STOTRA ON PUJYA SRI JAYENDRA SARASWATHI SWAMIJI
PUJYA SRI SANKARA VIJAYENDRA SARASWATHI SWAMIJI
Translation by P. R. Kannan
भजेऽहं भगवत्पादं भारतीयशिखामणिम् । अद्वैतमैत्रीसद्भावचेतनायाः प्रबोधकम् ॥१॥
I adore Sri Adi Sankara Bhagavatpada, the crest-jewel of Bharatiyas; who awakened the feeling of friendship and goodwill stemming from Advaita (non-duality). (1)
अष्टषष्टितमाचार्यं वन्दे शङ्कररूपिणम् । चन्द्रशेखरयोगीन्द्रं योगलिङ्गप्रपूजकम् ॥२॥
I pay obeisance to Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi, the 68th Acharya, the very form of Siva, the lord among Yogis; who worshipped Yogalinga.
(Yogalinga is one of the five Sphaika lingas brought by Adi Sankaracharya from Kailasa and established by him in Kanchi Kamakoti Srimatham). (2)
वरेण्यं वरदं शान्तं वदान्यं चन्द्रशेखरम् । वाग्मिनं वाग्यतं वन्द्यं विशिष्टाचारपालकम् ॥३॥
I worship Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi, who is supreme, boon-giver, tranquil, munificent, eloquent and at the same time restrained in speech, worthy of worship, excellent protector of good conduct norms. (3)
देवे देहे च देशे च भक्त्यारोग्यसुखप्रदम्। बुधपामरसेव्यं तं श्रीजयेन्द्रं नमाम्यहम् ॥४॥
I worship Sri Jayendra Saraswathi, who is the bestower of devotion to Iswara, good health and comfort in the country; and who is adored by all people from the wise to the dull-witted. (4)
वृत्तवृत्तिप्रवृत्तीनां कारणं करणं प्रभुम् । गुरुं नौमि नताशेषनन्दनं नयकोविदम् ॥ ५ ॥
I worship my Guru Sri Jayendra Saraswathi, who is the maker of history, moulder of conduct (or profession), lord of destiny (or attitude); who delights everyone who prostrates; and who is prudent in policymaking. (5)
प्रजाविचारधर्मेषु नेतारं निपुणं निधिम् । वन्देऽहं शङ्कराचार्यं श्रीजयेन्द्रसरस्वतीम् ॥ ६ ॥
I worship Sankaracharya Sri Jayendra Saraswathi, who leads and guides all people, who is master of thoughtful enquiry, and who is treasure of Dharma. (6)
सितासितसरिद्रत्नमज्जनं मन्त्रवित्तमम् । दानचिन्तामणिं नौमि निश्चिन्तं नीतिकोकिलम् ॥७ ॥
I worship Sri Jayendra Saraswathi, who bathes in the white and blue coloured jewels among rivers, Ganga and Yamuna; who is the best among knowers of mantras; who is verily Chintamani (gem which yields all desired objects) in charity; who is free from thought (or anxiety); who is the cuckoo spreading ethics. (7)
सरस्वतीगर्भरत्नं सुवर्णं साहसप्रियम् । लक्ष्मीवत्सं लोलहासं नौमि तं दीनवत्सलम् ॥ ८ ॥
I worship Sri Jayendra Saraswathi, the jewel from the womb of Saraswathi; golden in fame; who likes quick action; who is the child of Lakshmi; whose smile is enchanting; who is kind to the poor. (8)
Saraswathi is the name of Sri Acharya’s mother; but he is also the child of Lakshmi in that his magical touch turns everything into gold.
गतिं भारतदेशस्य मतिं भारतजीविनाम्। वन्दे यतिं साधकानां पतिमद्वैतदर्शिनाम् ॥९॥
I worship Yati Sri Jayendra Saraswathi, the destination of Bharatadesa, the intellect of those living in Bharatadesa; the master of aspirants eager to realise Advaita.
इति श्रीशङ्करविजयेन्द्रसरस्वतीशङ्कराचार्यस्वामिभिः विरचिता श्री जयेन्द्रसरस्वती श्लोकमालिका.
Thus ends the garland of verses on Sri Jayendra Saraswathi Swamiji, composed by Sankaracharya Sri Sankara Vijayendra Saraswathi Swamiji.
ॐ तत् सत्