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Anbar Anbathu

  • Genre: natchintanai Deity: Siva
  • Artists: Brahmanathaswami
  • Original Script

    அன்பரன்பது சிவசிவசிவ
    ஆசையற்றது சிவசிவசிவ
    இன்பமயமது சிவசிவசிவ
    ஈசனுயிர்தொறுஞ் சிவசிவசிவ

    முன்பின் அற்றது சிவசிவசிவ
    மோனமுதலது சிவசிவசிவ
    தன்வயத்து சிவசிவசிவ
    சர்வவல்லபஞ் சிவசிவசிவ

    பொன்னிறத்தது சிவசிவசிவ
    போக்கில்லாதது சிவசிவசிவ
    என்னிடத்தது சிவசிவசிவ
    எங்குமுள்ளது சிவசிவசிவ

    மண்ணிடத்தது சிவசிவசிவ
    மந்திரரூபஞ் சிவசிவசிவ
    விண்ணிடத்தது சிவசிவசிவ
    வேதமானது சிவசிவசிவ

    மட்டிலாதது சிவசிவசிவ
    மங்கைபங்கது சிவசிவசிவ
    முட்டிலாதது சிவசிவசிவ
    மூவராவது சிவசிவசிவ

    கிட்டொணாதது சிவசிவசிவ
    கிருபயுள்ளது சிவசிவசிவ
    எட்டிலானது சிவசிவசிவ
    ஏகமானது சிவசிவசிவ

    அன்னையாவது சிவசிவசிவ
    அப்பனாவது சிவசிவசிவ
    முன்னையுள்ளது சிவசிவசிவ
    முனிவர்புகழ்வது சிவசிவசிவ

    என்னையாள்வது சிவசிவசிவ
    எடுத்ததிருவடி சிவசிவசிவ
    பின்னையென்பிழை சிவசிவசிவ
    பேதாபேதஞ் சிவசிவசிவ


    anbar anbathu sivasivasiva
    aasaiy attrathu sivasivasiva
    inbamayam athu sivasivasiva
    eesan uyirthorum sivasivasiva

    mun pin attrathu sivasivasiva
    mohnam muthalathu sivasivasiva
    thanvayatthu sivasivasiva
    sarva vallapam sivasivasiva

    ponniratthathu sivasivasiva
    pohk illaathathu sivasivasiva
    en idatthathu sivasivasiva
    engum ullathu sivasivasiva

    man idatthathu sivasivasiva
    manthira roopam sivasivasiva
    vin idatthathu sivasivasiva
    veytham aanathu sivasivasiva

    mattilaathathu sivasivasiva
    mangai pangathu sivasivasiva
    muttilaathathu sivasivasiva
    moovar aavathu sivasivasiva

    kittonaathathu sivasivasiva
    kirupay ullathu sivasivasiva
    ettil aanathu sivasivasiva
    eygam aanathu sivasivasiva

    annaiy aavathu sivasivasiva
    appan aavathu sivasivasiva
    munnaiyullathu sivasivasiva
    munivar pugal.vathu sivasivasiva

    ennai aalvathu sivasivasiva
    eduttha thiruvadi sivasivasiva
    pinnai en sivasivasiva
    peythaapeytham sivasivasiva


    devotee’s - devotion, that is - Siva Siva Siva
    desire - not there, that is - Siva Siva Siva
    happiness pervading - that is - Siva Siva Siva
    Lord - life of every one - Siva Siva Siva

    before - after - not there, that is - Siva Siva Siva
    silence - beginning, that is - Siva Siva Siva
    self pervading, that is - Siva Siva Siva
    every - power is - Siva Siva Siva

    gold colored, that is - Siva Siva Siva
    going - that which does not have - Siva Siva Siva
    which is with me - that is - Siva Siva Siva
    everywhere - that which is - Siva Siva Siva

    which is of the earth - that is - Siva Siva Siva
    mantra - form is - Siva Siva Siva
    space - that is - Siva Siva Siva
    Vedas - that which became, is - Siva Siva Siva

    immeasurable, that is - Siva Siva Siva
    woman - part of, that is - Siva Siva Siva
    boundless, that is - Siva Siva Siva
    three (1) - that becomes, is - Siva Siva Siva

    unopposed, that is - Siva Siva Siva
    full of grace - that is - Siva Siva Siva
    Eight - becomes - Siva Siva Siva
    only one - becomes - Siva Siva Siva

    mother - that becomes, is - Siva Siva Siva
    father - that becomes, is - Siva Siva Siva
    ancient, that is - Siva Siva Siva
    sages - praise, that is - Siva Siva Siva

    me- who rules, that is - Siva Siva Siva
    raised - Holy Feet - Siva Siva Siva
    young soul - my - mistake - Siva Siva Siva
    compare nor contrast - Siva Siva Siva

    * Model for Study: A major impediment to the spread of Natchintanai has been the diversity of melodies used for any given song. Hindu music is very creative and professionally trained Carnatic singers have a great deal of freedom for improvisation, much like modern western jazz musicians. But this leaves the average lay person with a big problem as well as teachers of groups or children when they come to learn the song. "How should we sing it? What is the tune?" To facilitate the dissemination of Yogaswami's songs the Swamis at Kauai Aadheenam have selected standardized tunes. Wherever possible we have tried to source these melodies from the Sri Lankan Jaffna community itself. Sometimes a complicated carnatic melody by a professional Jaffna Tamil singer has been simplified. (Gamakams are reduced for children) In cases where melodies are not known or are "boring" from a modern youth angle, we have adopted a more rhythmic, upbeat melody. We have to give credit to the Tiruvadi Niliyam (Jaffna Sai Baba devotees) who have sponsored some recordings by the All Ceylon Radio Singers for leading the way in this regard. These are good examples of Yogaswami's songs sung in a pleasing style. It is well known that Yogaswami himself did on occasion tell his devotees to sing such-and-such a Natchintanai song according to the melody of a song sung by one of the current popular devotional singers of his day. The melodies for many Natchintanai have yet to be selected for groups and children. If you would care to suggest some tunes we would very much appreciate your suggestions. Please email

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