Vata vitapi samipee bhoomi bhage nishannam,
Sakala muni janaanaan Jnana dadaramarath,
Tribhuvana guru meesam , dakshinamurthi devam,
Jana mara dukha cheda daksham namami.
Sitting on the earth near the banyan tree ,
Giving Jnana to all the sages is the God,
Who is teacher of all the three worlds,
Who cuts off ties of brth and death and I bow before him.
Raga Thodi Thala Triputa
Dakshinamurthim bhaja re manasa,
Sri Dakshinamurthim Bhaja re
Oh Man sing about Dakshinamurtyhi,
Sing about the Dakshinamurthi
Rakshitha jagathrayam, vata moola vasinam
He who protects all the three worlds ,
He who lives near the root of Banyan tree
Sanakadhi yogi jana samsaya bhedhinam,
Mouna vyakhyanena prakatitha para thathwam,
Amitha vibhava yutha Sundara vigraham,
Akhila jagat gurum Subrahmanya vinutham
He who removes the doubts of great sages like Sanaka,
He who explains in silence the divine principles.,
He who is very pretty with more auspicious aspects,
He who is the teacher of all the world ,
He who is praised by Lord Subrahmanya.
1.Bhajare Manasa guru moorthim,
Bhaja re Dakshinamurthim
1,Oh mind sing the name of Guru moorthi
Sing the names of Dakshinamurthi
2.Dakshinamurthe maam pahi
Sambho Sankara Maam pahi
Please protect me Oh Dakshinamurthi,
Please protect me Oh Shambu, Oh Sankara
3.Dakshinamurthe Deena dayalo,
Dayaya mamava deva krupalo
Oh Dakshimurthy who is merciful to the suffering ones,
Please show me you mercy , Oh God.
1.Agnanantharka gahana pathithaan,
Athma vidhyopadesai ,
Trathum lokaan bhavadhavasigaa thapa papasyamaanaan
Mukthwa mounam vata vitapino mooladho nishpadanthi,
Shambhor moorthischarathi bhuvane sankarachayaroopa.
He who teaches the knowledge of the soul,
To those who have fallen deep inside ignorance,
He who saves people who see the sorrow and pain,
Caused by the birth and death process,
Is Shankara, who walks in the path of Lord Shiva in this world.
2,Kaladiyil avatharitha karunai perum kadale-nin,
Kaladiye thanjamendru kalam kazhikkalanen,
Kala bhayam therthu kadukiye vandhu endhan,
Kaladi oyum munne , nin kaladi cherppaye.
Oh, ocean of mercy who was born in kaladi.,
I have started spending my time under your feet,
Knowing that your feet is my protection,
And so before my feet become tired,
Please make me join your sacred feet.
Thiru kumaranay avatharithar,
Thiru kayilai agandru Shiva Guru Aryambal
Leaving the sacred Kailasa mountains,
He was born as the son of Shivaguru and Aryambal.
Irukkumudhal chatur maraigal thazhaikka sakala,
Jagat guruve , Sankara jaya jaya yendeu azhaikka.
Oh teacher of the world , you were born,
To protect and help grow all the four Vedas,
And were greeted with “Victory to Sankara, victory to Sankara”
Nasthika panju malaikku Chooravali yena,
Narargal idhaya irul aara , ezhu chudarena,
Aasthika madha ppayir chezhikka , ezhu mukil yena,
Aadhi andhamilladha shivan kaladiyil , anthana,
Like a cyclone to sweep away the cotton mountain of atheism,
He was born like a rising sun to remove darkness of mind of people,
And like a rising moon to help grow the crop of theists,
In the feet of Lord Shiva which has neither end nor beginning.
1.Sankara Guro , Jaya Sankara Guro,
Shan matha sthapaka , Sankara guro
The teacher Sankara, victory to teacher Sankara,
The teacher Sankara who established six religious sections.
2.Kaladiyil udhitha Sankara guro,
Kala bhayam theertharulvay Sankara Guro
Oh teacher Sankara who was born in Kaladi,
Please remove fear of God of death , Oh teacher Sankara.
Pundareekam Prathi vachanam
Sri Shankara bhagawat pada moorthi ki jay
To Sankara who is a god like soul victory
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I.१। सर्वेषां आश्रमाणां विरचित
नियम प्रौढ धर्म व्रजानां
रिग्वेदात् यागं आन्त श्रवण सुमनन
ध्यान योगादि भाजां ।
चन्दालत्वादि शान्त्यै निरवधि
कृपया नाम भक्तिं विधाय
श्रीमत् भोधेन्द्र योगी बहुमहित
यशाः तत् नमस्ये सदा अहं ।।
1.Sarveshaam aasramaanaam virachitha Niyama prouda dharma vrajaanaam,
Rug vedat yagama antha Sravana sumanana Dhyana yogadhi bhaajaam,
Chandaladwadhi santhyai niravadhi Krupayaa nama bhakthim bvidhaaya ,
Srmath Bhodendra yogi bahumahitha Yasathannamasye sadaa aham.
