Abstracted from: Compositions of Muddusvami Dikshitar by Sangeetha Kalanidhi T. K. Govinda Rao, published in Chennai 1997 (No. 176). English edited by me. This is Tyagaraja Vibhakti kriti No. 6.
Raga: rudrapriya / Tala: mishra cApu
P: shrI tyAgarAjasya bhaktO bhavAmi kiHncit jHnOpyatOham sarvajHnOvAsmi
A: kAtyAyanI mOhitasvarUpasya kAmAdi vRttiharaNa pratApasya bhUtyAbharaNAlaHNkRta gAtrasya buddha shuddha nityAnanda mAtrasya
C: amarEshAdi pUjita sAyaHNkAlasya ati shuddha maddaLAdi vAdya lOlasya nava nandyAdi bhakta jana pAlasya natasurAsura samhati jAlasya kamalakalhAra mAlasya kAHncana maNimaya cElasya kamanIya guruguha mUlasya kamalApura kRta lIlasya vimala rudra gaNikA narttana vinOda bhEda mOda karasya kamala viDambana karasya shaHNkarasya puraharasya harasya
May I become the devotee of Lord Tyagaraja. Then, though I am ignorant now, I shall become omniscient.
He whose form is fascinating to Goddess Katyayani, He is renowned for annihilating desires. He whose form is annointed with sacred ashes, He is the personification of intelligence, purity, and eternal bliss.
He is worshiped in the evenings by Lord Indra and others, enjoys the music of the Atishuddhamaddala drums, protects devotees such as Navanandis, and is surrounded by the worshiping Devas as well as Asuras. He who is adorned by garlands of lotus and lilies, wearing a garment of gold studded with gems, He is the progenitor of the handsome Guruguha, sports in Kamalapura, and delights in the various dances performed by the Rudra Ganikas. The beauty of His hands exceeds that of a lotus, he who is Shankara, the destroyer of Tripura, the great Hara.
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