Shiva Tandava Stotram Meaning | शिव तांडव स्तोत्रं अर्थ

धराधरेन्द्रनंदिनीविलासबन्धुबन्धुर
स्फुरद्दिगन्तसन्ततिप्रमोदमानमानसे |
कृपाकटाक्षधोरणीनिरुद्धदुर्धरापदि
क्वचिद्दिगम्बरे(क्वचिच्चिदम्बरे) मनो विनोदमेतु वस्तुनि

English Translation

dharādharendra-nandinī-vilāsa-bandhu-bandhura-
sphurad diganta-santati-pramoda-māna-mānase ।
kṛpā-kaṭākṣa-dhoraṇī-niruddha-durdharāpadi
kvacid digambare (kvacic cidambare) mano vinodametu vastuni

Meaning | अर्थ

May my mind seek happiness in the Lord Śiva, in whose mind all the living beings of the glorious universe exist, who is the sportive companion of Parvati (daughter of the mountain king), who controls invincible hardships with the flow of his compassionate look, who is all-pervasive (the directions are his clothes).


जटाभुजङ्गपिङ्गलस्फुरत्फणामणिप्रभा
कदम्बकुङ्कुमद्रवप्रलिप्तदिग्वधूमुखे |
मदान्धसिन्धुरस्फुरत्त्वगुत्तरीयमेदुरे
मनो विनोदमद्भुतं बिभर्तु भूतभर्तरि

English Translation

jaṭā bhujaṅga piṅgalasphurat phaṇāmaṇiprabhā
kadamba kuṅkuma drava pralip tadig vadhū mukhe ।
madāndha sindhuras phurat tvagut tarīyame dure
mano vinodamadbhutaṃ bibhartu bhūta bhartari

Meaning | अर्थ

May I seek wonderful pleasure in Lord Śiva, who is supporter of all life, who with his creeping snake with reddish brown hood and with the luster of his gem on it spreading out variegated colors on the beautiful faces of the maidens of directions, who is covered with a glittering upper garment made of the skin of a huge intoxicated elephant.


सहस्रलोचनप्रभृत्यशेषलेखशेखर
प्रसूनधूलिधोरणी विधूसराङ्घ्रिपीठभूः |
भुजङ्गराजमालया निबद्धजाटजूटक
श्रियै चिराय जायतां चकोरबन्धुशेखरः

English Translation

sahasralocana prabhṛtya śeṣalekha śekhara
prasūna dhūli dhoraṇī vidhūsarāṅghri pīṭhabhūḥ ।
bhujaṅga rājamālayā nibaddha jāṭajūṭaka
śriyai cirāya jāyatāṃ cakora bandhuśekharaḥ

Meaning | अर्थ

May Lord Śiva give us prosperity, who has the moon (relative of the Cakora bird) as his head-jewel, whose hair is tied by the red snake-garland, whose foot-stool is grayed by the flow of dust from the flowers from the rows of heads of all the Gods, Indra/Vishnu and others.


ललाटचत्वरज्वलद्धनञ्जयस्फुलिङ्गभा
निपीतपञ्चसायकं नमन्निलिम्पनायकम् |
सुधामयूखलेखया विराजमानशेखरं
महाकपालिसम्पदेशिरोजटालमस्तु नः

English Translation

lalāṭa ca tvara jvalad dhanañjaya sphuliṅgabhā
nipītapañca sāyakaṃ naman nilim panāyakam ।
sudhā mayū khale khayā virāja mānaśekharaṃ
mahākapā lisam padeśi rojaṭā lamastu naḥ

Meaning | अर्थ

May we get the wealth of Siddhis from Śiva’s locks of hair, which devoured the God of Love with the sparks of the fire flaming in His forehead, who is bowed by all the celestial leaders, who is beautiful with a crescent moon


करालभालपट्टिकाधगद्धगद्धगज्ज्वल
द्धनञ्जयाहुतीकृतप्रचण्डपञ्चसायके |
धराधरेन्द्रनन्दिनीकुचाग्रचित्रपत्रक
प्रकल्पनैकशिल्पिनि त्रिलोचने रतिर्मम

English Translation

karā labhāla paṭ ṭikā dhagad dhagad dhagaj jvalad
dhanañjyā hutī kṛta pracaṇḍa pañca sāyake ।
dharā dharendra nandinī kucā graci tra patraka
prakalpanaika śilpini trilocane ratirmamaa

Meaning | अर्थ

My interest is in Lord Śiva, who has three eyes, who has offered the powerful God of Love into the fire, flaming Dhagad Dhagad on the flat surface of his forehead, and who is the one expert artist of creation accompanied by Parvati, the daughter of the mountain king.


