Saint Vadhi Raja Theertha
Lakshmi Shobane was written by the maha rishi Shri shri Vadhiraj. This Lakshmi shobane is like a mangal sutra for all sumangali’s (married women). Lakshmi Shobane is considered to be a weapon for raksha (protection) which has to be chanted every day in every house. For scholars, this is considered to be sheersagar that gives knowledge as amrita.
The story starts with Avatharaof Lakshmi.Then she walks through the crowd of devas to choose her husband.She Chooses Lord Narayana. The marriage is celebrated/Lord Hari takes the form of Mohini and distributes nectar to devas and later Varuna(ocean) gives presents to all assembled including the groom .The sloka numbers describing each event is given below
1-14 prayer to protect bride and groom
15-24 examining other devas
25-65 Lakshmi compares Narayana with other devas and decides to marry hm
66-70 she chooses Narayana as her husband
71-75 .Ocean (Varuna) starts arranging for marriage
76 -90 Sumanagis invite the groom to the stage
91-96 marriage rituals
97- 100 Mohini avathara and distribution of nectar
101- 106 gifts to guests and groom
107-110 Vadhiraja tells why he wrote this book
110-112 effect of chanting it
Though I live in Karnataka my knowledge of the Kannada of those days is limited.I have completely depended on the English text and translation given with commentary in http://www.sumadhwaseva.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/Lakshmi-Shobaane-English.pdf
All that I have done is to rewrite it in a summary form with out comments.My typing of Kannada words may be of poor quality. Fortunately the text in various languages is available in nhttp://www.sumadhwaseva.com/devaranama/lakshmi-shobane/ .Please refer to it .
Based on these assumption also all Madhvas sung this song before and during the wedding time. It is also assumed that all bride and bride grooms are in the form of Lakshmi and Narayana to bless them, to wish them and to protect them this song is sung. There were words like rakshisale namma vadhuvarara, salahali nammma vadhuvarara, palisale namma vadhuvarara.
It is also presumed that by singing this song on the occasion of wedding bride and bride grooms, their life will increase and they will live happily and peacefully. This composition of Sri Vadiraja has become very popular because of the above reasons and also stands high as for as the conveying the message and understanding the things in a better way.
Devotees also sing it on all auspicious occasion and also do Parayana
You can hear the entire song sung https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmcLn9lCsp0
.Shobana vennere surarolu shubaganige shobhana venni suganaige,
Shobhana vennere trivikrama rayage shobhanavennisura priyage
Tell Auspiciousness, to the pretty one among devas, tell auspiciousness to the one with good qualities.
Tell auspiciousness to lord Trivikrama, tell auspiciousness to the one dear to the devas.
Text of Lakshmi Shobane
1.Lakshmi naraya charanakke saranamembe , pakshi vahanageraguve,
Pakshi vahanaraguve anudhinarakshisali namma vadhu varara
Telling that I surrender to the feet of Lakshmi Narayana, I pray to the God who travels on bird,
I pray to him who travels on a bird and request him to protect bride and the groom
2.Pala sagaravannu lilayalli kadeyalu bale Mahalakshmi udisidalu,
Bala Maha lakshmi udisidala, devi palisali Namma Vaduvarara
AS a sport when he churned the ocean of milk, the girl mahalakshmi rose up from there,
Let The girl Mahalakshmi who rose up , protect the bride and groom
3.Bommana pralayadhalli, thannarasi yodu gudi summane yagi malady yappa,
Namma narayananag yiramme gadigadigu janma janma vembudu avatara
In the deluge of Lord Brahma , Narayana along with his queen was simply lying on pupil tree leaves,
For our Narayana, taking birth with goddess Lakshmi every time is an incarnation
4.Kambu kantatha sutta, kattidha mangala suthra , ambuja veradu karayugadi,
Ambujaveradu karayugadi dharrisi pithambara vuttu mer edalu
He tied the Mangalya suthra on her conch like neck and she kept two lotus flowers in her hands,
Holding the two lotus flowers in her hands, wearing the yellow silk, she walked along
5.Ondu karadarinda abhaya anivale, mattodo kayyinda varagala,
Kundilla dhanavanda sandoha unisuvaindire namma salahali
With one hand showing blessings and with other hand giving boons,
Pouring wealth like rain , let that goddess protect us
6.Poleva kanchiya dhama uliva kinkinkau nalivakalamduge ghalalenalu,
Nala nalasuva muddu mogada cheluve lakshmi salahali namma vadhu vara
Shining golden waist belly, anklets making bell like sound of gal, gal,
Goddess lakshmi with charming and shining face, may she look after out groom and bride
7.Rannada molegattu chinnada abharanagala chenne mahalakshmi darisidhale,
Chenna mahalakshmidharisidala devi thanna maneya vaduvarara salahali
The golden mahalakshmi wears golden ornaments studded with ruby and pearl,
Let that golden mahalakshmi wearing gold look after her home’s bride and groom.
