Need help with Shloka
anandhudli at HOTMAIL.COM
Wed Feb 25 13:57:38 CST 1998
>> This is what I came up with:
>> shivaM shiva-karam.h sanaathaM shivaatmaanaM
>> shiva-maarga praNe-dharaM praNa-Dho.asmi
>> As you can see, I had trouble with "saantham"
>>and came up with "sanaathaM" (having the Lord as
>>Protector). This is very beautiful. Thank you
>>for sharing this shloka with us.
>>OM shaantiH, shaantiH, shaantiH
>The second line seems to follow the anushTup chandas, but there seems
>some problem with the first line meter. Sanaathanam would go with the
>second part of the first line. But that leaves two more words missing
>the first half of the first line? Can any one check?
> I agree you cannot put Him inside a meter!
I can see that the second line has 16 syllables. But the first has
12 syllables, assuming saantham is shaantaM.
The second line should read (in my opinion):
shivamaarga-praNetaaraM praNato .asmi sadaashivaM |
I bow to Him who is the chief among those of the path of Shiva
and who is Sadaashiva (eternally auspicious).
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