Lord Ganesha

Lord Ganesha

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Sri Raghava Ashtakam – Lyrics and meanings




|| Jai Sriman Narayana ||












I shall always prostrate before supreme Lord Raghava who is eminent, he is extremely compassionate, he is worshiped by illustrious Rishis, Sages and deities, he is Dhivakara to the lotus like face of Janaki, he is store hosue of virtues, he is most favorable to son of Vali, he is beloved of Hamnuman, his beautiful eyes has the resemblance to lotus flower petals, he is alarming to  wicked demons, I shall always prostrate before supreme Lord Raghava who is eminent, he takes immense pleasure in the embrace of Maithili,  he is pure, he is Eshvara who has the luster of blue, he provided shelter to the younger brother of Ravana, he is eminent in the clan of Raghu, he is my family deity as well, he has personified as Krishna who is the Lord of cowherds and young maidens, in the sacred land of Nagari in order to impart the highest of the wisdom, he multiplied the growth of Suryavamsha, I shall always prostrate before supreme Lord Raghava who is eminent, he is adorned in magnificent earrings and various ornaments on the chest, he is pure, he is unconquerable, his attractive hair locks adorned in feathers of peacock, he is adorned in marvelous anklets, various flower garlands, precious gem Kausthubham, magnificent earrings, etc.. he is the source of prosperity and growth of Bhanuvamsha, I shall always prostrate before supreme Lord Raghava who is eminent, he explored through the dense wood of Dhandakavanam, he is the safest heaven to the Siddhas and Yogis of Dhandakavanam, he sincerely followed his vows, he is eulogized by illustrious Parththa, he skillfully chopped off powerful hands of Kumbhakaranna, he is beloved of younger brother Lakshmana, I shall always prostrate before supreme Lord Raghava who is eminent, he is adorned in flower garlands of Kethaki, Karaveera, Jathikusuma, which is highly fragrant, he is Sreedhara who holds Goddess Mahalakshmi on  chest,  his chest is smeared in the vermilion from the high and large bosom of Maithili, he is Lord of Lords, he is Lord of living beings, he has mesmerizing features, he is  Lord of Universe, he eradicates extreme fears and anxieties of the ardent devotees, I shall always prostrate before supreme Lord Raghava who is eminent, he is worshiped by Dhvija/twice born Bhramin who sincerely follows performance of Yaga, Dhanam, meditation, Homa, Japakarma, recitation Veda, etc.. he crushed the pride of female demon Thataka, he killed Vali who is the father of Angadha, he sincerely followed the promise of his father, I shall always prostrate before supreme Lord Raghava who is eminent, he killed Khara and Dhooshana and numerous demons as a part of amusement, he is the slayer of Ravana, he is Acchyutha who is unconquerable,  he is supreme Lord Hari who is the safest heaven to millions of Ganas, his louts hands has the luster of blue lily, he is Hari who is the ultimate object, he is the source of Universe and its living beings, he is skillfully performs the tasks of dieites, I shall always prostrate before supreme Lord Raghava who is eminent, he has learnt knowledge in Asthra and  Shasthra from Sage Vishvamithra/Kaushika, he is extremely talented, he has pleasing smile on face, he is closest companion of desolate and distressed people, he reinstated righteousness by slaying Ravana who is the enemies of Vasava and Suras, he is the ultimate refuge, he has the luster of dark clouds.

The above are the glorious verses praising the splendor of Lord Raghava, who is Acchyutha/unconquerable, he is  ultimate heaven, he provides Bhukthi as well as Mukthi, wealth, abundance of grains, and various super natural powers, above verses should be always recited to attain compassionate grace of Lord Ramachandra, with intense devotion and dedication at the lotus feet of Lord Ramachandra.

I shall repeatedly prostrate before Lord Rama, Hail to Ramabhadhra, I shall repeatedly prostrate before Lord Ramachandra, Hail to Raghava, I shall repeatedly prostrate before Lord or Lords, Hail to Devaraja, I shall repeatedly prostrte before Lord Vasudeva, Hail to  Veeraraja.


Raghavam Karunakaram Munisevitham Suravandhitham | Janakivadhanaravindha Divakaram Gunabhajanam | Valisoonuhithaishinam Hanumathpriyam Kalameshkshanam | Yathudhanabhayankaram Pranamami  Raghavakunjjaram ||

Maithilikuchabhooshanamala Neelamaukthikam Eshvaram | Ravananujapalanam Raghupungavam Mama Dhaivatham | Nagarivanithananambuja Bodhaneeya Kalevaram | Sooryavamshavivardhanam Prnamami Raghavakunjjaram ||

Hemakundala Mandithamala Kandadheshamaridhamam | Shathakumbha Mayooranethra  Vibhooshanena Vibhooshitham |Charunoopura Harakausthubha  Karnnabhooshana Bhooshitham |Bhanuvamshavivardhanam Pranammi Raghavakunjjaram ||

Dhandakakhyavane Rathamarasiddhyogi Ganashrayam | Shishtapalana Thathparam Dhrithishaliparththakrithasthuthim | Kumbhakarnna Bhujabhujangavikarthane  Suvisharadham | Lakshmananujavathsalam Pranamami Raghavakunjjaram ||

Kethaki Karaveera Jathi Sugandhimalya Sushobhitham | Sreedharam  Mithilathmajakucha  Kumkumaruna  Vakshasam | Devadevam Asheshabhoothamanoharam Jagathampathim | Dhasabhootha Bhayapaham Pranamami Raghava Kunjjaram ||

Yagadhana Samadhi Homa  Japadhi Karmakarair Dhvijai : | Vedaparagathai Aharnishamadharena Supoojitham | Thatakavadha Hethu Angadhathatha  Vali Nishoodhanam | Paithrukodhithapalakam  Pranamami Raghavakunjjaram ||

Leelaya Kharadhooshanadhi Nishacharashu Vinashanam | Ravananthakam Achyutham Hariyoothakodi Ganashrayam | Neerajanana Ambujaghriyugam Harim Bhuvanashrayam | Devakarya Vichakshanam Pranamami Raghavakunjjaram ||

Kaushikena Sushikshithasthra  Kalapamayatha Lochanam | Charuhasam Anathabandhu Asheshaloka  Nivasinam | Vasavadhi Surari Ravanashasanam  Cha Paramgathim | Neelamegha  Nibhakrithim Pranamami Raghavakunjjaram ||

Raghavashtakam Ishtasiddhidham Acchyuthashraya Sadhakam | Mukthi Bhukthi Phalapradham  Dhana Dhanya  Siddhi Vivardhanam | Ramachandhra Kripakatakshamadharena  Sadhajapeth | Ramachandra Padhambhujadhvaya  Santhatharppithamansa: ||

Ramarama Namosthuthe  Jaya Ramabhadhra Namosthuthe | Ramachandhranamosthuthe  Jaya Raghavaya Namosthuthe  | Devadeva Namosthuthe  Jaya Devaraja Namosthuthe | Vasudeva Namosthuthe  Jaya  Veeraraja Namosthuthe ||




|| Jai Sriman Narayana ||