8.Kumbha kuchada mele imbitta haragalu tumbigurula muka kamala,
Tumbigurula muka kamalada mahalakshmi jagadambe vadu varara salahali
Pretty garlands over her pot like breasts, with lotus face surrounded by curly black hair,
Let that Mahalakshmi with lotus face surrounded by curly black hair look after the bride and groom
9.Muttina oleyannittaleMahalakshmi, Kasthuri thilaka Darisidale,
Kasthuri thilaka Darisidala devi, sarvatra vadhuvara salahalli
Mahalakshmi is wearing ear studs of pearls and is wearing tilaka of musk,
Let the goddess wearing tilaka of musk always look after the bride and groom
10.Ambuja nayanagala bimbhadarada sasi bimbademteesuva mugutimaniya,
Bimbademteesuva mugutimaniya mahalakshmi umbudikiyali vadhu vararuge
With lotus like eyes, red lips like Bimba fruit, with face like full moon,
Mahalakshmi with red lips and face like full moon grant wealth to the bride and groom
11.Muttina akshatheyittu navarathnada mukutava nettiya mele darisidae,
Nettiya mele darisidala devi, thanna bhakthiya janara salahali
Wearing a crown studded with nine precious gems sprinkled with pearl like rice on her forehead,
Let the goddess who is wearing the crown on her forehead look after her devotees.
12,Kunda mandhara jaji kusumagala vrindada chandadha turubige turubidale,
KUnda vrindada komale Mahalakshmi krup[ayinda vadhu varara salahalli
Wearing collection of jasmine , mandhara, jathi and jasmine on her pretty hair,
Let the pretty Mahalakshmi as attractive as gold , with mercy look after the bride and groom
13.Yendhendhu badatha aravindada maleya indire poleva koralali,
Indire ploeva korelalao darisidale avalindu vadhu varara salahalli
The lakshmi wears never fading garland of Aravinda flowers on her neck,
Let Mahalakshmi who wears the garland in her neck look after the bride and groom today
14.DEvanga patteya melu hoodikeya bhale mahalakshmi darisidale,
Bhale mahalakshmi darisidala devi tanna sevaka janara salahani
The lass Mahalakshmi wore the silk woven for gods,
Let the lass mahalakshmi who wore that, look after all her devotees
15.Lakshmi deviya kalu umgura ghalukenalu lolakshi mellane nade tandalu,
Salagi kullirda surara sabheya kandu alochisidalu manadalli
The Goddess lakshmi seeing her toe rings making gal gal sound walked slowly,
And Seeing the devas who were sitting in a row , she started thinking
16.Thanna makkalakunda tane peluvudakke mannadi nachi Mahalakshmi,
Tanna madimdali kareyade obbobbaraunnamta dhosha galennisadalu
Feeling that they are all her children, feeling shy, she told to herself,
Without calling and without taking their names in mind,
She did bother about good and bad of each of them
17.Kelavaru taleyuri tappagarindu punyava gali siidareu phalavilla,
Jvalisuva kopadhi saapava koduvaru lalane yanivaru olisuvare
Some of them standing upside down were doing penance , though there was no use,
And were burning in anger and were prepared to give a curse, The lady thought, how is it possible to marry them?
18.yella satragolodi durlabha jnanava kalisi koduva gurugalu,
Ballida dhanake marulagi varibbaru sallada purohithakolagadaru
The gurus (Brahaspathi and Shukra) who after learning all satras and engaged in teaching rare wisdom,
Getting desire for large money, got involved in work of priest for they were not fit.
(lakshmi walked past them)
19.Kama nirjitan obba kaminigesothobba bhaminiya hinde haaridanu obba,
Kamandhanagi muniyakamini gaididavanobba,kamadhi guruthapagmi yobba
One had left passion(Brahma) , Another who ran behind lovers who went behind Vishnu as lady(Shiva)
One who became blind with lust and abducted wife of sage(Indra) , one who has snatched wife of his own guru(Chandra)
20. Nasavaraiswaryava bayasuvanobba pararasrayisi baluva Iswaranobba,
Hasyava madi hallu durisi kondavanobba okkananobba
One who is love with his temporary position , A god who depends on others(Lord Shiva).
