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!