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Ganga Stotram: Devi Sureswari Bhagavati Gange - in sanskrit with meaning - Stotra on Devi Ganga

- composed by Sri Adi Shankaracharya

गङ्गा   स्तोत्रम् - देवि   सुरेश्वरि   भगवति   गङ्गे
Ganga Stotram: Devi Sureswari Bhagavati Gange
Devi Ganga

Penance of Bhagiratha
Penance of king Bhagiratha - Descent of river Ganga
Gangotri Ganga Temple
River Ganga at Gangotri - Temple of Devi Ganga
Haridwar Har-ki-Pauri
River Ganga at Haridwar - Ganga Aarti is performed here
Kashi
River Ganga at Varanasi - Ganga Aarti is performed here
Devi Ganga

देवि सुरेश्वरि भगवति गङ्गे त्रिभुवनतारिणि तरलतरङ्गे
शङ्करमौलिविहारिणि विमले मम मतिरास्तां तव पदकमले ॥१॥
Devi Sure[a-Ii]shvari Bhagavati Gangge Tribhuvana-Taarinni Tarala-Tarangge |
Shangkara-Mauli-Vihaarinni Vimale Mama Matir-Aastaam Tava Pada-Kamale ||1||

Meaning:
1.1: (Salutations to Devi Ganga) O Devi Bhagavati Ganga, the Goddess of the Devas, You liberate the Three Worlds with the (merciful) waves of Your Liquid Form,
1.2: O the Stainless Pure One Who resides in the Head of Shankara, May my Devotion remain firmly established on Your Lotus Feet.

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Devi Ganga
भागीरथि सुखदायिनि मातस्तव जलमहिमा निगमे ख्यातः
नाहं जाने तव महिमानं पाहि कृपामयि मामज्ञानम् ॥२॥
Bhaagiirathi Sukha-Daayini Maatas-Tava Jala-Mahimaa Nigame Khyaatah |
Naaham Jaane Tava Mahimaanam Paahi Krpaamayi Maam-Ajnyaanam ||2||

Meaning:
2.1: (Salutations to Devi Ganga) O Mother Bhagirathi, You give Joy to All, and the Glory of Your Water is praised in the Scriptures,
2.2: I do not know Your Glory fully, but inspite of my Ignorance, please protect me, O Compassionate Mother.

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Devi Ganga
हरिपदपाद्यतरङ्गिणि गङ्गे हिमविधुमुक्ताधवलतरङ्गे
दूरीकुरु मम दुष्कृतिभारं कुरु कृपया भवसागरपारम् ॥३॥
Hari-Pada-Paadya-Tarangginni Gangge Hima-Vidhu-Muktaa-Dhavala-Tarangge |
Duurii-Kuru Mama Dusskrti-Bhaaram Kuru Krpayaa Bhava-Saagara-Paaram ||3||

Meaning:
3.1: (Salutations to Devi Ganga) O Mother Ganga, You originate from the Feet of Hari, and flow down with Pure White Waves resembling the Whiteness of Frost, the Whiteness of Moon, as well as the Whiteness of Pearl,
3.2: O Mother, Please remove the burden in my Mind created due to Evil deeds, and by Your Grace finally make me cross the ocean of Samsara (Worldly Existence).

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Devi Ganga
तव जलममलं येन निपीतं परमपदं खलु तेन गृहीतम्
मातर्गङ्गे त्वयि यो भक्तः किल तं द्रष्टुं यमः शक्तः ॥४॥
Tava Jalam-Amalam Yena Nipiitam Parama-Padam Khalu Tena Grhiitam |
Maatar-Gangge Tvayi Yo Bhaktah Kila Tam Drassttum Na Yamah Shaktah ||4||

Meaning:
4.1: (Salutations to Devi Ganga) He who has drunk Your Pure Water, Indeed he will obtain the Highest Abode,
4.2: Yama is not able to cast his glance on him (i.e. he goes to Your Abode and not Yamaloka).

