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Elavathara Methu Kodilo
By Saint Thyagaraja
Translated by P. R. Ramachander
Elavathara methu kondilo,
Emi karanamo ramudai
Aalame putaka Ayodhyaa,
Palana chese dendhukka Sri Rama
Yogula brachedunthuka bhava,
Rogula brachedunthuka , satha,
Raga rathna malikanu rasinchina,
Thyaga rajuniki varamosa kudaka
Oh Lord, what is the cause of your,
Being born as Lord Rama
Is it for grazing the cattle or is it,
To rule and look after Ayodhya,
Is it for looking after great sages?
Is it to remove the sorrow of birth?
Or is it to become a Lord to,
Thyagaraja, who composed,
This garland of pearls of songs.