|Ragam: Thodi||Thalam: Adi|
Arohanam:S R1 G2 M1 P D1 N2 S
Avarohanam: S N2 D1 P M1 G2 R1 S
bhArati mAmava krpayA nata janArtti bhAra haraNa niratayA
shArada vidhumaNDala sadrsha manOharamukhi
vAsavAdi suravinutE daraNi shata bhAsura bhUSaNa lasitE hAsajita kundavitatE
vimala muktA-hAra kaNThi gajEndra gatE dAsa bhUta jana vidyA dAnalOla
paradEvi bhAsura candana mrgamada kusuma su-vAsita gAtri su-pAvana shIlE
nAradAdi manOnilayE bhuvanatraya nAyikE krtAgjnyA nilayE cAru bAhu
dhrta valayE vikaca sArasAkSi tOSita bhUvalayE mAra kArmuka suSamAcOra
cilliyugE vANi vArija bhava dayitE varavINA vAdana lOla karAnguLI jAlE
sakalAgama maya rUpE nikhilalOka janani sudhA madhuralApE akaLanka
guNa kaLApE karuNArasa hata vivasha jana vilApE sakalE padmanAbha pada sarasija
sEvakavara shuka sanakAdi munIshvara vinutE sOma kalA sadrshAmala phalE
Oh, Bharathi! The goddess of learning! You are kindly disposed of in protecting your devotees from primordial miseries.
Your face is as beautiful as the orb of the autumnal moon.
You are praised by Indra and the celestials. You are adorned with ornaments as bright as a hundred suns. Your winsome smile excels the jasmine buds. Your neck is bedecked with the purest of pearls. Graceful is gait like the elephant, you are assiduous in dispensing knowledge to the devotees of this world. From your effulgent form emanates the fragrance of sandal, Kasturi, and flowers. You are the repository of sublime virtues.
You abide in the hearts of the ascetics like Narada. Suzerain of the three worlds, you are enthroned in Ajnapitha your hands are adorned with bangles. Eyes like a lotus in full bloom, you give joy to the entire world. Your eyebrows are charming like the bow of Cupid. Oh Saraswathi, the darling of Brahma, your dainty fingers move with great felicity on the Veena.
You are the form and essence of all scriptures. You are the mother of the entire universe. Your speech is nectarine. You are the repository of noble virtues. Your compassionate disposition redeems the helpless ones from miseries. A personification of the arts, you are worshipped by suka and Sanka who offer obeisance at the lotus feet of Lord Padmanabha. You are beautiful and your flawless forehead resembles the crescent moon.