Karuniso Ranga Karuniso Krishna Lyrics

Ms. Jyothi Kiran had posted the lyrics for this song in my blog in November. I had overlooked it. No idea why. I am so sorry, Jyothi. Thanks so much for providing the lyrics. I have listened to this song several times sung by Dr Bhimsen Joshi. Just amazing.

Karuniso Ranga Karuniso Krishna
Karuniso Ranga Karuniso
Hagalu Irulu Ninna Samrane Mareyadanthe || Karuniso ||

Rukmangadanante Vrathava Naanariye
Shuka Muniyanthe Struthisalu Ariye
Bakavairiyenthe Dhyanava Maadalariye
Devakiyanthe Muddisaloo Ariye Krishna || Karuniso ||

Garudanandadi Pottu Thirugalu Ariye
Kariyalu Ariye Kari Raajanante
Vara Kapiyanthe Daasyava Maadalariye
Siriyante Neredu Mohisalu Ariye Krishna || Karuniso ||

Baliyante Daanava Kodalu Ariye
Bhakthi Cheluvanariye Prahalladanante
Varisalu Ariye Arjunanante Sakhanaagi
Salaho Devara Deva Salaho Devara Deva
Purandara Vittala Sri Purandara Vittala || Karuniso ||

Listen to the song on Youtube here sung by Dr. Bhimsen Joshi.


26 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by prashanth on January 24, 2011 at 1:09 am

    Beautiful song. Beauty of depth, beauty of feeling, beauty of brilliant singing all in one.

    Today, as this wonderful singer and bhaktha passes on, let us all remember his wonderful contributions to this world and pray that the lord bless his soul and take care of him…..

    – Prashanth
    24th Jan 2011


  2. Posted by Bhushan Gowda on January 31, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    Thanks Jyothi..


  3. Posted by kripa on February 6, 2011 at 12:55 am

    Kariyalu Ariye Kari Raajanante

    thanks for posting this. would you happen to know what the above line means? who does kariraaja refer to?
    thanks, kripa.


    • Posted by Abhi on April 17, 2011 at 2:40 pm

      Kari raaja means the king of elephant. This refers to the story of Gajendra moksha where the elephant will seek the help of lord Vishnu, when stuck in the mouth of a crocodile. The lord immediately rushes and saves the elephant.

      In this song, Purandara dasa says, “I dont know how to call like the elephant, so that you rush to me and save me.”

      The song is one of the gems composed. Purandara dasa lists all the great saints and devotees of lord Vishnu and says that I can never equal any one of them; Yet I seek your blessings. So kindly help me, O lord. (Karuniso Ranga)


      • can u please send me as to which all instances is the song refering to…i mean please explain like how u have explained above……thanking you

  4. Posted by vinay sagar on February 28, 2011 at 4:09 am

    my grandfather was pandit bhimsen joshi’s friend

    entha maduravade geethe iddu …….manasa prashantage agutte


  5. Posted by Divakar on April 30, 2011 at 3:24 am

    Dear Madam,

    I will be grateful if you can mail the Kannada transliteration of this Divine song.
    Dr Bhimsen Joshi has rendered this beutiful song with such deep devotion in his trademark booming voice that it takes you to another world.
    Whenever I am disturbed, I just close my eyes and listen to this great song atleast 3 times and feel really different thereafter!
    Somehow the complete lyrics do not come to my mind whenever I intend to sing it without the audio! Can you pl send the lyrics in Kannada?



  6. Posted by Ashok on May 5, 2011 at 6:09 am

    Thanks a lot


  7. Posted by Prashanth Anantharaman on May 12, 2011 at 12:05 am

    Lyrics in Kannada….

