Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Dainyashtakam


Dainyashtakam
(Octet on the pitiable one)

By
Haridasa

Translated by
P.R.Ramachander

(A prayer from one of those saints who was the exponent of Pushti marg  of Sri Vallabhacharya)

1.Sri Krishna Gokuladheesa  , nanda gopa  thanuthbhava ,
Yasoda Garbha samoothbhava , mayi dheene krupam kuru.

Oh Krishna, Oh Lord of Gokula , Of son of  Nanda gopa,
Oh Lord born   to Yasodha , Please  show mercy on me who is pitiable .

2.Vrujananda, vrujavasa , Vruja sthree hrudhya sthitha,
Vruja leela krutha  nithyam mayi dheene krupam kuru

Oh God who was happy in Vraja, who lived in Vraja , Who was in the heart of Vraja maidens,
Oh God  who played in Vraja country , daily show mercy on me who is pitiable.

3.Sri Bhagwatha bhavartha rasathman Rasikathmaka,
Nama leela vilasartham , mayi  dheene krupaam kuru.

Oh God  who is learned in the divine meaning and one enjoys  it and   Who is the soul of connoisseur
For the sake of the sport  attached to your name show mercy  on me who is pitiable.

4.Yasoda hrudayananda vihithangana ringana,
Alkavrutha vakthrabja , mayi  dheene krupaam kuru .

Oh God who made  mind of Yasoda happy  Oh God who was mischievous to the approved extent,
Oh God covered by his curly hair , Oh God with lotus like face , show mercy on me who is pitiable.

5.Viraharthi vruthasthathma, anguna Ghana sruthi Priya,
Maha dainya  dhayoth Bhootha , mayi  dheene krupaam kuru .

Oh God whose nature  is being love sick < oh God who is interested in hearing numerous songs with sruthi,
Oh God who has great  pity on those who are pitiable , show mercy on me who is pitiable.

6.Athyasaktha janasakthaa , paroksha bhajana Priya,
Paramananda sandoha, mayi  dheene krupaam kuru .

Oh good who has great desire, Oh God who likes people  , Oh God Who likes singing about him,
Oh  bundle of divine joy  , show mercy on me who is pitiable.

7.Nirodha Shuddha hrudaya dayitha , Geetha mohithaa,
Aathyanthika viyogathmana , mayi  dheene krupaam kuru .

Oh God who has commitment  to  give  a good heart,Oh God who likes songs ,
Oh God who has a soul of great separation , Show  mercy on me  who is pitiable.

8.Swachaarya hrudaya sthayi leelaa , sathyudha prabho,
Sarvadhaa saranam yathe , mayi  dheene krupaam kuru .

Oh God who has permanently  sportfilled mind as  a  habit, Oh Lord with hundred weapons,
I am always sureendering to you , show mercy on me who is pitiable.

Pancha Nadheeswarashtakam


Pancha Nadheeswarashtakam

Translated by
P.R.Ramachander

(This octet is about the God presiding over Thiruvayaru temple  near Kumbakonam..That small town has five rivers flowing through it and all the three Carnatic Trinity   was born there.

1.Mahadeva Bhavakara Neelakanda trilochana ,
Shiva Sankara  sarvathman, Pahi Pancha nadheepathe .

Protect me lord of the five rivers  who is the great god  , Who is Lord Shiva, 
The blue necked one, One with three  eyes , Sankara  and the  soul  of all beings.

2.Tripuranthaka sarvesa , chandra shekara , dhoorjade ,
Vamadeva , krathu dwamsin , Raksha Pancha nadhee pathe.

Protect me oh lord of five rivers, who destroyed Tripuras , who wears  the moon,
Who has a disheveled hair  , Who is Vamadeva  and one who destroys might.

3.Deva deva jagannatha  , Parvathi Ramana prabho,
Bhoothesa   sarva koumare , Raksha Pancha nadhi pathe.

Protect me oh lord of five rivers , who is the God of gods  , Who is God of universe,
Who is the lord Making Parvathi happy , Who is Lord of Bhoothas  and who is always youthfull.

4.Shambho, Pasupathe  , Sthano , Gangadhara , mrudavyaya ,
Nagabharana Viswesa  , Raksha Pancha nadhi pathe.

Protect me oh lord of five rivers, Who is Shambu, Who is lord of all beings , Who is the carrier of Ganga ,
Who is Lord  of Parvathi   and lord of the universe wearing  serpent ornament.

5.Pinakapane, Srikanda , Kapala krutha sekara ,
Aghora sathyojathathwam , pahi  Pancha nadhi pathe.

Protect me oh lord of five rivers, Who holds the bow called Pinaka , Who has a divine neck  ,
Who is one who collects skulls , who was  born out of horrific truth,(Who is approachable by aghora saints)

6.Soolin,  Khapardhin , Gireesa, BHavodbhava  , manonmama,
Asthi bhoosha Dhaya Sindho , pahi  Pancha nadhi pathe.

Protect me oh lord of five rivers, Who  holds trident , Who has braided knotty hair  ,
Who is the lord of the mountain , who destroys Karma , Who is within the mind ,
Who decorates himself with bones  and who is the ocean of mercy.

7.Vyomakesa , thrayee naga, vedambuja Bhaskara ,
Swayam prakasa chidroopa, pahi  Pancha nadhi pathe.

Protect me oh lord of five rivers,who has sky as hair , who has three serpents,
Who is sun that opens the  lotus of Vedantha  , Who shines of his own and has a divine form.

8.Sarpa rajordhwa sampatha , jada mandala  manditha,
PInakamruga  drug deva , pahi  Pancha nadhi pathe.

Protect me oh lord of five rivers,Who has a long king of snakes  with him,
Who has  matted hair  surrounding his head and who is the God who holds Pinaka and the deer.

9.Mamashtaka  midham stotram  prathiyama viseshatha ,
Padathe  vanchitham sarvam  prayaschami  dwithoma.

This octet composed by me   is  special in different periods of time  ,
And oh Brahmin,  one who reads it would get his desires fulfilled.

10.Panchapakesa  Japyesa pranatharthi harethi cha.
Japen nama thrayam nithyam   , punarjanmam na  vidhyathe.

Those who daily   chant the   three names Panchapakesa,
Pranatharthi as well as Hara , would not have rebirths.

11.Raksha Pancha nadhee nada , Dhayasindho, Maheswara,
Anadha nadha bhakthanaam    abhaya pradha  Sankara.

The  Great God , the ocean of mercy   and god of the five rivers ,
That Sankara, the lord of orphans would give protection to his devotees.






Mahalingashtakam


Mahalingashtakam

By
Gopala

Translated by
P.R.Ramachander

1.Mahalingam  , Mahadevam , Maheswaram, Umapathim,
SAmbam , Madhyarjunesam tham gurum devam nathoismyaham.

I  am the devotee of  That great Linga,  that  great deva , that  great god  , The consort of Uma,
Who is Samba   , the God of  madhyarjuna(thiruvidai marudur)  , The teacher  and the great God.

2.Jyothi roopam, Krishna roopam, sarva roopam, jagad pathim,
Ishatartha sidhitham  shambhum , Mahalingam, nathosmyaham.

I am the devotee of the shining form, the black form, the one who is all forms ,
The Lord of the universe, Shambhu who fulfills our desires and  the great linga.

3.Kasi kshethra samanamcha , kailasadhadhikam priyam,
Saswatha sthira vasam cha , Mahalingam nathosmyaham.

