Monday, August 31, 2015

Dhanadha devi Kavacha -Armour of the Goddess who is giver of wealth.

Dhanadha  devi  Kavacha
(Armour of the Goddess   who is giver of wealth) 

Translated  by

(Dhandha  Devi is the thanthric form of Goddess  Lakshmi  .Chanting this Kavacha  three times a day for  36 days  is supposed to please  Goddess Lakshmi   and increase   your wealth. THe sanskrit original  of this Kavacha is available  in )

Sri Devyuvacha:-
Dhanadhaya   maha vidhyaa   kadithaan  prakasithaa ,
Idhaneem srothumichami    Kavacham poorva soochitham

The Goddess  asked:-
1.The great knowledge  of Dhandha devi    has been  earlier  made public ,
And I wish to hear  that Armour as indicated by  you  earlier.

Sri Shiva Uvacha  :-
2.Srunu  Devi pravachami   kavacham   manthra vigraham,
Saarath saratharam   devi  kavacham  man mukhditham,
3.Dhanadhaa  kavachasyasyaa   Kubhere   Rishir itha  ,
Panditha chandhi   devathecha  Dhanadhaa   sidhidhaa  sadaa

Lord Shiva said:-
2-3.Oh Goddess Please hear   the armour  which I would be reciting ,
Which is a personification of Manthra,
Which is meaning  of Meanings  .
For the armour of giver of wealth  , Khubera  is  the sage  ,
The Meter is Panditha  , The Dhanadha is the  God addressed for  powers.

4.Dharmartha kama   moksheshu   viniyoga prakeerthathe  ,
,Dham bheejam   may Sira pahi  , Hreem bheeja,   may lalatakam,

4.For the sake of getting Dharma  , wishes and salvayion, I start  the chant.
The the root “Dham “ protect my head . Let the root “Hreem” protect my forehead ,

5. Sreem bheejam   may  mukham pathu, rakaram hrudhi may aavathu.
THikaram pathu jataram  Prikaram  Prushtatho aavathu

5.Let the root “Sreem”  protect my face  and let letter  “ra”  protect my heart.,
Let letter  “Thi” protect  my stomach    and letter “Pri” protect my back.

6.Yekaaram   jangayor yugme  ,swakaaram prushtthovathu,
Seershadhi   padha paryantham   ha kaaram sarvatho avathu.

6,Let the letter “Ye” protect both my thighs , Let letter “swa” protect my back,
Let letter “Ha” protect me   from head to foot.

7.Ithyeythath kaditham  Kanthe  kavacham sarva sidhidham,
Guroomamyarchya   vidhivath  kavacham prapadedhyadhi

7.This oh my darling   is the armour   which will give all powers,
You now worship your teacer  and  read the  armour again as per rule,

8,Satha varsha sahasraanaam    poojaaya  phalamapnuyath,
Guru poojaam   vinaa devi   nahi sidhi poojapathe.

8.You would also get   the  result of worship done for  hundred thousand years,
And Oh Goddess , without the woship of Guru , the goddess of worship would not allow  you  to get powers.

9.Guru  pooja puro bhoothva   kavacham   prapadethama  ,
SArva sidhi   yuthor bhoothwa   vicharau  dwairavo  yadhaa

9.After completing the worship of the Guru    the armour has to be chanted properly,
After getting all the powers  , the thoughts   have to be repeated   twice,

10.Pratha kale padedhyasthu   manthra jaapa    pura saram,
So abheeshta   phalamapnothio, sathgyam sathyam na samasyaya.

10.It is without any doubt whatsoever   the truth   that  all desires  would be fulfilled ,
If this is read    in the morning along with the chanting of the  manthra.

11.Poojakale padedhyasthu   devim dhyathwa   Hrudhyambuje ,
Shan masabhyanthare  sidhi nathra   karya vicharana,

11.If this is read at the time of worship, meditating on the Goddess,
Within six months  , you need not think any more about powers.

12,SAyamkale padedhyasthu    sa shivo naathra  samsaya  ,
Boorje vilikhya   gutikaam   swarnasthaam   dhareyethyadhi.

12.If it  is  read   in the evening  without any dubt , Lord shiva would be with him,
And it can be written on palm leaf , put in a golden talisman and worn.

13.Purusho DAkshine vaahou  , yoshiddhama   buja thadhaa ,
Sarva sidhi yutho   bhoothva   Dhanavan o puthravan bhaveth.

13.The  male should sit on the left   and  worship with the right hand ,
And then he would get  all powers become rich and be  blessed with children.

14.Idham  kavacham ajnathwa  yo Japeth   dhanadham shubhe  ,
SA   Sasthragathamapnothi   so achiraanmruthyu  mapnuyath.

14.If this armour  addressed to Kubhera is   chanted  unknowingly  ,
He would  go towards   Sastras and soon embrace   death.

15.Kavechenavruthe   ithyam yathra   yathraiva gachathi .
THathra thathra mahadevi   sampoojyo   nathra  samsaya,.

15.Wherever one goes wearing   this   armour  ,
There without any doubt   the great Goddess  would be present.

Ithi  Guptha sadhana thanthrokthd Dhanadha  Kavacham  SAmpoornam.

Thus end the armour of giver of wealth which occurs in Guptha sadana thanthra.

Saran mein aaye hai hum Thumhari-Hindi Bhajan

Saran  mein  aaye   hai  hum Thumhari-Hindi Bhajan

Translated  by

1.Saran mein  aaye hai hum thumhari,
Dhaya karo   hey Dhayalu  Bhagawan ,
Samhalo   bigadi dasaa  hamari ,
Dhaya  Karo  hey dhayalu  bhagawan

1,We have come    to surrender   at your feet  ,
Oh merciful God show us mercy ,
 Mange     the broken times  of ours,
Oh merciful God, show us mercy.

2.Na mum mein bal hein , na hum mein shakthi  ,
Na hum main sadhan  , na hum mein Bhakthi  ,
THabhi kahavoge   , thaap haari  ,
Dhaya karo   hey Dhayalu  Bhagwan.

2.Neither we have  power  , nor  do have  strength ,
Neither do have material, Nor do we have devotion,
And that is why I am telling , destroyer of pain,
Oh  merciful  God, show us mercy.

3.JO  thum pitha ho   , tho ham   hain Balak  ,
Jo thum hein Swami  , tho hum hain SEvak,
Jo  thum ho takur  , Tho hum   poojari  ,
Dhaya karo   hey Dhayalu  Bhagawan.

3.If you are the father , I am your  child  ,
If you are   the master  , Then I am your servant,
If you are my God, I am your priest  ,
Oh  merciful  God, show us mercy.

4.Pradhan kar dho mahan Shakthi ,
BHaro   hamare mein   jnan Bhakthi  ,
THumhare   dhar ke  hain  , hum bhikhari,
Dhaya  karo   hey dhayalu Bhagc=van.

4,Give  me the very great power ,
Please fill me with wisdom and devotion,
When compared   to your rate  , I am a beggar
Oh  merciful  God, show us mercy.

Banwari re-Hindi Bhajan

Banwari  re-Hindi Bhajan 
(Ok Krishna who lives  in forest.)

Translated by

1.Jeena ka  sahara    thera  naam re,
Mujhe   duniya valom se  kya kam re

1.Your name   is the help which  makes me live ,
What  have I to do with  people of this world.

2.Jooti dhuniya, joote bandhan  , jooti hai ye maya,
Joota sans   ka aana jaanaa , jooti hai ye kaya ,
Oh  ., yaham   saanch thera  naam re  , Banwari re

2.False earth , false ties  , this  illusion is false  ,
False inhaling and exhaling , This  body itself is false ,
Hey, the only thing that  is truth  here is your name, Hey Lord who lives in the forest.

3.Rang main there   rang gaye  giridhar  , chod dhiya jag saaraa,
Ban gaye  there prem se jogi , le ke man yek thara  ,
O, Muje pyara   theraa  dham re  , Banwari re.

3.Oh lifter  of the mountain , in my colour  , your colour got mixed up  , I have left   the entire world ,
I became a Yogi because of my love towards  you , taking in my mind the one s
tringed  lute,
Oh Lord,   I deeply like   your residence  , Oh Lord who lives in forests.

4.Darsan thera   jis dhin  pavoom  , har chintha mit jaaye,
Jeevan mera   yin charanom mey   aas ke jyoth lagaye  ,
Om Meri  Baamhein  pakad lo  , Shyam re  , Banwari re

4,On the day that I am able to see  you  , all my worries   would be powdered,
My life  is on your feet  , please light up my hopes ,
Oh Lord Hold my arms, Oh Lord   who is black, Oh Lord   who lives in forest.

Ram apnee kripa se-Hindi Bhajan

Ram  apnee  kripa  se-Hindi Bhajan

Translated  by

1.Ram apni kripa se mujhe bhakthi dhe
Ram  apani kripa   se  mujhe shakthi dhe

Oh Ram , using your mercy  , give  me devotion to you,
Oh Ram , using your  mercy, give me strength

2.Naam japtha rahoon , kam kartha  rahoon
Than  se  seva karoon, , man se   samyam karoon

Let me keep on chanting your names, Let me keep on working ,
Let me serve   you with my body , Let me   control my  mind

3.Naam japtha rahoon , kam  kartha rahoon ,
Sri Ram  , jai Ram , Jai jai Ram.

