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Hayagrīva Stotram | SJC

17/08/2016 19:37

Hayagrīva Stotram
Introduction

Soon after the creation, the demons Madhu and Kaitabha had stolen the Vedas and
had wrought havoc on the life of others. During this period the supreme Lord Sriman
Narayana incarnated as Lord Hayagreeva to kill these two demons and restore the
stolen Vedas to the Creator, Lord Sri Brahma.
In 1267 AD a great saint, poet and logician by the name Sri Venkatanatha was born,
who was later to be known as Sri Venkatadesika. During his times, he was considered
to be “Vishnughantavatar” ( an incarnation of the famous bell of Lord Srinivasa
(Tirupati Balaji). One might wonder how an inanimate object such as a bell could be
born as an avatar, but the fact is, in Vaikunthaloka everything is animate. The objective
of his incarnation was to re-establish ‘Sanathanadharma’.
The people, during this period, were highly influenced by the ‘Advaita’ philosophy of Sri
Adi Shankara. People had misinterpreted the ‘Mayavada’ of Sri Adi Shankara and his
‘Mahavakya’ – “Aham Bramhasmi” meaning the ‘self-realized’ and all knowing. They
started claiming their own bodies as that of the all-knowing ‘Brahman’ and started
throwing away the idols from the temples into wells and had actually succeeded in
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two of them viz. His Guru initiated him into Garuda Mantra at the age of 20. The strength of this mantra is to enhance the learning faculty.Hymn on the Horse faced Lord This is Hymn in thirty two slokas on Hayagriva. many natakas and kavyas of which. it will be of immense help to the millions of little children who are burdened with heavy workloads in the schools and a stiff academic competition.org/hayagriva-stotram Page 2 sur 7 . the purana narrates that a http://srijagannath. stands unparalleled. meaning one thousand slokas on the Padukas (wooden sandals). ‘Yadavabhudaya’ and ‘Paduka Sahasra’ are very popular and acclaimed works. Brahmasutras.Hayagrīva Stotram | SJC 17/08/2016 19:37 doing so. This rendition was a spontaneous composition done in 3 hours during a competition and this work. He lived up to 101 years and did a great service to Hinduism. which goes as follows: śrīmān venkata nāthāryaħ kavitārkika kesarī| vedāntācārya varyo me sannidhattām sadā hŕdi|| Translation: I pray to Sri Venkatanatha who is a lion among poets and logicians and who is a great teacher of vedanta and may he be ever present in our heart. He not only protected important scriptures from being destroyed by frequent invasion from Muslim kings but also consolidated the Hindu rule by bringing together the hitherto divided Hindu kings and succeeded in driving away invaders like Malik Gafur and the likes. Paduka Sahasra. the Supreme God of learning in Vaishnava Sampradaya. Sri Desika went into raptures following this vision and the most popular and powerful hymn known as the “Hayagreeva Stotram” started flowing like nectar in praise of Lord Sri Lakshmi Hayagreeva. About this incarnation of Bhagavan.. Yadavabhudaya is a composition consisting of 2400 verses and it speaks of the entire life of Lord Sri Krishna. Sri Venkatadesika had composed hundreds of stotras and many other philosophical works such as a commentary on Vishishta Advaita. He was also known by the titles “Sarvatantraswatantra” and “Vedanta Acharya” that were conferred to him by none other than the Divine Mother Goddess Ranganayaki of Sri Rangam (in Tamil Nadu). He performed the japa of this mantra also at the same spot and had the fortune of the vision of Lord Sriman Narayana in the form of Lakshmi Hayagreeva. to date. Hayagriva sthothram. The recitation of this mantra is begun with salutations to Sri Venkatadesika to seek his blessings. is a rendition on Lord Sri Ranganatha. If well imparted. He went to a secluded place at Thiruvaheendrapuram (in Tamil Nadu) and did several lakhs of Japa in 6 months and had the grand vision of Sri Garuda appearing before him and initiated him into Hayagreeva Mantra.

