Eight-cornered star - trivENI saMgama

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I am uploading the eight-cornered star. I call it trivENi saMgama because this is a confluence of science, arts and literature. I have given two mat-like patterns with the basic motif shown on the top right. The poem inscribed in the star begins at the top horizontal line. The full poem in telugu script is given at the bottom right. It is an invocation to goddess sarasvati. I'll give the English transliteration and the meaning after it is uploaded as I cannot load the full text.

Regards! - mOhana

Rangoli: Eight-cornered star - trivENI saMgama

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The name of the metre is utsAha and its gait is three syllabic instants.
It is a poem on goddess sarasvati.

utsAha.
rAve jEtu pUja rA surAmra pallavAMgi rA
rAve viddelamma rA purAtanAMtarAtma rA
rA vipaMchijanya rAgarASi pUrNavANi rA
rA vidUshi satvarAna rA sulakshaNAla rA
rA vibhUti niyya rA narArtajanma kAva rA
rAve dEvadEvi rA varAbja satsugaMdhi rA
rA viriMchipatni rA varAla nivva navvi rA
rAve mOhanAMba rA svarAla dEvagaMga rA

O goddess, tender as the heavenly mango creepers, I'll worship you, appear before me
O goddess of knowledge and the soul of ancient souls, appear before me
O the cascade of vINA melodies and the eternal voice, appear before me
O the teacher of teachers endowed with fine qualities, appear before me
O saviour of the sorrowful lives, grant me the eternal wealth, appear before me
O goddess of gods endowed with the fragrance of the sacred lotus, appear before me
O the queen of Brahma, come with smiles to grant me boons, appear before me
O beautiful mother and the celstial river of music, appear before me

Regards! - mOhana