Let me keep on chanting your names, Let me keep on working ,
Sri Ram, Victory to Ram , Victory, victory to Ram.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Swarakarshana Bhairava stotram- A prayer to get wealth and gold

Swarakarshana   Bhairava   stotram
(A prayer  to get wealth    and gold)

Translated  by

   (Bhairava  is considered   as an incarnation of Lord Shiva by some people and as  an assistant to Lord Shiva  by I others. There is a  legend that he was created  by Lord Shiva to pinch off  one head of Lord Brahma  when due to pride  Brahma  misbehaved with him. He is considered as the chief of security of the   town of Varanasi  (kotwal)    and Adhi Sankara  has written a mellifluous  prayer addressed   to Kala Bhairava in Varanasi  . But Bhairava  is also worshipped by Thanthrics    of  Hindu and Buddhist religions.  There is a temple dedicated to Swarna Akarshana Bhairava  in Dindukal   city of Tamil Nadu .Unlike other   forms of Bhairava  , swarnakarshana  Bhairava   has a pleasand look    and   sits  along with his consort. It is believed that  by worshipping him  , you would become wealthy . IN this translation , I have given the Swarna Akarshana  Manthra  in the beginning    and the prayer addressed to him afterwards  . The text  of these is available in DEvanagaei script in
I do not know how   this  Manthra has to be chanted  .Many of the astrological web sites are  giving  conflicting methods  . Here first the manthra   is given and later  the stotra, )

I,Swarnakashana Bhairava  Manthra.

Om  Asya  swaranakarshhana  BHairava   stotra maha manthrasya  ,
Brahma Rishi  , anushtup chanda. Sri Swarakarshana   Bhairavo devatha  ,
Hreem bheejam  , kleem Shakthi  , sa keelakam  ,
Mama  daridrya   nasarthe    pate viniyoga

Om for the great manthra   addressed to The BHairava   who attracts  gold,
The sage  is Brahma , the meter is anushtup  , the God addressed is  SWarnakarshana  BHairava,
Hreem is the seed  , Kleem is the power   and it is   the nail also,
This is being read to  eradicate  my poverty,

Rishi nyasa:-
Brahmarishye nama sirasi  ,
Anushtup chandase  nama  mukhe  ,
Swarnakarshana  BHairavaya   nama hrudhi  ,
Hreem bheejaya   nama guhye,
Kleem  shaskthye  nama paadahayo  ,
SA keelakaya  nama  Nabhou,
Viniyogaya  nama sarvange ,
Hraam  Hreem  , Hroom  ithi shadanga nyasa

The  ritual to the saint

Salutation  to Brahma rishi on the head ,
Salutations to Anushtup meter  on the face
Salutations   to Swarnakarshana  Bhairava  on the  chest ,
Salutations to the root  hreem, on the private parts  ,
Salutations     to the the  nail on the belly  ,
Salutations to I begin, on all  limbs,
The six  part  limb ritual is  Hraam, hreem anf hroom.

Parijatha druma   kanthare   sthithe   manikhya mandape  ,
Simhasana  gatham vandhr   bhairavam  swarna dhayakam,
Gangeya pathram   damarum , trisoolam   varam kara   sandatham trinethram,
Devyayutham   thaptha svarna  varna   swarnakarshana  bhairavam Asrayami

I  decide to depend  on SWarnakarshana  BHairava   who sits on the throne
In the  Gem studded  stage  which is in the forest of   Parijatha  plants ,
And   who is the  one who gives gold and who  holds  a pot  of Gangfa water ,
Hand drum  , trident  in his auspicious hands , who has   three  eyes,
 And who  is with his consort who shines  like   the molten gold.

Om Iym   sreem Iym  Sreem   Apad    udharanaya   hraam  , hreem, hroom   ajamala   vadhyaya  , lokeswaraya  , swarnakarshana   bhairavaya , mama   daridrya   vidweshanaya  , maha  bhairavaya   nama   sreem, hreem   Iym.
Om Iym   sreem Iym  Sreem   to one   who saves us from danger , hraam  , hreem, hroom    one who killed Ajamala ,One who is the Lord of the world , One who is the Bhairava   who attracts  gold  , One who hates  my poverty   , One who is the great Bhairava  sreem, hreem   Iym.


1.Om Namasthe  bhairavaya   , brahma   Vishnu shivathmane  ,
Nama   trilokya  vandhyaya  , varadaya  , varathmane

1. Om salutations   to Bhairava  , whose soul is Brahma , Vishnu and Shiva ,
Salutations to him who is  saluted by the   three worlds, who blesses and ius the soul of boons.

2.Rathna simhasanasthaya, divyabharana shobhine  ,
Divya malya   vibhooshaya  , namasthe divya moorthaye

2.Salutations to the lord with divine form , who sits on gem studded  throne  ,
Who shines  wearing divine  ornaments  and who wears  divine  garlands.

3.Namasthe aneka hasthaya  , aneka sirase  nama  ,
Namasthe  aneka nethraya , aneka vibhave  nama

3.Salutations to the Lord  with  several  hands and several heads ,
Salutations  to the lord with several eyes  and who is a multiple lord.

4.Namasthe  aneka kandaya   anekamasaya   they name  ,
Namasthe   aneka parswaya , namasthe   divya   thejase.

4.Salutations to the Lord with several necks   to him who has several parts ,
Salutations   to  the  lord  with several directions  , salutations  to God   with divine  luster.

5,Anekayudha  yukthaya , aneka   sura sevine  ,
Aneka guna  yukthaya  , mahadevaya   they nama

5.Salutaions  to you  who is the great God  , Who  is armed with several weapons ,
Who is served  by several devas and who has several properties.

6.Namo daridra kalaya  , maha sampath  pradhayine ,
Sri Bhairavi samyukthaya , trilokesaya   they nama .

6.Salutations to   the lord of three worlds, who is the death   to poverty  ,
Who grants   great wealth   and who is along with Goddess Bhairavi.

7.Digambara  namasthubhyam  , Divyangaya  namo nama ,
Namosthu  daithya  kalaya, Papa Kalaya   they  nama.

Salutaions to one who wears directions as apparel , Salutations to  one with divine limbs ,
Salutations  to  the  killer of Asuras   as well as sins.

8. SArvajnaya namasthubhyam  , namasthe   divya chakshshe  ,
Ajithaya  namathubhyam , jitha mithraya   they nama.

8.Salutations to the  all knowing one  , salutations to one  with divine   eyes,
Salutations  to one  who cannot  be defeated and one  who is the friend  of the  victorious.

9.Namasthe  Rudra roopaya  , Maha veeraya they  nama,
Namosthvanantha   veeryaya  , maha ghoraya   they nama.

9.Salutations to the one who has  an angry form  , Salutations to you who is a great hero,
Salutations to one having endless prowess  , Salutations  to you who  is greatly  horrible.

10,Namasthe ghora ghoraya  , Viswaghoraya   they nama  ,
Nama  ugraya   santhaya  , bhakthanaam   santha dhayine.

10.Salutations to the one who is horrible among horrible   ,Salutaions  who is most horrible  in the world,
SAltations to one   who is angry as well as peaceful   and who gives peace to his  devotees.

11.Gurave  sarva lokaanam  nama  pranava  roopine ,
Namasthe  vaagbhavakhyaya, deerga  kamaya  they nama.

11.You   are the teacher of all the worlds , salutations to one   who has form of Om,
Salutations  who related   words of well being  and Oh Lord with long  love , salutations to you.

12.Namasthe Kamarajaya   yoshitha   kamaya  they nama,
Deergha mayaa swroppaya   mahamayaya they nama.

12.Salutations to the king of passion   who  loves  young woman, salutations to ypu 
Salutations to you who is very long illusion   and who is a great illusion.

13.Srushti mayaa swaroopaya   nisarga   samayaya  they  ,
Sura loka supoojyaya   apad udharanaya cha

13.When you are favouring a period you have the form of  Maya  of creation  ,
You are   well worshipped  by the devas  and also one who saves people from danger.

14.Namo nama BHairavaya   maha daridrya nasine,
Unmoolane   karmataya  alakshyaya   sarvadaa  nama,

14. Salutations to God Bhairva who destroys great poverty,
Salutations   to lord who always destroys  people   indifferent to skilful work.,

15.Namo ajamala vadhyaya , namo lokeswaraya  they  ,
Swarnakarshana   sheelaya   bhairavaya  namo nama .

15.Salutations to the one who killed Ajamala  , salutations to the God of the world,
Salutations to Bhairava   who has   the habit  of attracting gold.

16.Mama Daridrya   vidweshanaya   , lakshyaya   they nama ,
Nama loka trayesaya   swananda  nihithaya they.

16.Oh lord who hates  my being poor   salutations to him who has an aim,
Salutations to lord  of three   worlds  , who is bestowed with   happiness of self

17. Nama sri beeja roopaya  sarva kama  pradhayine  ,
Namo maha bhairavaya   sri v bhairava  namo nama

17.  Salutations to the god who has the form of seed of wealth and who fulfills all desires ,
Salutations to the great Bhairava  , Salutations   to the auspicious Bhairava

18.Dhanadhyakshaya  namasthubhyam   saranyaya    they nama  ,
Nama prasanna Aadhi devaya   they nama

18.I salute the God who presides over wealth  and salutations to you  who  protects those who surrender,
Salutation to the well pleased  one  , Salutations to the  primeval God.

19.Namathe manthra roopaya  , namathe manthra roopine  ,
Namasthe swarna roopaya   , suvarnaya namo nama

19.Salutations to him who is the form of Manthra , Salutations to him who gives forms to Manthra,
Salutations to one who has   form of gold , salutations to one who is of golden co;lour.

20.Nama suvarna varnaya  , maha punyaya they nama  ,
Nama  shudhaya budhaya   , nama samsara  tharine.

20.Salutations to god with golden colour  , Salutations to you who has done blessed deeds,
Salutations to the clean and wise  one, Salutations to one   who makes  us cross  Samsara

21,Namo devaya   guhyaya   prachalaya  namo nama ,
Namasthe  bala roopaya   paresham   bala   nasine

21,Salutations  to the God who  is secret, salutations to one who shakes,
Salutations to one   who has the form of a child and to him who destroys   strength of others.

