I have great pleasure to sing this mesmerizing composition by Shri Thyagaraja in the raaga Banduvarali. Thanks to Mrs.Shyamala who asked me to post more karnatic kiruthis in my blog.And I dedicate this song to her.
Song : Siva Siva
Composed and written by : Shri Thyagaraja (View Lyrics)
Performed by : Sowmya
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Meaning of the song according to(TK Govinda Rao’s book)
Mortals ! Why do you not rid yourselves of the trials and tribulations of life by chanting the name of SIVA repeatedly ?
Root out KAMA-lust and other vile infections on the mind, eschew the desire for women and other’s wealth, rid yourself of ignorance and worship Siva with Bilva leaves
Associate with righteous men, regard them as gods and not giving any room to any shyness, worship Siva in the lotus of your heart with abandon and chant the holy name of Siva
Chanting the VEDAs, extol the Lord.
Avoid all fruitless talk and in the company of noble devotees, indulge in chanting the name of the Lord and singing His glory. Knowing that SIVA is the Lord whom this TYAGARAJA bows down to chant, the name of SIVA eternally!