Devaa Tuje Dayena Ammi – Konkani Bhajan

The late P.G.Kamath wrote the song “Devaa Tuje…” 25 years ago, in 1985, to be included in ‘Konkani Geet Chandrika’, an audio cassette brought out by Kerala Konkani Academy. The lyrics of 8 lines are simple Konkani translation of the opening shloka starting “Bhadram Karnebhi…” from Ganapati Atharvasheersham in Sanskrit. That was sung by Sri. Muralidhar Shenoy from Kochi.

Later, when P.G.Kamath’s poems were brought out in “POVLLIM” published in 2003, the song was included in the anthology.

And, all the songs from the original audio cassette were re-produced, re-playing with new orchestration, and sung by new singers, in an Audio CD ‘Konkani Geet Chandrika’ from UAE. It was released during the GSB Yuva Sammelan held at Mangalore in Jan 2010.  ‘Devaa Tuje’ was rendered by Pandit Upendra Bhat in this Audio CD.  

Again, on 5th September 2010 when Vishwa Konkani Kendra (Mangalore) celebrated the Konkani Manyata Divas at Kochi , the venue was named as “P G Kamath Nagar”. The program was conducted with the support of Kerala Konkani Academy and Anugraha Charitable Trust, besides the Govt. of Goa. “Deva Tuje” was the invocation song rendered by Sri. Janardhan Athri during the occasion. Incidentally it was his maiden Konkani song presentation in a public audience.

Further more, while Pandit Upendra Bhatji performed  “SWARAANJALI”, a musical event organised by us on 08 May 2011, he delivered ‘Devaa Tuje…’ with a Hindustani variation. We bring to you all the four versions including the rendition in the live concert.
Listen to the rendition of Devaa Tuje…’ by different singers :
( Note: Please click on the “play” button of the widgets only one at a time to facilitate clear rendition of the songs)
Initial version of Sri. Muralidhar Shenoy from the Audio Cassette (1985) :

DEVAA TUJE by Muralidhar Shenoy

Second version by Pandit Upendra Bhat from the Audio CD (2010) :

DEVAA TUJE…by Pt. Upendra Bhat |

Third version by Sri.Janardhan Athri (Sung on 05 Sep 2010) :

DEVAA TUJE – By Janardhan Athri |

 Fourth version by Pt. Upendra Bhat. Live in concert with a variation in tune

DEVAA TUJE – Live rendition