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4.     Śaṣāhānkhacakram sakirītikundalam, sapītavastram sarasīruhekshaṇam|

Sahāravakshastalam koustubha śriyam namāmi viṣṇum śirasā caturbhujam||

  • Word Meanings:
  • Śaṣāhānkhacakram :  conch, and the cakram ( wheel)
  • sakirītikundalam: with crown and earrings
  • sapītavastram: with yellow colored cloth
  • sarasīruh: Lotus petals
  • ekshaṇam: like eyes
  • Sahāravakshastalam:  chest adorned with necklaces
  • Koustubha:  a celebrated gem with 13 other jewels obtained at the churning of the ocean worn by Viṣṇu at his breast.
  • śriyam: resort to
  • namāmi : sing the Lord’s glories
  • Viṣṇum : Lord Viṣṇu
  • śirasā: bowing my head down
  • caturbhujam: with four hands
  • Translation:
I resort to singing the glories of Lord Viṣṇu bowing my head down, to the one who holds conch and cakram in two of his four hands, to the one who wears a bejeweled crown and earrings, wears yellow colored silk waist cloth, with eyes that looks like lotus petals and the chest adorned with the celestial jewel Koustubha.
  • Pronunciation:
    • Pronounce ā like in Car
    • Pronounce like in under
    • Pronounce     like in bushel
    • Pronounce  ī  like in feet
    • Pronounce like in chunk
    • Pronounce ś   like in shove
 

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