Shyama Shastri

Shyama Shastri
Akhilandeswari Duru Suga
Devi Meena Nethri
Devi Needu Pada Sarasamule
Himadri Suthe
Meenalochana Brova Yochana
Paramugam Yen Amma

Akhilandeswari Duru Suga
By Shyama Shastri
Translated by P. R. Ramachander

Raga: Karnatka kapi
Thala: Aadhi

Pallavi

Akhilansdeswari duru suga brovumu

Anupallavi

Nikhila thapa harini, bhuvilona ninnu michina,
Aru evaru unnaramma

Charanam

1. Manikya maya mayunna mandira madhya vasini, aliveni,
Shri Shambu nathanu ni Rani, vara miyyave girvani mayamma.

2. Amboruha sambhava hari shankara akhila muneendra poojitha, athi,
Gambheera deena rakshani khada, moralanu vina leda?

3. Oh Amba ninnu nammina na pai intha paramuga mela, vinu,
Shyama Krishna nutha chintha dirchi samrajyam ivvave vegame.

English Translation

Pallavi

Oh Goddess of all world,
Save me pretty fast

Anupallavi

Oh destroyer of all pains, in this world,
Is there any one greater than you?

Charanam

1. Oh Goddess who lives in the temple built of Manikhya,
Oh Goddess with tresses like a bee, Oh queen of Lord Shiva,
Please give me boons, Oh Goddess who is Divine, Oh my Mother.

2. Are you not the one who is worshipped by Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva?
The one who is remarkable and the one who protects the oppressed.
Did you not hear my repeated requests?

3. Oh mother, why this indifference towards me who has believed you,
Oh Goddess praised by Shyama Krishna, leave out the thoughts and grant me salvation.


Devi Meena Nethri
By Shyama Sashtri
Translated by P. R. Ramachander

Raga: Shankarabharanam
Thala: Aadhi

Pallavi

Devi Meena Nethri brova rave
Daya cheyyave brova ravamma,

Anupallavi

Sevinchevari kellanu chinthamaniyaye ra

Charanam

1. Bala neeve gathiyani nine chala nammina na pai,
Parakela daya cheyya neekidi mela,
Divyamba kaladivarini sad guna sheela kiravani,
Devi neeya niradaveni tRiloka janani devi,
Maheswari Bhavani.

2. Amba mukha nirajita shata dara bimba,
Rakshitha devatha tavamma natanija sutha guha,
Herambamba, Shyamalamba, Bimbadhari,
Gauri.kadamba vihari, amba kambu kanthi hima shaila,
Vruksha palika devi Balambika Amba.

3. Vani rema vanditha rudrani ni sathevaru,
Kalyani Shyama Krishna nutha keiravani,
Veena vinodhini Sri Chakra kona nivasini,
Girvana vandhitha padaravinda Shiva,
Devi Kathyayani Amba

English Translation

Pallavi

Goddess with fish like eyes,
Come to protect me, please come,
To protect me

Anupallavi

Come as a wish giving jewel to all who serve you.

Charanam

1. On me who has completely believed you, who is the Bala as my only help,
Is it difficult for you to shower your mercy on me,
Oh divine mother, the total embodiment of all virtues,
Oh goddess with cloud like tresses, Oh goddess who is the mother of three worlds,
Oh the greatest goddess, Oh Bhavani.

2. Oh mother whose prettiness is hundred times more than the moon,
Oh mother who protects the devas, who is worshipped by Ganesha and Subrahmanya,
Oh mother of Ganesha, Oh dark coloured mother, Oh red lipped Goddess
Oh white coloured Goddess who roams in the garden of Kadamba trees,
Oh Goddess whose neck outshines the conch, Oh protector of trees of Himalayas,
Oh mother and Oh Mother Bala.

3. Goddess worshipped by Lakshmi and Saraswathi, the consort of Rudra,
The do-gooder, the goddess worshipped by the black colored Krishna,
She who enjoys Veena, She who lives in the angles of Sri Chakra
She whose lotus like feet is worshipped by devas, the consort of Shiva,
The daughter of sage Kathyayana and the mother.


