Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Ernest Egerton Wood తాండవ నాట్య వర్ణన

ఎర్నెస్ట్ ఎగెర్టన్
వుడ్ ,
థియొసాఫికల్ సొసైటీ(Link see) సిద్ధాంతాలకు సన్నిహితుడు.
Ernest Egerton Wood (18 August 1883)
అన్నీబిసంట్ ( Annie Besant ),
జిడ్డు క్రిష్ణ మూర్తి ఇత్యాది సభ్యులతో
మైత్రి కలిగిన
Professor Ernest Egerton Wood
యోగిగానూ, దివ్య జ్ఞాన సమితి కార్యకలాపాలలో పాల్గొన్నాడు.
యోగిగానూ, సంస్కృత
భాషాభిమానిగానూ ప్రశంసలను పొందాడు.
అనేక గ్రంధాలను రచించిన ప్రొఫెసర్ .
ఆ పండితుడు రాసిన తాండవ నృత్య పద్యాలు ఇవి.
అతని రచన "పరమేశుని తాండవ నాట్య వర్ణన"
భక్తి తన్మయత్వాల ప్రతిబింబము.

Shiva Tandava Stotram

by ERNEST WOOD, 1931 ( see the Link)

O prosper us, Auspicious Lord,
Performer of the frantic dance,
O Bearer of the little drum
Sounding damad, damad, damad;
As through the forest of Thy hair,
Descends the purifying stream
About Thy neck, from which depends
Thy garland made of serpent-kings.

O may’st Thou be my constant joy,
Who dost the young moon crest employ;
Whose breadth of brow supports the fire
Blazing dhagad, dhagad, dhagad;
The river of the holy ones,
Revolving in Thy mound of hair,
Like wind-tossed creepers, waves upthrows
And glory on Thy head bestows.

May I find bliss within Thy being
O Thou, enrobed in space alone;
Whose mind is gladdened by the glance,
Side-long and constant, love-entranced,
Of Parvati, sweet daughter of
The Lord of Mountains, Himavat;
Whose eyes compassionful, dispel
Our miseries insuff’rable.

In Thee, O Master of all Life,
My heart ecstatic joy may feed;
O Thou, with upper garment smooth,
The passion-blinded demon’s skin.
The tawny serpents in Thy hair
Upon the face of Nature paint
Light from the jewels of their hoods-
A radiance, like to saffron spread.

O Great One, Bearer of a skull,
May we be prosperous in Thee;
On whose broad brow blazes the fire
That with its flame consumed the god
Of flower love; who art obeyed
By all the leaders of the gods;
Among whose hair the Ganges plays;
Whose crest-jewel gleams with moon-like rays.

May’st Thou, O Moon-Tiaraed One,
To us eternal riches be;
O Thou, the foot stool of whose throne
Is carpeted with pollen strewn
From flowers that deck the jeweled crowns
Of all the gods, from Indra down;
Whose twisted hair in coils is bound
The King of serpents girdled round.

Thou Three-Eyed One, be my delight;
O Thou, who form’st, with highest skill,
Rare figures on the breast of her
Descended from the hard of Hills.
Upon the tablet of Thy brow
Blazes dhagad, dhagad, dhagad,
The fire in which was sacrificed
The fell five-arrowed God of Love.

O Thou, Upholder of the Worlds,
Extend to us Thy blessings rich;
O skin-adorned, Moon beams-graced;
Thou bearer of the holy flood;
Whose neck, enwrapped in darkness thick
As moonless midnight, flashes forth
Amidst the ring of gathered clouds
Its shining light unconq’rable.

I worship Thee, destroyer of
Death, passion and blind ignorance,
The castles three, the elephant,
The sacrifice and birth and death;
Whose graceful plantain-stem-like throat
Sheds radiance all about Thy neck,
Resembling with its splendour dark
The fully-blossomed lotus blue.

I worship Thee, destroyer of
Death, passion, and blind ignorance,
The castles three, the elephant,
The sacrifice, and birth and death.
The arts of her who blesses all
Are like the blossoms of a tree,
From which the honeyed essence flows
To Thee, the bee that in them joys.

O Shiva, Thou art conqueror;
Performer of the frantic dance,
Which joins the beating of the drum,
Sounding dhimin, dhimin, dhimin,
With melody sublime and grand;
While on Thy awful brow the fire
Flares with the fanning of the breath
Of serpents whirling rapidly.

O Shiva, when shall I with true
Adorning equally accept
A hard stone and the softest bed,
A serpent and a string of pearls,
A priceless diamond and a clod
Of earth, a friend and enemy,
Mere grass and women lotus-eyed,
His subjects and a mighty king?

O when shall I be always glad,
Dwelling in holy Ganges’ bower,
From evil thoughts my mind released,
My hands before my forehead joined,
Repeating ever and again
The chant of “Shiva, Shiva” writ
Upon the forehead of her grace
The best of women, Parvati?

Extend to us our hearts’ delight,
O Thou, joy-giving day and night;
O Shining Presence, Lord Supreme
To Parvati, of women queen,
In Indra’s land the maidens fair
Wear jasmine clusters in their hair;
From these the pollen dropping free,
Exudes a salve which graceth Thee.

O may the world be conquered by
Thy marriage – music benison,
With “Shiva, Shiva” as its theme,
When sweet-eyed Parvati is bride;
The sound of which melodious,
By highly-gifted women sung,
Destroys all evils, be they dire
As the sub-ocean blazing fire

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