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Shiva Tandava Stotram: Jatatabi Galajjala - in sanskrit with meaning - stotra on Sri Shiva

- composed by Sri Ravana

शिवताण्डवस्तोत्रम् - जटाटवीगलज्जल
Shiva Tandava Stotram: Jatatabi Galajjala
Sri Shiva
Sri Shiva

जटाटवीगलज्जलप्रवाहपावितस्थले
गलेऽवलम्ब्य लम्बितां भुजङ्गतुङ्गमालिकाम्
डमड्डमड्डमड्डमन्निनादवड्डमर्वयं
चकार चण्डताण्डवं तनोतु नः शिवः शिवम् ॥१॥
Jatta[a]-Attavii-Galaj-Jala-Pravaaha-Paavita-Sthale
Gale-[A]valambya Lambitaam Bhujangga-Tungga-Maalikaam |
Ddamadd-Ddamadd-Ddamadd-Ddaman-Ninaadavadd-Ddamar-Vayam
Cakaara Canndda-Taannddavam Tanotu Nah Shivah Shivam ||1||

Meaning:
(My Prostrations to Lord Shiva, the description of whose great Tandava Dance sends a thrill of Blessedness through the Devotees)
1.1: (There dances Shiva His Great Tandava) From His Huge Matted Hair like a Forest, is Pouring out and Flowing down the Sacred Water of the River Ganges, and making the Ground Holy; on that Holy Ground Shiva is dancing His Great Tandava Dance;
1.2: Supporting His Neck and Hanging down are the Lofty Serpents which are Adorning His Neck like Lofty Garlands,
1.3: His Damaru is continuously Weaving out the Sound - Damad, Damad, Damad, Damad - and filling the Air all around,
1.4: Shiva Performed such a Passionate Tandava; O my Lord Shiva, Please Extend the Auspicious Tandava Dance within our beings also.

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Shiva
जटाकटाहसम्भ्रमभ्रमन्निलिम्पनिर्झरी_
विलोलवीचिवल्लरीविराजमानमूर्धनि
धगद्धगद्धगज्जलल्ललाटपट्टपावके
किशोरचन्द्रशेखरे रतिः प्रतिक्षणं मम ॥२॥
Jattaa-Kattaaha-Sambhrama-Bhraman-Nilimpa-Nirjharii_
Vilola-Viici-Vallarii-Viraajamaana-Muurdhani |
Dhagad-Dhagad-Dhagaj-Jvalal-Lalaatta-Patttta-Paavake
Kishora-Candra-Shekhare Ratih Pratikssannam Mama ||2||

Meaning:
(My Prostrations to Lord Shiva, the description of whose great Tandava Dance sends a thrill of Blessedness through the Devotees)
2.1: (There dances Shiva His Great Tandava) His Huge Matted Hair like a Caldron is Revolving round and round; and Whirling with it is the Great River Goddess Ganga, ...
2.2: ... and the Strands of His Matted Hair which are like Huge Creepers are Waving like Huge Waves; His Forehead is Brilliantly Effulgent and ...
2.3: ... on the Surface of that Huge Forehead is Burning a Blazing Fire with the sound - Dhagad, Dhagad, Dhagad (referring to His Third Eye), ...
2.4: ... and a Young Crescent Moon is Shining on the Peak (i.e. on His Head); O my Lord Shiva, Your Great Tandava Dance is passing a surge of Delight Every Moment through my being.

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Shiva
धराधरेन्द्रनन्दिनीविलासबन्धुबन्धुर
स्फुरद्दिगन्तसन्ततिप्रमोदमानमानसे
कृपाकटाक्षधोरणीनिरुद्धदुर्धरापदि
क्वचिद्दिगम्बरे मनो विनोदमेतु वस्तुनि ॥३॥
Dharaa-Dharendra-Nandinii-Vilaasa-Bandhu-Bandhura
Sphurad-Diganta-Santati-Pramodamaana-Maanase |
Krpaa-Kattaakssa-Dhorannii-Niruddha-Durdhara-[A]apadi
Kvacid-Digambare Mano Vinodametu Vastuni ||3||

Meaning:
(My Prostrations to Lord Shiva, the description of whose great Tandava Dance sends a thrill of Blessedness through the Devotees)
3.1: (There dances Shiva His Great Tandava) And Now He is accompanied by the Beautiful Divine Mother Who is the Supporter of the Earth and the Daughter of the Mountain King; She is ever His Companion in His various Divine Sports,
3.2: The Entire Horizon is Shaking with the force of that Tandava, and the subtle waves of the Tandava is entering the sphere of the Mind and raising waves of Excessive Joy,
3.3: That Shiva, the Flow of whose Graceful Side Glance can Restrain even the Unrestrainable Calamities, and ...
3.4: ... Who is Digambara (clothed with sky signifying He is ever-free and without any desire), Sometimes in His Mind Materializes the wish to Play the Divine Sports (and hence this Great Tandava).

