Go To The Home Page

Asitha  krutha Shiva stotram



Sage Asitha


Translated by



( 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.