[Mannathi Mannan] achcham enbadhu madamaiyadaa..

Another Fantastic song from Kannadasan, fills you up with awesomeness 😀

Movie name: Mannathi Mannan
Singer: T.M.Sounderajan
Music Director: Viswanathan-Ramamurthy
Lyrics: Kannadasan
Song Sequence: (1)-(1)-(1)-(2)-(1)-(3)-(3)-(4)-(1)-(5)-(5)-(6)-(1)-(7)-(7)-(8)-(1)-(2)-(1)

 (1)அச்சம் என்பது மடமையடா
 அஞ்சாமை திராவிடர் உடமையடா
 (2)ஆறிலும் சாவு நூறிலும் சாவு
 தாயகம் காப்பது கடமையடா

acham enbadhu madamaiyadaa,
anjaamai dhraavidar udamaiyadaa, 
aarilum saavu noorilum saavu,
thaayagam kaappadhu kadamaiyadaa,

living in fear is foolishness,
being fearless is the hallmark(wealth) of the Dravidians,
don’t fear death, you could die at the age of six or at one hundred,
but more importantly,  it is your duty to protect your motherland,

(3)கனகவிசயரின் முடிதனை நெரித்து,
 கல்லினை வைத்தான் சேரமகன்,
 (4)இமயவரம்பினில் மீன் கொடி ஏற்றி,
 இசைபட வாழ்ந்தான் பாண்டியனே,

kanagavijayarin mudithanai neriththu, 
kallinai vaiththaan chera magan, 
imaya varambinil meenkodi etri,
isai pada vaazhndhaan paandiyane, 

These verses sing praise of the tamil kings of yesteryears!
Referring to story where the Chera king Senguthavan went to the Himalayas to bring a stone to erect a statue for Kannaki,
In the process, he had to fight a war against the king Kanaka and Vijayan, defeat them, and is supposed to have bought the stones on their heads (A story in Sillppatikaram),
Then there were the Pandyans, whose kingdom was spread all the way to the Himalayas (the flag of Pandyan dynasty had a fish symbol), they were known to be great lovers of music, literature and arts in addition to providing good governance.

(5)கருவினில் வளரும் மழலையின் உடலில்,
 தைரியம் வளர்ப்பாள் தமிழன்னை,
 (6)களங்கம் பிறந்தால்,
 பெற்றவள் மானம் காத்திட எழுவான் அவள் பிள்ளை,

karuvinil malarum mazhalaiyin udalil, 
dhairiyam valarppaal thamizhannai,
kalangam pirandhaal,
petraval maanam kaaththida ezhuvaan aval pillai,

the Tamil mother, fosters and imbibes the quality of braveness
in her child even when it is in her womb,
if there were any tarnish to her image,
to protect her dignity, her child will stand up (rise),

(7)வாழ்ந்தவர் கோடி மறைந்தவர் கோடி
 மக்களின் மனதில் நிற்பவர் யார்
 (8)மாபெரும் வீரர் மானம் காப்போர்
 சரித்திரம் தனிலே நிற்கின்றார்

vaazhndhavar kodi maraindhavar kodi, 
makkalin manadhil nirpavar yaar,
maaberum veerar maanam kaappor, 
sariththiram thanile nirkinraar,

there are millions who are born, millions who die,
who is the one who stays in people’s heart?
great Warriors, people who protect others dignity,
are the people who find mention in history.

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S Subramanian

S Subramanian

Two small corrections. முடிதலை —–> முடிதனை நிற்கிறார் —–> நிற்கின்றார்



Thanks for the Corrections Dr.Subramanian.



Though I don’t know Tamil n its meaning…, the movie of manathi mannan inspired me every time when it comes to watch..especially this great song of of TG…khudoos to all who made this epic movie n song wrtiter.