Guru Paduka Stotram is a very powerful chant that glorifies the “sandals of the Guru,” which are symbolically represented as “the boat to help cross the endless ocean of life.” This chant enables one to become receptive to the Guru’s Grace.

Guru Paduka Stotram sung by Isha Brahmacharis is part of Vairagya, an album of chants available as a free Android App and as mp3 downloads.

The Sanskrit lyrics are also given below.

Sadhguru: If grace is not available to you or you are not available to grace, it does not matter how much money you have, how much wealth you have, whatever nonsense you have, you will not live a beautiful life. A Guru’s grace is not some airy thing that you imagine. It is a very physical presence. It’s as physical as the breeze that you feel. It’s as physical as the sunlight.

What you refer to as the Guru is just a certain energy, a certain possibility. It is not the person. A certain person has only become a representative of that energy and that space. If you have to see, it is light that you need, not the light bulb. But right now that particular light bulb happens to be the source of light. So you tend to think “I cannot exist without the light bulb.” On one level it is true. But the nature of the Guru is not limited to time and space. So it is not because you sit next to the light bulb you get the maximum light. You could be a thousand miles away and you may receive more grace than the person who is right now sitting next to that person.

Success will not come to you without grace. Somehow, one way or the other you have to learn to be receptive to grace. Just your mental state may make you receptive, the way you keep your body may make you receptive, the way you keep your emotions may make you receptive or you have more complex methods, you understand the mechanics of how it works and you become receptive. But without grace there will be no success. You maybe brilliant but still you will be a failure. You may be immensely capable still you will be a failure.

But a moment of grace, and suddenly you will see everything will be successful. For you to be peaceful, for you to be happy, you can do it from within. If you know how to keep your body and your mind, you can do these things. But being successful in what you’re doing will not happen without grace. Without the lubricant of grace your machine will not go too far. Everything will be an uphill task in your life. Most human beings do this to themselves because they are so full of themselves. They will not become available to grace. Everything in their life is hard work – education is hard work, going to work is hard work, marriage is one big hard work. But if you become very receptive to grace, you find everything is effortless because you are now a well-lubricated being.

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Guru Paduka Stotram

Anantha samsara samudhra thara naukayithabhyam guru bhakthithabhyam,
Vairagya samrajyadha poojanabhyam, namo nama sri guru padukabhyam.

Kavithva varahsini sagarabhyam, dourbhagya davambudha malikabhyam,
Dhoorikrutha namra vipathithabhyam, namo nama sri guru padukabhyam.

Natha yayo sripatitam samiyu kadachidapyashu daridra varya,
Mookascha vachaspathitham hi thabhyam, namo nama sri guru padukabhyam.

Naleeka neekasa pada hrithabhyam, nana vimohadhi nivarikabyam,
Nama janabheeshtathathi pradhabhyam namo nama sri guru padukabhyam.

Nrupali mouleebraja rathna kanthi saridvi raja jjashakanyakabhyam,
Nrupadvadhabhyam nathaloka pankhthe, namo nama sri guru padukabhyam.

Papandhakara arka paramparabhyam, thapathryaheendra khageswarabhyam,
Jadyabdhi samsoshana vadawabhyam namo nama sri guru padukabhyam.

Shamadhi shatka pradha vaibhavabhyam, Samadhi dhana vratha deeksithabhyam,
Ramadhavangri sthira bhakthidabhyam, namo nama sri guru padukabhyam.

Swarchaparana makhileshtathabhyam, swaha sahayaksha durndarabhyam,
Swanthacha bhava pradha poojanabhyam, namo nama sri guru padukabhyam.

Kaamadhi sarpa vraja garudabhyam, viveka vairagya nidhi pradhabhyam,
Bhodha pradhabhyam drutha mokshathabhyam, namo nama sri guru padukabhyam.

Editor’s Note: To read about the significance of mantras, visit Sadhguru Spot on Becoming A Mantra.

You can find the other Mystic Chants here.

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  • Radha

    This is so beautiful,if you are touched it is beyond any word…..I have been in the Grace, may HisGrace never leave me.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lvkharthikrajha Kharthikrajha Viswanathan

    i need lyrics with meaning either in english or tamil.

  • Subramanian Ramki

    Let there be grace in everyone’s life. Jai Sadhguru!

  • Hari

    I am blessed with Sadhgurus grace.

  • SivakumarGopalan

    Such a beautiful rendering of the chant and such wonderful editing of Sadhguru videos/ photos. It is a great privilege and blessing to be at Sadhguru’s feet and be a recipient of his grace.

  • http://www.facebook.com/nobel.roberto Nobel Roberto

    Are there samples for the below 3 songs ?

