What Regional Indian Languages Do You Know?

I have been receiving several comments on this blog from visitors asking me for lyrics in languages other than the ones posted here (English, Sanskrit and Kannada). I have replied to many comments saying I have no knowledge at all about other regional Indian languages like Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam. I do have Baraha Software installed, but since I do not know these languages, I am not in a position to translate or post the lyrics in any of these languages. I should also mention that if you have Windows machine, it is around less than 2 minutes to download, install and run Baraha.

So, if you have installed Baraha, and are willing to assist visitors in their quest for lyrics in these languages, let me know. I will send you the Baraha script, and you can translate the same, validate that it is indeed right and post me back the lyrics. I will post the lyrics in all these other languages.

I should mention that it is just two clicks once we have the lyrics written in Baraha software. As you can see in the comments section, this will help many visitors to learn and also recite the songs.

I am sure it will bring some good karma to us for helping interested devotees learn these songs.

Hoping to hear from at least  some of you.

6 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Veda on December 4, 2008 at 12:32 pm

    Hey Meera,

    Sorry about the delay. I have the telugu version of Mahishasura mardhini stotram. I have it as a Baraha file, I couldn’t find your email contact here. If you could please send an email to me, I can reply with the brh file.



  2. Posted by Venkatesh Rao on November 25, 2008 at 11:10 am

    I know quite a few songs(some rare ones).
    I wrote one using baraha in kannada yesterday.
    If meera would reply to my email id, I can send it to you. And many others to come.
    Since I know only kannada and sanskrit, I’m not able to put these songs in other languages.
    But it’ll be there atleast for people who know kannada.


  3. Posted by meeraghu on November 25, 2008 at 9:06 am

    I completely agree with you Hariprasad. That’s the reason I didn’t want to experiment with any other language. I will not be able to validate the script which isn’t good.

    As I mentioned, most people need scripts in languages other than Kannada and Sanskrit. We already have Veda who has volunteered for Telugu. Hope someone with knowledge of Tamil and Malayalam would like to translate as well.


  4. Posted by Hariprasad on November 24, 2008 at 11:52 pm

    Namaskara Meera,

    I had earlier tried experimenting with conversion from a BRH file written for Kannada into Devanagiri. What I observed was that the Devanagiri version was about 90% correct. Some editing and proof-reading is definitely needed. For example, “e” and “E” as used in the Kannada version turn out slightly differently when the output is Devanagiri.

    There may be similar issues with other languages. My guess is that people doing such translation must pay special attention to proof-read the new document thoroughly.

    In addition to the languages mentioned above, I know Tulu but since it doesn’t have a script of its own, it doesn’t count here. I would be happy though to help you translate some of the songs into Devanagiri. Please let me know.

    Regards, Hari


  5. Posted by meeraghu on November 24, 2008 at 6:39 pm

    Hi Veda,
    That is really awesome. Can you translate Mahishasura Mardini Stotra in Telugu. We will start from here and see what response we get.

    Thanks so much again.


  6. Posted by veda sri on November 24, 2008 at 1:40 pm

    I’m a regular visitor to your blog. I would like to contribute in any way I can.
    I know Telugu, hindi, and Kannada (I’m not very fluent but can read and understand most of it ). I’ve also used Baraha in the past. I would more than happy to translate anything from kannada to telugu or hindi.



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