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Kalabhairava Ashtakam

 

By Adi Shankara

 

 


 

कालभैरवाष्टकम्


देवराजसेव्यमानपावनांघ्रिपंकजं । व्यालयज्ञसूत्रमिंदुशेखरं कृपाकरम् ॥
नारदादियोगिवृन्दवन्दितं दिगंबर । काशिकापुराधिनाथकालभैरवं भजे ॥१॥


भानुकोटिभास्वरं भावाब्धितारकं परं । नीलकण्ठमीप्सितार्थदायकं त्रिलोचनम् ॥
कालकालमम्बुजाक्षमक्षशूलमक्षरं । काशिकापुराधिनाथकालभैरवं भजे ॥२॥


शूलटंकपाशदण्डपाणिमादिकारणं । श्यामकायमादिदेवमक्षरं निरामयम् ॥
भीमविक्रमं प्रभुं विचित्रतांडवप्रियं । काशिकापुराधिनाथकालभैरवं भजे ॥३॥


भुक्तिमुक्तिदायकं प्रशस्तलोकविग्रहं । भक्तवत्सलं स्थितं समस्तलोकविग्रहं ।
विनिक्कणन्मनोज्ञहेमकिंकिणीलसत्कटिं । काशिकापुराधिनाथकालभैरवं भजे ॥४॥


धर्मसेतुपालकं त्वधर्ममार्गनाशकं । कर्मपाशमोचकं सुशर्मदायकं विभुं ॥
स्वर्णवर्णशेषपाशशोभितांगमण्डलं । काशिकापुराधिनाथकालभैरवं भजे ॥५॥


रत्न५पादुकाप्रभाभिरामपादयुग्मकं । नित्यमद्वितीयमिष्टदैवतं निरंजनम् ॥
मृत्युदर्पनाशनं करालदंष्ट्रमोक्षणं । काशिकापुराधिनाथकालभैरवं भजे ॥६॥


अट्टाहासभिन्नपद्मजाण्डकोशसंततिं । दृष्टिपातनष्टपापजालमुग्रशासनं ॥
अष्टसिद्धिदायकं कपालमालिकाधरं । काशिकापुराधिनाथकालभैरवं भजे ॥७॥


भूतसंघनायकं विशालकीर्तिदायकं । काशिवासलोकपुण्यपापशोधकं विभुं ॥
नीतिमार्गकोविदं पुरातनं जगत्पतिं । काशिकापुराधिनाथकालभैरवं भजे ॥८॥


कालभैरवाष्टकं पठन्ति ये मनोहरं । ज्ञानमुक्तिसाधनं विचित्रपुण्यवर्धनं ॥
शोकमोहदैन्यलोभकोपतापनाशनम् । प्रयान्ति कालभैरवांघ्रिसन्निधि नरा ध्‍रुवम् ॥९॥

 

 

kālabhairavāṣṭakam

 

devarājasevyamānapāvanāṃghripaṃkajaṃ vyālayajñasūtramiṃduśekharaṃ kṛpākaram

nāradādiyogivṛndavanditaṃ digaṃbara kāśikāpurādhināthakālabhairavaṃ bhaje 1

 

bhānukoṭibhāsvaraṃ bhāvābdhitārakaṃ paraṃ nīlakaṇṭhamīpsitārthadāyakaṃ trilocanam

kālakālamambujākṣamakṣaśūlamakṣaraṃ kāśikāpurādhināthakālabhairavaṃ bhaje 2

 

śūlaṭaṃkapāśadaṇḍapāṇimādikāraṇaṃ śyāmakāyamādidevamakṣaraṃ nirāmayam

bhīmavikramaṃ prabhuṃ vicitratāṃḍavapriyaṃ kāśikāpurādhināthakālabhairavaṃ bhaje 3

 

bhuktimuktidāyakaṃ praśastalokavigrahaṃ bhaktavatsalaṃ sthitaṃ samastalokavigrahaṃ

vinikkaṇanmanojñahemakiṃkiṇīlasatkaṭiṃ kāśikāpurādhināthakālabhairavaṃ bhaje 4

 

dharmasetupālakaṃ tvadharmamārganāśakaṃ karmapāśamocakaṃ suśarmadāyakaṃ vibhuṃ

svarṇavarṇaśeṣapāśaśobhitāṃgamaṇḍalaṃ kāśikāpurādhināthakālabhairavaṃ bhaje 5

 

ratna5pādukāprabhābhirāmapādayugmakaṃ nityamadvitīyamiṣṭadaivataṃ niraṃjanam

mṛtyudarpanāśanaṃ karāladaṃṣṭramokṣaṇaṃ kāśikāpurādhināthakālabhairavaṃ bhaje 6

 

aṭṭāhāsabhinnapadmajāṇḍakośasaṃtatiṃ dṛṣṭipātanaṣṭapāpajālamugraśāsanaṃ

aṣṭasiddhidāyakaṃ kapālamālikādharaṃ kāśikāpurādhināthakālabhairavaṃ bhaje 7

 

bhūtasaṃghanāyakaṃ viśālakīrtidāyakaṃ kāśivāsalokapuṇyapāpaśodhakaṃ vibhuṃ

nītimārgakovidaṃ purātanaṃ jagatpatiṃ kāśikāpurādhināthakālabhairavaṃ bhaje 8

 

kālabhairavāṣṭakaṃ paṭhanti ye manoharaṃ jñānamuktisādhanaṃ vicitrapuṇyavardhanaṃ

śokamohadainyalobhakopatāpanāśanam prayānti kālabhairavāṃghrisannidhi narā dh‍ruvam 9

 

 

 

Deva raja sevya mana pavangri pankajam,

Vyala yagna suthra mindu shekaram krupakaram,

Naradadhi yogi vrundha vandhitham digambaram,

Kasika puradhi nadha Kalabhairavam bhaje.

 

I salute Kalabhairava, the lord of the city of Kasi,
Whose lotus like feet is being served by Devendra,
Who is merciful and wears the moon on his forehead,
Who wears a snake as his sacred thread,
Who wears the different directions as his cloth,
And who is worshipped by sages like Narada.

 

Bhanu koti bhaswaram, bhavabdhi tharakam param,

Neelakanda meepsidartha dayakam trilochanam,

Kalakala mambujaksha maksha soola maksharam,

Kasika puradhi nadha Kalabhairavam bhaje.

 

I salute Kalabhairava, the lord of the city of Kasi,
Who shines like billions of suns,
Who helps us cross this miserable ocean of life,
Who is supreme and has a blue neck,
Who has three eyes and grants us our desires,
Who is the death to the God of death,
Who has lotus flower like eyes,
Who has the undefeatable trident,
And who does not have decay.

  

Soola tanga pasa danda pani madhi karanam,

Syama kaya madhi devamaksharam niramayam,

Bheema vikramam prabhum vichithra thandava priyam,

Kasika puradhi nadha Kalabhairavam bhaje.

 

I salute Kalabhairava, the lord of the city of Kasi,
Who has a spear, a chord and a stick as weapons,
Who is black in colour and the primeval cause,
Who is deathless and the first God,
Who is free from decay and ill health,
Who is the Lord who is a great hero,
And who likes the special vigorous thandava.

  

Bhukthi mukthi dayakam prasashtha charu vigraham,

Bhaktha vatsalam shivam, samastha loka vigraham,

Vinikwanan manogna hema kinkini lasath kateem,

Kasika puradhi nadha Kalabhairavam bhaje.

 

I salute Kalabhairava, the lord of the city of Kasi,
Who fulfills desires and also grants salvation,
Who is well known for his pretty mien,
Who is a form of Shiva,who loves his devotees,
Who is the God of the entire world,
Who assumes various forms,
And who has a golden waist thread,
On which jingling bells are tied.

 

Dharma sethu palakam, thwa dharma marga nasakam,

Karma pasa mochakam, susharma dayakam vibhum,

Swarna varna sesha pasa shobithanga mandalam,

Kasika puradhi nadha Kalabhairavam bhaje.

 

I salute Kalabhairava, the lord of the city of Kasi,
Who maintains the bridge of dharma in life,
Who destroys paths which are not right,
Who saves us from the ties of Karma,
Who is the lord who makes us ashamed,
When trying to do wrong things,
Who has a shining body because of golden rope,
With bells tied in various places.

 

Rathna padukha prabhabhirama padayugmakam,

Nithyamadwidheeyamishta daivatham niranjanam,

Mrutyu darpa nasanam karaladamshtra mokshanam,

Kasika puradhi nadha Kalabhairavam bhaje.

 

I salute Kalabhairava, the lord of the city of Kasi,
Who has feet adorned by the shine of gem studded sandals,
Who is eternal and does not have any one second to him,
Who is our favorite God who bestows everything,
Who takes away the fear of death from humans,
And who grants them salvation by his terrible teeth.

 

Attahasa binna padma janda kosa santhatheem,

Drushti pada nashta papa jala mugra sasanam,

Ashtasidhi dayakam kapala malikadaram,

Kasika puradhi nadha Kalabhairavam bhaje.

 

I salute Kalabhairava, the lord of the city of Kasi,

Who has feet adorned by the shine of gem studded sandals,

Who is eternal and does not have any one second to him,

Who is our favorite God who bestows everything,

Who takes away the fear of death from humans,

And who grants them salvation by his terrible teeth.

 

Bhootha sanga nayakam, vishala keerthi dayakam,

Kasi vasa loka punya papa shodhakam vibum,

Neethi marga kovidham purathanam jagatpathim,

Kasika puradhi nadha Kalabhairavam bhaje.

 

I salute Kalabhairava, the lord of the city of Kasi,
Who is the chief of the society of Bhoothas,
Who grants broad based fame,
Who is the lord who judges good and bad deeds,
Of those who live in Varanasi,
Who is an expert in the way of righteousness,
And who is eternally old and lord of the universe.

 

Kalabhairavashtakam patanthi yea manoharam,

Jnana mukthi sadhanam, vichithra punya vardhanam,

Soka moha dainya lopa kopa thapa nasanam,

Thea prayanthi Kalabhairavangri saniidhim druvam.

 

Those who read this enticing octet on Kalabhairava,
Which is the source of eternal knowledge,
Which increases the effect of righteous deeds,
And which destroys grief, passion, poverty, want and anger,
Would surely reach the holy presence of Kalabhairava.

 

 


 

Bhavani Ashtakam

 

By Adi Shankara

 

भवान्यष्टकम्

 

न तातो न माता न बन्धुर्न दाता । न पुत्रो न पुत्री न भृत्यो न भर्ता ॥

न जाया न विद्या न वृत्तिर्ममैव । गतिस्त्वं गतिस्त्वं त्वमेका भवानि ॥१॥

 

भवाब्धावपारे महादुःखभीरु । पपात प्रकामी प्रलोभी प्रमत्तः ॥

कुसंसारपाशप्रबद्धः सदाहं । गतिस्त्वं गतिस्त्वं त्वमेका भवानि ॥२॥

 

न जानामि दानं न च ध्यानयोगं ।  न जानामि तन्त्रं न च स्तोत्रमन्त्रम् ॥

न जानामि पूजां न च न्यासयोगं । गतिस्त्वं गतिस्त्वं त्वमेका भवानि ॥३॥

 

न जानामि पुण्यं न जानामि तीर्थ । न जानामि मुक्तिं लयं वा कदाचित् ॥

न जानामि भक्तिं व्रतं वापि मातर्गतिस्त्वं । गतिस्त्वं त्वमेका भवानि ॥४॥

 

कुकर्मी कुसङ्गी कुबुद्धिः कुदासः । कुलाचारहीनः कदाचारलीनः ॥

कुदृष्टिः कुवाक्यप्रबन्धः सदाहं । गतिस्त्वं गतिस्त्वं त्वमेका भवानि ॥५॥

 

प्रजेशं रमेशं महेशं सुरेशं । दिनेशं निशीथेश्वरं वा कदाचित् ॥

न जानामि चान्यत् सदाहं शरण्ये । गतिस्त्वं गतिस्त्वं त्वमेका भवानि ॥६॥

 

विवादे विषादे प्रमादे प्रवासे । जले चानले पर्वते शत्रुमध्ये ॥

अरण्ये शरण्ये सदा मां प्रपाहि । गतिस्त्वं गतिस्त्वं त्वमेका भवानि ॥७॥

 

अनाथो दरिद्रो जरारोगयुक्तो । महाक्षीणदीनः सदा जाड्यवक्त्रः ॥

विपत्तौ प्रविष्टः प्रनष्टः सदाहं । गतिस्त्वं गतिस्त्वं त्वमेका भवानि ॥८॥

 

 

bhavānyaṣṭakam

 

na tāto na mātā na bandhurna dātā na putro na putrī na bhṛtyo na bhartā

na jāyā na vidyā na vṛttirmamaiva gatistvaṃ gatistvaṃ tvamekā bhavāni 1

 

bhavābdhāvapāre mahāduḥkhabhīru papāta prakāmī pralobhī pramattaḥ

kusaṃsārapāśaprabaddhaḥ sadāhaṃ gatistvaṃ gatistvaṃ tvamekā bhavāni 2

 

na jānāmi dānaṃ na ca dhyānayogaṃ   na jānāmi tantraṃ na ca stotramantram

na jānāmi pūjāṃ na ca nyāsayogaṃ gatistvaṃ gatistvaṃ tvamekā bhavāni 3

 

na jānāmi puṇyaṃ na jānāmi tīrtha na jānāmi muktiṃ layaṃ vā kadācit

na jānāmi bhaktiṃ vrataṃ vāpi mātargatistvaṃ gatistvaṃ tvamekā bhavāni 4

 

kukarmī kusaṅgī kubuddhiḥ kudāsaḥ kulācārahīnaḥ kadācāralīnaḥ

kudṛṣṭiḥ kuvākyaprabandhaḥ sadāhaṃ gatistvaṃ gatistvaṃ tvamekā bhavāni 5

 

prajeśaṃ rameśaṃ maheśaṃ sureśaṃ dineśaṃ niśītheśvaraṃ vā kadācit

na jānāmi cānyat sadāhaṃ śaraṇye gatistvaṃ gatistvaṃ tvamekā bhavāni 6

 

vivāde viṣāde pramāde pravāse jale cānale parvate śatrumadhye

araṇye śaraṇye sadā māṃ prapāhi gatistvaṃ gatistvaṃ tvamekā bhavāni 7

 

anātho daridro jarārogayukto mahākṣīṇadīnaḥ sadā jāḍyavaktraḥ

vipattau praviṣṭaḥ pranaṣṭaḥ sadāhaṃ gatistvaṃ gatistvaṃ tvamekā bhavāni 8

 

 

Na thatho, na matha, na bandur na datha,

Na puthro, na puthri, na bruthyo, na bartha,

Na jayaa na Vidhya, na Vruthir mamaiva,

Gathisthwam, Gathisthwam Thwam ekaa Bhavani.

