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Sivanai ninaithu  thuthi padi kol maname



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  Khambodhi

Thalam Aadhi



Sivanai ninaithu  thuthi padi kol maname,

Jeevan  moksham varume.



Thapa japa  Vrutha mellam  unakku ithu vame,

Sakala  sampathu yendru  yenni aka magizhndu  parama



Vanja, kanja  , choothu , vathu , papam  anaithum maarum,

Mathi yuthayam polave  udayam thelinthu , thenum,

Nanjum undaNeelakandan karunai oorum,

Nanmai  unakkethendre, unmayayi , dinam thorum,


English translation



Think of Lord Shiva and sing his prayers, Mind,

Your soul will get salvation



For you this is the penance, meditation  and fasting,

Think that this is all your wealth , become happy  and think of Para Shiva



Deceit, miserliness, dishonesty , sin and jealousy would all be cured,

Like the moon rise  , light will rise   and the mercy ,

Of Neelakanta who gulped honey and poison would flow ,

And so think that,  it is good for you and truly pray daily