Harimuraleeravam

(Translation on request for NM)
Jagannathan aka Jagan pretends to be the new owner of Kanimangalam palace and throws his weight around with a few of his friends. Unnimaya and her foster dad Krishna Varma, who had lived in the palace outhouse for years taking care of it, are not happy with this newcomer and his seemingly loose ways. In a dire situation, Krishna Varma sells his harmonium to Jagan. Unnimaya finds out about it and tries to get it back to no avail. She is angry and devastated that her dad’s precious possession ends up with someone who has no respect for music. And then Jagan surprises everyone with this amazing song. 🙂

This is one of the hit songs of 90s from the blockbuster Lalettan movie Aaram Thampuran. The dialogue at the beginning of this song has the unique distinction of being much revered and much ridiculed at the same time. Malayalis make it a point to spring this dialogue on any other Malayali who seem to be going on and on about his/her own accomplishments. 😀  This is a well loved Dasettan song and a Raveendran mash masterpiece talking about Lord Krishna wandering in search of Radha possibly after a tiff between them.

To listen to the song, click play:

Harimuraleeravam…
Haritha vrindaavanam, pranaya sudhaamaya mohana gaanam
[The sound of Hari’s flute…
(is filling the) green Vrindavan garden, with a beautiful love song oozing with nectar]
Harimuraleeravam…
Haritha vrindaavanam, pranaya sudhaamaya mohana gaanam
[The sound of Hari’s flute…
(is filling the) green Vrindavan garden, with a beautiful love song oozing with nectar]
Harimuraleeravam 
harimuraleeravam 
harimuraleeravam 
harimuraleeravam 
[The sound of Hari’s flute]
 
Madhumozhi raadhe, ninne thaedi…
[Hey honey tongued Radha, searching for you…]
Madhumozhi raadhe ninne thaedi
alayukayaanu oru madhava janmam
[Hey honey tongued Radha, searching for you
is wandering this avatar of Madhavan]
Ariyuka aayi avan ee hridayam
aruna sindooram aayi uthirum maunam
[He knows your heart
even in the (angry) silence which is given out as the redness of sun]
Nin swara mandapa nadayil unarnnoru
ponthiri aayi avan eriyukayallo!
[Birthed on the steps of your musical temple, 
like a golden flame he is burning!]
Nin priya narthana vaniyil unarnnoru
manthari aayi swayam urukukayallo!
[Awaken in your favorite woods of dance,
like a grain of sand he is melting!]
 
Harimuraleeravam…
Haritha vrindaavanam, pranaya sudhaamaya mohana gaanam
[The sound of Hari’s flute…
(is filling the) green Vrindavan garden, with a beautiful love song oozing with nectar]
Harimuraleeravam…
[The sound of Hari’s flute]
 
Kalayamune nee kavilil chaarthum…
[Hey Yamuna, the one you wear on your cheeks]
Kalayamune nee kavilil chaarthum
kalabha nilappoo pozhiyuvathu enthe?
[Hey Yamuna, the one you wear on your cheeks
the night sandalwood flower, why is it falling?]
Talir viral meettum varavallakiyil
tharala vishaadham padaruvathenthe?
[On the the strings of the veena, which your soft fingers play
why is a wavering sadness spreading?]
Paadi nadannu maranjoru vazhikalil
eeran aninja karanjali aayi nee
[On the paths which were traversed while singing
you became the wet(teary?) palms folded in prayers]
Paadhuka mudrakal thedi nadappoo
gopavadhoojana vallabhan innum
[Searching for your footprints is
the beloved of cattle herder lasses*, even today]
 
Harimuraleeravam…
Haritha vrindaavanam, pranaya sudhaamaya mohana gaanam
[The sound of Hari’s flute…
(is filling the) green Vrindavan garden, with a beautiful love song oozing with nectar]
Harimuraleeravam 
harimuraleeravam 
harimuraleeravam 
harimuraleeravam…ravam…ravam…
[The sound of Hari’s flute…the sound…the sound…]

* Lord Krishna is believed to be a favorite of the cattle herder ladies while he was growing up.

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