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Song Name: Raghupati Raghava Raja Rama

Official Name: Sri Rama Dhun

Author: Laksmanacarya

Book Name: Nama Ramayana

Language: Sanskrit

 

 

LYRICS:

(refrain)

raghupati rāghava rājā rāma

patita pāvana sītā rāma

 

(1)

sundara vigraha meghaśyāma

gańgā tulasī śālagrāma

 

(2)

bhadra giriśvara sītā rāma

bhagata janapriya sītā rāma

 

(3)

jānakī ramanā sītā rāma

jaya jaya rāghava sītā rāma

 

TRANSLATION

(Refrain) The Lord of the Raghus, the descendent of the Raghu dynasty, King Ramacandra! The purifier of the fallen! Glories to Sri Sri Sita Rama!

 

1) The beautiful deity forms are dark as a thunder cloud! Glories to the Ganga, Tulasi Devi, and Salagrama Sila!

 

2) The auspicious Lord of the Mountain, Sita Rama! The Ones dear to the devotees, Sita Rama!

 

3) The beloved of the daughter of Janaka! All Glories to Sita Rama! All glories, all glories to the descendent of the Raghu dynasty! Sita Rama!

 

Remarks/ Extra Information:

This song is popularly sung in Raga Misra Gara in Kaherva Tala.

 

Mohandas Gandhi created the lyrics “bhaja pyare tu sita rama; isvara allaha tero nama, sabako sanmati de bhagavan.” These are not the original lyrics to the chant.

 

UPDATED: November 9, 2015