Kanakadhara Stotra, Ode to the Mother of Prosperity



Being and Becoming
Purusha and Prakriti
He and She
Sah and Saa
Are inextricably entwined !
The Two in One !
She is fond of Him
Like the female beetle
In love with Tamala tree
She finds Bliss
In the Body of the Lord
May She who is all this
With Her Maya, Magic
Bestow Prosperity all round
By Her glance auspicious !


Vande vandaru mandara mindirananda kandalam
Amandananda sandoha bandhuram sindhura nanam


Like the bee black
Flitting about the flower lotus
Does  the beautiful eyes dark
Of the Mother Divine
Fall on Lord Hari's face !
Let that glance divine
Be bestowed upon me
To bless me with Prosperity !


Angam hareh pulaka bhusana masrayanti
Bhrungow ganeva mukula bharanam tamalam
Angikruta khila vibhuti rapangaleela
Mangalyada stu mama mangala devatayah



Since the eyes of the Lord
Art in the realm of Bliss
Blissful in the Bliss of Self
Knowing not the eyes dark
Of the Universal Mother
Fall on His Lotus Face
Ever and ever in love
May that glance divine
Bless me with Prosperity !

Mugha muhurvidadhati vadane murareh
Prematrapa prani hitani gata gatani |
Maladrusormadhu Kariva mahotpaleya
Samesriyam disatusagara sambha vayah|

Not only is the Lord adorned
With the rosary holy
The beauteous glances
Of ravishing Lakshmi
The Goddess of Properity
Grace his face divine
May that glance mystic 
Bless me with Prosperity !

Visva marendra pada vibhrama dana daksha
Mananda hetu radhikam mura vidviso pi 
Easannisidatu mayi kshana mikshanardha
Mindivarodara sahodara mindirayah 


She is like Lightning
Illuminating clouds dark
Wealth supra mundane
Resting on the Lord
May She, known as Bhargavi
Daughter of Bhargava, Sage
Grant auspiciousness
On this humble devotee !

Amilita ksha madhigamya mudamukunda
Mananda kanda manimesa mananga tantram
Akekarasthita Kaninika pakshma Netram
Bhutyai bhavenmama bhujanga sayanganayah

As he was the receipient of Grace
Manmatha, the Lord of Love
Attained access to the Supreme
Personality of Godhead !
O Grace Bestower,
O Lovely Goddess Lakshmi
Bestow Prosperity
On this devotee humble !

Kalambuda lilalitorasi kaitabhare
rdharadhare sphurati ya thati daganeva
Matussa masta jagatam mahaniya murti
Rbhadrani me disatu bhargava nandanayah


Indra in Heaven
Is blessed by Thy Grace
Such is the effect benign
Of Thy ravishing glance !
May this glance divine
Fall on this humble devotee
Lifting him up
To high prosperous levels !

Bahvantare murajitah srita kowstubeya
Haravaliva harinilamayi vibhati
Kamaprada bhagavato pikatakshamala
Kalyana mavahatu mekamala layayah

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