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BudhamAshrayAmi

rAga: nATakuraHnji / tAla: mishra jhampa (12 beats)

Pallavi

budham AshrayAmi satataM suravinutaM candratArAsutam

Anupallavi

budhajanaiveditaM bhUsurair moditam madhurakavitApradaM mahanIyasampadam

Charanam

kuHNkumasamadyutiM guruguhamudAkRtiM kujavairiNaM maNimukuTahArakeyUrakaHNkaNAdidhraNaM kamanIyataramithunakanyAdhipaM pustakakaraM napuMsakam kiHNkara janamahitaM kilbiSAdirahitaM shaHNkarabhaktahitaM sadAnandasahitam

Translation

I always seek shelter in Budha who is worhipped by the Gods, who is the son of Chandra and Tara.

Who is revered by the learned, and who brings joy to Brahmins. Who is the bestower of the sweet art of poetry, the one of splendorous wealth.

Who is brightly colored like saffron, whose form gives delight to Guruguha, who is the enemy of Kuja, the wearer of gem-studded crown, necklace, armlets and bracelets, Lord of the houses of Mithuna and Kanya, with book in hand and who is neuter. Who is honored by his attendants, is devoid of all evil, benefits the devotees of Shiva, and is always joyous.

Artists:

Madurai Mani Iyer, T.N.Krishnan, Vellore Ramabhadran & Alangudi Ramachandran

Year of Recording : 1966

Lyrics and Translation Courtesy : Todd M. McComb

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