Prahladha Bhakthi vijayam(contd)
Act 5. After Making Prahladha happy Lord Hari returns
Prahladha is immersed in great joy but later when Lord Hari returns , he is again greatly upset. Lord Hari and Goddess Lakshmi again return to bless Prahladha . Prahladha becomes extrewmely happy and invites Lord Hari to his Home.Lord Brahma, Narada, sages, Devas , Indra as well as the king of ocean return to witness this scene and the Drama comes to an end .
(Prahladha tells how he became happy , recounting the old disappointments)
Ananandamananda mayenu brah-
Mananda , NIthyananda Sadananda para
I became greatly joyous , which is divine joy,
Perennial joy and ever lasting joy.
1.Sri Rama ne dhanyudaithini , yananda ,
Neeradhilo needha naithini Rama,
SAreku nee vadani peru kalganithini
1.Oh Rama , I have become blessed and have become,
One swimming in the ocean of joy because ,
I have got the name that I am always ,
One belonging you.
2.AAnati modhalu ninne vedithi dushta,
Manavula chelimi veedithi naa ,
Manamu needu baramanusu ney delisithi
2. From that day onwards , I only requested you ,
I completely left of the company of bad people ,
And I believed that my self respect is your responsibility.
3. Papamulaku bhayamandhi thihruth ,
THapamu lella jalla jesithi Rama ,
Nee Padamu luramuna nunchi poojinchanaithi.
3.I started getting scared of sins ,, I stifled,
The pain in the mind and I kept your,
Divine feet in my mind and worshipped them.
4.Kaliki yaasala rosinaaramu yi,
Kaliki brathuku nama saramu itlu ,
Paliki paliki tholagi bhaya vicharamu .
4.I got rid of desire for ladies as In this Kali age ,
Only your name is the foundation of life ,
And I have to tell this again and again ,
And I have to get freedom from sorrow.
5, Ilalo sukhamu lemayenu ande ,
Kalakanna bhagayamu reethayenu ninnu,
Golisi dhyaninchini thelisi konti nee mayanu
5, The pleasures of this world became ,
Like the wealth that comes in dreams.
I saluted you and meditated on you ,
And understood this magic.
6.Neeyanthamunu gani sokkithi yeda ,
Bayani premachetha jikkithi naa ,
Prayamulella nee palu chesi mrokkithi.
6. Getting attracted by your beauty ,
I fell in love with no parting with you,
And I offered all my time to you and saluted you.
7, Naluvakai nanu nindrukainanu Chandra ,
Kalanu darinchuvani kainanu Rama,
THalachi nadhella jappa daramaa notiki radhu.
7.Would it be possible for the four headed Brahma ,
Indra and Lord Shiva who wears the crescent of moon,
To tell every thought of the mind by their toungue?
8.Anyamugaa jooda dochenaa ganuka,
Dhanyaohamani palka yochana moor-,
Dhanyulaina bhakthanudhvaandha virochanaa
8.Did you want to see me as an outsider ?
If not I would consider myself as lucky one,
Oh Sun . who removes the darkness of the best among devotees?
9. Rajasa gunamunu maanithi Rama,
Nee japamunu madhi boonithi THyaga-,
Raju chesina punya rasiyani yenchithi.
9. I have left away the nature of Rakshasas,
And in my mind I started chanting your chant,
And decided that you are the result of,
The collection of blessed deeds done by Thyagaraja.
Lord Hari tells Prahladha that he has to depart and Prahladha tries to dissuade him by singing this Krithi.
31.Nannu vidichi kadalaguraa
(Prahladha describes his state and request God not to go from there.)
Nannu vidichi kadalaguraa,
Do not move away from me ,
Oh Lord Rama , do not leave me
Ninnu baasi yara nimisha morvanuraa
I cannot go away even for half a minute from you.
1.Tharamuganu yenda vela kalpa,
THaru needa dorikinatlaaya yivela.
1.It was like getting a shadow of Karpaga tree,
When the sun is burning with unbearable heat,
2.Abdhilo munigi swasamanu batti ,
AAni muthyamu gannatlaya , sri Ramana
2.Oh consort of Lakshmi , it was like finding,
The best pearl after going down in the sea and holding our breath.
3.Vasudhanu khananamu chesi , dhana,
Banda mabbina reethi kanugondi dasi
3.I found you, similar to digging ,
The earth and finding the treasure
4.Vadalu dagiluyunna vela koppa ,
Vada kandlu gurisi natlaaya yi vela
4.It was like getting a rain of hailstones,
When the son was shining very harshly
5.Baguga nannelu koraa vara,
THyagarajanutha yithanavu needheraa.
