Saturday, October 2, 2010

Chaya Kuruchigalam Menakshikku

Chaya Kuruchigalam Menakshikku

Translated by

P.R.Ramachander

(These are called Pathiyams and are again sung during Nalungu which is a play between the groom and bride meant to break the ice. Some of the them would try to tease or make fun of the groom/bride or their parents.,)


Kummi

1.Chaya kurichigalam Meenakshikku ,
Chayana kamichugalam,
Chandra kulathu arasi Meenakshikku
Santhikku Cheer eduthal

2.Benares pattugalaam , meenakshikku,
Pacchai churuttugalam,
Pandiya ridapari –Meenakshikku,
Vendiya cheer koduthal

3.Ponnaal jarigaikalam , menakshikku,
Pudumai ravikkaiyam,,
Punniyavathi magizhndu , meenakshikku,
Poorithume koduthal.

4.Srungara peeligalam , meenakshikku,
Thanga narkaligalam ,
Seemayellam jayitha Meenakshikku,
Stri dhanamay koduthal.

5.Velli pettigalaam , Meenakshikku,
Vichithra mettigalaam,
Viveka guna sampanna Meenakshikku,
Vegu vidhamay koduthal

6.Muthu kondaikalam Meenakshikku,
Rathna thandaikalam,
Mohana avathara Meenakshikku,
Muccheer vaithu koduthal.

7.Thanga thodavam , menakshikku,
Thinga pedaavaam,
Thayar mana magizhndu Meenakshikku,
Thane rumba koduthal.

8.Kaapu kolusugalaam Meenakshikku,
Chegappu dinusugalaam,
Srungaramagave , Meenakshikku,
Cheythu rumba koduthal.

9.Arpudha vangikalaam –Meenakshikku,
Aauyiram pangikalaam,
Annai manam Magizhndu –Meenakshikku,
Unnathamy koduthaal.

10.Karai Kandigalaam-Meenakshikku,
Year pon vandikalaam,
Kanchana Malai yappo –Meenakshikku,
Kanisamaga koduthaal.

11.Nakshatra maalaigalaam-Meenakshikku,
Nava rathna olaigalaam,
Nagareegamaga Meenakshikku,
Naala vidham koduthal.

12.Vaira murugukalaam –Meenakshikku,
Vaali thirugakalam,
Vyapariyidathil –Meenakshikku,
Vaangi rumba koduthal.

13 Surathu muthukkalaam-Meenakshikku,
Chuzhitha nathukkalam,
Soora senan sudhani –Meenakshikku,
Sondhamaga Koduthal

14,Athar poo chendugallam-Meenakshikku,
Methaigalaam, thindugalaam,
Chuthi kandham vveesa –Meenakshikku,
Nithya nithyam koduthaal.

15.Manikka pullakkam –Meenakshikku,
Aani pon pallakkaam,
Meenakshi priyal magizha-Meenakshikku,
Mel innamum koduthaal..

English translation

1.For Meenakshi coloured chairs,
Beds for sleeping for her,
For Meenakshi the queen of moon dynasty,

2.For Meenakshi , silks from Benares,
Green rolls from Pandyas was given,
To meenakshi as wedding present.

3. For Meenakshi the cloths weaved of threads of Gold,
Blouses stiched in ultra modern way,
That blessed woman gave happily to Meenakshi.
4.For Meenakshi, very pretty feathers,
Chairs made of gold,
And personal money was given to Meenakshi,
Who won over all directions.

5.For Meenakshi , silver boxes,
Very modern toe rings ,
She gave in different ways,
To Meenakshi who was full of wisdom.
Anklets made of gems,

6.For Meenakshi head gear made of pearl,
She gave as three types of gifts ,
To Meenakshi who was very pretty.


7. For Meenakshi, Bracelets made of Gold,
And Peda for her to eat,
Her mother with great sense of joy,
Gave Meenakshi in large numbers.

8.Jingling silver anklets as well as feet bangles,
In different colours of red,
She gave in a lovely fashion,
To Meenakshi in large numbers.

9.For Meenakshi, wonderful armlets ,
And one thousand servant friends,
Her mother gave Meenakshi

10.For Meenakshi Karai and Kandis* ,
And goilden cart for her to climb,
Gave Kanchana Malai to Meenakshi ,
In proper numbers.
*ornaments

11.For Meenakshi, star necklaces,
Ear studs made of nine gems,
She gave in a proper way,
To Meenakshi who was modern.

12.For Meenakshi diamond nose studs,
And ear ornamenys,
She purchased from merchant,
And gave in large numbers to Meenakshi

13.For Meenakshi pearls from Surat,
Chuzhitha Nathus(not able to understand)
She Gave Meenakshi daughter of Soora sena,
As her own property.

14.For Meenakshi bouquet of scented flowers,
Cushions and pillows,
Which spread incense al round,
She gave daily.

15. For Meenakshi nose ring of ruby,
And palanquin made out of Gold,
Was given so that she becomes happy,
And she gave more of it.

Karumbhana mozhi thanile

Karumbhana mozhi thanile

Translated by

P.R.Ramachander

(These are called Pathiyams and are again sung during Nalungu which is a play between the groom and bride meant to break the ice. Some of the them would try to tease or make fun of the groom/bride or their parents.,)


Folk song


Kummi to be song after Paligai

1.Karumbana mozhi thanile,
Kanakam thedi vaaray penne,
Varuvayodi penne Valli

2.Vagayana thiruthanikku,
Thiruthanikku vandhayana

3.Therumundu thiru nalumundu
Arumundu kulamum undu

4.Angeyoru kovil undu,
Kulikka kolangal undu

5.Kumbittu sevikka servai undu,
Kattilundu methai undu

6.Kaal pidikka thathi undu,
Methai undati penne valli

7.Manmathan pol purushan undu,
Pirithu metha pesarandi

8.Parthayodi pangimarrgal,
Padu than chonna soothugalai

9.Kettayodi thozhimargal,
Kizhhavan chonna soothugalai

10.Parthalum Kizhavanodi
Patharai mathu thangamodi

11.Chonnalum kizhavarodi,
Soothu katha kizhavarodi

12.Annan yendru naan irundhen,
Migavum vithai pesurandi

13.Pattanendru naan irundhen,
Parihasangal pannurandi

14.Aalayadi pillayarai ,
Anu dinamum naan maranthen

15.Pathu masam sumanthu petha,
Parvathiyayum naan maranthen

16.Sandhiyanam naan maranthen
Siva poojaikal naan maranthen,

17.Madhyanan naan maranthen,
Maha poojaikal naan maranthen

18.Thottu thali kattiyathoru,
Deivayanayum naan maranthen

19.Unnale ponne valli,
Ulagamengum thedi vanthen

20.Kadu vetti kal porukki,
Kanakamengum chuthi vandhen

21.Modu vetti mul porukki,
Bhuvanamengum chuthi vandhen

22.Aalolam yenbal valli,
Arai nodiyil kadhir odippal

23.Kololum yenbal valli,
Oru nodiyil kadir odippal

24.Odicha kadirayellam,
Ullam kaallal thoothi vital,
Kathu Vakkinele Thothi vital

25.Kalle noralakki,
Kaleppen olakke chathi,

26.Annarukke ezhu urundai
Azhagaka urutti vecha

27.Micha mirundha mavayellam,
Velavarukke thaan thantha,


English Translation

1. In the words as sweet as sugarcane,
Oh girl , come in search of gold,
Will you come Oh girl , Valli

2.To the famous Thiruthani,
If you come to Thiruthani

3.Chariots are there , festivals are there,
River is there , ponds are there

4.There is one temple there,
There are bathing tanks there

5,For saluting and worshipping, God is there,
There are cots, there are beds

6.To massage the legs there are maids,
And there are soft cushions there , Oh Girl

7.There is a man who is like a god of love,
And he talks a lot in a confusing way

8. Have you heard the words of your friends,
About the acts of deception of him.

9.Have you heard from your friends,
The lies told by that old man

10.Does he look like an oldie,
He is the high quality gold.

11. Even if he tell is he an old man,
Is he an oldie who has learned deception

12.I was existing as my elder brother,
Tells he in a confusing manner

13. I was existing as a grandpa,
And then he makes fun of us.

14, I daily forgot the existence,
Of Lord Ganesa below the banyan tree

15. I forgot Goddess Parvathi,
Who gave birth to me after carrying for ten months.

16. I forgot my ablations at dawn ,
I forgot to worship Lord Shiva.

17.I forgot my noon ablations,
And I also forgot all great worships.

18 I also forgot Deivayanani,
Whom I wedded by tying a Thali.

19.Due to you, Oh Girl Valli,
I have searched the whole world.

20. I had cleared forests , removed stones,
And went on searching all forests.

21. I cut the hills , cleared thorns,
And made a round of the whole world.

22. Valli will shout “Alolam”,
And she will cut the ears of grain within a second.

23. Valli will shout “kololam”,
And she will cut the ears of grain in a second.

24. All the harvested ears,
She ground with her legs,
And winnowed it before the wind.

25.She will make a stone in to a mortar,
And hit it with the pestle

26. She cooked it and made,
In to seven balls for the God Ganesa himself.

27.And all that is left over,
She gave it to Lord Subramanya.

Malayadwaja suthani

Malayadwaja suthani

Translated by

P.R.Ramachander

(These are called Pathiyams and are again sung during Nalungu which is a play between the groom and bride meant to break the ice. Some of the them would try to tease or make fun of the groom/bride or their parents.,)


Ragam Mohanam
Thalam Aadhi

Pathiyam

1.Malaya dwaja suthani mangala mrudu vachani,
Senkamala nayaniye , chelvi kelay

2.Yenneramum yen varthai thavaramale ,
Chonna padi nee nadanthayaanaal

3.Chandiranai kanda sagaram pol pongi naan,
Mathu, vegu sathu vendru manayil vazhven

4.Deva Rambhayanalum , thedi yinge vandalum,
Devi yenakku aavi yendru thirumbi paaren

5. Chandra kantha mandapa manjathil naadi,
Santhoshamay sarasam cheythu koodi,
Panchavarna kiliye , unnai konji vachanippen.

English translation

1,Daughter of Malaya Dwaja pandya, who talks good things softly,
Oh Girl with red lotus like eyes, Please hear what I say.

2.If at all times you obey my words,
And act according to them

3.Like a sea rising at the sight of moon,
I will always be in the house thinking you are a nice , nice girl

4.Even if the Rambhai of heaven comes in search of me,
Thinking that you are my soul, I will not look at her

5, I will come to the cot which attracts the moon,
Would merge with you in a sweet fashion,
Oh bird of five colours, I will talk sweet nothings to you.

Chandra Mathiyo ival

Chandra Mathiyo ival

Translated by

P.R.Ramachander

(These are called Pathiyams and are again sung during Nalungu which is a play between the groom and bride meant to break the ice. Some of the them would try to tease or make fun of the groom/bride or their parents.,)


Ragam Mohanam
Tala aadhi

Pathiyam

1.Chandra mathiyo ival , indraniyo, poorna,
Chandra oliyo , Surya vindai oliyo

2. Sundara rambayo , jyothi prakasamo,
Yengal kulam vilanga vandal Yamuna rathiyo

3.Indranaar raniyo , Isainda Brahman vaniyo,
Andarathu amarar choozh alangaramo

4.Kanda malar veniyo kara thalaa kamalamo,
Kakshiyay vandu uditha santhi mathiyo

5.Ivalai naan yelimai cholla yelitho, yelitho,
Yengal kulam vilanga vandal Yamuna rathiyo,
Indhaadi Thamboolam Vangikkodi.

English translation

1.Is she one with a face like moon,
Is she the queen of heaven,
Is she moon light , Is she the magical light of Sun.

2.Is she the pretty Rambha , Is she a halo of light,
Is she the Goddess of love come to brighten our clan.

