Lord Ganesha

Lord Ganesha

Sunday, 20 August 2017

Sri Subramanya Karavalamba Ashtakam – Lyrics and meanings



|| Jai Sriman Narayana ||











Oh! Valleeshanatha/Lord of Goddess Valli, kindly protects us, I shall surrender to you, we have no one to protect, Oh! Swaminatha, you are too compassionate and you are closest associate of distressed people, you have the resemblance to the lustrous lotus face of Lord Eesha and Parvathi, your lotus feet are worshiped by Devaganas/deities.  Oh! Valleeshanatha/Lord of Goddess Valli, kindly protects us, I shall surrender to you, we have no one to protect, you are the son of Devadhideva/Lord of Lords, you are the Lord of Devagana, your supple lotus feet are venerated by Dhevendhra, and your splendors are eulogized by Devarshi Narda and illustrious Rishis.  Oh! Valleeshanatha/Lord of Goddess Valli, kindly protects us, I shall surrender to you, we have no one to protect, you are the source of grains to living beings, you are the destroyer of all kinds of illnesses in the world, you are the provider of fortune and fulfils the desires of your sincere devotees, you symbolizes Shruthi/Veda, Agama/sacred scriptures and Pranava/sacred syllable’OM’.  Oh! Valleeshanatha/Lord of Goddess Valli, kindly protects us, I shall surrender to you, we have no one to protect, he is accompanied by deities, he is wielded in Krauncha, Shakthi, Shoola, Chapa and various Shasthras, and he is adorned in magnificent earrings and mounted on the celestial vehicle peacock.  Oh! Valleeshanatha/Lord of Goddess Valli, kindly protects us, I shall surrender to you, we have no one to protect, he is positioned in the middle of numerous chariot of Devadhideva, he resides in the Devendhrapeedanagaram, he is wielded in powerful bow and arrows, he is valorous and hes the destroyer of enemies, he is surrounded by thousands and millions of deities.  Oh! Valleeshanatha/Lord of Goddess Valli, kindly protects us, I shall surrender to you, we have no one to protect, he is decorated in various precious ornaments all over his body, he is decked in gem studded crown, garlands, earrings, and armor etc… Oh! Veera/warrior, you are surrounded by stars, victorious immortals/Amara/deities and sincere devotees. Oh! Valleeshanatha/Lord of Goddess Valli, kindly protects us, I shall surrender to you, we have no one to protect, Oh! Gangeya/son of sacred Ganga who symbolizes Panchakshara, deities, Rishis, Panchamritha etc.. Oh! Valleeshanatha/Lord of Goddess Valli, kindly protects us, I shall surrender to you, we have no one to protect, Oh! Karthikeya/foster child of stars of Karthika, kindly shower your compassionate grace on us, kindly eradicate our lust, illnesses, impure and wicked intellect.



Oh! Dhvija/Bhramin, Whoever reads or listens to the Sri Subramanyashtakam would attain abundance of pieities and remain liberated with the grace of Lord Subramanya, whoever reads or listens to the Subramanyashtakam in the early ours of dawn would be freed from sins of thousands and millions of births instantly.


Hey! Swaminatha Karunakara Dheenabandho | Sri Parvatheesha Mukha Pankaja Padmabandho | Srishadhi Devagana Poojitha Padhapadma | Valleesha Natha Mama Dhehi Karavalambam ||


Dhevadhi Devasutha Devaganadhinatha | Dhevendhra Vandhya Mridhupankaja Manjjupadha  Devarshi Naradha Muneedhra Sugeetha Keerthey | Valleesha Natha Mama Dhehi Karavalambam ||


Nithyannadhana Niratha Akhila Rogaharin | Bhagya Pradhana Paripooritha Bhakthakama | Shruthyagama Pranava Vachya Nijaswaroopa | Valleesha Natha Mama Dhehi Karavalambam ||


Krauncha Surendhra Parigandana Shakthi Shoola| Chapadhi Shasthra Parimanditha Dhivyapane |Sri Kundaleesha Dhritha Thunda Shikheendhravaha | Valleesha Natha Mama Dhehi Karavalambam ||


Dhevadhi Deva Rathamandala Madhyamethya | Dheendhra Peedangaram Dhridachapahastha | Shooram Nihathya Surakodibhireedyamana | Valleesha Natha Mama Dhehi Karavalambam ||


Heeradhi Rathna Varayuktha Kireedahara | Keyoora Kundala Lasath Kavachabhirama | Hey Veera Tharaka Jaya Amara Bhrindha Vandhya | Valleesha Natha Mama Dhehi Karavalambam ||


Panchaksharadhi Manu Manthritha Gangathoyai: | Panchamrithai: Pramudhithendhra Mukhair Muneedhrai: | Pattabhishikthamaghavaththanayasa Natha | Valleesha Natha Mama Dhehi Karavalambam ||


Sri Karthikeya Karunamrithapoornna Dhrishtya | Kamadhi Roga Kalusheekritha Dhushta Chiththam | Seekthva Thu Mamava Kalanidhi Kodikantha | Valleesha Natha Mama Dhehi Karavalambam ||

Subramanyashtakam Punyam Ye Padanthi Dhvijoththama: They Sarva Mukthimayanthi Subramanya Prasadhatha: ||

Subramanyashtakam Idham Pratharuththa Ya: Padeth | Kodi Janmakritham Papam Thath Kshanaththasya Nashyathi ||

|| Ithi Sri Subramanya Karavalambashtakam Sampoornnam ||


|| Jai Sriman Narayana ||

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Sri Subramanya Dhyanam – Lyrics and meanings



