Sri Venkateshwara Swamy Suprabhatam Lyrics in English
Kousalya supraja Rama poorva sandhya pravarthathe
Uttishta Narasardula karthavyamdhaivamanhikam ॥ 1 ॥
Uthishtothishta Govinda Uthishta Garuda dwaja
Uthishta Kamalakantha trilokyam mangalam kuru ॥ 2 ॥
Matahassamastha jagatham MaduKaitabareh
Vaksho viharini manohara divya murthe
Sriswamini sritha jana priya dana seele
Sree Venkatesa dayite tava suprabhatham ॥ 3 ॥
Bhavatu prasannna mukha chandramandale
Vidhi Sankarendra vanithabhirarchite
Vrisha saila natha Dayite Dayanidhe! ॥ 4 ॥
Atryadi sapta rishayah samupasya sandhyam
Akasa sindhu kamalani manoharani
Aadaya Padayugam archayitum prapannah
Seshadri sekhara vibho tava suprabhatham ॥ 5 ॥
Panchananabja Bhava Shanmukha Vasavadyah
Trivikramadi charitam Vibhudas stuvanti
Bhashapathih Patathi vasara suddhimaarat
Seshadri sekhara vibho thava Suprabhatham ॥ 6 ॥
Eeshatprapulla saraseeruha narikela
Poogadrumadi sumanohara palikanam
Aavati mandam Anilassaha divyagandhaih
Seshadri Sekhara Vibho tava suprabhatham ॥ 7 ॥
Unmeelya netrayugam uttama Panjarasthah
Pathrava sishta kadaleephala payasani
Bhuktva saleelamatah Keli sukah patanthi
Seshadri sekhara Vibho tava Suprabhatham ॥ 8 ॥
Tantree prakarsha madurasswanaya Vipanchya
Gayatyanantha charitham tava Naradopi
Bhasha samagram asakrit kara chara ramyam
Seshadri Sekhara Vibho tava Suprabhatham ॥ 9 ॥
Bringavali cha makharanda rasaani viddah
Jangara geetha ninadhais saha sevanaya
Niryatyupanta sarasee kamalodharebhyah
Seshadri sekahra Vibho tava Suprabhatam ॥ 10 ॥
Yosha ganena varadadni vimatyamane
Goshalayeshu dadi manthana teevra goshah
Roshat kalim vidadate kakhubhascha kumbah
Seshadri sekhara Vibho tava suprabhatham ॥ 11 ॥
Padmesa mitra satha pathragathali vargah
harthum sriyam kuvalayasya nijanga Lakshmya
Seshadri sekhara vibho tava Suprabhatham ॥ 12 ॥
Srimannabhishta varadakhila lokhabando
Sri Srinivasa dayaika sindho
Sri devata griha bhujantara divyamurte
Sri Venkatachalapathe tava suprabhatham ॥ 13 ॥
Sri swami pushkarinikaplava nirmalan kah
sreyorthino Hara Virincha Sanandanadyah
Dvare vasanthi vara vetrahatottamangah
Sri Venkatachalapathe tava suprabhatam ॥ 14 ॥
Sri Seshasaila Garudachala Venkatadri
Narayanadri Vrishabhadri Vrishadri mukhyam
Aakhyam tvadiya vasateranisham vadanti
Sri Venkatachalapathe tava suprabhatam ॥ 15 ॥
Sevaparah Siva Suresa krisanudharma
Rakshombunatha Pavamana Dhanadhi nathah
Baddanjalif pravilasan nija sirsha desah
Sri Venkatachalapathe tava suprabatam ॥ 16 ॥
Dhateeshu te Vihagaraja mrigadhiraja
Nagadhiraja gajaraja haydhirajah
Sri Venkatachalapate tava suprabhatam ॥ 17 ॥
Suryendu Bhauma Budha Vakpati Kavyasowri
Swarbhanu Ketu divishat parishat pradhanah
Tvaddasa dasa charamow atidasa dsah
Sri Venkatachala pate tava suprabhatam ॥ 18 ॥
Tvat pada dooli parita spuritottamangah
Svargapavarga nirapeksha nijantarangah
Kalpagamakalaniah aakulatam labhante
Sri Venkatachalapate tava suprabhatam ॥ 19 ॥
Tvad gopuragra sikharani nirikshamanah
Svargapavarga padaveem paramam srayantah
Martya manushya bhuvane matim aasraaynte
Sri Venkatachalapate tava suprabhatam ॥ 20 ॥
Sri Bhoomi Nayaka dayadi gunamrutapte
Devadideva jagadeka saranya Moorte
Sriman Anantha Garudadhibhir architangre
