Ashtaka Subramanya Stotram

Shri Subrahmanya Ashtakam Lyrics in Sanskrit With Meaning

Lord Murugan or Subramanya is the elder son of Shiva and Parvati and hence the brother of Sri Ganesha. Sri Subramanya Ashtakam, also known as Swaminatha Karavalambam is an octet composed by Sri Adi Shankaracharya, praising Lord Subramanya. Shri Subramanya Ashtakam is recited to get rid of all present and past birth sins. The stotra is an octet composed by Sri Guru Adi Shankaracharya, praising Lord Subrahmanya. Swaminatha Ashtakam has 8 stanzas similar to Astakams and each stanza ends with a sentence Vallisa Nadha Mama Dehi Karavalambam asking Lord Murugan to extend a hand of support and save the devotee. Sri Subramanya is worshipped on Tuesday and Sunday for getting rid of Kuja – Mars dosha, Sarpa Dosha in one’s horoscope. Married couples desiring progeny generally offer prayers to Subramanya in serpent form.

Sri Subrahmanya Ashtakam (Karavalamba Stotram) in Hindi:

॥ श्रीसुब्रह्मण्याष्टकम् अथवा श्रीसुब्रह्मण्य करावलम्बस्तोत्रम् ॥
हे स्वामिनाथ! करुणाकर दीनबन्धो
श्रीपार्वतीशमुखपङ्कजपद्मबन्धो ।
वल्लीशनाथ मम देहि करावलम्बम् ॥ १ ॥

देवाधिदेवसुत देवगणाधिनाथ
देवेन्द्रवन्द्यमृदुपङ्कजमञ्जुपाद ।
वल्लीशनाथ मम देहि करावलम्बम् ॥ २ ॥

भाग्यप्रदानपरिपूरितभक्तकाम ।
वल्लीशनाथ मम देहि करावलम्बम् ॥ ३ ॥

क्रौञ्चासुरेन्द्रपरिखण्डन शक्तिशूल-
चापादिशस्त्रपरिमण्डितदिव्यपाणे । var पाशादिशस्त्र
श्रीकुण्डलीशधरतुण्डशिखीन्द्रवाह var धृततुण्ड
वल्लीशनाथ मम देहि करावलम्बम् ॥ ४ ॥

देवेन्द्रपीठनकरं दृढचापहस्तम् ।
शूरं निहत्य सुरकोटिभिरीड्यमान
वल्लीशनाथ मम देहि करावलम्बम् ॥ ५ ॥

केयूरकुण्डललसत्कवचाभिरामम् ।
हे वीर तारकजयामरवृन्दवन्द्य
वल्लीशनाथ मम देहि करावलम्बम् ॥ ६ ॥

पञ्चामृतैः प्रमुदितेन्द्रमुखैर्मुनीन्द्रैः ।
पट्टाभिषिक्तहरियुक्त परासनाथ
वल्लीशनाथ मम देहि करावलम्बम् ॥ ७ ॥

श्रीकार्तिकेय करुणामृतपूर्णदृष्ट्या
कामादिरोगकलुषीकृतदुष्टचित्तम् ।
सिक्त्वा तु मामव कलाधरकान्तिकान्त्या
वल्लीशनाथ मम देहि करावलम्बम् ॥ ८ ॥

सुब्रह्मण्याष्टकं पुण्यं ये पठन्ति द्विजोत्तमाः ।
ते सर्वे मुक्तिमायान्ति सुब्रह्मण्यप्रसादतः ॥

सुब्रह्मण्याष्टकमिदं प्रातरुत्थाय यः पठेत् ।
कोटिजन्मकृतं पापं तत्क्षणादेव नश्यति ॥

॥ इति श्रीसुब्रह्मण्याष्टकं अथवा
श्रीसुब्रह्मण्य करावलम्बस्तोत्रं सम्पूर्णम् ॥

Sri Subrahmanya Ashtakam / Karavalamba Stotram Meaning:

Extend a hand of support, Oh Lord of Valli,
Who is the chief of gods, who is merciful,
Who is friend of the oppressed,
Who is the son of the lotus faced lord of goddess Parvathi,
And whose lotus feet is worshipped
By all gods and also by Lord of Goddess Lakshmi. || 1 ||

Extend a hand of support, Oh Lord of Valli,
Who is the son of God of gods, who is the chief of all gods,
Whose soft lotus like feet is worshipped by Devendra,
And whose fame is sung by deva sage Narada and others. || 2 ||

Extend a hand of support, Oh Lord of Valli,
Who gives food daily in charity, which cures all prevalent diseases,
Who bestows luck, which fulfills all wishes of devotees,
And whose real form is the pranava given in Vedas. || 3 ||

Extend a hand of support, Oh Lord of Valli,
Who is the Lord of mountains, who holds,
Shakthi, Soola, bow and arrows in his holy hands,
Who wears earrings and who rides the fast moving peacock. || 4 ||

Extend a hand of support, Oh Lord of Valli,
Who is the god o gods,
Who rides the central Chariot among a group of chariots,
Who prevents problems for Devendra,
Who can send arrows very fast,
And who by killing Sura became,
The object of adulation of billions of devas. || 5 ||

Extend a hand of support, Oh Lord of Valli,
Who wears crowns and chains with diamonds and gems,
Who wears armlet, ear rings and strong armour,
And who is the valorous one who killed Tharaka,
And was saluted by the groups of devas. || 6 ||

Extend a hand of support, Oh Lord of Valli,
Who was crowned as their leader by Indra,
With the chanting of the holy five letters,
With the bathing of the holy water of Ganga,
After strengthening it further by holy chants,
And who was anointed with the five holy nectars,
By very learned and holy sages. || 7 ||

Extend a hand of support, Oh Lord of Valli,
Who is known as Karthikeya, who with his,
Fully nectar like looks of mercy cures,
Passion, diseases and mind which has made been dirty
Who is the treasure house of arts and
Who shines like billions of suns. || 8 ||

The twice born who reads this octet on Subrahmanya,
Would attain salvation by the grace of Lord Subrahmanya,
And for him who reads this octet on Subrahmanya, as soon as,
He gets up in the morning, the sins committed in billions,
Of previous births will vanish in a second. || 9 ||

Sri Subrahmanya Karavalamba Stotram Benefits:

  1. Subramanya Ashtakam helps one to get relieved from their Kuja Dosha / Chevvai Dosham.
  2. Those who have Kuja Dosha or Sevvai Dosham can chant Subramanya ashtakam to reduce their problems related to Marriage and Marriage Life.
  3. It helps to remove health problems of you & your family
  4. It is an armor that protects you thru out.
  5. Helps to remove your Sins.
  6. All the obstacles will vanish.
  7. For A-Z problems in day to day life, you can read this Subramanya ashtakam

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