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Bhajans and Kirtans

Published by THE DIVINE LIFE SOCIETY PO. Shivqnandanagar

Distt. TehriGarhwal, Uttarakhand 249 tg2, Himalayas, lndia

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First Ediuon: 2011 (Copies 1000)

@ The Divine Ufe Trust Society

Cover & page design and typesetting:

Arati Devasher, www.aratde\asher.com

Published by Swami Padmanabhananda

for The Divine Life Society, Shivanandanagar, and printed at Cntury O,ftet Printers,
Rishikesh, Uttarakhand 249201, India,
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Foreword
Tn this
modern age, it is very difficult for people to practice austerities Tapascharya. Over time man has degenerated physically and

mentally. It is not easy for him to practice the demanding Yogas required by the spirituality of Sanathana Dharma. Modern man has no time for God. Knowing this, Sat Gurudev Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj encouraged the practice of Sankirtan Yoga and the singing of Bhajans glorifying the many manifestations of the one omnipresent
Divine Reality.

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Sankiftan Yoga is the chanting of the Divine Name pouring fofth from the hearts and minds of the lovers of God. 'Kiltan'comes from the root word Kirt, meaning to call, to repeat, to praise, to glorify. 'Bhajan' means devotional prayer or hymns set to music as well as worship or adoration of the Lord. The word 'Bhajan' comes from the root word Bhaj, meaning to worship, to serve, to honour.
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rta ns and Bhaja ns ca n be practised both i nd ivid ua I ly and col lectively.

All modern Saints have encouraged this Yoga. During his travels all over India, Sat Gurudev Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj conducted many Sankirtan Sammelons, which is the singing of Bhajans and Kiftans

among large groups of devotees. Our ancients knew that the easiest way to progress on the spiritual p?th is to repeat the Divine Name. Constant repetition of the Divine Name brings about purification of the mind; and when heart and mind are purified, peace arises. The original prototype of this book, entitled Inspiring Songs and Kiftans, was written by Sat Gurudev Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj in 1943. It contained a collection of inspiring and instructive songs written by Gurudev himself. Revered Sri Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj later made some additions and also greatly propagated the chanting

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and repetition of the Name of God wherever he went. Over the years certain Bhajans, often repeated by Revered Sri Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj, became dearly loved. The present book is a compilation of those songs, the traditional and favourite Bhajans and Kirtans that have been sung at Sivananda Ashram in Rishikesh since Gurudev,s time. I want to specially thank Sri Swami Divyabhavananda Mataji and Sri Suchita Lusardi Mataji for having given so much of their time and combined effort to bring about this new book of Devotional Songs and also the many residents of the Ashram and devotees, near and far, who provided invaluable assistance translating the songs into English and giving other helpful service and advice, especially His Holiness Sri Swami Hamsanandaji Maharaj, Sri Swami Devabhaktanandaji, Sri
Swami Akhilanandaji, Sri Swami Shivashritananda Mataji, Sri Choudhury

Gourahari Mishra, Cristina Capello, Shanta Subba Rao Mataji, Neelmani Khaturia, Liliana Vinaya Mataji and Alan Neachell. Our special thank

goes to Dr. T. V. Vasudeva Dharmadhikari, Deputy Director of the Kuppuswami Shastri Research Institute, Chennai, for his guidance in all matters concerning the transliteration and translation of the sanskrit
Devanagari script. May the benedictions of Sat Gurudev ever be upon them all and upon all those who aspire to gloriff God through the chanting of the Divine Name.

Swami Vimalananda President

The Divine Life Society

Sivananda Ashram Sri Skanda Shashthi

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Contents
Foreword Phonetic Pronunciation Guide
Preface
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Homage to our Gurus

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SONGS COMPOSED BY SHRI SWAMI SIVANANDA'I Song of Divine Life Song of Eighteen "Ities" Song of Admonition Song of Salutation Song of Instruction Song of Krishna Kanhai Song of Chidananda Song of Govinda Song of Advaita Song of Immanence of Ram Song of Sadashiva NaraYana Song of ImmortalitY Song of So'ham Shivo'ham
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FAVOURITE SONGS OF SHRI SWAMI CHIDANANDA'I


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Eka Sara Nama

Radha-ramana Kaho Adi Divya Jyoti Hara Hara Mahadeva Shambho Yamuna Tira Vihari Keshava Govinda Krishna Prema Mudita Parho Pothi Men Rama Laga Le Prema Ishvara Se Adi Bija Ekale Utho Jaga Musaphir Mata Pita Bandhu

22 22 24 24 25 25 26 28 30
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SONGS TO LORD GANESHA


Jaya Ganesha Kirtan
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Shri Ganeshji Ki Arati Gaiye Ganapati Jagavandana

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MONDAY: DEDICATED TO IORD SHIVA


Shiva Panchakshara Stotram Shiva Manasa Puja Samba Sadashiva Rudrashtakam Jaya Shiva Omkara Gauri Vara

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48 49 50 52

Lingashtakam
Shankara Ji Ka Damaru Shankara Shiva Shankara

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Om Shiva Omkara Nataraja Naftana Sundara Sambasadashiva Bholanatha

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Om Shiva Om Shiva Paratpara Hara Gao Bol Shankar

63 64 65

TUESDAY: DEDICATED TO LORD SUBRAHMANYA


Nada Bindu Kaladi Subrahmanya Shanmukhanatha Vel Muruga Hara-harohara Hara-harohara Vanna Mayil Vahanane Shiva Subrahmanya Subrahmanya
Sharavanabhava 70 72 72 73 74 74 75

WEDNESDAY: DEDICATED TO SHRI KRISHNA Jagannathashtakam Stotram Bhaja Govindam (12 verses)
Govinda Bolo Adharam Madhuram Stotram Darshana Do Ghanashyama Bhaktavatsala Govinda Gopala Gokula Vallabhipriya Bhaja Re Gopalam
Kamala Vallabha
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Radhe Govinda Bhajo Radhe Gopal Ehi Mudam Prabhu More Govinda Damodara Prarthana Ana Sundara Shyam He Giridhara Gopala Jaya Gopal

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Shri Krishna Govinda Krishna Govinda Govinda Shri Krishnam Vande Chalo Mana Keshava Madhava Govinda Jaya Govinda Jaya Jaya Sunaja Sunaja Vipina Vihari Krishna Krishna Mukunda Shri Krishna Chaitanya
Radhe Radhe

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Bhajo Radhe Govinda Jaya Shri Radhe


Mera

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Shyama

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Natavara Lal Giridhara Gopal


Radhe Shyam

THURSDAY: DEDICATED TO THE SPIRITUAL MASTERS


Guruashtakam Om Guru Jaya Guru Sivananda Yogindra Stutih Sivananda Stutih Guru Hamare Bhava Sagara Tarana Payoji Mein-ne Sivananda Kya Tu Manava Hai Deva Deva Sivananda Guru Maharaj Guru Jaya Jaya Datta Guru Jaya Datta Guru Guru Mahima Sivananda Ka Darbar Hei Ananda Kutira Mangala Maya Sivananda
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Ganga Kinare
Manasa Bhajare
Jaya Gurudeva Dayanidhe

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Om Gurunatha

FRIDAY: DEDICATED TO THE DIVINE MOTHER


Vani Sarasvati Bhavanyashtakam Amba Lalite Jagadambike Dinoddharini
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Ishvari Maheshvari
Vina Pustaka Aisa Pyara
Jaya Jaga Janani

Om ShaKiOm Jaya Narayani Namo'stute Gauri Gauri Gange

SATURDAY: DEDICATED TO LORD RAMA, SHRI HANUMAN AND LORD VENKATESHA


Shri Ramachandra Kripalu Thumaka Chalata Ramachandra Rama Na Bisara Bande Bhaja Mana Ramacharana Sukhadai Payoji Mein-ne Dina Nike
Rama Rama...Nama Tarakam

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Shri Rama Se Koyi Mila De Hare Rama Hare Rama

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Ramachandra Raghuvira Sita Rama Radhe Shyama Raghupati Raghava Rama Jinka Nama Hei Sita Ram Sita Ram Sita Rama Kaho Janaki Natha Sahaya Affjaneya Vira Vande Santam Shri Hanumantam Venkatesha Venkatesha

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SUNDAY: DEDICATED TO LORD NARAYANA Achyutam Keshavam


Shri Badrinatha Vishvambharam Hari Tum Haro Jan Ki Bhir He Madhava Rama Krishna Hari Jagadisha Arati Hari Hari Bol Hari Ke Pyare Hari Hari Bol
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Aditya Narayana

VEDANTIC SONGS
Ninrana Shatkam Sarvam Brahma Mayam Anando'ham Aho! Aham Namo Mahyam
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Shuddho'si Bhuddho'si Satyam Jnanam Anantam Brahman Omkaram Bindu Samyuktam

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OM OM OM Vichar Song of Om

226
226

DEVOTIONAL WISDOM SONGS


Bhajo Re Bhaiya Aba Sounpa Diya Jyot Se Jyot Jagate Chalo
Rama Sumira Nama Japana 227

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Shankaraya Mangalam Sumirana Kara Le

CLOSING SATSANG PRAYERS The Universal Prayer


Shlokas

Prabhu-Prarthana (He Prabho)

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APPENDIX
Hanuman Chalisa Nama Ramayanam Glossary of Divine Names Alphabetical List of Songs by First Lines

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Phonetic Pronunciation Guide This


song book is intended for devotees without scholarly training in Sanskrit and Hindi, so that they can participate easily in the singing during the Satsangas at Sivananda Ashram. We have tried to make the transliteration as helpful as possible, while trying at the same time to respect the languages involved. The spelling is based on phonetics,

on how each sound is articulated while singing. Of particular concern to foreigners is the need to indicate the presence of a very soft "a" usually at the end of Hindi words when it is slightly afticulated. In such cases, we have added an "a" in order that the rhythm of the song is maintained. Similarly, in Hindi songs we use the letter "r" to represent a sound more like the English "r" to the Western ear, rather than the
conventional "d", Long-vowel sounds are indicated by an upper stroke - A a

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The letter indicates a "half-n" sound and signifies that the preceding vowel is nasalized (paftially said through the nose). The letter indicates a preceding vowel that is aspirated (or breathed) a little more than normally.
In the following list, some examples of English words are given that approximate the corresponding Sanskrit or Hindi sounds.

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Preface
depth of Bhava (devotion), abundance of faith, sincerity of Th. I purpose, and loving contemplation on the Lord may lead to the
outpouring of our devotion in a musical form. It is a very poweful form of prayer in the BhaKi Yoga tradition. Depending on the depth of devotion and love felt by the devotee when immersed in sacred chanting, enriching spiritual experiences can occur. The Omnipresent, Omnipotent, Omniscient Lord, Who is One without a second, Who is all-pervading, present within and without in every nook and corner of the entire cosmos, out of compassion for his most deseruing devotees has on several occasions revealed Himselfi, assuming the form most
loved by them. Gurudev has said, "By prayer a connection is established between the devotee and God, a channel is made for the flow of divine grace and blessings from God to the devotee." The sincere devotees of the Lord who have taken great pains to compile this book along with editing have done a great service to most worshipful Sri Gurudev. May the choicest blessings of Sri Gurudev be showered upon them! May the singing of these Bhajans and Kirtans serue to unite the entire Sivananda Parivar (family) throughout the world. Hari Om Tat Sat
Choudhury Gounhari Mishra

Sivananda Ashram Vijaya Dashami

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AURUDEV SWAMI SIVANANDAJI MAHARA]
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president of the Divine Life Society from the year of its establishment in 1936 until his Mahasamadhi in 1963. He never left his beloved India, except when seruing as a doctor in Malaysia as a young man. Yet,

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today his name is loved and respected in every country in the world. He was a beacon of light, a spiritually illumined soul who was born to give the message of spiritual life to thousands all over the globe. Even now, after almost five decades of his merging in the Supreme, seekers continue to heed his call and endeavour to follow his teachings. In his unique desire to make others happy, Revered Gurudev decided to share his divine treasure of wisdom with anyone eager to listen' He did it out of compassion for all humanity, not only of his time, but of the times to come. What a great soul! He was thinking of us even before our birth! He wrote hundreds of books with such love that anyone reading them can feel that someone very near and dear is talking to them personally telling, " Do this, do thal my child, you will enioy perennial
happiness." Our beloved Gurudev was generous beyond measure. The only way to show our gratitude is to sincerely make his teachings our own and allow them to take us to the Supreme Abode. That would surely fill his

cup of joy to overflowing!


May his blessings ever be upon us!

Gurudev Shri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj

Oq Namo Bhagavate ShivEnandaya.


Om! Obeissnce to Lord Sivanand.a.

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l-l is Holiness Shri Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj serued as the I lesteemed President of The Divine Life Society from 1963 until his
Mahasamadhi in August 2008. His entire life was totally consecrated to continuing Gurudev Shri Swami Sivanandaji's spiritual mission. This kept him engaged day and night in teaching, training, guiding, encouraging, consoling, helping, and transforming the lives of innumerable individuals around the world, from all walks of life, and bringing about a spiritual awakening in the heafts of thousands. In his radiant presence, one heard the timeless call to liberation.

Swamiji embodied the eternal truths of the ancient Rishis of Vedic times blended perfectly with the teachings of Lord Buddha and Jesus Christ. In the West he was known as Saint Francis of India, because his humility and tender-heafted love extended not only to all persons great and small, but to all animals, birds, insects and plants, He championed caring for the environment, because he revered the Eafth, indeed the whole Cosmos, as Divinity in manifest form. Swamiji never tired of reminding us that this human bifth is a precious gift, not to be wasted, but to be used to draw nearer to God with every breath, every thought, every word, every action. May his blessings ever be upon us!

Shri Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj

Or-n Namo NErEyanEya

Om! Prostrations ro Lord Narayana.

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EVERED SHRI SWAMI KRISHNANANDAJI MAHARA] Was the Secretary of the Divine Life Society for nearly forty years. He was one among the brilliant disciples of the Master. Gurudev Shri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj used to call him our'Dakshinamurti' and 'Shankaracharya'. Swami Krishnanandaji was a Sage of towering wisdom and insight. He was a Master of practically every system of Indian and Western philosophy. He was an adept in Raja Yoga (the yoga of meditation) and an illustrious exponent of Vedanta (the ancient wisdom teachings of the Upanishads). In him, work and wisdom enjoyed a harmonious blend. His total, dynamic involvement in daily activities as General Secretary of the

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Society and as revered Guru to many seeking souls was truly inspiring! His books constitute the invaluable legacy he left behind to the entire spiritual world. To read his books, the majority of which are the outcome of his extemporaneous discourses, is to set oneself in tune with the

Ultimate Reality.
May his blessings ever be upon us!

Shri Swami Krishnanandaji Maharaj

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cr--Om Namo Bhagavate V6sudevEya. Om! Prostrqfions to LordVqsudeva (Krishna).

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SHTOKAS Om Namah Shivaya Gurave, Sach-chid-Snanda MUftaye, N ish prapa fi chaya Sha ntaya, N ir6 la mb6ya Tejase. Prosfrafions to the Guru Shiva, who is an embod.iment of ExistenceConsciousness-Blisg who is beyond world-consciousness, ever peacefuL without any support and luminous like the sun.

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mE Gurur-vish nur-g urur-devo Ma he6hvara h, Guruh Sekghet Paraln Brahma Tasmai Shrl,-gurave Namah.

Prostrations to that revered Guru, Who is himself Brahma (the Creator), Vishnu (the Preserver) and Maheswara (Shiva, the
Dissolver), andWho is verily the Supreme Absolute itself.

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Na Guror-adhikap Tattvam Na Guror-adhikam Tapalr, Na Guror-adhikam Jff6nam Tasmai Shri-gurave Namah.

truth than the truth concerning the Guru, no greater purificqtory action than devotion qnd service to the Guru, no higher wisdom than the wisdom of the Guru. My prostations to Shri
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Man-n6thah 5nr-riagan-nEthaI Mad-guruh 5hr-riagad-guruh, MamEtmE Sarua-bhUtEtmE Tasmai Shrl-gu rave Namah. I prostrate to that Shri Guru Who is my Lord and the Lord of the entire universe, Who is my Guru, the world Teacher, and the Indweller in me and all living beings.

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Anandam-Snanda-karam Prasannam lfi 5na-svarUpam Nija-bodha-yuktam, Yoglndramldyam Bhava-roga-vaidyam Shrimad-gurum Nityamiaham Namami. I prostrate to that Guru Who is the bestower of the highest Bliss, Who is always gracious, Whose own nature is knowledge, Whose consciousness is olwoys absorbed in the Self, Who is the highest among theYogis and is worshipful. He is the physician for the disease of worldly existence.

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Mangalam Yogi-varyaya Mahaniya-gunAbdhaye, .-.a Ganga-tira-nivasaya Shiv6nandaya Mangalam. Auspiciousness be to the chief ofYogis, Who is an ocean of the greatest qualities, Who lives on the banks of the Ganges, To that Sivananda may there be auspiciousness.

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Selected Songs of Shri Swami Sivanandaji

Selected Songs of Shri Swami Sivanandaji

SERVE, LOVE, GrVE


(Song of Divine Life)

Hare REma Hare REma REma REma Hare Hare Hare Krighrla Hare Krighna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare.
Serue, love, give, purify, meditate, realise. Be good, do good, be kind, be compassionate. SevE, BhaKi, Dhydna, Dv5ra S5kshEtkdr PEvo; Bhale Bano, Bhala Karo, DaYalu Bano. Practise AhimsE (non-injury), Satyam (truthfulness) and

Brahmacharya (purity). This is the foundation of Yoga and Vedanta.


Practise Non-injury Truth and Purity.

This is the essence of religion and spirituality.


Enquire, 'Who am I?' Know thyself and be free. Enquire, 'Who am I?' Know thyself and be free' You are not this body, not this mind,

Immort:l Self you are. You are not this body, not this mind, Immortal Atman (Sel\, Radiant
Atman!

this and be free! This is your duty, foremost dutY. Therefore do it now, do not postpone. Lead the Divine Life.
Realise So says Gurudev.

Hare REma Hare Rdma REma REma Hare Hare Hare Krishla Hare

Krishp Krishna Krishna Hare Hare.

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SERENITY, REGUTARIW, ABSENCE OF VANITY


(Song of Eighteen

"Itiest

Serenity, Regularity, Absence of Vanity, Sincerity, Sim pl icity, Veracity, Equanimity, Fixity, Non-irritability, Adaptabi lity, H um il ity, Tenacity, Integrity, Nobility, Magnanimity, Charity, Generosity, Purity. Practice daily these eighteen "Ities',
You willsoon attain Immoftality.

Brahman (the Supreme) is the only real Entity. Mr. So-and-so is a false non-entity. You will abide in infinity and eternity.
You will behold unity in diversity. You cannot attain this in the University. By the grace of Guru you can attain immortalityl

Shri Ram Jay REm Jay Jay REm Om.


Snri Ram Jay REm Jay Jay Ram.

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IS THERE NOT A NOBLER MISSION?
(Song of Admonition)

Hare Rama Hare REma R6ma REma Hare Hare, Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare.

O my Jesus, O Lord Jesus, Hail Hail Jesus, O Father, Father! O my Mary O Virgin Mary Hail Hail Mary O Blessed Mothert O my Buddha, O Lord Buddha, Hail Hail Buddha, O Tathagatal O my Allah, O Lord Allah, Hail Hail AllEh, O Khuda, Khuda! o my SnaKi, o Adi ShaKi, Hait Hail Shakti, o Divine Mother!

Selected Songs of Shri Swami Sivanandaji

Is there not a nobler mission than eating, drinking and sleeping?

It is difficult to get a human birth; therefore try your best to realize


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in sensual Fie on that wretchl woe to that man who wastes all his life
pleasures.

Time sweeps away kings and barons'


Where Where Where Where
is Yudhishtira? Where is A6hoka? is VElmiki? Where is Shakespeare?

is Snlvaiiz Where is Napoleon? is Gandhiji? Where is linna?

what have you learnt, tell me frankly, from the two great Global wars? Have you got now real Vairagya? Do you practise Japa and
Meditation? Have you practised Japa and Meditation? Have you practised Brahma Vichar (inquiry into the nature of truth)?
gossiping? How can you expect real shanti if you waste your time in idle

In scandal, back-biting, in novels, newspapers, in fights and quarrels?


How can you expect real peace of mind if you waste your time In cards and smoking, in cinema and restaurants, in radio television? When your throat is choked at the time of death, Who will help you for your salvation?

Therefore, be up and doing in Yogic sEdhana (spiritual practice).


You will enjoY SuPreme Bliss.

BeupanddoinginBrahmaVichSr,youwillattainimmortality.
Hare Rdma Hare REma R6ma R6ma Hare Hare Hare Krishna Hare Krishrla Krishna Krighna Hare Hare'

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HE WHO DWELLS

IN THE HEARTS OF BHAKTAS

(Song of Salutation)

REma REma REma REma - REma REma REma REma.

Shri Rema Jaya Jaya REma - REma REma SrtE REma.


He who dwells in the hearts of Bhaktas (devotees), He who destroyed LankE REvana, He who ate the fruits of Shabari,

To Him

I give my salutations.

He who dwells in the Brind6van DhEma, He who destroyed the wicked Kamsa, He who ate the grains of Sud6ma, To Him I give my salutations. He who dwells in the Mount of
KailSsh,

He who is called Tripur5ri, He who drank the cup

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poison,
To Him

I give my salutations.

He who combined four parts

of nitrogen With one paft of oxygen


9ds, He who divided the seasons, To Him I give my salutations. He who dwells in Ananda
Ku[ir,

He who is SwEmi Sivenanda, He who is our beloved Gurudev, To Him I give my salutations.

Selected Songs of Shri Swami Sivanandaji

GET UP AT 4 A.M.
(Song of Instructions)

R6dhe Govinda Bhajo Rddhe Govinda Radhe Govinda Bhajo SttE Govinda.

Get Get Get Get Get

up at 4 a.m. up at 4 a.m. up at 4 a.m. up at 4 a.m. up at 4 a.m.

Brahma-muhUrta (fhe two hours before sunrise), )apo (recite) 'REm, REmi Do Brahma Vich6r (enquiry of Truth).

Enquire,'Who am I?'
Practise YogEbhyasa (practice of yoga).

Obserue Mauna (silence) daily for two hours, Fast on Ek5da6hi, take milk and fruit. Study daily one chapter of Gtt6. Do regular charity, one-tenth one's income. Rely on your own self, give up servants. Do Kirtan at night, have Satsanga (spiritual gatherings).
Speak the truth at all costs, preserve lfilrya (seminal energy),

Satyam Vada, Dharman Chara, obserue Brahmacharya. (Speak the truth, do good, obserue celibacy.) AhimsE Paramo Dharma (Harmlessness is the highest truth), love one and all. Never huft another's feelings, be kind to all. Contrcl anger by lGhamE (brgivens), develop Vi6hra Prem (dMne love),
Keep daily spiritual diary you will evolve quickly. Hare K;ighr1a, Hare REma, Rddhe Govinda.

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COME HERE MY DEAR


(Song of Krishna Kanhai)

Come Here My Dear Krishna KanhEI

Meii-ne Tere Liye Hridaya Andara Buitding BanEi. Come... Come here, my dear Krishna Kqnhat! (my Betoved). I have made a home for You in my heart.
Tere Liye Bahuta SErE KhEnE BanEI

Dudha Dahl Butter MiShrI SErE MangEI.


So many items offood

Come...

I have preparedforyou!

Milk, curd, butter and sweet sugar candy are also there.
Come Soon Come Soon Krishna Kanh6i Meifi-ne Tere Liye Hridaya Andara Buitding

BanEi.

Come...

Come soon, come soon! O Krishna Ksnhai!

I hqve made a home for You in my heart.


Tere Liye Roja Roja Amsu BahEi

Come To My House, Tujhe Arati DikheUi. Come... I have shed tears for You day after day. Come to my house! I shall worship You with waving lights.
Why Late, So Late,Karate Kanhai Meii-ne Tere Liye Hridaya Andara Building BanET. Come... Why areYou lste, so late, my Krishna? I have made a home for You in my heart.

Selected Songs of Shri Swami Sivanandaji

CHIDANAND CHIDANAND CHIDANANDA HUil


(Song of Chidananda)

ChidEnand Chid6nand ChidEnanda H0i Hara HEla Meh Alamasta Sach-chid-Enanda HUn. (1)

I am Knowledge-Bliss Absolute...! ln qll conditions, I em carefree Existence-Knowledge-Bliss Absolute! AjarEnand Amardnand Achalananda HUfi Hara HEla Mei Alamasta Sach-chid-Enanda HUfi. (2) I qm unchanging, immortal and motionless Bliss' In all conditions, I am carefree Existence-Knowledge-Bliss! Nirbhaya Aur Ni6hchinta Chid-ghan6nanda H0fi Kaivalya Kevala KUtastha Ananda Hufi. Nitya Shuddha Siddha Sach-chid-Enanda Huil (3) I am free from fear and worries, I am the Blissful Atman, The Absolute Oneness, the Kutasthq (the changeless Self), Bliss Absolute!
Eternally Pure and Perfect, Existence-Consciousness- Bliss Absolute !

Knowledge-Bliss Knowled ge-Bliss, Bl iss Absolute ! In all conditions I am Knowledge-Bliss Absolute! I am without old age, without death, without motion' In all conditions I am Knowledge-Bliss Absolute. (4)

I am without

fear, without

worry Bliss Absolute,

Existence Absolute, Knowledge Absolute,

Independent, unchanging, non-dual Atman, Immortal Atman, Advaita Atman. Eternal, pure, pedect, Knowledge-Bliss Absolute. (5)
ChidEnand ChidEnand . .
.

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Devotional Songs

GOD IS TRUTH
(Song of Govinda)

REma Krishna

GopEla Krishna God is Truth

Govinda, REdhe Krishna - Govinda - Govinda, Krishna Krishna - Govinda

- Govinda, God is Bliss - Govinda - Govinda, God is Knowledge - Govinda God is Love - Govinda, God is Light - Govinda
God is Peace

- Govinda, Control the senses - Govinda - Govinda, This is the teaching - Govinda Of all the Vedas - Govinda, Of all the scriptures Govinda Control the mind
Realise the Self

The goal of life

Never forget this

Through Through Through Shravana Manana (hearing, reflection)- Govinda Through Tapas Yoga (austerity, meditation) Govinda Through Mantra writing - Govinda Through Likhit Japa (mantra writing) - Govinda Through selfless service - Govinda Through Vivek, VichEr (discrimination, reflection) Govinda

- Govinda, Is God-realisation - Govinda - Govinda, Attain this - Govinda faith and devotion - Govinda meditation - Govinda

- Govinda, Speak the truth - Govinda Govinda, Through Ksham6 (forgiveness) - Govinda Observe Brahmacharya (puritl+ cetebacy) - Govinda Observe Mauna - Govinda
control anger

Practise Ahims6 (non-injury)

Serue, love, give Govinda, Serve the poor Govinda Serue the parents Govinda, Nurse the sick Govinda Do charity - Govinda, Be kind, be pure Govinda

Be good, do good Be courageous

- Govinda,

Be cheerful

Govinda

Govinda, Be tolerant

Govinda

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Be patient

- Govinda, Be forgiving - Govinda Be liberal - Govinda, Be moderate - Govinda In eating, drinking - Govinda In sexual matters - Govinda In everything - Govinda
Be regular

Govinda, Get up at 4 a.m.

Govinda

Brahmamuhnfta U-6 a.m.) - Govinda Enquire, "Who am I?" - Govinda


Do VichEra (inquiry into the nature of Truth) This is very imPortant - Govinda To attain success

Govinda

- Govinda
Govinda

Study daily - Govinda, 6rt5, Upanighads This will help you - Govinda To realise the Self - Govinda Do not smoke - Govinda, Do not drink Do not speak - Govinda, Vulgar words

Govinda Govinda

Do not take bribes - Govinda, This is bad - Govinda This is very bad - Govinda This is very very bad - Govinda It will spoil - Govinda, Your name, character - Govinda This will throw you - Govinda, In lower births - Govinda
To have a bad name

- Govinda Is more than death - Govinda It is very shameful - Govinda, It is disgraceful - Govinda It is ignominous - Govinda, It is heaven-closing - Govinda
Time is precious - Govinda, Do not waste a second - Govinda Utilise it - Govinda In Japa, Kiftan (chanting & singing the Names of Gdl - Govinda

In meditation

- Govinda

Govinda Govinda Govinda Govinda.

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I AM

NEITHER MIND NOR BODY


(Song of Advaita)

Bhajo Rddhe Krishna Bhajo Radhe Shyama, Bhajo S-ltE REma, Bhajo Siya Rama. So'ham, So'ham, So'ham, Shivo,ham
OM OM OM OM OM OM - OM OM OM OM OM OM.

Worship Radha and Krishna, worship Radha and Shyama (Krishna), Worship Sita and Ramq worship Siyo (Sita) and Rama. I am He, I am He, I am He, I om Shiva!
Om, Om, Om....

I am neither mind nor body! Immortal Self I aml I am witness of three states! Existence Absolute! I am witness of three states! Knowledge Absolute! I am witness of three statesl Bliss Absolute!
Bhajo Radhe Krishna... Nothing exists! Nothing belongs to me! I am not this body! This body is not mine! I am not this Prana (vital force)l This prEna is not mine! I am not this mind! This mind is not mine! I am not this Buddhi (intellect)t This Buddhi is not mine!

am THAT I AM!

I am THAT I AMI

So,ham So,ham ...

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IS RAM

EARTH, WATE& FIRE, AIR AND ETHER


(Song of the Immanence of Ram)

Shri Ram Jay REm Jay Jay Ram Om. Shri REm Jay REm Jay Jay REm. Earth, water, fire, air and ether is REm, In heaft, mind, PrEna and senses is REm,

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In the brain, blood, nerues and


muscles is Rdm,

In sentiment, thought, word and


action is Ram,
Snri Ram JaY Ram ...

Within is REm, without is Rdm, in

front is Rdm,
Above is REm, below is Ram, behind is REm, To the right is REm, to the left is Rdm, everywhere is REm,

Without is REm, within is REm, PUrnam (the Fullness) is Rdm.


Snri Ram JaY REm ...

Truth is Ram, wisdom is REm, bliss is Ram, Peace is REm, power is REm and light is REm, Love is REm, mercy is Rdm, beauty is Rdm, Bliss is REm, joy is R6m, purity is Ram'
Snri Ram Jay Ram ... Refuge, solace, path, Lord, witness is REm, Father, mother, friend, relative, guru is R6m, Support, source, centre, ideal, goal is REm, Creator, preservel destroyer, redeemer is REm' Snri Ram Jay REm ... The goal ultimate of one and all is REm, Attainable through faith, love, worship is REm, Accessible to devotion and surrender is REm,

Approachablebyprayer,Japa(repetitionofaholyName)andKlrtan (singing of Godb Name) is REm, Adorations to Ram, salutations to Rdm, prostrations to REm'
Snri Ram Jay Rdm ...

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Ashram Devotional Songs

APADBANDHAVA NARAYANA
(Song of Sadashirra Narayana)

Apad-bEndhava Nerayana, Anatha Ralghaka SadE6hiva, Dina-bandh u NdrEyana, Dina-nEtha SadESh iva. ( 1)
Naroyana (the Refuge of everyone)lyou are the Friend of the ofirictedr o sqdashiva (the Eternal shiva)! you are the protector ofthe herpless! O Narayana, You are the Friend ofthe poor!

O Sadashiva! You are the protector ofthe unfortunate! Patita PEvana NEr6yana, patitoddhEra Sad66hiva, Vaikup[ha VEsa NErEyana, KailEsa VEsa SadE6hiva. (2) Narayona! You are the Redeemer of the sinner! O Sadashiva!You qre the tJplifter of thefoilent O Narayana! You are the Dweller ofVaikuntha!
O Sadashiva!You are the Dweller

of Kailasa!

Garuda VEhana NErEyana, Nandi VEhana Sadd6hiva, Chakra-p5 n i NErEyana, TriShU la-p5r1i Sad66h iva. (3) Narayana! Whose vehicle is the eagle Garuda!

O Sadashiva! Whose vehicle is the bull Nandi! O Narayana!Who has a Chskrq (discus) in His hand! O Sadashivq!Who has the Trishula (trident) in His hand!
Pannaga Shayana NErEyana, pannaga BhEshana SadE6hiva,

Lakshmi Ramana NErEyana, pErvati Ramana SadE6hiva. (4)


Narayana! Whose bed is a snake! O Sqdashiva! Whose ornaments are snc.kes!

O Narayana! Whose Consorr is Goddess Lakshmi! O Sadashiva!Whose Consort is Goddess parvati!


AlankEra Priya N6rEyana, Abhisheka priya SadEShiva, HariOm HariOm NErEyana, Hara Om Hara O4r SadE6hiva. (5) Narayana! Who isfond of being adorned!
O Sadashivq!Who isfond of ceremoniat bathl O Narayana!You are Hari (the Destroyer of evil)l Hari Oml

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O Sadashiva!You are Hara (Who withdraws the universe)! Hara Om!


Comel Come, O Lord Narayapa! Give me Dar6han (vision of You), Sada5hiva! Save me, protect me, Narayana! Save me, protect me, Sada5hiva! (6)

Thy Name is a boat, NErayana, To cross this Samsdra (worldly existence), Sada6hiva. Thy Name is a weapon, N6rEyana, To cut this impure mind, SadaShiva.
Pahi Mam Raksha Mary NErayana,
PEhi MEm Raksha Mam SadSShiva. (7)

O Narayana! Protect me, protect me! O Sodashiva! Pyotect protect me!

me,

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TURN THE GAZE


(Song of Immotality)

Ram REm Ram REm, Jay Sita REm, Jay Jay R5dhe Shyam, Ram REm REm Ram, Jay Sita Ram, Jay Jay Radhe Snyam.

Glory to Ramq..., glory to Sita and Rama! Glory to Radha and Shyama (Krishna)!
Turn the gaze, withdraw the Indriyas, still the mind, sharpen the intellect. Chant OM with feeling, meditate on Atma (the Divine Selfl

Chant REm with feeling, meditate on $ta REm. Chant Shyam with feeling, meditate on R6dhe Sfryam. O Children of Light, will you drink not? Won't you drink not, The nectar of immoftality? REm Ram REm...

All Karmas are burnt now; you have become a livanmuKa! That blessed state Turffit-rrta, no words can describe! O Children of Light...

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The grass is green, the rose is red, and the sky is blue. But the Atman is colourless, formless and Guna-less too. O Children of Light... Life is shoft, time is fleeting, the world is full of miseries. Cut the knot of AvidyE (ignorance), drink the sweet Niruanic bliss. O Children of Light...

the Divine Glory all around! Then dive deep into the Divine Source, realise the infinite Blissl O Children of Light...
Do Asana, Kumbha( MudrE, awake the Kundalinl,

Feel the Divine Presence everywhere, see

Then take it to SahasrEra, through Chakras in the Sushumna. O Children of Light...

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BHA'O RADTIE KRISHNA


(Song of So'ham Shivo'ham)

Bhajo Radhe Krishna, Bhajo Radhe Shyema, Bhajo R6dhe Krishna, Bhajo Radhe Shyama, Bhajo S-lta REma, Bhajo Siya REma, Bhajo $rt6 REma, Bhajo Siya REma, Worship Radha qnd Krishnq... Worship Sita qnd Ramq,.. So'ham, So'ha11, So'ham, Shivo'ham, So'ham, So'ham, So'ham, Shivo'ham. Om Om Om Om Om, Om Om Om Om Om. I am He, I am He, I am He, I am Shiva...Om, Om, Om

...

I am fragrance in jasmine, all beauty in flowers, I am coolness in the ice, flavour in coffee, I am greenness in the leaves, the hue in the rainbow,

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am taste buds in the tongue,

I eat through all mouths,

So'ham, So'ham, So'ham, Shivo'ham, So'ham, So'ham, So'ham, Shivo'ham.

I I

am the Mind of all minds, Prana (life-force) of all PrEnas, am the Soul of all souls, Self of all selves, I am Atman (theuniversalselflin all beings, Apple of alleyes, I am Sun of all suns, I am Light of all lights. I am Om Om Om Om Om, Om Om Om Om Om O1n Om.

I am

Pranava (sacred monosyllable'Om) of Vedanta, Brahman (Supreme


U

Absolute) of

pa

nishads,

I am silence in forest, thunder in all clouds, I am velocity in electrons, I am motion in silence, I am effulgence in the sun, I'm waves in the radio,
So'ham, So'ham, So'ham, Shivo'ham, So'ham, So'ham, So'ham, Shivo'ham.

I am support of this world, Soul of this body, I am Ear of all ears, Eye of all eyes, I am time, space, Drik (the Perceiver), and the Controller, I am God of gods, Director of Gurus. Om Om Op ...
I I I I
am am am am
melody in music, in REga-rEgini (melodic structures in music), sound in ether, Snarci Qtower) in Virya (seminal energy). power in electricity, intelligence in the mind, brilliance in fire, penance in ascetics. Soham, Soha1n...
who know the Self),

I am the reason in philosophers, will in JffEnis (those I am Prem (love) in Bhaktas (devotees),
Sam6dhi (superconscious state) in Yogis. I am That I Am, I am That I Am, I am That I Am, I am That I Am. Bhajo R5dhe Krishna ...

SHLOKAS
Nitya-Shuddham Nirabhasam NirEkEram Nirafijanam, Nitya-bodhary Chid6nanda4 Gurum Brahma NamEmyaham. I prostrate to that Guru, Who is the eternally pure Brahman,
ever effulgent, formless, taintless and eternally awake as pure Consciousness and Bliss.

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Akha nda-mandalE
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ram Vyaptap Yena Cha racha ra m, Tat-padam Dar6hitam Yena Tasmai Shri-gurave Namah, Prosfrotions to that Worshipful Guru who has reveq.led that Reality which pervades the entire universe - the moveable and the
immoveable.

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Kayena VEcha Manasendriyairv5 Buddhy6tmana Va Prakriteh Svabhavat Karomi Yadyat Saka la m Pa rasmai Nd rEyan5yeti Samarpayam i. Whatever I do with my body, speech, mind and senses,' by my intellect or by natural disposition Narayana.

- all these I offer unto

the Supreme Lord

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N6ham Kafta Harih Kaft6 Tvat-pUj6 Karma-ch6khilam. Yadyat Ka rma- ka romiti Tat-tad-a kh la m Sha m bho Tava rad ha na m. I q.m not the doer, Shri Hari is the Doer; all the actions thqt I do are His worship. O Shambhu (Benevolent, Shiva)! All the actions I do areThy
i

adoration!

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Favol;:rite Songs

Shri'&rr mi Chidan*ndaji

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SABA HEIil SAMANA


Saint Nivritti Nath

Saba

Heii SamEna Saba Meifi Eka Prdna,

Taja Ke Abhimdna Hari Nama GEo' (1) beings! AII are one! The same Prana (Life-Force) enlivens all Give up your pride and sing the Name of the Lord! Hari NEma Gao DaYE APan6o, Apane Hridaya Meiil Hari Ko BasSo' (2)
Sing the Name of Lord Hari andbe compassionate! Then Lord HariwiII dwell inyour heart'

Hari NEma PYErE SabakE SahErS, Hari NEma Japa Ke Sukha Snanti Peo' (3) The Name of Lord Hari is so sweet, supporting all' Repeating His Name, obtainhappiness and peace'
Kahe

"Nivritti" Hari NEma BhaKi, Hari NEma ShaKi, Deve Mukti. (4) Nrvrirrisays:"RepeatingtheLord'sNameisthehighestdevotion' The Lord's Name isfilledwith the Shakti (divine power)
That
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stow s lib er atio n."

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ARUNACHALA SHIVA
Arun6chala Shiva Arun6chala Shiva Arundchala Shiva Arurldchala Shiva

Shiva

(the Auspicious One), O Arufiachala (the holy mountainwhere the mountain Lord Shiva manifested as a column of light and then as
sbides)...! itself, considered the heart of the world where the Lord ever

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EKA SARA NAMA


Saint Jfianadeva

Eka SEra Nama Hari Bhaja Hari

Hari Hare Teri Chinta

Eka SEra . . . Chqnt the Name of Lord Hari which is the real Essence. The Lord will remove all your worries.

SErI.

Ye Ndma Siddha Re REma Krishna Govinda Japa Ke Ananda pEyo Mana. Eka SEra . . ' Rq.ma-Krishna-Govinda, is the Nqme That hc.s been proven to bestow liberation. Attain Bliss by chanting the Name, O mind!

(1)

Pantha Aura SEre Chhora DUsare Re Krishna NEma Gare G6re py6re pyEre. (2) Eka Sara . . Give up all other paths. Sing! Sing the Name of Krishna with love, O my dear Jape JffEnadeva Hari Nama MalE Harasha Nirald paya peye. (3)

ones!

Eka SEra . .

Jfianadeva says: Through chanting the Lord's Name I have attained the stqte ofhighest bliss.

JIS HALA MEN


(Radha-ramana Kaho)

lis

HEla Mei, Jis De6ha Mefi, Jis Vesha Mefi Raho (1)

Radha-ramana, Radha-ramana, RadhE-ramana Kaho.

In whqtever state, in whichever place, in whichever form you are,


Chqnt, "Radhq-ramana,,(the Beloved of Radha, e.g. Krishna)t

Jis KEma Mei, Jis Dh5ma Mei, Jis Gailv Mei Raho (2) RadhE-ramana, RadhE-ramana, RadhE_ramana Kaho.

In whatever work, in whichever abode, in whichever village you are,


Chant...

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Jis Sanga Mefi, Jis Ranga Mei, Jis Dhanga Mefi Raho (3) Radha-ramar1a, Radh6-ramana, Radh6-ramana Kaho.

In whatev er compony, in whichever condition, in whatev er mentsl


state you are, Cho.nt... Jis Yoga

Mei, Jis Bhoga Mei, Jis Roga Mei Raho (4)

Radha-ramana, RadhS-ramana, Radhd-ramana Kaho. Whether you are immersed in Yoga (spiritual absortion in God), In Bhoga (earthly enjoyment) or in Roga (sickness and disease),
Chant...
Sar.nsara

Mei, Parivdra Meil, Vlavahara Mefi Raho (5)

Radha-ramana, Radh6-ramana, RadhS-ramana Kaho. Even if you qre immersed in the world, leading a family life and involved inworldly qctivities, Chant...

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ADI DIVYA JYOTI


AAi Oivya Jyoti Maha-k6lim6 Namah, Madhu Shumbha Mahisha Mardini
MahS-Shaktaye Namah. Salutations to the Primal Divine Light, the Great Mother Kali, The Sloyer of the demons Madhu, Shumbha snd Mahisha. Salutations to the great Shakti. BrahmE Vishnu Shiva SvarUpa Tvam Na AnyathE, CharEcharasya PElika Namo Namah SadE. Thou art none other than Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva (the three aspects of God); Thou art the Protector of all beings, the movqble and the immovable ones; I revere Thee forever.

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HARA HARA MAHADEVA SHAMBHO


Hara Hara MahEdeva Shambho, K55hi Vi6hvanatha Gange. o Hara (the one who withdraws the universe) Mahsda/a (the Great God) O Shambhu (the Benign), The Lord of the universe who dwells in

Kashiwith Ganga.
KEShI Vi6hvandtha Gange, Shiva Hara Ka6hi VishvanEtha Gange. The Lord of the universe who dwells in Kashi with Ganga, Shiva (the Auspicious One) Hara, the Lord of the universe Who dwells in Kashi with Ganga.

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YAMUNA TIRA VIHARI


Yamuna-tlra-vihEri, Vrind6vana-safi chari
Govardha na-g i rid h6ri, Gopd la-kri ghqa
M

urEri. ( 1)

Who sports on the banks of the river Yamuna, Who moves about in Brindavan, Who lifted up the Govardhanq Mountain,
He is Gopala (the Cowherd), Krishna Murari (the Enemy of the demon Mura).

Da6haratha-nandana REma REm, Da6hamukha Mardana REma Ram Pa5hupati-rafijana Rama REm, P6pa-vimochana REma Ram. (2)
Rqmo is the Son of Dasaratha; Ramo is the Destroyer of the ten-headed Ravqna; Roma is the Delight of Lord Shiva, RamaWho purges one of all sins.

Ayodhy5-vasi REma Namo, Gokula-v6si Kt:iShna Namo, Vaikurl[ha-vasi Vighnu Namo, lGilssa-vasi Shankara Namo. (3) Prostrofions Prostrctions Prosfrotions Prostrotions

to Rama, who dwells in Ayodhya. to Krishna, who dwells in Gokula. to Vishnu, who dwells inVaikuntha. to Shankara, who dwells in Kailasa.
.

YamunS-tlra-vihEri . .

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KESHAVA GOVINDA KRISHNA
Ke6hava Govinda K;i5hna, Sach-chid-ananda Krighna.
Keshava (the Lord with beautiful hair), Govinda (the Protector of the

cows), Krishna (Blue like the slcY), S at- Chit-Anand a ( Existence - Consc iousness-Bliss).

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PREMA MUDITA
Prema Mudita Mana se Kaho REma Rdma Ram Shri Rema R6ma REm, Shri Rema Rama REm Shri Rama REma Ram. chant the Nqme of 'shrt Rama'withyour heartfilledwith love and joy!
Papa Kate Duhkha Mite, Leta REma NEm, Bhava Samudra Sukhada NEva Eka REma NEm. Shri Rama.... Sins will be destroyed and sorrows dissolved by taking the Name of

(1)

Rama.

The Na.me of Rama is the boat that gives happiness birth and deqth.

in the

ocean

of

Parama Snanti Sukha Nidhana, Divya REma NEm, NirEdhEra Ko AdhEra, Eka REma Nem. Shri Rama.... The treqsure-house of supreme peace and happiness is the divine Name of Rama. Verily, the one supportfor the helples.s is fhe Name of Rama.

(2)

Parama Gopya Parama Ishta, Mantra REma NEm, Santa Hridaya Sada Basata, Eka R6ma NEm. Shri REma... The most secret andfavorite montra is the Name of Rama. The only Nqme that resides always in the heqrts of saints is ,Rama,.

(3)

Mahadeva Satata Japata, Divya REma NEm, Kashr-marata Mukti Karata, Kahata REma NEm. Thqt which gives liberation to those dying holy name'Rama'.

(4)

Shri

Rema...

The great Lord (Shiva) always repeats the divine Name,Rama,.

in

Kashi (varanasi)

is the

M6ta-pitE Bandhu SakhE, Saba HI REma Nam, Bhakta Janana Jivana Dhana, Eka REma NEm.

Shri Rama.... Verily, the Name of Rama is everything! It is Mother, father, brother,

(5)

friend!
The life-wealth of the devotees is the one Name, Rama.

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Lord, Thou art the love with which I love Thee'

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PARHO POTHI MEil RAMA


(Song of Rama)

Parho Pothl Mefi REma, Dekho Kalam Mefi REma, Likho Takhti Mei R6ma, Hare REma REma REm.
REma REma REma...

in yout pen; Write Rama onyourwriting board. Hqre Rama Rama Rama. Rq.ma Rq.ms Rsmq... Piyo"Coffee"Mei R6ma, JTmofi KhEne Mei REma
Bolo Gh0mne Mefi REma, Hare REma Rdma REm. (1)
REma REma REma...

Read Rqmq in your book; see Rama

Drink Rama inyour coffee; eqt Ramq inyourfood;


Chsnt Rama while walking.

Hare Rama Rama Ramq. Rama

Rq.ma Rama...

Dekho Aittroi Se REma, Suno K6noi Se REma Bolo Jihva Se REma, Hare REma REma REm. (2) REma Rama REma...
See Rqmq with your eyes; hear Rama with your ears;

Chant Rama with your tongue

Hqre Rama Rama Ramq. Rama Rama


Bolo JEgrat
PEo Supti

Rama...

Mei Rama, Dekho Svapna Meh REma, Mei REma, Hare REma R6ma R6m. (3)

REma REma REma...

Chqnt Rama inwaking; see Rama in dream; Find Rsmq in deep sleep.

Hqre Rama Rama Ram. Ramq Ramq


BElEvasthE

Rama...

Mei REma, yuvEvasthE Mefi REma,

Vriddhavastha Mei REma, Hare REma REma REm. (4)


Rama Rama Rama...

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See Rama

in your childhood;

see Rama

in your youth;

See Rqma in your old age.

Hqre Rama Rama Ram. Rama Rama Rams...


Jite Jite Hi REma Kaho, Mafte Mafte REma Kaho, Sarua-kala REma Kaho, Rama Rama REm. (5)

Rama Rama Rdma... Chant Ramawhile living; chant Ramswhile dying;

Chant Rama always.

Rama Rama Ramq...

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IAGA LE PREMA ISHVARA SE


Laga Le Prema I6hvara Se, Agara TU Mokha Chdht6 Hei.
O! Direct all your love towards God

Agara...

Ifyou are desirous of liberation. Ifyou are...


