chandragiri

Telugu Cinema literature – (2): Acharya Atreya

Acharya Atreya (7/5/1921 – 13/9/1989) is a well-known a name in Telugu film industry. His full name is Kilambi Venkata Narasimhacharyulu. He was a Playwright and worked as a lyricist and story/screenplay writer for Telugu cinema. He gave very good songs to Telugu cinema, which have become memorable for their content that instantly touched the heart and mind of the listener.

A film with the title ‘KoDe Nagu’ was made by Mallemala under the banner Koumudi Pictures which was released in the year 1974. Acharya Atreya provided the lyrics in this film and also acted in the film. The entire film was shot in and around the historical town ‘Chandragiri’. There was this fine song written by Atreya in simple terms, as he was well known for, that says some simple facts about the place and its history. Instantly it became very popular and still regarded as one of the best of Atreya’s songs.

idea candragiri
Souryaaniki giichina giri
idea chandragiri…

telugujaati caritaloena cherigipoeni kiirti siri
telugu netturuDikiMchina vairulakidi mRtyuvu dari

tirumala SriiveaMkaTeaSu cira dariSana vaaMChatoe
immDi narasiMhuDuu nirmiMchina durgamuu

aaMdhra Silpi panitanaanikadbhuta taarkaaNamugaa
velasina diTa svargamuu veyyeaLLaku puurvamu

idea candragiri
Souryaaniki giichina giri
idea chaMdragiri…

ikkaDea timmarusu cadivi ediginaaDu
raajaniiti raaTudeali raayala guruvainaaDu

ii mahalea kavipaMDitajana maMDali okanaaDu
ii Sithilaalea gatavaibhava cihnaalai migilina vii naaDu

idea chaMdragiri
Souryaaniki giichina giri
idea chaMdragiri…

ఇదే చంద్రగిరి
శౌర్యానికి గీచిన గిరి
ఇదే చంద్రగిరి…

తెలుగుజాతి చరితలోన చెరిగిపోని కీర్తి సిరి
తెలుగు నెత్తురుడికించిన వైరులకిది మృత్యువు దరి

తిరుమల శ్రీవేంకటేశు చిర దరిశన వాంఛతో
ఇమ్మడి నరసింహుడూ నిర్మించిన దుర్గమూ

ఆంధ్ర శిల్పి పనితనానికద్భుత తార్కాణముగా
వెలసిన దిట స్వర్గమూ వెయ్యేళ్ళకు పూర్వము

ఇదే చంద్రగిరి
శౌర్యానికి గీచిన గిరి
ఇదే చంద్రగిరి…

ఇక్కడే తిమ్మరుసు చదివి ఎదిగినాడు
రాజనీతి రాటుదేలి రాయల గురువైనాడు

ఈ మహలే కవిపండితజన మండలి ఒకనాడు
ఈ శిథిలాలే గతవైభవ చిహ్నాలై మిగిలిన వీ నాడు

ఇదే చంద్రగిరి
శౌర్యానికి గీచిన గిరి
ఇదే చంద్రగిరి…

This is Chandragiri
The place known for final limits of valor
This is Chandragiri…

In the history of Telugu race, a wealth of fame that can never be smeared
To those who made the blood of Telugus boil this place was like death near

With a wish to continuously have the view of Lord Sree Venkateswara
This is the fort got built during his reign by the king Immadi Narasimha

As a grand example to the great skill of the Andhra sculptor
A heaven came into existence here a thousand years ago

This is Chandragiri
The place known for final limits of valor
This is Chandragiri…

It was here Timmarusu got himself ably educated and grew
Made expert in virtues of Royal polity and became guru to Raayalu

This edifice once was a place for the group of poets and singers
Today these ruins remain as signs to the glory of bygone years

This is Chandragiri
The place known for final limits of valor
This is Chandragiri…

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