Pahi Pahi Raghavendra Guru Lyrics

Shri Raghavendra Swamy Picture at my house.

Shri Raghavendra Swamy Picture at my house.

I have not seen the lyrics for this song in any of the books I have. I was given a book by my maternal grandfather when I was 13 years old which has all the wonderful songs about Shri Raghavendra Swamy. Even when I was 13, I was singing all the songs on rayaru, and my grandfather who used to read all the lyrics from this book decided to give it to me. My grandfather was a great devotee of Rayaru. I am sure he will be happy to know that I have shared this song with you all. He died of bone cancer when I was just 15 years old.

As you will see in the pdf, it is very very old and has travelled with me to many countries. Not sure how to preserve the same either. The song has been posted on youtube also, you can listen to the same to learn the tune as well.

So, here is the link below for the pdf and also the video on youtube.

Pahi Pahi Raghavendra Guru – Shri Raghavendra Guru Bhajane

P.S: The lyrics for English can be found here:

Pahi Pahi Raghavendra Guru Lyrics in

31 responses to this post.

  1. ಶ್ರೀಮತಿ ಮೀರಾ ಅಮ್ಮ ಅವರೆ. ಒಬ್ಬ ದೊಡ್ಡ ವಿಶ್ವವಿದ್ಯಾನಿಲಯ ಮಾಡುವ ಕೆಲಸವನ್ನು ನೀವೊಬ್ಬರೇ ಮಾಡಿದ್ದೀರ. ಇದು ಹೀಗಿದೆ ಎಂದು ಹೇಳುವ ಯೋಗ್ಯತೆ ಕೂಡ ನನಗಿಲ್ಲ. ಅಗಮ್ಯ ಮಹಿಮಾ ಲೋಕೇ ರಾಘವೇಂದ್ರೋ ಮಹಾಶಯಃ

    (ಶೇಷಾದ್ರಿ ಪಾರಾ ರಾವ್ 9242949261) (May/25/2020)


  2. Posted by Veena Madhusudhan on April 18, 2020 at 3:14 am

    Please can i have the lyrics of pahi pahi raghavendra guru in sanskrit. I’ll be highly obliged. Thank you.


  3. Posted by Anitha on August 30, 2016 at 12:00 am

    Many many Thanks …..friend.Its very nice to know abt this Song.


  4. Posted by venkatesh on March 7, 2016 at 9:52 pm

    Lovely song on Rayaru


  5. Posted by Geetha shanker on January 5, 2016 at 5:05 am

    Thanks a lot for sharing this pokisham


  6. Posted by Dr Gayatri Shenoy on September 20, 2015 at 5:19 am

    Namaskaru Meera

    I had requested the lyrics of Pahi pahi raghavendraguru in English from you in Nov 2009, I dont want its translation in English, I just want the lyrics written in English like ‘pahi pahi raghavendra guru trahi trahi guna’… etc. as i cannot read Kannada. Plz do me this favor.

    Thanks and in anticipation
    Dr Gayatri Shenoy


  7. Posted by Padma Guruprasad on June 17, 2013 at 11:16 am

    Namaskara. I have tried to tanslate ‘Pahi Pahi Raghavendra’ in English and would like to send you a copy to review and then post it. could you please let me know if there is any option to email or upload the document? Thank you – Padma G


  8. Posted by kishore on February 23, 2013 at 11:52 am

    any one have the CD Haridasa Nada share


  9. Posted by lakshmanan on February 8, 2013 at 10:28 am

    I am 73 years old and I have never seen /heared such a commandable seva of his highness jagatguru sree sree RAYARU by u.The bakthas of Sree Gurugalu of this world in general. and the madhva community in particular shall ever remain greatfull to u.Though I am an ordinary. devotee of sri Hari,sri vayu devaru,and sri madhva mata ,saints ,I pray them all to give u more and more strength and time to continue this kind of seva for long long years to come.


    • Posted by meeraghu on February 8, 2013 at 6:02 pm

      Thanks, Sir. It means a lot for me to read messages from people my father’s age. Appreciate your comment and thanks so much.


  10. hi madam,
    i am writing from mathikere, bangalore.
    i was searching for the pahi pahi layrics everywhere.
    now i amvery happy to find it here.
    mam, can you please send the lyrics to me?
    its ok if it is in english or kannada.
    i will be very greatful to you.thank you.


