Sri Madhusudana Stotram
(The prayer to the killer of Madhu)
(This is a remarkable prayer addressed to Lord Vishnu, in his form as killer of Madhu .At the end it tells us that everything can be achieved by the twelve lettered chant viz. Om Namo Bhagawathe Vasudevaya.)
Sri Ganesaya Nama
The salutation to Lord Ganesa.
1.Om ithi jnana mathrrena rogaa jeernena nirjitha,
Kaala nidhraam prapannnosmi , thrahi maam madhusudhana.
AS soon I have the wisdom of OM , I have won over the effects of sickness,
And I surrender to your perennial sleep , Please protect me , oh killer of Madhu.
2.Na gather vidhyathe cha anyaa, thwameva saranam mama,
Papa pange nimagnosmi , thrahi maam Madhusudhana
I do not find any other path except surrendering to you,
As I am getting drowned in the lake of sin, Please protect me , Oh killer of Madhu.
3.Mohito moha jaalens puthra daara grahadishu
THrishnaascha peeda maanosmi, Trahi maam madhusudana
Being entangled in the net of attachment of from hunger for son, wife and home,
I am suffering from the pangs of thirst, please protect me , Oh killer of Madhu.
4,Bhakthiheenam cha dheenam cha dukha Sokathuram prabho,
Anasrayam anadham cha, Trahi maam Madhusudana.
4.Oh Lord, I lack devotion and am depressed and suffering from sorrow ,
And also I am an orphan with no one to depend on and so protect me killer of Madhu.
5.Gatha gathena sraanthosmi Deerga samsara varmathsu,
Yena bhooyo na gachchami , trahi maam Madhusudana
5. I am tired of the goings and comings of long bulwark of Samsara ,
For the sake of not going in it again , protect me killer of Madhu
6.Bahavo hi mayaa drushtaa klesaschaiva prudhak pruDhak,
Garba vaso maha dukham trahi maam Madhusudana.
6.Again and again I am seeing several types of troubles,
And living in the womb is a great sorrow and so protect me killer of Madhu.
7.THena DEva prapannosmi tranartha thwath paarayana,
DUkharnava parithranaath, THrahi maam Madhusudana.
7.Oh God I have completely surrendered to you for protection from you ,
For the sake of saving me from ocean of sorrow , Protect me of killer of Madhu
8,Vaachaa yachcha prathijnaatham karmanaa nopa paditham,
THath paapaarjitha magnosmi , trahi maam madhusudana
8.With words being bound by prosecution and actions by circumstances,
I have earned lot of sins and plunged in them, Protect me oh killer of Madhu
9.Sukrutham na krutham kinjit dushkrutham cha krutham mayaa,
SAmasara ghore Magnosmi, TRahi maam Madhusudana
9.Having done no good deeds and having done several bad deeds,
I am drowned in the horrible ocean of SAmsara, Protect me oh killer of Madhu
10.Dehanthara sahasreshu cha anyonya braamitho mayaa,
Thiryakthwam Manushathwam cha, Thrahi maam Madhusudana.
10 . I have taken thousands of births which were attached together,
Taking various forms of animals and humans , so please protect me oh killer of Madhu
11.Vaachayaami yadhonmatha pralapaami thavagratha,
Jaraa marana bheethosmi THrahi maam Madhusudana.
11. For coming near you I talked like mad ones and bewailed,
AS I am scared of old age and death , protect me oh killer of Madhu
12.Yathra yathra cha yaathosmi Strishu , Purusheshu cha,
THatha thathra chalaa bhakthi TRahi maam Madhusudana
12. When as men or woman, I kept on suffering pains,
My devotion to you became firm and so protect me oh Killer of Madhu
13.Gathwaa gathwaa nivarthanthe Chandra suryodhayo grahaa,
Adhyaapi cha nivarthanthe Dwadasaksharachinthakaa
13.AS time goes on , the moon and sun rises and planets do not turn back,
But in spite of it , thought of the twelve lettered chant turns them back
14,OOrdhwa patala marthyeshu vyaptham lokam jagatrayam,
Dwdasakrarathparam naasthi Vasudevena Baashitham
14.In the three worlds of hell , heaven and the earth spread with humans ,
There is nothing greater than the twelve lettered chant as told by Vasudeva
15.Dwadasaksharam Maha Manthram sarva kama phala pradham,
Garba vasa nivasena Sukena Paribashitham.
15,The great twelve lettered chant, would give results in all our acts ,
And was told be sage Suka when he was in the womb of his mother
16,DWadasaksharam nirahaaro ya ya padeth Arivasare ,
Sa Gached Vaishnavam sthanam yathra yoogeeswaro Hari.
16 All those who chant these twelve letters on Vishnu’s day without food,
Would go and attain the place of Vaishnavas by the grace of Hari who is the God of Yoga
Sri Sukha deva virachitham Madhu sudana stotram sampoornam
Thus ends the prayer to killed of Madhu written by the great sage Suka