|| Jai Sriman Narayana ||













I shall surrender to the lotus feet of Lord Guha who has six marvelous faces that has the luster of vermilion, illustrious son of Lord Rudhra who has divine peacock as celestial vehicle; he is the commander of army of deities.  I shall meditate upon Lord Sharavana who is the son of Lord Eesha, he is decked in magnificent golden earrings on his six faces, he is decorated in precious ornaments all over his body, and he is decked in powerful weapons.  I shall worship and prostrate before Lord Subramanya who is the provider of all kinds of auspiciousness, his beautiful face is decorated with vermilion that spreads intense luster of moon, he is decked in Keyoora/armlets and bracelets, and Hara/garlands, various precious ornaments all over his body, he is the provider of all kinds of well-being equivalent to the celestial abode heaven, he carries lotus flower, Shakthi, Kukkudam and a hand in Abhayahastha posture.  I shall prostrate before Lord Subramanya who is wielded in  powerful weapon Shakthi/shakthidharam, he is the dearest son of Lord Shiva,  I shall prostrate before the Lord of Pulindha/Pulindhapathi/consort of Goddess Valli,  I shall prostrate before Lord Subramanya whose lotus face has the brilliances of thousands of Lord Adithya,  I shall prostrate before Lord Subramanya who is mounted on celestial vehicle peacock, I shall prostrate before Lord Subramanya who carries Kukkudam/hen, he is most favorable to deities,  I shall prostrate before Lord Subramanya who is too compassionate,  I shall prostrate before Lord Subramanya who resides in the abode decorated with the flowers of Kalpaka,  I shall always prostrate before Lord Guha who has six faces/ Shanmugha.   He has powerful twelve arms, he has six faces, he is the son of Goddess Ambika, he is Kumara who has the brilliance of Lord Adithya,  I shall prostrate before Lord Subramanya who is mounted on celestial vehicle peacock, he is initiated from colossal fire, he is powerful warrior, I shall earnestly pray to Lord Subramanya to fulfil all our desires.  I shall meditate upon Lord Shanmugha who has six faces that has the luster of moon and he is the essence of loveliness, brilliance of precious ornaments, decked in marvelous gem studded crown that spreads the luster of Adithya in the early hours of dawn, he is decked in bracelets and armlets, magnificent earrings on ears that spreads luster on the neck areas, he is decorated in beautiful Kanganam and Kingini etc…  I shall meditate upon Lord Guha who is the dearest son of Lord Shiva, who symbolizes Dhvadhashakshara, he is decked  in Banam, Gedakam, Angusham, Pasham, Dhanur, Chakram, Vajram, Shakthi, trident, and one hand in Abhayahastha posture, he has six faces, he is decorated with Cchathra and mounted on celestial vehicle peacock.  I shall repreatedly prostrate before Gangeya/son of sacred Ganga, who is conceived from colossal fire, he is appeared in the sacred pond, he symbolizes wisdom and valor, he is loveliest child Subramanya, he is  Lord of deities, he is Guha who is eternal and has the brilliance of Lord Rudra, he is the commander of army of deities and the stars in the milky way.  I shall prostrate before Lord of Lords/ Devadeva Lord Subramanya along with Lord Gajamukha/Ganesha, he is Karthikeya and Shadanana and Subramanya as well, I shall prostrate before Lord Subramanya who is Devadeva/Lord of Lords mounted on the celestial vehicle peacock along with majestic flag positioned in the grand chariot.



Shadananam Kumkuma Rakthavarnnam Mahamathim Dhivya Mayoora Vahanam | Rudrasya Soonum Surasainya Natham Guham Sadha Sharanam Aham Prapadhye ||


Kanaka Kundala Manditha Shanmugham Kanaka Rajivirajitha Lochanam | Nishitha Shasthra Sharasana Dharinam Sharavanodhbhavam Eeshasutham Bhaje ||


Sindhoorarunam Indhu Kanthi Vadhanam Keyoora Haradhibhi: | Dhivyairabharanai Vibhooshithathanu  Swargasya Saukhyapradham | Ambhoja Abhaya Shakthi Kukkudadharam Rakthangarangam Shukam | Subramanyam Upasmahe Pranamatham Sarvarththa Samsiddhidham ||


Vandhe Shakthidharam Shivathma Thanayam Vandhe Punlindhapathim | Vandhe Banu Sahasram Ambudhanibham Vandhe Mayoorasanam | Vandhe Kukkudakethanam Suravaram Vandhe Kripambonidhim Vandhe Kalpaka Pushpashaila Nilayam Vandhe Guham Shanmugham ||


Dhvishadbujam Shanmugham Ambikasutham Kumaram Adithya Samana Thejasam | Vandhe Mayoorasanam Agni Sambhavam Senanyamadhyaham Abheeshta Siddhaye ||


Dhyayeth Shanmugham Indhu Kodi Sadhrusham Rathnaprabha Shobhitham | Balarkkadhyuthi Shadkireeda Vilasath Keyoora Haranvitham | Karnnalamkritha Kundala Pravilasath Kandasthalai shobhitham | Kanchi Kankana Kinkinee Varayutham Shrungara Sarodhayam ||

Dhyayeth Dheepsitha Siddhidham Shivasutham Shridhvadhashaksham Guham | Banam Gedakam Angushamshcha Varadham Pasham Dhanur Chakrakam | Vajram Shkthimasim Thrishoolam Abhayadham Dhaurbhir Dhritham Shanmugham | Basvacchathra Mayoora Vahasubhagam Chithrambaralankritham ||



Gangeyam Vahnigarbham Sharavana Janitham Gnanashakthim Kumaram | Subramanyam Suresham Guhamachalabhidham Rudra Thejasvaroopam | Senanyam Tharakaghnam Gajamukha Sahajam Karthikeyam Shadasyam | Subramanyam Mayoora Dhvaja Ratha Sahitham Devadevam Namami||



|| Jai Sriman Narayana ||

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Sri Gayathri Kavacham – Vashishta Samhitha - Lyrics and meanings

 



|| Jai Sriman Narayana ||












Yajjavalkya speaks “ Oh! Swamin, Oh! Jagannatha, kindly narrate the glorious myth of Bhramaroopam which is highly propitious and treatise of 64 art forms, that protects from severe perils and miseries, I would like to listen to  the sacred armor of divine embodied as sacred hymns, kindly describe them in a prescribed manner.”


Lord Bhrama replied “ Goddess Gayathri Kavacham is composed by Lord Bhrama, Lord Vishnu, and Lord Shiva, it has Rig, Yajur, Sama  and Atharvana as Chandhass, it is recited to eulogise the glories of  Parambhramaswaroopa Goddess Sri Gayathri.  Goddess Bhuvaneshvari is the protector of all and all the living beings remains protected with her grace, without her protective armor everything remains defenseless, it has Bhargam/splendor and Yukthi  as Beejam, Dheeyam/intelligence as Keelakam, it is recited to attain Purushartha, it is recited by assuming the presence of Rishi on head, Nyasa on  face, Devatha in heart, Beejam in highly confidential place, Shakthi on  feet, Keelakam on navel, she is Mahavidhya who symbolizes 32 syllables, she represents Sankhyayana Gothram, it is recited Dvadhashalaksha (12 + Laksha) times along with appropriate Nyasa and Karangam/offerings with particular gestures  to get abundance of pieties, proper utterance of words consisting of four syllables three times with Anuloma and Viloma, followed with Karanganyasa, Dhasha mudra is  used  to invoke Goddess Sri Gayathri who is the the protector of each and every limbs and point of intersection, it is followed by meditation, Mudra/gestures, Namaskaram, reciting hymns praising the glories of preceptor etc..  would provide highly meritorious rewards.”


