ksheerasaagara shayana - Click to listen (Shivkumar Kalyanaraman)!
29 shankaraabharaNam janya
Aa: S R2 M1 P D2 S
Av: S N3 D2 P M1 G3 R2 S
kSIrasAgara shayana nannu cintala beTTa valEna rAma
vAraNa rAjunu brOvunu vEgamE vaccinadi vinnAnurA rAma
nArImaNiki jIra liccinadi nADE nE vinnAnurA dhIruDau
rAmadAsuni bandhamu dIrcinadi vinnAnurA
nIrajAkSikai nIradhi dATina nI kIrtini vinnAnurA tArakanAma
tyAgarAjanuta dayatO nElukOra rAma
Lord, reclining in the ocean of milk! O Rama! Should you keep me immersed in sorrow? Did you not rush to the succour to elephant king Gajendra? I have heard of how you protected the honour of Draupadi by supplying clothes. I have also heard that you were responsible for the release of Bhakta Ramadasa from incarceration. For the sake of lotus-eyed Sita, you crossed the ocean and earned fame for yourself.
One who possesses Taraka as name! Lord! Deign to accept and grace me.
Notation available here at Shivkumar Kalyanaraman's Krithi Archive.
Lyrics contributed by Lakshman Ragde.