Thursday, July 19, 2012

PraNamAmi Shiva Kalpatarum

 prabhu misha manisha mashesha gunam
                                            gunahina mahisha garabharanam  |
rana nirjita-durjaya daityapuram
                                            pranamami shivam shiva kalpatarum  ||1||
 

Lord Shiva is Likened to the Kalpataru

I respectfully bow before Lord Shiva who works for our well-being like the *kalpataru. You are the storehouse of all qualities which are godly and not godly, and are beyond the *gunas. You wear the *Naga around your throat and triumph over hordes of demons in the battlefield. I respectfully salute Shiva who works for our well-being like the kalpataru.

giriraja sutanit vamatanum
                                          tanu nindita rajita koti vidhum  |
vidhi vishnu-shirodhrita pada-yugam
                                          pranamami shivam shiva kalpatarum  ||2||

Goddess Parvati is the Left Half of Lord Shiva's Body

The daughter of Himachal is constantly radiant on your *left. You are beautifully fair-hued and surpass the whiteness of crores of moons.  Brahma and Vishnu lovingly revere your divine pair of feet. I respectfully salute you, O Shiva, who forever fulfils our wishes just like the kalpataru.

sasha lanchita-ranjita-sanmukutam
                        kati lambita sundara kirtipattam  |
sura shaivalini krita puta jattam  |
                        pranamami shivam shiva kalpatarum  ||3||


Lord Shiva Wearing the Crescent Moon & river Ganga

Whose beautiful crest is adorned by the moon, and who is wearing an *elephant skin around His waist.
Whose matted locks have been purified by the gurgling Ganga. O Shiva! I respectfully bow to You working for our well-being very much like the kalpavriksha.

nayanatraya bhushita charu mukham
                        mukha padma parajita koti vidhum  |
vidhu khanda vimandita bhalatattam
                        pranamami shivam shiva kalpatarum  ||4||


The Beautiful Lord Shiva is Three-eyed

Embellished with a beautiful face having three eyes, endowed with a lotus face which outstrips crores of moon, having a forehead which bears the new *crescent moon. I respectfully salute you, O Shiva! Conducive as You are to our well-being just like the kalpataru.

vrisha raja niketana madigurum
                        garalashana maji-vishana dharam
pramatha dhika sevaka ranjanakam
                        pranamami shivam shiva kalpatarum  ||5||

 
 Gurudev Shiva Drank Poison & Rides the Bull

 Great guru riding the bull, known to drink even *poison. Holding the *horn as a weapon in battle. Whose loving sevakas are the bhutas and pretas. I respectfully salute such a Shiva who is so much like the kalpataru.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       makaradhwaja-matta matanga hari
                        kari charmana naga vibodha karam  |
varamagana shula vishanakaram
                        pranamami shivam shiva kalpatarum  ||6||


Lord Shiva Controls Kamdev, The god of Love

Having control also over *Kamdev who lives life like a carefree elephant. Making even living beings like elephants understand the identity of the self with the Ultimate Being. Holding weapons like the trident and horn in your beautful hands. I salute you, O Shiva! Who fulfills each wish of ours like the kalpataru. 

jaga dudbhaba-palana-nashakaram
                        tridivesha shiromani grhista padam
priya manava sadhu janaikagatim
                        pranamami shivam shiva kalpatarum  || 7||


Lord Shiva, Deva of the Trinity

The Deva of even Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh, who carry out the cosmic functions of creation, maintenance, and destruction. Supreme amongst all *shiromanis, giving the very same *gati to his loved ones and ascetics. I respectfully salute Shiva, the complete Lord, who fulfills all our desires like the kalpataru.

anatham sudinam vibho vishwanahta  |
                       punarjanma dukhyata paritrahi shambho  |
bhajato akhilo dukha samuha haranam
                       pranamami shivam shiva kalpatarum  ||8||              

              
Lord Shiva, Isvara of the Universe

O Isvara! O Lord of the Universe! O Shiva! Save me, a helpless destitute, from the  misery of rebirth. O Shiva, identical to the kalpataru in destroying the multitudinal griefs of Your devotees who worship You! I respectfully bow before You.
                                                            
Bhaktimati Usha Bahenji, a famed saint of Vrindavan, who was fondly known as Bobo wanted us to chant this Shiv Stuti on Gurupurnima and Mondays, in particular.

