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Sri Kamaksi Ashtakam (Tamil)

 

Translated by

P.R.Ramachander

 

(Goddess  Kamakshi is  the  Goddess Parvathi presiding  over the temple in Kanchipuram. This eight versed  prayer  praises   and salutes her.)

 

1.Guruve saranam, Guruvin  uruvil ,

Kuvala the  yenai aala vandhai,

THiruve saranam , THirumal  Sodhari,

THiruvadi  inaye  saranam amma,

Varuvai   ninaivil  vandhennai  aalvai,

Vadivambikaye  , saranam amma ,

Arulvai yenaye  , anudhinam panithen,

Annai Kamakshi   umayavale  .

 

I surrender   to the Guru , you came ,

To the earth as Guru   to rule over me ,

I surrender  to Lakshmi , and oh sister  of Lord Vishnu ,

I surrender    to your   twin feet , mother ,

Please  come in my though  and rule over me ,

Oh pretty mother , I surrender to you mother ,

Please show  your grace to me, I salute   you daily ,

Oh mother  Kamakshi who is Goddess Parvathi.

 

2.Kalabhavum  chandanam kasthuri Manjalum,

Kukumam narum chanthum,

Pala pala venave peroli veesidum,

Ponnabaranamum  thigazh  meni  ,

Ila  nagai arumbum  yezhil vadanam thanai,

Yennavena   pugazhven,

Alavidamudiya aattalum  karunai kol ,

Annai Kamakshi  umayavale.

 

She is decorated  using  peacock feather ,

Sandal paste  , Turmeric with musk smell,

Kumkum , good  paste   for marking thilaka ,

And gold  ornaments    which  ,

Glitters    and shines   remarkably,

And how shall   I describe  her  pretty face ,

Decorated   by   a  slow smile and ,

Indescribable  power  , please shower your mercy,

Oh mother Kamakshi  who is goddess Parvathi.

 

3.Sooranai vendrida  Saravana bhavan yenum sooranai  eendravalai,

Kooriya velai  Kumaranukke yarul , KOmaklale Shiva Shakthi,

Dheera  parakramam dikkellam parava dheenarukke  saran neeyandro,

AAramuthe, yengal aanandhame, thiru  annai  Kamakshi   umayavale .

 

Oh mother who gave birth to a valorous son to defeat   Soora,

Oh Great lady , Oh power of Shiva , who gave the sharp spear   to Lord Subramanya,

For  his  great valour   to spread   all over, Oh nectar , Oh eternal joy ,

Are you not the protection to  all those  who suffer,

Oh mother Kamakshi  who is goddess Parvathi.

 

 

4.Kunjaranum  , ezhir kunjari nadhanum , konjidum umaye , maa Kali,

Venchamar  yethilum  vettiyai tharumor, veera vel thangidum Chamundi,

Panchami , Bhairavi, Parvatha puthri , Panchaksharanil pathi nee,

Anjuthal vendaam , abhayam yenbaye, Annai Kamakshi umayavale.

 

Oh Uma , Oh great Kali  , who  is endeared  by Ganesa   and Subramanya,

Oh Chamundi who gave  the victory spear  to help  to win in all great  battles,

Oh terminator, Oh Bhairavi, Oh goddess  who occupies   half of Lord   Shiva,

Do you not tell us, “have  no fear , I will  protect you,”,

Oh mother Kamakshi  who is goddess Parvathi.

 

5.Marakatha kodiye, Manda hasiniye, Mangala Chandi, Malai magale  ,

Marakathamayil melmurugganin  matha, mamarai pothidum mathavame ,

Paragathikku  oru thunai yena ninaithu un padam  pathidum  yezhai yennai,

Aravaithu aandu arul purivai neeye, Annai Kamakshi  Umayavale .

 

Oh  tender  emerald  climber, Oh Goddess  who smiles, Oh auspicious Chandika, Oh daughter of the mountain,

Oh mother of Subrahmanya riding on emerald peacock, Oh great  goddess  praised by the Vedas,

I who am saluting catching your feet thinking that  is my help   to reach salvation,

May please be hugged and you  may shower   your grace  on me,

Oh mother Kamakshi  who is goddess Parvathi.

 

 

6.Shanmugan thaaye , Chanchalam theerpai, SAkthi maakali , Chamundi,

Yenniyathu yellam  yeithida arulvai,,yezhiluru  vaniyum , elakkumiyum,

Pannudan pothida Sri chkram thannil  paravasamai kolu iruppavale  ,

Annalaam   eesan   arum thiru devi, Annai Kamakshi umayavale.

 

Oh mother of Lord Subramanya, please  end my confusion, Oh Sakthi, Oh great Kali , Oh Chamundi,

Please  bless me so that all my desires are fulfilled, Oh goddess  who sits w ith divine joy on the Sri Chakra,

While you are worshipped  with song by pretty Goddess  Lakshmi   and Saraswathi,

Oh  divine goddess  who is the consort   of our Lord Shiva,

Oh mother Kamakshi  who is goddess Parvathi.

 

7.Chey vel Kumaranai  eendravale, Perum SAkthiye, Mahishanai maithavale ,

Kovvai nigar   vaai kumizh  punchirippal , kuvalayam yellam aalbavale  ,

Yevvaru unai   yaan yethiduven, unai  yeppozhuthum  ninathu iruppan naan,

Avvaru yenai aadarithu arulvai, Annai Kamakashi  Umayavale.

 

Oh mother of Subramanya with the ferocious spear, Oh great power, Oh killer of Mahisha

Oh Goddess  who rules all the world by the smile  of your red coloured lips,

In what way can I praise   you ,I am one who always thinks    about you,

And please  shower   your grace like that on me  ,

Oh mother Kamakshi  who is goddess Parvathi.

 

8.Jaya jaya   Shakthi, jagamellam pothum, jaya jaya   Sankari  , Sri devi,

Jaya jaya  Durga  , jaya  Parameshwari, jaya jaya  maathaa  Sridevi,

Jaya jaya  soora  kulanthakan   shanmugan jayam pera aruliya Sri Devi,

Ayanudan hariharan anavarathamum  pugazh , annai Kamakshi  umaiyavale .

 

 

Hail, Hail Oh Shakthi who is praised  all over the world, Hail, hail Oh Shankari, Oh Sridevi,

Hail hail Durga , Hail goddess  of all , Hail , hail , mother  Sri devi,

Hail, hail Oh Sri devi who helped Shanmukha the killer of the clan of Soora,

Who is praised   by Brahma , Vishnu   and Shiva,

Oh mother  Kamakshi , who is goddess  Parvathi.