22.Namasthe swarna samsthaya  , namo bhoothala vasine  ,
Nama  Pathala vasaya  , anadharaya   they nama

22.Salutations to the agent of gld  , Salutations to one   who lives in earth,
SAluataions to one who lives in Patala(nether world)  , Salutations to the indifferent one

23.Namo namasthe santhaya, ananthaya they namo nama ,
Dwibujaya   namasthubhyam  , buja thraya   sushobhine

23.Salutations to the peaceful one  , salutations to the endless one  ,
Salutations to the two armed one   and to him who shines with three arms.

24.Namanamadhi   sidhaya  , swarna hasthatya  they nama,
Poorna Chandra pratheekasa , vadanamboja shobhine.

24,Salutations to  the primeval sidha  , and to one   who has a golden hands,
And to one who resembles   the full moon and whose face shines like lotus   flower.

25.Namosthesthu swaroopaya  , swarnalankara   shobhine  ,
Nama swarnakarshanaya  , swarnabhaya  namo nama.

25,Salutations to one who has his own form who shines with decorations with gold,
Salutations to one   who attracts gold  , Salutations who looks glamorous in gold.

26.Namasthe  swarna kantaya  , swarnabha  ambara   dharine  ,
Swarna simhasanasthaya  , SWarna  padaya   they nama

26.Salutations to one with golden neck  , and one who wears golden colour cloth,
Salutations to God who sits on golden throne   and who has a  golden feet.

27.Namo  SWarrnabha padaya  , swarna kanchi sushobine,
Namasthe   swarna jangaya   BHaktha kamadudhatmane.

27.Salutations to one whose feet shines like Gold  ,and who shines  in golden belt,
Salutations to one having a golden thigh   and one who fulfills desires   of his devotees.

28.Namasthe  swarna bhakthaya , kalpa vruksha   swaroopine  ,
Chinthamani swaroopaya , namo  brahmadhi sevine.

28.Salutations to the devotee of gols   who has the form of wish giving tree ,
Salutations   to one  who is like wish giving gem   , who is served  by Brahma   and others.

29.Kalpa drumadhya   samsthaya   bahu swarna pradhayine,
Namo Hemakrshanaya  , bhairavaya  namo nama.

29.Oh Lord who gives   lots of Gold   like the  wish fulfilling Kalpaga  tree  ,
Salutations to one who is attracted by gold  and to Lord  Bhairava.

30.Sthavenanena   santhushto   bhava  ,lokesa  Bhairava  ,
Pasya maam karuna drushtyaa   saranagatha  vathsala.

30 Oh Lord of the world Bhairava  , become pleased  with this prayer ,
Ands look at me   with mercy oh Lord who loves  those who surrender  to him.

31. Sri Maha bhairavasya   idham  stotra muktham    sudurlabham,
Manthrathmakam   maha punyam   , sarvaiswarya  pradhayakam.

32.This pearl of prayer   addressed to great Bhairava is difficult to get  ,
The soul of the manthra would lead to blessed deeds and  would  get all sorts of wealth.

33. Ya paden nithyam   yekagram     pathakai   pramuchyathe  ,
Labhathe mahathim lakshmim  ashtaisvaryamapnuyath.

33,If this is read daily with concentration , you would escape from evil deeds,
And   e you would get  great wealth   and the eight types of wealth would be earned by him.

34.Chinthamanim avapnothi   , dhenu  kalpa tharum druvam,
Swarna rasim   avapnothi   seegrameva na samsaya

34.He would make the wish giving gem , cow and Kalpaga tree   his own without doubt,
He  would get    without any doubt quickly    heaps of gold.

35.Tri sandhyam ya padeth stotram   dasavruthya  narothama  ,
SWapne   sri Bhairava  thasya sakshath bhoothvaa   jagadguru.

35. To the who reads this ten times daily at dawn, noon and dusk,
Would be able    to see  Bhairava  , the  motherly teacher  of the  world in his dream.

36.Swarna rasi  dadath   thasyai   thath kshanam   nathra   samsaya,,
Ashta vruthya   padeth yasthu   sandhyayaym   va narothamam.

36.He would give    those great men who read it eight  times,
At dawn, noon and dusk  without    any doubt  heaps  of gold.

37.Labhathe sakalaan kamaan   sapthahaan na samsaya,
SArvadha ya padeth stotram   bhairavasya   mahathmana,

37.To him who reads   it , always   the great Bhairava ,
Would fulfill all their  desires within a week  without any doubt.

38.Mriyathe sathrava  thasya   alakshmi  naasam aapnuyath,
Akshayam labhathe   saukhyam   sarvadaa  manavothama.

38.  The enemies will die   and absence of auspiciousness  will perish  ,
And  non ceasing   happiness would be that of the    great human beings.

39.Ashta   panchath   varnadyo   manthra raja prakeerthaha,
Daridrya   dukh samana   swarnakarshana karaka

39.Those who sing this  king of manthras   fifty eight times  ,
Would get   their  poverty and sorrow destroyed   by the one  who attracts  gold.

40. Ya yena   sanchayeth  dheeman    stotram  prapadeth sadaa ,
Maha Bhairava sayujyam,   sa anantha kale   labeth druvam.

40.If   the great one   after repeatedly reading the stotra   accumulates it,
He would go the presence of great Bhairava  at the end of his life definitely.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Janaki nath Sahay kare (Hindi)

Janaki nath   Sahay  kare (Hindi)

Saint Thulasidas

Translated by

(Here is a very popular  Hindi prayer   wriien by Saint Thulasidas .   You can also hear it sung in

1.Janaki Nath   sahay Karen  jab  kaun  bigad kare  nar theron?
1.If the  Lord of Sita were  to help , who ever can cause  trouble to you?

2.sooraj, Mangal  , Som  , Brugu sutha  ,  Budha aur guru vara dhayak  thero.
Rahu , Kethu   kee naahin gamyatha   sangh   saneechar   hoth huchero

2.The sun, the mars , the moon  , Venus, Mercury and Jupiter  would give you boons,
Rahu and Kethu cannot come near you   and along with them   Saturn would  also disappear.

3.Dusht Dussasan  , vimal Draupadhi  cheer uthar   kumanthar prero ,
Thaki   sahay kari  Karunanidhi   bad gaye   cheer ke bhaar   ganero

3.The Evil Dushasana  tried to take off robes  of Good Draupadhi  with bad intentions,
And at that time   the Lord  of mercy helped  her  , increased length of her robe and made it heavy
4.Jaaki   sahay kari  Karunanidhi   thake  jagat mein  bag bade ro,
Raghuvamsi santhan  sukhdayi  , thulasidas charanan ko   chero.

4.When the treasure  of mercy   helps some one, he has  great future in this world,
And that  lord of Raghu clan gives  happiness  to saints   and Thulasidas  is the servant of his feet.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Maha Sakthi Venpa (Tamil)

Maha Sakthi Venpa
(The prayer   to the great power)

Mahakavi Bharathi

Translated from Tamil  by

  (Here is a great prayer to the  universal mother   who is the great power which activates everything  by The great poet  Subrahmanya Bharathi.)

1.Thannai maranthu  sakala ulaginayum,
Manna nitham Kakkum Mahasakthi-Annai  ,
Avale thunayendru   anavaradam nenjam,
Thuvalathiruthal Sukham

1,Forgetting herself completely that mighty Shakthi(power)
Protects   all the worlds and those  who  rule  them,
And it is pleasure  not  to lose our heart any time  ,
Always thinking   that  she  is our   support.

2.Nenjathjil  kavalai   nithamum payirakki  ,
Anji uyir vaazhthal   ariyamai –thanjamendre ,
Vayyam yellam kakkum maha sakthi   nallarulai,
Iyyamara  pathal   arivu.

2.It is ignorance  to  live   greatly scared ,
After growing  the crop of worries  in the mind ,
And it is wise  to catch hold   without   any doubt  ,
The divine grace of the Great  Shakthi   who protects all the world.

3.Vaiyakathukku  illai   maname!.Ninakku   nalam,
Cheyya karuthi ivai  cheppuven –Poyyillai  ,
Yellam  purakkum   irai namayum kakkumendra  ,
Chollal  azhiyum thuyar.

3.Not to the  world, oh mind , I am telling this,
To you   to do you  Good-this is  not a lie,
The  word that the “  the  God  of  all the places  ,
Would also protect us”,  would  destroy your sorrow.

4.Yennir kadangamal   yengum paranthanavai,
Vinnir   chudarkindra meenaiyellam  -panniyathor ,
SAkthiye   nammai  chamaitharhu kaan, noorandu,
Bakthiyudan vaazhum padikku.

4.That power  which created  the difficult to count stars ,
Wich are   shining   and spreading  every where  in the sky,
Has also created us so that  we would live,
For a period of humdred years   with devotion.

Thirupadai yezhuchi from Thiruvasagam

Thirupadai yezhuchi

Saint Manickavasagar

Translated  by

(The  war of the divine  army)
( The works  of Manikka Vasagar  the great  saint of Tamil saivism   is the first part of the Thirumurai  , the  key religious text of   Tamil Saivism. His works which are poems  written while he visited  various  temples of Tamil Nadu is called THiruvasagam. There is a saying in Tamil , that  he who does not melt before Thiruvasagam will not be affected  by  any other work,. Manikka Vasagar settled down in the temple town of Chidambaram .Most of his great work has been inscribed  on the walls  of the great temple  at Chidambaram,
   This twoi verse  poem  , which was written in Chidambaram  , makes him imagine himself as the commander  of the army    to win over the   travails of Samsara   and conquer  the world of Lord Shiva. .He tells them , what weapons to take and also instructs how the   army  formations have to fight.)

   You can hear it sung  by Dharapuram Swaminathan  in     )

Prapancha por- The war of the universes

1,Jnana  vaal yenthum   iyer nadha parai  asraiminm
Manama  yerum  iyer  mathi ven kudai   kaviminm
AAna  neethu kavacham   adaya pugumingal,
Vaana oor  kolvom , naam  maya padai  vaaraame

1.Please beat on musical drum of the Lord  who holds  sword of wisdom,
Hold  over the lord the white moon like  umbrella  of wisdom,
Please  enter to   wear  the armour of the  divine ash,
And before  the  army of illusion  attacks us, we shall conquer  the  land of Shiva.

