Sunday, February 14, 2010

Shri DwaDasha Jyotirlinga Stotram

Shri DwaDasha Jyotirlinga Stotram

This Stotra is in Sanskrit. It is a very beautiful creation of Adi Shankaracharya.
There are twelve very auspicious God Shiva temples in India. Adi Shankaracharya
tells us the importance of each temple and describes God Shiva and bowing to him.

1 God Shiva is looking very lustrous in Sourashtra, He has worn moon on his head, he has incarnated for offering his blessing to his devotees and for the protection of all people. I bow and surrender to God Shiva and request him to protect me.
2 Shri Shailya mountain is very famous. It is a meeting place of many Saints, Rushies and munies. They perform their worships and poojas and tapas and dhynam on this Shailya mountain. God Shiva always lives here. He helps the devotees in their spiritual progress.
He is called as God Malikarjun over here. I bow and surrender to him.
3 Avantika means Ujjaini where God Shiva has incarnated for making his devotees free from all bondage of life and Offer his blessing to those who have a fear of untimely death. His name is Suresh and Mahakal. I bow and surrender to him.
4 At a very holy place called as Mandhata where river Kaveri and river Narmada meets, God Shiva always lives for the protection of all the people. God Shiva is called as Omkarnath or Amaleshwar, Vimaleshwar or Sadashiv over here. I praise him. I bow and surrender to him.
5 At the centre of East and North there is a city called as Paralika or Parali where God Shiva is being worshiped by Gods, Rakshas (Demons), Yakshas, Gandharvas and people. God Shiva is with Goddess Parvati at this place. He is called as Sadashiv or Vaidyanatha over her. I praise him. I bow and surrender to him.
6 Amardya or Oundhe is the place where God Shiva is surrounded by Nagas (serpents), he has worn Nagas on his body everywhere. He is there to give blessings to his devotees offering them all types of happiness, pleasures and Mukti i.e. making them free from bondage of life. I bow to him. I request him to protect me.
7 God Shiva is caretaker of helpless or orphaned devotees in Varanashi (Banaras). He is the king of Varanashi. He is called as Vishwanath over here. I surrender to him and request him to protect me.
8 He lives with Dakini and Shakini (female demons), very dangerous ghosts, Yakshas and Rakshas (demons) at BhimaShankar for looking after his devotees and for their protection. I bow to him.
9 God Rama has worshiped God Shiva at the place called Rameshwar (holy city in South India). River Tamrparni ends here in the sea. I bow to God Rameshwara (God Shiva) and always offer my prayers to him.
10 Trimbakeshwar is a temple of God Shiva near to Nasik in Maharashtra. It is on the bank of river Godavari and on the Sanhyadri Mountain. God Shiva is called as Trimbakeshwar over here and he removes all the sins of his devotees when they visit this temple and bow in front of God Trimbakeshwar. I bow to him, praise him and request him for protecting me.
11 KedarNath is a very famous God Shiva temple in Himalaya at the bank of river Mandakini. Here God Shiva is always worshiped by Sanak, Rushies and Munies. He is also worshiped by Gods, Yakasha, Gandharvas and people. God Shiva is called as KedarNath over her. He always looks after well being of all the people. I bow to him, praise him and request him for protecting me.
12 Vellor near to Aurangabad is in Maharashtra. God Shiva temple over here is called as Shivalaya. God Shiva is called as Dhishneshwar. He is very kind and gives us Buddhi (intelligence) over here. I bow to him, praise him and request him for protecting me.
13 All the people who recite this stotra with a very pious mind, with faith, concentration and devotion by getting up early in the morning, will be recipient of Good Offspring (Son, Daughter), ample food, money, happiness and become very famous by the blessings of God Shiva.
Thus here completes Shri Dwadash Jyotirlinga Stotra created by Shri Adi Shankaracharya.
Budha (Mercury) in the Ninth house.

Budha in the ninth house is good for higher education. People are found good in Language, literature. Their thinking is found of high standard. They have liking of religious science, philosophy, and attraction of spiritual science. Such Budha if is in good aspect of Jupiter or Venus then such people have a vast knowledge & can write books.
They can be famous writers. If Budha is found in good aspects of Sun or Venus, then they can acquire a name in singing or playing musical instruments. If Budha is found in good aspects of Harshal then such people are found good in research in science. They may get a chance of foreign tours. Budha in this house in female horoscope is seen producing good results. Such ladies are found very skillful in many matters.
Budha in this house in bad aspects of Saturn, Mars or Harshal is found giving bad results.
Such people are found mentally disturbed, without firm thoughts, poor in decision making and found with bad name and bad fame. They are found not of religious minded.

Thought for the Day

Life is wasted on the living.
----Douglas Adam


When it comes to getting things done, we need fewer architects and more bricklayers.
------Colleen C Barrett
Shri DwaDasha Jyotirlinga Stotram
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