Shiva Rudrashtakam – श्रीरुद्राष्टकम्

Shiva Rudrashtakam

||श्रीरुद्राष्टकम् ||

The devotional hymn “Rudrashtakam” appears in the Uttara Kand of the celebrated Ram Charit Manas, where a brahmana composed the hymn to propitiate Lord Shiva. His main purpose was to set his pupil free from the curse of Shiva. He succeeded and asked also a second boon (devotion for himself). His pupil would be the bird ‘ Kaga-Bhusundi’ in a next life, a devotee of Shri Rama and an excellent teller of the life story of Shri Rama.

नमामीशमीशान निर्वाणरूपं विभुं व्यापकं ब्रह्मवेदस्वरूपम् |

निजं निर्गुणं निर्विकल्पं निरीहं चिदाकाशमाकाशवासं भजेऽहम् ||१||

I bow to the Ruler of the Universe, whose very form is Liberation,the omnipotent and all pervading Brahma, manifest as the Vedas. I worship Shiva, shining in his own glory, without physical qualities,Undifferentiated, desireless, all pervading sky of consciousness and wearing the sky itself as His garment. ||1||

हे मोक्षस्वरूप, विभु, ब्रह्म और वेदस्वरूप, ईशान दिशा के ईश्वर व सबके स्वामी श्री शिव जी! मैं आपको नमस्कार करता हूँ। निजस्वरूप में स्थित (अर्थात माया आदि से रहित), गुणों से रहित, भेद रहित, इच्छा रहित, चेतन आकाशरूप एवं आकाश को ही वस्त्र रूप में धारण करने वाले दिगम्बर आपको भजता हूँ।॥१॥

निराकारमोंकारमूलं तुरीयं गिरा ज्ञान गोतीतमीशं गिरीशम् |

करालं महाकाल कालं कृपालं गुणागार संसारपारं नतोऽहम् ||२||

I bow to the supreme Lord who is the formless source of “OM” The Self of All, transcending all conditions and states,
Beyond speech, understanding and sense perception, Awe-full, but gracious, the ruler of Kailash, Devourer of Death, the immortal abode of all virtues. ||2||

निराकार, ओंकार के मूल, तुरीय (तीनों गुणों से अतीत), वाणी, ज्ञान व इंद्रियों से परे, कैलासपति, विकराल, महाकाल के भी काल, कृपालु, गुणों के धाम, संसार के परे आप परमेश्वर को मैं नमस्कार करता हूँ।॥२॥

तुषाराद्रि संकाश गौरं गभीरं मनोभूत कोटिप्रभा श्री शरीरम् |

स्फुरन्मौलि कल्लोलिनी चारु गङ्गा लसद्भालबालेन्दु कण्ठे भुजङ्गा ||३||

I worship Shankara, whose form is white as the Himalyan snow, Radiant with the beauty of countless Cupids, Whose head sparkles with the Ganga. With crescent moon adorning his brow and snakes coiling his neck ||3||

जो हिमाचल समान गौरवर्ण व गम्भीर हैं, जिनके शरीर में करोड़ों कामदेवों की ज्योति एवं शोभा है,जिनके सर पर सुंदर नदी गंगा जी विराजमान हैं, जिनके ललाट पर द्वितीय का चंद्रमा और गले में सर्प सुशोभित है।॥३॥

चलत्कुण्डलं भ्रू सुनेत्रं विशालं प्रसन्नाननं नीलकण्ठं दयालम् |

मृगाधीशचर्माम्बरं मुण्डमालं प्रियं शंकरं सर्वनाथं भजामि ||४||

The beloved Lord of All, with shimmering pendants hanging from his ears, Beautiful eyebrows and large eyes, Full of Mercy with a cheerful countenance and a blue speck on his throat. ||4||

जिनके कानों में कुण्डल हिल रहे हैं, सुंदर भृकुटि व विशाल नेत्र हैं, जो प्रसन्नमुख, नीलकंठ व दयालु हैं, सिंहचर्म धारण किये व मुंडमाल पहने हैं, उनके सबके प्यारे, उन सब के नाथ श्री शंकर को मैं भजता हूँ।॥४॥

