Sunday, August 31, 2008

Bhavani Ashtakam and its Translation


Na Taato Na Maata Na Bandhur Na Daata,


Na putro Na putri Na Bhrityo Na Bharta


Na Jaaya Na Vidya Na Vriteermameva,


Gatistvam Gatistvam Twameka Bhavani



Bhavadbhavapaarey Mahadukha Bheeruhu,


Prapaata Prakaami Pralobhi Pramatah


KuSansaara Paasha Prabhadha Sadaham


Gatistvam Gatistvam Twameka Bhavani



Na Jaanami Tadam Na Jattyam Neyogam


Na Janaami Tantram Na Jatto Tranantram


Na Janaami Pujam Na Jattyam Seyogam


Gatistvam Gatistvam Twameka Bhavani



Na Jaanami Punyam, Na Jaanami Theertham,


Na Jaanami Mutkeem, Layam Vaa Kadachit


Na Jaanami Bhatkeem, Vratam Vaapi Maatah,


Gatistvam Gatistvam Twameka Bhavani



Kukarmi, Kusangi, Ku buddhi, Kudasah,


Kulaacharaheenah Kadachaaraleenah!


Kudrushtih, Kuvaakya Prabandah Sadaham


Gatistvam Gatistvam Twameka Bhavani !!




Prajesham, Ramesham, Mahesham, Suresham,


Dinesham Nishiteshwaram Va Kadachit


Na Jaanami Chaanyat Sadaham Sharanye'


Gatistvam Gatistvam Twameka Bhavani !!




Divaadey, Vishadey, Pramadhey, Pravaasey


Jaale Chaanalay, Parvatey, Shatrumadhyae'


Aranye' Sharanye' Sada Maa Prapahi


Gatistvam Gatistvam Twameka Bhavani !!







Anartho Daridro Jara Rogayukto,

Mahashkeena Deenah Sada JadyaVaktrah

Vipatto Pravishtah Pranashtah Sadaham,

Gatistvam Gatistvam Twameka Bhavani !!











Jai Maa Bhavani











Bhavani Ashtakam


A Prayer to Mother Divine, Bhavani: these sacred sanskrit 8 Stanza prayers were written by Sri Aadi Shankaracharya, composed in a high state of devotion and bliss to uplift the devotees.



Translation


O Mother Divine!

Father, Mother, Husband, Wife, Children and Friends

none of these are eternally mine .

Knowledge, intellect, mind and will power are also not eternal.

O Mother of the universe- You are my only saviour, My eternal refuge



I have fallen in the ocean of birth and death, and I fear their sorrows.

I am trapped by my ego with its countless desires, greed, pride and lust.

O Mother of the universe- You are my only saviour, my eternal refuge.




O Mother of the universe - I do not know how to come close to you.

I do not know any form of worship. Help me,
O Mother Divine- You are my only saviour, my eternal refuge.



I do not know how to be righteous or find your abode.

I do not know how to achieve freedom by dissolving my ego.

I am devoid and surrender. I am not strong enough to make any vow.

O Mother of the universe- You are my saviour, my eternal refuge

My mind is always engaged in worthless thoughts and actions.

My Intellect has become dull, enslaved by old habits.

I am unable to behave honourably and my intentions are unique.

My speech becomes harsh and hurting. Save me,

O Mother of the universe - You are my only saviour, my eternal refuge



I do not Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva, Indra, Surya and Chandra,

or any other divinities.

You are known for your compassion-

O Mother of the universe, You are my only saviour, my eternal refuge



O compassionate Mother, protect me wherever I am and with whomever I am

with in pleasure and in distress.

O Mother of the universe - You are my only saviour, my eternal refuge



O Mother, I feel like an orphan on this Earth,

powerless and without inner wealth, deluded by ignorance

and unable to see the light of truth.

O Mother of the universe - You are my only saviour, my eternal refuge


Jai Maa Bhavani












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