adi shankaracharya

BY Adi Shankaracharya

 

Dedicated to my Mother, my very first Guru; Sadguru Parama Pujya Paramahamsa Yogananda
&
To every Guru who has lit the light of wisdom (Jnana) in our hearts.

Anant Samsara Samudhra Thara
Naukayitabhyam Guru Bhaktithabhyam
Vairagya Samrajyadha .. Poojanabhyam
Namo Namah Sri Guru Padukhabyam

Salutations and Salutations to the sandals of my Guru,
Which is a boat, which helps me, cross the endless ocean of life,
Which endows me, with the sense of devotion to my Guru,
And by worship of which, I attain the dominion of renunciation.

Kavitva Varashi Nisha karabhyam
Daurbhagya Davam budha Malikabhyam
Dhoorikruta Namra Vipatti thabhyam
Namo Namah Sri Guru Padukhabyam

Salutations and Salutations to the sandals of my Guru,
Which is the ocean of knowledge, resembling the full moon,
Which is the water, which puts out the fire of misfortunes,
And which removes distresses of those who prostrate before it.

Natha Yayo, Shripatitam Samiyuh
Kadachidapyasu Daridra varyaha
Mookascha Vachas patitham hi thabhyam
Namo Namah Sri Guru Padukhabyam

Salutations and Salutations to the sandals of my Guru,
Which make those who prostrate before it,
Possessors of great wealth, even if they are very poor,
And which makes even dumb people in to great orators.

Naleeka Neekasha Pada hritabhyam
Nana Vimohadhi Nivarikabhyam
Namaj janabheesta Thathi pradhabhyam
Namo Namah Sri Guru Padukhabyam

Salutations and Salutations to the sandals of my Guru,
Which attracts us, to lotus like feet of our Guru,
Which cures us, of the unwanted desires,
And which helps fulfill the desires of those who salute

Nrupali Mauli braja Ratna Kanti
Sarid Viraja Jhasha Kanyakabhyam
Nrupat vadabhyam Natha loka Pankhthee
Namo Namaha Sri Guru Padukhabyam

Salutations and Salutations to the sandals of my Guru,
Which shine like gems on the crown of a king,
Which shine like a maid in the crocodile infested stream,
And which make the devotees attain the status of a king.

Papandhakara arka Param parabhyam
Thapathraya heendra Khagesh warabhyam
Jadyabdhi Samsoshana Vada vabhyam
Namo Namah Sri Guru Padukhabyam

Salutations and Salutations to the sandals of my Guru,
Which is like a series of Suns, driving away the dark sins,
Which is like the king of eagles, driving away the cobra of miseries,
And which is like a terrific fire drying away the ocean of ignorance.

Shamadi Shatka Pradha vaibhavabhyam
Samadhi Dhana Vrata Deekshitabhyam
Ramadha vangri Sthira Bhaktidabhyam
Namo Namah Sri Guru Padukhabyam

Salutations and Salutations to the sandals of my Guru,
Which endows us, with the glorious six qualities like sham,
Which gives the students, the ability to go in to eternal trance,
And which helps to get perennial devotion to the feet of Vishnu.

Swarcha paranaam Akhileshta dabhyam
Swaha Sahayaksha Dhuran darabhyam
Swantachcha bhava Prada Poojanabhyam
Namo Namah Sri Guru Padukabyam

Salutations and Salutations to the sandals of my Guru
Which bestows all desires of the serving disciples,
Who are ever involved in carrying the burden of service
And which helps the aspirants to the state of realization.

Kamadi sarpa Vraja Gaarudabhyam
Viveka Vairagya nidhi Pradhabhyam
Bodha Pradabhyam Drutha Moksha dabhyam
Namo Namah Sri Guru Padukhabyam
Namo Namah Namo Namah Namo Namah

Salutations and Salutations to the sandals of my Guru
Which is the Garuda, which drives away the serpent of passion,
Which provides one, with the treasure of wisdom and renunciation,
Which blesses one, with enlightened knowledge,
And blesses the aspirant with speedy salvation