Raghava Ashtakam Lyrics | Sri Adi Shankaracharya | Lord Rama

Raghava Ashtakam Lyrics | Sri Adi Shankaracharya | Lord Rama: Sri Raghava Ashtakam is a devotional Sanskrit hymn composed by Sri Adi Shankaracharya about Lord Rama. Sri Adi Shankaracharya was an Indian philosopher and theologian who consolidated the doctrine of Advaita Vedanta.

Lord Rama is a one of the largely worshiped deity in Hindu religion. Rama is the seventh avatar of the god Vishnu in his Dashavatara [Ten Avatars]. Rama was born in Ayodhya as the eldest song of king Dasharatha of Kosala. Kaushalya was the mother of Rama. Lakshmana, Bharata, and Shatrughna were the siblings of Lord Rama. Lord Rama married Sita Devi. Lava and Kusha were the sons of Rama and Sita Devi.

This Shri Raghavashtakam stotram is in the Ashtakam format. The term Ashtakam or Astakam, is derived from the Sanskrit word Asta, meaning ‘eight’. In context of poetic compositions, ‘Ashtakam’ refers to a particular form of poetry, written in eight stanzas. The stanzas in an ‘Ashtakam’ are a rhyming quartet with four lines. Thus, in an ashtakam generally thirty-two lines are maintained. All these stanzas follow a strict rhyme scheme.

lord rama devotional songsRaghava Ashtakam Lyrics

Genre: Devotional
God: Lord Rama
Composed by: Sri Adi Shankaracharya
Singers: Various
Language: Sanskrit

Check out Raghava Ashtakam lyrics here..

Raghavam Karunakaram Munisevitham Suravandhitham
Janaki Vadhanaravindha Diwakaram Guna Bhaajanam
Valisoonu hithaishinam Hanumath Priyam Kamale Kshanam
Yaathudhana Bhayankaram Pranamaami Raghava Kunjjaram

Maithili Kuchabhooshanamala Neelamaukthikam Eshvaram
Ravananuja Paalanam Raghu pungavam Mama Dhaivatham
Nagarivanthananambuja Bhodhaneeya Diwakaram
Sooryavamsha Vivardhanam Pranamami Raghava Kunjjaram

Hemakundala Mandithamala Kandadesham Arindhamam
Shathakumbha Mayooranethra Vibhooshanena Bhooshitham
Charunoopura Hara Kausthubha Karnabhooshana Bhooshitham
Bhanuvamsha vivardhanam Pranamami Raghava Kunjjaram

Dhandakakhyvanerathamara Siddhayogi Ganashrayam
Shishtapalana Thathparam Dhrithishali Parththakrithasthuthim
Kumbakarnna Bhujabhujanga Vikarthane Su Visharadham
Lakshmananuja Vathsalam Pranamaami Raghava Kunjjaram

Kethaki Karaveera Jathi Sugandhimalya Sushobhitham
Sreedharam Mithilathmaja Kucha Kumkumaruna Vakshasam
Devadevam Asheshabhootha Manoharam Jagathampathim
Dhasabootha Bhayapaham Pranamami Raghava Kunjjaram

Yagadhana Samadhi Homa Japadhi Karmakarair Dhvijai
Vedaparagathaiharnishamadharena Supoojitham
Thadaka Vadhahethu Angadhathatha Valinishoodhanam
Paithrikodhitha Paalakam Pranamaami Raghava Kunjjaram

Leelaya Kharadhooshanadhi Nishacharashu Vinashanam
Ravananthakam Acchyutham Hariyoothakodi Ganashrayam
Neerajananam Ambujaghriyugam Harim Bhuvanashrayam
Devakarya Vichakshanam Pranamami Raghava Kunjjaram

Kaushikena Sushikshithasthra Kalapamayatha Lochanam
Charuhaasam Anathabandhu Asheshaloka nivaasinam
Vasavadhi Surari Ravana Shasanam Cha Paramamgathim
Neela megha Nibhakritham Pranamaami Raghava Kunjjaram

Raghavashtakam Ishtasiddhidham Acchyuthashraya Sadhakam
Bhukthi Mukthi Phalapradham Dhana Dhanya Sidhdhi Vivardhanam
Ramachandhra Kripa kataksha madharena Sadha Japeth
Ramachandhra Padhambhujadhvaya Santhatharpitha Manasa

Rama Rama Namosthuthe Jaya Ramabhadra Namosthuthe
Ramachandhra Namosthuthe Jaya Raghavaya Namosthuthe
Devadeva Namosthuthe Jaya Devaraja Namosthuthe
Vasudeva Namosthuthe Jaya Veeraraja Namosthuthe

 

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