नवीनमेघमण्डली निरुद्धदुर्धरस्फुरत्
कुहूनिशीथिनीतमः प्रबन्धबद्धकन्धरः |
निलिम्पनिर्झरीधरस्तनोतु कृत्तिसिन्धुरः
कलानिधानबन्धुरः श्रियं जगद्धुरंधरः

English Translation

navīna megha maṇḍalī niruddha dur dharasphurat
kuhū niśīthinī tamaḥ prabandha baddha kandharaḥ ।
nilim panir jharī dharas tanotu kṛt tisindhuraḥ
kalā nidhāna bandhuraḥ śriyaṃ jagad dhuraṃ dharaḥ

Meaning | अर्थ

May Lord Śiva give us prosperity, who bears the burden of this universe, who is lovely with the moon, who is red wearing the skin, who has the celestial river Ganga, whose neck is dark as midnight of new moon night covered by many layers of clouds.


प्रफुल्लनीलपङ्कजप्रपञ्चकालिमप्रभा
वलम्बिकण्ठकन्दलीरुचिप्रबद्धकन्धरम् |
स्मरच्छिदं पुरच्छिदं भवच्छिदं मखच्छिदं
गजच्छिदांधकच्छिदं तमन्तकच्छिदं भजे

English Translation

praphul lanī lapaṅkaja prapañcakā lima prabhā-
-valam bikaṇṭha kandalī ruci prabaddha kandharam ।
smarac chidaṃ puracchidaṃ bhavacchidaṃ makhacchidaṃ
gajacchidāṃ dhakachidaṃ tamaṃ takac chidaṃ bhaje

Meaning | अर्थ

I pray to Lord Śiva, whose neck is tied with the luster of the temples hanging on the neck with the glory of the fully bloomed blue lotuses which looked like the blackness (sins) of the universe, who is the killer of Manmatha, who destroyed Tripuras, who destroyed the bonds of worldly life, who destroyed the sacrifice, who destroyed the demon Andhaka, the destroyer of the elephants, and who controlled the God of death, Yama.


अखर्व(अगर्व) सर्वमङ्गलाकलाकदम्बमञ्जरी
रसप्रवाहमाधुरी विजृम्भणामधुव्रतम् |
स्मरान्तकं पुरान्तकं भवान्तकं मखान्तकं
गजान्तकान्धकान्तकं तमन्तकान्तकं भजे

English Translation

akharva sarvamaṅgalā kalā kadaṃba mañjarī
rasa pravā hamā dhurī vijṛṇbhaṇā madhu vratam ।
smarāntakaṃ purāntakaṃ bhavāntakaṃ makhāntakaṃ
gajān takān dhakān takaṃ taman takān takaṃ bhaje

Meaning | अर्थ

I pray to Lord Śiva, who has bees flying all over because of the sweet honey from the beautiful bunch of auspicious Kadamba flowers, who is the killer of Manmatha, who destroyed Tripuras, who destroyed the bonds of worldly life, who destroyed the sacrifice, who destroyed the demon Andhaka, the killer of the elephants, and who controlled the God of death, Yama.


जयत्वदभ्रविभ्रमभ्रमद्भुजङ्गमश्वस
द्विनिर्गमत्क्रमस्फुरत्करालभालहव्यवाट् |
धिमिद्धिमिद्धिमिध्वनन्मृदङ्गतुङ्गमङ्गल
ध्वनिक्रमप्रवर्तित प्रचण्डताण्डवः शिवः

English Translation

jaya tvada bhravi bhrama bhramad bhujaṅga maśvasa
dvinir gamat kramasphurat karā labhāla ha vyavāṭ ।
dhimid dhimid dhimi dhvanan mṛdaṅga tuṅga maṅgala
dhvani krama pravartita pracaṇḍa tāṇḍavaḥ śivaḥ

Meaning | अर्थ

Lord Śiva, whose dance of Tāṇḍava is in tune with the series of loud sounds of drum making Dhimid Dhimid sounds, who has the fire on the great forehead, the fire that is spreading out because of the breath of the snake wandering in whirling motion in the glorious sky.


दृषद्विचित्रतल्पयोर्भुजङ्गमौक्तिकस्रजोर्
गरिष्ठरत्नलोष्ठयोः सुहृद्विपक्षपक्षयोः |
तृणारविन्दचक्षुषोः प्रजामहीमहेन्द्रयोः
समं प्रव्रितिक: कदा सदाशिवं भजम्यहम

English Translation

dṛṣa dvici tratal payor bhujaṅga mauktikasrajor-
gariṣṭha ratna loṣṭhayoḥ suhṛ dvi pakṣa pakṣayoḥ ।
tṛṣṇā ravinda cakṣuṣoḥ prajā mahī mahendrayoḥ
samapravṛ tikaḥ kadā sadāśivaṃ bhaje

Meaning | अर्थ

When will I worship Lord SadāŚiva (eternally auspicious) God, with equal vision towards the people and an emperor, and a blade of grass and lotus-like eye, towards both friends and enemies, towards the valuable gem and some lump of dirt, towards a snake and a garland and towards varied ways of the world.


