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Soorya – the Sun God

Lord Krishna advised his son Samba that there could be no other deity like Soorya (Sun), since he is easily sighted on the sky. He said: “pratyaksham devata suryo jagatchhaykshu divakarah | tasmaadabhayadhika kaachiddevata naasti shaashvati | yasmaadidam jagajjaatam layam … Continue reading

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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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Gangastothram

वरमिहे नीरे कमटो मीनः किं वा तीरे शरटः क्षीणः |  अथवा श्वपचो मलिनो दीनः तव न हि  दूरे नृपतिकुलीनः ||  Varmiha neere kamato meenah kim vaa teere sharatah ksheenah| Athava shwapacho malino deenah tav nahi doore nrupatikuleenah || जै  जै  गङ्गे  जै  हर  … Continue reading

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Nirvana Shatkam / Atma Shatkam

मनोबुद्ध्यहंकारचित्तानि नाहं न च श्रोत्रजिह्वे  न च घ्राणनेत्रे न च व्योमभूमिर्न तेजो न वायुः चिदानन्दरुपः शिवोऽहं शिवोऽहं ||१|| (निर्वाणषट्कम्) The first of the six verses of the Nirvana Shatkam, otherwise known as the Atma Shatkam is a composition of Bhagwan … 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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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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Meditation upon the world

ह्र्दीव  बह्यदेशेअपि  यस्मिन  कस्मिन्स्च  वस्तुनि  | समाधिराध्यस्सन्मात्रात  नामरूप पृथक्कृतिः   || द्र्ग् दृश्य   विवेकः  : २७  || Hrdeeva bahyadesheapi yasmin kasminsch vastuni | Samaadhiraadhyassanmaatraat naamroopaprthakkrutihi || Drg-drshya viveka: 27 || As in the heart (internal), in the outside or … 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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