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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Gangalahari (3-4)

गङ्गालहरी (३-४)

कटाक्षव्याक्षेपक्षणजनितसंक्षोभनिवहाः ।
भवन्तु त्वंगंतो हरशिरसि गङ्गातनुभुवः
तरङ्गाः प्रोत्तुङ्गा दुरितभवभङ्गाय भवताम् ॥ ३ ॥
When Parvati, mother of Ganesha cast her glance, which imitated the glow of the rising sun, at Ganga who was (caught) in the locks of Siva’s head, Ganga’s turmoil took the form of high waves emanating from the head of Siva. May those waves destroy your sinful world.
(When Bhagiratha wanted to bring Ganga to the world to sanctify the ashes of his forefathers, Ganga fell on the locks of hair of Siva and could not get out of it. The poet imagines that Parvati jealous of Ganga looked at her with anger and the turmoil of Ganga that ensued has caused the high waves of Ganga.)

तवालम्बादम्ब स्फुरदलघुगर्वेण सहसा
मया सर्वेऽवज्ञासरणिमथ नीताः सुरगणाः ।
इदानीमौदास्यं भजसि यदि भागीरथि तदा
निराधारो हा रोदिमि कथय केषामिह पुरः ॥ ४ ॥
Mother Ganga, based on your support, becoming very haughty all other divine beings were neglected by me. Now if you show detachment towards me, I am support-less. Tell me in front of whom shall I cry?

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