Thursday, August 3, 2017

Eka sloka Sankara Vijaya (Life of Sankara in one verse)

Eka sloka  Sankara  Vijaya (Life of Sankara  in one verse)

By
BHashyam Swamigal

Translated  by
P.R.Ramachander



AAryaambha jatare jani, dvija sathi   daridrya  nirmoolanam,
Sanyasaramayanam   guroopa sadanam   Sri mandanadher   jaya,
Sishaika grahanam  subhashya  rachanam  sarvjna  peetasraya ,
Peetaanaam   rachanedhi   sangraha mayi  saishaa  kadhaa  saankari

Born to Aryamba  , completly  destroyed poverty of  virtuous Brahmin  lady,
Took  to Sanyasa , approached   a  Guru  , won  over Mandana  and others,
 Got  several disciples , wrote  good interpretations  , climbed Sarvajna  peeta,
Established several peetas, , wrote   several  collections  of works  and this  is the story  of Sankara.


Saubhagya Lakshmi Ashtakam

Saubhagya  Lakshmi  Ashtakam
(The octet   of  Lakshmi of prosperity)

Translated  by
P.R.Ramachander




(chant this   stotra  on Vara  Lakshmi  vrutham day   and get benefitted. It can also be chanted  on all Fridays. The Tamil version as given by  Kumar Ramanathan  is given after   the translation)

Dhyanam
Vandhe   sad guru vara lakshmim  , sampoorna saubhagya  Lakshmim,
Ksheera sagaroth bhava Lakkshmim , jaya jaya  Go lakshmim .
Ananda  Amrutha  Lakshmim , Amrutha  Kadaksha Lakshmim,
Apadodharaka Lakshmim  , santhi saubhagya   Lakshmim.

I salute  The Vara Lakshmi  who is a great teacher , The Lakshmi  who is complete prosperity,
The Lakshmi who was born in ocean of milk, Hail hail  Oh  Cow   who is Lakshmi  ,
The Lakshmi who is nectar of joy , the Lakshmi  who can glance at you  like nectar,
The Lakshmi   who lifts  you up from dangers and the Lakshmi who grants peace   and prosperity.

Manthram
Om AAdhi , Santhana  , Gaja , Dhana , Dhanya, Vijaya  veera Maha Lakshmyai  namo nama

Om  salutations to the Mahalakshmi who is primeval , who grants children ,elephants, wealth   grains  victory and valour.

Ashtakam

1.SArvalankara  Lakshmim  , sakala saubhagya  Lakshmim,
Sarada  roopa Lakshmim  , sakala  Saubhagya  Lakshmim,
JIhwa  nivasa Lakshmim ,  saara kshethra  prasada Lakshmim,
Manthra  swaroopa  Lakshmim  , Manasollasa Lakshmim   Saranam  Prapadhye.

I Surrender to Lakshmi  who wears all decorations  ,who is   all type  of prosperities,
Who has   the form of Sarada , Who s  all type of prosperities,
Who is Lakshmi  who lives on the toungue, Who grants  the blessing of all temples,
Who  has the form of Manthras and who makes  our mind joyfull.

2.Vinaya  Vimala Lakshmim, Vedantha saara Lakshmim,
Karuna  Kadaksha  Lakshmim , Karunya  Bhagya lakshmim,
Puthra  SAnthana  Lakshmim , bhuvana  dhana   dhanya  Lakshmim,
SArva saubhagya  Lakshmim , santhi sampanna  Lakshmim  , saranam  Prapadhye.

I surrender    to Lakshmi of purity and humility , who  is essence  of Vedantha  ,
Who looks at   you with mercy , who is Lakshmi  who grants luck tinged   with mercy,
Who is Lakshmi lessing with progeny and son  , Who is Lakshmi  who fills world with wealth  and  grains,
Who is Lakshmi   of all type of prosperity  and The Lakshmi  who grants  plenty of peace.

3.Vidhya visala Lakshmim  ,Vedantha  Moksha  Lakshmim,
Akshara  bhagya  Lakshmim , Athmanubhoothi Lakshmim,
THapa thraya  nasa Lakshmim , Danwanthari roopa  Lakshmim,
LOha swaroopa Lakshmim   Shuddha Saubhagya  Lakshmim  SAranam Prapadhye.

