Sl. No:319; Sathatham samsmaraani;
Neelaambari; Chaapu; Keerthanam; Saanskrit. Note: Swathi
has composed 9 composition portraying the 9 paths to Bhakthi (Navavidha
Bhakthi), which are Sravanam, Keerthanam, Smaranam, Padasevanam, Archanam,
Vandanam, Dasyam, Sakhyam and Atma nivedanam. This kriti is on Smaranam.
Oh Lord SARASAKAHA! one with eyes resembling the lotus!
Lord of SYANANDURAPURA! May I meditate on you forever!.
Just as the rays of the moon make the lotus flower close, you destroy
the dense and dark ignorance. Oh suzerain of the universe!
You recline on the great serpent resting on the white island, amidst
the milky ocean rolling with great breakers, on whose shores lay scattered
priceless gems. You are the supreme spirit, the lord of the world!
Your form is beautiful like the blue lotus. The paragon of all virtues.
You are the manifestation of bliss. Your brilliant smile resembles the
jasmine buds. Your smile delights goddess Earth and LAKSHMI. The celestials
and sages adore you. You are the wish yielding tree to those who prostrate
With great joy and devotion BRAHMA chants the VEDAs and Lord PADMANABHA
delights in the melodious recitation. I meditate on you, whose eyes
are brimming with compassion. You are the protector of the dejected.
You destroy the cycle of birth and death.
(Translation by Dr. T.K Govinda Rao)