Shiv Tandav Stotra

श्री शिवताण्डवस्तोत्रम्: श्रीरावण- कृतम्

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The Shiv Tandev Stotra is a devotional hymn created by the King of Lanka, Ravan, in Shiv’s praise (describes the various qualities of Shiv) — seeking Shiv’s blessings and beseeching to grant him the boon of liberation from the unending cycle of life and death. King Ravan was considered a very learned person who, through his great devotion and sacrifice was able to win over the love and considerations of many Gods.

श्रीगणेशाय नमः
जटाटवीगलज्जलप्रवाहपावितस्थले
गलेऽवलम्ब्य लम्बितां भुजङ्गतुङ्गमालिकाम्।
डमड्डमड्डमड्डमन्निनादवड्डमर्वयं चकार
चण्ड्ताण्डवं तनोतु नः शिवः शिवम्॥ १॥
His neck, with thick forest-like locks of hair, holy by water flowing,
On his neck, as garland whom none pair, lofty snake is hanging,
His `Damaru’ drum with its Damat Damat Damat in air echoing,
Shiv — auspicious Tandava dances — may He prosperity be giving.
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जटाकटाहसंभ्रमभ्रमन्निलिम्पनिर्झरी-
विलोलवीचिवल्लरीविराजमानमूर्धनि।
धगद्धगद्धगज्ज्वलल्ललाटपट्टपावके
किशोरचन्द्रशेखरे रतिः प्रतिक्षणं मम॥ २॥
Shiv’s head glorified by rows of celestial Ganga’s waves moving,
Deep in well of his long hair-locks they be ever but so agitating,
On surface of his forehead glows with the brilliant fire flaming,
Who has crescent moon as a jewel on his head — enlightening.
- 95 —
धराधरेन्द्रनंदिनीविलासबन्धुबन्धुर
स्फुरद्दिगन्तसन्ततिप्रमोदमानमानसे।
कृपाकटाक्षधोरणीनिरुद्धदुर्धरापदि
क्वचिद्दिगम्बरे मनो विनोदमेतु वस्तुनि॥ ३॥
In Shiv all universe exists, may my mind happiness be seeking,
Shiv — companion of Parvati — daughter of mountain king being,
Who controls hardships with compassionate look ever flowing,
Who is all-persuasive and four directions his eternal clothing.
- 96 —
लताभुजङ्गपिङ्गलस्फुरत्फणामणिप्रभा
कदम्बकुङ्कुमद्रवप्रलिप्तदिग्वधूमुखे।
मदान्धसिन्धुरस्फुरत्त्वगुत्तरीयमेदुरे
मनो विनोदमद्भुतं बिभर्तु भूतभर्तरि॥ ४॥
May I seek deep pleasure in Shiva, who of all life is supporting,
With reddish brown hood, gems’ luster on it — his snake creeping
Variegated colors on faces of maidens of directions spreading,
Who with upper garment of intoxicated elephant’s skin covering.
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सहस्रलोचनप्रभृत्यशेषलेखशेखर
प्रसूनधूलिधोरणी विधूसराङ्घ्रिपीठभूः।
भुजङ्गराजमालया निबद्धजाटजूटक
श्रियै चिराय जायतां चकोरबन्धुशेखरः॥ ५॥
Shiv give us prosperity, has moon as his head-jewel covering,
By red snake-garland whose locks are tied and ever is flowing,
Whose foot-stool is grayed by the dust from the flowers flowing,
This dust from rows of all the Gods’ head and others is coming.
- 98 —
ललाटचत्वरज्वलद्धनञ्जयस्फुलिङ्गभा-
निपीतपञ्चसायकं नमन्निलिम्पनायकम्।
सुधामयूखलेखया विराजमानशेखरं
महाकपालिसम्पदेशिरोजटालमस्तु नः॥ ६॥
May we get wealth of Siddhis as Shiv’s locks of hair unending,
Who devoured Love God with fire sparks in his forehead flaming,
Who is bowed to by all celestial lords in universe unquestioning?
Who is beautiful, sublime with his crescent moon ever shinning.
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करालभालपट्टिकाधगद्धगद्धगज्ज्वल –
द्धनञ्जयाहुतीकृतप्रचण्डपञ्चसायके।
धराधरेन्द्रनन्दिनीकुचाग्रचित्रपत्रक-
प्रकल्पनैकशिल्पिनि त्रिलोचने रतिर्मम॥ ७॥
My interest is in the Trinetra Lord Shiv with three eyes bearing,
Who offered the powerful God of Love into the fire not fearing,
Dhagad — Dhagad on flat surface of his own forehead flaming,
Who sole artist of attractive lines on Parvati’s breast is drawing.
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नवीनमेघमण्डली निरुद्धदुर्धरस्फुरत् –
कुहूनिशीथिनीतमः प्रबन्धबद्धकन्धरः।
