Dharma sravana vethake

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Dharma Sravana vetake

By

Sage Purandara Dasa

Translated by

P.R.Ramachander

Raga Karaharapriya
Tala

Pallavi

Dharma shravana vetake murkhage

Anupallavi

Karma anushtana vansega dhiruva ,
Durmargi etka Brahmana Janma.

Charanam

1.Konage veena gana videtake,
Manikhyavetake markatge,
Tranavu tolagida hennigethake ,
Katani muthina haravu koralige.

2.Sadu rasannavidetake,
Garthabha udugore sahithale shvananige,
Kadu vratthavahage mai neardu hennina,
Odane bhogipenembabila seyake.

3. Huttu kurudage deepavidetake,
Bharastannigetke kula dharma,
Srushtiyola damage purandara vittlana
Muti bhajipenemba abhilaksha vetake.

English translation

Pallavi

What is the need of hearing about Dharma for a fool.

Anupallavi
For those who do not do their duties and rituals,
What is the need of being born as a Brahmin.

Charanam

1.What is the need of music of Veena to the deaf one,
What is the use of costly gem to a monkey,
What is the use of gem studded necklace ,
For the lady whose strength has been lost.

2.What is the use of tasty food for the saint,
If a donkey shouts , the dog cannot bear,
Do not try o make love to a woman,
Who is punishing her body with strong penances.

3. What is the need of lamp for one who is born blind,
What is the use of caste dharma to one who is banished from it,
What is the use of desire that you would Pray,
Only after you are able to touch Purandara Vittala.