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Song Name: Rajat Kirita Mani Didhiti

Official Name: Ramastakam

Author: Murari Gupta

Book Name: Krsna Caitanya Carita

Language: Sanskrit

 

 

LYRICS:

(1)

rājat-kirīṭa-maṇi-dīdhiti-dīpitāḿśam

udyad-bṛhaspati-kavi-pratime vahantam

dve kuṇḍale’ńka-rahitendu-samāna-vaktraḿ

rāmaḿ jagat-traya-guruḿ satataḿ bhajāmi

 

(2)

udyad-vibhākara-marīci-vibodhitābja-

netraḿ subimba-daśana-cchada-cāru-nāsam

śubhrāḿśu-raśmi-parinirjita-cāru-hāsaḿ

rāmaḿ jagat-traya-guruḿ satataḿ bhajāmi

 

(3)

taḿ kambu-kaṇṭham ajam ambuja-tulya-rūpaḿ

muktāvalī-kanaka-hāra-dhṛtaḿ vibhāntam

vidyud-valāka-gaṇa-saḿyutam ambudaḿ vā

rāmaḿ jagat-traya-guruḿ satataḿ bhajāmi

 

(4)

uttāna-hasta-tala-saḿstha-sahasra-patraḿ

pańca-cchadādhika-śataḿ pravarāńgulībhiḥ

kurvaty aśīta-kanaka-dyuti yasya sītā

pārśve’sti taḿ raghu-varaḿ satataḿ bhajāmi

 

(5)

agre dhanurdhara-varaḥ kanakojjvalāńgo

jyeṣṭhānu-sevana-rato vara-bhūṣaṇāḍhyaḥ

śeṣākhya-dhāma-vara-lakṣmaṇa-nāma yasya

rāmaḿ jagat-traya-guruḿ satataḿ bhajāmi

 

(6)

yo rāghavendra-kula-sindhu-sudhāḿśu-rūpo

mārīca-rākṣasa-subāhu-mukhān nihatya

yajńaḿ rarakṣa kuśikānvaya-puṇya-rāśiḿ

rāmaḿ jagat-traya-guruḿ satataḿ bhajāmi

 

(7)

hatvā khara-triśirasau sa-gaṇau kabandhaḿ

śrī-daṇḍa-kānanam adūṣaṇam eva kṛtvā

sugrīva-maitram akarod vinihatya śatruḿ

taḿ rāghava daśa-mukhānta-karaḿ bhajāmi

 

(8)

bhańktvā pinākam akaroj janakātmajāyā

vaivāhikotsava-vidhiḿ pathi bhārgavendram

jitvā pitur mudam uvāha kakutstha-varyaḿ

rāmaḿ jagat-traya-guruḿ satataḿ bhajāmi

 

TRANSLATION

1) Though His face is like a spotless moon, still it is further brightened by a shining crown of jewels. His earrings resemble Jupiter and Venus rising in the evening sky. I forever worship this Lord Sri Rama, guru of the three worlds.

 

2) When He awakens and opens His lotus eyes, their luster resembles the early rays of the rising sun. His teeth are enclosed by charming bimba fruit-red lips. His nose is shapely and graceful and seeing the beams of His beautiful smile, the white-rayed moon accepts defeat. I forever worship this Lord Sri Rama, guru of the three worlds.

 

3) The throat of the unborn Lord is like a three-ringed conch shell, and His form is soft as the lotus. He wears a shining necklace of pearls set in gold, and thus He resembles a water-laden cloud accompanied by lightning flashes and a flock of cranes. Such is Sri Rama, guru of the three worlds, whom I perpetually adore.

 

4) In Her upraised hand Sita Devi holds a thousand-petalled lotus flower, and Her five graceful fingers make it appear that the flower's hundred petals are covered by another five petals. I forever worship Rama, best of the Raghu dynasty, by whose side forever remains this Sita, whose radiance is like molten gold.

 

5) Before Rama stands his brother Laksmana, deeply attached to His elder brother's service, the most skilled of archers, his body brilliant golden, and enhanced by splendid ornaments. He is also known as Sesa, the all-accommodating abode of the worlds. I worship this Lord Sri Rama guru of the three worlds.

 

6) Like the nectar-rayed moon shining on the ocean of the Raghu dynasty, He slew the foremost among the man-eating demons, Marica and Subahu, thus protecting the sacrifice performed by the sage Visvamitra for the welfare of His ancestors. I worship this Lord Sri Rama, guru of the three worlds.

 

7) Slaying the raksasas Khara, Trisira, Kabandha, and their armies, He rendered safe the forest of Danda-kanana. By killing the monkey-king, Sugriva's enemy, Bali, He made alliance with him, I adore Sri Rama, best of the Raghu dynasty, the slayer of the ten-headed Ravana.

 

8) After breaking Siva's bow, He married Sita, daughter of Janaka-raja. Then on the path home, He defeated the mighty Parasurama, best of Bhrgu's line, bringing pleasure to Maharaja Dasaratha, His father. I forever worship this Lord Sri Rama, the foremost descendant of Kakutstha and guru of the three worlds.

 

REMARKS/EXTRA INFORMATION:

Lord Caitanya originally spoke this glorification of Lord Ramacandra.

 

UPDATED: July 24, 2016