Monday, February 10, 2014

Gayatri Stotram

Gayatri Stotram
(Prayer  to Gayathri)

Translated by
P.R.Ramachander

   (This is a  great prayer   addressed   to Goddess Gayatri. It is taught by Lord Vishnu    to sage Narada,)

Sri Narada Uvacha:-
Narada said :-

BHakthanukampin SArvajna  hrudayam papa Nasanam,
Gayathrya kaditham  thasmad Gayathryaa stotrameeraya.

Oh God who is partial to his devotees   and all knowing one  ,
The prayer of Gayatri destroys all sins when recited   ,
And so please recite that prayer to me.

Sri Narayana Uvacha:-
Lord Narayana said:-


1.Aadhi  sakthe jagan matha Bhaktha anugraha karini,
Sarvathra vyapike   Ananthe  Sri Sandhye they namo ambike.

Oh primeval power, Oh mother of the world,Oh Goddess who blesses her devotees,
Who  is  spread  al over , who is endless, Oh holy dusk, I salute you mother.

2.Thhwameva Sandhye  Gayathri, Savithri cha Saraswathi,
Brahmani, Vaishnavi, Roudhri, rakthaswetha, sithethara.

You are only  Dusk, Gayathri  , Savithri and Saraswathi ,
Brahmani , Vaishnavi, the one who  is angry, who is bloody white , who is extremely  white.

4.Prathar Balaa cha Madhyahne Youvanastha bhveth puna,
Vrudhaa sayam  Bhagwavathi   chinthyathe munibhi sada.

The sages always think that   the goddess is a  child in the morning,
Young lady at noon and Old women in the evening

5.Hamasatha, Garudaroodaa  THadha Vrushabha vahini,
Rig Veda Adhyayaini   bhoomou  drusyathe ya thapasvni

She who does penance on earth ,  is a student of Rig Veda ,
And rides  on a swan or rides on Garuda or rides on  a bull.

6.Yajur vedam padanthi   cha anthareekshe virajathe  ,
Yaa SAmagaapi  sarveshu  bramyamano thadhaa bhuvi.

She shines    in the space   reading the Yajur Veda,
Or  singing Sama Veda  she travels   all over earth.

7.Rudra lokam gathaa thwam  hi  Vishnu loka nivasini,
THwameva Brahmano  loke   amarthya anugraha karini.

You had gone to the land of Rudra  , surely you live in Vishnu loka,
You are the cause for blessing  in  the land of Brahma.

8.SAptha rishi preethi janani  Mayaa bahu vara pradhaa,
Shivayo kara nethrothaa hyasrusveda samudhbhava.

You are the loving mother of the seven sages, you are illusion and giver of many boons,
You are the light coming of eyes of Shiva   and your tears and sweat    are the source of all  Vedas.

9.Aananda Janani, Durga. Dasadhaa  paripatyathe,
Varenyo  varadhaa  chaiva varishtaa   vara varnanee.

Oh joyful mother ,Oh Durga  , you rise ten fold regularly,
Oh goddess who blesses those who seek   and   you are the great   giver of boons.

10.Garishtaa cha Vaarahi  cha Vararoha  cha  sapthami ,
Neela ganga thadha  SAndhyaa   sarvadaa   boga mokshadaa

You are the most venerable Vaarahi   who  gives blessings seven fold,
You are the blue ganges, the dusk   and always giver of pleasure and salvation.

11.BHageeradhi marthya loke , Pathale bhoga vathyapi,
TRilokya vahini  devi   sthana thraya nivasini.

You are  the Ganges in earth,  Bhogavathi in Patala,
Oh Goddess who  travels in all three worlds , you  exist in three different places.

12.Bhoorlokas sthadha   thwamevai   darithri  loka dharini,
Bhuvarloke Vayu Sakthi   , swarloke thejasaam vidhi.

In Bhoor loka    you become the earth  , supporter of all worlds,
In Bhuvarloka   you are the power of wind   and in Swarloka you are the treasure with luster.

13.Kamalaa Vishnu loke   cha Gayathri  Brahma lokaga,
Rudra loke sthtitho Gauri   harardhanga nivasini.

In the land of Vishnu  you are Lakshmi , In land of Brahma   you are Gayatri ,
And in the  land of Shiva , you are Gauri who occupies half the body of Shiva.

14.Ahamo mahatha schaiva   prakrthi sthvam   hi geeyase,
SAmya avasthathmikaa  thwam hi  sabala Brahma roopini.

