Gokarna Ganapathi sthavam
Swami Shivabhinava Narasimha BHarathi
33rd Peetadhipathi of Sringeri
(When Ravana came to Kailasa and pleased him, Shiva gave him a Shiva Linga worshipped by Goddess Parvathi .He said that if it was consecrated in Sri Lanka no body can kill him. He also warned him not to keep it on the earth because once it is kept it would get consecrated there. On the request of the Devas , Lord Ganapahi took the form of a cowherd and stood near Gokarna. Since Ravana had to answer natures calls, he gave the statue to the cowherd and requested him not to keep on the earth.Lord Ganesa told him, he does not have much time and said that , if Ravana did not come in a short time he would keep it on earth and go away. That is what happened. The shiva LInga got consecrated in Gokarna. The grateful devas built there a temple for Ganapathi . This great stotra was composed by the 33rd Pontiff of SRingeri Sarada Peeta.)
श्रीमत्परमहंसेत्यादि समस्तबिरुदालङ्कृत श्रीजगद्गुरु
सार्वभौम श्रीश्री शिवाभिनव नृसिंह भारती महास्वामिरनुग्रहीता
Srimad parmahamsethyaadhi samastha birudalankrutha sri Jagath Guru
Saarva bhauma sri sri Shivabhinava nrusimha bharathi mahaswami anugrahitha
Blessed by Sri Sri Shivabhinava Nrusimha BHarathi Mahaswami who has been decorated by many titles such as Paramahamsa and who is the Universal Guru of the entire earth.
1.कुक्षिस्फुरन्नागभीत्या मूषिकः प्रपलायते ।
इति मत्वा मयूरं लिमारूडोऽसि गणादिप।
Kukshi sphuran naaga bheethyaa mooshika prapalayathe,
Ithi mathwaa mayooram limaaroodosi Ganadhipa
Oh chief of Ganas did you climb on the peacock,
Fearing that your Mouse steed would run away ,
After seeing the serpent encircling your waist
मत्क्षुस्थलमखिलं जदगिति सर्वान्प्रबोधयितुम् ।
बृहदुदरतां कृपाब्धे धत्से किं करिवरास्यत्वम् ।
Math kukkshisthalam akilam jagadithi sarvaan prabodhayithum,
Bruhad darthaam krupaabdhe dathse kim karivaraasya thwam.
Is it to prove that all the world is in your belly,
That you have made it bloated, Oh ocean of mercy,
And Lord who has the face of a great elephant.
3.त्वद्दर्शनकृतहासं चन्द्रमसं हन्तुमुद्युक्तम् ।
त्वाममुनेतुं ताराः कुसुमव्याजेन सेवन्ते ॥
THwa darsana krutha haasam Chandra masam hantha mudra yuktham,
THwaam munethum tharaa kusuma vyaajena sevanthe
Since the Lord moon laughed at you,
To prevent him from being killed ,
The stars with the excuse of collecting flowers,
Pray to you so that they can appease you.
4.यच्चातुर्येणैव हि लोकानुबद्धर्तुमम्बिकानाथः ।
गोकर्णे स्थितिमकरोल्लोकहितं तं प्रणौमि विघ्नेशम् ॥
Yachaathuryenaiva hi Lokaa anubadharthu ambikaa naadhaa,
Gokarne sthitham karolla kahitham pranoumi Vignesam.
I salute that God who removes obstacles, who decided,
By his cleverness to protect the world by helping the consort of Ambika,
Who then took a decision to protect all those who stay in Gokarna
Ithi Ganadhipa sthuthi sampoorna
Thus ends the prayer to lOrd Ganesa