Sri Bilva Stotram

Lord Shiva
Lord Shiva

Sri Bilva Stotram is the compilation of chants worshipping Lord Shiva. The chants are recited while submitting the bilva leaf to Lord Shiva in prayers. This can be chanted even as a prayer song in the sanctum.

Bilva called as Vilvam in Tamil, is as auspicious as Tulasi. While tulasi is used to do Puja for Sri Maha Vishnu, bilva is used for doing Puja for Sri Shiva. The biological name of bilva is Aagel Marmelos and it has excellent medicinal powers.

Beliefs with respect to bilva leaf

The trifoliate bilva is said to represent
-three Murti such as Brahma, Vishnu & Shiva;
-three eyes of Shiva; and
-His trident.

As per Sri Shiva Puran, a bilva is considered to be equal to 1000 lotuses.

In a bilva leaf,
-Lord Brahma resides at its bottom;
-Lord Vishnu lives in its middle; and
-Lord Shiva lives in its tip.

As per Sri Bilva Shtakam, the Bilva tree emanated from the breast of Sri Lakshmi.

As per Sri Skanda Puran, Bilva has emanated from the sweat droplets of Sri Parvathi Devi when they fell on Mandara mountains.

Goddess Parvathi exists in the Bilva tree in all Her manifestations as mentioned below:
-At the roots, She resides as Girija, the mountain born;
-At the trunk, She resides as Maheshwari, the consort of Maheshwar;
-At the branches, She resides as Dakshayani, the daughter of Daksha;
-At the leaves, She resides as Parvathi, the daughter of mountain King;
-At the fruits, She resides as Katyayani, the mother of Karthikeya; and
-At the flowers, She resides as Gauri who did penance to marry Shiva.

Sri Bilva Stotram
Bilva Tree

Special days to perform Bilva Puja to Lord Shiva

-Monday
-Ashtami day
-Pradosham day
-Masik Shivrathri day
-Arudra Star day
-Thursday

Sri Bilva Stotram
Sri Ishwarya Eshwar

Sri Bilva Stotram

This comprises of Sri Bilvashtakam (8 stanzas) and Sri Bilva Ashtotram (108 stanzas). Sri Adi Sankaracharya is considered as the composer of both the Slokas. As per the legend, Sri Bilva Stotram is said to be the conversation between Sri Maha Vishnu and Goddess Parvathi Devi as Siva Rahasya.

However, there are various versions of both the Slokas which exceed the limit of 8 and 108 stanzas. Hence the Slokas are combined and provided here. This narrative contains the Devanagari script, English transliteration and a simple English translation.

त्रिदलं त्रिगुणाकारं त्रिनॆत्रंच त्रियायुधं
त्रिजन्म पाप संहारम् ऎक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (1)
thridhaLam thriguNaakaaram thrinethraMcha thriyaayudhaM
thrijanma paapa saMhaaram eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM
A bilva leaf is three foliated representing
-three characteristics (guna) such as stability (satvam), being active (rajas) & calmness (tamas);
-three eyes of Lord Shiva which denote the Sun, Moon and Fire; and
-three weapons such as mace, trident (trishul) & bow (with arrows).
If bilva is offered to Lord Shiva it shall destroy the sins committed by us in the three births;
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

त्रिशाखैः बिल्वपत्रैश्च अच्चिद्रैः कॊमलैः शुभैः
तवपूजां करिष्यामि ऎक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (2)
thrishaakhaih bilvapathraishchah ach-chidhraih komalaih shubhaih
thavapoojaaM kariShyaami eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM
A bilva leaf 
-has three branches without any blemish;
-is very soft and tender; and
-is a symbol of auspiciousness;
Lord Shiva, for doing penance on you and to worship you, I humbly offer and surrender to you with such a bilva leaf.

सर्व त्रैलोक्य कर्तारं सर्व त्रैलोक्य पालनम् ।
सर्व त्रैलोक्य हर्तारं एक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (3)
sarva thrailokya karthaaraM sarva thrailokya paalanam
sarva thrailokya harthaaram eka bilvaM
shivaarpaNaM

Lord Shiva who is worshipped with bilva leaf is the creator, protector and the eliminator of three worlds such as earth, heaven (above earth) and paathal (beneath earth);
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

नागाधि राजवलयं नाग हारेण भूषितम् ।
नाग कुण्डल संयुक्तं एक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (4)
naagaaDhi raajavalayaM naaga haaraeNa Bhooshitham
naaga kuNdela samyuktham eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM

Lord Shiva
-is humbly worshipped by the king of snakes by way of surrounding Him;
-adorns Himself with snakes as His ornaments; and
-wears them also as ear jewels;
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

अक्ष मालाधरं रुद्रं पार्वती प्रियवल्लभम् ।
चन्द्रशेखरमीशानं एक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (5)
akSha maalaaDharaM rudhraM paarvathee priyavallaBham
chandhra-shekharam-eeshaanaM eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM

Lord Shiva who is in the form of Rudra
-wears a garland made of beads;
-is the affectionate consort of Parvathi Devi;
-wears the crescent of the moon on His head; and
-is the Lord of the North East Direction.
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

त्रिलोचनं दशभुजं दुर्गा देहार्ध धारिणम् ।
विभूत्यभ्यर्चितं देवं एक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (6)
thrilochanaM dhashaBhujaM dhurgaa dheharDha dhaariNam
viBhoothy-abhyar-chithaM dhaevaM eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM
Lord Shiva has
-three eyes representing Sun, Moon and Fire;
-ten shoulders depicting ten hands;
-given half His form to his consort Durga Devi and hence She is adorning Him in half His form.
He is worshipped by sprinkling of the Holy Ash on His form for every Mantra uttered;
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

त्रिशूल धारिणं देवं नागाभरण सुन्दरम् ।
चन्द्रशेखरमीशानं एक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (7)
thrishoola DhaariNaM dhaevaM naagaaBharaNa sundharam
chandhra-shekharam-eeshaanaM eka bilvaM shivaarpaNam

Lord Shiva
-holds and keeps the trident;
-adorns snakes as ornaments and is handsome;
-wears the crescent of the moon on His head; and
-is the Lord of the North East Direction.
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

गङ्गाधराम्बिका नाथं फणिकुण्डल मण्डितम् ।
कालकालं गिरीशं च एक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (8)
gangaaDhar-ambikaa naThaM phaNikuNdala maNditam
kaala-kaalaM gireeshaM cha eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM

Lord Shiva
-wears river Ganga on His head;
-is the husband of Ambika, i.e., Parvathi Devi;
-is eternal and beyond any time limit; and
-is the Lord of the mountains.
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

शुद्ध स्फटिक सङ्काशं शितिकण्ठं कृपानिधिम् ।
सर्वेश्वरं सदाशान्तं एक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (9)
shuddha sphatika sankaashaM shitikaNTaM krupaaniDhim
sarveshvaraM sadhaa-shaantham eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM

Lord Shiva is
-as pure and clear as a crystal;
-white necked;
-the treasure of benevolence and mercy;
-the Lord of everyone and everything; and
-always peaceful.
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

सच्चिदानन्दरूपं च परानन्दमयं शिवम् ।
वागीश्वरं चिदाकाशं एक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (10)
sachchidha-anandha-roopaM cha paraa-nanda-mayaM shivam
vageeshvaraM chidhaa-kaashaM eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM

Lord Shiva is
-in the form of eternal serenity and bliss;
-the embodiment of peace and eternal happiness;
-the Lord of the words; and
-the divine celestial sky.
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

Sri Bilva Stotram
Sri Kapaleeswara Temple, Mylapore, Chennai

शिपिविष्टं सहस्राक्षं कैलासाचलवासिनम् ।
हिरण्यबाहुं सेनान्यं एक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (11)
shipiviShtaM sahasra-akShaM kailasa-chala-vaasinam
hiraNya-baahuM senaanyaM eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM

