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Chidambarashtakam
The presiding deity of Chidambaram is Lord Shiva in the dancing pose called as Nataraja. This unusual prayer is addressed to the Linga in Chidambara Temple and is similar to Lingashtakam. Brahma mukhamara vanditha lingam, Janma jaraa maranathaka lingam, Karma nivarana koushala lingam, Thanmrudhu pathu Chidambara Lingam., 1 The The The The linga linga linga linga worshipped by Lord Brahma and other devas, which destroys the pain of birth, old age and death, which is clever to destroy the results of actions, of Chidambaram which protects its devotees.

Kalpaka moola prathishitha lingam, Darpaga nasa yudhishtira lingam, Kuprakruthi prakaranthaka lingam, Thanmrudhu pathu Chidambara Lingam., 2 The The The The linga linga linga linga which was consecrated below the Kalpaga tree, which destroys the pride of those who fight with it, which changes bad nature of people, of Chidambaram which protects its devotees.

Skanda Ganeswara Kalpitha lingam, Kinnara charana gayaka lingam, Pannaga bhooshana pavaka lingam, Thanmrudhu pathu Chidambara Lingam., 3 The The The The linga made by Lord Subrahmanya and Ganapathi, linga which is sung by singers Kinnaras, Charanas, holy linga which is ornamented by a snake, linga of Chidambaram which protects its devotees.

Samba sadashiva Sankara lingam, Kamya vara pradha komala lingam, Samya viheena sumanasa lingam, Thanmrudhu pathu Chidambara Lingam., 4 The The The The Linga which is Samba, Shankara and Sadashiva, pretty linga which grants sought after boons, incomparable linga which has a holy mind, linga of Chidambaram which protects its devotees

Kali mala kanana pavaka lingam, Salila tharanga vibhooshana lingam, Palitha pathanga pradheepaka lingam, Thanmrudhu pathu Chidambara Lingam., 5 The The The The linga linga linga linga which removes the forest like problems of Kali age, which wears a river as its ornament, which energized the old bird, of Chidambaram which protects its devotees

Ashta thanu prathi bhasura lingam, Vishtapa nadha vikaswara lingam, Sishta janaa vana seelitha lingam, Thanmrudhu pathu Chidambara Lingam., 6 The The The The linga which shines as eight bodies, linga, which brings us to the lord of the world, linga which teaches the right path to good people, linga of Chidambaram which protects its devotees

Anthaka mardhana bhandhura lingam, Krithitha kama kalebhara lingam, Jandhu hrudhi sthitha jeevaka lingam, Thanmrudhu pathu Chidambara Lingam., 7 The The The The friendly linga which killed the god of death, linga which killed the God of love, linga of life which stats in the heart of all beings, linga of Chidambaram which protects its devotees

Pusthadhiya suchi chidambhara lingam, Drushtamidham manasanu padanthi, Ashtaka metha vang manaseeyam, Ashtathanum prathi yanthi narasthe., 8 The linga of Chidambara which increases ones fame, If either seen by one or meditated by the mind, Or if these words of the octet are read with devotion, Would lead the men towards lord Shiva. 2.

Ramachandrashtakam
The octet on Lord Rama Sugreeva mithram, paramam Pavithram, Sita kalathram, nava megha gathram, Karunya pathram, sathapathra nethram, Sriramachandram sathatham namami., 1

I constantly salute that Lord Ramachandra, Who is the friend of Sugreeva, Who is absolutely holy, Who is the consort of Sita, Who is of the colour of the clouds, Who is the storehouse of mercy, And who has eyes like the lotus leaf. Samsara saram, nigama pracharam, Dharmavatharam, hrudha bhoomi bharam, Sada nirvikaram, sukha sindu saram, Sriramachandram sathatham namami., 2 I constantly salute that Lord Ramachandra, Who is essence of everyday life, Who is being talked about by Vedas, Who is the incarnation of justice, Who fills the land of our heart, Who is constantly unperturbed, Who is the essence of the sea of pleasure. Lakshmi vilasam, jagatho nivasam, Bhoodeva vasam, saradindu hasam, Lanka vinasam, buhuvana prakasam, Sriramachandram sathatham namami., 3 I constantly salute that Lord Ramachandra, Who is the place where Lakshmi plays, Who lives every where in this world, Who is being meditated by the gods of earth, Whose smile is like the autumn moon, Who destroyed the city of Lanka, And who makes this world shine. Mandhara maalam vachane rasalam, Gunair visalam, hrutha saptha jalam, Kravyadha kalam, suraloka palam, Sriramachandram sathatham namami., 4 I constantly salute that Lord Ramachandra, Who wears the garland of flowers, Who makes his words attractive, Who has a great breadth of character, Who cuts of the seven nets of bondage, Who is the god of death to Asuras, And who takes care of the world of devas. Vedantha gnanam, sakale samanam, Hrudhari manam, drutha sapradanam,

Gajendra yanam, vikalavasanam, Sriramachandram sathatham namami., 5 I constantly salute that Lord Ramachandra, Who has expert knowledge of Vedantha, Who treats every body as equal, Who is the sea of respectability, Who grants favours quickly, Who moves on an elephant, And who puts an end to fear. Syamabhi ramam nayanabhiramam, Gunabhiramam, vachasabhiramam, Viswa pranamam, krutha bhaktha kamam, Sriramachandram sathatham namami., 6 I constantly salute that Lord Ramachandra, Who is the black coloured Rama, Who is ever pretty to the eyes, Who has sterling attractive qualities, Who talks attractive words, Who is the model for the universe, And who fulfills the wishes of devotees. Leela sareeram rana ranga dheeram, Viswaika veeram, raghu vamsa haram, Gambheera nadaham, jitha sarva vaadam, Sriramachandram sathatham namami., 7 I constantly salute that Lord Ramachandra, Who has a very playful pretty body, Who is heroic in the battle field, Who is the greatest hero in the universe, Who is the garland to the clan of Raghu, Who is a majestic voice, And who wins all arguments. Khaledhi bheetham, sujana vineetham, Samopageetham, swakule pradeeptham, Tharabra geetham, vachanath atheetham, Sriramachandram sathatham namami., 8 I constantly salute that Lord Ramachandra, Who is fearful to the wicked person, Who is extremely submissive to the good person, Who is near to those who sing about him, Who shines greatly in his clan, Who is the song of the stars in the sky, And who is much beyond words.