3.Is she the queen of Indra , Is she the obedient wife of Brahma,
Is she the decoration surrounded by the Gods of the sky

4.Is she the bunch of flowers, Is she lotus in hand,
Is she the peaceful one who rose before me like a picture

5.Is it easy for me to tell bad about her
Is she the Goddess of love come to brighten our clan.
Hey Girl , take this Thamboola from me.

Kanmani Rugmani

Kanmani Rugmani

Translated by

P.R.Ramachander

(These are called Pathiyams and are again sung during Nalungu which is a play between the groom and bride meant to break the ice. Some of the them would try to tease or make fun of the groom/bride or their parents.,)


Raga Ananda Bhairavi
Thala Aadhi

Pathiyam

1.Kanmani Rugmani , yennudaya bhooshani,
Kanaka Oyyari nee Kamala vadhani

2.Minnal oli pondra nee vinnor paniyum nee,
Vilangave ulagathil vandhavalum nee.

3.Swarna prathimai , jyothi maya roopiniyum nee
Prasanna vadium nee , por kodiyum nee

4.Kannal karumbum nee, Karkandy rasavum nee,
Unnathanamaathoru utha then nee

5. Chennel vilayndhidum sukha vasi neeye,
Singamanathor , vachani neeye,
Karunai kadal pondra gunavum neeye
Kalyana guna seela vadani Vaaray.

English translation

1. Darling Rukmani, who is an ornament to me,
Who shines like Gold , you are having a face like lotus

2.You are like the shine of lightning,
You are being saluted by the devas,
And you came to this world to make it great.

3.You are a statue of Gold,
You are the form full of light,
You have pleasing form,
And you the golden climber.

4.You are the sweet young sugarcane,
You are the juice of sugar candy,
And you are the very great good honey.

5.You are the pleasure making good rice to grow,
You are the one who talks dear sweet words of love,
You are the one who is like the sea of mercy,
And Oh come , sweet heart with a good character.

Yen prana rajare

Yen prana rajare


Translated by

P.R.Ramachander

(These are called Pathiyams and are again sung during Nalungu which is a play between the groom and bride meant to break the ice. Some of the them would try to tease or make fun of the groom/bride or their parents.,)


Ragam Aananda Bhairavi
Thala aadhi

Pathiyam

1,Yen Prana Rajare , eerezhu ulaga vasare,
Manaivi naan chollum mozhiyai magizhndu kelum

2. Pathiyai deivam yendre enni , bhakthiyai poojai panni,
Nithiyamum naan ummai sevikka vendum

3.Kodi Manmatha roopa , koodi yennal aana mattum,
Nadiye pani vidai naan nadathugiren.

4.Adhile chila apacharam aayiram naan cheythalum,
Upacharamagave thaam grahithu

5.Kuthrangal naan yethanai cheytha pothum,
Chithathil vaikamal kshamithu kaarum,
Prana Saka pole yennai anaithu kollum.


English Translation

1.The king of my soul , who lives in all fourteen worlds,
Please hear with joy the words told by me who is your wife.

2,It is necessary that I should think that my husband is my god,
Worship you with devotion and serve you well daily.

3. Oh darling who is like billions of love Gods,
I would try to serve you to the best possible extent.

4.In that that I would cause thousands of short comings,
But please understand them as good things done.

5, Even if I do many, many wrong things,
Please pardon me by your mind and look after me,
And come and hug me like the very dearest friend.

Ksheerabdhi Sayanane

Ksheerabdhi Sayanane

Translated by

P.R.Ramachander

(These are called Pathiyams and are again sung during Nalungu which is a play between the groom and bride meant to break the ice. Some of the them would try to tease or make fun of the groom/bride or their parents.,)


Raga Ananda Bhairavi
Thala Aadhi

Pathiyam

1.Ksheerabdhi sayanane , chinmayanandane
Devar kurai theerkka vanda Garuda dwajane

2.Maaratha aananda kadal thannil moozhga vaitha
Manmathakaarane Vanaja nayane

3.Daralama yendan munnagave vandhu,
Thazhuviye rathathin mel yethu Madanane

4.Paaralum Sishupalan thannai avamanam cheytha,
Parama kalyani oyyaara nayane

5.Theeratha mana kkavalai theerthu vaitheer,
Chiru budhi rukhmananai avamathitheer,
Peranandam thannil thilaya vaitheer,
Poorna vadivagave sevai thantheer.

English translation

1. Oh God who sleeps on the ocean of milk,
Oh God who is divinely happy,
Oh God with a flag with Garuda,
Who came to solve problems of devas.

2. Oh Krishna who looks like God of love,
Oh Krishna who has lotus like eyes,
You made me drown in the perennial sea of joy.

3.Without any problem come before me,
Hug me and help me climb the chariot.

4.Oh God who has pretty eyes that does only good,
You insulted Shishupala who was ruling the world.

5.You completely cured my incurable worries,
You insulted the silly minded Rugmi,
Made me drown in great joy,
And appeared before me in your full form.

Yengal Sambandi

Yengal Sambandi

Translated by

P.R.Ramachander

(These are called Pathiyams and are againb sung during Nalungu which is a play between the groom and bride meant to break the ice. Some of the them would try to tease or make fun of the groom/bride or their parents.,)


Pallavi

Yengal Sambandi

Charanam

1.Yengal Sambandi,
Sappidave Mattal.
Vegu Sangojakkari
Idliyile iru nooru
Thayir Vadayile inooru
Puliyodarayum,
Venpongalum,
Kai Murukkum Boondhi Laddum,
Then kuzhalum,
Vida Vidamaga ,
Oru Kai Parapal


2.Amerikka Badam,
Arabia Pereechai,
Irakkin Pistaa,
Kashmir Akroot,
Kumkuma poo potta,
Karkandu Palai,
Kudam Kudamaga ,
Kudithe Theerpal

English translation

Pallavi

Our daughter’s mother in law


Charanam

1.Our daughter’s mother in law,
Never takes food, never—
If it is Idlis , she takes but two hundred,
If it is Thair Vadai she takes only five hundred,
She also takes ,
Varieties and Varieties ,
Of Puliyodarai, Ven Pongal,
Kai Murukku, Boondhi , laddu,
And honey kuzhal lots and lot ,

2.She only drinks , poor lady pots and pots of milk,
If mixed nicely with crystal sugar,
With Almonds from America
With dates from Arabia
With Pisthas,from Iran,
With Akroot from Kashmir,
Along with Saffron .

Soma Surya Nayana

Soma Surya Nayana

Translated by

P.R.Ramachander

(These are called Pathiyams and are again sung during Nalungu which is a play between the groom and bride meant to break the ice. Some of the them would try to tease or make fun of the groom/bride or their parents.,)


Pallavi

Soma Surya Nayana

Charanam


1.Soma Suryava nayana, Un sareeramellam,
Chornthirukka Vendiya Karanangal enna.
Surukkai inda sangadiyai, surukkai en karanam ketka,
Kapadamillamale, Urayum Nanna

2.Mohiniyai Kandu Bhogikka Asai kondu.
Hariyidathil Apamana patta manna-

3.Mosam Cheythu munivar pathinigalai thodarnthu,
Padivritha bhangam Cheytha Prabhu Neeranna

4.Vervayal Annai Thantha Salvai Nananchu Poche,
Visala lalada basmam azhiyalache,
Nalu Nariyargal Arindal enakku eche,
Nan enna thavam cheytheno, enakku Vache.

English translation

Pallavi

Oh one with Dun and moon as eyes

Charanam

1.Oh Darling mine with Sun and moon as eyes
Why should you look so worn.
Please darling mine,
Tell all the reasons for this first.

2.Did you follow Mohini ,
And got insulted by Hari, Oh darling mine.

2.Did you deceive the sages fine,
And followed their wives dear,
And insulted by them, oh darling mine

3.Oh darling mine,
Why is the shirt,
Given by your mummy, so wet,
And oh why, your forehead broad,
Is full of water darling mine.

4.When four ladies know,
About thee , darling mine,
They will abuse me, darling mine.
What penance did I , darling mine,
To get an husband like you , darling mine.

Sandegam Kolladhe

Sandegam Kolladhe

Translated by

P.R.Ramachander

(These are called Pathiyams and are again sung during Nalungu which is a play between the groom and bride meant to break the ice. Some of the them would try to tease or make fun of the groom/bride or their parents.,)

Sandegam, kollade, endan mel-
Sathiyamai Cholgiren , idai kelai.
Chandira Bimba Mandahasi undan-
Chengaram chindai magizhndu piditha nalai-
Soppanathil Analum e prapancha madargalai-
Sugithu Nan Anaithahthillai, en tholal
Surasenan sudani Petta en sugumariye,
Suthu endru Ariyadennai Sugithu Alai
Para Paksha Kashtangalai Chumanthu Nane-
Bana Bhadran Sathruvai Jeyikka ponen-
Komalakara Kuyile, endan kudumba mane,
Kopam Kollamal ennai Koodadi En thene.

English translation

My heart of hearts,
Don’t doubt me for a minute please,
I will tell you, all the truth,
Please hear this, oh darling mine.
My heart of hearts,
From the day , I held your hands,
Oh darling with a moon faced smile,
Even in dream , oh darling mine,
I have never held in my pleasing hands,
No lady of earth except thee. Oh darling mine
The daughter of son of Surasena,
I am innocent and plain, darling mine,
Hold me with you darling mine.
Carrying all thine doubts, darling mine,
I went to fight enemies of Bana Bhadra,
Hey, beautiful nightingale mine,
Hey, gazelle of family mine,
Leave this anger and become one with me, darling mine

Varum , Varum Nalangida

Varum , Varum Nalangida

Translated by

P.R.Ramachander

(These are sung during Nalungu which is a play between the groom and bride meant to break the ice.)


Pallavi

Varum, Varum Nalangu ida

Charanam

1.. Vaarum, Vaarum Nalangida, Sri Vamana Avaatharare,
Theerum, Theerum, En Kavalai ,Theertha Ramachandrare,
Azhi Pettha Kayyile- Kanayazhi Modiram Minnave,
Thozhimarudan Koodi- thottathil Vilayadave

2.Atchudanada Moorthiye- Pachai Kavacham Podave.
Atchutarum Lakshmiyum, Ichai udane Koodiye.

English Translation

Pallavi

Please come , come to put Nalangu

Charanam

1.Please come, please come for putting Nalangu,
He who was born as Vamana,
Put an end, put an end,
To all my worries, Hey Ramachandra.
In the hand that was born to the sea,
The Lustrous ring sparkling bright,
Please come to make merry,
In the garden beautiful,
With my lovely friends all around.

2.Hey God who is Achuytha,
For wearing the shirt of green,
Come with Lakshmi and Achutha,
With lovelorn face.

Vaarai Rukmani , yen Mugathai parai

Vaarai Rukmani , yen Mugathai parai

Translated by

P.R.Ramachander

(These are sung during Nalungu which is a play between the groom and bride meant to break the ice.)


Pallavi

Varai Rukmani, yen mugathai parai

Charanam


1.Varai, Rukmani Devi, Nerai En Mugathai Parai,
Nalangida Pathathai Tharai. Magizhvaga.

2.Vanchanai Cheydha, Pey Uyir Thuncha Vendra Mayan,
Kanchala nethran Kaiyal –Manjal Poosigiren.

3.Mandra giriyai Sumandirarukku amritham,
Vindai ayi eenda kaiyale, Chandanam Poosigeren

4.Vala Karathil Azhi dharithirukkum Vasudevan,
Thilaga pottidugiren Thiru nettiyil nerai

5.Theembu cheyda Kaliya paambil meedil nadithon,
Aambal malar vayan kaiyal Thamboolam tharugiren

English Translation

Pallavi

Come my Rugmani, See my face straight,

Charanam

1.Come my Rugmani, See my face straight,
Extend your feet for putting Nalangu,
With all the happiness in the world.

