[Prayer to Mother Goddess]
Translated by P. R. Ramachander
[I saw this prayer in tamil addressed to the mother goddess at: joyfulslokas.blogspot.com/2010/07/sri-ambal-thuthi.html. Its simplicity appealed to me a lot.]
1. Kanchi Kamakshi, Madurai Meenakshi, Kasi Visalakshi,
Karunambikaye tharunam ithuve, dayai purivayamma
Oh Kamakshi of Kanchi, Oh Meenakshi of Madurai, Oh Visalakshi of Kasi,
Oh mother of mercy, this is the time, show mercy on me.
2. Un arul endrum nilai per vendum, nee varuvayamma,
Pon, porul yellam vazhangida vendum, Vazhthiduvayamma,
Yen endru kettu pasi theerpay, yen annai nee amma,
Nin mugam kanden, yen mugam malaray malandhathum yen amma
Your grace should always be there, please come Oh, mother,
You have to give me gold and other wealth, please bless me,
You would ask me why and satisfy my hunger because you are my mother,
Why is it that my face blooms like a flower when I see your face?
3. Mangalam vazhangidum mahimayai kanden un thirukarathinile,
Engum varuvay, yen uyir neeye, yengal kula devi.
Sangadam theerpay pakkalai tharuven sanga thamizhinile,
Thangum pugazh thadayindri tharuvay thayakkamum yenamma.
I saw in your divine hands the greatness to shower auspiciousness,
Please come everywhere, for you are my soul, the goddess of my clan,
Please remove my sorrow, for I would give you poems in epic Tamil,
Please give me stable fame without stops, Why the hesitation mother.
4. Payirgalil ulla pasumayile kanden unnai Parameshwari unnaye,
Uyirgalil ulla unnarul unmai, Ulaga Maha Shakthi, saran unnai adainthen.
I saw you in the greenness of crops, Oh the greatest Goddess
Your grace in all living beings is truth,
Oh greatest power of the world, I surrender to you.