Friday, January 13, 2012

Translation s of Sahasranamams , Suprabathams , Sthavarajas and also books

Here are the references to the translations of Sahasranamams, Suprabathams , Sthavarajas and books that were done by me.

1.Sahasra namam
Prayers which recite 1000 names of various Gods is a very popular form in stotra literature. There are Sahasra Namam( thousand names) for almost all important Gods. Most of the Sahasra Namams are from the different Puranas. But nowadays [eople do compose Sahasranama . I have translated four Sahasra Namams. They are:-
1.Vishnu Sahasranamam http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/v1.htm
2.Lalitha Saharanamam http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/g7.htm
2.a. Phala Sruthi of Lalitha Sahasranamam http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/g8.htm
3.Lakshmi Sahasranamam http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/g120.htm
4.Shiva Sahasranam http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/s1.htm

2.Suprabatham

Though there is a sloka in Valmiki Ramayana requesting Rama to wake up from sleep and do his duties, there are no references to any Suprabatha Stotras in Puranas. The oldest such works are found in Tamil and are called Thirupalliyezhuchi. The first famous Suprabatham is that of Lord Venkateswara. I have translated 7 such Suprabathams including two Thirupalliyezhuchi s from Tamil. They are

1.Venkateswara Suprabatham http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/v26.htm
2.Ayyappa Suprabatham(Malayalam) http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/a1.htm
3.Sathya Sai Suprabatham http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/o27.htm
4.Ganesa Suprabatham http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/p21.htm
5.Kamakshi Suprabatham http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/g49.htm
6.Viswanadha Suprabatham http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/s38.htm
7.Guruvayupuresaya Suprabatham http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/k17.htm
8.Thiruppalliyezhchi of Manikkavasagar http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/s42.htm
9.Thirupalliyezhuchi of THondaradipodi Azhvar http://www.hindupedia.com/en/Thirupalliyezhuchi_of_Thondar_adi_podi_Azhwar

3.Sthavaraja

These are the king of stotras and are very rarely available . I have translated sthavarajas of various Gods. They are :-

1.Vishnu Sthavaraja http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/v58.htm
2.Krishna Sthava raja http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/k30.htm
3. Rama Sthavaraja http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/ra21.htm
4.Lalitha Sthavaraja http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/g140.htm
5.Shanaischara Sthavaraja http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/n30.htm

3. Books
I have translated several books of prayers in to English verse. They are :-

1.Bhagwad Gita in verse http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/pm2.htm
2.Devi Mahatmyam http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/pm1.htm
3. Soundarya Lahari http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/g13.htm
4.Shivananda Lahari http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/s5.htm
5.Narayaneeyam http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/in25.htm
6.Jnana pana http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/o3.htm
7. Sri Ramo Dantham http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/pm3.htm
8.Sri Narada Bhakthi Suthram http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/o5.htm
9. Sundara Kandam http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/in24.htm
10.Krishna Karnamritham http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/k31.htm
11.Abhirami Andathi(Tamil) http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/g2.htm
12. Sri Pada Sapthathi http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/g81.htm
13.Kandhar Anubhoothi http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/m8.htm
14.Kandhar Alankaram http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/m15.htm
15.Pasurappadi Ramayanam http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/pm5.htm
16.Rudram http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/ve2.htm
17.Chamakam http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/ve3.htm
18.Yaksha Prasnam http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/pm4.htm
19.Gayathri Ramayanam http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/pm32.htm

Translations of Panchakam, Sashtam, Sapthakam, Navakam, Dasakam and Bhujangam

Stotras also exist in some rare forms , the most popular form being ashtakam. Some Stotras , call themselves as stotras, others sthuthis and yet others sthavams. In these the number of stanza rules are not followed. Here are the particulars of stotras in these rare forms, which have been translated by me:-
1.Panchakam
Panchakams are prayers with five stanzas. These are rarely used in praising a deity but often used to tell us some important message. I have translated few Panchakams to English . They are:-
1.Guha Panchakam http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/m1.htm
2.Maya Panchakam http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/b11.htm
3.Janaki Panchakam http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/g31.htm
4.Athma panchakam http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/b2.htm
5.Guru Paduka Panchakamhttp://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/o8.htm
6.Kasi Panchakam http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/o16.htm
7.Kaupeena Panchakam http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/b4.htm
8.Mathru Panchakam http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/o4.htm
9.Sadhana Panchakam http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/b3.htm
10.Vairagya Panchakam http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/v39.htm

