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Amma nimma manegalalli

 

By

 

Sage Purandara dasa

 

Translated by

 

P.R.Ramachander

 

Raga Sourashtra

Thala Aadhi

 

Pallavi

 

Amma nimma manegallalli,

Nammaranganakanderenamma?

 

Anupallavi

 

Brahma muruti namma Krishnana

Nimma kaeriyali kandirenamma?

 

Charanam

 

1.Kasi pitambara kaiyalli kolalu poosida,

Sri Gandha maiy olagmma

Lesagi thulasiyamaleya darisida

Vasudevanubanda kandirene.

 

2.Karadalli kanakana beralalliungura.

Koralallihakida huilyuguramma

Aralale kanakakundalakaalanduge

Uraga shayana banda kandirene.

 

3. Kumkuma kasthurikari namatiddi

Shankachakaragaladarsihanamma,

Binakadindalikolal udhootha, padutha ,

Pankajakshananu kandirene.

 

4.Mavana maduhitha shakatana kedahitha

Govardhana giri ethidhanamma

Ava taayigeirelu jaga torida,

Kaamanayya banda kandirene.

 

5.Kalali kiru gejje niladabavuli

Neelavarnanunatyavadutalli,

Melagi bayalli jagavannutorida,

MoorlokadoDeyana kandirene.

 

6.Hadhinarusaviragopiyara koodi,

Chaturanga†† pagadeyannaduvanamma

Madana mohanarupaedeyalli Kousthubha

Madhusoodanabanda , kandirene

 

7.Tettesa kotidevarugalaodagudi,

Hattavataaravanettitta danamma

Sathyabhama Priya PurandaraVittala,

Nithyothsava bandaa kandirene

 

 

English translation

 

Pallavi

 

Mother, did you happen to see,

Our Ranga in your homes?

 

Anupallavi

 

Did you see in your street,

Krishna who is Brahma himself

 

Charanam

 

1.Wearing the yellow silk of Benares,

Holding the flute in his hands,

Applying sandal all over his body,

Wearing garland of Thulasi in his neck,

Vasudeva had come there. Have you seen him?

 

2.Wearing bangles on his hand,

Rings in his fingers, Wearing a,

Necklace with tigerís nail on his neck,

Wearing golden ear studs and anklets,

He who sleeps on serpent has come here , Have you seen him?

 

3. Wearing a Namam of musk and saffron ,

Holding conch , mace and holy wheel in his hands,

And singing and playing in his flute,

The lotus eyed one has come here. Have you seen him?

 

4. The slayer of uncle, the killer of Shakatasura

He carried the Govardhana mountain,

And showed the universe to his mother,

This father of Manmatha has come here. Have you seen him?

 

5. Wearing small anklets with bells and sapphire ear rings

Being of the blue colour and the onewho dances,

He showed all the worlds in his mouth,

And this God of thirty crores has come here. Have you seen him?

 

6.He plays dice on the chess board,

With sixteen thousand Gopis ,

And he is as pretty as the God of love,

Andthiskiller of Madhuwho wears Kousthubha

Has come here . Have you seen him?

 

7. Surrounded by thirty three crores of Devas,

Hetook ten incarnations in this world,

And he is the Purandara Vittala who loves SathyaBhama,

And he has come like a daily festival here. Have you seen him?