Lord Ganesha

Lord Ganesha

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Sri Mahalakshmi Sthothram – Sri Vishnu Puranam – Lyrics and meanings



|| Jai Sriman Narayana ||














Sri Parashara speaks “ Once again Lord Indhra regained his throne,  glories, powers and heaven with the grace of Goddess Sri Mahalakshmi who has pleasing disposition and  carries lotus flowers in her hands.”


Lord Indhra eulogizes “ I shall prostrate before  Goddess Sri Mahalakshmi  who is worshiped by the whole world, she is initiated from the lotus flower, she has the eyes resembles to lotus flower petals, she symbolizes Shri/wealth and Nidhra/sleep, she resides on the chest of Lord Vishnu, she resides in the abode of lotus flowers, she carries lotus flowers in her hands, she has beautiful eyes resembles to lotus flower petals, I shall meditate upon Goddess Sri Mahalakshmi whose face  has the luster of lotus flower, she is divine personified, she is beloved of Lord Padmanabha, she is the provider of various siddis, she is personified as Svadha, Svaha, and Sudha, she purifies the whole world with her presence, she represents Sandhya/hours of dawn, noon and dusk, Rathri/hours of darkness, Prabha/brightness, Bhoothi/power, wealth, wel-being, Medha/wisdom,prudence, Shradhdha/faith, belief, she is Saraswathi, she symbolizes Yajjavidhya, Mahavidhya, Athmavidhya and Guhyavidha, she has great effulgence, she is divine personified to provide liberation from repeated births, she represents philosophies, three kinds of opulence, administration of justice, pleasantness, etc…she has the luster of moon, she is embodied as Universe and its living beings, she is all pervading, she symbolizes nectar of immortality, she is supremely gorgeous, she represents fire sacrifices, she presides over the deities engaged in Yoga, she has abandoned the three worlds that caused ruin of glories and wealth, she has made the three world prosper with her presence, her auspicious fleeting look provides Dhara/appropriate companion, Puthra/virtous offspring, house/Agara, Suhrith/good companions, Dhanam/wealth, and abundance of grains/Dhanyam, good health, prosperity and wealth, happiness, etc.. Oh! Devi, it is not difficult obtain your auspicious glance, Oh! Amba, you are the source of all living beings, you are the source of  Devadeva, Hari and Lord Bhrama, Oh! Amba,  you are beloved of Lord Vishnu, you are omnipresent and represents all living and non-living things in this Universe,  she is the purifier of souls, she eradicates worldly existence of the worshiper, she is the provider of  wealth/cattle, prosperity, home, appropriate companion, virtuous offspring, good associates etc.. she dwells on the chest of Lord Vishnu, she represents sathvik nature, she is pure, she is absolute truth and store house of virtues, hence Oh! Nara, meditate upon the lotus feet of supreme Goddess who is devoid of properities, she reperesents discipline and virtues, she is provider of prosperity and happiness to the clan, she is deserved to be venerated, she is noble, virtuous, fortunate, opulent, wise, courageous, victorious and she is capable to provide all those auspiciousness to her worshiper with her fleeting look, Oh! Jagadhdhathri, Oh! Vishnuvallabhe,  Oh! Paranmukhi , kindly pardon me for any faults committed while describing your endless virtues, Oh! Vedhase who is the essence of Veda, I am not skillful in describing your endless virtues, therefore Oh! Devi, Oh! Padmakshi, who has the eyes resembles to lotus flower,  kindly forgive me and protect us all.”


Sri Parashara describes “Oh! Dvija/twice born, in this way Lord Indhra prasied the glories of Goddess Sri Mahalakshmi thousands of times and she immensely pleased, while all the deities were listening to it.”


Sri Mahalakshmi speaks “Oh! Devesha, I am completely satisfied with the recitation of these sacred hymns, therefore ask for the boons I am willing to provide them.”


Lord Indhra speaks “ Oh! Abdhisambhave who is originated from the ocean, kindly provide us the boon that you will not abandon the three worlds again.  We shall keep eulogise your endless glories with these sacred hymns, kindly do not abandon us again.”


Goddess Sri Mahalakshmi speaks “ I shall give you the boon that I will reside in three worlds and heaven, I am extremely pleased with the recitation of  these sacred hymns.  Therefore, worshiper who recites these sacred hymns during the early hours of dawn and dusk would attain the eternal presence of me.”


