‘Paapa naashaka Stotra’ When a human being is smitten by sins like ‘Parastree gamana’ (illicit relations with other’s

women), ‘Paraswaapaharana’ (robbing the belongings of others) and ‘Jeeva himsa’ (brutality against various eings), then ‘Prayaschitta’ (penance) is said to be the recitation of the following ‘!tuti’ (tribute) to "ishnu #eva$ Vishnavey Vishnavey nityam Vishnavey namah, Namaami Vishnum Chithasthamahamkaaragatih Harim/ Chitasthameeshamavyakta manantamaparijitam, Vishnumeedyamaseshana Ananda nidhanam Vibhum/ Vishnuschagato yanmey Vishnu buddhi gatascha yat, Yacchaahamkaarago Vishnuryadvishnur -mayi samshitah/ Karoti Karma bhutesou sthaavarasya charasyacha, at paapam naashamaayaatu tasmitreva hi chintatatey/ !haato harati yat "aapam s#apney drushtastu bhaavanaat, amupendra -maham Vishnum "ranamaami "araatparam/ $ar#asvares#ara Vibho "aramaatma rijdhokshajah, Hrishikesha Hrishikesha Hrishikesha namostutey/ Nrisimhaananta %ovinda &hutabhaavana Keshava, !uruktam dushkrutam dhyatam $haamaaagham namostutey/ Yanmaya chintitam drushtam $#achinta -vasha vartinaa, Akaarya 'ahadatyugram tavacchimam naya Keshava/ &rahmanya !eva %ovida "aramartha paraayana, (agannatha (agatbhaatah "aapa prashama achyutam/ Yathaapaharney $aayaahney 'adhyaahnecha tatha nishi, Kaayena 'anasaa Vaachaa kritam paapamajaanataa/ (aanataacha Hrishikesha "undarikaakshah 'adhava, Naamatrotyatchaaranatah "aapam yaau mama kshayam/ $hareeram mey Hrishikesha "undareekaaksha 'adhava, "aapam prashamayaadya t#am Vaakaritham mama 'aadhava/ Yadbhunjana yat $#apamstisthan gacchaan jaagrad yadashitaha, Kritavaan paapamadyaaham kaayena manasaa giraa/ Yat s#a)pamapi yat sthuu)am kuyoni narakaavaham, ad yaatu prashamam sarvam Vaasudevaanu keertinaat/ "aram &rahma "aram dhaama pavitram paramamcha yat, asmin prakeertitey Vishnou yat paapam tat pranashyatu/ Yat praapya na nivartantey gandhasprashaadi varjitam, $urayastah sarvam shamatvagham/ ( !arva "yapi "ishnu% &y salutations to you' !rihari "ishnu% &y greetings to you' ( pray to that "ishnu who is all)pervasive, selfless and firmed up in my heart' ( implore that "ishnu who is fully radiant in my !oul and who is *nknown, +verlasting, and *ncon,uerable' &y earnest veneration to the awe)inspiring, all powerful and ageless Paramatma who is far above the beginnings and finalities% "ishnu is steeped in my heart"ishnu is the illumination of my ‘.ntaratma’or in my inner)consciousness- "ishnu is my
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self)image% &ay that "ishnu who is the under)current of ‘/haraachara praanis’ or the &oveable and (mmoveable eings demolish my sins with his benevolence% 0o those devotees who meditate to him with sincerity, their blemishes are destroyed- the griefs under his protection are flattened and he appears before them in their dreams' (t is he who e1tends his hand in this utterly supportless world full of darkness and gloom and to that manifestation of singular optimism that ( urge upon for that succor' &y homage to you !arveswara% "ibho% 2rishikesha% 2rishikesha% 2rishikesha% 3risimha% .nanta% 4ovinda% 5

