By Ayodhya Das
Translated by P.R.Ramachander
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 days regular duty,
I recite these forty verses with devotion,
Oh Lord of the universe, please fulfill,
All the desires of my mind.