IshAnAdi (audio)

 

rAgam: sahAna             tALam : rUpakam

Composer : muttusvAmi dIkShitar

 

pallavi

IshAnAdi shivAkAramancE shIvakAmEshvara vAmAnkasthitE namastE namastE    { IshAnAdi }

 

charaNam

shrI shAradA samsEvita pArshvayugalE shrngArakalE vinatashyAmalA
bhagalE durAshApaha dhurINatara sarasijapadayugalE murAri guruguhAdi
pUjita pUrNakalE sakalE pAshAnkushEkshukArmuka pancasumabANahastE dEsha kAla vastu rUpa divyacakra madhyastE
{ IshAnAdi }

 

Meaning:

O one who sits on a throne comprising Ishana and on the left side of Shiva as Kameshwara, salutations to you!

Worshipped by Lakshmi and Saraswati on either side, you symbolise that eternal union with the Supreme!

Your manifestations like Shyamala and Bhagala worship you! Your lotus like feet are experts in removing evil desires! You are the complete and supreme form, worshipped by Subrahmanya, Vishnu and others!

You carry the elephant goad, the coiled rope, a sugarcane bow and arrows made of five flowers! You reside in the Sri Chakra which is effulgent and has defined place, time and objects of worship!

Notes:
(i) This kriti describes Devi as depicted in the Sarvananda Chakra, the centre of the Sri Chakra. The throne on which Devi sits is said to be comprising Siva as the plank and Brahma, Vishnu, Isha and Rudra as the four feet. Lakshmi and Saraswati and other deities are said to be waiting on Devi.

(ii) Lyrics/meaning and note(i) from sangeetham.com.