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Saturday, 30 April 2016

Sri Rama Sthuthi by Lord Mahadeva – Lyrics and meanings



|| Jai Sriman Narayana ||



|| Shankara ||












I shall prostrate before Lord Rama who is powerful, he has blue complexion resembles to Neelothpala/blue Lilly, he is decked in majestic crown and various flower garlands and precious ornaments and armlets, he is seated in a grand throne spreading luster all over.  You have no beginning or end; you are the creator and preserver of all the living beings in the Universe without being a part of it but taking immense pleasure in it, you have assumed various forms of Suras and humans which are full of virtues in order to make your devotees extremely blissful. You have created the Universe and became a predominant part of it, you have taken command over the same and serpents too, you have assumed several forms like Surya, wind, moon, rain etc… in order to flourish the Universe, you dwells in the form of fire inside the body and absorb all those consumed, you rule the Universe with the assistance of five types of air, you represent the luster of moon, sun and fire, that provides courage and valor in the living beings, you symbolizes Lord Bhrama, Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva as well, you represent Time and Karma, Surya and Chandhra as well, in this way your eternal presence exists in the Universe and it is  considered as absolute Bhramam, you have incarnated as divine fish, you are the personification of Shruthi and Purana, you are supreme being and all pervading, I could witness your eternal presence in everything.  There is nothing exists without your constant presence in this Universe and you are all pervading, it is difficult to understand for the people about the supremacy of you because of the curtain of illusion, virtuous people will  realize the absolute truth of you as Paramathma with the devotion, dedication and various selfless services, Lord Bhrama who  imparts knowledge is not aware your supreme nature, intellectuals who are devoted to this divine form would get rid of all the sorrows and grief, ultimately liberates from the repeated births.  I am extremely pleased to eulogize your glories; I am residing in the sacred city of Kashi along with Goddess Sri Bhavani, I shall impart the sacred chant ‘Rama’ to the virtuous people who leave their mortal coil.


Whoever recites or listens or writes these glorious verses on regular basis with utmost faith and devotion would attain all the happiness in life, ultimately reach your lotus feet with your eternal grace.


Namosthu Ramaya Sa Shakthikaya | Neelothpala Shyamala Komalaya |
Kireeda Harangatha Bhooshithaya | Simhasanasthaya  Mahaprabhaya ||

Thvam Adi Madhyantha Viheena Yeka | Srujasya Vasyathsi Cha Loka Jatham |
Swamaya Dhathena Lipsyase | Thvayathsedha Sukhendhra Suratho Na Vadhya ||

Leelam Vidhasthe Guna Samvruthasthvam | Prasanna Bhakthanu  Vidhanahetho |
Nana Avatharai Sura Manushadhai | Pratheeyase Gnanibhireva  Nithyam ||

Swamsena Lokam Sakalam Vidhayatham | Bhibharshi Cha Thvam Thadhatha  Phaneesha |
Uparyadhobhanv Anilakodupoushadhi | Pravarsharoopovasinaikadha  Jagath ||

Thvamiha  Dheha Bhrutham Shikhiroopa Pachasi Bhakthamashesha Majasram |
Pavana  Panchaka Roopa Sahayo Jagadhagandham Anena Bhibhrasi ||

Chandhra Soorya Shikhimadhyagatham Yatheja Eesha, Chidhashesha  Thanoonam |
Prabhavathanu Bhruthamiha  Dhairyam Shourya Matharam Akhilam Thva Sathvam ||

Thvam Virincha Shiva Vishnu Vibhedath | Kala  Karma Shashi Soorya  Vibhath |
Vadhinam Pradhaghivesha Vibhasi | Bhrama Nishchitham Anyadhihaikam ||

Mathsyadhiroopena Yadha  Thvameka | Shruthou Puraneshu Cha Loka Siddha |
Thadhaiva Sarvam Sadha Sadh Vibhavam | Sthvameva Nanyath Bhavatho Vibhathi ||

Yadhyasthsam Uthpannam Anantham Srushtavath Pashyathe Yacha Bhavacha Yacha |
Na Dhrushyathe Sthavara Jangamadhou Thvaya Vinatha Paratha Parasthvam ||

Thvam  Na  Jananthi Parath Manasthe Jana Samastha Sthava Mayayatha |
Thvath Bhakthi Sevamala Manasanam Vibhathi Thathvam Paramekamaisham||

Bhramadhayasthe  Na Vidhu Swaroopam | Chithathma Thathvam Bhahirartha Bhava |
Thatho  Bhudhasthvam Idhameva  Roopam | Bhakthya Bhajan Mukthi Mupaithya Dhukka ||

Aham Bhavan Nama Gunai Krithartho | Vasami Kashyam Anisham Bhavanya |
Mumoorshamanasya Vimukthayeham | Dhishami Manthram Thava Rama Nama ||

