Pithru Stotra from  Garuda  Purana

By
Sage Ruchi
Translated by
P.R.Ramachander

Markandeya Uvacha:-

Evam thu sthuath thsya thejaso Rasiruchitha,
Pradhurbabhoova sahasaa gagana vyapthikaraka

Thus he started  praying them who  were collection of luster,
Whose  light immediartely spread all over the sky

Thadh drushtwaa sumahatheja samaachadhya sthithtam jagat,
Janubhyaam avanim gathwa, Ruchi stotramidham  Jagou.

Seeing that light which of great intensity covering and standing in the universe,
Kneeling down on the earth, Sage Ruchi started praying thus.

Ruchir Uvacha-

Sage Ruchi said :-

1.Archithaanama moorthaanaam pithrunaam deeptha thejasaam,
Namasyaami sadaa theshaam dhyaninam  Divya chakshushaam.

1.I am worshipping  the so named form of manes who are shining with great luster,
And I salute them always who are remembering me with their divine  eyes.

2.Indraadheenaam cha nethaaro dakshha mareechayosthadhaa,
Saptharsheenaam thadhaanyeshaam thannamasyami Kaamadhaan.

2.Indra and  his leaders as well as the clever royal elephant of his,
The seven great sages and all others  got their wishes fulfilled

3.Manvaadheenaam cha nethaaraa, Surya Chandramaso thadhaa,
Thannamayaaham sarvaan pithroon apyudhavapi,

  1. All those manes were also saluted  by,
    The Manus, other  leaders, sun as well as the moon
  1. Nakshatraanaam grahaanaam cha vayvagnayor nabhasthadhaa.
    Dhyaathwaa pruthyovscha thadhaa namayaami kruthanjali.

4.The stars  the planets as well as wind fire as well as the sky,
Meditated on  the manes and  are saluted  by me folded hands.

5.Prajaapathe kaasyapaaya somaaya varunaaya cha,
Yogeswarebhyascha sadaa namasyaami Kruthaanjali

5,Sage Kasyapa  the lord of all beings, moon as well as Varuna,
As well as the the gods of Yoga   are being saluted by me with folded hands

6.Namo Ganebhyo  sapthabhyasthadhaa  lokeshu sapthasu,
Swayaambhuve namasyaami  Brahmane Yoga chakshushe.

6.Salutations to the  seven Ganas  who are from the seven worlds,
Who are self existing I salute you who are seen by the yogic sight of Brahmins.

7.Somaadhaaraan pithru ganaan yoga murthy dharaam sthadhaa,
Namasyaami thadhaa somam pitharam jagatamaham,

7.Oh Pithrus who are  supported by the moon and and also supported by  great Yogis,
I am  saluting  the moon  and manes from the  universe.

8.Agni roopaam sthadaivan yaathra namasyaami  pithrun aham,
Agni soma  mayam viswam yatha ethad aseshatha.

  1. Oh manes who have the  fire and other forms, I salute  you,
    And also the world is filled with fire and the moon as I am unable to do any other thing.

9.Ye cha thejasi ye chaithe  soma suryagni  moorthaya,
Jagat swaroopinaschaiva thadhaa Brahma roopina.

9.They  are lustrous and had the form of sun, moon and fire,
And they are also of the form of universe and also the form of Brahma.

10.Thebhyo akhilebhyo yogibhya  pithrubhyo yatha manasa,
Namo namo namsthesthu praseedhanthu swadhaa bhuja

  1. They are the yogis from the universe  with controlled mind,
    Salutations, salutations and salutations  to them, so that they are pleased  and eat the Swadhaa.

Markandeya Uvacha:-

Markandeta  said:-

11.Yevam sthuthaa thasthena  thejaso muni sathama,
Nischakramusthe  pitharo  Basayantho diso disa

11.When that great lustrous sage prayed thus,
His manes with great  honesty shined  in all directions.

