vishwanaathashTakam

Shri VishwanaathashTakam

Brief:

Shri VishwaNathashtakam is a Sanskrit Stotra. It is told by Maharshi Vyas. This is a praise of God Shiva who lives in Varanashi Puri. He is head or king of Varanashi Puri. There are 10 stanzas. Maharshi Vyas is telling us to worship VaranashiPoorPati God Shiva.

Lyrics in KannaDa/English:

ಗಂಗಾ ತರಂಗ ರಮಣೀಯ ಜಠಾ ಕಲಾಪಂ
ಗೌರಿ ನಿರಂತರ ವಿಭೂಶಿತ ವಾಮ ಭಾಗಂ
ನಾರಯಣ ಪ್ರಿಯ ಮನಂಗ ಮದಾಪಹರಂ
ವಾರಾಣಸಿ ಪುರಪಥಿಂ ಭಜ ವಿಶ್ವನಥಂ

gaMgaa taraMga ramaNeeya jaThaa kalaapaM
gouri niraMtara vibhUshita vaama bhaagaM
naarayaNa priya manaMga madaapaharaM
vaaraaNasi purapathiM bhaja vishwanathaM

ವಾಚಮಗೊಚರಮನೆಕ ಗುಣ ಸ್ವರೂಪಂ
ವಾಗಿಶ ವಿಷ್ನು ಸುರ ಸೆವಿಥ ಪಾದ ಪೀಟಂ
ವಾಮೆಣ ವಿಗ್ರಹವರೇಣ ಕಲತ್ರ ವನ್ತಂ
ವಾರಾಣಸಿ ಪುರಪಥಿಂ ಭಜ ವಿಶ್ವನಥಂ

vaachamagocharamaneka guNa swarUpaM
vaagisha viShnu sura sevitha paada pITaM
vaameNa vigrahavarENa kalatra vantaM
vaaraaNasi purapathiM bhaja vishwanathaM

ಭೂತಧಿಪಂ ಭುಜಗ ಭುಷಣ ಭೂಷಿತಂಗಂ
ವ್ಯಾಗ್ರಾಜಿನಾಂ ಬರಧರಂ ಜಟಿಲಂ ತ್ರಿನೆತ್ರಂ
ಪಾಶಂಕುಶಭಯ ವರಪ್ರದ ಶೂಲ ಪಾಣಿಂ
ವಾರಾಣಸಿ ಪುರಪಥಿಂ ಭಜ ವಿಶ್ವನಥಂ

bhUtadhipaM bhujaga bhuShaNa bhUShitaMgaM
vyaagraajinaaM baradharaM jaTilaM trinetraM
paashaMkushabhaya varaprada shUla paaNiM
vaaraaNasi purapathiM bhaja vishwanathaM

ಶೀತಾಂ ಶು ಶೋಭಿತ ಕಿರೀಟ ವಿರಾಜಮಾನಂ
ಭಾಲೇಕ್ಷಣತಲ ವಿಶೊಷಿತ ಪಂಚಭಾಣಂ
ನಾಗದಿಪಾರಚಿತ ಭಾಸುರ ಕರ್ಣ ಪೂರಂ
ವಾರಾಣಸಿ ಪುರಪಥಿಂ ಭಜ ವಿಶ್ವನಥಂ

shItaaM shu shObhita kirITa viraajamaanaM
bhaalEkShaNatala vishoShita paMchabhaaNaM
naagadipaarachita bhaasura karNa pooraM
vaaraaNasi purapathiM bhaja vishwanathaM

ಪಂಚಾನನಂ ದುರಿತ ಮತ್ತ ಮದಂಗಜನಾಂ
ನಾಗಾನ್ತಕಂ ದನುಜ ಪುಂಗವ ಪನ್ನಗನಂ
ದಾವನಲಂ ಮರಣ ಶೋಕ ಜರಾಟವೀನಾಂ
ವಾರಾಣಸಿ ಪುರಪಥಿಂ ಭಜ ವಿಶ್ವನಥಂ

paMchaananaM durita matta madaMgajanaaM
naagaantakaM danuja puMgava pannaganaM
daavanalaM maraNa shOka jaraaTaveenaaM
vaaraaNasi purapathiM bhaja vishwanathaM

ತೇಜೋಮಯಂ ಸಗುಣ ನಿರ್ಗುಣ ಮದ್ವಿತೀಯಂ
ಆನನ್ದಕನ್ದ ಮಪರಾಜಿತ ಮಪ್ರಮೆಯಂ
ನಾಗಾತ್ಮಕಂ ಸಕಲ ನಿಷ್ಕಲ ಮಾತ್ಮ ರೂಪಂ
ವಾರಾಣಸಿ ಪುರಪಥಿಂ ಭಜ ವಿಶ್ವನಥಂ

tEjOmayaM saguNa nirguNa madviteeyaM
aanandakanda maparaajita maprameyaM
naagaatmakaM sakala niShkala maatma roopaM
vaaraaNasi purapathiM bhaja vishwanathaM

