Bantu riti koluvu – Thyagaraja Keerthana – MS Subbulakshmi

Sri Tyagaraja yearns for the privilege of being a royal guard in the assembly of Sri rama.

 

 

 

Pallavi
Bantu riti koluviyyavayya Rama

Anu Pallavi
tunta vinti vani modalaina
madadula kotti nela kula jeyu nija (bantu)

Caranam
ramancamanu ghana kancukamu
Rama bhaktudanu mudra billayu
Rama namamanu vara khadgamivi
rajillunayya tyagarajunikE (baNTu)

 

Meaning

O Lord rAma!

  • Give me the privilege of being in Your service as a (royal) guard.
  • Give me the privilege of being in Your service as a true (royal) guard who would thrash the six internal enemies – desire, conceit etc., and make them bite dust.
  • Give this tyAgarAja the privilege of being in Your service as a (royal) guard on whose person would shine these –
    • a heavy armour of horripilation,
    • royal badge of being rAma’s devotee, and
    • divine sword called rAma’s name.
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