dEva raama raama
dhEva raama raama
17 sooryakaantam janya
Aa: S R1 G3 M1 P M1 D2 N3 S
Av: S N3 D2 N2 D2 P M1 G3 R1 S
dEva rAma rAma mahAdEva rAghava mahA
bhAvajAri rUpakhEla bhAva bhAvanAva mahA
shankara karuNAkarAnisham karadhrta shara bhakta va
shankara danujA hava nishshanka rasika tyAgarAja
O Lord! RAma! RAma! God of gods! O RAghava! You possess a scintillating hue resembling that of Siva who burnt to ashes Cupid, the god of love, by an angry glance for disturbing His meditation. Like Him, You are also capable of exhibiting various moods and ideas by dancing poster. Holder of arrows at all times ready for the protection of helpless devotees. O Impeccable one! Ocean of compassion! Destruction of demons by you is certain, O Great Rasika!
Lyrics contributed by Lakshman Ragde. Meaning from Compositions of Tyagaraja by T.K. Govinda Rao.