Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Remapathyashtakam

Remapathyashtakam
(The octet of prayer addressed to Lord Vishnu who is the consort of Lakshmi)

Translated by
P.R.Ramachander

Jagadhadhi manadhi majam puroosham ,
Saradhambhara thulya thanum vithanum,
Drutha kunja radhanga gadham vigadham,
Pranamami Remadhipadhim tham aham. 1

I salute the lord and consort of Goddess Lakshmi,
Who is the primeval spirit of the universe,
Who is the one who does not have anything before him,
Who does not have birth , who is clear blue in colour,
Who does not have any body, who is armed with wheel ,mace and lotus,
And who is the one who is different and away from all diseases.

Kamalanana kanja ratham viratham,
Hrudhi yogi janai kulitham lalitham,
Kujanai sujanairlabham sulabham,
Pranamami Remadhipadhim tham aham. 2

I salute the lord and consort of Goddess Lakshmi,
Who is not attached and has love towards the lotus face of Lakshmi,
Who is pretty and meditated upon by great sages,
Who is difficult to get for bad ones and easy to get for good ones.

Muni vrunda hrudhistha padam supadham ,
Nikhiladwara bhaga bhujam subhujam,
Hrutha vasa va mukhya madham, viimadham,
Pranamami Remadhipadhim tham aham. 3

I salute the lord and consort of Goddess Lakshmi,
Who is a good standing and has his feet in the heart of sages,
Who has a good hand and eats portions offered in fire sacrifices,
And who controlled pride of Indra and others and is pride less.

Hrutha dhanava druptha balam subalam,
Swajanaastha samasthamalam vimalam,
Samapastha gajendra dharam sudharam,
Pranamami Remadhipadhim tham aham. 4

I salute the lord and consort of Goddess Lakshmi,
Who has good strength and destroyed the proud asuras,
Who is pure and destroyed all sins of his devotees,
And who carries good weapons and destroyed the pride of Gajendra.

Pari kalpitha sarva kalam vikalam ,
Sakalagama Geetha gunam vigunam,
Bhava pasa nirakaranam saranam,
Pranamami Remadhipadhim tham aham. 5

I salute the lord and consort of Goddess Lakshmi,
Who is body less and has the form of all bodies,
Who is property less but has all properties sung about by Vedas,
Who gives protection but is beyond all attachments.

Mruthi janma jara samanam kamanam,
SAranagatha bheethi haram dhaharam,
Pari pushta maha hrudayam sudhayam,
Pranamami Remadhipadhim tham aham. 6

I salute the lord and consort of Goddess Lakshmi,
Who is pretty and destroys birth, death and aging,
Who is without fear and destroys the fear of those who surrender,
Who is a good heart and is the one who is the great divine heart.

SAkalaavani bimbha dharam swadharam,
Pari poritha sarvadi sam sudrusam,
Gatha soka masoka karam sudharam,
Pranamami Remadhipadhim tham aham. 7

I salute the lord and consort of Goddess Lakshmi,
Who wears himself as well as all the forms of this universe,
Who is good to look at and spread completely all over,
Who carries well and makes past sorrows in to happiness.

Madhi tharnava raja rasam sarasam,
Gradhi tha akhila loka hrudayam suhrudham,
Pradhithadbutha sakthi ganam sugunam,
Pranamami Remadhipadhim tham aham. 8

I salute the lord and consort of Goddess Lakshmi,
Who is entertaining and churned the ocean,
Who has a god heart and is the heart of every one,
Who is good natured and has well known wonderful powers.

Sukha rasikaram bhava bandha haram,
Paramashtaka metha dhananya mathi,
Padathi hathuyoni samayvanaro,
Labhathe khalu Vishnu padam saparam. 9
The man who reads with devotion this octet,
Which brings luck and destroys sorrows,
Without break and on all days,
Would get to reach the divine feet of Vishnu

Govindashtakam II

Govindashtakam II

Translated by

P.R.Ramachander

Chidanandhaa karam sruthi sarasa saram samaras am,
Niradharaadharam bhavajaladhi param para gunam,
Ramagreevaharam Vruja vana viharam haranutham,
Sada tham Govindam parama sukha kandam Bhajatha re. 1

Sing about Govinda who is the store house of all pleasures,
Who is the form of divine joy , Who is the meaning of Vedas,
Who looks every body equally , Who is the support to the support less,
Who is the other shore to the sea of birth, who has divine qualities,
Who is the garland of Lakshmi , Who wanders in Vruja forest and one praised by Shiva.

Mahambodshi sthanam sthira chara nibhnanam , divi japam,
Sudhadhaara panam, Vihaga pathi yanam, Yamaratham,
Manognam Sugnanam Muni jana nidhanam , Dhruva padam,
Sada tham Govindam parama sukha kandam Bhajatha re. 2

Sing about Govinda who is the store house of all pleasures,
Who lives in the great sea, the cause of all moving and unmoving things,
Whose name is chanted by devas, who is the one who supports those who drink nectar,
Who travels on the lord of birds, Who is partial to those who control their senses,
Who is pretty, Who has good character , who is the home of saints and who is stable.

Dhiyo dherair dheyayamsravana puta peyam yathivarai-,
Maha vakyair gneyam, tribhuvana vidheyam vidhiparam,
Mano maanameyam sapadhi hrudhi neyam navathanum,
Sada tham Govindam parama sukha kandam Bhajatha re. 3

Sing about Govinda who is the store house of all pleasures,
Who is meditated boldly by the wise, who is the sweet dish to the ears,
Who is known to sages by great sayings, Who keeps the three worlds under him,
Who is the ruler of everything, who cannot be adequately known by the mind,
Who has to be thought by the mind and who has a new body.

Mahaa maya jalam vimala vana malam mala haram,
Suphalam Gopalam nihatha sisupalam sasi mukham,
Kalatheetham , kaalam gathi jitha maraalam, mura ripum,
Sada tham Govindam parama sukha kandam Bhajatha re. 4

Sing about Govinda who is the store house of all pleasures,
Who is a great magician, who wears a pure forest garland , who destroys sins,
Who has a pretty head, is a cow herd, killed Sisupala and has a moon like face,
Who is beyond arts , who is time , who walks seriously and destroyer of Mura.

Nabho bimba spheetham nigama gana geetham, sama gathim,
Suroughe sampreetham dithi jana vipareetham purisayam,
Giraam panthatheetham swaditha nava neetham nayakaram,
Sada tham Govindam parama sukha kandam Bhajatha re. 5

Sing about Govinda who is the store house of all pleasures,
Who is spread like a sky. Who is sung be Vedas, who has same balance,
Who likes devas, enemy of asuras , who sleeps on snake,
Who is beyond spoken words, who enjoys eating butter, who protects Dharma.

Paresam Padmesam Shiva kalajesam , shivakaram,
Dwijesam , devesam thanu kutilakesam , kali haram.,
Khagesam Nagesam , Nikhila bhuvanesam Naga dharam,
Sada tham Govindam parama sukha kandam Bhajatha re. 6

Sing about Govinda who is the store house of all pleasures,
Who is lord of the divine , lord of lotus, lord of Shiva and Brahma, who does good,
Who is the lord of twice born and devas , lord with curly hair , destroyer of evil of Kali,
Who is the Lord of the birds , snakes , all the worlds and is supported by snake.

Rama kantham kantham bhava bhaya bhayantham Bhava sukham,
Durasantham santham nikhila hrudhi bhantham bhuvanapam,
Vivadantham dantham manuja nijayantham sucharitham,
Sada tham Govindam parama sukha kandam Bhajatha re. 7

Sing about Govinda who is the store house of all pleasures,
Who is the consort of Lakshmi , who is pretty , who destroys fear as well as fear of life,
Who destroys evil desires , who is peaceful, who stands in all hearts ,
who protects the world,
Who is at the end of argument, who is free of everything , destroys asuras
and has a good story.

Jagajjyeshtam Sreshtam sura apthika nishtamvaravaham,
Balishtam bhooyishtam TRibhuvana varishtam vara vaham,
Swanishtam Dharmishtam guru gana garishtam Guru varam,
Sada tham Govindam parama sukha kandam Bhajatha re. 8

Sing about Govinda who is the store house of all pleasures,
Who precedes the world , who is very great , who is close to Indra , lord of Yaga,
Who is powerful, Who is with fame , Who is the best of three worlds , who carries boons,
Who is self controlled , follows dharma , who is greater than all teachers,
Who is the blessed Guru.

Gada paner atha duritha dalanam, dukha samanam,
Vishuddhathma sthothram padathi manujao yasthu sathatham ,
SA bhukthwa bhogougham chiramiha thathopastha vijino,
Varam vrushnosthanam vrujathi khalu vaikunda bhuvanam. 9

That pure human being who reads this prayer without break,
Of Vishnu, which destroys sorrow and ends sufferings,
He would enjoy great pleasures in this world for a long time,
And get all his sins destroyed and reach Vaikunta, the abode of Vishnu.

Kurma Stotram

Kurma Stotram
(Prayer to the incarnation of Tortoise)

Translated by

P.R.Ramachander

(Koorma (Tortoise) is the second incarnation of Lord Vishnu. He took this incarnation to help devas to act as the base for the mandhara mountain which was used to churn the ocean. This rare stotra is taken from a very dilapidated Malayalam stotra book, whose name or publishers are not known to me.)

Namami they deva padaravindam,
Prapanna thapopa samatha pathram,
Yan moola hethou yathayo agna soru,
Samsara dukham Bahiruthkshi panthi. 1

Oh God I salute your lotus like feet,
Which is like an umbrella preventing heat,
Due to its basic reason the learned sages,
Get rid of the sorrows of this world from their mind.

Dhathar dasmin bhava eesa jeevaa,
Sthapathrayeno apahathaa na sarma,
Aathmam labhanthe bhagavamsthvangri,
Cchayaam sa vidhyamara maasreyama. 2

Oh God, please give me relief from the sorrows,
As I will take rest in the shades of your feet,
As no being gets relieved of the three types of suffering,
And these type of sufferings do not come near your feet.

Marganthi yathe mukha padma needai,
Chandha suparnaryashayo vivikthe,
Yasyaghamarshodha saridhwaraya,
Pade padam theertha padam prapanna. 3

Yach sradhaya srutha vathya cha bhakthya,
Samsrujy mane hrudhaye vadhaya,
Jnanena vairagya balena dheera,
Vrujema thathengri Saroja peetam. 4

Oh God , Guided by the birds called Vedas,
Which are used to live in your lotus like face,
Is your holy divine lotus like feet,
Which is searched in solitude by he sages,
Which makes them live in the shores of sacred rivers,
And which they establish in their mind,
By the use of devotion and attention,
As well as which they establish in their heart,
Using the path of wisdom and renunciation,
And we completely surrender to it.

Viswasya janma sthithi samyamarthe,
Krutha avatharasya padambhujam they,
Vrujema sarve saranam yadheesa,
Smrutham prayachathya bhayam swapumsam. 5

For the sake of creation , upkeep and destruction,
Of the world is the incarnation that you took,
And we all surrender to your lotus like feet,
For meditating on it , gives protection to devotees.

Yasyanu bandhe asathi deha gehe,
Mamaha mithyooda duragrahaanaam,
Pumsaam sudhooram vasatho vipuryaam,
Bhajema thathe Bhagawan padabhjam. 6

The man who does not think about you,
Is wrongly too much attached to body, home and self,
And so we are saluting the lotus like feet,
Which exists very , very far away.

Panena they deva kadha sudhaya,
Pravrudha bhakthyaa visa daasayaa ye,
Vairagya saram prathilabhya bodham,
Yadhaanjasanveeyura kunta dhishnyam. 7

Due to the large amount of devotion ,
Some people with a pure heart ,
Hearing your nectar like story ,
Receive great wisdom by renunciation,
And suddenly get that destruction less state.

Thadhapare chathma Samadhi yoga,
Balena jithwa prakruthim balishtaam,
Thwameva dheeraa pursha visanthi,
THesham srama syanna thu sevaya they. 8

Like that others who are very wise,
By the strength of their Athma Samadhi,
Win over the very strong illusion,
And attain you and do not find it difficult.

Thathe vayam loka si sraksha yadhya,
Thwa yanu srushta sthribhirathmabhi sma,
Sarve viyukthaa swa vihara thanthram,
Na saknumasthath prathiharthave they. 9

Thinking that we should serve you like that,
Possibly you have decided to ignore us,
Who have been created by you at the time.
Of creation by Brahma, Shiva and Vishnu,
And we are not able to understand your secret.

Yavad balim theja harama kale,
Yadhaa vayanjanna madhama yathra,
Thadho bhayeshaam tha imehi lokaa,
Balim haranthonna madanthya nooha. 10

Oh God we are providing you with the sacrifice,
And telling your name eat food,
And similarly the ordinary people give you sacrifice,
And eat the food after offering it to you.

