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Shri Hari Ashtakam In English

 

 

 

Hari Ashtakam is a prayer dedicated to Vishnu as Hari. Hari means one who shows you the true path and eliminates the illusion or Maya in which you live. This Ashtakam/Stotram was composed and recited to Hari’s glory by Prahlad, the Daitya or Demon, one of Vishnu’s greatest devotees. Because of his unwavering devotion and love, Vishnu saved his life again and again and put him on the right path of Moksha or the final liberation. This is a Stotra if it is recited with greatest devotion, place it on the right path of Moksha or the final liberation.

 

 

HarirHarati Paapaani

Dusht-ChittairApi Smritah

AnicchayaApi Sansprishto

Dahatyev Hi Paavakah.1

 

हरिर्हरति पापानि दुष्टचित्तैरपि स्मृतः ।

अनिच्छयाऽपि संस्पृष्टो दहत्येव हि पावकः ॥ १ ॥

 

Lord Hari destroys the sins, even if remembered by cruel hearted, or destroys the sins of people who remembered Lord Hari unwittingly, just like fire burns the fuel. Meaning is that Lord’s name is so powerful that if we recite it even unwillingly, our sins gets destroyed. Such being the case, what about those who lovingly chant this name? || 1 ||

 

 

Sa Ganga Sa Gaya Setuh

Sa Kashi Sa ch Pushakaram

JihwaAgre Vartate Yasya

HarirItyaAkshar Dvayam.2

 

स गङ्गा स गया सेतुः स काशी स च पुष्करम् ।

जिह्वाग्रे वर्तते यस्य हरिरित्यक्षरद्वयम् ॥ २ ॥

 

He has been to the Sacred River Ganga, to Gaya and Kashi, as well as Pushkaram, on whose tongue reside these two alphabets: HaRi. Meaning is that If the two syllables Hari is on our tongue always, then it is equal to having bath at Ganga, performing Sraaddha at Gaya, visiting sacred places like Kashi, Puskara etc. No pilgrimage is required if we remember Hari always. || 2 ||

 

 

Vaaranasyaam Kurukshetre

Naimishaaranya Ev Cha

YatKritam Ten Yenoktam

HarirItyaAkshara Dvayam.3

 

वाराणस्यां कुरुक्षेत्रे नैमिशारण्य एव च ।

यत्कृतं तेन येनोक्तं हरिरित्यक्षरद्वयम् ॥ ३ ॥

 

What ever good deeds have been done in Varanasi, Kurukshetra as well as Naimisharanya, they are all done by him who speaks the two alphabets HaRi. Meaning is that The good deeds performed at Varanasi, Kurukshetra and Naimisharanya are equal to the chanting of two syllables Hari everyday. Again here, it is said that the chanting of the word Hari will bestow all good results that would be obtained by performing sacred karmas at various pilgrim centers. || 3 ||

 

 

Prithvyaam Yaani Teerthaani

PunyaAnyaayaTanaani Cha

Taani SarvaanyaAsheshaani

HarirItyaAkshar Dvayam.4

 

पृथिव्यां यानि तीर्थानि पुण्यान्यायतनानि च ।

तानि सर्वाण्यशेषाणि हरिरित्यक्षरद्वयम् ॥ ४ ॥

 

All the holy places on this earth, and other auspicious places too, have been visited by him who takes the name of HaRi – just two alphabets. Meaning is that By reciting the two syllables Hari one gets all the punya or good results that is just by taking name Hari one is assumed to have visited all the pilgrimage centers in the entire world. || 4 ||

 

 

Gavaam KotiSahasraani

HemKanyaSahasraKam

Dattam Syaatten Yenoktam

HarirItyaAkshar Dvayam.5

 

गवां कोटिसहस्राणि हेमकन्यासहस्रकम् ।

दत्तं स्यात्तेन येनोक्तं हरिरित्यक्षरद्वयम् ॥ ५ ॥

 

He has donated 10 million cows, and a thousand gold statues, who has uttered the word Hari. Meaning is that Kanyadaana i.e performing daughter’s marriage and Godaana i.e offering the cow are considered very sacred. If we chant the name of Hari, it is equal to donating thousands of cows and performing thousands of marriages. || 5 ||

 

 

RigVedoAtha YajurVedah

SaamVedo ApyaAtharvanah

Adheetsten Yenoktam

HarirItyaAkshara Dvayam.6

 

