durmArga carAdhamulanu dora nIvana jAlaraShow Details
|It is not possible for me to call those ignoble persons treading the path of vice ‘You are the Lord’. |
dharmAtmaka 1dhana dhAnyaShow Details
2daivamu nIvaiyuNDaga (dur)
|O Embodiment of Virtue! As You are the bestower of wealth and Food, it is not possible for me to call those ignoble persons treading the path of vice - ‘You are the Lord’. |
3paluku bOTini sabhalOnaShow Details
zrIkara tyAgarAja vinuta (dur)
|O Lord well-praised of this Thyagaraja – who does not extol anywhere these vile wretches who offer sarasvati – the Goddess of Speech - to the morally degraded persons in an assembly! O Lord who causes of Prosperity!|
- 1dhana dhAnya daivamu – dhana dhAnyamu daivamu
- 2daivamu – The word ‘belonging to or coming from the Gods’, ‘divine power’, ‘destiny’. The wealth and other possessions procured by us are indeed those bestowed on us. Therefore, any intermediaries – like Kings etc – are not the real bestowers, but only a channel. There is story of Akbar the Emperor. Once a mendicant came to the Court of Akbar to ask for alms. He was told that the Emperor was praying to the Lord (Allah). The mendicant returned without waiting for the Emperor. When Akbar enquired as to why the mendicant did not wait for him, his courtiers said that the mendicant said “I came to the Emperor to beg for wealth; but found the Emperor himself begging from the God; therefore, I would as well beg directly from the Lord”.
- 3paluku bOTi – Sri Thyagaraja states that indulging in praise of any human by panegyrical songs with the aim of rewards, amounts to putting on sale Sarasvati – the Goddess of Speech.