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The European Airs of Muthuswamy

Dikshitar noTTu swara sAhitya


Song on gaNapati:
Sakti sahita gaNapathim:
[I salute upon gaNapati accompanied by his consort Sakti, who is respected
by Lord Shankara and others, who is saluted by all sages who had
renounced this world and also by Indra and guruguha. He is the protector of
the devotees, son of Siva, giver of happiness and salvation, adored by
ornaments on his body and with red lotus-like feet.]

Sakti sahita gaNapatim SankarAdi sEvitam vi


rakta sakala munivara sura rAja vinuta guruguham bhaktALi
pOshakam bhavasutam vinAyakam bhakti mukti pradAm
bhUshitAngam raktapadAmbujam bhAvayAmi

Song on subrahmaNia:
vara Siva bAlam
[He is the son of the great Siva, beloved of Valli I salute such eternal one
(shanmukha) who brought happiness to Siva and Vishnu, who only enjoys in
the brahman, who has a beautiful smiling face, who is guruguha, who has a
magical form, who is the protector of cows, who is the army chief of indra,
who is subrahmaNya who is saluted by Lords to such shanmukha I salute!]

vara Siva bAlam vallI lOlam vandE nandam harihara mOdam


hamsAnandam hasa sumukham guruguha rUpam guptAkAram
gOraksham tam surapati sEnam subrahmaNyam suravinutam

guruguha sarasIja
[O! Guruguha, one with lotus like hands and feet, O! the auspicious one! O!
best amongst the gods, O! Lord of the Universe, O! the one who is saluted by
Vishnu, indra and brahma, O! the one with wide spread fame, O! the one
saluted by all the kings, surrounded by sages, O! one with pure mind, O! the
one who is incomparable, O! one who brings victories, O! the one who
brings unparalled happiness, O! the eternal power please protect always.]

guruguha sarasIjakarapada Subhakara mUrthE


suravara Sivasuta bhuvanapathE
murahara harihaya vidhinuta bahuvidhakIrtE
narapati natamuni yutasumatE
nirupama jayakara niratiSayasukhada
sarasa satata mava sthirataraSaktE

Song on Siva:
somaskandam
[I take refuge at the feet of sOmaskanda, who is himself the form of bliss, the
Lord of kAmAkshi, who has an auspicious attire and who is the beautiful to
look at. The one who is holding ganga, who is accompanied by gauri, who
has a beautifully decorated form, who is the attractive like the moon, who is
the very form of guruguha at the feet of such sOmaskanda I take refuge.]

sOmaskandam svAnandakandam kAmAkshISam kalyANavEsham


sOmaskandam svAnandakandam
sundarAngamAhsrayAmi gangAdhAramtam gowrIsamEtam
SringAra rUpam SrIsOmasUtram
gangAdhAramtam gowrIsamEtam
guruguhArUpamAshrayAmi

Song on rAma:
rAmachandram
[I salute rAmachandra, the lotus eyed one, the dark hued one, one with
eternal fame, one with delicate hands, the king of ayOdhya, who is like pond

for lotus in the form of my heart, who is with mAruti, who is learned, who
loves his devotees, who is wealthy, who is best amongst the youth, friend of
guruguha, who is an ocean of compassion, who is the son of daSaratha, the
Lord of the daughter earth (sIta), who is the emperor, who has delicate feet,
who is bliss indeed, the father of cupid, who brings joy to sIta, who is
adorned by kaustubha jewel.]

rAmachandram rAjIvAksham SyAmaLangam SASvata kIrtim


kOmaLahastam kOsalarAjam mAmakahritkamalAkAram
mArutiyuktam dhImantam mAnitabhaktam SrImantam
kaumAravaram guruguhamitram
kAruNya nidhim daSaratha putram
bhUmisutAbham bhUpatirUpam kOmaLa pallava pAdam mOdam
kAmagurum sItarAmam kaustubha bhUsham vandEham

Song on krishNa:

varadarAja
[O! varadarAja, O the Lord of the elephant, O, the Lord of the Universe, O
the Lord please protect me. O the one saluted by indra, O the one who held
the mountain on his finger, O the one who stole butter, O the one who is
respected by guruguha and others, O the enemy of mura, O mukunda, the
consort of Sri Lakshmi!]

varadarAja pAhi vibhO karigirISa viSvaprabhO


surapatinuta nagadhara navanItachOra guruguhAdi vihita
murahara mukunda Srivihita murahara mukunda Sri
santAna saubhAgya
[I salute Lord krishNa mukunda who is the very essence of descendent and
the Lord of Lakshmi, who enjoys art and literature, who is pure, who is
exceedingly bright, who is peaceful, who is eternal, who is the child of
eternal bliss who is the ocean of compassion and who has lotus like feet.]

santAna saubhAgya lakshmI kalatram


sangIta sAhitya mOdham pavitram
kuntIsutAptam kOTIradIptam SAntham bhajE nandamAnanda
kanda mukundam dayA sAgaram pAda padmam

Song on Mother Goddess:


SyAmaLE mInAkshi
[O! SyamaLa, O mInAkshi, O the soul of sundarEsvara, O Sankari, O the
mother of guruguha, O the consort of Siva, please protect me. O the one who
liberates the humble people, O the one with lotus like eyes, one who is
saluted by sarasvati and Lakshmi the consort of Vishnu, O the consort of
Siva please protect me]

SyAmaLE mInAkshI sundarESvara sAkshi Sankari guruguha


samudbhavvE SivEvA pAmara mOchani pankaja lOchani
padmAsana vAnI hari lakshmI vinutE SAmbhavi
vandE mInAkshi
[I worship you, O! mInAkshi, your face is like lotus flower. You are aparNa.
O! durga! The one saluted by the group of gods, you are the all powerful
one. You are the protector of guruguha. You have a pair of feet which
resemble lotus petals, you are the one who brought happiness to sundara
pAnDya, you are the mAya. You are the support for learned people. You are
the sister of sundara rAja (vishNu). O! gauri the giver of happiness. I salute
you all the time!

vandEmInAkshitvam sarasija vaktrE parNE durgE natasura


brindE SaktE guruguha pAlini jalaruha charaNE
sundarapAnDyanandE mAyE sUrijanAdhArE sundararAjasahOdari
gowrI Subhakari satatamaham
santatam pAhimAm
[O music deity (one with dark hued complexion) please protect me always.
You hold everything together, you are the mother, O the giver of our wishes,

O the very form of our minds, O the auspicious one, O the one served by
guruguha, O the one with a form for which even Lord Siva has fallen!]

santatam pAhimAm sangItA SyAmaLE


sarvAdhArE janani
chintitArtha pradE chidrUpiNI SivE
Sri-guruguha sEvitE SivamOhAnkArE