Lord Shiva
-looks imperial and royal;
-has thousand eyes;
-stays in Kailash mountains;
-has golden arms; and
-is the chief of the soldiers.
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

अरुणं वामनं तारं वास्तव्यं चैव वास्तवम्
ज्येष्टं कनिष्ठं गौरीशं एक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (12)
aruNaM vaamanaM taharaM vaasthavyaM chaiva vaasthavam
jyeshtaM kaniShtaM gaurishaM eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM

Lord Shiva is
-radiant with red hues;
-short statured;
-the star;
-the truth and its embodiment;
-the eldest and the youngest; and
-the consort of Gowri Devi.
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

हरिकेशं सनन्दीशं उच्चैर्घोषं सनातनम्
अघोररूपकं कुम्भं एक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (13)
harikeshaM sanandheeshaM uchchairghoshaM sanaathanam
aghora-roopakaM kumBhaM eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM

Lord Shiva
-has hair in the colour of greenish hue;
-is the lord of the forests;
-emanates highly reverberating sounds;
-is eternal;
-is in the form of Aghora; and
-is as reverent as the kumbha (kalash).
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

पूर्वजावरजं याम्यं सूक्ष्मं तस्कर नायकम्
नीलकण्ठं जघन्यं च एक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (14)
poorvajaa-varajaM yaamyaM sookShmaM thaskara-naayakam
neelakaNTaM jaghanyaM cha eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM

Lord Shiva
-is the granter of boons from time immemorial;
-is invisible to the naked eye;
-usurps us as the leader;
-is blue necked;
-is the overlord of the universe and stays away from it.
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

सुराश्रयं विषहरं वर्मिणं च वरूधिनम्
महासेनं महावीरं एक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (15)
suraasrayaM viShaharaM varmiNaM cha varooDhinam
mahaasaenaM mahaaveeraM eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM

Lord Shiva
-is the savior and protector of Devas;
-partook poison (haalahala) to protect them;
-is their armour against the asuras;
-has the most valent army; and
-Himself is the great warrior.
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

कुमारं कुशलं कूप्यं वदान्यञ्च महारथम्
तौर्यातौर्यं च देव्यं च एक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (16)
kumaaraM kushalaM koopyaM vadaanyancha mahaaraTham
thauryaa-thauryam cha dhaevyaM cha eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM

Lord Shiva is
-young, happy and fiery;
-generous in fulfilling the ultimate desires of His devotees; and
-the embodiment of triple symphony of music.
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

दशकर्णं ललाटाक्षं पञ्च वक्त्रं सदाशिवम्
अशेष पाप संहारं एक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (17)
dasha-karNaM lalaata-akShaM pancha vakthraM sadhaashivam
asheSha paapa saMhaaraM eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM
Lord Shiva
-has five faces, ten ears and head;
-has an eye in the forehead;
-is eternal Shiva; and
-alleviates all the sins;
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

नीलकण्ठं जगद्वन्द्यं दीननाथं महेश्वरम्
महा पाप संहारं एक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (18)
neela-kaNTaM jagad-vanDhyaM deena-naaThaM maheshvaram
mahaa paapa saMhaaraM eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM

Lord Shiva
-has blue neck;
-is ardently worshipped by the whole universe;
-is the protector and the Lord of the poor and oppressed persons; and
-eradicates all the sins including the mighty ones;
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

चूडामणीकृतविभुं वलयीकृतवासुकिम्
कैलासवासिनं भीमं एक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (19)
choodaamaNi-krtaviBhuM valayeekrta-vaasukim
kailaasa-vaasinaM BheemaM eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM

Lord Shiva
-wears Chudamani, the crest jewel on His head;
-wears the snake Vasuki as bracelet;
-is gigantic; and
-is in Kailash mountain.
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

कर्पूरकुन्दधवलं नरकार्णवतारकम्
करुणामृतसिन्धुं च एकबिल्वं शिवार्पणं (20)
karpoora-kundha-DhavalaM narakaarNava-thaarakam
karuNaamrtha-sinDhum cha eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM

Lord Shiva is
-whitish as camphor; and
-the savior and protector of those dwelling in hell;
His mercy and benevolence are as vast as the ocean.
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

Om Nama Shivaya
Sri Kalahasthi Temple, Andhra Pradesh

महादेवं महात्मानं भुजङ्गाधिप कङ्कणम्
महापापहरं देवं एक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (21)
mahaa-dhaevaM mahaat-mhaanaM BhujangaaDhipa kankaNam
mahaa paapa haraM dhaevaM eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM

Lord Shiva
-is the greatest Almighty;
-is the noblest soul;
-wears the grand snake as His armlets; and
-is the alleviator of great sins.
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

भूतेशं खण्डपरशुं वामदेवं पिनाकिनम्
वामे शक्तिधरं श्रेष्ठं एक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (22)
BhuthaeshaM khaNda-parashuM vaama-dhaevaM pinaakinam
vaame shakthi-DharaM shreshTaM eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM
Lord Shiva
-is the Lord of Bhootaas (the celestial beings which guard Kailash);
-has a tree cutting axe in His hand;
-is the noble God;
-has the bow (with arrow) as another weapon;
-has given his left side to Sri Shakthi, His consort; and
-is excellent.
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

फालेक्षणं विरूपाक्षं श्रीकण्ठं भक्त वत्सलम्
नीललोहित खट्वाङ्गं एक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (23)
phaalekShaNaM virupa-akShaM srikaNtaM Bhakta vatshalam
neela-lohitha khatvaangaM eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM

Lord Shiva
-instantly responds;
-eyes various matters;
-has a marvelous neck;
-is tenderly loved by His devotees;
-is of reddish blue hue in colour; and
-uses sword as His armament.
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

कैलासवासिनं भीमं कठोरं त्रिपुरान्तकम्
वृषाङ्कं वृषभारूढं एक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं  (24)
kailaasa-vaasinaM BheemaM kaToaraM thripura-anthakam
vruShaankaM vruShaBharooDaM eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM

Lord Shiva
-stays in Kailash mountains;
-is majestic;
-is strong and fierce;
-had destroyed the three cities (iron walled city on earth, silver walled city in the sky and the gold walled city in the heaven all established by Demon Architect Mayasura);
-is virtuous and pious; and
-rides on the bull Rishaba.
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

सामप्रियं सर्वमयं भस्मोद्धूलित-विग्रहम्
मृत्युञ्जयं लोकनाथं एक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (25)
saama-priyaM sarva-mayaM Bhasmodh-Dhoolitha-vigraham
mruthyun-jayaM loka-naaThaM eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM

Lord Shiva
-loves Sama Vedam;
-is omnipresent;
-has smeared the holy ash on His body;
-is the conqueror of death; and
-is the leader of the universe.
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

दारिद्र्य दुःख हरणं रविचन्द्रा नलेक्षणम्
मृगपाणिं चन्द्रमौळिं एक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (26)
dhaarDhrya dhuhkha haraNaM ravichandhraa nalekShaNam
mrugapaaNiM chandhramauL
iM eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM
Lord Shiva
-destroys the poverty and its resultant sorrows;
-has Sun, moon and the fire as three eyes;
-holds a deer; and
-adorns the moon on His head as crest.
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

सर्वलोकभयाकारं सर्वलोकैक साक्षिणम्
निर्मलं निर्गुणाकारं एक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (27)
sarvaloka-BhayaakaraM sarvalokaika saakShiNam
nirmalaM nirguNaakaaraM eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM

Lord Shiva
-prevails in and pervades around all the worlds;
-oversees the entire universe;
-has no blemishes; and
-has characteristics which are not confinable.
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