2.He who has not deceived any one,
He who has killed all the bad devils galore,
He who has beautiful black eyes,
Am applying turmeric paste on you, oh dear

3.He who took the Mandara Mountain,
With his hand , in times of yore,
Applies with his magical hands Sandal on you , oh dear

4.I, the great Vasudeva,
Who wears the ocean in his right hand,
Am putting thilaka ,
On your forehead straight, Oh dear

5.He who danced on the head,
Of the evil Serpent Kaliya,
Am giving you with my lotus hand,
Thamboola to you, Oh dear.

Nalanguidugiral Meeana Lochani

Nalanguidugiral Meeana Lochani

Translated by

P.R.Ramachander

(These are sung during Nalungu which is a play between the groom and bride meant to break the ice.)


Pallavi

Nalangidugiral Meena Lochini

Charanam


1.Nalangidugiral Meena Lochani,
Nadarudan Vandu Kooda,
Naradarum Nalla Ganangalai Pada,
Nana Vida Taalam Poda,

2.Neela Varna Divya Manjalai Edutthu,
Nithyanandarai Kurithu,
Poorithu, Bhoopathi Padathile Ittal,
Pushpa Haram Marbil Pottal.

3.Swarna Panneer Chombai-Jothi eduthal,
Sundareswarar Mel Thelithal,
Vasanai Kalanda Parimalam Poosinal,
Vanangi Chamaram Veesinal

4.Visthiramai Neenda Nettiyai Thottal,
Kasthuri Thilagangal Ittal,
Malligaiyai Chelli Kai Ale Thelithal,
Maha devar Veniyile Mudithal

5.Thanga Thambalam Thaga Thaga endru Eduthal,
Thamboolangaludan Koduthal,
Munnale Nandraga Pathiyam Padithal,
Meenakshi Priyal Manasai Sada Pidithal


(Translated in to free English verse)

Pallavi
Our girl Meenalochani,
Is decorayting her darling

Charanam

1.When she came with her husband,
Narada sang beautiful songs,
And all kept different beats.
2.Taking the blue coloured divine turmeric,
Thinking of him who is happy for ever,
With happiness filling her mind,
She decorated the feet of her king.

3.Golden pitcher with scented water she took,
And sprinkled on the God of beauty
And applied she scented balms,
And also fanned him with peacock feathers

4.She caressed his wide long forehead,
And applied round dot with musk divine,
And took jasmine flowers in a lot,
And put it in his made up hair.

5.She took a glittering gold plate ,
And gave him with Thamboola,
And also sang nice Pathiyams,
And thus our darling Meenakshi caught hold of his mind.

Nalangida Varum Raja

Nalangida Varum Raja

Translated by

P.R.Ramachander

(These are sung during Nalungu which is a play between the groom and bride meant to break the ice.)

Pallavi

Nalangida Varum Raja

Charanam

1.Nalangida varum Raja,
Nanayam ulla duraye,
Muthizhaitha pandalile,
Rathina komattikku,
Vanda janam kathirukka ,
Varum ayya nalangidave.

2.Pattu Jamakkala methai ,
Pandalile virithirukku,
Nalu vidha vathiyangalum ,
Naggarigamy olikka

3.Yenda ooru, yenda desam,
Yengirundu vandheer,
Mohana param thanile,
Mohiniyai kana vandhen.

Pallavi

Oh King , come to decorate your darling

Charanam

1.Oh King , come to decorate your darling,
Oh Lord who is very honest,
Come to this stage decorated with gems,
For decorating your lady who is like pearl,
For all the invitees are waiting,
And so Sir, come to decorate your darling.

2.Silk has been spread over the cushion,
In the stage which has been made for this,
With the eighteen type of musical accompaniments,
Which are played in civilized manner

3. Where from are you , from which country,
Where from have you come?
Due to being attracted in the pretty world,
I have come here to see the bewitcher.

Aadi poorathu Uditha

Aadi poorathu Uditha

Translated by

P.R.Ramachander

(Laali songs are sung ceremonies after Oonjal like Pachai podal Vara Poojai etc)


Raga Kurinchi
Thala Mishra Chapu

Pallavi

Laali

Charanam

1.Aadi porathu uditha Aandal nam kodhai,
Aani arangarudan Oonjal aadinal appothe

2.Padi pamalai thantha patta piran kothai,
Pani arangarudan aadinaal Appothe

English translation

Pallavi

Laali

Charanam

1.Then itself our Kodhai born in the month of aadi,
In the star of pooram swung along with Ranganatha

2.That Kothat who sung about the great crowned God,
Swung then itself with Sri Ranga Natha.

Mani malai, Malar Malai

Mani malai, Malar Malai

Translated by

P.R.Ramachander

(Laali songs are sung ceremonies after Oonjal like Pachai podal Vara Poojai etc)


Raga Kurinji
Thala Kanda Chapu

Pallavi

Laali

Charanam

Mani malai , malar malai, Vaira Malai,
Marakada Mamalai –muthu malai
Aniyana poopanthal –asainthu aada,
Anikuyile , mani mayile , aadeer oonjal

English translation

Pallavi

Laali

Charanam

Bead necklace, flower necklace , diamond necklace ,
Great necklace made of Emerald –pearl necklace,
Well decorated stage with flowers – slowly shaking ,
Oh decorated nightingale , Oh pretty peacock, swing.

Kandha malar mel urayum

Kandha malar mel urayum

Translated by

P.R.Ramachander

(Laali songs are sung ceremonies after Oonjal like Pachai podal Vara Poojai etc)

Raga Kurinchi
Thala Kanda Chapu

Pallavi

Laali


Charanam

1.Kandha malar meethu urayum –kattazhagi sithai,
Indhu mukha Sundari sree –Ramar magizh kodhai


2.Kosalai kumarane-Kousalya Rama,
Kousikarin velvi thannai –katha paranthama


3.Kallai pennakki vaitha –kamala por patha,
Thol ulagil keerthi migum –duraye Raghu natha


4.Siva dhanusai murithu vitha –Cheer miguntha thola,
Bhuvani pugazh Janakan Petha Sithai manavala

English translation

Pallavi

Laali

Charanam

1.The very pretty Sita sitting on scented flowers,
Who has a moon like face and makes Rama happy.

2.Oh Kosala Rama who is the son of Kausalya,
Oh God who saved the Yaga of Viswa mithra.

3.Oh God with lotus like feet who made the stone in to a lady,
Who was very famous in ancient world , Oh Lord , Oh Lord of Raghu

4.Oh Ace who broke the bow of Lord Shiva,
Who has very powerful and great shoulders,
Who is the husband of Sita, daughter of world famous Janaka.

Laali Sri Raghu Vamsa

Laali Sri Raghu Vamsa

Translated by

P.R.Ramachander

(Laali songs are sung ceremonies after Oonjal like Pachai podal Vara Poojai etc)


Raga Kurinchi
Thala Kanda Chapu

Pallavi

Laali

Charanam

1.Laali Sri Raghu Vamsa , thilaka , sakalesa,
Laali Sri Muni hrudaya Kamala ruchi nilaya

2. Pranadha Jana Kumudha vana thuhi nagara Vadana,
Nava Nalina dala nayayana , phani Ramana sayana.

English Translation

Pallavi

Laali

Charanam

1.Laali to the god who is the greatest of Raghu clan ,
Laali to him who lives in the lotus hearts of sages.

2. To those people who salute ,
He who has lotus like moon like face,
Who has eyes like the leaves of lotus,
And who sleeps on the pretty bed of snake.

Mangalam cher Puduvayin

Mangalam cher Puduvayin

Translated by

P.R.Ramachander

(Laali songs are sung ceremonies after Oonjal like Pachai podal Vara Poojai etc)


Ragam Kurinji
Thalam Kanda Chapu

Pallavi

Laali

Charanam

1.Mangalam cher puduvayin maa nagarin meethe,
Malar thulasiyin meethe avadaritha mangai Kothai,
Ranga mannarudan rathina oonjal meethe,
Pongi Magizhvudan Aadeer Oonjal

2.Indiranum Raviyum vadam thottatta,
Chandra shekaranum umayum oru Vadam thottu aatta,
Dumburu Naradarum Venai meetta,
Sri Ranga Nadarudan Aadeer Oonjal

English translation

Pallavi

Laali

Charanam

1.She who was born in the holy city of Puduvai,
On the forest of the flower bearing Thulasi plants,
And is swinging in the gem studded swing ,
Along with Lord Ranga Raja happily.

2. The swing was moved on one side by Indra and Sun,
And another side by Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvathi,
And dumburu and Narada were playing Veena ,
And she swung along with Lord Ranganatha.

Palale Kal Alambi

Palale Kal Alambi

Translated by

P.R.Ramachander

(Laali songs are sung ceremonies after Oonjal like Pachai podal Vara Poojai etc)


Raga Kurinji
Thala Kanda Chapu

Pallavi

Laali

Charanam

1.Palale Kalalambi,Pattale Thudaithu,
Muthana pengal ellam, Muvarumai Chutta Lali

2.Ganga Jalangal Kondu, Mangayargal Devi,
Mani vilakkai kayyil endi – Valaya Vandu Chuttha Lali

3.Deva Thanthi than Muzhanga- Devargal Pugazha,
Pathinettu Vadhiyamum – Pugazh Divya Muzhanga Lali


English translation

Pallavi

Laali

Charanam

1.Washing his feet with milk divine,
Drying his feet with the softest silk,
Three pearl like women go round and round

2.One lady great,
Carrying the holy waters of Ganges,
The goddess of women carrying,
A lustrous lamp divine,
They go round and round

3.With pretty music from strings of God,
With Gods blessing from the sky,
With Eighteen instruments accompanying,
Singing their praise,

Dandha Mukhanukku

Dandha Mukhanukku

Translated by

P.R.Ramachander

(Laali songs are sung ceremonies after Oonjal like Pachai podal Vara Poojai etc)

Lali

Pallavi

Lali

Charanam

1.Dadndha mukhanukku ilaya kandhanukkum Lali.
Chathur marai moolanukkum , mayanukkum lali

2.Aadi poorathuditha Aandal nama kothai,
Ani arangarudan aadinaal appodhe

3.Paalale Kal alambi, pattale thudaithu ,
Mani thengai kaiyil koduthu ,
Manjal neer chuzhathi

English translation

Pallavi

Laali

Charanam

1.Lali for Lord Subrahmanya, the brother of Ganesa,
Lali for the basis of Four Vedas and to Lord Vishnu

2.Aandal who was born in the poora star of month Aadi,
Swung in the swing along with Ranganatha.

3. Washing their feet with milk and drying it with silk,
And giving in their hands a coconut,
And swung round them the turmeric water.

Aadinar oonjal sarvesar

Aadinar oonjal sarvesar

Translated by
P.R.Ramachander

(These Songs are sung when the bride and groom swing for the first time on a decorated swing. )


Raga Plaval
Thalam Chapu

Pallavi

Aadinar oonjal sarvesar,
Padinaar Naradar , Veenai vilasar

Charanam

1.Kodi bhaskara prakasar,
Kondaduvar ulle nindru aadum eesar,

2. Dasargal klesa vinasar ,
Thadathagai thannai thazhuva ullasar

3. Poorvathil Kanchana malai ,
Poorna thapsugal cheyathathinale

4. Raja kumarani ppole
Rathinam izhaitha por peedathin mele

5. Kalyana kolangal kondu ,
Kadai kannal adikkadi deviyai kkandu

6. Arpudha aabharanangal poondu ,
Aalasya puri rajan vasalil nindru,

7. Peethambarangal tharithu ,
Pinne veniyil sugantham mudinthu

8.Manda hasamay chirithu ,
Madurai Meenakshi priyalai ninaithu.

