rAga: aThAna / tAla: tishra tripuTa (7 beats)
bRhaspate tArApate brahmajAte namOstu te
mahAbala vibho gISpate maHnjudhanurmInAdhipate mahendrAdyupAsitakRte mAdhavAdivinutadhImate
shurAcAryavarya vajradhara shubhalakSaNa jagattrayaguro jarAdivarjitAkrodha kacajanakashritajanakalpataro purAriguruguhasammodita
putrakAraka dInabandho parAdicatvArivAksvarUpaprakAshaka dayAsindho nirAmayAya nItikartre niraHNkushAya vishvabhartre niraHNjanAya
bhuvanabhoktre niraHNshAya makhapradAtre
Salutations Brhaspati! Lord of Tara, one who is born of Brahma.
Oh omnipresent one, Oh Lord of great strength, Lord of speech, Lord of lovely Dhanus and Mina, whose form is adored by
Indra and the other Gods, and who is the great intellectual honored by divinities like Madhava.
Oh most esteemed teacher of the Gods, wielder of the thunderbolt, of auspicious markings, teacher of the three worlds,
one who is not affected by old age and the like, unexcitable, father of Kaca, the divine Kalpataru for those who take refuge
in Him, who is a delight to Shiva and Guruguha, and the bestower of offspring, kin to the distressed, the manifester of the
four phases of speech, an ocean of compassion. Who is devoid of all illness, the author of smrti, uncontrolled, the Lord of
the Universe, the untarnished one, who delights in the worlds and is the bestower of vigor.
Madurai Mani Iyer,T.N.Krishnan,Vellore Ramabhadran & Alangudi Ramachandran
Year of Recording : 1964Lyrics and Translation
Courtesy : Todd M. McComb