#4 चन्दन चर्चित (Chandana Charchita or Haririha Mugdha)

Alternate names

Candana Carcita, Chandhana Charchitha
Haririha Mugda, Harir iha Mugdha

Updated Apr 2013


Context and Meaning 

Radha’s friend continues her narrative from the previous ashtapadi. She is reporting to Radha what Krishna is doing, and boy, is she rubbing it in! All the maids of Vrndavana seem to be enjoying Krishna’s company except for poor forlorn Radha! The friend describes one gopi’s romantic antics per couplet, and you can imagine what this does to Radha…


Lyrics 

candana-carcita-nīla-kalevara-pīta-vasana-vana-mālī |
keli-calan-maṇi-kuṇḍala-maṇḍita-gaṇḍa-yuga-smita-śālī ||1||

haririha mugdha-vadhū-nikare vilāsini vilāsati kelī-pare ||dhruvapadaṃ||

pīna-payodhara-bhāra-bhareṇa hariṃ parirabhya sarāgam |
gopa-vadhūranugāyati kācid udañcita-parama-rāgam ||2||

kāpi vilāsa-vilola-vilocana-khelana-janita-manojam |
dhyāyati mugdha-vadhūradhikaṃ madhusūdana-vadana-sarojam ||3||

kāpi kapola-tale militā lapituṃ kim api śruti-mūle |
cāru cucumba nitambavatī dayitaṃ pulakair anukūle ||4||

keli-kalā-kutukena ca kācid amuṃ yamunā-jala-kūle |
mañjula-vañjula-kuñja-gataṃ vicakarṣa kareṇa dukūle ||5||

kara-tala-tāla-tarala-valayāvali-kalita-kalasvana-vaṃśe |
rāsa-rase saha-nṛtya-parā hariṇa-yuvatī-praśaśaṃse ||6||

śliṣyati kām api cumbati kām api kām api ramayati rāmām |
paśyati sa-smita-cāru-tarām aparām anugacchati vāmām ||7||

śrī-jayadeva-bhaṇitam idam adbhuta-keśava-keli-rahasyam |
vṛndāvana-vipine lalitaṃ vitanotu śubhāni yaśasyam ||8||

Renditions 

Carnatic 

  1. [HQ] G. Venugopal; ??? Raga; ??? Tala
    Gaana.com link
  2. P. Susheela; Mohana Raga; ??? Tala (Tuned by Dr. M. Balamuralikrishna?)
    Adapted to the film “Tenali Ramakrishna”
  3. [HQ] O. S. Arun; ??? Raga; ??? Tala
    A very innovative fast-paced take
    Gaana.com link
  4. Kavalam Srikumar; Panthuvarali Raga; ??? Tala
    A lot of manodharma
  5. Sattanadha Bhagavathar; Ramapriya Raga; ??? Tala
    Carnatic group bhajan style

Sopana Sangeetham 

  1. Sung by Vaikom Sankaran Namboothiri, music by K. C. Kalyanasundaram ; ??? Raga; ??? Tala
    MusicIndiaOnline Album Link

Hindustani

  1. Dr. Shyamala G. Bhave; ??? Raga; ??? Tala
    Adapted to a bhajan style
  2. Nirmala Mishra; ??? Raga; ??? Tala
    Adapted to a bhajan style
    Gaana.com link
  3. ???; ??? Raga; ??? Tala
    Adapted to Odissi dance

Pop 

  1. Pooja; ??? Raga; ??? Tala
    Adapted to a film version
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3 Responses to #4 चन्दन चर्चित (Chandana Charchita or Haririha Mugdha)

  1. rajiv says:

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  2. Pingback: Some historical snippets of BN – Part 19 – To Applaud or Not Applaud! | Bharathanatyam and the worldwide web

  3. versa kay says:

    Reblogged this on Versakay's Blog and commented:
    here is a blog that can delight jayadeva’s devotees.

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