Chith sabesa Dasakam
Sengalipuram Anantha Rama Deekshithar
(This is a great prayer written by saint Sengalipuram Anantha Rama Deekshithar in praise of Lord Nataraja , the presiding deity of Chidambaram temple . He is called Chith sabesa as he is the lord of the divine arena of dance.)
Refrain to be repeated after chanting every stanza:-
Sri Chith sabesam Bhajeham-Deekshi-,
Thendrai sumantharir mudaa poojithangrim.
I salute that Lord Nataraja who is worshipped,
By the learned deekshithars using proper manthras.
1.OOrdhwam samuthksiptha padam –dhoora,
Dhoorethi vegad adhikshiptha kalam,
BHakthaa vanaayatha soolam-dheena,
Palam dayalum kapalam dadhaanam.
1.He who has raised one of his feet ,
Who kikcked and threw god of death far far away,
Who is armed with a trident to protect his devotees,
Who looks after those suffering people ,
Who is nm merciful and who holds the skull bone (I salute..)
2.Phale jwalath vahni nethram –vyagra,
Padaa ahi sanyastha bilwadhi pathram,
Govinda rajaika mithram –vyagra,
CHarmaika vasthram , bhavani kalathram.
2, He who has a burning eye on his forehead , who,
Was worshipped by Bilva leaves by Vyagra pada and Pathanjali,
Who is the friend of Lord Govinda Raja, who wears,
Cloth made of hide of tiger and wjose consort is Bhavani ( I salute..)
3.Nethragni santhaktha maram –pada,
Moolena chaakrantha dushtaapasmaram,
Kande lasath sarpa haram –Veda,
Saram viraaham jataa joota bharam.
3.He who killed god of love by the fire from his eye ,
Who is pressing the evil god of epilepsy by his feet,
Who wears serpent as a garland , who is the essence of Vedas,
Who is bereft of desires and who has heavy matted hair. (I salute…)
Gandhabhishekena thosam jushantham,
Lokaathim haari pradosham- Brahma ,
Lakshmeesa nandheesa devarshim nrutham.
4.He who has a great look during anointing at Ardhara star,
Who gets happy if anointed with divine sandal paste ,
Who removes the worries of the people of the world,
Who has Pradosham, and who dances with Brahma,
Vishnu , Nandikesa and sage Narada.(I salute…)
5,Yad poojaka , Bhakthi bhoothaa-basma,
Drushtaa punantheeha lokaan-rathna,
Vaaghaadhi bhakthougha sangeetha keerthim.
5.I pray that Lord , whose worshippers are pure ,
Have applied sacred ash, wear Rudraksha garlands,
Whose body shines with the pure cloths they are wearing,
And are capable of purifying those who see them,
And which lord is praised by several devotees who were master of their speech.
6.Yad sannidhou praptha punyaa -sharkka,
Raannadhi samstheerya sarvanabhishtaan ,
Nithyam bhajantho labhanthe -kama,
Kotistha sanyasi sudhyatha moorthim.
6.I salute that God where due to the blessed deeds done ,
Devotees have spread Chakkarai pongal to the lord,
And are getting their desires fulfilled and which lord,
Is meditated by the sanyasis ., sitting on the Kama koti peeta.
7.Dakkodha divyokthi nadham –bhaktha.
LOkougha papa apanodhadhi vadham,
Yagavana yoktha Vedam -saila,
Kanyaa vihaaram rahasya swaroopam.
7. I salute the Lord who makes sound with hand held drum(Dakka),
Who tries to remove the sins of the crowds of his devotees,
Who teaches Vedas so that Yagas are protected,
Who plays with daughter of the mountain and has a secret form.
8.Thwath pada padmam smatami –Nadha,
Bhoothesa, Nruthesa roopam Namami,
Nasthikya dosham hara thwam –sadhu,
SAngasya bheethim thadha Nasayasu.
8.I meditate on your lotus like feet, Oh lOrd of Bhoothas,
Oh Lord of dancing and I salute your form,
Please remove the evil caused by atheism in this world,
And also remove the fear in the mind of saints and devotees.
9.Yadh darasanam janma bhagyam –moksha,
Linge cha anithyam puro vruthim yasya ,
Yad vandhanam dukha Haari punya,
Magbhascha gaangam sirasyaa dhadhaanam.
9.I salute with bent head that God , getting a chance for seeing hom,
Is due to blessed deeds done earlier, in front of whom the linga of salvation is placed
Saluting whom wipes away all the sorrows and ,
Who carries the sacred Ganga on his head.
10.Stotram krutham Bhakthi bhootham –Deekshi,
Tha anantha Ramena sarvartha sidhyai ,
Nithyam padantho janaa ye-bukthi,
Mukthi labanthaam natesa prasaadath.
10 This prayer which has been composed with great devotion ,
By Anantha Rama Dekshithar would help in achieving every thing ,
If read daily by people and due to blessings of Nataraja,
They would achieve prosperity in this world and later salvation.