Monday, March 27, 2017

Sri Ram Chalisa -prayer in Hindi

Sri Ram Chalisa

By
Sri Sundar das

Translated by
P.R.Ramachander

(Here is a 40 verses prayer   addressed  to Lord Rama. You can hear it by clicking  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnpi8ZcakL8


Ganapati charan saroj gahi, Charanodak dhari bhal,
Likhau vimal Ramavali, sumiri Anjanilal.

I would     hold he lotus feet  of Ganesa   ,anoint it and sprinkle that   water  on my head,
And then start    writing the    story of Rama, meditating  on son of Anjana

Ram charit varnan Karaun, Ramahin hridai manai,
Madan kadan ral rakhishir, man kahan tap mitai

I would describe the story of Rams, with my mind    full of Rama,
And I would bow   before destroyer of Manmatha     and wash away impurities  of my mind.

Ram Ramapati Raghupati jai jai,
Maha-Lokpati Jagpati jai jai.
Rajit Janak dulari jai jai,
Mahinandan Prabhu-pyari jai jai.

Hail , hail Rama  ,the consort of Lakshmi   who is the lord  of clan of Raghus,
Hail hail the  lord of   great earth   and the lord of universe ,
Hail, hail ,   the  darling daughter  of king   Janaka,
Hail hail the  darling  of the   mother  earth

Ratihun divas Ram dhun jahi
Magan rahat man, tan dukh nahin.
Ram saneh jasu ur hoi
Maha bhagyashali nar soi.

 Whether day or night   when Rama is praised,
The mind would be without worries and body without pain,
And those people  who develop  love towards   Rama  ,
Are   indeed   very lucky people

Rakshas dal sanhari jai jai
Maha patit tanu tari jai jai.
Ram nam jo nishdin gavat
Man vachhit phal nishchai pavat.

Hail hail   who killed    the crowd of Rakshasas,
Hail , hail the lord    who uplifts   the greatly down trodden,
And all those    who daily    sing the   name of Rama,
Would definitely get  fulfilled the desires of their mind

Ramayudhsar jehin kar sajat
Man manoj lakhi kotihun lajat.
Rakhahu laj hamari jai jai
Mahima agam tumhari jai jai.

When Rama   appears   armed with his weapons,
He   appears more  pretty than Lakhs   of   Manmathas,
Hail hail , lord who protects  my honour  ,
Hail, hail  , Lord whose   greatness  cannot be   counted.

Rajiv nayan munin man mohin
Mukut manohar shir par sohai.
Rajit mridal gat shuchi anan
Makarakrit kundal duhun kanan.

Oh Lotus    eyed one   who even bewitches the saints,
Your head is decorated   bt a very pretty crown,
And   oh lord       who has a very pretty    tender body,
You also wear to  crocodile     ear studs  on your ears.

Ramchandra sarvottam jai jai
Maryada Purshottum jai jai
Ram nam gun agam ananta
Manan karat sharad shruti santa.

Hail , hail Ramachandra   who is the greatest,
Hail hail , the   best Purusha who  is the model of propriety  ,
The   god qualities   of the name    of Rama  is endless,
And these   are meditated  upon by  sages   and Goddess  Saraswathi

Rati divas dhyavahu man Rama
Man ranjan bhanjan bhav dama.
Raj bhavan, sang men nahin jaihain
Man ke hi man men rahi jaihain

Oh Rama  make  my mind which   keeps on wandering day and  night ,
To become  pleased  and also  destroy    the effects of  Karma,
Because    the palace    where  I stay will not come   with me,
You please   be   within my mind and burn evil thoughts.

Ramhi nam ant sukh daihain
Man gadhant gap kam na aihain.
Ram kahani Ramahin sunihain
Mahima Ram tabai man gunhain.

Oh Ram   for  your name   to  ultimately bring comfort,
During the  time of my last journey  when passion  is  still there  in the mind,
 Your story should be heard  and yiour name should be chanted,
And then only greatness   of Rama   would be realized by the  mind.

