Bantureethi goluviyyavayya Rama
Oh Rama, give me the opportunity to serve as your royal guard
Thuntavintiani modalaina madhaa,
Dhula batti nelagoola jeyu nija
The post which would catch hold of the sports of god of love,
Like passion and completely destroy them .
Rama bhakthudane mudrabillayu,
Rama namamane varakadgamii,
With the armour of erect standing hair due to devotion to you.
With the great stamped bow which is devotion to Rama,
And with the blessed sword called the name of Rama,
So that they all shine in Thyagaraja .