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Thamizh Marriage Songs
[Compiled & Edited by: Srinivasan]
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The songs given hereunder are very famous in the marriages of Hindus in the southern part of India
and are sung at various stages of the marriage. The context when they are to be sung is mentioned
against each song. There are many songs that used to be sung in different households in variations
but in common all the house holds use the following songs only:

kshEmangaL kOri
gaurI kalyANam/sItA kalyANam
nIrADina SrI rAmA
mAlai sAththinAL
manmadhanukku mAlai
dhanthi mukhanukku/lAli lAli/pAlAlE kAl alambhi
rathna Unjalil
kannUnjal ADi
sankari Unjal ADinAL
Anandham Anandham

Besides the above, there are a few more songs that are also heard in some households. Those are:

vajra vaiDUriyaththil/vindhai niRai
ezhiluDaiya rAghavanE

In many households, nowadays, they do not give importance to Nalangu thinking that it is irrelevant
as the boys and girls are sociable and do not need the rituals to give them the electrifying effect of the
senses as in those days. However, some still feel that it is a sort of get together to fill the atmosphere
with happiness. The following songs are commonly heard here:

nalangiDa vArum rAjA
nalangiDukiRAL mInalOchani
nalangiDa vEgamE vArum DArling
cheNDADinArE
bhOjanam cheyya

After the Nalangu is over, both the newly wedded couple is asked to sit side by side and HArathi is
taken. During that time the following is sung:

pavana jana sthuthi pAthra, SrI rAmachandhranukku (or) mangaLam nandhagOpa

You can hear some of these songs at

http://www.musicindiaonline.com/music/carnatic_vocal/s/artist.116/

Let us now proceed with the lyrics, ragams, taLams and the context when the above songs are sung:

01. kshEmangaL kOri - gaurI kalyANam/sItA-LakshmI kalyANam/sObhAnE kOTi manmatha/nIrADina
SrI rAmA

Before beginning any auspicious ritual, it is customary to sing gaurI kalyANam. It is also sung while
taking HArathi or carrying the cosmetics to the bridegroom or the bride. The introductory part
beginning kshEmangaL kOri is sung only at the time of placing a few drops of oil on the head of the
bridegroom/bride by his/her mother before he/she takes oil bath on the day of the marriage, followed
by gaurI kalyANam. Serious Shaivists sing only gaurI kalyANam while serious Vaishavaites sing
"sItA/lakshmI kalyANam". It is also seen that in some households they sing sObhAnE .... kOTi
manmatha at the time of applying oil on the heads of the bridegroom and the bride." Sometimes while
taking HArathi, SrI rAmachandhranukku or pavana jana sthuthi pAthra. For fun sake in some
households they replace the name of "gaurI/siTA/lakshmI/jAnaki" substituting the bride's name and
bridegroom's name in place of "sankaran/srIrAman."
sankarAbharaNam /kuRinji khaNDa chApu

thogaiyaRA

kshEmangaL kOri ---------------------
vinAyakanait thudiththu
sankaranaiyum gaurIyaiyum variththu
srIrAmanaiyum jAnaKiyaiyum variththu
GaurI kalyANam vaibhOgamE (2)
lakshmI kalyANam vaibhOgamE (2)

vasudhEva thava bAlA asura kula kAlA
sasi vadhana rukmiNi satyabhAmA lOlA (2) (GaurI)

koththODu vAzhai maram koNDu vandhu niRuththi
kOppuDaiya pandhalukku mEl KaTTu kaTTi (2) (GaurI)

achchudhamAm pandhalilE uyarndha SimhAsanaththil
umaiyuDanE sankaranAr ullASamAy irundhAr (2) (GaurI) (SItA)

sankarAbharaNam /kuRinji thyAgarAjar khaNDa chApu

sIthA kalyANa vaibhOgamE rAma kalyANa vaibhOgamE (2)

pavanaja sthuthi pAthra pAvana charithra
ravi SOma vara nEthra ramaNIya gAthra (sIthA kalyANa)

bhaktha jana paripAla bharitha sarajAla
bhukthi mukthida lIla bhUdhEva pAla (sIthA kalyANa)

pAmara SurabhIma paripUrNa kAma
shyAma jagadabhi rAma SAkEtha dhAma (sIthA kalyANa)

Sarva lOkAdhAra Samaraika vIra
garva mAnaSa dhUra kanakAgha dhIra (sIthA kalyANa)

nigamAgama vihAra nirupama sarIra
nagadha rAga vidhAra natha lOkAdhAra (sIthA kalyANa)

paramEsanutha gItha bhava jalAdhipOtha
tharaNi kula SanjAta thyAgarAjanutha (sIthA kalyANa)

