கனைத்து இளம் கற்றெருமை கன்றுக்கு இரங்கி
நினைத்து முலை வழியே நின்று பால்சோர
நனைத்து இல்லம் சேறாக்கும் நற்செல்வன் தங்காய்
பனித்தலை வீழநின் வாசற்கடை பற்றிச்
சினத்தினால் தென்இலங்கைக் கோமானைச் செற்ற
மனத்துக்கு இனியானைப் பாடவும்நீ வாய் திறவாய்
இனித்தான் எழுந்திராய் ஈதென்ன பேர்உறக்கம்!
அனைத்து இல்லத்தாரும் அறிந்தேலோர் எம்பாவாய்.

This song is sung to wake up a Gopika who is the sister of one of Krishna’s dearmost friend. I really don’t know who to envy(in a spritually inclined and childish way)  here. Krishna’s dearmost friend or the Gopika herself.

The buffalo having lost its calf mourns uncontrollably because of which the milk from the buffalo’s udder keeps dripping on the floor . The floor looks messy with the milk on the floor and people walking here and there. You are born in such a house as the sister of this wealthy man( Wealth is not material wealth but spiritual wealth IMHO).

Once upon a time,  Raavan , the king of Lanka was killed by Rama . We have been singing praises about Rama in this Marghazhi month in this biting cold, standing right in front of your house. Even after hearing our songs, can you be sleeping? Open the door. It is way past dawn and everyone has come to know you have still not woken up. Wake up atleast now. What is this? What kind of eternal sleep are you in?

P.S. It is out of love for Krishna that i have attempted this translation. A million apologies to all the scholars and the learned if i have committed any mistake(s) .

Pic Courtesy: Mr. Keshav Sir’s Facebook page.


Translation Reference https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7T0zBCVuV7camY4VWVjeFJDdXM/view?pli=1






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