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Devi Ganga
पतितोद्धारिणि जाह्नवि गङ्गे खण्डितगिरिवरमण्डितभङ्गे
भीष्मजननि हे मुनिवरकन्ये पतितनिवारिणि त्रिभुवनधन्ये ॥५॥
Patito[a-U]ddhaarinni Jaahnavi Gangge Khannddita-Giri-Vara-Mannddita-Bhangge |
Bhiissma-Janani He Muni-Vara-Kanye Patita-Nivaarinni Tri-Bhuvana-Dhanye ||5||

Meaning:
5.1: (Salutations to Devi Ganga) O Jahnavi Ganga, You are the uplifter of the fallen, and You flow meandering through the Great Mountains (of Himalayas), cutting through them and adorning them,
5.2: O the Mother of Bhisma and the daughter of the great Jahnu Muni, You save the fallen and bring prosperity to the three Worlds.

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Devi Ganga
कल्पलतामिव फलदां लोके प्रणमति यस्त्वां पतति शोके
पारावारविहारिणि गङ्गे विमुखयुवतिकृततरलापाङ्गे ॥६॥
Kalpa-Lataam-Iva Phala-Daam Loke Prannamati Yastvaam Na Patati Shoke |
Paaraavaara-Vihaarinni Gangge Vimukha-Yuvati-Krta-Tarala-Apaangge ||6||

Meaning:
6.1: (Salutations to Devi Ganga) You bestow Fruits to the Worlds like the Kalpalata (Wish-Fulfilling creeper); He who reverentially bows down to You does not fall into Grief,
6.2: O Mother Ganga, You flow into the ocean with the sportiveness of a young Maiden turning away with side glances.

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Devi Ganga
तव चेन्मातः स्रोतःस्नातः पुनरपि जठरे सोऽपि जातः
नरकनिवारिणि जाह्नवि गङ्गे कलुषविनाशिनि महिमोत्तुङ्गे ॥७॥
Tava Cen-Maatah Srotah-Snaatah Punar-Api Jatthare Sopi Na Jaatah |
Naraka-Nivaarinni Jaahnavi Gangge Kalussa-Vinaashini Mahimo[a-U]ttungge ||7||

Meaning:
7.1: (Salutations to Devi Ganga) O Mother, he who has bathed in the flow of Your Pure Water, he will not again take birth from the womb of a mother (i.e. have rebirth),
7.2: O Jahnavi Ganga, You save people from falling in the Naraka (Hell) and destroy their Impurities; O Mother Ganga, Your Greatness stands High.

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Devi Ganga
पुनरसदङ्गे पुण्यतरङ्गे जय जय जाह्नवि करुणापाङ्गे
इन्द्रमुकुटमणिराजितचरणे सुखदे शुभदे भृत्यशरण्ये ॥८॥
Punar-Asad-Angge Punnya-Tarangge Jaya Jaya Jaahnavi Karunna-Apaangge |
Indra-Mukutta-Manni-Raajita-Caranne Sukha-De Shubha-De Bhrtya-Sharannye ||8||

Meaning:
8.1: (Salutations to Devi Ganga) O Jahnavi Ganga, Victory to You, You make the Impure Body Pure again by Your Holy Waves and Compassionate Glance,
8.2: O Mother Ganga, Your Feet is adorned with the Crown-Jewel of Indra; You give Joy and bestow Auspiciousness to the servant who takes Your Refuge.

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Devi Ganga
रोगं शोकं तापं पापं हर मे भगवति कुमतिकलापम्
त्रिभुवनसारे वसुधाहारे त्वमसि गतिर्मम खलु संसारे ॥९॥
Rogam Shokam Taapam Paapam Hara Me Bhagavati Kumati-Kalaapam |
Tri-Bhuvana-Saare Vasudhaa-Haare Tvam-Asi Gatir-Mama Khalu Samsaare ||9||

Meaning:
9.1: (Salutations to Devi Ganga) O Bhagavati Ganga, Please take away my Diseases, Sorrows, Afflictions and Sins & Evil-Tendencies from my Mind,
9.2: O Mother Ganga, You are the Prosperity of the Three Worlds and the Garland of the Earth, You verily are my Refuge in the Samsara (Worldly Existence).

