Vadhi Raja Theertha
(A fascinating prayer simply listing out the great qualities of Goddess Durga,.)
1.Om sannaddha simha kandasthaam swrna varnaam manoramaam,
Poornendu vadanaam Durgaam varnayaami gunarnavaam.
1.OM I am describing Durga sitting ready for battle on the shoulder of a lion,
Who is of gold colour , who steals the mind and who has a face like the full moon.
2.Kireeda haara graiveya noopuraangadha kankanai.
Rathna kanchyaa rathna chithra kucha kanchuka thejasaa.
2.Shining with crown, garland of pearls, anklets , bracelets , bangles,
With gem studded waist belt and dress decorated by gems.
3.Virajamanaa ruchiraambaraa kimkini mandithaa ,
Rathna mekhalayaa rathna vasopari bhooshithaa.
3.Shining in pretty dress , decorated by small bells,
And by the gem studded waist belt worn over gem studdeddress.
4.Vichithra choodamaninaa rathnadhya thilakena cha,
Anarga nasaa maninaa sobhithasya saroruha ,
4.Shining like an open lotus wearing a well made gem studded ring,
Wearing gem studded ear globes , thilaka and invaluable nose stud .
5.Buja keerthyaa rathna chithra ganda suthrena changithaa,
Padmakshinee subimboshti padma garbhadhibhi sthuthaa.
5.Who was prayed to my Lord brahma , who was wearing armlets , gem necklaces ,
Mangalya tied by a thread and who has lotus like eyes and well made lips.
6.Kabari bara vinyastha pushpasthambaka visthaaraa,
Karna neelothphala chala sath brumandala thvishaa.
6.Who is bent due to the load of flowers used to decorate her head,
Who has waving neelothpala flowers decorating her ears and who has splendorous eyebrows.
7.Kunthalanaamcha santhyaa shobhamanaa shubha pradhaa,
THanu madhyaa visalora sthala pradhu nithambini.
7.Who shines in her long hair curls, who grants auspiciousness,
Who has very narrow middle and very broad buttocks ,
8.Charu deerga bujaa kambugreevaa jangaa yuga prabhaa,
Asi charma gadhaa shooola dhanur banangusa adheenaa.
8.Who has pretty long hands , conch like neck and two shining thighs ,
Who keeps others in control with sword, mace, trident, bow , arrows and goad.
9.Vara abhayabhyaam chakrena , sankhena cha lasad karaa,
Damshtrogra bheeshana syotha hoomkararthi tha danavaa.
9.Who has her hands showing protection and boon and her shining hands holding wheel and conch,
Who is fearful to the asuras due to her teeth as well as the hoom sound produced by her .
10.BHayamkaree surareenaam suraanaam abhayankari,
Mukunda kimkari, Vishnu bhakthaanaam mouktha sankari.
10.Who is fearful to the enemies of devas. Who is the protector of devas,
Who has lord mukunda as her assistant and who is the Sankari who grants salvation to devotees.
11.Surasthree kimkaribischa vruthaa ksemangari cha na ,
Aadhi mukhodgeernanana aamnaayasargakari puna.
11.Who is surrounded by deva maidens as her maids, who confers happiness,
Who has the Vedas which were produced earlier by words and who created the world again.
12.Nisarga muktha bhakthaanaam trivarga phala dhayini
Nishumba shumba samharthree Mahishasura mardini.
12.Who grants her devotees , the fruits of wealth , dharma and desire
Who has killed Nishumbha and Shumbha, who has killed Mahishasura
13.Thamasaanaam thama prapthyai,
MIthyaa jnana pravurthikaa ,
13.She who gives out false knowledge,
So that those with dark qualities would become ignorant ,
She is the favourite goddess for those with dark qualities,
The Durga who grants heaven and salvation.
14.Imam durga sthavam punyam,
Padan vijayathe sathroon mruthyum,
14.He who reads this praise of Durga ,
Written by Vadi Raja Theertha,
Would win over his enemies and death,
And would cross all difficulties/