Archive for April, 2011

Isanaittudi manamE

Posted in Shivan with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 27, 2011 by Melody

This is based on the song my mother used to sing in 1950s, in my childhood, which starts as “tAyE SrI lalitAmbhA”. This will be posted much later in this blog, after I complete my present commitment.


YouTube link:

khamAs           Adi       Nagpur Srinivasan

08.01.1964 Nagpur 03.30 PM (Modified on 26.04.2011)


Isanaittudi manamE anudinamum (Isanai)



kalikAlaththilE oru kaNkaNDa deyvamAy

karuNaiyuDan aNaittu kaDaiththERRum kapAli (Isanai)


manitAbhimAnamillA makkaL vAzum jagattil

aru marundu pOlE ennai ATkoLLa vanda (JagadIsanai)  


SanakAdi munigaLum, dEvargaL mAniDar kANa

Kanaka SabEsanAy kAl tUkki ADiya (Isanai)

கமாஸ்            ஆதி        நாகபுரி ஸ்ரீனிவாஸன்

08.01.1964 நாகபுரி 03.30 PM      (திருத்தப்பட்ட நாள்  26.04.2011)


ஈசனைத்துதி மனமே அனுதினமும் (ஈசனை)



கலிகாலத்திலே ஒரு கண்கண்ட தெய்வமாய்

கருணையுடன் அணைத்து கடைத்தேற்றும் கபாலி (ஈசனை)


மனிதாபிமானமில்லா மக்கள் வாழும் ஜகத்தில்

அருமருந்து போலே என்னை ஆட்கொள்ள வந்த (ஜகதீசனை)


ஸனகாதி முனிகளும், தேவர்கள் மானிடர் காண

கனக சபேசனாய் கால் தூக்கி ஆடிய (ஈசனை)




GaNa nAtanE

Posted in GaNapati with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 24, 2011 by Melody


This is the first song I composed on the date, time and place indicated. This was after passing SSLC at Pudukkottai while doing PUC at Nagpur to pursue my graduation.

The song can also be enjoyed through the following YouTube link:


malayamArutam         Adi       Nagpur Srinivasan

30.06.1961 Nagpur 05.15 AM (Modified on 17.04.2011)


gaNanAtanE naRguNasIlanE …………………..

kaNamum unai maRavEn gajamAmukhanE (gaNa)

a pallavi

maNankamazhum malar mAlaiyaNibavanE  

manam kavar nAyakanE en ninaivilenRum vAzhum (gaNa) 


paNNisaittuppADi paravasaththuDan thEDi

pankaja malarppAdam thanaiyiraNDinaiyum nADi

anudinam kalitanilEagamum puRamum vADi

alaindiDum Ezhai enaik kAttiDa vA ODi (gaNa)


மலயமாருதம்          ஆதி       நாகபுரி ஸ்ரீனிவாஸன்

30.06.1961 நாகபுரி 05.15 AM (திருத்தப்பட்ட நாள்  17.04.2011)


கணநாதனே நற்குணசீலனே …………………..

கணமும் உனை மறவேன் கஜமாமுகனே (கண)

அ பல்லவி

மணங்கமழும் மலர் மாலையணிபவனே   

மனம் கவர் நாயகனே என்  நினைவிலென்றும் வாழும் (கண)


பண்ணிசைத்துப்பாடி பரவசத்துடன் தேடி

பங்கஜ மலர்ப்பாதம் தனையிரண்டினையும் நாடி

அனுதினம் கலிதனிலே அகமும் புறமும் வாடி

அலைந்திடும்  ஏழை எனைக் காத்திட வா ஓடி (கண)

Vallabha GaNapati

Posted in GaNapati with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 15, 2011 by Melody

I begin my first posting with salutation to Lord GaNapati, the destroyer of all impediments! This song was written on the 14th October 2009 and, of course, is not the first one I wrote. But it was written on the same date  about two years back as such I thought it was apt to begin with this song.


