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 September 29, 2017  Ashtakam, Shiva  Add comments

This hymn is about Jambunatha as Shiva is known at Jambukeswaram or Thiruvanaikaval in Trichy. Jambukeswarar Koil at Thiruvanaikaval is a well-known Shiva temple in Trichy. The temple was built by Kochengat Cholan, a Chola King who later became one of the 63 Nayanmars. This temple which is around 2000 years old is situated near Srirangam. Thiruvanaikaval is one of the Panchabhoota Sthalams comprising of five Shiva Temples of Tamil Nadu representing the five natural elements. To read more about the temple click here

    । śrī śrīdharaveṅkaṭeśāryeṇa viracitam ।
kaścana jagatāṃ hetuḥ kapardakandalitakumudajīvātuḥ ।
jayati jñānamahīndurjanmamṛtiklāṃtiharadayābinduḥ ॥ 1॥

śritabhṛtibhaddhapatākaḥ kalitotpalavananavamadodrekaḥ ।
akhilāṇḍamāturekaḥ sukhayatvasmāṃstapaḥparīpākaḥ ॥ 2॥

ஜம்புநாதாஷ்டகம் in Tamil

जम्बुनाताष्टकम् in Devanagari

kaścana kāruṇyajharaḥ kamalākucakalaśakaṣaṇaniśitaśaraḥ ।
śrīmān damitatripuraḥ śritajaṃbhūparisaraścakāstu puraḥ ॥ 3॥

śamitasmaradavavisaraśśakrādyāśāsyasevanāvasaraḥ ।
karivanaghanabhāgyabharo giratu malaṃ mama manassaraśśapharaḥ ॥ 4॥

gṛhiṇīkṛtavaikuṇṭhaṃ gehitajaṃbhūmahīruḍupakaṇṭham ।
divyaṃ kimapyakuṇṭhaṃ tejaḥ stādasmadavanasotkaṇṭham ॥ 5॥

kṛtaśamanadarpaharaṇaṃ kṛtaketaraphaṇiticārirathacaraṇam ।
śakrādiśritacaraṇaṃ śaraṇaṃ jaṃbhūdrumāṃtikābharaṇam ॥ 6॥

karuṇārasavāridhaye karavāṇi namaḥ praṇamrasuravidhaye ।
jagadānandadhunidhaye jaṃbhūtarumūlanilayasannidhaye ॥ 7॥

kaścana śaśicūḍhālaṃ kaṇṭhekālaṃ dayaughamutkūlam ।
śritajaṃbhūtarumūlaṃ śikṣitakālaṃ bhaje jaganmūlam ॥ 8॥

       ॥ jaṃbhunāthāṣṭakaṃ saṃpūrṇam ॥

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