The following song is sung immediately after GaurI KalyANam on the day of marriage in the morning:

kEdhAram Adhi

srI rAmA jaya jaya SIthammA manOharA
kAruNya jaladhE karuNAnidhE jaya jaya (2)

thillaiyil vanam thanilE rAmar vandha nALaiyilE
rAmarODa sEnaiyellAm rAmaraik koNDADa (srI rAmA)

changu chakram thariththuk koNDu dhanusaikkaiyil piDiththukkoNDu
kOdaNDam thanaip piDiththu rAmar kOlAkalamAy irundhAr
janakarODa manaiyil vandhu sivanuDaiya villai muRiththu
jAnakiyai mAlaiyiTTAr janakar araNmanai thanilE (srI rAmA)

panthuvarALi Adhi

sO ........ bhA .......... nE ..................... sObhAnE

kOTi manmatha rUparukku – SrI gOmathi SamEtharukku
changu chakra nEsarukku – SwAmi sankarEchvararukku
sO ........ bhA .......... nE..................... sObhAnE

girirAja puthrikku – pAr pugazhum Sundharikku
parandhAman Ichvarikku – pratyaksha Sundharikku
sO.... bhA ..... nE …. sO .... bhA..... nE …. sO.... bhA ..... nE
The following song in those days was used to sing while the bridegroom had his oil bath. Nowadays, it
is not in vogue:

SAvEri rUpakam

nIrADina SrI rAmA - niRai karunkuzhal chUzha
chIrAy thaila SnAnam cheyya - chIr migu dhAsaradhE sObhAnE

mELam padineTTum koTTa - mElOr gItam isaikka -
tALAdigaLuDan chEra - sIlamigu SItai thalaikuniya
madhyamakAlam

pappaLa paLapaLavena thailam
parimaLam palavidam vIsiDa
thakiTa thakiTa thaththOmena
thALangaL thalai thanil tIrndiDa -
nIrADina SrI rAmA - niRai karunkuzhal chUzha -
nIrADina SrI rAmA - sObhAnE - sObhAnE - sObhAnE

02. mAlai sAththinAL/manmadhanukku mAlai

During the kAsi yAththirai of the bridegroom his would be father in law stops him and requests him
not to go to kAsi promising his daughter's hand which the former readily agrees and returns. The
bride is brought before him and both exchange the garlands thrice. In those days when both were
very young they were carried by the maternal uncles on their shoulders but nowadays the custom is
still followed and one should watch the predicament of the poor uncles, struggling to carry or hold
the bride and the bridegrooms especially if they are bulky.

nOTe tune (SankarAbharaNam) Ekam

mAlai sAththinAL kOdhai mAlai mAththinAL (2)
mAlaDaindhu madhilarangan mAlaiyavar than mArbilE
maiyalAy thaiyalAL mAmalar karaththinAl pU (mAlai)

rangarAjanai anbar thangaL nEsanai (2)
Asi kURi bhUSurargaL pEsi mikka vAzhththiDa
anbuDan inbamAy ANDAL karaththinAl pU (mAlai)

pUrvikalyANi Adhi

manmadhanukku mAlai iTTAyE aDi mAdhE (2)
janmamadhil Sugiththu sIrADi - nI (manmadhanukku)

manmadhanukku mAlaiyiTTu ---------
mAniDanaikkaip piDiththu (3)
kanaka nOnbu nORRadhaRkOr
kiDaittadhE bhAgyamaDi (manmadhanukku)

senthAzhai ODaiyilE mandhArai pUththadhu pOl
indhiranum chandhiranum Sundharanum ivar thAnaDi (manmadhanukku)

03. dhanti mukhanukku (pAlAlE kAl alambhi) lAli/lAli AdinAL lakshmi

After the exchange of the garlands, the bride and the bridegroom are made to sit on a fine textured
mat spread on a decorated swing side by side. They are given plantain fruit bits with milk by the
mothers of both and a few nearest relatives (ladies) on both sides. The ladies also place a few drops
of milk on their feet and wipe them with their silk saris as if they are washing their feet with milk.
During this time the following song is sung:

sankarAbharaNam /kuRinji Ekam

dhanthi mukhanukku iLaiya kandhanukkum lAli
kandhanukkum lAli kandhanukkum lAli
chathurmaRai mUlanukkum (2)
nEyanukkum lAli

ADippUraththudiththa ANDAL nam kOthai (2)
ANiyarangaruDan Unjal (2)
ADinAL appOdhE -----lAli
pADip pAmAlai thandha paTTar pirAn kOthai (2)
paNiyarangaruDan Unjal (2) ADinAL appOdhE -----lAli

pAlAlE kAlalambhi (2) paTTAlE thuDaiththu (2)
maNiththEngAy kaiyil koDuththu (2)
manjaL nIr suzhaRRi - lAli lAli lAli

