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raagam: shree ranjani
22 kharaharapriya janya
Aa: S R2 G2 M1 D2 N2 S
Av: S N2 D2 M1 G2 R2 S
sogasugA mrdanga tALamu jatagUrci ninu sokkajEyu dhIruDevvaDO
nigama shirOttama galgina nija vAkkulatO svara shuddhamutO
yati vishrama sadbhakti virati drAkSArasa nva rasayuta
krticE bhanjiyincE yukti tyAgarAjuni taramA shrI rAma
Who is that stalwart, that great man of courage and conviction, who overwhelms you by singing songs pregnant with sublime thoughts of the Upanishads, with total purity and charming rhythms, to the accompaniment of the Mridanga? Does TyAgarAja have the competence for such an exalted task, employing the rules of prosody, proper intervals, with sublime devotion, and woven around the nine moods of men - the Navarasas - appropriately? O RAma!
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Lyrics contributed by Lakshman Ragde. Meaning from Compositions of Tyagaraja by T.K. Govinda Rao.