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Jnayam, thano neer chollum

 

By

Gopalakrishna Bharathiyar

 

Translated by

P.R.Ramachander

 

Ragam Sankarabharanam

Thalam Aadhi

 

Pallavi

Jnayam thano neer chollum , ooy Nandanare,

Namma Jathikku adukkumo

 

Charanam

Cheriyilla vazhakkam neer,

Cheythu kondu vandha pazhakkam-Indha,

Oorilengum athu muzhakkam vegu

Uruthiyachuthu ozhukkam ithu

 

English translation

 

Pallavi

Please tell whether it is just, Oh Nandanar,

Will it be proper for our caste

 

Charanam

You have followed a practice not in our slum,

A practice that you have made of your own,

And this has spread throughout this village ,

And this practice has become firm here ,

(Is it just, Oh Nandanar)