Sri Parashara concludes “ Oh! Maithreya, Goddess Sri Mahalakshmi provided all those boons to Devaraja/Lord Indhra,  Goddess Sri Mahalakshmi is Shrimahabhaga/supremely fortunate, most venerable, and pure, she should be worshiped with sacred hymns and she immensely gets pleased with it, previously she had initiated at the rememberance of  Sage Bhrigu, she was originated while churning the ocean  for nectar of immortality by Devas and Dhanavas, she incarnates in order to assist supreme Lord Vishnu  whenever Jagathswami/Lord of Universe personifies as Devaraja and Janardhana, she is originated from lotus flower, she incarnates on Earth in order to assist supreme Lord, she has embodied as Earth for Bhargavarama, she has personified as Sita for Raghava, she has personified as Rukmini for Krishna, in this way whenever Lord Vishnu manifests as deity or human, she also assumes the same form in order to assist him.  Whoever recites or listens to these glorious hymns praising the splendor of Goddess Sri Mahalakshmi would be blessed with the permanent presence of her in their homes as well as in their clan, houses where the recitation of these sacred hymns takes place with intense faith and devotion would be freed from Alakshmi/inauspiciousness, arguments and fights, etc.. It was described by Lord Bhrama as an answer to my question; Goddess Sri Mahalakshmi who dwells in the milky ocean was personified as daughter of Sage Bhrigu, above are the glorious hymn eulogized by Lord Indhra praising the splendor of Goddess Sri Mahalakshmi, whoever reads or listens to it on daily basis would remain freed from all kinds of misfortune.


Sri Parashara Uvacha –
Simhasanagatha : Shakra Samprapya Thridhivam Puna: | Devarajye Sthitho Devim Thushtavabjakaram Thatha: ||

Indhra Uvacha –
Namasye Sarvalokanam Janani Abjasambavam | Sriyam Nidhra Padhmakshim Vishnuvaksha: Sthalasthitham ||

Padmalayam PadmakaramPadmapathra Nibhekshanam | Vandhe Padmamukhim Devim Padmanabhapriyam  Aham ||

Thvam  Siddhisthvam Svadha Svaha  Sudha Thvam  Lokapavani | Sandhya Rathri: Prabha Bhoothir Medha  Shradhdha Saraswathi ||

Yajjavidhya  Mahavidhya  Guhyavidhya  Cha Shobhane | Athmavidhya Cha Devi Thvam  Vimukthi Phaladhayini ||

Anvikshiki Thrayivarththa  Dhandaneethisthvameva Cha| Saumya Saumyair Jagathdhroopaisthvayaitha Devi Pooritham ||

Ka Thvanya Thvamrithe Devi  Sarvayajjamayam Vapu: | Adhyasthe  Devadevasya  Yogachinthyam Gadhabhritha: ||

Thvaya Devi Parithyaktham Sakalam Bhuvanathrayam | Vinashtaprayamabhavaththvayedhanim Samedhitham ||

Dhara: Puthrasthadhagaram Suhridhdhanya Dhanadhikam | Bhavethyathan Mahabhage  Nithyam  Thvadh Dheekshanam Nrinam ||

Shareera Arogya Aishvaryamaripakshakshaya: Sukham | Devi Thvadhrishti Dhrishtanam Purushanam  Na Dhurllabham ||

Thvam Amba Sarvabhoothanam  Devadevo Hari: Pitha |  Thvaitha Vishnuna Cha Amba Jagadh Vyaptham Characharam ||

Mana: Koshasthadha  Goshtam Ma Griham Ma Paricchadham | Ma Shareeram Kalathram Cha Thyajedha: Sarvapavani ||

Ma Puthran Ma  Suhrithdhvargan Ma Pashoon Ma  Vibhooshanam | Thyajedha  Mama Devasya  Vishnor  Vaksha: Sthalashraye ||

Saththvena  Sathya Shauchabhyam  Thadha  Sheeladhibhir Gunai: | Thyajanthe  The Nara: Sadhya: Santhyaktha  Ye  Thvaya Amale ||

Thvaya Avalokitha: Sadhya: Sheeladhyair Akhilair Gunai: | Kulaishvaryaishcha  Poojyanthe  Purusha  Nirguna  Api ||

Sashlakhyai:  Saguni Dhanya: Sa Kuleena: Sa Buddhiman | Sa Shoora: Sachavikrantho Yasthvaya Devi Veekshitha: ||

Sadhyovaigunya Mayanthi Sheeladhya: Sakala Guna: | Paranmukhi Jagadhdhathri Yasya Thvam Vishnuvallabe ||

Na They Varnnayithum Shaktha Guna  Jihva Api Vedasa: | Praseedha Devi Padmakshi Ma Asmamsthyakshi: Kadhachana ||

Parashara Uvacha –
Yevam Sri: Samsthutha  Samyak  Praha Hrishta  Shathakrathum | Shrunuthvam  Sarvadevanam  Sarvabhoothasthitha Dhvija ||

