Shiva rama ashtakam

Shiva Rama Ashtakam

By Swamy Ramananda

Translated By P.R.Ramachander

Hare shiva rama sakhe prabho,
Trividha thapa nivarana hey Vibho,
Aaja janeswara yadava pahi maam,
Shiva hare vijayam kuru may varam., 1

Hey Shiva, Hey Hare, Hey Rama, Hey friend, Hey Lord,
Hey Lord who cures the three types of sufferings,
Hey Lord without birth, Hey Lord of the people, Hey Yadava, protect me,
Hey Shiva, Hey Hare, grant me the victory of success.

Kamala lochana Rama Dayanidhe,
Hara Guro gaja rakshaka go pathe,
Shiva thano bhava Shankara Pahi maam,
Shiva hare vijayam kuru may varam., 2

Hey lotus eyed treasure of mercy, Lord Rama,
Hey Hara, Hey teacher, Hey elephant protector, Hey Lord of cows,
Hey God who is Shiva, Hey Shankara, protect me,
Hey Shiva, Hey Hare, grant me the victory of success.

Suja ranjana mangala mandiram,
Bhajathi they purusha param padam,
Bhavathi thasya Sukham paramadhbutham,
Shiva hare vijayam kuru may varam., 3

Hey entertainer of the good, with a form causing good,
That man who prays the divine being,
Reaches your most wonderful place,
Hey Shiva, Hey Hare, grant me the victory of success.

Jaya Yudhishtra vallabha bhoopathe,
Jaya jayarjitha punya payo nidhe,
Jaya krupa maya Krishna namosthu they,
Shiva hare vijayam kuru may varam., 4

Victory to the friend of Yudhishtra, Hey king
Victory to him who is the blessed ocean of victory,
Victory to all pervading mercy, Salutations to Krishna,
Hey Shiva, Hey Hare, grant me the victory of success.

Bhva vimochana Madhava maapathe,
Sukha vimana sahamsa Shivaarathe,
Janaka jaaratha Raghava raksha maam,
Shiva hare vijayam kuru may varam., 5

Hey Madhava who removes the fear of birth, Hey Lord of Lakshmi,
Hey swan of the mind of poets, Hey darling of Parvathi,
Hey Rama, darling of Sita, please protect me,
Hey Shiva, Hey Hare, grant me the victory of success.

Avani mandala mangala maapathe,
Jaladha Sundara Rama rama pathe,
Nigama keerthi gunarnava gopathe,
Shiva hare vijayam kuru may varam., 6

Hey consort of mother who does good to the world,
Hey Rama who is pretty with colour of cloud, Hey consort of Lakshmi,
Hey sea of goodness described in Vedas, Hey Lord of the cows,
Hey Shiva, Hey Hare, grant me the victory of success.

Pathitha pavana nama mayee latha,
Thava yaso vimalam parigeeyathe,
Thadapi Madhava Mam Kim upekshase,
Shiva hare vijayam kuru may varam., 7

Hey heavenly climber who likes the downtrodden,
I sing about your fame which is pure,
But why do you in spite of it,neglect me,
Hey Shiva, Hey Hare, grant me the victory of success.

Amaratha para deva rama pathe,
Vijayathasthava nama dhanopama,
Mayi kadham karunarnava jayathe,
Shiva hare vijayam kuru may varam., 8

Hey greatest God of devas, Hey consort of Lakshmi,
How can I ever get wealth, Oh giver of mercy,
Which can measure up to the victories of yours,
Hey Shiva, Hey Hare, grant me the victory of success.

Hanumatha Priya chaapakara Prabho,
Sura saridhrutha shekhara hey Guro,
Mama Vibho Kimu vismaranam krutham,
Shiva hare vijayam kuru may varam., 9

Hey Lord with a bow, who is very dear to Hanuman,
Hey teacher who wears the holy river on your head,
Oh Lord, why have you forgotten me, please,
Hey Shiva, Hey Hare, grant me the victory of success.

Aharahar jana ranchana sundaram patathi,
Ya shiva rama krutham sthavam,
Visathi rama ramana padambhuje,
Shiva hare vijayam kuru may varam., 10

That man who reads this pretty, people friendly,
Prayer written by Shiva Rama,
Would become fit to enter the lotus feet of Rama and Lakshmi,
Hey Shiva, Hey Hare, grant me the victory of success.

Pratar uthaya yo bhakthya patedh ekagara manasa,
Vijayo jayathe thasya Vishnumaradhyamapnuyath., 11

He who reads this with concentrated devotion in the morning,
Would attain all ound victory and would attain Vishnu whom he worships.
Ithi Sri Ramanand Swamina Virachitham Sri Shiva Ramashtakam Sampoornam.
Thus ends the octet of Shiva Rama written by Ramanand Swami.

Puthra Prapthi ashtakam

Puthra Prapthi ashtakam

By Mukkur Lakshmi Narasimhachar

Translated by Mr. PR Ramachander
This prayer is addressed to Narasimhamurthy of Mattapalli seeking for the birth of a son. This town is in the Huzurnagar taluq, Nalgonda District of Andhra Pradesh and is on the bank of River Krishna. Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swami (also known as Sri Yogananda Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy) resides in this great temple in his cave dwelling . The other presiding Deities of Mattapalli dhama are Sri Raajyalakshmi and Sri Chenchu Lakshmi, who are present alongside Lord Narasimha. This is one of the temples of Pancha Narasimhas.