Sri Venkatachala pate tava suprabhatam ॥ 21 ॥
Sri Padmanabha Purushottama Vasudeva
Vaikunta Madhava Janardana Chkrapane
Srivatsa chihna saranagata Parijata
Sri Venkatachalapate tava suprabhatam ॥ 22 ॥
Kandarpa darpahara sundara divya murte
Kanta kuchamburuha kudmala lola dhrishte
kalyana nirmala gunakara divya kirte
Sri Venkatachalapate tava suprabhatam ॥ 23 ॥
Meena krite kamatakola Nrisimha varnin
Swamin Paraswatah Tapodhaa Ramachandra
Seshamsa Rama Yadunandana Kalki rupa
Srivenkatachalapate tava suprabhatam ॥ 24 ॥
Ela lavanga ganasara sugandhitirtham
Divyam viyat sariti hema ghateshu poornam
Dhrutva adya vaidhika sikhamanayh prahrishtah
Sri Venkatachalapate tava suprabhatam ॥ 25 ॥
Bhaswanu deti vikachani saroruhani
Sampoorayanti vihagih kakubho vihangah
Sri Vaishnavas satatam artitha mangalaste
Sri Venkatachalapate tava suprabhatam ॥ 26 ॥
Brahmadayas sura varas sa Mahrshayaste
Santas Sananthana mukhas tava yogi varyah
Dhamantike tava hi mangala vastu hastah
Sri Venkatachalapate tava suprabhatam ॥ 27 ॥
Lakshmi Nivasa niravadya gunaika sindho
Samsara sagara samuttaranaika seto
Vedanta vedya nijavaibhava bhakta bhogya
Sri Venkatachalapate tava suprabhatam ॥ 28 ॥
Sri Venkateshwara Swamy Suprabhatam Meaning:
O Rama! Great Son of Kausalya, the Sun is about to rise in the Eastern skies; please arise to offer the early morning oblations
Awake! O Govinda! The holder of flag mast with the King of Aves-Garuda emblem; Cast aside your sleep to bestow your protection and solace to the Universe.
Sri Lakshmi, Goddess of riches! You reside in the heart of Sri Maha Vishnu; O celestial beauty-one that captures the attention of the minds of humans, O bestower of all benefits to those who fall at His feet, O dear and the better half of Lord Venkateswara! I offer this morning Pranamams to you.
O Devi! A fine morning to you whose eyes are like the petals of a lotus and the bright face of the full moon; the consorts of Brahma, Sankara and Indra pay their respects to you. The ocean of mercy! Dear to the Lord of the Vrishabadri!
O resident of Seshadri! the seven holy rishis (saptharshis) headed by Atri, having performed their morning sandhya, are at your feet offering beautiful lotuses and the waters of heavenly rivers. Please receive their humble offerings
All the deities Gods from Brahma, Shiva, Shanmukha and others are praising your TriVikrama avathara, Brhaspathi, the Saint Guru of Devas is reading out the Panchangam (almanac). O Lord! May this morning be glorious
O the Mighty Lord who dwells in the Serpentine Hill of Seshadri! The morning scene is beautiful with the tossing of water lillies, coconut trees and transplanted young paddy fields. The morning breeze is blowing smoothly, carrying these pleasant fragrances, wishing a very good morning to you.
O Venkateswara! The temple parrots are singing pleasantly after having tasted the fruits, payasa (a liquid Sweet offering) in your Pooja vessels and quenching their thirst; I pray for a good morning to you.
With his melodious musical instruments Sage Narada is singing your endless stories, set to music and dancing to the enchanting music with lovely hand gestures, may this morning be beautiful.
