December 2019

Yudhiṣṭhira: As time passes by and all creatures are taken to the abode of death, which is the conduct that leads to śreyas (goodness)? Bhīṣma: (What Mādhavī told her father) – What one knows to be good, he must do it at once. Or else, Death comes in the way. What one plans to do in the afternoon, one must do it in the morning. Death doesn't observe if one has done something or is yet to do something. Therefore, one must adhere to dharma and...
ಇನ್ನು ಮುಂದೆ ಈ ಎರಡು ಕೃತಿಗಳ ಹಲಕೆಲವು ಪದ್ಯಗಳನ್ನು ತೌಲನಿಕವಾಗಿ ಸಮೀಕ್ಷಿಸಬಹುದು. ಮೊದಲಿಗೆ ಇಬ್ಬರೂ ಅನುವಾದಕ್ಕೆ ತೆಗೆದುಕೊಂಡಿರುವ ಸಮಾನಪದ್ಯಗಳನ್ನು ಪರಿಶೀಲಿಸೋಣ. ಕರಾರವಿಂದೇನ ಪದಾರವಿಂದಂ       ಮುಖಾರವಿಂದೇ ವಿನಿವೇಶಯಂತಮ್ | ವಟಸ್ಯ ಪತ್ರಸ್ಯ ಪುಟೇ ಶಯಾನಂ       ಬಾಲಂ ಮುಕುಂದಂ ಮನಸಾ ಸ್ಮರಾಮಿ || ಹಸ್ತಕಮಲದಿಂದ ತನ್ನ ಚರಣಕಮಲವ ತೆಗೆದು ವದನಕಮಲದೊಳಗೆ ಹೊಗಿಸುತಿರುವನ ಆಲದೆಲೆಯೆ ತೊಟ್ಟಿಲೊಳಗೆ ಪವಡಿಸಿರುವನ ನೆನೆವೆನೆನ್ನ ಚಿತ್ತದೊಳಗೆ - ಮಗು ಮುಕುಂದನ (ಬಿ.ಮು., ಪುಟ ೩) ಅಡಿಯ ತಾವರೆಯನ್ನು ಕೈಯ ತಾವರೆಯಿಂದ ಬಾಯ ತಾವರೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಹೊಗಿಸುವವನ...
Gejje-Pooje
Venkaṭalakṣmāsānī Among the popular dancers of my village, Bairakūru Venkaṭalakṣmāsānī’s dance and histrionics[1] became famous. Apart from the knowledge of music and Bharatanāṭyam, she also possessed some knowledge of literature. She sang and emoted various classical compositions including Jayadeva’s Aṣṭapadi[2] and Kṛṣṇakarṇāmṛta[3]. As a result, esteemed connoisseurs gathered at her residence for playing cards and having...
The fox said, “A golden child! Listening to the words of this eagle, you’re on the verge of leaving this boy here and going away! Will love and sorrow go away just because you leave? If you abandon him here, later you will definitely feel terrible. Long time ago, Śrīrāma killed Śambhuka and brought a brāhmaṇa boy to life, haven’t you heard? And a dhārmika brought Śvetarāja’s son back to life, don’t you know? Similarly, some siddha or muni or...
ಸಂಸ್ಕೃತಸಾಹಿತ್ಯದ ಚಿರಸುಂದರವಾದ ರಸಮಯಭಾಗಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಸುಭಾಷಿತಗಳಿಗೆ ಮಿಗಿಲಾದ ಸ್ಥಾನವಿದೆ. ಇವನ್ನು ಭಾವಕವಿತೆಯ ಅತ್ಯುತ್ತಮಪ್ರತಿನಿಧಿಗಳೆಂದು ಕೂಡ ಕರೆಯಬಹುದು. ಜೀವನದ ಎಲ್ಲ ಮುಖಗಳನ್ನೂ ಪ್ರಕೃತಿಯ ಎಲ್ಲ ಪರಿಯ ಸೊಗಸುಗಳನ್ನೂ ಶಾಸ್ತ್ರ-ಕಲೆಗಳ ಅಸಂಖ್ಯಸ್ವಾರಸ್ಯಗಳನ್ನೂ ಸುಭಾಷಿತಗಳು ಸಮರ್ಥವಾಗಿ ಬಿಂಬಿಸಿಕೊಂಡು ಬಂದಿವೆ. ಭಾರತೀಯಸಾಹಿತ್ಯಪರಂಪರೆಯ ಕಥನೇತರಧಾರೆಯ ಸರ್ವೋಚ್ಚಸಾಧನೆಯೇ ಸುಭಾಷಿತವೆಂದರೆ ತಪ್ಪಲ್ಲ. ಇವುಗಳ ಹೂರಣವೆಷ್ಟು ಸವಿಯೋ ತೋರಣವೂ ಅಷ್ಟೇ ಸೊಗಸು. ಇಲ್ಲಿ ಬಗೆಬಗೆಯ ಛಂದಸ್ಸುಗಳ, ಪರಿಪರಿಯ ಅಲಂಕಾರಗಳ, ಕಿವಿಗಳನ್ನು ಜಕ್ಕುಲಿಸುವ ಪದಪುಂಜಗಳ...
Although he was sixty years old, he was like a thirty-year-old in mind and body – my dear friend, Srinivasamurthy.[1] Even now, whenever I reminisce about him, my eyes well up with tears. Srinivasamurthy grew up amidst comfort and happiness. His father Ramachandra Rao was an Amaldar.[2] Just like Ramachandra Rao, Srinivasamurthy too was handsome, generous, and belonged to a large family. He grew up with the love and respect of his parents....
There once lived an elderly veśyā who went by the name Sītakka in the Guniguntipalya area of Mulubagilu town. She had a foster daughter. I remember her name to be Ratnāsānī. In those days, the Bharatācārya[1] who lived in our town was a vaidika (a Vedic scholar/someone who follows and practices the Vedic lifestyle), Panasakayala Venkatasubbabhatta. I must have been around seven-eight years of age when I saw him. He was around seventy. He...
Kanchi Paramacharya
DVG’s Sri Ramaparikshanam has attempted to examine and analyse the various strands of difficult questions related to Dharma by creating imaginary conversations that Sri Rama has between Ahalya, Sita, Lakshmana and other important characters. Although Sri Rama is a Puranic person, he is placed in the human world and his various accomplishments and sorrows are brought out in this work. The gentleness in honouring all life | The method of enjoying...