Prabatha prarthana (Malayalam)
(Kumaranasan was a great Malayalam poet who lived in the first part of twentieth centuary. He was a follower of Narayana Guru devan.)
1.SAkalasrayamay rathriyum ,
Pakalum ninnu yeriyum pradheepame,
Jagadheesa , Jayikka saswatham,
Nigamam thedina b nin padambujam
Oh lamp which shines day and night ,
For providing help to every one ,
Oh God of the universe, let your lotus like feet ,
Which is searched by the Vedas be always victorious.
2.Arunodhayamai pookkal poal,
Viriyunnu karunolkkaram vibho,
Thiriye theliyunnu hantha, nee,
Thira neekkunna loka rangavum.
The dawn has arisen and like flowers ,
Your merciful hands are spreading everywhere ,
And alas slowly we are alas able to make out ,
The scenes of the drama of the world , as if curtains are drawn out
3.Oru bheethiyezhaathe kathu Dushkara,
Samsarika potha yaathrayil,
Kara kattuka ninnu nee Krupakara.
Jnan dikkariyaththa Navikan.
Without creating any fear in me ,
In this difficult journey by boat ,
Oh merciful one show us the banks ,
As I am a pilot who does not know directions.
4,. Gunamenni yoraalkku mennil ,
Ninnu anayaayivaan tharmaakanam vibho,
Anujeeviyulum sahodhara ,
Pranayam thwal krupayaale thonnanam.
Please help all those people to get chance,
Only get good from me , oh lord
And due to your great mercy I should get,
Brotherly affection even with micro beings.
5,.Ulavaakanam aathma thushti yee-,
Yeliyoningane pokanam dhinam,
Ilakatheyum indriyaarthiyaal ,
Kaliyaayum kalavu odhidatheyum.
You should get peace in the soul,
Of this lowly person and the days should pass in such a way,
That I am not moved by passion created by senses ,
And even for sake of fun I should not tell lies.
6.Akhilopari yende budhiyil ,
Sukha dukhangalil maththamenniye ,
Jagadheesa thelinju nilkkanam ,
Nigam thedina nin padambujam/.
Above every thing your lotus feet ,
Searched by the Vedas should clearly,
Stand in my mind so that ,Oh God of universe
I do not perceive any changes in pain and pleasure