Sanaischara Sthava Raja
Sanaischara Sthava Raja
[King of prayers addressed to the slow moving planet]
Translated by P. R. Ramachander
[This is a rare stotra addressed to Sanaischara (the slow moving planet Saturn). Apart from having the Kavacha (armour 2-5), this also has Sani Ashtotharam (108 names of Sani Deva). This indeed is the king of stotras.]
Dhyathava Ganapathim Raja Dharma rajo yudhishtra.
Dheera Shanaischasyeyam chakara Sthavamuthamam. 1
After meditating on Ganapathi, The valorous king Yudhishtra
Told the great prayer addressed to the slow moving Sani.
Shiro may Bhaskari pathu, Bhalam Chaya suthovathu,
Kotraksho drusou pathu Shikhi kanta nibha sruthi. 2
Let my head be protected by son of Sun god,
My hairs be protected by son of Chaya devi,
Let he who has a slanted eyes protect my vision,
And let him, who has a peacock neck protect my voice
Graanam may Bheeshana pathu,mukham bali mukho avathu,
Skandhou samvarthaka pathu, bhujou may bhayodhovathu. 3
Let my power of smell be protected by him who is fierce,
Let my face be protected by the God with a fierce face,
Let my shoulders be protected by he who is the fire of destruction,
Let my hands be protected by he who is fearsome.
Sourir may hrudhayam pathu, nabhim may sanaischarovathu,
Graha Raja katim pathu, sarvatho ravi nandana. 4
Let the son of Sun God protect my heart,
Let my stomach be protected by he who moves slowly,
Let the king of planets protect by hips,
And let the darling son of Sun God protect every thing.
Padhou manda gathi pathu, Krishna pathvaakhilam vapu,
Rakshamethaam paden nithyam Sourer nama balairyutham. 5
Let the slow mover protect my feet,
Let the black one protect the entire body,
Let him who reads this daily be protected,
By the strength of the powerful son of Sun God.
Sukhee puthree chirayuscha sa bhaven nathra samsaya,
Souree sanischara krushno neelothphala nibha sani. 6
Without any doubt he would be blessed,
With pleasure as well as children,
By the son of Sun God, the slow moving one,
The black God and the one who resembles a blue lotus.
Shushkodharo, visalaksho, dur nireekshyo, vibeeshana,
Shikhi kanda nibho, neelaschaya hrudaya nandana. 7
He with a thin belly, he who has broad eyes, he who has evil sight,
He who is never afraid, He who resembles a peacock neck,
He who is the darling of the heart of the blue Chaya devi.
Kala drushti kotaraaksha, sthoola roma vali mukha,
Deergha nirmamsa gathrasthu shushko goro Bhayanaka. 8
He who has death look, he who has a crooked look,
He whose face is covered with long hairs
He who is long, he who is without flesh in his body,
He who is thin, he who is fearsome,
Neelamsu krodhano roudhrodeerghasmasru jadadhara,
Mandho mandha dgathi khanjo truptha samvarthako yama. 9
He who is blue, he who is angry, he who is furious,
He who has greatly farsighted, he who has matted hair,
He who is lazy, he who is slow moving, he who is lame,
He who is satisfied, He who is the destroyer and he who is the controller.
Graha raja karaali cha soorya puthro ravi sasi,
Kujo budajo guru kavyo bhanuja simhika sutha. 10
Kethur devapathi baahu kruthantho nairyashtadja,
SAsi maruth kubherascha, eesaaana sura Athmabhoo, 11
Vishnu haro Ganapathi kumara kama eesawara,
Kartha hartha palayitha, rajyeso rajya dayaka, 12
King of planets, black one, son of sun god,
The Sun, Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, Saturn and Rahu and Kethu.
The Indra, Fire, God of Death, Nairyathi, Varuna
Wind God, God of Wealth Eesaana and Shiva the Soul of Earth,
Lord Vishnu, Lord Shiva, Lord Ganapathi, Lord Subramanya, God of Love
The creator, administrator and destroyer,
God of all countries, The one who gives kingdom.
