Monday, January 31, 2011

Manisha Panchakam

Manisha Panchakam
1. If a person has attained the firm knowledge that he is not an object of perception, but is that
pure consciousness which shines clearly in the states of waking, dream and deep sleep, and
which, as the witness of the whole universe, dwells in all bodies from that of the Brahma to that
of the Ant, then he is my Guru, irrespective of whether he is an outcaste or a Brahmin. This is
my conviction.
2. “I am Brahman (pure consciousness). It is pure consciousness that appears as this universe. All
this is only something conjured up by me because of avidya (nescience) which is composed of
the three gunas (sattva, rajas and tamas)”. One who has attained this definite realisation about
Brahman which is bliss itself, eternal, supreme and pure, is my Guru, whether he is an outcaste
or a Brahmin.
3. Having come to the definite conclusion, under the instruction of his Guru, that the entire
universe is always perishable, he who, with a calm and pure mind constantly meditates on
Brahman, and who has burnt his past and future sins in the fire of knowledge, submits his present
body to the operation of his prarabdha karma is my Guru, whether he is an outcaste or a
Brahmin.
4. The Self or pure consciousness is experienced clearly within by animals, men, and gods as ‘I’.
It is by the reflection of this pure consciousness that the mind, senses and body, which are all
insentient, appear to be sentient. External objects perceived only because of this consciousness.
This Self is, however, concealed by the very mind, senses and body which are illumined by it,
just as the sun is concealed by clouds. The yogi who, with a calm mind, always meditates on this
Self is my Guru. This is my conviction.
5. The Self, which is Brahman, is the eternal ocean of Supreme bliss. By meditating on the Self
with a perfectly calm mind, the sage experiences fulfillment. The person whose mind has
become identified with this Self is not a mere knower of Brahman, but Brahman itself. Such a
person, whoever he may be, is one whose feet are fit to be worshipped by Indra himself. This is
my definite conviction.
- Sri Jagadguru Adi Shankaracharya




Sri Adi Shankaracharya – Biography

Adi Shankara was born to a pious Brahmin couple Sivaguru and Aryaamba in the year 788
AD in a village named Kaladi in Kerala. He exhibited extraordinary intelligence from childhood
and mastered all branches of traditional learning by sixteen. He was initiated into Sannyasa by
Sri Govindapada Acharya at Badrinath. At his guru’s bidding he travelled the length and breadth
of the country and brought to light the ancient Vedic Dharma that had been overshadowed for
some centuries under the influence of degenerated Buddhism. At Kashi he vanquished many a
great scholar and philosopher in hair splitting philosophical debates and arguments and
established the supremacy of Advaita Vedanta. He had to defeat propounders of near about 72
schools of philosophy before establishing the superiority of Vedic Dharma. He is considered to
be great exponent of Monism or Advaita Vedanta. At Mahishmati he defeated Mandana Misra, a
firm adherent of Karma Mimamsa and won him over his side. The great scholar after having
been defeated by Sri Sankara became his disciple and got initiated into Sannyasa assuming the
name Sureswara Acharya. At Varanasi, Sri Shankara wrote his celebrated commentaries on
Bhagawad Gita, the Brahma sutras and the Upanishads. He organized all sannyasins into ten
sampradayas known as ‘Dasanamis’. He established four Maths in the four corners of Aryavarta
viz,. Joshimath in the North (Uttaranchal), Puri in the East, Dwaraka in the West and Sringeri in
the South and made his four disciples Totakacharya, Padmapada, Hastamalaka and
Sureshwaracharya as the in-charge of them respectively. Towards the end of his life Sri Shankara
proceeded to Kashmir to the temple of Mother Sharada. Here it was a precondition to defeat
resident scholars to get entry into the temple. Shankara successfully defeated the scholars and
entered the sanctum sanctorum. From here he is said to have travelled to Nepal and thence to
Kedarnath where he is believed to have gone into a cave and disappeared. The philosopher par
excellence was just 32 when he left this world in 820 AD.
Shankara’s commentaries on the Prasthanatraya viz,. the Brahma Sutras, the Upanishads and
the Bhagawad Gita are the most popular among all the commentaries that have ever been written
on these basic texts of Sanatana Dharma. Shankara had written many original Vedantic texts
elucidating the Advaita Philosophy in a lucid way. Viveka Chudamani, Aparokshanubhuti, Drik-
Drishya Viveka, Upadesha Sahasri, Atma Bodha, and Atma-Anatma Viveka are some of
Shankara’s works that reflect the great Acharya’s genius and infallible logic.
Philosophy
According to Shankara the ultimate reality has no name and form. The objective world
has no independent existence. Only Brahman exists. The nature of Brahman or Atman or Soul is
Existence-Knowledge-Bliss Absolute. On account of Maya or ignorance the one indivisible Self
appears to be finite and limited. When ignorance is destroyed the Self shines in its own
resplendent glory. The phenomenal universe of names and forms is falsely superimposed upon
Brahman on account of ignorance of the perceiver just as a snake is superimposed on the rope.
The snake, seen by mistake, is in reality the rope itself. In the same way names and forms as
other than Brahman exist only in the mind of ignorant person. When the illusion or the ignorance
is destroyed everything becomes Brahman. The gist of Shankara’s Philosophy has been
conveyed through a single verse;
Brahma Satyam Jagat Mithya
Jeevo Brahmaiva Na Aparah
Brahman(Consciousness/Atman/God) alone is real, this world is unreal; the Jiva is no other
than Brahman.
- An Extract from ‘Sant Darshan’ – Ramakrishna Math Publication

