Sl. No.254; Raama vakhila; Begada; Misra Chapu;
Oh RAMA! The one who obliterates all the enemies; please
protect me; oh SRI RAMA!
The charm of your form subdues that of Cupid. With your lotus-like hands,
you wield the bow and arrow.
Your lustrous form is like the dark cloud. On your forehead shines the
mark of KASTURI. Your gait is more majestic than that of an elephant
Your feet are revered by the wise who have renounced desires. You destroy
multitude of sorrows. You protect even the oppressed ones. Protect me
You removed the sin of AHALYA the wife of GAUTAMA.
Oh peerless Lord! You enjoy the company of goddess SITA seated on your
You broke the bow of SIVA-who burnt Cupid-who has the fish-emblem on his
flag. You subdue the unethical people. Your smile is nectarine.Your feet
are worshipped by INDRA the leader of celestials. Your waist is adorned with
shining silk. Your nose resembles the sesame flower. You
have the glory of annihilating the demons like VIRADHA, and your arrows
come back to you after hitting the target. You are praised by SIVA.
You are adept in decreasing even the heinous sins. Your feet are worshipped
by celestials who always travel in space. You, whose tresses are adorned
with fragrant white flowers, clear the confusion of your friend ARJUNA
in the battle field.
You made it possible for the celestials to obtain the nectar while churning
the milky ocean. You glance is capable of bestowing the desired boons
on the kings. You are worshipped by a host of sages. Your face resembles
the moon-the enemy of lotus. You subdued the pride of KAKASURA. You destroyed
all the demons including RAVANA. You saved the king-elephant. You are
surrounded by renowned monkeys lead by HANUMAN. Oh RAGHUVARA! Please
shine in my heart.
You removed all the sins without any trace, of AHALYA the wife of sage
GAUTAMA. You are adorned with shining golden ornaments. You manifested
as SRI PADMANABHA and blessed people with total peace.
(Translation by Dr. T.K Govinda Rao)