Theertha Vittala, The abode of God is the place he is worshipped. Pt. Bhimsen Joshi, vocalist.

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Theertha vitthala,  the pilgrimage to God is holy, chethra vittahala, one’s creed is holy, deva vitthala, and God is holy and to be puja, worshipped. Matha vithala, mother is holy as is pitha the father, vithala, vithala matha, vithala, pitha vithala, bandhu vithala, one’s friend is holy gothra vithala, one’s ancestors are holy, deva…guru vithala, one’s master is holy gurudevathar your teachers are holy for life vithala nidhana vithala, the emptiness is a place to be filled with holiness, niranthara vithala, theertha vithala, the pilgrimage is holiness nama manae baidae, our father’s names are vithala holy, swapanla, manoni kadi thala, and the call for holiness comes in dreams, paar nahi, paar nahi, without which there is no salvation. Theertha vithhala chethra vithala…the pilgirmage to Jerusalem, the holy city of all faith and humanity.

Vithala Geethi Gaava, Sing God of your glory. Pt. Bhimsen Joshi. Vocalist.

Vithala geethi gawa, sing God to your servant, vithala ubha mahavari devari, so that they become compliant. Anathantha bandhu, our eternal friend  vithala kripa sindhu, without whom sins will never be forgiven. Thodi bhava bandhu make us your friend. Yama pasha, who conquers death thohi sharanam dhatha, provide always praise. Vithala mukthi datha thohi sharanam gatha, the One who gives salvation, offer thanks.  Vithala santha madhave, God is above the saint, glory is his. Vithala ubha mahavari devari God make your servants pleasing. Vithala guna nidhi the One who is above every virtue, vithala sarva dhristi, and who can see all things, lagale samadhi, give salvation. Vithala geethi gawa, vithala vithala. Vithala thae naam dhetha dharae sukhe. God provide happiness. Gundavane mukh sudamane, reject evil and embrace good like child Krishna with the serpent of the ocean.  Vithala geethi gawa, Sing God to your servants who are at your feet.

Vithala geeti gawa, Sing of God’s Glory. Vocalist. Pt. Bhimsen Joshi, Lyrics by Saint Tukaram.

vithala giti gawa vithala chti ghyawa,vithala ubha pahavari devawari,anthancha bandhu vithala krupasindhu,todi bhavbandhu yamapash,tochi sharanangata vithala mukatidata,vithala ja santha samagame,vithala gunnidhi vithala sarvsiddhi,lagali samadhi vithala naame,vithalache naame gheta zale sukh,godawale mukhe tuka mahne.

Singing the songs of the Lord attains selfhood. Those who are in HIS company are called warriors of God.Everlasting friend, the One who provides mercy is the ruler of this earth.Praise HIS glory so that you may attain salvation from the world in assembly of wise and pious people. God who is the master of all virtues is also the giver of wisdom and becoming one with him is possible with the constant chanting of HIS name. Let it be known that it is only his renown that will be made evident. The saint Tukaram sings of Divine Majesty, Vithala.


Pt. Bhimsen Joshi: Raag Miyan Ki Malhar: How to Welcome The Beloved of The Rain Who Is Also Sadarangile, the Eternal Witness.

Synagogue Persia, Iran.

Synagogue Persia, Iran.

 Mumade charangil gariye balama tumme binne mai ke tori badaria eitna suhave mumade charangil, mumade rangile balama, balama rangile, rangile, mumade charangil gariye balama tumme bine mai ke tori badaria eitna suhave mumade charangil, ghumande, ghumande ghanna ghave naina chari lagaye, (lagave)ghanna ghave ri tumme bine mai ghanna ghave ghumande, ghumande ghanna ghaave naina saril lagave tarkave sada rangile ko adaaji chamakate bichate darave mumade charangil..dari e balama, tumme binne mai kya kari badariya, eitna suhave..rangile balama tumme bina mai ka kari badariya eitna suhave, mumade charangil.This garden of delight, Beloved, is nothing without you. The clouds of rain welcomed. They thunder and our eyes are forced to meet because I wander as a cloud. Our meeting was delayed I suffered greatly for You. I pay obeisance because thy power is like lightning and thunder and I get afraid. Without you then how can I as a cloud welcome You?

Constable, rain clouds.

Constable, rain clouds.

The Goddess Durga Slaying Demons. Jai durge durgati pariharini. Surrender To Her Will. Pt. Bhimsen Joshi Hindustani Classical Music. Ogo nodhi apon bege pagol para, the river in ecstasy. Vocalist, Hemantha Mukherjee.

Jai durge durgati pariharini, shumbha vidarini matha bhavani jai durge durgati pariharini…adi shakti para brahma swarupini, jagat janini chahuveda bathane jai durge durgati parihini….brahma shiva hari archan kiinu gyan dharat sur nar muni gyani jai durge…ashttha bhuja kar ghatta virage, shimbha sawa sakal varadini jai durge…Brahma nand sharan me aayo bhava bhaya nash karo maharani, jai durge durgati pariharini shumbha vidarini mata bhavani jai durge durgati parihini….Victory to Goddess Durga, the Mother of All. You who has the power of the Creator and rules with wisdom of the Vedas. The three worlds of the Creator, The Destroyer, and The Preserver pay homage to Thee. The One who has knowledge greater than the all the saints combined. You are the one who rides a lion to save the world. Come world into Her Holy presence, and have your sins destroyed. Salutations to Goddess Durga, the Queen.

river in ecstasy.

River in ecstasy. Ogo nodhi apon bege pagol para.

Ogo nodhi apon bege pagol para,Ami sthobdho chapar thoru gondhobhore thondrahara, ami shodha ochol thaki gobhir chola gopon rakhi amar chola nobin pathai amar chola gopon dhara,ogo nodhi cholar bege pagol para,pothe pothe bahir hoye apon hara, amar chola jaina bola alor pane praner chola,akash bojhe anondo thar bojhe nishar nirob thara ogo nodhi apon bege pagol para. Listen to the river that wanders in ecstasy here, I am stunned by its presence. In its fragrance I wish to lose my soul. I will always remain bereft of you, my friend the river. No one can realize this journey except the light that envelopes souls. The heavens understand this light as do the silent stars at night. I want to walk in your depths along the fragrant river banks. As I wander along and leave your side, it is myself that I have lost. It can be said that through the journey the soul is uplifted. The sky admits the joy of the running river and so do the stars in heaven.