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Nirvana Shatkam(Shivoham) - Sri Jagadguru Adi Shankaracharya

Mano budhyahankara chithaa ninaham,
Na cha srothra jihwe na cha graana nethrer,
Na cha vyoma bhoomir na thejo na vayu,
Chidananada Roopa Shivoham, Shivoham.


Neither am I mind, nor intellect,
Nor ego, nor thought,
Nor am I ears or the tongue or the nose or the eyes,
Nor am I earth or sky or air or the light,
I am Shiva, I am Shiva, the nature of Bliss.

Na cha praana sangno na vai pancha vaayuh,
Na vaa saptha dhathur na va pancha kosa,
Na vak pani padam na chopastha payu,
Chidananada Roopa Shivoham, Shivoham.


Neither am I the movement due to life,
Nor am I the five airs, nor am I the seven elements
constituting the body(Dhatu),
Nor
am I the five sheaths which invest the soul,
Nor am I voice or hands or feet or other organs,
I am Shiva, I am Shiva, the nature of Bliss.

Na me dwesha raghou na me lobha mohou,
Madho naiva me naiva matsarya bhava,
Na dharmo na cha artha na kamo na moksha,
Chidananada Roopa Shivoham, Shivoham.


I am not the state of envy and passion or the emotions of hatred, greed and attachment,
Neither I am intoxication nor I am the emotion of jealousy,
And I am not even the four Purushartha — Dharma, Artha, Kama, and Moksha,
I am Shiva, I am Shiva, the nature of Bliss.

Na punyam na paapam na soukhyam na dukham,
Na manthro na theertham na veda na yagna,
Aham bhojanam naiva bhojyam na bhoktha,
Chidananada Roopa Shivoham, Shivoham.

I am not a good deed(Punya), or a Sinful deed(Paapa), or well-being/comfort(Saukhya), or Grief(Dukha),
Neither I am holy chants(Mantra) or holy Shrine/place(Teertha)
nor I am the Veda or the Sacrifice and Oblation,
I am neither food or the consumer who consumes food,
I am Shiva, I am Shiva, the nature of Bliss.

Na mruthyur na sankha na me jathi bhedha,
Pitha naiva me naiva matha na janma,
Na bhandhur na mithram gurur naiva sishyah,
Chidananada Roopa Shivoham, Shivoham.


I do not have death or doubts or distinction of caste,
I do not have either father or mother or even birth,
And I do not have relations or friends or teacher or students,
I am Shiva, I am Shiva, the nature of Bliss.

