Shiv Chalisa - Forty Stanzas On Shiva in Hindi
[Sage Markandeya was saved by Lord Shiva of certain death at the age of 16 by killing the God of death. This stotra is supposed to have been sung by the sage after that.]
Jai Ganesh Girija Suvan
Mangal Mul Sujan 1
Kahat Ayodhya Das
Tum Dey Abhaya Varadan 2
Victory to Ganesh son of Girija,
Who is the root cause of all that is good,
Ayodhya Das you requests for boon of fearlessness.
Jai Girija Pati Dinadayala
Sada Karat Santan Pratipala 3
Bhala Chandrama Sohat Nike
Kanan Kundal Nagaphani Ke 4
Victory to the consort of Girija,
Who is very kind to the oppressed,
You always bless the saints,
Wear the baby moon on forehead,
And wear the snake’s hood as ear studs.
Anga Gaur Shira Ganga Bahaye
Mundamala Tan Chhara Lagaye 5
Vastra Khala Baghambar Sohain
Chhavi Ko Dekha Naga Muni Mohain 6
His body is fair and Ganges flows from his head,
He wears a garland of skulls and smears ash on his body,
He wears the hide of lion on his waist,
And seeing his pretty form the Naga sages are enchanted.
Maina Matu Ki Havai Dulari
Vama Anga Sohat Chhavi Nyari 7
Kara Trishul Sohat Chhavi Bhari
Karat Sada Shatrun Chhayakari 8
The darling daughter Of Maina,
On your left side adds to your beauty,
With trident in hand and wearing skin of lion,
You always destroy your enemies.
Nandi Ganesh Sohain Tahan Kaise
Sagar Madhya Kamal Hain Jaise 9
Kartik Shyam Aur Gana rauo
Ya Chhavi Ko Kahi Jata Na Kauo 10
You are with Ganesh and Nandi,
And look like the lotus flower in the middle of the sea.
You have with you the dark Karthikeya and Ganesh,
And who can describe this great scene.
Devan Jabahi Jaya Pukara
Tabahi Dukha Prabhu Apa Nivara 11
Kiya Upadrav Tarak Bhari
Devan Sab Mili Tumahi Juhari 12
When the Devas called for victory,
Oh Lord, you swept away their sorrow,
When Tharakasura filled them with troubles,
All the devas got your generous help.
Turata Shadanana Apa Pathayau
Luv nimesh Mahi Mari Girayau 13
Apa Jalandhara Asura Sanhara
Suyash Tumhara Vidit Sansara 14
With haste you sent to them the six faced God,
Who within no time destroyed him,
Then you killed the asura called Jalandhara,
And your fame spread all over the world.
Tripurasur Sana Yudha Machai
Sabhi Kripakar Lina Bachai 15
Kiya Tapahin Bhagiratha Bhari
Purahi Pratigya Tasu Purari 16
You then waged war against Tripurasura,
And with great mercy on all gods,
The king Bhagirath undertook great penance,
And you helped him to fulfill his vow.
Darpa chod Ganga thabb Aayee
Sevak Astuti Karat Sadahin 17
Veda Nam Mahima Tav Gai
Akatha Anandi Bhed Nahin Pai 18
Then the Ganga came down leaving her house,
And your devotees sing your praise always.
Even Vedas tried to sing your praise,
But Oh, primeval limitless one,
It did not succeed in its effort.
Pragati Udadhi Mantan te Jvala
Jarae Sura-Sur Bhaye bihala 19
Mahadev thab Kari Sahayee,
Nilakantha Tab Nam Kahai 20
Out of the churning of the ocean came the flame,
Of poison which made devas and Asuras greatly scared,
And then you as Mahadev swallowed the poison,
And then you were called the blue necked one.
Pujan Ramchandra Jab Kinha
Jiti Ke Lanka Vibhishan Dinhi 21
Sahas Kamal Men Ho Rahe Dhari
Kinha Pariksha Tabahin Purari 22
Then Lord Ramachandra worshipped you,
And won Lanka and gave it to Vibheeshana,
He wanted to worship thee with thousand lotus,
And Oh, Lord you decided to test him.
