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; a;Za;va;a;;k+:m,a Śivās.t.akam

:pra;BMua :pra;a;Na;na;a;TMa ;
a;va;BMua ;
a;va:(õ;a;na;a;TMa
I pray You, Śiva, Śaṅkara, Śambhu, Who is the
Lord, Who is the Lord of our lives, Who is Vibhu, Who
.ja;ga;Ša;a;Ta;na;a;TMa .sa;d;a;na;nd;Ba;a:ja;m,a Á
is the Lord of the world, Who is the Lord of Vis.n.u
(Jagannātha), Who is always dwelling in happiness,
Who imparts light or shine to everything, Who is the
Ba;va;tBa;v.ya;BUa;tea:(õ;a:=M BUa;ta;na;a;TMa
Lord of living beings, Who is the Lord of ghosts, and
ñÍ Who is the Lord of everyone.[1]
; a;Za;vMa Za;*:+=
öÐÅ M Za;}Bua;ma;a;Za;a;na;ma;a;qe Á Á1
I pray You, Śiva, Śaṅkara, Śambhu, Who has
a garland of skull around the neck, Who has a net of
ga;le .+:Nq+.ma;a;lM ta;na;Ea .sa;pRa:ja;a;lM
snakes around His body, Who is the destroyer of the
immense-destroyer Kāla, Who is the lord of Gan.eśa,
ma;h;a;k+:a;l+.k+:a;lM ga;Nea;Za;a; a;Da;pa;a;l+.m,a Á Whose matted-hair are spread-out by the presence of
the waves of Gaṅgā falling on His head, and Who is
ñÍ ñÍ
.ja;f;a:jUa;f;ga;*:+.e
çÅÅ a:†a:=+*:
çE Å +.
a;vRa;Za;a;lM the Lord of everyone.[2]
I pray You, Śiva, Śaṅkara, Śambhu, Who scat-
ñÍ
; a;Za;vMa Za;*:+=
öÐÅ M Za;}Bua;ma;a;Za;a;na;ma;a;qe Á Á2 ters happiness [in the world], Who is ornating the uni-
verse, Who is the immense universe Himself, Who is
mua;d;a;ma;a;k+.=M ma;Nq+.lM ma;Nq+.ya;ntMa possessing the adornment of ashes, Who is without a
beginning, Who is without a measure, Who removes
ma;h;a;ma;Nq+.lM Ba;sma;BUa;Sa;a;Da:=+nta;m,a Á
the greatest attachments, and Who is the Lord of ev-
eryone.[3]
A;na;a;
a;d;hùÅ:a;pa;a:=M ma;h;a;ma;ea;h;h;a:=M
I pray You, Śiva, Śaṅkara, Śambhu, Who resides
below a Vat.a (Banyan) tree, Who possesses an im-
ñÍ mense laughter, Who destroys the greatest sins, Who
; a;Za;vMa Za;*:+=
öÐÅ M Za;}Bua;ma;a;Za;a;na;ma;a;qe Á Á3
is always resplendent, Who is the Lord of Himālaya,
æ æ various tormentor-groups (Gan.a) and the demi-gods,
va;f;a;Da;ea; a;na;va;a;sMa ma;h;a;*
æ+:a;*
æ+:h;a;sMa
Who is the great Lord, and Who is the Lord of every-
one.[4]
ma;h;a;pa;a;pa;na;a;ZMa .sa;d;a;sua;pra;k+:a;Za;m,a Á
I pray You, Śiva, Śaṅkara, Śambhu, Who shares
half of His body with the daughter of Himālaya1 ,
; a;ga:=+a;ZMa ga;Nea;ZMa .sua:=e+ZMa ma;he;ZMa
Who is situated in a mountain (Kailāsa), Who is al-
ways a resort for the depressed, Who is the Ātman,
ñÍ
; a;Za;vMa Za;*:+=
öÐÅ M Za;}Bua;ma;a;Za;a;na;ma;a;qe Á Á4 Who is reverred by (or Who is worthy of reverence by)
Brahma and others, and Who is the Lord of every-
; a;ga;a:=+ndÒ+a;tma:ja;a;sMa;g{a;h;a;ta;a;DRa;de;hM one.[5]