Aham nirvi kalpo nirakara roopo,
Vibhuthwascha sarvathra sarvendriyanaam,
Na chaa sangatham naiva mukthir na meyah
Chidananada Roopa Shivoham, Shivoham.


I am free from changes, and lack all the qualities and form,
I envelope all forms from all sides and am beyond the sense-organs,
I am always in the state of equality — there is no liberation(Mukti) or captivity/bondage(Bandha),
I am Shiva, I am Shiva,
the nature of Bliss.

- Sri Jagadguru Adi Shankaracharya

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Sri Venkatesa suprabhatham

Sri Venkatesa suprabhatham

By

Prathi Vadhi Bhayangaram Annangaracharyar

This great Suprabhatham was composed by one of the greatest savants of Vaishnaism, Sri Prathivadhi Bhayangaram Annangaracharyar and is a splendid Sri Sookthi that is recited every morning in front of the Sayana Mantapam(place for sleeping) at Thirumalai. This was composed by the author because of a request from his Guru Sri.Manavala Mamunigal.

1. Kowsalya supraja Rama poorva sandhya pravarthathe
Uthishta narasardoola karthavyam daivamahnikam (Twice)

Oh, Darling son of Kaushalya,

The early dawn has broken,

Oh the lion among men,

Be pleased to open your eyes.

And perform the rites of the morn

2. Uthishtothishta Govinda uthishta garudadhwaja
Uthishta kamalakantha thrilokyam mangalam kuru (Twice)

Awake and awake, Oh Lord Govinda,

Awake Oh Lord , who has an eagle flag,

Awake Oh Lord of she who sits on a Lotus,

And fill the three worlds to the brim with happiness.

3. Mathassamasta jagatham madukaitabhare:
Vakshoviharini manohara divyamoorthe
Sree swamini srithajana priya danaseele
Sree Venkatesadayithe thava suprabhatham

Oh mother of all the worlds,

Oh epitome of beauty in the heart of the Lord,

Who killed Madhu and Kaidaba in war,

Oh Goddess who lights the hearts,

Of those who worship thee,

Of Darling of Venkatesa,

A very good morning to you.

4. Thavasuprabhathamaravindalochane
Bhavathu prasanna mukhachandra mandale
Vidhisankarendra vanithabhirarchithe
Vrishasaila nathadavithe, davanidhe

A very good morning to you,

Oh Goddess with lotus like eyes,

Who heralds happiness,

From her full moon face,

Who is served by consorts,

Of Brahma, Shiva and Indra,

Who is the storehouse of mercy,

And who is the darling of him ,

Who has the Venkata Mountain.

5.Athriyadhi saptharushay ssamupasya sandyam
Aakasa sindhu kamalani manoharani
Aadaya padhayuga marchayithum prapanna:
Seshadrisekhara vibho! Thava suprabhatham

The seven great sages of yore,

Lead by the great sage Athri,

After wandering far and near,

After doing their morning Sandhya[1] ,

And after singing your praise heartily,

Are waiting to worship at thine feet,

And so be pleased to get up,

Of Lord of the Sesha mountain.

6. Panchananabja bhava shanmukavasavadhya:
Tryvikramadhi charitham vibhudhasthuvanthi
Bhashapathipatathi vasara shuddhi marath
Seshadri sekhara vibho! thava subrabhatham

The five faced God Brahma,

The six faced God Shanmuga,

And all the devas,

Are praising by relating thine story,

Of measuring the universe by three steps,

And the Teacher of devas , the God Jupiter,

Is reading the almanac of the day,

And so be pleased to get up,

Oh, Lord of the Sesha mountain.

7. Eeshathprapulla saraseeruha narikela
Phoogadrumadi sumanohara Balikanam
Aavaathi mandamanilassaha divya gandhai:
Seshadri shekara vibho! thava suprabhatham

The pretty incense filled flower buds,

Of the betel nut and coconut trees,

Have started opening with films of snow and honey,

And the pleasant breeze of the morn has started to waft,

And so be pleased to get up,

Oh Lord of the Sesha mountain.

