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Vedasara Shiva Stava - In sanskrit with meaning

- composed by Sri Adi Shankaracharya

वेदसारशिवस्तवः
Vedasara Shiva Stava
Lord Shiva
Lord Shiva

पशूनां पतिं पापनाशं परेशं
गजेन्द्रस्य कृत्तिं वसानं वरेण्यम्
जटाजूटमध्ये स्फुरद्गाङ्गवारिं
महादेवमेकं स्मरामि स्मरारिम् ॥१॥
Pashuunaam Patim Paapa-Naasham Paresham
Gaje[a-I]ndrasya Krttim Vasaanam Varennyam |
Jattaajuutta-Madhye Sphurad-Gaangga-Vaarim
Mahaadevam-Ekam Smaraami Smara-Arim ||1||

Meaning:
1.1: (I meditate on Him) Who is the Lord of the Living Beings (Pashus), Who destroys our Sins, and Who is the Transcendental God,
1.2: Who wears the Hide of the best of Elephants, and Who is Himself the Best,
1.3: From Whose Matted Hairs is spurting out the holy Waters of the great River Ganga,
1.4: On that Mahadeva only (with one-pointed Mind) I Meditate, the One Who is the Enemy of Smara (Kamadeva, representing desires).

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Shiva
महेशं सुरेशं सुरारार्तिनाशं
विभुं विश्वनाथं विभूत्यङ्गभूषम्
विरूपाक्षमिन्द्वर्क वह्नित्रिनेत्रं
सदानन्दमीडे प्रभुं पञ्चवक्त्रम् ॥२॥
Mahesham Suresham Suraar-Aarti-Naasham
Vibhum Vishvanaatham Vibhuuty[i]-Angga-Bhuussam |
Viruupa-Akssam-Indv[u]-Arka Vahni-Tri-Netram
Sadaa-[Aa]nandam-Iidde Prabhum Pan.ca-Vaktram ||2||

Meaning:
2.1: (I meditate on Him) Who is the Great Lord (Mahesha), Who is the Lord of the Devas (Suresha) and Who removes the Afflictions of the Devas,
2.2: Who is the All-Pervading Lord of the Universe (Vishwanatha) and Whose Body is adorned with Sacred Ashes (Vibhuti),
2.3: Whose Unique Eyes consists of the Triad of the Moon (Indu), Sun (Arka) and Fire (Vahni),
2.4: I Extol that Ever-Blissful Lord Who has Five Faces (Pancha Vaktra).

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Shiva
गिरीशं गणेशं गले नीलवर्णं
गवेन्द्राधिरूढं गणातीतरूपम्
भवं भास्वरं भस्मना भूषिताङ्गं
भवानीकलत्रं भजे पञ्चवक्त्रम् ॥३॥
Giriisham Gannesham Gale Niila-Varnnam
Gave[a-Ii]ndra-Adhiruuddham Ganna-Atiita-Ruupam |
Bhavam Bhaasvaram Bhasmanaa Bhuussita-Anggam
Bhavaanii-Kalatram Bhaje Pan.ca-Vaktram ||3||

Meaning:
3.1: (I meditate on Him) Who is the Lord of the (Kailasha) Mountain (Girisha), Who is the Lord of the Celestial Attendants (Ganesha) and in Whose Throat is Blue-Colored (due to Poison),
3.2: Who is mounted on the king of Bulls (Nandi), and Whose Forms are innumerable,
3.3: Who is Existence Itself shining as the underlying Consciousness (Prakasha) (internally), and Whose Body is Adorned with Sacred Ashes (externally),
3.4: Who is the Consort of Devi Bhavani; I Worship that Lord with Five Faces (Pancha Vaktra).

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Shiva
शिवाकान्त शम्भो शशाङ्कार्धमौले
महेशान शूलिन् जटाजूटधारिन्
त्वमेको जगद्‍व्यापको विश्वरूप
प्रसीद प्रसीद प्रभो पूर्णरूप ॥४॥
Shivaa-Kaanta Shambho Shashaangka-Ardha-Maule
Maheshaana Shuulin Jattaajuutta-Dhaarin |
Tvam-Eko Jagad-Vyaapako Vishva-Ruupa
Prasiida Prasiida Prabho Puurnna-Ruupa ||4||

Meaning:
4.1: O Shambhu (Giver of Happiness), the Beloved of Shivaa (Devi Parvati); O the One with the Half-Moon on His Head,
4.2: O the Great Master (Maheshana) holding the Trident (in His Hand) and bearing the Matted Hairs (on His Head),
4.3: You are the One Who pervades the entire Universe; And Whose Form is the Universe Itself (Vishwarupa),
4.4: Be Pleased with us, be Pleased with us, O Lord, Whose Form is the Fullness (of Consciousness); (Be Pleased with us and make us merge in Your Fullness).