2.THondarkal  thoosi chelleer  , bhaktharkaal choozha  pogeer ,
On tthiral yogikale perani untheerkakl,
Thin thiral chitharkale kadai koozhai chelmikal
Andar naadu aazom , naam allarpadai  vaaramay

2.Oh  servants of  God , you march to the top of the front,
Oh Devotees  completely   surround the army,
Oh very learned Yogis , you lead   the great army,
Oh very able Sidhas as able as Vajrayudha, you   march in the rear ,
We would go and rule the land of Shiva without   any suffering.

Bhagwat bhagwan ki hai arti,(Hindi)

Bhagwat bhagwan ki hai arti,
(The  worship of  the god of Bhagwatha)

Translated   by

     (Bhagwat(a), literally    the story of God  is essentially   the story of Lord Vishnu .After  writing the 18 Puranas , Veda Vyasa was   not satisfied   and the God asked  him this great book, which is  the pinnacle of  all his work.Here is a small but soulful   song of worship of   the God of the Bhagwatha  in Hindi  used to worship  that  great book and the  God  of  that great book.)

Bhagwat bhagwan ki hai arti, -This is the worship of the   god of  Bhagwatha
Papiyon ko paap se hai tarti. –Which  helps    sinners  cross   the sins
Ye amar granth ye mukti panth, -This immortal book  is the  road to salvation
Sanmarg dikhane wala-The  one   that points  out the  good path
Bigdi ko bannae wala-The one which reconstructs  the one who is broken down
Yah Sukha karni-This   leads  to happiness
Yeh Dukh harni-This   destroys sorrow
Jagmangal ki hai Aarti-this worship is  for  the auspiciousness  of the world
Paapiyoon ko Paap se hai tarti.-And helps sinners  to cross  over sins.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Arunachaleswarare vaarum(Tamil)

Arunachaleswarare  vaarum

Sathyamangalam  Venkatrama iyer

Translated  by

(One visitor who introduced himself as  SAthamangalam Venkatraman    is said to have  composed five songs called   Sri Ramana    sthuthi Panchakam(five songs on Ramana  )  when he was in  Virupakshi cave .This is the   first song of those five songs. Interestingly   it  is similar to a  suprabatham  to Ramana as well as God Shiva   as Arunachaleswara. I understand the five  prayers of this  Pancharathnam are sung on Saturdays   in the Ramanashram.  I was attracted by its simplicity and am translating because of it)

1Arunan udithana aruna giri thannil ,
Azhagiya Ramanare  Vaarum,
Arunachalesare vaarum

1.In the red mountain   the early morning sun has risen up .
Oh Pretty   Ramana , please come  ,
Oh Lord of the   red   mountain  , please come

2.Chalai  kuyilosai   kalayir koovithu,
Sar guru Ramanare  varum,
Sambhavi  pakare  vaarum

2,In the road  the koel has sung  ,
Oh Guru Ramana who teaches  only truth please come  ,
Oh Lord  of Parvathi please  come 

3.Sangam olithathu  , tharakai mangina  ,
Ingitha Ramanare  vaarum,
Eesa suresare  vaarum

3.The conches boomed, the stars have dimmed,
Oh Ramana who  is very nice to us  , please come,
Oh God  , who is  the lord of Devsa, please come

4,Kozhikal koovina  , kurukgal iyambina ,
Nazhigai aachuthu  vaarum ,
Bodha swaroopare  vaarum.

4.The cocks have  crows, the birds are making sound,
The   time is late  , please  come,
Oh Lord  who has form of wisdom,  Please come.

5.Chinnangal  kakalam  perikai yarthana  ,
Ponnanga Ramanare  Vaarum,
Bodha  swaroopare  vaarum,
5.The auspicious Kakalas and Drums havr made sound,
Oh Ramana   , with the gold like body , please come,
Oh Lord  who has  the form of wisdom come

6.Kakamum karainthathu  , kalayum aayithi  ,
Naga baranare  Vaarum,
Nanjani  gandare  vaarum,

6.The crows have crowed, it has become  the n morn,
Oh Lord wearing snake as ornament , please  come,
Oh Lord who wears poison  on his neck, please come

 7.Karpanai ozhinthathu , kamalangal   alarnthana ,
Virpana  Ramanare  Vaarum,
Vedantha  roopare  vaarum.

7.Our thoughts  have disappeared, the lotus of wisdom has opened,
Oh Ramana   who is an expert , please come,
Oh Lord who has the form of Philosophy  , please come

8.Mukkuna rahithare  , mukthi naadalvore ,
SArguna   Ramanare  Vaarum,
SAntha swroopare  Vaaruym

8.Oh Lord without three qualities  , Oh Lord who rules over place of salvation,
Oh Rama blessed with good qualities , please come  ,
Oh Lord with a peaceful form come

9.SAthu chithananda  vadivinai   charnthidum,
Thathuva  rayare  vaarum,
Thaandava moorthiye  vaarum,

9, Oh king of true principles  ,
Who has the form  of true divine joy, please come.
Oh Lord    who has a  dancing form, please  come.

10.Inba thunba milla  ekantha  medayil
Anburu  kondore Vaarum,
Aananda mohanare  Vaarum,

10.Oh lord   who has taken a form of love ,
In the solitary stage   without sorrow or joy, please come
Oh pretty lord  , full of joy, please come.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Swami Sadashiva Brahmendral Pancha Rathnam

Swami  Sadashiva Brahmendral    Pancha Rathnam 

Compiled by

  Brahmendral was a  saint who lived   in The Thanjavur district    in the seventeenth centaury(1680-1755 or 1781) .  He was  the contemprory of the musical trinity  of Thiruvayyaru.   He  was the disciple of Parameshwara Yogeendral  who was the matadhipathi  of  the Kumbakonam mutt(57th Peetadhipathi)   at that tyime  .He believed   that  God can not only be attained   by Jnana, BHkthi and Karma Yogas  but also through Nada Yoga  .He  is supposed toi have walked nude all  over the present Kumbakonam, THanjavur and Pudul kottai districts.   Several miracles have been ascribed   to him.  He has written several philosophical treatises , a book about Peetadhipathis  of the Kumbakonam   Mutt   and 24 compositions .His compositions  are in simple sweet  and easily understandable Sanskrit  and they are  extremely sweet and mellifluous to hear. These   are the real proof of the saying
                   Japakoti gunam dhyanam - dhyanakoti gunolayas
                  laya koti gunam ganam - ganat parataram nahi ||
“Singing a song once in absolute melody is equivalent to worship of God through Dhyana  one crore times.”

 Because of that  they   are extremely popular . The Saint attained Jeeva Samadhi  in Nerur near Karur town of Tamil Nadu  .Every year  his devotees arrange   for an Aradhana to Brahmendral   at this place  . The 33rd Pontiff of The Sringeri Mutt   HH Sri Sri  SAchidananda  Shivabhinava  Narasimha Bharathi Swamigal (who lived about 100 years back ) it seems spent 4 days on the Samadhi to learn Kundalini Yoga from this great saint .Onlookers were   amazed that  the Swamigal  entered in to a conversation with Brahmendral   on the fourth day  .That great savant composed a prayer  addressed to Sadashiva Brahmendral,. From that time   , every new incumbent  for  the Sringeri Peetham visits Nerur to pay  Homage to  SAdashiva  Brahmendral  , I  consider myself as blessed  because  I had  the rare opportunity  of translating in to English   all the Krithis of  Sadashiva Brahmendral. An  AAradhanai is conducted  by the Devotees of Brahmendral every year  .In this AAradhana , five selected  songs  of the saint are sung  viz THunga tharange Gange  , Pibare Rama Rasam  , Bhajare Gopalam , Manasa  SAnchara re   and Bhaja re Yadhunatham   I am giving below the translation of Sadashivendra Brahma Rathnam  . 

Sri Sadashivendra Pancha rathna   Stotram

HH Sri Sri  SAchidananda   Shivabhinava   Narasimha  Bharathi  Swamiga

Translated by

1.Yath sandarsana mathradh  Bhakthir jathapyaviddha  karnasya,
Thatha   sandarasana madhunaa   kruthwaa   noonam  krutharthosmi

1,As soon as one  sees  devotion  flows  without stop  from the ears,
And   the honey of that visit   indeed makes me grateful.

2.Yo anisam  aathmanyeva   hyaathmaanam  sandaddhiyyam,
Basmacchanannala   yiva  jada kruthischarathi  tham noumi.

2.He   without  any stop   with his soul   bestows  on other souls,
Like the fire secretly  making the ash  and gave stunning  compositions, I salute him.

3. Yasya  vinokana mathrachethasi   sanjayathi seegram  ,
Vairagya Machala akhileshvapi   vishayeshu  , pranoumi tham yaminam

3.  He playfully    using his intelligence   with speed composes ,
In those  saintly , stable   and  universal   subjects, and I  salute that saint

4.Puratho  bhavathu   krupabdhi  pura vaira  nishta manasa  soayam,
Parama shivendra   karabja sanjatho   ya sadashivendro may  .

4.Earlier that ocean of mercy  became  himself one whose mind is absorbed by Lord Shiva,
And  this  Sadashivendra   was born out of the lotus hands  of Paramashivendra(his Guru) .

5.Unmatha   vathsancharatheeha   sishyasthavethi  lokasya  vachamsi   srunvan,
Kiddhya annu vachasya   guru  puraho hyunmathathaa  may na hi   thadruseethi.

5.That one travelled  like  a crazy one   and his disciples   were  hearing  the words of people,
And the distressed  followers  who were walking behind him did not  see  his craziness

6. Panchakam   yethath bhakthyaa slokaanam   virachitham loke  ,
Ya o padathi    sopi   labbhathe   karunaam seegram   sadashivendrasya.

