Yendraikku Siva krupai varumo



Neelakanda Sivan


Translated by



(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.  as well as 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.)



Raga  Mukari

Thalam Mishra chapu




Yendraiku Shiva krupai varumo,  Yezhai,

Yen mana chanchalam arumo



Kandru kuralai  kettu kaniyum  pasu pol nokki,

Ondrukkum  anchadhu yendran ulla thuyaram  neeki



Naan konda thuyarathai naan  vendren yena katti,

Veen kanda  irul yellam  veliyakki , porul naati,

Yaan indru ul  ilaippari , Ananda  perum theeram,

Than nindra Neelakandan charanara vindham chera


English translation



When will I get the grace of Lord Shiva,

When will my mental wobbling be cut off



You  looked after me like a cow melting on seeing its calf,

And without any fear , removed all sorrows from my mind



You showed me that you won over the sorrows I had,

And removed all the unnecessary darkness and made it meaningful,

And I relaxed myself  within you and reached  the great shore of happiness,

And reached the lotus like feet of Neelakanta who stood there.