#3 ललितलवङ्ग (Lalita Lavanga or Viharati Haririha)

Alternate names

Lalitha Lavanga, Lalita lavamga,
Viharati Harir iha, Viharathi Haririha

Updated Apr 2013



Context and Meaning

Our story proper starts just before this ashtapadi. It’s springtime, and poor Radha is desperately looking for Krishna, and asks a friend if she knows where is. She sure does! She delicately describes the beauties of the spring season and how Krishna is frolicking in the Yamuna woods with other gopis! This is just the beginning…


Lyrics 

vasante vasantī-kusuma-sukumārair avayavair
bhramantīṃ kāntāre bahu-vihita-kṛṣṇānusaraṇām |
amandaṃ kandarpa-jvara-janita-cintākulatayā
valad-bāḍhaṃ rādhāṃ sarasam idam ūce saha-carī ||

lalita-lavaṅga-latā-pariśīlana-komala-malaya-samīre |
madhukara-nikara-karambita-kokila-kūjita-kuñja-kuṭīre ||1||

viharati haririha sarasa-vasante
nṛtyati yuvati-janena samaṃ sakhi virahi-janasya durante ||dhruvapadaṃ||

unmada-madana-manoratha-pathika-vadhū-jana-janita-vilāpe |
ali-kula-saṅkula-kusuma-samūha-nirākula-bakula-kalāpe ||2||

mṛga-mada-saurabha-rabhasa-vaśaṃvada-nava-dala-māla-tamāle |
yuva-jana-hṛdaya-vidāraṇa manasija-nakha-ruci-kiṃśuka-jāle ||3||

madana-mahīpati-kanaka-daṇḍa-ruci-kesara-kusuma-vikāse |
milita-śilī-mukha-pāṭala-paṭala-kṛta-smara-tūṇa-vilāse ||4||

vigalita-lajjita-jagad-avalokana-taruṇa-karuṇa-kṛta-hāse |
virahi-nikṛntana-kunta-mukhākṛti-ketaka-danturitāśe ||5||

mādhavika-parimala-lalite nava-mālati-jāti-sugandhau |
muni-manasām api mohana-kārīṇi taruṇākaraṇa-bandhau ||6||

sphurad-atimukta-latā-parirambhana-muku1ita-pulakita-cūte |
vṛndāvana-vīpine parīsara-parigata-yamunā-jala-pūte ||7||

śrī-jayadeva-bhaṇitam idam udayati hari-caraṇa-smṛti-sāram |
sarasa-vasanta-samaya-vana-varṇanam anugata-madana-vikāram ||8||

Renditions 

Carnatic 

  1. Dr. M. Balamuralikrishna; Dvijavanti Raga; ??? Tala
    Traditional Carnatic style. Dr. BMK’s genius is demonstrated again in handling the cadence change in the first line of verse 6 coherently. Try it yourself before listening to his solution!
  2. ??? in the movie Hamsa Geethe; ??? Raga; ??? Tala
    Carnatic style adapted to dance in G. V. Iyer’s film
    [0 to 1.25 — Lalita Lavanga]
    [1.37 to 3.50 — Kuru Yadunandana]
    [4.30 to 8.10 — dheera-sameere]
    [8.15 to 9.48 — Rajani-Janita]
  3. P. Leela in the movie Adimakal; ??? Raga; ??? Tala
    Relatively quiet Carnatic style
  4. Mayavaram Muthukrishna Bhagavatar; Vasanta Raga; ??? Tala
    Carnatic bhajan style

Sopanam 

  1. Vaikom T. R. Sankaran Namboothiri; ??? Raga; ??? Tala
    Gaana.com link

Hindustani

  1. Pandit Raghunath Panigrahi; ??? Raga; ??? Tala
    Hindustani style
    Gaana.com Lalita Lavanga

Pop 

We don’t yet have a Pop version of this song. Please help!

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5 Responses to #3 ललितलवङ्ग (Lalita Lavanga or Viharati Haririha)

  1. I would like to request if any one can help with the meaning in 3 layers , that is the physical and spiritual and beyond the . mysticysm. veena murthy vijay. veenamurthyvijay@gmail.com

  2. kpks says:

    hi,
    i have an addition for you:

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