6.This pentad of devotional verses  has been composed   and those people ,

Who read this   would get  quickly the mercy   of  Sadashivendra.

Friday, August 21, 2015



Adhi Sankara  Bhagawat pada

Translated  by

(Mani Karnika Ghat is  one of the very ancient Ghats  of Varanasi .This is very close to  Temple of Lord Kasiviswanath  .It is also one of the largest   cremation grounds   in Ganga. There is a Mani Karika temple and Mani Karnika Khund established there  by Lord Vishnu.This great prayer is addressed   to Mani Karnika  temple by Shankara Bhagawath Pada)

1.Thwatheere  Manikarnike   Hariharou  Sayujya mukthi pradhou,
Vadanthou kurutha   parasparamubhou  jantho  prayanothsave  ,
Madd roopo   nanujo  ayam asthu   harinaa  prokthaa , shivasthatkshanath,
Than  madhyadh abdhu gulanchano  garudagapeethambaronirgatha.

1.Oh Manikarnika  , when   in your banks Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu ,
Who can grant salvation  at the time of death  , were  arguing  with each other ,
And when Lord  Vishnu  toild him , “This man  would   assume   my form,”
At that time   from the middle of that being, Lord Vishnu having  ,
The symbol of sage   Brugu on him , came out on the Garuda  wearing  the yellow silk.

2.Indradhyasthridasa yakadanthi   niyatham bjoga kshaye they puna,
Jaayanthe  manujaas thathobhi   pasava keetaa   pathangadhaya,
Ye  Mathar manikarnike   thava  jalr   majjanthi nishkalmashaa,
Sayujyebhi  kireeda kousthubha darsaa   Narayana yasur  Bara.

2,Indra  and  other  devas try  to climb up but even they,
After they exhaust the  result  of blessed deeds  are born as,
A human being  or as a worm and Oh Mother Manikarnika ,
Those beings who  bathe in your  sacred waters are free from any stain,
And would assume the form Of   salvation of lord  Narayana,
Wearing a crown and the gem called Kausthubha.

3.Kasi  dhanyathama   vimuktha nagari saalankruthaa  Gangayaa,
Thathreyam  mani karnika   sukha karimukthirhi thath  kinkari,
Swarloka sthulitha   sa haiva vibudhai  kasyam samam Brahmana m
Kasi kshonithale  sthithaa   gurutharasas Swargho  laghuthwam gathaa

3.The ciry of Kasi as decorated  by river ganges as a very blessed town,
And there Manikarnika is pleasant and is like a maid servant called  “salvation”,
And even  the heavens as  well as land of Brahma  are weighed and compared  to Kasi,
And being heavier Kasi is down on earth  and Heavens being light are  on the top.

4.Ganga theeramanuthamam  hi sakalam thathrapi  kasyuthama,
Thasyaam saa  Manikarnikothamouthama   yethreswaro  mukthidha,
Devanamabhi durlabham  stalamidham  Papougha nasanam,
Poorvaparjitha   punya punjagamakam  punyair janai prapyathe .

4.The banks of Ganga are  incomparable  and everything is there, and there in the great Benares,
The ManiKarnina is the best among the best as Lord Shiva   grants salvation there,
And this place  is difficult   for even Devas to get as all  sins are destroyed there,
And it can can be  attained only due to blessed  deeds of previous births and People get blessings there.

5.Dukhambodhi nimagna janthu nivahasthesham  kadham  nishkruthi  ,
Jnathwa   thathi virinchinaa Varanasi sarmadhaa,
Lokaa swarga mukas thathopi  lagavo bogantha  patha  pradhaa,
Kasi mukthi puri   sadaa Shivakari dharmartha  Moksha pradhaa.

5.This  Benares was  created by Lord Brahms for removing the Sorrow,
Of all those p people   who are   drowned  in the  ocean of sorrow ,
The heaven and the worls above give us pleasure first and downfall later ,
But this Benares  which is a city of salvation is a place giving us Dharma , wealth as well as salvation.

6.Yeko Venu dharo , Dharaadharadgara Sri Vathsa bhoosha dhara ,
Yopyeka  khilka shankaro Visha dharo  Gangadharo Madhava  ,
Ye Mathar  Mani karnike   thava  jale   majjanthi   the Manava ,
Rudraa  vaa harayo  bhavanthi bahavasthesham bahuthwam  Kadham,

6,Hari is the only one who carries a flute, mountain   as well as Srivathsa,
Lord Shiva  is the only one who carries the poison , Ganges   and hew is asame as Hari,
All those human beings   who take  bth in this Manikarnika ghat,
Would rise up   from there as Hari or shiva and where is pluarality for them.

7.THwath theere  maranam  thu mangala karam   devirabhi slagyathe ,
Sakrastham  manujam   sahsra nayanai drushtum   sadaa  thathparaa,
Aayantham  savithaa c savithaa  sahasra kiranai  pragyudatho  aabhoothsadaa,
Punyasou Vrusha gi=o adhavaa  Garudaga  kim mandhiram   yaasyathi.

7.The death on your banks is auspicious and is appreciated by even Devas,
And those men are eagerly awaited by  Indra  with one thousand eyes,
And the Sun God with one thousand rays rises up eagerly to see ,
To which temple those persons riding on Bull as   well as Garuda  are going.

8.Madhyahna Mani karnikaa snapanajam punyam na vakthum kshamaa ,
Sweeyai rapatha   sathaiur chathurmukha   suro   vedartha Deekshaa guru,
Yogabhayasaa balena    Chandra shikhara   statha punya parangatha,
Thwatheere  prakarothi  suptha purusham  Narayanam  vaa shivam.

8.The  scared effect of   taking bath in Mani Karnika Ghat  at mid noon,
Cannot even be told by the teacher   Lord Brahma , the Lord who explains  Vedas ,
Even in hundreds of years and by the power  of practicing Yoga  and,
By being at end of blessed  deeds, the one who sleeps  there at night,
Is transformed   by Lord Chandrashekara  ae  Narayana or Shiva.

9.Kruchrai koti sathai swapapa nidhanam  yacha aswamedhai  balam,
THath sarvam Mani Karnika sanapanaje punye pravishtam bhaveth,
Snathwa  stotramitham   Nara  Padathi cheth samsara  paadho nidhi,
THeerthwaa pala valayath  prayathi   sadanam  thejomayam   Brahmana.

9.The power got by carrying  out  hundred crores of   painful penances  ,
And effect Carrying out of Aswamedha  sacrifice would all be got,
By one  who takes bath in Manikarnika    and reading this prayer,
And he would  be able to cross the ocean of Samsara  asif he is  crossing a small  body of water.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

The stotras praising 58 divine materials and temples

The stotras  praising  58 divine materials  and  temples

Translated by

(I found this great collection  of prayers in a  book called  Srimad Bhajanamrutham published by  Sri Gopala krishna Nama Prachara Sabha . The information given about the temples in the prayers about them  are really great .There are both Vaishnavite  /Shaivite temples as well as Temples    from all  over India.)

Here   are  a sloka  each about  several religious related  books, things   as well as  several temples  of India from a book called   Srimad Bhajanamrutham in  Tamil .

(There are 18  sacred  epics IN Hinduism. These  have been written (compiled ) by the sage Veda Vyasa.Ramayana is a separate epic which was  written by  sage Valmiki)

Aalodya   sarva sathraani  ,
Vicharya cha  puna puna  ,
Idham yekam sunishpannam,
Dhyayo  Narayana sadaa

They are mixture of all Sastras.
Which again and again discuss
And in one place  everything  has been brought out,
And  they  always think   about  Narayana.

(Ramayana  or the story of Rama was written by sage Valmiki .Hindus believe that it is the first epic written in Hinduism. Several versions as well as   translations   were later  made of this great book.)

Icchamo  hi   maha bahum ,
Raghu veeram Maha  balam,
Gajena  mahatha yantham ,
Ramam chathraa vruthananam.

I like very much  that long armed one ,
Who is the valorous one of Raghu clan ,   who is very  strong ,
Who is much stronger   than the  elephant,
And who is Rama over whom an umbrella is held.

 (Mahabharatha is possibly the greatest and largest book of Hinduism   and is the story of  the war between  Pandavas and Kauravas. This again was written by   sage Veda Vyasa.)

Ananyaschinthayantho maam,
Ye janaa paryupasathe  ,
THesham   nithyabhi yukthanam,
Yogakshemam  vahamyaham.

The   day to day   welfare of those people who worship me  ,
Without thinking about any other thing , would be taken care  of by me.


(This again another great  great epic written by Sage  Vyasa    after he completed writing the eighteen Puranas .Though it is the story of all the nine incarnations of Lord Vishnu, It deals  more extensively with   the story of Lord Krishna   and is more known as the story  of Krishna,)

NIgamakalpa   tharorgalitham balam  ,
Shukamukath  amrutha drava  samyutham,
Pibatha  bhagawatham   rasamaalayam,
Muhur aho  rasikaa  bhuvi bhavuka.

The power that oozes out  of  the  wish giving tree  of Vedas,
Has been mixed with  the nectar that flowed out of the mouth of sage  Shuka ,
And at every moment the connoisseurs are transported  to heaven.

(Lord Krishna   as a child   was left by his g father  in the house of Nanda Gopa   and Yasoda who were kings of cowherds. The fascinating place   where  Lord Krishna spent his child hood   is Gokula-the place of cowherds.)

Aho Bhagyam Aho Bhagyam ,
Nanda gopa vrujowkasam,
Yan mithram paramanandam ,
Poornam  Brahma Sanathanam,

The luck , the very great luck ,
Is flooding  the Vruja desa of Nanda gopa ,
And his friends  are  enjoying  great happiness,
Which  is complete and is as old as Brahma,

(Dasaratha   was the king of Ayodhya.Lord Vishnu took birth   as his son and lived in Ayodhya . Every dust of Ayodhya which must have come in to contact with  Lord Rama  is considered  as holy  by the Hindus.)