सर्व तत्त्वात्मकं साम्बं सर्वतत्त्व विदूरकम्
सर्व तत्त्वस्वरूपं च एक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (28)
sarva thaththvaathmakam saamBhaM sarvathaththva vidhoorakam
sarva taththva-svaroopaM cha eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM

Lord Shiva is
-the crux and soul of all the principles;
-blissful;
-beyond all the principles;  and
-the form and content of all the principles.
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

सर्वलोक गुरुं स्थाणुं सर्वलोक वरप्रदम्
सर्वलोकैक नेत्रं च एक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (29)
sarvaloka guruM sThaaNuM sarvaloka vara-pradham
sarva-lokaika nethram cha eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM

Lord Shiva
-is the teacher and educationalist for all the worlds;
-is steady;
-grants and bestows boons to all the worlds; and
-is the eyes and vision of all the worlds.
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

मन्मथोद्धरणं शैवं भव भर्गं परात्मकम्
कमलाप्रिय पूज्यं च एक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (30)
manmaThodhDharaNaM shaivaM Bhava BhargaM paraathmakam
kamalaapriya poojyam cha eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM

Lord Shiva
-made Manmatha (the love God who was burnt down) rise from the ashes;
-is rooted;
-is clairvoyant;
-is radiant;
-is the supreme spirit; and
-is worshipped by Sri Mahalakshmi who loves lotus.
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

Sri Bilva Stotram
Sri Maha Deva Temple, Chengannur, Kerala

तेजोमयं महाभीमं उमेशं भस्म लेपनम्
भव रोग विनाशं च एक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (31)
thejomayaM mahaaBheemaM umeshaM Bhasma laepanam
Bhava roaga vinaashaM cha eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM

Lord Shiva
-beams with radiance;
-is tremendous;
-is the lord of Uma Devi, His consort;
-smears holy ash on His body; and
-alleviates all sickness;
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

स्वर्गापवर्ग फलदं रघुनाथ वरप्रदम्
नागराज सुता कान्तं एक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (32)
svargaa-pavarga phaladhaM raghunaaTha varapradham
naagaraaja suthaa kaantham eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM

Lord Shiva
-blesses and grants us with heaven and deliverance;
-had granted the boons to Sri Rama for his victories;
-is the consort of the daughter of the lord of the snakes;
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

मञ्जीर पादयुगलं शुभलक्षण लक्षितम्
फणि राजविराजं च एक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (33)
majjeera paadhayugalaM suBhalakShaNa lakShitham
phaNi raaja-viraajaM cha eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM

Lord Shiva
-adorns anklets on His feet;
-strives to provide auspicious things; and
-shines like the royal snake.
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

निरामयं निराधारं निस्सङ्गं निष्प्रपञ्चकम्
तेजोरूपं महारौद्रं एक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (34)
niraa-mayaM nira-aDharaM nis-sanghaM nish-prapanchakam
thejoaroopaM mahaa-raudhraM eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM

Lord Shiva
-is complete and untainted;
-exists on His own;
-has the form which is not subject to any change and is pure;
-is bright and radiant; and
-is greatly fierce;
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

सर्वलोकैक पितरं सर्वलोकैक मातरम्
सर्वलोकैक नाथं च एक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (35)
sarvalokaika pitharaM sarvalokaika maatharam
sarvalokaika naaThaM cha eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM

Lord Shiva is the
-father for the whole universe;
-mother of the whole universe; and
-lord of the whole universe.
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

चित्राम्बरं निराभासं वृषभेश्वर वाहनम्
नीलग्रीवं पञ्च र्वक्त्रं एक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (36)
chithra-ambaraM niraa-BhasaM vruShabBesvara vaahanam
neelagreevaM pancha vakthraM eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM

Lord Shiva
-adorns picturesque garments;
-has faultless appearance;
-rides on the bull;
-is blue throated; and
-has five faces.
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

रत्नकञ्चुक रत्नेशं रत्नकुण्डल मण्डितम्
नवरत्नकिरीटं च एकबिल्वं शिवार्पणं (37)
rathna-kanchchuka rathneshaM rathna-kuNdala maNditham
navarathna kireetaM cha eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM

Lord Shiva
-adorns the cloak which is embossed with precious gems;
-is the lord of precious gems;
-has ear ornaments made of precious gems; and
-has glowing crown embedded with nine types of precious gems.
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

दिव्यरत्नाङ्गुली स्वर्णं कण्ठाभरण भूषितम्
नानारत्न मणिमयं एक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (38)
divya-rathnaangulee svarNaM kaNTa-aBharaNa Bhusitham
naanarathna maNimayaM eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM

Lord Shiva
-adorns divine gems embedded ring;
-is golden;
-has the neck adorned with ornaments; and
-has the form which glitters like various types of precious gems;
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

रत्नाङ्गुलीय विलसत्करशाखा नख प्रभम्
भक्त मानस गेहं च एक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (39)
rathnaanguleeya vilasath-karashaakhaa nakha-praBham
Bhaktha maanasa gaehaM cha eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM

Lord Shiva
-adorns the glowing precious gem studded ring;
-has the shining hand;
-has the bright and shining fingers and nails; and
-resides in the caves of His devotees’ minds;
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

वामाङ्ग भाग विलसदम्बिका वीक्षणप्रियम्
पुण्डरीक निभाक्षं च एक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (40)
vaamaanga Bhaaga vilasadh-ambikaa vikShaNapriyam
puNdareeka nibhaakShaM cha eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM

Lord Shiva has Sri Ambika, His consort on His left side and He likes her glances; Her eyes resemble lotuses.
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

Sri Bilva Stotram
Sri Omkareshwar Mandir, Pune, Maharashtra

सम्पूर्ण कामदं सौख्यं भक्तेष्ट फलकारणम्
सौभाग्यदं हितकरं एक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (41)
sampoorNa kaamadaM saukhyaM Bhakthaesta phala-kaaraNam
sauBhaagyadhaM hithakaram eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM

Lord Shiva
-is full of passion towards His devotees;
-is pleasant;
-fructifies the desires of His ardent devotees;
-bestows prosperity and welfare; and
-is the benefactor.
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

नाना शास्त्र गुणोपेतं स्फुरन्मङ्गल विग्रहम्
विद्याविभेद रहितं एक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (42)
naanaa shaasthra guNoapaetham sphuran-mangala vigraham
viDhyaa-viBhedha rahithaM eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM

Lord Shiva is the embodiment of various expositions of knowledge; His appearance is gloriously auspicious; There is no person greater in knowledge than Him.
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

अप्रमेय गुणाधारं वेदकृद्रूप विग्रहम्
धर्माधर्म प्रवृत्तं च एक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (43)
apramaeya guNaaDhaaraM vedakrudhroopa vigraham
DharmaaDharma pravruththam cha eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM

Lord Shiva
-is the foundation of endless goodness;
-has appearance as depicted in holy vedas;
-prevails in the presence as well as the absence of dharma;
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

गौरी विलास सदनं जीवजीव पितामहम्
कल्पान्त भैरवं शुभ्रं एक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (44)
gauree vilaasa sadhanaM jeevajeeva pithaamaham
kalpaantha BhairavaM shuBhraM eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM

Lord Shiva
-lives with Gowri, His consort by keeping Her happy;
-is the soul and the grand life in all beings;
-shall pervade as Bhairava, the fearless, till the time of the universe; and
-is ever-bright.
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

सुखदं सुखनाशं च दुःखदं दुःखनाशनम्
दुःखावतारं भद्रं च एक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (45)
sukhadhaM sukhanaashaM cha dhuhkhadhaM duhkhanaashanam
duhkhaavathaaraM BhadhraM cha eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM

Lord Shiva
-bestows the pleasures;
-destroys the causes of worries;
-destroys the worries as well; and
-blesses us with protection from sorrows.
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

सुखरूपं रूपनाशं सर्वधर्म फलप्रदम्
अतीन्द्रियं महामायं एक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (46)
sukharoopaM roopa-naashaM sarva-Dharma phalapradham
atheendhriyam mahaa-maayaM eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM

Lord Shiva
-is the personification of pleasure;
-distills the pride;
-fructifies all the routes to attain the dharma;
-has mastered the senses;
-and is the greatest illusion.
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

सर्व पक्षि मृगाकारं सर्व पक्षि मृगाधिपम्
सर्व पक्षि मृगाधारं एक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (47)
sarva pakShi mruga-akaaraM sarva pakShi mruga-aDhipam
sarva pakShi mrgaaDhaaraM eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM

Lord Shiva
-is in the forms of all the birds and animals;
-is the Lord of all the birds and animals; and
-is the basis and soul of all the birds and animals.
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a Bilva leaf.

