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Aparadhi Naanalla




Sage Purandara Dasa


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Aparadhi naanalla  Aparadha venagilla,

Kapata nataka  suthradhari neene




1.Neene adisadirulu  jadavunkeya bombe enu,

Madalu balladu  thana bara ninitta

Suthradhi calipvu kaikalugalu

Neena mukkisalu  mukkavada ado avanu


2.Ondendu bagila  pattanake nannadendu,

Ippattaru maneyalgala,

Tandu kavala  nillisi  enna  ni olagittu munde

Bhvadali pava neebudanayaya


3.Yantra vahaka neene olagiddu enna,

Swatatra nendenisi kolusuvare helo,

Kantu pita Lakshmeesa  endada dandahud Ananda,

Murthi namma Purandara vittala


English translation




I am not the culprit and the punishment is not for me,

You are the one who runs evening in your false drama




1.You are making me act like a magical doll,

And since you do it, the burden is yours

And I am but a doll activated by string in your hand,

And I feel that I am but a pounding stick in our hands.


2.In this town  of mine , with several doors,

With its  twenty six houses,

You have put guard on each of them, with me inside,

And I feel you are sitting innocently , as if none of these is your act.


3.You are the operator of the machine  and please tell,

Whether me who is inside is independent to do as I like,

Oh Lord of Lakshmi , The God who is Purandara Vittala,

Be pleased to answer my question.