; a;ga:=+Ea .sMa;a;~Ta;tM
////// a .sa;vRa;d;a .sa; a;Ša;gea;h;m,a Á

:pa:=+b.ra;;b.ra;;a;
a;d;a;Ba;vRa;ndù;a;ma;a;nM
Å a

ñÍ
; a;Za;vMa Za;*:+=
öÐÅ M Za;}Bua;ma;a;Za;a;na;ma;a;qe Á Á5

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k+:pa;a;lM ;
a:ˆa;ZUa;lM k+.=+a;Bya;Ma d;Da;a;nMa I pray You, Śiva, Śaṅkara, Śambhu, Who holds
a skull and a trident in the hands, Who endows the
:pa;d;a;}Ba;ea:ja;na;mÒa;a;ya k+:a;mMa d;d;a;na;m,a Á desires of those who are humble to His lotus-feet, Who
uses an Ox as a vehicle2 , Who is supreme and above
ba;l+.a;va;dR;ya;a;nMa .sua:=+a;Na;Ma :pra;Da;a;nMa various demi-gods, and Who is the Lord of everyone.[6]
I pray You, Śiva, Śaṅkara, Śambhu, Who has a
; a;Za;vMa
ñÍ
Za;*:+=
öÐÅ M Za;}Bua;ma;a;Za;a;na;ma;a;qe Á Á6
face like the Winter-moon, Who is the subject of happi-
ness of Gan.a (tormentor groups), Who has three eyes,
Za:=+ƒa;ndÒ+ga;a:ˆMa ga;Na;a;na;nd;pa;a:ˆMa
Who is pure, Who is the friend of Kubera (controller
of wealth), Who is the consort of Aparn.ā (Pārvatı̄),
Who has eternal characteristics, and Who is the Lord
;
a:ˆa;nea:ˆMa :pa;
a;va:ˆMa ;Da;nea;Za;~ya ;a;ma:ˆa;m,a Á
of everyone.[7]
I pray You, Śiva, Śaṅkara, Śambhu, Who is
A;pa;Na;Ra;k+:l+ˆMa .sa;d;a .sa;ƒa;a:=;ˆMa
known as Hara, Who has a garland of snakes, Who
ñÍ
roams around the cremation grounds, Who is the uni-
; a;Za;vMa Za;*:+=
öÐÅ M Za;}Bua;ma;a;Za;a;na;ma;a;qe Á Á7
verse, Who is the summary of the Veda (or the One
discussed by Veda), Who is always dispassionate, Who
h:=M .sa;pRa;h;a:=M ; a;.ca;ta;a;BUa;
a;va;h;a:=M is living in the cremation grounds, Who is burning de-
sires born in the mind, and Who is the Lord of every-
Ba;vMa :vea;d;sa;a:=M .sa;d;a ; a;na;
a;vRa;k+:a:=+m,a Á one.[8]
Those who study this prayer every morning with
Zma;Za;a;nea va;sa;ntMa ma;na;ea:jMa d;h;ntMa effulgence and emotions for Trident-holding Siva,
achieve Moks.a, after having attained a dutiful son,
; a;Za;vMa
ñÍ
Za;*:+=
öÐÅ M Za;}Bua;ma;a;Za;a;na;ma;a;qe Á Á8 wealth, friends, wife, and a colorful life.[9]
Notes:
1 The Ardhanārı̄śvara form of Śiva consists
.~ta;vMa yaH :pra;Ba;a;tea na:=H ZUa;l+.pa;a;Nea
of half Śiva and half Pārvatı̄, the daughter of
:pa;Fe+.t,a .sa;vRa;d;a Ba;gRa;Ba;a;va;a;nua:=+€ H Á
Himālaya.
2 Thanks to Nandini Sivakumar and Arjun Kana-

gal for shedding light on the meaning of the phrase


.sua;pua:ˆMa ;Da;nMa ;Da;a;nya;a;ma:ˆMa k+:l+ˆMa
balı̄vardayānam ..
;
a;va; a;.ca:ˆMa .sa;ma;a;sa;a;dù;aÅ ma;ea;[Ma :pra;ya;a; a;ta Á Á9 Poet:
Source:
Translator: Animesh Kumar
c Stutimandal Aug 09, 2006.
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