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Neela kanta , nithyananda, neeye gathiye



Neelakanta Sivan


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(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 Aarabhi

Thalam aadhi



Nela kanta , nithyananda, neeye gathiye,



Bala Chandra shekara , Parvathi nayaka, Dhayakara



Sama gana lola Varadha, Shambho , guna Vishala,

Komala Pada , adiyavarkku anukoola,

Sheelaa , Kala kaala


English Translation



 You are my saviour , Neelakanta  who is forever filled with joy



He who has got the baby crescent ,

He who is the Lord of Parvathi and one who showers mercy



He is the one who enjoys singing of Sama Veda ,

He who blesses , He who has broad good qualities and Shambhu,

He who has tender feet and partial to his devotees,

He who is good natured and killer of God of death.