निलिम्पनिर्झरीधरस्तनोतु कृत्तिसिन्धुरः
कलानिधानबन्धुरः श्रियं जगद्धुरंधरः॥ ८॥
May Shiv, bearing universe burden, give us his blessing
Who is lovely with moon and red with skin he is wearing,
Who has the fierce river Ganga tamed on his hair flowing,
His neck dark as midnight new moon with cloud covering.
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प्रफुल्लनीलपङ्कजप्रपञ्चकालिमप्रभा –
वलम्बिकण्ठकन्दलीरुचिप्रबद्धकन्धरम्।
स्मरच्छिदं पुरच्छिदं भवच्छिदं मखच्छिदं
गजच्छिदांधकछिदं तमंतकच्छिदं भजे॥ ९॥
I pray to Shiv whose neck is tied with luster of temples hanging,
On the neck with splendor of the blue lotuses fully-blooming,
As evil-killer of Manmatha, destroyer of Tripuras and life bonding,
Destroyer of sacrifice, darkness, elephants – death controlling.
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अखर्व (अगर्व) सर्वमङ्गलाकलाकदंबमञ्जरी
रसप्रवाहमाधुरी विजृंभणामधुव्रतम्।
स्मरान्तकं पुरान्तकं भवान्तकं मखान्तकं
गजान्तकान्धकान्तकं तमन्तकान्तकं भजे॥ १०॥
I pray to Shiv, bees encircled due to Kadam flowers surrounding,
Destroyer of Manmatha, Tripuras — bonds of worldly life sounding,
Destroyed sacrifice demon Andhaka — elephants’ killer – unfailing,
He controls the God of Death — Yama — who does his bidding.
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जयत्वदभ्रविभ्रमभ्रमद्भुजङ्गमश्वस –
- द्विनिर्गमत्क्रमस्फुरत्करालभालहव्यवाट्।
धिमिद्धिमिद्धिमिध्वनन्मृदङ्गतुङ्गमङ्गल
ध्वनिक्रमप्रवर्तित प्रचण्डताण्डवः शिवः॥ ११॥
His Tandava’s dance is tuned with sounds drums are making,
Dhimid – Dhimid – Dhimid — Dhimid sounds of his own beating,
He has fire on his great forehead, the fire that is ever spreading,
Due to breath of snake in whirling motion in the sky wandering.
- 104 —
स्पृषद्विचित्रतल्पयोर्भुजङ्गमौक्तिकस्रजोर्
- गरिष्ठरत्नलोष्ठयोः सुहृद्विपक्षपक्षयोः।
तृष्णारविन्दचक्षुषोः प्रजामहीमहेन्द्रयोः
समप्रवृत्तिकः कदा सदाशिवं भजे॥ १२॥
When will I worship the Eternal God Shiv who but be showing,
Equal towards people or king, grass or lotus-like eye pairing,
Towards friend or foe or valuable gem or lump of dirt existing,
Towards snake or garland or varied ways of world and its being.
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कदा निलिम्पनिर्झरीनिकुञ्जकोटरे वसन्
विमुक्तदुर्मतिः सदा शिरः स्थमञ्जलिं वहन्।
विमुक्तलोललोचनो ललामभाललग्नकः शिवेति
मंत्रमुच्चरन् कदा सुखी भवाम्यहम्॥ १३॥
When will I be happy, in hollow place near river Ganga am living,
With reverence and folded hands on my head ever I am carrying,
With my bad thinking washed away, mantra of Lord Shiv hauling,
Ever devoted in Shiv — with glorious forehead and eyes vibrating.
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इदम् हि नित्यमेवमुक्तमुत्तमोत्तमं स्तवं
पठन्स्मरन्ब्रुवन्नरो विशुद्धिमेतिसंततम्।
हरे गुरौ सुभक्तिमाशु याति नान्यथा गतिं
विमोहनं हि देहिनां सुशङ्करस्य चिंतनम्॥ १४॥
Whoever reads, remembers, says this stotra herein be getting,
Purification forever and devotion of great Guru Shiv’s obtaining.
For this devotion no other way be that any can be achieving,
Just mere thought of Lord Shiv indeed delusion be removing.
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पूजावसानसमये दशवक्त्रगीतं यः
शंभुपूजनपरं पठति प्रदोषे।
तस्य स्थिरां रथगजेन्द्रतुरङ्गयुक्तां
लक्ष्मीं सदैव सुमुखिं प्रददाति शंभुः॥ १५॥
At Puja end, whoever says with honesty this stotra early morning,
Ever dedicated to worship of Lord Shiv and listens to his calling,
Shiv grants him with a very stable Lakshmi, prosperity, blessing,
All the richness of material thoughts that he may be so wishing.
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इति श्रीरावण- कृतम् शिव- ताण्डव- स्तोत्रम् सम्पूर्णम्
Thus ends the Shiv-Tandava Stotra written by Ravana