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Guruvayu Puresa Bhujanga Stotra
By Kodungallur Kunji Kuttan Thampuran
Translated by P. R. Ramachander
[This very rare stotra was written by Kodungallore Kunji Kuttan Thampuran, who is the one who translated Maha Bharatha epic verse by verse in to Malayalam within a period of 874 days. Due to this impossible feat, he is normally called as Kerala Vyasan. I have followed the translation of this great stotra by Sri C. P. Nayar by Srihari Publications.]
Maru mandhira vasa, mangalya moorthe,
Jagannadha, Govinda Vishno, Murare,
Bhavad bhakthi randha sphuranthi naraanaam,
Paramananda peeyusha yusham dadadhaathi. 1
Oh Lord who lives in Guruvayur who is personification of good events,
Oh Lord of the universe, Oh Govinda, Oh Vishnu, Oh killer of Mura,
That man whose mind is completely filled with your devotion,
Is given the life of the divine joy by you.
Iyam bhakthi rekathwaho Kamadhenu,
Schathurddha vibhajya anugrahnadhi thilakaan,
Ya paya yithasthyan para prema dhugdham,
Manushyaa punardheva bhuyam labhanthe. 2
Devotion towards you is the wish giving cow, Kamadhenu,
And it blesses us with Dharma, Artha, Kama, moksha*,
And the man who gets and drinks this great milk of love,
Would again get the position of the Gods.
*Dharma, wealth, desires and salvation.
Jagathyartha lokai sthadhartha arthibhirva,
Chathurdha janai nithya maradhyasentha,
Bhavantham nrunaam bhavathyeva Bhakthi. 3
The people of this world who are beset with desire,
Who are curious to know things, who are wise,
And those who are hungry for money,
Are the four types of people who worship you daily,
But you grant all of them the great devotion to you.
Nanu prathyaham vatha roga thurangaa,
Sthadhanyejana Vayu Gehescha Vishno,
Bhavantham Bhajantho Labhanthe kilanthe,
Swarogacha samsara yogacha mukthim. 4
Oh Lord Vishnu, Oh Lord of Guruvayur,
By praying to you people get rid of rheumatism,
And so many other diseases daily,
And also get freedom from this world.
Kavi bhatta Narayano agre bhajam sthwam,
Marunnadha nirmmaya Narayaneeyam,
Virugna kala "Ayur arogya sowkhyam",
Prapedhe akilanthe cha samsara mukthim. 5
The Poet Narayana Bhattathiri came before you,
And Oh Lord of Guruvayur, wrote Narayaneeyam,
And as a result attained long life, health and happiness,
And in the end got relief from this world and attained salvation.
Chaladh pincha konnaddha kesam viraja,
Nmani kunda loth bhasi ganda pradhesam,
Smithadramsithaksham mukham sammukham they,
Bhajanthorujam rogino vismaranthi. 6
That diseased one who meditates on you, Oh Lord of Guruvayur,
As the one who decorates his hair with moving peacock feathers,
Who has pretty cheeks shining due to the gem studded ear studs,
And the one who has a smiling cool, black face,
Would get rid of all his sickness and sorrow.
Sriya kousthubhena pi vathsena haaraa,
Sriyachasritho dara dorandharalam,
Gadha sankha chakrabhja hastham vapusthe,
Bhajanthortha marthathi northyam labhanthe. 7
You who have the shining chest wearing Kousthubha, Srivathsa,
And other gem studded garlands and holding in your four hands,
Mace, conch, Holy wheel and the lotus flower prettily,
Fulfill all the wishes of those who pray for wealth.
Navaswatha pathropa malpodaraantha,
Nni vishtoru viswanda shandam thwadangam,
Sphurath peetha kouseya mathaschirantha,
Dwidanthyeva jijnasavonthe smayanthe. 8
Your pretty belly as soft as the newly formed banyan leaf,
Contains within itself the entire egg of the universe,
And knowing your body so nicely decorated by yellow silk.
Those curious seekers of truth are filled by wonderment.
Namaddheva daithyashi seershai pramrushtam,
Samasthagamamasrou seershe nivishtam,
Samjnanino yugma ropam padam they,
Samanthath samalokhya hrushyanthi sidha. 9
Those people who have attained wisdom and occult powers,
Are filled with wonder on seeing you,
Who is saluted by devas, asuras as well as sages,
And who acts much above the tenets of the holy Vedas,
And has a dual form, one of the Vedas and one of the world.
Ghana shyamalam komalam they swaroopam,
Mana kalpitham bhavayanthohi bhakthaa,
Puro veekshya bhooyo namantha sthuvantha,
Chirodhishta manatha medrayanthi. 10
After imagining in their heart of hearts,
Your pretty form which is the colour of the dark cloud,
When your devotees after seeing your pretty form,
Salute and pray you and attain the joy that they had desired.
