Karnatik for Kids

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

“paalum theLi thenum”

paalum theLi thenum (Nithya Slokam)

RAgam : hamsadhwani


paalu theLi thaenum paagum paruppum

ivai nAngum kalandhu unakku naan tharuvaen

kOlam sei thunga kari mugatthu thUmaNiyae

nee enakku sanga tamizh mUndrum thA


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