Amme kodungalloramme Bhagwathi
(A great but very simple prayer in mAlayalam addressed to the goddess of the famous temple at Kodungallore.)
1.Amme kodungalloramme BHagwathi ,
Amme BHagawathi, Narayani ,
Amme Parabrahma roopini ,
Kanmasha nasini ,kAi thozhunnen.
1.Oh Mother, Oh mother of KOdungallore , Oh Bhagwathi ,
Oh Mother ,Oh Bhagwathi, Oh Narayani ,
Om mother who has the form of Para Brahmam,
Who destroys evils , I salute you.
2.Asrithar keppozhum asritham yekuvaan ,
Visramichidunna viswaika sakshini ,
Visruthe jnan kai thozhunnen
2.Oh witness of the world who takes rest in,
Kodungallore as goddess of the universe ,
Who grants always protection to those who depend on her ,
Oh famous one , I salute you.
3.Illihathingalinnu ammakku thulyayai ,
Illa yenikku yengum oramma paarthaal,
Chollezhum kodungallooril vaaneedum,
Nallammaye sadaa kai thozhunnen.
3.There is no one in this world who is equal to mother ,
In this world If I search I would not find a mother like her ,
Who lives in the very famous town of Kodungallore ,
And So I always salute that good mother.
4,Easwari devi , bhagwathi , nine jnan ,
Saswathananda sidhikku bhakthyadharam,
SAswathe vazthi vanangidunnen,
4,Oh Godess who is consort of Easwara,
Believing in you I have become very pure ,
Oh stable one , I salute you with respect and devotion,
For being blessed with forever stable joy.
5.Ullil yerum dur vicharangal maaruvaan,
Yellolam amma prasadhikkugil ,
THulli purathu pom , illllla samsayam,
Santhatham jnan nine kai thozhunnan.
5.There is not even a very little doubt ,
That if mother is pleased with me,
The worries in the mind would jump out ,
And so always I salute you.
6.oorjitha dhanava dharuka vairiye ,
Nirjeeva maakkiyor amme , ninne,
Nirjaranmarum pugazthi poojikkunnu ,
Nirajaradheeswari , kai thozhunnen.
6. Oh mother who made lifeless ,
The very ferocious Asura enemy Called Dharuka ,
Even the devas who never become old praise and worship you,
Oh Goddess of the devas , I salute you .
7.Rishi janangalum ninne aaradhichu,
Bhashichidunnu ninde naamaavali,
Dosha vinasini , durmadha haarini,
Doshangal theeruvaan kai thozhunnen.
7.Even sages are worshipping you ,
And they are chanting the garland of your names,
Oh Goddess who destroys defects and who cures false pride ,
I am saluting you so that my defects get over.
8.Yen amme ninne chinthikkanamennum,
Yethu vidham viswasicheedenam,
Bodhichidanulla kaalam vrudhaa poi ,
Khedham undamme kshamikkane nee.
8.Oh my mother , How should I believe,
That I should daily think about you ?
The time for you to teach me that went waste ,
And oh mother I am sorry about it , please pardon me.
9.Iyo yendamme neeyenne vediyelle ,
SAyyakku adima yaakkedarauthe,
Yee yezhaye nee kai vital, athu yennude ,
Yiyulla janmam ashubhamakkum.
9.Alas oh mother do not go away from me,
You should not make me slave to the bed,
If you decide to go away from this poor man,
This life of ours would become inauspicious.
10.Onnilum illa yenikka aasa yendeyamme ,
Dhanya padangaleyennum kaanmaan,
Onnu thane kothiyullathu sadhippan,
Yennil krupamrutham varshikkene.
10.Oh mother , I do not have desire in anything ,
And I have only one desire and that is ,
To see once your very divine feet , to fulfill that,
Please shower your nectar of grace on me.
11.Othunnanthu yenthinnu , jnan yende karyangal,
Othathe yellam ariyunnille ?
Sadhu jana mana samsthithe , Mangale ,
Bodhichu vaazhthaan thunachidene.
11,What is the need to lean as do I not,
Understand my affairs without learnin,
Oh goddess who is in the mind of sages, Oh ausoecious one ,
Please be with me to help in teaching and greeting>
12.oUdharya budhiyodenna kadakshichu ,
Bodham aruluga , shudhanaagaan,
Bodha kuravinaal ninne smarikkuvaan,
Preethi thonnichilla duschinthakal.
12.,Please see me with charitable thought ,
And give me understanding for bad thoughts,
Made my understanding less and did,
Not allow me to think about you.
13.Ambike sri kodungallore amarunna,
Thamburaatti , jagan mathe , bhadre,
Nin padha pankajam yennil vilanguvaan,
Kumbittu arinja poal vaazhthidunnen.
13.Oh Mother , Oh queen who ,
Lives in KOdungallore , Oh mother of universe ,
Oh great lady , For your lotus like feet,
To shine in my heart , I bow before you,
And praise you to the best of my ability.
14.Amme , manohari , devi , krupakari,
Amme, mahamaye , sarveswari,
Amme surasura sevithe , mangale ,
Sammodhaal yenne anugrahikku.
14.Oh mother , Oh bewitcher of mind, Oh Goddess who shows mercy ,
Oh mother . Oh great Maya , Oh goddess of all,
Oh mother who is served by devas and asuras,Oh auspicious one ,
Along with great joy , please bless me.
15.Akshara jnanam undayathu kondonnum ,
Akshya naadhe arinjilla jnan ,
Vruksham maram yenna thathwam grahikkuvaan,
Sikshanam venam guruvil ninnu.
15. In spite of my knowing about alphabets ,
Oh Goddess who never reduces, I did not know ,
That the tree also is wood,
For you need teaching for a guru for that.
16.Deivakamaayulla thathwa saarangale,
Kevalam nissarammakki thalli ,
Bhuviyil ingu angaayi alanju thirinju jnan,
Jeevitham aage vrudhavilaakki
16. I simply pushed away as nothing ,
The divine philosophical thoughts ,
And kept wandering here and there in this world ,
And like that I made my life as waste.
17.Amme saranam tharanam ponnambike ,
Amme karunamrutham dehi may.
17.,Oh mother, oh golden mother , you have to give me protection ,
Oh mother please give me your nectar like mercy.