Jambukeswara   Stotra

By

Sage  Parasara
Translated  by
P.R.Ramachander

( Here is a great prayer addressed to Lord Jambukeswara of Thiruvanaikovil, Trichy)

Parasara Uvacha:-

1.Sahyathmaja parivaha jalamajjanaaya,
Sarveshwaraya saraseeruha  lochanaya,
Kailasa basura  kareendra vanaalayaya,
Sri Jambu moola nilayaya Namashivaya.

1.I salute that  lord Shiva who sits below a jambu(jamun)  tree,
Who is  sunk in the flow of waters  of Cauvery  the daughter of western ghats,
Who is the God of all, who has eyes like  lotus petals,
And who has a temple in the forest shining  with Elephant king   who is like Kailasa.

2.Gauri karaththa vidhi pushkarani pavithra,
Paaneeya pooraka balee krutha  vigrahaya,
Dhoorikruthasritha janaamaya  kalmashaya,
Sri Jambu moola nilayaya Namashivaya.

2.I salute that lord Shiva who sits  below a jambu(jamun)  tree,
Whose idol is immersed in the pure flow of water,
That was brought  by Goddess  Parvathi from the Brahma theertha,
And who drives away the dirt like sin of  people who surrender  to him.

3.Brahmendra Jambu muni rAma shivagniyagasthya,
Sooryendhu mukhya sura thapasa  poojithaaya,
Kaivlyadhaya karina  kamalarchithaya,
Sri Jambu moola nilayaya Namashivaya.

3.I salute that  lord Shiva who sits  below a jambu(jamun)  tree,
Who was  worshipped by  Brama, Indra, Jambu muni, Rama,
Shivamuni, Agni, Agasthya Sun, moon and other devas,,
Who grants salvation and who is  worshipped by elephant using lotus flowers.

4,Sonaksha chola krutha gopura saudhasala,
Sanmantapo ujjwala gajendra vana sthithaya,
Oornaaya  thanthumaya mandhira vasine prak,
Sri Jambu moola nilayaya Namashivaya.

4.I salute that lord Shiva who sits below a jambu(jamun)  tree,
Who lives in the forest of elephants  built by  king Sonaksha,
With tower,  upstairs, great corridors and  good matapas(halls),
And who lives in the temple  below the  net woven by spiders .

5.Cholangana  gala parisyutha sindhu neetha,
Mukthaa vibhushna bruthe hyamrutheswaraya,
Sreyaskaraya  nava theertha gavaksharandhrai,
 Sri Jambu moola nilayaya Namashivaya.

5.I salute that  lord Shiva who sits  below a jambu(jamun)  tree,
Who wears the pearl necklace which got slipped from the neck,
Of A chozha k lady and was brought in the waves of river Cauvery,
Who is one who grants fame and one who is  in nine sacred waters with nine windows.

6.Snaneshu gavya dala mrudgana dheya dhoorvaa,
Sankhyaam prakasya nija savya Gavaksha ranthrai,
Than mandalancha bhuvanaa vana  deekshithaya,
Sri Jambu moola nilayaya Namashivaya.

6.I salute that  lord Shiva   who sits  below a jambu(jamun)  tree,
Who needs   to take bath Pancha gavya, Bilva leaves, soft  and other muds,
Who need to be given Dhoorva grass and  other grasses a nd Panchagavya,
And who describes his form of worship  through the window on left side.
And who has taken a penance in protecting the entire world.

7.Indrayasya vruthra vadha dosha mapohya thasmai,
Swarajhyadhaya nija pada samarchakaya,
Bhaktharthi banjana kruthe parameswaraya,
Sri Jambu moola nilayaya Namashivaya.

7.I salute that  lord Shiva who sits  below a jambu(jamun)  tree,
Who removed the sin attached to Indra for killing Vruthrasura,
And got back his kingdom to Indra when he worshipped  him,
Who destroys worries  of devotees and who is the greatest  God.

8.Sruthyantha vedhya mahase, kiti hamsa roopa,
Govinda padma bhava mrugya padabja moorthe,
Bhooyo akhilanda  ramani satharchithaya,
Sri Jambu moola nilayaya Namashivaya.

8.I salute that lord Shiva who sits  below a jambu(jamun)  tree,
Whose greatness  is known to the Vedas, whose lotus like feet,
And hair  were searched  for by Brahma and Vishnu  in the form of a swan and boar,
And who was several times worshipped  by Goddess Akhilandeswari,

9.Jambunatha  Praseedha pramadha varada karunya moorthe,
Kaalaare, kama vairin,Kabalitha karalaa sesha  lokaika natha,
Vedho Devendra Jambbu muni Raghu thilako,
Magnyagasthyendhuloothaa mathangaarkkabhi poojya,
Prasamaya duritham Bho Namasthe, Namasthe.

9.Hey Jambunadha, be pleased  with me, Hey merciful one   who protects the Pramadhas,
Hey  killer  of God of death, enemy  of Manmatha, swallower of poison, lord of  the  entire world,
Hey lord   who was worshipped by Brahms, Indra, sage Jambu, Lord  Rama, Goddess Akhilandeswari,

 Fire  god. Agathya, Moon god spider, elephant, sun god and others,
Please destroy my sufferings, Oh Lord salutations, salutations

Ithio   sri padmeya purane, gajaranya mahathmye dwadaso adhyaya.

This is the 12th chapter of book on greatness  of Elephant forest  occurring in Padma Purana.

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