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Śivastotram

I sing praise of Śaṅkara, Who is the abode of mercy, Who is the abode of Śivā (Pārvatī), Who is known as Kālabhairava, Who is bliss, Who is adored by Death, Who is the abode of auspiciousness, Who relieves from the clutches of tough luck, Who meditates on Ādiśakti (Kālī), and Who lured Śivā and Satī (with His charms).[1]

I sing praise of Śaṅkara, Who is the abode of mercy, Who is the abode of Śivā, Who is decorated by headless bodies and skulls (as Gaṇa), Who slays the Kāmadeva’s pride, Who possesses ash, ghosts, king of snakes and a lion𔃏s skin, Who forgives the fault of devotees, and Who always absolves the devotees from metempsychosis.[2]

I sing praise of Śaṅkara, Who is the abode of mercy, Who is the abode of Śivā, Who holds the pure flow from Gaṅgā in hair, Who is Digambara, Who has the king of night (Moon) adorned in the middle of His head, Who is the great Lord, and Who is the leader of monodent, Daṇḍa, skulls, skin, bull (Nandī) and Gaṇeśa.[3]

I sing praise of Śaṅkara, Who is the abode of mercy, Who is the abode of Śivā, Who has earring and garland of snakes, Who is the Lord of Śivā, Who has a snake as Upavīta (sacred thread), Who is the Lord of demi-gods, Who destroyed the Kālakūṭa poison1, and Who protects the whole world.[4]

I sing praise of Śaṅkara, Who is the abode of mercy, Who is the abode of Śivā, Who bestows all the wishes of ours, Who is the king of the arrows of Kāma (essentially beyond them), Who is resplendent like millions of sun, Who harasses the grief of the three-worlds, Who is beautiful, Who is known as Hara, and Who provides the power of Mantra and Tantra.[5]

I sing praise of Śaṅkara, Who is the abode of mercy, Who is the abode of Śivā, Who is the revered ruler of the world, Who has the knowledge of past, present and future, Who destroyed the sacrifice of Dakṣa, Who absolves using the chant of Mukunda (in Kāśī),2 Who destroys evils and worries, and Who has blooming lotus-like eyes.[6]

I sing praise of Śaṅkara, Who is the abode of mercy, Who is the abode of Śivā, Who is Bhūtanātha, Who pleases the ghosts, Who is served with Bhāṅga and ashes, Who adorns the home of snow (Mount Kailāsa), Who is powerful, Who has blood-red lips, and Who has snake-ornaments in ears.[7]

I sing praise of Śaṅkara, Who is the abode of mercy, Who is the abode of Śivā, Who destroys the world in the end, Who is adored by the three-worlds, Who was not won by Dakṣa, Kāmadeva (Manmatha) or Andhakāsura, Who is the support of mercy and art, Who has moon at the crest, Who ends the world, and Who is beyond mercy and compassion.[8]

O Yakṣa, Who is the consort of slayer of Śumbha (i.e., Pārvatī), Who has lotus-eyes, Who has a snake garland, Who protects bliss and righteousness, Who nurtures the world, Who destroys pain and grief of poor, Who is immortal and never ages, Who swallows grief, Who is deft in giving, and Who is beyond the earth! Protect me.[9]

Footnotes:

1 The poison that emerged out of ocean-churning, during the incarnation of Kūrma, is known as Kālakūṭa.

2 It is said that Śiva whispers a Rāmamantra in the ears of person dying in Kāśī to absolve them. Death in Kāśī is supposed to absolve metempsychosis.

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Poet: Animeṣa

Book: Stutimaṇḍalasaṅkalana

Translator: Animesh Kumar

Submitter: Animesh Kumar

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