Carnatic Musings

Carnatic Musing 26 – Navarathri – Day 4 – Composition on Goddess Varalakshmi

Goddess Varalakshmi

Composer

Mysore Vasudevachar – Please refer https://karnatik.com/co1032.shtml for biography and list of compositions

Audio Link

ML Vasanthakumari – Please refer https://www.dropbox.com/s/eyb6im4jgl5edya/Varalakshmi%20Namosthuthe%20-%20MLV%20dvw83ghYz1M.mp3?dl=0. Kindly note that there is a sloka on Lakshmi preceding the audio.

Meaning in English

Sri Varalakshmi, my prayers to you, oh granter of boons, the better half of Narahari (Vishnu). You removes waves of obstacles, oh the lotus eyed one. You are seated on a golden lotus; Lord Indra prays you and bows at your feet. You are the dearest of Vishnu as. Vasudeva. Indra and Devas worship you. LordBrahma prays you. You are adorned with splendorous gems. The wish-fulfilling creeper of the devotees, you have a smiling beautiful round face.

Meaning in Tamil

பல்லவி

வரம்தரும் வரலட்சுமியை வணங்கிடுவேன், மாயவன் மகிழும்…..வரம் தரும்

அனுபல்லவி

ஆம்பல் விழியாள் அலையென வரும் துயர் தீர்ப்பாள், பொன்

தாமரை உறையாள் அமரேந்திரன் அடிபணியும் பொற்பாதாள்

…..வரம்தரும் வரலட்சுமியை

சரணம்

வாசுதேவன் விழைந்திடும் வாசவனும் விண்ணோரும் வணங்கும்

வேதியனும் ஞானியரும் போற்றும் பொன்மணிமாலை அணியும்

அடியார்க்கு அருளும் கற்பகக்கொடியாம் புன்னகை பூத்திடும்

அழகு நிறை வட்ட வதனம் நிறை …..வரம் தரும் வரலட்சுமியை

Sanskrit Verses

पल्लवि

वरलक्श्मि नमॊस्तुते वरदॆ नरहरि सुखदॆ

अनुपल्लवि

अरविन्द लॊचनॆ अघ ब्र्न्द मॊचने अरुणम्बुज वर सदनॆ अमरॆन्द्रनुत चरनॆ

चरणम्

वासुदॆव विनुतार्थॆ वासवदि वन्दितॆ भूस्य्रादि सॆवुतॆ

भासुरमणि भूशितॆ दासजन् कल्पलतॆ धरहसितॆ सुव्र्त्तॆ

English Transliteration

P: varalakSmi namOstutE varadE narahari sukhadE

A: aravinda lOcanE agha brnda mOcanE aruNAmbuja vara sadanE amarEndranuta caraNE

C: vAsudEva vinutArthE vAsavAdi vanditE bhUsurAdi sEvitE

bhAsuramaNi bhUSitE dAsajana kalpalatE dharahasitE suvrttE

Meaning of the Sanskrit Words

प्ल्लवि

वरलक्श्मि – Vara Lakshmi

नमॊस्तुते – salutations

वरदॆ – boon giver

नरहरि – Narahari – Vishnu

सुखदॆ – delights

अनुपल्लवि

अरविन्द – lotus

लॊचनॆ – eyes

अघ – troubles/nuisance

ब्र्न्द – wave

मॊचने – release/liberate

अरुणम्बुज – अरुण अम्भुज – golden lotus

वर सदनॆ – dwell

अमरॆन्द्रनुत – Indra bows

चरनॆ – feet

चरणम्

vAsudEva vinutArthE vAsavAdi vanditE bhUsurAdi sEvitE

bhAsuramaNi bhUSitE dAsajana kalpalatE dharahasitE suvrttE

वासुदॆव – Vishnu

विनुतार्थॆ – विनुत अर्थ – Vinuta is Sanskrit in origin and it has no particular meaning. Vinuta maybe a modern derivative of the name Vinata meaning modest, humble or a derivative of the name Vineeta meaning well-principled, disciplined. अर्थ is object of desire

वासवदि – Indra and others

वन्दितॆ – bowed / prayed

भूस्य्रादि – भुसुर अदि – brahma & others

सॆवुतॆ – serve/pray

भासुरमणि – splendid gems

भूशितॆ – adorned

दासजन् – devotees

कल्पलतॆ – kalpa creeper . (Wish granting creeper)

धरहसितॆ – धर हसित having smile

सुव्र्त्तॆ – well /beautifully rounded,

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