In some places the following lAli is sung:

kAnaDA/sankarAbharaNam Adhi

lAli ADinAL lakshmi lAli ADinAL
SrI lakshmi inRu ingu lAli ADinAL (lAli ADinAL)

SrI ranga pathiyilE Adhi sEshan aravaNaiyilE
mandahASa vadhanamODu ranganAthan ranga nAchchi (lAli ADinAL)

vrushabhArthi thiruppathiyil venkaTEsan SahithamAga
abhaya hastha alankAra alamElu mangai ingu (lAli ADinAL)

SrI kAnchi thannilE garuDa vAhanaththilE
varadarAjan SahithamAga perundhEvi thAyAr ingu (lAli ADinAL)

nArAyaNa puraththilE vairamuDi minniDavE
sellap piLLai SahithamAga mangai kalyANi ingu (lAli ADinAL)

thiruvahanti puraththilE Simha vAhanaththilE
dhEvanAthan SahithamAga hEmAmbhuja nAyakiyum (lAli ADinAL)

SrI villipuththUr thannilE periyAzhvAr thirumagaLAy
chUDik koDuththa chuDark koDiyum rangamannAr SahithamAga (lAli ADinAL)

thirukkaDigai thannilE yOga naraSimharODu
amruthavalli thAyArum AnandamAga ingu (lAli ADinAL)

04. knnUnjAL AdI/sankari Unjal/rathna Unjalil/vajra vaiDUriyaththAl/vindhai niRai

After wiping the feet of the couple, the ladies who did that ritual alone take part in the next ritual of
'Pachchaippidi chutrudhal" where rice balls soaked in turmeric powder and vermilion are thrown on all
four directions after encircling over the heads of the couple, to cast away the evil.. The first song
given below is sung at that time. Then the ladies sprinkle water around the couple while carrying a
lamp duly lit and protected from getting extinguished as well as a brass measure. The second and the
third songs are sung at this time. During this time the couple slowly moves the swing with their feet.
Some people replace "uththami" with the name of the bride's mother for fun sake:

Anandhabhairavi Ekam

kannUnjal ADi irundhAL manamagizhndhAL (kannUnjal)
kAnchanamAlai manamagizhndhAL (kannUnjal)

ponnUnjal mEl pUriththu bhUshaNangaL thariththu --------- (ponnUnjal)
IsvaranAriDaththil athi AsaigaL romba vaiththu (kannUnjal)

uththami peRRa kumAri - nithya SarvAlankAri (2)
bhaktargaL pApa SamhAri padhmamukha oyyAri (2) (kannUnjal)

asaindhu chankiliyADa usandhu Urvasi pADa (2)
isaindhu thALangaL pODa mInAkshi priyAL koNDADa (kannUnjal)

Anandhabhairavi khaNDachApu

sankari Unjal ADinAL - angE Saraswathi pandhalil pADinAL
Sakala dhEvarum kUDinAr - angE thangaththAl muDi chUTTinAr

indhrANi amman pAdhaththaiththoTTu ishTamAyp pasumpAliTTAL
pannIrum Gangai jalamum koNarndhu pAdhaththai thoTTalambinAL

muppazhaththuDan pAlum kalandhu bhaktiyAyk kaiyil koDuththAL
paramanum paradhEviyum adhaip pAr magizhndiDap paruginAr
Alaththi uruNDai suRRinAL - angE aindhu dhIpangaL ERRinAL
pachchaippiDigaL chuRRinAL - angE prakAsam pOl dhIpangaL ERRinAL
sankarAbharaNam Adhi

rathna Unjalil ADinAL padmASudhani pADinAL (3)
muththuchcharangaL kulungiDa rathnamAlai asaindhiDa (3) (rathna)

chuRRilum SakhigaL viLangiDa meththavum mathurAmbhikai
chuRRilum thuthigaL ilangiDa mettavum mathurAmbhikai (rathna)

mathimukha mandhahASamAy mannaniDaththil nEsamAy (2)
bhASkaran pugazh prakAsamAy paradEvathai ullASamAy (rathna)

