Sunday, February 6, 2011

A Tamil Hymn for Candlemas

I am very fond of Indian music, so I was happy to find this lovely Tamil-language devotional song (bhajan) meditating on the Presentation of the Infant Jesus in the Temple of Jerusalem forty days after His birth. In the Temple, a holy man named Simeon recognized the Infant as the Redeemer, blessed the Child, and prophesied that a sword would pierce His mother's soul "so that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed." In some traditions, candles are blessed on this day, hence the name, Candlemas.

Tamil is spoken in the south of India and in Sri Lanka.


1 comment:

  1. sure could use the inspiration..HAVE A SWEET SUNDAY dear friend!!:)