Sri Gangadhara Stotram – śrī gaṅgādhara stōtram

kṣīrāṁbhōnidhimanthanōdbhavaviṣā-tsandahyamānān surān
brahmādīnavalōkya yaḥ karuṇayā hālāhalākhyaṁ viṣam |
niśśaṅkaṁ nijalīlayā kabalayanlōkānrarakṣādarā-
dārtatrāṇaparāyaṇaḥ sa bhagavān gaṅgādharō mē gatiḥ || 1 ||

kṣīraṁ svādu nipīya mātulagr̥hē bhuktvā svakīyaṁ gr̥haṁ
kṣīrālābhavaśēna khinnamanasē ghōraṁ tapaḥ kurvatē |
kāruṇyādupamanyavē niravadhiṁ kṣīrāṁbudhiṁ dattavā-
nārtatrāṇaparāyaṇaḥ sa bhagavān gaṅgādharō mē gatiḥ || 2 ||

mr̥tyuṁ vakṣasi tāḍayannijapadadhyānaikabhaktaṁ muniṁ
mārkaṇḍēyamapālayatkaruṇayā liṅgādvinirgatya yaḥ |
nētrāṁbhōjasamarpaṇēna harayē:’bhīṣṭaṁ rathāṅgaṁ dadau
ārtatrāṇaparāyaṇaḥ sa bhagavān gaṅgādharō mē gatiḥ || 3 ||

ōḍhuṁ drōṇajayadrathādirathikaissainyaṁ mahatkauravaṁ
dr̥ṣṭvā kr̥ṣṇasahāyavantamapi taṁ bhītaṁ prapannārtihā |
pārthaṁ rakṣitavānamōghaviṣayaṁ divyāstramudbōdhaya-
nnārtatrāṇaparāyaṇaḥ sa bhagavān gaṅgādharō mē gatiḥ || 4 ||

bālaṁ śaivakulōdbhavaṁ parihasatsvajñātipakṣākulaṁ
khidyantaṁ tava mūrdhni puṣpanicayaṁ dātuṁ samudyatkaram |
dr̥ṣṭvānamya viriñci ramyanagarē pūjāṁ tvadīyāṁ bhaja-
nnārtatrāṇaparāyaṇaḥ sa bhagavān gaṅgādharō mē gatiḥ || 5 ||

santrastēṣu purā surāsurabhayādindrādibr̥ndārakē-
ṣvārūḍhō dharaṇīrathaṁ śrutihayaṁ kr̥tvā murāriṁ śaram |
rakṣanyaḥ kr̥payā samastavibudhān jītvā purārīn kṣaṇā-
dārtatrāṇaparāyaṇaḥ sa bhagavān gaṅgādharō mē gatiḥ || 6 ||

śrautasmārtapathō parāṅmukhamapi prōdyanmahāpātakaṁ
viśvādhīśamapatyamēva gatirityālāpavantaṁ sakr̥t |
rakṣanyaḥ karuṇāpayōnidhiriti prāptaprasiddhiḥ purā-
hyārtatrāṇaparāyaṇaḥ sa bhagavān gaṅgādharō mē gatiḥ || 7 ||

gāṅgaṁ vēgamavāpya mānyavibudhaissōḍhuṁ purā yācitō
dr̥ṣṭvā bhaktabhagīrathēna vinatō rudrō jaṭāmaṇḍalē |
kāruṇyādavanītalē suranadīmāpūrayanpāvanī-
mārtatrāṇaparāyaṇaḥ sa bhagavān gaṅgādharō mē gatiḥ || 8 ||

iti śrīmadappayadīkṣitaviracitaṁ śrīgaṅgādharāṣṭakam |


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