RachE Usne Jagat SErE, Kare Vo PElana Sabaki

Vahi Malika Hei DuniyE Ka, Pita Mate Vidheta Hei. (1)
He creqted the whole world, He protects all beings. He alone is the Lord of the (Jniverse,
Father, Mother and Director

Agara...

of our destiny also.

If you
NahTh Vo

are...

Afa6na Ke Upar,

Nahifi Vo P6tala Ke Andar, SadE Vo PEsa Hei Tere,

Kahai Dh0idhata Ko JatE Hei. (2)


Neither in heqvens qbove,
Nor deep in nether worlds, But by thy side is He, ever present;

Agara...

Why wander in vsin seqrch?

Ifyou

are...

Karo Japa Nema Tapa Bhari, Raho JE Kar SadE Vana Mefi BinE Sadguru K[ Sangata Se,

Nahli Vo Dil Mefi BhEtE Hei. (3) Do intense Japa of His Name, Withdraw to the forest forever. Without the company of the true Guru,

Agara...

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He is not revealed in the heart.

If you are...
Pare Jo Sharana Mei UskI, Chhora Duniya Ke Lalacha Ko

Vo BrahmEnanda Ni6hchaya Hi,

Parama-sukha Dhama PEIE Hai.

(4)

Agara...

Whosoever takes refuge in Him, Rejecting the illusive attractions of the world,

Certainly will qttain the profound bliss of Brahman, And rejoice in the highest happiness - the abode of the Supreme!

Ifyou

are...

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ADI BIJA EKALE


Saint Tukaram

Adi
B-rja

ala rkate
Ankurale Ropa VEdhale.

In the beginning there was only one seed; The seed sprouted s.nd took a differentform.
Eka BIjEpo$Taru Koti Koti Janma Gheti Sumanen Phalei KotiJanma Gheti Sumanen Phalefi Adi... In the womb of one seed, there are millions of trees, The flowers andfruits take millions of births, Theflowers andfruits take millions of births. In the beginning...

(1)

Vy6puni Jagat6 TUhi AnantE Bahuvidhar0pE Ghesi Ghesi


Pari Anti Brahma Ekale

Ghesi ParI AntI Brahma Ekale

(2)

AAi...

Infinite God!You pervade the whole world assuming various forms. But in the end., there is only one Brahman.

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UTHO JAGA MUSAPHIR Utho JEga Musaphir Bhora Bhai Ab Raina KahEfi Jo Sovata Hei Jo Sovata Hei So Khovata Hei Jo JEgata Hei So P6vata Hei (1) O trqveler! Wake up! The night is gone. Why are you still sleeping? Hewho sleeps loses;
He who keeps awake gains.

Tuta Niida Se AkhiySfi Khola JarE


Aur Apane Prabhu Se DhyEna Laga Yaha Prita Karana Ki RTta Nahih Prabhu Jagata Hei T0 Sovata Hei (2) Openyour eyes a littlefrom slumber And meditate on the Lord. This is not the way to show your love, The Lord is qwake and you are sleeping. Jo Kal Karna So Aj Kar Le Jo Aj Karn5 So Ab Kar Le Jab Chiriyan Ne Kheta Chuga Liya Taba Pachhat6ye Kya Hovata Hei (3)
Whatever you have to do tomoruow, do it today. Whatever you have to do today, do it now.

After the birds have eaten away all the Whqt is the point in regretting?
NEdEna Bhugata Karni ApanT

seeds sown,

Ai PEpi Pdp Mefi Chaina Kahafi Jab PEp Ki Ga[hri Shi6ha onari
Phir Shi6ha Pakara Kyofi Rovata Hei (4)
O

fool! You have to pay for all your

deeds.

O sinner! Where do you find peace after sinning?

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When you corry a bundle o/sins on your head,

Why doyouholdyour head and cry?

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MATA PITA BANDHU


Saint Nivritti

Mata Pita Bandhu Tumhifi Ho Hamare llvan Sahare Krishna Py6re Krishna Py5re. (1) You are our Mother, Father and Relqtive, O dear Krishna, beloved Krishna, You are the Support of our Life' Sukha Duhkha Donofi Hamefi Eka Sa Hei Sharana Meh Aye Bhakta TumhEre Bhakta Tumhare. (2) Both pain and pleasure are slike to us; Your devotees have come to take rcfuge atYour feet. Man Mefi Hei Krighna Tan Mefi Hei Krishna Bhuvana Gagana Meifi Krishna Krishna Krishna Kt:iShna (3) O Krishnq! You are present in the mind and in the body; You are present in every speck ofthe earth and sl<y.

Nivritti Ke Man Ki Khule Hei Kivdrefi

Usmei BasE Hei Nanda-duldre Nanda-dulare. (4) The doors ofmy heart are oPen, and in it dwells the darling of Nanda, the apple of the eye of Nanda, scys Mvritti.

SALUTATIONS TO LORD GANESIIA who is Brahman Himself, who is the Supreme Lord, who is the energy of Lord
Shiva, who is the source of all bliss, andwho is the bestower of all virtuous qualities and success in all undertakings. Lord Ganesha is the elephant-headed God. He is the Lord

of power q.nd wisdom. He is the eldest son of Lord Shiva and the elder brother of Lord Subrahmarrya. He isworshippedfirst in any pruyers. Without the Grace of Shri Ganesha qnd His help nothing whatsoever can be achieved. He is the Lordwho removes all obstacles on the path of the spiritual aspirant

ond bestows upon him worldly as well as spiritual success. He is the Lord of harmony and peace. His elephant head is significant in thqt it is the only figure in nq.ture that hss the

form of

symbolfor Om. Glory to Lord Ganesha! Moy the blessings of Shri Ganesha be upon us all!
the

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Ashram Devotional Songs

SHLOKAS Om Shri Gane6hEya Namah Om! Prostrarions fo Lord Ganesha.


GanEnEm TvE Ganapatigm HavEmahe Kavim KavTnEm-upama6hra-vastamam.

JyeShtha-rajam Brahmanam Brahmanaspata A ruan Shrinvan-nOtibhis-sida SEdanam.


May we worship Ganapati, the protector of Noble people, The best Poet, the Most Honourable,

of all knowledge. O Ganapati, please listen to us and take your seat in our heqrt.
Orn Shri Mahdganapate Namah

The Greqtest Ruler and the treasure

Om! Prostrations to Revered Gqnesha.

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Va kra -tu nd a - m a hE

r,-

-kEya,

Surya-koti Sama-prabha. Nirvighnam Kur0me Deva, Sarva-kErye6hu Saruada. O Lord Ganeshq with curved trunk qnd mighty body, Wo has the magnificence of a million suns, I pray to you, O Lord, to remove the obstacles
From all the actions

I intend to perform anytime!

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Shuklambara-dharam Vishnum, Sha6hi-varnam Chaturbhujam. Prasanna-vadanam Dhyayet,
Sarva-vig
h

{*-

nopa-Shantaye.

O Lord Ganesha, clothed inwhite and pervading all the universe, Shining radiantly like the ivory rays of the full moon,

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Withfour mighty limbs

and a charming' happy foce' meditate onYou thus, Lord, that qll obstacles may be removed'

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GajEnanam bhUta-gan6di-sevitam, Ka pittha-jam bU-pha la-chEru-bhakshanam, Um6-sutaryr Shoka-vina6ha-kErakam,


NamEmi Vighne6hvara-p6da-pankajam' of Lord The Lord Who is served by various creatures' the attendants
Shiva and the like,

Who
Who

(rose-apple)' enioys nice fruits like Kapittha (wood-apple) and Jambu our sorrolv' is the son of Goddess Uma (Palati) andWho takes away

prostrate

to

the lotus-feet

of Ganeshq'

the Lord Who removes

all

obstacles.

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JAYA GANESHA KIRTAN

,t

experience and teaching of the Hindu rerigion. There is no other rerigion that ffirms that the one, non-dual universar spirit has arso manifested
deities. Lord Narayana, Lord shiva and the cosmrc power (shakti) htown as the Divine Mother are but afew of Its revered manifestations.

teachings of the hoty rand of India, Lthe one trqnscendental cosmic Spirit Divine, the lJniversql Soul, hqs manifested ltself in infinite names andforms. fts mosf sup eriorform, however, is lts manifestation as the personar God. This is the unique itserf in theform ofvarious

y'clordins to the ancient wisdom

Itwqs Gurudev shri Swami sivanandaji's invariabre custom to commence all functions with the fonowing invocatory Kirtan that expresses worshipful homage to many divine monifestations of the one Supreme Reality.
Jaya Gaqe6ha Jaya Gane5ha Jaya Gane5ha pEhi Mam. Shri Gane6ha Shri Garle5ha Strricapsha Raksha MEm.

Glory to Lord Ganesha! May He protect me! o Revered Ganesha, save me (from all problems, dfficulties, sorrolys and distress)!
Sha rava nabhava Sharava na bhava Sha ravana bhava pah

KErttikeya Karttikeya K6rftikeya Raksha MEm.


Jaya SarasvatiJaya Sarasvati Jaya Sarasvati p5hi MEm.

ME

m.

shrl sarasvati Shri sarasvati shrisarasvati Raksha Mam.


Jagad-guru pararl Guru Sat-guru Shyama. Om Aai Guru Advaita Guru Ananda Guru Om. Chid Guru Chid-ghana Guru Chin-maya Guru Om. Hare REma Hare REma REma REma Hare Hare. Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare. Namah Snivaya Namah Shivaya Namah Shivaya Om. Namah Snivaya Namah Snivaya Namah Shivaya Om.
Jaya Guru Shiva Guru Hari Guru REma.

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Om Namo NErayarlSya Om Namo NEr6yatlEya. Om Namo Nar6yan6ya Oq Namo NarEyanaya. Om Namo Bhagavate V5sudevaYa. Om Namo Bhagavate V6sudevEYa. Afijaneya Afiianeya Afiianeya Pahi Mam. Hanumanta Hanumanta Hanumanta Raksha Mam.

Datt6treya Datt6treya Dattdtreya PEhi MEm' Dattaguru Dattaguru Dattaguru Rakgha MEm.
Shankar6chErya ShankarachSrya Shankarachdrya PEhi MEm. Bhagavat-pada Bhagavat-pEda Bhagavat-pdda Rak5ha MEm. Sadgurudeva Sadgurudeva Sadgurudeva Pahi Mam' Shivenanda Shivenanda Shivenanda Raksha Mam. Sadgurudeva Sadgurudeva Sadgurudeva PEhi MEm. Chiddnanda ChidEnanda Chid6nanda Raksha MEm.
GangErEni GangarEni Gangar6ni Pahi Mam. BhEgirathi Bhdgirathi BhEglrathi Rakgha MEm'

om Snarciop Snarcior-n Snami PEhi MEm.


Brahma-ShaKi ViShnu-5haKi Shiva-Shakti Raksha Mam.

om Adi-Shakti Maha-Shakti Para-Shakti P6hi M6m. IchchhE-Shakti KriyE-Sha Ki J ff Ena-Shakti Raksha Ma m'
REja-rEjeShva ri REja-raje6hvari R6ja-rdje6hvari
PE

hi MEm.

Tripura Sundari Tripura Sundari Tripura Sundarl Raksha MEm.


Om Tat Sat Om Tat Sat Om Tat Sat Om.

om Shanti om Snantiom Shantiom.

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SHRI GANESHJI KI ARATI

Jay GaneSha Jay Gane6ha Jay Gane6ha Deva. Mata iakl PEruati PltE Mah5deva. Glory to Ganesh! Glory to Ganesh! Glory to Ganesh! His mother is Goddess Parvq.ti and Hisfather is Lord Shiva!
Eka Danta DayEvanta, Chara BhujE Dhari, MEthe Par Tilaka Sohe, Muse KI SavErI. (1) Jaya Gane5ha... He is the compassionate Lordwho has one tusk andfour arms. He applies a vermilion mark on His forehead qnd rides on a mouse. Glory to Ganesh...
PEna Charhe Phul Charhe, Aur Charhe MevE. Ladduan Ko Bhoga Lage, Santa Kare SevE. Jaya Gane5ha... Betal leaf, flowers qnd sweets in abundance are offered to Him. Huge offerings of laddhus (round sweets) are presented and saints serve Him. Glory to Ganesh...

(2)

Andhan Ko Ailkh Deta, Korhin Ko K6ya. BEnjhan Ko Putra Deta, Nirdhan Ko MEyE. Jaya Gane5ha... He makes the blind to see and gives a sound body to the leper. He blesses the childless with child and gives wealth to the poor. Glory to Ganesh...

(3)

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GAIYE GANAPATI JAGAVANDANA


Saint Tulsidas

1.

GEiye GanaPati Jaga-vandana

Shankara-suvana BhavEnI-nandana.
Sing praises

to GqneshWho

is qdored by all the world'

Who is the son of Lord Shiva and the darling of ParttatL

2.

Siddhi-sadana Gaja-vadana Vinayaka KripE-sindhu Sundara Saba-dayaka.


Abode

of Divine powers, Elephant-heqded,

Ocean of mercy, Graceful and All-bestowing!

3.

Modaka-priya Muda-mangala-datE Vidya-vEridhi Buddhi-vidh6ta.


Enioyer

of modaks (laddoos, a sweet), Bestower of auspiciousness, infinite wisdom and intelligence!

4, MEngata

Tulasidasa Kara Jore Basahifi REma-siYa MEnasa More'

Withfolded hands, Tulasidas PraYs That Rams and Sita may always reside in his heart'

SALUTATIONS
Reality. He

a second, beginningless, causeless, ta.intless, self-existent, ever free, ever pure. He is not limited by time or space. He is infinite bliss and infinite consciousness.
one without

TO LORD SHIVA who is the Supreme is eternal, formless, independent, omnipresent,

Lord Shivq is Love itsetf. His grace is infinite. He is the saviour qnd Guru. He is engaged in freeing the souls from the thraldom of motter. He assumes the form of a Guru out of intense love for mankind. He wqtches the activities of the individual souls and helps them in their onwqrd march.
Lord Shiva is qn embodiment of renunciation, mercy, love and wisdom. A little love a.nd devotion, a little chanting

- Om Nc,mq.h Shivaya _ is quite suficient to infuse detight in Lord Shiva. He is the universal Self, He is the true Self of all beings and creqtures. Behotd Him in q.ll names and forms. He wiil bless you with His vision. May His blessings be upon all of us!

His Pafichakshqra Mantra

of

N{ondery

Dedicsted ta Lord Shiva

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Om Namah ShivaYa {)m! Prostrsfions ro /-orui Sfiiva.

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SHLOKAS
Vande Shambhum-uma-patjm
Su ra-g

urum Vande Jagat-k5rana m,

Vande Pannaga-bhushanam Mriga-dharam Vande pash0nEm patim.


Vande SUrya-Sha6hEnka-lahni-na)ranam Vande Mukunda-pr[am, Vande Bhakta-janEshrayap cha varadam Vande Shivam Shankaram. I bow down to Shambhu (the Benevolent One), the Lord of Uma, Who is the Guru of the gods. I bow down to the Cause of the universe. I bow down to Him who has serpents os His ornsments, who hords a deer skin in one hand (representing that the restless mind has been

brought under control by the practice ofyoga). I bow down to the Lord of Pashus (lit. animals, unenrightened tiving beings). I bow down
to Him Who has three eyes made of the Sun, Moon and Fire. I bow down to Him who is dear to vishnu and to whom vishnu is deqr. I
qlso bow down to Him

who is the support of d.evotees and bestower of

boons. I bow down to Lord Shiva Shankara.

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Ka ra-chara na-kritam V6k-kayaja m Ka rmaja m Va, Shravana-nayanaja4 V6 MEnasam VEparadham. Vihitam-avihitam Va Saruam-etat Kshamasva,

Jaya Jaya KarunEbdhe Strri lVafraOeva Shambho. Whatever offences I hqve committed with the hand.s and feet, or with speech or body, or in deeds, with ears, eyes or with the mind,

knowingly or unknowingly, pleaseforgive ail these, o shri Mqhadevq! O Shambhu! O ocean of compassion! Glory, glory toyou!

,rt -.rL { r_
ram Ka runEvatE ra 4r, Sams6ra-sEram Bhujagendra-hEram. SadE Vasantam HridayEravinde,
Ka rpU

ra-ga

Bhavar.n BhavEni,-sahitam NamEmi.

I bow down to Bhava (Shiva) Who is accompanied by Bhavani (Parvati). Shining with awhite radiance like camphor, He is an

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45

incarnation of compassion and the essence of the world' He has garlands of serpents and. ever dwells in the lotus-hearts of all'

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Or.n Tryam ba ka
U

m Yaj6ma he Suga ndhi m Pushtivardhana m,

rv6ruka m-iva Ba nd ha nEn-m rityor-m u kShiya Ma'mritat' and We worship the three-eyed One (Lord Shiva) Who is fragrant death for Who nourishes all beings; may He liberate me from

of Immortality, even as the cucumber is severed from its bondage (to the creePer).
the sake

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Asita-giri-samam Syat Kajjalam Sindhu-patre, Sura-taruvara-Sh5kha Lekhani Patramurvi' Likhati Yadi Gr:ihiWd Sharada Sarva-k6lam, TadapiTava Gulanam-i5ha Parap Na Yati'
O Lord,

if

the black mountdin be

ink the ocean

the inkpot' the branch

of

leaf' and if Sharada the stout wish-fulfilting tree a pen, the earth the writing (Sarawati), the Goddess of Learning Herself takes these andwritesfor
eternity,

qen then the extent ofYour virtues


,-a \t

can never be expressed!

je

pa ra h, m Anta r-jyoti r-ba h i r-jyoti h Pratya k-jyoti h Pa retSh ivo'smy-a ha m' Jyoti r-jyoti l.r, Svaya m lyoti r-Etma-jyoti Atma-jyotir-ma no-jyotir-jyoti6h-chaGhus-sa Pa6hyati
O

Sa

BE hyE

bhya nta ra-jyoti h Taj-jyoti [r Sh iva m - uchyate'

Om!TheinnerLight,theouterLight,theomnipresentLight'theLight Light' that supreme, The Light of lights, Self-luminous Light, Atmic (the Auspicious One) I am' Light of the Self' Light of the mind'
Shiva

Light which sees through the

eyes

of all, That Light is within and

without; that Light is called Shiva (the Auspicious One)'

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SHIVA PANCHAKSHARA STOTMM


Shri Shankaracharya

NEgendra-hE rEya Tri-lochan5ya hasmE n ga-ra geya Ma he6hva 16ya,

Nity6ya SnuaOnaya DigambarEya Tasmai NakErEya Namah Shivaya. (1) salutations to Shiva, wo wears the king of snakes as garrand, a the three-eyed God, Whose body is smeared with ashes, the great Lord, the eternql and pure One, Who has the quq.rters (north, south, eest,
west) as his garment and Who is represented by the ,,Na,! syllable

MandEkini Salila Chandana CharchitEya Nandl6hvara pramatha-nEtha Mahe6hvarEya, Mand6ra-mukhya Bahu-pushpa Supujitaya Tasmai MakEramahitEya Namah Shivaya. (2)

I bow to Shiva, Who

is worshipped.

worshipedwith Mandarq (hibiscus)

(Mandakini) and decorated with sandarwood. paste, the Lord of Nandi, the Lord of the host of goblins and ghosts, the great Lord, Who is

with wqter from

the

Ganga

and. marry other kinds offrowers, qnd Who is represented by the greatness of the syltabl" ,,t ti,:-

Shivaya Gauri VadanEbjabrinda

lEtyeya Dakhadhvara Na6hakEya,


ShrI NTla-kanthEya Vrisha-dhvajEya

TasmaiShiHraya Namah Shivaya. (3)


Salutations to Shiva, Wo is all-auspiciousness, Who rs fhe sun cquses the lotusface of Gauri (parvati) to blossom, Who is the destroyer of the sacrifice of Daksha, whose throat

that

(Nilakantha), whosefrag bears

the embrem

represented by the sylloble "Shi'!

is brue of the burt and who is

Vasishtha Kumbhod-bhava GautamErya Munlndra Devarchita Shekharaya,


Chandrd rka-vai6hvE nara LochanEya Tasmai VakErEya Namah ShivEya. (4)

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He Who is worshipped by Vasishtha, Agastya, Gqutama and other venerable sages and gods, He Whose three eyes are the moon, the sun and the fire, I bow to that Shiva, Who is represented by the syllable "Va'!
Ya

ksha-sva ru p5ya Jat6d ha rEya

Pinaka-hast6ya Sanetanaya Divy6ya DevEya Digambaraya Tasmai Yakaraya Namah ShivEya. (5) Salutations to Shiva, Who is the embodiment of sacrifice, Who has matted hair, Who bears the Pinakq bow in His hand., the eternal Lord, the brilliant God, Who is Digambara (having space as a garment),
and Who is represented by the syllable "Ya'!

Phalashruti:
Pafr cha

kshara m -ida m Pu nyam Yah Pa[het-shiva-sa

nid ha u.

Shiva-lokam-avapnoti Shivena Saha Modate. The effect of this Stotrq (hymn): Anyonewho recites this sacredfive-syllable mantro (Namah Shivaya), in the presence of a Shiva-linga, attains the abode of Shiva and rejoices therewith Him.

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SHIVA MANASA PUJA


Shri Shankaracharya

Or.n Strri Gane6hEya Namah

Ratnaih Kalpitam-Esanam Hima-jalaih SnEnam Cha Divy6mbaram, NEnEratna-vibhUshitam Mriga-madE-mod6nkitam Chandanam. J6tl,-champa ka-bilva-patra-rach itam Push pa4 Cha Dh E pam TathE Dipaq Deva DayEnidhe Pa6hupate Hrit-kalpitam Grihyatdm. (1) O Lord, Thou ocean of mercy, do accept these offerings conceived in my mind such as a sest made of precious stones, a bath in delightfu$y cool water, a splendid apparel bedecked with various gems, sandalpaste perfumedwith musk, the jasmine and the champakaflowers arranged upon bilva leaves, incense as well as light - O Lord of all
beings and creatures.

Sauvarne Manikhanda-ratna-rachite Patre Ghritam PEnakam, Bha kshya p Paff chavidhaq Payo-dadhiyutam Rambhd-phalam PEyasa m.
Snahnam-ayutam Jalam Ruchil<aram lGrpura-khandojjwlam,
TambUlam Manas6 MayE Virachitam BhaktyE Prabho SvTkuru. (2) Clarified butter, sweet pqyasam (rice pudding), the five kind of dishes, a drink made of Jaggery fruit, vegetables of innumerable varieties, tasteful water qnd betal scented with camphor - all thesefood offerings placed
in golden vessels which are set with the nine precious jewels have

conceived in my mind out of love and. devotion; do accept them, O Lord. Chhatra m ChE marayoryuga m Wajana ka m ChEda r6ha ka m N irmala m, VinE Bheri-m rida nga-kE ha la-kalE-gitarn Cha N ;ityap TathE. S6shtEnga m Pranati h Stutir-bah u-vidhE Hyetat-samasta m MayE,

Sankalpena Samarpitam Tava Vibho PEjEp GrihEna Prabho. (3) The chhatra (canopy), a couple of chamaras (yak-tail whisks) for fanning, qnd a stainless mirror,' the music of the lute, the kettledrum, the mridanga and the horn; singing together with dancing; obeisqnce
by the prostration of the eight limbs of the body; ycrious hymns and

prayers

- qll these, O

Supreme Ruler, I duly offer to Thee mentally; do

accept myworship, O Almighty Lord.

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Atme Tvarl Girij5 Matih SahacharEh PrEpE[ Shariram Griham,


PujE Te Vishayopa-bhoga-rachana NidrE Samadhi-sthitih. Safich6rah Padayoh Pradakshina-vidhih StotrEni SaruE Giro, Yadyat-ka rma
Ka

rom i Tattad-a kh i la m Sham bho TavE radhana

m. (4)

Thou art the Atman (the impersonal Self of all beings), nry intellect is Girija (Daughter of Himaloya and the consort of LordSiva); nry
Pranas qre TIly attendqnts; (this) body is Thy temple; ministering to the enjoyment of the objects of the senses is (my)worship toThee; (my) sleep is Samqdhi; all (my) moving about onfoot is the act of performing the rite

of circumambulation (walking round the deity); aU thewords (spoken) are lrymns to Thee - whatever work I do is Tlry worship, O Shambho. ra-charana-krita m VE k-kayaja m Ka rmajam V5, Shravana-nayanajam VE MEnasam VEparEdham. Vihitam-avihitam Va Saruametat-kshamasva, Jaya Jaya KarunEbdhe Shri tUanadeva Shambho. (5) Sins committed in action by the hands and feet, or by speech, or by the body, or by the ears and eyes, or by the mind - forgive all these sins whether of commission or omissio n. Glory be unto Thee, Thou ocean of mercy! Glory be unto Thee, O Mahadevs (God of gods)! O Shambho (Giver of happiness)!
Ka

Iti Shri-shiva-manasa-pUjE SamEptE.


Thus
end.s

the Shiva Manasa Puja composed by Shri Shankaracharya.

-r 'rl rSAMBA SADASHIVA


S6mba SadE6hiva SEmba SadE6hiva,
SEmba SadS6hiva S5mba SadE6hiva Om.

(Glory to) Sadashiva (the Ever-Auspicious One) Who is accompanied by Amba, the Divine Mother! Om!

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RUDRASHTAKAM
Saint Tulsidas

Namami6ham-i6hEna Nirv6na-rUpam, Vibhum Vy6pakam Brahma-veda-svarEpam. Ajam Nirgunam Niruikalpam NirTham, ChidEkEram-Ek55ha-vasaln Bhaje'ham. ( 1) I adore You, the Lord and the Ruler of the whole universe, Eternal Bliss person ifed, the omnipresent and all-pervading Brahman,
Manifest in theform of theVedas. I worship Lord Shiva, Shining in His own glory, devoid of all attributes, undffirentiated,
desireles s, all-p ervading Consciousness.

NirakEram-omkEra-mulap Tunya4,
Girajfr ana-gotitam-i6ham Giri6ham.

Kar6lam Mahak6la-kalam Kripalum, GurlSgara-samsara-param Nato'ham. (2) I bow to the Supreme Lord, Who is formless, the source of Omkara,
the Turiya (beyond speech, understanding and sense-perception). Ruler of (Mount) Kailasa, devourer even of Time, terrible yet gracious, Abode of virtues and supra-cosmic.

Tushdr6dri-sank65ha-gauram Gabhiram,
Ma

no-bh Ota-ko[i- pra bhdsvach-chha rira m.

Sphuran-mauli-kallolini-charu-ganga, Lasat-ph6la-balendu-kan[he-bhujangam.

(3)

I adore Him, Who rs possess ed of a form white as the snow-clad Himalayas, Who is radiant with the beauty of myriad Cupids, Whose head sparkles with the lovely stream of the Ganges.

Whoseforehead is adorned by the crescent moon and neck coiled


round by a serpent.

Chalat-kundalam Shubhra-netram ViShElam, Prasann6nanam Nllakanthap Daydlum. Mrig6dhi6ha-charmambaram Munda-malam, Priyam Shankara1n Sarva-nathaln Bhajdmi. (4)

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I adore the all-merciful Shankara, Who has swaying rings hanging from His earlobes, Who is possessed. of beautiful eyebrows and large eyes, Who has a cheerful countenqnce snd a blue mark on His throat snd Who has a lion-skin wrapped round His waist and a garland of skulls round His neck.
Prachandam Prakrishtam Pragalbham Pare6ham, Akhan{ar.n Bhaje BhEnu-koti-prakaSham. TrayishUla-nirmUlanam ShUla-panim, Bhaje'ham Bhavani-patim BhEva-gamyam. (5) I take refuge in Bhavani's Lord, the Supreme God, Terrible, exalted, intrepid, indivisible, unborn, invested with the glory
of myriad suns,

Who roots out the threefold sufferings, holds q trident in His hand, And Who is qccessible only through love.
KalEtita-kalyana-kal panta-kEri, Sada Saj-janEnanda-ddtE PurErih.

ChidEnanda-sandoha-mohapahari, Prasida Prasida Prabho ManmathErih. (6) Beyond partition, ever blessed, bringing about universql destruction qt the end ofeach round ofcreation, Source ofperpetual delight to the virtuous, Slayer of the demonTripuras, Consciousne ss and Bliss personified, Dispeller of delusion, be

propitious!
Be propitious, my Lord, Enemy of Cupid! Na YEvad-um6-nEtha-p6daravindam

Bhajantiha Loke Pare Vd NarEnEm. Na Tdvat-sukham Shanti-santapa-n55ham Prasida Prabho Sarua-bhUtEdhivEsa. (7) As long as men do notworship the lotus-feet of Uma's Lord, There will be no happiness nor peace nor cessation of suffering
them,

for

Either in thrs world or the next. Therefore be propitious my Lord, Dwelling asYou do in the heart of all living beings.

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Na JEnEmi Yogap Japam Naiva PUjEm Nato'ha1n SadE SarvadE Deva Tubhyam.
Ja rE-jan ma-d
u

hkhaugha-t5ta pya mE nal.n

Prabho Pehi Shapan-namEmi-i6ha-Shambho. (8) I know notYoga, nor Japa, nor rituals. I simply bow toYou at all times, at every moment, O Shsmbho! Pray, protect me, my Lord, miserqble and afflicted as I am by a multitude of suffering, Governed by birth, (disease), old age (and death), O Lord Shambho! Phalashruti:
Rudr6shtakam-idar-n Proktam Viprepa-hara-tuShtaye. Ye Pa[hanti Nard-bhakty6 TeShEm Shambhuf Prasidati.

This hymn of eight verses was recited by the poet in order to propitiate Lord Hara. Shri Shambho is pleased with those who devoutly repeat it.

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JAYA SHIVA OMKARA

:aya Shiva Omkdra Bhaja Shiva Omk6ra,


Brahm5 Vishnu Sad56hiva Hara Shiva Mah5deva. Glory to Shiva (the Auspicious One), Omkara (the Saued Syllable Om). Worship Shiva, the Omkqrq! (Worship) Brahms, Vishnu and the Ever-Auspicious Shiva! Hara Shiva Mahadeva (the Great God Who withdraws the universe)! Namah Paruati Pataye Hara Hara Mahadeva! Solutofions to Parvati's Lord, Hara. Hara Mahadeva!

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GAURI VARA
Gauri-vara Mano-hara

ii,r. Si..r.ra shiva'snuoouru,


GangS-dhara Jat6-dhara, PinEka-pEni Mahe5hvara' (1)

of Gauri, the Enchanter of the heart, Shiva (the Auspicious One), Shankars (the Benevolent), Who bears the Goddess Ganga, Who has mstted hsir,
The Lord

Who holds the bow Pinaka in His hand, the Great Lord' Girijd-pati Shiva TriPurdri,
Chandra-mauli Mangala-kEri, Kalpdnta-kE ri AsurEri, Shararlagata Ke Duhkha-hari. (2)
The Lord

of Giriia, Shiva, Destroyer of the three cities,

who is adornedwith the crescent moon and brings auspiciousness, The Dissolver of the universe and Foe of demons,
Remover o/sorrows

of thosewho tqke refuge inThee'

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LINGASHTAKAM
(Eight Verses on Lord Shiva)

BrahmamurEri Surarchita Lihgam Nirmala BhEshita Snobhita Lingam. Janmaja Duhkha VinE6haka Lingam TatpranamEmi SadEShivalingam. ( 1)
The Linga that isworshipped by Brahma, vishnu (Murari) and ail gods, Which is pure, effulgent and chorming.

And which destroys the sorrows resultant of birth, I bow before that Linga of the ever-auspicious Shrva.

Devamuni PravarErchita Lingam Kamadaham KarunEkara Lihgam.


R6vana Darpa VinEShana Lingam TatpranamEmi SadaShivalingam. (2)
The Linga thqt is worshipped by great sages and d.evas,

Which destroyed the god of passion and showers mercy. Wich destroyed the pride of Ravana, I bow before that Linga of the ever-auspicious Shruo.
Sarva Sugandhi Vilepita Lingam Buddhi Vivarddhana KErana Lingam. Siddha SurEsura Vandita Lingam

Tatpranamami Sada6hivalingam. (3) The Linga that is annointed with fragrant sandal-paste, Which leads to growth ofwisdom.

Andwhich is revered by siddhas, devqs and esures, I bow before that Linga of the ever-auspicious Shiva.
Kanaka Mahamani Bhushita Lingam Phanipati Veshtita SnoOnita Lingam.

Dakshasuyajfia Vin56hana Lingam Tatpranamami Sada5hivalingam. (4) The Linga that is qdorned with precious gems set in gold, The Linga thqt is resplendent and is encircled by phanipati (the Lord

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of the hooded serpants).


And which destroyed the Yagna (sacrifce) of Daksha, I bow before that Linga of the ever-auspicious Shiva.

Kunkuma Chandana LePita Lingam Pankaja HEra Su6hobhita Lingam. Safichita PEpa Vin66hana Lingam Tatpranamdmi SadSShivalingam. (5) The Linga that is anointedwith kumkum and sandal paste, The Linga that looks beautiful with the garland of lotuses.
The Linga that destroys the sins accumulated over many lives, I bow before that Linga of the ever-auspicious Shivo.

DevagalSrchita Sevita Lingam Bhavairbhaktibhirevacha Lingam. Dinakara Ko[i PrabhEkara Lingam TatpranamEmi Sada6hivalingam. (6)
The

Linga that is served by gods qnd other beings,

Through their good thoughts qnd devotion. The Linga thqt is resplendent like billions of Suns,

I bow before that Linga of the ever-auspicious Shiva.

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Ashtadalopari Veshtita Lingam Saruasamudbhava K6rana Lihgam. Ashtadaridra VinEShita Lingam TatpranamEmi SadEShivalingam. (7) The Linga that is resting on an eight-petalled lotus, Which is the cause of all creation.

Anilwhich destroys the eight types of poverty, I bow before that Linga of the ever-auspicious Shrvo.
Suraguru Suravara Ptijita Lingam Suravana Pushpa SadErchita Lihgam. ParEtparam Param6tmaka Lingam TatpranamEmi Sada6hivalihgam. (8) The Linga that is worshipped by Brihaspati (the preceptor of the gods) and Ind.rq (the King of the gods),
The Linga

Who offer flowers grown in the heavenly gardens. that is the Supreme Soul,

I bow before that Linga of the ever-auspicious Shiva.


Phalashruti:

Lingashtakam-idam Pulyarl Ya[r Pathet Shiva Sannidhau, Shivalokam-av6pnoti Shivena Sahamodate.


Anyone who chants these eight verses in the presence of an image of Lord Shivawill reach the abode of Shiva and rejoice with the Lord.

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SHANKARA

JI

KA DAMARU BOLE

Shankara Ji KE DamarU Bole, Shri Ram Jaya REm Jaya Jaya REm, Sfrri Ram Jaya Rdm Jaya Jaya Rem. Shri Ram... Lord Shiva's damaru (a small hour-glass shaped hand drum) says: "Lord Rama! Victory to Rama! Vctory ictory to Ramq_..!"

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Mira Bai KI Ikatari Bole, Radhe Snyam REdhe shyam,


RSdhe snyam RSdhe snyam.

shri Ram... instrument) says: (single-stringed musical Saint Mirq's ikatari

(z)

"Radhe Shyama (Krishna)l Radhe Shyama...!"

TukErama Ki VinE Bole, Vitthala Vitthala JaYa Hari Nam, Shri Ram'.. Vitthala Vitthala Jaya Hari Nam. (lute) : saYs Saint Tukarama's vina "Vitthala (epithet of Lord Krishna)!Vitthala! Glory to the Name

(3)

of

Hari (the Destroyer of evil)...!"


Suraddsa Ki Ikatari Bole, Govinda Govinda REdhe ShYam,

Govinda Govinda REdhe Snyam.

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Strri Ram...

Soint Surdas's ikatari saYs: "Govinda (the Protector of the cows)! Govinda, Radhe Shyama"'!" Ramad6sa Ki Kubari Bole,

Raghupati R6ghava REjE REm, ShrI Ram'.' Raghupati Raghava R6je REm. (5) Saint Ramadasq's kubari (tambourine) says: "Raghupati (the Lord of the House of Raghu) Raghava (the Descendant of Emperor Raghu) Raia Rama (the King Rama)"'!" lGbirdEsa Ki lkatEri Bole, So'ham So'ham JaYa Hari Nam, So'ham So'ham Jaya Hari Nam.

(6)

Shri REm...

Saint Kqbirdasa's ikatari saYs: "I am He! I am He! Glory to Hari's Name.*!"

EkanEtha Ki ChiPalI Bole,

Digambara Digambara, Snri pada Ballabha Digambara, DattEtreya Digambara. (7)

Shri R6m.'.

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Saint Ekqnatha's chipali (castanets) say: "Digombara (OneWho has space as His garment)! Digambara! Shri Pada Ballqbha (name of a saint) Digambara! Dattatreya Digambara!

HariOm Sadguru OpkEra, Nata Jana Hridaya Kamala Bhramara, Digambara Digambara, DattEtreya Digambara. (8) Shri Ram... Hari Om! The real Guru rs the Cosmic Sound OM, (that vibrates like) a honey-bee in the lotus heart of people! Digambara, Digambara! Dattatreya Digambara!
Guru NEnak Ki VEni Bole,
Satya-nam Satya-nEm, Satya-nEm Satya-nam. Guru Nanak's speech says: "The (Divine) Name is theTruth...!"

(9)

Snri Ram...

AnandEshram Kana Kana Bole, Sfrri Ram Jaya Ram Jaya Jaya REm, Snri Ram Jaya REm Jaya Jaya R6m. Snri Ram... Every atom ofAnandaAshram says: "Shri Rama Jaya Rama Jaya Jaya Rama...!"

(10)

Shivananada Ki Vani Bole, Snyam Sfryam REdhe Shyem, Srryam Snyam Radhe Snyam. Swqmi Sivananda's voice says:

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Shri Ram...

"Shyama Shyama Rqdhe Shyama...!"

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SHANKARA SHIVA SHANKARA


Shankara Striva Strant<ara Shiva Shankara Shiva Shankara, Shankara Striva Snanfara Shiva Shankara Shlva Shankara. Shankara (the Benevolent) Shiva (the Auspicious One)... Rama REghava REma REghava REma Raghava Pahi Mam, Krishna Ke5hava Krishna Ke6hava Krishna Ke6hava Rakgha MEm. O Rama Raghava (the Descendent of Raghu)... protect me! O Krishna Keshava (the Lord with beautiful hqir)... save me (ftom all problems, dfficulties, sorro'ws and distress)! Sadguru-n6tha Sadguru-nEtha Sadguru-natha PEhi MEm, Sadguru-natha Sadguru-n6tha Sadguru SvEmI Shivananda. O Satguru-natha (real Guru, the Lord) protect me!
O S atg uru- n a tha, S atg ur u- nathq,
Sw q mi Siv ananda.

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OM SHIVA OMKARA
Om Sniva Omkara Jaya Jaya, Bhaja Shiva Oqk6ra. Glory, glory to Om Shiva (the Auspicious One) Omkara (the Sacred Syllable OM ) ! Worship Shiva Omksra! Brahm6 Vishnu Sada6hiva, Hara Hara Hara Hara MahEdeva. Brqhma, Vishnu and Sadashiva (the Eternal Shiva)! Harq (the One Whowithdraws the universe) Mahadevs (the Great God)!
Striva Sniva Shiva Striva SadSShiva, Hara Hara Hara Hara Mahddeva. Shiva... Sadashiva ! Harq... Mahadev a!

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NATARA'A NATARA'A NARTANA SUNDARA


Nataraja Natar6ja Nartana Sundara Nataraja Shiva-rEja 5h iva-rala Shiva-kami Priya Sh iva-rEja Shiva-r4a O Shiva-rEja Shiva-kEmi Priya Shiva-reja (1) Lord ShivalYou are most beautiful snd qn expert in dance! O Lord Shiva!You are the Beloved of Gauri (Parvati)!
O Lord Shiva!You are the Beloved of Gauri!

Yogi-rEja 6hiva Yogi-rEja Yogi-r6ja Sundar Yogl-raja (2) Lord Shiva!You are the King ofYogis! O Lord Shiva!You are the most beautiful King ofYogis!

Bhakta-r6ja Parama Sundara Bhakta-rEja BhaKa-rEja Shiva ghakta-rEja (3) Lord Shivs! You are the King ofyour devotees! O Lord ShivqlYou are the most beautiful King of ofyour devotees!
Guru-rEja Sarva-priya Shiva Guru-rEja Vara-rEja Ty6ga-mUrti Shiva-rEja (4)

Lord ShivalYou are the beloved Guru of all! O Lord Shiva! You qre the bestower of boons and the embodiment renunciation!
buru-raJa 5nrva Guru-ra]a Vara-raja Shiva-r6ja (5) Lord ShivalYou are the King of Gurus! O Lord ShivalYou are King among the bestower of boons!
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Na[arEja NatarEja Naftana Sundara Natar6ja Na[arEja NatarEja Naftana Sundara Na[ar6ja. (6) Lord Shiva!You qre called"Nataraja" (King ofdance) becauseyour
dance is most beautiful! O Lord Shivs!You are King among the Dsncers!

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SAM BASADASHIVA BHOLANATHA


Saint Keshavadas

SEmba-sad66hiva BholE-nEtha

Shambho Shankara GaurFnEtha. (1) Lord Shivq (also called Shsmbho and Shankar) whose consort is Amba (also htown as Gauri) is Bholenath - the guileless one - glory to Him! Nandi-vdhana SundarEnga Hara, Kandarp6ri BholE-nEtha. Chandra-chE{a-dhara Shankara Sukha-kara, IndrEdi-vinuta Gaurl,-ndtha. (2)

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Bholenath, the guileless one, has beautiful limbs, (He is) the enemy of lust snd has Nondi (a bull) as vehicle. He Who bears the Moon on His heqd, Who is the bestower

of

happiness and is worshipped by gods like Indra, is Gauri's Lord.

ShUla-damaru-dhara Kala-kala-hara, Phala-netra Shiva Bhola-natha. 86lendu PhEla V!6lEngarunda, MElEdhara Hara Gauri-nEtha. (3) Beqrer of trident and Dqmaru (Iittle drum), Death of death, with a third eye on His forehead is Bholenath - the guileless one. With a crescent moon on his head, serpents entwined onvarious limbs, wearing a necklace of skulls is Gquri's Lord. Jata-mukuta-dhara Ghata Ghata VlEpaka, Na[arEjE Shiva Bhola-natha. Kutila K0la Khala Daitya SamhEri, Natavara Shubha-kara Gauri-n6tha. (4) With a crown of mated locks and pervading every speck of space, king amongst the dancers is Shiva - the guileless one.
Destroyer of the crooked, wicked and demonical, dancer par
excellence, bringer

of auspiciousness is Gauri's Lord, victory to Him!

Sfriva Sniva Bhava Bhava Nila-kantha Shiva, Ke6hava-priya Shiva BholS-nEtha.

Shiva-bhava Bhava-5hiva Bhava-bhaya-mochana, DEsa Ke6hava-nuta Gaurl-n6tha. (5)


Shiva, Shivq-Bhava (Existence Absolute) Bhavq-Neelkantha (blue necked Shiva), Beloved ofVishnu is Shrva Bholenath - the guileless one. Shivq-bhava Bhava-shiva (Existence Absolute, Existence Absolute) is Shiva,

Deliverer of the people from the bonds of worldly existence, That consort ofGauri, Lord Shiva, the servant Keshavq (the poet) worships.

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OM SHIVA OM SHIVA PARATPARA


Or'n Shiva Or1 Shiva parEtpara,

OmkEra Shiva Tava Sharanam. (1)

Om Shivq (the Auspicious One)... paratpara (the Supreme Being)! I take refuge inYou, Omkqra (the Saued Syilabte OM), Shiva.
NamEmi Shankara BhajEmi Shankara, GiriiS Shankara Tava Sharanam, (2)

I bow to Shankqra (the Benevolent), I worship Shankara, I take refuge inYou, Shankara, the Consort of Girija (Daughter of
Himavan). Gauri Shankara Tava Sharanam, BhavEni Shankara Tava Sharanam. (3) I take refuge inYou, Shankara, the Consort of Gauri (the radiant
Goddess),

I take refuge inYou, Shankara, the Consort of Bhavani (the Divine


Mother). Shambho Shankara Tava Sharanam, UmE Mahe6hvara Tava Sharanam. (4) I take refuge inYou, Shambho-Shankara (the Giver of btiss), I take refuge inYou, Shankara, the Consort of Uma (the Divine Mother).

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HARA GAO Hara GEo Shiva Gao, Hara Gao... Hara Hara Shiva Snankara GEo' universe)!" the Sing, "Hara (the One Who withdraws uHara Hara Shiva Shankara Sing, "Shiva (the Auspicious One)!" Sing,

(1)

(the Benevolent)!"
Jaya UmE-n6tha JaYa MadanEntaka, Jaya Shiva TripurEri Gdo. (2)

Glory to Shiva, the Lord of Uma! Glory to the Slayer of Madana (god

oflove)!
Sing, "Glory to Shiva-Tripurari (the Enemy of the demon King

Tripurasura)!" Dama Dama Dama Dama Damar0 BEje, Nandi VEhana Gao. Jaya Uma Mahe6hvara G6o.

(3)

Hara GEo..'

He plays the Damaru (a drum) that sounds'dama dama"'!' Sing, "He has the bull Nandi as His vehicle-" Sing, "Glory to Uma-Maheshvara (the Great God and Lord of Uma)!" Jaya GangS-dhara Jaya Vi6hve5hvara, Jaya Jaya Bhav6ni-vara GEo. (4)

Glory to Gangadhara (Who bears the Ganges on His heqd)! GIory toVishveshvqra (the Lord of the Universe)!
Sing, "Glory to Bhavani's Lard!" Papa Vimochana Bhava Niraffjana,

Shiva Mana Mohana GEo. Hara Gao... Jaya Uma MaheShvara GEo. (5) Pure! is Who Who frees us from sin! Sing, "Shiva Mana-mohqna (the Enchanter of the hearts)!" Sing, "Gtory to llma-Mqheshvara (the Great God and Lord of Uma)!" Jaya N6ga Damana Jaya NEga BhUghana,

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Jaya Shiva Gana BhUshana Gao. (6)

Glory to the Controller of the snakes! Glory to the One Who is

qdornedwith snakes!
Sing, "Glory

to Shiva, Who is the crowning Jewel of His qttendants!"

Kalmasha Mochana Bhava Bhaya Harana, A, 5nrva Panchanana Gao. Jaya Uma Mahe6hvara Gao.

(7)
the

Hara G5o...

Who frees us from sin! Who destroys ofbirth and death)! Sing, "Shiva, the One with five faces!" Sing, "Glory to Uma-Msheshvara!"

fear of Samsara (the wheel

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BOL SHANKAR
Bol Shahkar, gol Shankar

Shankar Shankar Bol, Hara Hara Hara Hara Mah6deva Shambho Shankar Bol. (1) Chqnt Shankara (the Benevolent), chant Shankara! Shankara Shankara sing ! Hara (the OneWhowithdrqws the universe)! Mahadeva (the Great God)! Shambho (the Benign) Shankara sing!
Bol Shankar, Bol Shankar

Shankar Shankar Bol,


Shiva Srriva Shiva Shiva SadaShiva

Shambho Shankar Bol. (2) Chqnt Shankq.ra, chant Shankara!


Shankarq. Shankara chant ! Shiva (the Auspicious One)! Sadashiva (the Absolute)!

Shambho Shankara chant !

SALWATIONS TO LORD SUBMHMAI,IYA, the Supreme


Being, who is the ruler of this universe, who rs the Indweller of our hearts, who is the second son of Loril Shiva, who bestows boons easily on His devotees, who is an embodiment of power, wisdom, love snd bliss, who was born from the Divine enerry,

chit-shakti, of Lord Shiva and is considered as anincarnstion of Lord Shiva Himself. Lord Subrahmanya is the Commsnder-in-Chief of the Celestial Army. He carries in his hand a single-pointed spean On his banner is a cock, the symbol for awakening. He is the one who can lead you to the Light, the one who knows the easiest way to scatter all the obstacles on your path, all that is undivine, all that is confronting you and slowing your

He bestows mqterial and spiritual success to His devotees, even if they show iust a little devotion to Him. Lord Subrahmanya's other names are Skqnds, Guha, Muruga, Kumareshs, Sharavanabhava,
progress on the path
blessedness.

to

Karttikey a, Shanmukha, and Velayudhan.

May His blessings be upon us all!

Dedicated to Lord Subrahmanya

Om SharavapbhavEya Namalr Om! Prostrafions to Lard Subtrahmanya.

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SHLOKAS ShadEnanam Kuhkuma-raKa-varna1n,


MahS-matir-n Divya-mayUra-vEhanam. Rudrasya SUnup Sura-sainya-natham, Guham Sadd Aham Sharanap Prapadye.

always take refuge in Guha, the six-faced Lord, Who is of deep red

Who possess es great knowledge, Who is mounted on a divine peacock, Who is the son of Rudra (Shivq) and the Chief of colour like

sffion,

the celestial army.

