Kashi Vishwanath Gange


Mantra: Kashi Vishwanath Gange

  • Complete Mantra:

    Namaameesha meeshaan nirwaana roopam
    Wibhum vyaapakam braham wedaswaroopam
    Nijam nirgunam nirwikalpam nireeham
    Chidaakaasha maakaasha waasam bhajeham

    Niraakaara monkaara moolam tureeyam
    Giraa gyaana goteeta meesham gireesham
    Karaalam mahaakaala kaalam kripaalam
    Gunaagaara sansaara paaram natoham
    Hara Hara Mahaadeva Shaambho(Bom Bom)
    Kaashi Vishwaanaatha Gange

  • Language: Sanskrit
    Source: Shiva Stuti (Ramayana)
  • Translation:

    I bow to the Lord of the Northwest(Shiva)
    Whose form is liberation itself.
    The supreme Brahman, in the form of the Vedas,
    Spread out over the whole Universe.
    You are without attributes and beyond time,
    without any limitation; beyond desire.
    You are the sky of bliss. I worship you.

    You are the formless One
    beyond the Omkar which has it root in you.
    You are beyond words, knowledge and the physical world,
    Oh Lord of Mountains.
    You are the terrifying One who devours time;
    which devours everything.
    You are the most compassionate one.
    All the qualities and attributes of experience,
    originate in you,
    But the world can never find your end.
    I call the names of The Great Lord Shiva
    Who lives on the Banks of the Ganges at Kashi(Benares)

  • More Information:

    Mantra, translation, and additional information courtesy of: http://www.krishnadas.com/notes.cfm?CID=breathoftheheart&TID=breath4