“ Sri Gayathri Kavacham is highly propitious hymns composed by Lord  Bhrama, Lord Vishnu and Lord Rudra, it has Rig, Yajur, Sama and Atharvana as Chandhass, presiding deity is Parambhrama Swaroopini Goddess Sri Gayathri, it has  Bhur as Beejam, Bhuva: as Shakthi, Svaha as Keelakam, it is recited to please Goddess Sri Gayathri.”


I shall meditate upon Goddess Sri Gayathri who has great splendor, carries water vessel on her hand, she is pure and has supreme effulgence, she is the essence of all philosophies, she is the mother of sacred Veda/Vedamatha, I shall prostrate before  Goddess Sri Gayathri by reciting  Om Bhur Bhuva: Svaha: Thath Savithur and assume her eternal presence in my heart, I shall prostrate before  Goddess Sri Gayathri by reciting Om Bhur Bhuva: Svaha: Varenyam and assume her eternal presence on my head, I shall prostrate before  Goddess Sri Gayathri by reciting Om Bhur Bhuva: Svaha: Bhargo Devasya and assume her eternal presence on my tuft, I shall prostrate before  Goddess Sri Gayathri by reciting Om Bhur Bhuva: Svaha: Dheemaheethi and assume her eternal presence as protective shield, I shall prostrate before  Goddess Sri Gayathri by reciting Om Bhur Bhuva: Svaha: Dheeyo Yo Na: and assume her eternal presence on my eyes, I shall prostrate before  Goddess Sri Gayathri by reciting Om Bhur Bhuva: Sva: Prachodhayath as Asthra.”


"I shall meditate upon Goddess Sri Gayathri who symbolizes liberation from repeated births, she is stunningly gorgeous, she has beautiful face and has luster of blue, she is decked in marvelous gem studded crown, she is the essence of Veda and sacred scriptures, she is Goddess Gayathri who carries Angusham, trident, Kapalam, Shakham, Chakram, lotus flower on one hand, two hands are in Varada/boons and Abhaya/shelter hastha postures,  I shall meditate upon Goddess Sri Gayathri earlier, I shall meditate upon Goddess Sri Savithri on south, I shall meditate upon Goddess Saraswathi on north, Kindly bless us with Bhramavidhya,  I shall earnestly pray to Goddess Gayathri to protect us from all directions and protect us from evil spirits, Oh! Rudrani kindly protect us from all directions, Oh! Bhramani, Oh! Vaishnavi kindly protect us from upwards, Oh! Bhuvaneshvari kindly protect us from ten directions, I shall offer salutation and remember Bhramasthra that would provide clarity in speech, I shall offer salutation and remember Bhramadhandam that would protect from all fierce weapons, I shall offer salutation and remember Bhramasheersha which would protect from enemies, Oh! Vedamatha who symbolizes Sahasrakshara, kindly protects us always with the Devisooktham,  Oh! Devatha, who symbolizes Chathushashti Kala and Beejashakthi kindly protects us. I shall prostrate before Goddess Sri Gayathri kindly protects waist areas and navel of all the living beings, heart and throat, tongue and eyes, forehead and head, ears and nose, cheeks and lips, neck areas and upper part of arms, hands, Oh! Jathavedethi, Oh! Gayathri,  Oh! Thrayambakethi who symbolizes Dhashakshara, kindly protects our ankle and feet, let those 24 syllables of sacred Gayathri hymns protects our all body parts, above are the sacred armor of Goddess Gayathri, she is Shodashi whose armor is capable to remove all kinds of miseries and perils of the worshiper, whoever recites or listens to the sacred armor of Goddess Gayathri would provide Chathushashtikala, wisdom and knowledge and prosperity, it would eradicates all the sins committed to women, cows, Bhramin, companions, and various sins, ultimately it would leads to Parambhrama, whoever perform veneration of Goddess Gayathri with fresh alluring flowers, and recitation of sacred hymns would provide the pieties of hundreds and thousands of years worship, adoration of sacred hymns of Goddess Gayathri on throat and Shikha would provide abundance of pieties, Gayathri Mahamanthram would bring the honor of Jeevanmuktha to the worshiper, Oh! Viprendhra, veneration of Goddess for Shatham Sahasrakam, Dhasha Shatham Ashtotharam Shatham would bring abundance of merits, Oh! Vipra, veneration of Goddess Gayathri during the hours sandhya with utmost faith and devotion, recitation of sacred hymns of Gayathri and performance of rite in appropriates hours would bring all kinds of siddhis, recitation of sacred hymns with prescribed rite would bring abundance of meritorious rewards and eradicates sins committed in various births,  Oh! Vipra, it should be performed early hours of dawn, noon and dusk, it should be recited with prescribed discipline, Panchopacharam, Homadhravyam etc.. it would bring the proficiency in sacred hymns like Sage Vishvamithra,  Vedavyasa, Vachaspathi who are fervent devotees of  Devi, recitation of sacred hymns of Goddess Gayathri for Sahasra/thousands of times would eradicate miseries and perils, recitation of thousands and millions of times would eradicate severe perils and miseries, recitation of crores of times would bring all that desires by the worshiper and long life."



