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Vishnu Sthuthi [Kandu Krutha]

Vishnu Sthuthi [Kandu Krutha]
[Prayer to Lord Vishnu by Sage Kandu]
Translated by P. R. Ramachander

[The Sanskrit original is available at: docs.google.com/file/d/0ByHsyol17T5Xb1JiSFBmdk9BZ0k/edit. This occurs in Brahma Puranam.]

Kandur Uvacha: -
Sage Kandu said: -

1. Narayana hare Krishna Sri Vathsanga, Jagat pathe,
Jagat bheeja, Jagad dhama, Jagat Saakshin Namosthuthe.

Oh Narayana, Oh Hari, Oh God having Srivathsa on his body, Oh Lord of the world,
Oh Seed of the world, Oh place where world lives, oh witness of the world, my salutations to you.

2. Avyaktha Jishno, Prabhava, pradhana - purushothama,
Pudareekaksha, Govinda, Loka Nadha, Namosthu the.

Oh Lord who is not clear, Oh Lord who wins, Oh Lord who influences, Oh main Purusha,
Oh Lord with lotus like eyes, Oh Govinda, Oh Lord of the world, my salutations to you.

3. Hiranya Gharbha, Sri Nadha, Padma Nadha, Sanathana,
Bhoo Garbha, Druva, Eesana, Hrishikesa Namosthuthe.

Oh God who carries the world within him, Oh Lord of Lakshmi, Oh Lord of lotus, Oh primeval Lord,
Oh God in whom earth lives, Oh permanent one, Oh Eesana,* Oh Hrishikesa, my salutations to you.
* Protector of North East

4. Anadhyantha Amitha thejasa, Jeyaa, jaya thwam jayathaam vara,
Ajithaa, Akhanda, Sri Krishna, Sri Nivasa, Namosthu the

Oh Lord without end and beginning, one who has limitless luster, one who wins, victory to you oh best among those who win,
Oh Lord who cannot be defeated, who is unbroken, Oh Lord Krishna, Oh Lord in whom Lakshmi lives, my salutations to you.

5. Parjanya - dharma - kartha cha dushpara duradishtitha,
Dukharthi Nasana, hare Jala saayin, Namosthuthe.

Oh God who gives us rain as gift, one who cannot be easily approached, one who lives in a difficult place,
One who destroys sorrow and pain, Oh Hari who sleeps on water, my salutations to you.

6. Bhoothapaa avyaktha bhoothesa Bhootha thathwair anaakoola,
Bhoothadhivasa, Bhoothathman, bhootha garbha namosthuthe.

Oh Lord is not understood by beings, oh lord of beings, Oh principle of beings who is not confused,
Oh Lord in whom beings live, of soul of beings, Oh generator of beings, my salutations to you.

7. Yajna yajwan, Yajna dhara, yajna dathaa, abhaya pradha,
Yajna garbha, Hiranyaanga, prasni garbha, namosthuthe.

Oh Lord who makes Yajna sacred, one who manages Yajna, one who grants us Yajna, one gives us protection,
One who has Yajna as a part of himself, one who has golden limbs, one who generates curiosity, my salutations to you.

8. Kshethragna, Kshethrabruth, Kshethri, kshethrahaa, kshethrakrudh vase,
Kshethrathman Kshethra rahitha, kshethra srushte, namosthu the.

Lord who knows the body, one who maintains the body, one who is the body, one who kills the body, one who makes the body and lives in it,
The soul of the body, one who does not have body, one who creates the body, my salutations to you.

9. Gunaalaya, Gunaa vaasa, Gunasraya, Gunaavaha,
Guna bhokthru, gunaarama, guna thyagin Namosthu they.

Oh Lord who is the temple of virtue, One who lives in virtue, one who depends on virtue, one who carries virtue,
One who consumes virtue, one who rests on virtue, one who gives up virtue, my salutations to you.

10. Thwam Vishnu, Thwam Harischakri, thwam jishnus thwam Janardhana,
Thwam Bhoothas thwam Vashatkaras thwam bhavyas thwam bhavath prabhu.

You are Vishni, You are Hari who holds the wheel, You the victor, You are one who destroys birth,
You are the being, You are the sound "Vashat" You are the future and the past, Oh Lord.

11. Thwam bhootha kruth, thwam avyakthas thwam bhavo - bhootha bruth - bhavaan,
Thwam bhootha bhavano devas thwaam aahur ajam easwaram.