Sriruvacha –
Parithushtasmi Devesha  Sthothrenanena  The Hare: | Varam  Vrineeshva Yasthishto Varadha Aham Thavagatha ||

Indhra Uvacha –
Varadha Yadhi Mey Devi Vararho Yadhivapyaham | Thrailokhyam Na Thvaya  Thyajamesha Me Asthu Vara: Para: ||

Sthothrena Yasthavaithena  Thvam Sthoshyathyabdhi Sambhave | Sa Thvaya  Na  Parithyajyo Dhvitheyoasthuvaro Mama ||

Sriruvacha –
Thrailokhyam Thridhasha Shreshta Na  Santhyakshyami Vasava | Dhaththo  Varo  Maya Ayam The Sthothraradhana Thushtya ||

Yashcha  Sayam Thadha Pratha: Sthothrananena  Manava: | Sthoshyathe  Chenna Thasyaham Bhavishyami Parangmukhi ||

Sri Parashara Uvacha –
Yevam Varam  Dhadhau Devi Devarajaya  Vai Pura | Maithreya  Sri Mahabhaga  Sthothraradhanathoshitha ||

Bhrigo: Khyatham Samuthpanna  Sri: Poorvam Mudhe: Puna: | Deva Dhanava Yathnena  Parasootha Amrithamandhdhane ||

Yevam  Yadha  Jagathsvami Devarajo Janardhana: | Avathara: Karothyesha  Thadha  Sristhasahayini ||

Punashcha Padma  Sambhootha  Yadh Adhithyoabhavadhdhari: | Yadha Cha  Bhargavo Ramasthadha Bhoodhdharanithviyam ||

Raghavathvoabhavaseetha  Rukmini Krishnajanmani | Anyeshu Ch Avathareshu Vishnorekhanpayini ||

Devathve Devadheheyam Manushathve Cha Manushi | Vishnor  Dhehanurupam Vai  Karothyeshathmanasthanum ||

Yashchaitha Shrunuya Janma Lakshya Yashcha  Padennara: | Shriyo Na Vichyuthisthasya  Grihe Yavath Kulathrayam ||

Padyathe  Yeshu  Chai Varshai Griheshu Sristhavam  Mune | Alakshmi: Kalahadhara  Na  Theshvasthe Kadhachana ||

Yethaththe  Kadhitham  Bhramanyanmam Thvam  Paripricchasi | Ksheerabhdhau Sriryadha Jatha Poorvam Bhrigusutha Sathi ||

Ithi Sakala Vibhoothya Avapthihethu: Sthuthiriyam Indhra Mukhothgatha Hi Lakshmya: | Anudhinam Iham Padyathe  Nribiryair Vasathi Na  Theshu Kadhachidhapya Lakshmi: ||

|| Ithi Sri Vishnupurane Sri  Mahalakshmi Sthothram Sampoornnam ||



|| Jai Sriman Narayana ||

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Sri Dhakshinamoorthi Ashtoththarashathanama Sthothram – Lyrics and meanings



|| Jai Sriman Narayana ||












|| Dhyanam ||

I shall prostrate before supreme Lord Dhakshinamoorthi who is seated under the Vatavriksha/peepal tree, he is Yogi whose lotus feet are highly propitious, he has the luster of autumn moon, he is most venerable and he is adorned in magnificent crown on matted hair locks, he is adorned in sacred river Ganga on matted hair locks/Gangadhara, he has an eye on forehead/Lalataksha, he is attired in skin of leopard,  he is decorated with the venomous serpents as ornaments all over his body, he is Parambhramam, he has the luster of camphor, he carries Akshamala/prayer beads/Rudraksha, Gnanamudhra/hands are in Gnanmudhra posture, he carries Veena/musical instrument and Pusthaka/sacred scriptures on his hands,  he is surrounded by illustrious elderly sages and Shukadeva, he is highly confidential even the Veda and Vedantha could not perceive,  he is youthful like Manmatha, I shall take refuge on the lotus feet of Lord Dhakshinamoorthi.



