Lyrics for Indu Enage Govinda

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.

Indu Yenage Lyrics

Indu Yenage Lyrics

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
kandanamtendenna kundugaLeNisade
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

49 responses to this post.

  1. Superb!!!! No words to express my happiness.


  2. Posted by Premarajan on December 17, 2017 at 9:48 pm

    Great music


  3. Posted by NARAYANA BANGALORE CHAITANYASWARUP on August 3, 2017 at 12:44 am

    HI all . If one has swaras for this song,please send to my mail id for veena reictal.Thanks & Rgds .Nagendra


  4. Posted by poornima on March 22, 2017 at 3:13 am

    Please help with the notes for veena….


  5. Posted by KAMINI on September 7, 2016 at 11:05 pm

    I am searching for long time for Indu enage Govinda song in tamil lyrics. Can any Guru’s help me to find it. Guru Raghavendraya Sharanam


  6. Nimma blog bahala chennagide. Indu Enage Govinda – one of my favourite songs. Thanks for posting the link from the movie – Mantralalaya mahatme.

    There is also one more movie called Sri Raghavendra Vaibhava, starring Pranaya Raja Srinath as Raghavendra Swamigalu 1981 – for which he got the Best Actor award from the Karnataka State Government. That movie also has the same song, sung by Dr. Balamuralikrishna, in a different raga; available on Youtube at

    Though some people prefer the original one sung by Dr. P B Srinivas, this is also there for reference.


  7. Posted by Dr. arniker hamsa w/o prof. G. Vedaparayana on February 10, 2014 at 7:53 pm

    today is MAGHA SUDDHA DWAdasi, do Anna dana for some or atleat one bhamhachary . fulfill or meet the needs of some deserving student in form of dana


  8. Posted by manorama on January 30, 2014 at 9:26 am

    Sree Raghavendrayanamah! What to say more than this!!!


  9. Posted by Ganesh.Subramanya on January 9, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    Wat a beautiful lyrics of sri Raghavendra Swamiji..!!! Amazing way of gloryfying the supreme lord (krishna)..!! everytime my mother sings this keertana.. I start crying like a baby.. don know why..!! Thanks for creating this blog..!!


  10. Posted by Karthik on April 17, 2013 at 7:02 am

    What a beautiful song……


  11. please put notations for this song….


  12. Posted by nimi on November 28, 2012 at 1:45 am

    can u please post the sahitya of “indu enage govinda ninnaya paadara
    vindava” along with swaras


  13. Posted by Anantha on May 23, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    I am a Hindu. I like Raghavendra swami only for this song. What a lyrics!!!!. Does anyone have full song?


  14. Posted by suma on January 13, 2012 at 1:56 am

    Does anyone have lyrics for Sharunu Guru Raya, Sharunu ravi Teja …namidavara bedikegala , needuvanta yogiraya…I have grown up with this song, while my mom always sung this … Now, with age, she seems to have forgotton few lines in between.


  15. Posted by NAGAPRAKASH NANJANGUD SHANKARANARAYAN on January 6, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    I want the swara for indu enage govinda


  16. Posted by Priya Nagarajan on August 17, 2011 at 4:04 am

    Can anyone help me to get the lyrics of Bare Bhaghyade nedhiye and Ihey savi Ihey savi hari nama


  17. Posted by Naveen on July 22, 2011 at 8:57 am

    I really appreciate your work, I feel encouraged by looking at your effort & try to stick to basic principle of life ‘Love towards GOD – Bhakti & Seva’


  18. Posted by Sreejith on May 27, 2011 at 12:11 am

    Found this lyrics in, amended a bit after listening to the song as well…
    indu enage gOvinda ninnaya paadara
    vindava tOrO mukunda
    sundara vadanene nandagOpana kanda
    mandarOhara aananda indiraa ramaNa

    nondaneyya bhavabandanadoLu siluki
    munde daari kaaNade kundide jagadoLu
    kandanu endenna kundagaLeNisade
    tande kaayo krshNa kandarpajanakane (Indu)

    dhaaruNiyoLu bhoobhaarajIva naanaagi
    daaritappi naDede sEride kujanara
    aarU kaayuvarilla sAride ninagayyaa
    dheeravENugOpaala paarugaaNiso hariye (Indu)


  19. Posted by Mangala gowri on March 19, 2011 at 6:44 am

    Please produce a linagarchane (ondu dalada kamaladalli mudi banda lingave)


  20. So happy to hear the songs and even more so the lyrics, thank yo


  21. Posted by Prashanth on January 8, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    I am so much in love with this song ! It absolutely elevates you. Does anyone of you have the MP3 version of this song and of “Vandhe Vandhyam” from Madhvacharya and if you could share that. Both the actors in this song have such a grace while singing this out.


  22. Posted by S.Balaji on January 3, 2011 at 1:37 am


    May I know the meaning of the entire song Indu Enage Govinda pls. This is being aired every day in Vijay TV at 5.30 am and its simply spell binding Bhairavi raga !


  23. Servus mein Name ist Mandy
    Hallo all, ich bin gerade erst auf diese seite gestossen!



  24. Posted by Ashok on July 3, 2010 at 1:39 am

    Thanks for posting the link to the video. The singer here is not Bhimsen Joshi though. It is P. B. Srinivas.


  25. Posted by meeraghu on August 30, 2009 at 7:11 am

    What silly mistakes are you talking about? This is the exact lyrics I have in several books, so please validate your statement by being more precise.


