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mahAprasthAnaM

SrI SrI

 

The collection of poetry mahAprasthAnaM had an enormous impact on a great many aspects of modern telugu literature. It is the seminal work of SreerangaM SreenivAsa rAvu (SrI SrI, 1910-83). Much of the poetry in the book was written during the decade of 1930. Sri Sri was in his 20s then. The collected work was originally published at the behest of Sri Sri's friend and fellow poet Jalasutram Rukmineenatha Sastry in 1950 (Nalini Kumar Pub., Machilipatnam). Later the book went through very many printings issued by Visalandhra Publishing House. It would be an understatement to say that its publication brought in a revolutionary change. It is one of the most important works in the history of Telugu and Indian Literature. The book was far too anti-establishment to have received major laurels like the Jnanapeetham. But there are very few books among the Jnanapeetha club that can measure up against mahAprasthAnaM. Just about every hot-blooded Telugu youth knows of the book. Many a youth with a revolutionary bent had his or her first major jolt in early or mid teens upon reading the book. The book helped change Telugu poetry forever after. When Chalam, the other great revolutionary of that time said that Sri Sri single handedly broke the backs of "old poetry" with these poems, he was not far from the mark. Chalam also said that a time would come when all other poets are measured against Sri Sri's yardstick. The yardstick set by mahAprasthAnaM is very long indeed!

 

There have been innumerable critical appraisals of the book. Miriyala Ramakrishna among several others wrote at length on the book. We do not yet have in our possession a balance that can weigh its worth. Perhaps we never will. Yet, we will continue to revisit the book for a long time to come. However, calam (guDipATi veMkaTa calaM) gave the book a fitting compliment in writing a stirring certificate of recommendation as a preface. Many statements from that certificate became major quotations in themselves. When the poems were originally published, the long battle against the colonial powers was reaching a crescendo in India. Europe was inching itself towards a devastating war. calam was approaching the end of his main productive period (at least the first phase) and Sree Sree was just beginning his multifaceted dominance of Telugu Literature. We reproduce calaM's certificate below.

 

Note: The date above is 1950 as indicated in the latest Visalandhra Pub. version. It should most likely be written as 1940. Apparently, Jaruk Satry was instrumental in arranging the preface to be written in 1940. Chalam himself mentioned Jaruk Satry in his preface. Except for neeDalu (1947), nijaMgAnE (1941?), and garjiMcu raShyA (1941) and jagannAthuni rathacakrAlu (1940), every other poem in the collection was written well before 1940. So it may be safe to assume 1940 for the preface and 1950 for the actual publication. Paruchuri Sreenivas swears that the preface too was written around the late 1940s! This issue needs some resolution.

Sri Venkataramana Srirangam, son of mahaakavi Sri Sri has developed a beautiful web site for his father's works at www.mahakavisrisri.com. It has several photographs and a lot of other material. The following famous intro' is only to help in a critical appraisal of the great poet. For more information, please look at the official web site. We thank the copyright holder Sri Venkataramana Srirangam.

 

 

For Telugu Lipi version, click here.

yOgyatApatraM

 

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idi mahA prasthAnaM saMgati kAdu. idaMtA celaM goDava. iShTaM lEni vALLu ee pEjeelu tippEsi (deeMTlO mee seksuni udrEkiMcE saMgatulu Emee lEvu) Sree Sree arNavaMlO paDaMDi. padaMDi muMduku. agAtham lOMci bailudErE nallani alalu mohAna koTTi, ukkiri bikkirai tuPhAnu hOru cevula giMguru mani, nam&mina kALLa kiMdi BhUmi tolucuku pOtOvuMTE, A celamEnayamani venakki parigetta cUstAru.

 

tana kavitvAniki muMdu mATa vrAyamani Sree Sree aDigitE, kavitvAn&ni tUcE rALLu tana daggara lEvan&nADu celaM. "tUcavaddu, anuBhaviMci palavariMca" man&nADu Sree Sree.

 

celaM cUSADu. mATlADADu. kAni Sree Sreeni eragaDu. rukmiNeenAtha SAstri oka udayaM vacci-

"idEmiTi. ee mUla streela kOsaM iTlA mUlugutun&nAru? Sree Sree padyAla vEgaMtO prapaMcapu pAta dumAramaMtA vUDcuku pOtOvuMTE!

hRdayAlameedi peMkulu pagili pOtun&nAyi. baiTa vinabaDutun&nAyi. yiTlA raMDi, rODDu meediki," an&nADu.

