Kala harana melara hare
Ragam Shuddha Saveri
Kala harana melara hare Sitarama
Why this delay in time, Oh Hari , Oh Sitarama
Kalaharana mela suguna,
Why this delay in time, Oh ocean of mercy,
,Oh Lord with lots of great virtue?
1.Chutti chutti pakshulellaa ,
Chettu vedagureethi bhuvini,
Puttuleka nee padamula,
Battukontha nannu brova.
1.Like birds going round and round and,
Searching for the tree, for avoiding birth,
Again in this world, When I have ,
Caught hold of your feet , Please protect me.
2.Podavuna , enthadukonna,
Bhoomini thyagambu reethi,
Chudu velpula muna neevu,
Gaka yevaru nannu brova.
2.In spite of our praising all dharmas,
Of the world, Sacrifice is the greatest ,
And like that , you being the best among ,
All gods, who else is there to protect me?
3.Dhina Dhinamu Diriki thirigi,
Dikkuleka charanu jochi,
THanuvu, dhanamu needheyanti ,
Thyagaraja vinutha Rama.
3.Day in and day out wandering and wandering,
Finding no one to support , surrendering to you,
I decided that my body and wealth is yours,
Oh Rama who is worshipped by Thyagaraja.
4.Ishta daivamaa mano,
Bheeshata meeyaleka inga,
Kamithartha phala mosangu.
4*.Oh my chosen God , do you find it,
Difficult to understand my desires?,
For fulfilling the desires of Thyagaraja,
Why this delay
*in most of the cases fourth stanza is not there.