Sunday, August 17, 2008


Gayatri Ashtottram
The Adi Parashakthi. Culmination of the most powerful, Parvathi, Lakshmi and Saraswathi. These three form the crux. These three combine to become Adi Parashakthi. The ultimate source of power. The Mother of gods and supreme God of all gods. She is infinetly most powerful than Brahma, Vishnu and Maheswara combined or separate. She is also associated with the sun and is worshipped as a sun goddess.One of the sacred texts says, "The Gayatri is Brahma, Gayatri is Vishnu, Gayatri is Shiva, the Gayatri is Vedas" Gayatri later came to be personified as a Goddess. She is shown as having five heads and is usually seated within a lotus. The four heads of Gayatri represent the four Vedas and the fifth one represents almighty God. In her ten hands, she holds all the symbols of Lord Vishnu. Gayatri Mantra is of one of the most important Vedic hymns consisting of twenty-four syllables. This hymn is addressed to Lord Surya (Sun) as the supreme generative force. The hymn says, "We meditate on that glorious light of the divine Surya, may he, the lord of light illuminate our minds".Also find below the 108 Devine Names of Goddess Gayatri Devi (Gayatri Ashtottram)

Om Taruna-ditya samkashayai namah

Om Saha-srana-yanoj-valayai namah

Om Vichitra-malya-bhara-nayai namah

Om Tuhina-chala-vasinyai namah

Om Varada-bhaya-hastab-jayai namah

Om Revareera-niva-sinyai namah

Om Nipatraya-vishesha-gynayai namah

Om Yantra-kruti-virajitayai namah

Om Bhadha-pada-prayayai namah

Om Govinda-pada-gaminyai namah

Om Devarhsi-gana-samstu-tyayai namah

Om Vana-mala-vibhu-shitayai namah

Om Syanda-nottama-samsdha-nayai namah

Om Deergha-jeemata-nisva-nayai namah

Om Matta-matanga-gamanayai namah

Om Hiranya-kamala-sanayai namah

Om Deeja-nadhara niratayai namah

Om Yoginyai namah

Om Yoga-dharinyai namah

Om Nata-natyai-kani-ratayai namah

Om Prana-vadya-ksharat-mikayai namah

Om Chora-chara-kriya-saktayai namah

Om Daridrya-chedaka-rinyai namah

Om Yada-vendra-kulod-bhutayai namah

Om Tureeya-padha-gaminyai namah

Om Gayatryai namah

Om Gomatyai namah

Om Gangayai namah

Om Goutamyai namah

Om Guruda-sanayai namah

Om Geya-gana-priyayai namah

Om Gouryai namahOm Govinda-pada-pujitayai namah

Om Gandharva-nagara-karayai namah

Om Goura-varnayai namah

Om Gane-shvaryai namah

Om Gadashra-yayai namah

Om Guna-vatyai namah

Om Gahvaryai namah

Om Gana-pujitayai namah

Om Guna-traya samayu-ktayai namah

Om Gunatraya-vivarji-tayai namah

Om Guha-vasayai namah

Om Guna-dharayai namah

Om Guhyayai namah

Om Gandharva-rupinyai namah

Om Garya-priyayai namah

Om Guru-padayai namah

Om Guhya-linganga-dharinyai namah

Om Savitryai namah

Om Surya-tana-yayai namah

Om Sushu-mnanadi-bedinyai namah

Om Supra-kashayai namah

Om Sukha-seenayai namah

Om Sumatyai namah

Om Sura-pujitayai namah

Om Sushu-patya-vasdhayai namah

Om Sudatyai namah

Om Sundaryai namah

Om Saga-ramba-rayai namah

Om Sudham-shubimba-vadanayai namah

Om Sustanyai namah

Om Suvi-locha-nayai namah

Om Seetayai namah

Om Sarva-shrayayai namah

Om Sandhyayai namah

Om Sapha-layai namah

Om Sukhada-enyai namah

Om Subhruve namah

Om Suna-sayai namah

Om Sushronyai namah

Om Samsara-rnavata-rinyai namah

Om Sama-gana-priyayai namah

Om Sadhvyai namah

Om Sarva-bharana-pujitayai namah

Om Vaishnavyai namah

Om Vimala-karayai namah

Om Mahendryai namah

Om Mantra-rupinyai namah

Om Maha-lakshmyai namah

Om Maha-sidyai namah

Om Maha-mayayai namah

Om Mahe-sharyai namah

Om Mohinyai namah

Om Madana-karayai namah

Om Madhu-sudhana-choditayai namah

Om Meena-kshyai namah

Om Madhura-vasayai namah

Om Nagendra-tanayayai namah

Om Umayai namah

Om Trivikrama-pada-krantayai namah

Om Trisva-rayai namah

Om Trivilo-chanayai namah

Om Surya-mandala-madya-sdhayai namah

Om Chandra-mandala-samsdhitayai namah

Om Vahni-mandala-madya-sdhayai namah

Om Vayu-mandala-madya-sdhayai namah

Om Vyoma-mandala-madya-sdhayai namah

Om Chakrinyai namah

Om Chakra-rupinyai namah

Om Kala-chakra-vitana-sdhayai namah