  11. Posted by gayathri on December 29, 2010 at 12:57 am

    Dear Meera
    I would very much love to have a copy of ‘Pahi Pahi Sri Ragavendra Guru’ in English. I see the earlier posts were sometime in 2008-9. Hence i guess the English Translation would have been made already. If so pl send it to my email.
    thanks and all the wishes for your great effort
    Gayathri Ramachandran, New Delhi


    • Posted by meeraghu on December 29, 2010 at 7:27 am

      Yes, I scanned the pages from the book I had and posted it. It has not been translated to English. I haven’t had anytime at all. I will try to do so.


  12. Posted by Yogesh on December 27, 2010 at 11:32 am


    It will really be great if someone translates this song to English. I like this song but would be able to relate better to the words if I understood all of it instead only parts of it :).

    Is there any such translation available online ?.




  13. Posted by Dr Gayatri Shenoy on November 23, 2009 at 12:02 am

    Dear Meera,

    It was a pleasure listening to ‘pahi pahi’ . I used to sing this with my maternal grandmother when I was 7yrs old nearly 47 yrs back. Somewhere down the years I lost the lyrics and the song. But it was never out of my mind. Listening to it today brought tears to my eyes. Can you please email the lyrics to me in written in English like “pahi pahi raghavendra guru” and so on. I cannot read Kannada but can understand the same. So finding the lyrics in Kannada was a bit disappointing to me.All the same

    God Bless You,
    Gayatri Shenoy.


    • Posted by meeraghu on November 23, 2009 at 6:52 am

      I don’t think I have the lyrics in English. I just scanned the book I had, and uploaded here. I will definitely translate into English when I have some free time. It has become too hectic on my side the past month after my return from India trip.


  14. Posted by shubha on September 11, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    Hi Meera,

    can u please send me the lyrics of “Pahi Pahi Raghavendra Guru” as I am unable to open the file from the website.

    Many Thanks


  15. Posted by Pramod Vittal Rao on July 29, 2009 at 8:23 am

    Dear Meera ,

    have a look at this song and add it in your website if its found beautiful to you

    Harivarasanam the most famous song dedicated to Lord Ayyappa is recited just prior to closing of the Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple doors at night. Here is the Harivarasanam lyrics (text) in Malayalam and English.

    Harivarasanam Viswamohanam
    Haridadhiswaram Aaradhyapadhukam
    Arivimardhanam Nithyanarthanam
    Hariharatmajam Devamashreye

    Saranam Ayyappa Swamy Saranam Ayyappa
    Saranam Ayyappa Swamy Saranam Ayyappa

    Saranakirtanam Bakhtamanasam
    Bharanalolupam Narthanalasam
    Arunabhasuram Bhoothanayakam
    Hariharatmajam Devamashreye

    Saranam Ayyappa Swamy Saranam Ayyappa
    Saranam Ayyappa Swamy Saranam Ayyappa

    Pranayasathyakam Praananayakam
    Pranathakalpakam Suprabhanjitham
    Pranavamanidram Keerthanapriyam
    Hariharatmajam Devamashreye

    Saranam Ayyappa Swamy Saranam Ayyappa
    Saranam Ayyappa Swamy Saranam Ayyappa

    Thuragavahanam Sundarananam
    Varagadhayudham Vedavavarnitham
    Gurukrupakaram Keerthanapriyam
    Hariharatmajam Devamashreye

    Saranam Ayyappa Swamy Saranam Ayyappa
    Saranam Ayyappa Swamy Saranam Ayyappa

    Tribuvanarchitam Devathathmakam
    Trinayanam Prabhum Divyadeshikam
    Tridashapoojitham Chinthithapradam
    Hariharatmajam Devamashreye

    Saranam Ayyappa Swamy Saranam Ayyappa
    Saranam Ayyappa Swamy Saranam Ayyappa

    Bhavabhayapaham Bhavukavaham
    Bhuvanamohanam Bhoothibhooshanam
    Dhavalavahanam Divyavaranam
    Hariharatmajam Devamashreye

    Saranam Ayyappa Swamy Saranam Ayyappa
    Saranam Ayyappa Swamy Saranam Ayyappa

    Kalamrudusmitham Sundarananam
    Kalabhakomalam Gathramohanam
    Kalabhakesari Vajivahanam
    Hariharatmajam Devamashreye

