Sl. No.197; Paahi parvatanandini; Aarabhi; Aadi
; Keerthanam; Saanskrit.
Artist: Madurai T N
Note: This famous kriti is sung on the 9th navarathri
night. Dr M Balamuralikrishna, Dr Semmangudi Sreenivasa Iyer, Maharajapuram
Santhanam, Palakkad K V Narayanaswami, M D Ramanathan, R K Sreekantan,
T V Gopalakrishnan, TV Sankara Narayanan,
many masters have
rendered this at the navarathri mandapam. It is on the devi of Attingal,
the family deity of Travancore royal family. The reference to Attingal
is through the phrase "vaahini thada nivasini". This kriti
has no mudra of the composer but makes an unusual reference to "vanchi
nripalaka vamsa subhodaya" (One who brings rise in well-being
to the king of Vanchi, or Travancore).