2.Shatkam

Shatkams are prayers with six stanzas. This prayer form is also very unpopular with great writers for praying to God. I have translated three shatkams. They are:-

1.Nirvana Shatkam http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/b1.htm
2.Skanda Shatkam http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/m17.htm
3.Shriya Shatkam http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/g30.htm

3.Sapthakam

SApthakams are prayers with seven stanzas. These are also stotra forms which are very rarely used. I have translated two sapthakams . They are

1.Hari sarana Sapthakam http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/v17.htm
2.Subrahmanya Sapthakam (Tamil) http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/m19.htm

4.Navakam

Navakams are prayers with nine stanzas . These are also rarely used. I have translated two navakams. They are:-

1.Sashakthi Shiva Navakam http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/s24.htm
2.Aarya Navakam http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/g27.htm

5.Dasakam

Daskams are prayers with ten stanzas . This form of stotra also is rare. I have translated six such stotras written in the dasaka form. They are :-

1.Nyasa Dasakam http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/v37.htm
2,Gauri Dasakam http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/g48.htm
3.Sastha Dasakam http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/a4.htm
4. Dharma Sathru asraya Dasakam http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/ay9.htm
5.Bhoothanatha Dasakam http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/a6.htm

6.Dwadasam

Though there are several stotras where 12 nmes are mentioned , there are very few with twelve stanzas. The most famous (I have yet to translate it) is the Dwadasa stotram written by sage Madhwachaya. I have translated only stotra with this speciality. They are:-

1.Dharma Sasthru Asraya Dwadasam http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/ay8.htm

7.Bhujanga stotras /Bhujanga Prayata stotras and Dandakams
Bhujanga means snake . The Bhujanga and Bhujanga prayata stotras are written in a meter resembling the movement of a snake . Adhi Sankara Bhagawat pada has written many stotras praising various deities using this style, the most famous of these being Subramanya Bhujanam.Dandakams are Poems which have more than 26 letters per line .. Since it is extremely difficult to write , very few poets have attempted it. The most famous prayer written using this meter is Shyamala Dandakam. Here are a list of these type of prayers that I have translated:-
1.Vishnu BHujanga Prayata Stotram http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/v42.htm
2.Dasa avathara Bhujanga stotram http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/v56.htm
3.Sri Rama Bhujangam http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/ra7.htm
4.Shiva Bhujanga prayatha stotram http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/s29.htm
5.Bhavani Bhujangam http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/g15.htm
6.Devi Bhujanga stotram http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/g119.htm
7.Saraswathi Bhujanga Prayatha Stotram http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/g91.htm
8.Saraswathi Bhujanga prayata ashtakam http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/g83.htm
9.Subramanya Bhujanagam http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/m3.htm
10.Sri Sastha Bhujangam http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/ay15.htm
11.Hanumath BHujanga prayatha Stotram http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/h4.htm
12.Shyamala Dandakam http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/g16.htm
13.Garuda Dandakam http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/o15.htm

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Kavachams (armours ) addressed to various Gods

Kavachams (armours ) addressed to various Gods.

