Lord Krishna’s divinity in everything from a crow’s feathers to the branding fire

Sri Krishna Jayanthi is being celebrated today. Vishnu temples in Sri Lanka conduct special poojas to mark the occasion.

The festival Sri Krishna Jayanti is also known as Gokulashtami and Janmashtami.

Sri Krishna is Lord Vishnu’s eighth avatar (incarnation) on earth. He is considered to be the Lord’s most glorious incarnations.

Lord Sri Krishna was born on the ‘Rohini’ natshatram (star) on Ashtami day.

Sri Krishna Jayanti marks the celebration of the birth of Bhagavan Sri Krishna. [from twitter pages Dushiyanthini Kanagasabapathipillai]

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Marking Sri Krishna Jayanti with Nhakavi Subramaniya Bharathiyar’s “Nanthalala” ~ Where the Poet experiences Lord Krishna’s divinity in everything from a crow’s feathers to the branding fire.

Here is a collection featuring ~ 14 compositions, as Vocal and instrumental – out of the scores of musicians who have rendered this song:

Pithukulli Murugadas

Aruna Sayeeram

Bombay Sisters

Bombay Jayshree

K.J. Jesudas ~ I

K.J. Jesudas ~ II

Rajkumar Bharathi

Rajasekharan & Roopa


P. Unnrishnan ~ I

P. Unnikrishnan II

Instrumental ~ Veena: Rajhesh Vaidhya

Instrumental ~ Saxaphone: Kadri Gopalnath

Instrumental ~ Mandolin U. Srinivas

Mahakavi Bharathiyar, in Nallur, Jaffna

Mahakavi Bharathiyar, in Nallur, Jaffna ~ Pic by: Dushiyanthini Kanagasabapathipillai

A translation of the song:

crow feathers therein – nanthalala
thy ebony hue beholds – nanthalala

trees around seeing – nanthalala
thy green glows – nanthalala

sonance heard all – nantahala
thy poesy arias – nanthalala

finger midst aflame – nanthalala
pleasures savor thee – nanthalala

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