(Garland of poems to Shirdi sai)
(I too this prayer from a book on Sai in Tamil by Ranjith. Thanks to him)
1.Shiradiye ulagin azhagiya punya sthalam,
Sri Saibaba avatharithu aruliya thalam,
2.Kalpa tharuvinum peru pethra veppa maram,
Athan madiyil amarnthaare irauvanin varam.
3,Pathinaaru vayathe nirambiya balakanaam,
Pala soory chandirarkal cherntha oli pizhambaam
4,Jnanam azhaku niraintha aandavar makanaam,
Neer amarnthathum kasappu vembum inippanathaam.
Shiride is the pretty holy place of the world ,
Where Sri Sai Baba took his incarnation
The neem tree which is more blessed than the wish giving tree,
The boon of God sat on its lap
That boy who was only sixteen years old,
Was a ball of light which was themerge several suns and moons.
You are the son of Go d who is filled with beauty and wisdom,
And as soon as you sat the bitter neem tree it seems became sweet.
5.Thiruve amarnthal un nethriyil thilagamai,
Thejas saumyam niraintha uruvamai,
6.Veyil , mazhai paaramal thavam cheithai,
Balakan roopathile ulagathil thondrinai
7.Un thai thanthai kulam yaarun ariyaare,
Ulagam yen veedu , irai yen thai yendraaye
Goddess Lakshmi sat in your forehead as Thilaka.
With a lustrous and peaceful great form,
Without bothering about rain or sun you did penance,
And you appeared in the world in the form of a boy,
No one knows your caste or father or mother ,
You told world is my home and God is my mother.
8.Chilar mozhinthanar nee Sivanin roopam,
Chilar arinthanar nee Vishnuvin roopam,
9.DAthathreya roopamo? Sri Ramane nee thaano?
Peer Avuliyavo? Para Brahmame nee thaano?
10. Yentha roopamaanaalum neeye yengal deivamaanaai,
BHakthanin ishta roopathile Darisanamum alippai.
Some people told that your form is that of Shiva,
Some knew that your form is that of Lord Vishnu,
Is your form that of Dathathreya or that of Sri Rama,
Are you saint Peer Auliya or are you Para Brahmam itself?
Whatever may be your form , you became our God.
And you showed your self to your devotee in any form he liked.
11,Yethanai yethanai leelaigal purinthai ,
Ennatha yezhaigalin thunbangal thudaithaai,
12.Thevittatha inbamandro, undhan thirukadhai thaan,
Ketppavarum thilaippare kaanil thenaruvi thaan
13.Matha jaathi bedangalaal azhiyum maanidam,
Uyvura uravuppalam amaitha mahavathaaram.
How many sports you did ,
You put an end to sorrows of innumerable poor people,
Your divine story is a never satiating pleasure ,
Those who hear it would get drown in the stream of honey,
You are the great incarnation which built the bridge of understanding,
So that humanity would be lifted from differences of caste and religion.
14.Chaand patelin kudhirayai thedi thanthaai,
Thirumana veetaarodu shirdiyai adainthai,
15,Aanmeega thedalul anaivarayum azhaithaai,
Arulodu chernthu arputha anubhavangalum thanthaai,
16Masoodhi thaayaam Dwarakamayi athil vasithu,
Bhakthargalai rakshikkum annayandro , Sai,
You searched and found out the horse of Chand Patel.
You came to Shirdi along with a marriage party,
You called every one for the spiritual search,
You gave wonderful experiences along with divine grace
Living in Dwaraka Mayi which is a mother Masjid ,
Are you not the mother who protects all , Oh Sai
17.Thirukaram alitha Udhi aru marundhakum –un,
Thiru arut parvai Thuyarinai pokkum,
18.Arut thuniyil yengal paapangal thoosaagum –un,
Thirupadangal thotta Shirdi sorgamakum,
19.Adaikkalam, pugunthorai anbudan rakshithaye -un,
Arpudha leelaikal amudhe , amudhinum uyariya peramudhe.
The ash given by your divine hands is great medicine ,
And your look of divine grace would remove sorrows,
In the divine prayers oyur sins would get in to dust,
And the Shirdi touched by your divine feet is indeed heaven.
You protected with love those who surrendered to you
And the nectarlike wonderful sports of yours is greater nectar than nectar of gods.
20.Neeroothi agal dheepangal eriya cheithai,
Oli jyothiyile ajnana irulai kalainthai,
21Bhakthanin kangal neer chorinthale akkaname.
Thuyar thudaikka avan arugil nirppaye,
22.Dhamu anna jathakathil oru kolarum
Varunthi azhuthaar, illaye pillau peru.
You poured water and made the lamps burn,
And in the luster of light you removed the darkness of ignorance,
When tears rushed to the eyes of your devotee,
You would be standing by his side to wipe away his sorrow,
There was a problem in the horoscope of brother DHamu,
He cried and wept as he did not have any children.
23.Un thiruvadi adaintharrkku illai Jatakame,
Alithai maankanigal , adainthar Dhamu santhaname,
24,Vidhiyayum meerume un arpudha arulumem
Nambikkayudan bhakthan unnai panithittale ,
25.Shiva bhakthan ,megavayum nee chinanthaye ,
Unnai Muslm yendru bedham kondathaale .
To those who reach your divine feet , there is no horoscope,
You gave mango fruits and dhamu got children,
Your divine grace would even defeat fate
If the devotee salutes you with devotion,
Once you got angry with Megha who was a devotee of Shiva ,
Because he differentiated you as a muslim.
