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Abhirami Ammai Pathikam –Set II

 

By

Abhirama Bhattar

 

Translated by

P.R.Ramachander

 

(This great prayer has been written by Abhirama Bhattar  who lived in Thirukadayur. But his major work in Abhirami Andathi , which also I have translated and put in the web site. People wanting to know more about Abhirama Bhattar are requested to refer to my introduction to the translation of  Abhirami Andathi. Though Abhirama Bhattar has contributed three sets of prayers called pathigam addressed to this same Goddess, the prayer in this set I is more famous  than the set II and well known.

  I have taken this great prayer from  a book called Abhirami Bhattarain Pathigangal , where the Tamil meaning of these prayers are given by Abhiramadasan Meenakshi Sundaram Mohan, published by  the author .I owe my deep gratitude to this great translation which helped me understand the meaning of all the difficult words in this great prayer.)

 

 

1.Thumbayum aninthavar viyakkum kala mathiyai nigar vadanavum,

Karunai pozhi vizhigalum  vin mugilgal  veliru yena kattiya  karum koonthalum,

Sangai illadhu olirum mangalya  tharanam thangum mani midarum mikka,

Chathur  perugu pasangusam  ilangu kara  thalamum , viral nuniyum aravum ,

Pungavarkku amudharulum mandhara kuchangalum poliyum nava mani noopuram,

Poonda chen chevadiyum  ivvadeyeneen nidham pothi  yena vazthha vidai mel,

Mangalam migundha nin pathiyinodum  vandhu arul chey.

Valar thiru kadavooril vaazh , vaami , shubha nemi, pugazh nami, siva sami magizh vami, Abhirami , umaye.

 

Oh goddess who lives in the prosperous Thirukadayur ,

Who holds the holy wheel ,Whose names are famous,

Oh  goddess who makes Lord Shiva happy, Oh Abhirami,  Oh Parvathi,

Who has a face comparable to moon which makes Lord Shiva who wears thumbai flower wonder,

Who has eyes which pour out mercy , whose colour of hair makes rich clouds look white,

Whose pearl like neck wears the holy auspicious thread worn by him during marriage ,

Who holds the rope and goad in her divine hands , who wears serpent ring in her fingers,

Who has mountain like breasts  which gives nectar to the devas,

And who wears shining anklets studded with the nine precious gems in her red feet ,

And makes this lowly one  pray  you  and make him request you,

“Please come and bless me along with your divine husband on the bull which is your steed.”

 

2.Chandra jada dhari, Mukunda sodhari , thunga jalaja lochana, madhari,

Sambrama pauodhari, Sumangali , Sulakshani, Chatharum karuna kari,

Andhari, Varahi, Sambhavi, amalai , sura thothri , Aadhi jaga jala soothri,

Akhilatma karani,  vinodasaya naarani , akanda chinmaya poorani,

Sundari, nirandhari, Durandhari, Parvatha raja sukumari, Koumari,

Uthunga kalyaniPushpasthra ambhuja pani, thondakkarul sarvani,

Vandhu ari malar  Brahman aadhi thudhi veda oli,

Valar thiru kadavooril vaazh , vaami , shubha nemi, pugazh nami, siva sami magizh vami, Abhirami , umaye.

 

Oh goddess who lives in the prosperous Thirukadayur ,

Which is full of Vedic chants said by  Lord Vishnu and Lord Brahma ,

Oh goddess who holds the holy wheel ,Whose names are famous,

Oh  goddess who makes Lord Shiva happy, Oh Abhirami,  Oh Parvathi,

Oh Goddess who wears the crescent in her hair , Oh sister of Lord Krishna ,

Oh Goddess who has lotus like eyes , Oh Kali ,

Oh Goddess with ever flowing nectar in her breasts, Oh auspicious one ,

Oh Goddess who is perfect , Oh goddess whose mercy cannot be described by words,

Oh Goddess who is the basis of everything, Oh Goddess who is the power of Varaha,

Oh Goddess who is wife of Lord shiva ,Oh Parvathi , Oh Goddess whom devas pray,

Oh Goddess whose divine magic runs the world in the beginning ,

Oh Goddess who is the cause of all beings, Oh wonderful Narayani who always wins,

Oh limitless fully divine one, Oh pretty one , Oh permanent one, Oh Protector of all,

Oh mountain princess, Oh perennial lass, Oh pure auspicious one ,

Oh Goddess with lotus hands sending flower arrows,

Oh Goddess of all  who showers her grace on her devotees, we offer our prayers to you.

