Friday, December 23, 2011

Bilwa ashtothara satha stotram

Bilwa ashtothara satha stotram
(Prayer of one hundred and eight Bilwa)

Translated by
P.R.Ramachander

(Here is a very peculiar and rare prayer addressed to Lord Shiva. It has 108 stanzas , after chanting each, we are supposed to offer a life of Bilwa at the Head of Lord Shiva. This stotra in Tamil is given in
http://www.tamilbrahmins.com/translations-meanings/7122-bilva-ashtothra-satha-stotram.html
And I happened to see it again in tamil in a compilation of stotras published by Sri Karthik agency , Madhurai. There were lot of differences between both these texts and it was very difficult to guess the correct word in Sanskrit from the tamil script. I have made a best trial. I request those of you who have the stotra in Deva Nagari script to send it to me.)

1.Tridalam trigunakaram trinethrancha triyayudham,
Trijanam papa samharam , eka bilwam shivarpanam

I offer one leaf of Bilwa to Lord Shiva, Which has three leaves ,
Causes three qualities , has three eyes and is like three weapons.

2.Trshakair bilwapathraischa archithrair komala ssubhai,
Thava poojam karishyami, eka bilwam shivarpanam.

I offer one leaf of Bilwa to lord Shiva , which is leaf with three branches,
Which is suitable for worship, pretty and pure and which is offered as worship to you.

3.Sarva trilokya kartharam , Sarva trilokya pavanam,
SArva trilokya hartharam , eka bilwam shivarpanam.

I offer one leaf of Bilwa to Lord Shiva , who is the lord of three worlds,
Who is the purest in the three worlds and who is the protector of three worlds.

4. Nagadhi raja valayam , Naga haarena bhooshitham,
Naga kundala samyuktham , Eka bilvam Shivarpanam.

I offer one leaf of Bilwa to Lord Shiva, who is surrounded by king of snakes ,
Who decorates himself with necklaces of snakes and wears snake ear studs.

5.Aksha mala dharam rudram , Parvathi preethivallabham,
Chandrashekara meesanam , , Eka bilvam Shivarpanam.

I offer one leaf of Bilwa to Lord Shiva, who wears a rosary of beads,
Who is the dear consort of Parvathi, who wears the crescent and is the god of North east.

6.Trilochanam , dasa bhujam Durga dehardha dharinam ,
Vibhoothyapyarchitham devam, , Eka bilvam Shivarpanam.

I offer one leaf of Bilwa to Lord Shiva, who has three eyes and ten hands
Who wears half the body of Durga and is worshipped by sacred ash.

7.Trisoola dharinam devam, Nagabharana sundaram,
Chandrashekaram eesaanam, , Eka bilvam Shivarpanam.

I offer one leaf of Bilwa to Lord Shiva, who holds the trident,
Who is pretty with ornaments of serpent, who wears the crescent and is God of north east.

8.Gangadharam ambika natham , phani mandala manditham,
Kalakalam gireesam cha, , Eka bilvam Shivarpanam.

I offer one leaf of Bilwa to Lord Shiva, who carries the Ganga ,
Who is consort of Parvathi , who wears the snake ,
Who is the death of God of death and is the Lord of the mountain.

9.Sudha spatika sangaasam , kshithi kandam, krupa nidhim,
Sarveswaram sadhaa santham, , Eka bilvam Shivarpanam.

I offer one leaf of Bilwa to Lord Shiva, who resembles the pure crystal,
Who destroys during deluge , who is the treasure of mercy,
Who is the God of every one and who is always peaceful.

10.Sachidhananda roopam cha paramananda mayam Shivam,
Vaageswaram, chithakasam , , Eka bilvam Shivarpanam.

I offer one leaf of Bilwa to Lord Shiva, who has the form of divine bliss,
Who is full of extreme joy and peaceful , who is the Lord of the word and is the divine sky.

11.Sibhivishtam, sahasraksham dundubhyascha nishanginam,
Hiranya bahum Senaanyam, , Eka bilvam Shivarpanam.

I offer one leaf of Bilwa to Lord Shiva, who is regal looking , who has thousand eyes,
Who covers himself with skin of Elephant , who has golden arms and is the chief of the army.

12.Arunam , vamanam tharam Vasthavyam chaiva vasthubham,
Jyeshtam, kanishtam vaisantham, , Eka bilvam Shivarpanam.

I offer one leaf of Bilwa to Lord Shiva, who is reddish , short star ,
Who is real and the built one , who is elder and the younger and is peaceful.

13.Harikesam, vanaadheesam Uchair gosham sanathanam,
Aghora roopam Kumbham, , Eka bilvam Shivarpanam.

I offer one leaf of Bilwa to Lord Shiva, who has a green hair, who is the Lord of jungle,
Who makes sounds of high tone , who is forever , Who is the pot shaped Bhairava.

14.Poorvajaavarajam yamyam , sookshma thaskara nayakam,
Neelakandam Jaga anyamcha, , Eka bilvam Shivarpanam.

I offer one leaf of Bilwa to Lord Shiva, who is the oldest giver of boons,
Who is the leader of great thieves , Who has a blue neck and who is separate from the world.

15.Surasrayam, vishaahaaram varminancha varoodhinam,
Mahasenam Mahaveeram, Eka bilvam Shivarpanam.

I offer one leaf of Bilwa to Lord Shiva, who is the protector of the devas ,
Who ate poison , who is an armour against enemies, Who has the greatest army and is the greatest hero.

16.Kumaram, kusalam Koobhyam vadhanyancha Maharatham,
Dhouryaya varyancha divyancha, Eka bilvam Shivarpanam.

I offer one leaf of Bilwa to Lord Shiva, who is young , who is clever,
Who kills several great heroes and who is the head of all the divine ones.

17.Dasakarnam lalataksham , Pancha vakthram sada shivam,
Asesha papa samharam Shambhum, Eka bilvam Shivarpanam.

I offer one leaf of Bilwa to Lord Shiva , Who has 10 ears and eyes and foreheads,
Who is Lord Shiva with ten faces and is the Shambu who completely removes sins.

18.Neelakandam, Jagat vandhyam , dheena nadham , Maheswaram,
Mahapapa haram Shambhum, Eka bilvam Shivarpanam.

I offer one leaf of Bilwa to Lord Shiva. Who is having a blue neck ,
Who is saluted by the world , who is Lord of the oppressed ,
Who is the greatest God and who is Shambhu eradicating great sins.

19.Choodamanim krathavidhum valayeekrutha Vasukeem,
Kailasanilayam Bheemam, Eka bilvam Shivarpanam.

I offer one leaf of Bilwa to Lord Shiva, who wears the jewel from the killed elephant,
Who is one tied with Vasuki and who is the big one living in Kailasa.

20.Karpura kundha davalam , narakarnava tharakam,
Karunamrutha sindhumcha , Eka bilvam Shivarpanam.

I offer one leaf of Bilwa to Lord Shiva, who is as white as camphor and jasmine flower,
Who is source of help to those who live in hell and is the sea of the nectar of mercy.

21.Mahadevam ,Mahathmanam , bhujangadhipa kankanam,
Maha papa haram devam , Eka bilvam Shivarpanam.

I offer one leaf of Bilwa to Lord Shiva, Who is the great god , Who is a great soul,
Who wears armlet made of the lord of snakes and is the God who removes great sins.

22.Bhoothesam , kanda parasum , vamadevam , pinakinam,
Vame Shakthi daram sreshtam , Eka bilvam Shivarpanam.

I offer one leaf of Bilwa to Lord Shiva, Who is the God of Boothas , Who cuts with an axe,
Who is Vamadeva, who holds the bow called Pinaka ,
And is the great one having the Goddess on his left side.

23.Phaalekshanam, viroopaksham Sri Kandam , bhaktha vathsalam,
Neela lohitham Gadwangam , Eka bilvam Shivarpanam.

I offer one leaf of Bilwa to Lord Shiva, who gives results within a second,
Who has a slanted eye , Who has a splendid neck , who is liked by his devotees,
Who is blue as well as coppery red and who uses sword as a weapon.

24.Kailasa vasinam, bheemam, kadoram, Tripuranthakam,
Vrushangam, Vrushabharoodam ,Eka bilvam Shivarpanam.

I offer one leaf of Bilwa to Lord Shiva, who lives on Kailasa, Who is huge and ferocious,
Who put an end to three cities, who has a powerful body and rides on a bull.

25.Samapriyam , swaramayam, Basmodhoolidha vigraham,
Mrutyunjayam , loka nadham, Eka bilvam Shivarpanam.

I offer one leaf of Bilwa to Lord Shiva, Who likes sama veda and is full of notes.
Whose body covered by ash , who has won over death and chief of the world.

26.Daridrya dukha haranam , ravi chandra analekshanam,
Mrugapanim , Chandra moulim , Eka bilvam Shivarpanam.

I offer one leaf of Bilwa to Lord Shiva, who destroys the sorrow of poverty,
Who has sun, moon and fire as eyes , Who holds a deer and has moon as a crest.

27.Sarva loka mayakaram , SArva lokaika saakshinam,
Nirmalam, Nirgunakaram, Eka bilvam Shivarpanam.

I offer one leaf of Bilwa to Lord Shiva, Who pervades in all the worlds,
Who is the witness to the world , who is pure and is without any properties.

28.SArva thathwathmakam , sambham , sarva Thathwa vidhoorakam,
Sarva Thathwa swaroopancha, Eka bilvam Shivarpanam.

I offer one leaf of Bilwa to Lord Shiva, who is the soul of all principles,
Who is Samba , who is far away from all principles and the form of all principles.

29.Sarva loka gurum , sthanam , Sarva loka vara pradham,
Sarva lokaika nethrancha , Eka bilvam Shivarpanam.

I offer one leaf of Bilwa to Lord Shiva, who is the teacher of all the world,
Who is stable and gives boons to all the world and is the eyes of all the world.

30.Manmathodharanam , saivam , bhavam, bhargam , parathmakam,
Kamalpriya poojyancha , Eka bilvam Shivarpanam.

I offer one leaf of Bilwa to Lord Shiva, who made Manmatha rise up,
Who is peaceful , Who is the divine spirit , who is splendorous ,
Who is the soul of divine spirit and who is worshipped by Goddess Lakshmi.

31.THejomayam, Mahabheemam, Umesam , Basmalepanam,
Bhavaroga vinasancha , Eka bilvam Shivarpanam.

I offer one leaf of Bilwa to Lord Shiva, Who is glowing in light , Who is very gross,
Who is the Lord of Uma ., Who coats himself with ash and is the destroyer of effect of sins.

32.Swargapavarga phaladham Raghunadha phala pradham,
Naga raja suthaa kantham , Eka bilvam Shivarpanam.

I offer one leaf of Bilwa to Lord Shiva, who grants us heaven as well as salvation,
Who gave success to Lord Rama and who is the consort of the daughter of the serpent.

33.Manjeera pada yugalam , shubha lakshana lakshitham,
Phani raja virajam cha, Eka bilvam Shivarpanam.

I offer one leaf of Bilwa to Lord Shiva, who wears anklets on both his legs,
Who aims at giving good things , and who shines along with shining king of serpents.

34.Niramayam, niradharam , nissangam , nishprapanchakam ,
Thejo roopam, Maharoudhram, , Eka bilvam Shivarpanam.

I offer one leaf of Bilwa to Lord Shiva, who is without taint or basis,
Who is without passion, has a effulgent form and is extremely angry.

35.SArva lokaika pitharam, , sarva lokaika matharam,
SArva lokaika nathamcha, , Eka bilvam Shivarpanam.

I offer one leaf of Bilwa to Lord Shiva, who is the father of all worlds,
Who is the mother of all worlds and who is the Lord of all worlds.

36. Chithrambaram, nirabhasam , Vrushabeswara vahanam,
Neelagreevam , panchavakthram , , Eka bilvam Shivarpanam.

I offer one leaf of Bilwa to Lord Shiva, who wears fancy cloths,
Who does not have fallacious appearance , who rides on the bull,
Who has blue neck and who has five heads.

37.Rathna kanjuka Rathnesam , Rathna kundala manditham,
Navarathna kireedam cha , , Eka bilvam Shivarpanam.

