SmarAmyaham SadA RAhum
rAga: rAmapriyA (ramAmanohari) / tAla: rUpaka
smarAmy aham sadA rAhuM sUryacandravIkSyaM vikRtadeham
surAsuraM rogaharaM sarpAdibhItiharaM shurpAsanasukhakaraM shUlAyaudhadharakaraM
karAlavadanaM kaThinaM kayAnArNakaruNArdrApaHNgaM caturbhujaM khaDgakheTAdidharaNan carmAdinIlavastraM gomedakAbharaNaM
I am constantly reminded of Rahu who seizes Surya and Chandra, and is deformed.
Who is both God and demon, who removes all ills, and dispels danger from poisonous creatures like serpents. Who does good
to those who worship him seated in his grain-sieve and bears the spear.
Who with a dreadful face, harsh, directing his compassionate side-glance when worshipped with the Kayana mantra, with four
hands and carrying the sword and shield. Who is attired in blue cloth and dress made of leather, who wears ornaments made
of Gomedaka gems, the friendly planet of Shani and Shukra, and who delights Guruguha.
Madurai Mani Iyer,M.S.Gopalakrishnan & Vellore Ramabhadran
Year of Recording : 1963Lyrics and Translation
Courtesy : Todd M. McComb