O Lord who dwells on the sacred mountain Seshagiri! The swarm of bees from the lotus flowers of the nearby tank has come out after tasting the honey and carrying makharanda (sweet honey filled) pollen, waiting for your Divine glimpse on this early morning
O Universal Lord! The milkmaids are churning their curd pots and are singing; the two sounds are synchronizing with each other giving origin to a new morning raga. May this morning be glorious to you!
The swarm of bees in the lotuses is friends of the sun and is making loud sounds with a view to surpassing the splendor of the lustrous blue lotuses. Lord of Seshachala! May it be an auspicious dawn to Thee.
O Srinivasa! The bestowal of all desired boons, closest kith and kin of the universe, ocean of compassion, O Lord of charming! Let this morning bring glory to you.
O Lord of Lords! Having taken their holy dip in the Swami pushkarini, Gods like Brahma and Siva and sages such as Sanandana are waiting at the door for your Dharsan with their hands raised holding the cane (for controlling the crowds). Good morning to you.
Glory to you O Lord of Seven Hills! Whose abode is described incessantly in the Holy books, variously as Seshachala, Garudachala, Venkatadri, Narayanadri, Vrishabahadri and Vrishadri as the important seven hills in which You reside?
O Lord! Desirous of serving you, Siva and Indra with their heads bowed and Kubera the lord of Wealth and the protectors of the eight directions (Dikpalakas) with their hands folded in front of you in reverence are waiting for your call to discharge their daily duties.
O Venkatesa! Seeking your benevolent look of approval, the Lord of Aves- Garuda and other leaders of your retinue are jostling for your first look to enhance their supervisory authority. Good morning to you.
O Lord! The overlords of the nine planets, (Surya, Chandra, Angaraka, Budha, Guru, Shukra, Sani, Rahu, Kethu) are ready waiting to offer you their service.
Your devotees having been purified by the dust of your feet, are serving you with intense devotion forgetting their real interest in Moksha and doubting whether they could get this opportunity in their next birth or not.
O Venkateswara! People who are interested to rest at Your divine feet seeking mukti, look at the Vimana (crown) of your temple and want to serve you in this earthly abode forgetting what they came for.
Morning wishes to you O Srinivasa! You are the lord of the Mother Earth (Bhoomi). You possess innumerable qualities like compassion, Love etc. Lord of all Gods! The only refuge of the universe and waited on at your feet by Nityasuris (eternal companions) like Ananta and Garuda. Good morning.
O Padmanabha, Purushottama, Vasudeva, Vaikunta Madhava, identified by your insignias of Srivatsa and the disc (Sudarshana chakra) in your hand, You are like the heavenly Parijata tree in granting the wishes of those who surrender at your feet. A fine morning to you my Lord!
Your Divyamangala vigraha(Divine posture) is so beautiful as to vanquish the pride of Manmatha (Lord of celestial Beauty). You are renowned in the Worlds for your unblemished auspicious qualities and you cast your blossoming eyesight on the fine parts of Mahalakshmi. Good morning to you.
O Venktesa! You have helped the world by your ten avatars like Matsya, Kurma, Narasimha, Vamana, Parasu, Rama etc. Good morning to you.
O Venkatachalapati, brahmins with Vedic chants are waiting upon you with pots of Akasa Ganga water scented with cardamom, clove and other spices. May this be a glorious morning to You.
The sun has raised and flowers have opened their petals; the chirping of birds is echoed from all directions. Sri Vaishnavas are waiting to sing your praise. Let this morning be glorious to you.
O Venkatesa! Gods like Brahma, sadhus and yogeswaras like Sanaka and Sanatana, are waiting at your gates bearing auspicious Pooja materials. Morning glory to you.
O Lord the abode of Lakhmi, the ocean of good qualities, the only boat to cross the ocean of Samsara, the true knowledge sought by Vedanta(Upanishads), the lord of true glory enjoyed by devotees, glory to you.