    ಕರುಣಿಸೋ ರಂಗ ಕರುಣಿಸೋ ಕೃಷ್ಣ
    ಹಗಲು ಇರುಳು ನಿನ್ನ ಸ್ಮರಣೆ ಮರೆಯದಂತೆ
    ಕರುಣಿಸೋ ರಂಗ ಕರುಣಿಸೋ ಕೃಷ್ಣ ಕರುಣಿಸೋ….ರಂಗ ಕರುಣಿಸೋ

    ರುಕುಮಾಂಗದನಂತೆ ವ್ರತವ ನಾನರಿಯೆ
    ಶುಕಮುನಿಯಂತೆ ಸ್ತುತಿಸಲು ಅರಿಯೆ
    ಬಕವೈರಿಯಂತೆ ಧ್ಯಾನವ ಮಾಡಲರಿಯೇ
    ದೇವಕಿಯಂತೆ ಮುದ್ದಿಸಲೂ ಅರಿಯೆನೋ ಕೃಷ್ಣ ||ಕರುಣಿಸೋ||

    ಗರುಡನಂದದಿ ಪೊತ್ತು ತಿರುಗಲು ಅರಿಯೆ
    ಕರಿಯಲು ಅರಿಯೆ ಕರಿ ರಾಜನಂತೆ
    ವರ ಕಪಿಯಂತೆ ದಾಸ್ಯವ ಮಾಡಲರಿಯೇ
    ಸಿರಿಯಂತೆ ನೆರೆದು ಮೋಹಿಸಲು ಅರಿಯೆ ಕೃಷ್ಣ ||ಕರುಣಿಸೋ||

    ಬಲಿಯಂತೆ ದಾನವ ಕೊಡಲು ಅರಿಯೆ
    ಭಕ್ತಿ ಚಲವನರಿಯೇ ಪ್ರಹ್ಲಾದನಂತೆ
    ವರಿಸಲು ಅರಿಯೆ ಅರ್ಜುನನಂತೆ ಸಖನಾಗಿ
    ಸಲಹೋ ದೇವರ ದೇವ ಸಲಹೋ ದೇವರ ದೇವ
    ಪುರಂದರ ವಿಟ್ಟಲ ಶ್ರೀ ಪುರಂದರ ವಿಟ್ಟಲ ||ಕರುಣಿಸೋ||


  8. Posted by Ravikiran on May 12, 2011 at 6:10 am

    This song has lots of emotions inside. My mom use to listen this song in her last days. I use to play this song in my mobile when she was in bed. I still listen this song whenever I feel to remember my mom.



  9. I love your website especially lyrics.

    I was searching for Karuniso Ranga Karuniso, I got it.



  10. Posted by pramod Pai on October 16, 2011 at 1:45 am

    We all remain grateful tp shri Purandardas and Pt. Bahimsen joshi for such a wonderful creation. You can not stop listening just once. Feel compelled to listen again and again….


  11. Posted by Deepak on January 11, 2012 at 9:29 am

    Beautiful song! Thanks for the lyrics! It was very difficult to find one . Still waiting for the English lyrics of thunga theeradi 🙂


  12. Posted by pjoshi on March 29, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    a most beautiful Purandaradasa kriti…. and Pt Bhimsen Joshi sings it in a way that’s almost touching and heart rending … it makes me cry everytime I listen to it. Thank you for posting the lyrics and the song.


  13. Posted by pjoshi on March 31, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    I also had another question: I am wondering if you or anyone else would know if this is sung in Raga Mohanam?
    thank you again 🙂


  14. Posted by raghu on July 27, 2012 at 9:31 am

    You are doing a stupendous job!!! I wish there were more like you! May God bless you!


  15. Posted by swapna bekal on September 9, 2012 at 7:21 am

    thanks a heap for the wonderful lyrics that is otherwise unavailable..


  16. Posted by Mallika on March 1, 2013 at 11:21 am

    what does Bakavairi mean? Can you email me please ——–athreyamallika@sbcglobal.net


  17. good bhajan


  18. Posted by jp on April 6, 2015 at 6:16 am

    What a lyrics with clear words with melody


  19. Posted by Gurumurthy on October 8, 2015 at 2:03 pm

    I can never have enough of listening to this song… so beautiful ..so beautiful !!! Thanks for putting the song a lyrics together…


  20. Beautiful Song….. thak you for lyrics……


  21. Posted by Sesha on July 13, 2017 at 8:26 am

    Request translation of the lyrics in English. Gratefully appreciated.


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