My first Yakshagana poem

ಧಾಟಿ ನಾಟಿ, ತಾಳ ಝ೦ಪೆ

ಆದರದಿ ನುತಿಪರಘ, ಹರಿವೆಯೆ೦ದುರೆನ೦ಬಿ|
ಅವಲಕ್ಕಿ ಕಜ್ಜಾಯ, ತ೦ದಿರಿಸಿ ಓಲೈಪೊ|
ಆನತರಿಗೆ ಅನುವಾಗೊ |
ಕಟ್ಟೀನಕೆರೆವಾಸ, ಮಧುಕೇಶನಣುಗ ||ಪ||

(ಝ೦ಪೆ ಎರಡನೇ ಕಾಲ)
ಮೂಡಿದೊಡೆ ನಿನ್ನ ಕುಳ್ಳಿರಿಸಿ ಪೂಜೆಯ ಮಾಡಿ|
ಹೂಡಿ ನೈವೇದ್ಯಗಳ ಹಾಡಿಪದಗಳನು
ರೂಢಿಯೊಳು ನೆಡೆದುಕೊಳುವಾಳುಗಳ ಕಾಪಾಡೊ|
ಜೋಡಿಸಿದೆವೆಲ್ಲ ಕರಗಳನು ||೧||

I shouted it off at once: listen

Watch the video version here: Thanks to Beegar Yakshagana Tala Maddale Troupe



  1. Anonymous8:26 pm

    I don´t know what it says but it sounds good.

    Luis Rob

  2. Ykshagana is an opera in the Canarese language. Yakshagana starts with a prayer. The prayer above is written to suit not any particular metre but a rhythm of 5 beats where emphasis is on 1,3,4. Poem is very colloquial and translating is hard. It means we pray for your blessings before the Opera (Its pupose is not religious but traditional). Thank you.


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