Ramhi mahan jo nit chit rakhihain
Madhukar saris madhur ras chakhihain.
Rag rang kahun kirtan thanihain
Mamta tyagi ek ras janihain.
He who daily     keeps    Lord Rama in his mind,
Would get the sweet taste   of honey collected   from flowers by the bees,
And when he chants  prettier   and prettier  ,
He would  be getting    rid   of   essence of his ego.

Ram kripa tinhin par hvai hain
Man vanchhit phal abhimal paihain.
Rakshas daman kiyo jo chhan men
Maha banhu bani vicharyo vana men.

All those    who adopt    the path of Rama,
Without any doubt   would realize their mind’s desire.
For The Rakshasas   were destroyed by Rama  by a blink of his ye,
Just    like big trees   in huge forest    are turned to ashes by forest fire.

Ravanadi hati gati, dai dinhyo
Mahi Ravanahin Siya vadh kinhyo.
Ram ban sut sursari dhara
Maha patkihun gati dai dara.

Rama killed   Ravana and his army and sent them to heaven,
And he also killed Mahi Ravana    who was   the king of lower domains,
For the arrows    of Rama are  like    the waters of river ganges,
Which purifies very bad people    and grants them salvation,

Ram ramit jag amit ananta
Mahima kahi na sakahin shruti santa.
Ram nam joi det bhulai.
Maha nisa soi leta bulai

 Rama pervades    through the limitless world,
And even sages    would not be able to tell   its greatness,
And all those    who forget    the name   of Rama,
Are inviting darkness  in their lifenot lit by his greatness.

Ram bina ur hota andhera
man sohi dukh sahat ghanera.
Ramahi adi anadi kahavat
Mahavrti Shankar-gun gavat.

Without Rama    our heart would be full of darkness,
And would lead   to   suffering   of lots of sorrows,
Rama   is   the primeval   and  beginning less    Words,
And his praise    is being sung by   Lord Shiva and Devas.

Ram nam lahi Brahma apara
Mahikar bhar shesh shir dhara.
Rakhi Ramhiya Shambhu sujana
Maha ghor vish kinhyo pana.

It is the name  of Rama that made  Brahma   very great  ,
And using it only Adhi Sesha could    carry   the world,
It was due to  the face that  the name of Rama is  in the heart of  Lord Shiva
That   he  was able   to swallow the poison and save   the asuras  and devas

Ramahi mahi-lakhi lekh Maheshu
Maha pujya kari diyo Ganeshu.
Ram ramit ras gatit bhakti ghat
Man ke bhajatahin khulat prem pat.

Seeing that    the name of Rama   was written on earth,
Lord Shiva   Made  Lord Ganesa highly venerable to receive worship,
Those whose    heart is filled with devotion to Rama,
 Get the gates    of devotional love   opened   in their heart,

Rajit Ram jinahin ur antar
Mahavir sam bhakta nirantar.
Ramahi linha ek sahara
Maha sindhu Kapi kinha para.

If Some person’s    heart is ruled   by Rama,
He would be always   be  as devoted like  Lord Hanuman,
Rama   was his only    protection     and refuge  ,
That he    was able    to cross    the great ocean,

Ram nam rasna ras shobha
Mardan kam krodh mad lobha.
Ram charit bhaji bhayo sugyata
Mahadeva mukti ke data.

Oh Rama the  person who sweetens  his toungue  with your name,
Would become lustrous  , would be devoid of anger  , arrogance and greed,
And it  is only   by chanting    his name   That Lord Shiva  ,
Became the one who is capable   of granting salvation

Ramahi japat mitat bhav shula
Ram mantra yah mangal mula.
Ram nam japi jo na sudhara
Man pishach so nipat ganvara.

All the distress  of the world goes away by praising Rama,
The   Rama manthra    is the root of all auspiciousness,
And those   who do not chant his name will  never become good,
For their mind would be  ignorant  and in control of devil.
Ram ki mahima kahan lag gaun
mati malin man par na paun.
Ramavali as likhi chalisa
Mati anusar dhyan Gaurisa.

