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Innum Yenna Venum
By Oothukadu Venkata Subba Iyer
Translated by P. R. Ramachander
Innum yenna venum cholladi-yengum,
Inaiyillatha Sathguru malaradikalum irunthida athanilum chirantha oru porul
Ponum maniyum pala kodi kooda konvcham,
Pottu koduthalum yenna kaanumodi,
Pannum thakkesi thanil padi padi,
Parugida varu sukham thanakku oru porul,
Yethirida varumo, yenakkathu thagumo,
Ayyam per paadi Aada, Aada,
Azhakana kalirandu undu, undu,
Alavalavi pesi Aakai maranthida
Arithana Satha Sangam undu, undu,
Meyyendru thalam poda, vilakkendru vaangatha,
Venapadi kaiyirandu undu undu,
Meyyithu meyyithu perumai illai yenakku uyyavum m, kannan kathai undu,
Ayyan pugazh pada guru nadanu undu, athanayum ketka kathukalum undu.
When the ever matchless flower like feet of the good Guru is there.
Oh friend, please tell me what more you want better than that.
Even if we put and give crores of gold and gem and little more,
Will it be seen as sufficient,
Singing the poetic lines in the thakkesi tune,
Will anything ever give equal pleasure,
Will it come and will it be suitable to me.
For dancing and dancing Saying the name of the master,
I have, I have two legs,
For making conversation and forget the tiresomeness,
I have, I have rare good company,
For keeping the true beats, I have, I have,
Two hands which were not purchased for cost,
This is the truth, not bragging, for becoming great I have stories of Krishna,
I have a teacher to sing the praise of the lord, and I have ears to hear all that.