Thwam na surname asi saanwayaanaam,
Kootastha aadhya puusha Purana,
Thwam deva shakthyaam guna karma yonow,
Rethsthwajayam kavi rathatheja. 11

Oh God you are the protector of all devas,
You are stable, the first primeval one ,
You are the power of devas ,
You are the birth place and result of everything,
And you have taken up yourself the job of care of the universe,
And for that you have deposited your male power.

Ththo vayam sath pramukhayathathe ,
Bhaboovimathman karavama kim they,
Thwam na swachakshu paridehi shakthya,
Deva kriyatrha yadanugrahaanaam. 12

Oh God what should we the sages do,
To get good results of our intentions,
Please give us the capacity ,
To obey the directions of your blessed sight.

Dakshina Lakshmi stotram

Dakshina* Lakshmi stotram
(A prayer to the very pleasing Lakshmi)
Translated by
P.R.Ramachander
(Dakshina could indicate, south, right side, pleasing, Vishnu and so on. I feel “pleasing” would be the better meaning here. Lakshmi is personification of movement. She keeps on shifting herself. In this prayer which consists of 12 names of Lakshmi, she is requested to stay stable in our home.)
Trilokya poojithe devi kamala , Vishnu vallabhe,
Yaya thawam achalaa Krishne thathaabhava mayee sthiraa, 1

Oh Goddess who is worshipped in all the three worlds,
Oh Kamala , Oh Consort of Lord Vishnu,
Oh Consort of Krishna, If only you are stable ,
And be with me permanently.

Kamala chanchala Lakshmi chalaa bhoothir hari Priya,
Padma Padmaalayaa samyak uchai sri Padma dharini, 2

Oh Kamala, Oh unstable one , Oh Laksmi,
Oh Goddess who moves, Oh Goddess of prosperity ,
Oh Darling of Hari, , Oh Padma, Oh goddess who lives in lotus,
Oh Goddess who is pleasant, Oh Goddess who is exalted,
Oh Goddess of wealth , Oh Goddess who holds a lotus.

Dwadasaithani naamani Lakshmi samppojya ya padeth,
Sthiraa Lakshmir bhaved thasya puthra dhara abhi saha, 3

If these twelve names of Lakshmi are read and worshipped,
Lakshmi would be stable and he would be with wife and son.

Ithi Sri dakshinaa Lakshmi stotram sampoornam.

Thus ends the Dakshina Lakshmi Stotram

Yamunashtakam II

Yamunashtakam II

Translated by
P.R.Ramchader

(River Yamuna is one of the major tributaries of river Ganges. She is the daughter of Sun God. Her waters are slightly coloured black. On her shores is Brindavan and Mathura, the places where Lord Krishna lived. She is supposed to originate from the Kalinda Mountain)



Krupaa paaraa vaaraam thapana thanayam thapa samanim,
Murari preyasyam bhava bhaya dhavam , bhktha varadam ,
Vipa jjalanmukthaam sriyamapi sukhapthe prathi dhinam,
Sadhaa dhero noonam bhajathi Yamunam nithyaphaladham. 1

The courageous one daily without fail worships the Yamuna,
Who daily leads to results, who is ocean of mercy,
Who is the daughter of Sun, Who gives relief in heat,
Who is the darling of Krishna ,who removes fear of birth,
Who blesses her devotees , who is far away from danger,
And is like Goddess Lakshmi in blessing us with comfort.

Madhu vana charini , bhaskara vahini , jahnavi sangini , Sindhu suthe,
Madhu ripu bhooshani, Madhava thoshini, Gokula bheethi vinasa krutha,
Jagadhaka mochini, manasa dhayini Kesava kelini dhana gathe,
Jaya Yamune Bhaya bheethi nivarini sankata nasini pavaya maam. 2

Oh destroyer of fear , Oh destroyer of Sorrow , make me pure, Oh Yamuna,
Who flows through Madhu forest, Who is daughter of Sun, Who merges with Ganges,
Who is the daughter of the sea, who considers Krishna as her ornament,
Who makes Lord Krishna happy , who removes fear from Gokula,
Who removes the sins of people , who grants wisdom,,
And who has pattern of flow suitable to Krishna’s play.

Ayi madhure Madhu modha vilasini Shaila viharini Vega bhare,
Parijana palini dushta nishoodini, vanchitha kama vilasa dhare,
Vraja pura vasi janarjjitha pathaka haarini viswa janopddharike,
Jaya Yamune Bhaya bheethi nivarini sankata nasini pavaya maam. 3

Oh destroyer of fear , Oh destroyer of Sorrow , make me pure, Oh Yamuna,
Who is pretty, sweet and shines, Who lives in the mountain,
Who is full of speed, who looks after devotees, who destroys bad people,
Who fulfills the desires , who removes sins earned by people of Vraja
And uplifts all the people living in the universe.

Athi vipadhambhudhi magna janam , bhavathapa satha kala manasakam,
Gathi mathi heena masesha bhaya kula magadha pada Saroja yugam,
Runa bhaya bheethama nishkruthi pathaka koti sathayutha punja tharam,
Jaya Yamune Bhaya bheethi nivarini sankata nasini pavaya maam. 4

Oh destroyer of fear , Oh destroyer of Sorrow , make me pure, Oh Yamuna,
Who removes the fear of those people who are drowned in the sea of danger,
Affected by several type of deep sorrows become stony and idiotic,
Who are with unpaid debts, who have done sins which do not have redemption,
And have surrendered at the lotus feet of yours.

Nava jadha dhyuthi koti lasathanu hema mayabhara rajithake,
Thadidhava heli padanchala chanchala shobhitha peetha suchela dhare,
Mani maya bhooshana chithra patasana ranjhitha ganjitha bhanukare,
Jaya Yamune Bhaya bheethi nivarini sankata nasini pavaya maam. 5

Oh destroyer of fear , Oh destroyer of Sorrow , make me pure, Oh Yamuna,
Who wears golden ornaments on her body having the shine of black rich cloud,
Who wears waving yellow silk at the end of her feet
Which finds the streak of lightning slower,
And who with her gem studded ornaments , coloured cloths
And gem studded throne wins over the light of the sun God.

Shubha puline Madhu matha ya dhoothbhava rasa mahothsava keli bhare,
Ucha kula chala rajitha moukthika hara maya dhara rodhasike,
Nava mani kotika bhaskara kanjuli shobhitha tharaka hara yuthe,
Jaya Yamune Bhaya bheethi nivarini sankata nasini pavaya maam. 6

Oh destroyer of fear , Oh destroyer of Sorrow , make me pure, Oh Yamuna,
Who has got a great banks, who is full of raasa plays of the exuberant Krishna,
Who spreads luster to all directions by the pearl garland worn over her high breasts,
And who wears the star necklace over her golden dress, with gems studded on its rim.

Kari vara moukthika nasika bhooshana vatha chamth krutha chanchalake,
Mukha kamala mala surabha chanchala matha Madhu vratha lochanake,
Mani gana kundala lola parisphura dakula ganda yugaa malake,
Jaya Yamune Bhaya bheethi nivarini sankata nasini pavaya maam. 7

Oh destroyer of fear , Oh destroyer of Sorrow , make me pure, Oh Yamuna,
Who has a attractive mien due to her nose studs made
Using the rare the gems which form inside the elephant’s head,
Whose face is surrounded by bees attracted by the pleasant scent emanating from there,
And whose cheeks reflect the studs on her ears full of gems.

Kala rava noopura hema mayaachitha pada saroruha sarunike,
Dhimi dhimi Dhimi thala vinodhitha manasa manjula pada gathe,
Thava paada pankaja masritha manava chitha sadakhila thapa hare,
Jaya Yamune Bhaya bheethi nivarini sankata nasini pavaya maam. 7

Oh destroyer of fear , Oh destroyer of Sorrow , make me pure, Oh Yamuna,
Who has lotus like feet which is lighted by the golden anklets making pretty sound,
Who has a gait which charms the mind with the beats “Dhimi”, “Dhimi”, “Dhimi,
And who destroys all worries of those who surrender to your lotus like feet.

Trilokya Mangala Vishnu Kavacham

Trilokya Mangala Vishnu Kavacham
(The armour that brings good things to the three worlds.)

Translated by

P.R.Ramachander

(This great prayer has been told by Sage Sanath Kumara to sage Narada and is a part of the book, Narada Pancha rathra.)

Narada Uvacha:-
Bhagawan Sarva Dharmagna , kavcham yath prakasitham,
Trilokya Mangalam nama krupaya Kadhya prabho. 1

Narada said:-
Oh God who follows all Dharma , please make known to me that armour,
Which is known as “The one which does good to three worlds”.


Sanathkumara Uvacha:-

Srunu Vakshyami Viprendra , kavacham paramadhbutham,
Narayanena kadhidham krupaya Brahmana pura. 2

Hear Oh , the best of Brahmins , the wonderful armour,
Which was told in olden times by Narayana to Brahma out of mercy.

Brahmana kadhitham mahyam param snehad vadhami they,
Athi guhyatharam thathwam Brahma manthrougha vigraham. 3

I would tell you out of the love this very secret Armour,
Which was told to me by Brahma , which was composed using Brahma mantras.

Yadhruthwa padanath Brahma srushtim vithanuthe druvam,
Yadruthwa patanadh padi maha lakakshmir jagat thrayam. 4

Only by wearing this armour Lord Brahma is doing the job of creation,
Only Wearing this armour Goddess Lakshmi is looking after the three worlds.

Padanath dharana shambu samhartha sarva manthra vid,
Trilokya janani durga mahishadhi mahasuraan 5

Vardrupthaan jaghanaiva padanth dharanadhyadha,
Evam Indradhaya sarve sarva iswarya mavapnuyu. 6


Reading and wearing this Lord Shiva who knows all mantras destroyed the world,
The mother of the three worlds Durga killed the great Mahishasura and other bad ones,
Who were bloated with pride due to the several boons got by them,
And Indra and others got all sort of wealth by this mantra.

Idham Kavacham athi guhyam kuthrapi no vadeth,
Sishyaya bhakthi yukukthaya sadhakaya prakasayeth 7

Sataaya para sishyaya dathwa mruthyu mavapnuyat. 8

This armour which is very secret should never be told to any one,
Except own disciples who are with devotion and can become practitioners.
And if this is told to other disciples who are competitive, death would result.

Trilokya mangalasyasya Kvachasya prajapathi,
Rishi, Chandhascha Gayathri , Devo Narayana ,
Swayam dharma artha kama moksheshu viniyoga prakeerthitha. 9

For the Armour for the good of all the three worlds the sage is Prajapthi,
The meter is Gayathri , the God addressed is Narayana and this is chanted,
For us getting Dharma, wealth passion and salvation.

Pranavo may sira pathu , namo narayanaya cha,
Phaalam , nethra yugalam ashtarno bhakthi mukthidha. 10

Let “Om” protect my head ,
Let “Namo Narayana” protect my forehead ,
And let my two eyes be protected by the eight lettered “Om Namo Narayanaya.”

Kleem payad srothra yugmam , chaikakshara sarva mohana,
Kleem Krishnaya sada graanam Govindayethi jihwikam. 11

Let “Kleem” protect both my ears,
Let “Kleem Krishnnaya” protect my nose,
And let “Govindaya” protect my toungue.

Gopi jana pada vallabhaya swahananam mama,
Ashta dasaksharo manthra kandam pathu dasakshara. 12

Let “Gopi Jana Vallabhaya” protect my face ,
And the eighteen lettered “Gopi jana vallabhaya swaha” protect my neck,

Gopi jana pada vallabhaya swaha pathu Bhuja dwayam,
Kleem Gloum Kleem Shyamalangaya nama Skandow dasakshara. 13

Let “Gopi jana pada vallabhaya swaha “ protect both my arms,
And let the ten lettered “ klim gloum klim Shyamalagnaya nama” protect my shoulders.

Kleem Krishna Kleem karou payath Kleem Keishna yangatho aavathu,
Hrudayam bhuvanesana Kleem Krishna Kleem sthanou mama. 14

Let “Kleem Krishna Kleem” protect my hands ,
Let “Kleem Krishna” protect my body,
Let the god of the universe protect my heart,
And “Kleem Krishna Kleem” protect my chest.

Gopalayagni jayantham kukshi yugmam sadavathu,
Kleem Krishnaya sada pathu parswa yugmam manuthama. 15

Let “Gopalaya Swaha” protect both my arm pits,
Let “Kleem Krishmaya” protect my both sides.

Krishna govindhakou pathaam smaradhyaou deyuthou manu,
Ashtakshara pathu nabhim , Krishnethi dwayakshara aavathu. 16

Let my navel be protected by eight lettered “Kleem Krishnaya Govindaya”,
And let “Krishna” , the two lettered word protect my back.