The Lord appeared before him and blessed him with all knowledge.Hayagrīva Stotram | SJC 17/08/2016 19:37 demon took away all the Vedas from four-faced Brahma and Bhagavan as Hayagriva killed him and gave them back to Brahma.org/hayagriva-stotram Page 3 sur 7 . The devotion of Sri Desika to Hayagriva was so great that hayagriva-stotra is the first of his lyrics. svatassiddham śuddhasphatika maňibhūbhŕt pratibhatam sudhā sadhrīcībhir dhutibhir avadāta tribhuvanam | anantaistrayyantair anuvihita heśā halahalam hatā śeśā vadyam hayavadana mīdī mahi mahaħ || 2 || Translation: We praise the Lord who has the Horse face. the sure annihilator of all obstacles that beset our studies. who is like a spotless crystal mountain that has spontaneously risen to this shape. an exact solid equivalent of Rig Veda. who spreads nectar like radiation brightening all the worlds. May His neighing remove the darkness of our nescience that results from the uproar of the vain talking wranglers churned in praise http://srijagannath. Hayagreeva Stotram [excerpts – full stotram is given below] jñānānanda mayam devam nirmalasphatikākŕtim | ādhāram sarva vidyānām hayagrīvam upāsmahe || 1 || Translation: We worship Lord Hayagreeva who is the very embodiment of jnana (knowledge) and aanandha (bliss) whose figure is spotless and lustrous like the crystal and who is the sole source and storehouse of all fields of knowledge. samāhārassāmnām pratipadamŕcām dhāma yajuśām layaħ pratyūhānām laharivitatirvedhajaladheħ | kathā darpakśubhyat kathakakula kolāha labhavam haratvantar dhvāntam hayavadana heśā halahalaħ || 3 || He may be described as the complete cluster of all Sama Veda. Saraswati and sages like Vyasa shine with the knowledge bestowed to them by Hayagriva and are worshipped by others for attaining knowledge. All words were before him so that he could choose and use them as he wanted. His prayer to the Lord Hayagriva that He must always shine in his heart and take His sear on the throne of the tip of his tongue so that his words will always be graceful. whose neighing sounding ‘Hala’ ‘Hala’ is rightly regarded as the voice of the infinite world (the Veda) and whose voice is capable of wiping away all our grief. God Dakshina-murti. The tradition about Sri Vedanta Desika is that he meditated on Hayagriva on the Hill Oshadhadri on the banks of River Garuda repeating the Mantra. who is effulgence manifested in a material form. Thus Sri Desika became the master of all sciences and arts-“Sarva-tantrasvatantra”. successful and pleasing. a reservoir of the Yajur Veda Mantras. His neighing with “hala-hala” sound looks like the wave sequence of the ocean of “Jnana”.

You alone have to kindly show me everything for the simple reason that I am an Immature novice. dākśiňya ramyā giriśasya mūrtiħ devī sarojāsana dharmapatnī | vyāsādayo’pi vyapadeśca vācaħ sphuranti sarve tava śakti leśaiħ || 7 || Translation: Shiva’s south faced moorthi (Dakshinamoorthi) or the wife of Brahma deva (Saraswati) born in a lotus or Vyasa of great fame praised by all. the black paste used to colour the eyes) that can enable all things to be revealed to one’s intellect as the competent Instructor of the Vedhas and the God of learning. All these and others (worshipped as Gods of learning who will grant wisdom) have reached a worthy name and position only by receiving a few droplets of your great power. viśuddha vijñāna ghana svarūpam vijñāna viśrāňana baddha dīkśam | dayānidhim dehabhŕtām śaraňyam devam hayagrīvam aham prapadye || 5 || Translation: I surrender myself to Lord Hayagreeva who is totally pure knowledge in solid material form who has taken the vow to grant supreme wisdom to the world and who is the sure refuge to all beings.org/hayagriva-stotram Page 4 sur 7 . And yet I venture to sing of this subject.Hayagrīva Stotram | SJC 17/08/2016 19:37 of participation in fights. mando’bhaviśyan niyatam viriñco vācām nidhe vañcita bhāga dheyaħ | daityā panītān dayayaiva bhūyo’pi adhyāpayiśyo nigamān na cet tvam || 8 || http://srijagannath. the matchless Anjana (kaajal &ndash. apauruśeyair api vākprapañcaiħ adyāpi te bhūti madŕśta pārām | stuvannaham mugdha iti tvayaiva kāruňyato nātha katākśaňīyaħ || 6 || Translation: Oh Lord! The extent of your greatness cannot be comprehended till this moment by the veda’s vastness which are without a begining and which were not composed by anyone. prācī sandhyā kācidantar niśāyāħ prajñādŕśter añjana śrīrapūrvā | vaktrī vedān bhātu me vāji vaktrā vāgī śākhyā vāsudevasya mūrtiħ || 4 || Translation: May I be enabled to envision the horse faced form of ParaVasudeva which form is the wonderful eastern sunrise to the internal darkness of Ignorance.

