Saturday, January 8, 2011

Swarna Malya Stuthi

Swarna Mala Sthuthi
(The prayer of golden garland)

By
Aadhi Shankara Bhagawat Pada

Translated by

P.R.Ramachander

(The sanskrit original is available in http://sanskritdocuments.org/all_pdf/suvarNamaalaa.pdf. There is also a translation posted by Sri Sai deo in the Kanchi forum.)

1.Isha , Girisha , naresha, paresha , Mahesha , bhileshaya bhooshana bho,
Samba Sadashiva Shambho Sankara sharanam may thava charanayugam,

Oh God with Parvathi , Oh ever peaceful one , Oh Source of happiness,
Oh God who is the refuge , I surrender to the pair of your feet,
Oh God, Oh Lord of the mountain, Oh Lord of the men ,
Oh greatest God , Oh God of the divine ,
Oh God who wears serpents as ornaments..

2.Umaya divya sumangala vigraha valingitha vamanga vibho,
Samba Sadashiva Shambho Sankara sharanam may thava charanayugam,

Oh God with Parvathi , Oh ever peaceful one , Oh Source of happiness,
Oh God who is the refuge , I surrender to the pair of your feet,
Oh God who is hugged by the very auspicious divine Parvathi,
Who occupies the left side of your body.

3.Uri Kuru mama ajnam anadham , duri kuru , may duritham bho,
Samba Sadashiva Shambho Sankara sharanam may thava charanayugam,

Oh God with Parvathi , Oh ever peaceful one , Oh Source of happiness,
Oh God who is the refuge , I surrender to the pair of your feet,
Accept the ignorance of this orphan, and drive away my sufferings.

4.Rishi vara manasa hamsa, chara chara janana sthithi , laya karana bho,
Samba Sadashiva Shambho Sankara sharanam may thava charanayugam,

Oh God with Parvathi , Oh ever peaceful one , Oh Source of happiness,
Oh God who is the refuge , I surrender to the pair of your feet,
Oh God who is the swan of the minds of blessed sages,
And who is the cause of birth , upkeep and death of all beings.

4.Antha karana vishudhim bhakthim , cha thwayi sathim pradehi vibho
Samba Sadashiva Shambho Sankara sharanam may thava charanayugam,

Oh God with Parvathi , Oh ever peaceful one , Oh Source of happiness,
Oh God who is the refuge , I surrender to the pair of your feet,
Your consort Sathi will grant us purity of mind and devotion towards you.

5.Karuna varunalaya mayi dasa udhasasthavochitho na hi bho,
Samba Sadashiva Shambho Sankara sharanam may thava charanayugam,

Oh God with Parvathi , Oh ever peaceful one , Oh Source of happiness,
Oh God who is the refuge , I surrender to the pair of your feet,
Oh ocean of mercy , to you it is not proper to be indifferent to me who is your slave.

6.Jaya Kailasa nivasa , pramatha ganadhisha bhoo sura architha bho,
Samba Sadashiva Shambho Sankara sharanam may thava charanayugam,

Oh God with Parvathi , Oh ever peaceful one , Oh Source of happiness,
Oh God who is the refuge , I surrender to the pair of your feet,
Victory to one who lives on Kailasa, the Lord of Pramadhas,
And the one who is worshipped by Brahmins.

7.Janutha kaja kingkinu jhanuthat shabdhair natasi maha nata bho,
Samba Sadashiva Shambho Sankara sharanam may thava charanayugam,

Oh God with Parvathi , Oh ever peaceful one , Oh Source of happiness,
Oh God who is the refuge , I surrender to the pair of your feet,
Oh Great dancer who dances making sounds like Janu , kaja, kinkini jhanu.

8.Dharma sthapana Daksha trayaksha guro Daksha yajna shikshaka bho,
Samba Sadashiva Shambho Sankara sharanam may thava charanayugam,

Oh God with Parvathi , Oh ever peaceful one , Oh Source of happiness,
Oh God who is the refuge , I surrender to the pair of your feet,
Oh teacher who installs Dharma , who has three eyes,
And who punished Daksha during the fire sacrifice.

8.Balam aarogyam cha ayus twad ruchithaam chiram pradehi prabho,
Samba Sadashiva Shambho Sankara sharanam may thava charanayugam,

Oh God with Parvathi , Oh ever peaceful one , Oh Source of happiness,
Oh God who is the refuge , I surrender to the pair of your feet,
Please give me for a long time to come, strength, health and long life,
And mind attracted to your great qualities, Oh Lord.


9.Bhagawan , BHarga bhayapaha bhuta pathe, bhoothi bhooshithanga vibho,
Samba Sadashiva Shambho Sankara sharanam may thava charanayugam,

Oh God with Parvathi , Oh ever peaceful one , Oh Source of happiness,
Oh God who is the refuge , I surrender to the pair of your feet,
Oh God, Oh destroyer of sins, Oh remover of fear,
Oh God who coats all his body with sacred ash.

10.Sarva deva sarvothama, sarvada durvrutha harana prabho,
Samba Sadashiva Shambho Sankara sharanam may thava charanayugam,

Oh God with Parvathi , Oh ever peaceful one , Oh Source of happiness,
Oh God who is the refuge , I surrender to the pair of your feet,
Oh God who destroys , Oh the greatest among all,
Please destroy the pride of those with bad character.

11.Shad ripu , shadoorumi, shad vikara hara, San mukha Shanmukha janaka vibho,
Samba Sadashiva Shambho Sankara sharanam may thava charanayugam,

Oh God with Parvathi , Oh ever peaceful one , Oh Source of happiness,
Oh God who is the refuge , I surrender to the pair of your feet,
Oh destroyer of six enemies*, six anxieties** and six changes***,‘
Oh God with good face , Oh God who is father of Subrahmanya.
*Desire , anger , greed , lust , pride and jealousy
**Thirst, hunger, grief , infatuation , old age and death
***Existence, birth, growth , maturity, decay and death

12.Sathyam jnanam , anantham , brahme thyalla lakshana lakshitha bho,
Samba Sadashiva Shambho Sankara sharanam may thava charanayugam,

Oh God with Parvathi , Oh ever peaceful one , Oh Source of happiness,
Oh God who is the refuge , I surrender to the pair of your feet,
Oh God who is Brahman characterized by truth , consciousness and endlessness

13. Haha hoohoo mukha sura gayaka gitapadana padya vibho,
Samba Sadashiva Shambho Sankara sharanam may thava charanayugam,

Oh God with Parvathi , Oh ever peaceful one , Oh Source of happiness,
Oh God who is the refuge , I surrender to the pair of your feet,
Whose greatness is praised by celestial singers Haha and Hoohoo

Ithi Sri Shankaracharya krutha swarnamalya Sthuthi.
Thus ends the prayer of golden garland written by Aadhi Shankara.

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