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July 25, 2005


kurai ondrum illai

kurai ondrum illai
marai moorthi kanna
kurai ondrum illai kanna
kurai ondrum illai govinda

kurai ondrum illai
marai moorthi kanna
kurai ondrum illai kanna
kurai ondrum illai govinda

kannukku theriyamal nirkindraai kanna
kannukku theriyamal nindraalum yenakku
kurai ondrum illai
marai moorthi kanna

vendiyathai thandhida
venketesan yenrirukka
vendiyathu verillai
marai moorthi kanna

manivanna malaiyappa
govinda govinda

thirayin pin nirkinrai kanna - kannaa
thirayin pin nirkinrai kanna
unnai marayodhum nyaaniyar mattume kaanbar
thirayin pin nirkinrai kanna
unnai marayodhum nyaniyar mattume kaanbar
endralum kurai ondrum enakkillai kanna
endralum kurai ondrum enakkillai kanna

kundrin mel kallagi nirkinra varadha
kundrin mel kallagi nirkinra varadha
kurai ondrum illai
marai moorthi kanna
kurai ondrum illai
marai moorthi kanna

manivanna malaiyappa
govinda govinda

kalinaalukkirangi kallile irangi
nilaayaaga kovilil nirkindraai kesava
kalinaalukkirangi kallile irangi
nilaayaaga kovilil nirkindraai kesava
kurai ondrum illai
marai moorthi kanna

yaarum marukkadha malayappaa
yaarum marukkadha malayappa - un maarbil
yethum thara nirkum karunai kadal annai
endrum irundhida yedhu kurai enakku
endrum irundhida yedhu kurai enakku
ondrum kurai illai
marai moorthi kanna
ondrum kurai illai
marai moorthi kanna

manivanna malaiyappa
govinda govinda
govinda govinda
govinda govinda



The translation


kurai ondrum illai
marai moorthi kanna
kurai ondrum illai kanna
kurai ondrum illai govinda


i dont have (illai) any ( ondrum ) woes ( kurai )
marai moorthi kanna
( kanna personified by vedas )
kurai ondrum illai govinda

kannukku theriyamal nirkindraai kanna
( you stand in a place i cant see kanna )
kannukku theriyamal nindraalum yenakku
(even if u stand in a place i cant see )
kurai ondrum illai
marai moorthi kanna
( i still have no woes kanna )


vendiyathai thandhida
venketesan yenrirukka
( when i have lord venkatesa to give what i need )
vendiyathu verillai
marai moorthi kanna
( i dont have anything i need kanna )

manivanna malaiyappa
govinda govinda
( various references for kanna )

thirayin pin nirkinrai kanna - kannaa
( you stand behind a screen kanna )
unnai marayodhum nyaaniyar mattume kaanbar
( only the rishis reciting vedas can see you )
endralum kurai ondrum enakkillai kanna
( still i have no woes kanna
even if i cant see you )


kundrin mel kallagi nirkinra varadha
(you are standing like a stone on the hilltop)
kurai ondrum illai
marai moorthi kanna
( yet i have no woes kanna )

kalinaalukkirangi kallile irangi
(taken this stone-form in kaliyuga )
nilaayaaga kovilil nirkindraai kesava
(and staying in this temple permanently )
kurai ondrum illai
marai moorthi kanna
( still i have no woes kanna )

yaarum marukkadha malayappaa
yaarum marukkadha malayappa - un maarbil
( with the lord who doesnt refuse the prayers of devotees )
yethum thara nirkum karunai kadal annai
( having ever-merciful goddess lakshmi on his chest )
endrum irundhida yedhu kurai enakku
( how can i ever have any woes )

ondrum kurai illai
marai moorthi kanna
( no woes i have kanna )

About the author

Written by Rajaji who is neither a regular composer nor a
musician and considered as one of the leading reformers of
modern india.Rajaji's english translation of mahabaratha
is still used in universities world-wide.One thing to
be noted is that rajaji doesnt make a distinction between
kanna ( krishna ) and govinda of tirupati.
The reason i like this song so much is that unlike other
devotional songs,it doesnt lament nor ask god for fame,
wealth or money.Being someone who walks the fine line
between devotion and aethism,this is more of an anthem
to me.Yet another reason for adoring this is MS
Subbulakshmi's rendition.Must listen track for anybody.

