paahi raamacandra paalita
paahi raamachandra paalitha
29 dheera shankaraabharaNam mela
Aa: S R2 G3 M1 P D2 N3 S
Av: S N3 D2 P M1 G3 R2 S
pAhi rAmacandra pAlita surEndra parama pAvana sadguNa sAndra
nIrada nIla munIndra hrdaya nArada sEvita sArasa nayana
shrIkara rUpa sudhAkara vadana shOka nivAraNa sundara radana
nirmala rUpa nindita madana sharmada sakalE shArNava sadana
rAja rAjanuta rAghava tyAgarAja hrdAlaya rakSita nAga
O Ramacandra! Savior of Indra! Immaculate one! Ocean of virtues! Protect me. You are blue-hued like the clouds. You shine in the hearts of sages. You are worshipped by NArada, you are lotus-eyed, and your auspicious and blemishless form constitutes a feast for your devotees' eyes and removes their maladies. You are moon-faced. You have a beautiful array of teeth. You have a beauty rivalling Cupid's. You bestow happiness. You are the prop of the world. You reside in the milky Ocean. You are worshipped by KubEra, the Lord of wealth. You are the protector of GajEndra.
Notation file in English is available here.
Lyrics contributed by Lakshman Ragde. Meaning and notation from Compositions of Tyagaraja by TK Govinda Rao.