I offer one leaf of Bilwa to Lord Shiva, who wears a gem studded cloak, ,
Who is the Lord of gems , who wears gem studded ear studs and crown made of nine types of gems.

38. Divya rathananguli karna , rathnabhara bhooshitham,
Nanaa rathnam mani mayam, , Eka bilvam Shivarpanam.

I offer one leaf of Bilwa to Lord Shiva, who wears divine gem studded ring ,
Who wears gem studded ornaments in his ears , Who wears several type of gems and is full of gems.

39.Rathnanguleeya vilasad kara saka nakha prabham,
Bhaktha manasa geham cha, , Eka bilvam Shivarpanam.

I offer one leaf of Bilwa to Lord Shiva, who has hand shining with gem studded ring,
Whose fingers are shining with their nails and who is in the cave of the mind of his devotees.

40.Vamanga bhaga vilasad Ambika veekshana priyam,
Pundareeka nibheshamcha , , Eka bilvam Shivarpanam.

I offer one leaf of Bilwa to Lord Shiva, Who likes the glance of the Goddess,
Who is on his left side , who has a serpent with down ward looking eyes.

41.Sampoorna kamadham , soukhyam , Bhaktheshta phala poorakam,
Soubhahyadham, hithakaram, , Eka bilvam Shivarpanam.

I offer one leaf of Bilwa to Lord Shiva, Who is full of passion , who is pleasant ,
Who fulfills the desires of devotees, who gives luck and is very soothing.

42.Aprameya gunadharam , Veda kruth roopa vigraham,
Dharma Adharma pravruthancha , , Eka bilvam Shivarpanam.

I offer one leaf of Bilwa to Lord Shiva, who is the basis of limitless good,
Who has a form defined by Vedas and who looks after Dharma as well as its absence.

43.Nanaa Sasthra gunobhedham, Sphuran mangala vigraham,
Vidhya viyodha rahitham, , Eka bilvam Shivarpanam.

I offer one leaf of Bilwa to Lord Shiva, who recognizes and classifies different sciences,
Who has a very auspicious look and who does not have others greater than him in knowledge.

44.Gowri vilasa sadanam, jeevam jeeva pithamaham,
Kalpantha bhairavam shubram , Eka bilvam Shivarpanam.

I offer one leaf of Bilwa to Lord Shiva, who makes Goddess Gowri happy,
Who is the soul of Lord Brahma and the pure Bhairava till end of the eons.

45.Sukhadam Sukha nasancha dukhadam Dukha nasanam,
Dukha avadanam Badram cha , Eka bilvam Shivarpanam.

I offer one leaf of Bilwa to Lord Shiva , who leads to pleasure,
Who destroys causes of Sorrow as well as sorrow,
Who manages and gives us protection.

46.Sukha roopam, roopa nasam, sarva dharma phala pradam,
Atheendriyam maha mayam , Eka bilvam Shivarpanam.

I offer one leaf of Bilwa to Lord Shiva, who is personification of pleasure,
Who destroys pride , who makes all roads of Dharma effective ,
Who is greater than the senses and is the great illusion.

47.Sarva pakshi mrugakaram , Sarva pakshi mrugadhipam,
Sarva paksha mrugadharam, , Eka bilvam Shivarpanam.

I offer one leaf of Bilwa to Lord Shiva, who has the form of all birds and animals,
Who is the Lord of all birds and animals and is the support of all birds and animals.

48.Jeevadhyaksham , jeeva vandhyam , Jeeva jevana rakshakam,
Jeeva kruth, jeeva haranam , , Eka bilvam Shivarpanam.

I offer one leaf of Bilwa to Lord Shiva, who is the lord of all living beings ,
Who is saluted by all living beings , who protects all living beings,
Who creates all living beings and also destroys them all.

49.Viswathmanam, viswa vandhyam , vajrathma vajra hasthakam,
Vajresam , vajra bhoosham cha , Eka bilvam Shivarpanam.

I offer one leaf of Bilwa to Lord Shiva, who is the soul of the universe ,
Who is saluted by the universe, who is the soul of the diamond ,
Who has Diamond like arms , who is the lord of the diamond and wears them.

50.Ganadhipam, ganadhyakham , pralaya anala nasakam,
Srithendriyam , veera bhadram , Eka bilvam Shivarpanam.

I offer one leaf of Bilwa to Lord Shiva, Who is the owner of the Ganas,
Who presides over the Ganas , who destroys using flood and fire.


51.Trayambakancha mrudam soolam , arishta varga nasanam,
Jithendriyam, Veerabhadram, , Eka bilvam Shivarpanam.

I offer one leaf of Bilwa to Lord Shiva, who pervades the three worlds ,
Who kills by using trident , who destroys groups of disasters ,
Who is the one who has one over senses and is the valorous hero.

52.Kundhendhu sankha davalam , bhaga nethra abhijwalam,
Kalagni rudram, sarvajnam, , Eka bilvam Shivarpanam.

I offer one leaf of Bilwa to Lord Shiva, Who is as white as Jasmine and the moon,
Who shines with lucky eyes , who is angry like the fire at deluge and expert in everything.

53.Khambu greevam Khambhu kandam, dhairyatham, dhairyvardhakam,
Sardhoola , sarmavasanam, Eka bilvam Shivarpanam.

I offer one leaf of Bilwa to Lord Shiva, who has a shell like neck ,
Who has a neck like a band , who is courageous , who increases courage ,
Who is pre eminent and who dresses himself with hide.

54.Jagat uthpathi hethumcha , Jagat pralaya karinam,
Poornananda swaroopancha , Eka bilvam Shivarpanam.

I offer one leaf of Bilwa to Lord Shiva, Who is the cause of creation of the world,
Who is the one who causes deluge and has a form of complete joy.

55.Swarna kesancha mahat thejam , punya Sravana keerthanam,
Brahmanda nayakam , dharam , Eka bilvam Shivarpanam.

I offer one leaf of Bilwa to Lord Shiva, who has gold like hair and great shine,
Who likes to hear songs of devotion , who is the Lord of the universe and one who carries it.

56.Mandhara moola nilyam , Mandhara kusuma priyam,
Vrundharaka Priya tharam , Eka bilvam Shivarpanam.

I offer one leaf of Bilwa to Lord Shiva, Who stays below the coral tree,
Who likes the flowers of coral tree and one who likes the garland of Thulasi

57.Mahendriyam, Maha bahum, Viswasa pari poorakam,
Sulabhasulabham labhyam , Eka bilvam Shivarpanam.

I offer one leaf of Bilwa to Lord Shiva, Who has great control over senses ,
Who has great hands , who fulfills the faith in him and is got easily or with difficulty.

58.Bheejadharam , bheejaroopam , nirbheejam , bheeja vrudhitham,
Paresam , bheeja nasamcha , Eka bilvam Shivarpanam.

I offer one leaf of Bilwa to Lord Shiva, who is the basis for the seeds , who has the form of the seed ,
Who does not have birth , who promotes birth , who is lord of the divine and one who destroys lives.

59.Yugakaram , yugadheesam , Yugakruth, yuga nasaka,
Yugesam , yuga nasancha , Eka bilvam Shivarpanam.

I offer one leaf of Bilwa to Lord Shiva, who creates ages of time , who is the lord of ages of time ,
Who is the cause of ages of time and who is the lord and destroyer of ages.

60.Durjadim , pingala jadam , jada mandala manditham,
Karpoora gowram Gowreeesam , Eka bilvam Shivarpanam.

I offer one leaf of Bilwa to Lord Shiva, who has a troubling matted lack,
Who has a brown hair , who is surrounded by matted lock,
Who is white like camphor and is the Lord of Goddess Gowri.

61.Suraavaasam , janaavaasam, yogeesam , yoga pungavam,
Yogadham , yogeenaam simham , Eka bilvam Shivarpanam.

I offer one leaf of Bilwa to Lord Shiva, who lives with devas,
Who lives with people, who is the Lord of Yoga ,
Who has a gift of yoga and is the lion among Yogis.

62.Uthamanuthamam , thathwam , andhakasura soodhanam,
Bhaktha kalpa dhrumam sthavyam , Eka bilvam Shivarpanam.

I offer one leaf of Bilwa to Lord Shiva, who is the greatest among greats,
Who is the philosophy , who is the killer of Andhakasura,
Who is the wish giving tree to devotees and who is praiseworthy.

63.Vichithramalyavasanam , divya chandana charchitham,
Vishnu brahmadhi vandhyam cha , Eka bilvam Shivarpanam.

I offer one leaf of Bilwa to Lord Shiva, who wears a very peculiar garland,
Who coats himself with divine sandal paste and is worshipped by Brahma, Vishnu and others.

64.Kumaram, pitharam devam , sitha chandra kalanidhim,
Brahma shatrum, jagan mithram , Eka bilvam Shivarpanam.

I offer one leaf of Bilwa to Lord Shiva, who is a lad, father and God,
Who wears the crescent , who is the treasure house of arts ,
Who is the enemy of Brahma and is the friend of the universe.

65.Lavanyam, madhurakaram , karuna rasa varidhim,
Broovor madhye sahasrarchim , Eka bilvam Shivarpanam.

I offer one leaf of Bilwa to Lord Shiva, who is pretty, who is sweet ,
Who is the ocean of the essence of mercy and,
Who has thousand rays in between the eye brows.

66.Jadadharam pavakaksham , rukshesam , bhuvana nayakam,
Kamadham sarvadha gamyam , Eka bilvam Shivarpanam.

I offer one leaf of Bilwa to Lord Shiva, who sports a matted lock ,
Who has a shining eyes , who is the lord of hard people ,
Who is the Lord of the world , who bestows wishes and goes everywhere.

67. Shivam santham , uma nadham , maha dhyana parayanam,
Jnanapradham , kruthivasam , Eka bilvam Shivarpanam.

I offer one leaf of Bilwa to Lord Shiva, who is peaceful, patient and lord of Uma,
Who is meditated by great ones , who grants wisdom and sits on a animal hide.

68. Vasukyuraga haramcha , lokanugraha karinam,
Jnanapradham kruthidharam , Eka bilvam Shivarpanam.

I offer one leaf of Bilwa to Lord Shiva, who wears the serpent Vasuki as garland,
Who is the cause of blessing people , who grants wisdom and who wears animal hide.

69.Sasanga dharinam bhargam , sarva lokaika sankaram,
Shuddhancha saswatham nithyam , Eka bilvam Shivarpanam.

I offer one leaf of Bilwa to Lord Shiva, who wears the crescent and is radiant,
Who is the Sankara of all the words and who is pure, permanent and is forever.

70.SAranagatha dheenarthi , parithrana parayanam,
Gambheerancha vashatkaram , Eka bilvam Shivarpanam.

I offer one leaf of Bilwa to Lord Shiva, who is kind to those who surrender to him ,
Who protects to those who seek ,who is serious and who shouts “Vashat”.

71.Bhoktharam, Bhojanam , bhojyam, jhetharam jithamanasam,
Karanam, karaanam jishnum , Eka bilvam Shivarpanam.

I offer one leaf of Bilwa to Lord Shiva, who consumes, who is the one that is consumed,
Who is a victor , who has mind full of success , who does, who is the cause and who is the victor.

72.Kshethragnam, kshethrapalancha , prathaika prayojanam,
Vyomakesam, bheemavesham , Eka bilvam Shivarpanam.

I offer one leaf of Bilwa to Lord Shiva, who knows the world, who protects the world,
Who is useful to those who pray, who has sky as his hair and who has a gross form.

73.BHavajam, tharunobhedham kshobishtam yama nasakam,
Hiranya garbham , hemangam , Eka bilvam Shivarpanam.

I offer one leaf of Bilwa to Lord Shiva, who is born from thought , who is young,
Who cannot be split , who likes to be angry , who killed Yama ,
Who has the world within himself and who has golden body.

74.Daksham, chamunda janakam , mokshadham , mokshadayakam,
Hiranyadham , Hema roopancha , Eka bilvam Shivarpanam.

I offer one leaf of Bilwa to Lord Shiva, who punishes, who is the father of Chamunda ,
Who is the salvation, who grants salvation , who is gold and who has a golden form.

75.Maha smasana nilayam , prachanna spatika prabham,
Vedaswam , veda roopancha , Eka bilvam Shivarpanam.

