Kurai Ondrum Illai

My all-time favourite Tamil song:

The great lyrics:

 KURAI ONRUM ILLAI MARAI MOORTTHI KANNAA

KURAI ONRUM ILLAI KANNAA KURAI ONRUM ILLAI GOVINDAA

 KANNUKKU THERIYAAMAL NIRKINRAAY KANNAA

KANNUKKU THERIYAAMAL NINRAALUM

ENAKKU KURAI ONRUM ILLAI MARAI MOORTTHI KANNAA

VENDIYATHAI THANNTHIDA VENKATESAN ENRIRUKKA

VENDIYATHU VERILLAI MARAI MOORTTHI KANNAA

MANIVANNAA MALAYAPPA GOVINDAA GOVINDAA

THIRAIYIN PIN NIRKINRAAY KANNAA, KANNA

THIRAIYIN PIN NIRKINRAAY KANNAA,

UNNAI MARAI ODUM NYAANIYAR MATTUME PARPAAR

THIRAIYIN PIN NIRKINRAAY KANNAA,

UNNAI MARAI ODUM NYAANIYAR MATTUME PAARPAAR

 ENRAALUM KURAI ONRUM ENAKKILLAI KANNAA

ENRAALUM KURAI ONRUM ENAKKILLAI KANNAA

KUNRIN MEL KALLAAKI NIRKINRA VARADAA

KUNRIN MEL KALLAAKI NIRKINRA VARADAA

KURAI ONRUM ILLAI MARAI MOORTTHI KANNAA

KURAI ONRUM ILLAI MARAI MOORTTHI KANNAA

MANIVANNAA MALAIAPPAA GOVINDAA GOVINDAA

KALI NAALUKKIRANGI KALLILE IRANGI NILAIYAAGA

KOVILIL NIRKINRAAY KESAVAA

KALI NAALUKKIRANGI KALLILE IRANGI NILAIYAAGA

KOVILIL NIRKINRAAY KESAVAA

KURAI ONRUM ILLAI MARAI MOORTTHI KANNAA

YAATHUM MARUKKAATHA MALAIYAPPAA

UN MAARBIL EDUM THARA NIRKUM KARUNA KADAL NNAI

ENRUM IRUNTHIDA EDU KURAI ENAKKU

 ENRUM IRUNTHIDA EDU KURAI ENAKKU

 ONRUM KURAI ILLAI MARAI MOORTTHI KANNAA

MANIVANNAA MALAIAPPAA

GOVINDAA GOVINDAA GOVINDAA GOVINDAA______________________________________________________

The meaning behind the divine lyrics: I have no problem, Oh, Lord, Kanna!

 I do not have anything to say, Kanna!

I have no complaint,

Oh, Govindaa! You are invisible, Oh, kanna!

Yet, I have no problem, Oh, Kanna!

When Lord Venkateswara is ready to give us what we want, why do we desire anything, Oh, Kanna!

Manivanna, malaiappa, Govindaa!

You are standing behind a screen,

Oh Lord! Only those scholars who are well-versed in the Vedas can “see” you.

Yet, I have no problem;

 No problem even if I do not see You.

Oh Lord, You are standing on a hill.

I do not have any problem still.

You have incarnated yourself into a stone-form recognising the necessity during Kali Yuga.

You are permanently here in this Temple.

You do not refuse the request from any of your devotees.

You also have the merciful Goddess Lakshmi residing in Your chest.

So, what deficiency can I have?

 I have no complaint, Kanna, manivanna, malaiappa,

Govindaa, Govindaa!Govindaa, Govindaa! Govindaa, Govindaa! Govindaa, Govindaa!

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10 responses to “Kurai Ondrum Illai

  1. Nithya

    You failed to write a small small kutti ode to Rajaji, the lyricist of this song who weaved beautiful words into one ammmmmmmmazing chant cum prayer cum song :D….
    Kurai ondrum Illai is a wonderful song….Every time I listen to this song, my eyes brim with tears…This song HAS to be sung with sooo much feeling and emotion…Apdi paadatti thats it..Full song kolai only 😛

  2. Ryan.A.Nash

    yea i listen to very little carnatic and i luv this song tho….my mom has this old cassette of MS bak when cassettes were popular u kno :P…she listne sto that and i jump in when i hear this song or some others which i like

  3. Priya Iyer

    nithya and sharan,

    i know, it is a very very very beautiful song…divine! and ms has made it all the more divine with her soulful voice! i dont listen to carnatic all that much…sometimes i do, just on and off…so i don’t have much info about it…i didnt know who wrote this song:-( now i do!:-)

  4. Sathej

    Hello,
    This song was tuned by Shri Kadayanallur Venkatraman, who was a close associate of Shri Semmangudi.Of course,MS Amma made it immortal.And just a mention of the Ragams.Pallavi and Anupallavi are sung in Shivaranjani while Charanam is rendered in Shivaranjani,Kapi and Sindubhairavi.
    Was just curious on seeing the title of the post.
    Sathej

