Thoogire Rayara Lyrics

As requested by Seetha, here comes the lyrics for the famous song which is being sung every single Thursday evening in every Rayara Matta all over the world.

tUgire rAyara tUgire gurugaLa
tUgire yathikula thilakara
tUgire yogeendra karakamala poojayara
tUgire guru Raghavendrara ||

ku0dana mayavada chaMdada tOTiladolu
naMdadi malagyara tUgire
naMdanakaMda govinda mukundana
nandadi Bhajipara tUgire ||1||

yauganidreyanu bEgane mADuva
Yoghisha Vandyara tUgire
Bhogishayanana pada yogadi Bhajipara
Bhagavatharana tUgire ||2||

nEmadi tananu kamipajanarige
kamita koDuvavara tUgire
premadi nijajanara aamayavanukoola
dhoomaketuvenipara tUgire ||3||

Advaitha mathada vidvashana nijaguru
madhwamathodharana tUgire
siddha sankalpadi baddha nijabhaktara
uddharamalpara tUgire ||4||

Bhajaka janaru bhava trujana maDisi avara
nijjagathiippara tUgire
nijaguru jaganathaVittalana padakanja
Bhajaneya malpara tUgire ||5||

I couldn’t fit the screen shots in one image. So, here comes the lyrics in Kannada.

Thoogire Rayara Part 1
Thoogire Rayara Part 2

To listen to this song sung by P.Susheela click the link below:


58 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Rajgopal on January 21, 2008 at 4:45 am

    Om Shri Raghavendra Swamy


  2. Hi, just stumbled accross your blog when I was searching for pundi palya. Loved your blog. Thanks for the lyrics and also for the ashtottara website.


  3. Posted by meeraghu on January 30, 2008 at 6:26 pm

    Thanks, Lakshmi. I am glad you liked the blog.


  4. Posted by Murugesh on April 11, 2008 at 1:24 am

    Thank you for giving me the wonderful lyrics which i searched for long


  5. Posted by meeraghu on April 11, 2008 at 7:21 am

    Thanks Murugesh.


  6. Posted by bhuvanendra on August 4, 2008 at 9:39 am

    I wrote two songs and composed them on Rayaru one in kannada and the other in telugu I wish to know if I can do so.
    Good blog.Thanks for toogire rayara song.


  7. Posted by Rajasree on October 29, 2008 at 10:30 am

    Hi Meera Subbarao,
    Thanks a lot for Thoogire Rayara Lyrics. Right from my childhood i wanted to learn this song and sing it to Raghavendra Swamiji. I always told my mother to mail me this song in English. But somehow i never got it from her. And one day i told Swami i really want to learn this song and started to search on internet. And i was so surprised to see your webpage and that to with the song and also with lyrics. This is possible by only God Raghavendra Swamiji. I got too emotional seeing the song and listening to the song. And now i have learnt the song and singing it to Raghavendra Swamiji. So i wanted to thank you million times for this. You are really close to god. That is why you are helping so many people like me. Thank you and i will keep looking at your page and try to learn more good good songs of God. Thank you so much.



  8. Posted by meeraghu on October 30, 2008 at 7:55 am

    I am so glad you were able to get the lyrics for this song. I am also glad to hear that you have learned the song and reciting it to Shri Rayaru. That is truly amazing as well.
    Thanks for sharing your thoughts, I really appreciate the same as well.


    • Posted by Deepa on December 23, 2009 at 2:51 am

      Hi Meera,

      I want Thugira Raayara song link..I want audio download can you help me with this..and thanks for the Lyrics


      • Posted by meeraghu on December 23, 2009 at 8:30 am

        The audio and video link is provided above. I have audio CD’s which have these songs. For download, I have no idea.

  9. Posted by Vikrant on April 12, 2009 at 5:19 am

    how can i say thanx to u…during all d days wid my family, i think i listened this bhajane for many times…my mom used to play it n also used to murmur it…i never gave attention to it…but when am here, in germany, away from mom, am getting to know each n every small thing my family used to do…thats Raghavendra Krupe i think…so i wanted now to listen this song n to make it byheart…u made my day…am knowing my family even more now…thank you again

    Thanks, Vikrant for the wonderful comments. I am humbled and honored.


  10. Posted by Rachana Raj on April 16, 2009 at 9:02 am

    Enjoyed the song a lot.
    Now I can sing it in the math on next Thursday.

    Great, Rachana. Let me know how it went.


