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Sri Vaidhyanatha Ashtakam Sri Adi Shankaracharya


(which cures diseases)
Sri Vaidyanatha Ashtakam is a beautiful Hymn Composed by Sri
Adi Shankara. Lord Shiva is considered as the king among physi-
cians (Lord Vaidyanatha) and many people visit Vaitheeswaran
Koil in Tamil Nadu to pray for curing of serious illness/
disease when they or their family members are affected by
it. Those who recite this prayer and pray the Lord Vaidyanatha,
who is with his consort Valambika (Thaiyal Nayaki), who removes
the fear of birth and death, would get cured of all great diseases.
The stotra has eight slokas and it is recommended to offer
(namaskaram) obeisance at the end of each sloka. We have also
given the Audio Link sung by Bombay Sisters for correct way of
hearing and chanting the sloka.

Sree rama soumithri jatayu veda


Shadanana adithya kuja archithaya
Sree neelakandaya dayamayaya
Sree vaidyanathaya namah: shivaya (1)

Oh Lord Vaidyanatha, the one who is worshipped by Rama, Lakshmana, Jatayu, the four Vedas,
Lord Subrahmanya, the Sun God, the Mars God, who is having a blue throat, who is merciful to his
devotees, I offer my obeisance to the Lord who is the King among Physicians.

Ganga pravahendu jada dharaya


Trilochanaya smara kaala hanthre
Samastha devairapi poojithaya
Sree vaidyanathaya namah: shivaya (2)

Oh Lord Vaidyanatha, the one who adores the sacred Ganga and the crescent moon on his head, who
has three eyes, who killed manmatha (god of love) and yama (god of death), who is worshipped by
all devas, I offer my obeisance to the Lord who is the King among Physicians.

Bhaktha priyaya tripuranthakaya


Pinakine dushta haraya nithyam
Prathyaksha leelaya manushya loke
Sree vaidyanathaya namah: shivaya (3)

Oh Lord Vaidyanatha, the one who loves his devotees, who has destroyed the three cities, who holds
the bow called ‘Pinaka’, one who destroys evil people , one who enact his divine play which enable
people to realize him, I offer my obeisance to the Lord who is the King among Physicians.

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Sri Vaidhyanatha Ashtakam Sri Adi Shankaracharya

Prabhootha vadadhi samastha roga


Pranasa karthre muni vandhthithaya
Prabhakare indu agni vilochanaya
Sree vaidyanathaya namah: shivaya (4)

Oh Lord Vaidyanatha, the one who cures all great diseases which affects from head to toe of the hu-
man body, who is saluted by great sages, for whom the Sun, Moon and Fire are eyes, I offer my obei-
sance to the Lord who is the King among Physicians.

Vaaksrothra nethrangri viheena jantho


Vaakshrothra nethrangri mukapradaya
Kushtadhi sarvonnatha roga hanthre
Sree vaidyanathaya namah: shivaya (5)

Oh Lord Vaidyanatha, the one who blesses those beings who have lost their speech, hearing, sight
and ability to walk with these abilities, who provides cure for devastating diseases like leprosy, I of-
fer my obeisance to the Lord who is the King among Physicians.

Vedantha vedhyaya jagan mayaya


Yogiswara dhyeya padambujaya
Trimurthy roopaya sahasra namne
Sree vaidyanathaya namah: shivaya (6)

Oh Lord Vaidyanatha, the one who can be known through vedantha, who is present everywhere
across the universe, whose lotus feet is meditated upon by great sages, who is of the form of tri-
murthy (Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva), who has thousand names, I offer my obeisance to the Lord who is
the King among Physicians.

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Swatheertha amrud basma brudanga bajam


Pisacha dukha arthi bhayapahaya
Athma swaroopaya sareera bajam
Sree vaidyanathaya namah: shivaya (7)

Oh Lord Vaidyanatha, the one who removes all sufferings by taking a dip in the holy tank of sidham-
rutha teertha, through the medicine molecules given in the temple, through the sacred ash, through
the soil taken from the neem tree and from the temple pond. The one who removes the effects
caused by bad spirits, the one who removes all fear and sorrow, the one who is the personification of
the soul as paramatma, I offer my obeisance to the Lord who is the King among Physicians.

Sree neelakandaya vrushad dwajaya


Sarakkanda basmadhya abhi shobithaya
Suputhra darathi subagyathaya
Sree vaidyanathaya namah: shivaya (8)

Oh Lord Vaidyanatha, the one who has the blue throat, who has the bull on his flag, who shines by
flowers, sacred ash and sandal, who grants devotees with good children and spouse, who blesses
with all good luck and prosperity, I offer my obeisance to the Lord who is the King among Physi-
cians.

Valambikesa vaidyesa
Bava roga haredi cha
Japen nama thrayam nithyam
Maha roga nivaranam

Those who recite this stotra thrice a day with devotion and pray the Lord Vaidyanatha who is with
his consort Valambika (Thaiyal Nayaki), would get cured of all great diseases and removes the fear
of birth and death.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9ijQKIaESk

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