Lord Ganesha

Lord Ganesha

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Sri Nandhikeshvara Ashtoththarashathanama Sthothram – Lyrics and meanings



|| Jai Sriman Narayana ||



|| Om Namashivaya ||














I shall meditate upon Lord Nandhikesha who has great splendor, always immerses at the sincere service of supreme Lord  Esha who is wielded in Parashu and holds antelope in one hand,  smeared in sacred ashes from the funeral pyre,  adorned in crescent moon and sacred river Ganga on  attractive matted hair locks, crushed the price of demons of Thripura who is Lord of Pramathagana,  divine personified whose lotus feet are worshiped by Lord Bhrama, Lord Indhra and Acchyutha.


I shall prostrate before Lord Nandhikesha  who is absolute Bhramam, always immerses in the meditation at the lotus feet of Lord Shiva, he has sharp horns on the forehead/Theekshnashringa, he symbolizes sacred Veda, he has unique form, he is celestial bull, he resides in the highest peak of Mount Himalaya, he is Lord of Lords, he is most beloved of Lord Shiva, he is serving as majestic throne to Lord Shiva, he takes immense pleasure in dancing with the Ganas, he represents fire, and Lord Kubera, he is adorned in pure Chamara, he represents Vedanga, he is beloved of Kanaka/one of the seven tongues of fire, he resides in the supreme abode of Mount Kailasa, he is divine personified as celestial bull, he is upright and sincerely devoted to supreme Lord Shiva, he is beloved of Shruthi, he is adorned in white Upaveetham/sacred thread, he takes immense joy in the performance of dance, he is adorned in Kinkini/tinkling bells, he is highly enthusiastic, he is Hadakesha, he is adorned in jewels of precious yellow metal, he represents Vishnu, Prithvi,  and Lord Kubera, he is celestial vehicle of Lord Shiva, he is fond of grasses, he has lovely smile, he has sharp horn, he is fond of nine types of grasses, he is the essence of Veda and sacred hymns, he is divine personified as celestial bull, he is too compassionate, he has great speed, he is eminent,  and charming, he is famously known as Shivayogi, he is the commander of water, he has most charming appearance too, he is Vrishesha/celestial bull, he has Soma, Surya and Agni as eyes, he is extremely charming, he is adorned in crescent moon, he has beautiful appearance too, he eradicates evil effects of Kali era, he has great effulgence,  he is extremely valorous, he is an ascetic, he symbolizes fire, he is Prabhu who showers abundance of boons to worshiper, he is fierce as well as  pleasant too, he is most desirable, excellent, and divine with extreme brilliance, his eyes has the resemblance to flame, he can be formidable too, he represents Kala, Keshava, and all the deities, he has white complexion, he serves as magnificent throne to Lord Shiva, he symbolizes pure thought, his sharp horns are adorned in precious ornaments,  and white Chamara, he is Devaraja, he symbolizes light and happiness, he is scholarly, he is Parameshvara, he has unique form, he has no specific forms, he annihilates Dhaithyas, his nose is adorned in precious ornament, he is imperishable, he consumes rice mixed with sesame seeds/Thilathandula, he is Nandhi who causes obstruction, he is powerful, and  charming, he is pure, he is adorned in silk thread, he is Kalakanda, he resides on the mountain peak, he is  virtuous  son of Shiladhana, he represents cause, he is devoted to Shruthi, he is adorned in marvelous bell, he is virtuous and auspicious as well, he is the source of delight of Lord Vishnu, he holds the flames of  Lord Shiva, he symbolizes auspiciousness, he is sinless, valorous,  and permanent, he is sincere devotee of Lord Shiva, he is eternal, he is beloved of Pradhoshapriya/Lord Shiva, he is Vrisha/celestial bull, he is adorned in magnificent earrings, he has massive form, he has white complexion, he is universal soul and he is most celebrated.


Vibranam Parashum Mrigam Karathalaireesha Pranamajjalim | Bhasmodhoolana  Pandaram Shashikala Ganga  Kapardhvojwalam | Paryaya  Thripuranthakam Pramadhapa  Shreshtam  Ganam Dhaivatham | Bhramendhra Acchyutha Poojithanghri Kamalam Sri Nandhikesham Bhaje||




Om Nandhikesha  Bhramaroopin  Shivadhyanaparanaya : | Theekshnashringa  Vedapadha  Viroopa  Vrishabhaya Cha ||

Thungashaila  Devadeva  Shivapriya  Virajamana: | Natana Agniroopa  Dhanapriya  Sitha Chamaradharine ||

Vedanga  Kanakapriya  Kailasavasine  Deva |  Sthithapadha  Shruthipriya  Shvethopaveethine ||

Natyanandhaka  Kinkinidhara  Maththashringine |Hadakesha  Hemabhooshana Vishnuroopine ||

Prithviroopine  Nidheesha  Shivavahana Ghulapriya | Charuhasa  Shringine  Navathrinapriya  Vedasara ||

Manthrasara Prathyaksha Karunakara  Sheeghra lalamakalika | Shivayogin Jaladhipa  Charuroopa  Vrishesha ||

Somasuryagnilochana  Sundhara  Somabhoosha  Suvakthraya Cha |Kalinashana Suprakasha  Mahaveerya  Hamsa  Agnimayaya Cha ||

Prabhave  Varadha  Rudhraroopa  Madhura  Kamikapriya | Vishishta  Dhivyaroopa  Ujjvaline  Jwalanethra  Samvarththa ||

 Keshava  Sarvadhevatharoopa  Shvethavarnna  Shivaseena | Chinmaya  Shringapatta  Shvethachamarabhooshana ||

Devaraja Prabhanandhin Panditha  Parameshvara | Viroopa  Nirakara  Cchinadhaithya  Nasasoothrine  ||

Anantha  Thilathandula Bhakshana  Varanandhine  Sarasa | Vimala Pattasoothra  Kalakanda  Shailadhine ||

Shiladhanasunandhana  Karana  Shruthibhaktha  Veeragandadharaya Cha | Dhanya  Vishnunandhine Shivajwalagrahine  Bhadhra  ||

 Anangha  Veera Dhruva  Dhathre  Shashvatha  Pradoshapriyaroopine | Vrisha Kundaladhrithe  Bheema  Sithavarnna Sarvathmane  Sarvavikhyatha: ||

|| Jai Sriman Narayana ||