Devi Needu Pada Sarasamule
By Shyama Sasthri
Translated by P. R. Ramachander

Ragam: Khambhoji
Tala: Aadi

Pallavi

Devi needu pada sarasamule
Dikku vere gathi yevaramma na

Anupallavi

Sri velayu madhura nelakonna,
Chidrupi sri Meenakshamma

Charanam

1. Anatha Rakshaki anethi birudu nee kandi kadha,
Loka nayaki dharalo Krupa nidhi,
Neekanna rvaramma Mayamma,
Kannakku latalam vitrina pai,
Kadakshi nchave vegame,
Chinna vedanalu nulu dirchi,
Nannu rakshinchuthakki idhi samayamamma.

2. Kadamba kanana Mayuri,
Neeve Kada amba shankari,
Chanda dhanava mada kanditha mrudani,
Shuka pani, Kalyani Sada,
Nee dhyanamu seyyuvariki,
Samrajyamu chidananda rupudayunna,
Sri sada shivuni rani madhura vani.

3. Uma rema Shyama Krishna nutha,
Giri Kumari nee samanamevaru,
Brova baramma jagat sakshi,
Meenakshi thamasamu chesidhe,
Neekidhi nyayama inta jagalene,
Vemaruni pada Darshanamu labhinchi,
Nee ma talu vinnaga vachittanamma.

English Translation

Pallavi

Goddess, Except for your lotus feet,
What else is there for me to depend.

Anupallavi

Oh God Meenakshi who has a divine form,
Who delights the rich city of Madurai.

Charanam

1. Are you no known as the protector of the helpless?
Oh chief of the world, Oh treasure of mercy,
Better than you no one is there, my mother.
Oh Goddess who enjoys chewing betel leaf,
Please see me with side long glances quickly,
And remove all my problems even if small,
And this is the time to protect me mother.

2. Oh peacock like goddess who is in the forest of Kadamba trees,
Are you not my mother, the consort of Lord Shiva,
Are you not the earthy one who killed Rakshasa called Chanda,
Oh Goddess who holds a parrot, Oh Goddess who does only good always,
To those who meditate on you, you give them salvation,
Oh queen of the divine Sada Shiva, Oh goddess who has pleasant voice.

3. Oh Uma, Oh Rema who is prayed upon by the black Krishna,
Oh witness of the world, please come to save me,
Oh Meenakshi if you delay it very much,
Does it appear just to you? Why this drama?
I have been blessed with the sight of your feet,
And I have come to hear your words.


Himadri Suthe
By Shyama Shasthri
Translated by P. R. Ramachander

Ragam: Kalyani
Talam: RoopakAM

Pallavi

Himadri suthe pahii maam,
Varade, Para devathe.

Anupallavi

Sumeru Madhya vasini (Amba),
Sri Kamakshi

Charanam

1. Hema gathri, pankaja nethri,
Matangathmaje, sraoja bhava hareesa,
Sura muneendra nuthe.

2. Ambujari nibha vadane,
Harobhamana gale,
Bhaktha kalpa lathe.

3. Shyama Krishna sodhari gowri,
Parameshwari girijaa,
Aala neela veni, keera vaani, Sri lalithe.

English Translation

Pallavi

Oh daughter of the icy mountain, protect me,
Oh Goddess who blesses, Oh divine goddess

Anupallavi

Oh mother who lives in the middle of Meru mountain,
Oh goddess with fish like eyes

Charanam

1. Oh Goddess with golden body and with lotus eyes,
Oh daughter of sage Mathanga and one who is praised by
Brahma, Vishnu, Indra, devas and great sages,

2. Oh goddess with the face of the enemy of lotus (moon),
Oh Goddess who neck is adorned by pearls and gems,
And who is a wish giving tree to her devotees.

3. Oh White goddess who is the sister of the black Krishna,
Oh daughter of the mountain who is the greatest goddess,
Oh goddess with blue flowing hair, Oh goddess with sweet words, Oh Lalithe.


Meenalochana Brova Yochana
By Shyama Shastri
Translated by P. R. Ramachander

Raga: Dhanyasi
Thala: MIshra Chapu

Pallavi

Meenalochana brova yochana
deenajanavana Amba Brova

Anupallavi

Gana vinodhini samanamu
jagana gana namma devi

Charanam

1. Kannatalli kada na vinnappamu vinavamma,
Pannaga bhooshananiki Rani,
Ninnu vina ilalo dara Verevru unnaramma,
Bangaru bomma

2. Indu mukhi neevu varamulosagi,
Na mundu vachi daya sayayamma,
Kunda mukundaradhana himagiri Kumari,
Kaumari Parameshwari.

