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Soundarya Lahari (By Sri Adi Shankara)

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<font face="Courier New"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><font face="Courier New"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><font size="2" _moz_dirty="">Source: </font><span><a title="null" target="_blank" href="">Soundarya Lahari By Sri Adi Shankara </a></span><font size="2" _moz_dirty=""><br _moz_dirty=""><br _moz_dirty="">Soundarya Lahari meaning waves of beauty consists of two parts viz. Ananda Lahari meaning waves of happiness (first 41 stanzas) and Soundarya Lahari (the next 59 stanzas). It is believed that Lord Ganesha himself has etched the Ananda Lahari on Mount Meru (Some people believe that Sage Pushpa Dhantha did the etching). It was read from there by Sage Goudapada who taught it to Adi Sankara. Adi Sankara himself added the rest of the 59 stanzas and completed it.</font> <p _moz_dirty=""><font size="2">These 100 stanzas are supposed to be the foremost among Mantra literature. It is also believed that by Making suitable Yantras and reciting particular stanzas and worshipping the yantras almost anything can be obtained in the world .There are more thn 36 commentaries to Soundarya Lahari written in Sanskrit itself. Of them the most famous is that written by Lakshmi Dhara alias Lalla, His commentary is used to understand the meaning of the different verses. Though there are large number of translations and commentaries of Soundarya Lahari available this is perhaps the first time an attempt is made by a mere novice to translate them in to English verse. The aim is to bring to the notice of the devotes who know English better than other languages , the majesty of the medium of worship called Soundarya Lahari. A transliteration in roman script is also given. May all those who read this be drenched forever by this “Wave of happiness”<br> <font color="#cc0000"><b> <br> Part I - Ananda Lahari (The waves of happiness)*</b></font><br> <br> 1<br> <b><i>Shivah shakthya yukto yadi bhavati shaktah prabhavitum<br> Na chedevam devo na khalu kusalah spanditumapi;<br> Atas tvam aradhyam Hari-Hara-Virinchadibhir api<br> Pranantum stotum vaa katham akrta-punyah prabhavati</i></b><br> <br> Lord Shiva, only becomes able.<br> To do creation in this world along with Shakthi<br> Without her, Even an inch he cannot move,<br> And so how can, one who does not do good deeds,<br> Or one who does not sing your praise,<br> Become adequate to worship you<br> Oh , goddess mine, Who is worshipped by the trinity.<br> <br> 2<br> (Attracting all the world)&amp;<br> <b><i>Taniyamsam pamsum tava carana-pankeruha-bhavam<br> Virincih sanchinvan virachayati lokan avikalam;<br> Vahaty evam Shaurih katham api sahasrena shirasaam<br> Harah samksudy'ainam bhajati bhajati bhasito'ddhalama-vidhim.</i></b></font></p> <p _moz_dirty=""><font size="2">Lord Brahma ,the creator of yore,<br> Selects a dust from your feet,<br> And creates he this world,<br> The great Adisesha* with his thousand heads,<br> Some how carries a dust of your feet,<br> With effort great,<br> And the great Lord Rudra,<br> Takes it and powders it nice,<br> And uses it as the holy ash.<br> <br> 3<br> (Attainment of all knowledge)<br> <b><i>Avidyanam antas-timira-mihira-dweeppa-nagari<br> Jadanam chaitanya-stabaka-makaranda-sruti jhari<br> Daridranam cinta-mani-gunanika janma-jaladhau<br> Nimadhanam damshtra mura-ripu-varahasya bhavati.</i></b><br> <br> The dust under your feet, Oh Goddess great,<br> Is like the city of the rising sun,<br> That removes all darkness , unfortunate,<br> From the mind of the poor ignorant one,<br> Is like the honey that flows ,<br> From the flower bunch of vital action,<br> To the slow witted one,<br> Is like the heap of wish giving gems,<br> To the poorest of men,<br> And is like the teeth of Lord Vishnu<br> In the form of Varaha,<br> Who brought to surface,<br> The mother earth,<br> To those drowned in this sea of birth.<br> <br> 4<br> (Removal of all fears, Curing of diseases)<br> <b><i>Tvad anyah paanibhyam abhaya-varado daivataganah<br> Tvam eka n'aivasi prakatita-var'abhityabhinaya;<br> Bhayat tratum datum phalam api cha vancha samadhikam<br> Saranye lokanam tava hi charanaveva nipunav..</i></b><br> <br> Oh, She who is refuge to all this world,<br> All gods except you mother,<br> Give refuge and grants wishes,<br> Only by their hand.<br> But only you mother<br> Never show the world in detail,<br> The boons and refuge that you can give,<br> For even your holy feet will suffice,<br> To remove fear for ever,<br> And grant boons much more than asked.<br> <br> 5<br> (Mutual attraction between male and female)<br> <b><i>Haris tvam aradhya pranata-jana-saubhagya-jananim<br> Pura nari bhutva Pura-ripum api ksobham anayat;<br> Smaro'pi tvam natva rati-nayana-lehyena vapusha<br> Muninam apyantah prabhavati hi mohaya mahatam.</i></b><br> <br> You who grant all the good things,<br> To those who bow at your feet,<br> Was worshipped by the Lord Vishnu,<br> Who took the pretty lovable feminine form,<br> And could move the mind of he who burnt the cities,<br> And make him fall in love with him.<br> And the God of love , Manmatha,<br> Took the form which is like nectar,<br> Drunk by the eyes by Rathi his wife,<br> After venerating you,<br> Was able to create passion ,<br> Even in the mind of Sages the great.<br> <br> 6<br> (Getting sons as progeny)<br> <b><i>Dhanun paushpam maurvi madhu-kara-mayi pancha visikha<br> Vasantaha samanto Malaya-marud ayodhana-rathah;<br> Tatha'py ekah sarvam Himagiri-suthe kam api kripaam<br> Apangat te labdhva jagadidam Anango vijayate</i></b><br> <br> Oh ,daughter of the mountain of ice,<br> With a bow made of flowers,<br> Bow string made of honey bees,<br> Five arrows made of only tender flowers,<br> With spring as his minister,<br> And riding on the chariot of breeze from Malaya mountains<br> The god of love who does not have a body,<br> Gets the sideways glance of your holy eyes,<br> And is able to win all the world alone.<br> <br> 7<br> (Seeing the Goddess in person, Winning over enemies)<br> <b><i>Kvanat-kanchi-dama kari-kalabha-kumbha-stana-nata<br> Pariksheena madhye parinata-sarachandra-vadana;<br> Dhanur banan pasam srinim api dadhana karatalaii<br> Purastad astam noh Pura-mathitur aho-purushika.</i></b><br> <br> With a golden belt,<br> Adorned by tiny tingling bells,<br> Slightly bent by breasts like the two frontal globes<br> Of an elephant fine,<br> With a thin pretty form,<br> And with a face like the autumn moon,<br> Holding in her hands,<br> A bow of sugar cane , arrows made of flowers,<br> And the noose and goad,<br> She who has the wonderful form,<br> Of the ego of the God who burnt the three cities,<br> Should please come and appear before us.