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Prajapathi Song

The queen who was adored by everyone. The perfect beauty, lady with ophidian power, appearance of a perfect woman She was devoted by everyone; she was the lioness for all the women who dwell on Earth She was perfect with all the qualities of all time. She was the queen of the island Lanka Her absolute beauty enchanted the world, Devi Pattini, who was gifted with prosperity She was the light of all the suns, all the moons and all the stars She was prepared with all the qualities and equipped paramitha She is… Prajapathi


The sound of musical anklet comes from the Shore of Anothattha Lake The Damaru (a Sri Lankan drum) is played according to the sound of those musical anklets The royal princesses are dancing to the drums As they dance, the mansion of the celestial nymphs is created


The princesses are wearing garlands, they look like that they are from Alakamanda The beauty of their dance, and the strength and talent they have in dancing… they must be the daughters of Asura clan. They dance by Anothattha Lake, which is surrounded by mountains. The sound and shine of their gem tinklers mixed with the beauty of those princesses, can easily defeat the beauty of the Moon Knowing that, and being defeated by the beauty of the princesses, the Moon hides away.


The daughters of Vessawana are wearing blue garlands They have been dancing all day and sweating After hearing the proficiency of Hela Dancing The Sun dived in to Anothattha Lake, looking for the Moon
When sunlight fell on her body from far away, Marks of fortune could be seen in her body She will protect the power of her clan; she will have the most pride, Said those marks. She dreamt about bearing a Bodhisattva son That dream will come true in this life time Said those marks in her body
Prajapathi…. Maha Devi……

Her beautiful hair, that looks like a dark cloud that is about to rain. She was wearing a head-dress made of gold and gems. Wearing a white dress that was made out of the beautiful Moon rays She was in love for the first time at Waramgala


The hill country of Dumbara is getting ready Playing thirty-five ragas in music Dhundhubhi drums are reverberating from Kimbulwath Pura The maiden of Koliya Pura is coming


The fights of the era are ending Both parties are gathered at one wedding The power of the Asura clan will be re-established Surrounded by charming girls, The Maiden Prajapathi is shinning like the new Moon


The royal crowds from Dimbulagala and Gampola are here Kingdom of Virata and Panchala also support now Everyone talks about the goodness of them It predicts some fortunate events


She became the wife of King Suddhodana Since their horoscopes matched perfectly She decided to be married to him


The flag of the fowl and lion was combined with the symbol of Sun This marked the beginning of a new era in Thun Helaya This is the fourth era of this aeon The sound of ‘Thath’ ‘Dith’ ‘Thon’ ‘Nam’ can be heard from the four corners of this land.


With her calm mind, she thinks about her future son and wished for a bodhisathwa As she fell asleep, she saw that dream of white elephant entering to her stomach (womb) She told about the dream to Suddhodana and sent him to astrologers to discover the meaning of it. She waited by the window till her husband brings the good news and enjoyed the singing of birds She became a mother at a full moon day as she wished.


The mist of Hanthana Mountains came to comfort her The wind coming through the paddy fields of Magadha, the kingdom of Sura, refreshed her Her relatives from Paranimmitha Wasavarti kingdom brought her comforting food, sweets King Sakra invited her to visit his mansion at any time The embryo is growing like a waxing moon The mangoes of Ambul Ambe village became more sweetened Blue water lilies bloomed at Dambulla She spent a week at the palace of Birani at Matale Flowers with much fragrance were bloomed at Gandhara Sithulpawwa was filled with the fruits called ‘Kara’ A comfortable bed was being made at Dehigolla And her relatives from Kosala kingdom are coming to see her


The autogenic rice was filled in golden plates She had garments of Kasi to prepare clothes for her unborn The Vesak month is getting closer and she is ready to go to her parents


The roads are decorated with lanterns Rituals are taking place at Weraganthota, Mahiyangane to bless her The sound of the rituals can be heard far away from Kandanhena


The Moon is leaving after spreading dew The sun arrived but lowered its heat to comfort her Wind was blowing at Bambaragala, forest of Sal trees A son like a full moon was born to the Heladeepa


My son who looks like a moon (shines like a moon) My son who will become the Buddha


Fowl in the morning, cuckoo in the afternoon and Cicada at night will sing the same thing It is the qualities of a fortunate mother who lived two thousand years ago Though it came from sky as rain, or it was streaming in rivers, every drop of water is chanted with paritta Everything talks about her…  the beauty, the charm and the qualities of the mother
Her two sons Nanda and Siddhartha are beside her, protecting her Their songs for the mother can be heard from all the way down at Kuragala Though it is from Kapila Pura, or Kambhoja or Asura Pura, it is a river of goodness that flows The songs for this lovely mother are like the soft moon rays that flow on Earth     


Ask from the peacocks that dance in the morning, about the stories in their colorful feathers Ask for the truth from every Sal tree in the forest Which auspicious time made this month of Vesak so fructiferous? The Sun bows down at the Samanala Kanda (Himagira) to honour the quality of this mother. The Rohini River, also known as Ganga is murmuring sweet stories Garments of Maa loku Devi, the mother of Buddha is kept at Salukanda She entered the battle field with her hair wrapped around the sword She is the one who defeated the enemy; there is no debate on that


Prajapathi: Dear father Vesamuni, dear mother Soma Devi, and my dear brothers of Sumana clan My son has more protection in the forest, the kind of protection he would not have at Atharagiriya or Maddawa The comfort of Anawathaptha, or the Buddha Walawwa (mansion of Buddha), or Wanawasala has no meaning anymore  Being the universal monarch (Sakwithi) is unnecessary when he is about to become the Buddha
My son is searching for the path of enlightenment Look at the strength of the enlightened one, my son will protect the power of Siv-Helaya Come from the four corners of the land and look at my son’s effort at the Bodhi tree terrace Between the Earth and sky, in this land of Hela clan, if anyone attains the status of Buddha, he would be none other than my son
This Hela Bima is the land of Buddha This is the power of Buddha This is the name of the Buddha, And… She is the mother of Buddha
The monks are the clan of Buddha This is the teachings of Buddha This is the command of Buddha She is the mother of Buddha


She, the Pattini, the Hela Devi ended her task of this era She was granted the permission to enter the Buddha’s clan as a monk Her son, Gautama Buddha came to Kuragala looking for her mother There, he orated Dharma at Pandupul Asana (the throne of King Sakra) And his mother Maha Devi was enlightened.