Sri lalitha navarathna malai

 

(The garland of nine gems to Lalitha)

By

 

Sri Guru Haridas Giri Swamigal

 

Translated

By

P.R.Ramachander

 

(This is a very moving prayer to Goddess Lalitha.It is divided in to nine sections and each sections gets its name from one of the nine precious gems. Though in some of the stanzas , the name of the gem occurs, in others , the name of the gem is not used as its name but is split in to two and while singing, you will hear the name of the gem.

My Malaysian Tamil friend Sri Thanigasalam sent me a CD consisting of the explanation of this prayer by Sri Hari Das Giri himself a few days back. Hearing it made me want to translate it. I do not know whether I have done a good job. If you find some mistakes, please write to me.)

 

Gyana ganesha saranam saranam Gyana skandha saranam saranam Gyana sathguru saranam saranam Gyanaanandaa saranam saranam

 

I surrender, surrender to you Ganesa with divine wisdom,

I surrender, surrender to you Subrahmanya with divine wisdom,

I surrender, surrender to you holy guru with divine wisdom,

I surrender, surrender to Gyanananda.
Kaappu

(Protection)
Aakkum thozhil aingaranatra Pookkum nagaiyaal bhuvanesvari paal Serkum Gana Nayaka Varaname Matha Jaya Om Lalithambikai

 

When the five handed one does the job of creation,

Oh Elephant who is the chief of the Ganas,

You would see that this garland with nine gems ,

Reaches the mother of the universe,

Who has a smile like a pretty flower,

Victory to mother Lalithambika.

Vairam

(Diamond)
Katrum theliyaar kaade gathiyai Kan moodi nedung kanavaana thavam Petrum theliyaar nilai yennil avam Perugum pizhaiyen pesaththagumo Patrum vayira padaival vayirap Paghaivarkku emanaga yeduththavaley Vatraadha arut chunaiye varuvai Matha jaya om lalithaam bhigaiye

 

When the very learned ones are not clear about it,

When those who close their eyes and do long penance ,

Are also not clear, how am I whose wrong doings are ebbing out,

Suitable to speak about her , who holding a diamond sword,

Becomes a god of death to her enemies,

Please come oh never drying spring of mercy ,

Victory to mother Lalithambika.
Neelam
Moolakkanale saranam saranam Mudiyaa muthale saranam saranam Kolak kiliye saranam saranam Kundraada oli kuvaiye saranam Neelath thirumeniyiley ninaivai Ninaivatreliyen nindren Vaalai kkumari varuvai varuvai Matha jaya om lalithaam bhigaye

 

I surrender , surrender to the original fire,

I surrender , surrender to the ever lasting first one,

I surrender, surrender to the pretty decorated parrot,

I surrender, surrender to the non dimming light,

With the thought based on your blue body,

This poor being stood there, please shower your grace.

Come , come oh pretty lass,

Victory to mother Lalithambika.

Muthu

(pearl)
Muththevarum muththozhil atridavey Mun nindru arulum muthalvee saranam Viththey vilaivey saranam saranam Vedaantha nivasiniye saranam Thaththeyriya naan thanayan thaai nee Sakaadha varam tharavey varuvai Maththeru dhadik kinai vaazh vadaiyen Matha jaya om lalithaam bhighaye

 

I surrender to the primeval one , who stands , In front and blesses the holy trinity who does their three tasks,

I surrender to her who is the seed as well as the harvested produce,

I surrender to her who lives in end of the Vedas,

I who have lost my senses is the son and you the mother,

Please come and give deathlessness,

To me who is like the rope that churns the curd,

And which can never ever change Victory to mother Lalithambika.
Pavazham

(coral)
Andhi mayangiya vana vithaanam Annai nadam seyyum anandha medai, Sindhai niramba valam pozhivaro Thempozhilaam ithu cheidhavaLaaro Yendha idaththum manaththul iruppaal Yennupavavarku aruL yennam mikundhal Mandira veda maya porul aanaal Matha jaya om lalithaam bhighaye

 

The sky after the onset of dusk,

Is the joyful stage where the mother dances,

Will she bless me with wisdom to fill my thoughts,

And who is it that caused this rain of honey?

