Abhirami Pancharatnam

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Abhirami Pancharathnam
(Five gems on Abhirami)

By

Sage Neelakanta Sivan

Translated by
P.R.Ramachander

Ragamalika

(Sage Neelakanta Sivan was a great composer belonging to South Travancore and lived at the end of 19th century. Though a very great composer of Carnatic music Krithis, very many people do not knbow about him. His Disciple Papanasam Sivan is however well known. http://www.carnaticcorner.com/articles/nilakanta_sivan.html as well as http://www.carnatica.net/neelakantasivan.htm give a very detailed account of this composer and his Krithis. Though he is said have composed over 2000 Krithis very few of them are now available. I stumbled on this Abhirami Pancharatnam composed by him in a very old book published by Giri Traders , Madras(1988). )

Ragam Simmendra Madhyamam

1.Annaye Saranam , annayin vadivil ,
Akilathe yennai aala vandhaai,
Kanniye saranam , kandanin thaye
Kazhaladi inaye saranam amma,
Unnaye thozhuthen , oozhvinai ,
Theerkka umaye Thaye saranam amma
Varuvay arulvay vadivambikaye,
Annaye Abhirami umayavale.

I surrender to you mother, you came in the form of mother,
And came in this world to rule over me,
I surrender to you maid, Oh mother of Skanda,
I surrender to the pair of your feet,
I salute only you to remove my fate
Oh mother I surrender to you,
Oh pretty mother, please come and shower your grace,
Oh Mother Abhirami who is Goddess Uma.

Ragam Mohanam

2.Punnagayudane pudhu malar iynthudan,
Kannalum yendhi ninraay Saranam, tirusoolam yendhi thee vinai theerkkum,
Tripura Sundari thaye Saranam,
Bandham aruppay , bhaktharai kaapai,
Parvathi ambikaye thaye Saranam,
Varuvay arulvay vadivambikaye,
Annaye Abhirami umayavale.

I surrender to you who with a smile,
Is holding a sugarcane and five flowers.
I surrender to mother Tripura Sundari ,
Who is holding a trident and removes all bad luck,
I surrender to the mother Parvathi who is Ambika,
And request her, please cut of detachment and protect devotees,
Oh pretty mother please come and shower your grace,
Oh Mother Abhirami who is Goddess Uma.

Ragam :Kapi

Arputham purivay, anbarukku arulvay,
Karpagavalli Karani Saranam,
Paramanai mananthay, varam athu arulvay,
Pasupathi Nayagi Pavay Saranam,
Makishanai vadhaithay , makizhchiyai tharuvay,
Manikka valli maniye Saranam,
Varuvay arulvay vadivambikaye,
Annaye Abhirami umayavale.

I surrender to the vine of camphor who is the subtle cause of all,
With a request to perform miracles and show her grace to devotees,
I surrender the lady who is the consort of Lord Shiva,
The one who married Lord Shiva , with a request to give me a boon,
I surrender to the vine of Garnet who is a gem,
Who killed Mahishasura and request her to give me happiness,
Oh pretty mother please come and shower your grace,
Oh Mother Abhirami who is Goddess Uma.

Ragam:Kalyani

4.Thunbam aruppay, thuyarinai theerpay,
Thureeyamum kadantha chudare Saranam,
Kanniyarkku arulvay, kavalaikal theerpay,
Kali yuga devi Kalyani Saranam,
Ezhayai kappay, yedhen thunaye,
Yengum niraintha yen guni saranam,
Varuvay arulvay vadivambikaye,
Annaye Abhirami umayavale.


I surrender to the flame who is beyond Thuriya state,
And request her to cut my problems and put an end to my sorrow,
I surrender to Goddess Kalyani of the Kali age ,
With a request to show her grace to maids and put an end to worry,
I surrender to the goddess with eight qualities who is everywhere,
With a request to protect this poor man and be his help,
Oh pretty mother please come and shower your grace,
Oh Mother Abhirami who is Goddess Uma.

5.Ragam :Churutti

Yenniyathu arulvay, yenthanai kaapai,
Yezhil oru vani anthadi saranam,
Sakthiyai tharuvay , sangadam theerpay,
Sathiya chelvi Sambhavi Saranam,
Inbathai tharuvay , innalai theerpay,
Imayathu arasiye, vimaliye saranam,
Varuvay arulvay vadivambikaye,
Annaye Abhirami umayavale.

I surrender at the feet of the pretty Saraswathi,
With a request to fulfill my desires and to protect me,
I surrender to the consort of Shambu who is the lady of truth,
With a request to give me strength and to remove my sorrow,
I surrender to the pure one who is the queen of Himalayas ,
With a request to give pleasure and remove difficulties,
Oh pretty mother please come and shower your grace,
Oh Mother Abhirami who is Goddess Uma.

Ragam:Varali

6.Kamalambika Gauri Manohari,
Kathyayani, Kamakshi Thaye,
Vimalambika, Akhilandeswari,
Meenakshi amma , Thaye Kalyani ,
Chamundeswari Sangeetha vani,
Raja rajeswari Sangeetha vani,
Raja rajeswari , samaya Nayagi ,
Kasi visalakshi, Karpagavalli , Abhirami neeye Arul purivaye.

English translation

Please show your grace , Goddess Abhirami,
Who is mother sitting on lotus, Who is the pretty one who is white,
Daughter of sage Kathyayana, mother who has eyes of passion,
The pure mother, the goddess of entire universe,
Mother with fish like eyes, Mother Kalyani,
Goddess of Chamundi hills ,Mother who has musical voice
Goddess of king of kings, Mother who has musical voice,
Goddess of king of kings, Who is the goddess of time,
Visalakshi of Benares who is climbing tendril like camphor.