Prahlada varadam, shrestham, rajuya lakshmya samanvitham,
Puthrartham prathayathe devam mattapallyadhipam harim,
Sutham dehi, Sutham dehi, Sutham dehi., 1

I pray Lord Hari of Mattapalli for the sake of a son,
Give me a son, give me a son, give me a son,
Oh God who blessed Prahladha, Oh great one, Oh God who is with Rajya Lakshmi.

Bhardwaja hrudayanthe vasinam vasavanaujam,
Puthrartham prathayathe devam mattapallyadhipam harim,
Sutham dehi, Sutham dehi, Sutham dehi., 2

I pray Lord Hari of Mattapalli for the sake of a son,
Give me a son, give me a son, give me a son,
Oh God who lives in the heart of Bhardwaja, Oh brother of Parvathi.

Sushronya poojitham nithyam, sarva kama dukham harim,
Puthrartham prathayathe devam mattapallyadhipam harim,
Sutham dehi, Sutham dehi, Sutham dehi., 3

I pray Lord Hari of Mattapalli for the sake of a son,
Give me a son, give me a son, give me a son,
Oh God who is daily worshipped by Vedic scholars,
Oh God who destroys all sorrow due to desires.

Maha Yagya swaroopam guhayaam nithya vasinam,
Puthrartham prathayathe devam mattapallyadhipam harim,
Sutham dehi, Sutham dehi, Sutham dehi., 4

I pray Lord Hari of Mattapalli for the sake of a son,
Give me a son, give me a son, give me a son,
Oh God who has the form of great fire sacrifice,
Oh God who daily lives in caves.

Krishna theera viharam, krishnaam rakshithavaan swayam,
Puthrartham prathayathe devam mattapallyadhipam harim,
Sutham dehi, Sutham dehi, Sutham dehi., 5

I pray Lord Hari of Mattapalli for the sake of a son,
Give me a son, give me a son, give me a son,
Oh God who lives in the shores of river Krishna,
Oh God who himself saved Draupadi.

Yama mohitha kshetrasmin, nithya vasa priyam param,
Puthrartham prathayathe devam mattapallyadhipam harim,
Sutham dehi, Sutham dehi, Sutham dehi., 6

I pray Lord Hari of Mattapalli for the sake of a son,
Give me a son, give me a son, give me a son,
Oh divine God who likes to live for ever,
In the temple which attracted God Yama.

Chakshina poojitham samyak, chakrinaam sarvatho mukham,
Puthrartham prathayathe devam mattapallyadhipam harim,
Sutham dehi, Sutham dehi, Sutham dehi., 7

I pray Lord Hari of Mattapalli for the sake of a son,
Give me a son, give me a son, give me a son,
Oh god who is agreeably worshipped by the eyes,
Oh God who has faces everywhere for the devas.

Yoganandam nithyayanandam nigamagama sevitham,
Puthrartham prathayathe devam mattapallyadhipam harim,
Sutham dehi, Sutham dehi, Sutham dehi., 8

I pray Lord Hari of Mattapalli for the sake of a son,
Give me a son, give me a son, give me a son,
Oh God who is happy with yoga, who is forever happy,
Oh God who is served by the Vedas.

Sri Narasimham yethi dhyathwa Mukkur Nruharisna krutham,
Ye padenayashtakam nithyam ishta prapathir bhavishyathi.

If this octet composed by Mukkur Lakshmi Narasimhachar is read daily,
After meditating on Narasimha, all his wishes would be fulfilled

Haryashtakam

Haryashtakam

Octet of prayers to Lord Vishnu

Translated by P.R.Ramachander

Harir harathi dushta chithair api smrutha,
Anichayapi samsprushto dahathyevahi pavaka., 1

Hari removes sins even from,
The bad ones meditating on him,
Similar to the fire burning any one,
Who touches it without even realizing it.

Sa ganga sa Gaya Sethu sa Kasi sa cha pushkaram,
Jihwagre varthathe yasya hari rithyakshara dwayam., 2

He in whose tip of the tongue,
Resides the two letters Hari,
Is himself the Ganga, Gaya, Sethu,
Kasi and Pushkaram.

Pruthwyam yani theerthani punya nyayathanani cha,
Prapthani thani yenoktham hari rithyakshara dwayam., 3

All the waters of the world,
Which are considered holy,
Reach themselves to him,
Who chants the two letters Hari.

Rigvedhapi Yajurveda Sama vedhopyadharvana,
Adheenasthana yenoktham hari rithyakshara dwayam., 4

Rig Veda, Yajur Veda,
Sama Veda and Atharvana Veda,
Become themselves his,
Who chants the two letters Hari

Asva medhai maha yagnair vajapeya sathair api,
Ishtam syathena yenoktham hari rithyakshara dwayam., 5

The effect of performing Aswamedha,
And hundred Vajapeysa yagnas,
Reach themselves to him,
Who chants the two letters Hari.

