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Shri Hari Ashtakam -English-Hindi

The Hari Ashtakam is a prayer dedicated to Vishnu as Hari.Hari means one who shows you the true path and removes the illusion or Maya in which you live. This Stotra was composed and recited in praise of Hari by Pralhad, the Daitya or Demon who was one of the greatest devotees of Vishnu.

As a result of his unflinching devotion and love, Vishnu time and again saved his life and set him on the right path of Moksha or ultimate liberation.

This is a Stotra if recited with utmost devotion set one on the right path of Moksha or ultimate liberation.

Shrihari Ashtakam in Hindi and English Text
श्रीहररि अष्टकम इन हिंदी एंड इंग्लिश

Shri Hari Ashtakam
English Translation

HarirHarti Paapaani Dushta Chittairapti Smritah l
AnichyaApi Sansprishto Dahatyeva Hi Paavakah ll
Sa Gangaa Sa Gayaa Setuh Sa Kaashee Sa Cha Pushakaram l
JihwaAgre Vartate Yasya HarirItya Akshar Dvayam ll
Vaaranasyaam Kurukshetre Naimishaaranya Eva Cha l
YatKritam Ten YenOkten HarirItya Akshar Dvayam ll
Prithvyaam Yaani Teerthaani Punya AnyaayaTanaani Cha l
Taani SarvaanyaAsheshaani HarirItya Akshar Dvayam ll
Gavaam KotiSahasraani HemKanya SahasraKam l
Dattam Syaatten YenOktam HarirItya Akshar Dvayam ll
RigVedoAtha YajurVedah SaamVedo Apya Atharvanah l
Adheetsten Yen Oktam HarirItya Akshar Dvayam ll
Ashva Medhair Maha Yajya NarMedhaisTathaiv Cha l
Ishtam Syaaten Yen Oktam HarirItyaAkshar Dvayam ll
Praan Pryaan Paatheyam Sansaar Vyaadhi Naashanam l
Dukha Atyanta Paritraanam HarirItya Akshar Dvayam ll
Badha Parikarsten Mokshaye Gamanam Prati l
SaKrid Uccharitam Yen HarirItya Akshar Dvyam ll
Hariya AshtakamIdam Punyam Pratahr Utthaaya Yah Pathet l
Aayushyam Balam Aarogyam Yasho Vridhi Sriyaavaham ll
Prahlaaden Kritam Stotram Dukha Sagar Shoshanam l
Yah Pathet Naro Yati Tad Vishnoh Paramam Padam ll

श्री हरि अष्टकम्
हरिर्हरति पापानि दुष्टचितैरपि स्मृतः l अनिच्छयाऽपि संस्पृष्टो दहत्येव हि पावकः ll
स गँगा स गया सेतुः स काशी स च पुष्करम् l जिह्वाग्रे वर्तते यस्या हरिरित्यक्षर द्वयम् ll
वाराणस्यां कुरुक्षेत्रे नैमिशारण्य एव च l यत्कृतं तेन येनोक्तं हरिरित्यक्षर द्वयम् ll
पृथिव्यां यानि तीर्थानि पुन्यान्यायतनानि च l तानि सर्वाण्यशेषाणि हरिरित्यक्षर द्वयम् ll
गवां कोटिसहस्राणि हेमकन्यासहस्रकम् l दत्तं स्यात्तेन येनोक्तं हरिरित्यक्षर द्वयम् ll
ॠग्वेदोऽथ यजुर्वेदः सामवेदोऽप्यथर्वणः l अधीतस्तेन येनोक्तं हरिरित्यक्षर द्वयम् ll
अश्वमेधैर्महायज्ञैः नरमेधैस्तथैव च l इष्टं स्यात्तेन येनोक्तं हरिरित्यक्षर द्वयम् ll
प्राण प्रयाण पाथेयं संसार व्याधिनाशनम् l दुःखात्यन्त परित्राणं हरिरित्यक्षर द्वयम् ll
बद्ध परिकरस्तेन मोक्षाय गमनं प्रति l सकृदुच्चारितं येन हरिरित्यक्षर द्वयम् ll
हर्यष्टकमिदं पुण्यं प्रातरुत्थाय यः पठेत् l आयुष्यं बलमारोग्यं यशो वृद्धिश्श्रियावहम् ll
प्रह्लादेन कृतं स्तोत्रं दुःखसागर शोषणम् l यः पठेत्स नरो याति तद्विष्णोः परमं पदम् ll

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