 

Neither the mother nor the father,

Neither the relation nor the friend,

Neither the son nor the daughter,

Neither the servant nor the husband,

Neither the wife nor the knowledge,

And neither my sole occupation,

Are my refuges that I can depend, Oh, Bhavani,

So you are my refuge and my only refuge, Bhavani.

 

Bhavabdhava pare, Maha dhukha Bheeru,

Papaatha prakami, pralobhi pramatha,

Kam samsara pasa prabadha sadaham,

Gathisthwam, Gathisthwam thwam ekaa Bhavani.

 

I am in this ocean of birth and death,

I am a coward, who dare not face sorrow,

I am filled with lust and sin,

I am filled with greed and desire,

And tied I am, by the this useless life that I lead,

So you are my refuge and my only refuge, Bhavani.

 

Na Janaami Dhanam, Na cha dhyana yogam,

Na janami thathram, na cha sthothra manthram,

Na janami poojam, na cha nyasa yogam,

Gathisthwam, Gathisthwam thwam ekaa Bhavani

 

Neither do I know how to give,

Nor do I know how to meditate,

Neither do I know Tantra,

Nor do I know stanzas of prayer,

Neither do I know how to worship,

Nor do I know the art of yoga,

So you are my refuge and my only refuge, Bhavani

 

Na janami Punyam, Na janami theertham,

Na janami mukthim, layam vaa kadachit,

Na janami bhakthim, vrutham vaapi maatha,

Gathisthwam, Gathisthwam, thwam ekaa Bhavani.

 

Know I not how to be righteous,

Know I not the way to the places sacred,

Know I not methods of salvation,

Know I not how to merge my mind with God,

Know I not the art of devotion,

Know I not how to practice austerities, Oh, mother,

So you are my refuge and my only refuge, Bhavani

 

Kukarmi, kusangi, kubudhi, kudhasa,

Kulachara heena, kadhachara leena,

Kudrushti, kuvakya prabandha, sadaham,

Gathisthwam, Gathisthwam, thwam ekaa Bhavani.

 

Perform I bad actions,

Keep I company of bad ones,

Think I bad and sinful thoughts,

Serve I Bad masters,

Belong I to a bad family,

Immersed I am in sinful acts,

See I with bad intentions,

Write I collection of bad words,

Always and always,

So you are my refuge and my only refuge, Bhavani.

 

Prajesam, Ramesam, Mahesam, Suresam,

Dhinesam, Nisidheswaram vaa kadachit,

Na janami chanyath sadaham saranye,

Gathisthwam, Gathisthwam thwam ekaa Bhavani

 

Neither Do I know the creator,

Nor the Lord of Lakshmi,

Neither do I know the lord of all,

Nor do I know the lord of devas,

Neither do I know the God who makes the day,

Nor the God who rules at night,

Neither do I know any other Gods,

Oh, Goddess to whom I bow always,

So you are my refuge and my only refuge, Bhavani

 

Vivadhe, Vishadhe, pramadhe, pravase,

Jale cha anale parvathe shatru madhye,

Aranye, saranye sada maam prapahi,

Gathisthwam, Gathisthwam, thwam ekaa Bhavani.

 

While I am in a heated argument,

While I am immersed in sorrow,

While I am suffering an accident,

While I am travelling far off,

While I am in water or fire,

While I am on the top of a mountain,

While I am surrounded by enemies,

And while I am in a deep forest,

Oh Goddess, I always bow before thee,

So you are my refuge and my only refuge, Bhavani

 

Anadho, dharidro, jara roga yuktho,

Maha Ksheena dheena, sada jaadya vakthra,

Vipathou pravishta, pranshata sadhaham,

Gathisthwam, Gathisthwam, thwam ekaa Bhavani.

 

While being an orphan,

While being extremely poor,

While affected by disease of old age,

While I am terribly tired,

While I am in a pitiable state,

While I am being swallowed by problems,

And While I suffer serious dangers,

I always bow before thee,

So you are my refuge and only refuge, Bhavani

 

 


 

Nava Durga Stotram

 

By Vagdevi

 

नवदुर्गास्तोत्रम्

 

गणेशः
हरिद्राभञ्चतुर्वादु हारिद्रवसनंविभुम्
पाशाङ्कुशधरं दैवंमोदकन्दन्तमेव

 

देवी शैलपुत्री
वन्दे वाञ्छितलाभाय चन्द्रार्धकृतशेखरां।
वृषारूढां शूलधरां शैलपुत्री यशस्विनीम्

 

देवी ब्रह्मचारिणी
दधाना करपद्माभ्यामक्षमाला कमण्डलू
देवी प्रसीदतु मयि ब्रह्मचारिण्यनुत्तमा

 

देवी चन्द्रघण्टेति
पिण्डजप्रवरारूढा चन्दकोपास्त्रकैर्युता
प्रसादं तनुते मह्यं चन्द्रघण्टेति विश्रुता

 

देवी कूष्माण्डा
सुरासम्पूर्णकलशं रुधिराप्लुतमेव
दधाना हस्तपद्माभ्यां कूष्माण्डा शुभदास्तु मे

 

देवी स्कन्दमाता
सिंहासनगता नित्यं पद्माश्रितकरद्वया
शुभदास्तु सदा देवी स्कन्दमाता यशस्विनी

 

देवी कात्यायणी
चन्द्रहासोज्ज्वलकरा शार्दूलवरवाहना
कात्यायनी शुभं दद्यादेवी दानवघातिनी

 

देवी कालरात्रि
एकवेणी जपाकर्णपूर नग्ना खरास्थिता
लम्बोष्ठी कर्णिकाकर्णी तैलाभ्यक्तशरीरिणी

वामपादोल्लसल्लोहलताकण्टकभूषणा
वर्धनमूर्ध्वजा कृष्णा कालरात्रिर्भयङ्करी

 

देवी महागौरी
श्वेते वृषे समारूढा श्वेताम्बरधरा शुचिः
महागौरी शुभं दद्यान्महादेवप्रमोददा

 

देवी सिद्धिदात्रि
सिद्धगन्धर्वयक्षाद्यैरसुरैरमरैरपि
सेव्यमाना सदा भूयात् सिद्धिदा सिद्धिदायिनी

 

 

gaṇeśaḥ
haridrābhañcaturvādu hāridravasanaṃvibhum |
pāśāṅkuśadharaṃ daivaṃmodakandantameva ca ||

 

Salutation to Lord Ganesh who is dressed in yellow as turmeric, who has four arms,

one touches his trunk, one keeps the noose,

the goad and the other a bowl with modaka sweets.

I bow to the God with a single tusk.

 

 

devī  śailaputrī
vande vāñchitalābhāya candrārdhakṛtaśekharāṃ|
vṛṣārūḍhāṃ śūladharāṃ śailaputrī yaśasvinīm ||

 

Daughter of the mountain

Salutations to Shailaputri, the fulfiller of desires,

Who has the moon’s crescent, who rides on a bull. 

 

 

devī brahmacāriṇī
dadhānā karapadmābhyāmakṣamālā kamaṇḍalū |
devī prasīdatu mayi brahmacāriṇyanuttamā ||

 

Unmarried maid

Let the incomparable Goddess Brahmacharini, holding in her

Lotus like hands the rosary and the water pot, shower her grace on me.

 

 

devī candraghaṇṭeti
piṇḍajapravarārūḍhā candakopāstrakairyutā |
prasādaṃ tanute mahyaṃ candraghaṇṭeti viśrutā ||

 

She who wears a semicircular moon

Let the famous Chandra Ghanta, riding on a tiger,

Who is intensely violent and angry, may shower her grace on me.

 

 

devī kūṣmāṇḍā
surāsampūrṇakalaśaṃ rudhirāplutameva ca |
dadhānā hastapadmābhyāṃ kūṣmāṇḍā śubhadāstu me ||

 

The little warm creator

Let the Goddess Khooshmanda, who has two pots,

Full of blood and holds lotus flower in her hand, be kind to me.

 

 

devī skandamātā
siṃhāsanagatā nityaṃ padmāśritakaradvayā |
śubhadāstu sadā devī skandamātā yaśasvinī ||

 

The mother of Lord Subramanya

Let the renowned Skanda Mata who sits on the throne,

Who has lotus flowers in both her hands, be kind to me.

 

 

devī kātyāyaṇī
candrahāsojjvalakarā śārdūlavaravāhanā |
kātyāyanī śubhaṃ dadyādevī dānavaghātinī ||

 

Daughter of sage Katyayana

Let Goddess Katyayani, who holds the shining Chandrahasa,

Who rides on the imperial lion and who is the killer of asuras, give me good things.

 

 

devī kālarātri
ekaveṇī japākarṇapūra nagnā kharāsthitā |
lamboṣṭhī karṇikākarṇī tailābhyaktaśarīriṇī ||

vāmapādollasallohalatākaṇṭakabhūṣaṇā |
vardhanamūrdhvajā kṛṣṇā kālarātrirbhayaṅkarī ||

 

Dark night

Let the fearsome black Kalaratri, who has one braid,

Who decorates herself with a rose and lotus flower,

Has ornaments in her ears, who is naked,

Who rides on a donkey, who has long lips,

Who has applied oil all over her body,

Who wears several colored ornaments,

Remove the darkness of my ignorance.

  

 

devī mahāgaurī
śvete vṛṣe samārūḍhā śvetāmbaradharā śuciḥ |
mahāgaurī śubhaṃ dadyānmahādevapramodadā ||

 

The pure white goddess

Let the Mahagauri who rides on a white bull, who is dressed in white,

Who is pure, give me auspiciousness and make Lord Shiva happy.

 

 

devī siddhidātri
siddhagandharvayakṣādyairasurairamarairapi |
sevyamānā sadā bhūyāt siddhidā siddhidāyinī ||

 

Giver of occult powers

Let the Siddhidatri who is always served by Siddhas,

Gandarvas, Yakshas, Asuras and Devas,

Always give me victory in every venture.

 

 


 

Linga Ashtakam

 

 

ब्रह्ममुरारि सुरार्चित लिङ्गं निर्मलभासित शोभित लिङ्गम् ।

जन्मज दुःख विनाशक लिङ्गं तत्-प्रणमामि सदाशिव लिङ्गम् ॥१॥

 

देवमुनि प्रवरार्चित लिङ्गं कामदहन करुणाकर लिङ्गम् ।

रावण दर्प विनाशन लिङ्गं तत्-प्रणमामि सदाशिव लिङ्गम् ॥२॥

 

सर्व सुगन्ध सुलेपित लिङ्गं बुद्धि विवर्धन कारण लिङ्गम् ।

सिद्ध सुरासुर वन्दित लिङ्गं तत्-प्रणमामि सदाशिव लिङ्गम् ॥३॥

 

कनक महामणि भूषित लिङ्गं फणिपति वेष्टित शोभित लिङ्गम् ।

दक्ष सुयज्ञ निनाशन लिङ्गं तत्-प्रणमामि सदाशिव लिङ्गम् ॥४॥

 

कुङ्कुम चन्दन लेपित लिङ्गं पङ्कज हार सुशोभित लिङ्गम् ।

सञ्चित पाप विनाशन लिङ्गं तत्-प्रणमामि सदाशिव लिङ्गम् ॥५॥

 

देवगणार्चित सेवित लिङ्गं भावै-र्भक्तिभिरेव च लिङ्गम् ।

दिनकर कोटि प्रभाकर लिङ्गं तत्-प्रणमामि सदाशिव लिङ्गम् ॥६॥

 

अष्टदलोपरिवेष्टित लिङ्गं सर्वसमुद्भव कारण लिङ्गम् ।

अष्टदरिद्र विनाशन लिङ्गं तत्-प्रणमामि सदाशिव लिङ्गम् ॥७॥

 

सुरगुरु सुरवर पूजित लिङ्गं सुरवन पुष्प सदार्चित लिङ्गम् ।

परात्परं परमात्मक लिङ्गं तत्-प्रणमामि सदाशिव लिङ्गम् ॥८॥

 

लिङ्गाष्टकमिदं पुण्यं यः पठेश्शिव सन्निधौ । शिवलोकमवाप्नोति शिवेन सह मोदते ॥

 

 

brahmamurāri surārcita liṅgaṃ nirmalabhāsita śobhita liṅgam |

janmaja duḥkha vināśaka liṅgaṃ tat-praṇamāmi sadāśiva liṅgam || 1 ||

 

I bow before that Sada Shiva (Eternal Shiva) Lingam, Which is worshipped by Brahma, Vishnu and other Gods,

Which is pure and resplendent, And which destroys sorrows arising out of birth and death. .1.

 

 

devamuni pravarārcita liṅgaṃ kāmadahana karuṇākara liṅgam |

rāvaṇa darpa vināśana liṅgaṃ tat-praṇamāmi sadāśiva liṅgam || 2 ||

 

I bow before that Sada Shiva Lingam, Which is worshipped by great sages and devas,

The destroyer of Kama, the compassionate, And which destroyed the pride of Ravana. .2.

 

 

sarva sugandha sulepita liṅgaṃ buddhi vivardhana kāraṇa liṅgam |

siddha surāsura vandita liṅgaṃ tat-praṇamāmi sadāśiva liṅgam || 3 ||

 

I bow before that Sada Shiva Lingam, Which is well annointed with all fragrances,

Which leads to growth of wisdom, And which is worshipped by sages, devas and asuras. .3.

 

 

kanaka mahāmaṇi bhūṣita liṅgaṃ phaṇipati veṣṭita śobhita liṅgam |

dakṣa suyaṅña nināśana liṅgaṃ tat-praṇamāmi sadāśiva liṅgam || 4 ||

 

I bow before that Sada Shiva Lingam, Which is ornamented by gold and jewels,

Which is radiant and who has the king of serpents, coiled around him, And which destroyed the Yagña of Daksha. .4.

 

 

kuṅkuma candana lepita liṅgaṃ paṅkaja hāra suśobhita liṅgam |

sañcita pāpa vināśana liṅgaṃ tat-praṇamāmi sadāśiva liṅgam || 5 ||

 

I bow before that Sada Shiva Lingam, Which is smeared with sandal paste and saffron,

Which is decorated with garland of lotus flowers, And which can destroy accumulated sins. .5.