<br> <br> 8<br> (Avoiding of birth and death)<br> <b><i>Sudha-sindhor madhye sura-vitapi-vati parivrte<br> Mani-dweepe nipo'pavana-vathi chintamani-grhe;<br> Shivaakare manche Parama-Shiva-paryanka-nilayam<br> Bhajanti tvam dhanyah katichana chid-ananda-laharim.</i></b><br> <br> In the middle of the sea of nectar,<br> In the isle of precious gems,<br> Which is surrounded by wish giving Kalpaga trees,<br> In the garden Kadamba trees,<br> In the house of the gem of thought,<br> On the all holy seat of the lap of the great God Shiva,<br> Sits she who is like a tide<br> In the sea of happiness of ultimate truth,<br> And is worshipped by only by few select holy men.<br> <br> 9<br> (For return of people who have gone on journey,<br> For getting eight types of wealth)<br> <b><i>Mahim muladhare kamapi manipure huthavaham<br> Sthitham svadhistane hridi marutamakasam upari;<br> Mano'pi bhruu-madhye sakalamapi bhittva kula-patham<br> Sahasrare padme saha rahasi patyaa viharase.</i></b><br> <br> Oh Goddess mine,<br> You live in seclusion with your consort,<br> In the lotus with thousand petals,<br> Reached after breaking through the micro ways,<br> Of the power of earth in Mooladhara,<br> Of the power of water of Mani poora,<br> Of the power of fire of Swadhishtana,<br> Of the fire of air in the heart,<br> And of the power of ether in between the eyelids*<br> <br> · </font><font size="1">The Devotees who use Raja yoga believe that right below the back bone there exists a very micro nerve called Sushmna. Below this is the mooladhara chakra(The wheel which is the ultimate basis),and two inches above is the Swadishtana (ego wishes wheel) chakra and above that and opposite to the belly button is mani pooraka(the complete gem wheel) chakra and above that opposite to the heart is Anahatha chakra(deathless wheel) and above that opposite to the throat is the Vishuddhi chaka(wheel of ultimate cleanliness) and above that in between the eyelids is the Agna chakra(Wheel of order ) and in the bottom of the brain is the Sahasrara chakra(the wheel of thousand lotus),They belive that the malefic bad thoughts of men sleeps in the mooladhara chakra in the form of a snake called Kundalini..If the devotee can wake up this snake and lead it through each of the above wheels, step by step and make it reach the Sahasrara, he attains ultimate redemption and sees the ultimate truth behind everything.</font><font size="2"><br> <br> 10<br> (Getting a strong body, virility)<br> <b><i>Sudha-dhara-sarais carana-yugalanta vigalitaih<br> Prapancham sinchanti punarapi ras'amnaya-mahasah;<br> Avapya svam bhumim bhujaga-nibham adhyusta-valayam<br> Svam atmanam krtva svapishi kulakunde kuharini</i></b><br> <br> Using the nectar that flows in between your feet,<br> To drench all the nerves of the body,<br> And descending from the moon with nectar like rays,<br> Reaching back to your place,<br> And coiling your body in to a ring like serpant,<br> You sleep in the Kula Kunda* with a hole in the middle.<br> <br> 11<br> (Good progeny, Getting a meaning for life)<br> <b><i>Chaturbhih shri-kantaih shiva-yuvatibhih panchabhir api<br> Prabhinnabhih sambhor navabhir api mula-prakrthibhih;<br> Chatus-chatvarimsad vasu-dala-kalasra-trivalaya-<br> Tri-rekhabhih sardham tava sarana-konah parinatah</i></b><br> <br> With four wheels of our Lord Shiva,<br> And with five different wheels of you, my mother,<br> Which are the real basis of this world,<br> Your house of the holy wheel,<br> Has four different parts,<br> Of eight and sixteen petals,<br> Three different circles,<br> And three different lines,<br> Making a total of forty four angles*.<br> <br> 12<br> (To attain Lord Shiva, To make a dumb man speak)<br> <b><i>Tvadiyam saundaryam Tuhina-giri-kanye tulayitum<br> Kavindrah kalpante katham api Virinchi-prabhrutayah;<br> Yadaloka'utsukyad amara-lalana yanti manasa<br> Tapobhir dus-prapam api girisa-sayujya-padavim.</i></b><br> <br> Oh, daughter of ice mountain,<br> Even the creator who leads ,<br> An array of great poets,<br> Fails to describe your sublime beauty.<br> The heavenly maidens pretty,<br> With a wish to see your pristine loveliness,<br> Try to see you through the eyes your Lord , the great Shiva,<br> And do penance to him and reach him through their mind.<br> <br> 13<br> (Victory in the matters of love)<br> <b><i>Naram varshiyamsam nayana virasam narmasu jadam,<br> Thava panga loke pathitha manudhavanthi sathasa<br> Gala dweni bhandha kuch kalasa visthrutha sichaya<br> Hatath thrudyath kanchyho vigalidha dhukoola yuva thaya.</i></b><br> <br> With disheveled hair,<br> With upper cloths slipping from their busts,<br> With the lock of the golden belt getting open due to the haste,<br> And with saris slipping away from their shoulders,<br> Hundreds of young lasses,<br> Run after the men,<br> Who get your sidelong glance,<br> Even though they are very old,<br> Bad looking and not interested in love sports.<br> <br> 14<br> (Avoiding famine, dacoity and epidemic)<br> <b><i>Ksitau sat-panchasad dvi-samadhika-panchasadudake<br> Hutase dva-sastis chatur-adhika-panchasad anile;<br> Divi dvih-shatrimsan manasi cha chatuh-sashtir iti ye<br> Mayukhastesham athyupari tava padambuja yugam.</i></b><br> <br> Your two holy feet are far above,<br> The fifty six rays of the essence of earth of Mooladhara,<br> The fifty two rays of the essence of water of Mani pooraka,<br> The sixty two rays of the essence of fire of Swadhishtana,<br> The fifty four rays of the essence of air of Anahatha,<br> The seventy two rays of the essence of ether of Visuddhi,<br> And the sixty four rays of the essence of mind of Agna chakra.<br> <br> 15<br> (Ability to write poems and ability to become scholar)<br> <b><i>Saraj-jyotsna-shuddham sasi-yuta-jata-juta-makutam<br> Vara-traasa-traana-sphatika-ghutika-pustaka karaam;<br> Sakrn na thva nathva katham iva sathaam sannidadhate<br> Madhu-kshira-drakhsa-madhurima-dhurinah phanitayah.</i></b><br> <br> Sweetest words rivaling the honey, milk and grapes,<br> Can only Come to the thoughts of the devotee,<br> Who once meditates on your face,<br> Which is like the white autumn moon,<br> On your head with a crown with the crescent moon and flowing hair,<br> And hands that shower boons and give protection,<br> Which hold the crystal chain of beads and books.<br> <br> 16<br> (Mastery of Vedas)<br> <b><i>Kavindranam chetah-kamala-vana-baal'atapa-ruchim<br> Bhajante ye santah katichid arunameva bhavatim;<br> Virinchi-preyasyas tarunatara sringara-lahari-<br> Gabhirabhi vagbhir vidadhati satam ranjanamami.