This post is about the song, Sri Chakra Raja Simhasaneshwari praising the mother Goddess. It is a ragamalika composed by Agastya and the words are in Sanskrit and Tamil. The story perhaps apocryphal is that Agastya was initiated into the Srividya tradition (Devi worship) by the deity Vishnu appearing in the form of Hayagriva. The practice of Sri Chakra involves the worship of the deity in the form of a diagram (nine inter-locking triangles) that represents both Shiva and Shakthi, the yin and yang of human nature. The song has been composed in the ragas Senchurutti, Punnagavarali, Nadanamakriya and Sindhubhairavi.
Here are the lyrics of the song.
P: shrI cakrarAja simhAsanEshvari shrI lalitAmbikE bhuvanEshvari
A: Agama vEda kalAmaya rUpiNi akhila carAcara janani nArAyaNi
nAga kankaNa naTarAja manOhari jnAna vidyEshvari rAjarAjEshvari
C1: palavidamAi unnai pADavum Adavum pADi koNDADum anbar padamalar shUDavum
ulagam muzhudum ena tagamurakkANavum oru nilai taruvAi kanchi kAmEshvari
2: uzhanru tirinda ennai uttamanAgi vaittAi uyariya periyOruDan onriDakkUTTi vaittAi
nizhalenat toDarnda munnUzhk koDumaiyai nInga sheidAi nityakalyANi bhavAni padmEshvari
3: tunbappuDatiiliTTut tuyavanAkki vaittAi toDarnda mun mAyam nIkki piranda payanai tandAi
anbai pugaTTi undan Adalaik kANa sheidAi aDaikkalam nIyE amma akhilANDEshvari
Listen to Maharajapuram Santhanam sing Sri Chakra Raja
Here is the young singer Uthara Unnikrishnan singing this ragamalika with the English translation of the lines.