This text includes both the English Lyrics and English translation of Sri Anjaneya Dandakam in a simple language.
Anjaneya Dandakam in English:
॥ śrī āñjanēya daṇḍakam ॥
Bhaje Surya Mithram
Bhaje Rudra Rupam
Bhaje Brahma tejambatanchunPrabhathambu Saayanthra Meenaama SankeerthanalChesi
Nee Roopu Varninchi
Neemeeda Ne Dandakambokkatimjeya Noohinchi Neemoorthinin Gaanchi
Nee Daasa Dasundanai
Ninnu Ne Golchedan
Nee Katakshambunan Joochithe
Anjanadevi Garbhanvaya Deva
Ninnencha Nenentha Vaadan Dayashalivai Choochithe
Tholli Sugrivukun Manthrivai
Sri Rama Soumithrulan Joochi
Yavvanujun Bantu Gavinchi
Kaakusthatilakun Daya Drusthi Veekshinchi
Sri Rama kaaryarthamai
Sugrivunum Angadun Jambavanthadi Neelaadulun Goodi Yaasetuvun Daati
Ravanudantha Kalagni Ugrundudai
Yalakshmanun Moorcha Nondimpaga Nappude Poyi Sanjeevanin Dechi Soumithrikinnichi
Kumbakarnadi Veeraditho Poradi Chendadi Sri Rama Banagni Varandarin Ravanun Jampaga Nanthalokambulanadamai Yundanavvelanan Navvibhishanun Vedukan Dodukan Vachi
Pattabhishekambu Jeyinchi Seethamahadevinin Dechi
Nayodhyakun Vachi Pattabhishekambu
Neekanna Naakevvarun Goormileranchu Manninchi Nanramabhakthi Prashasthambuga Ninnu Neenaama Sankirthanal Chesithe Papamul Bayune
Sakala Sampathulun Galgune Vanarakara! Yo bhakthamandara!
Yo veera! Yo Shura!
Neeve Samasthambu Neeve Phalambuga Velasi
Yataraka Brahma Mantrambu Patiyinchuchun Sthiramuga Vajra Dehambunun Dalchi
Sri Rama Sri Rama Yanchun
Nee Deergha Dehambu
Tejambunan Roudrini Jwala Kallola HaveeraHanumantha!
Omkaara Hrimkara Shabdambulan Bhuta Preta Pishashambulan
Neemusti Ghatambulan Bhahudandambulan
Brahma Prabha Bhasitambaina
Nee Divya Tejambunan Joochi
Rara Naa Muddu Narasimha Yanchun Daya Drushti Veekshinchi
Nannelu Naa Swami!
Namasthe Sada Brahma Chari Namasthe!
Namasthe Namasthe Namasthe Namah!!!!
Anjaneya Dandakam Meaning:
Oh, Lord Anjaneya, the son of Anjani, you are the brightness itself; Your body is shimmering with luster; You are a bestowed celebrated Almighty. We hail thee! The son of Vayu (wind); We hail thee! The strong-tailed; We Hail Thee! You are the Holiness. We praise thee! You are the friend of the Sun; We hail thee! You are in the form of Rudra, the remover of all ills; We hail thee! You are glittering with chastity (Brahmam); I praise all your attributes; At day and evening, I recite your multi-various names with devotion; I describe your appearance & form with affection; I recite this Dandakam with devotion; I adore your form and am devoted to your magnificence; I am the servant of your servants, and like yourself, I am also a devotee of Sri Rama; I am always in eternal awe of your activities. Please listen to my ardent prayers and protect me.
I pray to you, the Son of Anjani and Vayu. In your holy presence, how small I am! Please shower your kindness on me and protect me, my Lord; You were near Sugriva (the king) as his advisor and minister; As instructed by Sugriva, you have taken the holy mission of finding Sita (Sri Rama’s wife) at the behest of Sri Rama and Sri Lakshmana; You have prayed to Lord Shiva and undertook the task as the servant of Sri Rama; Vaali, the brother of Sugriva had died due to his misdeeds. Sri Rama, belonging to the Kakutsa dynasty (one of the forefathers of Sri Rama), had killed Vaali; After Vaali’s demise, you left Kishkintha, the kingdom of Sugriva to undertake Sri Rama’s mission, and reached Lanka. In Lanka you had killed the demoness named Lankini (the watch ward in Lanka); you gutted the Lankan city with fire; you saw the daughter of the earth (Bhoomi Putri), Sri Sita Devi, you ecstatic, you gave Sri Rama’s ring to Sri Sita and got the hair ornament named Çhoodamani from her, traveled by air, reached Sri Rama and told him of Sri Sita’s presence and made him happy with the news of Sri Sita.
Oh, Lord! At the behest of Sri Rama & Sri Lakshmana and for helping them to retrieve Sri Sita (Rama Karyam) Sugriva, Jambavantha, Angada and Neela, the mighty warriors had constructed the bridge on the Setu Samudra (ocean) to reach Lanka. The warriors of Sugriva, the Vanara Sainyam had crossed over the bridge and killed the demons in Lanka. On learning this, Ravanasura, the king of Lanka, wild with fury, applied the mighty ‘Shakthi Paana’ weapon on Lakshmana which impact made Lakshmana unconscious. On seeing Lakshmana unconscious, you have lifted and brought the Sanjivini Parvatha, the healing hill, provided healing therapy to Sri Lakshmana, and brought him back to life.
Demons such as Kumbakarna (one of the brothers of Ravana) were killed in the battle. The powerful weapon (Bana) of Sri Rama brought the death of Ravana, and the World rejoiced in this. Vibhishana, another brother of Ravana, was made the king of Lanka. You have brought Sri Sita Mahadevi to Sri Rama, and you were instrumental in reuniting them. Immediately on the reunion, Sri Rama Pattabhishekam (taking charge as King) was held at Ayodhya, and you were blissfully present at the occasion. For me, no one is more endearing than you; As an ardent devotee of Sri Rama let all my sins, sorrows, and problems disappear.
My total surrender and devotion to you; Chanting poems praising you remove my fears; Grant me boons; Bless me with my kingdom where I can rule; Enable wealth. Your divine person is in the form of Vanara (Monkey); You are filled with your ardent devotion to Sri Rama; You are the embodiment of all virtues and their benefits; You are courageous; You are a warrior.
You are entirely and continuously absorbed in chanting the eternally liberating Rama Nama which is called the Taraka Brahma Mantra.
Your holy person is as strong as a Diamond, and you always keep thinking devoutly about the excellent and everlasting Sri Rama Nama; You are capable of traveling to three worlds with your marvelous fine form. You meditate on Rama Nama, and due to this you are endowed with ever-glittering chastity (Brahmam), and you are a mighty ferocious warrior.
You are the warrior who dispels chaos. You are sacred like the sound of ‘OM’ and you destroy the demons, devils, and ghosts like Sakini and Dhakini by rolling them with your sacred tail and dumping them on the ground; You land blows on them with your fists and magnificent arms. You break them into pieces with your hair blades; You appear like the fire-spewing Lord Shiva, the ferocious Almighty at the time of evil destruction; I see your glowing and bright form which is eternal.
Oh Lord, please come to me like my beloved Narasimha (who appeared for Prahalada) and be present with me; Please bestow your benevolent eyes on me; Please embrace me Oh Anjaneya Swami; My humble salutations to you, the eternal Brahmachari; My humble salutations to you, Oh Vayu Putra!! Sarvam Anjaneya mayam!!