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Shiva
परात्मानमेकं जगद्वीजमाद्यं
निरीहं निराकारमोङ्कारवेद्यम्
यतो जायते पाल्यते येन विश्वं
तमीशं भजे लीयते यत्र विश्वम् ॥५॥
Paraatmaanam-Ekam Jagad-Viijam-Aadyam
Niriiham Niraakaaram-Ongkaara-Vedyam |
Yato Jaayate Paalyate Yena Vishvam
Tam-Iisham Bhaje Liiyate Yatra Vishvam ||5||

Meaning:
5.1: (I meditate on Him) Who is the One Transcendental Consciousness which is the Primeval Seed of the Universe,
5.2: Who is without any Desire (Attaching Him to anything) (Niriha), Who is without any Form (Binding Him to anything) (Nirakara), and Who is known by meditating on the Omkara,
5.3: From Whom is Created the Universe, by Whom is Sustained the Universe,
5.4: I Worship that Lord, in Whom finally the whole Universe Merges.

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Shiva
भूमिर्न चापो वह्निर्न वायुर्
चाकाश आस्ते तन्द्रा निद्रा
ग्रीष्मो शीतो देशो वेषो
यस्यास्ति मूर्तिस्त्रिमूर्ति तमीडे ॥६॥
Na Bhuumir-Na Ca-Apo Na Vahnir-Na Vaayur
Na Ca-[A]akaasha Aaste Na Tandraa Na Nidraa |
Na Griissmo Na Shiito Na Desho Na Vesso
Na Yasya-Asti Muurtis-Tri-Muurti Tamiidde ||6||

Meaning:
6.1: Neither by Earth (Bhumi), nor by Water (Apah), neither by Fire (Vahni), nor by Wind (Vayu), ...
6.2: ... neither also by Space is His presence limited; Similarly neither by Lassitude (Tandra), nor by Sleep (Nidra) (can He be realized),
6.3: Neither by Summer (Grishma), nor by Winter (Shita) (is He constrained); Similarly neither by Place (Desha), nor by Dress (Vesha) (can He be restrained),
6.4: And nor of Whom there is an (exclusive) Image (Murti); I Extol that Trimurti (the Cosmic presence behind Creation, Sustenance and Dissolution).
Then Who is He? The next verse tells about that.

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Shiva
अजं शाश्वतं कारणं कारणानां
शिवं केवलं भासकं भासकानाम्
तुरीयं तमःपारमाद्यन्तहीनं
प्रपद्ये परं पावनं द्वैतहीनम् ॥७॥
Ajam Shaashvatam Kaarannam Kaarannaanaam
Shivam Kevalam Bhaasakam Bhaasakaanaam |
Turiiyam Tamah-Paaram-Aady[i]-Anta-Hiinam
Prapadye Param Paavanam Dvaita-Hiinam ||7||

Meaning:
7.1: He is without Birth (i.e. He did not have a beginning) (Aja), He is Eternal (i.e. He is eternally existing) (Shasvata) and He is the Primal Cause behind all the Causes (Karana Karananam),
7.2: He is Auspicious (Shivaa), He is One (without a second) (Kevalam), He is the (internal) manifesting Light (of Consciousness) (Bhasaka) behind all the (external) manifesting Lights (of Appearances),
7.3: He is Turiya (Super-Conscious state), beyond all Ignorance, and without any Beginning and End,
7.4: I take Refuge in that Transcendental Purity, Who is beyond all Dualities.

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Shiva
नमस्ते नमस्ते विभो विश्वमूर्ते
नमस्ते नमस्ते चिदानन्दमूर्ते
नमस्ते नमस्ते तपोयोगगम्य
नमस्ते नमस्ते श्रुतिज्ञानगम्य ॥८॥
Namaste Namaste Vibho Vishva-Muurte
Namaste Namaste Cidaananda-Muurte |
Namaste Namaste Tapo-Yoga-Gamya
Namaste Namaste Shruti-Jnyaana-Gamya ||8||

Meaning:
8.1: Salutations to You, Salutations to You, O the All-Pervading One (Vibhu), Whose Form is the whole Universe (Vishwamurti),
8.2: Salutations to You, Salutations to You, O the One Who is the embodiment of the Bliss of Consciousness (Cidananda),
8.3: Salutations to You, Salutations to You, Who is attained by Tapas (Penance) and Yoga,
8.4: Salutations to You, Salutations to You, Who is attained by the Knowledge of the Shrutis (Vedas).

