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The six week songs to worship Kamakshi of Mangadu-Set I



Amman Sathyanathan


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    Every one born in this world will have problems. Goddess has taken the incarnation of Kamakshi in Mangadu (Forest of mango) to solve these problems. Like every god having a particular method of worship, this Goddess likes the six week worship.

   During the first week along with betel leaf, betel nut, coconut, flower, banana fruit, you have take two fruits of lime. And perform Archana in the temple. The priest along with coconut fruit etc would give back one lime fruit. We have to bring that fruit home and worship it daily.

    When we visit the temple next week, along with the lime fruit that was given earlier, we have to take two more lime fruits and give it to the priest. He would return one fruit. We can perform Archana or not as per our convenience. This should go on for six weeks. On the sixth week, like the first week we have to take, betel leaf, betel nut, coconut, flower, banana fruit, you have take two fruits of lime and also a flower garland. Apart from this we have to take well boiled milk, sugar candy, eatable camphor, and honey. And all this should be offered to the Goddess. They would not return the lime fruit this time.

   The priest would return the milk. This worshipped milk should be distributed to all possible devotes in the temple. Devotees believe that this like giving milk to the Goddess.  Every time we go the concerned song has to be sung, because these songs were composed before her and have been approved by her. If this is done our desires would be fulfilled. It would be better if we go on the same day of the week during all the six weeks. But this is not a must.

These songs have been taken from a book called Mangadu Amman Aru suvai written in Tamil published by Amman Pathippagam, Madras.


First week song


Anadhai Naan, adharippai

(I am an orphan, support me)


Translated by



Raga Bhouli

Thala Roopaka




Anadai naan   , adarippai, Amma,

akilanda nayakiye , AAdhi Parashakthi neeye


I am orphan, support me mother,

The goddess of all universe,

You are the primeval divine power.




1.Kavalai theerkkum karpagamai , kanchiyile vilangukindray,

Kalamellam  nalam perave  kasiyile  veethu iruppay,

Manidarkku vazhvalikka  madhurayile amarnthiruppai-nam

Mana kurayai theerpadarke , Mankadil vadiveduthay.          (Anadai Naan)


You are shining in Kanchi as the Karpagam who removes all worries,

For  providing comforts always , you are there in Benares,

For giving comforts of life to humans  you are sitting in Madhurai,

And for solving  the wants of our mind  you were born in Mangadu.


2.Aaru varam thodarnthu vanangiduven  unnai Amma,

Arul mari pozhindhiduvay , agathil nirainthiduvay,

Yen kurayai nee arivay , yen thuyaram nee Unarvay,

Un padame yen idhayam , yennalum ninaikka cheyvay.      (Andai Naan)


Mother I would worship you for six weeks continuously,

Please shower the rain of mercy and occupy my mind,

You know my problem, , You know my sorrow,

Please make your feet stand in my mind forever.


3.Thayumundu Thanthai undu , bandamundu, pasamundu,

Yar irundum yenna payan , thaye un arul illayel,

Cheyaka yethiduvay, sevadi vangukiren,

Thay cheyai anaippadu pol , aravanaithu kathiduvay.            (Anadai naan..)


I have mother , father , relations and affection,

But if your grace is not there , what is the use of some one being there,

Consider me as your baby , I salute your feet,

And hug me like a mother does her baby,

And protect me in your tight embrace.




Sad guru roopini Kamakshi,

Sathya swaroopini Kamakshi,

Chandra mouleeswari Kamakshi,

Saranam saranam Kamakshi


Kamakshi who is the form of divine Guru,

Kamakshi who is the form of truth,

Kamakshi who wears the crescent of moon

Kamakshi, I surrender, I surrender


Aadhi shivan devi Kamakshi

Aadhi para Shakthi Kamakshi,

Akhilandeswari Kamakshi,

Sranam saranam Kamakshi


Kamakshi is the wife of primeval Shiva,

Kamakshi who is the primeval divine power,

Kamakshi  who is the goddess of all universe,

Kamakshi, I surrender, I surrender



Second week song


Swarathodum Nayathodum pada vanden


Raga Bhairavi

Tala Aadhi




Swarathodum  nayathodum pada varam tharuvai,

Kanchi Kama koti  peetam Jagat Guru Vanangidum nee


Please give me a bon to sing the songs nicely with proper Swaras,

Oh Goddess who is worshipped by Jagad Guru of Kanchi.