 

 

devagaṇārcita sevita liṅgaṃ bhāvai-rbhaktibhireva ca liṅgam |

dinakara koṭi prabhākara liṅgaṃ tat-praṇamāmi sadāśiva liṅgam || 6 ||

 

I bow before that Sada Shiva Lingam, Which is is worshipped by gods and other beings,

Which is the doorway for devotion and good thought, And whose splendor is like millions of Suns. .6.

 

 

aṣṭadaḷopariveṣṭita liṅgaṃ sarvasamudbhava kāraṇa liṅgam |

aṣṭadaridra vināśana liṅgaṃ tat-praṇamāmi sadāśiva liṅgam || 7 ||

 

I bow before that Sada Shiva Lingam, Which is enveloped with eight-fold petals,

Which is the cause of all creation, And which destroys eight types of poverty. .7.

 

 

suraguru suravara pūjita liṅgaṃ suravana puṣpa sadārcita liṅgam |

parātparaṃ paramātmaka liṅgaṃ tat-praṇamāmi sadāśiva liṅgam || 8 ||

 

I bow before that Sada Shiva Lingam, Which is worshipped by the gurus of gods,

Which is worshipped by the best of gods, Which is always worshipped by the flowers,

From the garden of Gods, Which is the eternal abode, And which is the ultimate truth. .8.

 

 

liṅgāṣṭakamidaṃ puṇyaṃ yaḥ paṭheśśiva sannidhau | śivalokamavāpnoti śivena saha modate ||

 

Any one who chants the holy octet of the Lingam, In the holy presence of Lord Shiva,

Would in the end reach the world of Shiva, And keep him company.

 

 


 

Shiva Panchakshara Stotram

 

शिव   पञ्चाक्षर   स्तोत्रम्

 

नागेन्द्रहाराय त्रिलोचनाय भस्माङ्गरागाय महेश्वराय

नित्याय शुद्धाय दिगम्बराय तस्मै नकाराय नमः शिवाय ॥१॥

 

मन्दाकिनीसलिलचन्दनचर्चिताय नन्दीश्वरप्रमथनाथमहेश्वराय

मन्दारपुष्पबहुपुष्पसुपूजिताय तस्मै मकाराय नमः शिवाय ॥२॥

 

शिवाय गौरीवदनाब्जबालसूर्याय दक्षाध्वरनाशकाय

श्रीनीलकण्ठाय वृषध्वजाय तस्मै शिकाराय नमः शिवाय ॥३॥

 

वशिष्ठकुम्भोद्भवगौतमार्यमूनीन्द्रदेवार्चितशेखराय

चन्द्रार्कवैश्वानरलोचनाय तस्मै वकाराय नमः शिवाय ॥४॥

 

यज्ञस्वरूपाय जटाधराय पिनाकहस्ताय सनातनाय

दिव्याय देवाय दिगम्बराय तस्मै यकाराय नमः शिवाय ॥५॥

 

पञ्चाक्षरमिदं पुण्यं यः पठेच्छिवसंनिधौ

शिवलोकमावाप्नोति शिवेन सह मोदते ॥६॥

 

 

Nagendra-Haraya Tri-Lochanaya Bhasma-Anga-Ragaya Maheshvaraya |

Nityaya Shuddhaya Digambaraya Tasmai Nakaraya Namah Shivaya ||1||

 

Salutations to Maheshvara, who has the King of Snakes as his garland and who has three eyes,

Whose body is smeared with Sacred Ashes and who is the Great Lord,

Who is eternal, who is ever pure, ever free and who has the entire sky as his clothes,

Salutations to that Shiva, who is represented by syllable "Na", The first syllable of the Panchakshara mantra "Na-Mah-Shi-Va-Ya".

  

 

Mandakini-Salila-Chandana-Charchitaya Nandi-Ishvara-Pramatha-Natha-Maheshvaraya |

Mandara-Pushpa-Bahu-Pushpa-Su-Puujitaya Tasmai Makaraya Namah Shivaya ||2||

 

Salutations to Maheshvara, Who is worshipped with water from the River Mandakini and smeared with sandal paste,

Who is the Lord of Nandi and of the ghosts and goblins, the Great Lord,

Who is worshipped with Mandara and many other flowers,

Salutations to that Shiva, Who is represented by syllable "Ma", the second syllable of the Panchakshara mantra "Na-Mah-Shi-Va-Ya".

  

 

Shivaya Gauri-Vadana-Abja-Bala-Suryaya Daksha-Adhvara-Nashakaya |

Shri-Nilakanthaya Vrisha-Dhvajaya Tasmai Shikaraya Namah Shivaya ||3||

 

Salutations to Shiva, Who is auspicious and who is like the newly risen sun causing the Lotus-Face of Gauri to blossom,

Who is the destroyer of the Sacrifice of Daksha,

Who has a blue throat and has a bull as his emblem,

Salutations to that Shiva, Who is represented by syllable "Shi", the third syllable of the Panchakshara mantra "Na-Mah-Shi-Va-Ya".

  

 

Vashishtha-Kumbhodbhava-Gautama-Arya-Muni-Indra-Deva-Archita-Shekharaya |

Chandra-Arka-Vaishvanara-Locanaya Tasmai Vakaaraya Namah Shivaya ||4||

 

Salutations to Him, Who is Worshipped by the Best and most Respected Sages like Vashistha,

Agastya and Gautama and also by the Gods and Who is the Crown of the Universe,

Who has the Chandra (Moon), Surya (Sun) and Agni (Fire) as his three eyes,

Salutations to that Shiva, Who is represented by syllable "Va", the fourth syllable of the Panchakshara mantra "Na-Mah-Shi-Va-Ya".

 

 

Yajña-Svarupaya Jatta-Dharaya Pinaka-Hastaya Sanatanaya |

Divyaya Devaya Digambaraya Tasmai Yakaraya Namah Shivaya ||5||

 

Salutations to Him Who is the Embodiment of Yajña (Sacrifice) and who has matted hairs,

Who has the Trident in his hand and who is eternal,

Who is Divine, Who is the Shining One and who has the entire sky as his clothes,

Salutations to that Shiva, Who is represented by syllable "Ya", the fifth syllable of the Panchakshara mantra "Na-Mah-Shi-Va-Ya".

 

 

 

Panchaksharam-Idam Punyam Yah Patthe-Shiva-Samnidhau |

Shivalokam-Avapnoti Shivena Saha Modate ||6||

 

Whoever recites this Panchakshara (hymn in praise of the five syllables of Na-Mah-Shi-Va-Ya) near Shiva,

Will attain the Abode of Shiva and enjoy His Bliss.

 

 


 

Shiva Shadakshara Stotram

 

शिव षडक्षर स्तोत्रम्

 

ॐकारं बिंदुसंयुक्तं नित्यं ध्यायंति योगिनः

कामदं मोक्षदं चैव ॐकाराय नमो नमः ॥१॥

नमंति ऋषयो देवा नमन्त्यप्सरसां गणाः

नरा नमंति देवेशं नकाराय नमो नमः ॥२॥

महादेवं महात्मानं महाध्यानं परायणम्

महापापहरं देवं मकाराय नमो नमः ॥३॥

शिवं शांतं जगन्नाथं लोकानुग्रहकारकम्

शिवमेकपदं नित्यं शिकाराय नमो नमः ॥४॥

वाहनं वृषभो यस्य वासुकिः कंठभूषणम्

वामे शक्तिधरं देवं वकाराय नमो नमः ॥५॥

यत्र यत्र स्थितो देवः सर्वव्यापी महेश्वरः

यो गुरुः सर्वदेवानां यकाराय नमो नमः ॥६॥

षडक्षरमिदं स्तोत्रं यः पठेच्छिवसंनिधौ

शिवलोकमवाप्नोति शिवेन सह मोदते ॥७॥

 

Omkaaram Bindu-Samyuktam Nityam Dhyaayanti Yoginah |

Kaamadam Mokshadam Caiva Omkaaraaya Namo Namah ||1||

 

Salutations to Him, who resides In the Spiritual Heart Center as Omkara, on whom the Yogis constantly meditate.

Who grants all desires and also liberation to His devotees.

Salutations to that Shiva, who is represented by syllable "Om", the first syllable of the Sadakshara Mantra "Om-Na-Mah-Shi-Va-Ya".

 

 

Namanti Rishayo Devaa Namanty-Apsarasaam Ganaah |

Naraa Namanti Devesham Nakaaraaya Namo Namah ||2||

 

Salutations to Him, to whom the Rishis, the Devas and the group of Apsaras bow down in reverential salutation.

To whom the Men bow down in reverential salutation and who is the Lord of the Devas.

Salutations to that Shiva, who is represented by syllable "Na", the second syllable of the Sadakshara Mantra "Om-Na-Mah-Shi-Va-Ya".

 

 

Mahaadevam Mahaa-Aatmaanam Mahaa-Dhyaanam Paraayannam |

Mahaa-Paapa-Haram Devam Makaaraaya Namo Namah ||3||

 

Salutations to Him, who is the Great God, who is a Great Soul, who is the final aim of all meditation,

Who is the great destroyer of sins of His devotees.

Salutations to that Shiva, who is represented by syllable "Ma", the third syllable of the Sadakshara Mantra "Om-Na-Mah-Shi-Va-Ya".

 

 

Shivam Shaamtam Jagannaatham Lokanugraha-Kaarakam |

Shivam-Eka-Padam Nityam Shikaaraaya Namo Namah ||4||

 

Salutations to Him, who is the most auspicious, who is the abode of Peace, who is the Lord of the world, who works for the welfare of the world.

Who is the One Eternal Word known as Shiva.

Salutations to that Shiva, Who is represented by syllable "Shi", the fourth syllable of the Sadakshara Mantra "Om-Na-Mah-Shi-Va-Ya".

 

 

Vaahanam Vrishabho Yasya Vaasukih Kamttha-Bhuushannam |

Vaame Shakti-Dharam Devam Vakaaraaya Namo Namah ||5||

 

Salutations to Him, who has a bull as His vehicle, who has the snake Vasuki as the ornament of His neck,

Who has the Divine Mother Shakti on His left.

Salutations to that Shiva, who is represented by syllable "Va", the fifth syllable of the Sadakshara Mantra "Om-Na-Mah-Shi-Va-Ya".

 

 

Yatra Yatra Sthito Devah Sarva-Vyaapii Maheshvarah |

Yo Guruh Sarva-Devaanaam Yakaaraaya Namo Namah ||6||

 

Salutations to Him, who is present everywhere wherever the Devas abide,

Who is the Guru of all Devas,

Salutations to that Shiva, who is represented by syllable "Ya", the sixth syllable of the Sadakshara Mantra "Om-Na-Mah-Shi-Va-Ya".

 

 

Shaddaksharam-Idam Stotram Yah Patthe-Shiva-Samnidhau |

Shiva-Lokam-Avaapnoti Shivena Saha Modate ||7||

 

Whoever recites this Shadakshara (hymn in praise of the six syllables of Om-Na-Mah-Shi-Va-Ya) near Shiva,

Will attain the Abode of Shiva and enjoy His Bliss.

 

 


 

Shiva Tandava Stotram

 

 

सार्थशिवताण्डवस्तोत्रम्

 

जटाटवीगलज्जलप्रवाहपावितस्थले

गलेऽवलम्ब्य लम्बितां भुजङ्गतुङ्गमालिकाम् |

डमड्डमड्डमड्डमन्निनादवड्डमर्वयं

चकार चण्डताण्डवं तनोतु नः शिवः शिवम् ||||

 

जटाकटाहसंभ्रमभ्रमन्निलिम्पनिर्झरी

विलोलवीचिवल्लरीविराजमानमूर्धनि |

धगद्धगद्धगज्ज्वलल्ललाटपट्टपावके

किशोरचन्द्रशेखरे रतिः प्रतिक्षणं मम ||||

 

धराधरेन्द्रनंदिनीविलासबन्धुबन्धुर

स्फुरद्दिगन्तसन्ततिप्रमोदमानमानसे |

कृपाकटाक्षधोरणीनिरुद्धदुर्धरापदि

क्वचिद्दिगम्बरे मनो विनोदमेतु वस्तुनि ||||

 

लताभुजङ्गपिङ्गलस्फुरत्फणामणिप्रभा

कदम्बकुङ्कुमद्रवप्रलिप्तदिग्वधूमुखे |

मदान्धसिन्धुरस्फुरत्त्वगुत्तरीयमेदुरे

मनो विनोदमद्भुतं बिभर्तु भूतभर्तरि ||||

 

सहस्रलोचनप्रभृत्यशेषलेखशेखर

प्रसूनधूलिधोरणी विधूसराङ्घ्रिपीठभूः |

भुजङ्गराजमालया निबद्धजाटजूटक

श्रियै चिराय जायतां चकोरबन्धुशेखरः ||||

 

ललाटचत्वरज्वलद्धनञ्जयस्फुलिङ्गभा

निपीतपञ्चसायकं नमन्निलिम्पनायकम् |

सुधामयूखलेखया विराजमानशेखरं

महाकपालिसम्पदेशिरोजटालमस्तु नः  ||||

 

करालभालपट्टिकाधगद्धगद्धगज्ज्वल

द्धनञ्जयाहुतीकृतप्रचण्डपञ्चसायके |

धराधरेन्द्रनन्दिनीकुचाग्रचित्रपत्रक

प्रकल्पनैकशिल्पिनि त्रिलोचने रतिर्मम |||||

 

नवीनमेघमण्डली निरुद्धदुर्धरस्फुरत्

कुहूनिशीथिनीतमः प्रबन्धबद्धकन्धरः |

निलिम्पनिर्झरीधरस्तनोतु कृत्तिसिन्धुरः

कलानिधानबन्धुरः श्रियं जगद्धुरंधरः ||||

 

प्रफुल्लनीलपङ्कजप्रपञ्चकालिमप्रभा

वलम्बिकण्ठकन्दलीरुचिप्रबद्धकन्धरम् |

स्मरच्छिदं पुरच्छिदं भवच्छिदं मखच्छिदं

गजच्छिदांधकच्छिदं तमंतकच्छिदं भजे ||||

 

अखर्व( अगर्व) सर्वमङ्गलाकलाकदंबमञ्जरी

रसप्रवाहमाधुरी विजृंभणामधुव्रतम् |

स्मरान्तकं पुरान्तकं भवान्तकं मखान्तकं

गजान्तकान्धकान्तकं तमन्तकान्तकं भजे ||१०||

 

जयत्वदभ्रविभ्रमभ्रमद्भुजङ्गमश्वस

द्विनिर्गमत्क्रमस्फुरत्करालभालहव्यवाट् |

धिमिद्धिमिद्धिमिध्वनन्मृदङ्गतुङ्गमङ्गल

ध्वनिक्रमप्रवर्तित प्रचण्डताण्डवः शिवः ||११||

 

