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Balarama  Sthava  Raja

 

Translated    by

P.R.Ramachander

 

(The  stotra is taken from Garga Samhitha and is addressed to Balarama incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Lord Balarama was the Guru  of  Duryodhana. The  stotra in DEvanagari is available in

http://www.docstoc.com/docs/122158057/Sri-Balabhadra-Stavarajam---Garga-Samhita. I have already translated a Balarama Kavacham  , which is available in http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/k53.htm)

 

Duryodhana Uvacha:-

Stotram  Baladevasya  prangvipaka  maha mune,

Vadha maam krupayaa  Saakshaath  sarva sidhi pradaayakam

 

Duryodhana said:-

Oh great sage  Prangvipaka ,  please   tell me  the prayer  addressed to  Balarama,

Which really    leads us  truly to  realization of all  powers.

 

Prangvipaka   Uvacha:-

Sthavarajam thu Ramasya  Veda Vyasa   krutham Shubham,

SArva sidhi pradham rajagna  srunu kaivalyadhaam nrunaam.

 

Prangavipaka said:-

The king of prayers addressed to Balarama  whivh was composed by Veda Vyasa,

Would  get   you all occult powers and so king hear that   so that you get   salvation at the end.

 

Stotra

1.DEvadhi deva bhagavan kamapala   namosthuthe,

Namo ananthaya   seshaya  sakshad Ramaya    they nama.

 

1.Salutations to the god of gods who fulfills our wishes ,

Salutations to Anantha  and Adhi seasha who  , salutations  to    Balarama himself.

 

2.Dharadharaya  poornaaya  swadhamne seera paanaye,

SAhasra sirase   nithyam nama sankarshanaaya they

 

I salute you daily  Oh SAnkarshana ,  who  lifts the earth  ,who is complete

Who is self powered , who holds a plough and has thousand heads.

 

 

3.Revathi Ramana thwam Baladevaa achyuthaagraja,

Halayudha pralambhagna  pahi maam Purushothama

 

Please protect me  Oh Purushothama, who is   darling of Revathi.

You are  Baladeva , elder  brother of Krishna , holder  of plough and killer  of Pralambha.

 

4.Balaya bala bhadraya thalaangaya   namo nama,

Neelambaraya gouraya Rouhineyaya  they nama

 

Salutations to the strong one , Balarama, and one having auspicious marks,

Salutations to the white coloured one   who wears   blue cloths   and one born in star   Rohini.

 

5.Dhenukarir srushtikari kutarir balvalanthaka ,

Rugmayari koopakarnari  Khumbandaris thvameva  hi

You are the enemy of Dhenuka , the creator, one who holds an axe and killer of Balwala,

You are the killer of Rugmi , Koopakarna and Khumbanda.

 

6.Kalindhi bhedanosi  thwam Hasthinapura karshaka,

Dhavividharir Yadhavendro Vruja mandala mandana

 

You are the  one who caused   flow of river Yamuna  and one who vexed Hasthinapura,

You are the killer of Dwividha , king of Yadavas , one who shined   in the land  of Vruja

 

7.Kamsa brathrur prahanthosi Theertha yathra kara   Prabhu,

Duryuodhana  guru saakshath  pahi pahi prabho thwatha.

 

You  are the killer  of brother of Kamsa , and the lord who goes to  Pilgrimages,

You are  the Guru of Duryodhana  and so please   protectme.

 

 

8.Jaya jayachyutha deva  parathpara –swayam  anantha digantha  gatha srutha,

Sura muneendra phaneendra  varaya they –musaline baline halane nama.

 

Hail , hail  The God Achyutha   who is divine among divines ,

Who is well known and famous all over the world as Anantha,

The devas    and great sages     are   your devotees, oh  king of snakes,

Salutations to him   who holds a club  , who is strong   and holds a plough

 

Phala Sruthi

Ya padeth sathatham  sthavanam nara –sa thu hare paramam padamaavrajeth,

Jagadhi sarva balam thwari  mardanam –bhavathi thasya dhanam swajanam dhanam

 

Ithi Sri Garga samhithaayaam Bala Badra khande Bala Bhadra   sthava raja   sampoornam.

 

Results of reading it

If man reads this    always ,

He    would march towards      the feet of Lord Hari,

He would get all strength in the world to fight   with his enemies,

He would  have all the wealth of his people as his.

 

Thus ends     the king of prayers addressed    to Bala Rama ,

Which occurs in  Garga Samhitha   in the chapter  on Bala Bhadra.