You are one who makes the past, you are one who is not clear and Oh Lord you are what is going to happen and one who carries the past,
You are the reflection of the past and oh god you are the god who is the unborn sacrifice.

!2, Thwam anantha kruthajnas thwam prakruthees thwam vrushaakapi,
Thwam rudhras thwam duradarshas thwam amodhas thwam easwara.

You are limitlessly grateful, you are nature . you are the Sun,
You are Rudhra, You are difficult to attain, you are fragrant scent and you are God Shiva.

13. Thwam Viswakarma, Vishnu sthwam, thwam Shambhum thwam vrushakruthi,
Thwam Shankara, thwam usana, thwam sathyam thwam thapo jana.

You are Viswakarma, you are Vishnu, You are Lord Shiva, you have very stable form,
You are Lord Shankara, You are in haste, you are truth and you are saintly people.

14. Thwam Viswa jethaa, thwam Sarma, Thwam saranyas thwam aksharam,
Thwam shambhu, thwam SWayambhoo cha thwam jyeshtas thwam parayana.

You are the winner of universe you are the Brahmin, you are the refuge and you never decay,
You are Lord Shiva, You are Lord Brahma, you are eldest and you are the principal one.

15. Thwam Aadhithyas thwam omkaras, thwam pranas thwam thamisraha,
Thwam parjanyas thwam pradhithas thwam vedhaas thwam sureswara.

You are the Sun, you are the sound Om, you are the soul, you are the darkness,
You are the fire, you are learned, you are the Veda and you are the lord of all devas.

16. Thwam rig yaju Sama chaiva thwam aathmaa sammatho bhavan,
Thwam agnis thwam cha pavanas thwam Aapo vasudha Bhavan,

You are rig, Yajur and Sama Veda, you are regarded as the soul,
You are the fire, you are the wind, you are water and oh Lord you are the earth.

17. Thwam Srushta sthwam Thadha Bhoktha hothaa, thwam cha Havi,
Thwam Prabhu sthwam Vibhu srestha sthwam loka pathir Achyutha,

You are the creator, you are the consumer and destroyer, you are the offering,
You are the lord, You are the greatest king and you are Achyutha the Lord of the world.

18. Thwam Sarva Darsana srimaan sthwam sarva dhamanoriha,
Thwam Ahas sthwam thadhaa Rathris thwam aahur vathsaram Budhaa.

You see everything, you are great and you control everything,
You are the offering, you are the night, you are and you are called the year.

19. Thwam kaala, thwam kalaa kashtaa thwam muhurtha kshanaa lava,
Thwam Balas thwam thadhaa vrudha sthwam puman, sthree, nampumsaka.

You are time, you are the crescent and the cardinal point, you are divisions of time,
You are young lad, you are old man, you are man, lady and eunuch.

20. Thwam Viswa Yoni sthwam Chakshus thwam Vedangam thwam Avyaya,
Thwam veda veda sthwam Daathaa Vidhatha thwam samahithaa.

You are the generative mechanism of the world, you are the eye, you are the branch of Vedas and you are stable,
You are Veda of Vedas, you are the giver and receiver, and you are the final product.

21. Thwam Jalanidhir aamoolam thwam dathaa, thwam Punarvasu,
Thwanm Vaidhya sthwam druthathma thwam atheendriya Gochara

You the whole treasure of water, you are the donor m You are the star Punarvasu,
You are the doctor, you are the swift soul, and you can be seen by those who are above senses.

22. Thwam agaranir agramanir thwam thwam suparnaa sthwam aadhimaan,
Thwam sangraha sthwam sumahath thwam druthathma thwam achyutha.

You are the first, you are the last, you are Garuda, you are the presence,
You are the collection you are very great, you are the speedy soul and you are Achyutha.

23. Thwam Guru, thwam yama sthwam nIyama sthwam pramsu thwam Chathurbija,
Thwmevan antharathma, thwaam Paramathma, thwam uchyathe.

You are the teacher, you are god of death, you are the law, you are intense, you are four armed,
You are the inner soul, you are the divine soul and you are the one who is delighted.

24. Thwam guruthama sthwam Vama sthwam Bala sthvam Pradakshina,
Thwam pippala sthwam agama sthwam vyaktha sthwam prajapathi

You are my great teacher, you are the left, you are the lad, you are perambulations,
You are the sage Pippala, you are the Aagamas, you are that which is clear, and you are Prajapathi.