Bhairavi Ekam

rathnamaNi maNDabaththil - nal muththAl alangariththu -
navarathnaththAlizhaiththa - kAlgaL nATTi -
vajra vaiDUriyaththAl palagai sErthu
uchita rathnam pudhaiththa koDungai pUTTi
vajra vaiDUriyaththAl palagai sErthu
gOmEdhaga pushparAga koDungai pUTTi
ugandhu SArangarAjan---- ADIr U ----- njal
kaNTaSaram, makara kaNDi, kAdhu thODu, padhakkam minna
kaNTaSaram, makara kaNDi, padhakkam minna
kAdhu thODu kamalaSaram paLapaLa ena
eNDisaiyum pugazh pAdhaththil silambu konja ----------------
ErvaiyuLLa dhEviyuDanE - ADIrUnjal - ADIrUnjal - ADIrUnjal

vindhai niRai sempavaLa kAlgaL nATTi
viLangumuyar maragadhaththAl koDungai pUTTi
andhamuLLa navarathna Unjal mIdE --------
abhimanyuvuDan vathSalaiyum ADIrUnjal - ADIrUnjal

indhiranum sasiyum oru vaDam thoTTATTa
chandhirasEkaranum umaiyum oru vaDam thoTTATTa
thumbhuruvum nAradharum vINai mITTa
SrI ranganAdharuDan - ADIrUnjal - ADIrUnjal - ADIrUnjal

05. Anandham Anandham/mAngalyam thariththAr/indhak kaDal/ezhiluDaiya rAghavanE

Immediately after the bridegroom ties the tAli around the neck of the bride, everyone is relieved of
the anxiety and there prevails an atmosphere of happiness. For portraying this situation, the first two
songs are sung. The other two songs are also sung in some households and are termed as "ODam".

(Here one thing is to be remembered by one and all. The marriage muhoortham is not for
tying the tAli but for pANigrahaNam i.e., the legal right to hold the bride's hand by
bridegroom after the due manthrams are recited so that he vedically becomes her husband.
Till he completes the ritual of pANigrahaNam none has the right to touch the hand of the
bride or the bridegroom by way of congratulating as it would mean that they become
husbands or wives first before the bride or the bridegroom respectively become so. Hence
please congratulate after the pANigrahaNam is over and not after the tying of tAli.)

maNirangu Adhi

Anandham Anandham AnandhamE (2)
paramAnandham Anandham AnandhamE

SundarEsar maNamagan AnArE - namma
MInAkshi maNamagaL AnALE

SrIrAmanum maNamagan AnArE – namma
jAnaki maNamagaL AnALE

vandhavarkkum pArthavarkkum AnandhamE (2)
SItaikkum rAmanukkum AnandhaME

nAm seyda pUjA palan inRE paliththadhammA (Anandham)
sankarAbharaNam Adhi

mAngalyam thariththAr (2) mangaLamA.......gavE.......
Madhurai MInAmbhikaikku (2) (mAngalyam)

thangakkoDigaL minna thaga thaga nagai minna (2)
dhivyarathnam izhaiththa thirumangalyam kOrththu
dhEvar thirukkaraththAl dhEvi thirukkazhuththil (mAngalyam)

ammi midhiththu avar agni valam vandhAr
ambhujAksharum vandhu azhakAyp poriyum iTTAr (2) (mAngalyam)

aupASanangaL seydhu arundhathi kATTi vandhAr
ashTa rishigaL AsigaL kURi ninRAr (mAngalyam)

punnAgavarALi Adhi

indhak kaDal........thanilE........Saraswathi.........amman kappal..........
rAgamenum........sarakkERRi.........athivEgaththuDan.........varuvadhaippAr

nAgarIgamAnadhoru nATTai alankAram- navarathna kAmbOdhi ganameththappEsa
kAnaDA kAppiyA ennavenRu colvEn? pallavikkugandadoru bhairavi tODi

ullASamAnadhoru kalyANi rAgam, vallamaigaL meththa solla muDiyAdha navarOj
avaikkalankAramuLLa SAvEri rAgam, SAgaramAna SaurAshTram mukhAri
garjikkum mEgam pOl kEdhAragauLam, yArkkum veguvAga varum shaNmukhapriyA
senchuruTTi, gauLibandhu, yamunA kalyANi, aTANA, Arabhi, bhairavi, thODi

nAgaSvarALi, punnAgavarALi, sOgavarALi, subhapanthuvarALi nithrai varum sonnavuDan
nIlAmbariyum, munnAlE solliyabaDi varuvudhaippAr -------- kappal
ElElO ------- SaraSwathi ---------- amman kappal varuvadhaippAr
innum sila apUrva rAgangaL ERRi (kappal varuvadhaippAr)

punnAgavarALi
khaNDachApu
ezhiluDaiya ................... rAghavanE ..........................

