Carnatic Musing 41 – Sri Rama Navami Special – Ramam Bhaje – Dayananda Saraswati

“The magic of music can bring about that experience of contention-free connectedness to the whole …

I see music as a blessing of Ishvara for the self-conscious, self-judgmental human to survive and experience, for the time being, the reality of the oneness with the total, the Lord, without any qualifications for it.”

Swami Dayanananda Saraswati, the composer thus spoke about music. His compositions have simple, yet soul stirring verses.

Here is one on Lord Rama. My understanding of the composition and translation in Tamil is presented here for the Rama Navami Festival.

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Sanskrit Verse


रामं भजे श्यामं मनसा

रामं भजे श्यामं वचसा (रामं भजे)



सर्व-भूत-हेतु-नाथम् (रामं भजे)

चरणम् -१




एतं पुरेशं सर्वेशम् (रामं भजे)

चरणम् -२

नील-मेघ-श्यामलं नित्य-धर्म-चारिणम्

दण्डिनं कोदण्डिनं दुराचार-खण्डनम्

जन्म-मृत्यु-जरा-व्याधि-दुःख-दोष-भव-हरम्. (रामं भजे)

Meaning in Tamil


மழைமுகில் வண்ண ராமனை போற்றிடு மனதினால்

மழைமுகில் வண்ண ராமனை பாடிடு வாக்கினால்


நான்மறைதனின் சாரம், அண்டமனைத்தின் காரணம், அந்த….மழைமுகில்

சரணம் 1

வீடணனும், அனுமனும் அடிபணிந்து மகிழும் பொற்பாதம்,

வசிஷ்ட முனிஞானியர் போற்றும் வேதமெனும் இதயமுடைமழைமுகில்

வசீகர மாயைதனை அடக்கியாளும் மானிட வடிவம்,

முப்புரமாளும் அனைத்திற்கும் ஆண்டவனாம் அந்த…..மழைமுகில்

சரணம் 2

கருநீல மேக வண்ணம், நிலையான அறம் பேணும்

மனிதகுலம் காக்கும் கோதண்டம் ஏந்தும் அந்த…..மழைமுகில்

தீயோரை அழிக்கும், ஜன்ம மரண பிறவிப்பிணி தீர்க்கும்

துக்க பாபம நிவாரணமாம், அந்த…..மழைமுகில்

English Transliteration


rAmam bhajE shyAmama manasA rAmam bhajE shyAmam bhajE vacasA


sarva vEda sAra bhUtam sarva bhUta hEtu nAtham

caraNam 1

vibhISaNAnjanEya pUrita caraNam vashiSTAdi munigaNa vEdita hrdayam

vashIkrta mayAkarita vESam Etam purEsham sarvEsham

caraNam 2

nIla mEgha shyAmalam nitya dharmacAriNam daNDinam kOdaNDinam

durAcAra khaNDanam janma mrtyu jarAvyAdhi dukkha dOSa bhavaharam

Meaning in English


Pray the rain bearing cloud coloured Lord Rama Hey mind

Pray the rain bearing cloud coloured Lord Rama by words


He is the essence of all the Vedas. He is the cause for everything in the Universe.

Charanam 1

Vibheeshana and Anjaneya are delighted by offering their obeisance to his lotus feet.

He is the Vedic heart of Sage Vasishta and other great Seers and Saints

He is the controller in Human form of the seductive Maya. He is the Lord of the three types of bodies of all humans (sthula, sukshma and karana sareera)

Charanam 2

He is blue like a rain bearing cloud. He forever maintains Dharma.

He is the protector of Humans and holds the mighty bow “Kodandam”.

He vanquishes evil forces. He is the one who liberates us from the cycle of birth and death and provides relief from Old age , disease , sorrow and sins.

Author: prabhusponder

A novice venturing out to explore the meaning of life

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