Aadhi Narayana Sthuthi
– Translated by P. R. Ramachander is a prayer offered to the primeval Narayana.
Nama parama kalayana kalyanayathma yogine,
Janadhanaya devaya Sridharaya cha Vedaase || 1 ||
Salutations to the most auspicious one, who is a yogi with auspicious soul,
Who is God who takes care of people, Who is one carrying sree and one described by Vedas.
Nama Kamala kinjalka suvarna makutaya cha,
Kesavaya, athi sookshmaaya brahat moorthe namo namah || 2 ||
Salutations to him who wears a golden crown looking like a filament of a lotus,
Salutation and salutation to the killer of Kesi who is greatly micro as well as very gross.
Mahathmane varenyaya namah, Pankaja nabhaye,
Namosthu maaya haraye haraye harivedhase || 3 ||
Salutations to him who is chosen by great souls,
And to the one having lotus on his navel,
Salutations to the one who removes illusion,
To the one who steals and the Hari of the Vedas.
Hiranya Garbha garbhaya Jagatha karanathmane,
Achyuthaya namo nithyam ananthaya namo namah || 4 ||
Salutations and salutations to him who gave birth to Brahma,
Who is the cause of the world, To Achyutha, to one who is forever and to the endless one.
Namo Pata channa Jagad dhamne Mahathmane,
Samsara Sagrothara Jnana potha pradhayine,
Akunta mathaye dhathre sarga sthithyantha karmane || 5 ||
Salutations who is great and controls the world from behind the veil,
Who gives us wisdom to cross the sea of domestic life,
Who knows everything, who carries and who maintains and destroys nature.
Yadahi Vasudevethi prokthe nasyathi pathakam,
Thadha vilayam abhyethu dhaithyoyam megavahanam || 6 ||
If all these about Vasudeva is told then sin would be destroyed,
And then the asuraas would get dissolved by he who carried the cloud.
(Vishnu carried Lord Shiva sitting on a cloud on his back)
Yadha Vishnu swabhaktheshu papam aapnothi samsthitham,
Thadha vinasamayathu daithyoyam paapa karma kruth || 7 ||
Then Lord Vishnu would enduringly obtain the sins of his devotees from them,
As he destroys asuras as well as those who do sin.
Smrutha mathro yadha Vishnu sarva papam vyapohathi,
Thadha prana sabyethu daithyoyam meghavahanam || 8 ||
Just by the thought of Lord Vishnu all sins would vanish,
As the souls of asuras along with them would be destroyed by Lord Vishnu.
Bhavanthu bhadaraani samastha dosha,
Prayanthu nasam jagadhoakhilasya,
Abhedhya bhakthya Parameswaresye,
Smruthe jagad dhathari Vaasudeve || 9 ||
All the bad qualities which are preserved,
Would be brought to destruction by the God of universe,
The world remembers Vasudeva the giver,
For the unalloyed devotion of Parameswara to him.
Ye bhoothale ye divi ye anthareekshe,
Rasathale prani ganasu sa kechith,
Bhavanthu they sidhiyutha narothama,
Smruthe jagad dhathari Vasudeve || 10 ||
This earth, this sky, this enviornment
This Rasathala and all the being that live in these places .
Would become full of strength, oh king,
Remembers Vasudeva the giver.
Yea pranina kuthracchit athra santhi,
Brahmanda madhye parathascha kechith,
Thesham sidhi paramasthwa nindhya,
Sthuthe Jagad dhathari Vasudeve || 11 ||
The beings situated any where would get great peace,
Though they are situated even beyond the universe,
And also Occult powers though they have found fault with great God,
If only they remember Vasudeva the giver.
Yashtham poojayathe ekadasyam narothama,
So Aswamedha phalam prapya modhathe divi Vedavath || 12 ||
Oh great among men, if one worships me with this prayer on eleventh phase of moon,
He would get the benefit of performing a Aswamedha sacrifice and enjoy life in divine places.
Go Lakshanam Brahmanam dathwa yath phalaam prapnuyath nara,
Thad Aadhi deve Govinde drushti bhakthya phalam labeth || 13 ||
That man gets the same benefit as gifting a perfect cow to Brahmin,
Who sees with devotion the primeval God Govinda.
Kalou krutha yugam thesham keshtheshaam sukhadhika,
Aadhi narayano devao thesham heudaye samsthitha || 14 ||
He who keeps the primeval God Govinda in his heart,
In Kali and Krutha Yugas will have more pleasure than suffering.
Ekadasyam ravi dhine snathwa sannihithaa jale,
AAdhi narayanam poojya muchyathe bhava bandanth || 15 ||
He who takes bath in water and offers worship on a Sunday,
Which is also the eleventh phase of the moon to The primeval Narayana,
Would get freedom from the bondage of accumulated sins.
Ithi they kadhitham devi Mahathmyam Vishnu daivatham,
Srutham papa haram nrunaam Daridrayougha vinasanam || 16 ||
What I have told you Oh Goddess, is the greatness of God Vishnu,
Hearing which destroys sins and would destroy the possibility of poverty.
Ithi Skaanda purane Ekasathi sahasryaam samithayam prabhasa kaande
Aadhi Narayana stotram sampoornam ||
The prayer of primeval God Narayana which occurs in Skanda Puramma, in the 1011 chapter called the Chapter of Prahabasa.