BHARATHI BIRTH DAY IS TODAY

Mahakavi Subramaniya Bharathi one of the three of my mentors from his heavenly abode was born on this day in 1882. Here is a tribute paid by Barathi’s ardent admirer BARATHI DHASAN under the title BARATHI ULLAM – Barathi’s Heart!

His original in Tamil and my translation in English form today’s Envius Thoughts.
IN TAMIL

பாரதி உள்ளம்

சாதி ஒழித்திடல் நன்று –நல்ல
தமிழ் வளர்த்தல்மற் றொன்று
பாரதியை நாடு மறந்தால்-மற்றப்
பாதி துலங்குவதில்லை.

சாதிப் பிணிப்பற்ற தோளே –நல்ல
தண்டமிழ் வாளினைத் தூக்கும்!

பன்னும் நம் பாரதியாரின் –நல்ல
பச்சை அன் புள்ளத்தி னின்று
நன்று பிறந்த இப் பேச்சு – நம்
நற்றமிழர்க் கெழில் மூச்சு!
செந்தமிழ் நாட்டினிற் பற்றும் – அதன்
சீருக்கு நல்ல தோர் தொண்டும்
நிந்தை இலாதவை அன்றோ! –எந்த
நேரமும் பாரதி நெஞ்சம்
கந்தையை எண்ணுவதில்லை – கையிற்
காசை நினைப்பதும் இல்லை.
செந்தமிழ் வாழிய! வாழி – நல்ல
செந்தமிழ் நாடென்று வாழ்ந்தார்.

IN English:
Barathi’s Heart
Good to get rid of castes –Good
To develop Tamil is the next.
If Barathi is forgotten –remaining
Half cannot prosper!

Shoulder sans the bondage of castes – heavy
Armoury can shoulder!
Caring our Barathi’s – sweet
Speech was born from his loving heart- our
Sound breathes of dear Tamils!

Love for our dear Tamil Land- for
Its prosperity our service
Blemishless indeed are they!- At
No time Barathi’s heart
Thought of his rags –nor
Cared about his hands empty of money.
“Long live great Tamil!! Live – great
Tamil land” –so he lived his life!

One thought on “BHARATHI BIRTH DAY IS TODAY

  1. VERY GOOD MORNING SIR !

    YESTERDAY WHEN I WAS WATCHING “DD POTHIGAI” THERE WAS A PROGRAMME “BHARATHIAR THIRUVIZHA” PRESIDED OVER BY OUR VICE PRESIDENT OF INDIA “VENGAIAH NAIDU”. EX CBI DIRECTOR KARTHIKEYAN WAS FELICITATED. SIR, I THOUGHT ABOUT YOU AT THAT TIME. YOU ARE VERY FOND OF BHARATHIAR’S POEMS AND YOUR TRANSLATIONS IN A BEAUTIFUL WAY SERVE OUR SOCIETY. YOU DESERVE TO BE HIGHLY PRAISED AND HIGHLY HONORED.

    TWO IMPORTANT AND GREAT MEMORIES OF BHARATHIAR:

    1) TO RAISE THE NATION ABOVE CASTE
    2) TO SPREAD THE HIGHLY TASTY TAMIL LANGUAGE.

    THERE IS A SPECIAL EMPHASIS IN BHARATHIDASAN’S ” BHARATHIAR ULLAM” TO REMEMBER BHARATHIAR AT ALL TIMES. IF WE DO NOT REMEMBER HIM, LIFE IS A WASTE.

    GREAT BHARATHIAR WAS NOT WORRIED ABOUT HIS DRESS . HE WAS NOT WORRIED ABOUT NOT HAVING MONEY IN HIS POCKET. THESE ASPECTS DID NOT BOTHER HIM FOR SERVING OUR GREAT NATION.

    A GREAT THOUGHT TODAY SIR.

    THANKS ,

    G.VASU

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