प्रचण्डं प्रकृष्टं प्रगल्भं परेशं अखण्डं अजं भानुकोटिप्रकाशम् |

त्रयः शूल निर्मूलनं शूलपाणिं भजेऽहं भवानीपतिं भावगम्यम् ||५||

I worship Shankara, Bhavani’s husband,The fierce, exalted, luminous supreme Lord.Indivisible, unborn and radiant with the glory of a million suns; Who, holding a trident, tears out the root of the three-fold suffering,And who is reached only through Love. ||5||

प्रचण्ड (रुद्र रूप), श्रेष्ठ, तेजस्वी, परमेश्वर, अखण्ड, अजन्मा, करोड़ों सूर्यों के समान प्रकाश वाले, तीनों प्रकार के शूलों (दु:खों) को निर्मूल करने वाले, हाथ में त्रिशूल धारण किये, प्रेम के द्वारा प्राप्त होने वाले भवानी के पति श्री शंकर को मैं भजता हूँ।॥५॥

कलातीत कल्याण कल्पान्तकारी सदा सज्जनानन्ददाता पुरारी |

चिदानन्द संदोह मोहापहारी प्रसीद प्रसीद प्रभो मन्मथारी ||६||

You who are without parts, ever blessed, The cause of universal destruction at the end of each round of creation, A source of perpetual delight to the pure of heart,Slayer of the demon, Tripura, consciousness and bliss personified,
Dispeller of delusion Have mercy on me, foe of Lust. ||6|

कलाओं से परे, कल्याणस्वरूप, कल्प का अंत(प्रलय) करने वाले, सज्जनों को सदा आनन्द देने वाले, त्रिपुर के शत्रु सच्चिनानंदमन, मोह को हरने वाले, प्रसन्न हों, प्रसन्न हों।॥६॥

न यावत् उमानाथ पादारविन्दं भजन्तीह लोके परे वा नराणाम् |

न तावत् सुखं शान्ति सन्तापनाशं प्रसीद प्रभो सर्वभूताधिवासम् ||७||

Oh Lord of Uma, so long as you are not worshipped there is no happiness, peace or freedom from suffering in this world or the next. You who dwell in the hearts of all living beings, and in whom all beings have their existence, Have mercy on me, Lord. ||7||

हे पार्वती के पति, जबतक मनुष्य आपके चरण कमलों को नहीं भजते, तब तक उन्हें न तो इसलोक में न परलोक में सुख शान्ति मिलती है और न ही पापों का नाश होता है। अत: हे समस्त जीवों के अंदर (हृदय में) निवास करने वाले प्रभो, प्रसन्न होइये।॥७॥

न जानामि योगं जपं नैव पूजां नतोऽहं सदा सर्वदा शम्भु तुभ्यम् |

जरा जन्म दुःखौघ तातप्यमानं प्रभो पाहि आपन्नमामीश शम्भो ||८||

I don’t know yoga, prayer or rituals, But everywhere and at every moment, I bow to you, Shambhu! Protect me my Lord, miserable and afflicted as I am with the sufferings of birth, old-age and death. ||8||

मैं न तो जप जानता हूँ, न तप और न ही पूजा। हे प्रभो, मैं तो सदा सर्वदा आपको ही नमन करता हूँ। हे प्रभो, बुढ़ापा व जन्म [मृत्यु] दु:खों से जलाये हुए मुझ दुखी की दुखों से रक्षा करें। हे ईश्वर, मैं आपको नमस्कार करता हूँ।॥८॥

रुद्राष्टकमिदं प्रोक्तं विप्रेण हरतोषये |

ये पठन्ति नरा भक्त्या तेषां शम्भुः प्रसीदति || ||

This eightfold hymn of praise was sung by the Brahman to please Shankara. Shambhu will be pleased with whomever heartfully recites it.

भगवान रुद्र का यह अष्टक भगवान शंकर जी की स्तुति के लिये है। जो मनुष्य इसे प्रेमस्वरूप पढ़ते हैं, श्रीशंकर उन से प्रसन्न होते हैं।

इति श्रीगोस्वामितुलसीदासकृतं श्रीरुद्राष्टकं संपूर्णम् |

 

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Shiva Panchakshara Stotra – श्री शिव पंचाक्षर स्तोत्रम्

श्री शिव पंचाक्षर स्तोत्रम्

Translated by P. R. Ramachander

Shiva is the destroyer among the trinity and is worshiped as their main deity by millions of Hindus. The holy word chant to worship him is made of five letters and is popularly called Panchakshara- “Na Ma Si Va ya”. In this popular stotra each of these letters is considered as him and he is praised for his great qualities.