स्पृषद्विचित्रतल्पयोर्भुजङ्गमौक्तिकस्रजोर्

गरिष्ठरत्नलोष्ठयोः सुहृद्विपक्षपक्षयोः |

तृष्णारविन्दचक्षुषोः प्रजामहीमहेन्द्रयोः

समप्रवृत्तिकः कदा सदाशिवं भजे ||१२||

 

कदा निलिम्पनिर्झरीनिकुञ्जकोटरे वसन्

विमुक्तदुर्मतिः सदा शिरः स्थमञ्जलिं वहन् |

विमुक्तलोललोचनो ललामभाललग्नकः

शिवेति मंत्रमुच्चरन् कदा सुखी भवाम्यहम् ||१३||

 

इदम् हि नित्यमेवमुक्तमुत्तमोत्तमं स्तवं

पठन्स्मरन्ब्रुवन्नरो विशुद्धिमेतिसंततम् |

हरे गुरौ सुभक्तिमाशु याति नान्यथा गतिं

विमोहनं हि देहिनां सुशङ्करस्य चिंतनम् ||१४||

 

पूजावसानसमये दशवक्त्रगीतं

यः शंभुपूजनपरं पठति प्रदोषे |

तस्य स्थिरां रथगजेन्द्रतुरङ्गयुक्तां

लक्ष्मीं सदैव  सुमुखिं प्रददाति शंभुः ||१५||

 

इति श्रीराव कृतम्  शिव ताण्डव स्तोत्रम् सम्पूर्णम्

 

 

 

Shiva Tandava Stotram

 

Jatatavee gala jjala pravaha pavitha sthale,

Gale avalabhya lambithaam bhujanga thunga malikaam,

Dama ddama dama ddama ninnadava damarvayam,

Chakara chanda thandavam thanothu nah shivah shivam. 1

 

 

With his neck, consecrated by the flow of water flowing from the thick forest-like locks of hair,

And on the neck, where the lofty snake is hanging garland,

And the Damaru drum making the sound of Damat Damat Damat Damat,

Lord Shiva did the auspicious dance of Tandava and may He shower prosperity on us all.

 

 

Jata kataha sambhramabrama nillimpa nirjari,

Vilola veechi vallari viraja mana moordhani,

Dhaga dhaga daga jjwala lalata patta pavake,

Kishora Chandra shekare rathi prathi kshanam mama. 2

 

I have a very deep interest in Lord Shiva,

Whose head is glorified by the rows of moving waves of the celestial river Ganga,

Agitating in the deep well of his hair-locks,

And who has the brilliant fire flaming on the surface of his forehead,

And who has the crescent moon as a jewel on his head.

 

 

Dara darendra nandini vilasa bhandhu bhandura,

Sphuradigantha santhathi pramodha mana manase,

Krupa kadaksha dhorani niruddha durdharapadi,

Kwachi digambare mano vinodhamethu vasthuni. 3

 

May my mind seek happiness in the Lord Shiva,

In whose mind all the living beings of the glorious universe exist,

Who is the sportive companion of Parvati (daughter of the mountain king),

Who controls invincible hardships with the flow of his compassionate look,

Who is all-pervasive (the Skies are his clothes).

 

 

Jada bhujanga pingala sphurath phana mani prabha,

Kadamba kumkuma drava praliptha digvadhu mukhe,

Madhandha sindhura sphurathwagu utthariya medhure,

Mano vinodhamadhbutham bibarthu bhootha bharthari. 4

 

May I seek wonderful pleasure in Lord Shiva, who is supporter of all life,

Who with his creeping snake with reddish brown hood and with the luster of his gem on it

Spreading out variegated colors on the beautiful faces of the maidens of directions,

Who is covered with a glittering upper garment made of the skin of a huge intoxicated elephant.

 

 

Sahasra lochana prabhoothyasesha lekha shekhara,

Prasoona dhooli dhorani vidhu sarangri peedabhu,

Bhujangaraja Malaya nibhadha jada jhootaka,

Sriyai chiraya jayatham chakora bandhu shekhara. 5

 

May Lord Shiva give us prosperity,

Who has the moon (relative of the Chakora bird) as his head-jewel,

Whose hair is tied by the red snake-garland,

Whose foot-stool is grayed by the flow of dust from the

Flowers from the rows of heads of all the Gods, Indra, Vishnu and others.

 

 

Lalata chathvara jwaladhanam jaya sphulingabha,

Nipeetha pancha sayagam saman nilimpanayakam,

Sudha mayookha lekhaya virajamana shekharam,

Maha kapali sampade, siro jadalamasthu nah. 6

 

May we get the wealth of Siddhis from Shiva's locks of hair,

Which devoured the God of Love with the sparks of the fire flaming in His forehead,

Who is bowed by all the celestial leaders,

Who is beautiful with a crescent moon

 

 

Karala bhala pattika dhagaddhagadhagajjwala,

Ddhanam jayahuthi krutha prachanda pancha sayage ,

Dharadharendra nandhini kuchagra chithrapathraka,

Prakalpanaika shilpini, trilochane rather mama. 7

 

My interest is in Lord Shiva, who has three eyes,

Who has offered the powerful God of Love into the fire,

Flaming Dhagad Dhagad on the flat surface of his forehead

Who is the sole expert artist of drawing decorative lines

on the tips of breasts of Parvati, the daughter of the mountain king.

 

 

Naveena megha mandali nirudha durdharath sphurath,

Kahoo niseedhi neethamah prabhandha bandha kandharah,

Nilimpa nirjari darsthanothu kruthi sindhurah,

Kala nidhana bandhurah sriyam jagat durandharah. 8

 

May Lord Shiva give us prosperity,

Who bears the burden of this universe,

Who is lovely with the moon, who is wearing the skin,

Who has the celestial river Ganga,

Whose neck is dark as midnight of new moon night covered by many layers of clouds.

 

 

Prafulla neela pankaja prapancha kalima prabha,

Valambhi kanda kanthali ruchi prabandha kandharam,

Smarschidham puraschidham bhavaschidham makhachidham,

Gajachidandakachidham tham anthakachidham bhaje. 9

 

I pray to Lord Shiva, whose neck is tied with the luster of the temples

Hanging on the neck with the glory of the fully-bloomed blue lotuses

Which looked like the blackness (sins) of the universe,

Who is the killer of Manmatha, who destroyed Tripuras,

Who destroyed the bonds of worldly life, who destroyed the sacrifice,

Who destroyed the demon Andhaka, the killer of the elephants,

And who controlled the God of death, Yama.

 

 

 

Agarva sarva mangalaa kalaa kadamba manjari,

Rasa pravaha madhuri vijrumbha mana madhu vrtham,

Suranthakam, paranthakam, bhavanthakam, makhandakam,

Gajandhakandhakandakam thamanthakanthakam bhaje. 10

 

I pray to Lord Shiva, who has bees flying all over because of the sweet

Honey from the beautiful bunch of auspicious Kadamba flowers,

Who is the killer of Manmatha, who destroyed Tripuras,

Who destroyed the bonds of worldly life, who destroyed the sacrifice,

Who destroyed the demon Andhaka, the killer of the elephants,

And who controlled the God of death, Yama.

 

 

Jayathwadhabra vibramadbujaamga maswasath,

Vinirgamath, kramasphurath, karala bhala havya vat,

Dhimiddhimiddhimidh vanan mridanga thunga mangala,

Dhwani karma pravarthitha prachanda thandavah shivah. 11

 

Lord Shiva, whose dance of Tandava is in tune with the series of loud

Sounds of drum making Dhimid Dhimid Dhimid sounds,

Who has the fire on the great forehead,

The fire that is spreading out because of the

Breath of the snake wandering in whirling motion in the glorious sky.

 

 

Drusha dwichi thra thalpayor bhujanga moukthika srajo,

Garishta rathna loshtayo suhrudhwi paksha pakshayo,

Trunara vinda chakshusho praja mahee mahendrayo,

Samapravarthika kadha sadashivam bhajamyaham. 12

 

When will I worship Lord Sadashiva (eternally auspicious)?

God, with equal vision towards the people and an emperor, and a blade of grass

And lotus-like eye, towards both friends and enemies,

towards the valuable gem and some lump of dirt,

Towards a snake and a garland and towards varied ways of the world.

 

 

Kada nilampa nirjaree nikunja kotare vasan,

Vimuktha durmathee sada sirasthanjaleem vahan,

Vilola lola lochano lalama bhala lagnaka,

Shivethi manthamucharan kada sukhee bhavamyaham. 13

 

When will I be happy, living in the hollow place near the celestial

River, Ganga, carrying the folded hands on my head all the time,

With my bad thinking washed away, and uttering the mantra of Lord Shiva

And devoted in the God with glorious forehead with vibrating eyes?

 

 

Imam hi nithya meva muktha muthamothamam sthavam,

Pathan, smaran broovan naro vishudhimethi santhatham,

Hare Gurou subhakthimasu yathi nanyadha gatheem,

Vimohinam hi dehinaam sushakarasya chithanam. 14

 

Whoever reads, remembers and says this best stotra as it is said here,

gets purified for ever, and obtains devotion in the great Guru Shiva.

For this devotion, there is no other way. Just the mere thought of

Lord Shiva indeed removes the delusion.

 

 

Poojavasana samaye dasa vakhra geetham,

Ya shambhu poojana param padthi pradhoshe,

Thasya sthiraam radha gajendra thuranga yuktham,

Lakshmeem sadaiva sumukheem pradadathi shambu. 15

 

In the evening, after sunset, at the end of Puja, whoever utters this

stotra dedicated to the worship of Shiva,

Lord Shiva blessed him with very stable Lakshmi (prosperity)

With all the richness of chariots, elephants and horses.

 

 

Iti Sriravana krutam Shiva Tandava Stotram sampurnam

 

Thus ends the Shiva Tandava Stotram written by Ravana.

 

 


 

Dakshinamurthy Stotram

 

 

दक्षिणामूर्ति   स्तोत्रम्

 

ध्यानम्

 

मौनव्याख्या प्रकटित परब्रह्मतत्त्वं युवानं

वर्षिष्ठांते वसद् ऋषिगणौः आवृतं ब्रह्मनिष्ठैः

आचार्येन्द्रं करकलित चिन्मुद्रमानंदमूर्तिं

स्वात्मारामं मुदितवदनं दक्षिणामूर्तिमीडे

 

स्तोत्रम्

 

विश्वं दर्पणदृश्यमाननगरीतुल्यं निजान्तर्गतं

पश्यन्नात्मनि मायया बहिरिवोद्भूतं यथा निद्रया

यः साक्षात्कुरुते प्रबोधसमये स्वात्मानमेवाद्वयं

तस्मै श्रीगुरुमूर्तये नम इदं श्रीदक्षिणामूर्तये ॥१॥

 

बीजस्याऽन्तरिवाङ्कुरो जगदिदं प्राङ्गनिर्विकल्पं पुनः

मायाकल्पितदेशकालकलना वैचित्र्यचित्रीकृतम्

मायावीव विजृम्भयत्यपि महायोगीव यः स्वेच्छया

तस्मै श्रीगुरुमूर्तये नम इदं श्रीदक्षिणामूर्तये ॥२॥

 

यस्यैव स्फुरणं सदात्मकमसत्कल्पार्थकं भासते

साक्षात्तत्त्वमसीति वेदवचसा यो बोधयत्याश्रितान्

यत्साक्षात्करणाद्भवेन्न पुनरावृत्तिर्भवाम्भोनिधौ

तस्मै श्रीगुरुमूर्तये नम इदं श्रीदक्षिणामूर्तये ॥३॥

 

नानाच्छिद्रघटोदरस्थितमहादीपप्रभा भास्वरं

ज्ञानं यस्य तु चक्षुरादिकरणद्वारा वहिः स्पन्दते

जानामीति तमेव भान्तमनुभात्येतत्समस्तं जगत्

तस्मै श्रीगुरुमूर्तये नम इदं श्रीदक्षिणामूर्तये ॥४॥

 

देहं प्राणमपीन्द्रियाण्यपि चलां बुद्धिं शून्यं विदुः

स्त्रीबालान्धजडोपमास्त्वहमिति भ्रान्ता भृशं वादिनः

मायाशक्तिविलासकल्पितमहाव्यामोहसंहारिणो

तस्मै श्रीगुरुमूर्तये नम इदं श्रीदक्षिणामूर्तये ॥५॥

 

राहुग्रस्तदिवाकरेन्दुसदृशो मायासमाच्छादनात्

सन्मात्रः करणोपसंहरणतो योऽभूत्सुषुप्तः पुमान्

प्रागस्वाप्समिति प्रबोधसमये यः प्रत्यभिज्ञायते

तस्मै श्रीगुरुमूर्तये नम इदं श्रीदक्षिणामूर्तये ॥६॥

 

बाल्यादिष्वपि जाग्रदादिषु तथा सर्वास्ववस्थास्वपि

व्यावृत्तास्वनुवर्तमानमहमित्यन्तः स्फुरन्तं सदा

स्वात्मानं प्रकटीकरोति भजतां यो मुद्रयाभद्रया

तस्मै श्रीगुरुमूर्तये नम इदं श्रीदक्षिणामूर्तये ॥७॥

 

विश्वं पश्यति कार्यकारणतया स्वस्वामिसम्बन्धतः

शिष्याचार्यतया तथैव पितृपुत्राद्यात्मना भेदतः

स्वप्ने जाग्रति वा एष पुरुषो मायापरिभ्रामितः

तस्मै श्रीगुरुमूर्तये नम इदं श्रीदक्षिणामूर्तये ॥८॥

 

भूरम्भांस्यनलोऽनिलोऽम्बरमहर्नाथो हिमांशु पुमान्

इत्याभाति चराचरात्मकमिदं यस्यैव मूर्त्यष्टकम्

नान्यत् किञ्चन विद्यते विमृशतां यस्मात्परस्माद्विभोः

तस्मै श्रीगुरुमूर्तये नम इदं श्रीदक्षिणामूर्तये ॥९॥

 

सर्वात्मत्वमिति स्फुटीकृतमिदं यस्मादमुष्मिन् स्तवे

तेनास्य श्रवणात्तदर्थमननाद्ध्यानाच्च संकीर्तनात्

सर्वात्मत्वमहाविभूतिसहितं स्यादीश्वरत्वं स्वतः

सिद्ध्येत्तत्पुनरष्टधा परिणतं चैश्वर्यमव्याहतम् ॥१०॥

 

By Adi Shankara

 

Translated by P.R. Ramachander

 

 

Adi Shankara wrote many beautiful Stotram (hymns) that describe in a sublime way the various forms of the divine, but the Dakshinamurthy Stotram is not only the description of a deity but also the summary of the non-dualistic philosophy (Advaita).

