Wednesday, March 24, 2010

meditate on rama shriramachandra kripalu bhaju mana - श्रीरामचन्द्र कृपालु भजु मन




shrīrāmachandra kṛipālu bhaju mana, haraṇa bhava-bhaya dāruṇam ।
nava-kañja-lochana kañja-mukha kara-kañja pada-kañjāruṇam [1]
kandarpa agaṇita amita chhavi navanīla nīrada sundaram ।
paṭapīta mānahu taḍita ruchi shuchi naumi janaka-sutā-varam [2]
bhaju dīnabandhu dinesha dānava-daitya-vaṃsha-nikandanam ।
raghunanda-ānanda-kanda kaushalachanda dasharatha-nandanam [3]
shira-mukuṭa-kuṇḍala tilaka-chāru udāra-aṅga-vibhūṣhaṇam ।
ājānubhuja shara chāpa dhara saṅgrāmajita khara-dūṣhaṇam [4]
iti vadati tulasīdāsa shaṃkara-sheṣha-muni-jana-rañjanam ।
mama hṛidaya-kuñja nivāsa kuru kāmādi-khala-dala bhañjanam [5]

श्रीरामचन्द्र कृपालु भजु मन, हरण भव-भय दारुणम् ।
नव-कंज-लोचन कंज-मुख कर-कंज पद-कंजारुणम् ।
कन्दर्प अगणित अमित छवि नवनील नीरद सुन्दरम् ।
पटपीत मानहु तडित रुचि शुचि नौमि जनक-सुता-वरम् ।
भजु दीनबन्धु दिनेश दानव-दैत्य-वंश-निकन्दनम् ।
रघुनन्द-आनन्द-कन्द कौशलचन्द दशरथ-नन्दनम् ।
शिर-मुकुट-कुण्डल तिलक-चारु उदार-अंग-विभूषणम् ।
आजानुभुज शर चाप धर संग्रामजित खर-दूषणम् ।
इति वदति तुलसीदास शंकर-शेष-मुनि-जन-रंजनम् ।
मम हृदय-कुंज निवास कुरु कामादि-खल-दल भंजनम् ।


o heart! pray to the merciful, compassionate shrI rAma!
who takes away the terrible fears of the mortal world|
eyes like new lotus, lotus-faced,
lotus hands, even feet are like red lotus ||1||

the eternal image (exceeding) innumerable kAmadEva,
beautiful like new water-bearing clouds|
and the yellow garments look (on the dark complexion) like lightning,
i bow to the husband of the daughter of janaka ||2||


pray to the friend of the weak, (brilliant like the) sun,
uprooter of the dAnava and daitya|
son of raghu dynasty, root of all joy,
darling of kaushalyA, son of dasha-ratha||3||

crowned head, ear-rings, tilak look beautiful,
and the body is generously adorned with jewelry|
the long-armed one won the battle
with khara-dUShaNa by beheading them||4||

thus says tulasI-dAsa (the poet) the giver of joy
to shiva, shESha-nAga, thinkers, people|
make residence in my heart,
o killer of the group of evils like desire (anger etc)||5||


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and now the language aspects of the shloka -

shrīrāmachandra (lord rAma) kṛipālu (who is merciful) bhaju (pray) mana (my heart/desiring faculty), haraṇa (remover, taker of) bhava-bhaya (fears of the mortal word) dāruṇam (grave, terrible) ।

nava-kañja-lochana (new-lotus-eyed) kañja-mukha (lotus-faced) kara-kañja (lotus hands, hands soft/pink as lotus) pada-kañjāruṇam (feet like red lotus, pinkness indicative of good health also) [1]

kandarpa (kAmadeva) agaṇita (innumerable) amita (forever, unerasable) chhavi (image, form) navanīla (new dark )nīrada (clouds) sundaram (beautiful, rain bearing clouds are beautiful for they bring the message of life) ।

paṭapīta (yellow cloth) mānahu (as if) taḍita (lightening) ruchi (interesting) śhuchi (bright) naumi (we bow) janaka-sutā-varam (janaks's daughter's husband) [2]

bhaju (pray) dīnabandhu (friend of the poor) dinesha (bright as sun) dānava-daitya-vaṃsha-nikandanam (danava's daitya's lineage remover) ।

raghunanda-ānanda-kanda (raghu's lineage's joy's root, i.e. source of joy for the raghu dynasty) kaushalachanda (son of kaushalyA) dasharatha-nandanam (dasharatha's son/source of joy) [3]

shira-mukuṭa (on head the crown) kuṇḍala (ear rings) tilaka (tilak on forehead) chāru (looks handsome) udāra-aṅga-vibhūṣhaṇam (liberally decorated limbs, bracelets, armlets etc) ।

ājānubhuja (long armed) shara chāpa dhara (beheaded with arrow) saṅgrāmajita khara-dūṣhaṇam (won the battle with khara and dooShana) [4]

iti (so) vadati (says) tulasīdāsa (tualsidas) shaṃkara-sheṣha-muni-jana-rañjanam (to shiva-sheshanAga-seers-people's joy) ।

mama (my) hṛidaya-kuñja (heart's garden) nivāsa (abode) kuru (make) kāmādi-khala-dala bhañjanam (desire-etc-enemy-group after-destroying) [5]

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3 comments:

vinay vaidya said...

Looks Great post. Will help spread Sanskrit amongst the people. All The Best.

sujat said...

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Shivam Sapra said...

thank you so much for the translation! Jai SiyaRam!

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