I am the devotee of that great linga , Who stays in a place  equal to Benares ,
Which is greater than Kailasam   and who stays   there  permanently.

4.Brahad kuchamba sahitham , mookamba thapa saphalam,
Ganadhyaksham  , shanmukhancha  , Mahalingam nathosmyaham.

I am the great devotee of that linga  along with Ganesa  and  Shanumhka,
As well as Brahadkuchambal  , who made the penance of Mookamba fruitful.

5.Pradakshinath Aswamedham , Namanath Vajapeyakam,
Stotrath  Sri Rajasooyakhyam , smaranath mukthi  dhayakam.

Going round him is equal to Aswamedha , saluting him is equal to Vajapeya ,
Chanting prayers  is equal to Rajasooya   and thinking about him, one gets salvation.

6.Kshethra vasascha nirmuktha  , Theertha snanayi sadaa suchi,
Panchakshara japaschaiva , Mahalinga prathushyathi.

By staying in the temple one gets liberated , By taking bath in sacred waters, you will become ever pure,
And by chanting “Om Namashivaya”   the God Maha linga   would become happy.

7.Ya Pradosha  Mahalingam  Rudra japath pradoshayeth,
Sa sarva roga nirmuktha   sathayusha   sukhamethathu.

That Mahalingam can be made happy by  chanting Rudra during Pradosham,
And he who chants would get rid  of al diseases and live for  one hundred years.

8.Darsanath sarva papagnam , namanath vanchitha pradham,
Smaranath sarva sayujyam , Mahalingam  nathosmyaham.

I am the devotee of that great linga , seeing which all sins would be destroyed,
Saluting which all desires would be fulfilled and meditating on which he gets merged with god.

9.Mahalingashtakam  stotram  , krutham kashtougha nasanam,
Mahalinga prerithena   Gopalena krutham Shubham.

The prayer of the octet  addressed to Mahalinga which destroys all sufferings,
Was composed by Gopala as per encouragement of Mahalinga. Let there be good.






Gopi Jana Vallabha Ashtakam


Gopi Jana Vallabha Ashtakam
(The octet  of the consort  of the Gopis)

Translated by
P.R.Ramachander

(I do not know who is the author   of this great stotra)

1,Saroja nethraya krupayudhaya,
Mandhara maalaa paribhooshithaya,
Udara hasaya, lasan  mukhaya,
Namosthu Gopi jana Vallabhaya

Salutation to the  Lord  of all Gopis,
Who has lotus like eyes, who has mercy as a weapon,
Who decorates himself with mandhara  garlands,
Who is generous in his smile   and has a shining face.

2.Aananda ananandadhika dhayakaya,
Bhagi bhaga  prana vinasakaya ,
Mrugendra hasthagraja  bhooshanaya,
Namosthu Gopi jana Vallabhaya

Salutation to the  Lord  of all Gopis,
Who grants us joy and greater  joy,
Who is the killer of Rakshasa  and Rakshasis,
And Who wears  the nails   of tigers.

3.Gopala leela krutha kouthukaya ,
Gopalaka jeevana jeevanaya ,
Bhakthaikagamyaya  , nava priyaya,
Namosthu Gopi jana Vallabhaya

Salutation to the  Lord  of all Gopis,
Who  is curious in  the sports of cowherds,
Who lived   the life of a cowherd,
And who after  the coming of devotion ,
Is interested  in the new forms.

4.Mandhaana baanda akhila banjanaya,
Hayyangaveenasa naraanjanaya,
Goswadhu  dugdamrutha  poshithaaya,
Namosthu Gopi jana Vallabhaya

Salutation to the  Lord  of all Gopis,
Who  broke open  several pots,
Who destroyed the horse like asura , Who is black coloured,
And who is brought up by nectar like milk of cows.

5.Kalindhajakoola   kuthuhalaaya,
Kisora roopaya  manoharaya,
Pisanga vasthraya  narothamaya,
Namosthu Gopi jana Vallabhaya



Salutation to the  Lord  of all Gopis,
Who used to become happy on the banks of Yamuna,
Who was extremely pretty   as a lad,
Who wore reddish yellow dress and was  a great human being,

6.Daradarapaya daradaraya srung-,
Ara haravali shobithaya,
Samastha gargokthi  sulakshanaya,
Namosthu Gopi jana Vallabhaya

Salutation to the  Lord  of all Gopis,
Who is like the water bearing cloud,
Who is the one who lifted the mountain,
Who shines in shining pretty necklace  ,
Who is all the teachings of Garga   and who has a very pretty form.

7.Ibendra kumba sthala  gandanaya ,
Videsa vrundavana mandanaaya,
Hamsaya, kamsasura  mardhanaya,
Namosthu Gopi jana Vallabhaya

Salutation to the  Lord  of all Gopis,
Who broke the forehead  of the great elephant,
Who decorated Vrundavana as well outside places,
Who was  a great sage who  killed the asura called  Kamsa.

8.Sri Devaki soonu  , vimokshanaaya ,
Kshath Udhava Akroora  vara pradhaya,
Gathasi   sankabja   chathurbhujaya,
Namosthu Gopi jana Vallabhaya

Salutation to the  Lord  of all Gopis,
Who is son of Devaki, Who is one gives salvation,
Who gave boons to Udhava and Akroora who were  his assistants,
And who has four hands carrying  mace  , conch and  lotus.




Sri Devi ashtakam


Sri Devi ashtakam

By
Yogananda

Translated by
P.R.Ramachander

1.Mahadevim , Maha Shakthim,  Bhavanim, Bhava vallabham,
Bhavarthi banjanakarim   thwaam  loka  Matharam.

Oh great goddess, Oh great power  , Oh Bhavani  , Oh consort of Lord Shiva,
Oh goddess who destroys Karma  and desire , you are  the mother of the world.

2.BHaktha Priyam , Bhakthi gamyam , Bhakthaanaam Keerthi vardhikaam,
Bhava priyaam, sathim   devim, Vandhe  Thwam Bhaktha Vathsalaam.

Oh goddess who likes her devotees , Oh Goddess who can be approached  by devotion  ,
Oh Goddess who increases  the fame of her devotees , Oh  Darling of Lord Shiva  ,
Oh Sathi devi , I salute you who loves   your devotees.

3.Annapurnam, Sada purnam  , parvathim parva poojithaam,
Maheswarim, vrusharoodaam   , vandhe thwaam Parameswarim.

Oh Annapurna, Oh Goddess  who is always complete , Oh Parvathi , Oh Goddess worshipped during festivals,
Oh Great Goddess , Oh Goddess who rides on a bull , I salute you  who is the greatest goddess.

4.Kala Rathrim, Maha Rathrim , Moha Rathrim, Janeswarim,
Shiva kanthaam, Shambhu Shakthim,  Vande thwam jhananim umam.

Oh Black night  , Oh great night  oh night of passion  , Oh goddess  of wisdom,
Oh Consort of Shiva , Oh power of Shiva , I salute  you who is mother Uma.

5,Jagat karthrim, Jagad dhatrim   Jagat samhara   Karinim,
Munibhi samsthuthaam  badram  , vandhe thwam  moksha dayinim.

Ph cause of the world, Oh mother of the world, Oh  destroyer  of the world,
Oh Goddess  prayed by sages, Oh  gentle lady  , I salute you  who grants salvation.

6.Deva dukha haram ambaam , sadaa  deva sahayakaam,
Muni devai sadaa sevyaam  , vande thwam deva  poojithaam.

Oh Mother  who puts an end to sorrows of devas, Oh helper of devas,
Oh Goddess always served by sages and devas, I salute you who is worshipped  by devas.

