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Mandhathya saileswari sthvam

(Prayer to the Goddess of the hill of Mandatha)

 

Translated by

P.R.Ramachander

 

(King Mandatha   was a great ancestor of Lord Rama in the solar  dynasty.He was the father of king Ambareesha and a great devotee of Lord Shiva. After he  gave the kingdom he went and met Lord Shiva in Mount Kailasa. At that time Goddess Parvathi was  not there. When the king wanted a Shiva Linga for worship , Lord Shiva gave him , the Shiva LInga which goddess owned even before her marriage and which used to be worshipped regularly.  King Mandatha    brought the Shiva Linga and settled  on a hill in Kerala(Near the town of Perinthalmanna)   and started  worshipping  it.When Goddess Parvathi returned she wanted her Shiva linga.  Lord Shiva refused to  get  back some thing he gave.Goddess Parvathi sent Bhadra Kali along with  Veerabhadra, Nandi, Mahakala and other Bhootha Ganas to bring back her Shiva linga. They tried their best but failed to get back the Shiva Linga. The goddess herself and merged herself with the Shiva Linga which has been consecrated there . This  was a called The moola Sthana (The original place) and then a temple   was  built for the Goddess.  The  hill of Mandhatha  was called Thirumandhankunnu and the Goddess   was called Thirumandhakunnil Amma . (Please read my article on this great temple in http://www.hindupedia.com/en/Thirumandankunnu_Bhagawathy_Temple ).  This  great prayer is a prayer addressed   to The Thirumandhankunnil Amma.  This great prayer was brought to my notice  by my friend Sri.K.C.Ramachandran who runs  a Palada factory called Lakshmi Palada in  Perinthalmanna.  I am very happy to dedicate this translation to Sri.K.C.Ramachandran.)

 

1.Omkarakakandhanugurike  om kara tharu sarike ,

Omkara Madhu maduhrye , Mahadevi namosthuthe.

 

Salutations  to Mahadevi, who sprouted from inside “om”,

Who is the goddess   from the plant called “Om”,

And who is the sweetness  from the honey called  “om”.

 

2.Bhootha, bhavya  , bhavannadhe  , navachakra pravarthini,

Bhanu mandala madhyasthe  , Mahadevi namosthuthe.

 

Salutations  to Mahadevi,  Who is the lord of past , present and future ,

Who makes the nine chakras work  and who is in the middle of the Sun.

 

3.BHuvaneswari , bhagyabdhi chandrike, bhaktha vathsale ,

BHoga moksha pradhe bhadre , Mahadevi namosthuthe.

 

Salutations  to  Mahadevi, who is the  Goddess of the universe , The moon of the ocean of luck,

The darling of the devotees , One who gives good life and salvation  and who is pretty.

 

4.Swargapavargadhe , swahe , swadhakara swaroopini,

Swasthidhe sarva bhoothaanaam, Mahadevi namosthuthe.

 

Salutations  to Mahadevi,Who gives us heaven as well  as salvation , Who has the form of nectar,

And she who  grants all   being great safety.

 

5.Janapriye jagat janma sthithi samhara  karini,

Jyothirmaye , jagat poojye, Mahadevi namosthuthe.

 

Salutations  to Mahadevi, Who is liked by people , Who creates, upkeeps and destroys the world,

She who is pervaded  with light  and who is worshipped by the world.

 

6.Maharshi samaradhye , Madhu kaidabha nasini,

Mandhathya saila nilaye , Mahadevi namosthuthe.

 

Salutations  to Mahadevi, Who is  worshipped by great sages,

Who killed Madhu and Kaidabha   and is on Thirumandhankunnu(Hill of Mandhatha)

 

7.Thapaswadhya santhushte  , thatthwamartha swaroopini,

Thushti deva , thapasaradhye , Mahadevi namosthuthe.

 

Salutations  to Mahadevi, Who becomes happy  by penance and worship,

Who has form of the meaning of philosophy  and who is worshipped by contented devas and sages.

 

8.Sathya vruthe , sathyapare , sachidananda  vigrahe ,

Sankadhi muni dhyeye, Mahadevi namosthuthe.

 

Salutations  to Mahadevi,, Who has truth as penance , Who is the divine truth,

And who is meditated upon by  Sanaka and other sages.

9.THaporoope, thamohanthri, , thapathraya  vnasini ,

Trayambake, tri jagad vandhye , Mahadevi namosthuthe.