I shall meditate upon supreme Lord Dhakshinamoorthi who is  the essence of supreme wisdom and knowledge, he is Mahayogi/supreme ascetic , he is pure and wise, he is wielded in vicious weapon Pinaka, he is  adorned in gem decorated ornaments all over his body, he is adorned in magnificent crown on his matted hair locks, he is adorned in sacred Ganga, he resides on the highest mountain peaks, he is Mahajjani/supremely wise, he undertakes deep meditation, he is unfathomable and has innumerable forms, he symbolizes Yoga, he guides worshiper to safely cross the ocean of Samsara, he is too compassionate to his worshiper, he is absolute Bhramam, he is omnipresent, he is personified as Vishnu, he is primordial, he has divine bull as cestial vehicle, he is attired in  skin of animal, he is attired in majestic clothes too, he is the provider of Moksha/liberation from repeated births, he symbolizes Moksha, he is Jagathipathi, he is adorned in sacred scriptures, he is unblemished, he is the provider of supreme wisdom and knowledge, he is the commander of Ganas, he eradicates swollen pride, and lack of concentration/forgetfulness in worshiper, he is decorated in crescent moon on matted hair locks, he makes loud noises, he is fond of Samaveda, he is imperishable and virtuous, he is accompanied by all the deities, he is Sriman/symbolizes wealth, he carries colossal fire on his hand, he carries antelope in one hand, he is Shankara who symbolizes auspiciousness, he is the Lord of Yajja/fire sacrifices, he destroyed the fire sacrifice of Dhakshaprajapathi/krathudhvamsi, he graciously accepts oblation from fire sacrifices, he is the destroyer of Yama, he showers abundance of boons to worshiper, he is worshiped by passionate devotees, he carries flag that has the symbol of celestial bull, he is smeared in sacred ashes all over his body, he is decorated in Akshamala/Rudraksha all over his body, he represents trinities, he is Parambhrama, he is decorated in King of serpents as ornament, he is serene, he is wise, he has endless glories, he is embodied as Ardhanareeshvara, he is Suroththama/eminent among the deities who is worshiped by illustrious Sages and Rishis, he is supreme Lord who imparts the knowledge and wisdom, he has Ravi/surya, Chandhra/moon, and Agni/fire as three eyes, he is Jagathguru/universal preceptor, he is Mahadeva, he is eternal bliss who immerses in deep meditation, he is Jatadhari who have attractive matted hair locks, he is Mahayogi who is proficient in Yogic practices, he is the essence of wisdom and knowledge, he is king of ascetics who symbolizes sky , water and Earth, he is the essence of philosophies, he is Mahayogi, he is the provider of  skills in speech, he is embodied as Vyoma/sky, ether, air, water, heaven, etc.. he fulfils all the desires of his worshiper, he is Paramoorthi, he is supreme bliss/Chithswaroopi/pure intellect, he has supreme radiance/Thejomoorthi, he is Shiva, he is the essence of Veda and Vedanga philosophies, he symbolizes 64  art forms, he eradicates the fear of worldly existence in worshiper, he is  safest haven to people who are surrendered at his lotus feet, he has bluish throat, he has an eye on forehead, he is attired in the skin of elephant, he is devoid of Raga/lust, passion, desire, jealousy, etc. he fulfils all the desires of the worshiper, he is Thapasvi who undertakes severe penances,  he is beloved of Lord Vishnu/Vishnuvallabha, he established the four Ashramadharma known as Bhramachari, Grihastha, Sanyasa and Vanaprastha, he is restrained, he  is most excellent, he is too compassionate to his worshiper, he is absolute truth, he is personified as Yogapattabhirama/Dhakshinamoorthi, he carries Veena, he undertakes deep meditation, he represents supreme intellect, he is decked in sacred Ganga on his matted hair locks, his hands are in sacred Mudhra posture, he carries sacred scriptures, he destroys evilness caused by Vethala, Pishacha, and Rakshasa, he is Sureshvara/Lord of Lords who eradicates all kinds of severe illnesses of the worshiper.


|| Atha Dhyanam ||

Vadavriksha  Thadaseenam  Yogi Dhyeyanghri Pankajam | Sharath Chandhra Nibham Poojyam  Jadamakuta  Manditham ||

Gangadharam  Lalataksham Vyaghra Charmambaravritham | Nagabhoosham Parambhrama Dhvijarajavathamsakam ||

Akshamala  Gnanamudhra  Veena Pusthaka Shobhitham | Sukadhi Vridhdha  Shishyadyam Veda Vedantha Gocharam ||

Yuvanam Manmatharathim Dhakshinamoorthimashraye ||

|| Atha Sri Dhakshinamoorthi Ashtoththarashathanama Sthothram ||

Om Vidhyaroopi Mahayogi Shudhdha Gnani Pinakadhrith | Rathnalamkritha Sarvangi Rathnamaulir  Jadadhara: ||

Gangadharyachalavasi Mahagnani Samadhikrith | Aprameyo Yoganidhir Tharako Bhakthavathsala: ||

Bhramaroopi Jagadhvyapi Vishnumoorthi: Purathana: | Ukshavahashcharmavasa: Peethambara Vibhooshana: ||

Mokshadhayi Mokshanidhishchandhakari Jagathpathi: | Vidhyadhari  Shukla Thanu: Vidhyadhayi Ganadhipa: ||

Praudapasmrithi Samhartha Shashimaulir Mahasvana: | Samapriya Avyaya: Sadhu: Sarva Vedhairalankritha: ||

