22 karaharapriya janya
Aa: S R2 G2 M1 D2 S
Av: S D2 M1 G2 R2 S
manasu nilpa shakti lEka pOtE madhura ghaNTa vIrula pUja Emi jEyunu
ghana durmaduDai tA munigitE kAvERi mandAkiNi eTubrOcunu
sOmidamma sogasugANDa kOritE sOmayAji svargArhuDaunO
kAma krOdhuDu tapambOnarcitE gAci rakSincunO tyAgarAjanuta
If one is not capable of controlling his mind, of what avail will be his showy worship with flowers and dulcet bells? How can a bath in the holy river KAveri or GaNga purify one, if he is puffed up with haughtiness and self-conceit? If the wife of a SOmayAji indulges in illicit love, will his SOmayAga befit him to the Heavenly abode? No amount of austerity can confer spiritual merit on a man if he is given to lust and anger. Please enlighten me, Lord!
Lyrics contributed by Lakshman Ragde. Meaning from Compositions of Tyagaraja by T.K. Govinda Rao.