Dakshinamurthy is an incarnation of Shiva. This aspect of Shiva is his personification as the supreme awareness, understanding and knowledge.

 

 

 

Dhyanam

 

Mouna Vyakhya prakatitha, para,

Brahma thathwam yuvanam,

Varshishtha anthevasad rishiganai,

Ravrutham brahma nishtai,

Acharyendram kara kalihtha chin,

Mudram ananda roopam,

Swathmaramam mudhitha vadanam,

Dakshinamurthimeede.

 

I praise and salute that Dakshinamurthy,

Who faces the south,

Who explains the true nature of the supreme Brahman,

Through his state of silence,

Who is young in looks,

Who is surrounded by disciples who are old Sages,

Whose minds are fixed on Brahman,

Who is the greatest of teachers,

Who shows the Chin Mudra (Thumb and forefinger join as a zero) by his hand,

Who is personification of happiness,

Who is in the state of extreme joy within himself,

And who has a smiling face.

 

Stotram

 

Viswam darpana drusyamana nagari,

Thulyam nijantargatham,

Pasyannathmani mayaya bahirivoth,

Bhutham yatha nidraya,

Ya sakshath kuruthe prabodha samaye,

Swathmanameva dwayam,

Thasmai sri guru murthaye nama idham,

Sree Dakshinamurthaye. || 1 ||

 

Similar to the image of a town as seen in the mirror,

When one sees the image of the world within him,

The world appears as if it is outside.

It is similar to his seeing due to illusion,

During the state of sleep,

That the one real fact appears as many different truths,

And he realizes, when he wakes up and sees the reality,

That he is really the one and only one soul.

Salutation to the God facing the south,

Who is the greatest teacher.

 

 

Beejasyanthari vankuro jagadhidham,

Prang nirvikalpam puna,

Mayakalpitha desa kala kalanaa,

Vaichithrya chithrikrutham,

Mayaveeva vijrumbhayathyapi maha,

Yogeeva yah swechaya,

Thasmai sri guru murthaye nama idham,

Sree dakshinamurthaye. || 2 ||

 

Like the germ inside the seed is its part,

But becomes different after development

The many places and time which are before us,

Are drawn by illusion in the board of life in a peculiar manner,

By a great savant or an expert Siddha,

Who can create them as per their will,

Salutation to the God facing the south,

Who is the greatest teacher.

 

 

Yasyaiva sphuranam sadathmakamasath,

Kalparthagam bhasathe,

Sakshaath thathwamaseethi veda vachasa,

Yobodhyathyasrithhan,

Yath saksht karanath bhavenna punara,

Aavrithir bhavambhonidhow,

Thasmai sri guru murthaye nama idham,

Sree dakshinamurthaye. || 3 ||

 

He who exists as the real light of truth,

And shines in the false world of appearance,

And He who teaches disciples the great saying,

“Thou art that” after realizing its import,

Gets away from this cycle of life and death.

Salutation to the God facing the south,

Who is the greatest teacher.

 

 

Nanachidhra ghato dhara sthitha maha,

Deepa prabha bhaswaram,

Jnanam yasya thu chakshuradhi karana,

Dwara bahi spandathe,

Jaanameethi tham eva baandham anubathi,

Yethath samastham jagat,

Thasmai sri guru murthaye nama idham,

Sree dakshinamurthaye. || 4 ||

 

Like the light emanating from a lamp,

Kept in a pot with many holes,

Goes out in all directions,

In the person in whom the wisdom goes out

Through the openings of ear, eye, mouth and thought,

And when that person realizes that “I know myself”,

This whole universe shines after Him alone,

Who shines in the consciousness as the knower.

Salutation to the God facing the south,

Who is the greatest teacher.

 

 

Deham pranam api indryanyapi chalaam,

Budhim cha soonyam vidhu,

Stree balandha jadopamasthvaha mithi,

Brandha brusam vadhina,

Maya sakthi vilasa kalpitha maha,

Vyamoha samharine,

Thasmai sri guru murthaye nama idham,

Sree dakshinamurthaye. || 5 ||

 

Those great philosophers , who think that,

The body, the soul and the fickle intellect,

The concept of emptiness and all other nothingness,

Are nothing but themselves,

Are similar to the women children, blind and the ignorant.

It is only He who can destroy, this veil of ignorance,

And wake us up from this state of deceit.

Salutation to the God facing the south,

Who is the greatest teacher.

 

 

Rahu grastha divakarendu sadrusho,

Maya samachadanath,

Sanamthra karanopa samharanatho,

Yo abhoot sushuptha pumaan,

Pragaswapsaamithi prabodha samaye,

Yaa prathyabignayathe,

Thasmai sri guru murthaye nama idham,

Sree dakshinamurthaye. || 6 ||

 

Similar to the Sun when being masked by the serpent Rahu,

Knows that it was existing, once the eclipse is over

That man whose senses are suppressed

When he is asleep,

Because of the veil of illusion,

Realizes that he was in the state of sleep,

When he wakes up.

Salutation to the God facing the south,

Who is the greatest teacher.

 

 

Balyadishwapi jagaradhadishu thadha,

Sarva sva avasthasthaswapi,

Vyavrutha swanuvarthamanamaha,

Mithyanth sphurantham sada,

Svathmaanam pragatikarothi bajatham,

Yo mudraya bhadraya,

Thasmai sri guru murthaye nama idham,

Sree dakshinamurthaye. || 7 ||

 

Salutations to Him who shines and exhibits Himself

By the beatific Chin Mudra of the hand (Thumb and forefinger join as a zero),

That He exists within the humans as Self,

Forever and non-changing,

Even during the changing states of childhood, youth and old age

And even during the states of sleep, dream and wakefulness.

Salutation to the God facing the south,

Who is the greatest teacher.

 

 

Viswam pasyathi karya karana thaya,

Swa swami sambandatha,

Sishyacharya thaya thadaiva pithru,

Puthradhyathmana bedatha,

Swapne Jagrathi va ya esha purusho,

Maya Paribramitha,

Thasmai sri guru murthaye nama idham,

Sree dakshinamurthaye. || 8 ||

 

The world sees as cause and effect,

The differences between us and our Lord,

The distinction between teacher and the taught,

The distinction between father and son,

And so the man is confused by illusion,

And believes in these differences,

During the times of dream and wakefulness.

Salutation to the God facing the south,

Who is the greatest teacher.

 

 

Bhoorambaamsya anilo ambhara,

Maharnadho himamasu puman,

Ithyabhathi characharathmakamidham,

Yasyaiva murthyashtakam,

Nanyath kinchana vidhyathe vimrusathaam,

Yasmath parasmath vibho,

Thasmai sri guru murthaye nama idham,

Sree dakshinamurthaye. || 9 ||

 

To the sake of which supreme Brahman,

The universe is shining as self,

Which is Movable and immovable, with its aspects?

Of water, fire, air, space,

The sun, moon and the individual soul,

And also to those who examine the truth behind,

The meaning of this universe and find,

That it Consists of nothing but,

The God who is everywhere.

Salutation to the God facing the south,

 Who is the greatest teacher.

 

 

Sarvathmathvamithi sphutikruthamitham,

Yasmadamushamin sthave,

Thenasya sravanath thadartha mananath,

Dyanascha Sankeerthanath,

Sarvathmathva maha vibhuthi sahitham,

Syadheeswarasthvam svatha,

Siddhyeth thath punarashtadha parinatham,

Chaisvaryamvayhatham. || 10 ||

 

The concept of the Atma,

Which is explained in this poem of praise,

Hearing which, understanding which,

Meditating which and singing which,

One would attain the state of the godliness,

And the great state of self-realization,

And also you would get the eight powers of occult,

Without any problems in between.

 

 

 

Appendix

 

The following three stanzas as well as the first stanza are chanted after the main stotram:

 

Chitram Vata tharor mole vruddha,

Sishya, Guror Yuva,

Gurostu mounam vykhyanam,

Sishyasthu china samsaya

 

It is strange to see,

The very old disciples,

And the very young teacher,

Who sit under a banyan tree,

With the teacher always observing silence,

And the students getting all the doubts cleared.

 

Om nama pranavarthaya,

Suddha jnanaika moorthaye nama,

Nirmalaya prasanthaya,

Sri Dakshinamurthaye nama.

 

Salutations to that Dakshinamurthy,

Who is the meaning of the pranava, “om”,

Who is the personification of unalloyed wisdom,

Who is crystal clear in his thought,

And who is the epitome of peace.

 

Gurave sara lokaanam,

Bishaje bhava roginaam,

Nidhaye sarva vidhyanam,

Sri Dakshinamurthaye nama.

 

Salutations to that Dakshinamurthy,

Who is the teacher of the entire world,

Who is the doctor to those,

Afflicted by the disease of birth and death,

And who is the treasure hose of all knowledge.

 

 


 

Mahaganesha Pancharatnam Stotram



महागणेश पञ्चरत्नस्तोत्रम्

मुदाकरात्तमोदकं सदाविमुक्तिसाधकं कलाधरावतंसकं विलासिलोकरञ्जकम्

अनायकैकनायकं विनाशितेभदैत्यकं नताशुभाशुनाशकं नमामि तं विनायकम् १॥


नतेतरातिभीकरं नवोदितार्कभास्वरं नमत्सुरारिनिर्जरं नताधिकापदुद्धरम्

सुरेश्वरं निधीश्वरं गजेश्वरं गणेश्वरं महेश्वरं तमाश्रये परात्परं निरन्तरम् २॥


समस्तलोकशङ्करं निरस्तदैत्यकुञ्जरं दरेतरोदरं वरं वरेभवक्त्रमक्षरम्

कृपाकरं क्षमाकरं मुदाकरं यशस्करं मनस्करं नमस्कृतां नमस्करोमि भास्वरम् ३॥


अकिञ्चनार्तिमार्जनं चिरन्तनोक्तिभाजनं पुरारिपूर्वनन्दनं सुरारिगर्वचर्वणम्

प्रपञ्चनाशभीषणं धनञ्जयादिभूषणं कपोलदानवारणं भजे पुराणवारणम् ४॥


नितान्तकान्तदन्तकान्तिमन्तकान्तकात्मजं अचिन्त्यरूपमन्तहीनमन्तरायकृन्तनम्

हृदन्तरे निरन्तरं वसन्तमेव योगिनां तमेकदन्तमेव तं विचिन्तयामि सन्ततम् ५॥


महागणेश्पञ्चरत्नमादरेण योऽन्वहं प्रगायति प्रभातके हृदि स्मरन् गणेश्वरम्

अरोगतामदोषतां सुसाहितीं सुपुत्रतां समाहितायुरष्टभूतिमभ्युपैति सोऽचिरात् ६॥

 

 

Mahaganesha Pancharatnam Stotram

Mudakaraatha Modakam Sada Vimukti Saadhakam l Kalaadharaavatamsakam Vilasiloka Rakshakam l
Anaaya Kaika Naayakam Vinasitebha Daityakam l Nataasubhasu Naashakam Namaami Tham Vinaayakam ll 1 ll


Natetaraati Bheekaram Navoditaarka Bhaasvaram l Namat Suraari Nirjanam Nataadhi Kaapa Duddharam l
Suresvaram Nidheesvaram Gajesvaram Ganeshvaram l Mahesvaram Samaasraye Paraatparam Nirantaram ll 2 ll


Samasta Loka Samkaram Nirasta Daitya Kunjaram l Daredarodaram Varam Vare Bhavaktra Maksharam l
Krupaakaram Kshamaakaram Mudaakaram Yasaskaram l Manaskaram Namaskrutaam Namaskaromi Bhaasvaram ll 3 ll


Akimchanaarti Marjanam Chirantanokti Bhaajanam l Puraari Poorva Nandanam Suraari Garva Charvanam l
Prapancha Naasha Bheeshanam Dhananjayaadi Bhushanam l Kapola Daana Vaaranam Bhajaey Puraana Vaaranam ll 4 ll


Nitaantikaanta Dantakaanti Mantakaanta Kaatmajam l Achintya Rupa Mantaheena Mantaraaya Krintanam l
Hrudantarey Nirantaram Vasantameva Yoginaml Tameka Danta Meva Tam Vichintayaami Santatam ll 5 ll


Maha Ganesa Pancha Rathna Maadharena Yo Anvaham l Prajalpathi Prabhathake Hrudhi Smaran Ganeswaram l
Arogadhamadhosadham Susahitheem Suputhratham l Samahithayurshta Bhoothi Mapyupaithi Sochiraath ll 6 ll

 

By Adi Shankara

 

Translated by P.R. Ramachander

 


I salute that remover of obstacles,

Who has modakas in his hand.

Who always bestows salvation.

Who wears a part of moon on his head.

Who protects this world which is varied.

Who is the leader of those who cannot be lead,

Who is the cause of destruction of asuras,

And who destroys all things which are not good.


I bow before that great Lord permanently,

Who creates fear in the enemies of his devotees.

Who sparkles like the just risen Sun,

Who is saluted by Gods and Asuras.

Who destroys obstacles of his devotees,

Who is the God of all devas,

Who is the God of all wealth,

Who is the God of all elephants,

And who is the leader of the army of Lord Shiva.


I bow to that Ganapati who shines like the Sun,

Who bestows peace to all the worlds,

Who removed the Gajamukhasura from this world,

Who has a very big paunch,

Who has an elephant-face which blesses,

And who is the one who shows kindness.

Who is tolerant,

Who is full of blessing,

And who showers great fame,

To those who salute Him.


I salute the very ancient elephant-god

Who destroys the wants of the have nots,

Who has been worshipped since ancient times,

Who is the eldest son of the lord who destroyed cities,

Who eats away the pride of the enemies of the gods,

Who is awesome at the time of final deluge,

Who wears serpents like Dananjaya as ornaments,

And who is fierce like the elephant in rut.


I always meditate only on that God with single tusk,

Who is ever lustrous tusk is very pretty,

Who is the son of Lord who killed the god of death,

Who has a form beyond ones imagination,

Who is endless,

Who tears asunder all obstacles,

And who dwells forever in the heart of Yogis,

Like the season of spring.


