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.)

वाग्देवी धृतवल्लकी शतमखो वेणुं दधत्पद्मजस्तालोन्निद्रकरो रमा भगवती गेयप्रयोगान्विता
विष्णुः सान्द्र मृदङ्ग वादन पटुर्देवा: समन्तास्थिता: सेवन्ते तमनु प्रदोष समये देवं मृडानीपतिं
vAgdevI dhrutavallakI shatamakho veNum dadhatpadmaja-stAlonnidrakaro
ramA bhagavatI geya-prayogAnvitA
viShNuh sAndra mrudanga vAdana paTurdevAh samantAsthitAh
sevante tamanu pradoSha samaye devam mruDAnIpatim (5)

(The goddess of Knowledge plays Veena, The hundred faced Indra plays the flute, The Brahma who was born in a lotus keeps time, The Goddess Lakshmi starts to sing, The God Vishnu plays the drum with ease, And all the devas stand all round in service, And pray Lord Shiva during the time of pradosha.)

गन्धर्वयक्ष पतगोरसिद्धसाध्य विद्याधरामरवराप्सरसां गणांश्र्च
येन्ये त्रिलोकनिलया सहभूतवर्गाः प्राप्ते प्रदोषसमये हरपार्श्र्वसंस्थाः

gandharve yaksha patagora siddhasAdhya vidyAdharAmaravarApsarasAm gaNamscha
yenye trilokanilayA sahabhUtavargAh prApte pradoShasamaye harapArsvasamshthAh (6)

(When the time of Pradosha arrives, Gandarwas, Yakshas, birds, snakes, saints, Vidhyadaras, devas, the celestial dancers, Bhoothas, And all the beings in the three worlds, Come and stand near The Lord Shiva.)

अतः प्रदोषे शिव एक एव पूज्योऽथ नान्ये हरिपद्मजाद्याः
तस्मिन्महेशे विधिनेज्यमाने सर्वे प्रसीदन्ति सुराधिनाथाः
atah pradoShe shiva eva eva pUjyo'tha nAnye haripadmajAdyAh
tasminmaheshe vidhijyamAne sarve prasIdanti surAdhinAthAh (7)

(So at the time of Pradosha, There is need to worship only Shiva, Instead of Vishnu , Brahma and others,
For the proper worship of Lord Shiva then, Would give the effect of worshipping all gods.)

एष ते तनयः पूर्वजन्मानि ब्राह्मणोत्तमः प्रतिग्रहैर्वयो निन्ये न दानाद्यैः सुकर्मभिः
अतो दारिद्रयमापन्नः पुत्रस्ते द्विजभामिनि तद्दोषपरिहार्थ शरणं यातु शङ्करम्

esha te tanayah poorvajanmAni brAhmaNottamah pratigrahairvayo ninye na dAnAdyaih sukarmibhih
ato dAridryamApannah putraste dvijabhAmini taddoShaparihArtha sharaNam yAtu shankaram (8)





5 comments:

  1. Thanks a lot for posting this Pradhosha Mahima.

    subbu thatha.
    www.pureaanmeekam.blogspot.in

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    1. Thanks for your kind acknowledgments :)

      Hari Aum
      Nandini

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  2. Sairam Akka,

    This one's too good. Will surely read it.

    Om Sainathaya namaha

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    1. Sure :)
      God bless us all.

      Hari Aum
      Nandini

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  3. I need the verse "lokanahuya sarva damaruka ninaidhaihi...." from the pradosha mahatmyam in sanskrit. Can you email me the complete pradosha mahatmyam to sksrividu@yahoo.co.in?
    thanks...

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