Hare Krishna vathalayesa aachyutha, Thwam,
Parepi smaranthyeva madhya sthithascha,
Chirenatha bhakthi prasanga puna kim,
Varenya druseethe mahimnaam samrudhi. 11
Oh Krishna, Oh Lord of Guruvayur, Oh Achyutha,
You are being meditated by ordinary mediocre people,
And is it necessary to say that your great devotees also do it,
And due to this your greatness is very special.
Bhava klesa dhaanadhi shadvarga badhaa,
Bhava dhyojitha cheth paraa yoga vidhyaa,
Thadahyasritha sthothgathaam loka yathra,
Maneka janaa saswathim sidhimapu. 12
The six fold sufferings of the day to day life,
Merges with you and get transformed to Yoga Vidya,
And because of that such people lead a worldly life,
And later attain, the permanent state of salvation.
Shish pranavinam dugdha chowryadhi vrutham,
Vitapreenanam Gopikaa jaraathadhyam,
Bhata preenanam malla yudhadhi bheema,
Nnaho sarva mavajjanam loukikaaanaam. 13
For pleasing the children you stole curd and butter,
For pleasing the lovers you did Rasa Kreeda with Gopis,
For pleasing the soldiers you did wrestling with great wrestlers,
And it is a great wonder that all this attracts ordinary people.
Vigjna priyam Raja sooyadhi vrutham,
Nayajna priyam douthya kruthyadhi yathath,
Priyo yoginaam Viswa roopadhi yuktha,
SayogathmakaPartha geethopadesha. 14
Your role in Rajassooya was appreciated by Lord Brahma,
Your role as emissary of Pandavas was appreciated by diplomats,
Your showing your Viswa roopa is liked by great saints,
And your teaching Arjuna the Gita shows your greatness in Yoga.
Aho Krishna, ya ya vichithra kadha they,
Jagannatha soyam jagat Thathwa vidhya,
Ee mamsara yamsthathasochithanaam,
Gurusthwam maruth geha vasi vibhasee. 15
Oh Krishna, your stories are very surprising,
Oh Lord of the universe you are the knowledge of philosophy,
And bringing these facts to the ordinary people,
You stand and shine in Guruvayur.
Jagat prana roopi gurur marutho yo,
Janaanaam jagathythra cheshtanthareshu,
Thamasthaya bhosthathwa masyantharathma,
Sphutam maruthagaravasee vibhasee. 16
Oh Lord of Guruvayur who is the soul of the universe,
You make all people do the actions that they do,
And you are the inner soul of everything in the world,
And you shine from there as the God.
Guru sthwam marunnadha, sarvasya sarva,
Prasangeshu sarvagna sarva swaroopi,
Ya devam jagascheshta yas chethanathma,
Bahischandrapyeka Bhavo Vibhasi. 17
You are our teacher oh, Lord of Guruvayur,
And you who is the inner soul of everything,
Is the one who is within everything and
Is everywhere and you being the soul of activity,
Shines through it inside and outside the world.
Swayam nirguno nirvikaro nireeho,
Niyanthyathamanathmana mananda kandham,
Marut mandiradheesa, maya maya thwam,
Gurur visali leela vilalsee vibhasi. 18
Oh Lord of Guruvayur, You who is,
Beyond emotions, beyond properties,
Beyond your own self who controls,
The soul and is the personification of joy,
Shines in this world as Maya, the illusion.
Prapanche athra maayaa maya sweeya thanthre,
Trimurthi bhisthwam, gunai jjeva jalam,
Viruthya swayam varthase maruthesa,
Triavastha sthridhama sathathwam Vibhasi. 19
Oh Lord of Guruvayur, assuming the form of the trinity,
Using the three fold division of characters,
You differentiate all the beings in this world,
And shine in three forms and in three positions.
Sushupthim siladhishwa anusyutha vruthi,
Puna swapna roopa schavya kshaadhikeshu,
Chiram jagruthim manushadishwavastham,
Vithanwasthridha vayugasthwam vibhasi. 20
Oh Lord of Guruvayur you always shine,
In the form of sleep in inanimate stones,
In the form of dream in immovable things like trees
And in the form of wakefulness in man and others.
Bhavana eka thanthre vina thwam na kinchith,
Bhavaneva sarvathra sarvathmanasthe,
Bhava Thathwa bhodhjaya Vathesa, Yogai,
Bhavantham bhajanthe vithanthra muneendraa. 21
Oh Lord of Guruvayur, by not understanding that,
There is nothing in that world that is not you,
And that you are within all beings,
Great sages leave out laziness and sing about you.
Aroopa saroopo asya karma sakarmaa,
Sayanekosi chaikosinai kosi kosi,
Marunnadha, sathwam nmarur nivisesho,
Jagadwapyathishtannadhyasyosi chithram. 22
Oh Lord of Guruvayur, though you do not have a form,
You do have one and though you do not do actions,
You do them and though you are one, you are many,
And you like the air have spread everywhere,
But like air are not visible to any one.