Prushtam kleem krushtaka, galam kleem krushtaya dwianthaka,
SAkthini saththam pathu Sreem Hreem Kleem Krishnata dwayam. 17

Ooru sapthakshara payath trayo dasakshara aavathum
Sreem Hreem, Kleem padatho gopi jana vallabha padam Thatha. 18

Bhaya swahethi payum vai kleem Hreem Sreem sada sarnnaka,
Janumi cha sada pathu Hreem, Sreem Kleem cha dasakshara. 19

Let “Kleem Krishna” protect my bones,
Let “Kleem Krishnaya tha tha” protect my energy organs,
Let “Srim Hrim Krishnaya tha tha” the seven lettered mantra protect my thighs,
Let my anus be protected by the thirteen lettered mantra, “Hrim Klim Gopi jana Vallabhaya svaha”
Let my knees be protected by the ten lettered mantra “Klim Hrim Srim”.

Traya dasakshara pathu janghe chakradhyudhayudha,
Ashta dasaksharo Hrim Srim poorvako vimsadarnaka. 20

Let the thirteen letter mantra protect my thighs and let the holy wheel and other weapons,
Be protected by the eighteen lettered manta starting with Hrim Srim.

Sarvangam may sada pathu dwaraka nayako bali,
Namo Bhagawathe paschad Vasudevaya thath param. 21
Tharadhyo dwadasarnoyam prachyaam maam sarva dhavathu,
Srim, Hreem, Kleem chada sannasthu Hreem Kleem, Sreem Shodasarnaka. 22

Gadadhydhayadho Vishnu mam agni disi Rakshthu,
Hreem Sreem Dasaksharo manthro Dakshine maam sadavathu. 23

Let my organs be always by the Lord of dwaraka by the chant of the mantra,
“Om namo bhagawade Vasudevaya”
Let me east side be protected always by the twelve letter “Om namo Vasudevaya”,
Let the ten lettered “Hreem, Kleem..” etc and the sixteen lettered “Hreem Kleem “etc
Along with mace wheel all all other weapons protect my south east,
The ten lettered manthra “Hreem Sreem etc” protect my south side.

Tharo namo bhagawathe Rugmani vallabhaya cha,
Swahethi shodasarnoyam nairythyam disi rakshathu. 24

Let the sixteen letter “Om namo Bhagwathe Rukhmani vallabhaya swaha”
Protect my south eastern side.

Kleem hrishi kepa damasaya namo maam varunovathu,
Ashta dasarnna kamantho vayavye maam sadavathu. 25

Let “Klim Hrishikesaya Nama” protect my western side,
Let the eighteen lettered mantra ending with Kama protect my north west side.

Srim maya kama krishnaya Govindaya dwito manu,
Dwadasarnathmako Vishnur uthare maam sadavathu. 26

Let the twelve lettered mantra “ Srim Hrim Kleem Krishnaya,
Govindaya tha tha” which is with Vishnu protect my north side.

Vag bhayam kama Krishnaya Hreem Govindaya Thath param,
Srim gopi jana vallabhanthe bhaya swaha hasthou Thatha, 27

Dwawisathyaksharo mantro maam Isanye sada vathu,
Kaliyasya phana madhye divyam nruthyam karothi thwam. 28

Let my north east side be protected by the twenty two syllable mantra,
“Aim Kleem Krishnaya Hreem Govindaya Gopi jana vallabhaya ,
Ha Sou,”
You do the divine dance in the middle of the hood of Kaliya.,

Namami Devaki puthram nruthya rajanumachyutham,
Dwathrimsyaksharo mantro apyadho maam sarva dhavathu. 29

Kamadevaya Vidhmahe Pushpa Banaya dheemahi ,
Thanno ananga prachodhayadesha maam pathu chordwatha. 30

I salute the son of Devaki and Achyutha the king of dancers,
Let my upper part be protected by mantra of thirty two syllables,
“Kamadevaya vidmahe, pushpa vanaya deemahi thanno anagha prachodayath.”

Phala Sruthi

Ithi they kaditham Vipra brahma mantrogha vigraham,
Trilokya Mangalam nama kavacham Brahma roopakam. 31

Oh Brahmin , what I have told you till now is the form of Brahma,
And is known as armour for the betterment of the three worlds.

Brahmna kaditham poorvam , Narayana mukhachatham,
Thava snehaan mayaakhaatham pravakthavyam na kasyachith. 32

Lord Brahma heard it from Narayana and out of liking to you,
I told it to you and you should not tell it to any other.

Gurum pranamya vidhivath Kavacham prapateth thadhaa,
Sakrud dwistir yadha jnanam sa hi sarva thapomaya. 33

By saluting the Guru according to rules, this armour has to be ,
Read twice or thrice as much as needed and this will lead you to ascetic nature.

Manthreshu sakaleshwa Desike nathra samsaya,
Satham ashtotharam chaasya purascharya vidhi smrutha. 34

All these mantras are elevating without doubt,
And these can be read one hundred and eight times.

Havanaadhin dasamsena kruthwa thath saadhayeth druvam,
Yadhi syaath sidha kavacho Vishnureva bhaveth swayam. 35

Performing fire sacrifice for one tenth of that , one would definitely achieve,
If one practices thus and becomes an expert in this kavacha , equality to Lord Vishnu.

Mantha sidhir bhaveth thasya purascharya vidhaanatha,
Spardha mudhooya sathatham Lakshmeer Vani vaseth Thatha. 36

If one gets realization of this mantra following the instructions of Guru,
Goddess Lakshmi and Saraswathi would show mercy to him and be with him.

Pushapajalyashtakam dhathwa moolenaiva padeth sukrud ,
Dasa varsha sahasrani poojaya phala mapnuyath. 37
If with devotion the text is read after worshipping one hundred times with flowers,
He would get the same result as worshipping for ten thousand years.

Bhoorje vilikhyanguleekaam swarnastham dharayed yadi,
Kande va dakshine bahou sopi Vishnur na samsaya. 38

If anointing is done by the ring finger adorned with gold in streams,
Then without any doubt Vishnu will be in his neck or right hand.

Aswamedha sahasrani Vajapeya sathani cha,
Maha dhaanaani yanaiva pradakshinyam bhuvana sthadha, 39

He would get the effect of conducting one thousand Aswa medhas,
One hundred Vajapeyas , performing great charities and going round the earth.

Kalaam narhanthi thanyaiva sakrud ucharana Thada,
Kavchasya prasadena Jeevan muktho Bhaven nara. 40

Even if one does not merit it , by properly reading the Kavacha,
The humans will get salvation.

Trilokyam kshobhayathyeva,\
Trilokya vijayee bhaveth. 41

Even if all the three worlds are Angry,
He would win over all the three worlds.

Idha, kavacham gnathwa yajedhya purushothamam,
Satha laksham prajaptho api na manthrasya sidhyathi. 42

If this armour is understood and sacrifice done by a great man,
He would not get the same effect by chanting ,
Any other Mantra one million times.

Krishnashtakam III

Krishnashtakam III

By

Adhi Shankara

Translated by

P.R.Ramachander

( In my translations earlier I had included two Krishnashtakams. But on referring the complete works of Shankara, I find that this is the only one composed by Adhi Shankara. The last stanza clearly indicates that it was composed so that his mother would get salvation.)

Sriyaslishto Vishnu sthira chara gurur veda vishayo,
Dhiyaam sakshee shudho harira sura hanthabja nayana,
Gadhee Shankhee Chakreevimala vana mali sthira ruchi,
Saranyo lokeso mama bhavathu krushnokshi vishaya. 1

Let my eye be able to see that Krishna, who is the protector and Lord of the world,
Who is embraced by Lakshmi , Who is Vishnu , who is the teacher to all,
Who is the subject of the Vedas, who is the witness to wisdom,
Who is pure , Who is Hari, who is killer of Asuras, who has lotus like eyes,
Who carries mace , conch and the wheel , who has stable taste and wears forest garlands.

Yatha sarvam jatham viyadhanila mukhyam jagadhidham,
Sthithou nissesham yovathi nija sukhamsena madhuhaa,
Laye sarvam swasmin harathi kalayaa yasthu savibhu,
Saranyo lokeso mama bhavathu krushnokshi vishaya. 2

Let my eye be able to see that Krishna, who is the protector and Lord of the world,
Who was the source of birth of Ether, air , fire , earth and water ,
Who is the killer of Madhu who looks after the world by his pleasure,
And Who is the one who merges everything in himself at deluge by his power.

Asoonayamyadhou yani Niyama mukhyai sookaranai,
Nirudhyedham chitham hrudi vilaya maneeya sakalam ,
Yameedyam pasyanthi pravaramathayo mayi namasou,
Saranyo lokeso mama bhavathu krushnokshi vishaya. 3

Let my eye be able to see that Krishna, who is the protector and Lord of the world,
Who is the one seen by the wise sages , who follow the prescribed rituals.,
Control their souls completely , turn off their minds from ordinary things,
And completely stabilize all the activities of their mind.

Prithvyam thishtan yo yamayathi maheem Vedanadharam,
Yamithyadhou Vedo vadathi jagathameesamamalam,
Niyantharam dhyeyam muni sura nrunaam moksha damasou,
Saranyo lokeso mama bhavathu krushnokshi vishaya. 4

Let my eye be able to see that Krishna, who is the protector and Lord of the world,
Who controls the world, being very much a part of it, who carries our pain,
Who is the lord of the world as told in the Vedas , Who is pure and the law giver,
And who is the subject of meditation of devas, sages and men and giver of salvation.

Mahendradhi devo jayathi dithi janyasya balatho,
Na kasya swathanthryam kwachidhapi kruthow yath kruthi mruthe,
Kavithwa derggavam pariharathi yosou vijayina,
Saranyo lokeso mama bhavathu krushnokshi vishaya. 5

Let my eye be able to see that Krishna, who is the protector and Lord of the world,
Who is the won by whose strength Indra and other devas win battle against asuras,
Who is the one without whose encouragement no one has independence of action,
And who is the one who cures the pride of the ability to write poems of the poets.

Vinaa yasya dhyaanam vrajathi pasuthaam sookhara mukhaam,
Vinaa yasya jnanam jani mruthi bhayam yathi janathaa,
Vinaa yasya smruthya krumi satha janim yathi sa vibhu,
Saranyo lokeso mama bhavathu krushnokshi vishaya. 6

Let my eye be able to see that Krishna, who is the protector and Lord of the world,
Without whose meditation people happen to be born as animals like pig,
Who causes people to get fear of birth or death by not knowing him,
And who causes people to be born as insects due to one not remembering him.

Narraa thangothanga sarani sarano branthi harano,
Ghana shyamo vaamo Vruja sisu vayasyo , Arjuna sakha,
Swayambur bhoothaanam janaka uchithachara sukhadha,
Saranyo lokeso mama bhavathu krushnokshi vishaya. 7

Let my eye be able to see that Krishna, who is the protector and Lord of the world,
Who destroys sorrow of humans , who helps those who surrender, who cures confusion,
Who is dark black , who is a pretty child of Vruja with friends there,
who is friend of Arjuna,
Who was created by himself , who creates all beings and gives proper reward and punishment.

Yadha dharma glanirbhavathi jagathaam kshobha karana,
Thadhaa loka swami prakatitha vapu sethu drugaja,
SAthaam dathaa swacho nisamsa guna geetho vrujapathi,
Saranyo lokeso mama bhavathu krushnokshi vishaya. 8

Let my eye be able to see that Krishna, who is the protector and Lord of the world,
For whenever the world becomes tumultuous, when dharma suffers in execution,
Then the Lord of Gokula who follows Dharma, who does not have birth,
Who looks after good people and who is independently praised by Vedas,
Appears as the Lord of the world to reform it.

Ithi harir akhilaathma aaradhitha sankarena,
Sruthi visadha gunosou mathru mokashartha madhya,
Yathi vara nikate Sri yuktha Aavirbhabhoova,
Swagunavrutha udhaara sankha chakrabhja hastha. 9

Lord Vishnu with all properties as revealed by the Vedas,
Who is primeval and the soul of all beings of the world,
Prayed like this by Sankara for the salvation of his mother,
Appeared before that great sage along with Goddess Lakshmi,
With a merciful mien holding Whel mace and the lotus.

Ithi Shankaracharya virachitham Krishnashtakam samaptham.

Maruthi stotram Shathru vasa manthram

Maruthi stotram Shathru vasa manthram
(Prayer to Hanuman to conquer enemies)

Translated by

P.R.Ramachander

(I am translating this powerful mantra as it is. I do not know the procedure to chant it and make it work. People who want to use it should do it after getting guidance from experts in Thanthric practice.)

