Lord Ganesha

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Monday, 12 June 2017

Sri Pashupathi Ashtakam by Prithvipathi /Lord Vishnu – Lyrics and meanings



|| Jai Sriman Narayana ||











 “I shall always meditate upon Lord Mahesha who resides in  Rajathagiri/silver mountain/Mount Kailash, his face has the luster of moon, his limbs has the effulgence of precious gems, he is wielded in fierce weapon Parashu, he is attired in the skin of animal, he has pleasing disposition, he is seated on lotus flower, he is surrounded and eulogized  by deities and Rishis and Sages/Vyaghra, he is worshiped in the whole Universe, he is the source of Universe and its living beings, he is omnipresent, he is Hara who is the safest haven to worshiper, he have five faces and three eyes on each faces. “


“ Oh! Manuja/human, always meditate upon Girijapathi who is the consort of Goddess Sri Girija/daughter of Mount Himavan, he is Pashupathi who is the Lord of animals, he is Lord of Indhu/Indhupathi, he is Dharanipathi/Lord of Earth, he is the Lord of world of serpents/Bhujagalokapathi, he is Sathipathi/Lord of Uma, he eradicates all the miseries and perils of deities and fervent devotees, he is beyond human intellect, therefore always meditate upon Lord Girijapathi. Oh! Manuja, he is the source of Universe and its living beings, without his presence there is no living beings on Earth, or era,  or Janani, or brother or offspring, he is the source of strength of the clan, therefore always meditate upon Lord Girijapathi. Oh! Manuja, he is accompanied by the divine sounds of Dindivadhya, he is proficient in Veda and Vedantha, he is worshiped by illustrious Bhoothaganas, therefore always meditate upon Lord Girijapathi.  Oh! Manuja, he is the safest haven to worshiper, he is the provider of happiness and welfare, he is Shiva who symbolizes auspiciousness, he is deserved to be venerated and eulogized,  he is too compassionate, he is the ultimate refuge, he is the provider of abundance of boons to worshiper, therefore always meditate upon Lord Girijapathi.  Oh! Manuja, he is decked in garlands of skull, he is adorned in magnificent earrings, he is decorated in serpents as ornaments, he has flag that carries the symbol of Vrishabha/celestial bull, he is fair complexioned, he has great effulgence, therefore always meditate upon Lord Girijapathi.  Oh! Manuja, he symbolizes auspiciousness, he is decorated in crescent moon on matted hair locks, he should be worshiped with specific rites and he provides abundance of pieties for the performance of fire sacrifices, he causes deluge that absorbs all the living beings and Universe at the end of Kalpa, therefore always meditate upon Lord Girijapathi.  Oh! Manuja, he should be meditated with intense faith and devotion, he eradicates all that perils and miseries of  Maranam/death, Jananam/birth, and Jara/aging in the world of Samsara, therefore always meditate upon Lord Girijapathi.  Oh! Manuja, he is worshiped by Lord Hari, Lord Bhrama, and all the deities, he is reverentially greets by Yama and Dhanesha/Kubera, he have three eyes, he is the Lord of three worlds, therefore always meditate upon Lord Girijapathi.”


The above are the glorious verses of Pashupathi Ashtakam praising the splendor of Lord Pashupathi was composed by Prithvipathi/Lord Vishnu, whoever reads or listens to it on regular basis  would permanently reside in the abode of Lord Shiva/Shivapuri.



|| Dhyanam ||

Dhyayen Nithyam Mahesham Rajathagiri Nibham Charuchandhravathamsam | Rathna  Kalpojjvalangam Parashu Mrigavarabhithihastham Prasannam | Padmaseenam Samanthath Sthutham Amaraganair Vyghyakrithim Vasanam| Vishvavandhyam Vishvabeejam Nikhilam Abhayam Haram Panchavakthram Thrinethram ||

Pashupathim Indhupathim Dharanipathim Bhujalokapathim Cha Sathi Pathim |Ganath Bhakthajanarthi Haram Param Bhajatha Rey Manjua Girijapathim ||

Na Janako Janani Na  Cha Sodharo Na Thanayo Na Cha  Bhooribalam Kulam |Avathi Ko Api Na  Kalavasham Gatham Bhajatha Rey Manuja Girijapathim ||

Mura Jadi Dindi Vadhya Vilakshanam Madhura  Panchamanadha Visharadham |Prathamabhootha Janairapi Sevitham Bhajatha Rey Manjua Girijapathim ||

Sharanadham Sukhadham  Sharananvitham Shiva Shivethi Shivethi Natham Nrunam |Abhayadham  Karuna  Varunalayam Bhajatha Rey Manuja Girijapathim ||

Narashirorachitham Manikundalam Bhujaga Haramudham Vrushabhadhvajam | Chithirajodhavali Kritha Vigraham Bhajatha Rey Manuja Girijapathim ||

Mukhavinashankaram Shashishekharam Sathathamadhvaram Bhajiphalapradham | Pralayadhagdha Surasura Manavam Bhajatha Rey Manuja  Girijapathim ||

Madhamapasya  Chiram Hridhisamsthitham Marana  Janma Jara  Bhaya Peeditham | Jagadh Uddhikshya Sameepa Bhayakulam Bhajatha Rey Manuja Girijapathim ||

Hari Virinchi Suradhipam Poojitham Yama Janaesha Dhanesha Namaskritham | Thrinayanam Thribhuvanam Thrithayadhipam Bhajatha Rey Manuja Girijapathim ||


Pashupather Idham Ashtakam Adhbhutham  Virichitha Prithvipathi Soorina | Padathi Sam Shrunuthe  Manuja: Sadha  Shivapurim Vasathe Labathe  Mudham ||


|\ Jai Sriman Narayana ||