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Annapūrṇāṣṭakam

May Mother Who is known as Annapuur.naa, Who is the ruler of Kaa"sii, Who helps with benevolence and support, Whose hands possess eternal bliss, Who has boon and fearlessness in hands, Who is the abode of beautiful gems, Who does purification of the heavily harassed and tormented one, Who is Maahe"svarii in the front of our eyes, and Who glorified the lineage of Himaalaya give me food as alms. May Mother Who is known as Annapuur.naa, Who is the ruler of Kaa"sii, Who helps with benevolence and support, Who endows various jewels and precious stones, Whose apparel is made of white cloth, Who has breast-pots which are adorned by a long shining necklace of pearl, Who is scented by the woods of Kaa"smiira, and Who endows interest give me food as alms. May Mother Who is known as Annapuur.naa, Who is the ruler of Kaa"sii, Who helps with benevolence and support, Who causes the Yaugika bliss, Who causes damage of enemy, Who causes interest in Dharma and Artha, Who has resplendence like the waves of the sun, the moon and the fire, Who does protection of the world, and Who fulfils all the desired worldly wishes give me food as alms. May Mother Who is known as Annapuur.naa, Who is the ruler of Kaa"sii, Who helps with benevolence and support, Who makes Mount Kailaasa caves as Her abode, Who is Gaurii, Umaa, "Sa"nkarii and Kaumarii, Who causes the understanding of Nigama, Who is the root-syllable of O.m, and Who splits the door of mok.sa give me food as alms. May Mother Who is known as Annapuur.naa, Who is the ruler of Kaa"sii, Who helps with benevolence and support, Who carries the existence of the seen and the unseen, Who stores the pot like universe in Her womb, Who does the destruction of the sportive play plots (of the AAtman), Who is the seed of metaphysical sciences, and Who causes happiness to the mind of Universal Lord "Siva give me food as alms. May Mother Who is known as Annapuur.naa, Who is the ruler of Kaa"sii, Who helps with benevolence and support, Who is the earth, Who is the ruler of every human, Who is the Goddess, Who is the Mother, Who fills with grains, Who has a headress on cloud-like black braid of hairs, Who gives alms of food continuously, Who provides bliss to everyone, and Who always causes auspicion give me alms. // maranabhava, antarabhava, and upapatibhava Who is known as Annapuur.naa, Who is the ruler of Kaa"sii, Who helps with benevolence and support, Who causes all the syllables from a to k.sa, Who causes the three bhaava of "Sambhu,Mara.nabhaava, antarabhaava, and upapatibhaava are the three bhaava. Who is the Goddess of Kaa"smiira, Who is the ruler of the three worlds, Who is like the three waves, Who is the immortal sprout for the world, Who is present in every woman, Who causes the feeling of desire, and Who causes the rise of persons give me alms. May Mother Who is known as Annapuur.naa, Who is the ruler of Kaa"sii, Who helps with benevolence and support, Who is the Goddess, Who is adorned with various variegated precious stones, Who is the daughter of Dak.sa, Who is beautiful, Who has tasty porridge on Her left side, Who causes happiness, Who bestows good fate on everyone, Who grants the wish of the devotee, and Who is always auspicion causing give me alms. May Mother Who is known as Annapuur.naa, Who is the ruler of Kaa"sii, Who helps with benevolence and support, Who is comparable to millions and millions of sun, moon and fire, Whose red lips have moonlight rays, Who has ear-hoops resembling the sun, the moon and the fire, Who has a complexion of the sun and the moon (a mix), and Who holds a garland, a book, a whip, and a stick give me alms. // candraa.m"su + bimba + adharii May Mother Who is known as Annapuur.naa, Who is the ruler of Kaa"sii, Who helps with benevolence and support, Who absolves the warriors, Who causes immenses fearlessness, Who is the Divine Mother, Who is the ocean of compassion, Who liberates a soul right away, Who always causes auspicion. Who is the Ruler of the universe, Who possesses wealth, Who caused Dak.sa to cry, and Who causes dispassion give me alms. O Annapuur.naa, Who is always complete, Who is the dear one of "Sa"nkara! O Paarvatii! Give me alms for the purpose of knowledge, renunciation, and attainment of perfection. My mother is Paarvatii, my father is Mahe"svara ("Siva), my friends are the devotees of "Siva, and my motherland is the universe.

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Poet: Ādi Śaṅkara

Book: Bṛhatstotraratnākaraḥ

Translator: Animesh Kumar

Submitter: Animesh Kumar

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