Yajjyavalka Uvacha –
 Swamin Sarva Jagannatha  Samshayoasthi Mahaman Mama | Chathu: Shashtikalanam Cha Pathakanam Cha Thadhvatha ||

Muchyathe Kena Punyena  Bhramaroopam Kadham Bhaveth | Dhehm Cha  Devatharoopam Manthraroopam Visheshatha: ||

Kramatha: Shrothumicchami Kavacham Vidhipoorvakam ||

Bhrama Uvacha –
Gayathrya: Kavachasyasya Bhrama Vishnu: Shivo Rishi: ||

Rig Yajur Sama Adharvani Chandhamsi Parikeerthitha:| Parambhramaswaroopa Sa Gayathri Devatha Smritha ||

Rakshaheenam Thu Yathsthanam Kavachena  Vina Kritham | Sarvam Sarvathra Samrakshe Sarvangam Bhuvaneshvari ||

Beejam Bhargashcha  Yukthishcha Dheeya: Keelakameva Cha | Purusharththa Viniyogo Yo Nashcha Parikeerthitha: ||

Rishim Moordhni Nyaseth Poorvam Mukhe Chandha Udheeritham | Devatham Hridhi Vinyasya Guhye Beejam Niyojayeth ||

Shakthim Vinyasya Padhayor Nabhau Thu Keelakam Nyaseth | Dhvathrishamththu Mahavidhya: Sankhyayanasa Gothraja: ||

Dhvadhasha Laksha Samyuktha Viniyoga: Prithak Prithak | Yevam Nyasavidhim Krithva Karangam Vidhipoorvakam ||

Vyahrithi Thrayam Uccharya Hyanuloma Vilomatha: | Chathur Akshara Samyuktham Karanganyasamachareth ||

Avahanadhibhedham Cha Dhasha Mudhra: Pradharshayeth | Sa Pathu Varadha Devi Anga Prathyanga Sangame ||

Dhyanam Mudhram Namaskaram Gurumanthram Thadhaiva Cha | Samyogam Athmasiddhim Cha Shadvidham Kim Vicharayeth ||

|| Asya Sri Gayathri Kavachasya  Bhrama Vishnu Rudra Rishaya: | Rig Yajur Sama Adharvani Chandhamsi | Parambhramaswaroopini | Gayathri Devatha | Bhur Beejam | Bhuva: Shakthi: | Svaha  Keelakam | Sri Gayathri Preethyarthe  Jape Viniyoga: ||

Om Bhurbhuva: Sva: Thath  Savithur Ithi Hridhayaya Nama : | Om Bhur Bhuva: Sva: Varenyam Ithi Shirase Svaha | Om Bhur Bhuva: Sva: Bhargo Devasyethi Shikhayai Vashat |Om Bhur Bhuva: Sva: Dheemaheethi Kavachaya Hum |Om Bhur Bhuva: Sva: Dhiyo Yo Na : Ithi Nethrathrayaya Vashat | Om Bhur Bhuva: Sva: Prachodhayadhithi Asthraya Phat ||

Varnnasthram Kundikahastham Shuddha Nirmala Jyothisheem | Sarva Thathvamayeem Vandhe Gayathreem Veda Matharam ||

Dhyanam –
Muktha  Vidhruma  Hemaneela Dhavala Cchayair Mukhaisthrikshanair  | Mukthamindhu  Nibanddha Rathnamakudam Thaththvartha Varnnathmikam | Gyathreem Varadhabhaya Angushakasham Shoolam  Kapalam Gunam | Shankham Chakramadharavindha Yugalam Hasthair  Vahantheem Bhaje||

Om Gayathri Poorvatha: Pathu Savithri Pathu Dhakshine | Bhramavidhya Cha Mey Pashchath Uththare Mam Sarasvathi ||

Pavaki Mey Dhisham Raksheth Pavakojjala Shalini | Yathudhaneem Dhisham Rakshedhyathu Dhanaganardhini ||

Pavamaneem Dhisham Raksheth Pavamana Vilasini | Dhisham Raudhreem Avathu Mey Rudrani Rudraroopini ||

OOrdhvam Bhramani Mey  Rakshedhadhasthadh Vaishnavi Thadha | Yevam Dhasha Dhisho Raksheth Sarvatho Bhuvaneshvari ||

Bhramasthra  Smaranadeva Vacham Siddhi: Prajayathe | Bhrama Dhandashcha  Mey Pathu Sarvashasthrasthrabhakshakra: ||

Bhramasheersha Sthadha Pathu Shathroonam Vadhakaraka: | Saptha  Vyahrithaya : Pathu Sarvadha  Bindhusamyutha: ||

Vedamatha  Cha Mam Pathu Sarahasya Sadhaivatha | Devisooktham Sadha Pathu Sahasrakshara Devatha ||

Chathu: Shashti Kala Vidhya Dhivyadhya Pathu Devatha | Beejashakthishcha Mey Pathu Pathu Vikrama Devatha ||

Thathpadham Pathu Mey Padhau Janghe Mey Savithu: Padham | Varenyam Kadidhesham Thu Nabhim Bhargasthadhaiva Cha ||

Devasya Mey  Thu  Hridhayam Dheemaheethi Galam Thadha | Dhiyo Mey  Pathu Jihvayam Ya: Padham Pathulochane ||

Lalade Na:  Padham Pathu Moordhanam Mey Prachodhayath | Thadhvarnna: Pathu Moordhanam Sakara: Pathu Balakam ||

Chakshushi Mey Vikarasthu Shrothram Raksheththu Karaka: | Nasapudervakaro Mey Rekarasthu Kapolayo: ||

Nikarasthvadharoshte Cha  Yakarasthoordhva Oshtake | Athyamadhye  Bakarasthu Gokarasthu Kapolayo: ||

Dhekara: Kandadheshe  Cha Vakara: Skandhadheshayo: | Syakaro Dhakshinam Hastham  Dheekaro Vamahasthakam ||

Makaro Hridhayam Raksheddhikaro Jadaram Thadha | Dhikaro Nabhidhesham Thu  Yokarasthu Kadidhvayam ||

Guhyam Rakshathu Yokara  OOru Mey Mana: Padhaksharam | Prakaro Januni Rakshecchokaro Janghadheshayo: ||

Dhakaro Gulbadhesham Thu Yathkara: Padhayugmakam | Jathavedhethi Gayathri Thryambakethi Dhashakshara ||

Sarvatha: Sarvadha  Pathu Apo Jyotheethi Shodashi | Idham Thu Kavacham Dhivyam Badha Shatha Vinashakam ||

Chathu: Shashti Kalavidhya Sakalaishvarya Siddhidham | Japarambe  Cha Hridhayam Japanthe  Kavacham Padeth ||

Sthri Go Bhramana Mirthradhi Dhrohadhyakhila Pathakai: | Muchyathe Sarvapapebhya: Parambhramadhi Gacchathi ||

Pushpanjalim Cha  Gayathrya Moolenaiva  Padeth Sakrith | Shatha Sahasra Varshanam Poojaya: Phalamapnuyath ||