5.Please accept me properly as the body,
Of this Thyagaraja is a thing belonging to you.
Again Prahladha explains to the Lord how much he would suffer by his going away by this Krithi.
32.Andhundagane vega vachedha
(Prahladha tells how he will suffer if the God does not come as promised.)
Andhundagane vega vachedhananiu naa pai ,
Nana betti poraa.
Assure with a oath on me that you would come back ,
Without living there itself.
Mandaradhara nee vapthulalo goodi ,
Marachithe yemi sethune , Oh Raghava.
Oh Raghava who lifted the Mandhara If you join ,
With your friends and forget me , what will I do.
1,Kanavalennu vela lekunna ganneru,
Kaluvagaa parune ,
Ina kulladhipa neevu ranu thamasamaithe ,
Nillu vakiliyelane Oh Raghava
1.At the time when I desire to see you ,
If you are not there my tears flow like a canal,
Oh Lord of the clan of sun, , if there is delay in your coming ,
All my secrets would become public.
2.Nirupamananda sayyapai lekunte ,
Nimishamu yuga melane ,
Paramathma neevu gaanaka bramasina vela,
Parulu navvuda kelane , OH Raghava.
2.If you are not there in the matchless bed ,
Of my joyful heart , every second looks like an eon,
Oh divine God , if you disappear without trace,
It would lead others to laugh at me.
3.Parama bhakthiyu naa prayamulellaa dhanujula,
Palugaa bonerane ,
Varadha Sri Thyagarajarchitha padayuga,
Varidhi mundharane oh Raghava .
3. Should my life and devotion become a waste,
Going to the Rakshasas, Oh Lord who gives boons ,
Oh Lord whose feet is worshipped by Thyagaraja,
Please come without staying opposite to the ocean.
Lord Hari goes away and Prahladha laments about his state of sorrow in this Krithi.
33.Yemani vegindhu ne Sri Rama
(Prahladha is sad that the God has deserted him.)
Yemani vegindhu ne Sri Rama, Rama
Oh Sri Rama, Rama , how will I express my sorrow
Emani vegindu nenthani sairinthu ,
Naa muddhu devudu nanu basaanayyayyo
Alas , in what way can I tolerate , my pretty God,
Has gone far away from me.
1.Palinchi, lalinchi palumaru gowkilinchi ,
Thelinchi nanu paradesi seya doseno
1,After looking after me , several times fondling me ,
Hugging me and consoling me , how could he make me a beggar(outsider?)?
2.Aadina muchada nadantharangamu ninda ,
Needu ledhaniyunti nindhaka sarivarilo
2. When his nectar like words filled my heart,
I had been proud thinking there is none like me.
3.Yedabayaka Thyagaraju nelu sRi Harini dholli ,
Badalika larchi naa chai battinathi thalachasu.
3. That Hari who rules over that Thyagraja without let off,
Had earlier removed my tiresomeness and held my hand,
The lament of sorrow of Prahladha continues in yet another Krithi
34.Yentha papinaithi nemi seyudhu haa
(Prahladha is upset that Hari went away after seeing him.)
Yentha papinaithi nemi seyudhu haa,
Yelaagu thaludhu ne Oh Rama
What a great sinner I am ?What shall I do?
How will be able to bear it?
Antha dukhamulanu deerchu harini joochi ,
Yenthavarainanu baya sahinthure?
After seeing that Hari who destroys all sorrow,
How can anyone tolerate parting with him?
1.Machikato dhanu muchatadi mosa,
Buchi yecha madhi vacheno katakataa
1.After talking with me nice words with great love,
How did your mind allow you to cause sorrow to me, alas.
2.AAsa minchi yayasa badanu vidhi,
Vrasunaa naa mudhu vesuni ganame
2.Has fate written my head that I should become upset,
Due to great love , if not why is it that I am,
Sorrowing not able to see my pretty God?
3.Seva jeyude jeevanamani yunti ,
Daivamaa naa pali bhagya mitlayene .
3.I have decided that my duty in life is only to do service,
Oh God , how is it my luck turned like this?
4.Rajillu Sri Thyagaraju tha bonguchu ,
Poojinchu Sri Raghu rajindhu lenandhu
4.Due to that Raghu Raja who is worshipped ,
By the lustrous Thyagaraja with an ebbing mind not being here ,
How great a sinner I have become.
