Sritha Kamala from Ashtapadi

Sritha Kamala from Ashtapadi
By Jayadeva
Translated by P. R. Ramachander

[This is a very popular prayer, usually sung in Hindustani and Karnatik music concerts in the Raga Pahadi or Bhairavi.]

1. Sritha Kamala, kucha mandala, Dhritha kundala hey,
Kalitha vana mala jaya jaya deva hare,

You rest on the lotus like breasts of Goddess Lakshmi,
Oh god who wears swinging ear globes,
And also wear garland of forest flowers,
Victory to God Jaya deva and to Lord Hari.

2. Dina mani mandala mandana, bhava khandana hey,
Muni jana manasa Hamsa jaya jayadeva hare.

Your face shines like the disc of Sun,
Oh destroyer of the ties of birth and death,
Oh swan in the hearts of great sages,
Victory to God Jaya deva and to Lord Hari.

3. Kaaliya visha dhara ganjana jana ranjana hey,
Yadu kula nalini dinesa, jaya jaya deva hare

You who defeated the poison bearing Kaliya,
Oh God who entertains lots of people,
And who is the lotus of the clan of Yadus,
Victory to God Jaya deva and to Lord Hari.

4. Madhu mura naraka vinasana, Garudasana hey,
Sura kula kelee nidhana, jaya jaya deva hare.

You who killed Madhu, Mura and Narakasura,
Oh God who sits on Garuda,
And who entertains devas by his sports,
Victory to God Jaya deva and to Lord Hari.

5. Amala, kamala dala lochana, bhava mochana hey,
Tribhuvana bhuvana nidhana, jaya jaya deva hare

You are having holy lotus flower like eyes,
Oh God who frees us from ties of birth,
And whose home is all the three worlds,
Victory to God Jaya deva and to Lord Hari.

6. Janaka suthaa krutha bhooshana, jitha dhooshana hey,
Samara samitha dasa kanta, jaya jaya deva hare

You who made Goddess Sita wear ornaments,
Oh defeater of bad ones,
Who in the war killed the ten headed Ravana,
Victory to God Jaya deva and to Lord Hari.

7. Abhjinava jala dhara Sundara, Dhrutha mandara hey,
Sri Mukha chandra chakora, jaya jaya deva hare

You who are as pretty as the rich new cloud,
Oh God who lifted the mountain,
And whose face is like the moon loved by Chakora* birds,
Victory to God Jaya deva and to Lord Hari.
*Birds who live by drinking moon light

8. Thava Charanam pranatha vayam, ithi bhavaya hey,
Kuru kusalam pranatheshu, jaya jaya deva hare

We salute at your feet,
Oh God who gives prosperity,
Please look after the good of all beings,
Victory to God Jaya deva and to Lord Hari.

9. Sri Jaya deva kaver idham krutha mudam hey,
Mangala ujjwala githam, jaya jaya deva hare

Oh darling God, this shining and auspicious song,
Written by poet Jayadeva,
Is being offered to you,
Victory to God Jaya deva and to Lord Hari.

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