jAvaLi – lyrics and more

Started publishing a collection of a few hundred jAvaLis in different Indian languages – in Telugu script, and transliterated to English, and, some day, Devanagari or Tamil too. Wish we could locate notation or recordings too!

Master list can be viewed here – updated once in a while!

All the lyrics can be seen under the jAvaLi Lyrics menu item!

We are now on Twitter too – please follow at @JavaliBlog

23 April 2022: Tried changing to a different font family so that it is easy to differentiate between letters like lower case L “l” and upper case i (“I”). If it causes a problem to read, please alert us.

27 March 2022: Over 830 jAvaLis, and counting! While the original intent was to publish only what my mother had collected, it extended to discovering many more too. Hope to somehow collect every single jAavaLi ever written/published, and post it here! Proud to say this may well be the single largest collection of jAvaLi lyrics in one place. Thanks to many who helped source the lyrics / help in transliteration! 🙏

Please spread the word so that more people benefit from the collection! 🙏

25 July 2021: As of today, we have run out of lyrics typed in English and Telugu. But, we still have many more to work on – a bunch of lyrics in kannaDa, and also a full book of pArsi jAvaLis, a set of filmi jAvaLis. Plus, we will need to spend some time to mark duplicates, add audio / video links wherever available… The blog posts will NOT stop. But, we may slow down a little for a while! Please continue to visit us, and subscribe if you wish to receive notifications!

9 May 2021: On 5th May, we realized we have been publishing for a year now! We received an occassional visitor, but that was not our objective. Intent was to mainta`in a single repository of all the lyrics we came across so far – even if it meant publishing 2-3 variations in some cases.
With 700+ jAvaLi lyrics in one place, this may be the largest repository of jAvaLi lyrics so far.
We have some more, but, we’ll slow down the publishing rate to one per day from tomorrow.

Once we complete what we have, we’ll begin a second editing round to mark all duplicates better, and also offer any audio / video links we came across!

Thanks for the support so far!

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