Sashtim varsha sahasarani  Kasi vaasena yath phalam,
Thath phalam nimisharthena  kalou  Dasarathe  purae.

The effect of living in Benares  for   six thousand years ,
Can be realized by living  one minute in Ayodhya during the Kali age.

(Benares  or Varanasi Or Kasi   is the holiest  town for the Hindus.The most holy temple of Shiva, which every Hindu wants to visit   at least once is located here.)

Aham Kasim gamishyami , tharaiva  nivasamyaham,
Ithi  bruvanastham  , Kasi vasa  balam labeth

If one takes a decision “I will go to Kasi and live there”,
Then he would  immediately get the result  of living in Kasi.

(Ganga   the life giver to is the most sacred  river in India.  Every Hindu wants   to take bath in its waters. Every Hindu wants  The water of Ganga   to be the last  drink that he takes before  leaving to heaven.)

Ganga ganga ithi yo brooyath,
Yo jananam   sathairapi ,
Muchyathe sarva papebhyo,
Vishnu lokam cha Gachathi
If any one tells  “Ganga, Ganga”,they would  get freedom,
From all  sins  committed by them and go to the  world  of Vishnu

9.Mani Karnika
(Mani Karnika is the Holy Ghat in Ganges and is situated in Varanasi. Here is a great Shakthi peeth ,It is the major cremation ground for Hindus in Varanasi.)

Viswesam , madhavam, Dundim ,
Dandapanim cha bhairavam  ,
Vandhe kasim  guhaam   , gangaam,
Bhavanim  Manikarnikam.

Lord  of Universe , Lord Krishna , Lord Ganesa ,
Lord   Subrahmanya    and Bhairava  ,
I salute  the heart of Kasi, river Ganga ,
Goddess  Bhavani  and the  Mani karnika.

(This is the place  in city of Allahabad  where rivers Ganga ,Yamuna and Saraswathi(an underground river) merges and flows further. A visit to Prayaga and a dip at the confluence of the river is  again dream of every Hindu.)

Sithasithe  yathra  tharanga   chamare ,
Nadyao vibhadarmuni   banu  kanyake ,
Neelathapathram Vata  yeva   saakshaath,
Sa theertha  rajo  jayathi  Prayaga

In the    fan of  the tides  of Ganga and Yamuna ,
The  river  of the daughter  of the Sun God is set free ,
And  it with his   dark blue colour   truly   mixes .
Let the king of sacred  waters  at Prayaga achieve  victory.

A series of eight temples  of Lord Narasimha is situated here .Devotees believe that Lord Narasimha killed  Hiranya Kasipu at this place .This is a great Vaishnavite  pilgrim centre ,. This is located in Kurnool district of Andhra  Pradesh.)

Aho veeryam, aho sauryam,
Aho bahu prakrama,
Narasimha  param daivam ,
Ahobilam ahobalam.

What a  great  valour, what a great courage
What a   great power of  his hands,
The Lord Narasimha is rge greatest God,
What  a great power in Ahobilam.

(A great  Rama Temple  built by h Bhadragiri Ramadas  is located  here. The temple is built on a hill top on the  banks of Godavari river. It is located  in Khammam district of   the state  of  Telengana)

Vamanga sthitha  Janaki parilasad, Kodanda   dandam  kare,
Chakram chordhwa karena  bahu  yugale, sangam saram Dakshine,
Bibraanam  jala jatha  pathra  nayanam  badradri moordhni  sthitham,
Keyuradhi vibhooshitham Raghu  pathim saoumithri   yuktham Baje,

With  daughter of Janaka  standing on the left, with  the stick of Kodanda  in his hands,
With the divine wheel in hands held high, with conch   and   arrows  on the left hand,
Shining  with eyes like  lotus leaf, standing on the  top of Badra  mountains,
 And decorated   by the crown on the head is Raghupathi  along with Lakshmana  and I sing about him.

  (This is another great temple dedicated to Lord Narasimha and is located in the city suburbs  of Vishakapatnam. )

Jayavithatha   sankalpa sathyakama  sanathana,
Jaya  Simhachaladheesa , jaya  deva namosthuthe

Bent upon victory  , loving truth  , who has been forever,
Is  the Lord  of Simhachala , victory to him , Victory oh God, I salute you.

(  This is a great temple city of Madhya Pradesh  with a  great history.The King Vikramadhithya   ruled the entire India   with Ujjain as capital .Mahakaleswar  one of the Jyothirlings in India in located here.Once in twelve years Kumbha Mela  is celebrated in this town.)

AAkase  tharakam ligam, Pathale hatakeswaram,
Marthya loke  MahakaLam ,lingathrayam upasmahe

I honour the three  lingas  viz the Linga  in sky which helps  us  to cross the ocean of Samsara,
The Golden God   in the nether world   and Maha Kala in the land of men.

(The Father Of Lord Krishna was a king of Mathura.It was here that Lord Krishna killed his uncle Kamsa. The city is almost full of temples of  Lord Krishna.)

Rajadhani  thathasaabhooth sarva yadava  bhoobujaam,
Mathura bhagawan  yathra  nithyam  sannihitho Hari

The capital and  where exists   the possessor  of   all Yadavas,
Is Mathura, where   the God   is present   daily.

16.Jagannatham (Puri)
   (Here in Puri is the great temple of Jagannath. The head quarters of Gaudiya school of Vaishnavism is located here..The temple has lthe idols of Jaganath, his sister Subadhra and his elder brother  Bala Badra .The famous Chariot festival is annually conducted   here.)

Jaya Krishna Jagannatha, Jaya sarvaga nasana,
Jaya leela daru roopa, Jaya abheeshta  phala pradha.

Puri  Jagannath
Victory to Krishna  who is  the lord of universe Victory to him who destroys all sins,
Victory to him who has a form of wood as his sport, Victory to  one  who fulfills  all our desires.

17.Gadikachalam ( Sholingur)
(Sholingur or Sholavandan  is in Tamil Nadu and on the top of a huge hill is the  Temple of Lord Narasimha. To  subside his anger after killing Hiranya Kasipu Lord Narasimha is supposed to have remained in a yogic pose  for 24 minutes(Gadika)  and that is why this temple is called  Gadikachalam.)

Gadikachala bhoobhage , gadikamapi yo vaseth,
SAptha janma krutham papam, thath kshanatheva  nasyathi

If one lives at least for   twenty four minutes in Sholingur
The sins that  he committed  in seven births would be destroyed in that  instant.

(The holiest of the holies  is the Mountain THirumala   at Thirupathi where Lord Venkadachalapathy has a huge temple  .The annual  income of this temple   is the largest in India..The God is called Balaji in noreth   and Yezhumalayan in Tamil Nadu  )

Venkadadhri samam sanathanam,
Brahmande  nasthi kinchana ,
Venkatesa samo DEvo,
Na bhootho  na bhavishyathi.


In this universe   there is nothing  ,
As ancient    as the  Venkata  mountains  ,
And there   is no God   equal to Venkatesa,
Either   in the  past  or in the  future.

(Pandharpur in Maharashtra is another great center   for devotion to Lord Krishna. They are  prefer to worship him in the form of the Lord Standing on a brick and holding  his hip with both hands  .The great book Bhktha vijayam  is mostly about devotees to Pandarinatha.)

Maa yatha  pandhaa, pathi bheema radhya,
Digambara  kopi thamala Neela,
Vinayastha haathobhi nithamb bimbe,
Dhoortha samakarshathi   chitha  vitham.

Without getting subdued   is that wanderer  in the streets of Bheema ,
Who has  a blue complexion as if he is dressed  in the sky  ,
And standing putting his hands   on his hips  ,
Would protect us  from evil people and would  gave us wealth that our mind wants.


(Kalahasthi is a very famous Shiva temple  near Thirupathi, dedicated  to Vayu.A lamp lit  in the sanctum with no windows  keeps on waving here .It is  also a  place where  Santhi for Rahu and Kethu can be done.)

Paschimapi mukham lingam ,
Sarpakara vasthitham,
SAkruth darasana  mathrena,
KOti janmaga  nasanam.

The Linga there  faces  west  ,
Whose body was  decorated by a serpent,
And   as soon as good man sees it,
The sins he  had done in crores of birth would be destroyed.

21.Kanchi(Vishnu kanchi)
(Kanchipuram is an ancient Indian city   and it has been told  “Nagareshu Kanchi”.It is a city full of great temples.The Vidshnu Kanchi is the place  of Vishnu temples .The most prominent  among them is the temple of Lord Varadaraja. Great Vaishnavite   saints were  born in this place)

Vapaa parimalollasa vasitha  dara  pallavam,
Mukham varada  rajasya mukdha  smitha  mupasmahe.

The Vaishnavite  part of Kanchipuram
I  worship  the  pleasant smiling  face   of the Varadaraja 
Who has  a scented   blossom of   great splendour   on his  navel .

22.Ekambaram (shiva Kanchi)
    (The shaivaite part of Kanchi houses  the celebrated Kamakshi temple  which also has the temple  of Ekamra natha. Thehead quarters  of the Kama koti Mutt of Adhi Sankara   is located  here.)

Kamakshi vallabham  devam kamaneeya kalebaram,
Ye namanthi krup sindhum thesham nasthi punarbhava

The Shaivite part of Kanchipuam
He  who salutes   the consort of Kamkashi, who has a pretty body,
And who is   the ocean of mercy, will not have   a rebirth.

23.Arunachalam  (THiruvannamalai)

(THiruvannamalai  or Arunachala Mountain is  the place where Agni Linga of God is situated..The mountain itself is supposed  to be God himself.Every Pournami day  Lalkhs of people do Pradakshina to the mountain.)

