Said to be an obstacle remover and oxidizing agent for healing physical
and mental ill health, let us sing Sudarshan Ashtakam along with the
Vishnu Sahastra Naam when the Padm Prabodh Bhagavaan rises on the the
Makar Sankraanti day, when the Karun Kataaksham of Ambaa overflows on Thai
Pongal in your house -
Traditionally, this Stotra
is recited in homes, when some one has fever or illness of other kinds.
Swami Desikan is said to have composed it to help the residents of
Tirupputkuzhi, when they suffered from the grip of a epidemic fever.
Alternatively, It is said that he composed it at Tiruvahindrapuram prior
to a major debate with a leader of another Sampradaaya. Swami Desikan won
that debate and thereby established the supremacy of Sriman Naaraayan and
Visisht A-Dwait. Swami Desikan chose the Dhrit Chhand as a meter for the 8
verses praising Sudarshan. He chose the Aupachandasikam meter for the Phal
Shruti Shlok. Both these meters hint at the the Vaidik origin of Sudarshan
as indicated by Swami Desikan in one or more verses of this Stotram.
Srimate Nigamaant Mahaadesikaaya namah
Shreemaan Venkat Naathaaryah Kavitaaarkika kesaree |
Vedantaachaarya varyo me sannidhattaam sadaa hridi ||
Pratibhatasreni Bheeshan Vara gunasthom Bhooshan
Janibhya Sthaan Taaran Jagadavasthaana Kaaran |
Nikhil Dushkarm Karshan Nigam Saddharm Darshan
Jaya Jaya Sri Sudarshan Jaya Jaya Sri Sudarshan ||Verse 1:
O Sri Sudarsana!
All the enemies of your Lord's devotees run away fearing your prowess. All
auspicious attributes find their home in you. Those , Who worship you cross
the 'shoreless' ocean of Samsara and free themselves from their cycles of
births and deaths. The entire Universe is stabilized by your mighty power.
You cut asunder all the sins of those who approach you as their refuge. You
bless all of your devotees with the knowledge about the righteous conduct
prescribed by the Vedas. O Lord Sudarsana of these auspicious attributes!
Hail to Thee! Hail to Thee!
Shubh Jagad Roop Mandan Suraganathrasa Khandan
Satamakabrahma Vandit Shatapat Brahm Nandit |
Pratitavidwat Sapakshit Bhajat Ahirbudhnya Lakshit
Jaya jaya Sri Sudarshan Jaya Jaya Sri Sudarshan ||Verse 2:
O Sri Sudarsana!
You are resplendent as a precious decoration on the hand of Sriman
Narayana, who has the universes as His body. Through your grace, Devas are
freed from the fear caused by the Asuras. Indra and Brahma always worship
you. The Satapatha Brahmana belonging to Sukla Yajur Veda hails your
glories and pays its tributes to you. The scholars of this universe seek
your help to overcome their contestants . Ahirbudhnya Samhita states that
Ahirbudhnya (Siva) worships you and sought the boon to see your beautiful
form with His own eyes. O Lord Sudarsana of illustrious attributes! Hail
To Thee! Hail to Thee!
Sphutata Dijjaala Pinjar Pruthutarajwaala Panjara
Parigat Pratna Vigraha PaDutarapragyaa Durgraha |
Praharan Grama Mandit Parijan Traan Pandit
Jaya Jaya Sri Sudarshan Jaya Jaya Sri Sudarshan ||Verse 3:
Sudarsana! You shine like the resplendent assembly of lightning. The
bright tongues of flames surrounding you appear like a cage (home) for
you. The forms of Vaasudeva, Sankarshan and other Vyooha Moorti-s find
their positions around your geometric form (Yantra). Even the scholars
with sharp intellects stumble, when they try to understand the full extent
of your glory. It is a beautiful sight to see the sixteen weapons of yours
resting on your hands to serve you. You are dedicated to come to the
rescue of those ,who seek your protection . O Sri Sudarshan of such
auspicious attributes! Hail to Thee! Hail to Thee!
Nij Pad preet saddgana Nirupathispeetha Shad Gun
Nigam NirvyuDa Vaibhav Nijapar Vyooh Vaibhav |
Hari Haya Dweshee Dhaaran Har Pur Plosha Kaaran
Jaya Jaya Sri Sudarsana Jaya Jaya Sri Sudarsana ||Verse 4:
Sudarshan! The Righteous people have firm attachment to your holy feet.
The Six Kalyaan Gunaas --- Knowledge, Power, Strength, Wealth, Heroism,
and effulgence-- find their natural home in You. The Vedas have firmly
established Your glory in their many sections. Like your Lord, You have
the forms of Para and Vyooh. You cut asunder the fear caused by the foes
of Indra, the foremost among your devotees. You were responsible for the
burning down Kaash, the city of Shiv to ashes. You stood at the tip of
Shiv's arrow, when He was engaged in the campaign to destroy Tripuraasur.