26.BHaktharkkille illaye yetha Thaazhve,
Meghavukkum nee irakkam kaattinaaye
27.Ulleye nee avanai uru mathinaye,
Unnil sivam kandu avan irai adainthane.
28.Gangai , Yamunai neer un padaathil chorinthaaye ,
Das kanuvin prayagai daham thanthaaye.
There is no high or low among devotees,
You also showed mercy to Megha,
Even in side you changed his form,
And seeing Lord Shiva through you , he attained God.
You poured ganges and Yamuna water on your feet,
And you quenched the thirst of Prayaga of Das Kanu.
29.Massidhiyil amarnthu nee alithai jnaopadesam,
Pasi yuthorkku cheitheer Annadanam,
30.Ezhaikal mele irakkam kol yendraye ,
Unmayai chol , nermayai vaazh yendraye
31.Shiradiyin kal pul kooda peru prthrathe,
In thiruvadi muthamittu iraivanai adainthathe.
You taught Jnana sitting in a asjid,
You gave charity of food to the hungry,
Did you tell tell the truth and lead a honest life,
Even the grass and stone of Shirdi were blessed,
For they kissed your divine feet and reached God.
32.Akkallum pullumai naan irunthaale -un,
Thiruvadiyai yen sirasanthi kalithiruppene,
33.Yethanai thavam cheithen,naan ariyene,
Yikkanam unai thozhum peru pethrene.
34.Irai arul pethra manitharaal mattume .
Unnai poojikkum bhakkiyam kittume.
If I had been that grass or stone ,
I would have kept that feet on my head and be happy,
I do not how much of penance I have done,
Because I got the opportunity of saluting you now,
Only those men who had received the grace of God,
Would get the luck of worshipping you.
35.Un arut parvai yen mel pattale ,
Yen theevinai poi aanandam nirainthidume,
36.Un men karamgal yen sirassin mel vaippaye ,
Uthaman ninai thozhukindrom chevi maduppaye.,
37.Un padaravindam thotta thoosu ondru pothume,
Yen kankalile othi kondadiduvene.
If your glance of grace falls on me ,
My bad fate would go away and my life wuld be filled with joy,
You would keep your soft on my head ,
We would salute you who is great and please hear what I tell,
The dust that has touched your feet is sufficient,
And I would touch my eyes with that and celebrate.
38.Un pada kamala theertham yen naavil pattale ,
Naan pethra inbathai paadi kalithiduvene,
39.Yen kanavile yennai aat kolluvaaye,
Nijam thanile nithamum yen thunai nirppaye ,
40.Anuvilum anuvaanaai, akhila andamum neeyaanaai.
Yengenu nokkinum neeye nirkindraai
When the sacred water of your lotus like feet touches my toungue,
I would sing and dance about the pleasure that I got,
Please make me yours in my dreams,
And in real plane you would always be as my help,
You have become atom within an atom and you became the entire universe ,
And wherever I see only you are standing.
41.Yen annai nee , thanthai nee , ivvulakaye ,
Moovadiyai alanthitta thirumalum nee ,
42.Akhilam un illam , Anda characharam un roopam,
Adiyaarkku arula allavaa nee eduthai avatharam,
43,Kuchelanayum kubheranaakum sakthi irunthume,
Un unavai pichai yeduthu undaai.
You are my mother, you are my father, You are Lord Visnu,
Who measured the entire universe with three feet,
Everywhere is your home , the entire universe is your form,
Did you not take this incarnation to bless your devotees,
Though you had the power to make even Kuchela as Khubera,
You begged for your food and ate it.
44.Sai namame pokkidum pala Dukhangal,
Sai Namame alithidum pala Sukhangal,
45,Sai namathinaal Vyazhan vritham poondaale ,
Sai Namam nalgum pala namaigalume.
46. Noyuthor pini vedanai neengidume ,
Thuyaruthor thunbangal tholainthidume.
The name sai would remove several sorrows,
The name Sai would grant you many pleasures,
If we do Thursday penance using name of Sai,
The name Sai would give you several benefits.
The sickness and pain of those who are would go away,
And the sorrow of those who are sad would be lost.
47.Sai krupayaal Daridram marainthidume,
Sai vruthathaal sukham , santhi veetil nilavidume
48.Sai Namam dhinam japithalume,
Onbathu vuazhan sAi vrutham pondalume,
49.Sai varuvaar , iranguvaar nammidame,
Thunbam kalaivar , tharuvaar aanadame.
By the blessing of Sai poverty would disappear ,
By the penance of Sai Pleasure and peace would be there in the home,
If you daily chant the name of Sai,
Or observe Thursday penance for nine weeks,
Sai would come and he would take pity on us ,
He would remove our sorrow and would give us joy.
50.SAyiye Saswatham, Sayiye sathyam,
Ithai nambupavan vaazvil illai perum thunbam,
51.Sayiye Parameswaran , Sayiye Paramathman,
SAyiye para sakthi roopan, SAyiye Paranthaman,
52.Nambikkai bhakthi porumayudan saran adaivom,
Sai arulaal paraBrahmanandam adaivom
Sri Sai Nadharukke Arpanam
Sai only is stable , Sai only is truth,
In the life of those who believe it there is no great sorrow,
Sai is Parameshwara, Sai is the divine God ,
Sai has the form of divine Goddess , Sai is Lord Vishnu,
Let I us surrender to him with belief, devotion and patience ,
Then we would get divine bliss by the grace of Sai
This is dedicated to Lord Sai,