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Select poems from ‘Manu Charitramu’ by Allasaani Peddana (1)

శ్రీరస్తు
(sreerastu)
Be blessed with wealth

శ్రీకృష్ణాయ నమః
(sreekRshNaaya nama@h)
Salutations to Sir Krishna

మను చరిత్రము
(manu charitramu)
The grand tale of Manu

పీఠిక

శ్రీ వక్షోజకురుంగనాభ మెదపై జెన్నొంద విశ్వంభరా
దేవిన్ దత్కమలాసమీపమునఁ బ్రీతిన్ నిల్పినాఁడో యనం
గా వందారు సనందనాది నిజభక్తశ్రేణికిన్ దోఁచు రా
జీవాక్షుండు కృతార్థుఁ జేయు శుభదృష్టిన్ గృష్ణారాయాధిపున్.

piiThika

Srii vakshoejakuruMganaabha medapai jennoMda viSvaMbharaa
deavin datkamalaasamiipamuna@M briitin nilpinaa@MDoe yanaM
gaa vaMdaaru sanaMdanaadinijabhaktaSreaNikin doe@Mchu raa
jiivaakshuMDu kRtaarthu@m jeayu SubhadRshTin gRshNaaraayaadhipun.

Notes:

The letter శ్రీ (Sree) represents Goddess Lakshmi and hence abundance of wealth. It was therefore considered auspicious and hence became customary amongst the poets to commence their works with the letter శ్రీ so that the work completes itself without any hindrance, becomes popular and brings wealth and fame to the poet.

Preface

As the mark of the paste of musk that adorned the breasts of Goddess Lakshmi
Shown on His chest gave an impression, to those Sanamdana etc devotee group
Who come to Him, that Goddess Earth too is placed beside with equal affection,
The Lotus-eyed would look upon the king Krishnaraya and bless him to succeed!

 

ఉల్లమునందునక్కటిక మూనుట మీకులమందుఁగంటి మం
చల్లన మేల మాడునచలాత్మజమాటకులేఁతనవ్వు సం
ధిల్లఁ గిరీటిఁ బాశుపతదివ్యశరాఢ్యునిఁ జేయు శాంబరీ
భిల్లుఁడు కృష్ణరాయల కభీష్టశుభప్రతిపాది గావుతన్.

ullamunaMdunakkaTika muunuTa miikulamaMdu@MgaMTi maM
challana meala maaDunachalaatmajamaaTakulea@Mtanavvu saM
dhilla@M giriiTi@M baaSupatadivyaSaraaDhyuni@M jeayu SaaMbarii
bhillu@MDu kRshNaraayala kabhiishTaSubhapratipaadi gaavutan.

Notes:

అచలాత్మజ means the Goddess Parvati – the daughter of the motionless hill  himavamta, the king of hills (పర్వత రాజు), the daughter of పర్వత రాజు, hence పార్వతి!

శాంబరీభిల్లుడు (Saambarii bhilluDu) denotes Lord Siva, who once took the form of a forester, a savage hunter and fought with Arjuna (the third of the five brothers Pandavas in Mahabharat) to test his capabilities as a true warrior and presents him the all too powerful arrow known as paaSupatha arrow at the end, after getting sufficiently impressed with the latter’s capabilities in fierce warfare .

That trickery hunter Lord Siva, the presenter to Arjuna the powerful arrow
paaSupatha, who smilingly look as the daughter of motionless hill Parvati
jokingly tease Him saying we often witness in your creed that you take pity
too easily in your heart, may make all the desires fulfilled to Krishnaraya!

 

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