Om namo bhagawathe vichithra veera Hanumathe pralaya kala anala prappojwalanaya, Anjani Garbha samboothataya

Salutations to God ,to the strangely valorous Hanuman, The one who puts away the fire at time of deluge, One who was born to Anjana,

Prakata Vikrama veera daithya dhanava yaksha raksho gana graha bandhanaya,
Bhootha graha bandhanaya , Pretha graha bandhanaya, Pisacha graha bandhanaya , Sakini Dakini graha bandhanaya, kakini kamini graha bandhanaya , Brahma graha bandhanaya , Brahma Rakshasa graha Bandhanaya , chora graha bandhanaya Maricha graha Bandhanaya,

He who ties the valorous Rakshasas, devas , yakshas and planets, He who ties devils , He who ties ghosts , He who ties evil spirits, He who ties the female evil spirits called Sakini and dakini , He who ties the evil spirits called Kakini and Kamini, , He who ties Lord Brahma, He who ties the Brahma Rakshas, He who ties thieves , he who ties deceitful asuras like Mareecha.

Yehi yehi, aagacha, agacha , AAvesaya , aavesaya , mama hrudhaye pravesaya pravesaya ,
Here, here, come, come , spread , spread , enter, enter my heart

Sphum , sphu ,Prasphura , prasphura, sathyam kadhaya

Sphum, Sphum, Manifest, manifest

Vyagra mukha bandhana , sarpa mukha bandhana , Raja mukha bandhana , Naree mukha bandhana , Sabhaa mukha bandhana, Shathru mukha Bandhana , SArva mukha Bandhana

He who ties the face of tiger , He who ties the face of a serpent, He who ties the face of a king , He who ties the face of a woman, He who ties the face of an audience , He who ties the face of the enemy , He who ties the face of every one,

Lankaa prasada bhanjana, Amookam may vasamanaya, Kleem, kleem, kleem, Hreem, sreem sreem , Rajanaam vasamanaya

He who put an end to happiness of Lanka , please come under my control , Kleem, kleem, kleem, Hreem, sreem sreem, make the kings under my control,

Sreem hreem kleem strhiya aakarshaya AAkarshaya, Shathroon mardhaya, mardhaya , Maraya , maraya , choornaya, choornaya

Sreem hreem kleem attract , attract women, beat, beat my enemies, kill ,kill them., powder, powder them

Khe Khe Sri Ramachandragnaya mama karya sidhim kuru kuru, Om hraam, hreem Hrom, Hraim, Hrom , Hrah phat swaha

Hey , hey follow the orders of God Ramachandra and make my efforts succeed ,succeed
Om hraam, hreem Hrom, Hraim, Hrom , Hrah phat swaha


Yeka dasa satha varam Japithwa sarva shathroon vasamanayathi Nanyadha ithi

If this is chanted One thousand one times , all enemies will come under our control

Ganga Sthavam

Ganga Sthavam

Translated by

P.R.Ramachander

(This prayer occurs in Kalki Purana. There is already a translation available in
http://www.stephen-knapp.com/prayers_to_the_sacred_ganga_river.htm by Mr.Stephen knapp. I have not followed his text and translation but the one in a book called Stotra Rathna published in Malayalam. There seems to be some difference)


Iyam sura tharangini bhavana varidhe sthaarini,
Sthuthaa hari padaambhujaa dhupagatha jagat samsada,
Sumeru shikharamara Priya jalaa malakshalini,
Prasannavadanaa shubhaa bhava bhayasya vidhravini. 1

Let this divine river who makes us cross the sea of life,
Who is praised by the world , who started from the lotus feet of Vishnu,
Who is liked by the Gods on the Meru mountain , who washes away sins,
Who has a pleasant look , who does good and who removes the fear of birth,

Bhageratha radhanugaa sura kareendra darpapahaa,
Mahesa mukuta prabhaa giri sira pathakaasithaa,
Suraasura naroragai raja bhavachyuthai samsthuthaa,
Vimukthi phala nasini kalusha naasini rajathe. 2

Who accompanied the chariot of Bhageeratha,
Who destroyed the pride of the divine elephant by her colour,
Who shines on the crown of Lord Shiva ,
Who appears like a white flag hanging from mountain top,
Who is praised by devas, asuras, men, snake , Lords Shiva and Vishnu,
And who destroys sins and grants salvation, shine.

Pithamaha kamandalu prabhava mukthi bheeja latha,
Sruthi smruthi gana sthutha dwija kulaalaavruthaa,
Sumeru shikharaadbidha nipathithaa, trilokavruthaa,
Sudharma phala shalini sukha palaasini rajathe. 3

The Ganga who came out of the water pot of Brahma ,
As the seed of salvation and spread like a climbing plant,
Who is praised by Vedas , smruthi as well as songs,
Who is completely by the bund of Brahmins,
Who started her journey as three branches from Meru mountain,
And went and reached all the three worlds,
And who gives good dharma and a pleasant life , shines.

Chard wihaga malini sagara vamsa mukthi prabhaa,
Muneendra vara nandini , divi madascha mandhakinee,
Sada duritha Nasini , vimala vari sandarsana-,
Pranaama guna keerthi nadhishu jagathsu samrajathe. 4

The Ganga who moves along with a series of clouds ,
Who assured salvation to the entire clan of Sagaras,
Who is the darling daughter of sage Jahnu,
Who is the slow moving river respected all over heaven,
Who always destroys all sort of sufferings,
Shines because the world visits, salutes and sings her praises.

Mahabhisha suthaanganaa Hima gireesa koota sthanaa,
SAphena jala hasini , sitha maraala sacharinee,
Chalalla hari sathkaraa vara Saroja maala dhara,
Rasoloositha gamini, jaladhikjamini rajathe. 5

The darling of the sea, who was the wife of King Santhanu,
Whose breasts are like the peaks of Mount Meru,
Who has a laugh like the flow of water with foam,
Who has the movement of the pretty swans,
Who has the moving hands of her tide,
Who wears garlands of lotus flowers,
And who moves with pretty joyful emotion , shines.

Kwachin muni ganai sthuthaa , kwachidanantha sampoojithaa,
Kwachith kala kala swanaa , kwachidha dheerayadho ganaa,
Kwachidhra vikarojjwala , kwachidhudagra pathaa kulaa,
Kwachi jjana vigahithaa , jayathi Bheeshma matha sathee. 6

The Ganga is praised by groups of sages in some places,
Is praised and worshipped by Adhisesha in some places .
Is moving with the sound, “Kala”, “Kala” in some places,
Is full of fighting and squirming river animals in some places,
Is very hot and full of emotion in some places,
Is falling from great heights in some places,
And is used as a playful companion in some places.

Sa yeva kusalee janaa pranamatheeha bhagerathim,
Sa yeva thapassaam nidhir japathi jahnavee maadharaal,
Sa yeva purushothama smarathi sadhu mandhakineem,
Sa yeva vijayee Prabhu sura tharangineem sevathe. 7



They who salute the Ganges are the only ones that live happily,
They who respect and meditate on Ganges are the only seers,
They who sing the praises of Ganges are only greatest among men,
They who serve the river Ganges are the only victorious lords.

Thavamala jalachitham Khaga srugaala meenakshatham,
Chalalla hari lolitham ruchira theera jambalitham,
Kadhaa nija vapor mudhaa sura naroragai samsthutho,
Pyaham tripadha gamini priyamatheeva pasyaamyaho. 8

Oh river who grows in three different paths,
In your clear waters birds, small foxes, fish and storks
Are floating , biting , playing and moving and jumping,
In the tides of yours and once they reach your banks,
They are coated with your mud,
And when I would be able to see my body with happiness,
In your waters, being praised devas and men.

Thaw there vasathim thava amala jala snanam , thava prekshanam,
Thwan nama smaranam thavodhaya kadhaa samlaapanam pavnam,
Gange may thava sevanaika nipuno pyanandhitha thascha drutha,
Sthuthwaa chodh gatha pathako bhuvikadhaa santhascharishyamyaham 9

When will I ever get a chance , to live in your shores, bathe in thy pure waters,
Get sprinkled by your water , meditate on your names, hear stories about your birth,
Oh Ganges, When will I become an expert in serving you ,
When will I wear you and become happy and joyous and live with contentment?

Ithyedads rishibhi proktham gangasthavanamuthamam,
Swargyam yasaya mayushyam, padanath sravanaadhapi. 10

Reading or hearing this divine prayer addressed to Ganges,
Would lead us to long life with fame and later to salvation.

Tripura Sundari Veda Sara Sthavam

Tripura Sundari Veda Sara Sthavam
(The prayer which is essence of Vedas addressed to Tripura Sundari)

Translated by

P.R.Ramachander

Kasthuri panga bhaswad gala chalad amala sthoola muktha valeekaa,
Jyothsnaa sudhaavadathaa sasi sisu makutalankrutha Brahma pathni,
Sahithyambhoja brungee kavi kula vinuthaa sathwikeem Vag vibhoothim,
Dheyanme shubra vastrhra kara chala valayaa vallakeem vadhayanthi. 1

May I be blessed with word power that is Sathvika by the consort of Brahma,
Who has moving necklaces in her musk applied shining neck,
Who has the luster of the body which resembles the white luster of moon,
Who wears crescent on her head, who is the female bee enjoying the honey,
From the lotus leaf called literature, whose fame is sung by group of poets,
Who wears white cloths and who plays Veena with her bangles making sound.

Yekanthe yogi vrundai prasamitha karanai kshuth pipasaa vimukthai,
Swanandam dhyana yogadhbhi suguna sadhrusi drusyathe chitha madhye ,
Ya devi hamsa roopa bhava bhata haranam sadhakanaam vidathe,
Sa nithyam nadha roopaa TRibhuvana janani modham avishkarothu. 2

Let her who exists in the mind of the sages , who have controlled all their senses
And have won over hunger and thirst and are the meditating with joy,
And appears clearly like a thread of a lotus at the end of their Dhyana Yoga,
And her who with the form of swan destroys the fear of birth among devotees,
And her who is of the form of sound and the mother of the three worlds express her joy.

EEkshithri srushti kale tribhuvanamadha ya thath kshanenu pravisya.
Sthemaanam prapayanthi nija guna vibhavai sarvadhaa vyapya viswam,
Samharthree sarva bhasaam vilayana samaye swathmani swaprakasa,
Sa devi karma bhandham mama bhava karanam nasayithwadhi Shakthi. 3


Let the primeval power who at the time of creation having seen all the three worlds Spreads her self -divinity in the entire universe and protects them and at the end,
As well as Destroys all other powers and merges them all within herself.
And who appears to the others as a self luminous body ,
Destroy my ties with this world , which cause birth and death.

Lakshyaa ya chakra raje nava pura lasithe yoginee vrunda gupthe,
Souvarne saila srunge suraguna rachithe Thathwa sopana yukthe,
Mandrinya mechakangyaa kucha bharana thaya kola mukhya cha saardham,
Samragnee saa madheeyaamadha gaja gamanadeergamayusthanothu. 4

Found in the top of the golden mountain of Meru the ladder of principles,
Constructed by the devas , which is found to be present,
In the nine puras which were kept hidden by the Yoginis,
Accompanied by the black manthrinis decorating their breasts with ornaments,
Is the queen with a walk of exuberant elephants and let her give us long life.

Hreenngarambhoja brungi , haye mukha vinutha , hani vrudhyadhi heenaa,
Hamsoham manthra ragnee hari haya varadhaa haadhi manthaksha roopaa,
Hasthe chin mudhrikadyaa hatha bahu dhanujaa hasthi krutha priyamaa,
Hardham sokaathirekam samayathu lalithaadheeswari pasa hasthaa. 5

Let her Who is female bee of the sound of Hreem,
Let her who is being praised by the horse faced ones,
Let her who does not either increase or decrease ,
Let her who is the Goddess of the Hamsa chant,
Let her who is the soul of mantras staring with ha,
Let her who wears the divine symbol,
Let her who has killed several asuras and the consort of Shiva,
And let her who is Goddess Lalitha and holder of the noose,
With love and softness put out completely my sorrow.

Hasthe pangeruhaabhe sarasa sarasijam bhibrathim loka mathaa,
Kseero dhanwath sukanyaa kari vara vinuthaa nithya pushtabhja gehaa,
Padmakshee Hema varna mura ripu dhayithaa sevadhisampadhaam ya,
Saa may daridrya dosham dhamayathu karunaa drushti pathai rajasram. 6

Let her who holds a lotus flower in her lotus like hands,
Let her who is the mother of the world, who was born in the ocean of milk,
Let her who was praised by the elephant who is forever famous,
Let her who has eyes like lotus and lives in a lotus ,
Let her who is of golden colour and consort of the enemy of Mura,
And let her who blesses with wealth cure the defect due to poverty by her looks.

