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Malar Padal storam(tamil)

(Prayer of flowers)

 

Translated by

 

P.R.Ramachander

 

(This remarkable prayer  in Tamil tells us the benefits we would get by worshipping 23  forms of the Goddess with 23 different types of  flowers.)

 

1.Roja poo kondu vandhe –engal Rajarajeswariyai poojai cheythal,

Desadhi desam  mechum  Rajavai pola vazha cheyval.

 

If you bring rose flowers and worship our Rajarajeswari ,

She would make you live like a king appreciated by all countries.

 

2.Mullai poo kondu vandhe- engal komalangiyai  poojai cheythal,

Illai  endru  chollamale  aval  alli alli thanthiduval.

 

If you bring jasmine* flowers  and worship  her with a pretty mien,

She will never say no and  keep on giving and giving.

         *Jasminum auriculatum

 

3.Marukozhundu  kondu vandhe –engal maheswariyai poojai cheythal,

Thirukolam kondu ange  , dinam thorum aval vanthiduval.

 

If you bring Davanam  and worship our great Goddess,

She would assume her divine form  and daily come there.

 

4.Jathi poo kondu vandhe-engal jothi avalai poojai cheythal,

Oodhi unaraa  vithai ellam  thanthu  medhai  endrakki viduval.

 

If you bring Jaji mullai* flowers  and worship our flame of light,

She would give you knowledge that you have not learnt and make you a genius.

          *Jasminum grandiflorum

 

5.Magizham poo kondu vandhe –engal mathangiyai poojai cheythal,

Manamagatha  kanniyarkku  thirumanam aval nadathi vaippal.

 

If you bring Bakula* flowers  and worship our Goddess of knowledge ,

She  would  carry out the marriage of unmarried maids.

             Mimuspos elengi

             

6.Thazham poo kondu vandhe –engal Dakshayaniyai poojai cheythal,

Vazhatha pennai aval nadanudan  cherthu vazha vaippal.

 

If you bring Screw pine *flowers  and worship our Goddess who is daughter of Daksha,

She  would make the lady who does not live her husband , rejoin him.

      *Pandanus odoratissmus

 

7.Pathram kondu vandhe- engal Bhagwathiyai poojai cheythal,

Puthra bhagyam illathavarkku  Kuzhandhai peru thanthiduval.

 

If you bring leaves  and worship our Goddess Bhagawathi,

She would bless with children,  those who did not have any child.

 

8.Thamarai poo kondu vandhe-engal Shyamaiyai poojai cheythal,

Thamatham cheyyamale aval thali pichai thanthiduval.

 

If you bring lotus flowers  and worship our black Goddess,

Without any delay she  would help your husband to live.

 

9.Malligai poo kondu vandhe –engal Maheswariyai  poojai cheythal,

Billi soonyam  evaal , yellam  aval pinnale oda cheyval.

 

If you bring  jasmine* flowers  and worship our supreme godess,

She will make Black magic and  evil spirits and others to run behind her.

          *Jasminum sambac

 

10. Chenpaga poo kondu vandhe –engal ambigayai poojai cheythal,

Janmantrhara pavamellam  aval  theerthu  vilakki ottiduval.

 

If  you bring Champa* flowers  and worship our divine mother ,

She will put a end to sins earned over several births and make them vanish

        *Indian magnolia-Michalea Champaka

 

11.Parijatham kondu vandhe-engal Parvathiyai  poojai chythal,

Bala roopam kondu  aval nam pavamellam pokkiduval

 

If you bring Parijatha flowers and worship  our Goddess Parvathi,

She would assume the form of a lass and destroy all our sins.

    *Night Jasmine- Nyctanthes arboritristis

 

12.Arali poo kondu vandhe –engal abhiramiyai poojai cheythal,

Alavilladha chelvathai aval   aga magizha thanthiduval

 

If you bring Arali* flowers  and worship our Goddess Abhirami,

Then with a mind overflowing with joy she will give immeasurable wealth

     *Ghanera flower-Nothapoytes nimmoniana

 

13.Chemparuthi kondu vandhe –engal chandigayai poojai cheythal,

Mayamai kanavil vandhu  manthirangal pala cholliduval.

 

If you bring red hibiscus flowers and worship our Goddess Chandika,

She  will come in your dreams as illusion  and teach us several chants.

 

14. Madulam poo kondu vandhe –Engal mathavai poojai cheythal,

Mangala vazhvu thanthu  aval mana magizha  cheythiduval.

 

If you bring pomegranate flowers  and worship our mother,

She will give us an auspicious life and fill our mind with joy.

 

15.Maruthanipoo konduvandhe – engal Mangalayai poojai cheythal,

Arul koornthu nammunne  aval anugraham cheythiduval.

 

If you bring Henna flower and worship our auspicious Goddess,

She  will shower her grace  on us  and give us her blessings.

 

16.Neelambaram kondu vandhe –engal Neelayathakshiyai poojai cheythal,

Nithyanandam kondume  aval nithya vasam  cheythiduval.

 

If you bring blue lotus flowers*  and worship our Goddess  with blue eyes,

She will bring everlasting joy and live us forever.

           *Ecbolium ligustrinum

 

17.Manoranjitham kondu vandhe  -engal Manonmaniyai poojai cheythal,

Ganamana sukandhamudan  aval kalippu miga thanthiduval.

 

If you bring Hari Champa* flowers  and worship our  goddess who shines in our mind,

She would give very great happiness with heavy perfume.

    *Artabotrys hexapetalus

 

18.Sampangi poo kondu vandhe-engal SAnkariyai poojai cheythal,

Sakala soubhagyamum thanthu , aval chanjalathai neekiduval.

 

If you bring Champa* flowers  and worship the consort of our Lord Sankara,

She would give all sort of luck  and remove worries from our mind.

      *Plumeria rubra

 

19.Thumbai poo kondu vandhe  , engal durgayai poojai cheythal,

Daridirathai thurathi , aval dhana dhanyam pozhinthiduval.

 

If you bring Drona Pushpi flowers and worship our Goddess Durga,

She would drive away poverty and rain wealth  and grains,

    *Leucas aspera

 

20.Samanthi poo kondu vandhe-engal Sarveswariyai poojai cheythal,

Sathiyamai vazhvinile, aval santhoshathai alithiduval

 

If you bring Chrysanthemum flowers and worship our Goddess of all,

Truly she  will shower immense joy in our life.

 

21.Mandharapoo kondu vandhe  engal Lalithambikayai  poojai cheythal,

Banda pasam yavum neeki  aval chinthai magizhcheythiduval.

 

If you bring Mandara*  flowers  and worship our mother Lalitha ,

She would remove all your attachments and make you joyous in her thought.

          *Bauhinia vahlii

 

22.Vettiver kondu vandhe  , engal  Kamakshiyai  poojai cheythal,

Mattillatha magizchiyudan  aval maanidhi  thanthida vanthiduval.

 

If you bring Khaskhas*  and worship our favourite goddess,

Then she  would come to give you a treasure with boundless joy.

   *Chrysopogon zizanioides

 

23.Kadir pachai  kondu vandhe , engal Kamakshiyai  poojai cheythal,

Kadai kannal  kadakshithu janma saphalyam thanthiduval.

 

If you bring green spikes  and worship Goddess Kamakshi ,

She will give you a side long glance  and give you salvation.

 

24.Karumari Chambal  pethal kanda pini odi vidum ,

Idainjalgal maari inbam illathai naadi varum.

 

If we get the sacred ash of Goddess Kali, all diseases will fly way,

And all road blocks will vanish  and happiness will come in search of us.