Sl. No.232; Parama bhadrakara; Dvijaavanthi; Aadi
; Keerthanam; Saanskrit.
Note: This kriti is
on Panchanadeeswara, Thiruvayyar.
Oh SRI PANCANADISA lord of the five rivers! You bestow
all auspicious things. You enter the mind of all those who worship you.
You drench with your compassionate glance and remove the miseries
of those helpless devotees who seek refuge at your feet.
I pray to you placing my implicit faith that you are the sole refuge
for the whole world. Yet, I suffer this unbearable affliction of this
cycle of birth & death. Oh Lord! How is this justified? You are
creator for all these mountains, oceans and multitude of various types
of creations consisting of sentient and the insentience. Oh Lord! You
being the suzerain of this world, won't you have the power to destroy
heaps of my sins and bless me with good fortune?
Upon seeing the dreadful poison KALAKUTA, all the celestials ran for
skelter in all directions, even without knowing which direction they
were running! You just playfully swallowed it and protected the three
worlds. You are NILAKANTHA, You removed the fear of the entire world.
Peerless Lord! Marvellous supreme spirit! You have an eye on your fore
head. Oh PARAMESVARA! Does it require a great effort on your part to
grace me with a little of your sidelong glances? You are venerated by
emperors as supreme power.
With great compassion, you rescued the son of an ascetic from the rope
tied on him by the god of death. You punished the one who committed
this blunder with wrath. Then you attracted with your side glance, that
child, who was trembling with fear and bowing before you. Immaculate
Lord! Oh Embodiment of knowledge! Your story is sung by celestials. You
nourish those who are caught in the cycle of birth & death. Are
you justified neglecting the most indigent servant of yours?
(Translation by Dr. T.K Govinda Rao)