mentally or by way of conversation.muttamam. "raayaschitthaih stotra japairvratarnashyati paatakam/ (0hose persons who aim at destroying sins should read or atleast hear the above ‘!totra’ so that they would surely get rid of all kinds of sins committed by physical.upamevacha. 0anmatras like smell. afternoons. touch and vision cancel all my wrong doings') "aapa pranaashanam strotram yah patheycchrunuyaadapi.0he 6riginator of the *niverse% 7indly condone the sinful words and deeds of mine' Whatever mindless thoughts and evil conversations that ( have made may be dissolved' 8ou are the bench)mark of ‘&aryada’ (graciousness) and embodiment of mercy.physically. mental or vocal means as also free from the severities of ‘Paapa 4rahaas’ and accomplish ‘"ishnu Paramapada’' 0hus this !totra is a panacea and an effective ‘Prayaschitta’ (atonemnt) for a multitude of sins' 2ence to attain the siddhis of ‘ hogas’ (en:oyments) and &oksha (!alvation). -paasyatey s#ayam kaantyaa yo vaarunyaa cha 'urtayaa/ Ka)paantey yasya Vaktrobhyo vishaana)a shikkhojj#a)ah. Na hi varneeyatum shakyam jnaatum cha ridashairapi/ Yasyaishaa saka)aa prithvi "hanaamani shikhaarunaa. standing.udro nishkramyaatti jaga-trayam/ $a vibhracchekhari bhutamasesham kshiti manda)am. sleeping.nanta !esha while describingPataala$ "ataa)anamaadhas -chaastey Vishnoryaa taamasi tanuh. Aastey kusuma maaeyva kastdveeryam vadishyati/ = . Aastey "ataa)a mu)asthah $eshoshesha $uraarchitah/ asya Veeryam prabhaavascha $#arupam .may all these transgressions be wiped out by my mere utterances of the three sacred names of yours vi9' "undarikaksha. $harirai maanasair vaagvijaih krutaaih paapaihi pramuchyatey/ $arvapaapagrahaadibhyo yaati padam. deed or vocal means)be it a small or huge proportion)be rescinded' 6h "asudeva% Parabrahma% Paramadhama% Parama Pavitra% &ay my offenses be revoked by my singing of holy hymns of your propitious names' &ay &aha "ishnu from whom Jnaanis and 8ogis never return after attaining him and who is devoid of. Jagannatha% &y prayers are to uplift me from the low levels of ignorance and viciousness and being the /reator and Preserver of the !rishti. evenings and nights. whether knowingly or forgetfully.gni Purana< Ananta Deva(Shesha) Stuti &aharshi Parashara made a very special reference to . or fully awaken by way of thought. asmaat "aapey krutey japyam$totram $arvaaghamardinam/ "raayaschittamaghaudhaanaa stotram vratakrutey varam. moving about. this golden ‘!totra’be recited with sincerity)'. 161 $arvaankaroti nirveeryaan hitaaya (agatosuraan/ 'adaghurnita netrosou yah $adaivaika kunda)ah. $a sahasra shiraa Vyaktas#astikaama)a &hushanah/ "hanaamani $ahastrena yah sa Vidyo-tayandishah. Kiritisnigdharobhaati saamagrih s#eta ivaacha)ah/ Ni)avaasaa 'adiotsiktah $#etahaaropashobhitah. $heshaakhyaa yadgunaan vaktrum na shaktaa !aitya !anavaah/ Yonantah pathyatey $iddhaairdevo !evarshi pujitah. and untouched by.+ssence of . Hrishikesha and 'adhava* What ever sins of mine that were perpetrated while eating. $ankarshanaatmako . $aabhra %angaa pravaahosou Kai)aasaadririvaaparah/ +aanga)aasakta hastaagro vibhranmusa)a. pardon my hopeless sins and accept my assurances not to repeat my indiscretions in future' ( might have committed sins in the mornings.

s and when the flip)flops of the countless eye movements of !esha #eva occur. all the forests.he also has the speed of 4anga)Pravaha ? flowakin to the huge @orm of 7ailasha &ountain% .psarasah $iddhaah Kinnaroraga chaaranaah. &ibharti maa)aam )okaanaam $adevaasura maanusham/ ( hagavan "ishnu’s !esha named "igraha replete with 0amo 4una lies underneath Paataala >oka whom #aityas nor #anavas could ever describe or realise' !iddha ganaas who are always engaged in worship to #evas name !esha #eva as .+ssence of "ishnu Purana< B . .stronomy or the movement of 3ava 4rahas and !tars as also of the fruits of !hakuna).psaras.s in the .kaara or si9e and dimensions are unknown even to #evatas' Who could indeed recognise the ala)"eerya or &ightand /apacity of !esha #eva e1cepting visualising the world)wide reach and dimensions of the red comple1ion emanated by the 162 magnifinence of the ‘&anis’ on his hoods as materialised in the form of flower garlands spread all over the world% . !iddhaas. (naatavaan saka)am chaiva nimitta pathitam pha)am/ eyneyam Naaga Varenyam shirasaa vidhrutaa 'ahee. adaa cha)ati &hureshaa $aabhitoyaa sakaananaa/ %andharvaa .vatar of ala Aama the brother of !hri 7rishna.mavyayah/ Yasya Naagavadhu hastair)ipitam harichandanam. . mountains and !eas get into momentum and the whole +arth too gets vigourously activised'0hose of 4andharvas. the most fragrant and alluring 2arichandana that 3aga maidens supplied and anointed on his body emanated far and wide' (n the past. !esha #eva assumes the @orm of !ankarshana 0amasika Audra and by spreading his thousand hoods and emitting wide spread poisonous flames all over the *niverse tend to annihililate all the eings% !taying in Patala >oka basically. &aharshi 4arg worshipped .suraas' !esha #eva is full of conceitand :ustified superiority and as such possessive of red and hot eyes dressed in blue clothing and wearing priceless white necklaces. 7innaraas.Yadaa Vijrumbhyateynanto 'ada ghurnita )ochanah. !warupa or 0atwa and . !esha #eva also sports ‘2ala’(plough) and &usala as his armoury being always worshipped by "aruni #evi in his presence'.s his breathing gets spread to ten directions. Prabhava or 4reat !ignifiance. Naantam %unaanaam gacchanti teynaantoya.nanta or (nfinite% . 'uhurhuh $hvaasaani)aa -paastum yaati !ikshuvaasataam/ Yamaaraadhya "uraanaarshir %argo jyoteeshim tatvatah.pashakuna ?good omens or otherwise' !esha 3aaga also carries the brunt of Prithvi as also of the Pataalaas%) .t the termination of 7alapaas.nantaa as he is adorned with !wastika +mblem on his hoods' !esha #eva is also ornamented with invaluable and ever)sparkling diamonds on his thousand hoods which illuminate very far in the ten directions to the advantage of >okas and also dissipate the might and strength of .nanta #eva and was bestowed the intricate knowledge and insight of Jyotirmandala or .nanta 3aga holds on the strength of his hoods the total weight ofthe >okaas and is always worthy of one and all' 2is ala)"eerya. 3agas and /haranaas who were clueless of the endless significance of !esha #eva called him .