Tripura Sundari Sthavam [1]

Tripurasundari Vijaya Sthava
[Ode of Victory to Tripurasundari]
Translated by P. R. Ramachander

[The goddess Tripura Sundari in her aspect as Shodasi is represented as a sixteen-year-old girl, and is believed to embody sixteen types of desire. The Shodasi Tantra, a treatise on the Tantra, describes Tripura Sundari as the radiant light in the eyes of Shiva. Adi Sankara has written a great ashtakam extolling her. This is another great prayer addressed to her.]

Kalpondhitha chanda bhanu vilasddeha prabha manditha,
Kalambodha samana kunthala bhara karunya vara nidhi,
Kadhyarnangitha manthra raja vilasadkoodathryopasitha,
Srichakradhi nivasini, vijayathe Srirajarajeswari. 1

Victory to Rajarajeswari, who lives in the middle of Sri Chakra,
Whose body shines like the Sun at the time of final deluge,
Whose hair is heavy and black like the thick blue cloud,
Who is an ocean of mercy and who is meditated by the ka chants.

Ethath praabhavashalineethi nigamairadhyapyanalokitha,
Hemambhoja mukhee chalath kuvalaya praspardha malekshana,
Enangamsa samana phala, phalakaprollasikasthurika,
Srichakradhi nivasini, vijayathe Srirajarajeswari. 2

Victory to Rajarajeswari who lives in the middle of Sri Chakra,
Whose power has not been defined till today, even by Vedas,
Who has a face like the golden lotus, whose eyes win over the petals of lotus,
And who in her crescent like forehead, has a thialaka of musk.

Eeshath phulla kdamba kudmala maha lavanya garvapaha,
Snigdha swacha sudhantha kanthivilasan mandasmithalankrutha,
Eeasathwadyakhileshti sidhiphaldha, bhakthya nathanaam sada,
Srichakradhi nivasini, vijayathe Srirajarajeswari. 3

Victory to Rajarajeswari who lives in the middle of Sri Chakra,
Who is decorated by the power of her smile,
Which is due to the shine of her pretty teeth,
Which defeat the just opening buds of Kadamba trees in beauty,
And who always grants to her devotees all their wishes and godliness.

Lakshya lakshya vilagna desa vilasadromavalee vallaree,
Vrutha snigdha phala dwaya bramakarothunga sthani sundaree,
Rakthasoka sumaprapatala dhukulachadhithangi mudha,
Srichakradhi nivasini, vijayathe Srirajarajeswari. 4

Victory to Rajarajeswari who lives in the middle of Sri Chakra,
Who is pretty due to her creeper like hair which spreads from aim to aim,
Who has pretty busts which make one suspect them as two round palatable fruits,
And who covers herself with cloths of the red colour of Asoka flowers.

Hreengari sura vahini jala gabheeravartha nabhirghana,
Sroni mandala bara manda gamana kanchi kalopojwala,
Sundadhanda suvarna varna varna kadalikandopamorudwayee,
Srichakradhi nivasini, vijayathe Srirajarajeswari. 5

Victory to Rajarajeswari who lives in the middle of Sri Chakra,
Who says Hreem, who has a belly button which reminds one of,
The whirlpool in the divine rivers, who walks slowly due to her heavy middle part,
Who shines in her golden waist belt and who has two thighs in the shape of,
Elephant’s trunk and which are as soft as the golden banana pseudo stem.

Hasthaprojwala dikshu karmukha lasadpuspeshu pasangusa,
Hadhyarnangitha manthra raja nilaya haradhibhir bhooshitha,
Hastha prantharanath suvarna valaya, haryaksha sampoojitha,
Srichakradhi nivasini, vijayathe Srirajarajeswari. 6

Victory to Rajarajeswari who lives in the middle of Sri Chakra,
Who holds bow made of sugar cane, flower arrows, rope and goad in her hands,
Who lives in chants of letter ha, who wears ornaments like chain,
Whose hands make jingling sound due to golden bangles,
And who is being worshipped by Lord Vishnu and Shiva.

Samrakthambuja pada yugma vilasad manju kwana noopura,
Sasarnava tharanaika tharanir lavanya varanidhi,
Leela lola thamam shukam, madhuraya samlalayanthi gira,
Srichakradhi nivasini, vijayathe Srirajarajeswari. 7

Victory to Rajarajeswari who lives in the middle of Sri Chakra,
Who wears jingling anklets in her two feet similar to blood red lotus,
Who is the treasure house like a boat which helps us cross the sea of life,
Who is the sea of prettiness and who fondles us with,
The sweet sing song voice of a parrot.

Kalyani karuna rasardhrahrudhaya kalyana sandhayinee,
Kadhyarnangitha manthra lakshitha thanusthanwi thamonasini,
Kamesanga vilasini kalagiramavasabhoomi shivaa,
Srichakradhi nivasini, vijayathe Srirajarajeswari. 8

Victory to Rajarajeswari who lives in the middle of Sri Chakra,
Who does good, who has a melting merciful heart, who manages good,
Who is worshipped by chants starting with ka, who destroys ignorance,
Who shines with body which makes god of love proud, who is the home,
Of pretty words and who is the personification of peace.

