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Raghupati Raghava Raja Ram are the opening words of a popular Bhajan also known as Ram Dhun. There are two versions available for this bhajan. The earlier version is not as popular as the lateral version. The second or lateral version is created by M.K.Gandhi based on the first version. Though many attribute the first version to Lakshmanacharya and opine that it is part of his nama ramayanam, but nama ramayanam does not have the verses said to be part of Ram Dhun. The lateral version of the bhajan has gained popularity in the Salt March to Dandi, Gujarat which was led by M.K.Gandhi as part of freedom movement in India in 1930. The lateral version was musically developed by Pandit Vishnu Digambar Paluskar, who was a follower of M.K.Gandhi.
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Raghupati Rāghava Rājā Rām are the opening words of a popular hymn<ref>It is called as bhajan.</ref> also known as Rām Dhun. This hymn is available in two versions. The first version of this hymn is not as popular as the later version. The second version<ref>It is also sometimes referred to as lateral version.</ref> was created by Mohandas Karachand Gandhi<ref>He is famously referred to as Gandhiji.</ref> which has its base from the first version. Though many attribute the first version to Lakshmaṇācharya and opine that it is part of the famous epic named Rāmāyaṇam, but factually Rāmayaṇam does not have these verses which are considered to be a part of Rām dhun. While the second version of the bhajan has gained popularity in the Salt March which happened in 1930 in Dandi, Gujarat, led by Gandhiji as a part of freedom movement in India. This lateral version was musically developed by Pandit Vishnu Digambar Paluskar, who was an ardent follower of Gandhiji.
  
 
===First Version of Ram Dhun===
 
===First Version of Ram Dhun===
  
raghupati rāghava rājārām,
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Raghupati rāghava rājārām,
patita pāvana sītārām
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Patita pāvana sītārām
  
sundara vigraha megha śyām,
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Sundara vigraha megha śyām,
gangā tulasī śālagrām
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Gangā tulasī śālagrām
  
bhadragirīśvara sītārām,
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Bhadragirīśvara sītārām,
bhagatajanapriya sītārām
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Bhagatajanapriya sītārām
  
jānakīramaṇa sītārām,
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Jānakīramaṇa sītārām,
jaya jaya rāghava sītārām
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Jaya jaya rāghava sītārām
  
===Lateral Version of Ram Dhun===
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===Lateral Version of Rām Dhun===
  
raghupati rāghav rājārām,
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Raghupati rāghav rājārām,
patit pāvan sītārām
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Patit pāvan sītārām
  
sītārām, sītārām,
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Sītārām, sītārām,
bhaj pyāre tu sītārām
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Bhaj pyāre tu sītārām
  
ishwar allah tero nām
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Ishwar allah tero nām
sab ko sanmati de bhagavān
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Sab ko sanmati de bhagavān
  
rāma rahīm karīm samān
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Rāma rahīm karīm samān
hama saba hai unaki santān
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Hama saba hai unaki santān
  
saba milā māṅge yaha varadān
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Saba milā māṅge yaha varadān
hamārā rahe mānava kā jñān
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Hamārā rahe mānava kā jñān
  
  

Revision as of 09:00, 6 April 2020

By Srinivas Jammalamadaka


Sometimes transliterated as: Raghu Pati Raghava Rajaram, Raghu Pati RAghava RAjArAm, Raghu Pati Raaghava Raajaaraam


Raghupati Rāghava Rājā Rām are the opening words of a popular hymn[1] also known as Rām Dhun. This hymn is available in two versions. The first version of this hymn is not as popular as the later version. The second version[2] was created by Mohandas Karachand Gandhi[3] which has its base from the first version. Though many attribute the first version to Lakshmaṇācharya and opine that it is part of the famous epic named Rāmāyaṇam, but factually Rāmayaṇam does not have these verses which are considered to be a part of Rām dhun. While the second version of the bhajan has gained popularity in the Salt March which happened in 1930 in Dandi, Gujarat, led by Gandhiji as a part of freedom movement in India. This lateral version was musically developed by Pandit Vishnu Digambar Paluskar, who was an ardent follower of Gandhiji.

First Version of Ram Dhun

Raghupati rāghava rājārām, Patita pāvana sītārām

Sundara vigraha megha śyām, Gangā tulasī śālagrām

Bhadragirīśvara sītārām, Bhagatajanapriya sītārām

Jānakīramaṇa sītārām, Jaya jaya rāghava sītārām

Lateral Version of Rām Dhun

Raghupati rāghav rājārām, Patit pāvan sītārām

Sītārām, sītārām, Bhaj pyāre tu sītārām

Ishwar allah tero nām Sab ko sanmati de bhagavān

Rāma rahīm karīm samān Hama saba hai unaki santān

Saba milā māṅge yaha varadān Hamārā rahe mānava kā jñān


References

  1. It is called as bhajan.
  2. It is also sometimes referred to as lateral version.
  3. He is famously referred to as Gandhiji.
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore