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Bhasha Karnamrutham

(The nectar  of years in common language)

 

By

Poonthanam

 

Translated  by

P.R. Ramachander

 

 

   (Poonthanam was born in the year  1547 in a village called Kezhatur  near Angadipuram  town in the Malappuram,   district of Kerala. He was a great devotee of Guruvaurappan   and is the celebrated   author of a book  called  Jnanapana (see my translation in http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/o3.htm

  He lived up to the ripe old age of 93. Once when  the old Poonthanam was insulted  by the workers of the temple in Guruvayur, it seems  Guruvayrappan told him that   he himself would  come to the place of Poonthanam  and live there.The lord is supposed to be in the temple of Lord Krishna called  “idathupuram “ meaning “left side “and in Sanskrit “Vamapuram” . Possibly  attracted by the   very famous Sanskrit work   called Sri Krishna Karnamrutham of Leela Sukha , Poonthanam might have decided to call it  “Bhasha Karnamrutham” . In the 167th  stanza  of this great work he says

 

“By your well decorated  and coloured form ,  you made  the entire earth  get attracted  to you,

Oh God , Oh God, the world is also  surrounded by   desire   and great anger ,

And if my “Bhasha Karnamrutham”  is always  enjoyed by the toungue

Then like olden times no one  need not creep under the load of the tendrils of Karma  forever.”

 

    Unlike  the work of Sri Krishna Karnamrutham    which  are poems drenched with devotion  addressed to Lord Krishna  , this BHasha Karnamrutham    relates the story of Lord Krishna   from his birth to  the famous incident of Lord Krishna helping Arjuna  to get back the dead   son of a Brahmin. (Mostly from  Dasama Skanda  of Bhagwatham.Possibly he got this idea  from the famous Narayaneeyam relating the story of  Lord Vishnu.) These are narrated in the first 113 stanzas. The portion from 114th to the 169th stanza  emphasizes the need for chanting the name   “Narayana”   and also relates   the philosophy  of Poonthanam.

 

  Poonthanam states  in the work that   his Guru was one Neelakanda and that this was edited and corrected by  one Sri Soolapani.

 

By the  blessings of the dust of the feet of Neelakanda(Author’s Guru) ,

I went on narrating  the plays of Lord Krishna  somehow,

Oh Mukunda , Victory to Lord of Vamapura ,

Please grant me   devotion to   your divine feet.  (117)

 

Soolapani  put in lot of efforts,

To systematized  and edited it ,

Put  in lot of efforts    to make it great ,

My “honey to the ears “ written in local language  ,

And please  become happy at the feet of Achyutha.(118)

 

  Poonthanam also states   that  this work has  been written when he was nearing the age on ninty.

 

 

Oh sea of mercy , I  was for a long time  longing,

To see   the toys with  which Lord Krishna played,

Counting and counting   the singing   of your names,

Ninety  years  have almost passed by. (148)

 

    To the best  of my knowledge  no effort has  been made to translate  this great work of devotion to  Lord Krishna  in to English.Because of that  even very great devotees of Krishna  and organizations like ISKON  do not anything  about this great book. , There is no discussion about this book  in the web also. I  think my elementary effort would bring it to  the attention of great Krishna Bhakthas  outside Kerala,.

   I  would  like to dedicate  this  translation  to  sri P.V.V.Raghavan (Puducode  Venkateswaran Veeraraghavan)  who  happens to be my co brother  .Sri Veeraraghavan (Popularly  known as  Veeramani of Thekke Gramam of Puthucode)  is above  90  and lives  in Mumbai with his sons.  He goes in to raptures even today while    singing  prayer songs written in Malayalam.  He  remembers by rote most  of these songs and it is from him that  I developed   interest in Malayalam  prayer songs addressed  to Lord Guruvayurappan.)

 

1.Karnamrutham  Vamapuradhi vasin,

Ninnal  matham kinchana bhashayai jnan,

Yennal  varum vannam udhara   keerthe,

Chonnal athum  preenanai varum

 

Oh lord of   Vamapura, this nectar  to your ears,

Has  been   composed by me   according to your wish,

To the best   of my ability, Oh Lord    with great fame.

And it should  make you happy  if  recited.

 

2.AAkkam pondu Ashtami Rohini oruma kalarnnoru  naal ardha   Rathrou,

Chol kollum Chinga mase muzhu mathiyum udhikkunna mukhye muhurthe,

Trikkayyil  Shanku chakrambuuja Gadakal  darichoru Bala Swaroopam,

Thakkathil devakikkum  kanavanum anaye darsitham kai thozhunnen.

                                    

On a holy day when   Ashtami and Rohini  were mixed  , at mid night,

In the   very good month of Chingam , in the time when the moon rises  to the full,

A  form of a baby holding in his   hands conch, wheel, lotus flower   and mace  ,

Was  made to be seen by  Devaki as well as   her husband, My salutations.

 

3.Achande hastha padmathinnu Madhu karamai  niinu povaan mudhirnnu,

THalkkale mushku thedeedinna , kanaka kavadangal   thane thurannu,

Chakreesan  chathram aarnnu nira puzhayum uzathode neer vaangi ninnu,

Chikkennu ambadi chernnu, janakanavide akkanyaye   kondu ponnu.

 

He immediately started   to stand  from there  like a bee in  the lotus hands   of his father ,

And immediately those proud  golden doors which  were  imprisoning them  opened by themselves,

The  Lord of all snakes  became an umbrella , the waters    of the river receded  and stood there,

And they  reached  the place of cattle herds  soon and his  father brought    a girl from there.

 

4.Atham koodathe  kouthoohala paravasanai  , nandha gopan thadanee,

Yetham dhanangalum  cheythu udan athi mahitham Jatha karmam kazhichaan,

Chuthi khandichu thoppil kodi thiru udarathandu bangya kidannor,

Yethillathu unniye  kandavar  avar amruthanandam   aaraadinar pol.

 

Then Nandagopa   attained   limitless   happiness,

And gave in charity    large   wealth and also completed   the ritual  of Jatha  Karma,

And then they cut   the umbilical chord  which   was lying twisted on his belly,

And whosever   were lucky to see   the baby  were drowned in the  nectar  like joy.

 

5.Dushtayakkapoothanakkum  chuzhal valiya kodumkathinnum  chattinnum  nee ,

Kattakkavai  kidakkum  pozhuthu   gathi varuthedinan   asramena,

Thushtyaa poi chennu  gargan thiruvadi  thirunamangal   ittoru sesham,

Pushtyaa mevidum   ambadiyil   anu divas am   jyeshtanodu   valarnaan.

 

When you were lying as a little baby without any difficulty whatsoever ,

You  killed   the    very bad Poothana as well    as the Rakshasa  ,

Who came as    a cyclone    and also as    a    cart  and later ,

With happiness   after   the sage Garga   gave you a name  ,

You happily grew up progressively  in the cow herd village  along with your brother.

 

6.Yeandhunna kaa rana jalathillorunniyai  poi,

Neenthiduvaan  kazhivarathavan annu  polum,

Nandande  kottil  nadumutham  mivathilellam,

Neenthi thudangiya  kidavinu kai thozhunnen.

 

As  a little baby  in the   water  meant for creation,

It seems he(lord Vishnu)  was   not able to swim  .

And  my  salutations to him   who but as a little baby ,

Started  swimming in the water filled   courtyard  of Nanda.

 

7.Achan chennu   achyuthande thiru mukha kamalam  kandu kondadum appol,

Achande   hastha padmathil, oru adisaya sammanam ichanukoolam,

Kacholum vaani  visweswara janani  mudhaa  kai  valarthal   Yasodha  ,

Viswasathode  nalgee varamathilum  oru  ammanam ammakku vayya.

 

When your father   went and started to  fondle the lotus  face of yours,

With great  willingness   you gave a gift to the   lotus like hand of your father ,

And at that time Yasoda  , who was the mother of the god of earth  ,

Extended   her   hand with happiness   with great   hope ,

And    oh lord    you gave   her  also   a boon .

 

8.Chanjeridunna  picha kali  kavinnu kidannu omana kai uyarthittu,

Anjum  vevvere   trikkai viralugal   malare   thottu kittanjumappol,

Kunji poomeimarinju ammalarum alavilum  punjiri then chorinjum,

Kunjikkai   randumai   kattina   bhuvana pathe  , ninne  jnan kai thozhunnen.

 

Like all babies   playing and trying to get up , you lay down  and lifted   your very dear hands,

And then when you spread  all five fingers separately  , you  were not able to get the balance ,

And then your little flower like body fell down and even then you broke  a little honeyed  smile,

And showed both your baby hands , Oh lord  of earth, And I salute   you.

 

9.Maikannimaar  palarum , unni yenikku yenikku  yennu,

Ulkandayaa  kalikal   katti vilikkumappol ,

Okkathirunu   mariyunna Dhayambu rase  ,

TRikkal   thozhaan arulu nee  karuna kadaksham.

 

Many pretty damsels saying he is for me, he is  for me,

And were calling you  to them showing many  plays,

Oh Great baby with an ocean of mercy  , who was  ,

Tumbling   out   of their  waist where  they were holding you,

I salute your divine feet , please shower your merciful look.

 

10.Manathu ammamane kandu  amruthu pozhiyum  aakannan unnikku chithe  ,

Manathekai valarthaan amrutha  kirananum  melle melinnu irangi,

Manichu ammakku katti pramadha paravasaal  randu kai kondu mandham,

Manathekku angu ayacheedina thozhil  oru naal   aasthayaa kanamano jnan.

 

Seeing  the uncle moon   of the sky that  little babe Krishna who was dripping nectar ,

Extended   his hand  towards   the sky  and that moon  slowly and slowly came down,

And he with his two hands in great ecstasy  showed the moon to his mother  ,

And then sent the moon back to sky and will I be able to see   this one day.

 

11.Kunji kkalum karathaar, kulur mani mukavum , kannile kannezhuthum,

Kinchil ponnu angurikkum  dasana mukulavum , Krishna, chemjori vayum,

Panjathwam  vannu adukkumbozh athu  mathi marannangu veeneedum appol,

Yen chithe   ponnu udicheeduga thava  thirumeykkulla  koppum murare .

 

Holding your little feet  , with the  very pleasant shining face, with eyes decorated ,

With the bud like teeth just making its appearance, Oh Krishna  , with the  red mouth ,

Please come  and rise in my mind along with all decorations of your body,

Oh killer  of Mura   , when I am    nearing    my  death.

 

12.Manjadikkuru  , kunni ma alakal , murukkin pookal ithyadhiyum,

Chenchorikku virodhiyamadaravum, trukkaikal trukkalkalum,

Chanjadi kaliyum, chamanja vadivum , poonjayalayil poozhiyum,

Chenjode  thirumeni randum  anayathhu  ammaru  kandavu jnan.

 

With garlands made  of  Manjadi,(a red shiny seed)  Kunnikuru  (A shiny red and blue see d)and flowers of drum stick,

With his lips which are  enemy of  deep red blood , with divine hands and legs ,

With plays involving movement of body , with well made up form, With dust all over  his   flower like body,

Were both their  two  very pretty bodies , if only  can be seen  very near  by me.

 

13,Nalika lochanan  urakku varathu    Yasodhaa,

Narayanande    charitham  Kadha   chollum appol,

Seethaam harichu  dasakandharan  yennu keettitu,

Loka nadhan  “Ayi Lakshmana “ yennurachu.

 

One day    when  the lotus eyed one did not get sleep,

Yasodha told him  the story  of Lord Narayana and then,

Hearing that   Ravana   had stolen    Sita ,

That lord of the  world called out , “Hey Lakshmana”.

 

14.Pacha kallotha  poomei niravu   mani kazhal pallavam melle melle,

Vecheedumbol viyachedsunna  madhurimayum  pichayum viswamoorthe  ,

Machithe ponnu udhicheedanam athinnu viseshichu  vijnapayam aham,

Sachil kallolame, nee   krupa tharika sadaa, Krishna, Karunya sindho.

 

When you  with  a body like emerald , kept  little steps with your gem like feet,

Oh Lord of the world  ,  the   wonderful sweetness   of seeing that ,

Should go  and rise    in my mind and for that   I wish to tell you in all humility,

Oh   real  tide  of  joy, give me your mercy always , Oh Krishna, Of ocean of mercy.

