Guru Dhyana Slokam – English Lyrics & Meaning:
(A prayer to the Guru of Sringeri peetam)
Gurur Brahma Gurur Vishnu, Gurur Devo Maheeswara,
Guru saakshaath param brahma thasmai sri Gurave nama ॥ 1 ॥
Guru is Brahma, Vishnu and the great Maheswara,
Guru is the real Brahman and so I salute the Guru.
Sadhashiva samarambhaam, sankaracharya madhyamam,
Asmad Aacharya paryantham vandhe guru paramparaam ॥ 2 ॥
Beginning with Lord Sadhashiva, Swami Sankaracharya in the middle,
Till it reaches Our Guru, We salute the clan of Gurus
Sruthi smruthi puranaanamalayam Karunalayam,
Namami Bhagwatpadam Shankaram Loka Sankaram ॥ 3 ॥
I salute Shankara who is known as Bhagawat pada,
Who is the storehouse of Sruthi, Smrithi and Puranas,
And is the one who does good to all people.
Kailasachala madhyastham kamithaabheeshta dhayakam,
Brahmadhi prarthana praaptha divya manusha vigraham ॥ 4 ॥
He who is in the middle of Kailasa mountain, who can fulfill chosen desires,
Who got a divine human form as per the prayer of Lord Brahma.
Bhakthanugrahanai ekanthaa santha swantha samujjwalam
SAmyajnam samyamindraanaam saarva bhoumam jagad gurum,
For the sake of the blessing of Devotees, he was lonely, peaceful, shining towards his own end,
Having good qualities, controlling even Indra, great lord and Guru of the world,
Kinkari bhootha bakthaina, panka jathi viseshanam.,
Dhyaayaami SAnkaracharya , sarva lokaika sankaram
He was extolled as the lotus-like the controller of the slave like a ghost,
And I meditate on The Sankaracharya, the Sankara of all the worlds.
Prahladha vardho devo yo nrusimha paro hari,
Nrumsimhopasakam nithyam tham nrusimha gurum bhaje ॥ 5 ॥
The God who blessed Prahladha as Lord Narasimha an incarnation of Vishnu,
And he was doing penance on Narasimha and I worship that Guru who is like Narasimha.
Sri sachidananda shivabhinavya nrusimha –bhaarathyabhidhaan yatheendraan.
Vidhya nidheen manthra nidheen sadathma nishtaan bhaje manava shambhu roopaan ॥ 6 ॥
The king of saints was named Sri Satchidananda shivabhinaya Bharathi,
He was a treasure of knowledge and mantras and he with great discipline,
The human form of lord Shiva fervently.
Sadathma dhayana niratham vishayebhya paraangmukham,
Naumi sastreshu nishnaatham, sri Chandra shekara bharathim ॥ 7 ॥
He was always meditating on good souls, was disinterested in material things,
And I salute the one who was disciplined form of sastras, the Sri Chandra Shekara Bharathi
Vivekinam maha prajnam Dhairyaadhaarya kshmaanidhim,
Sadhaa abhinava poorvam tham vidhyatheertha gurum bhaje ॥ 8 ॥
The greatly knowledgeable one among the wise, who was courageous as well treasure of patience,
He was always fresh and modern and I worship that Vidhyatheerthaa.
Om Rathna garbha ganesaanaam Chandra moulincha Saaradhaam,
Vidhyaa theertham gurum chaiva bharathi theerthamasraye ॥ 9 ॥
We are surrendering to Ratna garbha Ganesa, Chandra mouleeswara , Saradha,
Guru Vidhyatheertha as well as bharathi theertha.
Ajnanam jaahnavi theertham, vidhyaa theertha vivekinam,
Sarveshaam sukhadham theertha bharathi theertha maasraye ॥ 10 ॥
The ignorant will surrender to the water of Ganges, the wise to Vidhya theertha,
And all those comfortable to Swami Bharathi theertha.
Bharathi karunaa paathram, bharathi padha bhooshanam,
Bharathi padmaaroodam bharatheerthamaasraye ॥ 11 ॥
Swami Bharathi theertha is the object of the mercy of Goddess Saraswathi,
The ornament to her feet and salutes her feet and we surrender to him.
Yasya sandarsanam punyam smaranam bhagya dhayakam,
Tham vandhe bharathee theerths sishya chithaapahaarakam ॥ 12 ॥
Visiting him is a blessed act, thinking about him would grant luck,
And so I salute Bharthi theertha and his disciples who seal the mind.
Vidhyaa vinaya sampannam veetha ragam vivekinam,
Vandhe vedantha thathwajnam, vidhu shekara bharathim. ॥ 13 ॥
He is wise, possesses humility, free of passion, wise,
And I salute the Vedic philosopher, Vidhu shekara Bharathi
Om karomi kaayena thwaangri sevaam braveemi vachaa thava punyanamaa.
Dhyaayaami moorthim thava hruthsarojo prassedha seegram yathi raja maahyam ॥ 14 ॥
Om I will do service with my body, I will chant by words the holy name,
I will meditate on his form, Oh king of saints be pleased with me speedily