kumAra gAthA

jaya atula-shakti dIdhiti pi~njara |
bhuja-daNDa-chaNDa-raNa-rabhasa |
sura-vadana kumuda-kAnana-vikAsanendo kumAra |
jaya ditija-kula-mahodadhi-vaDavAnala |
ShaNmukha madhura-rava-mayUra-ratha |
sura-mukuTa-koTi-ghaTTita-charaNa-nakhA~Nkura mahAsana |
jaya lalita-chUDa kalApa-nava-vimala-dala-kamala-kAnta |
daitya-vaMsha-duHsaha-dAvAnala |
jaya vishAkha vibho |
jaya sakala-loka-tAraka |
jaya devasenA-nAyaka skanda |
jaya gaurI-nandana ghaNTApriya |
priya vishAkha vibho |
dhR^ita-patAka prakIrNa-paTala |
kanaka-bhUShaNa bhAsura-dinakarach-ChAya |
jaya janita saMbhrama lIlA-lUnAkhilArAte |
jaya sakala-loka-tAraka ditijAsuravara-tArakAntaka skanda |
jaya bAla-saptavAsara |
jaya bhuvanAvali-shoka-vinAshana ||

Victory! him glowing golden from the radiance of his incomparable spear;
the one impetuous in battle with terrible, staff-like arms;
kumAra, who is the moon that causes the thicket of lotuses formed by the faces of the devas to bloom!
Victory! One who is the equine fire to the ocean the clan of diti’s descendents;
the six-headed one, with a sweet-crying peacock for a chariot;
One seated on the great throne with sprout-like toe-nails worshiped by the bowing crowned heads for crores of gods!
Victory! One with a charming crest, one shining with a garland of fresh, blemishless lotus petals;
the irresistible conflagration that burns the daitya clan!
Victory! vishAkha the opulent one!
Victory! protector of the whole world!
Victory! Lord of the deva army, skanda!
Victory! Son of the fair goddess, one delighted in the clang of bells;
dear, vishAkha, the opulent one;
holding a flag, with a diverse retinue;
ornamented with gems, with the complexion of the glowing sun!
Victory! One who has been born, the ever-active one, one who playfully lops off all enemies.
Victory! The protector of all worlds; the killer of tAraka the foremost of the diti-born asura-s, skanda !
Victory! The seven day old child!
Victory! The destroyer of the sorrows of the worlds!
[All epithets are in the singular vocative]

The kumAra-kANDa of the matysa purANa (159) preserves the above fairly ancient gAthA to kumAra.

This is also accompanied by the following stuti:

namaH kumArAya mahAprabhAya skandAya cha skandita-dAnavAya |
navArka-vidyud-dyutaye namo .astu te namo .astu te ShaNmukha kAmarUpa ||
pinaddha-nAnAbharaNAya bhartre namo raNe dAnava-dAraNAya |
namo .astu te .arka-pratima-prabhAya namo .astu guhyAya guhAya tubhyam ||
namo .astu trailokya-bhayApahAya namo .astu te bAla kR^ipAparAya |
namo vishAlAmalalochanAya namo vishAkhAya mahAvratAya ||
namo namaste .astu manoharAya namo namaste .astu raNotkaTAya |
namo mayUroj-jvala-vAhanAya namo .astu keyUradharAya tubhyam ||
namo dhR^itodagra-patAkine namaste namaH prabhAva-praNatAya te .astu |
namaste namaste vara-vIrya-shAline kR^ipAparo no bhava bhavyamUrte ||

~ by mAnasa-taraMgiNI on May 10, 2013.

 
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