(song to wake up)
(The first Suprabatham of tamil was composed in 9th Centuary and that in Sanskrit in the year 1430 AD.Poonthanam who lived between (1547-1640) has this great prayer to wake up his lord .Can we call it a Suprabatham?)
1.Palli kkurupoo amarumenna kanakke nin mei,
Pillarkku urappu janani vacha samsayam may,
Ullil karappu kalavaan thiru ullamode,
Pallikuruppu unara venam manantha saayi
Y our body was lying as if you are sleeping,
And we children were assured by the mother that it is without any doubt,
And for removing the dirt within our mind,
Oh Lord lying on Adhi sesha , please wake up.’-
2,Yellil kalarnnezhum oru yenna kanakke , Aathmaa,
Vellarkkum yennthariyaathe mayanginen jnan,
Thalli kalanju sakalam mama kanmasham nee,
Ullil thelinju unara venam udhara keerthe,
Without understanding that the soul is for all,
Like the oil within gingelly , I just slept,
And you have pushed off all the dirt from my mind,
And oh god who is famous as merciful,
With a clear mind, please do wake up.
3.Mannil pirannu mathiyulla manushyanaayaal,
Unnithamai kazhiyum aadhiyil ulla kaalam,
Ponnathamai athum ithum karutheettum sesham,
Thanne thirinju arikayennathu asaadhyamathre.
If you are humans with brain born on the earth,
The initial years would be spent as childish years.
And later we would start thinking this and that in a useless way,
And it is impossible for them to understand themselves.
4.noonam thwath preethi nana vidha mahitha kadha nama sankeerthanam ko-,
Ndu athyantham sradhayullorkku athu bahu vidhamayundu vedantha vaakhyam,
Jnanum thwath padha sandarsana oru pozhuthu angu aaswadhippan,
Yirippon ananda prapathiyaake yennarulina bhagwan allayo nee dhayaabdhe.
The sentances of Vedas say that your affection can be got by hearing
The different type of your stories as well as singing of your various names with attention,
And I could do it once by seeing your feet and getting the real joy,
Because oh God , are you not the ocean of mercy?