I offer one leaf of Bilwa to Lord Shiva, who lives in the great cremation ground,
Who has the concealed glitter of crystal , who leads Vedas and has the form of Vedas.

76.Sthiram swa dharma manapam , brahmanancha asrayam vibhum,
Jagan nivasam prathamam , Eka bilvam Shivarpanam.

I offer one leaf of Bilwa to Lord Shiva, who is stable , who measures his own dharma,
Who is the lord depended by Brahmins , who lives in the universe and who is the first.

77.Rudraksha malabharanam , rudraksha Priya vathsalam,
Rudraksha bhaktha samsthavyam , Eka bilvam Shivarpanam.

I offer one leaf of Bilwa to Lord Shiva, who wears a garland of Rudraksha,
Who is very dear to Rudraksha , and who is sung by his devotees with Rudraksha.

78.Phaneendra vilasad kandam, , bhujangabharana priyam,
Dakshadwara vinasancha, , Eka bilvam Shivarpanam.

I offer one leaf of Bilwa to Lord Shiva, whose neck is encircled by king of snakes.
Who likes to wear serpent ornaments and who speedily killed Daksha.

79.Nagendra vilasad karnam maheendra valayavrutham,
Muni vandhyam, muni sreshtam , Eka bilvam Shivarpanam.

I offer one leaf of Bilwa to Lord Shiva, whose ear is tuned to the king of snakes,
Who is surrounded by kings of earth , who is saluted by sages and who is the greatest
Sage himself.

80.Mrugendra charma vasanam , muneenaam yeka jeevanam,
Sarva devadhi poojyancha , Eka bilvam Shivarpanam.

I offer one leaf of Bilwa to Lord Shiva, who wears the hide of king of animals,
Who is the only life of sages and who is worshipped by all devas.

81.Nidhanesam dhanadheesam , apamruthyu vinasanam,
Linga moorthimalingakhyam , , Eka bilvam Shivarpanam.

I offer one leaf of Bilwa to Lord Shiva, who is god of the poor ,
Who is the friend of Khubhera (lord of riches) , who avoids untimely death
Who has the form of Linga and is considered as not to be a linga.

82.Bhaktha kalyanadham vyastham Veda vedantha samsthutham,
Kalpa kruth kalpa nasancha , Eka bilvam Shivarpanam.

I offer one leaf of Bilwa to Lord Shiva, who does good to his devotees,
Who is busy , who is described by Vedas and Vedanthas,
Who makes ions and who destroys ions.

83.Ghora pathaka dhavagnim , janma karma vivarjitham,
Kapala malabharanam , Eka bilvam Shivarpanam.

I offer one leaf of Bilwa to Lord Shiva, who is the raging fire that burns great sins,
Who takes away the karma caused due to birth and who wears the garland of skulls.

84.Mathanga charma vasanamn , virad roopa vidharakam,
Vishnukraantham ananthancha , Eka bilvam Shivarpanam.

I offer one leaf of Bilwa to Lord Shiva, who wears the hide of an elephant,
Who assumes the supreme form , who surpasses Vishnu and is endless.

85.Yagna karma phaladyaksham , Yagna vigna nasakam,
Yagnesam , yagnaaya bhokthaaram , Eka bilvam Shivarpanam.

I offer one leaf of Bilwa to Lord Shiva, Who is the one presiding over fire sacrifices ,
Who is the one preventing stoppage of Yagna* , Who is the lord of Yagna ,
And is the one who uses the results of Yagna .
*Fire sacrifice

86.Kalaatheetham , trikalagnam , dushta nigraha karakam,
Yogi manasa poojyam cha , Eka bilvam Shivarpanam.

I offer one leaf of Bilwa to Lord Shiva, Who is beyond time , who is the past , present and future,
Who causes bad people be destroyed and who is worshipped by minds of Yogis.

87.Mahonnatham , Mahakasam , Mahodharam , Maha bhujam,
Mahovakthram , maha vrutham , Eka bilvam Shivarpanam.

I offer one leaf of Bilwa to Lord Shiva, who is greatest , who is the great sky,
Who is the great belly , who is the great hand , who has great face and has a great job.

88. Sunethram sulaladancha sarvam bheema parakramam,
Maheswaram Shivadhamam , Eka bilvam Shivarpanam.

I offer one leaf of Bilwa to Lord Shiva, who has good eyes and good forehead,
Who is everything , who is greatly valorous , who is the great god and who is the Shiva wearing moon.

89.Samastha jagad aadharam , samastha guna parakam,
Sathyam, Sathya gunopetham , Eka bilvam Shivarpanam.

I offer one leaf of Bilwa to Lord Shiva, who is the basis of all the worlds,
Who delivers all good characters , who is the truth and who is endowed with all good qualities.

90.Magha Krishna chaturdasyam , poojarthancha Jagat guro,
Durlabham sarva devaanaam , Eka bilvam Shivarpanam.

I offer one leaf of Bilwa to Lord Shiva, who should be worshipped on fourteenth day of waning moon in month of Magha,(January-February)
Who is the teacher of the universe and who is difficult to get for all devas.

91.Thathrabhi durlabham manye nabho mase indhu vasare ,
Prathoshakale poojayam , , Eka bilvam Shivarpanam.

I offer one leaf of Bilwa to Lord Shiva, who though difficult to get ,
Is easily available on Mondays of Nabha(June-july) month and
During the worship during Pradhosha.

92.Salagrameshu vipraanaam thadaga , satha kopayo.
Kodi kanya maha dhanam , Eka bilvam Shivarpanam.

I offer one leaf of Bilwa to Lord Shiva, which if offered by Brahmins to Saligrama,
In the shore of lake or near hundreds of wells , Gives the result of gifting of crores of brides.

93.Darsanam bilwa vrukshasya , sparsanam papa nasanam,
Aghora papa samharam , Eka bilwam Shivarpanam.

Seeing the bilwa tree and touching it leads to destruction of sins ,
And it also destroys great sin and so Offer one leaf of Bilwa to Lord Shiva.

94.Thulasi bilwa Nirgundim Jambheeramalakam thadha,
Aghora papa samharam , Eka bilwam Sivarrpanam.

Offer of ocimum or ocimum or vitis* flowers or lime or Gooseberry,
Leads to the destruction of great sins and so offer one leaf of Bilwa to Lord Shiva,.
*Vitis negundi

95.Aganda bilwapathraischa poojayeth nandikeswaram ,
Muchyathe sarva papebhya, Eka Bilwam Shivarpanam.

If with unlimited leaves of Bilwa , if we worship God Nandi,
Then we would escape from all sins and so offer one leaf of Bilwa to Lord Shiva.

96.Salangrutham sadaa vrunde kanya sahasrakam,
Samrajya pruthwi dhanam , yeka bilwam shivarpanam.

Gifting away well decorated group of one thousand girls ,
Gifting away of country or land is equivalent to offer of one leaf of Bilwa to lord Shiva.

97.Dasa koti thurangaanaam Aswamedha sahasrakam,
Sa vathsa koti dhenunaam , Eka bilwam Shivarpanam.

Gifting crores of horses or performing thousand Aswamedha sacrifices,
Or gifting crores of cows with their calf is equivalent to offer of one leaf of Bilwa to lord Shiva.

98.Chathur veda sahasrani Bharathathi puranakam,
Samrajya pruthwi dhanam , eka bilwam Shivarpanam.

Reading thousand times all four Vedas or the epic of Bharatha or
Gifting away of country or land is equivalent to offer of one leaf of Bilwa to lord Shiva.

99.Sarva rathnamayam Merum , Kanchanam divya vasthrakam,
Thulabharam sathavartham , eka bilwam Shivarpanam.

Giving weight equivalent to Meru studded with several gems , gold and divine cloths ,
One hundred times is equivalent to offer of one leaf of Bilwa to lord Shiva.

100.Kasikshethra nivasancha , kala Bhairava darsanam,
Prayagamadhavam drushtwa , eka bilwam Shivarpanam.

Living in Kasi , Seeing Kalabhirava and seeing Madhava of Prayaga,
is equivalent to offer of one leaf of Bilwa to lord Shiva.

101.Ashtothara satha slokai stora aaradhyai poojayeth sthadha,
TRisandhyam mokshamapnothi , Eka bilwam Shivarpanam.

Using these one hundred and eight verses and worshipping god,
In dusk, noon and dawn would lead to salvation,
And so offer of one leaf of Bilwa to lord Shiva.

102.Dandhi koti saharaanaam , bhoo Hiranya sahasrakam,
SArva krathu mayam punyam, eka bilwam Shivarpanam.

Giving away one thousand crores of elephants or giving thousands of land and gold,
Always leads to blessings of God and is equivalent to offer of one leaf of Bilwa to lord Shiva.

103.Puthra pouthradhikam bhogam bhukthwa chathraya thepsidham,
Anthyecha Shiva sayujyam, eka bilwam Shivarpanam.

He who offers one leaf of Bilwa to Lord Shiva would get sons and grandsons,
Enjoy all pleasures , realize all three type of wishes and in the attain go before Lord Shiva.

104.Vipra koti sahasranaam , vitha dhanancha yath phalam,
Thath phalam prapnuyath , eksa bilwam Shivarpanam.

He who offers one leaf of Bilwa to Lord Shiva would get that same effect,
As giving away money to thousands of crores of money to Brahmins.

105.Thwa nama keerthanam thathwath , thava padambhujam bhajeth,
Jeevan muktho bhaven nithyam , eka bilwam Shivarpanam.

He who offers one leaf of Bilwa to Lord Shiva would get the result ,
OF Singing the names of Shiva and worshipping his lotus like feet,
And he would lead a detached life daily.

106.Aneka dhana phaladham , anantha sukrthadhikam,
Theerthayathakhilam punyam, eka bilwam Shivarpanam.

He who offers one leaf of Bilwa to Lord Shiva would get results .
Of several type of gifts and be endlessly happy and also,
Get the effect of going on pilgrimage all over the world.

107.Twam maam palaya sarvathra pada dhyana krutham thava ,
Bhavanam saankaram nithyam, Eka bilwam Shivarpanam.

Oh God please protect me everywhere as I meditate on your feet,
And make my home that of Sankara daily as I am offering one Bilwa to Lord Shiva.

108.Ashtothara satham bilwam yorchithe linga masthake,
Atharvoktham vadeth yamsa , eka bilwam Shivarpanam.

If one worships the head of the Shiva linga with one hundred and eight bilwa leaves,
He would be called an expert in Atharva Veda and I am offering one Bilwa toi Lord Shiva.

109.Eka kalam paden nithyam sarva shathru vinasanam,
Dwikalam paden nithyam, Eka bilwam shivarpanam

If this is read daily all your enemies will perish.
If it is read twice , I would be offering one Bilwa to lord Shiva.

110.Trikale paden nithyam mano vaancha phala pradham,
Achirath karya sidhincha , labhate na samasaya.

If this is read thrice all the wishes of mind would be fulfilled,
And without any doubt all actions would meet with success.

111.Eka kalam, dwi kalam vaa tri kalam paden nara,
Lakshmi prapathi shiva vasa, shivena sahamodhathe,

Those men who read it once or twice or thrice ,
Would get wealth and live with Shiva , so agrees Lord Shiva.

112.Koti janma krutham papam archanena vinasyathi,
Saptha janma krutham papam sravanena vinasyathi.

Sins done in crores of births would be destroyed if this is used for worship,
Sins done in seven births would be destroyed , even if it is heard.

113.Janmanthra krutham papam sravanena vinasyathi,
Diva Rathri krutham papam darsanena vinasyathi..

Just be hearing it sins done in previous and present birth would be destroyed.
And the sin done during a night and day would be destroyed by just seeing it.

114.Kshane kshane krutham papam smaranena vinasyathi,
Pusthakam dharayeth dehe ana arogyam bhaya nasanam.

Just by remembering the prayer would destroy sins committed in second after second,
And by just carrying the book ill health and fear would be destroyed.

115.Thryaothachatthara satha slokai sangatitham varam,
Eka bilwarpana stotram ya padethshiva sannidhou,

116. sa sarva sidhi maapnothi ayur keerthim cha sinthathi,
SArvai sampoojyathe loke shiva loke maheeyathe.