Om Chandra-mandala-darpanayai namah

Om Jyotna-tapanuli-ptamgyai namah

Om Maha-maruta-veejitayai namah

Om Sarva-mantra-shrayayai namah

Om Denave namahOm Papagnai namah

Om Parame-shvaryai namah

Ohm Saraswateyaye VidmaheBrmhapatniyaye Dhi-MahiTanno Saraswathi Prachodayat


Sundara Kandam is 5th section of Great Ramayana mainly full of the Adventures of Lord Hanuman. Reading Sundara Kandam will help us to know about the Adventures of Our Lord Hanuman. Here is only the brief of Sundara Kandam.Hanuman at the suggestion and encouragement given by Jambhavan decided to cross the ocean and reach Sri Lanka. He promised his friends that he would search and find out Sita in Sri Lanka. The God of the sea to help Hanuman asked his friend the Mainaka Mountain to rise above the sea and help Hanuman to relax and take rest. Hanuman however refused the offer and went ahead. The assembled Devas wanted to test the efficiency of Hanuman and sent, Devi Surasa to test him. She took the form of a Rakshasi and informed him that he should enter her mouth and become her food; Hanuman increased his size to a very mega form. Surasa also made her mouth sufficiently big to swallow Hanuman. At that time Hanuman reduced his body to a thumb size jumped in and out of Surasas’s mouth. Surasa blessed him and the devas were very sure that Hanuman can do the job assigned to him. After this a Rakshasi called Simhika caught hold of his shadow and started dragging him to her mouth so that she can eat him. Hanuman again increased the size of the body and killed Simhika. After this Hanuman reached the city of Sri Lanka. There he took a small midget form before entering the city, to avoid detection. However Lanka Devatha stopped him and challenged him. He hit her with his clenched fist and she fell down. She realised that the end of the city of Sri Lanka was nearing and blessed Hanuman in his endeavour. Hanuman then searched all over the city including Ravana’s harem. Though on seeing Mandodhari he thought that he has seen Sita, he concluded immediately that she who was living a life of luxury could not be Sita. Later he located Sita in the Asoka forest which was attached to the harem of Ravana.

She was sleeping on the floor, had not taken bath nor changed her dresses. She also had removed all non-essential ornaments and hung them on a tree. While he was watching Ravana paid a visit to Sita and requested her to be his wife. She refused and told him that the only way for him to continue to live was to give her back to Rama. Becoming furious he set a period of two months for her to live and instructed the Rakshasis to terrorise her and make her agree for his proposal. While the Rakshasis were trying their best, Trijata, the daughter of Vibhishana told the Rakshasis about her dream in which she clearly foresaw the defeat and death of Ravana and the victory of Rama. The Rakshasis were scared because of this. However Sita dejected by her situation decided to commit suicide by hanging by her own hair. Hanuman hiding in the tree related the story of Rama up to that point and hearing this Sita became enthused. Hanuman appeared before her, after all Rakshasis were asleep and related to her the adventures of Rama and also gave her signet Ring of Rama as the identification. He also requested her to ride on his back and reach Rama. Sita refused this offer saying that this would be an insult to Rama’s valour and also she, as a virtuous woman would not touch another male willingly. She also gave him her pearl hair brooch as identification.This brooch was given to her by her father. She also told him story of the crow, which attacked her and how Rama put a Tilak on her forehead with a red stone. Hanuman took leave of Sita and while returning made up his mind to see Ravana as well as the city of Lanka. To draw attention to himself, he destroyed the Asoka forest. Ravana sent many of his warriors including his younger son Akshaya Kumara to capture Hanuman. However Hanuman killed all of them.