,:t \t { rMayurEdhi R[dam MahEvakYa GUdam, ManoharT Deham Mahachitta Geham. Mahadeva Devam Mah6veda Bhavar.n, Mah6deva Bdlam Bhaje Loka Palam'

of Mahadeva (Shiva)! Mounted on the peacock chariot, being the essence of the great Mahaval<yas (four sacred declarations), having a wonderfully attrqctive body and dwelling in the heart of great qrt sages, O Thou, Who art the quintessence of the four Vedas, Thou
Son

indeed the Lord of the Universe!

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NADA BINDU KALADI NAMO NAMAH


(Tiruppugazh)

N6da-bindu-kaladi Namo Nama Veda-mantra-svarOpE Namo Nama JfiEna-pandita-svEmi Namo Nama - Vegu Kodi (1) Prqises to Him, Who is beyond sound, time and space; Prqises to Him, Who is the quintessence of the Veda mantras; Praises to Him, Who is the Lord of jnanis (sages)! - Thousands prostrations to Thee!
NEma Shambhu-kum6r6 Namo Nama Bhoga Antari-bala Namo Nama

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Naga-bandha-may0rE Namo Nama - para ShUrarl (2) Prorses to Him, Who is the son of Shambhu (Shiva); Praises to Him, Who protects the internql bliss; Prarses to Him, Who rides on the peacock And controls the snake ofthe sense-vasanqs ofthe devotees! Conqueror of the Asuras!

Chheda-danda-vinodd Namo Nama Gita-kinkini-pad6 Namo Nama Dhira-samprama-virE Namo Narna - Girir6jdt (3) Prqises to Him, Who wields the "velt (spear) in his hands; Prqises to Him, Whose anklets produce melodious sound; Praises to Him, Who is the hero of great valour! - Master of the Mountains! [All thefamous temples of Lord Subramanya are on top

of

hills.l
DIpa-mangala Jyoti Namo Nama

T[ya Ambala-lllE Namo Nama


Deva-kufrjari-p6hE Namo Nama - Arul T6r6it (4) Proises to Him, Who is present in light offerings;
Prorses to Him, Who dances in the hearts of devotees; Prqises to Him, Who has Devoyani by His side! - please bestow grace

and bliss!

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Ithalum Pala Kolala P6jaiyum


Othalum Guna Achara Nithiyum Iramum Guru Sirpatha Sevaiyum - Maravada! (5) Doing charity and many grandworships, Chanting, having a good nature and ethical standards, Feeling for others and service to the Preceptor! - Let us notforget this! Elthalam Pugal K6verial Vilai
Choza Mandala Mithe Manohara Raja Gambira NEdalum N6yaka

Vayalura! (6) All the sevenworlds praise the Chola Kingdomfed by the River Cauvery. There, in the city of Vayalur, You adorn the Temple Like a King, enchanting the hearts of all.

Adaram Payil Arorar Thozhamy Serthal Kondavarode Munalinil Adal Vembari Mitheri M6kayi-lail - Eagi! (7) In those days, the saint Arorar rode on the white elephant, While hisftiend, the Chera King, followed him on his horse! Both taking the air route reqched Mt. Kailqsh!

Adhi Rndhavula Asu Padiya Cherar Konguvai K5vur Nanadadhil Avinan KudiVazhvana Devargal - Perumale! (8) On Mt. Kailash, the Cherq King sang the hymn Adi Andavulq: "This King's kingdom is KonguVaikavur. ln that kingdom, in the town Avinangudi, You are adorning the Temple! - as the God of gods!" Dipa-mangala Jyoti Namo Nama Tuya Ambala-lil6 Namo Nama Deva-kufijari-pdh6 Namo Nama - Arultar6i! (9) Praises to Him, Who is present in light offerings; Praises to Him, Who d,ances in the hearts of devotees; Proises to Him, Who has Devayani by His side! - Please bestow grace and bliss!

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SUBRAHMANYAM SUBRAHMANYAM SHANMUKANATHA Subrahmanyam Subrahmanyam Shanmukha-n6tha Subrahmanyam Subrahmanyam Subrahmaqya4 $hanmukha-nEtha Subrahmalyam Subrahmanyam (the Lord ofgood nature). Shanmukhanatha (the Lord having sixfaces).
Sniva Shiva Shiva Shiva Subrahmanyam Hara Hara Hara Hara Subrahmanyam Sniva Sniva Hara Hara Subrahmanyam Hara Hara Shiva Shiva Subrahmanyam

Hara (epithet of Lord Shiva).


Shiva Sharavanabhava Subrahmanyam Hara Sharavanabhava Subrahmapyam Om Sharavanabhava Subrahmanyam Guru Sharavanabhava Subrahmanyam Sharavqnabhava (the Lord born in a reed forest).

Subrahmanyam Subrahmanyam Shanmukha-natha Subrahmanyam Su bra h ma nyaln Subra h ma pya r.n Sha n m ukha-natha Su bra h manya m

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Vel-muruga Vel-muruga Vel-muruga Pahi Mam, VelSyudha VelEyudha VelSyudha Raksha MEm. O Velmuruga (the Lord Who has a lance as a weapon) protect me! O Velayudha (Who destroys the demons wirh His Vel, lance) save me!

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HARA.HAROHARA HARA.HAROHARA
Hara-hardhara Hara-har6hara Hara-har6hara Hara-hardhara Hara-har6hara Hara-har6hara' Glory to God! Gtory to God! GIory to God! Glory to God! Glory to God! Glory to God! Palanimalai Aqdavanukku Hara-har6hara Swa mi-malai Ar.rdavan ukku Hara-har6ha ra. ( 1) Glory to that Lordwho hqs His abode at Palsnimalai (a mountain). Glory to that Lord Who resides at Swqmimalai (a mountain)' Hara-har6hara Hara-har6hara Hara-har6hara. (2) GIory to God! Glory to God! Glory to God! Tirucchendur Velanukku Hara-harohara Tirupparahkundranukku Hara-har6hara (3) Glory to that spear-wietding Lord who resides at Thiruchendur. Glory to that LordWho resides atTiruparangkundram' Kadir KEma Muruganukku Hara-har6hara Thiruthani VEsanukku Hara-har6hara. (4) Glory to Lord MurugaWho resides at Kadhirkamqm' Glory to the LordWho has His abode atThiruthani' Hara-har6hara Hara-har6hara Hara-har6hara' K6rttikeya SvEmi Ki JaYa! (5) Glory to God! Glory to God! Glory to God!

Victory to Lord KarttikeYa!

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VANNA MAYIL VAHANANE SHIVA


Vap4a Mayil VEhanane Shiva
BElasubrahmaniyane Va

Ingu IcchaiyellEm Unmele Vaithen, Idhil Ellalavum AyyEm Illaiye0m Muruga! Vap4a Mayil . . O Lord! Riding on a colourful peacock, Son of Lord Shiva, come! I amfocusing all my desires onyou only;

In this not

even a speck

of doubt is there! Om Muruga!

Nenjamadhil Koil Vaithen Angu Nermai Enum Dipam Vaithen Ni Chefijilambu Koffjidave VE Muruga Sevarkodi

MayilVIra!

Vapla Mayil . .

I hqve built a templeforyou in my heart. There I have lighted the lamp of ,Truth,. WithYour tinkling anklets, Muruga come! With Your flag bearing the symbol of the Cock,
O va.liqnt Hero! Come

withyour peacock!
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SUBRAHMANYA SUBRAHMANYA
Subrahmanya Subrahmanya Subrahmanya pEhi MEm, K6rttikeya KErttikeya KErttikeya Raksha M6m,
subrahmqrrya (the Lord who is very dear to Brahmanas) protect me! O Karttikeya (the Krittikas's Son)... sqve me!

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SHARAVANABHAVA
Sharava nabhava Sharavanabhava Sharavarlabhava Pa hi ME m,

KErttikeya KErttikeya KErttikeya Raksha MEm. O Sharavqnabhava (the One born in the reeds)... protect me! O Karttikeya (the Krittikas's Son)... save me (from all problems, dfficulties, sorrows and distress)!
Sha

ravala bhava Sha rava


KE

na

bhava Sharava rlabhava Nama

om,

Kartti keya K6rtti keya

rtti keya Shararla Om.

Reverence to Shqravanabhava, Om!

Karttikeya... the Refuge, Om!

Vel-muruga Vel-muruga Vel-muruga PEhi MEm, Velayudha Velayudha VelSyudha Raksha MEm. O Velmuruga (the Beautiful Lord who has a lance as a weapon)

protect me!
O Velayudha (Who destroys the demons with His Vel, lance) ssve me!
Sha rava na bhava Sha ravanabhava Sha ravanabhava PE h i ME m,

K6rttikeya Kdrttikeya K6rttikeya Raksha MEm.


O Sharavanabhava... protect me! O Karttikeya... save me!

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VEL iiNDU
Vel Ondu Vinai Illai, Mayil Undu Bhayam Illai Guhan Undu Kurai Illai- Maname Nam Guhan Undu Karai Illai- Maname.
The spear of the Lord destroys unluclcy fate, His peacock removes allfear. Lord Guhan removes all our shortcomings, O mind! Our Lord removes all our shortcomings, O mind!

SALUTATIONS TO LORD KRISHNA, the supreme incarnation of the great Vishnu. He was the unique and crowning incqrnation of all. He was the Purna Avatara, the Perfect Incarnation. He wos the world.-teqcher. He was a noble embodiment of all the great qualities of head and heart. He was a glorious qnd extraordinary personality. He exhibited miracles even when He was a child. The stories of his childhood illustrate lofty philosophical principles. He taught the supreme truths of Yoga, Bhakti and Vedsnta to Arjuna and Uddhava and., through them, to all humanity. Shri Krishno is the ocean of bliss. The music of His flute thrilled the hearts of Gopis qnd ever attracts the minds of
His devotees.

Though Lord Krishna appeared in humqn body, He had q divine body not composed of the five elements. He did not take birth here in the usual sense of the term. He did not die. He appeared. and disappeared through His Yoga Maya (the power of divine illusion). This is a secret known only to His
devotees, Yogis and sages.

May we all abide

in

Him forever and enjoy the eternal

Bliss and supreme Peace!

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0m Namo Bhagavate V6sudev6ya.


Om! Postrqtions to L,ord Vasudeva (Krishna).

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SHLOKAS
Vasudeva-sutam Deva m Ka msa-chEn E ra-ma rdana m, Deva ki-pa ra menandam Krishna m Vande Jagad-g uru m. I worship Lord Krishna, the Guru of the world, Who is the Son of Vasudeva, the Destroyer of Kamsa and Chanura, and the supreme Joy of Devaki (His mother).

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Krigh;r6ya VEsudevEya Haraye ParamEtmane,

Pranata-kle6ha-n66h6ya GovindEya Namo Namah. Prostrations to Govinda (Who is also known as) Krishna, Vasudeva, Hari, and Paramqtman (the Supreme Soul), Who destroys the sorrows
of the devotee who bows down to Him.

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Krishn6ya V6sudevEya DevakT Nandan6ya Cha Nanda-gopa-kumErEya Govind6ya Namo Namah Prostrations, again and again, to Lord Shri Krishna, the Son of Vasudeva, the Delight of Devaki, the Darling of Nandagopa, the Protector ofcows.
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Yam BrahmE Va ru nendra-rud ra-ma rutah Stuvanti Divyailr Stava ih, Vedail;r Sdnga-pada-kramopanishada ir-gEyanti yam SdmagEh.

DhyEnEvasthita-tad-gatena Manase Pa6hyanti yam yogino, Yasydntam Na Viduh SurEsura-ganah Devaya Tasmai Namah. Prostrations to that God Who is eulogized with divine hymns by Brahma (the Creator), Varuna (the god of water), Indra (the lord of gods), Rudra (Shiva), and Msrutas (the airs), about Whom the Sqma chqnters sing (when chanting) Vedas and their Angas (the six auxiliary sciences) in the Padq and Krqma methods (specific menners of Vedic recitation), (Who is glorified) in the tJpanishsds,

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absorbed in Him and Whose /imir is not known alike.

Who is'seen'by theYogis in meditation when their minds are to gods and demons

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MUkam Karoti VachElam Pangum Langhayate Girim, Yat Kripd Tam-aham Vande ParamEnanda MEdhavam

I worship Madhava (Krishna), the

Source of supreme bliss, Whose Grace makes the dumb eloquent and the cripple cross mounfoins.

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Jayatu Jayatu Devo Devaki-nandano'yam, Jayatu Jayatu Krishno Vrishni-vam6ha-pradipah. Jayatu Jayatu Megha-Shy6malah Komal6ngo, Jayatu Jayatu Prithvi-bhara-na6ho Mukundah. All glories to the Supreme Lord Who is known as the son of Devaki! All glories to Lord Krishna, who appeared as the Light in the dynasty of Vrishnis! All glories to the Lordwith beautiful limbs, Whose dark blue complexion resembles rq.in-Iqd en clouds! All glories to Mukunda, Who lightens the burdens of Mother Eqrth!

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u Deva ki-devi-garbha-ja na nam Gopi-grihe Vardha nam, MEyS-pUtana-jlvitEpaharanam GovardhanoddhEranam.

Kamsach-chhedana-ka uravedi-hananam Kunti-sutE-pEla nam, Etad Bh6gavatam Pur6na-kath itap Snri-krigh r1a-lilamrita m. Beginning with birthfrom Devaki Devi's womb and then growing up in the house of the Gopi (cowherd woman, yashoda), killing crafly Putana, holding up Mount Govardhana, destroying Kamsa and others, annihilating the Kaursvas and their allies, protecting the
sons of Kunti

these in shorf are the nectar-like Lilas

of shri Krishna

contsined in the epic cqlled The Bhagavatam.

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JAGAN NATHASHTAKAM STOTRAM


Shri Shankaracharya

KadEch

it

Kd

I i

ndi-tata

Vi pi n a -sa n gita ka -va

ro,

Muda GopI,-nErl-vadana-kamalEsvEda-madhupah.
RamE-Shambh u-brahmE-a ma ra-pati-ganeShErchita-pado,

Jagann6thah Sv5mi Nayana-patha-g6ml Bhavatu Me! (1) Sometimes in great happiness Lord Jagannatha mskes a loud concert with His flute in the groves on the banks of the Yamuna. He is like a bumblebee Who tastes the beautiful lotus-like faces of the cowherd damsels ofVraja, and His lotusfeet areworshipedby greatbeings such
as Lakshmi, Shiva, Brahma, lndra and Ganesha. May that Jagannatha Swsmi be the object of my vision-

Bhuje Savye Vepur-n Shirasi Snikri-pincnhaq Ka[itate, DukU la m NetrE nte Sahachara-katEkSham Vidadhat.
SadE 5h rimad-bri ndEvana-vasati-lTla-parichayo,

Jagann6thalr SvEmi Nayana-patha-g6ml Bhavatu Me. (2)

ln His left hand

Lord Jagannatha holds a flute. On His head He wears thefeathers of peacocks and onHis hrps Hewearsfineyellow silken

cloth. Out of the corners of His eyes He bestows sidelong glances upon His loving devotees. He always reveals Himself through His

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pastimes in His divine abode of Vrindavana. May that Jagannotha Swami be the object of my vision.
MahE m bhod hestire Kanaka-ruch i re NIla-sh ikha re, Vasan PrEsadEntah Sahaja-balabhadrena BalinE. Su bhadrE-mad hya-stha h Sa kala-sura-sevEvasa rado,

JagannEthah SvEmi Nayana-patha-gemi Bhavatu Me. (3) Residing on the shore of the great ocean, within a large palace situated upon the crest of the brilliant, golden Nilachala Hill, along with His powerful brother Balabhadra, and in the middle of them, His sisfer Subhadra, Lord Jagannatha bestows the opportunity for devotional service upon all godly souls. May that Jagannathq Swami
be the object of my vision.
Kri pE - pE r6va ra

h Saja

la

-ja ad
I

-5h re

n i-

ruch i ro,

Ram6-vanisoma Sphurad-amala-padmodbhava-mukhaih.
Surendrair-Eradhyal;r Shruti-gana-ShikhE-gita-charito, JagannEthah SvEmI Nayana-patha-gaml Bhavatu Me. (4) Lord Jagannatha is qn Ocean of Mercy. He is beautiful like a row of dense rq.in clouds (on a parched horizon). He is glorified by Lakshmi (Rama), Sqrasvati (Vani), ancl IJma aswell as by the resplendent
Lords of the gods, Shiva and Brahma (padmodbhava), and other gods. His glory rs sung in the Upanishads which are the crown-jewels of the
Vedq.s.

May that Jagannatha Swami be

the object of my vision.

RathErEdho Gachchhan-pathi Milita-bhOdeva-pa!alaih,

Stuti-prEdur-bhEvam Pratipadam-upe ka rnya Sadayal.r. DayE-si ndh u r-bandhuh Saka la-jagatEm Sindhu-sutaya, JagannEthah SvEmi Nayana-patha-gamT Bhavatu Me. (5)
When Lord Jagqnnatha rs on His Ratha-yatra cqrt and is moving along the road, at every step there is a loud presentation ofprayers and songs chanted by large s.ssemblies of Brahmanas. Hearing their hymns Lord Jagannatha is very favorably disposed towards them. He is the ocean of mercy s.nd the true friend of ail the worlds. May that Jagannatha Swami along with the daughter of the ocean (Goddess Lakshmi) be the object of my vision.

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brahm6-pldah
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Devotional Songs

Pa ra
N

Kuva laya-da lotph ul la-naya no,


ra no' na

iv6si NilSd

hita-cha

nta-5hi rasi.

RasEnando RddhE-sarasa-vapur-Slingana-sukho,

JagannEthaI SvEmi Nayana-patha-gdml Bhavatu Me. (6) He is the crown-iewel of Lord Brshma and His eyes are like the fullblown petals of the lotus. He resides on the Nilachala Hill, and His lotusfeet are placed on the hoods of Ananta (Adishesha, the ten
thousand headed divine serpent). Lord Jagannatha is overwhelmed by the mellows of love and He becomes ioyfulwhile embracing the body of Srimati Radharqni, which is like a cool pond. May that Jagannatha
Swami be the obiect of my vision.

Na Vai PrErthyam R6jyam Na Cha Kanakat6 Bhoga-vibhave, Na Yache'ham Ramyam NikhilajanakEbhyE1n Varavadhum. Sada KEle K6le Pramatha-patinE Glta-charito,

Jagannathaf Sv6mi Nayana-patha-gami Bhavatu Me. (7)


I do not pray for a kingdom or for gold, rubies and wealth. I do not ask for an excellent and beautifut wife as desired by all men. I simply pray that Jagannatha Swami, whose glories are always sung by Lord Shiva,
be the constant obiect of mY vision.

m-asaram Sura-pate, Ha ra Tvam Pd pan6 m Vitati m-apa rEm Y6dava-pate. Aho DinanEtham Nihitam-achalam PEtumani6ham, Jaganndthah SvEmi Nayana-patha-gamT Bhavatu Me. (B) O Lord of the celestials, please quickly remove this useless material existence I am undergoing. O Lord of the Yadus, please destroy this vast ocean o/sins which has no shore. Alas! This is certain: the Lord's Iotus feet qre bestowed upon those who feel themselves fallen and have
Hara Tva m
Sa

qsara r1 Drutata

ra

no shelter in rhis world but Him. May that lagannatha Swami


object of my vision.

be the

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BHAJA GOVINDAM

IN 12 VERSES

Shri Shankaracharya

Bhaja Govindam Bhaja Govindam, Bhaja Govindam M0dha-mate. Sampr6pte Sannihite KEle Na Hi Na Hi Rak5hati pukrifi-karane. (1) Bhaja . . . Do Bhajan (praise or worship) of Govinda! Do Bhajan of Govinda! Seek Govinda! O fool! When death nears, (secular knowledge and terse sayings of grammar) like "Dukrifikarane" will not save you!
KE Te Kant6 Kaste Putrah Sams5ro'yam-ativa

Vichitrah'

Kasya Tvam Kah Kuta Ayatas-tattvam Chintaya Yadidam Bhrentah. (2)

Bhaja. .

Who is your wife? Who is your son? Mysferious indeed is this


Sqmsara (worldly existence). Whose are you? From whence have you come? O brother, reflect on this Tattwa (principle)!
Satsa ngatve
hsa

ngatva m

hsa

ngatve

rmohatva m.

NirmohaWe Ni6hchalitatvam Ni6hchalitatve Jivan-mukti[. (3) Bhaja . . . From the company of the wise (Satsanga) arises non-attachment; from non-attachment arises freedom from delusion; when there is
freedom from delusion, there arises steqdiness of the mind; from steadiness comes Jivanmukti (Iiberation while alive). Md Kuru Dhana-jana-yauvana-garuam Harati NimeshEt Kalalr Sarva4, M6yE-mayam-idam-a khi la m H itvd Brah ma-padam Tva m Pravi6ha

vidiwa. (4) Bhaja , . . Do not be puffed up with the pride of wealth, with the people (under your command), with your youthfulness. Time (Yama, the Lord of Death) sweeps away everything in a moment. Leaving aside all these, after knowing their illusory nqture, attsinknowledge (of the Self) and enter into Brahman (i.e. become one with Brahman or the Absolute).

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Dinayaminyau S6yam-pratah Shishira-vasantau punar-ayEtah, Kala[-kr-rrdati Gachch hatyayus-tad-a pi Na M ufr chatyE5ha-v6yu h. (5)

Bhaja. ,

Day and night, dawn and dusk, Sisira andVasanta (winter and spring) come again and again. Time rolls on and our life ebbs away. Even then
desire does not leave us. Ka Te KEntE Dhana-gata-chintE Vatula Kim Tava NEsti NiyantE,
Trija

gati Sajjana-sangatir-eka-bhavati Bhav6 rnava-ta rane Nau k6. (6) Bhaja . . . O deluded one! Why are you engrossed in thoughts of spouse and

wealth? Hqve you no one to guide you? Satsanga (company

of the

for a moment will itself the ocean ofbirths and deaths.


wise) even

serve

you like a boat for crossing

Yoga-rato Va Bhoga Rato VE Sahga-rato Va Sanga-vihlnah, Yasya Brahmani Ramate Chittam Nandati Nandati Nandaty-eva. (7)

Bhaja . .

One may be engaged inYoga or Bhoga (worldly enjoyments); he may


be attached

or unattached; (but) he whose mind takes delight in Brahman (the Absolute), he alone enjoys bliss; verily he alone enjoys

b/iss.

Punar-api Jananam Punar-api Maranam Punar-api Jananr-jathare Shayanam,

Iha SamsEre Bahu-dust6re Kripayap6re pahi MurEre. (B) Bhaja. . .


Again birth, again death, again lying in the mother's womb! In this Samsaric process that is so dfficult ro cross over, O Lord, protect me with supreme compassion! RathyE-karpata-virachita-kanthah punyepunya-vivarjita-panthah,
Yogi Yoga-n iyoj ita-ch itto
Ra

mate

Ba lon

mattavad-eva. (9)

Bhaja . .

The Yogin who wears but a Godqdi (rags stitched together into a cloth), who walks the path that is beyond merit and demerit, whose

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mind is joined in perfect union with its goal, he enioys bliss only and lives thereafter like a child, or one intoxicated.

Tvayi Mayi Chd nyatra iko Vish

nu r-vya rtha

Ku

pyasi Mayy-asa hish n u h,

Saruasminnapi Pa6hyatmEnam Sarvatrots;ija BhedEjfr 6nam. ( 10)

Bhaja . , . Inyou, in me and everywhere exists the same All-pervading Reality (Vishnu). Being impatient, you are unnecessarily getting angry invain. Behotd the one Self alone in all. Abandon everywhere the ignorance of
difference.
Geya

GitE-na ma-sa hasra m Dhyeya m 5h ripati-r0 pa m-ajasra m, Neyam Sajjana-sahge Chittam Deyary Dina-janaya Cha Vittam. (11)

Bhaja . . . Daily chant the Gita and the Sahasranama (thousand names of the Lord). Meditate on LordVishnu, the Lord of Lakshmi, uninterruptedly. Lead your mind to Satsanga. Give your wealth to the poor and the
afflicted.

Guru-charal6mbuja-nirbhara-bhaktah SamsarEd-achirad-bhava MuKah, Sendriya-m6nasa- niya mad-eva r.n Drakshyasi N ija-hridayastha m Deva m. (12)

Bhaja. .

Have full devotion to the lotus feet of the Guru and quickly attain Iiberationfrom Samsara. If you controlyour mind and senses thus, you will behold the Lord (Brahman) seated inyour own heart.

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GOVINDA BOLO
Govinda Bolo, HariGopEla Bolo, Radha Ramaqa, Hari Govinda Bolo. Repeat, "Govinda (the Protector of the cows), Hari (the Destroyer evil) and Gopala (the Cowherd)."
Repeat, "Radha-ramana (Radha's Beloved), Hari and Govinda.."

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ADHARAM MADHURAM STOTRAM


Sri Vallabhacharya

Adharam Madhuram Vadanam Madhuram, Nayanam Madhuram Hasitam Madhuram. Hridayam Madhuram Gamanam Madhuram, Madhur6dhi-pater-akhilam Madhuram. (1)
Sweet are His lips and sweet Hisfoce, Sweet are His eyes and sweet His smiles. Sweet is His heq.rt and sweet His gait; The Lord

of sweetness (Shri Krishna) is entirely sweet.

Vachanam Madhuram Charitam Madhuram, Vasanam Madhuram Valitam Madhuram. Chalitam Madhuram Bhramitam Madhuram, MadhurEdhi-pater-akhilam Madhuram. (2)
Sweet q.re His words qnd sweet Hrs acfions. Sweet are His cloths and sweet His posture. Sweet are His movements and sweet His gestures; the Lord sweetness...

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Venur-madhuro Renur-madhurah, P6nir-madhurah Padau Madhurau. N;itya4 Madhuram Sakhyam Madhuram, Madhur5dhi-pater-akhilam Madhuram. (3)
Sweet is His flute qnd sweet the dust of His feet, Sweet are His hqnds qnd sweet Hisfeet. Sweef is His dance and sveet His friendship; the Lord

of

sweefness...

Gtam Madhuram Pltam Madhuram,


Bhuktam Madhuram Suptam Madhuram. R0pam Madhuram Tilakam Madhuram, MadhurEdhi-pater-akhilam Madhuram. (4)
Sweet is His song q.nd stueet His pure drink, Sweet is Hisfood and sweet His sleep.

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Sweet is His form and sweet the sacred mark on His forehead; the

Lord of sweerness...

Karaparl Madhuram Taranam Madhurap,


Haranam Madhurar.n Ramanam Madhuram. Vamitam Madhuram Shamitam Madhurar.n, Madhur6dhi-pater-akhilam Madhuram. (5) Sweet is His action and sweet His ways of salvation, Sweet is His enchqntment and sweet His pranks. Sweet is His mouth and sweet His resting; the Lord of sweetness...

Gufija Madhur6 MEIE MadhurE,


YamunE MadhurE Vrchi MadhurS.

Salilam Madhura1n Kamalam Madhuram, Madhur6dhi-pater-akhilam Madhuram. (6) Sweet is His Gufija (a small red-black berry that Krishna was fond of) and sweet His garland, Sweet isYamuna and svveet Her rippling, Sweet is the stream and sweet the lotus; the Lord of sweetness... Gopi Madhur5 Lila MadhurE,

Yuktarl Madhuram MuKa4 Madhuram.


Drishtam Madhuram Snigngam Madhurar.n, Madhur6dhi-pater-akhilam Madhuram, (7) Sweet are His mqids (Gopis) and sttreet His frolics (Lilas), Sweet is His union and sweet His parting. Sweet is His vision and sweet the remnant (left after the Lord's
enjoyment); the Lord of sweetness... GopE Madhur6 GEvo MadhurE,

Yashtir-madhurE Srishtir-madhura. Dalitarl Madhurarl Phalitam Madhuram, Madhurddhi-pater-akhilam Madhuram. (8) Sweet are His mates (Gopas) and sweet Hrs cows, Sweet is His staffand sweet His creation. Sweet is Hiswrath qnd sweet His grace; the Lord of sweetness...

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DARSHANA DO GHANASHYAMA
Shri Narsi Mehta

Dar5hana Do Ghana-5hyama Natha Mori Afikhiy6 Pyasi Re Mana-mandir Ki Jyoti JagE Do Ghata-ghata-vasi Dar6hana Do . . . O my Lord Ghanashyama (with the complexion of the cloud-laden Grqnt meThy Darshan (revealThyself to me).

Re.

sl<y),

My eyes are thirsty to behold Thee.


Enlighten the temple of my heart, O Indweller of all beings!

Mandir-mandir Murat Teri Phir BhT Na Dekhl Surat TerT Yuga Bite Na AyI Milana Ki P0ranamasi Re. Dar6hana Do . . . Thy image is worshipped in every temple, Even then I am unable to behold Thee. Though ages have passed, the full-moon night of meeting Thee has

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notyet come.
O Lord Ghanashyamq, grant me Thy Darshan...!

Dv6ra DayE KE Jaba Tu Khole, Pafichama Svara Mefi G0figa Bole AndhE Dekhe Lafigf6 Chala Kara Dar6hana Do . . . Pahufiche KE5hI Re. Thou When the door of mercy opens, The dumb begin singing in beautiful melodious voices, The blind can see, and the lamewalking onfoot reach Kashi

(2)

(Varanasi).
O Lord Ghanashyama, grant me Thy Darshan...! PEnI Pikara Py6sa BujhEilfi

Neinana Ko Keise SamajhEufi Afrkha-michoull Chho;o Ab To


Mana Ke VEsi Re.

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Dar6hana Do . .

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Thirst can be quenched by drinking watea But how to console my eyes?


Now please give up Thy game of hide and seek.

Thou art the Indweller of my heart.


O Lord Ghanashyama, grant meThy Darshqn...!

Nirbala Ke Bala Dhana Nirdhana Ke Tum Rakhavare BhaKa-janana Ke Tere Bhajana Mefi Sab Kuchh PEUfi Mi[e Udasi Re. (4) Dar6hana Do . . The strength of the weak and the wealth of the poor, Thou a.rt the protector of Thy devotees. Everything comes by worshipping Thee And depression and somows are removed.
O Lord Ghanashyama, grant meThy Dqrshan...!

N6ma Jape Par Tujhe Na Jdne Unko Bhi T[ ApnE MEne Teri DayE KE Anta Nahifi Hei He Dukha-nE6hl Re. (5) Dar6hana Do . . . Some repeat Thy Name, but do not know Thee. Thou considers them also to be Thy own. Thy compassion is boundless, O Destroyer of all sorrows!
O Lord Ghanashyama, grant meThy Dqrshan...!

Aja Pheisala Tere DvEra Para


Meri JIta Hei Teri HEra Para HEra Jita Hei TerI Meifi To Charana-up6sl Re. (6) Dar6hana Do . . . Today Thou art to pronouce the verd.ict. My victory depends on Thy
defeat.
In

fact, bath victory and defeat are Thine.

simply worship Thy lotus feet.

O Lord Ghanashyama, grant meThy Darshqn...!

Dvdra KharE Kab Se MatvElE Mafige Tumse HEra Tumh6ra

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'Narsi'Ki Ye Binati Suna Lo Dar6hana Do. . . Bhakta-vil6si Re. (7) For a long time I have been standing intoxicated at Thy door, begging

for

Thy defeat! Kindly hearken

to

the prayer

o/Ncrsi (the poet-Saint),

Thou who art full of affection for Thy devotees! O Lord Ghanashyama, grant meThy Darshan...!

Ldja Na Lut JEye Prabhu Teri, NEtha Karo Na DayE Meh Deri Tinofi Loka Chhora Kara Ao Dar6hana Do. . . Gagana-niv6si Re, (B) will be Thy reputation! mercy or tarnished O Lordl Delay not Thy O Master! Leave the threeworld.s behind and come, come to me!
O Lord Who pervades the entire universe! O Lord Ghanashyamo, grant meThy Darshqn...!

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BHAKTAVATSALA GOVINDA
Bhakta-vatsa la Govi nda, Bhd gavata-priya Govi nda. Affectionate to devotees, Govindal Beloved ofdevotees, Govinda!
Patita-pEva na Govinda, Para ma-day6lo Govinda.
Redeemer of

thefallen, Govinda! The most compassionate, Govinda!

Na

nda-m

nda Govi nda, NavanTta-chora Govinda. Son of Nanda, Who besfows liberation, Govinda! Who steals butter, Govinda!
u ku

Verlu-vilola Govinda, Vijaya GopEla Govinda. Flute playea Govinda! Victory to Gopala Govindq!
Karu r1a-s5ga ra Govi nda, Ka maniy5nana Govinda'

Ocean of compassion, Govinda! Most lovely, Govinda!

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GOPALA GOKULA VALLABHIPRIYA


Saint Tulsidas

GopEla-gokula-vallabhi-priya, Gopa Gosuta-vallabham. CharanEravindam Aham Bhaje, Bhajaniya Sura-muni-durlabham. (1) O Gopala (a name of Lord Krishna)! Beloved of the dqmsels of Gokula! Lord of the cowherds, cows snd calves! O worshipful Lord, I worship Thy lotus feet, which even the Devas (gods) qnd the Rishr's (seers of the Truth) find dfficult of attainment!
Ghana-ShyEma Kama Aneka Chhavi, LokEbhir6ma Mano-haram. Kiffjalka-vasana Ki6hora M0rati, Bhuri Guna KarunEkaram. (2) O Thou of the darkish blue hue like the thickly laden clouds, Who hast the splendour of countless cupids, Who delights the worlds, Who is so beautiful as to attract the minds of all, Whowearsyellow silken

cloth, Who is endowed with many good qualities and Who is most
compassionate, (I worship Thy lotus feet).

Shira-keki-pichchha Vilola-kundala, Aruna Vanaruha Lochanam. GuffjEvatamsa Vichitra Saba Anga, Bhakta-bhava-bhaya-mochanam. (3) O Thou Whose head is adorned with a peacock's feother, Who hast swaying eamings, Whose eyes qre like the lotus, Who wearsflower garlands around your neck, Whose limbs are very graceful, Who liberates (the devotees) from the feor ofbirth and death (I worship Thy
lotus feet).

Kacha-kutila Sundara-tilaka-bhrU, REkE-mayanka-samEnanam. Apa ha ra na-tu lasidasa -trasa, Vi hE ra Vrind6kEnana m. (4) O Thou, Who hast curly hair, a beautiful Tilak (holy mark on the forehead), charming eye-brows and a face equal to the futt moon, Who destroys the fears of Tulsidas and Who sporrs in the forests of Vrindavan, (I worship Thy lotus feet).

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BHAJA RE GOPATAM
Shri Sadashivabrahmendra

Bhaja Re GopElam MEnasa, Bhaja Re GopElam. Worship Gopala, O my mind!Worship Gopala! Bhaja GopElam Bhajita-kuchelam, Trijagan-m0lam Diti-suta-kElam. Bhaja Re . . . Worship Gopala, Who is worshipped by Kuchela (Sudama, a

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childho o d fr ien d of Kr i shn a ),

Who is the source of the three world.s, Who is the cause of the death Diri's sons (demons). Agama-sEral1 Yoga-vicharam, Bhoga-Sharlram BhuvanEdhEram. (2) Bhaja Re . . . Worship Him Who is the quintessence of the Vedas, Who is sought by Yoga, Whose body is Bliss and Who is the support
of the universe.

of

Kadana-kuthdram Kalusha-vidUram, Madana-kumaram Madhu-samharam. (3) Bhaja Re . . . Worship HimWho is beyond sins and Wo dispels ignorance, Whose son is rhe God of Love and Who destroyed Madhu (a demon). Nata MandEram Nanda-ki6horam, Hata-ch6nUram Hamsa-vih6ram. (4) Bhaja Re , . . Worship Him, the Son of (the cowherd king) Nanda, Who is the wish-fulfilling treefor His devotees, Who killed Chanura (the evil wrestler) andWho delights in the company of (the great saints), the
Paramahamsas.

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KAMALA VALLABHA
Kamala-vallabha Radhe-Shy6ma Kamaniy6nana REdhe-ShyEma. (1) With aface resembling a beautiful lotus, Radheshyam (Radha's blue coloured Krishna), The Lord of Lakshmi, Radheshyam. KanakEmbara-dhara REdhe-ShyEma Kaustubha-bhUshana R6dhe-Shy6ma. (2) Radheshyam, wearing yellow silken cloth, Radheshyam, adorned with the Kaustubha gem. Akhanda-svarUpa REd he-ShyEma Amita-parakrama Radhe-ShyEma. (3) Radhe shyam, of indiv isible fo rm, Radheshy am, of enormous v alour. Aparich-chhinna REdhe-Shyama Amara-jana-priya REdhe-Shydma (4) Radhe shy am, th e unlimite d, Radheshyam, dear to the gods.

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RADHE GOVINDA BHA'O RADHE GOPAL


Radhe Govinda Bhajo Radhe Gopal,
REdhe Govinda Bhajo R6dhe GopEl.

Worship Rqdha (the Beloved of Krishna) and Govinda (Krishna, the Protector of the cows)! Worship Radha and Gopala (the Cowherd)!

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EHI MUDAM
Ehi Mudam Dehi Me Shri t<righna Krishna, PEhi MEm GopEla-bala Krishna Krishna. (1)
Give me this B/iss, O Krishnal Cowherd-boy,I take refuge inThee.

Nanda-gopa-nandana ShrI Krishna Krishna, VrindEvana-chandra Shri Krishna Krishna. (2)

O Krishna!Delight of Nanda and Gopas, the Moon of Brindavan!


REdha-mana-mohana ShrI Krishna Krishna, MEdhava DayEnidhe Shri t<rishrla Krishna. (3) O Krishna! Enchanter of the mind of Radhal O Madhqva (Consort of Maha
Lakshmi)! Ocean of Compassion!

Bhakta-paripElaka Shri Krishna Krishna, Bhakti-mukti-dEyaka Shri Krishna Krishna. (4) Protector of devotees ! Bestower of devotion and liberation! Gopi-jana-vallabha Shri Krishna Krishna, Gopa-kula-pelaka Shri Krishna Krishr.ra. (5)
The beloved

ofthe Gopis! Protector ofthe Gopas!

Sarva-loka Nayaka Shri frighpa Krishna, Sarua-jagan-mohana Shri K;ishna Krighna. (6)
The Leader of the whole world! Enchqnter

of the entire universe!

Sach-chid-Enanda (Kflghna) Sach-chid-Enanda. Sach-chid-Snanda (Guru) Sach-chid-Enanda. (7) Thou, Krishna, art Existence-Knowledge-B/iss.
Thou, Guru, art Existence-Knowledg e-Bliss.

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PRABHU MORE
Saint Surdas

Prabhu More Avaguna Chitta Na Dharo, Samadara6hi Hei NEma TihEro, ChEho To Pdra Karo. O Lord! Be nof conscious ofmy sins! By equalvisionYou are known. And if only You wish, You can take me ocross
(The ocean of existence) to the Beyond.

Ika NadiyE Ika NEra KahEvata, Meilofi NIra Bharo,


Jaba Dou Mil Kei Eka Barana Bhaye, Surasari NEma Paryo. (1) Prabhu More Avaguna... One is known as e stteam, and another as a drain ofwater impure. But on meeting as they turn one, They become known as the river Surasari (the Ganges).
O Lord, be not conscious of my sins...

Ika LohE PUjE Mei Rakhata, Ika Ghara Badhika Paryo, Pdrasa Guna Avaguna NahIfi Chitavata, Kafichana Karata Kharo. (2)
Prabhu More Avaguna... One piece of iron is used inworship, And another in the butcher's blade.
The Philosopher's stone sees not any dffirence, Converting both to gold. O Lord, be not conscious of my sins... Eka

liva Eka Bhrama KahEvata, SUra Shyam Jhagaro,

Aba KI Bera Mohi PEra Ut6rou Nahifi Pr6na JEta Taro. (3) Prabhu More Avaguna... One is known as'a bound soul', and another as'the Supreme', But both ate one in (the poet) Surdas's Shyam (Lord Krishna).
There came a quarrel between Surdas and Shyam: "This timeYou must take me across to the Beyond,

Or Your vow to be our Saviour will prove false!" O Lord, be not conscious of my sins...

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GOVINDA DAMODARA PRARTHANA

Govinda Meri Yaha PrErthanE Hei, BhUlUf Na Meii Nama Kabhl Tumh6ra. Nishkama Hoke Dina-Reta Geuh, Govinda D6modara M5dhaveti. (1) O Govinda (Protector of cows)! Ihis rs my prayer: Let me notforgetYour Name at any time! Let me sing Your Name day and nightwithout any expectation. (Let me sing), "Govinda, Damodara (Who is known by a purified mind), Madhava (the Lord of Mother Lakshmi)!" Govinda D6modara MEdhaveti, He Krishna He Y5dava He Sakheti. Deh5nta K6le Tuma SEmane Ho,
Bansi BajEte Mana Ko Lubh6ye. (2) (Let me sing), "Govinda, Damodara, Madhava! O Krishna! OYadava (Descendent ofYadu)! O Sakhs (Friend)!" At the time of my desth, may You be before me,

May You make Your flute sing, may You steal nry heart!
GEIE Yahi Mefi Tana Natha Ty6g0fi, Govinda DEmodara M5dhaveti. Govinda DEmodara MEdhaveti, He Krishna He Y6dava He Sakheti. (3) O Lord! May I leave my body singing only this: "G ov inda, D amod ar a, Madhav a ! "O Krishna!OYadava! O Sakha!"

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ANA SUNDARA SHYAM


AnE Sundara Shy5m HamEre Ghara Kiftana

Mei,
AnE ...

Apa BhT AnE, REdhE Ji Ko LEna, Akar Murall BajEnE Ham6re Ghara Kiftana

Meil.
withYou!

O our Besutiful Shyam (Krishna)! Come and attend the Kirtan (devotional singing session) at our home!
Please come and also bring revered Radhaii along Please come and play Your flute during the Kirtan ot our home! O our BeautifulShyam...

Apa Bhi Ane, Shankar Ji Ko Lan6, AnE ... Akar Damaru BajEnE HamEre Ghara Kitana Mei. Please come and also bring revered Shankarii along withYou! Pleqse come and play the Damaru (the little drum) during the Kirtan

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at our home! O our Beautiful Shyam...


Apa BhI AnE, Gopiyoi Ko LEna, AnE ... Akar Rasa RachEna Ham6re Ghara Kiftana Mefi. (the withYou! milk-maids) along Please come and bring the Gopis Come and perform the Rasa Dqnce during the Kirtan at our home!

(2)

O our Beautiful Shyam...

Apa Bhi Ana, GvElEofi Ko Lan6, Mdkhana Mi6hri KhilEnE HamEre Ghara Kirtana Mei.

(3)

AnE ...

Please come and bring the cowherd boys along withYou! Come and feed us with fresh butter and sugar candy during the Kirtan at our home!

O our Beautiful Shyam...


Apa BhI AnE, Narad Ji Ko Lana, AnE ... Akar VInE BajEnE Ham6re Ghara Kiftana Mefi. (4) Please come qnd bring revered Naradaii along withYou! Come and play the Vina (lute) during the Kirtan at our home!
O our Beautiful Shyam...

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Apa BhI An5, ShabrT JI Ko LEnE, Akar Bera Khilan6 HamEre Ghara Kirtana Mei. Please come and bing revered Shqbariji along withYou! Come andfeed us berries during the Kirtan at our home! O our Beautiful Shyam...

(5)

An6 ...

Apa BhiAna, Sudama JI Ko LEnE, AkarTandula KhilSnE HamEre Ghara Kirtana Meil. Please come and bring revered Sudamaji along withYou!

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Ana ...

Come andfeed us parched rice during the Kirtan

qt our home!

O our Beautiful Shyam... Apa Bhi Ana, Udhav JI Ko LEnE,


Akar Jfiana SunEnE Ham6re Ghara Kirtana Mefi.
Please come andbring revered IJdhovaji along

Ana .,. withyou! Come and impart the wisdom teachings during the Kirtan at our O our Beautiful Shyam...

(7)

home!

Apa Bhi Ana, Arjun Ji Ko LEn6, Akar 6rt6 SunanE HamEre Ghara Kiftana Mei. Please come and bring revered Arjunaji along withyou! Come qnd teo.ch us the Gita during the Kirtan at our home! O our Beautiful Shyam...

(8)

An6 ...

Apa Bhi AnE, MIrE Ji Ko LEnE, BhaKi lG Bhajana SunanE Ham6re Ghara Kirtana Mefi. An6 ... Please come and bring revered Miraji along withyoul Come and sing d.evotional songs during the Kirtan at our home! O our Beautiful Shyam...

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Apa BhI An5, Svaml Ji Ko LEnE, Akar DhyEna SikhEnE Ham5re Ghara Klftana Mei.

(10)

AnE ...

Pleqse come qnd bring revered Swamiji along with you! Come and teach us meditation during the Kirtqn at our home! O our Bequtiful Shyam.,

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HE GIRIDHARA GOPALA
He Giridhara GopEla, He Giridhara GopEla He Giridhara GopEla.

O Giridhara (Who lifted the mountain Govardhana), Gopala (the


Cowherd)! MEdhava Murahara Madhura Manohara Giridhara GopEla. (1)

He Giridhara...

O Madhava! (the Lord of the Goddess Lakshmi), Murahqra (the Slayer

of the demon Mura), Madhurq (the Sweet One), Manohara (the Charming One)! Giridhara
Gopala.

O Giridhara...
Nanda Kum6ra SundarEkEra, Brind6vana SafichEra, Muralllola

Munijana PEla,

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He Giridhara...

O prince of Nanda Who has a beautiful form!


You move about

in Brindavana playing enchanting music withYour

flute.
O Protector ofsages and saints! O Giridhsra...

KaustubhahEra, MauktikEdhEra, RAdhe Hridaya Bih6ri, BhaKoddhara


BEla GopEla Giridhara Gop6la. You chqrm Radha's heart and

(3)

He Giridhara...

Youweqr the Kaustubha iewel and a necklace of pearls;

upffi the devotee.

O Child Gopala! Giridhara Gopala! O Giridhara...


He Nandal6la, GoparipEla, Aganita Guna Shila, Rasa Vilola Tulasi Mdla. (4) He Giridhara...

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O Son o/Nanda, Protector of cows! Your virtues are innumerable! You are enthralled by the Rasa,

Andwear a tulsi garland. O Giridhars.'.


He Avat6re, Nanda Dul6re, Rakho LEja HamEre, Kufija Bihari He Giridhara"' Krisna MurEri. O Divine Incsrnation! Nondo's darling! Preserve our modesty, O You Who sporrs on the banks of the Yqmuna!

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O Krishna! O Murari (the Enemy of O Giridhara...

the demon

Mura)!

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JAYA GOPAL
Jaya GopEl Jaya GoPEI

Jaya Mana-mohana JaYa NandalEl. GIory to Gopala (the Cowherd)l Glory to Gopala! Glory to Manamohana (the Charmer of the heart)! Glory to
Nanda's Sonl

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SHRI KRISHNA GOVINDA


Snri f;igh1a Govinda Hare Mur6re, He Ndtha NErEyaPa VEsudeva. O Lord Krishna, Govinda (the Protector of the cows), Hari (the Destroyer of sorrows), Murare (the Enemy of the demon

Mura)!

O Lord Narayana (the Refu7e of everyone), Vasudeva's Son!

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KRISHNA GOVINDA GOVINDA


Krishna Govinda Govinda GEte Chalo, Mana Ko Vishayoi Ke Visha Se Hatdte Chalo. Go on singing Lord Krrshna's Name:,,Govinda, Govinda.,' Go on weaning the mind away from the poison of sensual pleosures.

Dekhand Indriyoil Ke Na Ghore Bhagei, REta Dina Inape Samyam Ke Kore Lagefi. Apane Ratha Ko SumErga Mei Barhdte Chalo.
Be alert! See that

(1)

Krishna...

the sense-horses do not go asttay. Day and night restrain them with the reins of self_control, And direct the chariot of your life foruard upon the right path.
Nama Japate Chalo, KEma Karate Chalo, NEma Dhana KE KhajanE BarhEte Chalo.
Go

(2)
the Lord,s Name.

Krishna...

Repeat the Nq.me of God even while working;

on increasing the treasure-house of

Sukh Mefi Sona Nahlfi, Duhkh Mei Rona Nahifi, Prema Bhakti Ke Ans0 Bahate Chalo. Do not slumber in pleasures; do not weep in pain;

(3)

Krishna...

Go on shedding tears ofdevotion and love.

Heii Bhagavan Ate Nahifi, Dhruva Ki Taraha Se Bulate Nahifi, Bhakta PrahlEda Ke Jeis6 RatanE Karo. (4) People say the Lord does not appear.
Loga Kahate
They do not call Him

Krishna...

with Dhruva-like sincerity.

Worship Him with single-minded devotion like prahlada.


Loga Kahate Heifi Bhagavan Kh6te Nahli, Sheka Vidura Ghar Ke Jeise KhilEte Nahii, Bhakta Shabari Ke Jeise Khilaya Karo. People say God does not occept food. They do not feed Him qs Vidurq did.

