nAma kusumamulacE -- sriraagam
nAma kusumamulacE pUjincE nara janmamE janmamu manasA
shrIman mAnasa kanaka pIThamuna celaga jEsikoni vara shivarAma
nAdasvaramanu vara navaratmapu vEDikapai sakala lIla vinOduni
paramAtmuni shrI rAmuni pAdamulanu tyAgarAja hrd bhUSaNuni
Salutations to Varalakshmi! who bestows fortunes, whose feet are like the lotus, graceful at every step. Please protect me.
Who is beloved of Vishnu-father of Cupid, who shines like molten gold. Whose effulgence is equal to that of a million suns. She is easily accessible to devotees and protects those who are devoted to her. She is adorned with a garland of lotus. She is the paragon of virtue and sports in the heart of KEshava ( Krishna ).
On the Friday before the full moon of the month of ShraavaNa (Aug-Sept), she is worshipped by Suvaasinis. She wears a garland of gems offered by Guruguha and celestials. She is an expert in protecting the afflicted and resembles a shower of gold. She is an expert at differentiating emotions, is worshipped by Saraswati. She gives liberations (mOksha) and bestows desired boons.