Darasanadh abra sadasi , jananath kamalalaye  ,
Kasyam maranaan mukthi, smaranath Arunachale

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

24.Sri Mushnam
(Sri Mushnam  is a small town in Cuddalore  district of Tamil Nadu.The God in this temple is Bhoovarahan.The God is in standing position and faces the wesr  but his face faces south.)

Nama swetha varahaya   Sri Mushna nilayaya  cha,
JIllikavana   vasaya   Sri Mushna   Brahmane   nama.

Sri Mushnam
Salutations to the   white Varaha  who is in  Sri Mushnam,
Who lives in the  forest of crickets and I salute   the  God of Srimushna

(Possibly the greatest Shiva temple in  Tamil Nadu.The Akasa Linga  is in this temple.The :Lord   stands in a dancing pose   and is called Lord Natarajar. Deekshithars  who have tuft inb front do worship in this  temple as well as maintain it.)

Chidamabaram ithi brooyath  sakrujjanana  varjitham,
Mukthi gandarava   padam , moksha  eva  na samsaya.

 If Good people just say once Chidambaram, they  will not have further birth,
And that  word  coming from throat would lead  to salvation  without any doubt.

(Lord Vaitheeswaean  of Vaitheeswaran koil in Tamil Nadu  is considered as the God of doctors. This temple is located near Mayavaram(Mayiladu thurai) of Tamil Nadu.)

Balambikesa  Vaidhyesa, bhava  roga harethi cha,
Japen  nama thrayam  nithyam  maha roga nivaranam

Vaitheeswaran Koil
Balambika   and king of doctors cure   the disease of  birth death cycle ,
If this is repeated    thrice with devotion   , all  great diseases  would be cured.

(Mayuram  or Mayiladuthurai is the place   where  the river Cauvery joins the sea.The God here  is called  Mayuranathar. The Goddess  appears as a peacock  )

Bhaktha abhayapradha karambubam Aadhi devam,
Mukthaa paragasith   charu pavithra   keethim,
Keyura hara  kadakadhi vibhooshanadyam,
Mayuranadha manisam  manasa  smarami

That primrval God   whose  lotus like hand gives  protection to devotees,
Is spreadsding   his holy and pretty fame escape and spread ,
And he is seen to wear   crown, garland, bangles and other ornaments,
And I  always think with my mind  that Mayuresa.

   (Madhyarjunam called in Tamil is Thiruvidai marudur   is one  of the seven biggest   temples  in  Tamil Nadu. The God there  is called Mahalingeswarar.It is located  in THanjavur district of  Tamil Nadu. Shiva is believed to have appeared as a flame to please Agastya and other sages who were performing penance. Shiva is said to have emanated from the heart of Parvathi. It is also believed that several other deities like Rudra , Vinayaga , Murugan , Parvathi , Kali , Lakshmi , Saraswathi , Brahma , Airavata  (the elephant of celestial king Indra ) and Vishnu worshipped Mahalingaswamy)

Souryena vaa  , Sankara  sevayaa  vaa  ,
SAthodhari  sangama  vanchaya  vaa ,
Pumsam ushithwa punar eka rathram,
Madhyarjune   nasthi   sareera  bandha.

Either due to Sun or due to service of Sankara
Or due  to wish to meet the  thin bellied one  ,
 If the people  stayed   again for  one more night,
In Thiruvidai marudur, they would leave their attachment to body.

(Kumbakonam is virtually   a city of temples in THanjavur district  .Unless you visit  the city possibly you may not be  even to able imagine   the several  mega temples there. It is believed   that when the Pot of nectar was being carried by the Devas they kept it in Kumbakonam. In that spot there  is a Mahamaha tank where  every twelve years  a Mahamham  is celebrated.  )

Yo nara Kumbakonesmin kshanardham api thishtathi,
Karastham thasya kaivalyam kimudhanya  vibhudaya.

Any man who happens to stay  in Kumbakonam   for more  than half a second,
He   would get in his hand   the salvation and what is the need for any other powers

30.Sauri Rajam
( This temple near Trichy town on the banks of Kollidam river  in a place called  THiru Anbil.)

Uthpalavathake ramyem,
Vimane pushkarekshanam,
Saurirajam  aham vandhe  ,
Sada sarvanga  Sundaram

Sundara  Perumal koil (THiru Anbil)
I salute   the king of king of the mighty ones,
Who is always   prettiness  all over his body,
Who is with   pretty forest  of lotuses,
And with tower  and sacred  bathing tank 

(This Shiva temple is  located near Sirkazhi of Tamil nadu,The town has three bog temples and three  scared water  tanks.The God in the Shiva temple  is called  Aghora murthy  , a very angry form of Lord Shiva.
NImisham nimishardham vaa,
SWetharanye vasen nara,
Vidhootha sarva papathma,
Shivalokam cha  Gachathi

If any human being lives in THiruvenkadu,
For a minute  or even half a  minute,
Would get removed  of all their sins,
And would go to the  land of Shiva.

32.Valmeeka Kshethram (Thiruvarur)
(Lord Shiva called as Thyagaraja   is worshipped  here  as Moola nathar   and his idol is referred to as  Maragatha  lingam.The consort of Shiva in this temple is called  Kamalambikai. The God is believed to perform Ajapathaanam  i.e dancing without chanting.)

Thyagaraja  maharaja sevaya kim labhyathe,
Yekam na labhyathe janma janani klesa karanam

Oh Thyagaraja , What do we get  by serving  a king,
One   thing you will not get which will be the cause
Of trouble  to your mother who gave  you birth.

(This place  in Tamil Nadu was earlier known as THirumaraikadu and has an ancient    temple   dedicated to Lord Shiva.Devotees believe that  after killing Ravana  lOrd Rama visited this place  to get rid of the sin of killing a Brahmin,.His foot print is preserved in a place called  “Ramar Padam” in Vedaranyam.)

Vedaranyam  Veda theertham   kotim cha manikarnikam,
Ramanatham vidangesam  skandam  , Kalyana  sundaram,
HUmkara Vignarajam   cha Veena vaadha  vidhooshinim ,
Chinthayeth  pratrhar uthaya   sarva papo upasanthaye.

The Sacred Veda water  of Vedaranyam is equal to  one crore Manikarnika,
As soon as you   get  up  in the morning  , if you think of ,
Ramanatha , Vida,Vidangesa(Lord of the skilful) , Subrahmanya  , Kalyana  Sundara  ,
Humkara  Ganesa, Then  all the sins  would get  calmed down.

(This referes to the temple town of Thirukadayur  near MayavaramDevotees believ that  the Devas brought the  pot of nectar(called Amrutha )  here and kept. The god is called  Amrutha Ghateswarar and the goddess is called Abhirami  ,Devotees believe that Lord Yama was killed by Lord Shiva in this place   to save Markandeya.)

Mruthyunjaya rudraya  , Neelakandaya  Shambhave  ,
Amruthesaya  sarvaya  Mahadevaya  they nama.

Salutations  to Lord who has won over Yama , Rudra , Lord with blue neck,
Shambhu, God of nectar  , Sarva as well as the  greatest God.

35,Thejini vana
(The Oppiliappan temple is situated  hin this place which is the part  of Kumbakonam. Oppiliyappan  meaning  a matchless form of God  is Lord Venkidachalapathy himself. He is also called as Uppiliappan because  in the kitchen of the temple  salt is not used. Those offerings within the temple are tastey but once  you come out you would feel absence of salt.)

Akasa nagareesaya  Panasaranya vasine  ,
Nethrarpana pureesaya  Thejineesaya  nama

Oh lord of the city of the sly   who lives in  forest of jack fruits,
Oh Lord of the city where eyes were dedicated to God,Salutations to God who shines.

36.Sri Vanchiyam
( This is the  temple of Lord Shiva  situated  in Thiruvarur district of Tamilnadu . The God here is called Vanchinathar  .Lord Yama  dissatisfied with his job is supposed to have done penance  here.It Seems Lord Shiva who was pleased gave him a boon that  though Yama takes the life, people would attribute to illnesses , accident etc andnever blame him.)

Sri vanchyesa dhaya sara Namasthe  bhaktha  vathsala,
Nama ssarvrvaya   they  thubhyam  Nama sivatharaya  they

Oh God of Thiruvanchiyam,  juice of mercy, Salutations  to Lord  who loves his devotees,
Salutation to Sarva , I salute  you Shivathara.

37.Pancha Nadam
(This is a temple town near Thanjavur called Thiruvayyaru as five rivers  flow through the town. The God in the  temple is called Panchanadheeswarar. The great Musical trinity  of Tamil Nadu  lived in this town.)

Panchapakesa japyesa, pranatharthi haredhisa,
Japen nama thrayam nithyam  Punarjanma  na vidhyatha

Oh Lord whose hairs are the five rivers, The Lord of chanting , The God who destroys suffering  of the soul,
Whosoever chants these  three  names   daily will not have another birth

38.Dakshina Dwaraka
(this temple town is known as Mannargudi and is near THanjavur , The presiding God is called as Rajagopalaswamy, This temple which is a  important Vaishnavite  pilgrim centre is referred  to as the Dwaraka  of the south.)

 Samvthsaram , shan masam  ,
Masam masardha  meva vaa  ,
Dakshina dwarka vasi  ,
Naronari chathurbujas

Either a year or six months ,
Or month or fortnight  ,
If men and women stay,
In the   southern Dwaraka  ,
They will attain the  four handed Vishnu

(Rameswaram  is a temple town situated  in the banks of the ocean.Lord Rama   after  killing Ravana  is supposed to have come back here , consecrated the Idol of Ramanatha Swamy and worshipped him. The Ambition of the devotees of the North India is to visit this temple  once in their life time. There are 64  THeerthas(sacred water wells) in the temple.)