ऋग्वेदोऽथ यजुर्वेदः सामवेदोऽप्यथर्वणः ।

अधीतस्तेन येनोक्तं हरिरित्यक्षरद्वयम् ॥ ६ ॥

 

All the Vedas, Rig Yajur Saam and Atharva Veda, have been studied by him who utters Lord’s name Hari. Meaning is that The chanting of Harinama is equal to systematic recital of Rik Veda, Yajur Veda, Sama Veda and Atharva Veda. Veda paaraayana bestows utmost benefits. Such benefits are obtained by mere recital of Harinama. || 6 ||

 

 

AshvaMedhairMahaYagnaihi

NarMedhaisTathaiva Cha

Ishtam Syaatena Yenoktam

HarirItyaAkshara Dvayam.7

 

अश्वमेधैर्महायज्ञैर्नरमेधैस्तथैव च ।

इष्टं स्यात्तेन येनोक्तं हरिरित्यक्षरद्वयम् ॥ ७ ॥

 

He attains the desirable fruits of the great Yajya AshvaMedha and also of the yajya NarMedha – who utters the 2 sounds Hari. Meaning is that Harinama is equal to performing Ashwamedha Yajna and other similar sacrifices. One can get the benefits they desire by chanting such Harinama. || 7 ||

 

 

Praanah Prayaan Paatheyam

Sansaar VyaadhiNaashnam

DukhaAtyanta Paritraanam

HarirItyaAkshara Dvayam.8

 

प्राणः प्रयाणपाथेयं संसारव्याधिनाशनम् ।
दुःखात्यन्तपरित्राणं हरिरित्यक्षरद्वयम् ॥ ८ ॥

 

On entering the path of the ears, these name of the Lord Hari, destroys the disease of this world, destroys even the grievious misery, the name Hari composed of 2 sounds. Meaning is that The chanting of Harinama is like carrying the food towards the last journey, which also destroys the pain of samsaara. It is saviour from many dire troubles of life. The chanting of Harinama at the time of last journey of a man will relieve him of all pains of sansaar ( world )|| 8 ||

 

 

Baddhah Parikarasten

Mokshaaya Gamnam Prati

SaKridUccharitam Yen

HarirItyaAkshara Dvyam.9

 

बद्धः परिकरस्तेन मोक्षाय गमनं प्रति ।

सकृदुच्चारितं येन हरिरित्यक्षरद्वयम् ॥ ९ ॥

 

With Hands Folded, walking toward Liberation (Mukti) are those, good doers, who utter the word Hari. Meaning is that Even if the Harinama is chanted only once, it will lead to salvation by removing bondage. No other means to salvation is required if one recites Harinama. || 9 ||

 

 

HariyaAshtakmidam Punyam

PraatUtthaaya Yah Pathet

Aayushyam Balam Aarogyam

Yasho VridhiSriyaavaham.10

 

हर्यष्टकमिदं पुण्यं प्रातरुत्थाय यः पठेत् ।

आयुष्यं बलमारोग्यं यशो वृद्धिश्श्रियावहम् ॥ १० ॥

 

This prayer, Hari Ashtakam, Auspicious, Who ever studies after getting up in the morning, He attains long age, strength, well being, fame and prosperity. Meaning is that The recital of this Hariasthakam every day morning will confer long life, strength, health, wealth and glory. This is the phalashruti. || 10 ||

 

 

Prahlaaden Kritam Stotram

DukhSagar Shoshanam

 Yah Pathet Naro Yati Tad

Vishnoh Paramam Padam.11

 

प्रह्लादेन कृतं स्तोत्रं दुःखसागरशोषणम् ।
यः पठेत्स नरो याति तद्विष्णोः परमं पदम् ॥ ११ ॥

 

Created or Spoken by Prahlada, this text dries up the ocean of misery of him who reads it, and he reaches that supreme state called Vishnu. Meaning is that One who recites this stotra told by Sri prahlada, attains the abode the Lord Vishnu namely Paramapada, besides all benefits in this world. || 11 ||

 

 

 

Hari Ashtakam is a prayer dedicated to Vishnu as Hari. Hari means one who shows you the true path and eliminates the illusion or Maya in which you live. This Ashtakam/Stotram was composed and recited to Hari’s glory by Prahlad, the Daitya or Demon, one of Vishnu’s greatest devotees. Because of his unwavering devotion and love, Vishnu saved his life again and again and put him on the right path of Moksha or the final liberation. This is a Stotra if it is recited with greatest devotion, place it on the right path of Moksha or the final liberation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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