</i></b><br> <br> She who is the purple luster of the dawn,<br> To the lotus forest like mind,<br> Of the kings of poets of the world,<br> And thus called Aruna-the purple coloured one,<br> Creates happiness in the mind of the holy,<br> With tender passionate wave of words ,<br> (Of Sarswathi the darling of Brahma,)<br> Which are royal and youthful.<br> <br> 17<br> (mastery over words, Knowledge of science)<br> <b><i>Savitribhir vacham Chasi-mani-sila-bhanga-rucibhir<br> Vasiny'adyabhis tvam saha janani samchintayati yah;<br> Sa karta kavyanam bhavati mahatam bhangi-rucibhih<br> Vacobhi vagdevi-vadana-kamal'amoda madhuraii..</i></b><br> <br> Oh, mother holy,<br> He who worships you,<br> Along with the goddess like Vasini,<br> Who are the prime source of words,<br> And you who are having the great luster,<br> Got by breaking the moon stone,<br> Becomes the author of great epics,<br> Which shine like those written by great ones,<br> And which have the sweet scent<br> Of the face of the goddess of knowledge<br> <br> 18<br> (Victory in love)<br> <b><i>Thanuschayabhi sthe tharuna-tharuni –srisarinibhi<br> Divam sarva-murvi-marunimani magnam smaranthi ya<br> Bhavanthasya thrasya-dhwana-harina shaleena nayana<br> Sahervasya vasya kathikathi na geervana Ganika</i></b><br> <br> He who meditates on,<br> The luster of your beautiful body,<br> Which is blessed by the rising sun,<br> And which dissolves the sky and the world,<br> In light purple hue,<br> Makes celestial damsels like Uravasi and others,<br> Who have eyes like the wild startled deer,<br> Follow him like slaves.<br> <br> 19<br> (Victory in love)<br> <i><b>Mukham bindun kruthva kucha yuga mada sthasya thadha dho<br> Harardha dhyayedhyo haramamahishi the manmathakalam<br> Sa sadhya samkshebham nayathi vanitha inyathiladhu<br> Thrilokimapyasu bramayathi ravindu sthana yugam.</b></i><br> <br> Hey, Mother who is Goddess of all universe,<br> He who meditates on you ,<br> As the crescent of love of our lord great,,<br> On the dot of the holy wheel,<br> Your two busts just below,<br> And you as the half of Shiva our lord,<br> Not only Creates waves of emotion in ladies,<br> But charms the world, which has moon and sun as busts.<br> <br> 20<br> (Curing of all poisons and curing of all fevers)<br> <b><i>Kirantim angebhyah kirana-nikurumba'mrta-rasam<br> Hrdi tvam adhatte hima-kara-sila murthimiva yah;<br> Sa sarpanam darpam samayati sakuntadhipa iva<br> Jvara-plustan drshtya sukhayati sudhadhara-siraya.<br> </i></b><br> He who meditates in his mind,<br> On you who showers nectar from all your limbs,<br> And in the form which resembles,<br> The statue carved out of moonstone,<br> Can with a single stare,<br> Put an end to the pride of snakes,<br> And with his nectar like vision,<br> Cure those afflicted by fever.<br> <br> 21<br> (Attracting every one, Making everyone happy)<br> <b><i>Tatil-lekha-thanvim thapana-sasi-vaisvanara-mayim<br> Nishannam shannam apy upari kamalanam tava kalaam;<br> Maha-padma tavyam mrdita-mala-mayena manasa<br> Mahantah pasyanto dadhati parama'hlada-laharim.</i></b><br> <br> Those souls great,<br> Who have removed all the dirt from the mind,<br> And meditate on you within their mind,<br> Who is of the form of sun and moon,<br> And living in the forest of lotus,<br> And also above the six wheels of lotus,<br> Enjoy waves after waves,<br> Of happiness supreme.<br> <br> 22<br> (Getting of all powers)<br> <b><i>Bhavani tvam daase mayi vitara drishtim sakarunam<br> Iti sthotum vanchan kadhayati Bhavani tvam iti yah;<br> Tadaiva tvam tasmai disasi nija-sayujya-padavim<br> Mukunda-brahmendra-sphuta-makuta-nirajita-padam.</i></b><br> <br> If any one has wish in his mind to pray.<br> “You , Bhavani , my mother,<br> Please shower on me, a part of your merciful look”,<br> Even before he says, “You Bhavani”,<br> You my goddess,<br> Would give to him the water,<br> Falling from the crowns ,<br> Of Vishnu, Rudra and Brahma,<br> At your feet,<br> And grant him, the eternal life in your world.<br> <br> 23<br> (getting of all riches)<br> <b><i>Tvaya hrithva vamam vapur aparitripthena manasa<br> Sarir'ardham sambhor aparam api sankhe hritham abhut;<br> Yad ethat tvadrupam sakalam arunabham trinayanam<br> Kuchabhyam anamram kutila-sadi-chuudala-makutam.</i></b><br> <br> Your form in my mind,<br> Is the colour of red of the rising sun,<br> Is adorned with three eyes,<br> Has two heavy busts,<br> Is slightly bent,<br> And wears a crown with the crescent moon,<br> And hence arises a doubt in me,<br> That you were not satisfied ,<br> By half the body of Shambu that he gave,<br> And occupied all his body.<br> <br> 24<br> (Management of fear of Bhoothas, Prethas and Pishachas)<br> <b><i>Jagat suthe dhata harir avati rudrah kshapayate<br> Tiraskurvan etat svam api vapurisastirayati;<br> Sada-purvah sarvam tad idamanugrhnati cha Shiva-<br> Stavajnam aalambya kshana-chalitayor bhru-latikayoh.</i></b><br> <br> Brahma creates the world,<br> Vishnu looks after it,<br> Shiva destroys it,<br> Easwara makes them disappear,<br> And also disappears himself,<br> And Sadshiva blesses them all,<br> By your order given to him,<br> By a momentary move of your eyebrows.<br> <br> 25<br> (Getting higher posts and power)<br> <b><i>Trayanam devanam thri-guna-janitanam tava Sive<br> Bhavet puja puja tava charanayor ya virachita;<br> Tatha hi tvat-pado'dvahana-mani-pithasya nikate<br> Sthita hy'ete sasvan mukulita-karottamsa-makuta</i></b><br> <br> Consort of Shiva,<br> The worship done at the base of your feet,<br> Is the worship done to the holy Trinity,<br> Born based on your trine properties .<br> This is so true, oh mother,<br> Because don’t the trinity,<br> Always stand with folded hands,<br> Kept on their crown<br> Near the jeweled plank,<br> Which carries thine feet.<br> <br> 26<br> (Destruction of enemies)<br> <b><i>Virincih panchatvam vrajati harir apnoti virathim<br> Vinasam kinaso bhajati dhanado yati nighanam;<br> Vitandri mahendri vithathir api sammeelita-drsa<br> Maha-samhare smin viharati sati tvat-patirasau.</i></b><br> <br> The creator reaches the dissolution,<br> The Vishnu attains death,<br> The god of death even dies,<br> Kubera the lord of wealth expires,<br> The Indras close their eyes one after one,<br> And attain the wake less sleep,<br> During the final deluge,<br> But you my chaste mother,<br> Play with your consort the Sadashiva<br> <br> 27<br> (Realisation of self and ultimate truth)<br> <b><i>Japo jalpah shilpam sakalam api mudra-virachana<br> Gatih pradaksinya-kramanam asanady'ahuti-vidhih;<br> Pranamah samvesah sukham akilam atmarpana-drsa<br> Saparya-paryayas tava bhavatu yan me vilasitam.</i></b><br> <br> Let the mutterings that I do,<br> With the sacrifice in my soul.