Saranam, Saranam Deva –A bhajan in Malayalam
(The prayer touches the heart and tells us that surrender to Ayyappa is a better way.)
1.Saranam Saranam Devaa saranamayyappa,
Karuna varenam nithyam , Sabari gireesa.
1.I surrender, I surrender Oh God , I surrender to Ayyappa.
Daily I need your kindness, Lord of Sabari mountain.
2.Nidhi kettum yennurachu , parambugal kuzhichu,
Karinkannu thattumo yennavayyavabgal marachu,
Oru labham anayaatheekkalam jnan kazhichu ,
Sabari gireesa paadam gathi yennurachu. (Saranam , Saranam deva,,)
2.Being definite that I would get a treasure, I dug lot of fields ,
Suspecting that evil eye would fall on me , I hid all my limbs,
Without getting any profit I spent all this time,
And I firmly decided that the feet of the God of Sabarigiri is my refuge.(Saranam, Saranam…)
3.Pala pala swapnangal manassingal udhichu,
Vanithakl than meyyil nayanangal pathichu,
Panam panam yennu vechudinamthorum chilachu,
Gunamonnum kittathen mudi polum narachu. (Saranam, Saranam Deva..)
3.Various and various dreams rose up in my mind,
My eyes fell on the bodies of other ladies ,
Saying money, money , I daily chattered,
And my hairs became white without getting any benefit .
4.Panathilum kanthayilum sukham mennu ninachu,
Divasangalullathellam veruthe jnan nayichu,
Amrutham yennurachathokke vishamai bhavichu,
Amrutholi chitharum nin paadham pinne ninachu. (Saranam, Saranam…)
4.I thought that pleasure is there in money and in my wife ,
I spent all the days without doing anything,
Whatever I thought was nectar turned out to be poison,
And then afterwards I thought of your feet which scattered nectar like light.
5,Iniyulla kalamellam nin kadhakal urachu,
Muni padamanayuvaan manssithilurachu ,
Athinoru varam tharaan muthiranamayya nee,
Karuna than samudrame, Harihara suthane. (Saranam, Saranam…)
5.I decided in my mind to spend all my remaining time,
To tell your stories and trying to become like a sage,
Oh Lord, you should try to give a boon for that,
Oh Ocean of mercy, Oh son of Hari and Hara.