One who made fun of yaga and got his teeth broken(poosha), one who is without legs(adhi sesha) one with only one eye(Shukra)
21.Mavana kondobba marulagi hanu gada harvanakondobbabalalida,
Jivara kondobba kulagedemdinasida sivanindobba Baayada
One who roamed as a ghost to kill his father in law(shiva), one who had a bad time due to curse of a Brahmin(Indra),
One who was born in a family and killed all (mrutyu), and one who was made nonexistent by Shiva( Manmaatha)
22.Dharma untobbanalli, hemmeya heasarige ammamma takka gunavilla,
Kshameya bittobba narakadalli jivara marmava metti kolisuva
One of them has dharma, great name but he has no suitable character,
As he is losing his patience and is trampling and killing beings in hell.(Yama)
23.Khalan anthe obba tanage sallada bhagyava, balidaganji barigida,
Durlabha mukthige duravande enisuva patala talake ilida gadhaa
One of them as if he was wicked due to inappropriate luck, returned empty handed,
And was far away from difficult to get salvation and was made to stay in Patala (Maha Bali)
24.Ellarayuyushyavava shimsumaara deva, salleelayinda tolagisuva,
Olle naanaivara nithya mutttaidhe endu ballavarenna bhajisuvaru
All other person’s life span is controlled by a God as Shimsu tree as a sort of sport,
Without accepting those with end of life span, I accept him and be a perennial sumangali, praise him (God Narayana)
25.Prakruthhiya gunadhindakattuvadedhu nanaa vikruthigolaggagibhava dalli,
Sukha Dukha vumbabommadi jeevaru, Dukkakhe dooralimpa enageneye
Tied by the properties of nature are the various defects in the samsara,
The souls created by Brahma ,suffer joy and sorrow and they are not equal to me and are far off from me.
26.Obban avanaa maga mattobban avana momma, obban avanige sahayana,
Obbanavana poruvamattibaru avaniganji abbaradalavaga sulivaru.
One of them is his son(Brahma) , another is his grand son(Shiva), one of them is his bed,(Adhisesha)
One of them carries him (Garuda) and two of them scared of him always go round him in the sky (Surya and Chandra)
27.Obbanavana naamakanji bechcuva gada , sarbarigavaa amrithava,
Sarbarigava amrithavanu nisuva avanobbane niranishta niravadhya.
Is there not one who got scared by his name gets perturbed(Yama), necter to everyone,
He is the only one giving nectar to every one, who is not undesirable nor has any blame
28.Niranishta niravadhya emba shruthyarthava oredu nodalu naraharige,
Naraka yaathane salla durithadhi duranige marula mana bandanthenudiyadhiru
With proper discipline , Narasimha can never be blamed, so say the meaning of all Vedas,
Oh ignorant one , he is far removed from suffering like hell and they are only your misunderstandings
29.Ondhondhu gunagalu iddhavu ivaralli, sandanisive bahu dosha,
Kundella ashtilladha mukundane tana gendu, indire pathiye nenedalu
He has several merits in him, in others many flaws are present,
Goddess Lakshmi thought that Lord Vishnu is her groom without even a speck of doubt
30..Deva,rishi viprara kondhu thanna udaradhalli ittu, theevratha haarige durithava,
Bhava janarembare aakaladhele shivana lingava nilisuvare
After killing devas, sages and Brahmins, He keeps them in his belly during deluge, has that hari any flaws,
Will those who know the truth say, that on the banyan leaf he worshipped Shiva linga?
31.Hasivu , trishe, jare marana roga rujinagalemba,asura pisachigala bhayavemba,
Vyasana, barabaraadu emba naarayange, pasu modalagineneyadu.
To Narayana , hunger , thirst, death, disease, mental diseases,
Fear to Asuras and ghosts, does not arise and he does not have hunger or any other thing .
32.Taa dukhiyadare surararatiya kaledu modava ivudake dharegagi,
Madhava baahane kesarollumulugidava parara, bandhipa kesarabidusuvane
If it is possible to become sad, to remove the sorrows of deva and others, will Madhava,
Come down to earth , get dipped in mud and remove them and give them joy.
33.Bommana layadalliiddavage laya unte, janma layavilladhavanige,
Ammiyanunni sidha yashdeyagidale , amma ivage hasirishenyunte
Vishnu was there when Brahma got dissolved, does he have destruction , without death where is birth,
Did Yasodha who fed Lord Krishna exist then, no, How can he then have hunger.
34.Aga bhakshya bhojyavittupoojisuva, yogigalnte, dhana dhanyaa,
AAga dorakumbudhe paka maduva vahni, matta galelihudu vicharisiro .
At the time of deluge where there yogis who offered food and worshipped, and at the time of deluge,
Was cereals and wealth available, think about the availability at that time?
35.Rogavaniva vata pitha asleshma, aaga kudduvade rameyodane,
Bhogisuvage durithava nenevare I gunadhige duritha nenevare eneyunte
At the time of deluge were there vatha, Pitha, And Kapha which caused diseases to Narayana,
Did those who enjoyed with Lakshmi , have at any time experience difficulties, Is there any one equal to this treasure of good characters?
36.Ramme deviya ranaappi kondippudu,rammeyarasagerati kanniru,
AmoghaIf the great virayavu chalisadare pralayadalikumaarar yake janisaru.
Narayana embraced Goddess Lakshmi then , see the play between Lakshmi and Narayana,
If the great virility is released, at the time of deluge why were no children born.
37.Ekatra nirnitha sashtra artha paratrapi , bekamba nyayava tiliduko.
