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Rama Krutha Parvatha Vardhini  Ashtakam

 

Translated by

P.R.Ramachander

 

(Parvatha Vardhini is the Consort of Lord Ramanatha   of Rameswaram.. Here is a rare octet  addressed to her.  It is supposed to have been written by Lord Rama himself .)

 

1.Sevyaam  sadhu janai  , Saroja nayanaam , poornenendu Bhimbananaam,

EEdyagama  Vedhibir muni ganai   dhyeyaam  SAda  yoghibhi,

Dhyeyaam   Dumburu, Narada  prapruthibhir  , Brahmathibhir poojithaam,

Vandhe  Parvatha vardhithaam  , smitha mukhim , Sri ramanadheswarim.

 

I salute  Goddess Parvatha Vardini , who has a smiling face , who is the Goddess  of Ramanadha,

Who is served by good people , who has a lotus like eyes, who has face  like the full moon,

Who is praised by Vedas mand groups  of  sages , who is meditated upon by Yogis,

Who is meditated upon by  Dumburu, Narada  and others and  is worshipped by Brahma  and others.

 

2.Gowrim  , Hara kireeta noopura  lasad Kandenndhu  bhooshanvithaam,

Vidhyaam  Vedasiropireedya  mahimaa meesana  dehaalaayam,

Bhakthabheshta vara pradhana chathuram  , samsara  samharineem,

Vandhe  Parvatha vardhithaam  , smitha mukhim , Sri ramanadheswarim.

 

I salute  Goddess Parvatha Vardini , who has a smiling face , who is the Goddess  of Ramanadha,

Who is Gowri  , who wears  the  crown, necklace, anklet    and crescent  of the moon,

Who is knowledge  , who has the greatness  of being served by  the head  of the  Vedas,

Who has the body of Shiva as her temple  , who is great  in granting  boons to devotees and who destroys the cycle of domestic life .

 

3.Maya mathra vinoda nirmitha   jagat rakshantha kruthyanvitham,

Sedhou sadaramakadakila   jagat kshemaya  samprasthithaam,

Bhakthagowka  , vanaanalojjwala  shikaam , rajeeva nethra dwayaam,

Vandhe  Parvatha vardhithaam  , smitha mukhim , Sri ramanadheswarim.

 

I salute  Goddess Parvatha Vardini , who has a smiling face , who is the Goddess  of Ramanadha,

Who is busy in protecting the world  which was  made by illusion   as  her sports,

Who is  respectfully  staying  on the Sethu(bridge)  for the protection   of the entire   world,

Who has hair shining like for the3 sake of devotees, and who has  two lotus like eyes.

 

4.Durge , Gowri, Bhavani , Parvathy Shive , Sarvani, Rudra priye,

Mathar loka jananya abheeshta varade , Sailendra kanye  , Ume,

Chinthatheethapathe, chiranthana nuthe , shad vakthra leelarathe,

Vandhe  Parvatha vardhithaam  , smitha mukhim , Sri ramanadheswarim.

 

I salute  Goddess Parvatha Vardini , who has a smiling face , who is the Goddess  of Ramanadha,

Who is Durga , Gowri , Bhavani  , Parvathi , Wife of Shiva , Wife of Sarva(shiva)  and darling of Rudra,

Who fulfills the wishes of ladies who are the mothers  of the world, Who is Uma, the daughter of king of mountain,

Who has the form that is beyond thought , who has been prayed to from ancient times, Who enjoys the play of The six headed one.

 

5.Gandarva amara, yakshapannagavathu, seemantha lagnangrike,

BHakthabheeshtatha  kalpa kayitha bujesamveekshidesanane,

Kandenthwankitha masthake , trinayane, Peethambare  , Shyamale,

Vandhe  Parvatha vardhithaam  , smitha mukhim , Sri ramanadheswarim.

