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Banasankari Pratha  Smarana Stotram

(The morning prayer of  Sankari of the forest)

 

Translated by

P.R.Ramachander

 

(To kill Durgamasura , The goddess Durga took the incarnation of Sakambari  . This incarnation is worshipped as Bana Shankari or Vana Sankari or Vana Durga.)

 

Dhyanam

1.Ya  Mayaa Madhu kaidaba pramadhini , ya mahoishonmulini,

Ya dhoormekshana  chanda munda madhani  ya  Raktha bheejasini,

 

2.Sakthi Shumbha  nishumbha darpa dalini   ya Sidha Lakshmi paraa,

Sa Chandi   nava koti murthy sahithaa mam pathu Visweswari 

 

Meditation

Let me protected along  the  Goddess of the universe , Who is the great illusion ,

Who killed  by churning Madhu  and Kaidabha , Who uprooted  Mahishasura ,

Who killed  Dhoomra lochana   , Chanda and Munda   as well as Raktha Bheeja ,

Who is  the great power , who destroyed the pride   of Shumbha   and Nishumbha,

Who is the  Lakshmi of yogic form , who is divine   and 

Who  is Chandi  accompanied by nine crores of Shakthis.

 

1.Pratha smarami   thava  Sankari  vakthra padmam  ,

Kanathakam  , Madhura  mandahaasam  prasannam,

Kasmira darpa mruga naabhi  lasad lalatam,

LOkathraya abhaya dha  charu vilochanadyam.

 

I meditate on your lotus like   face  , Oh Goddess Sankari,

On your curly locks , Your very pleasing face with a sweet smile,

On your shining forehead  decorated with Kashmir  Musk,

And  your pretty eyes which give protection   to the three   worlds.

 

2.Pratharbhajami  thava Sankari   hastha  vrundam  , Manikhya  hema valayaadhi  Vibhooshanadyam,

Ghanta   trishula   kara vala  supushta kheta pathro uthamangam   damrullasitham manognam.

 

In the morning I sing about   your hands decorated with golden bangles  studded with ruby  gem,

And your  bewitching form which  holds  bell, trident  , sword  Book,  Shield  , a skull  .

 

3.Prathar namami  thava  Sankari  pada padmam , padmodhbhavadhi  sumanogana  sevyamanam,

Manju kwanath kanaka   noopura rajamaanam , Vandharu  vrundha  sukhi rudham  arya Hrudayam.

 

In the morning I salute  your lotus like  , Oh  Sankari , who was born out of a lotus and is served by attendants with a good mind,

Who shines in the golden jingling anklets  and who makes the heart of respectable devotees joyous.

 

4.Pratha sthuthave   cha  thava Sankari  , divya  moorthi  kaadamba  kaanana gatham,karunarasardraam,

Kalyana  dhama ,manava neeradha neela bhaasaam  , pancaasyayana  lasitham , Paramarthihanthrim.

 

In the morning I pray to you , Oh Sankari who has a divine form , who goes to Kadamba forest , who is wet with mercy,

Who is abode of auspiciousness  , Who splits the forest of minds Who is  blue colour , Who shines in between five fires  and Who destroys the distress.

 

5.Prathar vadami  Sankari thave divya nama,  SAkambhareethi  , Lalithethi  , Sathekshanethi  ,

Durgethi   Durgama  mahasura nasineethi  , Sri Mangalethi  , Kamalethi  , Maheswareethi.

 

In the morning I chant your blessed  names Ooh Sankari  Like  Shakambari  , Lalitha  , Shatshakthi  ,

Durga , the killer of difficult to kill asuras , Mangala  , Kamala  and Maheswari.

 

6.Ya sloka panchakamidham  padathi prabhaathe  , SAkambari priyakaram  Durithogha nasam,

Thasmai  dadhathi  shivadhaa  vanasankari   savidhyam   prajaam  sriyam  udharamathi   sukeerthim.

 

He who read these five stanzas  in the morning, Would please Sakambari  who would destroy all his sufferings,

And to him Goddess  Banasankari  would bestow peace , knowledge  , children  , wealth  , merciful mind   and good fame.