Oh Blue Mountain ! Almighty, stimulant elephant,
Do chum my afflicted lotus – pond.
The king elephant prayed in the troubled water.
Thou saved him killing the crocodile by Sudarshan.
In the dense forest the dove was in cross ward tangle.
Thou protected her from such great peril.
Responding Draupadi’s destressed cries from Kuru – Darbar
Saved her from deadly shame providing millionyard clothes.
Ravan’s brother Vibhisan sought Thy shelter.
Ensured him security and the throne of Lanka at last.
Thou, emerging from the pillar, tore Hiranyakasipu instantly
Father of Prahlad, the cruelest and most wicked.
Thus entreats Salbeg, a Jaban by cast and
Seeking shelter under Thy Red – Feet.
Translated from Original Odia of Salabeg’s a popular song ‘AAhe Nilasaila’ by Ramakanta Rout