नागेन्द्रहाराय त्रिलोचनाय
भस्माङ्गरागाय महेश्वराय
नित्याय शुद्धाय दिगम्बराय
तस्मै नकाराय नमः शिवाय ॥१॥

Nagendra haraya Trilochanaya,
Basmanga ragaya maheswaraya,
Nithyaya shudhaya digambaraya,
Tasmai nakaraya namashivaya. ..1

My salutations to the letter “Na” , which is Shiva,
Who wears as garland the king of snakes.
Who has three eyes,
Who wears ash all over Him,
Who is the greatest Lord,
Who is forever,
Who is the cleanest,
And who wears the directions themselves as dress


मन्दाकिनीसलिलचन्दनचर्चिताय
नन्दीश्वरप्रमथनाथमहेश्वराय
मन्दारपुष्पबहुपुष्पसुपूजिताय
तस्मै मकाराय नमः शिवाय ॥२॥

Mandakini salila chandana charchithaya,
Nandeeswara pramadha nadha maheswaraya,
Mandra pushpa bahu pushpa supoojithaya,
Tasmai makaraya namashivaya…2

My salutations to the letter “Ma” , which is Shiva,
Who is bathed by waters of ganges,
Who applies sandal paste all over him,
Who has Lord Nandi as his chiefton,
Who is the greatest lord,
And who is worshipped by Mandhara and many other flowers.


शिवाय गौरीवदनाब्जवृन्दसूर्याय
दक्षाध्वरनाशकाय
श्रीनीलकण्ठाय वृषध्वजाय
तस्मै शिकाराय नमः शिवाय ॥३॥

Shivaaya gowri vadanara vinda,
Sooryaya daksha dwara naasakaya,
Sri neela kantaya vrisha dwajaya,
Tasmai sikaraya namashivaya. ..3

My salutations to the letter “Si” , which is Shiva,
Who is peace personified,
Who is like Sun to the Lotus face of Gowri[1],
Who destroyed the fire sacrifice of Daksha[2],
Who has a blue neck,
And who has a bull in his flag.


वशिष्ठकुम्भोद्भवगौतमार्यमूनीन्द्रदेवार्चितशेखराय
चन्द्रार्कवैश्वानरलोचनाय
तस्मै वकाराय नमः शिवाय ॥४॥

Vasishta kumbhodhbhava gowthamadhi.
Munendra devarchitha shekaraya,
Chandrarka vaiswanara lochanaya,
Tasmai vakaraya namashivaya. ..4

My salutations to the letter “Va” , which is Shiva,
Who is worshipped by great sages like,
Vasishta, Agasthya and Gowthama ,
As also the devas,
And who has sun , moon and fire as his three eyes.


यज्ञस्वरूपाय जटाधराय
पिनाकहस्ताय सनातनाय
दिव्याय देवाय दिगम्बराय
तस्मै यकाराय नमः शिवाय ॥५॥

Yaksha swaroopaya jada dharaya,
Pinaka hasthathaya sanathanaya,
Divyaya devaaya digambaraya,
Tasmai yakaraya namashivaya. ..5

My salutations to the letter “Ya” , which is Shiva,
Who takes the form of Yaksha,
Who has a tufted hair,
Who is armed with spear,
Who is forever filled with peace,
Who is godly,
Who is the great God,
And who wears the directions themselves as dress.


Phalasruthi: (Benefits)
पञ्चाक्षरमिदं पुण्यं यः पठेच्छिवसंनिधौ
शिवलोकमावाप्नोति शिवेन सह मोदते ॥६॥

Panchaksharamidham punyam,
Ya padeth Shiva sannidhou,
Shivaloka maapnothi,
Shive na saha modathe.

Those who read these holy five letters great,
In the temple of Shiva,.
Would go to the world of Shiva,
And be forever happy with Him.