Lord Ganesha

Lord Ganesha

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Sri Ganga Ashtoththarashathanama Sthothram – Lyrics and meanings



|| Jai Sriman Narayana ||












I shall prostrate before supreme Goddess Ganga who has descended down to Earth from the lotus feet of Lord Vishnu, she resides in the attractive matted hair locks of Lord Shambhu, she is Jahnavi who is the daughter of Sage Jahnu, she eradicates all the sins, miseries and severe perils of worshiper, she has descended down to Earth in order to purify the Universe and its living beings, she is divine personified as sacred river, her sacred water course has great speed, she is originated from the lotus feet of Lord Vishnu, she has obtained the loveliness of Vishnu, she resides in the heaven, she is virtuous, she symbolizes auspiciousness, she is divine personified as sacred river, she is Mandakini who has great speed, she penetrates through the golden Mountain Meru, she is worshiped by deities, she is divine personified, she resides on the sacred land on Earth, she has great splendor, she is embodied as sacred river, she penetrates through the highest of the mountains, she is Bhageerathi and Bhagavathi as well, she provides highest of the piousness known as liberation from repeated births, she confluence with the ocean Sindhu, she is pure, she resides in Rasathala as well, she symbolizes happiness and welfare, she has auspicious limbs and she is the source of happiness, she eradicates severe sins of the worshiper, she symbolizes piousness, she provides supreme bliss, she is Parvathi who is the consort of Lord Shiva, she resides on the matted hair locks of Lord Shiva, her sacred water course streaming down to  Earth from the matted hair locks of Lord Shambhu, she is unblemished, she is the purifier of souls, she eradicates severe stains as well, she is the daughter of Sage Jahnu, she is beloved of the Universe and its living beings, her sacred water course purifies the three worlds, she is flawless, she is absolute Bhramam, she is most venerable in the Universe, she is stunningly beautiful, she is Jagadamba who is the mother of the Universe and its living beings, she always works for the welfare of Universe and its living beings, she is too compassionate, she is safest heaven to worshiper, she is Para who is beyond human intellect, she guides us to cross the unfathomable ocean of Samsara, she penetrates through the Bhramanda, she resides in the kamandalu of Lord Bhrama, she provides all kinds of auspiciousness to worshiper, she is the provider of state of Nirvana/renunciation, she is beyond human intellect, she has endless myths, she is most desirable with attractive features, she is divine personified as sacred water course on Earth, she eradicates the fear of death, she is the provider of heaven as well as Moksha to worshiper, she eradicates severe sins of the worshiper, her water course has extended up to several Yojanas, her great water course has great speed that creates huge waves, she is too compassionate, she eradicates miseries and grief of worshiper, she is the daughter of Giriraja/mount Himavan, she is the sister of Gauri, she is beloved of Girisha/Lord of Mountains, she was born to Devi Menaka, she is primeval, she is the mother of three worlds, she is the protector of three worlds, she is prominent among the sacred rivers, she is illustrious, she is embodied as all sacred rivers, she symbolizes auspiciousness, she is the essence of Chathurvedha/Rig, Yajur, Sama and Atharvana, she is all pervading, she provides satisfaction and contentment to Pithrus, she is the provider of auspiciousness, she provides the nearness to Lord Shiva, she is beloved of Lord Shiva, she has great effulgence, she has beautiful three eyes, she has seven glorious tributaries, she is the commander of sacred rivers, she confluence with the great ocean, she is worshiped by illustrious Rishis and Sages, she is eulogized by Rishis and Sages, she is the daughter of Sage Jahnu and her water course  was poured out of his mouth, she represents one of the nine treasures of Kubera/adorned in magnificent earring of Makara, she is eternal bliss, she is supreme bliss, she is worshiped by the mountains, her lotus feet are worshiped by all the deities.


Om Ganga Thripadhagatha Devi  Sahmbhumauliviharini | Jahnavi Papahanthri Mahapathakanashini ||

Pathithodhdharini Srothasvatha  Paramavegini | Vishnupadhabjasambhootha  Vishnudhehakrithalaya ||

Svargabdhinilaya  Sadhvi Svarnnadhya Suranimnaga | Mandakini Mahavega  Svarnnashringa Prabedhini ||

Devapoojyathama Dhivya Dhivyasthana Nivasini | Sucharuneeraruchira  Mahaparvathabhedhini ||

Bhageerathi Bhagavathi Mahamokshapradhayini | Sindhusanghagatha  Shuddha Rasathalanivasini ||

Mahabhoga  Bhogavathi Shubhaga Anandhadhayini | Mahapapaharini Punya  Paramahladhadhayini ||

Parvathi Shivashringathala  Shambhor Jatamadhyagatha | Nirmala Nirmalanana Mahakalushaharini ||

Jahnuputhri Jagathpriya Thrailokhyapavani Poornna | Poornnabhramaswaroopini Jagathpujyathama ||

Charuroopini Jagathambika  Lokanugrahakarthri Sarvalokadhayapara | Yamyabheethihara  Thara  Para Samsaratharini ||

Bhramandabhedhini Bhramakamandalukrithalaya | Saubhagyadhayini Pumsa Nirvanapadhadhayini Achinthyacharitha ||

Charuruchirathi Manohara  Marthyastha Mrithyubhayapaha | Swargamokshapradhayini Papaharini Dhooracharini ||

Veechidharini Karunyapoornna  Karunamayi Dhurithanashini | Girirajasutha  Gauribhagini Girishapriya ||

Menakagarbhasambhootha  Mainakabhaginipriya | Adhya Thrilokajanani Thrailokhyaparipalini ||

Theerthashreshtathama  Shreshta  Sarvatheerthamayi | Shubha Chathurvedhamayi Sarva  Pithrusanthripthidhayini ||

Shivadha  Shivasayujyadhayini  Shivavallabha | Thejasvini Thrinayana  Thrilochana Manorama ||

Sapthadhara  Shathamukhya Sagaranvayatharini | Munisevya Munisutha  Jahnujanu Prabhedhini ||

Makarastha  Sarvagatha  Sarva Ashubhanivarini |Sudhrisha  Chakshushi Thripthidhayini ||

Makaralaya  Sadha Anandhamayi Nithyanandha  Nagapoojitha | Sarvadevadhidevi Paripoojya Padhambhuja ||




|| Jai Sriman Narayana ||