  11. Posted by amit on April 23, 2009 at 10:04 am


    i want to watch “mantralaya mahatme” old kannada movie (acted by Dr.Rajkumar) so any one has torrent link please send it to mail.


  12. Posted by arjun on May 8, 2009 at 6:47 am

    i liked this song very much but i wanted to download this song on my mobile wat to do please help


  13. Posted by ramya deepak on August 1, 2009 at 5:26 am

    thanks 4 suc a beautiful song….i desperately needed it….

    Most welcome.


  14. Posted by Pratima on August 8, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    Thanx for such a wonderfull song…
    I was searching the lyrics i had not found it .I’m very happy atlast i found the lyricsof my favourite song.
    thanx thanx a lot…..
    it wud be great if i get the lyrics of Rathava Nerida Raghavendra….

    It is already posted. Check the lyrics page.


  15. Posted by Rajesh on October 13, 2009 at 2:14 am

    Hi Meera,

    This really a fantastic work that you are doing. I glad I found your blog and this song as well.

    Keep up the good work.


    Meera: Thanks, Rajesh


  16. hi i will be graet full if any post me the script of sree sreenivasa kalyana which is sung on the eve of dasera festival.


  17. Posted by meeraghu on December 25, 2009 at 7:57 am

  18. Hi Meera,
    I love and started liking this blog so much whenever I sit on the system to do my work I am not able to logoff without visiting. Especially on Thursdays it gives me lot of satisfaction ,Songs on Rayaru. I feel as if i am in Rayara Mutt. Thanks a lot Meera.


  19. Posted by meeraghu on May 6, 2010 at 7:52 am

    Thanks for such encouraging words Rama. It is because of people like you I still continue working on this blog.

    Thanks again.


  20. Posted by avinash on May 28, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    i’m really happy that i got the lyrics of this song, thanks for the uploader……..i still expect more of lik this.


  21. Posted by Raghavendra Batni on August 5, 2010 at 7:10 pm

    Dear Smt. Meera-avare: Thank you very much for your posting… it was so handy to immediately get the words – at the moment that I wanted to sing this on this guru-vaara evening. with best regards, Raghavendra.


    • Posted by meeraghu on August 5, 2010 at 7:28 pm

      Batni Avare,
      Thanks so much for your wonderful comments. I am glad you were able to find the lyrics.


  22. Posted by Badari on September 26, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    thanks for the lyrics. i’m currently learning this song on violin in my music class.


  23. Posted by Akhila on October 23, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    Hi Meera,

    Thanks for the lyrics..!!! I sing it for my son, when he sleeps ..!!! He is one year old & loves this song…!!!



  24. Hai,

    I like this lyrics & i love this lyrics.


  25. Posted by Girish Srinivasa on March 6, 2011 at 11:51 am

    Namaskaara Meera Avarey

    Thankyou very much for Thoogirey Rayara, Audio and Lyrics in Kannada and English as well (I can talk kannada , with english lyrics i can even resite this song in Rayar Mata.

    Kind regards Girish Srinivasa


  26. Posted by Suma on May 6, 2011 at 2:40 am

    Meera avare,

    Eee haadinalli baruva – Adhvaitha matha dha bagegina maathu nijava? Since I was small I’m hearing to this song in rayara mata and surely they weren’t singing this stanza..I was surprised to see this…

    As far as I knw, Shri Swami never did/ never encouraged any sort of sub-caste based bias…

    What do you think?


  27. Posted by Krishnan on July 15, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    Eee Blog Tumba Chennagide mattu Kushi kottide.
    Devaru olleyadannu maadali.
    Sri Gururaghavendraya namaha.


  28. Posted by swarna on August 11, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    Thank you for posting this song. The kannada lyrics are really helpful.


  29. Posted by Aravind on August 17, 2011 at 2:58 am

    @ Suma,

    Rayaru’s birth purpose was to propogate Tatvavada(Dvaita philosophy by Shri Madhwacharya) and guide people in the correct way. He did the same in his poorva janma(Shri Vyasarayaru) also. The lines mentioned in the song are 100% true and no one can deny that. Nowadays these lines are not included while singing because it may hurt advaitans and others who provide funds to the Mutts. Keeping all these apart, if we pray rayaru with pure devotion, he will definitely bless us.


  30. Posted by Akshata on August 17, 2011 at 7:07 am

    Thank you so much for such a wonderful site !!!! please can u let me know if the song tugire is composed by purandara dasaru ?