Sri Krishnan obbane sarva doshakke silukkenembodu salahalike
Understand that the meaning of Sasthras told in one place should be taken to other places,
Only sri Krishna is free from all defects and knowing this will lead you to salvation.
38.Yella jagava nungi dakkisi kondavage salladu rogarujinavu,
Balla vaidhyara keli ajirthi mulavalladilla samastha rujinavu.
He is one who swallows all worlds , digests them and does not have mental or physical diseases,
Ask any great doctor , for all diseases are the root cause indigestion
39.Intha murthiya olakomba naraka bahu bhranthaa ninelinda toruvelo,
SAnteya marula hogelo ninna maata santaru keli sogasaru.
Are you mad, Can you show any Hell that can contain the form of this great god,
Oh silly person , get lost , hearing your such words the saints would not be happy
40.Sri Narayanara janani janakara naanemba vaadi nudiyelo.
Jaanaru darind ariya moola roopava tori sri Narasimhanaavathara
Oh debater Do not tell that you are the mother and father of Narayana,
Wise people know that the root form is his incarnation as Lord Narasimha
41,Ambudhiya udakadali odedu muddhida korma, emba sri Hariya pitanaaru,
Emba Sri Hariya pitanaaru adarinda svayambhugalella avathara
The tortoise came out from ocean barking it is Hari , who is his father?
So who is father of Hari and so incarnations are all born of their own.
42 DEvakiya garbhadalli devan avatharisida, Bhavavanu balla Vivekigalu,
Yi vasudheyolage krishange janmava ava pariyalli nudiveyo
The God took incarnation in womb of Devaki, Are the wise people able to understand it?
In this world the birth of Lord Krishna, took place in what manner, Can you tell how?
43.Avalisuvagayasoda devige , deva tannolage hudugidda,
Bhuvanavellava toridudillave aa Vishnu garba doladaguvane
Did not he show the entire world to lady Yasoda while yawning,
Within himself , will that Vishnu be contained within her womb?
44.Aaneya maanadalli adagusidavarunte, aneka koti ajaandavaa,
Anu roma kupadalli alda sri Hariya janani jataravu olagumbude
Can an elephant be made to fit in a measuring cup, Can that Hari who ruled/measured ,
Several crores of universes within his hair root , be contained in mother’s womb?
45.AAdarinda Krishnanige janmavembadu salla.madananivane kumaranu,
Kadanadi kanegala ivanedege sevane, sundateribivanintu silkuvane.
Because of that there is no birth to Krishna, Lord Manmatha is his son,
Standing against him, will a son shoot arrows at his father’s chest? How can he be attracted by women?
46.Adarinda Krishanige para nari sanghava ko vidaraada budharu nudidavare,
Sadarave yi maatu sarva vedangulumudadinda taavu stuthisuvabu?
Because of that Krishna wise men say Krishna has no contact with other women.,
Are these words right? Out of happiness you and the Vedas praise him.
47.Endha bhagavathada chandada naattanu manda maanava manasige,
Tanduko jagake kaivalyaviva mukundage kundu korate salladu
Oh foolish men , learn by heart the wonderful words told in Bhagavatha,
To Lord Hari who grants salvation to the world , cannot have defects or shortcomings
48.Hathu varshadha kelagemakkalattikeyalli chitha striyarige eraguvade,
Arti inda archisida gokuladakanneyara sathya sankalpaberatidda
When boys below ten years are playing, would their mind be attracted by women?
True imagination would be that girls of Gokula worshipped him with devotion.
49.Hathu mathu aaru saasira striyalli hathu hattenipa kramadinda,
Puthrara veeryadalli srushisidavarunte arthiyinda srushti harigidu.
Would one have virility to create in a sequence ten children
In sixteen thousand wives? This creation was a mere expression of joy of Hari
50..Roma romakoopa kotivrikangala nirmisi gopaalarateralisida,
Namma sri Krishnanu makkalasrijisuva mahime ballavarige salahalige
From each of the roots of his hair he created crores of wolves to push away GOpa Balas,(from Gokulato Brindavana)
The greatness of way of creating children of Sri Krishna,will protect those who understand
51.Mannaneke medde emba yasodhage sanna bayyologejagangala,
Kannare torida namma sri krishnana ghannate ballavarige salahalike
To the yasoda who told that he swallowed mud, in his small mouth of Krishna,
All the universes appeared before her eyes, Those who understand his greatness will be protected.
52.Narada sanakadhi modalanda yogigalu naariyarige marulahaare,
Orante sri krishnana adigadigeraguvare aaradhisutha bhajjisuvare.
Can ladies attract Narada ,SAnaka and all other sages,
Would such sages bow to lord Krishna at each step they take and would they keep on worshipping him?
53.Ambuja sambhava trayambaka nodalaada nambidavarige vara vita,
SAmbhramadha suraru ellashtu kopakkeimbidravina bhajissuvare
To Lord Brahma , to lord Shiva and to all who believed in him, he gave boons,
If he had anger as much as gingelly, would all devas worship him with all eagerness.
