Harivarasanam is a lullaby which is sung everyday in the Sabrimala temple before closing the door of the main place of worship or Sanctorum Sanctorum.
In 1955, Swami Vimochananad recited this Ashtakam for the first time in front of Ayyappa Swamy at Sabarimala.
During the recitation of the lullaby , devotees can feel the presence of Lord Ayappa.
At the completion of the last line , the door of the temple gets closed for the day.
Lyrics and Meaning in Hindi and English
हरिहरात्मजं देवमाश्रये ॥ १ ॥
One who is seated on the supreme Simhasana. One who enchants the Universe. One whose holy feet are worshipped by Surya. One who kills the enemies of good thought and who enacts cosmic dance every day. Oh, Son of Hari And Hara, I take refuge in you Ayyappa, I take refuge in you Ayyappa.
भरणलोलुपं नर्तनालसम् ।
हरिहरात्मजं देवमाश्रये ॥ २ ॥
One whose mind gladdens on hearing Sharana Gosham, One who is a great ruler of the Universe, One who loves to dance, One who shines in the rising Sun, One who is the master of all beings, Oh Hariharaputra Deva, I take refuge in you Ayyappa, I take refuge in you Ayyappa.
प्रणतकल्पकं सुप्रभाञ्चितम् ।
हरिहरात्मजं देवमाश्रये ॥ ३ ॥
One whose soul is truth, One who is the darling of all souls, One who created the universe, One who shines with a glittering Halo, One who is the abode of “OM”, One who loves songs, Oh Hariharaputra Deva, I take refuge in you Ayyappa, I take refuge in you Ayyappa.
वरगदायुधं वेदवर्णितम् ।
हरिहरात्मजं देवमाश्रये ॥ ४ ॥
One who has a pretty face One who rides a horse, One who has a pretty face, One who has the blessed mace as a weapon, One who bestows grace like a teacher, One who loves songs, Son of Hari and Hara, I take refuge in you Ayyappa, I take refuge in you Ayyappa.
Trinayanam Prabhum Divyadeshikam
त्रिनयनप्रभुं दिव्यदेशिकम् ।
हरिहरात्मजं देवमाश्रये ॥ ५ ॥
One who is worshiped by the three worlds, One who is the soul of all gods, One who is the lord of Shiva, One who is worshipped by devas, One who is worshipped three times a day, One whose thought is fulfilling, Son of Hari and Hara I take refuge in you Ayyappa, I take refuge in you Ayyappa.
भुवनमोहनं भूतिभूषणम् ।
हरिहरात्मजं देवमाश्रये ॥ ६ ॥
One who destroys fear, One who brings prosperity, One who is the enchanter of the universe, One who wears holy ash as an ornament, One who rides a white elephant, Son of Hari and Hara, I take refuge in you Ayyappa, I take refuge in you Ayyappa.
कलभकोमलं गात्रमोहनम् ।
हरिहरात्मजं देवमाश्रये ॥ ७ ॥ Saranam Ayyappa || 7 ||
One who blesses with an enchanting smile, One who has is very pretty, One who is adorned by sandal paste, One who has a pretty mien, One who is a like a lion to the elephants, One who rides on a tiger, Son of Hari and Hara, I take refuge in you Ayyappa, I take refuge in you Ayyappa.
श्रुतिविभूषणं साधुजीवनम् ।
हरिहरात्मजं देवमाश्रये ॥ ८ ॥
One who is dear to his devotees, One who fulfills wishes, One who is praised by Vedas, One who blesses the life of ascetics, One who is the essence of Vedas, One who enjoys divine music, Son of Hari and Hara, I take refuge in you Ayyappa, I take refuge in you Ayyappa.
“Swamiye Saranam Ayyappa”.
॥ इति श्री हरिहरात्मजाष्टकं सम्पूर्णम् ॥