enduNDi veDalitivO - Click to listen (Shivkumar Kalyanaraman)!
22 kharaharapriya janya
Aa: S R2 M1 P D2 N2 S
Av: R2 S N2 S D2 P M1 R2 G2 G2 R2 S
enduNDi veDalitivO EvUrO nE teliya ipuDaina delupavayyA
andacandamu vErE naData lella triguNAtItamai unnadEgAni shrI
rAma n v-
cittukaNTE naparAdha cayamula dagilincE shiva-lOkamu gAdu vaTu
vancinci anacuvAni vaikuNThamu gAdu viTa vacanamulAdi shiramu
vidhilOkamu gAdu diTavu dharmamu satyamu mrdubhASalu galugu
divyarUpa tyAgarAjavinuta nIv-
O Rama! Where do you you hail from? Please tell me. Your divine beauty and flawless attributes mark you out as a class by yourself. The excellence of your conduct and character transcend those of Gods met within this and other worlds. You could not have come from Shivaloka where transgressions attract disproportionately stringent penalties. Nor could you be from Vaikunta where Vaamana got the better of Bali by and artful strategem. Satyaloka is also ruled out where Brahma had one of his five heads chopped off by Rudra for his indiscrete behavior. You on the other hand are firmly wedded to Truth and Righteousness. One with strength and mellifluent speech!
Notation available here at Shivkumar Kalyanaraman's Krithi Archive.
Lyrics contributed by Lakshman Ragde. Meaning from Compositions of Tyagaraja by TK Govinda Rao.