Karpuragauram Karunavataram

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Karpura Gauram Karunavataram is an ancient Sanskrit Shloka related to Lord Shiva, and a popular aarti in Shaivism.[1][2][3]

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Sanskrit text IAST transliteration Translation
शिवयजुर्मन्त्र Śivayajurmantra The mantra to Shiva ...
कर्पूरगौरं करुणावतारम् karpūragauraṁ karuṇāvatāraṁ The one who is as pure as camphor, the embodiment of compassion.[2][4]
संसारसारं भुजगेन्द्रहारम् | sansārasāram bhujagendrahāram | The one who is the essence of the world, with the serpent king as his garland
सदा वसन्तं हृदयारविन्दे sadāvasantaṁ hṛdayāravinde Always residing in the lotus-like heart
भवं भवानीसहितं नमामि || bhavaṁ bhavānīsahitaṁ namāmi || Accompanied by the Goddess Bhavani (Parvati, Shiva's consort), I bow

In popular culture[edit]

The Shloka has been used on multiple times on the popular show Devon Ke Dev...Mahadev which was aired on channel Life OK in India.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Shiva Yajur Mantra (Karpur Gauram Karunavataram) with meaning". First Post India. p. 2. Retrieved 2014-02-28.
  2. ^ a b Subodh Kapoor (2002). Indian Encyclopaedia. Cosmo Publications. p. 3. ISBN 978-81-7755-257-7.
  3. ^ Devi Chand (1998). The Yajurveda: Sanskrit Text with English Translation. Munshiram Manoharlal. ISBN 978-81-215-0294-8.
  4. ^ "Siva: Karpur gauram karunaa avataaram meaning". Retrieved 2014-02-28.