Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Par Kadalalai mele

Par Kadalalai mele
(On the waves  of the ocean of milk)

By
Udumalai Pettai Narayana  Kavi

Translated by
P.R.Ramachander



(Though  this great Krithi  describing the  Dasavatharas  of Vishnu   was written in mellifluous Tamil  for  the picture  Raja Desingu,   the Carnatic music fraternity  made it their own with great  enthusiasm. It is also a very popular   dance number .Hear it sung by Smt  Sudha Raghunathan  (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hydNczw_o8 ) , and watch   the great  dancing star Padmini dance   for it  , with the song dung by   the legendary  Smt.M.L.Vasanthakumari  (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=di42rx-U7oo )


Raga  (Shanmuga priya)
1.Parkadal   alai mele  pambanayil  palli kondai Ranganatha-Undhan,
Padamalar  nidham thedi   paravasamodu   gathi perave  jnanam  nee thaa  deva

1.Oh Ranganatha   who lies   down on the  bed of  snakes  on the waves of ocean of milk,
Oh God,   give us  wisdom   to search for  your lotus feet daily  and  to get salvation with ecstasy.

Raga (Kedara  gaula)
2.Gathakan   aana oru Somukhan  kai kondu  kadal idaye olitha  marai  nalum,
Pinnar medhini  than meela , padhakan thaan maala  , meen avatharam   seidha thirumale,

2. When the   bad killer  called Somukha   hid  the four Vedas   inside  the  Ocean,
Oh Lord  Vishnu   you   later  took the  incarnation of fish to ,
Bring them back to the earth and  to kill  that  bad one .

Raga (Sama)
3.Vaanavarum  Danavarum   aazhi amudham   kadainthida , mandara  giri thanai thaangidave –oru,
 Koon udaya       Oadu  konda koormavatharam   yena  kolam uthrai   pugazh ongidave,

3.When the Devas  and  Asuras   churned   the ocean to  get nectar , for lifting the  Mandara  mountain,
You took  the form of a turtle with a curved  hard back so that   your fame  would  increase.

Raga  (Athana)
4.Heenan  Hiranyakshan   yennum   padu paavi  ezhu kadalul maraitha  bhoo devi  -aval,
Dheena Rakshaka , sakala  jeeva  rakshaka  yenave naanilathai  thookiya  Varaha   vadivanavane

4, When  Goddess earth   was hidden  by that  evil one Hiranyaksha   who is a  great sinner,
Inside the seven oceans and when she cried”Oh saviour of the suffering , Oh saviour of  the soul “,
You took the form of a boar and lifted  the entire earth.

5.Raga (Mohana)
5.Yengu irukkiraan Hari  , (avan)  yengu irukkiraan   endra  HIranyan  sollai  idai marithu   , avan pillai,
Engum  irupaan  , toonil   ingum iruppan  -andha toonil   iruppan  endru   iyambiyathal nerndha thollai,
Neengavum  , pongu shina vambanargal  bhootha   udaumbum   dasai   thindrezhundhu   thondiyodu, mani kudalam udhiram,
Shindhave , nakham   kondu   keerum narasingamaana   avathaarane  , Chakra dharane  , upakaatrane ,aadharane.

5. When his son hearing the words of  Hiranya  “Where is  he , Where is he” stopped him in the middle ,
And said, “He is everywhere, He is here in this pillar  and that pillar “ , to remove the problem caused ,
You  took the incarnation of Narasimha  , rose  with great anger from there, with  a very gigantic body,
Displayed his belly   and intestines , stood up   , tore   with your sharp  claws  his  flesh apart   and after  eating it  ,
Stood there  spilling  his blood all around, Oh lord  who carries the conch and the wheel and who is  the basis of everything.

Ragam (bilahari)
6.Moovadi  man kettu  vandhu , Man alandhu  , Vin alandhu  , Mabali siram alandha   Vamanane ,
THandhai aaviyai  pirith-  athanaal  Surya kula vairi yaga   amaindha  Parasuraman aanavane.

6.Oh Lord Vamana  who came asking for  three feet of earth  , then measured earth by one one feet  , heavens by one feet   and Then measured  the head of Mahabali,
Oh Lord  who became Parasuramsa the enemy of solar dynasty  due to the  taking away of the  soul of your father.

Ragam (Kanada)
7.Devarkalai    chirai meettu  Ravanadhi  uyir maitha   Dasaratha  Sri Rama Avatharane  ,
Bhoomi thanil pugazhayum   uzhuvor kalappai thanai   Puyam adhil   thangi  nindra  Balaramane.

7.Oh Lord who incarnation of Dasaratha Rama ,  released devas from prison   and killed Ravana  and others,
Oh  Balarama  who got great fame in the earth   and who stood carrying   the  farmer’s plough  in his hands.

Ragam (Kapi-Thisra nadai)
8.AAvani Rohiniyil   ashtamiyile   Ashta jama nerathil   avatharithione , Aayarpaadi  Yeriya  Yasodai  Nandalala  , Padhinayiram,
Gopiyar  Parama ananda  Lola,  bhoo bharam   theerkka   Bharatha por muditha Sheela, Gopalakrishna  , Adhi Moola  , Paripaala

8.Oh Who look who  took birth  in the Rohini star  and Ashtami thidhi  of  AAvani month (August-September) ,
Who is   the  Yasodha’s  darling of Nanda   who   went in the  home of  Cowherds  ,
Who enjoyed company of ten thousand gopis  , who conducted  the Bharatha  war to lighten the buden of earth,
Who is  Gopalakrishna , Who is the primeval root   and who looks   after  all.


Ragam (shiva ranjini)
9.Pancha Padakam, Vathum  , kodiya vanjakam  , mithra bedhakam  cheyya  anjidathavar  ,
AAdidum nataka  medai   aakiya   kaliyugam azhaikkave  , dharmam thazhaikkave  ,
Anburuvaagiya   Kalki avatharam  , Singaaran  ,dasavatharan  neeye.

9.Being  summoned by  Kali  age , which  is the stage  of the  people  who are not scared  to do,
The five type of evil acts  , unnecessary arguments , Terrible cheating  and  creating enmity among friends ,
For making  Dharma  grow luxuriously  , you took the  friendly incarnation of Kalki ,
Oh  Lord who is very pretty  , you   are  all the ten incarnations.




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