Those who read these one hundred and thirteen slokas before Lord Shiva,
Would get all divine powers and live a full life with fame and he
Would be worshipped by all in this world and would be respected in land of Shiva.

117.Ashtaayam somavare cha pradhosha shiva rathrishu,
AArdhraayaam guru vare cha tridalai bilwa pathrai

118Ashtothra satham karyam archanam Shiva masthake ,
Thena swargamavapnothi Shiva sayujyamaapnuyath.

If one worships with the three segmented Bilwa leaf ,
On Ashtami(Eighth phase of moon) , Monday , Pradhosha or Shiva rathri.
Or on star Arudhra or Thursday with one hundred and eight leaves on head of Shiva,
He would go to heaven and would be near Lord Shiva.

Ithi Shiva rahasye , Gowri Narayana Samvadhe,
Bilwashtothra satham stotram sampoornam.

Thus ends the prayer of one hundred and eight bliwa leaves ,
Which occurs in the conversation between Lord Vishnu and Parvathi,
Which occurs in Shiva Rahasya.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Guruvaypuresaya Mangalam

Translated by
P.R.Ramachander
(Guruyupuresa , is Lord Krishna in the temple of Guruvayur in Kerala)

1.Mangalam mangala kantha thava vaksha sthala sthitha,
Mangalam prarthayamanasya karothu mama mangalam.

All good to him who is the consort of Lakshmi who is on his chest,
Since I am praying for auspiciousness, please do good to me.

2.Thwameva mangala kantha , loka mangala karaka,
Mangalam they pravakshyami , mama mangala hethave.

You are the consort of the lady of auspiciousness. Oh doer of good of the world ,
You always do good , Oh the cause of auspiciousness in me.

3.Narayanaya haraye , srushti sthithyanthakarine,
Guru vatha pureesaya Viswa roopaya mangalam

Oh Narayana, Oh Hari who creates , looks after and destroys,
Oh Lord of Guruvayur , Oh personification of universe , auspiciousness to you.

4.Sankha Chakra Gadha Padma Mala Kousthubha dharine,
Guruvathapureesaya Vishnu roopaya mangalam

Oh God who holds conch , wheel, mace and lotus flower
And wears the necklace of Kousthuba gem
Oh Lord of Guruvayur , Oh god with the form of Vishnu , auspiciousness to you

5.Pralayabdhai charayasthu namo Veda vikasine,
Guruvathapureesaya mathsaya roopaya mangalam

Salutations to the one who moves in the water of deluge,
And is the one who is responsible for extension of Vedas,
Oh Lord of Guruvayur , O God with the form of a fish, auspiciousness to you.

6.Lakshmi nadhata santhaya , namo mandhara dharine ,
Guruvathapuresaya koormaroopaya mangalam

Salutations to consort of Lakshmi , who is peaceful,
And to him who lifted the Mandara mountain,
Oh Lord of Guruvayur , Oh god of the form of turtle, auspiciousness to you.

7.Kshithyudhara viharaya , Hiranya prana haarine,
Guruvathapureesaya , kroda roopaya mangalam.

Oh God who lifted the earth as if it is a pleasure,
Oh God who took the soul of Hiranya,
Oh Lord of Guruvayur , Oh god of the form of a hog , auspiciousness to you.

8.Prahladha rakshakayastha , daithya pranbapaharine,
Guruvathapureesaya , Narasimhaya mangalam

Oh God who was the saviour of Prahladha,
Oh Lord who robbed the souls of several asuras,
Oh Lord of Guruvayur , Oh God of the form of a man lion , auspiciousness to you

9.Vamanaya namasthubhyam , Bali darpapa haarine,
Guruvathapureesaya Yagnaroopaya mangalam

Salutations to Vamana who destroyed the pride of Mahabali,
Oh Lord of Guruvayur , Oh God who took the form of fire sacrifice, auspiciousness to you.

10.Balyarpitha padabhjaya , kranthi tribhuvanaya cha,
Guruvathapureesaya , Viswaroopaya mangalam

God whose lotus feet is worshipped by MahaBali,
God who reached for all the three worlds,
Oh Lord of Guruvayur , Oh god who took the universal form, auspiciousness to you.

11.Nama parasu hasthaya , keralodharakaya cha,
Guruvathapureesaya , Bhargavayadhya mangalam

Salutation to him who holds the axe ,
Who also took out the land of Kerala,
Oh Lord of Guruvayur , Oh God who was born in Bhrugu clan, auspiciousness to you.

12.Nama kodanda hasthaya , dasagreevanthakaya cha,
Guruvathapureesaya , Ramachandraya mangalam

Salutations to him ,who held the Kodanda bow,
Who is also the killer of the ten necked Ravana,
Oh Lord of Guruvayur , Oh God who was born as Ramachandra , auspiciousness to you.

13.Balagopala veshaya , poothana moksha dayine,
Guruvathapuresaya , Govindayasthu mangalam

God who had the form of a child cowherd ,
The God who gave salvation to the ogress Poothana,
Oh Lord of Guruvayur , Oh God who was born as Krishna , auspiciousness to you.

14.Vara bhattathri vandhithaya , vatha roga nivarine ,
Jnanapradhaya devaya , vathesayadhya mangalam.

God who was saluted by the blessed Bhattathiri,
The God who cures rheumatism ,
Oh God who gives wisdom , Oh God who is Lord of Guruvayur , auspiciousness to you.

15.Daya saraya soumyaya mama rogapahaarine ,
SArva ropga apaharaya vathesayadhya mangalam.

Oh God who is auspicious and the essence of mercy ,
Oh God who stole away my disease,
Oh God who steals away all diseases , Oh Lord of Guruvayur , auspiciousness to you.

16. Maya vandhyaya Nithyaya , Jagath karana murthaye,
Mama thapa vinasaya , Jagarookaya mangalam.

Oh stable one saluted by me who is the God who caused the universe,
Oh God who destroyed my problems, Oh God who is always alert , auspiciousness to you.

Rahasya thrayam II-Vaikruthika Rahasyam

Rahasya thrayam II-Vaikruthika Rahasyam
The triad of secrets II -The secret of causal change

Translated by
P.R.Ramachander

(Devi Mahatmyam also called as Chandi /Durga Sapthasathi, is possibly the greatest book of prayers addressed to the goddess. This prayer is an appendix of that great book. In Devi Mahatmya after the sage completely relates the story of the Goddess, the king wants to know , who and what is the Goddess. Seeing his great devotion the sage tells him this secret of secrets , in a series of three prayers. In the second of these prayers the sage tells about how Mahalakshmi , and the other two Goddesses as well as Husband wife of the holy trinity is to be worshipped.)

1.Trigunaa thamasi devi sathweeki yaa tridhodhitha,
Saa sarvaa , Chandika , Durga, Bhadra Bhagawatheeryathe.

That Goddess Mahalakshmi with three types of qualities,
That Mahakali with base quality
And Mahasaraswathi with Sathwika( good) qualities,
Have been told as three aspects of the Goddess,
And are also called by several names like “Sarva”, “Chandika” .
“Durga” , “Bhadra” and “Bhagwathi”*
*All these names are feminine without any relation to masculine aspect.

2.Yoganidhraa harerukthaa Mahakali thamogunaa,
Madhu Kaidabha nasartham yam thusthavaam ambujasana.

That Goddess prayed to by Lord Brahma ,
For killing of the two asuras Madhu and Kaidaba,
Is the Goddess with base qualities called Mahakali.

3. Dasa vaktthra dasa bhujaa , dasa padaa anjana prabha,
Visaalaaya rajamana trimsa lochana Malaya.

That Goddess with ten faces , ten arms ,
Ten legs and shining like black stone,
Shines with her very broad thirty eyes.

4.Sphura dasana damshtrabhaa, bheema roopapi bhoomipa,
Roopa soubhagya kanthinaam saa prathishta mahasriyaam

Hey king, Though she has a terrifying form with shining teeth and protruding teeth,
She is also the store house of pretty luster and great auspiciousness.

5.Gadga bana gadha soola sankha chakra bhoosundiabhyath,
Parigham karmugham seersham nischodyath udhiram dadhou.

6. Eshaa saa Vaishnavi maayaa Maha Kali durathyaya,
AAradhithaa vaseekuryath poojakartthus characharam.

That Goddess who wears weapons such as sword , arrow,
Mace , conch , holy wheel , pistol, iron rod and bow,
Wears cut heads with blood flowing out of them,
And she who is the Vishnumaya, is the Mahakali who can never be attacked,
And the entire world will be under the control of those who worship her.

7.SArva deva sareerebhyo yavirbhhothaa amithaprabhaa,
Trigunaa saa Mahalakshmi Sakshath Mahisha mardhini.

That goddess who came out of the bodies of all devas with great luster,
Is the real killer of Mahishasura and is the Mahalakshmi with all the three qualities

8.Swethanana neela bhujaa suswetha sthana mandala ,
Raktha madhyaa rakthapaadaa neela jangora runmadhaa.

She has a clear face , blue arms, very white coloured breasts,
Red coloured middle part , red coloured feet , blue thighs and drunk with power.

9.Suchithra jaganaa chithra malyambara vibhooshanaa,
Chithranulepana kanthi roopa, sowbhagya shalini.

She has a pretty behind and wears various pretty necklaces and ornaments,
And is prettily made up and is lucky with great luster and great form.

10.Ashtadasa poojyaa saa sahasrabhujaa sathi,
Aayudhanyathra vakshyanthe dakshinaadhaara kramath.

Though she has thousands of arms, she was worshipped with eighteen arms,
And the weapons that she holds is listed from her lowermost right hand.

11.Akshamala cha Kamalam bano asi kulisam gadhaa,
Chakram trisoolam parasu sankho ganda cha pasaka.

12.Shakthi dandas charma chapam panapathram kamandalu,
Alankrutha bhujamebhirayudhai kamalasanaam,

13,Sarva deva mayam eesaam Mahalakshmim imam , nrupa,
Poojayeth sarva devanaam sa lokaanaam prabhur bhaveth.

Oh king , if that Mahalakshmi who is the form of all devas sits in a lotus pose
As lord of all, and holds in her arms , rosary , lotus flower , arrow,
Sword , Vajrayudha , mace , holy wheel , trident , axe , conch
Bell , rope , spear, Rod , shield , bow , drinking vessel and water pot
Is worshipped by any one , he would become lord of all the world and all devas.

14. Gouri deho samudbootha yaa sathwaika gunasraya ,
Sakshad Saraswathi proktha shumbasura nibarhani.

She who was full of satwa nature , rose from the body of Gauri,
And killed Shumbasura and she was called Mahasaraswathi.

15. Dhadhou chashtabujhaa bana musale sooa chakrabooth,
SAnkham gandaam langalam cha karmukam vasudhadipa.

Oh king, that Goddess was having eight hands and carried in them,
Arrow, pestle , trident , holy wheel , conch , bell , plough and bow .

16.Eshaa sampoojithaa bhakthyaa sarvagnathwam prayachathi ,
Nishumbhamadhani devi Shumbhasura nibarhani.

She who killed Nishumbha as well as Shumbhasura ,
If worshipped with devotion would give knowledge of everything.

17.Ithyukthani swaroopani moorthinaam thava parthiva,
Upasanam jaganmathu prathagasam nisamaya.

Oh king , thus I told you about the form of the three Goddesses,
And now please hear the mode of worship of the mother of universe,
And also the other goddesses separately.

18.Mahalakshmeeryadha poojyaa Mahakali Saraswathi,
Dakshinotharayo poojye prushtatho mithuna thrayam.

Whenever Mahalakshmi is worshipped , on her left and right,
We have to worship Mahakali and Saraswathi ,
And on her back the three couples have to be kept.

19.Virinchi swaraya madhye Rudro Gaurya cha Dakshine,
Vame Lakshmyaa Hrishikesa puratho devathaa thrayam.

In the middle we have to keep Brahma and Saraswathi,
On the right Shiva and Parvathi and on the left Lakshmi and Vishnu.

20.Ashtadasa bhuja madhye vaame chasyaa dasanana,
Dakshine ashtabhuja , Lakshmir mahatheethi samarchayeth.

In the middle we have to worship the eighteen armed Mahalakshmi ,
And on her left the ten faced Mahakali and on her right the eight armed Mahasaraswathi,
But the main worship is to Goddess Mahalakshmi.

