Sri Raghavendra Swami (1595-1671), lived in the 16th century. He advocated Vaishnavism and the Dvaita philosophy advocated by Madhvacharya. He is considered by his devotees to be a reincarnation of Prahlada, the devotee who was saved by Vishnu in his avatar as Narasimha. Shri Raghavendra Swami has performed many miracles during his lifetime and is believed to continue to bless his devotees to this day.
At Udupi, he sang his famous “Indu Enage Govinda” song upon seeing Udupi Sri Krishna. I will be posting all the lyrics on Sri Raghavendra Swami at this weblog.
Here are the lyrics for this wonderful song which Rayaru which he is fondly called wrote in Kannada.
Indu Enage Govinda ninna padaara
Vindava tOrO mukundane
Sundara vadanane nandaGopana Kanda
mandarOdhara aananda indiara ramaNa
nondenayya naa bhavabandhanadoLu saluki
munde daari kaaNade kundide jagadoLu
tande kayo Krishna kandarpa janakane
mUDhatanadi balu hEDijIvananaagi
dRuDhabhakutiyanu maadalillavo hariyE
nODalillavo ninna paaDalillavo mahime
gaaDikaara Krishba bEDikombeno ninna
dhaaruNiloLu bhUbhaara jIvananaagi
daari tappi naDede sEride kujanara
aaru kaayuvavarilla sEride ninagayya
dhIra vENugOpala paarugaaNiso hariye
Listen to this song sung by Pt. Bhimsen Joshi here
- Indu Enage Govinda
- Listen to the song at youtube.