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Naa Maa Dida Karma
By Sage Purandara Dasa
Translated by P. R. Ramachander and Chakravarthi Madhusudana
Naa MaaDida Karma Balavantavaadare
Nee MaaDuvudeno Deva
Saamanyavallavidu Brahma Bareda Baraha
Nemadindali Nanna HaNeyalli Baredudake
1. Anna PaanangaLige Agraganyanagi,
Snaana Sandhyaavane Japa Tapa Neegi
Daanavaantaka Ninna Dhyaanava MaaDade
Shvaananante Manemaneya Tirugutalidde
2. AthithigaLige Anna Kottavanalla Para
Satiyara SanghagaLa Bittavanalla
Matiheena naanaagi maruLaagiheno Deva
Gati Yaavudenaginnu GaruDagamana Krishna
3. Innaadaru Ninna Daasara Sangavittu
Mannisi Salahayya Manmathajanaka
Anyarobbara KaaNe aadhaaravenagilla
Pannagashayana Shri Purandaravithala.
If whatever I am doing is due to power of Karma,
What are you doing, Oh God?
These words, written by Lord Brahma, are not ordinary,
In-scripted on my head according to rules.
1. Being the first in case of food and drinks,
Completely avoiding bath and chants at Sandhya,
Without thinking about you, the killer of Asuras,
I was wandering from house to house like a dog.
2. I am not the one who gave food for guests,
I have never forsaken the company of other ladies,
Oh God! Was I mindless and demented
Oh Krishna who rides on Garuda, what is my future path?
3. At least from now grant the company of your devotes,
Please pardon me and help me, father of Manmatha,
I cannot find anyone, I have no support,
Oh Purandara Vittala You who sleep on a snake.