Madhwa Sarovar in Udupi

Samudrava Naa Kandu

Background: Purandara Daasa captures the essence of Udupi, the little temple town of Lord Krishna in this beautiful composition.

Note: This is a contextual and not a literal translation.

Samudrava Na Kandu Snanava Maadi

Chandramoulishavarana Charanakkeragi

Amele Na Bandu Ananeshwarana Kandu

Hanumantana Paadi Manadi Nillisi

// I saw the sea and took bath. Then I went and kneeled at the feet of Chandramoulishara. Later I saw Lord Anateshawara. I sang the praise of Hanumanta and installed him in my heart..I saw Krishna with my own eyes..//

Here Purandara Daasa describes his actions before he saw Krishna..

Kannare Kandena Krishnana

Suttu Nadiya Kande Suryana Prabhe Kande

Allinda Madhvara Sarvara Kandena

Madhva Mathada Ashta Yatigala Kandena

Prasiddavagiruva Udupiya Krishnaa

//I saw the swirling river, I saw the Sun’s radiance, I saw Madhva’s lake, I met the saints of the 8 madhva mutts, I saw the famous Krishna with my own eyes..!

Here Purandara Daasa describes the landmarks around the Krishna temple.//

Kannare Kandena Krishnana

Ungura Udidaara Urigejje Na Kande

Rangu Manikyada  Navaratna Maale KAnde

Dindimi Dimiredu Kuniva Krishna Na Kande

Purandara Vittalana Paada Kamala Kande

Kannare Kande Na Krishnana

Kannare Kande Na Krishna

// I saw the finger ring , the waist jewel, and the anklets, I saw the colorful 9 gem necklace, I saw the dancing Krishna,  I saw Purandara Vittala’s lotus feet, I saw Krishna with my own eyes!

Here Purandara Daasa describes the beautiful radiant Krishna and his precious jewelry. //