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                         Sri Venkatesa Mangala Stotram

 

                                                          Translated by

                                                     P.R.Ramachander

                                                

(Mangala stotras are normally recited at the end of reciting several stotras or the end of singing several songs or at the end of an auspicious function. The devotee wishes auspiciousness to the Lord.  Mangalam may also mean “good wishes”, or “wishes for a happy ending”.

    This Mangala stotra is about Lord Venkatesa of Thirupathi. He is also known as Balaji in the north, Ezhu Malayan (lord of seven mountains in Tamil Nadu.).This temple one of holiest temples of Vishnu in South India, attracts millions of devotees. ”Thirupathi” means holy city.)

 

Sriya kanthaya devaya ,

Kalyana nidhaye arthinaam,.

Sri Venkata nivasaya,

Srinivasaya mangalam          1

 

Mangalam to that abode of Lakshmi ,

Who lives in Sri Venkata*,

Who is the consort of Lakshmi

And who is the treasure to those who ask.

                 * Venkatachala is the last of the seven mountains on which the lord lives.

 

Lakshmisa vibhramaloka

Sad ma vibhrama chakshshe,

Chakshushe sarva lokanam,

Venkatesaya mangalam.  2

 

Mangalam to the lord of Venkata,

Who is the eye of the world,

Who is the world watched with anxiety by Lakshmi,

And who has eyes that move by her seeing.

 

Sri Venkatadri  srungaya,

Mangala baranangraye,

Mangalaanaam nivasaya,

Venkatesaya mangalam.  3

 

Mangalam to the lord of Venkata,

Who is the store house of all that is good,

Who lives in the peak of Mount Venkata,

And who has the feet that does good to every one.

 

Sarva avayava soundarya,

Sampada sarva chethasaam,

Sada samohanayasthu,

Venkatesaya mangalam.  4

 

Mangalam to the lord of Venkata,

Who is always attractive,

Whose every limb is pretty,

And who has earned all powers.

 

Nithyaya niravadhyaya,

Sathyananda chidathmane,

Sarva antharathmane,

Srimad Venkatesaya mangalam.  5

 

 

Mangalam to the lord of Venkata,

Who exists inside every one,

Who is  perennial and varied,

And who is the holy self with true happiness.

 

Swatha sarva vidhe,

Sarva shakthaye, sarva seshine,

Sulabhaya susheelaya,

Venkatesaya mangalam.  6

 

Mangalam to the lord of Venkata,

Who is easy to get and of good nature,

Who by himself knows everything,

And who is all powerful  and that which remains.

 

Parasmai brahmane,

Poorna kaamaya paramathmane,

Prapanna para thathwaaya,

Venkatesaya mangalam.  7

 

Mangalam to the lord of Venkata,

Who is the real and ultimate truth,

Who is the form of Brahman,

Who is the ultimate who has fulfilled all his own  wishes.

 

Omkara  tathwa manthrantha,

Mathmanamanu pasyathaam,

Athrupthamrutha roopaya,

Venkatesaya mangalam.  8

 

Mangalam to the lord of Venkata,

Who has the form of salvation to those not satisfied,

Who is the ultimate meaning of the chant of “Om”,

To those who realize the form of  the soul.

 

Praya swcharanou pumsam,

Saranathwena panina,

Krupaya darsayithe,

Venkatesaya mangalam.  9

 

Mangalam to the lord of Venkata,

Who points out by his own hand , his own feet,

As  the source of salvation.

 

 

Dayamrutha tharanginya,

Stharangai athi seethlai,

Apangai sinchathe  viswam,

Venkatesaya mangalam.  10

 

Mangalam to the lord of Venkata,

Who waters the whole world,

By the very cold waves,

Of the river of nectar ,

Which is  his mercy.

 

Srag bhooshambara hetheenaam,

Sushamavaha moorthaye,

Sarvarthi samanayasthu,

Venkatesaya mangalam.  11

 

Mangalam to the lord of Venkata,

Who destroys all sorrows and pains,

And whose body carries the glitter,

Of the ornaments and cloths that he wears.

 

Sri Vaikunta virakthaya,

Swami pushkaranee thate,

Remaaya rama maanaya,

Venkatesaya mangalam.  12

 

Mangalam to the lord of Venkata,

Who lives playing with his consort,

In the shores of Swami Pushkarani*,

After getting bored of Vaikunta.

* Swami Pushkarani is the temple tank attached to the Thirupathi temple.

 

Srimath Sundara jamathru,

Muni manasa vaasine,

Sarva loka nivasaya,

Srinivasaya mangalam.  13

 

Mangalam to that abode of Lakshmi,

Who lives all over the world,

And who lives in the mind of the sage,

Who is the son in law of Sundara*.

                    * The father of Padmavathi-his consort.

 

Nama sri venkatesaya ,

Shudha jnana swaroopine,

Vasudevavaya shanthaya,

Srinivasaya Mangalam.   14

 

Mangalam to that abode of Lakshmi,

Who is peaceful and son of Vasudeva,

Who is personification of pure knowledge,

And salutations to the Lord of Venkata.

 

Mangalasamsana parair

madacharya purogamai,

Sarvaischa poorvair acharyair,

Samsthuthayasthu Mangalam.     15

 

Mangalam to that Good,

Who was the object of prayer,

Of my teacher  and all teachers,

Who came before him.