Request for meaning of this Ambal Stuti

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Chitram
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#1 Request for meaning of this Ambal Stuti

Post by Chitram » 11 Jul 2010, 00:56

RAGAM : Kedaragowlai Talam : Adi

SLOKA
Sankaran udan aadi inalgalai theerkum
Icha sakthiye charanam Amma
Ganagai nathanin idam amarnthu abhayam azhikkum
Kriya sakthiye saranam Amma
Engum amaithi nilavida cheiyum
Gana sakthiye saranam amma
Mangalam pongida cheivai matha
Parasakthiye charanam amma

Pallavi:
Devargalai Kathidave deviyum thondrinal
Padam panivorkku varam tharuval Devi

Paadakan asuran Rakthabijanai vendrai
Maayavi Mahishasanayum maithital Devi

Dikvijayam seithar Shankaranai kandal
Vekki thalai kunidal Sundaranukku maalaiyital

Pakkam amarnthargal Thumbikaiyonum Kandanum
Thakka samayam vadar Pathanjali Thyaga patharum

Jal jal jal ena salangaigal asaiya
Dhan dhan dhan ena thalamum olikka
Gana Gana ganavena mathalam mulanga
Paal vannakuzhalai bakthiyodisaikka
Dhan dhana dhanavena gana mazhai pozhiya
Devargal karam koopi padam paniya

Icha sakthi
Kriya sakthiye
Mona sakthiye

Thathom thathom ena shiva sakthi adida
Mandalam pugazha vazhthital Dev
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#2 Re: Request for meaning of this Ambal Stuti

Post by rshankar » 11 Jul 2010, 02:39

First installment: The viruttam with corrections:

Sankaran uDan ADi innalgalai tIrkum icchA SaktiyE SaraNam ammA
ganagai nAthanin iDam amarndu abhayam aLikkum kriyA SaktiyE SaraNam ammA
engum amaidi nilaviDa Seiyum gAna SaktiyE Saranam ammA
mangaLam pongiDa SeivAi mAtA parASaktiyE Saranam ammA

I seek refuge (SaraNam) in you, Oh mother (ammA) who embodies will power (icchA SaktiyE) and who, dancing (ADi) along with (uDan) Siva (Sankaran), destroys (tIrkum) pain/afflictions (innalgaLai)!
I seek refuge in you, Oh mother who embodies the power (Sakti) of action (kriyA), and who, existing (amarndu) [1] in the left (iDam) half of the body of Siva, the lord (nAthanin) of gangA (gangai), grants us (aLittiDum) freedom from fear (abhayam)!
I seek refuge (SaraNam) in you, Oh mother who embodies the energy of cosmic music (gAna SaktiyE), who ensures (Seiyum) that peace (amaidi) is permanently established (nilaviDa) everywhere (engum)!
Oh supremely powerful (parASaktiyE) devi, please make (SeivAi) auspicious prosperity (mangaLam) to spread/flourish (pongiDa) everywhere! I seek refuge (SaraNam) in you, oh mother (ammA)!

[1] amarndu literally means 'seated'

Rest will follow.
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#3 Re: Request for meaning of this Ambal Stuti

Post by Chitram » 12 Jul 2010, 03:48

Mr. RaviShankar - Thanks so much! Exactly what I needed.
Have a good day! :lol:
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#4 Re: Request for meaning of this Ambal Stuti

Post by rshankar » 14 Jul 2010, 04:52

The next part:
pallavi
dEvargaLai kAttiDavE deviyum tOnrinAL
padam paNivOrkku varam taruvAL dEvi
pAdakan asuran rakthabIjanai vendrAL
mAyAvi mahishanayum mAittiTTAL dEvi

