Katha CHOPAIS

This section gives the main Katha Chopai (verse from the Tulsidas Ramayana) for many of the Ram Kathas. We will be adding more to this section.

Par sukh dekhi jarani soi chhayi | Kusht dushtata mana kutilayi ||
Ahankaar ati dukhad damarua | Dambh kapat mada maan neharuai ||

Grudging contemplation of others’ happiness represents consumption; while wickedness and perversity of soul correspond to leprosy.
Egotism is a counterpart of the most painful gout; while hypocrisy, deceit, arrogance and pride correspond to the disease known as Dracontiasis (which is marked by the presence in the body of a parasite known as the guinea-worm).

Ek baar treta juga maahin | Sambhu gaye kumbhaj rishi paahin ||
Sang sati jaga janani bhavaani | Poojey rishi akhileswar jaani ||

Jaamvant said, “Susena, the physician lives in Lanka; someone should be sent to fetch him here.”
Assuming a minute(indescernible) form, Hanumanji went and immediately brought, house and all.

Ram katha key teyi adhikaari | Jinha kein satsangati ati pyaari ||
Gur pada preeti neeti rata jeyi | Dwij sevak adhikaari teyi ||

Whosoever dearly love being in the company of truth and holy people, are worthy of hearing Ram Katha.
Whosoever are devoted to the feet of their Guru and live with morals and values, they are the ones who are wothy of doing seva of realized souls (e.g. Sadguru)

Kala pai muni sunu soi raja | bhaeu nisachara sahit samaja ||
Dus sira tahi bees bhujadanda | Raavan naam bir baribanda ||
Listen, sage, in due time this king and all his household were born as demons.
He had ten heads and twenty arms; his name was Raavan, a formidable and valiant warrior

Kala pai muni sunu soi raja | bhaeu nisachara sahit samaja ||
Dus sira tahi bees bhujadanda | Raavan naam bir baribanda ||
Listen, sage, in due time this king and all his household were born as demons.
He had ten heads and twenty arms; his name was Raavan, a formidable and valiant warrior

Naath Baali aru main dwau bhaai | Preeti rahi kachhu barani na jaai ||
Baali param hit jaasu prasaada | Milehu ram tumha saman bishaada

My Lord, Baali and myself are two brothers, the affection that existed between us was beyond description.
Baali is my greatest friend, by whose grace I have met you, Bhagwaan Ram, the remover of sorrows.

Nandi-gaanv kari paran-kuteera | Keenha nivaasu dharam dhur dheera||
Jataa-joot sira munipat dhaari | Mahi khani kus saanthari sanvaari ||

Bharat, a staunch upholder of righteousness, erected a hut of leaves at Nandigram and took up his abode their.
With the hair tied together in a knot at the top of his head and clad in hermit’s robes, he dug the earth low and spread thereon a kusa grass.

Bal Kaand – Doha 49
Sankaru jagatbandhya jagadisā | sura nara muni sab nāvat sisā ||
संकरु जगतबंध्य जगदीसा । सुर नर मुनि सब नावत सीसा ॥
Shankara is a Lord of the Universe himself, and deserves universal adoration; gods, men and sages all bow their head to him.

Bal Kand – Doha 57
Sankara sahaj sarupu samhārā | lāgi samādhi akhanda apārā ||
संकर सहज सरुपु सम्हारा । लागि समाधि अखंड अपारा ॥
Sankara communed with his own self and passed into an unbroken and indefinitely long Samadhi(trance).

Bal Kaand – Doha 49
Sankaru jagatbandhya jagadisā | sura nara muni sab nāvat sisā ||
संकरु जगतबंध्य जगदीसा । सुर नर मुनि सब नावत सीसा ॥
Shankara is a Lord of the Universe himself, and deserves universal adoration; gods, men and sages all bow their head to him.

Bal Kand – Doha 57
Sankara sahaj sarupu samhārā | lāgi samādhi akhanda apārā ||
संकर सहज सरुपु सम्हारा । लागि समाधि अखंड अपारा ॥
Sankara communed with his own self and passed into an unbroken and indefinitely long Samadhi(trance).

Ayodhya Kaand – Doha 95 and Uttar Kaand 121
Dharmu na dusar satya samana | Aagam nigam puraan bakhaana ||
Param dharm shruti beedit ahinsa | par nindaa sum agh na gorisa ||
There is no virtue equal to truthfulness |
so declare the Agamas, Vedas and Purans ||
A vow of non-violence is the highest religious merit known to the vedas |
and there is no sin as heinous (horrible, evil, hateful) as speaking ill of others ||

Bal Kaand – Doha 49
Sankaru jagatbandhya jagadisā | sura nara muni sab nāvat sisā ||
संकरु जगतबंध्य जगदीसा । सुर नर मुनि सब नावत सीसा ॥
Shankara is a Lord of the Universe himself, and deserves universal adoration; gods, men and sages all bow their head to him.

Bal Kand – Doha 57
Sankara sahaj sarupu samhārā | lāgi samādhi akhanda apārā ||
संकर सहज सरुपु सम्हारा । लागि समाधि अखंड अपारा ॥
Sankara communed with his own self and passed into an unbroken and indefinitely long Samadhi(trance).