Prahladha is greatly upset . He tells God that he should come whenever he summons him
35.Oh Jagannatha yanu ne bilichidhe
(Prahladha asks god, can you not come when I call you?)
Ragam Kedara gaula
Oh Jagannatha yanu ne bilichidhe
No yani ra raddhaa?
When I call you Oh ,Lord of universe,
Cannot you come saying “oh”
Rajeeva nayana , Rakhendu vadana ,
Rajillu sita ramani hrud sadana
Oh Lord with lotus like eyes and a full moon face,
Oh Lord who lives in the heart of the lustrous Sita
1.Idhi vela gathi yika thala bodhu,
Mdhini neevegaani mari gathiledhu
1.Is this not the time ? I cannot tolerate any further ,
In my mind except you , I do not have any other go
2.Yiravondha raka inka parakaa,
Dora neeveyani thopika gaka
2. Is there so much indifference in you to come?
Is my thought that you are the God , an illusion?
3.Lalinchu Raja ravi koti thejaa ,
Leelavathara palitha Thyagaraja
3.Oh king whom I fondled , Oh Lord who shines like crores of sun,
Who has taken incarnation as a sport and who take care of Thyagaraja
Prahladha requests all others who are there to inform him , if they see Lord Hari anywhere in this Krithi
36.Chelimini jalakakshu gande
(Prahladha requests others to inform him, if they see Hari)
Ragam Yadhu kula Kambhoji
Chelimini jalakakshu gande,
With love if you happen to see the lotus eyed one ,
Please inform me
Palumaru mrokkedhanu dhayatho ,
I am saluting you several times, with kindness,
Do tell me please
1.Chara chapamu karamunanidi ,
Merayunnayya yentho ,
Karuna rasamu nindina ,
1.He holds the bow and arrow in his hands ,
And his eyes are full of emotion of mercy.
2,Jooda jooda manasu karage ,
Sumukhudayya bhakthula ,
Jada thelisi matalade ,
2. He has a swewt face which melts the mind on again and again seeing it,
He is an expert in taking to devotees after knowing their mind.
3.SRungaruni basi menu ,
CHikkenayya Hari ,
Chengada munne naamathi ,
3,After parting with that pretty one I have gone down ,
And even before that my mind has been caught with him.
4,Naaloni jalini balka ,
Jalanayya Hari ,
Meelo mere thelisi marma ,
4,I would not able to describe the sorrow within me,
Please understand it in your mind and tell me yourself.
5.THayagaraja sakudani ,
Dalathurayya meeru ,
Baguga nayanga larppu ,
5. I think that he is a friend of Thyagaraja ,
And so take mercy on me and remove my sorrow,.
Then Prahladha Calls the God and requests the Lord to protect him. He also reasons out why this is needed .
37.Pahi Kalyanarama , pavana guna Rama
(Prahladha requests God to protect him and tells why.)
Pahi Kalyanarama , pavana guna Rama
Protect , oh auspicious Rama , the Rama of divinely pure qualities
1.Naa jeevadharamu , naa shubhakaramu
1.My basis for life , the do gooder to me.
2.Naa nomu balamu , Naa menu balamu
2.The strength of my penance , the strength of my body
3.Naa vamsa dhanamu , Naa itho Dhanamu
3,My family wealth , my five auspicious wealth.
4.Naa chitha anandamu , naa sukha kandhamu
4.My joy of the mind . My giver of pleasure
5.Nathu santhoshamu naa mudhu veshamu
5.My happiness , my pleasant form
6.Naa manoharamu , nathu sringaramu
6.The stealer of my mind , the treasure of my prettiness
7.Naapali bhagyamu , naathu vairagyamu
7.The luck that protects me , my steadfastness
8.Naathu jeevanamu , naathu youvanamu
8.My life, my youth
9.AAgama saramu , asura dhooramu
9.Essence of Vedas , My distance from Asuras
10.Mullokadaramu , muthyala haramu
10. The support for three worlds , the pearl necklace
11. Devadhi daivamu , durjana bhavamu
11. The God of gods , one who destroys evil people
12.Paramaina Brahmamu , Papebha simhamu
12.The divine God , A lion to the elephant of sins
13.Ithi nirvikalpamu , easwara janmamu
13.one who is different , the form of God
14,Ithi sarvonnathamu , yithi mayatheethamu
14. Tallest of everything , One which is beyond illusion
15,Sagara gupthamu , Thyagarajapthamu
15.One who hides in the ocean and a friend of Thyagaraja
The God comes along with Mahalakshmi and Prahladha requests them to visit his home.
