pallavi
mAku-ElarA vicAramu
maruku-anna SrI rAma candra

O Lord SrI rAma candra, Father (anna) of Cupid (maruku) (marukanna)! Why (ElarA) should we (mAku) (literally for us) (mAkElarA) worry (vicAramu)?


anupallavi
sAkEta rAja kumAra
sad-bhakta mandAra SrI kara (mAkEla)

O Prince (rAja kumAra) of ayOdhya (sAketa)! O Wish Tree (mandAra) of true (sad) devotees (bhakta)! O bestower (kara) prosperity (SrI)!
O Lord SrI rAma candra, Father of Cupid! Why should we worry?


caraNam
jata kUrci nATaka sUtramunu
jagamu-ella meccaga karamunanu-iDi
gati tappaka ADincedavu sumI
nata tyAgarAja giri-ISa vinuta (mAkEla)

Having harmonised (jata kUrci) (various elements of the drama) and holding (iDi) the strings (sUtramunu) (of the puppets) of the drama (nATaka) (of Universe) in your hands (karamunanu) (karamunaniDi),
to the appreciation (meccaga) of the whole (ella) Universe (jagamu) (jagamella),
You make us (Or the Universe) dance (ADincedavu) without missing (tappaka) even a single beat (gati), isn’t it (sumI)!
O Lord saluted (nata) by this tyAgarAja and praised (vinuta) by Siva – Lord (ISa) of Mountains (giri) (girISa)!
O Lord SrI rAma candra, Father of Cupid! Why should we worry?

Lyrics/Meaning courtesy – http://thyagaraja-vaibhavam.blogspot.com/2008/02/thyagaraja-kriti-maakelaraa-vichaaramu.html


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