Hymn to the Ganga
The Goddess is the stream of consciousness, flowing with inspiration,
Adorable, blissful, She who partakes of everything.
Wave of pure consciousness who quickly flows over the three worlds,
The pure one who plays at the head of Shiva.
My mind is at home at your lotus feet.
She is the one who gives pleasure.
Mother of the three worlds, the greatness of your waters is reknown.
I do not have the power to comprehend your greatness,
Give your protection from my ignorance, one whose nature is compassion.
Speaking of ignorance and compassion, I beg of you the latter for the former that oozes out of my voice as I try to do justice to the above, and fail. For a better, clearer and purer version, purchase from Karunamyi‘s site.
The chandas or meter of the piece is amazing, and I’ll try to address it in another post.