Bhurjapathre Likhiththvaithath Svakande Dharayedhyadhi | Shikhayam Dhakshine  Bahau Kande Va Dharayedhbudha: ||

Thrailokhyam Kshobayeth Sarvam Thrailokyam Dhahathi Kshanath | Puthravan Dhanavan Sriman Nanavidhyanidhir Bhaveth ||

Bhramasthradheeni Sarvani Thadhangasparshanaththatha: | Bhavanthi Thasya  Thucchani Kimanyath Kadhayami They ||

Abhimanthritha Gayathri Kavacham Manasam Padeth | Thajjalam Pibatho Nithyam Purashcharya Phalam Labeth ||

Laghu Samanyakam Manthram Mahamanthram Thadhaiva Cha | Yo Veththi Dharanam Yujjan Jeevanmuktha: Sa Uchyathe ||

Sapthavyahrithi Vipendhra Sapthavastha: Prakeerthitha: | Saptha Jeevashatha Nithyam Vyahrithi Agniroopini ||

Pranave  Nithya Yukthasya  Vyahritheeshu Cha  Sapthasu | Sarvesham Eva  Papanam Sangare Samupasthithe ||

Shatham  Sahasram Abhyarchya  Gayathri Pavanam Mahath | Dhasha Shatham Ashtotharam Shatham Gayathri Pavanam Mahath ||

Bhakthiyuktho Bhavedh Vipra: Sandhyakarma Samachareth | Kale Kale  Prakarthavyam Siddhirbhavathi Nanyadha ||

Pranavam  Poorvamudhruthya Bhur Bhuvasvasthadhaiva Cha | Thuryam Sahaiva  Gayathrijapa Yeva Mudhahritham ||

Thureeyapadhamuthsrijya Gayathreem cha  Japedh Dhvija: | Sa Moodo Narakam Yathi Kalasoothram Adhogathi: ||

Mathradhau Jananam Proktham Mathranthe Mritha Soothrakam | Ubhayor Dhosha Nirmuktham Gayathri Saphala Bhaveth ||

Manthradhau Pashabeejam Cha  Manthranthe  Kushabeejakam | Manthramadhye  Thu Ya  Maya Gayathri Saphala Bhaveth ||

Vachikasthvahameva  Syadhupamshu Shathamuchyathe | Sahasram Manasam Proktham Thrividham  Japalakshanam ||

Akshamalam Cha Mudhram Cha Gurorapi Na Dharshayeth | Japam  Chakshaswaroopenamika  Madhyaparvani ||

Anama  Madhyaya Heenakanishtadhi Kramena Thu | Tharjjani Moolaparyantham Gayathri Japalakshanam ||

Parvabhisthu Jape Devamanyathra  Niyama:  Smritha: | Gayathri Vedamooathvadhvedha: Parvasu Geeyathe ||

Dhashabhir  Janmajanitham Shathenaiva  Pura Kritham | Thriyugam Thu Sahasrani Gayathri Hanthi Kilbhisham ||

Pratha:  Kaleyu Karthavyam Siddhim Vipro Ya Icchathi | Nadhalaye  Samadhishcha  Sandhyayam Samupasathe ||

Angulyagrena  Yajjaptham Yajjaptham Merulanghane | Asangya Cha  Yajjaptham Thajjaptham Nishpalam  Bhaveth ||

Vina Vasthram  Prakurveetha  Gayathri Nishphala Bhaveth | Vasthrapuccham Na Janathi Vridha  Thasya Parishrama: ||

Gayathreem Thu Parithyajya Anyamanthram Upasathe | Siddhannam Cha Parithyajya Bhikshamadathi Dhurmathi: ||

Rishichandho Devathakhya Beejam Shakthishcha  Keelakam | Niyogam  Na Cha Janathi Gayathri  Nishphala Bhaveth ||

Varna Mudhra Dhyanapadham Avahanavisarjjanam | Dheepam Chakram  Na Janathi  Gayathri  Nishphala Bhaveth ||

Shakthir Nyasasthadha  Sthanam  Manthra Sambodhanam Param | Thrividham  Yo Na Janathi Gayathri  Thasya  Nishphala ||

Panchopacharakamshchaiva  Homadhravyam Thadhaiva  Cha | Panchangam Cha  Vina Nithyam Gayathri Nishphala  Bhaveth ||

Manthrasiddhir  Bhavejjathu Vishvamithrena  Bhashim | Vyaso  Vachaspathir  Jeevasthutha  Devi Thapa: Smrithau ||

Sahasrajaptha Sa Devi  Hyupa Pathakanashini | Lakshajapye  Thadha  Thaccha  Mahapathakanashini | Kodijapyena  Rajendhra  Yadhicchathi Thadhapnuyath ||

Na Dheyam Parashishyebhyo Bhyabhakthebhyo Visheshatha: | Shishebhyo Bhakthiyukthebhyo Hyanyadha  Mrithyumapnuyath ||

||Ithi Srimad Vashishta Samhithoktham Gayathrikavacham Sampoornnam ||



|| Jai Sriman Narayana ||

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Sri Gayathri Ashtakam – Lyrics and meanings