I surrender  to the Lakshmi of broad knowledge , Lakshmi of philoaophy   and salvation,
Lakshmi  of undying luck  , Lakshmi  who grants divine joy to the   soul,
Lakshmi   who destroys three types of sufferings , Lakshmi of the form of doctor of Gods,
Lakshmi of the form of metals   and Lakshmi  of pure  prosperity.

4.Sthavara  Jangama Lakshmim , Go dhanya   vrudhi Lakshmim,
Soma sodhara  bhagya  Lakshmim , Chithamani   rathna  Lakshmim,
Ksheera  Saubhagya  Lakshmim , Sevitha  moha  Lakshmim,
Jayaja   vairaghya  Lakshmim,  Chith prakasa  Lakshmim  saranam  Prapadhye.

I surrender  to Lakshmi of movable    and immovable assets, Lakshmi who improves cattle and  cerals,
The Luchky Lakshmi who had moon as   brother, The Lakshmi who is like the wish  fulfilling gems,
The Lakshmi of lucky milk  , the Lakshmi    who likes   to be served,
The Lakshmi of victory    and detachment  and the Lakshmi of divine luster.

5.Kalpa  Kamadhenu Lakshmim  , Kanaka  saubhagya  Lakshmim,
DEvendrarohana Lakshmim , airavatha poojya  Lakshmim,
Krishna  moorthi Lakshmim , sevita   sampanna  Lakshmim,
Veera  vijaya Lakshmim ,Vishnu mayethi Lakshmim  saranam prapadhye.

I surrender to Lakshmi who is like  wish giving tree  and cow  , the Lakshmi  of golden prosperity  ,
The Lakshmi who rides  on dEvendra  , the Lakshmi   worshipped   by Airavatha  ,
The Lakshmi who has  the form of Krishna, Lakshmi who   h grants prosperity  to those   who serve her ,
The Lakshmi  of valour   and victory   and the Lakshmi who is Vishnu Maya.

6.Jwara bhaya   soka  hanthrim  , Sokha  vinasa  hanthrim,
Dushta mruga  vairi thanthrim , Duswapna   naasa   yanthrim,
Durga swaroopa lakshmim  , duritha  hara  moksha  lakshmim,
SAyujya samrajya  Lakshmim , sathya swaroopa lakshmim , saranam prapadhye.

I   surrender to her  who destroys sorrow due to fever , destroys all sorts  of swarrow,
Who  destroys the enemy like   evil animals , who removes bad dreams,
Who has   the  form of Durga, who removes  sufferings and grants salvation,
The Lakshmi  who is the Lady of land of salvation and who has the form of truth.

7.Jaya jaya  gosha lakshmim , soma   saubhagya  Lakshmim,
SArva shakthi swaroopa Lakshmim,   sarva moorthi prabhava  Lakshmim,
Anugraha   Acharya  Lakshmim , Bala guha    yoga lakshmim,
SArva   samaya Lakshmim , , jaya  Mangala stotra  Lakshmim   saranam Prapadhye.

I  surrender to that Lakshmi  who is  hailed  to be victorious  , Lakshmi   who had luck of the moon,
Lakshmi with a form of all power, the lakshmi who is    the innate power of all   formsm
Lakshmi  who is the teacher  who blesses , Lakshmi   who is with infant Subrahmanya  ,
Lakshmi   of  all times  and Lakshmi who is prayed  to be victorious  and auspicious/

8,Jnana swaroopa Lakshmim  , naadananda  jnana  Lakshmim  ,
SWara  maya  geetha  Lakshmim , Jnana  pramodha  Lakshmim,
Hrudaya  Kamala vasa  Lakshmim  Chathur  veda  saara Lakshmim,
SAhasra kara   soubhagya Lakshmim AShta saugabhgya  sloka  Lakshmim   Saranam Prapadhye.

I surrender   to Lakshmi with form of   wisdom  , Lakshmi who knows about joy  of music,
Lakshmi of the song filled   with musical notes, Lakshmi of the   joy of wisdom,
Lakshmi   who lives in lotus  of mind, Lakshmi    the essence of four  Vedas,
Lakshmi of thousand   fold prosperity and Saubagya  Lakshmi  praised in eight verses.

