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Shri Raghavendra Ashtotra (108) Shathanamavali – Jaya Jaya Veeve Raghavendra Lyrics

Shri Raghavendra Ashtotra( 108 ) Shathanamavali

Jaya Jaya Veeve Raghavendra
Bhava Bhaya Nashaka Raghavendra
Thunga Theeradi Raghavendra
Mangala Mahimane Raghavendra
Anga Rahitarige Raghavendra
Thimannana Sutha Raghavendra
Kangalliladavarige Raghavendra
Bhoma Maruthi Priya Raghavendra
Venkata Namaka Raghavendra
Sankata Haraka Raghavendra ||10||

Veena Panditha Raghavendra
Gaana Visharada Raghavendra
Saraswathi Pathi Raghavendra
Saraswathi Vidhya Raghavendra
Kumbha Kona Vasa Raghavendra
Sudheedra Shisya Raghavendra
Pareemala Panditha Raghavendra
Bhasyakara Guru Raghavendra
Shishyara Vidye Raghavendra
Ayasadim Bare Raghavendra||20||

Gandhava Theeyene Raghavendra
Agni Sukthadim Raghavendra
Vipraru Leepise Raghavendra
Kshipradi Mayuuri Raghavendra
Sharanu Hogalu Raghavendra
Varuna Sukthadim Raghavendra
Chandana Vayithu Raghavendra
Suthanige Munjiyu Raghavendra
Sanyasi Agalu Raghavendra
Sharadagenyu Raghavendra||30||

Ashrama Dharisida Raghavendra
Pishagi Yage Sati Raghavendra
Mokshava Gaysida Raghavendra
Chathu Shasti Kaleyinda Raghavendra
Athula Prakashanu Raghavendra
Modalina Gurugalu Raghavendra
Yadavendraru Raghavendra
Adhikara Nammadu Raghavendra
Adhika Thondare Kode Raghavendra
Hariya Smarisalu Raghavendra ||40||

Parihara Vayithu Raghavendra
Bada Venkannage Raghavendra
Vadeyana Dayeyinda Raghavendra
Divana Giri Bare Raghavendra
Divana Doregale Raghavendra
Musalmanana Dore Raghavendra
Thateli Bhojana Raghavendra
Batteyu Muchire Raghavendra
Thirthava Prokshishe Raghavendra
Thateli Phala Pushpa Raghavendra ||50||

Vandisidanu Dore Raghavendra
Manyagalanu Kode Raghavendra
Doreya Nenapige Raghavendra
Gopura Virisida Raghavendra
Venkannage Pele Raghavendra
Madhavaradi Raghavendra
Kere Yeriya Mele Raghavendra
Kariya Shileyolu Raghavendra
Brindavana Maade Raghavendra
Ulida Shileyolu Raghavendra ||60||

Maruthiyanu Maadi Raghavendra
Keeruthi Padedaru Raghavendra
Uthama Dinodolu Raghavendra
Shishyarigelutha Raghavendra
Dakshina Dwaradi Raghavendra
Aa Kshana Hokaru Raghavendra
Ondu Dina Shrigalu Raghavendra
Maduvege Shisya Kele Raghavendra
Mruthike Kodalagi Raghavendra ||70||

Dwijhage Jhaguliyolage Raghavendra
Bhrama Phishachiyu Raghavendra
Mruthike Bharadinda Raghavendra
Suttu Bhudiyage Raghavendra
Shishayana Maduveyu Raghavendra
Ratna Hara Bharadinda Raghavendra
Agni Yolittaru Raghavendra
Hara Bekenalu Raghavendra
Kundadi Thegedaru Raghavendra
Nirinavanu Kele Raghavendra ||80||

Moksha Bekenalu Raghavendra
Mukthiya Nitharu Raghavendra
Desayi Ondu Dina Raghavendra
Gurugala Karesalu Raghavendra
Mavina Rasadolu Raghavendra
Aaduva Mogu beele Raghavendra
Magu Mruthi Hondalu Raghavendra
Aandu Vyathisidaru Raghavendra
Ramana Dayeyinda Raghavendra
Jeevana Vitharu Raghavendra ||90||

