22 kharaharapriya janya
Aa: S R2 M1 P N2 D2 S
Av: S N2 D1 P M1 G2 R2 S
santatamu sujanulella sadbhajana jEyuTa jUci
shUla pAsha dhara bhata jAlamula jUci mari mI kOlAhalamu
luDigu kAlamAyE nanyanuucu
vAridhi shOSimpa jEyu krUra kumbhajuni rIti ghOra narakAdula
naNacu tTraka nAmamunu dalaci
dAri teliyalEka tirugu vAralaina cAlunaNTE sAramaNi
tyAgarAju sankIrtanamu bADEranucu
Yama, the god of death, has become anxious seeing that people have taken to singing the name and glory of Rama. He has cautioned his messengers armed with tridents and nooses to curb their zeal and activities. People have taken
seriously to the Taraka Nama, which is capable of protecting them from terrible hells as easily as the redoubtable sage Agastya swallowed and dried the ocean in one gulp. No wonder the god of death is concerned. TO add to his discomfiture, he feels that
even those who would normally be hell-bent have taken to the songs of Tyagaraja and hence will evade his net.
Lyrics contributed by Lakshman Ragde. Meaning from Compositions of Tyagaraja
by TK Govinda Rao.