Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Muneeswarar Stotram

Muneeswarar Stotram
Translated by,
P.R.Ramachander
(Muneeswarar  or God like sage is a very popular village God of Tamil Nadu.. It is believed that   When Lord Shiva got angry against Daksha  , his father in law , he first created   Veerabhadra , to destroy Daksha and eight muneeswaras    to look after the beings of the earth.  They are called Shiva Muni, Mahamuni  , Thavamuni  , Naathamuni  ,Jadamuni  , Dharma Muni , Pandi Muni  , Easwara muni   and Vazhamuni.. All of them are called Muneeswara .Some of them have a very fierce form and some of them   have a  peaceful form. Munseeswara worship is popular in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka , Singapore  and Malaysia. Animal sacrifice is done in temples with fierce form of Muneeswara,. Here is a great prayer addressed to Muneeswara. You can see the Tamil original in

Refrain
Om Namashivaya  om, Om Namashivaya
Om Namashivaya  om, Om Namashivaya
Om I salute Lord Shiva Om, I salute lord Shiva,
Om I salute Lord Shiva Om, I salute lord Shiva,

1.Ardha jama velayil  , Akhilam thoongum kalayil,
Ukkiramai varugiraar  , ulaka nadhan Dalapathi
Kachai katti varugiraar  , Kayil dandam yenthiye,
Garjanayum cheukiraar , Kadalai pola pongiye

1,. In the mid of night , at the time when the   world is sleeping ,
With great ferocity comes , the commander in chief of the Lord of the world,
He comes fully prepared  , holding a staff   in his hand,
He is also roaring  , Raising  up like a sea.

2.Ucharikkum manthiram  , omkara nadhamaam,
Mechukira vathiyam  , melai kadal idikalaam,
Archanaikal  purivathu  , aadi adangum thalangalaam,
Ithanaikkum   adhipathi   , Kala devan  THalapathi.

 2. The chants that he utters    are   all the sound of “Om”,
The musical instrument he likes   is the thunder of the western sea,
The places   he worships      are those places where he dances and gets peaceful,
And  the Lord of all  this  , is the Commander   of the God of death.

3.  SAngu ndha sekhandi   tharai parai vathiyam,
Mangalamai  muzhangida  mahimayodu varugiraar,
THongum meesai kathiyaam  , thudikkum kannil  sakthiyaam,
Ingithamai   nethiyil   olirum  neeru  venmayai.

3,When the Sound of conch , Shekandi , THarai   and Parai* instruments,
Are making auspicious sounds , he is coming with very great fame,
His dropping moustache  is his sword and his power is in his battling eye,
And his forehead   is shining  prettily with white sacred ash mark.
   *A metal gong , A broad leather  drum   and a short drum

4,Dhuttamigu devathai   , thudukku cheyyum yakshikal  ,
Athanayum adakkave  , aavesam kondu varugraar,
Kattalaikal poduvaar  , Kadumayaga  Chaduvaar,
Athanaikkum  athipathi  , aanavar thaan nam pathi.

4. For subduing   all evil   demi gods   as  well as ,
The very mischievous Yakshis , he is coming with great emotion,
He would pass orders   and would   command us with harshness,
For he is the lord of everything  and such a one is our lord.

5.Kali aadum velayil  , kood thalam poduvaar,
Kala Kalan  poosayil   thalamodu aduvaar,
Chamamana velayil ,, konangiyai maaruvaar,
Chema nalam koorida    chithar kolam chooduvaar

5.At the time when the Goddess Kali dances, he would keep the beat,
At the time of worship of the killed of God of death  , He would dance with rhythm,
During the very dark   night time , he would turn in to oracle,
And for  predicting your welfare   , he would turn in to a Sidha.

6.Iravu kaalai    idai veli   irulum   oliyum cherveli,
Puravi meethi yeriye   Puyalai  pola varugirrar ,
Ariyum aranum   ayanudan   annai moovar pothida  ,
Puriyum kadamai vilangave  punnagayum purigiraar.

At the middle of the day and night  when light and darkness joins,
He climbs on a horse   and comes   like a storm,
Being appreciated  by Brahma, Vishnu , Shiva and the three Goddesses,
To make others understand his job, he also breaks in to a smile.

7.Anchezhuthai   othidum   anaivarukkum    adimayaam,
Nenjamathil    eesanai  ninaithavarkkum   adimayaam,
Thanjamena  eesanai , panipavarkkum adimayaam,
Vanjamindri avagalai aadarikkum vallalaam.

7.He is a slave to all those who chant “Namashivaya”,
He is also slave   to all those who meditate  on Shiva in their mind,
He is also slave to all  those   who surrender to God,
And he is the unbiased philanthropist  who supports them .

8.  Thillai nadhan  chevadi  dhinamum  yendhanin,
THollai  pokka  varupavar  , THodarnthu yennai kappavar ,
Pillaikalaam   yengalai   perumayodu kaakave  ,
Yellai kaval deivamai  , yendrum vaazhndu   arulpavar.

8.In my heart which daily wishes for   the feet,
Of the lord of Chidambaram  , he is the one to remove my problems,
He is the one who continues to protect me,
For the sake of  protecting us who are his children,
He is living as the village border   God and showers his grace .

9.Yendru vanthapodhilum  , yenthan manam vizhithidum,
Nandru othum mndhiram  , yenthan chevi kettidum,
Antha puravi kulambu oli , yenthan  illam kadakkayil,
Chinthai yavvum   eesanin chevadiyil   nilathidum.

9.Any time that he comes , my mind would wake up,
And the properly chanted chant of  his would be heard by my ears,
And when the sound of hoof of that horse  crosses my home,
Al my thoughts would go and join with the feet of the God.





  

3 comments:

Badri Srinivas said...

Dear Sir

I had seen in one of your earlier posts on Stotra on Shri Lakshmi Nrisimha by Shri Shani Bhagwan. You had mentioned that you did not get the Sanskrit version. I have this. Would you like me to send this to your mail I'd so that you can publish in your blog for the loka kshema?

P.R. Ramachander said...

I would be grateful. Please send it to ramya475 at hotmail dot com

nagaraju. bandaru said...

Dear Sir,

I appreciate for your patience to all your work in this age.

If you get a chance please update Lord Veera bhadra swamy khadgamala in telugu or English.

Thank you

Nagaraj