Morning prayer to Meenakshi
Translated by P. R. Ramachander
Jagadamba Kadamba moola vase, Kamala modakendu mandahase. Mada mandira charu druk vilase, Mayi Meenakshi krupam videhi dase.
Oh mother of all universe,
Who lives below a Kadamba tree,
Who has a face like the full moon and Lotus,
Who bestows the world with her sweet smile,
Whose beautiful vision occupies the Madura temple,
And who is my Goodss Meenakshi,
Kindly shower your grace on this your slave.