Kamakshi Kataksham (sidelong glance of compassion)
कामाक्षि तावक कटाक्षमतङ्गजेन्द्र: ॥
The poet compares the gleaming pearls of Mother Kamakshi’s earrings to the bright white tusks of a majestic elephant that is her sidelong glance. The mahout riding the elephant is Her very grace and mercy. The poet prays for this elephant, Her kataksham, driven by the mahout of Her grace, to uproot all misery.
च्छायाभरेण जगतां परितापहारी
कामाक्षि राजति कटाक्षसुरद्रुमस्ते ॥ In this verse, the poet declares Mother Kamakshi’s sidelong glance is the wish-yielding Kalpataru tree whose cooling shade removes all sorrow. The leaves of this tree are the radiance from her gem-studded ear-rings. The nectar of its flowers is Her compassion. May we always receive the coolness and fragrance of Her compassion from the Kalpataru of Her kataksham.
Verses from the Kataksha Shatakam of Mooka Panchashathi, by Mooka Kavi, who later became the 20th pontiff of the Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham.
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