29 dheera shankaraabharaNam janya
Aa: S R2 G3 M1 P D2 P N3 S
Av: S N3 P M1 G3 R2 G3 S
ennaga manasuku rAni pannagashAAyi sogasu pannuga ganugonani
kannulElE kannu lElE kaNTi minnulElE
mOhamutO nIlavAri vahana kAntini gErina shrI harini
dEhamElE dEhamElE I gEhamElE
sarasija malle tulasi viruvAji pArijAta virulacE bUjincani
karamulElE karamulElE I kApuramulElE
mAlimitO tyAgarAju nElina rAmamUrtini lAlinci pogaDani
nAlikElE nAlikElE sUtra mAlikElE
Of what use are the eyes which cannot with deep contemplation comprehend the beauty of the Lord sleeping on the serpent couch? Of what use is the sight of those eyes? Of what use is the body which does not passionately embrace that of Sri Hari, radiant like the blue clouds? Of what use is this mortal coil? Of what use are the hands which do not worship Sri Hari with flowers like the lotus, jasmine, tulasi, viravAji, and pArijAta? Of what use is this residence? Of what use is this tongue which does not extol SrI RAma, who affectionately protects TyAgarAja? Of what use is the rosary?
Lyrics contributed by Lakshman Ragde. Meaning from Compositions of Tyagaraja by T.K. Govinda Rao.