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Tripura Sundari Aparadha Kshamapana sthava

(The prayer requesting pardon for mistakes from Tripurasundari)

 

Translated by

 

P.R.Ramachander

 

Kunja manohara pada chalan Mani noopura hamsa virajithe,

Kanji bhavadhi surougha  parishtutha loka visruthwara  vaibhave,

Manjula vag maya  nirjitha keera kale  achala rajasya kannighe,

Palaya  Hey Lalitha parameshwari, Mam aparadhinam ambike.                       1

 

Oh mother I have committed mistakes, so look after me Oh Lalitha Parameshwari,

Who with her pretty feet walks like a swan,

With her gem studded anklets making jingling sound,

Who has the fame of creating the world and being praised by Brahma and other devas,

Who is filled with pretty voice like that of a parrot and is the daughter of the mountain.

 

Enadharojjwala phala thatollasadaina madhanga samanwithe,

Sona paraga  vichithra kandhuka Sundara susthana shobhithe,

Neela payodhara  kala sukundala  nirjitha  brunga kadambike,

Palaya  Hey Lalitha parameshwari, Mam aparadhinam ambike.                       2

 

Oh mother I have committed mistakes, so look after me Oh Lalitha Parameshwari,

Who has put a thilaka of musk in her crescent like forehead,

Who shines with saffron decorating her  pretty breasts,

And who wins in beauty , the group of bees by her rich blue hair.

 

Eethi vinasini , Bheethi nivarini , dhanava hanthre , dhayapare,

Seetha karangitha rathna vibhooshitha hma kireeta samanwithe,

Dheeptha tharayudha bhanda Mahasura  garva nihanthri purambike,

Palaya  Hey Lalitha parameshwari, Mam aparadhinam ambike.                       3

 

Oh mother I have committed mistakes, so look after me Oh Lalitha Parameshwari,

Who avoids heavy rain and absence of  rain  and  removes fear ,

Who killed asuras, who is merciful

Who wears a crown  full of gems and ornamented by the crescent,

And who destroyed the pride of Bhandasura who came with shining weapons.

 

Labdha varena  jagathraya mohana  daksha lathantha  maheshunaa,

Labdha manohara  sala  nishanna sudeha  bhoovapari poojithe,

Langitha sasana  dhanava nasana  daksha mahayudha rajithe,

Palaya  Hey Lalitha parameshwari, Mam aparadhinam ambike.                       4

 

Oh mother I have committed mistakes, so look after me Oh Lalitha Parameshwari,

Who was served by the God of love capable of making the three worlds as his slave,

Who was worshipped by the same God of love ,when he got back his body,

After it was burnt by the anger of Lord Shiva

And who was armed  with great divine weapons

Which she  used  to kill the disobedient asuras.

 

Hreem pada bhooshiha  Pancha dasakshara  Shodasa varna sudevathe,

Hreemathi haadhi  maha manu mandhira rathna vinirmitha dheepike,

Hastha varanana darsitha  yudha  samadhara sahasa sathoshithe,

Palaya  Hey Lalitha parameshwari, Mam aparadhinam ambike.                       5

 

Oh mother I have committed mistakes, so look after me Oh Lalitha Parameshwari,

Who is the goddess of fifteen and sixteen letter mantras shining with the sound “Hreem”

Who is the major light of the house of great mantra starting with haa and Hreem,

And who became pleased with the valour shown by Ganesa in war.

 

Hastha lasannava pushpa sareshu sarasana pasa mahanguse,

Haryaja shambhu Maheswara  pada chathushtaya  manja nivasini,

Hasa padartha  maheswari, Yogi samooha  samadrutha vaibhave,

Palaya  Hey Lalitha parameshwari, Mam aparadhinam ambike.                       6

 

Oh mother I have committed mistakes, so look after me Oh Lalitha Parameshwari,

Who holds flower , arrow , sugarcane , bow, rope and goad in her hands,

Who sits in the cot whose four lega are Vishnu, Brahma, Shiva and Maheswara,

Who is the great goddess indicated by the word “Hamasa” ,

And who is well known as  the one who is worshipped by group of sages.

 

Sarva jagath karana vana naasana karthri, kapalee Manohare,

Swacha mrunala maraala thushara samna suhara vibhooshithe,

Sajjana chitha viharini, sankari , Durjana nasa thathpare,

Palaya  Hey Lalitha parameshwari, Mam aparadhinam ambike.                       7

 

Oh mother I have committed mistakes, so look after me Oh Lalitha Parameshwari,

Who does the job of creation , sustenance and destruction of all the worlds,

Who steals the mind of Lord Shiva and wears the garland of white gems,

Which are equivalent to white lotuses , swan and the white snow,

Who plays in the heart of good people and is the  wife of Shiva

And who is interested in killing bad ones.

 

Kancha dalakshi , niranjani, kunjara gamini, manjula bhashithe,

Kunkuma vilepanashobhitha deha lathe, tripureswari,

Divya mathanga sutha drutha rajya bhare, karuna rasa varidhe,

Palaya  Hey Lalitha parameshwari, Mam aparadhinam ambike.                       8

 

Oh mother I have committed mistakes, so look after me Oh Lalitha Parameshwari,

Whose  eyes are like lotus leaves, who is without stains and  walks like an elephant

Who talks in a sweet voice, with her body shining  because of applied saffron.

Who is goddess of three worlds and  looks after the world,

As the daughter of sage Mathanga and who is the ocean  spring of  mercy.