Who Composed Venkateshwara Swamy Suprabhatam:
Sri Venkateswara Suprabhatham was written by Prativada Bhayankara Sri Anantacharya, who is also known as Anangaracharyar and P.B.Annan, in the year 1430 A.D.. He was an ardent disciple of Sri Manavala Mamuni, who had, earlier in his life, written another great work of poetic art, Sri Ranganatha Suprabhatham.
The deities of Sridevi Bhudevi sameta Sri Padamnabha Swamy, Sri Lakshmi Narayana Swamy and twelve other Divya Salagrama Silas, that were worshiped daily by Sri Ananthacharya in his everyday pooja, are now being worshiped everyday in the Divya Salagrama Kshetra of Tirupathi, Andhra Pradesh.
What is Suprabhatham:
Suprabhatham means, “Auspicious Morning” and consists of 29 Slokas.The divine process of waking up the holy Lord everyday begins with the recitation of these 29 Slokas.
What is Sthotram:
Sthotram means an “Entreaty” and consists of 11 stanzas. These stanzas are recited to praise the glory of Lord Venkateswara requesting Him to offer us protection from all the evil forces of this inhuman world.
What is Prapatthi:
Prapatthi consists of 16 verses and are recited by the devotees offering their complete surrender to His holy Lotus feet.
What is Mangalaa Saasanam:
Mangalaa Saasanam consists of fourteen Slokas that are recited in praise of His noble qualities of glory and auspiciousness.
Benefits of Venkateshwara Swamy Suprabhatam:
Complete Explanation of Verses/hidden messages of Verses:
In the first Sloka in “Prapatthi”, the poet offers salutations to Goddess Sri Lakshmi, the eternal resident on the chest of Sri Maha Vishnu (Lord Venkateswara), who is identical to Venkataa Chalapati; augmenter of His quality; holder of Lotuses in Her two hands resembling tender leaves; sitter in the posture of Padmasana;
Shiner with affection for sons and other amiable and magnanimous qualities; and worshipful Goddess (Bhagavathi) and then pays his obeisance to Her.. In the next fifteen stanzas, the poet surrenders himself to the holy lotus feet of Lord Venkateswara.
The third and the fourth stanzas of “Sri Venkateswara Suprabhatham” are dedicated to Goddess Sri Maha Lakshmi, invoked as the Consort of Sri Venkateswara, the Lord of Vrisha Saila or Vrishabhadri, one of the seven sacred hills of Tirumala hill shrine.
Next 24 Slokas in Sri Venkateswara Suprabhatham are dedicated to Lord Sri Venkateswara, addressing Him as Seshadri Sekhara Vibho, Venkataa Chalapathi, Venkata Pathi, and Vrisha Saila Pathi, greeting Him on that auspicious morning in His avatar as Venkateswara in Bhu Loka.
The Eighth stanza of Mangalaa Sasanam proclaims that “always till the end of time, people having Sri Venkateswara Darsanam in the Tirumala Temple, will feel in-satiate gazing at His nectarine form for once or for a short time or for any number of times.
In the ninth stanza of “Mangalaa Sasanam”, the poet Sri Ananthacharya pronounces Mangalam to Sri Venkateswara, who is indicating with His hand that His feet alone are the sole refuge to human beings in this Kali Yuga.
(It is for this reason alone, the devotees visiting Tirumala Temple just stand in front of His Moola Virat, trying to look at His Divya Mangala Roopa for as much time as people..)
In the tenth stanza in “Prapatthi”, the poet announces that, “as the Rig Veda declares that Lord Vishnu’s feet are the most exalted state of attainment and are a fountain of Honey and enjoyable, they are here again pointed to by Sri Venkateswara’s palm as a similar spring of Honey, so he is surrendering himself at His feet.
In the eleventh stanza, the poet further states that,”at the Lotus feet which He, as Partha Sarathi, showed Arjuna for his unreserved submission, is once again pointing at them for his surrender.The last and the 29th Sloka solemnly states that, “the reciters developed intellect will conduce towards “Paramartha,”, the highest desired state of “Moksha”, the beatitude.
“Lord Sri Venkateswara, the Supreme Savior of this sin filled Kali Yuga, shall certainly save all the devotees who unconditionally surrender themselves and all their problems to His holy Lotus feet”