Sl. No.52; Chinthaye padmanaabham; Mohanam; Chaapu;
I meditate upon SRI PADMANABHA, who is generous; the
consort of SRIDEVI and BHUDEVI.
Your feet are sought after forever as refuge by SIVA and the other celestials;
the one with lotus like eyes. In my heart, I meditate upon.
Your form which is very attractive, is praise worthy; Your radiant smile
resembles the jasmine buds; You recline on the serpent-bed; You are
adorned with shining weapons like the sword NANDAKA; Your face equals
the moon; teeth like the crystals; vanquisher of the demon MURA and
one who protects the devotees. Destroyer of evils created by the wicked
ones; one who protects the people; excels the clouds in beauty; adorned
with the golden crown which dazzles with multiple gems; embodiment of
virtues; worshipped by BRAHMA; Your toe-nail shines like crescent moon;
Your feet resemble the newly blossomed lotus. Remover of the dreadful
miseries of those who surrender and the supreme being of the entire
One who saved the king-elephant from the miseries; a refuge to ascetics
who are desireless; a very compassionate one in eagerly bestowing prosperity;
the ultimate source for the adorable; effulgent with the golden ornaments;
neck adorned with VANAMALA; You are the bestower of all the desired
boons. You held aloft the mountain MANDARA. Adorned with golden yellow
attire, eyes like the sun and moon; You are the like serpent to the
enemies who cause trouble to the world, having elegant things like the
trunk of an elephant; one who indulged in glorious, sacred incarnations,
like MATSYA, KURMA, VARAHA etc... One who dispelled the wicked ones
and supported the hapless.
One who burnt to cinders the wild fire-like worldly life; reposes amidst
the milky ocean; glorified by NARADA and others; blows away all the
sins, just as the wind does to cotton. Effulgent like the shining pearl;
radiates with pure crimson hued KAUSTUBHA; worshipped by the people
around; Your chest shines with the SRIVATSA mark, made by the touch
of the feet of the sage BHRGU(Re: BHAGAVATA-DASAMASKANDHA). Seated on
GARUDA; hair with the fragrance of flowers like PARIJATA; lips that
excels the reddish beauty of the BIMBA fruit; You hold the conch, lotus
etc. in your lotus-like hands. The auspicious one; all the scriptures
recite and expound that you have hundreds of faces. BRAHMA who resides
in the white lotus that emerges from your illustrious lotus-like naval.
I meditate upon SRI PADMANABHA.
(Translation by Dr. T.K Govinda Rao)