Imam Sthavam Nithyam Anantha Bhakthya |Shrunvanthi Gayanthi Likhyanthi Yevai |

Thvaisarva Soukhyam Paramancha Labdhva | Bhavath Padham Yanthu Bhavath Prasadath ||


|| Jai Sriman Narayana ||

Sri Ramashtakam by Maharishi Vedavyasa – Lyrics and meanings



|| Jai Sriman Narayana ||










I shall meditate upon supreme Lord Rama who is the ultimate truth, he is charismatic, he is capable to destroy all the sins and always work for the welfare of his devotees, I shall meditate upon supreme Lord Rama who is the ultimate truth, he has attractive matted hair locks, he destroys all the sins and fears of his ardent devotees,  I shall meditate upon supreme Lord Rama who is the ultimate truth, he provides God realization to his passionate devotees, he is compassionate, he destroys the sorrows and grief in Samsara, he is serene and work for the welfare of living beings in the Universe, I shall meditate upon supreme Lord Rama who is the ultimate truth, he is the representation of Universe/Prapancham and dwells in it without any specific form or names, he is infallible, I shall meditate upon supreme Lord Rama who is the ultimate truth, he is beyond Prapancha, he is beyond perception, he is unblemished, he is flawless without any attachments,  I shall meditate upon supreme Lord Rama who is the ultimate truth, he is the life boat to cross the ocean of Samsara, he dwells as super soul in all the living beings, he is virtuous, he is the symbol of mercy, I shall meditate upon supreme Lord Rama who is the ultimate truth, he is Parambhramam/absolute Bhramam can be known through sacred hymns, he is omnipresent,  I shall meditate upon supreme Lord Rama who is the ultimate truth, he is the provider of serenity and pleasures to his passionate devotees, he destroys all the perils and illusions in their life, he is the supreme preceptor to them.


Whoever reads or listens to the sacred verses of Ramashtakam which is capable to provide abundance of merits and inspires to perform various righteous deeds was composed by Maharishi Vedavyasa, would be blessed with supreme knowledge, wealth, all the happiness, and everlasting fame, ultimately liberation from the repeated births.



 Bhaje Vishesha Sundaram  Samastha Papa Khandanam |
Swa Bhaktha Chiththa Ranjanam Sadhaiva Ramam Adhvayam ||

Jatakalapa Shobhitham Samasthapapa Nashakam |
Swa Bhaktha Bheethi Bhanjanam Bhajeha Ramam Adhvayam ||

Nijaswaroopa Bhodhakam Kripakaram Bhavapaham |
Samam Shivam Niranjanam Bhajeha Ramam Adhvayam ||

Saha Prapancha Kalpitham Hyanamaroopa Vasthavam |
Nirakrithim Niramayam Bhajeha Ramam Adhvayam ||

Nishprapancha  Nirvikalpa Nirmalam Niramayam |
Chidhekaroopa Santhatham Bhajeha Ramam Adhvayam ||

Bhavabdhipotha Roopakam Hyashesha Dheha Kalpitham |
Gunakaram Kripakaram Bhajeha Ramam Adhvayam ||

Mahavakhya Bhodhakair Virajamana Vakpadhai |
Parabhrama Vyapakam Bhajeha Ramam Adhvayam ||

Shiva Pradham Sukhapradham Bhavaschidham Bramapaham |
Virajamana Deshikam Bhajeha Ramam Adhvayam ||

Ramashtakam Padathi Ya Sukaram Supunyam |
Vyasena Bhashitham Idham Shrunuthe Manushya: |
Vidhyam Shriyam Vipula  Soukhyam Anantha Keerthim |
Samprapya Dheha Vilaye Labhathe Cha Moksham |



||  Ithi Sri Vyasa Virachitha Sri Ramashtakam Sampoornam ||


|| Jai Sriman Narayana ||

Friday, 29 April 2016

Sri Hanumath Pancharathnam by Sri Adishankaracharya – Lyrics and meanings



|| Jai Sriman Narayana ||












I shall meditate upon Lord Hanuman who is Vathathmaja/ son of Lord Vayu, he is the emissary of Seethapathi/Lord Rama, and he is free from all the sensual pleasures and worldly matters, he shed tears of joy in extreme delight.  I shall meditate upon Lord Hanuman who is the fortune of Ajanadevi/mother of Lord Hanuman, he has the face resemblance to lotus flower, and it has the supreme radiance of early hours of sun, he is the symbol of mercy, he is life giving and supreme Lord.  I shall surrender to the lotus feet Lord Hanuman, who excels the speed of arrows of Lord Manmatha, his eyes are wide and it has the resemblance to the petals of lotus flowers are filled with compassion, his neck has the resemblance to conch, he is the fortune of Anila/Lord Vayu, his lips has the luster of Bimba fruits, may the divine form of Lord Hanuman appear before me! He is the destroyer of grief of Sita, he is the cause for bringing glories to the valor of Lord Rama, and he thrashed the reputation of Dhashamukha/Ravana.  He is the chief among the monkey warriors; he is like the powerful rays of sun to the Dhanavas, he is the protector of distressed people, he is the delight of intense penance of Lord Vayu.


Whoever recites or listens to Sri Hanumath Pancharathnam would be blessed with intense devotion to Lord Rama and long life with all the pleasures.