(5)

Krishna...

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Feed the Lord

with devotion like Shabari.

Loga Kahate Heiil Sankat Mefi Ate NahTfi, Sati Draupadi KI Taraha Se BulEte Nahifi, Krishna... Ter Gaja Ki Taraha Se Sun6te Chalo. (6) People say the Lord does not come in adversity. They do not call Him single-mindedly as Draupadi did. Go on calling Him intensely like Gaiendra (the elephant devotee). Chahe K65hi Chalo, Chahe MathurE Chalo, ChEhe Praydga Chalo, ChEhe AyodhyE Chalo, Prema Bhakti Ke M6rga Barhate Chalo. (7)
Go

Krishqa...

to any (of the sacred places) - Kashi, Mathura, Prayaga or

Ayodhya.
Ever go on increasing your devotion and love. YEda AvegE Prabhu Ko, Kabhi Na Kabhi, DEsa PEvega Prabhu Ko, KabhT Na Kabhi, AisE Vi6hvEsa Mana Mefi Jamate Chalo. (8)

Krishna...

One day the Lord will remember. One day this seruant

will

have His Darshan (vision).

Go on increasing suchfoith inyour heart.

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SHRI KRISHNAM VANDE


Shri rfiShnam Vande Jagad-gurum. Praslda Deve6ha Jagan-niv6sa. I bow to Lord Krishna, the Master of the world... Be Gracious, O Lord of the gods, O Abode of theWorld...

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CHALO MANA
Mira Bai

Chalo Mana Gang6 YamunE Tira.

O mind! Go to the banks of the Ganga and theyamuna!


GangE Yamun6 Nirmala PEni,
Sn-r,uata

Hota SharTra. (1)

Chalo Mana...

With the pure waters of Ganga and Yamuna


The body become refreshed.

O mind!. . . Mora Mukuta P-rt6mbara Sohe, Kundala Jhalakata Hira. (2)


Chalo Mana... Wearing a crownwith a peacock'sfeather, He looks charming in

yellow silk,

With diqmonds sparkling in His earrings,

Omind!...
Bansi Bajavata Gavata KEnh6, Sanga Liye Balabira. (3) Chalo Mana... Playing the flute and singing, Krishnq wanders

In the company of Balaram (His brother).

Omind!...
MirE Ke Prabhu Giridhara NEgara, Charana Kamala Para SIra. (4) Chalo Mana...

Mira's Lord is the Beloved Giridharq (Krishna), My head is ever at His Lotus Feet. O mind!.. .

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KESHAVA MADHAVA GOVINDA JAYA


Ke6hava M6dhava Govinda JaYa.

REdhe-krishna Mukunda JaYa JaYa. (the Lord Glory to Keshava (the Lord with beautiful hair), to Msdhava

of Shri Lakshmi),
(the Giver To Rqdhe-krishns (Radhab consort Krishna) to Mukunda Freedom)! Glory, glory to Him! i.*'l$ { *

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GOVINDA TAYA

'AYA

Govinda Jaya JaYa, GoPEla JaYa JaYa Glory, glory to Govinda (the Protector of the cows)!
Glory, glory to GoPala (the Cowherd)!

REdhE-ramalla Hari, Govinda Jaya Jaya' Glory, glory to Govinda, Hqri, Rqdhs's Beloved!

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SUNAIA SUNA'A
SunEjE SunEjE SunEjE Krishna

Tu GrtEvEla JffEna SunEjE Krighqa. (1) O Krishna! Let us hear! O Krishnq! Let us hesr the knowledge of Gita! Dikhaja Dikhaje DikhajA Krishr.ra O MEdhuri Si M0rti Dikhaje Kflgh1a. (2) O Krishna! Show us/ O Krishnq! Show us your graceful Form! PiEjE PiEje PiEjE Kflghqa O Prema BharE py6t6 pil6jE (ishpa. (3) O Krishna! FilI our hearts! O Krishna! Fill our heartswith the cup of Love! Khilaja Khilaje KhiEje Krishna. O MEkhana Aur Mi6hri KhiEje Krishna. (4) O Krishna! Feed us! O Krishna! Feed us with sweet butter and sugar candy!
LagEjE LagEjE LagEjE Krishna Meri NayyE Ko p6ra LagEjd K1ighr.ra. (5)

O Krishna! Take! O Krishna!Take my boat to


shore!

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SunEjE Sun5ja Sun6jE Krishna TU BEnsurT Ki TEna Sun6ja Krighr;ra. (6)

SunEjE. . . O Krishna! Play (your flute), O Krishna! Let us hear your melodious

flute!

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VIPINA VIHARI
epithet of Lord Krishna.] [Radhe is the name of a beloved Gopi; shyam is an

Vipina-viharl Radhe-Shy6ma, Kufija-vihEri Rddhe-Shyama Ba nke-vi hE ri REd he-Shy6ma, Devaki-na nda na REdhe-Shy6ma'
He Who roams in the forest-Radhe-Shyama; HeWho rosms in the bowers-Radhe-Shyama;
B
e

au

ifu I Wa n d er e r

Son of D ev aki-Radhe-ShY ama.

Ra dh

- ShY am a ;

Gopik6-vallabha REdhe-6hy6ma, R6dhE-vallabha Radhe-Shyama Krishna-mur6ri R6dhe-Shy6ma, KarunE-sagara Radhe-Shyema' Beloved of the Gopis-Radhe-Shyama ;
Belove d

of Radha-Radhe-ShY

ama ;

Krishna, the Destroyer of (demon) Murs -Rsdhe-Shyama;


O

cean of compassion-Radhe-Shy ama.

Bha kti-d6ya ka REd he-Shya ma, Sha kti-dayaka Rad he-Shya ma

BhuKi-dEya ka REdhe-ShyEma, Giver of Bhakti (devotion)


G iv

Mu

kti-d6ya ka R6dhe-ShyE ma'

er of p ow er

Giv er

of eni oyments-Radhe-Shyama ;

Radhe- ShY ama ;

-Radhe-Shyama;

Giver

of Mukti (liberation)-Radhe-Slryama.

Sach-chid-Snanda Redhe-Shydma, Sadguru-rupa REdhe-Shydma Sarva-r0pa 5n ri Raane-Shydma, Sa rva-nEma Strri Raane-Shy6ma


REdhe-ShyEma REdhe-5hy6ma, REdhe-Shy6ma Sfrri Radfre-ShyE ma. Exis te n c e - Kn owl e d g e - Bliss Rs dhe'Shy am a ; True teacher of all-Radhe-ShYama;

In all for m s -Radheln all names


-Radhe

ShY ama ;

-ShY ama.

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Devotional Songs

KRISHNA KRISHNA MUKUNDA


Krishna Krishna Mukunda Jandrdana, Krishna Govinda NErEyana Hare, Achyut5nanda Govinda M6dhava, sach-chid-Enanda Ndr6yana Hare. Krishna ,.. Thou art Krishna (Blue like the slcy), Mukunda (the Liberator), Janardana (Who gives joy to devotees), Krishna Govinds (the protector of the cows and the earth), o Narayana Hari (the R"fug" of everyone who takes away Achyuta-Ananda (the Immutable Bliss),

ail sorrow)!

Govinda Madhava (the Lord of the Goddess Lakshmi), sat- Chit-Ananda ( Existence- consciousness-Bliss A b solute)

o Naroyana

Hari!
R6ma REma Nara-simha purushottama, R6ghava REma NarEyana Hare, R6vanEri Kodanda REma Raghu-vara, Shrl-dhara REma NErayana Hare.

Krishna...
Thou art Rama (Who gives joy), Narasimha (the Divine Man-lion Incarnation), Purushottama (the Supreme Soul), Raghava (the Descendent of Raghu), O Rama!Narayana Hari! Thou art Ravanari (Rama, the Enemy of Ravona),

Who holds the'Kodqnd.e'bow, the Lord of Raghu,s dynasty, who has the Goddess of wealth at His bosom, o Rama Narayana Hari!
Garuda Gamana KamsEri Madhu-s0dana, Shegha Shayana ShrI ruerayana Hare, Murali Krishna Murari Mana-mohana, Madana GopEla NErdyana Hare.

Krishna ...
Thou hast the eagle Garuda asvehicle, Thou art the Enemy of Kamsa and the Destroyer of Madhu, Thy bed is the divine serpent Shesha, O Lord! O Narayana Hari! Thou art the Flute-player, Krishna, the Enemy of Mura, the Enchanter

ofhearts,
The God of Love, the Cowherd, O Narayana

Hari!

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Vasudeva Govinda DEmodara, Nanda-nandana Nerayana Hare, Vdmana Vishnu Gauri Lakshmi-dhara, Velu-gopala NErayapa Hare' Krighna ... Thou art the Son ofVasudeva, Govinda, Damodara (Who is attainable
through a purified mind), The Son of Nanda, O NaraYana Hari! Thou art the Dwarf lncarnation Vamana, Vishnu (Who pervades everything), The Lord of Gauri and Lakshmi, the Flute-player Gopala, O Narayana

Hari!
lhdma-n6bha pammeSha SanEtana, Pamma-purugha Shri NEr6yana Hare, Pdndu ranga Vitthala Pura ndara, PundarikEkSha NE rEyana Ha re' Krishna ... Thou art Padmanqbhs (vishnu, fromwhose navel sprang the Lotus

of the tJniverse), Psrameshwara (the Supreme Lord), Sanatana (the Eternal), Paramapurusha (the Supreme Soul), O Narayana Hari! (Thou art Lord) Panduranga, vitthala and Purandarq, who dwells in the cave of our heart, O Narayana Hari!
Sh

ri-nivasa Anirudd ha Dharani-d hara, AprameyEtm6 N6rdyana Hare, Dina-bandhu Bhagavanta DayE-nidhe, Devaki,-tanaya NSrayana Hare. Krishna ... Thou art the Aboile of Lakshmi, the Unobstructed One,

'

The Sustainer of this earth, the Inscrutable One, O Narayana Hari! Thou art the Friend of the helpless, the Glorious Lord,

An

Ocean

of compassion, the

Son

of Devaki, O Narayana Hari!

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SHRI KRISHNA CHAITANYA


Shri Krighna Chaitanya prabhu NityEnanda, Hare Krishna Hare REma Sfrri Radne Govinda. shri Krishna Chaitanya qnd prabhu Nityanandawere twofamous vaishnava saintswho popurarized the path of devotion (Bharctiyoga) and the Mahamantra (Hare Rsma Hare Rama, Rama Rama Hare Hare, Hare. Krishna Hare Krishna, Krishna Knshnq Hare Hare).

RADHE RADHE
REdhe R6dhe REdhe Radhe R6dhe Govinda AnEtha-nEthana Dlna-bandhu REdhe Govinda Nanda-kumEra Navanlrta-chora BrindEvana-chandra

An6tha-n6thana Dlna-bandhu REdhe Govinda


O O
Rqdha..... !

O Govinda!
the

O Radha!O Govindq! Moon of Brindavana, O Lord of the helpless, Friend of the suffering, O Radha!O Gwinda!
Son

O Lord of thehelpless, Friend of the suffeing,

of Nanda, Stealer of butter,

Shr, Radha

SALUTATIONS fO SHftI ftA{}HA, the Warld.Msther, Who is the inseparabl4 derered'con$olt af$hri,KTisttna, theflute-bearer of Brindwar.. She was an incarnation of the Goddess Lakshmi and the embodiment of selless love. Her sole obj*t of ex:isterrce was ta fulfil the wishes ol Snri Krishnu. Alt thi Quiera of Dwark*are Her reflectrons, Latita and the other

* tie aiona"(Bliss) ip,eeiiof X*Cniueinnad Arahman. fhe in rurs lnscrutn+le *CIy, lrronrad. ta gperienci the Ananda of Hit u*i s*o*pi A"W iq n" p*irc,"a naaia, ni uinweywar to- os Kriihna. She was the eibodimeit of Frema (lwe) snd Blwktt (devotian). ,,.',,$fte,tdbk&i i,t:'Sll{Sf,',*p'{.Serr ibft*:lq${$ii:fu, rfgffid*u$$via. the true relatdon*hrp o4 ttrq .Jorytr,, and lhe behed, urtricti rs thi esynce af
Rudha

Lord,

,i

Vedo,rea

andforps.:

to_"ryry1a

**i

trrd.,

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nawefter

. . ,, ,

afi b{ntgs,

dn

sF'thcsc nomes

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BHA'O RADHE GOVINDA


Bhajo Rddhe Govinda, GopElS Tera foEra NEma Hei,
GopElE Tera PyEra Ndma Hei, Nandalal6 Tera Pydra Ndma Hei. Bhajo...

Worship Radha (Shri Krishna's beloved) and Govinda (the Protector of the cows)! Gopala (the Cowherd) isYour lovely Name; Nandalqla (Nanda's Son) is Your charming Nome. Mora Muku[a M6the Tilaka, Gale Vaijanti MEIE, Prabhu Gale Vaijantl MEIE, Koi Kahe Vasudeva KE Nandana, Koi Kahe NandalElE, Prabhu Koi Kahe NandalEl6. Bhajo... You wear a crown with a peacock's feather, a holy mark on Your forehead and a multicoloured garland aroundYour neck, O Lord! A g arland of Vaij ayanti flowers around Your neck! Some say thqtYou are the Son ofVasudeva; others say You are the Child of Nandababa, O Lord! Others say You are the Child of

(1)

Nsndabqba.

Jala Mefi Gaja Ko Gr6ha Ne Gher6, Jala Mefi Chakra ChalSya, Prabhu Jala Mei Chakra ChalEy6, Jaba Jaba Bhira Pari BhaKan Para, Nange Pairofi AyE Prabhu Nange Pairofi Aya. Bhajo... When the elephant Gajendrawas caught by the crocodile in thewater, You released Your drscus to save him. O Lord!You released Your discus to save him! Whenever devotees are overwhelmed by misfortunes, You come barefoot. O LordlYou come barefoot.

(2)

Arjuna KE Ratha Tumne Haika, Bh6rata Bhai La;EI,


Prabhu Bh6rata Bhai La;Ei, Bhagatofi Ke KhEtir Prabhu Ji, Adan6 Nand6 NEI, Prabhu AdanE NandE NaT. (3) Bhajo ... You drove Arjunq's chsriot in the battlefield of Kauravas and Pandavas. O Lord! In the battlefield of Kauravas and Pandavas. You took the form of your devotee Nanda, a common barber, to protect him from the King's wrath. O Lord! (To protect) the common barber
Nanda-

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Draupadi Ne Jaba Tumheil PukEra, SEri Ana BarhEi, Prabhu SEri Ana Ba;hEi, Ndma Ko Lekara Visha Bhi Pi Gayi, Bhajo ... Dekho MIrEbEi, Prabhu Dekho Mlrabai. When Draupadi called to You for help, You lengthened her sari (cloth), O Lord! You lengthened her sqri! It is even possible to (safely) drink

(4)

poison by repeating Your Nqme!


Look at Mirabai, O Lord! Look at Mirabai!

Narasi Ke Saba KEma Sailvdre, Mujhko Mat BisarEre, Prabhu Mujhko Mat Bisarare, Janama Janama Se Teri S6rangi, Bhajo ... Tero Hi Nama PukEre, Prabhu Tero Hi Nama PukEre.

(5)

Alt

the

tosks o/Ncrsi were (really) accomplished by You! Plesse do not


me. please do

forget
(

O Lord,

notforget me! Birth after birth, may I beYour Sarangi

string ed musical instrument ). (Birth after birth) moy I repeatYour Name. O Lord! Moy I repeatYour Name!

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JAYA SHRI RADHE

:aya Shri Redha Jaya Nanda-nandana, Jaya Jaya Gopi Jana Mana-rafijana. (1) Glory to Shri Radhe!GIory to Nsndanandana (Nanda's Son)! Glory, glory to the Gopis! Glory to the Enchanter of hearts!
Govinda Jaya Jaya GopEla Jaya JaYa, RddhS-ramana Hari Govinda Jaya Jaya. (2) Glory to Govinda (the Protector of the cows)! Glory to Gopala (the
Cowherd)!

Glory to Radha-ramana (Radha's Beloved)!Glory to Govinda!


REma Ji Ki Jaya laya Lak5hman Ji
KT

Jaya Jaya,

Da6haratha Kum6r Ch6roi Bh6iyofi Ki Jaya Jaya. (3) Glory to Rama! Glory to Lakshmana (Rama's brother)! GIory to thefour brothers, sons of King Dasharaths!

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MERA SHYAMA
Mera ShyEma Bara AlabelS

Meri Mataki Ko MEra Gay6 My Shyama (Blue like the slcy) is very naughty. He pelted stones at my earthen pot.
Kabhi GahgE Ke Tira, Kabhi Yamuna Ke TIra Kabhi SarayU Ke Tira AkelE.

Dhela.

Mera . .

(1)

Mera . .

Sometimes on Gang es' banks, sometimes on Yamuna's

And sometimes alone on Sarayu's banks.


Kabhi Gopiyofi Ke Sanga, Kabhi Gv6lofi Ke Sanga Kabhi Gauvefi Char5ve AkelE.

(2)

Mera . .

He is sometimes with Gopis and sometimes with cowherds, And sometimes alone with the grazing cows. Kabhi Bham5 Ke Sanga, Kabhi Rukmini Ke Sanga KabhT R5dha Ke Sanga AkeE.

(3)

Mera . .

He is sometimes with Satyabhama, sometimes with Rukmini, And sometimes alone with Radhs. Kabhi S0raj Ke Sanga, Kabhi Chand5 Ke Sahga Kabhi Taroi Se Ghera Akele.

(a)

Mera . .

Sometimes with the sun, sometimes with the moon, Sometimes alone surrounded by the stars. Kabhi Santofi Ke Sanga, Kabhi Bhaktoi Ke Sahga Kabhl MastT Mefi BeithE Akel6.

(5)

Mera . .

Sometimes with saints, sometimes with devotees, Sometimes sitting alone, lost in rapture.

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NATAVARA LAL GIRIDHARA GOPAL


Nalavara Lal Giridhara GoPEl, Jaya Jaya Nanda YaShodd Ke Bdl.
SEra SEra Sabake Sar, Radhe Rasika Vara Rasa Bihdr. Mqrvelous Dancer, Who lifted Govardhana MountainwithYour little

finger, O Gopala! Glory! Glory to the Son of Nanda andYashoda! You q.re the Essence of all! The Essence of all!
You danced

with Radhs in the playful

Rasa dance!

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Sphatika Sphatika Maya Gopi Mandala DhEma, Gopi Gopi Madhya Marakata Snyam. Natavara LEl... Shining!Shining like crystal is the abode of the Gopis! ln between each two Gopis, You are shining like a precious Gem!

1t1

MarvelousDancer...
Dhanya Dhanya Vraja Gopi Dhanya Ho, Dhanya Vrind5vana Kufija Dhanya Ho, Vraja Mriga Khaga Saba Dhanya Dhanya Ho, Vraja Raja YamunE Pulin Dhanya Ho.

(2)

Natavara LEl...

Blessed!Blessed are the Gopis of the Land ofVrajal Blessed is Vrindavqna and blessed its groves!
Blessed, blessed are the animals, birds and qll the land ofVrajal Blessed is the sandy beach ofVraja (onwhich they danced) by the

RiverYamuna!

MqrvelousDqncer...
Sharada PUrnimE Nirmala yamund,

Adbhuta REsa Mahotsava Anupama. SEra SEra Sabake Sara, Redhe Rasika Priya Rasa VihEr.

(3)

Natavara Lal...

On the full-moon night of the Autumn seeson, the pure waters of the

Yamunaflowing, Wonderful and unparelleled is the great Rasa Festival. It is the Essence of all! The Essence of all!
The Rasa is the Essence of Radha and Krishna's Love!

MarvelousDancer...

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RADHE SHYAM
RSdhe Shyem, Radhe Shyam, Radhe M6dhava, REdhe Snyam. Radhe Shyama (Krishna), Rqdhe Shyam,
Radha Madhava (the Lord

of Lakshmi), Radhe Shyam.

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Brija-jana Rafijana, REdhe ShYam,


enava-Onaya Bhafijana, Radhe ShYam,
Papa Vibhafijana, Rddhe ShYam, Radhe Shy6m"' Duhkha Nikandana, R6dhe Snyam. (or Vraia)' Radhe Shyam' The One Who delights the people of Brija of Samsara (cycle of birth and death)' The One Who destroys the

1t;

fear

Rsdhe Shyam, The Desffoyer of sin, Radhe ShYam, The Destroyer of sorrow, Radhe Shyam'

Shyamala Sundara, R6dhe ShYam, Murali Manohara, Radhe ShYEm, Karun6 Sdgara, Radhe ShYam, Brahma ParEtpara, R5dhe Sfryam. (Z)

R6dhe Snyam...

The Dqrk and Beautiful, Radhe Slryam' The OneWho steals the heartswith Hisflute, Radhe Shyam' The Ocean of compassion, Radhe Shyam, Brahman, the Supreme Self, Radhe Shyam'

SIVANANDA ASHRAM GURU SHLOKAS


BrahmEnandam parama-sukhadam Kevalam JffEna_muftim, DvandvEt-ltam Gagana-sadrisham Tat-tvam-asy6di_lakhyam. Ekam Nitya m Vima lam-acha lam Sa rvad hi-sE kghi_bh Utam, BhEv6tita m Triguna-rahitam Sadgu ru1n Ta 4 NamEm i. Prostrations to the sqt Guru, the Brqhman, who is the ultimste Bliss, Who is the giver of supreme happiness, Who is the embodiment

of

Supreme Knowledge, Who is beyond the pairs of opposites, Who is vast like the sl<y, who is ottqinable through asserfions like ,,Tat

Twam

Asi'l Who is one, eternal, pure and changeless, Who is thewitness of all the states of the mind, Who transcends modifications, Who is devoid of the three Gunas (qualities of Nature).
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Aj

fr

5 na

-ti m i rE

ndh

asya

J fi E n E

frja na

-S h a I E

kaya,

Chakh u r-u n mll ita m yena Tasma i Sh ri,-g u rave Na mah. Prostrqtions to that Guru who has opened, with the colryrium-stick ofknowledge, the eyes ofthose who have been rendered blind

by the

darkness ofignorance.

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w.

Akha nda-manda lakara m Vyapta p yena Cha r6cha ra m, Tat-padam Dar6hitam yena Tasmai Shri,-gurave Namah, Prostrations to that worshipfut Guru who has reveared that Reality which pervades the entire universe - the moveable and the immoveable.

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urur-brah ma Gu ru r-vish nu r-g uru r-devo Ma he6hvarah, Guruh Sakghet paraln Brahma Tasmai Shri-gurave Namah.

Prostrations to that shri Guru, who is himserf Brahma (the Creator), Vishnu (the Preserver) and Maheswara (Shiva, the Dissolver), and Who is verily the Supreme Absolttte ltself.

:i

,Thursday,

',l

Dedicated to The Guru

Orfr A- S guruiiiaiarnEtrnane ama,li, ,'. A,ii' ObAisiihcii:rc:*ord $fircnando.,.,,,


.'OmrPiostl I ,': ': ,r fltr Supreme,.Selfl r .;.
hs,ifo,tfid,S&f ',,{{rad fiutu,
.'

O$

r.ramb ehagatate ShivEnaadaya..

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Songs

DhyEna-mOlam Guror-mEftih pEj6-mElam Guroh pada4, Mantra-mulam Guror-vE kya m Moksha-m Elam Guroh Krip6. The form of the Guru rs rhe basrs of meditation, thefeet of the Guru are the basis of worship, the words of the Guru are the basis of

Mantra,

the grace of the Guru is rhe basis

of Liberation.

',rn

1df.ra."

Om Namah Shivaya Gurave, Sach-chid-Enanda MUftaye,


N

ishprapafi chaya ShanUya,

N irE

lam bEya Tejase.

be to the Guru, Who is Shiva (bliss and auspiciousness), who is the embodiment of Existence-consciousnessBliss, Who is beyondworld consciousness, Who is peacefuL without any support and self-effulgent.

Om! Prostrations

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Nitya-Shuddham Nirabh5sam Nirakaram Niraffjanam, Nitya-bodham ChidEnandam Gurum Brahma Nam6myaham' I prostrate to thqt Guru, Who is the eternally pure Brahman' qwake as pure ever effulgent, formless, foinfless and eternally
Consciousness-Bliss. g1\ {v

Anyatha Sharanam NastiTvameva Sharanam Mama Tasmad Karunya Bhavena Raksha RakSha Mahe5hvara' There is no refuge for me elsewhere; Thou alone art my sole refuge'
Therefore,

from

the depths of Thy compassion, protect me' protect

me, O Supreme

Lord!

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or1 saha Navavatu saha Nau Bhunaktu, saha Viryaryr KaravSvahai.


Tejasvi Navadhitamastu, Ma Vidvish6vahai. om shantih Snantih Sfrantil. Om! May He protect us both (the Guru and the disciple)' May we generate spiritual energy together,

May our study be fruitfuI, may there


Om peace peace Peace!

be

no discord between us'

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SadS6hiva Samd rambham Sha nka rEchErya MadhyamEm Asmad-Echd rya Parya nta 4 Va nde Guru-param param' I bow and pay homage to the long line of successive Gurus thqt originatedwith the Supreme Lord Himself, that has Acharya Shankara

at its midpoint, (and extends unto today) to my own Guru (Who is' to
me, the present representative of this spiritual lineage)'

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SHRI DATTATREYA SHTOKAS


Adau Brahma Madhye Vishnuh Ante Devah Sad66hivall M0rti-traya Svarup6ya Datt6treya Namo,stute
Prostrqtions to Lord Dattatreya

who is the monifestation of the Trimurti: Brqhma at the beginning (as the Creator), vishnu at the middre (as the preserver) and the eternq.l Shivq at the end (as the Dissolver).

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lanma VinaShaya Oeha Shuddhi-karEya Cha Digambara DayE-murte DattEtreya Namo,stute. Prostrations to Lord Dqttq.treya (Whose wisdom teachings) purifi our body-consciousness by destroying (the notions of) janma (birth), duhkhair (suffering), jara (otd age), vyadi (disease), and mrityu (death);
Who is vast as Space and an embodiment of mercy.

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Jagad- utpatti

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Ka rtre Cha Sthiti Sa m h6 ra-hetave Bhava-pa6ha Vimuktdya DattEtreya Namo,stute

Om Sfrri Gurudeva Dattat Prostrations to Lord Dattatreya Who is the cquse of creation, preservation qnd dissolution of the world and

from the Om Divine Mqster Dqtta!


us

Who liberates

snares of

wortdty existence.

Shri Dattatreya

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TRADITIONAL GURU PARAMPARA


Om Namo BrahmEdibhyo Brahma-vidy6-sampradEya Kaft ribhyo Vam6ha rsh i bhyo Mahadbhyo Namo Guru bhyah Saruopaplavarahita[r prajfi Ena-ghanah Pratyag-aftho Brahmaiv5ham-asmi.

om. obeisqnce to Lord Brahman and others, to the propounders of of Brahman, to the traditionar rine of seers and Sages and to the great and the revered. ones; obeisance to the spiritual Masters. 1 am Brqhmanwho isfteefrom all sins, who is s mass of Consciousness and the innermost essence in all.
the supreme knowledge

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NErEyalam Padma-bhavam Vasishtham, Sfraftim Cha Tat-putra-parEsharam if.r.. V!6sam Shukam Gauda-padam MahEntam, Govi nda-yogindramathEsya 5h ishyam.

I always offer my prostrations to the Supreme Brahman, Lord Narayana, the creator Brahma bornfrom the lotus, the great sage
Vasishtha, Shqkti and his son parashqra, Vyosa, Shuka, the great Gaudapadacharya, Govindapada, the best among yogis, and his
dis c ipl e Shri Shanka r a ch ary a.

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5hri,-shankarEch5ryamathEsya padma-pEdam Cha,


HastEmalakam Cha Sfrignyam.
Ta

To[a ka r.n VE rti ka-k6 ra m-Sh iva na nda m -a nyE n

Asmad-gurUn Santata MEnato,smi. (Prostrations) also to Shri Shankarqcharya,s (main) disciples: Padmapadacharya, Totakacharya, Hastamalakacharya and sureshvaracharya, the quthor of the gross on the commentaries
his Masten qnd Gurudev

of

shri swami sivanandaji Maharoj

and an my

other spiritual mqsters.

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Shruti-smriti-purEnEnEm-alayam KarunElayam. Nama m i Bha gavat-pada m Shankaram Loka-6han kara m. I bow down fo Shri ShankaracharyaWho is the repository of all the
Vedqs, the Smritis and the Puranas, Who is the store-house of

all

compassion, Whose feet are most worthy of worship and Who is the
bestower of all auspiciousness to the whole world.

sa {*
m Keshavam Badaraya nam. SUtra-bhashya-kritau Vande Bagavantau Punah Punah. Obeisance to Shankqracharya Who is Shankqra Himself (Lord Shiva) and toVyasaWho is Narayanahimself (LorilVishnu), the suthors of the commentary on the Brahma Sufros and the Sutrqs themselves
Sha nkara

Sha nka rachErya

respectively.

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iShvaro Gurur-6tmeti Mufti-bheda-vibhagine. Vyomavad fi5pta-dehEya Dakshina-m U]taye Na mah. ftosfrafions to Shri Dakshinamurti, Who manifests in three dffirent
ospecrs os

M,

Guru and Self, and Whose body is all-pervading like space.

idhaye Sarua VidyE nE4 Bhighaje Bhava-rogip6m, Gurave Sarua-lokEn6q DakghiqrE-mErtaye Namah. Prosfrations to Lord Dakshinamurti, Who is the abode of all knowledge, Who is the physician to those afflicted with the disease of worldly existence, and Who is the Guru of all the worlds.
N

Shnf Dakshinamuiti

SAfU?i4ffONS TO LORD Dakshinamurti, who is Lord Shiva Himself in His aspect as World Teqchen the personification of ultimate o,wareness
and supreme knowledge. Lord Dakshinamurti is portrayed. os being deeply absorbed

in yogic meditation. Averse soys;

'tol What a wonder at the

foot of yonder barryan tree! Aged and gray disciples sit at the lotus feet of And the exposition he gives them rs through Silence! More wonderfut s;till, in this Silence, the disciples are completely fteed of all doubts and experience supreme bliss olone. Awonder of wonders indeed!" Lord Dakshinamurti dwells in the heart of every being. He is ever instructing. We do not hesr his silent teaching because of the din and uproar of our senses and mind. When these are silenced through meditation, we will hear his silenr erposifions and all doubts wilt be rent asunder. Whtat will remain? The direct experience of theTruth. Moy His blessing be upon us all!
a mere youth!
Oryr Strri

DakphifimErtaye tr,[ama[

Om! Protstrafions to Lord Dakshinamurtaye.

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GURVASHTAKAM
Shri Shankaracharya

Shariram Sur0parl Tatha VE Kalatram Ya6ha6h-chEru Chitram Dhanam Meru-tulyam.

Tataf

Mana6h-chenna Lagnam Guror-anghri-padme Kir-n Tataf Ki1n Tataf Kiq Tatah Kim. (1) One's body may be handsome, wife beautiful, fame excellent qnd varied, and weqlth like Mount Meru; but if one's mind is not attached to the lotus feet of the Guru, What is the use? What is the use? What is the use?

Kalatram Dhanam Putra-pautrEdi Sarvarl Griham BEndhavEh Saruam-etaddhi JEtam. Mana6h-chenna Lagnam Guror-anghri-padme

Tatall Kip Tatah Kim Tatafi

Kir_n

Tatah Kim. (2)

One may have wife, wealth, sons, grandsons,


home, relatives and everything else;

but if one's mind is not attached to the lotus feet of the Guru, What is the use? Whst is the use? Whst is the use? $ha{-ahgEdi-ved6 Mukhe Sh6stra-vidyE
KaviWEdi Gadyary Supadyap Karoti.

Mana6h-chenna Lagnam Guror-anghri-padme Tataf Kip Tatafi Ki4 Tatall Kip Tatah Kim. (3) One might have thoroughly studied the Vedas with its six limbs, mastered the Scriptures
and be able to compose wonderful poetry and prose pieces; but if one's mind be not attached to the lotusfeet of the Guru, What is the use? What is the use? What is the use?

Vide6heshu MEnya[ SvadeSheshu Dhanyah Sad6chdra-vritteshu Matto Na ChEnyah. Mana6h-chenna Lagnam Guror-anghri-padme

Tataf

Kil1t

Tataf Kil1t Tataf Kip Tataf Kim. (4)

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One may be honoured abroad and hqve great wealth at home, and none con surpcss him in righteous conduct; but if one's mind is not attsched to the lotus feet of the Guru, What is the use? Whqt is the use? What is the use? KshamE-mandale BhIpa-bhEpEla-vrindaih
Sad6 Sevitam Yasya P5daravindam. ManaSh-chenna Lagnam Guror-anghri-padme Tatah Kim Tatah Kim Tataf Kip Tatall Kim. (5) Hosts of emperors and the greatest kings of the world may bow at his feet and serve him; but if one's mind is not attoched to the lotus feet of the Guru,

What is

the use?

What is the use? What is the use?

Ya6ho Me Gatam Dikghu DEna-prat6paj Jagad-vastu Sarvam Kare Yat-prasadat.

Mana6h-chenna Lagnam Guror-anghri-padme


Tatal.r Kim Tatah Kim Tatah Kim Tatah Kim. (6) Even

if

one's fame has

spread in all directions,

and because ofhis charitable deeds there is nothing in the whole world that he cannot attain, if one's mind is not qttqched to the lotus feet of the Guru,

What is the use? What is the use? What is the use?


Na Bhoge Na Yoge Na Va V6ji-rajau Na Kant6-mukhe Naiva Vitteshu Chittam.

Mana6h-chenna Lagnam Guror-anghri-padme Tatah Kim Tatah Kim Tataf Kir.n Tatafi Kim. (7) Even if one is not attached to worldly pleasures, To acquiring wealth, kingd.oms, spouse, family or treasures, if one's mind be not attached to the lotus feet of the Guru, What is the use? What is the use? What is the use? Aranye Na Vd Svasya Gehe Na KErye Na Dehe Mano Vaftate Me Tvanarghye. ManaSh-chenna Lagnam Guror-anghri-padme

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Tatah Kim Tatah Kim Tatal.r Kim Tatall Kim. (B) Even if his mind is anchored in forest life, or in the home or duties or in great thoughts,

if

one's mind is not attached to the lotusfeet of the Guru,

What is the use? Whqt is the use? Whqt is the use?


Phala5hruti:
Gu ror-asta kar.n Ya h Pathet-pu nya-dehi, Yatir-bhupatir-brahmachari Cha Gehi, Labhed-vafi chhit6rtham Pada1n Brahma safrjfr am,

Guror-uKa-vikye Mano Yasya Lagnam.


That blessed one who reads this octad on the Guru, focused on the words of the Guru, whether he be an ascetic, king, student or householder, attains the desired goal, the realization of Brahman.
whose mind
is

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OM GURU JAYA GURU


Om Guru Jaya Guru Sach-chid-Enanda Guru, Sach-chid-6nanda Guru Shivananda Sadguru. Glory to the Guru who is the Sacred Syllable Om, who is Sat-chitananda (Existence-Consciousness- Bliss Absolute)! Sat-chit-ananda Guru! Sivananda, the true Spiritual Master!
O1n Guru Jaya Guru Sach-chid-Snanda Guru,

Sach-chid-Snanda Guru ChidEnanda Sadguru. Glory to the Guru, who is the Om, who is Sat-chit-ananda! Sat-chit-ananda Guru! Chidananda, the true spiritual Master!

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SIVANAN DA YOGIN DRA STUTIH


Sadd PEvanam JEhnavi-tiravasam
SadE Sva-svar0pEnusandhEna-ShTlam, SadE Suprasannam DayElum Bhaje'ham

Shivananda Yogindram-Enanda-mEftim. ( 1) He who dwells on the holy banks of the ever-purifying Ganga, Who is ever intent on observation of his own SeIf, Who is always in a state of joy and is very, very compassionate,
O Chief among theYogins,
Sivanqnda, an embodiment of Bliss Absolute, I rejoice inThy remembrance!

Harer-divya-ndma Svayam Kirtayantam Hareh P6da-bhaKim SadE Bodhayantam, Hareh PEda-padma-stha Bhringam Bhaje'ham Shivananda Yogindram-Enanda-m0rtim. (2) He who ever sings the divine Names of Lord Hari, ' Andwhose deep devotionbrings great consolation to others, Ever merged in devotion unto the Lord's lotus-feet like a honey-bee engrossed in imbibing sweet honey from a flower, O Chief among theYogins, Sivananda, an embodiment of Bliss Absolute, I rejoice inThy remembrance! JarE-vy6dhi-daurbalya SamplditEnEm Sad6rogyadam Yasya KEru nya-netra m, Bhaje'ham SamastEfta-sevadhurinam
SnivananOa Yoglndram-Snanda-mErtim. (3) He whose compassionate gaze brings relieffrom the sufferings of old age, disease and weakness,
And who is most competent to serye those who are

in misery,

O Chief among theYogins, Sivananda, qn embodiment of Bliss Absolute,

I rejoice inThy remembrance!

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SadE Niruikalpe Sthiram Yasya Chittap

Sad6 Kumbhitah Pr6na-v6yur-nikdmam, SadE Yoga-nishtham Niriham Bhaje'ham Shivenanda Yogindram-ananda-mUrtim. (a) Hewho is estsblished in the highestYogic state of Nirvikalpa Samadhi Andwhose PranaVayu (one of thefivevital oirs) is stilled in the state of Kumbhaka (yogic retention of breath), Who is qbsorbed in the highestYoga and whose mind is all peace, O Chief among theYogins, Sivananda, an embodiment of Bliss Absolute,

I rejoice inThy remembr.tnce!


Mahamudra-bandhadi-yogEnga-daksham Sushumnantare Chit-svarUpe Nimagnam, Mah6yoga-nid16-vilinam Bhaje'ham Shivananda Yogindram-6nanda-mUrtim. (5) Hewho is an adept in all the branches ofYoga, like mudra, bandha, etc. Whose mind is absorbed in the Sushumnq (subtle, spiritual channel) and rests in pure Consciousness, Who is resting in the blissful state of Maha Yoga Nidra,
O Chief among theYogins, Sivanqnda, qn embodiment of Bliss Absolute, I rejoice inThy remembrance!

Day6-sEgaram Sarua-kalyana-rd6him SadE Sach-chid-Snanda-rupe Nilinam, SadEchara-Shilam Bhaje'ham Bhaje'har.n Shivenanda Yogindram-Snanda-m0rtim. (6)

Hewho is an ocean of compassion and all sorts of blessings, Who qbides in the stqte of Existence-Consciousness-Bliss,
Who is a model of ideal conduct, My prayers are unto Thee! My prayers are unto Thee! O Chief among theYogins, Sivananda, un embodiment of Bliss Absolute,

I rejoice inThy remembrance!


BhavEmbodhi-nauk6-nibham Yasya Netra4 MahEmoha-ghordndhakEram Harantam, Bhaje'ha4 SadE Tam Mah6ntam NitEntam

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Shivenanda Yogindram-Snanda-muftim. (7)


He whose eyes are like a boat 6f compassion guiding us ocross the dark ocean ofdelusion, Who saves us from the dire calamity of Maya, my prayers are unto Thee! He who has exemplary devotion, who is established in the One Alone, O Chief among theYogins, Sivananda, qn embod.iment of BlissAbsolute,

I rejoice inThy remembrance!


ra nam Sat-svarEpam Bhaje'ham Jagad-vyEpakam Chit-svarUpam. Bhaje'hap NijEnandam-6nanda-rUpam Shivananda Yoglndram-6nanda-mUrtim. (8) My prayers are unto Thee, who is the Cause of thisworld process and an embodiment of Existence Absolute !

Bhaje'har.n Jagat-kE

My proyers are untoThee, who is all-pervading ConsciousnessAbsolute! My prayers are unto Thee who is himself immersed in the Bliss Absolute! O Chief among theYogins, Sivananda, an embodiment of BlissAbsolute,

I rejoice inThy remembrance!

Pathedyaf SadE Stotram-etat Prabh5te


Shivananda Yogindra Namni Pranltam, Bhavet-tasya SamsEra-duhkhaqn Vinashtam Tath6 Mokgha-sEmr6jya-kaivalya-lEbhah. He who chonts this prayer in the early hours of the morning,
Which hqs been composed to

All

gloifi the Chief among theyogins, Sivananda. his worldly miseries and misfortunes get destroyed

And ultimqtely he attains the state

offnal

emancipation.

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SIVANANDA STUTIH
Swami Krishnanadaji Maharaj

madri-prottu

ngE

mara-sa li la-sa ramrita-mayd,

Jagan-mEtE GangE Vahati Yatra Eno-hutavahE, MahS-duhkha-dhvd ntEruna [,ighi-varo Bh6ti Jagatah, Shivenandah SvEmi Jaladhi-hridayo JTvatu Chiram. (1) Where the world-mother Ganga, with her immortal waters flowing fiom the hesven through the lofty Himalayas, rushes forth like a fire destroying all sins, there shines the supreme sagewho is q sun to the
d.arkness

of

the

great sorrow of theworld! May thut Sivananda, the

Swami, possessed of a heart wide like the ocean, live long!

Dad6ti PrindtiJfia Uru-karano Dhyayati MunirDayE-sindhuh SvEtmodita-sukha-nimagnokhila-guruf . Kvachid Bdlo REmah Kvach id-a pi YuvE V;iddha-dhishapah, ShivEnandah SvEmI Jaladhi-hridayo JTvatu Chiram. (2)

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He gives, loves, knows and meditqtes. He is the source of wonderful

divine activity. He is a Muni. He is an ocean of mercy. He is merged in the joy derived from hrs own Self. He is the Guru of all. Sometimes he is like a child. Sometimes he is very pleasing. Sometimes he looks
like ayouth and at other times like a mqture brained person. May that

Sivananda, the Swami, possessed of a heart wide like the ocean, live

long!
MahEtmE Sannyasta-dvitayamati-sach-chit-sukha-dhanah,

Parddvaita-brahmembudhi Bhrid-amritattvEnubhavadhlh. Jagad-vandyah SvE mi Jayatu ParamEna nda-mudita h, Shiv6nandah SvEmi Jaladhi-hridayo Jivatu Chiram. (3) He, the great soul, hos renounced the sense of duality and. has immersed himself in the Mass of Existence-Knowledge-Bliss. He floats in the ocean of the Supreme Non-Dual Brahman. He has no thought except of the immortal Experience. May that Swami rejoicing in the Supreme Bliss, praised by all, triumph! May that Sivananda, the
Swami, possessed of a heart wide like the ocean, live long !

Paro Yogi Yoga-dhvaja-paramahamso Vijayate,


5n iva tr

Shanto'dvaita h Pram

ud

ita-samastetma-vada

na h.

AhorEtra m Lokodd ha rana-h ridayo Yo'mrita pathe,

Shivanandah SvEmi Jaladhi-hridayo Jivatu Chiram. (4) There glories the supreme great Yogi, with Yoga as his support, the Parsmahamsa who is blessed, peaceful and non-dual, who brings joy to all through his smiling face! Day and night he engages himself in lifting up theworld towards the path to immortq.lity.May thqt Sivananda, the
Swami, possessed of a heart wide like the ocean, live

longl

Ma

hE-karta Jivatva-m ita-5harado


Ka Sa

Na

Sh u

bha-ka ro,
ra

Maha-bhoktE
Mah6-tyEgi

lyana-gu na-ni layo Jivatu Chi


id hi r-i

m.

ntosha-n

narug-jivatu Chira m,

Shiv5nandah SvEmi Jaladhi-hridayo Jivatu Chiram. (5) May that Mahakarta, the doer of good to us, live for many years! May that Mahqbhokta, the seat of all ouspicious qualities,live longl May that Mahatyagi, the ocean of happiness, bright like the sun, live long!

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May that Sivqnanda, the Swami, possessed of a heartwide like ocean'


live long!

mya P6dau Pa ra ma rlfradrpau Gurolr Pnpa ff chopa6ha ma u Mahe nta u. Athdyamatmd Layameti Snante Shive Chidananda-ghane Samaste. (6) Prostrating to the feet of the Guru, which are my light to the Eternal Reality, which destroy the appearance of world-phenomena, which qre very great, I, this Atma, Iose myself in the peaceful, the blessed, the Mass of Consciousness-Bliss, which is rhis olll
Prana

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GURU HAMARE
O1n Gurudeva Jaya Gurudeva Om Gurudeva Jaya Gurudeva!

Om Gurudeva! Glory to Gurudeva! Om Gurudeva! Glory to Gurudev! Guru HamEre Mana Mandira Mei Guru Hamare PrEn Sare Vi6hva KE Vo Hei DEIE Nar6yana BhagavEn. (1) Our Guru resides in the temple of our hearts; he is our very life breath. He is Lord Narayana, benefactor of the whole world.
Om Gurudeva Jaya Gurudeva Om Gurudeva Jaya Gurudeva! Guri.r Hamare Tana-Mana-Dhana Hei Guru Ham6re PrEl
SEre Vi5hva KE Vo Hei DEIE N6r6yana Bhagav5n. (2)

Om Gurudeval Glory to Gurudeva! Om Gurudeva! Glory to Gurudeva! Guru is our body, mind and wealth; he is our very life breath. He is Lord Narayana, the benefactor of the whole world.
Om Gurudera Jaya Gurudeva Op Gurudeva Jaya Gurudeva. Guru Ham6re Dhana-doulata Hei Guru HamEre Pran
SEre Vi6hva Ka Vo Hei Datd NEr6yapa Bhagav6n. (3)

Om Gurud.eva! Glory to Gurudeva! Om Gurudeva! Glory to Gurudeva! Guru is our wealth and treasure; he is our very life breath. He is the Lord Narayana, benefoctor of the whole world.

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BHAVA.SAGARA TARANA
Bhava-sEgara-tErana-kErana He, Ravi-nandana-bandhana-khandana He. Sharanagata Kinkara Dinamane, Gurudeva Dayakara Dlnajane. (1)
Gurudev! Your grace is the cause of relieffrom this ocean of worldly qttachments and pains;
You alone can break the bondage of our limitations and suffering due

to the various planetary conjunctions. If one surrenders (to you) humbly all limitations disappear. O Gurudev! Bless us and protect us, who are Thy humble devotees! Hridi-kandara TEmasa BhEskara He, Tuma Vishnu Prajapati, Shankara He. Parabrahma ParEtpara Veda Vane, Gurudeva Dayakara Dinajane. (2)
You are the sunwhichs dispels the darkness of our hearts;

You are the crea.tor, preserver and destroyer. You are the embodiment

of that transcendental Truth,

The Transcendental Being which the Vedas declare. O Gurudev! Bless us and protect us, who are Thy humble devotees!

Mana-vErana ShEsana-ahku6ha He,

Nara-trana Kare Harichakshusha He.


Guna-gana-parEyana Devagane, Gurudeva Day6kara Dinajane. (3)
You are the goadfor regulating our haughty minds;
You protect us by opening the inner eye ofwisdom.

Even the Devas (shining ones, gods)

proclaimyour greatness.

O Gurudev! Bless us

and.

protect

us, who are Thy humble devotees!

Kula-kundalini Bhava-bhaffjaka He, Hridi-granthi Vidarana-kErana He. Mama Manasa Chafichala Ratri-dine, Gurudeva Dayakara Dinajane. (4)

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You are the awqkener of the Kundalini hidden deep You rend asunder the knots ofthe heart.

within;

My mind is vacilating day and night. O Gurudev! Bless us and protect us, who are Thy humble devotees!
Ripu-sudana Mangala-nayaka He, Sukha-Sh6nti Varabhaya Dayaka He.
Traya TEpa Hare Tava NEma Gune,

Gurudeva DayEkara Dinajane. (5) You destroy the inner enemies (lust, anger, greed, delusion, ostentqtion and jealousy) qnd bestow all auspiciousness;

lnstill in us the greatest strength, peace and bliss.


By the benevolent influence of your Name, the three sources

of

suffering are removed.


O Gurudev! You are the store house of compassion for the distressed!

AbhimEna-prabhava-vimardaka He/ Gatihina-jane Tuma Rakghaka He. Chita Safichita Vaffchita BhaKi-dhane, Gurudeva DayEkara Dinajane. (6)
You save your meek suppliant

from the evil influence of egoism; who have lost their way; of your devotees You are the saviour You bestow the treasure of devotion for which we have been longing. O Gurudev! Bless us and protect us, who are Thy humble devotees!

Tava NEma Sada Shubhaddyaka He,

PatitEdhama MEnava-palaka He. Mahim6 Tava Gochara Shuddha-mane, Gurudeva DayEkara Dinajane. (7)
(For the true disciple) your Name always brings bliss and auspiciousness; Even the most impure can haveyour protection. Your glory is revesled in a pure state of mind. O Gurudev! Bless us and protect us, who areThy humble devotees!