7.Trinethraam , Sankarim , gowrim boga moksha pradhaam Shivaam,
Maha mayaam, jagad  bheejam , Vandhe thwaam Jagad  easwarim.

Oh three eyed one, Oh Sankari  , Oh Gowri Oh Goddess who grants pleasure and salvation , Oh consort of Lord Shiva,
Oh great illusion  , Oh seed of the world  , I salute  you who is the goddess  of the world.

8.Saranagatha jeevanaam , sarva dukha vinasinim,
Sukha sampathkarim nithyaam,  vande thwam prakruthim paraam.

Oh goddess who destroys all the sorrows of beings surrendering to you,
Oh Goddess  who grants wealth and pleasure , I salute you who is the divine nature.

9.DEvyashtakamidham punyam Yoganandena nirmitham,
Ya padeth bhakthi bhavena labhathe sa param sukham.

If  this octet on the Goddess  written by Yogananda ,
Is read with devotion ,by any one, he would get pleasure as well as divinity.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Sloka prayers for solving various problems


Sloka prayers  for solving  various problems

Compiled by
Sri Vathsa   Somadeva Sharma

Translated by
P.R.Ramachander

     These slokas and the method  of chanting them have been taken from a book  “Stotra Chinthamani”  Compiled by  Sri Vathsa  Somadeva  SArma and published in Tamil by Surabhi Jagatguru  SAthabdhi publications , Madras

1.For getting rid of diseases
   (Prayer is addressed  to Balambika oif Vaitheeswaran koil0

Bakambikesa Vaidhyesa , bhava roga haredusa,
Japen nama thrayam nithyam Maha roga nivaranam,

Lord of Balambika,  God of doctors, Hara the god who removes disease of birth and death,
He who reads   these three names daily, would get rid of great diseases.

2.For getting rid of diseases
(chant this 108 times and apply sacred ash.Disease would go away .If it is serious repeat for 40 days,)

Achyutha, Anantha  , Govinda  nama ucharana   Beshajath
Nasyanthi sakalaa  rogaa , sathyam sathyam Vadamyaham

Achyutha, Anantha  , Govinda , after    reciting these names,
All diseases would be destroyed, I am telling the truth, the truth.


3.For getting rid of misery
(To be read eight times)

Duswapna , dusshakuna , durgathi, dhourmanasya,
Durbiksha , duevyasana  dussasha   duryasamsi,
Uthpatha thapa  , visha bheethim  asathkara karthim,
Vyadheemscha  nasayathu may   jagathaam adheesa.

Oh owner and lord of this universe , please    destroy ,
Bad dreams, bad omens , bad fate  , a sick mind ,
Famine . sorrow , unbearable  pain, bad name  ,
The  growing sorrow, fear of poison and misery created by planets.

4.To get rid of bad dreams

To get the effect of reading Shiva SAhasranama
(To be read three  times)

Shivo, Maheswaraschaiva , Rudhro , Vishnu , pithamaha ,
SAmsara  Vaidhya , Sarvesa , Paramathma SAdashiva.

Shive, Maheswara, Rudra, Vishnu  , Brahm,
The doctor of domestic life, The god of all ,  the divine soul  and the Sadashiva.

5.To get desires fulfilled
(this  has to be chanted 108 times after bath for 40 days.)

Yekam Brahmaiva, advitheeyam samastham,
SAthyam sathyam  neha naanaasthi kinchith,
Yeko Rudra na advitheeyathasthe ,
Thasmath   yekam thwaam  prapadhye  mahesam.

Brahma is only one and he does not have two,
This is the truth, the  truth and all other things are lie,
Rudra is only  one and he does  not have any two,
And so Oh great God  I salute you who is only one

6.To avoid bad dreams
  (Chant 3 times before retiring to bed)

Achyutham, Kesavam  , Vishnum , Harim  , SAthyam , Janardhanam,
Hamsam Narayanam    Krishnam japeth   Duswapna SAnthaye.

He who chants “Achyutha  , Kesava , Vishnu  ,  Hari , Sathya   and Janardhana,
Hamsa  , Narayana  and Krishna , would make his bad dreams peaceful.

7.To get rid of sins
(chant it three times as soon as you get up. Sins done in the previous day will vanish.)

Vishnum, NarayanAM , Krishnam, Madhavam, Madhusudanam,
‘Harim naraharim vandhe   Govindham  , dadhi Vamanam.

I salute Vishnu  , Narayana , Krishna , Madhava , Madhusudana,
Hari  , Narasimha , Govinda     and Vamana

8.To get  rid of incurable diseases
(chant this 1008 times in the morning for 40 days)

Om Nama paramarthaya   purushaya  Mahathmane  ,
Aroopa bahu roopaya  , vyapine paramathmane .

Om I  salute   the Purusha  who is the truth and  a Great one ,
Who is without form , who has several forms , Who is the divine soul who is spread everywhere.

9.To get result equal to performing a Yaga

Namaskara  Smrutho Yagna , sarva Yagna  , uthamam, Uthama ,
Namami sathatham  Samedhava   Praseedathu.

Salutations  to smruthi  , Yagna(fire sacrifice), All yagnas are great , and great  ,
I always salute  Devas  and let the Good fire sacrifices be pleased  with me.

10.To get effect of Performing Oupasana
(This has to be chanted at dawn, non and dusk)

Chathurbischa  Chathrbischa  thwabhyaam panchaprevasha,
Hooyadesa  punar dwaabhyaam  sano  Vishnu praseedathu.

Using four things, four things , you enter the fifth stage  ,
  In the case of  fire sacrifice     and Lord   Vishnu would be pleased with you.

11.To remove the sins of not doing  rituals properly.
(Chanting this thrice in the morning and in evening  ,
Removes sin of not doing Sandhya  as well as doing  it late.)

Paaramparam  Vishnu  Apara  para  para  prebhya Parmathma roopi,
Sa Brahmapara  para paara   Bhootha  para  paraanaam  Abhipara  Bhootha.

Vishnu who has  the form of divine God  makes us cross from one shore  to another,
As he is   shore to  the sea of sorrow  as well as sea of   the cycle of birth and death.

12.Prayer  to Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva.

Namasthe sthanum   anagam  namaye vanamalinam,
Namasye  halalam gale eesaanam  , Namasyeaham  Sriya pathim

I salute the ever permanent one  , I salute him who wears  the forest garland,
I salute he who has halahala  poison  in the  neck , I salute consort of Lakshmi.

13.To prevent messengers from God of death  from troubling us
(The messangers of Yama will not trouble us if we chant  this prayer)

Vishno  , Nrusimha , Madhusoodana  , Chakrapane,
Gowripathe  , Gireesa, Sankara , Chandra chooda,
Narayana , Asura nibarhana , Sarangapane  ,
THyajyaa badaya   ithi santhatham  AAmanandi

I always pray   that   the messengers of Yama  should be kept away,
Oh Vishnu, Oh Man lion  , Oh killer  of Madhu . Oh holder  of Chakra ,
Oh consort of Parvathi , Oh God  of the mountain  , Oh Sankara, Oh God who wears  the moon,
Oh Narayana, Oh killer  of Asuras , Oh holder  of  SAranga.

14.Trimurthi Sthuthi
(Prayer to the trinity . Chanting  it three times,
Destroys sin committed   by mind, words and body)

Srujathi Vidhi  samaakhya Rajasena  Aathmana asou,
Vahathi Hari samakhya  Sathwa nishta prapancham,
Harathi  hara  samakhya    thamasim  yethya  vruthim,
Madhu  Madana  Mahimnaam  asthi Vethaa nakopi.