Hasthe Vahnidhara: Sriman Mrigadhari Va Shankara: | Yajjanatha  Krathudhvamsi Yajjabhoktha  Yamanthaka: ||

Bhakthanugraha Moorthishcha  Bhakthasevyo Vrishadhvaja: | Bhasmodhoolitha  Sarvanga:  Cha Akshamaladharo Mahan ||

Thrayimoorthi: Parambhrama  Nagarajair Alankritha: | Shantharoopo Mahajjani Sarvaloka Vibhooshana: ||

Ardhanareeshvaro Devo  Munisevya  Suroththama: | Vyakhyana Devo Bhagavan Ravichandhragni Lochana: ||

Jagathguru Mahadevo Mahanandha Parayana : | Jatadhari Mahayogi Gnanamalairalankritha: ||

Vyoma Ganga Jalasthana: Vishudhdho Yathiroorjitha: | Thathvamoorthi Mahayogi Mahasaraswatha Pradha: ||

Vyomamoorthishcha  Bhakthanam  Ishtakama Phalapradha: | Paramoorthi: Chithswaroopi Thejomoorthir Anamaya: ||

Vedavedanga Thathvajja: Chathu:Shashti Kalanidhi: | Bhavaroga  Bhayadhvamsi Bhakthanam Abhayapradha: ||

Neelagreevo  Lalataksho Gajacharma Gathipradha: | Aragi Kamadhashchatha Thapasvi  Vishnuvallabha: ||

Bhramachari  Cha Sanyasi Grihasthashrama Karana: | Dhantha: Shamavatham Shreshto Sathyaroopo Dhayapara: ||

Yoga Pattabhiramashcha  Veenadhari Vichethana: | Mathiprajja  Sudhadhari  Mudhrapusthaka  Dharana: ||

Vethaladhi Pishachaugha Rakshasaugha  Vinashana: | Raja Yakshmadhi Roganam Vinihantha  Sureshvara: ||

|| Ithi Sri Dhakshinamoorthi Ashoththarashathanama Sthothram Sampoornnam ||



|| Jai Sriman Narayana ||

Kashi Sri Vishvanatha Ashtakam – Lyrics and meanings



|| Jai Sriman Narayana ||












I shall meditate upon supreme Lord Vishvanatha who is the Lord of sacred land Varanasi, he is adorned in beautiful streaming river Ganga on matted hair locks, he is inseparable from consort Goddess Girija who is seated on his left, he is beloved of Lord Narayana, he crushed the pride of Lord Kamadeva,  I shall meditate upon supreme Lord Vishvanatha who is the Lord of sacred land Varanasi, he is beyond description, human intellect or senses, he is store house of virtues, his lotus feet are worshiped by Vageesha/Lord of speech/Lord Bhrama, Lord Vishnu and deities, he has marvelous form seated with most attractive Goddess Girija,  I shall meditate upon supreme Lord Vishvanatha who is the Lord of sacred land Varanasi, he is the commander of Bhoothaganas, he is decked in venomous serpents all over his body, he is attired in the skin of tiger, he have attractive matted hair locks, he have three eyes, he is wielded in Pasham, Ankusham, and two hands are in Abhya and Varadha hastha posture respectively, he is wielded in powerful trident, I shall meditate upon supreme Lord Vishvanatha who is the Lord of sacred land Varanasi, he has the luster of moon, he is decked in magnificent crown, he has Lord Agni as third eye on his forehead, he is adorned in king of serpent as marvelous earrings that spreads intense radiance,  I shall meditate upon supreme Lord Vishvanatha who is the Lord of sacred land Varanasi, he is fierce like lion that eradicates excessive pride, ego, lust, ignorance in worshiper, he is vicious like Garuda that obliterate the wicked nature in worshiper, he is like woodfire that eradicates the fear of death, aging, sorrow and miseries of worshiper,  I shall meditate upon supreme Lord Vishvanatha who is the Lord of sacred land Varanasi, he has great splendor, he is beyond Saguna/virtues, properties, Nirguna/devoid of properties, he is unique, he is eternal bliss, he is unconquerable and unfathomable, he is adorned in serpents, he is pure, he dwells as soul in living beings, I shall meditate upon supreme Lord Vishvanatha who is the Lord of sacred land Varanasi, he is devoid of Ragadhosha/sins of lust, desire, passion, ego, jealousy, pride, etc… he is truly compassionate to his worshiper, he is the essence of renunciation and peace, he is embodied as Ardhanareeshavara/Shivashakthi, he symbolizes compassion, valor, and auspiciousness, he has bluish throat,  I shall meditate upon supreme Lord Vishvanatha who is the Lord of sacred land Varanasi,  leaving behind all my desires, tendency to criticize and finding fault in others, sin, lust, and I shall sincerely contemplate upon Paresha in my lotus like heart.  Whoever reads or listens to the glorious eight verses praising the splendor of Lord of sacred land of Varanasi, would attain highest of knowledge and wisdom, abundance of wealth, pleasures and eternal fame, ultimately liberation from repeated births.


