Get lyrics on your iphone or Android phone with the karnatik app!
Song: banTu reeti kOlu - Click to listen (Aruna Venkatraman. Also T.M. Krishna, and M.S. Subbulakshmi)!
banTu reeti kOlu
60 neetimati janya
banTu reeti kOlu viyavaiyya raama | (banTu)
tuNTa viNTi vaani modalaina madaa- |
rOmaanca manu ghana kancukamu |
Meaning: In this song Sri Thyagaraja pleads with Rama to give him the post of a guard for Raama; symbolically meaning that he always wants to be in Sri rama's sannidhi (in his presence).
He says in the anupallavi, the guard's post should be such that he is empowered to destroy all the demons which are arishadvargas (kama-love, krodha, lobha, moha, mada, matsarya) and since the guard is empowered to do so, he needs such a guard's post.
In the caraNam, he says he should be blessed with the emblem of Ramabhakti, given a sword called Raama Naama (the name of Raama) to perform his guard's job.
Song performed for karnATik by Aruna Venkatraman.