JAI AMBE GAURII MAIYAA
JAI SHYAAMAA GAURII
NISHADINA TUMAKO DHYAAVATA
HARI BRAHMA SHIVAJII
Glory to you, O divine Mother Gauri, glory to you, O Parvati,
who are so rich in maiden grace (virgin beauty), the object
of daily meditation by Vishnu, Brahma and Shiva!
MAANGA SINDUURA VIRAAJATA
TIKO MRIGA MADAKO
UJJVALASE DAUU NAINAA
O Ambe! On your forehead is a resplendent mark of vermilion
along with a mark of musk (signifying good luck). Your twin
eyes are bright and your face beautiful as the moon.
KANAKA SAMAANA KALEVARA,
Your body with a tinge of gold is splendidly dressed in
red attire; on your throat lies a wreath of red blossoms
like a beautiful necklace.
KEHARI VAAHANA RAAJATA,
KHADAGA KHAPPARA DHAARI
SURA NARA MUNIJANA SEVATA,
TINAKE DUKHA HAARI
Your vehicle, the lion, is, O Mother in keeping with your
splendid form; you bear a sword and a skull in your hands,
and on you attend the gods, men, hermits and your votaries
whose grief you drive away.
KAANANA KUNADALA SHOBHITA,
KOTIKA CHANDRA DIVAAKARA,
SAM RAAJATA JYOTII
You are adorned with rings on your ears and with pearl
on the tip of your nose, your radiance looks as splendid
as that of myriad of suns and moons.
SHUMBHA NISHUMBHA BIDAARE,
DHUUMRA VILOCHANA NAINAA,
O slayer of the demon Mahisha, you tore apart the bodies
of Shumbha, Nishumbha and Dhuumravilochana. (In the battle
waged against them) your eyes reflected a frenzy of fury
everyday and night.
TUMA KAMALAA RAANII
TUMA SHIVA PATARAANII
You are the beloved consort of Brahma, Rudra and Vishnu.
The Vedas and the Shastras describe you as the queen consort
CHAUSATHA YOGINII GAAVATA,
NRITYA KARATA BHAIRON
BAAJATA TAALA MRIDANGA,
AURA BAAJATA DAMARUU
Sixty-four Yoginis chorus your praise and glorify you,
while Bhairava (Shiva) dances in tune to the accompaniment
of the sound of tambour (mridanga) and drum (damaru).
TUMA HO JAGA KII MAATAA,
TUMA HII HO BHARTAA
BHAKTANA KII DUKHA HARTAA,
SUKHA SAMPATI KARTAA
You are mother of the universe, its sustainer, reliever
of your devotees’ affliction and bestower of happiness
BHUJAA CHAARA ATI SHOBHITA,
VARA MUDRAA DHAARII
MANAVAANCHITA PHALA PAAVATA,
SEVATA NARA NAARII
The four arms you have adorned your person, while the hand
raised in benediction reveals your benign aspect. Those
among men and women who wait on you and worship you have
all their cherished wishes ever fulfilled.
KANCHANA THAALA VIRAAJATA,
AGARU KAPUURA BAATII
BHAALAKETU MEIN RAAJATA,
In a golden platter are beautifully laid aloe and camphor,
both of which have lighted (to be waved before you); in
he radiance of your forehead is reflected the splendour
of a myriad gems.