  5. Priya Iyer

    sathej,

    wow! u seem to have all the information! 🙂

    i didnt know all that…i just listen to good songs, dont bother much with the details:-) now, i think i should have complete knowledge:-)

  6. Krishnaveni - From London

    Thank you all… i will have this printed out. Beautiful song, out of this world…

    Happy 2009 to every one.

    krishnaveni

  7. Samyu

    Hi, Wonderful song. Find the notes attached for those who would like to play it or sing it with perfection.
    Song: kurai ondrum

    notes: s r2 g2 p d2 S
    kurai ondrum illai marai moorthi kanna
    g g g g g g g p gpd p pg g

    kurai ondrum illai kanna……………
    r g rs r sd.s sg r grsd.p.

    kurai ondrum illai go..vindha..
    p.d. s r gp grs rd. s s

    Stanza 1:
    kannukkuth theriyamal nirkindrai kanna
    p p p d p p p p p pg dp p

    kannukkuth theriya..mal nindralum enakku
    p p p d S dpg g g g r sg r

    kurai ondrum illai marai moorthi kanna
    g p dpg rs r r d.s d.g r rs s

    Stanza 2:
    vendiyadhai thandhida venkatesan nindrirukka
    gp p p p d d d pg g p p dp d S S

    vendiyadhu ver..illai marai moorthi kan..na
    dS S S S dRS d p g p dSRG R GRSd pg

    mani vanna malai yappa govindha govindha
    r s g g r g p p dpdS S RdS S

    Stanza 3: (s r2 g2 m1 p n2 S)
    thirai yinpin nirkindrai kanna…kanna
    n3 S n p m p gr m p p pnSR

    thirai yinpin nirkindrai kanna.. unnai
    G R n p m p gr m p S n p

    marai vodhum niyaniyar mattumey kaan..bar
    m g3 g3 m p S n p m g3m pnmp pnSR

    thirai yinpin nirkindrai kanna.. unnai
    G R n p m p gr m p S n p

    marai vodhum niyaniyar mattumey kaanbar
    m g3 g3 g3 sg3mn p m g r rmgr sn3.s

    yendralum kurai ondrum enakkillai kanna
    r n3.n3. s s sg r pp g r n3.srgr

    yendralum kurai ondrum enakillai kanna
    mr m m p p p p pn nm p n3 S

    kundrinmel kallagi nirkindra varadha
    n3 S n3SRG G G G R R Sn3 S G R

    kundrinmel kallagi nirkindra varadha
    n3 S RM M G G R R Sn3 S MG R

    kurai ondrum il..lai marai moorthy kanna
    R S np p mgm r r m pnm p n3 S

    kurai ondrum il..lai marai moorthy kan..na (mani vanna)
    n3S G3 M RM G G R S S RSnp mg3 r s g3 g3

    Stanza 4: (s r2 g2 m1 p d1 n2 S)
    eliyaluk kirangi kalliley irangi silaiyaga ko…yilil nirkindrai kesava
    pd S S S S S G S d dd d d d d d mdnS n d p p g p p p

    eliyaluk kirangi kalliley irangi silaiyaga ko…yilil nirkindrai kesava
    pd SRGG G G G R R n SS S n n S S GSn d p p dp g p p p

    kurai ondrum il..lai marai moorthi kanna
    m m m m mgm s s g mg m p p

    yarum marukkadha malai yappa
    pdSS G S d p g p d S nd

    yarum marukkadha malai yappa en vazhvil
    dSRGG G G G G G G G G R R1 S

    yedhum thara nirkkum karunai kadalannai
    Sn n S S S S p n SG S n d p

    endrum irundhida yedhu kurai enakku
    d d pd d d p d m p gp m

    endrum irundhida yedhu kurai enakku
    pmgs gmpd dd d d dS S d p md p

    ondrum kurai illai marai moorthy kanna
    p d S S S S n S nSR S dp p

    ondrum kurai illai marai moorthy kan……na
    G R n S d p g p dS S GSSddppg pp

    mani vanna , malai yappa govindha govindha govindha
    g p d d p d S S G R1 S pdS S G R1 S

    Samyu

    • Manoj

      Hi i was searching notes for this song thank god you have posted here but i need to know lot of songs like this may i know the web site which you took the notes if so send to my mail id . Thank You

  8. NA. MALLAH

    THANK SO MUCH. ME TOO WAITING FOR THIS NOTES FOR LONG TIME.

  9. VK

    Finally I got to notate this and upload this song since there have been lots of requests. Hope this will be of some help.

    Carnatic : http://keylessonline.com/song/devotional/karn/KuraiOndrumIllai.html
    Western : http://keylessonline.com/song/devotional/western/KuraiOndrumIllai.html

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