Sl. No. 110; Janani paahi sada; Suddha saaveri;
Chaapu; Keerthanam; Saanskrit
Artist: Madurai T.N. Sheshagopalan.
is the composition rendered in the 8th navarathri night and is on
Devi of Thiruvaarattukavu, Attingal, Thiruvananthapuram District .
Oh sovereign of the world! and spouse of SIVA, who
destroyed KAMADEVA, Oh mother!, protect me always.
You are decorated with fresh and flawless garlands. Your eyes are like
fresh lotuses. You reside on the banks of river VAHINI.
Oh! Daughter of the mountain king, destroyer of the demons CANDA and
MUNDA, your hands shine with the trident. you are beauty personified
and your forehead shines with the TILAKA. You are full of compassion
and are the saviour of the good. Your feet are beautiful like the tender
leaves of the KALPAKA tree.
You show the power of your hands against MAHISHASURA and other demons.
You are worshipped by those devoid of ego. Your teeth conquer the beauty
of jasmine buds. Your lips resemble the red hibiscus. Your face is like
the moon. You are like the soft-blowing MALAYA breeze. Please sport
in my heart.
You are most sacred. You are the sister of PADMANABHA. Your tresses
are black. You ride on the lioness. You destroy the affliction of your
devotees. You are GAURI-the fair one. You are worshipped by DEVAs lead
by INDRA. Oh! One who removes the burden of sins, kindly be compassionate
(Translation by Dr. T.K Govinda Rao)