Song: baDalika deera
raagam: reeti gowLa
22 kharaharapriya janya
Aa: S G2 R2 G2 M1 N2 D2 M1 N2 N2 S
Av: S N2 D2 M1 G2 M1 P M1 G2 R2 S
baDalika dIra pavvaLincavE
saDalani duritamunu tEgagOsi-sArvabhauma sAkEtarAma
pankajAsanuni paritApamu kani pankajAptakula pativai velasi
pankajAkSito vanamuna kEgi
jinkanu vadhiyinci manku rAvaNuni madamu nanaci
bangAru lanka nosagi surula brOcina niSkaLanka!
Omniscient Lord Supreme! Saketa Rama! Rest on your downy bed and be free of fatigue, erasing my inexhaustible sings, root and branch.
Having exerted yourself so much, Lord, you need rest. Relenting at the pitiable plight of Brahma, you incarnated in the solar race, all the way down from your celestial abode. You had to
trek enormous distances in the frightful jungles with Sita. There you shot down a Rakshasa who had assumed the form of a golden deer with the evil intention of
separating you from Sita. Then you engaged yourself in relentless war to humble the might of arrogant Ravana and bestowed on his brother Vibhishana who was loyal to you the kingdom of Lanka. Thus
you accomplished the onerous mission of protecting the Devas. What a lot of exertion all this must have meant, Immaculate Lord! Lie down and sleep soundly.
Lyrics contributed by Lakshman Ragde. Meaning from Compositions of Tyagaraja
by TK Govinda Rao.