Veethakhila  Vishayeccham  Jatha Anandha Ashru Pulakamathyaccham |
Seethapathi Dhoothadhyam Vathathmaja Madhya  Bhavaye Hrudhyam ||

Tharuna Aruna Mugha Kamalam Karuna Rasa Poora Poorithapangam |
Sanjeevanamashase Manjula Mahimanam Anjana Bhagyam ||

Shambara Vairi Sharathigam Ambujadhala Vipula  Lochanodharam |
Kambugalam Aniladhishtam Bimba Jwalithoshtam Yekam  Avalambe ||

Dhoorikritha  Seetharthi: Prakatikritha  Ramavaibhava  Spurthi: |
Dharitha Dhashamukha  Keerthi: Puratho Mama Bhathu  Hanumathomoorthi : ||

Vanara Nikaradhyaksham Dhanavakula Kumudha Ravikara Sadhrusham |
Dheena Janavana Dheeksham Pavana Thapa: Pakapunjamadhraksham ||

Yethath Pavana Suthasya Sthothram Ya: Padathi Pancharathnakhyam |

Chiramiha Nikhilan Bhogan Bhukthva Sri Rama Bhakthi Bhagbhaveth ||


|| Jai Sriman Narayana ||

Sri Gauriashtakam by Sri Adishankaracharya – Lyrics and meanings



|| Jai Sriman Narayana ||






I shall worship my mother Goddess Gauri who has the eyes resemblance to lotus flower, she playfully creates the Universe and withdraws the same into her, and she is meditated by the Yogis, she has the brilliance of several Adityas in the early hours of dawn.  I shall worship my mother Goddess Gauri who has the eyes resemblance to lotus flower, she is attainable for the virtuous through strict austerities, Prathyahara, Dhyana, and Samadhi/meditation and prayers, along with sincere devotion and dedication of mind, she is the personification of absolute truth, eternal wisdom and intelligence, and eternal bliss.  I shall worship my mother Goddess Gauri who has the eyes resemblance to lotus flower, she has most attractive smiling face, she is decked in various precious ornaments and crescent moon on her crown which is decorated on the beautiful dark clouds like curly hair locks, her lotus feet is worshiped by  Lord Indra and Upendhra/Lord Vishnu.  I shall worship my mother Goddess Gauri who has the eyes resemblance to lotus flower, she is the personification of terminology, she is cause for all the living beings in the Universe, and she is the symbol of syllables, she extends supreme brilliance of lightning.  I shall worship my mother Goddess Gauri who has the eyes resemblance to lotus flower, she dwells in the mooladhara and passes through the divine Chakra,  she has supreme luster of moon and sun, he has minuscule form and it is pleasing.  I shall worship my mother Goddess Gauri who has the eyes resemblance to lotus flower, she is unblemished, she is eternal Goddess of the Universe, she witnesses the functions of creation, preservation and destruction as well, she finds immense pleasure in the sport, she is the consort of Lord Shiva.  I shall worship my mother Goddess Gauri who has the eyes resemblance to lotus flower, she keeps the entire Universe on her womb, all the visible and invisible beings exists in her womb, she has attained half of the body of her consort, she explore through the Rajathashailam/silver mountains/icy mountains.  I shall worship my mother Goddess Gauri who has the eyes resemblance to lotus flower; she is the garland on all those living and non living beings that are meticulously woven with the thread, she is attainable with thorough intelligence and spiritual knowledge.  I shall worship my mother Goddess Gauri who has the eyes resemblance to lotus flower, she has various powers and she is all pervading, taking immense pleasure in exploring through the whole Universe, she is the symbol of auspiciousness and Kalpalathangim/wish fulfilling creeper to whoever surrendered to her.  I shall worship my mother Goddess Gauri who has the eyes resemblance to lotus flower, she is the destroyer of intense sorrows and grief causes by material bondage, virtuous people venerate her lotus feet and meditate upon her, she has attained half of the body of Eshwara and she is ever pleasing nature.



Whoever reads or listens to the above sacred hymns during the early hours of dawn, with intense faith and devotion, or whoever whispers the sacred verses of Gauriashtakam would be blessed with clarity and excellence in speech, wealth, intense devotion and faith on Lord Shiva and the eternal presence of Parvathaputhri/Goddess Parvathi.



Leela Labdha Sthapitha Lupthakhila Lokam | Loka Theethair Yogibhir Anthaschira Mrughyam |
Baladithya Srenisamana Dhyuthipunjam | Gaurimamba Mabooruhakshim Aham Meede ||

Prathyahara Dhyana Samadhi Sthithi Bhajam | Nithyam Chiththe Niruththi Kashtam Kalayanthim | Sathya Gnana Anandhamayim Tham Thanuroopam | Gaurimamba Mabhooruhakshim Aham Meede ||

Chandrapeeda Nandhitha Mandhasmitha Vakthram | Chandhra  Peedalankritha Neelalaka baram | Indhra Upendhra Architha Padambhuja Yugmam | Gauri  Mam Amba Mabhooruhakshim Aham Meede ||

Adhikshantham Akshara Moorthya Vilasantheem | Bhoothe Bhoothe Bhoothakadhamya Prasavithreem | Shabdha Bhramamayim Tham Thadithabam | Gauri Mam Amba Mabhooruhakshim Aham Meede ||

Mooladharath Udhithveethya Vidhirandhram | Shouram Chandhram Vyapya Vihara Jwalithangam | Yeyam Sookshmath Sookshmathanustham Sukharoopam | Gauri Mam Amba Mabhooruhakshim Aham Meede ||

Nithya: Shuddho Nishkala Yeko  Jagadheesha: | Sakshi Yasya: Sragvidhou Samharena Cha |
Vishwatharana Kreedanalolam Shivapathnim | Gauri Mam Amba Mabhooruhakshim Aham Meede ||

Yasya: Kukshou Leenamakhandam Jagadhandam | Bhooyo Bhooya: Pradhuramudhithya meva | Pathyasardham Rajathadhrou Shaila Viharanthim | Gauri Mam Amba Mabhooruhakshim Aham Meede ||

