Par Kadalalai mele
(On the waves of the ocean of milk)
Udumalai Pettai Narayana Kavi
(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 .
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.
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.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.
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.
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.