Parijana Harushadi Raghavendra
Tharalana Karedaru Raghavendra
Gurugaly Karunisi Raghavendra
Pranava Nitharu Raghavendra
Vanake Chigurisi Raghavendra
Viprarige Siribanthu Raghavendra
Shishaya Maganobba Raghavendra
Bisilali Baalalau Raghavendra
Shatali Neralanu Raghavendra
Icha Bhojana Raghavendra ||100||

Jathaka Bareyalu Raghavendra
Ondu Nooru Manujange Raghavendra
Muru Nooru Granthake Raghavendra
Brindavana Kelunooru Raghavendra
Pari Pari Rogahara Raghavendra
Jaya Jaya Mangala Raghavendra
Jaya Jaya Vitthaladasa Raghavendra
Nithya Nadadolu Raghavendra ||108||

You can listen to Jaya Jaya Veeve Raghavendra song sung by Sri Vidyabhushana Swamiji here:

Venkatachala Nilayam Vaikuntha Pura Vasam Lyrics

This is one of the famous songs sung by many ladies on Shri Lord Venkateshwara, and written by Shri Purandara Dasaru. The song is written in Sanskrit.

Venkatachala Nilayam Vaikunta Pura Vasam
Pankaja Netram Parama Pavitram
Shanka Chakra Dhara Cinmaya Rupam
Venkatacala Nilayam Vaikunta Pura Vasam ||

Ambujodbhava Vinutam Aganita Guna Namam
Tumbur Narada Gana Vilolam Ambudishayanam Aatmabhiramam
Venkatacala Nilayam Vaikunta Pura Vasam || 1 ||

Pahi Pandava Paksham Kaurava Madaharanam
Bahu Parakrama Purnam
Ahalya Shapa Bhaya Nivaranam
Venkatacala Nilayam Vaikunta Pura Vasam || 2 ||

Sakala Veda Vicharam SarvaJeevana Karam
Makara Kundala Dhara Madana Gopalam
Bhakta Posaka ShrI Purandara Vithalam
Venkatacala Nilayam Vaikunta Pura Vasam || 3 ||

You can listen to the song here:


The lyrics in Kannada is as follows:

Listen to the song at youtube here:

Sri Raghavendra Stotra – An English Translation

This is the translation I received from Sri Gururajan C.K. who had left a comment and provided a link for the meaning of the great Sri Raghavedra Stotra written by Shri. Appanachraya which is sung every single day by millions of Sri Raghavedra Swamy devotees. I take no credit for the translation and all credits go to the authors who translated this. I am just providing this translation for more people to know about this great stotra which has cured millions and millions of people. I have also made changes to the formatting to fix the problems while converting from pdf to HTML. May Shri Guru Raghavendra Bless Everyone.

Sri Raghavendra Stotram . An English Translation (By P.N. Ramachandran)

In these two slokas, the utterances of Sri Raghavendra Swamy are compared to the Holy River Ganga that is washing the feet of Sri Maha Vishnu. The author, by his extraordinary descriptive skill, has rendered devotional praise in favour of Sri Narayana, Sri Madhwacharya, Sri Saraswati, Sri Rudra, Ganga and Sri Raghavendra Swamy. (1 and 2)

All their desires will be fulfilled for those who devote themselves unto the lotus-like feet of Sri Raghavendra Swamy. His merciful grace will destroy mountainous sins. May Sri Raghavendra Swamy of such fame protect us always! (3)

He who has attained all wealth by devotion unto the lotus-like feet of Sri Narayana; who is himself divine; and who is akin to the wish-fulfilling divine tree : Kalpavriksha. May Sri Raghavendra Swamy of such immense fame, always grant fulfillment of all our desires. (4)

He posses a personality that begets auspicious effects always. He is like fire for the bundles of cotton, namely miseries of the world. He has welfare and courage in full measure. He excels in removing all the planetary effects. He is as a bridge to cross the world that is like an ocean full of misery. (5)

