Lord Ganesha

Lord Ganesha

Monday, 12 February 2018

Sri Balambika Ashtakam – Sri Skandhapuranam – Lyrics and meanings



|| Jai Sriman Narayana ||











I shall prostrate before Goddess Sri Balambika who is beloved Empress of  Vaidhyanatha, Oh! Amba, I shall take refuge at your lotus feet and I have no shelter place other than you, kindly protect me.  She is worshiped by Vibudhendhra, she has boundless mercy towards her worshiper, she has performed numerous pastimes and she resides in the heart of living beings and she resides in non living things too, she is adorned in precious ornaments, crown, and earrings, Oh! Balambike, kindly shower your merciful glances on us.  She is gracefully seated on lotus flower, her lotus feet has supreme radiance of precious gem decorated crowns of crores of deities while they prostrate before her, she is adorned in marvelous anklets that produces most attractive jingling noises, she has most beautiful voice, Oh! Balambike, kindly shower your merciful glances on us.   She has the resemblance of bud of lotus flower blooms in the early hours of sunlight, her toe nails has the resemblance to the luster of precious pearls, she is Praneshvari of  Pramathadhinatha/Lord Shiva, she is eminent/skillful, Oh! Balambike, kindly shower your merciful glances on us.  She has attractive bodily features excels the loveliness of celestial apsara, her two arms are powerful like the trunk of elephant, she symbolizes fortune, she is attired in majestic clothe, Oh! Balambike, kindly shower your merciful glances on us.  She is adorned in ornaments decorated in ruby and pearls, she is Maya/great illusionist with slender physical appearance, she is adorned in magnificent crown, thin hair lines from the navel resembles to pack of honey bees, Oh! Balambike, kindly shower your merciful glances on us.  She has slender waist and bud like deep navel, her attractive eyebrows moves beautifully; her forehead excels the beauty of Kandharpa, Oh! Balambike, kindly shower your merciful glances on us.  Her conch shaped neck is adorned in pearl necklaces, she has pleasing smile and it has luster of full moon, and she fulfills all the desires of her passionate worshiper with the nectar like fleeting look, Oh! Balambike, kindly shower your merciful glances on us.   She is adorned in magnificent earrings and it keeps dangling on the neck areas, she has long beautiful eyes resembles to lotus flower petals, she is adorned in marvelous nose pin decorated in gold and pearl, Oh! Balambike, kindly shower your merciful glances on us.  She has beautiful curly hair locks decked in fresh flowers of Malli, various flower buds and flower of Kundha, she is adorned in magnificent crown which has the brilliance of Surya in the early hours of dawn, Oh! Balambike, kindly shower your merciful glances on us. Oh! Balambike, who is beloved Empress of  Lord Vaidhyanatha, Oh! Amba, I shall take refuge at your lotus feet and I have no shelter place other than you, kindly protect me.


Velathilanghya Karune Vibudhendhra Vandhye | Leela  Vinrmitha  Charachara Hrinnivase | Mala Kireeda  Manikundala  Mandithange | Balambike  Mayinidhehi  Kripakataksham ||

Kamjasanadhi Manimanjju Kireedakoti | Prathyuptha Rathnaruchiranjjitha Padhapadme | Manjjeera  Manjjula  Vinirjjitha  Hamsanadhe | Balambike  Mayinidhehi  Kripakataksham ||

Praleya Bhanu Kalika Kalithathiramye | Padhagrajavali Vinirjjitha  Maukthikabhe | Praneshvari  Pramathalokapathe : Pragalbhe | Balambike  Mayinidhehi  Kripakataksham ||


Janghadhibhir Vijitha  Chiththaja Thoonibhage | Rambhadhimardhava  Kareendhra Karoruyugme | Shambha Shathadhika  Samujjvala Chelaleele | Balambike  Mayinidhehi  Kripakataksham ||

Manikya Mauthika  Vinirmitha  Meghaladye | Maya Vilagna Vilasanmani Pattabandhe | Lolambaraji Vilasannava Romajale | Balambike  Mayinidhehi  Kripakataksham ||


Nygrodha Pallava Thalodhara Nimnanabhe | Nirdhootha  Hara Vilasath Kucha Chakravake | Nishkadhi Manjjumani Bhooshana Bhooshithange | Balambike  Mayinidhehi  Kripakataksham ||


Kandharppa  Chapa Madhabanga  Krithathiramye | Bhruvallari  Vividha Cheshtitha  Ramyamane | Kandharppa  Sodhara Samakrithi Phaladheshe | Balambike  Mayinidhehi  Kripakataksham ||


Mukthavali Vilasa Dhoorjitha Kambukande | Mandhasmithanana  Vinirjjitha  Chandhrabimbe | Bhaktheshta Dhananiratha  Amrithapoornna  Dhrishte | Balambike  Mayinidhehi  Kripakataksham ||

Karnnavalambi Manikundala Gandabhage | Karnnatha  Dheergha Navaneeraja Pathranethre | Swarnnayakadhi Manimauthika  Shobhinase | Balambike  Mayinidhehi  Kripakataksham ||

Lolambaraji Lalilathalaka Jalashobhe | Malli Naveena Kalikanava Kundhajale | Balendhu Manjjula  Kireeda Virajamane | Balambike  Mayinidhehi  Kripakataksham ||

Balambike  Maharajji Vaidhyanatha  Priyeshvari | Pahi Mam Amba  Kripaya Thvadhpadha  Sharanam Gatha: ||

|| Ithi Sri Skandhapurane  Sri Vaidhyanathamahathmye Sri Balambikashtaka Sthothram Sampoornnam ||

|| Jai Sriman Narayana ||