To what extent shall  I sing   about greatness of Rama,
Because   I am dull  witted  and cannot  understand everything about him,
But In spite    of that  I have   written the forty verse  praise of Rama,
Keeping  my mind concentrated on Lord Shiva  and Goddess Gauri

Ramahi sundar rachi ras paga
Math Durvasa nikat Prayaga.
Ram bhakt yahin jo nit dhyavahin
Man vanchhit phal nischai pavahin.

 I  , sundara dasa   living  in Durvasa  near Prauagam
Has    composed   this great chalisa prayer,
Feeling that  the devotees of Rama  who sing it ,
Would definitely   get   all that their mind wants.
.
Doha
Ram nam nit bhajahu man, ratihun din chitlai.
Mamta matsar malinata, manastap miti jai.

I would daily sing the name of Rama  with a stable mind,
So that   ego, competition  dirt and  misunderstanding  of my mind disappears

Ram ka tithi budh Rohini, Ramavali kiyabhas.
Man sahastra bhuj drug samat, magsar Sundardas.

Sundardas completed this   chalisa   on Wednesday ,

Margasira  moth of Vikrama   SAkha in the star Rohini.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Sri Narasimhaswami , Narasimhan thuthi

ஸ்ரீ நரசிம்ம சுவாமி, நரசிம்மன் துதி.
Sri Narasimhaswami , Narasimhan thuthi

Translated from Tamil by
P.R.Ramachander



(I got this pretty prayer from  http://www.trinethram-divine.com.THanks to them. I have also used   the image from that web site)
  

மாதா பிதா குரு நீ தானே 
மனக் கவலையை ஒழிப்பதும் நீ தானே 
 மன மகிழ்ச்சியைத் தருவதும் நீ தானே 
சுப மங்கள மூர்த்தியும் நீ தானே. (மா).

Maathaa Pithaa Guru Needhaanae
Manak Kavalaiyai Ozhippadhum Nee Dhaanae
Mana Magizhchiyaith Tharuvadhum Nee Dhaanae
Subha Mangala Moorthiyum Nee Dhaanae. (M).

Are you not  mother, father   and also Guru,
Are you not the one who removes worries   iof the mind,
Are you  not the one    who grants   joy of the mind.
Are   you also not  the form  which  blesses  us with great auspeciousness


மனமெனும் வயலை உழவேண்டும் 
குரு உபதேச விதையை விதைக்க வேண்டும் 
அன்பெனும் நீரைப் பாய்ச்ச வேண்டும் 
ஆத்ம பயிரை நாம் வளர்க்க வேண்டும். (மா).

Manamenum Vayalai Uzhavaendum
Guru Ubhadhaesa Vidhaiyai Vidhaikka Vaendum
Anbenum Neeraip Paaichcha Vaendum
Aathma Payirai Naam Valarkka Vaendum. (M).

 I have to plough     the field    called mind  ,
WE have to sow there   the seed of Upadhesa   of Guru,
WE have  to irrigate   it with water  called  love,
And there   we  have to grow the crop  of  Aathma

கனவு பலித்தது நரசிம்மா எங்கள் 
மனமும் குளிர்ந்தது நரசிம்மா 
சரணம் அடைந்தோம் நரசிம்மா நாங்கள் 
சகலமும் மறந்தோம் நரசிம்மா. (மா).

Kanavu Paliththadhu Narasimmaa Yengal
Manamum Kulirndhadhu Narasimmaa
Saranam Adaindhohm Narasimmaa Naangal
Sagalamum Marandhohm Narasimmaa. (M).

