Maha Periyavaa  Jagat Guru   ashtaka  stotram

Translated by

P.R.Ramachander

( Jagatguru Swami Chandra Shekara Saraswathi who was the  previous Peedathipathi of Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam     was a living God to his devotees and continues to be even after Samadhi. All his devotees in a hushed tone  full of devotoion refer to him as  “MahaPeriyvaa” meaning  the “very, very great   one”.

1.Namothesthu Guru Nadham,
Kanchi peedam sura poojitham,
Divya jnana Abhaya hastham,
Kanchim Jagad Gurum namosthuthe.

My salutations to  my Guru who is my lord,
Who occupies the Kanchi peeda, worshipped by Devas,
Who has divine knowledge  and shows Sign of protection by his hands,
I salute that Guru of the world from Kanchipuram.

2.Namasthe Shiva prakasam,
Budhimathaam varishtam,
Loka Samastha papa hare,
Kanchim Jagad Gurum namosthuthe.

Salutations to the one who radiates  Lord Shiva,
Who is the greatest among wise people,
And who destroys  the sins of all people,
I salute that Guru of   the world from Kanchipuram.

3.Jyothirmayam, thejomayam,
Roga vinasana moksha pradham,
Sarva Dukha nivaranam,
Kanchim Jagad Gurum namosthuthe.

He who  is full of light, He who is full of luster,
Who cures  diseases, who grants  salvation,
And who removes all type of sorrows,
I salute that Guru of the world from Kanchipuram.

4.Aapadbhandhavam Anadha Rakshakam,
SAmasara mama daivatham,
Sakala soka vinasanam,
Kanchim Jagad Gurum namosthuthe.

A friend during time of danger,
Protector  of those who have no protector,
My God    in this domestic world,
The destroyer of all type of  sorrows,
I salute that Guru of the world from Kanchipuram.

5.Chandra mouleeswara priya,
Sad guru nadham  Prathyakshama deivatham,
Sarva daridra vinasanam,
Kanchim Jagad Gurum namosthuthe.

The Great Guru who is loved by,
Lord Chandra Mouleeswara(Shiva wearing a crescent),
My God who is visible to me,
The destroyer of all poverty,
I salute that Guru of the world from Kanchipuram.

6.Sumanoharam  Apara karuna moorthim,
Paramathmabhavam, BHaktha jana mithram,
Soubhagya dayaka hare,
Kanchim Jagad Gurum namosthuthe.

One who s very pretty, who is very greatly merciful,
One who looks like the divine soul, Friend of his devotees,
Oh Sage who gives me prosperity and luck,
I salute that Guru of the world from Kanchipuram.

7.Bhaskara Prakasam,Loka Nayakam,
Para Brahma swaroopam shubham,
Kaivalya navaneetha sadhanam,
Kanchim Jagad Gurum namosthuthe.

One who shines like Sun God The Lord of the world,
One who has the form of divine soul who is auspicious,
And one who  is the butter like material leading to salvation,
I salute that Guru of   the world from Kanchipuram.

8.Jnana sagaram, Krupa Sagaram,
Mandahasa aravind sankasa vadanam,
Sathya samrakshanam, Guru avatharam,
Kanchim Jagad Gurum namosthuthe.

Sea  of wisdom,Ocean of mercy,
Whose smiling face is  like a lotus flower,
One who protects truth   and  is an incarnation as Guru,
I salute that Guru of the world from Kanchipuram.

9.Jagat guru ashtaka stotram,
Ya padethi bhakthimam nara,
Sarva manobheeshta sidhikara devam,
Ashta Sidhi vara pradham.

If a man with devotion  reads,
This octet  of prayers addressed to the Jagat Guru,
That God would fulfill all the desires of his mind,
And  he would also give him eight type of occult powers.

10.Pratha  kale paden nithyam,
Roga soka aanthaye,
Yeka kale paden nithyam,
Papa, Shathru vinasanam,

If this is daily read in the morning,
Sorrow and diseases would come to an end,
If it daily read once,
It would destroy his sins and enemies.

11.Dwikalam ya paden nithyam,
Aayu arogya  sidhitham,
Trikalam ya paden  nithyam,
Sarva karyeshu sidhitham,

If this is read twice daily,
He  would get a healthy long life,
And if it is read thrice,
He would be able to, with success complete all his works.

Sri Jagad Gurum  nithya smaranartham,
SArva Mangalani Bhavanthu

Let all auspicious things happen,
To those who remember the great Guru.

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