Monday, February 1, 2010

Harivarasanam - Prayer Song of Lord Ayyappa and its meaning

This is a well known song which is sung at the Sabarimala Ayyappan temple daily in the night before shutting up the temple for the day. There are many who would love to know the meaning of the song which is in Sanskrit. Here it is.
You can listen to the song Harivarasanam  by Shri K J Yesudas, from You Tube, if you click here

Song and the meaning in English
Harivarasanam Viswamohanam, Haridadheeswaram Aaradhyapadukam
Repository of Hari’s boons, Enchanter of universe,
Essence of Hari’s grace, He whose holy feet is worshipped,
Arivimarddanam Nithyanarthanam, Hariharathmajam Devamashraye
He who kills enemies by good thought, He who daily dances the cosmic dance,
Son of Hari and Hara, I take refuge in thee God
Sharanam Ayyappa Swamy Sharanam Ayyappa, Sharanam Ayyappa Swamy Sharanam Ayyappa
My refuge is in you Ayyappa, My refuge is in you Ayyappa

Sharanakirthanam Bhakthamanasam, Bharanalolupam Narthanalasam
He who likes song of refuge, He who is in the mind of devotees,
He who is the great ruler, He who loves to dance,
Arunabhasuram Bhoothanayakam, Hariharathmajam Devamashraye
He who shines like the rising sun, He who is king of all beings,
Son of Hari and Hara, I take refuge in thee God
Sharanam Ayyappa Swamy Sharanam Ayyappa, Sharanam Ayyappa Swamy Sharanam Ayyappa
My refuge is in you Ayyappa, My refuge is in you Ayyappa

Pranayasathyakam Praananayakam, Pranathakalpakam Suprabhanchitham
He whose soul is truth, He who is the darling of all souls,
He who created universe, He who shines with a glittering Halo,
Pranavamandiram Keerthanapriyam, Hariharathmajam Devamashraye
He who is the temple of “OM”, He who loves songs,
Son of Hari and Hara, I take refuge in thee God
Sharanam Ayyappa Swamy Sharanam Ayyappa, Sharanam Ayyappa Swamy Sharanam Ayyappa
My refuge is in you Ayyappa, My refuge is in you Ayyappa

Thuragavahanam Sundarananam, Varagadayudham Vedavavarnitham
He who rides a horse, He who has a pretty face,
He who has the blessed mace as weapon,
Gurukrupakaram Keerthanapriyam, Hariharathmajam Devamashraye
He who bestows grace like a teacher, He who loves songs,
Son of Hari and Hara, I take refuge in thee God
Sharanam Ayyappa Swamy Sharanam Ayyappa, Sharanam Ayyappa Swamy Sharanam Ayyappa
My refuge is in you Ayyappa, My refuge is in you Ayyappa

Thribhuvanarchitham Devathathmakam, Thrinayanam Prabhum Divyadeshikam
He who is worshiped by the three worlds, He who is the soul of all gods,
He who is lord Shiva, He who is worshipped by devas,
Thridashapoojitham Chinthithapradam, Hariharathmajam Devamashraye
He who is who is worshipped three times a day, He whose thought is fulfilling,
Son of Hari and Hara, I take refuge in thee God
Sharanam Ayyappa Swamy Sharanam Ayyappa, Sharanam Ayyappa Swamy Sharanam Ayyappa
My refuge is in you Ayyappa, My refuge is in you Ayyappa

Bhavabhayapaham Bhavukavaham, Bhuvanamohanam Bhoothibhooshanam
He who destroys fear, He who brings prosperity,
He who is enchanter of universe, He who wears holy ash as ornament,
Dhavalavahanam Divyavaranam, Hariharathmajam Devamashraye
He who rides a white elephant,
Son of Hari and Hara, I take refuge in thee God
Sharanam Ayyappa Swamy Sharanam Ayyappa, Sharanam Ayyappa Swamy Sharanam Ayyappa
My refuge is in you Ayyappa, My refuge is in you Ayyappa

Kalamridusmitham Sundarananam, Kalabhakomalam Gathramohanam
He who blesses with enchanting smile, He who has is very pretty,
He who is adorned by sandal paste, He who has a pretty mien,
Kalabhakesari Vaajivahanam, Hariharathmajam Devamashraye
He who is a like a lion to the elephants, He who rides on a tiger,
Son of Hari and Hara, I take refuge in thee God
Sharanam Ayyappa Swamy Sharanam Ayyappa, Sharanam Ayyappa Swamy Sharanam Ayyappa
My refuge is in you Ayyappa, My refuge is in you Ayyappa

Shrithajanapriyam Chinthithapradam, Shruthivibhushanam Sadhujeevanam
He who is dear to his devotees, He who fulfills wishes,
He who is praised by Vedas, He who blesses life of ascetics,
Shruthimanoharam Geethalalasam, Hariharathmajam Devamashraye
He who is the essence of Vedas, He who enjoys divine music,
Son of Hari and Hara, I take refuge in thee God
Sharanam Ayyappa Swamy Sharanam Ayyappa, Sharanam Ayyappa Swamy Sharanam Ayyappa
My refuge is in you Ayyappa, My refuge is in you Ayyappa

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