Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Madi Madi Madiyendu Adigadighaaruve


Madi Madi Madiyendu Adigadighaaruve

(Raagam: Shankarabharanam: Taalam: Adi)
Translated by
Sri Chakravarthy   Madhusudana

Composer: Sri Purandaradasa
Madi Madi Madiyendu Adigadighaaruve
Madi Maaduva Bage Beruntu                                                            (Pallavi)

Podavi Paalakana Paada dhyaanavanu
Bidade Maaduvudadu Madiyu                                                                   (Anupallavi)
Batteya Neerolagaddi Onagisi
Uttukondare Adhu Madiyalla
Hotteyolagina Kaama Krodha Mada Matsara
Bittu Nadedare Adhu Madiyu
Dashami Dwaadashi Punya Dinadali
Vasudevasutananu Poojisade
Doshakanjade Pararanna
Bhunjisi Yamapaashake Silukuvudadu Madiye?
Hasidu Bhoosuraru Madhyanha Kaalake
Kusidu Manege Balaluta Bandare
Masanigondu Gatiyillavendu
Thaa Hasanaagi Umbodu Holemadiyu
Iccheyinda Malamootra Sharirava
Necchi Toleyalu Adhu Madiye?
Achtyutaanantana Naamava Nenedu
Sanchita Kalevudu Adhu Madiyu
Hiriyara Gurugala Haridasarugala
Charanakeragi Balu Bhaktiyali
Paripaalisu Endu Purandara Vittalana
Hagalu Irulu Smarisivudu Madiyu  

Translation:
(Note: There is no accurate English equivalent of the word Madi (मडि ). I have loosely translated it as “Purity” or “Cleanness”. The original word itself may be used, if preferred, in translation also.)

Why do you keep jumping about shouting “I am clean”, “I am pure”
The way to be pure is different.                                             |Pallavi|

It is purity when you ceaselessly meditate upon the feet of the Protector of the world   |Anupallavi|
It is not purity if you merely soak the cloth, dry it and wear it.
It is purity when you get rid of the lust, the anger, the arrogance and the jealousy that are within  you.

Is it purity if you do not worship the son of Vasudeva on holy days such as Dashami and Dvaadashi, and eat other peoples food disregarding the evilness and get trapped in Yama’s noose?

When hungry and tired Brahmins come to your house at noon time, if you eat your fill saying ‘There is nothing for the devil’, it is impurity.

Is it purity if you just clean this body of yours full of urine and waste? You become pure if you constantly remember the name of Achyuta Ananta (the imperishable and eternal Vishnu) and get rid of the collection (of sins).

It is purity if you touch with devotion the feet of the elders, the teachers, and the devotees (literally, the slaves) of Sri Hari and beseech Purandara Vithala, night and day, to look after you.

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