He, who remembers with respect every morning,

These five gems of the great Lord Ganapati,

And who meditates in his heart the leader of ganas,

Will soon be blessed with a healthy life,

Free of all problems, endowed with great peace

Great sons, longevity and spiritual and physical wealth

 

 


 

Durga Apad Uddhara Ashtaka Stotram

 

 

दुर्गा आपदुद्धाराष्टकस्तोत्रं

 

नमस्ते शरण्ये शिवे सानुकम्पे नमस्ते जगद्व्यापिके विश्वरूपे |

नमस्ते जगद्वन्द्यपादारविन्दे नमस्ते जगत्तारिणि त्राहि दुर्गे ||||

 

नमस्ते जगच्चिन्त्यमानस्वरूपे नमस्ते महायोगिविज्ञानरूपे |

नमस्ते नमस्ते सदानन्द रूपे नमस्ते जगत्तारिणि त्राहि दुर्गे ||||

 

अनाथस्य दीनस्य तृष्णातुरस्य भयार्तस्य भीतस्य बद्धस्य जन्तोः |

त्वमेका गतिर्देवि निस्तारकर्त्री नमस्ते जगत्तारिणि त्राहि दुर्गे ||||

 

अरण्ये रणे दारुणे शुत्रुमध्ये जले सङ्कटे राजग्रेहे प्रवाते |

त्वमेका गतिर्देवि निस्तार हेतुर्नमस्ते जगत्तारिणि त्राहि दुर्गे ||||

 

अपारे महदुस्तरेऽत्यन्तघोरे विपत् सागरे मज्जतां देहभाजाम् |

त्वमेका गतिर्देवि निस्तारनौका नमस्ते जगत्तारिणि त्राहि दुर्गे ||||

 

नमश्चण्डिके चण्डोर्दण्डलीलासमुत्खण्डिता खण्डलाशेषशत्रोः |

त्वमेका गतिर्विघ्नसन्दोहहर्त्री नमस्ते जगत्तारिणि त्राहि दुर्गे ||||

 

त्वमेका सदाराधिता सत्यवादिन्यनेकाखिला क्रोधना क्रोधनिष्ठा |

इडा पिङ्गला त्वं सुषुम्ना नाडी नमस्ते जगत्तारिणि त्राहि दुर्गे ||||

 

नमो देवि दुर्गे शिवे भीमनादे सदासर्वसिद्धिप्रदातृस्वरूपे |

विभूतिः सतां कालरात्रिस्वरूपे नमस्ते जगत्तारिणि त्राहि दुर्गे ||||

 

शरणमसि सुराणां सिद्धविद्याधराणां मुनिदनुजवराणां व्याधिभिः पीडितानाम् |

नृपतिगृहगतानां दस्युभिस्त्रासितानां त्वमसि शरणमेका देवि दुर्गे प्रसीद ||||

 

|| इति सिद्धेश्वरतन्त्रे हरगौरीसंवादे आपदुद्धाराष्टकस्तोत्रं सम्पूर्णम् ||

 

 

This conversation between Hara and Gowri is taken from Siddheshvara Tantra, is called Apadh Uddhara Ashtaka Stotra.

The praise of Durga that saves you from danger.

 

 

Namasthe saranye shive sanukampe,

Namasthe jagad vyapike vishvaroope, |

Namasthe jagad vandhya padaravindhe,

Namasthe jagatharini trahi durge. || 1 ||

 

Salutations to You, O Giver of Shelter, who is peaceful and merciful,

Salutations to You, who pervades everywhere and who is the form of the universe,

Salutations to You, whose lotus feet is worshipped by the universe,

And Salutations to You, who saves the universe. May you protect us Oh Durga!

 

 

Namasthe jagath chinthyamana svaroope,

Namasthe maha yogini, jnana roope, |

Namasthe, namasthe sadananda roope,

Namasthe jagatharini trahi durge. || 2 ||

 

Salutations to You, whom the world meditates,

Salutations to the great Yogini, who is knowledge,

Salutations and salutations to the eternal bliss.

And Salutations to You, who saves the universe. May you protect us Oh Durga!

 

 

Anadhasya dheenasya thrushnathurasya,

Bhayarthasya bheethasya vrudasya jantho, |

Tvameka gathir devi nisthara karthri,

Namasthe jagatharini trahi durge. || 3 ||

 

You are the only refuge

And the one who saves the orphan, the oppressed and the deprived,

The fear struck, the coward and the one who is attached,

Salutations to You, who saves the universe. May you protect us Oh Durga!

 

 

Aranye, rane, shathru madhye

anale pranthare sagare raja grehe, |

Thwameka gathir devi nisthara hethu,

Namasthe jagatharini trahi durge. || 4 ||

 

You are the only refuge

And the boat that saves me from the forest, war, danger and from midst of enemies,

You are the one who saves me from fire, ocean, from enemy territory and from forts of kings,

Salutations to You, who saves the universe. May you protect us Oh Durga!

 

 

Apare, maha dusthare athyantha ghore,

Vipath sagare majjatham deha bhajam, |

Thwameka gathir devi, nisthara nouka,

Namasthe jagatharini trahi durge. || 5 ||

 

You are endless and limitless,

You rescue all from becoming part of the infinite,

You are most fearsome,

You rescue my body in sinking in the sea of misery,

And you are the only way to cross this limitless ocean,

Salutations to You, who saves the universe. May you protect us Oh Durga!

 

 

Namashchandike, chanda durganda leela,

Samuth ganditha aganditha sesha sathro, |

Tvameka gathir devi nisthara beejam,

Namaste jagatharini trahi durge. || 6 ||

 

Salutations to that Chandika who playfully killed the bad natured Chanda,

And killed those remaining enemies who were left out,

And those who were not left out,

You are my only way who sows the seed of rescue,

And Salutations to You, who saves the universe. May you protect us Oh Durga!

 

 

Tvameka sadhanadhi dha sathya vadi,

anekakila krodhanath krodhanishta, |

Ida pingala thwam sushumna cha nadi,

Namaste jagatharini trahi durge. || 7 ||

 

You get angry with those sinners and liars,

And those who do not control their anger,

And those who cannot control themselves,

You are Ida, Pingala and Sushumna,

Salutations to You, who saves the universe. May you protect us Oh Durga!

 

 

Namo devi durge shive bheema nadhe,

Sada sarvasiddhi pradaatri svaroope, |

Vibhooti sataan kala rathri svaroope,

Namaste jagatharini trahi durge. || 8 ||

 

Salutations to that Goddess Durga, Who is the consort of Shiva,

Who has the fearsome sound, Who has a measureless form,

Who is the innate power, Who is the deep dark night,

Salutations to You, who saves the universe. May you protect us Oh Durga!

 

 

Sharanamasi suranam siddha vidhyadharanaam,

Muni manuja pasoonaam, dasyubhisthasithanaam,

Nrupathi gruha gathanaam, vyadhibhi peedithanam,

Tvamasi saranameka devi durge praseeda || 9 ||

 

The great Devas bow to you, Oh Mother, as do Siddhas and Vidhyadharas.

The silent and wise Munis, Demons (sons of Dhanu), and those afflicted by Illness Bow to you.

Those who go to the King's house, And those who fear Dhasyu Bow to you.

You are the only refuge. Please preside, Oh Mother Durga. Please protect us.

 

 


 

Nirvana Shatkam

 

 

By Adi Shankara

 

निर्वाणषट्कम्

 

मनोबुद्धयहंकार चित्तानि नाहं, श्रोत्रजिव्हे घ्राणनेत्रे

  व्योम भूमिर्न तेजो वायुः, चिदानन्दरूपः शिवोऽहम् शिवोऽहम्  ।। 1 ।।

 

प्राणसंज्ञो वै पंचवायुः, वा सप्तधातुः वा पञ्चकोशः

  वाक्पाणिपादं चोपस्थपायु, चिदानन्दरूपः शिवोऽहम् शिवोऽहम्  ।। 2 ।।

 

मे द्वेषरागौ मे लोभमोहौ, मदो नैव मे नैव मात्सर्यभावः

धर्मो चार्थो कामो मोक्षः, चिदानन्दरूपः शिवोऽहम् शिवोऽहम्  ।। 3 ।।

 

पुण्यं पापं सौख्यं दुःखं, मन्त्रो तीर्थो वेदा यज्ञ

अहं भोजनं नैव भोज्यं भोक्ता, चिदानन्दरूपः शिवोऽहम् शिवोऽहम्  ।। 4 ।।

 

मे मृत्युशंका मे जातिभेदः, पिता नैव मे नैव माता जन्मः

बन्धुर्न मित्रं गुरूर्नैव शिष्यः, चिदानन्दरूपः शिवोऽहम् शिवोऽहम्  ।। 5 ।।

 

अहं निर्विकल्पो निराकार रूपो, विभुत्वाच सर्वत्र सर्वेन्द्रियाणाम्

चासङत नैव मुक्तिर्न मेयः, चिदानन्दरूपः शिवोऽहम् शिवोऽहम्  ।। 6 ।।

 

 

manobuddhyahaṃkāra cittāni nāhaṃ na ca śrotrajihve na ca ghrāṇanetre |

na ca vioma bhūmir na tejo na vāyuḥ cidānandarūpaḥ śivo'ham śivo'ham ||1||

 

I am not mind, nor intellect, nor ego, nor the reflections of inner self (chitta).

 I am not the five senses. I am beyond that.

 I am not the ether, nor the earth, nor the fire, nor the wind (the five elements).

 I am indeed, That eternal knowing and bliss, Shiva, love and pure consciousness.

 

 

na ca praṇasajño na vai paṃcavāyuḥ na vā saptadhātur na vā paṃcakośaḥ |

na vākpāṇipādaṃ na copasthapāyu cidānandarūpaḥ śivo'ham śivo'ham ||2||

 

Neither can I be termed as energy (prana), nor five types of breath (vayus),

 nor the seven material essences, nor the five coverings (pancha-kosha).

 Neither am I the five instruments of elimination, procreation, motion, grasping, or speaking.

 I am indeed, That eternal knowing and bliss, Shiva, love and pure consciousness.

 

 

na me dveşarāgau na me lobhamohau mado naiva me naiva mātsaryabhāvaḥ |

na dharmo na cārtho na kāmo na mokşaḥ cidānandarūpaḥ śivo'ham śivo'ham ||3||

 

I have no hatred or dislike, nor affiliation or liking,

 nor greed, nor delusion, nor pride or haughtiness, nor feelings of envy or jealousy.

 I have no duty (dharma), nor any money, nor any desire (kama), nor even liberation (moksha).

 I am indeed, That eternal knowing and bliss, Shiva, love and pure consciousness.

 

 

na puṇyaṃ na pāpaṃ na saukhyaṃ na dukhyaṃ na mantro na tīrthaṃ na vedā na yajña |

ahaṃ bhojanaṃ naiva bhojyaṃ na bhoktā cidānandarūpaḥ śivo'ham śivo'ham ||4||

 

I have neither merit, nor demerit.

 I do not commit sins or good deeds, nor have happiness or sorrow, pain or pleasure.

 I do not need mantras, holy places, scriptures (Vedas), rituals or sacrifices (Yajña).

 I am none of the triad of the observer or one who experiences,

 the process of observing or experiencing, or any object being observed or experienced.

 I am indeed, That eternal knowing and bliss, Shiva, love and pure consciousness.

 

 

na me mṛtyuśaṃkā na me jātibhedaḥ pitā naiva me naiva mātā na janmaḥ |

na bandhur na mitraṃ gurunaiva śişyaḥ cidānandarūpaḥ śivo'ham śivo'ham ||5||

 

I do not have fear of death, as I do not have death.

 I have no separation from my true self, no doubt about my existence,

nor have I discrimination on the basis of birth.

 I have no father or mother, nor did I have a birth.

 I am not the relative, nor the friend, nor the guru, nor the disciple.

 I am indeed, That eternal knowing and bliss, Shiva, love and pure consciousness.

 

 

ahaṃ nirvikalpo nirākāra rūpo vibhutvāca sarvatra sarveṃdriyāṇaṃ |

na cāsangata naiva muktir na meyaḥ cidānandarūpaḥ śivo'ham śivo'ham ||6||

 

I am all pervasive. I am without any attributes, and without any form.

 I have neither attachment to the world, nor to liberation (mukti).

 I have no wishes for anything because I am everything, everywhere, every time, always in equilibrium.

 I am indeed, That eternal knowing and bliss, Shiva, love and pure consciousness.

 

 


 

Kali Tandava Stotram

 

 

कालीताण्डवस्तोत्रम्

 

 

Namo Devi Anantaroopini Pranatapalini Maa

 

Jai Kali Vikralini Nrukpalini Karmalini
Nikhilswamini Kalkamini Bhamini Shashibhalini

Mahaghora Padvibhora Rudratara Danujdalni
Muktakeshini Tapoveshini Atthahasini Mundamalini

Girishgehini Vishvadehini Bhuvanamohini Trigunashalini
Mangale Kalimulanashani Ditikalushaprakshalani

 

I bow to Mother Goddess, Who takes infinite forms, and Who nourishes those who have fallen before Her!

O Kali, Who is furious, Who has a human skull in hand, Who has a garland in hand, Who is the ruler of everything, Who incites desire in Mahakala (Shiva), Who is a beautiful woman, and Who has moon on Her forehead.

 

Who is very fierce, Whose feet are moving, Who absolves Rudra (Shiva), Who crushes the lineage of Danu (demons), Whose hairs are loose, Who has a form of ascetic, Who laughs fiercely, Who has a garland of chopped-heads, Who is the consort of Girisha (Shiva), Who stores the whole world, Who entices the universe, Who powers the three qualities, Who is Mangala, Who destroys the root of Kaliyuga, and Who washes the malice born out from sons of Diti (demons)! O Kali be victorious!

