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Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Sri Kethu Ashtoththarashathanama Sthothram – Lyrics and meanings



|| Jai Sriman Narayana ||






The following are the highly propitious hymns praising the splendor of Lord Kethu, recitation of these hymns would please Lord Kethu who is magnanimous, I shall prostrate before Lord Kethu who has large Shirass/head, he is bodieless, he is considered as one of the illusionery planet, he was born to the female demon Simhika, he is formidable, he has colorful appearance, his eyes are blood red in color, his forehead has the luster of smoke, his eyes as brutal, he represents Mahaurga/great serpent, his eyes are soaked in blood red color and he has colorful appearance, he is wrathful who belongs to the clan of Mahasura, he has brutal neck and furious, he is described as ilusiionary planet, he is considered as the last one among the planets, he has great head, he is enemy of Lord Surya, he holds flower in one hand and another in Varadhahastha posture, he holds mace, he is attired in colorful garment, he is decked in colorful flag, he is mounted on a chariot of numerous colors, he has wrathful appearance and tuft, he consume Kulutthabhakshanam, he is adorned in oranaments decorated with precious gem cat's eye/ Vaidoorya, he is causes calamities/  Uthpatha, he is close associate of Shukra and Shani, he holds mace, he is Lord of Naka/alligator, he resides close to the sacrificial ground, he was born in illustrious clan of Jaimini, he is beloved of Chithraguptha, he is seated facing Dhakshin/south, he has attained boons from Mukunda, he was born in the clan of Mahasura, he has the complexion of thick colors/Ghanavarnna, he has long stature, he represents Mrithyuputhra, he has manifested as Uthpatharoopa who creates calamities, he is invisible, he resembles to Kalagni, he is the cause for Nripeeda/afflictions to human, he is one of the illusionery planet, he causes extreme afflictions on the wicked people, he was born with diverse nature,  he represents Anala/fire, he eradicates all kinds of illnesses in the worshiper, Kethu’s presence on the ninth house  and movement from right to left  brings Papakarma/sinful deeds, Kethu’s presence on the fifth house bring sorrow/grief/depression/Shoka, he represents dislike, antipathy,discontent, aversion, disinclination,  heroic deeds, being in fourth state of soul and provides abundance of happiness and welfare,  Kethu’s presence on the  third house brings enemies, he is Papagraha/evil planet who is extremely alarming as well, he is Prananatha/Lord of life, Kethu’s presence on the fifth house brings afflictions, Kethu’s presence on the second house brings clear as well as harsh way of speech which causes extremely unpleasantness, he is Kamaroopi/represents action, he has sharp teeth like lion, Kethu;s presence on the fourth house bring Mathrunasham/causes destruction to Mother, Kethu’s presence on the ninth house bring Pithrunasham/causes destruction to father, ultimately bring numerous enemies, he causes Sarpadosha, he is bodieless, he reprents Karmarashi, he brings close to the fame, Kethu’s presence on the seventh house bring conflicts, Kethu;s presence on the eighth house bring illnesses, along with wealth and welfare, he is the commander of planets, Kethu;s presence on the birth afflicts illnesses, he is evil eyed planet, he is worshiped by all, he is imperishable, he disperses fruit of Karma, he has the luster of smoke,  he has consumed the nectar of immortality, he is unconquerable, he is promising to worshiper, he is Lord Kethu who is mounted on grand throne, he causes afflictions on the radiance of sun, he is immortal, he causes afflictions on the human, he has showed impudence to Vishnu in order to obtain nectar of immortality, he is Asureshvara, he is the protector of people who are surrendered at his lotus feet, he symbolize diversity, despair, and sorrow, he disperses various boons and fulfills the desires of the worshiper, above are the glorious hundred and eight names  praising the splendor of Lord Kethu, whoever reads or listen to it on regular basis with intense faith and devotion would please Lord Kethu and the worshiper would be blessed with all that desired in their lives.


Shrunu Namani  Japyani Ketho Ratha Maharatha | Kethu:  Sthoola Shirashchaiva  Shiromathro Dhvajakrithi: ||

Navagrahayutha: simhikasuri Garbha  Sambhava: | Mahabheethi Karashchithravarnno Vai Pingalakshaka: ||

Sa Phalodhoomrasamkasha: Theekshnadhamshtro Mahoraga: | Rakthanethrashcha Chithrakari  Theevrakopo Mahasura: ||

Kroorakanda: Krodhanidhi Cchayagraha Visheshaka: | Anthyagraho Mahasheersho Suryari: Pushpavadhgrahi ||

Varahastho Gadhapani Cchithravasthradharasthadha | Chithradhvajapathakashcha Ghorachithra RathaShikhi ||

Kuluththabhakshakashchaiva  Vaidooryabharanasthadha | Uthpathajanaka: Shukramithro  Mandhasakhasthadha ||

Gadhadhara: Nakapathi: Antharvedhishvarasthadha | Jaimini Gothrajashchithragupthathma  Dhakshinamukha: ||

Mukundhavarapathram Cha Mahasura Kulothbhava: | Ghanavarnno Lambadheho Mrithyuputhrasthaiva Cha ||

Uthpatharoopadhari Cha Adhrishya: Kalagnisambhava: | Nripeedo Grahakari Cha Sarvopadhravakaraka: ||

Chithraprasootho Hyanala: Sarvavyadhivinashaka: | Apasavya Prachari  Cha Navame  Papadhayaka: ||

Panchame Shokadhashchoparagakhechara Yeva Cha | Athipurushakarma Cha Thureeye  Sukhapradha: ||

Thritheeye  Vairadha: Papagrahashcha  Spodakakaraka: | Prananatha: Panchame  Thu Shramakaraka Yeva Cha ||

Dhvitheeye Spudavakdhatha  Vishakulithavakthraka: | Kamaroopi Simhadhantha : Sathyeapyanrithavanapi ||

Chathurththe Mathrunashashcha Navame  Pithrunashaka: | Anthye  Vairapradhashchaiva  Suthanandhabandhaka: ||

Sarpakshijatho Anangashcha  Karmarashyudhbhavasthadha | Upanthe  Keerthidhashchaiva  Sapthame Kalahapradha: ||

Ashtame  Vyadhikartha  Cha Dhane  Bahusukhapradha: | Janane  Rogadhashchordhvamoordhajo Grahanayaka: ||

Papadhrishi:  Khecharshcha  Shambhavo Asheshapoojitha: | Shashvathashcha  Natashchaiva  Shubhashubhaphalapradha: ||

Dhoomrashchaiva Sudhapayi Hyajitho Bhakthavathsala: | Simhasana: Kethumoorthi  Raveendhudhyuthinashaka: ||

Amara: Peedakomarthyo Vishnu Dhrishtoasureshvara: | Bhaktharaksho Atha  Vaichithryakapatasyandhananasthadha ||

Vichithraphaladhayi Cha Bhakthabheeshtaphalapradha | Yethath  Kethu Grahasyoktham  Namnam Ashtoththaram Shatham||

Yo Bhakthyedham Japeth Kethur  Namnamashtoththaram Shatham | Sa Thu  Ketho:  Prasadhena  Sarvabheeshtam  Samapnuyath ||



|| Jai Sriman Narayana ||