54avan angushtava toleda ganga devi paavanalennisimereyale,
Jeevana seruva paapavakalevalu yi vasudevage enayunte
Ganga who washed his thumb, became famous as one who purifies,
She became one who removes the sins that get added to life of beings, Is there any one equal to vasudeva?(whose toe she washed)
55.Kilbisha viddare agra pujeyanu saraba rayara sabheyolage,
Ubbida mnadinda dharmraja maaduvane kobbadirelo paravaadi.
iF sin were there in Krishna, would dharma puthra have honoured him,
with top worship with great pride in the hall?oh you who argues do not be arrogant.
56.Saavillada haarige naraka yaathane salla jivantharige nrakadalli,
Novanivane nimma yama devanu gova nee hariya gunavarriya
To the deathless Hari , who does not go to hell, would you god Yama,
Cause pain in hell to those who are alive, Oh Cowherd did you understand the characters of Hari?
57.Narakavaaluva yama dharma raya tanna narajanmadologe pora lisi,
Marali tan narakadali poralisi koluvanu kuru n inna kuhaka koladalli
Would Yamadharma Raja who ruled over hell send himself to human birth
And again sent himself to hell to be tortured, oh silly person your bad arguments lie in Mud
58Bomana nuru varsha pariyantha pralayadalli summeneyaagimalagirda namma,
Narayanange hasi trishe jare marana duskarmangalu todasuvare.
During deluge , which is hundred years life span of Brahma, Lord Narayana without any work ,
Was lying down and for him hunger , thirst , disease , death or sorrow due to past Karma did not apply
59.Rakkasara astragalinda gaayavade yada akshaya kayada sri Krishna,
Tuchcha yama bhatara sastrakalu ukuvanalla hucha nee hariya gunavariya.
Due to the weapons of Rakshasas , Sri Krishna with never fading body did not get wounded,
The weapons of the silly soldiers of Yama do not bother him at all, Oh mad person you do not know the powers of Hari
60.KIchchanungidanu namma sri Krishnanu tucha narakadolu analanige,
Bechuvanalla adarinda ivage naraka mechuvaralla budharella
Our Krishna once swallowed forest fire and so the fire of hell was silly to him,
And he was not bothered about it and wise men do not accept that he was in hell
61.Maneyali kshameya talada vira bhata, rana rangadalli kshamisuvane,
Anuvaagi namma hitake manadologina Krishna muniva kaalake mahattaha.
Will the valorous soldier who cannot withstand patience at home , bear it in the battle field,
Krishna becoming one who lives in our mind as an atom for our well being, at time of death grows in to huge form.
62.Thaya potteyindhamula roopava thori aayudha sahitha poravantha,
Nyaaya kovidharu puttithanembare baayige bandanthe bogalidiru
His basic form armed with weapons came out of the womb of his mother,
Would experts in justice say that he was born, do not bark all words which come to your mouth
63.Utta pitambara thotta bhushanagalu yitta nava rathnadha mukutavu,
Mettidha kuruha yedayalli torida shri vittala puttidhanenabahudhe
Wearing yellow silk, wearing ornaments, crown studded with nine valuable gems,
Having the mark of sri vathsa on his chest , Can we say God Vittala was born
64.Risha hamsa mahishamushaka vahana very maanisaranthe suliva surarella,
Eseva deveshanara sahasakkemanidaru kusumana bhanige sariyunte.
Climbing on swan , vehicles such as buffalo or mouse all the devas looking like humans went around,
Trying to shoot their weapons on God Krishna just for adventure but are they equal to him who has a lotus on his navel?
65.Ondhondhu gunagal.u yiddavu yivaralli sandanisave bahu dosha,
Kundelli ishtadhilladha mukundane tannagendu indire patiye nenedalu.
He has several merits in him, in others many flaws are present,
Goddess Lakshmi thought that Lord Vishnu is her groom without even a speck of doubt
66.Inthu chinthisi reme santa raamana padavu sathosha mannadi nenevutha,
SAnthoosha mannadi nenevuta tanna kantaniddedege nadedalu.
Thinking thus Lakshmi with a mind thought about sri rama’s feet,
With a happy mind, thinking she walked to the place where her darling was standing
67.Kandarapa kotigala geluva saundaryada chandavagidda cheluvana,
Indire kandu ivane tanage pati, yenda avana balige nadedalu
Seeing him Winning over crores of Manmatha, with perfect features of beauty and being handsome one,
Lakshmi decided that he will be her husband and walked towards to the place he was.
68.Yitharada surarasuttanodutha, lakshmi chittava kodadhenasunagutha,
Chithava kodade nasunagutha bandu purushothama kandu namisidalu.
Like this seeing the surrounding devas, without even thinking about them, smiling gently,
Without bothering her mind and smilinmg pleasantly, seeing the great lord Vishnu, saluted him.
