Sri Mathru bhoothesa Stotram(Thayumanavar stotram) followed by
Mathru Bhootheswara Manthra for ensuring safe delivery.
Sage Sarama(Sarama Muni)
(in the great temple town of Trichy (Trisira palli found by a king called Trisira ) of Tamil Nadu, there is a temple complex consisting of temples on a rocky hill called in English as rock fort. This rockfort according to Hindu devotees is a part of the Mount Kailasa, which was once thrown here by a very torrential wind. So it is called Dakshina Kailasam. The main temple in this complex is a temple of Lord Shiva, called Mathrubhootheswarar in Sanskrit and THayumanavar in temple, It seems there was a lady in state of advanced state of pregnancy on the other shore of the Cauvery .Her mother had to cross the river and come to Trichy on an errand. Rathnavali developed delivery pains and was crying for her mother. Since there was a sudden flood in the river Cauvery her mother could not reach her .According to believes , Lord Shiva took the form of Rathnavali’s mother, assisted Rathnavali in her delivery and then vanished. Due to this from then on the God was called Thayumanavar (he who also became the mother.) He is also called Chevvandhi Nadhar as he he was worshipped by Sarama muni using Chevvandhi flowers brought from Naga LOka. The Goddess is called Sugandha Kundalambikai or Mattuvar Kuzhali and has a seperatew temple. This rarest of the rare stotras is given in the collection of Stotras called Jayamangala stotram by late Sengalipuram Anantharama Deekshithar. Please recite it daily in the home where any lady is expecting delivery.It is expected that she would have a safe delivery due to the grace of God who also became a mother. )
1.Devam dakshina kailasam eesoktham poorva janmani,
Sampraptha trisira sailam punyam Saara Maha muni.
1The great Sage Saara reached the Kailasa of the south,
About which he was told by Lord Parmasiva in his previous birth,
Which was a holy mountain with three peaks.
2.Yadathmo paarjithe samvitha sampath phalodhayam,
Tham lingam param dandavath prana nama sa.
2.After reaching the mountain searched and attained by him,
He fell on the floor and saluted that greatest divine linga,
Which would lead oneself to wisdom and prosperity.
3.Sampranamya Maha devam tri sira saila nayakam,
Sthothum prachakrame vaagbhi vaang manotheetha mishtadham.
3.After saluting the great God who is the of mountain with three peaks,
He prayed to the Lord who is beyond mind and words and one fulfilling our desires.
4.Namo bhagawathe thubhyam, Namasthe Shambhave sathe,
Namasthe deva devaaya, jagatham pathaye nama.
4.Salutations to you Oh God, Salutations to Shambu who is the essence,
Salutations to God of Gods, Salutations to the Lord of entire universe.
5,Namo dakshina Kailasa parvathagra swaroopine,
Namo viswamaresaya sahasra sirase nama.
5.Salutations to him who sits on the top of Dakshina Kailasa mountain,
Salutations to lord of Uiverse and devas and salutations to the thousand headed one.
6.Namasivaya rudraya Namasthe viswa moorthaye,
Namasthe neelakandya Namasthe Chandra maulave.
6.Salutations to Shiva who is Rudra, salutations to him who has universal form,
Salutations to God who is blue necked and salutations to god who has moon on his crown.
7.Trivarga phala dathre cha thrayee murthe namo nama,
Namo jeevathmane thubhyam, Namasthe Parmathmane
7.Oh God who grants Dharma, Artha and Kama and who has three forms salutations,
Salutation to you who is individual soul,Salutations to you who is the ultimate soul
8.Jnanaika vedhya roopaaya, veda roopaya they nama,
Namasthe Brahmane thubhyam Namasthe brahmesa adithya thejase.
8,Salutations to you who has a form which can be known by Jnana and to whom who is the form of Veda,
Salutations to you Brahman and to you who is God of Brahma and the luster of the sun.
9,Dikkaladhya parichedhya mahimne, manthra roopine,
Sathe asathe namo vidhyaa swaroopaya vedhase,
9.Salutations to him who is the form of Manthras, who is beyond directions and time.,
Salutations to him who is good who is imperishable, who is the form of learning andwho is studied by Vedas.
10.Nithyaya nithyam bhakthathma vaasine, vara dhayine,
Namasthubhyam sadachara sanmarga sthapakaya cha.
10.Salutations to you who is forever, who lives in the minds of devotees for ever and one s grants boons,
And I also salute him who established good rituals and good path also.
11,Aadhi madhyantha soonyaya sadhithakhila karmane,
Chandaaya chanda Kodanda dharine harine nama.
11.Salutations to him who does not have beginning, middle and end to him who achieve results to all actions,
Who is angry with evil people, who holds the Kodanda and who is Hari.
12.Vrushadwajaya vandhyaya namo veeraya sooline,
Smasana vaasine charma vasine vara dhayine.
12.Salutations to lord having bull in the flag, who is fit to be saluted, who is a hero, who holds the trident,
Who lives in the cremation ground, who wears the tiger’s hide and who grants boons.
13.Aksharaaya, aksha roopaaya yakshesa priya bandhave,
Dakshathdwara vinasaika sikshanaaya namo nama.
