Audio link: Mangalampalli Balamuralikrishna
అన్నమయ్య తనను తాను ఏడుకొండలవానికి ఎలా సమర్పించుకుంటున్నడో చూడండి
నిత్య పూజలివిగో నెరిచిన నోహో ప్రత్యక్షమైనట్టి
పరమాత్మునికి నిత్య పూజలివిగో
తనువే గుడియట తలయె శిఖరమట
పెను హృదయమే హరి పీఠమట
కనుగొన చూపులే ఘన దీపములట
తన లోపలి అంతర్యామికినినిత్య ౨
పలుకే మంత్రమట పాదయిన నాలుకే
కలకల మను పిడి ఘంటయట
నలువైన రుచులే నైవేద్యములట
తలపులోపలనున్న దైవమునకునిత్య ౨
గమన చేష్టలే అంగరంగ గతియట
తమి గల జీవుడే దాసుడట
అమరిన ఊర్పులే ఆలవట్టములట
క్రమముతో శ్రీ వెంకటరాయునికి
nitya poojalivigO nerichina nOhO pratyakshamainaTTi
paramaatmuniki nitya poojalivigO
tanuvae guDiyaTa talaye SikharamaTa
penu hRdayamae hari peeThamaTa
kanugona choopulae ghana deepamulaTa
tana lOpali aMtaryaamikininitya ~2
palukae maMtramaTa paadayina naalukae
kalakala manu piDi ghaMTayaTa
naluvaina ruchulae naivaedyamulaTa
talapulOpalanunna daivamunakunitya ~2
gamana chaeshTalae aMgaraMga gatiyaTa
tami gala jeevuDae daasuDaTa
amarina oorpulae aalavaTTamulaTa
kramamutO Sree veMkaTaraayuniki
Introduction to the Keerthana
Deho devalayo prokto ~ Jeevo deva sanatanah - Dehame Devalayam ~ jeevude daivam This sankeertana is an enlargement of this concept. It is said that each soul is potentially divine and each living being can be as much pure as it could be! The keerthana is an elaboration of a devotee who have constructed the Almighty in himself and visualises the Lord in close proximity in every activity he undertakes.
The devotee is performing 'Nithyapuja' (a daily routine prayer) by undertaking his daily chores. He is thus visualising and conceptualising the Lord in each and every such activity. The summary is that 'when I perform this nityapooja, whatelse should I do?!' Whoelse but a matured and seasoned devotee envisages all this!
The meaning of the song herein is expressed in the first person, for more clarity.
Meaning of the Sankeerthana
I learnt these daily routines (prayer) wherein and whereby I conceptualise the allpervading Almighty in myself!
My body is the sacred temple, my head is the sikharam (the peak/vimanam). My large heart is the sanctum sanctorium that could seat the Larger Lord! My discovering and ever-sparkling eyes are the giant candles to the One who resides in Myself!
My daily routine prayers to you, Oh Lord, the one who resides in me!
The words I speak are but sacred mantras! The continous movement of the ever-reverberating tongue is the strongest bell in Your temple! The most delicious food I have is the sacred kainkaryam/naivedyam to the Lord who is pervading in my thoughts.My daily routine prayers to you, Oh Lord, the one who resides in me!
The activities involving strolling are nothing but making rounds around Your temple. The patient and shrewed soul is none other than Your devotee! The well-placed thighs are the seat of Your crown! All my activities are nothing but prayer to YOU, the Lord of the Seven Hills! Oh Lord; Accept me as your sincere devotee!
My daily routine prayers to you, Oh Lord, the one who resides in in me!