Akilandeswari mathruka pushpa mala

Akilandeswari amman, Thiruvanaikavil

Legend

     Once Parvati - consort of Lord Shiva mocked Shiva’s penance for betterment of the world. Shiva wanted to condemn her act and directed her to go to the earth from Kailash - Shiva's abode to do penance. As per Lord Shiva's wish, Parvathi in the form of Akilandeswari conducted her peance in Jambu forest, Thiruvanaikoil. She made a lingam out of water from river Cauvery under the Venn Naaval(rose apple) tree and commenced her worship. That lingam is known as Appu Lingam, where Appu means Water. In this water borne linga, lord Shiva had charged within it and blessed Parvathi. Since, it had been originated from the source of water, one of the 'Pancha boothangal' (five nature's elements of land,water,air,sky and fire), it has been called as water-isthala (place of water).  Akilandeswari took Upadesa (lessons) facing East from Shiva, who stood facing west.

    This legend happened to be in a place called Thiruvanaikaval in Tiruchirapalli. It's been situated within the reach of 6 k.m from Trichy, on the northern bank of the river CauveryThe prime deity is Jambukeswar - incarnation of Shiva and the consort is Akilandeswari. Initially, the goddess was very fierce. But by building a temple of Lord Ganesh - Her eldest son just opposite to her shrine, the statue gained a beautiful, merciful and concerned look for devotees.

Akhilandeswari  Mathruka pushpa mala

This is a garland of prayers to Akilandeswari Amman where Akilandeswari means 'Mother of the entire world'. This stothra has 53 verses which correspond to the 53 alphabets and respective verse containing mostly words starting with that alphabet. By chanting this sthothra one praises the beauty of Akiladeswari amman, Her ornaments, Her smile, Her look and wish for the world clean from dirts i.e., world clean from violence and evil deeds. This song was in Tamil and I have delivered in English, so any mistakes could be humbly apologized.

Advathipathe, alankrutha shive,  anthara thath paredhapare,
Adhyathe amalasaye athidaye ardendu bhooshojjwale,
Adyakshe amarangana parivruthe,adyathma vidhyamaye,
Avyakthe , achaladhi raja thanaye, vande Akhilandeswari.                                       1         

Aathmne, aagama sampradaya nipune, acharya varyarchithe,
Aadharathi Saroja peeta nilaye, aalola neelaalake,
Aathamradhara charu manda hasithe, aabheenavakshoruhe,
Aabramachyutha sankarachithapathe, vande Akhilandeswari.                                   2

Icha jnana samastha sakthi sahithe, indeevara shyamale,
Indropendra vara pradhe, ibhavanadhise, inaradithe,
Ijye indu nipathathe, ibhanuthe, ishtartha sidhi pradhe,
Indranee namithe, ibhanana suthe, vande Akhilandeswari.                                         3

Eese eesa virinchi  chowri varadhe , eedyasi eesathmike,
EErshya dhooshitha  chitha dhoora charane, eesa priye easwari,
Eedye eeswara vama bhage nilaye, eengara klupthodhaye,
Eesithwadhi maha vibhoothi nilaye, vande Akilandeswari.                                          4

Udyath banu sahasra koti kirane, urveedarendrathmaje,
Uthphullabhuja lochane, ubhaya kavryendaralasraye,
Udyath chandra  nibhathathe, urthare, uchasathe, ujjwale,
Udhamadythi punja manjula dhare, vande Akhilandeswari.                                        5

Oohapoha viveka bahya nilaye, Oonadruk dhojjwale,
Oorjaswan mani mekhala vilasathe, orri kruthartha priye,
Oordhwa thodhbhava yoga moola nilaye, Ooshma baharojjwale,
Ootha ksheera sudhathrudha tribhuvane, vande Akhilandeswari.                                6 

Ruk vedathi nishevithe  ruthunathe rudhanukambhavahe,
Rudha modha mukhepsthe, ruthunathe, rukshouka samsevithe,
Rukshadeesa kalanvidhe, runathamo baswath padamboruhe,
Ruddhya poorita vishta pathranuthe, vande Akhilandeswari.                                      7

Roopa roopa sada shivanthara gathe, roope sada roopinee,
Roppatheedha  para parartha nilaye rudabhra rudathmike,
Nrunaam janmajara pahara nilaye, nrudhrana kalpa dhrume,
Nrunaam papa vimochanadhya phaladhe, vande Akhilandeswari.                               8

Kluptha sesha  jagan mahesa  nilae, klupthanga ragojjwale,
Kluptha kluptha visangyamara vilasanmanbhavali ranjithe,
Lingaradhana thathpare, likucharajath pani pangeruhe,
Klutha kalpa  mano hangara thilake , vande Akhilandeswari.                                      9

