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Theruvathu yeppo nenje



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 Khamas

Thalam Aadhi



Theruvathu yeppo nenje, thelindhu karai,

Yeruvathu yeppo nenje



Koorum vedathin unmai  ariyamale , Ajnana,

Kaar irulil kavizhndhu  kalangi mayangi  ninraal



1.Manne , porulaye  , yendhan manaivi maindhare  , sondha ,

Kanne  neengale  yallal  gathiyillai yendru irundhal


2. Udale nilai yendru yenni , ulaga vazhvu idhai nambi,

Madamai peruga  nindru  vana mrugam pol alainthaal


3.Andam alantha malum  ayanum  alava Neela ,

Kandam  karunai thedum karuthu unarar agil janmam


English translation



Oh mind when shall I win , Oh mind when shall I realize,

And get back to the shore



If without understanding the truth  of Vedas we chant,

We get drowned  in the darkness of great ignorance,

And stand  completely confused and benumbed



1.If we think  that land , property, our wife , our children  as,

Our own dear  and feel that without them we cannot live


2.If we think that body is permanent  and completely have faith in worldly life,

And stand with increasing foolishness and wander like wild animals


3.If in this birth  we do not know meaning of Neelakanta ,

Who were beyond the measure of Lord Vishnu  and Brahma who seek his mercy.