srImathE satakOpAya nama:
srImathE rAmAnujAya nama:
srImath varavaramunayE nama:
namasthE hasthi SailESa! Sriman! ambhjalOchana! |
SaraNam thvAm prapannOsmi praNathArthi harAchyutha! ||
hE hasthigirinAtha! SrIpathi! aravindhAksha! I prostrate before Thee. You wipe out the distress of those who worship You. You are achyuta, firm in holding on to the devout. I remain surrendered unto You.
samastha prANi santhrANa pravINa karuNOlbaNa! |
vilasanthu katAkshAsthE mayyasmin jagathAmpathE ||
You are able to protect all beings, full of compassion, the sole protector of the world. May your graceful vision blossom on me also.
nindhithAchAra karaNam nivruththam kruthya karmaNa: |
pApIyAmsam amaryAdham pAhimAm varadha prabhO! ||
He dhEvarAja! Protect me who is at performing the acts prohibited by good folks, not doing the ordained duties, steeped in sins and man without discipline.
samsAra marukAnthArE dhurvyAdhi vyAgra bhIshaNE |
vishaya kshudhra gulmAdyE thrushA pAdhapaSAlini ||
puthra dhAra gruha kshEthra mruga thrushNAmbu pushkalE |
kruthyAkruthya vivEkAandham paribhrAntham ithas thatha: ||
ajasram jAtha thrushNArtham avasannAngamakshamam |
kshINa Sakthi bala ArOgyam kEvalam klESa samsrayam ||
santhaptham vividhair dhu:kai: dhurvachairEvamAdhibhi: |
dhEvarAja! dhayAsindhO! dhEva dhEva jagathpathE! ||
thvadhIkshaNa sudhAsindhu vIchi vikshEpaSIkarai: |
kAruNya mAruthAnIthai: SIthalairabhishinchamAm ||
In these 5 stanzas he explains his position by a simile and begs dhEvarAja for his protection. This life is a desert. In that desert, diseases are terrible tigers. There, petty pleasures are like small bushes. Desires are the trees. Wife, kids, house, land, properties, etc., are like mirage. In this desert I wander like a mad man without knowing what to do and not to do, doing what is not to be done and not doing what is to be done, weak in body, emaciated, mentally feeble, incapable of anything, without devotion unto You, hE dhEvarAja! ocean of compassion! God of Gods! save me by the sheer cool breeze of your compassion falling like dribbles of water from the waves of your abundant grace through your comforting Looks. I crave for your compassionate Graceful look on me.
adiyEn satakOpa rAmAnuja dhAsan
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