Raghu nayaka nee pada yuga rajeevamula,
Ne vidajala sri
Agha jalamulo bara dilli nanna
Darimpa neve gathi khada† sri,
Bhava sagaramu dhata lekkane,
Palu gasibidi nee marugu cherthini,
Avani jadhipa† sritha rakshaka,
Ananda kara , Sri Thyagaraja nutha.
Oh Lord of Raghus, I canít let go,
Your lotus like feet.
Are you not the one who encouraged me?
And my only support to drive away my sins?
I am not able to cross this sea of birth,
And after great struggle , I came near and joined† you,
Oh consort of earth , Oh saviour of those who seek your protection,
Oh giver of joy, oh God praised by Thyagaraja.