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Devi Ganga
अलकानन्दे परमानन्दे कुरु करुणामयि कातरवन्द्ये
तव तटनिकटे यस्य निवासः खलु वैकुण्ठे तस्य निवासः ॥१०॥
Alakaanande Parama-[A]anande Kuru Karunnaamayi Kaatara-Vandye |
Tava Tatta-Nikatte Yasya Nivaasah Khalu Vaikunntthe Tasya Nivaasah ||10||

Meaning:
10.1: (Salutations to Devi Ganga) O Alakananda, O the giver of Great Joy, Please listen to my Prayers and be Gracious to me, O the Merciful One Who is adored by the Helpless,
10.2: He, who resides near Your River Bank, is indeed residing in Vaikuntha,

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Devi Ganga
वरमिह नीरे कमठो मीनः किं वा तीरे शरटः क्षीणः
अथवा श्वपचो मलिनो दीनस्तव हि दूरे नृपतिकुलीनः ॥११॥
Varam-Iha Niire Kamattho Miinah Kim Vaa Tiire Sharattah Kssiinnah |
Athavaa Shvapaco Malino Diinas-Tava Na Hi Duure Nrpati-Kuliinah ||11||

Meaning:
11.1: (Salutations to Devi Ganga) O Mother, It is better to live in Your Waters like a Tortoise or Fish, or in Your River Bank like a feeble Chameleon, ...
11.2: ... or be an unclean and miserable Low born (but living near You), rather than be a King or High Born but being far away from You.

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Devi Ganga
भो भुवनेश्वरि पुण्ये धन्ये देवि द्रवमयि मुनिवरकन्ये
गङ्गास्तवमिमममलं नित्यं पठति नरो यः जयति सत्यम् ॥१२॥
Bho Bhuvaneshvari Punnye Dhanye Devi Dravamayi Muni-Vara-Kanye |
Ganggaa-Stavam-Imam-Amalam Nityam Patthati Naro Yah Sa Jayati Satyam ||12||

Meaning:
12.1: (Salutations to Devi Ganga) O Bhuvaneswari (Goddess of the World), You are the bestower of Holiness and Prosperity; O Devi, You are the daughter of the great Jahnu Muni in Liquid Form,
12.2: He who regularly recites this Pure Ganga Stava (Hymn), he truly becomes successful.

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Devi Ganga
येषां हृदये गङ्गाभक्तिस्तेषां भवति सदा सुखमुक्तिः
मधुराकान्तापज्झटिकाभिः परमानन्दकलितललिताभिः ॥१३॥
Yessaam Hrdaye Ganggaa-Bhaktis-Tessaam Bhavati Sadaa Sukha-Muktih |
Madhuraa-Kaantaa-Pajjhattikaabhih Parama-[A]ananda-Kalita-Lalitaabhih ||13||

Meaning:
13.1: (Salutations to Devi Ganga) He who fills his Heart with Devotion to Devi Ganga, he always feels the Joy of Freedom (within his Heart),
13.2: This Ganga Stotram which is Sweet and Pleasing is composed in Pajjhatika meter; It is like a Great Joy formed with Artless Innocence (of Devotion).

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Devi Ganga
गङ्गास्तोत्रमिदं भवसारं वाञ्छितफलदं विमलं सारम्
शङ्करसेवकशङ्कररचितं पठति सुखी स्तव इति समाप्तः ॥१४॥
Ganggaa-Stotram-Idam Bhava-Saaram Vaan.chita-Phala-Dam Vimalam Saaram |
Shangkara-Sevaka-Shangkara-Racitam Patthati Sukhii Stava Iti Ca Samaaptah ||14||

Meaning:
14.1: (Salutations to Devi Ganga) This Ganga Stotram is the true substance in this Samsara, giving desired Fruits, and is the essence of Purity,
14.2: This hymn is composed by Shankara (Adi Shankaracharya), the servant of Shankara (Shiva); those who read it will be filled with Joy; thus ends this Stava (Hymn) (with good wishes for all).


