mIna lOcana (dhanyAsi)
2. sarOja daLanEtri
rAgam: sha”nkarAbharaNam, tALam:
nEtri himagiri putri
nI padAmbujamulE sadA
shubhamimmA shrI mInAkSammA
sEyaka varadAyakI nIvale
daivamu lOkamulO galadA
purANI shukapANI madhukara vENI
vaccina vArikellanu kOrke losagE birudugadA
ati bhAramA nannu brOva talli
k.rpAlavAla tALamjAlanE || 1
indumukhI karuNi~ncamani ninu
vEDukoNTini nAyandu jAgElanammA
mariyAda gAdu dayAvatI nIvu ||
sAmagAna vinOdinI guNadhAma
nIvE gati rati kAma kAmyadA
kAvavE nannu || 3 ||
Oh, Goddess mInAkSi, the mother, the goddess whose eyes
resemble the lotus-petal, oh the daughter of the mountain HimavAN, I always
believe in your lotus like feet. Please confer good fortune on me.
Oh, the one who bestows boons, the ancient one, the one who
holds a parrot in hand, whose locks are like the bees, oh, the queen of
sadAshiva! Please do not show disregard. Is there any goddess equal to you on
Are you not renowned for bestowing boons on those who pray you?
Mother, the embodiment of compassion, I can no longer endure this (delay on
Oh, the one with a moon-like face, I plead you in various ways
to show grace on me. Why this hesitation on your part? Oh the compassionate
one! This is not proper.
Oh the Goddess who enjoys the music of sAma vEda, the
repository of all virtues, the one praised by shyAmak.rSNa, oh shuka shyAmaLa
dEvi, the one who fascinates Rati and Manmatha, you alone are my refuge.
Please protect me.
dEvi mIna nEtri (shankarAbharaNam)