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Unnai thavira veru illai  Gathi


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.)


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Thala Aadhi




Unnai thavira veru illai gathi  yenakku,

Unnai  thavira veru illai




Annayum thandhayum neeye , Akhila bandhuvum neeye,

Annai umayaal neyaa, anbarakku arul sahaayaa




1.Pakalum iravum neeye-palathaan deivavum neeye,

   Sukavum dukhavum neeye-Soma chooda maniye


2.Igavum paravum neeye-Yella porulum neeye,

    Sakala kalayum neeye-Sambho dhaya nidhiye


3.Kanda thevayum neeye , kanathavayum neeye,

Kandaar  kakshiye , neelakanda krupanidhiye


English translation




I do not have any place of surrender other than you,

I do not have any one except you




You are my mother and father, You are all my relations

Oh friend of mother Parvathi who showers grace on devotees




1.You are day and night, you are all sort of Gods,

You are pleasure and pain , Oh God who wears moon as ornament


2.You are this as well as the other world, you are all the things,

You are all arts, Oh Shambo, Oh treasure of mercy


3.You are all that we see  and also all that we do not see,

You are  the sight to those who see , Oh Neelakanta , Oh treasure of mercy