Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Gurupädukä-Stotram

Gurupädukä-Stotram

Sri Gurupaduka-Stotram was composed by Sri Swami Saccidananda Sivabhinava Narasimha Bharati, the 33rd Sankaracarya of Sringeri, in praise of his Guru Sri Swami Ugra Narasimha Bharati.

Generations of disciples have dedicated this immensely mellifluous Stotram to their personal Spiritual Guru. I feel privileged to dedicate this to my Spiritual Guru His Holiness Sri Swami Dayananda Saraswati (b.1930-), founder of Arsha Vidya tradition.



Text in Roman with Free Translation

ananta-samsära-samudra-täran-
naukäyitabhyäm guru-bhaktidäbhyäm,
vairägya sämräjyada-püjanäbhyäm,
namo namah sri-gurupädukäbhyäm ||1||

Salutations and Salutations to the sandals of my Guru, which is a boat, which helps me, cross the endless ocean of life, which endows me, with the sense of devotion to my Guru, And by worshipping which, I attain the dominion of renunciation.(1)

kavitvaväräsinisakaräbhyäm,
daurbhägyadävämbudamälikabhyäm|
dürikrtänamra-vipattitäbhyäm,
namo namah sri-gurupädukäbhyam||2||

Salutations and Salutations to the sandals of my Guru,
which is the ocean of knowledge resembling the full moon,
which is the water that extinguishes the fire of misfortunes,
which removes distresses of those who prostrate before it.(2)

natä yayoh sripatitäm samiyuh,
kadäcidapyäsu daridravaryäh|
mükäsca väcaspatitäm hi täbhyäm,
namo namah sri-gurupädukäbhyäm||3||

Salutations and Salutations to the sandals of my Guru,
which makes those who prostate before it,
Possessors of great wealth even if they are very poor,
and which makes even dumb in to great orators.(3)

nälikanikäsapadahrtabhyäm,
nänä-vimohädi-nivärikäbhyäm|
namaj-janäbhishtatati-pradäbhyäm,
namo nama sri-gurupädukabhyäm||4||

Salutations and Salutations to the sandals of my Guru,
which attract us, to the lotus-like feet of our Guru
which removes the delusions in us,
and which helps fulfill the desires of those who salute. (4)


nrupälimauli-vrajaratna-känti-
sarid-viräjaj-jhashakanyakäbhyäm|
nrupatvadäbhyäm natalokapankteh,
namo namah sri-gurupädukabhyäam||5||

Salutations and Salutations to the sandals of my Guru,
which shine like gems on the crown of a king,
which shine like a maiden in the crocodile infested stream,
and which makes the devotees attain the status of a king.(5)

päpändhakärärka-paramparäbhyäm,
täpatrayähindra-khageswaräbhyäm|
jädyabdhi-samsoshana-vädaväbhyäm
namo namah sri-gurupädukäbhyäm||6||

Salutations and Salutations to the sandals of my Guru,
which like the Sun, drives away the accumulated päpas,
which like the Eagle, drives away the cobra of afflictions,
and which like a terrific fire dries the ocean of ignorance.(6)

samädi-shatka-prada-vaibhäväbhyäm,
samädhi-däna-vrata-dikshitäbhyäm|
ramädhavänghri-sthira-bhaktidäbhyäm,
namo namah sri-gurupädukäbhyäm||7||

Salutations and Salutations to the sandals of my Guru
which endows us with the glorious six qualities of sama etc.
which gives the students, the ability to go into eternal trance
and which helps obtain abiding devotion of the Lord.(7)

svärcäparänäm-akhileshtadäbhyäm,
svähä-sahayäksha-dhurandharäbhyäm|
sväntäccha-bhävaprada-püjanäbhyäm,
namo namah sri-gurupädukäbhyäm||8||

Salutations and Salutations to the sandals of my guru
which bestows all desires of the serving disciples
who are ever involved in carrying the burden of service
and which helps the aspirants to the state of realization.(8)

kamadi-sarpa-vraja-garudabhyam,
viveka-vairagya-nidhi-pradabhyam|
bodha-pradabhyam druta-mokshadabhyam,
namo namah sri-gurupadukabyam||9||

Salutations and Salutations to the sandals of my Guru,
which like the Garuda drives away the serpent of passion,
which blesses the treasure of discrimination and dispassion.
which enlightens with knowledge
and blesses the aspirant with the quick salvation.(9)



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