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Budham Ashrayami Sathatham
Nava Graha Krithis - IV [Mercury]
By Muthuswami Deekshithar
Translated by P. R. Ramachander
Budham ashrayami sathatham, sura vinutham, chandra thara sutham
Budha janair vandhitham, bhoo surair modhitham,
Madhura kavitha pradham, mahaneeya sampadham
Kunkuma samudhyuthim, Guru guha mudha kruthim,
Kuja vairinam, mani makuta hara keyuradhi dharanam,
Kamaneeya thara midhuna kanya pathim, pusthaka karam, napumsakam,
KInkara janamahitham, kilbhishadhi rahitham,
Shankara bhaktha hitham, sadananda sahitham.
I surrender to Budha saluted by Gods,
Who is the son of moon god and Thara.
He who is saluted by the wise and brings joy to Brahmins,
He who gives power to write sweet poems and is the wealth of great people.
He who is the colour of saffron, He who gives joy to Guru Guha,
He who is the enemy of mars, he who wears jewel studded crown,
He who is pretty and lord of Mithuna and Kanya Rasis,
He who holds a book in his hand, He who is a eunuch,
He who does good to servants, he who does not have animosity,
He who blesses the devotes of Shiva and He who is forever happy.