13.Salutations to the deathless one,who has form of alphabets, who is the dear friend of Khubera,
Who taught the devas for destroying the yajna of the Daksha.
14,Gowreesaaya, gireesaaya namo giri vaasine,
Nagendra priya bhooshaa bhootha vaasaya bhoo bruthe.
14.Salutation to Lord of Gauri who is the lord of mountain, who lives on the mountain,
Who wears the serpent king with love, who lives in all beings and who lifts the earth.
15.Sathyathilakshana bruthe, sthoola sookshmaayathe nama,
Ugraya santha roopaya bargaayaparameshtine.
15.Salutations to lord who has properties of characters like truth, who can become huge or tiny,
Who can have angry and peaceful form, who destroys sins and is the greatest god.
16.Namo pararkhya saadhyaya, paramartha swaroopine,
Hiranya garbha pramukhai poojyaya puradahine,
16.Salutations to him who can be reached by great prayers, Who is the form of divine truth,
Who is worshipped by Brahma and others and who destroyed the three cities.
17.Purandhraadji poojyaya puruhoothayuthe nama,
Viswaya, viswa samharthre vibhoodhi thraya kaarine,
17.Salutations to him worshipped by Indra and others, who has the form of Indra,
Who is the world, who is the destroyer of the world, and who creates, upkeeps and destroys.
18.Namasthe yogi gamyaya yoga sath phala dhayine,
Sarveswaraya, sarvaaya Chandra sooryagni chakshushe.
18.Salutations to him who can be attained by Yogis, who gives good results to yogic practice,
Who is the God of all, who is the form of the universe and who has moon, sun and fire as eyes.
19.Kaamaya, kama roopaya, kama dathre namo nama,
Kala swaroopine naumi kala garvapa haarine.
19.Salutaions to one who is desirable, who is a desirable form, who gives what one desires,
Who has the form of time and who destroyed the pride of God of death .
20.Ananda thandavasaktha chethase they namo nama,
Apaaravaara samsara sagaroththaranaaya nama.
20.Salutations to one who likes the great male dance of joy,
And who is the one who saves us from the shore less ocean of samsara.
21.Namo bhaktha maha moha mahaa medhayathe nama,
Sudurlabhaya abhakthaanaam sad Bhakthi sulabhaya cha.
21.Salutations to him who has the great capacity to fulfill great desires of devotees,
Who cannot be reached by people without devotion and who can be easily attained by devotees.
22.Nadhaya, nadha roopaaya Namasthe meru thanvane,
Sangine sanga heenaaya sadaa sama priyaya cha.
22.Salutation to the lord who is the form of music, who uses meru mountain as bow,
Who moves in society of devotees, who does not have a group and who loves Sama Veda.
23.Mahathmane, varenyaya mahathaam mahathe nama,
Sthanave deergathapase sarvaavasthathma roopine nama.
23.Salutation to the Lord who is great, chosen and greater than the greatest,
Salutation to the Lord who is stable, who did long penance and who has a form suitable to every condition.
24,Sarva shakthi swaroopaya, sankaraya nama sadaa,
Amithaya agraganyaya samithamara vairine.
24.Salutations always to the lord, who has a form which is powerful, who is peaceful,
Who is immesurable, who is the top and who defeats enemies of devas.
25,Viswadhikaaya rudraaya viswa bhootha antharathmane,
Sanmano vasine sarva mangala pathaye nama.
25.Salutations to the angry one who is greater than universe, who lives as the inner soul of all beings Who lives in the mind of the good and who is the consort of Goddess Parvathi, who is auspicious.
26.Panchakshara swaroopaya nama panchamukhayathe,
Sugandhi kunthalaa Bhakthi sampoojitha nijangraye.
26.Salutations to the Lord who has five letted chant, who has five faces,
And who is worshipped by Goddess with scented hair with devotion.
27.Grudra rajarchitha sriman nama saptha rishi sevitha,
Aaradhithaaya devaischa mathrumisapthapi sadaa.
27.Salutations to the Lord worshipped by Jatayu, who is prosperous, who is served by Saptha Rishis,
Who is worshipped by devas and seven mother goddesses.
28.Thejodhikair muni ganair, ganendra sevithaaya cha,
Namasthe deva devesa, naga kanyarchithaya cha.
28, Salutations to Lord who is worshipped by sages with luster,Who is served by leaders of Bhootha ganas,
Who is the God of devas and who is worshipped by serpent maidens.
- Namo Bhagawathe thubhyam, Namasthe shuddha vigraha,
Gandharwo uraga sidhaischa sadhyair yogibireva cha.
29.Salutations to you Oh God who is purity personified,
And who is fit to be sought by Gandhawas, Uragas, Sidhas, Sadhyas and yogis.
30.Maha muneendrai ishtartha sidhi hetho samarchitha,
Nama trisirase ghora thapa prathyaksha karine.
30.Salutations to the Lord who was worshipped by great sages for fulfillment of their objectives
And who appeared before the three headed one after very great penance.