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Shiva
लताभुजङ्गपिङ्गलस्फुरत्फणामणिप्रभा
कदम्बकुङ्कुमद्रवप्रलिप्तदिग्वधूमुखे
मदान्धसिन्धुरस्फुरत्त्वगुत्तरीयमेदुरे
मनो विनोदमद्‍भुतं बिभर्तु भूतभर्तरि ॥४॥
Lataa-Bhujangga-Pinggala-Sphurat-Phannaa-Manni-Prabhaa
Kadamba-Kungkuma-Drava-Pralipta-Digvadhuu-Mukhe |
Mada-[A]andha-Sindhura-Sphurat-Tvag-Uttariiya-Medure
Mano Vinodam-Adbhutam Bibhartu Bhuuta-Bhartari ||4||

Meaning:
(My Prostrations to Lord Shiva, the description of whose great Tandava Dance sends a thrill of Blessedness through the Devotees)
4.1: (There dances Shiva His Great Tandava) The Creeper-like Serpents on His Neck are Throbbing with their Hoods Raised; With that Throb the Lustre of the Red Pearls on their Raised Hoods are ...
4.2: ... Collectively Smearing the Directions (i.e. the Sky) with the Liquid Saffron; the Sky is appearing like the Huge Face of a Bride (adorned with that Red Saffron),
4.3: His Upper Garment is Flying in the Breeze and Shaking like the Thick Skin of an Intoxicated Elephant,
4.4: My Mind is Experiencing an Extraordinary Thrill in this Divine Sport; it is being Carried away by the Sustainer of All Beings (referring to Shiva).

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Shiva
सहस्रलोचनप्रभृत्यशेषलेखशेखर_
प्रसूनधूलिधोरणी बिधूसराङ्घ्रिपीठभूः
भुजङ्गराजमालया निबद्धजाटजूटक
श्रियै चिराय जायतां चकोरबन्धुशेखरः ॥५॥
Sahasra-Locana-Prabhrty-Ashessa-Lekha-Shekhara_
Prasuuna-Dhuuli-Dhorannii Bidhuusara-Angghri-Piittha-Bhuuh |
Bhujangga-Raaja-Maalayaa Nibaddha-Jaatta-Juuttaka
Shriyai Ciraaya Jaayataam Cakora-Bandhu-Shekharah ||5||

Meaning:
(My Prostrations to Lord Shiva, the description of whose great Tandava Dance sends a thrill of Blessedness through the Devotees)
5.1: (There dances Shiva His Great Tandava) Sahasra Locana (literally means Thousand Eyes and refers to Indra Deva) and Others forming an Unending Line of Heads ...
5.2: ... are being Graced by the Incessant Dust Produced by the Dancing Feet, the Feet which has become Dust-Coloured by Dancing on the Great Earth,
5.3: His Matted Hair is Bound by the Garlands of the King of Serpents and ...
5.4: ... the Shining Moon on Top of His Head which is a Friend of the Cakara Birds (because Cakara birds drink moonlight) is radiating the Deep Beauty and Auspiciousness of Sri.

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Shiva
ललाटचत्वरज्वलद्धनञ्जयस्फुलिङ्गभा_
निपीतपञ्चसायकं नमन्निलिम्पनायकम्
सुधामयूखलेखया विराजमानशेखरं
महाकपालिसम्पदेशिरोजटालमस्तु नः ॥६॥
Lalaatta-Catvara-Jvalad-Dhanan.jaya-Sphulingga-Bhaa
Nipiita-Pan.ca-Saayakam Naman-Nilimpa-Naayakam |
Sudhaa-Mayuukha-Lekhayaa Viraajamaana-Shekharam
Mahaa-Kapaali-Sampade-Shiro-Jattaalam-Astu Nah ||6||

Meaning:
(My Prostrations to Lord Shiva, the description of whose great Tandava Dance sends a thrill of Blessedness through the Devotees)
6.1: (There dances Shiva His Great Tandava) On the Surface of His Forehead is Burning a Spark of Fire and Spreading its Lustre (referring to His Third Eye),...
6.2: ... the Fire which Absorbed the Five Arrows (of Kama Deva) and made the Chief God of Kama Bow down,
6.3: On the Top of His Head is Shining the Nectar-Rayed-Stroke of the Crescent Moon,
6.4: May we also receive a part of the Wealth of the Great Kapali (i.e. Shiva) which is contained in His Matted Hair.