I am  the great forest    and you are called the nature,
You who  have a nature of peace  have the form of the spotted Brahman.

15.Thatha paraa  paraasahakthi , paramaa thwam he geeyase,
Ichasakthi, Kriyasakthi  , Jnanasakthi , trisakthidhaa.

Since you are divine   you are the divine power   and you are sung to  be as the divine lady,
And you grant us the three powers of power of desire, power of action  and power of wisdom.

16.Ganga cha Yamunaa chaiva Vipaso cha SAraswathi,
Sarayu , revikaa , Sindhu narmadairavathi thadhaa.

You  are  the rivers Ganges  , Yamuna  , Vipasa , Saraswathi,
Sarayu , REvikaa , Sindhu , Narmada and Airavathi.

17.Godavari Sathadruscha  , Cauvery  Deva lokagaa,
Kausiki  Chandramaa chaiva  Vithastha cha Saraswathi

You are Godavari , Sathadru  , Cauvery   of the Deva LOka,
Kausiki  , Chandra, Vithastha and Saraswathi.

18. Gandaki , Thapini  thoya Gomathi  Vethravathyapi,
Ida cha PIngala  chaiva  Sushumna   cha tritheeyaka.

You are Gandaki  , Thapini , Gomathi  , Vethravathi  ,
And the three   nerves Ida , Pingala   and Sushumna.

19.Gandhari , Hastha jihva Cha poosha , apoosha thadaiva cha,
Aalmbushaa kuhoo schaiva  sankhini prana vahini.

You are Gandhari . Hastha JIhvaa  , Pooshaa, Apooshaa ,
Alambusha, Kuhoo   sankhini   and Prana Vahini.

20.Nadi cha thwam sareerastho geeyase  praakthnair budhai,
Hrud padmasthaa Prana Shakthi  Kandasthaa Swapna nayikaa.

You  are the nerve  of the body   say the wise people,
You live in the lotus of heart, you are power of soul in the neck and the leader of dreams.

21.THalusthaa  thwam sadhaadara  , Bindusthaa Bindu malini,
Moole thu Kundale Sakthi  , Vyapini kesa moolagaa.

You are the Palate  , you are the ever present navel   and you are Bindu Malini  on the dot.
In the root you are   Kandalini power   and you spread through roots of  hair.

22.Sikhamadya asana thwam   hi Shikagre cha Manonmani,
KImanyath  bahunokthena  yath kinchith Jagathi thraye.

You sit on the middle of the  head  and at the corner of the head you are the gem of the mind,
And in all other places   in the three worlds, all that is present is you only .

23.THath Sarvam Mahadevi   sriye   sandhye namo nama,
Itheetham keerthitham stotram  SAndhyayaaam  bahu punyadham.

And so great goddess who is Goddess Lakshmi   and dusk,  salutations,
If this prayer is sung at dusk  it would lead to large blessings.

24.Maha Papa prasamanam  , Maha sidhi dhayakam,
Ya idham keerthayeth  stotram   SAndhya kale  samahitha.

It Pacifies   great sins and gives us very great powers,
If one  sings this prayer and completes it at dusk.

25.Aputhra prapnuyath puthram  , Dhanarthi Dhanam aapnuyath,
SArva theerth  thapodhana   yajna yoga  phalam   labeth.

Those who do not have sons will get son  And one seeking wealth  will get  wealth.
And the result   of doing Yagna and Yoga  , penance   and charity in all sacred waters.

26.  Rogaan bhukthwaa   chiram kalam    anthe mokshamavapnuyath,
THapasvibhi    krutham  stotram   snana kale thu ya padeth.

If this  prayer composed by sages  is read at the  time of  bathing  ,
After   getting cured of diseases for some time   , in the end they will attain salvation.

27. Yathra yathra jale  magna   sandhjyaa marjanajam phalam,
Labhathe  naathra  sandeha   sathyam sathyam thu Narada.

In Whichever water he  dips  himself , he  would get the effect of taking bath in SAndhya.
And this he would get    without any doubt. This is the truth , Narada.

28.Srunyodh   yopi  thadh bhakthyaa  sa thu  paapaath prmuchyathe,
Peeeyusha sadrusam    vakhyam    sandhyoktham Naraderitham.

Even if ths is heard with devotion one will get rid of all sins ,
For    this nectar like sentences were told by Narada     at dusk.