कदा निलिम्पनिर्झरीनिकुञ्जकोटरे वसन्
विमुक्तदुर्मतिः सदा शिरः स्थमञ्जलिं वहन् |
विलोललोललोचनो ललामभाललग्नकः
शिवेति मंत्रमुच्चरन् कदा सुखी भवाम्यहम्

English Translation

kadā nilim panir jharī nikuñja koṭare vasan
vimukta durmatiḥ sadā śiraḥstha mañjaliṃ vahan ।
vilola lola locano lalā mabhāla lagna kaḥ
śiveti mantra muccaran kadā sukhī bhavā myaham

Meaning | अर्थ

When will I be happy, living in the hollow place near the celestial river, Ganga, carrying the folded hands on my head all the time, with my bad thinking washed away, and uttering the mantra of Lord Śiva and devoted in the God with glorious forehead with vibrating eyes.


निलिम्प नाथनागरी कदम्ब मौलमल्लिका-
निगुम्फनिर्भक्षरन्म धूष्णिकामनोहरः ।
तनोतु नो मनोमुदं विनोदिनींमहनिशं
परिश्रय परं पदं तदङ्गजत्विषां चयः

English Translation

nilimpa nāthanāgarī kadamba maulamallikā-
nigumphanirbhakṣaranma dhūṣṇikāmanoharaḥ ।
tanotu no manomudaṃ vinodinīṃmahaniśaṃ
pariśraya paraṃ padaṃ tadaṅgajatviṣāṃ cayaḥ

Meaning | अर्थ

Divine beauty of different parts of Lord Śiva which are enlightened by fragrance of the flowers decorating the twisted hair locks of angles may always bless us with happiness and pleasure.


प्रचण्ड वाडवानल प्रभाशुभप्रचारणी
महाष्टसिद्धिकामिनी जनावहूत जल्पना ।
विमुक्त वाम लोचनो विवाहकालिकध्वनिः
शिवेति मन्त्रभूषगो जगज्जयाय जायताम्

English Translation

pracaṇḍa vāḍavānala prabhāśubhapracāraṇī
mahāṣṭasiddhikāminī janāvahūta jalpanā ।
vimukta vāma locano vivāhakālikadhvaniḥ
śiveti mantrabhūṣago jagajjayāya jāyatām

Meaning | अर्थ

The Shakti (energy) which is capable of burning all the sins and spreading welfare of all and the pleasant sound produced by angles during enchanting the pious Shiv mantra at the time of Shiv-Parvati Vivah may win over & destroy all the sufferings of the world.


इमं हि नित्यमेवमुक्तमुत्तमोत्तमं स्तवं
पठन्स्मरन्ब्रुवन्नरो विशुद्धिमेतिसंततम् |
हरे गुरौ सुभक्तिमाशु याति नान्यथा गतिं
विमोहनं हि देहिनां सुशङ्करस्य चिंतनम्

English Translation

imaṃ hi nityamevamuktamuttamottamaṃ stavaṃ
paṭhansmaranbruvannaro viśuddhimetisaṃtatam |
hare gurau subhaktimāśu yāti nānyathā gatiṃ
vimohanaṃ hi dehināṃ suśaṅkarasya ciṃtanam

Meaning | अर्थ

Whoever reads, remembers and says this best stotra as it is said here, gets purified for ever, and obtains devotion in the great Guru Śiva. For this devotion, there is no other way. Just the mere thought of Lord Śiva indeed removes the delusion.


पूजावसानसमये दशवक्त्रगीतं
यः शम्भुपूजनपरं पठति प्रदोषे |
तस्य स्थिरां रथगजेन्द्रतुरङ्गयुक्तां
लक्ष्मीं सदैव सुमुखिं प्रददाति शम्भुः

English Translation

pūjāvasāna samaye daśavaktragītaṃ
yaḥ śaṁbhupūjanaparaṃ paṭhati pradoṣe ।
tasya sthirāṃ rathagajendra turaṅgayuktāṃ
lakṣmīṃ sadaiva sumukhiṃ pradadāti śaṁbhuḥ

Meaning | अर्थ

In the evening, after sunset, at the end of Puja, whoever utters this stotra for 10 times sung by the one with the ten heads (Rāvaṇa), which is dedicated to the worship of Śiva, Lord Śiva will indeed bless him with great Lakṣmī (prosperity) with all the richness of chariots, elephants and horses.


इति श्रीरावण-कृतम्
शिव-ताण्डव-स्तोत्रम्
सम्पूर्णम्

English Translation

iti śrī rāvaṇa-kṛtam,
śivatāṇḍava stotraṃ,
sampūrnam,

Meaning | अर्थ

Thus ends the Śiva-Tāṇḍava Stotra written by Śrī ′Rāvaṇa′.

 

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