 

aMtavaraku Sree Sree kavitvAn&ni erakka pOvaDaM celaMlO kshamiMcatagina viShayaM kAdu. kAni celavATiki kshamiMcAli celAnni.

 

kavitvAn&ni, muKhyaMgA telugu kavitva kanyalni cUstE celAniki #impatience,# anumAnaM. Sabda sauMdaryaMlO tRptipaDi saMtOShiMcavalasiMdE kAni, ceppE dAniki artham vedakaTaM avivEkaM ani. kAni neerasapu kaLAcaturulamallE aMdAn&ni dUraM nuMci cUci saMtOShiMcee, vicAriMcee, tappukOvaDaM celAniki cAtakAdu. tanu ceppadalacukun&na saMgati tanakE spaShTaMgA teleenappuDu tana cAtagAni tanAn&ni, artha aspaShTatanee ChaMdassu ceerala venakA, alaMkArAla madhyA, kaThina padAla buraKhAlalOnU dAci mOsagiMcAlani cUstADu kavi -muKhyaM, sahaja sauMdaryaM takkuvainappuDu! sulaBhaMgA, sUTigA ceppEsi, iMta dhyAnAnikee, maunAnikee, kAryAlakee, vijayAlakee vyavadhi nivvarAdA ani celaM kOrki. A pani streelU ceyyaru, dESanAyakulU ceyyaru. kavulU ceyyaru -eMkee, Sree Sree tappa. kavitvaMlOnU jeevitaMlOnU, #economy of words and thoughts# lEkapOvaTaM dESaBhakti kan&na heenamaina pApaM, AtmalOkaMlO divAlA.

 

tanakee, prapaMcAnikee sAmarasyaM kudiriMdAkA kavi cEsE aMtar, bahir yuddhArAvamE kavitva maMTADu celaM. aMduvallanE dikkulni, dEvulni, adhikArulni vUgiMci praSniMcE Sree Sree padyAlu aMta aBhimAnaM celAniki. netturU, kan&neeLLU taDipi kotta #tonic# tayAru cESADu Sree Sree ee vRddha prapaMcAniki.

 

hRdayaM ellA kaMpistE A kaMpanaki mATala rUpAn&ni ivvaDaM atanikE telusu. mATalni kattulU, eeTelU, maMTalugA mArcaTaM atanikE cEtanavunu. padyAlu caduvutOMTE, ivi mATalu kAvu, aksharAlu kAvu -udrEkAlu, bAdhalu, yuddhAlu- atani hRdayaMlOMci mana hRdayaMlOki #direct# gA paMpina utsAhAlu, netturu kAlava lanipistuMdi.

 

eMdukaMTE-

 

kRShNaSAstri tana bAdhani aMdarilOnU palikistE, Sree Sree aMdaribAdhanU tanalO palikistADu.

 

kRShNaSAstri bAdha prapaMcAniki bAdha. prapaMcapu bAdha aMtA Sree Sree bAdha.

 

 