I salute always the fame & glory of the revered srimat Bhodhendrayogi ( which - i.e. fame & Glory is ) dispensing refuge to all
(even those who have) relinquished all the established Dharmas, terminated their Rig Yajas, broken sravana-manana-dhyana-yogaadi,
Chandaalatvaadi - unlimited peace in wickedness, to worship thru' Naama Bhakti by your grace.
( the import here is - the singer is worshipping the -fame of SriBhodendhral which is capable of elevating those who don't follow the established Dharma, stopped doing yagas etc., will not elevate me ( for what ?) to worship thru' Naama Bhakti - Bhajans by your grace)
२। यस्य स्मरण मात्रेण नाम भक्तिः प्रजायते ।
तं नमामि यतिः श्रेष्ठं भोधेन्द्रं जगतां गुरुं ।।
2.Yasya smarana mathrena nama bhakthi prajayathe,
Tham namami yathi sreshtam Bhodendram jagatham gurum.
I salute Him, the best of the Sanyasi universal Guru Bhodhendram, mere thought of whom bestows in the one (who thinks) Nama Bhakti.
Raga Deva Gandhari Thala Aadhi
३। बोधेन्द्रं जगतां गुरुं आश्रये ।
भोग मोक्ष सिद्धये ।।
Bhodendram Jagatham gurumasraye,
Bhoga moksha sishaye
I take refuge in the universal guru Bhodhendram (capable) in bestowing (all) welfare (in this world) and Moksham ( and in the next world)
४। बोधपयोनिधि पूर्णसुधाम्शुं ।
बोधवदमल ह्रुदब्जकराम्शुं ।।
Bhodha payo nidhi poorna suthamsum,
Bhodhavadhamala hrudhabhja karamsum.
Ocean of knowledge (like a ) full moon ; in (thru) teaching like Sun who blooms the lotus here the teachings bloom the lotus in heart
रमाख्याब्धि विहारविलोलं रमाख्यापरपोषण शीलं रमाख्यातुत किल्बिशजालं रमाख्यागर्जन जितकालं ।
1.Ramakhyabdhi vihara vilolam,
Ramakhyapara poshana seelam,
Ramakhyadutha kilbisha jalam,
Ramakhya garjana jitha kalam.
Ocean of Rama namaa shakes out removes ( all bad) rama naama (develops) habit of concern for welfare of others rama Namaa (destroys) the effects of sins the roar of rama Namaa destroys death.
कमलासन हरि शङ्कररूपं कमलासुतशतसुन्दररूपं ।
विमलाशयग्रुह वरमनि दीपं विमतावनलब्द कीर्ति कलापं ।।
2.Kamalasana Hari Sankara roopam,
Kamala sutha satha Sundara roopam,
Vimalasaya Gruha vara mani dheepam,
Vimatha vana labdha keerthi kalapam.
collection of (of Bodhendral's) glory is like magical shining crystal in the form of hundreds of - Seated in lotus Hari, Sankara, Brhama ,
नामनिबन्ध्न शतकर्तारं नामसंरज्यपदभर्तारं ।
नाममहानिधि दनोदारं नामपरं नरसिमोद्धरं ।।
3.Nama nibandhana satha kartharam,
Nama samrajya pada bartharam,
Nama maha nidhi dhanodharam,
Nama param Narasimhodharam.
(the glory of Bodhendral) fastens to the naama sankeertanam working in hundreds of ways (ultimately) bestowing the monarch ship of Naama kingdom, gives generously the biggest treasure of Naama (like) the Narasimha who granted refuge to Prahalada by killing Hiranyakashipu.
हरिहरभेद धिक्कारं धीरं हरिहर रूपं श्रियाजितमारं ।
अरिशद्वर्गजितं महाशूरं वरगोविन्दपुराल्यधारं ।।
4.Harihara bedha dikkaram dheeram,
Hari hara roopam sriyajithamaram,
Arishta varga jithan Mahasooram,
Vara Govinda purala adaram.
Victorious in winning over the those (worthy of ) shame who differentiates between Hari and Hara forms
the mighty victorious of six enemies ( kama , krodha, lobha, moha, mata and matsarya) in the abode of the chosen Govindapura temple.