Ganga Tharanga  Ramaneeya  Jata Kalapam | Gauri Niranthara Vibhooshitha Vamabhagam| Narayanapriyam Anangamadhapaharam | Varanasi Purapathim Bhaja Vishvanatham ||

Vacham Agochara Aneka  Gunasvaroopam | Vageesha Vishnu Surasevitha Padhapadhmam |Vamena Vigrahavarena Kalathravantham | Varanasi Purapathim Bhaja Vishvanatham ||

Bhoothadhipam Bhujangabhooshana Bhooshithangam | Vyaghrajinambaradharam Jadilam Thrinethram | Pashamkusham Abhayavarapradha Shoolapanim | Varanasi Purapathim Bhaja Vishvantham ||

Sheethamshu Shobhitha Kireeda Virajamanam |Phalekshananala Shobhitha Panchabanam |Nagadhipa Rajitha Bhasurakarnnapooram | Varanasi Purapathim Bhaja Vishvanatham ||

Panchananam Dhooritha Maththa Mathangajanam | Naganthakam Dhanuja Pungava  Pannaganam | Dhavanalam Maranashoka Jaradavinam | Varanasi Purapathim Bhaja Vishvanatham ||

Thejomayam Saguna Nirgunam Adhvatheeyam | Anandha Kandham Aparajitham  Aprameyam | Nagathmakam Sakala Nishkalam Athmaroopam | Varanasi Purapathim Bhaja Vishvanatham ||

Ragadhi Dhosharahitham Svajananuragam | Vairagya Shanthinilayam Girijasahayam | Madhurya Dhairya Subhagam Garalabhiramam | Varanasi Purapathim Bhaja Vishvanatham ||

Asham  Vihaya Parihrithya Parasya Nindham | Pape Rathim Cha Sunivarya Mana: Samadhau | Adhaya  Hrith Kamala Madhyagatham Paresham | Varanasi Purapathim Bhaja Vishvanatham ||

Varanasipurapathe: Sthvanam  Shivasya | Vyakhyatham Ashtakam Idham Padathe Manushya: |Vidhyam Shriyam Vipula Saukhyam Ananthakeerthim | Samprapya  Dhehavilaye Labathe Cha Moksham ||



|| Jai Sriman Narayana ||

Monday, 16 October 2017

Sri Ardhanareeshvara Ashtakam by Sage Upamanyu – Lyrics and meanings



|| Jai Sriman Narayana ||











I shall prostrate before supreme Lord Shiva along with Goddess Sri Parvathi, /Ardhanareeshvara, who are the Lord and Goddess of mountains and Universe, and  she  has attractive hair locks resembles to dark clouds, he have matted hair locks that has the appearance of copper which releases the strikes of lightning, I shall prostrate before supreme Lord Shiva along with Goddess Sri Parvathi, /Ardhanareeshvara, she is adorned in magnificent earrings that spreads extreme luster, he is decked in  Mahapannaga/King of serpents as marvelous ornaments, he is beloved of Goddess ShivA, she is bloved of Lord Shiva as well, I shall prostrate before supreme Lord Shiva along with Goddess Sri Parvathi, /Ardhanareeshvara, she is decorated in the garlands of fresh alluring flowers of Mandhara, he is decked in Kapalamala/garland made of skulls, she is attaired in majestic silk garments and he is Digambara who is attired in directions as clothes, I shall prostrate before supreme Lord Shiva along with Goddess Sri Parvathi, /Ardhanareeshvara, she is adorned in rich fragrant Kasthuri and vermilion, he is smeared in sacred ashes all over his body, her gorgeous features and his unnatural features would arouse admiration in worshiper, I shall prostrate before supreme Lord Shiva along with Goddess Sri Parvathi, /Ardhanareeshvara, her lotus feet are around surrounded by Hamsa/swan and pious devotees/ascetics, his lotus feet are decorated with the venous serpents, her lotus feet has the luster of moon, his lotus feet is surrounded by the distressed people, I shall prostrate before supreme Lord Shiva along with Goddess Sri Parvathi, /Ardhanareeshvara, she creates the Universe and its living beings with great enthusiasam, he destroys the Universe and its living beings with the performance of great cosmic dance at the end of Kalpa, she is perceivable and he has three eyes, I shall prostrate before supreme Lord Shiva along with Goddess Sri Parvathi, /Ardhanareeshvara, her eyes are resembles to fully blossomed blue lotus/Neelothpala, his lotus eyes are resembles to fully blossomed lotus flower, she is Jagajanani who is the mother of Universe and its living beings, he is Jagathpitha who is the father of Universe and its living beings, I shall prostrate before supreme Lord Shiva along with Goddess Sri Parvathi, /Ardhanareeshvara, she is all pervading/Anthar - amidst, Bahir –Outside, Oordhvam – Upright, Madhye – middle/ he is omnipresent in all directions/Puram –in front, Pashcha - backwards, she carries out the functions of Universe and its living beings and he absorbs them at the end of Yuga, whoever recites or  listens to the glorious verses of Sri Ardhanareeshvara Sthothram which was composed by Sage Upamanyu, worshiper would reside in the supreme abode of Lord Shiva.


