SRI GURU STOTRAM (GURU VANDANAM)

Guru Vandanam or guru stotram are Sanskrit stanzas addressed to teacher or guru. These shlokas praise the guru for his God like qualities. These slokas can be recited any time or on specific occasions like Teacher’s Day or guru purnima.


akhaṇḍamaṇḍalākāraṁ vyāptaṁ yena carācaram

tatpadaṁ darśitaṁ yena tasmai śrīgurave namaḥ || 1 ||

1. Salutations are to that guru who showed me the abode, the one who is to be known, whose form is the entire universe and by whom all the movable and immovable are pervaded.


ajñānatimirāndhasya jñānāñjanaśalākayā

cakṣurunmīlitaṁ yena tasmai śrīgurave namaḥ || 2 ||

2. Salutations are to that guru who opened the eye of one blind due to the darkness (cover) of ignorance with a needle coated with the ointment of knowledge.


gururbrahmā gururviṣṇuḥ gururdevo maheśvaraḥ

gurusakshat paraṁ brahma tasmai śrīgurave namaḥ || 3 ||

3. Salutations to that guru who is the Creator, Sustainer and Destroyer, who is the limitless one.


sthāvaraṁ jaṅgamaṁ vyāptaṁ yatkiṅcit sacarācaram

tatpadaṁ darśitaṁ yena tasmai śrīgurave namaḥ || 4 ||

4. Salutations are to that guru who showed me the one to be known, who permeates whatever is movable, immovable, sentient or insentient.


cinmayaṁ vyāpi yatsarvaṁ trailokyaṁ sacarācaram

tatpadaṁ darśitaṁ yena tasmai śrīgurave namaḥ || 5 ||

5. Salutations to that teacher who showed me (by teaching) the One to be known, who is but Awareness and who is the pervader of all three worlds comprising the sentient and insentient.


sarvaśrutiśiroratna virajitapadāmbujaḥ

vedāntambujasūryo yaḥ tasmai śrīgurave namaḥ || 6 ||

6. Salutations are to that guru who is the Sun to the lotus of Vedanta and whose lotus feet are made radiant by the jewel of all Srutis (Upanishads).


caitanyaḥ śāśvataḥśānto vyomātīto nirañjanaḥ |
bindunāda kalātītaḥ tasmai śrīgurave namaḥ || 7 ||

7. Salutations are to that guru who is Awareness, changeless (beyond time), who is peace, beyond space, pure (free from likes and dislikes), and who is beyond the manifest and the unmanifest (Nada, Bindu, etc.).


jñānaśaktisamārūḍhaḥ tattvamālāvibhūṣitaḥ

bhuktimuktipradātā ca tasmai śrīgurave namaḥ || 8 ||

8. Salutations are to that guru who is rooted in knowledge that is power, adorned with the garland of Truth and who is the bestower of the joy of liberation.


anekajanmasamprāpta karmabandhavidāhine

ātmajñānapradānena tasmai śrīgurave namaḥ || 9 ||

9. Salutations are to that guru who by bestowing the knowledge of the self burns up the bondage created by accumulated actions of innumerable births.


śoṣaṇaṁ bhavasindhośca jñāpanaṁ sārasampadaḥ

guroḥ pādodakaṁ samyak tasmai śrīgurave namaḥ || 10 ||

10. Salutations are to that guru; the perennial flow of wisdom from the one rooted in the vision of the sruti, dries up totally to ocean of transmigration (samsara) and reveals the essence of all wealth (the freedom of want).


na guror adhikaṁ tattvaṁ na guroradhikaṁ tapaḥ

tattvajñānāt paraṁ nāsti tasmai śrīgurave namaḥ || 11 ||

11. There is nothing superior to knowledge of Truth, nothing higher than the Truth, and there is no purifying austerity better than the Truth; salutations to that guru.


