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28 harikaambhOji mela
Aa: S R2 G3 M1 P D2 N2 S
Av: S N2 D2 P M1 G3 R2 S
enta rAni tanakenta pOni nI centa viDuvajAla
AntakAri nI centa jEri hanumantuDai koluva lEdE
shESuDu shivuniki bhUsuDu lakSmaNa vEsiyai koluva lEdA
shiSTuDu mauni variSTuDu goppa vasiSTuDu hituDu gAlEdA
naravara nIkai-suragaNamulu vAnarulai kOlva lEdA
AgamOktamagu nI guNamulu shrI tyAgarAju bADaga lEdA
Lord ! Come what may. I will never stray from your proximity. Who else is Anjaneya, but an offshoot of Siva, the vanquisher of death!
Has he not steadfastly attached himself to you and is he not serving you eternally?
Did not Adisesha, the mighty serpent and ornament of Siva incarnate as Lakshmana along with you with the sole aim of serving and worshipping you ?
Was not Vasishtha, supreme among sages, your mentor and guide imparting spiritual wisdom? O Narayana! Didn't the entire host of celestials come down to earth as Vanaras (monkey men) in anticipation
of your incarnation as Rama to elevate themselves by serving you? Is not Tyagaraja enjoying the Bliss of singing your glory and divine attributes celebrated in the Vedas and other sacred lore?
Notation available here at Shivkumar Kalyanaraman's Krithi Archive.
Lyrics contributed by Lakshman Ragde. Meaning contributed by Compositions of Tyagaraja by TK Govinda Rao.