 

 


 

Kalika Ashtakam

 

 

श्री   कलिकाष्टकम्

 

ध्यान

गलद्रक्तमुण्डावलीकण्ठमाला महोघोररावा सुदंष्ट्रा कराला

विवस्त्रा श्मशानालया मुक्तकेशी महाकालकामाकुला कालिकेयम् ॥१॥

 

भुजेवामयुग्मे शिरोऽसिं दधाना वरं दक्षयुग्मेऽभयं वै तथैव

सुमध्याऽपि तुङ्गस्तना भारनम्रा लसद्रक्तसृक्कद्वया सुस्मितास्या ॥२॥

 

शवद्वन्द्वकर्णावतंसा सुकेशी लसत्प्रेतपाणिं प्रयुक्तैककाञ्ची

शवाकारमञ्चाधिरूढा शिवाभिश्  चतुर्दिक्षुशब्दायमानाऽभिरेजे ॥३॥

 

स्तुतिः

विरञ्च्यादिदेवास्त्रयस्ते गुणास्त्रीन् समाराध्य कालीं प्रधाना बभूबुः

अनादिं सुरादिं मखादिं भवादिं स्वरूपं त्वदीयं विन्दन्ति देवाः ॥१॥

 

जगन्मोहनीयं तु वाग्वादिनीयं सुहृत्पोषिणीशत्रुसंहारणीयम्

वचस्तम्भनीयं किमुच्चाटनीयं स्वरूपं त्वदीयं विन्दन्ति देवाः ॥२॥

 

इयं स्वर्गदात्री पुनः कल्पवल्ली मनोजास्तु कामान् यथार्थं प्रकुर्यात्

तथा ते कृतार्था भवन्तीति नित्यं स्वरूपं त्वदीयं विन्दन्ति देवाः ॥३॥

 

सुरापानमत्ता सुभक्तानुरक्ता लसत्पूतचित्ते सदाविर्भवत्ते

जपध्यानपूजासुधाधौतपङ्का स्वरूपं त्वदीयं विन्दन्ति देवाः ॥४॥

 

चिदानन्दकन्दं हसन् मन्दमन्दं शरच्चन्द्रकोटिप्रभापुञ्जबिम्बम्

मुनीनां कवीनां हृदि द्योतयन्तं स्वरूपं त्वदीयं विन्दन्ति देवाः ॥५॥

 

महामेघकाली सुरक्तापि शुभ्रा कदाचिद् विचित्राकृतिर्योगमाया

बाला वृद्धा कामातुरापि स्वरूपं त्वदीयं विन्दन्ति देवाः ॥६॥

 

क्षमस्वापराधं महागुप्तभावं मया लोकमध्ये प्रकाशिकृतं यत्

तव ध्यानपूतेन चापल्यभावात् स्वरूपं त्वदीयं विन्दन्ति देवाः ॥७॥

 

यदि ध्यानयुक्तं पठेद् यो मनुष्यस् तदा सर्वलोके विशालो भवेच्च

गृहे चाष्टसिद्धिर्मृते चापि मुक्तिः स्वरूपं त्वदीयं विन्दन्ति देवाः ॥८॥

 

śrī kalikāṣṭakam

Dhyāna

galadraktamuṇḍāvalīkaṇṭhamālā mahoghorarāvā sudaṁṣṭrā karālā |
vivastrā śmaśānālayā muktakeśī mahākālakāmākulā kālikeyam ||1||

 

Salutations to Kalika Devi. From Her neck is hanging a garland of severed heads from which blood is dripping down. She is making a very terrific sound revealing Her large teeth, and Her appearance is very terrible.

She is without any clothes and residing in the cremation ground; Her hair is let loose and free. Her entire being is manifesting the great yearning to merge with Mahakala; She is Kalika, the Great Dark Goddess.

 

 

bhujevāmayugme śiro'siṁ dadhānā varaṁ dakṣayugme'bhayaṁ vai tathaiva |
sumadhyā'pi tuṅgastanā bhāranamrā lasadraktasṛkkadvayā susmitāsyā ||2||

 

With Her left pair of hands, She is holding a head and a sword, and in like manner with her right pair of hands She is depicting the Vara and Abhaya Mudras (gestures of blessing and courage).

Her well-built middle torso is slightly bent with the weight of Her lofty breasts. Her lips shine with the color of blood sketching a slight smile.

 

 

śavadvandvakarṇāvataṁsā sukeśī lasatpretapāṇiṁ prayuktaikakāñcī |
śavākāramañcādhirūḍhā śivābhiś̮ caturdikṣuśabdāyamānā'bhireje ||3||

 

Her earrings are displaying the symbols of death and She is having a beautiful long hair. Her shiny waist belt is made of severed arms.

She is mounted on the platform of corpses; and jackals from all four directions are making howling terrific sounds; and in the midst of all these are reigning Kalika, the Great Dark Goddess.

 

 

stutiḥ
virañcyādidevāstrayaste guṇāstrīn samārādhya kālīṁ pradhānā babhūbuḥ |
anādiṁ surādiṁ makhādiṁ bhavādiṁ svarūpaṁ tvadīyaṁ na vindanti devāḥ ||1||

 

Salutations to Kalika Devi. Viranchi (Brahma) and the other Devas of the Trinity, by taking recourse to Your Three Gunas, and considering Kali as their Aradhya (worshipable), have become the Chief among the Devas.

You are without any beginning, You are the beginning of all Devas, You are the beginning of all sacrifices, You are the beginning of all the worlds.

Even the Devas do not know Your transcendental nature.

 

 

jaganmohanīyaṁ tu vāgvādinīyaṁ suhṛtpoṣiṇīśatrusaṁhāraṇīyam |
vacastambhanīyaṁ kimuccāṭanīyaṁ svarūpaṁ tvadīyaṁ na vindanti devāḥ ||2||
 

You are the power enchanting the worlds. You are the power proclaiming Speech itself. You are the power which nourishes the good-hearted, and you are the power which destroys the enemies.

You are the power which can suppress the speech. You are the power which destroys the pride of enemies.

Even the devas do not know your transcendental nature.

 

 

iyaṁ svargadātrī punaḥ kalpavallī manojāstu kāmān yathārthaṁ prakuryāt |
tathā te kṛtārthā bhavantīti nityaṁ svarūpaṁ tvadīyaṁ na vindanti devāḥ ||3||

 

You can give Heaven itself, and like a Wish-Fulfilling Creeper, You fulfill the wishes uttered with true devotion.

Thus, to You the World is always grateful.

Even the Devas do not know your transcendental nature.

 

 

surāpānamattā subhaktānuraktā lasatpūtacitte sadāvirbhavatte |
japadhyānapūjāsudhādhautapaṅkā svarūpaṁ tvadīyaṁ na vindanti devāḥ ||4||

 

You take great delight drinking the Sura (alcoholic drink) and You are pleased with sincere devotees.

You always manifest Yourself in a pure heart, the heart which is cleansed of impurities by Japa (repetition of God's name), Dhyana (meditation) and Puja (worshipping God).

Even the Devas do not know your transcendental nature.

 

 

cidānandakandaṁ hasan mandamandaṁ śaraccandrakoṭiprabhāpuñjabimbam |
munīnāṁ kavīnāṁ hṛdi dyotayantaṁ svarūpaṁ tvadīyaṁ na vindanti devāḥ ||5||

 

You are the root of consciousness and spiritual bliss and You gently smile. You are like the autumn moon which reflects ten million rays.

You shine In the hearts of the sages and the enlightened.

Even the Devas do not know your transcendental nature.

 

 

mahāmeghakālī suraktāpi śubhrā kadācid vicitrākṛtiryogamāyā |
na bālā na vṛddhā na kāmāturāpi svarūpaṁ tvadīyaṁ na vindanti devāḥ ||6||

 

You are black like the great cloud, red like the blood and also white. Sometimes You assume various forms through your Yogamaya (the illusionary divine power).

You are neither a small girl, nor an old woman, and also not of any age filled with love desires.

Even the Devas do not know your transcendental nature.

 

 

kṣamasvāparādhaṁ mahāguptabhāvaṁ mayā lokamadhye prakāśikṛtaṁ yat |
tava dhyānapūtena cāpalyabhāvāt svarūpaṁ tvadīyaṁ na vindanti devāḥ ||7||

 

Please forgive my mistakes in describing the very secret form of yours in the midst of the world.

Please forgive this very unstable conduct of mine.

Even the Devas do not know your transcendental nature.

 

 

yadi dhyānayuktaṁ paṭhed yo manuṣyas tadā sarvaloke viśālo bhavecca |
gṛhe cāṣṭasiddhirmṛte cāpi muktiḥ svarūpaṁ tvadīyaṁ na vindanti devāḥ ||8||

 

Who reads this with devotion will become great in all the worlds.

He will get the Eight Siddhis, and after death he will attain liberation.

Even the Devas do not know Your Transcendental Nature.

 

 


 

Shri Ganga Stotram

 

श्री गंगा स्तोत्रम्

देवि! सुरेश्वरि! भगवति! गङ्गे त्रिभुवनतारिणि तरलतरङ्गे ।
शङ्करमौलिविहारिणि विमले मम मतिरास्तां तव पदकमले ॥

 

भागीरथिसुखदायिनि मातस्तव जलमहिमा निगमे ख्यातः ।
नाहं जाने तव महिमानं पाहि कृपामयि मामज्ञानम् ॥

 

हरिपदपाद्यतरङ्गिणि गङ्गे हिमविधुमुक्ताधवलतरङ्गे ।
दूरीकुरु मम दुष्कृतिभारं कुरु कृपया भवसागरपारम् ॥

 

तव जलममलं येन निपीतं परमपदं खलु तेन गृहीतम् ।
मातर्गङ्गे त्वयि यो भक्तः किल तं द्रष्टुं न यमः शक्तः ॥

 

पतितोद्धारिणि जाह्नवि गङ्गे खण्डित गिरिवरमण्डित भङ्गे ।
भीष्मजननि हे मुनिवरकन्ये पतितनिवारिणि त्रिभुवन धन्ये ॥

 

कल्पलतामिव फलदां लोके प्रणमति यस्त्वां न पतति शोके ।
पारावारविहारिणि गङ्गे विमुखयुवति कृततरलापाङ्गे ॥

 

तव चेन्मातः स्रोतः स्नातः पुनरपि जठरे सोपि न जातः ।
नरकनिवारिणि जाह्नवि गङ्गे कलुषविनाशिनि महिमोत्तुङ्गे ॥

 

पुनरसदङ्गे पुण्यतरङ्गे जय जय जाह्नवि करुणापाङ्गे ।
इन्द्रमुकुटमणिराजितचरणे सुखदे शुभदे भृत्यशरण्ये ॥

 

रोगं शोकं तापं पापं हर मे भगवति कुमतिकलापम् ।
त्रिभुवनसारे वसुधाहारे त्वमसि गतिर्मम खलु संसारे ॥

 

अलकानन्दे परमानन्दे कुरु करुणामयि कातरवन्द्ये ।
तव तटनिकटे यस्य निवासः खलु वैकुण्ठे तस्य निवासः ॥ १०

 

वरमिह नीरे कमठो मीनः किं वा तीरे शरटः क्षीणः ।
अथवाश्वपचो मलिनो दीनस्तव न हि दूरे नृपतिकुलीनः ॥ ११

 

भो भुवनेश्वरि पुण्ये धन्ये देवि द्रवमयि मुनिवरकन्ये ।
गङ्गास्तवमिमममलं नित्यं पठति नरो यः स जयति सत्यम् ॥ १२

 

येषां हृदये गङ्गा भक्तिस्तेषां भवति सदा सुखमुक्तिः ।
मधुराकन्ता पञ्झटिकाभिः परमानन्दकलितललिताभिः ॥ १३

 

गङ्गास्तोत्रमिदं भवसारं वांछितफलदं विमलं सारम् ।
शङ्करसेवक शङ्कर रचितं पठति सुखीः तव इति च समाप्तः ॥ १४

 

 

devi! sureśvari! bhagavati! gaṅge tribhuvanatāriṇi taraḷataraṅge |
śaṅkaramauḷivihāriṇi vimale mama matirāstāṃ tava padakamale || 1 ||

 

O Goddess Ganga! You are the divine river from heaven, you are the saviour of all the three worlds,

you are pure and restless, you adorn Lord Shiva’s head. O Mother! may my mind always rest at your lotus feet. 1

 

 

bhāgīrathisukhadāyini mātastava jalamahimā nigame khyātaḥ |
nāhaṃ jāne tava mahimānaṃ pāhi kṛpāmayi māmaṅñānam || 2 ||

 

O Mother Bhagirathi! You give happiness to everyone. The significance of your holy waters is sung in the Vedas.

I am ignorant and am not capable to comprehend your importance. O Devi! you are full of mercy. Please protect me. 2

 

 

haripadapādyataraṅgiṇi gaṅge himavidhumuktādhavaḷataraṅge |
dūrīkuru mama duṣkṛtibhāraṃ kuru kṛpayā bhavasāgarapāram || 3 ||

 

O Devi! Your waters are as sacred as “Charanamriti” of Shri Hari. Your waves are white like snow, moon and pearls.

Please wash away all my sins and help me cross this ocean of Samsara. 3

 

 

tava jalamamalaṃ yena nipītaṃ paramapadaṃ khalu tena gṛhītam |
mātargaṅge tvayi yo bhaktaḥ kila taṃ draṣṭuṃ na yamaḥ śaktaḥ || 4 ||

 

O Mother! those who partake of your pure waters, definitely attain the highest state.

O Mother Ganga! Yama, the Lord of death cannot harm your devotees. 4

 

 

patitoddhāriṇi jāhnavi gaṅge khaṇḍita girivaramaṇḍita bhaṅge |
bhīṣmajanani he munivarakanye patitanivāriṇi tribhuvana dhanye || 5 ||

 

O Jahnavi! Your waters flowing through the Himalayas make you even more beautiful. You are Bhishma’s mother and sage Jahnu’s daughter.

You are saviour of the people fallen from their path, and so you are revered in all three worlds. 5

 

 

kalpalatāmiva phaladāṃ loke praṇamati yastvāṃ na patati śoke |
pārāvāravihāriṇi gaṅge vimukhayuvati kṛtataralāpāṅge || 6 ||

 

O Mother! You fulfill all the desires of the ones devoted to you. Those who bow down to you do not have to grieve.

O Ganga! You are restless to merge with the ocean, just like a young lady anxious to meet her beloved. 6

 

 

tava cenmātaḥ srotaḥ snātaḥ punarapi jaṭhare sopi na jātaḥ |
narakanivāriṇi jāhnavi gaṅge kaluṣavināśini mahimottuṅge || 7 ||

 

O Mother! Those who bathe in your waters do not have to take birth again.

O Jahnavi! You are held in the highest esteem. You destroy your devotee’s sins and save them from hell. 7

 

 

punarasadaṅge puṇyataraṅge jaya jaya jāhnavi karuṇāpāṅge |
indramukuṭamaṇirājitacaraṇe sukhade śubhade bhṛtyaśaraṇye || 8 ||

 

O Jahnavi! You are full of compassion. You purify your devotees with your holy waters.

Your feet are adorned with the gems of Indra’s crown. Those who seek refuge in you are blessed with happiness. 8

 

 

rogaṃ śokaṃ tāpaṃ pāpaṃ hara me bhagavati kumatikalāpam |
tribhuvanasāre vasudhāhāre tvamasi gatirmama khalu saṃsāre || 9 ||

 

O Bhagavati! Take away my diseases, sorrows, difficulties, sins and wrong attitudes.