  26. Posted by arvindsriram on August 30, 2009 at 7:08 am

    hi its a wonderful work.. but in the “indu enege” lyrics there r some silly mistakes…. pls correct it and post it again…



  27. one kannadada kuladevi kapadu ba taayi , venkata chala vasa hai srinivasa . saddu madade ninu nidre madayya. also can be added

    Sure, if I get the lyrics.


  28. Please add bhaa taaye bharatiyae lyrics if u have. i will be anxiously await ur reply


  29. This blog is really useful. i am searching for some more purandara dasara kirtane galu which very popular (come in movies) . i am working on Spoken English through Kannada for my company. by doing these work gives more respect to our language.

    Thanks Poornima.


  30. Posted by Ramesh Kulkarni on July 31, 2009 at 11:53 pm


    Do you have video or MP3 of “Indu Enage Govinda” sung by Pt.Bhimsen Joshi or any other singer?
    And also upload all songs of Shree Mantralaya Guru Raghavendraru.

    Please mail me or upload onto this link and mail me the link.

    Tumba dhanyavadagalu,

    Kulkarni Ramesha

    I don’t have the MP3.


  31. Posted by Sudhakar on July 9, 2009 at 1:20 pm

    I am looking for the notes of Indu yenege Govinda to play in veena. Can anybody please help?


  32. @ Sree,

    The dream means you are sleeping in real world also, swamiji is saying you wake up and dont waste time doing useless things and sleeping and follow a path of Bhakti


  33. Posted by Sree on May 22, 2009 at 6:50 am

    I am not a very religious person compared to others…i had a dream where swamiji came sprinkled water on me and blessed me…even in my dream i was escatic:)…i dont konow the significance of the dream could anyone please help me and guide me in what i should do from now?


  34. Posted by pucpcmb on May 9, 2009 at 3:36 am

    Thats fine. Long live your good work.


  35. Posted by pucpcmb on May 3, 2009 at 11:45 pm

    Are u sure that “At Udupi, he sang his famous “Indu Enage Govinda” song upon seeing Udupi Sri Krishna.”?. Please confirm the situation which made Sri Raghavendra Swamy to write this poem with historians or philosophers like Sri Bannanje Govindacharya. Because i heard Raghavendra Swamy, when standing before sri krishna in udupi, saw a married woman praying the lord with tears. This made him to write “indu enage govinda” dipicting the difficulties of that lady”.


    • Posted by meeraghu on May 4, 2009 at 9:04 am

      I have written about what I have read in some of the books I have. I have no contact with any historians or philosophers. I am sorry about that. So, I don’t think I can contact any of them. Thanks for your input though.


  36. Posted by Narendra Kumar on March 17, 2009 at 1:17 pm



  37. Posted by Pramod on March 7, 2009 at 3:47 am

    Today while I was searching for the lyrics, i found your blog.. i keep singing bhajans.. many thanks for your work !


  38. Posted by meeraghu on October 7, 2008 at 6:58 am

    Thanks Harish. I am glad you were able to find this blog useful.


  39. Posted by Harish on October 7, 2008 at 4:44 am

    I happenend to come across this site while searching for lyrics for indu enage. Recently I have been learning some devotional songs by Purandaradasaru, Madhvacharya,…

    Thanks very much for the sahitya of the song. I also picked your Vande vandyam, I will come back with request for more devotional songs/keerthanas 🙂



  40. Posted by meeraghu on August 25, 2008 at 7:15 am

    Awesome, Nagesh. There is no doubt that Shri Raghavendra Swamy wanted your seva, that’s why they say in Kannada ” Manda Bhagyarige Doreyadivara Seva”. You are blessed by Rayaru.


  41. When I participated in Raghavendra Swamy’s Aradhane today, in Los Angeles, CA, I was pleasantly surprised by two developments. Within minutes into the function, the Swamijis started Vishnu Sahasra Namavali. It had been my intent to sing Vishnu Sahasra Namavali for quite some time, but had not been able to find find and interest, but Raghavendra Swamiji provided an opportunity to recite.

    Thanks to my friend, I was able to participate in the serving of the food to all the attendees. At the fag end of the 2nd ‘pankti’, there was an announcement if anyone would be interested to sing a song, as the lunch was still going on. I readily responded and went and asked if I can sing Hanuman Chalisa, but Swamiji said that the meals is almost coming to an end and asked me to sing a small song. I picked up the song, “Indu Enage Govinda” as recited by S.Janaki in Kannada movie. Everyone appreciated the song. I was blessed by Raghavendra Swamiji for the 2nd time, by providing an opportunity to sing this song.

    It was only on the way back home, when my wife said that this song was inked by Sri.Raghavendra Swamiji himself, that I came to know about the author of the song!! I have been avid lover of this song, since my childhood and never bothered to find who had authored this song. Sri Raghavendra Swamiji, not only got me to attend Aradhane function, but also directed me to sing HIS own song!!!

    Coincidence, one would think. But I think, certainly not! This very thought that Sri.Raghavendra Swami gave me an opportunity to sing his own song, through me today, is sending chilling shivers in my back!!

    I am blessed by Sri.Raghavendra Swamiji himself!!!


  42. Posted by meeraghu on April 6, 2008 at 6:57 pm

    Hi Sudhindra,
    Yes, I do say the pahi pahi raghavendra stotra anytime I do rayara Seva, I have a book which was given by my Grandfather. will make sometime and post this stotra. I brought the kannada version of Shri Raghavendra Stotra when I was in India, let me know where you stay in US and I will post you the Raghavendra Stotra which I have in kannada.


  43. Posted by sudhindra on April 6, 2008 at 3:10 am

    Hari Om

    I am looking for lyrics of pahi pahi raghavendra guru and kannada version of Shri poorNabODha. I will be grateful if somebody can help me.

    Hari Om


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