Hey Maa, Mother Durga!
You are the mother of the universe,
It’s you who takes care of all
And removes glooms of all hearts.
As the festival of Durga puja was drawing to a close….
The red carpets were being rolled up,
The poles were being pulled out,
The tents were being removed,
And the broken pieces of thermocol lay strewn around
Like pieces of luggage….
Ma Durga, you stood in a corner
With your family and the willy Mahishasur
In a posture of steely resolve and quiet determination.
Hail, Devi Durga-Mother of all,
So, at last you respond to our call.
Breeze is there, catkin swings,
Clouds move slowly with their wings.
Green are paddies, brimming with joys,
Peasants are free now, putting their loys,
Children are waiting for new dresses,
Jaba and Jiu are blooming now fresh.
For you Devi, decorating new seat,
Covered in white, clean and neat!
We’ve been waiting through the year
With hope, joy, excitement and cheer.
Mother as you come, make us feel,
Erase evil and selfishness to kill.
Bless us to worship you with devotion and care,
And fill us brotherly love so we can share.