I think that it is the proper time and place to look backward and see the translation work done by me in categories. Kavachams are prayers that ask God to protect us and various parts of us. I have translated Kavacham as Armour . But many of my learned friends, prefer to translate it as shield. I some how feel that armour would be a better translation. There are two types of armours prevalent in stotra literature –one used a prayer and another used by thanthrics to protect themselves from evil spirits. I have translated more than 50 Kavachams in to English. Some of them like that addressed to Lakshmana, Bharatha , SAthrugna and Balarama are very rare. Apamarjana stotram addressed to Vishnu and Maheswara Kavacham addressed to Lord Shiva are believed to cure all diseases. The Vamsa Vrudhi karam Durga Kavacham and Varaha Kavacham are supposed to help in getting children. The Mrita SAnjeevini Kavacham is supposed to help us win over fatal diseases . The Trilokya Mohana Kavacham is believed to help us attract people. The Rudra Kavacham, Maha Vidhya Kavacham, Bhuvaneswari Kavacham and Kalika Kavacham are believed to help us win over our enemies, who have tried to destroy us by black magic. Here is the list of Kavachams that I have translated:-
1.Narayana Kavacham http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/v47.htm
2.Apamarjana Kavacham http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/v86.htm
3.Nrusimha Kavacham http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/v75.htm
4.Trilokya Mohana Nrusimha Kavacham http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/v76.htm
5.Narasimha Kavacham http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/v89.htm
6.Venkatesa Vajra Kavacha stotram http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/v49.htm
7.Sri Rama Kavacham http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/ra30.htm
8.Lakshmana Kavacham http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/ra27.htm
9.Bharatha Kavacham http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/ra28.htm
10.Shatrugna Kavacham http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/ra29.htm
11.Balarama Kavacham http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/k53.htm
12.Gopala Kavacham http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/k54.htm
13.Gopala Akshaya Kavacham http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/k55.htm
14.Shiva Kavacham http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/s49.htm
15.Rudra Kavacham http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/s65.htm
16.Maha Mruthyunjaya Kavacham http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/s67.htm
17.Mrita SAnjeevana Kavacham http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/s69.htm
18.Radha Kavacham http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/g71.htm
19.Bhavani Kavacham http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/g112.htm
20.Devi Kavacham http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/g143.htm
21.Maha Vidhya Kavacham http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/g153.htm
22.Bhuvaneswari Kavacham http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/g157.htm
23.Durga Kavacham http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/g74.htm
24.Vamsa Vrudhikaram Durga Kavacham http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/g68.htm
25.Kalika Kavacham http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/g158.htm
26.Saraswathi Kavacham http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/g156.htm
27.Maha Lakshmi Kavacham http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/g69.htm
28.Ganesa Kavacham http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/p11.htm
29.Vinayaka Kavacham (Tamil) http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/p12.htm
30.Skanda Sashti Kavacham(Tamil) http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/m2.htm
31.Shanmuga Kavacham(Tamil) http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/m9.htm
32.Subramanya Kavacham http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/m10.htm
33.Kanda Guru Kavacham(Tamil) http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/m11.htm
34.Maha Sastru Anugraha Kavacham http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/ay14.htm
35. Adhithya Kavacham http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/n10.htm
36.Chandra Kavacham http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/n11.htm
37.Mangala Kavacham http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/n12.htm
38. Budha Kavacham http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/n13.htm
39.Brahaspathi Kavachamhttp://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/n14.htm
40.Shukra Kavacham http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/n15.htm
41.Sani Vajra Panjarika Kavacham http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/n16.htm
42.Rahu Kavacham http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/n17.htm
43. Kethu Kavacham http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/n18.htm
44.Tri lokya Mangala Surya Kavacham http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/n31.htm
45.Eka Mukha Hanumath Kavacham http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/h11.htm
46.Pancha MUkha Hanumath Kavacham http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/h12.htm
47. SAptha Mukha Hanumath Kavacham http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/h13.htm
48.Ekadasa Mukha Hanumath Kavacham http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/h14.htm
49.Veera Hanuman Kavacham (Tamil) http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/h9.htm
50.Thulasi Kavacham http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/o31.htm
51.Dathathreya Kavacham http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/o40.htm
52.SArva Roga Haram Maheswara Kavacham http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/s68.htm
53.Varaha Kavacham for getting children http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/v46.htm
54.Maha Lakshmi Kavacham II http://stotraratna.sathyasaibababrotherhood.org/g154.htm