Venkateshwara Stothram

1st verse
Kamala-kucha-chuchuka-kunkumato
Niyatarunitatula-nilatano!
Kamalayata-lochana!lokapate
Vijayi bhava!venkata sailapate. 

Meaning
The verse means the Lord of seven sacred hills, has unique blue coloured body. And He is the one who has eyes similar to lotus petals.

 

2nd Verse
Sachaturmukha-sanmukha-panchamukha-
Pramukhakhila-daivata-maulimane!
Sarangatavatsala!saranidhe!
Paripalaya mam vrsa-sailapate. 

Meaning
The crest jewel of all Gods like Brahma, Kumarasvami and Maheshwara! The Compassionate One to those seeking protection! Protect me, O Lord of Venkadri!

 

3rd Verse
Ativelataya tava durvisahair-
Anuvela-krtair aparadha-sataih, 
Bharitam tvaritam vrsa-sailapate!
Paraya krpaya paripahi hare.

Meaning
Oh Lord of Venkadri! I am full of sins; protect those who have committed various unforgivable sins.

 

4th Verse
Kalavenu-ravavasa-gopavadhu- 
Satakoti-vrtat smarakoti-samat,
Prati-vallavikabhimatat sukhadat 
Vasudeva-sutan na param kalaye. 

Meaning
I don’t know anything else other than you Lord Krishna, he is the one who is always surrounded by gopis (cowherdesses), the cowherdesses are enchanted by hearing the voice of Lord Krishna’s flute. Lord Balaji is who gives joy to everyone on equal basis and he is dear to each and every gopi on earth.

 

5th Verse
Abhirama-gunakara!dasarathe! 
Jagadeka-dhanurdhara! dhiramate! 
Raghunayaka! rama! ramesa! vibho! 
Varado bhava! deva! daya-jaladhe! 

Meaning
Lord Balaji is a source of enchanting virtues! Rama! The Matchless Archer of the Universe! The one with smart steady brains! The best of the race Raghu! Ramesa! O Lord Balaji, you are the mercy of oceans, the all-pervading! The
Ocean of Compassion! O Lord! Grant us our boons!

 

6th Verse
Avani-tanaya-kamaniya-karam 
Rajanikara-charu-mukhambu-ruham,
Rajanichara-raja-tamo-mihiram 
Mahaniyam aham raghuramam aye. 

Meaning
I feel safe being with you, You are the one who does what Sita likes, who has a beautiful face like the Moon, who is like the Sun to put an end to darkness (Ravana the King of Demons), and who is at the pinnacle.

 

7th Verse
Sumukham suhrdam sulabham sukhadam svanujam cha sukayamamoghasaram, 
Apahaya raghudvaham anyam aham
Na kathanchana kanachana jatu bhaje.

Meaning
I worship you Lord Rama, you are the one who has elevated the race of Raghukul. He is very handsome with a very good heart, He is easily approachable. His blows of arrows are irrevocable.

 

8th Verse
Vina venkatesam na nanatho na nathahsada venkatesam smarami smarami, 
Hare! Venkatesa! prasida prasida 
Priyam Venkatesa! prayaccha prayaccha. 

Meaning
O Venkatesha, you are life savior, the dilemma solver and there is no one as good as you. There is no saviour other than Venkatesa. I will always pray to Venkatesa to grace us with your immense blessings.

 

9th Verse
Aham duratas te padambhoja-yugma-prana-mecchayagatya sevam karomi, 
Sakrt sevaya nitya-sevaphalam tvamprayaccha prayaccha prabho venkatesa. 

Meaning
O Lord! Having come from afar, with a desire to salute Thy lotus-like feet, I serve Thee Venkatesa! Please land me an opportunity to worship you at the fullest.

 

10th Verse
Ajnanina maya dosan 
Asesan vihitan hare! 
Ksamasva tvam ksmasva tvam sesasailasikhamane. 

Meaning
O Hari! The hero of Sesasaila! Pardon me for all my sins committed by me in ignorance.

 

 


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