जीवाध्यक्षं जीववन्द्यं जीवजीवन रक्षकम्
जीवकृज्जीवहरणं एक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (48)
jeevadhyakShaM jeevavandhyaM jeevajeevana rakShakam
jeevakrjjeeva-haraNaM eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM

Lord Shiva
-is the Lord of all the living beings;
-is ardently worshipped by all the living beings;
-protects all the living beings;
-creates all the living beings; and
-also ends all the living beings.
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

विश्वात्मानं विश्ववन्द्यं वज्रात्मावज्रहस्तकम्
वज्रेशं वज्रभूषं च एक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (49)
visvaathmaanaM visvavandhyaM vajraathmaa-vajrahasthakam
vajreshaM vajra-BhooShaM cha eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM

Lord Shiva
-is the soul of the universe;
-is worshipped by the universe;
-has the strong soul similar to diamond;
-has hands as strong as diamond;
-is the Lord of the diamond; and
-adorns diamond.
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

गणाधिपं गणाध्यक्षं प्रलयानलनाशकम्
जितेन्द्रियं वीरभद्रं एक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (50)
gaNaaDhipaM gaNaaDhyakshaM pralayaa-nala-naashakam
jithaendhriyam veeraBhadraM eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM

Lord Shiva
-is the Lord of the celestial battalions;
-leads the battalions;
-bestows protection during calamities;
-has mastered the senses; and
-is the accomplished warrior.
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

Om Nama Shivaya
108 Shiv Ling Mandir, Nababhat, West Bengal

त्र्यम्बकं मृडं शूरं अरिषड्वर्ग नाशनम्
दिगम्बरं क्षोभनाशं एक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (51)
thryambakaM mrudaM shooraM ariShadvarga naashanam
dhigambaraM kShoBha-naashaM eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM

Lord Shiva
-encompasses the three worlds;
-is delightful;
-destroys using His trident;
-is the commander and hero;
-wears the directions as His clothes; and
-destroys disastrous groups.
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

कुन्देन्दु शङ्ख धवलं भगनेत्र भिदुज्ज्वलम्
कालाग्निरुद्रं सर्वज्ञं एक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (52)
kundhendhu shankha DhavalaM Bhaga-nethra Bhidu-jjvalam
kalaagni-rudhram sarvajnaM eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM

Lord Shiva
-is as white as the blossomed jasmine and the moon;
-has fierce eyes;
-is as fiery as the fire; and
-is proficient in all.
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

कम्बुग्रीवं कम्बुकण्ठं धैर्यदं धैर्यवर्धकम्
शार्दूलचर्म वसनं एक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (53)
kambugreevaM kambukaNTaM Dhairyadham DhairyavarDhakam
shaardhoola-charma vasanaM eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM

Lord Shiva
-has the neck and throat like conch;
-is courageous;
-bestows valour and courage; and
-adorns tiger’s skin.
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

जगदुत्पत्तिहेतुं च जगत्प्रलयकारणम्
पूर्णानन्द स्वरूपं च एक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (54)
jagaduthpaththi-haethum cha jagath-pralaya-kaaraNam
poorNaa-nandha svaroopaM cha eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM

Lord Shiva
-is the cause of creating the universe;
-induces the calamities as well;
-and has completely blissful appearance.
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

सर्गकेशं महत्तेजं पुण्यश्रवण कीर्तनम्
ब्रह्माण्ड नायकं तारं एक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (55)
sargakeshaM mahaththaejaM puNyasravaNa keerthanam
brahmaaNda naayakaM thaaram eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM

Lord Shiva
-has golden mane;
-is glowing;
-is fond of listening to the songs of His devotees;
-is the greatest leader of the universe; and
-bears the universe.
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

मन्दार मूलनिलयं मन्दार कुसुमप्रियम्
बृन्दारक प्रियतरं एक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (56)
mandhaara moola-nilayaM mandhaara kusuma-priyam
brundhaaraka priyatharaM eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM

Lord Shiva
-stays at the root of the coral tree;
-likes the flowers of the coral tree; and
-adores the garland made of tulasi.
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

महेन्द्रियं महाबाहुं विश्वास परिपूरकम्
सुलभासुलभं लभ्यं एक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (57)
mahendhriyaM mahaabaahuM visvaasa paripoorakam
sulaBhaa-sulaBhaM laBhyaM eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM

Lord Shiva
-has great control over the senses;
-has great hands; and
-is available and attainable with both ease as well as difficulty.
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

बीजाधारं बीजरूपं निर्बीजं बीजवृद्धिदम्
परेशं बीजनाशं च एक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (58)
beejaaDhaaraM beejaroopaM nirbeejaM beeja-vrddhidham
paraeshaM beejanaashaM cha eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM

Lord Shiva
-is the crux and basis of the seeds;
-is in the forms of the seeds;
-is not born;
-induces birth;
-is the divine lord; and
-is the destroyer as well.
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

युगाकारं युगाधीशं युगकृद्युगनाशनम्
युगेशं युगनाशं च एक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (59)
yugaa-kaaraM yugaaDhishaM yugakrd-yuga-naashanam
yugaeshaM yuga-naashaM cha eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM

Lord Shiva
-is the crux of the time phase of the universe;
-is the cause of the universal time phase;
-is the lord of the universal time phase; and
-is the creator and the destroyer of the time.
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

धूर्जटिं पिङ्गलजटं जटामण्डल मण्डितम्
कर्पूरगौरं गौरीशं एक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (60)
Dhur-jatiM pingala-jataM jataa-maNdala maNditam
karpoora-gauraM gaureeshaM eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM

Lord Shiva
-has a matted lock of hair;
-has hair of reddish-brown hue;
-has appearance surrounded by His matted locks;
-looks as pale and white as a camphor; and
-is the lord of Gowri, His consort.
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

Sri Bilva Stotram
Sri Veerataneswarar Temple, Panruti, Tamilnadu

सुरावासं जनावासं योगीशं योगिपुङ्गवम्
योगदं योगिनां सिंहं एक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (61)
suraavaasaM janaavasaM yogeeshaM yoagi-pungavam
yogadhaM yoginaaM siMhaM eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM

Lord Shiva
-exists with Devas, the celestial beings;
-lives with people as well;
-is the lord of yoga;
-is the personification of yoga; and
-is the gigantic lion amongst the yogis.
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

उत्तमानुत्तमं तत्त्वं अन्धकासुर सूदनम्
भक्त कल्पद्रुम स्तोमं एक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (62)
uththamaan-uththamaM thaththvaM anDha-kaasura soodhanam
Bhaktha kalpadhruma sthomaM eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM

Lord Shiva
-is the greatest amongst the greats;
-is the philosophy personified;
-had destroyed the asura named Anthaka; and
-bestows wealth like kalpavriksha, the celestial boon giving tree to the ardent devotees.
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