Then Ravana sent his elder son Indra Jit to capture Hanuman who succeeded by using his Brahma Asthra. Though he became free due to his boon, Hanuman seemingly submitted himself to the rakshasas and reached the court of Ravana. Becoming angry Ravana awarded the capital punishment to Hanuman. However Vibhishana, the younger brother of Ravana pointed out that such a punishment couldn’t be given to emissaries. Agreeing to his view, Ravana ordered the Rakshasas to set fire to the tail of Hanuman. However acceding to the prayer of Sita, who heard the news from other Rakshasis, the God of fire did not hurt Hanuman. Hanuman escaped from the clutches of the Rakshasas by his sheer prowess, and using the fire in his tail, set fire to the city of Lanka. Then he took leave of Sita and jumped back to the other shore. He then related his story to his friends and they together decided to tell it to Sri Rama. On their way back to Sri Rama, they destroyed the honey garden of King Sugreeva. They then reached Kishkinda and relate in detail about how they have been able to find Sita and how she is sad, guarding her virtue and would die after 2 months.Hanuman in this section has been described as one for whom nothing is impossible and who is the embodiment of faith, devotion, and loyalty to the master, fearlessness and self-confidence. The story points out that, success is the outcome of such an attitude .It teaches us that, if we want to be successful in life we have to combine the above qualities As a humble devotee I personally feel that if we can read and sing the original lilting poems of Sage Valmiki, it would be really great and those of us who cannot, could equally benefit from daily reading the translation. I believe like this because unlike the Vedas where the vibrations created by each sound is important, here it is a poem and the intention of Sage Valmiki appears to tell and make us understand the story and not create positive vibrations.RAMRAM RAMRAM RAMRAM RAM...

Saturday, August 16, 2008


Sree Venkateshwara Suprabhatam

Kaosalya supraja rama purva-sandya prava-rtate

Uttishta nara-shardula karta-vyam daiva-mahni-kam - 1

Uttishto-ttishta govinda uttishta garudad-vaja

Utishta kamala-kanta trailok-yam mangalam kuru - 2

Matasa-masta-jagatam madhu-kaita-bhare

Vaksho-viharini mano-hara divya-murte

Sree-swamini shrita-jana priya-dana-shile

Sree venka-tesha daeite tava supra-bhatam - 3

Tava supra-bhata mara-vinda-lochane

Bhavatu prasanna mukha chandra-mandale

Vidhi shanka-rendra vani-tabhi rarchite

Vrusha-shaila-nadha daeite daya-nidhe - 4

Atryadi sapta-rushaya samu-pasya sandhya

Aakasha-sindhu kamalani mano-harani

Aadaya pada-yuga marcha-eitum prasannah

Sheshadri sheka-ravibho tava supra-bhatam - 5

Panchana nabjabhava shanmukha vasa-vadhya

Traivikra-madi charitam vibudhah suvanti

Bhasha-patih pathati vasara-shudhi-marat

Bhasha-patih shekhara-vibho tava supra-bhatam - 6

Esha-tprapulla sara-siru-hanari-kela

Poogadru-madi-sumano-hara palikanam

Aayati manda-manilah saha divya-gandhaih

Sheshadri-shekhara-vibho tava supra-bhatam - 7

Unmilya netra-yuga muttama panjarasdhah

Patra-vashishta kadali-phala paya-sani

Bhuktva salila madha keli-shukah pathanti

Sheshadri-shekhara-vibho tava supra-bhatam - 8
Tantree prakarsha madhu-rasvanaya vipanchya

