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Essence of Srivaishnavam Practices - Sri Venkateswara Suprabhaatham - in phonetic English with meaning

 

01. kausalyaa suprajaa rama!poorvaa sandhyaa pravartathe, |

uthishta! narasardulaa! karthavyam daivam ahnikam ||

 

 

Sri Venkateswara Suprabhatham, Oh Lord, arise, Thavasuprabhatham!

 

Sri Rama! Kausalya's endearing son! Wake up, dear! You have to do your day-to-day duties do wake up please.

 

 

 

02. uthishtothishta! govinda! uthishta garudadhvaja!  |

uthishta kamalakanthaa! thrilokyam mangalam kuru ||

 

suprabhatham, to awaken the Lord Sri Venkateswara.

 

Oh, Govinda, wake up! Oh Garudadhvaja! (one who has the Garuda, the Birds King in the Flag symbol) Wake up. Oh, Kamalakanta (i.e.., the husband of Kamala)! All the three worlds are under your rule, they have to prosper, Wake up, my child.

 

 

03. maatas samsastajagatam : madhukaitabhareh 

vakshoviharini ! manohara-divyamurte: |

 sri swamini srithajana priya danasheele ! 

sri Venkatesadayithe thava suprabhaatham ||

 

The regular chanting of Sri Suprabhatham gives mental peace.

 

May it be an auspicious dawn (morning) to Thee, O Lakshmi, the Mother of the Worlds, the ever dweller on the chest of Vishnu ( i.e., the enemy of the demons, madhu and Kaitabha), of attractive and divine form, the Mistress and of the nature of granting the desired objects of those seeking refuge!

 

 

04. thava suprabhaatham aravindalochane ! 

bhavathu prasanna mukhachandra mandale |

 vidhisankarendra vanithaabhirarchithe !

 vrshashaila naathadayithe dayaanidhe ||

 

Listening to Suprabhatham gives a pleasant experience.

 

May it be an auspicious dawn to Thee, Oh Lakshmi of the eyes like the lotus, of a bright face like the Moon, worshipped by the wives of Brahma, Shiva and Indra and a treasure of compassion. You have an endearing attachment to your devotees.

 

 

05. athryadhi saptharushaya samupaasya sandhyaam 

aakaasha sindhu kamalaani manoharaani |

aadaaya paadhayugam archayithum prapannaa: 

seshaadrisekhara vibho! thava suprabhaatham ||

 

All the Balaji temples recite this Suprabhatham in the early morning, daily.

 

Having worshipped the morning twilight (i.e., having said the morning prayer, namely, the sandhyavandana) the seven sages like Arti, bringing the beautiful lotuses from the Divine Ganges, have arrived to worship Thy feet. Lord of Seshachala! May it be an auspicious dawn to Thee?

 

 

06. panchaananaabja bhava shanmukha vaasavadhyaa: 

trivikramaadhi charitham vibhudhaasthuvanthi |

bhaashaapathi patathi vaasara shuddhi maaraath 

seshaadri-sekhara-vibho! thava subrabhaatham ||

 

Suprabhatham is a must in every Vaishnava temple, all over.

 

Aran, Aryan, Shanmuga and Devas are all-anxious to adore you. The daily Almanac (Panchangam) is to be read and approved by you. Get up, Srinivasa, dear.

 

 

07. Eeshathprapulla saraseeruha naarikela 

phugadrumaadi sumanohara paalikanaam |

aavaathi mandamanilassaha divya gandhai: 

seshaadri-shekhara-vibho! thava suprabhaatham ||

 

Venkateswara Balaji Temples observe Special audiance for this Suprabhatham.


The breeze, carrying the wonderful fragrance of the partly opened lotuses and the beautiful ears of the trees like the Areca and Coconut, is gently blowing. Lord of Seshachala! May it be an auspicious dawn to Thee.

 

 

08. unmeelya nethrayugam uttama-panjarasthaa : 

Paathraa vasishta kadhaleephala paayasaani |

bhukthvaa saleelamatha keli sukha: patanthi 

Seshaadri-sekhara-vibho! thava suprabhaatham ||

 

It was first sung to wake up Sri Rama who was young in the Ashram.

 

The parrots, kept for pleasure in the foremost cages, opening their eyes, are graciously singing, after eating the remains of the plantain fruits and the payasam in the vessels. Lord Seshachala! May it be an auspicious dawn to Thee?

 

 

09. thanthreepraharsha madhuraswanayaa vipanchyaa

 gaayathyanantha charitham thava naaradopi |

 Bhaashaasamagrama sakrthkara chaara rammyam

 seshaadri-sekhara-vibho! thava suprabhaatham || 

 

Suprabhatham is recited early morning at 4 am at Tirupathi Temple.

