Kartikeya stotram

योगीश्वरो महासेनः कार्तिकेयोऽग्निनंदनः ।

स्कंदः कुमारः सेनानीः स्वामी शंकरसंभवः॥१॥

Yogiishvaro Mahaa-SenahKaartikeyo[a-Aa]gni-Nandanah |

Skandah Kumaarah Senaaniih SvaamiiShankara-Sambhavah ||1||



Meaning:

1.1: (Salutations to Sri Kartikeya) Whois a Master Yogi, Who is known as Mahasena when referred to as the Son of AgniDeva and Who is known as Kartikeya when referred to as the son of the sixKritikas,

1.2: Who is known as Skanda when referredto as son of Devi Parvati, Who is known as Kumara when referred to as son ofDevi Ganga, Who is the Leader of the Army of Devas, Who is our Master and Whois Born of Lord Shankara.



गांगेयस्ताम्रचूडश्च ब्रह्मचारी शिखिध्वजः।

तारकारिरुमापुत्रः क्रौंचारिश्च षडाननः ॥२॥

Gaangeyas-Taamra-Cuuddashca BrahmacaariiShikhi-Dhvajah |

Taaraka-Arir-Umaa-Putrah Krauncaa-RishcaSsaddaananah ||2||



Meaning:

2.1: (Salutations to Sri Kartikeya) Whois Loved by Mother Ganga and His Follower Tamrachuda, Who is Celebate and hasPeacock as His Emblem,

2.2: Who is the Enemy of Tarakasura andKrauncasura, Who is the Son of Devi Uma and has Six Faces.



शब्दब्रह्मसमुद्रश्च सिद्धः सारस्वतो गुहः।

सनत्कुमारो भगवान् भोगमोक्षफलप्रदः ॥३॥

Shabdabrahmasamudrashca SiddhahSaarasvato Guhah |

Sanatkumaaro BhagavaanBhogamokssaphalapradah ||3||



Meaning:

3.1: (Salutations to Sri Kartikeya) Whois Accomplished in the Knowlege of the Ocean of Sabda-Brahman, Who is Eloquentin describing the Great Spiritual Secrets of the Sabda-Brahman and hence aptlyknown as Guha when referred to as the Son of Lord Shiva (who is the embodimentof Sabda-Brahman),

3.2: Who is Always Youthful and Pure likeSanatkumara, Who is Divine and Who Grants both the Fruits for Worldly Enjoyment(due to meritorious deeds) and final Liberation.



शरजन्मा गणाधीश पूर्वजो मुक्तिमार्गकृत् ।

सर्वागमप्रणेता च वांच्छितार्थप्रदर्शनः॥४॥

Sharajanmaa Gannaadhiisha PuurvajoMuktimaargakrt |

Sarvaagamaprannetaa CaVaancchitaarthapradarshanah ||4||



Meaning:

4.1: (Salutations to Sri Kartikeya) Whowas Born on Shara, a particular variety of grass and hence known as Saravana,Whose Elder is Sri Ganesha and Who has Created (i.e. Shown) the Path ofLiberation,

4.2: Who is Reverentially Saluted by Allthe Agamas (Scriptures) And Who Shows the Way towards the Desired Object ofSpiritual Life (as mentioned in the Scriptures).





अष्टाविंशतिनामानि मदीयानीति यः पठेत् ।

प्रत्यूषं श्रद्धया युक्तो मूकोवाचस्पतिर्भवेत् ॥५॥

Assttaavimshatinaamaani Madiiyaaniiti YahPatthet |

Pratyuussam Shraddhayaa Yukto MuukoVaacaspatirbhavet ||5||



Meaning:

5.1: My Devotees who Repeat My TwentyEight Names and Contemplate on My Spiritual Precepts ...

5.2: Everyday in the Early Morning withFaith and Devotion, will Become a Master of Speech even if he is Dumb (due tolack of wisdom).



महामंत्रमयानीति मम नामानुकीर्तनम् ।

महाप्रज्ञामवाप्नोति नात्र कार्या विचारणा॥६॥

Mahaamantramayaaniiti MamaNaamaanukiirtanam |

Mahaaprajnyaamavaapnoti Naatra KaaryaaVicaarannaa ||6||



Meaning:

6.1: My Spiritual Precepts and DevotionalRepetition of My Names will act like Maha Mantra,

6.2: Also Devotee will Obtain GreatWisdom and Intelligence by Contemplating on My Divine Leela





इति श्रीरुद्रयामले प्रज्ञाविवर्धनाख्यं

श्रीमत्कार्तिकेयस्तोत्रं सम्पूर्णम् ॥७॥

Iti Shrii-RudrayaamalePrajnyaa-Vivardhan-Aakhyam

Shriimat-Kaartikeya-Stotram Sampuurnnam||7||



Meaning:

7.1: Thus Ends the Description whichAugments the Intelligence and Wisdom from the Rudra Yamala text,

7.2: Thus Ends the Eulogy of theIllustrious Sri Kartikaya.