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(Prayerful glorification of the Spiritual Teacher)
Transliteration, Word-Meanings and Translation by Swami Atmananda
1. Akhand-Mandalakaram vyaptam yena characharam. Tatpadam darshitam yena tasmai Shri Gurave Namah.
Akhand – unfragmented; Mandalakaram – one infinite whole; vyaptam – pervades; yena – by which; characharam – movable & immovable; Tadpadam – That state; darshitam – has shown; yena – by whom; tasmai – to that; Shri – glorious; Guruve – guru, teacher; Namah – my salutations.
My Salutations to that Guru who revealed to me that Truth, which is unfragmented, infinite, timeless divinity, and which pervades the entire universe – movable or unmovable.
Agyan timir-andhasya Gyananjan Shalakaya. Chakshur-oonmeelitam yena tasmai Shri Gurave Namah.
Agyan - Ignorance; timir – cataract; andhasya – blinded; Gyananjan – medicinal collyrium; Shalakaya – collyrium stick; Chakshur – my eyes; oonmilitam – opened; yena – by whom; tasmai – to that; Shri – glorious; Guruve – Guru; Namah – my salutations.
My Salutations to that reverential teacher, who opened my eyes, by applying the divine collyrium of self-knowledge in my eyes, which had got blinded by the cataract of ignorance.
Gurur-Brahma Gurur-Vishnu Gurur-Devo Maheshwarah. Guru-sakshat Para-Brahma tasmai Shri Gurave Namah.
Gurur - Guru; Brahma – Creator; Gurur - Guru; Vishnu – Sustainer; Gurur - Guru; Devo – the divine; Maheshwarah – the Destroyer; Guru Sakshat – the Guru is verily; Para-Brahma – the transcendental divinity (which is the very basis of all the three); tasmai – to that; Shri – glorious; Guruve – Guru; Namah – my salutations.
pervades. sustainer and the destroyer. sarvam – everything. kinchit – every vee-bit. tasmai – to that. ___________________________ 4. Tatpadam darshitam yena tasmai Shri Gurave Namah. who revealed to me that selfeffulgent divinity (the pure unconditioned consciousness) which pervades all the three worlds. Namah – my salutations. Chinmayam Vyapi yat-sarvam trailokyam sacharacharam. sacharacharam. sacharacharam – inclisive of everything which is movable or immovable. or movable-immovable.Guru himself is the creator. Tadpadam – That state. Guruve – guru. teacher. He is verily the very transcendental divinity. My salutations to that glorious Guru. Vyaptam . . which is the very essence of the creator etc. My Salutations to that reverential teacher. ___________________________ 5. Namah – my salutations. Tatpadam darshitam yena tasmai Shri Gurave Namah.) My reverential salutations to that glorious teacher. Sthavaram . virajit-padambujah – abide at his lotus feet. Shri – glorious. (the timeless life-principle. who revealed to me that which pervades everything in this world. Shri – glorious. ___________________________ 6. Guruve – guru. Tadpadam – That state. Shri – glorious. inclusive of everything movable or immovable. Vyapi – pervades . Suryo . yat – that which. tasmai – to that. yena – by whom. Vedantambuja Suryo yah tasmai Shri Gurave Namah. trailokyam – the three worlds. with all its movable and immovable objects.animate.sun. Shiro-ratna – crown jewel. yah – he who. Sarva-Shruti – Of all Vedas. Vedantambuja – the lotus of vedanta. teacher. Jangamam – inanimate. Sthavaram jangamam vyaptam yat kinchit sacharacharam. darshitam – has shown. tasmai – to that. yat – that which. yena – by whom. Chinmayam – The self-effulgent diviity. Sarva-Shruti shiro-ratna virajit-padambujah. Namah – my salutations. darshitam – has shown. whether animate-inanimate. Guruve – Guru.
karma-bandha – the bondage of action. Chaitanya Shashwatah shanto vyomatito niranjanah. Guru Sakshat – the Guru is verily. vidahine – burns down. Aneka-janma-sampraptah-karma-bandha-vidahine. pradanena – by imparting. My Salutations to that reverential teacher. and at whose lotus feet lie the beautiful flowers. the concept of zero.Guru. Shri – glorious. atitah – transcending. Gurur . My Salutations to that glorious Gurudev. Atma-Gyana . He transcends space (& time). Chaitanya – Consciousness. Bindunaad kalatitah tasmai shri Gurave Namah. Namah – my salutations. who is verily the eternal consciousness. Janma – births. Shanto – of the very nature of peace. Gurur .accumulated. kala – parts. tasmai – to that. . who is like a sun for the blossoming up of the lotus like mantras of upanishads. ___________________________ 7. vyomatito – transcending space (& time). Bindu – the concept of zero. the primordial sound and all parts. Namah – my salutations. Guruve – Guru. who is established in Knowledge and Power. Shashwatah . Maheshwarah – the Destroyer.My Salutations to that reverential teacher. Namah – my salutations. who is adorned with the garland-of -Knowledge and who grants both worldly prosperity and spiritual liberation. ___________________________ 9. which is of the nature of peace. symbolizing the best of jewels of vedas. sampraptah .Guru. Gurur . tasmai – to that. Naad – the primordial sound. Guruve – Guru. Gyanshakti-samaroodhah tattwamala vibhooshitah. Devo – the divine. Bhukti-mukti -pradata cha tasmai Shri Gurave Namah. Aneka – Of many.Guru. Shri – glorious. niranjanah – taintless. tasmai – to that. Shri – glorious. Atma-gyan-pradanen tasmai Shri Gurave Namah. Para-Brahma – the transcendental divinity (which is the very basis of all the three).The Self-Knowledge. Vishnu – Sustainer.eternal. ___________________________ 8. Guruve – Guru. Brahma – Creator.
