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6th Avarana kritis - sarva rakshakara chakram

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Mahishasuramardhini - painting by Keshav
Mahishasuramardhini - painting by Keshav

The Goddess of the Sarvarakshakara chakram, which consists of ten triangles, is of the nature of eternal bliss, consciousness and auspiciousness

Song 1

kamalAmbikAyAH tava

muttusvAmi dIkShitar

rAgaM: punnAgavarALi (8)

tALaM: rUpakam

pallavi

kamalAmbikAyAstava bhakto.ahaM

shaN^karyAH shrIkaryAH saN^gItarasikAyAH shrI

anupallavi

sumasharekShukodaNDapAshAN^kushapANyAH

atimadhurataravANyAH sharvANyAH kalyANyAH

ramaNIyapunnAgavarALivijitaveNyAH shrI

caraNam

dashakalAtmakavahnisvarUpaprakAshAntardashAra-

sarvarakShAkaracakreshvaryAH tridashAdinuta-

kacavargadvayamayasarvaj~nAdidashashaktisameta-

mAlinIcakreshvaryAH tridashaviMshadvarNa-

garbhiNIkuNDalinyAH dashamudrAsamArAdhitakauLinyA:

dasharathAdinutaguruguhajanakashivabodhinyAH

dashakaraNav.rttimarIcinigarbhayoginyAH shrI

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

Free translation:

Sri Kamalambika, I am a devotee unto Thee, who art the giver of prosperity, who creates all riches, who loves music, who holds the flower, arrow, sugar-cane rope, whose voice is sweeter than Rati's who art the consort of Paramashiva, whose hair is blacker than the noble beetles of the Punnaga trees, who art commander of the Sarvarakshakara chakra who art commander of the chakra known as Malini who has taken the form of the Kundalini Shakti who art the Kaulini Devi worshipped with the ten Mudras who art the preceptor of bliss and truth to Paramashiva, the father of Guruguha; who has taken the form of Yogini Shakti who holds in herself hearing and all activities of the ten Indriyas, and who art possessed of Yoga Shakti.

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Song 2

sadAnandamayi cinmayi

UttukkADu veN^kaTasubbayyar

rAgam: hindoLam

tALam: khaNDa maTyam

pallavi

sadAnandamayi cinmayi sadAshivamayi

dashatrikoNayutasarvarakShAkaracakreshvari

anupallavi

sudhAsAgarabindumadhyanilaye nikhilakalAlaye

dvaitanivAraNAdvaitAlaye kA~ncIpurAlaye

madhyamakAla sAhityam

sanAtanaj~nAnashaktipradAyini sukhadAyini

parameshah.rdayanivAsini tripuravAsini suvAsini

caraNam

pa~ncakoshAntargataprANanilayaprakAshini

nigarbhayogini tripuramAlini guNashAlini

prapa~ncashubhada sarvamahAN^kushAmudrArUpiNi

madhyamakAla sAhityam

ku~njaramukhaguhajanani navanIrajanayani nIraja-

nikarashekarara~njani ma~njuLavacananira~njani

Free translation:

The Goddess of the Sarvarakshakara cakra, which consists of ten triangles, is of the nature of eternal bliss, consciousness and auspiciousness.

Residing well in the three cities, in the midst of the ocean of nectar, she is the abode of all the arts. Her temple is in Kanchipuram, and she lives in the heart of Parameshwara. She grants the power of infinite knowledge, and is the non-dual reality that removes all differences.

She enlivens the life-breath (prANa) which has entered the five sheaths. [1] She is the inner Yogini, called Tripuramalini. She is endowed with auspicious attributes, and bears the goad that ensures worldly welfare. She is the mother of the elephant-faced Ganesha and Guha. Her eyes are like the lotus in bloom. She delights Siva with her soft speech.

Notes:

pa~nchakosha - The reference is to the five sheaths mentioned in the Taittiriya Upanishad. These constitute the physical, subtle and causal bodies of the individual, and are enumerated as: annamaya (consisting of food), prANamaya (consisting of breath), manomaya (consisting of mind), vij~nAnamaya (consisting of knowledge) and Anandamaya (consisting of bliss).

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