Varanasyam Kurukshethre Naimisarnya eva cha,
Sathkrutham thena yenoktham, hari rithyakshara dwayam., 6

All the good got by visiting,
The holy places of Varanasi,
Kurukshethra and Naimisaranya,
Will reach him,
Who chants the two letters Hari.

Badha pari karasthena mokshaya gamanam prathi,
Sakrudhacharitham yena, hari rithyakshara dwayam., 7

He is considered ready,
For attaining salvation,
And having good life,
If he chants the two letters Hari.

Gavam koti sahasrani, hema kanya sathani cha,
Dathani thena yenoktham, hari rithyakshara dwayam., 8

The result of giving in charity,
Thousand crores of cows,
And hundred maids attired in gold,
Would become his,
Who chants the two letters Hari.

Prana prayena padheyam, samsara vyadhi nasanam,
Dukhathyantha parithranam, hari rithyakshara dwayam., 9

The two letters Hari are the,
Food for the journey of the soul,
Medicine for curing the disease of life,
And great protection against sorrows.

Saptha koti maha manthras chitha vibhrama karaka,
Eka eka paro manthro, hari rithyakshara dwayam., 10

The greatest among manthric chants,
Which are greater than the great,
Among the known seven crore manthras,
In making the mind perplexed,
Is the chant of the two letters Hari.

Haryashtakamidham punyam, prathar uthaya ya padeth,
Koti janma krutha papath sa muktho bhavathi druvam., 11

If this holy octet on Hari,
Is read after waking up,
In the morning.
One would get freedom,
From sins committed,
In crores of births.

Govindhashtakam

Govindhashtakam

Translated By P.R.Ramachander

 

Chidanandhaa karam sruthi sarasa saram samaras am,
Niradharaadharam bhavajaladhi param para gunam,
Ramagreevaharam Vruja vana viharam haranutham,
Sada tham Govindam parama sukha kandam Bhajatha re., 1

Sing about Govinda who is the store house of all pleasures,
Who is the form of divine joy, Who is the meaning of Vedas,
Who looks every body equally, Who is the support to the support less,
Who is the other shore to the sea of birth, who has divine qualities,
Who is the garland of Lakshmi, Who wanders in Vruja forest and one praised by Shiva.

Mahambodshi sthanam sthira chara nibhnanam, divi japam,
Sudhadhaara panam, Vihaga pathi yanam, Yamaratham,
Manognam Sugnanam Muni jana nidhanam, Dhruva padam,
Sada tham Govindam parama sukha kandam Bhajatha re., 2

Sing about Govinda who is the store house of all pleasures,
Who lives in the great sea, the cause of all moving and unmoving things,
Whose name is chanted by devas, who is the one who supports those who drink nectar,
Who travels on the lord of birds, Who is partial to those who control their senses,
Who is pretty, Who has good character, who is the home of saints and who is stable.

Dhiyo dherair dheyayamsravana puta peyam yathivarai-,
Maha vakyair gneyam, tribhuvana vidheyam vidhiparam,
Mano maanameyam sapadhi hrudhi neyam navathanum,
Sada tham Govindam parama sukha kandam Bhajatha re., 3

Sing about Govinda who is the store house of all pleasures,
Who is meditated boldly by the wise, who is the sweet dish to the ears,
Who is known to sages by great sayings, Who keeps the three worlds under him,
Who is the ruler of everything, who cannot be adequately known by the mind,
Who has to be thought by the mind and who has a new body.

Mahaa maya jalam vimala vana malam mala haram,
Suphalam Gopalam nihatha sisupalam sasi mukham,
Kalatheetham, kaalam gathi jitha maraalam, mura ripum,
Sada tham Govindam parama sukha kandam Bhajatha re., 4

Sing about Govinda who is the store house of all pleasures,
Who is a great magician, who wears a pure forest garland, who destroys sins,
Who has a pretty head, is a cow herd, killed Sisupala and has a moon like face,
Who is beyond arts, who is time, who walks seriously and destroyer of Mura.

Nabho bimba spheetham nigama gana geetham, sama gathim,
Suroughe sampreetham dithi jana vipareetham purisayam,
Giraam panthatheetham swaditha nava neetham nayakaram,
Sada tham Govindam parama sukha kandam Bhajatha re., 5

Sing about Govinda who is the store house of all pleasures,
Who is spread like a sky. Who is sung be Vedas, who has same balance,
Who likes devas, enemy of asuras, who sleeps on snake,
Who is beyond spoken words, who enjoys eating butter, who protects Dharma.

Paresam Padmesam Shiva kalajesam, shivakaram,
Dwijesam, devesam thanu kutilakesam, kali haram.,
Khagesam Nagesam, Nikhila bhuvanesam Naga dharam,
Sada tham Govindam parama sukha kandam Bhajatha re., 6

Sing about Govinda who is the store house of all pleasures,
Who is lord of the divine, lord of lotus, lord of Shiva and Brahma, who does good,
Who is the lord of twice born and devas, lord with curly hair, destroyer of evil of Kali,
Who is the Lord of the birds, snakes, all the worlds and is supported by snake.

