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Sri Sankara Vijayam - 22
« on: August 03, 2009, 12:43:11 PM »
Annapurna-Ashtakam continues....

7. You who reveals all the letters, from the first to the last!
Mother of the cosmos, gross and subtle, and of its Lord as well!
Ruler of earth and heaven and the nether world,
Who embodies in Yourself the waves of creation, sustenance
   and dissolution!
Eternal, uncaused Cause, who are the thick darkness of the cosmic
dissolution!
You who brings desire in the heart of man, who bestows on him
the well bring of the world!
O You, the Queen Empress of holy Kasi!  Divine Annapurna!
Be gracious unto me and grant me alms!

8. You who hold in Your right hand a ladle of gold studded
with jewels,
And in Your left hand hold a pot of delicious food!
You Giver of good fortune, who fulfills the wishes of Your worshippers!
And brings about their welfare with a mere wink of Your eyes!
You, the Queen Empress of holy Kasi!  Divine Annapurna! 
Be gracious unto me and grant me alms!

9.  You whose radiance burns a million times more bright than sun
and moon and fire;
For whom the light of the moon is but the shadow of Your lips!
Whose ear-rings sparkle like the sun and the moon and fire;
 who shines like the sun and moon!
You, the Supreme Empress, who in Your four hands hold rosary
  and book and goad and dice!
O You, the Queen Empress of holy Kasi!  Divine Annapurna!
Be gracious unto me and grant me alms!

10.  Protectress of the ksatriya line!  Giver of utter fearlessness!
Benign Mother of all!  Ocean of infinite mercy!
You, the bestower of instantaneous Liberation, the Giver of eternal
good!
Provider of Siva's welfare!  Destroyer of every bodily ill!
O You, the Queen Empress of holy Kasi!  Divine Annapurna!
Be gracious unto me and grant me alms!

11. O Annapurna!  You who never lacks for anything, who holds
Sankara's heart in thrall!
O Parvati!  Grant me alms; I supplicate You for the boon of wisdom
and renunciation above all.

12. My Mother is the Goddess Parvati; my Father is Siva, the Lord
whose power none can withstand.
Their worshippers I own as my kith and the three worlds are
my native land.

This Annapurna-Ashtakam, has actually got twelve stanzas.  So,
it is also called Annapurna Stavam.

Arunachala Siva.