Jaya Sadguru l6hvara-prdpaka He,

Bhava-roga Vik6ra VinE6haka He.

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Mana-v6nara He Tava Shri Charane, Gurudeva Dayakara Dinajane. (8) Glory to the Divine Master! Your benign grace enables us to reqlize the
Supreme!

ofworldly existence. O my Lord! Fasten my monkey-mind toyour holy feet. O Gurudev! Bless us and protect us, who are Thy humble d.evotees!
You d.issolve the afflictions

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PAYO'I MEIil.NE
Mirabai

PEyo Ji Meifi-ne,

REma Ratana Dhana PEyo.


O! I

hwefound

the precious treasure, the gem of the holy Name

of

Rama.

Vastu Amolaka DI Mere Sadguru, KirpE Kara Apan6yo.

(1)

PEyo Ji Meii-ne...

My true spiritual Master has given me a priceless gift, out of compassion; And I have received. his grace!
O! I have found. the precious treasure. . .

Janama Janama Ki PUijT Payi, Jaga Mei Sabhi Khovdyo

(2)
.

pEyo Ji Meifi-ne ...

found the treqsure after numerous birrhs And hqve renounced everything else in the world. O! I have found the precious treasure . .
have

Kharacha Nahih Koi Chora Na L0te, Dina Dina Barhata Sav6yo.

(3)

PEyo JI Meifi-ne...

Even after using,

it never decrease& nor can anyone steal it;

On the contrary,

it

multiplies day by day.


.

O! I have found the precious treasure . .

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Sata Ki NEva Kevatiy6 Sadguru, PEyo Ji Meii-ne... Bhava-sagara Tara Ayo In the boqt of Truth, the Divine Master is the boatman;

(4)

He

helped me to ctoss the ocean of Samsara. O! I havefound the precious treasurc . . .


hc,s

Mird Ke Prabhu Giridhara NEgara,


Hara5ha Hara6ha Jasa Gayo
The Lord of

(5)

PEyo Ji Meifi-ne...

Mira Bsi is the Courtly Lord Giridhara (Krishna), She merrily, merrily sing His glories. O! I have found the precious frecsure . . .

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SIVANANDA KYATU MANAVA HEI


Shri Ramapremji

Gahga Tata Para Baitha Ala fueifi KeisE Girta SunEuil Shivenanda KyE TU Manava Hei Keise Tava Gula GaUn. (1) Sitting on the banks of the Ganga, what kind of song can I sing? O Swami Sivanands, you arc not humsn! How can I sing thy virtues? Sundam Mano-hara Rupa Hei Tera, Shftal Madhu-mala V6nL Shenti, Ty6ga, VairEgya Se Purita, Teri Madhura Kahdni, Teri Mangala-maya Murati Ko Mana-mandira Mefi DhyaEi. (2)

Shivananda KyE T0...

Withbeautiful countenance and charming personality and avoice


delightfully sveet, Your life is infilleilwith peace, renunciation and detachment. Let m e me ditate up on y our auspicious p er sonality In the temple of my heart. O Swami Sivqnanda, you are not human . . . Chaitanya MahEprabhu Tujh Mei DekhEfi, Tujh Mefi Dekhui Mir6, EknEth Aur JffEnadeva Ka Tujh Mefi JfiEna GambhirE, REm6nuja Aru Shankara KE Mefi Tujh Mefi Dar6hana PaUfi. (3)

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Shivenanda KyE TU... Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, I see inyou. Mirabai, I see inyou. The profound divinewisdom of Ekanath and Jfianeshwar dwells in you. The Dqrshan (vision) of Ramanuja and Shankarq, I have inyou.

O Swami Sivanand.a, you are not human . . .


Vikasita Kara Do Antara Mer6, JffEna KE Dipa JalE Do, Rdga-dvesha Se Dlira Ha[Ekar, REma Se Prema LagE Do, 'Rdmaprema'Tava Charana-kamala Meh B6ra-bEra Bali JaUfi. (4) Shivenanda KyE T0...
Please

light the lamp ofwisdom in my heart.

Removing all my nofions of likes and. d.islikes,

Attach me to Lord Rams in a bond of love.


Says Ramaprema,'Let me surrender myself time and again

atyour

Iotus feet.' O Swsmi Sivananda, you are not human . . .

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DEVA DEVA SIVANANDA


Swami Sivananda-Hridayananda Mataji

Deva Deva Shivenanda Dinabandho PEhi M6m, Chandra Vadana Mandahasa Prema R[pa Rakgha MEm. Sivananda, O God ofgods! Friend of the down-trodden, kindly do protect me! With a moon-like face, and gentle smile,
The embodiment of love, kindly do save me (from aII dfficulties and

distess)!
Madhura GTta Gana Lola JfiEna RUpa Pahi Mam, Samasta Loka PUjaniya Mohananga Raksha M6m. (1)
Deva Deva...

He who delights in singing sweet songs, Embodiment of knowledge, kindly do protect me! He who is worshipPed bY one and all And is of a beautiful complexion, kindly do save me! Divya Gangd Tira Vasa oana Shila PEhi Mdm, PEpa Harar;ra Pulya Shila Parama Purusha RakSha MEm. (2) Deva Deva... One who dwells on the banks of the divine Ganga, Andwho reioices in giving, kindly do protect me! Hewho scves his devoteesfromvices And is always engaged in virtuous actions, kindly do save me!

BhaKa Loka Hridaya VEsa Svdmi-nEtha Pdhi MEm, Chit-svarupa Chidananda Shivananda Ralqha Mam. (3)
Deva Deva...
O great Master! You reside

in the hearts of Thy devotees,

Kindly do protect me!


You are Consciousnes s-Absolute Chidsnanda,

Kinilly do

save

O Sivananda! ilfficulties)! and (from all sorrows me

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GURU MAHARAJA GURU

JAYA

'AYA
Guru MahErdja Guru Jaya Jaya, param Brahma Sadguru Jaya Jaya Guru MahdrEja Guru Jaya Jaya, Vl6sadeva Sadguru Jaya Jaya Glory to the Guru, the King of kings! Glory to the manifestation of Goit-Absolute, the true Guru! Glory to the Guru, the King of kings! Glory to Vyasadeva, the true Guru! Guru MahdrEja Guru Jaya Jaya, ShankarEchErya Sadguru Jaya Jaya SureShvar6ch6rya Sadguru Jaya Jaya, padmapEda Sadguru Jaya Jaya Glory to the Guru, the King of kings! Glory to ShankaraAcharya, the true Guru! Glory to SureshvaraAcharya, the true Guru! Glory to Padmapada, the true Guru! TotakEchdrya Sadguru Jaya Jaya, Hast6malaka Sadguru Jaya Jaya Guru MahEr6ja Guru Jaya Jaya, ShivAnanda Sadguru Jaya Jaya
Glory to Totakq Acharya, the true Guru! Glory to Hastamalakq, the true Guru! Glory to the Guru, the King of kings! Glory to Sivanqnda, the true Guru!

Guru Mahar6ja Guru Jaya Jaya, parap Brahma Sadguru Jaya Jaya Om Sadguru Mah6rEja-ki Jayal Sadguru paramEtmane Namah! Glory to the Guru, the King of kingsl Glory to the True Guru, the manifestation of God-Absolute! Om!Victory to the Sat Guru! Prostrations to the Sst Guru, the Supreme Soul!

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DATTA GURU JAYA DATTA GURU


Datta Guru Jaya Datta Guru, PUrna Guru Avadh[ta Guru, Glory to Guru Datta (Dattatreya), the perfect Guru, The Guru of the highest Order of Monks. Dattatreya Tava Sharanam, Sadguru-natha Bhava-haranam.
O Dattatreya! I take refuge in Thee, The Lord and True Guru,

Who removes

the

fear of the wheel of birth and death.

'rt \5

L' tv

GURU MAHIMA
Guru Mahima Guru Mahima Ap6ra Mahim6 Guru Mahima. (1) O!The glory of the Guru!The glory of the Guru! And the glory of the Guru is indeed unfathomablel AnoraniyEn Guru Mahima Mahato MahIyEn Guru MahimE. Guru MahimE . . glory O! The of the Guru is subtler than the subtlest! And the glory of the Guru is nobler thsn the noblest! O! The glory of the Guru is. . .

I 'i, t )
l

(2)

I i ,

Kim Vachanryam Guru MahimE. Kim AvachanTyaq Guru Mahim6

Guru MahimE . . . O! The glory of the Guru is both expressible aswell as inexpressible! O,The glory of the Guru is. . .

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AjfiEna NSShaka Guru MahimE Guru Mahima . . SujfrEna Poghaka Guru Mahim6 dispels ignorance! O!The glory of the Guru And the glory of the Guru nourishes our divine knowledge! O!The glory of the Guru is...

(4)

Sach-chid-Snanda Guru

ApEra MahimE Guru MahimE. O! The glory of the Guru is Satchidanands


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(5)

Guru MahimE . .

Existenc e - C onsciousness- Bli s s Ab s olu te ) !

And unfathomable is the glory of the Guru! O!The glory of the Guru is... Shivenanda Guru Mahimd Guru Mahima . . Apara MahimE Guru MahimE. (6) O! The glory of Gurudev Sivananda is unfathomable! Indeed the glory of the Guru is unfathomable! O!The glory of the Guru is... Chidananda Guru MahimE Apara MahimE Guru MahimE. (7) O!The glory of Gurudev Chidananda is unfathomable! lndeed the glory of the Guru is unfathomable! O!The glory of the Guru is... --rt

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BHAVA SHAN KARA. DESHIKA


Bhava Shankara-de6hika Me Sharanarl, Bhava Shankara-de6hika Me Shararlam.

take refuge in the World Teacher, Shankara.

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SIVANANDA KA DARBAR HEI


Shrimati Sushila Sharma (Later on Swami Radhapriyananda Mataji)

Shivananda KE Darbdr Hei, Shobha Apar Hei.


Ni6hchaya VEle Sevakoh KE Hota

Bep

PEr Hei.

The grandeur of Sivanande's court is splendid,


His faithful devotees ore sure fo cross the ocean of life.

Ganga Kinare Ashram InkE, Nam Ananda Kutira Hei, Ao! Bhaktoi Gote LagE Lo. Bahata Prem KE Nir Hei,

(1)

Shivananda KE DarbEr Hei ...

His Ashram is on the banks of the Ganges, Its nqme is'Ananda Kutir'!
Come, devotees, dive deep into thewaters of love. The grandeur of Sivananda's court...

Sare Jaga

Mei

PrabhEv Hei Inkd

M6nate i6hvara Rupa Heii. BhaKi Yoga VedEnta Ke K6ran, Macha Gai Inki DhEm Hei. Shivananda KE DarbEr Hei ... world, His influence reaches all over the He is venerated as the incarnation of Shiva. His enunciation of the doctrines of Bhakti, Yoga andVedanta Has made himvery famous. The grandeur of Sivanandab court...

(2)

Satya Ahims6 Brahmacharya Ki Murti, DayE Ke Vaha BhandEr Heii. 'Shila" UdEra Svabhava Hei InkE Shivananda KE Darb6r Hei... :inanti Ke AvatEra Heii. An embodiment of truth, harmlessness and purity, He is a treasure trove of kindness foo. By nature, he is magnanimous, says Shila, And he is Peqce-incarnate. The grandeur of Sivananda's court...

(3)

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ANANDA KUTIRA
Shri Ramapremji

Ananda KutTra Ke Divya Devat6, Shivenanda SadE Amara Rahefi, The Divine Deity of Ananda Kutir' (the name of Gurudev's cottage), Sivanandq, immortal is he!
Akhila Vi6hva KE Dipta SitErE, BhErata Jyoti Jalate Rahefi. (1) The luminous stor of the whole world,
The Divine Light of India,

Ananda Kutira Ke ...

May he keep on illumining forever! The Divine Deity of Ananda Kutir'. . .!


Prema BhaKi KE Dipa Jale,

Hamefi Jagriti Ka Nava REha Mile. M5nava Duhkha Mit5te Raheil, Shiv6nanda Sada Amara Raheil, (2)
To light the lamp of love and devotion, To show us the new path of awakening,
To remove the suffering of mankind,

Sivananda, immortal is he!

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Jalate Jaga r',lefi Shanti ruira[, Jfiana SudhE Baras5te Rahefi. To bestow peace qnd the nectar ofknowledge

(3)

Ananda Kutira Ke...

In this world

of strife.

The Divine Deity of Ananda Kutir'. . .!

Sniva Snankara Ka Le Avat6r, DayE Prema Ke Heifi Bhandar

Jaga Ko Divya Ban6te Rahei, Shivananda Sada Amara Raheil. (4) He is an incarnation of Lord Shiva Shankara,
Storehouse of compassion, mercy qnd love;

May he divinize the whole world; Sivanqnda, immortql is he!


SamsEra Ke Patha Se DOr Karefi, Hameh Satya Marga DikhalEte Rahefi. May he save usfrom the path of Samsara And show us the path of Truth The Divine Deity of Ananda Kutir'. . .

(5)

Ananda Kufira Ke ."

Mukha Mei Hari KE Gita Rahe, Aur Shiva Ke Charanofi Mei Prita Rahefi. Amrita Gita SunEte Rahei, ShivEnanda SadE Amara Raheh. (6) May he make us sing the song of Lord Hari And give us firm faith and devotion to the feet of Lord Shiva. May he ever sing the song of lmmortality; Sivananda, immortal is he!

Isa DhaftI Par Yuga Yuga SvEmi,


"R6maprema" Baras6te Rahei.

(7)
be showered

Ananda Ku$ra Ke ."

O Swami, may the "love of Rama"

On fhis earth forever qnd ever! The Divine Deity of Ananda Kutir'. . .

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MANGALA MAYA SIVANANDA


Mangala Maya Shivananda Dara6hana Tuma Deho Tava KripE Se DUra Hota Bhava-bandhana Mero. O auspicious Sivanqnda, give meYour Darshan (sight ofyou)! By your grace, let the fetters of Samsara (worldly existence) be
removed!

Vinati Karata Vi6hvanatha, Jorata Hufi Ubhaya HEtha Tuhi Ham6ra TEta M6ta, Charana Sharana Dijo. (1)
Mangala-maya Shlvananda...

Withfolded hands, I appeal toYou, O Lord of the Universe,


You are my

fother and mother, let me tqke refuge at Thy feet.


...

O auspicious Sivananda

Manda Hasana Kamala Vadana KEnti Harana Koti Madana Kisa-vidhE Kar[fi Tava Bakhana, Jaga-sarajana-h5ro. (2)

Mahgala-maya Shivananda... When the whole world fails to describe Your glory, how can I praise you, Whose gentle smile and lotus-like countenance Can eclipse the brilliance of a thousand Madanas (god of tove).

O auspicious Sivanand.a

...

Karuna NidhiVi5va Bharana, Parama Dhama MoKha Karana Sharanagata TEpa Harana BhagatiJfiEna D-rjo. (3) Mangala-maya Shivananda...
You are the storehouse

of compassion! You are the Sustainer of the

universe!
The Ultimate Goal, the bestower of Liberation!
You remove the suffering of those who take refuge Bless me

inyou.

with devotion and knowledge.


...

O auspicious Sivananda

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GANGA KINARE
Shri Ramapremji

Gang6 Kin6re MerE DerE Re, GangE KinEre MerE DerE. Kalachala, Kalachala Kalachala Gang5 Chalati Hei, Bahata Su6hTtala

NirE.

I have taken shelter on the banks ofthe Ganga. Flowing swtftly with a musical note, Very cold and soothing is its water.
Ananda Kutir Mei VEsa HamErE, Svarga Ananda Kutira, GangE KinEre Mer6. KEshdya Vasana-dhara SvEmi Shivenanda, Guruvara Pujya HamEre. Our Heaven is housed in Ananda Kutir. Onewho wears an ochre-coloured robe,

GangE...

(1)

Gang6...

Swomi Sivananda is he, our most worshipful Gurud.ev. Sundara Vadana, Sumadhura Vachana, Bolata ShivEnanda Mere. De6ha Vide6ha Se Bhakta padhEre,

Milana SvEmi yogi VIrE.


Such

(2)

Gang6...

beautiful countenance and melodious voice! A joy it is to watch my Sivanonda speak.


Devotees flock from Indiq and abroqd To meet this illustrious Mqster ofyoga.

Jaga Mei JfiEna KI GangE BahEI,


MEnava J-rvana Divya Banaya.

SvEmi Shivananda Charana Kamala Mei,

Rama-prema pas6rE.

GangE... Like the swiftly flowing holy Ganga, flooded hss he the world With knowledge that mqkes the life of man Divine. Unto the holy feet of Swami Sivananda,
Ramq Prema (the

(3)

poet) surrenders again and again.

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MANASA BHAJARE
Guru-charanam Bhaja Charanam Sadguru Charana4 Bhava Harapam. (1) Worship thefeet of the Sat Guru (true Guru). The feet of the Sat Guru destroy the cycle of births qnd deaths.
MEnasa Bhaja Re Guru Charanam Sadguru Charanam Bhava Hararlam. (2) O my mind, worship thefeet of the Guru. Thefeet of the true Guru destroy the cycle of births and deaths.

Bhaja Re Mdnasa Guru Charalaq Dustara Bhava-sEgara Tarana m Sadguru Charanam Bhava Haralam. (3) Worship, O mind, thefeet of the Guru.
They free us
The

from the ocean of births and deaths

so

dificult to cross.

feet of the Sat Guru destroy the cycles of births and deaths.

Guru MahErEja Guru Jaya Jaya Parabrahma Sadguru Jaya Jaya. (4) Glory to the Great Guru! GIory to the Sat Guru, the Supreme Reality! Guru MahErEj Guru Jaya Jaya Shivananda Sadguru Jaya Jaya. (5) Glory to the Guru! Glory! Glory to the Guru! Glory to Sat Guru Sivananda! Glory! Glory!

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JAYA GURUDEVA DAYANIDHE


Jaya Gurudeva Day6nidhe, Bhagatana Ke Hitakari,

Shivananda Jaya Moha VinEShaka, Bhava Bandhana-hErl, Bhagatana Ke Hitak5ri. Jaya Gurudeva... Glory to the Divine Guru, an ocean of compassionl B enefac tor of the dev o te e s ! Glory to Sivananda, the dispeller of delusion
Who frees us from the bondage of Samsara!

Benefactor of the devotees !

Glory to the Divine Guru . . .


BrahmE Vishnu SadE6hiva Ne, Guru MUrati Dhari, Veda Pur5na Karata Bakhan6, Guru Ki MahimE BhEri,

Bhagatana Ke HitakErl.

Jaya Gurudeva... An embodiment of Brahma, Vishnu and Shivq is the form of Guru! Vedas and Puranas tirelessly extol the greatness ofGuru's glory! Benefactor of the devotees ! Glory to the Divine Guru . . .

(1)

Japa Tapa Tiratha Shama Yama DEna, Guru Bind Nahifi Hovata Jfrana,

J6ana Khadga Se Karme KEb, Guru Nama Saba P5taka-hEri, Bhagatana Ke Hitakarl. (2) Jaya Gurudeva... Mantra chanting, austerity, pilgrimage, control of mind and senses, as well as charity B/ossom not to wisdom without Guru's grace! With the sword of knowledge, he cuts assunder qll Karmas. Guru's Name removes qll sins! Benefactor of the d.evotees! Glory to the Divine Guru . . .
Tana Mana Dhana Saba Arpana Krje, Param6gati Moksha Pada L-rje, Saba ke SahErE Sadguru NEma, Avina5hi Avik5ri,

Bhagatana Ke Hitakarl. (3) Jaya Gurudeva... O! Let us offer our body, mind, possessions, everything to attain the highest liberation. The Name of the Sat Guru alone is the support of all,

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lnde structible and chang eless. Benefoctor of the dev otees! Glory to the Divine Guru . . .

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OM GURUNATHA
Om Gurundtha JaYa GurunEtha Jaya Gurunatha Shiva Gurunatha. om (the sacred. syllable) Gurunatha (the spiritual Master, the Lord),

glory to Gurunqtha!
Glory to Gurunatha, who is shiva (the Auspicious one) Gurunatha!
Jaya Gurunatha Jagad-gurunatha Jagad-gurunEtha Param Gurun6tha.

Glory to Gurunatha, the Master of theworld! The Master of the world, the Supreme Gurunathq!
Param Gurun6tha Sad-gurun6tha

Sad-gurun6tha JaYa Gurun5tha. The Supreme Gurunatha, the Real Gurunqtha! The Real Gurunatha, glory to Gurunatha! Sach-chid-Enanda Guru Jaya Guru Jaya Guru Ajara Amara Guru Jaya Guru Jaya Guru. Glory to the Guruwho is sat-chit-ananda (Existence-ConsciousnessBliss)!

Glory to the Guru! Glory to the Guru! Glory to the Guruwho is undecaying and immortal! Glory to the Guru!

SALUTATIONS TO THE DIVINE MOTHER, fhe Conscious

Power (Shakti) of God. Shakti is fhe Cosmic Energy which sustains the entire universe. Energy is the ultimate substratum of all forms of matter and the sustaining force of the Spirit. Energy and Spirit are inseparable. They are essentially one. The five elements and their combinations are the externql manifestations of the Mother. Intelligence, discrimination, psychic power and will are Her internal manifestations. Humqnity is Her visible form. Service of humanity is, therefore, theworship of the Divine Mother. Mother's grace is boundless. Her mercy is iltimitqble. She is the inexhqustible fountain-source of Divine love, the love that susfains all creqtion. She graciously assumes the form ofthe personal Guru in response to thefervent prayers of Her devotee. She is pleased with a little purity of heart. The Divirte Mother is known under mony names: Durga, Sarasvati, Lqkshmi, Pantati, (Jma, Gauri, Sharada, Devi, Shakti, Sitq, Radha, Rukmini, etc. May we all obtain the grace of the Divine Mother!

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Om! Prostrafions fo Goddess Saraflati.

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SHLOKAS Sarva-mangala-mangalye Shive Saru6rtha Sddhike, Sharanye Tryambake GaurT Narayani Namo'stute. The most Auspicious of all, the Blissful, the Source of success in all undertakings! O Bestower of refuge! O Tryambake (the three-eyed) Goddess Gquri (Parvati)! O Narayani (consort of the Supreme Lord Narayana)! Solutqtions to Thee!
Srishti-sthiti-vinSShEnEm ShaKi-bhUte SanEtani, GulSShraye GunEmaye NErEyapi Namo'stute. You are the embodiment of the powers of creation, sustenance and destruction, qnd the eternal Energy ofall beings; You are the Abode of the qualities (of all creation) and the Embodiment of these qualities. Sqlutations to Narayani!

Sharanagata DinErta Paritrdna ParEyane, SarvasyErti-hare Devi NErEyani Namo'stute.


You are You

the Sqviour of all who seekYour refuge. remove the suffering of all. Salutafions fo Narayani!

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Sarva-svarEpe Sarue6he Sarva-Shakti-samanvite, Bhayebhyas-trEhi No Devi Durge Devi Namo'stu Te. You indwell allforms. You qre the life of all. You are the strength
qll. Pleqse release
us

of

from

the clutches of fear and anxiety. O Mother

Durga, salutations unto Thee.


YE Devi Sa rua-bh Oteshu MEtri-rupena Sa msth ite,

Namas-tasyai Namas-tasyai Namas-tasyai Namo Namaf . The Goddess Who resides in all beings in the form of the Mothex I bow down to Her, I bow down to Her, I bow down to Her, again and again.

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Ya Kundend u-tusha ra-h5 ra-d havalE YE Shu bh ra-va$ravrite, YE VinS-vara-da rlda-mandita-kara YE Shveta-pad masan6. YE Bra h mEchyuta-5hanka ra-prabhriti bhi r-deva i h SadE Vand itE, SE MEm PEtu Sarasvati Bhagavati Nih6heSha-jEdyEpahE. May that Supreme Goddess Sarasvati protect me, Who is luminous like jasmine blossoms, the moon, snow and a garland (of pearls), Whowears purewhite clothes, Whose hands are adornedwith the enchanting Vina (stringed instrument, lute), Who is seated on qwhite
lotus, to Whom Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva ever pay obeisance, and Who eradicates completely all inertness and lethargy (ignorance).

VANI SARASI/ATI
Vdni Sarasvati VEg-devi,
Bhagavati BhErati MEm PEhi.

O Goddess of Speech, Mother Sarasttati, Goddess of Eloquence, O Divine Goddess of Knowledge, protect me!

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BHAVANYASHTAKAM
(Eight Verses on Bhavani)

Na TEto Na MdtE Na Bandhurna DatE

Na Putro Na Putii Na Bhrityo Na BhartS. Na JEyE Na Vidy6 Na Vrittir-mamaiva

Gatis-tvam Gatis-tvam TVam-ekE Bhavani. (1) I have no father, no mother, no relative, no benefactor, No son, no daughter, no servent, no master, No wtfe, no knowledge, nothing thqt is mine Thou alone art my only Refuge, O Bhavqni!

BhavEbdhav-apare Mah6duhkha-bhirul.r Papata Prak6mam Pralobhi Pramattah KusamsEra-pa5ha-prabaddhah SadEham Gatis-tvam Gatis-tvam Tvam-ekE Bhavini. (2) Fallen in the shoreless ocean ofworldly life
And frightened by great miseries thereof, Full of desire, greed and pride, I am entangled

in this Samsara (worldly lrf")Thou qlone art my only Refuge, O Bhqvani!


Na Jan6mi Danam Na Cha Dhyana-yogam Na Janami Tantram Na Cha Stotra-mantram. Na JEnEmi PUjEq Na Cha Nyasa-yogam Gatis-tvam Gatis-tvam Tvam-eka Bhavdni. (3) I know not charity, nor theyoga of meditation, Nor do I know Tantra (ritual worship), nor Stotra (hymns) or mantra, Nor worship, nor the yoga of renunciation-

Thou alone art my only Refuge, O Bhavani!


Na JanEmi Pupya4 Na J5ndmiTirtham Na JEnEmi Muktim Layaq Va Kad6chit. Na JEnami Bhaktim Vratam V6pi M6tah

Gatis-tvam Gatis-Wam Tvam-eka Bhavdni. (4)

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I do not know merit, nor holy places;

I do not know liberation, nor the yoga of dissolution, Nor devotion, nor Vratq. (vows and fasts), O Mother! Thou alone art my only Refuge, O Bhavani!
Kukarmi Kusangi Kubuddhih Kudasah KulEchara-hinah KadEchara-linah. Kudrishtih KuvEkya-prabandhah Sadaham Gatis-Wam Gatis-tvam Tvam-ek6 Bhavani. (5) With impure actions, impure cssociafion, impure intellect, impure
service; Devoid of right cond.uct qnd noble birth, engaged in impure qctions; With impure vision, speaker of impure sentences am I always. Thou qlone art my only Refuge, O Bhavani!

Praje6ham Rame5ham Mahe6ham Sure6ham DineSham Ni6hithe6hvaram Ve KadEchit. Na JEnami Chanyat Sadaham Sharanye Gatis-tvam Gatis-tvam Tvam-eka BhavEni. (6) I do not know Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva, Indra, Sun, Moon; Nor do I know any other.
Thou slone art my only Refuge, O Bhavani!

Vivade Vishade PramEde PravEse Jale ChEnale Parvate Shatru-madhye. Arapye Sharapye SadE MEm PrapEhi Gatis-tva4 Gatis-tvam Tvam-ekE Bhavdni. (7) In dispute, in misery, in inadvertence, inforeign lands, Inwater, infire, on mountains, and in the midst of enemies, In deep forests, I take refuge in Thee! Protect me always! Thou alone art my only Refuge, O Bhqvanil AnEtho Daridro JarE-roga-yukto MahEkshina-dinah SadE JE(ya-vaKrah, Vipattau Pravishtah Pranashtah Sad5ham Gatis-tvam Gatis-Wam Tvam-ekE Bhav5ni. (B)

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I am helpless, penniless, afflicted with old age and disease, Totally emqciated and miserable, Dull-faced, sunk in mishaps and lost forever! Thou alone art my only Refuge, O Bhavani!

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AMBA LALITE
Amba Lalite Mdm P6laya Para6hiva-vanite

Saubhagya-janani
fortunes; protect me.

Lalite..

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O Mother Lqlitc.! The Consort of Shiva, the Mother of all good

Amba SIte ParamEnanda-vilasite Guru-bhakta-janaugha-vrite Paratattva-sudha-rasa-milite Rmba Sh6sini Durita-vina6hini Nigama-nivasini Lalite . . Vijaya-vilasini (Bhagavati)...

(1)

Motherl O Sita, Who sports in the Supreme Bliss, Who is surroundedby great Guru Bhqktqs, Who enioys the nectarine Rasa of the Supreme Truth! O Ruling Mother, the Remover of misfortune, Who abides in the Vedas, Who sports invictory, O Goddess!
Amba BEle Kunkuma-rekh6nkita-phEle Paripalita-sura-muni-jale Bhava-pa5ha-vimochana-mule Amba Hima-giri-tanaye Kamala-sunilaye Sumahita-sadaye (Devi) Sundara-hridaye...(2) Lalite . . ' Mother! In the form of ayoung girl, with a vermillion mark on her
forehead, Who protects all the Gods and Munis, Who causes the destruction

of

thebonds of Samsara! O Mother! Daughter of Himalayas, Who rests on a lotus-throne, of grace and mercy, O Goddess, possessing a soft heart!

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Amba REme Ghana-sundara-megha-Shy6me Ni layikrita-ha ra-ta n u-va me Sa ka laga ma Viditodd hE me Amba VEma-charini Kama-vihErini Sama-vinodini (Devi) Soma-5hekhari... Lalite . . . Mother Rame (of pleasing nature)!Who adorns the left side of Hara, Who is of swarthy colour like clouds, bluish in complexion, Who is the abode of all the scripture!

(3)

O Mother! Who abides in Vamachsra (a System of Tantric worship),

Who moves according to Her will, Who delights in the hymns of the
SamaVeda,

Who is the Consort of the One Who adorns His forehead with a moon! Amba Tuhge Bhring6laka Parilasad-ange ParipUrita-karunapahge Sura-6hEtrava-garva-vibhange Amba Sanga-rahita-muni-pungava-nuta-pade Mahgala-Shubhakari (Devi) Sarva-mangale...(4) Lalite . . . Mother! With arched eyebrows, radiant visage and black bee-like
locks, Whose eyes are full of compassion, Who destroys the enemies
of gods! O Mother! The Munis who are without any attachment bow down atThyfeet! O Bestower ofauspiciousness andblessedness, O Devi (Goddess), thevery embodiment of all auspiciousness/

Amba Kunde Parivandita-sanaka-sanande Vand5ru-mahisura-vrinde Mriga-rEja-skandhe Spande Amba IndirS-mandire Bindu-samakulaSundara-charane (Devi) Tripurasundari... (5) Lalite . . . jasmine-like O Mother! Of complexion, adored by Sanaka, Sanandana,
Gods and Brahmins,

Who moves on the shoulders of the lion (king of animals)!


O Mother! The Abode of prosperity, O Mother, the most beautiful One

in the three worlds (prostrations to Thee).

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JAGADAMBIKE
Jagadambike Jaya Jaya Jaga Janani Ma. Glory to the Divine Mother, Jagadambika (Mother of the universe)! Glory to Jagajanani (Mother of the universe)!
KyE Mana-hara Nam SuhEyE Hei.

VErUfi ME Saba Kuchh Charanofi Par, Mere Mana Ko Ye Bh6ya Hei.

Jagadambike Jaya Jaya Jaga Janani Ma. (1) How pleased is my heart by Your alluring Name. To offer all at Your feet, fills my mind with delight.
He Prema Pufija He, KarunEmayi,

ne Adi Sfrafti Jaga Jananl Ma. He Ma...


Tava Varada Hasta Mama Shi5ha Rahe, BElaka Tava Sharana

Mei Aya Hei, (2) Jagadambike ...

O Mother! You are the Repository of Love and Compassion, You are the Energy Primordiql! Glory to Jagajanani! Glory toThee, O Mother!

May Your hand of blessing remain on my head,


For

I have taken refuge inYou.

Gurudeva Ke Hridaya Me Baith Ke M6, Tum Ne Kheloi Ko Khela Hei. He M5... Usa Mafijula Vesha Mefi Akarke, Patitofi Ko Gale LagEyE Hei, Jagadambike... Dukhiyoi Ko Gale Lagay6 Hei. While seqted in the heqrt of the Divine Guru, O Mother, You play qll the roles in thiswhole world-show.

(3)

In the compassionate form (of the Guru),


You embrqce the

fallen and distressed.

Shri Rama Tu Hi, ShrI t<rishna Tu Hi, DurgS K6li snri Raona ro, Durga Lak$hmi Sarasvatl Tu.

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BrahmS, Vishnu, Sniva Snankara Mefi, Tera Hi Teja SamEyd Hei.

(4)

Jagadambike...

Shri Ramq, Shri Krishna are none other thanYou,

Durga, Kali and Shri Radhs too! Durga, Laksmi, Sqrssvqti too! In Brahmq, Vishnu, and Shivs Shankara, It isYour glory only that shines.
Ye Akhila Vi6hva Jo Dikha Raha,

Uske Kana Kana Mefi Tu BaithE Hei. SthEvar Jangam Jalachar Nabhachar,

Jagadambike ... Tera Hi Mamatd MEyE Hei. You fill every speck of this vast universe. Every living being and every thing, both moving and Still, in the waters, land or slcy, All are the creation ofYour Maya (illusory power).
Md Jo PEUfi Tujh Se P6uil, Jo Deve Usmeil Harsh6ui. Kuchh Rahe Na MerE Apnapan, Meih-ne Sarvasva Charh5yE Hei.

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(6)

Jagadambike...

O Mother, whatever I receive, comes only from You. May I be contentwithwhateverYou bestow. Let there not be any sense of 'mine-ness'left in me, For I hsve offered everything toYou!

Ho NamaskEr Mama Bar BEr, ne Aai Snafti Tava Charaloi Mei. Mujh Adhama Patita Aghav6ri Ko, KarunE Kar H;idaya LagEyE Hei. My prostrations again and again

(7)

Jagadambike...

AtYour feet, O Power Divine! Although I am lowly, downcast and coffised, You so lovingly embrace ma

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DINODDHARINI
DinoddhErinT Durita-hErini

Sattva-raja-tama Triguna-dhErinT. The uplifter of the destitute, the absolver of sins, You are the embodiment of the three Gunas - Sattva, Rajas and
Tamas.

Sandhy5 SEvitri Sarasvati GEyatrI SIEE JEnaki Pankaja Lakshmi.

twilight), Savitri (the effulgence of the sun), The Goddess of learning Sarqwqti and the mantra Gayatri,
You are Sandhya (the You are Sita, Janaki (Janaka's daughter),

And Pankaja (the lotus born) Goddess Lakshmi.

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SandhyE SEvitri Sarasvati Gayatri Radha Rukmini PankajE Lakghmi.


You are Sandhya, Savitri, Sarasvati and Gayatri,
You

are

Radhq, Rukmini (Shri Krishna's consort)

And Pankaja Lakshmi.

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ISHVARI MAHESHVARI
i6hvari Mdhe5hvari Parame6hvari PEhi MEm, Rdje6hva ri MEte6hva ri Sa rve6hva ri Raksha Ma m. O Goddess, Great Goddess, Supreme Goddess, protect me! O Controller of the rulers, Divine Mother, Controller of the entire universe, save me (from all problems, sorrows, dfficulties and distress)!
I6hvari Mahe6hvari Parame6hvari PEhi M64, Raje6hva ri MdteShva ri Bh uvane6hva ri Ra ksha MEm.

Goddess, Greqt Goddess, Supreme Goddess, protect me!

Controller of the rulers, Divine Mother, Controller of theworlds, swe me!

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VINA PUSTAKA
Vina-pustaka-dhErini Amb5, V51i Jaya-jaya PEhi Mdm, Stratti-aayini PEhi MEm, BhuKi-dEyini Pdhi MEm, BhaKi-ddyinl Pdhi MEm, Mukti-dEyini PEhi Mam. O Mother, Who holds a book and aVina (lute) in Her hands, Goddess
of Learning, hail, hail to Thee! O Bestower of power, enioyment, devotion and liberation!

Protect mefrom all evils and. misfortunes!

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AISA PYARA
Shri Hari Om Sharan

Sanskrit Shloka: YE Devi Sarua-bhUteshu Daya-rUpena Samsthite, Namas-tasyai Namas-tasyai Namas-tasyai Namo Namah.
The Goddess Who resides in all beings in the form of Compassion, O! I bow down to Her, I bow down to Her, I bow down to Her, again and again!

Hindi Doha: Durg6 Durgati Dur Kar, Mangala Kar Sab Kam, Mana Mandir Ujjval Karo, Kripa Kar Ke ME.

o Mother! o
Light

Goddess Durga! Please temove my hardships qnd make

all my ccts auspicious;


the flames of devotion in the temple of my heart

with your grace.

AisE Pyara Baha De Maiya, Charanoi Se Lag JEuh Meii, Sab AndhakEra Mita De Maiya, Darasa Tera Kar paUi Meifi. (1) AisE Pyara BahE De Maiy5...

o Mothen that I seek refuge atyourfeet! Dispel all darkness, O Mother! May I be able to behold Thee! Such love shower down upon me, O Mother! ...
Jag Mefi Akar tag Ko MaiyE, Ab Taka NE pahach6na Saka, Kyoh Ayd Hui KahEfi Hei JanE, yah Bhi Na Meih J6na Saka, T[ HeiAgama Agochara Maiya, Kaho Keise t-akh paUil Meifi. (2) Aisa Py5ra BahE De MaiyE...

such love shower down upon me,

Although I live in

the world,

o Mother, I a,m unable to understand it.

Why have I come? Where am I going? This also I know not! Incomprehensible and mysterious areyou, o Motherr reil me how to

findYou!
Such love shower down upon me, O Mother! ...

Kar KripE JagadambE Bhav6ni, Meii Balaka Nddana H0fi,


Nahifi ArEdhana Jap Tap Janu6, Mei Avagu4a Ki Khana HUil,

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De AisE Vard6na He Maiya, Sumirana TerE GaUi Meih. (3)

Aisa Pyara Baha De MaiyE... Have mercy on me, O Mother of the universe! Just a naive child am I! I don't know how to prqy, chant or perform penance; a mine ofvices am I! Grant me such benediction, O Mother, that I may sing Your Name eternally!
Such love shower down upon me, O Mother! ...

Meifi Balaka TU Maiya Meri, Nisa-dina TerI Ot Hei,


TerI KripE Hi Metegi, Bhitara Jo Bhi Khot Hei,

Sharana Laga Lo Mujh Ko MaiyE, Tujh Par Bali BaliJ6[n Meifi. (4) Aisa Pyara Baha De Maiya...
O Mother! Your child am I, You are my Mother; Your care remains with me day and night. By Your grace alone, my faults will be erased. Grant me Thy refuge, O Mother! Again and again, Such love shower down upon me, O Mother! ...

I surrender unto Thee!

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JAYA JAGA JANANI


Jaya Jaga Janani Sankata Harini,

Tribhuvana TErinI MEhe6hvarI. Glory to the Mother of the worldwho removes all dfficulties,
She is the Greqt Goddess who scyes the three worlds.

Muni Mana-raffjani Bhava-bhaya HErini, Tribhuvana TErinI MEhe6hvarI. She delights the hearts of the silent sages (who med.itate upon her) And removes their fear of Samsara; She is the Great Goddess who saves the three worlds.

,rn"Shvari Jaya M5te6hvarI Jaya,


Mahe6hvari Jaya MEte6hvari.

Glory to the Great Goddess, glory to the Divine Mother...

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OM SHAI(TI OM

om Snarci om Snarciom Shaktiom,


Brahma Shakti, Vishnu Shakti, Sniva SnaKi om. Om Shqkti (the Divine Power or Energy), Om Shakti, Om Shakti, Brahma Shakti (the Power of Brahma), Vishnu Shakti (the Power of Vishnu), Shiva Shakti (the Power of Shiva).

Adi Shakti, Maha-ShaKi, para-Shakti om, IchchhE Shakti, rriya Shakti, JfiEna Stratcti om. Adi Shakti (the Primal Energy), Mahashakti (the Great Power),
Parashakti (the Supreme Power), Ichchhq-shqkti (the Power ofwill), Kriyo-shakti (the Power of action), J fiana-shakti (the Power of wisdom).

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JAYA NARAYANI NAMO'STUTE


Jaya NEr6yani Namo'stute Jaya N6rEyani Namo'stute Jaya Narayani Namo'stute Narayani Namo'stute. Glory to Narayani, salutations to Narayani... Sa/ufotions to Narayani...
Jagad-d hEtri REja- rEje6hva ri Bhava-t6ri
n

i ME

BhavE

i,

MahS-mdyi MEyS-mayl Jagan-m6te MahS-devi.


You are the Creator of the world, Rajarajeswari, Mother Bhavani. You liberqte souls O Mother, the Giver of life! The great

from the oceqn of Samsara. lllusionisrl

Mother of the universe, the Great Goddess! Jagadambe Jagadambe Jagadambe Jagadambe Jagadambe Jaya Jagadambe Jaya Jagadambe Jaya Tulja Bhavdni. O Mother of theWorld...! Glory to Thee, Mother of the World, the presiding Deity of Tuljapur,
Giver of life!

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GAURI GAURI GANGE


Gauri Gauri Gange Raje5hvari, Gauri Gauri Gahge Bhuvane6hvarl, Gauri Gauri Gange MEheShvari, Gauri Gauri Gange Mate6hvari. Gauri (the Radiant Mother), Gauri, Gange (Ganga Mother)' Rajeshvari (the Ruler of kings), Gauri, Gquri, Gange, Bhuvaneshvqri (the Ruler of the universe)' Gauri, Gauri, Gange, Maheshvari (the Great Goddess)' Gquri, Gquri, Gange, Mateshvari (the Divine Mother)' Gauri Gauri Gauri Gauri Gauri Gauri Gauri Gauri Gange Mah6kali, Gange Mah6lakshmi, Gahge P6rvati, Gange SarasvatT.

Gauri, Ga.uri, Gange, Mqhakali (the Great BlackGoddess)' Gauri, Gquri, Gange, Mahalakshmi (the Great Goddess of fortune)'

Gquri, Gauri, Gange, Parvati (the Daughter of mountain' Consort


Shiva),

of

Gauri, Gsuri, Gange, Sqrasvati (the Goddess ofwisdom)' M6he6hvari Jaya M6te6hvari, Mahe6hvari Jaya M6te6hvari, Mdhe6hvari Jaya M6te6hvari, Maheshvari Jaya Mdte6hvari' Glory to Maheshvari! Glory to Mateshvari"' REma Hare SiyE Rama REm, REma Hare SiyE REma Rdm, friShna Hare REdhe Snyama Shyem, Krishna Hare R6dhe Snyama

6nyam.

O Rqma, Hqri, Sitq-Rqms... O Krishna, Hari, Radhe-ShYama...

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SALUTATIONS TO LORD MMA, the seventh incsrnq.tion of Lord Vishnu, who wqs the personification of measureless,

pure Consciousness and Bliss. He is the Consort of Sita, the


Master of Hanuman, qnd the Lord of the three worlds, Who took birth of His own will in order to estsblish righteousness, destroy the wicked and protect His devotees. He was well accomplished, beautifuI q.nd endowed with the marks of royalty. His glory and prowess were unlimited. He was peerless

on eqrth. He was free from malice. He wqs gentle. He was the protector of all His people. He always addressed them in
gentle words. He ruled his people so well that his reign came to be known as Rom-Rajya, the reign of righteousness, the rule which bestows happiness and prosperity on all.

He was an ideal son, an ideal brother, an ideal husband, qnd. an ideal king. He led the ideal life of a householder to teach the tenets of righteousness to humanity. Shri Rqmqwas not simply a good and o great person, but God Himself, A true devotee of Lord Romo is His representative

an ideal friend

on earth.

May Lord Ramq bless us qll!

SaturdaY Dedicated to Lard Rama, Shri Hanumanii and Lord Venkatesha

Rima Jaya REma layaJaya REma Om!Glory to Lord Rsma (the impersonal Supreme Being Who incarnated as the pleosiry"dnd Loving divlneKing Rama)! Glory, glory lo lord'fiarnal
"Or.n Shri

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SHTOKAS

SHRI RAMAVANDANA
(Obeisance to Lord Rama)

ApadEm-apahaftEram, dEtEram Sarua-sampadem, Lokabhir6mam Shri-r6mam, Bh0yo BhEyo NamEmyaham.

I bow down fo sfiri Rama again and again, who removes ail affriction, Who bestows all blessings and Who is charming to all people.
mEya RE ma-bhadrEya, REma-cha ndr6ya Vedhase. REghu-nEthaya NEthEya, SrtEyEh pataye Namah.
RE

Consort ofSita.

Salutations unto Lord Rqma, Who rs ouspiciousness, whose presence is pleasing tike the moon and who is the pious one, Who is the Lord of the Roghu dynasty, the Lord of all beings, and the

Nil6mbuja-ShyEmala-komalEngam,
Sita -sa mE ropita -vE ma - bh6 ga m.

PEnau MahS-sEyaka-ch6ru-chEpam,

Nam5mi R5mam Raghu-vam6ha-nEtham. I bow down to Rama, whose hue resembles the blue lotus, who hqs q
delicate body,

Who has seated Sita on Hrs left side, Who holds the great arrow qnd beautiful bow in His hand, Who is the Lord born in the lineage of Raghu.

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Shri Rama REma REmeti Rame REme-mano-rame,


Sahasra-nEma Tat-tulyam REma-nama VarEnane. Lord shivq told Parvqti: "1 meditate upon shri Rama as 'sri Ramq Rama Rama'.
The thrice repetition

of Rama's name is

equar

to the recitotion of the

thousq.nd names of Lord Vishnu.

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Lokabhiramam Rana-ranga-dhiram, R6jiva-netram Raghu-vam5ha-natham' Karunya-ruPam Karuna-karantam, Shri Rama-chandram Sharanam Prapadye' in I take refuge in Shri Ramachandra, Who is the most beautiful theworld,
compassion and Lord of Raghu's dynasty qndwho is the embodiment of

Whoisvqliantonthebattlefield,Whohasbluelotus-Iikeeyes,Whoisthe

o treasure of mercY.

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Bhaje' REmo R6jamanih SadE Vijayate R6mam Rame5ham Nama[' Ramenabhihata Ni6hacharachamU Ramaya Tasmai Daso'smyaha q' Ram6 n-nasti Parayana m Paratara m Rd masya

RameChittalayahsad6BhavatuMeBhoRSmaMam.uddhara'

the worship Ramq, the crest-iewel among kings' through Whom hoqrds ofdemons have been destroyed' I qm His Beyond Him there is nothing greoter to be worshipped'
servant; my mind

is totally absorbed in Him' O Ramq' please rescue me (from the oceqn of phenomenal existence)!

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Dalghine Lak5hmano YasYa,
VEme Cha Janak6tmaj6. Purato M5rutir-YasYa,

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Taln Vande Raghu-nandanam' I bow to thqt Lord Raghunandana (Rama), onWhose right side of is Lakhmana, onWhose teft side is His consort Sita' daughter

Janaka,andinfront(ineternalobeisance)isMaruti(ShriHanuman).
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tu

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SHRI RAMACHAilDRA KRIPALU


Saint Tulsidas

Shri Rema-chandra KripElu Bhaja Mana, Harana Bhava-bhaya-dErunam. Nava-kafrja Lochana Kaffja, Mukha Kara Kafrja pada Kaftjarunam. O mind!Sing praises of Shri Rama, Who is all compassion, Who mitigates the greatestfear of Samsara, andWhose eyes, mouth, hq.nds andfeet are beautiful like the freshly bloomed lotus.
Kandarpa Aganita Amita Chhavi,

Navanila Nlrada Sundaram, Pafapita MEnahu Tarita Ruchi Shuchi, Noumi Janaka-sutEvaram. (1) ShrI REma-chandra... (O mind! Sing praises of Shri Rama!) Whose beauty excels the beauty of many Cupids put together; Whose beautifut body is tike a

formed dense brue croud! whose pure beautifut yeilow robes are shining like lightning! Who is born on Nqvami (9th day of the fortnight)! Who is the consort of Janaka,s doughter (Sita)i
O mind! Sing praises of Shri Rama... Bhaju Dina-bandhu Dine6ha DEnava,
Da

newly

itya-va mSha-n i ka nda na m.

Raghunanda Ananda-kanda, Kaushala-chanda Dasharatha-nandanam.

Lord of the day! Who destroyed. the lineoge of demons issuing from Dqnu qnd Diti!Who is the Descendent of Raghu, the Giver oJ1oy, tt moon of the Koshala Kingdom and the Son of Dasharqtha!

(sing praises of shri Roma!) who is thefriend of the poor! who is the

(2)

shrl Rema-chandra...

"

O mind! Sing praises of Shri Rama...


Sira Mukuta Kundala Tilaka ChEru, UdEru Anga-vibhUshanam.

