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Shivakama Sundari Ashtakam

 

By

 

Sage Vyagrapada

 

Translated by

 

P.R.Ramachander

 

(Shivakama Sundari is the Goddess Presiding besides Lord Nataraja in Chidambaram temple , This octet written by sage Vyagra pada(sage with a fet of a tiger)  who  praises her.)

 

1.Pundareeka pura Madhya vasinim,

Nrutha raja saha dhgarminim,

Adhri raja thanayaam,

Dhine dhine chinthayami Shivakama Sundarim.

 

I daily  think  of  the Shivakama Sundari,

Who lives in the middle of the town of   lotus flowers,

Who is the wedded wife of the king of dancers,

And who is the daughter of the king of mountains.

 

2.Brahma Vishnu dhama deva poojitham,

Bahu sreepadma  suka  vathsa Shobitham

Bahuleya kalapana nathmajam,

Dhine dhine chinthayami Shivakama Sundarim.

 

I daily  think  of  the Shivakama Sundari,

Who is worshipped by devas in the worlds of Brahma and Vishnu,

Who holds in her hands lotus and a parrot

And who shines holding  the prattling Lord Subramanya  as her son

 

3.Veda seersha vinutha aathma vaibhavam,

Vanchithartha  phala dhana thathparam,

Vyasa soonu mukhathaparchitham,

Dhine dhine Chinthayami Shivakama sundarim

 

I daily  think  of  the Shivakama Sundari,

Whose  greatness is sung by the head of the Vedas,

Who is interested in fulfilling desires of devotees,

And who is worshipped by sages like Shuka Brahmam.

 

4.Shodasarna para devatham Umam,

Pancha Bana anisa yothbhava Veshanaam,

Parijatha tharu moola Mandapam,

Dhine dhine Chinthayami Shivakama sundarim

 

I daily  think  of  the Shivakama Sundari,

Who is Goddess Uma who is sixteen years old,

Who brought back to life,  Manmatha who had five arrows,

And who lives in the Prayer hall above roots of Parijata tree.

 

5.Viswayonim amalam Anuthamam,

Vag vilasa phaladham  vichakshanam,

Vari vaha sadhrusa lambaram,

Dhine dhine Chinthayami Shivakama sundarim

 

I daily  think  of  the Shivakama Sundari,

Who is the pure incomparable mother of universe,

Whose words are always true  , who is intelligent,

And who has flowing hair comparable to rich black clouds.

 

6.Nandikesa vinutha athma vaibhavam ,

Swa namamanthu japakruth sukha pradam,

Nasa heena pathatham , nadeswarim,

Dhine dhine Chinthayami Shivakama sundarim

 

I daily  think  of  the Shivakama Sundari,

Who is saluted by Nandi deva  due to her greatness,

Who makes life pleasant  to those who chant her names,

And saves her devotees from destruction and is the goddess of dance.

 

7.Some surya hutha bukthabhir lochanam ,

Sarva mohna kareem  sudheedinaam,

Thri  varga  paramathma  soukhythaam,

Dhine dhine Chinthayami Shivakama sundarim

 

I daily  think  of  the Shivakama Sundari,

Who has sun, moon  and fire as her eyes,

Who attracts every one and blesses with good intelligence,

Who is above the three states of Dharma, wealth and salvation

And grants one with divine  pleasures.

 

8.Pundareeka charana rishina krutham stotram,

Yethath anwaham padanthi ye ,

Pundareeka pura nayikam ambikam,

Ya drushtim akilam maheswari.

 

If one reads always without fail this prayer,

Composed by  the Vyagrapada  sage,

That Goddess who is the queen of the city of Lord Shiva,

Would see them with kindness and fulfill their wishes,