endukI 1calamu nEnevaritO telpuduShow Details
|Why this spite (towards me)? To whom shall I complain? |
kandarpa janaka nIkEShow Details
kAnta 2ceppenO hari hari (endu)
|O Father of cupid! Which woman has said anything to You against me? Alas!! |
1. kausalya 2ceppenO nIkE sammati lEdOShow Details
ahalya 2ceppenO nannAdariJca lEvO (endu)
2. 3kabari bhAriNi sItA kAnta 2ceppenO lEka
zabari 2ceppenO nIdu zAntamendu pOye (endu)
3. 4bAlayau 5svayamprabha 2ceppenO
tALa nA taramA 6zrI tyAgarAjunipai nIk(endu)
|1. Did Kausalya say anything or are You Yourself not willing to protect me? did Ahalya say anything? won’t You support me?|
2. Did Your wife Sita who has fine and thick hair say anything? or did Sabari tell anything? Where has Your tranquility vanished?
3. Did the maiden Svayamprabha say anything? is it in my capacity to forbear? why You have spite towards this Thyagaraja?
- 2ceppenO – jeppenO
- 3kabari – kabarI. The Sanskrit is ‘kavarI’ - seems to have been corrupted as ‘kabari’.
- 6zrI tyAgarAja – tyAgarAja
- 5svayamprabha - The story of Svayamprabha comes in the Kishkinda Kanda of Ramayana. During their search of Sita, AnjanEya and others reach a divine cave, where they find a wonderful city guarded by an aged ascetic woman by name Svayamprabha. She is daughter of Merusawarni and has been granted boons by Gods. However, Valmiki Ramayana doesn’t seem to contain any further reference about her emancipation in the hands of Sri Rama. This is found in Adhyatma Ramayana – Kishkinda Kanda – 6th Chapter refers.
- 1calamu – this word has different meanings – ‘wavering’, ‘obstinacy’, ‘spitefulness’, ill-will’, ‘malice’ etc. From the statements in caraNas, it seems zrI tyAgarAja implies instigation. Therefore, in all probability, this word ‘calamu’ means ‘spite’, ‘ill-will’ or ‘malice’ because of instigation. Further, in view of the last caraNa wherein he states ‘on’ tyAgarAja (tyAgarAjunipai) only ‘spite’, ‘ill-will’ or ‘malice’ would suit.
- 4bAlayau – The word means ‘damsel’, ‘maid’, ‘virgin’ etc. In the Kriti ‘appa rAma bhakti’, Sri Thyagaraja describes Svayamprabha as ‘abala’ – helpless.