Sri Devi Pancharathnam

Mother Goddess Sri Lalitha Devi

Aum, Pratahsmaraami Lalithaa Vadanaara Vindam

Sri Devi Pancharathnam is also known as Sri Lalitha Pancharathnam. Its authorship is attributed Shri Adi Shankaracharya. Guidelines for the pronunciation are in the footnotes


shree devi pancharathnam

prathasmaraami lalithaa vadanaaravindam
bimbaadaram pradhula maukthika shobhi naasam
aakarna deergha nayanam mani kundalaadhyam
mandasmitham mruga madojjvala phaala desam

prathar bhajaami lalithaa bhuja kalpa valleem
rathnaanguleeya lasadanguli pallavaadhyam
maanikhya hema valayaangada shobha maanam
pundrekshu chaapa kusumeshu sruneen dadhanaam

prathar namaami lalithaa charanaaravindam
bhakteshta daana niratham bhava sindhu potham
padmaasanaadi sura naayaka puujaneeyam
padmaankusa dhvaja sudarshana laanchanadhyam

prathasthuthave parashivaam lalithaam bhavaaneem
thrayyantha vedya vibhavaam karunaanana vadyaam
visvasya srushti vilaya sthithi hethu bhuuthaam
vidyesvareem nigama vaang mana saathi duuraam.

prathar vadaami lalithe thava punya naama
kamesvareethi kamalethi mahesvareethi
shree shambhaveethi jagathaam jananee parethi
vagdvathethi vachasaa thripureshvareethi.

yahsholka pancha midam lalithaambikaayaa
saubhagyadam sulalitham patthathi prabhaathey
thasmai dadaathi lalithaa jhadathi prasannaa
vidvaamshriyam vimala saukhya manantha keerthim


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Guidelines to pronunciation: Sanskrit is essentially a language of sounds and sound vibrations. The efficacy of Sanskrit prayers depends upon the vibrations that are produced during chanting. It is difficult to transliterate Sanskrit words into English with full justification to the original sounds. In the above stated transliteration we followed a simple approach to make it easier even for those who are not familiar with English or Sanskrit. Wherever you find repeat vowels (aa, uu, ee) please stretch the vowel sound (for ex., aa as in vast or path, uu as in cool or root, ee as in eel or feel). Similarly, "ai" should be pronounced as in gait, fight, or tight. Th should be pronounced as in think or thick, but when t alone is used, it should be pronounced as in two, top or tip.