Morning prayer to Viswanatha the Lord of Kasi

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

Translated by P. R. Ramachander

The most holiest temple of Lord Shiva is in Varanasi. The presiding deity in the temple is Viswanatha.

Ganga tharanga ramaneeya jada kalapam,
Gowri niranthara vibhooshitha vama bhagam,
Narayana priya managa mathapaharam,
Varanaasi pura puthim bhaje viswa natham.

Salutations to the lord of universe,
Who is the chief of the city of Benares,
Whose tuft is adorned,
By waves of river Ganga,
Who always keeps his consort,
In the left side of his body,
Who is dear to Lord Narayana
And who destroyed the pride of the God of love.