विचित्र माल्यवसनं दिव्य चन्दन चर्चितम्
विष्णु ब्रह्मादि वन्द्यं च एक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (63)
vichithra maalya-vasanaM dhivya chandhana charchitham
viShNu brahmaadhi vandhyam cha eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM

Lord Shiva
-adorns special garlands;
-smears Himself with divine sandal; and
-is ardently worshipped by Sri Maha Vishnu and Sri Brahma.
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

कुमारं पितरं देवं श्रित चन्द्र कलानिधिम्
ब्रह्म शत्रुं जगन्मित्रं एक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (64)
kumaaram pitharaM dhaevaM shritha chandhra kalaaniDhim
brahma shathrum jagan-mithram eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM

Lord Shiva
-is young;
-is the father;
-is the God;
-adorns the moon on His crown;
-holds arts as treasure;
-is the opposer of Sri Brahma (As Brahma is the creator and Shiva is the destroyer); and
-is the friend of the universe.
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

लावण्य मधुराकारं करुणारस वारधिम्
भ्रुवोर्मध्ये सहस्रार्चिं एक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (65)
laavaNya maDhuraa-kaaraM karuNaarasa vaaraDhim
Bhruvor-madhyae sahasraarchiM eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM

Lord Shiva
-has a charming appearance;
-is of sweet countenance; and
-is full of mercy as an ocean;
In between His eye brows, lie thousand radiant rays.
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

जटाधरं पावकाक्षं वृक्षेशं भूमिनायकम्
कामदं सर्वदागम्यं एक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (66)
jataa-dharaM paava-kakShaM vrukSheshaM Bhoomi-naayakam
kaamadhaM sarvadhaa-gamyaM eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM

Lord Shiva
-has matted locks;
-has glowing eyes;
-is the lord of the trees;
-is the leader of the universe;
-grants the desires;
-is everlasting and eternal.
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

शिवं शान्तं उमानाथं महाध्यान परायणम्
ज्ञानप्रदं कृत्तिवासं एक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (67)
shivaM shaanthaM umaanaThaM mahaa-Dhyaana paraayaNam
jnana-pradhaM krththivaasaM eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM

Lord Shiva
-is peaceful;
-is the lord of His consort Uma;
-is the object of attention for the meditating yogis;
-is the embodiment of knowledge and wisdom; and
-sits on animal hide.
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

वासुक्युरगहारं च लोकानुग्रह कारणम्
ज्ञानप्रदं कृत्तिवासं एक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (68)
vaasuk-yuraga-haaraM cha loaka-anugraha kaaraNam
jnana-pradhaM krththivasaM eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM

Lord Shiva
-adorns the snake Vasuki as the garland;
-is the cause of the blessings bestowed on people;
-is the embodiment of knowledge and wisdom; and
-sits on animal hide.
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

शशाङ्क धारिणं भर्गं सर्वलोकैक शङ्करम्
शुद्धं च शाश्वतं नित्यं एक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (69)
shashanka DhaariNaM BhargaM sarvalokaika shankaram
sudhdhaM cha saashvathaM nithyaM eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM

Lord Shiva
-adorns the crescent moon;
-is splendorous;
-blends with the entire universe;
-is pure;
-is eternal; and
-is permanent.
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

शरणागत दीनार्त परित्राण परायणम्
गम्भीरं च वषट्कारं एक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (70)
sharaNaagatha dheenartha parithraaNa paraayaNam
gamBheeraM cha vaShathkaaram eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM

Lord Shiva
-is kind and merciful towards the poor persons who surrender to Him;
-protects them;
-is their center of attention;
-is majestic; and
-commands with resonant voice;
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

Om Nama Shivaya
Sri Sthaneshwar Mahadev Mandir, Kurukshetra, Haryana

भोक्तारं भोजनं भोज्यं जेतारं जितमानसम्
करणं कारणं जिष्णुं एक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (71)
BhoakthaaraM BhojanaM BhoajyaM jaethaaraM jithamaanasam
karaNaM kaaraNaM jishNuM eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM

Lord Shiva
-is the one Who is accomplished;
-is the enjoyment of the consummation;
-is the conqueror and the conquest;
-has subdued His heart;
-is the cause and effect of the victory; and
-is victorious.
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

क्षेत्रज्ञं क्षेत्र पालञ्च परार्धैक प्रयोजनम्
व्योमकेशं भीमवेषं एक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (72)
kShethrajnaM kShethra paalancha paraarDhaika prayojanam
vyomakeShaM BheemaveSham eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM

Lord Shiva
-has the knowledge and wisdom about the universe;
-is the protector of the universe;
-is valuable to His ardent devotees;
-has the sky as His hair; and
-has majestic appearance.
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

भवज्ञं तरुणोपेतं चोरिष्टं यमनाशनम्
हिरण्यगर्भं हेमाङ्गं एक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (73)
BhavajnaM tharuNoapaethaM choarishthaM yamanaashanam
hiraNyagarbhaM haemaangaM eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM

Lord Shiva
-has emerged from the thoughts of the mind;
-is young;
-cannot be divided or split;
-usurps us;
-destroyed Yama; and
-is golden.
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

दक्षं चामुण्ड जनकं मोक्षदं मोक्ष नायकम्
हिरण्यदं हेमरूपं एक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (74)
dhakshaM chaamuNda janakaM moakshadhaM mokasha naayakam
hiraNyadhaM haemaroopaM eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM

Lord Shiva
-is dexterous; Goddess Chaamunda emanated from Him;
-bestows salvation;
-is the lord of salvation;
-is like an ocean; and
-appears golden.
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

महाश्मशान निलयं प्रच्छन्न स्फटिक प्रभम्
वेदास्यं वेदरूपं च एक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (75)
mahaa-smashaana nilayaM prachchanna sphatika praBham
vedhaasyaM vedharoopaM cha eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM

Lord Shiva
-stays in the cremation ground;
-has the radiance of crystal inherent in Him;
-leads the vedas; and
-is in the form of vedas.
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

स्थिरं धर्मं उमानाथं ब्रह्मण्यं चाश्रयं विभुम्
जगन्निवासं प्रथममेक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (76)
sThiraM DharmaM umaanaThaM brahmaNyaM chaashrayaM vibhum
jagannivasaM praThamam-eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM

Lord Shiva
-is unwavering;
-is the dharma;
-is the lord of Uma, His consort;
-is the essence of brahmam;
-is all pervading;
-lives in the universe; and
-is the prime one.
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

रुद्राक्ष मालाभरणं रुद्राक्ष प्रियवत्सलम्
रुद्राक्ष भक्त संस्तोममेक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (77)
rudraaksha maala-abharaNaM rudraaksha priyavathsalam
rudraaksha bhaktha samsthomam-eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM

Lord Shiva
-adorns the garland made of rudraksha beads;
-is fond of rudraksha; and
-is being prayed and worshipped to by His devotees with rudraksha.
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

फणीन्द्रविलसत्कण्ठं भुजङ्गाभरण प्रियम्
दक्षाध्वर विनाशं च एक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (78)
phaNeendhra-vilasathkaNTaM Bhujanga-aBharaNa priyam
dhaksha-aDhvara vinaashaM cha eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM

Lord Shiva
-has the neck surrounded by the king of snakes;
-is fond of wearing snakes as ornaments; and
-had destroyed the demon Daksha.
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

नागेन्द्र विलसत्कर्णं महीन्द्र वलयावृतम्
मुनिवन्द्यं मुनिश्रेष्ठमेक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (79)
naagaendhra vilasath-karNaM maheendhra valayaavrtham
munivandhyaM munisreShtam-eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM
Lord Shiva
-has His ears tuned to the king of snakes;
-has the armlet as dazzling as Indra;
-is worshipped by the sages; and
-himself is the greatest sage.
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