 

15.Unnikalum  thala koppukalum  arayile ponnaranjaan  kizhinjeettu,

Unni kai kondu  oru unni palakayudan  yeduthottu veenum nadannum,

Unnikrishnan varumbol  thiru vayar niraye palum undaa prasadam,

Kannil kanai varenam  rahasi , mama kinavengilum , Pankajakshaa.

 

With the baby feet ,  bangles and other ornaments, with the  golden belt,

Becoming loose , taking a  small  piece of board, falling , walking falling,

When the baby Krishna comes , with his  entire stomach  full  of milk ,

I would like to see  him secretly at least in my dream, Oh lotus eyed one.

 

16.Unnikkal kondu  nruthangalum  ara niraye  kinkini ponnaranjaal,

Unni kai kondu  thalangalum mani mudiyil pinjavum  , konjal vaayppum,

Unni kannande poo mei  kuzhal viliyum   aduthulla  chil pillarum  , may ,

Kannil kanumma pole  mana  tharil  udhikkenam  orkkumbozhellam.

 

The dance with the baby feet  , the golden belt with several bells  filling his waist,

The beat that he kept with baby hands, the peacock on his pretty hair , his lisping speech,

The  flower like body  of the baby Krishna  , the music that he sings using his flute , and the little boys nearby,

Should rise   in my mind, as if I am seeing it all with my eyes, whenever I think about it.

 

17.Yelassu , ponmani  chilambukal   ponnaranjan,

Melicha kai valagal  modhiravum galanthe ,

Moulikkaninja malar malagal  peeliyum they,

Balathwavum    vadana Pankajavum thozhunnen.

 

 I salute him With golden belt having talisman , golden beads  and bells,

Very thin bangles, with ring, wearing  flower garland ,

On  the neck and the peacock feather    on the head ,

And the flower like face filled    with babyishness .

 

18.Onnichirukkumbol aduthu Kannan,

Pinnuda  kesangal azhichu kondaan ,

Vannittu  muthathira   vallamethan,

Ammykkum   machannum oravathille.

 

When  baby Krishna was together with his parents,

He untied    his hair     at the back,

And got  drenched by the water in courtyard,

And  will not his mother   and father get  upset?

 

19.Mayathinaal manushanaya nadhan ,

Mohathiunaal venna  labhippathinnai,

Manichu   mathavodu   chernnu  nannai,

Marathu thayil thuliyum   yethirunnan.

 

The lord who  took the human form by  illusion,

For getting butter    , which he desired,

Stood very close    to his mother ,

Making the   drops of   curd fall on his chest.

 

20.Balathwena  kalicha naal  anujanodu onnichu kanunnavarkku,

AAlasyam varum  akshikalkku , thirumei randum jagan mohanam,

Neelakalluthamalamanjanalayaabham  hare shyamalam,

Bala thingal udichathu pole bhavatho apyananda   neelambaram.

 

When  like  little boys  he was playing with  his younger brother, to those who see ,

The   eyes would get  become idle, as both the bodies are   world bewitching,

Oh Hari , wearing a garland of blue stones  glittering over your black body,

And wearing blue silk  you appear  to be a moon which is just rising.

 

21.Odakuzhalkku  puthu venna labhippathinnai,

Aadi kuzhanju  kuzhuloothina vasudevan,

Kaanakurinjiye  vilichathu  ketta neram,

Punakurinjikal  aduthathu  kaanmano jnan.

 

For getting new butter    to the   flute,

That Vasudeva was dancing and playing the flute,

In the raga  Kanakuranji , hearing which,

Will I see  small cats   approaching  you .

 

22.Kannan kali chettanumai  orunnal,

Swarnadhikalkku   alla mahathwam ayyo,

Kannan chirattakku  paduthwamerum,

Kunnikurukkalkkum  ithennu theernnu.

 

When the little Krishna     was  playing with his elder brother ,

What is important is    not gold   and other  costly things,

But  the three eyed coconut shell and the very shining Kunnikuru  , it was   decided.

 

23.Dweshichorkkatha soukhyam  pala vazhiyil varuthunna leelaa vilasam,

Ghoshichu oronnu  kelkkam athilum athisayam pinneyum thonnum asmin,

Oozzikku eerezhinum nayakan  , oru pasu pillarum thanumai,

POozhi chorodum  akka poru pozhithiha   kandavvu Vaikunta vasin.

 

Giving comfort   by various  means   even to those enemies who hate you,

Was being heard   by me    being  told at various  places and again I would like to see you ,

The lord  of the fourteen worlds  along with few cowherd boys ,

Sitting for a feast  with rice made  of mud , Oh God who lives in Vaikunta.

 

24.Ambadikku oru bhooshanam  ripu  samoohathinnaho bheeshanam,

Painpal venna thayirkku  moshanam , athi kroorathmanaam  peshanam,

Van papathinnu    soshanam  , vanithamarkku   aananda samposhanam,

Nin padam athi bhooshanam  , harathu may  manjeera  sangoshanam.

 

An ornament  to place of cowherds , Great fear    to the group of enemies,

Theft    to the milk  butter  and curd of cows,  The great pounding to all   cruel souls ,

 Lessening   for the effect of great sins, An ornament of joy to all ladies ,

And your  feet  is   greatly ornamental, And let   that sound of   those anklets   steal my attention..

 

25.Ven muthinnum marakathathinnum   marthi nalgum,

Ponmeni randum  orumichu chamanju  nannai,

Nirmayameva   hrudayathil udhippathinnum,

Janmanthare   sukruthamulloru  jevanovaan.

 

For   the two  very   well decorated   bodies,

Which create jealousy   to the   white pearl and emerald,

To  be able to rise   in my    very    weak heart,

I should be a being which has done  good in my previous births.

 

26.Vennkku irannu  vazhiye  maniyum kilukki ,

Kunji karangal   uyarthi   nadanna  neram,

Kannil thelinja  puthu venna  labhichu  ninnor,

Uni kidavu  chiri  poondathu   kandithaavu.

 

While  begging   for butter with   jingling of  bells,

With little hands   outstretched  , when you were   walking,

You stood there with  joy in your eyes on getting new butter,

And would I be  able to see that    baby   with a pretty smile.

 

27. Yennomal ingu  varigayennu   Yasoda  melle ,

Chonnal   magannu  puthu venna koduppathinnai,

Anneram aarthiyode  odi viyarthu veena ,

Kannande  katharatha   kanmathu kouthugam may.

 

I  am interested in seeing the agitation    of Lord Krishna,

When  Yasoda slowly   called  “Oh my little darling come here”,

For giving     her    son    the newly made   butter ,

And at that   time  he ran there  with great desire and fell there.               

 

28.Kannadiyil  kandu kalaya   ramyam,

Kanil thelinjoru   mukharavindam,

Changathi  yennittu  chichu Kannan,

Kannadi  poonunnathu  kandithavu.

 

He saw   the blue lotus like beauty in the mirror,

In his eyes that  lotus like face   was clearly seen,

Krishna  said “Friend”  and then smiled ,

And would I be able to see him endearing the mirror.

 

29.Yelassum mashiyum   chilambu thalayum  kolahalathode  aa,

Melathil   kaliyum chiricha mukhavum , trukkaikalil  thalavum,

Kalikkal podiyum   kalaya   nirayum  karunya vaippum thadhaa,

Bala Krishnan aduthu vannoru  dinam  kandavu kan kondu  jnan.

 

With pendant , kajal  , anklets   and  with  great  fanfare 

Dance   along with drums, smiling face  , armlets  in holy hands ,

With dust  raised by the cattle of cows , with  black colour and merciful emotions,

When child Krishna came near ,  would  I see  him  daily by my eyes.

 

30.Mannil pirannu  sukhame Madhusudanan  than,

Unni kidavu   vadivai   valarunna   kalam,

Vennakku vannu pisakum  punar yennathalli  ,

Pennungal  vere yoridam  karutheedinaar  pol.

 

When the killer  of Madhu  had been born in the earth,

And happily living in the   form  of a young boy,

Thinking that  he will  trouble them for  butter,

It seems the ladies  decided to go elsewhere.

 

31,Pathi thudangiyakidangale ver peduthu  ,

Chuthhum niranju chila kathu kidangale ppol,

Chithadayum kuzhalumai  naduvil kalikkum ,

Katta kidavu kani kaattuga kouthugam may.

 

When Krishna   moved away the cows  crowding around him,

It seems the calves completely filled  up that space,

And I am interested   to see him  , first in the morning,

That boy wearing a short cloth standing in the middle  and playing the flute.

 

32,Unni kku aam unnanam poriga, kalikal ini porum  yennu  amma chennittu,

Unni kkavadu chonnal oru pozhuthathilum, preethi appol kalippan,

Yennomal kku aasayakumbol  variga makane  yennamma  pokunna neramm,

Pinnale  chennu aduthittayi  janani  visakkunu vennan Mukundan.

 

When the  mother  came and told “ baby , Time to take  your food , come ,

And stop the play “ at that  time he was  more interested  in playing ,

And then the mother told “when my darling wishes  , he can come”,

And was going back, Mukunda   went behind her  and told “I am hungry.”

 

33.Manikka kannu konden madiyiloru  dinam  vannu mandam chuzhathi  ,

Preenippippan  upasthe suchiram urasi  nee thanne  innorupayam,

Kanunne nalla poomei kanaka manikalum , kanchiyum kanthipooram,

Poonunnoro  omana chevadiyumaai , vibho  dehi dehi prasadam.

 

One day  Krishna came   to me  , rotating   his    ruby like   eyes   and ,

Stood Rubbing my lap for quite some time as if to please  me  , oh  Krishna ,

You yourself  with great sparkle   and with  your flower like body  dressed in silk  and with ,

A  thread tying the hip in which gems and golden beads are  threaded,

And with your  darling feet  is the alternative, please  give me your blessing.

 

34.Thevarippan irappan thuniyum alavil  thevar  jnan yennu cholli  ,

Ppovellam  choodumappol aruthayi  makane   yenthithennal Yasodha ,

Bhioobaram theerpathinnai mahiyil avatharichoru  sachid swaroopam,

Vaapadi  para mortheedunna   sukruthinimaarkammamarkke   thozhunnen.

 

When Yasoda was trying to sit for worship ,  and when her son  told  that I am the God,

And started  wearing all the flowers, she told  ”No my son , what is this?”,

And  Oh  God  with divine form born to reduce  burden of earth,

My salutations to all  those  blessed mothers who sing about 

You and again and again remember you.

 

35. Narayana yennu japikka kave-

Nnu aromalai parayum  Yasodha,

Nanam  kunungeetu  chirikkumappol,

Narayanan  thanithi vasu devan.

 

When Yasoda   with great affection said,

“Please  chant “Narayana” , oh darling child,”

That  Vasudeva   who himself is Narayana ,

Would   smile   with great  shyness.

 

36.Yenthi kkelkunnathu yembothi yodu  athu veruthekelppan yen kouthukathaal,

Yaenthum paal venna nokki pala palakakalum vachu kunthichoru naal,

Venthingallku  omanathamkalayum  mani mukham  trushnayodu anguyarthi,

Chenthondikku adbutham thedinor adara  putam kondu montheedinaan pol.

 

With a curiosity   of  knowing   what  my Lord   wants ,

I kept several planks with milk and butter  on them before him,

And he lifting his white moon like pretty   face   with  great sense  of want,

Started  drinking them with his lips which makes even  the red fruit wonder about its colour.

 

37.Balathwam poondu mevunna alavoru  dhinam  angu anya  gopalarode ,

Mohathaal  ven murikkin kusuma mathi nuthan mothiram   vithu  pol nee ,

Snehathaal  bhanga bheethyaa  bhatha ramayum   athinnu apriyam bhaviyathe ,

Sevichalenna   lokothama madhurima  jnan kandithavu , krupabdhe .

 

One   day  assuming natural   child hood , in the company  of  Gopa boys,

Due  to desire , it seems you sold your wedding ring in exchange   for a flower of Indian coral tree ,

And  due to love as well as  the fear of split up  , it seems  Goddess Lakshmi  ,

Did not act as if she did not like   it   and   served   you  and oh ocean of mercy  ,

Had  I been lucky enough to see  that   great sweetness of yours.

