thelisi raama

raagam: poornacandrikaa

29 dheera shankaraabharaNam janya
Aa: S R2 G3 M1 P D2 P S
Av: S N3 P M1 R2 G3 M1 R2 S

taaLam: aadi
Composer: Tyaagaraaja
Language: Telugu

pallavi

telisi rAma cintanatO nAmamu sEyavE O manasA

anupallavi

talapu lanni nilipi nimiSamaina tAraka rUpuni nija tatvamulanu

charaNam 1

rAmAyaNa capalakSula pEru kAmAdula pOru vAru vIru
rAmAyaNa brahmamunaku pEru AmAnava jananArtulu dIru

charaNam 2

akramanucu jilleDu taru pEru markaTa buddhu leTla dIru
arkuDanucu bhAskaruniki pEru kutarkamanu andhakAramu dIru

charaNam 3

ajamanucu mESamunaku pEru nija kOrika lElA gIDEru
ajuDani vAgIshavaruniki pEru vijayamu galgunu tyAgarAja nutuni

ciTTaswaram

r,,r gmrg mpm-g ,mrs | r,,, ,,n.p rs,n srgm ||
r,rp mpdd pmp-g mrn.s | rgmp ,mgm pddp p,,, ||
rrgm pmdp Snp-R Snpm | rgmd p-RSn SRGM R,,, ||
RR-SM GMPM GMRS nRSn | p-Snp np-RS npm-g mrn.s ||
(telisi)

 

meaning for telisi rama keerthana

P O My Mind (manasA)! Chant (sEyAvE) (literally do) the names (nAmamu) of Lord zrI rAma understanding (telisi) (the meanings) and with only the thought (cintanatO) of the Lord.

A O My Mind! Chant the names of Lord zrI rAma -
understanding the true (nija) significance (tatvamulanu) of the Lord of the form (rUpuni) of one who carries across (tAraka) the ocean of Worldly Existence,
by ceasing (nilipi) all (anni) (other) thoughts (talapulu) (talapulanni) at least (aina) for the duration of winking of eyelids (nimiSamu) (nimiSamaina) (or for a minute), and
with only the thought of the Lord.

C1 The fickle (capala) eyed (akSulu) (capalAkSulu) woman is (ana) called (pEru) ‘rAmA' (rAmAyana); those who fight (pOruvAru) lust or desire (kAma) etc. (Adula) (kAmAdula) are different (vEru) (from the ones who bring to mind the form of woman when chanting the name of ‘rAmA');
the Supreme Lord (brahmamu) (brahmamunaku) is (ana) also called (pEru) ‘rAmA' (rAmAyana); (when chanting the name ‘rAmA' if the the holy form of Supreme Lord comes to mind) the miseries (Artulu) of birth (janana) (jananArtulu) (and death) of those (A) people (mAnava) will come to end (dIru);
O My Mind! Chant the names of Lord zrI rAma understanding the meanings and with only the thought of the Lord.

C2 The Milk-weed (jilleDu) plant (taru) is (anucu) called ( pEru ) ‘arka' (arkamu) (arkamanucu); (when chanting name ‘arka', if milk-weed comes to mind) how (eTTu) the monkey-like (markaTa) thoughts (buddhulu) (buddhuleTTu) will come to an end (dIru)?
the Sun (bhAskaruDu) (bhAskaruniki) is (anucu) also called (pEru) ‘arka' (arkuDu) (arkuDanucu); (When chanting the name ‘arka' if Sun comes to mind), the darkness (andhakAramu) called (aneDu) fallacious arguments (sophistry) (kutarkamu) (kutarkamaneDu) will come to an end (dIru);
O My Mind! Chant the names of Lord zrI rAma understanding the meanings and with only the thought of the Lord.

 

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