SAchid brahma swaroopa amsa kala guna yuthaam nirgunaam nirvikaaram,
Raga dweshaadhi hanthrim , ravi sasi nayanaam , rajya dhana praveenaam,
Chatwarimsath trikone chathuradhika same chakra raje lasantheem,
Kaamakshmi kamithaanaam vitharana chathuraam chethasaa bhavayami. 7

I meditate on Kamakshi , who is the real form of the real divine Brhamam,
Who though having all good qualities does not have any qualities,
Who is without any emotions , Who destroys bias and hatred,
Who is one with moon and Sun as her eyes, who is capable of even giving a kingdom,
Who shines in the wheel with forty angles and who is capable of fulfilling all desires.

Kandharpe santhi darpe trinayana nayana jyothishaa deva vrundhyai,
Sa Sankam sasrupatham savinaya karunam yachithaa kama pathnyaa,
Ya devi drushti pathai punarapi madanam jeevayaamasa sadhya,
Sanithyam roga santhyai prabhavathu lalithadheeswari chith prakaso. 8

When the God of love was completely burnt down by the light of the eyes of Shiva,
And when with humility and tears in her eyes Rathi devi
Begged the devas and Lord Shiva for mercy and for his life
Then that Goddess by her simple sight gave again life to the God of love
And let that Lalitha Devi with her divine luster always cure my diseases.

Havyai kavyaischa sarvai sruthi chayta vihithai karmabhi Karmasheelaa,
Dhyaanaadyai rashtabhischa prasamitha kalushaa yogina parnna bhakshaa,
Yamevaneka roopam prathi dinamavanou samsrayanthe vidhignaa,
Saa may mohandhakaaraam bahu bhava janitham nasayathwadhi matha. 9

Let the darkness due to passion which has crept in me over several births,
Be destroyed by the primeval mother who destroys the sins of all those,
Who does fire sacrifices and the yogis who are adepts in the eight fold path living in huts,
And who assumes many different forms for the sake of the good of people .

Lakshyaa moola trikone guru vara karuna lesatha kama peete,
Yasyaam viswam samastham bahu thara vithatham jayathe kundalinyaa,
Yasyaa Shakthi prorohaadha virala mamrutham vindathe yogi vrundam,
Thaam vande nada roopaam pranava pada mayim praninaam prana dhathrim. 10

I salute the Goddess who is of the form of sound,
Who is pervaded with the primeval sound “Om “,
Who gives the soul to all living beings ,
Who can be seen in the kama peeta in the basic triangle because of grace of Guru,
Who creates the entire world only through her own power as Kundalini
And who has the power to make available the rare nectar to her devotee sages,

Hreengarambodhi lakshmeem , hima giri thanayaam easwaraanaam,
Hreem manthraradhya devim sruthi satha shikarair mrugyamanam mrugakshim,
Hreem manthra anthai sthrikutai sthira thara mathibhir dharya maanaam jwalanthim,
Hreem Hreem Hrem ithyaja srumhyudhaya sarasije bhavayeham bhavaneem. 11

I meditate in the lotus of my mind by chanting “Hreem, Hreem”, that Goddess Bhavani,
Who is the Goddess Lakshmi of the ocean of milk called Hreem,
Who is the daughter of the mountain, who is the goddess to Gods,
Who is worshipped by the sound “Hreem”,
Who is the deer eyed one can be seen by hunting in the peaks of Vedas,
And who can be seen as light at the end of the Chant “Hreem” by great mediators.

Sarvesham dhyana mathraath savithuru daragam chodayanthi maneeshaam,
Savithri thath padarththa sasi yutha makuta Pancha seershaa trinethraa,
Hasthagrai Shankha chakradhy akhila jana parithrana dakshayudhaanaam,
Bhibhranaa vrunda mamba visadayathu mathim mamakeenaam mahesi. 12

Let my intelligence be given clarity and dept by that great Goddess,
Who is visible as Savithri in the solar system , just by meditation of people,
Who wears the crescent, , who has three eyes, who has five heads and,
Who shines with weapons like conch and wheel in her hands for protection of people.

Karthree lokasya leela vilasitha vidhinaakarayathri kriyaanaam,
Bharthree swanu prvesadwiyadha anila mukhai, Pancha bhoothai swasrushtai,
Harthree swenai vadhamna punarapi valaye kala roopam dhadhaanaa,
Hanyadhaa mulamasmath kalusha bhara muma bhukthi mukthi padathree. 13

Let all the onus of accumulated sins of mine be completely destroyed by Uma,
Who playfully creates the world, who is the law giver behind all actions,
Who rules over all beings created by herself using the five elements by entering them,
Who destroys every thing by her own power , who takes the form of “time” at deluge,
And who is the one who is the good and bad of all giving them wealth and salvation.

Lakshyaa yaa punya jaalai guru vara charanombhoja seva viseshath,
Drusyaa swannhe sudheebhir dura dalitha maha padmena kosena thulye,
Laksham japthwapi yasyaa manu varanimaa sidhi manthro mahntha,
Sa nithyam maamakeene hrudaya sarasije vasam angi karothu. 14

Let the pond of my mind be approved as her place of stay by that Goddess,
Who can be made the aim of any one by doing good deeds,
Who becomes visible to good people by serving the teacher in the maha kosa,
And all occult powers can be owned by any one who chants her mantra hundred thousand times.

Hreem Sreem Iym manthra roopaa hari hara vinuthaa, agasthya pathni prathishtaa,
Haadhi kadhyarna Thathwa, sura pathi varadaa , kama raja prathishtaa,
Dushtaanam dhanavaanaam mana bhara haranaa, dukha hanthri budhaanaam,
SAmragnee , chakra ragnee pradhi sathu kusalm maha mongaraa roopaa. 15

Let me given great welfare by the queen of Sri Chakra who is of the form of “Om”,
Who is of the form of “Hreem”. “sreem” and “Iym”,
Who is worshipped by Shiva and Vishnu,
Who is kept in her mind by wife of sage Agasthya,
Who is the meaning of the Haadhi and Khaadhi chants,
Who blesses Indra , Who is dear to Shiva, the king of love,
Who destroys the pride of bad asuras , who cures sorrow of sages and is the empress.

Sri mandrartha swaroopa , sritha jana duritha dwantha hanthrri saranyaa,
Srotha smartha kriyaanaama vikala phaladhaa phala nethrasya dhaaraa,
Sri chakranthar nishannaagruha vara janani, dushta hanthree varenya,
Srimath simhasanesi pradhi sathu vipulaamn keerthi mananda roopa. 16

Let me given great good fame by the one who sits on the throne,
Who is of the form of “Sreem”, who solves the problems of those who surrender to her,
Who gives results without problems to rituals prescribed in Vedas,
Who is the consort of God who has eyes on his forehead,
Who lives in Sri Chakra, who is the mother of Lord Subrahmanya,
And who is the killer of bad people and one who grants boons.

Sri Sita Ramashtakam

Sri Sita Ramashtakam
(The Octet of Sita Rama)

Translated by

P.R.Ramachander

(Here Sita is used as an adjective of Rama, in the sense that she is always with him. The prayer is addressed to Lord Rama.)

Brahma Mahendra Surendra Marud gana Rudhra Muneendra ganair athi ramyam,
Ksheera sarith pathi theeramupethu nutham hi sathamavithara mudhaaram,
Bhoomi bhara prasamartha madha pradhitha prakatee krutha chid gana moorthim,
Thwaam bhajatho Raghu nandana dehi dayanagha , may swa padambhuja dasyam. 1

Please make me slave of your lotus like feet ,
As I am singing your praise Oh lad of Raghu clan , Oh ocean of mercy,
Who is being praised in the pretty banks of the ocean of milk,
By Brahma , Shiva , Indra , Maruths , Rudra , and groups of saints,
Who is partial in protecting good people , who is greater than the greatest,
Who has appeared in this world to reduce the burden of this earth,
As a pretty slightly black human being , though he is full of wisdom.

Padma dalyatha lochana , hey Raghu vamsa vibhooshana deva dayalo,
Nirmala neeradha neela thano , akhila loka hrudambhuja bhasa ka bhano,
Komala Gathra , pavithra paadabhja rajakana pavitha Gowthama kanthaa,
Thwaam bhajatho Raghu nandana dehi dayanagha , may swa padambhuja dasyam. 2

Please make me slave of your lotus like feet ,
As I am singing your praise Oh lad of Raghu clan , Oh ocean of mercy,
Oh God with lotus like eyes, Oh ornament to the clan of Raghu,
Oh store house of mercy, Oh God with the colour of rich cloud,
Oh God who is like Sun helping the entire world open like lotus,
Oh Pretty God and Oh God who made Ahalya pure by the holy dust of his feet.

Poorna, Parathpara , Palaya maam, athi dheenamanaha manantha sukhabdhe,
Pravyada bhadra thatith sumanohara peetha varambhara , Rama, Namasthe,
Kama Vibhanjana , Kantha tharanana , Kanchana bhooshana, Rathna kireeta,
Thwaam bhajatho Raghu nandana dehi dayanagha , may swa padambhuja dasyam. 3

Please make me slave of your lotus like feet ,
As I am singing your praise Oh lad of Raghu clan , Oh ocean of mercy,
Oh Complete God , Oh great divine one, Oh limitless sea of pleasure,
Please look after me as I am an orphan and one who is oppressed,
Oh God who wears the yellow silk shining like a streak of lightning in rainy season,
Oh Rama , Oh God who removed the pride of the God of love by the shine of his face,
Oh God who wears Golden ornaments and Oh God with gem studded crown , my salutations.

Divya sara sch sasi kanthi harojjwala moukthika malya visala sumoule,
Kotira viprabha , charu charithra pavithra vichithra, Dhanu sara pane,
Chanda maha bhuja dhanda vikhanditha Rakshasa raja Maha jaga dande,
Thwaam bhajatho Raghu nandana dehi dayanagha , may swa padambhuja dasyam. 4

Please make me slave of your lotus like feet ,
As I am singing your praise Oh lad of Raghu clan , Oh ocean of mercy,
Oh who wears a crown decorated by chain of gems ,
Which are prettier than the moon of the autumn,
Oh God who shines like billions of Suns , Oh God who holds a bow and arrow,
Oh God who does several pretty acts of Dharma,
And oh Valorous God who killed the very powerful and strong Ravana,

Dosha vihimsra bhujanga sahasra sukopa mahanala keela kalape,
Janma jara maranormmi mama mano madha manmadha nakra vichakri bhavabdhou,
Dukha nidhou cha chiram pathitham krupayaadhya samuddhara rama thatho maam,
Thwaam bhajatho Raghu nandana dehi dayanagha , may swa padambhuja dasyam. 5

Please make me slave of your lotus like feet ,
As I am singing your praise Oh lad of Raghu clan , Oh ocean of mercy,
And save me from the ocean of cruel serpents which are nothing but my faults,
From the flame of the great fire ,in the tide of birth , growth and death ,
From the ocean of the crowd of crocodiles called mental pride and fatigue,
And from the collection of sorrows where I have fallen for some time, Oh Rama.

Samsyathi ghora madoth kada kunjara thyatshudha neeradha pinditha thundam,
Dandakaron madhitham cha rajas thama unmadha moha padodh jaditha vvaartha,
Dheena mananya gathim krupanam saranagatha masu vimochaya moodam,
Thwaam bhajatho Raghu nandana dehi dayanagha , may swa padambhuja dasyam. 6

Please make me slave of your lotus like feet ,
As I am singing your praise Oh lad of Raghu clan , Oh ocean of mercy,
Oh Rama please save me who is a fool but surrendered to you,
As I am the source of satisfying the hunger of the rutted elephant,
Which is the domestic life and being grinded by the feet of God of death,
And have lost my health due to the madness created by regal and base qualities,
And as I am oppressed , does not have any other go .

Janma sarjitha papa samanwitha hruth kamala , pathithe , pasu kalpe.
Hey Raghu Veera , maha rana dheera , dhayaam kuru mayyathi mandha maneeshe,
Thwam janani bhagini cha pitha mama thava dasithwa vithapi krupalo,
Thwaam bhajatho Raghu nandana dehi dayanagha , may swa padambhuja dasyam. 7

Please make me slave of your lotus like feet ,
As I am singing your praise Oh lad of Raghu clan , Oh ocean of mercy,
As I am a sinner accumulating sin in my heart during several births
As I am down trodden and like an animal , Oh Hero of the clan of Raghus,
Oh Valorous God in wars , please show mercy on me as I am a slow witted one.
And though you are my mother, sister, and father , accept me as your slave.

Thwam thu dhayalu makinchana vathsala mulpala hara mapara mudhaaram,
Rama vihaya kamayama namaya mesa janam saranam nanu yayam,
Thwath pada padma matha sithameva mudhaa khalu deva sadavasaseetham,
Thwaam bhajatho Raghu nandana dehi dayanagha , may swa padambhuja dasyam. 8

Please make me slave of your lotus like feet ,
As I am singing your praise Oh lad of Raghu clan , Oh ocean of mercy,
Oh merciful one , Oh God who loves the poor , Oh God who wears a garland of lily,
Oh Rama, arguing within myself as to Whom else can I surrender to , except you,
I decided to surrender at your lotus like feet , Oh Rama who is along with Sita.