Gaya tyananta-charitam tava narado pi

Bhasha samagra masak-rutkara-charu-lamyam

Sheshadri-shekhara-vibho tava supra-bhatam - 9

Bhrunga-vashi cha makaranda-rasanu-vidha

Jankara-geeta ninadaih saha seva-naya

Niryatyu-panta sarasee-kamalo-darebhyah

Sheshadri-shekhara-vibho tava supra-bhatam - 10

Yesha-ganena vara-dadhni vimadhya-mane

Ghosha-layeshu dadhi-mindhana teevra ghoshah

Roshat-kalim vida-dhate kaku-bhashcha kunbhah

Sheshadri-shekhara-vibho tava supra-bhatam - 11

Padme shamitra-shara-patra-gatali-vargah

Hartum shriyam kuvala-yasya nijanga-lakshmya

Bheree-ninada-miva bibhrati teevra-nadam

Sheshadri-shekhara-vibho tava supra-bhatam - 12

Sree-manna-bhishta varada-khila loka-bandho

Sree sree-nivasa jaga-deka dayaika sindho

Sree devata gruha bhujantara divya-murte

Sree venkata-chalapate tava supra-bhatam - 13

Sree swami-pushka-rinika plava nirma-langah

Shreyo-rdhino hara-virinchi sananda-nadyah

Dvare vasanti vara-vetra hatotta-mangah

Sree venkata-chalapate tava supra-bhatam - 14

Sree shesha-shaila garuda-chala venkatadri

Narayanadri vrusha-bhadri vrushadri-mukhyam

Aakhyam tvadeeya-vasate ranisham vadanti

Sree venkata-chalapate tava supra-bhatam - 15

Seva-parah shiva-suresha krushanu-dharma

Raksombu-nadha pava-mana dhanadhi-nadhah

Badhanjali pravila-sannija shirsha deshah

Sree venkata-chalapate tava supra-bhatam - 16

Dhatishu te vihaga-raja mrugadhi-raja

Nagadhi-raja gaja-raja hayadhi-rajah

Svasva-dhikara mahi-madika mardha-yante

Sree venkata-chalapate tava supra-bhatam - 17

Suryendu bhaoma budha-vakpati kavya-saori

Svarbhanu ketu divisha tparishat-pradhanah

Tvadha sada-sachara-mavadhi dasa-dasah

Sree venkata-chalapate tava supra-bhatam - 18

Tvatpada-dhuli bharita-spuritotta-mangah

Svarga-pavarga nira-peksha nijanta-rangah

Kalpa-gama-kalana ya-kulatam labhamte

Sree venkata-chalapate tava supra-bhatam - 19

Tvadgo-puragra shikharani nireeksha-manah

Svarga-pavarga padaveem paramam shrayantah

Martya manushya-bhuvane mati-mashra-yante

Sree venkata-chalapate tava supra-bhatam - 20

Sree bhumi-nayaka dayadi-guna-mrutabdhe

Devadi-deva jagadeka sharanya-murte

Sree-manna-nanta garu-dadibhi rarchi-tamghre

Sree venkata-chalapate tava supra-bhatam - 21

Sree padma-nabha puru-shottama vasu-deva

Vaikuntha madhava janardana chakra-pane

Sree-vatsa chihna sharana-gata pari-jata

Sree venkata-chalapate tava supra-bhatam - 22

Kandarpa-darpa-hara sundara divya-murte

Kanta kuchamburuha kutma-lalola drushte

Kalyana nirmala guna-kara divya-keerte

Sree venkata-chalapate tava supra-bhatam - 23

Mina-krute kamata kola nrusinha varnin

Svamin para-shvadha tapo-dhana rama-chandra

Sheshansha rama yadu-nanduna kalki-rupa

Sree venkata-chalapate tava supra-bhatam - 24

Ylala-vanga ghana-sara sugandhi teerdham

Divyam viyatsa-riti hemagha-teshu purnam

Dhrutva dyavaidika shikha-manayah prahrushtah

Tishtanti venkatapate tava supra-bhatam - 25

Bhasvanu-deti vika-chani saroru-hani

Sampura-yanti ninadaih kakubho vihangah

Sree-vaishnava satata mardhita mangalaste

Dhamashra-yanti tava venkata supra-bhatam - 26

Bramha-daya sura-vara sama-harsha-yaste

Santa-sanandana mukha-styadha yogi-varyah

Dhamantike tava hi mangala-vastu-hastah

Sree venkata-chalapate tava supra-bhatam - 27

br> Lakshmi-nivasa nira-vadya gunaika-sindho

