In this kriti Tyagaraja asks Rama why He was hesitating to protect him. He gives the example of Sugreeva whose kingdom was restored with the help of Rama. He requests him not to test him any more.
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|| yOchanA kamala lOchanA nanu brOva ||
|| Why hesitation to protect me, O lotus eyed Rama.
|| soochana teliya ka norula
yAchana jEtu nanuchu neeku
tOchenA dyuti vijitAyuta vi
rOchana nannu brOva ninka ||
| Do you think I seek other Gods' help.
You have the brilliance of ten thousand Suns, Please protect me.
|| kEchana nija bhakta nichaya pApa vi
mOchana gala birudella koni na
nnE chanA? krita vipina chara varAbhi
shEchana tyAgarAja poojita ||
| You have the reputation of pardoning the sins of your devotees.
You helped Sugreeva by restoring his kingdom.
Why are you hesitating to protect me? Oh Lord, Tyagaraja worships you?