Sunday, October 23, 2016

Maitreem Bhajatha --- A Timeless Poem for a Loving World!




Here is that precious video on the same day.



maitrIm bhajata, akhila hrit jaitrIm |
Atmavad Eva parAnn api pashyata |
yudhham tyajata, spardhAm tyajata |
tyajata parEShu akrama-AkramaNam ||
jananI prithivI kAma-dukhArtE |
janako dEvah sakala dayALuh |
dAmyata, datta, dayadhvam janatA |
shrEyO bhUyAt sakala janAnAnAm ||
shrEyO bhUyAt sakala janAnAnAm ||
shrEyO bhUyAt sakala janAnAnAm ||

Maithreem Bhajatha Akila Hrith Jeththreem
- Serve with Friendship and Humility, which will conquer the Hearts of Everyone.

Atmavat Eva Paraan api pashyata
- Look upon others similar to yourself.

Yuddham Tyajata
- Renounce War

Spardhaam Tyajata
- Renounce unnecessary Competition for Power

Tyajata Pareshwa akrama aakramanam
- Give up Aggression on others' properties which is wrong

Jananee Prthivee Kaamadughaastey
- Mother Earth is big enough and ready to give us all we desire like a Kaamadenu

JanakO Deva: Sakala Dayaalu:
- God, Our Father, is very Compassionate to All

Daamyata - So, Restrain yourself
Datta - So, Donate your wealth to others
Dayathvam - So, Be Kind to others
Janathaa: - Oh People of the World

Sreyo Bhooyaath Sakala Janaanaam
- May All People of this World be Happy and Prosperous.
Sreyo Bhooyaath Sakala Janaanaam
- May All People of this World be Happy and Prosperous.
Sreyo Bhooyaath Sakala Janaanaam
- May All People of this World be Happy and Prosperous!

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It is exactly 50 years today since Maitreem Bhajatha, the immortal poem composed by Kanchi Mahaswamigal, was rendered at the United Nations in New York on October 23rd, 1966 on the occasion of the UN day, by Bharat Ratna Smt. M.S. Subbalakshmi!

On the previous day of the concert, she had a very bad throat and could hardly breathe. She did not even tell it her husband Sri Sadashivam or even to her daugter Smt Radha but started praying to Kanchi Mahaperiyava. Till the time she entered the concert hall and even after sitting in the dais her throat was very bad. After reaching the dais with sincere heart she invoked Periyava and cried “OM”, Immediately she was able to feel the difference and miraculously regained her voice, which sounded sweeter than ever!

She finally sang “Maitreem Bhajatha” composition to a standing ovation.

The tune for the song was set by Shri Vasant Desai and he was paid Rs. 501 by Shri T. Sadasivam, MSS' husband, in 1966!

MSS is seen doing Pada Pooja to Mahaswamigal. And the other one is a picture singing at the UN on the same day, October 23rd in 1966!

Shankara.

1 comment:

  1. Maha Periyava Charanam. Thank you for sharing this wonderful article Sir. It's so touching as you have given meaning of the song and hearing MS amma sing is such a blessing.

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