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Shiva
करालभालपट्टिकाधगद्‍धगद्‍धगज्ज्वलद्_
धनञ्जयाहुतीकृतप्रचण्डपञ्चसायके
धराधरेन्द्रनन्दिनीकुचाग्रचित्रपत्रक
प्रकल्पनैकशिल्पिनि त्रिलोचने रतिर्मम ॥७॥
Karaala-Bhaala-Pattttikaa-Dhagad-Dhagad-Dhagaj-Jvalad_
Dhanan.jaya-[A]ahutii-Krta-Pracanndda-Pan.ca-Saayake |
Dharaa-Dhare[a-I]ndra-Nandinii-Kucaagra-Citra-Patraka
Prakalpanai-[E]ka-Shilpini Tri-Locane Ratir-Mama ||7||

Meaning:
(My Prostrations to Lord Shiva, the description of whose great Tandava Dance sends a thrill of Blessedness through the Devotees)
7.1: (There dances Shiva His Great Tandava) The Terrible Surface of His Forehead is Burning with the Sound - Dhagad, Dhagad, Dhagad, Dhagad - burning the ...
7.2: ... Terrible Fire which Performed the Sacrifice of the Mighty possessor of the Five Arrows (i.e. Kama Deva),
7.3: The Footsteps of His Great Tandava Dance is Drawing Various Pictures on the Bosom of the Earth (signifying Creation); the Earth which is a part of the Daughter of the Mountain (i.e. Devi Parvati),
7.4: He is the One Artist Who Creates (accompanied by Shakti); My Mind is Extremely Delighted by this Tandava of the Three-Eyed Shiva.

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Shiva
नवीनमेघमण्डली निरुद्‍धदुर्धरस्फुरत्_
कुहूनिशीथिनीतमः प्रबन्धबद्धकन्धरः
निलिम्पनिर्झरीधरस्तनोतु कृत्तिसिन्धुरः
कलानिधानबन्धुरः श्रियं जगद्धुरंधरः ॥८॥
Naviina-Megha-Mannddalii Niruddha-Durdhara-Sphurat_
Kuhuu-Nishiithinii-Tamah Prabandha-Baddha-Kandharah |
Nilimpa-Nirjharii-Dharas-Tanotu Krtti-Sindhurah
Kalaa-Nidhaana-Bandhurah Shriyam Jagad-Dhurandharah ||8||

Meaning:
(My Prostrations to Lord Shiva, the description of whose great Tandava Dance sends a thrill of Blessedness through the Devotees)
8.1: (There dances Shiva His Great Tandava) The Throb of the Great Tandava has Restrained the Unrestrainable Orb of the New Clouds and ...
8.2: ... has Bound the Darkness of the Night of the New Moon around His Neck,
8.3: O the Bearer of the River Goddess Ganga, O the Wearer of the Elephant Hide, Please Extend the ...
8.4: ...Sri (the Auspiciousness and Great Welfare) associated with this Great Tandava; O the Container of the Curved Digit of the Moon, O the Bearer of the Universe, Please Extend the Sri associated with this Great Tandava.

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Shiva
प्रफुल्लनीलपङ्कजप्रपञ्चकालिमप्रभा_
वलम्बिकण्ठकन्दलीरुचिप्रबद्धकन्धरम्
स्मरच्छिदं पुरच्छिदं भवच्छिदं मखच्छिदं
गजच्छिदान्धकच्छिदं तमन्तकच्छिदं भजे ॥९॥
Praphulla-Niila-Pangkaja-Prapan.ca-Kaalima-Prabhaa_
[A]Valambi-Kannttha-Kandalii-Ruci-Prabaddha-Kandharam |
Smarac-Chidam Purac-Chidam Bhavac-Chidam Makhac-Chidam
Gajac-Chida-Andhakac-Chidam Tam-Antakac-Chidam Bhaje ||9||

Meaning:
(My Prostrations to Lord Shiva, the description of whose great Tandava Dance sends a thrill of Blessedness through the Devotees)
9.1: (There dances Shiva His Great Tandava) The Black Lustre of the Universe (referring to the halahala poison drunk by Him during samudra manthana) is appearing like a Blooming Blue Lotus and ...
9.2: ... Resting within His Throat like a Girdle; which He Himself has Restrained by His own Will,
9.3: I Worship the Destroyer of Smara (i.e. Kama Deva), I Worship the Destroyer of Tripurasuras, I Worship the Destroyer of the Delusion of the Worldly Existence, I Worship the Destroyer of the Sacrifice (of Daksha), ...
9.4: ... I Worship the Destroyer of Gajasura, I Worship the Destroyer of Demon Andhaka and I also Worship the Restrainer of Yama; I Worship my Lord Shiva.