3. Samaja gamana neevu thamasamannu cheyyakka,
Shyama Krishna Sodari rave,
Kama palini, bhavani,
Chandra Kala Dharini, nirada veni.

English Translation

Pallavi

Protect me Meenakshi,
And why this hesitation, Oh mother,
To protect this oppressed one.

Anupallavi

Goddess who enjoys music who has no equals in this world,
In music oh our Goddess.

Charanam

1. Are you not my mother, please hear my requests,
Oh queen of the God who decorates himself with snakes,
In this world who else is there, golden idol.

2. Moon faced one, grant me boons,
After appearing before me and
Show mercy on me,
Goddess With jasmine like teeth,
Who is the daughter of Himalayas,
Who is forever a lass and the greatest Goddess.

3. Your gait is like an elephant,
Please do not make delay
And come Oh sister of black Krishna,
Who wears the crescent on her cloud like tresses.


Paramugam Yen Amma
By Shyama Sasthry
Translated by P. R. Ramachander

Raga: Kalyani
Thala: Triputa

Pallavi

Paramugam yen amma, parvathi Amma

Anupallavi

Parathpari, parama pavani, Bhavani, Amba,
Paril naan unnaye naminen

Charanam

1. Akhilamengum nirainda jyothiye, Ambikaye,
Annaye, ini naamn talen ena chonnen

2. Unadu padam indri vere thunai yundo,
Undan mana mirangavum naan chollavo

3. Shyama Krishna Sodari, krupakari,
Charanam endru chonnen thaye.

English Translation

Pallavi

Why this indifference mother, Mother Parvathi?

Anupallavi

Oh Goddess divine, Oh Goddess who cleans every one,
Oh Goddess Bhavani, Oh Mother,
In this world, I only believed you.

Charanam

1. Oh light which has filled the entire world,
Oh mother Goddess, Oh mother,
I told that I can't take it anymore.

2. Is there any other help other than your feet,
Shall I tell to make your mind melt

3. Oh sister of Shyama Krishna, Oh Goddess who is merciful,
I told you that I surrender to you.


Saroja Dala Nethri
By Shyama Shastri
Translated by P. R. Ramachander

Ragam: Shankarabharanam
Tala: Aadi

Pallavi

Saroja dala nethri, hima giri puthri,
Nee padambhujale sada nammine namma,
Shubamimma, Meenakshamma

Anupallavi

Paraka cheyyakka varadayaki nuvale,
Daivamu lokamulo galadha,
Purani, Shuka pani, Madhu kara veni,
Sadha shivani rani

Charanam

1. Kori vachina varikelanu korike losage birudu kada,
Athi bharamu nannu brova thalli
Krupalavala thalamjalane

2. Indumukhi Karuninchamani ninnu nentho,
Vedukontini nayandhu jagelanamma,
Mariyada kadu dayavathi nivu.

3. Sama gana vinodhini guna dhama,
Shyama Krishnanutha sukha Shyamala devi,
Neeve gathi, rati kama kamyadha kavave nannu.

English Translation

Pallavi

Goddess with eyes like lotus petals,
Goddess who is daughter of Himalayas,
I always depended on your lotus like feet,
Give me all that is good, mother Meenakshi.

Anupallavi

Do not be indifferent, oh giver of boons,
You are the only goddess of earth,
The ancient one, the one who holds a parrot,
She whose hair locks is like bees,
And the Goddess who is queen to Sada Shiva.
Charanam

1. Are you not famous for fulfilling the wishes of those,
Who come to you with wants, is it a burden for you mother,
Who is renowned for mercy? I am not able to bear the delay.

2. Oh Goddess with moon like face, I have several times requested you,
To show pity on me and you mother are hesitating to do it,
And this is not respectful as you are a merciful one.

3. She who enjoys singing of Sama Veda,
She who is the piled up hill of all virtues,
She who is worshipped by black Krishna,
Oh pleasant black coloured Goddess,
The Goddess who is liked by Rathi and Manmatha,
You are my only hope, please protect me.

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