Annapurbashtakam
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                                         Annapurnashtakam

                      Translated in to English verse

                                         By

                              P.R.Ramachander

 

      These prayer gems addressed to Annapurneswari , the queen mother of Varanasi is one of the greatest stotras in existence. Chanting or singing this will help one to achieve all ambitions.

 

 

Nithyaananda kari,Varaa abhya karee,

Soundarya rathnaakaree,

Nirddhotahakila ghora pavaanakaree,

Prathyaksha Maheswaree,

Praaleyachala  vamsa pavavakaree,

Kasi puraadheeswaree,

Bhikshaam dehi, krupaa valambana karee,

Mathaa Annapurneswaree.

  

Hey , Mother Annaprneswari1,

Who is The  Goddess of Kasi2,

Who helps others with kindness,

Who makes all days deliriously happy,

Who gives boons and shelter to all,

Who is the epitome of all beauty,

Who cleans up all sorrows from life,

Who is the ever-visible Goddess of the world,

Who is  the  star of the family of Himavan3,

Please give me alms,

Ocean of kindness and compassion.

 

Naana rathna vichitra bhooshana karee,

Hemaambaradambaree,

Mukthaa haara vilamba maana vilasa,

Dwakshoja kumbaan dharee,

Kasmeera garu vasithaa ruchi karee,

Kasi puraadheeswaree,

Bhikshaam dehi, krupaa valambana karee,

Mathaa Annapurneswaree

 

Hey , Mother Annapurneswari,

Who is The  Goddess of Kasi,

Who is adorned with jewels of variety,

Who is dressed in  golden silk,

Who  has a beautiful chest,

Adorned with golden chains full of gems,

Who is the epitome of all beauty,

Please give me alms,

Ocean of kindness and compassion..

 

Yogaanandakaree ripu kshyakaree,

Dharman artha nishtaakaree,

Chandrarkaanala bhasa maana laharee,

Trilokya rakshaa karee,

Sarvaiswarya samastha vaanchithakaree,

Kasi puraadheeswaree,

Bhikshaam dehi, krupaa valambana karee,

Mathaa Annapurneswaree

 

Hey , Mother Annapurneswari,

Who is The  Goddess of Kasi,

Who gives bliss through Yoga4,

Who destroys enemies,

Who makes dharma5  and wealth permanent,

Who shines like moon , sun and fire,

Who takes care of all the three worlds,

Who gives all the wealth,

Who fulfills all wishes,

Please give me alms,

Ocean of kindness and compassion..

 

Kailaasaachala kandharaa laya karee,

Gowree , umaa sankaree,

Kaumaree nigamartha gochara karee,

Omkara beejaksharee,

Moksha dwaara kavata patana karee,

Kasi puraadheeswaree,

Bhikshaam dehi, krupaa valambana karee,

Mathaa Annapurneswaree

 

 

Hey , Mother Annapurneswari,

Who is The  Goddess of Kasi,

Who lives in a cave in Mount Kailasa6,

Who is also called Gauri7, Uma8 and Sankari9,

Who is an ever-blissful maiden,

Who is known only through  meaning of Vedas10,

Who is personification of “OM11”,

Who opens the gates of  Moksha12,

Please give me alms,

Ocean of kindness and compassion..

Drusyaa drusya vibhootha vahana karee,

Brhmaanda  bhando dharee,

Leelaa nataka suthra kelana karee,

Vijnana deeptham guree,

Sree viswesa  mana prasaadhana karee,

Kasi puraadheeswaree,

Bhikshaam dehi, krupaa valambana karee,

Mathaa Annapurneswaree

 

 

Hey , Mother Annapurneswari,

Who is The  Goddess of Kasi,

Who is the vehicle of the seen and unseen ,

Who is carrying  the universes inside her,

Who cuts of attachment to this world,

Who is the beacon of light for all science,

Who  makes the Lord of Universe happy,

Please give me alms,

Ocean of kindness and compassion..

 

Urvee sarva janeswaree bhagawathee,

Maatha krupaa sagaree,

Venee neela samaana kunthala dharee,

Ananda dhaneswaree,

Sarvanandakaree  bhayaa shubhakaree,

Kasi puraadheeswaree,

Bhikshaam dehi, krupaa valambana karee,

Mathaa Annapurneswaree

 

 

Hey , Mother Annapurneswari,

Who is The  Goddess of Kasi,

Who is the Goddess of earth and its beings,

Who is the knowledge, wealth and valour of the world,

Who is the ocean of compassion,

Who has lustrous blue hair,

Who gives happiness to all,

Who is personification of happiness,

Please give me alms,

Ocean of kindness and compassion..

