Dattatreya Stotram

 

 

by Narada Muni, from Narada Purana

 

जटाधरं पांडुरांगं शूलहस्तं कृपानिधिम्

सर्वरोगहरं देवं दत्तात्रेयमहं भजे ॥१॥

 

jaṭādharaṁ pāṁḍurāṁgaṁ śūlahastaṁ kṛpānidhim |

sarvarogaharaṁ devaṁ dattātreyamahaṁ bhaje ||

 

Panduranga (Krishna/Vishnu), with matted locks, holding trident, ocean of mercy

and remover of all diseases. I worship Dattatreya.

 

 

अस्य श्रीदत्तात्रेयस्तोत्रमंत्रस्य

भगवान् नारदऋषिः

अनुष्टुप् छन्दः

श्रीदत्तपरमात्मा देवता

श्रीदत्तप्रीत्यर्थे जपे विनियोगः

 

asya śrīdattātreyastotramaṁtrasya

bhagavān nāradaṛṣiḥ |

anuṣṭup chandaḥ |

śrīdattaparamātmā devatā |

śrīdattaprītyarthe jape viniyogaḥ ||

 

For the mantras of this Dattatreya Stotram:

Bhagavan Narada is the sage;

anushtup (four lines of eight syllables) is the meter;

Shri Datta, the Supreme Self, is the deity;

it is recited in order to please Shri Datta.

 

 

जगदुत्पत्तिकर्त्रे स्थितिसंहार हेतवे

भवपाशविमुक्ताय दत्तात्रेय नमोऽस्तुते ॥१॥

 

jagadutpattikartre ca sthitisaṁhāra hetave |

bhavapāśavimuktāya dattātreya namo'stute ||1||

 

Origin of the universe, You are its cause, preservation, and destruction,

and completely free from bondage to the world Ś Dattatreya, we bow to You.

 

 

जराजन्मविनाशाय देहशुद्धिकराय

दिगम्बरदयामूर्ते दत्तात्रेय नमोऽस्तुते ॥२॥

 

jarājanmavināśāya dehaśuddhikarāya ca |

digambaradayāmūrte dattātreya namo'stute ||2||

 

Oh destroyer of old age and birth, Your body is pure,

naked (sky-clad), the image of compassion Ś Dattatreya, we bow to You.

 

 

कर्पूरकान्तिदेहाय ब्रह्ममूर्तिधराय

वेदशास्त्रपरिज्ञाय दत्तात्रेय नमोऽस्तुते ॥३॥

 

karpūrakāntidehāya brahmamūrtidharāya ca |

vedaśāstraparij˝āya dattātreya namo'stute ||3||

 

Your body is radiant like camphor, the manifested image of Brahman;

You are the knower of the Vedic scriptures Ś Dattatreya, we bow to You.

 

 

र्हस्वदीर्घकृशस्थूलनामगोत्रविवर्जित

पंचभूतैकदीप्ताय दत्तात्रेय नमोऽस्तुते ॥४॥

 

rhasvadīrghakṛśasthūlanāmagotravivarjita |

paṁcabhūtaikadīptāya dattātreya namo'stute ||4||

 

You are beyond (designations such as) short, tall, thin, fat, name, and lineage.

You set ablaze the five elements Ś Dattatreya, we bow to You.

 

 

यज्ञभोक्ते यज्ञाय यज्ञरूपधराय

यज्ञप्रियाय सिद्धाय दत्तात्रेय नमोऽस्तुते ॥५॥

 

yaj˝abhokte ca yaj˝āya yaj˝arūpadharāya ca |

yaj˝apriyāya siddhāya dattātreya namo'stute ||5||

 

 

You are the enjoyer of sacrifice and the sacrifice itself, the form of sacrifice,

the lover of sacrifice, and the perfected sage Ś Dattatreya, we bow to You.

 

 

आदौ ब्रह्मा मध्य विष्णुरंते देवः सदाशिवः

मूर्तित्रयस्वरूपाय दत्तात्रेय नमोऽस्तुते ॥६॥

 

ādau brahmā madhya viṣṇuraṁte devaḥ sadāśivaḥ |

mūrtitrayasvarūpāya dattātreya namo'stute ||6||

 

In the beginning is Brahma, in the middle is Vishnu and at the end is God Sadashiva.

Your nature consist of these three deities Ś Dattatreya, we bow to You.

 

 

भोगालयाय भोगाय योगयोग्याय धारिणे

जितेन्द्रियजितज्ञाय दत्तात्रेय नमोऽस्तुते ॥७॥

 

bhogālayāya bhogāya yogayogyāya dhāriṇe |

jitendriyajitaj˝āya dattātreya namo'stute ||7||

 

You are the abode of enjoyment and enjoyment itself. You are the support of those qualified for Yoga.

You are the master of the senses and the master of knowledge Ś Dattatreya, we bow to You.

 

 

दिगम्बराय दिव्याय दिव्यरूपध्राय

सदोदितपरब्रह्म दत्तात्रेय नमोऽस्तुते ॥८॥

 

digambarāya divyāya divyarūpadhrāya ca |

sadoditaparabrahma dattātreya namo'stute ||8||

 

Naked (sky-clad), Your form shines with divinity.

You are the eternal Supreme Brahman Ś Dattatreya, we bow to You.