8. Unmeelya nethrayugamuththama panjarasthaa:
Paathraa vasishta kadhaleephala payasani Bhukthvaa
saleelamatha keli sukha: patanthi
Seshadri sekhara vibho! thava suprabhatham

Those parrots in your temple’s cages,

After a yummy repast of thine Naivedhya[2],

Of the sweet meal with tasty banana fruits,

Sing thine dear names again and again,

To the ecstasic stupor of thine devotees great,

And so be please to get up to hear them,

Oh, Lord of the Sesha mountain.

9. Thanthree prakarsha madhuraswanaya
vipanchyaa Gayathyanantha charitham
thava naradopi Bhashasamagrama sakruthkara sara ramyam
Seshadri sekhara vibho! thava suprabhatham

The holy sage Narada is singing.

Thine endless story,

Composed in faultless verse,

Accompanied by his divine veena[3],

In the sweetest possible voice,

And so be pleased to get up to enjoy them,

Oh, Lord of the Sesha mountain.

10. Brungavaleecha makaranda rashanuvidda
Jhankara geetha ninadaissa sevanaya
Niryathyupaantha sarasee kamalodarebhyaha
Seshadri sekhara vibhol thava suprabhatham

The bees drunk by the honeyed juice of the pollen,

Of the opened lotuses in thine holy ponds,

Are dancing to the accompaniment of their own buzzing sound,

To drink thine form and to salute you,

And so be pleased to get up to see them,

Oh Lord of the Sesha mountain.

11. Yoshaganena varadhadni vimathyamaane
Ghoshalayeshu dhadhimanthana
theevraghoshaaha Roshaathkalim
vidha-dhathe kakubhascha kumbhaha
Seshadri sekhara vibho! thava suprabhatham

With their heavily laden breasts held erect,

And with their bangles making sweet tingling sound,

They are churning the curd with thine dear thought,

And that sound of churning announces the morn,

And echoes like thine prayer again and again,

And so be pleased to get up to bless them all,

Oh Lord of the Sesha mountain.

12. Padmeshamithra sathapathra kathalivargha
Harthum shriyam kuvalayasya nijanga Lakshmya
Bheree ninadamiva bibrathi theevranadam
Seshadri sekhara vibho! thava suprabhatham

The humming splendorous black bees,

Which are friends of the Lotus,

And the bluish black Kuvalai[4] flowers,

Which stand among the forest of such flowers,

Both claim to have a better colour than you,

And create sound and din with their quarrel,

And so be pleased to get up to settle their claims,

Oh, Lord of the Sesha mountain.

13. Sreemannabheeshta varadhakhila lookabandho
Sree Sreenivasa Jagadekadayaika sindho
Sree devathagruha bhujanthara divyamurthe
Sree Venkatachalapathe! thava suprabhatham

Oh, relation of all beings,

Who grants their desires without fail,

Oh Lord in whom the Goddess Lakshmi resides,

And who is the storehouse of blessings of the entire world,

Oh Lord who likes this mountainous abode to your heavenly home,

Oh Lord of the Venkata mountains,

We wish a very good morning to you.

14. Sree swamy pushkarinikaplava nirmalangaa
Sreyorthino hara viranchi sanadadhyaha
Dware vasanthi varavethra hathothamangaha:
Sree Venkatachalapathe! thava suprabhatham

Lords Vishnu and Brahma,

And the sages like Sanantha,

Are waiting at thine gate

To receive thine grace,

After a holy bath in thine,

Ever-pure Pushkarani[5],

And to bless to them all,

Be pleased to wake up,

Oh Lord of the Venkata mountains.

15. Sree seshasaila garudachala venkatadri
Narayanadri vrishabhadri vrishadri mukhyam
Akhyam thvadeeyavasathe ranisam vadanthi
Sree Venkatachalapathe! thava suprabhatham

Lord ruling over the mountain of Sesha,

The mountain of Garuda.

The great Venkata mountain,

The mountain of Narayana,

The mountain of Vrishabha,

The mountain of Vrisha,

All the devas great,

Have assembled in millions,

To see a glimpse of thee,

So be pleased to wake up,

Oh, Lord of Venkata mountain.