As Brahma  he creates   the world  and has Rajasic qualities,
As Vishnu  he  takes care of its upkeep  and has  Sathwa qualities,
As Shiva  , he destroys the world and has thamasic qualities,
And who can really  know  the  greatness of killer of Madhu?

For increase in knowledge , to pass  in examination
(this has to be chanted eight times in the morning

15.Bhashyathi sarva sashtraani  , yechanye niyamaa thadhaa ,
Aksharanicha  sarvaani  thwanthu  devu namosthuthe.

I salute her who is the goddess  of interpretation of  all Sastras ,
As well as other works laying down rules as well as all alphabets.

16.To attract one individual
(Chant 108 times, writing every time  the name of person,
Who has to be attracted on saffron on turmeric powder and wear that powder.)

Trilokya mohanaakare , trilokya pari poojithe ,
Trilokyam they vase, devi trilokyammay vasam kuru).

Oh Goddess who has a form that attracts all the three  worlds,
Oh Goddess who is worshipped   by all the three  worlds,
Oh Goddess  who has all the three  worlds in her control,
Please put all the three   worlds   under my control.

17.To destroy sin committed by the mind
(This has to be chanted eight times at dawn and dusk)

Vibhatheeya Shivasane , Shivena saakam  avyaya,
Hiranmaye  Athinirmale  Namami thaam  Himathrijaam.

I salute  her   who sits with Lord Shiva  on the shining seat of Shiva  ,
The golden goddess  , who is extremely pure   and who is daughter of Himalayas.

18.To get cured of poxes
(To be chanted   108 times for three days ,  for the sick man by  another one,
Standing in water )

Vandeham Seethalaam devim  rasabasthaam  , digambaraam,
Marjanee kalasopetham  visphota kavi nasinim.

I salute the Goddess Sitala(cold one)  sitting on a donkey , wearing the sky as cloth ,
Who holds in her hand  a broomstick and a pot , who would cure all poxes.

19.To increase  memory  and avoid loss of memory
(To be chanted   108 times daily)

Yaa devi sarva bhootheshu  Smruthi roopena samshthithaa,
Namasthasyai  , namasthasyai, namasthasyai namo nama.

I salute her, salute her    and salute   her , who exists,
In all beings in the form of  memory.

20.To get cured  of Cholera
(Take water in a copper pot and chant this 108  times,
And make the patient drink the water.,If you daily chant this ,
You would not get  attacked by Cholera.)

Namo Bhagwathi thwam  may Vishnu SAkthi haraa shubham,
Uthsadaya   naya kshipram  dhoore  kuru vishoochikaam,

Salutations the Goddess  who is the power of Lord Vishnu ,
Please destroy   and quickly throw for a long distance the attack of Cholera.

21.To get rid of diseases of the eye
(to be chanted 12 times daily , 108 times  on Sundays and first of the Sanskrit months,
And should be offered Jaggery rice as  Naivedhya. This is a part of my  post of Soorya sthava Raja)

Vivarthano  Vivaswaam cha Marthando, Bhakaro Ravi,
Loka prakasaka  , Sriman Loka Chakshu  Maheswara,
Loka Sakshi  , Trilokesa  , Kartha , hartha  thamiraha ,
Thapana  Thapanaischaiva    Suchi  Sapthaswa vahana  ,
Gabasthi hastha  brahmanya  sarva deva  namaskrutha ,
SAreera  aarogyadaschaiva   Dhana vrudgi  Yasaskara.


The transformer, one who shines  , bird of the sky  , the one who lights ,one who bestows,
One who lights the world  , the eye of the world  , the great lord,
The witness of the world  , The god of three worlds, the doer, the destroyer and killer of night ,
He who heats he who cools  , the pure one, one who rides on seven horses,
He who has shining hands, one who has realized Brahman  , one who is saluted by all devas,
He who improves health     , increases wealth and fame.

22.To remove Balarishta
(this has to be chanted 100 times , written on a card and hung on the cradle
Of the baby.This would remove difficulties during child hood.)

Brahma, Vishnu  , Shiva, Skandha  , Gowri, Lakshmir Maheswara,
Rakshanthu  jwara  dahartham  Munchanthu cha   Kumarakam

Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu  , Lord Shiva, Lord Subrahmanya  ,Goddess  Parvathi, Goddess Lakshmi, The greatest god,
May protect from fever and thirst   and set free this baby  from all troubles.

23.To get rid of barrenness  among ladies
(these names of 18 Puranas should be chanted once daily  and 108 times in  the  Shukla Dwadasi of the Karthigai month)

Brahmam  , Padmam  , Vaishnavyancha  , SAivam , Bhagwadam thadaa,
Bavishyam  Naradheeyamcha  Markandeya    Adha param,
Aagneyam  Brahmam  Vaivartham   Lingam  Varaha meva cha,
Skandhamcha   Vamanam   KOurmam., Mathsyam  , Garudam  Meva cha,
Brahmandancha  puranadhi padathaam  puthrathaa nija

One who reads the names  of Brahma Purana  , Padma Purana , Vishnu Purana,, Saiva Purana,
Bhagwatha  , Bhavishya Purana  , Narada Purana  , Markandeya  Purana  ,
Agneya Purana  , Brahma vaivartha  Purana , Linga Purana, Varaha  Purana,
Skandha Purana   Vamana Purana , Koorma Purana  , Mathsya Purana, Garuda  Purana,
Brahamnda Purana   would definitely   get a son.

24.To give birth to a son
(Daily this has to be chanted 108 times, Payasa  offered as Naivedhya and distributed among children)

Kausalya Ajanayath Ramam, sarva lakshana Samyutham,
Vishno , ardham maha bagam puthram Ishvaku vardhanam.

Kausalya gave  birth to Rama   who was gifted with all good  qualities,
Who was  half of Vishnu  , who was great and increased the Ikshuvaku dynasty.

25.To get married quickly
(To be chanted by the girl or boy or their parents daily 108 times)

Janakasya vacha vichruthwaa paaneen panibhi asprusan,
Chathvarasthe   satha srunaam  Vasishtasya mathesthitha.

Hearing the words of Janaka  , the four  held  the hand by their hands ,
Of the daughters of Janaka  due to  the advice expressed   by Vasishta


26.To get rid  of diseases like epilepsy   and fainting
(Chant  108 times)

Gurave sarva lokanam, bhishaje  bhava roginam,
Nidhaye sarva vidhyanam, Dakshinamurthaye nama

Salutaions to thr God of South,
Who is the teacher of all the world,
Who is the doctor for all diseases,
And who is the store house of all knowledge.

27.To realize success in what we do
(As soon as you start some thing recite this ten times)

Sthutha si  thvam  Maha devi , visudhena antharathmana,
Jayo bhavathu  may nithyam   sarva  karye prasathatha.

Oh great goddess  I  pray you with a pure heart,
Please bless me that I succeed   in this   activity.

28.To get rid of danger
(daily pray ten times and when great  danger comes chant 1008 times)

Aapadam apa  hartharam dhataram  sarva sampadam,
Lokabhi ramam Sri ramam  bhooyo bhooyo namamyaham.

My prostrations to that Sri Rama,
Who removes all dangers in life,
Who gives all riches to his devotees,
And who is the darling of all the world.

