akhilANDEshvari (audio)

 

rAgam: dvijAvanti         tALam : Adi

Composer : muttusvAmi dIkShitar

 

pallavi

akhilANDEshvari rakshamAm Agama sampradAyanipuNE shrI {akhilANDEshvari}

 

anupallavi

nikhila lOka nityAtmikE vimalE nirmalE shyAmalE sakalakalE {akhilANDEshvari}

 

charaNam

lambOdara guruguhapUjitE lambAlakOdbhAsitE hasitE
vAgdEvatArAdhitE varadE varashailarAjanutE shAradE
jambhAri sambhAvitE janArddananutE dvijAvanti rAganutE
jallI maddala jarjharavAdyanAdamuditE ~nAnapradE {akhilANDEshvari}

 

Meaning:

Akhilandeswari! Expert in the scriptures and traditions! Protect me!

 

All pervasive one! Gentle one! Unblemished one! Scarlet hued one! Embodiment of all the arts!

 

Object of worship for Ganesha and Subrahmanya! Effulgent with long tresses and a beatific smile!

Worshipped by Saraswati! Giver of boons! Worshipped by the King of the Mountains! Sarada!

 Respected by Indra and worshipped by Vishnu and the raga Dvijavanti! Giver of knowledge!

The instruments Jhalli, Maddala and Jharjhara please you!

 

Notes:

This kriti is on Akhilandeswari, the presiding deity at Tiruvanaikka. The raga name

appears in the charanam. The Goddess has Ganesha facing her and Subrahmanya behind her in

the temple. This was planned by Adi Shankara to reduce the anger of the Goddess.

 

Meaning/notes from sangeetham.com, with some  modifications.