Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Shlokas for Kids series - Sarva Mangala Maangalye

Wishing all readers a very happy Navaratri! I thought I would share a devi shloka with you.
In the contrasting land that is India, Goddesses are equally revered as are Gods. Divine femininity is honored and worshiped and has been for ages in all parts of the country. If only people would see the same divinity in their fellow females as well. However, I digress.
The shloka is a beautiful one and is also a short one.



Sanskrit

सर्वे मंगल मांगल्ये शिवे सर्वार्थ साधिके ।
शरण्ये त्र्यम्बके गौरी नारायणी नमोस्तुते ॥

Kannada
ಸರ್ವೆ ಮಂಗಲ ಮಾಂಗಲ್ಯೇ ಶಿವೆ ಸರ್ವಾರ್ಥ ಸಾಧಿಕೆ ।
ಶರಣ್ಯೇ ತ್ರ್ಯಮ್ಬಕೆ ಗೌರಿ ನಾರಾಯಣಿ ನಮೋಸ್ತುತೆ ।।

English
sarva mangala maangalye shive sarvaartha saadhike |
sharanye tryambake gouri naaraayani namostute ||

O Naaraayani, one who is auspiciousness herself, who fulfills all the wishes and objectives of her devotees, who gives refuge, has three eyes and a glowing face, I offer salutations to you.

Notes: I am increasingly aware of the difficulties faced by children born  outside of India while pronouncing some of the consonants in the Indian languages, especially Na and La (ण and ळ ). However, like learning any new language, practice is key and will definitely help.
The word that can be split is tryambake or triambake : tri - denoting 3 and ambake meaning eyes.

Hope you find this useful. Wishing you a festival season filled with grace and joy!