31.Thathkalipthaalapadhyoru sathkara vibhavaya cha,
Paschathadhakhyaa poorvathmaa nama vikhyadhi meeyushe.
31.Salutations to the Lord who has all the offerings made by that Trisiras,
And who added his name before his own and became very famous
32.Sa sita lakshmanenapi sa Sugreeva hanumathaa,
Ramenyabhi archithaayasu samitha amara vairine.
32.Salutations to the Lord who was worshipped by Sita , Lakshmana, Sugreeva ,
Hanuman and Lord Rama and who destroyed the enemies of devas.
33.Bhoo pradakshina sampraptha partha sampoojithaya cha,
Bramarairapi sad bhakthaa samsevitha padaya cha.
33.Salutation to the Lord who was worshipped by Arjuna after going round the world,
And who has feet that are worshipped with devotion by bees.
34.Chanda roopaya chandathma vapushe akhanda roopine,
Guru manthra swaroopaya swayam vedhyayathe nama.
34,Salutations to the lord who is furios, who has a very angry form , who has a limitless form,
Who is the form of teacher and manthras and who is someone who can know himself.
35.Deva thwameva, devaadhyaa sruthi mrugya sanathana,
Na dwithiyoshti deveshu sarveshu bhavathaa sama.
35.Oh God , you are the primeval God , the beginning less one searched by the Vedas,
There is none second to you and among devas no oe is equal to you.
36.Uthpathi sthithi naasadhi karmaini jagathaam pathe ,
THaani trimoorthyaa lokasya pravarthanthe thadajnayaa.
36.Oh Lord of the universe, the act of creation, upkeep and destruction,
Are carried out by the divine trinity as per the orders of yours.
37.Bahudhaa vipra bhinnakhyaa yasthu santhu hi devathaa,
Thwad Bhakthi rajju samprothaa cheshtanthe sruthi gamyatha.
37.Just like the Brahmins are of different types , so are the devas,
But they being threadedby the rope of devotion to you, do their work according to Vedas.
38.THejasaam trithayam yascha sooryendvagni samahvayam,
THwad thejasaiva badyethath , sarveshaam thejasaam nidhe.
38.Oh Lord who is the home of all luster, the great bodies of luster ,
Namely sun, moon and the fire get their luster from you , Oh treasure of all luster.
39.Bhooriyam bhavatha peetam rodhasthyantharam vapu ,
Gaganam bhavatha kesa viswaroopa namo nama.
39.The earth is your seat, the place between Earth and space is your body,
And the sky is your hair and salutations to you who is like that.
40.Srushtaa brahmedhi ke chithwaam rakshithaa haririthyapi,
Samharhaa Rudraa ithyaahu sathyam jananthinaiva they.
40.Some people claim that they are Brahma is the creator, Vishnu the protector,
And the Rudra who destroys but they are the ones who do not the truth.
41.Jagatha pralayoyasthu sa they nidhredhi khadhyathe,
Sambhavoyam trijagathaam samprabodho maharshibhi.
41.The great sages say that the final deluge is your sleep,
And the creation of this universe is your wakeful state.
42.Devaa apivichinvanthi thwam adhyaapi hi sarvasaa,
Aprameyam kadham thwaaham sthothum chaknomi mandhadhi.
- Even Devas are searching for you now and in spite of that,
Oh God of all , how can I who is a fool, be able to praise you who is immesuarable.
43.Imaa Bhakthi giro hrudhyaa santhu may bhaktha vathsala,
riyaa kalbarbhakam baalaa pithror vathsalya nignayo.
43.Oh God who has a heart filled with love towards devotees,
Though the babies prattle, due to affection the parents find it attractive,
And similarly let these prayers become attractive to you.
44.Ithi sthuthwaa muni sthuthyam Trisaila nayakam,
Sarvopacharai sampoojaam kurvam sthathraa vas siram.
44.This way the sage praised the Lord of the mountain with three peaks,
And worshipped him following all rituals and lived there for a long time.
Sri Mathru bhoothesa stotram sampoornam
Thus ends the prayer addressed to the God who became the mother (Thaymanavar)
Slokas to be recited eleven times praying for safe delivery to Thayumanavar:-
1.Mathru boodeswaro devo
Bakthanaa mishta Dhayaka
Sukanthi kunthala naavaha
Suka Prasava Mrichchathuhu.
1.Oh God Mathrubhootheswara,
Who fulfills the desires of devotees,
Who is with his consort Sukantha Kunthalambika,
I am wishing for a safe delivery.
2.Hima vathyuththarey parthavey
Surathaa nama yakshini
Tasyaha smarana mathrena
Visalya Garpini paveth.
2.On the snow clad mountain,
There was a Yakshini called Surathaa,
And as soon as you remember her,
One would have a safe delivery.
3.Hey sankara smarahara
Man nadha samba sasi chooda
Shri mathrubootha Siva palayamam namasthey.
3.Oh Sankara, killer of God of love,
The lord of the entire universe,
My Lord Samba, who wears the moon,
Oh Lord Shiva with the trident,
Oh Shambhu help me get a safe delivery, Oh merciful one,
Oh Lord Shiva who took the form of a mother protect me, My salutations.