English translation
Pallavi

Please swing in the swing,
God of all , sang Narada,
Who is an expert in playing Veena.

Charanam

1. He who shines like billions of Suns,
He who dances in the mind of his devotees

2.He who destroys troubles of his devotees,
The joys one who embraced Thadathagai

3.Because Kanchana Mala did,
Great penance in early days

4.Like a princes,
Sitting on a gem studded plank

5 . Having dressed up for marriage ,
He sees again and again the Goddess

6.He is wearing wonderful ornaments,
And stood in front of the king of Madurai

7.He was wearing yellow silk,
And had decorated his tuft with scented flowers

8.He was smiling very softly ,
Thinking about his darling Madurai Meenakshi.

Madhura Puri easwariyal

Madhura Puri easwariyal

Translated by
P.R.Ramachander

(These Songs are sung when the bride and groom swing for the first time on a decorated swing. )


Ragam BHairavi
Thalam Yeka

Pallavi

Aadir oonjal

Charanam

1.Madhura puri easswariyal , mahimayagi,
Mangai manavalar udan deviyagi,
Malaya dwaja pandya mahimayagi,
Raja rajeswariyal aadir Oonjal

2.Chengolum pattayuma –thirukarathil yendi,
Desamengum aala pattabhishegam choodi,
Rajanga koluvirukkum rajyamala,
Raja rajeswariyal aadir oonjal

English translation

Pallavi

Swing in the swing

Charanam

1.The goddess of the town of Madurai superbly,
Becoming Goddess with her husband ,
Became the daughter of Malaya Dwaja Pandya,
Let that Rajarajeswari swing in the swing

2.Holding the scepter and authority to rule in her hands,
She crowned her self to rule all the countries,
And for the sake of ruling became the ruler,
Let that Rajarajeswari swing in the swing

Rathna mani mandapathil

Rathna mani mandapathil

Translated by
P.R.Ramachander

(These Songs are sung when the bride and groom swing for the first time on a decorated swing. )


Ragam Bhairavi
Thalam Ekam

Pallavi

Aadeer oonjal

Charanam

1.Rathna mani mandapathil , Nalla muthaal alangarithu,
Nava rathnathal izhaitha, Kalgal naati,
Vajra vaidooryathal, palagai cherthu,
Gomedhaga Pushpa raga Kodungai pooti

2. Gandasaram Makara Gandi padakkam minna,
Kathu thodu kamala saram Palapalanna,
Endisayum pugazh padathil chilambu konja,
Yervayulla DEviyudane aadeer oonjal


Pallavi

Swing in the swing

Charanam

1.In the stage built of gem stones,
Decorated by best quality pearls,
With pillars made fully of nine precious gems,
With plank made of Diamond and Vaidoorya,
With the hooks made of Gomedhaga and Pushpa Raga.

2. Wearing necklaces and with shining pendant,
Made in the form of fish , with ear drops,
And lotus garlands shining greatly,
And the anklets chiming on his feet,
Which are famous in all eight directions,
Swing along with the Goddess who is great.

Aadeer Oonjal

Aadeer Oonjal

Translated by
P.R.Ramachander

(These Songs are sung when the bride and groom swing for the first time on a decorated swing. )



Pallavi

Aadeer OOnjal

Charanam

1.Vindai nirai chem. Pavazha kaalgal natti,
Vilangum uyar marakathathaal kodungai pooti,
Andamulla nava rathna oonjal meedhe,
Abhimanyuvudan vathsalayum aadir oonjal

2.Indiranum , sasiyum one vadam thottu aatta,
Chandra shekaranum Umayum Oru vadam thottu aatta,
Thumburu naradarum veenaigal meeta,
Sri Ranga nadtharudan aadeer oonjal

English translation

Pallavi

Please swing in the swing ,

Charanam

1.After erecting the magical pillars of red coral,
After hanging the hooks made of emerald,
On the very pretty swing made of nine gems,
Abhimanyu and Vathsala, please swing.

2.One side swung by Indra and his wife Sasi,
And another side swung by Lord Shiva and Parvathi,
With the accompaniment of Veena played by Dumburu and Narada,
Please swing along with Sri Ranga Natha.

Rathna Oonjalil

Rathna Oonjalil

Translated by
P.R.Ramachander

(These Songs are sung when the bride and groom swing for the first time on a decorated swing. )


Pallavi

Rathna oonjalil aadinaal

Charanam

1.Rathna oonjalil aadinal,
Padmasuthanai padinaal,
Muthu sarangal kulungida,
Rathna malai asaindhida,
Chuthilum sagigal vilangida,
Methavum Madhurambikai

2.Madhi mukham manda hasamai,
Mannan idathil nesamay,
Bhaskaran pugazh prakasamay,
Para devathai ullasamay

English translation

Pallavi

She swung in the gem studded swing

Charanam

1.She swung in the gem studded swing,
She sang about the son of the lotus flower,
With her pearl necklaces swinging here and there,
With friends surrounding on all sides,
The Very sweet Goddess.

2. With a gentle smile her moon like face,
With lot of love towards her king,
Whose fame shines like a Sun,
Swung the very happy divine goddess .

Kannunjal aadinaal Kanchana Malai

Kannunjal aadinaal Kanchana Malai

Translated by
P.R.Ramachander

(These Songs are sung when the bride and groom swing for the first time on a decorated swing. )


Raga Aananda Bhairavi
Thala Yeka

Pallavi
Kannunjal Adinal Kanchana Malai
Mana magizhndal.

1.Ponnunjal mel poorithu,
Bhooshangal Darithu,
Iswaranaridathil, Adi Asayum ,
Romba Vaithal


2.Uttami Pettha Kumari,
Nithya sarvalangari.
Bhakthargal papa samhari,
Padma mugha oyyari

3.Asaindhu Sangiliyada,
Usandu Urvashi pada,
Isaindhu Thalangal poda,
Meenakshi Priyal Kondada

English translation

Pallavi
Swung she, our Garland of Gold,
For the first time,

Charanam

1.In the golden swing,
And happy she became.
Ecstasic In the golden Swing,
And in love with the Lord of all .

2.Daughter of great ma,
Gaily made up to the toe,
Remover of sins of devotees,
The lotus girl who is haughty.

3.With her movements pretty,
Swung the chains hither and thither,
From the sky sang the great Urvashi,
And all people around kept the beats,
With Our darling Meenakshi ‘s praise

Kannunjal aadugindral

Kannunjal aadugindral

Translated by
P.R.Ramachander

(These Songs are sung when the bride and groom swing for the first time on a decorated swing. )


Pallavi
Kannunjal adugindral

Charanam

1.Kannunjal Aadugindral ,
Mana Magizhndaal
Kanchana malai mana magizhundaal,

2.Ponnunjalil poorithu bhooshangal tharithu,
Easwaranaridathil aasaigal pala vaithu,

3.Uthama kumari , nithya sarvalangari,
Bhakthargal papa samhari,
Padma muga oyyari

4,Asaindu sangiliyadi usandu oorvasi pada,
Isaindhu thalangal poda,
Meenakshi pariyaal kondada.

English translation

Pallavi

She is swinging for the first time

Charanamn

1.She is swinging for the first time,
Her mind is extremely pleased,
Kanana Malai’s mind is well pleased.

2. Becoming happy sitting on the golden swing,
Wearing several ornaments ,keeping lot of desires,
On the great God , she is swinging for the first time.

3.4.Making the chains move due to her movements,
With Urvasi the divine maiden singing,
And all well pleased people keeping beats ,
And With Meenakshi celebrating the occasion,

Manmathanukku Malai ittaye

Manmathanukku Malai ittaye

Translated by
P.R.Ramachander

(These Songs are sung when the bride and groom exchange garlands for the first time. )


Pallavi

Manmathanukku Malai ittaye


Charanam

1.Manmathanukku Malai ittaye,
Mathe manmathanukku Malai ittaye,
Adi Mathe manmathanukku malai ittaye,
Janmam adhil sukithu Neeradi


2.Manmathanukku malai ittu,
Malai thanai kai pidithu,
Kanaka nonbu nothathu pol,
Kidaithathu Bhagyamadi


3.Chen thazhai Odayile ,
Mandharai pothadu pol,
Indirano , Chandirano ,
Sundarano, avar thanadi

English translation

Pallavi

You have married* the God of love
*literally “put the garland on”
Charanam

1.You have married the God o love,
Lass, you have married the God of love ,
Hey lass, you have married the God of love ,
And you have plunged in to happiness by that.

2.By Marrying the God of love ,
By holding the garland in your hand,
Which is similar to the penance of Gold ,
You have attained great luck.

3.Like the pretty Mandara flower blooming
In the stream with pandanus on both sides,
He is Devendra, the moon as we ll as the pretty one.

Malai chathinaal Kodhai

Malai chathinaal Kodhai

Raga English note

Translated by
P.R.Ramachander

(These Songs are sung when the bride and groom exchange garlands for the first time. )



Pallavi

Malai Chatthinal, Kothai , Malai Matthinal,

Charanam

1.Maladainthu Mashila Rangan
Malayavar than marbile, maiyal aai,
Thaiyalal Malarkarathinal Poo

2.Rangarajanai, Anbar – thangal nesanai,
Asi koori, bhoosurargal -pesi miga vazhthida,
Anbudan- Inbamai,
Andal karathinal Poo

English translation

Pallavi

Flower garland put on his neck, Kothai
Flower garland exchanged from him, Kothai

Charanam

1.On him who is lord Vishnu,
On him who is the spotless Ranga,
The winsome lady,
With her flower like hands,
With love filling her heart,

2.When the friends and priests,
Praised and blessed him who is God,
With love and with joy,
With her holy hands

Neeradina Sri Rama

Neeradina Sri Rama

Ragham Pandu Varali
Thala Roopaka

Translated by
P.R.Ramachander

(These Shobane songs were sung when the bride groom is being invited to take oil bath before marriage. )


Pallavi
Sobhane

Charanam

1.Neeradina Sri Rama,
Nirai karum kuzhal choozha,
Cheerai thaila snanam cheyya,
Cheer mighu daasarathe.

2.Melam pathinettum kotta,
Melor geetham isaikka,
Thaladhikaludan chera,
Seela mighu thalai kuniya,
Pappala pala pala vena thailam,
Parimalam pala vidham veesida,
Thagida thagida thathomena,
Thalangal thalai thanil theerthida,
Neeradina Rama –jaya Shobhane

English translation

Pallavi

May all the good come

Charanam

1.Oh Rama who took bath,
With black curly hair round you,
Oh great son of Dasaratha,
Please come to take oil bath

2.With eighteen types of drums playing,
With the devas singing on the sky,
Which merged with different beats,
With Sita with good character bending her head,
With the scented oil shining on your body,
With the beats on the drums playing,
Oh Rama you took your bath.
Victory to you, let all good come to you.

Dina mani Vamsoddhara

Dina mani Vamsoddhara

By
Smt Bala Sundari ammal

Translated by
P.R.Ramachander

(These Shobane songs were sung when the bride groom is being invited to take oil bath before marriage. )


Raga Panduvarali
Tala Roopaka

Pallavi

Shobhanam

Charanam

1.Dina mani vamsoddhara,
Dheena jana mandhaara,
Divyalakrutha bhooshaa,
Druda kodanda hastha

2,Palaya Maam Sri Rama,
Pavana Raghu kula soma,
Bhaktha vanditha Charana
Papa vidhoora harana

3.Dasaratha Nandana,
Thadagi mardhana,
Ahalya pavana ,
Ambuja lochana.

English translation

Pallavi
May all the good happen

Charanam

1.The one who made solar dynasty great,
The one who helps the down trodden
The one who has dressed up divinely,
The one who holds Kodanda firmly

2.Please look after me , Rama,
Oh God who is the moon to the holy dynasty of Raghu,
Oh God whose feet is worshipped by devotees,
Oh God who drives away to far off

3.Oh God who is the son of Dasaratha,
Oh God who killed Ogress Thadaga,
Oh God who made Ahalya pure
Oh God with lotus like eyes.