Yasya Motham Prothamashesham Manimala  | Soothre Yadhvath Kvapi Charam Chapyacharam Cha || Thamadhyathma Jnanapadhvya Ganamayim | Gauri Mam Amba Mabhooruhakshim Aham Meede ||

Nanakarai Shakthi Kadambhair Bhuvanani | Vyapya Swairam Kreedathi Yeyam Swayameka |
Kalyanim Tham Kalpalathamanathi Bhajam | Gauri Mam Amba Mabhooruhakshim Aham Meede ||

Ashapasa Klesha Vinasham Vidhadhanam | Padambhoja Dhyana Paranam Purushanam |
Esham Eshardhangaharam Thamabhiramam | Gauri Mam Amba Mabhooruhakshim Aham Meede ||

Prathakale Bhava Vishudha: Pranidhana | Bhakthya Nithyam Jalpathi Gauridashakam  Ya: |
Vacham siddhim Sampathamarhyam Shivabhakthim | Thasyavashyam Parvathapurthri Vidhadhathi ||



 || Jai Sriman Narayana ||

Sri Balamukundashtakam – Lyrics and meanings



|| Jai Sriman Narayana ||












I shall meditate upon Lord Balamukunda who is in Yoganidhra/recline posture on the banyan leaf; he has lotus flowers like hands which holds lotus like feet and shove his toe into the lotus flower like mouth.  I shall meditate upon Lord Balamukunda who is reclining on the center part of the  banyan leaf and draws the whole world towards him,  he is eternal, he has no beginning or end, he is the Lord of the Universe and its living beings; he has numerous incarnation for the welfare of the Universe and its living beings.  I shall meditate upon Lord Balamukunda who is the wish fulfilling tree to his passionate devotees who are surrendered to him, he has the complexion of blue lotus flower, he has attractive limbs, and his lotus feet are worshiped by Lord Indra and deities.  I shall meditate upon Lord Balamukunda who has beautiful curly hair locks decked in fresh alluring flower garlands, his attractive smile wth the magnificent row of teeth which entice for amorous sport, he has attractive lips resembles to Bimba fruits, he has wide beautiful eyes.   I shall meditate upon Lord Balamukunda, who steals the vessels of milk and curd stored on the top of the frame while the cowherds are not in home, he consume all those milk and curd at his hearts content and pretends to sleep.  I shall meditate upon Lord Balamukunda, who merrily danced on the hoods of venomous serpent Kaliya holding its tail on his hands, living in the waters of Kalindha/Yamuna. His face has the luster of autumn moon.  I shall meditate upon Lord Balamukunda who is a little hero was tied to the mortar pastel, later with all his strength uprooted the huge Arjuna tree as a part of childhood pranks, he has wide beautiful long eyes resembles to lotus petals.  I shall meditate upon Lord Balamukunda who stares at the face of his mother with his lotus flowers like eyes while consuming milk from her bosom, he is absolute pure consciousness, and he is divine and eternal.



Kararavindhena Padharavindham  Mukharavindhe  Viniveshayantham |
Vatasya Pathrasya Pudeshayanam Balam Mukundam Manasa Smarami ||

Samhrithya Lokan  Vatapathra Madhye  Shayanam Adhyantha Viheena Roopam |
Sarveshwaram Sarva Hithavatharam Balam Mukundam Manasa Smarami ||

Indheevara  Shyamala Komalangam  Indhradhi Devarchitha Padha Padmam |
Santhana Kalpadhrumam Ashrithanam Balam Mukundam Manasa Smarami ||

Lambalakam  Lamvitha  Haraishtam  Shringara Leelangitha Dhanthapangthim |
Bimbadharam Charuvishala Nethram Balam Mukundam Manasa Smarami ||

Shikhye Nidhayadhya Payodhadhini Bahirgathayam Vrajanayikayam |
Bhukthva Yatheshtam Kapadena Suptham Balam Mukundam Manasa Smarami ||

Kalindha Jathasthitha Kaliyasya Phanagrarange  Natanapriyantham |
Thath Pucchahastham Sharadhindhu Vakthram Balam Mukundam Manasa Smarami ||

Ullokhale Bandha Mudharashouryam Uthunga  Yugmarjunam Angaleelam |
Uthphulla  Padmayatha Charunethram  Balam Mukundam Manasa Smarami ||

Alokhya  Mathurmukhamadharena  Sthanyam Pibantham Sarasiruhaksham |
Sacchinmayam Devam Anantham Roopam Balam Mukundam Manasa Smarami ||



|| Jai Sriman Narayana ||

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Sri Balamukunda Sthuthi by Sage Markandeya - Lyrics & meanings