Mamara thoppinile  mangadu pathiyinile,

Mayamay maraindhu nindru  Aavin pal kudithavale


She who drank milk  hiding her form,

In the mango garden of Mangadu




1.Irandam vaaram ithu , innalgal pokkiduvay.

Elumichai maruthal pol , en manathai mathiduvay,

Thaye Kamakshi , Thangona thuyar thudaippay,

Thava kolam poondavale , Darniyellam aandavale


Oh Goddess who did penance , Oh Goddess  who ruled the earth,

This is the second week , destroy all my problems,

Like the fruit of lime , change my mind,

Oh Mother Kamakshi , remove the unbearable sorrow.


2.Maantharin kurai theerkkum mangala roopiniye,

Mangadu pathi vazhum dukka nivariniye,

Mangalam undaka manam urugi vandene,

Sangarar vazhiyile  saranadaithen unnai Umma.


Oh God with the auspicious form who removes the want of people,

Oh Goddess who removes sorrows and who lives in town of Mangadu,

I have come  here with a melted mind  so that I would get auspiciousness,

In the path of Sankara  and mother I have surrendered to you.



Third week song


Nee Arulavidil vazhvethu


Raga Atana

Thala AAdhi




Nee arulavidil Vazhvedhu, Kamakshiye,

Vilyattal  shivan udal pathi vilangum


Oh Kamakshi , just with a play, you have occupied half of the body of Shiva,

And  how can there be a good life without your mercy.




Unnai Vanangavidil  naan vazhvedu,

Sangadangal  theerkkum thayallavo –mana,

Chanchalangal  pokkum marundallavo.


Without saluting you where is life,

For are you not the mother who removes sorrow,

And are you not the medicine  that removes worries.




1.Mukkalamum unarntha mudal maniye –yen,

“moondram varam idhi varam aliye,\

Nar padai veetinile koluvirukkum,

Nayagiye  uyar nava maniye.


Oh first gem who knew past , present and future,

This is my third week, give me boons,

Oh Lady  who sits along with four parts of army,

Oh very valuable  new gem.


Fourth week song


Ammanai pol oru deivam


Ragam Kapi

Talam  Aadhi




Ammanai pol oru  arul tharum deivam,

Akilathil undo  un Shakthi pola


Is there any Goddess  who showers the grace,

Like her  in the universe like Goddess Shakthi.




Un thalam thanai nadi vandhidum bhakthar koti,

Vandhorkku vazhvalikkum kali yuga kadavul amma.


The crores of devotees have come seeking your place,

And you are the Goddess of the Kali age ,

Who gives happy life to all those who come here.




1.Nal naangu Vedangal pothidum nayagiye,

Nangaam vaarmidhil nalam pala cheythiduvay,

Manal thanil pithan  uruvam thanai tharithu,

Mana vazhkkai kondavale , magizhvinai alippavale.


Oh Goddess who is praised by the four good Vedas,

This is the fourth week , please do lot of good things,

You who wore the form of Lord Shiva on the sand,

And entered married life, You who gives happiness.


2.Veda purani saranam saranam,

Vijaya Narayani saranam saranam

AAdhi Kamakshi saranam saranam

Amme Narayani saranam saranam


I surrender , surrender to you who is in Vedas and Puranas,

I surrender , surrender  to the Narayani who wins,

I surrender, surrender to primeval Kamakshi,

I surrender, surrender to mother Narayani.


Fifth week song


Anjudhal Vedam ammaa


Raga Raga Malikai

Thala Aadhi


Pallavi (Chenjurutti)

Anjudhal vendam ayya –indha Kamakshi ,

Ammanai  thudipoorkku , agadathu illai ayya,

Kenjudhal vendu mayya –namum,

Kelatha  varam koduthidum deivam ayya.


Sir, there is no need to fear , for those who pray this mother Kamaksi,

For there is nothing impossible for them,

We Should beg her sir, for,

She is the goddess who gives unasked boons.




1.Sindhu Bhairavi

Nal nenjam udayorkku nal yellam nalam alippal,

Kal nenja mudayorkku  kathirundhu arul purivaal,

Uul nenjil ondru vaithu puram ondru pesuvorkkum-varam,

Arul nemjam udayavalaam  Mangadu amman aval.