Aananda thiru nadanam

Aananda thiru nadanam

By
Srimathi Bala Sundari ammal

Translated by
P.R.Ramachander

(These Shobane songs were sung when the bride groom is being invited to take oil bath before marriage. )


Raga Pandhuvarali
Thala Roopaka

Pallavi
Shobhaname

Charanam
1.Ananda thirunadanam ,
Haranudane Parvathiyum,
Arpudamay aadi nindrar,
Anaivarum kondata

2. Bala Krishnan thala mida,
Bhakthar yellam adisayikka,
Pathanjali ma muni pothra,
Paramananda thiru nadanam

3.Dumburu Naradar geetham pada,
Ambigai pagar narthanam aada,
Yem perumanum pugazhndu honatda,
Ambojasanar magizha

4.Vani Saraswathi innisai pada,
Varada abhaya kaikalil udukkaigal aada,
Sarpabharanam padam eduthu aada,
Chandra mouli Jadai virithada,

5.Vanavathor Vedangalk oda,
Mamunivargal aasi koora,
Chengayil maan mazhu chirandhulanga,
Mangai Shivakama valliyudan kooda

6.Vanabvarellam then mazhai choriya,
Vaiyagam yellam inbuthirukka,
Thooya veneerum thulangum vagayum,
Ayanin aananda kalippai kandu

English translation

Pallavi

May all good happen

Charanam

1.The dance of divine joy,
Danced Lord Shiva with Parvathi,
Wonder fully performed they,
And all people praised the dance.

2.With the child Krishna keeping the beat,
With all devotees wondering at it,
With sage Patanjali appreciating it,
He performed the divine dance of joy

3.With Dumburu and Narada singing,
With consort of Parvathi dancing,
With Lord Vishnu appreciating,
With Lord Brahma becoming very happy

4.With Goddess Saraswathi singing,
With drums in hands of giving and blessing,
With snake dancing opening its hoods,
With Lord Shiva dancing opening his tuft

5.With Devas singing Vedas,
With great sages showering blessings,
With hands holding deer and axe,
Along with Shiva Kama Sundari he danced

6.Withall gods showering nectar like words,
With all the heavens in throes of joy,
With the white sacred ash showing clearly,
With the great God in throes of joy.

Sri Raghu kula Chandranukku Shaobhane

Sri Raghu kula Chandranukku Shaobhane

Raga Pandu Varali
Thala Roopaka

Translated by
P.R.Ramachander

(These Shobane songs were sung when the bride groom is being invited to take oil bath before marriage. )


Pallavi

Shobhane

Charanam

1, Sri Raghu kula chandrunuku
Srutha kairava Chandranuku,
Pooritha daya saandrunukku,
Bhoga Mahendranukku.

2.Shobhaname Ramanukku,
Sugunabhi Ramanukku,
Prabhava jaya damanukku,
Shobhana Ramanukku

English translation

Palallavi

Wishing for good things

Charanam

1, To The moon of the Raghu dynasty,
To the one who is like the white lotus of the moon,
To the one who is filled completely with mercy,
To the one who enjoys like the great Indra

2. Wishing good things to Rama,
To him who is store house of good qualities,
Who is store house of fame for victories,
Wishing good things to Rama

Koti manmatha roopanukku Shobhanam

Koti manmatha roopanukku Shobhanam

Raga Panduvarali
Thala Roopakam

Translated by
P.R.Ramachander

(These Shobane songs were sung when the bride groom is being invited to take oil bath before marriage. )


Pallavi

Shobhaname

Charanam

1.Koti Manmatha rooparukku ,
Sri Gomathi Sametharukku,
Sangu chakra nesarukku ,
Swami Sankareswararukku

2.Giri Raja puthrikku
Par pugazhum sundarikku,
Paranthamam ishwarikku,
Prathyaksha Sundarikku

English translation

Pallavi

Wishing for good things,

Charanam

1.For him who is like billions of love Gods,
For him who is with Goddess Gomathi,
For him who likes conch and the wheel,
For him who is the great God shiva

2.For her who is the daughter of the king of mountains,
For her whose beauty is praised by all the world,
For her who is the consort of Lord Vishnu,
For her who is prettiness personified.

Vadana dyuthi jitha soma

Vadana dyuthi jitha soma

By Saint Thyagaraja

Translated by
P.R.Ramachander

(These Shobane songs were sung when the bride groom is being invited to take oil bath before marriage. )

Raga Kaamya vardhini
Tala Roopakam

Pallavi

Shobhane

Charanam

1.Vadana dhyuthi jitha soma,
Vasudha manasa kaama,
Madha manava gana bheema,
Maam pahi Sri Rama.

2.Janaka sutha hrud Ramana,
Jamadagni cha madha harana,
Pranadha ganala Varuna,
Pahi maam muni charana

3.Vigalitha moha paasa,
Vidhu koti sangaasa,
Bhagwan sakaladeesa,
Pahi papa vinasa,

4.Vara thyaga raja nutha,
Varija sambhava Thatha,
Parama kalyanayudha,
Pahi maam shubha charitha.

English translation

Pallavi

Wishing for good things

Charanam

1.To him whose face wins over the moon,
To him who is desired by the mind of goddess earth,
To him who is leader of exuberant men,
Please protect me , Oh Rama.

2.To him who pleases the mind of daughter of Janaka,
To him who killed the pride of son of Jamadagni,
To him who is like god of rain to the thirsty,
Please protect me , Oh God whose feet is worshipped by sages.

3.To him who cuts the ties of bondage,
To him who resembles billions of sun gods,
To him who is the god of all gods,
Please protect me, killer of sins.

4,To him who is worshipped by Thyagaraja,
To him who is the father of Lord Brahma,
To him who is the greatest doer of good,
Please protect me , Oh God with good story.

Seetha Kalyaname Vaibbhogame

Seetha Kalyaname Vaibbhogame*

By

Sage Thyagaraja

Translated by

P.R.Ramachander

(This song is a song which can be sung any time during the marriage. Smarthas sing this same song by substituting Gowri instead of Sita.)


Raga Sankarabharanam
Tala Kandalaghu


Pallavi

Sita Kalyana Vaibhogame
Rama Kalyana Vaibhogame

Anupallavi

Pavanaja Stuti Patra Pavana Charitra
Ravi Soma Vara Netra Ramaniya Gatra (Sita)

Charanam

1.Bhakta Jana Paripala Bharita Zara Jala
Bhukti Mukti-Da Lila Bhu-Deva Pala

2.Pamarasura Bhima Paripurna Kama
Shyama JagadAbhirama Saketa Dhama

3.Sarva Loka Dhara Samaraika Veera
Garva Manasa Dura Kanakaga Dhira

4.Nigamagama Vihara Nir-Upama Zarira
Naga Dharagha Vidara Nata Lokadhara

5.Paramesa Nuta Gita, Bhava Jaladhi Pota
Tarani Kula Sajjata Tyagaraja Nuta

* This song also is sung with “Gowri Kalyana Vaibhogame.”

English translation

Pallavi

The great celebration of the marriage of Sita,
The great celebration of the marriage of Rama

Anupallavi

He who is praised by Hanuman, the son of wind,
He who has a very holy story,
He whose eyes are the Sun and the moon,
He who has a very pretty body.

Charanam

1.He who takes care of the needs of devotees,
He whose arrow case is full of arrows,
He who gives salvation to devotees,
He who looked after earth just like a play.

2.He who appears great to the common man and devas,
He who is desired by people who are full,
He who is black and prettiest in the world,
He who lived in Saketha (Ayodhya) Pattana.

3,.He who is the basis of all the world.
He who is the great hero of war,
He who is far away from proud people,
He who is a golden one with courage

4.He who lives in sacred books and Vedas,
He who has an incomparable body,
He who is the soul of great Ragas,
He who takes care of devotees,

5.He who is sung in prayers by Lord Shiva himself,
He who removes the problems of domestic life
He who understands the human beings,
And is sung by sage Thyagaraja.

Sri Rama jaya jaya

Sri Rama jaya jaya

Translated by

P.R.Ramachander

(This song is a song which can be sung any time during the marriage.)


Pallavi

Sri Rama jaya jaya,
Seethamma manohara ,
Karunya Jaladhe ,
Karuna nidhe , jaya, jaya


Charanam

1.Thillayil vanam thanile,
Ramar vandal malayile,
Ramaroda senayellam ,
Ramarai Kondada


2.Sangu Chakram tharithu kondu,
Dhanusai kayil pidithu kondu
Kodandam thannai pidithu Ramar,
Kolakalamy irundhar


3.Janakaroda manayil vandu,
Seethayudaya villai murithu,
Janakiyai malayittar,
Janakar aranmanai thanile

English translation

Pallavi

Victory, victory to Sri Rama,
Who has stolen the mind of Sita,
Who is the ocean of mercy,
Victory , victory to the treasure of mercy.
Charanam

1.In the forest of Chidambaram,
Sri Rama came in the evening,
All the army of Sri Rama,
Kept on praising him

2.He came wearing the conch and the wheel,
He came holding the bow in his hand,
And holding the KOdanda,, that Sri Rama,
Was happy and great.

3.He came to the house of Janaka,
Broke the bow belonging to Sita,
And married the daughter of Janaka,
In the palace of Janaka.

Gowri Kalyana Vaibhogame

Gowri Kalyana Vaibhogame

Translated by

P.R.Ramachander

(This song is a song which can be sung any time during the marriage.)

Raga Shankarabharanam
Thala

Pallavi

Pallavi

Gowri Kalyaname Vaibhogame
Lakshmi Kalyaname Vaibhogame

Charanam

1.Ksemangal kori, vinayaganai thudithu ,
Shankaranayum gowriyayum Varnithu,
Sri Ramanayum janakiyayum varnithu

2.Vasudeva thava Bala, Asura kula kala,
Sasi Vadana roopini , Sathya bhama lola,

3.Kothode vazhai maram kondu vandu niruthi,
Koopudaya pandalukku mel kattu katti

English translation

Pallavi
The great celebration of the marriage of Gowri,
The great celebration of the marriage of Lakshmi

Charanam

1.Praying Lord Ganesa , asking for good events,
Describing lord Shiva and Goddess Gowrri,
Describing Lord Rama and Goddess Sita,

2. The son of Vasudeva got out of penance,
The lord who destroyed entire clan of Asuras,
The goddess who has the face like the mon,
The God who is infatuated with Sathya Bhama

3. After erecting a Banana plant along with the bunch,
And after tying the roof for the strong Pandal.(stage)

Bhojanam Cheyya Varungo

Bhojanam Cheyya Varungo

Translated by

P.R.Ramachander

(This song is a song meant to invite the bride groom’s party for lunch.)


Pallavi

Bhojanam Cheyya varungo, Raja
Bhojanam cheyya varungo

Anupallavi

Meenakshi Sundaresa kalyani Mandapathil,
Bhojanam cheyya varungo

Charanam

Chithramana, nava chithramana,
Kalyana Mandapathil,
Vidha vidhamana vazhaigal katti,
Vetti ver kozhundu thoranangalum,
Mattiya kodamum , pavala sthambhavum,
Pachai maragathangal , thal gathi cheygalum,
Muthu muthana nuni vazhai ilaigalum,
Pasum ponnal cheytha Pancha pathrangalum,
Panneer jalathudan udharaniyume ,
Muthu muthaga munne thelikka

Mummurthi Sakala devargal kooda,
Annam Parvathi Aadhi Para Shakthi,
Arundathi , indrani Agalya Kousalya,
Draupadhi, Sita, Thara Mandodhari,
Indira devi , Rambhai thilothamai,
Gandharwa pathni , kinnara devi,
Ashta dik palakar baaryal udane,
Saptha mahu muni rishi pathnigalum,
Pandhu adithar pol pattukkal katti,
Gejjai mettukkal kala kala vena,
Pasum pon thattile payasangal eduthu,
Parindu praindu parimara vandhar

English translation

Pallavi

Please come to take your meals,
Please come to take your royal meals.

