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Sabari Gireesashtakam

(The octer on the Lord of SabariMountain)

 

By

Sengalipuram Anantha Rama Deekshidhar

 

Translated by

P.R.Ramachander

 

(Sengalipuram was a great religious scholar of Tamil Nadu who was very famour for his†† skill in telling stories of God)

 

1.Yajana supoojitha yogi vaRarchitha,

YathuviNasaka Yogathano

Yathi vara kalpitha yanthra kruthaasana,

yaksha vararpitha pushpa thano

Yama niyamasana Yogihruthaasana ,

Yaamya Nivaarana Kaala thano

Jaya Jaya hey Sabareeegiri manthira

Sundhara Palaya Maamanisam (1)

 

Worshippedby sacrifice , worshipped by great yogis,

Killerof enemies, andone who has ayogic body,

Who sits on a seatof Yanthra†† madeby great sages,

Who has a flower like bodygiven by great Yakshas,

Who sitson a yogic seat, who sitson mind of yogis,

Who hasa body†† ofthe god of death which avoids death,

Victory, victoryHeypretty one†† who sitsin a temple ,

On Sabari mountain, Please always take care†† of me .

 

2.Makara mahothsava, mangala Dhayaka ,

Bhootha Ganavrutha deva thano,

Madhu ripu manmatha maaraka maanitha,

Matha Gaja sevitha Manjula Nataka,

Vaadhya sugoshitha, modha thano,

Jaya Jaya hey Sabareeegiri manthira

Sundhara Palaya Maamanisam

 

Celebrating great festival in Makara month (January-February) , Granter of auspiciousness,

Oh God with a Godís body surrounded by Bhoothas,

Who isborn to enemy of Madhu and killer†† of love God,

Whois served by elephants in mastand plays a pretty drama,

And who has a veryhappy formsurrounded by playing of musical instruments,

Victory, victoryHeypretty one†† who sitsin a temple ,

On Sabari mountain, Please always take care†† of me .

 

3.Jaya Jaya hey SabaRee giri Naayaka ,

Saathaya Chinthitha Mishta thano

Kali varadhothama Komala Kunthala,

Kanja sumaavali Kaantha thano

Karivara Samsthitha Kaala bhaYaarthitha

Bhakthajanavana Thushta Mathe,

Jaya Jaya hey Sabareeegiri manthira

Sundhara Palaya Maamanisam .

 

Victory , victory, Oh Lord of Sabari mountain,

Who thinks about truthand has likable form,

Who is the great oneblessing during Kaliage and having a pretty hair,

Who has a body shining like a row of lotus flowers,

Who happily livesin a forest†† with great elephants,

Which greatly††† scares†† yourdevotees,

Victory, victoryHeypretty one†† who sitsin a temple ,

On Sabari mountain, Please always take care†† of me .

 

4.Nisi sura poojana , mangala vaadhan,

Maalya vibhooshanamodha mathe,

Sura yuvathi kruthavandana narthana ,

Nanditha manasamanju thano,

Kali manuja adbutha†† kalpitha komala,

Nama sukeerthana nadha thano,

Jaya Jaya hey Sabareeegiri manthira

Sundhara Palaya Maamanisam .

 

He who is worshipped by devas at nightwith playing of auspiciousinstruments,

Who wearsflowergarlands , has a happy mind,

Who is a pretty onewith ajoyful mind,

Withthe dance of worship of Deva maidens,

Whoseformisprettily and wonderfully sung

Aboutby†† the humans oftheKali age,

Victory, victoryHeypretty one†† who sitsin a temple ,

On Sabari mountain, Please always take care†† of me .

 

5.Aparimitha adbuthaleela, jagat paripala,

Nijalaya†† charu thano.

Kali jana palana, sankata varana ,

Papa janavanalabdhathano,

Pratrhi divasa aagathadeva vararchitha,

Sadhu muka aagatha keerthi thano,

Jaya Jaya hey Sabareeegiri manthira

Sundhara Palaya Maamanisam .

Havingvery great wonderful sports , Looking after†† the universe,

Oh pretty one who lives†† in the†† great temple

Who looks after people in Kali ageand†† ohlordremoves the sorrows of sinners

Who is worshipped daily by devas who visit him,

Whose fame is sung saints who visit him,

Victory, victoryHeypretty onewho sitsin a temple ,

On Sabari mountain, Please always take care†† of me .

 

6.Kali mala kaalana , Kanjana vilochana,

Kundhasumanana†† kantha thano,

Bahu jana manasakama supoorana,

Nama japothamamanthra thano,

Nija giri darsana yadhu janapitha,

Puthra dhanathika†† dharma thano,

Jaya Jaya hey Sabareeegiri manthira

Sundhara Palaya Maamanisam .

 

The destroyer of sins of Kali age ,who has lovely eyes,

Who has jasmine flowerlike colour and hasa form that attracts,

The one who fulfills the desire of large number of people,

And has body of chants which lead to the best prayers,

Who hasform of Dharmawith largeriches,

Offered by devotees†† who visit thatgreatmountain,

Victory, victoryHeypretty one†† who sitsin a temple ,

On Sabari mountain, Please always take care†† of me .

 

 

7. SAthamaka palaka, santhi vidhayaka,

SAthru vinasaka Shuddha thano,

Tharu nigaralaya, dheena krupalaya,

Thapasa manasadeeptha thano,

Harihara SambhavaPadma samudhbhava,

Vasava sambhavasevya thano,

Jaya Jaya hey Sabareeegiri manthira

Sundhara Palaya Maamanisam .

 

The pure one who protectsIndra, who establishes peace,

And who destroys enemies,

Theshining one†† whostays in dense forest , who is merciful to his devotes,

Who was born to Hari and Hara , who was born in a lotus,

And who is served by Indra and GoddessParvathi ,

Victory, victoryHeypretty one†† who sitsin a temple ,

On Sabari mountain, Please always take care†† of me .

 

8.Mama kula deivatha , mama pithru poojitha,

Madhava lalitha , manju mathe,

Muni jana samsththa, mukthi vidhayaka,

Sankara palitha santha mathe,

Jagathabhayankara janma phala pradha,

Chandana charchithachandra ruche,

Jaya Jaya hey Sabareeegiri manthira

Sundhara Palaya Maamanisam .

 

Oh Godof our clan who was worshipped by my father ,

Who was cherished by Lord Vishnu and had a pretty mind,

Who was praised by saints , who granted salvation,

Who was brought by Lord Shiva, who had mind of peace,

Whose hand provided protection to theuniverse, who made our birth meaningful,

Who was anointed by sandal pasteand who was like moon,

Victory, victoryHeypretty one†† who sitsin a temple ,

On Sabari mountain, Please always take care†† of me .

 

Phala sruthi

 

9.Amalamanatha padanvitharamasu-

Deekshithasad kavi padyam imam,

Shivasabari girio mandhira†† samsthitha,

Doshadamishtadhamaarthi haram,

Padathi srunothicha bhakthi yutho yathi,

Bhagya smruthimatholabhathe ,

Jaya Jaya hey Sabareeegiri manthira

Sundhara Palaya Maamanisam .

 

 

This is a poem composed†† by the pure ,

Anatha Rama Deekshithar,

About him who lives in the templeof.

Shiva Sabarimountan,

Which removes sins , is lovely and removes grief,

If this read or heard with great devotionby someone,

He wouldearnplenty of great luck,

Victory, victoryHeypretty one†† who sitsin a temple ,

On Sabari mountain, Please always take care†† of me .