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Brahma Sthuthi Panchakam
[Pentad of Prayers addressed to God Brahma]
Translated by P. R. Ramachander
[Due to a curse of Lord Shiva, Brahma is not worshipped in India but our Puranas (epics) are full of persons who did penance addressing Lord Brahma. Here is a short and sweet prayer addressed to him.]
1, Namo naraka Vidweshi, nabhee nalina janmane,
Brahmane, Brhad aakara bhuvanakara silpine,
Salutations to God who hates the hell, who was born out of the lotus from the belly,
Who is Lord Brahma with huge form and who is the sculptor of the world.
2. Chathrananan mamboja nishannam, Bharathi sakham,
Aksha mala Varaa bheethi kamandalu dharma Bhaje
I sing about the God who holds the rosary, Hands in blessing and protection and the water pot,
Who has four faces, Who rests on lotus flower, Who is the consort of Goddess Saraswathi
3. Namo Viswasruje thubhyam sathyaya Paramathmane,
Devaya deva pathaye, Yajnanaam pathaye nama.
Salutations to him who releases the universe who is the real divine soul,
Salutation to Deva, the Lord of devas and the lord of Yajna.
4. Namasthe Loka Nadhaya, Namasthe Srushti karine,
Namasthe Veda roopaya, Namasthe Brahmane nama,
Salutations the lord of the world, Salutations to the cause of creation,
Salutations to the form of Vedas and salutations to Lord Brahma.
5. Srimath vakthraravinda sruthi nigama madhu syandha sandohanandath,
Vibhyad brungaaya Ganga Himagiri Vilasad Paksha Hamsa dwajaya.
From whose lotus like face the honey of Vedas and Sruthis originated with joy,
From whose golden pitcher river Ganges and Himalayas shined and who has a flag of swan.
6. Bhasha yoshid priyaya, pranathi krutha Shiva . prani nadha pranamam,
Karmo dharmaika dhamne vayam akhila Jagat karmane Brahmane they.
To the God who likes the lady of language, who salutes Shiva, Oh Lord Salutations,
Oh God who is the home of Act according to Dharma, we are yours Oh Lord Brahma who has universal acts.