Charanam
In the picturesque marriage hall,
In the very new picturesque marriage hall,
Different types of Banana plants are erected,
All round Khus roots have been tied,
The hall is shining with gem studded pillars.
The floors have been paved with green emeralds,
And very ,very pretty Banana leaves have been spread,
And by its side is the water pot made by pure Gold,
And in it is kept the scented rose water with a sacred spoon,
And from it water is sprinkled drop by drop

2.All the devas including the Sacred trinity have assembled there,
And dressed with pretty well made up silk Saris,
And with anklets making jingling sounds,
Food id being served with care and love,
By Goddess Annapurni, Parvatrhi and Adhi Parashakthi,
Arundathi , Indrani , Ahalya, Kousalya,
Panchali, Sitha, Tara , Mandodhari,
The queen of Indra, Rambha, Thilothama,
The kinner devi , the wives of Gandharwas,
Along the the wives of the eight guardians,
And with the wives of the seven great sages,

Ananda mananda maayena mana

Ananda mananda maayena mana

Translated by
P.R.Ramachander

(This song immediately after the Mangalya Dharana is over)

Raga Bhiravai
Thala Aadhi

Pallavi

Ananda mananda maayena mana


Charanam

1.Ramud Pelli kodukkayena , mana,
Seethamma pendli koothruvayena,
Kousalya nochina china nomu saphala mayene
Ananda mananda maayena mana

2.Rathnala palakavesi –Seetha,
Ramu lidharu koorthsundri-chelu,
Lathi vegavirulu srungarinchiri-Brahma,
Nanda vadhyamula sadamrokinchiri
Ananda mananda maayena mana

English translation


Pallavi

Become happy and happy that our

Charanam

1.Rama has become the bride groom and that our ,
Mother Sita has become his bride and ,
The penance that Kousalya observed has borne fruit,

2.By putting a plank made fully of gems,
And on that Sita and Rama sat on it,
And on that they became showing their love ,
To each other and Lord Brahma ,
Played musical instruments .

Anandam, Anandam , Anandame

Anandam, Anandam , Anandame

Translated by

P.R.Ramachander

(This song is a song which can be sung any time during the marriage.)


Raga Bhairavi
Thala aadhi


Pallavi

Anandam, Anandam , Anandame
Paramanandam Anandam, Anandame

Charanam

Sri Ramanum Mana magan aanaare,
Namma Janaki Mana magal aanale,
Vandavarkum parthavarkkum Anandam,
Seethaikkum Ramanukkum Aanandam,
Naam cheytha pooja phalavum,
Indru palithathamma.

English translation

Pallavi

Joy, joy and only joy
Divine Joy , joy and only joy.

Charanam

Sri Rama became a bride groom,
Our Sita has become his bride,
For those who have come and,
To those who have seen there is joy,
Joy for Sita as well as Rama,
And today we have attained,
The fruits of all our worship.

Introduction to wedding songs

The Brahmin marriages of Tamil Nadu consist of several rituals which are not prescribed by the Vedas. Such rituals are not , naturally accompanied by Vedic Manthras. Examples of such rituals are Kasi Yathrai, Oonjal, Nalangu etc.(Refer for details in stotraratna.awardspace.com/sruthi/vyasas/v2.pdf) .
To make these rituals interesting such rituals are accompanied by songs sung by the guests assembled to attend the marriage. This also gives rise lot of merriment and mirth and gives a chance to the talented budding singers a chance to exhibit their talents. These special songs which were known to our grand mother’s generation slowly disappeared and gavce way to suitable film music. But even that has gone out of fashion nowadays, where people a re in a hurry to complete the rituals as fast as possible.
In my mission to preserve our culture to the next generation , I am giving some songs which I could collect. I have mainly depended on a book pulished by Lifco publishers called “Gowri Kalyaname Vaibhogame” in the year 1977. and also on the discussion forumhub.mayyam.com/hub/viewlite.php?t=7750
Which gives many such songs in Tamil. I know the number of songs collected by me is very ess. I request my readers to contribute such songs in consultation with the ladies of the previous generation.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Yeda vunnara

Yeda vunnara

By

Saint Thyagaraja

Translated by

P.R.Ramachander

Raga Kalyani
Thala

Pallavi

Yeda vunnara nilagada neku,
Yenchi joodana akabadavu

Anupallavi

Sita, gauri , Vaggeswariyannu,
Sri rupa mulu andha Govinda.

Charanam

Boo kamalarka anala nabhamulantha,
Loga kodulanthaa,
Sri Garudakku Thyaga raja karachitha,
Shiva madhabva brahmadyulanthaa,

English translation

Pallavi

Where is your place of stay,
By thinking I cannot find you out.

Anupallavi

Oh Govinda is it in the forms of Lakshmi like,
Sita, Gauri and Saraswathi.

Charanam

Is it in the earth , water , fire , sky and air,
Is it among the billions of people,
Oh God who was worshiped by Thyagaraja who blesses with wealth,
Or is it among Shiva, Brahma and Vishnu.

Raghu Nayaka

Raghu Nayaka

By

Saint Thyagaraja

Translated by

P.R.Ramachander

Raga Hamsadvani
Thala Aadi

Pallavi

Raghu nayaka nee pada yuga rajeevamula,
Ne vidajala sri

Anupallvi

Agha jalamulo bara dilli nanna
Darimpa neve gathi khada sri,

Charanam

Bhava sagaramu dhata lekkane,
Palu gasibidi nee marugu cherthini,
Avani jadhipa sritha rakshaka,
Ananda kara , Sri Thyagaraja nutha.

English translation

Pallavi

Oh Lord of Raghus, I can’t let go,
Your lotus like feet.

Anupallavi

Are you not the one who encouraged me?
And my only support to drive away my sins?

Charanam

I am not able to cross this sea of birth,
And after great struggle , I came near and joined you,
Oh consort of earth , Oh saviour of those who seek your protection,
Oh giver of joy, oh God praised by Thyagaraja.

Nidhi Chala Sukhama

Nidhi Chala Sukhama

By

Saint Thyagaraja

Translated by

P.R.Ramachander

Raga Kalyani
Thala Chapu.

Pallavi

Nidhi chala Sukhama?
Ramuni sannidhi seva sukhama
Nijamuga balku manasa.

Anupallavi

Dadhi, Nava neetha , ksheeramulu ruchiyo,
Dasarathi dhyana bhajana sudharasamu ruchiyo?

Charanam

Dama samamunu Ganga snanamu sukhama,
Kardhama durvishaya kupa snanamu sukhama?
Mamatha bandhana yutha nara Sthuthi sukhama,
Sumathi Thyagaraja nuthani keerthana sukhama?

English translation

Pallavi

Tell the real truth my mind,
Is becoming more wealthy pleasurable,
Or is it serving Rama in his temple?

Anupallavi

Are curd butter and milk more tastier than,
The nectar of meditating and Singing about Rama?

Charanam

Is it more pleasant to take bath in Ganges with a calm mind,
Or a turbulent bath in the well with lot of dirt?
Is the singing praises of a man which is full of praise and flattery,
More pleasant than singing new songs in praise of Lord Thyagaraja.

Mokshamu galadha

Mokshamu galadha

By

Saint Thyagaraja

Translated by

P.R.Ramachander

Raga Saramathi
Thala Aadi

Pallavi

Mokshamu galadha , bhuvilo,
Jeevan mukthuluguni varaluku

Anupallavi

Sakshathkara sad bhakthi,
Sangitha Jnana viheenaluku

Charanam

Pranana samyoga valla,
Pranava nadamu saptha swaramulai baraga,
Veena vadana loludou siva mano
Vidha merugaru , Thyagaraja Vinutha.

English Translation

Pallavi

Is salvation available in this world only,
For realized and liberated souls?

Anupallavi

Is it available to those drenched in true devotion,
But do not have knowledge of music?

Charanam

Is it available to those who are not able in their mind,
To see Lord Shiva , who is deeply interested in the notes of Veena,
In which the sound “Om”, due to its merging with soul,
Comes out as the seven notes?

Yeppo varuvaro yendan kali theera

Yeppo varuvaro yendan kali theera

By

Gopala Krishna Bharathi

Translated by

P.R.Ramachander

Raga Chenjurutti
Thala Aadhi

Pallavi

Yeppo varuvaro yendan kali theera
Yeppo varuvaro

Anupallavi

Cheppiyadillai Chidambara Devan

Charanam
1.Narparuvam vandhu nadanai thedum,
Karpanaigal mutha kakshi thandhaan

2.Arpa sukha vazhvil aanandam kanden,
Por padathai kaanen, ponnambala vaanan

3.Balakrishnan pothi paninthidum eesan,
Mele kadal konden , velippada kaanen

English translation

Pallavi
When will he come to end my problems?
When will he come?

Anupallavi

I have not told any one, when the Lord of Chidambaram will come

Charanam

1. He appeared before me, when I came of suitable age,
And when my imagination had matured.

2. I got joy in very ordinary pleasures,
And I had not seen his Golden feet,
When will the Lord of the golden temple come?

3. I fell in love with the god, who is saluted,
By Balakrishna, but I am not able to see him come out.

Namakkini bhayamethu , thillai natarajan irukkum podhu

Namakkini bhayamethu , thillai natarajan irukkum podhu

By

Gopala Krishna Bharathi

Translated by

P.R.Ramachander

Raga Gowli bandhu
Thala Aadhi

Pallavi

Namakkini bhayamethu , thillai natarajan irukkum podhu

Anupallavi

Markandarukkaga maraliyai udaithitta,
Maan mazhu vendhum Mahadevan irukka

Charanam

1.Immai marumai mudhal yavukkum paramana,
Chinmayananda Shiva peruman irukka

2.Ariyayana mamararum aalam kanda anjammun,
Parivudane katha parama shivanirukka,

3.Trivikramanay varum thin mayan mamathayai,
Virivu kangalanakki vilakkum paran irukka,

4.Aadhisedanum maalum alaron lakkumiyum,
Kadalay thavam cheytha paranirukka

5.Iraniyanaal veri konda narasimmanai,
Tharaniyil rekshitha Sankaran irukkave

English translation

Pallavi

From now on where is fear for us,
When the Nataraja of Chidambaram is there

Anupallavi

When Lord Mahadeva who olds the deer and axe,
Who kicked the God of death for Markandeya, is there,

Charanam

1. When shiva who is the divine ever lasting joy,
Who is divine for this world and the other worlds, is there,

2. When there is Paramashiva who saved,
When Vishnu, Brahma and other Gods feared the Aalahala poison, is there

3. When there is the divine power which came as huge Skeleton.
Destroyed the pride of Lord Vishnu who came as Trivikrama, is there

4. When the God desiring whom Adhi sesha, Vishnu,
And Goddess Lakshmi did penance, is there

5. When there is Lord Shankara who saved on this earth,
Lord Narasimha, who became violent due to Hiranya, is there.

Mathadellam poruppen

Mathadellam poruppen

By

Gopala Krishna Bharathi

Translated by

P.R.Ramachander

Raga Saveri
Thala Roopakam

Pallavi

Mathadellam poruppen,
Muthi naalum koduppen

Charanam

1,Bhakthanukku kutham cheythaal,
Adhai porukka maatten

2.Thidhkkendru avarai thudikka pesi,
Adikka porukka maatten

3.Pasikkuthu endru oruvan varugayil,
Pusikka porukka maatten

English translation

Pallavi

I would tolerate every thing else,
I would grant them salvation

Charanam

1. I would not tolerate,
If you trouble my devotee

2. I would not tolerate if you speak to him suddenly,
Make him suffer and then beat him

3. I would tolerate if you eat, when one comes,
Saying that he is hungry.

Karuna nidhiye Ganapathiye

Karuna nidhiye Ganapathiye

By

Suddhananda Bharathi

Translated by

P.R.Ramachander

Ragam Hamsadwani
Thalam Aadi

Pallavi

Karuna nidhiye Ganapathiye ,
Gana rasam pongum,
Jnana varam thaarai.

