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Vaidhyanatha Ashtakam

Sree Rama So-Mithri Jatayu Veda,


Shada-Na Na-Nithya Kujar-Chithya,
Sree Neela-Kanthaya Daya-Mayaya,
Sree Vaidya-Naathaya Namah Shivaaya. ||1||

Salutations to Siva, Who is known as Vaidyanatha, Who is adored by Sri Rama, Laksamana,
Jatayu, Veda, Kartikeya, Sun and Mars , Who has a blue-throat, and Who is full of
benevolence.

Ganga Prava Haindu Jata Dharaya,


Tri-Lo-Chanaya Smara Kala Hanthre,
Samastha Devai Ravi-Pooji-Taya,
Sree Vaidya-Naathaya Namah Shivaaya. ||2||

Salutations to Siva, Who is known as Vaidyanatha, Who beholds the flow of Ganga and the
Moon in His tress-locks, Who has three eyes (Trilocana), Who destroys both Kala (time) and
Smara (Kamadeva), and Who is gloriously adored by all the demi-gods.

Bhaktha Priyaya Tripuraantha-Kaya,


Pina-Kini Dushta Haraaya Nithyam,
Prath-Yaksh Sharee-Raaya Manushya-Lokay,
Sree Vaidya-Naathaya Namah Shivaaya. ||3||

Salutations to Siva, Who is known as Vaidyanatha, Who is dear to the devotees, Who
destroyed the demon known as Tripurasura, Who beholds the bow called Pinaka, Who always
defeats the evil and cunning, and Whose sportive plays manifest after the world is formed.

Pra-Bhootha Vadha-Dhi Samastha Roga,


Pra-Nasha Hanthre Muni Vandhi-Taya,
Prabha-Karaind-Wagni Vilocha-Naaya,
Sree Vaidya-Naathaya Namah Shivaaya. ||4||

Salutations to Siva, Who is known as Vaidyanatha, Who destroys all the diseases related to
living beings and their morbid affection of the wind (diseases like rheumatism, gout,
flatulence, etc.), Who is extolled by sages, and Who has the Sun, the Moon and the Fire as His
three eyes.
Vaidhyanatha Ashtakam

Vaak-Shothra Nethraan-Gri-Ri-Heena Jantu,


Vaak-Shothra Nethraan-Gri-Su-Kha-Pradaaya,
Kush-Ta-Dhi Sarvo-Na-Tha Roga Hanthre,
Sree Vaidya-Naathaya Namah Shivaaya. ||5||

Salutations to Siva, Who is known as Vaidyanatha, Who provides the bliss of having voice,
ears, eyes, and legs to those living beings who are devoid of voice, ears, eyes and legs,
respectively, and Who finishes the increasing diseases like leprosy.

Vedaantha Vedh-Yaya Jagan-Ma-Yaya,


Yogishwara-Deh-Ya Padam-Bhujaya,
Tri-Moorthi Roopaya Sahasra Naam-Nay,
Sree Vaidya-Naathaya Namah Shivaaya. ||6||

Salutations to Siva, Who is known as Vaidyanatha, Who is understood by the study of Vedanta
(Upanisat), Who is all pervading and has manifested as the world, Whose lotus feet are
meditated upon by the Lord of Yogis (Krishna), Who has manifested as the Trinity of Visnu,
Brahma and Siva, and Who has thousands of names.

Swa-Teertha Mrud-Bhasma Bri-Daanga Bhajaa,


Pisacha Dukh-Arthi Bhayaa Pa-Haya,
Athma-Swaroopaya Shareera Bhajaa,
Sree Vaidya-Naathaya Namah Shivaaya. ||7||

Salutations to Siva, Who is known as Vaidyanatha, Who destroys the fear, grief, pain and
ghostly fears of those associated with the ashes of the cremation of those bodies which got
dead in His shrine, and Who is the soul or atman-form for the living beings.

Sree Neela-Kanthaaya Vrishad Dhwajaaya,


Prath-Gandha Basma-Dhya Bhi-Shobi-Taaya,
Suputhri(a) Daa-Raathi Su-Bhagya-Daaya,
Sree Vaidya-Naathaya Namah Shivaaya. ||8||

Salutations to Siva, Who is known as Vaidyanatha, Who has a blue throat, Who has a flag
depicting a bull, Who is exceptionally adorned by the fragrance of water-flowers and ashes,
and Who bestows the good fate of a good wife and son.