|| Jai Sriman Narayana ||













Sage Markandeya spoke “ Oh! Devadeva/Lord of Lords,  Oh! Jagannatha/Lord of the Universe, Oh! Mayabala/who has assumed the form of a magnificent child, Oh! Padmaksha/who has lotus like eyes, I shall surrender at your lotus feet, kindly protect me I am completely besieged with intense grief. Oh! Purushoththama, I am completely worn out, oh! Surashreshta/illustrious among Suras, I am extremely frightened to watch the colossal fumes and heavy torrential rain at the time of deluge, kindly protect me.   Oh! Purushoththama, it is horrifying to watch the heavy strom that empties the living beings, I am completely exhausted, kindly protect me.  Oh! Purushoththama, I am tormented by the torture of the dreadful deluge, kindly protect me Oh ! Purushoththama, Oh! Jagathpathe, kindly protect me from the tortures at the time of deluge, I am helpless to protect myself.  Oh! Purushoththama, I can witness awful destruction of living and non-living beings, kindly protect me. Oh! Purushoththama, Oh! Devesha, I could foresee the massive destruction of living and non-living beings, I am horrified and beseiged with extreme greif, kindly protect me. Oh! Purushoththama, I am helpless in Samsara, Oh! Vibhudhashreshta/wise, Oh! Vibhudhapriya/fond of scholars and intellectuals, kindly shower your grace.  Oh! Vibhudhanadha/symbol of wisdom, Oh! Vibhudhalaya/shelter to intellectuals, Oh! Sarvalokesha/Lord of the Universe, Oh! Jagathkarana/cause of the Universe kindly showers your grace. Oh! Lord of the Lords, Oh! Bhoodhara/who carries the Universe, Oh! Salilavasa/fond of amorous sport, Oh! Madhusoodhana/slayer of demon Madhu, Kindly showers your grace.  Oh! Kamalakantha/consort of Lakshmi, Oh! Thridhasheshwara, Oh! Kamsakeshigna/slayer of Kamsa and Keshi, Oh! Arishtanashana/slayer of Arishtasura, kindly showers your grace. Oh! Krishna/who has the complexion of dark clouds, Oh! Dhaithyagna/slayer of daithyas and demons, Oh! Mathuravasa/resides in the sacred city of Mathura, Oh! Yadhunandhan/darling of Yadhu, kindly shower your grace, Oh! Shakravaraja/who is adorned in divine wheel, Oh! Varada/provider of boons, kindly shower your grace, Oh! Jagathpathe, you represent Earth, water, air, sky, mind, ego, and intelligence, nature and Sathvik qualities as well, Oh! Prabho, you are Purusha, Oh! Jagathvyapi/all pervading, you represents sense organs, sounds and subjects as well.  You represents various directions, righteousness, Veda, Yagna and all those proceedings, Lord Indra, Lord Shiva, deities, oblations and fire as well. You represent Lord Yama, savior of living beings, Lord Varuna, Pithrus, ether, Lord Vayu and treasure house of wealth.  You are the ruler of the Universe and its living beings, you are eternal, and you represent Lord Ganesh and Lord Shanmugha, Vasus, Rudras, and Adityas as well.  You represent Dhanavas, Yakshas, Dhaithyas, Maruthganas, Siddhas, Apasaras, Nagas, Gandharvas, and charanas as well.  Oh! Achyutha, You represent Pithur, Valakhilya, Praja, Munis, Rishiganas, Ashwinikumaras,  Nishacharas, various varnas and all those numerous living beings and all the creations of Lord Bhrama.  You represent past, present, future, and all those living and non living beings in the Universe; you are the supreme soul in all those living and non living beings, Oh! Deva, you are unblemished, you are eternal, you are beyond description, you are the cause of Lord Bhrama, you are not visible and you are primordial, you are omnipresent, you are Maheshwara/Lord of the Universe, you symbolize sky, you are beyond description, serene, unborn, cause for the delusion.  In this way, I have eulogized your Supreme Being, Oh! Devadevesha, I have praised your glories as I have in my consciousness, hence kindly shower your grace on me.”


Bhagavan Sri Balamukunda said “ Oh! Vipra, build a shrine to worship Linga who is the cause of the Universe, he is the supreme deity; it would be equivalent as installation of idol of mine.  Lord Rudra is Lord Vishnu and Lord Vishnu is Lord Maheshwara, and there is no differentiation in this perception which is same as the principles of Sky and Air.  The ignorant people are not aware of the glories of Garudadhvaja and Vribhadhvaja as Thrilochana and Thripuragna respectively.  Therefore, Oh! Vipra, construct a Shiva shrine along with a pond named after Markandeya on the north of the shrine, whoever takes sacred bath in this pond would get relieved from all the sins.”



Sri Markandeya Uvacha –

Devadeva Jagannatha  Mayabala Vapurdhara | Thrahi Mam Charupadmaksha Dhukkitham Sharanagatham ||

Santhapthosmi Surashreshta Samvarththakhyena Vahnina | Angara Varsha Bheetham Cha Thrahi Mama Purushoththama ||

Shoshithascha Prachandena Vayuna Jagadhayuna | Vihvaloham Thadha  Shranthas Thrahi
 Mam Purushoththama ||

Thapithascha  Thashamathyai : Pralaya Varthakadhibhi: | Na  Shanthimadhigacchami Thrahi Mam Purushoththama ||

Thrishithascha Kshudhavishto Dhukkithascha  Jagathpathe |Thratharam Nathra Pashyami  Thrahi Mam Purushoththama ||

Thavodhare  Cha Devesha  Maya Dhrushtam Characharam | Vismithoham Vishannascha  Thrahimam Purushoththama ||

Samsaresmin Niralambe  Praseeda Purushoththama | Praseeda  Vibhudha Shreshta  Praseeda Vibhudha Priya ||

Praseeda Vibhudam  Nadha  Praseedha Vibhudhalaya | Praseeda Sarvalokesha  Jagath Karanakarana ||

