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10. Dhāyet dānubāhum dhrutaśaradhanuam baddha padmāsanastham

Pītam vasova sānam, navakamala dalaspardhi netram prasannam

Vāmāmkarudha sitā mukha kamala milallocanam nīradābham

Nānā lankāra dīptam dadhata murujatāmandalam rāmacandram||

  • Word meanings:
    • Dhyāet: I contemplate on;
    • dājānubāhum: long limbed;
    • dhrutaśaradhanuṣam: armed with bow and arrows;
    • baddha: cherished;
    • padmāsanastham: lotus seat;
    • Pītam : saturated with;
    • Vasah vasānam: reside in;
    • navakamala dala: nine petal lotus;
    • spardhi netram: eyes emulating;
    • prasannam: kindness
    • Vāmāmkārudha sitā: on the left side with Sita that belonged to high lineage
    • mukha kamala: face like a lotus;
    • milallocanam nīradābham: with eyes like dark clouds;
    • Nānā lankāra : variously decorated;
    • dīptam: radiant;
    • dadhata :retains;
    • murujatāmandalam: wears the hair like a knot;
    • Rāmacandram: name of the Rāma.
  • Translation:
I contemplate on Sri Ramachandra who is long limbed, armed with bow and arrows. I cherish the Lord who is sitting on a lotus seat with eyes that are similar to a 9- petal lotus emulating kindness. I am saturated with the sight of the Lord with his consort Sita who has a face that looked like a lotus and belonged to a high lineage on his left side. May the Lord reside in me who is variously decorated and looked radiant with eyes that are similar to dark clouds, wears his long curly hair like a knot.
  • Pronunciation:
  • Pronounce ā like in the word car
  • Pronounce ś like in the word shove
  • Pronounce ī  like in feet
  • Pronounce c  like in chunk

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