20 Comments:

At Mon Aug 28, 02:26:00 AM PDT, Anonymous vengatesan said...

good one! can u send me the song in mp3 or wav? my mail id is vengatesan.s@gmail.com

 
At Mon Aug 28, 02:33:00 AM PDT, Blogger phreakv6 said...

sent..

 
At Sun Sep 10, 06:08:00 PM PDT, Anonymous Santhosh kannan said...

you are excellent. please,please,please,please,please,please,please,please,please,please,please,please,please,please,please,please,please,please,please,please,please,please,please,please,please,please,please,please,please,please,please,please,please, send me this song to my email id, nsk555555@yahoo.com

 
At Sun Sep 10, 07:06:00 PM PDT, Blogger phreakv6 said...

sent

 
At Sat Oct 07, 10:31:00 PM PDT, Anonymous rkumanan said...

very superb song and very nice. Please send me the song

 
At Sat Oct 07, 10:47:00 PM PDT, Blogger phreakv6 said...

id?

 
At Sat Dec 30, 10:00:00 PM PST, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey can u send me this song at cute_lankan_gyal@hotmail.com...please??

 
At Thu Jan 11, 07:53:00 PM PST, Anonymous Anonymous said...

eyy can you plzz send me the song..i've looked everywhere and can't find it in mp3.. emailz Raga84@hotmail.com

 
At Sun Mar 18, 02:02:00 AM PDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can you please send me the song in mp3. My mail id is v_vish@yahoo.com. THanks.

 
At Fri May 11, 12:01:00 AM PDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Would you mind sending this song in mp3 file. i'm searching for the past one month. Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaasssssssssssssssssssssseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee. If u send it. That would be great
My email id is devi_zealite@yahoo.co.in

 
At Tue Dec 04, 10:51:00 AM PST, Anonymous niki said...

please please please please please please send this song to my mail id nikhilesh_17@hotmail.com as mp-3.

 
At Fri Jan 25, 05:06:00 PM PST, Anonymous Anonymous said...

gr6 song.can u send me de mp3 ,please .to k_rtho@yahoo.co.in

 
At Tue Feb 19, 04:56:00 PM PST, Blogger shanthi said...

please send me this song in mp3. i really, really love it.my mail id is anniearvind@yahoo.co.uk

 
At Fri Jun 13, 02:12:00 AM PDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Could please send me the Song. Mail ID is ram.visu@gmail.com. Thanks in advance.

 
At Thu Aug 14, 10:42:00 PM PDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is said that when one hears MS Subbalakshmi's rendition of this beautiful piece, one can actually feel the presence of the God himself...ironic considering that the song is about the imperceptibility of the divine...nevertheless,it is indeed true. MS sings it so hauntingly, it truly and unexpectedly brings tears to one's eyes

 
At Sat May 30, 10:23:00 AM PDT, Blogger Krishna said...

Hi!! Can you please send me this song in MP3 format at krishna.uwic@gmail.com........Can you also please send me other songs of MS Subbulakshmi if you have any........ Thanks a Bunch in advance.

 
At Sat Jul 17, 05:02:00 PM PDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

visit youtube for KURAI ONDRAM ILLAI BY M. S. SHUBALAXMI, ALSO THERE IS A BIO VIDEO...YOU CAN DOWNLOAD HER SONS TO AN MP3 PLAYER OR E-MAIL TO YOUR LAPTOP...OM SHANTI...CHANDRA

 
At Sat Nov 13, 05:30:00 AM PST, Anonymous Prasad said...

great translation. Thanks.

 
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At Thu Feb 17, 01:28:00 AM PST, Anonymous Anonymous said...

music was composed by kadayanallur venkataraman

 

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