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Shambho maha deva deva



Neelakanta Sivan


Translated by



Ragam Kanada

THalam Roopaka


(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.)




Shambho Mahadeva deva,

Saranam Karuna nidhe



Nin perumai yaar arivaar,

Neela mani kanda Shiva



Chathur marayin peru mudhale ,

Sakala aadhaara porule,

Adhi karunai ma kadale,

Adiyavaraam yemakku arule


English translation



Oh Shambho , Oh great God, Oh God,

I surrender to you , oh treasure of mercy.



Who knows your greatness,

Oh Shiva with a neck of shining blue colour



Oh greatest asset of the four Vedas ,

Who is basis  of everything and

Who is the big ocean of primeval mercy,

Please shower your grace on these devotees.