Ya karunamrutha sindhur , anadha janothama bandhu , rajothama karee,
Bhaktha bhayormi bhavobdhi tharee sarayu thati neethata charu viharee,
Thasya Raghu pravarasya niranthara mashtaka medath anishta haram vai,
Yasthu padeth amara sa naro labhathe Achyutha rama padambhuja dasya. 9

He who reads without fail the all sorrow removing octet of the chief of the Raghu clan
Who is nectar of ocean of mercy, The closest relation to all orphans,
Who does only good deeds , who is the boat to the devotees ,
Which helps them cross the ocean of domestic life with torrential waves,
Who wanders in the shores of River Sarayu , would get rid of death,
And becomes lucky enough to serve the lotus feet of Lord Rama.

Saraswathi Chalisa(Hindi)

Saraswathi Chalisa
(The forty verse prayer addressed to Saraswathi)

English transliteration
http://www.ganesh.us/chalisa/maa-saraswati-chalisa.html

English translation

P.R.Ramachander

(Saraswathi is the mother of knowledge and wisdom. This great prayer in Hindi is addressed to her. )

Doha
Janak Janani Pad Kamal Raj, Nij Mastak Par Dhaari,
Bandau Maatu Saraswati, Buddhi Bal De Daataari.
Purn Jagat Mein Vyaapt Tav, Mahima Amit Anantu,
Ramsaagar Ke Paap Ko, Maatu Tuhi Ab Hantu.

Doha
The feet of the mother and father are ruling the lotus
And I hold it on my head,
I salute the mother Saraswathi, who grants wisdom and strength,
Your power is spread all over the world and is endless and immeasurable,
Oh mother, only you can mitigate all the sins that I have done.

Jay Shri Sakal Buddhi Balaraasi, Jay Sarvagya Amar Avinaasi.
Jay Jay Veenaakar Dhaari, Karati Sadaa Suhans Savaari.

Victory to she who is the strength of wisdom,
Victory to the indestructible god, who knows everything,
Victory to her, who holds Veena in her hand,
Who always travels on a divine swan.

Roop Chaturbhujadhaari Maata, Sakal Vishv Andar Vikhyaata.
Jag Mein Paap Buddhi Jab Hoti, Jabahi Dharm Ki Phiki Jyoti.

Whose form is the four armed mother,
Who is famous all over the world,
In this world when there is a sinful thought,
Then comes the tasteless flame of Dharma.

Tabahi Maatu Le Nij Avataara, Paap Heen Karati Mahi Taara.
Baalmiki Ji jo they Gyaani, Tav Prasaad mahima jan Janie .

Then the mother will take an incarnation,
And she would make us sinless stars,
Through your blessings people knew about,
The great wise sage called Valmiki,

Raamaayan Jo rachey banayi , aadhi kavi padavi ko payi
Kalidaas Jo Bhaye Vikhyaata, Teri Kripaa Drishti Se Maata.

And the Ramayana was written by him ,
And he was called the primeval poet.
Oh mother, through your merciful look,
Kalidas became very famous.

Tulasi Sur Aadi Vidvaana, Bhaye Aur Jo Gyaani Nana.
Tinhahi Na Aur Raheu Avalamba, Keval Kripa Aapaki Amba.

Thulasi das and Sur das became wise men,?
And did not have any one else but you to support,
Oh mother this is definitely your mercy.


Karahu Kripa Soi Maatu Bhavaani, Dukhit Din Nij Daasahi Jaani.
Putra Karai Aparaadh Bahuta, Tehi Na dharai Chitt Sundar Maata.

Mercy is shown by her who is mother Bhavani
And this is known and real devotees will know
The son does lot of mistakes,
But you wear a mind that is pretty, mother.

Raakhu Laaj Janani Ab Meri, Vinay Karu Bahu Bhaanti Ghaneri.
Mein Anaath Teri Avalamba, Kripa Karau Jay Jay Jagadamba.

Oh mother now I am keeping this shame of mine,
And humbly salute you in various ways,
I am endlessly dependent on you,
Please show me your mercy, Oh mother of the world.

Madhu Kaitabh Jo Ati Balavaana, Baahuyuddh Vishnu Te Thaana.
Samar Hajaar Paanch Mein Ghora, Phir Bhi Mukh Unase Nahi Mora.

The asuras Madhu and Kadidab were extremely powerful,
And they wrestled with Maha Vishnu till he was tested,
And the horrible war went on for thousands of years,
But still Lord Vishnu was not able to defeat them.

Maatu Sahaay kinhoo Tehi Kaala, Buddhi Viparit nhayee Khalahaala.
Tehi they Mrityu Bhai Khal Keri, Purvahu Maatu Manorath Meri.

Oh mother , At last Lord Vishnu requested for help
And told That I did not do it earlier because of ignorance,
For the death of these brothers has to come by you only,
And I should have expressed this wish to you earlier.

Chand Mund Jo The Vikhyaata, Chhan Mahu Sanhaareu Tehi Maata.
Raktabij Se Samarath Paapi, Sur-Muni Hriday Dhara Sab Kampi.

Within a second in the war , Oh mother you killed,
Chanda and Munda who were very famous warriors,
There was The great sinner called Raktha Bheeja,
And hearing about him, devas and sages shivered with fear.

Kaateu Sir Jim Kadali Khamba, Baar Baar Binavau Jagadamba.
Jag Prasidhdh Jo Shumbh Nishumbha, Chhan Me Badhe Taahi Tu Amba.

And Oh mother cut off his head very easily,
And again and again you did this, Oh mother of universe,
The Shumbh and Nishumbh who were world renowned,
And Oh mother you killed them both within no time.

Bharat-Maatu Budhi Phereu Jaai, Ramachandra Banvaas Karaai.
Ehi Vidhi Raavan Vadh Tum Kinha, Sur Nar Muni Sab Kahu Sukh Dinha.

The mind of the mother of Bharatha was spoiled,
And Sri Ramahandra went and lived in the forest,
And due to this, you made the death of Ravana happen,
And this is being told by all devas, men and sages.

Ko Samarath Tav Yash Gun Gaana, Nigam Anaadi Anant Bakhaana.
Vishnu Rudra Aj Sakahi Na Maari, Jinaki Ho Tum Rakshaakaari.

Without singing your praise none becomes able,
Is the conclusion drawn from time immemorial,
And for this Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva are witness,
For you are the patron who protects them also.

Rakt Dantika Aur Shataakshi, Naam Apaar Hai Daanav Bhakshi.
Durgam Kaaj Dhara Par Kinha, Durga Naam Sakal Jag Linha.

You are called as Rakth Danthika and Sathakshi ,
And this was because you ate very many asuras,
To those who take the name of Durga in this world,
There are never any problems in this world.

Durg Aadi Harani Tu Maata, Kripa Karahu Jab Jab Sukhadaata.
Nrip Kopit Jo Maaran Chaahei, Kaanan Mein Ghere Mrig Naahei.

You are the destroyer of difficulties in this world, Oh mother,
Please take mercy on us as and when we need , oh giver of joy .
When the king became angry and wanted to kill,
Or in the Forest where very cruel animals are there,

Saagar Madhy Pot Ke Bhange, Ati Toofaan Nahi Kou Sange.
Bhoot Pret Baadha Yaa Dukh Mein, Ho Daridra Athava Sankat Mein.

Or when one is stranded in the middle of the ocean,
Or when we re caught in a furious cyclone,
Or when we are tortured by devils and ghosts,
Or in poverty or when we are sad,

Naam Jape Mangal Sab Koi, Sanshay Isame Karai Na Koi.
Putrahin Jo Aatur Bhaai, Sabei Chhaandi Puje Ehi Maai.

On Chanting the her names all good would happen,
And there need not be any doubt about his,
For a ll those who do not have sons or if they are in danger,
The only method for all of them is Worship of Chandi.

Karai Path Nit Yah Chaalisa, Hoy Putra Sundar Gun Isa.
Dhupaadik Naivedy Chadhavei, Sankat Rahit Avashy Ho Jaavei.

By reading this forty verse prayer daily,
One would get a pretty son with good character,
By offering incense and Naivedhya to her,
They would definitely get rid of their sorrow.



Bhakti Maatu Ki Karei Hamesha, Nikat Na Aavei Taahi Klesha.
Bandi Path Kare Shat Baara, Bandi Paash Door Ho Saara.

Be always show devotion to mother,
And then problems will never come close to you,
If the imprisoned one reads this seven times,
All the ties binding him will go far away.

Rama Sagar Badhi hethu Bhavani, Keejai Krupa dasa sada nija jani.

The goddess Bhavani is like the Ocean of Rama,
And would always show mercy to her devotes.


Doha
Maatu Sooraj Kaanti Tava, Andhakaar Mama Roop,
Dooban Te Raksha Karahu, Paru Na Mein Bhav-Koop.
Bal Buddhi Vidya Dehu Mohi, Sunahu Sarasvati Maatu,
Adham Ramasaagarahi Tum, Aashray Deu Punaatu.

Doha
Mother you shine like the Sun God,
And darkness is my real form,
Please save me from drowning ,
So that I can cross this well of miseries,
I desire that you give me strength, wisdom and knowledge,
And please hear my prayer, oh mother Saraswathi,
You are the immeasurable ocean of Rama,
And only you can be depended upon to cross it.

Vrindavana ashtakam

Vrindavana ashtakam
(The octet on Vrindavana)

Translated by

P.R.Ramachander

(Vrindavana is a place on the shores of Yamuna, very near to present day Mathura. The Yadava king Nandagopa along with his family and people shifted to this place when he found lot of troubles happening to the baby Krishna. Lord Krishna spent his childhood these and left it only when he went to Mathura to kill Kamsa. To the devotees of the Lord, it is a holy of holies.)

Na yoga , na sidhir na mamasthu moksho,
Vaikunta loke pi na prasadathvam,
Premapi na syad ithi chet taram thu,
Mamasthu vrindavana eva vasa. 1

I do not prefer yoga, occult powers or salvation,
I do not prefer to be with the Lord in Vaikunta,
Nor do I prefer to have only pure love for him,
But I would prefer to live in Vrindavana.

Taranam janur yathra vidhir yayase,
Sad bhaktha choodamanir uddhavo pi,
Veekshyaiva madhurya dhooram tad asmin,
Mamasthu vrindavana eva vasa. 2

Because due to their fate , during the strolls,
Great devotee jewels like Udhava,
Saw the sweetness existing here ,
Preferred to be born here as a blade of grass,
I would prefer to live in Vrindavana.

Kim they krutham thapa kshithithi,
Gopyo pi bhume sthuvathe sma kirthim,
Yenaiva krishnangri padankithesmin,
Mamasthu vrindavana eva vasa. 3

The Gopis asked the earth they lived in,
“What Thapas and penances you did,
To get this fame and have foot prints of Krishna”,
And so I would prefer to live in Vrindavana.

Gopanganaa lampata thaiva yatra,
Yasyam rasaa poornatamathvam apa,
Yato raso vai sa ithi sruthisthaan,
Mamasthu vrindavana eva vasa. 4

Because of the passionate journey of the Gopa maids,
It has become full of great sweetness,
And since Vedas say “That God is sweetness”,
I would prefer to live in Vrindavana.

Bhandeendra Govardhana rasa pithais,
Trisimake yojana panchakena,
Mithe vibhuthwad amithe be chasmin,
Mamasthu vrindavana eva vasa. 5

Surrounded on three sides by Bhandirayana, Govardhana,
And the place where Rasa leela used to take place,
And is of only five yojanas circumference is Vrindavana,
But it has unlimited divinity and greatness,
So I would prefer to live in Vrindavana.

Yathradhipathyam vrusha bhanu putrya,
Yenodhayeth prema sukham janaanaam,
Yasmin mamasa balavath yato asmin,
Mamasthu vrindavana eva vasa. 6

It is ruled by Radhe , the daughter of Vrusha Bhanu,
And the pleasure of love of the people rises there,
And as my strength lies in that place,
I would prefer to live in Vrindavana.

Yasmin maha rasa vilasa leelaa,
Na prapayam srirapi sa thapobhi,
Tatrollasa manju nikunja punje,
Mamasthu vrindavana eva vasa. 7

Goddess Lakshmi inspite of great penances,
Could not enter the rasa dance there,
And so to enjoy the many pretty bowers,
I would prefer to live in Vrindavana.

