Kandu njan kannane

(Translation on request for RA)
A song about seeing Kannan (Lord Krishna) from the album Nandagopalam.

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Kandu njan Kannane, kanniraye
Kayaamboo varnane, vinniraye
[I watched Kannan until my eyes were full (of Him)
The one with the color of Kayaamboo flower, across the sky (I saw)]

Kandu njan Kannane, kanniraye
Kandu njan Kannane, kanniraye
Kayaamboo varnane, vinniraye
[I watched Kannan until my eyes were full (of Him)
The one with the color of Kayaamboo flower, across the sky (I saw)]
Guruvayoor ambala nada thurannu
Kannan odi vannu enne pulki ninnu
Guruvayoor ambala nada thurannu
Kannan odi vannu enne pulki ninnu
[(When) the Guruvayoor temple gates opened,
Kannan came running and embraced me]

Kandu njan Kannane, kanniraye
Kayaamboo varnane, vinniraye
[I watched Kannan until my eyes were full (of Him)
The one with the color of Kayaamboo flower, across the sky (I saw)]

Odakuzhal viliyode vannu, Kannan
peeli thirumudi chaarthi ninnu
Odakuzhal viliyode vannu, Kannan
peeli thirumudi chaarthi ninnu
[Playing the flute, came Kannan
with a peacock feather adorned on his hair]
Ambala nadayile ambaadi poonilaa
punchiri kandu mayangi ninnu,
[On the steps of the temple, watching his moonlit
smile, I stayed intoxicated,]
marannu ninnu
[forgeting eveything]

Kandu njan Kannane, kanniraye
Kayaamboo varnane, vinniraye
[I watched Kannan until my eyes were full (of Him)
The one with the color of Kayaamboo flower, across the sky (I saw)]

Vennaney kinnam neetti, Kannan
Manja pattaada enikkum thannu
Vennaney kinnam neetti, Kannan
Manja pattaada enikkum thannu
[Kannan extended the little cup of cream,
and gave me a yellow silk cloth* too]
Mazhavillu pookkunna maarile kausthubha
phrabhayil njan aake mayangi ninnu
[The blossoming rainbow on the precious stone kausthubha, worn on his chest
in that radiance (of the rainbow), I felt faint]
mathimarannu ninnu
[(I felt) all giddy]

Kandu njan Kannane, kanniraye
Kayaamboo varnane, vinniraye
[I watched Kannan until my eyes were full (of Him)
The one with the color of Kayaamboo flower, across the sky (I saw)]
Guruvayoor ambala nada thurannu
Kannan odi vannu enne pulki ninnu
[(When) the Guruvayoor temple gates opened,
Kannan came running and embraced me]
Kandu njan Kannane, kanniraye
Kayaamboo varnane, vinniraye
[I watched Kannan until my eyes were full (of Him)
The one with the color of Kayaamboo flower, across the sky (I saw)]

*Yellow silk cloth is the regular attire of Lord Krisha.

+ Image copyright for the original uploader.

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  1. Radwan Ahmed says:

    Thank you🌹 thank you🌹the ever kindest Thumbi for the pious translation of one of my evergreen devotional songs. I first listened to this song almost in 2015 and today I got the meaning.🌹thank you🙂

    Kandu nyan tr. Thumbinte translation kanniraye…
    🙂

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