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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Subrabhatam and Its meaning in English


kausalyasuprajarama!

purva sandhya pravartate,

uttistha! narasardula!

kartavyam daivam ahnikam.

O! Rama! Kausalya's auspicious child! Twilight is approaching in the East. O! best of men (Purushottama)! Wake up, the divine daily rituals have to be performed.

uttisthottistha! govinda!

uttistha garudadhvaja!

uttistha kamalakanta!

trailokyam mangalam kuru.

O! Govinda, wake up! O! Garudadhvaja (one who has Garuda on his flag)! wake up. O! Kamalakanta (the husband of Kamala)! by rising, render the three worlds auspicious.

matas samsastajagatam madhukaitabhareh

vaksoviharini! manohara-divyamurte!

srisvanmini! sritajanapriya-danasile!

sri-venkatesa-dayite! Tava suprabhatam

May it be an auspicious dawn to Thee, O! Lakshmi, the Mother of the Worlds, who dwells on the chest of Vishnu, the enemy of the demons, Madhu and Kaitabha), of attractive and divine form, with the nature of granting what is desired by those seeking refuge!

tava suprabhatam aravindalochane!

bhavatu prasannamukha-chandramandale!

vidhisankarendra-vanitabhir archite! vrsasailanatha-dayite!dayanidhe

May it be an auspicious dawn to Thee, O! Lakshmi, the beloved of the Lord of Vrsacala, with eyes like lotus petals, with a bright face like the Moon, who is worshipped by Vani, Girija and Pulomaja (the wives of Brahma, Sankara and Indra) and who is very compassionate.

atryadi-saptarsayas samupasya sandhyam

aksasindhu-kamalani manoharani,

adaya padayugam archayitum prapanna

sesadri-sekhara-vibho! tava suprabhatam

Having worshipped the morning twilight and said their morning prayers, called sandhyavandana, the seven sages like Atri, bringing the beautiful lotuses from the divine Ganges, have arrived to worship Thy feet. Lord of Seshachala! May it be an auspicious dawn to Thee

panchananabjabhava sanmukha vasavadyah

traivikramadi charitam vibudhah stuvanti,

bhasapatith pathati vasarasuddhim arat

sesadri-sekhara-vibho! tava suprabhatam

The Gods, like the five-headed Brahma, Subrahmanya, Shiva, and Indra are praising the deeds of your incarnation as the Trivikramavatara. Nearby is Brhaspati who is reading out the planetary position (called Panchangam) of the day. Lord of Seshachala! May it be an auspicious dawn to Thee

isatpraphulla-sarasiruha-narikela-

pugadrumadi-sumanohara-palikanam

avati mandam anilah saha divyagandhaih

sesadri-sekhara-vibho! tava suprabhatam

The breeze, carrying the wonderful fragrance of the partly-opened lotuses, and the beautiful trees like the Areca and Coconut, is blowing gently. Lord of Seshachala! May it be an auspicious dawn to Thee

unmilya netrayugam uttama-panjarastah

patravasista-kadaliphalapayasani,

bhuktva salilam atha kelisukhah pathanti

sesadri-sekara-vibho! tava suprabhatam

The parrots in their cages are opening their eyes, and graciously singing, after eating the remains of the plantain fruits and the payasam in the vessels. Lord Seshachala! May it be an auspicious dawn to Thee

tantriprakarsa-madhurasvanaya vipanchya

gayaty anantacharitam tava narado'pi

bhasasamagram asakrt-karachararamyam

sesadri-sekhara-vibho! tava suprabhatam

The sage, Narada, is playing sweet music with his veena, and, in fine language, is singing praises of Thy endless deeds, gracefully waving his other hand. Lord of Seshachala! May it be an auspicious dawn to Thee

bhrngavali cha makaranda-rasanuviddha-

jhankaragita-ninadaih saha sevanaya,

niryaty upanta-sarasi-kamalodarebhyah

sesadri-sekhara-vibho! tava suprabhatam

The humming swarm of bees are sucking honey and emerging from the interiors of the lotuses of the adjoining pools, in order to serve Thee. Lord of Seshachala! May it be an auspicious dawn to Thee

