Category Archives: Cosmic Being

Vishnu Sahasranama

The ‘Vishnu Sahasranama’ is the 149th adhyaya of the Anushasana parva of the epic, Mahabharata. Tradition holds it that it was composed by Sanaka and was given to Bhishma. Bhishma, in turn, recited it to the Pandavas in the presence … Continue reading

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Uddhava Gita

The Uddhava Gita contains teachings given by Shri Krishna to His beloved devotee and follower, Uddhava, shortly before His departure from this world. This forms the main part of the eleventh canto of the Shrimad Bhagavatham. Various instructions are given, but … Continue reading

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Lord Ganesha – remover of obstacles

ॐ शुक्लांबरधरं विष्णुं शशिवर्णं चतुर्भुजं | प्रसन्नवदनं ध्यायेत् सर्वविघ्नोपशान्तये || Om shuklambaradharam vishnum shashivarnam chaturbhujam| Prasannavadanam dhyaayet sarvavighnopashaantaye || This verse is generally chanted as a prayer, to invoke the Grace of Lord Ganesha, before undertaking any work. The Lord … Continue reading

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Welcome to the “name” ceremony!

Krishna Krishna Krishna Krishna Kanhaiyaa… Govinda Govinda Gopala Gopala          Nand-Yashoda, Anand Kishora,  Gokulabala, Devakinandan,  Navneetchora, Krishna Krishna… Murli manohar, Shyamal sunder, Kunj vihara, Venugopala, Murlishridhara, Yadavanandan, Krishna Krishna…Radhyeshyama, Gopivallabha, Madhava, Keshava, Pankajnayana, Kamalnayana, Mukunda, Krishna, Krishna… Mandar Giridhari, Govardhana … Continue reading

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Shree suktham – श्री सूक्तं

Invocation to the Goddess of Prosperity सिद्धलक्ष्मीर्मोक्षलक्ष्मिर्जयलक्ष्मिस्सरवती  | श्रिलक्ष्मिर्वरलक्ष्मिस्च  प्रसन्न  मम  सर्वदा  || Siddhalakshmeermoksha lakshmirjayalakshmissaravatee | shrilakshmirvaralakshmischa prasanna mama sarvadaa || May Lakshmi, the Goddess of Siddhis (super natural powers), Lakshmi the bestower of liberation, Lakshmi the one who grants … Continue reading

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Shree suktham श्री सूक्तं

Invocation to the Goddess of Prosperity: हिरण्यवर्णां हरिणीं सुवर्णरजतस्रजां | चन्द्रां हिरण्मयीं लक्ष्मीं जातवेदो म आवह || १ || Hiranyavarnaam  harineem suvarnarajatasrajaam | chandraam hiranmayeem lakshmeem jaatavedo ma aavaha || 1 || 1. O Jataveda! (Fire God/Agni)! I invoke your … Continue reading

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The Bhagavad Gita prescription..

Emergencies, challenges, dilemnas of present lifestyles, some inevitable, some remediable and yet others that exist only in our imaginations can set us off-balance and we are apt to fall in the dirty ditches of despair, despondency and depression. We often … Continue reading

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Narayanasuktham – नारायणसूक्तं

सहस्रशीर्षं  देवं  विव्श्वाक्षं  विश्वशंभुवं  | विश्वं  नारायणं  देवमक्षरं  परमं   पदं  || १ || Sahasrasheersham devam vivshvaaksham vishvashambhuvam| Vishvam naaraayanam devamaksharam param padam || 1 || विश्वतः  परमानित्यं  विश्वं  नारायनगुं  हरिं  | विश्वमेवेदं  पुरुष -स्तद्विष्व -मुपजीवति  || २  || Vishvatah paramaanityam … Continue reading

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