SAdaa rurunyanku mukhaa visankam,
Khelanthi koojanthi pikalee kirah,
Sikandini yatra natanthi thasmin,
Mamasthu vrindavana eva vasa. 8

Ruru and Nyanku deer play there always fearlessly,
And the nightingale coos endlessly,
And the bumble bees dance there with abandon and so,
I would prefer to live in Vrindavana.

Vrindavanashtakam ethad uchai,
Patanthi ye nischala budhyasthe,
Vrindavanesangri Saroja sevaam,
Sakshat labhanthe janusontha yeva. 9

Those who read this octet on Vrindavana,
With an unwavering mind,
And serve the great Vrindavana ,
Would definitely get the nearness to Krishna.

Lakshmi Narayana Stotram

Lakshmi Narayana Stotram

By

Lord Krishna

Translated by

P.R.Ramachander

(This rare and great prayer is addressed to the unified image of Goddess Lakshmi and God Narayana. This was recited by Lord Krishna.)

Dhyanam

Chakram vidhyaa vara ghata gadhaa darpanaan padma Yugmam,
Dhorbhir bibrath suruchira thanum Mega vidhyyunnibhabham,
Gadothkandam Vivasamanisam pundareekaksha lakshmyo,
Rekee bhootham vapura vathu va Peetha kouseya kantham. 1

Let us be protected by the unified form of Lakshmi and Narayana,
Who in their eight hands holds Wheel, Knowledge , Blessing ,
Pot, Mace , mirror and two lotus flowers , who has a pretty form,
Who like the streak of lightning among the clouds has a shining body
With blue colour on the left side and white colour on the right side,
Who are both anxious and worried and both wear yellow silks.

Shankha chakra gadha padma kumbha darshabhja pusthakam,
Bhibratham megha chapala varnam Lakshmee Harim Bhaje. 2

I sing the praise of Lakshmi Narayana who holds conch , wheel,
Mace, lotus , pot , mirror , lotus and book and who has body,
Which shines like the ray of lightning among the clouds.

Vidhyuth prabhaslishta ghanopamanou,
Shudhasraye bhimbhitha suprakasou,
Chithe chidhaabhou kalayami Lakshmi,
Narayanou sathwa guna pradhanou. 3

I meditate on Lakshmi and Narayana,
Who are like the lightning among the cloud,
Who are like a form reflected in a pure mind,
Who both have the shine of true wisdom,
And have the Sathwa character as more important.

Stotram

Lokodhbhavasthe malayeswaraabhyaam,
Sokoru dheena sthithnasakabhyam,
Nithyaam, yuvaabhyaam , nathirasthu Lakshmi,
Narayanabhyam Jagatha Pithrubhyam. 4

My salutations to Lakshmi and Narayana,
Who are for ever young and parents of the world,
Who presided over the formation of Universe,
And who destroy sorrow and depressed feeling.

Sampath sukhananda vidhyakabhyaam,
Bhaktha vanaa naratha deekshithaabhyaam,
Nithyaam, yuvaabhyaam , nathirasthu Lakshmi,
Narayanabhyam Jagatha Pithrubhyam. 5

My salutations to Lakshmi and Narayana,
Who are for ever young and parents of the world,
Who grant us wealth , pleasure and joy,
Who both are very anxious to protect devotees.

Drushwopakare guruthaam cha Pancha,
Vimsavathaaraan sarasam dhadhathbhyaam,
Nithyaam, yuvaabhyaam , nathirasthu Lakshmi,
Narayanabhyam Jagatha Pithrubhyam. 6

My salutations to Lakshmi and Narayana,
Who are for ever young and parents of the world,
Who seeing the great need of the situation,
Yook twenty five different incarnations.

Ksheeramburasyadhi viral bhavabhyaam,
Naaram sadaa palayithum paraabhyaam,
Nithyaam, yuvaabhyaam , nathirasthu Lakshmi,
Narayanabhyam Jagatha Pithrubhyam. 7

My salutations to Lakshmi and Narayana,
Who are for ever young and parents of the world,
Who took their forms in the ocean of milk,
From the primeval divine form and,
Who look after for ever , every thing.

Daridrya dukha sthithi darakabhyaam,
Dhaanathi dhooreekrutha dhunathaabhyaam,
Nithyaam, yuvaabhyaam , nathirasthu Lakshmi,
Narayanabhyam Jagatha Pithrubhyam. 8

My salutations to Lakshmi and Narayana,
Who are for ever young and parents of the world,
Who are killers of the sorrow due to poverty,
And by their mercy drives all sorrows far away.

Bhaktha vrajaghougha vidharakabhyaam,
Sweeyasayodhutha rajas thamobhyaam,
Nithyaam, yuvaabhyaam , nathirasthu Lakshmi,
Narayanabhyam Jagatha Pithrubhyam. 9

My salutations to Lakshmi and Narayana,
Who are for ever young and parents of the world,
Who scatter away the sins committed by devotees,
And drive away the royal and base characters of people.

Rakthothpalaabraaba vapurdharaabhyaam,
Padmaari sankhaabhja gadha darabhyaam,
Nithyaam, yuvaabhyaam , nathirasthu Lakshmi,
Narayanabhyam Jagatha Pithrubhyam. 10

My salutations to Lakshmi and Narayana,
Who are for ever young and parents of the world,
Who are of the colour of blue lotus and the clouds,
And who hold mace, conch, wheel and Lotus flower.

Angri dhwayabhya archaka kalpakabhyaam,
Moksha pradha prakthan dampatheebhyaam,
Nithyaam, yuvaabhyaam , nathirasthu Lakshmi,
Narayanabhyam Jagatha Pithrubhyam. 11

My salutations to Lakshmi and Narayana,
Who are for ever young and parents of the world,
Who is the wish giving tree to the devotees of their feet,
And is the couple of yore who grant salvation.

Idham thu ya padeth stotram Lakshmee Narayanashtakam,
Iyhikaa mushmika sukham bhukthwaa sa labhathemrutham. 12

If this octet praising Lakshmi Narayana is read,
After enjoying the pleasures of this world,
One would definitely get the joy of salvation.

Ithi Sri Krishna krutham Lakshminarayanashtakam Sampoornam.

Thus ends the octet on Lakshmi Narayana composed by Lord Krishna.

Kunja Viharayashtakam II

Kunja Viharayashtakam II

By

Sri Roopa Deva

Translated By

P.R.Ramachander

((“Rupa Goswami (1489-1564 CE) is a devotional teacher, poet, and philosopher from the Gaudiya Vaishnava tradition of Hinduism. Alongside Sanatana Goswami he was considered as the leader of the Six Goswamis of Vrindavan - a highly influential group of devotees made up from a number of disciples of the Vaishnava saint, Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.”-Wikipedia
Please also refer to my translation of Kunja Viharyashtakm I, available in this same web site)


Avirathara rathi bandhu smera bandhra sri,
Kabalitha iva radhapanga bangee tharangai,
Mudhitha vadana chandra chandrika peeda dhari,
Mudhira madhra kanthir bhathi Kunje vihari. 1

The Lord who is much prettier than Rathi’s consort,
The Lord who has been swallowed by the waves of glances of Radha,
The Lord Who has a smiling face and wears the feather of peacock,
And the Lord who has the mind stealing luster of the cloud, shines as Kunja Vihari.

Thatha sushira ghanaanaam nadha manadha bhaajaam ,
Janayathi tharuneenaam mandale mandithaanaam,
Thata bhuvi nata raja kreedaya bhanu puthryaa,
Vidhatha thula chareer bhathi kunje vihari. 2

Along with ornaments of invaluable gems and with accompaniment of
Musical sounds created by the groups of maidens surrounding him,
In the shores of Yamuna, the daughter of Sun God, Kunja Vihari shines
With his royal dance involving pretty movements of his body .

Shikhi nigalitha shadje Kokile panchamadye,
Swayamapi nava vamsyoddhamayam grama mukhyam,
Drutha mruga mada gandha, sushtu Gaandhaaram samgnam,
Tribhuvana druthi haarir bhathi Kunje vihari. 3

When the peacocks are playing Shadja and the Cuckoos are Playing Panchama,
In front of the important people of the village Kunja Vihari ,
Who is the prettiest in all the three worlds is playing his flute,
The essence of Gandhara with musk of the deer permeating the environment.

Anupama kara shakhopatha radhanguleeko,
Laghu laghu kusumanam paryatan vatikayam,
Sarabha samanu Geetha schithakanteerabhiruchair,
Vruja nava yuvathi bhir Bhathi Kunja Vihari. 4

Holding the incomparably pretty fingers of Radha,
Like a very tender flower , you took her to the Garden,
And accompanied by the loud songs coming from the minds,
Of pretty damsels of Vrindavana , The Kunja Vihari shines.

Aharipu krutha laasye ka chakarabda vadye,
Vruja giri thata range , brunga Sangeetha bhaaji,
Virachitha paricharya schithrathou ryytrikone,
Sthamitha karana vruthir bhathi kunje vihari. 5

When the peacocks dance ,when the flute sings soulful music,
And when the bevy of bees sings prettily together,
In the valley of the mountains , in Brindavana,
The Kunja Vihari shines along with several of his friends,
By completely controlling his senses.

Disi disi suka sareemandalair gooda leelaa,
Prakata manu patathbhir nirmithascha rya pooraa,
Thadathi rahasi vrutham preyasi kanna mole,
Smitha mukha mabhi jalpan ,bhathi kunje vihari. 6

When the parrot couples are enjoying the play of love,
With an obviously seen sense of wonderment ,
The Kunja Vihari shines by telling about it,
With a smile, in the ears of his sweet hearts.

Thava chikura kadambham sthambhate prekshya kekee,
Nayana kamala lakshmeer vandathe Krishna saaraa,
Aliralamala kanthm nauthi pasyethi Radhaam,
Sumadhura mabhisamsan Bhathi Kunje Vihari. 7

Your curly black tresses make the peacocks benumbed,
Seeing your pretty lotus like eyes, the deer salutes you,
The bees seeing your hair , worship you and Kunja Vihari,
Tells Radha , do you see all these happenings.

Madana tharalabala chakra valena vishwa,
Gwidha varakalaanaam sikshaya sevya maanaa,
Skhalitha chikura vese Skanda desepriyaya,
Pridhitha pradhula bahur bhathi Kunje vihari. 8

When you are being served by very many maidens
Overcome by passion by various blessed arts that they have learned,
Kunja Vihari keeps his very pleasing loving hands on their neck,
Which is covered by their loosely untied hair and shines.

Idham anupama lelaaharee Kunje Vihari ,
Smarana padamadheethe thushtadheerashtakam ya,
Nija guna vruthaya Sri Radhayaa aaradhithastham,
Nayathi nija padabhjam Kunja sathmadhi raja. 9

If this great prayer addressed to Kunje vihari ,
Is read and meditated upon , then Kunja Vihari,
Who is always being worshipped by Radha,
Would lead him to the feet and place of Kunja Vihari.

Ithi Sri Rupa deva virachitham Kunja Viharyashtakam Sampoornam
Thus ends the Octet on Kunja Vihari written by Sri Rupa Deva.

Dharma Sasthru Karavalamba sthothram

Sri Dharma Sasthru Karavalamba Sthavam
(The prayer for support from Lord Ayyappa)

(Though Narasimha Karavalambam and Subrahmanya Karavalambam are very popular, this stotra is a very rare one. I have taken it for translation from the web site
http://pallassanas.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!15BB524DBFF8FF24!370.entry
Thanks Sri Radhakrishnan for bringing out this rare stotra.)

Translated by
P.R.Ramachander
Om kara roopa sabharivara Peethadhipa,
Sringara ranga ramaneeya kala kalapaa,
Angaravarna manikanda mahat prathapa,
Sri Bhootha nadha mama dehi karavalambham 1

Please give me support of your hands, Oh Lord of Bhoothas,
Who is of the form of Om, who occupies the blessed temple of Shabari,
Who is the bindle of art in the romantic and pretty stage,
Who is manikanda of the colour of mars and is greatly famous.

Nakshatra charu nakha prabha nishkalanga,
Nakshatra nadhu mukha , nirmala chitha ranga,
Kukshi sthala sthitha , charachara bhootha sanga,
Sri Bhootha nadha mama dehi karavalambham 2

Please give me support of your hands, Oh Lord of Bhoothas,
Who is without flaws with the shine of stars and pretty nails,
Who has moon like face , and a very pure heart,
And who is with all movable and immovable situated in his belly.

Manthrartha Thathwa nigamartha maha varishtaa,
Yanthradhi thanthra vara varnitha pushkaleshta,
Santhrasithari kula padma sukhopavishta,
Sri Bhootha nadha mama dehi karavalambham 3

Please give me support of your hands, Oh Lord of Bhoothas,
Who is very great one who is the philosophy of meaning of mantras,
Who is the dear to Pushkala who is greatly described by Yanthras and Manthras,
Who is fearful to his enemies and sits happily on a lotus.

