Go To The Home Page

Karunakari unathu  adaikkalamaam



Neelakanda Sivan


Translated by



(Sage Neelakanta Sivan was a great composer belonging to South Travancore and lived at the end of 19th century. Though a very great composer of Carnatic music Krithis,  very many people do not know about him.  His Disciple Papanasam Sivan  is however well known.  http://www.carnaticcorner.com/articles/nilakanta_sivan.html  as well as http://www.carnatica.net/neelakantasivan.htm give a very detailed account of this composer  and his Krithis. Though he is said have composed over 2000 Krithis very few of them are now available.)



Ragam Bhairavi

Thalam Roopakam



Karunakari  unathu  adaikkalamaam yennai  aadhari,

Kamakshi , Parameshwari



Thiru neela kandar  mana Mohini, hari sodhari,

Devi , varadhayini , maha rajiyaam Aanandeswari



Yethanai pizhai cheythaalum  thaykku petha pillai  mel vadhama,

Yella  pillaigalkkul  yezhai pillayam  yennai sodhikkalama,

Methavum unnai  pothinen , pizhai yethayum  poruthaal petha,

Vedame anbar bodhame , undan padame  gathi , aadaravatha.


English translation



Oh merciful one , please support me who has surrendered to you,

Oh  Goddess with passionate eyes  , Oh greatest Goddess



Oh Goddess who attracts the mind of Lord Shiva, Oh sister of Vishnu,

Oh Goddess , Oh giver of boons , Oh Goddess of joy  who is a great empress.



Will a mother get angry at her son , even if he does any number of mistakes,

Should you test me  who is the poorest among all your sons,

I greatly praised you , please pardon all my mistakes and rule over me,

Oh Vedas , Oh mind of devotees , Your feet is my only support  for me who does not have any