In these Avarana kritis, both Venkata Kavi and Dikshitar show tremendous scholarship and familiarity with the intricacies of mantric-tantric rituals associated with the Srichakra pooja. Venkata Kavi prefers to reveal these early on in the piece while Dikshitar tends to do so in the latter part of his compositions.
rAgaM: shaN^karAbharaNam (29)
This composition is on the presiding Goddess of the third AvaraNa, which is called sarvAsamkShobhaNa cakra.
Dikshitar shows tremendous scholarship and familiarity with the intricacies of mantric-tantric rituals associated with the Srichakra pooja and tends to reveal these in the latter part of his compositions.
He hails the goddess thus – she who resides in the eight-petalled lotus; whose hands hold the bow and arrows; and who is the ocean of the ambrosia of mercy. She, Sri Kamalambika, bestows her merciful sidelong glance on me, and fills me with Satchidanandam, and endows me with the Brahmaswarupam.
tALam: mishra cApu
sarvajIvadayApari amba shaN^kara-
sarvadA sadA tvAmeva namAmi
sarva saMkShobhaNAShTadalapadma cakreshvari
gAnarUpatantrisamanvita vINAdhAriNi nArAyaNi
I always worship only you, Oh Mother, who is compassionate towards all beings. You have captured Shiva's heart and constantly recite the seed mantra of the blissful Shiva.
You are the Goddess of all mantras and tantras, residing in the eight-petalled lotus. You are the more hidden Yogini, who kills the world-threatening Bhandasura, and who enchants the eight Goddesses beginning with Anangakusuma.
Being of the form of self-luminous knowledge, you illuminate the outer material and the inner subtle worlds, moved by divine bliss. You enchant all, by exhibiting divine love. You grant aspirants the eight accomplishments such as Anima etc. You are of the form of all yantras, and you preside over name and form in the universe. The sister of Narayana, you hold a Vina, with strings that represent the art of music.