This is a beautiful song describing the mischief of Krishna and how the Gopikas are frightened by his menace. The context of this song is that of a woman suggesting other women on how to pacify the little boy who seems adorable but is difficult to control because of his tantrums and mischief. The tone is set to a complaining tone. The background is set to a child being taken care of by other women, while the mother is away.
A Gopika who seems to have been given the responsibility to take care of Krishna in his mother’s absence is looking for him. She asks others “where is the boy who played cutely? Get hold of him and give him a stomach full of milk.”
While the first stanza seems to show concern and love for the boy, in the later stanza, we will find that it is actually with fear that the Gopika is reacting.
The rendition of this song by BalaMurali Krishna can be found below.
Itti Mudduladi Lyrics in English:
Itti mudduladi baaludedavaadu vaani
patti techchi pottaninda paalu boyare ||
Gamidai paaridhenchi kaagedi vennalalona
chema poovu kadiyaala cheyipetti
cheema guttenani thana chekkita kanneeru jaara
vemaru vaapovuvaani veddu vettare ||
Muchchu vale vachchi tana mungamuruvula cheyi
tachchedi perugulona tagabetti
nochchenani chaeyideesi noranella jollugaara
vochcheli vaapovuvaani nooradinchare ||
Eppudu vachcheno maa illu jochchi pettaeloni
chepparaani ungaraala cheyibetti
appadaina venkatadri asabaalakudu gaana
tappakunda bettevaani talaketthare ||