ಆಶಾಂ ವಿಹಾಯ ಪರಿಹ್ರುತ್ಯ ಪರಶ್ಯ ನಿಂದಂ
ಪಾಪೇ ರತಿಂ ಚ ಸುನಿವಾರ್ಯ ಮನಃ ಸಮಾಧೌ
ಆಧಾಯ ಹೃತ್ಕಮಲ ಮಧ್ಯಗತಂ ಪರೇಶಂ
ವಾರಾಣಸಿ ಪುರಪಥಿಂ ಭಜ ವಿಶ್ವನಥಂ

aashaaM vihaaya parihrutya parashya niMdaM
paapE ratiM cha sunivaarya manaH samaadhou
aadhaaya hRutkamala madhyagataM parEshaM
vaaraaNasi purapathiM bhaja vishwanathaM

ರಗಾದಿಧೊಷ ರಹಿಥಂ ಸ್ವಜನನುರಾಗಂ
ವೈರಾಗ್ಯ ಶಾಂತಿ ನಿಲಯಂ ಗಿರಿಜಾ ಸಹಯಂ
ಮಾಧುರ್ಯ ಧೈರ್ಯ ಸುಭಗಂ ಗರಲಾಭಿರಮಂ
ವಾರಾಣಸೀ ಪುರಪಥಿಂ ಭಜ ವಿಶ್ವನಥಂ

ragaadidhoSha rahithaM swajananuraagaM
vairaagya shaaMti nilayaM girijaa sahayaM
maadhurya dhairya subhagaM garalaabhiramaM
vaaraaNasI purapathiM bhaja vishwanathaM

ವಾರಣಸೀ ಪುರಪತೇಃ ಸ್ತವನಂ ಶಿವಸ್ಯ
ವ್ಯಾಖ್ಯಾತಮಷ್ಟಕಮಿದಂ ಪಠತೆ ಮನುಷ್ಯಃ
ವಿದ್ಯಾಂ ಶ್ರಿಯಂ ವಿಪುಲ ಸೌಖ್ಯಮನನ್ತಕೀರ್ತಿಂ
ಸಮ್ಪ್ರಾಪ್ಯ ದೇಹ ವಿಲಯೇ ಲಭತೇ ಚ ಮೊಕ್ಷಂ

vaaraNasI purapatEH stavanaM shivasya
vyaakhyaatamaShTakamidaM paThate manuShyaH
vidyaaM shriyaM vipula soukhyamanantakeertiM
sampraapya dEha vilayE labhatE cha mokShaM

ವಿಶ್ವನಾಥಾಷ್ಟಕಮೀದಂ ಯಃ ಫಠೆತ್ ಶಿವ ಸನ್ನಿಧೌ
ಶಿವ ಲೊಕಮಾವಾಪ್ನೊತಿ ಶಿವೆನ ಸಹ ಮೊದತೆ

vishvanaathaaShTakamIdaM yaH PaThet shiva sannidhau
shiva lokamaavaapnoti shivena saha modate

Meaning:

 1) Matted hair of God Shiva is looking like, beautiful waves of river Ganga. Presence of Goddess Parvati at the left side of him (God Shiva), contributes in the decoration, He is loved by God Narayan. He destroyed pride of God of love (KamaDeva). Devote; worship God (Shiva) VishwaNatha who is king of varanashipoori.

2) Our tongue can’t describe him (God VishwaNatha). He has many virtues and many swaroopas (avatars). God Brahma, God Vishnu and other Gods are always found in his service. His left side is his wife, Parvati. Devote; worship God (Shiva) VishwaNatha who is king of varanashipoori.

3) He is leader of Ghosts. His body is decorated by serpents and Nagas like ornaments. He has worn clothes made up of tiger-skin. Pasha, Ankush, and Shoola are the weapons in his hand and Abhaya (No fear) and Vara (Blessings) are for his devotees Devote; worship God (Shiva) VishwaNatha who is king of varanashipoori.

4) Moon rays are decorating him; He has destroyed God of love with the fire of his (third) eye which is on his forehead. He has earrings of very big serpents in his ears which are shining. Devote; worship God (Shiva) VishwaNatha who is king of varanashipoori.

5) He is like a lion that destroys big elephants of sins. He becoming as an eagle is destroyer of demons which are appearing as big serpents. He is also remover of fear of death, sorrow, unhappiness and oldness; which come in our life like a dangerous forest. He appears as a fire and burnt this forest. Devote; worship God (Shiva) VishwaNatha who is king of varanashipoori.

6) He is very lustrous, He is with concrete form as well as he is without form, there is nobody like him, He is always delighted. He is always victorious nobody can defeat him, He is beyond comparison. He has serpents on his body. He has neither old age nor death; he is always young at all times. Devote; worship God (Shiva) VishwaNatha who is king of varanashipoori.

7) He doesn’t have anger or any other flaw. He has always blessings for his devotees. He has no attachment to worldly pleasures and he is a place of peace. Goddess Parvati always live together with him. He is having a kind and sweet nature and fortitude. His throat is decorated by the poison mark. Devote; worship God (Shiva) VishwaNatha who is king of varanashipoori.

8) Leave all your desires, don’t criticize others, and don’t commit sins, Enjoy the Samadhi i.e. sit quietly and see the God within you. Devote; The God within you is God VishwaNatha only hence worship God (Shiva) VishwaNatha who is king of varanashipoori.

9) Anybody reciting this VishwaNathashtakam of 8 sholaks, will receive the knowledge, Prosperity, Happiness and unlimited fame. After his death will be the recipient of the moksha.

10) The devotee who recites this VishwaNathashtakam by sitting near God Shiva (temple) will be the recipient of Shiva Loka and lives with God Shiva happily.

Video/Audio Link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEYbVtf0UNQ

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