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Sri Kamakshi dukha  Nivarini  Asthakam

(The octet addressed to Kamakshi to remove sorrow)

 

By

Sri Annai Durgai Siddhar

 

Translated by

P.R.Ramachander

 

( Once playfully Goddess Parvathi shut the eyes of Lord Shiva. As a result the entire world was drowned in darkness. Shiva cursed her to be born in earth. She was born as Kamakshi in a place called Mangadu(Forest of mango) and did Thapas(penance) to marry shiva. This very musical octet written in Tamil is addressed to this Goddess Kamakshi, who is housed in a great temple in Mangadu.)

 

 

1. Mangala Roopini, mathi ani soolini, Manmatha paniyale,

Sangadam neekida  saduthiyil vandhidum, sankarri soundhariye,

Kankana paniyan  kani mukham kanda  nal karpaga kaminiye,

Jaya jaya Sankari  gouri krupakari, dukha nivarini Kamakshi.

 

Victory, victory  to wife of Shiva, the white goddess ,

The merciful one , she who removes sorrows and  the Goddess Kamakshi,

Who is in her auspicious form , who wears moon,

Who holds the  trident, who holds the weapons of love god,

Who is the pretty Sankari who comes speedily to remove sorrow ,

And who is the desire fulfilling  passionate one and  sees the god who wears bracelets.

 

2.Kan uru malar  yena kadir oli katti , kathida vanthiduval,

Thaan uru thava oli thaar oil mathi oli  thangiye veesiduval,

Maan uru vizhiyal  madhavar mozhiyal , malaigal choodiduval,

Jaya jaya Sankari  gouri krupakari, dukha nivarini Kamakshi.

 

Victory, victory  to wife of Shiva, the white Goddess ,

The merciful one , she who removes sorrows and the Goddess Kamakshi,

Like the sun showing its rays to the scented flower she  will come to save you,

With abundant light of penance   she would spread the moon light which she carries,

With her eyes prettier than deer  and with  divine language she will  garland him.

 

3.Sankari Soundhari Chathrmukhan pothida sabhayil vandavale,

Pongu arimavinil ponnadi vaithu porundhida vandhavale,

Em kulam  thazhaithida  ezhil vadivudane ezhunda nal durgayala,

Jaya jaya Sankari  gouri krupakari, dukha nivarini Kamakshi.

 

Victory, victory  to wife of Shiva, the white Goddess ,

The merciful one , she who removes sorrows and the Goddess Kamakshi,

Who is the pretty consort of Shiva who came due to the praise of Brahma in the assembly,

Who kept her golden feet on the rising lion  and came to fight,

And is the good Durga Devi  who came with a pretty form to protect my clan.

 

4.Dhana dhana  dhandhana  thavil  oli muzhangida  thanmani nee varuvay,

Kana kana Kankana  kadir oli  vesida kanmani nee  varuvay,

Pana pana panpana  parai oli  koovida  panmamani nee varuvay,

Jaya jaya Sankari  gouri krupakari, dukha nivarini Kamakshi.

 

Victory, victory  to wife of Shiva, the white Goddess ,

The merciful one , she who removes sorrows and the Goddess Kamakshi,

With the dhan Dhan sound of the  drum you who is cool, will come,

With the Kan Kan sound of the bangles you our darling ,will come,

With Pan pan sound of the mega drum   you who is poetic would come.

 

5.Panchami , Bhairavi  Parvatha  puthiri , Pancha nal paniyale,

Konjidum kumaranai  , gunan migu vezhanai, kodutha nal kumariyale,

Sangadam  theerthida  samara  athu cheytha  nal Shakthi enum maye,

Jaya jaya Sankari  gouri krupakari, dukha nivarini Kamakshi.

 

Victory, victory  to wife of Shiva, the white Goddess ,

The merciful one , she who removes sorrows and the Goddess Kamakshi,

Who is as pretty as the fifth crescent , who is fearful ,

Who is the daughter of mountain and who has the   five good approaches,

Who is the lady who gave us the lisping Subrahmanya  and the very good Ganapathi,

And who is Maya Devi who is the power who  fought the war to remove the sorrows.

 

6.Yenniya padi nee arulida varuvay, em kula deviyale,

Panniya  cheyalin palan athu nalamay palgida  aruliduvay,

Kannoli athanal  karunaye katti  kavalaigal theerpavale,

Jaya jaya Sankari  gouri krupakari, dukha nivarini Kamakshi.

 

Victory, victory  to wife of Shiva, the white Goddess ,

The merciful one , she who removes sorrows and the Goddess Kamakshi,

Oh God of our clan please come to bless us as per our thought,

Oh goddess bless us so that we get proper results for work done,

Oh Goddess who removes our worries just by showing the light of your eye.

 

7.Idar tharu thollai  ini mel illai , endru nee cholliduvay,

Sudar tharu amudhe , sruthigal kori  sukhamathu  thanthiduvay,

Padar tharu  irulil  parithiyay vandhu  pasha vinai ottiduvay,

Jaya jaya Sankari  gouri krupakari, dukha nivarini Kamakshi.

 

Victory, victory  to wife of Shiva, the white Goddess ,

The merciful one , she who removes sorrows and the Goddess Kamakshi,

When you are telling that things that create problems will not be there from now,

Oh nectar who gives light, give us pleasures by saying the Vedas,

And you would drive away my bondage of fate  by coming as a Garuda

 

8.Jayajaya Bala Chamundeswari Jayajaya Sri Devi,

Jayajaya Durga  Sri Parmeshwari  Jayajaya Sridevi,

Jayajaya Jayanthi Mangala Kali  Jayajaya Sridevi,

Jaya jaya Sankari  gouri krupakari, dukha nivarini Kamakshi.

 

Victory, victory  to wife of Shiva, the white Goddess ,

The merciful one , she who removes sorrows and the Goddess Kamakshi,

Victory , victory to Bala  Chamunda , victory , victory to Lakshmi,

Victory , victory  to consort of Lord Shiva, victory , victory to Lakshmi,

Victory , victory  to the victorious Kali who does good, Victory, Victory to Lakshmi.