|| Jai Sriman Narayana ||











I shall meditate upon Goddess Sri Gayathri who symbolizes eternal bliss and auspiciousness, she represents wisdom and knowledge, her lotus feet are worshiped by illustrious Rishis and Sages,  she symbolizes Adishakthi who is worshiped by three worlds, she is the essence of Veda, she is incomparable, she is supreme Goddess, she has various incarnations, she is storehouse of virtues and source of happiness as well.  I shall meditate upon Goddess Sri Gayathri who symbolizes eternal bliss and auspiciousness, she is unblemished, she is sathvik, she eradicates all miseries and sorrows of the worshiper, she has no specific forms, she is the essence of Universe and its living beings, she is pure, she is supreme ascetic who is matchless, she is supreme Goddess, she is honorable, she is worshiped by deities and demons, she symbolizes Shruthi. I shall meditate upon Goddess Sri Gayathri who symbolizes eternal bliss and auspiciousness, she symbolizes supreme austerities, she fulfils all the desires of her worshiper, she eradicates miseries and sorrows of her worshiper, she is compassionate, she has various manifestations, she is easily attainable to the scholars and intellectuals, she is the provider of abundance of boons to worshiper, she is the provider of pieties to her worshiper, she eradicates worldly bondages of her worshiper.  I shall meditate upon Goddess Sri Gayathri who symbolizes eternal bliss and auspiciousness, she is deserved to be worshiped always, she is attainable to the virtuous, she symbolizes wisdom, she augments intellects in her worshiper, she eradicates miseries and sorrows of the Universe, she eradicates the darkness of ignorance in her worshiper, she is matchless, she is divine personified, she is gracious/beautiful,auspicious, righteous, she symbolizes principles of worship, she is the safest ferry to cross the ocean of world of samsara. I shall meditate upon Goddess Sri Gayathri who symbolizes eternal bliss and auspiciousness, she has no birth/Aja, she has various incarnations with numerous virtues, she is pure, she destroys Thamoguna/lethargy, she represents Thanthric rites, Shruthi, melodious sounds and senses, she is honorable and contended, she is too compassionate always, and she symbolizes wealth and fortune. I shall meditate upon Goddess Sri Gayathri who symbolizes eternal bliss and auspiciousness, she is the source of Universe and its living beings, she is the protector of Universe and its living beings, she eradicates all kinds of miseries and perils of the worshiper, she is valorous, she is courageous, she is pure, she is supreme ascetic, she guides us through righteous path, she has various incarnations, she is supreme Goddess in the three worlds. I shall meditate upon Goddess Sri Gayathri who symbolizes eternal bliss and auspiciousness, she is supreme ascetic, she symbolizes supreme intellect, she controls the intellect of her worshiper and removes insensibility/dullness in them, she has golden complexion/imperishable, she symbolizes virtues, her glories as eulogized by distressed people, she is skillful, she represents supreme wisdom and knowledge, she has endless virtues, she is pure, she is Bhagavathi whose splendor is eulogized by all.  I shall meditate upon Goddess Sri Gayathri who symbolizes eternal bliss and auspiciousness, she is primordial and eternal, she is serene, she is eulogized by illustrious Rishis and Sages, she is the essence of Veda, she is deserved to be eulogized and her glories are endless, her splendor is eulogized by Surapathi, she is supreme Goddess, she is deserved to venerated at all times, she gets easily pleased to her devotees.  It is highly propitious to recite or listens to the sacred hymns of Sri Gayathri Ashtakam with pure heart and intellect, Oh! Mother/Matha, I am truly fortunate in this world, kindly bless us.



Sukalyaneem Vaneem Sura Munivarai: Poojithapadham | Shivamadhyam Vandhyam Thribhuvanamayeem Vedajananeem | Param Shakthim Shrushtum Vividhavidharoopam Gunamayeem | Bhajembham Gayathreem Parama Subhaga Anandhajananeem ||

Vishuddham Saththvastham Akhila Dhuravasthadhi Harineem | Nirakaram Saram Suvimala Thapo Moorthimathulam | Jagadh Jyeshtam Shreshtam Asurasura Poojyam Shruthinutham| Bhajembham Gayathreem Parama Subhaga Anandhajananeem ||

Thaponishta Abheeshtam Swajanamana Santhapashamaneem | Dhayamoorthim Spoorthim Yathithathi Prasadhaika Sulabham | Varenyam Punyam Tham Nikhila Bhava  Bandhapaharineem | Bhajembham Gayathreem Parama Subhaga Anandhajananeem ||

Sadharadhyam Sadhyam Sumathi Mathi Vistharakarineem | Vishokamalokam Hridhayagatha Mohandhakarineem | Param Dhivyam Bhavyamagama Bhava Siddhveka Tharaneem | Bhajembham Gayathreem Parama Subhaga Anandhajananeem ||

Ajam  Dhvaitham Thraitham Vividhagunaroopam Suvimalam | Thamo Hanthreem Thanthreem Shruthi Madhuranadham Rasamayeem | Mahamanyam Dhanyam Sathathakarunasheela Vibhavam | Bhajembham Gayathreem Parama Subhaga Anandhajananeem ||

Jagadhathreem Pathreem Sakala Bhava Samharakaraneem | Suveeram Dheeram Tham Suvimala  Thapo Rashi Saraneem |Anekamekam Vai Thrijaga Sadhadhishtana Padhaveem | Bhajembham Gayathreem Parama Subhaga Anandhajananeem ||

Prabuddham Buddham Tham Swajanamathi Jadyapaharanam | Hiranyam Gunyam Tham Sukavijana Geetham Sunipuneem | Suvidhyam Niravadhyam Amala Gunanadham Bhagavatheem | Bhajembham Gayathreem Parama Subhaga Anandhajananeem ||

Anantham Shantham Yam Bhajathi Budha Vrindha: Shruthimayeem | Sugeyam Dhyeyam Yam Smarathi Hridhi Nithyam Surapathi: | Sadha Bhakthya Shakthya Pranathamathibhi: Preethi Vashagam| Bhajembham Gayathreem Parama Subhaga Anandhajananeem ||


Shuddha Chiththa: Padedhyasthu Gayathrya Ashtakam Shubham | Aho Bhagyo Bhaven Loke  Thasmin Matha Praseedhathi ||


|| Jai Sriman Narayana ||

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Sri Thulasi Kavacha Sthothram – Bhramandapuranam - Lyrics and meanings



|| Jai Sriman Narayana ||











I shall prostrate befor Lord Ganesha, Sri Thulasi Kavacha Sthothram is highly propitious hymn composed by Rishi Mahadeva, it has Anushtup as Chandhas, and Goddess Thulasi is presiding deity.  The glorious hymns praising the splendor of Goddess Sri Thulasi are recited to fulfil all the desires.


