[Advaita-l] Fwd: Shiva bhujanga Stotram of Shankara alluded to in the Shankara Vijaya

V Subrahmanian v.subrahmanian at gmail.com
Tue Oct 25 06:28:03 EDT 2022

The Shiva bhujanga Stotram of Shankaracharya alluded to in the Shankara

In the Madhaviya Shankara Digvijayam, during the event of Shankaracharya
visiting his mother in her deathbed, upon  her beseeching him for the means
for liberation, after her turning down his Nirguna Brahman upadesha,
Shankara first prays to Lord Shiva. The Shankara Vijaya says that this
prayer was in the form of a Bhujanga prayata meter. The commentary presents
the Stotra in great length.

The stotra can be read here:


The Madhaviya Shankara Vijaya is admitted to be a composition of the 14th
century. That means that the Shiva bhujanga Stotram has been existing from
a period prior to this text. The Vijaya says in the beginning that this is
a condensation of an ancient Vijaya.

It may be noted that there is a Vishnu bhujanga Stotra too attributed to
Shankaracharya in popular parlance.

The image of the Shankara Vijaya can be seen here:



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