    Thank u – Akshata


  31. Posted by Akshata on August 19, 2011 at 4:34 am

    thank u for the information 🙂 and if possible may i know the raaga of the song


  32. Posted by pranav on September 21, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    Thank you for posting this song . But a small correction.
    This song was composed by Shree Guru Jagannatha dasa and
    not by Shri Jagannatha dasa.


  33. Posted by sanjay on October 11, 2011 at 2:34 am

    Hello friends,
    I just want one confirmation from any one.
    The song Ee Pariya Mahime on Sri Raghavendra Swamy was composed by
    Sri Vysaraya. is this info. right.


  34. Posted by sowmya on December 16, 2011 at 5:08 am

    Thanks u so much for posting d song…. i was searching this song lyrics


  35. Posted by chandrakala on June 7, 2012 at 3:09 am

    Thank You Sooooooooooo Much for the song with lyrics. I was searching for this song from long time, I got the song on Rayaravara, i am so happy, i couldnt stop listening,
    thank u once again,
    Poojaya Raghavendraya Sathya Dharma Rathyacha,Bhajatham Kalpavrukshaaya Namathaam Kamadhenave


  36. Posted by Sindhu Manoj on June 12, 2012 at 1:24 am

    Dear Meeraji,
    If I wish to post a question or add lyrics for a song how do I do it?
    Right now I am posting my question under one of the posts already created.

    Meeraji, could you please suggest me some slokas/ stotras for a happy married life.
    I had asked you this earlier too, probably you were busy then.

    Awaiting your reply……


    • Posted by meeraghu on June 12, 2012 at 7:49 am

      I will send you an email and you can send me lyrics to that email. Questions can be posted anywhere. As far as slokas/stotras for a happy married life, there is none. It is our responsibility to make a marriage happy and successful.


  37. Posted by swathi vadiraj achar on July 3, 2012 at 9:55 am

    hi.. i’m from tamilnadu.. newly married, nw in karnataka.. i dont knw to read kannada.. so please will u help me whr can i find the lyris of songs in tamil?? everyone asking me to sing the dasaru songs.. bt the books in my home were in kannada.. so please help me in tamil………
    swathi vadiraj..


  38. Posted by Rashmi and Pralhad on July 15, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    rajadi raja gurusarvabhavma govinda govinda…


  39. Posted by Rashmi on September 14, 2012 at 3:26 am

    Hi, I want the lyrics for Tugire Rayayr in Devanagari script. Can U please do that?


  40. Posted by Ganesh Madhava on September 21, 2012 at 6:59 pm



  41. Posted by sanjay shet on October 28, 2012 at 11:53 am

    thank u sooooooooooo much,,,,,,,,


  42. Posted by Raghavendra on February 8, 2013 at 5:47 am

    Shlokas to recite daily
    1)ಗಣನಾಂ ತ್ವಾಂ ಗಣಪತಿ ಗಂ ಹವಾಮಯೇ
    2)ಗಜಾನನಂ ಭೂತ ಗಣಾದಿ ಸೇವಿತಂ
    3)ಅಗಜಾನನ ಪದ್ಮಾರ್ಕಂ ಗಜಾನನ ಮಹಾರ್ನಿಶಂ
    4)ವಕ್ರತುಂಡ ಮಹಾಕಾಯ ಕೋಟಿಸೂರ್ಯ ಸಮಪ್ರಭ
    5)ಪ್ರಣಮ್ಯ ಶಿರಸಾ ದೇವಂ ಗೌರಿ ಪುತ್ರಂ ವಿನಾಯಕಂ


    1 )ಗುರು ಬ್ರಮ್ಹ ಗುರು ವಿಷ್ಣು ಗುರು ದೇವೋ ಮಹೇಶ್ವರ
    2 )ದೇವಾನಂಚ ಋಷಿಣಾಂಚ ಗುರು ಕಾಂಚನ ಸಂನಿಭಂ
    3 )ಪೂಜ್ಯಾಯ ರಾಘವೇಂದ್ರಾಯ ಸತ್ಯಧರ್ಮ ವ್ರತಯಚ
    4 )ದತ್ತಾತ್ರೇಯ, ದಕ್ಷಿಣಾಮೂರ್ತಿ ಮತ್ತು ಸಾಯಿಬಾಬ