Loodhatheesa gajendra poojitha pathe looka hidesanvithe,
Kleengarankitha bindu peeta nilaye  kleemkara rupethithe,
Lootha hanthu jadi krudhesa nilaye loonahi valleethave,
Lootakshmapathi mukthi dathrumahive, vande Akhilandeswari.                                  10

Yeke, yeka mahamburasi nilaye, yekantha  klupthothaye,
Yekanekathaya vibaktha  bhuvane,  yeka thapthrojjwale,
Yeni charu vilola  lochana puke , yekavali bhooshane,
Yethad Thathwa mayani mathi varade, vande Akhilandeswari.                                   11

Iyngaranai madhyapeeda nilaye iyndrathi loka prathe,
Irawadyupamana  deha lathike, iyndrathi sakthideethe,
Iyngarakshaa veda vedya vibhave, iyswarya dane kshane,
Iymai mithyanusandadhana  bhuvane, vande Akhilandeswari.                                   12

Om Omithyega padavaledithapthe , ojo viseshanwithe,
Oshtadavitha bimba vidrumalathe , Ogathrayaradithe,
Ogair apsarasam sada varivruthe, odakhilarthadhiye,
Ojorajitha vag vibhoothi  vinuthe, vande Akhilandeswari.                                         13

Oucheeradhi sugandhi shobhna chare, outhpathi jala priye,
Oudasinya  vibhinna daithya  vibhave, oupadikepadvithe,
Oudaryakara pada pankajayuge, oupamya heenane,
Oumakandapatha pradathihapade, vande Akhilandeswari.                                       14

Ambojasana mukhya sevithapathe , ambodhara shyamale,
Anga kalpitha rathna booshana sathe, andouga samsevithe,
Ambavakasathaya vibaktha bhuvane, amboru hangridwaye,
Ahnayanthaka soodhana priyathame, vande Akhilandeswari.                                   15

Asthake avanamra deva nivahe asthoga bhagyodhaye,
Arthadikya manohare  asavaje ashtaksharair archithe,
Arkatheetha manogna bhooshana sathe, aksheena sowbhahyadhe,
Arkamboruha vairi vahni nayane, vande Akhilandeswari.                                        16

Kaveri pulinalaye  kamalje  kamari vamalaye,
Karunyamrutha lochane, kavinuthe, kandharpa kanthi pradhe,
Kalyani kshithiloka  kalpa lathike, karunya varanvithe,
Kalabodhara  karma kundala dhare, vande Akhilandeswari.                                   17

Karvade, kaga kethananu jaware, gadwanga pani sthuthe,
Garva agarva vivarjithe  kaga mayugararidhithe Gadginee,
Kadyodhesa vara pradhe kacha nuthe kadyodha kodi prabhe,
Gandod ujjwala shekare kagachare, vande Akhilandeswari.                                   18
Gangavarthasama nanabhi kuhare gandojjwath kundale,
Gandharvasura sidha kinnara nuthe  gandothama lepithe,
Gambeeramrutha sindu Madhya nilaye, Gambeerya dairyadhike,
Gangothunga tharanga shekarayuthe, vande Akhilandeswari.                                   19
Geethananda maye gireesanamithe, geethapriyaradithe,
Geethollasini geeyamana charithe, geernatha samsevithe,
Geeshpadmavarade girrendra nilaye geervana brindanchithe,
Geethe Geetha manohare giri suthe, vande Akhilandeswari.                                   20

Gupthe guptha thare guhesa varade kuchojjwalan mallige,
Guyacharagathe gurusthanapare guchartha harojjwale,
Gulpasthe guna mandhire guruvare gulapollasannupure,
Goodarthantha kathe guruthamanuthe, vande Akhilandeswari.                                 21                              
Ganda gora ninada gaditha naho daihye , gana shyamale,
Karmakarma mayooka vahni  nayane, karma prasanthi pradhe,
Gora gora vigosha danava ganaproth drushti gorarave,
Goragowka nivarane , gana niyeem, vande Akhilandeswari.                                 22
Chadhur vargya phla pradhe, sucharithe, chamundi, rupothare,
Chakradishtitha pada padma chathure, chadranane , chandike,
Chandropendra characharathmaka jagat rupe, chalad kundale.
Chanchala lochana vanchitheswara shive, vande Akhilandeswari.                            23
Chithragnasmitha chandrikathavalithe, chayeswarath yodhithe,
Chandhondholitha bhooshangitha kale, chandrasriyalangrithe,
Chayadheesa dhanjayendu nayane, Channandakararune,
Chandobrunda mahasukanthi nilaye, vande Akhilandeswari.                            24

Jambumoolanidhe, janardhananuthe, jambari sambhavithe,
Jambu dweepa manojna kalpa lathike,jahnwathmaja shekhare,
Janma vyadhi jarbahe , jalamayejamoonadalankruthe,
Jamboonadha manohare , jabanuthe, vande Akhilandeswari.                            25

