• Shiva Akshara Mala Stotram
  • Ramanathashtakam

    (The octet addressed toRamanatha)

     

    By

    Sri Rama

     

    Translated by

    P.R.Ramachander

     

    (Ramanatha , the God of Rameswaram is supposed to be installed by Lord Rama after the war. But Valmiki Ramayana does not refer to this butindicates its installation before crossing the sea.)

     

    1.Sri Gajajinamsoola kapala paninam,

    Jata dharmChandra kalavathamsam,

    Umapathim Kala kalamtrinethram,

    Sri Ramanatham SirasaNamami.

     

    I salute with my head that Ramanatha,

    Clothed in elephant hide and holding skull and trident in his†† hands,

    Who sports matted tuft and who wears†† the crescent of moon,

    Who is consort of Uma, who killed of God of death and has three eyes.

     

    2,SAmastha papa kshaya†† divya namam,

    Prapanna Samsara†† gathoushadham thwam,

    Nama jjanaaabheeshta†† varapradham cha,

    Sri Ramanatham SirasaNamami.

     

    I salute with my headthat Ramanatha,

    You havea divine name removing allsins,

    You are the medicine which removes the ills of life of those†† who surrender to you,

    And also satisfyall desires of those who salute you.

     

    3.SambhamPravalendhusila samabham,

    Jata alankrutha Chandra moulim,

    Dig bheetha vaso vasanam varenyam,

    Sri Ramanatham SirasaNamami.

     

    I salute with my headthat Ramanatha,

    Who is with Amba , who has pretty hairwho appears likethe piece of moon,

    Who decorates himselfprettymoon on his matted hair , who is pretty†† head gear,

    And who wears an apparel which makesall directions scared and who is the best.

     

    4.Pura thraya dwamsana theevra Banam,

    Kamanga samharakapala nethram,

    SAndarsana thwa sthalamastha paapam,

    Sri Ramanatham SirasaNamami.

     

    I salute with my headthat Ramanatha,

    Whois the fierce arrow which destroyed the three cities,

    Who has an eye in the forehead†† which killed the God of love,

    And by visiting whose place†† all sinsare destroyed.

     

    5.BHavandha karograha††† basthi mantham,

    SAmsarakantharamahadavagnim,

    Manoradha poorna kalamegam,

    Sri Ramanatham SirasaNamami.

     

    I salute with my headthat Ramanatha,

    Whois the one who saves one fromdark prisonoffate,

    Who is the great fire that would†† burn the world,

    And who is†† the black cloud fulfilling mindís desires.

     

    6.Seethamsu vakthram†† smithachandrikadyam,

    Kapalamalodu ganapracharam,

    AAsambharamvyomathanummahantham.

    Sri Ramanatham SirasaNamami.

     

    I salute with my headthat Ramanatha,

    Who has a facelike the cool moon , who is like the smiling moon,

    Who wears the skull garland ,who supports†† the lord of the stars,

    Who wears desirable apparel , whose body is the sky and who is great.

     

    7.Surasrua jyeshta, surendra vandhyam,

    Surasurothbhasurabhoosuradyam,

    Surabha gashobhitha†† sekaram thwam,

    Sri Ramanatham SirasaNamami.

     

    I salute with my headthat Ramanatha,

    Who is the†† eldest among devas and asuras, who is saluted by king of devas,

    Who shines as the noblest†† among the devas, asuras and Brahmins,

    Who is honoured by devas†† and who has a shining crest.

     

    8.Sethor madhyeparvathagre†† pavithre,

    Gauryasakam†† brajamanam mahesam,

    Jyothi roopam, Chandrasuryagni nethram,

    Sri Ramanatham SirasaNamami.

     

    I salute with my headthat Ramanatha,

    Who in the middle of Sethu†† on the holy mountain top,

    Andwho along with Parvathi†† shines and is the greatest God,

    Who has a shining form and has sun, moon and fire as eyes.

     

    9.Ramenaivam samsthutho Ramanadha ,

    Prathur bhootho ling madhyath bhavanya,

    Drushtwa Rudram Raghava poorna Kama,

    Nathvaa , sthuthvaprarthayaamasa Shambhum.

     

    When Ramanadha†† was praisedlike this by Rama,

    Hequickly appeared before him along with Bhavaniin the middle of the linga,

    And after seeing lord Shiva, Raghava whose†† desire was fulfilled,

    aAlutated him, praised him†† andprayedthat God Shambhu.