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Sree Sree kavitvamU, pAl rObsan^ saMgeetamU okaTE rakaM aMTuMdi sauris. AreMTikee haddulU, Aj~nalU lEvu. appuDappuDu lakshaNAlanU, rAgAlanU meeri cevi kirrumanETTu iddarU arustAru. Emee rasaM lEkuMDA #flat# gA ekkaDikO, Emee cEtagAnivALLamallE jAripOtAru. kAni A arupullO, ceekaTlO mohAlU, tOkalU kanapaDaka vetukkunE prajala roda, gAli debbalakiMda egiripaDE samudrapu tuPhAnu garjanaM, mara PhiraMgula maraNadhvAnaM, giMgurumaMTAyi. kaMThaM taggiMci vinapaDakaMDA taggu sthAyilO mUligArA, dikkulEni deenula mUga vEdana, kAlikiMda naligina ceemala kALLu virigina cappuDu, neeLLu lEka eMDutun&na gaDDipOca ArtanAdaM vinipiMpacEstAru. buddhi vun&na vADevvaDU atanidi saMgeetamani kAni, itanidi kavitvamani kAni voppukODu; voppukOTamU lEdu. eMdukaMTE ee iddari #Appeal# buddhini, vivEkAn&ni, kaLAbaMdhanalni miMcina E aMtarALAnikO tagulutuMdi -A aMtarALaM anEdi vun&na vALLaki. keerti maryAdalni DigreelatO kolucukuMTO agacATlu paDi kulikE manuShulaki Atma en&nO maMdapu inapa porala venaka aNagi cacci, konavUpiritO AripOlEka miNuku miNuku maMTO vuMTuMdi. aTuvaMTi vALLaki utta arthaMlEni nyUsen&sugA tOstAyi Sree Sree padyAlu. soMta illU, aNagArina BhArya, prati saMvatsaraM pai klAsulOki veLLE koDukU, #bank-account,# voTTipOni AvutO tRptipaDE saMsArula SAMta hRdayAlameedinuMci yee geetAllOni udrEka utsAhAlu viSAKha paTnaM samudraMlO nallarALLa meeda alalu viPhalamainaTlu dorlipOtAyi. tAMbUlaM vEsukuMTO, pustakAn&ni muDicipeTTi "dEnikOsaM? eMduku? EmiTi kAvAlaMTADu? EmiTi ee vEdana pApaM?" ani koMceM AlOcistArEmO!

 

adee sAdhAraNaMgA kalcerDu reeDarsu saMgati.

 

kavula saMgati vEru. uttama kavitvaM eppuDu pracuritamavutuMdA ani veyyikan&nulatO kanipeDutU vuMTAru. kanapaDDadA, AnATinuMci ati SraddhagA A kavitvAn&ni guriMcee, kavini guriMcee, pracAraM modalu. sArasvata pOShakulatO, ucitulatO eTlAgO OlAgu Akotta kavitvAn&ni saMBhAShaNalOki teesukuni vacci vyaktee, kAla paristhitulanu baTTi cappariMcaDamU- tama kAvyAlaniMcO, itara kAvyAlaniMcO, saMgrahiMcabaDina danaDamU -viplava kAraNa manaDamU, nirjeevamanaDamU -kavini guriMci cAlA #righteous indignation# tOnO, jAlipaDutOnO, cAlA sAnuBhUti dayA vun&naTlu prastAviMcaDamU veeLa Teknik.

 

"Sree Sree kavitvAn&ni guriMci mee aBhiprAyaM ceppaMDi" ani kavini aDigArA, atanu "dAnikEM cAlA bAvuMTuMdi. O bAgA vrAstADu. nEnu atan&ni kUDA bAgA erugudunu. nA aBhiprAyaM EmiTaMTE-" an&nADA, atanu cAlA san&nihita priyamitru Dan&namATa kaviki. cirunavvutO Sree Sree viShayamai mee kaLLalO kAraM koTTipOtun&nADu. pogaDtalatO mee nOTTO viShaM kakki pOtun&nADu jAgratta!

 

Sree Sree kavitvAniki #Motive springs# cUputADu A mitruDu. tappadu.

 

"Akali pATa ---kaTika daridruDu atanu -tiMDilEka veethulu tirigADu--- pApaM" aMTO prapaMcapu sarihaddulni vUgiMcAlani prayatniMcE atani hRdayOdrEkAn&ni #explain# cEstADu.

 

nijamA? nijamaitE Sree Sree "AkalEsi" nakshatrAlu adiricUsE "kEkalESADu."

 

ee kaviki AkalivEstE rA- gAri yiMTikeLLi SlAGhiMci Bhatya Kharcu teccukuni, BhOjanaM cEsi priyurAlimeeda geetaM vrASADu.

 

abaddhAlatO, stOtrAlatO, vaMcanalatO, anukUla duShTa pracAraMtO, Atma SlAGhanalatO dESaM meedapaDi batukutun&na yee #Parasite# kavivarENyulu Sree Sree ni vimarSiMcaDAniki sAhasistun&nAru. "aBhivRddhiki rAtaginavADavu" ani AkASamaMta ettugA vuMDE atani veepu taTTa cUstun&nAru.

