“Happiness” is seeing an epic Kamal Haasan Blockbuster

by K. Thirukumaran

♫ Today November 7 is 60th Birthday of Actor, Singer, Director, Lyricist & Producer Kamal Haasan ~ He’s the artiste of these times with an inspiring array of artistic works and admirable humanistic views.

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Happiness” is seeing an epic Kamal Haasan Blockbuster, for his ardent fans; especially for Tamil movie goers he never disappoints, with everyone of his movie being startlingly different and better, notably over the recent past decades.

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Song in Praise of Lord Siva ♫ Rendered by the first superstar of Tamil moviedom

There are many “non traditional hymns” of Tamil songs as well that are of devotion about several deities – but the ones for Lord Siva of that type are very few; rare in Tamil movies and/or as popular light music melodies by well known singers.

A rare popular sing in praise of Lord Siva song was rendered by the first superstar of Tamil moviedom, M. K. Thyagaraja Bhagavathar in 1938.

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Kanda Sashti: Ornate Kandan, obliterate obstacles ♫

by K. Thirukumaran

Kanda Sashti, the annual fasting days in devotion of Lord Murugan falls this year from Friday October 24 – 29th.

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“Why does by Fasting the soul renews life” queries Mahakavi Subramaniya Bharathiyar to Lord Krishna in one of his poems. That was preceded by query, “Why in ailment, one be laying down?”

நோயிலே படுப்பதென்னே?
கண்ண பெருமானே! — நீ
நோன்பிலே உயிர்ப்பதென்னே?
கண்ண பெருமானே!

The poet cum journalist born in 19th century sung about the renewal a soul attains via fasting in those lyrics.
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Immortal Lyrics of Poet who lived on Earth for just 29 Years ♫

by K. Thirukumaran

“Crisscrossing the currents of misery
Becoming a raft is melody”

Remembering the “People’s poet” on his death anniversary, October 8, 2014

Celebrating life and times of Pattukkottai Kalyanasundaram – lived on this earth just twenty nine years but left it with fabulous poems and lyrics to eternity; his songs of blissful love and life were rendered by an array of reputed singers, starring popular actors of the time in box office hits.

Pattukottai Kalyanasundaram – April 13, 1930 – October 8, 1959

Pattukkottai Kalyanasundaram carries the mantle of social reforms in his works just as his mentor Paaventhar Bharathithaasan.

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“Crafted with passion their labor” ♫ A Tributary to Mandolin U. Srinivas and Gala for The Guardian Goddess

by K. Thirukumaran

Featuring Translation of the Song “Vellai Thamarai Poovil Iruppall”

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A Song what can be referred as the “Anthem” of the Goddess of Wisdom, Saraswathy is “Vellai Thamarai Poovil Iruppall”. This song was written by Mahakavi Subramaniya Bharathiyaar and has been rendered by many artistes, both as vocal and also instrumental. The song is especially featured during last there days of the Nine night festival “Navarathri”. The poet sees that not just learning, but anything aesthetic, compassionate words or even adorable tot-speak and birds tweet in nature’s wonder are that of divine manifestation via goddess Saraswathy.

“Navarathri”, the festivities of nine nights mark the first three days for Goddess of bravery Durga and Goddess of wealth Lakshmi the next three days.

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A “Global” Praise: ♫ “Guardian Goddess” and Mother Nature

by K. Thirukumaran

Yathum ure yavarum Kelir” – All the world is my world, all humanity is my fraternity:”- Kaniyan Poongkundran-Translated by Rev Fr Xavier Thaninayagam

Subramaniya Bharathiyaar (Dec  11, 1882-Sep 11, 1921)

Subramaniya Bharathiyaar (Dec 11, 1882-Sep 11, 1921)

Sakthi is the “Guardian Goddess” of Mahakavi Subramaniya Bharathiyar. He has said that Navarathri is a favorite festival of his and that he look forward to celebrate it every year.

In 2014, Navarathri is from September 25th to October 3rd. Calendars in USA and Canada have marked the beginning date as September 24th.

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Navarathri 2014: ♫ A Gala for The Guardian Goddess ♫

The Holy ‘Nine Night’ Festival celebrating the Goddesses of Bravery, Wealth and Wisdom fall this year, in 2014 – from Sept 24/25th for 9 days, followed by Vijayathasami on the 10th day. The 10th day is celebrated particularly to start learning – education and the arts.

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“Fiction or Figure, Forget not Kanthan”

“Katpanai endralum, katsilai endralum – kanthane unai maravel” ~

“Fiction or Figure, Forget not Kanthan”-Tamil Murugan devotional Song by Vaali, the poet mailed the song to TM Soundararajan in a post card, and later the gifted singer of Lord Murugan rendered it in an All India Radio program.

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Kurai Ondrumillai ♫ Song by Rajaji ♫ Rendered by Haricharan ♫ Featuring SV Temple, Pittsburgh, PA

No regret whatsoever ♫ No Worries Krishna

by K. Thirukumaran

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There are many translations of the Tamil devotional song “Kurai Ondrumillai” penned by Chakravarti Rajagopalachari (10 December 1878 – 25 December 1972), the last Governor-General of India. A notable in-depth analytical translation is on the Wikipedia by Gopalkrishna Gandhi. I attempt here a lucid translation of the lyrics.

It is notable that one Tamil word “Kurai” applies to many nuances throughout the song, but no single English word seems to be the right fit.
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