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Venkatesha astakam

(The octet on Venkatesha)

 

Translated by

 

P.R.Ramachander

 

(I got this great prayer from the web site www.karthikraman.dyndns.org/stotrasamhita/Venkatesha_Ashtakam

.This also has been given in the web site www.prapathi.com  as Venkatesa sthothram from Brahmanda Purana.)

 

1.Venkatesho , Vasudeva, pradhyumno , amitha Vikrama,

Sankarshano  anirudhascha  Seshadri patireva cha.

 

He is Lord of Venkata mountain , son of Vasudeva , Pradhyumna,

The greatly  valorous Sankarshana , Anirudha  and the Lord of Seshadri hills.

 

2.Janardhana , padmanabho , venkatachala vasana,

Srushti Kartha , jagannatho, Madhavo, Bhaktha vathsala.

 

He is one who punishes bad people , one with a lotus on  his belly,

One who lives in  the Venkata mountain, He is the creator ,

Lord of  the universe, Lord of knowledge  and one who is dear to his devotees.

 

3.Govindo , gopathi , Krishna , Kesavo , Garuda dwaja,

Varaho, Vamanaschaiva , Narayana , Adhokshaja

 

He is the chief of cows, Lord of cows, the black one ,

One who gives lustrous body, One with Garuda in his flag,

He is Varaha the boar, Vamana  the dwarf ,

And one in whom all souls reside and one who is  forever victorious.

 

4.Sridara , pundarikaksha , sarva deva sthutho hari,

Sri Narasimho , maha Simha, suthrakara purathana.

 

He is  the one who carries Lakshmi , one with lotus like eyes,

He is  Vishnu prayed by all devas,He is the man lion,

He is the great lion  and the ancient master of all actions.

 

5.Ramanatho mahi bhartha, bhoodhara , purushothama,

Chola puthra Priya santho , brahmadeenaam vara pradha

 

He who is Lord of Rama ,husband of earth ,

One who carries earth , greatest among males,

He is son of Chola , is a dear one , he is peaceful,

And  he is  the giver of  boons to Lord Brahma  and others.

 

6.Srinidhi  sarva bhoothaanaam  bhayakruth , bhaya nasana,

Sri Ramo Ramabhadrascha  bhava bhandhaika mochaka.

 

He who is the treasure of Lakshmi , and one who creates fear

He also destroys fear among all beings, He is Rama,

He is  Rama who ensures safety   and  also one who cuts off the ties with birth

 

7.Bhuthavaso girivasa , srinivasa , sriya pathi,

Achyuthanantha  govindo  vishnur venkata nayaka

 

He  lives in all beings . lives on a mountain , Lives with Lakshmi

He is the consort of LakshmiHe is one cannot be destroyed,

He is one who does not have limits , who is Vishnu and the Lord of Venkata hills

 

8.Sarva devaika saranam , sarva devaika  daivatham,

Samastha deva kavacham , sarva deva shikamani

 

He is the refuge of all devas  and who is the God of all devas,

He is the protection of all devas  and he is the most superior among the devas.

 

Phala sruthi

(Effect of reading)

 

9.Ithidham keerthitham  yasya  Vishnor amitha thejasa,

Trikala ya paden nithyam  papam thasya na vidhyathe.

 

This is the song of the great glory of Lord Vishnu,

And if this is read  by one at dawn, noon and dusk ,

All his sins  would  not remain.

 

10.Rajadware padeth ghore  sangrame  ripu sankate,

Bhootha  sarpa  pisachdhi bhayam  nasthi kadachana.

 

There will be  no fear in the gates of the palace ,

In Fierce war  when the enemies are troubling,

And  when troubles  are caused by ghosts , serpents and devils.

 

11.Aputhro labhathe  puthraan , nirdhano dhanavan bhyaveth,

Rogartho muchyathe rogath,  bhadho muchyathe bhandanath.

 

The sonless one will get son, The money less will get money,

The one suffering from disease would get cured,

And the one who is in the prison  would be set free.

 

12.Yadya adhi ishtathamam loke  thathat praponathya asamsaya,

Aiswaryam, raja sanmanam , bhukthi , mukthi phala pradham.

 

Whatever one desires most in the world , would  without doubt would be fulfilled,

And results like wealth, honour by kings, pleasures , and salvation would be attained.

 

13.Vishnor lokaika sopanam  sarva dukhaika nasanam,

Sarva iswarya pradham  nirnaam  sarva mamgala karaka,

 

This is the stair case to the world of Vishnu  and destroyer of all sorrows,

It results in all sorts of wealth  and results in all auspicious things.

 

14.Mayavi paramandam  thyakththwa vaikunda muthamam,

Swami pushkarani theere ramaya saha modhathe.

 

One will leave the illusory happiness  and reach the great Vaikunda, the land of Vishnu,

If one prays the Lord with Lakshmni in the banks of the sacred tank of the God.

 

15.Kalyanadbhutha gathraya  , kamithartha pradhayine,

Srimad Venkata nadhaya , Srinivasaya mangalam.

 

Oh God who has a wonderful form giving rise to good,

Oh God who gives all the wealth one desires for,

Oh God who  is the Lord of the Venkata hills,

And Oh God  in whom Lakshmi lives, let there be good.

 

Ithi  Sri Brahmanda purane , Brahma-Narada SAmvadhe , Venkata giri Mahatmye,

Srimad Venkatesha stotram sampoornam

 

Thus ends the prayer addressed to Lord Venkatesa, which occurs in  the chapter4 on “ Greatness  of tha Venkata mountain”, which occurs in the midst of  the discussion between Lord Brahma and sage Narada  which occurs in Brahmanda Purana.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


||iti śrībrahmāṇḍapurāṇē brahmanāradasaṃvādē vēṅkaṭagirimāhātmyē śrīmadvēṅkaṭēśastōtraṃ sampūrṇam||