29.To get rid of fear of enemy, To get rid of sorrow
(Salute Lord Rama   and chant 1008 times)

Aarthanaam aarthi hantharam  bheethanam bheetha nasanam,
Dwishatham kaladandam tham Ramachandram namamyaham

My salutations to that Ramachandra,
Who wipes of all miseries of the miserable,
Who wipes away all fear from those afraid,
And who is the God of death to his enemies.

30.To avoid  accidental death
(Chant this 1008 times and apply sacred ash)

Mruthyunjayaya Rudraya , Neelakantaq Shambhave ,
Amruthesaya  sarvaya  Mahadevaya   they nama.

Oh God who has won over death, Oh angry God , Oh God with blue neck , Oh Shambu,
Oh God of the nectar , Oh Shiva , Oh Mahadeva, I salute you.

31.To get the grace of Goddess
(Chant this ten times daily)

Pathaya vaa patale  , Sthapaya vaa  sakala  Bhuvana samraye,
Matha thava pada yugalam  , munchami naiva munchami.

Push me in to Patala or  establish me as the king of the universe,
Oh Mother , I would not leave your two feet, will not leave.

32.To get rid of fear of theft
(To be chanted daily before sleep)

Kanthareshva   sannannam magnanancha  Maharnave  ,
Dasyu  birvaa nirudhatham   thwam gathi  paramanruganaam.

When I am exhausted in the forest or drowning   in the sea ,
To those who suffer   due to thieves , you are the only shelter.


33.To avoid becoming a widow
(To be chanted by unmarried girls and Sumangalis three times   a day.)

Omkara poorvike Devi , Veena pusthaka   Dharini,
Vedambike , namasthubhyam  avaidavyam prayacha may.

Oh Goddess who was  prior to “Om” , who carried a book and a Veena,
Oh mother of Vedas I salute you, Please  do not make  me a widow.

34.To get rid  of dosha of widowhood
(After performing pooja to Thulasi , this should be chanted 12 times.)

Thanmoole sarva theerthaani   , yan madhye   sarva devathaa,
Yadagre sarva vedancha  , thulasim thaam namayaham.

I salute the Thulasi in whose reads all sacred waters stay,
In the middle of which all devas live and in the tip of which   all Vedas  exist.

35.To get the effect of having done Aswamedha
(this should be repeated  thrice in front of Thulasi plant)

Brinda , Brindavanee , Viswapoojithaa  , Viswapavani  ,
Pushpasara , nandhanee   cha  Thulasi Krishna jeevani

Brinda, One who is even Brindavana , One worshipped by the world , one which makes  world pure,
One who is essence of flowers, The daughter , Thulasi  and one who lives with Krishna.

36.To get blessing of Lakshmi/To get a job
(to be chanted 10 times daily .
On Fridays chant it 108 times after lighting a ghee lamp.

Sri devihi  amruthoth  bhootha   , Kamala , Chandra Shobhanaa,
Vishnu pathni  Vaishnavi cha  Vararohascha Sarngini,
Hari Priya  , Deva devi  , Mahalakshmischa Sundari

Sridevi , she who  rose with nectar , great  lotus like goddess , She who shines like moon,
Wife of Vishnu  , Consort of Vishnu  , Consort of Varaha  , She who holds Sarnga bow  ,
She who is darling of Hari , The Goddess of gods , Mahalakshmi, the pretty Goddess.



37.To get rid of poverty
(To be repeated three times in the dawn and at dusk)

Yaduth bhava , sathva rajasthamogunaa sargga,
Sthuthi dwamsa  nidhana karina,
Yadichayaa  viswamidam  bhava bhavou thaothi,
Moola prakruthim nathasmatrhaam.

We salute   that primeval power   from whom  ,
The sathva, Rajas and Thamo gunas originated ,
And are engaged in creation, upkeep and destruction of the world,
And due to her wish  the world   does good or bad deeds.

38.To get rid of worries and depression.
(Daily chant this three  times at dawn and dusk)

Namo mathsya  koormadhi  nanaswaroopa roopai  ,
Sadaa bhaktha karya  udyathaya aarthi hanthre ,
Vidathraathi  sarga  sthithi dwamsa karthre, 
Gadhaa  sankha  padmari hasthaya  thesthu.

Salutations to the one  who took different forms like Fish  and Turtle,
Who is always engaged in helping     his devotees,
Who gets the job of creation , upkeep and destruction by Lord  Brahma and others,
And who holds the mace  conch  , Lotus flower in his hands .

39.To salute  Brahmins
(Sloka told before saluting Brahmins)

Viprogha Darasanath  sadhya ksheeyanthe  paparasAYA,
Vandanath mangala avapthi , archanath achyutham.

On seeing a Brahmin group all   sins would go away,
On saluting them we get auspiciousness  and
By worshipping them  We get the world of Achyutha.

40.To sprinkle the   water used to wash the feet  of a Brahmin

SAmastha sampath samavapthi  hethava  samudhitha, aapathkula dhooma  kethava,
Apara samsara  samudhra sethava  punanthu maam  Brahmana pada pamsava.

Let this dust of the feet of Brahmin ,
Which is the cause of attainment  of all wealth,
Which is a destructive comet for  expected dangers
And is a bridge to the endless  ocean of Samsara,
To give endless   satisfaction to our manes

41.For cleaning the ground to do chanting
(To be chanted before chanting the names of God)

Apasarpanthu  ye bhoothaa , ye bhoothaa  bhuvi samsthithaa,
Ye bhoothaa vignakarthaara   dehaschanthu  Shiva aagnayaa

These Bhoothas which spy on me   and these Bhoothas who are on earth ,
This Bhootha which create obstacles  may go away  due to the order of Lord Shiva.

42.To clean the water in the kalasa(pot) meant for worship

Kalasaya mukhe  Vishnu  , Kanda Rudra  Samasrutha,
Kukshouthu  sagaraa sarve   sapthakveepaa vasundaraa.
Rig vedadha   Yajurveda , Sama vedhopi atharvana,
Angaischa sahithaa  Vedaa kalasambu  samasrithaa,
Gangecha Yamune chaiva  Godavari Saraswathi,
Narmadhe Sindhu Cauvery  Jalesmin sannidhim kuru.

On the face of the pot is Lord Vishnu, on its  neck is Rudraa,
On its stomach  is  the sea, seven islands   and  earth,
Rig Veda , Yajur Veda, Sama Veda    and Atharvana Veda,
Along with their branches are present  in the pot,
Also river Ganga, Yamuna  , Godavari, Saraswathi,
Narmada , Sindhu and Cauvery are  present in the water inside.

43.For ringing the bell   during worship

AAgamatrhanthu devaanaam  gamanarthanthu  Raakshasaam,
Kuru gandaravam   thathra  devathahvana  lanchanam.

For the coming  of  devas and for going away of the asuras,
Make   that sound  which  would be welcoming the devas.

44.To pour the water in Conch round the god

Sankhamadhye  sthitham thoyam SAnkaropari,
Anga lagnam manushyaanaam  Brahmahathyaa aayudham saheth.

If the water in the conch  which was poured over Lord Shiva,
Touches  the body  of  human being, Even the sin ofkilling a Brahmin would go away.

45.To take the sacred water after  anointing God

1.Akala mruthyu haranam , sarva vyadhi nivaranam,
SAmastha papa kshaya karam , Shiva(Vishnu) padodakam

The   water washing    the feet   of Lord Shiva(vishnu)
Would  avoid accidental early deaths , Would  cure  all diseases,
And would also destroy all the sins  committed.