The taste of havis is pleasing to devas. You thus remain the cause of all.org/hayagriva-stotram svāmin bhavaddhyāna sudhābhiśekāt vahanti dhanyāħ pulakānubandham | alakśite kvāpi nirūdha mūlam angeśvivānandathum ankurantam || 16 ||svāmin pratīcā hŕdayena dhanyāħ tvaddhyāna candrodaya vardhamānam | amānta mānanda payodhimantaħ payobhirakśňām parivāhayanti || 17 || svairānubhāvās tvadadhīna bhāvāħ samŕddha vīryās tvadanugraheňa | vipaścito nātha taranti māyām vaihārikīm mohana piñchikām te || 18 || prān nirmitānām tapasām vipākāħ pratyagra niśśreyasa sampado me | Page 5 sur 7 . ||śrī hayagrīva stotram|| śrīmān venkata nāthāryaħ kavitārkika kesarī| vedāntācārya varyo me sannidhattām sadā hŕdi||jñānānanda mayam devam nirmalasphatikākŕtim | ādhāram sarva vidyānām hayagrīvam upāsmahe || 1 || svatassiddham śuddhasphatika maňibhūbhŕt pratibhatam sudhā sadhrīcībhir dhutibhir avadāta tribhuvanam | anantaistrayyantair anuvihita heśā halahalam hatā śeśā vadyam hayavadana mīdī mahi mahaħ || 2 || samāhārassāmnām pratipadamŕcām dhāma http://srijagannath. vitarka dolām vyavadhūya satve bŕhaspatim vartayase yatastvam | tenaiva deva tridaśeśvarāňām aspŕśta dolāyitamādhi rājyam || 9 || Oh Lord! You conferred on Brihaspati a stead fastness in wisdom. Only because of this help of Yours the holity of devas proceeds on even keels without dislocation. agnou samiddhārciśi saptatantoħ ātasthivān mantramayam śarīram | akhaňda sārair haviśām pradānaiħ āpyāyanam vyoma sadām vidhatse || 10 || When Samidha is consigned into fire which burns with flame You remain the very soul to the Mantras. It is all because of You. devoid of doubt and delusion.Hayagrīva Stotram | SJC 17/08/2016 19:37 Oh Lord! Who is the veritable source of variegated knowledge? What would have happened to Brahma if you had not mercifully restored to him the Vedas stolen away from him by the Asura? He would have merely sat as a simpleton having been deprived of all halo and fortune. yanmūlamīdŕk pratibhāti tatvam yā mūlamāmnāya mahādrumāňām | tatvena jānanti viśuddha satvāħ tvām akśarām akśara mātŕkām te || 11 || Sathrikas (Sadhus) rightly recognize You as the essential truth of pranava which is indeed the mother of alphabets which is root of the large trees that the Vedas are and these Vedas are the basic book of creation.