Rama kantham kantham bhava bhaya bhayantham Bhava sukham,
Durasantham santham nikhila hrudhi bhantham bhuvanapam,
Vivadantham dantham manuja nijayantham sucharitham,
Sada tham Govindam parama sukha kandam Bhajatha re., 7

Sing about Govinda who is the store house of all pleasures,
Who is the consort of Lakshmi, who is pretty, who destroys fear as well as fear of life,
Who destroys evil desires, who is peaceful, who stands in all hearts,
who protects the world,
Who is at the end of argument, who is free of everything, destroys asuras
and has a good story.

Jagajjyeshtam Sreshtam sura apthika nishtamvaravaham,
Balishtam bhooyishtam Tribhuvana varishtam vara vaham,
Swanishtam Dharmishtam guru gana garishtam Guru varam,
Sada tham Govindam parama sukha kandam Bhajatha re., 8

Sing about Govinda who is the store house of all pleasures,
Who precedes the world, who is very great, who is close to Indra, lord of Yaga,
Who is powerful, Who is with fame, Who is the best of three worlds, who carries boons,
Who is self controlled, follows dharma, who is greater than all teachers,
Who is the blessed Guru.

Gada paner atha duritha dalanam, dukha samanam,
Vishuddhathma sthothram padathi manujao yasthu sathatham,
Sa bhukthwa bhogougham chiramiha thathopastha vijino,
Varam vrushnosthanam vrujathi khalu vaikunda bhuvanam., 9

That pure human being who reads this prayer without break,
Of Vishnu, which destroys sorrow and ends sufferings,
He would enjoy great pleasures in this world for a long time,
And get all his sins destroyed and reach Vaikunta, the abode of Vishnu.

Venkatesa Ashtakam

Venkatesa Ashtakam

Venkatesha astakam
(The octet on Venkatesha)

Translated by P.R.Ramachander

1.Venkatesho , Vasudeva, pradhyumno , amitha Vikrama,
Sankarshano anirudhascha Seshadri patireva cha.

He is Lord of Venkata mountain , son of Vasudeva , Pradhyumna,
The greatly valorous Sankarshana , Anirudha and the Lord of Seshadri hills.

2.Janardhana , padmanabho , venkatachala vasana,
Srushti Kartha , jagannatho, Madhavo, Bhaktha vathsala.

He is one who punishes bad people , one with a lotus on his belly,
One who lives in the Venkata mountain, He is the creator ,
Lord of the universe, Lord of knowledge and one who is dear to his devotees.

3.Govindo , gopathi , Krishna , Kesavo , Garuda dwaja,
Varaho, Vamanaschaiva , Narayana , Adhokshaja

He is the chief of cows, Lord of cows, the black one ,
One who gives lustrous body, One with Garuda in his flag,
He is Varaha the boar, Vamana the dwarf ,
And one in whom all souls reside and one who is forever victorious.

4.Sridara , pundarikaksha , sarva deva sthutho hari,
Sri Narasimho , maha Simha, suthrakara purathana.

He is the one who carries Lakshmi , one with lotus like eyes,
He is Vishnu prayed by all devas,He is the man lion,
He is the great lion and the ancient master of all actions.

5.Ramanatho mahi bhartha, bhoodhara , purushothama,
Chola puthra Priya santho , brahmadeenaam vara pradha

He who is Lord of Rama ,husband of earth ,
One who carries earth , greatest among males,
He is son of Chola , is a dear one , he is peaceful,
And he is the giver of boons to Lord Brahma and others.

6.Srinidhi sarva bhoothaanaam bhayakruth , bhaya nasana,
Sri Ramo Ramabhadrascha bhava bhandhaika mochaka.

He who is the treasure of Lakshmi , and one who creates fear
He also destroys fear among all beings, He is Rama,
He is Rama who ensures safety and also one who cuts off the ties with birth

7.Bhuthavaso girivasa , srinivasa , sriya pathi,
Achyuthanantha govindo vishnur venkata nayaka

He lives in all beings . lives on a mountain , Lives with Lakshmi
He is the consort of LakshmiHe is one cannot be destroyed,
He is one who does not have limits , who is Vishnu and the Lord of Venkata hills

8.Sarva devaika saranam , sarva devaika daivatham,
Samastha deva kavacham , sarva deva shikamani

He is the refuge of all devas and who is the God of all devas,
He is the protection of all devas and he is the most superior among the devas.

Phala sruthi (Effect of reading)

9.Ithidham keerthitham yasya Vishnor amitha thejasa,
Trikala ya paden nithyam papam thasya na vidhyathe.

This is the song of the great glory of Lord Vishnu,
And if this is read by one at dawn, noon and dusk ,
All his sins would not remain.

10.Rajadware padeth ghore sangrame ripu sankate,
Bhootha sarpa pisachdhi bhayam nasthi kadachana.

There will be no fear in the gates of the palace ,
In Fierce war when the enemies are troubling,
And when troubles are caused by ghosts , serpents and devils.

11.Aputhro labhathe puthraan , nirdhano dhanavan bhyaveth,
Rogartho muchyathe rogath, bhadho muchyathe bhandanath.

The sonless one will get son, The money less will get money,
The one suffering from disease would get cured,
And the one who is in the prison would be set free.

12.Yadya adhi ishtathamam loke thathat praponathya asamsaya,
Aiswaryam, raja sanmanam , bhukthi , mukthi phala pradham.