 

Salutations  to Mahadevi,Who has the form of penance , who destroys darkness(ignorance)

\Who is the wife of lords Shiva in Tryambaka ,and who is saluted  by the three worlds.

 

10.Sahasra seersha vadane , sarva lokathamothame ,

SAmastha bhuvanadhare, Mahadevi namosthuthe.

 

Salutations  to Mahadevi,Who has thousand heads and faces , Who is best among best

Of all the three worlds, And who lifts    all the worlds.

 

11.Vishnu maaye, virad roope  , viswa bramana karini,

Vijaya veda janani, Mahadevi namosthuthe.

 

Salutations  to Mahadevi, Who is Vishnu Maaya , who has a supreme form,

Who makes the universe  move and  who is the mother of victorious Vedas.

 

12.THuyryatheethe , TRikalagne , trinethre , trigunathmike  ,

Trimoorthi roope , tripure Mahadevi namosthuthe.

 

Salutations  to Mahadevi,Who is beyond the Thurya state , Who is the past, present and future,

Who is the soul of three type of qualities,, who is the form of the trinity and who is the ruler  of three cities.

 

13.Vara daive khari roope , vruthrasura nibarhani,

Vageeswari, visalakshi , Mahadevi namosthuthe.

 

Salutations  to Mahadevi,Who is the form of the speech of blessed devas,

Who killed Vruthrasura , Who is the goddess of speech  and who has broad eyes.

 

14.REvathi ramanaradhye , rudranin urunardhini,

Rakthe bheeja vadaothyuktha, Mahadevi namosthuthe.

 

Salutations  to Mahadevi,Who is worshipped by the consort of Revathi (moon),

Who is the wife of Rudran whoi roars like a wild animal   and who killed Raktha Bheeja.

 

15.Nirgune nara mandaali galadraktha  vibhooshane,

NIshumbha Shumbha dalani  , Mahadevi namosthuthe.

 

Salutations  to Mahadevi, Who is propertyless , who wears the skulls of human beigs as garland,

And who is the  one who killed  Shumbha and Nishumbha.

 

16.Yanthra manthrathmike   , yaksha kinnarashi nishevithe,

Sadaanwaya   sambhuthe, Mahadevi namosthuthe.

 

Salutations  to Mahadevi,, who is the power behind Yanthras and Manthras,

Who is attended  by Yakshas  and Kinnarasand who is always with her  family.

17.Bhakthi gamye, Bhagawathi , banda  daithya bhayangari,

Bhayapahe , bhadrakali , Mahadevi namosthuthe.

 

Salutations  to Mahadevi,Who goes where devotion is there , Who is the goddess bringing luck,

Who appeared fearsome to  Bandasura and other Rakshasas, who destroys fear  and who is BHadrakali.

 

18.,Go brahamana  priye Gange , geervana  gana poojithe,

Girije, gowrim Gayathri , Mahadevi namosthuthe.

 

Salutations  to Mahadevi, Who likes Brahmins  and cow ,  Who is Ganga ,

Who is praised by song by  gods , who is Daughter of mountain  , Gowri  and Gayathri.

 

19.DEvarishi  pithru sangatha sevya mana padambuje ,,

Dharukasura samharthri , Mahadevi namosthuthe.

 

Salutations  to Mahadevi,Whose lotus  life feet  is worshipped,

By devas , sages and Pithrus   and who killed   Dharukasura.

 

20.Vajradhikayudhopethe , varuni madha vihwale  ,

Vethala vahanarude  , Mahadevi namosthuthe.

 

Salutations  to Mahadevi, Who cannot be attacked by Vajrayudha and other weapons,

She who gets drunk with wine and she who rides  on a Vetala.

 

21.syanda mana   dhayapure , Sundara sree  mukhambuje,

Sandhrananda sudhaa  dhaare , Mahadevi namosthuthe.

 

Salutations  to Mahadevi, She who has   river like mercy,

Who has pretty lotus like face and who is the intense flow of joyful nectar.

 

22.Dero udatha guna pathe  , dhoomavathi, dhanurdhare,

Doomralochana   daithyagni , Mahadevi namosthuthe.

 

Salutations  to Mahadevi,She who has great bravery as character,

Who has a  scent , who wields a bow  and who is the fire that burnt  Dhomralochana.

 

23.Mahamaye  mathru ganai  sevye, Mahisha madhini,

Mandahtithya  muni sampoojye , Mahadevi namosthuthe.

 

Salutations  to Mahadevi,who is great illusion , Who is served by the mother goddesses,

Who is killer of Mahishasura, And one who is worshipped by Mandhatha  and other sages.

