Shri Swami Samarth Gnyanpeeth

408,
Kalakruti Apartments,R V Desai Rd.,Vadodara
Gujarat, India



DATTA BAVANI




Shri Swami Samarth Maharaj ki Jai!!!!

Jaya Yogiishvara Datta Dayaalal
Tuu(n)ja eka jagamaa(n) pratipaala:

O! The Supreme Saint (Lord of Yogies or Victorious Lord Yogii), may Thy Glory and Victory prevail. You are the only saviour (protector) of this Universe (You are the only one to look after the whole Universe).

Atranasuuyaa Karii nimitta,
Pragatyo jaga-kaarana nischita.

You made Atri(Rhushi) and Anasuuyaa, the instrument to manifest yourself definitely for the welfare of the Universe and mankind.

BrahmaaHariHarano avataara,
Sharanaagatano taaranahaara:

(O! Trinity Incarnate) You are the incaranation of Lord Brahmaa (the creator), Lord Vishnu (Hari = the sustainer or protector) and Lord Shiva (Hara=the transformer or destroyer). You are the saviour of those who seek your protection and shelter (or who surrender to you for refuge)

Antaryaamii sat chit sukha,
Bahar sadguru dvibhuja sumukha.

You can read and reach the minds and hearts of everyone. You are the true happiness and eternal bliss within. In material appearance (externally) you are a good master with two hands and a pleasant and charming face. (You are the Existance, Consciousness and Bliss Divine invisible. Two armed master with a serene smile.)

Jholii annapuurnaa karamaa(n)hya,
Sha(n)ti kama(n)dala kara sohaaya:

You have in your hand the bag, feeding the whole Universe (as the Goddess Annapuurna) and a peace giving water-pot adores your hand.

Kyaa(n)ya chaturbhuja shadabhujasaara,
Ana(n) tabaahu tu(n) nirdhaara.

Somewhere you appear with four arms and other times you manifest yourself as having six arms. Surely you have countless arms.

Aavyo sharane baala ajaana
Uutha Diga(m)bara chaalyaa praana!

O! Lord Dattaatreya (Diga(m)bara = Clad by sky i.e. naked) this ignorant child has surrendered to you for protection and shelter. Please arise (awake) else (in seeking you) I am breathing my last (my soul will leave my body.)

Suunii Arjuna kero saada,
Riijhyo puurve tu(n) saakshaat;
Diidhii rhudhdhi sidhdhi apaara,
a(n)te mukti mahaapada saara.

In the past, you responded to Arjun's (Sahastrarjuna = King with thousand arms) call and being highly pleased with his devotion, you personally bestowed upon him immense wealth and exceptional supernatural and superhuman powers. You granted him an unshakable position of power and lastly liberated his soul from the cycle of birth and death.

Kiidho aaje kema vila(n)ba?
tuja vina mujane naa aala(n)ba!!

Why the delay today? I have no succour (support) without you (you are my only refuge).

Vishnusharmadvija taaryo ema,
jamyo shraadhdhamaa(n) dekhii prema.

You liberated the Brahmin Vishnusharma and seeking his love and devotion, partook at his obsequies offerings. (Shraadhdha = Meal served for the liberation of ansestors souls)

Ja(n)bhadaityathii traasyaa deva,
Kiidhii mhera te(n) tyaa(n) tatakheva;

When the Demon Ja(n)bha harassed the Devas (Gods) you bestowed mercy on them immediately without any delay.

Vistaarii maayaa ditisuta
I(n)drakare hanaavyo tuurta.

Spreading your divine powers (maayaa) you had the demon killed instantly at the hands of Indra (King of Devas / Gods)

Evii Lilaa ka(n)i ka(n)i Sharva,
kiidhii varnave ko te sarva?

O! Lord Shiva (Sharva) your divine acts and miracles are countless. Who can aptly describe and narate them all?

Dodyo Aayu sutane kaama,
Kiidho ene te(n) nishkaama;

King Aayu ran to you for the boon of a son. You not only granted him his wish but also liberated him from all desires.

Bodhyaa Yadu ne Parashuraama,
Saadhyadeva Prahlaada akaama.

You enlightened King Yadu and Parshuraam, Saadhyadeva and Prahlaada to liberate them from desires.

Evii taarii krupaa agaadha!
kema sunne naa maaro saada?

Such unfathomable is your grace, why do you not heed to my call? (You have abundant compassion for many people. Why are you not listening to my call/prayers?)

