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Guha panchakam

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

Translated by P. R. Ramachander

Guha is another name of Lord Subramanya. Chanting of this five stanza poem brings wealth, cures diseases and can lead to a happy and prosperous life,

Omkara Nagarastham Tham Nigamandha vaneshwaram,
Nithyamekam Shivam santham vande guham umasutham., 1

Salutations to Guha the son of Uma,
Who lives in the sound Om,
Who owns the forest of Vedantha,
Who is forever stable,
Who is peaceful
And who is peace himself.

Vachamma gocharam Skandham Chidu dyana viharinam,
Gurumurthim mahesanam vande Guham Umasutham., 2

Salutations to Guha the son of Uma,
Who is beyond the reach of words,
Who is Skanda,
Who lives in the garden of meditation,
Who is an ideal teacher,
And who is worshipped even by Lord Shiva.

Sachidananda roopesam samsaradwantha deepakam,
Subramanyam anadyantham vande Guham Umasutham., 3

Salutations to Guha the son of Uma,
Who is personification of truth, god and happiness,
Who provides light to cross the darkness of life,
Who is called Subrahmanya,
And who does not have end nor beginning,

Swaminatham dayasindhum bhavabdha tharakam prabhum,
Nishkalangam gunatheetham vande guham umasutham., 4

Salutations to Guha the son of Uma,
Who is the Lord of the God,
Who is the ocean of mercy,
Who is the bridge to cross the ills of life,
Who is great,
Who is without any blemish,
And who is beyond the concept of qualities.

Nirakaram niradharam nirvikaram niraamayam,
Nirdwandwam cha niralambam vande guham umasutham., 5

Salutations to Guha the son of Uma,
Who is without any form.
Who does not depend on any one,
Who neither becomes happy nor sad,
Who is for ever,
Who does not have another similar to him,
And who does not have attachments.