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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.
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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. The second version of the hymn had gained it's 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===

Revision as of 09:02, 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. The second version of the hymn had gained it's 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