Text in Tamil

சௌபாக்ய லக்ஷ்மி அஷ்டகத்தை வரலக்ஷ்மி தினத்தன்று பாராயணம் செய்து சகல நலன்களையும் வளங்களையும் பெற்றிடலாம்.
சௌபாக்ய லக்ஷ்மி அஷ்டகத்தை வரலக்ஷ்மி தினத்தன்று பாராயணம் செய்து சகல நலன்களையும் வளங்களையும் பெற்றிடலாம்.
வெள்ளிக்கிழமைகளிலும் இந்த லக்ஷ்மி அஷ்டகத்தை சொல்லலாம்.
த்யானம்:-
வந்தே ஸத்குருவரலக்ஷ்மீம்
ஸம்பூர்ணஸௌபாக்யலக்ஷ்மீம்
க்ஷீரஸாஹரோத்பவலக்ஷ்மீ
ஜயஜயகோலக்ஷ்மீம்
ஆனந்த அம்ருதலக்ஷ்மீம் அம்ருத
கடாக்ஷ லக்ஷ்மீம்
ஆபதோத்தாரலக்ஷ்மீம் சாந்தி
ஸௌபாக்ய லக்ஷ்மீம்

ஓம் ஆதிஸந்நான கஜ தனதான்ய
விஜயவீர மஹாலக்ஷ்மியை நமோ நம:

ஸர்வாலங்காரலக்ஷ்மீம் ஸகல
ஸௌபாக்ய லக்ஷ்மீம்
சாரதாரூபலக்ஷ்மீம் ஸகலஸௌ
பாக்யலக்ஷ்மீம்
ஜிஹ்வாநிவாஸலக்ஷ்மீம் ஸார
க்ஷேத்ரப்ர ஸாதலக்ஷ்மீம்
மந்த்ரஸ்வரூபலக்ஷ்மீம்
மானஸோல்லாஸலக்ஷ்மீம்
சரணம் ப்ரபத்யே

விநயவிமலலக்ஷ்மீம் வேதாந்த
சாரலக்ஷ்மீம்
கருணாகடாக்ஷலக்ஷ்மீம் காருண்ய
பாக்யலக்ஷ்மீம்
புத்ர சந்தானலக்ஷ்மீம் புவனதன
தான்யலக்ஷ்மீம்
ஸர்வஸௌ பாக்யலக்ஷ்மீம்
சாந்திஸம்பன்னலக்ஷ்மீம் சரணம்ப்ரபத்யே

வித்யவிசாலலக்ஷ்மீம் வேதாந்தமோக்ஷ
லக்ஷ்மீம்
அக்ஷ்ரபாக்யலக்ஷ்மீம் ஆத்மாநூபூதி
லக்ஷ்மீம்
தாபத்ரயநாசலக்ஷ்மீம் தன்வந்த்ரிரூப
லக்ஷ்மீம்
லோஹஸ்வரூபலக்ஷ்மீம் சுத்தசௌபாக்ய
லக்ஷ்மீம் சரணம்  ப்ரபத்யே

ஸ்தாவரஜங்கமலக்ஷ்மீம் கோதான்யா
விருத்திலக்ஷ்மீம்
ஸோமஸோதரபாக்யலக்ஷ்மீம் சிந்தாமணி
ரத்னலக்ஷ்மீம்
க்ஷீரஸௌபாக்யலக்ஷ்மீம் ஸேவிதமோஹ
லக்ஷ்மீம்
ஜயஜவைராக்யலக்ஷ்மீம் சித்தப்ரஹாச
லக்ஷ்மீம் சரணம் ப்ரபத்யே

கல்பககாமதேனுலக்ஷ்மீம் கனகஸௌ
பாக்யலக்ஷ்மீம்
தேவேந்தராரோஹணலக்ஷ்மீம் ஐராவத
பூஜ்யலக்ஷ்மீம்
கிருஷ்ணமூர்த்திலக்ஷ்மீம் ஸேவ்யஸம்
பன்னலக்ஷ்மீம்
வீர்யவிஜயலக்ஷ்மீம் விஷ்ணுமாயேதி
லக்ஷ்மீம் சரணம் ப்ரபத்யே

