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22 kharaharapriyaa janya
Aa: S R2 M1 P D2 N2 D2 P S
Av: S N2 D2 P M1 R2 G2 R2 S
nI bhajana gAna rasikula nE nendu gAnarA rAma
shrI bhava sarOja sanAdi shachI manOramaNa vandya ilalO
saguNa nirguNa nijamu dabbaralanu shanmatamula marmamasta
siddhula vagalu jUpa santasilla(*) gaNTini varAnana tyArAja vinuta
* - or silli
O RAma! Tell me where I can come across men in this world who involve themselves heart and soul in singing your glory. You are worshipped by exalted divinities like Lakshmi, Siva, Brahma, Indra the spouse of SacI dEvi and the other celestials. You have explained to me with wonderful clarity the mystery behind the worship of hte transcendent god-head and of the Almighty with and without form. You have revealed to me the secret behind the doctrines of six creeds and the hollowness and myth of hte so-called Siddhis (supernatural powers) which only serve to bloat the ego and distance you from the real quest.
From Compositions of Tyagaraja by T.K. Govinda Rao.
Notation available here at Shivkumar Kalyanaraman's Krithi Archive. Also, listen to the music class
Lyrics contributed by Lakshman Ragde.