Maa Ganga Arati
MAIYAA,, MAAN JAI SURASARI MAIYAA
BHAVA VAARIDHI UDDHAARINII, ATI HI SUDHRUUDHA NAIYAA
May we offer this prayer to Ganga, the divine mother and wave the festal lamp before her; may we glorify her who delivers us from the cycle of transmigration and the ocean of this world as if she were a steady boat.
HARI PADA PADMA PRASUUTAA,, VIMALA VAARIDHAARAA
BRAHMADRAVA BHAAGIRATHII,, SUCHI PUNYAAGAARAA
You are born of he lotus-feet of Vishnu and are famous as a stream of unpolluted water. You are Brahma in a streaming, flowing form brought to earth by Bhagiratha, sacred and a repository of all virtues.
SHSNKARA JATAA VIHAARINII, HAARINII TRAYA TAAPAA|
SAGARA PUTRAGANA TAARINII, HARANII SAKALA PAAPAA
Shiva’s locks are as it were your bower of bliss where you enjoy roaming about; you are the destroyer of all the three kinds of afflictions, physical, mental and providential, deliverer of the sons of Sagara and redresser of all sins.
GANGAA GANGAA JO JANA, UCCHARATA MUKHA SON|
DUURA DESHA STITHA BHII, TURATA TARATA SUKHA SON
He who chants your name even from a long distance is instantaneously rewarded with great comfort and pleasure and attains deliverance as well.
MRUTA KII ASTHI TANIKA TAVA, JALADHAARAA PAAVAI|
SO JANA PAAVANA HOKARA, PARAMADHAAMA JAAVAI
Just a few drops of your holy stream sanctify the bones of the dead, who touching them, go straight to heaven.
TAVA TATAVAASII TARUVARA, JALA THALA CHARA PRAANII|
PAKSHII PASHU PATANGA, GATI PAAVAI NIRVAANII
The countless creature that live in the water or on land, the innumerable birds, cattle, insects as well as the trees growing on your banks are all entitled to salvation (by their association with you).
MAATU DAYAAMAYII KIIJAI, DIINANA PARA DAAYAA|
PRABHU PADA PADMA MILAAKARA, HARI LIIJAI MAAYAA
O compassionate goddess, be kind to the poor and the destitute and revealing to them the lotus-feet of the Lord, lift the veil of delusion which covers their conscience.