O Sri Sudarshan Of such Kalyaan Gun! Hail to Thee! Hail to Thee!
Dhanuj Vistaar Kartan Janit misraa Vikartan
Dhanuj Vidyaa Nikartan Bhajat Vidyaa Nivatana |
Amar Drushtasva Vikram Samar Jushta Bramikram
Jaya Jaya Sri Sudarshan Jaya Jaya Sri Sudarshan ||Verse 5:
Sudarshan! You arrest the growth of the evil-minded Asur and destroy them
down to their roots. You are like the resplendent Sun banishing the dark
night of Sansaar, which bedevil your devotees. You Overcome any and every
act of deception practiced by the Asur. You remove every shred of false
knowledge that invade the minds of those ,who seek refuge in you. The Dev
celebrate Your heroic deeds and experience joy in witnessing Your powerful
actions. You revolve and rotate in many ways in your battles against the
enemies of Your devotees. May Thou with such auspicious attributes prosper
further! Hail to Thee! Hail To Thee!
Pratimukhaaleet Bandhur Pruthumahaheti Danthur
Vikat Maaya Bahishkrit Vividh Maalaa Parishkrit |
Sthir Mahaa Yantra Tantrit Dhruta Daya Tantra Yantrit
Jaya Jaya Sri Sudarshan Jaya Jaya Sri Sudarshan ||Verse 6:
Sudarshan! You give darsana to us with Your dynamic gait of One foot
placed forward in movement and the other rapidly following it. Your
position in that gait is beautiful to behold. You are surrounded by Your
magnificent and fearsome weapons. You are the conqueror of Powerful illusions
(Maayaa) caused by Asur. You are not therefore affected by their acts of
Maayaa. You are decorated with many beautiful flower garlands that add to
your natural beauty. You are firmly bound in the warp of your great compassion
for your devotees and bless them , when they worship You through Your Yantra
and Mantra. O Sri Sudarshan of such auspicious qualities! Hail to Thee! Hail
Mahita Sampath Sadakshar Vihit sampath Shatakshar
Shatara Chakra Pratishthit Sakal Tattwa Pratishthit |
Vividh Sankalpak Kalpak Vibudh Sankalp Kalpak
Jaya Jaya Sri Sudarshan Jaya Jaya Sri Sudarshan ||Verse 7:
Sudarshan of many prime qualities! The wealth of the righteous is their
true knowledge about Your Lord. You Bless them with the unperishable
wealth of Moksham, When they seek refuge at Your holy feet. Those who
recite Your mantra made up of the six letters (Akshar) gain incomparable
wealth. Your devotees (Upaasak) invoke You in Your Yantra of six corners
formed by two intersecting triangles and worship You at its epicenter. You
pervade and reside in all the creations of Your Lord. You have the power
to complete all deeds that you decide to undertake. You are thus A-satya
Sankalp and serve as the divine Kalpak tree granting all the boons that
your devotees request. O Sri Sudarshan! Hail to Thee! Hail to Thee!
Bhuvan Netra Trayeemaya Savana tejas trayeemaya
Niravadhisvaadhu Chinmaya Nikhil Shakte Jaganmaya |
Amit Vishwa kriyaamaya Samita vishwagbhayaa maya
Jaya Jaya Sri Sudarshan Jaya Jaya Sri Sudarshan ||Verse 8:
O Lord Sudarshan, the eye of the Universe! You are of the form of the
three Vedas. You are of the form of the three fires -- Gaarhapatyam,
Aahvaaneeyam and Dakshinaagni -- of the Yagaas. You are of the delectable
form of true knowledge! You have the power to accomplish every deed. You
have taken the form of the Universe and its contents. You are worshipped
thru the sacrificial rituals of your devotees. In return, You destroy the
fears and diseases of those, who worship You from all directions. O Lord
Sudarshan of auspicious qualities! Hail to Thee! Hail to Thee!
Dwichatushkam idam Prabhoot saaram pathataam Venkat naayak Praneetaam |
Vishamepi Manorath: Pradhaavan na Vihanyet Rataangadhurya gupta : ||Verse 9:
Those, who recite
this Stotra consisting of 8 verses in praise of Sudarshan composed by Venkat
Naath known as Vedaant Desikan comprehend the deep references to the glory of
Lord Sudarshan will have the fulfillment of all their wishes. The Boon-granting
powers of Lord Sudarshan will make them realize all their wishes by overcoming
all obstacles that stand in the way.
kavitaarkika- sinhaaya kalyaan-gun- Shaaline |
Sreemate venkateshaaya vedaanta-gurave nama: ||
Sa ya eshonthar hridaya Aakaash: Tasminnayam Purusho manomaya : Amrito hiranmaya:
In the stillness
and silence of my inner space, shines a dazzling brilliance, to describe I
have no words "
"Give a hand-full from your plenty to those whose hands are empty"