Untranslated mantras.

Unfortunately for me, my Sanskrit “knowledge” is such that I recognise many words individually, but cannot tell how they fit together grammatically and thus cannot precisely translate even a single line. This is frustrating when I find verses or mantras that seem beautiful.

Two of these are offered here. The first is from a Nepali manuscript and seems to be a Tantric invocation using bīja mantras. The second is known as the Devarāja stava (or the Devadeveṣvara stava). I only recognise four lines from Mahābhārata‘s Indra stuti (the same four lines given on the Indra mantra page of this blog). Otherwise, I have no information on the source or meaning of this verse.

I cannot offer translation for either, but perhaps others will understand them better than I do.


From the Mantradevaprakāśikā:

atha nyāsaḥ ||

asya śrīśatruparājayamantrasya tāpasāmanyuṛṣiḥ ||
jagatīcchandaḥ ||
śatruhantro devatā mama samastaśatruparajayārthe viniyogaḥ ||
saṃsṛṣṭaṃ dhanaṃ ||
lāṃ | vajrahastāya aṃguṣṭhābhyāṃ namaḥ ||
ubhayaṃ samākṛtaṃ līṃ sacīpataye tarjjanībhyāṃ ||
smabhyaṃ dhattāṃ ||
purandarāya madhyamābhyāṃ ||
varuścamanyuḥ ||
laṃ maghavate anāmikābhyāṃ ||
bhiyaṃ dadhānād vada yeṣa śatravaḥ ||
lauṃ | pākaśāsanāya kaniṣṭḥikābhyāṃ ||
parājitāso apanilayantāṃ ||
aḥ ||
vṛtraghne karatalakarapṛṣṭhābhyāṃ ||
evaṃ hṛdayādināsaḥ ||
indram airāvatarūḍhaṃ vajrahastaṃ śacīpatiṃ ||

upāsmahe devarājaḥ bhaktaśatū niṣṭhadanaṃ || || śubham

«Sub-colophon:»

|| iti śrīmantradaivatāyāṃ prakāśikāyāṃ āgneyākhya ekonatriṃśat paṭalaḥ ||

Devarāja stava:
(ṛṣi Puṣkara, candas anuṣṭup, devatā Indra)