16. Sevaaparaashiva suresa krusanudharma
Rakshombhunatha pavamana dhanadhi nathaha:
Bhaddanjali pravilasannija seersha deSaha:
Sree Venkatachalapathe! thava suprabhatham

With folded hands wait near your feet,

To obey your commands,

Indra the lord of all devas,

The God of fire,

The Great Himalaya Mountain,

Varuna the God of Rain,

The God Nairuthi, the wind God,

And Kubera the Lord of all wealth,

And so be pleased to wake up,

Oh Lord of Venkata mountains.

17. Dhateeshuthevihagaraja mrugadhiraja
Nagadhiraja gajaraja hayadhiraja:
Swaswadhikara mahimadhika marthayanthe
Sree Venkatachalapathe! thava suprabhatham

The king of Birds, Holy Garuda,

The king of beasts, the lion..

The king of Serpents, Adhi Sesha,

The king of elephants.

And the king of horses,

Wait to obey thine holy orders,

To improve their gait,

While taking you out,

And so be pleased to wake up,

Oh, Lord of the Venkata mountains.

18. Sooryendhubhouma bhudhavakpathi kavya souri
Swarbhanukethu divishathparishathpradanaa:
Twaddhasa dasa charamavadhidaasa daasa:
Sree Venkatachalapathe! thava suprabhatham

The sun, the moon,

The Budha[6], the Guru[7],

The great Shukra[8],

Lord Sani[9], Rahu and Kethu,

Are waiting to do service,

To thine devotees great,

And please you with their acts,

And so be pleased to wake up,

Oh, Lord of Venkata mountains.

19. Thwathpadadhulibharita spurithothha manga:
Swargapavarga nirapeksha nijantharanga:
Kalpagamakalanaya kulatham labhanthe
Sree Venkatachalapathe! thava suprabhatham

Thine devotees great,

Have left praying for salvation,

And are putting the dust of thine feet,

On their heads,

So that they can be with thee,

For always and ever,

And are afraid that thou will leave,

When the Kali yuga[10] ends,

And so be pleased to wake up,

Oh, Lord of the Venkata mountains.

20. Thvadgopuragra sikharani nireekshmana
Swargapavarga padaveem paramam shrayantha:
Marthyaa manushyabhuvane mathimashrayanthe
Sree Venkatachalapathe! thava Suprabhatham

Coming away from the path of blessed ones,

Who have done great penance,

Thine devotees great,

Prefer to be born as men,

To get a glimpse of the spires.

Of thine temple tower, Oh Lord,

And so be pleased to wake up to bless them,

Oh Lord of Venkata mountains.

21. Sree bhoominayaka dayadhi gunammruthabdhe
Devadideva jagadeka saranya moorthe
Sreemannanantha garudadibhirarchithangre
Sree Venkatachalapathe! thava suprabhatham

Oh, Lord of the the Goddess Earth,

Oh, Ocean of the nectar of mercy,

Oh, God of Gods,

Oh, Lord who is the only place of shelter to all the world,

Oh, Lord who is worshipped by Garuda[11] and Anantha[12]

A very good morning to you,

Oh, Lord of the Venkata mountains

22. Sree Padmanabha Purushothama Vasudeva
Vaikunta Madhava Janardhana chakrapane
Sree vathsachinha saranagatha parijatha
Sree Venkatachalapathe! thava suprabhatham

Oh, Lord who has lotus in his belly,

Oh, Lord who is the greatest among males,

Oh, Lord who hides the world by illusion,

Oh Lord , who resides in Vaikunta,

Oh Lord, who is king of knowledge,

Oh Lord, who punishes bad people,

Oh Lord, who holds the holy wheel,

Oh Lord who has Sri Vatsa[13] on his chest,

Oh God, who is lotus like to devotees who surrender,

A very good morning to you,

Oh Lord of the Venkata mountains.

