Amma Upachara Slokam
1.Dhyanam (Bringing the form of Goddess to our mind)
Karumbu villenthi kanayaam malar iynthum kayyilenthi ,
Virumbiye iru karathil pasangusathai yenthi ,
Arumbum ila nakayum , anbu thathumbum malar vizhikalum ,
Yen irumbu manam thanai , kantham poal eerthathamma.
You hold a bow of sugarcane , holding the five arrows of flowers,
You hold with desire the rope and goad in two of her hands ,
And the light smile which appears in you and your flower like eyes full of love ,
Is attracting and drawing my iron mind like a magnet.
2.AAvahanam (To bring the goddess in to the object that we worship)
Pada malar chilambu olikka , pakshamudan vanthu adiyen,
Idhayamalar peedam thannil irunthu arul cheivaaye ,
Udhaya ravi pondra unthan udal oliyaal ,
Yen madham yenum irul agaththi , magizhnthennai kaappate.
With the anklets in your flower leg jingling, With partiality ,
Please come and sit on my seat of the mind and shower your grace,
And using the light of your body which resembles the sun at dawn,
Please remove the darkness like pride from me and protect me with joy.
3.Aasanam ( Offering a seat to the Goddess)
Sirasenum sripurathil Chinthamani grahathul,
Aravindha idhazhkal aayirm konda,
Sri chakrameenum simmasanathil ,
Aranudan iykymai amarntharulvaal thaaye
In Sripura which is the head, inside the Chithamani house ,
On the throne called Sri Chakra ,
Which has one thousand petals ,
Merging with Lord shiva , the mother would take her seat.
4.Arghyam (Offering water to the Goddess )
Pavana gangai neeraal padhyam alithem amma ,
Devarum virumbum divyamana arkhyam alithen,
Poovathu kondu cheithu panneeraal aachamanamum,
Nee vanthu yethu kondu yen yethiril nirppaye .
Oh Mother I gave you the holy water of Ganges to wash your feet,
And then I offered you water which even Devas to drink ,
Then I offered the juices extracted from flowers as purifying drink,
Please accept all of them and come and stand before me.
5.Abhishekham (Anointing of the Goddess)
Uthama maana mandhira jepam cheitha kalasa theertham,
Saptha nadhikal theertham , Gangabhishekam cheithen,
Chitham magizha pannier kalantha chandanamum,
Uthamiye unakku abhishekam panni panithen,
I anointed you with the water in pot , purified by great chants ,
With waters from the seven rivers and the water from the Ganges,
Then to make your mind happy , using sandal paste mixed with rose water,
Oh pure one , I performed anointing to you and saluted you.
6.Vasthram (Offering apparel to the Goddess )
Sudha vasthrangal kondu bhakthiyaaga thudaithu,
Putham puthiya chem. Pattadaikal kondu vanthen,
Chithra velai seitha ravikkai aninthu,
Muthu rathiina peedam thanil , amarntharulvai Amma nee.
After drying you with purest of cloths,
I have brought exceedingly new red silk cloth ,
Please wear a blouse on which art work is done ,
And oh mother then please sit on the Plank made of pearl and other gems.
7.Aabaranam (Offering Ornaments to the Goddess )
Patharai mathu ponnaal bhahgya suthram darippai,
Pachai manikka karkkal , pavalam, nal muthu , vairam,
Uchithamana neelam uyarvaana Gomedhaka ani,
Manikal kondu vanthen , anintharulvai Amma nee.
You would wear the necklace of luck made by very pure gold,
I have brought you ornaments made of green emerald stones ,
Coral , good quality perals, diamonds ,
Very proper blue topaz and very high quality cat’s eye ,
Oh mother bless me by wearing them.
8.Thilakam (Offering Thilaka to the Goddess )
Kasthuri thilakamodu , karu vizhiketha mayyum,
Basma chenthooramittu , parimala gandham poosi,
Asthamum pada malarum azhakaaga chem Panjootti,
Alankaram palavum cheithen , Amma Yetharulvaye.
I decorated it with Thilaka of musk , With black kajal for your black eyes ,
Applied sacred ash and saffrom , unguents with scented sandal paste ,
Decorated your hands and flower like feet with juice of red cotton ,
And various other decorations , Oh mother be pleased to accept them.
9.Maalai and archanai( Offering Garland and flower worship)
Manamikum malarkal kondu , maalaikal pala punainthu,
Vanakkamai un kazhuthinile, sirasinil niraya chootti,
Kanakkilaa malarkalaal un karunai thiru namam koori,
Inakkamai un padhathil archanai cheithen thaaye.
After making several garlands with scented flowers ,
And made you wear several them on your neck as well as head,
And then with devotion I offered on your feet ,
Made by innumerable flowers chanting your merciful names.
Aran idappagam amarnthaai pothri,
AAruyir anaithayyum padaithai pothri,
Imayavan makalaai udithai pothri ,
Eerezhu ulagamum kaappai pothri
Oh Goddess who sat left to Lord Shiva , hail,
Oh Goddess Who created all the souls , hail,
You were born as daughter of Himalayas , hail,
You would protect all the fourteen worlds , hail,
Uyirukku oliyoottum umaye pothri,
OOmaikku aruliya unnarul pothri,
Yen thai karpaka kodiye pothri ,
Ekambaran illarasi pothri
Oh Uma who adds luster to all beings , hail,
Let your grace which gave words to a dumb one , hail,
Oh my mother who is wish giving creeper , hail,
Oh Consort of Ekambara nadha , hail.
Iynthu malarkal karathai pothri,
Ondriya thavathaal uyarnthai pothri,
Orayirm per undayaai pothri,
Kandhanai thantha sundari pothri.