69.nAanaa kusumagalinda maadidha maaleya shrinaari thanna karadhalli,
Pinakandharada trivikrama rayana koralina melittu namasidalu.
A garland made of various types of flowers was taken in her hand by Lakshmi,
And was put on the neck of TRivikrama who had a perfect neck and she saluted him.
70.Utha pombatteya tottabharanagulu itta navarathnadha mukutava,
Dushta mardanenba kadeya pendegala vattidha harige vadhuvadalu.
Wearing golden cloths, wearing ornaments , placing a crown of nine costly gems,
Wearing heaps of wrist ornaments, she became wife of hari killer of bad people.
71.kombu chengahalegalu, maddalagalu, Thabatte bheri patahagalu,
Bhom bhom emba shankha dollumaurigalu, ambudheeya manayally esedavu.
The ocean’s wedding hall resounded with horn , brass instruments, one sided drums big drums , kettle drums,
Making sound of bhoom, bhoom, conch , heavy dreams and smaller drums
72.Arghya paadya achamanamodalaadha shodasa arghya pujeyitta naliyage,
Oggada manadindadhare yeredane sindhu sadgati yittu salahenda
The ocean performed sixteen type of hospitalities like water for drinking, washing, inner cleaning
And such other things, with a full heart and he gave her to him by pouring water and said, “protect me by giving salvation”
73.Vedoktha manthra peli Vasishta , Narada modalaada muniindraru mudadinda,
Vadhu varra mele shobhanada akshadayittu yanu modaviyutta taledaru .
Great saints like Vasishta and Narada recited suitable manthras from Vedas with joy,
And they showered auspicious worshipped rice on bride and groom making them happy.
74.SAmbrahmadinda ambaradi dundhubhi molagalu tumburu naradaru tuthisutta,
Tumburu Naradaru tutisitta padidaru pithambara dharnana mahimeya
With great celebration , with dhundhbhi playing the drum , tumburu and Narada praying,
With thumburu and narada playing , they read about the greatness of one who wears yellow silk.
75.DEva nariyarella bandu odagipaathakaru ovi paadutta kunidaru,
DEva taruvina hoovinamalegalu, shrivarana mele karedaru.
All deva maidens came and assembled gandharwas were singing with devotion and danced,
The flower garlands that were brought by devas were put on the bride and groom
76.Muttu tatnangalinda tettisada haseya nava rathna mantapadi pasarisi,
Rathna mantapadi pasirisi Krishnana muttaidayarella karedaru.
The stage was studded with Rathna and pearls and nine types of gems were spread out there,
And after Rathnas were spread out , all the sumangali women called Krishna and his consort
77.Sesha sayanane baa dosha durane baa , Bhasura kaaya hariye baa,
Bhasura kaaya Hariye baa , Sri Krishna vilasa dinda emma hasege baa.
Oh Lord who sleeps on Adhisesha come , Oh lord who removes all ills come , Oh Hari with a shining body come,
Oh Hari with shining body come , Oh Krishna, please come to our stage with pleasure.
78.Kanja lochanane baa, Manjula murthi baa, Kunjara vara dayakane vaa,
Kunjara vara dayakane baa, sri Krishna niranjana namma hasige baa
Oh lotus eyed one come , Oh Handsom person come , Oh Lord who gave boons to elephant come,
Oh Lord who gives boons to elephant come, Oh flawless Krishna come to our stage
79.AAdhi kaladallialaadelaya mele sri deviyarodanepavadisida,
Sri Deviyarodane pavadisida, Sri Krishnsa modadindemma hasege baa.
In the earlier days He was lying down on a banyan leaf on see with Goddess Lakshmi,
He was lying down with Goddess Lakshmi, Oh Krishna come with joy to our stage
80.AAdhi karananaagi aaga malagiddu , moda jivara tannudaradalli,
Moda jeevara thannudaradalli, imbitta anaadi murthiye hesege baa
As the primary cause you slept keeping in his belly happy souls,
Oh lord who kept happy souls in his belly, oh lord without beginning, come to our stage
81.Chinmaya evan empa nimma manegalalli jyotirmayavada padmadalli,
Rammeyarodagudi ramisuva sri Krishna, namma maneya hasige baa
Saying that you are pervaded with divinity, in your homes, sitting together,
On a lotus with goddess lakshmi he enjoys, Oh Krishna, please come to the stage of our homes
82.Nanaa avatharadalli nambida surarige, aanadaviva karuni baa,
Ananda viva karuni baa, Sri Krishna sri nariyoradane hasege baa
To the devas who had faith in you during various incarnations, mercifully grant happiness come,
Mercifully grant happiness come, Sri Krishna along with Lakshmi come to our stage.