    1 )ಶಾಂತಾಕಾರಂ ಭುಜಗಶಯನಂ ಪದ್ಮನಾಭಂ ಸುರೇಶಂ
    2 )ಮಂಗಳಂ ಭಾಗವನ್ ವಿಷ್ಣು ಮಂಗಳಂ ಮಧುಸೂಧನ
    3 )ನಮಃ ಪಂಕಜನಭಾಯ ನಮಃ ಪಂಚಂಗ್ರಹೇ


    1 )ರಾಮಾಯ ರಾಮಭದ್ರಾಯ ರಾಮಚಂದ್ರಾಯ ವೇದಸೆ
    2 )ಹರೇ ರಾಮ ಹರೇ ರಾಮ ರಾಮ ರಾಮ ಹರೇ ಹರೇ
    3 )ಶ್ರೀ ರಾಮ ಜಯ ರಾಮ ಜಯ ಜಯ ರಾಮ


    1 )ಕೃಷ್ಣಾಯ ವಾಸುದೇವಾಯ ಹರಯೇ ಪರಮಾತ್ಮನೇ
    2 )ಕೃಷ್ಣಾಯ ಯದವೆಂದ್ರಾಯ ಜ್ಞಾನ ಮುದ್ರಾಯ ಯೋಗಿನೇ
    3 )ವಾಸುದೇವ ಸುತಂ ದೇವಂ ಕಂಸ ಚಾನೂರ ಮರ್ಧನಂ
    4 )ಕರಾರವಿಂದೇನ ಪದಾರವಿಂದಂ ಮುಖಾರವಿಂದೆ ವಿನಿವೆಶಯಂತಂ

    1 )ತ್ರಯಂಬಕಂ ಯಜಾಮಹೇ ಸುಗಂಧಿಂ ಪುಸ್ಥಿವರ್ಧನಂ
    2 )ಮೃತ್ಯುಂಜಯಾಯ ರುದ್ರಾಯ ನಿಲಕಂಥಾಯ ಶಂಭವೇ


    1 )ಮನೋಜವಂ ಮಾರುತತುಲ್ಯವೇಗಂ ಜಿತೆಂದ್ರಿಯಂ ಬುದ್ಧಿಮತಾಂವರಿಸ್ಥಂ
    2 )ಬುದ್ದಿರ್ಬಲಂ ಯಶೋಧಿರ್ಯಂ ನಿರ್ಭಯತ್ವಂ ಆರೋಗತ
    3 )ಅಂಜನಾನಂದನಂ ವೀರಂ ಜಾನಕೀ ಶೋಕ ನಾಶನಂ


    1 )ಕಲ್ಯಾಣಾತ್ ಭುಜಗಾತ್ರಯ ಕಾಮಿತಾರ್ಥ ಪ್ರದಾಯಿನೇ
    2 )ಶ್ರೀಯಃ ಕಂತಾಯ ಕಲ್ಯಾಣನಿಧಯೆ ನಿಧಯೇರ್ತಿನಾಂ


    1 )ಉದಯೇ ಬ್ರಮ್ಹ ಸ್ವರೂಪೋಯಂ ಮಧ್ಯಾನೇತು ಮಹೇಶ್ವರಃ
    2 )ಜಪಾ ಕುಸುಮ ಸಂಕಾಶಂ ಕಶ್ಯಪೇಯಂ ಮಹಾಧ್ಯುಥಿಂ
    3 )ಧ್ಯೇಯ ಸದಾ ಸವಿತೃಮಂಡಲ ಮಧ್ಯವರ್ತಿ ನಾರಾಯಣ ಸರಸಿಜಾಸನ


    1 )ಷಡಾನನಂ ಚಂದನ ಲೆಪಿತಾಂಗಂ ಮಹೋರಸಂ ದಿವ್ಯ ಮಯೂರ ವಾಹನಂ
    2 )ಅನಂತಂ ವಾಸುಕೀಂ ಶೇಷಂ ಪದ್ಮನಭಂಚ ಕಂಬಲಂ

