Monday, August 2, 2010

Prayer for Lord Vishnu-Shantakaram Bhujagashayanam

Lord Vishnu


Prayer for Lord Vishnu

shaanta-kaaram bhujaga-shayanam 
padma-naabham suresham
vishwa-dhaaram gagana-sadrisham
megha-varanam shubhaangam.
lakshmi-kaantam kamala-nayanam
yogi-bhi-dhyaana-agamyam
vande vishnum bhava-bhaya-haram 
sarva-lokaika-naatham
 

Meaning 

I adore Lord Vishnu
who is the embodiment of peace,
who lies on the Shesha serpent,
whose navel is the source of the Lotus,
whose complexion is swarthy like the clouds,
whose body shines with heavenly beauty,
who is the beloved of Goddess Lakshmi,
whose eyes are like Lotus,
who is meditated upon by the yogis,
who is the remover of the fear of the world-process.

Description 

I sing praise to Lord Vishnu.
He who has the peaceful (shaanta-)
    demeanor and visage (-kaaram).
He who sleeps and reposes (-shayanam)
    on the serpents (bhujaga-).
He who has a lotus shaped (padma-) navel (-naabham).
He who is the master and lord
    of all the gods (suresham).

I pray to the Lord Vishnu.
He who holds (-dhaaram) the
    universe (vishwaa-) in his hands.
He whose vision (-sadrasham) exceeds
    beyond all the skies (gagana-).
He whose color and visage (-varanam) is
    changeable like the clouds (megha-).
And he who is filled with goodness (shubh-)
    in every part (-aangam) of his body.

I sing praise to the Lord Vishnu.
He who is the husband (-kaantam)
    of the goddess of wealth (-lakshmi).
He whose eyes (-nayanam) are surreal
    like a lotus flower (kamala-).
And he who yogis yearn to reach (-agamyam)
    through meditation (-dhyaana).

I sing praises (vande-) to the Lord Vishnu (-vishnum).
He who removes (-haram) all our fears (-bhaya)
    due to our inborn nature (-bhava).
And he who is the master (-naatham) of the
    entire (-sarva) universe and creation (-lokaika).


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