Sri Subrahmanya Mala Manthra
( The garland of Chants on Lord Subrahmanya)
(Here is a remarkable prayer addressed to Lord Subrahmanya .It is written in the style of Dandakam. It is taught by Saint Brugu to Lord Rama . It has an introduction, Dhyana , nyasa followed by two very huge sentences ending with” please protect me” and the third part is requests to the Lord for fulfilling the wants of the devotee.)
Sage Brugu said:-
1. Sruna Rama, pravakshyami Subrahmanyasya vai guro,
Mala Manthram manu srestam sravanadh Bhakthi mukthidham ,
Brahma hathya sura pana guruDharagamadhimibhi,
Paapai peeditha chithaanaam sodhakam Gangathoyavath,
Abheepsithartha samprapthou kalpa vruksha samam nrunaam
1.Oh Rama , please hear, I will now tell you the garland chant of Lord Subrahmanya ,
Who is the Guru and who is greatly wise, which will give you devotion and salvation,
Which purifies the mind afflicted by the sins of Brahma Hathya,
Drinking of alcoholic drinks and having relation with wife of Guru,
Like the sacred waters of Ganga , and it is also,
Fulfills all your desires and is equal to the wish giving tree of Devas.
2.Asya Sri Subrahmanya mala manthrasya Brahma Rishi , Sarvaani chandamsi, Sri Subrahmanya paramathma DEvathaa, Sum bheejam, Nama Sakthi, jnanam keelakam, Sri Subrahmanya prasada sidhyarthe jape viniyoga
Saam ithyadhi shadanga nyasa Dhyanam
2. Now for the garland chant on lOrd Subrahmanya , the sage is Lord Brahma , All meters are used , the God addressed is Lord Subrahmanya , the root is ‘sum”, the poer is “Nama” , the wisdom is the nail and this is being chanted to get the grae of Lord Subrahmanya,
The six limb ritual is Saam and so on
Sindhoorarauna mindhu padma jayibhi , shadbir mukhai r bhasitham,
Karunyamrutha poora sundara tharai bhaandham dwishallochanai,
Bhibraanam varamabjja yugmabhyam SAkthi dhvyam karmukam,
Gadgam charma prushadkumangusa gadhe vallesameekshe hrudhi.
The Lord who has the six faces which wins over the saffron coloured moon and lotus flower,
Who has twelve very pretty eyes which looked as if drenched by nectar like mercy,
Who carries two Sakthi weapons , Bow shaped weapon , sword , mace , goad,
And shows boon as well as protection and is the lord of Valli and I keep him in my heart
Adha Mala Manthra
Now the Garland chant
1.Om namo bhagawathe , Maha senaya , Maha veeryaya , Maha Thejase , Girisango upavesine , Giri Sutha vathsalya pathraya , Muni jana mahaneeyaya, Man manoradha pooranaya,Kalyana guna nilayaya,Kamalapthi bagineyaya, Kamalakshaya, Kamalabhava vandhithaya ..
1.Om salutations Oh God, Oh Lord with great army , Oh Lord with great valour, Oh Lord with great luster, Who lives on the mountain , who gets the affection of the daughter of the mountain , Who is considered as great by sages, who fulfills the desires of my mind, In whom all good characters live. Who is the nephew of the husband of Goddess Lakshmi , who has eyes like lotus flower , who is saluted Lord Brahma..
2… Khadgacharmeshwasi dharine ,Khasthaya , Khathulyaya , Kha roopine , Gathimatham varaya , Gamanajitha gajaya , Gathipradhaya, Ghanaradhithaya ,Gobrahmana hitha karaya, naka pradhaya, Narayanaradhithaya, Narada dumburu viswavasu prabruthi vara veena nadha vinodhithaya..
2.Oh lord who wears the sword and the leather scabbard , who belongs to this earth , who is equal to the earth , who has the form of the earth , who is the best among those who move , Who is the elephant which wins over all those who move , who grants us salvation , who is worshipped by singing , who does good to cows and Brahmins , Who grants heaven , who is worshipped by Narayana , Who is entertained by the music coming out of Veena played by Narada, Sumburu , Viswavasu and others… ,
3….sarva loka pithre , sarva loka mathre , sarva loka pathre, Sarva loka suhrudhe , sarva muni jana sathva poorna mano nivasa sheelaye, SArvagnaya, Sama drushtaye, Samabhyadhika varjithaya, Devaya , DevadevayaDevasura vandhitha padaya, Deva sena pathaye , Deva sena rakshana thath paraya , Divya bhoothaye, Divya Vibhoothaye ,…
3. Oh father of all the world, Oh mother of all the world , Oh minister of all the world , Oh friend of all the world , who has the habit of living in the minds of all the sages who are filled with goodness , who knows everything , Who views everything equally , who avoids people who think they are equal or superior to him , who is God, who is God of Gods , whose feet is worshipped by devas and asuras , Who is the consort of Devasena , who is interested in protecting the army of devas ,,who is a divine being , who is the divine innate power..