Sansara sagara samuttara-naika-seto

Vedanta vedya nija-vaibhava bhakta-bhogya

Sree venkata-chalapate tava supra-bhatam - 28

Etdham vrusha-chala-pate riha supra-bhatam

Ye manavah prati-dinam pati-tum pravruttah

Tesham prabhata samaye smruti-ranga-bhajam

Pragynam parardha sulabham paramam prasute - 29


Sree Shanaishchara Astottara Shatanamavali

1 Om Shanai-shcharayai namah
2 Om Shantaya namah
3 Om Sarva-beeshta-pradaeine namah
4 Om Sharanyaya namah
5 Om Varenyaya namah
6 Om Sarve-shaya namah
7 Om Soumyaya namah
8 Om Suravandyaya namah
9 Om Suraloka-viharine namah
10 Om Sukha-sanapa-vishtaya namah
11 Om Sundaraya namah
12 Om Ghanaya namah
13 Om Ghana-rupaya namah
14 Om Ghana-bharana-dharine namah
15 Om Ghana-sara-vilepaya namah
16 Om Khadyo-taya namah
17 Om Mandaya namah
18 Om Manda-cheshtaya namah
19 Om Maha-neeya-gunatmane namah
20 Om Martya-pavana-padaya namah
21 Om Maheshaya namah
22 Om Chhaya-putraya namah
23 Om Sharvaya namah
24 Om Sara-tuneera-dharine namah
25 Om Chara-sdhira-svabhavaya namah
26 Om Chancha-laya namah
27 Om Neela-varnaya namah
28 Om Nityaya namah
29 Om Neelaa-mjana-nibhaya namah
30 Om Neelaa-mbara-vibhushaya namah
31 Om Nishcha-laya namah
32 Om Vedyaya namah
33 Om Vidhi-rupaya namah
34 Om Virodha-dhara-bhumaye namah
35 Om Veda-spada-svabha-vaya namah
36 Om Vajra-dehaya namah
37 Om Vairagya-daya namah
38 Om Veeraya namah
39 Om Veeta-roga-bhayaya namah
40 Om Vipatparampa-reshaya namah
41 Om Vishva-vandyaya namah
42 Om Grudhra-vahaya namah
43 Om Gudaya namah
44 Om Kurmamgaya namah
45 Om Kurupine namah
46 Om Kutsi-taya namah
47 Om Gunadyaya namah
48 Om Gocha-raya namah
49 Om Avidya-mula-nashaya namah
50 Om Vidya-vidya-svarupine namah
51 Om Aayushya-karanaya namah
52 Om Aapadu-dhartre namah
53 Om Vishnu-bhaktaya namah
54 Om Vashine namah
55 Om Vividha-gama-vedine namah
56Om Vidhi-stutyaya namah
57 Om Vandyaya namah
58 Om Virupakshaya namah
59 Om Varishtaya namah
60 Om Garishtaya namah
61 Om Vajramku-shadharaya namah
62 Om Varada-bhaya-hastaya namah
63 Om Vaamanaya namah
64 Om Jyeshta-patnee-sametaya namah
65 Om Shreshtaya namah
66 Om Amita-bhashine namah
67 Om Kashtou-ghana-shakaya namah
68 Om Aarya-pushti-daya namah
69 Om Stutyaya namah
70 Om Stotra-gamyaya namah
71 Om Bhakti-vashyaya namah
72 Om Bhanave namah
73 Om Bhanu-putraya namah
74 Om Bhavyaya namah
75 Om Paavanaya namah
76 Om Dhanurmamdala-samsthaya namah
77 Om Dhanadaya namah
78 Om Dhanushmate namah
79 Om Tanu-prakasha-dehaya namah
80 Om Tamasaya namah
81 Om Ashesha-jana-vandyaya namah
82 Om Vishesha-phaladaeine namah
83 Om Vashi-kruta-janeshaya namah
84 Om Pashunampataye namah
85 Om Khecharaya namah
86 Om Khageshaya namah
87 Om Ghana-neelaambaraya namah
88 Om Katinya-manasaya namah
89 Om Aarya-gana-stutyaya namah
90 Om Neelachatraya namah
91 Om Nityaya namah
92 Om Nirgunaya namah
93 Om Gunatmane namah
94 Om Niramayaya namah
95 Om Vindyaya namah
96 Om Vanda-neeyaya namah
97 Om Deeraya namah
98 Om Devya-dehaya namah
99 Om Deenarti-haranaya namah
100 Om Dainya-nashakaraya namah
101 Om Aarya-jana-ganyaya namah
102 Om Kruraya namah
103 Om Krura-cheshtaya namah
104 Om Kama-krodha-karaya namah
105 Om Kalatra-putra-shatrutva-karanaya namah
106 Om Pari-poshita-bhaktaya namah
107 Om Pari-bheeti-haraya namah
108 Om Bhakta-sangha-mano-bheeshta-phaladaya namah

