Shri Ramavatar Stuti English
Sri Ram incarnated, the friend of the poor and banefactor
of Kaushalya[his mother]. Seeing his indescribable beauty,
charming even to the minds of sages, filled Kaushalya with joy.
His body was cloud-like blue and the delight of all eyes. He held
a conch, discus, club, and lotus in his four hands. the enemy of demons,
adorned with jewels and a garland of white flowers, he was an ocean of
Kaushalya, folding her hands in prayer, said,"O Eternal God, how can I
sing your praise ? The Vedas and Puranas say that you are beyond knowledge,
illusion, and attributes[sat,raj,tam]."
"He who is sung by the Vedas and saints as an ocean of compassion and bliss
and the repository of virtues, the same Lord of Lakshmi, the lover of his
devotees, has revealed himself for my good."
"The Vedas proclaim that every pore of your body contains multitudes of
universes brought forth by maya. That such a Lord stayed in my womb - this
amusing story staggers the mind of even the wise."
When his glory was revealed to her, the Lord smiled; he would perform many
a sportive act. He reassured her by telling her the charming account of her
previous birth so that she might love him as her own child.
Mother Kaushalya's mind was changed. She said, "O Venerable One, give up this
superhuman form and indulge in childish sports which are so dear to a mother's
heart.The joy that comes from such sports is unequalled in every way."
Hearing these words the all-wise king of gods became an infant and began to cry.
Whosoever sings these verses attains the abode of Sri Hari and never falls into
the pit of mundane existence.
For the sake of Brahmins,cows,gods, and saints, the Lord, who transcends ignorance
and is beyond the reach of the senses, took birth as a man by his own will.