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Vishwanatha Ashtakam Lyrics in English with Meaning

Vishwanatha Ashtakam | Ganga Taranga Ramaniya Jata Kalapam Composed by Sri Adi Shankaracharya.

Vishvanaathaa Ashtakam – in English and Meaning:

॥ vishvanaathaaShTakam ॥

Ganggaa Tarangga Ramanniiya Jattaa Kalaapam
Gaurii Nirantara Vibhuussita Vaama Bhaagam |
Naaraayanna Priyam Anangga Madaa [A]pahaaram
Vaaraannasii Pura Patim Bhaja Vishvanaatham || 1 ||

Meaning:
(Salutations to Sri Vishwanatha) Whose Matted Hair forming a Beautiful Bundle, is Beautifully decorated with the Streams of River Ganga,
Whose Left-Half is always adorned by Devi Gauri (the Universal Shakti),
Who is Dear to Sri Narayana, and Who has destroyed the Pride of Ananga (Kamadeva),
Worship that Vishwanatha, Who is the Lord of the City of Kashi.

Vaacaam Agocaram Aneka Gunna Svaruupam
Vaagiisha Vissnnu Sura Sevita Paada Piittham |
Vaamena Vigraha arenna Kalatravantam
Vaaraannasii Pura Patim Bhaja Vishvanaatham || 2 ||

Meaning:
(Salutations to Sri Vishwanatha) Who is the embodiment of many Gunas (Divine Attributes) which are beyond the Speech,
The Seat of Whose Divine Feet is served by Sri Brahma, Vishnu and Suras,
Who, by the Beautiful-Form of His Left-Half is one with His Consort,
Worship that Vishwanatha, Who is the Lord of the City of Kashi.

Bhuuta Adhipam Bhujaga Bhuussanna Bhuussita Anggam
Vyaaghra Ajina Ambara Dharam Jattilam Tri Netram |
Paasha Angkusha Abhaya Vara Prada Shuula Paannim
Vaaraannasii Pura Patim Bhaja Vishvanaatham || 3 ||

Meaning:
(Salutations to Sri Vishwanatha) Who is the Lord of the Beings and Whose Body is adorned with the ornaments of Serpents,
Who wear the Skin of a Tiger as His Garment, Whose Hair is Matted and Who has Three Eyes,
Who holds Pasha (Noose), Angkusha (Hook), grants Fearlessness and Boons, and holds His Trident in His Hand,
Worship that Vishwanatha, Who is the Lord of the City of Kashi.

Shiitaamshu Shobhita Kiriitta Viraajamaanam
Bhaale[a Ii]kssanna Anala Vishossita Pan.cabaannam |
Naaga Adhipa [A]aracita Bhaasura Karnnapuram
Vaaraannasii Pura Patim Bhaja Vishvanaatham || 4 ||

Meaning:
(Salutations to Sri Vishwanatha) The Shining Cool Rayed Moon serves as Whose Diadem,
The Fire of Whose (Third) Eye from the Forehead consumed the Five Arrows (of Kamdeva),
The King of Serpents are Whose Shining Ear Rings,
Worship that Vishwanatha, Who is the Lord of the City of Kashi,

Pan.caananam Durita Matta Matanggajaanaam
Naaga Antakam Danuja Punggava Pannagaanaam |
Daavaanalam Maranna Shoka Jaraa [A]ttaviinaam
Vaaraannasii Pura Patim Bhaja Vishvanaatham || 5 ||

Meaning:
(Salutations to Sri Vishwanatha) Who is like a Lion, subduing the Elephants of Sins and Passions (within us),
Who is like a Garuda, slaying the Serpents of Daityas (Demons) (within us),
Who is like a Forest Fire, burning the Forest of Sorrows of Death and Old Age (within us),
Worship that Vishwanatha, Who is the Lord of the City of Kashi.

Tejomayam Sagunna Nirgunnam Advitiiyam_
Aananda Kandam Aparaajitam Aprameyam
Naaga [A]atmakam Sakala Nisskalam Aatmaruupam |
Vaaraannasii Pura Patim Bhaja Vishvanaatham || 6 ||

Meaning:
(Salutations to Sri Vishwanatha) Who is filled with Spiritual Splendour (Tejomaya), Who can assume a form with Gunas (Qualities or Attributes) as well as abide as the Nondual expanse beyond all Gunas (Qualities or Attributes),
Whose essential nature overflows with Bliss which is Unsurpassed by anything and is beyond all Measures,
Whose body is adorned with Serpents, and Whose essential nature is merged in Atman, Complete and Undivided (expanse of Chidakasha),
Worship that Vishwanatha, Who is the Lord of the City of Kashi.

Raaga [A]adi Dossa Rahitam Svajana Anuraagam
Vairaagya Shaanti Nilayam Girijaa Sahaayam |
Maadhurya Dhairya Subhagam Garala Abhiraamam
Vaaraannasii Pura Patim Bhaja Vishvanaatham || 7 ||

Meaning:
(Salutations to Sri Vishwanatha) Who is free from all vices like Raga (Passion) and others, and Who is graceful to the Devotees,
Who is an abode of Peace born of Vairagya (freedom from Worldly Desires), and Whose Companion is Devi Girija (the Universal Shakti),
Who exhibits the Sweetness of Patience, Whose presence is Auspicious, and Whose Throat is beautifully adorned with the mark of Poison,
Worship that Vishwanatha, Who is the Lord of the City of Kashi.

Aashaam Vihaaya Parihrtya Parasya Nindaam
Paape Ratim Ca Sunivaarya Manah Samaadhau |
Aadaaya Hrt Kamala Madhyagatam Paresham
Vaaraannasii Pura Patim Bhaja Vishvanaatham || 8 ||

Meaning:
(Salutations to Sri Vishwanatha) Leaving behind all Desires, and keeping away from (the habit of) censuring others, …
Restraining from Pleasure in Sins, merge the Mind in Meditation,
taking hold of the Supreme Being within the Lotus of the Heart,
Worship that Vishwanatha, Who is the Lord of the City of Kashi.

Vaaraannasii Pura Pateh Stavanam Shivasya
Vyaakhyaatam Assttakam Idam Patthate Manussyah
Vidyaam Shriyam Vipula Saukhyam Ananta Kiirtim
Sampraapya Deha Vilaye Labhate Ca Mokssam || 9 ||

Meaning:
(Salutations to Sri Vishwanatha) The Stava (Eulogy, Praise) of Shiva, the Lord of the City of Varanasi,
the Exposition of this Ashtakam (Hymn of Eight Verses), those Persons who recite,
Vidya (Learning, Knowledge), Sriya (Prosperity), abundant Joy and endless Fame
will be attained by them; and after their body falls (i.e. after death), they will attain Liberation.

iti shrIvyaasakRutaM vishvanaathaaShTakaM saMpoorNam ||

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