Whatever one desires most in the world , would without doubt would be fulfilled,
And results like wealth, honour by kings, pleasures , and salvation would be attained.

13.Vishnor lokaika sopanam sarva dukhaika nasanam,
Sarva iswarya pradham nirnaam sarva mamgala karaka,

This is the stair case to the world of Vishnu and destroyer of all sorrows,
It results in all sorts of wealth and results in all auspicious things.

14.Mayavi paramandam thyakththwa vaikunda muthamam,
Swami pushkarani theere ramaya saha modhathe.

One will leave the illusory happiness and reach the great Vaikunda, the land of Vishnu,
If one prays the Lord with Lakshmni in the banks of the sacred tank of the God.

15.Kalyanadbhutha gathraya , kamithartha pradhayine,
Srimad Venkata nadhaya , Srinivasaya mangalam.

Oh God who has a wonderful form giving rise to good,
Oh God who gives all the wealth one desires for,
Oh God who is the Lord of the Venkata hills,
And Oh God in whom Lakshmi lives, let there be good.

Ithi Sri Brahmanda purane , Brahma-Narada SAmvadhe , Venkata giri Mahatmye,
Srimad Venkatesha stotram sampoornam

Thus ends the prayer addressed to Lord Venkatesa, which occurs in the chapter4 on “ Greatness of tha Venkata mountain”, which occurs in the midst of the discussion between Lord Brahma and sage Narada which occurs in Brahmanda Purana.

 

Pandurangashtakam

Pandurangashtakam

 

Pandurangashtakam
By Adhi Sankara Bhagwat Pada,
Translated by P.R.Ramachander

Maha Yoga Peete thate Bheema Radhya,
Varam Pundarikay Dathum Muneendrai,
Samagathya thishtanthamanandakandam
Parabrahma lingam baje pandurangam. 1

I worship that Panduranga, who is the absolute Brahman,
Who is the source of immense happiness,
Who stays in the great seat of yoga, in the banks of Bheema,
Along with great seers to fulfill the boon to Pundarika.

Thatidhwsasam Neelameghavabhasam,
Rama mandiramm sundraram chith prakasam,
Varam thwishtakayam samanyasthapadam,
Parabrahma lingam baje pandurangam. 2

I worship that Panduranga, who is the absolute Brahman,
Who has firmly placed his blessed feet on the bricks,
Who is dressed like a streak of lightning,
Who is of the colour of the blue clouds,
Who is the abode of Goddess Lakshmi,
And who is pretty and is the splendour of the inner mind.

Pramanam bhavabhdhoridam maamakaanaam,
Nithambha karabhyam drutho yena thasmath,
Vidhaurvasathyai drutho nabhi kesa,
Parabrahma lingam baje pandurangam. 3

I worship that Panduranga, who is the absolute Brahman,
Who by keeping his two hands on his waist,
Tells us all that this worldly life is only waist deep,
And who created the holy lotus from his navel,
So that the creator himself can live there.

Sphurath kousthubhalankritham kanda dese,
Sriya jushta keyurakam Srinivasam,
Shivam Shantha meedyam, varam loka palam,
Parabrahma lingam baje pandurangam. 4

I worship that Panduranga, who is the absolute Brahman,
Who decorates his neck by wearing the Kaushthubha gem,
Who has armlets of rarest charm,
Who is the abode of Goddess of wealth,
Who is calm and peaceful,
And who is the protector of the world.

Sarad Chandra bimbananam Charuhasam,
Lasath kundala aakrantha Ganda sthalangam,
Japaraga bimbadharam kanja nethram,
Parabrahma lingam baje pandurangam. 5

I worship that Panduranga, who is the absolute Brahman,
Who is as bright as the moon of autumn,
Who has a very captivating smile,
Whose shining ear studs covers his holy cheeks,
Who has red lips like the hibiscus flower and the Bimba fruit,
And whose eyes are like lotus flowers.

Kireedojwalath sarva dhik prantha bhagam,
Surair architham Divya rathanair anarghyair,
Tribhangakruthim barha malyavathamsam,
Parabrahma lingam baje pandurangam. 6

I worship that Panduranga, who is the absolute Brahman,
Whose shine of the crown illuminates all sides,
Who is being worshipped using invaluable gems by the devas,
Who assumes a posture with three bends,
And who wears garlands and peacock feathers.

Vibhum venu nadham charantham durantham,
Swayam leelaa gopa vesham dadanam,
Gavaam brunda kanandadam charu hasam,
Parabrahma lingam baje pandurangam. 7

I worship that Panduranga, who is the absolute Brahman,
Who is all pervasive and sings with his flute,
Who spells the doom for the bad ones,
Who playfully wears the attire of the cowherd,
Who brings great happiness to the herd of cows,
And who has a lotus like smile.

Ajam Rukmani prana sanjeevanam tham,
Param dhama kaivalyamekam thureeyam,
Prasannam prapannarthiham deva devam,
Parabrahma lingam baje pandurangam. 8

I worship that Panduranga, who is the absolute Brahman,
Who was not born to any one,
Who is the panacea for the soul of Rukmani,
Who is supreme light,
Who is the only way to redemption,
Who is the fourth higher state of humans,
Who is forever with satisfaction,
Who is the God of gods,
And who removes problems of those who seek refuge in him.