 

prapaMcaMlO eenADu pratidESaMlOnU nUtana yuga nirmANaM kOsaM dharma yuddhaM cEsE dheerulu ee nADU paDutun&na GhOramaina agacATlu cUstE, anAdigA tanakOsaM prayatniMcE #dreamers# meeda ee lOkaM varShistun&na karkaSatvaM, variMci AvESiMcina #rotten channels# ee nATi sArasvata saBhApatulu.

 

tAmu batikivun&na kAlaMlO pAta vAMgmayaM meeda tiragabaDDa ee batikivun&na SavAlu ee nATikee tAmu mupphaiyELLakriMda cEsina tirugubATu itarula Kharcu meeda kAPhee yiDDen&la muMdu #Inspire# ai pragalBhAlu palikE ee rasikulu, tAmu teccina saMskAramE yiMka sArasvatAniki SASvatAvadhi ani nirUpiMci, uppoMgi telugu prapaMcAn&ni pAvanaM ceyyaDAniki meediki urikE Bhageeratha pravAhAlni Uri rabbiSh cettala kaTTalatO ApAlani prayatnistun&nAru.

 

madrAsu bassula gOlala madhya OsAri "Sree Sree ippuDu vrAstun&na kotta tanAlakE prajalu iMkA alavATu kAlEdE, iMkA yee sarriyalijaM testE asalu gABharA paDi cadavaDamE mAnEstArEmO!" an&nADu celaM. #Man of little faith.#

 

Sree Sree EM javAbu cepitEnEM! mAnavajAtini uddhariMcaDAniki kottamatAn&ni kanipeTTina pravakta vale cirunavvu navvADu. tana vrAtalu aMgeekArAn&ni poMdEMduku iravaiyELLa tarvAta iMkA ASa vadalaka kAcukonivun&na celaM mAnavatvaM meeda Sree Sree ki vun&na gADha viSvAsAn&ni cUsi talavoMcADu.

 

Sree Sree kavitvAn&ni #analyse# cEsi, mukkala kiMda etti cUpi, kavee, maniShee, Sailee, bAlyaM, kavitvaM, ChaMdassu, ediriMpu, kottapOkaDalu, pAta #influences# aMTO vATi SrEShTatvAn&ni #explain# ceyyaDAniki celAniki adhikAramU, arhatA lEvu. celAniki vimarSE cAtanaitE kotta vrAtalni pAta patrikallO ceelci, ceMDADi goppatanaM lEdani nirUpiMci, Ghanata saMpAyiMci, saMvatsarAnikOsAri niMDu BhOjanAlu cEsE oka Dajan^ sArasvata, kaLA, nATaka, nRtya, gAna sinimA pariShattulalO saBhyatvaM, EmO adRShTaM apUrvaMgA kalasivastE jAyiMTu sekraTaree kUDA saMpAyiMcEvADu kADA!

 

Sree Sree pustakaM koni teerikagA cadavaMDi, padyaM padisArlu cadavaMDi, Emee arthaM kAlEdA -E yuvakuDikO, BhikshukuDikO, #death-bed present# gA paMpaMDi. pAreyyakaMDi. aMtakan&nA dAcukOkaMDi. telugu kavitvAn&ni KhaMDiMci, deeviMci, UgiMci, SAsiMci, rakshiMcE apUrva Sakti mee cEtulO pustakaM. #Pass it on.#

 

padELLu AgaMDi. eelOpala Asti saMpAdiMcaDaM, pillalni kanaDaM, dharalu heccaDaM kAka jeevitaMlO iMkA Evan&nA mim&malni amitaMgA #influence# cEsinavi vuMTE -maLLee kotta kApee koni Sree Sree padyAlni cadavaMDi. appuDan&nA arthamavutuMdEmO.

svayaMgA cadavaMDi. cadiviM taruvAta Sree Sreeni cUDAlanipistE svayaMgA cUDaMDi. evari aBhiprAyamU aDagakaMDi. muKhyaM, kavi anEvANNi -ceppinA vinakaMDi.

 

 

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kavitvapu kAlaM aMtamayiMdi. nagalU, apurUpapu kaLalU, sUrya kiraNAlni eragani aMdAlU gatistun&naTTE kavitvamU gatiMciMdi. kavitvAniki kUDA tana prayOjanaM tAnE ceppukOvalasina gati paTTiMdi. "eenATi kavitvamaMtA EmiTi? eMduku vuMdi? EM cEstOMdi?" ani diKhKhariMci aDigE telugu prajalaku Sree Sree kavitvaM pratyuttaraM. koddirOjullO nEDu virraveegE kavulu prati okkarU Sree Sree neeDa kiMda niMcuni tama unikini samarthiMcukO valasina gati vostuMdi.

