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शिव स्तुति – रुद्राश्टक़

नमामिशमीशान निर्वाण रूपं। विभुं व्यापकं ब्रह्म वेदस्वरूपं॥१॥  shivji

निजं निर्गुणं निर्किल्पं निरीहं। चिदाकाशमाकाशवासं भजेहं॥२॥

O moksha personified ,O vibhu , all pervading brahman ,Veda personified, the lord of Ishaan , lord and master of all Shiva, I pay my obesiances to you ,situauted in the self and away from maya, away from modes of nature, away from desires, the digambara who wears the sky /aakash as garment -I chant you O lord

निराकारमोंकारमूलं तुरीयं। गिरा ज्ञान गोतीतमीशं गिरीशं॥३॥

करालं महाकाल कालं कृपालं। गुणागार संसारपारं नतोहं॥४॥

The one who has no form, the origin of Omkara, beyond the three gunas; beyond speech, knowledge and senses; the lord of Kailash, the one who causes fear and reverence in the heart, the death of the Lord of death itself, bestower of grace, the abode of virtues, the Perfect one who is beyond  the world I pay my obeisances unto you

तुषाराद्रि संकाश गौरं गंभीरं। मनोभूत कोटि प्रभा श्री शरीरं॥५॥

स्फुरन्मौलि कल्लोलिनी चारु गंगा। लसद्भालबालेंदु कंठे भुजंगा॥६॥

The one who is fair skinned like the Himanchal and is serene and calm, the one who has beauty and grace of millions of kamdevas, the one upon whose head presides the sacred Ganges, the one upon whose head is the crescent moon and his neck  is adorned by a snake(time)

चलत्कुंडलं भ्रू सुनेत्रं विशालं। प्रसन्नाननं नीलकंठ दयालं॥७॥

मृगाधीशचर्माम्बरं मुण्डमालं। प्रियं शंकरं सर्वनाथं भजामि॥८॥

In his ears are  beautiful kundalas(ear rings), he has beautiful eyebrows and large eyes, ,is cheerful faced, blue necked , extremely kind and compassionate, he wears  lions skin and a garland made of skulls, he who is dearest to all and is the lord of all I chant that name Shankara

प्रचंडं प्रकृष्टं प्रगल्भं परेशं। अखंडं अजं भानुकोटिप्रकाशं॥९॥

त्रय:शूल निर्मूलनं शूलपाणिं। भजेहं भवानीपतिं भावगम्यं॥१०॥

Rudrarup, best, the one who has opulence, Perfect, eternal, unborn, the one who has effulgence of a million suns, the one who uproots the three kinds of griefs, the one who has trident in his hand, the one who is obtained by love, I chant the name of the husband of Bhavani -Shri Shankar ji

कलातीत कल्याण कल्पान्तकारी। सदा सज्जनानन्ददाता पुरारी॥११॥

चिदानंदसंदोह मोहपहारी। प्रसीद प्रसीद प्रभो मन्मथारी॥१२॥

Beyond Time/Timeless, welfare personified, the one who causes dissolution of the creation, the one who gives pleasure and happines to the good, the enemy of Tripur, the owner and giver of eternl bliss , the one who takes away  worldly attachment, the one who churns the heart (and brings out all the good in it), the enemy of kaamdev(cupid ), O lord please be happy with me

न यावत् उमानाथ पादारविन्दं। भजंतीह लोके परे वा नराणां॥१३॥

न तावत्सुखं शांति सन्तापनाशं। प्रसीद प्रभो सर्वभूताधिवासं॥१४॥

O husband of Paarvati unless and until human beings do not worship your lotus feet  they do not get peace and joy in either this world or in heaven.Till then their sufferings are not mitigated, O the one lord who resides in the heart of creatures be pleased with me

न जानामि योगं जपं नैव पूजां। नतोहं सदा सर्वदा शंभु तुभ्यं॥१५॥

जरा जन्म दु:खौघ तातप्यमानं। प्रभो पाहि आपन्नमाशीश शंभो॥१६॥

Neither do I know Yoga, nor I know penance and worship O Shambhu but I always pay my obeisances unto you O lord I am burning in the suffering of the cycle of death and old age O lord protect this aggrieved from grief O lord O Shambhu I pay my obeisances unto you

रुद्राष्टकमिदं प्रोक्तं विप्रेण हरतोषये। ये पठन्ति नरा भक्त्या तेषां शम्भुः प्रसीदति॥

The brahmin recited this Ashtak of stuti of lord Rudra for pleasing him.The one who reads and recites it with devotion ,with him lord Shiva becomes pleased.

Soon I will try to come up with a more detailed translation that not only gives the verbal but the implied meaning of the text.

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