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mattedhairthickasforestwaterflowconsecratedarea

inthethroatstuckhangingsnakeloftygarland

damatdamatdamatdamathavingsounddrumthis

didfierceTandavamayheshoweronusShivaauspiciousness
Withhisneck,consecratedbytheflowofwaterflowingfromthe
thickforestlikelocksofhair,andontheneck,wheretheloftysnake
ishanginggarland,andtheDamarudrummakingthesoundof
DamatDamatDamatDamat,LordShivadidtheauspiciousdanceof
TandavaandmayHeshowerprosperityonusall.

mattedhairawellagitationmovingcelestialriver

agitatingwavesrowsglorifiedhead

Dhagatdhagatdhagatflamingforeheadflatareafire

babymooncrestjewelloveeverymomentforme
IhaveaverydeepinterestinLordShiva,whoseheadisglorifiedby
therowsofmovingwavesofthecelestialriverGanga,agitatingin
thedeepwellofhishairlocks,andwhohasthebrilliantfireflaming
onthesurfaceofhisforehead,andwhohasthecrescentmoonasa
jewelonhishead.

Kingofmountainsdaughtersportivekithbeautiful

glorioushorizonalllivingbeingsrejoicingmind

compassionlookcontinuousflowobstructedhardships

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sometimeintheomnipresentmindpleasuremayseekinathing
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MaymymindseekhappinessintheLordShiva,inwhosemindallthe
livingbeingsofthegloriousuniverseexist,whoisthesportive
companionofParvati(daughterofthemountainking),whocontrols
invinciblehardshipswiththeflowofhiscompassionatelook,whois
allpersuasive(thedirectionsarehisclothes).

creepingsnakereddishbrownshininghoodgemluster

variegatedreddyemeltingapplieddirectionsbelovedface

intoxicatedelephantglitteringskinuppergarmentcovered

mindpleasurewonderfulmayitseekinhimwhosupportsalllife
MayIseekwonderfulpleasureinLordShiva,whoissupporter
ofalllife,whowithhiscreepingsnakewithreddishbrownhoodand
withthelusterofhisgemonitspreadingoutvariegatedcolorsonthe
beautifulfacesofthemaidensofdirections,whoiscoveredwitha
glitteringuppergarmentmadeoftheskinofahugeintoxicated
elephant.

Indra/Vishnuandothersalllinedupheads

flowerdustforcegrayedfeetseat

snakeredgarland(with)tiedlockedhair

fortheprosperityforalongtimemayhebeCakorabirdrelativeonhead
MayLordShivagiveusprosperity,whohasthemoon(relativeofthe
Cakorabird)ashisheadjewel,whosehairistiedbytheredsnake
garland,whosefootstoolisgrayedbytheflowofdustfromthe
flowersfromtherowsofheadsofalltheGods,Indra/Vishnuandothers.

foreheadflatareaflamingfiresparksluster

devouredGodofLovebowingGodsleader

coolrayedcrescentbeautifulhead

fortheSiddhiprosperityheadlockedhairmayitbetous
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MaywegetthewealthofSiddhisfromShiva'slocksofhair,which
devouredtheGodofLovewiththesparksofthefireflaminginHis
forehead,whoisbowedbyallthecelestialleaders,whoisbeautiful
withacrescentmoon

dreadfulforeheadflatareadhagatdhagatflaming

fireofferedpowerfulGodofLove

kingofmountainsdaughterbreasttipcolorfuldecorativelines

drawingsoleartistinthethreeeyeddeepinterestmine
MyinterestisinLordShiva,whohasthreeeyes,whohasofferedthe
powerfulGodofLoveintothefire,flamingDhagadDhagadonthe
flatsurfaceofhisforeheadwhoisthesoleexpertartistofdrawing
decorativelinesonthetipsofbreastsofParvati,thedaughterof
themountainking.

newcloudcircleobstructedharshstriking

newmoonmidnightdarknesstightlytiedneck

celestialriverwearingmayheblessskinred

moonlovelyprosperityuniversebeareroftheburden
MayLordShivagiveusprosperity,whobearstheburdenofthis
universe,whoislovelywiththemoon,whoisredwearingtheskin,
whohasthecelestialriverGanga,whoseneckisdarkasmidnight
ofnewmoonnightcoveredbymanylayersofclouds.

wellopenedbluelotusuniversedarknessluster

hanginginsidetemplelustertiedneck

Manmathakillercitydestroyermundanelifedestroyersacrificedestroyer

elephantkillerdemonkillerhimdestroyerofLordYamaIworship
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IpraytoLordShiva,whoseneckistiedwiththelusterofthetemples
hangingontheneckwiththegloryofthefullybloomedbluelotuses
whichlookedliketheblackness(sins)oftheuniverse,whoisthe
killerofManmatha,whodestroyedTripuras,whodestroyedthe
bondsofworldlylife,whodestroyedthesacrifice,whodestroyedthe
demonAndhaka,thedestroyeroftheelephants,andwhocontrolled
theGodofdeath,Yama.

