Jai Jagdish Hare

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Om Jai Jagdish Hare is a Hindu bhajan (devotional song), composed in or near the 1870s by Pandit Shardha Ram Phillauri in Punjab, India. Although a Hindi language composition, it is widely sung by many Hindus within the Indian Diaspora, regardless of their mother tongues.

It may have been inspired by the Dashavatara (दशावतार कीर्ति धवलम्) section of Gita Govinda of Jayadeva, a lyrical composition of 12th century, which has the same refrain:[1]

प्रलयपयोधिजले धृतवानसि वेदम् ॥
विहितवहित्रचरित्रमखेदम्॥
केशवाधृतमीनशरीर जयजगदीशहरे॥

The prayer is sung by the entire congregation at the time of Aarti, worship of the deity using a festal lamp.(video search)

There are also variants of the song, using the same tune and structure, but with focus on different deities. These include Om Jai Lakshmi Mata, Om Jai Shiva Omkara and Om Jai Shiva Shakti Hare.

Lyrics[edit]

Devanagari Transliteration English Literal Translation
जय जगदीश हरे
स्वामी* जय जगदीश हरे
भक्त जनों के संकट,
दास जनों के संकट,
क्षण में दूर करे,
ॐ जय जगदीश हरे
जो ध्यावे फल पावे,
दुख बिनसे मन का
स्वामी दुख बिनसे मन का
सुख सम्पति घर आवे,
सुख सम्पति घर आवे,
कष्ट मिटे तन का
ॐ जय जगदीश हरे
मात पिता तुम मेरे,
शरण गहूं मैं किसकी
स्वामी शरण गहूं मैं किसकी .
तुम बिन और न दूजा,
तुम बिन और न दूजा,
आस करूं मैं जिसकी
ॐ जय जगदीश हरे
तुम पूरण परमात्मा,
तुम अंतरयामी
स्वामी तुम अंतरयामी
पारब्रह्म परमेश्वर,
पारब्रह्म परमेश्वर,
तुम सब के स्वामी
ॐ जय जगदीश हरे
तुम करुणा के सागर,
तुम पालनकर्ता
स्वामी तुम पालनकर्ता,
मैं मूरख खल कामी
मैं सेवक तुम स्वामी,
कृपा करो भर्ता
ॐ जय जगदीश हरे
तुम हो एक अगोचर,
सबके प्राणपति,
स्वामी सबके प्राणपति,
किस विधि मिलूं दयामय,
किस विधि मिलूं दयामय,
तुमको मैं कुमति
ॐ जय जगदीश हरे
दीनबंधु दुखहर्ता,
ठाकुर तुम मेरे,
स्वामी ठाकुर तुम मेरे
अपने हाथ उठाओ,
अपने शरण लगाओ
द्वार पड़ा तेरे
ॐ जय जगदीश हरे
विषय विकार मिटाओ,
पाप हरो देवा,
स्वमी पाप हरो देवा,.
श्रद्धा भक्ति बढ़ाओ,
श्रद्धा भक्ति बढ़ाओ,
संतन की सेवा
ॐ जय जगदीश हरे
ॐ जय जगदीश हरे
स्वामी जय जगदीश हरे
भक्त जनों के संकट,
दास जनों के संकट,
क्षण में दूर करे,
ॐ जय जगदीश हरे
Om jaya Jagadīśa hare
Swāmī* jaya Jagadīśa hare
Bhakta janoṅ ke saṅkaṭa
Dāsa janoṅ ke saṅkaṭa
Kṣaṇa meṅ dūra kare
Om jaya Jagadīśa hare
Jo dhyāve phala pāve
Dukha binase mana kā
Swāmī dukha binase mana kā
Sukha sampatī ghara āve
Sukha sampatī ghara āve
Kaṣṭa miṭe tana kā
Om jaya Jagadīśa hare
Māta pitā tuma mere
Śaraṇa gahūṅ maiṅ kisakī
Swāmi śaraṇa gahūṅ maiṅ kisakī
Tuma bina aura na dūjā
Tuma bina aura na dūjā
Āsa karūṇ maiṅ jisakī
Om jaya Jagadīśa hare
Tuma pūraṇa Paramātmā
Tuma Aṅtarayāmī
Swāmi tuma Aṅtarayāmī
Pārabrahma Parameśwara
Pārabrahma Parameśwara
Tuma saba ke swāmī
Om jaya Jagadīśa hare
Tuma karuṇā ke sāgara
Tuma pālanakartā
Swāmī tuma pālanakartā
Maiṅ mūrakh khala kāmī
Maiṅ sevaka tuma swāmī
Kṛpā karo Bhartā
Om jaya Jagadīśa hare
Tuma ho eka agochara
Sabake prāṇapati
Swāmī sabake prāṇapati
Kisa vidhi milūṅ dayāmaya
Kisa vidhi milūṅ dayāmaya
Tumako maiṅ kumati
Om jaya Jagadīśa hare
Dīnabaṅdhu dukhahartā
Ṭhākura tuma mere
Swāmī ṭhākura tuma mere
Apane hātha uṭhāo
Apane śaraṇa lagāo
Dwāra paṛā tere
Om jaya Jagadīśa hare
Viṣaya vikāra miṭāo
