Worship of Lord Brahma, Part 5


Lord Brahma

Aug 09, CANADA (SUN) — A serial exploration of places of Lord Brahma's worship.

At the mid-point of our presentation on temples dedicated to the worship of Sri Brahma, we offer this brief glorification of Brahmadev.

Sri Brahma Stotra


Namaste sate te jagat kaara-naaya
Namaste chite darva lokaa-shra-yaaya
Namo ‘dwaita tattwasya mukti pra-daaya
Namo brahmane vyaapine shaash-wa-taaya.

"Salutation to that Being Who creates and supports the different worlds. Salutation to that Truth Who is unequalled, and Who grants liberation. Salutations to that Eternal Supreme Self Who pervades all regions."


Twame-kam sharanyam twame-kam swa prakaa-sham
Twame-kam jagat-paala-kam swa prakaa-sham
Twame-kam jagat kartri paatri pra-har-tri
Twame-kam param nish-cha-lam nir-vi-kalpam.

"You are my sole Refuge, worthy of my final choice. You are the One Protector of the world with Your Self-Radiance. You alone create, sustain and destroy the universe. You are the One Great Motionless Being, free from change."


Bhayaa-naam bhayam bheesha-nam bheesha-naanaam
Gatih praa-ni-naam paawa-nam paa-wa naa-naam
Mahoch chaih padaa-naam niyantri twame-kam
Pare-shaam param rak-sha-nam rak-sha-naa-naam.

"Your are feared even by the fearless, and You rule even the rulers. You are the Goal of all creatures. You purify all those who teach the virtue of purity."


Vayam twaam sma-raa-mo vayam twaam bha-jaa-mo
Vayam twaam jagat saak-shi roopam namaamah
Sade-kam nidhaa-nam ni-raalam bameesham
Bhawaam bhodhi potam sharan-yam vrajaa-mah.

"We think of You, we worship You, we bow to You, O Witness to the drama of this universe. We go to the Shelter of that Unique Being - the Basis of everything, Self-supporting, and Supreme, - a vessel in the sea of Life."


Na tasya kash-chit pati-rasti loke
Na che-shi-taa naiva cha tasya lingam
Sa kaa-ra-nam kara-naa-dhi-paadhi-po
Na chaasya kash-chij janitaa na chaa-dhi-pah.

"In this world, there is no-one above You, and no ruler greater than You. You are without form and image. You are the Ultimate Cause of all causes. No one has created You - You are the Creator of all."


Tameesh-wa-raa-naam paramam mahesh-wa-ram
Tam deva-taa-naam para-mam hi daiva-tam
Patim pateee-naam para-mam paras-taad
Vidaama devam bhuwa-nesha meed-yam.

"We realize You as the Supreme Lord of all lords, the Supreme God of all gods, he Supreme Protector of all protectors, Lord of the world, Worthy of our praise."


Twameva maataa cha pitaa twameva
Twameva bandhush cha sakhaa twameva
Twameva vidyaa dravinam twameva
Twameva sarvam mama deva deva.

"You alone are our Mother, Father, Brother and Friend. You are the Source of our learning and wealth. You are our All-in-all, God of all gods!"

Khambhavati Ragini - Worship of Lord Brahma


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