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Need help translating pali chanting

Postby khantibalo » Mon Jun 07, 2010 12:46 pm

I am translating a chanting book of a local Sri Lankan community. Most of the verses are well-known, so there were no problems in translating them.
However there are some passages that I cannot translate since they seem to be specific to Sri Lankan buddhism.
I would appreciate your help in translating them.
Please beware that there may be errors in the pali text below, since it is a result of conversion from what seems to be manually typed text.

Dhātu vandanā

Buddhaṃ dhammaṃca saṅghaṃ sugata tanubhavā dhātuyō dhātu gabbhē
Laṃkāyaṃ jambudīpē tidasa puravarē nāgalōkē ca thūpē

Sabbē buddhassa bimbē sakala dasa disē kēsalōmādi dhātuṃ
Vandē sabbēpi buddhaṃ dasabala tanujaṃ bōdhi cētiyaṃ namāmi

Bhinna muggappamāṇēna bhinna taṇḍula sannibhā
Mahantā majjhimāveca khuddakā sāsapūpamā

This is veneration of the Buddha's relics. I could roughly translate the first and the third gatha, but I couldn't understand the meaning of the second one, especially its second line...

Daḷadā vandanā

Ēkā dāṭhā tidasapurē ēkanāga purē ahu
Ēkā gandhāra visayē ēkāsi puna sīhalē
Catussō tā mahā dāṭhā nibbāna rasa dīpikā
Pūjitā nara dēvēhi tāpi vandāmi dhātuyo

Lōkēkanātha vadanambuja rājahaṃsaṃ
Veneyya komuda vanaṃ kumudākarantaṃ
Addhindukāra vararūpa virāja mānaṃ
Vandāmi sādhu mamalaṃ jinadanta dhātuṃ

This is veneration of Buddha's canine teeth. I can roughly understand the first gatha, but the second one has a number of words I couldn't find in the dictionaries.

There is one more passage
jayo munindassa subodhi mūle
ahosi mārassa parajāyosi
uggosayuṃ deva gaṇa vasana (vasanna?, pasanna?)
etena saccena jayantu tuyhaṃ

Monks chant this while tying a protective thread on a layperson hand. I cannot understand the third line. Please help.
You can listen to this chant (see attachment).
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Re: Need help translating pali chanting

Postby cooran » Mon Jun 07, 2010 7:43 pm

Hello khantibalo,

I would suggest that you post your request on this group - it has some very knowledgeable and helpful members.

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Need help translating pali chanting

Postby shani » Mon Sep 12, 2011 10:11 am

Hello to the jai munindassa-
the translation is:
ජයෝ මුනින්දස්ස සුබෝධි මූ‍ලේ
අහෝසි මාරස්ස පරාජයෝ හි
උග්ඝෝසයුං දේවගණා පසන්නා
ඒතේන සච්චේන ජයස්සු මය්හං ///
ජය වේවා! බුදු රජාණන් වහන්සේගේ සම්බෝධි මූලයේ දී මාරයාට පරාජය අත් විය.
පැහැදුණු දේව සමූහයා සතුටින් ‍ඝෝෂා කළහ. මේ සත්‍ය බලයෙන් මට ජය වේවා!

(විභාග, රැකී රක්ෂා, සුභ කටයුතු වලින් ජය ලැබීමට මේ ගාථාව තෙවරක් සජ්ඣායනා කරන්න.)
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