Sri sthavam of Koorathazhvar
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Sri vathsa chinhamisrebhyo nama Ukthimadhi mahe,
Yadhukthya sthrayi kante Yaanthi mangala Soothrathaam.
We chant the works of the great scholar on Sri just like we chant the Vedas,
Because they are like the Mangalya Suthra worn by the the mother like Vedas.
1.Swasthi srir disathad asesha jagatham sargopasarga Sthithi,
SWarga durgathim apavarga padham sarvancha kurvan Hari,
Yasyaa veekshya mukham thad ingitha paraadheeno vidathe akhilam,
Kreedayam khalu naanyadhaasya rasadhaa syaadhai karayatha thayaa.
1.Hail, for undertaking the difficult task of the creation , destruction,
And also protection ,as well as the ruling of the heavens, hell and the land of salvation
Lord Hari looks at the face of Goddess Lakshmi as all his actions are done as per her wishes,
As this sport of theirs together , otherwise would not bring any joy to them .
2.Hey SRidevi samastha loka jananim thwaam sthothu meehaamahe ,
Yukthaam bhavaya bharathim pragunaaya prema pradhaanam dhiyam,
BHakthim bhandhaya nandayasrithamimam dasam janam thavakam ,
Lakshyam Lakshmi kataksha veechi visrute they syaama chami vayam.
2.Oh Goddess Sri, you are the mother of all the worlds and I want to pray you,
If you deem it proper please shower your love on this honest devotee,
Tie him with devotion and make it grow and make him your own slave ,
And make fall on your devotees of this land , the waves of your sight.
3.Stotram naama kimamananthi kavayo yadhyan madheeyaan gunaan,
Anyathra thwasatho adhiropya phanithissaa tharheem vandhyaa thwayee,
SAmyak sathya gunaabhi varnana madho brooyu kadham thaadrusee,
Vag vachaspatheenaabhi sakya rachanaa thwath sath gunarno nidhow.
3.Normally what is called as prayer by others, describe qualities which are absent,
And others describe in a boring manner the limited qualities of the subject.
Like a telling a bald one has flowing hair, but in praising you who is fit to be saluted,
If one attempts the job of describing hundreds of your qualities ,
Even if he is Hayagreeva the master of words, he cannot exhaust describing the treasure of good qualities.
4.Ye vaachaam mansaam cha durgraha thayaa khyaathaa gunaa sthavaka,
THaneva prathi sambu jihwa mudhitha hai mamikaa bharathi,
Haasyam thathu na manmahe na hi chakoryaka akhilaam chandrikaam,
Naalam pathumithi praguhyaa rasanaamaseetha sathyaam thrushi.
4. Oh Goddess , it is difficult to praise your qualities by words or by mind ,
And when scholars attempt to do this impossible task with their toungue,
It is like the Chakora bird trying to do the impossible task of drinking the moon ,
And knowing this I would not be attempting to describe all your auspicious qualities.
5,Kshodhiyanapi dushta budhirapi nisneho api they,
Keerthi devi lihannaham na cha vibhemyajno na jihremi cha,
Dush yethsaa thu na thaavathaa na hi shunaa leedaapi BHagiradhi ,
Dushyechavaapi na lajjathe na cha vibhethyathir asthu Saamyechunna.
5.I am ashamed , inadequate and not properly qualified to praise you,
I do not have good conduct nor have great intelligence got out of sasthras,
But in spite of it my praise to you would not be bad because my act,
Is like that of a dog withot shame licking sacred waters of Ganges.
6.Aisvaryam mahad yeva vaa alpam adhavaa drusyetha pumasaam hi yath,
THallakshmyaa samudeekshanaad thava yatha sarvathrika varthathe,
Thenai thena na vismaye mahi jagannaadhopi Narayana ,
Dhanyam manyatha eekshanaa thava yatha sawathmaanam aathmeswara.
6.The man strives for wealth which is huge or small,
which are found every where by the pleasant look of Goddess Lakshmi
And we do not find anything strange there as Lord Narayana , the lord of the universe
Himself considers that your glance on him as auspicious though he is his own master .
7.Aiswaryam yada sesha pumsi yadhidham soundarya lavanyayo,
Roopam yascha hi mangalam kimapi yalloke sadithyuchyathe ,
Thath sarvam thwadheenameva yadathasririthyabedhena vaa,
Yaddhaa srimadhidrusena vachasaa devi pradhamasnuthe.
7.All the different types of prosperity of man like beauty , prettiness,
Looks and all those auspicious which are sought of people of this earth,
Are under your control and some of them become auspicious by attachment of sri (Lakshmi),
And others by attachment of “SRimadh” , OH Goddess who reaches the greatest God.
8.Devi thwan mahima vardhana Harinaa naapi thwayaa jnaayathe ,
Yadhyapyeva madhaapi naiva yuvayo sarvajnathaa heeyathe,
Yannasathyeva thadhajnatham anugunaam sarvajnathayaa vidhu,
Vyomambhoihamidhanthaaya kila vidhan brantho ayamithyuchyathe.
8,Oh Goddess , your greatness is not even understood by Lord Hari himself,
And for that matter , you yourself do not comprehend them fully,
But in spite of that Your being called as “all knowing one” is not affected,
Because those of them who pride themselves of non existent things are deluded ones.
9.Loke vanaspathi brahaspathi thara thamyam ,
Yasyaa prasada parinamam mudha haranthi,
Saa BHarathi bhagwathi thu yadheeyadhaasi,
Thaam deva deva mahishim sriyamasrayaaman.
I surrender to the Sri the consort of God of Gods,
Whose servants are Goddess Saraswathi as well as Goddess Parvathi,
Who would with great joy shower on those whom Sri is pleased,
Their blessings without differentiating whether they are sages , teachers or ordinary people.
10.Yasyaa kadaksha mrudu veekshana deekshanena,
Sadhya samullasitha pallavaullalaasa,
Viswam viparyaya samutha viparyayam praak,
Thaam deva deva mahishim sriyam asrayama.
I surrender to the Sri the consort of God of Gods,
Due to the power of whose glance by the corner of her eyes,
The World which has become benumbed during the deluge ,
Became greatly joyous as well as active .
11.Yasyaa kadaksha veekshaa kshana laksham lakshithaa mahesaasyu,
Sri Ranga raja mahishi saa mamampi Veekshathaam Lakshmi
11.Oh queen consort of Ranganadha , Oh Lakshmi , please glance on me also,
AS even if her glance rests on one place even for a second would grant inestimable prosperity.