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Thursday, August 13, 2015
Lalitha Ashtothara Sathanamavali Lyrics I
Courtesy:Sri.Pudukode Ramachandra Iyer
Lalitha Ashtothara Sathanamavali Lyrics I
Translated by P.R,..Ramachander ( Goddess Lalitha extremely beautiful, having dark thick long hair with scent of Champaka, Asoka and Punnaga flowers, having the musk thilaka on her forehead, Having eyelids which appeared as if it is the gate of the house of God of love ,having eyes which were like fish playing in the beauteous lake of her face, Having nose with studs which shined more than the stars, Having ears with sun and moon as studs, having cheeks which were like mirror of Padmaraga, Having beautiful rows of white teeth, Chewing Thamboola with camphor, having voice sweeter than the sound emanating from Veena of Sarswathi, Having such a beautiful smile that Lord Shiva himself could not take his eyes off, Wearing Mangala soothra and necklaces with beautiful shining dollars, Having breasts which were capable of buying the invaluable love of Kameswara, having row of faint beautiful hair raising from her belly, having stomach with three pretty folds, wearing red silk tied with a string with red bells. Having thighs which steal the heart of Kameshwara, Having knees which looked like crowns made of precious gems, having voluptuous legs, having upper part of the feet resembling the back of tortoise, Having feet which resembled the lamps made of gems which could dispel worries from the mind of devotees and a body with the golden red colour. She was given in marriage to Lord Kameshwara and made to stay in Sree Nagara at the top of Maha Meru Mountain. Sree nagara had 25 streets circling it. They are made of iron, steel, copper, lead, alloy made of five metals, silver, gold, the white Pushpa raga stone, the red Padmaraga stone. Onyx, diamond, Vaidoorya, Indra neela (topaz), pearl, Marakatha, coral, nine gems and mixture of gems and precious stones. In the eighth street was the forest of Kadambas. This is presided by Syamala. In the fifteenth street live the Ashta Digh palakas.In the sixteenth lives Varahi alias Dandini who is her commander in chief. Here Syamala also has a house. In the seventeenth street live the different Yoginis.In the eighteenth street lives Maha Vishnu.In the nineteenth street lives Esana, in the twentieth Thara Devi, twenty first Varuni , the twenty second Kurukulla who presides over the fort of pride, twenty third Marthanda Bhairawa, twenty fourth the moon and twenty fifth Manmatha presiding over the forest of love. In the center of Srinagara is the Maha Padma Vana(The great lotus forest) and within it the Chintamani Griha (The house of holy thought),In its north east is the Chid agni kunda and on both sides of its eastern gate are the houses of Manthrini and Dhandini.On its four gates stand the Chaduramnaya gods for watch and ward. And within it is the Sri chakra.In the center of Sri Chakra on the throne of Pancha brahmas on the Bindu Peeta(dot plank) called sarvanandamaya(universal happiness) Sits Maha Tripura Sundari.In the Sri Chakra are the following decorations viz., The square called Trilokya mohanam(most beautiful in the three worlds), The sixteen petalled lotus called Sarvasa paripoorakam(fulfiller of all desires), the eight petalled lotus called Sarvasamksopanam(the all cleanser), the sixteen corner figure called Sarva sowbagyam(all luck),the external ten cornered figure called Sarvartha sadhakam (giver of all assets), the internal ten cornered figure called Sarva raksha karam(All protector), the eight cornered figure called Sarva roka haram(cure of all diseases), triangle called Sarva siddhi pradam(giver of all powers) and the dot called Sarvananda mayam(all pleasures). Worshipping her would help the devotees to fulfill all his desires and lead a prosperous trouble free life. This ashtothara appears to be more authentic as it is given by many scholars.)
1.Om Rajataa-Chala-Shrungaagra Madhya-Sthaayai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess who is in the end of the peak of silver mountain 2.Om Himaa-Chala Mahaa-Vamsha Pava-Nayai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess who is the pure one of the great clan of Himalaya mountain 3.Om Shankara ardhanga Soundarya Shareeraayai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess whohas a pretty body occupying half of the body of Lord Shiva 4.Om Lasan marakata Svaccha-Vigrahaayai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess who is the pure form shining like emerald 5.Om Mahathiishaya Soundarya Lavanyayai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess who shines with a greatly wonderful beauty 6.Om Shashanka shekhara praana-vallabhayai namo namah-Salutations to the goddess who is the darling wife of the Lord who had collected the moon 7.Om Sada-Pancha-Dashaatmaikya Svarupayai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess who is always the unification of fifty forms 8.Om Vajra-Manikya-Kataka Kireetayai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess who wears a diamond and ruby crown and bangles 9.Om Kasturee-Tila-Kodhbhaasi Nitalayai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess who shines with a musk thilaka on her forehead 10.Om Bhasma-Rekhankita-Lasan Mastakayai Namo Namah-Salutations to the goddess who has a shining head applied with sacred ash