 

38.Thammil kalichu kalahichu  nilathu veenaar,

Chemme chuvattil vasamai  bala bhadranappol,

Than mel  kidannu  sukhame  Madhu sudanan   than,

Ammakku  anantha sayanam  velivakkinaal pol.

 

They all quarreled  with each other  and  fell on the floor  ,

And at the time  Bala Bhadra   fell down on earth,

And you the killer  Of Madhu  with pleasure lay on the  top of him,

As if  to show   his mother   his usual  sleeping on Anantha.

 

39. Megha  shyamamoredam  , indhu sadrusam,matheda mennigine  ,

Thejassu adbuthamai  bhavichathu  bhavaanmaar   thammil  anyonyamai,

Gadasleshamiyanna   neram  , athu kandu aascharymai  ninnavarkku,

Aakase batha   vama geha  nilayaa  , sriman, parithrahi maam.

 

You  being  on  one side black  like a cloud  and another  side  as white as  moon,

When  both of you hugged   tightly each other  , the wonderful light that emanated,

Those   who saw  it from the sky  ,  stood there   very  greatly   surprised ,

And Oh God   of Vama pura  , Sir  , please  protect me.

 

40.Amme jnan  mannu tineela, thu manasi ninakku illa  viswasamengil,

Chemme  kanennu  melle  cheriya pavizha vaai  katti ammykku  oru naal,

Anneram viswamellam athil anavadhi  kandu amma mohikkum appol,

Amme, amminja nalkennoru   nipunatha  jnan  kandithavu, Mukunda.

 

Mother , I did not eat mud and if in your mind , there is any doubt,

Please  see and when you opened   your small  coral like   and showed it to mother ,

And when your mother saw  several universe  there   and fainted,

And you  with great cleverness asked, “Mother , give me milk” ,

And had I been lucky enough  to see  that  cleverness.

 

41.OOkka  vilpathinnai oruthi theruvil , ponnangu  vannedinaal,

Yekanthe  bhagavan avalkku  kuthukal  nel kori nalgeedinaan,

Maazhkathe  kanakam niranju sukhame  pathrathil , appolavalkku ,

AAkaase maruvunna  divya janavum  kandeedinaar adbutham.

 

When one lady came in the street   to sell pickles ,

When nobody was there , the god with enthusiasm gave her lot of paddy,

And then  without fail  her vessel  was   filled up with gold,

And this was seen with great wonder  by the people crowding the sky.

 

42.Chollum raappakal koombiyum  virikayum   cheynnthenthannu  than,

Chollumbol athinnu athennu  paravaan ookkam kidangalkkaho ,

Yellarkkum sahasaiva thonni yormichellarumai chollinaar,

Ambhojam , jalajam  payojam  mudhajam , padhojam  mennekadhaa.

 

When asked   about the thing  that  shuts and opens at  night and day,

All the children were   enthusiastic to tell   the answer  ,

And all of them together   thought   the answer and told,

That which is Ambhoja , Jalaja , Payoja, mudhaja and Padhoja (all names of  lotus flower )

 

43.Ammakkappal  thikakunnathil  avasatha  poondu , yenne neeki mulakku ,

Yennammakkum preethiyakennu  arisamode  thayir patrhramellam  thakarthaan,

Nirmaryadhathinonnu yethanam athinnu muthirnnamma  nokkedumappol ,

Ammaya  paithal  yethan ural mugalil mudha  kandathum kai thozhunnen.

 

Due to the worry that  the milk was  boiling , when  the mother left him while breast  feeding,

Thinking  that  his mother  should be  satisfied, with mischief he broke in to pieces   the curd pot ,

And when his mother became prepared   and wanted    to  punish him for that  ,

That illusory  child  was seen sitting with happiness on the mortar and I salute  him.

 

44.Sri mevidunna poo mei  uralodu  kayar kondu amma bandhicha neram,

Namam mathonnu Dhamodhara, Jay nithraam yennu   vinnor pukannar ,

Premavesena mandhm maruthukalilide  paanju maangalyam yeki  ,

Sri manamaarkku ambujakshan  dhanapathi thanayanmarkathum kai thozhunnen.

 

When his flower like body in which Goddess Lakshmi lives , was tied to the mortar by a rope by his mother ,

He got a new  name “Dhamodhara”  and the devas praised  victory   to him,

And he with love  slowly   went between two Maruth trees  and blessed  with auspiciousness ,

And I salute that lotus eyed one   who  gave luck to the   sons of Lord  Khubera.

 

45.Nasam paaram  namukennu avidamavarbruhath kananam  kai vedinjittu,

Aasanthe chennu vrundavanamathil  maruvedanamennai oru naal,

Koosathe kananathe  sakata  nirakal otti   thudangi thadhaneem,

Kaisoram poondu dhathri madikalil maruvum  Rama Krishnou Thozhunnen.

 

They thinking that they were suffering great losses, left that   great forest,

And one day decided   to live   in  a place which was   at the far  edge,

And without fear the very  many   bevy of carts started   running,

And I salute Rama and Krishna sitting on their mothers laps feigning babyishness.

 

46,Nandaavanan poale   vana pradesam,

Kunnaya   govardhanavum  viseshaal,

Vrundavanam  kandu thelinju pothi,

Santhapam yennullathu  neekku nee may.

 

With forest area  similar to gardens in heaven,

And specially    along with a hill called  Govardhana,

The  protecting God seeing Brindavana  became  clear ,

And Oh God please remove   sorrow   from me.

 

47.Pasukidavayoru  paapi vannu  ,

Sisukkal  kootathil adutha  neram,

Vasathu  vachangu  vadhichu  Kannan,

Nasikkum allaykilee  viswamellam.

 

One sinner  in the form of a calf came,

And when the children surrounded him,

Krishna subjugated  and killed him,

For otherwise the entire universe would have been destroyed.

 

48.Kalindhi  theeramaarge vana bhuvi  pasupanmarum onnichu melle ,

Govrundham mechu meveedunna bhuvanapathe  , Krishna, Karunya Sindho,

Aakunnen alla trukkaladi  yodu anavathinnasu , jnan yenthu cheyvu,

Moham neengum prakaram vazhi tharika vibho  vama gehadhi vasin.

 

Slowly in the company of cattle herd boys , in the banks  of river Yamuna,

You  the lord of earth  , the Krishna and  the sea of mercy ,  was herding the cows,

And what should I do because I was  not able     to merge   with your  holy feet ,

And Oh Lord of Vamapura please do something so that  my desire is fulfilled.

 

49. AAkkam kalarnna thirumeni vizhunguvaanai,

Kokkum pilarnnu  valiyoru Bhakam varumbol,

Chikkennu vannu gathi nalgi vinodhamode ,

Sakrannu  modhamaruleedunna  they  namasthe.

 

When  a big stork  with its opened  beaks  ,

Was  approaching  to swallow your auspicious self,

You  very quickly gave him  salvation  sportingly  ,

And my salutations to you who was making Indra  happy.

 

50.Peeli kaar mudi  kaal thalirpodiyumethittu ottozhinjangine  ,

THalathil kuzhalum , Khubera   nadayum , gopalarum gokkalum,

Bala sthreegal uzhannu vennu  vazhiyil paarkunna sowbhagyavum,

Melathode yezhnnulleedu nnoru dinam , kandavu kan kondu jnan.

 

If only I am  able to see   one day with my own eyes  ,  the  procession,

Accompanied    by  musical tempo  ,  your  disheveled black hair,

Adorned with  peacock feather , due to the dust raised by your feet,

The  music of the flute , your royal walk , cowherds ,cows,

And the lucky rest   that  you take  when  you feel  that  the young girls  are tired.

 

51.Kannan koodathe  vannam peruginoru  perum pambinullil  kadannar ,

Yennam koodathe  gopalarum athinidayil  gokalum  chernnu oru naal,

Anneram thanum ulpukku, avannu gathi koduthu aasu  , moorchichaverkkum,

Dandam koodathe ponnan  athu pozhuthasuuran  chennu  sayujyam aarnnan.

 

Without  lord Krishna , the innumerable  gopa boys    and the   cows , one day,

Entered   a very stout  python  and at that   time  you also entered  inside ,

And  you killed    him  and quickly  removed   all pains  ,

To all those who have fainted  and by that time, that snake  attained salvation.

 

52.Trukkayyil kabalnnavum  viralgalil  saaropadamsangalum  ,

Pothum kombumudhaara  pathravum  idam kakshe vahan kouthukaal,

Vasthranthe madiyil darichu mulraleem, gopalarum thanumai  ,

Swargathil  ullavar  nokki nilke yajanadhyakshan bhujicheedinaan.

 

With a ball of cooked rice  in divine hand , with  cooked vegetables in his  fingers,

With a cloth covering him, with  a stick and broad leaf for taking food tucked in his arm pits,

With the  flute   tied   at the end of his cloth, he along with the cow herd boys,

The chief of  the Yagna(sacrifice)  took food   when the people in heaven  were seeing it.

 

53.Unni karangalil  uruttiya chorumaai  ,

Unni kidaangal oru poale chamanjasangyam,

Onnichurunnu  urula yunmathukandam  undum,

Vennakirannavan athin naduve  nirannu.

 

With balls  of cooked rice   in their  baby hands ,

When the innumerable  well made   up children,

Sat together  and were eating , the beggar of butter,

Sat in the middle of all of them and seemed to be eating with them.

 

54.Vathsasthomam Mukundan vana bhuvi pasupanmarumai mecha  kaalam,

Vathsa  stheyam vidhadhavu avivasathayil vrudhaa, cheythu nirvinnan aayaan,

Vathsasthomathe  nokkum pozhuthu makudavum hara peethmbara   sri-,

Vathsathode vilangee bhuvanam akhilavum  kandu Vishnu  swaroopam.

 

When Lord  Krishna   along with   the cattle herd  boys was  herding the herd of cows,

Lord Brahma   who stole those cows, did it for nothing   and became greatly   disappointed ,

For when he saw   the   herd of cows , he saw   the crown, the garland  ,

Along with Sri Vathsa all over the world taking their forms and were filling the world.

 

55.Kazhutha  dehamedutha  dhenukan than,

Pazhuthil chennu pidichu   ramanodai ,

Kazhalil thanne  pidichu  nigrahiichittu  ,

Azhagil thala phalangal aaswadhichaan.

 

The Dhenukasura taking the form of a donkey,

When occasion arose   went and caught  Balarama,

Who  caught hold him  on his leg itself  and killed him,

And  enjoyed   eating fruits of Palmyra with prettiness.

 

 56.Thanner mukki  kudikkum pozhuthu  kodu visham   thatti  mohichu  veenor,

Unni gopalare  kandoru   dhinam udane  chennu  Karunya  vegaal  ,

Unnikkal kondu vannamperiya   phanivaran thanne mardhichu pinne  ,

Dandam koodathu  ayacheedina parama vibho , ninne jnan kai  thozhunnen.

 

Seeing the little cowherds  who  fainted and fell  when taking  water and drinking

That same day  with the speed of mercy you went immediately   there ,

And with your little hands  you took  the very fat   snake and beat him,

But send him away   without sorrow , Oh divine lord , I salute   you.

 

57.Kalindhi theera dese nisi vana dahanan vannu chuthum chuzhannu.

Kalunnor aadhiyode pasupa kulam unarnnuodi angottu  uzhannu  ,

Cheelennu  kattu  theeye   thiru mukha kamalam  kondu Kannan  nukarnnu  ,

Naal onnee vannam  ooro kalikal palavum  aakkanananthe   thudarnnu.

 

In the shores  of Yamuna  at night the fire came and surrounded  everywhere ,

And due  to great sorrow  the cowherd clan  ran   hither   and there ,

And at that   time Krishna   with his divine lotus face  drank the fire  with interest ,

And like this daily   different and different  events   took place.

 

58.Pralamban yennulla  asurendran orthaal,

Alambusan than   asararathre ,

Chara charangalkku   sukham varuthaan,

Halayudhan  konnaruli   vinodhaal.

 

The king of Asuras Pralambha   and  ,

Alambusha   are   very great   asuras,

And for bringing comfort  to moving and non moving beings,

Lord Balarama  killed them  as if it was a sport.

