April 29th-BARATHY DASAN BIRTH DAY

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Bharathy Dasan as name suggests a devotee of Mahakavi Bharathiyar!

Was born on this day Twenty Ninth of April Eighteen Ninety One and lived up to

Twenty First April Nineteen Sixty four. Kanagasabai Subburathnam was his original name.

A twentieth century Thamizh poet and writer rationalist whose literary works

Handled mostly socio-political issues. He was deeply influenced by the

Thamizh poet Subramania Bharathi and named himself as Bharathidhasan.

 His writings served as a catalyst for the growth of a movement dear to many.

 In addition to poetry, his views found expression in other forms such as

Plays, film scripts, short stories and essays. The Government of Puducherry union territory

Adopted the song of Invocation to Mother Tamil, written by Bharathidasan

As the state song of Puducherry.(Tamil Thai Vazthu (Puducherry))

Sahithya Academy Award he won in Nineteen Sixty Nine.

Vazhvinil Semmaiyai Seibaval Neeye, also known as the Tamil Thai Valthu or Thamizh Thaai Vaazhthu (Invocation to Mother Tamil), is the state song of the Indian union territory of Puducherry. The song was written by  Bharathidasan.

Lyrics

TamilTransliteration
வாழ்வினில் செம்மையைச் செய்பவள் நீயேமாண்புகள் நீயே என் தமிழ்த் தாயேவீழ்வாரை வீழாது காப்பவள் நீயே!வீரனின் வீரமும், வெற்றியும் நீயே!தாழ்த்திடு நிலையினில் உனைவிடுப் பேனோதமிழன் எந்நாளும் தலைகுனி வேனோசூழ்ந்தின்பம் நல்கிடும் பைந்தமிழ் அன்னாய்தோன்றுடல் நின்உயிர் நான்மறப் பேனோ?செந்தமிழே உயிரே நறுந் தேனேசெயலினை மூச்சினை உனக்களித் தேனேநைந்தா யெனில்நைந்து போகுமென் வாழ்வுநன்னிலை உனக்கெனில் எனக்குந் தானே!முந்திய நாளினில் அறிவும் இலாதுமொய்த்தநன் மனிதராம் புதுப்புனல் மீதுசெந்தாமரைக் காடு பூத்தது போலேசெழித்தஎன் தமிழே ஒளியே வாழி!செழித்தஎன் தமிழே ஒளியே வாழி!செழித்தஎன் தமிழே ஒளியே வாழி!Vāzhviṉil cem’maiyai ceypavaL nīyēmāNpukaL nīyē eṉ THAMIZ thāyē veezhvāarai vīzhāadhu kāappavaL neeyē!Veeraṉiṉ veeramum, vetṟiyum neeyē!Thāzhththidu nilaiyiṉil uṉaividup paēṉō thamizhaṉ ennāLum thalaikuṉi vēṉō sūzhndhiṉbam nalkidum painthamizh aṉṉāy thoṉṟudal niṉnuyir nāṉmaṟap pēṉō? Senthamizhē uyirē naṟun thēṉē seyaliṉai mūchchiṉai uṉakkaLith thēṉē naindha yeṉilnaindhu pōkumeṉ vāzhvu naṉṉilai uṉakkeṉil eṉakkun thāṉē! Mundhiya nāLiṉil aṟivum ilādhu moyththanaṉ maṉidharām pudhuppuṉal meedhu senthāmaraik kādu pooththadhu pōlē sezhiiththa’eṉ thamizhē oLiyē vāazhi! Sezhiththa’eṉ Thamizhē oLiyē vāzhi! Sezhiththa’eṉ Thamizhe oLyē vaāzhi!

SIGNATURE OF BARATHY DHASAN

One thought on “April 29th-BARATHY DASAN BIRTH DAY

  1. A nice post on the great poet!

    A social reformer too – his poems standing testimony to it…

    The State song of Puducherry in Tamil shared here reveals Bharathidasan’s love for the lovely language!

    A pride of Tamil poets!

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