23. Kandarpa darpa hara sundara divya murthe
Kanthaa kuchamburuha kutmialola drishte
Kalyana nirmala gunakara divyakeerthe
Sree Venkatachalapathe! thava suprabhatham

Oh Lord who is the stealer of senses,

By his pretty looks,

Oh Lord who sleeps in the tight embrace,

Of his divine consort,

Oh Lord, who gives only good things,

Oh Lord, who is acme of purity,

Oh Lord, who makes good events happen,

Oh Lord with blemish less fame,

A very good morning to you,

Oh Lord of the Venkata mountains.

24. Meenakruthe kamatakola Nrusimha varnin
Swamin parashvatha thapodana Ramachandra
Seshamsharama yadhunandana kalki roopa
Sree Venkatachalapathe! thava suprabhatham

Oh Lord who took shape as fish,

Oh Lord, who took shape as a tortoise

Oh Lord, who took shape as a wild boar,

Oh Lord, Who appeared as the man-lion,

Oh Lord, who appeared as the Vamana,

Oh Lord who took birth as Parasurama,

Oh Lord who took birth as Sri Rama,

Oh Lord who took birth as Bala Rama

Oh Lord who was the darling babe of Yadavas,

Oh Lord who is going to appear as Kalki,

A very good morning to you,

Oh , Lord of Venkata mountains.

25. Elaa lavanga ghanasaara sugandhi theertham
Divyam viyathsarithi hemaghateshu poornam
Drutwadhya vaidika sikhamanaya: prahrushta:
Thishtanthi Venkatapathe! thava suprabhatham

The gems of learned Vedic scholars

Are carrying holy water,

Laced with Cardamom,

Cloves, Camphor and other divine scents,

To the brim in a Golden pot,

And are waiting for thee,

And so be pleased to wake up,

Oh, Lord of the Venkata mountains.

26. Bhaswanudethi vikachani saroruhani
Sampoorayanthi ninadai: kakubho vihangha:
Sree vaishnavassathatha marthitha mangalasthe
Dhamasrayanthi thava Venkata! Subrabhatham

The sun has risen from his slumber,

The lotus flowers have opened in glory,

In great awe, the flock of birds,

Have risen up and are making twittering sound,

Sri Vaishnavas With eagerness are waiting ,

To sing thine holy praise,

And so be pleased to wake up,

Oh, Lord of the Venkata mountains.

27. Bhramadayassuravarasamaharshayastthe
Santhassa nandana mukhastvatha yogivarya:
Dhamanthike thavahi mangala vasthu hasthaa:
Sree Venkatachalapathe! thava suprabhatham

The Lord Brahma the creator,

The assembly of Devas,

The great sages like Sanath Kumara,

Are waiting without patience,

With all holy materials to wake you up,

And so be pleased to wake up,

Oh, Lord of the Venkata mountains.

28. Lakshminivasa niravadya gunaika sindo:
Samsarasagara samuththaranaika setho
Vedanta vedya nijavaibhava bhakta bhogya
Sree Venkatachalapathe! thava suprabhatham(Twice)

Oh Lord in whom resides Goddess Lakshmi,

Oh Lord, who is the ocean of several things good,

Oh Lord who is the bridge helping us to cross,

The difficult sea of day-to-day life,

Oh Lord who is the ultimate meaning of Vedas,

Oh Lord, who is really the greatest,

On Lord, who makes life of devotees pleasant,

A very good morning to you,

Oh, Lord of Venkata mountains.

29. ltnam vnsnacnala pamerlna suprabhatham
Ye manava: prathidinam patithum pravrutha:
Thesham prabhatha samaye smruthirangabhhajam
Pragnyam paraartha sulabham paramam prasoothe(Twice)

To give boons and salvation with ease

To those of whom who read ,

This Song for waking up the Lord,

In the morning as soon as they wake up,

With devotion and regularity,

And also to those who hear and think of this song,

Be pleased to wake up, Oh Lord.



prabhum praana naatham....

Prabhum - Lord; Prananatham - Lord of Life; Vibhum - Omnipresent; Vishwanatham - Lord of the World; Jagannathanatham - Lord of Jagannatha; Sadanandabhajam - One who dwells in eternal happiness; Bhavat-Bhavya-Bhooteshwaram - The lord of the present, future and Past; Bhootanatham - Lord of the Bhootas (Spirits); Shivam - Auspicious, Shankaram - Doer of good ; Shambhu - Source of happiness; Eeshaana - Ishwara (God); Eede - Salutations.