II. Raga Kaanadaa - Tala Chapu
बोधेन्द्रगुरुम्भजेहं योगीन्द्रवरं श्रीधरवेन्कटेश्वर सहचरं - bodhendram yogeendravaram shridharavenkateswara sahacharam
I worship Bodhendraguru, who is the supreme chosen amongst the Yogis who is accompanied by (his shisya) shridharavenkateswara ayyavaal.
( shridharavenkateswara ayyaval is learned in all sastras and a Jnani; once during his father's anniversary moved by the sight of a poor hungry lady fed her before the Sharaddha brahmins arrived for conducting the anniversary. On learning the conduct of Ayyaval feeding a lady before feeding shraddha Brhamanaas, the brhamins were angry and Ayyaval was excommunicated and the Brahmins of the village specified a bath in Ganga to atone Ayyaval's sin. Ayyaval, in order to conduct Sharaddha on the day, prayed to river Ganga and the Ganga water gushed from the well of his house. The villagers assembled realized that Ayyaval was a great soul and a Jnani.)
1.रामकथा रसन्ज्ञं रमनामतत्वन्ज्ञं Rama Katha rasnajnam ramanaama तत्वज्नम्
भूमिजापतिप्रज्ञं नामसास्त्र गुण ज्ञं bhoomipatipragjnam naamsastra gunnagjnam
(Bodhendral) who knows, the essence of Rama's story , the underlying meaning or import of of Rama's name, the husband of one born out of earth ( i.e. Rama who is the husband of Sita who was born out of earth)
2.परमतविभेदकं परमभक्तिबोधकं परमसुखदायकं परिजनेष्टदेशिकं
ParamataviBhedakam paramaBhaktibodhakam paramasukhadayakam parijaneshtadesikam
(Who) doesn't discriminate between (Gods) religions (sects like Vaishnava/ saiva etc) , teacher of the best Bhakti, giver of the best happiness or peace , a Guru liked by all the people around him.
3.भवतापभयहरं शिवरमाश्रमीश्वरं कविह्रुद्पद्ममीहिरम् विविध गुण निकारं
Bhavataapa bhaya haram sivaramaashrameeshvaram kavi hrudpadmameehiram vividhagunanikaaram
(who is) the destroyer of fear of birth-death cycles, taking refuge in Siva and Rama , striving (to open) the lotus hearts of poets, possessing multitude of goodness (qualities)
III. Ragam - Biyak/ Dharbaar Thalam Aadhi
भजरे मानस बोधेन्द्र योगीन्द्रं भजन पराशय आह्लादन चन्द्रं Bhajare maanasa Bodhendra Yogeendram Bhajana praasaya aahladachandram
Oh Mind ! serve the Bodhendra, the best of Yogis , devote to the one who is like soothing, cool (to the heart) moon to desire of emancipation
निजगति निश्चयजित वारणेन्द्रं यतिवरमानन्दपीयुशसान्द्रं nijagati nishchayajita vaaranendram yativaramaananda peeyushasaandram
(Who )( is) the best of saints in bliss by excessive flow of nectar, defeats definitely the obstacles on the way of realizing ones self
1.मन्मथ कोटि मनोहर रूपं मञ्जुल सुत्रकरं जिततापं manmathakoti manohararoopam manjulasutrakaram jitataapam
उन्मदवादि वचो अतिदुरापं ऊर्ध्व पुण् ड्रर अङ्कित फालं अपापं unmadavadi vachotidurapam oordhvapundraankita phaalam अबाबं
Bodhendral's form is equal to a crore cupids, with sandal paste smeared upwards decorating his forehead , with lovely Mellifluous (voice) (singing) in intoxicated words (glory of God)- which in normal course is difficult to get - defeating all sorrows.
