Shiva Stotram [Asitha Krutha]

Asitha Krutha Shiva Stotram
By Sage Asitha
Translated by P. R. Ramachander

[This is one of those rare stotras that promises marriage to a man who is not married.]

1. Jagat guro Namathubhyam, sivaya sivadhaya cha,
Yogeendraanaam cha Yogeendra gurunaam Gurava nama

Salutations to the teacher of the universe,
And also to Shiva and the family of Shiva,
Salutations to the king of Yogis and the,
Teacher of the teacher of the king of Yogis.

2. Mruthyor Mruthyu swaroopena, mruthyu samsara ghandana,
Mruthyor eesa, mruthyu bheeja, mruthyunjaya namosthuthe.

Salutation to the death, the form of death,
The one who destroys death in this world,
God of death, root of death, and the victor of death.

3. Kala roopam, kalayathaam Kala kalesa Karana,
Kalad atheetha kalastha Kala Kala namosthuthe.

Salutations to one who has the form of death,
To the death of God of death, the cause,
Of the God of death, one who is beyond death,
One who determines death and is the death of death.

4. Gunatheetha Gunaadhaara Gunabheeja Gunathmaka,
Guneesa guninaam Bheeja Guninaam gurava nama.

Salutations to one who is beyond virtue, the basis of virtue,
The root of virtue, the soul of virtue, the Lord of virtue,
The cause of virtuous people and the teacher of virtuous people.

5. Brahma swaroopa Brahmagna Brahma bhave cha thath paraa,
Brahma bheeja swaroopena, Brahma bheeja Namosthuthe

Salutations to him who has the form of Brahma, the knower of Brahma,
The one who looks for Brahmam and is completely engaged in it,
The form of the root of Brahma and the root of Brahma.

6. Asithena kruthamn stotram, Bhakthi yukthascha ya padeth,
Varshameka, havishyaasi Sankarasya mahathmana,

If this prayer composed by Asitha is read with utmost devotion,
Within a year he would become fit to be a great devotee of Lord Shiva.

7. Sa labheth vaishnavam puthram, jnaninam chiramjeevinam,
Daridhro Dhanamaapnothi, Mooko bhavathi panditha

He would get a very great son, who would live long and be intelligent,
The poor one would earn money and the dumb one would become a learned man.

8. Abharyo labeth BHaryaam, susheelaam cha pathivruthaam,
Iha loke sukham bhukthwa yathyanthe Shiva sannidhim

One who does not have a wife would get a wife,
Who is virtuous and of good character,
And after enjoying pleasures in this world,
At the end he would reach the presence of Lord Shiva.

9. Idham stotram puraa datham Brahmana cha prachethase,
Prachethsothamam datham swa puthra yaasithaya hi.

This prayer was in ancient times given by Lord Brahma to Prachethas,
And Prachethas himself gave this to his son Asitha.