 

3.Vasa malar  maruvu alaka baramum , than kirana mathi mukamum , ayil vizhigalum,

Vallar nigar mulayum , anna nadayum , nagai mozhigalum, valamudan kandu minnar,

Pasa bandhathuidai  manam kalangi dinam pala vazhiyum  yenni yenni ,

Pazhi pavam innathendru  ariyamal  maya prapancha vaazhvu unmai yendre,

Aasai melittu veenaga nay pol thirindhu alaivathu allamal  undran,

Ambuyappodhu yenum chempadam  thudhiyadha  asadan mel karunai varumo,

Masilathu Ongiya gunaakari, Bhavani, chher,

Valar thiru kadavooril vaazh , vaami , shubha nemi, pugazh nami, siva sami magizh vami, Abhirami , umaye.

 

Oh goddess who lives in the prosperous Thirukadayur

Who holds the holy wheel ,whose names are famous,

Who is the goddess who makes Lord Shiva happy, Oh Abhirami,  Oh Parvathi,

Oh goddess  with stain less characters, Oh Consort of Lord Shiva,

Would you have any mercy on this fool who never prayed your lotus like feet ,

And who due to extreme passion wandered like a dog thinking that this life on earth,

Is really the truth  without realizing what is sin and what is bad fame ,

And was completely confused by the attachment due to affection and love ,

And thinking of various ways to attain a dame  who had,

Pretty heavy  hair made up with scented flowers , with moon like face ,

With fish like eyes , with pot like breasts , with swan like gait and a cheery talk.

 

4.Nandru yendru theethu yendru  navilum  ivvirandil  mun navindrathe  ulagil ullor,

Naduvar aadalaal  adiyenum avvidham nadinen, nadinalum,

Indru yendru chollamal ninathu thiru ullam aathu irangi  arul cheyguvayel,

Ezhayen uyguven , meyyana mozhi ikthu  un idhayam ariyatyhathu undo?

Kundram yellam urainthu  endrum anbarkku arul kumara devanai alitha,

Kumari, Margatha varuni , vimali , Bhiravi, karunai kulavu giri raja puthiri,

Mandral migu  nandana vanamgal  chirai ali murala ,

Valar thiru kadavooril vaazh , vaami , shubha nemi, pugazh nami, siva sami magizh vami, Abhirami , umaye.

 

Oh goddess who lives in the prosperous Thirukadayur

Which is blessed with scented Gardens  where bees fly making humming sound,

Oh Goddess who holds the holy wheel and whose names are famous,

And who is the goddess who makes Lord Shiva happy, Oh Abhirami,  Oh Parvathi,

The ordinary people choose only what is good , when they know that good and bad exist,

And I too chose  it and so please do not find fault with my choice ,

And if  only your divine mind  takes mercy  and blesses me,

Then  this poor man would live and your mind knows that it is true,

Oh maid who gave us Lord Subrahmanya who occupied all hills and blesses us,

Oh Goddess with emerald colour , Oh pure one , Oh Bhairavi,

Oh merciful princess of the mountain.

 

5.Oru naal , irandu naal all anal ulagathu udithu  inda naal varikkum,

Ozhiyadha kavalayal theeradha innal kondu  ullam thalarndhu  migavum,

Arum nani athitta  vil pol  irukkum ivvadimai  meedhir karunai koornthu ,

Anjel , yena cholli aadarippavargal unai andri ver illai , unmai aaga,

Iru nazhi kai pozhudhum vendathu  nimishathu  ilakkam ili bhuvanathayum,

Iyathi arulum niram konda nee ezhayen innal theerthu  arulal aritho?

Varum navaluraar  mudhalor paravum iniya pugazh  ,

Valar thiru kadavooril vaazh , vaami , shubha nemi, pugazh nami, siva sami magizh vami, Abhirami , umaye.

 

Oh goddess who lives in the prosperous Thirukadayur ,

Whose fame was spread by the great saints like Sundrar belonging to Navalur,

Oh Goddess  who holds the holy wheel and whose names are famous,

And who is the goddess who makes Lord Shiva happy, Oh Abhirami,  Oh Parvathi,

Not one or two days but right from the day that I was born,

I suffered due to worries that never disappeared  due to my very vacillating  mind,

And it is true  that  when  this slave of yours became like a bow

For which the string has been cut and it became useless

There were none to  show mercy and tell  me “Do not be scared” , except you.

Is it difficult for you  to completely solve the problems of this poor one,

When you can create and look after several worlds in a second and not take an hour.