(madhyamakAlam)

dasarathar maganAga vandhavarE SwAmi
thATakai thannuyirai konRumE vandhu

akalikaikku sApa vimOchanamum thandhu
anbuDanE janakaradhu araNmanaikku vandhu

kuvalayaththOrgaLum koNDADi niRka
kURiyE kOdaNDa rAmanEyenRu

parivAramuDan villai vaLaiththathumE vandhu
pAvai jAnakiyuDanE pakkaththil ninRu

jayajayavenRumE mELangaL koTTa
srI rAmar jAnakiyaik kalyANam seydAr
E .... lE .... lO ..........................rA .... ma jayam .......

06. nalangiDa vArum rAjA/nalangiDugiRAL mInAkshi/nalangiDa vEgamE vArum dArling/cheNDADinArE
/pandhADinAr /bhOjanam cheyya/Sambandhi sAppiDavE/mAppiLLai samartharaDi

The following songs are sung during nalangu, a ritual, ignored nowadays, is prescribed to enable the
newly wed couple to shed their reservation and come closer, physically, mentally and feel free. The
songs may be irrelevant in the modern world but they give a lot of thrill and enjoyment and keep the
atmosphere lively. The first one is sung by the bride to invite the bridegroom for the ritual.

mAND
rUpakam
nalangiDa vArum rAjA nANayamuLLa dhuraiyE (2)
muththizhaiththa pandhalilE rahtna jOpu mATTirukku
vandha janam kAththirukku vArumaiyA nalangiDavE

paTTu jamakkALam medhdhai pandhalilE virichchirukku (2)
nAluvidhavAdhyangaLum nAgarigamAy olikka (2) (nalangiDa)
endha Uru endha dhEsam engirundhu ingu vandhIr? (2)
mOhanapuram thanilE mOhiniyaikkANa vandhIr (2) (nalangiDa)

nAdha nAmakriyai/khamAs rUpakam

nalangiDugiRAL MInalOcani - nAdharuDan vandhu kUDa (2) (nalangiDugiRAL)

nAradharum nalla, gAnangaLaip pADa - nAnAvidha tALangaL pODa (2) (nalangiDugiRAL)

swarNa thAmbALaththai jOthiyAL eDuththu – SundarEsar kaiyil koDuththu (2)
bUpathi pAdaththil vizhundhu, pushpamAlaigaLai anbuDan chAththi (2) (nalangiDugiRAL)

swarNa pannIr chombai jOthiyAL eDuththAL – SundarEsar mElE theLiththAL (2) (nalangiDugiRAL)
vASanai gandham parimaLam pUsinAL – vaNangi chAmaram vIsinAL (2) (nalangiDugiRAL)

In this song some sing the following extra stanzas also:

nIlavarNa dhivya manjaLai eDuththu – niththiyAnandharaikkuRiththu (2)
pUriththu bUpathi pAdaththilE iTTAL – pushpahAram mAril pOTTAL (2) (nalangiDugiRAL)

viSthAramAy nINDa neRRiyaith thoTTAL – kaSthUri thilakangaL iTTAL (2)
malligaiyaich chelli kaiyAlE eDuththAL – mahAdEvar vENiyilE muDiththAL (2) (nalangiDugiRAL)

thangath thAmbALam thagathagenReDuththAL – thAmbUlangaLuDan koDuththAL (2)
munnAlE nanRAgap padhyam paDiththAL – MInAkshi priyAL manadhai
SadA piDittAL (2) (nalangiDugiRAL)

Note tune (sankarAbharaNam) Adhi

nalangiDa vEgamE vArum DArling - nAga rIgamuLLa en dhuraiyE
vegu nALAga ummaippaRRi en – phraNDSugaLiDam cholli irundhEn

ellOrum kUDik kanSalT cheydu – nammuDaiya mErIjai muDiththu viTTOm
TavunilE mADi vIDu vAnga vENDum – engum elakTrik laiT pODa vENDum

apTuDET phEshanAy irukka vENDum - eppOdum inglIshil pEsa vENDum
(IrOppiyan phEshanAy irukka vENDum - eppOdum ingilIshil pEsa vENDum)
Ivningil mOTTAril ERikkoNDu nAmum – bIchchukkup pOgavENDum

Arya bhavanam chella vENDum angE - SpeshalAga Tibanum koLLa vENDum
Yuvar phAdhar madhar nammaip pArththu viTTu – onRum chollAmal irukka vENDum

ennuDaiya aiDiyA cholliviTTEn – thagunda arEnjmenTu cheyya vENDum
nAzhigai AyiDuttu pAdham thArum ini - mai Diyar prANa nAtharE

kEdhAragauLai Adhi

CheNDADinArE (2) - ciRRiDai mangaiyar cuRRi vara (cheNDADinArE)
koNDADichchilar kaNDADiDa uyar kunjariyum
guhanum sariyAy malar (cheNDADinArE) (2)

miNDAy ezhundha (2) vIramigundhiDum sUranum nam (miNDAy)
thiNDADiya uyir uNDADiya pugazh venRODi
Surar koNDADa (miNDAy) - malar (cheNDADinArE)

vaLaigaL kalakalena (2) malaraDi nUpuram chalachalena (vaLaigaL)
iLamathi nudhalin vaLamigu thilakam thaLathaLena
kuzhai paLapaLena (vaLaigaL) - (cheNDADinArE)
malar cheNDADinArE - sariyAy cheNDADinArE

