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mantra-9

9. Raghuvara tava mūrti nāmake mānasābje

Narakagati hāram te nāmadheyam mukheme

Aniśamatula bhaktyā mastakam tvatpadābje

Bhavajala nidhimagna raksham mama ārta bandhi ||

Word meanings:

  • Raghuvara: superior in the Raghu dynasty;
  • Tava mūrti: your form;
  • Nāmake mānasābje: reside in my mind;
  • Narakagati: going to hell;
  • Hāram: prevent me;
  • Te nāmadheyam: your name;
  • Mukheme: remain in my mouth;
  • Aniśam: supreme
  • atula:  unequalled;
  • Bhaktyā Devotee’s;
  • Mastakam: head;
  • Tvatpadābje on your lotus feet;
  • Bhavajala: worldly existence;
  • Nidhimagna: ocean;
  • Raksham: save;
  • Mama: my;
  • Ārta:  depressed;
  • Bandhi: bound
  • Translation
Oh Lord Rāma! Most superior in the dynasty of Raghu, May your form reside in my heart, May your name which  prevents my consignment to hell  may remain on my lips , May my head ever lie on your lotus feet in equaled  devotion, oh savior of the depressed , save me  who is bound to the ocean of samsara.
  • Pronunciation:
  • Pronounce ā like in the word car
  • Pronounce ś like in the word shove

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