Shree Venkatesha Mangalasaasanam

             

Shriya Kaantaaya Kalyaananidhaye Nidhayekthirnaam |

Shree Venkatanivaasaaya Shreenivaasaaya Mangalam ||

 

May the auspiciousness be to Srinivasa,
who is the Lord of Lakshmi,
(who) is a treasure-trove of supplicants
and (who) dwells on the Venkatachala!
 

 

Lakshmi Savibramaalooka Subhruvibhama Chaksushe |

Chaksushe Sarvalokaanaan Venkateshaaya Mangalam ||

May auspiciousness be to Sri Venkatesa,
whose eyes, charming with beautiful eyebrows,
gaze at Lakshmi with flurry,
and who is the eye of all of the worlds.


 

Shree Venkataadri Shrungaagra Mangalaa Bharanaangraye |

Mangalaanaan Nivasaaya Shreenivasaaya Mangalam ||


May auspiciousness be to Sri Srinivasa,
whose feet are an auspicious ornament
to the crest of Venkatachala
and who is an abode of auspiciousness.

 

Sarvaavaya Soundarya Sampadaa Sarvachatasaam |

Sadaa Sammohanaayaastu Venkateshaaya Mangalam ||


May auspiciousness be to Sri Venkatesa
whose wealth of bodily charm
causes stupor to all living beings.


 

Nityaaya Nirvadyaaya Satyananda Chidaatmane |

Sarvaantaraatmane SrimadVenkateshaaya Mangalam ||


May auspiciousness be to Sri Venkatesa,
who is eternal, blemishless,
of the form of sat (existence), cit (consciousness) and ananda (bliss)
and is the inner soul of all.

 

Swatassarvavide Sarvashaktaye Sarvaseshiney |

Shulhabhaaya Shusheelaaya Venkateshaaya Mangalam ||


May auspiciousness be to Sri Venkatesa,
who is self-omniscient,
omnipotent,
principal of all,
easily attainable
and of good nature (character).


 

Parasmay Brahmane Poornakaamaaya Parmaatmane |

Aakaala Paratatvaaya Venkateshaaya Mangalam ||


May auspiciousness be to Sri Venkatesa,
who is the Supreme Brahman,

whose desires are fulfilled,
and who is the Supreme Soul.

 

Aakaala Tatva Mashraantamaatmaanaamanupashyantaa |

Atruptamrutaroopaaya Venkateshaaya Mangalam ||


May auspiciousness be to Sri Venkatesa,
whose ever-charming form is nectar-like
to the living beings that gaze upon Him incessantly
as long as time lasts.


 

Praayan Swacharanou Punshaan Sharanyatvena Paaninaa |

Krupayan Dishate Shree Venkateshaaya Mangalam ||


May auspiciousness be to Sri Venkatesa,
who, with His (right) hand (Varadahasta),
shows His feet,
as refuge to all human beings.

 

Dayaamruta Taranginyaastarangeriva Sheetaleyn |

Apaangey Sinchite Vishwan Venkateshaaya Mangalam ||


May auspiciousness be to Sri Venkatesa,
who moistens the Universe with glances,
cool like the waves of the river
of nectar of compassion.

 

Sragbhooshaambara Hetenaam Sushamaahavamoortaye |

Sarvaartishamanaayaastu Venkateshaaya Mangalam ||


May auspiciousness be to Sri Venkatesa,
whose form lends splendour
to the garlands,
ornaments,
garments,
and weapons (which He bears)
and (whose form) subdues all afflictions.

 

Shree Vaikunta Vistaaya Swaami Pushkarineetate |

Ramaya Ramamaanaaya Venkateshaaya Mangalam ||


May auspiciousness be to Sri Venkatesa,
who, giving up all attachment to Sri Vaikunta,
sports gracefully with Lakshmi,
on the banks of Swami Pushkarini.


 

Shree Matsundara Jaamaatru Munimaanasa Vaasine |

Sarvaloka Nivaasaaya Shreenivaasaaya Mangalam ||


May auspiciousness be to Sri Srinivasa,
who dwells in the heart of the sage Manavala
and all the worlds.

 

Mangalasaasana Pareymardaachaarya Purogameyn |

Sarveccha Poorveyraachaaryeyr Satkrutaayaastu Mangalam ||


May auspiciousness be to Sri Venkatesa,
who has been worshipped by my teachers
and their early teachers,

and all those devoted to reciting this Mangalasaasana.

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