<br> Become chanting of your name,<br> Let all my movements become thine Mudhras,<br> Let my travel become perambulations around thee,<br> Let the act of eating and drinking become fire sacrifice to thee,<br> Let my act of sleeping becomes salutations to you ,<br> And let all actions of pleasure of mine,<br> Become parts of thine worship.<br> <br> 28<br> (Fear of poison, Untimely death)<br> <b><i>Sudham apy asvadya pratibhaya-jaraa-mrtyu-harinim<br> Vipadyante visve Vidhi-Satamakhadya divishadah;<br> Karalam yat ksvelam kabalitavatah kaala-kalana<br> Na Sambhos tan-mulam tava janani tadanka-mahima.</i></b><br> <br> Oh, mother mine,<br> Gods like Indra and brahma,<br> Who have drunk deep the nectar divine,<br> Which removes the cruel aging and death,<br> Do die and disappear.<br> But Shambu thy consort,<br> Who swallowed poison that is potent,<br> Does never die,<br> Because of the greatness ,<br> Of thine ear studs.<br> <br> 29<br> (Avoiding of abortions, Taming bad people)<br> <b><i>Kiritam vairincham parihara purah kaitabha bhidah<br> Katore kotire skalasi jahi jambhari-makutam;<br> Pranamreshwateshu prasabha mupayatasya bhavanam<br> Bhavasy'abhyutthane tava parijanoktir vijayate.<br> </i></b><br> Yours escorts divine,<br> Shout with concern at thee.<br> “Avoid the crown of Brahma,<br> You may hit your feet,<br> At the hard crown of Vishnu,<br> Who killed the ogre Kaidaba,<br> Avoid the crown of Indra”,<br> When you get up and rush in a hurry,<br> To receive thine lord who comes to your place.<br> <br> 30<br> (Entering to another body)<br> <b><i>Sva-deh'odbhutabhir ghrnibhir animadyabhir abhito<br> Nishevye nitye tvamahamiti sada bhavayati yah;<br> Kim-ascharyam tasya tri-nayana-samrddhim trinayato<br> Maha-samvartagnir virchayati nirajana-vidhim.</i></b><br> <br> It is not surprising to know, Oh mother,<br> Who does not have birth and death,<br> And who is most suitable to be served,<br> That the destroying fire of the deluge,<br> Shows prayerful harathi to the one.<br> Who considers you,<br> (Who is of the form of rays,<br> And is surrounded on all four sides,<br> By the angels of power called Anima,)<br> As his soul always,<br> And who considers the wealth of the three eyed God,<br> As worthless and as equal to dried grass.<br> <br> 31<br> (Attraction of everything)<br> <b><i>Cautuh-shashtya tantraih sakalam atisamdhaya bhuvanam<br> Sthitas tat-tat-siddhi-prasava-para-tantraih pasupatih;<br> Punas tvan-nirbandhad akhila-purusarth'aika ghatana-<br> Svatantram te tantram khsiti-talam avatitaradidam.</i></b><br> <br> The Lord of all souls, Pasupathi*,<br> Did create the sixty four thanthras,<br> Each leading to only one desired power,<br> And started he his relaxation..<br> But you goaded him mother,<br> To create in this mortal world.<br> Your thanthra called Sri vidya.<br> Which grants the devotee,<br> All powers that give powers,<br> Over all the states in life.<br> <br> 32<br> (long life, Attracting of everything)<br> <b><i>Sivah saktih kamah kshitir atha ravih sithakiranah<br> Smaro hamsah sakrastadanu cha para-mara-harayah;<br> Amee hrllekhabhis tisrbhir avasanesu ghatitha<br> Bhajante varnaste tava janani nam'avayavatham.<br> </i></b><br> She who is mother of us all,<br> The seed letter “ka” of my lord Shiva,<br> The seed letter “a” of goddess Shakthi,<br> The seed letter “ee” of the god of love,<br> The seed letter “la” of earth,<br> The seed letter “ha” of the sun god,<br> The seed letter “sa” of the moon with cool rays,<br> The seed letter “ka” of again the god of love,<br> The seed letter ”ha” of the sky,<br> The seed letter “la” of Indra , the king of devas,<br> The seed letter “sa” of Para,<br> The seed letter “ka” of the God of love,<br> The seed letter “la” of the Lord Vishnu,<br> Along with your seed letters “Hrim”,<br> Which joins at the end of each of the three holy wheels,<br> Become the holy word to worship you.<br> <br> </font><font size="1">This stanza gives indirectly the most holy Pancha dasakshari manthra which consists of three parts viz., ka-aa-ee-la-hrim at the end of Vagbhava koota, ha-sa-ka-ha-la-hrin at the end of kama raja koota and sa-ka-la-hrim at the end of Shakthi koota.These parts are respectively called Vahni kundalini, Surya Kundalini and Soma kundalini.</font><font size="2"><br> <br> 33<br> (All benefits)<br> <b><i>Smaram yonim lakshmim trithayam idam adau tava manor<br> Nidhay'aike nitye niravadhi-maha-bhoga-rasikah;<br> Bhajanti tvam chintamani-guna-nibaddh'aksha-valayah<br> Sivagnau juhvantah surabhi-ghrta-dhara'huti-sataih.<br> </i></b><br> Oh, mother who is ever present,<br> Those who realize the essence ,<br> Of the limitless pleasure of the soul you give,<br> And who add the seed letter “Iim” of the god of love,<br> The seed letter “Hrim” of the goddess Bhuavaneswaree,<br> And the seed letter “Srim” of the goddess Lakhmi,<br> Which are the three letter triad,<br> Wear the garland of the gem of thoughts,<br> And offer oblations to the fire in triangle of Shiva,<br> With the pure scented ghee of the holy cow, Kamadhenu,<br> Several times and worship you.<br> <br> 34<br> (Development of mutual liking)<br> <b><i>Sariram twam sambhoh sasi-mihira-vakshoruha-yugam<br> Tav'atmanam manye bhagavati nav' atmanam anagham;<br> Atah seshah seshityayam ubhaya-saadharana taya<br> Sthitah sambandho vaam samarasa-parananda-parayoh.</i></b><br> <br> Oh goddess supreme,<br> I always see in my minds eye,<br> That your body with sun and moon,<br> As busts is the body of Shiva,<br> And his peerless body with nine surrounding motes,<br> Is your body, my goddess.<br> And so the relation of,” that which has”,<br> And” he who has”,<br> Becomes the one perfect relation of happiness,<br> And becomes equal in each of you.<br> <br> 35<br> (Curing of Tuberculosis)<br> <b><i>Manas tvam vyoma tvam marud asi marut saarathir asi<br> Tvam aastvam bhoomis tvayi parinathayam na hi param;<br> Tvam eva svatmanam parinamayithum visva-vapusha<br> Chidanand'aakaram Shiva-yuvati-bhaavena bibhrushe.</i></b><br> <br> Mind you are, Ether you are,<br> Air you are, Fire you are,<br> Water you are, Earth you are,<br> And you are the universe, mother,<br> There is nothing except you in the world,<br> But to make believe your form as the universe,<br> You take the role of wife of Shiva,<br> And appear before us in the form of ethereal happiness.<br> <br> 36<br> (Curing of all diseases)<br> <b><i>Tavaagna chakrastham thapana shakthi koti dhyudhidharam,<br> Param shambhum vande parimilitha –paarswa parachitha<br> Yamaradhyan bhakthya ravi sasi suchinama vishaye<br> Niraalokeloke nivasathi hi bhalokha bhuvane</i></b><br> <br> The one who worships Parameshwara,<br> Who has the luster of billions of moon and sun<br> And who lives in thine Agna chakra- the holy wheel of order,<br> And is surrounded by thine two forms,<br> On both sides,<br> Would forever live,<br> In that world where rays of sun and moon do not enter,<br> But which has its own luster,<br> And which is beyond the sight of the eye,<br> But is different from the world we see.