He is of blameless nature; He is capable of completely silencing the opposition in debates; His special attainments can only be understood by the learned; He has conquered all by the felicity of his debating skills. (6)

Let Sri Raghavendra Swamy of such repute destroy all bodily defects and diseases and grant us desired progeny, wealth, intense devotion to God, special knowledge and immense energy of speech and body. (7)

This sloka describes the blessings from the ablution water owing from the feet (padodaka) of Sri Raghavendra Swamy . 8

Here the blessings from the dust of Sri Raghavendra Swamy.s feet (mritika) are described. (9)

Sri Raghavendra Swamy has progressed the Madhwa philosophy. He grants or improves divine knowledge, intense devotion to God, desired progeny, long life, fame, wealth and blessings from good deeds. May Sri Guru Raghavendra, the foremost among sanyasis, remove our fear of samsara (the world or the constantly repeating cycle of birth and death)! (10 and 11)

PROWESS IN ALL LEARNED ARTS: His sole aim in debates is to silence the opposition and to eradicate all their doubts without any trace. This Guru is adept not only in his own Madhwa doctrines but in all others as well. In such prowess in all learned arts, there is none other who excels Sri Raghavendra Swamy. (12)

LIBERALITY IN GRANTING WISHES: He has personally experienced the omnipresence of God, the consort of Sri Lakshmi. He has conquered sensuality and other undesirable qualities. He fulfils the wishes of his devotees quickly and in full. In these attributes, there is none other who excels Sri Raghavendra Swamy. (13)

CAPABILITY IN BLESSINGS OR PUNISHMENT: Mercy, cleverness, detachment arising out of our faith in God, excellent debating skills, capability in granting desires or in punishing offenses . in these abilities, there is none other who excels Sri Raghavendra Swamy. (14)

Disabilities such as stage fright etc. and bodily diseases will be completely destroyed by the grace of Sri Guru Raghavendra. (15)

THE MANTRA: By always meditating upon with devotion or by always reciting with devotion the eight letters (when written in the Sanskrit script), Om Sri Raghavendraya Namaha, (our obeisance to Sri Guru Raghavendra), one.s desired results will always happen; (In this matter), there is no doubt at all. (16)

Sri Guru Raghavendra has awareness of self (soul). May He destroy our own sins or those caused by our relations or the physical defects in our bodies! And may He also grant us the four human ideals, consisting of dharma (conduct), artha (wealth), kama (sensual pleasures) and moksha (liberation) (17)
He, who prays thrice (morning, midday and evening) daily in this manner, will attain the fulfillment of all his desires in this world and in the world to come (after death), and will be happy. In this matter, there is no doubt at all. 18

May the great and highly reputed Sri Raghavendra Guru, who contributed much to the growth of the Madhwa philosophy, always protect us! (19)

O! Revered Guru! I shall go round, up to my strength, your Vrindavanam (the symbolic structure where mritika is kept in a place of worship) for the benefits equal to all pilgrimages: I shall bear on my head the water from the ablution of the Vrindavanam for benefits equal to bath in all the holy springs. (20)
O! Revered Guru! I shall make obeisance to you to obtain the fulfillment of all desires. I shall repeat many times with devotion your holy name to attain fully the knowledge of the meaning of all Vedas and Sastraas. (21)

O! Revered Guru! Kindly rescue me from samsara which is like the ocean that is difficult to cross. There is in this sloka elaborate comparison between the ocean and samsara. (22)

For one who recites with intense devotion Sri Raghavendra Stotram, diseases such as leprosy, gets cured quickly. (23)

The phrase .with intense devotion. is implied in each of the seven slokas that follow. Further result of reciting with intense devotion Sri Raghavendra Stotram: A person, if blind, will regain eyesight; if deaf, will regain hearing; and if dumb, will regain speech. He will live up to the full human age of 100 and will gain immense wealth. (24)