 

Aadhi kshaantha samastha varna nikaree,

Shabho tribhaava karee,

Kasmeeraa tripureswaree  trilaharee,

Nithyaamakuree sarvaree,

Kamaa kamksha karee janodhaya karee,

Kasi puraadheeswaree,

Bhikshaam dehi, krupaa valambana karee,

Mathaa Annapurneswaree

 

Hey , Mother Annapurneswari,

Who is The  Goddess of Kasi,

Who is described by all alphabets,

Who gives Shambhu13  the three powers,

Who is Kashmira14 the Goddess of three cities,

Who is the intoxicant in three forms,

Who gives rise to daily existence,

Who is the enemy of all sorrows,

Who fulfills the desire of  every one,

Who is dawn in life of all,

Please give me alms,

Ocean of kindness and compassion.

 

Devee sarva vichitra rathna rachithaa,

Dakshayanee sundaree,

Vama swadu payodhara priyakaree,

Sownhagya maaheswaree,

Bhakthaabhishtakaree, sadaa shubhakaree,

Kasi puraadheeswaree,

Bhikshaam dehi, krupaa valambana karee,

Mathaa Annapurneswaree

 

Hey , Mother Annapurneswari,

Who is The  Goddess of Kasi,

Who is adorned with all precious gems,

Who is the daughter of Daksha15,

Who is the epitome of beauty,

Who feeds all the world her milk of song and  writing,

Who is the Goddess of all ,

Who is the fortune of all,

Who fulfills the wishes of devotees,

Who always does good,

Please give me alms,

Ocean of kindness and compassion.

 

Chandrakaanala koti koti sadrusaa,

Chandramsu bhimbaan dharee,

Chandrakaagni  samaana kunthala dharee

Chandrarka  varneshwaree,

Maala pustaka  pasasangusa dharee,

Kasi puraadheeswaree,

Bhikshaam dehi, krupaa valambana karee,

Mathaa Annapurneswaree

 

Hey , Mother Annapurneswari,

Who is The  Goddess of Kasi,

Who is like billions of moon , sun and fire,

Whose smile is like the rays of the moon,

Whose hair has the luster of moon, sun and fire,

Who is coloured like the moon and the sun,

Who has a chain of beads and a book in her hands,

Who has a  spear and  rope also in her hands,

Please give me alms,

Ocean of kindness and compassion.

 

 

Kshatrathraanakaree, mahaa bhayakaree,

Mthaa krupaa sagaree,

Sakshaan mokshakaree sadaa shiva karee,

Visweshwaree sridharee,

Daksha krundha karee niraa mayakaree,

Kasi puraadheeswaree,

Bhikshaam dehi, krupaa valambana karee,

Mathaa Annapurneswaree

 

Hey mother Annapurneswari,

Who is the Goddess of Kasi,

Who protects the duties of kings,

Who gives great protection,

Who is the great mother,

Who is  the ocean of mercy,

Who gives perennial salvation,

Who always does good,

Who is the goddess of all universe,

Who  has all the wealth in the world,

Who insulted  Daksha15,

Who gives great health,

Please give me alms,

Ocean of kindness and compassion.

 

Annapurne sadaa purne,

Sankara praana vallabhe,

Jnana vairagya sidhyartham,

Bikshaa  dehee cha parvathy.

 

Hey , Mother Annapurneswari,

Who is the darling of Sankara16,

Please give me  alms,

Of knowledge and  renunciation.,

For me forever.

 

Mathaa cha Parvathy Devi,

Pithaas cha Maheswara

Bandhawa Shiva Bhakatamscha,

Swadesho Bhuvana Trayam.

 

My mother is Goddess Parvathy17,

My father is God Maheswara18,

My relations are the devotees of Shiva,

And my country is the universe.

 

1-A form of Parvathy with a pot of food in one hand and ladle in another.

2-Modern Benares , the holiest city of Hindus

3-The Himalaya Mountains , the father of Goddess Parvathi

4-A mental and physical disciopline used by Hindus to get Moksha.

5-The ultimate duty   

6-The Mountain on which  Lord Shiva and Parvathy live.

7,8,9 –Names of Goddess Parvathy.

10-The four holy books of Hindus.

11-Pranava the first and most holy sound

12-Salvation  or hindu concept of becoming one with God

13-Name of God Shiva

14-One of the names of Goddess Parvathy

15-Father of Sati devi  alias Goddess Parvathi

16-Name of God Shiva

17-Literally daughter of mountains, the consort of Lord Shiva

18-Lord of the the Universe , a name of Lord Shiva

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                    Annapurnashtakam