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1st Avarana kritis - trailokya mohana chakram

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Lakshmi with verses from the Sri Suktam in the background - Painting by Keshav
Lakshmi with verses from the Sri Suktam in the background - Painting by Keshav

Venkata Kavi has addressed his compositions to Goddess Kamakshi of Kanchi while Dikshitar, to Goddess Kamalamba of Tiruvarur. Tiruvarur was the birthplace of Dikshitar and he highlighted the presiding deity of his hometown. Kamakshi of Kanchi, on the other hand, is of direct significance to followers of Srichakra pooja.

Song 1

santataM ahaM seve

UttukkADu veN^kaTasubbayyar

rAgam: desakshi (28)

tALam: Adi

pallavi

santataM ahaM seve shrI

trailokyamohanacakranilaye

madhyamakAla sahityam

sarvasiddhisamUhasevite

sakalAgamanute lokabhAvite

anupallavi

cintAmaNishrIpuramadhye

uttuN^gashobhitavedike

binducakranilaye karuNAlaye

madhyamakAla sahityam

brahmAdipramukhasaMmAnita-

mahanIyamarakatamAlike

caraNam

brAhmImAheshvaryAdyaShTa-

devIsamUhakhelita prathama-

prAkAre vedasAre

saMkShobhiNIvidrAviNyAdi-

dashamudrAgaNasannute

ramyatripurAdicakreshvari

rAjarAjeshvari shivakAmeshvari

madhyamakAla sahityam

lambamAna shadayAShTikAratna-

mAlini prakaTayogini

Note: This composition is on the presiding Goddess of the first AvaraNa, which is called trailokyamohana cakra.

Free translation:

I always worship you, Oh Goddess who resides in the trailokyamohana cakra, worshipped by the sarvasiddhi deities, praised in all the scriptures, and worshipped in the world.

She is seated on a resplendent raised altar in the Sripura, which is like the wish-fulfilling gem. She resides in the bindu cakra, is the abode of compassion, and is praised by the gods headed by Brahma. She is adorned with a necklace of excellent emeralds. She sports with the eight Goddesses beginning with Brahmi and Maheshvari, in the first enclosure. The Goddess of the Tripura cakra and Empress of the world, she is the essence of the Vedas. The beloved of Shiva, she is worshipped by the deities headed by Samkshobhini and Vidravini, and is adorned with a long necklace studded with eight gems. The manifest Yogini, her glory is proclaimed by all the Vedas.

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Song 2

kamalAmbA saMrakShatu mAm

muttusvAmi dIkShitar

rAgaM: Anandabhairavi (20)

tALaM: tishra tripuTa

pallavi

kamalAmbA saMrakShatu mAM

h.rtkamalAnagaranivAsinI amba

anupallavi

sumanasArAdhitAbjamukhI

sundaramanaHpriyakarasakhI

kamalajAnandabodhasukhI

kAntAtArapa~njarashukI

caraNam

tripurAdicakreshvarI aNimAdisiddhIshvarI

nityakAmeshvarI kShitipuratrailokyamohanacakravartinI

prakaTayoginI suraripumahiShAsurAdimardinI

nigamapurANAdisaMvedinI

tripureshI guruguhajananI tripurabha~njanara~njanI

madhuripusahodarI talodarI tripurasundarI maheshvarI

Free translation:

Muttuswami Dikshitar serenades the mother as the empress who enchants the three worlds, whom Vedas, puranas and the like labour to reveal, who is more ancient than the Trinity, who is master of manas, buddhi and chittam, mistress of Triangle, who is the cause of all happiness, wisdom and bliss, who is supremely beautiful. Who is the mother, of Guruguha — Subrahmanya.

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Courtesy: www.carnatica.net

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