Today the whole country is engrossed in the name of Ram. The name of Lord Ram is resonating everywhere. The idol of Lord Ram has been consecrated in the sanctum sanctorum of Ram temple in Ayodhya. At the time of Pran Pratistha, the famous hymn sung to worship Lord Ram was resonating there. ‘Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram’ is a popular Ram bhajan among the people. People sing it in many ways. Some singers have also made rap on it. The most popular among all these is Ram Bhajan sung by the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi. Do you know that Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram has two different lyrics. First one which we have been hearing continuously, which the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi used to sing in his prayer meetings and one which is a little different from this which is the original version of this bhajan. Let us tell you about these hymns:-
Raghupati Raghava Raja Ram, Purifier of the fallen, Sita Ram.
Beautiful form, dark as rain clouds, Ganga, Tulsi, and Shaligram.
Lord of Bhadragiri, Sita Ram, Beloved of devotees, Sita Ram.
Janaki’s beloved, Sita Ram, Victory to Raghava, Sita Ram.
रघुपति राघव राजाराम पतित पावन सीताराम ॥
सुंदर विग्रह मेघश्याम गंगा तुलसी शालग्राम ॥
भद्रगिरीश्वर सीताराम भगत-जनप्रिय सीताराम ॥
जानकीरमणा सीताराम जयजय राघव सीताराम ॥
The bhajan is often sung with a simple melody and is a popular choice for meditation and prayer. It is believed to be especially beneficial for removing negativity and bringing peace and happiness.