Anupallavi

Arul ongum shudha Shakthi Shivakami,
Ambikai suthane, nambinen unnaye.

Charanam

Thin kani pagu , then pol iniya ,
THamizhal unnai dinamum thudithen,
Omkara Vinayaka vigna raja,
Urugum shuddhanandan ulla kovil vasa.

English translation

Pallavi

Oh Ganapathi, the treasure of mercy,
Give me the boon of eternal wisdom,
Which ebbs with the taste of music.

Anupallavi

I believed in you completely Oh Son,
Of Goddess Parvathi who is the pure power,
And who is the full of divine bliss and consort of Shiva.

Charanam

I prayed to you daily in Tamil,
Which is as sweet as fruit, sugar syrup and honey,
Oh Vinayaka, Oh Vignaraja,
Oh God who is in the melting mind,
Of your devotee Shudhananda.

Karpagavalli nin por padangal

Karpagavalli nin por padangal

By

Yazhpaanam N. Veeramani Iyer

Translated by

P.R.Ramachander

raga: raagamaalikaa
Tala Aadi

Pallavi

1.Karpagavalli nin porpadhangal pidiththaen [aanandha bhairavi]
nar gathi arulvaay ammaa devi

2. Par palarum pothrum padi mayila puriyil,
Sirpam niraindha uyar singara kovil konda.

Charanam

1.Nee indha velai thannil cheyan ennai marandhal [Ananda Bhairavi]
Naan indha naa nilathil nadudhal yaridam amma?
Yen indha mounam ammaaezhai yenakku arula?
Ananda bhairaviye adharithu arululm amma.

2.Yellorukkum inbangal ezhilay irainji endrum, [Kalyani]
Nalla aakshi cheydhidum nayagiye nithya,
Kalyaniye Kapali kaadal puriyum andha,
Ullasiye Umaa , Unnai nambinen amma.

3.Nageswari neeye , nambidum yennai kaappai,[Bageswari]
Vageswari maaye varai , Ithu tharunam,
Bageswari thaye parvathiye , Indha
Logeswari neeye ulaginil thunai amma.

4.Anjana mayy idum ambike, Yem piraan,[Ranjani]
Konji kulavidum vanjiye , nin idam,
Thanjamena adaindhen thaye un chey naan,
Ranjaniye rakshippay kenjugiren amma.

English translation

Pallavi
1. Oh Karpagavalli I have caught your golden feet,
Oh God mother, grant me salvation.

2. Oh goddess who is in the tall pretty temple of Mylapore,
Which has lot of sculptures and is appreciated by very many people.

Charanam

1. If you forget this little one at this time
To whom shall I approach in his world, mother?
Why this silence mother to show your grace to this poor one,
Oh Ananda Bhairavi, please support and shower your grace on me.

2. Oh Goddess, who rules extremely well,
By giving joyous life to everybody,
Oh Goddess who does good everyday,
Oh happy one to whom Lord Shiva loves,
Oh Uma, I believe in you mother.

3. You are the goddess of serpents, please save me who believes in you,
You are the goddess of words, Oh enchantress, this is the time,
Oh mother Bagesawari, Oh Parvathi,
You are the goddess of this world; you are my only help in this world.

4. Oh mother who puts black collyrium, Oh young women,
To whom our Lord talks loving words, Oh mother,
I have come and surrendered to you, Oh Ranjani,
I am your son, Oh mother, I beg to protect me.

Guruvai Paninthiuduvom

Guruvai Paninthiuduvom

By

Smt .Lakshmi
(http://www.hindudharmaforums.com/archive/index.php?t-966.html)

Translated by

P.R.Ramchander

Ragam: Bilahari
Talam: Aadhi

Pallavi

Guruvai paninthiduvom,
Santhatham Jagat Guruvai paninthiduvom.

Anupallavi

Kanchi nagaram thannil Kamakoti petathil,
Aakshi cheydhu nammai kadakshithu arulum

Charanam

Kanavinil vandu yenakku Ganapathi mandirathai,
Karunayudan alitha Kanchi perum thakayin,
Thava thiru por padathil thanjam yendru adainthu,
Anjali cheydhu anandathudan,

English translation

Pallavi
Let us bow before the Guru,
Always let us bow before the Jagat Guru.

Anupallavi
The guru who rules over the Kama Koti Peetam,
In the town of Kanchipuram glances and showers his grace.

Charanam
I surrender to the holy golden feet,
Of the great sage from Kanchi,
Who came in my dream and,
Taught me with mercy the Ganapathi chant
and salute it with joy.

Pibare Rama Rasam

Pibare Rama Rasam

By

Sadashiva Brahmendrar

Translated by

P.R.Ramachander

Ragam Yaman Kalyani
Thala AAdhi

Pallavi

Pibare rama rasam, rasane Pibare Rama Rasam

Charanam

1.Doorikrutha pathaka samsargam,
pooritha nana vidha phala vargam.

2.Janana marana bhaya shoka vidhooram,
Sakala shastra nigamagama saram

3.Pariplalitha sarasija garbhandam,
Parama pavithree krutha pasandam.

4.Sudha paramashrama ashrama githam,
Shuka shaunaka kaushika mukha peetam

English translation

Pallavi

Drink the nectar of Rama, Oh connoisseur, Drink the nectar of Rama.

Charanam

1. Which removes the society of sinners
And fills you up with the fruits of many types.

2. Which removes the fear and sorrow of death and birth,
And which is the essence of all holy books including Vedas.

3. Which is the egg that looks after Lord Brahma,
And which makes you extremely pure.

4. Which is the pure music of sages in their Ashram,
And which can be heard from the face of,
Sages like Shuka , Shaunaka and Kaushika.

Pavana guru pavana puradheesam

Pavana guru pavana puradheesam

By

Lalitha dasar

Translated by

P.R.Ramachander

Raga Hamasanandhi
Tala Roopaka

Pallavi

Pavana guru pavana puradheesam

Anupallavi

Jeevanadhara sankhasam Krishnam,
Golokesam bhavitha Narada gireesam,
Tribhuvana vana vesham.

Charanam

Pujitha vidhi purandaram rajitha muralidharam,
Vraja lalana andakaram ajitha mudhaaram,
Samrakshada shubhakakara,, niravadhi karuna pooram,
Radha vadana chakoram lalitha sodharam param.

English translation

Pallavi

I surrender to the holy lord of Guruvayur.

Anupallavi

The Krishna who is near by as the basis to my life,
Who is the Lord of Gokula, Who was worshipped by Narada and Shiva,
And who is with the forests of the three worlds.

Charanam

The God who is worshipped properly by Lord Indra,
Who shines as the one holding the flute,
Who removed the darkness from Brindavan,
Who is undefeatable and full of mercy,
Who protects , blesses with good things,
Who is full of different types of kindness,
Who is thirsting to look at Radha,
And who is the divine brother of Goddess Lalitha.

Manasa Sancharare

Manasa Sancharare

By

Saint Thyagaraja

Translated by

P.R.Ramachander

Raga Punnagavarali
Thala Chapu

Pallavi

Manasa sancha ra re Rama

Charanam

1.Vara muni bhaktha loka chaya arye,
Parama pavana nirjara varye,
Mukha jitha bha arye

2.Swara jitha gha na rava maadhurye,
Sura vairi nichaya thams surye,
Nirupam saurye,

3.Vikasitha sarasiruha nrthre,
Makaranka koti sannibha gather,
Kaushika mithre

4.Sukha mukha vinutha sucharithre,
Akalaanka Sita sukalathre,
Karuna pathre

5.Aganitha loka gana dhare,
Naga vairi ripu jaladha sameere,
Durjana doore.

6.Vigalitha madha hrudayagare,
Nigamana sanchare,
Hari parivare,

7.Kamalasana nutha guna grame,
Kamalari shekara Priya Rame,
Varidha shyame.

8.Kamala hrud kumudha some,
Amala chitha jana ripu bheeme,
Gopikaa kame.

9.Vageesendra rudradheese,
Raga lobha madha vinase,
Sakaladheese,

10.Raja raja poojitha Rameshe,
Thyagaraja hrudaya nivese,
Saketha pureese.

English Translation

Pallavi

Oh mind, be on the way to Rama

Charanam

1. He who is dear to great devotees and sages,
He who is dear to very pure people and devas,
And the prettiness of whose face wins over the moon.

2. He whose voice wins in sweetness the song of the birds,
He who is the Sun who is the enemy of darkness,
He who has unmatchable valour.

3. He whose eyes are like fully opened lotus,
He whose body is prettier than billions of cupids,
He who is the friend of Sage Viswamithra.

4. He whose character is praised by sage Sukha,
He who is the husband of blemish less Sita,
He who is the pot of compassion.

5. He who carries countless worlds,
He who is the dark cloud that drives away Indra’s enemies,
He who is far, far away from bad people.

6. He who resides in hearts which are not conceited,
He who travels within Vedas,
He who has monkeys as assistants.

7. He who is praised by Lord Brahma, who is a devotee,
He who is dear to Lord Shiva, who wears the moon,
He who is black like a rich cloud.

8. The moon who opens the flower like heart of Lakshmi,
He who is the great enemy of the enemies of pure minded,
He who is being passionately loved by Gopis.

9. He who is the lord of Brahma and Shiva,
He who destroys arrogance, avarice and attachment,
He who is the God of everything.

10. The consort of Lakshmi worshipped by emperors,
He who lives in the mind of Thyagaraja
He who is the Lord of Ayodhya.

Japatha Japatha Hari nama

Japatha Japatha Hari nama

By

Iraviyamman thampi

Translated by

P.R.Ramachander

Ragam Thodi
Talam jhampata

Pallavi

Japatha , japatha hari nama , manuja japatha

Charanam

1.Aparimithamho hara manaapyam,
Agama sadhitha mruthyopayam,

2.Pathithanam api pavana manthram,
Sithi kanda nisa jeevitha thanthram.

3.Kim bahu thapasa, kim bahu yagai ,
Kim bahu yasasa , kim bahu bogai.

4.Bhakthi yuthaa vaa , bhaya tharala vaa,
Mukthi paraa vaa, bhukthi paraa vaa.

5.Snane, Pane, Shayane, Gamane,
Dhane , Gane , dharma vidhaane.

6.Aapadhi, Sampadhi cha akhila samaye,
Sripathi pada manya chinthaya hrudaye.

7.Jani mruthyu roga rasayana bhootham,
Sanaka mukha akhila san muni geetham.

8.Sri Ramachyutha ri raman ethi,
Narayana padmanabhethi jayathi.

English translation

Pallavi

Chant, Chant, the names of Hari Chant

Charanam

1. It removes the fear of death forever,
And is the way to attain salvation as told in Vedas.

2. It is the divine chant that makes sinners pure,
And it is the great way of life to reach Lord Shiva.

3. What is the need for Thapas,
What is the need for fire sacrifice,
What is the need for great fame,
What is the necessity of great pleasures.

4.It can be chanted either with devotion or with fear,
Aimed at getting salivation or great pleasures.

5. It can be sung during bath , drinking,
While lying down or while traveling,
While giving charity , while singing , while giving charity.

6.While in danger , while in wealth and while all times,
In the heart do not think any thing other than Hari’s feet.

