Ayyaval's Subrahmanya Pancha rathnam
(Sridhara Ayyaval was the son Sri Sridhara Padmanabha who was a high ranking officer in the court of the king of Mysore. But he was spiritually oriented and took his residence in Thiruvisainallur in the banks of river Kaveri. Much more about this great saint can be got from the web site www.geocities.com/sri_ayyava)
1.Sruthi satha nutha rathnam , shuddha sathvaika rathnam ,
Yathi hithakara rathnam , yajna sambhaavya rathnam,
Dithi sutha ripu rathnam , devasenesa rathnam
Jitha rathi pathi rathnam , chinthayeth skanda rathnam .
1.A gem praised by hundreds of Vedas , the pure gem with sathvic qualities,
A gem which looks after sages, A gem which is praised during Yajna ,
A gem which is enemy to Dithi’s sons, A gem which is the Lord ofDevasena ,
And a gem which defeated love god , I meditate on the gem which is skanda.
2.Sura mukha pathi rathnam , sookshma bodhaika rathnam,
Parama sukhada rathnam ,Parvathi soonu rathnam,
Saravana bhava rathnam , Sathru samhara rathnam,
Smara hara sutha rathnam, Chinthayeth skanda ratnam.
2.A gem which is commander of devamy , A gem which can teach subtle things ,
A gem which causes great pleasure , A gem which is the sun of Goddess Parvathi,
A gem which was born in thicket of reeds , A gem which kills its enemies,
And a gem which is the son of Lord Hara , I meditate on the gem which is skanda.
3.Nidhi pathi hitha rathnam , nischithadwaitha rathnam,
Madhura charitha rathnam maanithangri abja rathnam,
Vidhu satha nibha rathnam,viswa santhraana rathnam,
Budha muni guru rathnam , chinthayeth skanda rathnam,
3.A gem which does good to Lord Khubera, a gem which is the decided one ,
A gem which has a sweet story, A gem whose feet is worshipped ,
A gem which is equal to hundred moons, A gem which looks after the world,
And a gem which is the teacher of wise sages, I meditate on the gem which is skanda.
4.Abhaya varada rathnam chaaptha santhana rathnam,
Ibha muka yutha rathnam , eesaa sakthyaika rathnam,
Shubha kara mukha rathnam , soora samhara rathnam,
Ubhaya gathitha rathnam , chinthayeth skanda rathnam.
4.A gem which gives boons and protection, A gem which grants us children,
A gem which is with elephant faced God, A gem which has the power of Lord Shiva,
A gem which has auspicious hands and face, A gem which killed Soora,
And a gem which shows the way here and in heaven, I meditate on the gem which is Skanda,
5.Sujana sulabha rathnam , swarna valleesa rathnam,
BHajana sukhada rathnam , Bhanu kotyaabha rathnam,
Aja shiva guru rathnam Chaad bhoothakaara rathnam,
Dwija guna nutha rathnam, Chinthayeth skanda rathnam.
5.A gem easily got by good people , A gem which is Lord of Golden Valli,
A gem which gives happiness to those wgho sing about it , A gem with luster of crore suns,
A gem which was the Guru of Brahma and Shiva, A gem which has wonderful form,
And a gem which is praised by Brahmins , , I meditate on the gem which is Skanda
6.Shanmukhasya sakalartha sidhitham,
Pancha rathna magha vrundha krunthanam,
Ye padanthi vibhavai sputaanvithaa,
Sridarakhya guru moorthyanugrahath.
6,Those who read this prayer of five gems,
Which drives away clouds of sins, which fulfills all wishes,
Would shine with all prosperity ,
Due to the blessing of Guru Sridhara.