Sri Shiva Pradosha Stotram
(Pradosha worship is done to Shiva in the dusk of The Thrayodashi day (The 13th day of both the Lunar foretnights, It seems the devas worshipped Lord Shiva on this day at this time when Lord Shiva swallowed the Halahala poison spit by the king of serpents which was used as a rope to churn the milky ocean and saved them. The Devas then chanted a prayer and praised him. It seems Lord Shiva who was greatly pleased danced at this time in between the horns of his Vahana Nandi. It is believed that any one worshipping Lord Shiva during Pradosham would be specially blessed by him and would be granted treasures and freedom from fear of death.
It is my habit to search for Stotras to translate daily. Today I happened to get this stotram and the divine coincidence is today is Pradosham. Please read this stotram today evening and on all Pradosham days and get the blessing of Lord Shiva,)
1.Jaya deva Jagan natha , jaya sankara saswatha,
Jaya sarava suradhyaksha, Jaya Sarva surachitha
1,Victory to lord of universe , Victory to the permanantly peaceful one .
Victory to Lord of all devas, Vicory to him who is worshipped by all devas
2.Jaya sarva gunatheetha, Jaya sarva vara pradha,
Jaya nithya niradhara, jaya viswambara avyayaya
2.Victory to him who is beyong all qualities , victory to him who gives all boons,
Victory to him who does not depend on anyone else any day ,Victory to the stable God who wears the universe.
3.Jaya Vishvaika vandhyesa , jaya Nagendra bhooshana,
Jaya Gauri pathe Shambhi, Jaya Charndradha shekara
3.Victory to him who is saluted all the universe, victory to him who decorates himself with king of snakes.
Victory to Shambhu the consort of Gauri, victory to to one who collected half the moon.
4.Jaya kotyarka sangasa, Jaya ananda gunasrya,
Jaya Bhadra Viroopaksha, Jaya achinthya niranjana
4.Victory to him who resembles one crore suns, Victory to him who depends on the quality of joy ,
Victory to the safe one with slanted eyes, Victory to the spotless one beyond thought.
5.Jaya Nadha Krupa sindho , jaya bhaktharthi banjana ,
Jaya dusthara samsara sagare tharana Prabho.
5.Victory to the lord who is ocean of mercy , Victory to one who puts an end to sufferings of his devotees,
Victory to the lord who helps us cross, the difficult ocean of Samsara.
6.Praseedha may Mahadeva samsarathasya khidhyatha,
SArva paapam kshayam kruthva Raksha maam Parameshwara.
6 .Shower your grace on me who is distressed due to problems of Samsara ,
Please remove all the sins committed by me and protect me, Oh Parameshwara.
7.Maha daridrya magnasya, maha papa hathasyacha ,
Maha soka nivishtasya , Maha rogaturasya cha.
7.I am drowned in great poverty and affected by great sin,
I am suffering due to great sorrow and has been caught by great diseases.
8.Runa bhara pareethasya dahyamanasya karmabhi,
Grahai prapeedya manasya, praseed mama Shankara.
8.I am filled with debt and am being burnt in all my actions ,
And I am also being affected by problems caused by planets, Please be kind to me , Oh my Lord Sankara.,
9.Daridra prarthayedh Devam, Pradoshe Girijapathim,
Aarthadyo bareetha raja vaa prarthayedh deivam easwaram.
9.Due to poverty I am praying the consort of Girija during Pradosham,
For filled with great suffering , even the king prays to Lord Shiva
10.Deergamayu sadaa arogyam kosa vrudhi balonnathi ,
Mama asthu nithya mananda prasada thava Sankara
10.Long life , permanent health , improvement of residence , strength , great stature ,
And happiness forever be mine Oh Lord Shiva by your grace
11.Shathrava samkshayam yanthu praseedanthu mama praja,
Nasyanthu dasyavo rather jana santhu nirapadha
11.Let all my enemies get destroyed, klet my people be pleased with me ,
Let slavery get destroyed and let all people be without any danger.
12,Durbiksha mari santhapa shamam yanthu maha thale ,
SArvasya samrudhischa, bhooyathSukhamaya dhishaa.
12.In this big world , let sorrows due famines and lack of rain decrease
Let plenty be everywhere and let pleasure spread to all directions.
13.Evam ardhaye devam poojanthe Girijapathim,
BRahmana bhojayeth paschad dakshinabischa poojayeth.
13.Like this praise the devas and offer worship to consort of Girija,
Feed all the Brahmins , give them monetary fee and worship them also.
14.SArva Papa kshayakari, SArva roga nivarini,
Shiva poojaa mayakhyatha, sarvabheeshta phala pradham.
14.This prayer destroys all sins, cures all diseases
And is known as worship of Lord Shiva and fulfills all desires.