Friday, September 7, 2012

Shiva Sankara AShtakam


Shiva Shankara Stotram

Translated by

P.R.Ramachander

(Here is mellifluous  and  extremely musical  prayer which is full of remarkable meaning. I could not find the source of this stotra. The stotra in devanagari can be seen in http://prramamurthy1931.blogspot.in/2011/03/hymns-to-shiva-sivasankara-stotram.html)

1.Athibheeshana   katu bhashana yama kinkara patalee-,
Krutha thadana pari peedana maranagama samaye,
Umaya saha mama chethasi yama sasana nivasan,
Shiva Shankara, Shiva Shankara  Hara may duritham.

Destroy my sufferings, Oh Shiva Shankara, Oh Shiva Shankara,
When my death approaches , When the fearsome ,
Servants of Yama  speaking very harsh  come,
Wearing veils  are torturing me greatly,
Come along with  Parvathi in to my mind,
And live there and command  that God of death.

2.Asad indriya vishayodhaya sukha sathkrutha sukruthe,
Paradhooshana, pari mokshana, krutha pathaka vikruthe,
Samanaana  bhava kanana  nirather bhava saranam,
Shiva Shankara, Shiva Shankara  Hara may duritham.

Destroy my sufferings, Oh Shiva Shankara, Oh Shiva Shankara,
Who turns in to blessing,  the rise of the incurable pleasure of senses,
Who alters the sins committed of  finding fault with others,
By the act of liberating us, who gives us support in the jungle,
Of birth and death  by making our reaction peaceful.

3.Vishayaabhidha badisayudha pisithayithasukhatho,
Makarayitha gathi samsruthi krutha sahasa vipadham,
Paramalaya paripalaya  parithapithamanisam,
Shiva Shankara, Shiva Shankara  Hara may duritham.

Destroy my sufferings, Oh Shiva Shankara, Oh Shiva Shankara,
Who is the great weapon against  the fascination in senses and flesh,
Who is the adventurous path giving life  and help even in the path of crocodile,
Who is the divine temple which looks after the one with a pitiable mind.

4.Dayitha mama dhuhitha mama janani mama janako,
Mama kalpitha mathi santhathi marubhoomishu niratham,
Girija mukha janitha sukha vasathim kuru sukhinam,
Shiva Shankara, Shiva Shankara  Hara may duritham.

Destroy my sufferings, Oh Shiva Shankara, Oh Shiva Shankara,
Who is my darling , my daughter , my mother and my father,
Who is always my imaginary  help in the desert,
Who is always in the pleasure arising out of the mouth of Parvathi,.
Please fill my place of residence with pleasure.

5.Jani nasana mruthimochana Shiva poojana nirathe,
Abhitho adrusa midhameedrusa maha mahava ithihaa,
Gaja kachapa janithasrama vimalee kuru sumathi,
Shiva Shankara, Shiva Shankara  Hara may duritham.

Destroy my sufferings, Oh Shiva Shankara, Oh Shiva Shankara,
Who destroys birth , saves from death those who are busy in worship of Shiva,
Who is not afraid , not seen and is indeed the greatest God,
Who wears  the hide ofan elephant , make my mind and thoughts pure.

6.Thwayi thishtathi  sakala sthithi  karunathmani hrudaye,
Vasu margana  krupane Kshana  manasaa shiva vimukham,
Aakrutha aahnika  suposhaka mavathad giri suthayaa,
Shiva Shankara, Shiva Shankara  Hara may duritham.

Destroy my sufferings, Oh Shiva Shankara, Oh Shiva Shankara,
Who has within himself  everything and a heart full of mercy,
Who is indifferent to those misers  who do not for a second think of Shiva,
And who is the personification of Vedas and who adores Parvathi.

7.Pithara vathi sukha da vithi  sisunaa krutha hrudayou,
Shivaya  hrutha bhayake  hrudhi janitham  thava sukrutham,
Ithi may shiva Hrudayam  bhava bhavathath  thava dhayaya
Shiva Shankara, Shiva Shankara  Hara may duritham.

Destroy my sufferings, Oh Shiva Shankara, Oh Shiva Shankara,
Who made the hearts of children long for the happiness of their ancestors,
Who due to his grace created a  longing of surrender  to Lord Shiva,
And  who keeps away the fear of birth and death  from those who have Shiva in heart.

8.Saranagatha bharanasritha  karunamrutha  jaladhe,
Saranam thava Charanou  shiva mama  samsruthi vasathe,
Parichinmaya  jagadhamaya  bhishaje nathiravathaath,
Shiva Shankara, Shiva Shankara  Hara may duritham.

Destroy my sufferings, Oh Shiva Shankara, Oh Shiva Shankara,
Who is the ocean of the nectar of mercy who looks after those surrendering to him,
Who  makes  those who surrender to his feet  live in the world of shiva,
And who is the doctor  who piled up the sound of the river all over the world.

9.Vividhaadhi  bhirathi bheethi  bhira krutha adhika sukrutham,
Satha koteeshu  narakadhishu  hatha pathaka vivasam,
Mruda maamava  sukreethi  bhava shivayaa saha krupayaa,
Shiva Shankara, Shiva Shankara  Hara may duritham.

Destroy my sufferings, Oh Shiva Shankara, Oh Shiva Shankara,
Who is the great luck who drives away several types of  fears,
Who is the merciful shiva who helps those helpless ones who suffer ,
For billions of years  in the hell by making them lucky  and avoid further births.

10 Kali nasana gara lasana  kamlasana vinutha,
Kamalapathi  nayanarchitha  karunakruthi charana,
Karunakara muni sevitha bhava sagara harana,
Shiva Shankara, Shiva Shankara  Hara may duritham.

Destroy my sufferings, Oh Shiva Shankara, Oh Shiva Shankara,
Who destroys ills of Kali age , who swallowed poison , who is worshipped by Brahma,
Who is extremely merciful and worshipped by Lord Vishnu by his eyes,
Who due to his mercy saves the sages  and destroys the ocean of births and deaths.

11.Vijithendriya vibhudarchitha Vimalambuja charana,
Bhava nasana bhaya nasana Bhajithangitha hrudaya,
Phani bhooshana muniveshana madanathaka saranam,
Shiva Shankara, Shiva Shankara  Hara may duritham.

Destroy my sufferings, Oh Shiva Shankara, Oh Shiva Shankara,
Whose pure feet is worshipped by the wise ones who have won over their sense organs,
Who destroys the birth cycle , destroys fear and wears the heart of those worshipping him,
And who decorates himself with snake , has the look of sages and killed the God of love.







No comments: