Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Mannu Pugazh kosalai than (Tamil by Kulashekara Azhvar)


 Mannu  Pugazh  kosalai than

By
Sri Kulashekara  Azhwar 

Translated  by
P.R.Ramachander



(The verses of this immortal  Lullaby  (a portion of the book Perumal Thirumozhi) were composed by a prince of the Chera dynasty called Kulashekara Azhwar (Called Kula shekara perumal in Kerala)He was also called Mudaliyandan Nambi . He was one of the 12 sages of the Bhakthi cult of Vaishnavism called Azhwars.These sages were the minstrels of God who traveled from place to place and sang the praise of Lord Vishnu. This lullaby   is addressed   to The Lord Rama  (Lord Sauri Raja  Perumal)  of  THirukannapuram (Near Thirupugalur  which is near Nagapattinam)   .  The Idol in this temple   does not show the symbol of blessing but only the symbol of receiving .It is believed  that Lord with hands  is receiving  all the problems and suffering of   the devotees, , This is normally sung as a Raga Malikai     and you can hear it sung in https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2qQHVLvnjw )


1.Mannu pugazh  kosalai than  mani  vayiru  vaaithavane  ,
Thennilangai   kon  mudigal   chinthuvithai  SemPon  cher,
Kanni nan   maa mathil   pudai choozh   kana purathu en kan maniye ,
Yennudaya innamudhe   Raghavane  Thaalelo

1.Oh  Lord who was  born  from the pearl like belly  of  the world famous Kausaya,
You  made fall   the heads  of the king  of south Lanka and  added happiness,
Oh my darling   of  the  temple   of Tirukannapuram    which is surrounded  great and huge  walls ,
Oh my sweet nectar   Oh  best of Raghu clan , please  do sleep.

2.Pundarika malar adhan mel  bhuvani  yellam padaithavane ,
Thin thirallal   thadagai   than   uram uruva   chilai  valaithai,
Kandavar  tham manam  vazhangum  Kannapurathu   yen  Karu maniye  ,
Endisayum  aludaiyai  Raghavane  thalelo.

2.Oh Lord who created    all the worlds through Lord Brahma
You bent your bow  to cut the head  of  the very strong  THadagai,
Oh my darling   of the Thirukannapuram   who charmed  the minds of those  who saw you,
Oh Lord who ruled all eight   directions,  Oh  best of Raghu clan , please  do sleep.

3.Kongu mali  karum kuzhalaal   kosalai than   kula  madalaai,
THangu perum   pugazh   janakan   thiru marugaa  Dasarathi,
Gangayilum   theerathamali   kanna purathu yen karu maniye  ,
Engal kulathu    innamudhe  Raghavane  thalelo.

3,Oh dear darling baby of   Kausalya   who decorates her black hair  with Jasmine  from Kongu Nadu,
Oh son of Dasaratha  who is the son in law   of  Janaka   who has perennial fame .
Oh my darling   of  the  temple   of Tirukannapuram    where  water holier than  ganges  flows,
Oh my sweet nectar  of our clan     Oh  best of Raghu clan , please  do sleep.

4.Thamarai mel ayan avanai  Padaithavane   dayarathan than  ,
Maa madhalai   Maithili  than  Manavalaa  Vandinangal,
Kaamarangal isai  padum, kanna purathu yen kan maniye  ,
Emaruvum  silai valava  ,  Raghavane  thalelo.

4.Oh Lord who created  Lord  Brahma   on the lotus on your navel,
Oh great son of Lord Dasaratrha, Oh consort  of Goddess  Maithili ,
Oh my darling of Thirukannapuram , which is hovered by several  singing  bees,
Oh Lord   who holds a strong  divine bow in your hands,   Oh  best of Raghu clan , please  do sleep.

5.Paralum  padar  selvam   Baratha nambikke   aruli  ,
Aaraa   anbu  ilayavanodu   arum kanam adainthavane  ,
Seeralum   varai marba , thiru kannapurathu   Arase  ,
Taralum  neel mudi   dasarathe    Thalelo.

