Guru stotram


akhaṇḍamaṇḍalākāraṁ vyāptaṁ yena carācaram

tatpadaṁ darśitaṁ yena tasmai śrīgurave namaḥ [1]


Salutations to that Guru, who has shown to me That undivided Whole, by which is pervaded all that which moves and that which does not move.


ajānatimirāndhasya jānājanaśalākayā

cakṣurunmīlitaṁ yena tasmai śrīgurave namaḥ [2]


Salutations to that Guru, who has opened my eyes, by applying the divine collyrium (kājal) of knowledge, thus removing the blindness of ignorance.


gururbrahmā gururviṣṇuḥ gururdevo maheśvaraḥ

gururevaṁ paraṁ brahma tasmai śrīgurave namaḥ [3]


Salutations to that Guru, who is Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva, who is verily the supreme Brahman.


sthāvaraṁ jaṅgamaṁ vyāptaṁ yatkiṅcit sacarācaram

tatpadaṁ darśitaṁ yena tasmai śrīgurave namaḥ [4]


Salutations to that Guru, who has shown to me That, which pervades all that is animate/inanimate and movable/immovable.


cinmayaṁ vyāpi yatsarvaṁ trailokyaṁ sacarācaram

tatpadaṁ darśitaṁ yena tasmai śrīgurave namaḥ [5]


Salutations to that Guru, who has shown to me That Pure Consciousness, which pervades all the three worlds, including all movable/immovable objects.


sarvaśrutiśiroratna virajitapadāmbuja

vedāntambujasūryo yaḥ tasmai śrīgurave namaḥ [6]


Salutations to that Guru, who is like the Sun (which enables the blossoming of) the lotus of Vedanta, and at whose lotus feet abide the crown jewels of all the Veda-s.


caitanyaḥ śāśvataḥ śāntaḥ vyomātīto nirajanaḥ

bindunādakalātītaḥ tasmai śrīgurave namaḥ [7]


Salutations to that Guru, who is of the nature of Eternal Consciousness, taintless, and who transcends space, time, bindu (zero/nothingness), nāda (sound) and kalā (divisions).


jānaśaktisamārūḍhaḥ tattvamālāvibhūṣitaḥ

bhuktimuktipradātā ca tasmai śrīgurave namaḥ [8]


Salutations to that Guru, who is established in the power of knowledge, who is adorned by the garland of truth, and who is the giver of both mundane enjoyments (bhukti) and liberation (mukti).


anekajanmasamprāpta karmabandhavidāhine

ātmajānapradānena tasmai śrīgurave namaḥ [9]


Salutations to that Guru, who provides the knowledge of the Self, which burns away the bondage of karma accumulated over several births.


śoṣaṇaṁ bhavasindhośca jāpanaṁ sārasampadaḥ

guroḥ pādodakaṁ samyak tasmai śrīgurave namaḥ [10]


Salutations to that Guru, whose very pādodakaṁ (water left behind after washing the Guru's feet) provides knowledge of the True Wealth and dries up the ocean of saṁsāra.


na guroradhikaṁ tattvaṁ na guroradhikaṁ tapaḥ

tattvajānāt paraṁ nāsti tasmai śrīgurave namaḥ [11]


Salutations to that Guru, for there is no reality greater than the Guru, no penance greater than (service to) the Guru and nothing greater than the knowledge of Reality (taught by the Guru).


mannāthaḥ jagannāthaḥ madguruḥ śrijagadguruḥ

madātmā sarvabhūtātmā tasmai śrīgurave namaḥ [12]


Salutations to that Guru, who is my lord and the lord of the universe, my teacher and the teacher of the world, my Self and the Self of all phenomena.


gururādiranādiśca guruḥ paramadaivatam

guroḥ parataraṁ nāsti tasmai śrīgurave namaḥ [13]


Salutations to that Guru, for the Guru is the beginning (of all) but is himself beginning-less, the Guru is the highest divinity, there is nothing greater than the Guru.


brahmānandaṁ paramasukhadaṁ kevalaṁ jānamūrtiṁ

dvandvātītaṁ gaganasadṛśaṁ tattvamasyādilakṣyam

ekaṁ nityaṁ vimalamacalaṁ sarvadhīsākṣibhūtaṁ

bhāvātītaṁ triguṇarahitaṁ sadguruṁ taṁ namāmi [14]


I bow to the Guru, who is verily the joy of Brahman, the supreme happiness, the embodiment of knowledge, who is beyond all dualities, who is the like the sky and is pointed to by the mahāvākya-s such as tattvamasi, who is eternal and unmoving, who is the witness of all phenomena, who is beyond existence and the three guṇa-s.


tvameva mātā ca pitā tvameva

tvameva bandhuśca sakhā tvameva

tvameva vidyā draviṇaṁ tvameva

tvameva sarvaṁ mama devadeva [15]


You (the Guru) are the mother, you are the father. You are the brother, you are the friend. You are knowledge, you are wealth. You are everything, my lord of lords.


iti śrīgurustotram samāptam


Thus ends the Guru stotram.