kalpataru: is a mythological, wish-fulfilling divine tree said to fulfill all desires. The kapataru originated during the Samudra manthan or 'churning of the ocean of milk' along with the kamadhenu. Indra, the King of the gods, returned with this tree to his paradise.
gunas: sattva, rajas and tamas, the three consituents of nature
Naga::A snake Vasuki Naga is shown curled three times around the neck of  Lord Shiva, and looking towards His right. The three coils of the snake symbolize the past, present and future in cycles. The Lord wearing the curled snake like an ornament signifies that creation proceeds in cycles and is dependent on time, but the Lord Himself transcends time and is symbolic of the cosmic force about him.
Paravti is the left half of Shiva: Ardhanarishvara is depicted as half male and half female, split down the middle. The right half is usually the male Shiva. Ardhanarishvara represents the synthesis of masculine and feminine energies of the universe (Purusha and Prakriti) and illustrates how Shakti, the female principle of God, is inseparable from Shiva, the male principle of God. The union of these principles is exalted as the root of all creation.
elephant: Elephants represent pride. Wearing an elephant skin, Shiva indicates that he has conquered pride.
Crescent moon: the new moon on the second day of a lunar fortnight.
poison: According to the Puranas, Shiva was named Neelkanth as he drank the poison that emerged from the oceans after it was churned (Samudra manthan) for getting 'amrit' - the nectar of immortality. With his yogic powers, he stopped the poison in his throat, preventing it from going any further and harming his body. But the poison did turn his neck blue and hence he got this name.
trident: Shiva's distinctive weapon is the trident or the spear with three prongs. The weapon  symbolizes His three fundamental powers iccha(will), kriya(action) and jnana(knowledge). It also signifies His power to destroy evil and ignorance. As His instrument of punishment, the trident represents Lord Shiva's manner of punishing the evil doers on all three planes - the spiritual, subtle and physical.
Kamdev: the HIndu god of love and desire
Trinity: personified by the forms of Brahmā the creator, Vishnu the maintainer or preserver, and Śhiva the destroyer or transformer.
Shiromani: a jewel worn on the head,one who is supreme, a paragon
gati:  the supreme movement of the astral body after death is moksha or becoming one with the supreme being

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

ultimate bhajan........could any 1 give me the link of its mp3?????

HariHarji said...

This stuti was written by Bhaktimati Usha Bahenji, a great saint of Vrindavan. No mp 3 is available on this bhajan. Lord Shiva was her guru.If we would like to read about Usha Bahenji fondly known as Bobo you can go through her biography and diaries posted on my site.

Om Namah Shivaya

प्रियंका said...

Shambhave Gurue Namah||
Naman karti hu Shiv Guru ke charno mein. Maa Parvati ke charno mein. 33 koti Devi-Devtao ke charno mein. Yaha upasthit sabhi jivatmao mein base Parmatma k charno mein. Guru bhai Harindanand aur Neelam didi ko pranam karti hu. Guru aadesh k anusar Shiv ko Guru banane k liye aur Shiv Guru se judne k liye Harindanand bhaiya ne teen sutra batlaye hain| pehla hai daya mangna. Hey Shiv Guru aap mere Guru hain. Aap sarva samarthyavan hai. Aap mujhpar daya kijiye. Dusra hai charcha karna. Guru aadesh k anusar jan jan ko Shiv Guru se judne aur unko apna Guru manne ke liye prerit karna unhe Shiv Guru ke bare mein batana chahe wo ek chinti hi jyu na ho unhe Shiv Guru se judne ke liye prerit karna Shiv Charcha hai. Teesra hai Namah Shivaye jo Shiv Guru ka panchakshari Bij mantra hai is mantra ka 108 bar jaap karna, athva karmala ya Rudraksh Mala se jaap karna chahiye ya Namah ko saans k dwara andar aur Shivaye ko sans k dwara bahar karna athwa ajapa jap jaise ki kisi bhi waqt Namah Shivaye ka kitni bhi bar jaap karts rehna ajapa jap hai. Kisi bhi widhi se Namah Shivaye ka jaap karna chahiye.

In teen sutro ke madhyam se Shiv Guru se jud sakte hain aur apne sath baki sabhi ko bhi Shiv Guru se judne ke liye prerit kar sakte hain.

Itna keh kar main apni charcha Shiv Guru ke charno mein samarpit karti hoon.

Namah Shivaye||

Tiwari Jitendra said...

Wich puran present this mantra. please reply me.my email id is tiwarijitendra83@gmail.com & my mobile no 9339960510

Colour Purple Communications Pvt. Ltd. said...

Mp3 mere pas hai..ap kuch nehi jante he..Baba....