Tunes like Tagore's song

N. Ganesan naga_ganesan at HOTMAIL.COM
Fri Dec 22 19:07:08 EST 2000


>considering the latest theory that Janaganamana was written
>by Tagore in praise of the British monarchy, rather than India, the
>Motherland! Godking concept revisited!

Thinking of the golden bygone days.
As teens, when we entered colleges and the hostel
food was horrible, students hummed this song
in the same tune as Tagore's salute to the British king,

jan2aGkaLin2 vayiRatil mIRiya paciyE!
   pAruGka ituvE intiyA!
paJcAyp paTTin2i, taruvIGka parOTTA,
   kirAmpuk kaRiyuTan2 kurumA!
ventayac cARO, veGkAya vaTaiyO,
   Uttappam iruppataik koTayyA!
     tayirvaTai mAcAluTan2 tOcai,
     uyiren2a itan2mEl Acai,
     An2Al paruppaTai vENTAm!
jan2aGkaLin2 maGkaLam vAzuka mikuntE,
   pAratil vENTuva titEtAn2!
      kuzampE, atuvarai kuzampE,
      cuTac cuTac cuTum kuzampE!

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When KirupAnanda VAriyAr stayed in our house in India,
he sang jovially to us his song on his beloved
deity, Lord Murukan. Same tune as Tagore's.

   sivaguha kumaraparAcala patiyE
     cIralai vAyuRai nAtA!
   cintUra centaLi pazanApurivAz
     tiruvErakamuRai kantA!
   ceGkatir nikar taNikAcalam vantAL
     cempaza mutir vana entAy!
       tavamaruL ARAtArA!
       tavamuni vararpaNi vIRA!
       tAtA! taruNa cupOtA!
   jaya jaya caGkara pAlaka maNiyE!
     tAraka mantira viyOtA!
        civamE! civamE! civamE!
        caravaNa pava civamE!

Happy holidays for everyone,
N. Ganesan



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