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Song Name: Jo Tum Toro Rama
Official Name: None
Author: Rai Dasa
Book Name: None
jo tum toro rām maiń nāhiń torūń
tum se tori kavana se jorūń
tīratha barat na karau andesā
tumhare caraṇa kamala ko bharosā
jāhāń jāhāń jāvūń tumharī pūjā
tum sā deva aur nahīń dūjā
maiń apano mana hari sau joryo
sau jor sabana se toryo
sab hī pahara tumharī āsā
mana krama vacana kahai rāidāsā
1) If You break our promise, Oh Rama, I won’t break it on my part. But, if I break my part, who else can I give this promise to?
2) I do not go on pilgrimages or perform rituals, because I do not know how to do these activities. All I know is the trust of Your lotus feet. Wherever I go, I will always worship You. You are my one and only Lord and no other lord exists.
3) I take my mind and meditate and think of Hari in front everyone assembled. In my mind, I tied the knot with Hari and broke any knots with everyone else. In front of all, I put my full trust in You. Thus, Raidasa offers his mind, thought, and words, to You.
Remarks/ Extra Information:
This song is popularized by Lakshmi Shankar’s 1979 album for Golden Avatara productions. The rendition was in Raga Kirwani in Kaherva Tala.
UPDATED: July 17, 2016