Sthavam pandurangasya vai punyadham ye,
Padanthyeka chithena bhakthya cha nithyam,
Bhavmbhonidhim they api theerthava anthakale,
Harer alayam saswatham prapnuvanthi. 9

He who reads with devotion and concentration daily,
This holy prayer addressed to Panduranga,
Would cross with ease, this ocean of life,
And at the end attain the world of Vishnu permanently.

 

 

Vishnavashtakam

Vishnavashtakam

 

Vishnavashtakam

The octet on Vishnu
By Lord YamaTranslated by P.R,Ramachander This prayer was composed by Lord Yama addressing Lord Jaganaatha of Puri. Lord Yama finds that whoever visits Puri are not coming to his world after death, After this prayer that Lord tells him that not all people would be able to see Jagannatha and only those good people who have the luck to see him would come to Vaikunta directly.)

Yama Uvacha:- Yama said:-

1.Namasthe Bhagawan deva loka nadha Jagat pathe,
Ksheerodha vasinam devam sesha bhoganu sayinam.

Salutations to God who is the lord of land of devas and Lord of the universe,
Who is the god who lives on the ocean of milk , sleeping on the snake called Aadhisesha.

2.Varam varenyam varadam kartharam akrutham prabhum,
Visweswaram ajam Vishnum sarrvagnam aparajitham.

Chosen one , he who is fit to be chosen , one who blesses, one who does, Lord who need not do ,
Lord of the world, one who is not born , Vishnu , the know all and one who is never defeated.

3.Neelothpala dala shyamam, pundareeka nibhekshanam,
Sarrvagnam, nirgunam, santham , jagad dhataram avyayam
.

One who is black like the leaves of blue lotus , He who is as pretty as lotus flower,
He who is an expert in everything , he who is devoid of properties , he who is peaceful ,
He who looks after the world, He who is imperishable.

4.Sarva loka vidhatharam , sarva loka sukhavaham,
Puranam, purusham vedhyam thyakthavayaktha sanathanam.

He who cares for all the world , he who gives pleasures to all the world,
Primeval , he who is Purusha , He who should is studied by Vedas,
He who is clear as well as not colour and one who does not have beginning.

5.Paravaraanam srushtaaram , loka nadham, jagad gurum,
Srivathsoraska samyuktham , vana mala vibhushitham.

He who creates ancestors and descendents , lord of the world , teacher of the world,
He who has the mole called Srivathsa , he who decorates himself by forest garland.

6.Peethavasthram, chathurbahum, Sankha chakra gadhadharam,
Hara keyura samyuktham, mukutangadha dharinam.

He who wears yellow cloth , he who has four hands , he who holds conch, mace and wheel,
He who wears crown as well as garland , he who wears crown and bracelets.

7.Sarva lakshana sampoornam , sarvendriya vivvarjitham,
Kootastham, achalam , sookshmam, jyothiroopam, sanathanam.

He who has all good attributes , he who has won over all sense organs ,
He who does not change , he who does not move , he who is very minute ,
He who has the form of a flame, He who does not have any beginning .

8.Bhavabhava vinirmuktham , vyapinam prakruthe param,
Namasyami Jagannadham easwaram sukhadham prabhum.

He who is free from places , He who is divine and spread as it is his nature,
I salute that Jagannadha , who is God , He who is the lord giving pleasures.

Sri Brahme maha purane sri yama krutha Vaishnavashtakam sampoornam

The octet on Vishnu composed by Lord Yama which occurs in Brahma Maha Purana comes to an end.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nrisimhashtakam

Sri Nrisimhashtakam

By Paramahamsa Yati Jiyar,

Translated by P.R.Ramachander

1. Shrimad akalanka paripurna shashikoti
Shridhara manohara satapata kanta
Palaya krupalaya bhavambudhi nimagnam
Daitya vara kala Narasimha Narasimha

Oh Narasimha, Oh Narasimha, who is the death to great Asura,
Who is like billions of full moons without any stains,
And who carries Lakshmi , who is pretty and has a flowing mane,
Please protect me from this ocean of birth and death , Oh store house of mercy.

2. Pada kamala vanata paathaki janaanam
Pathaka dhavanala pathatri vara keto
Bhaavana parayana bhaavarti harayaa mam
Pahi kripayaiva Narasimha Narasimha

Please show me your mercy, Oh Narasimha, Oh Narasimha,
Who is the forest fire that burns all the sins committed by sinners,
If they bow down to your holy lotus flower like feet,
And who has a Garuda flag on his chariot ,who is the cause of creation,
And the best shelter ,Please help me remove the problems of the birth and death.

3. Tunga nakha pankti-dalithasura varasrik
Panka nava kunkuma vipankila mhoraha
Pandita nidhana kamlalaya namaste
Pankaja nishanna Narasimha Narasimha

Oh Narasimha, Oh Narasimha , who lives in a lotus,
Your out stretched nails tore open the entails of the asura,
And the blood out of him fell on your chest , making ,
It appear as if Kumkum has been applied on your chest,
My salutations to you who is the residence of learned as well as Lakshmi.