 

6.Yennikkai illatha thunbangal  men melum  yerittu orukka antho,

Yevvidham ulam sakithu uyguven?Ippozhudu  yeduthitta chanmam idhanil,

Nanni yel alavu sukham aanathu  oru nalilulum  naan anubavithathu illai,

Nadu yellam ariyum idhu ketpadhu yeen?Nin ulamum  nandary arinthirujkum ,

Punniyam poorba chanathinil cheyyatha pulayan aanaalum,

Poorana kadaksha veekshanniyam  cheythu  yenathu  punmayai agathi arulvay,

Mannavargal , vinnavargal nithamum  paravum  isai,

Valar thiru kadavooril vaazh , vaami , shubha nemi, pugazh nami, siva sami magizh vami, Abhirami , umaye.

 

Oh goddess who lives in the prosperous Thirukadayur,

Which is a place where music is developed by human beings and devas,

Oh Goddess who holds the holy wheel and Whose names are very famous,

And Oh goddess who makes Lord Shiva happy, Oh Abhirami,  Oh Parvathi,

Alas innumerable sorrows  kept on growing  and tormenting me ,

How Can my mind tolerate and live with  them? I have never enjoyed ,

Even slightest pleasures in this life and as this is known to all, why are you asking me?

Your mind would have known this well and so even if I was a downtrodden,

Who has not done any god acts in last birth, please turn your full gaze on me,

And  completely remove this problem from me.

 

7.Therindho alaathu theriyamalo  ivvadimai  cheythitta pizhai irundhaal,

Chinam kondu  adhu oor kanakkaga vaiyathu nin thiruvulam  irangi migavum,

Parindhu vandhu  iniyum naan paazh vinayil aazhndu  innal padathu  nal varam alithu ,

Padhukathu arul cheyya vendum , andanda uyir parivudan alitha mudalvi,

Purandharan podhan Madhavan  aadhiyorgal  thudhi puriyum padaam buya malar,

Pungavi, , Purandhaki , Purandhari , Purathani , Purani , Tribhuvaneswari,

Marundhinum nayantha  chor paingili , varahi yezhil ,

Valar thiru kadavooril vaazh , vaami , shubha nemi, pugazh nami, siva sami magizh vami, Abhirami , umaye.

 

Oh goddess who lives in the prosperous Thirukadayur  Where the pretty Varahi lives,

Oh goddess who holds the holy wheel and  who has famous names

Oh goddess who makes Lord Shiva happy, Oh Abhirami,  Oh Parvathi,

If  there is a sin  done Knowingly or unknowingly  by this slave ,

Do not get angry and disregard it  and with a merciful heart,

And come with pity on me  and after giving  me a boon

That I would not further  travel in this devious path,

You should protect and shower your grace on me , Oh primeval Goddess ,

Who gave souls to the bodies of various beings,

Oh Goddess whose lotus like feet is praised  by Indra , Brahma and Lord Vishnu,

Oh Goddess who burnt the three cities, Oh Goddess who has the power of Indra,

Oh Ancient one , Oh Goddess of the three worlds

And  the one who like a parrot tells only nice words.

 

8.Vanchaka kodiyorgal natpu vendamalum , marundhinakka vendinum,

Maranthum oor poy mozhi chollamalum  , theemayaam vazhiyil chellamalum ,

Vinju nenju adanil poramai thariyamalum, veen vambu puriyamalum ,

Mikka periyorgal cholum varthai thallamalum , veguli avai kollamalum,

Thanjam yena ninathu pada kanjam thuthithida, thamiyanukku arul purindhu,

Sarva kalamum  yenai kathu  arula vendum , salakkayalgal  vizhiyai anaya,

Vanjiyar chevvai nigarum  vani aam pal malarum,

Valar thiru kadavooril vaazh , vaami , shubha nemi, pugazh nami, siva sami magizh vami, Abhirami , umaye.

 

Oh goddess who lives in the prosperous Thirukadayur ,

Which has several ponds  in which red flowers open  like the mouth of fish eyed maidens Oh goddess who holds the holy wheel ,whose names are famous,

Who is the goddess who makes Lord Shiva happy, Oh Abhirami,  Oh Parvathi,

As I was forsaking friendship of cheating bad people , not telling a lie in any emergency,

Not following the path of bad things, without having any jealousy in the heart,

Not do any unnecessary acts , obeying all the words of all great people,

Not getting angry and surrendering to your lotus feet and singing about it,

Please  shower your grace on me  and protect me  always .