 

ceppukO tagina okka kavee, mana kRShNa SAstri un&nata himAlaya SiKharAllO kurisina kavitA varShaM pAyalai, dESAla veMTa pravahiMci, civariki saiDu kAluvallO palukutun&na samayAna, tana BheeShaNAtapa jvAlalatO Aviri pogalu lEpi AkASa mArgAna vihariMpa jEsi, rakshiMcADu SreeSree.

 

evariniMci doMgiliMcAmO vALLani kshamiMcaDaM kaShTaM.

 

kRShNaSAstri padyAlu cadivi, arthaM viDadeesi, "Edi goppatanaM cUpa" maMTE cUpalEka pOyinAnu pUrvaM. Sree Sree aggipullalOnU, kukkapillalOnU, kavitvaM cUpalEnu eenADU.

 

aggipullavaMka -muKhyaM puccina aggipulla vaMka cAlAsEpu cUDamaMTAnu.

 

kukkapillani -muKhyaM tallicaccina dikkulEni gajjikukkapillani peMcamamTAnu.

 

mereenAlO gAlilO UgE (rEDiyOlEni rOjulavi) #flower-bed# puShpaSayya kEsi cUstun&na nan&nu cUci, "ee puvvulu pADu puvvulu: ekkaDa cUsinA rODDu prakkana aMtA ee puvvulE" ani nan&nu niMdistun&na mitruDiki EM javAbu ceppagaligAnu.

 

"EmiTi vaMtena meeda nuMcuni cUstun&nAvu?"

"saMdhya kEsi"

"evaru Ame?"

aMTE EM mATlADagaligAnu?

 

pAtapadAlu, Dikshan^, varNanalu, alaMkArAlu, ChaMdassu, upamAnAlu, paddhatulu, AcArAlu, kavitvaMlOvee, jeevitaMlOvee iMka maLLEE lEvakuMDA vATi naDDi virakkoTTADu Sree Sree.

 

"dhvaMsaM cEsi rODDu vESADu-"

 

"padaMDi muMduku

padaMDi tOsuku-" aMTun&nADu

 

tAmu vETini ediriMcalEka pratidinamU loMgipOtun&nArO, A niraMkuSAdhikArula nettimeeda nAlugu debbalu koTTADani yuvakulu celaM meedacUpE aBhimAnaM cAladu Sree Sree ki. tAmU yiMkO nAlugu debbalu koTTagala Saktini teccukOmaMTun&nADu manuShulni.

 

Sree Sree dhvaMsaM cEsina pAta ChaMdassulOMci pAta mUlugulU, #serenadings,# mUrcalU, vEdAMtAlU, mattulU pOyi- dESAlaki, utsAhAlaki, kadilipOyE yuvaka sainyAlaki, nUtana yuga nirmAtalaki #background music# kiMda #marching band# kiMda, kotta raktAn&ni kadanu tokkiMcE saMgeetaM vinapaDDaMlEdA, Sree Sree geetAllO: vinapaDakapOtE-

 

"emukalu kruLLina, vayassu maLLina

sOmarulArA cAvaMDi!"

prapaMcaM eTlApOtEnEM? meekeMduku leMDi.

"adRShTavaMtulu meeru ---

vaDDiMcina vistari mee jeevitaM"

 

praBhutvAlu, nyAyasthAnAlu, rakshakaBhaTa vargAlu, cerasAlalu, urikoyyalu, BhAva kavitvaM ivan&nee mee priyamitrulu, yuddhAlaniMci, muShTivALLaniMci, viplavAla niMci, anAthala niMci, aSAMtiniMci, satyAn&niMci, mim&malni kApADutAru veeLLu.

 

veeLLaMdari adhyakshuDU meedEvuDu. mee Dabbuki dAsuDu. mee naMgipUjalakee svArtha prArthanalakee vaSyuDu. doMgaBhakta parAdheenuDu.

