JAI AMBE GAURII MAIYAA
NISHADINA TUMAKO DHYAAVATA
HARI BRAHMA SHIVAJII
Glory to you, O divine Mother Gauri, glory to
you, O Parvati, who are so rich in maiden grace (virgin beauty), the object of daily meditation by Vishnu, Brahma and Shiva!
MAANGA SINDUURA VIRAAJATA
TIKO MRIGA MADAKO
O Ambe! On your forehead is a resplendent mark
of vermilion along with a mark of musk (signifying good luck). Your twin eyes are bright and your face beautiful as the moon.
KANAKA SAMAANA KALEVARA,
Your body with a tinge of gold is splendidly
dressed in red attire; on your throat lies a wreath of red blossoms like a beautiful necklace.
KEHARI VAAHANA RAAJATA,
KHADAGA KHAPPARA DHAARI
NARA MUNIJANA SEVATA,
TINAKE DUKHA HAARI
Your vehicle, the lion, is, O Mother in keeping
with your splendid form; you bear a sword and a skull in your hands, and on you attend the gods, men, hermits and your votaries
whose grief you drive away.
KAANANA KUNADALA SHOBHITA,
SAM RAAJATA JYOTII
You are adorned with rings on your ears and with
pearl on the tip of your nose, your radiance looks as splendid as that of myriad of suns and moons.
SHUMBHA NISHUMBHA BIDAARE,
O slayer of the demon Mahisha, you tore apart
the bodies of Shumbha, Nishumbha and Dhuumravilochana. (In the battle waged against them) your eyes reflected a frenzy of
fury everyday and night.
TUMA KAMALAA RAANII
TUMA SHIVA PATARAANII
You are the beloved consort of Brahma, Rudra
and Vishnu. The Vedas and the Shastras describe you as the queen consort of Shiva,
CHAUSATHA YOGINII GAAVATA,
NRITYA KARATA BHAIRON
AURA BAAJATA DAMARUU
Sixty-four Yoginis chorus your praise and glorify
you, while Bhairava (Shiva) dances in tune to the accompaniment of the sound of tambour (mridanga) and drum (damaru).
TUMA HO JAGA KII MAATAA,
TUMA HII HO BHARTAA
KII DUKHA HARTAA,
SUKHA SAMPATI KARTAA
You are mother of the universe, its sustainer,
reliever of your devotees’ affliction and bestower of happiness and prosperity.