4. Maulishu vibhushana mivamara varanam
Yogi hridayeshu cha sirassu nigamanaam
Rajaa aravinda ruchiram pada yugam they
Dehi mama murdhni Narasimha Narasimha

Oh Narasimha , Oh Narasimha please keep
Your twin lotus like feet on my head,
Though it is kept on the crowns of the helmets of gods,
And also on the heart of sages and on the Veda books.

5. Vaarija vilochana madh antima dasaayam
Klesha vivashikrita samasta karanayam
Yehi ramaya saha sharanya vihaganam
Nadha madhiruhya narasimha Narasimha

Oh Narasimha, Oh Narasimha , along with Lakshmi,
Come riding on the Garuda , the king of birds,
At the time when all my senses are suffering in distress,
At the time of death, Oh lotus eyed one,

6. Haataka kirita varahara vanamala
Taara rashana makara kundala manindrai,
Bhushitam ashesha nilayam tava vapurme
Chethasi chakaasthu Narasimha Narasimha

Oh Narasimha, Oh Narasimha, Your divine body,
Wearing a pretty blessed crown , forest garland,
And fish like gem studded ear studs shining like stars,
Lives in the unapproachable residence of yours.

7. Indu ravi pavaka vilochana ramayaa
Mandira mahabhuja lasadvara rathanga
Sundara chiraaya ramataam tvayi mano me
Nandita suresha narasimha Narasimha

Oh Narasimha, Oh Narasimha, who is honoured by Indra,
Let my mind play on your very pretty form,
Which has moon , sun and fire as eyes,
Which is the temple of Goddess Lakshmi,
And which holds in the great hands the holy wheel.

8. Madhava mukunda madhusudana murare
Vamana nrisimha sharanam bhava nathaanam
Kamada ghrinin nikhila karana nayeyam
Kaalam amaresha narasimha narasimha

Oh Narasimha, Oh Narasimha , Oh Mukunda,
Oh killer of Madhu, Oh killer of Mura,
Oh Vamana, Oh Narasimha who is the sheler,
To all those people who have surrendered,
Oh Lord of devas , Oh cause of all causes,
Fulfill my desires and do not neglect me.,
Who is passing all his life chanting your names.

9. Ashtakam idam sakala pataka bhayaghnam
Kamadam ashesha duritamaya ripughnam
yah pathi santhatham ashesha nilayam they.
Gacchati padam sa narasimha Narasimha

This octet destroys the fear of great sins,
Fulfills all desires, speedily destroys enemies,
And they will attain the abode of that lord,
Where he would be sleeping on the sesha snake.

Narasimhashtakam Narasimha ashtakam

Sri Narasimhashtakam Sri Narasimha ashtakam

Sri Nrusimhashtakam
(Octet addressed to Lord Narasimha)

Translated by P.R.Ramachander

1.Dhyayami narasimhakyam
Brahma vedantagocaram
Bhavabdhi taranopayam
Sankha cakra dharam param

I meditate on Narasimha ,
Who is realized by Brahma and Vedas,
Who is the method to cross the sea of life,
And who holds the divine conch and holy wheel.

2.Nilam ramam ca paribhuya kripa rasena
Stambhe svasakti managham vinidhaya deva
Prahlada rakshana vidhai yati kripa te
Sri narasimha paripalaya mam cha bhaktam

With your sense of mercy you protected Nila Devi and Rama,
And for saving Prahlada , Oh God, out of your mercy,
You came out of the pillar , with all your great sinless and chaste state,
And Oh Narasimha , please take care of me who is your devotee.

3.Indraadi deva nikarasya kirita koti
Pratyupta ratna prati bimbita pada padma
kalpaanta kala ghana garjana tulya nada
Sri narasimha paripalaya mam cha bhaktam

Your lotus like feet which has the glitter of gems,
Reflected the shine of billions of crowns of Indra and other devas,
And your great roaring was similar to the thunder at time of deluge,
And Oh Narasimha , please look after me who is your devotee.

4.Prahlada posha pralayarka samana vaktra
Hoom-kara nirjita nisachara vrunda nada
Sri-narada muni sangha sugiyamana
Sri narasimha paripalaya mam cha bhaktam

You are the saviour of Prahlada , your mouth is like the Sun at deluge,
Your sound “Hoom” makes the groups of nocturnal animals shiver,
And you enjoy the company of the great sage Narada,
And Oh Narasimha , please look after me who is your devotee.

5.Ratrin charadri jatarat parisramsya mana raktam
Nipiya parikalpita saantara mala
Vidravita-akhila suro ugra nrsimha rupam
Sri narasimha paripalaya mam ca bhaktam

You tear apart the nocturnal animals descending the mountain to drink blood,
You squeeze out the dirt which have settled inside us ,
And your terrifying form of Narasimha makes the world tremble.
And Oh Narasimha , please look after me who is your devotee.

6.Yogindra , yoga pariraksaka ,deva deva
Dinaarthi hari vibhava agama geeyamana
Maam veeksya dinam asaranyam aganya-silam
Sri narasimha paripalaya mam ca bhaktam

You are the king and protector of yoga, You are god of gods,
You remove all the sufferings and are worshipped by Vedas and Brihaspathi,
And you please see me , who does not have a home or good qualities,
And Oh Narasimha , please look after me who is your devotee.

