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Bhaskara Satakam (rendered into English) -(12)

Bhaskara Satakam (rendered into English) -(12)

ii kshiti narthakaaMksha madi neppuDu paayaka loekulella saM
rakshakuDaina satprabhuni raakalu goerudu reMdu; jaMdri kaa
peaksha jelaMgi chaMdruDudayiMchu vidhaMbunakai chakoerapuM
bakshulu chuuDavea yedu rapaara mudaMbunu buuni, bhaaskaraa!

ఈ క్షితి నర్థకాంక్ష మది నెప్పుడు పాయక లోకులెల్ల సం
రక్షకుడైన సత్ప్రభుని రాకలు గోరుదు రెందు; జంద్రి కా
పేక్ష జెలంగి చంద్రుడుదయించు విధంబునకై చకోరపుం
బక్షులు చూడవే యెదు రపార ముదంబును బూని, భాస్కరా! (Poem-12) (In Telugu font)

on this earth, the desire for money not leaving their minds all
people pray and wait for the rule of a savior and kind king;
don’t the partridges, as the desire for moonlight grow in them,
longingly wait for the moon to rise with much delight,Oh Bhaskara!

The days when these poems were told were still the days of kings and their kingdoms. The well being of people of any kingdom depended mostly on the kindness of the king and protection he gave to his people from the attacks of enemy kings who always wanted to occupy the nearby territories surrounding their kingdoms.

It is a common desire for any human being, whatever may be age they have been living, to nurture a wish to lead a protected, comfortable and peaceful living; with the primary requirements of food to eat, clothes to wear and a shelter to live and sleep peacefully during nights. This would only happen when the king, under whose rule they were living, happened to be a kind and powerful man. It is, therefore, not uncommon for people of those days to pray for the appearance of a good and powerful king for assuring their well being.

This desire of the people of those days was compared to the desire of the partridges, birds which are much fond of moonlight – a natural phenomenon, that wait for the appearance of the moon during moonlight nights with much delight. Common populace was compared to the soft nature  birds – partridges and the benevolent, powerful also at the same time, king was compared to the moon. These comparisons are pleasing to the imagination of the children to whom the poems in Bhaskara Satakam were intended to be taught and the grownups as well whenever they happen to read them.

Thinking good and imagining good were also the intended virtues of the poems in Bhaskara Satakam!

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