Raghuvara, tumko meri laaj...
(Oh Ram, my reputation is in your hands!)
This bhajan by Tulsidas is in raag Des and set to Roopaka taal. The bhajan is sung in praise of Raghuvara or Ram who is described as the remover of his people’s sufferings and as one who listens to the woes of his devotees. The singer seeks the blessings of the Lord and says that being his ever-faithful devotee, always worshipping at his feet, his reputation now rests with the lord.
The singer, Dr. Deepti Omchery Bhalla is a musician with strong base in the Carnatic and Hindustani styles of music. She is currently a Professor in Carnatic Music at the Faculty of Music, University of Delhi. A multifaceted artiste, Dr. Bhalla is proficient in Indian classical dance forms like Mohiniyattam and Kathakali.