February 05, 2009

Hanumath Mangalashtakam

Hanumath Mangalashtakam
[Mangala octet on Hanuman]Translated by P. R. Ramachander
[Mangala stotras are normally recited at the end of reciting several stotras or the end of singing several songs or at the end of an auspicious function. The devotee wishes auspiciousness to the Lord. Mangalam may also mean good wishes or wishes for a happy ending.]
Vaisaka mase krishnayam Dasami manda vasare,
Poorva bhadrasu Jathaya Mangalam Sri Hanumathe. 1
(Mangalam to Sri Hanuman,Who was born in the month of Visaka*,On the tenth day of the waxing moon,On a Saturday under the Poorva bhadra star.* April-May month)
Guru gowrava poornaya Phala bhoopa priyaya cha,
Nana manikhya hasthaya , Mangalam Sri Hanumathe. 2
(Mangalam to Sri Hanuman,Who has respect for his teachers,Who likes sweets prepared out of fruits,And whose different hands are decorated by gems.)
Suvarchala Kalathraya, Chathurbhuja dharaya cha,
Ushtra roodaya veeraya , Mangalam Sri Hanumathe. 3
(Mangalam to Sri Hanuman,Who is the consort of Suvarchala*,Who had four arms,And who is the hero who rides,On a beam of light.* Common belief is that Hanuman is a bachelor.)
Divya Mangala dehaya, Peethambara dharaya cha,
Thaptha kanchana varnaya, Mangalam Sri Hanumathe. 4
(Mangalam to Sri Hanuman,Who has a blessed holy body,Who wears the yellow silk,And who is of the colour of molten gold.)
Bhaktha rakshana seelaya, Janaki soka haarine,
Jagat pavaka nethraya, Mangalam Sri Hanumathe. 5
(Mangalam to Sri Hanuman,Who has the habit of saving his devotees,Who destroyed the sorrow of Janaki,And who has the purest eyes of the world.)
Pamba theera viharaya, Soumithri prana dhayine,
Sarva lokaika kandaya, Mangalam Sri Hanumathe. 6
(Mangalam to Sri Hanuman,Who lives in the shores of Pampa river,Who saved the life of Lakshmana,And who is in the throat of the whole world.)
Rambhavana viharaya, Sukhathma thata vasine,
Sarva lokaika kantaya, Mangalam Sri Hanumathe. 7
(Mangalam to Sri Hanuman,Who lived in the forests of Rampa,Who lived with pleasant happy people,And who is in the throat of the whole world.)
Panachananaya Bheemaya Kalanemi haraya cha,
Koundinya gothraya, Mangalam Sri Hanumathe. 8
(Mangalam to Sri Hanuman,Who has five faces, who is gross,Who killed Kalanemi,And who belonged to the Koundinya clan

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