 

59.Dhoore  poyangu munja adaviyil oru  dhinam gokkal  gopalarellam,

Parikkum kattu theeyil naduvil udan   akapettu  muttunna neram,

Nere poi chennupaarkkum karunayodavarekannu chimmichu   chuthum,

Poorichoragniye cherthathu thiruvadanam kondathum kai thozhunnen.

 

When they went once in the forest  of munja grass, the cows and cow herd boys,

Were caught   in the center  of the spreading fire and were suffocating ,

When you went and saw them directly  and made them close their eyes with mercy,

And completely took the fire   by your face and I salute you.

 

60. Venalkkalam  kulir  kalavum  idi tha kar  pey mazha kalam poi,

Manichu hanthaVrundavana  athathu  vilasangal  kondu ambujaakshan,

Vanikkarkku adbuthanneyoru  pozhuthum abhedena nalgunnathellaM,

Dhyanikkunna neram  ottottu  anubhavamarivennakilum vannithaavu.

 

The lotus eyed one was   very happy   with the changing looks   of,

Brindavan during  summer , winter  and  heavy rain season with thunder,

And the   devas   were wonderstruck due to  your without difference,

And though  they knew this ,they only get things according to their experience.

 

61.Peeli kannum aninju pillar naduve , Kannan kalikunnathum,

Seelakedugal melkkulmal  anudhinam vevere kattunnathum,

Bala kaminimaar   vizhutha thugil varikondu olikunnathum,

Chale kan mizhi kondu kanmathinnujnan yennekothikunnavvan.

 

Wearing a peacock feather  Lord Krishna  was  playing  in the middle of boys,

Doing more  and more   different misdeeds  day after  day,

Gathering   the cloths   left by the   young lovers and hiding them,

Are things that  I greatly desire  to see  directly    with my eyes.

 

62.Chollerum Brahmana sthree  janamavar vasamakeedum   annam bhujippan,

Nallouthsukhya ulkondoru  divas am yezhunelli  dhooram vananthe  ,

Melle Gopalarum  gokkalum  athinida chernnu  yettanum thanumai  chernnu,

Ullasam poondu  mevidina thiruudal  kandavu kan kondu orunnal.

 

For eating the rice  prepared   by the famous   Brahmin ladies,

With  great desire, one day you went very far  off in the forest,

And slowly   the cowherd boys , cows   as well as   your brother ,

Joined   and had I been able to see that  with my eyes  one day.

 

63.Konjikka kondu kunji pasuparodu  kalichum mudhaa vallaveenaam,

Vanjichum  chitha padmam  madhura murali  kondu aage viswam jayichum,

Kunji kai kondu  kunnin kuda  thirumudiyil choodi  ninnoru nin mei,

Nenjil thonnenam aapal ganam anavadhiyai  vannu veezhumbozh yellam.

 

Alwaysplaying with the cowherd boys since they fondled you ,

Deceiving the Gopis , winning over  the mind of entire world by the music of your flute,

 You  with your tiny hands  lifted the hill  and  stood holding  it over   your head,

And this should come before my mind when I am faced with groups of dangers.

 

64.Varnikkavalla  Vishno, thava guna ganam oronnu , seshannu  polum,

Kannil  kanunnavarkku  yenthithu vishayadhiyaam yengilum   prarthaye jnan,

Vinnil koodum  janangalkku adhipan avasanai  vannu kai koopi veenor,

Unni trukkalorikkal  manasi mama  Darikkai varenam  krupaabdhe.

 

Oh Vishnu , even Adhisesha cannot adequately describe your good qualities,

And this may appear to those who see this as   an ordinary matter ,

But oh sea  of mercy , I should be  able to see  at least once,  your tiny holy feet,

Which is  worshipped   and saluted by the king  of those who stand in the sky.

 

65.Nandan chennangu mungeedunna vazhi varunan thande lokathu chennan,

Anneram   nandajan than Varuna puriyil ulpukku kondingu ponnan,

Bandhukkalkku okkeyum  than anubhavamuralibindhu nadandham appol,

Yenthaam avannam  yennakilum  athinumaham  pathramalle  Mukunda.

 

When Nanda   went and dipped in water, through that   way he went to land Of Varuna,

And at the time  son of Nanda went to the town of Varuna and brought him back,

And he blessed    all his relatives  by the experience   of hearing  the sound of wisdom ,

And Oh Mukunda , am I also not eligible to that type of blessing one of these days.

 

66.Indindarangal  muralunnathum indiresan,

Mandham  thudangiya  kuzhal dwaniyum  vanathe ,

Onnichu chennu  tharunakshikalodu chonnar  ,

Vrundavanathil  varuvaan avar dhootharovaan.

 

The humming sound of bees  and the music,

Of Flute  slowly started by Lord of Lakshmi ,

Went together  in to the forest  and  requested,

The young eyed ladies  to come to Brindavan,

It appears   that  they are   both his  messangers.

 

67. Thoo vennilavu  viravil  theliyunna neram  ,

Poovinnullam  parimalam choriyunna neram,

Kar vanna kuzhaleduthu vilicha   neram,

Neel kannimaar uzharivannathu kaamnano jnan.

 

When pure white light  of the moon becomes clear,

When the   scent  inside is sprayed  by   the flowers,

And when the black one  called  them  using   the flute ,

Would I be able to see  the long eyed ones coming speedily?

 

68.Anga bangi kandu kandu anangan maal pinanju  mevum,

Angana janathode mnam kalarnna madhavan  ,

Ranga nadhan yenuper pugazhnna nadhan innu yenikku,

SAnga nasam yennu chonna mangalam tharename .

 

Those ladies who seeing the prettiness  of your body,

Became weak due  to passionate love , Oh Madhava  ,

Who  has become famous   as Ranganadha , please ,

Give me  auspiciousness by killing my desire for domestic things.

 

69.Chenthamara  poo malarmala  moulow,

Chenthamarakannan aninju  nannai  ,

Vrundavanathil  kuzhal oothum akkoppu ,

Onnakilum chethasi  kandithavu.

 

Krishna   wore  garland of red lotus flowers

Well on the head  and   was   singing  ,

Using his   flute   in Brindavan,

If Only   I could    see  it once in my mind.

 

70.Vrundavathil yezhunelli vilasamode ,

Mandara mala kuzhal peeligal  pondu nannai,

Pennungalodum ida chernnu nilavu thorum,

Kannan kalicha  kali ambodu kaanmano jnan.

 

Would I be able to see  the play  of Lord Krishna  ,

Who came in Brindavan  with grace of passion,

Wore garland  of mandara flowers,  flute  and peacock feathers,

And played   mixing   along with ladies on full  moon days.

 

71.Gopa sthreegal  maranju poya  thiru mei kandittu  kouthuhalaal,

Marathum mula melum   asya kamalam than melum  asleshitham,

Srimal chevadi moovadikku bhuvanam  vennedum  ojassode  ,

Chetassingal  udhippathinnu sukrutham  poraanju iranneedineen.

 

Since   I am not lucky enough   to see   that feet   which was hugged,

By Gopa  maidens  on their chests , breasts and lotus like faces  ,

Which measured  all  the three  worlds .and I remained ,

Without  having done sufficient good deeds , so that I could se them in my mind.

 

72.Vattapor konga mottum thadavi  muraharan   melle  vatta kalikkai,

Mattolum vanimaar than idayil  marathakam poale chernnu  vilangi,

Vaatam varathe   thalam  thari vala kadakam  noopurathodinangi ,

Pushtanandhena  nilkkum  muzhu mathi yathil ammaru geethangal  pongi.

 

The killer of Mura , caressing   the round ready to battle   breasts  of those  ,

Ladies talking prettily , shone like an emerald  and got ready  for the  round game(rasa leela),

And to see  to it that  they do not get tired  on that night of  full moon with ebbing joy,

The anklets  , armlets   and bangles  raised  music  along with suitable beats.

 

73. Peeli kaar mudi chanjathum   thirumukham  melle  viyarkunnathum,

Chala kan mizhi kondu kaminikale kamicha   naipunyavum ,

Neela kar mukhil varnavum  thiruvudal kulloru sourabhyavum,

Bala kaminimar mayangi nathumen kan kondu kandaavu jnan.

 

If Only,  I  have been able    to see   with my eyes  , the  bending  ,

Of the black hair adorned with peacock featers,

The slight   sweating   of his divine face  , the expertise ,

With which he loved his darlings  with his   very pretty eyes ,

His colour resembling   the blue clouds , the  scent of  his divine body,

And  the   fainting of his   young lovely girls.

 

74.Yekanthe  deva yathraavidhiyil adhikamam ambika kananathil,

Pookunnor  yadavanmaar , athil oru ahivaran nandane chennu   thinnan,

Vegam trukkalu konde gathiyaruliyavan , pandu vidhyadharan pol,

Sokam neekeeda vannam  manasi  Madhu ripo , mangalam  dehi mahyam.

 

During  the visit of Yadavas   to   Ambika forest , at the time  the  ritual visits alone  ,

During the procession of God  , One great serpent swallowed Nanda Gopa,

And immediately you  killed him  and it seems , he was  a Vidhyadhara ,

Oh enemy of Madhu , remove the sorrow  from my mind and grant me auspiciousness.

 

75.Angana janatheyum  pidichu kondu mandinoru,

Sankha choodane kadichavande  mouli rathnavum,

Thangalakki mellave  halayudhannu nalgeenoru,

Pankajaksha  nin krupaykku  pathramakkuka yenneyum.

 

Oh lotus eyed one who killed   Sankhachooda  ,

Who abducted  and ran along  with  the  ladies ,

And took away the gem from his head  and gave it to Balarama,

Please  make  me also the receiver  of your grace.

 

76.Arishtan yennoru  dushtanalulla,

Arishtam annattinu  thattiyappol,

Garishtanam nee  kola cheytha sesham,

Varishtamayulla  padam labhichan.

 

When due to a very bad  fellow called Arishta,

The country  suffered   hardships ,

You who are very strong,  killed   him,

And   that  bad one got  a very high position.

 

77.Chale  kkaannaya  neela kuthira  viruthanaam kesi nasam varuthaan,

Neelakar varna , ninnodu  arisamodu muthirnnonnu nerittu paanjaan,

Bala kkai  vayilakkeettu arim ara nimisham  kondu konnan triloke  ,

Maalake theerthu maayaviyam asurane  konnathum kai thozhunnen.

 

When the expert  Kesi  in the form the blue horse came directly to  destroy  you ,

Oh  god who is blue like a cloud, with anger  he directly jumped   at you,

And you using you put , your   hands of a child , in his mouth and killed  the enemy in a half a minute ,

And put an end to the troubles of the world by putting an  end to that magical asura, I salute you.

 

78.Nalekku  naale  Madhrapuriyinnu kaanaam,

Nalika nethra thava mathula nigraham may,

Kelennu Narada muni  Sthuthi cheytha nee than,

Palichu kolga parameswara  Padmanabha.

 

Oh Lotus eyed one who was  praised  and  told by sage  Narada ,

That  you would see city of Mathura , very soon,

And you would kill  your maternal uncle there ,.

Oh Great God , Oh Padmanabha  please  protect me.

 

79.Akrooran mikkathum mel varuvathu vazhiyinullil orthorthu vannan,

Vyagram kai vittu trukkal podiyil avasanai , hantha veenurundaan ,

Nilkkunnu pai karukunnathum azhakodu kanda adbuthanmar Bhavanmaar ,

Agre than orthathellam, avan anubhavichana , aho BHagyasali.

 

Akroora mainly thought and thought of things likely to come on his way,

Alas, He left his worries  and with tiresomeness  rolled in the dust round the divine feet,

He saw  both of you as wonderful kids who were watching the milking of the cow,

And  that lucky person   experienced all  that he thought of earlier.

 

80.Akroorakku   ottumi krooratha ruchirathayallennu  gopi janaam,

Okke koodumbozh undai  murakal Upanishad  geetham yellam athathre ,

Akkalindhi jaltahil  pranaya vivasanai   thanneyum seshaneyum,

Bhakthanambodu  kanichadhamadhura puriyil, chennathum kai thozhunnen.