    Saranam Ayyappa Swamy Saranam Ayyappa
    Saranam Ayyappa Swamy Saranam Ayyappa

    Srithajanapriyam Chinthithapradam
    Sruthivibhushanam Sadhujeevanam
    Sruthimanoharam Geethalalasam
    Hariharatmajam Devamashreye

    Saranam Ayyappa Swamy Saranam Ayyappa
    Saranam Ayyappa Swamy Saranam Ayyappa

    Meera: Thanks so much. I will post it as soon as I return home.


  16. Posted by lard labakdas on June 13, 2009 at 10:54 am

    the last page/ending of “pahi pahi” is missing I think…. it should go something like …
    mangala sadguna saandra guro, ghana karunanidhi kalpa taru guro jayamangala raghavendra guro…shubha mangala raghavendra guro..
    I still remember it !!!! I use to chant it every day when I was a kid, so happy to see it after all these years..


  17. Posted by meeraghu on March 23, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    Give me your email ID. I will email the PDF to you. You can than print it or open using adobe reader.


  18. Posted by Roopa Vittal on March 23, 2009 at 9:17 am


    I can’t able to read/download Raghavendra stotra (Pahi Pahi Ragavendra Guru).

    Roopa Vittal


  19. Hey thanks for this.. i uploaded raghavendra stotra on my site too..


  20. Posted by meeraghu on January 9, 2009 at 8:10 am

    Sorry, Vandana. I don’t know Telugu.


  21. Please send me the lyrics in Telugu.



  22. Posted by Vandana on January 9, 2009 at 1:53 am

    Please send me this lyrics in Telugu.


  23. Posted by meeraghu on December 31, 2008 at 8:37 am

    Dear Rukmini,
    I am hoping the Sanmana Karyakrama went very well in Mantralaya. If you have pictures of the same, please do share them with me. I will be blessed to post them here, and thousands of visitors to this blog will be blessed to see them as well.

    I talked to my parents and told them about your family. My mother said she would love to visit you all when she makes a trip to Mysore. She was very happy to know who had written the song which she has been singing all these years.

    My parents are also great devotees of Rayaru, I still remember my Mom doing Rayara Seva, and my sister and I sitting next to her and singing all the devotional songs.

    Please do send me more details, and any songs your father and grandfather have written. I will be post them here.

    I am hoping to see you all in 2009. Thanks again.


  24. Posted by Rukmini on December 25, 2008 at 3:11 am

    Dear Meera,
    Nivu answer madida letter odi bahala santhoshavayithu. Namma sneha ide reethi munduvariyali. Nimma pathra odida maru dina Manthralayadali namma thandeyavarige Sanmana karyakrama nishayavayithu, Nanu Thande thyigalodane 28-12-2008randu Manthralayakke hoguthidene. Nimma Uthara thalupida dinave nanna Ajja(grnad father) theeri 41 varushagalu sanda dina. a dinadalli kaluhisada utharadinda namage ashcharyavayithu matthu santhoshavayithu. idaralli nanna e-mail id yannu kalluhisi kottiruthene. Namma thandeyavaru 1 laksha puttagallali barediruva barahavannu nodi nivu santhosha paduthiri endu nambiruthene. Inthi shubhashyagalodane Hande Rukmini.


  25. Posted by Rukmini Hande on December 20, 2008 at 3:27 am

    Recieved your letter and thank you very much for the same. First of all let me introduce my self. presently i am working in Karnataka Bank, Karkala Branch my name name is Rukmini Hande, D/o Hande Guru Vedavyasa Dasaru, Grand daughter of Hande Sripada Dasaru. Who wrote this lyrics Pahi Pahi Raghavendra Guru.
    Sorry to inform you that my grand father is no more. If you are interesting you can contact my father who is in mysore now or myself ( My father age 83 years. My father is also wrote so many songs Sri Guru Rayaru and Published so many books.He is a Hari Keerthanakar also. He wrote One lack pages of Ramayana, Bhagavatha other Bhaktha’s life History.
    My Contact Mobile Number : 9740948435 or 9740689501 Thanking You.

    Yours faithfully
    Rukmini Hande


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