 

Hallka champaka  pankaja kethaka pushpa suganditha kunthale,

Hataka bhoodhara  srunga  vinirmitha  Sundara mandira vasini,

Hastha mukhamba  varaha  mukhee drutha sainya vare , giri kanyake,

Palaya  Hey Lalitha parameshwari, Mam aparadhinam ambike.                       9

 

Oh mother I have committed mistakes, so look after me Oh Lalitha Parameshwari,

Who has hair with the smell of flowers like Champa, Jasmine and lotus,

Who lives in a pretty house made on the peak  of Meru mountain,

Who is the mother of Ganesa , Who has army lead by Varahi

And is the daughter of  the Himalaya mountain.

 

Lakshmana  sodhara saadhara poojitha pada yuge, varade , shive,

Loha mayadhi  bahunnatha  sala nishannabudheswara samvruthe,

Lola madaalasa lochana nirjitha  neela Saroja sumallike,

Palaya  Hey Lalitha parameshwari, Mam aparadhinam ambike.                       10

 

Oh mother I have committed mistakes, so look after me Oh Lalitha Parameshwari,

Whose feet are worshipped with devotion by Rama, the brother of Lakshmana,

Who blesses,  is the consort of Shiva and is surrounded on all sides ,

By devas who have become ores  and trees which are of great stature,

And who by her saucy and pretty looks wins over the garland of blue lotus.

 

Hreem idhi mantra maha japa susthira sadhaka manasa hamsike,

Hrepitha  seethe karanana  shobhini Hemalathe  va subhasware,

Harddha thamo guna nasini , pasa vimochini , moksha sukha pradhe,

Palaya  Hey Lalitha parameshwari, Mam aparadhinam ambike.                       11

 

Oh mother I have committed mistakes, so look after me Oh Lalitha Parameshwari,

Who is the swan playing in the minds of those who chant “Hreem” with concentration,

Who won the moon by the luster of her face  and is a greatly shining golden climber,

Who is the one who destroys bad characteristics,

And who frees one from ties and  is the one granting salvation.

 

Sachidha bhedha sukhaamrutha varshini,, Ththwamaseethi sadadhruthe,

Sad guna shalini , sadu samarchitha  pada yuge, para shambhavi,

Sarva jagat  paripalana  dekkshithabahu latha yuga shobhithe,

Palaya  Hey Lalitha parameshwari, Mam aparadhinam ambike.                       12

 

Oh mother I have committed mistakes, so look after me Oh Lalitha Parameshwari,

Who showers the nectar of everlasting joy which is the ultimate truth,

Who is being worshipped by the Vedic saying “You are that”,

Who is good , with her feet worshipped by sages and is divine consort of Shambhu,

Who has always been  interested in looking after the whole world,

And who shines with her creeper like pair of arms.

Kambu gale  vara kundharadhe rasa ranjitha pada saroruhe,

Kama Maheswara Kamini, Kokila komala bhashini, Bhairavi,

Chinthitha  sarva manoradha poorana kalpa lkathe, Karunarnave,

Palaya  Hey Lalitha parameshwari, Mam aparadhinam ambike.                       13

 

Oh mother I have committed mistakes, so look after me Oh Lalitha Parameshwari,

Who has a neck similar to Conch and teeth similar to jasmine buds,

Who has pair of lotus like feet decorated by the juice of lac,

Who  is the wife of  Maheswara  and  is the goddess of love,

Who talks like the nightingale, is Bhairavi and  is the treasure of mercy,

And who is the divine creeper fulfilling all wishes of devotees.

 

Lasthaka shobhi karojjwala kankanakanthi sudheepitha ding mukhe,

Sastha thara  tridasalaya  karya  samadhrutha divya thanujjwake,

Kascha thuro  bhuvi devi puresi  bHavani thavasthavane bhaveth,

Palaya  Hey Lalitha parameshwari, Mam aparadhinam ambike.                       14

 

Oh mother I have committed mistakes, so look after me Oh Lalitha Parameshwari,

Who makes all the directions shine by the bangles worn on her lotus like hands,

Which themselves shine because they held the middle part of the bow,

Who is lustrous  due to the divine form that she took to help the devas,

Oh Tripurasundari, who is  the one who is capable of praising you, Oh mother Bhavani

 

Hreem pada lanchitha  manthra  payonidhi  mandhana Jatha paramruthe,

Havya vahaanilabhoo  yajamna kagendu divakara roopini,

Haryaja  rudhra maheswara  samsthutha  vaibhava shalini sidhidhe,

Palaya  Hey Lalitha parameshwari, Mam aparadhinam ambike.                       15

 

Oh mother I have committed mistakes, so look after me Oh Lalitha Parameshwari,

Who is the divine nectar realized by churning the ocean of milk with the mantra “hreem”,

Who has the form of fire, air, earth , water sky , moon and sun

As well as the one who conducts the sacrifice,

Who has the wonderful power which makes Brahma, Rudra and Maheswara praise her,

And who is the one who gives occult powers and salvation to her devotee.

 

Sripura vasini, hasthala sadhwara  chamara vakkamalanuthe,

Sri Guha  Poorva bhavarjjitha  punya phale , bhava matha vilasini,

Sri vasini  vimaladhi  sadaa natha pada  chalan mani noopure,

Palaya  Hey Lalitha parameshwari, Mam aparadhinam ambike.                       16

 

Oh mother I have committed mistakes, so look after me Oh Lalitha Parameshwari,

Who lives in Tripura and is fanned on both sides by Lakshmi and Saraswathi.

Who is the result of good deeds done by Lord Subrahmanya in his previous births,

Who is dear to Lord Shiva  and who is accompanied by the jingling sound

Made by her anklets worn on her feet , which worshipped by all devas,