Chandram Bhaja Manasa
rAga: asaverI / tAla: cAturashra maThya (10 beats)
candraM bhaja mAnasa sAdhuhRdayasadRsham
indrAdilokapAleDitataresham induM SoDashakalAdharam NishAkaram indirAsahodaraM sudhAkaramanisham
shaNkaramaulivibhUSaNaM shIakiraNaM caturbhujaM madanacchatraM kSapAkaraM venkaTesanayanaM virANmanojananaM vidhum kumudamitraM
vidhiguruguhavaktraM shashaHNkaM gISpatishApAnugrahapAtraM sharaccandrikAdhavaLaprakAshagAtraM kaHNkaNakeyUrahAramukuTadhidharaM
Translation of the Krithi
Mind, worship Chandra (pure and pleasing) who is like the hearts of all good men.
(Worship Him) Always, the Lord of the stars praised by the guardian deities of Indra and others, who moistens the Earth,
the one with sixteen digits, and rich in nectar.
(Worship Him) The ornament on Lord Shiva's crest, the cool-rayed, the four-armed, the parasol of Madana, the night-maker,
the eye of Lord Venkatesa, mentally created by Virat, the inflictor of suffering, the friend of the night-lotus, and the
face of Lord Subramanya who became the teacher of the creator. (Worship Him) Who bears the mark of the hare, who was first
cursed and later favored by Brhaspati, with his white body shining bright in autumn, the wearer of armlets, bracelets, necklace
and crown, enemy of the day-lotus and a courteous lover of Rohini.
Madurai Mani Iyer, Mysore Chowdia,Vellore Ramabhadran & Alangudi Ramachandran
Year of Recording : 1960
Lyrics and Translation Courtesy
: Todd M. McComb