<br> <br> 37<br> (Removal of Bhootha , Pretha Pisacha and Brahma Rakshasa)<br> <b><i>Vishuddhou the shuddha sphatika visadham vyoma janakam<br> Shivam seve devimapi siva samana vyavasitham<br> Yayo kaanthya sasi kirana saaroopya sarane<br> Vidhoo thantha dwarvantha vilamathi chakoriva jagathi</i></b><br> <br> I bow before the Shiva ,<br> Who is of the pure crystal form,<br> In thine supremely pure wheel<br> And who creates the principle of ether,<br> And to you my mother,<br> Who has same stream of thought as Him.<br> I bow before you both,<br> Whose moon like light,<br> Forever removes the darkness of ignorance,<br> Forever from the mind,<br> And which shines like the Chakora* bird ,<br> Playing in the full moon light.<br> <br> 38<br> (Curing of sickness during childhood)<br> <b><i>Samunmeelath samvithkamala makarandhaika rasikam<br> Bhaje hamsadwandham kimapi mahatham maanasacharam<br> Yadhalapaa dhashtadasa gunitha vidhyaparinathi<br> Yadadhathe doshad gunamakhila madhbhaya paya eva</i></b><br> <br> I pray before the swan couple,<br> Who only enjoy the honey ,<br> From the fully open,<br> Lotus flowers of knowledge,<br> And who swim in the lake ,<br> Which is the mind of great ones,<br> And also who can never be described.<br> From them come the eighteen arts,<br> And they differentiate the good from the bad,<br> Like the milk from water.<br> <br> 39<br> (To see in the dream what we think about)<br> <b><i>Thava swadhishtane huthavahamadhishtaya niratham<br> Thameede sarvatha janani mahathim tham cha samayam<br> Yadhaloke lokan dhahathi mahasi krodha kalithe<br> Dhayardhra ya drushti sishiramupacharam rachayathi</i></b><br> <br> Mother ,think and worship I ,of the fire,<br> In your holy wheel of Swadishtana,<br> And the Rudra who shines in that fire,<br> Like the destroying fire of deluge,<br> And you who shine there as Samaya.<br> When that angry fire of look of Rudhra,<br> Burns the world ,<br> Then your look drenches it in mercy,<br> Which treats and cools it down.<br> <br> 40<br> (Blessings from Lakshmi, realization of good dreams, Not seeing bad dreams)<br> <b><i>Thatithwantham shakthya thimira paree pandhi sphuranaya<br> Sphuranna na rathnabharana pareenedwendra dhanusham<br> Thava syamam megham kamapi manipooraika sharanam<br> Nisheve varshantham haramihira thaptham thribhuvanam.<br> </i></b><br> I bow before that principle,<br> Which is in your wheel of Manipooraka,<br> Which as Parashakthi shines like the enemy of darkness,<br> Which is with the streak of lightning,<br> Which is with the shining jewels of precious stones of lightning,<br> Which is also black as night,<br> Which is burnt by Rudhra like the sun of the deluge,<br> And which cools down the three worlds like a strange cloud.<br> <br> 41<br> (Seeing of the Goddess in person, curing of sexual diseases)<br> <b><i>Thavadhare mole saha samayaya lasyaparaya<br> Navathmanam manye navarasa maha thandava natam<br> Ubhabhya Methabhyamudaya vidhi muddhisya dhayaya<br> Sanadhabyam jagne janaka jananimatha jagathidam.</i></b><br> <br> I pray in your holy wheel of Mooladhara,<br> You who likes to dance,<br> And calls yourself as Samaya,<br> And that Lord who performs the great vigorous dance,<br> Which has all the shades of nine emotions.<br> This world has you both as parents,<br> Because you in your mercy, wed one another,<br> To recreate the world,<br> As the world was destroyed in the grand deluge.<br> <br> <br> <br> <b><font color="#cc0000">*Part II Soundarya Lahari (The waves of beauty)*</font></b><br> <br> This stanza till the end describes the great mother Shakthi from head to foot.These are supposed to be composed by the Adhi Sankara himself.<br> <br> 42<br> (attracting everything, Curing diseases caused by water)<br> <b><i>Gathair manikyatvam gagana-manibhih-sandraghatitham.<br> Kiritam te haimam himagiri-suthe kirthayathi yah;<br> Sa nideyascchaya-cchurana-sabalam chandra-sakalam<br> Dhanuh saunasiram kim iti na nibadhnati dhishanam.</i></b><br> <br> Hey daughter of the ice mountain,<br> He who chooses to describe,<br> Your crown ,bedecked with shining jewels,<br> Which are but the transformed form,<br> And arranged very close to one another,<br> Of the twelve holy suns,<br> Will see the crescent in your crown,<br> In the dazzling light of those jewels,<br> And think them as a rainbow,<br> Which is but the bow of Indra.<br> <br> 43<br> (Victory over all)<br> <b><i>Dhunotu dhvaantam nas tulita-dalit'endivara-vanam<br> Ghana-snigdha-slakshnam chikura-nikurumbham thava sive;<br> Yadhiyam saurabhyam sahajamupalabdhum sumanaso<br> Vasanthyasmin manye vala-madhana-vaati-vitapinam.</i></b><br> <br> Oh, Goddess , who is the consort of Shiva,<br> Let the darkness of our mind be destroyed,<br> By the crowning glory on your head,<br> Which is of like the forest of opened blue lotus flowers,<br> And which is soft , dense and shines with luster.<br> I believe my mother,<br> That the pretty flowers of Indra’s Garden,<br> Are all forever there,<br> To get the natural scent of thine hair.<br> <br> 44<br> (curing of all diseases)<br> <b><i>Tanothu kshemam nas tava vadhana-saundarya lahari<br> Parivaha-sthrotah-saraniriva seemantha-saranih<br> Vahanti sinduram prabala-kabari-bhara-thimira-<br> Dvisham brindair bandi-krtham iva navin'arka kiranam;</i></b><br> <br> Oh mother, let the line parting thine hairs,<br> Which looks like a canal,<br> Through which the rushing waves of your beauty ebbs,<br> And which on both sides imprisons,<br> Your Vermillion , which is like a rising sun<br> By using your hair which is dark like,<br> The platoon of soldiers of the enemy,<br> Protect us and give us peace.<br> <br> 45<br> (Blessing of Goddess of wealth, Your word becoming a fact)<br> <b><i>Aralaih swabhavyadalikalabha-sasribhiralakaih<br> Paritham the vakhtram parihasati pankheruha-ruchim;<br> Dara-smere yasmin dasana-ruchi-kinjalka-ruchire<br> Sugandhau madhyanti Smara-dahana-chaksur-madhu-lihah.</i></b><br> <br> By nature slightly curled,<br> And shining like the young honey bees<br> Your golden thread like hairs,<br> Surround your golden face.<br> Your face makes fun of the beauty of the lotus.<br> And adorned with slightly parted smile,<br> Showing the tiers of your teeth,<br> Which are like the white tendrils,<br> And which are sweetly scented.<br> Bewitches the eyes of God,<br> Who burnt the god of love.