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Shiva
प्रभो शूलपाणे विभो विश्वनाथ
महादेव शम्भो महेश त्रिनेत्र
शिवाकान्त शान्त स्मरारे पुरारे
त्वदन्यो वरेण्यो मान्यो गण्यः ॥९॥
Prabho Shuula-Paanne Vibho Vishvanaatha
Mahaadeva Shambho Mahesha Trinetra |
Shivaa-Kaanta Shaanta Smara-Are Pura-Are
Tvad-Anyo Varennyo Na Maanyo Na Gannyah ||9||

Meaning:
9.1: O Lord (Prabhu), O the One with Trident in His Hand (Shulapani), O the All-Pervading One (Vibhu), O the Lord of the Universe (Vishwanatha),
9.2: O the great God (Mahadeva), O the One Who causes Happiness to All (Shambhu), O the great Lord (Mahesha), the One with Three Eyes (Trinetra),
9.3: The Beloved of Devi Parvati (Shivaa Kanta), an embodiment of Peace (Shanta), the One Who was an Enemy of Kama (Smarari) and Tripura (Purari),
9.4: O Lord, Apart from You there is no Other (for me) to be Wished for, Venerated and Considered (for Worship).

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Shiva
शम्भो महेश करुणामय शूलपाणे
गौरीपते पशुपते पशुपाशनाशिन्
काशीपते करुणया जगदेतदेकस् _
त्वं हंसि पासि विदधासि महेश्वरोऽसि ॥१०॥
Shambho Mahesha Karunnaamaya Shuula-Paanne
Gaurii-Pate Pashu-Pate Pashu-Paasha-Naashin |
Kaashii-Pate Karunnayaa Jagad-Etad-Ekas _
Tvam Hamsi Paasi Vidadhaasi Mahe[a-Ii]shvaro[a-A]si ||10||

Meaning:
10.1: O Shambhu, O Mahesha, O the Compassionate One (Karunamaya) with Trident in Hand (Shulapani),
10.2: O the Consort of Gauri (Gauripati), the Lord of All Beings (Pashupati) Who severe their Bondages (Pashupasha Nashi),
10.3: O the Lord of Kashi (Kashipati); By Your Compassion (and Will), this Universe, You alone ...
10.4: ... Destroy, Protect and Create, O You are the Maheshwara (the Great God).

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Shiva
त्वत्तो जगद्भवति देव भव स्मरारे
त्वय्येव तिष्ठति जगन्मृड विश्वनाथ
त्वय्येव गच्छति लयं जगदेतदीश
लिङ्गात्मकं हर चराचरविश्वरूपिन् ॥११॥
Tvatto Jagad-Bhavati Deva Bhava Smara-Are
Tvayy[i]-Eva Tisstthati Jagan-Mrdda Vishvanaatha |
Tvayy[i]-Eva Gacchati Layam Jagad-Etad-Iisha
Lingga-[A]atmakam Hara Cara-Acara-Vishva-Ruupin ||11||

Meaning:
11.1: From You the whole Universe comes into being, O Deva; Existence (Itself comes into being), O Smarari,
11.2: (And then) In You abides the whole Universe (after coming into being), O gracious Vishwanatha,
11.3: (Finally) In You goes this whole Universe during Dissolution (Laya), O Lord of this Universe,
11.4: You Who are of the nature of Linga (symbolized by Linga) (Lingatmaka), You Who take away Afflictions (Hara); You Who are of the form of the World with all its Moving and Non-Moving beings (Caracara Vishwarupin); I ever Meditate on You.

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Translated by greenmesg

Sri Adi Shankaracharya
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01. Achyutashtakam
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06. Ganesha Pancharatnam
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08. Jagannathashtakam
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17. Nirvana Shatakam
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21. Sharada Bhujangam
22. Shiva Manasa Puja
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27. Vedasara Shiva Stava
28. Vishwanathashtakam
29. Yamunashtakam


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