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Pathi stotra

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia


Pathi Stotra
(Prayer addressed to the husband)

Traanslated by

I got this stotra from the blog spot of sri K.N.Ramesh
He has given it in devanagari as well as given its meaning. My translation is
Slightly different from his. This is a stotra chanted by Goddess Lakshmi
To please her husband , Lord Vishnu )

1.Nama Kanthaya bharthescha , sira schandra swaroopine ,
Nama Santhaya Danthaaya sarva devaasrayaya cha.

Salutations to my darling, my ruler who has the form of Lord Shiva,
Salutations to the peaceful one who is strong as an elephant and on whom all gods depend.

2.Namo Brahma swaroopaya , sathi prana paraaya cha,
Namasyaya cha poojyaya hrudayadharaya they nama.

Salutations to him who has the form of Brahma , who loves Sathi like his soul,
Salutations to him who should be saluted who is worshipful and foundation to the heart.

3,Pancha pranathi devaaya chakshustharakaya cha ,
Jnana dharaya , pathneenaam paramananda roopine

He who is godlike to the soul and star to the eyes,
Carrier of wisdom and the personification of joy to the wife.

4.Pathir Brahma, pathir Vishmu , pathireva Maheswara,
Pathirscha nirgunaadhaara , brahma roopa namosthuthe.

Husband is Brhama, Husband is Vishnu , Husband is Lord Shiva,
And husband is also the basis of tolerance and has the form of Brahma, salutations to him.

5.Kshamaswa bhagwan dosham , jnana ajnana krutham yutha,
Pathnee bhandho dhaya sindhu dasi sesham kshamaswa may.

Oh lord pardon my deficiencies and things done with knowledge and without knowledge ,
Oh friend of the wife who is an ocean of mercy , pardon me who is a slave .

6.Idham stotrasya maha punyam , sruthyaadho padhmayaa krutham,
Saraswathya cha dharaya, gangaaya cha puraa vrujaa.

This is a very blessed prayer and was made my Goddess Lakshmi at olden time,
And has been used by saraswathi , Ganga and also in the Vrindavan.

7.Savithryaa cha krutham porvaa, brahmane chaapi nithyasaa,
Parvathya cha krutham bhakthyaa kailase Shankaraya cha.

Savithri used to do it every day in olden times to lord Brahma,
And Parvathi used to do it with devotion to lord Sankara in Kailasa.

8.Muneenaam cha suraanaam cha pathni bischakrutham puraa,
Pathivruthaam cha sarvaasaam stotumay gachu bhavaham.

The wives and sages of devaas were doing it from olden times,
And virtuous women by using this prayer would be benefitted .

9.Idham stotram Maha punyam ya srunothi pathivruthaa,
Naro anyo vaapi naari vaa , labhathe sarva vanchitham.

If this very auspicious prayers is heard by virtuous women,
Whether they are male or female , they would realize all their desires.

10.Aputhro labhathe puthram, nirdhano labhathe dhanam,
Rogi na muchyathe rogaath, badho muchyathe bhandhanaath.

Those who do not have sons will get sons, those who do not have money will get money,
The one who is ill will get cured and one who is imprisoned would get freedom.

11.Pathivruthaa cha sthuthwaa cha Theertha snana phalam labheth,
Phalam cha sarva thapasaam , vrutha nama cha vrujeswaraa.

The virtuous women praying with this would get effect of bathing in sacred waters,
And would get benefit of all penances and the penance called Lord of Vruja.

Idham sthuthwaa namaskruthya bhunkthe saa thad anugnaya
After praying like this and after saluting and retire after taking leave.