Pāpa haro Devā
Swāmī pāpa haro Devā
Śraddhā bhakti baṛhāo
Śraddhā bhakti baṛhāo
Saṅtana kī sevā
Om jaya Jagadīśa hare
Om jaya Jagdīśa hare
Swāmī jaya Jagadīśa hare
Bhakta janoṅ ke saṅkaṭa
Dāsa janoṅ ke saṅkaṭa
Kṣaṇa meṅ dūra kare
Om jaya Jagadīśa hare
Oh Lord of the whole Universe
Mighty Lord of the whole Universe
The agonies of devotees
The sorrows of devotees
In an instant, thou removest
Oh Lord of the whole Universe
He who's immersed in devotion
With a mind without sadness
Lord, with a mind without sadness
Joy, prosperity enter the home
Joy, prosperity enter the home
A body free of problems
Oh Lord of the whole Universe
Thou art my Mother and Father
Whom should I take refuge with
Lord, whom should I take refuge with
Without thee, there is no other
Without thee, there is no other
For whom I would wish
Oh Lord of the whole Universe
Thou art the ancient great soul,
Thou art the omnipotent master
Lord, thou art the omnipotent master
Perfect, Absolute, Supreme God
Perfect, Absolute, Supreme God
Thou art the Lord of everything and everyone,
Oh Lord of the whole Universe
Thou art an ocean of mercy
Thou art the protector
Lord, thou art the protector
I am a simpleton with wrong wishes,
I am a servant and thou art the Lord
Oh Lord,Grant me thy divine grace
Oh Lord of the Universe
You are the one unseen
Of all living beings
The Lord of all living beings
Grant me a glimpse
Grant me a glimpse
Guide me along the path to thee,
Oh Lord of the Universe
Friend of the helpless and feeble
Benevolent saviour of all
Lord, benevolent saviour of all
Lift up your hand
Offer me thy refuge
At thy feet
Oh Lord of the Universe
Removing earthly desires
Defeating sin,Supreme Soul,
Lord, defeating sin
With all my Faith and devotion
Oh Lord,With all my faith and devotion
In Eternal Service Unto Thee,
Oh Mighty Lord of the whole Universe
Oh Lord of the whole Universe
Mighty Lord of the whole Universe
The agonies of devotees
The sorrows of devotees
Thou instantly removest
Oh Lord of the whole Universe

Key words[edit]

  • Om: a bijakshara
  • Jagdish: Lord of the universe
  • Jay: glory, victory
  • Hare: O! Hari (may imply either saguna Vishnu/Krishna or nirguna lord implied in a later verse)
  • Thakur: an archaic term for 'lord'
  • Shraddha: devotion, (also the poet's signature)

4th stanza: porna paramatma: complete supreme being

Meaning[edit]

Om Jai Jagdish Hare

By Pandit Shardha Ram Phillauri
Translated by P. R. Ramachander

Swami Jai Jagdish hare
Bhakt jano ke sankat
Das jano ke sankat
Shan men door kare
Om jai Jagdish hare. 1

Victory to the lord of the universe
Who will remove in a second,
The sorrow of all his devotees,
And the sorrows of all his followers.
Om victory to the Lord of Universe

Jo dhyave phal pave
Dukh bin se man ka
Swami dukh bin se man ka
Sukh sampati ghar ave
Swami, Sukh sampati ghar ave
Kasht mite tan ka
Om jai Jagdish hare. 2

He who meditates will get the fruit,
Of a mind without sorrows,
Lord, mind without sorrows,
Pleasures and wealth will come to his house,
Lord, Pleasures and wealth will come to his house,
And the sufferings of his body will be cured.
Om Victory to the Lord of the universe.

