Abstracted from: Compositions of Muddusvami Dikshitar by Sangeetha Kalanidhi T. K. Govinda Rao, published in Chennai 1997 (No. 195). English edited by me. This is Tyagaraja Vibhakti kriti No. 8.
Raga: vIravasantam / Tala: Adi
P: vIra vasanta tyAgarAja mAm tArayAshu karuNA nidhE jaya
A: mArajanakapUjita mahAdEva mAnitAjapA naTana prabhAva
C: dinakara shashi tEjOmayalOcana dEvarAjamuni shApavimOcana vanajavadana kamalAnagara sadana valmIkEshvara bhakta janAvana kanaka ratna sihmAsanAbharaNa gaNapati guruguha janaka bhavataraNa jananAt kaivalya dAyaka caraNa jananI shrI kamalAmbikAsmaraNa
Oh Tyagaraja, he who is like the spring, be victorious. Oh treasure trove of compassion, please help me at once.
He is Mahadeva, revered as the progenitor of Cupid and Vishnu, and renowned for the exposition of the esteemed Ajapa dance.
He has the sun, the moon, and the fire as His three eyes. He redeemed Indra from the curse of a sage. His face resembles that of a lotus, and He resides in Kamalapura. He presides as Valmikeshvara, in the form of an ant hill, and protects the devotees. He is adorned with gold and gems and is seated on a golden throne. He is the progenitor of Ganapati and Guruguha. His feet are capable of helping take us across the ocean of worldly life, and bestowing liberation from the cycle of birth and death. He is constantly reflected upon by Mother Kamalambika.
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