2.Darasanth nikhila kilbishabhakam , sparsanath  Akhila,
Kamadham shubham,  Prasanasch parmartha  bodhakam,
Chandrachooda  saranodhakam Bhaje

I sing praises of water washing the feet of God who wears  the moon,
Which   removes all seen if seen , fulfills all desires just by  touching ,
Would give you realization  of Philosophy   by taking  it.

46.Prayer to the God

Anayasena marjanam , vinaa dainyena  jeevanam,
Dehi may krupayaa  Shambo  thwayi bhakthir achanjalaam.

Oh  God shambhu please grant  an easy death   ,
And a life without dependence,
To me who has unshaken faith in you.

47.To give away our duty   to God.

 Kayenavacha Manasendryrva budhyatmanava  prakrithai swabhawat,
Karomi yadyat sakalam parasmai narayanayethi samarpayami                       33


I offer all that I do,
To :Lord Narayana,
Whatever I do with my body,
Whatever I do with my mind,
Whatever I do with my brain,
Whatever I do with my soul,

48.As soon as we see  our food

Asmakam  nithyam  asthu  yethath

Let this be made available to me daily.

49.As soon as food is served  on the leaf

Annapurne Mahadevi , Shankara prana vallabhe ,
Jnana vairagya sidhyartham Bikshaam dehi  cha Parvathi

Oh great goddess Annapurna  , who is the dear wife of Lord Shiva,
Oh Parvathi , give me alms   for the sake  of wisdom and detachment.

50.After taking meals , the water which has been taken  by us
(The water remaining in hand after “amruthapi dhanamasi) 
Should be taken round the leaves and left on right side.
Say “ Annadatha Sukheebhava”-let those who gave food have a pleasant life)

Rourave  apunya  nilaye , Padma  arbudha  nivasinaam,
Artheenaam  udakam datham  akshayyam  upathishtathu.

In the hell called Raurava , to those  millions of souls,
Who need water  , May this water be available without getting over.

51.For food getting digested after   eating

Vathapi raksho baksha , sa thwam  Vindhya parvatha Garvahaa,
Samudhra Theertha  panaasu Jeernam kuru mamasanam

Oh sage  who ate Vatapi, Of sage who destroyed the  pride of Vindhyas,
Oh sage who drank the ocean water, please digest the food that I have taken

52.Saying this touch the water    and then the stomach

To do Pradakshina(circambulation0

Yaani kaani cha paapani  , Janmanthara kruthani cha,
Thani thani vinasyanthi Pradakshina pade pade

All those sins that were done over several births  ,
Would one by one get destroyed when we do Pradakshina.

53.Places of salvation

Daasanath  Abra sadasi , jananath Kamalalaye ,
Kasyanthu maranath mukthi , Smaranath arunachale

Seeing Chidambaram,  Being born in Thirivarur,
Dying in Benares and just thinking of Thiruvannamalai would lead to salvation.

54.The  greatness of Cauvery

Trirathram  Jahnavi thoye , Saptha rathranthu yamune ,
Sadhya punaati Cauvery  papam aamaranathikam.

All sins would be washed away  by taking bath for three  days in Ganges,
Seven days in Yamuna   and just by taking bath in Cauvery.

55.Seeing of Sethu in Rameswaram

Raghu veera pada nyasa  pavithra krutha  pamsave ,
dAsa kanda sirachedha  hethave sethave nama.

Oh place  which is made holy by the touch of the feet of Rama,
I salute you Sethu who is cause of slaying of Ravana.





Rama Krutha Parvatha Vardhini Ashtakam


Rama Krutha Parvatha Vardhini  Ashtakam

Translated by
P.R.Ramachander

(Parvatha Vardhini is the Consort of Lord Ramanatha   of Rameswaram.. Here is a rare octet  addressed to her.  It is supposed to have been written by Lord Rama himself .)

1.Sevyaam  sadhu janai  , Saroja nayanaam , poornenendu Bhimbananaam,
EEdyagama  Vedhibir muni ganai   dhyeyaam  SAda  yoghibhi,
Dhyeyaam   Dumburu, Narada  prapruthibhir  , Brahmathibhir poojithaam,
Vandhe  Parvatha vardhithaam  , smitha mukhim , Sri ramanadheswarim.

I salute  Goddess Parvatha Vardini , who has a smiling face , who is the Goddess  of Ramanadha,
Who is served by good people , who has a lotus like eyes, who has face  like the full moon,
Who is praised by Vedas mand groups  of  sages , who is meditated upon by Yogis,
Who is meditated upon by  Dumburu, Narada  and others and  is worshipped by Brahma  and others.

2.Gowrim  , Hara kireeta noopura  lasad Kandenndhu  bhooshanvithaam,
Vidhyaam  Vedasiropireedya  mahimaa meesana  dehaalaayam,
Bhakthabheshta vara pradhana chathuram  , samsara  samharineem,
Vandhe  Parvatha vardhithaam  , smitha mukhim , Sri ramanadheswarim.

I salute  Goddess Parvatha Vardini , who has a smiling face , who is the Goddess  of Ramanadha,
Who is Gowri  , who wears  the  crown, necklace, anklet    and crescent  of the moon,
Who is knowledge  , who has the greatness  of being served by  the head  of the  Vedas,
Who has the body of Shiva as her temple  , who is great  in granting  boons to devotees and who destroys the cycle of domestic life .

3.Maya mathra vinoda nirmitha   jagat rakshantha kruthyanvitham,
Sedhou sadaramakadakila   jagat kshemaya  samprasthithaam,
Bhakthagowka  , vanaanalojjwala  shikaam , rajeeva nethra dwayaam,
Vandhe  Parvatha vardhithaam  , smitha mukhim , Sri ramanadheswarim.

I salute  Goddess Parvatha Vardini , who has a smiling face , who is the Goddess  of Ramanadha,
Who is busy in protecting the world  which was  made by illusion   as  her sports,
Who is  respectfully  staying  on the Sethu(bridge)  for the protection   of the entire   world,
Who has hair shining like for the3 sake of devotees, and who has  two lotus like eyes.

4.Durge , Gowri, Bhavani , Parvathy Shive , Sarvani, Rudra priye,
Mathar loka jananya abheeshta varade , Sailendra kanye  , Ume,
Chinthatheethapathe, chiranthana nuthe , shad vakthra leelarathe,
Vandhe  Parvatha vardhithaam  , smitha mukhim , Sri ramanadheswarim.

I salute  Goddess Parvatha Vardini , who has a smiling face , who is the Goddess  of Ramanadha,
Who is Durga , Gowri , Bhavani  , Parvathi , Wife of Shiva , Wife of Sarva(shiva)  and darling of Rudra,
Who fulfills the wishes of ladies who are the mothers  of the world, Who is Uma, the daughter of king of mountain,
Who has the form that is beyond thought , who has been prayed to from ancient times, Who enjoys the play of The six headed one.

5.Gandarva amara, yakshapannagavathu, seemantha lagnangrike,
BHakthabheeshtatha  kalpa kayitha bujesamveekshidesanane,
Kandenthwankitha masthake , trinayane, Peethambare  , Shyamale,
Vandhe  Parvatha vardhithaam  , smitha mukhim , Sri ramanadheswarim.

I salute  Goddess Parvatha Vardini , who has a smiling face , who is the Goddess  of Ramanadha,
Who  has  on the partition of her hair  , Gandharwas, Devas, Yakshas  and serpents,
Whose hands fulfill the wishes of desires of her devotees, Who is the entrance to the heavens just by her look,
Who wears the moon on her head, who has three eyes  , Who wears yellow silk  and who is black in colour.

