Shiv Chalisa (The Shiva forty in Hindi)
By Ayodhya Das Translated by P.R.Ramachander
Jai Ganesh Girija Suvan Mangal Mul Sujan Kahat Ayodhya Das Tum Dey Abhaya Varadan
Victory to Ganesh son of Girija, Who is the root cause of all that is good, Ayodhya Das you requests for boon of fearlessness. Jai Girija Pati Dinadayala Sada Karat Santan Pratipala Bhala Chandrama Sohat Nike Kanan Kundal Nagaphani Ke Victory to the consort of Girija, Who is very kind to the oppressed, You always bless the saints, Wear the baby moon on forehead, And wear the snake’s hood as ear studs. Anga Gaur Shira Ganga Bahaye Mundamala Tan Chhara Lagaye Vastra Khala Baghambar Sohain Chhavi Ko Dekha Naga Muni Mohain
His body is fair and ganges flows from his head, He wears a garland of skulls and smears ash on his body, He wears the hide of lion on his waist, And seeing his pretty form the Naga sages are enchanted. Maina Matu Ki Havai Dulari Vama Anga Sohat Chhavi Nyari Kara Trishul Sohat Chhavi Bhari Karat Sada Shatrun Chhayakari The darling daughter Of Maina,
On your left side adds to your beauty, With trident in hand and wearing skin of lion, You always destroy your enemies. Nandi Ganesh Sohain Tahan Kaise Sagar Madhya Kamal Hain Jaise Kartik Shyam Aur Gana rauo Ya Chhavi Ko Kahi Jata Na Kauo
You are with Ganesh and Nandi, And look like the lotus flower in the middle of the sea. You have with you the dark Karthikeya and Ganesh, And who can describe this great scene. Devan Jabahi Jaya Pukara Tabahi Dukha Prabhu Apa Nivara Kiya Upadrav Tarak Bhari Devan Sab Mili Tumahi Juhari When the Devas called for victory, Oh Lord, you swept away their sorrow, When Tharakasura filled them with troubles, All the devas got your generous help. Turata Shadanana Apa Pathayau Luv nimesh Mahi Mari Girayau Apa Jalandhara Asura Sanhara Suyash Tumhara Vidit Sansara With haste you sent to them the six faced God, Who within no time destroyed him, Then you killed the asura called Jalandhara, And your fame spread all over the world. Tripurasur Sana Yudha Machai Sabhi Kripakar Lina Bachai Kiya Tapahin Bhagiratha Bhari Purahi Pratigya Tasu Purari You then waged war against Tripurasura, And with great mercy on all gods, The king Bhagirath undertook great penance, And you helped him to fulfill his vow.
Darpa chod Ganga thabb Aayee Sevak Astuti Karat Sadahin Veda Nam Mahima Tav Gai Akatha Anandi Bhed Nahin Pai Then the Ganga came down leaving her house, And your devotees sing your praise always. Even Vedas tried to sing your praise, But Oh, primeval limitless one, It did not succeed in its effort. Pragati Udadhi Mantan te Jvala Jarae Sura-Sur Bhaye bihala Mahadev thab Kari Sahayee, Nilakantha Tab Nam Kahai
Out of the churning of the ocean came the flame, Of poison which made devas and Asuras greatly scared, And then you as Mahadev swallowed the poison, And then you were called the blue necked one. Pujan Ramchandra Jab Kinha Jiti Ke Lanka Vibhishan Dinhi Sahas Kamal Men Ho Rahe Dhari Kinha Pariksha Tabahin Purari Then Lord Ramachandra worshipped you, And won Lanka and gave it to Vibheeshana, He wanted to worship thee with thousand lotus, And Oh, Lord you decided to test him. Ek Kamal Prabhu Rakheu goyee Kushal-Nain Pujan Chahain Soi Kathin Bhakti Dekhi Prabhu Shankar Bhaye Prasanna Diye-Ichchhit Var Oh Lord you hid one of those lotus flowers, And Lord Rama instead gave one of his lotus like eyes, Seeing the great devotion, You Lord Shankar, Were delighted and granted him the desired boon. Jai Jai Jai Anant Avinashi Karat Kripa Sabake Ghat Vasi Dushta Sakal Nit Mohin Satavai Bhramat Rahe Man Chain Na Avai
Victory, victory to you limitless, deathless one, Shower your grace on all, Oh omniscient one, I am being troubled by evil thoughts always, And I am distressed and have no peace of mind. Trahi-Trahi Main Nath Pukaro Yahi Avasar Mohi Ana Ubaro Lai Trishul...
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