 

24.Himachala suthe , hamsa vahana  , hara vallabhe,

Hasthi kumbha kucha dwandwe , Mahadevi namosthuthe.

 

Salutations  to Mahadevi, Who is daughter of Himalayas , Who rides on swan ,

Who is the consort of Lord Shiva   and who has pot like  breasts like elephant’s forehead.

 

25.Dhiyagamye ,dhyana roope,  dhana dhanya vivardhini,

Dharma simhasanaroode , Mahadevi namosthuthe.

 

Salutations  to Mahadevi,who comes in to the mind, whose form should be meditated upon,

Who gives wealth and grains  and she who  sits on the throne of justice.

 

26.Yogeendra chethahaka mudhra , samahladhana chandrike,

Yamadhyashtanga samgamye , Mahadevi namosthuthe.

 

Salutations  to Mahadevi, who stamps herself in mind of yogis , Who is the like a moon which is joyous,

And who brings together  control of mind  and the senses together.

 

27.Yogini  gana samsevye yamatheeksham nibarhane,

Yoga yogeswari shive, Mahadevi namosthuthe.

 

Salutations  to Mahadevi,, Who is served by all  the yoginis  ,

Who destroys the pain  of death and Who is Parvathi the queen of all yogis  and yoga.

 

28.Navarathna parikluptha , kirreta kadakojjwale,

Nada Bindhu kalatheethe  , Mahadevi namosthuthe.

 

Salutations  to Mahadevi,Who wears  crown and bangles with inlaid navarathnas,

And who  rxceeds  the form of “Om”   , bindu of SriChakra and the cresent.

 

29.Prantha abhayadhe , pretha gana nrutha maholsave  ,

Prachande, pranavatheethe , Mahadevi namosthuthe.

 

Salutations  to Mahadevi,Who protects those who salute her , who is an expert ,

In the great festivals of the dance of ghosts and who is greater then “Om”.

 

30.Choragni chandike  chanda mundaura  nishoodhini ,

Charachara jagad dathri , Mahadevi namosthuthe.

 

Salutations  to Mahadevi, Who is fearful like fire to the robbers, killer of Chanda  and Munda,

And  who is the mother  of all moving and non moving things of the universe.

 

31.Daksha Yagna pramadhani , Dushta sathru vinasini,

Dukha daridrya samani , Mahadevi namosthuthe.

 

Salutations  to Mahadevi,, who stopped   the Yagna of Daksja  , who is the killer  of bad enemies,

Snd who is the destroyer of sorrow and poverty,

 

32.Yaganala samuthpanne , yoga maye  , yugandhare ,

Yajur veda shikhagamye, Mahadevi namosthuthe.

 

Salutations  to Mahadevi, Who was born out of fire of the Yaga , Who is yoga maya,

Who is the greatest of all time , and who is pleased   with Yajur Veda.

 

33.Indra bhoga pradhe  , Bale Ihikamushmikarathmike,

Airavatha gaja roode , Mahadevi namosthuthe.

 

Salutations  to Mahadevi, Who grants pleasures like that of Indra,who is Goddess Bala,

Who  grants us  the soul of the heat of worldly pleasures, and who rides on Airavatha.

 

34.Kleemkari kali kaalaika   dhamane , kalpvallari,

Klesa nasini, Kamakshi  , Mahadevi namosthuthe.

 

Salutations  to Mahadevi, Who makes the sound “Kleem” , who overpowers kali age  ,

Who is the fish granting climbing plant , who destroys troubles  and who is Kamakshi.

 

35.Soundarya poora sampoorne , Sindhoora thilakanchithe.

SArva mangala mangalye , Mahadevi namosthuthe.

 

Salutations  to Mahadevi, Who is completely full of beauty  , Who wears saffron thilaka

And Who grants all auspiciousness .

 

36.Kalyana guna rathnanamakare , karunalaye  ,

Kalanga rahithakaare , Mahadevi namosthuthe.

 

Salutations  to Mahadevi,Who has thye name of the gem of auspicious qualities,

Who is the temple of mercy and  And who has a form without any blemishes.

 

37.Yek  thapathra  samrajyepradhe cha yekantha poojithe  ,

Yekagra chitha nidhyathye , Mahadevi namosthuthe.

 

Salutations  to Mahadevi, Who was  the queen of the  single  state  of meditation ,

Who worshipped alone   and  who  did penance with undisturbed  mind.

