Bilvashtaka

As I mentioned in my earlier post about Karthika masa (masa=hindu month), all Mondays on Karthika masa Lord Shiva is worshiped. I thought of sharing Bilvashtaka which I had with me. The link for stotra written in English can be found here You can chant this while you offer prayers to Lord Shiva using Bilvapatra/leaves of Aegle marmelos

Karthika Somavara(Mondays) of 2008 : (Courtesy Kannada Prabha Calender)

3 November, 10 November, 17 November and 24 November

Bilvashtaka Lyrics in Kannada (written using Google Transliteration tool)

ತ್ರಿದಳಂ ತ್ರಿಗುಣಾಕಾರಂ ತ್ರಿನೇತ್ರಂ ಚ ತ್ರಿಯಾಯುಧಂ
ತ್ರಿಜನ್ಮ ಪಾಪ ಸಂಹಾರಂ ಏಕಬಿಲ್ವಂ ಶಿವಾರ್ಪಣಂ

ತ್ರಿಶಾಖೈ ಬಿಲ್ವಪತ್ರೈಶ್ಚ ಅಚ್ಚಿದ್ರ್ಯ ಕೊಮಲೈಶುಭೈ
ತವಪೂಜಾಂ ಕರಿಶ್ಯಾಮಿ ಏಕಬಿಲ್ವಂ ಶಿವಾರ್ಪಣಂ

ಕೋಟಿ ಕನ್ಯಾ ಮಹಾದಾನಂ ತಿಲಪರ್ವತ ಕೋಟಯಹ
ಕಾಂಚನಂ ಶೀಲದಾನೇನ ಏಕಬಿಲ್ವಂ ಶಿವಾರ್ಪಣಂ

ಕಾಶೀಕ್ಷೇತ್ರ ನಿವಾಸಂ ಚ ಕಾಲಭೈರವ ದರ್ಶನಂ
ಪ್ರಯಾಗೇ ಮಾಧವಂ ದೃಷ್ಟ್ವಾ ಏಕಬಿಲ್ವಂ ಶಿವಾರ್ಪಣಂ

ಇಂದುವಾರೆ ವ್ರತಂ ಸ್ಥಿತ್ವಾ ನಿರಾಹಾರೋ ಮಹೇಶ್ವರಃ
ನಕ್ತಂ ಹೌಶ್ಯಾಮಿ ದೇವೇಶ ಏಕಬಿಲ್ವಂ ಶಿವಾರ್ಪಣಂ