Praseeda Sarvakrithdeva  Praseeda Mama Bhoodhara | Praseeda Salilavasa  Praseeda Madhusoodhana ||

Praseeda Kamalakantha  Praseeda Thridhasheshvara | Praseeda Kamsa Keshigna Praseeda Arishtanashana ||

Praseeda Krishna  Dhaithyagna Praseeda Dhanujanthaka | Praseeda Mathuravasa  Praseeda Yadhunandhana ||

Praseeda Shakravaraja Praseeda  Varadavyaya |Thvam Mahi Thvam Jalam Deva  Thvam Agnisthvam Sameerana : ||

Thvam Nabhasthvam Manaschaiva  Thvam Ahamkaram Yeva Cha | Thvam Buddhi: Prakrithischaiva  Sathvadhyastham Jagathpathe ||

Purushasthvam Jagathvyapi Purushadhapi Choththama: | Thvam Indhriyani Sarvani  Shadhadhya  Vishaya: Prabho ||

Thvam Dikpalascha Dharmascha  Veda Yajja: Sadhakshina: | Thvam Indhrasthvam  Shivo Devasthvam Havisthvam  Huthashana: ||

Thvam Yama: Pithrurad Deva Thvam Rakshodhipathi: Swayam | Varunasthvamapam Nadha Thvam Vayusthvam Dhaneshwara: ||

Thvam Eshanasthvam Ananthasthvam Ganeshascha Shanmugha: | Vasavasthvam  Thadha  Rudhrasthvam Adithyascha  Gechara: ||

Dhanavasthvam Thadha Yakshasthvam Dhaithya: Samaruthgana: | Siddhascha Apsaraso  Naga  Gandharvasthvam Sacharana: ||

Pitharo  Valakhilyascha  Prajanam  Pathayochyutha | Munayasthvam Rishiganasthvam Ashwinou Nishachara: ||

Anyascha  Jathayasthvam Hi Yath Kinjjijeeva Sanjjitham | Kim Chathra  Bahunokthena  Bhramadhi Sthambagocharam ||

Bhootham Bhavyam Bhavishyam Cha Thvam Jagath Characharam | Yaththe Roopam  Param Deva Koodasthvam Achalam Dhruvam ||

Bhramadhyasthanna Janathi Kadhamanye Alpamedhasa: | Deva Shuddha Swabhavosi Nithyasthvam  Prakrithe: Para: ||

Avyaktha: Shashvatho Anantha: Sarvavyapi Maheshwara: | Thvamasha: Para: Shantho  A
jasthvam  Vibhuravyaya: ||


Yevam  Thvam Nirgunam Sthothum Ka: Shaknothi Niranjanam |
Sthuthosi Yanmaya  Deva Vikalenalpa Chethasa |
Thath Sarvam Deva Devesha  Kshanthumarhasi Chvyaya ||

Sri Bhagavan Uvacha –

Yethath Paramam Devam Karanam Bhuvaneshwaram | Lingam Aradhana Arthaya Nana Bhava Prashanthaye ||

Mam Adhishidhena Viprendhra Kuru Sheeghram Shivalayam | Thath Prabhavaschaiva  Lokey Thishthathvam Cha Thathakshayam ||

Shivey  Samsthapithe Vipra Mama Samsthapanam Bhaveth | Navayorantharam Kinchitheka Bhavaou Dhvidhakrithou ||

Yo Rudhra: Sa Swayam Vishnuryo Vishnu: Sa Maheshwara: | Ubhayor Antharam Nasthi Pavanakashayoriva ||

Mohitho Nabhi Janatheeya Yeva Garudadhvaja: | Vrishabhadhvaja Sa Yevethi Thripuragnam  Thrilochanam ||

Thava Namankitham Thasmakuru Vipra Shivalayam | Uttharey  Deva Devasya  Kuru Theertham  Sushobhanam ||

Markandeya Hrudho Nama Naralokeshu Vishrutha: | Bhavishyathi Dhvija Shreshta Sarva Papa Pranashana: ||




|| Ithi Balamukundhasthuthi Sampoornam ||

|| Jai Sriman Narayana ||

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Sri Venkatesa Mangalashasanam – Lyrics & meanings



|| Jai Sriman Narayana ||













All the auspiciousness to Lord Srinivasa ! Who is most desirable consort of Goddess Sri Mahalakshmi, he is the symbol of wealth and auspiciousness, and he dwells in Srivenkatam which is the abode of wealth.  All the auscpiciousness to Lord Srinivas !  Who witnesses the functions of the Universe and the fleeting look of Goddess Sri Mahalakshmi which causes constant changes in the Universe,  All the auspiciousness to Lord Srinivasa ! who is decked in various precious ornaments and dwells in the most auspicious Sri Venkatadhri hills, all the auspiciousness to Lord Venkatesa ! who has most attractive limbs and charismatic looks, all the auspiciousness to Lord Venkatesa ! who is eternal and dwells as the soul in all the living beings, he is absolute Truth and eternal bliss, all the auspiciousness to Lord Venkatesa !  who is pleasing, easily attainable to the virtuous people, he is valorous, all the auspiciousness to Lord Venkatesa ! who is the essence of absolute Bhramam, he is Paramathma, he is beyond words, he is flawless, he is considered as the essence of  absolute Parambhramam, all the auspiciousness to Lord Venkatesa ! who is primordial and eternal, dwells as soul in the living beings, he is beyond perception, all the auspiciousness to Lord Venkatesa ! I shall offer libation at the lotus feet of supreme Lord Venkatesa who is the provider of safe haven with his Abhyahastha, kindly shower your eternal grace on us.   All the auspiciousness to Lord Venkatesa! who is the personification of mercy and waves of coolness, he sprinkles compassion and coolness to the Universe, all the auspiciousness to Lord Venkatesa ! who is decked various precious ornaments which spreads supreme brilliance, he is the destroyer of sorrows and grief of his devotees, all the auspiciousness to Lord Venkatesa ! Who is bored of his abode Sri Vaikundham and having most pleasing sport with Rama/his consort on the shores of Swami Pushkarani, all the auspiciousness to Lord Srinivasa! Who is all pervading and charming, dwells in the hearts of sages and virtuous people.  I shall prostrate before Lord Venkatesa! all the auspiciousness to Lord Srinivasa ! Who is unblemished, he is the personification of eternal wisdom, he is Lord Vasudeva who is the symbol of peace, all the auspiciousness supreme Lord Venkatesa  ! Who is eulogized by all the preceptors and their preceptors,