Ambodhara Shyamala  Kunthalayai | Thadith Prabhathara Jadadharaya | Gireeshvarayai Nikhileshvaraya | Nama: Shivayai Cha Nama: Shivaya ||

Pradheeptha  Rathnojjvala Kundalayai | Spuran Mahapannaga Bhooshanaya | ShivA Priyayai  Cha Shivapriyaya | Nama: Shivayai Cha Nama: Shivaya ||

Mandharamala Kalithalakayai | Kapalamalankitha  Kandharayai | Dhivyambarayai Cha Dhigambaraya | Nama: Shivayai Cha Nama: Shivaya ||

Kasthoorika Kumkuma  Lepanayai | Shmashana Bhasmaththa Vilepanaya | Krithasmarayai Vikrithasmaraya | Nama: Shivayai  Cha Nama: Shivaya ||

Padharavindharpitha  Hamsakayai | Padabhja Rajath Phaninoopuraya | Kalamayayai Vikalamayaya | Nama: Shivayai Cha Nama: Shivaya ||

Prapancha Shrishyunmukhalasyakayai | Samastha  Samharaka Thandavaya | Samekshanayai  Vishamekshanaya | Nama; Shivayai Cha Nama: Shivaya ||

Praphulla  Neelothpala Lochananaya | Vikasa Pangeruha  Lochanaya | Jagath Jananyai  Jagadhekapithre | Nama: Shivayai Cha Nama: Shivaya ||

Anthar Bahirshchordhvamadhashcha  Madhye | Purashcha  Pashchashcha  Vidhikshu Dhikshu | Sarvam Gayathai Sakala Gathaya | Nama: Shivayai Cha Nama: Shivaya ||


Ardhanareeshvara Sthothram Upamanyu Kritham Thvidham | Ya:  Padeth Shrunuyadhvapi Shivaloke Maheeyathe ||

|| Jai Sriman Narayana ||

Sri Chandhramouli Sthothram – Lyrics and meanings



|| Jai Sriman Narayana ||











I shall prostrate before supreme Lord Chandhramouli who is adorned in crescent moon on attractive matted hair locks, he is immersed in deep meditation, he is  the essence of  Pranavamanthra ‘ Om’ and he has great splendor, I shall always prostrate before supreme Lord Chandhramouli, he is beyond Sura and Asura, he has the luster of lotus flower, his lotus feet are capable to crush the pride of wicked people, he is the provider of abundance of boons and fulfils all the desires of worshiper, I shall always prostrate before supreme Lord Chandhramouli,worshiper who recites his glorious verse and meditates upon him would attain various siddhis, abundance of wealth and prosperity, I shall always prostrate before supreme Lord Chandhramouli, who has bluish throat, his crystal clear lotus  eyes has the resemblance to moon and sun, he eradicates the miseries and sorrows of the worshiper, whoever reads or listens to these sacred hymns with intense devotion and faith would attain Purusharththa/Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha, whoever reads or listens to the sacred hymns Panchakshara would attain intense faith on Lord Shiva, worshiper would attain all the happiness, ultimately liberation from repeated births.



Omkara Japarathanam Omkararthatham Mudha  Vivranvanam | Oja: Pradham Nathebhyastham Aham Pranamami  Chandhramoulisham ||

Nam Surasura Nikaram Nalina Ahankarahari Padhayugalam | Namath Ishtadhana Dheeram  Sathatham  Pranamami Chandhramoulisham ||

Mananadhyath Padhayo: khalu Mahatheem Siddhim Javathprapadhyanthe | Mandhethara  Lakshmipradham Anisham Pranamami Chandhramoulisham ||

Shithikandam Indhu Dhinakara Shuchi Lochanam Ambhujakasha Vidhisevyam | Nathamathidhanadhureenam Sathatham Pranamami Chandhramoulisham ||