 

Thumburu Narada is speeding up to you. His Veena is set to sing your glory. Do hear these melodious songs of Narada.

 

 

10. brungaavaleecha makaranda rasaanuviddha

jhankaara geetha ninadai sevanaaya |

 niryaathyupaantha sarasee kamalodarebhyah

 seshaadri-sekhara-vibho! thava suprabhaatham ||

 

The 28 stanzas of Suprabhatham are really in mesmerizing rhythm.

 

Lotus hidden bees, having come out in the open with the opening of the petals, are singing solemn hymns. Oh Srinivasa! You are omnipotent.

 

11. yosha ganena varadhadni vimathyamaane

ghoshalayeshu dhadhimanthana theevraghoshaaha |

Roshaathkalim vidha-dhaathe kakubhascha kumbhaaha

 seshaadri-sekhara-vibho! thava suprabhaatham ||

 

 

Ayarpadi, ladies are singing their sweet melodies as they are churning butter. They announce the day-dawn. Get up, oh Govinda! Bless these endearing Gopis.

 

 

12. padmeshamithra shathapathra gathaalivarghaaha

Harthum shriyam kuvalayasya nijanga Lakshmyaa |

 Bheree ninaadhamiva bibrathi theevranaadham

seshaadri-sekhara-vibho! thava suprabhaatham ||

 

 

The humming black bees seem to sing that they are far more attractive than the black 'Kuvali' flowers from which they draw honey. All the three of you namely, bees, flowers and Your Holy Self form a holy Trinity in color and splendor.

 

 

13. srimannabheeshta varadhaakhila lOkabandho

sri srinivasa jagadekadayaika sindho |

sri devathaagruha bhujaanthara divyamurthe

sri Venkataachalapathe! thava suprabhaatham ||

 

 

You have changed your abode from Heaven to Venkatam to give boons to your devotees. Do hurry up! Venkatesha, bless them.

 

 

 

14. sri swamy pushkarinikaalpava nirmalaangaaha

sreyorthino hara virinchi sanandanaadhyaaha |

dwaare vasanthi varavethra hathothamaangaha:

Sri Venkataachalapathe ! thava suprabhaatham ||

 

 

Aryan, Aran and Celestials, after taking bath in Swami Pushkarini, are awaiting Your Grace to receive blessings.

 

15. sri sheshashaila garudaachala venkataadri

naaraayanaadri vrshabhaadri vrshadri mukhyaan |

akhyaan thvavadeeyavasatheranisham vadanthi

sri Venkataachalapathe ! thava suprabhaatham ||

 

 

Lord of Venkatachala! Thy abode is always called by several names, as Sri Seshasaila, Garudachala, Venkatadri, Narayanadri, Vrsabhadri, Vrsadri. May it be an auspicious dawn to Thee?

 

 

16. sevaaparah shiva-suresa krshaanudharma

rakshombhunaatha pavamaana dhanaadhi naathaaha: |

baddhaanjali pravilasannija sheersha deshaha:

sri Venkataachalapathe! thava suprabhaatham ||

 

 

Shiva, Indra, Agni, Yama, Nairuti, Varuna, Vayu and Kubera, with folded hands on their heads, are desirous of offering service to thee. Lord of Venkatachala! May it be an auspicious dawn to Thee?

 

 

17. dhaatishu te vihagaraaja mrugadhiraaja

naagaadhiraaja gajaraaja hayadhiraaja: |

swaswaadhikaara mahimaadhika marthayanthe

sri Venkataachalapathe ! thava suprabhaatham ||

 

 

Garuda, lion, Anata, Gaja The Elephant, and Ashwa the Horse, all these five are awaiting Your Command to improve their way of doing things to serve you better and more effectively.

 

 

18. suryendubhouma budhavaakpathi kaavya sauri

swarbhaanukethu divishathparishathpradhaanaaha |

twaddhasa dasa charamaavadhidaasa daasaa:

sri Venkataachalapathe! thava suprabhaatham ||

 

 

The main (deities) of the Assembly of Gods - the nine planets (Surya the Sun, Chandra the Moon, Angaraka the Mars, Budha the Mercury, Guru the Jupiter (Bruhaspati), Sukra the Venus,Sani the  Saturn, and the shadow planets Rahu and Ketu remain happy to be the servants of the last grade servants of the servants of Thy servants ( i.e.. They remain most obedient to Thee).

 

 

19. thwathpaadhaDhoolibharita sfurithothha maangaaha

swargaapavarga nirapeksha nijaantharangaa: |

kalpaagamaakalanaaya kulathaam bhajanthe

sri Venkataachalapathe ! thava suprabhaatham ||

 

 

Surya and the rest of the planets (Navagraha) are steadfast in their dutiful obeisance to your devotees. They await Your Command to serve you through your devotees.