12.Nivedhanam  cha yath thena pushpa gandhanu lepanam,
Thadh bhooshithaan adha sa thaan dadruse puratha sthithaan

12,As per his request after he offered them fowers and anointed  them with sandal paste,
They  adorned  him  who was standing in front of them who was standing in their front.

13.Pranipathya Ruchir bhakthyaa punareva Kruthanjali,
Namathubhyam Namasthubhyam ityaaha pradha agaaddatha.

13,Sage Ruchi saluted them by falling on the ground and again standing with folded hands,
Told, I salute you, I salute you, I salute you together  as well as individually .

Ithi   Sri Garuda purane Ruchi j krutham Pithru stotram sampoornam

Thus ends the prayer to manes Composed by sage Ruchi which occurs  in Garuda  Purana

पित्रृस्तोत्र

मार्कण्डेय उवाच

एवं तु स्तुवतस्तस्य तेजसो राशिरुच्छ्रितः ।

प्रादुर्बभूव सहसा गगनव्याप्तिकारकः ॥ ३७ ॥

तद् दृष्ट्वा सुमहत्तेजः समाच्छाद्य स्थितं जगत् ।

जानुभ्यामवनीं गत्वा रुचिः स्तोत्रमिदं जगौ ॥ ३८ ॥

रुचिरुवाच

अर्चितानाममूर्तानां पितृणां दीप्ततेजसाम् ।

नमस्यामि सदा तेषां ध्यानिनां दिव्यचक्षुषाम् ॥ १ ॥

 इद्रादीनां च नेतारो दक्षमारीचयोस्तथा ।

सप्तर्षीणां तथान्येषां तान्नमस्यामि कामदान् ॥ २ ॥

मन्वादीनां च नेतारः सूर्याचन्द्रमसोस्तथा ।

तान्नमस्याम्यहं सर्वान् पितृनप्युदधावपि ॥ ३ ॥

नक्षत्राणां ग्रहाणां च वाय्वग्न्योर्नभसस्तथा ।

द्दावापृथिव्योश्र्च तथा नमस्यामि कृताञ्जलिः ॥ ४ ॥

प्रजापतेः कश्यपाय सोमाय वरुणाय च ।

योगेश्र्वरेभ्यश्र्च सदा नमस्यामि कृताञ्जलिः ॥ ५ ॥

नमो गणेभ्यः सप्तभ्यस्तथा लोकेषु सप्तसु ।

स्वायम्भुवे नमस्यामि ब्रह्मणे योगचक्षुषे ॥ ६ ॥

सोमाधारान् पितृगणान् योगमूर्तिधरांस्तथा ।

नमस्यामि तथा सोमं पितरं जगतामहम् ॥ ७ ॥

अग्निरुपांस्तथैवान्यात्रमस्यामि पितृनहम् ।

अग्निसोममयं विश्र्वं यत एतदशेषतः ॥ ८ ॥

ये च तेजसि ये चैते सोमसूर्याग्निमूर्तयः ।

जगत्स्वरुपिणश्र्चैव तथा ब्रह्मस्वरुपिणः ॥ ९ ॥

तेभ्योsखिलेभ्यो योगिभ्यः पितृभ्यो यतमानसः ।

नमो नमो नमस्तेsतु प्रसीदन्तु स्वधाभुजः ॥ १० ॥

मार्कण्डेय उवाच

एवं स्तुतास्ततस्तेन तेजसो मुनिसत्तमाः ।

निश्र्चक्रमुस्ते पितरो भासयन्तो दिशो दश ॥ ११ ॥

निवेदनं च यत्तेन पुष्पगन्धानुलेपनम् ।

तद्भूषितानथ स तान् ददृशे पुरतः स्थितान् ॥ १२ ॥

प्रणिपत्य रुचिर्भक्त्या पुनरेव कृताञ्जलिः ।

नमस्तुभ्यं नमस्तुभ्यमित्याह पृथगादृतः ॥ १३ ॥

॥ इति श्री गरुड पुराणे रुचिकृतं पित्रृस्तोत्रं संपूर्णम् ॥

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