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Shiva
अखर्वसर्वमङ्गलाकलाकदम्बमञ्जरी_
रसप्रवाहमाधुरीविजृम्भणामधुव्रतम्
स्मरान्तकं पुरान्तकं भवान्तकं मखान्तकं
गजान्तकान्धकान्तकं तमन्तकान्तकं भजे ॥१०॥
Akharva-Sarva-Manggalaa-Kalaa-Kadamba-Man.jarii_
Rasa-Pravaaha-Maadhurii-Vijrmbhannaa-Madhu-Vratam |
Smara-Antakam Pura-Antakam Bhava-Antakam Makha-Antakam
Gaja-Antaka-Andhaka-Antakam Tam-Antaka-Antakam Bhaje ||10||

Meaning:
(My Prostrations to Lord Shiva, the description of whose great Tandava Dance sends a thrill of Blessedness through the Devotees)
10.1: (There dances Shiva His Great Tandava) He is the Non-Diminishing Source of Auspiciousness for the Welfare of All, and the Source of all Arts which He Manifests like a Cluster of Blossoms,
10.2: From His Tandava Dance is Surging forth the Nectar of Sweetness in the form of Arts expressing His Sweet Will,
10.3: I Worship Him Who brought an End to Smara (i.e. Kama Deva), I Worship Him Who brought an End to the Tripurasuras, I Worship Him Who brings an End to the Delusion of Worldly Existence, I Worship Him Who brought an End to the Sacrifice (of Daksha), ...
10.4: I Worship Him Who brought an End to Gajasura, I Worship Him Who brought an End to Demon Andhaka, and I also Worship Him Who Restrained Yama; I Worship my Lord Shiva.

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Shiva
जयत्वदभ्रविभ्रमभ्रमद्‍भुजङ्गमश्वसद्_
विनिर्गमत्क्रमस्फुरत्करालभालहव्यवाट्
धिमिद्धिमिद्धिमिध्वनन्मृदङ्गतुङ्गमङ्गल_
ध्वनिक्रमप्रवर्तितप्रचण्डताण्डवः शिवः ॥११॥
Jayat-Vada-Bhra-Vibhrama-Bhramad-Bhujanggama-Shvasad_
Vinirgamat-Krama-Sphurat-Karaala-Bhaala-Havya-Vaatt |
Dhimid-Dhimid-Dhimidhvanan-Mrdangga-Tungga-Manggala_
Dhvani-Krama-Pravartita-Pracanndda-Taannddavah Shivah ||11||

Meaning:
(My Prostrations to Lord Shiva, the description of whose great Tandava Dance sends a thrill of Blessedness through the Devotees)
11.1: (There dances Shiva His Great Tandava) His Eyebrows are Moving To and Fro Expressing His Complete Mastership over all the Worlds; and His Movements are Rolling the Serpents on His Neck who are Spewing out their Hot Breath (i.e. Hissing terribly),
11.2: The Terrible Third Eye on His Forehead which is like an altar for Oblation is Throbbing in Succession and Emitting Fire,
11.3: The Mridangam is Incessantly Sounding the Auspicious Beats of Dhimid, Dhimid, Dhimid, Dhimid and ...
11.4: ... with that Succession of Beats which are Rolling out, Shiva is Dancing His Passionate Tandava Dance.

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Shiva
स्पृषद्विचित्रतल्पयोर्भुजङ्गमौक्तिकस्रजोर्_
गरिष्ठरत्नलोष्ठयोः सुहृद्विपक्षपक्षयोः
तृणारविन्दचक्षुषोः प्रजामहीमहेन्द्रयोः
समप्रवृत्तिकः कदा सदाशिवं भजाम्यहम् ॥१२॥
Sprssad-Vicitra-Talpayor-Bhujangga-Mauktika-Srajor_
Garissttha-Ratna-Losstthayoh Suhrd-Vipakssa-Pakssayoh |
Trnna-Aravinda-Cakssussoh Prajaa-Mahii-Mahendrayoh
Sama-Pravrttikah Kadaa Sadaashivam Bhajaamy-Aham ||12||

Meaning:
(My Prostrations to Lord Shiva, the description of whose great Tandava Dance sends a thrill of Blessedness through the Devotees)
12.1: When will I feel the sameness in the Touch between a Variegated Comfortable Bed (and Hard Ground)? When will I feel the sameness in Value between the Garland made of Pearls of Serpents which is ...
12.2: ... a Highly Valued Gem (i.e. ornament) and a Lump of Clay? When will I feel the sameness in Relationship between a Friend and an Enemy?
12.3: When will I feel the sameness in Vision between a Grass-like Eye (representing ordinary look) and a Lotus-like Eye (representing beautiful look)? When will I feel the sameness in the soul of an ordinary Subject and the King of the World?
12.4: When will I Worship Sadashiva with the Equality of Vision and Conduct?