Doda,a(n)ta naa dekha Ana(n)ta!
maa kara adhavacha shishuno a(n)ta!!

Run to my aid, O! Limitless Lord (Ana(n)ata)! Do not see my end (Do not wait for my death) Do not destroy this child halfway (untimely)!!

Joii dvijastrii kero sneha,
Thayo putra tu(n) nihsandeha.

Witnessing (Recognising) the devout love and devotion of a Brahmin woman, you were certainly gracious enough to take birth as her son.

Smartrugaamii kalitaar krupaala!
taaryo dhobhii chheka gamaara.

O! Instant gracious, compassionate and merciful Lord, saviour in this kaliyuga, you liberated the illerate and backward washerman (Dhobii=a person cleaning clothes for livelihood)

Petapiidathii taaryo vipra,
Braahmanashetha ugaaryo kshipra.

You relieved a Brahmin of his abdominal colic (i.e. acute stomachache) And saved a Brahmin sheriff. (In Gangapur Brahmakshetra a brahmin, fed up of his acute stomach pain was about to end his life by jumping into the river Godavari. But Shrii Nrusi(n)ha Saraswati Swami Maharaj stopped him from doing so and cured his ailment. A Brahmin businessman named Vallabhesh was killed by dacoits while he was on his way to Kuravapur for brahmins group feast. Shreepad prabhu appeared and killed the dacoits and brought back Vallabhesh to life)

Kare kema naa maarii vhaara?
Jo aaniigama eka ja vaara!!

(Why dont you help me?) Why not rescue me? Look at me just once!!

Shushka kaashthane aanyaa(n) patra!
Thayo kema udaasiina atra?

You revived a piece of dead wood which started bearing (green) leaves. Why are you so indifferent here (to me)?

Jaarjara va(n)dhyaa keraa(n) svapna,
karyaa(n) saphala te(n) sutanaa krutsna.

You fulfilled the cherished dreams (of having motherhood) of an aged barren lady (past child bearing age) and blessed her with a son.

Karii duura brahmanano kodha,
Kidhaa puurana enaa koda

Curring the Brahmin of leucoderma (Kodha = A disease which causes white patches on the skin) fulfilled his cherished desires (A brahmin named Nandi having leucoderma spots on his body performed penance to please Goddess Tulajapur Bhawani who directed him to approach Shri Nrusi(n)ha Saraswati Swamii Maharaaja at Gangapur and Swami Maharaja cured him of his ailment).

Va(n)dhyaa bhe(n)sa doojhavii deva,
Haryu(n) daaridrya te(n) tatakheva.

You made a barren buffalo milk yielding (revived lactation) and instantly alleviated poverty (of a destitute brahmin family in Gangapur)

Jhaalar khaaii riijhyo ema,
diidho suvarna ghata saprema.

Pleased with just Lima Beans (vhalore) meal, you lovingly bestowed upon the family a pot full of golden treasure.

Brahmanastriino mruta bharathaar,
kiidho sajiivana te(n) nirdhaara!

You undoubtedly restored to life the dead husband of a brahmin lady (in Gangapur)

Pishaacha-piidaa kiidhii duura,
Vipraputra uthaadyo shuura;

Breaking, the spell of evil spirits cast on a brave Brahmins son you saved (revived) him. (A Brahmin named Gangadhar living in village shirol had lost five sons under the spell of evil spirits. Swami Maharaj saved one of his two sons born later).

Harii vipramada a(n)tyajahaatha,
Rakshyo bhakta Trivikrama taata!

You humbled the proud Brahmins (debating arrongantly the meaning of scriptures) at the hands of an untouchable and thus protected your devotee Tri-Vikrambharati (who did not want to take part in the debate and arguments).

Nimeshamaatre tantuka eka,
paho(n)chaadyo shrii-shaile dekha!

Lo! In the twinkling of an eye, you made Tantuka (one of your devotees) reach Shree Shaila (Lord Shivas temple on the top of a hill).

Ekiisaathe aatha svaruupa,
dharii deva bahurrpa aruupa,

Sa(n)toshyaa nija bhakta sujaata,
aapii parachaao saakshaat.

You took eight different forms simultenously (and appeared at eight different places at the same time) O Formless Lord! you can take several forms. You satisfied your staunch devotees by performing yourself astonishing acts of Divine Grace.

Yavanaraajanii taalii piida,
Jaatapaatanii tane na chiida.

