"I teach elementary general music and have several kindergartners who speak Telugu at home, a dialect from India. I wanted to honor their families by singing a Telugu Christmas Carol. One of our Telugu mothers helped me learn and teach 'Aakasamlo'." -Annelies
Aakasamlo kotha chukka puttindi .
Vintha Vintha kanthulu panchi pettendi.
Prajalandariki manchi vartha thachendi.
Lokarakshakuni janma chati chapendi.
Gnanuluku sarina dari chupindi.
Baludaina easu raju chenta charchindi.
New star born in the sky.
It radiated with wonderful, wonderful sparkles.
Brought good news to people.
Proclaimed the birth of the Savior to the world.
Showed the right way to the wise men.
Brought us to the baby King Jesus.
Thanks and Acknowledgements
Many thanks to Annelies Harmon for sharing this song with us and a musical score!