Some sing this song also:

ChenjuruTTi rUpakam

pandhADinAr parama Sundharar - pANDiya rAjan peNNODE (2)
paTTaNaththOr karam koTTic chirikka - padhineTTu vAdhyam aDikka (2)
pAngiyar gIthangaL pADiththudhikka padineTTu vAdhyangaL muzanga (pUppandhADinAr)

ChandhirasEkarar chindai pUriththu - chendhAmarai malarai eDuththu (2)
Ongi umaiyavaL nErAga aDiththAr - thAngi thaDAthakai piDiththAr (2) (pUppandhADinAr)
pakkaththil thOzhar parihASam cheyya - bhavAni pUppandhai viTTeRiya (2)
neRRigaL vErthu nilaththilE choriya - muththAram mAril padhiya (2) (pUppandhADinAr)

paththu viralgaLilum muththirai mOthiram - chuRRi engum kAnthi jolikka (2)
pathniyODavar rathnap pandhalil bhakthar magizhndhu pUrikka (2) (pUppandhADinAr)

veTkaththuDan vEdhavalliyaic chokkarum - chaRRE kaDaikkaNNAl kaNDu (2)
vAchchudhu MInAkshi priyAL namakkenRu – pUchcheNDu iru kaiyil koNDu (2) (pUppandhADinAr)

nAdha nAmakriyai misrachApu

bhOjanam cheyya vArungaL (2) – rAja (bhOjanam) (2)
MInAkshi SundarEsar kalyANa maNDabaththil (bhOjanam)

chithramAna – nava chithramAna kalyANa maNDabaththil – vidha vidhamAgavE vAzhaigaL kaTTi –
veTTivEr kozhundhu thOraNangaLum – nATTiya kUDamum pavazha Stambhamum – pachchai
maragadaththAl dhaLa varisaigaLum – muththu muththAgavE nuni vAzhai ilaigaLum – pasum ponnAl
seydha panchapAtrangaLum – pannIr jalaththuDan udhdharaNiyumE – muththu muththAgavE munnE
theLikka (bhOjanam)

mummUrthi Sakala dhEvargaLum kUDa – annai pArvathi, Adhi parAsakthi, arundathi – indhrANi,
akalyA, kausalyA, draupathi - SIthA, thArA, maNDOdhari, indhiran dhEvi – rambai, thilOththamai,
gandharva paththinigaL – kinnara dhEvigaL, ashTa dikbAlakargaL – bhAryALgaLuDanE, Saptha
mahAmunigaL – rishi pathnigaLum pandhaDiththARpOl paTTugaL kaTTi – gejjai meTTigaL galgalena
pasumpon thUkkilE – pAyaSangaL eDuththup parindhu, parindhu - parimARiDa vandhAr (bhOjanam)

mAngAyil pachchaDi, thEngAyppU kOsumali, veLLarikkAy kichchaDi, vidha vidhamAgavE vaththal,
appaLam, pAnguLLa kUTTu, DAngar pachchaDi, pAvakkAy pisaRal, kaththarikkAy thuvaTTal,
vAzhaikkAy vaRuval, vAzhaippU thuruval, uNbadhaRku SukamAna chambA arisiyena, modhdhap
paruppum, puththurukku neyyum (bhOjanam)

porichcha kuzhambu, pUsaNikkAy sAmbAr, veNDaikkAy mOrkkaRi, vengAya sAmbAr, vAykku miga
ruchikkum miLagu jIrA raSam, madhuramAy irukkum maiSUr raSamum, paruppugaL chErtha pannIr
raSamum, vENDuvOrkkellAm vEppampU raSamum, kuDikka miga ruchikkum goTTu rasamum, SUriya
udhayam pOl sIRum appaLam, sukra udhayam pOl javvarisi karuvaDAm, akkAravaDisal, charkkaraip
pongal, Sojji vaDaiyuDan, nalleNNai vaDaiyum, thayir vaDaiyuDan, pAl pOLigaLum, anAraSam,
adhiraSam, padirpENiyuDan, kaiyilaDangA jilEbi, laDDu, muththu muththAy irukkum mundhiri lADu,
ramyamAy irukkum ravA lADu, bEshAy irukkum bESan lADu, maiSUr pAguDan barH2 piyum chErthu
(bhOjanam)

pusi kani vargangaL, pachchai nADAn pazham, thEn kadhali pazham, chevvAzhaip pazhamum,
nEndhirampazhaththuDan, mAmpazha dhinusugaL, palAppazhaththuDan, annAsippazhamum, ADai
parimaLikkum ADaiththayir veNNai, pAngAgac chErtha bagALA bhAth, pala dhinusAna
chitrAnnangaLum, ranjitamAgiya inji URukAy, veDukkena kaDikka mAvaDu URukAy pandhiyil
parimARinAr mInAkshi SundarEsar kalyANa maNDapattil pArthup parimARinAr

