Pradosha Ashtakam ( Pradosha Mahatmyam)





सत्यं ब्रवीमि परलोकहितम् ब्रवीमि सारं ब्रवीम्युपनिषद्यध्यं ब्रवीमि
संसारमुल्बणमसारमवाप्य जन्तोः सारोऽयमीश्र्वरपदाम्बुरुहस्य सेवा 
satyam bravImi paralokahitam bravImi sAram bravImyupanishadyadhyam bravImi
samsAramutbaNamasAramavApya jantoh sAroyamIshwarapadAmburuhasya sevA (1)

(I tell the truth, I tell what is good for the other world, I tell the views of the Upanishads, For every insignificant animal that is born, The only meaningful thing is the service to God.)


ये नार्चयन्ति गिरिशं समये प्रदोषे ये नार्चितं शिवमपि प्रणमन्ति चान्ये
येतत्कथां श्रुतिपुटैर्न पिबन्ति मूढास्ते जन्मजन्मसु भवन्ति नरा दरिद्रा:
ye nArchayanti girisham samaye pradoShe ye nArchitam shivamapi praNamanti chAnye
etatkathAm shrutipuTair na pibanti mooDaste janma janmasu bhavanti narA daridrAh (2)

(He who does not worship Lord Shiva during Pradosha, He who does not at least bow before him at that time, He who does not at least listen to the story of Shiva at that time, Is a foolish soul who would be always poor, birth after birth.)


ये वै प्रदोषसमये परमेश्र्वरस्य कुर्वन्त्यनन्यमनसोंऽघ्रिसरोजपूजां
नित्यं प्रवृद्धधन धान्य कलत्रपुत्रसौभाग्य संपद्धिकास्त इहैव लोके
ye vai pradoSha samaye parameshwarasya kurvantyananya manasomghrisaroja pUjAm
nitya pravruddha dhana dhAnya kalatraputra sowbhAgya sampaddhikAsta ihaiva loke (3)

(He who during the time of Pradosha, worships Lord Shiva, With full concentration using lotus flowers, Would forever along with his children, wife and friends, Get all wealth and all luck in a very large measure.)

कैलासशैलभुवने त्रिजगज्जनित्रीं गौरीं निवेशय कनकाचित रत्न पीठे
नृत्यं विधातुमभिवाञ्छति शूलपाणौ देवाः प्रदोष समये नु भजन्ति सर्वे
kailAsa shaila bhuvane tri jagajanitrIm gaurIm niveshaya kanakAchita ratna peeTe
nrtyam vidhAtumahi vAnchati shUlapANau devAh pradoSha samaye nu bhajanti sarve (4)

(During the time of Pradosha, The Lord who holds the trident, Makes Goddess Gowri, Who is the mother of all the three worlds, Sit on a golden seat inlaid with precious gems, And prepares to dance himself, And all the devas sing his praise at  this time.)

Bhagavad Gita

Bhagavad Gita