16 cakravaakam mela
Aa: S R1 G3 M1 P D2 N2 S
Av: S N2 D2 P M1 G3 R1 S
eTula brOtuvO teliya EkAnta rAmayya
kaTakaTa nA caritamu karNa kaTOramayya
vaTTi goDDu rIti bhakSinci tirigiti puTTu lObhulanu poTTakai
duSTulatO gUDi duSkrtyamulu salpi raTTu jEsina tyAgarAjuni
O RAma, visible only to those who are thinking only of Him. I don't know how you are going to protect me. My history is horrible to hear. I roamed about like a stray bull intent only on voracious feeding. Just for livelihood I indulged in flattering the rich misers. Associating with wicked men, I committed despicable acts and became notorious. I don't know how you are going to protect this TyAgarAja with compassion.
Lyrics contributed by Lakshman Ragde. Meaning from Compositions of Tyagaraja by T.K. Govinda Rao.