{Another Version MaRRoru vagai

nAdha nAmakriyai misrachApu

bhOjanam cheyya vArungaL (2) – rAja (bhOjanam) (2)
MInAkshi SundarEsar kalyANa maNDabaththil (bhOjanam)

navachithramAnadhOr kalyANa maNDabaththil – vAzhai maraththuDan veTTivEr kozhundhu
mAvilaiththOraNam pavazhasthambham nATTiyakkUDam pachchai maragatham padhiththa
suvargaLum pasumpon tharaiyil palavarNa poDiyinAl padhiththa kOlaththil naTTa naDuvE kuththu
viLakkERRi thUNkaL thORum thUNDA viLakkum, chuRRilum dhIpangaL maNigaLum asaiya
pandhipandhiyAy pAyai viriththu uthdaraNiyuDan jalapAthrangaLum thalai vAzhai ilai pOTTu
thappAmal iDam paNNi (bOjanam)

mummUrtigaLuDan munivargaL dhEvargaL yaksha kinnarar gandharvargaLum ashTa dhik bAlargaL
chUzha andhaNargaLum mun pandhiyilE aNiaNiyAga avaravar iDaththil azhakAy irundhAr akalyai,
draupathi, SIthai, thArai, maNDOdhariyuDan pandaDiththARpOl paTTukaL kaTTi gejjai meTTigaL
kilukilungavE muththirai mOdhiram viralil koNDu pasumpon thUkkil pAyasaththai eDuththup pArthu
pArthu parimARavE vandhAr (bOjanam)

mAngAyil pachchaDi, thEngAyppU kOsumali, miRangikkAy kichchaDi, paRangikkAY pachchaDi vidha
vidhamAgavE vaththal, appaLam, pAnguLLa kUTTu, DAngar paruppODu, silAhiththa kaRiyum,
palAppinjukkaRiyumpAvakkAy kasakkal, kaththarikkAy thuvaTTal, vAzhaikkAy vaRuval, vAzhaippU
thuruval, uNbadhaRku SukamAna chambA arisiyena,modhdhapparuppum, puththurukku neyyum
(bhOjanam)
porichcha kuzhambu, pUsaNikkAy sAmbAr, veNDaikkAy mOrkkaRi, vengAya sAmbAr, vAykku miga
ruchikkum miLagu jIrA raSam, madhuramAy irukkum maiSUr raSamum, paruppugaL chErtha pannIr
raSamum, vENDuvOrkkellAm vEppampU raSamum, kuDikka miga ruchikkum goTTu rasamum, SUriya
udhayam pOl sIRum appaLam, sukra udhayam pOl javvarisi karuvaDAm, akkAravaDisal, charkkaraip
pongal, ennenna suNDal, vagaiyAna vaDai, maSAlA vaDai, vengAya vaDai, Sojji vaDaiyuDan,
nalleNNai vaDai, thayir vaDaiyuDan, pAl pOLigaLum, anAraSam, adhiraSam, padirpENiyuDan, SEmiyA
AlubAth,jilEbi, laDDu, muththu muththAy irukkum mundhiri lADu, ramyamAy irukkum ravA lADu,
bEshAy irukkum bESan lADu, GuNDu GuNDAy irukkum GunjA lADu, paLa paLavena irukkum
payaththam MA lADu, maiSUr pAguDan barH2 piyum chErthu (bhOjanam)

pusi kani vargangaL, pachchai nADAn pazham, thEn kadhalip pazham, chevvAzhaip pazham,
nEndhirampazhaththuDan, mAmpazha dhinusugaL, palAppazhaththuDan, vADai parimaLikkum
ADaiththayir veNNai, pAngAgac chErtha bagALA bhAth, pala dhinusAna chitrAnnangaLum,
ranjitamAgiya inji URukAy, veDukkena kaDikka mAvaDu URukAy AvakkAy URukAy, vEppilai kaTTi,
kottamalli caTni, miLakAyppoDiyuDan miLakAyp pachchaDi pandhiyil parimARinAr mInAkshi
SundarEsar kalyANa maNDapattil pArthup parimARinAr

In those days during Nalangu or when Sambandis were honoured, jovially each Sambandi was pulling
the leg of the other Sambandi through some songs. Similarly, the bridegroom and the bride were also
mocked at through special songs. No offence was meant. Nowadays, these are not followed as the
parties get offended. Two such songs are Sambandi sAppiDavE mATTAL and mAppiLLai samartharaDi
which are given below. Mambalam sisters have rendered the first one beautifully that can be
downloaded from http://www.sangeethapriya.org while Bombay sisters have rendered the other.