25. Hiranyanabhasthwam, devasthwam, Sai thwam Prajapathi,
Anirdeshya vapusthwam vai sthwam yamasthwam surariha.

You are one with golden navel, you are devas and you are Prajapathi,
You are the indefinable form, you are Yama and you are the protector of devas.

26. Thwam cha sankarshano devas thwam kartha thwam sanathana,
Thwam Vasudevoameyathma thwameva guna varjitha

You are the God who attracts, you are the doer and you are one without beginning,
You are the magnanimous Vasudeva, and you are one who does not have any properties.

27. Thwam jyeshta sthwam Varishta thwam sahishnuscha Madhava,
Sahasra seershosthwam Devasthwam avyaktha sahasra druk.

You are the elder, you are the best and the Madhava who is patient,
You are one with thousand heads, you are the god who is not clear who has thousand looks.

28. Sahasra padasthwam devasthwam virat thwam sura prabhu,
Thwameva thishtase bhooyo deva deva dasangula.

You are one with thousand feet, you are God you are the valorous form and you are the lord of devas,
You stay there as the deva of devas with ten fingers.

29. Yad bhootham thathwam yevoktha, purusha, sacra uthama,
Yad bhavyam thathwam eesaanam thwam amrutham thwam thadhaa amrutha.

You are the past and it is said you are the Purusha and the greatest Devendra,
You are the future principle of Eesana, you are the nectar and you are one who never dies.

30. Thwathom rohthyayam loko maheeyamsu thwam anuthama,
Thwam jyayan purushas thwam cha thwam deva dasadhaa sthitha.

You are the ascending Om and among people of the earth, you are matchless,
You are the elder brother, you are Purusha and you are one who stands ten times as devas.

31. Viswabhoothas chathurbhago navabhago amrutho divi,
Nava Bhago anthareekshastha pourusheys Sanathana.

You are one fourth of the beings of the world and one ninth of the immortal beings,
You are one ninth of the masculinity of the environment and one who was never born.

32. Bhaga dwaya cha bhoo samstham chathurbhago apya bhoodh iha,
Thwatho Yajna sambhavanthi, jagatho vrushti karanam.

You are half part of the earth, and one fourth of the beings of water also,
Due to Yajnas are carried out and you are the cause of rain in this earth.

33. Thwatho virat samuthpanno, jagatho hrudhi ya pumaan,
So athirichyutha bhoothebhyas thejasaa yasasaa sriyaa.

You have produced the supreme form and you stay in the minds of earth,
You excel among the beings in luster, fame and opulence.

34. Thwatha suraanam aahara, prushad aajyam ajayatha,
Gramya aranyaa scha oushashadyas thwatha pasu mrugaadaya.

You are the food of the devas, you are the purified ghee offered in Yajna,
You are the village, forest, herbs and all types of animals.

35. Dhyeya, dhyana prasthwam cha kruthawan asi cha oushadhi,
Thwam Deva deva sapthaasya kaalakhyo dheeptha vigraha.

You are beyond the meditation and its object and you act like medicinal herbs,
You are God of Gods and seven times the shining form the total time.

36. Janghama jangamam sarva jagad yetha characharam,
Thwatha sarva idham jatham thwayee sarva prathishtitham.

All the living beings of the universe including those who move and not move,
Al are born from you and all of them are thriving because of you.

37. Anirudham thwam, Madhavas thwam, Pradhyumna surariha,
Deva sarva sura sreshta, sarva loka parayana.

You are Anirudha, You are Madhava and Pradhyumna the killer of enemies of Devas,
You are the greatest among devas and Suras and are worshipped in all worlds.

38. Thrahi maam Aravindaksha, Narayana namosthuthe,
Namasthe Bhagwan Vishno, Namasthe Purushothama.

Help me lotus eyed one, salutations to Narayana,
Salutation to God Vishnu, salutations to the best of Purushas.

39. Namasthe Sarva LOkesa, Namasthe Kamalalaya,
Gunalaya Naasthesthu, namosthesthu Gunakara,

Salutations to God of all the worlds, Salutations to one who is on the lotus,
Salutations to the home of good qualities and salutations to one does good.

40. Vasudeva Namosthesthu, Namosthesthu Surothama,
Janardhana namosthesthu, Namosthesthu sanathana.

Salutations to Vasudeva, Salutations to the best among devas,
Salutations to Janardhana, salutations to him who is primeval.

