Sarada Pancharathna Sthuthi
Sarada Pancharathna Sthuthi
[Five Gem like prayer addressed to Goddess Sarada]
By HH Bharathi Theertha Maha Swami of Sringeri Peetam
Translated by P. R. Ramachander
[Jagatguru Bharathi Theertha Mahaswami is the present presiding pontiff of Sarada Peetam in Sringeri.)
Vidhya mudra, aksha malaa amrutha kalasa karaa, Koti Surya Prakasa,
Jayaa padmodbhavasya, prantha jana thathe sarvamishtam disanthi,
Indroupendradhi vandhyaa, tribhuvana janani vaksavithri saranyaa,
Seyam Sri Saradambham sakala sukha kari mangalaani pradadyath.
Shower on me auspiciousness, Oh Goddess, who makes all people happy, Oh mother Saradha,
Who holds in her hand knowledge, symbol of divinity, rosary and pot of nectar, who shines like billions of Suns,
Who is the wife of the lotus born, who fulfills all the wishes of people who pray to her,
Who is saluted by Indra, Upendra and devas, who is mother of three worlds, goddess of speech and one who protects.
1. Srimada Shankara desikendra rachitheThungaapagaa theerage,
Srungeryakhya pura sthithe, suvimale sanmouni samsevithe,
Peete thaam ravi koti deeptha sahithaam rajamanam shivaam,
Rajeevaaksha mukhaam, amararchitha padaam vandhe sadaa Saradaam.
I always salute Sarada, who has a face with lotus like eyes,
Whose feet are worshipped by Devas, who is in the town of Sringeri
On the banks of river Thunga established by Great Guru Shankara,
Who is very pure and is served by great sages on the Peeta
On which she rules with a luster of Billion suns.
2. Padaa namra janarthi nasa nipunaam, nadahanusandhayineem,
Vedantha prathipadhyamana vibhavam, vaadhadhi sakthi pradhaam,
Vidhyaa kalpa lathaam, Chathur mukha mukhomboja jatha suryayithaam,
Vidhya theertha guru uthamai raha raha samsevyamanaam Bhaje,
I sing about that goddess who is served always by the great Guru Vidhyatheertha,
Who is expert in destroying the sufferings of those who bow to her feet,
Who can be prayed using musical notes, who has the fame of being described in Vedantha,
Who confers the power of debate to us, who is the wish giving climber of knowledge,
And who is like the Sun God to the lotus like face of Lord Brahma .
3. Eeshath smera Mukhambujam, Kuchabhara namraam, trilokavanim,
Daithyavratha vinasini, kuchanjithapravrut payodhaam, shivaam,
Samsarnava magna dheena janatha santhapa sannasini,
Vandhe thaam shubadhham ananya saranaa swanthe sadaa saradaam.
I salute that auspicious Sarada, who does good to those who do not have protection,
Who has a gentle smile on her lotus like face, who is bent due to heavy breasts,
Who protects all the three worlds Who destroys very large number of Rakshasas,
Whose locks of hair are dark like the rain bearing clouds, who is peaceful,
And who destroys the sorrow of suffering people who are drowned in the ocean of domestic life.
4. Karunyamrutha vaari rasi manisaam Keyura haarair aavrutham,
Kamare sahajaam karabja vilasathkeeraam, Khuberarchithaam,
Kama Krodha mukhari varga samani, kaivalya sampath pradhaam,
Kanchod adbutha mana priyaam, hrudhi bhaje bhakthyaa sadaa Saradam.
I always worship with devotion that Sarada in my heart, who likes to wear wonderful girdles,
Who is always the ocean of the nectar of mercy, who wears crown and necklaces,
Who is the sister of Lord Shiva, Who holds a parrot in her hand, who is worshipped by Khubera,
Who pacifies the enemies of life such as passion and anger and grants the wealth of salvation.
5. Nithya anithyaviveka dhana nipunaam, sthuthyaam Mukundhadhibhi,
Yathyakara Sasanga mouli vinuthaam sathyarpitha swasravaam,
Nathyaa kevalameva thushta hrudayaam thyakthwaaanya devanaham,
Bhakthyaa may hrudayambhoja anavaratham vandhe sadaa Saradam.
I salute with devotion that Sarada who always decorates my lotus like heart leaving out other Gods,
Who is an expert in granting the wisdom in separating the stable and unstable things,
Who is worshipped by Gods like Lord Vishnu whose form is like the moon wearing a crown
Who is established in those who have dedicated to truth,
And is happy to be establishing herself in the heart of her devotees