<br> <br> 46<br> (Getting blessed with a son)<br> <b><i>Lalatam lavanya-dyuthi-vimalamaabhati tava yath<br> Dvithiyam tan manye makuta-ghatitham chandra-sakalam;<br> Viparyasa-nyasad ubhayam api sambhuya cha mithah<br> Sudhalepa-syutih pareenamati raka-himakarah.</i></b><br> <br> I suspect oh, mother,<br> That your forehead,<br> Which shines with the beauty of the moon,<br> Is but an imprisoned half moon,<br> By your glorious crown,<br> For If joined opposite<br> To the inverted half moon in your crown,<br> It would give out the nectar like luster,<br> Of the moon on a full moon day.<br> <br> 47<br> (Victory in all efforts)<br> <b><i>Bhruvau bhugne kinchit bhuvana-bhaya-bhanga-vyasanini<br> Tvadhiye nethrabhyam madhukara-ruchibhyam dhrita-gunam;<br> Dhanur manye savye'tara-kara-grhitam rathipateh<br> Prakoshte mushtau ca sthagayati nigudha'ntharam ume</i></b><br> <br> Oh Goddess Uma,<br> She who removes fear from the world,<br> The slightly bent eye brows of yours,<br> Tied by a hoard of honey bees forming the string,<br> I feel Resembles the bow of the god of love<br> Held by his left hand .<br> And having hidden middle part*,<br> Hid by the wrist, and folded fingers.<br> <br> 48<br> (Removal of problems created by nine planets)<br> <b><i>Ahah sute savyam tava nayanam ark'athmakathaya<br> Triyamam vamam the srujati rajani-nayakataya;<br> Trithiya the drishtir dhara-dhalita-hemambuja-ruchih<br> Samadhatte sandhyam divasa-nisayor antara-charim</i></b><br> <br> Right eye of yours is like the sun,<br> And makes the day,<br> Left eye of yours is like the moon,<br> And creates the night,<br> Thine middle eye,<br> Which is like the golden lotus bud,<br> Slightly opened in to a flower,<br> Makes the dawn and the dusk.<br> <br> 49<br> (Victory in everything, Locating of treasures)<br> <b><i>Vishala kalyani sphuta-ruchir ayodhya kuvalayaih<br> Kripa-dhara-dhara kimapi madhur'a bhogavatika;<br> Avanthi drishtis the bahu-nagara-vistara-vijaya<br> Dhruvam tattan-nama-vyavaharana-yogya vijayate</i></b><br> <br> The look from your eyes, Oh goddess<br> Is all pervasive,<br> Does good to every one,<br> Sparkles everywhere,<br> Is a beauty that can never be challenged,<br> Even by blue lily flowers,<br> Is the source of rain of mercy,<br> Is sweetness personified,<br> Is long and pretty,<br> Is capable of saving devotees,<br> Is in the several cities as its victory..<br> And can be called by several names,<br> According to which aspect one sees.<br> <br> 50<br> (Seeing afar, Curing of small pox)<br> <b><i>Kavinam sandharbha-sthabaka-makarandh'aika-rasikam<br> Kataksha-vyakshepa-bhramara-kalabhau-karna-yugalam;<br> Amunchantau drshtva tava nava-ras'asvada tharalau-<br> Asuya-samsargadhalika-nayanam kinchid arunam.</i></b><br> <br> Thine two long eyes , Oh goddess,<br> Are like the two little bees which want to drink the honey,<br> And extend to the ends ,<br> With a pretense of side glances,<br> To thine two ears,<br> Which are bent upon drinking the honey,<br> From the flower bunch of poems.<br> Presented by your devotees,<br> And make thine third eye light purple,<br> With jealousy and envy,<br> <br> 51<br> (Attracting all people)<br> <b><i>Shive sringarardhra tad-ithara-jane kutsana-paraa<br> Sarosha Gangayam Girisa-charite'vismayavathi;<br> Har'ahibhyo bhita sarasi-ruha-saubhagya-janani<br> Sakhishu smera the mayi janani dristih sakaruna</i></b><br> <br> Mother of all universe,<br> The look from your eyes,<br> Is kind and filled with love, when looking at your Lord,<br> Is filled with hatred at all other men,<br> Is filled with anger when looking at Ganga,<br> The other wife of your Lord,<br> Is filled with wonder , When hearing the stories of your Lord,<br> Is filled with fear , when seeing the snakes worn by your Lord,<br> Is filled with red colour of valour of the pretty lotus fine,<br> Is filled with jollity, when seeing your friends,<br> And filled with mercy, when seeing me.<br> <br> 52<br> (Victory in love, Curing of diseases of ears and eye)<br> <b><i>Gathe karnabhyarnam garutha iva pakshmani dhadhati.<br> Puraam bhetthus chitta-prasama-rasa-vidhravana-phale;<br> Ime nethre gothra-dhara-pathi-kulottamsa-kalike<br> Tav'akarn'akrishta-smara-sara-vilasam kalayathah.</i></b><br> <br> Oh , flower bud,<br> Who is the head gear ,<br> Of the king of mountains,<br> Wearing black eye brows above,<br> Resembling the feathers of eagle,<br> And determined to destroy peace,<br> From the mind of he who destroyed the three cities,<br> Your two eyes elongated up to thine ears,<br> Enact the arrows of the God of love.<br> <br> 53<br> (Attracting all the world, Seeing the Goddess in person)<br> <b><i>Vibhaktha-traivarnyam vyatikaritha-lila'njanathaya<br> Vibhati tvan-netra-trithayam idam Isana-dayite;<br> Punah strashtum devan Druhina-Hari-Rudran uparatan<br> Rajah sattvam vibhrat thama ithi gunanam trayam iva</i></b><br> <br> Oh, Darling of God Shiva,<br> Those three eyes of thine,<br> Coloured in three shades,<br> By the eye shades you wear,<br> To enhance thine beauty,<br> Wear the three qualities,<br> Of satvam, rajas and thamas,<br> As if to recreate the holy trinity,<br> Of Vishnu, Brahma and Rudra,<br> After they become one with you,<br> During the final deluge.<br> <br> 54<br> (Destruction of all sins., Curing of eye diseases)<br> <b><i>Pavithrikarthum nah pasupathi-paradheena-hridhaye<br> Daya-mithrair nethrair aruna-dhavala-syama ruchibhih;<br> Nadah sono ganga tapana-tanay'eti dhruvamamum<br> Trayanam tirthanam upanayasi sambhedam anagham.</i></b><br> <br> She who has a heart owned by Pasupathi,<br> Your eyes which are the companions of mercy,<br> Coloured red, white and black,<br> Resemble the holy rivers ,<br> Sonabhadra , which is red,<br> Ganga which is white,<br> Yamuna , the daughter of Sun, which is black,<br> And is the confluence of these holy rivers,<br> Which remove all sins of the world.<br> We are certain and sure,<br> That you made this meet and join,<br> To make us , who see you , as holy.<br> <br> 55<br> (Power to protect, Curing of diseases of kidney)<br> <b><i>Nimesh'onmeshabhyam pralayam udayam yaati jagati<br> Tave'ty ahuh santho Dharani-dhara-raajanya-thanaye;<br> Tvad-unmeshaj jatham jagad idham asesham pralyatah<br> Pari-trathum sankhe parihruta-nimeshas tava drusah.</i></b><br> <br> The learned sages tell,<br> Oh , daughter of the king of mountain,<br> That this world of us,<br> Is created and destroyed,<br> When you open and shut,<br> Your soulful eyes.<br> I believe my mother,<br> That you never shut your eyes,<br> So that this world created by you,<br> Never , ever faces deluge.<br> <br> 56<br> (To get freed from imprisonment, Curing of eye diseases)<br> <b><i>Tav'aparne karne-japa-nayana-paisunya-chakita<br> Niliyante thoye niyatham animeshah sapharikah;<br> Iyam cha srir baddhasc-chada-puta-kavaiam kuvalayam<br> Jahati pratyupe nisi cha vighatayya pravisathi.