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Durgā Aarathi - Jai Ambe Gaurī

jai ambe gaurī maiyyā jai śyāmā gaurī
tuma ko niśidina dhyāvata haribrahmāśiva rī
bolo jai ambe gaurī||1

Be victorious, O Mother Gaurī! Be victorious, O Śyāmā! O Gaurī! You are incessantly meditated upon by Hari, Brahma, and Śiva. Wish victory to Mother Gaurī.||1||

mānga sindūra virājata ṭīko mṛgamada ko
ujjvala se do nainā candravadana nīko
bolo jai ambe gaurī||2

She has vermillion mark on Her hair-parting, and She has a ṭīkā of the deer-musk. She has two beautiful resplendent eyes and Her face is like the Moon. Wish victory to Mother Gaurī.||2||

kanaka samāna kalevara raktāmbara rāje
rakta puṣpa kī mālā kaṇṭhana para sāje
bolo jai ambe gaurī||3

She has a gold-like body, and She is decorated with a blood-red apparel. She has a blood-red flower garland as well as a necklace around her neck. Wish victory to Mother Gaurī.||3||

kehari vāhana rājata khaḍga khapaḍa dhārī
suranaramunijanasevata tinake dukha hārī
bolo jai ambe gaurī||4

She is seated on a lion-vehicle, and She holds a khaḍga and a sword. She is served by the demi-gods, the men and the sages, and She absolves their grief. Wish victory to Mother Gaurī.||4||

kānana kuṇḍala śobhita nāsāgre motī
koṭikacandradivākara  sama rājata jyotī
bolo jai ambe gaurī||5

She is adorned by ear-hoops, and She has a pearl at the front of the nose. Her resplendence matches that of millions of Sun and Moon put together. Wish victory to Mother Gaurī.||5||

śumbhaniśumbha vidāre mahiṣāsura ghātī
dhūmravilocana nainā niśidina madamātī
bolo jai ambe gaurī||6

She destroyed Śumbha and Niśumbha, and She hurted Mahiṣāsura. Her eyes are like smoke and She is always intoxicated with rage [Kālī]. Wish victory to Mother Gaurī.||6||

caṇḍamuṇḍa saḿhāre śoṇitabīja hare
madhukaiṭabha do-u māre sura bhayahīna kare
bolo jai ambe gaurī||7

She finished off Caṇḍa-Muṇḍa, and She absolved Raktabīija. She killed the pair of Madhu-Kaiṭabha, and She removed the fears of demi-gods. Wish victory to Mother Gaurī.||7||

brahmāṇī rudrāṇī tuma kamalārānī
āgamanigama bakhānī tuma śivapaṭarānī
bolo jai ambe gaurī||8

You are Brahmāṇī, Rudrāṇī, and Kamalārānī. You are narrated by Āgama and Nigama treatises, and You are the Queen of Śiva. Wish victory to Mother Gaurī.||8||

cauḿsaṭhayogini gāvata nṛtya karata bhairū
bājata tālamṛdańgā aru bājata ḍamarū
bolo jai ambe gaurī||9

Your sixty-four fairies are singing and Bhairū is dancing. The Mṛdańga and Ḍamaru are beating as well [in Your Āratī]. Wish victory to Mother Gaurī.||9||

tuma ho jaga kī mātā tuma hī ho bhartā
bhaktana kī dukhahartā sukhasampattikartā
bolo jai ambe gaurī||10

You are the Mother of the world and You are the nourisher. You absolve the grief of devotees and You grant them happiness and riches. Wish victory to Mother Gaurī.||10||

bhujā cāra atiśobhita varamudrādhārī
manavāñchitaphala pāvata devatānaranārī
bolo jai ambe gaurī||11

You are adorned by four beautiful hands, and You bear the mudrā of giving boons. Men, women, and demi-gods get their hearty wishes from You. Wish victory to Mother Gaurī.||11||

kañcanathāla virājata agarakapūrabātī
mālaketu meḿ rājata koṭiratanajyotī
bolo jai ambe gaurī||12

Incense, camphor, and wick are present in a golden plates and the flame of Āratī, comparable to million shining jewels, is seated in Mālaketu. Wish victory to Mother Gaurī.||12||

shrī ambe kī āratī jo koī nara gāve
kahata śivānandasvāmī sukhasampatti pāve
bolo jai ambe gaurī||13

‘‘Śivānandasvāmī’’ says — Those men who sing the Āratī of Mother Ambā, get happiness and riches. Wish victory to Mother Gaurī.||13||


Source: Durgāsaptaśatī

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