My Bangalore Ajji, Dad’s mom taught us this song on our beloved Rayaru when we were kids. I have been singing this ever since. No raga, no tala, my Sister and I used to sing it in one breath. I am not sure where Ajji is now, but pray to our beloved Rayaru, that her soul rest in peace. Ajji passed away in 1996. She used to walk from Jayanagar 4th block where she resided all her life, to 5th block Rayara Mutta everyday. Ajji used to wear Kache Saree, and was very tall. How I wish my Ajji was here to read this blog, she would have definitely enjoyed seeing this. Thanks, Ajji.
Sharanara Surabhoja GuruRaja ||
Vara Mantralaya Pura Mandira Tava
Sundara Munindra Bhaskara Samateja||1||
Nema Miri Koduva Maharaja ||2||
Bhesha Koti Sankarshanada
Kamalesha Vittalana Dasane Sahaja ||3||
As always, here are the lyrics in Kannada.