This prayer asks God for several capabilities. The manthraksharas Iym and Kleem are used to worship Shiva. Devotees interested in any one wish can repeat that Stanza.


1. Veda shastras purane ithihasa kavya kaladishu,
Vijnanam dehi mey, Iym Nama Kleem shivaya sou

Give me clear understanding,
Of Vedas, Science, Puranas,
History, literature and arts,
Oh Shiva, Iym salutations, Kleem.


2. Chathurdasasu vidhyasu, chathu shashti kalau cha,
Chathuram diyamadehi, Iym Nama Kleem shivaya sou

In the fourteen types of education,
And sixty four type of arts,
Bless me with expertise,
Oh Shiva, Iym salutations, Kleem.


3. Meemsayaam samasthatam, sabdha sasthre viseshatha,
Dehi mey deva sambragnam, Iym Nama Kleem shivaya sou

In all the aspects of analysis of knowledge,
Especially in the science of phonetics,
Grant me expertise,
Oh Shiva, Iym salutations, Kleem.


4. Ganitheshu cha sarvagna, dehi mey parameshwara,
Samyak gnanam Jagannadha, Iym Nama Kleem shivaya sou

Make me all knowing in mathematics,
Oh God who is the greatest,
Give me complete knowledge in it,
Oh, Lord of the universe,
Oh Shiva, Iym salutations, Kleem.


5. Sakleshwapi kavyeshu, sakalsu kadhasu cha,
Sahithyam dehi mey vacham, Iym Nama Kleem shivaya sou

Make me loquacious of literary excellence,
In all the literature,
And in al stories,
Oh Shiva, Iym salutations, Kleem.


6. Hrudayamboruhe nithyam vasa mey Jagadheeswara,
Hara mey duritham saswad, Iym Nama Kleem shivaya sou

Oh, God of all universe,
Be pleased to live in the lotus of my mind,
And forever destroy all my sufferings,
Oh Shiva, Iym salutations, Kleem.


7. Janmanthara krutham paapam budher jadyakaram Shiva,
Jahi janthushu nindam cha, Iym Nama Kleem shivaya sou

Please destroy all my sins, Oh Shiva,
Which have been done in various births,
Which makes my brain dull,
And also remove the disrespect of other beings towards me,
Oh Shiva, Iym salutations, Kleem.


8. Vishayeshu viraktheem cha vivideshu videhi mey,
Vinatheshtadha viswesa, Iym Nama Kleem shivaya sou

Please develop in me detachment,
To all things that attract,
And towards beings of different sorts,
Oh Lord of the universe,
Who grants wishes of devotees,
Oh Shiva, Iym salutations, Kleem.


9. Mukthi marga param chitham kuru, mey Jagadeeshwara,
Mugdha Chandra Kala Chooda, Iym Nama Kleem shivaya sou

Hey Lord of the universe,
Who wears the crescent of moon as ornament,
Make my mind lean,
Towards the path of salvation,
Oh Shiva, Iym salutations, Kleem.


10. Ithyethad navakam nithyam bhakthitho ya paden nara,
Prarambhasmasya sidhyanthi, prarthhithanchapi sidhyathi

He who recites these nine stanzas,
Daily with devotion,
Will complete all works he starts,
And would get all his desires fulfilled.


Translated by P. R. Ramachander







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