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greatallauspiciousartvariegatedbunch

enjoymentflowsweetnessflaringupbees

Manmathadestroyercitydestroyerworldlybonddestroyersacrificedestroyer

elephantkillerAndhakademonkillerhimYamacontrollerIworship
IpraytoLordShiva,whohasbeesflyingalloverbecauseofthesweet
honeyfromthebeautifulbunchofauspiciousKadambaflowers,who
isthekillerofManmatha,whodestroyedTripuras,whodestroyedthe
bondsofworldlylife,whodestroyedthesacrifice,whodestroyedthe
demonAndhaka,thekilleroftheelephants,andwhocontrolledthe
Godofdeath,Yama.

victoriousfootskywhirlingroamingsnakebreath

comingoutshakingevidentdreadfulforeheadfire

Dhimiddhimiddhimidsoundingdrumhighauspicious

soundseriescausedfierceTandavadanceShiva
LordShiva,whosedanceofTandavaisintunewiththeseriesofloud
soundsofdrummakingDhimidDhimidsounds,whohasthefire
onthegreatforehead,thefirethatisspreadingoutbecauseofthe
breathofthesnakewanderinginwhirlingmotionintheglorioussky.

touchingvariedwayssnakeembodiedgarland

mostpreciousgemsbrilliancefriendsenemiestwowings

grasslotuseyespeopleandthegreatemperor

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equalbehaviouralwaysLordShivaworshipI
WhenwillIworshipLordSadasiva(eternallyauspicious)God,with
equalvisiontowardsthepeopleandanemperor,andabladeofgrass
andlotuslikeeye,towardsbothfriendsandenemies,towardsthe
valuablegemandsomelumpofdirt,towardsasnakeandagarland
andtowardsvariedwaysoftheworld


whencelestialriverbushhollowplace(in)living

releasedbadmindalwaysontheheadfoldedhands

agitationshakingeyesthebestforeheadinterested

ShivamantrautteringwhenhappywillbeI
WhenwillIbehappy,livinginthehollowplacenearthecelestial
river,Ganga,carryingthefoldedhandsonmyheadallthetime,with
mybadthinkingwashedaway,andutteringthemantraofLordShiva
anddevotedintheGodwithgloriousforeheadwithvibratingeyes.

Thisindeeddailythussaidthebestofthebeststotra

readingrememberingsayingapersonsanctitygetsalways

inShivainGurudeepdevotionquicklygetsnootherway

removalofdelusionindeedforthepeopleblessedShiva'sthought
Whoeverreads,remembersandsaysthisbeststotraasitissaidhere,
getspurifiedforever,andobtainsdevotioninthegreatGuruShiva.
Forthisdevotion,thereisnootherway.Justthemerethoughtof
LordShivaindeedremovesthedelusion.

worshipendtimeRavanasung

whoShivaworshipdedicatedreadsearlyintheevening,aftersunset

tohimstablechariotelephanthorsehaving

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LakShmialwaysdefinitelyfavourablegivesShiva
Intheevening,aftersunset,attheendofPuja,whoeveruttersthis
stotradedicatedtotheworshipofShiva,LordShivablessedhimwithvery
stableLakShmi(prosperity)withalltherichnessofchariots,elephants
andhorses.


thussriRavanadone

Shivatandavastotra

ends.
ThusendstheShivaTandavaStotrawrittenbyRavana.

Thewordmeaningsandtranslationhavebeenkindlyprovidedby
Dr.SarasvatiMohan(samskrt@aol.com)andherstudentsatSamskrit
Academy,SanJoseCA,USA.SheteachessamskritintheBayarea.
ThetypingofthesewasdonebySAradakALiSeTTy
ThestotraisinpanchachAmaraChanda,inwhichthereare16
varnasperline,eachlinebeginswithalaghuandthelaghuandguruvarnas
alternate.SothereareeightLG(laghuguru)pairs,makingup16syllablesof
eachline.ThelastshlokaisinVasantatilakAmetre.

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