indukaa ee tanuvunu
indhukaa ee thanuvunu
8 hanumatODi janya
Aa: N2 , S R1 G2 M1 P D1 N2
Av: N2 D1 P M1 G2 R1 S N2 ,
indukA I tanuvunu sAkina
indu mukhuDu rAka hrdayamu pagulaga nandarilO jAli jenda nIyani andar-
pAmulakE mEnu balu gaTTigAnunDa nEmO kAraNamani encu cuntinEn-
manakEla nepamani mannincirO lEka tanuvu bellamu gAdu tALadu daivam-
nA jayamunu jUci nammarE dEvuni rAjillu shrI tyAgarAja varaduDu tAn-
Is it for this, this body is preserved? Should I continue to live so that otres may look at me with pity for my broken state of mind due to my misfortune in not having Darshana of the moon-faced Lord? I was wondering how I continue to live despite my having been bitten by snakes. This body is not made of jaggery, not eternal but evanescent; yet the Lord chose to protect it so that non-believers may turn over a new leaf, observing what devotion has done to me. But they have not. Still they do not have faith in the Lord. Is it for this that this body has been preserved?
Lyrics contributed by Lakshman Ragde. Meaning from Compositions of Tyagaraja by T.K. Govinda Rao.