Our dreams have come     come true  , Oh Narasimha,
Our mind has become   very cool  , Oh Narasimha,
We  have surrendred   to you  Oh Narasimham,
We have forgotten   every thing   Oh Narasimha


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Oh Lord -me and you






Oh Lord  -me and you

By
Sawmi Raidas

Translated by
P.R.Ramachander



(Raidas was a great saint belonging to Benares.  He was adopted by many including  Meera Bai    as his Giru.  This simple prayer  talks od devotion and high philosophy,.  Hear it in the mesmerizing voice of Anup Jalota  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWITEd2kZ0E  )


A very nice and popular bhajan from this great saint Raidas

प्रभुजी! तुम चंदन हम पानी,
ज़ाकी अंग अंग बास समानी

Prabhu ji tum chandan hum paani
Jaki ang ang baas samayi

Oh lord you are  sandalwood   and I am water
So  that  you can be applied    all over my body

प्रभुजी! तुम घन्बन हम मोरा,
जैसे चित्वत चन्द-चकोरा

Prabhu ji tum ghanban hum mora
JAise chitwat chandra chakora

Oh Lord    you are the dark cloud and  I am the peacock,
Which looks at you   like   the Chakora bird  looks at the moon

(Chakora   bird eats moon light and Peacock dances on seeing cloud)


प्रभुजी! तुम मोती हम धागा,
जैसे सोने में मिलत सुहागा

Prabhu ji tum deepak hum baati
JAki jyot bare din rati

Oh Lord    you are   the  pearl and I  am the thread,
And I merge with you  like the powder for melting   mixes with the gold

(To bring down the  melting point  of gold , they add a chemical powder to it)


प्रभुजी! तुम दीपक हम बाती
ज़ाकी ज्योत जले दिन राति

Prabhu ji tum moti hum dhaga
Jaise sonehu milat suhaga

Oh Lord  you are the lamp and I am t your wick,
So that   we can join and burn together   the day and night.

प्रभुजी तुम स्वामी हम दासा,
ऐसी भगति करैरैदसा”.

Prabhu ji tum swami hum dasa
Aisi bhakti kare Raidasa

Oh Lord you are the master   and I am your servant  ,
So that  this  Raidasa  can show   you his devotion


Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Harihara Abedha sthuthi


This great Stotra    was composed when  the great savant  went to  Chidambaram Nataraja temple , where from a particular  point you can see  God Govindaraja as well Lord Nataraja, In this stotra in every verse  he praises lOrd Shiva as well as Lord Vishnu



हरिहराभेदस्तुती

ஹரிஹராபே³ஸ்துதீ

Harihara  Abedha sthuthi

 Prayer   not differentiating Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva



By

Sri Appayya   Deeshithar



Translated by

P.R.Ramachander



(About   Appayya deekshithar

By

Sri Ramesan IAS



DikShita - also known as VakShasthalacharya who was in  the court of Shri Krishnadevaraya. Appayya was an   endearing form of his real name, Vinayaka Subramaniam.  The 16th century AD, in South India was an age of confusion  when begotry and vigorous proselytism were rampant. Persecution of one sect by  another with the help of the ruling dynasties  was quite common. In such an age, the need was felt for a  rare scholar with comprehensive vision and imagination, whose missin life would be the reconciliation of the various creeds,  cults and philosophies. Shri Appayya DikShita filled this essential  need. He was a peace maker who pleade for harmony, tolera nce and mutual  goodwill and understanding at a time when people were  quarrelling among themselves as to who was superior Vishnu or Shiva. (Dr. N.

Ramesan IAS. Shri Appayya DikShita Page 3)



मारमणमुमारमणं फणधरतल्पं फणाधराकल्पम्

मुरमथनं पुरमथनं वन्दे बाणारिमसमबाणारिम् १॥



மாரமணமுமாரமணம் ²ணதரதல்பம் ²ணாதராகல்பம்

முரமத²னம் புரமத²னம் வந்தே³ பா³ணாரிமஸமபா³ணாரிம் 1



Maaramanam umaramanam  phana dara  Thalpam   phana dharaa kalpam,

Mura madhanam  pura madhanam  vandhe  banaari masamabanaarim.



Consort of  Mahalakshmi , Consort of Parvathi  , sleeping on Adhi sesha , wearing  Adhisesha .

Killer of Mura , destroyer  of tripura , salutations to  enemy of Bana, enemy of Kama.



