dayalEni bratukEmi - Click to listen (Shivkumar Kalyanaraman)!
22 kharaharapriyaa janya
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dayalEni bratukEmi dasharatha rAma nI
vayasu nUraina nI vasudha nElina gAni
rAjAjadhirAja ratirAja shata lAvaNya pUja japamula vELa
pondugA neduTa rAjilla
lOkAntaranga marmamu delipi rAjisEyani tyAgarAja sannuta nIdu
What is one's life worth if he is devoid of your grace? Raama! Whether one lives the full span of a hundred years and even wields sovereignity over the entire world? O Son of Dasharatha! King of Kings! You are as beautiful as a hundred Manmathas! Whenever I worship, you must condescend to appear before me, and look at me with affection. You must enlighten me on the mystery of life and creation and satisfy my nagging mind so that it remains calm and tranquil. What is the use of a life where the mind is subject to eternal conflict?
From Compositions of Tyagaraja by TK Govinda Rao.
Notation available here at Shivkumar Kalyanaraman's Krithi Archive.
Lyrics contributed by Lakshman Ragde.