Eti Sree Shanaishchara Astottara Shatanamavali Samaptam

Friday, August 15, 2008


Mahishasuramardini (Ayigiri Nandhini)
Mahishasura mardini stotram(Prayer to the Goddess who killed Mahishasura(Durga))This very popular stotra of Goddess Durga is supposed to have been written by Ramakrishna Kavi. Nothing is known about the author. The great Tenali Rama was known as Ramakrishna Kavi and he was a great Bhaktha of Durga. But there are no references to say that he wrote this great work. Due to its very poetic nature and repetition of words in the same stanza with different nuances, this is extremely difficult to translate with exact meanings. While chanting this stotra you can really enjoy the word selection by the Kavi of this great stotram.


Ayi giri nandini, nandhitha medhini,Viswa vinodhini nandanuthe,
Girivara vindhya sirodhi nivasini,Vishnu Vilasini Jishnu nuthe,
Bhagawathi hey sithi kanda kudumbini,Bhoori kudumbini bhoori kruthe,
Jaya Jaya hey Mahishasura mardini,Ramya kapardini, shaila Suthe.

Suravara varshini, durdara darshini,Durmukhamarshani, harsha rathe,
Tribhuvana poshini, Sankara thoshini,Kilbisisha moshini, ghosha rathe,
Danuja niroshini, Dithisutha roshini,Durmatha soshini, Sindhu suthe,
Jaya Jaya hey Mahishasura mardini ,Ramya kapardini, shaila Suthe.

Ayi Jagadambha Madambha , Kadambha,Vana priya vasini, Hasarathe,
Shikhari siromani, thunga Himalaya,Srunga nijalaya, madhyagathe,
Madhu Madure, Madhukaitabha banjini,Kaitabha banjini, rasa rathe,
Jaya Jaya hey Mahishasura mardini ,Ramya kapardini, shaila Suthe.

Ayi satha kanda, vikanditha runda,Vithunditha shunda, Gajathipathe,
Ripu Gaja ganda , Vidhaarana chanda,Paraakrama shunda, mrugathipathe,
Nija bhuja danda nipaathitha khanda,Vipaathitha munda, bhatathipathe,
Jaya Jaya hey Mahishasura mardini ,Ramya kapardini, shaila Suthe. 4

Ayi rana durmathaShathru vadhothitha,Durdhara nirjjara, shakthi bruthe,
Chathura vicharadureena maha shiva,Duthatkrutha pramadhipathe,
Duritha Dureeha, dhurasaya durmathi,Dhanava dhutha kruithaanthamathe,
Jaya Jaya hey Mahishasura mardini ,Ramya kapardini, shaila Suthe. 5