    Bhrahmanda swaroopa,
    Aum Namah Sivaya
    Shamboo.
    Can any one post the links to the songs?

    Thanks a lot.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sivesh.skumar.3 Sivesh S Kumar

    Koti Thanks Sadhguru.Thank You for all your grace in advance

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=520336466 Viji Ranganath

    Guru Paduka Stotram – Adi Shankaracharya

    Anantha samsara samudhra thara naukayithabhyam guru bhakthithabhyam,
    Vairagya samrajyadha poojanabhyam, namo nama sri guru padukhabyam. 1

    The crossing of the endless ocean of
    samsara is possible by the boat that is sincere devotion to the Guru.
    Showing me the way to the valuable
    dominion of renunciation, O dear Guru, I bow to thy holy sandals.

    Kavithva varasini sagarabhyam, dourbhagya davambudha malikabhyam,
    Dhoorikrutha namra vipathithabhyam, namo nama sri guru padukhabyam. 2

    Like a full moon for the ocean of the Knowledge, Like down pour of water to put out the fire of misfortunes,
    Removing the various distresses of
    those who surrender to them, O dear Guru, I bow to thy holy sandals.

    Natha yayo sripatitam samiyu kadachidapyasu daridra varya,
    Mookascha vachaspathitham hi thabhyam, namo nama sri guru padukhabyam. 3

    Those who prostrate to the blessed
    padukas of their Guru, becomes possessors of great wealth, and overcome the
    curse of their poverty very quickly.

    Such is the inexplicable power of
    these padukas that the dumb ones become eloquent speakers, O dear Guru, I bow
    to thy holy sandals.

    Naleeka neekasa pada hrithabhyam, nana vimohadhi nivarikabyam,
    Nama janabheeshtathathi pradhabhyam namo nama sri guru padukhabyam. 4

    Attracting us to the lotus like feet of our Guru, removing all kinds of desires borne out of ignorance, Fulfilling all the desires of the
    disciple who bows humbly, O dear Guru, I bow to thy holy sandals.

    Nrupali mouleebraja rathna kanthi sariddha raja jjashakanyakabhyam,
    Nrupadvadhabhyam nathaloka pankhthe hey, namo nama sri guru padukhabyam. 5

    Shining like a precious stone adorning the crown of a king, they stand out like
    a beautiful damsel in a river invested with crocodiles.
    They raise the devotees to the state
    of sovereign emperors, O dear Guru, I bow to thy holy sandals.

    Papandhakara arka paramparabhyam, thapathryaheendra khageswarabhyam,
    Jadyadhi samsoshana vadaveebhyam namo nama sri guru padukhabyam. 6

    Shining radiantly like the Sun, effacing the endless darkness of the
    disciples sins, Like an eagle for the snake like tree-fold pains of samsara,
    Like a conflagration of fire whose heat dries away the ocean of ignorance, To such supreme padukas of my Guru, I humbly surrender

    Shamadhi shatka pradha vaibhavabhyam, Samadhi dhana vratha deeksithabhyam,
    Ramadhavadeegra sthirha bhakthidabhyam, namo nama sri guru padukhabyam. 7

    They endow us with the glorious six qualities like Shama, Full of charity to bless the initiated ones with the ability to go into Samadhi,
    Blessing the devotees with permanent devotion for the feet of Lord Vishnu (Ramadhava), to such divine padukas, I offer my prayers.

    Swarchaparana makhileshtathabhyam, swaha sahayaksha durndarabhyam,
    Swanthachad bhava pradha poojanabhyam, namo nama sri guru padukhabyam. 8

    Fulfilling all the wishes of the disciples, Who are ever available and dedicated for Sewa, Awakening the sincere aspirants to the divine state of self-realization, To such divine padukas I bow again and again.

    Kaamadhi sarpa vraja garudabhyam, viveka vairagya nidhi pradhabhyam,
    Bhodha pradhabhyam drutha mokshathabhyam, namo nama sri guru padukhabyam. 9

    They are like an eagle for all the serpents of desires, Blessing us with the valuable treasure of discrimination and renunciation,
    Granting us the knowledge to get instant liberation from the shackles of the life, To such divine padukas I bow again and again.

    • Pruthvi Balachandra Kalyandurg

      This is not written by Adi Shankaracharya! Its written Sri Sri Sri Sacchidananda Shivabhhinava Nrusimha Bharathi Mahaswamiji, 33rd Jagadguru of Sringeri :) :)

  • Madhu

    It was reverberating the whole of Isha on the Guru Poornima day. The experience is beyond words. 21′ Lord Shiva statue unvieled and the mahat…. Wonderful.