mannāthaḥ śrī jagannāthaḥ madguruḥ śri jagadguruḥ

madātmā sarvabhūtātmā tasmai śrīgurave namaḥ || 12 ||

12. Prostrations to that guru who is the Lord of the Universe, my Teacher, who is the Teacher of the Universe, who is the Self in me, and the Self in all Beings.


gururādiranādiśca guruḥ paramadaivatam

guroḥ parataraṁ nāsti tasmai śrīgurave namaḥ || 13 ||

13. Salutations are to that guru who is the beginning and the beginningless, who is the highest Deity and to whom there is none superior.


dhyana mūlam guror mūrti pūja mūlam guror padam

mantra mūlam guror vakhyam moksha mūlam guror kripaḥ || 14 ||

14. The root of my meditation is the form of my Guru, The root of my worship is the feet of my Guru, The root of my chants is the words of the Guru, The root of my salvation is the blessing of my Guru.


tvameva mātā ca pitā tvameva
tvameva bandhuśca sakhā tvameva |
tvameva vidyā draviṇaṃ tvameva
tvameva sarvaṃ mama deva deva || 15 ||

15. O God of all Gods, you alone are my mother, father, kinsman, friend, the knowledge and wealth. You are everything to me.



अखण्डमण्डलाकारं व्याप्तं येन चराचरम् ।
तत्पदं दर्शितं येन तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः ॥ 1 ॥

अज्ञानतिमिरान्धस्य ज्ञानाञ्जनशलाकया ।
चक्षुरुन्मीलितं येन तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः ॥ 2 ॥

गुरुर्ब्रह्मा गुरुर्विष्णुः गुरुर्देवो महेश्वरः ।
गुरुरेव परम्ब्रह्म तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः ॥ 3 ॥

स्थावरं जङ्गमं व्याप्तं यत्किञ्चित्सचराचरम् ।
तत्पदं दर्शितं येन तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः ॥ 4 ॥

चिन्मयं व्यापियत्सर्वं त्रैलोक्यं सचराचरम् ।
तत्पदं दर्शितं येन तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः ॥ 5 ॥

त्सर्वश्रुतिशिरोरत्नविराजित पदाम्बुजः ।
वेदान्ताम्बुजसूर्योयः तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः ॥ 6 ॥

चैतन्यः शाश्वतःशान्तो व्योमातीतो निरञ्जनः ।
बिन्दुनाद कलातीतः तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः ॥ 7 ॥

ज्ञानशक्तिसमारूढः तत्त्वमालाविभूषितः ।
भुक्तिमुक्तिप्रदाता च तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः ॥ 8 ॥

अनेकजन्मसम्प्राप्त कर्मबन्धविदाहिने ।
आत्मज्ञानप्रदानेन तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः ॥ 9 ॥

शोषणं भवसिन्धोश्च ज्ञापणं सारसम्पदः ।
गुरोः पादोदकं सम्यक् तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः ॥ 10 ॥

न गुरोरधिकं तत्त्वं न गुरोरधिकं तपः ।
तत्त्वज्ञानात्परं नास्ति तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः ॥ 11 ॥

मन्नाथः श्रीजगन्नाथः मद्गुरुः श्रीजगद्गुरुः ।
मदात्मा सर्वभूतात्मा तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः ॥ 12 ॥

गुरुरादिरनादिश्च गुरुः परमदैवतम् ।
गुरोः परतरं नास्ति तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः ॥ 13 ॥

ध्यानमूलं गुरुर्मूर्तिः पूजामूलं गुरुर्पदम् ।

मन्त्रमूलं गुरुर्वाक्यं मोक्षमूलं गुरूर्कृपा  ॥ 14 ॥

त्वमेव माता च पिता त्वमेव
त्वमेव बन्धुश्च सखा त्वमेव ।
त्वमेव विद्या द्रविणं त्वमेव
त्वमेव सर्वं मम देव देव ॥ 15 ॥


GURU ŚLOKA गुरु श्लोक with different melody - https://shantidwara.com/page/view-sound?id=13


 

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