You are the essence of the three worlds and you are like a necklace around the Earth. O Devi! You alone are my refuge in this Samsara. 9

 

 

alakānande paramānande kuru karuṇāmayi kātaravandye |
tava taṭanikaṭe yasya nivāsaḥ khalu vaikuṇṭhe tasya nivāsaḥ || 10 ||

 

O Ganga! Those who seek happiness worship you. You are the source of happiness for Alkapuri and source of eternal bliss.

Those who reside on your banks are as privileged as those living in Vaikunta (the eternal abode of Vishnu). 10

 

 

varamiha nīre kamaṭho mīnaḥ kiṃ vā tīre śaraṭaḥ kṣīṇaḥ |
athavāśvapaco malino dīnastava na hi dūre nṛpatikulīnaḥ || 11 ||

 

O Devi! It is better to live in your waters as turtle or fish,

or live on your banks as poor “candal” rather than to live away from you as a wealthy king. 11

 

 

bho bhuvaneśvari puṇye dhanye devi dravamayi munivarakanye |
gaṅgāstavamimamamalaṃ nityaṃ paṭhati naro yaḥ sa jayati satyam || 12 ||

 

O Goddess of Universe! You purify us. O daughter of Jahnu Muni (the sage who drank the whole Ganga and then released Her through his ear at the request of Bhagiratha)!

One who recites this Ganga Stotram every day, definitely achieves success. 12

 

 

yeṣāṃ hṛdaye gaṅgā bhaktisteṣāṃ bhavati sadā sukhamuktiḥ |
madhurākantā pañjhaṭikābhiḥ paramānandakalitalalitābhiḥ || 13 ||

 

Those who have devotion for Mother Ganga, always get happiness and they attain liberation.

This beautiful and lyrical Gangastuti is a source of Supreme bliss. 13

 

 

gaṅgāstotramidaṃ bhavasāraṃ vāṃchitaphaladaṃ vimalaṃ sāram |
śaṅkarasevaka śaṅkara racitaṃ paṭhati sukhīḥ tava iti ca samāptaḥ || 14 ||


This Ganga Stotram, written by Shri Adi Shankaracharya, devotee of Lord Shiva, purifies us and fulfills all our desires.
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Vedoktam  Ratrisuktam

 


 

अथ वेदोक्तं रात्रिसूक्तम्

 

रात्री व्यख्यदायती पुरुत्रा देव्यक्षभिः |

विश्वा अधि श्रियो-द्हित  

 

ओर्वप्रा अमर्त्यानिवतो देव्युद्वतः |

ज्योतिषा बाधते तमः

 

निरु स्वसारमस्कृतोषसं देव्यायती |

अपेदु हासते तमः

 

सा नो अद्य यस्या वयं नि ते यामन्नविक्श्ह्महि |

वृक्षे न वसतिं वयः

 

नि ग्रामासो अविक्षत निपद्वन्तो निपक्षिणः।

नि श्येनासश्चिदर्थिनः॥ ५॥

 

यावया वृक्यं वृकं यवयस्तेनमूर्म्म्ये।

अथा नः सुतरा भव ॥६॥

 

उप ते गा इवाकरं वृणीष्व दुहितर्द्दिवः।

रात्रि स्तोमं न जिग्युषे ॥८॥

 

इति ऋग्वेदोक्तं रात्रिसुक्तं समाप्तं।

 

 

Praise of the Goddess Night revealed in the Veda. From the Devi Mahatmya (Markendeya Purana).

Vedoktam Ratri Suktam is recited before starting Durga Saptashati Patha.

 

atha vedoktaṃ rātrisūktam


om rātrī vyakhyadāyati purutrā devyakṣabhiḥ |
viśvā adhi śriyo'dhita ||1||


Om. The night of duality comes forth in many forms and times perceivable by the divine power of sense.


orbaprā amarttyā nivato devyudvataḥ |
jyotiṣā vādhate tamaḥ ||2||


Omnipresent, immortal, the Goddess of places high and low; darkness is repelled by the Light.


niru svasāramskṛtoṣasaṁ devyāyatī |
apeduhāsate tamaḥ ||3||


She gave definition to Her sister, the Dawning Light, the Goddess who comes.
And the darkness departs.


sā no adya yasyā vayaṁ niteyāmanyavikṣmahi |
vṛkṣeṇ vasatiṁ vayaḥ ||4||


She is ours now. May we see Her effortless, unimpaired movements upon the earth as a bird sees from its dwelling in a tree (remaining only the witness).
 


ni grāmāso avikṣata nipadvanto nipakṣiṇaḥ |
ni śyenāsaścidarthinaḥ ||5||


For all of humanity, for animals who traverse by foot, or birds who fly in the air, She is the object of desperate search.


yāvayā vṛkyaṁ vṛkaṁ yavayastenamūrmmye |
athā naḥ sutarā bhava ||6||


Drive away the wolves of confusion, dispel the wolves of egotism, the thieves: hunger, thirst, greed, illusion, grief, and death. Then be to us the excellent crossing to Wisdom.


upa mā pepiśattamaḥ kṛṣṇaṁ vyaktamasthita |
uṣa ṛṇeva yātaya ||7||


The all-pervasive darkness is near me, existing as individual forms in the blackness. O Dawning Light, dismiss this ignorance.


upa te gā ivākaraṁ vṛṇīṣva duhitarddivaḥ |
rātri stomaṁ na jigyuṣe ||8||


O Daughter of the Heavens, I have recited this to gratify you. O night of duality, may this hymn be victorious.


iti ṛgvedoktaṁ rātrisuktaṁ samāptaṁ |

 

Here ends the Ratri Sukta from the Rigveda.

 

 


 

Tantroktam Ratri Suktam

 

 

अथ तन्त्रोक्तं रात्रिसूक्तम्

 

ॐ विश्वेश्वरीं जगधात्रीं स्थितिसम्हारकारिनीं |

निद्रां भगवतीं विष्ण्ओरतुलां तेजसः प्रभुः ||१||

 

ब्रह्मोवच

त्वं स्वाहा त्वं स्वधा त्वं हि वषट्कारः स्वरात्मिका |

सुधा त्वमक्ष्अरे नित्ये त्रिधा मात्रात्मिका स्थिता ||२||

 

अर्धमात्रास्थिता नित्या यानुच्चार्या विशेषतः |

त्वमेव सन्ध्या सावित्री त्वं देवी जननी परा ||३||

 

त्वयै तधार्यते विश्वं त्वयै तत् सृज्यते जगत् |

त्वयैतत् पाल्यते देवि त्वमत्स्यन्ते च सर्वदा ||४||

 

विसृष्टौ सृष्ट्इ रूपा त्वम् स्थिति रूपा च पालने|

तथा संहृति रूपान्ते जगतो’स्य जगन्मये ||५||

 

महाविद्या महामाया महामेधा महास्म्ऋतिः |

महामोहा च भवती महादेवी महासुरी ||६||

 

प्रकृतिस् त्वं च सर्वस्य गुण्अ त्रय विभाविनी |

कालरात्रिर् महारात्रिर् मोहरात्रिश्च दारुण्आ ||७||

 

त्वं श्रीस् त्वम् ईश्वरी त्वं ह्रीस्त्वं बुद्धिर् बोध लक्षण्आ |

लज्जा पुष्ट्इस्तथा तुष्टिस् त्वं शान्तिः क्ष्आन्तिरेव च ||८||

 

खङ्गिनी शूलिनी घोरा गदिनी चक्रिण्ई तथा |

शङ्खिनी चापिनी बाण्अ भुशुण्ड्ई परिधायुधा ||९||

 

सौम्या सौम्य तरा शेष्अ सौम्येभ्यस्त्वति सुन्दरी |

परापराण्आं परमा त्वमेव परमेश्वरी ||१०||

 

यच्च किंचित् क्वचिवस्तु सदसद्वाख़िलात्मिके |

तस्य सर्वस्य या शक्तिः सा त्वं किं स्तूयसे तदा ||११||

 

यया त्वया जगत्स्त्रष्टा जगत्पात्यत्ति यो जगत् |

सोऽपि निद्रावशं नीतः कस्त्वां स्तोतुमिहेश्वरः ||१२||

 

विष्णुः शरीरग्रहणमीशान एव च |

कारितास्ते यतोऽतस्त्वां कः स्तोतुं शक्तिमान् भवेत् ||१३||

 

सा त्वमित्थं प्रभावैः स्वैरुदारैर्देवि संस्तुता |

मोहयैतौ दुराधर्षावसुरौ मधुकैटभौ ||१४||

 

प्रबोधं च जगत्स्वामी नीयतामच्युतो लग़ु |

बोधश्च क्रियतामस्य हंतुमेतौ महासुरौ ||१५||

 

इति तंत्रोक्तं रात्रिसूक्तम् संपूर्णं

 

 

Praise of the Goddess Night revealed in the Tantra. From the Devi Mahatmya (Markendeya Purana).

Tantroktam Ratri Suktam is recited before starting Durga Saptashati Patha. Brahma is asking Goddess to wake up Vishnu and ask him to kill the dangerous demons Madhu and Kaitabha.

 

 

om viśveśvarīṃ jagadhātrīṃ sthitisamhārakārinīṃ |

nidrāṃ bhagavatīṃ viṣṇoratulāṃ tejasaḥ prabhuḥ ||1||


Brahma started praising Goddess Nidradevi (Goddess of Sleep):

You are having the power of creation, protection and destruction which is an auspicious power of Vishnu.

 

 

brahmovaca

tvaṃ svāhā tvaṃ svadhā tvaṃ hi vaṣaṭkāraḥ svarātmikā |

sudhā tvamakṣare nitye tridhā mātrātmikā sthitā ||2||


Brahma said:

O Goddess! You are Swaha (oblation), Swadha (protection) and Vashatkara (the personification of Vedic sacrifice).

The seven swaras (7 musical tunes/notes) are also created by You or are of your-form.

You are bestowing life to the people. You are present in the Omkar in the form of three matras (letters A, U and M).

 

 

ardhamātrāsthitā nityā yānuccāryā viśeṣataḥ |

tvameva sandhyā sāvitrī tvaṃ devī jananī parā ||3||


You are also present in the half matra (half letter or bindu) which is never uttered.

You are Sandhya (Goddess of evening), Savitri (Goddess of morning) and mother of living creation.

 

 

tvayai tadhāryate viśvaṃ tvayai tat sṛjyate jagat |

tvayaitat pālyate devi tvamatsyante ca sarvadā ||4||


O Goddess! You are supporting this universe, you create this world and You sustain this world.

At the end of the universe, You absorb everything in yourself.

 

 

visṛṣṭau sṛṣṭi rūpā tvam sthiti rūpā ca pālane|

tathā saṃhṛti rūpānte jagato’sya jaganmaye ||5||


O Goddess! At the time of generation of this World you are Srushti (the creation),

while the world continues to exist you are Sthiti (the stability), and at the time of Dissolution you are Samhriti (the destroyer).

 

 

mahāvidyā mahāmāyā mahāmedhā mahāsmṛtiḥ |

mahāmohā ca bhavatī mahādevī mahāsurī ||6||


O Goddess! You are Mahavidya (Goddess of knowledge), Mahamaya (Goddess of illusion), Mahamedha (Goddess of intelligence),

Mahasmruti (Goddess of memory), Mahamoharupa (Goddess of temptation), Mahadevi and Mahsuri (Leader of Goddess).

 

 

prakṛtis tvaṃ ca sarvasya guṇa traya vibhāvinī |

kālarātrir mahārātrir moharātriśca dāruṇā ||7||


You are the creator of three gunas (Satva, Raja and Tama) in the mind of the people.

You are dangerous Kala Ratri, Maha Ratri and Moha Ratri.

 

 

tvaṃ śrīs tvam īśvarī tvaṃ hrīstvaṃ buddhir bodha lakṣaṇā |

lajjā puṣṭistathā tuṣṭis tvaṃ śāntiḥ kṣāntireva ca ||8||


O Goddess! You are Shree, You are Ishwari, You are Hri and you are Budhi (intelligence).

You are Lajja (modesty), Pushti (sustenance), Tushti (satisfaction), Shanti (peace) and Kshama (mercy).

 

 

khaṅginī śūlinī ghorā gadinī cakriṇī tathā |

śaṅkhinī cāpinī bāṇa bhuśuṇḍī paridhāyudhā ||9||


O Goddess! You are Khadgadharani (weapon), Shooladharani (weapon) and Ghorarupa (terrific look).

You hold Gada, Chakra, Shanka and Bow in your hands. Arrows, Brushundi and Parigha are also your weapons.

 

 

saumyā saumya tarā śeṣa saumyebhyastvati sundarī |

parāparāṇāṃ paramā tvameva parameśvarī ||10||


You are most gentle amongst all the gentle and you are also most beautiful amongst all the beautiful.

You are Parameshvari, the Supreme Goddess, beyond the things near and far.

 

 

yacca kiṃcit kvacivastu sadasadvāḵẖilātmike |

tasya sarvasya yā śaktiḥ sā tvaṃ kiṃ stūyase tadā ||11||


O Goddess! You are in every form, sat (good) or asat (bad). Hence it is impossible to praise you.

 

 

yayā tvayā jagatstraṣṭā jagatpātyatti yo jagat |

so ̕pi nidrāvaśaṃ nītaḥ kastvāṃ stotumiheśvaraḥ ||12||


O Goddess! You have made Creator, Protector and Destroyer of the people and world (Vishnu) to sleep.

Hence nobody other than Vishnu is able to praise you.

 

 

viṣṇuḥ śarīragrahaṇamīśāna eva ca |

kāritāste yato ̕tastvāṃ kaḥ stotuṃ śaktimān bhavet ||13||


O Goddess! You have given a body to me (Brahma), Vishnu and Shiva, so who has the ability to praise you?

 

 

sā tvamitthaṃ prabhāvaiḥ svairudārairdevi saṃstutā |

mohayaitau durādharṣāvasurau madhukaiṭabhau ||14||


O Goddess! You are praise worthy for your kindness. Madhu and Kaitabha are two very dangerous demons.

Please create some kind of affection in their minds.

 

 

prabodhaṃ ca jagatsvāmī nīyatāmacyuto laġu |

bodhaśca kriyatāmasya haṃtumetau mahāsurau ||15||


15. Please wake up God Vishnu and create desire in his mind to destroy these two demons.

 

 

iti taṃtroktaṃ rātrisūktam saṃpūrṇaṃ


Here completes Tantroktam Ratri Suktam.

 

 

 


 

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