Mata pita tum mere
Sharan Paoon main kiski
Swami sharan paoon main kiski
Tum bin aur na dooja
Prabhu bin aur na dooja
As karoon main jiski
Om jai Jagdish hare. 3

You are my father and mother,
To whom should I surrender,
Lord, to whom should I surrender?
Except you I do not see any one else,
Lord except you I do not see anyone else,
To whom I should surrender,
Om victory to the Lord of universe.

Tum pooran Paramatam
Tum Antaryami
Swami tum Antaryami
Par Brahm Parameshwar
Swami, Par Brahm Parameshwar
Tum sabke swami
Om jai Jagdish hare. 4

You are the complete eternal lord,
You are the one who resides in me,
Lord, you are the one who resides in me,
You are the greatest Lord who is the eternal truth,
Lord, who is the eternal truth,
And you are the lord of everyone.
Om victory to the Lord of the universe.

Tum karuna ke sagar
Tum palan karta
Swami tum palan karta
Main moorakh khal khami
Main sevak tum swami
Kripa karo Bharta
Om jai Jagdish hare. 5

You are the ocean of mercy,
You are the Lord who takes care of us all,
Lord, you are the one who takes care of us all,
I am a simpleton with wrong wishes,
And Lord, also your humble follower,
Shower your mercy on me, Oh lord.
Om victory to the Lord of the universe.

Tum ho ek agochar
Sab ke pran pati
Swami sab ke pran pati
Kis vidhi miloon Gosai
Kis vidhi miloon Dayalu
Tum ko main kumati
Om jai Jagdish hare. 6

You are the one who is beyond my sight,
You are the lord of soul of everyone,
Lord, you are the lord of soul of everyone,
What rules should I follow sage?
What rules should I follow, merciful one?
In worshipping you, this foolish one.
Om victory to the Lord of the universe.

Deen bandhu dukh harta
Thakur tum mere
Swami Thakur tum mere
Apne hath uthao
Apni sharani lagao
Dwar paoa hoon tere
Om jai Jagdish hare. 7

You are the relation of the oppressed,
You are the one who removes all sorrows,
Lord you are my leader,
Please lift your hand,
Then bless me,
As I have reached the gate of yours.
Om victory to the Lord of the universe.

Vishay vikar mitavo
Pap haro Deva
Swami pap haro Deva
Shradha bhakti baohao
Swami, Shradha bhakti baohao
Santan ki seva
Om jai Jagdish hare. 8

Remove emotions in case of all issues from me,
Oh Lord, who destroys all sins,
Lord, who destroys all sins,
You increase my devotion and attachment to you,
Lord, increase my devotion and attachment,
And make me serve you who does not have an end.
Om victory to the Lord of the universe.

Om jai Jagdish hare
Swami jai Jagdish hare
Bhakt jano ke sankat
Das jano ke sankat
Shan men door kare
Om jai Jagdish hare. 9

Om victory to the Lord of the universe,
Lord, victory to the Lord of the universe,
The sorrows of your dear devotees,
The sorrows of your followers,
You drive away far, far away in a second,
Om victory to the Lord of the universe.

In modern Indian culture[edit]

In 1952 movie Anand Math, the Govinda damodar Stotram [2] of Sri BilvaMangala Thakura is adapted with the Jai Jagdish Hare refrain.(video search)

In Purab Aur Paschim (1970), the prayer symbolizes the continiuity of the Indian tradition before and after India's independence.(video search)

The prayer inspired the movie "Om Jai Jagadish" in 2002.

External links[edit]

  1. ^ http://web.archive.org/web/20091027101607/http://geocities.com/giirvaani/gg/gg_intro.htm Gita Govinda of Jayadeva
  2. ^ http://saranaagathi.wordpress.com/online-devotional-works/govinda-damodara-stotram/ गोविन्द दामोदर स्तोत्रम् by Sri BilvaMangala Thakura