MONDAY MUSIC: "RAGHUPATI RAGHAV RAJA RAM" BY HARI OM SHARAN
They've been doing a lot of Ram bhajans on Sunday nights when the swami is away, and this one is a favorite.
Ram, the ideal man, avatar of Vishnu, and hero of The Ramayana, is irresistible.
I cannot stop looking at Him.
(Don't tell Shiva).
Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram (sometimes called Ram Dhun) is a popular bhajan that was a favorite of Mahatma Gandhi. The version that is most common was put to music by Vishnu Digambar Paluskar, and was sung by Gandhi and his followers as they walked during the 241 mile Salt March to Dandi.
Raghupathi raghava rajaram
Sundhara vigraha meghashyam
Ganga tulasi salagram
Bhadra girishwara sitharam
Bhakatha janapriya sitharam
Janaki ramana sitharam
Jaya jaya raghava sitharam
Chief of the house of Raghu, Lord Rama,
Uplifters of those who have fallen, Sita and Rama,
Sita and Rama, Sita and Rama,
O beloved, praise Sita and Rama,
God and Allah are your names.
Bless everyone with this wisdom, Lord.