</i></b><br> <br> Oh, She who is begotten to none,<br> It is for sure,<br> That the black female fish in the stream,<br> Are afraid to close their eyes.<br> Fearing that thine long eyes,<br> Resembling them all,<br> Would murmur bad about them,<br> In your ears to which they are close by.<br> It is also for sure,<br> That the Goddess Lakshmi,<br> Enters the blooming blue Lilly flowers,<br> Before your eyes close at night,<br> And reenter in the morn when they open.<br> <br> 57<br> (All round luck)<br> <b><i>Drisa draghiyasya dhara-dhalita-nilotpala-rucha<br> Dhaviyamsam dhinam snapaya kripaya mam api Sive;<br> Anenayam dhanyo bhavathi na cha the hanir iyata<br> Vane va harmye va sama-kara-nipaatho himakarah</i></b><br> <br> She who is the consort of Lord Shiva,<br> Please bathe me with your merciful look,<br> From your eyes which are very long,<br> And have the glitter of slightly opened,<br> Blue lotus flower divine.<br> By this look I will become rich with all that is known,<br> And you do not loose anything whatsoever,<br> For does not the moon shine alike,<br> In the forest and palaces great.<br> <br> 58<br> (Cure from all diseases, Victory in love)<br> <b><i>Araalam the paali-yugalam aga-rajanya-thanaye<br> Na kesham adhatte kusuma-shara-kodhanda kuthukam;<br> Tiraschino yathra sravana-patham ullanghya vilasann-<br> Apaanga-vyasango disati sara-sandhana-dhisanam</i></b><br> <br> Oh goddess, who is the daughter of king of mountains,<br> Who will not but believe,<br> That the two arched ridges between your eyes and ears,<br> Are the flower bow of the God of Love,?<br> Side glances of your eyes,<br> Piercing through these spaces,<br> Makes one wonder as if the arrows have been ,<br> Sent through thine ears.<br> <br> <br> 59<br> (Attracting every one)<br> <b><i>Sphurad-ganddabhoga-prathiphalitha-thatanka yugalam<br> Chatus-chakram manye thava mukham idam manmatha-ratham;<br> Yam-aruhya druhyaty avani-ratham arkendhu-charanam<br> Mahaviro marah pramatha-pathaye sajjitavate.</i></b><br> <br> I feel that thine face,<br> With the pair of ear studs,<br> Reflected in thine two mirror like cheeks.<br> Is the four wheeled Charriot,<br> Of the God of love.<br> Perhaps he thought he can win Lord Shiva,<br> Who was riding in the chariot of earth,<br> With Sun and moon as wheels,<br> Because he was riding in this chariot.<br> <br> 60<br> (Giving power of speech to dumb, Making your predictions come true)<br> <b><i>Sarasvatyah sukthir amrutha-lahari-kaushala-harih<br> Pibanthyah Sarvani Sravana-chuluk abhyam aviralam;<br> Chamathkara-slagha-chalita-sirasah kundala-gano<br> Jhanatkarais taraih prati-vachanam achashta iva te.</i></b><br> <br> Oh Goddess , who is the consort of Lord Shiva,<br> Your sweet voice which resembles,<br> The continuous waves of nectar,<br> Fills the ear vessels of Saraswathi,<br> Without break,<br> And she shakes her head hither and thither,<br> And the sound made by her ear studs,<br> Appear as if they applaud your words.<br> <br> 61<br> (Victory over mind, Getting of wealth)<br> <b><i>Asau naasa-vamsas tuhina-girivamsa-dhvajapati<br> Thvadhiyo nedhiyah phalatu phalam asmakam uchitam;<br> Vahathy anthar muktah sisira-kara-nisvasa galitham<br> Samruddhya yat tasam bahir api cha mukta-mani-dharah<br> </i></b><br> Oh Goddess , who is the flag of the clan of Himalayas,<br> Let your nose which is like a thin bamboo,<br> Give us the blessings which are apt and near.<br> I feel mother,<br> That you are wearing a rare pearl,<br> Brought out by your breath,<br> Through your left nostril,<br> For your nose is a storehouse,<br> Of rarest pearls divine.<br> <br> 62<br> (Good sleep)<br> <b><i>Prakrithya'rakthayas thava sudhati dantha-cchada-ruchaih<br> Pravakshye saadrisyam janayathu phalam vidhruma-latha;<br> Na bimbam tad-bimba-prathiphalana-raagad arunitham<br> Thulam adhya'rodhum katham iva bhilajjetha kalaya.</i></b><br> <br> Oh goddess who has beautiful rows of teeth,<br> I tried to find a simile to your blood red lips,<br> And can only imagine the fruit of the coral vine!<br> The fruits of the red cucurbit,<br> Hangs its head in shame,<br> On being compared to your lips,<br> As it has tried to imitate its colour.from you,<br> And knows that it has failed miserably.<br> <br> 63<br> (Bewitching all)<br> <b><i>Smitha-jyothsna-jalam thava vadana-chandrasya pibatham<br> Chakoranam asid athi-rasataya chanchu-jadima;<br> Athas the sithamsor amrtha-laharim amla-ruchayah<br> Pibanthi svacchhandam nisi nisi bhrusam kaanjika-dhiya.</i></b><br> <br> The Chakora* birds,<br> Feel that their tongues have been numbed,<br> By forever drinking,<br> The sweet nectar like light emanating,<br> From your moon like face,<br> And for a change wanted to taste,<br> The sour rice gruel during the night,<br> And have started drinking,<br> The white rays of the full moon in the sky.<br> <br> 64<br> (Getting of all knowledge)<br> <b><i>Avishrantam pathyur guna-gana-katha'mridana-japa<br> Japa-pushpasc-chaya thava janani jihva jayathi saa;<br> Yad-agrasinayah sphatika-drishad-acchac-chavi mayi<br> Sarasvathya murthih parinamati manikya-vapusha.</i></b><br> <br> Mother mine,<br> The well known tongue of yours,<br> Which without rest chants and repeats,<br> The many goods of your Consort, Shiva,<br> Is red like the hibiscus flower.<br> The Goddess of learning Saraswathi,<br> Sitting at the tip of your tongue,<br> Though white and sparkling like a crystal,<br> Turns red like the ruby,<br> Because of the colour of your tongue.<br> <br> 65<br> (Victory, Control over words)<br> <b><i>Rane jithva'daithyan apahrutha-sirastraih kavachibhir<br> Nivrittais Chandamsa-Tripurahara-nirmalva-vimukhaih;<br> Visakh'endr'opendraih sasi-visadha-karpura-sakala<br> Viliyanthe maatas tava vadana-tambula-kabalah.</i></b><br> <br> Oh mother of the world,<br> The lords subrahmanya, Vishnu and Indra,<br> Returning and resting after the war with Asuras.<br> Have removed their head gear,<br> And wearing the iron jackets,<br> Are not interested in the left over,<br> After the worship of Shiva,<br> Which belongs to Chandikeswara,<br> And are swallowing with zest,<br> The half chewed betel,<br> From your holy mouth,<br> Which has the camphor as white as the moon.<br> <br> 66<br> (Sweet words, Mastery in music)<br> <b><i>Vipanchya gayanthi vividham apadhanam Pasupathea<br> Thvay'arabdhe vakthum chalita-sirasa sadhuvachane;<br> Tadhiyair madhuryair apalapitha-tantri-kala-ravam<br> Nijaam vinam vani nichulayati cholena nibhrutham.</i></b><br> <br> Oh mother of all,.