 

The Gopis told that ,  this cruelty  is not at all suitable to Akroora,

And all those  complaints together  it seems became the song of Upanishads,

And then he showed  to Akroora himself and Adhisesha ,  being lovelorn ,

In that  water of Yamuna  and  they reached  Mathura  and I salute them.

 

81,Vasthrangal kanasham alakki alakki nankum,

Salkarmamanda   rajakannu  nimesha mathram,

Trikai kondadi koduthu, avanulla  papam,

Chikkennu  pokki yezhunelliyathum  thozhunnen.

 

To the washer man ,  who does   the good service,

Of washing  and washing and removing the dirt of cloths,

You  gave a beating within a second  and thus speedily ,

Removed all his sins and proceeded , and I salute you.

 

82.Changathimaar  palarumai orumichu  nallor,

Angadi pukku  thervoode nadakkum appol,

Mangathe  vasthra kusumadhikal  angum ingum,

Sammanamaanda  bhagwanitha kai thozhunnen.

 

Along with several of his friends  , he entered  ,

A good market place  and when he was walking in the street,

Without any hesitation that God  took  several presents  ,

Of cloths and flowers and to him   salute.

 

83. Angam kunnoru dasim alivodaval  kodutha angaraga prasadaal,

Angam nerakkiyappol avalum azhagu kandu angaja branthi poondaal,

Mangathe Manmatha kuthinnu punar  oru naal  chennittu  anekam,

Mangalyam  kai valartheedunna bhuvanapathe, Krishna  thubhyam namosthu.

 

Becoming happy  due to the self decorating   gifts by  ,one hunch backed  servant maid 

When you made her   body straight , seeing your beauty , she became madly in love with you,

And without  hesitation you went again to her   , another day  and after engaging in  love making,

And gave her several auspicious   blessings, Oh king of the world , I salute you Krishna.

 

84. Yachichavarkku  avaravarkku samastha papam,

Mochichu  thalkshana m   athe parayendathullu,

Poojichu  vecha kula villum odichu  melle,

Modhichu ponnumaruveedinathum thozhunnen.

 

To all those who  requested you  , you  saved  them,

From all their sins immediately , I need to tell only this,

And later   you broke   the bow which has been worshipped,

And happily   returned to reside  it there itself  and for that  I salute you.

 

85.Chollerum kola kopmbanaam  Kuvalayapedathodu yethunnathum,

Mallanmaarodu neridunnathum , udan kaivalyamekunnathum,

Melle mathulane  pidichu sahasaa , kai kondu kollunnathum,

Kalyanam jananikku nalkinathum  yen Govinda , kai koopinen.

 

You went very near  the very notorious murderous elephant Kuvalayapeeda,

Fought  with the wrestlers  and gave  them salvation immediately  ,

Slowly caught hold of your  uncle    and killed him with your  own hand,

And then gave   happiness  to your  mother, Oh Govinda, I salute you.

 

86.Manikkumbol  manassum  mathiyum  athisayam kondu varnnikum appol,

Vanikkum poi adutheedaruthu  batha jagan mohananthe  mahathwam,

AAnakombum   darichu   yettanum anjujanumai   chennathum ranga dese  ,

Dhyanikkumbol  uducheeduga  manasi sadaa  Vasudeva praseedha.

 

When I respect you  , my mind and brain becomes filled with  wonder,

And when I try to describe you , Even Goddess Saraswathi is not able  ,

To tell about your greatness  Oh  prettiest one in the   world,

And  I meditate on how your elder brother   and you  ,

Wearing  the tusk of elephant   and went to the  field of war 

And Oh Vasudeva  , please always be present  in my mind.

 

87.Thanne thanne  oronnu  kandu  janakanum  ammakkum yndai  Vibho,

Kannan  kevalanennu    thathra  pitharou , bhakthya  pugazhtheedinaar,

Soundaryadhikal  vasa bhoomi  thiru mai  poranju  uzhaneedum  ,

Akannan  kar mukhil varnane  , manasi  ponnu aavirbhavikkename .

 

After seeing personally various  things , your father and mother  , oh Lord,

They understood  that Krishna  is a chosen one and praised you  with devotion,

And that  Krishna  , if  all the  prettiness  of your body gets worried , because ,

Your pretty body is not sufficient for them to live  , Oh God with colour of black cloud,

Then please   come    and   rise up in  my mind.

 

88.Vaikunneram guru sthreevachanam upakarnya thanum  kuchelan,

Maazhkaathe bhagyavaan  angu avar iruvarumai indhanathinnu poyaar,

Peyyum pemariyellam mudiyil  virugumai  yethu kaiyum pidichittu,

Ayyo kashtam prabathatholam  adaviyile  ninnathum kai  thozhunnen.

 

In the evening you heard the   wishes  of the wife of the Guru, you and Kuchela,

Without any hesitation together   went to collect firewood    from the forest,

And your heads  along with the fire wood were drenched by the  torrential rain ,

And alas you both stood till  it became morning . I salute   you .

 

89.Mumbe thaan guru dakshinakku   guruvodu   anveshanam  cheytha pothu,

Ambodhou sahasaa  maricha makanekaanmaan kothicheedinaar,

Gambheeryathodepancha janya ninadham kettu anthakan sambramichu,

Ambodekina balane  guruvinai kanichu  nee pahi maam.

 

When you enquired with your guru   for the fee  that  you should give ,

He wanted  with great eagerness  to see  his son  who died  by falling in water ,

Hearing the sound of the regal sound of Panchajanya , the God of death,

Was scared   and You then showed  the lad whom he lovingly gave ,  to your Guru, Please protect me.

 

90.Yekanthe  samsayam   may thava  pada kamalam  kondu bhoolokamippol,

Vaikundam thanithennayathu  pozhuthu mahalokar Vaikunda vaasin ,

Vaikundam  nokki  vazhunnavar   avani thalam thanne  vandhikkumappol,

Kai koopenda yennu yenikko  mura madhana vibho, Hantha  sandhipinekko.

 

I have  got a secret doubt , for when,  the earth due to   the contact of your feet,

Has become  Vaikunda itself . all the people of this world, Oh  Lord who lives in Vaikunda,

Who  are living with a hope to see Vaikunda , should   actually salute the earth itself,

And so oh Lord who killed Mura  , should I salute you  or  Sandheepini.

 

91.Preethyaa  kanthan niyogichazhal  kalavathinnai   , udhavan  vannithappol,

Athyaa vegaal viyogathuyirkal madhukarathodasesham paranjaar,

Thathwam chithe  daricha pozhuthu virahajam  dukhamellam  jayichaar,

Yetheedum  bhakthi kondu udhavarum avide ya gopikalkkai  namichaan.

 

Due to being sent by their Lord  to remove their love sickness , at that time  Udhava  came,

And they who have been telling  the  sorrow caused by parting    to the  bees.

When they understood the  philosophy told by Udhava , won over  the sorrow  of parting ,

And seeing    their great devotion , Udhava  at that place   saluted the Gopis.

 

92.Akroorane  kandu adha Hasthi pooryaam,

kroora  Duryodhana  vruthamellam,

Akrooramaam paandavar   vruthavum  ,

Thanagre   darikkum  haraye   namosthu.

 

By sending Akroora   to Hasathinapura

You understood the cruel  news  of Duryodhana,

And  the  non cruel  news about Pandavas,

And understood the situation  and salutations to that  Lord Vishnu.

 

93.Mushkerum  yavanande mumbil   Muchukundan  thanne yortheettudan ,

Vekkam parthu adhamaagadhan varavilum vegam nadicheedinaan,

Durgam theerthadhaREvathi ramananodonnichu mevum Vibho,

Trukkal  kandu   namaskarippathinnu orikkale  varichiddunnen.

 

Remembering Muchukunda in front of the proud  Kalayavana,

Seeing   the speed with which Jarasandha , the king of Magadha came,

Acting  as if there is a problem  you constructed  a fort and  ,Oh lord,

You started  living there along with husband of Revathi ,

Now itself   I choose  to  see your divine feet and salute  it.

 

94.VElikku thanne  Sisupalan orikkal vannan,

Nalika nethranum  aduthu  yezhunnelli  ninnan,

Kolahalathode  agajaapuriyinnu  pombol,

Aalolanethra , garuda dwajanodu   ananjaal.

 

Sisupala  once came to the wedding itself,

And the  lotus eyed one also  went and stood  near ,

And with great luxury  , when they were going to the town of Parvathi ,

Thel ady with the moving eyes  joined with  Him  who has Garuda in his flag.

 

95.Pradhyumnadhikal   yethrayundu bhavathaa, paschad  avarkku  yethravaan,

Puthranmaar Anirudhathikalum yellarkkum  namikkunnu jnan,

Prathyekam  guna karma morthu  parvaanamalla Banasuran,

Hastha chedanamonnu  Hasthinapuri  niryana  mithyadhikal.

 

For all those  Pradhyumnas who are there  as yours,

And anirudhas who are  there who are  sons of them, I salute  to all of them,

I am not able remember  and tell the particular  good deeds done by you,

For there are many like cutting of hands of Banasura   and the killing at  Hasthinapura.

 

96.SAmmodham poondu  velppan abhiruchi  perutha SAthyabhamaykkal yenno,

Kanmano  Jambhavane  pranaya nidhiye nee, dur yasassu onnu theerthu  ,

Kan mayathe pugazhtheedaruthu thava para brahmame mandamandam,

Pen mankyangale  yenmarrkkum oru anubhavamai theernna  ninne thozhunnen.

 

When you were gladly interested    in marrying SAthyabhama  , did you not,

See Jambhavaan , removed your notoriety and married that  treasure of love.

Oh  Divine Brahmam , your sleight of hand cannot be praised    that  easily,

I salute you who had become an experience to those  eight   gems.

 

97.Mai kannimaar  pathinaaru  sahasram onnichu,

Ulkandayaa  thadanubhouma grahe labhichaan,

Akkousalangal ariyaanju  muneendranum poi,

Chakram thirinju BHavangalil  yennu  kelppu.

 

Sixteen thousand kajal  eyed  pretty damsels together ,

Who were   worried , were  got by  you  from Narakasura(son of earth) ’s house ,

And not knowing your tricks , the king of sages(Narada) ,

It seems wandered  ,and searched in several houses and suffered.

 

98.Darvathyaam  bhavane  sutheshu pathinaarayiram  moorthiyai,

Sri Bharathavine   ninne nirmala gunaan  vevere kai koopinen,

Saapthnyam  thadavum  mahendraneyudan , jithwa harichangu aho,

Samarthyathodu  sathyabhamayudane poongavu  kalpadrumam.

 

In the houses  of Dwaraka   you took  sixteen thousand   forms,

Oh  husband of Lakshmi and I salute each of these sixteen thousand forms,

After  winning  over great Devendra who feigned enmity  ,you who defeated,

With great cleverness  got the Kalpaka vruksha for the  garden of Sathyabhama.

 

99.Yenthavu viprasaapaal nrugan avasathayaa  pandu pande kidannan,

Ondhayittu anthu dese nibruthamathu balaal, balakanmaar paranjaar,

SAnthapam   theerthu aduthangu avan anavadhi cheythoru  dhanangalellam,

Bandhukkal kullil aakeetu  avanu   gathi koduthoru  thubhyam namasthe.

 

Due to the curse of a Brahmin,  a king called Nruga was for a long time ,

Lying as a chameleon secretly in a well   and this was told  to you by children,

You   put an end to his sorrow by giving away , that  the blessings he got earlier by giving several charities,

all his relatives and gave him salvation And my salutations to you.

 

100.Vaa vaa yennu vilichu kelipuranai  leelakku kalindhiye,

Bhavaalonnu pakarnnumathatha  kalarnnu yenthethu  pokunnitho,

Kopala kari kondu nere kuzhiye thondi dinaan bhavan,

Thapa aakarshanamennthu yengal ureeletanandha   neelambara.

 

He called  Yamuna to come  for playing in a playful mood,

And since she was going elsewhere  and his  mood changed ,

And with anger, he  lead   her   to a  ditch made  by his plough,

And oh God dressed in blue cloths, draw away my sorrow  and bless me.

