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English Totakashtakam pdf With Meaning – Transliteration

Totakashtakam was composed by Totakacharya, one of the chief disciples of Sri Adi Shankara. It is an octad of verses in praise of the Master. Here is the Totakashtakam lyrics in English in pdf with meaning.

LinkTotakashtakam Transliteration in English Meaning pdf

The meter Totakacharya has used in this composition is the difficult but beautiful totaka. Hence he was himself given the name Totakacharya. Every word of this exquisite hymn bespeaks the utter devotion of its author to Adi Shankara.

Adi Shankaracharya, the Guru, is all to him. There is nothing equal to the Guru; nothing superior to him. The Guru is the dispeller of the darkness of ignorance. There can be no greater good than the removal of ignorance. The spirit of devotion of the disciple is best expressed in the soul-moving poem.