Annamayya Keerthana – Shodasa Kalanidhiki Lyrics in English
jadatoda niccalunu samarpayami ||
alaru visvatmakuna kavahana mide sarva
nilayuna kasanamu nemminide |
alaganga janakuna karghyapadyacamanalu
jaladhi sayikini majjanamide ||
sari srimantunaku bhusanamu live |
dharanidharunaku gandhapuspa dhupamulu
tiramide kotisuryatejunaku dipamu ||
amrtamathanunaku nadivo naivedyamu
gami(ravi)jandrunetrunaku kappuravidemu |
amarina srivenkatadri midi devuniki
tamito pradaksinalu dandamulu nivigo ||
Annamayya Keerthana – Shodasa Kalanidhiki Meaning
I offer sixteen services regularly and appropriately to the Lord who is the repository of sixteen arts.
I welcome the Supreme Soul of the universe. Here is comfortable seat to the all pervading Lord. Here is the offering of ‘Arghyam’, ‘Padyam’,’Achamanam'(oblations with water) to the Lord from whose feet the river Ganga emanated.
Here is beautiful dress to the Lord who wears golden yellow costume. Here are the ornaments to the Lord who is master of all wealth. Here are fragrant flowers,sandalwood and incense to the Lord that bears the earth. Here is sacred lamp to the Lord who has the effulgence of a million Suns. Here is delicious food to the Lord that distributed nectar.
Here is ‘Tambulam’ with fragrance of camphor to the Lord whose eyes are bright like the moon. Here are humble prostrations and circumambulations to Lord Venkateswara who graced himself on the holy Venkadri.