AjEnu Bhuja Shara ChEpa-dhara, SangrEma-jita Khara DUshanam. (3)

ShrI REma-chandra...

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(Sing praises of Shri Rama) Who has a crown on His head! Who is a.dorned with ear-rings!Who has a beautiful tilak (the vermilion mark) on hisforehead.! Whose mighty limbs are ad.ornedwith ornaments! Who hqs long arms reaching his knees! Who holds a bow qnd arrowlWho defeated the demons Khara and Dushana in a (fierce) battle! O mind! Sing praises of Shri Rama...

Iti Vadati Tulasldasa Shankara, Shesha Muni Mana Raffjanam, Mama Hridaya-kafrja Niv6sa Kuru, KamEdi-khala-dala-gafijanam. (4) ShrI Rama-chandra... So scys Tulsidas: "O Rama! You Who delight the hearts of Shankara, Shesha and saints, reside in my lotus-like heart qnd destroy the Kama impure demons, the six-foldfoes, thqt qre present in me (desire), Krodha (anger), Lobha (greed), Moha (delusion), Mada (arrogance), and Matsarya (jealousy )!" O mind! Sing praises of Shri Rama...
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THUMAKA CHALATA RAMACHANDRA


Saint Tulsidas

Th uma ka Cha lata REmachandra, Thu maka Chalata R6machand ra,

Bajata Peifijaniy6fi.
Baby Rama walks, sw aying unsteadily,

His anklets ringing in tune with His steps. Kilaki Kilaki Uthata DhEya, Girata Bhumi LatapafEya, Dhaya MEta Goda Leta Da5haratha Ki RaniyEi. (1) Thumaka Chalata... Laughing joyously He tries to run, but stumbles andfalls. Fondly He is lifted into the laps of King Dasharatha's queens. Baby Ramawalks...

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Affchala Raja Anga Jhdri Vividha Bhefiti So Dul6ri, Tana Mana Dhana VEriVEri Kahata Mridu BachaniyEi. (2)

Thumaka Chalata...
They cover

Himwith their saris, dusting offthe sand and caressing

His bruises.
They are ready to sacrifi.ce their body, mind andweslth to make Him

feel better;with sweetwords they try to comfort Him.


Baby Ramawalks...

Vidruma Se Aruna Adhara Bolata Mukha Madhura Madhura, Subhaga NEsikd Mefi ChEru La[akata LafakaniyEfi. (3)

Jhumaka Chalata...
Baby Rama's ruby lips say sweet melodiouswords,

Ornaments decorate His beautiful nose andwaist.


Baby Ramawalks... Tulaslddsa Ati Ananda Dekha Ke MukhEravinda,

Raghuvara Chhabi Ke SamEna Raghuvara Chhabi BaniyEfi. (a)

Thumaka Chalata... Gazing in rapture on the little face of Rama, ss beauteous as a lotus in
bloom,
The

poet Tulsidas

is

filled wirh bliss. Baby Rama is exactly qs he had

imagined Him to be!


Baby Ramawalks.-

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RAMA NA BISARA BANDE


REma Na Bisara Bande, REma Na BisEra Bande, REma Na Bis6ra Bande Re,
KhEII AnE KhEII JEn5.

Dhana Yauvana Ka Nahifi Thikana, Ismefi Nahifi Kuchha SEra

Bande.

Rama...

Do notforget Rqma (God), O my child! .... You come empty handed, go empty handed. Wealth and youth are transient, There is no essence in these, O my child! Do notforget...
Yaha DuniyE Do Dina KE MelE, Na Tu Kisi KE Na Koi TerE.
J-wana Hei Dina Chara

Bande.

(1)
days.

R6ma...

This world is

fair (lasting) for a few

You belong to nobody, nobody belongs to you.

Life is very short, O my child!

Do not forget

...

Jaga Mei PhUl Khile Hein Rangile, Sundara PyEre Aura Rasile. Mata Kara Na Koi PyEra Bande.

(2)

Rama...

Multi-coloredflowers blossom in fhis world, b e au tifuL lov ely and fr a g r ant. Do not get bewitched by them, O my child! Do not forget ...
Bh0le REhI Sunate JEnE, JhUthe Jaga Mei Na Bharam6nE. Teri Hei Maffjila PEra Bande.

(3)

REma...

O trqvellerwho has gone astray, hearken! Do not get deluded by this illusory world. O my child, your destinafion is beyond this! Do not forget...

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BHAJA MANA RAMACHARANA SUKHADAI


Saint Tulsidas

Bhaja Mana REmacharana Sukhad6T, O Mana R6macharana Sukhad5l. Bhaja Mana... O mind! Worship the feet of Lord Rama, which bestow all happiness' Jihi Charanana Se Nikasi Surasari Sahkara JatE Sam6i, Ja[E-sahkari NEma Paryo Hei, Tribhuvana T6rana Ai. (t) Bhaja Mana... From Whose feet emerged the river of the celestials (the Ganges) that entered the matted locks of Shankara (Lord Shiva). Hence, SheWho came to liberate the beings of the three realms,
received the name "Jata Shankari." O mind!Worship thefeet of Lord Rama....

lina Charanana Ki Charana-p6dukE, Bharata Rahyo Lau LEI, Soi Charana Kevafa Dhoi Line, Taba Hari NEva Chalai' (2)
Bhaja Mana ... For Whose pqdukc,s (sqndals) Bharata had great devotion, holding them close to his heart; those very feet the Boat-man washed before rowing the boat of Hari. O mindl Worship the feet of Lord Rama....
Soi Charana Santana Jana Sevata, Sada Rahata Sukhadai, Soi Charana Gautama Rishi Ndri, Parasi Parama-Pada Pai' (3)

Bhaja Mana ... Those feet are worshipped by saints and sages and always bestow happiness; the touch of those holy feet enabled Ahalya (Rishi Gautama's wife) to attqin the supreme state of liberation.

O mind!Worship

the feet of Lord Romo....

Dan{aka Bana Prabhu P6vana Kinhouil, Rishiyana Trdsa Mit6i,


SoI Prabhu Triloka Ke Sv6mi Kanaka MrigE Sahga Dhai. (4)

Bhaja Mana ...

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The Lord sancfirted the Dandskqforest qnd removed the hardships

of

rhe Risfirsl The sqme Lord, Who is the Master of the three worlds, also chssed the golden deer (Maricha)!

O mind!Worship thefeet of Lord Rama....


lGpi Sugfva Bandhu Bhap By6kuh, nna Jala Chhata PhiraU

Ripu Ko Anuja Bibhishana Nisichara, Parasata Lank6 PEi, (5) Bhaja Mana ... (By the Grace of those Holy Feet) the monkey King Sugriva, though fear-stricken by his brother (Bali), ultimately became the king.

Although the demonical king Ravanq rs Your enemy, You gave refuge to his younger brother, Vibhishana. The touch of Thy holy feet bestowed on him the kingdom of Lanka. O mind!Worship the feet of Lord Rama....
Siva SanakEdika Aru Brahm5dika Sesha Sahasa Mukha Gdi, TulasidEsa Maruta-suta Ki Prabhu Nija Mukha Karata Barai. (6)

Bhaja Mana...
Shiva, Sanaka, Brehma, other god.s qnd Shesha

with his thousand

mouths all sang about the GIory of Thy Feet! But Lord Ra.ma with His own mouth sings the Glory of Hanuman! So says Tulsidasa. O mind!Worship thefeet of Lord Rama....

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Devotional Songs

DINA NIKE
Dina Nike Bite JEte Heifi.
The days are passing away quickly.

Sumirana Kara Shri R6ma-n6ma,


Taja Vishaya Bhoga Aru Sarua KEma. Tere Sahga Chale Nahifi Eka DEma,

Jo Dete Heiil So PEte Heifi. Remember the holy name of Shri Rama! Give up sensucl enjoyments and all desires.
Not a centwill gowithyou. Only they, who give, get something in return.
The days are . .
.

(1)

Dina Nike.,.

BhEi-bandhu Aru Kutumba-parivara, Kisake Ho Tum Kouna TumhEra. Kisake Bala Hari-n6ma Bisera, Saba JIte li Ke Nate Heifi.

(2)

Dina Nike...

Brothers, friends and

family members,

Are related. to you only as long as you are alive. Whose are you then? And who is yours?
Relying upon whose stength have you forsaken the holy name of Shri

Hari?
The days qre . .
.

Lakha Chour6sl Bharama Ke Aye,

Bare Bhaga MEnusha-tana Peye. Tisa Para Bhi Nahii Kari KamEI, Phira P6chhe Pachhatdte Heii.

(3)

You hqve already trqversed the 84 Lakhs of Yonis (wombs)

Dina Nike... of the life

forms!
With great goodfortune you htove received this human body. Still, you have not done anything (to attain liberation)! For fhis, you will certainly repent!
The days are . .
.

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Jo T0 LSge Vishaya-vilasa,

M0rakha Phailse Mrityu Ki Pasa,


KyE Dekhe Shvasa Ki A.5ha,

Dina Nike... Gaye Pher Nahifi Ate Heih, O foolish peoplel Enjoying the countless pleosures of the world entangles you in the net of the so-called Death. Why do you assume that breath will follow breath? (Remember) what is gone, is gone forever.
Thosewho have passed away will never return! The days are . . .

(4)

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RAMA RAMA ... NAMA TARAKAM


REma, Rama, REma, REma REma, REma, Rdma, Rama

- REma, REma, REma, - Rama, REma, REma,

Ram. Rdm.

REma REma Rama REma REma NEma Tarakaq, Rama Krishna V6sudeva Bhakti Mukti D6yakam. The Name of Lord Rama confers liberation, The Name of Lord Rama, Krishna orVasudevq gives devotion and

Iiberqtion.

lSnaki Manoharam Sarua-loka NEyakap,

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Shankaradi Sevya-m6na Divya NEma Kiftanam. rne onewho steals the heart of Janaka's daughter (Sita), He is the Lord of the whole world, Lord Shqnkara (Shiva) and the other gods sing worshipfully the Divine
Name

of Rama.

:anaki Manoharam Sarva-loka N6yaka4,


Shankaradi Sevya-mana Purlya NEma Kiftanam. The Onewho steals the heart of lanaka's daughter (Sita), He is the Lord of the whole world, Lord Shqnkara and the other gods sing worshipfully the Auspicious Nome of Rama.

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SHRI RAMA SE KOI MILA DE


Shri Rama Se KoI MilE De, Mujhe Rdma Se Koi Mil6 De. Bina LEthi KE NikalS AndhE, REha Se Koi LagE De. Shri Rema se... May someone help me to meet Lord Ramc. The blind one has startedwithout a stick. May someone take me to the path. May someone help me...
Koi Kahe Vaha Vase Avadha Mefi, Koi Kahe Vaha VrindEvana Mefi, Koi Kahe Tiratha Mandira Mei, Koi Kahe Milte Vo Mana Mei.
Some say thqt He lives inAvqdha. Some say that He lives in

Vrindavqn.
Some say that He lives in holy places and temples. Some say He can be

found in the heart.


Dekha Sak06 Meifi Apane Mana Meh, Koi Aisi Jyoti JalE De.

Shraddh6-jyoti Jala De, BhaKi-jyoti Jat6 De, JfiEna-jyoti JalE De. Shri Shri Rama Se... May someone light such o light that I may see Him in my own heart. Light the light of Shraddha (faith). Light the light of Bhakti
(devotion).

Light the light of Jfiana (wisdom). May someone help me...

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HARE RAMA HARE RAMA


Hare Rama Hare REma, REma REma Hare Hare, Hare Krishna Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna Hare Hare. O Hari (the Destroyer of sins), O Rqma (the One Who delights
everybody)...

O Hari, O Krishna (of dark-blue hue)...

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RAMACHANDRA RAGHUVIRA
R6ma-cha nd ra Rag
h u-vira, RE ma-cha nd ra Rana-d hira, R6ma-chandra Raghu-natha, REma-chandra Jagan-n6tha. Ramachqndra (with moon-like face) - the Hero of the Raghu dynasty. Rqmachandro - mostvaliqnt in battle. Ramachandra - the Lord of the House of Raghu.

Rqmachandrq
RE

the Lord of the universe.


Pa

ma-cha nd ra Raghu-ra ma, Ra ma-chand ra

ram-d

hE

ma,

REma-chandra Mama Bandho, REma-chandra DayE-sindho.


Ramqchandra Ramachandrq Ramachandra Ramachandra

the Delightful (descendant


the Supreme Abode.

of) Raghu.

my closest one.
the Ocean of mercy.

REma-chandra Mama Daivam, Rama-chandra Kula-daivam, RE ma-cha nd ra Rag h u-vira, RE ma-cha ndra Ra na-dhira.
Rqmachandra Ramachandra Rqmachandra

my God. Ramachqndrq most valiant in bqttle.

the God of my family.

the Hero of the Raghu dynasty.

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Sivananda Ashram Devotional Songs

SITA RAMA RADHE SHYAMA


Sita Rama Radhe ShyEma, Hari Om Sach-chid-Enanda.
Sita Rama, Radhe Shyama (Krishna), Hari (the Destroyer of evil) Om Sat-Chit-Ananda (ExistenceConscio usness-Bliss,).

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RAGHUPATI RAGHAVA
(A favourite song of Mahatma Gandhiji)

Raghupati R6ghava RdjE REm, Patita Pavana $tE REm. Raghupati (the Lord ofRaghu's dynasty), Raghava (the Descendant Emperor Raghu), the King Rama, Purifier of thefallen, Sita (Lord Rama's Queen) Rama.
S-ltE REm, SitE REm,

of

Bhaja PyEre TU

fte

Ram.

(1)

Raghupati R6ghava...

Sita Ramq, Sitq Rama! O dear ones, sing Sita Rama!

i6hvara AllEh Tere NEm, Saba Ko Sanmati De Bhagavan. (2) Ishvsra and Allah are Your Nomes, O Lord! Give us right understanding. Mandira Masjid Tere DhEm,
Satya Ahims6 Tere NEm.

Raghupati...

(3)

Raghupati...

Temples and Mosques qreYour Abode, Truth qnd Non-violence areYour Nomes.

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RAMA JINKA NAMA HEI


REma Jinka Nama Hei, Ayodhya JinkE DhEma Hei,

Aise Raghu-nandan Ko, Ham6ra Bhi (BErambEr) PranEm Hei. (1) He Whose Name is Rama, Whose abode is Ayodhya,
To such Descendent ofEmperor Raghu, our reverential prostrations

(again and again).


Shyama JinkE Nama Hei, GokulJinkE Dh5ma Hei,

Aise Bhakti-d6t5 Ko, HamEra Bhi (Baramb5r) PranEm Hei. (2) He Whose Ncme is Shyama, Whose abode is Gokula,
To such a Bestower of Devotion, our reverential prostrations (again and ogain).

PandurEnga Nama Hei, Pandaripura DhEma Hei, Aise DayE S6gar Ko, HamErE Bhi (BarambEr) Pranam Hei. (3) HeWhose Nome rs Panduranga, Whose abode is Pandaripura,
To such Ocean of Compassion, our reverential prosfrofions.

Shankar Jink6 Nama Hei, KEShi Jinka DhEma Hei, Aise Mukti-ddt6 Ko, Hamara Bhi (B6rambar) PranEm Hei. (4) He Whose Name is Shankara, Whose abode is Kashi (Varanasi), To such a Bestower ofLiberation, our reverential prostrations (again and again). Venkata-ramana Nema Hei, Tirumala-giri Dh6ma Hei, Aise Apad-b6ndhav Ko, Hamdra Bhi (BErambEr) PranEm Hei. (5)
He Whose Name is Venkataramana, Whose abode is Tirumala Hill, To such Friend-in-need our reverential prostrorions (again and again).

Shivenanda NEma Hei, Ananda Kutir DhEma Hei, Aise Sadguru-deva Ko, HamEra BhI (BErambEr) Pran6m Hei. (6) He Whose Name is Sivsnanda, Whose abode is Ananda Kutir (name of Gurudev's cottage) To such a Divine Master, our reverential prostrations (again and
again).

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Sivananda Ashram Devotional Songs

SITA RAM SITA RAM


SIIE REm, SitE Ram, REma REma Jay, REjE REm. Sitq Rama! Sita Rama!

Glory to Rama, King Rama! Da6haratha-nandana, REja REm, KausalyE-priya, SrtE REm, Raghu-kula-bhEghana, REjE REm,
SrtE REm,

$G

REm.

Dashq.rstha's Son, King Rqma!

Who is dear to Kausalya (His mother), Sita Rama!


The jewel

of Raghu's dynasty, King Rama!

Sita Rama!Sitq Rsma!

Raghu-pati R6ghava, REjE REm, Patita P6vana, SitE REm, MEruti-nandana Sevita Ram, Sita REm, SitE REm. The Lord ofRaghu's dynasty, the Descendant ofRaghu, King Rama!The Purifier of the fallen, Sita Ramq! Who is served by the son of theWind (Hanuman), Rama! Sits Rama! Sita Ramq!

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SITA RAMA KAHO

$tE REma Kaho, REdhe ShyEma Kaho,


SrtE REma Kaho, R6dhe Shy5ma Kaho.

Chqnt Sita Rama, chant Rqdhe Shyama, Chant Sitq Rqms, chant Radhe Shyama.

$tE Rama BinE, Sukha Kouna Kare,


REdhe ShyEma Bina, Duhkha Kouna Hare.

(1)

S-ltE

REma Kaho...

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Other than Sita Rama, who can give us happiness?


Who wiII remove sorrows, other than Radhe Shyama (Krishna)? Sitd REma BinE UddhEra Nahifi
Rddhe ShyEma BinE Ber:a PEra Nahifi. (2) Without Sita Rama, Liberation is not possible, SIta Rama Kaho...

Without Radhe Shyama, Samsarq (illusory world) connot be crossed.


Slrta REma BinE Sukha Svapna

Nahii,

SitE Rama Kaho... Radhe Shy6ma BinE Koi ApanE Nahih. Without Sita Rama, none can dreqm of happiness.

(3)

Other than Radhe Shyama, none else is our own.

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Songs

,ANAKI NATHA SAHAYA


Saint Tulasidas

Janaki NEtha SahEya Kare Jaba, Kouna Big6p Kare Nara Tero. When Janaki's (Sita's) Lord is withyou, Who cqn doyou any harm? $anaki's Lord is Lord Rama.)
SUraja Mangala Soma Bhrigu-suta, Budha Aru Guru Vara DEyaka Tero, REhu Ketu Ki Nahii GamyatE, Sanga Shanichara Hota Uchero. (1) JEnakl NEtha...

It is said that the

Sun, Mars, the Moon, Venus, Mercury,

the Seven Stars and Jupiter all become favourqble to you; Rahu, who causes the eclipse, and the planets Ketu and

Saturn dqre not approach you.

Dushta Duh6hEsana Vimala Draupadi, Chira UtEra Kumantara Prero,


JEki Sahaya Kare KarunE-nidhi, Barha Gaye Chira Ke Mara Dhanero. (2) 16naki NEtha... When the evil Duhshasana, inspired by immoral advice, attempted to disrobe the chqste Draupadi,
the Lord, Who is an Oceqn of mercy,

increqsed the length of her sari (Indian cloth) infinitely.

Garabha Mefi R6khyo Parikshita RajE, A5hvatth5ma Jaba Astra Ko Prero. Bh6rata Mei Maruhi Ke AndE,
TE Para Gaja KE Ghan[E Gero. (3)
He protected

JEnakI Natha...

King Parikshir in his mother'swomb when Ashvattq.ma shot his missile to kill him. He protected an egg lying on the battlefield of Kurukshetra
covering it with the bell of an elephant.

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JEki Sah6ya Kare KarupE-nidhi, TEke Jagata Mefi BhSga Barero.

Raghu-vam6hi Santana Sukha-dEyi, JEnakI NEtha... Tulasld6sa Charanana Ko Chero. The onewho has the Lord by his side, Who is an Ocean of compassion, Rises greater and greater in fhis world. His fortune can never be described in words! The Lord of Raghu's dynasty is the Giver of great joy fo sainfs and devotees! Tulasidasa says: I am a servqnt atThy Feet, O Ramachandraji!

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SALUTATIONS TO SHRI HANUMAN, who is the Avatara (divine incarnation) of Lord Shiva born of Marut, the Windgod, and Anjani Devi. He possessed extraord.inary strength
and powers which he manifested on severql critical occasions

on behalf of Shri Rama, the Lord of his heart.

Lord Hanumon is worshipped all over Ind.ia-either


alone or together with Shri Ramq. Every temple of Shri Rama

hqs the Murti or idol of Shri Hanuman. He is the living embodiment of Rama-Nama. Hewqs an ideal selflessworker, a true Karma Yogi who worked desirelessly and dynamically. He was a great devotee and an exceptional Brahmachari or celibate. He served Shri Rqmo with pure love and devotion, without expecting anything in return. He lived to serve Shri Rama. He wqs humble, brave and wise. He possessed all the divine virtues. He did whqt others could not do. Lord Ramq bestowed upon him the gift of living forever. It is believed that Hanuman, even today, visirs incogn ito places where Rqma's Name and glories are sung. Glory to Hanumanji! Glory to His Lord, Shri Rama!May His blessing be upon us all!

Shri Hanumanji

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fo Lard
Hanurman.

Mano-jarar.n Maffia-tulF-vegam Jitendriyaryr Bddhimat6m v-arishflram.

'

, Vi6tmajaryr,\nry:y$fia:mukhfaryr r*narna-A,t6

.,

to Hamtmanji, I bow to the Son of the Wnd, mcssenger of Rama, leader of the monkey army, Who is as/ost os the wiril' '" " ' anltgi guicft as th,- rninil, who is the moster of hissenss arrd nq6sf ' .'ts'"' dis ti ng ui shed cnd wise.
bow my hesd
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SHLOKAS
Yatra Yatra Rag h unatha-kiftana m Tatra Tatra Krita-masta k5 fljal i m, vashpa-v6ri-pari-purna-lochanam Marutim Namata RakShasantakam,

Prostrations to Maruti (Hanuman), the Destroyer of the Rokshasos (demons), Who, with head bent down, palms folded in adoration and eyes brimming with tears, frequents every placewhere Rama's Name is glorified. Atulita-bala-dhEmam Hema-shailS Bhadeham Danuja-vana-kri6hanum lff 6nin6m Agraganyam. Sakala-guna-nidhdnam VEnarEnSm-adhiShar.n Raghupati-priya-bhaktam V6ta-jEtaP Nam6mi. I bow to the Son of theWind (Hanuman), the leader of the monkeys and the messenger of Rama, Whose strength is mqtchless, Whose body is like a hill of gotd, who burns up theforest of Asuras (demons) like a junglefire, Who towers among the spiritually illumined ones, andWho
is a treasure-house

ofallvirtues.

Afijani-garbha-sambh0to Vayu-putro Mahabala.


Kumaro BrahmachEri Cha Hanumant6ya Namah. I prostrate again and again before Hc.numqn Who was born from Afijani's womb, the very powerful Son of the Wind-god, the eternal
Brah machari (celibate ).

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AfrJANEYA VIRA
Afijaneya Vira Hanum6nta Shura, VEyu Kum6ra Vdnara Dhira, Shri Rema Duta Jaya Hanum6nta. Jay Jay Sita Rama Ki, Jay Bolo Hanuman Ki. (1) The valiant Anjani's Son, the wqrrior Hanuman!

of the Wind-god, the brave monkey! Lord Rama's messenger! Glory to Hanuman! Glory to Sita snd Rama! Sing the glory of Hanuman!
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Rama Lakshmana lanaki, Jay Bolo Hanum6n Ki, Jay SIta REm Jay Jay Srta Ram, Jay Hanum6n Jay Jay Hanum6n. (2) Sing the glory of Rama, Lakshmana (Rama'sbrother),
Janaki (Janaka's daughter, Sitq) and Hanuman! Glory to Sitq and Rama! Glory, glory to Sita and Ramq!

Glory to Hanuman! Glory, glory to Hqnuman!

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VANDE SANTAM SHRI HANUMANTAM

Vande Santam Shri Hanumantam, Rama-dasam-amalam Balavantam. Vande . . . Prostrations to the great soul Shri Hanuman, Who is a peerless servont of Rama, Who is pure and strong.
Prema-ruddha-galam-a6hru vahantam, PulakEhkita-vapusha Vilasantam.

Rama-kathEmrita-madhUni Pibantam, Parama-prema-bharena

Natantam. (1) Vande. . .


Whose throqt is choked with devotion, ftom Whose eyes the tears of bliss flow, Who shines with hair raised all over his body, Who is drinking the honey, the nectar of the stories about Lord Rama, Who is dancing with supreme devotion. Sarvam REma-mayam Pa5hyantam, Rama R6ma Iti SadE Japantam Sad-bhakti-patha m Sa m upad i5hanta m, Vittha la-pantam Pratisukhayantam. (2)

Vande. . . He Who considers everything as Lord Rams, Who always repeats


"Rema, Ramq'i Who initiates everyone onto the path of true devotion, Who is attached to the Lord, Who is the bestower of happiness.

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Sivananda Ashram Devotional Songs

VENKATESHA VENKATESHA Venkate6ha Venkate6ha Venkate6ha pahi MEm, Venka[e6ha Venkate6ha Vehkate6ha Raksha MEm. O Venkatesha (the Destroyer of sins)... protect me!

venkatesha ... save me (from all problems, sorro,!r/s, dificulties and distress)!

Venkate6ha Venkate6ha Venkafe6ha pdhi MEm, Shrinivasa Shrinivasa Shrinivasa Raksha MEm. O Venkatesho ... protect me!

O Shrinivasq (the Abode of Lakshmi)...

sqve me!

Venkate6hvara PEhi Mam ShrinivEsa Raksha MEm, Venkate6hvara Namah Om Shrinivasa Sharana Om.
O Lord Venkatesha, protect me! O Shrinivasa, save me! Lord Venkq.tesha, prostrations to Thee! O Shrinivasa, I take refuge in

Thee! VenkateSha Venkate6ha VenkateSha Namah Om,

Shrinivasa Shrinivasa Shrlnivesa Sharana om. O Venkateshq ... prctect me!

O Shrinivasq

...

protect me!

Lard Venkateshwara

SALUTATIONS

IO

LOHD Venkateshvara, Who is Lord Wshnu Himself.

According to the scripturesVishnu, out oflove for His dantees, incarnated as Venkatesllara for the salvotion and upliftment of humanity in this Kali Yuga. With His conch He creates the cosmic sound (OM) from which the creation has mantfested, and with.His discus He destroys the ignorance and ego in human beings, thus liberoting themr, Wnkateslwara is very merciful. It ia believeil t:iat He fulfils every wish msde to Him by His devotees, that He absolves their sins and drives away all obstacles to their abiding peace and prosperity. In iconographic depictions, Lord

Venkqteshvsra's eyes are covered, because


infense

it

rs

said that

His gaze is so

it would scorch

the universe.

May Hisblessing be upon us alll


Om Sfrri Venfate*haya ruamah ! Prostrations fo Lord Venkatesha !

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SALUTATIONS TO LORD NARAYANA, the primeval God from Whom the Universe emansted through His crestive will. According to the Vedas, this universe is the Eternal Being (Narayana), the imperishable, the supreme, the goal, "multiheaded and multi-eyed" (i.e., omnipresent and omniscient), the resplendent, the source of light and delight for the whole
universe.

According to the Epics, the name 'Narayana' signifies the Divine Being who reposes on the universal waters of the primordial condition of the Universe. In the beginning, Narayana alone was. He Himself appeared as Brahma,
Vishnu, Shiva snd all the gods. He appears as all that is, both the seen qnd unseen. He is the Immortal, Self-Existent All. Narayana is the Supreme Reality qnd the Supreme Light, whose symbol is Surya, the Sun. As the protector of the Universe, the Lord incarnates Himself now and then for the welftre of everyone, andfor the re-establishment oJ'Dhorma, righteousness, in the course of time. Like a resplendentflame in the heart of the individual, Narayanq cqn be visualised in
deep meditation.

May Narayana bless us, and bestow upon us devotion.

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Dedicsted to Lord NaraYana

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OmlPnrstrufions ro Inrd Narayana.

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SHTOKAS

Suryap Sundara-loka-n5tham-amritam Ved6nta-sEram Shiva1n,


JffEnam Brahmam-ayam suresham-amalam Lokaika-chittam svayam. IndrEditya-naradhipam Sura-gurum Trailokya-chUdEmanim, BrahmS-vishnu-Shiva-svar0pa-hridayam Vande sada BhEskaram.
Ever I adore Surya

(the Divine Rqdiance of the Sun, symbol of the qbsolute impersonal, Brahman), the beautiful Lord of theworld,

the immortal quintessence ofvedanta, the auspicious, the qbsorute Brqhmic knowledge, the Lord of the gods, the ever_pure, the one true
consciousne ss of the world, the Lord of Indra, of the gods and of men, the preceptor of the gods, the crest-jewel of the three world.s, the very heart of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva, the giver of Light.

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Namami Nar6yana-pada-pankajam, Karomi NarEyana pUjanam SadE. Vadami NEr6yana-nama-nirmalam, Smarami Narayana-tatUam-avyayam. I bow down inworship to the lotusfeet of Narayana, I do reverent service to Narayana always,

I repeat the pure Names of Narayana, And I remember the reality of Narayana which is unchanging.

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Mangalam Bhagavan Vishnuh, Mahgalam Garuda-dhvajah Mangalam Pundarikasksha, Mangalayatano Harih, May all auspiciousness be unto LordVishnu! May all ouspicrousness be unto Him (Lord Krishna) Whoseflag bears the emblem of Garuda! May all auspiciousness be unto the Lord with lotus_like eyes!
That Lord Hari is (the seat

of) att auspiciousness/

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Shantafaram Bhujaga-5hayanam Padmanabha11 Sure6ham,


Vi6hvadharam Gagana-sadri5ham Megha-varnam Subhangam. Lakshmi-kantap Kamala-nayanam Yogibhir-dhyEna-gamya1n, Vande Vishnum Bhava-bhaya-harap Sarva-lokaika Ndtham. I worship Vishnu, the embodiment of Peace, Who sleeps on the serpent, Whose navel is the lotus (of the Universe), Who is the Lord

of

is the support of the Universe, Who is of the form of omnipresent space, Whose colour resembles that of clouds, Whose body is auspicious, Who is the Lord of Lakshmi, Whose eyes are like the lotus, Who is qttainable by Yogis through meditation, Who is the
gods, Who Remover

of the fear of birth and death, and Who is the One Lord of all

the worlds.

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Ndrayanah Para4 Brahma, TatNam NErEyanah Paraf, N5rayanah Paro Jyotir-atma, NErayanah Parah, Nardyanah Paro DhyEta, Dhyanaq NEr6yanah Paraf. The Lord Narayana is the Supreme Absolute; Narayana is the Supreme RealitY; Narayana is the Supreme Light; Narayana is the Supreme Self; Narayana is the Supreme Meditator; Narayana is the Supreme Meditation.

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Kfiyena Vdchfl Manasendriyairua Buddhyfitman! VE Prakriteh Svabh5v[t


Ka

romi Yadyat Sakalam Pa rasmai NErEya nEyeti Sama rpay6 m i. Whatever I do with my body, speech, mind and senses,' by my intellect, self or by nqtural disposition - qll these I o_ffer unto the supreme Lord
Narayana.

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Songs

ACHYUTAM KESHAVAM
(Shri Shankaracharya)

Achyutam Ke5havam Rdma NarEyanam Krishna DEmodara4 VEsudevam Harim. Shri-dharam MEdhavap Gopik6-vallabham, JEnaki-ndyakam R6ma-chandram Bhaje. (1) I worship Achyuta (the Immutqble Lord), Keshava (the Lord with Beautiful Hair), Rama (the One who gives deligh), Narayana (the

purified mind),Vqsudeva's

R"fuS" of everyone), Krishna, Dsmodqra (Who is known through the Son, Hari (the Destroyer of evil), Shridhara (Who has Lakshmi q.t his bosom), Madhava (the Lord of the Goddess Lakshmi), the Beloved of the Gopis, the Lord of sita, shri Ramqchandra.

Achyutam Ke6havam Satyabham6-dhavam, Mddhavam Sfrr-rdhararyr Radhika-rEdhitam. IndirE-mandiram ChetasE Sundaram Devaki-nandanam Nandajam Sandadhe. (Z) I offer my obeisance to Achyuta, Keshava, the Lord of Satyabhama, Madhava, Shridhqra, Who is adored by Shri Radha, the Abode of
Lakshmi, the most Beautiful to think of, the Son of Devaki, the Son of Nanda.

Vishnave Jishnave Shanthine Chakrine Rukminl-ragine JanakFjEnaye. Vallavi-vallabhdyarchitayEtmane, Kamsa-vidhvamsine Vam5hine Te Namah. (3) I salute Vishnu (the all-pervading One), the Victorious, the Bearer of the conch qnd the discus, the Beloved of Rukmini, the Consort of Janaki (Sita), thevery Life of the Gopis, the supremely adorable Self,
the Slayer of Kamsa, the Bearer of the ftute.

Krishna Govinda He REma NEr6yana,

Shripate V5sudevajita Shrinidhe. Achyutananta He MEdhavadhokshaja,


DvErakE-nayaka Draupadl-rakshaka. (4)

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O Krishna!O Govinda (the Protector of the cows)! O Rama! O Narayana! O Lord of Lakshmi! O Vasudevq! O [Jnconquerable One! O Abode of
Lakshmi!

O Achyuta!O Ananta! (the Infinite), O Madhqva! O Adhokshaia! (Beyond


sense

perception),

O Lord of Dwarka! O Saviour of Draupadi!

Rakshasa Kshobhitah Sitay6 Shobhito,

DandakEranya-bhu Punyata-kEranam. Lakshmanendnvito Va naraih Sevito' (A)gastya-sampEjito REghavah Patu Mam. (5)

May Raghava (the Descendant of Raghu),


Who disturbed the sinful practices of the demons, Who shines in the company of Sita, Who purified the Dandaka forest, Who is accompanied by Lakshmana and served by monkeys, And who is adored by the sage Agastya, protect me! DhenukarightakEnishta-krid-dveshinEm, Ke5hihd Kamsa-hrid-vam6hika-vedakah.
PUtanS-kopakah SUrajE Khelano,

BEla-gopalakah Patu Mam Saruada. (6) Whowas unfavorable to the evil doers (demons) Dhenuka and Arishta, the Slayer of Keshi and Kamsa,
Who plays on the flute,

Whowas angrywith Putana, Who sports on thebanks of theYamuna Riven May the Child Gopala ever protect me! Vidyud-udyotavat-prasph urad-vasasam,
PrEvrid-a mbhodavat-prol lasad-vigra ham.

Vanyaya MdlayE Shobnitorah-sthalam, Lohitdnghri-dvayar.n VErijEkgham Bhaje. (7) I worship the Lord Who is adorned by a lightening-like shining yellow robe, Whose body is as resplendent as the clouds ladenwith rain,
Whose bosom is adorned with the garlands of forest flowers, Whose feet are red and Whose eyes qre like the lofuses.

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Devotional Songs

Kuff

chitaih Kuntalair-bhr6jamEnEnanam,

Ratna-maulim Lasat-kundalam Gandayof. HEra-keyurakam Kankana-projjvalam,

Kihkini-mafijulam Shyamalam Tam Bhaje. (8) Whose forehesd is adorned by curly locks, and head with a jewelled
crown. Whose cheeks shine by the brilliance of beautiful earrings,

Who is qdorned with a garland, armlets and beautiful onklets, I worship Shyamala (the blue complexioned and beautiful One).
PhalaShruti:

AchyutasyEshtakam Yah Pathed-ishtadam, Prematah Pratyaham PUrushah Saspriham.

Vrittatah Sundaram Vedya-vi6hvambharam


Tasya Va5hyo Harir-jayate Satvaram. The effect of this hymn: One who daily chants these eight verses in praise of Achyuta, composed in beautiful rhymes, which qre bestowers of desires,
he

quickly wins the heart of Lord Hari, the Creator of the whole

universe.

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SHRI BADRINATHA VISHVAMBHARAM


Pavana Manda Sugandha Shitala, Hema Mandira Shobhitam. Nikata Gang6 Bahata Nirmala, Badrin6tha Vi6hvambharam.

Shri gadrinatha Vi6hvambharam. (1)


The Golden Temple is shining in the midst of cool breezes,

A sweet fragrance is carried by the wind slowly. Nearby flows the pure Ganga. All-pervading is Lord Badrinatha...
Shesha Sumirana Karata Ni6hidina, Dharata DhyEna Mahe6hvaram. Shri Veda Brahm6 Karata Stuti, Shri Badrinatha Vishvambharam. ShrT Badrin6tha Vi6hvambharam... (2)

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Day and night, the serpent Shesha recites the Name of the Lord. Lord Shiva is immersed in meditation upon Him. The Vedas and Lord Brahma sing His praises. Lord Badrinqtha is allpervading...

Indra Chandra Kubera Dinakara, Dhupa Dipa PrakaShitam.


Siddha Muni Jana Karata Jaya Jaya, Badrin6tha Vi6hvambharam. Shri gadrinatha Vi6hvambharam... (3)
Incense and lighted lamp are being offered to the Lord.

lndra (the chief of celestials), Chandra (the moon-god), Kubera (the


god of wealth), snd Dinakara (the sun-god) sing His praises. Sqinfs, sages and all the people glorify Him. Lord Bqdrinqtha is allpervading... Shakti Gauri GaneSha Sherada, Narada Muni Uchcharanam. Yogi Dhyana ApEra Lila, Badrindtha Vi6hvambharam.

Shri gadrinatha ViShvambharam... (4) Parvati, Ganesha, Sarqwqti and Naradq Muni sing His glories.

All the Yogis meditate upon the boundless Lilqs (pastimes) of the Lord. Lord Bqdrinq.tha is all-pervading...
Yaksha Kinnara Karata Kautuka, TEla VinE Veditam.

Shri takshmi Kama16 Chamara Dole, Badrin6tha Vi6hvambharam, Shri gadrinatha Vi6hvambharam... (5)

, t , , i '

Yakshas, Kinnaras qnd all the celestial beings who know Tqla

1hythm) andVina (lute)


Are enjoying theworship of the Lord. Lskshmi, who rs olso hrcwn as Kamala (She of the Lotus), Is waving the celestial fan. Lord Bqdrinatha is all-pervading...
KailSsa Meil Eka Deva Nirafijana Shaila Shikhara Mahe6hvaram.

naja Yudhighthira Karata Stuti, ShrI BadrinEtha Vi6hvambharam. Shri BadrinEtha Vi6hvambharam... (6)
The spofless Lord Shiva is shining at the top of

Mt. Kailasa. is all-

King Yudhishthira is praising the Lord always. Lord Badrinqtha pervading...

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Hema Patha Ked5ra DarShana, Siddha Muni-jana Sevitam. Himalaya Mefi Sukha Svar0pa, BadrinEtha ViShvambharam. Shri gadrinatha Vi6hvambharam... (7)

path, devotees wslk to behold Kedarnqth, where sqints and sages are serving Him, The Lord of the Himalayas is the embodiment of bliss. Lord On
the golden

Badrinatha is all-pervading... Tapta Kunda Ke Adhika Mahim6, Da6ha Di6hanana Shobtritam. Nara N6r6yana Karata Seva, Shri Badrin6tha Vi6hvambharam. Shri gadrinetha Vi6hvambharam... (8) (In Badrinath) the glory ofTapta Kund (a natural hot-water spring) is
very great.
The Lord is shining in the ten directions.

(In Badrinath) Nara (Arjuna) and Narayan (Krishna) are doing service. Lord Badrinqtha is all-pervading...
Shri Badrinatha Ke Sapta R6tra, Parama PEpa VinS6hanam Koti Tirtha Svarupa P0rana, BadrinEtha Vi6hvambharam, Shri Badrinetha Vi6hvambharam... (9)

\\hoever
destroyed.

spends seven nights

in Badrinath, all their

sins

will

be

Badrinath is the embodiment of a millionTirthqs (holy places by the


side of pure water streams).

Lord Bad.rinatha is all-pervading...


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HARI TUM HARO JAN KT BHIR


(Mira Bai)

HariTum Haro Jana Ki Bhlra

Hari ... Draupadi Ki LEja Rakhyo, Tu4 BarhEyo Chlra. O Lord Hari! You dispel our fear! You saved the honour ofDraupadi by lengthening her Sari (when Duhshasana tried to disrobe her).

(1)

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BhaKa KErana REpa Narahari, Dharyo Apa Sharira

Hari ... Hiranya-kaShipu MEra Linhoh, Dharyo NEhIn Dhira. For the sake ofYour devotee Prahlada,You took theform of the Manlion (Narahari) and killed Hiranyakasipu. Youwere most eager to protect Prahladq. (O Lord Hari...)
B0rate Gajar6ja Rakhyo Kiyo Bahara Nira Hari ... Dasi MIrd Lala Giridhara Charana Kamala Para Sira. You sqved the drowning Elephant-King (Gaiendra) and rescued him from the water. O dear Lord Giridhara, Mira, Your servant, places her head onYour lotus-feet. (O Lord Hari...)

(2)

(3)

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HE MADHAVA He Madhava, Madhusudana, Shri Ke6hava, NEr6yana, Lakshmi NErEyana. O Mqdhqva (the Lord of the Goddess Lakshmi), Mqdhusudana (the Slayer of the demon Madhu), Shri Keshava (the Lord with beautiful hair),
Narayana (the Refuge of everyone), Lskshmi Nsrctyana (the Lord

of

Lakshmi)!
NErEyana, Shriman NErEyana, REma, Krishna, Govinda, NErEyana. He Madhava... Narayana, Shriman Narayana, (the efulgent Narayana), Rama, Krishna, Govinda (the Protector of the cows), Narayana.
Shr-r,Chara, KeShava, D6modara,

(1)

AchyutEnanda, He NErayana, (2)


Shridharq (Who has Lakshmi at his bosom),
Keshava, Dqmodara (Who is known through a purified mind), Achyuta (the Immutable Lord), Anandq (the Embodiment of bliss), O

Narayana! NErayana, Shri Hari, N6rayana, REma, Krishna, Govinda, Nar6yana. He Madhava... Narayana, Shri Hari (the Destroyer of evil), Narayana, Rama, Krishna, Govinda, Narayana.

(3)

Namo Madhava, Jagan-nayaka Hrishl-ke5hava, He Naga-5hayana, ShrI Shesha-Shayana. (4) I revere Madhava, Jagannayaka (the Controller of the world), Hrishikesha (the Lord of all senses), O Naga-shayana (Whose bed is a serpent), Shri Sheshq-shayana (Whose bed is the divine serpent
Shesha)!

NErEyana, Satya NErEyana, REma, Krishna, Govinda, NEr6yana.

(5)

He MEdhava...

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N aray ana, Saty a N aray ana,

Rama, Krishna, Govindq, Narayana.

Achyuta, Keihava, DEmodara, Sachchid6nanda, He NErayana. (6) Achyuta, Keshavq, Dqmodara,


Thou art sat-chid-Ananda (Existence, Consciousness and Bliss),

Narayana!
NErEyana, Lakshml, NEr6yana, REma, Krishna, Govinda, NErayarla. N aray ana, Lakshmi N aray ana,

(7)
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He Madhava...

Rama, Krishna, Govinda, Narayana.

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RAMA KRISHNA HARI


(Glory to Lord Narayana in His various Names and Forms)

Rama Krishna Hari, Mukunda Mur6ri, PEndurahga PEnduranga p6nduranga

REma... Rama Krishna Hsri (Remover of sorrows), Mukundq (Giver of Freedom), Murqri (Enemy of the demon Mura),

Hari.
who

Panduranga (the deity of pandaripura

has a

whitish

hue)... Hari.

Makara Kundala Dh5ri, Bhakta-bandhu Shouri, Mukti-datE Snaki-data Vitthala Narahari. (1) REma... whowears earringswith crocodile design! Heroic Friend of the devotee! Giver offreedom, Giver of power, Vitthala (epithet of Lord Krishna), Narqhari (the Man-lion) !
DTna-bandhu KripE-sindhu Shri Hari Shri Hari, PEvandnga He Kripdnga, V6sudeva Hari.

(2)

Rama...

Friend of the poor, Ocean of mercy, Lord Hari, Lord

Hari!

whose body is pure! Embodiment of compassion! vqsudevc's son,

Hari!

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Songs

Tulasi HEra Kandhara, Bhakta H;idaya Mandira R6ma"' MandarEdri Dhara Mukunda, Indire5ha Shri Hari. in the temple of His Whowears aTulsi Mala round His neck!Who resides

(3)

devotee's hesrt!

Whotiftedthe Mandarqmountain! Mulrunda, thelord of Lakshmi, Shri Hari!


Jagatraya Jivana, KeShava Ndr6yana, REma"' M6dhava Jan6rdana, Ananda Ghana Hari. The Life of the three worlds! Keshava (with beautiful hair)! Narayana

(4)

(Refuge of everyone)!

Madhavs (the Lord of Lakshmi)! Janardana (who helps people)!Ananda Ghcna (Embodiment of bliss)! Hari (Who destroys sorrows)! REja SukumEra, Mohana-k6ra,

Karurla-s6gara, Achyuta ShrT Hari. Son of a King! Mohana-kara (with a charming form)!
Ocean

(5)

Rdma"'

of compassion! Achyuta (One Who

doesn't swerve

from His

status)! Shri Hari!


Pu4darTka Varada, Pandari-n6tha Shubhada,

REma"' Andaja VEhana Krishla, Panflurahga Hari. to Pandari (His boon a q bestowed has Who hand! His Who has lofus in devotee)! Shubhada (the Auspicious One)! Whose vehicle is the eagle (Garuda, born out of an egg)! Krishna'
Panduranga Hari!

(6)

'

JfiSnadeva Sanstuta Ndmadeva Kiftita, REma"' TukEr6ma P0jita, DEsa Ke6hava Sanstuta. Who is praised by Saint Jfianadeva! Whose glory is sung by Saint

(7)

Namadeva!

who is worshipped by saint Tukarqma! who


Keshava!

is

praised by the servant

(8) Jay Jay Vitthala Pdrldurahga, Jay Hari Vitthala PEnduranga' Panduranga vitthala Glory, glory tovitthsla Panduranga! Glory to Hari,

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JAGADISHA ARATI
Om Jaya Jagadi6ha Hare, SvEmi Jaya Jagadi6ha Hare Bhakta lanoil Ke Sahkata, Kshana Mei DUra Kare. Op Jaya ... Om! Glory to Thee, O Lord of the Universe! O Master and Lord of the Universe! Who removes in theflash of a moment the sorrows of the devotees! Removes them in the twinkling of an eye! Om! Glory to Thee, O Lord of the Universe!

Jo Dhyave Phala Pave, Dukha Vinase Mana K5,


Sv6mi Dukha Vinase Mana KE, Sukha Sampati Ghara Ave Om JaYa ... Kashta Mile Tana Ka. Those who meditqte receive the fruits, O Lord!The miseries of their minds get dissolved. Happiness andweslth come to their homes, And physical ailments qre removed. Om! Glory to Thee...

(1)

MEtu Pitd Tum Mere, Sharana Gahui Kisaki,


SvEmi Sharar.ra GahUfi Kisaki.

Tuma Bina Aura Na DUjd, Tuma Bina Aura Na DUjE, Om JaYa ... Rsa Karuh Kisaki. I take refuge inTheewho qre both my Mother and my Father O Lord, inwhom else csn I take refuge? There is none other thanThee to guide me, Onwhose compassion can I depend? Om! Glory toThee...!

(2)

Tuma Purarla ParamatmS, Tuma AntaryEmi,


Svdml Tuma AntaryEmT.
PEra-Bra h ma Pa rame6hva ra, Pa ra- Bra hma Pa ra me6hvara, Om JaYa ... Tuma Sabake SvEmI. O!You are the absolute Supreme Self, The Omniscient Indweller in the hearts of all. O Master!You are the Omniscient Indweller in the hearts of all, The Brahmqn Absolute and Lord of the Universe. O Lord of the Universe! Om! Glory to Thee...

(3)

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Songs

Tuma Karuna Ke S6gara, Tuma Palana-karta Sv6mi Tuma P6lana-kate. Meifi MUrakha Khala Kami, Meii Murakha Khala Kami, Kripa Karo BhaftE. Om Jaya ... O! Thou art an ocean of compassion! Thou art the protector ofall! O Lord! Thou art the protector of all.

(4)

I amfoolish,
Save

undeserving and full of desires. mewithYour compassion, O Lord!

Om! Glory toThee... Tuma Ho Eka Agochara, Sabake PrEna-pati, Svami Sabake Pr5na-paU. Kisa Vidhi Mil0fi Daya-maya, Kisa Vidhi Mil0i DayS-maya, Tuma Se Mefi Kumati. Om Jaya ... Lord! You are One and. the Unknowable. You are the Lord of the life breath of everyone, Lord! You are the Lord of the life breath of everyone. Oceqn of mercy! How can I ever be united with You Since I have q polluted mind? Om! Glory to Thee...