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Penance of king Bhagiratha - from Valmiki Ramayana:


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Gangotri at the source of river Ganga in Uttarakhand Himalayas (3140 m):

Gangotri Temple - The source of river Ganga in Uttarakhand Himalayas: Gangotri (3140 m) is the source of river Ganga (Bhagirathi) in Uttarakhand Himalayas. The actual source is at the Gaumukh glacier a little further from Gangotri.

- Temples:
The temple of Devi Ganga is situated on the right bank of river Bhagirathi in the Gangotri village. There is a stone slab near the temple where king Bhagirath meditated to bring Ganga to earth. The stone slab is called Bhagirath Shila.

- Gangotri is located in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand.


Haridwar (Mayapuri) in the foothills of the Uttarakhand Himalayas:

Haridwar Ganga Aarti, Haridwar - An ancient place known as Mayapuri which is a Mukti Puri as well as a place of Kumbha Mela in the foothills of the Uttarakhand Himalayas: Haridwar which was known as Mayapuri in ancient times is a Mukti Puri as well as a place of Kumbha Mela. It is located in the foothills of the Uttarakhand Himalayas where river Ganga first touches the plains.

- Mukti Puri: Haridwar is one of the 7 Mukti Puris known by the ancient name of Mayapuri.
(Sapta Mukti Puris are: Mathura, Ayodhya, Mayapuri, Kashi, Kanchi, Avantika, Dwarka)

- Place of Kumbha Mela: Haridwar is one of 4 places of Kumbha Mela. It is believed that drops of amrita (nectar) fell from the kumbha (urn) during samudra manthana. So here Kumbha Mela is held every twelve years. Also Ardha Kumbha Mela is held every six years.
(Places of Kumbha Mela are: Prayaga, Haridwar, Ujjain, Nashik)

- Ganga-Dwar & Ganga Arati: Haridwar is the place where river Ganga first touches the plains after flowing down from the Himalayas. So it is also known as Gangadwar or the gateway of Ganga. The famous Ganga Arati is held in Haridwar every evening in the Har-ki-Pauri when hundreds of lighted lamps are floated on the river Ganga.

- Hari-Dwar: Haridwar also means the gateway of Hari because the ascent to the Deva Bhoomi of Uttarakhand Himalayas starts from here. Starting from Haridwar, one undertakes the Char Dham Yatra of Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri.

- Place of Daksha Yagya: According to Skanda Purana - Kedara Khanda, the Daksha Yagya was held in Kankhal in Haridwar. There is a Daksheswar Mahadev temple in Kankhal.

- Temples:
  • Maya Devi: In Haridwar, the temple of Maya Devi is believed to be a Shakti Peetha where the heart and navel of Devi Sati fell. So Haridwar is also called Mayapuri.
  • Chandi Devi: The temple of Chandi Devi located on top of Nila Parvat is believed to be the place where the Devi killed the demons Chanda and Munda.
  • Mansa Devi: There is also a famous temple of Devi Mansa.
  • Daksheswar Mahadev: There is a Daksheswar Mahadev temple in Kankhal.
- Haridwar is located in the Haridwar district of Uttarakhand.
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Kashi:

Kashi Vishwanath Jyotirlinga Kashi Annapoorna Kashi Kalabhairava Ganga Aarti, Kashi - Mukti Puri: Kashi is one of the 7 Mukti Puris.
(Sapta Mukti Puris are: Mathura, Ayodhya, Mayapuri, Kashi, Kanchi, Avantika, Dwarka)