You relieved a Muslim King (who was the washerman blessed in his previous birth by nrusi(n) ha Saraswati Swami Maharaj) of his ailments. You have no aversion (dislike/hate) to any caste or creed.

Raamakrushnaruupe te(n) ema,
kiidhii liilaao ka(n)ii tema.

You performed numerous miracles in the form of Lord Rama and Lord Krishna.

Taaryaa(n) paththara ganikaa vyaadha!
Pashupa(n)khii pana tujane saadha!!

Lord Rama brought Ahalya back to life from a rock; Enlightened Pingala, the prostitute; transformed a wild life hunter into a great saint Valmikii. Under your influence beasts like elephant Gajendra, vultures like jatayu also behaved saintly.)

Adhamaodhaarana taaru(n) naama,
gaataa(n) sare na shaa(n) shaa(n) kaama?

Your name transforms the worst sinners into saints. What cannot be attained by chanting your name?

Aadhi vyaadhi upaadhi sarva,
t'ale smaranamaatrathii sharva!

All mental and physical ailments, agonies, miseries and all material problems end only by remembering you. Oh! Lord Shiva!

Muthachota naa laage jaana
paame nara smarane nirvaana.

Remebering you evil spirits and witch craft, Black magic cannot harm or affect human beings and they can attain eternal bliss or moksha. (Nirvaana = Moksha = Freedom from the cycle of birth and death).

Daakana Shaakana Bhe(n)saasura,
bhuuta pishaacho ja(n) da asura Naase muuthii daiine tuurta,
Dattadhuuna saa(n) bhalataa(n) muurta.

Witches, Ghosts, Goblins; Evil spirits & Demons, vanish at once hearing Datta-dhuuna (continuous chanting of Lord Datta Treyas name).

Karii dhuupa gaae je ema,
datta-baavanii aa saprema,
Sudhare tenaa ba(n) loka,
rahe na tene kyaa(n)ye shoka!
Daasii Sidhdhi tenii thaaya,
Duh:khadaaridrya tenaa(n) jaaya!

He, who devoutly sings this Datta Baavanii with lighted incense (Stick or Powder=Dhoop) imporves his life on earth and beyond. Nowhere any griefs remain for him and he has not to worry about nor will he face any sorrow or miseries. Achievements will be servant like at his command and he will be able to get rid of poverty, misery and scarcities.
Baavan Guruvaare nita nema,
kare paatha baavana saprema,
Yathaavakaashe nitya niyama,
tene kadi na da(n) de Yama.

One who recites Datta Baavanii with love and devotion fifytwo times on fiftytwo consecutive Thursdays (i.e. round the year) as well as when one is free and regularly as a daily ritual, he will never be punished by Yama (i.e. he will be free from the fear of death and rebirth)

Aneka ruupe eja abha(n)ga,
Bhajataa(n) nade na maayaa-ra(n)ga!

He, the formless is the eternal one in several diversified forms. Worshipping Him will (become free from illusion) keep away all wordly attachments (says Rang Avadhuut)

Sahasra naame naamii eka,
datta Digambara asa(n)ga chheka!!

Thousand names speak of that nameless one but Datta = the sky clad = is one and absolutely aloof from all attachments!!

Va(n)du(n) tujane vaara(n) vaar,
Veda shvaasa taaraa niradhaara!

I bow down to you again and again. Vedas are certainly your breaths.

Thaake varnavataa(n) jyaa(n) Shesha,
kon raa(n)ka hu(n) bahukrutavesha?

If Shesha (the serpant God with a thousand fangs/tongues) gets tired trying to describe your glories aptly, who am I, a poor guy who has taken several births (trying to understand you and describe your glories aptly)?

Anubhava-truptino udgaara,
suun'ii hase te khaashe maara.

This is an expression of experience and deep satisfaction. One who laughs at it (ridicules it) will surely get punished.

Tapassi ! tattvamasi e deva,
Bolo jaya jaya shrii Gurudeva!

O Tapasi! (Tapasi is the one who performs tapasya i.e. penance. Here Pujyashree addresses to his costudent, friend and devotee, late Shri Amrutlal Nathalal Modi = Modijee or Modikaka as he was known then). You yourself are that Lord Supreme. Sing aloud the Victory and Glory of Shree Gurudeva (our Master i.e. Lord Dattatreya).

Pujya Sri Rang Avadhut Maharaj ki Jai!!!!!!