She is in our mind wherever we are,

And she showers her grace on those who think about her,

And she is the one who pervades all the mantras and Vedas,

Victory to mother Lalithambika.
Manikkam

Star Ruby
Kaana kidaiyaa gathiyanavaley Karudha kkidaiya kalaiyanavaley Poona kkidaiya polivanavaley Punaiya kidaiyaa pudaumaithavale Naani thirunaamum nin thudiyum Navilathavarai nadaathavaley Maanikka oli kadirey varuvai Matha jaya om lalithambhigaiye

 

She who is the goal that cannot be seen,

She who is the arts that cannot be imagined,

She who is the beauty that no one has,

She who is the newness that cannot be essayed,

She who does not go near those who due to shyness

Do not recite, her name and prayers Oh sparkle of star ruby, please come,

Victory to mother Lalithambika.

Maraghadam

Emerald
Maragadha vadive saranam saranam Mathuritha padame saranam saranam Surapathi paniya thigazhvai saranam Sruthi jathi layame isaiye saranam Hara hara shiva yendradiyavar kuzhuma Avararul pera arulamuthey saranam Varanava nidhiye saranam saranam Matha jaya om lalithaam bhigaye

 

I surrender to her who is the form of the emerald,

I surrender to her who is the sweet destination,

I surrender to her who is saluted by king of devas,

I surrender to her who is music and mingling of dance and sound,

I surrender to her who When the devotees gather saying

“Hara, Hara Shiva”, blesses them to get his grace

I surrender to her who is the new divine treasure,

Victory to mother Lalithambika.
Komedhagam

Zircon
Poo meviya naan puriyum seyalgal  Pondraathu payan kundraa varamum Thee mel idinum jaya sakthiyena Thidamaai adiyen mozhiyum thiranum Komethagame kulir vaan nilavey Kuzhal vaai mozhiye tharuvai tharuvai Maameruviley valar kokilamey Matha jaya om lalithambighaye

The acts of devotion done by me are ,

Not sufficient , still give and give me endless boons,

And also the power of shouting “Victory to you goddess”,

Even if I am put up on a glowing fire,

Oh gem like the Zircon , Oh cool moon of the sky,

Oh music of the flute , oh Cuckoo of the mount Meru,

Victory to mother Lalithambika.
Padhmaragham

(Sapphire)

RanjininandhinianganipadhumaRaaghavilaasaviyaapiniambhaChanchalaroganivarinivaaniSaambhavi Chandra kaladhariraniAnjanamenialankruthapooraniAmruthaswaroopininithiyakalyaaniManjulamerusringhanivaasiniMathajayaomlalithambhigaiye

 

Goddess who makes peace, who has divine bliss,

Who has pretty limbs , who extends everywhere,

Who is the shine of sapphire , who is the mother,

Who cures the disease of indecision, Who is Saraswathi

Who is the consort of Shiva, who is the queen who wears the crescent ,

Who has a completely decorated black body,

Who is the form of nectar, who is forever good,

And who lives on the peak of pretty Meru mountain,

Victory to mother Lalithambika.
Vaidhooryam

Cat’s eye.
Valaiyotha vinai kalaiyotha manam Marula paraiyaa oli yothavidaal Nilaiyatru eliyen mudiya thaghumo NighaLam thugaLaaga varam tharuvai Alaiyatru asaivartru anubhoothi perum Adiyaar mudivaazh vaidhooriyamey Malayaththuvasan magaley varuvai Matha jaya om lalithaam bhigaye

 

Due to the net like fate and   a crescent like changing mind,

And also due to fear of all that one hears from any sound,

Should the poor me be completely destroyed, Please give me a boon that destroys all my desires,

Oh gem of cat’s eye which is always there,

On the head of devotees who pray without movement and desires,

Oh daughter of Malayadwaja pandya, please come,

Victory to mother Lalithambika.

Payan

Benefit
Payan
Yevar yethinamum isaivai Laitha,

Nava rathina malai navindriduvaar,

Avar arputha sakthi yellam adaivar,

Siva rathinamay thigazvar avare,

Matha jaya om Laithabikaye (4 times)

 

All those who read “the nine gem garland to Lalitha”

With willingness and desire daily without fail,

Without any doubt will attain all occult powers,

And they would shine like the Shiva Gem,

 

Victory to mother Lalithambika. Victory to mother Lalithambika. Victory to mother Lalithambika. Victory to mother Lalithambika.

 

Jaya shiva ramani , Guru guha janani,

Jaya mana vana haranee, Jaya om Sri Matha,

Matha jaya om sri matha, matha

Jaya jaya Sri matha.

 

Victory to her who pleases Shiva,

Victory to mother of Subrahmanya,

Victory to her who steals the forest of the mind,

Victory to mother, Om victory to mother,

Victory , victory to mother.