yosa-ganena vara-dadhni vimathyamane

ghosalayesu dadhimanthana-tivraghosah,

rosat kalim vidadhate kakubhas cha kumbhah

sesadri-sekhara-vibho! tava suprabhatam

While the womenfolk of the hamlet of cowherds churn the curds, the loud sounds and echoes emanating from the pots seems like as if the pots and the eight directions are quarrelling. Lord of Seshachala! May it be an auspicious dawn to Thee

padmesa-mitra-satapatra-gatalivargah

hartum sriyam kuvalayasya nijanga-laksmya,

bherininadam iva bibhrati tivra-nadam

sesadri-sekhara-vibho! tava suprabhatam

The swarm of bees in the lotuses are friends of the sun, and are making lound sounds with a view to surpassing the splendour of the lustrous blue lotuses. Lord of Seshachala! May it be an auspicious dawn to Thee

srimann abhista-varadakhila-lokabandho!

srisrinivasa!jagadeka-dayaikasindho!

sridevata-grha-bhujantara-divyamurte!

sri-venkatachalapate! tava suprabhatam

One with Lakshmi! One who grants boons! Friend of all the worlds! Abode of Sri Lakshmi! The matchless ocean of compassion! One having a charming form on account of the chest which is the abode of Sri Lakshmi! Lord of Venkatachala! May it be an auspicious dawn to Thee

srisvami-puskarinika-plava-nirmalangah

sreyorthino hara-virinchi-sanandanadyah,

dvare vasanti varavetra- hatottamangah

sri-venkatachalapate! tava suprabhatam

Brahma, Shiva, Sanandana and several others have bathed in purified water. They are at your doorstep eager to see you, for their own well-being, though they have been hit with canes by your gods. Lord of Venkatachala! May it be an auspicious dawn to Thee

sri-sesasaila-garudachala-venkatadri-

narayanadri-vrsabhadri-vrsadri-mukhyam,

akhyam tvaduta-vasater anisam vadanit

sri-venkatachalapate! tava suprabhatam

Lord of Venkatachala! Thy abode is always called by several names, such as Sri Sesasaila, Garudachala, Venkatadri, Narayanadri, Vrsabhadri, Vrsadri. May it be an auspicious dawn to Thee


sevaparah siva-suresa-krsanu-dharma-

raksombunatha-pavamana-dhanadhinathah,

baddhanjali-pravilasan nijasirsa-desah

sri-venkatachalapate! tava suprabhatam

Siva, Indra, Agni, Yama, Nairuti, Varuna, Vayu and Kubera, with folded hands placed on their heads, are desirous of offering service to thee. Lord of Venkatachala! May it be an auspicious dawn to Thee

dhatisu te vihangaraja-mrgadhiraja-

nagadhiraja-gajaraja-hayadhirajah,

svasvadhikara-mahimadikam arthayante

sri-venkatachalapate! tava suprabhatam

The modes of Thy conveyance - Garuda, the Lord of Birds, the Lion, Lord of Animals, Adisesa, the Lord of Serpents, Airavata, the Lord of Elephants and Uccaissravas, the Lord of Horses - are begging Thee to grant them their respective authority and power to server Thee better, on your pleasure trips. Lord of Venkatachala! May it be an auspicious dawn to Thee

suryendu-bhauma-budha-vakpati-kavya-sauri

svarbhanu-kettu-divisat parisat pradhanah,

tvaddasa-dasa-charamavadhi-dasadasah

sri-venkatachalapate! tava suprabhatam

The main deities of the Assembly of Gods - the nine planets - the Sun, the Moon, Mars (Angaraka), Mercury (Budha), Jupiter (Brhaspati), Venus (Sukra), Saturn (Sani), Rahu and Ketu are happy to serve even your servants and remain most obedient to Thee. Lord of Venkatachala! May it be an auspicious dawn to Thee

tvat-padadhuli-bharita-sphuritottamangah

svargapavarga-nirapeksa-nijanarangah,

kalpagamakalanayakulatam labhante

sri-venkatachalapate! tava suprabhatam

Lord of Venkatachala! Thy devotees, whose heads are sanctified by the dust of Thy feet, being in Thy presence, do not desire Heaven or Liberation, but are worried that another kalpa will start, when there will be no such glory to Venkatachala! Lord of Venkatachala! May it be an auspicious dawn to Thee

tvad-gopuragra-sikharani niriksamanah

svargapavarga-padavim paramamsrayantah,

martya manusya-bhuvane matim-asrayante

sri-venkatachalapate! tava suprabhatam

On seeing the crests of Thy temple tower, the mortals, who are attempting to attain the exalted paths of Heaven and Liberation, feel like living on in the mortal world, as it gives them the opportunity of worshipping Thee. Lord of Venkatachala! May it be an auspicious dawn to Thee

sri-bhumi-nayaka! dayadi-gunamrtabdhe!

