Karnatik for Kids

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

“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 РIn singing line by line, the line repeated has been sung in a gentle voice for kids to follow.