Wake up My Lord. It’s dawn already.

It is Krishnaastami today.

Indian literature abounds in songs, thousands over thousands of songs about Lord Krishna, most of them about his charming childhood. And most of the Indian ladies worship the Lord-child as their own kid, be they in their blissful times or in dire straits.

Here is one such great lyric from the 1956 Telugu movie.The lyric written by the great writer Malladi Rama Krishna Sastri, was set to music based on Mohana Raga by Ghantasala. It was rendered mellifluously by P.Leela and was picturised poignantly on Jamuna, Jamuna, the beautiful and talentedv actress,who normally donned cheerful and ebullient roles, acts as a thespian in this movie.
Here is a translation by me into English, followed by a transliteration of the beautiful original lyric into Roman script . A link to a video clip follows. Hope you will enjoy it.

PLEASE WAKE UP MY LORD. DON’T TARRY IN BED.

It is getting to be dawn – 2
You know this not, My Lord, and you tarry still in bed, please get up. You tarry still in bed , Please get up.

You tarry in bed, you toss around . Enough of your kidding around. Please get up. Enough of your kidding around. Please get up
It is getting to be dawn
You know not, My Lord, You tarry still in bed, please get up.
The birds are flying out and away chirping and rustling. Please get up , Oh Lord, you repository of all possible virtues.
The ladies are getting ready to churn butter milk, it is time they do. Oh Lord, Lord of the celestials, please get up from your sleep.
Oh My Dear Dad, the Dark One, You’re verily the one who sired me, and you’re my tiny dad, my cute child. come . Don’t tarry.
My child, here is your mother, the milk maid, calling out to you, come to taste this butter. Do come and eat this butter.

It is getting to be dawn
You know not, My Lord, You tarry still in bed, please get up. You tarry still in bed , Please get up.

Tellavaaravache teliyaka naa saami
Tellavaaravache teliyaka naa saami
Malli parundevu lera

Malli parundevu masalutu vundevu maaramu chalinka lera
maaramu chalinka lera
Tellavaaravache teliyaka naa saami
Malli parundevu lera

Kalakalamani pakshi ganamulu chedirenu kalyanagunadhamalera
Kalakalamani pakshi ganamulu chedirenu kalyanagunadhamalera
Tarunulandaru dadhi chlike velaaye Daivaraya niduralera
Tarunulandaru dadhi chlike velaaye Daivaraya niduralera
Daivaraya niduralera
Nallanayyaa raara nanukanna vaada. Bulli tandree rara bujjayi raara. Nallanayyaa raara nanukanna vaada. Bulli tandree rara bujjayi raara. Naannaa mee amma gopemma pilichenu venna tinduvugaani raara venna tinduvugaani raara
Tellavaaravache teliyaka naa saami
Malli parundevu lera

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