Ek Kamal Prabhu Rakheu goyee
Kushal-Nain Pujan Chahain Soi 23
Kathin Bhakti Dekhi Prabhu Shankar
Bhaye Prasanna Diye-Ichchhit Var 24
Oh Lord you hid one of those lotus flowers,
And Lord Rama instead gave one of his lotus like eyes,
Seeing the great devotion, You Lord Shankar,
Were delighted and granted him the desired boon.
Jai Jai Jai Anant Avinashi
Karat Kripa Sabake Ghat Vasi 25
Dushta Sakal Nit Mohin Satavai
Bhramat Rahe Man Chain Na Avai 26
Victory, victory to you limitless, deathless one,
Shower your grace on all, Oh omniscient one,
I am being troubled by evil thoughts always,
And I am distressed and have no peace of mind.
Trahi-Trahi Main Nath Pukaro
Yahi Avasar Mohi Ana Ubaro 27
Lai Trishul Shatrun Ko Maro
Sankat Se Mohin Ana Ubaro 28
Help me, help me, I call you Lord,
And I request your blessing just now,
Bring your trident and kill my enemies,
And free me from all these sorrow.
Mata Pita Bhrata Sab Hoi
Sankat Men Puchhat Nahin Koi 29
Swami Ek Hai Asha Tumhari
Ai Harahu Ab Sankat Bhari 30
I have mother, father, brothers and others,
But when I am in distress nobody enquires,
Oh Lord, I have only you left as hope,
Please remove this heavy sorrow from me.
Dhan Nirdhan Ko Deta Sadahin
Arat jan ko peer mitaee, 31
Astuti Kehi Vidhi Karai Tumhari
Shambhunath ab tek tumhari 32
Oh Lord You always give wealth to those who are poor,
And you wipe away their difficulties,
Except you I do not know any one else,
Oh Shambhunath, please hear my prayer to you.
Shankar Ho Sankat Ke Nashan
Vighna Vinashan Mangal Karan 33
Yogi Yati Muni Dhyan Lagavan
Sharad Narad Shisha Navavain 34
Oh Lord Shankar, you are the destroyer of sorrows,
And also remover of obstacles and giver of good,
Sages seers and great ones meditate on you,
And even Saraswathi and sage Narada bow before you.
Namo Namo Jai Namah Shivaya
Sura Brahmadik Par Na Paya 35
Jo Yah Patha Karai Man Lai
To kon Hota Hai Shambhu Sahai 36
Salutation, salutations, victory and salutations to Lord Shiva,
Even Gods and Brahma could not describe you
He who with devotion recites this prayer,
Would without doubt be helped by Shamboo.
Riniyan Jo Koi Ho Adhikari
Patha Karai So Pavan Hari 37
Putra-hin Ichchha Kar Koi
Nischaya Shiva Prasad Tehin Hoi 38
He who recites this with intense love,
Becomes rich by the grace of the lord.
He who desires for a Son,
Would get one surely by grace of Shiva.
Pandit Trayodashi Ko Lavai
Dhyan-Purvak Homa Karavai 39
Trayodashi Vrat Kare Hamesha
Tan Nahin Take Rahe Kalesha 40
He who brings the priest on thirteenth day of moon,
And conducts fire sacrifice with devotion,
And observes the penance of the thirteenth moon,
Would get peaceful mind and healthy body.
Dhupa Dipa Naivedya Charhavai
Anta Vasa Shivapur Men Pavai 41
Kahai Ayodhya Asha Tumhari
Jani Sakal Dukha Harahu Hamari 42
He who worships him with light and incense,
Would at the end live in the city of Shiva,
Ayodhya Prasad wishes to you,
Long life and eternal bliss.
Nitya Nema kari Pratahi
Patha karau Chalis 43
Tum Meri Man Kamana
Purna Karahu Jagadish 44
After doing the day's regular duty,
I recite these forty verses with devotion,
Oh Lord of the universe, please fulfill,
All the desires of my mind.
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