22 karaharapriya janya
Aa: S R2 G2 M1 D2 S
Av: S D2 M1 G2 R2 S
nannu brOva nIkinta tAmasamA nApai nEramEmi balkumA
cinnanADe nI celimi galga kOri cintimpa lEdA shrI rAma
nijadAsa varulagu tammulatO nIvu bAga buTTagalEdA
gaja rAja rakSaka tanayulanu kani pencalEdA tyAgarAjanuta
Why this inexplicable and unreasonable delay in offering me protection? If it is because of any serious lapse of mine, please let me know. Right from my childhood, have I not, of my own accord, chosen you as my God and longed to worship you and be with you? O RAma! In your incarnation as RAma in particular, have you not shown affectionate concern for your brothers, who are your devotees? O Protector of GajEndra, did you not find your sons and bring them up?
Lyrics contributed by Lakshman Ragde. Meaning from Compositions of Tyagaraja by T.K. Govinda Rao.