I shall prostrate before Goddess Sri Thulasi/Sri Mahadevi who is decked in lotus flowers, I shall adorn Goddess Sri Thulasi on my head, kindly protect us, she is the protector as well as provider of fame, I shall envision Goddess sri Thulasi who has the eyes resembles to lotus flower, she is closest companion of Goddess Sri Mahalakshmi, kindly listen to me.  Oh! Sugandha who is highly frangrant/blue lily, kindly protect our sensory organ that detects odour, Oh! Sumukhi who has beautiful face, kindly protect our face, Oh! Shubhadha who is the provider of auspiciousness, kindly protect our tongue, Oh! Vidhyamayi who symbolizes wisdom and knowledge, kindly protect our neck, Oh! Kahlarini who represents attractive white water lily, kindly protect our upper part of shoulders, Oh! Vishnuvallabha/dearest darling of Lord Vishnu kindly protect our heart, Oh! Punyadha who is the provider of abundance of pieities, kindly protect our middle portion of the body, Oh! Saubhagyadhayini who symbolizes fortune, kindly protect our navel, Oh!  Kundalini kindly protects our reproductive organ, Oh! Naradavandhitha who is venerated by Maharishi Narada, kindly protect our thighs, Oh! Janani who is the source of Universe and its living beings, kindly protect our soul, Oh! Sakalavandhithe who is worshiped by all, kindly protect our shank, Oh! Narayanapriye who is the dearest darling of Lord Narayana kindly protect our feet, Oh! Sarvarakshini who is the protector of all, kindly protect our all body parts,  Oh! Mahahave, kindly protect us from all miseries and sorrows, difficulties and perils, fears and arguments,  Oh! Thulasi, kindly protect us during the hours of dusk and at all times.

|| Phalashruthi ||


The above are the  highly confidential and propitious hymns known as Thulasi Kavacham which is equivalent to nectar to the living beings and safest haven to the distressed people, it is capable to provide liberation from the repeated births to people who yearns for it, it provides Dhyanayoga to the fervent devotees, attractiveness to people who yearn for it, supreme knowledge to the people who desires for it, it provides wealth to poorer, it eradicates the sins of sinner, it provides abundance of grains to people who yearn for it, it provides haven for  people who desires for it, it provides cows to the people who yearn for it, it provides virtuous offspring to people who yearns for it, it provides kingdom to Kings who yearn for it, it provides peace to the people who are distressed, it provides intense devotion at the lotus feet of Lord Vishnu, she is the female force of Vishnu who dwells as soul in living beings, it is highly propitious hymns that brings Thrivargaphalam/three kinds of austerities and it brings auspiciousness to homes, whoever recites or listens to these glorious hymns seated in the woods of Thulasi would attain all that desired, it multiplies the devotion to Lord Hari, it eradicates the birth of lifeless child, causes birth of child with long life and good health, it removes barrenness of woman, whoever reads or listens to it sitting under  Ashwaththa tree would attain attractive physical features, students should recite sitting under the Palasha tree facing the sun, young maidens should recite these sacred hymns sitting in the shrine of Chandika, whoever recites or listens to this hymns sitting at home would overpower their enemies, whoever desires for wealth should recites or listens to it in the shrine of Lord Vishnu, whoever recites or listens to it sitting in the garden would attain suitable companion, ultimately it would bring all that desired by the worshiper.



|| Om Sri Ganeshayai Nama: ||

|| Asya Sri Thulasi Kavacha Sthothra Mahamanthrasya Sri Mahadeva Rishi: | Anushtup Chandha: | Sri  Thulasi Devatha | Mama  Epsitha Kamana Siddhyartham Jape Viniyoga: ||

Thulasi Sri Mahadevi Nama: Pankaja Dharini | Shiro Mey Thulasi Pathu  Phalam Pathu Yashasvini ||

 Dhrishau Mey Padmanayana Sri Sakhi Shravane Mama | Ghranam Pathu Sugandha Mey Mukham Cha Sumukhi Mama ||

 Jihvam Mey Pathu Shubhadha  Kandam Vidhyamayi Mama | Skandhaukahlarini Pathu Hridhayam Vishnuvallabha ||

Punyadha  Mey Pathu Madhyam Nabhim Saubhagyadhayini | Kadim Kundalinim Pathu Ooru Naradavandhitha ||

Januni Jaanuni Pathu Janghe  Sakalavandhitha | Narayanapriya Padhau Sarvangam  Sarva Rakshini ||

Sangade Vishame  Durge  Bhaye  Vadhe  Mahahave | Nithyam Hi Sandhyo: Pathu Thulasi Sarvatha: Sadha ||

Itheedham Paramam Guhyam Thulasya: Kavachamritham | Marthyanamamritharthaya Bheethanam Abhayaya Cha ||

Mokshaya  Cha Mukukshoonam Dhyayinam Dhyana Yogakrith | Vashaya  Vashyakamanam Vidhyayai Veda Vadhinam ||

Dhravinaya Dharidhranam Papinam Papashanthaye ||

Annaya Kshudhithanam Cha  Swargaya Swargamicchitham | Pashavyam Pashukamanam Puthradham Puthrakangshinam ||

Rajyaya Bhrashta Rajyanam Ashanthanam cha Shanthaye |Bhakthyartham Vishnubhakthanam Vishnau Sarvantharathmani ||

Japyam Thrivarga Sidhyartham Grihasthena  Visheshatha: | Udhyantham Chandakiranam Upasthaya Krithanjjali: ||

Thalasi Kanane Thishtannaseeno Va Japedhitham | Sarvan Kaman Avapnothi Thadhaiva  Mama Sannidhim ||

Mama Priyakaram Nithyam  Hari Bhakthi Vivardhanam | Ya  Syanmritha Praja Nari  Thasyangam Pramarjayeth ||

Sa Puthram  Labathe  Dheergha Jeevinam Chapyaroginam | Vandhyaya Marjjayedhangam Kushair Manthrena  Sadhaka: ||

Sa Api Samvathsaradeva Garbham Dhaththe Manoharam | Ashvaththe  Rajavashyarththi Japedhagne: Suroopabhak ||

Palashamoole Vidhyarthi Thejordhyabhimukho Rave: | Kanyarthi Chandikagehe  Shathruhathyai Grihe Mama ||

Srikamo Vishnugehe  Cha Udhyane Sthrivasha Bhaveth | Kimathra  Bahunokthena  Shrunu Sainyesha  Thaththvatha: ||

Yam Yam Kamamabhi Dhyayeththam Tham  Prapnothya Samshayam | Mama  Gehagathasthvam Thu  Tharakasya  Vadhecchaya ||

