Shree Venkatesha Stotram

                     

Kamalaa Kuchachoochuka Kunkumato|
Niyataaruni Taatula Neelatano||
Kamalaayata Lochana Lokapate|
Vijayi Bhava Venkatashailapate||


Lord of Venkatachala!
One, whose matchless blue body
is ever rendered red,by the saffron
on the teats of the breasts of Kamala(Sridevi)!
One, whose eyes are broad
like the petals of the lotus!
Lord of the Universe!
Victory to Thee, Lord of Venkatachala!


Sataturmukha Shanmukha Panchamukha|
Pramukhakhila Deivata Moulimane||
Sharanaagata Vatsala Saaranidhe|
Paripaalaya Maa Vrushashailapate||


The crest jewel of all Gods
like Brahma, Kumaraswami and Maheshwara!
The compassionate
to those seeking protection!
Protect me, O God of Vrsasaila!

Ativelatayaa Tava Durvishahem|
Anuvelakrutei Raparaadhashatem||
Bharita Twarita Vrushasheilapate|
Paraya Krupaya Paripaari Hare||


Lord of Vrsasaila!
May Thou (O Hari)! with extreme mercy,
protect me,
who always committed various unendurable sins.


Adivenkatashaila Mudaaramate|
Janataabhi Mutadhi Kadaanarataat||
Paradevatayaa Gatitaannigamei|
Kamalaadayitaanna Para Kalaye||

I do not consider supreme anyone
other than the Lord of Kamala(Sridevi),
who is liberal-minded
(and dwells) on Venkatachala,
who is intent on granting
much more than what is desired by the devotees,
and who is described by the Vedas
as the Supreme God.


Kalavenukaavashagho Vadhoo|
Shatakoti Vrutaatsmara Kotisamaat||
Prativallavikaabhimataatsukhadaat|
Vasudeva Sutaan Paran Kalaye||


I do not understand anyone other than Krishna,
who is surrounded by innumerable cowherdesses (gopikas),
enchanted by the sweet music of (His) Flute,
who is equal (in Beauty) to myriads of Cupids (Manmathas),
who gives joy and who is dear to each Gopika.

Abhiramagunaakara Daasharate|
Jagadeka Danurdhara Dheeramate||
Raghunaayaka Rama Ramesha Vibho|
Varado Bhava Deva Dayajaladhe||

Source of enchanting virtues!
Rama!
The matcheless archer of the Universe!
The steady-minded!
The best of the Raghu race!
Ramesa!
The all-pervading!
The ocean of compassion!
O Lord!
Grant us boons!


Avanitanaya Kamaneeyakaram|
Rajaneekara Charumukhamburuham||
Rajaneechara Raajatamomihiran|
Mahaneeyamaham Raghuraamamaye||


I seek refuge of Raghurama
whose hand is desired by Sita (or does what Sita likes),
whos has a beautiful face like the Moon,
who is (like) the Sun (to put an end to) the darkness(Ravana-the king of Demons),
and who is exalted.

Sumukham Suhudam Sulabham Sukhadam|
Swanujam Cha Sukayamamodhasharam||
Apahaaya Raghudhvaha Manyamaham|
Na Kathanchan Kanchana Jaatu Bhaje||

At no time, and in no way,
do I worship anyone barring Rama
(who has elevated) the Raghu race,
who has a handsome face,
is good-hearted,
easily attainable,
has good brothers,
has a beautiful body
and whose arrows are unfailing.


Vinaa Venkatesha Na Natho Na Natha|
Sadaa Venkatesham Swaraami Swaraami||
Hare Venkatesha Praseeda Praseeda|
Priyam Venkatesha Prayaccha Prayaccha||

There is no saviour
other than Venkatesa,
I forever pray to
(or remember) Venkatatesa.
O Hari, Venkatesa!
Be pleased, grant (us) favours!


Aham Doorataste Padambhojayugma|
Pranaamecchayangatya Sevaan Karomi||
Sakrutsevayaa Nityasevaaphalan Twam|
Prayaccha Prayaccha Prabho Venkatesha||


O Lord!
Having come from afar,
with a desire to salute Thy lotus-like feet),
I am serving Thee, Venkatesha!
(please) give me,
for this occasional worship,
the reward given to the regular (daily) worship.

Agyaaninaa Mayaa Doshaa|
Na Seshaan Vihitaanan Hare||
Kshamasva Twam Kshamasva Twam|
Sheshashaila Shikhamane||

O Hari!
The crest jewel of Seshasaila!
Pardon me for all the sins committed by me, an ignorant.

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