Sarerena vaachaa dhiyaa vaayadhavath,
SAparyam nathe kopi karthum samartha,
Thadhaapi thwadhiyaanu bhavanubhoothim,
Vina vayu gehesa, ka sthadhu meeshte. 23
Oh Lord of Guruvayur, no one can worship you,
Body, mind or word but in spite of that,
Without your grace and mercy,
No body can even stand for some time.
Paranthu twadeeyathma mancham prapancham,
Na pasyanthi loke athra santhopya santhi,
Jagat prana nadha thwamevathra hethu,
Stwaya maayaya mohithasmo vayam yath. 24
Oh Lord of the universe, those who do not know,
That the entire world is but your place of residence,
Though they are alive are not really alive,
For they have been bewitched by the illusion of yours.
Bhava thasthwa chinthanu sandhana kathri,
Marunnadha, bhakthi sthwayi prasthuthacheth,
Nathasyasthimaya mayaagnana bhadha,
Savaikapathetha thw bodhodhayaya. 25
Oh Lord of Guruvayur, examining deeply your principle,
If the devotion towards you grows in the mind,
One would know all the principles,
And can manage to avoid the ignorance created by illusion.
Vipathir mamastham bhavath pada seva,
Prasange gurussahi Vathalayesa,
Bhavad sevayo dwasya dhooram vipathim,
Bhaveyam bhavad bhakthi lesamsa bhagi. 26
Oh Lord Of Guruvayur, if there is danger,
In serving your feet, let it become my teacher,
As I would like to serve your feet with devotion,
And become a partner in the devotion to you.
Murare, punarmaam dhurasa a pisachi,
Dunothu swayam dhoora visthara ghora,
Thatha schathwadha abhyarchana poorithasa,
Schareyam chiram hantha sidhartha kalpa, 27
Oh killer of Mura, Let my mind be corrupted,
By the devil of desires which are horrible,
But let me worship you with a full mind,
And live with all my desires, thankful to you.
Abheeshtapthi karthu vibho, they mahathwam,
Muhuschinthayannethya jignasu bhavam,
Padeyam gurubhyo nbhava Thathwa lesaam,
Schareyam chacharyam virakthi prasaktham., 28
Oh Lord, Your greatness fulfills all desires,
And those who think about your greatness,
Would become curious, but by serving the feet of the teacher,
One can learn about you and practice detachment.
Vishakthim vidhuyaihi kebhya sukhebhyo,
Vinasa prasangena dukha prathebhya,
Vimuktho vimuktha kramanu kramena,
Sthirathmaiva nirdwandhwa bhavo bhaveyam. 29
Let me able to get rid of desires for worldly pleasures,
Which always lead to sorrow and destruction,
And get free and slowly and slowly worship you,
And get merged and become one with you.
Bhavathathwa nishnatha budhir Murare,
Marunnayaka praya soham yadasyaam,
Thadhame vishuddhe manasya vyalika,
Bhavad bhakthi ruthbudha sathwam bhavithri. 30
Oh Killer of Mura, Oh Lord of Guruvayur,
Let my mind be filled with desire to know,
The great principle of yours giving rise,
To great devotion leading to realization.
Madheeyam samastham thwadheeyam vivrunwan,
Vikeeraiyava sarvathra nadham mamathwam,
Thavasmeethi hithwanmamathwa nibhadha,
Sthwadheeyo vidhurepya dhure chareyam. 31
Understanding that all I have are all yours,
And removing the sense of self which ties me all over,
And being tied by the knowledge that every thing is yours,
I would like to move near you though I am far away.
Jagathyathra sarvathra pasyan vibho thwam,
Thwadheeyam cha pasyan jagat sarva mevam,
Thwamevaha masmeethi sambhavya bhooya,
Sthirathmaa bhajeyam paraam bhaktha sidhim. 32
Oh Lord, You are seen all over the world everywhere,
And I am able to see you in everything of the world,
And let me be able to meditate on you with a stable mind,
And let me develop a firm devotion in you.
Yadha kala nemiryadha poundrakova,
Yadha Narada, Sri shuka, Sankaro vaa,
Yadananda Chandalako va, thadaham,
Bhavad bavasaamrajya bhagi bhaveyam. 33
Oh Lord of Guruvayur, Like Kalanemi,
Poundraka, sage Narada, sage Shukha,
And the blissful Chandala, let me,
Become a member of the country of your devotees.
Jagat prana Nadha, swayam vishnurasmi,
Thyaham Bhavayanasmi mukthosmi soham,
Sadananda sachinmaya jyothirathma,
Vileeye param nishkala brahma dhamni. 34
Oh Lord of the soul of the universe,
Let me get freedom by the great thought,
That I am Vishnu myself and later merge,
In God who is having a divine joyous form,
Without any blemishes whatsoever.