varastvindra-jitāmitra-vṛtrahan-pākaśāsana | deva-deva mahābhāga tvaṃ hi vardhiṣṇutāṃ gataḥ ||
ananta-tejo virajo yaśo-vijaya vardhana | aprabhus-tvaṃ prabhur-nityam-uttiṣṭha surapūjita ||
brahmā svayumbhūr-bhagvān-sarva-loka-pitāmahaḥ | rudraḥ pināka-bhṛd-dṛptash-catasṛdvaya saṃstutaḥ||
yogasya netā kartā ca tathā viṣṇururukramaḥ | tejaste vardhayan-tvete nityam-eva mahābalāḥ ||
anādi-nidhano devo brahmā sraṣṭā sanātanaḥ | agnis-tejomayo bhāgo rudrātmā pārvatī-sutaḥ ||
kārtikeyaḥ śakti-dharaḥ ṣaḍ-vaktraś-ca gadādharaḥ | śataṃ vareṇyo varadas-tejo vardhayatāṃ vibhuḥ ||
devaḥ senāpatiḥ skandaḥ sura-pravara-pūjitaḥ | ādityā vasavo rudrāḥ sādhyā devās-tathaaśvinau ||
bhṛgur-āñgirasaś-caiva viśvedevā marudgaṇāḥ | lokapālās-trayaś-caiva candraḥ sūryo.analo.anilaḥ ||
devāś-ca ṛṣayaś-caiva yakṣa gandharva rākṣasāḥ || samudrā girayaś-caiva nadyo bhūtāni yāni ca ||
tejas-tapāṃsi satyaṃ ca lakṣmīḥ śrīḥ kīrtir-eva ca | pravardhayatu tat-tejo jaya śakra śacīpate ||
tava cāpi jayān-nityaṃ tviha saṃpadyate śubhaṃ | prasīda rājñāṃ viprāṇāṃ prānāmapi sarvaśaḥ ||
tava prasādāt-pṛthivī nityaṃ sasyavatī bhavet | śivaṃ bhavatu nirvighnaṃ śamyaṃ-tāmītayo bhṛśaṃ ||
namaste deva-deveśa namaste valasūdana | namucighna namaste.astu sahasrākṣa śacīpate ||
sarveṣāṃ-eva lokānāṃ tvam-ekā paramā gatiḥ | tvam-eva pramaḥ prāṇaḥ sarvasyāsya jagat-pate ||
pāśo hyasi pathaḥ sraṣṭuṃ tvaṃ analpaṃ purandara | tvam-eva meghas-tvaṃ vāyus-tvaṃ agnir-vaidyuto.ambare ||
tvamatra medhāvi-kṣiptā tvam me bāhuḥ pratardanaṃ | vajram-atulaṃ ghoraṃ ghoṣavāṃs-tvaṃ balāhakaḥ ||
sraṣṭā tvam-eva lokānāṃ saṃhartā caaparajitaḥ | tvaṃ jyotiḥ sarvalokānāṃ tvam-ādityo vibhāvasuḥ ||
tvaṃ mahad-bhūtam-āścaryaṃ tvaṃ rājā tvaṃ surottamaḥ | tvaṃ viṣṇus-tvaṃ sahasrākṣas-tvaṃ parāyaṇaṃ ||
tvam-eva caamṛtaṃ devas-tvaṃ mokṣaḥ paramārcitaḥ | tvaṃ muhūrtaḥ sthitistvaṃ ca lavas-tvaṃ ca punaḥ kṣaṇaḥ | śuklas-tvaṃ bahulaś-caiva kalā kāṣṭhā truṭi-stathā ||
saṃvatsarartavo māsā rajanyaś-ca dināni ca | tvam-uttamā sa-giricarā vasuṃdharā sa-bhāskaraṃ timiraṃbaraṃ tathā ||
sahodadhiḥ sa-timiñgilas-tathā sahormivān bahumakaro jhaṣā-kulaḥ |
mahad-dashās-tvamiha sadā ca pūjyase maharṣibhir-mudita-manā maharṣibhiḥ ||
abhiṣutaḥ pibasi ca somam-adhvare hutānyapi ca havīmṣi bhūtaye |
tvaṃ vipraīḥ satataṃ ihejyase phalārthaṃ bhedārtheṣvaṣtasu balaugha gīyase tvaṃ ||
tvadh-detor-yajana-pārāyaṇā dvijendrā-vedāñgānyadhi-gamayanti sarva-vedaiḥ |
vajrasya bhartā bhuvanasya goptā vṛtrasya hartā namucer-nihantā ||
kṛṣṇe vasāno vasane mahātmā satyānṛte yo vivinakti loke |
yaṃ vājinaṃ garbhaṃ-apām-surāṇāṃ vaiśvānaraṃ vāhanam-abhyupaiti ||
namaḥ sadā.asmai tridiveśvarāya lokatrayeśāya purandarāya |
ajo.avyayaḥ śāśvata eka-rūpo viṣṇur-varāhaḥ puruṣaḥ purāṇaḥ ||
tvam-anatakaḥ sarva-haraḥ kṛśānuḥ sahasraśīrṣā śatamanyurīḍyaḥ |
kaviṃ sapta-jihvaṃ trātāram-indraṃ savitāraṃ sureśaṃ ||
hṛdyābhi-śakraṃ vṛtra-haṇaṃ suṣeṇam-asmākaṃ vīrā uttare bhavantu |
trātāram-indrenriya-kāraṇātmañ-jagat-pradhānaṃ ca hiraṇyagarbhaṃ ||
lokeśvaraṃ deva-varaṃ vareṇyaṃ caananda-rūpaṃ praṇatosmi nityaṃ |

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