Guru Ashtakam


By Sri Adi Shankaracharya

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शरीरं सुरूपं तथा वा कलत्रं यशश्र्चारु चित्रं धनं मेरुतुल्यं
मनश्र्चेन लग्नं गुरोरङ्घ्रिपद्मे ततः किं ततः किं ततः किं ततः किं ||
sharIram surUpam tathA vA kalatram 
yashaschAru chitram dhanam merutulyam
manaschena lagnam guroranghripadme 
tatah kim tatah kim tatah kim tatah kim

कलत्रं धनं पुत्रपौत्रादि सर्वं गृहं बान्धवाः सर्वमेतद्धि जातम्
मनश्र्चेन लग्नं गुरोरङ्घ्रिपद्मे ततः किं ततः किं ततः किं ततः किं ||
kalatram dhanam putrapautrAdi sarvam 
gruham bAndhavAh sarvametaddhi jAtam
manaschena lagnam guroranghripadme 
tatah kim tatah kim tatah kim tatah kim

षडङ्गादिवेदो मुखे शास्त्रविद्या कवित्वादि गद्यं सुपद्यं करोति
मनश्र्चेन लग्नं गुरोरङ्घ्रिपद्मे ततः किं ततः किं ततः किं ततः किं || 
ShaDangAdivedo mukhe shAstravidyA 
kavitvAdi gadyam supadyam karoti
manaschena lagnam guroranghripadme 
tatah kim tatah kim tatah kim tatah kim 

विदेशेषु मान्यः स्वदेशेषु धन्यः सदाचारवृत्तेषु मत्तो न चान्यः
मनश्र्चेन लग्नं गुरोरङ्घ्रिपद्मे ततः किं ततः किं ततः किं ततः किं ||
videsheShu mAnyah svadesheShu dhanyah 
sadAchAravrutteShu matto na chAnyah
manaschena lagnam guroranghripadme 
tatah kim tatah kim tatah kim tatah kim

क्षमामण्डले भूपभूपालवृन्दैः सदासेवितं यस्य पादारविन्दं
मनश्र्चेन लग्नं गुरोरङ्घ्रिपद्मे ततः किं ततः किं ततः किं ततः किं ||
kshamAmaNDale bhUpabhUpAlavrudaih 
sadAsevitam yasya pAdAravindam
manaschena lagnam guroranghripadme 
tatah kim tatah kim tatah kim tatah kim

यशो मे गतं दिक्षु दानप्रतापा जगद्वस्तु सर्वं करे यत्प्रसादात्
मनश्र्चेन लग्नं गुरोरङ्घ्रिपद्मे ततः किं ततः किं ततः किं ततः किं || 
yasho me gatam dikShu dAnapratApA 
jagadvastu sarvam kare yatprasAdAt
manaschena lagnam guroranghripadme 
tatah kim tatah kim tatah kim tatah kim

न भोगे न योगे न वा वाजिराजौ न कान्तामुखे नैव वित्तेषु चित्तं
मनश्र्चेन लग्नं गुरोरङ्घ्रिपद्मे ततः किं ततः किं ततः किं ततः किं ||
na bhoge na yoge na vA vAjirAjau 
na kAntAmukhe naiva vitteShu chittam
manaschena lagnam guroranghripadme 
tatah kim tatah kim tatah kim tatah kim
 
अरण्ये न वा स्वस्य गेहे न कार्ये न देहे मनो वर्तते मे त्वनर्घ्ये
मनश्र्चेन लग्नं गुरोरङ्घ्रिपद्मे ततः किं ततः किं ततः किं ततः किं ||
araNye na vA svasya gehe na kArye 
na dehe mano vartate me tvanarghye 
manaschena lagnam guroranghripadme 
tatah kim tatah kim tatah kim tatah kim

गुरोरष्टकं यः पठेत्पुण्यदेही यतिर्भूपतिर्ब्रह्मचारी च गेही
लभेद्वाञ्छितार्थं पदं ब्रह्मसंज्ञं गुरोरुक्तवाक्ये मनो यस्य लग्नं ||
guroraShTakam yah paTetpuNyadehI 
yatirbhUpatirbrahmachAri cha gehI
labhedvAnchitArtham padam brahmasamgyam 
guroruktavAkye mano yasya lagnam

16 comments:

  1. How to take the printout of the slokas.

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    1. Namaskaram,

      I am sorry for this inconvenience. I shall soon upload some PDFs that could be downloaded. Until then you might have to use ctrl+P to print the page.

      Hari Aum,
      Nandini

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    2. I am having a problem uploading PDFs here. Could you please email me what slokas you want and I can send them to you? You can get my id from my profile.

      Nandini

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  2. Thank you for posting the Sanskrit text, transliteration and meaning of this beautiful chant

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    1. Thank you so much for your acknowledgment :)

      Hari Aum
      Nandini

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  3. vjajwani@yahoo.co.inNovember 28, 2013 11:35 PM

    Jai Shri Ram,

    Kya ap tatah kim ka meaning hindi me batayenge

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    1. I am sorry, I don't have the meaning in hindi. Shall post if I come across a hindi translation.

      Hari Aum
      Nandini

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    2. ततः किं - मतलब इससे क्या ? आचार्य जी इन श्लोकों से ये बताने चाह रहे हैं कि जो भी है तेरे पास , उनसे क्या प्रयोजन है जब तुम्हारे मन तुम्हारे गुरु कमल चरणों पर ध्यान नहीं रखता

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    3. Beautifully explained! Thanks so much.

      Hari Aum
      Nandini

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    4. Tatah kim ka matlab hai vyarth. Agar sab kuch hoke bhi tumhara mann guru ke charno mein nahi laga to sab chizo ka kya arth hai, kya arth hai, kya arth hai? Tatah kim tatah kim tatah kim.. Every thing is just useless useless useless

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    1. You are welcome :)

      Hari Aum
      Nandini

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  5. One of the beautiful offerings of Adi Shankaracharya! Great to have it from your blog on a Shivarathri. Thanks a lot...!
    I love this Ashtakam so... much! This poem simply transports me to my Guru, my Deva. Guru Dev, I'm ever with you...

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    1. Namaskaram Iswari ji,

      Yes, it is indeed a beautiful sloka composed by Adi Shankara. Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts with me :) May the Almighty bless us all.

      Hari Aum!
      Nandini

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  6. Where can I get Balabodh sangraham, Sopana Panchakam in Sanskrit text, and their translation in English?

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    1. Sorry, I do not know, Sir. Maybe you can try sanskritdocuments.org

      Hari Aum!

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