Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Bhairava Stotram

Bhairava  Stotram 
Saint Abhinava Guptha

Translated   by

    (Abhinava Guptha was one of the very great    saints of Kashmir   Saivism.  He lived  most probably before Adhi Shankara .Some people believe that  ADhi Sankara met him and he was  defeated in argument. This great  prayer was composed by him just before his death. It seems chanting this prayer   he entered   called  BHirava Guha  , never to come out again.The Sanskrit original of this prayer is available in
And  a commentary in English   of this prayer   is available in

1.Vyapatha  charachara  bhava  visesham,
Chinmayameka manantha manadhim,
Bhairava Nadha manadha   saranyam,
Thwan maya  chitha thayaa hrudhi vandhe.

He  who is  involved  in the consciousness of 
Moving and non moving beings who are spreadeverywhere,
Who is divine , only one  ,  endless   and primeval,
Who is Lord Bhairava  who is the support  of all orphans ,
I salute  him  who is in my mind with all my heart.

2.THwan maya methadha  seshamidhaanim,
Bhathi mama thwad anugraha sakthyaa,
THwam cha mahesa sadaiva mamathma ,
Swathma mayam mama thena samastham.

At the present time , you are  completely spread in me,
And to me it appears  that  with your power of blessing,
You are always the greatest  god  who  has filled up,
My soul  which  is  completely full of   yourself.

3.Swathmani  viswaghe  they thwayi naadhe,
THena na samsruthi bheethi kadha asthi,
SAthswapi  durdhara   dukha   vimoha,
THrasa  vidhayishu  karma ganeshu.

In  this   world you are   the lord of my soul,
And because of that there is no fear  in my existence ,
And  due to that  I am not  afraid of difficulties   and sorrow,
Which are  resulting  from this cycle of birth and death

4.Anthakam maam prathi maa drusyamenaa,
Krodha karala thamam  vinidhohi,
Shankara  sevana chinthano dheero,
Bheeshana  Bhairava  sakthi mayosmi.

Oh lord   of death do not  see me,
Do not give me   that  very black angry look ,
Oh courageous one   who always  thinks of serving  Shiva,
Oh  fearsome Bhairava  , make me filled up with strength.

5.Itham  upoda bhavan maya samvee,
Dheedhithi dharitha bhooritha misra,
Mruthyu yamanthaka  karma pisachair,
Nadha namosthu  na jathu vibhomi.

Like this  for me you please  commence,
This  mingling   with the  splendour of light ,
And bring to an end the duties of the ghosts of god of death,
Oh Lord , salutations and please never  awaken them.

6.Prodhitha Sathya vibhodha mareechi,
Prekshitha viswa padartha sathathwaa,
Bhava paraamrutha nirbhara  poorne,
THwayyaham aathmani nirvruthaimemi.

Oh  ray  of light of the awakening truth,
Who is called the universal consciousness  of the world,
Who is having a nature filled   with   the divine nectar.
To you  my soul  salutes with ecstasy

7.Manasa gocharamethi  yadaiva,
Klesa dasa thanu thapa  vidathri,
Nadha thadaiva mama thwad abhedha,
Stotra paramrutha vrushti rudhethi.

Assuming that  you are  attainable by the mind,
Finding that   my body  is in state  of suffering,
Oh Lord , I am raining  this nectar like prayer ,
So that    I would  not be different from you.

8.Sankara sathyamidham Vrutha dhana,
Snana thapo  bhava thapa   vidhari,
Thavaka Sasthra  paramarmrutha   chinthaa,
Syandhathi chethasi nirvruthi dhararam

Oh Lord Shiva  , it is true  that  penance, charity,
Bath in sacred waters and meditation  breaks  the pain of birth and death,
But the nectar  like thought  of your divine story,
Would  wet  the mind   with ultimate salvation.

9.Nruthyathi ,gayathi , hrushyathi gaadam,
SAmvidhiyam mama  bhairavanadha ,
THwaam priyamaapya  sudarsanamekam,
Durlabham anya janai  samayajnam.

Oh Lord Bhairava    it is well known,
That  dancing    singing  and intimate  knowledge ,
Of you  is measured as the only good acts  to be done,
And  is not easily  available to the bad people at the right time.

10.Vasura sapoushe , Krishna dasamyam,
Abhinava guptha  sthavam imam karoth,
Yena  vibhur bhavam arusanthapam ,
SAmayathi jadithi  janasya dhayaalu,

SAmptham sthavam idham abhinava  vaakhyam  padhya navakam.

Abhinava Guptha    wrote   this great prayer ,
On the Dasami of the dark fortnight  in the month of Pausha,
And due to this the Lord  due to utmost compassion,
Quickly   destroys all sufferings of people , as he is merciful.

Thus ends the prayer of nine stanzas   written by Abhinava  Guptha.

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