Japan Sthothram Cha Kavacham Thulasigatha Manasa: | Mandalaththarakam Hantha Bhavishyasi Na Samshaya: ||



|| Ithi Sri Bhramandapurane  Thulasi Mahathmye Thulasi Kavacham Sampoornnam ||

|| Jai Sriman Narayana ||

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Sri Thulasi Sthuthi - Lyrics and meanings




|| Jai Sriman Narayana ||











I shall meditate upon Goddess Thulasi who is closest companion of Goddess Sri Mahalakshmi, she eradicates all kinds of sins of worshiper and provides abundance of pieties, I shall prostrate before Goddess Thulasi who is worshiped by Maharishi Naradha, she is dearest darling of Lord Narayana.   I shall prostrate before Goddess Thulasi who  is the source of happiness and auspiciousness, she eradicates miseries and illnesses of worshiper, I shall prostrate before Goddess Thulasi whose root is the dwelling place of all the sacred rivers, I shall prostrate before Goddess Thulasi whose stem is the abode of all the deities,  I shall prostrate before Goddess Thulasi whose top portion is the dwelling place of Veda and Upanishads.  I shall prostrate before Goddess Thulasi who symbolizes nectar, and auspiciousness, she eradicates miseries and sorrows of worshiper, she destroys fears and illnesses of the worshiper, I shall prostrate before Goddess Thulasi who is originated at the wish of deities, she is worshiped by Rishis and Sages, she eradicates all the sins of worshiper, she is beloved of Hara and Hari, she is the provider of fortune, virtuous offspring, wealth and abundance of grains and affluence, she is the provider of good health, she eradicates grief and miseries, Oh! Madhavapriye/darling of Madhava, kindly blesses us.  Whoever recites the glories of Thulasi and venerates the lotus feet of Goddess Thulasi on daily basis would remain unblemished.  I shall prostrate before Goddess Thulasi who eradicates worldly bondages of the worshiper; she cleanses the afflictions of worshiper, she is worshiped by the people who afflicted, veneration of Goddess Thulasi brings nearness to Lord Krishna, she is the provider of liberation from repeated births too.



Thulasi Sri  Sakhi Shubhe Papaharini Punyadhe | Namasthe Naradanuthe  Narayana Mana: Priye ||

 Mana: Prasadhajanani Sukha Saubhagyadhayini| Adi Vyadhihare Devi Thulasi Thvam Namamyaham ||

Yanmoole  Sarvatheerthani Yanmadhye  Sarvadevatha: | Yadhagre Sarva Vedashcha  Thulasi Thvam  Namamyaham ||

Amritham Sarvakalyanim Shoka Santhapa Nashineem | Adhi VyadhiHareem Nrinam Thulasi Thvam Namamyaham ||

Devaisthvam Nirmitha Poorvam Archithasi Muneeshvarai: | Namo Namsthe  Thulasi Papam Hara Haripriye||

Saubhagyam Santhatheem Devi  Dhanam Dhanyam Cha Sarvadha | Arogyam Shokashamanam Kuru Mey Madhavapriye ||

Thulasi Pathu Mam Nithyam Sarvapadhyobhi Sarvadha | Keerthitha Api Smritha  Vapi Pavithrayathi Manavam ||

Ya Dhrishta Nikhilakhasankhyashamani Sprushta Vapu: Pavani | Roganamabhivandhitha Nirsani Sikthanthakathrasini | Prathyasakthividhayini Bhagavatha: Krishnasya  Samropitha | Nyastha Thathcharane Vimukthi Phaladha  Thasyai Thulsyai Nama: ||


|| Ithi Thulasi Sthuthi:Samaptham ||

|| Jai Sriman Narayana ||


Sunday, 25 June 2017

Sri Krishna Dhvadhashanama Panchara Sthothram – Lyrics and meanings



|| Jai Sriman Narayana ||









In the first place, I shall meditate upon the lotus feet of Lord Keshva who is wielded in powerful wheel, he has the luster of fruit of Jambhu, I shall meditate Narayana on the westwards, he is wielded in Shakha/conch, he has the luster of dark clouds, I shall meditate upon Madhava on the upper regions, he has the luster of blue lily, he is wielded in Gadha/mace, I shall meditate upon Lord Govindha on the southwards, he is wielded on bow and arrows, he has the luster of moon,  I shall meditate upon Lord Vishnu on north, he is wielded in Hala/plough and holds lotus flower in his hand,  I shall medicate upon Aravindha on the south eastern region, he has the luster of lotus flower, he is Musali as well as Madhusoodhana, I shall meditate upon Lord Thrivikrama who is decked in Gadga on his hand,  I shall meditate upon Niruthi who has extreme brilliance, I shall meditate upon  Vamana on the northwest, he is wielded in Vajrayudha, he has the radiance of sun in the early hours of dawn,  I shall meditate upon Pundarikabha on the  north-eastern region, I shall meditate upon Lord Sreedhara who is wielded in Pattasayudha, I shall meditate upon Lord Hrishikesha who has the brightness of lightning, he is the controller of senses,  I shall meditate upon Lord Padmanabha who dwells on the lotus like my heart, he has the luster of thousands of sun, I shall meditate upon supreme Lord who is wielded in numerous powerful weapons, he is omniscient and omnipresent as well, he is decked in weapon Pasha in his hand, he is unconquerable, I shall meditate upon Lord Dhamodhara who is all pervading, whoever recites or listens to these glorious verses of Dvadhasha Pancharam would remain free from all kinds of fears.


Purasthath Keshava: Pathu Chakri Jamboonadhaprabha: | Pashchan Narayana : Shankhi Neelajeemootha Sannibha: ||

Indheevaradhala Shyamo Madhavordhvam Gadhadhara: | Govindho Dhakshine Parshve Dhanvi Chandhraprabho Mahan||

Uththare Halabhrth Vishnu: Padhma Kinjilkasannibham |Agneyamaravindhabho Musali Madhusoodhana: ||

Thrivikrama: Gadgapani: Nairuthyam Jwalanaprabha: | Vayavyam Vamano Vajri Tharunadhithya Dheepthiman ||

Aishanyam Pundareekabha: Sreedhara: Pattasayudha: | Vidhyuthprabho Hrishikesha: Sabahyandhishi Mudhgari ||

Hrith Padme Padmanabho Mey Sahasrakka Samaprabha: | Sarvayudha Sarva Shakthi: Sarvajja Sarvathomukha: ||

Indhragopaka Sangasha: Pashahastho Aparajitha: | Sabahyabhyantharam Dheham Vyapya Dhamodhara: Sthitha: ||

Yevam Sarvathramacchidhram Nama Dhvadhasha Pancharam | Pravishto Aham Na Mey Kinchith Bhayamasthi Kadhachana ||


||Bhyam Nasthi Kadhachana Om Nama Ithi ||

|| Jai Sriman Narayana ||