 

in&ni bAMbulu kurustun&nA, in&ni mara PhiraMgulu mOgutun&nA, in&ni cerasAlalu niMDutun&nA, in&ni viplavAlu jarugutun&nA iMkA viSadaM kAdA meeku -pAta paddhatulu, viSvAsAlu, dharmAlu an&nee O mUla nuMci kUlipOtun&nAyani! iMka lABhaM lEdani mee ATalu sAgavani!

 

ee vidhvaMsaM anaMtaraM nava prapaMcaM nirmANa kartala utsAhaMtO kaMThaM kalipi pADutun&nADu Sree Sree.

 

E lOkaMlO anyAyAlu, adhikArAlu, EDupulu, kshAmAlu, yAcakAlu, kshudrakavitvAlu, SikshaNalu, #scandals# lEvO AlOkAn&ni #dream# cEstun&nADu yee kavi.

 

mee AnaMdaMkan&na itarula kshOBha saMtRptiniccE meeku, narakamaMTE aTlAMTi lOkaM.

 

Sree Sree eMduku naccutADu?

 

iMkA rAtri ceekaTlO, lOkaM nidralO BhayaMkara svapnAlu kaMTO, deenaMgA palavariMcE samayAna uShAgamanAn&ni gurtiMci svAgatamiccE vaitALikuDu Sree Sree!

 

dEvuDu, adhikArAlu, pAtarlu, sauKhyAlu, neetulu, svargaM, maryAdalu mUTa kaTTukuni kulikE meeku arthaMkAni bAdha, maraNaM, daridraM, aviSvAsaM, aSAMti, ivan&nee arthaMkAka gaTTigA sRShTinE praSnistun&na yuvakula laksha kaMThAlni EkaMcEsi palukutun&nADu Sree Sree.

 

mee keMduku leMDi. paTTu diLLalO talalu dUrci, BhAgyavaMtula pAliTi eeSvaruDi meeda stOtra SlOkAlu caduvutO- #"All is well with the world"# anukuMTO nidrapoMDi.

 

nirBhAgyulaM koMdaraM mAku---

"an&nee samasyalE, saMdEhAlE."

"EvO,

EvEvO, EvEvO

GhOShalu vinabaDutun&nAy!guMDelu viDipOtun&nAy!"

 

meeku kavitvaM kAvAlA?

 

arugO A mUla pAtagOreela kEsi mohAlu tippukoni nagiSheelu cekkutun&nAru -pAta padAlakee, Uhalakee citrikalu paTTi- prEyasi mellakan&nula meeda padyAlu allutun&nAru -rAmAyaNAlU, SarmiShThalU vRddha munulu vrAsi arpistun&nAru, "BhArati"ki naivEdyaMgA.

 

vALLalO cEraMDi. vALLa dhairyavacanAlanu vini maLLee nidrapoMDi.

 

"rAbaMdula rekkala cappuDu

payOdhara pracaMDa GhOShaM

JhaMJhAnila ShaDjadhvAnaM"

vini taTTukOgala cAva vuMTE ee pustakaM teravaMDi.

   

bejavADa
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celaM

 

 

mahAprasthAnaM kavitalu

 

Sri Venkataramana Srirangam, son of mahaakavi Sri Sri has developed a beautiful web site for his father's works at www.mahakavisrisri.com. It has several photographs and a lot of other material. The following famous poem is only to increase the appreciation of Sri Sri's poetry. For more information, please look at the official web site. We thank Sri Venkataramana Srirangam.

For the Telugu Lipi version, click here.

jagan&nAthuni rathacakrAlu

 

patitulAra!
BhraShTulAra!
bAdhAsarpadaShTulAra!
braduku kAli,
panikimAli,
SanidEvata rathacakrapu
TirusulalO paDi naligina
deenulAra!
heenulAra!
kUDulEni,
gUDulEni
pakshulAra! BhikshulAra!
sakhulavalana paricyutulu,
janulavalana tiraskRtulu,
saMGhAniki bahiShkRtulu-
jitAsuvulu,
cyutASayulu,
hRtASrayulu,
hatASulai
EDavakaM DEDavakaMDi.
mee raktaM kalagi kalagi
mee nADulu kadali kadali
mee prEvulu kanali kanali
EDavakaM DEDavakaMDi,
O vyathAniviShTulAra!
O kathAvaSiShTulAra!
patitulAra!
BhraShTulAra!
bAdhAsarpadaShTulAra!
EDavakaM DEDavakaMDi!

