Rama namam bhajare
rAma nAmaM bhajarE mAnasaShow Details
|O Mind! Chant the names of Rama. |
doGga rIti tirugaGganEla zrIShow Details
raGgani padamula kaugiliJcukoni (rAma)
|Why should you roam about like a thief? chant the names of Lord Sri Rama embracing the holy feet of Lord of Sri Ranga. |
ekkaDaina hari yokaDanucu madiShow Details
cakkatanamu kani sokki santatamu (rAma)
|Having a clear understanding that it is Lord Hari alone everywhere and, (thereby) being enamoured by Him in the mind, chant the names of Lord Sri Rama always. |
endu pOka rAkEndu mukhuni 1tana-Show Details
yandu jUci 2phalamandu kOri zrI (rAma)
|Without going anywhere, beholding Lord Sri Rama - the Full-moon Faced - in the Self, seeking the end-result (liberation) there, chant the names of the Lord.|
dEhametti sandEha paDakaShow Details
vaidEhi 3bhAgyamA dEhi dEhiyani (rAma)
|Having embodied (as a human being), without entertaining any doubts, chant the names of Lord Sri Rama praying repeatedly that ‘O Fortune of sIta! bestow on me (Your grace)’. |
sAdhu sajjanula bOdha cEta bhavaShow Details
bAdha mAnavale sAdhakambutO (rAma)
|With the help of the instructions of pious and virtuous people, You should forbear the problems of Worldly Existence; with steady persevering practice chant the names of Sri Rama. |
dInuDu-aina panthAnuDu-aina vinumu-anurAgamuna mEnu-osaGgi zrI (rAma)Show Details
|Be You humble or wise, listen! By offering the body (in service of the Lord) chant the names of Sri Rama with rapturous love. |
rAga rahita jana bhAgadhEyuniShow Details
vinA gatiyevvarE tyAgarAja nuta (rAma)
|Who else is our refuge other than the Lord who is bereft of attachments and who is the dispenser of fortune to people? chant the names of Sri Rama - the Lord praised by this Thyagaraja. |
- General – The order of caraNas varies in the books.
- 1tanayandu – nIyandu
- 2phalamandu kOri – phalamandu gOru - phalamandu kOra. All the caraNas (other than the last one) and anupallavi are connected to the pallavi through the ending word of each caraNa. Applying the same, the word ‘kOri’ of this caraNa can connect it to pallavi. Accordingly ‘phalamandu kOri’ is appropriate.
- 3bhAgayamA –This is how it is given all the books. However, this word should be ‘bhAgyamu’ because of the following words ‘dEhi dEhi’. Sri Thyagaraja seems to exhort his mind to seek the same fortune (bhAgyamu) as that of Vaidehi; otherwise these words ie., ‘dEhi dEhi’ by themselves convey no meaning.
- 4panthAnuDu – pandhAnuDu. The Sanskrit words ‘panthAna’ and ‘saMdhAna’ have similar meaning. In telugu there is no such word. Therefore, ‘panthAna’ is appropriate.