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Parihasaka Maa Maata
By Saint Thyagaraja
Translated by P. R. Ramachander
Parihasaka maa maata,
Verpuna nanu manamuna
Vesampuna ne kori,
Saranagatha rakshaka neenu
Oka munikai Droupadi
Dwaraka nilayaa saranana,
Oka mataku Vibheeshanudu,
Oor valaloka sarananaka,
Did my word look funny,
Did the words that I told before many, look funny,
When I told, please provide me protection,
With fear, assumption and great sorrow,
To you who is the provider of protection to all,
Did my words look funny?
When Draupadi due to a sage,
Told protect me Oh God who is in Dwaraka,
When Vibheeshana could not tolerate one word,
And crossed the sea and told, please protect me,
When Prahalda with sorrow told, please protect me.
Did it appear as words of fun to you?
And did you not protect all of them?
And then why, the words of Thyagaraja appears funny to you?