Pancha Nadheeswara Ashtakam

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Pancha Nadheeswarashtakam¬
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(This octet is about the God presiding over Thiruvayaru temple near Kumbakonam..That small town has five rivers flowing through it and all the three Carnatic Trinity was born there.¬
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1.Mahadeva Bhavakara Neelakanda trilochana ,¬
Shiva Sankara sarvathman, Pahi Pancha nadheepathe .¬
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Protect me lord of the five rivers who is the great god , Who is Lord Shiva, ¬
The blue necked one, One with three eyes , Sankara and the soul of all beings.¬
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2.Tripuranthaka sarvesa , chandra shekara , dhoorjade ,¬
Vamadeva , krathu dwamsin , Raksha Pancha nadhee pathe.¬
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Protect me oh lord of five rivers, who destroyed Tripuras , who wears the moon,¬
Who has a disheveled hair , Who is Vamadeva and one who destroys might.¬
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3.Deva deva jagannatha , Parvathi Ramana prabho,¬
Bhoothesa sarva koumare , Raksha Pancha nadhi pathe.¬
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Protect me oh lord of five rivers , who is the God of gods , Who is God of universe,¬
Who is the lord Making Parvathi happy , Who is Lord of Bhoothas and who is always youthfull.¬
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4.Shambho, Pasupathe , Sthano , Gangadhara , mrudavyaya ,¬
Nagabharana Viswesa , Raksha Pancha nadhi pathe.¬
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Protect me oh lord of five rivers, Who is Shambu, Who is lord of all beings , Who is the carrier of Ganga ,¬
Who is Lord of Parvathi and lord of the universe wearing serpent ornament.¬
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5.Pinakapane, Srikanda , Kapala krutha sekara ,¬
Aghora sathyojathathwam , pahi Pancha nadhi pathe.¬
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Protect me oh lord of five rivers, Who holds the bow called Pinaka , Who has a divine neck ,¬
Who is one who collects skulls , who was born out of horrific truth,(Who is approachable by aghora saints)¬
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6.Soolin, Khapardhin , Gireesa, BHavodbhava , manonmama,¬
Asthi bhoosha Dhaya Sindho , pahi Pancha nadhi pathe.¬
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Protect me oh lord of five rivers, Who holds trident , Who has braided knotty hair ,¬
Who is the lord of the mountain , who destroys Karma , Who is within the mind ,¬
Who decorates himself with bones and who is the ocean of mercy.¬
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7.Vyomakesa , thrayee naga, vedambuja Bhaskara
Swayam prakasa chidroopa, pahi Pancha nadhi pathe.¬
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Protect me oh lord of five rivers,who has sky as hair , who has three serpents,¬
Who is sun that opens the lotus of Vedantha , Who shines of his own and has a divine form.¬
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8.Sarpa rajordhwa sampatha , jada mandala manditha,¬
PInakamruga drug deva , pahi Pancha nadhi pathe.¬
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Protect me oh lord of five rivers,Who has a long king of snakes with him,¬
Who has matted hair surrounding his head and who is the God who holds Pinaka and the deer.¬
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9.Mamashtaka midham stotram prathiyama viseshatha ,¬
Padathe vanchitham sarvam prayaschami dwithoma.¬
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This octet composed by me is special in different periods of time ,¬
And oh Brahmin, one who reads it would get his desires fulfilled.¬
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10.Panchapakesa Japyesa pranatharthi harethi cha.¬
Japen nama thrayam nithyam , punarjanmam na vidhyathe.¬
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Those who daily chant the three names Panchapakesa,¬
Pranatharthi as well as Hara , would not have rebirths.¬
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11.Raksha Pancha nadhee nada , Dhayasindho, Maheswara,¬
Anadha nadha bhakthanaam abhaya pradha Sankara
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The Great God , the ocean of mercy and god of the five rivers ,¬
That Sankara, the lord of orphans would give protection to his devotees.¬
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