गोनयनमिलानयनं रविशशिनेत्रं रवीन्दुवह्न्यक्षम्

स्मरतनयं गुहतनयं वन्दे वैकुण्डमुडुपतिचूडम् २॥



கோ³னயனமிலானயனம் ரவிஶஶினேத்ரம் ரவீந்து³வஹ்ன்யக்ஷம்

ஸ்மரதனயம் கு³ஹதனயம் வந்தே³ வைகுண்ட³முடு³பதிசூட³ம் 2



Gonayanamilaanayanam  ravi sasi nethram   raveendhu vahnyaksham,

Smara thanayam  , guha thanayam  vandhe  Vaikunda mudupathi choodam





He who is a cowherd , he who rides on a bull, he    who has  sun and moon as eyes, He who has sun, moon   and fire as eyes,

He whose son  is  Manmatha, He whose   son is Subrhamanya  salutations   to him     whose name is Vaikunta , he who wears   the moon.



कृष्णतनुमुमार्धतनुं श्वशुरगृहस्थं सुमेरुशृङ्गस्थम्

दशवपुषं वसुवपुषं वन्दे भूजानिमखिलभूपालम् ३॥



க்ருʼஷ்ணதனுமுமார்ததனும் ஶ்வஶுரக்³ருʼஹஸ்த²ம் ஸுமேருஶ்ருʼங்க³ஸ்த²ம்

³ஶவபுஷம் வஸுவபுஷம் வந்தே³ பூஜானிமகி²லபூபாலம் 3





Krishna  thanum , umardha  thanum  swasura  grahastham , sumeru srangastham,

Dasa  Vapusham , vasu vapusham  Vandhe bhoojanimikhila bhoo paalam.



He who has a black body  , He whose half body is Uma, He who lives in his father in law's home , He who lives  on top of the  mountain,

He who took ten bodies , He who has  eight  vasus as  bodies I salute   consort  of Bhoodevi  and who both protect  all the three worlds.



कुध्रधरमुदग्निधरं जलधिसुताकान्तमगजाकान्तम्।

गरुडस्थं वृषभस्थं वन्दे पञ्चास्त्रमखिलदिग्वस्त्रम् ४॥



குத்ரதரமுத³க்³னிதரம் ஜலதிஸுதாகாந்தமக³ஜாகாந்தம்।

³ருட³ஸ்த²ம் வ்ருʼஷபஸ்த²ம் வந்தே³ பஞ்சாஸ்த்ரமகி²லதி³க்³வஸ்த்ரம் 4





Kudhramudhagni dharam   jaladhi   suthaa kaantha magakaa kantham,

Garudastham  , Vrushabastham  vandhe   pancha rathna  makhilaadhigvasthram



He   who holds the  axe, he who is armed with an axe, he whose   wife was bon in ocean of milk, He whose wife is daughter  of the mountain ,

He who rides  on Garuda , He who rides on a bull  salutations to God who holds   five weapons and he who holds    eight directions



ब्रह्मसुतमृगातिनुतं गजगिरिवासं गजेन्द्रचर्माङ्गम्।

सुरशरणं हरिशरणं वन्दे भूदारमखिलभूदारम् ५॥



ப்³ரஹ்மஸுதம்ருʼகா³தினுதம் ³ஜகி³ரிவாஸம் ³ஜேந்த்³ரசர்மாங்க³ம்।

ஸுரஶரணம் ஹரிஶரணம் வந்தே³ பூதா³ரமகி²லபூதா³ரம் 5





Brahma  sutha mrugaathi thanum  , gaja giri vaasam  , Gajendra  charmaangam,

Sura  saranam  Hari saranam  vandhe  boodhaara , makhila  bhoodaram.





He whose son is Brahma, he who is praised by Vedas, He who lives on elephant  mountain,  He who wears hide  of king   of elephants,

He   who is the protector of devas, He protects  Hari salutations to he who lifts the earth and He who is the  lord   of the entire universe.



