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Song Name: Payoji Maine Nama Ratana Dhana Payo

Official Name: None

Author: Mira Bai

Book Name: None

Language: Braja Bhasa

 

LYRICS:

(1)

pāyo , maine nāma raṭana dhana pāyo

(pāyo , maiń to nāma raṭana dhana pāyo)

 

(2)

bastu amolaka mere satguru, kirpā kari apanāyo

 

(3)

janma janma pujī pāī, jaga meń sabai khovāyo

 

(4)

kharcai nahiń koī, cora na levai, dina dina baḍhata savāyo

 

(5)

sat kī nāva khevaṭiyā satguru, bhavasāgara tara āyo

 

(6)

mīrā ke prabhu giridhara nāgara, harakha harakha jasa gāyo

 

TRANSLATION

1) I have found, yes, I have found the wealth of the gem of chanting the Holy Name.


2) My true spiritual master gave me a priceless thing. With his grace, I accepted it.

 

3) I found the treasure of my several births; I have lost the whole rest of the world.

 

4) No one can spend it, no one can steal it. Day by day it increases one and a quarter times.

 

5) On the boat of truth, the boatman was my true guru. I came across the ocean of existence.

 

6) The Lord of Mira Bai is the Courtly Lord Giridhara, of whom I merrily, merrily sing His glories.

 

REMARKS/EXTRA INFORMATION:

The song presented above is the original bhajan Mira Bai had written. Many people, incorrectly, know of this song as payoji maine rāma ratana dhana payo which means yes, indeed, I have attained the jewel of Lord Rama. It is often rendered in Raga Pahadi in Bhajani Tala.

 

UPDATED: July 7, 2009