 

I salute  Goddess Parvatha Vardini , who has a smiling face , who is the Goddess  of Ramanadha,

Who  has  on the partition of her hair  , Gandharwas, Devas, Yakshas  and serpents,

Whose hands fulfill the wishes of desires of her devotees, Who is the entrance to the heavens just by her look,

Who wears the moon on her head, who has three eyes  , Who wears yellow silk  and who is black in colour.

 

6.Gaythryadhi  sarojadhi kelagai  sadaa sevithaam,

Raja karna vilambi  kundala mani sreni prabha ranjithaam,

Uthunga  sthana Madhya yugma  vilasad haaraam, karrala alakam,

Vandhe  Parvatha vardhithaam  , smitha mukhim , Sri ramanadheswarim.

 

I salute  Goddess Parvatha Vardini , who has a smiling face , who is the Goddess  of Ramanadha,

Who is served always  by  Gayathri  amidst   the dancing  lotus flowers,

Who has stately   ear studs  on her ears, who is illuminated  by a series of lights ,

Who has her necklace lying on her two  lofty breasts  and who has splendid  curly locks.

 

7.Raksha raja vadauga  sodana krupaa  poornaava lokekshane,

Sarva vyakula  thapa soka samane , Samrajya soubhagyathe  ,

Hathya kauga  vinasana   sthuthipathe  , Mruthyunjaya ardhakruthe,

Vandhe  Parvatha vardhithaam  , smitha mukhim , Sri ramanadheswarim.

 

I salute  Goddess Parvatha Vardini , who has a smiling face , who is the Goddess  of Ramanadha,

Who  after killing the asura  kings , looks at  people   with a purifying complete  look,

Who puts an end to all worries , pains  and sorrows, Who brings luck to  the kingdom,

Who is prayed after  killing  of enemies  and who occupies  half part of him who won over death.

 

8.Chithadrsa  vikasi  varshama ruchiraam  , uthphulla  vakthrambujaam,

Veeksha labdha  Virincha , Vishnu  , vibhavaa  mapath   sahayangrikaam,

DEvim daivatha brundha   vanditha padhaam, daithyendra  samharineem,

Vandhe  Parvatha vardhithaam  , smitha mukhim , Sri ramanadheswarim.

 

I salute  Goddess Parvatha Vardini , who has a smiling face , who is the Goddess  of Ramanadha,

Who with her pure mind  is showering beauty , Who has a fully open lotus like face ,

Who  helps in time of danger  Brahma ,  Vishnu   and others  who look up to her,

Who is the Goddess  whose feet is saluted by hoards  of devas and who is the killer of  Asura kings.

 

9.Mathar  haimavatheeswari  trinayane   Dakshayani eesa priye,

Balendu ankitha masthake  ,  aruna ruche , Shad vakthra peetha sthane,

Maam Ramam  , Jankathmajaam    cha sahajam  Sugreeva mukhyaan kapeen,

SArvaan  thrahi  namosthuthe  , Bhagawathi  Sri Ramanadheswarim.

 

Oh Goddess   , Oh Goddess of Ramanadha , Oh mother  , Oh golden goddess,

Oh Daughter  of Daksha , Of darling of Lord Shiva , Oh Goddess  who wears the moon on her head ,

Oh goddess of brilliant red colour , Oh Goddess  whose breasts    are fed by the six headed god,

Me who is Rama , The  daughter of Janaka   and my friend Sugreeva and his monkey chiefs may please be protected.

 

Namo, namo , Gauri  punar namo nama Namashive , Raghava sannuthe  nama,

Namo  bhavanyai  Varade namo  Nama , Namo nama  Sankara  Vallabhe  nama.

 

Salutations and salutations to Gauri, again salutations,

Salutations  and salutations Oh Parvathi  , OH goddess prayed by Raghava , Salutations,

Salutations Bhavani , Salutations to Goddess  who blesses,

Salutations and Salutations to consort of Lord Shiva,  Salutations.