38. Ra ra maa yinti daka Raghu veera
(Prahladha requests God to stay with him in his home)
Ra ra maa yinti daka Raghu
Veera Sukumara mrokkera
Oh hero of Raghu clan come,
TO our home , Oh pretty one, I salute you.
Rara Dasaratha kumara nannelu ,
KOraa thala leraa Rama
Come , come son of Dasaratha , accept me,
I cannot tolerate now.
1.Korina korkkulu konasagakane ,
Neeraja nayana nee darini gani ve-
Sari thigani sadhu janavana,
Savari vedali sami nedaina
1.Oh lotus eyed one m, even before ,
My requests were fulfilled ,
Seeing you go in your own way ,
I felt sad and at least now ,
Start from there and come here.
2.Broddhuna lesi punyamu thodi ,
Buddhulu cheppi brothuvu gani ,
Mudhugaru nee momunu joochuchu ,
Vaddha nilisi varamu poojinchedha
2.You are getting up early in the morning,
Give me advices and protect me but I want,
To be near you seeing your milk dripping face and worship you.
3.Dikku neevanusu delisi nanu brova,
Grakkuna ravu karunanu neeche ,
Jikkiyunna dhella marathuraa yika ,
Sri THyagarajuna bhagyamaa.
3. Though you realize that you are my protection,
Would you not come with kindness to save me,
Have you forgotten that I am now one with you,
Oh luck of Thyagaraja
To witness this great scene Lord Brahma comes there. This is described in the next Krithi.
39.Kamala bhavudu vedale ganugonare
( The description of the coming of Lord Brahma)
Kamala bhavudu vedale ganugonare
Please see the coming of Lord Brahma born in a lotus
Vimala hrudayamuna vishnuni dalachusu
Meditating in his pure heart that Lord Vishnu
1, Dandamu batti kamandalamunu booni ,
KOndaduchunu Kodanda Banini jooda
1.Holding the staff in his hand, carrying the water pot,
And praising he who holds the Kodanda , he is coming to see him
2.SAreku Hari nama saramu groluchu ,
Dheerudu neeradhi theeramunaku nedu
2.Always chanting the name of Lord Hari ,
That bold one is coming by the shore of the sea.
3.AAjanubahudu , yamarendra vinuthudu,
Rajeevakshuni Thyagaraja nuthuni jooda
3, He s coming to see The one with long hands ,
Who is worshipped by Indra ,
Who has lotus eyes and is praised by Thyagaraja.
Devendra the king of Devas comes to witness that event and that is described in this Krithi.
40.Dorakunaa yani surala
(Description of coming of Devendra)
Dorakunaa yani surala
Dora vedalenu ganare
See the king of Devas coming ,
Shouting “ Will I get it?”
Karaku bangaru valve gatti sommulu betti ,
Hari seva ganulara nandaranga munanu gana.
Wearing dress of very pure gold , wearing ornaments,
He is coming to serve Hari within his mind.
1.Ghanamaina harinama Ghana monarinchi
Januvunanu hariseva salpa nevvarikaina
1.Singing the the auspicious songs of Hari,
And shouting , Would any one get a chance ,
To do service to Lord Hari with love,
2.Nedu dhana , nomu bala meedarenani Harini,
Badusunu manasara vedusunu sevimpa.
2. Saying that I got the result of penance ,
And then singing the praise of Hari ,
And making requests with all his heart.
3.Taka mukhuda vanijaa ramanitho jela gaga ,
Poojinchu Sri Thyagaraja sannuthuni Ghana
3.To see and worship the moon faced Hari along with ,
The daughter of earth, who is praised by Thyagaraja
Prahladha requests The devas to shower the flowers on Sri Ramachandra
41.Challare Ramachandru nee pai
(Prahladha requests us to rain flowers on God Ramachandra)
Challare Ramachandru nee pai poola
Please shower flowers on Ramachandra
1.Sompaina manasutho nimpaina bangaru ,
Gambalatho manchi champakamulanu
1.With a fulfilled mind, using a basket of gold ,
Shower the well scented Champaka flowers
2.Pamaramulu maani nemamuthonu ra-,
Maa manoharu nee pai ni Thamara poola
2. Leaving out evil acts , following correct procedure,
Shower lotus flowers on the consort of Lakshmi
3.Yi jagathini deva poojarhamou poola ,
Rajilo metaina jaji sumamulu
3.Shower on him the Jathi the very good flowers ,
Which are most appropriate in this world to worship Gods.