21.Ashtadasa bhuja chaishaa yadhaa poojya naradhipa,
Dasanana, ashtabhuja dakshinotharayosthatha.

22. Kala mruthyu cha sampoojyou sarvarishta prasanthaye.
Yada Chasta bhuja poojyaa Shumbasura nibarhani

23. Navasyaa sakthyaa poojya sthadhaa Rudra vinayakou,
Namo devyaa ithi stotrair Mahalakshmi samarchayeth.

Hey , king When the eighteen armed one, the ten faced one,
And the eight armed one are being worshipped , then ,
It is necessary to worship God of death and death ,
On the left and right for fulfillment of our wishes.

When the eight armed one who killed Shumbasura is being worshipped,
Then her nine powers as well Rudra and Lord Ganapathi ,
Also should be worshipped on the left and the right ,
And Goddess Mahalakshmi should be worshipped,
With the prayer starting with “salutation to Goddess”

24.Avathara trayaarchaayaam stotra mantrasthadasraya,
Ashta dasa bhuja chaishaa poojyaa mahisha mardhini,

25. Mahalakshmir Mahakali saiva prokthaa Saraswathi,
Easwari punya paapaanaam sarva loka Maheswari.

When you are worshipping Mahalakshnmi and Mahakali,
The prayer and chants should be the one which are meant for them,
But it is greatly necessary to worship the eighteen armed,
Killer of Mahishasura for Mahalakshmi is also Mahakali and Saraswathi,
And is also the goddesses for sins as well as auspicious deeds,
And it is said that Mahalakshmi is the Goddess of entire universe.

26.Mahishanthakari yena poojitha sajagath Prabhu,
Poojayeth jagathaam dathrim Chandikam bhaktha vathsalam,

27.Argyadhi bhir alankarai gandha pushpai sthadakshathai,
Dhoopair dheepaisch naivedyai , nana bhakshya samanvithai.

He who worships the killer of Mahishasura would become lord of the universe,
If he worships Chandika, the mother of the universe and lover of her devotees,
With offer of water, decoration , sandal paste , flowers , rice,
Incense , lamps , food offering as well as various food items.

28.Rudhirakthena balinaa mamsena surayaa nrupaa,
Pranama achamaneeyena Chandanena Sugandhinaa,

29.Sakarpooraischa Thamboolair bhakthi bhava samanvidhou,
Vama Bage agratho devyaa chinnaseersham mahasuram.

30. Poojayen mahisham yena praptham sayujyam meesayaa,
Dakshine puratha simham samagam dharma meeswaram.

31.Vahanan poojaye devyaa drutham yena characharam,
Ya kuryath prayatho dheemman thasya ekagramanasa.

Oh king, That Mahalakshmi should be worshipped with devotion,
By the blood drenched sacrifice , toddy , meat,
Salutation , Aachamana , sandal paste with good aroma,
As well as with camphor , betel leaf and nut .

On the left of the Goddess , we have to worship,
The headless Mahishasura who after the war with the Goddess,
Became one with her holy self .

That intelligent one who worships that Goddess,
With concentrated mind , should worship the lion.
The steed of the Goddess, who is on the front left of the Goddess,
For he has carried her who is the entire universe ,
And is like a god who personifies all Dharma.

32,Thatha kruthanjalir bhoothwa sthuveetha charithair imai,
Ekena vaa madhyamena naikenatharayoriha

33.Charithardhanthu na japeth japam chidramavapnuyath,
Pradakshinam namasakaran kruthwamoordhni kruthanjali.

34. Kshamaapaye Jagad dhatrim muhur muhurathrindatha ,
Pathi slokancha juhuyath Payasam , thils sarpishaa.

35Juhuyath stotra manthrair vaa Chandikayai Shubham havi
Namo nama padair devim poojayeth susamahitha.

36.Prayatha pranjali prahwa pranmyorapya chathmani,
Suchiram bhavayad eesaam Chandikam thanmayo bhaveth.


After that along with hands clasped in salute , he has to pray,
Using the first section, middle section and the last section of Devi Mahatmyam ,
Or at least pray using the middle section only and it is important to know ,
That he should not pray using either first or last section only ,
Or only half of any of the sections as it will lead to problems.

Then he should to perambulations and salute (namaskaram) ,
And holding his hands clasped over his head ,
And with all the senses in complete control ,
He should request the pardon of the Goddess who wears the universe.

Aiming at pleasing Goddess Chandika , along with every verse,
He has to offer either gingelly or ghee or kheer(Payasam) to the fire,
Or at least offer cooked rice (havis) cleaned by slokas and manthras.,

Then with a concentrated mind along with chanting “Namo nama “ ,
He has to worship the goddess and along with humility fold the hand in salute,
And salute the Chandika the lord of the entire universe ,
And later meditating deeply on the form of Lord Rudra ,
If he spends a lot of time , then he would become goddess personified.

37.Yevam ya poojayeth bhakthyaa prathyaham parameshwarim ,
Buktha kaamaan yadha kaamam devi sayujyamapnuyath.

If any one does this type of worship to the greatest Goddess daily,
He would realized all his desires and reach the presence of Goddess.

38.Yo na poojayeth nithyam Chandikam bhaktha vathsalaam,
Basmi kruthyasyaa punyaani nirdaheth Parameswari.

He who does not daily worship Goddess Chandika who is partial,
To her devotees , would find that effect of all his good deeds ,
Are burnt away by the Goddess completely.

39.Thasmad poojaya bhoopala sarva loka maheswarim,
Yadokthena vidhanena Chandikaam sukhamapsyasi.

So hey king , worship Godes Chandika who is the chief ,
Of all the worlds and all the pleasures would come to you.

Vaikruthika rahasyam samaptham
Thus ends the secret of causal change

Rahasya thrayam III-Moorthi Rahasyam

Rahasya thrayam III-Moorthi Rahasyam
The triad of secrets III-The secret of different forms.

Translated by
P.R.Ramachander

(Devi Mahatmyam also called as Chandi /Durga Sapthasathi, is possibly the greatest book of prayers addressed to the goddess. This prayer is an appendix of that great book. In Devi Mahatmya after the sage completely relates the story of the Goddess, the king wants to know , who and what is the Goddess. Seeing his great devotion the sage tells him this secret of secrets , in a series of three prayers. In the third prayer the sage tells the king about the various forms taken by Mahalakhmi for helping the world . He also describes these forms and tells how these forms should be worshipped.)

1.Nanda bhagwathi nama yaa bhavishyathi nandaja,
Saa sthuthaa poojithaa bhakthyaa vasikuru Jagat thrayam.

Goddess Nanda would be born as the daughter of Nandagopa,
And he who prays or worships her with devotion would make all the three worlds as his own.

2.Kanakothama kanthi saa sukanthi kanakambaraa,
Devi kanaka varnabha , kankothama bhooshanaa.

That Nanda devi is with a shine similar to the luster of Gold,
Wears a shining cloth made of gold, is of the colour of Gold,
And wears very wonderful ornaments made of Gold.

3.Kamalngusapasabhjair alankrutha chathur bhuja ,
Indiraa kamala lakshmeesaa Sri rukmambujasanaa.

That Goddess with four hands that are decorated by,
Lotus flower , goad, rope and also conch ,
Stays in a golden lotus flower and is Indira , Kamala and Lakshmi.

4.Yaa Raktha dandhikaa nama Devi prokthaa mayaa anagha,
Thasyaa swaroopam Vakkshyaami srunu sarva bhayapaha.

Oh sinless one , I would tell you about the form of that Goddess,
Who is called Raktha Dandika(she with Blood stained teeth)

5.Rakthambara , Rakthavarnaa , Raktha sarvanga bhooshana,
Rakthayudhaa , Rakthanethraa , Raktha kesadhi bheeshana.

6. Raktha theeshna nakha , Raktha dasanaa, Raktha dandhikaa,
Pathim Naari vanurakthaa Devi bhaktham bhaja janam.

She wears blood soaked cloths is the colour of blood ,
She is decorated by blood all over her body ,
She carries weapons soaked in blood and has a fearful look,
With her hair also of the colour of blood.
She has sharp nails soaked in blood , teeth which are red with blood,
And is called Goddess Raktha Dandhika and she looks after with care
Her devotees like a wife looking after her husband.

7.Vasudeva visala saa sumeru yugla sthani,
Dheershou lamba vathi Sthoolou thavatheeva manoharou.

8. Karkasavathi kanthou thou sarvananda payo nidhi,
Bhakthan sambayaeth devi sarva kama dhugou sthanou.

That Goddess Raktha Dandhika , has a body as broad as earth,
Has two breasts which are as big as the Meru mountain,
And those breasts are long broad and very thick as well as pretty,
And that goddess using those hard breasts which have great luster,
And which are the store house of all joy and wishes,
Would feed all her devotees .

9.Gadgam pathram cha musalam langalam cha bhibharthrthi sa,
Aakhyathaa Raktha chamunda devi yogeswareethi cha

10. Anayaavyaptha makhilam jagat sthavara jangamam,
Imam ya poojayeth bhakthyaa sa vyapnethi characharam.

She wears sword , drinking vessel , pestle , plough and gun as weapons,
And that Goddess Raktha Chamanda is also known as Yogeswari,
And the entire movable and immovable universe is fully occupied her,
And the fame of him who worships her with devotion , is spread all over the world.

11.Atheethe ya imam nithyam Rakthadanthyaa vapya sthavam,
Thamsaa parichare devi pathim priyamivaanganaa.

He who chants this prayer of Rakthadandika again and again ,
Would be looked after by her like a pretty lady looks after her husband.

12. Sakambari, neelavarna neelothpala vilochana,
Gambheeranaabhi trivali Vibhooshitha thanoodhari,

13. Su karkasa samothunga Vrutha peena Ghana sthani,
Mushtim silee mukhaa poornam kamalam kamalaalayaa

14. Pushpa palaava mooladhi phalaadyam saka sanchayam,
Kamyananthara sairyuktham kshuthyan mruthyu jwarapaham,

15. Karmukancha sphurathkanthi bibrathi parameswari,
Sakambari Sathakshi saa saiva durgaa prakeerthithaa

16. Visokaa dushta dhamani samanee durithaapadaam,
Uma Gauri sathi Chandi Kalikaa sapi Parvathi.

Sakambari devi is of blue colour , has eyes,
Of the colour of the petals of blue lotus flowers,
Has a very deep belly button and has her belly,
Decorated by three lines and also has ,
Very hard , equally tall , round and thick breasts.

That great Goddess lives on the lotus flower,
And she wears arrow , lotus flower and a bundle of greens,
Which are having many desirable flavors and tastes,
And are capable of destroying hunger , thirst death and fever ,
And also wears a bow which has shining luster.

That Sakambari devi is also the Sathakshi devi with hundred eyes ,
And she also is known as Durga and she is bereft of sorrow,
Killer of bad asuras , destroyer of great dangers and is also
Uma, Gauri , Sathi , Chandika, Kalika and Parvathi.

17.Sakambarim sthuvan dhyayan japan sampoojayan naman,
Akshayamasnuthe seegra manna panamrutham phalam.

He who meditates, chants , properly worships and salutes ,
Goddess Sakambari would be blessed with everlasting.
Nectar of food and drink forever.

18,Bheemaapi neela varnaa saa damshtra dasana basuraa,
Visala lochanaa naari Vrutha peena payodharaa.

19. Chandrahasam cha damaru sira pathram cha bhibrathi,
Ekaveeraa Kalarathri saivokthaa kamadhaa sthuthaa.

That Bheema devi is of blue colour and has a very gross form,
Shines with teeth as well as protruding teeth and has very broad eyes,
And has a feminine form with round and thick breasts ,

She holds the drum , sword , severed head , drinking vessel.
And she s also called Ekaveera and also Kalarathri (dark night) ,
And prayer to her would result in fulfillment of all wishes.

