Tulsidas ji’s “Bhaju Mana Rama Charana Sukhadai”

Lotus Feet of Rama

भजु मन राम चरण सुखदाई

 
जेहिं चरणन से नित सी सुरसरि    

शंकर जटा समाई    

जटा शंकरी नाम परा है    

त्रिभुवन तारण हारी			।। भजु मन ।। 

From whose lotus feet, the purifying waters of Ganga originated and contained in the swirls of the hairlocks of Sankara, O mind, sing the glories of the lotus feet of Rama which is the source of happiness.

 
जेहिं चरणन की चरण पादुका    

भरत रह्यो लव लाई    

सोई चरन केवट धोइ लेने    

तब हरि नाव चढाई		        ।। भजु मन ।। 

The sandals of whose lotus feet are borne on the head of Bharata with the highest regard, the same feet were washed by the fortunate boat man and Lord Hari then entered the boat. O mind, Sing the glories of the lotus feet of Rama which is the source of happiness.

 
सोई चरण संतन जन सेवत     

सदा रहत सुखदाई    

सोई चरण गौतम ऋषि नारी    

परसि परम पद पाई 		।। भजु मन ।। 

The lotus feet are ever served by the saints and sages, and they derive immense happiness. The same lotus feet, by just a mere touch, saved the fallen woman, Ahalya, who is the wife of Sage Gautama. O mind, Sing the glories of the lotus feet of Rama which is the source of happiness.

 
दण्डक वन प्रभु पावन कीन्हो    

ऋषि अन त्रास मिटाई    

सोई प्रभु त्रिलोक की स्वामी    

कनक मृगा संग धाई		।। भजु मन ।। 

Lord Rama has sanctified the Dandaka forest with his lotus feet, and removed the suffering and anxiety of the saints and sages dwelling there. In the manifestation of His Leela, He has chased the golden deer through the forest with his lotus feet. O mind, Sing the glories of the lotus feet of Rama which is the source of happiness.

 
कपि सुग्रीव बंधु भय ब्याकुल    

तिन्ह जय छत्र फिराई    

रिपु को अनुज विभीषण निसिचर    

परसत लंका पाई			।। भजु मन ।। 

Sugriva, the monkey king was living in seclusion due to the fear of his brother. For such a being, Rama has given victory and kingdom by defeating his brother Vali. Even the brother of his enemy was given the kingdom of Lanka by the mere touch of his Lotus feet. O mind, Sing the glories of the lotus feet of Rama which is the source of happiness.

 
शुक सनकादिक अरु ब्रह्मादिक    

सेष सहस मुख गाई    

तुलसिदास मारुत सुते के प्रभु    

निज मुख करत बडाई		।। भजु मन ।। 

Sage Sukadeva, Sage Sanka and others, Brahma and other gods, innumerable Adi Seshas, have sung the glories of Lord Rama. Tulsidas sings the glories of Lord Rama, the Master of Hanuman. O mind, Sing the glories of the lotus feet of Rama which is the source of happiness.

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