Oh Goddess holding five flowers in hand, hail,
Oh Goddess who rose up due to unified penance ,hail
Oh Goddess one thousand names , hail
Oh pretty one who gave us God Subrahmanya , hail.
10. Dhoopam (Offering smoke of incense to the Goddess )
Paar kadalil palli kollum Padmanabhan Sodariye,
Palingu sambrani dhoopam , parivodu alithen thaaye
Oh sister of Lord Padmanabha who sleeps on the ocean of milk,
I have offered to you incense of crystal Sambrani , Oh mother.
11.Dheepam (offering lamp worship to the Goddess )
Padmasanathil amarum , paripoorna peroliye,
Pasuvin nei dheepam yethri paadi panithen thaaye
Oh complete divine great light who sits on the lotus pose ,
I lit the lamp of ghee made from cow’s milk , sang before you and saluted you.
12.Neivedhyam , thamboolam (Offering cooked offerings and betel leaf)
Vagai vagayaai Chithrannangal , iniya thayir,
Nei, paal, thenum , pancha vidha bakshanangal,
Paal pongum payasavum, muppazham,
Drakshayodu muthirntha pala kanikalum,
Oppilaa chuvai miguntha manam migum,
Panangalum thuppitharkku yeththa vannam,
Vasanai thamboolangalum , ippothu kondu,
Vaithen , yeththu kolvai Amma.
Different , different types of mixed rices , sweet curd,
Ghee, milk honey , Five types of eatables,
Milk, POngal , Payasam . three type of fruits ,
Grapes and several other ripe fruits ,
Drinks which have incomparable taste and aroma ,
And scented Thambooola which are suitable to spit,
Have been brought by me now, Please have them mother.
13.Karpooram (Worshipping with camphor)
AAlam karaithu vaithu, Alankara deepam yethi,
Kolangal itta thattil , karpooram yeththi vaithu ,
Sselamudan unthanukku cheeraai aarathi cheithen,
Neelakandar magizhum Nithya Kalyaaniye
After keeping water mixed, after lighting ornamental lamp,
In the plate where Rangoli is drawn , after lighting Camphor ,
I took aarathi properly to you
Oh ever auspicious goddess who makes Lord Shiva happy.
14.Upacharam (Offering conveniences to the Goddess )
Radha gaja thuragamodu rajoupacharam cheithu,
Padham paninthu aadi paadi parivodu kavari veesi,
SAtha koti prakaasam aana un charanathil ,
Idhaya malarial anjalikal cheithen thaaye,
Along with chariots, elephants and horses after treating you royally,
After saluting your feet , after singing and dancing , after falling you with Chowries with tenderness,
Oh mother I worshipped your feet shining like hundred crores of lamps,
By offering you with my flower like mind.
15.Pradakshinam (Going round the Goddess )
Pala murai valamaai vanthu , un padha malar paninthu ,
POththi ulagellam niraintha unnai ullathil ,
Poojai cheithu chilir chilrthu ullam pongi ,
Chimthanai malarkal thoovi nalamudaan unai paninthen , nayanthu yennai kaaappaye
After going round several times clockwise , after saluting your lotus like feet
After praising you who is filled up everywhere in the world,
After worshipping, After becoming emotionally shaking , after the mind starts ebbing,
After offering you flowers of my thoughts, I saluted you with goodness, Please take mercy on me and protect me.
Manathinaalo , vaakkinaalo , Mathiyaththa cheigayaalo ,
UNathu arul maranthu , naayen cheitha pizhai poruthu,
Yennai yeththu kolvaai Amma
Please pardon the mistakes done by the Dog like me ,
By mind or by words or by brainless action ,
And accept me , Oh Mother.
Amma yena than arum Cheyi , kadhari alaridavum ,
Summa irunthidum thayum ingu undo ,
THuthiththu unnaye , yemmaal iyandra alavum ,
Yeththinom , innum irangavillayo,
Pemman sivanidam pen poala ,
Amarntha perum thagye , innum irangavillayo.
When the little baby cries and shouts “Mother, Oh mother”,
Are any mothers exist who simply keep quite ,
I prayed only you , WE praised you,
To the best of our ability, Still have you not taken mercy on us,
Oh great lady who stands like a lady ,
Before the great God Shiva, Have you not still become merciful.
1.Meyyathu un arul panikke arpanithu ,
Yennalum Vaazha vendum.
I should be able dedicate myself , only to your work,
And live forever .
2.THuyya nin thirupugazh padiyum pesiyum,
Vaikku nal unarchi ootta vendum.
I should talk and sing only your pure divine fame ,
And inject great feeling to my toungue.
3.Uyya nin thiruvadigal un anbudan ,
Kandu kankal kalikkka vendum.
For becoming great , My eyes should see ,
Your divine feet and enjoy that sight.
4,Payya vanthu un pangayathal parimalathai ,
Yen naasi parinthu unarnthu magizha vendum
My nose should slowly approach you and realize,
The sweet scent of your lotus like feet.
5.Vayyagathu vambellam nuzhayaathu yen,
Chevigal nin pugazhaye ketkka vendum.
My ears should hear all the gossips of heaven ,
But always hear your fame .
6. Mayyal unthan mel andri marththu yedhilum,
Kollaatha manam yenakku arula vendum.
You please bless me with a mind that does bot,
Love any one expect you.
7. Iyyam yellam agaththi un adi malarkal ,
Paththi amaithiyudan Vaazha vendum.
You should remove all my doubts, and I should,
Hold your flower like feet and lead a life of peace ,