Sabareeswara Ashtakam - Sani Badhaa Vimochana
[Octet addressed to Lord of Sabari for removal of problems due to Saturn]
Translated by P. R. Ramachander
[Lord Ayyappa, Lord Hanuman and Lord Venkateswara are the Gods to be addressed when we are suffering due to problems created by Lord Saturn. Here is a specific prayer addressed to Lord Ayyappa requesting him to destroy the problems created by Lord Saturn.]
1. Sani Bhadha Vinasaya, ghora santhapa haarine,
Kanana Vaasaya, Bhoothanadhaye they nama,
My salutations to Lord of Bhoothas (beings?) who lives in the forest,
Who destroys problems created by Saturn and who destroys great sorrows.
2. Daridrya Jathan Rogadheen Budhi mandhyadhi sankataan,
Kshipram nasaya hey Deva Sani Bhadha Vinasaka.
With great speed destroy problems due to poverty, diseases and mental retardation,
Oh God who destroys the problems created by planet Saturn.
3. Bhootha Badha, Maha Dukha aadhya nivartheen eesa mam,
Palaya thwam Maha baho, Sarva Dukha vinasaka.
Oh My God, get rid of the problems due to ghosts and great sorrow,
And protect me, Oh Valorous one who destroys all sorrows.
4. Avaachyaani maha dukhaan anyameyani nirantharam,
Sambhavanthi duranbthani thani nasaya may Prabho.
Please drive away permanently those great sorrows which cannot be spoken about,
And Oh Lord also destroy all those miseries which are likely to happen.
5.. Maya mohaaan ananthaani sarvaani Karunakara,
Dhooree kuru sadaa Bhaktha Hrudayaananda Dhayaka.
Oh merciful one, take away to a great distance the endless,
Desires created by illusion, Oh God who gives happiness to hearts of devotees.
6. Aneka Janma sambhoothaan paapan guheswara,
Choornee kuru, Krupa sindho, sindhuja kantha santhathe.
Oh God of the caves, make in to powder sins accumulated,
Over several births, Oh ocean of mercy, Oh Lord of the river born.
7. Unmathoth bhootha santhapa agaadha krupaan maheswara,
Hasthavalambam Dathwa maam, raksha raksha sanaischara.
Oh great God drive away the great sorrow created by madness and ghosts,
Give me a hand of support and protect, protect me, Oh slow moving one.
8. Dehi may Budhi Vaisishtyam, Dehi may nithya Youanam,
Dehi may Paramandam Deva deva Jagat pathe.
Give me superiority in intelligence, Give me never ending youthfulness,
Give me divine joy, Oh God of devas and the Lord of the Universe.