Friday, February 19, 2016

Sri Venkateswara Stotram lyrics with meanings in English

The venkateswara stotram lyrics are prayers addressed to Lord Vishnu in the form of Venkateswara Swamy also known as Tirupati Balaji.

These lyrics are rendered to describe the glory and virtues of God Vishnu and his beauty and for seeking his protection and blessings.

It is believed that reciting these lyrics makes God much happy and pleasant and in return, he bestows his graceful eyes on his devotees and grants their wishes. Venkatesa Stotram is generally recited at early morning hours during worship. It is a part of the four parts that constitute the overall "Venkateswara Suprabhatam" that is being daily recited in Tirumala Tirupati Temple and many other temples and also in many houses. The venkateswara stotram is the second part or section that follows after the Suprabhatam lyrics.

The four sections of Venkateswara Suprabhatam are as follows:
1) Suprabhatam  (29 verses)
2) Venkateswara stotram (11 verses)
3) Venkatesa prapatti  (16 verses)
4) Mangalasasanam  (14 verses)

Normally, all the four sections are recited, especially on Saturdays. But, daily one cannot spare so much time to recite all the four sections. So, for such people who may not be able to devote more time for worship, they can directly recite the second part containing venkateswara stotram to seek the blessings and grace of God.

I am providing these lyrics of "Venkateswara Stotram" in English text and their meaning also in English language at the end of each verse.

Venkateswara Stotram

Kamalaakucha choochuka kumkumato
niyataa runitaa tulaneelatano
kamalaayata lochana lokapate
vijayeebhava venkata shailapate ||     (1)

Meaning: Lotus like breasts of Lord are ever red with the colour of kumkum that is being sprinkled on his chest during daily worships, whereas his body is blue coloured. Victory to Thee, O Lord of Venkata hill, whose eyes are wide like lotus petals.

Sachaturmukha, shanmukha, panchamukha
pramukhaakila daivata moulimane
sharanaagata vatsala saaranidhe
paripaalayamaam vrisha shailapate ||  (2)

Meaning: Including the four-faced Brahma, six-faced Kumaraswamy (Subrahmanya swami) and five-faced Hanuman, you are the greatest crown jewel among all angels. You are the abode of kindness to those who submit themselves at your feet. O Lord of Vrisha hill, save me.

Ativelatayaa tava durvishahai
anuvela kritair aparaadha shatai
bharitam tvaritam vrisha shailapate
parayaa krupayaa paripaahi hare ||    (3)

Meaning: Extremely trembling on being committed various sins and hundreds of wrong deeds, I came running speedily to submit myself at your feet. O Lord of Vrisha hill, shower mercy on me.

Adhivenkata shaila mudaaramate
janataabhi mataadhika daanarataat
para devatayaa gaditaannigamai
kamalaa dayitaanna param kalaye ||   (4)

Meaning: O bounteous Lord of Venkata hill, who gives away always more than your devotees desire, all the other  angels (gods) salute to you, and none is equal to you.    

Kalavenuravaa vasha gopa vadhoo
shatakoti vrutaatsmarakoti samaat
prativallavi kaabhi mataatsukhadaat
vasudeva sutaa nnaparam kalaye ||    (5)

Meaning: With an enchanting music from your flute, you attracted the gopis and bestowed each one of them with their desired happiness that is equal to that obtained from hundred crore penances or crores of prayers. O Son of Vasudeva, none is equal to you.

Abhiraama gunaakara daasharathe
jagadeka dhanurdhara dheera mate
Raghunaayaka raama ramesha vibho
varadobhava deva dayaajaladhe ||     (6)

Meaning: You have been the lovely and virtuous son of Dasharatha, the only courageous and great archer of entire world, the chief of Raghukula, the pleasing and entertaining Lord. Please grant boon to me, O Lord and ocean of mercy.      

Avanee tanayaa kamaneeyakaram
rajaneekara chaaru mukhaamburuham
rajaneechara raaja tamomihiram
mahaneeya maham raghuraama maye || (7)

Meaning: Your pretty hands are held by daughter of Earth, Sita and you are beautiful with your lotus-like face resembling moon. You are the king dispelling darkness by walking in nights. Grant me refuge O Rama of Raghu clan.       

Sumukham suhrudam sulabham sukhadam
svanujam cha sukhaaya mamogha sharam
apahaaya raghoodvaha manyamaham
na kathancha na kanchana jaatu bhaje || (8)

Meaning: You are pleasant faced, good hearted, easily reachable and provider of happiness; along with your brothers and with a never ending flow of arrows. So, I never pray anyone else even for a while except you, O Rama.

                                                                                                                                                  Vinaa venkatesam nanaadho nanaadha:
sadaa venkatesam smaraami smaraami
hare venkatesa praseeda praseeda
priyam venkatesa prayachcha prayachcha || (9)  (two times)

Meaning: Without you, O Venkateshwara, I am an orphan. I always keep remembering your name. O Venkatesa be pleased with me, bestow me with your love and grace.

Aham doorataste padaambhoja yugma
pranaamechcha yaagatya sevaam karomi
sakrutsevayaa nitya sevaa phalam tvam
prayachcha prayachcha prabho venkatesa || (10)

Meaning: I have been far away from your lotus like feet and have come now with a wish to serve the feet; so, Lord Venkatesha, I request you again and again to please allow me the benefit of performing a good service to you.

Ajnaaninaa mayaa doshaa naseshaan vihitaan hare:
kshamasva tvam kshamasva tvam sesha saila shikhaamane || (11) (two times)

Meaning: The sins committed by me are all simply due to sheer ignorance of mine; so kindly please pardon me, pardon me, O jewel of Sesha saila mountain.