8 hanumatODi mEla
Aa: S R1 G2 M1 P D1 N2 S
Av: S N2 D1 P M1 G2 R1 S
dAsharathI nI rNamu dIrpa nA taramA parama pAvana nAma
AshadIra dUra dEshamulanu prakAshimpa jEsina rasika shirOmaNi
bhaktilEni kavijAla varEnyulu bhAva meruga lErani kalilOna
bhukti mukti galgunani kIrtanamula bOdhincina tyAgarAja
O son of Dasharata! Can I ever discharge the debt I owe you? O Possessor of glorious name! Thanks to you, my fame has spread far and near. O jewel among Rasikas! However gifted a poet may be, unless he
imbibes devotion, his song cannot reflect the subtleties of the mind. Therefore, you came down and inspired me and blessed me with the songs capable of conferring temporal and spiritual blessings. How profoundly I am indebted to you!
Lyrics contributed by Lakshman Ragde. Meaning from Compositions of Tyagaraja
by TK Govinda Rao.