 

 

20. thvadgopuraagra shikharaani nireekshyamaanaaha

swargaapavarga padaveem paramaam shrayantha: |

marthyaa manushyabhuvane mathimaashrayanthe

sri Venkataachalapathe ! thava suprabhaatham ||

 

 

Srinivasa! Mankind desires to be with you forever and forever in Venkatam and to serve you life-long.

 

 

21. sri bhuminayaka dayaadhi gunaamrtaabdhe

devaadhideva ! jagadeka sharanya murthe |

srimann-ananta-garudaadibhir architaanghre!

sri Venkataachalapathe ! thava suprabhaatham ||

 

 

Lord of Sridevi and Bhudevi! The ocean of nectar of compassion and other virtues! The chief of Gods! The sole refuge of the Universe! The possessor of Sri ( i.e., wealth)! One whose feet are worshipped by Ananta and Garuda!

 

 

22. sri padmanaabha purushothama vaasudeva

vaikuntha maadhava janaardana chakrapane |

sri vathsachinha sharanaagatha parijatha

sri Venkataachalapathe! thava suprabhaatham ||

 

 

Your Bakthas the Devotees are chanting your names as Vasudeva, Madhava, Govinda, Janardhana, Chakrapani and other endearing names. Devotees are ever ready to obey Your Command.

 

 

23. kandarpa darpa hara sundara divya murthe 

kaanthaa kuchaamburuha kutmalola drshte |

kalyaana nirmala gunaakara divyakeerthe

sri Venkataachalapathe! thava suprabhaatham ||

 

 

Your beauty enchants Sri Lakshm, The Goddess of wealthi. She would not leave her Lord. For the sake of  Devotees (Bakthas) get up please and afford them Dharshan.

 

 

24. meenaakruthe kamatakola nrusimha varnin 

swaamin parashvatha thapodhana ramachandra |

sheshaamsharaama yadhunandana kalki roopa 

sri Venkataachalapathe ! thava suprabhaatham ||

 

 

Thy descent from Paramapada was heralded in Thy numerous avatars when You did immense good to Your devotees. Great God, do come to us, to help us in our distress.

 

 

25. elaa lavanga ghanasaara sugandhi theertham 

divyamviyathsarasi hemaghateshu poornam |

drutwadhya vaidika shikhaamanaya: prahrushtaa: 

thishtaanthi venkatapathe ! thava suprabhaatham ||

 

 

 

The Brahmins, well versed in the Vedas, are now joyfully waiting (for worshipping you), carrying the golden pots filled with the water of the Divine Ganges (AkashGanga) which (waters) are rendered fragrant by (mixing of) the cardamoms, cloves and camphor. Lord of Venkatachala! May it be an auspicious dawn to Thee?

 

 

26. bhaaswaanudethi vikachaani saroruhaani 

sampurayanthi ninadai : kakubho vihanghaa: |

sri vaishnavaassathatha marthitha mangalaasthe

 dhaamaashrayanthi thava venkata ! subrabhatham ||

 

 

The twittering of birds on all sides proclaims the dawn of the day. Devotees are gathered in numbers and they sing their vociferous adoration to you.

 

 

27. bhramaadayas suravaraah samaharshayastthe

santhahs sanandana mukhaastvatha yogivaarya: |

 dhaamaanthike thavahi mangala vasthu hasthaah:

 sri Venkataachalapathe ! thava suprabhaatham ||

 

The Chief of Gods like Brahma, the great sages and the good Yogins as Sanandana are (waiting) at Thy abode, holding auspicious things in their hands. Lord of Venkatachala! May it be an auspicious dawn to Thee.

 

 

28. lakshmeenivaasa niravadya gunaika sindo :

 samsarasaagara samuththaranaika setho |

 vedaanta vedya nijavaibhava bhakta bhogya

 sri Venkataachalapathe ! thava suprabhaatham ||

 

 

Abode of Lakshmi! Ocean of faultless (and auspicious) virtues! Bridge to cross the ocean of transmigration (samsara)! One whose glory is known through the Upanishads! One enjoyed by the devotees! Lord of Venkatachala! May it be an auspicious dawn to Thee.

 

29. Iththam vrushaachalapatheriha suprabhaatham;

yE maanavaaha prathidinam patithum pravruthaa: |

theshaam prabhaathasamayE smruthirangabhaajaam

pragnyaam paraarthsulabhaam paramaam prasoothe !!

 

Oh Lord Srinivasa, Balaji, Venkateswara - arise to save us from  the Samsara Sagaram!

29. Day-to-day prayers to You, Lord Sri Venkatesa! to fetch untold
wealth of devotional culture and fervor, God, give us your grace.

 

 

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