“Aum Trayambakam Yajaamahey Sugandhim Pusti Vardhanam Urvaarukamiva Bandhanaath Mrutyor Muksheeya Maamritaat”
1. We worship the three eyed One (Lord Shiva) who is fragrant and who nourishes all beings; may He liberate me from death, for the sake of immortality, even as cucumber is severed from its bondage of the vine.
“Mrutyunjayaaya Rudraaya Neelakantaaya Shambhave Amriteshaaya Sarvaaya Mahadevaaya Te Namaha”
2. I pray to Lord Mahadeva who has conquered death, who is the destroyer of the universe, who has a blue neck and who gives happiness to all.
“Vande Deva Umaa Pathim Suragurum Vande Jagat Kaaranam Vande Pannaga Bhooshanam Mruga Dharam Vande Pashoonam Pathim Vande Soorya Shashanka Vahni Nayanam Vande Mukunda Priyam Vande Bhakta Jana Ashrayam Cha Varadam Vande Shiva Shankaram”
3. I bow down to the Lord of Uma (Parvathi), the divine Guru, the cause of the universe. I bow down to the Lord who is adorned with snake and wears tiger skin, the Lord of all creatures. I bow down to the Lord whose three eyes are the sun, moon and fire and to whom Lord Vishu is near. I bow down to the Lord who is the refuge of all devotees and the giver of boons, Shiva Shanakara.
“Gauri Vallabha Kaamaarey Kaala Koota Vishaasana Maam Uddhhare Padambhoje Tripura Agnyata Kaantaka”
4. Please save me, oh Lord Kaamaarey (another name for Lord Shiva). You are mother Gauri’s consort; You are the One who drank the kaala koota poison (which resulted from the churning of the ocean); You are the destroyer of the three cities. Oh Lord I have taken refuge at Your Feet.