Annamayya Keerthana – Nanati Bathuku Lyrics in English
naanaati bratuku natakamu
kanaka kannadi kaivalyamu ||
puttutayu nijamu povutayu nijamu
natta nadi mee pani natakamu |
yetta neduta galadi prapanchamu
katta kadapatidi kaivalyamu ||
kudiche dannamu koka chuttedidi
nadamantrapu pani natakamu |
odi gattukonina ubhaya karmamulu
gadi datinapude kaivalyamu ||
tegadhu paapamu teeradhu punyamu
nagi nagi kaalamu natakamu |
yeguvale shree venkateshvaru delithe
gaganamu neekidi kaivalyamu ||
Annamayya Keerthana Nanati Brathuku Meaning:
The everyday life is but merely a drama. What is seen and yet unseen constitutes the drama. Beyond these stands salvation and liberation from this drama.
The two ends are to be born and to be dead. Those are the truths. Whatever we do in between these two ends constitutes the drama which unfolds. We see the universe and the life which is right in front of us but we don’t see what is beyond. We don’t see the one which is beyond the universe and the time. That is where the salvation is.
We eat our food. We wrap a cloth around our middle. Between these and our end is the drama. when we cross beyond this, we see the salvation.
Our sins don’t dwindle. Our good deeds don’t extend. In between these, we do something and that is the much laughable drama. Beyond these there is one and only one Lord Sri Venkateshwara. Beyond the universe He is there and that is where the liberation is.