5.Oh Lord  who gave   the kingdom   and  the great spreading wealth  to Bharatha,
And reached   the  deep  forest  along with your younger with never quenching love,
Oh Lord    who has a strong divine chest  and who is the king of Thirukannapuram,
Oh  son of Dasaratha   with a long hair decorated by flowers, please do sleep


6.Sutram yellam   pin thodara   tol kaanam   adainthavane  ,
Athravar  ahathu aru   marundhe , ayodhi naharukku   adhipathiye  ,
Kattravaraal   thaam vaazhum  Kanapurathen  kanmaniye  ,
Sithravai than sol konda sri Rama  Thalelo.

6.Oh Lord who reached  deep in the forest  followed by all relatives,
Oh Lord who is the cure to the mind  of sages and  who is the king of Ayodhya,
Oh darling of Thirukannapuram  which  is occupied  by learned people  ,
Oh  sri Rama    who followed the orders of his step mother , please do sleep

7.Aalinilai balakanaai   andru ulakam  undavane ,
Valiyai kondru   arasu  ilaya  vanarathukku   alithavane  ,
Kalin  mani karai alikkum  kanapurathen  karumaniye ,
Alai nagarukku   adhipathiye  , ayodimane  Thalelo.

7.Oh Lord  who   as young baby on a banyan tree leaf  and  swallowed   the earth,
Oh Lord who killed Vali   and gave the  kingdom to his younger  brother,
Oh Darling of Thirukannapouram where the  wind brings   precious gems from ocean,
Oh Lord  of the city of waves  , Oh  Lord of Ayodhya  , please   do sleep.

8.Malayathanaal  anai katti    mathil ilangai  azhithavane ,
Alai kadalai   kadainthu amararkku   amudhu aruli  cheithavane ,
Kalai   valavar   thaam vaazum  kana purathu   yen kan maniye,
Silai  valaivaa   sevagane  , Si Rama  Thalelo.

8.Oh Lord who  built a dam using mountains   and destroyed  Lanka protected by a wall,
Oh Lord who churned   the ocean with waves  and gave nectar   to the  Devas,
Oh my darling of Thirukannapuram   which is occupied by those who makes   arts grow,
Oh great hero who bent the bow  , Oh Rama , please do sleep.

9.THalai avizhum  narungunji Dayaradhan  than Kula mathalaai ,
Valaya  oru    silai adhanaal  mathil ilangai   azhithavane  ,
Kalai  kazhu neer  marungu   alarum  Kannapurathu yen karu maniye .
Ilayavarahathukku   arul  udayai  , Raghavane  thalelo  .

9.Oh  baby  of the clan of Dasaratha  , with a fragrant long hair  ,
Who by bending one bow   destroyed  Lanka   surrounded  by walls,
Oh my darling  of Thirukannapuram   where  very pretty flowers  blooms,
Oh Lord who has great love towards  your younger brothers, Oh baby of Raghu clan  , please do sleep.


10.Devarayum asurarayum   thisaikalayum  padaithavane  ,
Yaavarum vanthu   adi vananga aranga nagar  thuyindravane ,
Kaviri nal  nadhi payum  Kannapurathu yen  karu maniye,
Ea vari ven chilai valavaa, Raghavane  thalelo 

10.Oh Lord who created  the devas , asuras   and the directions,
Oh Lord Who sleeps in Sri Rangam   making all others come there  and   salute your feet,
Oh darling of Thirukannapura  , where the good river Cauvery flows.

11.Kanni   nan  ma mathil pudai   soozh  kanapurattu  yen Kakuthan,
Thannadi mel  thalelo  , endru uraitha  thamizh malai ,
Kol navilum   vel Valavan  kudai Kula shekaran sonna  ,
Panniya nool paathum  vallar  pangayapangaya  pattharkale

11.The King Kula shekara  with trident   who ruled   his kingdom below one royal umbrella,
Has sung   this garland  in Tamil  as a lullaby    to make  sleep,
The Kakushta(Rama)  who lives  in THirukannapuram   surrounded by walls  ,
Which consists  of ten verses   and would   surely bless  all his devotees.




1 comment:

ranganathank said...

Wonderful presentation of the immortal lullaby of Sri Rama by Kulasekhara Alwar, Congrats!