Naanoru vilayattu bommaiya….a classic composition in Tamil language. Very simple language and s short and sweet song. It is not one of the peppy songs that I normally like. But it is a great melody. Also, since I understand the meaning, it becomes easier to feel the bhavam when I sing it.
The song is composed in the raagam navarasa kanada (pronounced as Kaanada). The composer of the song is Papanasam Sivan. He has composed a lot of great Tamil devotional songs.
Aa: S G3 M1 P S
Av: S N2 D2 M1 G3 R2 S
The raagam is a janya raagam of Harikambhoji (28th melakartha)
nAnoru viLayAttu bommaiyA? jagan nAyakiyE umaiyE undanukku
nAnilattil pala piRavi eDuttu tiNDADinadu pOdAdA? DEvi/undanukku (Naan)
aruLamudaip paruga ammA ammA enRu alaRuvadaik kETpadAnandamA? oru tuNai inRi un tiruvaDi aDaindEnE tiruvuLam irangAdA? DEvi/undanukku (Naan)
Meaning: (written by myself with my knowledge of Tamil…which apparently is not too much )
Am I a toy or a play thing that you play with O mother of this world (goddess)
I have taken so many births on this earth and suffered. Is this not enough?
I am crying out to you O mother for your blessings. Do you enjoying my craving for your blessing?
I have no one for company. I surrender myself to thy feet. Will your heart not melt for me? O mother.
Harikambhoji raagam is also called harikedharagowla in the Dikshitar (asampoorna mela) system. It has aarohanam and avarohanam as follows
Aa: S R2 G3 M1 P D2 N2 S
Av: S N2 D2 P M1 G3 R2 S
The film song kaNNukku mai azhaghu from the movie pudiya mugam is of this raagam. I love that song. A real melody.
There are other film songs like pazhamudir sOlai from the movie varusham 16 and unnai onru kETpEn unmai sollavENDum from pudiya paravai.
Great composition. I will soon do some research on all Papanasam Sivan songs. They are really a good collection.