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Aralakesi sthuthi

(Prayer to Goddess with curled hair.)

 

Translated by

P.R.Ramachander

 

(Aralakesi is the Goddess in the Rathnagireeswarar    temple of Beasant Nagar in Madras.  )

 

1.Ambha bhuvaneswari  , akhilanda nayaki , Aralakesi maam pahi,

Annapurneswari ,  Ambuja vasini , Anandavalli , maam pahi

 

Oh mother Bhuvaneswari , Oh goddess of all worlds, Oh Goddess with curled hair  , protect me,

Oh Annapurneswari , Oh Goddess who lives in lotus , Oh joyful  goddess, protect me,

 

2.Chandrakaladhari, Shyamala roopini, SArada Devi , Maam pahi,

SAntha swaroopini, Sankara  mohini, Chamundeswari , Maam pahi

 

Oh Goddess who wears crescent of moon, Oh Goddess with black form , Oh Goddess Sarada, protect me,

Of Peaceful Goddess , Oh pretty Goddess of Sankara, Oh Chamundeswari , protect me.

 

3.Madhava sodari , Manjula bhashini, Maragatha valli  , Maam pahi,

Manthra swaroopini, Mangala  Dhayini, Madurai Meenakshi maam pahi.

 

Oh sister of Krishna,  Oh Goddess who talks sweetly , Of Emerald climber , protect me,

Oh Form of Manthras, Oh goddess  who grants auspiciousness , Oh Meenakshi of Madurai, protect me

 

4.Parvatha  vardhini, Parama Kalyani, Panchadasakshari, pahi maam,

Pankaja lochani, Papa  vimochani, Sri Bhuvaneswari maam pahi

 

Oh Goddess who grew up  in the mountain , Oh Greatly auspicious one, Oh Goddess  with fifty letters , Protect me

Oh Lotus eyed one, Oh savior from sins  , Oh Goddess of  the world, protect me

 

5 Kanchuka dharini, Gauri manohari , Karpaka valli pahi maam,

Kasi Visalakshi , Kamithe dhayini, Kanchi Kamakshi Maam pahi

 

Oh Goddess who wears a blouse, Oh white and pretty one, Oh wish giving climber  , protect me

Oh Visalakshi of Benares, Of fulfiller of desires  , Oh Kamakshi of Kanchi  protect me

 

6.Nathajana palini, Vimala manonmani, Neela niranjani Pahi maam,

Nithya kalyani, nirmala roopini, neelayathakshi  palaya maam

 

Oh protector of devotees, oh pure gem of the mind , oh blue  full moon, protect me

Oh Goddess who is ever auspicious  , Oh Goddess with pure  form  , Oh blue eyed one  protect me.

 

7.Dheena dhayapari, Dharma samvardhani, Tripura Sundari  Maam Pahi,

Hreemkara roopini,  easa manohari, Devi Bhavani Maam pahi

 

Oh Goddess merciful on those suffering  , protector of Dharma  , Most pretty of the three cities,  protect me

Oh Goddess whose form is Hreem  , Oh Goddesss who is the stealer of mind of God  , Oh Goddess Bhavani, protect me

 

8.Laya mana mohini, Lavanya sundari , Lalitha Maheswari, maam pahi,

Lakara roopini, lalithanga mohini, Raja rajeswari maam pahi

 

Oh  goddess who bewitches the mind by merging in to it, Oh elegant beauty, Oh Great Goddess Lalitha  , protect me,

Oh Goddess of the form of la, Oh pretty one who is joyful , Oh  goddess who is the queen of queens, protect me

 

Arala Kesi Maam Pahi

Oh Goddess with curly hair protect me.