Hanthum dhanava pungavam rana bhuvi prochanda bandadhidham,
Haryakshadhyamararthitha bhagawathi divyam thanumasritha,
Sri matha lalithethyachinthya vibhavair namnam sahasrai sutha,
Srichakradhi nivasini, vijayathe Srirajarajeswari. 9

Victory to Rajarajeswari who lives in the middle of Sri Chakra,
Who was requested by devas like Haryaksha to kill the fierce,
Asura called Bandasura and assumed a divine form in the battlefield,
And was praised with thousand names like Lalitha which are unimaginable.

Lakshmivaga gajabhir bahu vidai roopai sthuthapiswayam,
Neerupa guna varitha trijagatham matha cha chidroopini,
Bhakthanugraha karanena lalitham roopam samasadhitha,
Srichakradhi nivasini, vijayathe Srirajarajeswari. 10

Victory to Rajarajeswari who lives in the middle of Sri Chakra,
Who is being praised for assuming many forms like Lakshmi, Parvathi and Saraswathi.
Who of her own self does not have any properties,
Who is the mother of all the three worlds,
Who is the true form of wisdom and who assumes.
A simple form only to bless her devotees.

Hreenkaraika parayanartha janatha samrakshane deekshitha,
Hardham sathamasam vyapohithumalam bhooshnurhara preyasi,
Hathyadhi prakatagha samghadalane daksha cha dakshayani,
Srichakradhi nivasini, vijayathe Srirajarajeswari. 11

Victory to Rajarajeswari who lives in the middle of Sri Chakra,
Who has decided to protect people who continuously chant Hreem,
Who is the Shiva’s sweet heart, who is capable of pardoning,
Hard hearted sins like killing and destroying of other beings.

Sarvanandamayi samasthajagatham ananda sandhayanee,
Sarvothunga suvarna shaila nilaya, samsara sakshi sathi,
Sarvairyogichayai sadaiva vichitha samrajya dhana kshama,
Srichakradhi nivasini, vijayathe Srirajarajeswari. 12

Victory to Rajarajeswari who lives in the middle of Sri Chakra,
Who is the store house of all happiness, who manages to make,
All the beings of the world happy, who lives on the lofty golden peak,
Who is Sathi devi the witness of life, who cures all sorts of diseases,
Who is always being searched for and who is the most patient of all worlds.

Kanyaroopadhara galabja vilasan muktha lathalankrutha,
Kadhikshanthamanupavishta hrudhaya, kalyana sheelanwitha,
Kalpanthoth bhatathandava pranudhitha, sri kamajithsakshinee,
Srichakradhi nivasini, vijayathe Srirajarajeswari. 13

Victory to Rajarajeswari who lives in the middle of Sri Chakra,
Who takes the form of an unmarried girl,
Who shines with her neck decorated by a creeper,
Whose heart gets attracted by those who chant those chants with ka,
Who behaves with grace and goodness
Who dances at the time of deluge.
And who is the witness to the curiosity created by desire.

Lakshya bhakthi rasardhra hruthsarasije sadbhi sadaradhitha,
Sandrananda mayi sudhakara kala gandojjwalanmoulike,
Sarvani sarana gatharthi samani sachinmayee sarvadha,
Srichakradhi nivasini, vijayathe Srirajarajeswari. 14

Victory to Rajarajeswari who lives in the middle of Sri Chakra,
Who lives in the hearts drenched by devotion,
Who is being always worshipped by good people,
Who has a form full of mega happiness,
Who wears the crescent of moon on her head,
Who is the consort of Shiva in her all pervasive form,
Who consoles those who come seeking her protection,
And who is the form of true knowledge and who gives everything.

Hreengarathraya saputathi mahatha manthrena sampoojitha,
Hothri Chandra sameerana agni jala bhobaswannabhoroopini,
Hamsa sohamithi prakrushtadishanair aradhitha yogibhi,
Srichakradhi nivasini, vijayathe Srirajarajeswari. 15

Victory to Rajarajeswari who lives in the middle of Sri Chakra,
Who is being worshipped by the great chant made up of three hreems,
Who is in the eight forms of sacred offering, moon, air, fire, water, earth,
Sun and the sky and who is being worshipped by great yogis,
Who worship her in the ultimate form of hamsa soham.

Sreengarambujahamsika, srithajanaksemangari sankari,
Srungarai karasakarasya madanasyajjevika vallari,
Srikamesaraha sakhicha lalitha srimadgruharaditha,
Srichakradhi nivasini, vijayathe Srirajarajeswari. 16

Victory to Rajarajeswari who lives in the middle of Sri Chakra,
Who is the swan on the lotus of the sound Sree,
Who is Sankari who looks after her devotees,
Who is the one who enthuses Cupid, who is the ocean of passion,
Who is Lalitha, the wife and friend of Kameshwara,
And the one who is being worshipped by all the planets.

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