Alaikadal Lyrics Translation — Ponniyin Selvan (PS 1)


Alaikadal Azham Nilavu Ariyadho, Yelo Yel Yelo
Does the moon not know the ocean’s depth?
Adi Mana Dhagam Vizhil Theriyadho, Yelo Yel Yelo
Will the eyes not reveal the yearning of the heart?

Padha Marum Megam Engo Tholaindhaval Thano
Has that wandering cloud lost its way?
Vanum Neerum Serum Endro Orr Nal Thano
When will the horizon and the ocean meet as one?

Azhiyile Thadam Edhuvum Illa, Yelo Yel Yelo
The waves have no markers
Van Veliyin Meen Oliyil Sella, Yelo Yel Yelo
The light of the stars guides us
Alaikadal Azham Nilavu Ariyadho, Yelo Yel Yelo
Is the moon unaware of the ocean’s depth?

Inbam Thunbam Rendum Idam Porul Marum
Iravugal Pagal Agum Mugil Mazhai Agum Muruvalum Neer Agum
Van Engum Sayadha Senjuriyan
Varadho Oru Malai Nam Boomiyil
Nan Oru Murai Vazhndhida Maru Karai Yerida
Pala Pala Piravigal Kolveno Sollidu
Alaikadal Azham Nilavu Ariyadho, Yelo Yel Yelo
Does the moon not know the depth of the ocean?

Pesadha Mozhi Ondril Kaviyama
Thanaga Uruvana Oviyama
Thai Indri Karuvana Oor Uyira
Adharam Iladha Kaadhala
Kana Idai Velyil Karam Pidipaiyo
Karai Thodum Varaiyil Manam Mudipaya
Orr Parvai Oor Vaku Tharayo

Alaikadal Azham Nilavu Ariyadho, Yelo Yel Yelo
Does the moon not know the depth of the ocean?
Adi Mana Dhagam Vizhil Theriyadho, Yelo Yel Yelo
Will the eyes not reveal the heart’s longing?

Padha Marum Megam Engo Tholaindhaval Thano
Has that stray cloud lost its way?
Vanum Neerum Serum Endro Orr Nal Thano
When will the horizon and the sea merge into one?

Azhiyile Thadam Edhuvum Illa, Yelo Yel Yelo
There are no markers on the waves.
Van Veliyin Meen Oliyil Sella, Yelo Yel Yelo
We are guided by the light of the stars.
Alaikadal Azham Nilavu Ariyadho, Yelo Yel Yelo
Is the moon oblivious to the ocean’s depth?