The dEvi (dEviyum) appeared (tOnrinAL) to protect (kAttiDavE) the gods (dEvargaLai), and will grant (taruvAL) boons (varam) to those that worship/bow down (paNivOrkku) at her feet (padam). He defeated (vendrAL) he evil (pAdakan) demon (asuran), raktabIjan (raktabijanai), and she felled/killed (mAttiTTAL) the demon mahishan as well (mahishanaiyum) who was an adept magician/illusionist (mAyAvi).
anupallavi
dikvijayam seidAL Sankaranai kaNDAL
vekki talai kunindAL sundaranukku mAlaiyiTTAL
pakkam amarndArgaL tumbikaiyOnum kandanum
takka samayam vandAr patanjali vyAghra pAdarum

As the valorous warrior princess, mInAkshI, she waged war and led her armies that were victorious (vijayam SeidAL) in all directions (dik), until she set eyes on (kaNDAL) Siva (Sankaranai), when she was overcome by sudden and inexplicable feelings that made her hang (kunindAL) her head in shyness (vekki). She ultimately married (mAlaiyiTTAL) Lord sundarESvara (sundaranukku). And next to Siva and pArvati sat (amarndArgaL) the lord with the elephant trunk (tumbikaiyOnum) and muruga (kandanum). The sages, patanjali and vyAghrapAdar [1] arrived (vandAr) at this opportune (takka) time (samayam) to behold this wonderful sight.

[1] vyAghrapAda is a sage who asked for, and got the feet (pAda) of a tiger (vyAghra), so that he could leap high into the air and gather fresh flowers from the tops of trees in the forrest.
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#5 Re: Request for meaning of this Ambal Stuti

Post by madhan » 15 Jul 2010, 10:45

rshankar wrote:The next part:
pallavi
dEvargaLai kAttiDavE deviyum tOnrinAL

The dEvi (dEviyum) appeared (tOnrinAL), and will grant (taruvAL) boons (varam) to those that worship/bow down (paNivOrkku) at her feet (padam).
Iam not sure shri.r.shankar.. have u missed "to save the devas" in the meaning?
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#6 Re: Request for meaning of this Ambal Stuti

Post by rshankar » 15 Jul 2010, 16:07

Madhan - yes - I missed that out. Thanks..I have edited my post to give the complete meaning...
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#7 Re: Request for meaning of this Ambal Stuti

Post by rshankar » 19 Jul 2010, 23:33

caraNam
jal jal jal ena salangaigaL aSaiya
dhan dhan dhan ena tALamum olikka
gana gana ganavena mattaLam muzhanga
pAl vaNNa kuzhalai bhaktiyODisaikka
dhana dhana dhanavena gAna mazhai pozhiya
dEvargal karam kUpi padam paNiya
icchA SaktiyE
kriyA SaktiyE
mOna SaktiyE

tatOm tatOm ena Siva Sakti ADiDa
maNDalam pugazha vAzhtiTTAL dEvi


As (the) anklets (salangaigaL) move (aSaiya) to the sounds 'jal jal' (jal jal jal ena), the cymbals (tAlamum) resound (olikka) 'dhan dhan' (dhan dhan dhan ena), the beats of the drums (mattaLam) thunder 'gana gana' (gana gana gana ena), the white (pAl vaNNa) conch (kuzhal) sounds (iSaikka) in devotion (bhaktiyODu), musical (gAna) rain (mazhai) showers (pozhiya) down gana gana (gana gana gana ena), the gods (dEvargaL) bow down (paNiya) with raised (kUpi) arms (kai), and as the world (maNDalam) sings their praises (pugazha) as Siva dances (ADiDa) with pArvati (Sakti) to the sorkattu 'tatOm' (tatOm tatOm ena), the devi gave her blessings (vAzhtiTTAL) to the world. I invoke 'will (icchA) power (SaktiyE)', the 'power (SaktiyE) of action (kriyA)', and the 'power (SkatiyE) of silence/meditation (mOna)'!
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#8 Re: Request for meaning of this Ambal Stuti

Post by Chitram » 19 Aug 2010, 22:10

Ravishankarji - Thanks so much!
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#9 Re: Request for meaning of this Ambal Stuti

Post by pgopa » 15 Jun 2018, 03:32

Any idea about the poet and composer of this beautiful Devi Stuti or Keerthanam?

Thank you in advance,
Priti Gosar-Patil
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