For people with a good heart she gives happiness through out  the day,

For the hard hearted ones, she would wait to show her grace,

And even  for those who have something in their heart but speak some thing else,

The mother of Mangadu has a merciful heart.



Or kayil kiliyodum , maru kayil karumbodum,

Mangala kakshi tharum “sree chakram “ udayavalaam,

Iyndham varam ithil  iyangal pokki nirkkum-puvi,

AAlum nayagiyam aananda rukhmaniyam.


With a parrot in one hand and sugarcane in the other,

She is auspicious looking  and has the “Sree Chakra” with her,

She would remove all the doubts in this fifth week and she is,

The Goddess who rules  and is personification of joy.




Jaya jaya devi Kamakshi

Janani Saraswathi Palaya Maam,

Jaya jaya devi Kamakshi,

Mangala Chandi palaya maam


Victory, victory to Goddess Kamakshi,

Oh Mother, Oh Saraswathi, please protect me,

Victory, victory to Goddess Kamakshi,

Oh Auspecious Chandika please protect me.




Sixth week song

Kanchiyil Mana kolam


Ragam Ananda Bhairavi

Thalam Aadhi




Kanchiyil Mana kkolam, Mangattil thava kolam,

Kondaval Kamakshi , nee devi


You goddess  Kamakshi ,

In Kanchipuram you are in the form for wedding,

In Mangadu , you are in the form for penance.




Sankararum thuditha , mangadu pathiyile ,

Easwaranai  vendi , Agniyil irundavale.


You were prayed by Adhi Shankara ,

You are in the town of Mangadu,

And you did penance in fire,

To get married to Lord Shiva.




1.Nee andha velai thannil , Easwaran kan modi,

Ulaginil udithayo, yengalukku arul puriya,

Yeninda kolamendru , naan arindhen amma,

Ezhai yenai kakka, Avadarithay Amma


At that time, you closed the eyes of Lord Shiva,

And were born in this world , to show your grace to us.

I understood why you took this form mother,

For mother you took this form to protect this poor me.


2. Aaram vara mithil Palodu pazham konarnthen,

Ninaithathu nadakkumendru  Koorai, ithi tharunam,

Pasamudan naane  palavorkkum eendhiduven,

Nesamudan  unakku nan vaitha palinaya.


In this sixth week , I have brought fruit and milk,

Please tell that my desires would be fulfilled, for this is the time.

With affection I would give it   to several people,

The milk that I offered you with love.


Kanchi Kamakshi, Madurai Meenakshi ,

Kasi Visalakshi palaya maam,

Anna poorne shankari , Gangai matha,

Akhilandeswari Saranam, saranam


Protect me Kamakshi of Kanchi,

Meenakshi of Madurai and Visalakshi of Benares

I surrender, surrender Annapoorni , Shankari,

Mother Ganges and Goddess of universe.


Thiruvilakku Song (to be sung on sixth week)



Vilakkinai yethi vaithom


Raga Ananda Bhairavi

Thala aadhi



Kuthu vilakkinai yethi vaithom –indha,

Kuvalayathil engalai Kathiduvai,

Yethunai idar varinum yethiduvom –ini,

Yem thunai  ulaginil neeyallavo.


We lit the ceremonial lamp ,

Please protect us in this world,

We would bear all problems that we get,

For you are our support in this world.




1.Sothhu sugangalum nilaipathu undo-indha,

Manida janamamum nilaipputhundo,

Sudha puthiyudan unnai thozhudal-Vazhvil,

Metha  palan varum unmayandro.


Are wealth and happiness permanent,

Does this human life last for ever,

If we salute you with a clean heart,

It is true that we would get great results.


2.Nithan nitham unai thozhudu vanthal –vazhvil,

Putham puthu  suvai perugum andro,

Mandargal pothidum nayagiye –arul,

Mangadu vaaz thiru kamakshiye.


If daily we continue worshipping you ,

In this life newer and newer tastes will flow,

Oh Leader whom the people worship,

Oh Kamakshi who lives in this divine Mangadu.


Amma Saranam, Thaye Saranam,

Saranam, SaranamDeepalakshi,

Mana kkurai  theerthu mangala vazhvu ,

Thandhiduval yengal Deepalalshmi


I surrender to you mother,

I surrender to you mother,

I surrender , surrender to  the Alamo which is Lakshmi,

Our divine lamp would remove all my worries,

And provide me with a very good life.