Lalita Panchakam – Meaning

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Lalitha Panchakam – Meaning

1) Praatah Smaraami Lalitaa-Vadana-Aravindam
Vimba-Adharam Prthula-Mauktika-Shobhi-Naasam |
Aakarnna-Diirgha-Nayanam Manni-Kunnddala-[A]addhyam
Manda-Smitam Mrgamado[a-U]jjvala-Bhaala-Desham

Meaning:
1.1: In the Early Morning, I Remember the Lotus Face of Devi Lalita Tripurasundari,
1.2: (The Lotus Face on which) The Lips are (Red) like Bimba Fruits, and the Nose is adorned with Large Pearls,
1.3: The large Eyes are stretching upto the Ears, and the Ears are richly decorated with Gem-studded Ear-Rings,
1.4: The Face is lit with a Gentle Smile and the Forehead is shining with the Musk of the Deer (Kasturi)

2) Praatar-Bhajaami Lalitaa-Bhuja-Kalpavalliim
Rakta-Angguliiya-Lasad-Angguli-Pallava-[A]addhyaam |
Maannikya-Hema-Valaya-Anggada-Shobhamaanaam
Punnddrekssu-Caapa-Kusume[a-I]ssu-Srnni-Dadhaanaam

Meaning:
2.1: In the Early Morning, I Worship the Arms of Devi Lalita Tripurasundari which are like Wish-Fulfilling Creepers (Kalpavalli),
2.2: (The Arms on which) The Fingers are like shining Sprouts and are richly decorated with Red Finger-Rings,
2.3: The Arms are adorned with Golden Bracelets studded with various Gems,
2.4: The Arms are holding a Bow of Sugarcane, Arrows of Flowers and an Ankusha (Goad).

3) Praatar-Namaami Lalitaa-Caranna-Aravindam
Bhakte[a-I]sstta-Daana-Niratam Bhava-Sindhu-Potam |
Padmaasana-[A]adi-Sura-Naayaka-Puujaniiyam
Padma-Angkusha-Dhvaja-Sudarshana-Laan.chana-[A]addhyam

Meaning:
3.1: In the Early Morning, I Salute the Lotus Feet of Devi Lalita Tripurasundari,
3.2: (The Lotus Feet which are) Engaged in granting the wishes of the Devotees, and (finally) like a Boat make them cross the Ocean of Samsara (Worldly Existence),
3.3: (The Lotus Feet which are) Worshipped by Padmasana (Lord Brahma seated on Lotus) and other leading Suras (demi-gods), …
3.4: … and richly endowed with the Auspicious marks of Padma (Lotus), Ankusha (Hook), Dhwaja (Flag) and Sudarshana Chakra (Discus)

4) Praatah Stuve Para-Shivaam Lalitaam Bhavaaniim
Trayyanta-Vedya-Vibhavaam Karunnaa-[A]navadyaam |
Vishvasya Srsstti-Vilaya-Sthiti-Hetu-Bhuutaam
Vidyeshvariim Nigama-Vaang-Manasa-Ati-Duuraam

Meaning:
4.1: In the Early Morning, I Eulogize the Auspicious Nature of Lalita Bhavani which is beyond the mind,
4.2: (The Auspicious Nature) Whose Majesty, Compassion and Spotless Purity can only be comprehended by understanding the Vedanta, …
4.3: … and which is the cause of Sristhi (Creation), Vilaya (Dissolution) and Sthiti (Maintenance of Creation) of this Universe,
4.4: (The Auspicious Nature) Which is Consciousness embodied as Goddess, and which is beyond what the Scriptures can express, Speech can refer to, and Mind can think about.

5) Praatar-Vadaami Lalite Tava Punnya-Naama
Kaameshvari-Iti Kamale[a-I]ti Maheshvarii-[I]ti |
Shrii-Shaambhavii-[I]ti Jagataam Jananii Pare[a-I]ti
Vaagdevate[a-I]ti Vacasaa Tripureshvarii-[I]ti

Meaning:
5.1: In the Early Morning, O Devi Lalita Tripurasundari, I utter Your Holy Names, …
5.2: … (which are) “Kameshwari”, “Kamala”, “Maheshwari”, …
5.3: … Sri “Sambhavi”, “Jagat Janani”, “Para”, …
5.4: … “Vagdevi” of speech and “Tripureshwari”,

6) Yah Shloka-Pan.cakam-Idam Lalitaa-[A]mbikaayaah
Saubhaagya-Dam Sulalitam Patthati Prabhaate |
Tasmai Dadaati Lalitaa Jhattiti Prasannaa
Vidyaam Shriyam Vimala-Saukhyam-Ananta-Kiirtim

Meaning:
6.1: He who (recites) these Five Slokas of Mother Lalita Tripurasundari, …
6.2: … which bestows good fortune and is charming to listen to; (He who) recites these in the Early Morning, …
6.3: … To him Mother Lalita bestows, being instantly pleased, …
6.4: … (She bestows) Vidya (Knowledge), Sri (Prosperity), Pure Happiness and Endless Fame.

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