SrI Ekam

Sambandhi sAppiDavE mATTAL - engaL (Sambandhi)
vegu SankOjakkAri engaL (Sambandhi)

iDDiliyil iru nURu, jAngiriyil munnURu
maiSUr pAgil nAnURu, thayir vaDaiyil ai nURu (Sambandhi)(2)

puLiyOdharaiyum, veNpongalum, kArAchEvum, kaimuRukkum
thiraTTuppAlum, thEnkuzhalum vidha vidhamAgavE orukai pArppAL (Sambandhi) (2)

kulaikulaiyAga vAzhaippazhamum, kUDai kUDaiyAga thirATchaippazhamum,
Dajan DajanAga AppiL pazhamum, thaTTu thaTTAga Aranjuppazhamum,
pOdAkkuRaikkup palAppazhangaLum thinnu thinnut thIrppAL alukkavE mATTAL (Sambandhi)(2)

amerikkap bAdhAm, arEbiya pErIchchai, indiya mundhiri, IrAkkin piSthA,
kAshmIr akrUTTu, ularndha thirATchai, kungumappU pOTTa kaRkaNDu pAlai
kuDam kuDamAgak kuDiththE thIrppAL, thinnAlum koNDAlum thirupthiyillAdha (Sambandhi)(2)

vaRuval sIvalum, vAsanaippAkkum, kauLi kauLiyAy kumbhakONam veRRilaiyum,
jAdikkAy, ElakkAy, kaththaikkAmbum, puTTi puTTiyAgavE gOli SODAvum (Sambandhi) (2)

vegu SankOjakkAri engaL Sambandhi ------- engaL Sambandi ...... AmA Sambandhi sAppiDavE
mATTAL engaL Sambandi sAppiDavE mATTAL

kamAs rUpakam

mAppiLLai samartharaDi sAppiDuvadhil (2)
kAppu kaDukkan viRRu kAppi vAngikkuDippAr (mAppiLLai)

cheTTikkaDaiyil vandhu vaDDikkukkaDan vAngi
iDli vaDai vAngi iraNDu thaDavai uNbAr (mAppiLLai)

peTTi nagai eDuththu pOnavilaikku viRRu
paTTaNam poDi vAngi maTTai maTTaiyAyp pODum (mAppiLLai)

thOTTam thuravu vaiththu ITTukkuk kaDan vAngi
kUTTALiyuDan kUDi chITTADit thORpadhil (mAppiLLai)
07. SrI rAma chandranukku/MangaLam nandhagOpa

The songs that follow the HArati at the conclusion of the Nalangu ritual are as follows:

rAgamAlikai aruNAcalakkavirAyar Adhi

madhyamAvathi

srI rAma chandranukku jaya mangaLam nalla
dhivyamukha chandranukku subha mangaLam
mArAbhi rAmanukku Manu parandhAmanukku (2)
IrARu nAmanukku ravikula SOmanukku (srI rAma)

SahAnA

koNDal maNivaNNanukku kaNNanukku mangaLam
kOsalai kumAranukku vIranukku mangaLam
puNDarIgath thALanukku bhUchakra ALanukkuth
thaN thuLuvath thOLanukku jAnaki maNALanukku (srI rAma)

SaurAshTram

kOvai maNi mArbanukku kOmaLanukku mangaLam
kOdhaNDa kaiyanukku meyyanukku mangaLam
thAvuguNa sIlanukku SathyavilASanukku
mUvAnu kUlanukku dhasaradhan bAlanukku (srI rAma)

SuraTi

bagiraNDa nAdhanukku vEdhanukku mangaLam
bharathanuLa anbanukku munbanukku mangaLam
Sakala ullASanukku tharumandahASanukku
akilavilASanukku ayOdyAvASanukku (srI rAma)

SuraTi Adhi

MangaLam MangaLam MangaLam
nandhagOpa kumArarukku navanIta chOrarukku (2)
Sundara avathArarukku dhwArakApuri vASarukku (nandhagOpa)
Santhatham mangaLam mangaLam
SrI KrushNarukku isaindhadhE mangaLam mangaLam