Ambe Gauri Mata Ji Ki Aarti

Ambe Gauri Mata Ji Ki Aarti

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  • Jai ambe gaurii maiyaa is a Hindu religious song for the deity Maa Ambe. Although the song is a Hindi language composition, it is widely sung by many Hindus within the Indian Diaspora, regardless of their native language. The prayer is sung by the entire congregation at the time of Aarti, a form of Hindu worship.

Jai ambe gaurii maiyaa, Jai shyaamaa gaurii|  
tumako Nishadina 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|
jjvalase dauu nainaa, Chandravana niiko||

"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, Raktaambara raaje|
aktapushpa galamaalaa, Kanthahaara saaje||

"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 |
Sura 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, Naasaagre motii |
Kotika chandra divaakara, 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, Mahishaasura ghaatii |
Dhuumra vilochana nainaa, Nishadina madamaatii ||

"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."

Brahmaanii rudraanii, Tuma kamalaa raanii |
Aagama-nigama bakhaanii, 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 |
Baajata taala mridanga, 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 |
Bhaktana 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."

Bhujaa chaara ati shobhita, Vara mudraa dhaarii |
Manavaanchita phala paavata, Sevata nara naarii ||

"The four arms you have adorned your person, while the hand raised in benediction reveals your benign aspect. Those among men and women who wait on you and worship you have all their cherished wishes ever fulfilled."

Kanchana thaala viraajata, Agaru kapuura baatii |
Bhaalaketu mein raajata, Kotiratana jyoti ||

"In a golden platter are beautifully laid aloe and camphor, both of which have lighted (to be waved before you); in he radiance of your forehead is reflected the splendour of a myriad gems."

Jai ambe gaurii maiyaa, Jai shyaamaa gaurii|  
tumako Nishadina dhyaavata, Hari brahma shivajii ||

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