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Song Name: Pralaya Payodhi Jale (Sri Dasavatara Stotra)

Author: Jayadeva Goswami

Book Name: Gita Govinda

Language: Sanskrit

 

LYRICS:

(1)

pralaya-payodhi-jale–in the turbulent waters of devastation; dhṛtavān– holding; asi–You are; vedam–the Vedas; vihita–done; vahitra-caritram– acting as a boat; akhedam–easily; keśava–O Keśava, of fine hair!; dhṛtamīna-śarīra–You who have accepted the form of a giant fish; jaya–all glories to You!; jagat-īśa–O Lord of the universe!; hare–O Lord Hari!

 

(2)

kṣitiḥ–the great Mandara Mountain; iha–here; vipulatare–gigantic; tiṣṭhati–rests; tava pṛṣṭhe–upon Your back; dharaṇi-dhāraṇa–holding up the world; kiṇa-cakra–a large circular scar; gariṣṭhe–the heaviest; keśava–O Lord Keśava, of fine hair!; dhṛta-kūrma-śarīra–who have accepted the form of a tortoise; jaya jagadīśa hare...

 

(3)

vasati–sits; daśana-śikhare–upon the tip of Your tusk; dharaṇī–the earth; tava–Your; lagnā–sits fixed; śaśini–of the moon; kalańka-kala–a faint spot; iva–just like; nimagnā–which had become immersed (in the Garbhodaka Ocean); keśava–O Lord Keśava, of fine hair!; dhṛta-śūkararūpa–who have accepted the form of a boar; jaya jagadīśa hare...

 

(4)

tava–Your; kara-kamala-vare–upon the beautiful lotus hands; nakham– the nails; adbhuta-śṛńgam–wonderfully sharp tips; dalita–ripped apart; hiraṇyakaśipu-tanu–the body of the demon Hiraṇyakaśipu; bhṛńgam–the wasp; keśava–O Lord Keśava, of fine hair!; dhṛta-narahari-rūpa–who have accepted the form of half-man, half-lion (nara–man, hari–lion); jaya jagadīśa hare...

 

(5)

chalayasi–You deceive; vikramaṇe–by Your massive steps; balim–King Bali; adbhuta-vāmana–O wonderful dwarf!; pada-nakha–from the nails of Your lotus feet; nīra-janita–by the (Ganges) water that has emanated; jana-pāvana–You deliver all living beings within this world; keśava–O Lord Keśava, of fine hair!; dhṛta-vāmana-rūpa–who have accepted the form of a dwarf-brāhmaṇa; jaya jagadīśa hare...

 

(6)

kṣatriya-rudhira-maye–in the rivers of blood from the bodies of the demoniac kṣatriyas that You have slain; jagat–the earth; apagatapāpam–the sins are taken away; snapayasi–You cause to bathe; payasi–in the water; śamita–people are relieved; bhava-tāpam–from the blazing fire of material existence; keśava–O Lord Keśava, of fine hair!; dhṛta- bhṛgupati-rūpa–who have accepted the form of Paraśurāma, protector of the sages (bhṛgu–of the sages, pati–the protector); jaya jagadīśa hare...

 

(7)

vitarasi–You distribute; dikṣu–in all directions; raṇe–in the battle (of Lańkā); dik-pati–to the presiding deities of the ten directions; kamanīyam–which was desired by all of them; daśa-mukha–the tenheaded demon Rāvaṇa; mauli-balim–as a great offering; ramaṇīyam– delightful; keśava–O Lord Keśava, of fine hair!; dhṛta-rāma-śarīra–who have accepted the form of Rāmacandra; jaya jagadīśa hare...

 

(8)

vahasi–You wear; vapuṣi viśade–on Your brilliant white body; vasanam– garments; jalada-ābham–the color of a fresh blue rain cloud; hala-hati– due to the striking of Your plowshare; bhīti–who feels great fear; milita– happened; yamunā-bham–the personified river Yamunā appeared; keśava–O Lord Keśava, of fine hair!; dhṛta-haladhara-rūpa–who have accepted the form of Lord Balarāma, the wielder of the plow (hala–plow, dhara–the holder); jaya jagadīśa hare...

 

(9)

nindasi–You decry; yajña-vidheḥ–performed by the rules of Vedic sacrifice; ahaha–oh!; śruti-jātam–according to the scriptures; sadayahṛdaya–of compassionate heart; darśita–shown; paśu-ghātam–the slaughtering of poor animals; keśava–O Lord Keśava, of fine hair!; dhṛtabuddha-śarīra–who have accepted the form of Lord Buddha; jaya jagadīśa hare...

 

(10)

mleccha-nivaha–the multitude of wicked barbarian men (at the end of the Kali-yuga); nidhane–for annihilating; kalayasi–You carry; karavālam–a sword; dhūmaketum iva–appearing like a comet; kim api– indescribably; karālam–terrifying; keśava–O Lord Keśava, of fine hair!; dhṛta-kalki-śarīra–who have accepted the form of Lord Kalki; jaya jagadīśa hare...

 

(11)

śrī-jayadeva-kaveḥ–of the poet Jayadeva; idam–this hymn; uditam– which has arisen; udāram–which is most exalted; śṛṇu–please hear; sukha-dam–a bestower of happiness; śubha-dam–a bestower of auspiciousness; bhava-sāram–and is the best thing in this dark world; keśava–O Lord Keśava, of fine hair!; dhṛta–who have accepted; daśavidha-rūpa–these ten different forms of incarnation; jaya jagadīśa hare...

 

(12)

vedān uddharate–rescuing the Vedas; jaganti vahate–bearing the Mandara Mountain on Your back; bhū-golam udbibhrate–lifting the earth; daityam dārayate–tearing apart the demon Hiraṇyakaśipu; balim chalayate–tricking the demon king Bali; kṣatra-kṣayam kurvate–slaying all of the wicked kṣatriyas; paulastyam jayate–conquering the son of Pulastya [the rākṣasa king Rāvaṇa]; halam kalayate–carrying a plow; kāruṇyam ātanvate–showing compassion; mlecchān mūrchayate–killing the degraded low-class men; daśa-ākṛti kṛte–O You who appears in the forms of these ten incarnations!; kṛṣṇāya–O Lord Kṛṣṇa!; tubhyam namaḥ–I offer my obeisances unto You

 

UPDATED: June 15, 2009