Sri Ramakrishna Stotram (Āchandālā …)
by Swami Vivekananda

This Sanskrit hymn to Sri Ramakrishna was composed by Swami Vivekananda in 1898, around the same time that he composed Khandana Bhava Bandhana and Om Hrim Ritam.

आचण्डालाप्रतिहतरयो यस्य प्रेमप्रवाहो
लोकातीतोऽप्यहह न जहौ लोककल्याणमार्गम्।
त्रैलोक्येऽप्यप्रतिममहिमा जानकीप्राणबन्धो
भक्त्या ज्ञानं वृतवरवपुः सीतया यो हि रामः॥ १॥

स्तब्धीकृत्य प्रलयकलितं वाहवोत्थं महान्तं
हित्वा रात्रिं प्रकृतिसहजामन्धतामिस्रमिश्राम्।
गीतं शान्तं मधुरमपि यः सिंहनादं जगर्ज
सोऽयं जातः प्रथितपुरुषो रामकृष्णस्त्विदानीम्॥ २॥

नरदेव देव जय जय नरदेव

शक्तिसमुद्रसमुत्थतरङ्गं दर्शितप्रेमविजृम्भितरङ्गम्।
संशयराक्षसनाशमहास्त्रं यामि गुरुं शरणं भववैद्यम्॥ ३॥

नरदेव देव जय जय नरदेव

अद्वयतत्त्वसमाहितचित्तं प्रोज्ज्वलभक्तिपटावृतवृत्तम्।
कर्मकलेवरमद्भुतचेष्टं यामि गुरुं शरणं भववैद्यम्॥ ४॥

नरदेव देव जय जय नरदेव

Śrī Rāmakṛṣṇa Stotram

by Swami Vivekananda

ācaṇḍālā-pratihatarayo yasya prema-pravāho
lokātīto’pyahaha na jahau loka-kalyāṇa-mārgam |
trailokye’pyapratima-mahimā jānakī-prāṇa-bandho
bhaktyā jñānaṁ vṛtavaravapuḥ sītayā yo hi rāmaḥ || 1||

stabdhī-kṛtya pralaya-kalitaṁ vāhavotthaṁ mahāntaṁ
hitvā rātriṁ prakṛti-sahajām andha-tāmisra-miśrām |
gītaṁ śāntaṁ madhuram api yaḥ siṁha-nādaṁ jagarja
so’yaṁ jātaḥ prathita-puruṣo rāmakṛṣṇas-tvidānīm || 2||

nara-deva deva jaya jaya nara-deva

śakti-samudra-samutthata-raṅgaṁ
darśita-prema-vijṛmbhita-raṅgam |
saṁśaya-rākṣasa-nāśa-mahāstraṁ
yāmi guruṁ śaraṇaṁ bhava-vaidyam || 3||

nara-deva deva jaya jaya nara-deva

advaya-tattva-samāhita-cittaṁ
projjvala-bhakti-paṭāvṛtavṛttam |
karma-kalevaram-adbhuta-ceṣṭaṁ
yāmi guruṁ śaraṇaṁ bhava-vaidyam || 4||

nara-deva deva jaya jaya nara-deva

Translation

(from the Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda.)

He who was Sri Rama, whose stream of love flowed with resistless might even to the Chandala (the outcaste); Oh, who ever was engaged in doing good to the world though superhuman by nature, whose renown there is none to equal in the three worlds, Sita’s beloved, whose body of Knowledge Supreme was covered by devotion sweet in the form of Sita.

He who quelled the noise, terrible like that at the time of destruction, arising from the battle (of Kurukshetra), who destroyed the terrible yet natural night of ignorance (of Arjuna) and who roared out the Gita sweet and appeasing; That renowned soul is born now as Sri Ramakrishna.

Hail, O Lord of Men! Victory unto You! I surrender myself to my Guru, the physician for the malady of Samsara (relative existence) who is, as it were, a wave rising in the ocean of Shakti (Power), who has shown various sports of Love Divine, and who is the great weapon to destroy the demon of doubt.

Hail, O Lord of Men! Victory unto you! I surrender myself to my Guru the Man-god, the physician for the malady of this Samsara (relative existence), whose mind ever dwelt on the non-dualistic Truth, whose personality was covered by the cloth of Supreme Devotion, who was ever active (for the good of humanity) and whose actions were all superhuman.

Hail, O Lord of Men! Victory unto You!