Seve srI padmanabham
|Ragam: Mohanam||Thalam: Jhampa|
Arohanam:S R2 G3 P D2 S
Avarohanam: S D2 P G3 R2 S
sEvE shrI padmanAbham anisham
dEvarara makuTamaNI dIptinIrAjita pAdam
parama bhAgavata divAkara yatIndra nayana gOcara bAla rUpadharam sarasijEkSaNam
paripUjana sAlagrAma haraNa kupita samyamikara vAritama drshyamatha paramA kOmaLa hasitam
tadanushOka bhara bharaita daNDivara gavEshitam muditam matsya tIrthAncita mOhanOttamAngam
sadayam shanka cakra tIrtha sannihita nija bahum vidita dharmAdharma tIrthavinyaata pAda padmam
ati mahitEdrsha rUpAkalana su-bahu vismita mUnidrayAcanayA bhrta karuNArasam
yati vENudaNDa tritayamAna sankucitam vrti vilasaddvAratraya pAvana vimAnAshrtam
tarasa yOgikrta saparyam dhara niramAyutam amalam garuDa krtanuti rasikam-uraga shayam Isham
parama pAtaka hara padma tIrthAdivrtam sarasamiha syAnandUra janatA puNya nikAyam
vara vanci mArtANDa varmamahivala mathana parikalpita lakSadIpAdi paramOtsavamuditam
caraNa pankajaika gati sAdhu lOka pOSaNAya kAruNya dhrta dIkSam gaLitAvadhi kAlam
I always offer my obeisance to Sri Padmanabha.
I wave the light of camphor at the feet of the Lord, which are made brilliant by the reflection from the gem-studded crowns of celestials. You appeared as a child visible to the most celebrated devotee Divakara Yatindra. When you playfully snatched the sacred Salagrama Yatindra got angry, then with a knowing smile and lotus-like glance, you disappeared.
Later immersed with sorrow the sage searched for you and found you to his joy in his vision. You were beautiful and pure of form, bathed in sacred water, holding Sankaha and Cakara in hands. you were consecrated in an ordained manner. Oh, one with lotus-like feet!
Looking at Your huge form like Himalaya mountain, the sage was astonished. heeding to the prayer of the great sage Divakara, You diminished your form to suit the width of the three doored Vimana (Sanctum Santorum).
Due to the devoted service of the sage, you appeared along with the peerless Bhudevi and Ramadevi. You are worshiped by Garuda. You recline on the king serpent. The sacred tank Padmatirtha is capable of burning all heinous sins. You are the solace to the people f Syanandurapura.
You delight in the celebrations of Lakshadipostsava (a festival with lakhs of lights ) conducted by the Vance Martanda Varma Mahipala (the ruler of the Vance dynasty.) YOu reside forever out of the compassion for those pious ones, who seek your lotus feet as the sole refuge. Oh, Lod Padmanabha!