Lord Ganesha

Lord Ganesha

Sunday, 25 February 2018

Sri Ganga Ashtoththara Shathanama Sthothram – Lyrics and meanings



|| Jai Sriman Narayana ||












I shall prostrate before sacred river Goddess Ganga who is descended down to Earth from the feet of Lord Vishnu, she is beloved of Lord Hara, she is the daughter of Mount Himavan, she descend down to Earth from the highest mountain peaks, she is the source of galaxy, she is embodied as dearest of Sagara, she confluences with river Saraswathi, her sacred waters has pleasant sound, she unite with the Sagara Sindhu, she is Bhageerathi, she is the source of happiness and prosperity, her streams of water  sincerely followed Bhageeratha, she is originated from the lotus feet of Thrivikrama, she resides in the three worlds, her sacred waters are  pure resembles to milk, she resembles to divine cow which yields abundance of milk, her river beds are rich with the cluster of Ksheeravriksha, she resides in the matted hair locks of Lord Shiva who has three eyes, holy dip in sacred waters eradicates Rinas such as Devarina, Rishirina and Pithrurinas of worshiper, she is adorned in the head of Thripurari who destroyed the demons of Thripura, she is Jahnavi who is the daughter of Sage Jahnu, she eradicates the fear of hell, she is imperishable, her sacred waters are pleasing to the eyes of worshiper, she is the daughter of Mount Himavan, she is pure, she remains unblemished always, her sacred waters are packed with the lotus flowers and brimming honey bees, she is divine personified as Savithri, she is sportive, she emerges in the ocean water, she is beautiful, most desirable, delightful, and pleasant, she has no specific form, she is fellow-wife/female rival of Goddess Uma, she has pure limbs, she is Srimathi, she has the resemblance to pure sky, she is most desirable resides in all sacred rivers, she resides on the matted hair locks of Shekhara who is adorned in crescent moon, her sacred waters has the resemblances to nectar, she descended down through the mountain as a part of her passionate sport, she resides in the Kamandalu of Virinchi/Lord Bhrama, she is Thriveni who confluences with the rivers Yamuna and Saraswathi, she symbolizes Svathik, Rajasic, and Thamasic nature, she eradicates accumulated sins of the worshiper, she eradicates extreme fears and anxieties, her sacred waters produces the divine sounds of Shankha and Dhundhubhi, she is the provider of good fortune, she symbolizes happiness, she is the safest heaven and ultimate refuge to worshiper, she resides on matted hair locks of Lord Shiva who is adorned in crescent moon, she symbolizes auspiciousness, her sacred water course is the resting place of various aquatic animals, she has great splendor and she is adorned in the matted hair locks of Lord Shiva, she is beloved of Bhava, she is fond of pious and righteous people, she has the loveliness of swan, she is brought down to Earth by Bhageeratha, she is eternal, she has the luster of autmn moon, she symbolizes Omkara, she has great speed of wind, she takes immense pleasure in passionate sport, she is descended down to Earth from heaven, she is the ultimate refuge of worshiper, she represents all the female deities, she is the provider abundance of prosperity, she eradicates miseries and sorrows of worshiper, she provides peace and virtuous offspring to worshiper, she eradicates sufferings of poverty, she is the provider of auspiciousness, she eradicates  deadly poison like repeated births, she resides in Prayaga, she is the provider of wealth, she eradicates miseries and grief of worshiper, her lotus feet are the shelter place of distressed people, she is the provider of Mukthi/liberation from repeated births, she eradicates all the sins of worshiper, her attractive limbs are pure, she is Parambhramaswaroopini, she is flawless, she is primeval deity, she symbolizes piousness, she is the provider of piousness to worshiper, her sacred waters represents piousness, she is worshiped by Pulomaja/Goddess of wrath and jealous,  she is Bhadhra who represents auspiciousness, she is embodied as sacred river in the three worlds, she symbolizes victory, she is lively, she is worshiped by all the living beings, she is embodied as sacred water, she is the protector of Universe and living beings, she is embodied as Earth, she is worshiped by righteous people, she is the daughter of Sage Jahnu, she resides in Jambudhvipa, she is the consort of Bhava, she is the mother of Bhishmapithamaha, she is most desirable, I shall repeatedly prostrate before Goddess Ganga who is sister of Goddess Uma, she eradicates darkness of ignorance of the worshiper.



Om Gange Vishnupadhasamsthuthe Haravallabhe | Himachalendhrathanaye  Girimandalagamini ||

Tharakarathijanani Sagarathmaja Tharaka | Saraswathi Samyuktha  Sughosha Sindhugamini ||

Bhageerathi Bhagayavathyatha  Bhageeratharathanuga | Thrivikramapadhodhbhootha  Thrilokapadhagamini ||

Ksheerashubhra Bahuksheera Ksheeravriksha Samakula |Thrilochana Jatavasini Rinathrayavimochini ||

 Thripurari Shirachooda Jahnvai Nayananandhadhayini | Nagaputhri Niranjjana  Nithyashuddha  Nirajaliparishkritha ||

Savithri Salilavasa Sagarambusamedhini | Ramya Bindusarasa Avyaktha Cha Avyktharoopadhritha ||

Umasapathni Shubhranga Srimathi Dhavalambara | Akhandalavanavasini Khandenthukrithashekhara ||

Amrithakarasalila  Leelalingithaparvatha | Virinchikalashavasa  Thriveni Thrigunathmaka ||

Sangatha Aghaughashamani Bheethihathri Bhagyadhayini | Shankhadhundhubhinisvani Nandhini Sheeghrakha Shashishekhari ||

Sharanyai Shankari Shapharipoornna |Bhargamoordhakrithalaya  Bhavapriya  Sathyasandhapriya||

Hamsaswaroopini Bhageerathabhritha  Anantha Sharathchandhranibhanana | Omkararoopini Anala Kreedakallolakarini ||

Swargasopanasharani Sarvadevaswaroopini | Ambapradha  Dhukhahanthri Shanthisanthanakarini ||

Dharidhryahanthri Shivadha  Samsaravishanashini |Prayaganilaya Sreedha  Thapathrayavimochini ||

Sharanagathadheenarththaparithrana  Sumukthidha | Papahanthri Pavanangi Parambhramaswaroopini||

Poornna  Purathana  Punya Punyadha Punyavahini | Pulomajarcchitha  Bhoodha Poothathribhuvana ||

Jaya Jangama Jangamadhara  Jalaroopa Jahnuputhri | Jagadhathri Jagathbhootha  Janarcchitha  Namo Nama: ||

Jaganmathre  Janmadhvipaviharini | Bhavapathni Bheeshmamathre Siktha Ramyaroopadhritha |Om Sri Uma Sahodhari Ganga Ajjyanathimirapahrithe Nama: ||


 || Jai Sriman Narayana ||