Janjjavada tharangitha pravimala srinirjjaraplavithe,
Jangaree krutha shadpathalakabhare jadithya budhi pradhe,
Jarjjarava bhooshane jalajalan manjeera padambuje,
Jallee mathana jarjja swananuthe , vande Akhilandeswari.                            26
Jnanananda maha samudhra tharane, jnathma roopamare,
Jnanajneyamaye  thwadangri bhajatham jnanabre they jnaninaam,
Jnana jnana maya swaroopini, siva jnana prakasa prathe,
Jnathee kshethra kalathra dhanya dhanadhe , vande Akhilandeswari.                27
Tangadhyutha bhooshanojjwalakare , davekshya manaanane,
Dimbekshngritha dangruthasura chare doladi desasmithe,
Dimbakarathay subhalitha jane, dakkaravoth ghoshithe,
Dannandethi jadi kwanadhi mahithe, vande Akhilandeswari.                            28
Thathwartha prathi padyamana charane, thathwathrayodheepike,
Thathwadeethapathe , thapodananuthe, tharesa choodamane,
Tharunyamrutha Sindhu Madhya lathike, darkshyath vijaradhithe,
Thapinjastha bhagathyuthe thanulathe, vande Akhilandeswari.                            29
Sthanu premanidhe stheetheesa mahithe, sthairya sthithe stabike,
Sthana sthana kruthartha dehi nivahasthidyantha sargodhaye,
Sthanadhikya manohare sthira tharasthanvandral asraye,
Sthoola gochara darshane , sthithimaye, vande Akhilandeswari.                            30
Dakshachara vara pradhe dhamayuthe dakshe dayangoorithe,
Danthe drushtruma noharath vijavare dathavalaradhithe,
Dana danavidhana sothanapare dathruswa roopapare,
Daithyath yathmeega  thapa hari charane, vande Akhilandeswari.                            31
Divya jnana maye divakara nibhe divyamaralunkrithe,
Divya sthri jana sevithe dwija maye deeksha pradanothpade,
Deepthe deeptha sasankha vahni nayane denadhi mukthipradhe,
Dig baladhi digambararchithe, vande Akhilandeswari.                                              32
Dur bikshadhi samastha dukha harane, dushela thapa pahe,
Durgath yavruthi devadarchithapathe, durvangura shyamale,
Dur lakshyagama sidha dhoora charithe , durgathu vasyapare,
Durvasadhi muneeswara sthuthi pade, vande Akhilandeswari.                                    33
Dharmishte dharani dharendra thanaye dhara dharopathyath prabhe,
Dhamillanchitha mallikadhi kusume, dharmadhi samsevithe,
Dharmathyarth  chathushtaya sthithipahe dhamathrayaradithe,
Dhanye dharmika chitha nithya nilaye, vande Akhilandeswari.                                       34
Nana rathna vibhooshane, nava gana shyame, natesa priye,
Nakshatrasathare nagendra nilaye nagari vahanuje,
Nana deva vruthe naraothama nuthe, naadhe nrmukthipradhe,
Nagou kokana namyamanna charane, vande Akhilandeswari.                                          35
Neehara chala kanyake , nigamake nithyathmike nirmale,
Nisseshanda sumathruke, nisi sararadhye, nidhi sanginchithe,
Nibharanya nivasa nithya rasike nir nidhra padyekshane,
Nissokakruthike , niranchapathe, vande Akhilandeswari.                                                 36
Padme padma nibhanane pradhare padmarchithangri dhwaye,
Padmasthe paradha navari vinuthe, padmasanaradhithe,
Padmasye , para loke sadhana pare , panchaksharalankruthe,
Paksha paksha vivarjithe, para shive, vande Akhilandeswari.                                         37
Phullam bhojathalekshnendu vikruthanika brahmanane,
Phothgarahi phana darendra ramanee nruthanthalasthithe,
Spayath panditha sookthi marma vibhave, sphadikya thejo maya,
Sphoorjathkanthi maye, phaneendravarade, vande Akhilandeswari.                                38
Bale bala parakrame  bahu vidhe bala pravala dhre,
Baladithya  sama prabhe  bahunuthe balendu bhooshajjwale,
Bandukaruna vigrahe  bahu vidha  brahmanda bando dhari,
Brahma agasthya  surendra vanditha pade, vande Akhilandeswari.                                39

Bhavatheetha pada pravarthina gune, bashe bhavaradhithe,
Bhavadhye  Bhava roga  banjanakare, Bhadre , bhayachedini,
BHangye  bhagyavadudha medyacharane, bhageerathy sathvidhe,
Baswachandra vilochanarchidapade , Vande Akhilandeswari.                                        40