6.Gaythryadhi  sarojadhi kelagai  sadaa sevithaam,
Raja karna vilambi  kundala mani sreni prabha ranjithaam,
Uthunga  sthana Madhya yugma  vilasad haaraam, karrala alakam,
Vandhe  Parvatha vardhithaam  , smitha mukhim , Sri ramanadheswarim.

I salute  Goddess Parvatha Vardini , who has a smiling face , who is the Goddess  of Ramanadha,
Who is served always  by  Gayathri  amidst   the dancing  lotus flowers,
Who has stately   ear studs  on her ears, who is illuminated  by a series of lights ,
Who has her necklace lying on her two  lofty breasts  and who has splendid  curly locks.

7.Raksha raja vadauga  sodana krupaa  poornaava lokekshane,
Sarva vyakula  thapa soka samane , Samrajya soubhagyathe  ,
Hathya kauga  vinasana   sthuthipathe  , Mruthyunjaya ardhakruthe,
Vandhe  Parvatha vardhithaam  , smitha mukhim , Sri ramanadheswarim.

I salute  Goddess Parvatha Vardini , who has a smiling face , who is the Goddess  of Ramanadha,
Who  after killing the asura  kings , looks at  people   with a purifying complete  look,
Who puts an end to all worries , pains  and sorrows, Who brings luck to  the kingdom,
Who is prayed after  killing  of enemies  and who occupies  half part of him who won over death.

8.Chithadrsa  vikasi  varshama ruchiraam  , uthphulla  vakthrambujaam,
Veeksha labdha  Virincha , Vishnu  , vibhavaa  mapath   sahayangrikaam,
DEvim daivatha brundha   vanditha padhaam, daithyendra  samharineem,
Vandhe  Parvatha vardhithaam  , smitha mukhim , Sri ramanadheswarim.

I salute  Goddess Parvatha Vardini , who has a smiling face , who is the Goddess  of Ramanadha,
Who with her pure mind  is showering beauty , Who has a fully open lotus like face ,
Who  helps in time of danger  Brahma ,  Vishnu   and others  who look up to her,
Who is the Goddess  whose feet is saluted by hoards  of devas and who is the killer of  Asura kings.

9.Mathar  haimavatheeswari  trinayane   Dakshayani eesa priye,
Balendu ankitha masthake  ,  aruna ruche , Shad vakthra peetha sthane,
Maam Ramam  , Jankathmajaam    cha sahajam  Sugreeva mukhyaan kapeen,
SArvaan  thrahi  namosthuthe  , Bhagawathi  Sri Ramanadheswarim.

Oh Goddess   , Oh Goddess of Ramanadha , Oh mother  , Oh golden goddess,
Oh Daughter  of Daksha , Of darling of Lord Shiva , Oh Goddess  who wears the moon on her head ,
Oh goddess of brilliant red colour , Oh Goddess  whose breasts    are fed by the six headed god,
Me who is Rama , The  daughter of Janaka   and my friend Sugreeva and his monkey chiefs may please be protected.

Namo, namo , Gauri  punar namo nama Namashive , Raghava sannuthe  nama,
Namo  bhavanyai  Varade namo  Nama , Namo nama  Sankara  Vallabhe  nama.

Salutations and salutations to Gauri, again salutations,
Salutations  and salutations Oh Parvathi  , OH goddess prayed by Raghava , Salutations,
Salutations Bhavani , Salutations to Goddess  who blesses,
Salutations and Salutations to consort of Lord Shiva,  Salutations.








Veda Vyasas Bhagawathi stotram


Veda Vyasa’s Bhagawathi Stotram

By
Veda Vyasa

Translated by

P.R.Ramachander

(The Sanskrit text of this great prayer is available in http://www.riiti.com/866/bhagvati_stotram_by_vedavyas )

1.Jaya bhagawathi devi namo varade,
Jaya papa vinasini bahu baladhe,
Jaya Shumha Nishumba kapala dhare,
Pranamami  thu devi nararthi hare

Victory to Goddess Bhagawathi ,salutations to her who blesses,
Victory to destroyer of sins  who has several strengths,
Victory to her who holds the skull of Shumbha and Nishumbha,
Salutations to her who kills the enemies of men.

Jaya Chandra divakara  nethra dare,
Jaya pavaka Bhooshitha vakthra vare,
Jaya Bhairava  deha neeli na pare,
Jaya anthaka daithya visosha hare

Victory to her who has sun and moon as eyes,
Victory to her who is the ornament of blessed people,
Victory to her who  makes the body of Bhairava            ,
And she who makes the killer asuras weak.

Jaya mahisha vimardhini soola kare,
Jaya loka samastha papa hare,
Jaya devi pithamaha Vishnu nuthe,
Jaya Bhaskara chakra chiro vinathe

Victory with trident in hand killed Mahisha,
Victory to her who destroys sins of all people,
Victory to goddess to whom Vishnu and Brahma are devotees,
Victory to her to whom the Sun God and Chakra salute

Jaya shanmuga saydha  Isha nuthe,
Jaya sagara gamini  Shambhu nuthe,
Jaya dukha daridra vinasa kare,
Jaya Puthra kalathra vivrudhi kare

Victory to her who is praised  by Subrahmanya who is armed,
Victory to her  who is praised by Goddess Ganges who went to sea Through Lord shiva,
Victory to her who destroys sorrow and poverty,
Victory to her ho gives sons and wife

Jaya devi samastha sareera dhare,
Jaya naga vidarsani dukha kare,
Jaya vyadhi vinasini Moksha kare,
Jaya vanchitha darsini sidhi vare

Victory to her to carries all bodies,
Victory to her who shows heaven
Victory to her who destroys sickness and gives salvation,
Victory to her who gives the desired powers,

Ethad Vyasa krutham stotram Ya padeth niyatha suchi,
Gruhe vaa sudhi havena pretha hagwathi sad

If this prayer composed y sage Vyasa is chanted with the required purity,
In home or ith purity in mind, the goddess would love you always.

Namagiri Thayar Stotram for proficiency in Mathematics


Namagiri Thayar  Stotram

Translated by
P.R.Ramachander

(This prayer is addressed to Goddess Namagiri,  The goddess  in the Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple  in Namakkal in Tamil Nadu.   The mathematiocal genius  Dr.Srinivasa Ramanujam belonged to this place and considered  that his knowledge of Mathematics  was due to the grace of this goddess. He was fond of chanting the following stotra. Devotees believe that  chanting this stota would make you strong in Mathematics. The original stotra in Tamil is available in

Sri Vidya Mantra Ratna Prakatitha Vibhavaa
Sri Subalaapoorna Kaama, sarveshaprathidhaa
Sakala suranoothaa Sarvasaamraajyathaathri
Lakshmi Sri Veda Garba Vidhurathu Mathisaa Vishwa Kalyaanabhooma
Vishwa Kshemaatham Yoga Vimala Gunavathi Vishnu Vakshathalastha
(- Courtesy - Krishna Kumar,)

Salutations  to the  goddess  who  is blessed  as one who proclaims  the gem like  Sri Vidhya Manthra,
Who fulfils the desire of power, Who is considered as all the Gods,
Who is praised  by all devas, who  is the queen of all  empires,
Who is Lakshmi , Who has within her all Vedas, who is learned and intelligent ,
Who wishes for the good  of the universe, Who  is the pure one who wishes for welfare  of  the world,
Who is one who has all the good in her and Who stays on the chest of Vishnu.

