Sri Amba Pancha Rathnam

Sri Amba Pancha Rathnam
Sri Amba Pancha Rathnam

Sri Amba Pancha Rathnam is the Slokam in praise of and as prayer to Sri Parvathi Devi. The Slokam describes Her attributes as the protector.

Sri Amba Pancha Rathnam was composed by Sri Adi Sankaracharya. It contains five stanzas praising Sri Amba. The benefits of chanting of this Slokam are given at the end.

Sri Amba Pancha Rathnam is presented in Devanagari and English Scripts with a simple English translation. The Slokam is also known as Sri Amba Panchakam.

अम्बाशम्बर वैरि तात भगिनि श्री चन्द्र बिम्बानना
बिम्बोष्टी स्मितभषिणी शुभकरी कादम्ब वाट्याश्रिता
ह्रीङ्काराक्षर मन्त्र मद्य सुभगा श्रोणीनितम्बाङ्किता
मामम्बापुरवासिनि भगवती हेरम्बमातावत् (1)

ambaa-shambara vairi thaatha bhagini shree chandhra bimbaananaa
bimboShtee smitha-bhaShiNee shubhakaree kaadhamba vaatyaa-shrithaa
hreenGkaara-akShara manthra madhya subhagaa shroNeenith-ambaanGkithaa
maam-ambaa-puravaasini bhagavathee heramba-maathaa-vath

Sri Amba is the sister of Sri Vishnu who had killed the demon Sambara. Her face is as bright as the full moon. Her lips are as red as bimba fruits. She is soft spoken. She always does auspicious deeds. She lives in the forest having kadamba trees. She exists in the core, meaning and the form of the mantra syllable ‘’Hreem’’. Her mid part looks good and auspicious.
She is Sri Amba, the mother of Sri Ganesha and who is in Sri Amba Pura. My humble salutations to Her.

कल्याणी कमनीय सुन्दर वपुः कात्यायनी कालिका
काला श्यामलमेचकद्युतिमती कादित्रि पञ्चाक्षरी
कमाक्षी करुणानिधिः कलिमलारण्याति दावानला
मामम्बापुरवासिनि भगवती हेरम्बमातावत् (2)

kalyaaNee kamaneeya sundhara vapuh kaathyaayanee kaalikaa
kaalaa shyaamala-mechaka-dhyuthi-mathee kaadhithri panccha-akSharee
kamaakShee karuNaaniDhih kali-malaaraNya-athi dhaava-analaa
maam-ambaa-puravaasini bhagavathee heramba-maathaa-vath

Sri Amba is auspicious. She has pretty mane. She is Kathyayani, the daughter of Sage Kathyayana. She is Kalika, the Goddess of time. She is Kaala, the Goddess of darkness. She has mantras commencing with the syllable Ku attributed to Her. She has lovable eyes. She bestows compassion. She is like the fire which destroys the effects of bad deeds.
She is Sri Amba, the mother of Sri Ganesha and who is in Sri Amba Pura. My humble salutations to Her.

काञ्ची कङ्कण हार कुण्डलवती कोटिकिरीटान्विता
कन्दर्पद्युति कोटि कोटि सदना पीयूष कुम्भस्तना
कौसुम्बा रुण कञ्चनाम्बरव्रुता कैलास वासप्रिया
मामम्बापुरवासिनि भगवती हेरम्बमातावत् (3)

kaancchee kanGkaNa haara kuNdalavathee koti-kireeta-anvithaa
kandharpa-dhyuthi koti koti sadhanaa peeyooSha kumbha-sthanaa
kausumbaa ruNa kancchana-ambara-vruthaa kailaasa vaasa-priyaa
maam-ambaa-puravaasini bhagavathee heramba-maathaa-vath

Sri Amba adorns golden armlets, garlands and ear ornaments which are incomparable with a crore crowns. She is as resplendent as the crores and crores of Gods of love. Her heart is like the pot of nectar full of compassion. She wears golden silk with the shade of red. She likes to reside in Kailash.
She is Sri Amba, the mother of Sri Ganesha and who is in Sri Amba Pura. My humble salutations to Her.

या सा शुम्भनिशुम्भ दैत्यशपनी या भक्त बीजाशनी
या श्री विष्णु सरोज जनेत्र भवना या ब्रह्मविद्याऽऽसनी
या देवी मधुकैटभासुररिपुर्या महीषध्वंसिनी
मामम्बापुरवासिनि भगवती हेरम्बमातावत् (3)

yaa saa shumbha-nishumbha dhaithya-shapanee yaa bhaktha beejaashanee
yaa shree viShNu saroja janethra bhavanaa yaa brahma-vidhyaa (A)sanee
yaa dhevee maDhu-kaitabha-asuraripuryaa maheeSha-DhvaMsinee
maam-ambaa-puravaasini bhagavathee heramba-maathaa-vath

Sri Amba had destroyed the demons like Shumba and Nishumba. She is the object of chanting for Her devotees. She is the lotus like eyes of Sri Vishnu. She is the pure ultimate supreme knowledge and wisdom. She had destroyed demons such as Madhu, Kaidapa and Mahishasur.
She is Sri Amba, the mother of Sri Ganesha and who is in Sri Amba Pura. My humble salutations to Her.

श्रीविद्या परदेवता ऽऽदिजननी दुर्गा जयचण्डिका
बाला श्रीत्रिपुरेश्वरी शिवसती श्रीराजराजेश्वरी
श्रीराज्ञी शिवदूतिका श्रुतिनुता श‍ृङ्गारचूडामणिः
मामम्बापुरवासिनि भगवती हेरम्बमातावत् (4)

shreevidhyaa para-dhevathaa (A)dhi-jananee dhurgaa jaya-chaNdikaa
baalaa shree-thripureshvaree shiva-sathee shree-raaja-raajeshvaree
shree-raagnee shiva-dhoothikaa shruthi-nuthaa shrunGgaara choodaa-maNih
maam-ambaa-puravaasini bhagavathee heramba-maathaa-vath

Sri Amba is the Goddess of education. She is the Goddess who is not easily discernable. She is the primary Goddess. She is Durga, the Goddess of valor. She is Jaya, the Goddess of success. She is Chandika, the destroyer of the demons Chanda and Munda. She is the lovable kid. She is the consort of Lord Shiva, who had burnt the three maya cities. She is the love of Lord Shiva. She is the royal Goddess of King of Kings. She is the empress. She had sent Lord Shiva as the messenger. She is praised by the Vedas and the scriptures. She is like the precious gem.
She is Sri Amba, the mother of Sri Ganesha and who is in Sri Amba Pura. My humble salutations to Her.

अम्बापञ्चकमद्भुतं पठति चेद्यो वा प्रभातेऽनिशं
दिव्यैश्वर्यशतायुरुत्तममिदं विद्यां श्रियं शाश्वतम्
लब्ध्वा भूमितले स्वधर्मनिरतां श्रीसुन्दरीं भामिनीं
अन्ते स्वर्गफलं लभेत्स विबुधैः संस्तूयमानो नरः (5)

amba-pancchakam-adhbhuthaM paTathi chedhyoa vaa prabhaathe(A)nishaM
dhivya-ishvarya shatha-ayuruththa mamadhiM vidhyaaM shriyaM shaashvatham
labDhvaa bhoomithale svaDharma nirathaaM shree-sundhareeM bhaamineeM
anthae svarga-phalaM labethsa vibuDhaih saMsthooya maanae narah

The person who sincerely reads and recites this Sri Amba Pancha Rathnam day and night shall be blessed with excellent wealth, long life, good knowledge, education and wisdom, good spouse and liberation with a place in the abode of God at the end.

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