Vacho Vinivarththathe  Yasmadhaprapya Saha Hridhaivethi | Geeyanthe  Shruthithathibhistham Aham Pranamami Chandhramoulisham ||

Yacchanthi Yath Padhambujabhaktha: Kuthuka Svabhakthebhya: | Sarvanapi Purusharthasthamaham Pranami Chandhramoulisham ||


Panchaksharam Anuvarnnairadhau Knuptham Sthuthim Padenanam | Prapya Dhridam Shivabhakthim Bhukthva Bhogarllabheth Mukthim Api ||

||Jai Sriman Narayana ||

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Sri Gopala Sthava: - Lyrics and meanings



|| Jai Sriman Narayana ||









I shall surrender at the lotu feet of Gopala who is the protector of Veda, he is  embodied as giant fish/Mathsya to protect the sacred Veda, I shall surrender at the lotus feet of Gopala who is the preserver of Universe and its living beings, he is embodied as giant tortoise/ Koorma,  I shall surrender at the lotus feet of Gopala who eradicates the burden of Earth, he is embodied as wild boar and carried the Earth on his sharp pointed teeth, I shall surrender at the lotus feet of Gopala who is promising, he is embodied as half lion – half man for his ardent devotee Prahladha, I shall surrender at the lotus feet of Gopala who is the safest haven of cowherds and young maidens of cowherds of Vraja, he is personified as Vamana/dwarf and measured the whole Universe in three strides with his teeny tiny feet, in this way he crushed the pride of King Mahabali,  I shall surrender at the lotus feet of Gopala who worked for the welfare of righteous Kshathriya, he is personified as son of Sage Jamadhagni/Jamadhagnya and oblitrated the wicked Kshathriyas, I shall surrender at the lotus feet of Gopala who has the valor of lion, he is personified as son of King Dhasharatha and killed the ten faced Ravana, I shall surrender at the lotus feet of Gopala who takes immense pleasure in water sports in the river Kalindhi, he is personified as Balarama with the plough/Hala, I shall surrender at the lotus feet of Gopala who protected the world from people  unconcerned towards accepted belief, he is personified as Budhdha and introduced principles of liberation from repeated births, I shall surrender at the lotus feet of Gopala who is the protector of the Universe and its living beings, he guides us through the path of liberation, his impending incarnation as Kalki to eradicate the wicked people, I shall surrender at the lotus feet of Gopala who was tied into mortal pastel , he elevated Mount Govardhana with his little finger, whoever reads or listens or writes these sacred verses would attain the blessing of Lord Krishna, ultimately highest of the pieties known as liberation from repeated births.


Yena Meenaswaroopena  Veda: Samrakshitha: Pura | Sa Yeva   Veda Samhartha Gopala: Sharanam Mama ||

Prishte Ya: Koormaroopena  Dhadhara  Dharaneethalam | Sa Yeva  Srishtisamhartha  Gopala: Sharanam Mama ||

Varaharoopa : Sambhoothya  Dhamshtragre  Yo Maheem Dhadhau| Sa Bhoomibharaharana Gopala: Sharanam Mama ||

Jagraha  Yo Nrisimhasya Roopam  Prahladhahethave | Sa Yodhdhumudhyatha: Samyak Gopala: Sharanam Mama ||

Yena Vamanaroopena  Vanchitho Balibhoomipa: |Sa Yeva  Gopanareebhir Gopala: Sharanam Mama ||

Yeneyam Jamadhagnyena  Prithvi Ni: Kshathriya Kritha | Sa Yeva  Kshathriyahitho Gopala: Sharanam Mama ||

Dhashasyo Dhasharathina  Yena  Ramena Maritha: | Sa Panchansyaprapthabalo Gopala: Sharanam Mama ||

Kalindhikarshitha  Yena  Ramaroopena  Kauthukath | Thajjalakreedanasaktho Gopala: Sharanam Mama ||

Yena Baudhdha  Swaroopena  Loka: Pagandamargaga: | Sa Yeva  Pagandaharo  Gopala: Sharanam Mama ||

Gamishyanthi Kshayam Yena  Rakshasa: Kalkiroopina | Sa Rakshasam Gathir Dhatha  Gopala: Sharanam Mama ||

Govardhano Girirryena  Sthapitha: Kanjjavathkare | Ullughalena  Sahitho Gopala: Sharanam Mama ||


Yekadhasha  Sveeyadham Namavalim Yo Likheth Hridhi | Krishnaprasadhayukthashcha  Sa Yathi Paramam Gathim ||


|| Jai Sriman Narayana ||

Sri Maha Thripurasundhari Sahasranama Sthothram – Sri Vamakeshvara Thanthram – Lyrics and meanings



|| Jai Sriman Narayana ||












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 || Jai Sriman Narayana ||