41. Namasthe Yoginaam gamya, Yoga vasa namosthuthe,
Gopathe, Sripathe Vishno Namosthesthu Maruthpathe.

Salutations to him to whom Yogis go, Salutations to one in whom Yoga lives,
Lord of cows, Lord of Lakshmi, Oh Lord Vishnu, salutations to the lord of wind.

42. Jagat pathe Jagat Soothe, Namasthe jnaninaam pathe,
Divaspathe Namosthesthu, Namosthesthu Mahipathe.

Lord of the universe, the up-keeper of the world, Salutations to you Lord of wise persons,
Salutations to the Lord of the sky and salutations to the Lord of earth.

43. Namasthe Madhu hanthre cha Namasthe puskarekshana,
Kaidabagna Namosthesthu, Subrahmanya Namosthuthe.

Salutations to killer of Madhu, Salutations to the lotus eyed one,
Salutations to killer of Kaidaba, salutations to Subrhamanya.

44. Namosthu they Mahameena sruthi prushta darachyutha,
Samudhra salila kshobha Padmajahladha Kaarine.

Salutations to the great fish, who carried the Vedas on his back,
Oh Lord who shakes the mountain and sea who creates joy to Goddess Lakshmi.

45. Aswa seersha maha Ghona. Maha purusha Vigraha,
Madhu Kaidaba hanthre cha namasthe thurragaanana.

Oh Lord with horse's head and nose, who has the form of great Purusha,
Oh killer of Madhu and Kaidabha, Salutations to the horse faced one.

46. Maha kamata bhogaaya Pruthwiyudharanaya cha,
Vidhruthadri cha aadhi varahaya viswa roopaye Vedhase.

Oh God in the form of a great tortoise who supported the world,
Salutations to the great turtle who took the form of carrying a mountain.

47. Namo Maha Varahaya Pruthvi udharana kaarine,
Namascha Aadhi Varahaya Viswa roopaya Vedhase.

Salutations to that great boar, who saved the earth,
Salutations to the primeval boar who took the supreme form worshipped by Vedas.

48. Namo ananthaya sookshmaaya, mukhyaya cha varraya cha,
Paramanu swaroopaya yogi gamyaya they nama.

Salutations the endless one who has micro form, who is chief and the chosen,
Salutations to him who assumes the form of an atom who is approached by Yogis.

49. Thasmai nama Kaarana Kaaranaaya,
Yogeendra vrutha nilayaaya suduruvidhaaya,
KsheerarnvasrithaMaha hisu thalpagaaya,
Thubhyam nama kanaka rathna sukundalaaya.

Therefore I salute the cause of the causes,
Who is difficult to understand though he stands among Yogis,
Who sleeps on a great serpent on the ocean of milk,
Salutations to you who wears gem studded gold ear studs.

Phala Sruthi

Sri Vyasa Uvacha: -

50. Ya padech srunuyaadh vaapi kadhaam Kandor Mahathmana,
Vimuktha sarva paapebhyo, swarga lokam cha Gachathi,

He who reads or hears this which was told by the great Kandu,
Would get free of all sins and also go to heaven.

51. Yevam Mayaa Muni sreshta, karma bhoomir udahruthaa,
Moksha kshethram cha paramam devam cha purushothama.

Like this my sage declared in the field where actions take place,
Which is temple of salvation about the divine god who is best among Purushas.

52. Ye Pasyanthi Vibhum sthuvanthi, varadam dhyayanthi mukthi pradam,
Bhakthya Sri Purushothamakhyam ajaram Samsara Dukhapaham.

Those who see that the lord who is the one who blesses and who can give salvation is being praised,
With devotion, that great purusha forever would remove all his sorrows.

53. They Bhukthwaa Manujendra bogam amala swarga cha divyam sukham,
Paschad yaanthi Samastha Dosha Rahithaa Sthanam Harer avyayam.

He would enjoy the pleasures of a king, reach the pure heaven and attain divine pleasure,
And then later attaining a place of no blemishes would reach the place of Hari.

Ithi Sri Brahme Maha Purane Kandopakhyane Sri Kandu krutha
Sri Vishnu Sthuthi sampoornam

This prayer of Vishnu, which was composed by Sri Khandu, occurs in the chapter on teaching of Khandu, in the great Brahma Purana, comes to an end.

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