This one as well as all other songs posted here will be with Thamizh and English lyrics along with an audio clip. The audio clip will be without adjustment of sruti or tALam but just to provide an outline as to how the song is to be sung. Sangatis, neraval, swaraprastArams etc are left to the singer wishing to sing this song as per her/his manodharmam. Since I am not well versed with the theoretical aspect, no notations are provided.

The song also can be enjoyed through the following YouTube link:

மோஹனம் ஆதி   நாகபுரி ஸ்ரீனிவாஸன்

       சென்னை 14.10.2009   00.06 AM


வல்லப கணபதி பொற்றாள் பணிந்தேன் நான்

நற்றமிழ், கீதங்கள், பாடிப் போற்றிட (வல்லப)              


விக்கினங்கள் யாவும் தீரும் உன்னாலே

நீள் விதியும் அழியும் உன்னருளாலே  (வல்லப)


நன்று தீதுகளை நானறியச்செய்தவா

மன்றுளே ஆடும் நாதனின் தவப்புதல்வா

குன்றமணையும் குமரேசன் சோதரா

நித்தியனே நிமலா பக்தியுடன் பணிவேன் (வல்லப)

mOhanam  Adi  Nagpur Srinivasan

    Chennai 14.10.20  00.06 AM


vallabha gaNapati poRRAL paNindEn nAn

naRRamiz, gItangaL, pADip pORRiDa (vallabha)


vigginangkaL yAvum tIrum unnAlE

nIL vidiyum aziyum unnaruLAlE  (vallabha)


nanRu tItugaLai nAnaRiyacceydavA

manRuLE ADum nAdanin tavappudalvA

kunRamaNaiyum kumarEsan sOdarA

nittiyanE nimalA bhaktiyuDan paNivEn (vallabha)

I hope to continue my journey with the support of you all!

Revered SangIta rasikAs

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 14, 2011 by Melody

Music seems to have been born along with me as I was interested in it since the day I recognized my mother tongue! I started composing since 1961 when I was running my 16th year. My first creation was “vaNNattuppUcci”, a small poem in Thamizh. I had been a fan of Late SeergAzhi Govindarajan and inspired by his then famous song “Anbu maNam kamazhum”, I composed my next poem, “KAr karukkum vELai tannil kAr mugilaikkaNNAl kaNDEn” on Mother Thamizh on the 20th of February 1961. When I showed this to Late Ki.VA.Ja at Calcutta when he visited Thamizh Sangam, he though appreciated, wanted me to learn the Thamizh literature well as I need to follow a lot of rules for poem composition. I, therefore, left writing poems since I had less leisure to devote to the intricacies. There was a short period of lull and on the 30th of June 1961, I started writing songs in Thamizh instead of poems as I found it easier. This was on Lord GaNapati in malayamArutam. Thereafter, whenever, I get a sort of inspiration, by an appealing tune or verses, or due to emotional circumstances, I used to scribble the lines occurring to my mind on a piece of paper with details of date, time and place I wrote those lines. There were many such songs which had just pallavi or both pallavi and anu pallavi. Since I was not matured, both in age and language during the time these were written, some of them were not very impressive. In any case, I had no leisure to revise them and modify. It is only after I retired, I had some leisure to go through these and polish or complete or delete if found wanting.

By now, my wife, children, relatives and well wishers were pestering me to publicise these for the sake of posterity, but I had to postpone their wishes on various factors. In deference to their well wishes and in view of the blogging facilities available now, I decided to post the lyrics in a blog of my own beginning from the dawn of Thamizh New Year Kara.

Beginning from tomorrow, I am planning to post all the lyrics, I loved, and then those of others that are not sung now-a-days but were very famous in yester years. I am also planning to post here LalitA SahaSranAmam, in about 108 rAgams that were composed by my acquaintance Late Ramasubramanya Iyer, a disciple of Harikesanallur Muththaiah Bhagavatar and Shakti upasaka, as per his wish, if everything goes well.

I will be using images from various sources, with the courtesy of the owners. I owe my thanks to all of them. As I am unaware whether these are copyrighted or not, I shall be grateful, if it is brought to my knowledge and I will thank them separately if they permit or remove such images, if they so desire.

Kindly let me know your views liberally to enable me to correct myself, if necessary.

With humble praNAms



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