7.Prahlada soka vinivarana Bhadra simha
Naktan charendra mada khandana vira simha
Indraadi devajana sanganuta pada padma
Sri narasimha paripalaya mam ca bhaktam

You are the protector lion who removed the sorrow of Prahlada,
You are the valorous one, who when exuberant tear apart everything,
And You are one whose feet is surrounded by Indra and other devas,
And Oh Narasimha , please look after me who is your devotee.

8.Jnanena kechit avalambya padambhujam they,
Kechit sukarma nikarena pare ca bhaktya
Muktim gatah khalu janah kripaya murare
sri narasimha paripalaya mam ca bhaktam

Your lotus like feet is depended upon by some due to their wisdom,
Others due to good acts done as well their great devotion,
And please take them mercifully , oh killer of Mura to salvation,
And Oh Narasimha , please look after me who is your devotee.

Hari Nama Ashtakam

Hari Nama Ashtakam

Sri Hari Nama Ashtakam
Octet on Lord Hari

Translated by P.R.Ramachander

Sri Kesavachyutha mukunda Radangapane,
Govinda, madhava Janardhana dhanavare,
Narayanamarapathe, srijagannivasa,
Jihve japethi sathatham Maduraksharani
.
. 1

Hey tongue, always repeat the sweet letters,
Kesava[1], Achyutha, Mukunda, He who holds the wheel,
Govinda, Madhava, Janardhana, killer of asuras,
Narayana, lord of devas, and he who lives all over the universe.

Sri deva deva, madhusudhana, saranga pane,
Damodhararnva nikethana, Kaida bhaare,
Viswambharabharana bhooshitha bhumipala,
Jihve japethi sathatham Maduraksharani
.
2

Hey tongue, always repeat the sweet letters,
Lord of lords, killer of Madhu, He holds Saranga,
Damodhara, he who sleeps on the sea, enemy of Kaidabha,
He who dresses with universe, and the king who is well ornamented.

Sri Padma lochana, gada dhara, Padmanabha,
Padmesha padma pada pavana, padma pane,
Peethambara ambara ruche ruchiravathara,
Jihve japethi sathatham Maduraksharani
. 3

Hey tongue, always repeat the sweet letters,
He who has eyes like lotus, he who holds the mace,
He who has lotus on his belly, He who is the Lord of Lakshmi,
He who has soft feet like the lotus, he who holds a lotus,
He who wears yellow silk, he who wears the sky and
He who has very interesting incarnations.

Srikantha kousthubha dhararthi harabjapane,
Vishno, Trivikrama, maheedhara, dharma setho,
Vaikunta vasa, vasudhadhipa, Vasudeva,
Jihve japethi sathatham Maduraksharani
. 4

Hey tongue, always repeat the sweet letters,
Consort of Sri, holder of Kousthubha, killer of troubles,
Holder of lotus flower, Vishnu, Trivikrama, lifter of earth,
Bridge to Dharma, He who lives in Vaikunta,
King of the earth, Son of Vasudeva .

Sri Narasimha Narakanthaka, kanthamurthe,
Lakshmipathe, garudavahana, sesha sayin,
Kesi pranasana, sukesi kireeta moule,
Jihve japethi sathatham Maduraksharani
. 5

Hey tongue, always repeat the sweet letters,
Narasimha, killer of hell, loved God,
Lord of Lakshmi, rider of eagle, he who sleeps on Sesha,
Stealer of life of Kesi and Leader of those praised by women.

Sri vathsa lanchana, surarshabha shankapane,
Kalpantha varidhi vihara hare murare,
Yagnesa yagnamaya yagnabhugadhi deva,
Jihve japethi sathatham Maduraksharani
. 6

Hey tongue, always repeat the sweet letters,
He who has the mark of Sri Vathsa and lord of the devas holding a conch,
He who is the Vishnu who killed Mura and he who would play in the water at deluge,
He Who is the god of Yagna[2] and is full of yagna and is the primeval God who enjoys Yagna.

Sri Rama ravana ripo,raghu vamsa ketho,
Sithapathe, dasaradathmaja, Rajasimha,
Sugreevamithra mruga vedhana chapa bane,
Jihve japethi sathatham Maduraksharani
. 7

Hey tongue, always repeat the sweet letters,
Rama who is the enemy of Ravana, the star of the clan of Raghu,
Lord of Sita, son of Dasaratha, lion among kings,

Sri Krishna vrushnivara yadhava radhikesa,
Govardhanodharana kamsa vinasa soure,
Gopala venu dhara pandu suthaika bandho,
Jihve japethi sathatham Maduraksharani
. 8

Hey tongue, always repeat the sweet letters,
Krishna, the blessing of Vrushni clan, cowherd, lord of Radha,
He who lifted Govardhana, He who killed Kamsa,
Gopala, He who holds the flute and friend of the sons of Pandu.

Ithyashtakam Bhagavatha sathatham naro yo,
Namangitham patathi nithya mananya chetha,
Vishno param padamupaithi punarna jathu,
Mathu payodhara rasam pibadeeha sathyam
.
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That man who reads this octet of the names,
Of God daily with mind focused on reading,
Would attain the ultimate place of Vishnu,
And would truly never, ever drink mother’s milk.