Saravana manthrakshara shatka stotram
(Saravana bhava –the one who was born in reeds is the moola manthra of Lord Subrahmanya who is also called Guha as he has temples in caves or he lives in the cave of mind of devotees. This stotra has six stanzas , each stanza beginning with one letter of “Saravanabhava” )
1.Sakthi swaroopaya sarodhbhavaya ,
Sakrarchithaya sachi sthuthaya,
Samaaya Sambhu pranavarythadhaya,
Sakara roopaya namo guhaya
1.I salute that Guha who has the form of letter “sa”,
Who has the form of SAkthi , who came out from thicket of reeds,
Who was worshipped by Indra , who was praised by Sachi devi,
Who is peaceful and is the one who taught meaning of Om to Lord Shiva.
2.Ranan mani projjwala mekhalaya ,
Ramasanadha pranavarthakaya ,
Ratheesa poojyaya ravi prabhaya,
Rakara roopaya namo guhaya
2. I salute that Guha who has the form of letter “ra”,
Who shines in the shining waist belt with sounding bells,
Who told the meaning of “Om” , to Brahma born out of lotus,
Who is worshipped by Lord of Rathi and who shines like Sun.
3.Varaya varnasrama rakshakaya ,
Vara trisuka abhaya mandithaya ,
Valari kanyaa sukruthalayaya,
Vakara roopaya , namo guhaya.
3. I salute that Guha who has the form of letter “va”,
Who is the chosen one, who is the protector of Varnasrama,
Who is armed with the blessed trident,
And who is the luck I of daughter of Indra who killed asura called Vala.
4,Nagendra kanyeswara thathwadhaaya ,
Nagadhiroodaya nagrchithaya ,
Nakara roopaya namo guhaya.
4. I salute that Guha who has the form of letter “na”,
Who taught the principles to the lord of the daughter of the mountain,
Who climbs on mountains , who is worshipped by mountains,
Who killed the Asura of Krouncha mountain and who has temples on mountains.
5.Bhavaya bhargaya, bhavathmajaya,
Basmayamanadbutha vigrahaya ,
Bhaktheshta kama pradha kalpakaya,
Ba kara roopaya namo guhaya.
5. I salute that Guha who has the form of letter,
Who is form of welfare , who removes sins and is the son of Lord Shiva,
Who has a wonderful body coated with sacred ash,
And who is the wish giver fulfilling wishes of devotees.
6.Valli valaarathi sutharchithaya ,
Valli karamboruha mardhithaya,
Vakara roopaya namo guhaya.
6. I salute that Guha who has the form of letter “va”,
Who is worshipped by Valli and daughter of the enemy of Vala(devasena),
Who has a body coated with blessed scented unguents,
And whose body is massaged by the lotus like hand of Valli .