4…. Hari chandana samaya, hari chandana charchithya , hariharalingitha angaya, varadaya , valli kamukaya , vasavadhi vibudha vara vandhithaya , varenyaya, veeraya, Vignadhipathi sahajaya , Vyadha roopaya, Vyadi nivarakaya, vyadipakshaya, viyad gangabishikthaya , vividhayudha dharine Vikshiobitharadhi balaya , Veera bahu-veera kesari-viskhadhi roopa dharine …
4…..Who is like moon light, who had applied yellow sandal paste , whose body is hugged by Harihara , Who is the lover of Valli , who is saluted by Indra and other gods , who is the the most desirable , who is a hero , who is the friend of God of obstacles, who has the form of a hunter , who cures illnesses , who is on the side of snake , who is anointed by heavenly ganges , who is armed with various type of weapons, who is the strength of the agitated stars , who took the form of Veera Bahu, VeeraKeasri and Vishaka…
5….maanyaya , manitha muni janaya , maritharathaye, matharisvasamajavaya , Mathanga radha vaji padathinayanaya, mruthyu mrutyuve , mrugayuveshadharaya , mayooravahanaya , mesha madha haarine, Mohanaya, Moksha roopaya, Moksha roopaya , mumukshu sevyaya , muktha sevithaya , mahamahimne , maha vrutha dharaya , shadananaya , Sashti poojana priyaya, Sooraya , Sooranthakaya , Sastra gamyaya….
5… who is honourable , who is respected by sages , who is respected by those whom he killed , who moves like wind, who led an army of elephants, chariots, horses and infantry , who is the death for death, who took the form of a hunter, who rides on peacock, , who destroyed the pride of a goat like asura, , who attracts , who has the form of salvation , who grants salvation , who serves those who have given up everything , Who is served by liberated ones, who has great fame , who does great penance , who has six faces , who likes to be worshipped on the sixth phase of moon , who is valorous, who killed Soora , who is attainable through Sastras…
6…. vEda vedhyaya , vedagamapara druswane , vidwath priyaya , vidhitha vedhyaya , Vani REma sevithaya , tharakaya , Tharakarathaye , Tharakadhipa thejosmithaya , Karuna nidhaye , Karadhi varjitha swaroopaya , kali dosha haraya, kalitha natha shubhaya, Krouncha dharanaya, Ganga suthaya, Garudasana vallabhaya,
6…. Who is an expert in Vedas , who has seen the end of Vedas and Agamas , who likes wisdom , who ordained learning , who is served by Lakshmi and Saraswathi , Who makes us cross , who killed Tharaka , who smiles like the lord of the stars, who is the treasure of mercy, who has a form devoid of causes, who removes the evils of Kali age , who does good to the learned devotees , who wears a cock , who is the son of Ganga , Who is the lord to God who sits on Garuda…
7…. Saravanabhavaya nama , Subrahmanyaya nama , Karthikeyaya nama , Skandhaya nama , Senanyai nama, Agnibhavaya namo Guhaya namo , gurave nama , Shiva swamine namo aksharaya , namo akshara moorthaye, nama sakthi dharaya, Namaschapa bana dharine, Namoanthakaya , namoanthakantha suthaya, nama thejasvine, namo hidimbanugraha paraya , namo ahiroopa dharaya , maam raksha raksha
Salutations to God who was born in Sarvana river , Salutations to Lord Subrahmanya , Salutations to Karthikeya , Salutations to Skandha, Salutations to commander in chief , Salutations to God born from fire, Salutations to Guha , Salutations to Guru , Salutations to lord of Shiva, Salutations to one who never decays, salutations to Lord of alphabets, Salutations to one who carries Sakthi, Salutations to one who carries bow and arrow, Salutations to the killer, salutations to the son of killer of God of death , Salutations to the lustrous one, Salutations to the one who blessed Hidimba, salutations to one who took the form of a serpent, Protect, protect me
1.Vrukshapriya, vruksarooda , Vrushni vara sanmanitha, varadhabhaya hatha , vama dakshinanga drutha devi dwaya , veeragrayayin , Veena pusthaka dharini vinutha bilwa pathra priya, Baindavasana, trikona nilaya, shad kona Madhya sthitha beeja, shadakshari vinutha, ashtakshati sannihitha, kalyana saila nilaya , Kadambani madhyaga, Shiva guro, Shivarpana niratha, Shivangara sri padambuja sreyaskara namana,
1,The lord who lives trees, who has climbed up a tree , who honoured the great one of Vrushni clan, , Who holds two consorts by right as well as left hands , who is the valorous leader , Who has Saraswathi holding Veena and book as his devotee, Who likes Bilwa leaves, Who sits concentrating his mind in between his brows, Who stays in the triangle , who is the dot in the middle of the hexagon , Who is the devotee of the six syllable letter of Lord Shiva, , Who is in the chant of eight letters euologising Lord Vishnu, Who is on the auspicious mountain, Who is in the middle of clouds , Who is the Guru of Shiva, Who has dedicated himself to Lord Shiva , who salutes the lotus like fet of Lord Shiva with fame.
