This song is dedicated to the greatest living person on this planet, My Mother. She has and will always be my greatest source of inspiration. The song  is a gem , with the lyrics of Vaali, wonderful music of ilayaraja, soulful rendition of Yesudas, and  perfect emotions from Rajini…. it just can’t  get better 🙂

Wishing all the wonderful Mothers a “happy Mother’s Day”.

Movie: Mannan
Poet: Vaali
Music Director: Ilayaraja
Singer: K.J.Yesudas
SongSequence: (1)-(1)-(2)-(1)-(3)-(1)-(4)-(1)-(2)-(1)-(1)

(1)Amma endrazhaikadha uyirillaye,
Ammavai vanangadhu uyarvillaye,

There exists no life form, that does not call out to (utter the word) “mother”,
with out worshiping (respecting) your mother, there is no progress (greatness),

(2)neril nindru pesum deivam,
petra thaai andri verondru edhu,

Mother is the personified form of God, whom we can see and talk to,
there can be no other God,

(3)Abhirami Sivagami Karumaari Magamaayi,
thirukovil deeivangal nee dhannamma,

all the goddesses in the temple (like Abhirami, Sivagami, Karumaari , Magamaayi),
are none other that you! my Mother!

annaiku andradam abhishegam alangaram,
purigindra siru thondan nan dhaan amma,

I am just a humble devotee (servant) who is here to worship and take care of the goddess (Mother),
by performing the daily activities of abhishekam and adornment,

porulodu pugal vendum maganalla thaye,
un arul vendum enakingu adhu podhume,

it is not the wealth, nor the glory that I seek, oh Mother!
all that I need here is your blessings, that is enough,

aduthingu pirapondru amaindhalum,
nan undhan maganaga pirakindra varam vendume,
adhai neeye tharuvaye,

even if I ever have a rebirth,
I need the boon to be born as your son again,
oh Mother! please grant me the boon!

(4)pasunthangam pudhuvelli manickam manivairam,
avaiyavum oru thaaiku eedaguma,

all the riches including gold, silver, diamonds, other precious stones etc.,
do they even come close to the worth of a Mother?

vilai meedhu vilai vaithu kettalum koduthalum,
kadai thannil thaai anbu kidaikadhamma,

even if one is willing to pay exorbitant amounts of money,
one can never buy the love that our Mother showers on us,

eeraindhu maadhangal karuvodu enai thaangi,
nee patta perum paadu arivennamma,

I understand the huge pain that you underwent,
when you carried me in your womb for 10 months,

eerezhu jenmangal eduthalum uzhaithalum,
unakingu nan patta kadan theeruma?
unnale pirandhene,

even if I were to take 7 more births and serve you,
will I ever be able to repay the debt that I owe you here?
It is because of you that I exist (was born)!

Comments

  1. Ank.

    Also, there’s this song “Naanaaga naanillai thaayae, nalvaazhvu thandaayae neeyae” from Thoongathey thambi thoongathey which is equally soul rendering 🙂

  2. Ank.

    🙂 Really nice to see your blog, a lotta people don’t listen to tamil songs these days, leave alone the old ones 🙂 And your patience for translating, wow 🙂

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