Ambika sthuthi in Malayalam
(Here is a very peculiar prayer addressed to the divine mother . The first part of the prayer tells us in detail about the rot that has been set in humanity and about their forgetting the Goddess. The prayer then commences and is mainly addressed to the mother Goddess of Chothanikkara.)
1,Jeevitham manoharamakkanam nirantharam,
Jeevikal athinnai paatukal petukayaam
1.Life has to be made pretty and for that ,
All beings are struggling permanently.
2.Kinaru kuzhuikkunnu , paarakal thagarkkunnu ,
Kunnukal kuzhiyai theerkkunnu pala tharam.
2,They did wells , they break stones ,
And in many ways they are making hills in to pits.
3,Lokathil kaanum kamya sukhathe bujikkuvaan,
Paakathil pala vazhi nokkukayaanu marthyar.
3.For eating the pleasure of fulfilled desires ,
These human beings are searching for ways.
4.Visramamillathoro margangal anweshichu ,
Nithyavum parishkaram kandethaan uzharunnu.
4,Searching for paths without any rest ,
They are suffering daily for finding modernity.
5.Balyamaam kalamellam kalichum chirichum ,
Karthvya jnana bodhamillathe kazhiyumbol,
6.Youvanathilekku odi yethunna janam pinne ,’
BHavana palathai theerunnu hrudayithil.
5-6.When they were spending their time without knowing their duties,
After spending their child hood in playing and laughing
They run and reach the period of their youth ,
And the desires in their hearts become many.
7.Jana sevanamenna natyathil pala joli ,
Ozhivillathe cheithu kaikkalakkunnu vitham.
7.Pretending to do social service , engaging,
Themselves in very many jobs they save lot of money.
8,Athinnu sesham oru grahastha jeevithathe ,
Nayikkan ivchikkunnu , devivathe marakkunnu.
8.After that they desire to lead a k life,
Of a householder and then forget God.
9.Bhuvana mathaavaya devi than karunyathaal,
Karathil ananjoru dhanathe kandu janam.
9. Due to the mercy of the mother of the universe,
The people are able to see accumulated wealth with them.
10.Madhichu moolatheyum marannu thudangunnu ,
Deivamennathu midhya sankalpamennu thonnunnu.
10After enjoying , they start forgetting their roots ,
And they start feeling that God is an imaginary concept.
11.Grahathinnu aakruthikal neeki nalloru roopam,
Koduthu veendum pani kazhippikkunnu pinne .
11, They get changed the look of their house , give,
A new look to it and build a new home.
12.Athil alangaaram poranju chithrangale ,
Nirmichu pathikkunnu , dhanavum kshayikkunnu.
12.Seeing that the decorations are not sufficient .
They make big paintings and paste it there, their wealth also diminishes.
13.Dhanathe sampathippan virandu nadakkunnu,
SAthyamaam margangale padhukke thyajikkunnu.
13. For earning lost wealth they wander ferociously ,
And slowly start leaving out the paths of truth.
14.Panam chodikkumennu bhayannu bandhukkale ,
Kanumbol vazhi maari maranju nadakkunnu.
14.Getting scared that they will ask for money , they ,
Avoid their relations and move about hidden.
15,Ingane swantham karyam shubamaakuvaan vendi ,
Mangala karyangale sarvam marakkunnu.
15.Like this to make their own life bright and good ,
They forget about all auspicious duties.
16,Vedantha chinthakalum deiveeka chinthakalum ,
Chintha mandalathil ninnu aho marayunnu.
16, The thoughts of philosophy and the the thoughts about god,
Alas completely disappear from their orbit of thought.
17.Angine chira kala prayathnam kondu ketti ,
Koottiya puraykullil vasikkaravunneram,
18.Vydhyanmaar vicharichaal sadhyamakathathaya ,
Vyadhiyil pettu payye sayyaye prapikkunnu.
17-18, Like that that when the time comes for them,
To live in their house built with efforts for a long time,
They slowly get in to sickness which great doctors ,
Are unable to cure and become bed ridden.
19.Angine kidakkayil kidakkum maha rogi .
Neriya sabdathode pulambum vaarthayonnum,
20.Chevi kollathe bandhu kottavum kootukarum,
Agannu pogum neram manassu venthidunnu.
19-20. Like that that when the very sick man ,
Who lies down on the bed cries for help ,
And the crowd of relations and friends without hearing it
Are moving away from him , his mind gets burnt.
21,Neerunna hrudayathil anneram mathramethum,
Koorulla deivathe chinthippan avasaram
21, At the time there would come time to think of God ,
In their suffering hearts about the God who is faithful.
22.Mindaanum chinthippanum vayyathoraa velayil ,
Deiva chinthanakkundo sandharbam labikkunnu.
22, At that time when there is no chance either to talk or think,
How would you you get a chance to think about God.
23.AAyushkalamellam sukhippan vendiyulla ,
Marganveshanathinnai chilavakkiya sesham,
24.Easwara bhajanakku thuniyum janangalkkun ,
Kanal neerile snanam poaleyaanu anubhavam.
23-24. After spending all the years of their life,
In searching for paths of pleasure ,
Those who try to sing about God ,
Would find it similar to a bath in mirage .
25.Vedhana kondu kidannurundu pirandaho ,
Jeevitham oru vazhi pogunnu bhayankaram
25 It is horrible life that they have lead ,
By rolling and suffering due to pain all the time.