20. Thejo mandala durdarshaa braamari chithra kanthi bruth,
Chithranulepana devi chithrabharana bhooshithaa.

21. Chithrabramara pani saa Mahaa mareethi geeyathe ,
Ithyethaa moorthayo devyo Vyakhyathaa vasudhadhipa

22.Jaganmathuschandikaya keerthidhaa kamadenava,
Idham rahasyam paramam vachyam kasya chithvayaa

23. Vyakhyaanam divya moorthinamm adheeshwaa avahitha swayam,
Thasmadsar prayathnena devim japa nirantharam

24.SAptha janmarjithaighorair brahma hathya samairapi,
Pata mathrena manthraanaam myuchyathe sarva kilbishai.

The Goddess Brahmari is one who cannot be stopped,
Is like a shining cloud of light and has luster of different colours,
Wears different types of make up marks and also,
Different and different types of ornaments and,
Holds in her hand a bee of multiple and attractive colours,
And that Brahmari devi is known also as Maha Mai.

Oh king , thus these are the different forms of Chandika,
Who is the mother of the universe and is famous
As the one who fulfills all one’s wishes .
This knowledge which has been related to you is very secret ,
And should not be told by you to anyone else ,
And you should with a unwavering mind ,
Read what has been related to you about these divine forms.

Due to the reasons that has been told above ,
Put in great effort and always chant these prayers aimed at the Goddess,
For only just by reading of these secret chants ,
You can get rid of all the very hard sins ,
Which include the one like Brahma Hathya ,
Committed during your last seven births..

25.Devyaa dhyanam mayakhyatham guhyath guhyatharam mahath,
Thasmath sarva prayathnena sarva kama phala pradham.

And so the prayer addressed to Chandika
Which is the very great secret of secrets,
And which is capable of fulfilling all your wishes,
Has been told to you with very great effort.

Moorthi Rahasyam SAmaptham
The secret of forms of mother comes to an end.

Rahasya Thrayam I-Pradhanika Rahasyam

Rahasya Thrayam I-Pradhanika Rahasyam
The triad of secrets- The important secrets

Translated by
P.R.Ramachander

(Devi Mahatmyam also called as Chandi /Durga Sapthasathi, is possibly the greatest book of prayers addressed to the goddess. This prayer is an appendix of that great book. In Devi Mahatmya after the sage completely relates the story of the Goddess, the king wants to know , who and what is the Goddess. Seeing his great devotion the sage tells him this secret of secrets , in a series of three prayers. In the first prayer he tells how Goddess Mahalakshmi was the primeval Goddess representing the three fold division of characters.. She herself transforms herself in to Maha Kali representing the baser characters and Goddess Saraswathi representing the noble Sath characters. Then each of these Goddess created a male and female . These three pairs are the trinity of Hindu religion and their wives. This great secret is related in this first prayer.)

Rajo uvacha:-
The king said

1.Bhagavannavathara Chandikaya sthwayoditha,
Yethosham prakruthim Brahman pradhaanaam vakthumarhasi.

You have told me about the different incarnations of Chandika,
Oh great among Brahmins , it is only proper that you tell me,
About the basic nature of the Goddess who is behind these.

2.AAradhyaam yanmayaa devyaa swaroopam yena thadwija,
Vidhunaa broohi sakalam yadhavath pranathasyame.

Hey Brahmin, kindly tell me, who salutes and worships the Goddess,
About that form of the Goddess which is fit to be worshipped as per rule.

Rishir Uvacha:-
The saint said:-

3.Idham rahasyam parama manakhyeyam prachakshathe ,
Bhakthoseethi na may kinchith vaavaachyam Naradhipa.

Oh king, this is a great secret which should not be told,
But since you are a devotee , there in nothing.
That should not be told you.

4.Sarvasyaadhyaa Maha Lakshmi sthree gunaa Parameswari,
Lakshyaa lakshya swaroopa saaavyaapya kruthsnam vyavasthidhaa.

She who is primeval became the form of the three fold characters,
And is the supreme Goddess who is called Mahalakshmi,
And she has a form that should and should not be seen,
And she exists spreading out herself in all places.


5.Mathulingam gadhaam Khedam panapathra cha bhibrathi,
Nagam, lingam cha yonim cha bhibrathi nrupa moordhani

6.Thaptha kanchana varnaabha , Thaptha kanchanca bhooshanam,
Soonyam thadakilam swena poorayamasa thejasa.

Oh king , Mahalakshmi who wears pomegranate , mace , shield and drinking goblet,
Who wears on her head, the serpent(Brahma) , the linga(Shiva) and Yoni (Vishnu)
Who is of the colour of highly purified gold,
And who wears ornaments made of purest gold,
Is filling the entire world which is empty with her power.

7.Soonyam thadakhilam lokam vilokya Parameswari ,
Bhabhara roopam aparam thamasa kevalena hi.

That great Goddess (Parvathi) seeing that the entire world was empty,
Assumed another form with the help of darkness(base nature).

8.Saabhinnanjana sangaasa dahtanjitha varanana ,
Visala lochana Nari bhaboova than Madhyama

9.Gadga pithra sira khedair alankrutha chathurbhuja,
Kabanda haaram sirasa bhibhrana sirasam srujam.

She whose colour was that of broken black stone,
She whose face was pretty due to her protruding teeth,
She who has broad eyes, She who is feminine with a narrow middle,
She who is armed in her four hands with sword, drinking goblet , severed head and shield,
Wore a garland of headless bodies on her hip and a garland of severed heads on her head.

10.Saa provacha Mahalakshmi thaamasi pramadhothama,
Namakarma cha may mathardehi thubhyam namo nama.

She who is of base nature and is the best among the pramadha Ganas ,
Requested Mahalakshmi, “Mother , give me a name.”

11.Thaam pravocha Mahalakshmi sthamasim pramadothama a,
Dadami thava naamani yaani karmani thaani they.

Mahalakshmi then told her who was of base nature,
And who was the chief of Pramada Ganas,
“I would give you a name and also duties to you.”

12.Mahamaya, Mahakali , Mahamari kshudhaathushaa,
Nidhraa , trushnaa chaikaveeras, kaala Rathrir durathyaya.

13. Imani thava naamani prathi padhyani karmabhi,
Eabhi karmani they jnathwaa yodhithe sosnuthe sukham

The great enchantress, the great black one , The great destroyer ,
The one who is interested in eating away ignorance ,
The one who is the form of the sleep of the Yoga ,
The one who is thirsty for devotion of her devotees,
The one who is the only valorous one ,
And the one who is pitch dark night and destroys,
Are the names of yours depending on your actions ,
And he who understands your duties from these names,
And keeps on repeating them , would get a pleasure filled life.

14. Thaam ithyukthwa Mahalakshmee swaroopam aparam nrupa,
Sathyaakhye natha shudhena gunenemdha prabham dhadhou.

Oh king, After telling like this that Goddess Mahalakshmi,
Took another great form, with the shine of the moon,
And which was filled up with all good qualities

15.Akshamalangusa dhaaraa , veena pusthaka dharini,
Saa bhabhuva varaa naari naamanyasyai cha saa dhadhou.

She was wearing a bead garland and a goad and was carrying a Veena and a book.
And was a blessedly pure lady and for her also Mahalakshmi gave names.

16.Mahavidhyaa, Mahavani , Bharathi , vak Saraswathi,
Aaryaa Brahmi kamadhenur Veda Garbha cha dheeswari.

The great knowledge , the great words , The goddess of Bharatha ,
The goddess of voice , the lady , the power of Brahma , The wish giver,
She who bears the Vedas and the Goddess of intelligence.

17. Adho vaacha Mahalakshmir Maha kalim Saraswathim,
Yuvaam , Janayathaam , divyou midhune swanuroopaththa.

Then Mahalakshmi told Maha Kali and Saraswathi,
“Please create young boy and girl resembling your forms.”

18.Ithukthwa they Mahalakshmi sasarjja midhunam swayam,
Hiranyagarbhou ruchirou Sthree pumsou kamalasanou.

Telling like this Mahalakshmi , herself from her capacity to create ,
Created a very pretty pair who were male and female.

19.Brahmanvidhe vinchedhi datharithyaaha tham naram,
Sri Padme kamaleLakshmithyaha matha sthreeyanchathaam.

That mother called that male,. Oh Brahma , Oh giver of fate , Oh creator,
And that lady Oh Lotus, Oh lotus born and Oh Lakshmi.

20. Mahakali, Bharathischa midhune swajathismaha,
Ethayorapi roopani naamani cha vadami they.

Mahakali and Saraswathi also created similar pairs,
And I would tell you about their forms and names.

21. Neelakandam , Rakthabaahum , swethangam , Chandra Shekaram,
Janayaamasa purusham Mahakali sithaam sthriyam.

Mahakali created a male with a blue neck , with red hands ,white body,
And one who wore crescent as ornament and a lady who is white.

22.Sa Rudra , Sankara , sthanu , kapardhee cha Trilochana ,
Trayee vidhyaa , Kamadhenu saa Sthree Bhashaa swaraaksharaa.

He was angry, one who does good, stable , one with uncut hair ,
One with three eyes , and she was knowledge personified,
Fulfiller of wishes , feminine , language , vowels and consonants.

23.Saraswathi sthreeyam Gowrim Krishnancha purusham nrupa,
Janayamasa naamaani thayorapi vadhami they.

Oh king, Goddess Saraswathi created a girl with golden colour,
And a male with colour of blue and I would tell you their names.

24.Vishnu, Krishno , Hrishikeso , Vasudevo, Janardhana ,
Uma , Gowri , sathee , Chandi , Sundari ,Subhagaa, Shivaa.


His names were The peaceful one , the black one , one controls senses,
One who is in all things , killer of bad people ,
Her names were the one who does penance , the white one ,
The virtuous one , She who is very angry , the pretty one ,
The one with all luck and the one who is very peaceful.

25.Evam yuva thaya sadhya purushathwam, prapedhire,
Chakshushmantho anupasyanthi nethare athadwidho janaa.

Those with eyes of Janana see this as those ladies attaining a state of male,
And others who are under the control of illusion do not see it.

26.Brahmane pradhadhou pathnem , Mahalakshmir nrupa thrayeem,
Rudraya gowrim varadhaam , Vasudevaya Sriyaam.

Oh king then that great Lakshmi , made Saraswathi the wife of Brahma,
The boon giver Gowri as wife of Rudra and Sri as the wife of Vishnu.

27.Swaraya saha sambhuya virincho andamajeejanal,
Bhibhedha Bhagawan Rudra sthath gouryaa saha veeryvaan.

Lord Brahma along with Goddess Saraswathi created the universe,
And the very valorous Rudra along with Gouri split it.

28. Anda madhye pradhanaadhi karya jathama bhoonyapa,
Maha bhoothathmakm sarvam jagat sthavara jangamam.

29.Pooposha palayaamaasa thath Lakshmya saha Kesava,
SAnjahara jagat sarvam saha Gaurua maheswara.

Oh king, in that earth in the middle of that universe.
The root cause , adamancy and egoism rose to the fore,
And the moving and non moving things of this great entity,
Was looked after by Lord Vishnu along with Lakshmi,
And Lord Shiva along with Gauri destroyed it at deluge.

30.Mahalakshmeereva mathaa rajan sarveswewareswari ,
Nirakaraa cha sakaaraa saiva naanaabhi dhanabhooth.

31, Naamantharair niroopyaishaa naamnaa naanyena kena chith.

Oh king, It is the general opinion that only Goddess Mahalakshmi,
Is the chief goddess of all other gods and Goddesses,
And she along with her form or without form,
Has adopted names such as Mahakali and that Mahalakshmi herself,
Has already been proved by various other names and is it not true,
That she has been proved by all the names that we use.

Pradhanika Rahasyam samaptham
Thus ends the important secret.

Ganesa Mahimna stotram

Ganesa Mahimna Stotram
(Prayer of Ganesa’s greatness)

By
Sage Pushpa Dantha

Translated by
P.R.Ramachander

(Here is a great prayer addressed to Lord Ganesa. It tells that all gods get their power from Ganesa. It tells that Lord Ganesa does creation, upkeep and destruction.. )

1.Anirvachyam roopam sthavana nikaro yathra galitha,
Sthadha vakshye stotram pradhama purushasyathra mahatha,
Yatho jatham viswam sthiramapi sadaa yathra vilaya ,
Sakeedru geeravana sunigamanutha Sri Ganapathi.