'The One.... Who is the Lord, Who is the Lord of Life, Who is Omnipresent, Who is the Lord of the world, Who is the Lord of Vishnu, Who is always dwelling in happiness, Who is the Lord of past, present and the future, Who is the Lord of Spirits, and Who is Shiva, Shankara, Shambu... My salutations to that God.'

This strotra has nine verses.The last one is Phalashruti. The first verse text is given and the meanings of all the verses are given after. For the complete strotra text see the references at the end.

'प्रभुं प्राणनाथं विभुं विश्वनाथं जगन्नाथनाथं सदानन्दभाजाम् ।
भवद्भव्यभूतेश्वरं भूतनाथं शिवं शङ्करं शम्भुमीशानमीडे ॥ १ ॥"

'Prabhum prananatham vibhum vishvanatham
jagannathanatham sadanandabhajamh
Bhavadbhavyabhuteshvaram bhutanatham
shivamshankaram shambhumishanamide' 1

I pray You, Shiva, Sankara, Sambhu, Who is the Lord, Who is the Lord of our lives, Who is Vibhu, Who is the Lord of the world, Who is the Lord of Vishnu (Jagannatha), Who is always dwelling in happiness, Who imparts light or shine to everything, Who is the Lord of living beings, Who is the Lord of ghosts, and Who is the Lord of everyone.||1||

I pray You, Siva, sankara, Sambhu, Who has a garland of skull around the neck, Who has a net of snakes around His body, Who is the destroyer of the immense-destroyer Kāla, Who is the lord of Ganesa, Whose matted-hair are spread-out by the presence of the waves of Ganga falling on His head, and Who is the Lord of everyone.||2||

I pray You, Siva, sankara, Sambhu, Who scatters happiness [in the world], Who is ornating the universe, Who is the immense universe Himself, Who is possessing the adornment of ashes, Who is without a beginning, Who is without a measure, Who removes the greatest attachments, and Who is the Lord of everyone.||3||

I pray You, Siva, sankara, Sambhu, Who resides below a Vaṭa (Banyan) tree, Who possesses an immense laughter, Who destroys the greatest sins, Who is always resplendent, Who is the Lord of Himālaya, various tormentor-groups (Gaṇa) and the demi-gods, Who is the great Lord, and Who is the Lord of everyone.||4||

I pray You, Siva, sankara, Sambhu, Who shares half of His body with the daughter of Himalaya¹, Who is situated in a mountain (Kailasa), Who is always a resort for the depressed, Who is the Ātman, Who is reverred by (or Who is worthy of reverence by) Brahma and others, and Who is the Lord of everyone.||5||

I pray You, Siva, sankara, Sambhu, Who holds a skull and a trident in the hands, Who endows the desires of those who are humble to His lotus-feet, Who uses an Ox as a vehicle, Who is supreme and above various demi-gods, and Who is the Lord of everyone.||6||

I pray You, Siva, sankara, Sambhu, Who has a face like the Winter-moon, Who is the subject of happiness of Gana (tormentor groups), Who has three eyes, Who is pure, Who is the friend of Kubera (controller of wealth), Who is the consort of Aparna (Parvatī), Who has eternal characteristics, and Who is the Lord of everyone.||7||

I pray You, Siva, sankara, Sambhu, Who is known as Hara, Who has a garland of snakes, Who roams around the cremation grounds, Who is the universe, Who is the summary of the Veda (or the One discussed by Veda), Who is always dispassionate, Who is living in the cremation grounds, Who is burning desires born in the mind, and Who is the Lord of everyone.||8||

'Stavam yah prabhate narah shulapane
patheth stotraratnam vhaprapyaratnam
Sputram sudhyanam sumitram kalatram
vichitrai samaradya moksham prayati' 9

Those who study this prayer every morning with effulgence and emotions for Trident-holding Shiva, achieve Mokṣa, after having attained a dutiful son, wealth, friends, wife, and a colorful life.||9||

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