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Shiva
कदा निलिम्पनिर्झरीनिकुञ्जकोटरे वसन्
विमुक्तदुर्मतिः सदा शिरस्थमञ्जलिं वहन्
विमुक्तलोललोचनो ललामभाललग्नकः
शिवेति मन्त्रमुच्चरन्कदा सुखी भवाम्यहम् ॥१३॥
Kadaa Nilimpa-Nirjharii-Nikun.ja-Kottare Vasan
Vimukta-Durmatih Sadaa Shirastham-An.jalim Vahan |
Vimukta-Lola-Locano Lalaama-Bhaala-Lagnakah
Shiveti Mantram-Uccaran-Kadaa Sukhii Bhavaamy-Aham ||13||

(My Prostrations to Lord Shiva, the description of whose great Tandava Dance sends a thrill of Blessedness through the Devotees)
13.1: When will I Dwell in a Cave within the Dense Woods by the side of the River Goddess Ganga and ...
13.2: ... being Free Forever from Sinful Mental Dispositions Worship Shiva Keeping my Hands on the Forehead?
13.3: When will I be Free from the Rolling of the Eyes (signifying lustful tendencies) and Worship Shiva applying the Sacred Mark on the Forehead?
13.4: When will I be Happy Uttering the Mantras of Shiva?

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Shiva
इदम् हि नित्यमेवमुक्तमुत्तमोत्तमं स्तवं
पठन्स्मरन्ब्रुवन्नरो विशुद्धिमेतिसंततम्
हरे गुरौ सुभक्तिमाशु याति नान्यथा गतिं
विमोहनं हि देहिनां सुशङ्करस्य चिन्तनम् ॥१४॥
Idam Hi Nityam-Evam-Uktam-Uttamottamam Stavam
Patthan-Smaran-Bruvan-Naro Vishuddhime[-I]ti-Santatam |
Hare Gurau Subhaktim-Aashu Yaati Na-Anyathaa Gatim
Vimohanam Hi Dehinaam Su-Shangkarasya Cintanam ||14||

(My Prostrations to Lord Shiva, the description of whose great Tandava Dance sends a thrill of Blessedness through the Devotees)
14.1: This Greatest of the Great Stava (Hymn) has been Uttered; those who Regularly ...
14.2: ... Recite it and Contemplate on Shiva with Purity of Mind and in an Uninterrupted manner and ...
14.3: ... with Great Devotion in Hara, the Guru, will Quickly Advance towards Him; there is No other Way or Refuge,
14.4: The Delusion of that Person will be Destroyed by Deep Contemplation (Meditation) on Shankara.

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Shiva
पूजावसानसमये दशवक्त्रगीतं यः
शम्भुपूजनपरं पठति प्रदोषे
तस्य स्थिरां रथगजेन्द्रतुरङ्गयुक्तां
लक्ष्मीं सदैव सुमुखीं प्रददाति शम्भुः ॥१५॥
Puuja-Avasaana-Samaye Dasha-Vaktra-Giitam Yah
Shambhu-Puujana-Param Patthati Pradosse |
Tasya Sthiraam Ratha-Gaje[a-I]ndra-Turangga-Yuktaam
Lakssmiim Sadaiva Su-Mukhiim Pradadaati Shambhuh ||15||

(My Prostrations to Lord Shiva, the description of whose great Tandava Dance sends a thrill of Blessedness through the Devotees)
15.1: During the Time of Completion of the Puja, those who Recite this Song of the Ten-Headed Ravana, ...
15.2: ... Recite this after Completing the Puja of Shambhu in the Evening,...
15.3: ... To him who is Steadfast in this Worship; will come Chariots Yoked with King of Elephants and Horses (signifying Prosperity) ...
15.4: ... and Devi Lakshmi will Always show Her Graceful Face to him; Sri Shambhu will Bestow this Boon.

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इति श्रीरावण - कृतम् शिव - ताण्दव स्तोत्रम् सम्पूर्णम्
Thus Ends the Shiva-Tandava Stotram Composed by Ravana


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