enduku peddala - Click to listen (Shivkumar Kalyanaraman)!
29 dheera shankaraabharaNam mela
Aa: S R2 G3 M1 P D2 N3 S
Av: S N3 D2 P M1 G3 R2 S
enduku peddala vale buddhi iyavu endu bOdu nayyA rAmayyA
andarivale dATidATi vadariti andarAni paNDAye gadarA
vEda shAstra purANa tattvArthamu dElisi bhEda rahita
nAda vidya marmambulanu dElisi nAtha tyAgarAjanuta nijamuga
Dear Rama! Why do you not bless me with the wisdom you have bestowed to the great ones? Where else can I get it? Like everyone else I have been arrogantly knocking about here and there babbling stupidly. Your grace now appears to be a fruit out of my reach.
In spite of me being aware of the profound meanings of the Vedas and Sastras and expounding the Bheda Rahita philosophy and the subtle secrets of Nada Vidya (knowledge of sound), yet real wisdom which transcends mere intellectual awareness you have not blessed me with! Why?
Notation available here at Shivkumar Kalyanaraman's Krithi Archive.
Lyrics contributed by Lakshman Ragde. Meaning from Compositions of Tyagaraja by TK Govinda Rao.