Vishwanathashtakam
1. Gangaa Taranga Ramaneeya Jataa Kalaapam
Gauree Nirantara Vibhooshita Vaamabhaagam
Naaraayana Priyamananga MaDhaapahaaram
Vaaraanasee Purapatim Bhaja Vishwanaatham

2. Vaachaama Gochara Maneka Guna Swaroopam
Vaageesha Vishnu Surasevita Paada Peetham
Vaamena Vigraha Varena Kalatra Vantam
Vaaraanasee Purapatim Bhaja Vishwanaatham

3. Bhootaadhipam Bhujaga Bhooshana Bhooshitaangam
Vyaaghraa Jinaam Bharadharam Jatilam Trinetram
Paashaan Kushaabhaya Varaprada Shoolapaanim
Vaaraanasee Purapatim Bhaja Vishwanaatham

4. Sheetaam Sushobhita KireeTa Viraaja Maanam
Phaaleshanaa Nala Vishoshita Panchabhaanam
Naagaadhipaa Rachita Bhaasura Karna Pooram
Vaaraanasee Purapatim Bhaja Vishwanaatham

5. Panchaananam Durita Matta Madanga Jaanaam
Naagaantakam Danuja Pungava Pannagaanaam
Daavaanalam Marana Shoka JaraaTa Veenaam
Vaaraanasee Purapatim Bhaja Vishwanaatham

6. Tejomayam Saguna Nirgunam Adviteeyam
Aananda Kandam-aparaajitam Aprameyam
Naagaatmagam Sakala Nishkalam-aatmaroopam
Vaaraanasee Purapatim Bhaja Vishwanaatham

7. Aashaam Vihaaya Parihrutya Parasya Nindaam
Paaperatim Cha Sunivaarya Manah Samaadhau
Aadaaya Hrudkamala Madhyagatam Paresham
Vaaraanasee Purapatim Bhaja Vishwanaatham

8. Raagaadi Dosha Rahitam Svajanaanu Raagam
Vairaagya Shaanti Nilayam Girijaa Sahaayam
Maadhurya Dhairya Subhagam Garalaa Bhiraamam
Vaaraanasee Purapatim Bhaja Vishwanaatham

9. Vaaraanasee Purapateh Sthavanam Shivasya
Vyaakhyaatam AshTagamidam PaTathe Manushya
Vidyaam Shriyam Vipula Soukhyam-ananta Keertim
Sampraapya Dehavilaye Labhate Cha Moksham

10. Vishwanaathaashtakam Idam Punyam
Yah PaThet Shiva Sannidhau
Shiva Loka Mavaapnoti Shivena Saha Modathe

1. Adore Shiva, Lord of the city of Varanasi, Lord of the world whose tress-locks are held together by the beautiful waves of Ganga Whose left side is adorned continuously by the presence of Gauri, who is dear to Narayana and, who absolves the pride of Kamadeva (Ananga).

2. Shiva is beyond the scope of the words, has uncountable qualitative forms and manifestations, whose lotus-feet is revered by Brahma Vishnu and the demi-gods, and who has His consort on the left side of His own form Ardhanarisvara.

3. Shiva is the Lord of the ghosts, has snakes as ornaments on various parts of the body, has a skin of the tiger as a cloth, has tress for locks, has three eyes, holds a trident and, provides respite from the fear of the rope and the whip (of Yama).

4. Shiva has a diamond adorned by dewdrops on His forehead, has destroyed the five arrows of Kamadeva by emanating fire from His forehead, and has earrings are made by the king of snakes (Naga).

5. Shiva has five faces, is like a lion for the intoxicated and proud persons, is like the destroyer of snake (mighty demons).

6. Shiva is filled with resplendence, is both formed and formless, is unprecedented, is the source of all happiness, is undefeated and immeasurable, is surrounded by snakes, is indivisible (Brahma) and is matched only by Himself.

7. Leaving behind desires, destroying the fretful complains about others and the indulgence in sins, restraining the mind in meditation, bringing Paresh (Shiva) to the middle of lotus-like mind, adore Him Who is the Lord of the city of Varanasi and Who is the Lord of the world.

8. Shiva is beyond qualities, is the happiness of those belonging to Him, is the abode of dispassion and peace, is the companion of Girija, is enticing sweet and patient, and has consumed poison to protect creation.

9. Devotees who study this popular eight-canto eulogy on Shiva the ruler of Varanasi attain liberation, knowledge, wealth, friends, and immeasurable glory.

10. Those who study this eight-canto eulogy on Vishwanatha in the proximity of Shiva (in Varanasi) achieve the world of Shiva and then they rejoice with Him.
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