मृगेन्द्र चर्म वसनं मुनीनामेक जीवनम्
सर्व देवादिपूज्यं च एक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (80)
mrugendhra charma vasanaM muninaameka jeevanam
sarva dhaevaadhi-poojyaM cha eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM

Lord Shiva adorns the animal hide;
The life of sages depends on Him; and
He is worshipped by all Devas.
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

Om Nama Shivaya
Sri Kotilingam Temple, Suruli Hills, Tamilnadu

निधनेशं धनाधीशं अपमृत्यु विनाशनम्
लिङ्ग मूर्तिम लिङ्गात्मं एक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (81)
niDhanaeshaM DhanaDh-eeshaM apamruthyu vinaashanam
linga moorthima lingaathmaM eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM

Lord Shiva
-is the Lord of the impoverished;
-is the master of Kubera who is the Lord of the riches;
-has the appearance of the Linga; and
-has the soul of the Linga.
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

भक्त कल्याणदं व्यस्तं वेदवेदान्त संस्तुतम्
कल्पकृत्कल्प नाशं च एक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (82)
Bhaktha kalyaaNadhaM vyasthaM vedha-vedhaanta saMsthutham
kalpakruth-kalpa naashaM cha eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM

Lord Shiva
-bestows auspicious boons to His devotees;
-is energetic;
-is defined by the Vedas and the Vedantas; and
-creates and destroys ideas.
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

घोर पातक दावाग्निं जन्म कर्म विवर्जितम्
कपाल मालाभरणं एक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (83)
ghoara paathaka dhavaagniM janma karma vivarjitham
kapaala maalaa-BharaNaM eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM

Lord Shiva
-is the personification of fire which burns down the sins;
-alleviates the karma which occurs due to birth; and
-adorns the garland made of skulls.
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

मातङ्ग चर्म वसनं विराड्रूप विदारकम्
विष्णु क्रान्त मनन्तं च एक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (84)
maathanga charma vasanaM viraad-roopa vidhaarakam
vishNu kraantha manantham cha eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM

Lord Shiva
-adorns the elephant hide;
-takes the Supreme form;
-is beyond Vishnu; and
-is endless.
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

यज्ञ कर्म फलाध्यक्षं यज्ञविघ्नविनाशकम्
यज्ञेशं यज्ञभोक्तारं एक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (85)
yajna karma phalaaDh-yakshaM yajna-vighna-vinaashakam
yajneshaM yajna-BhoaktaaraM eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM

Lord Shiva
-is the cause of the homams (fire havan);
-presides over them;
-destroys the troubles which are aimed at stopping the homams;
-is the lord of homams; and
-consumes the outcome of the homams.
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

कालाधीशं त्रिकालज्ञं दुष्टनिग्रह कारकम्
योगि मानस पूज्यं च एक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (86)
kaalaaDheeshaM thrikaalajnaM duShtanigraha kaarakam
yogi maanasa poojyaM cha eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM

Lord Shiva
-is beyond times;
-is the three types of time, namely past, present and future;
-is the cause for the destruction of evil persons; and
-is ardently worshipped by sages even through their minds.
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

महोन्नतमहाकायं महोदरमहाभुजम्
महावक्त्रं महावृद्धं एक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (87)
mahonnatha-mahaa-kaayaM mahodhara-mahaaBhujam
maha-vakthraM mahavruDhdhaM eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM

Lord Shiva
-is the greatness personified;
-has the greatest physique;
-has the greatest stomach;
-has the greatest shoulders;
-has the greatest face; and
-has the greatest occupation.
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

सुनेत्रं सुललाटं च सर्वभीम पराक्रमम्
महेश्वरं शिवतरं एक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (88)
sunethraM sulalaataM cha sarvaBheema paraakramam
maheshvaraM shivatharam eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM

Lord Shiva
-has excellent eyes;
-has good forehead;
-exists in everything;
-is mighty valorous;
-is the greatest God; and
-wears the moon.
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

समस्त जगदाधारं समस्त गुणसागरम्
सत्यं सत्य गुणोपेतं एक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (89)
samastha jagadh-aaDharaM samastha guNa saagaram
sathyaM sathya guNopaethaM eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM

Lord Shiva
-is the foundation of all the worlds;
-is the ocean of all the characters;
-is the embodiment of truth; and
-is bestowed with good qualities.
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

माघ कृष्ण चतुर्दश्यां पूजार्थं च जगद्गुरोः
दुर्लभं सर्व देवानां एक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (90)
maagha krushNa chaturdhashyaaM poojaarThaM cha jagadh-guroh
dhurlaBhaM sarva dhaevaanaaM eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM

Lord Shiva has to be ardently worshipped on the fourteenth day from full moon day (Krishna paksha chathurthasi) of Magha month; He is the teacher of the universe; Even for the devas He is not easily accessible.
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

Sri Bilva Stotram
Sri Natarajar Temple, Chidambaram, Tamilnadu

तत्रापि दुर्लभं मन्येत् नभोमासेन्दु वासरे
प्रदोषकाले पूजायां एक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (91)
thathraapi dhurlaBhaM manyaeth naBhomasendhu vaasarae
pradoSha-kaalae poojaayaaM eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM

It is normally thought that Lord Shiva is difficult to attain or approach. However, He is easily approachable for His ardent devotees in the days of Nabha month. He is sincerely worshipped during Pradosha days.
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

तटाकं धननिक्षेपं ब्रह्मस्थाप्यं शिवालयम्
कोटिकन्या महादानं एक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (92)
thataakam Dhanani-kShepaM brahma-sThaapyaM shivaalayam
koatikanyaa mahaadhaanaM eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM

The shore of the lake or pond where donations / contributions are made to Brahmins is the abode of Lord Shiva; Worshipping Lord Shiva with bilva leaf is equivalent to offering a crore maidens in marriages as kanya-daan.
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

दर्शनं बिल्ववृक्षस्य स्पर्शनं पापनाशनम्
अघोर पाप संहारं एक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (93)
darshanaM bilva-vrukshasya sparshanaM paapa naashanam
aghora paapa saMhaaraM eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM

Sighting of bilva tree and touching it alleviates all the sins; It destroys the worst sins.
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

तुलसी बिल्व निर्गुण्डी जम्बीरा मलकं तथा
पञ्च बिल्वमिति ख्यातं एक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (94)
thulasee bilva nirguNdi jambeeraa malakaM thaTha
panchcha bilvam-ithi khyaathaM eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM

Offering of holy basil, vilva leaf, lotus root, gooseberry and five foliated special bilva leaf to Lord Shiva by way of worship and prayer are well known practices.
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

अखण्ड बिल्व पत्रैश्च पूजयेन्नन्दिकेश्वरम्
मुच्यते सर्वपापेभ्यः एक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (95)
akhaNda bilva patraischa poojayen-nandhikeshvaram
muchyathae sarva papebhyah eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM

Offering of abundant and broad bilva leaves to Sri Nandi, the vahan of Lord Shiva alleviates all our sins.
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

सालङ्कृता शतावृत्ता कन्याकोटि सहस्रकम्
साम्राज्य पृथ्वीदानं च एक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (96)
saalankruthaa shathavruththaa kanyaakoati sahasrakam
saamraajya pruthveedhaanaM cha eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM

Worshipping Lord Shiva by humbly offering a bilva leaf bestows the boons / blessings equivalent to
-giving away thousand well attired maidens as kanya-daan in marriage,
-giving the daan of kingdom; and
-giving away land as donation.
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

दन्त्यश्व कोटि दानानि अश्वमेध सहस्रकम्
सवत्स धेनु दानानि एक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (97)
dhanthyashva koati dhaanani ashvameDha sahasrakam
savathsa Dhaenu dhaanani eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM

Worshipping Lord Shiva by humbly offering a bilva leaf bestows the boons / blessings equivalent to
-donating crore horses;
-conducting thousand aswamedha yagnas; and
-donating cow with calf.
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

चतुर्वेद सहस्राणि भारतादि पुराणकम्
साम्राज्य पृथ्वीदानं च एक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (98)
chathurvedha sahasraaNi Bhaarathaadhi puraaNakam
saamraajya pruthvidhaanaM cha eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM

Worshipping Lord Shiva by humbly offering a bilva leaf bestows the boons / blessings equivalent to
-chanting four vedas thousand times;
-reading puranas like Maha Bharatha: and
-giving the daan of kingdom and giving away land as donation.
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

सर्व रत्नमयं मेरुं काञ्चनं दिव्य वस्त्रकम्
तुलाभागं शतावर्तं एक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (99)
sarva rathnamayaM maeruM kaanchanaM divya vasthrakam
thulaBhagam sathaavarthaM eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM

Worshipping Lord Shiva by humbly offering a bilva leaf bestows the boons / blessings equivalent to giving away a bundle (which appears as big as Meru mountain) full of precious gems, gold, garments in weighing scale (thula baara) at temples. (Thula bara daan is given as a thanking donation after fulfillment of wishes).
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

काशीक्षेत्र निवासं च कालभैरव दर्शनम्
प्रयागॆ माधवं दृष्ट्वा ऎक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (100)
kaashi-kShethra nivaasaM cha kaala-bhairava dharshanam
prayaagae maaDhavaM dhruishtvaa eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM
Worshipping Lord Shiva by humbly offering a bilva leaf bestows the boons / blessings equivalent to
-living in the Holy town of Kasi;
-having the darshan of the God Kala Bhairav; and
-envisioning of Sri Madhava at the Holy town of Prayag.
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

Om Nama Shivaya
Sri Thyagaraja Swamy Temple, Thiruvottriyur, Chennai

अष्टोत्तर शतश्लोकैः स्तोत्राद्यैः पूजयेद्यथा
त्रिसन्ध्यं मोक्षमाप्नोति एक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (101)
aShtoththara shathashlokaih sthothraaDhyaih poojayeDhyaThaa
thrisanDhyaM mokSha-maapnoathi eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM

Worshipping Lord Shiva with the hundred and eight verses thrice a day, viz., morning, noon and evening shall bestow moksha, i.e liberation.
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

दन्ति कोटि सहस्राणां भूः हिरण्य सहस्रकम्
सर्व क्रतुमयं पुण्यं एक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (102)
dhanthi koati sahasraaNaam bhooh hiraNya sahasrakam
sarva krathumayaM puNyaM eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM

Donating a thousand crores of elephants or donating thousand measures of land and gold shall bestow the boons and blessings of God who is Lord Shiva.
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

पुत्र पौत्रादिकं भोगं भुक्त्वा चात्र यथेप्सितम्
अन्ते च शिव सायुज्यं एक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (103)
puthra pauthraadhikaM BhoagaM Bhukthva chaathra yaThepsitham
anthae cha shiva saayujyaM eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM

Worshipping Lord Shiva by humbly offering a bilva leaf bestows boons equal to being blessed with
-progeny and their children;
-all pleasures that are wished for; and
-proximity to Lord Shiva.
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

विप्रकोटि सहस्राणां वित्तदानाच्च यत्फलम्
तत्फलं प्राप्नुयात्सत्यं एक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (104)
viprakoati sahasraaNaaM vitha-dhaanaachcha yathphalam
thathphalaM prapnuyaath-sathyaM eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM

Worshipping Lord Shiva by humbly offering a bilva leaf bestows the benefits equal to donating money to thousand crores of poor brahmins;
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

त्वन्नामकीर्तनं तत्त्वं तवपादाम्बु यः पिबेत्
जीवन्मुक्तो भवेन्नित्यं एक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (105)
thvannaama-keerthanaM thaththvaM thavapaadhambu yah pibeth
jeevanmukthoa Bhavennithyam eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM

Worshipping Lord Shiva by humbly offering a bilva leaf bestows boons equal to the benefits of
-singing the praise of Lord Shiva;
-surrendering to His lotus feet; and
-the moksha, the self-liberation.
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

अनेक दान फलदं अनन्त सुकृतादिकम्
तीर्थयात्राखिलं पुण्यं एक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (106)
anaeka dhaana phaladhaM anantha sukrthaadhikam
theerTha yaathraakhilaM puNyaM eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM

Worshipping Lord Shiva by humbly offering a bilva leaf bestows boons equal to the
-pious benefits of making various donations;
-perennial bliss and happiness; and
-the virtues of pilgrimage to the various sacred places on earth.
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

त्वं मां पालय सर्वत्र पद ध्यानकृतं तव
भवनं शाङ्करं नित्यं एक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (107)
thvaM maaM paalaya sarvathra pada DhyaanakruthaM thava
BhavanaM shankaraM nithyaM eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM

Lord Shiva protects me at all places as I surrender and meditate towards His holy feet; He resides at my humble place every day.
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

अष्टोत्तरश्शतं बिल्वं योर्चयेल्लिङ्गमस्तके
अधर्वोक्तं अधेभ्यस्तु एक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (108)
aShtoththara-shathaM bilvaM yorchayel-linga-masthakae
aDharvoktham aDhebh-yasthu eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM

Worshipping the Head of Shiv Linga with one hundred and eight bilva leaves gives the benefit equivalent to having expertise in Atharva Veda.
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

उमया सहितं देवं सवाहन गणं शिवम्
भस्मानुलिप्त सर्वाङ्गं एक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (109)
umayaa sahithaM dhaevaM savaahana gaNaM shivam
Bhasmaanuliptha sarvaangaM eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM

Lord Shiva
-lives with Uma Devi, His consort;
-is the God;
-is glorious;
-is Shiva; and
-smears holy ash on His entire body.
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

सालग्राम सहस्राणि विप्राणां शतकोटिकम्
यज्ञ कोटि सहस्राणि एक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (110)
salagraama sahasraaNi vipraaNaM shathakotikam
yajna koati sahasraaNi eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM

Worshipping Lord Shiva by humbly offering a bilva leaf bestows boons equal to the
-Donating of thousands of sacred salagrama stones to hundred crores of brahmins; and
-Conducting a crore havans (yagnas)
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

Sri Bilva Stotram
Sri Brahmapureeswarar Temple, Thiruppattoor, Tamilnadu

अज्ञानेन कृतं पापं ज्ञानेना भिकृतं च यत्
तत्सर्वं नाशमायातु एक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (111)
ajnaanena kruthaM paapaM jnaenenaa Bhikrtham cha yath
thathsarvaM naashaa-maayaathu eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM

Persons sinning on account of ignorance beg for forgiveness when they get wisdom from Lord Shiva; Accordingly, all their sins get destroyed.
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

अमृतोद्भव वृक्षस्य महादेव प्रियस्य च
मुच्यन्ते कण्टका घातात् कण्टकेभ्यो हि मानवाः (112)
amruthoadh-Bhava vrukShasya mahaadhaeva priyasya cha
muchyanthae kaNtakaa ghaathaath kaNtakaeBhyoa hi maanavah

Though there are desirable objects like nectar and kalpavriksha from the cosmic ocean, Lord Shiva, as the greatest Deva, had taken poison in His throat for the betterment of humanity.
I humbly surrender myself to Lord Shiva.

एकैक बिल्व पत्रेण कोटि यज्ञ फलं भवेत्
महादेवस्य पूजार्थं एक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (113)
ekaika bilva pathraeNa koati yajna phalam bhaveth
mahaa-dhaevasya poojaarThaM eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM

Worshipping Lord Shiva with a bilva leaf bestows boons and benefits equivalent to conducting crore yagnas (havans); Lord Shiva is the greatest of Devas.
We worship Him with a bilva leaf with ardent devotion.

