Lyrics & Chords

This bhajan written by Sant Tulsidas was popularised by the lovely composition and rendition given by Pandit D.V.Paluskar. This has been sung and recorded by some other leading singers too including Lata Mangeshkar. This song is generally known to Rama Bhaktas. Here it is the Bal (child) Rama which is receiving attention and praise.

Here is my rendition/version.


ठुमक चलत रामचंद्र
ठुमक चलत रामचंद्र बाजत पैंजनियां …

किलकि किलकि उठत धाय गिरत भूमि लटपटाय .
धाय मात गोद लेत दशरथ की रनियां …

अंचल रज अंग झारि विविध भांति सो दुलारि .
तन मन धन वारि वारि कहत मृदु बचनियां …

विद्रुम से अरुण अधर बोलत मुख मधुर मधुर .
सुभग नासिका में चारु लटकत लटकनियां …

तुलसीदास अति आनंद देख के मुखारविंद .
रघुवर छबि के समान रघुवर छबि बनियां …

Thumak chalat raamachandra Child Rama walks beautifully
Thumak chalat raamachandra
Baajat painjaniyaan Anklets are making music

(1) Kilaki kilaki uthat dhaay (dhaay=?) He strugglingly get up
girat bhuumi latapataay Falls to the floor suddenly
Dhaay maat god let The queens of Dasaratha take him on their lap
dasharath kii raniyaan

Thumak chalat raamachandra
Thumak chalat raamachandra
Baajat painjaniyaan

(2) Anchal raj ang jhaari They all fondle Baby Rama in different ways
vividh bhaanti sau dulaari
Tan man dhan vaari vaari
kahat mridu vachaniyaan

Thumak chalat raamachandra
Thumak chalat raamachandra
Baajat painjaniyaan

(3) Vidr se arun adhar When he talks so sweet with red lips
bolat mukh madhur madhur
Subhag naasikaa men chaaru
latakat latakaniyaan the hanging nose ring shines

Thumak chalat raamachandra
Thumak chalat raamachandra
Baajat painjaniyaan

(4) Tulasiidaas ati anand
dekh ke mukhaaravind
Raghuvar chhabi ke samaan
raghuvar chhabi baniyaan

Thumak chalat raamachandra
Thumak chalat raamachandra
Baajat painjaniyaan




Rajani Nair said

hi one of my favourite songs!! good show…cheers


Kamini said

बहुत सुन्दर भजन है,और आपने गाया भी बहुत अच्छा है.


Rajesh Pandya ( kuchh naya har bar ) said

Gopalkrishnanji ! It’s based on Raag-Jaijaivanti which gives full bhaktiras. Attempted nicely. Just love it.
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Bghosh said

Respected Sir,
Pronam. I joined Muziboo recently. While listening to the excellent devotional songs posted here by highly gifted artists like you, I was fortunate to find this song which was posted long ago. It was really an excellent performance! You deserve more thanks for including in it the English transliteration, which of course helped to appreciate the song even more.
May Lord Ram bring to you and your family happiness, peace and prosperity
With Regards,
B. Ghosh


R.chaturvedi said

The English translation is not correctly done .Please ask someone who understands Awadhi and Brij dialects.


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