ஜ்வரபயஸோஹ ஹந்த்ரீம் ஸோஹவிநாஸ
மந்த்ரீம்
துஷ்டமிருகவைர்தந்த்ரீம் துர்ஸ்வப்ன நாஸ
யந்த்ரீம்
துர்காஸ்வரூபலக்ஷ்மீம் துரிதஹரமோக்ஷ
லக்ஷ்மீம்
ஸாயுஜ்யஸாம்ராஜ்யலக்ஷ்மீம் ஸத்யஸ்
வரூபலலக்ஷ்மீம் சரணம் ப்ரபத்யே

ஜயஜயகோஷலக்ஷ்மீம் சோமஸௌபாக்ய
லக்ஷ்மீம்
ஸர்வஸக்தி ஸ்வரூபலக்ஷ்மீம் ஸர்வ
மூர்த்திப்ரபாவ லக்ஷ்மீம்
அனுக்ரஹ ஆச்சார்யலக்ஷ்மீம் பாலகுஹ
யோஹ லக்ஷ்மீம்
ஸர்வஸமய லக்ஷ்மீம் ஜயமங்களஸ்தோத்ர
லக்ஷ்மீம்
ஜயமங்களஸ்தோத்ரலக்ஷ்மீம் சரணம்
ப்ரபத்யே

ஞானஸ்வரூபலக்ஷ்மீம் நாதாந்தஞான
லக்ஷ்மீம்
ஸ்வரமயகீதலக்ஷ்மீம் ஞானப்ரமோத
லக்ஷ்மீம்
ஹ்ருத்யகமலவாஸலக்ஷ்மீம் சதுர்வேதஸார
லக்ஷ்மீம்
ஸஹஸ்ரகர ஸௌபாக்யலக்ஷ்மீம்
அஷ்டஸௌபாக்ய ஸ்லோகலக்ஷ்மீம்
சரணம் ப்ரபத்யே.




Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Tamil Devi aparadha kshamapana stotram

I read  a prayer  similar to Devi Aparadha Kshamapana stotram of Adhi Sankara  , which is given along with Ragas in which it has to be sung. The text given in Tamil and the text has some  very little  similarity with the stotra written by Adhi Sankara , which it resembles  and  its meaning   is very much different. I do not know who is the author

 Tamil Devi  aparadha kshamapana stotram

Translated by
P.R.Ramachander




Ragam –Bhoopalam
Marai othum manthiramo , mahimai   migu yanthiramo,
Murayodu thuthikkalumo  , muthirayo , Dhyanamo.
Vara murayai  kadhai koorum  vallamayo , pettilayaal,
Murayidathaan naan ariyen , muzhu thuyaram pokkumathu

Neither   the manthras  told by Vedas nor the  very famous Yanthras,
Nor  praying    in a proper way  , Nor Mudras  nor doing Dhyana ,
Nor the power  to tell you my story   have been received  by me,
But I do I know  how to beseech you  , Which would  solve all  my problems.

Sahana
Kuthram chei makkalundu  , kuzhanthayidam  anbilla,
Pethravalum undo  ulagil, Peni kathidum thjaaye,
Uthrathoru ariyaamai  udal pattu  varumai athaal,
Muthrilum  un adi  maranthen , muzhu manathaal  poruthu arulvai.

Oh Mother  who nurtures us  , there are  children who do mistakes ,
But   is there   a mother   who does not have affection  towards them,
Due to  great ignorance  attaching on me  and due to suffering of body due to poverty,
I completly   forgot    your feet , Please  pardon that  with  a full mind.

Ananda  bhairavi
Yippuviyil   un makkal yeraalam  than yeninum,
Appudalvar   thammil  oruvar   arinthida  mudiyaathu,
Yeppodhum kaapaathiduvaai  , yenathu   anbu thai  neeye,
Thappethum chei maganai , thayanbal  yethiduvi.

Though in this  world your children are   very many,
Those  children  cannot  know  every other  child of yours,
So please  preotect me always  as you are my only dear  mother ,
Please accept this son   who does  mistakes  due to the mother  affection.

