The World is a Grand Chessboard - Devi Mahatmyam

                                                                

Some poets averr that the world is a grand chessboard, upon which a great
game is played by the Unknown !

Amma Thrikkai Vilayadum
Chaturangakalamee Bhoolokam

The game played by the Mother's hand
On this glorious Chessboard, this world !

- ONV Kurup...

It is all a checkered game of nights and days
Where Destiny with men for pieces plays
Hither and thither moves and slays
And one by one in the closet lays !

- Omar Khayyam

With days and nights as alternating pieces of dice,
On the chessboard of the world, Time Eternal plays !

Itham naiyyo Rajani Divasau Lolayan va ivaksau
Kala kalyo Bhuvana palake Kreedathi Prani sare !

- Bhartrihari

Hail Poetic Imagination!

 
Lyrics
 
Devee Mahatmyam.....
Paduka Naave Nee Adyam
 
Adi Parashakti....Saraswarthiyai Maha Lakshmiyai
Durgayai eerezhu parine palootti tharattu Ammayai Vazhunna
Devee Mahatmyam...
 
The Glory of the Divine Mother
Sing, O Tongue, first,
How She in Her Four Great Aspects,
As Saraswati, Lakshmi, Durga & Kali,
Nourisheth the worlds fourteen,
And protects them all !
 
Srishtikku Nan Mughan paripalana
Dharma vrittikku Sree Maha Vishnu
Samharakan Sivan Amma than chaitanya
Sandesam Soorya Prakasam!
 
Hima Shaila Nandini Parvathikkundaya
Thiru makan Ganapathi Bhagavan
Vedanta Kadalakum Sree Subramanianum
Devi than Shakti Swaroopam!