2.Achakshu, Asrava, Apada , Akara drushta srotha jangaya graheetha, sathya roopa, sachidanandathmaka , jnana roopa , Jnana gamya . Jnathru Jnnana jneya swaroopa , Trigunathmika, Poshatha vinutha jana, Pavitha jagathraya, Parameshwara, Papanala thapthapayodhara, Pramadha poojitha, punya sloka, punya jana vandhitha, punya phala bhootha, Punya jana palana, Para Brahma swaroopa. Paramanugraha thoshitha, Pankajasana Kumba sambhava priya,
2.The Lord who does not have eyes, not have ears, not have legs and not have hands , but can see, can hear , can use his thighs and can catch ,who has the form of truth , who has divine joy in his soul Who has the form of wisdom , who goes towards wisdom, who has the form of one who gives wisdom, wisdom and one who gets wisdom , who has a soul of three fold characters, who looks after and praises wisdom , who is the very pure three worlds , Who is the greatest God , who is the cloud that puts out the fire of sin, who is worshipped by Pramadhas (Who are one type of Bhoothas of lord Shiva) , who has well spoken reputation, who is saluted by blessed people , who gives good results to all beings , who has the form of divine Brahman ,Who happily grants divine blessings , who sits on lotus flower who is liked by Lord Brahma and sage Agasthya
3…..Kaivalya pradha , KOmala Manasa , Krishnangaraka chathurdasyaradhana priya, Anadha , asamsarin , pravarthitha samsara chakra nithya muktha, Nithya Shuddha, Nithya Budha, Niravadhya, Nirasraya , nirakruthe, Maya srushta bhuvana thraya mayatheeth, Mathru priya, Bala Roopa, Bala grahadhipa,Barhi barhachipunjarajitha thano, bruhadroopa, bruhadaman , Brahmana Veditha, Brahmana priya,Bahu krutha, Bahyabhyanthara rahitha, Brahma nishta, Brahmacharin, Abrantha vruthe, Abrantha, adhaman Branthi nasana, brantha bhuvana thraya , Maam palaya Palaya
3. The Lord who gives salvation, who has a pretty mind , wholikes to be worshipped on Tuesdays and Chathurdasi days of the waning moon, Who does not have any one for him , who does not have a family , who is free of the wheel of Samsara which is acting , who is forever pure , Who is forever intelligent , who is many , who does not depend on any one , who is despised , who is the illusion which created three worlds , who likes his mother , who also has a form of a child , Who is the lord of powerful planets , who has a body decorated by heap of scented flowers, Who has a very big form, who has a very big form, who is worshipped by Brahmins , who likes Brahmins, Who does very many acts , who does not have inside or outside , who is meditated upon by Brahma , who observes chastity , who does not have an erroneous character , Who is not in error , who destroys vile people, who destroys confusion, who moves around all the three worlds, Please protect me ,please protect me.
1.THamasi nirjane padhi kanthare cha sascharantham sareesrupa chora damshtribhyo Raksha raksha
1.Please protect me from the teeth of creeping animals and thief when I am moving about in darkness and in lonely road filled with thorns.
2.Apadha pravruthai nivaraya nivaraya
2.Ward off ward off me from dangerous acts / improper acts
3.Nadhee thadaha samudhardhishu majjantham maam Udhara udhara
3.Save me , save me from drowning in river , lake and ocean
4.Vruksha soudhadhibhya pathantham avalambasva, avalambasva
4.Catch hold of me, catch hold of me when I am falling from the tree or from fine big houses
5.Adhanaadh adamarnathabhyaam seedhantham maam kauberimapi sriyam upahsasanthim sampadam arpayithva aasvasaya aasvasaya.
5.Make me who is living with poverty and debts , have good fortune which even exceeds that of Kubhera by giving me wealth and cheer me up , cheer me up.
6.Pasu puthra mithra kalathra kshetha aaramadhi samrudhim kuru kuru
6.Make cows , sons, friends , wives , homes and gardens plentiful , plentiful
7.Trisandhyamapi thwath pada pankaja namaskruthim karaya karaya
7.Make me , make me salute your lotus like feet ay dawn, noon and dusk.
8.Hrudhaye mama ajasram sannidehi sannidehi
8.Please be present , be present always in my mind
9.THapam papam cha samoolam vinasaya vinasaya
9.Destroy, destroy and uproot my pain and my sins
10Madhapakarino dheeram unmadhaya unmadhaya
10. Make me forget , forget the pride that steals bravery
11. SAthrun may samhara samhara
11,Kil , kill my enemies
12.Sriyam dehi, Dhiyam dehi, Vaacham dehi
12.Give me prosperity , give deserving gifts , give me word power
13. Increase my liberal nature/eloquence
14.Kumara guro Namasthe Namasthe
14.Oh teacher who is a lad, salutations, salutations
15,.Hum phat swaha
15.”Hum” let it be like that. I surrender to you.