Lord Ganesha

Lord Ganesha

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Sri Shankara Ashtakam – Sri Bhramanandha - Lyrics and meanings



|| Jai Sriman Narayana ||












I shall meditate upon supreme Lord Shankara who has attractive matted hair locks decorated in serpents, he is adorned in serpents and Rudraksha on beautiful neck, he causes mass destruction and absorbs the Universe and its living beings at the end of Yuga, he merrily explores on the highest peak of Mount Kailash, he guides us to cross the unfathomable ocean of wordly existence,  I shall meditate upon supreme Lord Shankara  who is adorned in crescent moon on matted hair locks, his forehead has intense luster of moon, he is adorned in venomous serpent on neck, he is the protector of three worlds, he is decked in garlands of skulls, he crushed the pride of Lord of death and won over Yama, he has charming disposition,  I shall meditate upon supreme Lord Shankara whose eyes has the appearance of blazing fire, he eradicates worldly desires and bondage of worshiper, he takes immense pleasure in contented souls, Nagendhraja who is the daughter of Mount Himavan on his left, he ease  transmigration/departing the soul from the world without sufferings, he has bluish throat, he is the major cause for all the causes, I shall meditate upon supreme Lord Shankara whose waist is adorned in serpents, he destroyed the Yagna of Dhakshaprajapathi, he undertakes extreme sacrifices for the welfare of the universe and its living beings, he consumed toxin poision initiated while churning the ocean for nectar of immortality, he gracefully accepts oblation from fire sacrifices,  I shall meditate upon supreme Lord Shankara who destroyed the demons of the cities of Thripura, he is beloved of Goddess Girija, he is serene always, he performs various pastimes, he has the appearance of lightning/he is adorned in crescent moon, he is charismatic, I shall meditate upon supreme Lord Shankara who eradicates the grief of Suras, he represents trinities, he resides in the heart of virtuous, he eradicates all miseries and sorrows of the worshiper, he fulfills all the desires of his passionate devotees, I shall meditate upon supreme Lord Shankara, who is wielded in powerful weapon Pinaka, he eradicates Ragadhvesha/impurities in the worshiper/pride, jealousy, anger, lust , greed etc., he inspires the worshiper to follow righteous deeds, his lotus feet are the safest heaven to the distressed people, he is worshiped by all the deities,  I shall always prostrate before supreme Lord Shankara during the early hours of dawn and dusk, who is the Lord of Pramathaganas, he is smeared in sacred ashes from funeral pyre, he eradicates insurmountable illusion, he eradicates all the perils.  The above are the glorious verses praising the splendor of Lord Shankara was composed by Sri Bhramanandha, whoever reads or listens to it with utmost faith and devotion would attain the supreme abode of Lord Shiva.


Sheershajada Ganabharanam Garalaharam Samasthasamharam | Kailasadhri Viharam  Param  Bhavavaridheraham  Vandhe ||

Chandhrakalojjvalabalam Kandavyalam Jagaththrayipalam | Krithanaramasthakamalam Kalam Kalasya  Komalam Vandhe ||

Kopekshana Hathakamam Swathmaramam Nagendhraja Vamam | Samsrithi Shokaviramam Shyamam Kandena Karanam Vandhe ||

Katithadavilasitha Nagam Khandithayagam Mahadhbhutha Thyagam |Vigatha Vishayarasaragam Bagam  Yajjeshu Bhibhratham Vandhe ||

Thripuradhikadhanujantham Girijakantham Sadhaiva Samshantham | Leelavijitha Krithantham Bantham Swanthepu Dhehinam Vandhe ||

Surasaridhapluthakesham Thridhashakulesham Hridhalayavesham | Vigathasheshaklesham Desham Sarveshtasampadham Vandhe ||

Karathalakalitha Pinakam Vigathajarakam Sukarmanam Pakam | Parapadhaveethavarakam Nakangamapoogavandhitham  Vandhe ||

Bhoothi Vibhooshithakayam Dustharamayam  Vivarjjithapayam | Pramathasamooha  Sahayam Sayam Prathar Nirantharam Vandhe ||

Yasthu Padhashtakam Yethath Bhramanandhena Nirmitham Nithyam | Padathi Samahithachetha: Prapnothyanthe  Sa Shaivameva Padham ||




|| Jai Sriman Narayana ||