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Friday, July 24, 2015

sree Ramachandraashtakam



॥श्रीरामचन्द्राष्टकम्॥
सुग्रीवमित्रम् परमम् पवित्रम् सीताकळत्रम् नवमेघगात्रम्।
कारुण्यपात्रम् शतपत्रनेत्रम् श्रीरामचन्द्रम् सततम् नमामि॥१
संसारसारम् निगमप्रचारम् धर्म्मावतारम् हृतभूमिभारम्।
सदानिर्व्विकारम् सुखसिन्धुसारम् श्रीरामचन्द्रम् सततम् नमामि॥२
लक्ष्मीविलासम् जगताम् निवासम् भूदेववासम् शरदिन्दुहासम्।
लङ्काविनाशम् भुवनप्रकाशम् श्रीरामचन्द्रम् सततम् नमामि॥३
मन्दारमालम् वचने रसालम् गुणैर्विशालम् हृतसप्ततालम्।
क्रव्यादकालम् सुरलोकपालम् श्रीरामचन्द्रम् सततम् नमामि॥४
श्यामाभिरामम् नयनाभिरामम् गुणाभिरामम् वचनाभिरामम्।
विश्वप्रणामम् कृतभक्तकामम् श्रीरामचन्द्रम् सततम् नमामि॥५
वेदान्तवेद्यम् सकलैश्च मान्यम् हृतारिमानम् क्रतुषु प्रधानम्।
गजेन्द्रपालम् विगताभिमानम् श्रीरामचन्द्रम् सततम् नमामि॥६
लीलाशरीरम् रणरङ्गधीरम् विश्वैकवीरम् रघुवंशधीरम्।
गंभीरनादम् जितसर्व्ववादम् श्रीरामचन्द्रम् सततम् नमामि॥७
अघेऽतिभीतम् सुजने विनीतम् तमोविहीनम् मनुवंशदीपम्।
ताराप्रगीतम् व्यसने च मित्रम् श्रीरामचन्द्रम् सततम् नमामि॥८
रामचन्द्राष्टकम् पुण्यम् प्रातरुत्थाय यः पठेत्।
कोटिजन्मकृतम् तस्य पापम् सद्यो विनश्यति॥९
||śrīrāmacandrāṣṭakam||
sugrīvamitram paramam pavitram sītākaḻatram navameghagātram|
kāruṇyapātram śatapatranetram śrīrāmacandram satatam namāmi||1
saṁsārasāram nigamapracāram dharmmāvatāram hṛtabhūmibhāram|
sadānirvvikāram sukhasindhusāram śrīrāmacandram satatam namāmi||2
lakṣmīvilāsam jagatām nivāsam bhūdevavāsam śaradinduhāsam|
laṅkāvināśam bhuvanaprakāśam śrīrāmacandram satatam namāmi||3
mandāramālam vacane rasālam guṇairviśālam hṛtasaptatālam|
kravyādakālam suralokapālam śrīrāmacandram satatam namāmi||4
śyāmābhirāmam nayanābhirāmam guṇābhirāmam vacanābhirāmam|
viśvapraṇāmam kṛtabhaktakāmam śrīrāmacandram satatam namāmi||5
vedāntavedyam sakalaiśca mānyam hṛtārimānam kratuṣu pradhānam|
gajendrapālam vigatābhimānam śrīrāmacandram satatam namāmi||6
līlāśarīram raṇaraṅgadhīram viśvaikavīram raghuvaṁśadhīram|
gaṁbhīranādam jitasarvvavādam śrīrāmacandram satatam namāmi||7
aghe'tibhītam sujane vinītam tamovihīnam manuvaṁśadīpam|
tārāpragītam vyasane ca mitram śrīrāmacandram satatam namāmi||8
rāmacandrāṣṭakam puṇyam prātarutthāya yaḥ paṭhet|
koṭijanmakṛtam tasya pāpam sadyo vinaśyati||9
Free Translation of Ramachandraashtakam
1. I offer my pranams with uninterrupted devotion to Lord Ramachandra
Who is the friend of Sugriva,
Who is the Supreme being,
Who is immaculately pure,
Who is having Mata Sita as his consort,
Whose body shines with the hue of a fresh black cloud,
Who is the receptacle of boundless compassion,
Who is having beautiful eyes resembling the petals of a lotus
2. I offer my pranams with uninterrupted devotion to Lord Ramachandra
Who is the quintessential substance of all that exists in this world,
Who is praised in Vedas,
Who is the embodiment of virtue or Dharma ,
Who has taken awy the weighty bulk of evil from the earth,
Who is not subjected to any debilitating emotions,
Who is the essence of our well being in the ocean of worldly existence.
3. I offer my pranams with uninterrupted devotion to Lord Ramachandra
Who is having the Goddess of Wealth Lakshmi present along with Him wherever He is,
Who is the ultimate refuge and resting place for the whole Universe,
Who is residing on this earth as a God,
Who smiles like the full moon of autumn,
Who annihilated Lanka,
Who is the beaconlight for the whole world,
4. I offer my pranams with uninterrupted devotion to Lord Ramachandra
Who is wearing a garland made of Mandaara flowers,
Whose words are as sweet and juices of sugarcane or fruits,
Who is very generous by nature, Who uprooted the Seven Sala trees,
Who appeared as god of death himself to demons,
Who is the protector of the world of celestials..
5. I offer my pranams with uninterrupted devotion to Lord Ramachandra
Who shines forth in his attractive dark form,
Whose form is a feast to the eyes that see Him,
Who is attracts everyone to Him through His sterling qualities,
Whose words are ever so attractive,
Who is the one before whom the whole worlds surrenders in prostraction, Who fulfills the desires of all His devotees,
6. I offer my pranams with uninterrupted devotion to Lord Ramachandra
Who is understood through study of Vedanta Philosophy,
Who is respected by all,
Who shatters the boastfulness and arrogance of His enemies,
Who is invoked as the primal deity in Yajnas,
Who is the protector of the elephant king Gajendra,
Who is bereft of pride and is ever so humble
7. I offer my pranams with uninterrupted devotion to Lord Ramachandra
Who is manifest in human body as if by sport,
Who is fearless in the battlefield,
Who the foremost among the valiant people in the whole world,
Who is the brave progeny of the clan of Raghus,
Whose voice is very commanding,
Who is capable of emerging as victor in all debates and discussions.
8. I offer my pranams with uninterrupted devotion to Lord Ramachandra
Who is very much afraid and careful about committing any sins,
Who is very humble and solicitous to good people,
Who is bereft of any darkness of mind and thought,
Who is the beaconlight of the clan of Manu,
Who is praised by songs by Thaara,
Who is a faithful friend for those in agony.
9. Whosoever recites of reads this octet on Ramachanra, keeping awake early in the morning, will have all his sins incurred over crores of lives removed instantly..