 

101.Thanne snehamiyannavakku nimisham , dweshichavarkkum balal,

Thannepoale  chamanjavarkku murali kaivalyamalle Vibho,

Thanne than ariyanju  khinnamathiyai   ninnodu irannidinor  ,

Yenna kana vasam krupalaya , Jaya Sri Vama gehalaya.

 

To those   who loved you  , to those  who hated you  as well,

Those who put on your form  without your consent  (poundra Vasudeva) , you gave salvation,

And oh temple of mercy  please  see  my weakness in  being,

Not knowing  myself and being of weak intellect , Victory to  the Vamapureeswara.

 

102.Trukkayyal  maranam varenam athinai pandeyiriukkunnavan,

Chol kollum vividhan  mudhaa musali than ambadiyil chenna naal,

Mai kannar palarodumai  Madhu madham poorichu  mevunnavan,.

Trukkayyal maranam labhichu para loke poi sukhicheedinaan.

 

When the famous  Vividha (who was a  monkey)who wanted to be killed by Balarama,

Went to his place when Balarama   was happily spending   time,

With several damsels   and under   the  influence of liquor,

He   got salvation   and lived happily in the other world as he was killed by you.

 

103.Puthranmar , pathnimar   yennivarodu  sukhame  , nithyavum dwaravathyaam,

Prathwee bhajyaam grahasthasrama vidhi upadesichu kondu achyuthan than,

Nithyathma  nithya dhaanadhikal niyatham orukkunnathum  than male poy,

Asthane chernnu darmaadhikal  viravil vicharippathum kai thozhunnen.

 

Achyutha lived in Dwaraka   along with his sons, wives  , daily ,

Serving the earth, teaching  the dharma of a householder,

And that divine soul  daily   did  daily charities  and he himself,

Called  the courtiers  and enquired about  dharmic actions, I salute him.

 

104.Kooki kozhi vananthare virakumai , ninnannu  raave  thadhaa,

Kooki  kokilavanimaar kuchathate mevidum annalilum ,

Kookum kozhikal thammilulla sukrtham  soure paranjeeduvaan ,

Akunnilla  characharangalilum undu athyantha  gathyantharam.

 

When you were  standing   in the forest  along with firewood , birds of death crowed,

And on the days when you were lying on their breasts the pretty ladies  they made moaning sound,

Oh God born in Soora senas’s clan, I am not   able to tell about the blessing of these crowing,

For between  the moving and non moving beings there   is a lot of difference.

 

105.Karagrahathil  narapaalar  paranja vakkum ,

Sri Naradokthiyum   athil karaneya madou,

Srimanoduddhavarodu  yengane yennathekum,

Premathuram  thirumukham  thava kaanmano jnan.

 

After hearing  the words of the kings , released from the custody  of  Jarasandha ,

As well as the   words of sage Narada ,your  enquiring ,

About what should be done  first ,   with  Udhava,

With a face drenching love , which when shall I see.

 

106.Indraprasthathil  indra Priya suthane ninachullor outhsukhya vegaal,

Vannittu abhemanaleMagadha pathiyeyum konnu nadum jayichaan,

Dhanyathma raja sooyam  narapathi batha sadichathum Darmajan,

THanonnai chaidhyanappol Madhu madana, BHavanodathum kai thozhunnen.

 

Due to the worry about the darling son of Indra(Arjuna)  in Indraprastha ,

You   got  the king of Magadha(jarsandha) killed by BHeema and won his country,

And  the very good king Yudhishtra could complete  the Rajasooya sacrifice,

And OH killer of Madhu , you alone then killed king of Chedhi(shisupala)  and I salute you sir.

 

107.SAlwan vannu achane konnor  arivu  kuranjathonnangeekarichittu,

Yellam poi chennu  vannedunna   gathiyavanum nalkinaan yeka bhavam,

Kalyanangalkku moolam   thava  pada kamalam seva cheythavathellam ,

Nirlajjam keerthanam cheyvathu kimapi chevi kolga vamalayesa.

 

After  recognizing   the knowledge   that  Salwa   killed your father (mayavasudeva),

You gave him  the fate  that will come at the end to all  , as well as oneness  with you,

And the  root of all auspiciousness   is service    to your lotus  like feet,

As well  as singing  praise about you without shame, and so please hear this Oh Lord of Vamapura.

 

108.Sri Raman Theertha yathraavidhiyil asurane konnu  punyapradesan,

Sri Kasi, Kanchiu, Kaverikal, Madhu mahendradhiKanyakumari,

Sriraman SEthu bandhichu avidamoru Danushkoti yenningane thaan,

Oronne  seva  cheythangumala mathi mudha vannathum, kai thozhunnen.

 

During the penance of pilgrimage  , Balarama killed  an asura ,

Visited holy places  like Benares, Kanchipuram , mahendram, Kanyakumari,

Dhanushkodi where  Sri Rama  has built  a bridge across the sea ,

Did service in those places and retrned with a  happy and clear mind, I salute him.

 

109.Nirmaayam  thaan kuchelan  dwijavaran avidam  vittu verittu vettan,

Unmanillanju alanjaan  punar oru   divasam  dwarakaam  kandu chonnan,

SAmmodham  poondirunnan  avilari  thirumul kazhcha vechaan prabathe  ,

Brahmandhena ponnan  dhanadane  vibhavam kondu  vekkam jayichaan.

 

Kuchela, the great Brahmi  who was   very sincere left that place on marrying elsewhere,

Wandered here and there  without money for food, and one day came to Dwaraka   , saw Krishna,

Spend his time happily there  and in the morning kept “Beaten rice”   as divine offering,

And returned back with great happiness , and  then by his wealth defeated even Khubera.

 

110.Akkalathu udan  athya apoorvam ulavaya arkko aparagam thadhaa ,

Chol kollunna  Samantha panchakamaho  theerthinnu yethum vibho,

Agre babdhu janangal okke yavide  koodi  sukhichu ottu naal ,

Achande  yajanam kazhichu puriyil porum hare paahi  maam.

 

At that time there occurred a very rare   solar   eclipse ,

And you went to the   famous sacred water called  “Samantha Panchakam”,

And there even  before all your   relatives gathered  and enjoyed for several days,

And you conducted  your father’s yaga there, and please  protect me.

 

111.Than kayyennu parichakamasannu ashubam cheythoru pai thangale,

Samnthoshathodu kaankayaal kuthukamundu ammakku athum kondu nee,

Thangal bhakthi mathaam varishtan asuran vazhunna lokathu poi,

Kodanu  amma anugrahichathu mudhaa, moordhnaa labhicheedinaan.

 

Due to the fact that  your mother   would be happy to see ,

Those babies  snatched and killed by the dirty hands of Kamsa,

You went to the world where the asura (Mahabali) ,   who was  your great devotee , lived,

And brought and gave them to your mother  and got a happy  blessing from her.

 

112.Parthannu  athma sahodareem  azhakuthai  sadhyam varuthunnathum,

Kathum thiyyathayachu dushtaneyum   achakram dahikkunnathum,

Bhakthan asrutha devanum mithilanum  moksham kodukkunnathum ,

Preethyaa nin charithangal  nithyavum aho chithe labhikkename.

 

 The act of  giving your very dear   sister   to  Arjuna in a proper manner,

The act of killing  a bad man by sending the raging fire  of the Sudarsana wheel,

The act of giving   salvation  to devotees  called Srutha deva and king of Mithila(Bahulaswa),

And such similar stories about you should be available    to me.

 

113.Pruthwee devande  patham thanayanudan aho maranjaan    Arjunan thaan,

Agni chaadedum  mennayathupozhuthu avanum  thanum antharmale poi,

Preethyaa Vaikunda lokathu yezhunnaruli yadhaa poorvam aagathya  balan,

Prathyekam parthane kkonduazhakinodu koduppicha thubhyam namosthu.

 

Alas the  tenth son of a  Brahmiin   immediately died   and,

When it was known that Arjuna would jump  in to the fire, You and he together ,

Went in to space , with love went to Vaikunda, making the child to the previous form,

Made Arjuna specially  and with courtesy give back the child , My salutations to  you.

 

(Till now  the author was summarizing  the Dasama  Skandha of Bhagwatha, From now on  it is prayers, advice  and philosophy of the author.)

 

114. Yerepporum prabhukkalkku ushasi thuyil unarthum chilar kkenna poale,

Yoge sri  nidhrayennum pralayamavadhiyaam kalam AAnanda  moorthe ,

Yekanthe poi sthuthikkumsruthikalavide yennulla   divyaksharangal kku,

Oronne sannamippankrupa tharika  Vibho, Vama Gehadhinadha.

 

Like  waking up  at early morning   for a few   very rich lords,

Oh personification of joy, at the time of your divine sleep at  the time of deluge,

Oh Lord, Oh Lord of Vama pura , permit    me to offer my  salutations,

To each of those divine letters , which are used to praise  you in that  solitude.

 

115.Yennayirathineyiratti nallar  ,

Nannayirunnoru  vibhoothi kandaal,

Kannayiram poondavannum kothikkum,

Pennayirunnavathi, Padmanabha.

 

Seeing the prosperous   and pleasant  way,

That  the sixteen thousand ladies live ,

Even the thousand eyed Indra would be anxious ,

To become   a lady like them, Oh Padmanabha.

 

116.Chaale kavadam azhagodu  thurannu kondu,

Maale pangavum aninju thelinju nannoi,

Kelee kalasa samaye  kulir thennal yethu,

Naleeka nethran  ala sakshiyumai  ninnan.

 

After opening   the  door   very prettily  ,

Applying sandal paste  on his body and with great clarity,

At the end of the love play  , with the clod  breeze blowing on him,

That lotus eyed one  stood there with the damsel with the drowsy eyes.

 

117.Sri Neelakandapada pamsulava prasaadaal,

Sri Krishna leela kali vannam oronnu chonnnen,

Sriman Mukunda, jaya Vamapuradhinadha,

Sripada  bhakthi yaruleeduga  nalu  thorum.

 

By the  blessings of the dust of the feet of Neelakanda(Author’s Guru) ,

I went on narrating  the plays of Lord Krishna  somehow,

Oh Mukunda , Victory to Lord of Vamapura ,

Please grant me   devotion to   your divine feet.

 

118,Kramathil aakkedunna Soolapani,

Sramathinaal itham athee vichithram,

Sramichu Bhasha sravanamrutham may ,

Ramichu kolga, Achyutha  pada  moole.

 

Soolapani  put in lot of efforts,

To systematized  and edited it ,

Put  in lot of efforts    to make it great ,

My “honey to the ears “ written in local language  ,

And please  become happy at the feet of Achyutha.

 

119.Pallikku urappu maramenna kanakke nin mei,

Pillaykkurappu janani vachasarayam may,

Ullil karappu  kalavan  thiru ullamode ,

Pallikuruppu unara  venam anatha sayin..

 

Like  the log of wood  is the strength   for the temple,

You are   strength for the body of a baby,

And I depend   on the  word’s of mother ,

And  for removing  the dirt of the mind,

With happiness  please wake up , Oh Lord Vishnu.

 

120.Yellil kalarnnuiyalum  yenna kanakke yathmaavu

Yellarkkum onnu, athariyathe mayanginen jnan,

Nulli kalanju sakala, mam kanmasham nee ,

Ullil  thelinju  unara vendum udhara  keerthe.

 

Like the oil   which  is mixed with Gingelly ,

The soul is one for all  and I am  befuddled  without knowing that,

And please   snip away all this dirt  from me,

And  appear in my heart , oh generous one.

 

121.Mannil pirannu athilulla  manushyanaayaal,

Unnithamai  kazhiyum aadhiyil ulla  kalam,

Ponnathamai athum ithu karutheettu sesham,

Thanne   thiranju ariga yannathu asadhyamathre.

 

If you are  born in  this    earth   and are a human being,

The initial period would be spent  in childishness,

And then with idiocy , after thinking about this and that,

It is impossible to search and find oneself.

 

122,Noonam  thwal  preethi nana vidha mahitha   kadha nama sankeerthanam thaan,

Ananthya  sradhayallarkku athum ithu vidhamai  undu Vedantha vaakhyam,

Jnanum thwal pada sandarsanam oru vidham ingu aaswadhippan  irippon,

AAnanda  prapthi aanakkarulinaBhagavanallayo nee  krupabdhe.