Namo DEvadhidevaya  , Ramanadhaya  sakshine  ,
Namo Vedantha Vedyaya, Yoginaam  padha dhayine

Salutations to God of Gods who is witness to Ramanatha  ,
Salutations to him  who is studied by Vedas who gives the position of Yogi to us.

(This is the bridge  which was buikt by Rama   to  go to Sri Lanka.  The remnants  of the bridge   could be seen even now .)

Ganyanthe  pamsavo  bhoomou  ,
Ganyanthe  dhivi tharaka,
Sethu darasanajam punyam,
Seshenobhi   ganyathe  .

  Take notice  of the heaps  on the earth  ,
Take notice of the stars  on the sky,
The seeing of Sethu  is a blessed deed,
And this has been even counted by Adhi sesha

(This is the place Rama  did penance to the God of the ocean so that he can cross the sea.  When he did not come, it seems Lord Rama took his  Bow and wanted to n arrow at the God of the sea Dhanush kodi means tip of the  bow.)

Ramena yaa  kruthaa  regadha dhanusha kshara  sagare ,
Mukthi thath  darsana devas na jane snanajam balam.

The line was drawn by Rama using his bow  in the salty ocean,
And seeing it we  would get salvation  and even Devas to not know  the greatness of bath there.

42.Dharba sayanam
(This place   is the place where Lord Rama  lay down on a bed of Dhurbha to  do penance   to summon   the God of the ocean  . There is a great Shiva temple   with Emerald Nataraja in this place,.)

DArbha sayin namasthubhyam , garbha vasa  nivaraka,
SAmudhra raja garvagna . SAdhaa mangala dhayaka.

Ramanatha puram
I salute him who slept on Dharma, who defended living in the womb,
Who destroyed pride of ocean of the king and who always blesses  us with auspiciousness.

(This temple is located in tHiruperumthurai in Pudukottai districe of Tamil Nadu.Lord Shiva is supposed to be present as a LInga, as a formless  God and with a form of  tree in this temple. Only a seat of the LInga is seen in the sanctum of the temple. The Lord is supposed to be present here as Athma  and is called  Athmanathar.)

Athmandha  jagat swamin, Athmesa karunakara,
Arogyam dehi may nithyam, Dehi may sarva sanpatha.

Oh Lord of the soul , God of the soul, doer of mercy,
Give me health  daily, Please give me all prosperity

44.Anantha sayanam
(this refers to Anatha Padmanabha Swamy temple in Trivandrum, the capital ctity of Kerala. The God is seen sleeping on Adhi Sesha in this temple. The kinfg ofancore was   ruling Travancore as the servant of this God.Even todauy he   daily  visits the  temple)

SAhasra moorthaye  thubhyam . Anantha phani sayine,
SAhasra namne Haraye  . purushaya  namo nama.

Trivandrum Ananthapadmanabha Swami
You have one thousand form, Oh K Lord who lies  down on sepent Adhi sesha ,
Oh Lord Hari with thousand names, SAlutaion and salutation to Pusrusha.

(THiruvelveli Nellayappar temple is a temple dedicated  Lord Shiva in Thirunelveli town of Tamilnadu . The name of the Goddess is Kanthimathi . The temple is situated on the shores of Tambravarni   river .The  temple initially was in the  middle of a Bamboo forest  and so it was earlier known as  Venu vanam)

Venu gulma samudhbhootham, Thamraparni thatalayam,
SAlivaddeswaram nathwa, nara  Kailasa  bag bhaveth.

THirunelveli  ,
Oh Lord  who rose from Bamboo bush , who has temple in banks of THamraparni  ,
When I salute Nellaippar  , The Man would go  and participate  in Kailasa

(Halasyam   is another name for the city of Madurai in Tamil Nadu. The God is known as  Sundareswarar  or Halasya nathar  .Halasya is  another name to Halahala  poison which came out of ocean of milk   when it was churned.)

Halasya  pura nadhaya, Neelakandaya  Shambhave  ,
Meenakshi  pathaye  thubhyam, namo Mangala DHayine

Oh Lord of  city of Madurai   who has a blue neck  and Who is Shambhu,
I salute you  the consort of Meenakshi, who grants  us auseciousness.

47.TRisira giri

(Tiruchirapalli  is another great temple  of Tamil Nadu.  On a hill top in the town   is the Mathrubhootheswarar   temple.On the hill there is also   a Ganesa temple known as Uchi pillayar.)

Mathrubhootheswaro devo, Bhakthanam ishta dhayaka,
Sugandhi Kunthalaa nadhaa Sankara Chandra Shekara

Oh God who took  the form of mother, who fulfills  the wishes  of devotees,
OH lord of Gooddess with sweet scented hair  , Oh Sankara  , Oh  Chandra shekara.

(In the Srirangam island in Tiruchirapalli town is another  great temple dedicated to Lord  Shiva. Since water  keeps on coming near the LInga , it is considered as Appu Linga .The famed Goddess Akhilandeswari is also situated  there.)

Kshethram Gajaranyamidham  pavithram,
Gathram punas thyakthvathaam   na gathram  ,
Gathram yadhi syath   thad yugma  nethram,
Gothrathma jalangrutha  vama  gathram.

In the temple of the elephant forest  which is holy,
Where the God  gave up his body and became  one with no body,
But had he been there  he  would have  pair of eyes  ,
And he had a pleasant  body decorated  by  The Goddess  born in high family.

49.Sri Rangam
(The greatest temple of Tamil Nadu Vaishnavites is located  in an island  created by two rivers  Cauvery and Kollidam. The deity  is called Sri Ranga Nadhar and is supposed to be the Idol which in ancient times    was worshipped  by Lord Rama. This temple again is in Thiruchirapalli town.)

Desanthara  gatho  vapi   dweepanthara  gatho  bi vaa  ,
Sri Ranga abimugo bhoothwa pranipathya  na  seedhathi

Sri Rangam
Whether we have gone to foreign lands  or  we have gone  to foreign islands,
We are in the habit  of facing   Sri Rangam   when we  salute.

(The holiest of the rivers in Tamil Nadu which is its life line  .gOddess Cauvery is also worshipped by people of Coorg   as their Kula Deivam)

Kaveri thoyam  masrithya  vatho yathra pravarthathe ,
Thad desa  vasinam  mukthi  kimu  thatheera  vasinam.

When the wind  blows in places where people depend on water of Cauvery,
The people living there  attain salvation , What of tose who live in the banks of Cauvery.

(The sacred ash which all Shaivites apply   as a holy and divine mark. Normally it o is prepared   by burning cow dung on Shiva rathri days.)

Vibhoodhe renu mathrena   sarvanga manu lepitham,
Roma roma bhaveth lingam , thath sareeram  Shivalayam,

Sacred ash.
Even if a a small particle of sacred ash is applied all over the body.
There would be Shiva linga in each hair pore  and his body would be temple of Shiva.

(Rudraksha  is  scared seed of a sacred tree  .It is used by followers  of Lord Shiva to wear as well as as a rosary  .)

Rudraksham masthaketh druthwa, nithyam  snanam karothi ya  ,
Ganga snana  phalam prapya muchyathe , na eka samsaya.

If one keeps a Rudraksha on his head   and daily takes bath  ,
Without any doubt whatsoever , he would get the effect of taking bath in Ganga


(These are stones  found in the river Gandaki in Nepal. Most  of the stomes are divine in nature and indicate a certain God.They are  used for Worship all over India.)

Aham  Pasupathischiva  Viswaruda  Sakalamara  ,
Saligrama shila chakre  nivasamo yadha   sukham,.

Salagrama  stone
Lord Shiva  , Lord Brahma  and all other  devas ,
Live in the wheel of Saligrama  with great  joy.

( This is a scared plant   worshipped by all Hindus. It is believed the plant is the earthly manifestation of Goddess  THulasi   who is a consort of Lord Vishnu.)

Yan moole sarva theerthani . yan madhye sarva  devatha ,
Yad kare  sarva vedamsa   thulasim thaam namamyaham.

Thulasi (sacred basil)
Since all sacred waters  are in its roots  , All devas live in its middle  ,
And since it holds all the  Vedas  , I salute the Thulasi.

(It is a scred tree dedicated to Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva gets greatly please  if its leaves are used to worship him.)

Tridalam trigunakaram , trinethram   cha  thrayayusham,
Trijanma papa  samharam  , Eka bilvam  sivarpanam

Bilwa(Aegle marmelos)
I offer one leaf of Bilwa to Lord Shiva,
Which has three leaves,
Which causes three qualities,
Which are like the three eyes of Shiva,
Which is like the triad of weapons,
And which destroys sins of three births.

(This is the holy tree to all Hindus.  Previously they used to be grown   in all Hindu villages  )

Moolatho Brahma roopaya , madhyatho Vishnu roopine,
Agratha shiva roopaya Vruksha rajaya they nama.

Peepal tree (Ficus Religiosa)
My salutations to the king of trees.
Whose root is the form of Brahma,
Middle is the form of Lord Vishnu,
And top is the form of Lord Shiva.

(The eleventh  lunar day is considered as   a day suitable   for penance by all Hindus  .Religios people do not take    food during that day.  There are very many stories about great devotees  who observed this penance.)

Shudham  BHagwathasya annam,
Shuddham Bhageerathi Jalam,
Shudham Vishnu pada  Dhyanam,
Shuddham ekadasi vrutham

Ekadasi (Eleventh  lunar day)
Pure is the food of a great devotee ,
Pure  is the water  of Ganga,
Pure  is meditation on feet of Vishnu,
And pure  is the penance on Ekadasi

(Bhakthi is devotion to God in Hinduism.)

Bhakthireva paramathma bodhini,
Bhathireva Paramartha  Dhayini,
Bhakthi reva bhava  bandha  mochini,
Bhathireva  janani kalou nrunaam.

Devotion is the only teacher  of  the great God  ,
Devotion   only gives you truth  ,
Devotion cuts of the ties of Samsara,
And Devotion is the only mother in age  of Kali.