Monday, April 13, 2015

Rudrashtakam

The devotional hymn "Rudrashtakam" appears in the Uttara Kand of the celebrated Ram Charit Manas, where a brahmana composed the hymn to propitiate Lord Shiva. His main purpose was to set his pupil free from the curse of Shiva. He succeeded and asked also a second boon (devotion for himself). His pupil would be the bird ' Kaga-Bhusundi' in a next life, a devotee of Shri Rama and an excellent teller of the life story of Shri Rama.
RUDRASHTAK STROT WITH MEANING BELOW :
Namamiśāmiśāna Nirvānārupama Vibhuṃ vyāpakaṃ Brahmavedāsvarupama, Nijama Nirguṇaṃ Nirvikalpaṃ Nirīhaṃ Chidākaśāmākaśāvāsama Bhājehama .. 1 ..
Nirākāram oṃkāramulam turīyaṃ, Girā gyan gotitāmiṣhama Girīśhaṃ
Karālaṃ Mahākāla kālama. Kṛipālaṃ Gunāgāra Sansārapāraṃ Naṭohama .. 2 ..
Tuṣharadarī Saṃkāśh Gauram Gabhīraṃ Manobhutā Koṭiprabhā Śrīśārirama Sphuranmaulī Kallolinī charū ganga Lāsad bhālā balendu Kanṭhe bhujaṃgā.. 3 ..
Chalātkuṃdālam Bhrū sunetraṃ viśālaṃ Prasana anaṃ Nīlakanṭhaṃ Dayālaṃ
Mrigaḍhiśhācharmāmbaram
Munḍā mālām Priyaṃ saṃkaraṃ Sarvanāthaṃ bhajāmi.. 4 ..
prachandamPrakashtam Pragalbhaṃ Pareśhaṃ Akhaṃḍama Ajama Bhānukotiprakasham
Trayaha śulā Nirmulānam Śulāpanima bhajeahama Bhavanipatima Bhāvagamyaṃ.. 5 ..
Kālātīta Kalyāṇa Kalpāntakārī Sadā sajjanānanda dātā Purārī
Chidānaṃdā sandohā mohāpahārī
Prasida prasida Prabho manmathārī.. 6 ..
Na yāvatha Umānātha padārāvindama
Bhajaṃtīha Loke pare vā Nārānāma
Na tāvatha Sukhaṃ śhānti Saṃtāpanāṣama
Prasida Prabho sarvabhutādhivāsama.. 7 .
Na jānāmi Yogama Japama naiva Pūjāma
Natoham Sadā sarvadā Śambhū । Tubhyaṃ
Jarā Janma Duhkhaogha Tātāpyāmanama Prabho Pāhi Apannāmāmiṣā shambho -8
MEANING :
O Ishan! I pray You, the one Who is the lord of all, Who is in eternal Nirvana-bliss, Who is resplendent, Who is omni-present, and Who is Brahman and Ved in totality. I adore You, Who is for self, Who is formless, Who is without change, Who is passionless, Who is like the sky (immeasurable), and Who lives in the sky.||1||
I bow prostrate to You, Who is without a form, Who is the root of sounds, Who is the fourth impersonal state of the Atman, Who is beyond the scope of tongue, knowledge and sense-organs, Who is the Lord, Who is the Lord of Himalaya, Who is fierce, Who is the destroyer of fierce Kala, Who is benevolent, Who is the abode of qualities, and is beyond the universe.||2||
I bow to You, Who is white on all like the snow, Who is profound, Who is mind, Who is in the form of living beings, Who has immense splendor and wealth. He has shining forehead with playful and enticing Ganga, He has shiny forehead with a crescent moon, and He has snake garlands in the neck.||3||
I adore Shankara, Who has swaying earrings, Who has beautiful eye on the forehead, Who is spreadout and large, Who is happy at face, Who has a blue-throat, Who is benevolent, Who has a lion-skin around His waist, Who has skull-cap garland, and Who is the dear-Lord of everyone.||4||
I adore the Lord of Bhavani, Who is fierce, Who is immense, Who is mature and brave, Who is beyond everyone, Who is indivisible, Who is unborn, Who is resplendent like millions of sun, Who uproots the three qualities (and makes us dispassionate), Who holds a trident, and Who can be achieved with emotions.||5||
O Destroyer of Kamadev, Who is beyond artwork, Who is auspicious, Who causes the end of the universe, Who always provides bliss to good people, Who destroyed Pura, Who is eternal bliss, Who absolves abundant passion! O Prabhu! Please be happy, be happy.||6||
Those who don't adore the lotus-feet of the Lord of Uma (Shiv), that men don't get happiness, comfort, and peace — in this world or the other worlds after death. O the abode of all the living beings! O Prabhu! Please be happy.||7||
I don't know yoga, japa (chanting of names), or prayers. Still, I am bowing continuously and always to You. O Shambhu! O Prabhu! Save me from the unhappiness due to old age, birth, grief, sins, and troubles. I bow to You, Who is the Lord.||8||