ಭಕ್ತಿ ಎಂತಹದಯ್ಯ ? ದಾಸಯ್ಯ ಮಾಡಿದಂತಹದಯ್ಯ.
ಭಕ್ತಿ ಎಂತಹದಯ್ಯ ? ಸಿರಿಯಾಳ ಮಾಡಿದಂನ್ತಹದಯ್ಯ.
ಭಕ್ತಿ ಎಂತಹದಯ್ಯ ? ನಮ್ಮ ಬಲ್ಲಾಳ ಮಾಡಿದಂತಹದಯ್ಯ.
ಭಕ್ತಿ ಎಂತಹದಯ್ಯ ?
ಕೂಡಲಸನ್ಗಮದೆವ, ನೀ ಬಾಣನ ಬಾಗಿಲ ಕಾದಂತಹದಯ್ಯ !.
bhakti entahadayya ? dAsayya mADidantahadayya.
bhakti entahadayya ? siriyALa mADidantahadayya.
bhakti entahadayya ? namma ballALa mADidantahadayya.
bhakti entahadayya ?
kUDalasangamadeva, nI bANana bAgila kAdantahadayya !
What is the nature of devotion ? It is like the deed of dAsayya.
What is the nature of devotion ? It is like the deed of siriyALa.
What is the nature of devotion ? It is like the deed of our ballALa.
What is the nature of devotion ?
Oh the Divine of kUDala sangama, it is like You waiting at the door-step of bANa !
1. The great devotion does not hold back anything. Whatever be
the thing and however dearer it is, for a truly devoted anything
is incomparable to the devotion towards our Lord. dAsayya,
siriyALa and sindhu ballALa were at once ready to give away
ther dearest and noblest things in devotion be it their only child
or the wife herself ! The extremes of devotion. They do not look
for anything in return. Just the devotion itself brings them enough
bliss. They do not need a mukti in an afterlife, but they attain it
right here as exclaimed by vedas ! They stand as the stars to look
up for bhakti.
2. But what is the power of devotion ? This devotion is so great
that it brought the Supreme, Who commands the whole universe and
Who is the Almighty, to stand at the entrance of the palace of the asura
bANa blessing him !! This is the reward of bhakti !!
3. Detailed story of siriyALa could be read at
/devotees/the-history-of-chiruthonda-nayanar , that of sindhu ballALa at
/devotees/the-history-of-iyarpakai-nayanar . Lord shiva standing at the
doorsteps of bANAsura at /devotees/banasura