14 vakulaabharaNam mela
Aa: S R1 G3 M1 P D1 N2 S
Av: S N2 D1 P M1 G3 R1 S
E rAmuni nammitinO nE nE pUla pUja jEsitinO
vAramu nijadAsa varulaku ripulaina vAri madamanucE shrI rAmuDu
EkAntamuna sItA sOkOrchi jOgoTTa kAkAsuruDu cEyu cIkAku
kOka madini dayalEka bANamu vEsi ekAkSuni jEsina sAkEtapati
dAra putrula vadda ceranIka ravikumAruni velapaTa bAradOLi
jEsinaTTi tArA-nAyakuni samhAramu jEsina shrIrAmuDu gAdO
rOsamunADu durbhASalanu vini vibhISaNu dAveLa ghOSinci
dOsa rAvaNu mada shOSakuDaina nirdOSa tyAgarAja pOSakuDu
Which Rama have I been faithful to? With what flowers have I worshipped him? Isn't he the subjugator of the arrogance of his devotees' enemies? Isn't he the one who set aside his compassion for once and blinded one eye of the crow-demon Kaakaasura, who injured Sita? Isn't he the valiant one who destroyed Vali and enabled Sugriva to get back his mountain kingdom and join his wife and children? Isn't he the magnanimous one who offered refuge to Vibhishana, who was suffering under the torment of Ravana by annihilating him? Isn't he the benevolent Rama who has to take care of this innocent Tyagaraja?
Lyrics contributed by Lakshman Ragde. Meaning from Compositions of Tyagaraja by TK Govinda Rao.