Choreography: Subhalakshmi Kumar
Singer: M.S. Subbulakshmi
Annamayya's liberal worldview comes to the fore in Entamatramu a song which is dear to several Bhaktas.
enta mAtramuna evvaru talachina anta mAtramE neevu
antarAntamu lenchi chooDa pinDantE nippaTi yannaTlu ||
Oh Venkatapati,your presence and grace depend upon how well a person thinks about you.When I observe sincerely,it is just like the size and quality of a pan-cake depending on the batter.
Vaishnavas pray with much devotion to you as Vishnu
Those who follow Vedanta say that you are the prabrahmam
Shaivites and other such think of you as Shiva
Kapalikas think of you as Adibhairava
sari nennuduru SAktEyulu Sakti roopu neevanuchu
dariSanamulu mimu nAnA vibhulanu talapula koladulu bhajinturu
sirula mimu nE alpabuddhi talachina vAriki alpambouduvu
garimala mimu nE ghanamani dalachina ghana buddhlaku ghanuDavu||
Shakteyas equal you with Shakti
And many others view you in many different forms
If any small-minded person thinks small about you, you look small to him/her;
if one the contrary someone thinks that you are great, for such greatminded people, you are great.
nee valana koratE lEdu mari neeru koladi tAmeravu
Avala bhAgiradhi dari bAvula A jalamE oorinayaTlu
Sree venkaTapati neevaitE mamu chEkoni vunna daivamani
eevalanE nee SaraNanedanu idiyE paratatvamu nAku. ||
There is no dearth of you as you are like the lotus depending on
the amount of water. And it is as different as the water in the
numerous wells on the banks of river Ganges is different from Ganga water
itself. (i.e., even though you may think you are drawing from a well, the
water comes from Ganga itself). SO, as long as you are here as
srivenkatapathy, looking after us, you are "the" transcendental/supreme truth/bliss for me.