ST21. THE DEITY IN PROCESSION

a poem by Rajaram Ramachandran, India - poetry writer, author, poet

SAINT THYAGARAJA

After the re-installation,
Out the Deity was taken
For the street procession,
On an auspicious occasion.

All the mischief mongers,
Including his elder brother,
Expressing a word of regret,
Fell at the feet of the Saint.

What a great Soul he was.
Lately they realized this.
“It’s all the act of Rama,”
So said Saint Thyagaraja.

(He sang in Raga Vasantha
Etlaa Dhorikidhivo Rama)

“Rama, I got you back how,
When none is near me now?
Lord, I got you back how,
For me, when none has love?”

“Is it a wonder of your feet?
Or is it the strange result
Of my elders’ blessings
Or my love for divine songs.”

‘Oh Consort of Lakshmi,
Remover of my worry,
Oh My Lord Rama!
The Savior of Thyagaraja”

“Lord, pardon the conspirators
Including my elder brother,
Who threw you in the river.”
Finally, he said this prayer.

What a noble Saint he was,
To ask for pardon for those,
Who were criticizing him,
Over his actions, every time!

(The Deity which was thrown
into the river, is still available
in the house at 1/1407,
Varagappaiyer Street, Thanjavur.
Tamil Nadu, South India)




ST20. THE DEITY DISAPPEARED
SAINT THYAGARAJA
ST22. KING OF THIRUVANANDAPURAM

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