Sl. No.160; Maamava sada janani; Kaanada;
Roopaka; Keerthanam; Saanskrit. Artist: Prof
Vayyankara Madhusoodhanan. Note: Perhaps, the most popular
Swathi Krithi, especially outside Kerala.
Oh Mother! The destroyer of MAHISHASURA, always protect
Your face is lovely like the disc of the moon. Your glances shower boons
on those who serve you.
You are the honey bee hovering the lotus face of SIVA. Your story is
sung by host of RSHI like NARADA. You are worshipped by BRAHMA and the
host of celestials. Your locks shine with the crescent moon and your
pair of feet are like lotuses.
Your body is shining like gold. Your eyes put to shame the pride of
lotus petals. Your soft smile bewitch the hearts of RSHIs. You are the
KALPAKA tree to those who worship you. Oh the daughter of mountains!
Oh Sister of PADMANABHA! Give me happiness. You are engaged in removing
the sorrows of SAMSARA. Your hair is lovely like fresh cloud. You have
the glory as an expert, in destroying the wicked demons.
(Translation by Dr. T.K Govinda Rao)