If a person imbibes the water that has been sanctified with Sri Raghavendra Stotram, he will get instant relief from all diseases of the stomach. (25)

Anyone who is lame or otherwise unable to walk should go round the Vrindavanam reciting Sri Raghavendra Stotram and make obeisance with intense devotion; He will thereby attain the full use of his legs by the grace of Sri Raghavendra Swamy. (26)

Anyone who recites this holy Sri Raghavendra Stotram 108 times with intense devotion, on the occasion of solar/lunar eclipse or the combination of Sunday with the star Pushya, will be relieved of all evil influence, e.g., haunting etc. (27)

Recital of Sri Raghavendra Stotram with intense devotion and lighting lamps near the Vrindavanam will lead to spiritual (divine) knowledge and the person doing these acts will have suitable progeny. This is certain. 28

Success in debates, spiritual (divine) knowledge, intense devotion, and achievement of desires in full . all these will result by the above acts. (29)

Due to the good influence of Sri Raghavendra Stotram, adverse acts of the royalty, bandits, wild life, snakes, crocodiles etc. will lose effect. In this matter there is no doubt at all. (30)

Anyone who with intense devotion, meditating upon the two feet of Sri Guru Raghavendra recites this divine Stotram, for him, even a little unahappiness will not at all happen. Moreover, by the grace of Sri Hari (who is the consort of Sri Lakshmi), fulfillment of one.s desires, universal fame, and boundless wealth, will undoubtedly generate. For this assurance, .Sri Hayagriva (one of the manifestations of Sri Hari) Himself is the witness.. (31)

By the grace of Sri Guru Raghavendra, thus runs this divine stotram rendered by Sri Appannaacharya who is gifted with spiritual knowledge, devotion and detachment. (32)

I bow to Sri Raghavendra Swamy of the following reputation: Revered; he guides us in the straight path of truth and good conduct; He fulfils the prayers of devotees completely just like the divine tree (kalpavrisksha) and the holy cow (kamadenu). (I)

If one reminiscences on Sri Raghavendra Guru.s figure from his feet to his head, then all obstructions will be removed and desires fulfilled. (II)

He is like the sun in removing the darkness of propagation of untruth; He is like the moon in causing the showering up of the devotees of Sri Vishnu; He is merciful to the greatest extent. I bow to Sri Guru Raghavendra. (III)

Raagi-Rava Dosa

We all have eaten crunchy, paper like rava dosa. I wanted to make something different, which was quick, easy and also healthy. Did you know that Raagi contains high protein. Raagi flour has advantages of slow digestibility and high calcium content as well.

So, I changed the recipe for rava dosa quite a bit. Tried this twice at home and each time it was a super hit. So, here comes the recipe for Raagi-Rava dosa.


  1. 1 cup Raagi flour – Raagi hittu
  2. 1 cup Rice flour
  3. 1/2 cup Rava –
  4. 1/2 cup Besan flour or Kadale hittu
  5. 1 tsp Jeera
  6. 2 finely chopped green chillies
  7. salt to taste
  8. 1 onion finely chopped


Mix all the above ingredients 1-7 with water except onion. Make sure there are no lumps at all in the dosa batter. The consistency should be as watery as Lassi or Neeru majjige. Heat a non-stick pan or tava. I didn’t use a non-stick pan; used a normal Iron tava. I saw this trick in youtube by VahRehVah chef. The chef there puts onion first on the Tava, and then sprinkles dosa batter on the Tava. It wasn’t easy for me to do that, so I did pour the dosa batter the normal way, but didn’t spread the batter on the tava.

So, first and foremost sprinkle onion on the tava As shown below. This is optional and you can leave it if your are making this on days during which you don’t eat onion.

Next, pour the batter as thin as possible on the pan, and add oil on top and sides of the dosa. Don’t spread the batter at all. See the image below:

Once the dosa is done on one side, turn over and let it cook on the other side as well. Serve with pickle, chatni or even better my daughter’s favorite Jam. Enjoy crunchy Ragi-Rava dosa.

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