Tamil Thai Valthu (Puducherry)
|English: Invocation to Mother Tamil|
|வாழ்வினில் செம்மையை செய்பவள் நீயே|
Emblem of Puducherry
State song of Puducherry
Vazhvinil Semmaiyai Seibaval Neeye also known as the Tamil Thai Valthu or Thamizh Thaai Vaazhthu (Invocation to Mother Tamil), is the state song of Puducherry Union territory. The song was written by famous poet Bharathidasan.
The song was first sung in various tunes. But in the year 1991, music director L. Krishnan set the music and tune for the song, which at present sung mostly. Generally official functions of the Government of Puducherry start with this song and end with the Indian National Anthem.
- Ramakrishnan, Deepa H. (22 March 2012). "Bharathidasan's gift to Tamil and Pondicherry" – via www.thehindu.com.
- "Uniform tune sought for 'Thamizh Thaai Vaazhthu'". 6 October 2007 – via www.thehindu.com.