Lesson 35 B. Appetizer Lesson An Honest Attempt.

1. वक्रतुण्डमहाकाय सूर्यकोटिसमप्रभ |
    निर्विघ्नं कुरु मे देव सर्वकार्येषु सर्वदा ||
(देव, वक्रतुण्डमहाकाय,सूर्यकोटिसमप्रभ all are Sambodhana forms....so naturally, in the shloka the Lord is being addressed. The मे tells me that it is "I" who am addressing the Lord.)
My Lord (मे देव), O One with the crooked (वक्र) face (तुण्ड) and a big (महा) body(काय), O One who is as brilliant as( सम + प्रभा ) a crore Suns (सूर्यकोटि), always (सर्वदा) do (कुरु) in all works (सर्वकार्येषु) no obstruction (निर्विघ्नं).....{Please remove all impediments which may arise in my work.}

2. या देवी सर्वभूतेषु मातृरूपेण संस्थिता |
    नमः तस्यै नमः तस्यै नमः तस्यै नमो नमः ||
That Devi, who as Mother, is present in all living beings, salutations to Her....

3. कज्जलं चैव सिन्दूरं हरिद्राकुङ्कुमानि च |
    भक्त्यार्पितानि श्रीमातः सौभाग्यानि च स्वीकुरु ||

(मातः is the form of address, sambodhana, of the root word मातृ meaning, Mother.)
O Mother (श्रीमातः), accept (स्वीकुरु) these auspicious substances (सौभाग्यानि) kajal (कज्जलं), sindoor (सिन्दूरं), turmeric (हरिद्रा) and kumkum (कुङ्कुम), which have been offered with devotion (भक्त्या + अर्पितानि) | भक्त्यार्पितानि is the adjective of सौभाग्यानि |

4. आवाहनं  न जानामि न जानामि विसर्जनम् |
     पूजां चैव न जानामि क्षमस्व परमेश्वर ||

I do not know how to invite you (call you), I do not know how to do an immersion, I do not know how to perform a Puja, forgive me, O Lord.

5. क्षमस्व देवदेवेश क्षमस्व भुवनेश्वर |
    तव पादाम्बुजे नित्यं निश्चला भक्तिः अस्तु मे ||

Forgive me O Lord of Lords, forgive me, O Lord of the Worlds.
Let(अस्तु)my devotion( मे भक्ति) remain constant(निश्चला) at your(तव) lotus-feet(पाद + अम्बुज ) at all times(नित्यं).  निश्चला is the adjective of भक्ति, therefore it takes the feminine form. If what i wanted constant was my faith, then it would become निश्चलः विश्वासः





                                                                                                Summing up Month 7
We covered four new concepts in Month 7-
1. उकारान्त words.
2. The use of Twaant and Lyabant Avyayas.
3. The Vidhilin
4. And the use of Adjectives.
Amongst the lot, the Vidhilin probably needs more working with. In an attempt to give you a better idea on when the potential mood is used in sentence structures, a few subhashitas, post our Vidhilin lesson, will be Vidhilin based.

                                                               More next month.We get introduced to the numbers in Lesson 36

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