devadhideva!jagadeka-saranyamurte,

srimann-ananta-garudadibhir architanghre!

sri-venkatachalapate! tava suprabhatam

Lord of Sridevi and Bhudevi! The ocean of nectar of compassion and other virtues! The chief of the Gods! The sole refuge of the Universe! The possessor of Sri (wealth)! One whose feet are worshipped by Ananta and Garuda! Lord of Venkatachala! May it be an auspicious dawn to Thee

sripadmanabha! purusottama! vasudeva!

vaikuntha! madhava! janardana! chakrapane!

srivasta-chihna! sarangata-parijata!

sri-venkatachalapate! tava suprabhatam

Padmanabha! Purushottama! Vasudeva! Vaikunta! Madhava! Janardana! Chakrapani! Bearer of the mole Srivatsa! Celestial tree (parijata) under whom refuge is sought! Lord of Venkatachala! May it be an auspicious dawn to Thee

kandarpa-darpa-hara-sundara-divyamurte!

kanta-kucamburuha-kutmala-loladrste!

kalyana-nirmala-gunakara! divyakirte!

sri-venkatachalapate! tava suprabhatam

Bearer of the charming and divine form surpassing the pride of Cupid (Manmatha)! One whose sight is fondly centred on the lotus bud like breasts of His beloved! The abode of auspicious and pure virtues! The possessor of Divine fame! Lord of Venkatachala! May it be an auspicious dawn to Thee

minakrte!kamatha!kola!nrsimha!varnin!

svamin!parasvatha-tapodhana!ramachandra!

sesamsarama! yadunandana! kalkirupa!

sri-venkatachalapate! tava suprabhatam

Lord in ten incarnations of Matsya (Fish), Kamatha (Tortoise), Kola (Boar), Narasimha (Man-lion) Trivikrama (Dwarf), Parasurama, Rama, Balarama, Krishna and Kalki! Lord of Venkatachala! May it be an auspicious dawn to Thee

ela-lavanga-ghanasara-sugandhi-tirtham

divyam viyat-sariti hema-ghatesu purnam

dhrtvadya vaidika-sikhamanayah prahrstah

tisthanti venkatapate tava suprabhatam

The Brahmins, well-versed in the Vedas, are now joyfully waiting to worship you. They are carrying golden pots on their heads that are filled with the water of the Divine Ganges (Akasa Ganga), which has been rendered fragrant by mixing cardamom, cloves and camphor in it. Lord of Venkatachala! May it be an auspicious dawn to Thee

bhasvan udeti vikachani saroruhani

sampurayanti ninadaih kakubho vihangah,

srivaisnavas satatam arthita-mangalas te

dhamasrayanti tava venkata! suprabhatam

The Sun is rising; the lotuses have blossomed; the birds are twittering; the Sri Vaishnavas, always imploring auspiciousness, are waiting at Thy abode. Lord of Venkatachala! May it be an auspicious dawn to Thee

brahmadayas suravaras samaharsayas te

santas sanadana-mukhastv atha yogivaryah

dhamantike tava hi mangala-vastu-hastah

sri-venkatachalapate! tava suprabhatam

Brahma,the great sages and the good Yogins as Sanandana are waiting at Thy abode, with auspicious offerings in their hands. Lord of Venkatachala! May it be an auspicious dawn to Thee

laksminivasa! niravadya-gunaika-sindho!

samsara-sagara-samuttaranaika-seto!

vedantu-vedya-nijavaibhava! bhaktabhogya!

sri-venkatachalapate! tava suprabhatam

Abode of Lakshmi! Ocean of faultless and auspicious virtues! Bridge to cross the ocean of transmigration (samsara)! One whose glory is known through the Upanishads! One who is enjoyed by devotees! Lord of Venkatachala! May it be an auspicious dawn to Thee

ltham vrishachala paterlha suprabhatham

Ye manava: prathidinam patithum pravrutha:

Thesham prabhatha samaye smruthirangabhhajam

Praghayam paraartha subhalaam paramaam prasoothe

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