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Song Name: Raja Rani Mira

Official Name: None

Author: Mira Bai

Book Name: None

Language: Bengali

 

LYRICS:

(refrain)

rāj-rāṇī mīrā bhikhāriṇī

giridhāri tomāro lāgiyā

 

(1)

(āmi) pathe pathe ghūri bhikhārinī

hari nām bhikhā māgiyā go

 

(2)

loke bole mīrā pāgalinī

rāṇā kohe kūla kalańkinī

mīrā kohe prabhu giridhāri

(mīrā) āśā pathe royeche chāhīyā go

 

(3)

dekha dāo prabhujī prabhujī

mīrā kāńde tomāro lāgiyā

kāńdaiyo abhāgire

rākho more ańge miśaya go

 

(4)

giridhāri tomāro prāṇ mirār

giridhāri tomāro lāgiyā

 

TRANSLATION

Refrain: The queen Mira is simply a beggar-woman, but only for Your sake, O Giridhari!

 

1) I simply wander here and there like a mendicant, but I seek only the alms of Your holy name.

 

2) People say, “Mira has become a madwoman.” The King says, “She has disgraced her family.” But Mira says, “O Lord Giridhari, my only desire is to remain at Your lotus feet.”

 

3) O Prabhuji! Kindly reveal Yourself to me! Mira simply weeps for You, my Lord. Please don’t make this most unfortunate person cry any more. Please keep me tightly embraced, as if united with Your own body.

 

4) O Giridhari! You are the life and soul of Mira!

 

REMARKS/EXTRA INFORMATION:

This song was originally Hindi, as with all Mira’s songs. Vaiyasaki Dasa popularized this song through his 1991 album “Bhakti Ratna Mala.” There are other versions of verse 3 and deleting verse 4 as heard in the Bengali Krsna bhajans page on www.bhaktisangeet.com. This song was rendered in Raga Misra Pilu in Kaherva Tala.

 

UPDATED: July 7, 2009