83.Bommana maneyalli rannadapithadi kulitu, ommanadi nehavamaaduva,
Nirmala pujeya karigomba Sri Krishna parabommama murthiye hasige vaa
After seating on a jeweled seat in Brahma’s home,along with Brahma showing single minded devotion
Please accept our Pure worship , Oh Krishna of form of Parabrahma, please come to stage
84.Mukhya prana maneyallibharathiyaaga likki badisida rasaayanava,
SAkkare gudida payasava saviyuva rakkasa vairiye hasege baa.
In the house of lord Vayu BHarathi served you with Rasyana,
And the kheer was filled with sugar and was liked by you , Oh enemy of Rakshasa, please come to the stage
85.Rudrana maneyali rudrani deviyaru, bhadramantapadi kullirisi,
Svadannangalannu badisalu kaikomba muddu narasimha hasege baa
In the home of rudra, Rudrani seated you in a safe seat ,
And offered you tasty mixed rices which you accepted, Oh darling Narasimha please come to the stage
86. Garudana mel eri gagana margadalli tarataradi stutipsa sura striyara,
Mereva gandharvara gaanava saviyuva narahari namma hasege baa
Climbing on Garuda you travelled through sky and the deva ladies prayed to you in various ways,
And you the glorious one enjoyed music of gandarwas, Oh oiur Narasimha please come to the stage
87.NImma annana manayalli sudharma sabheyalli ummeya rasa namisida,
Dharma rakshakanenipa Krishna krupayinda parama murthiye hasege baa
In your brothers(Indras) house, in the hall of Dharma, Parvathy’s consort Shiva saluted you,
Oh Krishna is known as protector of Dharma, Kindly oh divine God come to the stage
88.Indrana manege hogi adithike kundalavittu, andadapujeya kai gondu,
Andada poojeya kai kondu sura tharuva indiregitta hariye baa
You who went to Indra’s home and made Aditi wear her ear globes, and accepted a great worship,
He who accepted a great worship[, and gave the flower of Kalpaga tree to Indira(Sathya bhama) , please come to the stage.
89.Nimma neneva muni hrudayadalli nelasida, dharma rakshakan yenisuva,
Sammata vaaggidha pujeya kaikomba niseema mahima hasege baa.
Your memory resides in the heart of sages, you are called the protector of Dharma,
Your accept the worship that is done properly, You have unlimited greatness, do come to the stage
90.Muttina sattige, navarathnadha chamara, sutta naiva sura striyara,
Nrityava nodutha chithra vadhya mangala sampathina hariye hasege baa
You have Pearl necklaces, chowrie fan made of nine type of gems, with deva maidens dancing round you,
You are seeing the dance which is accompanied by various musical instruments , Oh Hari come to the stage.
91.Ennalu nagutha bandu haseya mele, vanithe lakshmi yogada goodi,
Anantha vaibhavadhi kulitha krishnana naalkudinaduthsava nadesidaru
When they told like this He came and sat down on the stage along with Goddess Lakshmi,
With endless festivities they performed the wedding of Krishna who sat down for four days
92.Atterenipa gange yamune saraswathi bharatti modalada sura sthriyaru,
Muttina akshatheyannu shobhana vennutha tanm artiya aliyage taledaru.
Termed as mother in law , Ganga, Yamuna, Saraswathi, Bharathi and other deva ladies,
Chanting “Be auspicious” showered pearl like rice, on their beloved son in law
93.Rathnadha aarthige sutta muttane thumbi muttaidarella dhavalada,
Muttaidarella dhavaladha padana padutta a lettidare srivarige
For the aarthi with Rathna gems All sumangalis crowded around them,
All sumangalis crowded around them singing songs they took aarthi to Goddess Lakshmi
94.Bomma tannasai kude banderagida ummeyarasa namisida,
Ammararellaru bage bageudugoegala rammeyarasige salisadaru
Brahma with Saraswathi came and worshipped, The lord of Parvathy saluted them,
All the deities together offered Goddess Lakshmi various type of gifts
95.Sathyaloka bomma kausthubha rathnavanitta, muktha suraru mudadinda,
Muthina kanthi sara Mukhya prananitta mastaka maniya Shivanitta
Brahma od Sathya loka gave them Kausthubha gem , devas who became free gave pearls,
Lord Vayu gave shining chain of pearls and Lord Shiva gave gem for the head.
96.Tannarasi koode savi nudi nudivaaga vadanadallidda agnikedadanthe,
Vahni prathishteya maadi avanologidda tannahuthiyitta surarige
When he spoke with his queen he spoke sweet cool words, without putting off the fire residing in the mouth,
And he rekindled the fire and gave his fire as ahuthi to the other deities.
97.Kobbida khalarodisi amritha anna oottakke, ubbida harshadalli unisalu.
Ubbida harsha dali unnisa bekendhu sindhu sarabarige deya maddisida
After driving away the evil rakshasa, the lord of ocean prepared nectar like food and with full of joy made people eat,
With full of joy , wishing to make them eat, Lord of ocean(father in law) showed kindness to all.
