Madhurageetham Sloka Series: Sri Ranganatha Gadyam

Sri Ranganatha Gadyam 

kamala nayana, kamala vadana
kamala mriduLa kapOla,
kamala gandhAdhara,

kamalAlaya-vAsa-makarakuNDala yugaLakarNabhUSha,

kamala hastha, kamala hridaya,

kamala nAbha, kamala charaNa,
kamalAlaya, kamalAvallabha,
kamalAlaya-thaTAkavAsa-kasthUrIhariNI gandha thilaka,

kamalavAsa shruthi-prANAdhAra,
kamalahastha-lakShmI-AshliShTabhuja,

kamalahastha chanjchala leelAvinOda,

kamalAsana mAnasaputra-sEvitha-charaNa
kamalAsana mAnasaputra gAnalOla,

jIvahridaya kamalakOshavAsa, puNDarIkAkSha,
kamalamAlAdhara, kamalAmbikAsOdara, sahasradaLa kamala nivAsa,

neelakamala samAna-vigraha, thava kamalahastha muraLI-nAyaka

 

Meaning

The One with lotus eyes, The One with lotus face
The One whose cheeks are tender like lotus
The One whose lips have the fragrance of lotus

The One whose ears are adorned with earrings shaped like crocodiles that reside in a lotus-pond.

The One with Lotus hands, The One with Lotus heart
The One with Lotus like navel, The One with Lotus Feet,
The One who is the abode of lotuses, The One dear to Lakshmi,
The One whose forehead mark has the fragrance of deers residing near a pond filled with lotuses,

The One whose breath is Vedas,The One whose arms are embracing Lakshmi devi who has Lotus in her hands,

The One with lotus hands that are nimble, who loves to sport pastimes

The One whose feet are worshipped by his mind-born son who is seated on a Lotus (Brahma)
The One who is praised (sung) by the mind-born son of the one seated on a Lotus (Narada),

The One who resides in the lotus of the heart of the jivas,
The lotus-eyed One,The One who is adorning a lotus garland
The brother of the Lotus like Ambika devi, The one who resides in the thousand-petalled Lotus,

The One whose form resembles a blue lotus, Thy Lotus hands are The Lord of Murali.

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