Lyrics and Translation for Shiva Pranam
Original Text: From one of the primary Vedas, the Yajurveda (2,000 BCE -- over 4,000 years ago)
Paramahansa Yogananda wrote that the seeds of truth expounded in scripture are covered by "the hard shell of language and ambiguity." But through the guidance of a true guru one can use the "nutcracker of intuitive perception" to open the shells and find within the seed.
With these words in mind, I offer a simple translation of this sacred text in the way that I have learned it, and I encourage serious seekers to look for further understanding and knowledge from authentic and qualified sages and their writings.
karpūragauraṁ karuṇāvatāram |
saṁsārasāraṁ bhujagendra hāram ||
sadā vasantaṁ hṛdayāravinde |
bhavaṁ bhavāni sahitaṁ namāmi ||
Pure as camphor, avatar of compassion
Essence of this world, who wears the Lord of Serpents as His garland
Eternally residing in the lotus of my heart
O Shiva, one with Shakti, God and Goddess, I bow to You