 

Definitely hearing your great stories and singing   your  names,

Is meant for people with endless attention and so    are  the sentences of philosophy,

And I am one of those  waiting to see  and enjoy,  your  feet ,

Oh ocean of mercy grant me attainment of joy , for have you not given joy to even an elephant.

 

123.Kanum karuthu   mala poale yamande   dhoothan,

Kannum mizhichu alari yodi varunna neram,

Kannan kalicha kali   keerthanamonnu ketta ,

Ponnan malachu marukunnathu kanmano  jnan.

 

When the mountain like  emissary of god of death with black eyes,

Is rushing   towards  me  with  staring   eyes,

If he hears one of these songs extolling ,  the plays  of Krishna

Will I be able to see that idiot falling and crying.

 

124.Onnichirunnu magal makkal uda pirannor,

Innichirikkum  avar yennu ariyathe  mohaal,

Mandhichu manasam oru andatha poondirippor,

Yenne kricharulga neeKrupa  Vasudeva.

 

Without knowing that  I am to be  a person    without  ,

Daughter   , son or siblings or others,

Due to attachment  I   was  trying to be together ,

As My mind was  dark and  full of ignorance,

And Oh Vasudeva   please  show mercy on me.

 

125.Onam varunnu  , Vishu varunnu  , piranna nalundu,

Anandam   ingane  oronnil aho janaanaam,

Kanunnu  nithyavum   anithyamithennu chemme  ,

Venam kuranjoru   vicharam akakurunnil.

 

Onam is coming, Vishu is coming  , there is birthday,

Like this   happiness is  seen daily   in many people,

But you should know that what  appears stable is temporary,

 And this thought    should be there  in the mind.

 

126.Nale thudanganam ithennu ninachirunnal,

Nalakku nale  ini ellarodukkamennum.,

Nalika nethra, charanambuja seva   cheivan,

Naalakil appozhe  thudanganam aprakaram.

 

If you think that you can start  tomorrow,

It could be tomorrow after  tomorrow  and ,

There   is no end to this postponement  ,

Oh lotus eyed one in case  of serving   your lotus like feet  ,

If one can do it ,  he should Start   it  immediately.

 

127.Mannasayalum  , madanasayyaalum  ,

Ponnasayalum marukunnu lokam,

Ninnasa  kandilo oruvarkkum ayyo,

Kanna same  nalguga manasam    may.

 

Due to desire for  land  , desire for women,

And desire for gold,  the world suffers,

Alas I could not find desire to you  in any one,

Oh Krishna  give peace   in my mind.

 

128.Swapathinaalum  adha kama vasalum ororo,

Nayathamai anukarippathu  karmame  thaan,

Thapinja manjariyodotha kalebharam  nee ,

Bhavichu kolga  azhakil  nanda kumarakasya.

 

Possessed  by sleep and   by passion  is Karma ,

The body   is  like  a bunch of flower  of  a living tree ,

And you imagine  that you are as pretty as the  son of Nanda.

 

129.SAthram  kanoridathu , chathu karayum kolahalam   kuthrachil,

Vidwanmar oridathu   Madhya pakulam  thachum kayarthum   kwachith,

Mugdha sthree  yoridathu  muthikau inunnu yengi  karachanytha,

Srothradhikku amrutho  thalicha vishamo  , viswam vichithram vibho.

 

An inn is seen in one place , in another place weeping and crying due to death is heard,

Learned men in one place , in another place drunkards  shout   and beat ,

A pretty lady  in one place  and in another place old ladies  sit and   cry,

For the ears and other organs   is it nectar  or  poison, Oh Lord , the world is peculiar.

 

130.Kamathuram manasamengilum sri-,

Namarutham  navil anachu kollu,

Sri Madhavande  charanambujathil,

Premadhikam   nalil  muzhakkumallo.

 

Though   your mind  is filled with passion,

Hug the nectar of his name to your toungue,

Would not the  love    for the lotus feet

Of  Madhava  keep on increasing?

 

131.Naave , ninakku valiyoru upadesamunde ,

Naaval urappathinnu   , jnan thuniyunnu  kel nee,

Narayanande   thiru namam   urakkeyaambol,

Nanichu  pokaruthe  thava   vendathullu  .

 

Oh toungue  , there is a big advice for you,

Please hear  as I am trying to tell it by my toungue,

When you loudly    shout  the name  of Narayana,

Only thing is that  you should not become shy.

 

132.Yenidrusaam  vadanavum panavum ninachittu,

Ananda moorthiye marakkaika  mana kurunne  ,

Pranan thalarnnu thamakadhikalai chamanjaal,

Venunnathonnum yeluthal lla namukkarinjal.

 

Thinking about  the face  of  ladies with doe like eyes,

And money  , Oh mind  do not forget  the God who s lord of joy,

When the  prana breath   becomes weak   and thamaka  breath starts ,

All that we need to do , is not easy to perform.

 

133.Konikkal ninnu  karayunna kidangal poale  ,

Thonikkal ninnu  valayum  vazhi pokkar poale  ,

Kanikshanam  pozhuthu polum upekshiyaathe  ,

Kanithamen  thozhil krupaam kuru  vaasudeva.

 

Like the children who are crying near   the  gate ,

Like the stranger confused  near  the boat jetty,

Without even leaving  out   quarter of a second,

Please see  after  my job, Please be merciful Vasudeva.

 

134. Vamberunna  asurarkku dambu kalavaan  imberum ambadiyil,

Paimpal venna  pakarnna  kumbhamudane sambhidhyamevum vibho,

Ambhojathinnu sambramarthiyarulum nin padam ambeedinor,

Yen  papathinu kambam yekuka  nilimbarathi sampekshanam.

 

To destroy   the pride of  the  powerful asuras  in the pleasant place of cowherds,

Oh Lord    who  broke  the pots  in which  cow’s milk and butter  were kept,

To me  who  has surrendered  to your feet  which made   the lotus flower worried,

Oh  God who even beat    the devas , make  my sins   infirm.

 

135. Nirmayam nija dharmam aasthayode   cheythakunna   salkarmmavum,

Pen mayathil agappedathe maruveedennakil  nannai varum,

Karmaa karmavikarmma  marmamarivaan  aalalla namamrutham,

Nammalavathu seva cheythu  sukhame  trukkalodetheeduvaan.

 

Good things  will come , If one  does  his    one’s own Dharma with devotion without deceit,

And does the possible   good deeds without   becoming slave  to illusion of woman,

We  are not ones  to enquire about secrets  of doing Karma , not doing Karma or doing it in a wrong way,

And so we have  do the service that   we could to reach   the divine   feet.

 

136.Vithum marannu vishayangal oronnu  nokki,

Chathum  pirannum  uzhalaika   manakurunne  ,

Viswam niranju vilayadina   thamburane,

Chithe kalarnnu  anubhavippathinorthu  kol nee .

 

Oh mind , forgetting  your root , looking after  various affairs,

Do  not  suffer in this   cycle   of birth   and death ,

And   think  of that  lord  who occupies the entire universe 

And who  plays  there and experience   him.

 

137.Okkaa dhanasa maname , manujannu  thannaal,

Neekkavathalla bhavithavyamodunguvolam,

Aakkam  kuranju  anubhavangal pakarnnu kaanaam,

Veerkkunna veerppevide nerthu  varum kramena.

 

Man himself  cannot remove the attachment to money from the mind,

And till the end  what  is bound to happen cannot be avoided,

And experiences  gets weakened    progressively  ,

And   the breath   slowly gets thickened   and slow.

 

138. Bhoshkkum paranju  bhavanangalil  angananaam,

Poi koodum apparichu rappakal ullathellam  ,

Neer pola pole  maruvunna  kalebaranthe  ,

Veerppundathum  niyathamalla ninaykkado nee.

 

They will  join   in the houses  of ladies telling lies,

And wander   there   day and night without ,

Understanding that the breath that we have  ,

Is like a bubble, which is not permanent .

 

139.Kanyakubjathil allaikayo  jananam,atho, Dasiye kamiyannajo,

Thwannamathinnum ippol kali yuga mathu kondulla  veeryam kuranjo ,

Yenno nalaksharam thaam  muzhuvan aruthathil, kutham ennil pinanjo,

Thwannamam jananm arinjittu anudhinam uracheykennatho Vasudeva.

 

Is it because  I  was not born in Kanyakubja or is it that  I did not love a prostitute ,

Or is it that  in this kali age   and the power  of your name  has reduced

Or did I did any mistake in telling the   four letter  word “Narayana”,

Or Hey Vasudeva , after  knowing your name should I  chant it daily.

 

(Ajamila was born in Kanyakubja, lived with a prostitute  and got salvation   by

Just calling “Narayana”(the name of his son)  before his death. The poet asks,

Whether this type of treatment is not applicable to him..)

 

140.Aarkengilum  porumee  nama mathram,

Keerthikku janmathil orikkalennum ,

SAsthrangal chollum  druda nischayam kel,

Bhoshkennu  vannedola  nanda soono o.

 

To any one the chanting  of the name ,

Once in the life   is sufficient ,

The shastras   with certainty  tell,

And son of Nanda, this should not turn in to a lie.

 

141.Pulladhiyulla sareeram oronnu ,

Yellathilulm  pukku paranju ponnen,

Nalloru  janmam  nara janmamippol ,

Vallathe yakkidola  , thamburane.

 

I came   away   passing through ,

Several bodies including  that of grass,

And now  I have taken the good birth  of human being,

And Oh lord  , please   do not make   it bad.

 

142.Nelladhiyulla  padarthamoronnu,

Illathu millanju   uzhalunnithellam,

Nalloru  namamrutham  aswadhichaal,

Yellam  varum  vallathum onnu vendaa.

 

I was   suffering due to the fact,

That  things like  the rice  are not there in the house ,

But  if I enjoy   the nectar like  name  of the lord,

Everything would come and I may not need anything.

 

143,Nannayathum  theeyathum  orthu cheythaal,

Nannai varum  nithyamavannu  noonam,

Thwanama  sankeethanam   aswadhichal,

Onnai varum jeeva  para  prapancham.

 

If  one  differentiates  between good and bad,

All days would become   very good  to  him,

And if  we enjoy   singing   of  the divine name ,

We would merge ourselves in the divine  world around life.

 

144,Ninakku noorayiram aasayunedennu,

Irikkkkilum , kelkka   mana kurunne  ,

Thanikku thaan ponnavar  chonnathellam,

Ninakku nannayathu nithyamai.

 

Oh mind though  you have hundred thousand ,

Desires , please  listen to me,

Think that all that  is told by those ,

Who are capable of everything,

Have   become   good   for ever.

 

145.Thanner daham muzhuthum thadiyan  arike  vannanthakan   thanurathum,

Kanneer kaaraiyi aduthu ullavarkal thozhimuraykkake  onnichu paarthum,

Thanne thane marannittu athi  vivasatha  poondu aarthanai   veerthumakkoppu,

Yenne  kondakki vechidola  varadha  , vibho , Vama gehadhi vasin.

 

The thirst  for water greatly increasing  with the stout god of death coming and  shouting,

Seeing together  all those  nearby  shedding tears and    wailing  loudly,

And my  forgetting myself , with great sorrow and  be with  labored breath,

This state  should not come to me  Oh Lord, Oh God  of Vama pura.

 

146.Venunneela onnum  oronniva yanu divas am   thanne thane ninachen ,

Venunnumuthamundathinnu guru krupaa  purame bandhuvullu,

Pranan povaan aduthulloru  samayamathennakilum mevarunal,

Kanenam  gopa  naari kare  thaliril nadakkunnor Ananda brungam.

 

Daily I was  thinking myself that   I do not need    anything,

And decided  that I only want  the relation of the  mercy  of the Guru,

And on the day whenever  it is , when time is nearing for the soul to go,

I want   to see  the joyful bee    walking on the hands   of gopa ladies.

 

147.Yenne thudangiya udaya asthamayangal thorum,

Bindennu urangiyum unarnnum uduthum undum,

Nandhichunanda thanayande padambujathil,

Chennavu navathinu kouthugam menthithavu.

 

When did  the sudden  sleep, waking up  , dressing  and eating ,

During every day with sun rise   and setting of sun   start?

What  is the  reason for  my joyful wish that,

“If only my toungue has gone to the feet of Krishna?”