 

vastun&nAyostun&nAyi....
jagan&nAtha,
jagan&nAtha,
jagan&nAtha rathacakrAl!
jagan&nAthuni rathacakrAl!
rathacakrAl,
rathacakrAl,
rathacakrAl, rathacakrA
lostun&nA yostun&nAyi!

 

patitulAra!
BhraShTulAra!
meyildArini
bayaldErina
rathacakrAl, rathacakrA
lostun&nA yostun&nAyi!

 

siMhAcalaM kadiliMdi,
himAcalaM karigiMdi,
viMdhyAcalaM pagiliMdi-
siMhAcalaM,
himAcalaM,
viMdhyAcalaM, saMdhyAcalaM....
mahAnagA legurutun&nAyi!
mahArathaM kadulutun&nAdi!
cUrNamAna
GhUrNamAna
deerNamAna giriSiKharAl
giragiragira tirugutun&nAyi!
patitulAra!
BhraShTulAra
bAdhAsarpadaShTulAra!
rAraMDO! raMDO! raMDi!

 

Uravatala neeriMkina
ceruvupakka, ceTTuneeDa-
gOnelatO, kuMDalatO,
eTucUstE aTu ceekaTi,
aTu du@hKhaM paTunirASa-
cerasAlalu, urikoyyalu,
kAluvalO Atmahatya!
dagApaDina tam&mulAra!
mee bAdhalu nE nerugudunu....
vaDalO, kaDu
jaDilO, penu
calilO teganavasi kumulu
mee bAdhalu, meegAthalu
avagAhana nAkavutAyi!
patitulAra!
BhraShTulAra!
dagApaDina tam&mulAra!
meekOsaM kalaM paTTi,
AkASapu dArulaMTa,
aDAvuDiga veLipOyE,
aracukuMTu veLipOyE
jagan&nAthuni rathacakrAl!
rathacakra praLaya GhOSha
BhUmArgaM paTTistAnu!
BhUkaMpaM puTTistAnu!

 

naTa dhUrjaTi
niTAlAkshi pagiliMdaTa!
niTAlAgni ragiliMdaTa!
niTAlAgni
niTAlArci!
niTAlAkshi paTAlumani
prapaMcAn&ni BhayapeTTiMdi!
are JhA@m! JhA@m!
JhaTak, PhaTak .
hiMsanacaNa
dhvaMsaracana
dhvaMsa nacaNa
hiMsa racana!
viShavAyuvu, maraPhiraMgi
TArpeeDO, TOrnADO!
adi vilayaM,
adi samaraM,
aTO yiTO tegipOtuMdi!

 

saMraMBhaM,
saMkshOBhaM,
sam&mardana, saMGharShaNa!
hAlAhalaM pogacUriMdi!
kOlAhalaM celarEgiMdi!
patitulAra!
BhraShTulAra!
idi savanaM,
idi samaraM!
ee yegirina inupa DEga,
ee paMDina maMTa paMTa,
drOhAlanu tUlagoTTi,
dOShAlanu tuDicipeTTi,
svAtaMtryaM,
samaBhAvaM,
sauBhrAtraM,
sauhArdaM
punAdulai iLLulEci,
janAvaLiki SuBhaM pUci-
SAMti, SAMti, kAMti, SAMti
jagamaMtA jayistuMdi,
ee svapnaM nijamavutuMdi!
ee svargaM RjuvavutuMdi!
patitulAra!
BhraShTulAra!
bAdhAsarpadaShTulAra!
dagApaDina tam&mulAra!
EDavakaM DEDavakaMDi!
vaccESAy, viccESAy,
jagan&nAtha,
jagan&nAtha,
jagan&nAtha rathacakrAl,
jagan&nAthuni rathacakrAl,
rathacakrAl,
rathacakrAl,
rathacakrAl, rathacakrAl,
rAraMDO! raMDO! raMDi!
eelOkaM meedEnaMDi!
mee rAjyaM meerElaMDi!

 

 

More kavitas will be posted when we know about the copyright status of the book.

 

Seshu Madhava Rao Adluri
First posted: May 1998.
Suggestions, additions and corrections to the above will be gratefully appreciated.
Kindly contact:
adluri@engr.mun.ca

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