    ನವಗ್ರಹ ಮತ್ತು ಶನಿ

    1 )ನಮಃ ಸೂರ್ಯಾಯ ಚಂದ್ರಾಯ ಮಂಗಳಾಯ ಭುದಾಯಚ
    2 )ನೀಲಾಂಜನ ಸಮಾಭಾಸಂ ರವಿಪುತ್ರಂ ಯಮಾಗ್ರಜಂ


    1 )ಸರ್ವ ಮಂಗಲ ಮಾಂಗಲ್ಯೇ ಶಿವೇ ಸರ್ವಾರ್ಥ ಸಾಧಿಕೆ
    2 )ಸಿದ್ದ ಲಕ್ಷ್ಮೀರ್ ಮೋಕ್ಷ ಲಕ್ಷ್ಮೀರ್ ಜಯ ಲಕ್ಸ್ಮೀಚ ಸರ್ವದಾ
    3 )ನಮಸ್ತೆ ಶಾರದಾದೇವಿ ಕಾಶ್ಮೀರ ಪುರವಾಸಿನಿ
    4 )ಯಾ ಕುಂದೇಂದು ತುಷಾರ ಹಾರ ಧವಲ
    5 )ಸರಸ್ವತಿ ನಮಸ್ತುಬ್ಯಂ ವರದೇ ಕಮರೂಪಿನಿ
    6 )ಅಹಲ್ಯಾ ದ್ರೌಪದಿ ತಾರಾ ಸೀತಾ ಮಂಡೋದರಿ
    7 )ಯನ್ಮೂಲೇ ಸರ್ವ ತೀರ್ಥಾನಿ ಯನ್ಮಧ್ಯೆ ಸರ್ವದೆವತಾ
    8 )ಪ್ರಸೀದ ತುಳಸೀ ದೇವಿ ಪ್ರಸೀದ ಹರಿವಲ್ಲಭೆ
    9 )ಸುರಭೀರ್ ವೈಷ್ಣವೀ ದೇವಿ ಸುರಲೋಕೆ ಮಹೀಯಸೆ


    1 )ಯಾನಿ ಕಾನಿಚ ಪಾಪಾನಿ ಜನ್ಮಾಂತರ ಕ್ರುತಾನಿಚ
    2 )ಕರ್ಕೊಟಕಾಸ್ಯ ನಾಗಸ್ಯ ದಮಯತ್ಯಾ ನಲಸ್ಯಚ
    3 )ಅಕಾಲ ಮೃತ್ಯು ಹರಣಂ ಸರ್ವವ್ಯಾಧಿ ನಿವಾರಣಂ
    4 )ಶರೀರೆ ಜರ್ಜರೆ ಭೂತೆ ವ್ಯಾಧಿಗ್ರಸ್ಥೆ ಕಲೇಭರೇ
    5 )ಅಪರಾಧ ಸಹಸ್ರಾಣಿ ಕ್ರಿಯಂತೆ ಅಹರ್ನಿಶಂ
    6 )ಪಾಪೋಹಂ ಪಾಪಕರ್ಮಾಹಂ ಪಾಪಾತ್ಮ ಪಾಪ ಸಂಭವಃ
    7 )ಕುಂಕುಮಾಂಕಿತ ವರ್ಣಾಯ ಕುಂದೇಂದು ಧವಲಾಯಚ
    8 )ಅಶ್ವಥಾಮೋ ಬಲಿರ್ವ್ಯಾಸೋ ಹನುಮಾಂಚ ವಿಭೀಷಣಃ
    9 )ಮಾತೃ ದೇವೊ ಭವಃ ಪಿತೃ ದೇವೋ ಭವಃ


  43. namaste meera,

    At first, kudos to your blog. I am occasional visiter and find solace in reading about my Rayaru.
    PS: If you could send me the jpeg source in kannada to my mail, i would like to correct some entries as there are some mistakes; please dont take this otherwise as i am only trying to help.



  44. Posted by aish on December 15, 2013 at 2:28 am

    this song is awesome…..


  45. Hello Meera ji,
    I am a devotee of Rayar and a north indian. could you please give me the meanings of these lyrics.
    Kanan Saksena


  46. Posted by Keerti Joshi on August 22, 2015 at 10:22 am

    This blog has been so helpful. Thank you so so much. Much appreciate the efforts.


  47. Posted by vadiraj jahagirdar on March 1, 2016 at 3:30 am

    Thanks for Sharing!!


  48. Posted by Guru Raghavendran on June 3, 2016 at 1:28 pm

    Thoogire Rayara Lyrics casn some body send the sanskrit version .PDF version to


  49. Posted by Guru Raghavendran on July 15, 2016 at 1:09 pm

    Thoogire Rayara Lyrics can some body send the sanskrit version .PDF version to I love this song


  50. Posted by Meera on August 27, 2016 at 4:09 am

    Hi Meera mam, i really love this song and lyrics thank you soo much.

    Regards MEERA.


  51. Madam can you kindly post the meaning of the lyrics.


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