Ayodhya Kaand – Doha 95 and Uttar Kaand 121Dharmu na dusar satya samana | Aagam nigam puraan bakhaana ||
Param dharm shruti beedit ahinsa | par nindaa sum agh na gorisa ||There is no virtue equal to truthfulness |
so declare the Agamas, Vedas and Purans ||
A vow of non-violence is the highest religious merit known to the vedas |
and there is no sin as heinous (horrible, evil, hateful) as speaking ill of others ||

Janak suta jag janani janaki | Atisaya priya karunanidhana ki ||
Take juga pada kamala manavaum | Jasu kripa nirmal mati pavaum ||

Janaki, daughter of Janaka, mother of the universe, the most beloved consort of Shree Rama,
The fountain of mercy – I seek to propitiate the pair of Her lotus feet, so that by Her grace I may be blessed with a refined intellect.

Bisvanatha mama natha purari | Tribhuvana mahima bidita tumhari ||
Tumha tribhuvana guru beda bakhana |Ana jiva pavara ka jana ||

‘O Lord of the universe,’ she said, ‘my master Tripurari! Your glory is known to all the three spheres.
You are the preceptor of the three worlds, so declare the Vedas; what can other base creatures know of these mysteries?

Bal Kaand – Doha 49
Sankaru jagatbandhya jagadisā | sura nara muni sab nāvat sisā ||
संकरु जगतबंध्य जगदीसा । सुर नर मुनि सब नावत सीसा ॥
Shankara is a Lord of the Universe himself, and deserves universal adoration; gods, men and sages all bow their head to him.

Bal Kand – Doha 57
Sankara sahaj sarupu samhārā | lāgi samādhi akhanda apārā ||
संकर सहज सरुपु सम्हारा । लागि समाधि अखंड अपारा ॥
Sankara communed with his own self and passed into an unbroken and indefinitely long Samadhi(trance).

Shree Guru charan saroj ruj, nij mun mukur sudhaaree |
Barnau raghuvir bimal jasu, jo daayak phal chaaree ||

With the dust of Guru’s lotus feet, I clean the mirror of my mind
and then narrate the sacred glory of Bhagwan Ram, the giver of four fold attainments of life.

Nirakaar-mokaar-mulam-turiyum | gira-gyan-gotit-misham girisham ||
Karalam mahaakaal kaalam kripalam | gunagaar sansaar-paraam natoham ||

I bow to the supreme Lord, who is formless, source of the sacred OM, symbolizing Brahma, the monumental Self of Creatures which transcends all conditions and states, beyond all speech, understanding or sense-perception, terrible yet gracious,
the ruler of Kailaas, devourer even of Death, the almighty, the abode of virtues, immortal

Ayodhyaa Kaand – Doha 315
Tum muni matu sachiv sikh maane | Paalehu puhumee prajaa rajdhani ||

As for yourself, you should protect the earth, your subjects and your capital in accordance with the advice of your perceptor (Guru Vashist), mothers and the minister (sumant)

Je na mitr dukh hohi dukhari | Tinhi bilokit paatak bhari ||
Nij dukh giri sam raj kari jaanaa | Mitrak dukh raj meru samaanaa ||

One would incur great sin by the very sight of those who are not distressed to see the distress of a friend.

A man should regard his own mountain-like troubles as of no more account than a mere grain of sand, while the troubles of a friend should appear to him like mount sumeru though really they may be as trifling as a grain of sand

Kala pai muni sunu soi raja | bhaeu nisachara sahit samaja ||
Dus sira tahi bees bhujadanda | Raavan naam bir baribanda ||

Listen, sage, in due time this king and all his household were born as demons.
He had ten heads and twenty arms; his name was Raavan, a formidable and valiant warrior.

Jaamvant kaha baid sushena | Lanka rahai ko pathhayi lena ||
Dhari laghu roop gayau hanumanta | Aaneu bhavan samet turanta ||

Jaamvant said, “Susena, the physician lives in Lanka; someone should be sent to fetch him here.”
Assuming a minute(indescernible) form, Hanumanji went and immediately brought, house and all.

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Katha 849: Online Katha from Kamandal Kund, Siddhakshetra, Girnar, Gujarat
(At Highest peak of Girnar near tapahsthali of Lord Shri Adiguru Dattatreya)

17th October to 25th October - 9:30 am to 12:30 pm: Live on Aastha & Chitrakutdham Youtube Channel


शारदीय नवरात्रि के पावन अवसर पर घने जंगलों से आच्छादित सिद्धक्षेत्र गिरनार पर्वतमाला की सबसे ऊँची चोटी पर स्थित आदिगुरु दत्तात्रेय भगवान की अक्षय तपस्थली के आश्रय में एवं माँ गंगा स्वरुप कमण्डल कुण्ड के समीप मोरारी बापू की करुणामय वाणी में कोरोना महामारी के कारण कथा स्थल पर बिना श्रोता के आयोजित ''849वी राम कथा'' का आस्था पर सीधा प्रसारण देखिये

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