Sri Rama Dwadasa Nama Stotram
Translated By P.R.Ramachander
Om asya Sri Raama Dwadasa nama stotra maha mantrasya Eswara rishihi Anushtup chandaha Sri Raamachandra devatha Sri Raamachandra preetyarthe Jape viniyogaha
For the great Mantra called twelve names of Rama, Lord Shiva is the sage,
Meter is Anushtup, God is Lord Ramachandra and it is chanted to please Lord Ramachandra.
Om Prathamam Sridharam vidyaadh Dwiteeyam Raghu nayakam Truteeyam Ramachandramcha Chaturtham Ravananthakam Panchamam LokaPoojyancha Shashtamam Janaki pathim Saptamam Vasudevam cha SriRaamam chashtamam tatha Navamam Jalada Syamam Dasamam Lakshmanaagrajam Ekadasam cha Govindam Dwadasam Setu bandhanam
Om first is the name of he who carries Lakshmi,
Second is of the chief of Raghu clan,
Third is of the moon like Rama,
Fourth is of the killer of Ravana,
Fifth, is that of him who is venerated by the world,
Sixth is that of the Consort of Sita,
Seventh is of the one who hides the world by illusion,
Eighth is of the one who attracts all,
Ninth is the one who is of the colour of the cloud,
Tenth is of the elder brother of Lakshmana,
Eleventh is of the one who is attained by Vedas,
And twelfth is of the one who built the bridge Sethu.
Dwadasaithani Naamani Ya pateth srunayanvithaha Ardharatretu dwadasyaam Kushta darirdrya nasanam Aranye chaiva sangrame AgnouBhaya nivaranam Brahmahatya suraapaanam Gohatyaadi nivaaranam Sapta vaaram Prapatennityam sarvaarishta nivaranam Grahane cha Jale sthithva Nadee teere viseshataha Aswamedha Satam punyam Brahma lokam gamishyathi
Benefits of chanting it
Those who read or hear these twelve names with devotion,
On the star Arudhra and Thithi Dwadasi would get rid of poverty and Leprosy,
Get rid of the fear of fire in forest and battle field,
And Get rid of the effects of the sin of killing a Brahmin or a cow and drinking alcohol,
If these are read daily for week, one can get rid of all problems,
Especially if it is read during eclipse or standing in water or in the banks of the river,
One would get the benefit of performing one hundred Aswamedha and go to the world of Brahma.
Iti Sri Skanda Puranothara Khanda Uma Maheswara Samvade SriRaamachandra Dwaadasanaama stotram sampoornam
Thus ends the twelve names of Rama occurring in the discussion between Lord shiva and Uma in the after ward Of the Skanda Purana.