Vaidhyanatha Ashtakam



Sree Rama Soumithri Jatayu Veda,
Shadana Adithya Kujar Chithya,
Sree Neelakandaya Daya Mayaya,

Sree Vaidyanathaya Namah Sivaya.


Ganga Pravaahendu Jada Dharaya,
Trilochanaya Smara Kala Hanthre,
Samstha Devai Rapi Poojithaya,
Sree Vaidyanathata Namah Sivaya.

Bhaktha Priyaya, Tripuranthakaya,
Pinakine Dushta Haraya Nithyam,
Prathyaksha Leelaya Manushya Loke,
Sree Vaidyanathaya Namah Sivaya.

Prabhootha Vadadhi Samastha Roga,
Pranaasa Karthre Muni Vandhthithaya,
Prabhakarennd Wagni Vilochanaya,
Sri Vaidyanathaya Namah Sivaya.

Vakshchrothra Nethrangiri Viheena Jantho,
Vakshchrothra Nethrangiri Mukha Pradaya,
Kushtadhi Sarvonnatha Roga Hanthre,
Sri Vaidyanathaya Namah Sivaya.

Vedantha Vedhyaya Jagan Mayaya,
Yogiswaradh Yeya Padambujaya,
Trimurthy Roopaya Sahasra Namne,
Sri Vaidyanathaya Namah Sivaya.

Swatheertha Mrudbasma Brudanga Baajaam,
Pisacha Dukkha Arthi Bhayapahaya,
Athma Swaroopaya Sareera Baajaam,
Sri Vaidyanaathaya Namah Sivaya.

Sree Neelakandaya Vrushabad Dwajaya,
Sarjkkanda Basmadh Yaabhi Shobithaya,
Suputhra Daaraathi Subagyathaya,
Sri Vaidyanathaya Namah Sivaya.

Balambikesa Vaidyesa Bava Roga Haredisa,
Japen Nama Thrayam Nithyam Maha Roga Nivaranam.


Meaning of Vaidhyanatha Ashtakam
 
Sri Vaidyanatha Ashtakam was composed by Sri Adi Shankara.
Salutations to Siva, Who is known as Vaidyanatha, Who is adored by Sri Rama, Laksamana, Jatayu, Veda, Kartikeya, Sun and Mars , -- Who has a blue-throat, and Who is full of benevolence.||1||

Salutations to Siva, Who is known as Vaidyanatha, Who beholds the flow of Ganga and the Moon in His tress-locks, Who has three eyes (Trilocana), Who destroys both Kala (time) and Smara (Kamadeva), and Who is gloriously adored by all the demi-gods.||2||

Salutations to Siva, Who is known as Vaidyanatha, Who is dear to the devotees, Who destroyed the demon known as Tripurasura, Who beholds the bow called Pinaka, Who always defeats the evil and cunning, and Whose sportive plays manifest after the world is formed.||3||

Salutations to Siva, Who is known as Vaidyanatha, Who destroys all the diseases related to living beings and their morbid affection of the wind (diseases like rheumatism, gout, flatulence, etc.), Who is extolled by sages, and Who has the Sun, the Moon and the Fire as His three eyes.||4||

Salutations to Siva, Who is known as Vaidyanatha, Who provides the bliss of having voice, ears, eyes, and legs to those living beings who are devoid of voice, ears, eyes and legs, respectively, and Who finishes the increasing diseases like leprosy.||5||

Salutations to Siva, Who is known as Vaidyanatha, Who is understood by the study of Vedanta (Upanisat), Who is all pervading and has manifested as the world, Whose lotus feet are meditated upon by the Lord of Yogis (Krishna), Who has manifested as the Trinity of Visnu, Brahma and Siva, and Who has thousands of names.||6||

Salutations to Siva, Who is known as Vaidyanatha, Who destroys the fear, grief, pain and ghostly fears of those associated with the ashes of the cremation of those bodies which got dead in His shrine, and Who is the soul or atman-form for the living beings.||7||

Salutations to Siva, Who is known as Vaidyanatha, Who has a blue throat, Who has a flag depicting a bull, Who is exceptionally adorned by the fragrance of water-flowers and ashes, and Who bestows the good fate of a good wife and son.||8||

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