Sooriyan Varuvatha


  • Genre: natchintanai Deity: Siva
  • Artists: Uma Satkunasivam
  • Original Script

    சூரியன் வருவது

    சூரியன் வருவது யாராலே தூமதி தவழ்வது யாராலே
    விண்மீன் மிளிர்வது யாராலே வெய்யி லெறிப்பது யாராலே
    கண்ணிணை காண்பது யாராலே காற்று மடிப்பது யாராலே
    தண்ணீர் பெருகுதல் யாராலே தக்கோர் புகழ்வது யாராலே
    பூமி சுழல்வது யாராலே பூக்கள் மலர்வது யாராலே
    கால்க ணடப்பது யாராலே கைக ளெடுப்பது யாராலே
    எண்ணிப் பார்நீ யறிவாயே எல்லாஞ் சிவன்செயல் குறியாயே
    சொல்லு சுதந்திரம் பெறுவாயே சுவாமி வாக்கிது தெரிவாயே

    Transliteration

    sooriyan varuvathu yaaraaley thoomathi thaval.vathu yaaraaley
    vinmeen milirvathu yaaraaley veyyil erippathu yaaraaley
    kanninai kaanbathu yaaraaley kaattrum adippathu yaaraaley
    thanneer peruguthal yaaraaley thakkohr pugal.vathu yaaraaley
    poomi sul.alvathu yaaraaley pookkal malarvathu yaaraaley
    kaalganadappathu yaaraaley kaigal eduppathu yaaraaley
    enni paar nee arivaayey ellaam sivanjeyal kuriyaayey
    sollu suthanthiram peruvaayey swaami vaakkithu therivaayey

    Translation

    Sun Comes By Whom

    sun - comes - by whom - pure moon - crawls - by whom
    stars - glitter - by whom - sunlight - burns - by whom
    pair of eyes - see - by whom - wind also - blow - by whom
    cold water - springs forth - by whom - just persons - praise - by whom
    earth - rotates - by whom - flowers - blossom - by whom
    legs walks - by whom - arms - take - by whom
    think (and) - look - you - will know - all - Siva's action - on target, indeed
    say - independence - you will get, indeed - Swami's - word is this - you will know, indeed


    * 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 [email protected]

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    We have one duty to perform, which is to pass our religion on to the next generation, the next and the next. And how do we do this? How is this done? It is done by causing the children to memorize the precepts of our scriptures.
    —Gurudeva