ರಾಮಲಿಂಗ ಪ್ರತಿಶ್ಥಾ ಚ ವಿವಾಹಿತ ಕೃತಂ ತಥಾ
ತಟಾಕಾನಿಚ ಸಂಧಾನಂ ಏಕಬಿಲ್ವಂ ಶಿವಾರ್ಪಣಂ

ಅಖಂಡ ಬಿಲ್ವ ಪತ್ರಂ ಚ ಆಯುತಂ ಶಿವಪೂಜನಂ
ಕೃತಂ ನಾಮ ಸಹಸ್ರೆನ ಏಕಬಿಲ್ವಂ ಶಿವಾರ್ಪಣಂ

ಉಮಯಾ ಸಹ ದೇವೇಶ ನಂದಿ ವಾಹನಮೆವ ಚ
ಭಾಸ್ಮಲೆಪನ ಸರ್ವಾಂಗಂ ಏಕಬಿಲ್ವಂ ಶಿವಾರ್ಪಣಂ

ಸಾಲಗ್ರಮೆಶು ವಿಪ್ರಾನಾಂ ತಟಾಕಂ ದಶಕೂಯೂ
ಯಗ್ನಕೋಟಿಸಹಸ್ರಸ್ಚ ಏಕಬಿಲ್ವಂ ಶಿವಾರ್ಪಣಂ

ದಂತಿಕೋಟಿ ಸಹಸ್ರೆಶು ಅಶ್ವಮೇಧ ಶತಕ್ರತೌ
ಕೊತಿಕಂಯಾ ಮಹಾದಾನಂ ಏಕಬಿಲ್ವಂ ಶಿವಾರ್ಪಣಂ

ಬಿಲ್ವಾನಾಂ ದರ್ಶನಂ ಪುಣ್ಯಂ ಸ್ಪರ್ಶನಂ ಪಾಪ ನಾಶನಂ
ಅಘೋರ ಪಾಪ ಸಂಹಾರಂ ಏಕಬಿಲ್ವಂ ಶಿವಾರ್ಪಣಂ

ಸಹಸ್ರವೇದ ಪಾತೆಶು ಬ್ರಹ್ಮಸ್ಥಾಪನಂ ಉಚ್ಯತೇ
ಅನೇಕವ್ರತ ಕೊಟೀನಾಂ ಏಕಬಿಲ್ವಂ ಶಿವಾರ್ಪಣಂ

ಅನ್ನದಾನ ಸಹಸ್ರೆಶು ಸಹಸ್ರೋಪನಯನಂ ತಥಾ
ಅನೇಕ ಜನ್ಮ ಪಾಪಾನಿ ಏಕಬಿಲ್ವಂ ಶಿವಾರ್ಪಣಂ

ಬಿಲ್ವಾಷ್ಟಕಂ ಇದಂ ಪುಣ್ಯಂ ಯಃಪಠೇತ ಶಿವ ಸನ್ನಿಧೌ
ಶಿವಲೋಕಂ ಅವಾಪ್ನೋತಿ ಏಕಬಿಲ್ವಂ ಶಿವಾರ್ಪಣಂ

You can listen to Shivastuti on Kannada Audio dot com (click on 'Kannada Audio')

English Lyrics from S A I webpage
  1. Tridalam Trigunaakaaram Trinetram Cha Triyaayudham
    Trijanma Paapa Samhaaram Ekabilvam Shivaarpanam.

  2. Trishaakhaih Bilvapatraishcha Acchidraih Komalaisshubhaih
    Tavapoojaam Karishyaami Ekabilvam Shivaarpanam.

  3. Koti Kanyaa Mahaadaanam Tilaparvata Kotayaha
    Kaanchanam Shailadaanena Ekabilvam Shivaarpanam.

  4. Kaasheekshetra Nivaasam Cha Kaalabhairava Darshanam
    Prayaage Maadhavam Drushtvaa Ekabilvam Shivaarpanam.

  5. Induvaare Vratam Sthitvaa Niraahaaro Maheshvarah
    Naktam Houshyaami Devesha Ekabilvam Shivaarpanam.

  6. Raamalinga Pratishthaa Cha Vaivaahita Krutam Tathaa
    Tataakaanicha Sandhaanam Ekabilvam Shivaarpanam.

  7. Akhanda Bilva Patram Cha Aayutam Shivapoojanam
    Krutam Naama Sahasrena Ekabilvam Shivaarpanam.

  8. Umayaa Saha Devesha Nandi Vaahanameva Cha
    Bhasmalepana Sarvaangam Ekabilvam Shivaarpanam.

  9. Saalagrameshu Vipraanaam Tataakam Dashakoopayoh
    Yagnakotisahasrascha Ekabilvam Shivaarpanam.

  10. Dantikoti Sahasreshu Ashvamedha Shatakratau
    Kotikanyaa Mahaadaanam Ekabilvam Shivaarpanam.

  11. Bilvaanaam Darshanam Punyam Sparshanam Paapa Naashanam
    Aghora Paapa Samhaaram Ekabilvam Shivaarpanam.

  12. Sahasraveda Paateshu Brahmasthaapanam Uchyate
    Anekavrata Koteenaam Ekabilvam Shivaarpanam.

  13. Annadaana Sahasreshu Sahasropanayanam Tathaa
    Aneka Janma Paapaani Ekabilvam Shivaarpanam.

    Bilvaashtakam Idam Punyam Yahpathet Shiva Sannidhau
    Shivalokam Avaapnoti Ekabilvam Shivaarpanam.

13 comments:

Uma said...

I have telugu version of this bilvashtakam. But Kannada script resembles Telugu script, isn't it? I could read all that you have written.

LG said...

@Uma,
yup, Kannada and Telugu script looks alike, differences are that 'talakattu'is more wavery in Telugu while it is very stiff in Kannada, few alphabets vary. I can read, speak and understand Telugu ;)

Cham said...

I ve one question, The karthika masa, 1 rst (monday) starts on nov 3? when it ends? Could you give me the right date?
I think the english version will be good for me.Thank you to share the script LK :)

LG said...

@ Cham,
3,10,17 and 24 November are Karthika Mondays. I have edited the post cham, you may find it useful.

rekhas kitchen said...

very nice thanks for sharing bilvastakam i do fasting all mondays in this month tumba chennagide.

Uma said...

nice post...i remember my mom doing it...when i read thru the bilvastakam... i could feel mom saying it..

DEESHA said...

wow .. You typed the whole thing .. cool .. now i can just save this and refer to it .. thanks kanri

Cham said...

Thank u Dear Lk :)

Smitha said...

Reminds me of the earthen deepa that my mom keeps at the threshold each evenings!

SriLekha said...

a very nice post lakshmi! thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

hi plz mail the kannada lyrics of bilwastakam and lingastam to aryannarjun@gmail.com

Thanks.

Anonymous said...

awesome job guys, reminds olden days hearing to them before sitting for pooja on shivrathri day's.......

kavitha said...

does somebody have d kannada version of shyamala dandakam