Abstracted from: Compositions of Muddusvami Dikshitar by Sangeetha Kalanidhi T. K. Govinda Rao, published in Chennai 1997 (No. 210). English edited by me. This is Tyagaraja Vibhakti kriti No. 1.
Raga: aThANA / Tala: rUpakam
P: tyAgarAjO virAjatE mahArAja shrI tyAgarAjO virAjatE shrImat
A: vAgartthamaya bhuvanarAjOhari vAHnchitArtthaprada rAjO shrI guruguha gaNEsha rAjO samsEvita rAjAdhirAjO ajO nAgara khaNDAkhya purANa pradipAdita rAjO yOginI gaNarAjO yOgirAja rAja shrI
C: kalirAhitya nagara vAsO nIlOtpala nAyikA sahavAsO ati lalita hamsa lAsyOllasO akhilAgama shirOnuta vilAsO ati vilasita hATakAvabhAsO anEka lIlA vicitra vikAsO raktOtpala kusumAdi vishvAsO paripAlita harihayAdi dAsO nirmala hRdaya rAja hamsO mahA parama hamsO nishcala tatva prashamsa shashikalAvatamsash shrI
The supreme King Tyagaraja shines gloriously.
The Lord of the universe is of the form of word and sense. He bestowed the desired boons on Lord Vishnu. He is the Lord of Ganesha and Guruguha, is worshiped by distinguished kings, and is self-born. He is expounded upon in the Nagarakhanda Purana, a part of Skandapurana. He is the Lord of sixty-four Yoginis and Yogis.
He dwells in the holy city, which is free from the evils of Kali. He is the spouse of Nilotpalamba. He enjoys the very intricate Hamsalasya. He illumines the Upanishads at their essence. His lustrous form is like that of molten gold. He brings about various kinds of creations sportingly and delights in flowers, especially red lotus. He protects devotees such as Hari and Indra. He is the royal swan which sports in pure hearts, and is the supreme one established in unswerving truth, and his head is adorned with the crescent moon.
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