Jambu  Nadha  Stotram

By
Sage Gauthama
Translated  by
P.R.Ramachander

(Jambukeswara (god sitting below a Jambu/rose apple tree)   is the God  of Thiruvanaikovil (holy temple of the  elephants) in Trichy.  He is worshipped here  as Appu linga ( element of water.)

1.Vandeham jagatho moola kandham kandharpa nasanam,
Gadwanginam gadka keda daram hethikarambujam.

1.I  salute he who is like the root of the world,  who killed the  cupid,
Who is armed  with  a bow and holds  the  weapons of sword and shield  in his lotus like hands.

2.Gangadharam garagalam ghantakarna samarchitham,
Tanga hastham taadhi manthra vedhyam vaidhyam mahaarujaam.

2.I salute him who wears the ganges. Who has poison in his neck, who was worshipped by Ghantakarna,
Who carries a sword in his hand, who can be realized  by chant starting with “ta”, who is a doctor who cures great diseases.

3.Damarukara sangushta vishta paanishta haarinam,
Nimithaneka devaadhi vinathaavana kaarinam.

3.I salute him who plays hand drum called Damaru and relieves the problems of the world,
And who is  saluted by Devas whom he created and  are protected by him.

4,Padmaksha padma sambhoothadhyanalokitha pachchiram,
Phani kankana  bhooshadyam phanithadhyakhilagaamam.

4.I salute him whose hair and feet were not visible to Lord Vishnu and  Lord Brahma,
Who wears snaka as bangle and ornament and one who teaches all Agama sasthras.

5.Bandha mochana kruth devam bhaktha abaktheshu sankaram,
Bhayadham dushtamanasaam bhaktheshva abhaya dhayakam.

5.I salute that Sankara  who grants freedom from ties to devotees and to non-devotees,
Who  creates fear in evil minded people and one who gives protection to devotees.

6.Mayaskaram mahaamaya nirvarthanakaram haram,
Yasakaram baskaraksham yami manasa samsthitham.

6.I salute him who gives joy, who removes great illusion, who destroys sins,
Who   grants fame who has sun as eye and who is in the mind  of sages.

7.Rema ramana poojyangri ranga sthana sunruthakam,
Lavalesamsa sambhutha jagathraya vinodhinam.

7.I salute him who is  worshipped by consort of Lakshmi, who dances o prettily on the stage,
And who entertains the three worlds by a very small part of himself.

8.Vamadevam, vasavarchyam  varadhabhaya  paninam,
Shadoormira hitham  shodanyasa poojyamumadhavam.

8.I salute that  Vamadeva, who is worshipped by Indra, who shows  granting  boons and protection by his hands,
Who is devoid of passion and anger and who is worshipped by six types  of   gestures.

9.Sarvarthikam sadaa santham sanakadhi samarchitham,
Haram jagatraya haram hareenanga kala dharam,

9,.I salute him who has all forms, who is always peaceful, who is worshipped by   sage Sanaka and others,
Who destroys sins, who destroys the  three  worlds and who wears  the crescent  on his body.

10.Kshayad veeram   kshithiradam  kshayapasmara  nasanam

10.I salute him who  destroys enemies, Who rides on earth  as chariot and who cures  tuberculosis and Epilepsy.

Ithi sri padmeya purane Gajaranya  Mahathmye, Ekavimodhyaya

This is the  twenty first  chapter of  the book on Gajaramya  in Padma  Purana.

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