kaalaharaNa - Click to listen (Hyderabad Brothers)!
raagam: sudda saavEri
29 dheera shankaraabharaNam janya
Aa: S R2 M1 P D2 S
Av: S D2 P M1 R2 S
kAlaharaNa mElarA harE sItArAma
kAlaharaNa mEla suguNa jAla karuNAlavAla
cuTTi cuTTi pakSulella ceTTu vedaku rIti bhuvini puTTulEka nE n padamula
baTTu konna nannu brOva
poDavuna entADukonna bhUmini tyAgambu rIti kaDu vElpula nIvugAka evaru
dina dinamu tirigi tirigi dikkulEka sharanu jocci tanuvu dhanamu nIdEyaNTi
tyAgarAja vinuta rAma
iSTa daivamA manObhISTa mIyalEka inka kastamA tyAgarAju kAmitArtha phala
O SIta RAma! Why this undue delay to protect me? O Treasure of virtues! Abode of mercy! Like birds flying hither and thither seeking the haven of a tree to perch, I have been wandering high and low seeking you and your grace, to terminate the cycle of birth and death. Why this delay to protect me? As among all types of charity, the highest and most reputed on is sacrifice - TyAga - so also among deities, which bestow small favors, you are the best. Barring you, who else can protect me? Day in and day out roaming about feverishly and finding no way out, I have come seeking shelter at your feet, surrendering my body and my possessions, as they really belong only to you. My favorite God! Is it difficult for you to grant my prayer? To grant this TyAgarAja's desires, why this delay?
Notation available here at Shivkumar Kalyanaraman's Krithi Archive. Also, listen to the music class
Lyrics contributed by Lakshman Ragde. Meaning from Compositions of Tyagaraja by T.K. Govinda Rao.
Illustrates aatma nivEdana, as mentioned here.