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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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Lord Murugan Shrine
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Sri Lanka East
pic by: Drs. Sarajevo
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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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Marking the Death Anniversary of an Eternal Poet ♫

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Today September 11, 2014 marks the 93rd death anniversary of the great poet Mahakavi Subramaniya Bharathi.
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No regret whatsoever ♫ No Worries Krishna

by K. Thirukumaran

No regret whatsoever ♫ No Worries Krishna ♫ No shortcomings ♫ No grievances

There are many translations of the Tamil devotional song “Kurai Ondrumillai” written by Chakravarti Rajagopalachari (10 December 1878 – 25 December 1972), the last Governor-General of India.

Mural at Sri Venkateswara Temple, Bridgewater, NJ

Mural at Sri Venkateswara Temple, Bridgewater, NJ

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

The song is a solitary evidence as to why Rev. Xavier Thaninayagam referred to Tamil as the language of Bhakthi, “The devotion to the sacred and the holy.”

Though not electing divine compassion in any form or shape, one is only satisfied at the divine bliss rendered is the essence of this magnificent Tamil devotional.
Here is my attempt at translating:

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♥ Baby Krishna: Eternal bliss giver ♫

Presenting song to celebrate Birthday of Krishna Today August 17th, 2014:

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Song rendered by R. Balasarawathi (b: Aug 28, 1928 ) ♫
Lyrics: A. Maruthakasi (Feb 13, 1920 – Nov 29, 1989) ♫
Attempt at Translation by K. Thirukumaran ♫

Baby Krishna lullaby ♫
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Ramanujan: Vaali’s Newest Krishna Melody ♫

by K. Thirukumaran

The master of divine composition of Lord Krishna melodies in movies is back again since 11 July 2014 via a new song with a bang, though his physical presence ended in this world on 18 July, 2013.

A song written by Poet Vaali who passed away at the age of 82 last year is capturing the hearts as the best song in the critically acclaimed movie – Ramanujan.

Sri Venkatesa Perumal-Richmond Hill, Ontario

Sri Venkatesa Perumal-Richmond Hill, Ontario

The newest melody – is a poetically divine masterpiece, just as his most recent earlier one on Lord Krishna was benevolently mesmerizing as well, “Mukunda Mukunda” – in Dasavatharam.

“Narayana Narayana” Tamil Lyrics by Poet Vaali from “Ramanujan” as follows:

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From the Fist Sized Heart of Poet Vaali

by K. Thirukumaran

The heart is the size of one’s fist, and Vaali’s blossomed mystically melodious lyrics from it to eternal fragrance and fame.

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Vaali (born T. S. Rangarajan; 29 October 1931 – 18 July 2013)

‘Evergreen’ Lyricist and poet Vaali passed away a year ago today, July 18th in Chennai at the age 82. He was born as S. Rangarajan in Thiruparaithurai near Tiruchi on 29 October, 1931.

Vaali has been my favorite poet, particularly since the time I was translating one of his golden oldies a few years ago, the song was “Ulagamengum Ore Mozhi”.

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First Non-Profit Community Hall and meal donation facilities open in Karaichickudiyrppu – Mullaitivu, Sri Lanka North

In memory of Dr. Subramaniam and Parvathy (Ruckmani), their daughter Maheswary Parameswaran and family, have built a community hall extension to the Mullaitviu Karaichickudiyrppu Veerakathi Vinayagar temple. This facility named “Ammah Amuthasurabi Hall” can house functions in Mullaitivu and was ceremoniously opened on Feb 06, 2014 by retired Commissioner of Cooperative President Mr. S. Santhirascgaram.

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“We saw a need when we visited Mullaitivu last year, a place to house community functions and Ammah Amuthasurabi is the first non-profit organization in Mullaitivu to provide a space of this kind. Any and all proceeds directly go back to the temple and the community it looks to serve”, says Tharsica Parameswaran, daughter of Maheswary Parameswaran.
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Radha-Jayalakshmi: My Voice is the Chime of the Bell at the Temple in Chenthoor

Well known Carnatic vocalist Jayalakshmi, one half of the famous Radha-Jayalakshmi duo, passed away in the early hours of Monday May 26th.

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A famous solo rendering by Jayalakshmi is “Maname Muruganin Mayilvaganam”
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T.M. Soundararajan: In Devotion of the Melodious Tamil Voice ♫

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Compiled by K. Thirukumaran

Singer T.M. Soundararajan, lasting voice of Murugan devotional songs and popular stars in Tamil silver screen passed away on May May 25, 2013.

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A melodious voice in harmony with all senses and in natural state

Thuguluva Meenatchi Iyengar Soundararajan, born on March 24, 1923 has been rendering popular melodies for well over five decades.

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