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Pushpanjali (Tamil)

Salutations with flowers

 

Translated   by

P.R.Ramachander

 

(Here is a great prayer addressed  to the  Goddess  taken from a book  entitled “Durga  Ambal storangal published   by the  Rathnagireeswarar temple , beasant Nagar  , Madras.  In each   stanza the  devotee offers a different flower and the stanza tells what the Goddess  would  give back.)

 

Translated by

P.R,Ramachander

 

1.Rojappo kondu vandhe –yengal,

Rajeswariyai  poojai cheithaal,

Desadhi desam mechum  oru,

Raja pola   vazha cheival

 

If you bring  rose flowers 

And worship our  Rajarajeswari ,

She will make    you like a king,

Who is appreciated   by  several  countries.

 

2.Mullai poo kondu vandhe-yengal  ,

Mohanangiyai  poojai cheithal,

Illai yendru chollamale danam ,

Alli alli   thanthiduvaal.

 

If you bring   jasmine* flowers ,

And worship our epitome of beauty,

She will give without saying no,

Wealth  again and again in huge quantities..

                    *jasminum   auriculatum.

 

3.Marukozhundu kondu vandhe  -yengal,

Manonmaniyai   poojai  cheythaal,

Thirukkolam   kondu    ange  ,

Dinam thorum    vandhu nirppal.

 

If you bring  fragrant leaves  of  Davanam  ,

And worship   the gem    of our heart ,

With divine  dress  she   will come  ,

And    stand   there   every day.

 

4.Jathipoo  kondu vandhe   - suyam,

Jyothi ivalai   poojai cheythaal,

Othi  unaratha    vidhai   yellam thanthu,

Medhai yendru    aakkiduvaal.

 

If you bring    jathi  malli *flowers ,

And worship her who is   luminous light,

She would give you knowledge   that  is not learnt ,

And  make     you a great   genius.

                *Jasminum grandiflorum

 

5.Magizham poo kondu vandhe  -yengal,

Mathangiyai   poojai cheithaal,

Manamagaa  kanniyarkku  ,

Thirumanam   nadathi vaithiduvaal.

 

If you bring   Bakula   flowers  ,

And worship    the goddess Mathangi,

She would   fix the marriage   of,

Those   maids    who have  not got married .

 

6.Thazham poo kondu vandhe  -yengal,

Dakshayaniyai poojai cheythaal,

Vazhaa pennai  nadanudan ,

Vaazhum padiyaga    cheythiduvaal.

 

If you bring flowers  of fragrant screw pine  ,

And worship the Goddess  who is daughter  of Daksha,

She would make    ladies   separated ,

From their husband   to live with them.

 

7. Pathram pala  kondu vandhe-yengal,

Bhagwathiyai poojai cheythaal,

Itharai mel ullavarkke,

Puthira bhagyam thanthiduvaal.

 

If you  bring    several   types of flowers  ,

And worship   our Bhagwathi(Goddess),

To all those who are   on this earth,

She would give the luck of having a son.

 

8. Thamarai poo kondu  vandhe-yengal,

Shyamaliyai  poohai   cheythaal,

Thamatham  than cheyyamale   aval  ,

Thali pichai    thanthiduvaal.

 

If you bring    the lotus   flowers ,

And worship our pretty   black goddess ,

Without any delay   whatsoever ,

She would give you   the alms of your husband’s life.

 

9. Malligai poo kondu vandhe  -yengal,

Maheswariyai poojai    cheythaal,

Billi soonyam , yeval  yellam  ,

Pinnale  oda cheyvaal.

 

If you bring   Jasmine* flowers,

And   worship our great goddess ,

She would  send   backwards ,

The   black magic chants done against you.

         Jasminum sambac

 

10.Chanpaka  poo kondu vandhe  -yengal,

A mbikayai   poojai    cheythaal,

Marul   choozhntha   nenjinile, Jnana,

Oli veesa   cheythiduvaal.

 

If   you bring Chenpaka  flowers  ,

And worship our goddess Ambikai,

She  would remove all darkness in your heart,

And  make the light of wisdom shine there.

 

11.Iruvakshi   kondu vanthe  -yengal,

Hiranmayiyai   poojai cheithaal,

Marul   choozhntha   nenjinile, Jnana,

Oli veesa   cheythiduvaal.

 

If you bring    jasmine*  flowers ,

And worship our golden goddess ,

She  would remove all darkness in your heart,

And  make the light of wisdom shine there.

                   *jasminum sambac

 

12.Arali poo kondu vandhe-yengal,

Aralakesiyai  poojai cheythaal,

Arul purinthu   aadarithu  ,

Anugrahavum    cheythiduvaal.

 

If you bring Oleander  flowers ,

And worship the goddess with curly hair  ,

She would shower her grace on you,

And  also shower her blessings.