Ayi saranagatha vairi vadhuvara,Veera varaa bhaya dhayakare,
Tribhuvana masthaka soola virodhi,Sirodhi krithamala shoolakare,
Dimidmi thaamara dundubinadha mahaaMukharikruthatigmakare,
Jaya Jaya hey Mahishasura mardini ,Ramya kapardini, shaila Suthe. 6

Ayi nija huum kruthimathra niraakrutha,Dhoomra vilochana Dhoomra sathe,
Samara vishoshitha sonitha bheeja,Samudhbhava sonitha bheejalathe,
Shiva shiva shumbha nishumbhamaha hava,Tarpitha bhootha pisacha rathe,
Jaya Jaya hey Mahishasura mardini ,Ramya kapardini, shaila Suthe. 7

Dhanu ranushanga rana kshana sanga,Parisphuradanga natath katake,
Kanaka pishanga brushathka nishanga,Rasadbhata shrunga hatavatuke,
Kritha chaturanga bala kshithirangakadath ,Bahuranga ratadhpatuke,
Jaya Jaya hey Mahishasura mardini ,Ramya kapardini, shaila Suthe. 8

jaya jaya japya jayejaya shabda ,Parastuti tatpara vishvanute ,
Bhana Bhanabhinjimi bhingrutha noopura,Sinjitha mohitha bhootha pathe,
Nadintha nataartha nadi nada nayaka,Naditha natya sugaanarathe,
Jaya Jaya hey Mahishasura mardini ,Ramya kapardini, shaila Suthe. 9

Ayi sumana sumana,Sumana sumanohara kanthiyuthe,
Sritha rajani rajani rajani,Rajaneekaravakthra vruthe,
Sunayana vibhramarabhrama,Bhramarabrahmaradhipadhe,
Jaya Jaya hey Mahishasura mardini ,Ramya kapardini, shaila Suthe. 10

Sahitha maha hava mallama hallika,Mallitharallaka mallarathe,
Virachithavallika pallika mallika billika ,Bhillika varga Vruthe,
Sithakruthapulli samulla sitharuna,Thallaja pallava sallalithe,
Jaya Jaya hey Mahishasura mardini ,Ramya kapardini, shaila Suthe. 11

Avirala ganda kalatha mada medura,Matha matanga rajapathe,
Tribhuvana bhooshana bhootha kalanidhi,Roopa payonidhi raja suthe,
Ayi suda thijjana lalasa manasa ,Mohana manmatha raja suthe,
Jaya Jaya hey Mahishasura mardini ,Ramya kapardini, shaila Suthe. 12

Kamala dalaamala komala kanthi,Kala kalithaamala bala lathe,
Sakala vilasa Kala nilayakrama,Keli chalathkala hamsa kule,
Alikula sankula kuvalaya mandala ,Mauli miladh bhakulalikule,
Jaya Jaya hey Mahishasura mardini ,Ramya kapardini, shaila Suthe. 13

Kara murali rava veejitha koojitha,Lajjitha kokila manjumathe,
Militha pulinda manohara kunchitha,Ranchitha shaila nikunjakathe,
Nija guna bhootha maha sabari gana,Sathguna sambrutha kelithale,
Jaya Jaya hey Mahishasura mardini ,Ramya kapardini, shaila Suthe. 14

Kati thata peetha dukoola vichithra,Mayuka thiraskrutha Chandra ruche,
Pranatha suraasura mouli mani sphura ,Damsula sannka Chandra ruche,
Jitha kanakachala maulipadorjitha,Nirbhara kunjara kumbhakuche,
Jaya Jaya hey Mahishasura mardini ,Ramya kapardini, shaila Suthe. 15

Vijitha sahasra karaika sahasrakaraika,Sarakaraika nuthe,
Krutha sutha tharaka sangaratharaka,Sangaratharaka soonu suthe,
Suratha Samadhi samana Samadhi,Samadhi Samadhi sujatharathe,
Jaya Jaya hey Mahishasura mardini ,Ramya kapardini, shaila Suthe. 16

