8 hanumatODi janya
Aa: S G2 M1 P N2 S
Av: S N2 D1 P M1 G2 R1 S
dhyAnamE varamaina gangA snAnamE manasA
vAna nITa munuga munuga lOni vancana drOhamanu kara bOnA
paradhana nArImaNulanu dUri paranindala parahimsala mIri
dharanu velayu shrI rAmuni kOri tyAgarAju telusukonna rAma
O Mind! A bath in the holy GangA river destroys sins. True; but meditation on SrI RAma is an infinitely superior bath. Will any number of dips in the rain water wash the stains of deceit and treachery from the heart? Abandoning all desires for the wealth of others and their women, with no malice at heart and goodwill for all, this TyAgarAja has discovered that in this world, comtemplation of SrI RAm is the genuine GangAsnAna (bath in the Ganges).
Lyrics contributed by Lakshman Ragde. Meaning from Compositions of Tyagaraja by T.K. Govinda Rao.