Shri – glorious. nasti – does not exist. mat-guru – My teacher. saarsampadah – the true wealth. ___________________________ 11. Guror – than Guru. Shri-Jagad-Guruhu – is the Teacher of the entire universe. ___________________________ 10. adhikam – higher. Man-naathah – My Lord.My Salutations to that reverential teacher who by imparting the SelfKnowledge. My salutations to such a Gurudev. which had even though taken infinite lives to accumulate. tasmai – to that. Guruve – Guru. Shri – glorious. na – there is no. ___________________________ 12. Even by the very sipping of the charanamruta (the water with which the feet of guru are washed). Namah – my salutations. and which dries up the endless ocean of seeking & the subsequent sorrows. Gyapanam – by enlightening me about the. Guroh – of the guru. Shoshanam bhavsindhoshcha gyapanam saarsampadah. Guruve – Guru. tapah – penance. Na Guror-adhikam tattvam na Guror-adhikam tapah. and there is nothing higher than Realisation of the Knowledge of the truth imparted by the Guru. My Salutations to the lotus-feet of that glorious Gurudev. samyak – fully. no higher penance than (service to) the Guru. Guroh-padodakam samyak tasmai Shri Gurave Namah. tattvam – truth. Guror – than Guru. we get blessed by the eternal wealth (of liberating knowledge). adhikam – higher. Shri Jagan-naathah – is the Lord of the universe. padodakam – the water left behind after washing the feet. Na – There is no. Tattva-gyanat-param nasti tasmai Shri Gurave Namah. Shoshanam – drying up. Mad-atma – . who is himself that very timeless truth (and who has taken up a form to bless his disciples like us with real knowledge). Man-naathah Shri Jagan-nathah Mat-guru-shri jagad-guruhu. Tattva-gyanat-param – higher than the knowledge of truth imparted by the guru. Namah – my salutations. Bhava-sindhosh-cha – the endless sea of seeking. has burnt away the very bondage of actions in a whiff. There is no higher truth than the Guru. Mad-atma sarva-bhutatma tasmai Shri Gurave Namah. tasmai – to that.
my brother.My Self. ___________________________ 14. Gurur – Guru. My salutations at the lotus-feet of such a Guru. and my friend. and there is none higher than the Guru. The Guru is the beginning of the Universe. My reverential salutations at the lotus-feet of such a Gurudev. and. pita-tvameva – you alone are the father. Tvameva vidya dravinam tvameva tvameva sarvam mama-dev-deva. Gurur-adir-anadish-cha Guruh-param-daivatam. ___________________________ 13. My teacher is the teacher of the entire universe. and my Self is the Self of all. Tvameva-vidya – You alone are the knowledge. tvameva – You alone. nasti – does not exist.org . Sarva-bhutama – is the Self of all. parataram – higher.Guru . adir – is the beginning of the universe. Guroh-parataram nasti tasmai Shri Gurave Namah. Tvameva – You alone. Shri – glorious. Guruve – Guru. sakha tvameva – you alone are my friend. Mata – the mother. param-daivatam – the highest diety. Guroh – than the Guru. cha – and. bandushcha – are the brother. Namah – my salutations. my real wealth. You alone are the knowledge. Guruh . mamadev-deva – O My ultimate God O God! You alone are my mother. my father. You are everything for me. Namah – my salutations. tvameva sarvam – you are everything for me. You are verily my God alone. Tvameva mata cha pita tvameva tvameva bandhushcha sakha tvameva. the Guru is the highest deity. Shri – glorious. he himself is without any beginning. anadish – yet. Guruve – Guru. ___________________________ Hear the Guru Stotram by Poojya Guruji Here ________________________________________________________________________ Visit Vedanta Mission at www. yet he himself is without a beginning. My Lord is the Lord of Universe. dravinam tvameva – you are the wealth. tasmai – to that. who has revealed such knowledge to me.vmission. tasmai – to that.
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