 

9.Yenathu innal innapadi  yendru  veru oruvarkku isaithidavum  avargal kettu  ivv-

Innal theerthu  , ullathu irangi, nanmaigal cheyavum , yel alavum mudiyathu nin,

Unnatha maruvum kadai kannin  arul chirithu  cheyin  udavatha  nun manalgalum,

Oongu matthu uyar s ornana malai aagum  athu andri  uyar akila  bhuvangalai,

Kanamudan alithu  muppathi irandu  aravum kavin pera cheyyum ninnai,

Karuthum nal adiyavarkku  yeli vanthu  thathiyinil kathu  rakshithathu oornthu ,

Vanasam nigar  nin padam nambinen , vandhu arul chey,

Valar thiru kadavooril vaazh , vaami , shubha nemi, pugazh nami, siva sami magizh vami, Abhirami , umaye.

 

Oh goddess who lives in the prosperous Thirukadayur ,

Oh goddess who holds the holy wheel ,Whose names are famous,

Who is the goddess who makes Lord Shiva happy, Oh Abhirami,  Oh Parvathi,

When I narrated all my specific problems to one person,

 And when he agreed to hear it and then replied that he cannot solve my problems

And  that he  cannot do anything out of pity,

Having known that even if little of the glance of your sweet ripe eyes were to fall,

On  a grain of  useless sand , it would become great mountains of valuable gold,

And also that you who created all the worlds and made it pretty with thirty two dharmas,

Would help quickly at the very proper time  all those who meditate on you ,

I decided that I would believe fully only on your lotus like feet.

 

10.Karu neela vadivam aar  madu yeri  uddanda gana dhanda  vempasamum,

Kaikondu  Chanda maakaalan  mun yedirkka  Markandanum  verundu nokki ,

Aru neela kandan  yenum nin pathiyai  ullathil anbu kondu archanai cheya,

Aranum  avv ilangam  pilappa  ninnodu  thondri , avir chey soolathil oondri,

Peru neela malai  yena nilathil  annavan vizha  pirangu thaalal udaithu,

Pesum muni maindanukku  arul cheythathu  unadhu ariya  per arulin  vannam allavo?

Varu neela mada mathar  vizhi yenna  malar vaavi,

Valar thiru kadavooril vaazh , vaami , shubha nemi, pugazh nami, siva sami magizh vami, Abhirami , umaye.

 

Oh goddess who lives in the prosperous Thirukadayur ,

Which has ponds which has flowers like the blue lotus eyes of ladies ,

Oh goddess who holds the holy wheel ,Whose names are famous,

Who is the goddess who makes Lord Shiva happy, Oh Abhirami,  Oh Parvathi,

When the horrible and powerful god of death riding  on a dark blue  buffalo  ,

Having in his hand the deadly fearful rope came before Markandeya,

He saw him with fear  and worshipped your husband Shiva,

The great blue necked god in his mind,

And that Shiva  broke the linga in to two and came out along with you ,

And when he attacked the Kala with  his shining  trident ,

He fell on the floor like a mountain and Lord shiva kicked him with his left  feet,

And showered his grace on the son of the sage who talked

And this shows the greatness of your grace,

 

11.Sakala chelvangalum  tharum imaya  giri raja thanayai, maadevi , ninnai,

Sathyamay nithyam ullathil  thudhikkum  uthamarukku  irangi migavum ,

Akilam athil noy inmai, kalvi, Dhana dhaniyam, mey, azhagu , pugazh, perumai, ilamai,

Arivu, santhanam , vali, thunivu vaznaal vethi aagum nal oozh nugarchi,

Thogai tharum pathinaru perum  nee thanthu arul sukhananda  vazhvu alippay,

Sugirtha guna Sali , paripali , anukoli , thiri soli, Mangala visali,

Magavu naan , Nee thay , alikonaatho?magimai

Valar thiru kadavooril vaazh , vaami , shubha nemi, pugazh nami, siva sami magizh vami, Abhirami , umaye.

 

Oh goddess who lives in the prosperous and famous Thirukadayur ,

Oh Goddess  who holds the holy wheel and whose names are famous,

And who is the goddess who makes Lord Shiva happy, Oh Abhirami,  Oh Parvathi,

Oh daughter of Himalaya, the king of mountains ,who gives all types of wealth,

Take pity on  the good people who pray you daily in their heart and in this world,

Give them the sixteen great blessings  of freedom from disease, education , money, grains  

Truth, beauty , fame ,pride , youth, Knowledge , children , strength , bravery , long life ,

Victory and happy life,  Oh Goddess with good characters, Oh administrator ,

Oh Do-gooder , Oh Goddess with the trident and Oh giver of auspiciousness,

I am your son and you are my mother , Can you not give all these to me?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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