He from whom all great incomparable chants originated,
He who is that great primeval God about whom I am going to relate,
He from whom this universe originated and in whom it stays,
And in whom it merges in the end , that Ganapathi whom the Veda salutes,
Is the one who has the form that is completely beyond definition.

2.Ganesam, Ganesaa , Shivamithi cha saivascha vibhudhaa,
Ravim souraa Vishnum Prathama purusham, Vishnu Bhajakaa,
Vdanthyekam saakthaa jagad udaya moolaam para sivaam,
Na jane kim thasmai nama ithi param brahma sakalam.

He is worshipped as Ganesa by the Ganapathyas, as Shiva by Shaivites,
As Sun God by the Souras , as Vishnu the primeval one by Vaishnavas,
And is told as he primeval power from which universe originated by the Shakthas,
And I am not able to understand how to worship him who is the part of the Brahmam.

3.Thadesam yogagnaa Ganapathimam karma nikhilam,
Sa meemamsa Vedanthina ithi param brahma sakalam,
Ajaam saankhyoo broothe sakala guna roopancha sathatham,
Prakarthaaram nyaayaa sthadhaa jagathi boudhaa diyamithi.

Similarly that Ganapathi is considered by the followers of Yoga as God,
By the experts of Meemamsa as the group of activities, by the Vedanthins ,
As the properties less Brahmam, by Sankhyas as the three fold nature with all forms
By the Nayyayikas as the ultimate soul and Boudhas as knowledge of God.

4.kadham gneyo budhe para thara iyam bahya sarani-,
Ryadhaa dheeryasya swathsa cha thadanu roopo Ganapathi,
Mahath kruthyam thasya swayamapi mahaan sookshma manuvad,
Dwanir jyothir bindhur gagana sadrusa kincha sadasath.

How can one understand his form which is beyond thought,
Because Lord Ganapathi takes suitable forms according to ,
The wisdom of his devotees and by his great work,
He appears as big or tiny or in form of great sound,
Or as the flame of light or like the great sky or in the form of cause and effect.

5.Anekaasyo aparakshi kara charano anantha hrudaye-,
Sthadha nana roopo , vividha vadana, Sri Ganapathi,
Ananthahwe sakthyaa vividha guna karmaika samaye ,
Thwad sankhyaa thaa anantha abhimatha phaladho aneka vishaye.

With several mouths, several eyes, , several arms and legs,
With a heart which is endless, Lord Ganapathi has varied forms,
And he has several toungues and due to his great power,
He depends on varied properties and varied times,
And due to this he has varied names and grants varied benefits ,
Which are endless and as per our wishes.

6.Na yasyantho madhyo na cha bhavathi chadhi sumahatho-,
Pyaliptha kruthwetham sakalamapi kham vathsa cha pruthak,
Smrutha samsamrthrunaam sakala hrudhayastha priyakaro,
Namasthasmai devaya sakala suvandhyaya mahathe.

He does not have a beginning , middle or end and though he has done,
The great job of creation of this universe , he exists separately,
And though he exists in every one , when meditated by devotees,
He becomes dear to them and my salutations to that god who is worshipped by all.

7.Ganesadhyam bheejam dahana vanitha pallava yutham,
Manuscaikaarnoyam pranava sahithobheeshta phaladha,
Sa binduschangaadhyaam ganaka rishi schandhasya cha nichrul,
Sadeva prag bheejam vipatadhapi cha shakthir japa kruthaam.

The root chant starting with “Om” and ending with Swaha (wife of Agni)
And with “Ganesa” in the middle is one that fulfills all desires,
The sage for that is “Ganaka,” , the metere is “Nichrudh,
The God addressed is “Ganesa” , the root is “Prag” and the strength is “Vipadha”.

8.Gakaro Heramba , saguna ithi pumniruguna mayo,
Dwithapyako Jatha prukruthi purushou Brahma hi gana,
Sachesaschodh pathi stidha laya karoyam pramadhako,
Yatho bhootham bhavyam bhavathi pathir eeso Ganapathi.

He with a name starting with “Ga” is without any characters though he has all of them,
And is Brhamam and splits in to two namely Prakruthi(Nature) and Purusha ( the man who makes it act),
And he became suitable because of the addition of “Na”
And is engaged in the creation, upkeep and destruction and so becomes the “God”,
And also the word “pathi” denotes God and this would mean that,
He who is responsible for the present , future and past.

9.Gakara kanter ardhwam gaja mukha samo marthya sadruso,
Nakara kantadho jatara sadrusakara ithi cha,
Adhobhaga katyaam charana ithi heesosya cha thanur,
Vibhaatheetham nama tribhuvana samam bhor bhuva suva.

The letter “Ga” indicates the portion above the neck including the elephant face,
And the Letter “NA” indicates the human form beneath the neck,
And the letter “AA” denotes his paunch as well as his feet,
And this god who is the creator of the entire universe,
Is equal to the all three worlds (Bhoo, Bhuva and Suva) as indicated ,

10.Ganesethi trinathathmakamapi varam naama sukhadham,
Sakruth prochair ucharaithamithi nrubhi pavanakaram,
Ganesa saikasya prathi japa kara sysasya sukrutham,
Na vignatho naamna sakala mahima kee drusa vrudha.

The three lettered name “Ganesa “ is a blessing and brings all comforts,
If it is chanted loudly and it even purifies the king,
When the effect of once chanting the name “Ganesa” brings to you so many blessings,
How can we ever measure the greatness of that great name.

11.Ganesathyaahwaam yaa pravadathi muhu sthasya patha,
Prapasyam sthwad vakthram swayamapi ganasthishtathi thadhaa,
Swaroopasya jnanananthwamuka ithi naamnaasya bhavathi,
Prabodha supthasya thwa akhilamiha samarthyamamunaa.

He who keeps on repeating the name “Ganesa” is seen by ,
The Bootha Ganas with respect and they come and sit in front of him,
And he gets the real knowledge of the form of Ganesa by that name,
And all knowledge comes to him like a man who has just woken up from sleep.

12.Ganesa viswesmin sthitha iha cha viswam Ganapathou,
Ganesoyothrasthe druthi mathira maiswarya makhilam,
Samuktham naamaikam Fanapathi padam mangala mayam,
Thadekaasye drushti sakala vibhudhaasyekshana samam.

In this world , Lord Ganapathi lives and the universe is within him,
And wherever Ganapathi is there , courage , wisdom wealth ,
And all other sorts of wealth are also there,
And wherever his name is chanted happiness and good fills that place ,
And seeing his one face is equivalent to seeing the faces of all gods.

13.Bahu klesai vyaptha smrutha utha Ganese cha hrudhaye,
Kshanath klesaa nmuktho bhavathi sahasaa thvabrachayavath,
Vane Vidhyarambhe yudhi ripu bhaye kuthra gamane ,
Pravese praananthe Ganapathipathandhasu visathi.

If a man who is suffering from various problems , thinks of Ganapathi in his heart,
Immediately he gets free from such problems , even if he worships him,
In Forest or at the beginning of education or war or fear of enemy ,
And in the end of all, he would reach the feet of Ganapathi and stay there.

14.Ganadhyaksho Jyeshta Kapila aparo mangala nidhi-,
Ddhayalu herambho varadha ithi chinthamair aja,
Varaaneso dundir gaja vadana naara shiva sutho,
Mayooreso gowri thanaya ithi namani padathi.
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We have to chant his names like , the president of Ganas,
Elder brother, red one who is outside , treasure of auspiciousness,
Merciful one , one close to Lord Shiva, One who blesses ,wish giving gem , one who is not born,
God of boons , enquirer , one who has an elephant face, son of Shiva,
God of the peacock, and son of Goddess Parvathi.

15.Mahesoyam Vishnu sa kavi ravir indhu kamalaja,
Kshithisthoyam Vahni swasana ithi Kham thwadrirudadhi,
Kujastharaa shukro pururudu budho aguscha dhanadho,
Yama pasi kavya sani rakhila roopo Ganapathi.

All forms like Shiva, Vishnu, Brahma, Sun, Moon, Goddess Lakshmi,
The earth , water , fire , air and the sky , the sea that holds the water ,
Mars , other stars . Shukra , guru, budha , the ascending nodes , kubhera ,
Yama , Varuna , sani and the entire universe of mountains and valleys are his forms.

16.Mukham vahni , padhou hari rapi vidathaa prajananam,
Ravirnethra chandro hrudayamapi kamosya madhana,
Karou sakra katyamakhanirudara m bhaani dasanam,
Ganesayasan vai krathu maya vapu schaiva sakalam.

His face is fire , his feet is Lord Vishnu , his organs of reproduction is Brahma,
His eyes are Sun , heart the moon god, passion is the God of love,
His hands are Lord Indra, hip is Rudra and his teeth are the stars,
And thus the body of Lord Ganesa are all parts of a fire sacrifice.

17.Anarghya alankarai raruna vasanair bhooshitha thanu,
Kareendrasyaa simhasanamupagathaa bhaathi budhararat,
Smithaasya than madhye apyudhitharavi bimbomaruchi,
Sthiraa sidhir vaame mathiritharaya chamarakaraa.

Dressing up his body with very costly red cloths ,
That king of elephants sits on a throne and is the wisest among all,
And with a smile and glitter of the rising sun Goddess Sidhi is on the left,
And on the right Goddess Budhi sits holding in her hand a fan.

18.SAmanthaathasyaasan pravara muni sidhaa sura gana,
Prasamsanthithyagre vividhanudhibhisanjaliputa,
Bidou jadhyair brahmadhi biranuvrathobhaktha nikarai,
Rganaa Kreeda modha pramudha vikatadhyai saha charai.

He is surrounded by his courtiers who are great sages, Sidhas and devas,
Who keep on praising him by use of various types of prayers,
And he is surrounded by assistants steeped in devotion to him,
Like Brahma and others , ganas , kreedas , aamodhas and pramodhas.

19.Vasithwa drushtashta dasadigaakhilollola manu vag,
Druthi paadma gadgonjanarasa balaa sidhya imaa,
SAda prushte thishtanthya nimisha drusasthanmukhalayaa,
Ganesam sevanthepyathi nikatasoopayanakaraa

The eight type of wealth like vasithwa(attraction) , the ten directions ,
The eight occult powers like Vagdruthi(word command ) are standing behind him always,
And the devas holding several presents to Ganesa,
Are standing in front of him staring at his face.

20.Mrugangasyarambha prabruthi ganika yasya puratha,
Susangeetham kurvanthyathi kuthuka gandarwa sahithaa,
Mudha paaro naathrethyanupama padhe dhyor vigalitha,
Sthiram jatham chitham charana mavalokyasya vimalam.

The divine ladies with deer like body are singing in his place ,
With great joy along with several Gandharwas,
And they realizing that real joy is in the place of Ganesa and not in theirs,
Have fixed permanently their mind at the feet of Ganesa which is pure.

21.Hareniyam aakhyatha stripura madhane chasura vadhe,
Ganesa parvathyaa bali vijaya kalepi harinaa,
Vidathraa samsrushtavuragapathinaa kshonidharane,
Narai sidhou mukthou tribhuvanajaye pushpadanushaa,

This Ganesa was meditated upon by Lord Shiva,
At the time of burning of the three cities ,
By Goddess Parvathi at the time of killing of asuras ,
By Lord Vishnu at the time of his dealing with Maha Bali,
By Lord Brahma during the time of creation ,
By Lord Adhisesha at the time of carrying of earth,
By men for powers as well as salvation ,
And also by the God of love who won over all the three worlds.

22.Ayam suprasade sura iva nijananda bhuvane,
Mahaan srimanadhyo laghu thara gruhe ranka sadrusa ,
Shiva dware dwaasthaa nrupa iva sadaa bhoopathigruhe,
Sthiro bhootrhvomange sisu ganapathir lalalana para.

He is like a Deva at time of joy , great one in the home of rich man,
Equivalent to a poor man in house of the poor,
Like the gate keeper in the home of Lord Shiva,
Like a king in the palace , and like an adorable little child in the home of Goddess Parvathi.

23.Amushmin santhushte gaja vadana eevaapi vibudhe,
Thathasthe santhushtaa sthribhuvana gathaa syur budha ganaa,
Dayalur herambho na cha bhavathi thasmimscha purushe,
Vrudhaa sarvam thasya prajananamatha santhrathamasi.

