evaru manaku samAna-milalO-nintulAra nEDuShow Details
|Who is our equal in this world now, O damsels!|
avani hari hara brahmAdi suruShow Details
lAsacE mOsa pOyiri ganukanu (evaru)
|Thinking it to be fine, Vishnu, Siva, Brahma and other gods |
were deceived having become enamoured (by women); therefore, (who...?)
naluva tanayapai1 mOhamu jendiShow Details
nADE tagili pOye
muddu-loluku zrIhari valacucu
bRndA lOluDai2 pOye
|Brahma became infatuated with his own daughter,|
and got trapped then.
The most charming Srihari, enamoured by Thulasi,
became her paramour;
ciluva-bhUSaNuDu dArukA vanapu3Show Details
gOkulamuna tyAgarAja nutuDu
mana valala tagili pOye ganukanu (evaru)
|Siva (wearer of snake-ornaments), in the Daruka forest,|
became a possession of women;
Here in Gokulam, the one praised by Tyagaraja
was ensnared in our trap; therefore (who...?)
- 1naluva tanayapai - The story of Brahma is given in the verses I.iv.3, 4 of Brihadaranyaka Upanishad. That is why it is said that Saraswati was born to Brahma and he sought her as his wife.
- 2bRndA - Thulasi - her name in her previous birth was Brinda. Details [here].
- 3dAruka vana – The story relates to Lord Siva taking the Avatara as Bhikshatana who asks for alms. [Details]
- This Kriti forms part of Dance Drama Nauka Charitram.
|Nauka Charitram (Drama) of Tyagaraja|