 

148. Kannan kalikkum kali koppu kaanmaan,

Yenno kothikkunnu dhayamburase  ,

Twannama sankeerthanam  yenni yenni,

Thonnuraduthu  parivathsaram may.

 

Oh sea of mercy , I  was for a long time  longing,

To see   the toys with  which Lord Krishna played,

Counting and counting   the singing   of your names,

Ninety  years  have almost passed by.

 

149. Nandhichu  kolga   thava vannathu kondu nithyam,

Nindhikka venda gathi bhedam oronnu kandaal ,

Vandichu kolga  sakalathma easwarantham,

Mandhichu  pokaruthu ajasram aka   kurunne.

 

Becoming happy when things daily  comes as expected ,

And do not  berate  if differences come to your expectation,

And salute   that God  who is within every soul,

And Oh mind do not  become inactive   at any time.

 

150.Naave , nee cholgil allanjuakhilam aphalamennathra  loka prasidham,

Naaval onnucharichal avanamruthaharan  pinneyum prasidham,

Naave , nanam varunnu manasi thelivaranju ingane yenni yenni,

Chavaano nama sankeerthanamajitha vibho , dehi dehi prasadam.

 

Oh toungue , it is known all over the world, that  if you tell or not tell , it is useless

If you tell it by your toungue, it is again well known  that he would get happiness,

Oh toungue , I feel ashamed  to see  that he does not come in my mind,

Oh lord who cannot be defeated, is it my fate  to die  telling your names, please give me happiness.

 

151.Radha sthangalil  olicharulunna moorthe ,

Bhedasrayam  mama vidutharul mohamellam,

Bhodasrayam  thava  kalebaram orthu kolvaan,

Yethal prabho bahu virodhakamai   varunnu.

 

Oh Lord who hides in Radha’s breasts and blesses,

Please   bless me by removing all my dependence  ,

And  make me completely   devoid of desire,

As to know that wisdom depends on your form,

Oh Lord , this   comes  as something greatly against.

 

152.Naalathil thadayunnathum  , nadanade nilkunna  vayukkal poi,

Olathil kurugunnathum  chila  pizhachodum  mano vruthiyum,

Neelathil  kayarum pidichu  yamanum  neerode bandhukkalum,

Nalathe thozhil yiprakaram  arulaayken pothi  Narayana.

 

The  block in the throat  , the aforesaid  decreasing of gases

 Which already existed, Some   wrong acts   of the mind ,

The god of death  holding a long rope , relatives   with tears,

Salutations oh Narayana , please bless  that all these do  not happen to me tomorrow.

 

153.Navillathe  janikkayo  nata nateyullor ilakkaikayo,

Namathe  padiyaikayo  , narakam yennorthaal  kulirpaakayo,

Navil durghatmakayo, nara kulathil janmam allaikayo,

Namocharanam   yenthu bandham arivullorum thyajicheeduvaan.

 

Is it because of being born without a toungue?

Is it because  even earlier  being lazy there was less movement?

Is it because names were not understood?

Is it because the thought of hell  leads to joy?

Is it because there  is difficulty in the toungue?

Is it because birth did not take place  as human being?

 Why is it that even learned people  do not  chant god’s names?

 

154.Namocharanam   onnu kondu  gadhi vannu pandu  DAsi pathe,

Namocharanam  onnu kondu muniyai , Valmiki pandu thulom,

Namocharanam   onnu thanne  mathiyennu othunnu Vedanthavum,

Namocharanamennmennathu  yengal  aruleedananda payo nidhe.

 

The prostitutes husband (ajamila) got  salvation by chanting of God’s names,

In olden times Valmiki became a sage  by chanting of God’s names,

The Vedanthas said  that  the chanting of God’s name  only is required,

Oh ocean of joy , give me the boon of chanting of names and  bless me.

 

155.Namamrutham navil irikkumappol,

Somamrutham vismruthamai varunnu ,

Namamrutham parthu nirachu kandaal ,

Namamrutham kanamrutham mruthaanaam.

 

When the nectar  of your name is there on the toungue,

I am forgetting about  the nectar  extracted from Soma,

If  the nectar   of your name  is filled up in the mind,

That nectar  is   the nectar   to wake up the dead.

 

156.Naninnu onnu irunniri vikalpam yennathu irippu ,

Naam  ini yethoru  vijathiyil vanna  jnanyam,

Naan innu thanne ariyenamarinju kolvan,

Thirippu  thirunamavum yennu veppu.

 

The toungue   has developed a doubt ,

As to which caste   it belongs?

It wanted it to be understood today  ,

Itself, whether  its nervousness is due to that.

 

157.Kannil koothaduvaan undoru  vaka cheviyil pattu paadaan kalippan,

Kannanthi konduvere sathatham ivarode ninnuporaduvaanum,

Kanna  nin meniyakunnathu karuthi mudhaa namam otheeduvaanum,

Kanunnan illupaayam  thava  karunayozhinjonnu mindivarakshaa.

 

There  are things that   dance before our eyes, there are things to make songs in our ear,

And always there are others  which with pushed out eyes prepares to fight them,

But Krishna , with happiness  to think about your form and to chant your names,

I am not able to see   any other way except your mercy, oh lotus eyed one.

 

158. Dehathin mel  tharakkunnathu kimapi  parikkilla mullum  mahathmaa,

Dehathinmel   chorinjeedunna thoridam , othukkavathalle  ninakko  ,

Soham  bhaavathinnu ootham  pala vazhi   thelivai katti mathullavarkkum,

Moham theerkkum   sadananditha paramashiva brahmame , they namosthu.

 

A great man will not remove the thorn that  is struck in the body,

If there is itching in a part of the body , can you not cure it  ?

Showing various proofs , for “I am that”,  to all  other people ,

Is the divine Brahmam  which is ever joyful , to you my salutations.

 

159.Ha Krishna  , ha Krishna, krupambu rase,

Hey Krishna , Hey Krishna srushwa Vishno,

Hee Krishna, hee  Krishna, mahathyupekshaa ,

Maa krishhna maa Krishna, parithyajasmin.

 

Hey Krishna, Hey Krisha, Hey ocean of mercy,

Hey Krishna, Hey Krishna, Please hear me Lord Vishnu,

Hey Krishna, hey Krishna , great  indifference ,

Hey Krishna, Hey Krishna  do not neglect  us.

 

160.DEhathil sukhame  kadicha  masakaadhya jnanamadhou   thadhaa ,

Dehathinnu  visappu  daham  ariyaika yenundu randamathu,

Dehathe kakshanikkilum vihathayillennangu  moonnamathu  ,

Soham bhava drudanubhoothi yarulittan   Ananda payo nidhe.

 

The  first wisdom got by learning  is like   the  pleasant bite of a mosquito on the body,

The second state is when you do not   feel hunger  or thirst of the body,

The third state is when you do not feel  destruction ,  even if the body is cut in to pieces,

Oh ocean of joy , please make  the knowledge “I am that”  firm  in me.

 

161. Dehathil choriyum sahikkatthu , athi krooram visappu ottume,

Mohathil kalarunna jnan athu vrudhaa mohippathenthinnuvaan,

Snehathode   Yasodha  pulgina kisoran  than azinjekadhaa ,

Snehippovathu porumennu manasa namangal  otheedinen.

 

The  itch in the body is unbearable , and greatly unbearable  is the hunger,

Why am I getting mixed in all these  even after  knowing they are illusions?

The young boy who was hugged with love by Yasodha has come down,

Is loving me and  thinking  this is sufficient , I chant his names in my mind.

 

162.Chollenam  namam yennullathu  palarum  arinjum paranjum kazhinjaal,

Cholleedunnorkanakke kurayumathu maha papamennum  prasidham,

Cholletendhennumathullavarparihasichaal namukkalla   dukham,

Chollerum Vyasanumparthanum Radha thuragammechu mevum ninakkum.

 

Though many people  know and tell  that   we should chant the names  of God,

It is well known that not chanting names is a sin and number of people chanting is coming down,

When others make fun of you  telling there is no use  of this chanting, the sorrow is not for us,

The  great sorrow is for Arjuna, the famous Vyasa and you who s driving the horses and chariot.

 

163.Aarkkanum  vazhi poaleyundu  madi kootathe  manassengilo ,

Keerthikkam  athinee  aneka vidhamai  theerthoru sankeerthanam,

Parthalokke  vrudhaa prayathna rahitham keerthippathinnu agraham,

Perthum melithunasthiyai  varum athin mumbe marikkename.

 

Suppose some has a methodical mind , which is   not lazy ,

They can praise  in various ways    and sing  the  names  of God,

Suppose at a time  I feel I that it is a waste to sing and  there is no desire to sing,

And there is no effort put to do it , I would better die  before  I decide  not to pray.

 

164.Naavum Narayanethya aksharam  oru  dhanam   thammil yeki bhavichaal  ,

Chavum nerathu  novaan  kazhivara  yamanum  dhoore  ninnedumallo  ,

Nave nalaksharam   nee yorupozhuthumupekshikkalo deiva yogaal,

Yivannam vannathellam amrutham   anubhavicheedu Narayanethi.

 

When the toungue and  the word Narayana   one day becomes together ,

At  the time of death there would not be pain and even Yama  would stand far away ,

And so oh toungue  do not ever forsake the four letter Narayana and if by the grace of god,

It  happens that   way , because of Narayana everything you experience will be nectar.

 

165.Megha shyamalamaam angavum makutavum , poovum, chevithoodayum,

Rakachandranu  samanamaam vadanavum mar malayum mudhrayum ,

AAkum vannam aneka bhoosshanayutham ninmei kuri kondu jnan,

Pokunnen Bhagawan Janardhana , bhaval karunya  padheyavaan.

 

Body which is black like cloud , crown  , flowers , ear studs ,

A face equal to the full moon , garlands on chest, the Sri vathsa  mole  ,

And decorated properly with many ornaments is yourself ,

And Oh God Janardhana , I am going in search of you , with your mercy as food packet  to the way.

 

166.Sri padam vaazhka vamalaya nilaya, bhaval   sripadamboruhathe  ,

Sri namam kondu nithyam niravadhiparamananda moorthe nisheve,

Sri  moorthim  kandu kandathmanee  sathatham urappicha deham  thyajicheettu,

Moorthikku ikyam  yekeeduga Guru karunaa vaaridhe, Varijaaksha.

 

Oh god of Vamapura, long live   your auspicious feet , your lotus like feet  ,

Is worshipped   by me  daily by chanting of your divine names, Oh God with a form of divine joy,

After   seeing and seeing your form I  make  it firm within my mind,

Please  merge this body which I am  giving away within you, Oh sea  of mercy , oh lotus eyed god.

 

167.Bhooshaa varnaadhiyaal yi bhuvanamakhilavum hantha mohichu raga-

Dwesha poornam  vighoornam  shiva shiva parayaavalla  mayaa vilasam,

Bhasha karnammrutham  may  sukruthamithu  sadaa navu kondu aswadhichaal

Nuzhaa  karma valee  vallikalil  udan avan   pinne  munnethu poale.

 

By your well decorated  and coloured form ,  you made  the entire earth  get attracted  to you,

Oh God , Oh God, the world is also  surrounded by   desire   and great anger ,

And if my “Bhasha Karnamrutham”  is always  enjoyed by the toungue

Then like olden times no one  need not creep under the load of the tendrils of Karma  forever.”

 

168.Unni kidangal  kaliyaloru  kalu vechaal  ,

Kannin  peruthathinaho   kuthukam pithroonaam,

Yenne kanakke  nadayullavarkithellam ,

Yennal   krutham  kimapi  kouthukamai  varenam.

 

W hen little   babies sportingly  take a dance step,

To the  fathers it would   lead to great joy ,

Like that  to those people who came before me,

All this should at least give   a little joy.

 

169.Peethambara prollasitha Akhilesam,

Hemangadhjol bhasithas bahu dandam,

Somambuja sri Vadhanara   vindham,

Vamalayastham   Bhaja   Vasudevam.

 

He who is  shining wearing an yellow silk,

With golden armlets  decorating his wrist,

Whose  face is like the moon as well as lotus,

Is The Lord of Vamapura And I salute that  Vasudeva.