When this elephant faced God became very contented,
All the learned people of this world become contented,
And to those people on whom Lord Ganesa is not kind,
Everything will be useless and their birth itself would be full of darkness.

24. Varenyo brhoosundir bhrugu guru kuja mudhgala mukhaa,
Hyaparasthal bhakthaa japahavana pooja Sthuthi paraa,
Ganesoyam bhakthapriya ithi sarvathra gathayo,
Vibhakthir yathrasthe swayamapi sada thishtathi ganaa.

The blessed brusundi , Jupiter . venus , mars and the sage Mudhgala,
Are his devotees and are interested in chanting his names and worship him ,
Because it is well known that Ganesa likes his devotees,
Wherever his devotion exists , his Ganas would be present there.

25.Mrudha kaschidha thos chadha vilikhithaa vaapi drushadha,
Smruthaa vyaaja murthy padhi yadhi bahiryena sahasaa,
Asudhodhaa drushtaa pravadathi thadaahwaam Ganapathe,
Sruthaa shudho marthyaa bhavathiu durithad vismaya ithi.

It is surprising to know that if a man happened to see on his way,
A Ganesa idol made of pearl or minerals or stone ,
Or happen to tell or hear his name or happen to remember it,
He would become pure and get rid of the effect of all sins.

26.Bahir dwarayordhwam gaja vadhana varshmendhanamayam,
Prasastham vaa kruthwaa vividha kusalai sthahra nihitham,
Prabhava than moorthyaa bhavathi sadanam mangala mayam,
Vilokyanandasthaam bhavathi jagatho vismaya ithi.

It is surprising that if we keep the form of Ganesa made by,
Great sculptors on the top of the door of entry of even a forest,
That forest would become auspicious and wealthy ,
And the people there would be filled with joy.

27.Sithe bhadre mase pratha saradhi madhyahna samaye,
Mrudho moorthim Ganapathithdhou dundi sadrusim,
Samarchanuthsaha prabhavathi mahaan sava sadane,
Vilokyanandasthaam prabhavathi nrunaam vismaya ithi.

It is surprising to know that if a Ganesa idol made of mud,
Is worshipped every year in the waxing half
Of the month of Bhadra(August-september) on the fourth phase of moon,
At noon , in all those homes there would be great zest,
And all those who see it would be full of joy.

28.Thahyeka sloko varayathi mahimno Ganapathe ,
Kadham saslokesmin sthutha ithi bhaye samprathi thathe ,
Smrutham namaasyakam sakrudhi manthahwaya samam,
Yatho yasykasya sthavana sadrusam nanyadhaparaa.

Even one stanza of this Ganesa Mahimna(greatness) prayer ,
Would lead to fulfillment of our wishes,
And do not doubt whether one stanza can please Ganapathy,
For saying his one name is equivalent to telling it endlessly,
And there is no prayer comparable to prayer addressed to him.

29.Gaja vadana vibho yad varnitham vaibhavam they,
Thwiha janaushi mametham charu thadrsayaasu ,
Thwamasi cha karunaaya sagara kruthsnadatha-,
Pyathi thava bruthakoham sarvadhaa chinthakosmi.

Oh Lord Ganesa , please show me these great qualities,
Of yours described by me even in this birth of mine,
For you are the ocean of mercy and one who fulfills,
All my desires and I am your slave and would meditate on you.

30.Susthothram prapaathu nithyametha devaa,
Swaanandam prathigamanepyayam sumargaa,
SAnchinthyam swamanasi thath padaravindham,
Sthapyaagre sthavanaphalam natha karishye.

Let this great prayer be read by people everyday,
For it is a more easy way to those who strive for salvation,
And I after conecrating his lotus like feet in my mind,
Would start praying those lotus like feet.

31.Ganesa devasya mahathmyametha,
Dhyaa sravayedhwaapi padecha thasya,
Klesaallayam yanthi labhecha seegram,
Sthree puthra vidhyartha grahancha mukthim.

If this prayer describing the greatness of Lord Ganesa ,
Is meditated or read or heard or cause to be heard by others,
He would get rid of all his problems quickly,
And he would get wife, son , knowledge , wealth , house and salvation.

Sri Pushpa Dantha Virachitham Sri Ganesa mahimna stotram sampoornam

Thus ends the prayer telling the greatness of Ganapathi composed by sage Pushpadantha.

Durga Saptha sloki

Durga Saptha Sloki
(Seven verses to Durga)

Translated by
P.R.Ramachander

( Here is a very famous prayer which was taught by the Goddess herself to Lord Shiva, to realize our objectives in the Kali age. This is also called Amba Sthuthi. These seven verses are only selection from the great Devi Mahatmyam)

Shiva Uvacha:
Shiva said:-

Devi thwam bhakthi sulabhe , sarva karya vidhayini ,
Kalou hi karya sidhyartha mupaya broohi yathnatha.

Oh Goddess who can be easily approached by devotion,
Who helps us to get all actions done ,
Please tell me the trick of achieving result for actions in Kali age.

Devuvy uvacha:
Goddess told :-

Srunu deva pravakshyami , kalou sarveshta sadhanam,
Mayaa thavaiva sneha napya amba Sthuthi prakasyathe

Oh god, please hear what I say ,
Which is the one fulfilling all desires in Kali age ,
Due to my love with you I am ,
I am telling you this prayer to Mother Goddess.

Om asya Sri Durga saptha sloki manthrasya , Narayana rishi , anushtup Chanda,
Sri Maha Kali , Maha Lakshmi , Maha Saraswathyo devatha , Sri Duga preethyartham saptha sloki pate viniyoga

For this seven versed prayer addressed to Durga , The sage in Lord Narayana , the meter is Anushtup, This is being chanted to please Goddess Kali, Goddess Lakshmi and Goddess Saraswathi and , the sever verses praising Durga are being read.

1,Om Jnaneenaam api chethamsi , devi bhagwathi hi sa,
Baladhakrushya mohaya Maha maya prayachathi. (Devi Mahatmuam I -43)

That famous lady Maha Maya (great enchantress) who is personification of all riches, draws the minds of even those who have special knowledge and make them behave with baser instinct of affection.
(When she can draw the instincts of those blessed with special knowledge, she can do it easily in case of people like you. )

2.Durge smrutha harasi bheethimasesha jantho,
Swasthai smruthaa mathi matheeva shubha dhadhasi,
Daridrya dukha bhaya harini ka twadhanya,
Sarvopa kara karanaya sadardra chitha. (Devi Mahathmyam IV-16)

You destroy sorrow of all beings who sorrow, you give great wisdom to those who are fearless and Oh Goddess who destroys the fear of poverty, who is there in this world except you who has a heart dripped in mercy.
3. Sarva mangala mangalye, Shive, sarvartha sadhake,
Saranye triambike Gowri narayani namosthuthe. (Devi Mahathmyam XI-9)

Oh Goddess who is a giver of all good things, who is peaceful, who is a giver of all wealth, who can be relied upon, who has three eyes and who is golden in colour, Our salutations to you, Narayani

4. Saranagatha deenaartha, parithrana parayane,
Sarvsyarthi hare devi, narayani namosthuthe. (devi Mahathmyam XI-11)

Hey Goddess, who takes care of those who surrender to you and those who are suffering, Hey Goddess who removes all sufferings from the entire world, Our salutations to you, Narayani

5. Sarva swaroope sarveshe, sarva shakthi samanvithe,
Bhayebhya sthrahino devi, durga devi namosthuthe. (Devi Mahathmyam XI-23)

Oh goddess who takes all forms, who is the goddess of every thing and who is having all types of strengths, please save us from fears, Our salutations to you, Goddess Durga.


6. Sarva Badha prasamanam trilokyasya akhileswari,
Evameva thwaya karyamasmad vairi vinasanam. (Devi Mahathmyam XI-36)

Hey Goddess of the entire world, please keep on doing the destruction of our enemies, which would destroy the sorrow of all the three worlds.



7. Roganseshanapahamsi thushta,
Rushta thu kaman sakalan abheeshtaan,
Twamasreethanaam na vipannaranam,
Twamasritha hyasrayatham prayanthi. (Devi Mahathmyam Xi-28)

If you are happy you destroy all sort of problems and if you are angry you destroy all desirable happenings. For any one surrendering to you there are no dangers and they are only depended by others and not vice versa

Ithi Durga Saptha Sloki Sampoornam
Thus ends the seven verses prayer addressed to Durga

Durga dhakara dwathrimsa nama mala

Durga dhakara dwathrimsa nama mala
The 32 names of Durga starting with "Dha"

TRanslated by
P.R.Ramachander

( This prayer presents a garland of 32 names of the Mother Durga, starting with letter “Dha”. This is specially recommended to get rid of fear.)

1.Durga Druragarthi samani Durgapadvinivarini,
Durgama chedini , durga sadhini , durga nasini.

Goddess Durga , she who appeases great pain,
She ho cures great dangers , she who cuts off difficulties ,
She who makes it possible to get difficult things,
And she who destroys difficulties.

2.Durgathodharini , Durga nihanthri , durgamaapaha,
Durgamajnanadha , Durga daithya loka dhavanala.

She who saves us from bad fate , She who controls difficulties ,
She who removes difficulties , She who is difficult for the ignorant,
She who is the burning fire in the world of asuras.

3.Durgama, Durgamaaloka, Durgathma swaroopini,
Durga marga pradha . Durgamavidhyaa, durgamasritha

She who is impassable , She who is difficult to view ,
She who is the personification of the soul of Durga,
She who shows way in difficulties, She who is difficult to learn,
And she who is difficult to depend upon.

4.Durgamajnana samsthana , durga madhyanabhasini,
Durga mohaa , durgamagaa , durgamartha swaroopini.

She who is the fort against ignorance , She who shines to those who try hard,
She who is the fortress against attachment ,
She who is difficult to attain , She who is personification of difficult senses.

5.Durgamasura samhanthri , Durgamayudha Dharini,
Durgamangi , durgamathaa , durgamya, durgameswari.

She who kills difficult asuras , She who wears difficult weapons,
She who goes to difficult places , She who is the mother Durga,
She who is difficult to attain and she who is the Goddess of difficulties.

6.Durga bheema , Durga bhama , Durgadhaa , durga dharini

She is grossly fearful . She who in intensely passionate ,
She who is a fierce mace , She who wears difficult weapons.

7.Namavaleem imam yasthu Durgaayaa may Manava ,
Padethu sarva bhayan muktho bhavishyathi na samasaya.


The man who reads these series of names of Durga ,
Without any doubt would get rid of all fears ,

Ithi Durga Dhakara dwathrimsa nama mala sampthaa

Thus ends the garland of 32 names of Durga starting with letter “Dha”.

Dheepa Lakshmi Sthuthi

Dheepa Lakshmi Sthuthi

Translated by
P.R.Ramachander

1.Dheepo Jyothi Param Brahma, Dheepo jyothi Narayana,
Dheepo harathu may papam , Sandhya dheepo Namosthuthe.

The lamp and its flame are the divine Brahmam,
The lamp and its flame are Lord Narayana,
The lamp destroys all sins and I salute the lamp at the dawn.

2.Shubham karothi Kalyanam, Arogyam Dhana Sampadha,
Sathru budhi vinasaya , Dheepa jyothi namosthuthe.

I salute the flame of the lamp , for performance of good deeds,
For health , wealth , riches and for destruction of my enemies.

3.Suvarna vrudhim Kurume gruhe sree ,
Sudhanya vrudhim Kurume gruhe sree,
Kalyana Vrudhim Kurume gruhe sree,
Vibhoothi vrudhim Kurume gruhe sree.

Oh sree, lead to increase of gold in my home,
Oh sree, lead to increase of good grains in my home,
Oh sree , lead to increase of auspiciousness in my home,
Oh sree, lead to increase of godliness in my home.

4.Keeda pathanga masakaa cha vrukshaa,
Jale sthale ye nivasanthu jeeva ,
Drushtwa pradheepam na cha janma bhajo.
Bhavanthi nithyam swasahi vipraa.

Insects , butter flies , bugs and trees,
Which live in water or in land ,
Seeing the lighted lamp would definitely,
Get rid of all the sins done in various births,
And so the Brahmin lights the lamp daily.