Karnatik for Kids

For kids to enjoy and appreciate Karnatic music : a South-Indian Art Music Form

saraNam saraNam gaNapathiyae

“saraNam saraNam gaNapathiyae”

saraNam saraNam gaNapathiyae (Nithya Slokam)

RAgam : hamsadhwani

Lyrics:

saraNam saraNam gaNapathiyae

sakthiyin maindha gaNapathiyae

varaNum varaNum gaNapathiyae

vandhae aruLvAi gaNapathiyae

anbe sivame gaNapathiyae

aruLum tharuvAi gaNapathiyae

innal neekum gaNapathiyae

inba jOthiyae gaNapathiyae

kaNNae maNiyae gaNapathiyae

kavalai neekum gaNapathiyae

ponne maNiyae gaNapathiyae

poruLum tharuvai gaNapathiyae

aavaNi thingaL gaNapathiyae

adiyae thozhudhaen gaNapathiyae

saevadi paNindhaen gaNapathiyae

selvam tharuvAi gaNapathiyae

Note – In singing line by line, the line repeated has been sung in a gentle voice for kids to follow.

dhanam tharum

“dhanam tharum”

dhanam tharum (Nithya Slokam)

RAgam : ranjani

Lyrics:

dhanam tharum kalvi tharum oru nALum thaLarvariya-manam tharum

deiva vadivum tharum nenjil vanjamillA inam tharum

nallana vellAm tharum anbar yenbavarukkae

ganan tharum pUngkuzhalAL abirami kadai kangaLae

Meaning:

This slokam is from Abirami Battar’s Abirami andhAdhi(Battar is from TirukidaiyUr). The slokam extols the benefits of worshipping the lotus feet of Goddess Abirami. Devotees of Abirami who exhibits thick locks of hair resembling dark clouds, shall get the following by the mere grace of the corners of Her eyes: Riches, education, tireless mind, divine form, relatives without malevolence and everything good.

Note – In singing line by line, the line repeated has been sung in a gentle voice for kids to follow.

paalum theLi thenum

“paalum theLi thenum”

paalum theLi thenum (Nithya Slokam)

RAgam : hamsadhwani

Lyrics:

paalu theLi thaenum paagum paruppum

ivai nAngum kalandhu unakku naan tharuvaen

kOlam sei thunga kari mugatthu thUmaNiyae

nee enakku sanga tamizh mUndrum thA

Meaning:

This slokam is set as dialogue between Avvayaar and Lord Vinayaka. Vinayaka being childlike, is offered 4 things and she, in return asks for 3 things( 3 aspects of Tamil language) viz – Iyal, Isai and Natakam. I shall offer milk, honey, lentils and jaggery syrup mixed to You Lord Vinayaka who is elephant-faced, please bestow upon me the threefold Tamizh language which represent wisdom.

Note – In singing line by line, the line repeated has been sung in a gentle voice for kids to follow.

ainthu karatthanai

“ainthu karatthanai”

ainthu karatthanai (Nithya Slokam)

RAgam : hamsadhwani

Lyrics:

ainthu karatthanai Anai mugatthanai

Inthin iLampirai polum yeyitranai

nandhi magan thanai gnAna kozhunthinai

punthiyil vaitthadi potrugindrenae

Meaning:

He who has five hands and is elephant-faced, who has tusks like a crescent-moon. He who is the son of Nandhi, the start of wisdom, I place you in my mind and praise Your Greatness.

Note – In singing line by line, the line repeated has been sung in a gentle voice for kids to follow.

ungaL puzhaikadai (14th pAsuram)

“ungaL puzhaikadai (thiruppAvai pAsuram-14)”

ThiruppAvai

RAgam : Ananda bhairavi

TAlam : Adi

Lyrics:

ungaL puzhaikadai thottathu vAviyuL

sengazhunEr vAi negizhndhu Ambal vAi kUmbinakANN

sengal podikkUrai veNNpal thavathavar

thangaL thirukkOil sangiduvAn poginrAr

yengaLai munnam ezhuppuvAn vAi paesum

nangAi! yezhundirAi! nANAdhAi! nAvudayAi!

sangodu chakkaram yaendhu thadakkaiyan

pangaya kaNNAnai pAdael oar empAvAi

bhaktavAtsalya jaladhE

“bhaktavAtsalya jaladhE”

shruti smruti purANAnAm (Nithya Slokam)

RAgam : kAnadA

Lyrics:

bhaktavAtsalya jaladhE paramAnanda rUpinaha

asmad Acharya varyasya prapannOsmi padAmbujam

Meaning:

He who is the personification of eternal bliss and is extremely fond of His bhaktas, salutations unto the Holy feet of such a great Guru.

Note – In singing line by line, the line repeated has been sung in a gentle voice for kids to follow.

puLLin vAi kEendAnai (13th pAsuram)

“puLLin vAi kEendAnai (thiruppAvai pAsuram-13)”

ThiruppAvai

RAgam : atAnA

TAlam : Adi

Lyrics:

puLLinvAi kEendAnai pollA arakkanai

kiLLikkaLainthAnai kEerthimai pAdi poi

piLLaigaL ellArum pAvaikkaLam pukkAr

velli ezhundhu vyAzham urangitru

pullum silambina kANN pOdhari kaNNinAi!

kuLLakkuLira kudaindhu nEerAdAthae

paLLi kidatthiyO! pAvAi nEe nannALAl

kaLLam thavirndhu kalandhael Oar empAvAi

shruti smruti purANAnAm

“shruti smruti purANAnAm”

shruti smruti purANAnAm (Nithya Slokam)

RAgam : sArangA

Lyrics:

shruti smruti puranAnAm Alayam karunAlayam.

namAmi bhagavadpAdam shankaram lokashamkaram.

Meaning:

I salute the compassionate abode of the Vedas, Smritis and Puranas known as Shankara Bhagavatpada, who makes the world auspicious.

Note – In singing line by line, the line repeated has been sung in a gentle voice for kids to follow.

kaNaithu iLam katrerumai (12th pAsuram)

“kaNaithu iLam katrerumai (thiruppAvai pAsuram-12)”

ThiruppAvai

RAgam : kedAragowLai

TAlam : Adi

Lyrics:

kaNaithu iLam katrerumai kanrukku irangI

ninaithu mulai vazhiyae ninru pAl sOra

nanaithu iLam serarkkum narchelvan thangAi!

panithalai vEzha nin vAsal kadai-patri

sinathinAl then ilangai kOmAnai chetra

manatthukkiniyAnai pAdavum nee vAithiravAi!

initthAn ezhundirAi, Eethenna perurAkkam!

anaithu iLatthArum arindhael or empAvAi

katru kaRavai (thiruppAvai pAsuram-11)

“katru kaRavai (thiruppAvai pAsuram-11)”

ThiruppAvai

RAgam : husEni
TAlam : rUpakam

Lyrics:

katru kaRavai kaNangaL pala kaRandhu

setraar thiRalazhiya chenRu seru cheyyum
kutram onRilaadha kOvalartham poRkodiyE
putru aravalgul punamayilE pOdharAi
sutraththu thOzhimAr ellArum vandhu nin
mutram pugundhu mugil vaNNan pEr pAda
sitrAdhE paEsAdhE selva peNdAtti nEe
etrukku uRangum poruLElOr embAvAi