26.Ingane aayushkalam veruthe thulaykkathe,
Bangiyil devi paadham kumbittu vangunnen.
26 . With out wasting the entire life like this,
Prettily I am saluting the feet of the Goddess.
27.Paapathin santhikkai modathodu amba thande,
Mahathmya Ganga thannil aaraadi kulikkuvin.
27.For getting rid of the sins , With great m joy ,
Dip and bathe in the Ganges river of greatness of the mother Goddess.
28.Kama krodha lobha mohaadhiyaam sathrukkale ,
Kaamari priya kadakshathaal jayikkuvin.
28.Win over the enemies of passion, anger ,desire and jealousy
By the look of the darling of enemy of cupid.
29.Sriyennum Vaaniyennum , Parvathi deviyennum ,
BHairavi BHadrakali, Chandika deviyennum,
30.Bagala mukhi, Chinna masthaa, Mathangiyennum,
Vividha naamangal kai kandaho ,
31.SArvathra vilangunna Brahma roopiniyaakum,
Sarvananda swaroopiniyaam aa amba thane.
29-31 . She taking various names of Goddess like Lakshmi,
Saraswathi , Parvathi , BHairavi , BHadrakali,
Chandika , Bagala mukhi , china mastha and Mathangi ,
Is the form of Brahmam who shines everywhere,
Is Amba who has the form of all types of joy.
32.SArvendriyangal aalum aaswadhikkuga nithyam ,
Keerthana dhayana pradakshinangal nadathuga.
32.Enjoy daily using all your sense organs ,
Sing , meditate and go round clock wise.
33.Amba than kadakshithalakunnu lokangal than,
SRushtiyum raksha samharanagalum bhavikkunnu.
33. It is due to her looking at that creation ,
Protection and destruction of all the worlds.
34.TRimurthigal chalicheedanam yennundengil,
Parayaam Amba than kadakshamrutham venam.
34.Even if the trinity of Gods have to move ,
They nectar of the sight of the divine mother.
35.Allengil sthanu thottu devanmaar sthoonam poale ,
Nischalanmaarai theerumennathu dharikkuvin.
35 If it is not available understand that Devas,
Right from Lord Shiva would becaome immobile like pillar.
36.Athra mahathmyamulla chothannikarayamma,
Mathrame thunayullu , namukku yennarinjaalum.
36. Only the mother at CHothanikkara who has ,
That mch greatness is the only one to help us.
37.Yethilum yekkalathum onnupoal thilangunnu ,
SAkthi roopiiniyaakum Amba than mahathmyangal.
37 , The greatness of the divine mother who is the form of Sakthi,
Is shining in everything , at all times , Just like one flame.
38.Onnu poaloro maha vidhwanmaar paranjathinnu,
Anthamill aadhiyumilla , madhyavum millayallo .
38.With great unity very great people have said ,
That she does not have end , beginning or middle .
39.Antha madhyantha millathu inganeyulla Devi,
Viswa roopaththe parthu rasippoo bhakthi vrundha,
39.The mega form of this Goddess who does not have end ,
Middle and beginning is seen and appreciated by devotees.
40,Kama roopiniyaya deviyaam visalakshi,
Kamangalellam aruleeduvaan manasullol.
40.Thad broad eyed goddess who has the form of desire,
Has the mind to fulfill all your desires.,
41. Onnu yennil kadakshippan veenirakunnen Amme,
Nin magan nish papanai shudhanai bhavikkatte.
41,Oh mother falling down I am begging you to see me ,
And let your son become sinless and pure.
42.Ajnanam kondu cheyyum dush karma marmmangale ,
Vijnana pradhayini , Chothanikkarayamme.
42. Due to ignorance I do evil and mysterious acts .
Oh Goddess who grants wisdom , Oh mother of chothanikkara
43.Bedichu sanmargathe kanichu thanneduvaan,
MOdhichu bhakthyadhara poorvam jnan namikunnrn.
43,For the sake of breaking and showing me the good path,
With joy, devotion and respect I salute you.
44.Nadakkumbozhumee kidakkumbozhum ninde,
Madhura charithrangal padikkuvaan varam tharu,
44,Give me a boon to s read your sweet history,
Whether I am standing or lying down.
45.Papa athulangalellam karinju potte, nalla,
Puyangal yenne vannu valayam cheithedatte.
45. Let all incomparable sins get destroyed by burning ,
And let blessed deeds come and encircle me.
46.Athinnai Kamakshiyammathan Kadakshangal ,
Athirlllathe yenil sutharaam pathikkette,
46.For that purpose , let the sight of mother Kamakshi,
Without any limit fall on me continuously.
47.Mayaa karmangal kondu vannethum maranaththe ,
Mayaa deviaam amme nee neeki tharename.
47.Oh mother who is goddess of Maya , please remove ,
This death which comes due to acts of Maya.
48.Ena mohana nethre sankari , shubhakari ,
Naanamo hasthavalambanam yekeeduvaan.
48.Oh Sankari who has pretty eyes of a deer, Who does good ,
Are you shy to give me support using your hands.
49.Venamo pareekshakal ithrayum , maha maye,
EEnamodee jnan vazhthi sthuthikkam , parambike.
49.Do you need to test me so much, Oh great enchanter,
Oh divine mother , I would greet , praise and sing about you in musical manner.