4.Amitha parakrama dhyumani kularnava,
Vimala chandruni pai haruthkumudha sumamula
4.On the clear born in the ocean of clan of the Sun,
Who is of matchless valour shower your lotus like hearts
5.Daatha vinuthudaina Sitapathi pai ni,
Chethulatho parijatha sumamula
5,On the consort of Sita who is prayed BY Brahma,
Shower hands full of Parijatha flowers
6.Yennarani janana maranamulu lehunda ,
Manasara Thyagarajanuthunipaini poola
For avoiding innumerable birth death cycles ,
Shower flowers on The God worshipped by Thyagaraja
Prahladha assures Lord Hari he has left off the Rajasa trait and is keeping on chanting the Lord’s name and in great ecstasy he wishes auspiciousness to the God in this krithi.
42.Nee Nama roopamulaku nithya jaya mangalam
(The author is wishing auspiciousness to the lord)
Nee Nama roopamulaku nithya jaya mangalam
Pallavi Daily victorious auspiciousness to your name and form
1.Pavamana suthudu battu padaravinda mulaku
1.To your lotus like fet caught by the son of wind God
2.Pankajakshi nelakonna yanga yugamuku
2.To the lap on which the lotus eyed Sita sits
3.Nava mukthaharamula natiyinche yuramunaku
3. To the chest on which necklaces of quality pearls move about
4.Nalinari geru chirunavvugala momunaku
4. To the face decorated by a small smile , which beats the moon in beauty
5.Prahladha Naradhadhi bhakthulu pogaduchunde
6. Rajeeva Nayyana THyagraja vinuthamina
5-6 ,Oh lotus eyed one who is praised by Prahladha,
Narada and other devotees, to your name and fame,
Praised by Thyagaraja
The sun God comes to be present in the auspicious occasion . It is described in this Krithi.
43.Varamaina nethrothsavamunu ganugona
(Thyagaraja describes how sun God comes to see the scene,)
Varamaina nethrothsavamunu ganugona
Darani vedale Choodare
To see this auspicious festival to the eyes,
See the coming of the sun God.
Daranu vidheendhrulu kasamaramula ,
Nirugadalanu meraya .
Nirathamunanu gaganamuna suralachethi ,
Virula vana kuriya
Ito see the scene in the earth where Lord Brahma and Indra ,
Are fanning him and devas showering flowers without stop from the sky
1.Prama bhagawatha chayamulu ,
Baguga hari namamu seya,
Duramuna Prahlathudu kani,
Karamuna hari yani thala poya
1.With very great musical devotees ,
Chanting the name of “hari” and ,
Prahladha with a booming voice,
And with a melting heart, shouting Hari
2.Varidhi Raju Narada sanakadhhulu,
Vaaramu Sri Thyagaraja varadhudalla ,
2.With king of ocean, sage Narada and SAnaka,
Praying always , that Lord praised by Thyagaraja,
Glancing at him and saying, “I would protect you.”
The final song of auspiciousness for the drama is sung by the poet.
44.Jaya mangalam , nithya shubha mangalam
(The poet ends the opera with song of auspiciousness)
Jaya mangalam , nithya shubha mangalam
Victory, auspiciousness , daily pure auspiciousness.
Mangalam, mangalam maa Ramachandrunaku ,
Mangalam, mangalam Madhavanuku
Auspiciousness , Auspiciousness to our Ramachandra.
Auspiciousness, auspiciousness to our Madhava
1,Nija dasa palunaku , nithya swaroopanuku ,
Aja rudra vinuthanuku , nagadharunaku
1.To the God who protects his true devotes, who has an ever stable form,
Who is saluted by Brahma and Shiva and who lifted the mountain
2.Nithyamai, sathyamai nirmalampaina yaa-
Dithya kula thilakunaku dhherenakunu
2,To the greatest of the clan of the sun,
Who is truth , stable and stainless and to the bold one.
The poet tells us the effect of singing this Drama.
45. Phala sruthi
Sri Rama brahma thanaya thyagarajena nirmitham,
Prahladha Bhakthi vijaya prabandham bukthi mukthitham,
Ye gayanthi sadaa bagthayaya srunvanthi sradhaya ,
Ye padanthi sadaa preethyaa thesham sarvaga nasanam
This book composed by Thyagaraja the son of Sri Rama Brahmam,
Called “Prahladha Bhakthi vijayam” is capable of giving you ,.
Good life here and later salvation . To those who always sing this,
With devotion or those who hear it with attention ,
Or read always with liking , all sins would be destroyed.