Friday, August 6, 2010

9th and 10th Verses of Shri Shiv Tandava Stotram

Verse 9

Praphullancela pankaja prapanch kalimaprabha -

Valambikanlhakandali ruchi prabaddha kandharam |

Smarchhidam purachhidam bhava chhidam makhachidain

Gaja chhidandhakachidam tamant kachidam bhaje ||9||


May I continue to worship the Lord Shiva with shoulders intensely radiant due to the splendour of his neck decked with the darkness of blooming blue lotuses, who is the destroyer of Kamdev (god of love) and Tripurasura (the demons who inhabit Tripura, the triple fortress of anava, karma and maya).


The one who gets rid of worldly sorrows and ruined the yagya or sacrifice of Prajapati Daksha (the father of Dakshayani or Sati,Shiva's first wife), the Lord who killed demon Andhaka (a malevolent demon) and Gajasura(demon Nila who entered the body of an elephant and attacked Shiva) and the one who vanquishes even death.


Verse 10

Akharvasarvamangla kala kadamabamanjari -

Rasapravah madhuri virjrimbhanam dhuvratam |

Smrantakam Purantakam bhavantakam Makhantakam

Gajanta kandha kantakam tamanta kantakam bhaje ||10||



I pray to the amorous Kamari (a tile of Shiva, the divine master of all desires) who can be likened to the capricious black bee relishing the madhurya or sweet love of budding virtuous maidens adept in the sixty-four kalas or arts which are indestructible.

The Tripurari (a title of Shiva,
destroyer of Tripura the triple fortress of anava, karma and maya) who keeps a watch on worldly sorrows, ruined the yagya or sacrifice of Daksha, the killer of Gajasura (demon Nila who entered the body of an elephant and attacked Shiva) and who is even the slayer of Andhakasura (a blind demon who lusted after Parvati, Shiva's wife) and Yamaraja, the lord of death.

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