Sriya: Kanthaya  Kalyananidhaye  Nidhayerthinam |
Sri Venkatanivasaya  Srinivasaya Mangalam ||

Lakshmi Sa Vibhramaloka Subhru Vibhrama  Chakshushe |
Chakshushe  SarvalokanamVenkatesaya Mangalam ||

Srivenkatadhri Shringagra Mangala Abarananghraye |
Mangalanam Nivasaya Srinivasaya Mangalam ||

Sarva Avayavasoundharya Sambadha Sarvachethasam |
Sadha Sam Mohanayasthu Venkatesaya Mangalam ||

Nithyaya Niravadhyaya Sathya Anandha Chithathmane |
Sarvantharathmane  Srimad Venkatesaya Mangalam ||

Parasmai Bhramane  Poornakamaya Paramathmane |
Prayujje Parathathvaya  Venkatesaya Mangalam ||

Akala Thathvamashrantha Athmanam Anupashyatham |
Athrupthyamritharoopaya Venkatesaya Mangalam ||

Prayassvacharanou Pumsam Sharanyathvena  Panina |
Kripaya  Dhishathe Srimad Venkatesaya Mangalam ||

Dhaya Amrutha Tharanginyastharamgairiva Sheethalai: |
Apangaisinchathey Vishwam Venkatesaya Mangalam ||

Sragbhooshambarahetheenam Sushamavaha Moorthaye |
Sarva Arthi Shamanayasthu Venkatesaya Mangalam ||

Sri Vaikunda Virakthaya Swami Pushkaranithade |
Ramaya Ramamanaya Srinivasaya Mangalam ||
Srimath Sundara Jamathru Munimanasa Vasine |
Sarvaloka Nivasaya Srinivasaya Mangalam ||

Mangalashasana Parairmadhacharya Purogamai: |
Sarvaischa  Poorvairacharyai Sathkrithayasthu Mangalam ||

|| Ithi Sri Venkatesa Mangalashasanam Sampoornam ||



|| Jai Sriman Narayana ||

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Sri Ashtalakshmi Sthothram by Sri Adishankaracharya – Lyrics and meanings




|| Jai Sriman Narayana ||






Victory to Goddess Sri Adi Lakshmi/primeval! Who is the primeval female force of Lord Madhusoodhana, the slayer of the demon Madhu, venerated by the virtuous, sister of Lord Chandra, and has the appearance of mesmerizing gold.  She is worshiped by the Rishis and Sages, she is the provider of liberation to the souls, she has the nectar like speech and she is eulogized by Veda.   She resides in lotus flower, worshiped by the deities and she is the personification of peace and grant virtues in worshiper.  I shall earnestly pray to protect me always.


Victory to Goddess Sri Dhanya Lakshmi/symbol of grains! Who is the beloved to Lord Madhusoodhana, the slayer of the demon Madhu, destroyer of evil effects of Kali era and desirable to Lord, she is the quintessence of Veda and personification of Veda, and she is initiated from the milky ocean and has possessed all the auspiciousness.  She is the embodiment of sacred hymns and resides in it.  She resides in lotus flower; showering auspiciousness to her worshiper and her lotus feet is worshiped by the Deities.  I shall earnestly pray to protect me always.


Victory to Goddess Sri Dairya Lakshmi, who is the symbol of courage, beloved to Lord Madhusoodhana, the slayer of the demon Madhu,  she is portraits as  victorious and provider of victory as well, she is the female energy of Lord Vishnu, she is the daughter of Sage Bhargava, she is the embodiment of sacred chant and remains as sacred chant.  She is worshiped by the deities/Suras and she grants boon instantly.  She is the provider of wisdom and intelligence, she is the personification of Sastras, and destroys fear and sins of her worshiper.  She is worshiped by the virtuous; I shall earnestly pray to protect me always.


Victory to Goddess Sri Gajalakshmi/symbol of wealth, who is the beloved of Lord Madhusoodhana, the slayer of the demon Madhu, she is the remover of ill fate of her worshiper and desirable to Lord.  She is the embodiment of all Sastra and provider of boons.  She is surrounded by the army of chariots, elephants, horses and cavalry; she is venerated by the virtuous.  She is worshipped by Lord Hari, Lord Hara and Lord Brahma and whose feet are capable to eradicate the grief and sufferings of the worshiper.  I shall earnestly pray to protect me always.


