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Raghupati Raghava Raja Ram

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"Raghupati Raghava Raja Ram" (also called Ram Dhun) is a bhajan (devotional song) widely popularised by Mahatma Gandhi and set to tune by Vishnu Digambar Paluskar.[1][2][3]

History

The precise origins of the Ramdhun are not entirely clear and the composer remains unknown.[1][4]

The song was extensively used by Mahatma Gandhi to project a secular and composite vision of Indian society — it was sung during the 1930 Salt March.[5][6]

Lyrics of the Ramdhun
Hindi[7] Transliteration (IAST)[7] Translation[7]
रघुपति राघव राजाराम,
पतित पावन सीताराम
सीताराम सीताराम,
भज प्यारे तू सीताराम
ईश्वर अल्लाह तेरो नाम,
सब को सन्मति दे भगवान
राम रहीम करीम समान
हम सब है उनकी संतान
सब मिला मांगे यह वरदान
हमारा रहे मानव का ज्ञान
raghupati rāghava rājārāma,
patita pāvana sītārāma
sītārāma, sītārāma,
bhaja pyāre tu sītārāma
ishwara allaha tero nāma
saba ko sanmati de bhagavāna
rāma rahīma karīma samāna
hama saba hai unaki santāna
saba milā māṅge yaha varadāna
hamārā rahe mānava kā jñāna
O Lord Rama, descendant of Raghu, Uplifter of the fallen.
You and your beloved consort Sita are to be worshipped.
All names of God refer to the same Supreme Being,
including Ishvara and the Muslim Allah.
O Lord, Please give peace and brotherhood to everyone,
as we are all your children.
We all request that this eternal wisdom of humankind prevail.

In popular culture

See also

Notes

References

  1. ^ a b Lal, Vinay (2014). "Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram". In Helfenstein, Josef; Newland, Joseph N. (eds.). Experiments with Truth: Gandhi and Images of Nonviolence. Houston: The Menil Collection. pp. 244–45.
  2. ^ Dalton, Dennis (1993). Mahatma Gandhi: Nonviolent Power in Action. Columbia University Press. p. 109. ISBN 0-231-12237-3.
  3. ^ Sinha, Manjari (8 August 2008). "Tuned to excellence". The Hindu. Retrieved 27 April 2009.
  4. ^ "Is the Hindu Right's Appropriation of Gandhi Possible?". The Wire. Retrieved 22 June 2021.
  5. ^ "Dandi: Salt March". Lal, Vinay. University of California, Los Angeles. Retrieved 16 November 2007.
  6. ^ "On Gandhi Jayanti, remembering Mahatma's most beloved hymns — from Raghupati Raghava Raja Ram to Lead, Kindly Light-Living News , Firstpost". Firstpost. 2 October 2019. Retrieved 22 June 2021.
  7. ^ a b c Guy L. Beck (17 July 2006). "Hinduism and music". In Guy L. Beck (ed.). Sacred Sound: Experiencing Music in World Religions. Wilfrid Laurier University Press. p. 137. ISBN 978-0-88920-421-8.
  8. ^ Utho Utho He Bharat Tumhaare - उठो-उठो हे भरत तुम्हारे, retrieved 28 June 2020
  9. ^ "दे दी हमें आज़ादी बिना खड्ग बिना ढाल - de dii hame.n aazaadii binaa khaD.hg binaa Dhaal / जागृति-(Jaagriti)". www.lyricsindia.net. Retrieved 28 June 2020.

Bibliography

  • Dalton, Dennis (1993). Mahatma Gandhi: Nonviolent Power in Action. Columbia University Press. ISBN 0-231-12237-3.