22 kharaharapriya janya
Aa: S R2 M1 P D2 N2 S
Av: R2 S N2 S D2 P M1 R2 G2 G2 R2 S
Ela teliyalerO pUrva karmamElA-guNa jEsirO rAmayya
bAla shashAnka kalAlankrta nuta nIlavarNa suguNAlaya nI mahima
bAla tanamuna shUla dharuni vishAla dhanuvunu lIlagA
bhUpAlakulu gana kEla viraci kushAluga shrI nElina ninn-
nAlgunoka padivELa kanca rathAla suraripu mUlabalamula
lIlaga noka kolanEsi kAla yamapuri pAlu jEsina ninn-
rAjashEkharuni I jagatilO rAjasambuna pUjasyu
rAjulanu gajarAjulaku mrgarAja tyAgarAjanuta nin- (nEla)
Lord of emerald hue! The Lord of the crescent, Siva himself adores you! What a pity that men have not realized your glory! What actions they have done in their past lives! O Abode of virtues, at a tender age, you effortlessly broke the formidable bow of Siva o win the hand of SIta. With just a single arrow you blew to smithereens fourteen thousand bronze chariots and the warriors constituting the formidable reserve forces of RAvaNa. Mighty potentates like RAvaNa obtain all-comprehensive boons from Lord Siva by their austere penances. Formidable, like elephants, they may be, but like a lion, you destroy them root and branch.
Lyrics contributed by Lakshman Ragde. Meaning from Compositions of Tyagaraja by T.K. Govinda Rao.