Ashtaka Shiva Stotram

Bilvashtakam 2 Lyrics in Tamil With Meaning

Lord  Shiva Bilvashtakam was composed by Jagad Guru Sri Adi Shankaracharya. Shri Shiva Bilvashtakam is a powerful mantra that speaks of the power and glory of offering bilva leaves to Lord Shiva. They are to be offered in a group of three leaves and are said to have features that identify them with Lord Shiva himself. Bilva Patra shares a very special relationship with Lord Shiva. Shiva is very fond of Belpatra or the Bilva leaves. If a person prays to Shiva with a clear mind and offers a Belpatra to the Shivalinga, the Lord blesses them with whatever they desire. Hence, Belpatra is one of the most important ingredients which is used for the worship of Lord Shiva. Bilva leaves is from the wood apple tree. This leaf is trifoliate which signifies the holy Trinity: Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh. It also signifies the three eyes of Shiva. According to Shiva Purana, The bilva is the symbol of lord shiva. It is adored even by the gods. it is difficult to understand its greatness. Blessed are the ones who offer Bilva. One Bilva is equal to a thousand lotus, says the Siva Purana. According to the Skanda Purana, the Bel tree grew from the sweat droplets of Parvati which fell on the Mandrachal mountain. From there the Bel tree emerged. Hence, it is believed that the Goddess resides in this tree in all Her forms. She resides as Girija in the roots of the tree, as Maheshwari in its trunk, as Dakshayani in its branches, Parvati in its leaves, Katyayani in its fruit and as Gauri in its flowers. Therefore as Parvati resides in Her various forms in this tree, Shiva is extremely fond of its leaves. According to Sri Bilva Shtakam, bel tree grew from the breast of Lakshmi. Those who offer one leaf of Bilva to Shiva is possibly equal to the spiritual bliss attained by the offer of a saligrāma stone to a Brahman. Giving millions of elephants in charity, performing hundreds of Vājapeya sacrifices, or giving away millions of daughters in marriage equal the offering of one Bilva-leaf to Shiva. Those who recite this sacred Bilvastkam near Shiva shall be freed from all the sins and will attain the abode of Siva.

Bilvaashtakam 2 in Tamil:

த்ரிதளம் த்ரிகுணாகாரம் த்ரினேத்ரம் ச த்ரியாயுதம் |
த்ரிஜன்ம பாபஸம்ஹாரம் ஏகபில்வம் ஶிவார்பணம் ॥ 1 ॥

த்ரிஶாகைஃ பில்வபத்ரைஶ்ச அச்சித்ரைஃ கோமலைஃ ஶுபைஃ |
தவபூஜாம் கரிஷ்யாமி ஏகபில்வம் ஶிவார்பணம் ॥ 2 ॥

கோடி கன்யா மஹாதானம் திலபர்வத கோடயஃ |
காம்சனம் க்ஷீலதானேன ஏகபில்வம் ஶிவார்பணம் ॥ 3 ॥

காஶீக்ஷேத்ர னிவாஸம் ச காலபைரவ தர்ஶனம் |
ப்ரயாகே மாதவம் த்றுஷ்ட்வா ஏகபில்வம் ஶிவார்பணம் ॥ 4 ॥

இம்துவாரே வ்ரதம் ஸ்தித்வா னிராஹாரோ மஹேஶ்வராஃ |
னக்தம் ஹௌஷ்யாமி தேவேஶ ஏகபில்வம் ஶிவார்பணம் ॥ 5 ॥

ராமலிம்க ப்ரதிஷ்டா ச வைவாஹிக க்றுதம் ததா |
தடாகானிச ஸம்தானம் ஏகபில்வம் ஶிவார்பணம் ॥ 6 ॥

அகம்ட பில்வபத்ரம் ச ஆயுதம் ஶிவபூஜனம் |
க்றுதம் னாம ஸஹஸ்ரேண ஏகபில்வம் ஶிவார்பணம் ॥ 7 ॥

உமயா ஸஹதேவேஶ னம்தி வாஹனமேவ ச |
பஸ்மலேபன ஸர்வாம்கம் ஏகபில்வம் ஶிவார்பணம் ॥ 8 ॥

ஸாலக்ராமேஷு விப்ராணாம் தடாகம் தஶகூபயோஃ |
யஜ்னகோடி ஸஹஸ்ரஸ்ச ஏகபில்வம் ஶிவார்பணம் ॥ 9 ॥

தம்தி கோடி ஸஹஸ்ரேஷு அஶ்வமேத ஶதக்ரதௌ |
கோடிகன்யா மஹாதானம் ஏகபில்வம் ஶிவார்பணம் ॥ 10 ॥

பில்வாணாம் தர்ஶனம் புண்யம் ஸ்பர்ஶனம் பாபனாஶனம் |
அகோர பாபஸம்ஹாரம் ஏகபில்வம் ஶிவார்பணம் ॥ 11 ॥

ஸஹஸ்ரவேத பாடேஷு ப்ரஹ்மஸ்தாபன முச்யதே |
அனேகவ்ரத கோடீனாம் ஏகபில்வம் ஶிவார்பணம் ॥ 12 ॥

அன்னதான ஸஹஸ்ரேஷு ஸஹஸ்ரோப னயனம் ததா |
அனேக ஜன்மபாபானி ஏகபில்வம் ஶிவார்பணம் ॥ 13 ॥

பில்வஸ்தோத்ரமிதம் புண்யம் யஃ படேஶ்ஶிவ ஸன்னிதௌ |
ஶிவலோகமவாப்னோதி ஏகபில்வம் ஶிவார்பணம் ॥ 14 ॥

Shiva Stotram – Bilvashtakam Meaning:

I offer a bilva to Lord Shiva, which has three leaves, which represents three qualities, which are like the three eyes of
Shiva, which is like the triad of weapons, and which destroys the sins of three lifetimes.

I offer one bilva leaf to Lord Shiva in worship, which has three branches, does not have holes, is tender and auspicious.

I offer one bilva leaf to Lord Shiva, for if a whole leaf is offered to the Lord of Nandi, we get cleansed of all our sins.

I offer one bilva leaf to Lord Shiva, for it is equivalent to offering a saligrama (sacred stone) to a brahmin, or the great blessing obtained by performing Soma Yaga.

I offer one bilva leaf to Lord Shiva, for it is equivalent to gifting one thousand elephants, or performing one hundred fire sacrifices, or giving away in marriage countless unmarried girls.

I offer one bilva leaf to Lord Shiva, for it is equivalent to giving a Bilva tree which was born from the body of Lakshmi, and which is very dear to Lord Shiva.

I offer one bilva leaf to Lord Shiva. Seeing and touching a Bilva tree washes away one’s very great sins.

I offer one bilva leaf to Lord Shiva, after living in the city of Kasi, seeing Kala Bhairava, and having had darshan of Madhava in Prayag.

I offer one bilva leaf to Lord Shiva. As Brahma, He resides at its base, as Vishnu He lives in the middle, and as Shiva, He lives at the top.

Reading of these eight verses on bilva in the presence of Lord Shiva saves one from all sins, and in the end, takes one to the world of Shiva.

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