Alai - Un Padham
The album 'Alai' by Sounds of Isha, released on Mahashivarathri has been received very well. Here's a look at the lyrics and inspiration behind the sixth song in the album.
Alai: Wave of Bliss is a collection of Tamil songs by Sounds of Isha, released during the Mahashivarathri celebrations this year. The music is available for download online, on a ‘name-your-price’ basis. Please visit www.soundsofisha.org for more information.
Going by popular request, we are providing lyrics along with translations for each of the Alai songs on the blog. Last week’s song was Kanale Kanale. This week, it’s Un Padham.
"Your heart shall know no grief if you place yourself at the feet of the Blissful One" - Sadhguru
Uṉ padham paṇinthēṉ eṉṉaiyē maṟandhēṉ
I bowed down to you and I forgot myself
Uṉ padham paṇinthēṉ eṉṉuḷḷē malarndhēṉ
I bowed down to you and I flowered within
Eṉṉaiyē maṟandhēṉ eṉṉuḷḷē malarndhēṉ
I forgot myself and I flowered within
Uṉ pāarvai oḷiyāaga
Eṉ neñjam agalāaga
Your gaze is the light
My heart is the lamp
Eṉṉuḷḷē oru jōdhi uruvāṉathē
A flame was lit within me
Eṉ mōgapuyal veesa eṉ dhēgam alaipāaya
My desires, like a storm have made me unsteady
Nee thandha oli maṭṭum nilaiyāṉadhē
Only the light that you gave has remained true
Nee thanda pāadhai thāṉ naāṉ selvadhu
I am walking the path that you laid for me
Adhil naāṉ veezhum paḷḷaṅgaḷ naāṉ seydhadhu
Only falling into traps set by me
Nee vandhu kai thandhu nadai pōda sollāmal
Iṉi eṅgu naāṉ selvadhu
Without you giving me your hand,
Where can I go?
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