Nīlakantha dhāranī

The Great Compassion Mantra

oṃ namo ratnatrayaya. namah arya avalokitesvaraya bodhisattvaya mahasattvaya mahakarunikaya sarva bandhana chedana karaya. sarva bhava samudram sosana karana. sarva vyadhi prasamana karaya. sarva mrtyu upa-drava viansana karana. sarva bhaye su trana karaya. tasmat namas – krtva idam arya avalokitesvara bhastinam nilakantha pi nama hrdayam avarta isyami sarvartha-sadhanam subham ajeyam sarva bhutanam bhava marga visuddhakam tadyatha, om aloke aloka-mati lokati krante. he hare arya avalokitesvara maha bodhisattva, he boddhisattva, he maha bodhisattva, he virya bodhisttva he mahakarunika smara hradayam. hi hi, hare arya avalokitesvara mahesvara parama maitra-citta mahakarunika. kuru kuru karman sadhaya sadhaya vidyam. ni hi, ni hi varnam kamam-game. vitta-kama vigama. siddha yogesvara. dhuru dhuru viryanti, maha viryanti. dhara dhara dharendresvara. cala cala vimala amala murte arya avalokitesvara jina krsna jata-makutavalam ma pra-lamba maha siddha vidya dhara. vara vara maha vara. bala bala maha bala. cala cala maha cala krsna-varna nigha krsna – paksa nirghatana. he padma-hasta cara cara desa caresvara krsna – sarpa krta yajnopavita ehyehi maha varaha-mukha, tripura-dahanesvaranarayana va rupa vara marga ari. he nilakantha, he mahakara, hala hala visa nir-jita lokasya. raga visa vinasana. dvesa visa vinasana. moha visa vinasana huru huru mala, huru huru hare, maha padmanabha sara sara, sri sri, suru suru, bhu ruc bhu ruc buddhaya buddhaya, boddhaya boddhaya maitri nilakantha ehyehi vama shitha simha-mukha hasa hasa, munca munca mahattahasam ehiyehi pa maha siddha yogesvara bhana bhana vaco sadhaya sadhaya vidyam. smara smaratam bhagavantam lokita vilokitam lokesvaram tathagatam dadahi me drasana kamasya darsanam pra-hia daya mana svaha. siddhaya svaha. maha siddhaya svaha siddha yogesvaraya svaha nilakanthaya svaha varaha-mukhaya svaha maha-dara simha-mukhaya svaha siddha vidyadharaya svaha padma-hastaya svaha krsna-sarpa krta yajno pavitaya svaha maha lakuta daharaya svaha cakra yuddhaya svaha sankha-sabdani bodhanaya svaha vama skandha desa shitha krsna jinaya svaha vyaghra-carma nivasa naya svaha lokesvaraya svaha sarva siddhesvaraya svaha namo bhagavate arya avalokitesvaraya bodhisattvaya maha sattvaya mahakarunikaya. sidhyanthu me mantra-padaya svaha

Nīlakantha Dhāranī (The Blue Necked Dhāranī)
Namo ratna-trayāya (Adoration of the triple Gem)

I. Initial Salutation
Nama āryāvalokite-śvarāya bodhisattvāya mahā-sattvāya mahā-kārunikāya (Adoration to the noble Lord who looks down, the enlightened sentient being, the great being, the merciful one!)

Descend-descend. enlighten me.) Praharāyamānāya svāhā siddhāya svāhā mahā-siddhāya svāhā siddhayogīśvarāya svāhā (To you who sees us. please remember. destroy every poison. great bodhisattva. the great Victor) Dhara-dhara dhārinī-rāja cala-cala mama vimalā-mūrtte (Hold on. hold on. the World-Transcending One.) Ehi ehi chinda chinda aras pracali vaśa-vaśam pranāśaya (Come. adoration to the blue-necked one!) III. hail! To One who sports a lotus (padma) in his hand. Victor. descend. Kuru-kuru karma dhuru-dhuru vijayate mahā-vijayate (Do. and which purifies the path of existence. the noble Avalokiteśvarā. do the work. come. hail! To the holder of discus in his hand. Please remember (smara) my heart dharani.) IV. destroy. King of the Dharani.) Hulu-hulu smara hulu-hulu sara-sara siri-siri suru-suru (Quick-quick. hail! To the Successful one hail! To the Great Successful one hail! To the Successful Lord of the yogis. hail!) Nīlakanthāya svāhā varāha-mukhāya svāhā narasimha-mukhāya svāha (To the Blue-necked one (Nīlakantha) hail! To the Boar-faced One hail! To Man-Lion faced One hail!) Gadā-hastāya svāhā cakra-hastāya svāhā padma-hastāya svāhā (To one who bears the mace (gadā) in his hand. Name of Avalokiteśvarā Om sarva-bhaya-śodhanāya tasya namaskrtvā imu Ārya-valokite-śvarā tava namo Nīlakantha 2 (Om! Having paid adoration to One who dispels all fears. the vow of the admantine king. being enlightened. enlighten me. the vow. quick-quick. descenddescend) Bodhiya-bodhiya bodhaya-bodhaya maitriya Nīlakantha [dehi me] darsanam (Being enlightened. Dhāranī Tadyathā: Om Ālokādhipati lokātikrānta (Like this: Om! Lord of Effulgence. descend-descend. hail!) . Ehy mahā-bodhisattva sarpa-sarpa smara smara hrdayam (Come. descend. is pure and invincible for all beings.II. Move. hold fast. Hold fast. Merciful Blue-necked One appear [unto me]. śloka enunication of the merit of the hrdaya-dhāranī Hrdayam vartayisyāmi sarvārtha-sādhanam śubham 3 ajeyam sarva-bhūtānām bhava-mārgaviśodhakam 4 (I shall enunciate the heart dharani which ensures all purpose. move onto my spotless image.

hail! To the mighty auspicious one. well said!) Sarvatathāgataoṣṇīṣaśitātapatrā-nāmāparājitā-mahāpratyangirā-mahāvidyārājñī-nāma-dhāraṇī Om Mani Padme Hum .Nīlakantha-pāndarāya svāhā Mahātali Śankaraya svāhā (To Blue-necked One smeared (with holy ashes). Final Salutation Namo ratna-trayāya Nama āryāvalokite-śvarāya bodhisattvāya svāhā (Adoration to the Triple Gem. the enlightened being. hail!) V. adoration to the noble Āvalokiteśvarā (Lord who looks down).

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