Chayasutha Shyamalango Dhana Hartha Dhana Pradha,
Kroora karma vidhatha cha sarva karmavrodhaka. 13
The son of Chaya devi, he who has a black body,
He who destroys wealth, he who grants wealth,
He who does cruel deeds, he who is creator,
He who is responsible for obstruction of all deeds,
Thushto rushto kama roopa kamadho, Ravi nandana,
Graha peeda hara santho nakshthreso graheswara, 14
He who is satisfied, He who is angry,
He who can take any form, He who is loved,
He who is the son of Sun God,
He who removes, problems created by planets,
He who is peaceful, he who is the lord of stars.
He who is the Lord of all planets.
Sthirasana. Sthgira gathir mahakayo Maha bala,
Maha prabho, maha kaala, kalathma kala kaalaka. 15
He who is firmly seated, He who has a firm path,
He who has great body, He who has great strength,
He who is the great Lord. He who is the great God of death,
He who is personification of time, He who is God of death over time.
Adithya bhaya datha, cha mruthyradhithya nandana,
SAthabhiruksha dayitha, tryodhasi thidhi Priya. 16
He who gives protection of the Sun God,
He who is the son of Sun God controlling death,
He who is hundred times more angry, He who likes Thryodasi,*
*The 13th crescent of moon
Thitjyayathmaka sthira gano nakshatra gana nayaka,
Yoga rasir muhrthathma Kartha dina pathi Prabhu. 17
The soul of the crescent days, the leader of the groups of stars,
The soul of good times based on yoga and rasi, the doer,
The lord who is the chief of days.
Sami pushpa Priya shyama thrai lokya bhaya dhayaka,
Neela vaasa Kriya sindhur neelanchana chaya cchavi. 18
He who likes Sami* flowers, He who is black,
He who is fearsome in the three worlds,
He who lives in blue surroundings, he who is like the ocean of action,
He who is bluish black colour for those who observe.
* A tree of arid lands believed to contain fire
Sarva roga haro deva sidho deva gana sthutha,
Ashtothara satham naamnaam Sureschaya suthasya ya. 19
The God who cures all diseases. He who is God, He who is divine,
He who is praised by groups of devas,
These are the one hundred and eight names of the son of Sun God and Chaya devi.
Paden nithyam thasya peeda samastha nasyathi dhurvam,
Kruthwa pooja paden marthyo Bhakthiman ya sthavam sthadhaa. 20
It is for sure all the troubles will go away if this is read daily,
And those devotees who read and worship with this prayer daily,
Viseshatha sani dine peeda thasya vinasyathi,
Jama lagne sthithir vapi Gochare Kroora rasige, 21
Especially during Saturdays would get cured of all their problems,
Even though Saturn is in their janama lagna,
Or travels in cruel rasis during its sojourn.
Dasasu cha gathe souro thadha sthavam imam padeth,
Poojayithya sanim bhakthya Sami pushpa akshatham barai. 22
When they undergoing the dasa of Sani, this prayer should be read,
And Lord Sani worshipped with devotion using,
The flowers of Sami, dried rice and with cloth.
Vidhaya loha prathimaam naro Dukhadhi muchyathe,
Badhaa yaa anya grahaanam cha ya pade thasya nasyathi. 23
By consecrating a metal statue of Sani they would get rid of all sorrow,
And even the problem is caused by other planets,
By reading this prayer those problems would also get destroyed.
Bheetho bhayaad vimuchyathe Badho muchyathe bandanath,
Rogi rogad vimuchyathe nara sthavam imam padeth,
Puthravaan, Dhanavaan srimaan Jayathe nathra samsaya, 24
The one affected with fear would get rid of it,
The one imprisoned would gain his freedom,
The sick man would come out of his sickness,
By reading this prayer with devotion, and without any doubt
He would be blessed with children wealth and luck
Sthavam nisamya Parthasya prathyaksho booth sanaischara,
Dathwa ragno vara kamam Saniswanthardathe thadha, 25
Hearing the Stotra by Yudhishtra the slow moving God appeared before him,
And granted the king of his desires and Sani vanished from there.
Yudhishta also is son of Kunthi (Prathu) and can be
Ithi Sri Bhavishya purane Sanaischara sthava Raja SAmpoornam
Thus the king of prayers addressed to the slow moving God which occurs
in Bhavishya Purana (Epic of the future) comes to an end.