Sage Ashtavakra’s Krishna Sthuthi


Sage Ashtavakra’s  Krishna Sthuthi

By
Sage Ashtavakra

(This great prayer is from Brahma Vaivartha Purana.  The Sanskrit original can be found in

Translated by
P.R.Ramachander

Ashtavakra Uvacha:-
Ashtavakra said:-

1.Gunatheetha , gunadhara , gunabheeja , gunathmaka,
Guneesa , guneenaam bheeja  , gunayana  namosthu threy.

I salute  the store house of virtue , who is above virtue , who is the basis of virtue,
Who is the soul of virtue, who is the god of virtue and who is the seed of good nature.

2.Sidhi swaroopa , sidhyamsa , sidha bheeja parathpara,
Sidhi sidha gunadheesa sidhanam gurave  nama.

Salutations to the teacher of Sidhas who is Personification of attainment , One whose part is attainment One who is root of attainment , one who is above divinity and one  who is the store house of attainment and knowledge.

3.Hey Veda Bheeja, Vedagna , Vedin  veda vidham vara ,
Vedagnaathaa  aadhya roopesa  , vedagnesa namosthuthe.

Hey root of Vedas , expert in Vedas, the follower of Vedas, One who has divided Vedas,
One who is not known by Vedas, one who has primeval form . my salutations to the God of those learned in Vedas.

4.Brahmanthesa , seshendra   dharmadheenaam  adheeswara,
Sarva  sarvesa sharvesa bheejaroopa  namosthuthe.

Hey God  of Brahma and Anantha ,The lord of Adhi sesha and Dharma ,
Hey God of all , , Lord of Shiva  , my salutations  to the primeval form.

5.Prakruthe  Prakrutha  pragna   prakrutheesa  parathpara ,
Samsara vruksha   thadbheeja  , phala roopa namosthuthe.

Hey God  who knows your nature , Lord of nature  , Divine among divines,
The seed of the tree of domestic life , I salute you who has the form of a fruit.

6.Srushti  sthithyantha  bheejesa  , sruthi sthithyantha karana,
Maha Virat   tharor bheeja , Radhikesa namosthuthe.

Hey lord of the seed of creation, upkeep and destruction , Hey cause of creation , upkeep and destruction,
Hey seed of   the  tree of supreme form,  I salute the lord of Radha.

7.Aho yasya thraya  skandhaa  Brahma Vishnuy Maheswaraa,
Sakha, prasakha vedhadyas thapamsi   kusumani cha.

Oh  God who is the creeper leading to  Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva,
Who is also branches and sub branches  of Vedas and penance.

8.Samsara viphalaa  yeva   prakruthyanguramethya cha,
Thadadhara, niradharaa  sarvadhara  namosthuthe.

Who is   also the one who  makes natural growth   in this ineffectual life,
Salutations   to one who is the basis , not the basis and the basis of all.

9.Thejoroopa   nirakara prathyakshanoohameva cha,
SarvaaKaraa , athiprathyaksha    swechamaya namosthuthe.

Oh Lord with shining form , one who does not have form and one who is clearly seen as  the germinating power,
My salutations to one who has all forms , who is clearly visible  and one who is greatly filled with himself.
Phala sruthi

10.Ithyukthwaa  sa muni sreshto nipathya  saranambuje,
Pranaams thathyaja   yogena thayo   prathyaksha  yeva cha.

Telling this the great sage fell at   his lotus like feet,
And becoming happy  at his detachment  , he appeared before him.

11.Papatha   thathra thad   deha pada  Padma sameepatha ,
Thath thejas cha samuthasthou  jwalad  agni shikopamam.

He again fell at his lotus like feet and went near it,
And  the power  that rose from him   was like a  raging fire.

12.Saptha thala pramaanam   thu  chothdhaya  cha papatha haa,
Bhramam bhramam   cha  paritho  leenam  cha abhooth Padambuje.

Seven times he got up and again fell at his feet,
And unsteadily  he tried to take possession of the lotus feet which disappeared.

18.Ashtavakra krutham stotram  Pratharuthaya   Ya padeth,
Param nirvana  moksham cha   samponothi na samsaya.

If one reads  the prayer composed by Ashtavakra in the morning as soon as he gets up,
He would get detachment and salvation   without any doubt.

19.Pranadhiko mumukshunaam  stotra rajascha Naradha ,
Harinaaho  puraa datho  Vaikunto Sankaraya cha

This king of  prayers  is dearer than their souls to those wanting emancipation ,
This was  given by  Lord Hari himself in Vaikunta   to Lord Shiva.
pan> . v r 0� � aa prathi dinam  Kurvanthu vo mangalam.

The nine planets like sun God which do good  , The rasis starting from Mesha,
Stars , yogas  , thidhis   and their gods , Ganas ,
Months weeks  , days , dusk     as well as night  ,
And let all moving and non moving things daily bless me with auspiciousness.

9.Ithyethawaa Mangalashtakamidham  Sri VadhiRajeswarai ,
Vyakyatham  jagadham abeeshta phaladham   sarva asubha dwamsanam,
Mangalyadhi  Shubha kriyasu   sathatham   sandhyasu va padeth,
Darmarthaadhi   samastha   vanchitha phalam   prannothyasou manava.


This octet of auspiciousness  written by Sri Vadhi raja,
Fulfills the desires of the world  , would destroy all  bad  things of life,
And should always be read   before commencement of auspicious rituals and,
At dusk and dawn  and would bless   the devotee   with,
Dharma, wealth   and fulfill all his desires.



s a � y f 0� � the time of death attains liberation.

18.Gitartha shravana aasaktho  maha papa yutho apivaa,
Vaikuntam  samavapnothi  Vishnunaa  saha modathe.

Those who are interested in hearing the meaning of Gita,
Though they are great  sinners   , they would go to Vaikunta,
And lead a life  of Joy in the presence of Vishnu.

19.Gitartham dhyayathe nithyam, kruthwaa karmaani bhoorisaha,
Jevan mukthaa  sa vijneyo  deha anthe paramam padam.

Those who daily meditate   on the meaning   of Gita ,
After doing very many  good deeds,
Would be deemed as ones  who have  got salvation while being alive,
And at the end  of his life , he would reach  the divine status.

20.Gitam ashrithya bahavo  bhoobujo janakadhayaa,
Nirdhootha  kalmashaa loke   Geeta yatha paramam padam

Many kings like Janaka have taken refuge in Gita,
Have attained highest  status in the divine  world
After leading a life   without any sin in this world.


21.Gitayaa   patanam krithvaa mahathmyam  naiva ya padeth,
Vrithaa pato  bhaveth   thasya srama hyudarithaa.

Those who read Gita and do not read the Gita Mahatmya,
Are  doing  a reading without any aim   ,
And only their great effort   would remain.

22.Yetan  mahathmya samyuktham  Geeta bhasyam  karothi ya,
Sa that phalamapnothi   durlabhaam gatrhim  aapnuyath.

One who studies  Gita along   with Gita Mahatmya,
Would get results for that  and would get an unattainable state.

23. Sutha Uvacha
Sutha  said

Mahathmyam yethad  Gitaya  maya proktham sanathanam
Gitanthe  cha padethyastha   yaduktham  thath phalam labeth.

This eternal Gita Mahatmya   which was told by me  ,
Should be read at the end of Gita  and then one would realize the results mentioned.

       Ithi Sri Varaha purane   Sri Gita Mahatmyam sampoornam
       Thus ends the “greatness of Gita”, which occus in the Varaha Purana.