Thursday, July 12, 2012

Sri Shiv Stuti by Bhaktimati Usha Bahenji

 (To be read on Guru Purnima, in particular)


 Shiva is Very Dear to Sri Hari

shri hari ke priye parvati pati ,
shiva shankar bhole bhandari  |

vaishnav jan aru shaivjanan ke ,
ek samaan sanche hitkaree |

ati udar gurudev hamare ,
aashutosh karuna vistari  |

mo augun prabhuchit na deeje,
kariye kripanij baan bichaari  |

charan kanj dridh nishtha deeje ,
amba sahit kailash vihari  |

priti pragadh shyam charnan manh ,
deeje chhin chhin vardhankari  |

shivshankar bhole bhandari ,
aashutosh karuna vistari  |


English Translation

shri hari ke priye parvati pati ,
shiva shankar bhole bhandari  |

Lord Shiva, the Consort of Parvati

Dear to Lord Hari and the consort of Parvati,
*Shiva *Shankara, the innocent treasurer.


vaishnav jan aru shaivjanan ke ,
ek samaan sanche hitkaree |

Shiva Works for the Well-being of Vaishnavas & Shaivites

You are a true benefactor of both the Vaishnavas and *Shaivites, 
 in equal measure.


ati udar gurudev hamare ,
aashutosh karuna vistari  |


 Shiva as Aashutosh  is So Very Compassionate

So very generous is our gurudev or spiritual preceptor
Aashutosh, the spreader of compassion.

 
mo augun prabhuchit na deeje,
kariye kripanij baan bichaari  |

Shiva Showers Mercy on the Needy

Do not pay heed to my shortcomings,
Shower your  innate mercy on this poor wretch.
  
charan kanj dridh nishtha deeje ,
amba sahit kailash vihari  |


Shiva Dallying with Amba on Mount Kailash

Give me dedicated devotion for you lotus feet,
O Shiva who dallies with *Amba in Kailash.
  
priti pragadh shyam charnan manh ,
deejai chhin chhin vardhankari  |


Lord Shiva, Grant Me Love for Krishna's Feet
Grant me immense love for dark-hued Krishna's feet,
every single moment, O giver of boons!
  
shivshankar bhole bhandari ,
aashutosh karuna vistari  |


Shiva Shankar, Bhole Bhandari

*Shiva *Shankar, the innocent treasurer.
Aashutosh, the spreader of compassion.


Shiv: means the auspicious one

Shankar: the name reflects the benign form of Shiva and means beneficent or conferring happiness

Shaivites: revere Shiva as the Supreme Being. Shaivites believe that Shiva is All and in all, the creator, preserver, destroyer, revealer and concealer of all that is.

Vaishnavas: or the followers of the Supreme Lord Vishnu, lead a way of life, which gives importance to Lord Vishnu and His incarnations.

Aashutosh: a title of Shiva, meaning one who is easily satisfied

Amba: a title of Paravati, the consort of Shiva

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