Appanukkum Ammaikkum Mangalam


Although the original text has each line ending in "mangalam," the traditional practice is to end each line with "mangalam jeya mangalam"

  • Genre: natchintanai Deity: Siva
  • Artists: Brahmanathaswami
  • Original Script

    அப்பனுக்கும் அம்மைக்கும் மங்களம்

    அப்பனுக்கும் அம்மைக்கும் மங்களம்
    அத்துவித வஸ்துவுக்கு மங்களம்
    ஒப்பில்குரு நாதனுக்கு மங்களம்
    உத்தம பத்தருக்கு மங்களம்

    முப்பொழுதுந் தொழுவார்க்கு மங்களம்
    மூவாசை வென்றவர்க்கு மங்களம்
    முப்பத்து முக்கோடி தேவர்க்கும் மங்களம்
    முனிவர்க்கும் இருடிகட்கும் மங்களம்

    தன்னைத்தன்னா லறிந்தவர்க்கு மங்களம்
    ஐயமிட் டுண்பவர்க்கு மங்களம்
    ஐயமில்லாச் சாதுக்கட்கு மங்களம்
    ஆதியந்த மில்லாத ஆன்மாவுக்கு மங்களம்

    சீகாழித் தேவருக்கு மங்களம்
    திருநாவுக் கரசருக்கு மங்களம்
    சீர்பெருகு சுந்தர்க்கு மங்களம்
    திவ்விய மாணிக்கர்க்கு மங்களம்

    எங்குந்தங்கும் உயிர்களுக்கு மங்களம்
    மங்களம் ஜெய மங்களம்
    மங்களம் ஜெய மங்களம்

    |Appanukkum Ammaikkum Mangalam
    appanukkum ammaikkum mangalam mangalam
    atthuvitha vasthuvukku mangalam mangalam
    oppil gurunaathanukku mangalam mangalam
    utthama pattharukku mangalam mangalam
    muppol.uthun thol.uvaarkku mangalam jeya mangalam
    moovaasai vendravarkku mangalam mangalam
    muppatthu mukkohdi theyvarkkum mangalam mangalam
    munivarkkum irudigadkum mangalam mangalam
    thannaitthannaal arinthavarkku mangalam mangalam
    aiyamittunbavarkku mangalam mangalam
    aiyamillaa saathukkadku mangalam mangalam
    aathiyantham illaatha aanmaavukku mangalam
    seegaal.i theyvarukku mangalam mangalam
    thirunaavukkarasarukku mangalam mangalam
    seerperugu suntharkku mangalam mangalam
    thivviya maanikkarkku mangalam mangalam
    engun thangum uyirkalukku mangalam mangalam
    mangalam jeya mangalam
    mangalam jeya mangalam
    mangalam jeya mangalam

    Transliteration

    appanukkum ammaikkum mangalam
    atthuvitha vasthuvukku mangalam
    oppil gurunaathanukku mangalam
    utthama pattharukku mangalam

    muppol.uthun thol.uvaarkku mangalam
    moovaasai vendravarkku mangalam
    muppatthu mukkohdi theyvarkkum mangalam
    munivarkkum irudigadkum mangalam

    thannaitthannaal arinthavarkku mangalam
    aiyamittunbavarkku mangalam
    aiyamillaa saathukkadku mangalam
    aathiyantham illaatha aanmaavukku mangalam

    seegaal.i theyvarukku mangalam
    thirunaavukkarasarukku mangalam
    seerperugu suntharkku mangalam
    thivviya maanikkarkku mangalam

    engun thangum uyirkalukku mangalam
    mangalam jeya mangalam
    mangalam jeya mangalam

    Translation

    Glory to Father and Mother!

    to Father and - to Mother also - glory
    Non-dual - to matter - glory
    incomparable - to gurunathan - glory
    sincere - to devotee - glory

    thrice daily - to worshippers - glory
    three desires - to those who conquer - glory
    thirty - three million - to devas also - glory
    to sages and -to rishis also - glory

    Self by themselves - to those who know - glory
    to those who put charity before themsleves - glory
    doubtless - to sadhus - glory
    beginning ending - without - to the soul - glory

    From Sirkali - to the divine one of (1) - glory
    to Thirunavukkarasar - glory
    increasingly wealthy - to Sundarar - glory
    divine - to Manickar - glory

    everywhere staying - to beings - glory
    glory - victory - glory
    glory - victory - glory

    Footnotes:
    (1) Refers to Thirugnanasambandar


    * Model for Study: A major impediment to the spread of Natchintanai has been the diversity of melodies used for any given song. Hindu music is very creative and professionally trained Carnatic singers have a great deal of freedom for improvisation, much like modern western jazz musicians. But this leaves the average lay person with a big problem as well as teachers of groups or children when they come to learn the song. "How should we sing it? What is the tune?" To facilitate the dissemination of Yogaswami's songs the Swamis at Kauai Aadheenam have selected standardized tunes. Wherever possible we have tried to source these melodies from the Sri Lankan Jaffna community itself. Sometimes a complicated carnatic melody by a professional Jaffna Tamil singer has been simplified. (Gamakams are reduced for children) In cases where melodies are not known or are "boring" from a modern youth angle, we have adopted a more rhythmic, upbeat melody. We have to give credit to the Tiruvadi Niliyam (Jaffna Sai Baba devotees) who have sponsored some recordings by the All Ceylon Radio Singers for leading the way in this regard. These are good examples of Yogaswami's songs sung in a pleasing style. It is well known that Yogaswami himself did on occasion tell his devotees to sing such-and-such a Natchintanai song according to the melody of a song sung by one of the current popular devotional singers of his day. The melodies for many Natchintanai have yet to be selected for groups and children. If you would care to suggest some tunes we would very much appreciate your suggestions. Please email [email protected]

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