cani tODi tEvE
chani thODi thEvE
28 harikaambhOji mela
Aa: S R2 G3 M1 P D2 N2 S
Av: S N2 D2 P M1 G3 R2 S
cani tODi tEvE O manasA
kanikaramutO gani kara miDi cira-kAlamu sukha-manubhavimpa
patitula brOcu paTTAdhi kArii paramArtha mata vasiSThA-
dyuti nirjita shata shambarAriNi dhurina tyAgarAja hrccarini
O Mind! GO, seek my Lord and bring Him. He may clasp my hand, compassionately looking at me that I shall derive eternal Bliss
by communion with him, so quickly seek him. Has he not dedicated himself to the task of redeeming the fallen?
He is the unfaltering follower of the sublime teachings of his illustrious mentor and teacher, sage Vasishta. The teaching covers the entire gamut of human endeavor in the attainment of beatitude.
No wonder the divine halo around Him surpasses the brilliance of a hundred Cupids. He lives in the heart of Tyagaraja.
Partial meaning here.
Lyrics contributed by Lakshman Ragde. Meaning from Compositions of Tyagaraja
by TK Govinda Rao.