Evi tallI niruDu kurisina -- SrI SrI dE...

Srinivasa Dokka (sdokka@st6000.sct.edu)
Mon, 30 Sep 1996 20:59:53 -2800 (EDT)


Thanks for everyone who pointed out that 'Evi tallI, niruDu kurisina
hima samUhamulu' was from SrI SrI and NOT from dEvulapalli. Some of 
our friends also wanted the full text of Evi tallI and with due thanks 
to SrI PALANA, here is the complete text --

>From the pages of KhaDga sRshTi by mahAkavi SrIrangam SrInivAsa rAo...

			"Evi tallI"  
			___________

	(The snows of yester year by F.Willon ki anukaraNa)

	cakravarti aSOkuDekkaDa ?
	jagadguru SankaruDu yekkaDa ??
	Evi tallI ! 
	niruDu kurisina hima samUhamulu ??

	kALidAsa mahA kavIndruni
	kavana vAhinilO karangina
	ujjayini nEDekkaDammA ?
	undi ? cUpincu !

	shAjahAn anta:puramulO
	shaTpadI sinjAnamekkaDa ?
	jhAnsI lakshmI dEvi ekkina
	saindhavam nEDEdi tallI ?

	rudramAmbA, Badra kALI,
	rOshaNOjjwala rOculEvI ?
	khaDga tikkana kadana kAhaLa
	kaha kaha dhwanulekkaDammA !!

	ekkaDammA kRshNa rAyani
	bAhu jAgradbADa bAgnulu
	bAla candruni brahma nAyuni
	prANa vAyuvu lEvi tallI !!

	jagadguruvulu, cakravartulu,
	satkavISulu, sainya nAdhulu,
	mahA vanitalu, mahA rAgjnulu,
	kAna rArEmI ??

	pasiDi rekkalu visiri kAlam,
	pAri pOyina jADalEvI ?
	Evi tallI ?
	niruDu kurisina hima samUhamulu ??

	(SinjANamu = vinTi nAri dhwani, saindhavamu = aSwamu,
	 rOcissu, rOculu = velugu, kiraNamulu )

	PRK gAru can analyze if every stanza follows the 'mutyAla sarAlu' 
	style.

	No, Knowing that this piece is written by SrI SrI did not change my 
	attitude towards the poem. Infact, I am glad that I came to know of 
	the piece fully. I like a poem as a poem and analyze it as it is, 
	irrespective of who wrote it, giving most of the credit to the extent 
	to which the author is convinced on the subject before putting it 
	into words. I have the following questions to be answered and would
	appreciate any help --

	1. shAjahAn anta:puramlO tummedala sinjANamekkaDa ?? ani kavi 
	   hRdayam vilapincaDamlO antarArtham..?? asalu anta:puramlO
	   tummeda dhwAnamEmiTi, adi E pUla tOTa lOnO ayitE samanjasam gA
	   unDEdEmO..

	2. jagadguru SankaruDinI, kALidAsunI, mahA vIrulendarinO 'Evi tallI'
	   ani talapOyaDamlO artham undi kAnI, shAjahAn anta:puram SOBalu
	   nEDu lEvu lEvanaDamlO aucityam..??

	3. Is kRshNa rAyalu known for his valory (bAhu jAgradbADabAgnulu)
	   more than his poetic ability and appreciation. May be viplava
	   kavi gAriki adi mAtramE kAvAlI anukunTE, idE poem lO mundugA 
	   kALIdAsu gAri kavana sImalanu darSincaDam jarigindi kadA..

	On the whole, the sentence alone "Evi tallI niruDu kurisina
	hima samUhamulu" left a stronger impression in me than the whole
	poem for these inconsistencies.. May be I am missing something
	here, Any takers...?? 

regards..

- Ram (Ramabhadra Dokka from sdokka@st6000.sct.edu)