2.तारक ब्रह्म सुखाब्धि गम्भीरं तामरसाक्ष विधीशावतारं taaraka brahma sukhaabdhi gambheeram taamarasaaksha vidheeshaavataaram
सारसलोचन दीर्घ प्रचारं सौरभवर तुलसीमणि हारं saarasalochana dheergha prachaaram saurabhavara tulasimani haaram
(Bodhendral) is the incarnation of The Creator , seated on the red lotus, the (big) long lotus like eyes (adorned with) Tulasi mani garland emitting very sweet fragrance (worshiping him) (one ) obtains the highest of all vidyaas, the Brahamavidya, capable of crossing this ocean of births and deaths,
3.कामादि षट् रिपु खण्डन धीरं कारुण्य सागर पूरविहारं kaamaadi shat ripukhandana dheeram kaarunya saagara poora vihaaram
रामनाम सिद्धान्त विचारं रामदास ह्रुद्पञ्जरकीरं raama naama siddhanta vichaaram raamadaasa hrudpanjarakeeram
Steadfastly cutting Steadfastly cutting the Kaama- desire and other six ( kaama, krodha, Lobha, Moha, mata, Maatsarya) enemies , ocean full of mercy,
whose heart is always locked in the service of Rama like a parrot in a cage, contemplating the significance of Rama naama
IV. Ragam- Churuti Thalam AAdhi
श्रीगुरु बोधेन्द्रं मानस भज भज योगीन्द्र श्री shri guru bodhendram maanasa Bhaja, bhaja Yogeendra
Oh mind sing, sing about Bhodendra , the king of Yogis
1.भगवतामृत हर्षित सुजनं भवभय सिन्धु प्लवपद नलिनं Bhavadaamruta harshita sujanam bhava bhaya sindhu plavapada nalinam
Oh mind! worship, worship the shree ( all auspiciousness) shri Guru Bodhendra delighted in drinking the nectar, God's name, (helping) the pious people easily cross over the ocean of births and deaths
2.श्री शुख नारद सनक समानं श्रीधर नाम रसामृत पानं shri shukha Naarada sanaka samaanam shridhara naama rasaamruta paanam
(bodhendral ) is like sri Shukhabrahmam, Naarada muni or sanka aadi munis (always) drinking the juice of names of sridhara
3. राग द्वेष रहित अन्त: करणं रामदास परिपूजित शरणं ragadvesha rahita anta:karanam raamadaasa paripoojita sharanam
(Bodhendral) whose anta: karanaas ( manas, chittam, bhuddhi,ahankaaram) is devoid of lust and hate worshiped by all rama devotees.
5.Raagam - Kaapi Thala Chapu
भजरे मानस बोधेन्द्रयोगीन्द्रं भगवन्नाम विग्रहं देशिकेन्द्रं Bhajare Maanasa bodhendrayogeendram bhagavannaama vigraham desikendram
Oh Mind ! adore and worship Bodhendra, the best of Yogis, replica of Bhaghwan's namaas, and the Guru.
भुजगेन्द्रभुषण गजरजवरदपन्कजसंभवात्मकं त्रिजगत्गुरुमुर्तिं Bhujagendrabhushana gajaraajavaradapankajasambhavatmakam trijagatmurtimgurum
The Guru of all the three Lokaas, born on the Lotus bloomed out of (naval) of the one, the Mahavishnu, who granted boon to the king of elephants Gajendra, Adorned or reclining on a the bed of Serpent, the Adishesha.
1.यतिं अतिसुन्दराकृतिं ऊर्ध्व पुण्ड्रअङ्कित निटिलं करधृजपसुत्रं yatim atisundara aakritim pundraankita nidilam karadhrujapasutram
श्रुति सकलागम स्मृति सम्यक् प्रतिभातितनमान्कित रूपं पतित पावनमुर्तिं sruti sakalaagama smruti samyak pratibhatita namaankita rupam patita paavana murtim
A saint, beautiful in form, smeared with sandal paste vertically on his fore head, chest, arms and shoulders with his hand holding the japamaala
His (Bodhendral's) form is (Like in the) best said (by) Vedas, Aagamaas, Smrutis shining, Saviour and giving refuge to those who have fallen from all dharmas
2,रघुपाति पादाब्ज पूजास्वतन्त्रम् निखिल शिष्यंबोनिधि पूर्णचन्द्रं Raghupati padaabja poojaswatantram nikhila shishyambonidhi poornachandram
अघसन्घभवनाशनपतकेन्द्रं अनवधि करुणा दियाम्रुत सान्द्रं agha sangha bhavanaashana kendram anavadhi divya amruta saandram
(the one) who ever worshiping Rama , to all his disciples like a full moon
(Bodhendral) is the destroyer centre of, the company of sinners /misdeeds, ocean of births and deaths, of boundless mercy (which is like) nectar (for those keeping company of sinners )
3.परमभक्तसेव्यपादसरोजं प्रति भटबुध वारण मृगराजं paramabhkata sevya sarojam prati bhata budha vaarna mrugaraajam
हरिहर सुत वरकवि हृद्विलासं अनुपमानन्द श्रिदं मृदुहासं harihara suta varakavi hrudvilaasam anupam aananda shridam mruduhaasam
one whose lotus feet is worshiped by devotees which(lotus feet) ( in reciprocity) nourishes wards off (even wild animals like) lion- i.e. saves from all dangers
(Bodhendral) the best of saints,pouring out from his heart (like) a play Hari and Hara (names) incomparable, soft smiling, giver of all wellness.