- Jyotirlinga: Kashi is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas known as Vishwanath Jyotirlinga.
(The Jyotirlingas are: Somnath, Mallikarjuna, Mahakaleshwar, Omkareshwar, Vaidyanath, Bhimashankar, Rameshwaram, Nageshwar, Vishwanath, Tryambakeshwar, Kedarnath and Grishneshwar - Refer to the Jyotirlinga sloka)

- Shakti Peetha: Kashi is one of the 51 Shakti Peethas known as Varanasi Shakti Peetha.
(Refer to the list of Shakti Peethas - Refer to Shakti Peetha Stotram)

- Annapoorna Temple: The Annapoorna Devi Temple is located near the Kashi Vishwanath Temple in the Vishwanath lane. Devi Annapoorna is the Goddess of food. Food is served to all devotees daily as prasad in the temple. The festival of Annakut is an important festival associated with the Annapoorna Temple. The festival is performed for three days and only on these days the golden image of Mother Annapoorna is opened for darshan. The festival falls on Karthik Shukla Pratipada.

- Kalabhairava Temple: The Kalabhairava Temple is located in the Visheshwarganj in Kashi, around a km away from the Kashi Vishwanath temple. Kalabhairava is a fearsome aspect of Shiva associated with kala or death. He is considered as the kotwal (guardian angel) of Varanasi. The image of Kalabhairava is shown sitting on his dog vehicle and holding a trident. The silver face of the deity is only revealed and the rest of the body is covered with cloth. This temple was once a popular place of worship mainly by tantriks and ascetics. Now it is visited and patronized by general public as well.

- Ganga Arati: Kashi is the place where the holy river Ganga flows. The famous Ganga Arati is held in Kashi every evening in the Dashashwamedh Ghat.

- Kashi is located in the Varanasi district of Uttar Pradesh.


Sri Adi Shankaracharya
Stotras by Sri Adi Shankaracharya in this site:

01. Achyutashtakam
02. Annapoorna Stotram
03. Bhavani Ashtakam
04. Devi Aparadha Kshamapana Stotram
05. Dakshinamurthy Stotram
06. Ganesha Pancharatnam
07. Ganga Stotram
08. Kalabhairava Ashtakam
09. Kalika Ashtakam
10. Kamakshi Stotram
11. Kanakadhara Stotram
12. Lakshmi Nrisimha Karavalambam
13. Lalita Panchakam
14. Meenakshi Pancharatnam
15. Narmadashtakam
16. Nirvana Shatakam
17. Pandurangashtakam
18. Pratah Smarami
19. Ranganathashtakam
20. Sharada Bhujangam
21. Shiva Manasa Puja
22. Shiva Panchakshara Stotram
23. Shiva Pratah Smaran Stotram
24. Shivashtakam
25. Subramanya Bhujangam
26. Vishwanathashtakam
27. Yamunashtakam



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Mother Earth Aditya Hridayam (Valmiki Ramayana)
Agni Suktam (RV 1.1)
Apah Suktam (RV 10.9)
Bhoomi Sukta Excerpts (AV 12.1)
Brahma Murari Tripurantakari (VmP 14)
Gange Ca Yamune Caiva (Snana sloka)
Ganga Stotram (of Adi Shankaracharya)
Ganga descent from Srimad Bhagavatam (SB 5.17)
Ganga description from Ramayana (VR 2.5)
Krishna & Vrindavana Forest (SB 10.15)
Kshetrapati Suktam (RV 4.57)
Narmadashtakam (of Adi Shankaracharya)
Reva Mahatmya Varnanam (from Skanda Purana - Reva Khanda - Ch 2)
Samudra Vasane Devi (Kshama Prarthana sloka)
Shakambari (Shatakshi) Mahatmyam (DB 7.28)
Shubham Karoti Kalyanam (Deepa Jyoti sloka)
Suryashtakam (Stotra on Suryadeva)
Tulasi Stotram (Stotra on Devi Tulasi)
Yamunashtakam (of Adi Shankaracharya)


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May there be Peace Indeed within Peace,
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