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7. Prātasmarāmi Raghunādha mukhāravindam

   Mandasmitam madhurabhāi viśālaphālam

  Karṇāvalambi calakundala gandabhagam

  Karṇānta dīrgha nayanam nayanābhi Rāmam||

Word meanings:

  • Prātaḥ: early in the morning;
  • Smarāmi: contemplate;
  • Raghunādha: leader of the Raghu dynasty,
  • Mukhāravindam: lotus like face;
  • Mandasmitam: gentle smile;
  • Madhurabhāṣi: speaks mellifluously;
  • Viśālaphālam: wide forehead;
  • Karṇāvalambi: supported by the ears;
  • Calakundala: moving earrings;
  • Gandabhagam: sides of the cheek;
  • Karṇānta: up to the ears;
  • Dīrgha: long:
  • Nayanam: eyes;
  • Nayanābhi Rāmam: delightful Rāma..
  • Translation:
I contemplate on the lotus face of Sri Rāma the Lord of the Raghus, at dawn, who speaks mellifluously, with gentle smile, and a wide fore head; whose cheeks are flanked by the moving earrings , suspended from the ears, whose eyes are leading up to ears and looking delighted.
  • Pronunciation:
  • Pronounce ā like in the word car
  • Pronounce ś like in the word shove
  • Pronounce like in the word bushel
  • Pronounce like in the word under

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