98.Maavana maneyallidevarigautha nava danavaru kedisadebidaendhu ,
Dhanavaru kedisade bidarendu sri Krishna devastri veshava Darisida
In his father in law’s place, the rakshasas were intent on spoiling the feast for devas,
And with an intention of not allowing Rakshasas to spoil, Sri Krishna assumed a form of a lady
99.THanna saundarya dinda thannanatha madiyaada lavanyadhi merevanija patiya,
Hennu rupava kandu kanne Mahalakshmi ivaganyarekundu beragaadalu
Seeing that her lord was showing his endless beauty which was much greater than herself,
In the form of a lady, the youthful Mahalakshmi was stunned, thinking why does he need her?
100.Lavanya mayavaada hariya stri veshakke bhavukeyarella marulage,
Maavara sudheya kramadhinda badisi thana sevaka surarigunisida
To the very pretty woman form of Lord Hari , all those there became enchanted,
The nectar of the father in (ocean) was gradually served to deva servants(devas)
101. Naagana mele taa malagiddaga aagale jagava jatanadi,
Aagale jagava jatanadhi dharisendu naaga baliya nadesida
When he was sleeping on the top of the serpent, at that time for protecting the world,
At that time for protecting the world, he performed wedding of Adhi sesha and eight elephants (supporting the world)
102.Kshudheya kalevanava rathnadha maaleya muddhinanda vaaridhi vidhigitta,
Chadura haarava Vayu devarigitta, Vidhuvina kaleya shivagitta
With great joy, the ocean presented a garland of Navarathna , which satisfies hunger to Brahma,
That clever one gave a garland to Lord Vayu and a portion of the moon to Lord Shiva
103.Shakra modaladha dik palakarike sokkida chaudantha gajangala,
Ukkida manadintha kotta varunamadumakkaalaayushyava belesenda
To Indra and other guardians of directions Varuna gave strong elephants,
With four horns and said, may the life span of grooms and bride increase
104.Matte devendranege parijathavanitta, chithava seleva apsara sthriyara,
Hatthu saavira kotta varuna deva hari bhakthiya manadi belesenda
Again the God Varuna gave Indra the wish giving tree , ten thousand divine,
Apsara dancers who steal the mind, and told “grow devotion to Hari in minds of people”
105.Poleva navarathnadha raashiya tegetehedu ulida amararige salisida,
Ulida amararige salisida, samudhralaluhidanavara manegalege
Then the ocean liberally took Navarathna gems to the remaining devas,
To the remaining devas he gave liberally and then he sent them back to their homes
106.Unnatha navarathna mayavaada aranmanayeya,Chen nemagalinda virachasi ,
Tanna aliyage sthirava maadikotta innondu kadeyadi idadanthe
With high quality nava rathna gems he built a palace following proper rules
And gave it to his son in law, so that he will not step out to any place
107. Hayavadana tanna priyalaada lakshumige jayavitta ksheerambudhiyalli,
Jayavitta Ksheerambudhiyalli Sri Krishna dayadhi namellara salehalli
Lord Narayana(Hayagreeva) gave his sweet heart Lakshmi victory in the ocean of milk,
Gave victory in ocean of milk, Let Lord Krishna mercifully protect us
108. Yi padana maadida vadhirajendr munige Sri Pathiyada Hayavadana,
Taapava kaleedu thanna sri charanasa mipaullittu salhali
To the sage Vadhi Raja who composed this , let Lord Vishnu who is Hayagreeva,
Remove his sufferings and keep him near his feet and protect him
109.Intu swapnadalli kondadisi konda lakshmi kantana kanen anisida,
Santara mechina Vadhi Rajendra Muni panthadi pelida padavidhu
Thus Lord Narayana who is consort of Lakshmi appeared in the dream,
Of sage Vadhiraja who is praised by other saints and told him to write by this method
110.Shriyarasa Hayavadana priya Vadhi raja raya rachisida padavidhu
Ayushya bhavishya dhina dhinaker hechuvudu niraayasadinda sukhipparu
This is the poem composed by saint Vadhi Raja who was dear to lord Hayagreeva,
Life span and wealth would grow to those who recite and they will enjoy happiness without any fatigue
111.Bommana Dhinadalli ommomme yi madhuve krammadhi madi vinodisuva,
Namma narayananugu yi rammega diggu diggu asuramohanave narana thane
In one day of Brahma again and again this marriagewas performed as per rules, let us enjoy,
Let Lord Narayana and Goddess Lakshmi enjoy this human which drives away wicked ones
112.Madhuveya maneyalli yi padana paadidhare, madhu makkailge mudamahudhu,
Vadhuugaligevaale bhagya dhina dhinake hechuvadu madana ayyana kripayinda
If this work is sung in the house where marriage takes place, The groom and bride would become happy,
The bride will have more marital bliss day by day by the blessings of Father of Manmatha