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8 hanumatODi mEla
Aa: S R1 G2 M1 P D1 N2 S
Av: S N2 D1 P M1 G2 R1 S
kaddanuvAriki kaddu kaddani morala nIDu peddala mATalu nEDabaddhamaunO
addampu cekkillacE muddugAru mOmu jUDa buddhi galiginaTTi mA vadda
niddura nirAkarinci mudduga tambura baTTi shuddhamaina manasucE susvaramutO
baddu tappaka bhajiyincE bhakta pAlanamu sEyu taddaya shAlivi nIvE tyAgarAja
For the ones who believe "there is," the assurance given by the wise that "there is," will that assurance be falsified now ? How unfortunate that the golden words of the great men have been belied? Have they not averred that God does exist for those who steadfastly repose faith in Him! I am here yearning to see your mirror-cheeked charming face. Why do you not bother to come near me? Abandoning sleep, thus being awake, holding nicely the tambura to maintain one’s basic drone, being guileness, devoid of any mental reservation, enabling one to grasp as it is what comes in front with aesthetic sense, with the intention of being melodious - such devotees who sing your praises, in the prescribed path, are you not the Protector of the ones who believe "there is?"
Notation available here at Shivkumar Kalyanaraman's Krithi Archive.
Lyrics contributed by Lakshman Ragde. Meaning from Compositions of Tyagaraja by TK Govinda Rao.