7.It is the antidote for birth, death and all disease,
And is sung by Sanaka and other great sages.

8.Victory to Rama, Achutha and Ramana,
Narayana and Padmanabha.

Himagiri thanaye , Hemalathe

Himagiri thanaye , Hemalathe
By
H.N.Muthaiah Bhagwathar
Translated by
P.R.Ramachander
Raga Sudha Dhanyasi
Thala Aadhi

Pallavi
Himagiri thanaye hemalathe amba
Eeshwari sreeLalithe mamava

Anupallavi
Rama Vani samsevitha sakale
Rajarajeshwari ramasahodari

Charanam

Paashaankusheshu danda kare amba
Paaraathpare nijabhakta pare
Ashambare hari kesha vilase
Aanantha roope amrutha prathape.

English translation

Pallavi
Oh my mother who is daughter of the ice mountain,
Who is a golden climber, who is goddess Lalitha

Anupallavi
Goddess who is served by Saraswathi and Lakshmi,
Goddess Rajarajeswari , Goddess who is sister of Rama.

Charanam
Oh mother who holds rope , goad and a stick in her hands,
Who is most divine , Who helps real devotees cross the ocean of birth,
Who is dressed in desire , who lives in Harikesava Nallur
Who has an endless form and who is famous as deathless one.

Govardhana Gireesam

Govardhana Gireesam

By

Muthuswami deekshithar

Translated by

P.R.Ramachander

Ragam Hindolam
Thala Rupakam

Pallavi

Govardhana giresam smarami anisam,
Gopika manoharam garvitha kamsaadhi haram.

Charanam

Govinda nama saram gajendra rakshana dheeram,
Kavijana hruth mandhaaram , kanaka jitha su sareeram,
Ravi sasi nayana vilasam ramaneya mukha bhasam,
Shiva ganadhi visvasam sri guru guha manollasam.

English translation

Pallavi

I always meditate on Lord of the Govardhana Mountain,
Who robbed the minds of Gopis and killed Kamsa and others.

Charanam

He is the meaning of Govinda,
He is the bold one who saved the King of elephants,
He is the flower that blooms in the mind of poets,
He is having a body which wins even Gold,
He is having sun and Moon as eyes,
He has a pretty shining face,
He has with him the faith of ganas of Shiva,
And he is the one who delights the heart of Guru Guha.

Deva deva kalayami

Deva deva kalayami

By

Swathi Thirunal

Translated by

P.R.Ramachander

Raga Mayamalava goula
Thala Roopaka

Pallavi

Deva deva kalayami they,
Charanambhuja sevanam

Anupallavi

Bhuvana thraya nayaka,
Bhuri karunaya mama,
Bhava thapam akhilam,
Varaya rema kantha.

Charanam

1.Parama hamsaligeya pavithrethara
Ghora Duritha hara, charitha dinamanu Sravana niratha,
Parijana nithara kamidartha paripoorna lolupa
Bhoori manogna panga.

2.Varana dussaharthi varana bahu nipuna,
Puruhuthaamara poojitha bhava charana yuga,
Virachaya shubamani visadha nabhee Jatha,
Bharathee sakrutha nuthi parama thushta Bhagawan

3.Jatha roopa nibha chela janmarjitham mamakhila,
Pathaka sanchayamiha vaaraya karunayaa,
Dithi jathi vidhalana dheena bandho maamavaa,
Asritha vibhudha saala Sri Padmanabha soure.

English translation

Pallavi
Oh God of Gods, I wish to do,
Service to your lotus like feet.

Anupallavi

Oh Lord of the three worlds,
Show all your mercy on me,
Oh consort of Lakshmi, remove,
All problems of this life.

Charanam

1. You are worshipped by very many great sages,
Destroy great sufferings and hear to their complaints,
Of those who hear your stories always,
You fulfill all the desires of your devotees.

2. You who exhibited great expertise in removing the great Misery of the elephant,
Your feet which removed their sufferings were worshipped by Indra and other Devas,
You became pleased by the prayer of Brahma, who was born in your navel,
Be pleased by my prayers and bless me with well being.

3. Oh God be pleased and obliterate all my accumulated sins,
With blessings and mercy and protect me,
As you vanquished the asuras and their clan,
In support of the greatly oppressed devas,
Who took refuge in you?

Sundara Murthi , Mukhya prana banda

Sundara Murthi , Mukhya prana banda

By

Sage Purandara dasa

Translated by

P.R.Ramachander

Raga Amritha Varshini
Thala

Pallavi
Sundaramurthi Mukhya prana banda namma manege,
Sri Rama nama dwanike , mukhya prana banda Manege

Charanam

1.Kana kala anduge gejjeye , galu galurenutha,
Janakku janakku yendhu , kuni kuni dhadutha.

2.Thumburu naradharu veene barisutha,
Veene barisutha , Sri Rama nama padutha,

3.Purundara vittalna nenadhu padu thalli,
Nenadhu paduthalli , aalingana maduthalli,

English Translation

Pallavi

The pretty Lord Hanuman came to our house,
Hearing the name of Rama, Hanuman came to our house.

Charanam

1. With anklet bells tied up to the ankle,
Making sound “Galu “. “galu”,
He came moving his legs with “Janakku”, “janakku”,
With dancing and dancing.

2. With Narada and Dumburu playing Veena,
And himself singing and playing Veena, he came.

3. He came meditating and singing about Purandara Vittala,
Meditating and singing and hugging the God.

Ba Ba , Ranga

Ba Ba , Ranga


By

Sage Purandara dasa

Translated by

P.R.Ramachander

Raga Desh
Thala Aadi

Pallavi

Ba ba ranga bhujanga shayana,
Komalanga krupanga abhanga

Anupallavi

Ba ba yenna antharanga mallara gaja singa,
Duritha bhava paanga

Charanam

1.Ubaya kaveriya madhya nivasa,
Abhaya dayaka , manda hasa,
SAbheyolu sathivala kaydha ullasa,
Ipraja varada , hey Srinivasa.

2.Yelu prakarada malike manayolage , kaliya deyvara deva,
Sola sasira gopiya ralida ereyalu lokada janaranu kava.
3.Sampraripita dambara hitha mana ,

Ambhujadha lagipa nethra,
Shanka Chakra dara purandara vittala,
Thumburu Narada grutha stotra,

English Translation

Pallavi

Come, Come Ranga who sleeps on a snake,
Who is pretty, shows mercy and is sung about.

Anupallavi

Come come, Oh lion like wrestler to the elephant,
Oh God who quickly ends miseries of life.

Charanam

1. God who lives between to branches of Cauvery,
God who gives protection, God who smiles prettily,
Oh pleasant Good waited for girls in the crowd,
Oh God who blesses all, Oh God in whom Lakshmi lives.

2. Oh Black god who lived in the house,
Surrounded by seven enclosures,
Oh god who is with sixteen thousand Gopis making sound,
Please protect the people of the world.

3. Oh God who has the good of devotes who offer their mind to you,
Oh God who has eyes like lotus flowers,
Oh Purandara Vittala holding a conch and a wheel,
Oh God who is praised by Dumburu and Narada.

Anthakara Dhootharige

Anthakara Dhootharige

By

Sage Purandara Dasa

Translated by

P.R.Ramachander

Raga Bhage sri
Thala Chapu

Pallavi

Anthakara dhootharige , kinchiyyu dayavilla,
Chinthayanu bittu Sri Hariya neene manave

Charanam

1.Diva Rathri yennade viswa lampatanagi,
Saviyutagala nundu bhramisa beda,
Avana kondivana kondarthayannu galisuvare,
Javana dutharu baruva hotta ninnariye.

2.Munne madhuva ayadenai karevathu ondhirad emme,
Ninna kondenu kshethra phalavu bahudhu,
Honu havanuntu enage savalarenu eenalu,
Benna biduvale mruthyu vyartha jeevathma.

3.Hosa manaya kettidhenu , gruha santhi manayolage,
Basiri hendathi Magana madhuve nale,
Hasanagi idhe badhukku , sayala renu enalu,
Kusiri daiyadhe bidaru yamanaaru aaga.

4.Puthra huttidha divasa halina uttadha habba,
Mathobha Magana Upanayana nale,
Artiyagidhe baduku savala renu enalu,
Mrutyu head thaleyalli naguthirpalayya.

5.Attadugeyunallilla ishta darishanavilla,
Kotta salava keluva hotta nariye,
Kathale thumbhidha mele kshnamathra iralilla,
Ashtarolu purandhara vittalaanenu manave.


English translation

Pallavi

The messengers of god of death do not have any pity,
Oh mind, so leave out thoughts and think about Lord Hari.

Charanam

1. Do not engage yourself in worldly pleasures,
And endlessly eat and drink tasty food,
Those who win money making use of Him,
Do not know the time when his messengers come.

2. I got married few days before,
Got a milch buffalo yesterday,
I reaped a great harvest from my lands,
And so if you shout “death can never come to me”,
Will death leave you out, Oh ignorant soul.

3,I built a new house, house warming is going on there,
My wife is in the family way, tomorrow is my son’s marriage,
It is laughable to think that life would end with death,
But the god of death would never leave me out of it.

4.Tomorrow is my son’s birthday , a festival for giving him milk rice,
Tomorrow is the sacred thread ceremony of another son,
I have great desire that this life does not end with death,
But death is laughing at me from the left side.

5.I have not tasted nectar, I have not seen my friends,
And he is asking me to repay the loans,
And when darkness descends, I would not live for a minute,
And by that time, Oh mind tell “Purandara Vittala”

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Vathapi Ganapathim Bhaje

Vathapi Ganapathim Bhaje

By

Muthuswami Deekshithar

Translated by

P.R.Ramachander

(This is a very popular first song in concerts of Carnatic Music.. It is a prayer addressed to Ganesa of Badami written in Raga Hamsadwani(sound of a swan).)

Ragam Hamsadwani
Thalam Aadhi

Pallavi

Vathapi Ganapathim Bhajeham,
Vaaranaasyam vara pradham sri,

Anupallavi

Bhooothadhi samsevitha Charanam
Bhootha boudhika prapancha bharanam,

Madhyama Kala Sahithyam

Veeta raaginam , vinatha yoginam,
Viswa Karanam , Vigna vaaranam.

Charanam
Pura Kumbha sambhava munivara prapoojitham,
Trikona Madhya gatham,
Murari pramukath upasitham,
Mooladhara Kshethra sthitham,
Paradhi Chtahvari Vakathmgam,
Pranava Swaroopa Vakra Thundam,
Nirantharam nidala chandra kandam,
Nija Vaamakara Vidrutekshu Dandam.

Madhyama Kala Sahithyam

Karambhuja pasa bheeja pooram,
Kaloosha vidhuram bhoothaharam,
Haradhi Guru guha thoshitha Bimbam,
Hamsadwani bhooshitha Herambham

English translation

Pallavi

I sing the praises of Ganapathi of Vatapi,
Who has a face of an elephant and showers boons.

Anupallavi

He whose feet are worshipped by all elements,
Who rules over the material earth and its beings,
Madhyama Kala Sahithyam
Who is beyond desires , who is praised by Yogis,
Who is the cause of the world and
Who is the one who removes obstacles.

Charanam

He who was worshipped by Agasthya from early times,
Who is in the center of the triangle in Srichakra,
Who is worshipped by great ones like Lord Vishnu,
Who is in the mooladhara Chakra of the body,
Who is in all the four sounds starting from Para.
Who is of the form of Om with his curly trunk,
Who permanently has a piece of moon on his head,
And who has in his left hand a stick of Sugar cane.

Madhyama Kala Sahithyam

He who holds in his lotus like hands a noose ,goad and fruits,
He who drives away all evils and has a giant form,
He who is adored by Lord Shiva and Lord Subrahmanya,
And He who is close to Shiva and is adorned by Raga Hamsadwani.