Shikshaa Parayana , Shivathmaja sarva bhootha,
Raksha Parayana , Charachara hethu bhoothaa,
Akshayya mangal varapradha chith prabodha,
Sri Bhootha nadha mama dehi karavalambham 4

Please give me support of your hands, Oh Lord of Bhoothas,
Who takes care of by the learned, Who is the son of Shiva ,
Who takes care of all beings , Who is the cause of moving and unmoving,
Who gives immeasurably good things and Who wakens p the intellect.

Vageesa varnitha visishta vaacho vilasaa,
Yogeesa yogakara , yaga phala prakasaa,
Yogesa yogi pramathma hithopadhesaa,
Sri Bhootha nadha mama dehi karavalambham 5

Please give me support of your hands, Oh Lord of Bhoothas,
Who has great capability of words as described by the God of words,
Who is the Lord of all yogis, who does yoga and gives results to yagas,
Who is lord of all yoga, Who is a yogi and who teaches to us about the godhead.

Yakshesa poojya nidhi sanchaya nithya palaa,
Yaksheesa kamkshitha sulakshana lakshya moola,
Aksheena punya nija bhaktha jananu koola,
Sri Bhootha nadha mama dehi karavalambham 6

Please give me support of your hands, Oh Lord of Bhoothas,
Who is worshipped by Khubera , who daily protects his collection of wealth,
Who is so pretty and principled that he is desired by Yakshis
And who is partial to the true devotees with great Punya.

Swamin prabha Ramana Chandana liptha deha,
Chameekarabharana , charu thuranga vaha,
Srimath surabharana saswatha sath samooha,
Sri Bhootha nadha mama dehi karavalambham 7

Please give me support of your hands, Oh Lord of Bhoothas,
Who is the pretty God with luster , with body coated with sandal paste,
Who wears golden ornaments , Who rides on a pretty horse,
And who is permanently surrounded by the good company of devas.

Aathamra hema ruchi ranchitha manju gathra,
Vedantha vedhya vidhi varnitha veerya vethraa,
Padaravinda paripavana bhaktha mithraa,
Sri Bhootha nadha mama dehi karavalambham 8

Please give me support of your hands, Oh Lord of Bhoothas,
Who se pretty body is covered with copper coated with Gold,
Who is an expert in Vedas, Who is valorous as described by rules,
Who has lotus like feet and is the holy one who is friendly with his devotees.

Balamruthamsu parishobhitha phala chithraa,
Neelali pali Ghana kunthala divya soothra,
Leela vinodha mrugayapara sacharithraa,
Sri Bhootha nadha mama dehi karavalambham 9

Please give me support of your hands, Oh Lord of Bhoothas,
Who with his pretty forehead shines like a nectar like child,
Who is divine with his dence black coloured hair,
And who is praised for his playful acts of hunting.

Bhoothi dhayaka Jagat pradhitha prathaapaa,
Bheethi pramoichaka visala kala kalaapa,
Bhodha pradheepa bhava thapa hara swaroopa,
Sri Bhootha nadha mama dehi karavalambham 10

Please give me support of your hands, Oh Lord of Bhoothas,
Who gives us salvation and has fame all over the world,
Who removes fears and has broad bundle of arts
Who is light giving wisdom and removes the sufferings due to life.

Vetala bhootha parivara vinodha sheela,
Patala bhoomi sura loka Sukhanukoola,
Nathantharandga, natha kalpaka Dharma pala,
Sri Bhootha nadha mama dehi karavalambham 11

Please give me support of your hands, Oh Lord of Bhoothas,
Who enjoys the company of Vetalas and Bhoothas,
Who takes care of the earth, the underworld and world of devas,
Who knows the mind of devotees and is the God of justice who is a wish giving tree to devotees.

Sardhoola dugdha hara , sarva rujapaharaa,
Sasthranusaara para sathwika hrud viharaa,
Shasthrasthra shakthidhara moukthika mughdha haaraa,
Sri Bhootha nadha mama dehi karavalambham 12

Please give me support of your hands, Oh Lord of Bhoothas,
Who got the milk of a tiger and solves all problems,
Who acts according to Sasthras, very calm and lives in our heart,
Who is powerful with his various weapons and wears a garland of pearls.

Adhithya koti ruchi ranjitha Veda saraa,
AAdhara bhootha bhuvanaika hithavatharaa,
AAdhi pramadhi pada saarasa papa Dhoora,
Sri Bhootha nadha mama dehi karavalambham 13

Please give me support of your hands, Oh Lord of Bhoothas,
Who has the shine of billions of Suns and is the essence of Vedas,
Who is the basis of the entire world and does good to them,
Who is the primeval lord of Pramadhas and drives all sins away

Panjadri vasa paramadhbutha bhavaneeyaa,
Pinchavathamsa makutojjwala poojaneeya,
Vanchanukoola Vara dhayaka sad sahaya,
Sri Bhootha nadha mama dehi karavalambham 14

Please give me support of your hands, Oh Lord of Bhoothas,
Who lives on five hills and creates a feeling of great wonder,
Who looks like moon, wears a crown and is worshipped,
Who tells favorable words , gives boons and helps good people.

Himsaa viheena saranagatha parijathaa,
Samsara sagara samutharanaika pothaa,
Hanmsadhi sevtha Vibho,Paramathma bhodhaa,
Sri Bhootha nadha mama dehi karavalambham 15

Please give me support of your hands, Oh Lord of Bhoothas,
Who shuns violence and is a pretty flower to those who surrender,
Who is the boat that helps us the sea of domestic life,
Who is the lord of great sages , and helps to realize God.

Kumbheendra kesari thurangama vaha thunga,
Gambheera Veera mani Kanda Vimohanaamga,
KUmbhodhbhavadi vara thapasa chitha ranga,
Sri Bhootha nadha mama dehi karavalambham 16

Please give me support of your hands, Oh Lord of Bhoothas,
Who is the lion that rode on Indra , the tiger,
Who is extremely pretty and valorous with a gem on him,
And who is in the heart of sages like sage Agasthya.

Sampoorna bhaktha vara santhathi dhana sheela,
Sampath sukha prada Sanathana gana lola,
Sampoorithakhila charachara loka pala,
Sri Bhootha nadha mama dehi karavalambham 17

Please give me support of your hands, Oh Lord of Bhoothas,
Who blesses his complete devotes and blesses people with progeny,
Who gives wealth and pleasure and enjoys the perennial music,
And who takes care of all moving and non moving things of the world.

Veerasanasthitha vichithra vanadhi vasa,
Narayanapriya , natesa mano vilasa,
Vaarasipoorna karunamrutha vag vilasa,
Sri Bhootha nadha mama dehi karavalambham 18

Please give me support of your hands, Oh Lord of Bhoothas,
Who sits in the seat of heroes and lives in a great forest,
Who is darling of Narayana and please the mind of Lord Shiva,
Who is full of blessings , nectar of mercy and great word power.

Kshipra prasadhaka suraasura sevya paada,
Vipradhi vandhitha vara pradha suprasadha,
Vibrhajamna mani kanda vinodha bhoothaa,
Sri Bhootha nadha mama dehi karavalambham 19

Please give me support of your hands, Oh Lord of Bhoothas,
Who is very easily pleases and is served by asuras and devas,
Who is saluted by Brahmins , easily please and grants boons,
Who is the shining god with gem on his neck and is pleased with bhoothas.

Koteera charuthara koti Divakarabhaa,
Paateera panga , kalabha Priya , poorna shobhaa,
Vatee vananthara vihara vichithra roopa,
Sri Bhootha nadha mama dehi karavalambham 20

Please give me support of your hands, Oh Lord of Bhoothas,
Who wearing a very pretty crown shines like billions of Suns,
Who likes sandal , likes being anointed with sandal paste and shines completely,
And who wanders in gardens and forests with peculiar form.

Durvara dukha hara , dheena jananukoola,
Durvasa thapasa vararchitha pada moolaa,
Darvikarendra mani bhooshana dharma pala,
Sri Bhootha nadha mama dehi karavalambham 21

Please give me support of your hands, Oh Lord of Bhoothas,
Who destroys unbearable sorrow and is on the side of lowest,
Whose feet was worshipped by sage Durvasa during his penance,
Who has the king with ladle , ornamented by a gem and keeper of Dharma.

Nruthabhiramya nigamagama sakshi bhootha,
Bhakthanugamya paramadbhutha hruth prabodha,
Sathapa sarchitha Sanathana moksha bhootha,
Sri Bhootha nadha mama dehi karavalambham 22

Please give me support of your hands, Oh Lord of Bhoothas,
Who is the witness to the sacred books and the eye catching dance,
Who accompanies the devotees and has a very wonderful heart,
Who is worshipped by the greatest and is the reason for perennial salvation.

Kandharpa koti kamaneeya karavatharaa,
Mandhara kundha suma vrundha manojna haraa,
Mandakinee thata vihara vinodha pooraa,
Sri Bhootha nadha mama dehi karavalambham 23

Please give me support of your hands, Oh Lord of Bhoothas,
Who is billions of times prettier than the creations of cupid,
Who has a mind stealing garland made of Mandhara, Jasmine and other flowers,
Who used to enjoy in spending time in the banks of Ganges.

Sath keerthana Priya samastha suraadhinaadha,
Sathkara sadhu hrudayambhuja sannikethaa,
Sath keerthi soukhya vara dhayaka sath kiraathaa,
Sri Bhootha nadha mama dehi karavalambham 24

Please give me support of your hands, Oh Lord of Bhoothas,
Who likes good song and the chief of all devas,
Who lives in the lotus like heart of pure devotees,
Who grants good fame and pleasure and is a good hunter.

Jnana prapoojitha padambhuja bhoothi bhooshaa,
Dheenanukambitha dhayapara divya veshaa,
Jnana swaroopa vara chakshusha veda gosha,
Sri Bhootha nadha mama dehi karavalambham 25

Please give me support of your hands, Oh Lord of Bhoothas,
Who is worshipped by very wise men and has his feet coated with sacred ash,
Who has pity for the down trodden and is merciful and has a divine look,
Who is very wise , has blessed eyes and chants Vedas.

Nadhantha ranga vara mangala nrutha rangaa,
Padravrunda kusumayudha komalaangaa,
Mathanga kesari thurangama vaya thungaa,
Sri Bhootha nadha mama dehi karavalambham 26

Please give me support of your hands, Oh Lord of Bhoothas,
Who is expert in music as well as dance,
Who has pretty limbs along with lotus like feet,
Who rides on elephant , lion and tigers of the caves

Brahma swaroopa bhava roga Purana vaidyaa,
Dharmartha kama vara mukthidhha Veda vedhyaa,
Karmanukoola phala dayaka chinmayadhyaa,
Sri Bhootha nadha mama dehi karavalambham 27

Please give me support of your hands, Oh Lord of Bhoothas,

Who is of the form of Brahma and is the ancient doctor
Curing the sickness of birth,
Who grants freedom from Dharma, wealth and salvation,
And is being studied by Vedas,
Who gives blessings to help in our duty and is divine.

Thapa tryapahara thapasa hrud viharaa,
Thapinja charuthara gathra kiratha veeraa,
Aapadamasthaka lasad mani muktha haaraa,
Sri Bhootha nadha mama dehi karavalambham 28

Please give me support of your hands, Oh Lord of Bhoothas,
Who kills the three types of sufferings and lives in the heart of saints,
Who is having a very pretty body and is a hunter hero,
Who shines from top to bottom and wears a garland of gems.

Chinthamani pradhitha bhooshana bhooshithangaa,
Danthavalendra hari vahana mohanangaa,
Sanathana dhayaka vibho karunantharangaa,
Sri Bhootha nadha mama dehi karavalambham 29

Please give me support of your hands, Oh Lord of Bhoothas,
Who wears a gem which reminds of the wish giving jewel,
Who rides on stately elephants and is very pretty,
Who is the Lord who grants children and has a mind full of mercy.

AAranyavasa vara thapasa bodha ropaa,
Karunya sagara kalesa kala kalaapaa,
Tharunya thamara sulochana loka dheepaa,
Sri Bhootha nadha mama dehi karavalambham 30

Please give me support of your hands, Oh Lord of Bhoothas,
Who lives in forest and has the look of a very wise sage,
Who is the ocean of mercy, the lord of arts and a bundle of art,
Who is a youth with brownish pretty eyes and a lamp of the world.

AApada charu thara kamasamaabhi raamaa,
Shobhaayamaana sura sanchaya sarva bhoumaa,
Sri Pandya Poorva sukruthaamrutha poorna dhaamaa,
Sri Bhootha nadha mama dehi karavalambham 31

Please give me support of your hands, Oh Lord of Bhoothas,
Who is pretty from head to feet and is equivalent to Lord Rama.
Who is full of shine and the chief Lord of all Devas,
And who is the gift got by Pandyas for the good they did in the past.