(5)

Dina-bandhu Dukha-hartE, Tuma Rakshaka Mere,


Sv5mi Tuma Rakshaka Mere.

Apne H6tha Uth5o, Apne H5tha UthEo DvEra Para Tere. Friend of the distressed, Destroyer of sorrow! You are my Saviour, O Lord! You qre my Saviour. Extend Thy helping hand to me,

(6)

Om Jaya ...

Who q.m lying helpless at Thy doorl Om! Glory to Thee... Vishaya Vik5ra MitEo, PEpa Haro Dev6, Svami PEpa Haro DevE.

Shraddh6 Bhakti BarhSo, ShraddhE Bhakti Barh6o Santana Ki Sev5.

(7)

Om Jaya ...

Wipe away all my worldly indulgence andfaults, Forgive my sins, O Lord! Lord! Forgive my sins.

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Increase my faith and devotion,

And grant me an opportunity to serye the soinfs. Om! Glory to Thee...


Jaya JagadlSha KI Arati, Jo KoT Nita Gave,

Sv6mi Jo Koi Nita Gave, Kahata Shivenanda SvEmT, Kahata Shivananda Svami, Mana VSfichita Phala PEve. (B) Om Jaya Jagadi6ha Hare! Those who recite daily, 'Jaya Jagadisha Arqti,' O Lord! Those who recite it daily,
Says Swami Sivananda, says Swami Sivanqnda,

They will get the fruits of desired objects! Om! GIory to the Lord of the Universe!

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HARI HARI BOL


Hari Hari Bol, Bol Hari Bol,
Mukunda Madhava Govinda Bol. Chant Hqri, Hqri (the Desooyer of evil), Chant Hari, (Dispeller of sorrows). Chant Mukunda (the Liberator), Madhava (the Lord of Lakshmi), Govinda ((the Protector of the cows and of the Earth). Mukunda MEdhava Govinda Bol, Ke6hava Madhava Govinda Bol. Chant Mukundq, Madhava, Govinda. Chant Keshava (the Lord with beauriful hair), Madhavq, Govinda.

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HARI KE PYARE HARI HARI BOIO


Hari Ke PyEre Hari Hari Bolo Ao PyEre Milkara G5o N6rEyana NErEyana N6r6yana N6rEyarla. (1)
Lovers of Hari, sing'Hari, Hari'! Come, O dear ones, sing together:

'Narayana, Narayana, Narayana, Narayana'. Hari Ke Pyare Hari Hari Bolo Ao Pydre Milkara Gao Sita-rEm REdhe-ShyEm. (2) Lovers of Hari, sing'Hari, Hari'! Come, O dear ones, sing together: 'Sita-Ramq, Radhe-Shy ama'.
Hari Charana Meh Dhyana Lagao Pyare Guru Ke Sharana Meil Ao

Narayana N6rayana Narayana N6r6yana. (3) Fixyour attention on the lotus feet of Hari! O dear ones, take refuge at the holy feet of Guru!
'N

ar ay

ana, N aray ana, N aray ana, N aray ana'.

Abhimana-tyago Seva-karo Narayana N6rEyana N6rdyana NdrEyana. (4) Renouncing ego, do selfless service.
'N aray

ana, N aray ana, N aray ana, N aray ana'.

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ADITYA NARAYANA
Aaitya N6rEyana, Bh6skara NErdyana,
Surya N6rayana, Jyoti N6rdYana. Aditya (the Sun God, son of Aditi),
Narayana (the Refuge of everyone), Bhqskara (the Efulgent) Narayana,
Surya (the Sun God) Narayana, Jyoti (the Divine Light) NaraYana.

SALUTATIONS TO ACHARYA SHANKARA, the illustious spiritual Mqster, who rs Indiq's greatest philosopher and

guide to seekers of Truth. Nothing short of an incarnation could schieve so much success in such profound fields of human life as did Acharya Sankara during the short span of his life on this earth.

He was born at a time when Indian thought

and

culture were decayin!, when there was complete chaos and confusion. Acharya Shankara rejuvenoted the Hindu religion qnd established the unity and purity of enlightened Hindu
thought and culture. Hefounded theTen Orders ofsannyasa and estqblished the four Mathas (great monasteries) in the four quarters of India. He wrote commentqries on the major Upanishad.s, the Bhagavad Gita qnd the Brahma Sutras. He

greatly advocated Bhakti (devotion) and encouraged the worship of the various forms of the personal God. yet, he wqs the expounder par excellence of Advaita Vedanta, the philosophy of non-dualism, which is the pinnacle of Hindu
thought. To live life is to live philosophy, says Sankaro, and to live philosophy is to live in God. Glory to Lord Shankara!May His blessings be uponus all!

Wdantfc Songe

Om Shri Paramdtmane Nama[ Om! Prostrafions fo the lJniverssl Supreme Setf,

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SHLOKAS OM ISHAVASYAMIDAM SARVAM


(Ish, Up. I)

Om I5havasyam-idam Sarvam Yat-kiflcha Jagatyam Jagat. Tena TyaKena Bhuffjltha ME Gfidhah lGsyasvid-dhanam. Om. All this -whatsoever moves (or moves not) in this universe indwelt by the Lord. Therefore, by renunciation (of the transient), find joy (in the Eternal). Do not covet what belongs to others.

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NA PRAVAKSHYAM

Shri Shankaracharya

Sh loka rd

hena Prava khyam i Yad-u ktam Gra ntha-koti bh i 11 Brahma Satyam Jagan-mithya JIvo Brahmaiva NEparah I shall tell you within half a verse the quintessence of the teachings expounded in innumerable scriptures: Brahman alone is reql; the world is unreal; and the individual sou/ is non-dffirent than Brqhmqn.

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DIVI BHUMAU
(Yoga Vasishtha, 1, i)

Divi Bhumau TathS'ka6he Bahir-anta6h-cha Me Vibhuh. Yo VibhEty-ava bhesetma Tasma i Sa rv6tma ne Na mah. Solufotions to the Lord, the Universal Soul, shining manifest in heaven, earth and sl<y, and both within and without myself.

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217

NA TATRA SURYO BHATI


(Kathopanishad,

II,

5, xv)

Na Tatra Suryo BhEti Na Chandra-t6raka4

Nemd Vidyuto Bhanti Kuto'yamagnih. Tameva Bhantam-anubhati Saruaq Tasya BhasE Sarvam-idaP Vibheti. There the sun does nof shine nor the moon, nor the sfcrs, nor do these
flashes of lightning, much less this fire. when He shine& everything shines after Him. By His Light

qll this is

illumined.

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YATAH SARVANI BHUTANI


(Yoga Vasishtha I-1:i-iii)

Yatah SarvSli Bh[t5ni Pratibhanti Sthitani Cha. Yatraivopa6ha ma m YEnti Tasma i Saty6tma ne Nama h' salutations to that Reality inwhich all the elements qnd all the animqte and inanimate beings shine ss if they have an independent existence, and in which they exist for a time and into which they
merqe.

JfiatE lfiEnam Tatha Jfieyam Drashta Dar6hana-dfi6yabh[h' Karta Hetul.r Kriya Yasm5t Tasmai Jfiapty6tmane Namah' Salutations to that Consciousness which is the source of the apparently disfincf threefolddivisions of knower, knowledge and known, seer, sight and seen, doer, doing and deed'
Sph
Sa
u ra

nti

Sika rE YasmEd-5 nandasyE mba re'vana u.

rvesha m Jlvanarl Tasmai Brahma na nddtmane Na mah' salutations to that Bliss Absolu te (the ocean of Bliss) which is the tife of all beings, whose happiness and unfoldment is derived from a shower

of

spray from that Ocean

of Bliss'

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NIRVANA SHATKAM
Shri Shankaracharya

Mano Buddhy-ahank6ra ChittEni NEham Na Karnam Na JihvE Na Cha Ghrana-netre. Na Cha goma-bhumir-na Tejo Na Vayu6hChid5nanda-rupah Shivo'ham Shivo,ham. (1) I qm neither the mind, nor the intellect, nor the ego, not the mind_

stuff; I am neither the senses of hearing, taste, smell, or sight; Nor q.m I the ether, the earth, the fire, the air. I am Consciousness-BlrssAbsolute, I am He, I q.m He. (Shivoham,
Shivoham). Na Cha Prana-safijho Na Vai pafrcha-vEyur Na VE Sapta-dhatur-na VE paffcha-ko6hah. Na VEk PEni-padau Na Chopastha-p6yu

Chidananda-r[pah Shivo'ham Shivo,ham. (2)


I am neither the prana, nor the five vital qirs; I am neither the seven essential elements constituting the body, nor
the

five sheaths;

Neither am I the organ ofspeech, nor the hands, nor thefeet, nor the genital organs nor the anus.

I am Consciousness-BlissAbsolute, I am He, I am He. (Shivoham,


Shivoham).

Na Me Dvesha-rdgau Na Me Lobha-mohau Mado Naiva Me Naiva M6tsarya-bhEvah.


Na Dharmo Na Ch6rtho Na KEmo Na Moksha6hChidananda-rupah Shivo'ham Snivo,nam. I have neither qversion nor attachment, neither greed nor delusion, Neither egotism nor envy; Neirher dharma, nor wealth, nor desires, nor liberation. I am Consciousness-BlissAbsolttte, I am He, I am He. (Shivoham,

i:;

Shivoham).

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Na Punyaq Na P6paryr Na Saukhyam Na Duhkha4 Na Mantro Na TTrtham Na Veda Na Yajffaf' Aham Bhojanaln Naiva Bhojyaryr Na Bhokta, Chidananda-rUpah Shivo'ham Shivo'ham. (4) Neifher have I virtue nor sin, neither happiness nor misery' Nor mcntros , nor pilgrimages' nor scriptures, nor sacrifces' Neither the qct of enioying, nor the enioyment, nor the enioyer' I am Absolute Consciousn ess and Bliss, 1 am He, I am He (Shivoham,
Shivoham).

Na Mrityur-na Shanka Na Me J6ti-bhedah, Pitd Naiva Me Naiva MEIE Na Janma. Na Bandhur-na Mitram Gurur-naiva Shighya5hChid6nanda-rupah Shivo'ham Shivo'ham' (5) Neither have I fear of death, nor caste distintion, Neither have I father, nor mother, nor birth,
Neither have

relatives, nor friends; neither have I Guru' nor disciple' (Shivoham' I am Absolute consciousness and Bliss, I am He, I am He

Shivoham).

Aham NirvikalPo Nirdk6ra-r0Po, Vibhu-W6chcha Sarvatra Sarvendriyanam' Na Chasangatam Naiva Muktir-na Bandha6hChidEnanda-r0pah Shivo'haryr Shivo'ham. (6)

I am unconditioned, I am formless, lamall-pervading,Iambeyondtheorgans(ofsensesandaction)' I am arcr the same, I hal/e neither liberstion, nor bondage' qmAbsolute consciousn ess and Bliss, I am He, I am He (shivoham,

Shivoham).

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SARVAM BRAHMA MAYAM


Shri Sadashiva Brahmendra

Saruam Brahma-mayam Re Re, Saruam Brahma-mayam, Lo! Behold! AII rhis rs the Absolute!All this is the supreme Truth!
Kim Vachanffi m Kim-avachaniyam Kim Rachani'yam Kim-arachani'yam. Sarvar.n . . What is there to speok? What is there thqt cannot be spoken? what is there to write? what is there thqt cannot be written?

(1)

Kir-n Pathanl,yam Kim-apathani'yam

Kim Bhajanlyam Kim-abhajaniyam. Sarvam. . . Whot is here to study? What is there that cannot be studied? what is there to worship? wat is there thqt cannot be worshipped? Kim Bodhavyam Kim-abodhavyap Kim Bhoktavyam Kim-abhokavyam.

(2)

(3)

Saruam . .

What is there to know? What is there that cannot be known? What is there to experience? What is there that cannot be
experienced?

Sarvatra SadE Hamsa-DhyEnam Katavyap Bho Mukti-nidh6nam. Sarvam . . The Self is to be meditqted upon everywhere and at all times; It is the seat of Liberation. This is your foremost duty.

(4)

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ANANDO'HAM ANANDO'HAM
Anando'ham Anando'ham, Anandam BrahmEnandam. I am Bliss, I am Bliss, I am Supreme Bliss.

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AHO! AHAM NAMO MAHYAM


Ashtavakra Gita

(II

11

to 14)

Aho! Aham Namo Mahyam VinSSho Yasya Nasti Me, BrahmEdi-stamba-paryanta1n Jagan-n65he'piTishthatah. (II-11) O! Marvellous am Mdoration to Myselfwho knows no decay and
survives even the destruction of the universe, from the Creator (Brqhma) down to a blqde of grass.

Aho! Aham Namo Mahyam-eko'ham Dehav6napi,

Kvachin-naGantENEgantEWEpyaVi6hvam-avasthitaf. (II-12) O! Marvellous qm Mdorqtion to Myselfwho, thoughwith s body, am One who neither goes anywhere, nor comes from anytvhere, but ever
abides pervading the universe.

Aho! Aham Namo Mahyam Dak5ho N6stiha Matsamah, Asam-spri6hya Sharlrena Yena Vi6hvarl Chirap Dhritam. (II-13) Ol Marvellous am l! Salutqtions to Myselfl There is none QS competent as I am, who holds the universe eternally without touching

itwith My

body.

Aho! Aham Namo Mahyam Yasya Me NEsti Kifrchana, (rr-14) Athav6 Yasya Me Sarvam Yadvan-mEnasagocharam. O! Marvellous am Mrostrations to Myself who hos nofhin g, yet all that which is accessible to speech snd mind belongs to Me only-

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KOI KOI JAI{E RE


MerE Sach-chid-Enanda R0p, Koi-koi Jdne Re. My sat-chid-anq.nda ( Existence-Consciousness- Bliss Absolute) form is known to very few.

Dvaita Vachana KE Meii H0fi Srasht6, Mana-v6ni Ka Meifi Hufi Dragh[E. Meifi Hufi S5kshi-svar0p, Koi-kol JEne Re... (1)
Creator am I of dualistic speech; Seer am I of mind and speech.

I am the witnessing Consciousness, thot is known to very few.


Paficha-ko6ha Se Meifi HUi Nyere,

Tin AvasthEoi Se BhI Nydra Anubhava Siddha An0p, Koi-koiJEne Re... (2)

Dffirent from

the

five sheaths, also from the three srares,

Realised and established am

I, that is known to very few.

Surya Chandra Mei Teja Hei Merd, Agni Mei Bhi Oja Hei MerE Meiil Advaita-svarEp, KoFkoI JEne Re... (3) I am the luster in the sun and moon, brilliance in the fire too, My Non-dual Essence is known to very few. Janma-marana Mere Dharma Nahii Heifi, PEpa-punya Mere Karma NahIil Heifi Aja Nirlepi RUp, KoI-koI JEne Re... (4) Birth qnd death qre not my qualities; sin and virtue not my actions. Birthless qnd unstained purity am I, that is known to very few. TIna Loka KE Meih

Hui

Svami, Gha[a-gha[a Vyapi AntaryEmi

Jyofi Mdla Mei Sut, Koi-koi jane Re... (5)


Lord of the three worlds, all-pervad.ing, indweller of all beings, Like thread in a garland, am I, that is known to very few.

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Satsangl Nija Rupa PahichEno, Jiva Brahma KE Bheda Na Mano TU Hei Brahma-svar0p, Koi-koT JEne Re... (6)

O Satsangi (one who enjoys holy company)!


Recognize your true Self!
The Jiva (individual soul) dffirs notfrom Brahmqn. You a.re that Immortal Brahman, which is known to very few.

SHUDDHOSI BUDDHO'SI
(The enlightened Queen Madalasa bore four sons.
As she placed them in the cradle, this is the lullaby that she sang to them.)

SnuAAfrog Buddho'si Niraffjanoli


SamsEra-mEyd-pa rivarjito'si,

Sams5ra Svapnam Tyaja Moha-nidrEm


MadElas6 VEkyam-uvEcha Putram. "O beloved child, thou art Ever-Pure, Ever-Awakened, Immaculate. Thou q.rt completely free from Maya (illusion), Dissociate the mindfrom fhis dream-like Samsara (worldly existence) and the sleep of illusion."
Queen Madalasa sang to her children this wondrous wisdom song.

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SATYAM JflANAM ANANTAM BRAHMA


Satyam JfiEnam Anantam Brahma. Brahman is Truth-Knowledg eJnfinity. Satyam Shivam Advaitam Brahma. Brahman is Truth (Existence),
Ausp iciousness and N on-dual.

Ananda RUpam Amritaq Brahma. Brahman is Bliss-Absolute, the Nectar of Immortality.


Ekam Evadvifyam Brahma.

Brahman is One alonewithout a second. Satyam Jfianam Anantam Brahma. Brshman is Truth-Knowledg e lnfinity. Satyam Brahma Satyam Brahma. Brahmsn qlone is Truth.

lffanam Brahrna JfiEnam Brahma.


Brahman alone is Knowledge (Consciousness). Ananda Brahma Ananda Brahma. Brqhmqn alone is Bliss.

Anantap Brahma Anantam Brahma. Brahman olone is lnfinity.


Satyam JfiEnam Anantam Brahma. Brahman is Truth-Knowledg e lnfinity.

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SAL{JTATIONS TA THE ETERNAL TRAAISCTNDENTAL SPIRIT DIWNE that is sy mbotized by the mysferious sin gle lener - # ( OM ). OM sy mbol ize s

that which is bqond mind and ryeech, that which is beyond time and qpffcer,:ffrflf *Lrieli is,bsyond all manifeststions. f,ha sound thrr:you ftiiiir when someone stikes a gong is produced by ruro solid obiects coiing into contact with one another, but OM is nat a saund that is prcdu ced. It is the Source of all sounds. Never was there a time when if wos not It has alway s been. Thereft.r, it tt e syibot of the beginningless, endless, eternal

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OMKARAM BINDU SAMYUKTAM


(From Shiva Shadakshara Stotram)

Omk5ram Bindu-samyuktam,

Nityaq Dhy6yanti Yoginah.


KEmadam Mokshadam Chaiva, OmkErEya Namo Namah. Reverencial prosfrofions to the holy syllable Om, Which r's consfantly meditated on by Yogis as the Om that has a dot, Which leads them to thefulfilment of their desires, And the attqinment offnal Liberation.

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OM OM OM OM OM VICHARA Om Om Om Om Om Vich5ra, Om Om Om Om Bhaja Omk6ra. Reflect on Om, Om, Om... Worship the sacred syllable Om...

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SONG OF OM
Swami Sivananda

OM OM OM OM OM OM OM OM OM OM OM OM OM OM

right is OM, to the left is OM, in front is OM, Above is OM, below is OM, behind is OM, Within in OM, without is OM, everywhere is OM! Support, source, centre, ideal, goal is OM!
To the

Existence is OM, Knowledge is OM, Bliss is OM. The ultimate goal of one and all is OM! Breathe OM, sing OM, live in OM. Meditate, meditate, meditate on OM.

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DEVOTIONAL WISDOM SONGS

BHA'O RE BHAIYA
Shri Kabirdas

Bhajo Re Bhaiya Rama Govinda Hari. o Brother! worship Lord Rama (who delights the heart!) Govinda (the Lord of cows!) Hari (Who removes sins)!
Japa Tapa S6dhana Nahifi Kachhu LEgata,

Bhajo Re Bhaiyd... Kharachata Nahifi Gatharl. (1) Doing Japa (repetition of the holy Name), Tapas (penance) or Sqdhana (spirituLal practice), does not costyou a cent! O Brother, worship. . . Santata Sampata Sukha Ke Kdrala, J6soi Bhula Pari. (2)

Bhajo Re Bhaiyd... You have forgotten thqt such worship is the cause ofyour eternal prosperity and happiness! O Brother, worship . . .

Kahata'KabirS'REma Na JE Mukha, Bhajo Re Bhaiya... TE Mukha Dh0la Bhari. (3) Kabir says: "That mouth into which the Nqme'Ramq' does not enter is fit to be filled with mud!" O Brother, worship - . .

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ABA SOUNPA DIYA


(Song Of Surrender)

Aba Soufipa DiyE Isa J-vana KE, Saba Bhara Tumh5re HEthoi Mei. HeiJita Tumhare H6thofi Mefi, Oura HEra TumhEre HEthoi Mefi. (1) Now do I sunender all the responsibilities of my life unto Thee! And sll its burdens into Thy safe hanils! In Thy hands are my victories as well as my defeats.
MerE Ni6hchaya Basa Eka yahi,

Ika BEra Tumhei PEjEiii Meifi. Arpan Kara D0n Duniya Bhara Ka, Saba Py6ra TumhEre HEthoi Mei. (2) Indeed, I hqve but one desire That I shouldfindThee only once And offer the love of the whole world
Unto Thy hands! Jo Jaga Mefi RahUi To Aise RahUfi, Jyofi Jala Mei Kamala KE phula Rahe. Mere Saba Guna-dosha Samarpita Hoi,
BhagavEn TumhEre HEthofi Mei. (3) If I must live in the world., Let me live as q lotus flower in water,

Surrendering without any rcservation qll my virtues q.nd vices Unto Thy hands! Yadi MEnava KE Mujhe Janma Mile, Meii PujErI Banufi. Isa Pujaka Ki Eka-eka Raga KE, Ho TEra Tumhare Hathoi Mei. (4) If I be born again in humanform, Then may thqt be as a worshipper of Tlty lotus feet,

Tava Charanoi Ke

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The threqds of eachfber of rny being,


Be in Thy hands!

Jaba-jaba Sams6ra Ka Kaidl BanUh, Nishkama Bh6va Se Karma Kar0fi. Phir Anta Samaya Mefi PrEna TajUfi, NirakEra Tumhdre Hathofi Mefi. (5) If I be born entangled inworldly affairs, May I be able to work without any selfish motive; And when the end of my hfe comes, May I breathe my last, O Formless Lord, inThy hands! Mujha Mei Tujha Mefi Basa Bheda Yahi, Meifi Nara H0fi Tum N6rEyana Ho. Meifi Huil Sa4sEra Ke H5thofi Mefi, SaqsEra TumhEre H6thofi Mei. (6) BetweenYou and me, the dffirence is simply this Abound man (Nara) am I andYou are Narayana! I am a puppet in the hands of the world
And the world is
a

puppet inThy hands!

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JYOTI SE JYOTI JAGATE CHALO


Saint Jffaneshwara

Jyoti Se Jyoti Jagate Chalo.


Prema Ki Ga6gE BahEte Chalo.

May the lightwithinyou awaken the light in others. May your love flow out to others like the ever-flowing Ganga.
REha Mefi Aye Jo Dina Dukhl.

Sabko Gale Se Lag6te Chalo Prema Ki GangE BahEte Chalo. (1)


Embrace the distressed and forlorn who come your way. May your loveflow out to others liike the ever-flowing Ganga.

Koun Hei UhchE Koun Hei NIchE Sab Mei Vo Hi SamEyE Bhed BhEv Ke Jhuthe Bharam Mefi Ye Manava BharamEyE. (2) Who is high? Who is low? The same Divinity abides in everyone. Burdened
by

false senfiments,

Men are caught in the web of illusion.

Dharma Dhvaj5 Dharma Dhvaja Phaharate Chalo, Prema Ki GangE BahEte Chalo.
The

(3)

Jyoti Se Jyoti

...

flag of Righteousness!

Let's hoist the flag of Righteousness! May your loveflow out to others like the ever-flowing Ganga. Sare Jaga Ke Ka1ra Kana Divya Amar Ek Atma Eka Brahma Hei Eka Satya Hei Eka Hi Hei ParamEtma. (4) He is present in every nook and corner of the universe.
There is only one Divine Immortal Soul.

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There is only one Creqtor and one Truth. There is only one Supreme Soul.

PrEnoi Se Prana
Pranofi Se Pr6na MilEte Chalo Prema Ki GangE Bahate Chalo. Whilewe have this grft (the breath of life),

(5)

Jyoti Se Jyoti

...

Let's together greet everyone with love.

May your

love

flow out to others like the ever-.flowing Ganga.

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RAMA SUMIRA
Shri Guru Nanak

Rama Sumira REma Sumira, EhiTero KEj Hei.


Remember Ramq (God)! Remember Rama! This rs your only work!

Maya Kou Sanga Ty6ga, HarijU Ki Sarana LEga, Jagata Sukha MEna Mithya, JhUthou Saba SEj Hei. (1) Rama Sumira... Part company with Maya (illusion) and take refuge in Lord Hari. Consid.er the pleasures of the world to be unreal. All phenomena are illusory. Supane Jyofi Dhana PichhEna, KEhe Para Karata MEna, Rama Sumira... BErU Ki Bhita Taise, BasudhE Kou REja Hei. Know that wealth is the subsfq nce of a dream. On what then do you

(2)

take pride? The kingdom of the world is like q castle built of sand.

'N6nak'Jana Kahata BEta, Binasi Jaiheifi Tero GEta, Chhina Chhina Kari Gayo KElha, Taise JEta Aia nei. (3) REma Sumira...
Thus says Nanok: Your body is deteriorating day by day. As yesterday passed away minute by minute, today also will pass
away.

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NAMA JAPANA
Shri Guru Nanak

NEma Japana Kyofi Chhora Diya,

T0ne NEma Japana Kyofi Chhora Diya.


Oh!

oh!w

have you cessed reciting the Divine Name?

Krodha Na ChhorE, Jh0[ha Na ChhorS, Satya Vachana Kyofi Chhora Diye. (1) Tune NEma Japana Kyoi Chhora DiyE. Oh!You have not relinquished anger or telling lies. Then why did you forsake this Word of TruthT Oh! Why have you ceased reciting the Divine Na'me? Jh0the Jaga Mefi Dila LalachE Kara, Asala Vatana Kyoi Chhora Diya. (2) Tune NEma Japana Kyoi Chhora Diya. Oh! Enamoured by this false world,
Why have you forgotten your ReaI AbodeT Oh! Why have you cessed reciting the Divine Name?

Kauri Ko To Kh[ba Sambh6lE, LEla Ratana Kyoh Chhora Diya. (3) T[ne NEma Japana Kyoi Chhora Diya. Oh! Protecting your petty wealth, Why did you forsake this Priceless GemT Oh! Why have you ceqsed reciting the Divine Nqme? Jehi Sumirana Te Ati Sukha Pave, So Sumirana Kyofi Chhora Diye. (4) TUne Nama Japana Kyofi Chhora Diy6. Oh! The remembrance of Which gives you the greatest happiness, Why have you lelt That remembrance? Oh!Why have you left reciting the Divine Name?

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'Nanaka' Ika BhagavEn Bharose, Tana-mana-dhana Kyoi Na Chhor6 Diya. (5) TUne NEma Japana Kyoi Chhora Diya. Says Ncnak (the Poet-Saint), "Trusting that one God alone, Why have you not relinquished care of body, mind and wealth?" Oh! Why have you ceqsed reciting the Divine Nqme?
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SHANKARAYA MANGALAM
(Song of Auspiciousness)

Shankaraya Shankaraya ShankarEya Mangalam, Shankari-Manoharaya Sha6hvataya Mangalam.


Au spi ci ousne s s to Shankar a, the Beloved of Paruati, the Eternal One!

Gajananaya Mangalam Shad6nanEya Mangalam, SanEtanaya Mangalam Sada6hivaya Mangalam. Auspiciousness to the elephant-headed Ganesha! To the six-foced Kartikeya! To the everlasting One, to Sadashiva! Sita-ramEya Mangalam REdh6-kfishnEya Mangalam, Affianeyaya Mangalam Dattatreyaya Mangalam. Auspiciousness to Sifo and Rama! To Radha and Krishna! Auspiciousn ess to Anjaneya! Auspiciousness to Dattatreya!
ShivEnand6ya Mangalam Sadgurubhyo Mangalam
Sa

rva-nE ma- rUpa-5h ri-sarve6hva raya Ma nga la m.

Auspiciousness fo Sivanonda! Auspiciousnes to the Sat Guru! Auspiciousness ro all names andforms! Auspiciousness fo fhe Lord of all!

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SUMIRANA KARA LE
Shri Guru Nanak

Sumirana Kara Le Mere Man6, Teri Biti Umara Hari-Ndma BinE. Sumirana Kara Le. O mind, remember the Name of the Lord! Your life has been spentwithout Hari's Nome.

O mind, remember.
Deha Naina Bina, Raina Chandra Bina, Dharatl Meha BinE, Jaise Taruvara Phala Bina HinE, Tyofi Pranl Hari-Nama Bina, (1) Sumirana Kara Le Mere Man6... As o body without eyes, a night without the moon, The earth without rain and a tree without fruit,
So is o

living being without Hari's Name.

O mind, remember the Name of the Lord!


Kupa Nira Bina Dhenu Kshlra Bina,

Mandira Dipa BinE, laise Pandita Veda Vihina, Tyoil Prani Hari-Nama Bina, (2) Sumirana Kara Le Mere ManE... As a well without water, a cow without milk, A temple without a lamp, and a Pqndit (scholar) without knowledge
the Vedas,
So is o living being

of

without Hari's Name.

O mind, remember the Nqme of the Lord!


KEma Krodha Mada Moha Nivaro,

Bhajana Karo Saba Santa-janE, Kaha'NEnaka Shaha' Suno BhagavantE, Ya Jaga Mefi Nahlh Ko Apan6, (3) Sumirana Kara Le Mere Man6... Renouncing lust, anger, arrogance and deluded attachment, Repeat the Name of the Lord, O Saintsl Nonak says, 'Listen to the pious ones!

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There is nobody really our own in this world (except God).'

O mind, remember the Name of the Lord.

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CONCLUDING PRAYERS THE UNIVERSAL PRAYER


Swami Sivananda

O Adorable Lord of Mercy and Love!

Salutations and prostrations unto Thee.

art Omnipresent, Omnipotent and Omniscient. Thou art Satchidanandq


Thou (Existenc e- Consciousness- Bliss Ab solute). Thou art the lndweller of all beings.
Gra.nt us a.n understanding heart,

Equal vision, bqlqnced mind,


Faith, devotion and wisdom. Grant us inner spiritual strength To resisr kmptations and to control the mind. Free us from egoism, lust, greed, hstred, anger and jealousy. Fill our hearts with divine virtues.

Let us behold Thee in all these names

and,

forms.

Let us serve Thee in all these names and forms. Let us ever remember Thee. Let us ever sing Thy glories.

LetThy Nsme

be ever on our lips.

Let us abide inTheefor ever and ever.

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Om Sarvesham Svasti-bhavatu Sarvegh6m Shantir-bhavatu SarveshEm P0rnam Bhavatu SarveshEm Mangalam Bhavatu.

May Auspiciousness be unto all;


May Peace be unto all;

May Fullness be unto sll. May Prosperity be unto all.


Sarue Bhavantu Sukhina[r Sarue Santu NirEmayah Sarue Bhadr6ni Pa6hyantu Ma Ka6hchid Duhkha-bh6gbhavet. May all be happy; May all be free ftom disabilities; May aII beholdwhat is auspicious; May none suffer from sorrolv. Asato ME Sad-gamaya Tamaso ME Jyotir-gamaya Mrityor-ma Amritam Gamaya.
Lead me from the unreal to the Real; Lead me from darkness to Light; Lead me from mortality to Immortality.

Om PUrnam-adah PUrnam-idam PUrn6t-pUrnam-udachyate


Purnasya PUrnam-adaya PUrnam-evava6hishyate.

om sfrantih Snantih Snanti6.


Om. That (the Absolute) is Infinite, this (universe) is Infinite. (This) lnfnite emanates from the (Absolute) Infinite. After the coming of the Infinite ftom the Infinite, the lnfinite alone remains.
Om. Peace! Peace! Peace!

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HE PRABHO
(Prabhu-Prarthana)

He Prabho Ananda-datE Jff5na Hamko D-rjie. O Lord! Giver of blissl Bless us with divine wisdom! Sfrignra Sare Durgunoi Ko, Dura Hamse Krjie, L-rjie Hamko Sharana Mefi, Ham SadachEri Banefi. BrahmachErI, Dharma-rakshaka,
VIra Vrata-dh6rT Banefi, Satya Vrata-dhEri

Banei.

He prabho . .

Please take away quickly all our negative qualities!

Accept our surender unto You, and make us virfuous So that we are q.ble to observe the vow of Brghmacharya (purity). Train us to be protectors of Dharma (righteousness).

May we be able to observe our vows heroicallyl


Make us observers of truth!
O Lord! Giver of bliss!...

Prema Se Ham Guru-janofi Kr, Nitya HI SevE Karei, Satya Bolefi, JhEtha Ty6geh, Mel Apasa Mei Karei. NindE Kisi KI Ham Kisi Se BhUla Kara Bhi Na Karei. Divya Jivana Ho HamEra Tere YaSha GEyE Karei.

HePrabho...

May May May May May

we ever serye the elders with love!


we speak the truth and relinquishfolsehood!

mutual understanding be our aim! we not criticize or blq.me others, even by mistake. our lives become divine, and may we always sing Thy glories! O Lord! Giver of bliss!

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HANUMAN CHALISA, STAVA &ASHTAKAM SHLOKAS


(Shri Ramavandana)

Apad6m-apahartEram, DEtEram Sarua-sampadam. LokEbhir6mam Shri-ramam, Bhiiyo BhUyo NamEmyaham.

I bow down to Shri Rama again and again, Who removes all affliction, Who bestows all riches and Who is charming to ail people.
REm6ya REma-bhadraya, REma-chandraya Vedhase. Raghu-nEthEya Nethaya,
SrtEyEh Pataye Namah.

Solufotions unto Lord Rqma, Who is ouspiciousness, Whose presence is pleasing like the moon andWho is the Pious one, Who is the Lord of the Roghu's dynasty, the Lord of all beings,
and the Consorf ofSita.
NIlS m

buja-5hyE ma

la -

koma

En

ga

m,

SrtE -sa mE

ropita -vE ma- bha ga m,

PEnau MahE-sEyaka-chEru-chEpam, NamEmi REmam Raghu-vam6ha-nEtham.

I bow down to Rama, Who hqs q delicate body, Whose hue resembles the blue lotus, Who has seated Sita on His left side, Who holds the gteat arrow and beautiful bow in His hand, Who is the Lord born in the lineage of Raghu.

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HANUMAN STAVA
(Praise to Lord Hanuman)

Pranavaui Pavana-kumara Khala Bana P6vaka Gyana-ghana


JEsu Hridaya Ag6ra Basahiil Rama Sara Ch6pa Dhara. I offer my prostrofions to the Son of the Wind, Who is like a fire to the forest of demons, Who is like a rain cloud of wisdom and in Whose

heart-temple resides Lord Rama holding the bow and arrow.

Atulita-bala-dhamam Hema-sheilE Bhadehar.n Danuja-vana-kfi6hdnum


Jfi6ninEm Agraganyam. Sakala-guna-nidhEnam VEnarEnam-adhi6ham Raghupati-priya-

bhaKam V6ta-jatam Namami. I bow to the Son of the Wind (Hanuman), the leader of the monkeys and the messenger of Rama, Whose strength is matchless, Whose
body is like s hill of gold, Who burns up the forest of Asuras (demons) like a jungle fire, Who towers among the spiritually illumined ones, and Who is q treasure-house of all virtues. Goghpadi-krita-var-r6ham MaShaki-krita-rakshasam,

Ram6yana-mahamElS-ratnam Vande'nilEtmajam. I bow to the Son of the Wind (Hanuman), Who crossed the ocean as if itwere a puddle in the hoofmark of a calf, Who squashed the Rakshosas as if they were mosquitoes, andWho by his deeds shines like the central gem in the necklace of the Ramayana. Afijana-nandanam Viram lSnaki-Shoka-ne6hanam. Ka pi6ham-aksha-ha nta ra n Va nde La nka-bhaya hkaram. I prostrate before Hanumanji, the delight ofAfiiana (his mother), the
brave hero Who removed the grief of Janaki (Sitc), The chief of the monkeys, Destroyer of demonAksha and the terror Lanka.

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Ullahghya Sindhoh Salilam Salilam Ya[ Shoka-vahnim Janak6tmajay6h. Aaaya Teneiva Dad6ha Lankam Nam6mi Tam PrEfijalir-afijaneyam.

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With palms joined in reyerence, I moke prostrcfions to the Son of Afijano Who leaped ocross the sea as though in sport and, removing the fire of sorrow from Siro's mind, burnt Lankawith thatvery fire.
Mano-javam Maruta-tulya-vegam Jitendriyam BuddhimatEm Varishtham. VdtEtmaja m VE na ra-yUtha-m u khya m 5h ri Rama-d Utam Sha ra nam
Prapadye.

I bow my head to Hanumanji, I bow to the

Son of

theWind,

messenger of Rama, leader of the monkey army, Who is as fast as the wind and as quick as the mind, Who is the master of his senses and most distinguished qnd wise.

Afijaneyam-ati-patalEnanam KEfichanadri-kamaniya-vigraham. Parijata-taru-m0la-vEsinam Bhavayami PavamEna-nandanam. I bow before the Son of the Wind, Afijana's darling, Who is great among killers of ogres, Who is like a golden mountain, Who is handsome to look at and Who dwells near the roots of the Parijata
tree.

Yatra Yatra

Ra g h u natha-kirta na m Tatra Tatra Krita-masta k5fijal im. Vashpa-vEri-pari-pUrna-lochanam MErutim Namata Rakshasdntakam. I prostrate before Maruti (Hanuman), the destroyer of Rakshasas (demons), Who, with head bent down, palmsfolded in qdoration and

eyes brimming with tears, frequents every place where Ramq's Name is glorified.

Affjani-garbha-sambh0to VEyu-putro MahEbala, Kumaro BrahmachErl Cha Hanumant6ya Namah. I prostrate again and again before Hanumqn Who was born from Afijani's womb, the very powerful Son of the Wind-god, the eternal Brahmachqri (celibqte).
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HANUMAN CHALISA
(Forty Verses in Praise of Lord Hanuman) Saint Tulsidas

Shri-guru Charana Saroja Raja, Nija-manu Mukuru SudhEri, Baranaufi Raghubara Bimala Jasu Jo Dayaku Phala ChEri.
Having cleansed the mitor of my mindwith the dust of the Guru's lotus feet, I sing Shri Roma's spotless glory which bestows all the four fruits of life - Artha, Kama, Dhsrmq and Moksha (wealth, fulfillment

of desires, virtue and liberation).


Buddhi-hlna Tanu JEnike Sumiroui Pavana-kum6ra, Bala BuddhiVidya Dehu Mohiil Harahu Kalesa BikEra. (1) Realizing the inadequacy of my intellect, I remember the Son of the Wind (Shri Hanumanji); may He bless me with strength, intelligence and knowledge and remove my sorrows and shortcomings. Jaya Hanumana JfrEna Guna S6gara, Jaya Kapisa Tihui Loka UjEgara. (2) Glory toYou, O Hanuman! Ocean of wisdom andvirtues! Glory to the Lord of the monkeys, enlightener of the three worlds! Rama Duta Atulita Bala Dham6, Afijani-putra Pavana-suta NEm5. (3) You are the messenger of Shri Rama, abode of incomparable might. O Afijani's Son! You are called Pavanasuta, "Son of the Wind'! Mahabira Bikrama Bajarangi, Kumati Nivara Sumati Ke Sangi. (4) Great hero of exceptional valour! Powerful as the thunderbolt! Remover of impure thoughts and companion to the good! Kaffchana Barana Biraja Subes6, K5nana Kundala Kufichita Kes5. (5) Golden-hued and chqrmingly dressed, with sparkling earrings and

curly locks.

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HEtha Bajra Ou Dhvaj6 Bir6jei,

Kafidhe MUffja Jane0 SEjei, (6) In Your hands flash the thunderbolt qnd banner, and qcross Your
shoulder is the sqcred threqd of Mufiia grass.

Sankara Suvana Kesarl-nandana, Teja PratEpa MahE Jaga Bandana. (7) Shqnkara's Son, the delight of Keshari, the greatness ofYour glory is revered throughout the world. Bidy5vdna Guni Ati Chatura,
REma KEja Karibe Ko Atura. (8)
Supremely wise, virtuous and clq/er, You are ever eager to carry out Ramah work

Prabhu Charitra Sunibe Ko RasiYa, REma Lashana $ta Mana BasiYa. (9) You delight in listening to the glorious life-story of the Lord. Rama, Lakshmanq and Sita dwell inYour heart.
SUkshma R0pa Dhari Siyahiil DikhEva,

Bika[a R0pa Dhari Lanka ]arEva. (10)


Assuming a subtle formYou appeared to Sita, and in awesome guise
You burnt Lanka.

Bhima RUpa Dhari Asura SahhEre, R6machandra Ke KEja SafivEre. (11) Taking a dreadful form, You slaughtered demons and fulfilled Lord
Rama's mission. Laya Sajivana Lakhana Jiy6ye, Shrl-raghubira Harashi Ura Laye. (12) Bringing the life-giving herb, Saniivani, You revived Lakshmana, snd Shri Rams embracedYou with delight.,

Raghupati Kinhi Bahuta Ba;Ei, Tuma Mama Priya Bharatahi Sama Bhai. (13)

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Shri Rama praisedYou greatly and sqid: "You ere qs dear to me as my brother, Bharata!"
Sahasa Badana Tumharo Jasa Gaveii, Asa Kahi Shripati Ka4[ha Lag5veifi. (14)
"Even

Adhi

Seshq,

the thousand-headed serpent, sings ofYour glory!"

So saying, Shri Rama held You in a warm embrace.

SanakEdika BrahmEdi MunIsS, Ndrada SErada Sahita Ah-rsa. (15)


Sanaka and the sages, Brahma, gods and great saints, Narada, goddess Sarasvati, and the King ofthe serpents,

Jama Kubera Digap6la Jah6i Te, Kabi Kobida Kahi Sake KahEil Te. (16) Yama (the god of death), Kubera (the god of wealth), Dikpalakas (the guardians of the cardinal directions), none cqn express Your glory! Then how can ordinary mortals, poets and. scholqrs glorify You? Tuma UpakEra Sugrivahiil KinhE, Rama Milaya REja Pada Dinh6. (17) You rendered great service to Sugriva, presenting him to Shri Ramo and restoring him to the throne. Tumharo Mantra Bibhlshana MEnE, Lankesvara Bhae Saba Jaga Jan6. (18) Vibhishanq heededYour qdvice and became the king of Lanka, as all the world knows. Juga Sahasra Jojana Para BhanU, Lllyo Tahi Madhura Phala JEnU. (19) Though the sun rs fhousonds of miles away, You swallowed it, thinking it to be a sweet fruit. Prabhu Mudrika Meli Mukha Mahif, Jaladhi L6ighi Gaye Acharaja Nahlfi. (20)

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Holding the Lord's ring inYour mouth, ir's no surpriseYou leapt


across the ocean.

Durgama Kaja Jagata Ke Jete, Sugama Anugraha Tumhare Tete. (21) Every arduous fosk in this world becomes easy by Your grace.
REma Du6re Tuma Rakhav6re,

Hota Na Aifia ainu PeisEre. (22) You guard the entrance fo Shri Rama's qbode and none can enter

withoutYour consent.
Saba Sukha Lahei TumhErI SaranS,

Tuma Rakghaka Kah0 Ko Daran6. (23) Taking refuge in You, one finds all delight; those You protect know
no

fear.

Apana Teja SamhEro Apei, TTnofi Loka HEfika Te KEilpei. (24) You q.lone co.nwithstandYour own splendour; the three worlds
tremble atYour roar. BhUta Pis6cha Nikata Nahii Avei, MahEbira Jaba Nama Sunavei. (25) Ghosfs and goblins cannot come neer, Great Hero, whenYour Name is uttered. N6sei Roga Harei Saba PirE, Japata Nirantara Hanumata Bire. (26) AII diseases are cured and all pains removed, brave Hanuman, by constant repetition ofYour Name.

Sankata Teil HanumEna ChhurEvei, Mana Krama Bachana DhyEna Jo LEvei. (27) Hanuman releases from affliction those who remember Him in thought, word and deed.

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Saba Para REma Tapasvi Reja,

Tina Ke KEja Sakala Tuma SEjE. (28) The ascetic King Rama reigns over all; yet You, Hanumanji, fulfilled all
His fasks successfully. Aura Manoratha Jo Koi Lavei, SoI Amita J-rvana Phala PEvei. (29) Whoever expresses a longing to You is rewarded with countless fruits of life.

Chdroi Juga ParatEpa TumhEr6, Hei Parasiddha Jagata Ujiydra. (30)


Your splendour fills the four ages;Your glory
is

famed throughout the world.

Sadhu Santa Ke Tuma RakhavEre, Asura Nikandana REma Dul6re. (31)


You are the

protector ofsaints and sages, the destroyer ofthe demons,

and the beloved of Rama.

Ashta Siddhi Nou Nidhi Ke DEIE, Asa Bara Dina lSnaki Mat5. (32) You grant the eight Siddhis (supernatural powers) and the nine Nidhis (kinds of weakh) by the boonYou received from Mother Janaki.
Rama Ras6yana Tumhare Pasa,
SadE Raho Raghupati Ke D6s5. (33)
You hold the elixir

of Rama Rasayana (sweet devotion to Shri Rama).

Eternally You remain His servqnt.

Tumhare Bhajana REma Ko PEvei, Janama Janama Ke Dukha Bisaravei. (34)


Singing Your praise, one finds Rqmq qnd the sorrows of countless lives are destroyed.

Anta KEla Raghubara Pura JEi, JahEfi Janma Hari-bhakta Kah6i. (35)

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At death,

one goes

to Rama's own abode and, on taking rebirth, will

be

q devotee ofthe Lord.

Aura DevatE Chitta Na Dharal, Hanumata Sei Sarva Sukha Karai. (36) Even if one does not cherish any other god, by worshipping Shri Hanuman, that devotee will enioy oll bliss. Sanka[a Katei Mitei Saba PIrE, Jo Sumirei Hanumata Balablra. (37) All affliction ceases, all pain is removed, by remembering the mighty
hero, Hqnuman. Jei Jei

lei Hanumana

Gos6i6,

KripE Karahu Gurudeva Ki Naih. (38) VictorylVictorylVictory to Lord Hanuman! Be merciful even as is the

Divine Master! Jo Sata BEra P6tha Kara Koi, ChhU[ahi Bandi MahE Sukha HoI. (39) He who recites this (Hanuman Chalisa) a hundred times bondage and enioys supreme bliss.
Jo Yaha Parhei Hanum6na-ch6lisE, Hoya Siddhi SEkhi Gaurise. (40)

is

freed

from

One who reads this Hanuman Chalisa attains perfection; Gauri's Lord
(Shiva) bears witness. Tulasidasa Sadd Hari Cher6, Krjei N6tha Hridaya Mahai PerE. (a1)
Says Tulasidas,

Lord Hari's constant servant,

"Be gracious, Lord,

to

'

make my heartYour place of abode." Doha:

Pavana-tanaya Sankata Harana, Mangala M0rati Rupa. REma Lashana Sfta Sahita, Hridaya Basahu Sura BhUpa.

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of the Wind, Bqnisher of somow and Embodiment of all blessings! O King of the gods! Dwell ever in my heart together with Rama, Lakshmana and Sita! O
Son

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(Eight stanzas in praise to Lord Hanuman)

Ko Nahii JEnata HeiJaga Mefi Kapi, Sankata-mochana Ndma Tih5ro.

O Hanuman! Who in the world does not know Your Name that dispels qll distress!
BEla Samay Rabi Bhakshi Liyo Taba, Tinahui Loka Bhayo Afidhiy6ro, TEhi Sofi Trasa Bhayo Jaga Ko, Yaha Sankata Kahu Sofi Jata Na TEro Devana Ani Kari Binati Taba, ChhSilri Diyo Rabi Kagh[a Nivdro, Ko Nahiil JEnata HeiJaga Meh Kapi, Sankata-mochana Nama TihEro. (1)

O Hanuman! In Your very childhood, You devoured the rising sun and darkness prevqiled throughout the universe. The whole

world became.frightened believing that no one could prevent the impending doom. When the gods appeared and prayed, You released the sun, thereby dispelling the anguish of the world. O Hanuman! Who in the world does rtot know Your Nqme that dispels all distress! Bali Ki Tr6sa Kapisa Basei Giri, JEta Maha-prabhu Pantha Nih6ro,

Chouiki Maha-muni SEpa Diyo Taba, Ch6hiya Kouna Bichdra BichEro


Kei Dvija RUpa Livaya MahE-prabhu, So Tuma DEsa Ke Soka Nivaro, Ko Nahiil Janata HeiJaga Mei lGpi, Sankata-mochana NEma TihEro. (2) Frightened by Bali, Sugrivo was living on a hill-top, to which Bali hsd

no access because ofthe curse ofa sage. One day, not knowing that it was Lord Ramq Who was approaching the hill with his brother
Lqkshmana, Sugriva was worried and dispatched You, O Hanuman, to ascertsinwho they were. Approaching them in the guise of a Brahmin, You brought them to Sugriva. ThenYou beseeched. Lord Rqma. to rid

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Sugriva of his troubles. O Hqnuman! Who in the world does not know Your Name that dispels all distress!