पार्थसखमुपात्तमखं जलधरकान्तिं जलन्धरारातिम्।

विधितनयं गुहतनयं वन्दे नीलेशमखिलभूतेशम्



பார்த²ஸக²முபாத்தமக²ம் ஜலதரகாந்திம் ஜலந்தராராதிம்।

விதிதனயம் கு³ஹதனயம் வந்தே³ நீலேஶமகி²லபூதேஶம் 6





Partha sakhamupatha makham  jala dhara  kanthim  jalandharaaraathim,

Vidhi thanayam  guha thannayam vandhe  neelesa makhila bhoothesam



He who is friend  of Arjuna, He who destroyed  Yaga of Daksha, he whop shines like a cloud, He who killed Jalandharasura

He whose sin is Brahma, he whose son is Guha, salutations to Lord of Neela and  who are   the lord of universe.



पीतपटमरुणजटं परिमलदेहं पवित्रभूत्यङ्गम्।

जलजकरं डमरुकरं वन्दे योगस्थमखिलयोगीड्यम् ७॥



பீதபடமருணஜடம் பரிமலதே³ஹம் பவித்ரபூத்யங்க³ம்।

ஜலஜகரம் ³மருகரம் வந்தே³ யோக³ஸ்த²மகி²லயோகீ³ட்³யம் 7





Peetha  patamarunaa jatam   parimala deham , pavithra  bhoothyanagam,

Jalaja  Karam   Damaru karam  vandhe yogastham  Akhila  Yogeedyam.



He who wears yellow cloths  , He who has red tuft , He who has  scented body , He who is pure and Lord of bhoothas.

He who holds the conch, he who holds a drum,  Salutations  to him  who is in Yoga   and  worshipped by all yogis



चक्रकरमभयकरं मणिमयभूषं फणामणीभूषम्।

विधृतधनुं गिरिधनुषं वन्दे गोविन्दमनघगोवाहम् ८॥



சக்ரகரமபயகரம் மணிமயபூஷம் ²ணாமணீபூஷம்।

வித்ருʼததனும் கி³ரிதனுஷம் வந்தே³ கோ³விந்த³மனககோ³வாஹம் 8





Chakrakaramabhayakaram  Manimaya bhoosham  phanaa mani bhoosham,

Vidrutha dhanum  giri Dhanusham  vandha   Govinda managha gadhob vaaham.



He holds  the wheel in his hand, He who grants protection by hand ,. He who wears  gem studded   dress, He who wears   snake stone

He who holds the bow, He who uses  mountain as bow Salutations   to He who loves  the cow  and he who goes on the bull.



वस्तां पिशङ्गं वसनं दिशो वा

गरुत्मता यातु ककुद्मता वा।

निद्रातु वा नृत्यतु वाऽधिरङ्गे

भेदो मे स्यात्परमस्य धाम्नः ९॥



வஸ்தாம் பிஶங்க³ம் வஸனம் தி³ஶோ வா

³ருத்மதா யாது ககுத்³மதா வா।

நித்³ராது வா ந்ருʼத்யது வாऽதிரங்கே³

பேதோ³ மே ஸ்யாத்பரமஸ்ய தாம்ன: 9





Vasthaam   pisangam   vasanam  diso  vaa,

Garuthmathaa  Yathu   kakuthmadhaa   vaa,

Nidhrathu   vaa  nruthyathi  vaa adheerange  ,

Bodho   na  may  syaathparamasya  dhaagna



Whether  he wears yellow silk or the   directions themselves,

Whether   he travels on Garuda   or whether    he travels on a bull,

Whether   he is found sleeping    or found to be dancing ,

In my conscience  I do not have  Shiva and Vishnu as different .



इति श्री अप्पय्यदीक्षितेन्द्रैः कृता हरिहराभेदस्तुतिः समाप्ता




இதி ஶ்ரீ அப்பய்யதீ³க்ஷிதேந்த்³ரை: க்ருʼதா ஹரிஹராபே³ஸ்துதி: ஸமாப்தா



Ithi sri  Appayyadeekdsghithendrai   kruthaa   Hari hara Abedha  Sthuthi Samaptha



THus ends the Prayer  of no difference between  Shiva and Vishnu   which was written by  Sri Appayya deekshithar.