Chandamaama Raave - Indian Children's Songs - India - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Intro Image


Author: Taḷḷapāka Annamācārya or Annamayya (1408 – 1503) 


Dr. Gummaraju, who sent in this song, wrote to me the following, "...We belong to a cultural/language group called Telugu which is from south India and although unique, shares a lot with other Indian cultures. It has 75 million speakers and its literature is more than a thousand years old. In the 20th century the Telugu diaspora has spread over the world including many Telugu speakers in the USA, mostly in the medical or information technology fields. Niccolo Conti, a 16th century Italian traveler in India, called it 'Italian of the East' because he noticed that Telugu is the only language other than Italian where every word ends in a vowel! This gives the language an enchanting lilting quality when spoken."

Dr. Gummaraju also writes that 'Come Sweet Moon' is "a very popular song with mothers, sung by moonlight as they feed their babies."



Rhyme's Audio by : Midhun Kumar Allu.
Many thanks to Midhun for singing this song!

Image: Chandra, the Moon (19th century).

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Dr. Srinivas Gummaraju for contributing and translating this lullaby.


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