Varadaraja Stotram from Narada Purana

Varadaraja  Stotram from Narada  Purana

Translated by
P.R.Ramachander

(Here is a prayer   addressed   to Varadaraja  of Kannchi puram temple taken from Narada  Purana  .  This great prayer is addressed to the Lord presiding in temple at Thiru vehaa, which is near Kanchi puram. This lord is also called Yathokthakari(He who obeys what is told to him).There is an interesting story about this.
Once Lord Brahma wanted to perform Aswamedha (horse sacrifice) Yagna in the hill near Kanchi called Hastha Giri. Since his consort Saraswathi did not want him to do it, he took help from others. So the enraged goddess came as river Veghavathi(fast moving river) and wanted to destroy the Yaga. But lord Vishnu had decided to help Lord Brahma to do this sacrifice and so he assumed the form of a dam across Vegahvathi and stopped the waters. Vegha Sethu is that dam. This prayer is addressed to Lord in the form of this dam.
He is called Yathokthakari because once when one of his great devotees wanted him , he relocated from Kanchipuram to Thiru Veha, with his folded bed(Adhi Sesha ) .The  Sanskrit text  of this  prayer is given in

1.Srimada Varadarajendra, Sri Vathsanga  Shubha pradha.
Thundeera mandalollasi, thapathraya  Nivaraka

1.Oh  Lord Varadaraja , who has Sri vathsa  on his body, Who grants  auspiciousness,
Who enjoyed staying  in Thondai mandalam and who removes  three  types of sufferings,

                                   An ancient kingdom of  Tamilnadu.

2.Sathyavrutha kshethra vaasi sathya sajjana poshaka,
Sarga sthithiyupa samharakari suguna varidhi.

2.Oh Lord who lives  in Sathyavrutha(Kanchipuram)  temple, who nurtures truly  good people,
Who does the acts  of creation, upkeep and destruction and who is ocean of good characters.

3.Harir hasthagireesana hatha  pranatha dushkrutha,
Thathva roopa sthvashtu krutha Kanchipura varaasritha.

3.Oh Hari, oh owner of Hasthagiri mountain,
Who destroys   the sins of those who salute you,
Who has  the form of philosophy,
And who lives in the auspicious temple made by the carpenter of heavens.

4.Brahmarabdha aswamedhaakhya  maha makha supoojitha,
Veda vedhyo Vegavathi vega beethathma  bhoosthatha.

4.Oh Lord who was  worshipped in Aswa medha   sacrifice conducted  by Lord Brahma,
Who can be known by Vedas  and
Who has son Brahma   who was scared   of the flooding of Vega  Vathi river.

5.Viswa sethur Vega vathi sethur viswadhiko anagha,
Yadokthakari naamadyaa  yajna brud yajna rakshaka.

5.Oh Lord who is a bridge  to the world, who is the bridge to Vega vathi,
Who is greater than all the worlds, Who  is faultless,
Who  has the name Yadoukthakari, who receives the offering during Yajna,
And  who is the  protector of  Yajna.

6,Brahma kundasanna divya, punya koti  vimanagha,
Vanaya pathyarpithahaya, vapasakhilaadhara.

6.Oh Lord who sits  on the punya koti vimana which is near  the fire place  of  Brahma,
And who has got the wet lips due to the vapas  of horse given by  lord  Brahma.

7.Varadhabhaya hasthabja vana maalaa virajitha,
Sankha chakra lasad prani saranagatha rakshaka.

7.Oh lord who shows  symbols of  protection,
And giving boons using his lotus like hands,
Who shines in the forest garland, Whose hand shines,
Holding the conch and the wheel,
And who protects those who surrender  to him.

8.Yimam sthavanthu papagnam purushartha  Dhayakam,
Patatho srunvathaam bhakthyaa sarva sidhir bhaved dhruvam

8.This prayer destroys sins and gives Dharma, wealth   and  fulfills  all desires,
If read   or heard   with devotion  and  would give all powers.

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