Victory to Goddess Sri Shanthana Lakshmi/symbol of serenity, who is the beloved of Lord Madhusoodhana, the slayer of the demon Madhu, she rides on a swan and she is desirable to Lord, she is the consort of Lord Chakradhara who holds the auspicious wheel, she personifies various emotion, she is the embodiment of Intellect & wisdom, she is the provider of virtues and desired for the welfare of the Universe.  She is worshiped by Sapthaswaras of Music, all Suras/deities and Rishis, Asuras/demons and humans.  I shall earnestly pray to protect me always.


Victory to Goddess Sri Vijayalakshmi/symbol of triumph, who is the beloved of Lord Mahdusoodhana, the slayer of the demon Madhu, victory to who resides on the lotus flower, she is the provider of liberation to the souls, She is the embodiment of Wisdom &  Knowledge and Music.  She is venerated by the saffron powder on daily basis, along with the divine musical instruments and pleased by the Sri Kanakadhara Sthuthi of Sri Sankara Desika.  I shall earnestly pray to protect me always.


Victory to Goddess Sri Vidyalakshmi/symbol of wisdom, who is the beloved of Lord Madhusoodhana, the slayer of the demon Madhu, pleased by the deities and venerated by Sage Bharatha, She is the daughter of Sage Bhargava, She is the remover of grief and miseries, and she is adorned with precious stones and gems.  She has precious ornaments on her ears, she has serene face with a smile on it, she bestows nine kinds of wealth to the worshiper, and she is the remover of evil effects of Kali era.  Her hands are capable to fulfill the desires of her worshiper.  I shall earnestly pray to protect me always.


Victory to Goddess Sri Dhanalakshmi/symbol of wealth, who is the beloved of Lord Madhusoodhana, the slayer of the demon Madhu, complete with the divine sounds of the drums and magnificent sound of conch.  She is worshiped by Veda, Ithihasa and Puranas/sacred scriptures and recommends the Vedic path of belief to her worshiper.  I shall earnestly pray to protect me always.


Sumanasa Vandhitha Madhavi Chandra Sahodhari Hema Maye |
Muni Gana Manditha Moksha Pradhayini Manjula Bashani Vedanuthey ||
Pankajavasini  Deva Supoojitha Sadguna Varshini Sandhiyuthey |
Jaya Jaya Hey Madhusoodhana Kamini Adilakshmi Sadha Palayamam ||

Ayi Kali Kalmasha Nasini Kamini Vaidhika Roopini  Veda Maye |
Ksheera Samudhbhava Mangalarupini Manthranivasini Manthranuthey ||
Mangaladhayini Ambujavasini Devaganarchitha Padhayuthey |
Jaya Jaya Hey Madhusoodhana Kamini Dhanyalakshmi Sadha Palayamam ||

Jaya Varavarnani Vaishnavi Bhargavi Manthra Swaroopini Manthramaye |
Suragana Pujitha Sheegra Phalapradha Gnana Vikasani Shasthranuthey ||
Bhava Bhaya Harini Papa Vimochani Sadhu Janarchitha  Padhayuthey |
Jaya Jaya Hey Madhusoodhana Kamini Dhairya Lakshmi Sadha Palayamam ||

Jaya Jaya Durgathi Nasini Kamini Sarva Phalapradha  Sastramaye |
Rathagaja Thuranga Padhathi Samavrutha Parijana Manditha  Lokanuthey ||
Hari Hara Bhrama Supujitha Sevitha Thapanivarani Padhayuthey |
Jaya Jaya Hey Madhusoodhana Kamini Gajalakshmi Sadha Palayamam ||

Ayikhaga Vahini Mohini Chakrini Ragavivardhini Gnanamaye |
Gunagana Varidhi Loka Hithaishini Swara Sapatha Bhooshitha Gananuthey ||
Sakala Surasura Deva Muneeswara Manava Vandhitha Padhayuthey |
Jaya Jaya Hey Madhusoodhana Kamini Santhana Lakshmi Sadha Palayamam ||

Jaya Kamalasini Sadhgathi Dhayini  Gnana Vikasini Gnanamaye |
Anudhinam Architha Kumkuma Dhoosara Bhooshitha Vasitha Vadhyanuthey ||
Kanakadhara Sthuthi Vaibhava Vandhitha Shankara Desika Manyapathey |
Jaya Jaya Hey Madhusoodhana Kamini Vijayalakshmi Sadha Palayamam ||

Pranathasureswari Bharathi Bhargavi Shoka Vinasani Rathnamaye |
Manimaya Bhooshitha Karma Vibhooshana Shanthi Samavrutha Hasyamukhey ||
Navanidhi Dhayini Kalimala Harini Kamitha Phalapradha Hasthayuthey |
Jaya Jaya Hey Madhusoodhana Kamini Vidhyalakshmi Sadha Palayamam ||

Dhimidhimi Dhindhimi Dhindhimi Dhindhimi  Dhundhubhi Nadha Supoornamaye |
Ghumaghuma Ghumaguma Ghumaguma Ghumaguma Shankha Ninadha Suvadhyanuthey ||
Veda Purana Ithihasa Supujitha Vaidhika Marga Pradharshayuthey |

Jaya Jaya Hey Madhusoodhana Kamini Dhanalakshmi Sadha Palayamam ||

|| Jai Sriman Narayana ||