कॊटि कन्या महादानं तिलपर्वत कॊटयः
काञ्चनं क्षील दानॆन ऎक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (114)
koati kanyaa mahsadhaanaM thilaparvatha koatayaha
kaanchchanaM sheela dhaanena eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM
Worshipping Lord Shiva by humbly offering a bilva leaf bestows boons and benefits equal to
-giving away a crore girls in marriage as kanyadaan;
-donating thousand elephants which look like mountains; and
-donating gold.
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

इन्दुवारॆ व्रतं स्थित्वा निराहारॊ महॆश्वराः
नक्तं हौष्यामि दॆवॆश ऎक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (115)
indhuvaare vratham sthithwaa niraahaaroa mahaeshwaraaha
naktham haoushyaami dhaevaecha eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM
Worshipping Lord Shiva by humbly offering a bilva leaf bestows boons and benefits equal to
-foregoing food and inducing the stability of the senses in the daytime;
-following vedic rituals even at night as done by Devas;
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

रामलिङ्ग प्रतिष्ठा च वैवाहिक कृतं तधा
तटाकानिच सन्धानम् ऎक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (116)
raamalinga prathisthaa cha vaivaahika krutham thaThaa
thataakaanicha sanThaanam eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM
Worshipping Lord Shiva by humbly offering a bilva leaf bestows boons and benefits equal to
-establishing of Shiv Ling by Sri Rama;
-conducting marriage for the deserving;
-begetting progeny for attainment of mukti.
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

अखण्ड बिल्वपत्रं च आयुतं शिवपूजनं
कृतं नाम सहस्रॆण ऎक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (117)
akhaNda bilva pathraM cha aayuthaM shiva poojanaM
kruthaM naama sahasraeNa eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM
Worshipping Lord Shiva by humbly offering a broad bilva leaf is equal to chanting thousand names of Lord Shiva;
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

उमया सहदॆवॆश नन्दि वाहन मॆव च
भस्म लॆपन सर्वाङ्गम् ऎक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (118)
umayaa sahadhaevesha nandhi vaahana maeva cha
Bhasma laepana sarvaangam eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM
Lord Shiva always exists with consort Umadevi sitting on Nandi, the Holy bull; His Body is smeared with holy ash;
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

सालग्रामॆषु विप्राणां तटाकं दश कूपयॊः
यज्नकॊटि सहस्रस्च ऎक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (119)
saaLagrameShu vipraaNaaM thataakaM dasha koopayoho
yagnakoati saharacha eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM
Worshipping Lord Shiva by humbly offering a bilva leaf bestows boons and benefits equal to
-offering a Salagrama (the sacred stone pertaining to Sri Mahavishnu) to a devotee near a pond; and
-performing thousand yagnas;
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

दन्ति कॊटि सहस्रॆषु अश्वमॆध शतक्रतौ
कॊटिकन्या महादानम् ऎक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (120)
danthi koati sahasreShu aShwameDha shathakrathau
koatikanyaa mahaadaanam eka bilvam shivaarpaNaM
Worshipping Lord Shiva by humbly offering a bilva leaf bestows boons and benefits equal to
-Offering of crore elephants and thousand horses; and
-Giving away a crore maiden girls in marriage as Kanyadaan.
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

Om Nama Shivaaya
Sri Jalakandeswarar Temple, Thiruvanaikkaval, Tamilnadu

बिल्वाणां दर्शनं पुण्यं स्पर्शनं पापनाशनं
अघॊर पापसंहारम् ऎक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (121)
bilvaaNaaM dharshanaM puNyaM sparshanaM paapa naashanaM
aghoara paapa samharaam eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM
Seeing / sighting a bilva leaf gives us holy benevolence; touching the bilva leaf alleviates our sins; doing pooja with a bilva leaf destroys all the sins;
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

सहस्र वॆद पाटॆषु ब्रह्म स्तापन मुच्यतॆ
अनॆक व्रत कॊटीनाम् ऎक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (122)
sahasra vedha paataeshu brahma sthaapana muchyathae
aneka vratha koatinaam eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM
Worshipping Lord Shiva by humbly offering a bilva leaf bestows boons and benefits equal to reading of thousand vedic verses; It gives us wisdom and liberates us towards self-realization; It gives us the boons and benefits ascribed to observing a crore solemn fastings;
To Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender with a bilva leaf.

अन्नदान सहस्रॆषु सहस्रॊप नयनं तधा
अनॆक जन्म पापानि ऎक बिल्वं शिवार्पणं (123)
annadhaana sahasreshu sahasroapa nayanaM thaThaa
anaeka janma paapani eka bilvaM shivaarpaNaM
Worshipping Lord Shiva by humbly offering a bilva leaf bestows boons and benefits equal to
-offering food to thousand persons; and
-giving guidance to thousand persons;
It alleviates the sins committed in all births.
Lord Shiva, I humbly offer and surrender to you with a bilva leaf.

एक काले पठेन्नित्यं सर्व शत्रु निवारणम्
द्वि काले च पठेन्नित्यं मनोरथ फलप्रदम्
त्रिकाले च पठेन्नित्यं आयुर्वर्ध्यो धनप्रदम्
अचिरात्कार्यसिद्धिं च लभते नात्र संशयः (124)
eka kaale paTaen-nithyam sarva shathru nivaaraNam
dhvi kaale cha paTaen-nithyam manoraTha phalapradham
thri-kaale cha paTaen-nithyam ayur-varDhyoa Dhana-pradham
achiraath-kaarya-sidhDhim cha labhathae naathra saMshayah

Reading the bilva Stotram once a day protects us from the enemies;
Reading the Storram twice a day bestows our heartfelt wishes;
Reading the Stotram thrice a day blesses good health and wealth;
The expected activities get done and all the worries are alleviated.

एक कालं द्वि कालं वा त्रिकालं यः पठेन्नरः
लक्ष्मी प्राप्तिश्शिवावासः शिवेन सह मोदते (125)
eka kaalaM dhvi kaalaM vaa thri-kaalaM yah paTaennarah
lakShmee prapthis-shivaa-vaasah shivena saha modhathae

Whether this bilva Stotram is read once, twice or thrice, it surely bestows one with the blessings of Sri Lakshmi and a place near Lord Shiva.

कोटि जन्म कृतं पापं अर्चनेन विनश्यति
सप्त जन्म कृतं पापं श्रवणेन विनश्यति
जन्मान्तर कृतं पापं पठनेन विनश्यति
दिवारात्र कृतं पापं दर्शनेन विनश्यति
क्षणेक्षणेकृतं पापं स्मरणेन विनश्यति
पुस्तकं धारयेद्देही आरोग्यं भयनाशनम् (126)
koati janma krutham paapam archanaena vinashyathi
saptha janma krutham paapam sravaNaena vinashyathi
janmaanthara krutham paapam paTanaena vinashyathi
dhivaa-raathra krutham paapam dharshanaena vinashyathi
kShaNekshaNe krutham paapam smaraNaena vinashyathi
pusthakam Dhaarayeddehi aarogyaM Bhaya-naashanam

Sins committed in a crore births are alleviated if Lord Shiva is worshipped with this bilva Stotram.
Sins committed in seven births are alleviated if the recitation of bilva Stotram is listened to or heard.
Sins committed in the previous and the current birth are alleviated if bilva Stotram is read with devotion;
Sins committed in the day and at night are alleviated if the text of bilva Stotram is seen.
Sins committed from second to second are alleviated if the bilva Stotram book is touched.
Carrying of the bilva Stotram book bestows good health and removes all fears.

इति बिल्व स्तोत्रं सम्पूर्णम् ॥
ihti bilva sthothram sampoorNam
Sri Bilva Stotram is completed.

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