Hayagrīva Stotram | SJC yajuśām layaħ pratyūhānām laharivitatirvedhajaladheħ | kathā darpakśubhyat kathakakula kolāha labhavam haratvantar dhvāntam hayavadana heśā halahalaħ || 3 || prācī sandhyā kācidantar niśāyāħ prajñādŕśter añjana śrīrapūrvā | vaktrī vedān bhātu me vāji vaktrā vāgī śākhyā vāsudevasya mūrtiħ || 4 || viśuddha vijñāna ghana svarūpam vijñāna viśrāňana baddha dīkśam | dayānidhim dehabhŕtām śaraňyam devam hayagrīvam aham prapadye || 5 || apauruśeyair api vākprapañcaiħ adyāpi te bhūti madŕśta pārām | stuvannaham mugdha iti tvayaiva kāruňyato nātha katākśaňīyaħ || 6 || dākśiňya ramyā giriśasya mūrtiħ devī sarojāsana dharmapatnī | vyāsādayo’pi vyapadeśca vācaħ sphuranti sarve tava śakti leśaiħ || 7 || mando’bhaviśyan niyatam viriñco vācām nidhe vañcita bhāga dheyaħ | daityā panītān dayayaiva bhūyo’pi adhyāpayiśyo nigamān na cet tvam || 8 || vitarka dolām vyavadhūya satve bŕhaspatim vartayase yatastvam | tenaiva deva tridaśeśvarāňām aspŕśta dolāyitamādhi rājyam || 9 || agnou samiddhārciśi saptatantoħ ātasthivān mantramayam śarīram | akhaňda sārair haviśām pradānaiħ āpyāyanam vyoma sadām vidhatse || 10 || yanmūlamīdŕk pratibhāti tatvam yā mūlamāmnāya mahādrumāňām | tatvena jānanti viśuddha satvāħ tvām akśarām akśara mātŕkām te || 11 || avyākŕtād vyākŕta vānasi tvam nāmāni rūpāňi ca yāni pūrvam | śamsanti teśām caramām pratiśtām vāgīśvara tvām tvadupajña vācaħ || 12 || mugdhendu niśyanda vilobha nīyām mūrtim tavānanda sudhā prasūtim | vipaścitaścetasi bhāvayante http://srijagannath.org/hayagriva-stotram 17/08/2016 19:37 samedhiśīramstava pāda padme sankalpa cintāmaňayaħ praňāmāħ || 19 || vilupta mūrdhanya lipikra māňām surendra cūdāpada lālitānām | tvadanghrirājīva rajaħ kaňānām bhūyān prasādo mayi nātha bhūyāt || 20 || parisphuran nūpura citrabhānu – prakāśa nirdhūta tamonuśangām | padadvayīm te paricin mahe’ntaħ prabodha rājīva vibhāta sandhyām || 21 || tvat kinkarā lankaraňo citānām tvayaiva kalpāntara pālitānām | mañjupraňādam maňinūpuram te mañjūśikām veda girām pratīmaħ || 22 || sañcintayāmi pratibhāda śāsthān sandhukśayantam samaya pradīpān | vijñāna kalpadruma pallavābham vyākhyāna mudrā madhuram karam te || 23 || citte karomi sphuritākśamālam savyetaram nātha karam tvadīyam | jñānāmŕto dañcana lampatānām līlā ghatīyantra mivāśritānām || 24 || prabodha sindhoraruňaiħ prakāśaiħ pravāla sanghāta mivodvahantam | vibhāvaye deva sapustakam te vāmam karam dakśiňam āśritānām || 25 || tamāmsi bhitvā viśadairmayūkhaiħ samprīňayantam viduśaścakorān | niśāmaye tvām nava puňdarīke śaradghane candramiva sphurantam || 26 || diśantu me deva sadā tvadīyāħ dayā tarangānucarāħ katākśāħ | śrotreśu pumsām amŕtam kśarantīm sarasvatīm samśrita kāmadhenum || 27 || viśeśa vitpāriśa deśu nātha vidagdha gośthī samarāngaňeśu | jigīśato me kavitārki kendrān jihvāgra simhāsanam abhyupeyāħ || 28 || tvām cintayan tvanmayatām prapannaħ tvāmudgŕňan śabda mayena dhāmnā | svāmin samājeśu samedhiśīya svacchanda vādāhava baddha śūraħ || 29 || Page 6 sur 7 .

Hayagrīva Stotram | SJC velā mudārāmiva dugdha sindhoħ || 13 || manogatam paśyati yaħ sadā tvām manīśiňām mānasa rāja hamsam | svayam purobhāva vivādabhājaħ kinkurvate tasya giro yathārham || 14 || api kśaňārdham kalayanti ye tvām āplāvayantam viśadair mayūkhaiħ | vācām pravāhair anivāritaiste mandākinīm mandayitum kśamante || 15 | 17/08/2016 19:37 nānā vidhānāmagatiħ kalānām na cāpi tīrtheśu kŕtāvatāraħ | dhruvam tavānātha parigrahāyāħ navam navam pātramaham dayāyāħ || 30 || akampanīyān yapanīti bhedaiħ alankŕśīran hŕdayam madīyam | śankā kalankā pagamojjvalāni tatvāni samyañci tava prasādāt || 31 || vyākhyā mudrām karasarasijaiħ pustakam śanka cakre bibhrad bhinnasphatika rucire puňdarīke niśaňňaħ | amlānaśrīr amŕta viśadair amśubhiħ plāvayan mām āvirbhūyā danagha mahimā mānase vāga dhīśaħ || 32 || vāgartha siddhihetoħ pathata hayagrīva samstutim bhaktyā | kavitārkika kesariňā venkata nāthena viracitā metām || 33 || kavitārkika simhāya kalyāňa guňaśāline | śrīmate venkateśāya vedānta gurave namaħ || http://srijagannath.org/hayagriva-stotram Page 7 sur 7 .