Hindolam
Kudumbathil  uzhandru uzhandru  , kul deivam thozha  maranthen,
Thadam piranda  cheeyalkalinaal , thannalathaal  unai maranthen,
Drudam kuraintha   vaathu thanil devi, un karunai allal,
Idam valamaai  yengu alaiven  , yezhil  vinayagan thaaye

Struggling and struggling in the family  , I forgot to salute you   who is goddess of our clan,
By getting engaged  in acts   which are  against norms, I forgot you  due to selfishness,
In this   youth  with no stability whatsoever, except  without   your   help,
Where  will i wander from right to left and left to right , Oh mother  of pretty Ganesa.

Kedara  gaulai
Keezhaana  thozhil cheithum , ketkum kural then yeninum,
Thaazhaathu  vaazhkindraar  tharaniyile   aparnaal,
Un yezhodu yettu inaintha  uyir   yezhuthu manthirathaal,
Paazhatha  nilai meeti  nar payan thaan  alikkatho.

Oh Goddess  Parvathi In this world people    engage  themselves  in base activities,
Without   having troubles  , though the voice they request  is sweeter than honey,
Due to your life giving Manthra   which is a mixture of seven and eight letters,
Would they be able to get rid of bad state and get   good results.

Saaveri
SAambalai udalil poosi , jadai mudi tharitha Sivan,
Pambinai kazhuthil konda pasupathikku visham,mundo,
Samba sivan kai pidithu  , sakala  ulaga prabhuvum aagi,
Om bhagavathi thaaye, ulagam uyya cheibavale.

Does Shiva  the  Pasupathi who applies   ash on his body ,
Who wears  matted hair and wears snakes on his neck have poison?
Did not that  Lord Shiva marry you   and became   the lord of the world,
Om Mother  BHagawathi   who makes the world   great.

Bilahari
Veedum  piranthu uyarnthirukkum   vijnana   yenname,
Naadum yenthanukku  yinpura  yennalum (ini aasayil)
Paadum un siva naamam   bhavani  , yena pakarbavarai  ,
Thedi  thaan  pirathal vendum  , thingal mukha   thaaye  arulvaai.

To  make me  who is great want  salvation and great 
Philosophical thought,   greatly  joyful and happy,
And to those who   tell me chant the name of Shiva , Oh Bhavani,
I only say that I should search and be born , Oh goddess  with moon like face  please tell.

Bhairavi
Poojikkalai   unthanai naan pothikkum marai murayaal,
Yochikka   illayaan  uriyaatha   yendrum cheyyavillai , sollavillai,
Nesikkum seyal   andro  , nenjinil ninaivirukkum,
Yachikkum yenthanukku , annaye nee aadhaaram arulvai.

I did not worship you  using the vedic methods    that are taught,
I did not think  , I did not do  nor tell anything  that is improper,
Though in my mind  is filled with acts  of devotion,
Oh mother please give  me, who is begging you  , great support.

Shanumga priya
Melezhuthu thuyrkalinaal   mediniyil  uzhandridinum,
Seelamigum durgai unnai  chirithenum ninaikkindren,
Kaalam arinthu thoothu varum karunai kadale,
Un balanathu pasi nokki   paranthu varum pangu annai.

Though I am stuggling due  to the sorrows which rise up,
At least to a small extent  I am thinking about  you the Durga of great character,
Oh ocean of mercy which comes    to me , knowing   the proper time,
See the  hunger of your  boy which  comes flying towards you,

Chenjurutti
Yenthanidam ulla kurai yeraalam  thaan yeninum,
Vinthayillai  un karunai , vilanguvathum   thaai anbaai,
Vinthayillai   kutharam ullor   evarum illai ulagil,
Yenthanai poala   athai pokka  unakku nigar yevarum undo,
Amma , Amma, Amma  , amma

The defects  which are  in me are very many , but in spite of that,
Your mercy is not magical and it comes to me as mother’s love,
It is not magical  that  there are no people  like me in this world
Who have not    done  any mistakes,
And to remove is there   any one who is comparable to you,
Oh mother, Oh mother  , Oh mother, Oh mother

Madhyamavathi
Innathu thaan kurai endre , yen nilai arinthu kaappai,
Annayaam parasakthi  yenthanukku   arul koornthu  aatharippai.

You please protect  me after  understanding  my defect,
And Oh Parasakthi who is my mother,
Please   support me    after showering your  blessings  on   me well.