Composer: Papanasam Sivan (Tamil: பாபநாசம் சிவன்) (26th September, 1890 – 10th October , 1973) was a prominent composer and singer of Carnatic music. Popularly known as Tamil Thyagayya, his kritis gained special attention after they were recited by M.S. Subbulakshmi , M.K. Thyagaraja Bhagavathar and other deccan carnatic veterans.
This Kriti was originally composed in Tamil. Other languages are for your convenience
என்ன டவம் ஷெஇடனை யஸோடா என்கும் னிரை பரப்ரம்மம் அம்மாவென்ர்-அழைக்க
ஈரேழு புவனன்கள் படைட்டவனைக்-கையில் ஏன்டி ஷீராட்டி பாலூடி டாலாட்ட னீ
ப்ரமனும் இன்ட்ரனும் மனடில் பொராமை கொள்ள
உரலில் கட்டி வாஇ பொட்டிக்-கென்ஜவைட்டாஇ டாயே
ஸனகாடியர் டவ யோகம் ஷெஇடு வருன்டி
ஸாதிட்டடை புனிட மாடே எளிடில் பெர
ఎన్న తవం షైదనై యసోదా ఎంగుం నిరై పరభ్రమ్మం అమ్మావెన్ర్-అజ్హైక్క
ఈరేజు భువనంగళ్ పడైత్తవనైక్-కైయిల్ ఏంది షీరాట్టి పాలూటి తాలాట్ట నీ
భ్రమనుం ఇంద్రనుం మనదిల్ పొరామై కొళ్ళ
ఉరలిల్ కట్టి వాఇ పొత్తిక్-కెంజవైత్తాఇ తాయే
సనకాదియర్ తవ యోగం షైదు వరుంది
సాధిత్తదై పునిత మాదే ఎళిదిల్ పెర
enna tavam sheidanai yasOdA engum nirai parabhrammam ammAvenr-azhaikka
IrEzu bhuvanangaL paDaittavanaik-kaiyil Endi shIrATTi pAlUTi tAlATTa nI
bhramanum indranum manadil porAmai koLLa
uralil kaTTi vAi pottik-kenjavaittAi tAyE
sanakAdiyar tava yOgam sheidu varundi
sAdhittadai punita mAdE eLidil pera
pallavi: Yashoda, what tapas (prayer, sacrifice) did you make, that the Almighty himself calls you dearly, “Mother” ?
anupallavi: To take Krishna, the One who created the 14 worlds, to lift him into your arms, to rock him to sleep, to feed him milk, what great tapas did you do, Yashoda?
caraNam 1: O mother what tapas did you do, that to the great envy of Brahma and Indra, you could tie Krishna himself to the grinding stone and bound his mouth and make him beg you for mercy!
caraNam 2: What great sages like Sanakaa achieved through great tapas and yoga, what they reached by prodigious effort, you achieved so easily – what tapas did YOU do to have this great fortune?