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Sudarshan Ashtakam

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 -    http://youtube/OhjLLQB_7vU

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:
O Lord 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:
O Lord 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:
O Lord 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:
O Lord 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 to Thee!

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:
O Lord 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!

Phal Shruti
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"



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