<br> When you start nodding your head,<br> Muttering sweetly, “good,good”,<br> To the Goddess Saraswathi,<br> When she sings the great stories to you,<br> Of Pasupathi our lord,<br> With the accompaniment of her Veena,<br> She mutes the Veena by the covering cloth,<br> So that the strings throwing sweetest music,<br> Are not put to shame,<br> By your voice full of sweetness.<br> <br> 67<br> (Appearance in person of the Goddess)<br> <b><i>Karagrena sprustam thuhina-girina vatsalathaya<br> Girisen'odasthama muhur adhara-pan'akulataya;<br> Kara-grahyam sambhor mukha-mukura-vrintham Giri-sute<br> Kadham-karam bramas thava chubukam aupamya-rahitham.</i></b><br> <br> Oh daughter of the mountain,<br> How can we describe the beauty of your chin,<br> Which was with affection caressed,<br> By the tip of his fingers by your father Himavan:<br> Which was oft lifted by the Lord of the mountain, Shiva,<br> In a hurry to drink deeply from your lips;<br> Which was so fit to be touched by his fingers;<br> Which did not have anything comparable,<br> And which is the handle of the mirror of your face.<br> <br> 68<br> (Attracting the king)<br> <b><i>Bhujasleshan nithyam Pura-damayituh kantaka-vathi<br> Tava griva dhatte mukha-kamalanaala-sriyam iyam;<br> Svatah swetha kaalaagaru-bahula-jambala-malina<br> Mrinali-lalithyam vahati yadadho hara-lathika.<br> </i></b><br> Your neck appears full of thorns always,<br> Due to the hairs standing out,<br> By the frequent embrace of thy Lord,<br> Who destroyed the three cities.<br> And looks like the beauty of the stalk,<br> Of your lotus like face.<br> The chain of white pearls worn below,<br> Is dulled by the incense and myrrh,<br> And the paste of sandal applied there,<br> And is like the tender stalk,<br> Dirtied by the bed of mud.<br> <br> 69<br> (Mastery over music)<br> <b><i>Gale rekhas thisro gathi-gamaka-gith'aika nipune<br> Vivaha-vyanaddha-praguna-guna-samkhya-prahibhuvah;<br> Virajanthe nana-vidha-madhura-ragakara-bhuvam<br> Thrayanam gramanam sthithi-niyama-seemana iva the.</i></b></font></p> <p _moz_dirty=""><font size="2">She who is an expert in Gathi, Gamaka and Geetha*,<br> The three lucky lines on your neck,<br> Perhaps remind one,<br> Of the number of the well tied manifold thread,<br> Tied during your marriage,<br> And also remind of the place,<br> In your pretty neck,<br> Where originates the three musical notes,<br> Of Shadja, Madhyama and Gandhara,<br> <br> 70<br> (Compensation for mistakes done to God Shiva)<br> <b><i>Mrinali-mridhvinam thava bhuja-lathanam chatasrinam<br> Chaturbhih saundaryam Sarasija-bhavah stauthi vadanaih;<br> Nakhebhyah samtrasyan prathama-madhanadandhaka-ripo<br> Chaturnam sirshanam samam abhaya-hasth'arapana-dhiya.</i></b><br> <br> Brahma, the God born out of Lotus,<br> Afraid of the nails Of Shiva,<br> Who killed the Asura called Andhaka,<br> Which has clipped of one of his heads,<br> Praises with his four faces,<br> Your four pretty , tender hands,<br> Resembling the lotus flower stalk,<br> So that he can ask for protection for his remaining four heads,<br> By use of your four merciful hands at the same time.<br> <br> 71<br> (Getting of wealth)<br> <b><i>Nakhanam uddyotai nava-nalina-ragam vihasatham<br> Karanam te kantim kathaya kathayamah katham Ume;<br> Kayachid va samyam bhajatu kalaya hanta kamalam<br> Yadi kridal-lakshmi-charana-tala-laksha-rasa-chanam.</i></b><br> <br> Oh Goddess Uma,<br> You only tell us ,how,<br> How we can describe,<br> The shining of your hands,<br> By the light of your nails,<br> Which tease the redness of freshly opened lotus?<br> Perhaps if the red lotus mixes,<br> With the liquid lac adorning,<br> The feet of Lakshmi,<br> Some resemblance can be seen.<br> <br> 72<br> (Conquering fear of darkness, Getting grace from Goddess, Making slave of Yakshini)<br> <b><i>Samam devi skanda dwipa vadana peetham sthanayugam<br> Thavedham na khedham harathu sathatham prasnutha mukham<br> Yada loakakhya sankha kulitha hridayo hasa janaka<br> Swa kumbhou herambha parisrusathi hasthena jhhaddithi</i></b><br> <br> Our Goddess Devi,<br> Let your two cool breasts,<br> Which have faces that always,<br> Give out milk,<br> And are simultaneously drunk deeply.<br> By Skanda and the elepahant faced Ganesha,,<br> Destroy all our sorrows.<br> Seeing them and getting confused,<br> The Herambha* feels for his two frontal globes,<br> To see whether they are there,<br> Making you both laugh.<br> <br> 73<br> (Production of milk, Redemption)<br> <b><i>Amuu theey vakshoja vamrutharasa manikhya kuthupou<br> Na sadhehaspatho nagapathi pathake manasi na<br> Pibhanthou thow yasma dhavadhitha bhadusangha rasikou<br> Kumara vadhyapi dwiradhavadhana krouncha dhalanou</i></b><br> <br> Oh, Victory flag of the king of mountains,<br> We never have any doubt in our mind,<br> That your two breasts divine,<br> Are the nectar filled pot made of rubies,<br> For The elephant faced one,<br> And he who killed Crownchasura*,<br> Even today do not know the pleasure of women,<br> And remain as young children.<br> <br> 74<br> (Good fame)<br> <b><i>Bahathyambha sthamberam dhanuja kumbha prakrithibhi<br> Samaarabhdham muktha mamibhi ramalam haara lathikam<br> Kuchabhogo bhimbhadara ruchibhi rathna saabhalitham<br> Prathapa vyamishram puradamayithu keerthimiva thee</i></b><br> <br> Oh mother mine.<br> The center place of your holy breasts,<br> Wear the glittering chain ,<br> Made out of the pearls,<br> Recovered from inside the head of Gajasura,<br> And reflect the redness of your lips,<br> Resembling the Bimba fruits,<br> And are coloured red inside.<br> You wear the chain with fame,<br> Like you wear the fame of our Lord.<br> Who destroyed the three cities.<br> <br> 75<br> (Capacity to write poems)<br> <b><i>Twa stanyam manye dharanidhara kanye hridhayatha<br> Paya paraabhaara parivahathi saaraswathamiva<br> Dhayavathya dhattham dravida sisu raaswadhya thava yat<br> Kaveenam proudana majani kamaniya kavayitha<br> </i></b><br> Oh daughter of the king of mountains,<br> I feel in my mind,<br> That the milk that flows from your breast,<br> Is really the goddess of learning, Sarswathi,<br> In the form of a tidal wave of nectar.<br> For , milk given by you ,who is full of mercy,<br> Made the child of Dravida*,<br> The king among those great poets,<br> Whose works stole one’s mind.<br> <br> 76<br> (Complete renunciation, Victory in love)<br> <b><i>Hara krodha jwalaavalibhir avaleedena vapusha<br> Gabhire thee nabhisarasi kruthasangho manasija<br> Samuthasthou thasmath achalathanaye dhoomalathika<br> Janastham janithe thava janani romaavalirithi</i></b><br> <br> Oh daughter of the mountain,<br> The God of love who is the king of the mind,<br> Being lit by the flame of anger of Shiva,<br> Immersed himself in the deep pond of thine navel.<br> The tendril like smoke emana
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