 

38.Easwarothsage nilaye  . eehathraya  virajithe  ,

Eesanadhi  brahma mayi , Mahadevi namosthuthe.

 

Salutations  to Mahadevi, Who  was very  keen to be with God Shiva,

Who  shines in the three type  of  activities,  and who is pervaded by shiva, Brahma   and others.              

 

39.Lasad Kodanda sooleshu , sankha chakra gadhadhare ,

Laya vrudhi vinirmukthe , Mahadevi namosthuthe.

 

Salutations  to Mahadevi, Who holds shining bow , trident  , conch  , 

Wheel and mace  and who  frees people from  increasing inactivity.

 

40.Hreemkara himvath gange hreenkaranava  sthuthe,

Hreenkara  dughdhabdhi suthe  , Mahadevi namosthuthe.

 

Salutations  to Mahadevi,Who is the Ganga flowing from Himalayas with sound “Hreem”,

Who is prayed by making the sound “Hreem” , Who is daughter of the ocean of milk called  “Hreem”.

 

41.Hara Vishnu virincheendra  byashta dik pala sevithe,

Haryanga veena  hrudhaye , Mahadevi namosthuthe.

 

Salutations  to Mahadevi, She who is served  by  Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma,

And also eight guardians of directions,and who has heart like that of  a lion.

 

42.SArva vedantha samvedhye, sarva sakthi samanvithe,

Sama gana priye , sookshme  , Mahadevi namosthuthe.

 

Salutations  to Mahadevi,, who is served by all Vedanthas ,

Who has all power in her   , who likes singing of Sama Veda and who has a  micro form.

 

43.Karthru karma, kriyaatheethe  , kamkshithapanga veekshane,

Kamandala dhare  , kali , Mahadevi namosthuthe.

 

Salutations  to Mahadevi,Who is greater than the one who does, the work and the act of work,

Who grants by her side long glance  , Who has a water pot and who is Kali.

 

44.Hasthathi thratha aayudha dhare  , haani vrudhi vivarjithe  ,

Hreemkara  hara daithyoughe , Mahadevi namosthuthe.

 

Salutations  to Mahadevi,Who carries great weapons in all her hands,

Who avoids growth of problems  , And who kills Rakshasas by the sound  of “Hreem”.

 

45.Lakshmanagraja samsthuthye , laksha kotyan nayike  ,

Laksha rasa  savarnaabhe , Mahadevi namosthuthe.

 

Salutations  to Mahadevi,Who is praised by the elder brother of Lakshmana  ,

The queen of hundred thousand alternatives, And who has the bright colour of lac juice.

 

46.Hreemkaara Madhu vaasanthi , hreemkarasrama thapasi,

Hreemkaranya  harini harini , Mahadevi namosthuthe.

 

Salutations  to Mahadevi, Who lives in the honey called The sound of “hreem”,

Who does penance  in the hermitage called “hreem” and who is the deer in the golden forest  of “Hreem”.

 

47.SAptha rishi mandala  gathe , surasura namaskruthe,

Sudha samudhra   madyasthe  , Mahadevi namosthuthe.

 

Salutations  to Mahadevi,who is in the constellation of seven sages,

Who is saluted by devas and asuras and  who is in the middle of ocean of nectar.

 

48.Kalasolbhava  sampoojye , kakshisthakhila   pishtape,

Kola swaroopini  shive  , Mahadevi namosthuthe.

 

Salutations  to Mahadevi, who is worshipped by sage Agasthya,

Who is recognized as the food giver to all  and who is Parvathi  with a friendly  form.

49.Lasad  marathaka   swacha  vigrahe , laya  varjjithe ,

Lokaika nadhe , lalitha  , Mahadevi namosthuthe.

 

Salutations  to Mahadevi, Who has a pure form shining like emerald,

She who avoids dissolution , Who is empress of the world  , And who is  Goddess  Lalitha.

 

50.Hreemkara  sibhikaroode , hreemkara  para devathe  ,

Hreemkara  Yamini jyothsne , Mahadevi namosthuthe.

 

Salutations  to Mahadevi,Who rides on the palanquin  of “Hreem”,

Who is the divine  goddess  of  Hreem and  The Sound of hreem which is the moon light of night.

 

51.Sri vidhye  , Sri Maharajni , Sri vallabhakuleswari,

Sri moola sthana nilaye , Mahadevi namosthuthe.

 

Salutations  to Mahadevi,Who is Sri Vidhya, Who is the great queen

Who is clan god of cowherds  , Who  is in the Moola sthana.