 

 

जम्बुद्वीपमहाक्षेत्रमातापुरनिवासिने

जयमानसतां देव दत्तात्रेय नमोऽस्तुते ॥९॥

 

jambudvīpamahākṣetramātāpuranivāsine |

jayamānasatāṁ deva dattātreya namo'stute ||9||

 

In Jambudvipa (India), in the great land (Maharastra), Your abode is Matapura.

Having conquered the mind, You are Divinity Itself Ś Dattatreya, we bow to You.

 

 

भिक्षाटनं गृहे ग्रामे पात्रं हेममयं करे

नानास्वादमयी भिक्षा दत्तात्रेय नमोऽस्तुते ॥१०॥

 

bhikṣāṭanaṁ gṛhe grāme pātraṁhemamayaṁ kare |

nānāsvādamayī bhikṣā dattātreya namo'stute ||10||

 

As a naked beggar You move between homes and villages with a golden bowl in Your hand,

collecting various delicious alms Ś Dattatreya, we bow to You.

 

 

ब्रह्मज्ञानमयी मुद्रा वस्त्रे चाकाशभूतले

प्रज्ञानघनबोधाय दत्तात्रेय नमोऽस्तुते ॥११॥

 

brahmaj˝ānamayī mudrā vastre cākāśabhūtale |

praj˝ānaghanabodhāya dattātreya namo'stute ||11||

 

Full of the knowledge of Brahman, joyful and clothed in the element of space,

Your teachings reveal the highest wisdom Ś Dattatreya, we bow to You.

 

 

अवधूतसदानन्दपरब्रह्मस्वरूपिणे

विदेहदेहरूपाय दत्तात्रेय नमोऽस्तुते ॥१२॥

 

avadhūtasadānandaparabrahmasvarūpiṇe |

videhadeharūpāya dattātreya namo'stute ||12||

 

The Avadhuta, ever-blissful, Your nature is the Supreme Brahman.

In the form of a body without body consciousness Ś Dattatreya, we bow to You.

 

 

सत्यंरूपसदाचारसत्यधर्मपरायण

सत्याश्रयपरोक्षाय दत्तात्रेय नमोऽस्तुते ॥१३॥

 

satyaṁrūpasadācārasatyadharmaparāyaṇa |

satyāśrayaparokṣāya dattātreya namo'stute ||13||

 

Your form is truth, Your conduct is pure, You follow the dharma of truth

and Your shelter is truth, supreme and unending Ś Dattatreya, we bow to You.

 

 

शूलहस्तगदापाणे वनमालासुकन्धर

यज्ञसूत्रधरब्रह्मन् दत्तात्रेय नमोऽस्तुते ॥१४॥

 

śūlahastagadāpāṇe vanamālāsukandhara |

yaj˝asūtradharabrahman dattātreya namo'stute ||14||

 

You hold trident and mace and wear a garland of forest flowers

and the sacrificial tread of a Brahmin Ś Dattatreya, we bow to You.

 

 

क्षराक्षरस्वरूपाय परात्परतराय

दत्तमुक्तिपरस्तोत्र दत्तात्रेय नमोऽस्तुते ॥१५॥

 

kṣarākṣarasvarūpāya parātparatarāya ca |

dattamuktiparastotra dattātreya namo'stute ||15||

 

Your nature is both perishable and imperishable. You have gone beyond even the transcendental reality.

Datta, liberated and beyond praise Ś Dattatreya, we bow to You.

 

 

दत्त विद्याढ्यलक्ष्मीश दत्त स्वात्मस्वरूपिणे

गुणनिर्गुणरूपाय दत्तात्रेय नमोऽस्तुते ॥१६॥

 

datta vidyāḍhyalakṣmīśa datta svātmasvarūpiṇe |

guṇanirguṇarūpāya dattātreya namo'stute ||16||

 

Datta, endowed with wisdom and the lord of wealth. Datta, whose nature is the Self.

Your form is both with attributes and without attributes Ś Dattatreya, we bow to You.

 

 

शत्रुनाशकरं स्तोत्रं ज्ञानविज्ञानदायकम्

सर्वपापं शमं याति दत्तात्रेय नमोऽस्तुते ॥१७॥

 

śatrunāśakaraṁ stotraṁ j˝ānavij˝ānadāyakam |

sarvapāpaṁ śamaṁ yāti dattātreya namo'stute ||17||

 

This hymn destroys enemies, bestows knowledge and wisdom,

and pacifies all sins. Dattatreya, we bow to You.

 

 

इदं स्तोत्रं महद्दिव्यं दत्तप्रत्यक्षकारकम्

दत्तात्रेयप्रसादाच्च नारदेन प्रकीर्तितम्॥१८॥

 

idaṁ stotraṁ mahaddivyaṁ dattapratyakṣakārakam |

dattātreyaprasādācca nāradena prakīrtitam ||18||

 

This great divine hymn grants direct perception of reality.

I, Narada, composed it only by the grace of Dattatreya.

 

 

इति श्रीनारदपुराणे नारदविरचितं दत्तात्रेयस्तोत्रं सुसंपूर्णम्

 

iti śrīnāradapurāṇe nāradaviracitaṁ  dattātreyastotraṁ susaṁpūrṇam ||

 

In the Narada Purana, spoken by Narada, here ends the Dattatreya Stotram.

 

 

 


 

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