Maye manmatha sevithe maragatha shyame manognamale,
Maya moha vivarjithe, manimaya kalpe, maha manjule,
Mayatheetha maha muneendra varade, manikhya keyurake,
Mala alankarane madanga thanaye, Vande Akhilandeswari.                                        41
Mithagneendu vilochane, mihirabhe meenollasa lochane,
Mithya jnana  manothi dhooracharane  meenathwa jarathithe,
Meemsaathi sasthra mahithe , mrushtanna dhanodhyame,
Mithroth bhasini  mithra vahni vinuthe, Vande Akhilandeswari.                                      42

Mukthe, muktha sasanka sekara yuthe moolaka margodhaye,
Mukthe mooshika vahanarchithapare , moorthy thrayaradhithe,
Mooladharagne mukhabhja vilasan muktha smithe , mukthithe,
Mudhra modhitha manase , muninuthe, Vande Akhilandeswari.                                      43

Yagne yagna balapradhe yamanuthe yaksheswararadhithe,
Yakshmagne yama soodhana Priya thame yagnesa sampoojithe,
Yanthrasthe yathi poojithe yathi krutha sri chakra bhooshojjwale,
Yakshinyathi samastha shakthi vinuthe , Vande Akhilandeswari.                                   44
Rame rama vara pradhe rasa kale rajeeva pathrarchithe,
Rakachandra nibhe ramarchithapathe, rajathi rajanane,
Ramye rajatha shaila shrunga nilaye, rathyaptha pathyanuthe,
Raga dwesha viheena chitha sulabhe, Vande Akhilandeswari.                                        45
Lavanyambhunidhe, lalata  nayane , labhodhararadhithe,
Laksha ranchitha pada padma yugale , lambalagoth basithe,
Lankecharinuthe layothbhavakare lakshmipathhedya priye,
Lakshya lakshya maognamadhyalathike, Vande Akhilandeswari.                                  46
Vachye  varija lochanarpithe vak devadharathidhe,
Vamadhye vara saila raja thanaye vamadhi shakthyathmike,
Vasya aakkarshana sidhi moola gulike vadhithra nadha priye,
Vani vallabha  vajra pani varadhe, Vande Akhilandeswari.                                        47

Santhe shankara vallabhe sasi yuthe sathodhari shyamale,
SAnkha heena vishokathe satha maharadhye sasanga anane,
Shakthe shakthi dhara archithe samadhanadhi cha archithe, saradhe,
Saivadhayagama  parage , samadhane, Vande Akhilandeswari.                                      48

Shad chakrandha gathe, Shadakshara maye,shad thrimsa thathwathmike,
Shad padmanthapure, shadanana nuthe, shad kona sambhavithe,
Shad vakthra dwibha vakthra rama varade, shad granthi vandhyathmike,
Shad shakthi prabhavathmana  priyathame, Vande Akhilandeswari.                                49
Sarvabheeshta phala pradhe, sumathibhi samsevithe sathvige,
Sarvalankarane  sada shiva maye  sampath kare sakshini,
Sadhisthe saraseeruhakshi yugale sangatta vaksho ruhe,
Sakshath karini sarva loka varade, Vande Akhilandeswari.                                             50

Haha kara ravai  sthribhi sthuthapathe, harabhirame  asame,
Hamsollasitha ramya viswa vibhave hambhheja moolangure,
Hasthe hasthi vanalaye , harihara brahmendra vandhyeswari,
Hamsadheetha pathe, hakara charithe, Vande Akhilandeswari.                                       51

Lambheeje , lakule, lathamrutha nolangara sampoojithe,
Lambheejena sulakshithedya vibhave, klemkara roopanvithe,
Lanthe handhakkarejwadhsa mudhithe,thrasthan suranveekshya thath,
Lanthe kevinayasadheeka mahile, Vande Akhilandeswari.                                             52

Kshoneesagriya pathaika lakshana vidhi kshepa pramane, kshane,
Kshipradakshina kukshi sikshanamana kshethragna samrakshinee,
Thrayakshalakshya thithikshuthakshathamatha kshandantha samveekshane,
Kshandhavyam kshithi brutha suthe sthuthivasa kshudhram madheeyam shive.             53
Ithi girivara puthri pada rajeeva bhoosha ,
Bhuvana mamalayanthi sookthi sourabhya sarai,
Shiva pada makarantha  syandhanee mannidhana,
Madayathu kali brungan mathruka pushpa mala.

2 comments:

  1. Thank you for this sloka. I have been blessed to visit this temple many years back. My grand mom used to tell me the sthala puranam of these temples. She also used to recite this Akilandeshwari stotram often. I hope Ambal calls me to visit Her soon.

    Nandini

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  2. Thank you. Wish your desires are fulfilled in the name of Ambal.

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