Angada Ke Sanga Lena Gaye Siya, Khoja Kaplsa Yaha Beina Uch6ro, Jivata NE Bachihau Hama So Ju, BinE Sudhi LEe Ihah Pagu Dh6ro. Heri Thake Ta[a Sindhu Sabei Taba, L6ya Siya-sudhi PrEna Ub6ro, Ko Nahifi JEnata HeiJaga Mefi lGpi, Sankata-mochana Nama Tih6ro. (3)
When Sugriva commanded the monkeys, led by Angada, to go in
search of Sita, he warned them that the life of none would be spared if they returned without any news of Sita. When the party became exhqusted. after searching intensely sndwere stranded at the seashore, You summoned up courage and flew ta Lqnkq where You found Sita! Returning, You brought news about Sita and thus sqved the lives ofYour companions who were immersed in despondency. O Hsnuman! Who in the world does not know Your No me that dispels

qll distress!
REvana Trasa Dai Siya Ko Saba, R6kshasi Sofi Kahi Soka NivEro,

Tahi Samay HanumEna Maha-prabhu, Jaya MahE Rajanichara Maro. Ch5hata $rya Asoka Soi Agi Su, Dei Prabhu Mudrika Soka Niv6ro, Ko Nahii lanata HeiJaga Mefi lGpi, Sankata-mochana NEma Tiharo. (4)
When the demonesses, as instructed by Ravana, were troubling Sita in the grove of Ashoka trees, it was You Who, through s dream, made the demoness Trijata restrain the others, by telling her that Ravanq's

endwas near. ThenYou also killed a big demon. When, on account of Ravana's harassment, Sita asked the Ashoka tree to give her some fire for ending her life, it wss You, O Hanuman, Who gave her the ring given to You by Lord Rama and dispelled her grief. O Hanuman! Who in the world does not know Your Name that dispels all distress!
B6na Lagyo Ura Lachhimana Ke Taba, Pr5na Taje Suta R6vana MEro, Lei Gfiha Beidya Sushena Sameta, Tabei Giri Drona Su Bira Up6ro. Ani Satvana H6tha Dai Taba, Lachhimana Ke Tuma PrEna Ub5ro,
Ko Nahifi JEnata HeiJaga

Mei lGpi, Sankata-mochana Nama TihEro. (5)

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During the battle in Lanka, when Lqkshmana was sfruck by a deadly arrow discharged by Meghanada, the son of Ravana, andwas lying unconscious on theverge of death, itwasYou, O Hanuman, Who brought the physician Sushenafrom Lanka qnd itwasYouWho procured the life-saving medicinal herb Sanjivanifrom the Drona Hill that revived Lg.kshmano,! O Hanuman! Who in the world does not know Your Name that dispels all distress!
REvana Juddha AjEna Kiyo Taba, NEga Ki PhEfisa Sabei Sira DEro, Shri RaghunEtha Sameta Sabei Dala, Moha Bhayo Yaha Sanka[a BhEro. Ani Khagesa Tabei HanumEna-ju, Bandhana Kdti Sutr6sa NivEro, Ko Nahih JEnata HeiJaga Mefi Kapi, Sankata-mochana NEma Tihdro. (6)

When Ravana fought a fierce battle and managed to tie Lord Rama and his entire army in the noose of a magic snake, and none could think how to release themfrom this bond.age, O Hqnumqn, itwasYouWho brought the eagle Garuda, the orch enemy of snakes, and got eyeryone freed from the deadly noose. O Hanuman! Who in the world does not know Your Nome that dispels sll distress! Bandhu Sameta JabeiAhirEvana, Lei Raghundtha Pat6la Sidharo, Debihiil PEji Bhali Bidhi Soi Bali, Deu Sabei Mili Mantra Bich5ro. JEya Sah6ya Bhayo Taba Hi, AhirEvana Seinya Sameta SaihEro, Ko Nahiil Janata HeiJaga Mefi lGpi, Sankata-mochana NEma Tih6ro. (7)
When Ahiranna seaetly canied au,ay Lord Rama and His brother Lakshmana to the Pqtqlq Loka (netherworld), the demon consulted his

fiends

and decided to sacrifice the life of the two divine brothers.

It

was You,

O Hanuman,Who reqched therefor the rescue ofYour LordRqma andhis brother snd sa,ed their lives by killing Ahiravan and his arrrry. O Hanuman! Who in the world does not hrcw Your Name that dispels all disrress/
KEja Kiye Bara Devana Ke Tuma, Bira Mah6-prabhu Dekhi BichEro Kouna So Sankata Mora Garlba Ko, Jo Tumasoi Nahifi J6ta HeiTEro

Begi Haro Hanum6na Mah6-prabhu, Jo Kachhu Sanka[a Hoya HamEro Ko Nahii JEnata HeiJaga Mefi lGpi, Sahkata-mochana Ndma Tih6ro. (8)

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O Great Warrior! You have accomplished many tasks for the welftre of the gods. Can there be any problem or dfficulty that I am facing that You cqnnot dispel, whenYou could help even the gods? O Greqt Lord, I pray toYou to quickly rid me of whatever dfficulties I amfacing. O Hanuman! Who in the world does not know Your Nqme that dispels

qll distress!
Doha: Ldla Deha LEli Lase, Aru Dhari LEla Lafig0ra. Bajra Deha DEnava Dalana, Jaya Jaya Jaya Kapi S0ra. Glory! Glory! All glory to thevslient Hanumanjiwhose coral-coloured body and heavy tail qre anointed with crimson powder, Whose physique is as powerful as a thunderbolt and Who is the destroyer of
the demons.

Siya-vara REmachandra Ki Jay! Pavana-suta Hanumana Ki Jay! Um6-pati MahEdeva Ki Jay! Bolo Bhai Saba Santana KI Jay! Sadguru Bhagavana lC Jay! Glory to Sita's Husband, Ramachandra! Glory toWind-god's Son, Hanuman! Glory to Uma's Husband, Shivq! O brother, say "Glory to all the Saints!" Glory to the Reql Guru, the Lord!

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NAMA RAMAYANAM SHLOKAS


Dakshine Lakshmano Yasya,
VEme Cha JanakatmajE.

Purato MErutir-yasya,
Tam Vande Raghu-nandanam.

I bow to that Lord Raghunandana (Rama), on Whose right side is Lq.kshmana, onWhose left side is His consort Sita, daughter of Janaka, and infront (in eternal obeisance) is Mqruti (Shri Hanuman).
LokEbhirEmam Rana-ranga-dhirar1,

Rajiva-netram Raghu-vamSha-nEtham.
KErunya-rupam Karund-karantam, Shri-rama-chandram Sharanam Prapadye. I take refuge in Shri Ramachandra, Who is fhe mosf beautiful of the world, Who is valiant in the battlefield, Who has blue lotus-like eyes, Who is the Lord of Raghu's dynasty and Who is the embodiment of
compassion and a treasure of mercy.
ME ruta-tu lya-vega m J itend riyam Budd hi mat6 m Varishtham. Vatatmaja m V6nara-yutha-m ukhya m Sh ri- rema-d Uta n Sha ra nam

Ma

no-java m

Prapadye.

I take refuge in the Wind

God's Son (Hanuman), Messenger of Rama, Leader of the Monkey Army, Who is asfast as thewind and as quick as the mind, Who is the mqster of his senses qnd most distinguished

andwise.

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SHUDDHA-BRAHMA PARATPARA RAM


(Shri Rama-Nama Sankirtanam)

Shri Ram Jaya Ram Jaya Jaya R6m. Shri Ram Jaya Ram Jaya Jaya REm. Glory to Lord Rsma!Glory, glory to Rama! Raghupati Raghava REjE REm. Patita PEvana Sita Rdm.

Lord Rama, Lord of the dynasty of Raghu!


Uphfter of thoseWho havefallen, (O divine couple) Sitq and Rama!

BEla-kE4ft
Shuddha-brahma ParEtpara REm. (1) O Ramq, You are the Pure Brahmqn (Supreme Being) and the greatest
of all beings!

KalEtmaka Parame6hvara Ram. (2)

O Rqma, You q.re of the nature ofTime, and the Supreme Ruler!
Shesha-talpa-sukha-nidrita REm. (3)

O Ramo, Who slumbers on the serpent bed of Shesha!


BrahmEdy-amara-gana-prErthita Rem. (4) O Ramo, to Whom Brqhma and other gods prayed! Chanda-kirana-kula-mandana REm. (5) O Rama, You are an ornament to the solar dynastyl Shrimad-da6haratha-nandana REm. (6) O Rama, born as the Son of Dosharatha! KausalyE-sukha-varddhana REm. (7)

O Rama, You enhqnced

the

joy ofYour mother, Kausalya!

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ViShvamitra-priya-dhana REm. (B)

O Rama, the sageVisvamitra cherishedYouos his mosf precious wealth!


Ghora-tEtaka-ghEtaka REm. (9)

O Rama,

You destroyed the

fierce demoness Tqtqka!

MErIchEdi-nipEtaka REm. (10) O Rqmq, You shof down the demon Maricha!

Kau6hika-makha-samrakhaka REm. (11)

O Rams, You protected the sacrificial rites of Kaushika!


Shrimad-ahalyoddhEraka REm, ( 12)

O Rama, You bestowed liberation upon Ahalya! Gautama-muni-samp[jita Rdm. ( 13)

O Rama,Whom the sage Gautamaworshipped!


Sura-muni-vara-gana-sar.nstuta Ram. ( 14) O Rama, Whom the gods and the galaxy of great sages praised! Navika-dh6vita-mridu-pada REm. (15)

O Rama, Whose tender feet were washed and worshipped by the


boatmqn! Mithila-pura-jana-modaka REm. (16) O Rama, Who filled the citizens of Mithila with ioy! Videha-mEnasa-raffjaka Ram. (17)

O Rqma, Who delighted Janaka, the king of Videha!


Tryambaka-kErmuka-bhafrjaka REm. ( 18) O Rama, Who broke the bow of Trymbaka (Shivq)! SitErpita-varam6lika Rem. ( 19)

O Rama, on Whom

Sita

put her wedding garland!

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Krita-vaivEhika-kautuka REm. (20) O Rqma, Who shone in the splendor of the marriage ceremony! BhErgava-darpa-vinaShaka REm. (21) O Rama, Who humbled the pride of Bhargava! Shrimad-ayodhyE-palaka Ram. (22) O Rama, Who looked after the government of Ayodhya! Raghupati R6ghava RajE REm. Patita PEvana Sita REm.

AyodhyE-kEpda
Raghupati REghava Raja REm . . .
.

Aganita-guna-gana-bhushita REm. (23) O Rama, possessed of countless virtues! Avanltanaya-kEmita REm. (2a) O Rqma, Ioved by Sita, the daughter of mother earth!
REkdchandra-samEnana Rem. (25)

O Rqma, Whosefacewas resplendent like thefull moon!


Pitri-v6kyE6hrita-kEnana REm. (26) O Rama, Whowent to theforest in obedience to hisfather's

word!
Priya-guha-vinivedita Pada REm. (27)

O Rama,

Whose feet were worshipped by his dear devotee, Guha!

TatkshElita-nijamridu-pada R6m. (28)

O Rama, Whose tender feet were washed by him (Guha)!


BharadvEja-mukh6nandaka REm. (29)

O Rama,

You gave great

joy to Bharadvaja qnd others!

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Chitrak[t5dri-niketana REm. (30) O Ramq, Who dwelt on Mt. Chitrskuta!


Da6haratha-samtata-chintita REm. (3 1) O Rqmq, Youwere the object of constant thoughtfor Dasharathq! Kaikeyi-tanayarchita REm. (32)

O Rama, Whom Bharata, the

son

of Kaikeyi, entrested to return!

Virachita-Nija-Pitri-karmaka REm. (33) O Rama, You performed the obsequies ofYourfather, Dasharathq! Bharatdrpita-nija-p6duka REm. (34) O Rama, You bestowedYour sandals on Bhqrqta!
Raghupati Raghava REjd REm. Patita-pavana Sita Ram.

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Raghupati Raghava REjd REm... Dandaka-vana-jana-p6vana REm. (35) O Rams, You sanctified the residents of Dandakaforest! Dushta-viradha-vina6hana REm. (36)

O Rama, You destroyed the evil demon Virqdha!


Sharabhahga-sutikshnErchita R6m. (37) O Rama, Whom the sages Sharabhanga and Sutikshnaworshipped! AgastyEnugraha-vardhita REm. (38) O Rama, Whose powerswere enhanced by the blessings of sage Agastya! Gridhr6dhipa-samsevita REm. (39) O Rama, Whom Jatayu, thevulture king, honoured!

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Paflchavati-tata-susthita Rem' (40) O Rama, You settled down at Panchavati! ShUrpanakh6rti-vidh5yaka REm. (41)

O Rama,You Punished SurPanakha!


Khara-dushana-mukha-sudaka R6m. (42)

O Rqms, You destroyed the host of demons


Dushana!

headed by Khara and

Sita-priya-harinanuga Ram. (43) O Rama,You chased the deer thatfascinated Sita! MErichdrti-kridS6huga REm. (44) O Rama, Your swift arrows killed Maricha! Apah;ita-sitdnveghaka REm. (a5)

O Rqma,You

set out

in

seqrch

of the kidnapped Sita!

Gridhr6dhipa-gati-dayaka REm. (46) O Rama, You gave salvation to Jatayu, the king of the vultures! Shabari-datta-phald6hana REm. (47) O Rama,You ate thefruit-ffirings of thewoman sage Shabari! Kabandha-bdhuch-chhedaka REm' (48) O Rama,' You chopped offthe arms of the monster Ksbandhq! Raghupati R5ghava RajE REm' Patita-P6vana SitE REm.

KighkindhS-k-4{a
RaghuPati Rdghava REja Ram... Hanumat-sevita-nija-pada REm. (49)

't

O Rama, Your feet were worshipped by Hanuman!

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Nata-sugrlvEbhlghtada Rem. (50)

Rqmq,

You

fulfilled the prayers of sugriva who bowed down to you!

Garvita-vEli-samharaka R6m. (5 1)

O Rama,You killed

the

pride-filtedVati!

Vanara-d0ta-preshaka Ram. (52)

O Rama, You sent the monkeys onyour mr'ssion/


Hitakara-lakshmana-samyuta Rdm. (53)

Ramq., You are accompanied by the

foithful Lc,ksmqna!

Kapivara-santata-samsmrita REm. (54)

Rama, You qre ever remembered by Hanuman, the best among monkeys!

Raghupati REghava REjE R6m. Patita-pavana SitE REm.

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Raghupati Raghava REjE Ram... Tadgati-vighna-dhvamsaka REm. (55)
Rama, You removed all obstacles faced by (Hanuman) in his search for Sita! SitE-prEnEdhEraka R6m. (56) O Rama, You sustained the life of Sita!

Dushta-daShanana-dUshita REm. (57)

O Rqmo, You were insulted by the evil Ravq.nq!


Shishta-hanumat-bhushita REm. (58)

O Rama, Youwere adored by the noble Hanumqn!


Sitavedita-kEnana R6m. (59) O Ramq, Sitq. remindedyou of the audacity of the crow!

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Krita-chud6mani-dar6hana R6m' (60)

O Rama, You beheld the crest-iewel sent by Sita!


Kapivara-vachanEshvEsita Rdm. (61)

Rama, Youwere consoled by thewords

of the monkey chief!

REvana-nidhana-prasthita Ram. (62)

O Rama, You mqrched forth for the destruction of Ravana!


Raghupati R6ghava R6jE Rdm. Patita-Pdvana STta REm.

Yuddha-kEnda
RaghuPati R6ghava REjE R6m'.. VEnara-sainya-samavrita REm. (63) O Ramq, You were surrounded by the army of monkeys! Shara-5hoshita-ratnakara REm. (64)

O Rama, the lord of the

seas begged You

nof to dry up the ocean!

Vibhishan6bhaya-d6yaka Rdm. (65) O Rsma, You gave refuge to Vibhishana! Parvata-setu-nibandhaka REm. (66) O Rama, You built a bridge ccross the sea with stones! Kumbhakarna-Shirach-chhedaka Ram' (67) O Ramq, You decapitated Kumbhakarna! REkghasa-sangha-vimardaka REm' (68) O Rama, You annihilated the clan of demons! Ahi-mahi-r6vana-charana R6m. (69) in the form Ramq, You were spied upon by Ahiravana and Mahiravana

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Samhrita-da5hamukha-rEvana Ram. (70) O Rams, You killed Ravana, the ten_headed Rakshasa! Vidhi-bhava-mukha-sura-samstuta R6m. (71) O Rqma, Youwere praised by Brqhma, Shivq and other gods!

Khasthita-da6haratha-vlkhita REm. (72) O Rama, Dasharatha behetd you with joy


S-ltE-darShana-modita REm. (73)

from his heavenly

abode!

O Rama, You rejoiced to

see

Sitq again!

Abhishikta-vibhishana-nuta REm. (74) O Rama, Youwere praised by Vibhishana after his coronation! Pushpaka-yEna-erohana Ram. (75)

O Ramo, You ascended


Ayodhya)!

the

aerialvehicle, pushpaka (for returning to

BharadvEja-abhinishevana Rem. (76)

O Rama, You were qdored by Bharadvaja!


Bharata Prana-priya-k5raka Rem. (77) o Rama, You fulfilled Bharsta's wish (by returning at the stipurated time)r Avadha-puri Kula-bhUshana REm. (78) O Rama, Your presence qdorned the city ofAyodhyal Sakala-sattva-samdnana Rem. (79)

O Rama, You received the homage of ollyour people!


Ratna-lasat-pltha-sthita REm. (80)

O Rqma, You were seated on a throne shining with precious gems!


PattEbhishekS-lankrita REm. (81) o Rama, Youwore the robes qnd ornaments properfor your coronation!

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PErthiva-kula Sammanita REm. (82) O Rqma,Whom all the kingshonored! Vibhishan6rpita Rafijaka REm. (83) O Rama, You were pleased by the Kr5ha-kul6nugraha-kara REm. (84)

ffiring

of Vibhishana!

O Rama, You showeredYour blessings on the hosts of monkeys!


Sakala-jiva-samrakshaka Rdm. (85)

O Rama, Protector of all beings!


Samasta-lokoddhdraka Ram. (86) O Rsma, You are the Support of all the worlds! Raghupati Raghava REjd REm Patita-pEvana $tE Rdm.

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Glossary of Divine Names

Achyuta: one who has never fallen from His inherent nature. chyutameans
fallen. The Lord has said: "As I never had a fatt (chyuti), I am Achyuta,,. He is the ever pure and Immutabre Rearity; Name of Lord vishnu.

Affjaneya:

AmbS: Mother; Name of the Divine Mother. Son of mother Affjani; Name of Lord Hanuman. (See also
Hanuman.)
An

Avadhuta: one who has shaken off from himself all mental illusions.

ascetic of the highest order who has renounced the world, usually naked; Name of Lord Dattatreya.

Bhagav6n: one who


(Ais h va rya),
fu
I I

possesses the six divine attributes (Bhaga)- rordriness ness (Sa ma g ra), rig hteousnes s ( D h a rm a), f ame ( ya sh a), knowledge (Jftana) and dispassion (vairagya); Name given to the Lord is affectionate and loving ( t/atsala) to His

and also to Saints.

Bhakta-vatsala: One Who


devotees (Bhaktas).

Bhavini:

The Divine Mother who is the Giver of life; Name usually identified with Goddess Parvati, the consort of Lord shiva in Her amiable and pacific form.
is simple and

Bhol6n6tha: (sometimes'Bholenatha) the Lord (Natha) who

innocent (Bhola); Name of Lord Shiva. Brahm5: God as the Creator; the first of the created beings; Hiranyagarbha or Cosmic Intelligence.
is one and indivisible, infinite and eternal; all peruading, changeless Existence. chid5nanda: one who is Absolute consciousness (chit) and Bliss (Ananda).

Brahman: (Also Brahma) the supreme Reality that

Brahman, the Supreme Lord.

DakghipEmEfti: Lord shiva as the supreme Guru who imparted the inner

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spiritual Knowledge to the four seeking sages, the Kumaras, through Silence. 1. The Deity (Murti) facing the South (Dakshina).lt may be
understood as the Conqueror of death because it is said that Yama (the Death-god) dwells in the South. By Lord Dakshinamufti's teachings one can be freed from the wheel of bifth and death. 2. The Expeft (Dakshina)

who is Formless (Amurtf . The Lord is an expert to teach what is beyond


words.

D6modara: 1. One Who

is attained by the seeker who has purified (Udard

his mind by means of Dama (self-control). 2. One Who has a rope (Dama) tied round His waist (Udar4

this makes reference to the child

Krishna when He was punished by His mother Yashoda who tied Him up

with a rope around His waist. 3. He in Whose abdomen (Udara) these worlds have their abode (Dama); Name of Lord Krishna.

Dattitreya:

One Who is the gift (Datta) granted to Sage Atri and his wife

Anasuya. The Supreme Lord in His three aspects of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva (the Trimurti) bestowed upon the sage couple the boon of being born as their son. Lord Dattatreya is considered as an Avatar (God's

incarnation) and the Adi Guru (the first Spiritual Teacher).

DayEnidhi: One Who is a treasure (NidhD of mercy (Daya).

Devakinandana:The joy (Nandana) of His mother Devaki; Name of


Krishna.

Lord

Devi: The Divine Mother (from

to shine). Digambara: 1. One Who has the four quafters of space (Drk) as His garments (Ambara). The Supreme Consciousness that, being without
Drv,

form, cannot be covered by anything. 2. A naked Sadhu; Name of Lord


Shiva and Lord Dattatreya.

Dinabandhu: The Friend (Bandhu) of the helpless (Dina).

Dinadayilu: One Who


(Dina).

is compassionate (Dayalu) towards the helpless

Dinanitha: The Lord (Natha) of those who are in distress (Dina). Dinoddharipi: The Uplifter (Uddharini) of the poor and helpless (Dina);
Name of the Divine Mother.

DurgE: Lit. One Who is diffcult (Dur) to attain (Gam). 1. She is difficult to
please without devotion; Name of the Divine Mother in Her warrior aspect. She is the invincible Divine Power that destroys demons (the external and

internal negative forces). 2. As the Divine Mother killed the demon Durga,

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She is called Durga.

Ga4apati: The Lord


Ganesha.

(Patl1 ot Lord Shiva's attendants (Ganas); Name of Lord

Ga4e6ha: The Chief (Isha) of Lord Shiva's attendants (Ganas). The elephantheaded God Who is the Giver of wisdom and the Remover of obstacles. Lord Shiva and Mother l%ruati's Son.

Gaig5: The

Goddess of the celestial river Ganges. Her flow represents the

nectar of Immoftality. The story tells us that Ganga came down to the Eafth from Her divine abode at the request of King Bhagiratha who did rigorous penance for the redemption of his ancestors, the thousand sons of Sagara, who had been burnt to ashes by sage lGpila. From then on, the Divine Ganga flows along the Earth purifoing everyone who takes a dip into Her holy waters. (See also Gangadhara.)

Gangidhara: The Bearer (Dhara) of the river Ganges (Ganga); Name of


Lord Shiva from Whose matted locks the Divine Mother Ganga flows. The

story says that Lord Shiva received the Divine Ganga in His matted hair in order to prevent Her powedul descent from destroying the Earth when
She came down from Her divine abode. (See also Ganga.)

Gauri: 1.The radiant Mother; Name of Paruati, Lord Shiva's Consoft, Whose
complexion turned a brilliant gold as a result of the rigorous penance She performed in order to please Her Lord. 2. Lit. A young girl. The story

tells us that Parvati won Lord Shiva as Her Husband when She was only
sixteen years old.

GhanaShyima: One Who is dark(Shyama)

as a heavily-laden rain-cloud

(Ghana); Name of Lord Krishna. Giridhara: The Bearer (DharQ of the mountain (Giri); Name of Lord Krishna Who lifted the Govardhana Mountain with His little finger in order to protect the people of Gokula from the heavy rains sent down by Indra

(the Rain-god) in his anger.

Girij5pati: The Husband (Patf) of Girija, the mountain (Giri) born (Ja)
maiden, e.g. Parvati, Who won Lord Shivat love after Her intense

penance; Name of Lord Shiva. Giri6ha: The Lord (Isha) of the mountain (614; Name of Lord Shiva, Whose abode is Mount Kailasa.

GopEla: 1. The Cowherd, in reference to Lord Krishna Who took care of the cows (Go) in His boyhood. 2. The Protector (Pala) of Earth (6o), in

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in order to reference to Lord vishnu who takes different incarnations protect the virtuous and to destroy the vicious. It is said that Mother

Eafth,intheformofacow,onceappearedbeforeLordVishnutobegfor
causing her much His protection against the demonical beings who were distress.

Gopika.vatlabha:TheBeloved(Vallabha)ofthemilkmaids(Gopikas);Name

Govinda:

of Lord Krishna. meanings: Gov (from the original sanskrit word 6o) has different 'chief' 'cow, ealth, milk, an organ of sense, word, etc" Inda means

powerful,'1'TheChiefofcowherds.2.TheProtectorofcows'3.The
words of the controller of the senses. 4. One Who is known through the Krishna' Upanishads. 5. One Who pleases the cows; Name of Lord Guru: The Spiritual Teacher who removes the darkness of ignorance'

Gurudeva:TheDivineTeacher.TheGuruisGodHimselfinahumanform, Whocomestohelpus,protectusandguideusalongthespiritualpath'
Hanuman:ThepowerfulMonkey-GodbornofAfijani,acelestialWoman
the who had been turned into a monkey due to a curse, and Pavana, of city the of Wind-god. 1. He was named Hanuman after the name

HanumpuroverwhichHismaternalunclePartisuryaruled.2.InSanskrit,

Hanumeansjaw'Thestorysaysthatthethunderboltusedbylndrato stopHanumanfromtouchingtheSunhitHanuman'sjawand'afterthis

-'one with a broken jaw" Hara:l.TheDestroyer;NameofLordShivaWhodestroystheworldatthe


incident, He got the name
seeker, end of Time. 2. As He removes the low tendencies in the spiritual He is Hara, the Transformer. 2' Hari: (voc. Hare) Name of Lord Vishnu. 1. The Destroyer of our afflictions. wicked and The Remover of sorows. 3. One Who incamates to desfioy the protect the viftt"tous.

ishvara: One Who has unlim1ed lordliness or power over all things. In
Vedanta,IshvaraistheSupremeSelforBrahmanasthecauseofthe pervading the universe. He is the cosmic manifestation of Brahman,
whole cosmos and determining its activities destroYing it.

creating it, preseruing it and

JagadiSha: The Lord (Isha) ot the world (Jagatl' Idnaki: The Daughter of King Janaka; Name of Mother Sita, the Consoft of Lord Rama and an incarnation of Goddess Lakshmi. (See also sita.)

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Jan5rdana: One to Whom men (Jana)

pray (Ardana) for prosperity, happiness and finar riberation; Name of Lord Vishnu, especiaily in His incarnation as Shri Krishna.

JafEdhara: one who wears (Dhara) matted-hair (Jata); Name of Lord shiva. Kili: A fearful and black form of the Divine Mother with lolling red tongue,
holding a severed brood-dripping human head in one hand (symborizing severance of the ego) and a sword in another hand with which to destroy all that stands as an obstacle in the path of the spiritual seeker,

evefihing

that is base, evil, impure or unspiritual in him. Kirttikeya: Lord shiva's son and shri Ganesha's brother. lGrttikeya means 'son of the Krittikas-maidens', which refers to a story that tells us that the infant son of Lord shiva was nursed by six Krittikas (cerestiar maidens).
(See also Sharavanabhava and Subrahmanya.)

Karupd-s5gara: One Who


Krishna.

is an ocean (Saga:.a) of mercy (Karuna); Name usually referring to Lord vishnu in His incarnations as Lord Rama and Lord

KeShava: 1. One Who has long and beautiful ha* (Kesha).2. The Slayer of demon Keshi. 3. The Ray of right (Kesha) that iiluminates the sun
is endowed with the divine powers of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva; Name of Lord Krishna. Klipisindhu: one who is an ocean (sindhu) of mercy (Kripa); Name usua[y referring to Lord vishnu in His incarnations as Lord Rama

(evefihing shines because of Him). 4. one who

and Lord

Krishna.

K;igh4a: 1. one who

has a black, dark or dark-blue complexion. 2. Existence (Krish) and Bliss (ffa) meaning paramatman, the Supreme Being. 3. The Enchanter of His devotees, the Truth that attracts (Krish) everybody to Himserf. 4. One who removes the sins from the heart of the devotee who meditates upon Him; Name of the Avatar (incarnation) of Lord Vishnu, who was born to imprisoned King vasudeva and Devaki, but who grew up as the child of yashoda and Nanda in Vrai (Vrindavana) amongst the cowherd boys (gopas) and the milkmaid girls (gopis), bringing divine joy to the hearts of ail, especia[y to Radha, His divine counterpaft, who was the embodiment of purity and selfless love. Later He killed the sinner Kamsa, recovered the kingdom of His royal family, married princess Rukmini, and supported the pandavas in the Mahabharata war so

that

righteousness and peace were restored. His wisdom teachings to his

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friend and disciple Arjuna are immortalized in the Bhagavad Gita'

lakghmi: The Goddess of fortune.

She protects devotees from all kinds of

miseries. Mother l-akshmi is endowed with all the auspicious marks and divine qualities. she is the consoft of Lord Vishnu. She incarnated as sita (Lord Rama's Wife), Radha (the Beloved of Lord Krishna) and Rukmini (the main Queen of Lord Krishna). (See also Shri.)

Lalita: Lit. one who plays. The charming one;

Name of the Divine Mother in

Her aspect as pure satwa (the state of luminosity, harmony, equilibrium, steadiness and purity). she is the shakti or power of the three aspects of
God

Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva'

M6dhava: 1. The Lord (Dhava)of Lakshmi (Ma). 2. The Descendant of Madhu (Yadhu's dynasty). 3. The Lord of Knowledge (Ma); Name of Lord

Madhusldana:

Vishnu and His incarnation as Lord Krishna. 1. The Slayer (Sudana) ofthe demon Madhu' 2' The word Madhu also means "honey"; therefore, Madhusudana is the Destroyer (sudana) of that which is sweet to us, our attachment to the pleasing and

alluring objects of the world, that are really temporary and illusory; Name of Lord Krishna.

Mahideva: The Great (Maha)

God (Deva); Name of Lord Shiva' Goddess (IshvarD, Paruati, the consort of

Mahe6hvara: The Great (Maha) Lord (Ishvara); Name of Lord Shiva'

Mihe6hvari: The Great (Maha)

Maheshvara; Name of the Divine Mother. Manamohana: The Enchanter (Mohana) of the mind (Manas); Name of the Lord usually referring to Lord Krishna.

Manohara: One Who enraptures (Hard the mind (Manas) by His incomparable blissful nature, the charming Lord; Name of the Lord usually
referring to Lord Krishna and also to Lord Shiva' Mite6hvari: The Supreme (Ishvari't Mother (Mab).

Maiy5 (Also Maiyl): Dimin. of Mother in colloquial Hindi language' Mukunda: one who bestows Mukti or Liberation upon the sincere seeker;
Name of Lord Vishnu especially in His incarnation as Shri Krishna' Muralimanohara: One Who enraptures (Hara) the mind (Manas) of devotees by playing His flute (MunlD; Name of Lord Krishna'

MurSri: The Enemy (Arf) of the demon Mura; Name of Lord Vishnu and His incarnation as Lord Krishna who killed Mura, the demon who kept fighting
and distressing everybody, and defeating even gods.

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Nandanandana: The Son (Nandana) of Nanda; Name of Lord Krishna, who

NirEyapa:

was brought up in the countryside by Nanda and his wife yashoda. 1. The Refuge (Ayana) of everyone (Nara).2. One Who has

His abode (Ayana) in the waters (Nar4; this makes reference to the cosmic child who was lying on a banyan leafl floating on the ocean of

consciousness, after absorbing all beings into Himself during the pralaya (cosmic dissolution). 3. one who is the abode (Ayana) of all beings (ffara)

after the Pralaya. 4. one who pervades the whole cosmos within and without. 5. The Self of everybody; Name of the Supreme Being often referring to Lord Vishnu.

NirEyani:

Name of the Divine Mother in Her aspect of shri Lakshmi or Lord

Vishnu's Shakti (Power). The Supreme Reality as Divine Mother.

N5tha: The Lord, the protector, the Refuge.


Oqnk5ra: The Sacred Syllable Om. Evefihing is Om. Om is the Cosmic vibration with whlch the creation began. om is the manifestation of God (Brahman) as sound or vibration.

P5p{uraiga: Also known as vithoba. The presiding Deity of pandharpur.

He is generally considered a manifestation of Lord vishnu or His incarnation, Krishna, yet He is crowned with the Linga, symbol of Shiva. Although the

literal meaning of Panduranga is'one of whitish (panduh) limbs (Anga), He is often depicted as a dark young boy, standing on a brick with arms akimbo. (See also Vitthata.)

Parabrahma: The Suprem e (pare Lord (Brahman), the Absolute, the


Transcendental Real ity.

Param6tman: The Supreme (parama) Soul (Atman). ParameShvara: The supreme (parama) Lord (Ishuara) who dwells alike in
all beings.

ParS6hakti: The supreme


Mother.

(par)

power (shakti) of God; Name of the Divine

Pa5hupati: Lit. The Lord (pati) of animals or catfle (pashu)..pashu, here


means the ignorant man, the individual soul who is sunk in the quagmire of Samsara (the wheel of birth and death); Name of Lord Shiva. Prabhu: (Voc. Prabho) Lord, Master; the Almighty Lord. REdhS: The celebrated milkmaid or Gopi who was Lord Krishna,s Beloved.

she was an incarnation of Mother Lakshmi and an example of the purest devotion and total surrender to the Lord without any kind of expectation.

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RidhS-rama4a:

Radha's Consoft (Ramana); Name of Lord Krishna.

REdhiki: Another name of Radha, Lord Krishna's Beloved. Righava: King Raghu's Descendant; Name of Lord Rama' Raghupati: The Lord (PatD of Raghu's dynasty; Name of Lord Rama. Rima: The eternally blissful One in Whom the Yogis find delight; the
Supreme Self Who is Pure Bliss. One Who is charming, lovable and pleasing; Name of Lord Vishnu in His seventh incarnation as the Son of King Dasharatha and his wife Kausalya, who married sita after performing the wondedul feat of bending Shiva's bow' On the eve of his coronation as king of Ayodhya, he was exiled to the forest for 14 years through the scheming of his father's favourite wife' After the demon King Ravana abducted Sita, Rama sent Hanuman in search of her. A great war was fought; the demons were defeated. Rama killed Ravana, rescued Sita and restored righteousness, thus fulfilling the main purpose of His incarnation. Nowhere in the history of the world can we find a parallel to the sterling character of Shri Rama as a man, son, brother, husband, father or king.

The hero of the epic The RamaYana.

REmachandra: One Who is serene and pleasing (Rama) as the moon


(Chandra); Name of Lord Rama.

Rukmipi: Lit.

One Who is adorned with gold (Rukma). She was the Princess

of Vidarbha who was determined to marry Krishna and not the man selected by her brother; therefore She secretly sent a letter to Her beloved Krishna requesting Him to accept Her as His wife. As the Lord
always listens to the call of His devotees, He agreed and managed to carry Her off in His chariot. She became the chief Queen of Lord Krishna

and is considered as an incarnation of Mother Lakshmi.

Sachchidinanda: One Who is Pure Existence (5a0,

Pure Consciousness

(ChiA and Pure Bliss (Ananda); Name of the Supreme Being. Sadgurunitha: The real (Saf) Guru who is the Protector; the Refuge, the Lord (Natha) of the heart of the disciple. The Guru who directs the disciple towards the Truth (5a0; the inner Guru. Sarasrati: 1. The Divine Mother in Her knowledge-giving aspect. She is the Shakti of Brahma. She is also the Goddess of all the creative afts, pafticularly of poetry and music, learning and science' She is the Deity of the philosophical knowledge of Truth that one gets from the scriptures and from the lips of the Guru as also of the practice and realisation of this

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knowledge. She is the embodiment of greatest purity (shuddha Sattua). 2. Sarasvati - the waters (Saras) that move - is also the name of a (now

extinct) holy river in India mentioned in the Rig Veda. Strattl: The Divine Energy or Power of God usually personified as His consoft according to the different aspects of the Lord. In His creative aspect (Brahma), Shakti is Goddess Sarasvati. In His preserving aspect (Vishnu),
Shakti is Goddess Lakhmi. In His destructive or transformative aspect (Shiva), Shakti is Goddess Paruati. As the Shakti of all the Gods together, She is Mother Durga.

Shambhu: (Voc. Shambho) Benevolent, Giver of happiness; Name of


Shiva.

Lord

Shaikara: One Who is benevolent and auspicious; Name of Lord Shiva. Sharava4abhava: One Who was born (Bhava) in a reed (Shara) forest (Vana); Name of Lord Karttikeya, the Son of Lord Shiva and Mother Parvati. The story narrates that after receiving the energy of Lord shiva
through Agni (the fire-god), the Krittikas (celestial maidens), unable to bear it, got rid of it in Sharavana (Reed) Lake. The Son of Lord
Shiva was born there, among these reeds, and this is why He is called Sharavanabhava. (See also Karttikeya and Subrahmanya.)

Shiva: The Auspicious One; Name of Lord Shiva Who loves all and accepts
those who are rejected by everybody. He is very generous in granting boons and blessings to His devotees. He married Sati, daughter of Dakha Prajapati. Sati was reborn as Parvati (also called Gauri and Uma), the daugher of Himavat, and again married Shiva after peforming severe
penace to win His love. Lord Shiva is one of the sacred Hindu Trinity:

Brahma is the creator, Vishnu is the Preseruer and shiva is the dissolver of

the universe at the end of time.

Shiva-liigam: The sacred symbol (Lingam) of Lord Shiva that represents His formless and infinite aspect, It is usually a black stone with a rounded
form which is worshipped with the most delightful offerings, such as milk, honey, curd, flowers, Bilva leaves, etc.

Shri: Name of the Divine Mother

as a Giver of abundance, prosperity, power, fortune and pleasure. Another name of Goddess Lakshmi Who incarnated as Sita (the Consoft of Lord Rama), Radha (the Beloved of Lord Krishna) and Rukmini (the first Queen of Lord Krishna). (See also Lakshmi.) Lord

Shridhara: One Who carries (Dhara) Shri Devi in His bosom; Name of

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Vishnu. (See also Shripati.)

Shriman: One Who Shrinivasa:

possesses all the glories of Shri, such as power, viftue

and beauty; Name of Lord Vishnu.


1. One Who dwells (Nivasa) in the purified heafts of those who

are endowed with devotion to Shri. 2. The Abode (Nivasa) of Shri or Lakshmi; Name of Lord Vishnu.

Shripati: Name of Lord (Pati) Vishnu

as the Consort of Goddess Lakshmi

(Shr). When the churning of the milky ocean by gods and demons took place, Lakshmi Devi arose from it and chose Lord Vishnu as Her beloved
Husband from among those present. Mother Lakshmi is His Supreme Shakti or Energy. Shyema: One Who has a black or dark-blue complexion; Name of Lord
Krishna.

SitE: (Also SiyE) Lit. Furrow, track or line of a ploughshare; Name assumed by Goddess Lakshmi in Her incarnation as the Princess of Mithila, capital
of Videha. She was named Sita because She sprang from a furrow made by King Janaka while ploughing the ground to prepare it for a sacrifice. She was the chaste Consoft of Lord Rama and is the ideal of purity for all
women.

Subrahmapya: Name of Lord Karttikeya, the Son of Lord


Parvati. (See also Karttikeya and Sharavanabhava.)

Shiva and Mother

Tribhuvana-tiripi:

1. One Who saves (Tarini) the three worlds

(Iri-

bhuvana).2. One Who enables us to cross (Tarini) the three worlds; Name
of the Divine Mother. (See also Durga.)

Tripuriri: The Enemy (Ari) of the

demon Tripura. 1. As Lord Shiva killed

Tripura, He is called Tripurari. 2. Name of Lord Shiva Who destroyed with a single arrow the three flying cities (Tri-puns) of demons which were built of gold, silver and iron by Maya. These three citadels may be interpreted as the three states of waking, dream and deep sleep,
the three bondages of ignorance, desire and action, the three Gunas or

constituents of nature (Tamas, Rajas and Satlva), or the three bodies (gross, subtle and causal). Lord Shiva has control over all those groups of three and is beyond them. UmEpati: The Lord (Patfl of Goddess Paruati (Uma); Name of Lord Shiva.

Visudeva: The Son of Vasudeva;

Name of Lord Krishna Who was born as

a prince to Vasudeva and mother Devaki. He is also known as Nandalala,

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the Son of Nanda, because He was brought up in the countryside as a cowherd boy by Nanda and mother Yashoda.

Veikale5ha: Lord

(.Isha) of Venkata, a very sacred hill about 80 miles from

Chennai on the summit of which there is a celebrated temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. He is also known there as Balajiand Tirupati (Shripat) and is

Vigh4u:

worshipped by thousands of pilgrims every day. One Who pervades evefihing; Name of the Lord that refers to His immanence in the world in spite of His transcendence.
Lord Vithoba (Vishnu).

Vi[fhala:

It

is said that Lord Krishna once arrived at

His devotee Pundalik's house, but Pundalik was too busy seruing his aged

parents to receive Him. So the Lord stood at the doorstep, on a brick, with arms akimbo, waiting for Pundalik to finish his duties. The Lord remains

there still, as Vitthala. Standing on a brick, He waits for His devotees. (See
also Panduranga.)

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Diya Achyutam Keshavam Adharam Madhuram Stotram Adi Bija Ekale Adi Divya Jyoti Aditya Narayana Aho! Aham Namo Mahyam Aisa Pyara Amba Lalite Ana Sundara Shyam Ananda Kutira Anando'ham Affjaneya Vira Arunachala Shiva Apadbandhava Narayana
Aba Sounpa Badrinatha

228
200

Chalo Mana Chidanand Chidanand Chidananda Hun Come here, my dear Krishna Kanhai Darshana Do Ghanashyama Datta Guru Jaya Datta Guru Deva Deva Sivananda Dina Nike Dinoddharini Eafth, water, fire Ehi Mudam
Eka Sara Nama Gaiye Ganapati Jagavandana

104

86
31

9 8

24 2L3 221
166 160

89 143

t4L
180

L@
L2

98 L46

95 22 4L 40
139 150 169

220
L92

2l
L4

Ganeshji ki Arati Ganga Tata Para Baitha Ganga Kinare Gauri Gauri Gange Gauri Vara Get up at 4 a.m. Brahma-muhurta God is truth, Govinda Gopala Gokula Vallabhipriya Govinda Bolo Govinda Damodara Prarthana Govinda Jaya Jaya Govinda Meri Yaha Prarthana Hei Guru-charanam Bhaja Charanam Guru Hamare Guru Maharaj Guru Jaya Jaya

Vishvambharam

202
83

Bhaja Govindam (12

verses)

Bhaja Mana Ramacharana Sukhadai 178

53
7 10

Gopalam Bhajo Radhe Govinda Bhajo Radhe Krishna Bhajo Re Bhaiya Bhakta Vatsala Govinda Bhava-sagara Tarana Bhavanyashtakam
Bhaja Re
Bhava Bol

93

lL2
16 227 91 136 158

92 85 97
105

97
151 135

Shankara-deshika
Lingam

L44
65 54

Shankar

Brahmamurari Surarchita

t42

276

Sivananda Ashram Devotional Songs

Guru Mahima Gurvashtakam Hara Gao Hara Hara Mahadeva Shambho Hara-harohara Hare Rama Hare Rama Hari Hari Bol Hari Ke Pyare Hari Hari Bol Hari Tum Haro

L43 127 64 24 73
182

lan

Ki Bhir

He Giridhara Gopala He Madhava He Prabho Ananda-data He who dwells in the hearts of Bhaktas Himadri-prottungamarasalila-saramrta-maya

zLL 2t2 204 100 206 239 6 133 12 4 165 162 209 80 188 40 38 101 152 167 209 168 52 113 22 230 80

I am neither mind nor


Ishvari Mahesvari
Jagadambike Jagadisha Arati

body

94 Vallabha 25 Krishna Keshava Madhava Govinda Jaya 105 250 Ko Nahin Janata Hei 222 Koi Koi Jane Re 102 Krishna Govinda Govinda 108 Krishna Krishna Mukunda 30 Laga Le Prema Ishvara Se 54 Lingashtakam 182 Mahamantra 151 Manasa Bhajare 148 Mangala Maya Sivananda Mano buddhy-ahankara 218 33 Mata Pita Bandhu 222 Mera Sach-chid-ananda RuP Ll4 Alabela Mera Shyama Bara Nada Bindu lGladi Namo Namah 70
Kamala Keshava Govinda

Is there not a nobler mission

Nagendra-haraya
Nama

Tri-lochanaya

46

Japana

232

Namamisham-ishanaNirvana-rupam 50
Nataraja Nataraja Nartana Natavara Lal Giridhara
Na Tato Na

Sundar

60
115 158

Jagannathashtakam Stotram Janaki Natha Sahaya Jay Ganesha Jay Ganesha Deva

laya Ganesha Kirtan


Jaya Gopal Jaya Gurudeva Dayanidhe
Jaya laga Janani Jaya Jagadisha Hare

Gopal Mata Nirvana Shatkam Om Guru Jaya Guru Om Gurunatha Om Namah Shivaya
Om Namo Bhagavate Om Shakti Om Shiva

2LB 129
153

43

Om Namo Bhagavate Sivanandaya 119

Vasudevaya

77

Jaya Narayani Namo stute Jaya Shiva Omkara Jaya Shri Radhe Jis Hala Men

lyot

Se Jyot Jagate Chalo

Kadachit Kalindi-tata Vipina-sangitaka-varo

168 Om 59 Omkara Om Shiva Om Shiva Paratpara 63 L7L Om Shri Rama Jaya Rama 226 Om Om Om Vichara 28 Parho Pothi Men Rama Pavana Manda Sugandha

Shitala

202

Index

277

Payoji Mein-ne Prabhu More Pranavaun Pavana-kumara Prema Mudita Mana Se Kaho Radha-raman Kaho
Radhe Govinda Bhajo Radhe Gopal Radhe Radhe Radhe Shyam Radhe Shyam

Raghupati Raghava
Rama

linka Nama Hei

Rama Krishna Hari Rama Na Bisara Bande Rama Rama...Nama Tarakam Rama Se Koi Mila De Rama Sumira

Ramachandra Raghuvira Ratnaih Kalpitam-asanam Rudrashtakam


Saba Hein Samana Sada Pavanam Jahnavi-tiravasam

Samba Sadashiva Samba Sadashiva Bholanath Sarvam Brahma Mayam Sarvamangala Mangalye Satyam Jnanam Anantam Brahma Serenity, Regularity Serve, Love, Give Shankara Ji lG Damaru Bole Shankara Shiva Shankara Shankaraya Mangalam Sharavanabhava Shariram Surupam Tatha Va Kalatram Shiva Panchakshara Stotram Shiva Manasa Puja

138 96 242 26 22 94 110 116 184 185 207 L77 181 182 23L 183 48 50 2l 130 49 61 220 182 224 4 3 56 59 233 75 L27 46 48

Shri Badrinatha Vishvambharam

202
244
110 101 103

Shri-guru Charana Shri Krishna Chaitanya Shri Krishna Govinda Hare Murare
Shri Krishnam Vande Shri Ramachandra Kripalu

174 172

Shri Ramavandana
Shuddha-brahma Paratpara Ram Shuddho'si Buddhobi Sita Ram Sita Ram Sita Rama Kaho Sita Rama Radhe Shyama Sivananda Ka Darbar Hei Sivananda Kya Tu Manava Hei Sivananda Stutih Sivananda Yogindra Stutih Subrahmanyam Subrahmanyam Shanmukha-natha SubrahmanyaSubrahmanya Sumirana Kara Le Sunaja Sunaja Thumaka Chalata Ramachandra
To

255
223
186 186 184

t45
139 133 130

72 74

234
106

L75

the right is Om
the Indriyas

226

Turn the gaze, withdraw


15

Utho Jaga Musaphir Vande Santam Shri Hanumantam Vipina Mhari Vani Sarasvati Vanna Mayil Vahanane Shiva Vel Muruga Vel Undu VenkateshaVenkatesha Vina Pustaka-dharini Amba Yamuna Tira Vihari

32
193 L07 L57

74 72
75

t94
165

25

Mangalam Asmad-guruqEm Mangalam Me Astu SarueghEr.n Mahgala1n Bhavatu Om Sadguru Bhagavana Ki Jay! May auspiciousness be unto our Gurus! May auspiciousness be unto me as well!

May auspiciousness be unto all! Oml Glory to the Sat Guruwho is the Lord Himselfl

HARI OM TAT SAT