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Ramadasu Keertanalu - Lyrics of Ramachandraaya Janaka Raajajaa Manoharaaya

Ramachandraya Janaka Rajaja Manoharaya is a famous Mangalam song i.e. benediction song in Telugu language, composed by Bhakta Ramadasu of 17th century C.E. He was an ardent devotee of Lord Rama and constructed Sri Sita Ramachandraswamy temple at Bhadrachalam during his tenure as Tahsildar of the place.

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Also read: Bhadrachalam Sri Sitarama Swamy temple

In this Keertana Bhakta Ramadasu glorifies the qualities of Lord Rama. The keertana is sung in Navaroj raagam which is very much similar to Sankarabharanam ragam. Navaroj raagam is adopted from the folk lores (janapada geyams).

Pallavi
Ramachandraaya janaka raajajaa manoharaaya
maamakaa bheeshtadaaya (maamaka + abheeshta) mahita mangalam

Charanam 1
Kosalendraya (or kosalesaya) manda haasa daasa poshanaaya
vaasavadi vinuta sarva daaya (or sarva raaya) mangalam

Charanam 2
Chaaru kumkumopeta (or charu megha roopaya) chandanaadi charchitaaya
Haaraka sobhitaaya bhoori mangalam

Charanam 3
Lalita ratna kundalaya Tulasivana maalikaaya
jalaja sadrusa dehaya charu mangalam

Charanam 4
Devaki putraaya deva devottamaaya
chava jata guruvaraaya bhavya mangalam

Charanam 5
Pundareekakshaya poorna chandrananaya
andajata vahanaya atula mangalam

Charanam 6
Vimala roopaya vividha vedaanta vedyaaya
sumukha (or sujana) chitta kaamitaya subhada mangalam

Charanam 7
Raamadaasaya mrudula hrudaya kamala (or tamarasa) nivaasaya
Swami Bhadra girivaraaya sarva mangalam

Listen to the Mangala Harati song

Lyrics in Telugu

రామచంద్రాయ జనక రాజజా మనోహరాయ
మామకాభీష్టదాయ మహిత మంగళం

కోసలేశాయ (కోసలేంద్రాయ) మందహాస దాస పోషకాయ
వాసవాది వినుత సర్వదాయ (సర్వరాయ) మంగళం

చారుకుంకుమోపేత (చారుమేఘ రూపాయ) చందనాది
హారకా శోభితాయా భూరి మంగళం

లలిత రత్న కుండలాయ తులసీవన మాలికాయ
జలజ సదృశ దేహాయ చారు మంగళం

దేవకీ పుత్రాయ దేవ దేవోత్తమాయ
చావజాత గురువరాయ దివ్య మంగళం

పుండరీకాక్షాయ పూర్ణ చంద్రాననాయ
అందజాత వాహనాయ ఆతుల మంగళం

విమల రూపాయ వివిధ వేదాంత వేద్యాయ
సుముఖ (సుజన) చిత్త కామితాయా శుభద మంగళం

రామదాసయ్య మృదుల హృదయ కమల (తామరస) నివాసాయ
స్వామి భద్ర గిరివరాయ సర్వ మంగళం

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