Sunday, March 13, 2022

Charana Srnga Rahita Nataraja Stotram Audio


About six months ago, Mrs. Chitra Vaitheeswaran, a family friend of ours had invited us to her house for a Pooja for Sri Kanchi Maha Periyava Paadukaa. 

The sandals ( Paadukaa ) of a Divine Being is considered to represent the Being “Itself”. The Paaduka had been brought in from New Jersey by a Devotee.

Since this post is based upon that event, the picture at the top is that of Sri Kanchi Maha Periyava displaying the bottom of His Feet. 

Just a glimpse is meritorious; hence “You” the visitor have had sufficient spiritual capital to have this darshan of Him here. ( No credit to the author ).

We were happy to have received the invitation and attended the function. After the offerings of flowers, fruits, etc., some learned scholars recited Vedic hymns. 

Towards the end, a couple of attendees recited a stotram that moved me quite a bit, due to its rhythmic wording. I decided to record a couple of minutes of it towards the end on my iPhone.

About a month later, Srimathy asked me as to what that hymn was and if I could find it and let her know. After looking around, it was determined to be the Charana Srnga Rahita Nataraja Stotram, authored by Sri Patanjali Maha Rishi.

I came across some recitations of it in the internet, but they did not satisfy Adiyen’s psyche. Hence, here is my rendering of the stotram; check it out as an alternative method of presentation.

This is a very short hymn: only 5 minutes ! But it will fill you “experience” the Divine dance of Sri Nataraja !

There is quite a bit of detailed explanation in the link to the lyrics given towards the end. These lyrics are available in other languages also in that site.

And now the audio: 5 minutes long.

( Mobile devices: click download; then play.)

The Sanskrit lyrics can be found at :

Om Shree Kanchi Maha Periyava Namo Namaha !