Padakamalam karuna nilaye varivasyathi,yo anudhinam sa shive,
Ayi kamale kamala nilaye kamala nilayaSa katham na bhaveth,
Thava padameva param ithiAnusheelayatho mama kim na shive,
Jaya Jaya hey Mahishasura mardini ,Ramya kapardini, shaila Suthe. 17

Kanakala sathkala sindhu jalairanuSinjinuthe guna ranga bhuvam,
Bhajathi sa kim na Shachi kucha kumbhaThati pari rambha sukhanubhavam,
Thava charanam saranam kara vani Nataamaravaaninivasi shivam,
Jaya Jaya hey Mahishasura mardini ,Ramya kapardini, shaila Suthe. 18

Thava Vimalendu kulam vadnedumalamSakalayananu kulayathe,
Kimu puruhootha pureendu mukhiSumukhibhee rasou vimukhi kriyathe,
Mama thu matham shivanama dhane Bhavathi krupaya kimu na kriyathe,
Jaya Jaya hey Mahishasura mardini ,Ramya kapardini, shaila Suthe. 19

Ayi mai deena dayalu thaya krupayaivaThvaya bhavthavyam ume,
Ayi jagatho janani kripayaa asi thatha anumithasi ratheNa
yaduchitham atra bhavathvya rari kurutha,durutha pamapakarute
Jaya Jaya hey Mahishasura mardini ,Ramya kapardini, shaila Suthe. 20


The Maha Mrityunjay is a mantra that is said to rejuvenate, bestow health, wealth, a long life, peace, propsperity and contentment. The Mantra is a centuries old technique of connecting one to pure consciousness and bliss.The prayer is addressed to LORD SHIVA. By chanting this Mantra, Divine vibrations are generated which ward off all the negative and evil forces and create a powerful protective shield. And it is said to protect the one who chants against accidents and misfortunes of every kind. It is a vibration that pulsates through every cell, every molecule of our body and tears away the veil of ignorance. It ignites a fire within us that consumes all our negativity and purifies our entire system. It is also said to have a powerful healing of diseases declared uncurable even by the doctors. It is a Mantra to conquer death and connects us to our own inner divinity.Known as the Moksha Mantra of Lord Shiva, Maha Mrityunjay evokes the Shiva within and removes the fear of death, liberating one from the cycle of death and rebirth.

Maha Mrityunjay Mantra

Om Tryambakam Yajamahe

Sugandhim Pusti - vardhanam /

Urva - rukamiva Bandhanan

Mrtyor - muksheeya Ma - amritat //

Meaning :Om. We worship The Three-Eyed Lord Shiva who is naturally fragrant, immensely merciful & and who is the Protector of the devotees. Worshipping him may we be liberated from death for the sake of immortality just as the ripe cucumber easily separtes itself from the binding stalk i.e.By your Grace, Let me be in the state of salvation (Moksha) and be saved from the clutches of fearful death.The Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra is very much a protector from accidents, mishaps and daily calamities in the modern busy life.

GANESHA SAHASRANAMA (1000 Names of Lord Ganesha)

The Ganesha Sahasranama is a list of the names of Hindu deity Ganesha . A sahasranama is a Hindu hymn of praise in which a deity is referred to by 1,000 or more different names. Ganesha Sahasranamas are recited in many temples today as a living part of Ganesha devotion.There are two different major versions of the Ganesha Sahasranama, with subvariants of each version.One major version appears in chapter I.46 of the Ganesha Purana (Gaṇeśa Purāṇa), an important scripture of the Ganapatya (Gāṇapatya). This version provides an encylopedic review of Ganesha's attributes and roles as they were understood by the Ganapatya.There is a completely different second major version in which all of the names begin with the letter 'G'. The names and structure of this version bear no resemblance to the Ganesha Purana version.As per Ganesha Purana, Lord Maheswara had gone for Tripura Samharam(to kill the Demon Tripuraasura). The Lord went for the battle without Ganesha Puja and had to face defeat in tha battle against Tripuraasura. As per the advive from Rishi Narad, Lord Maheswara met with the Lord Ganesha who removes all Obstacles. Then Lord Ganesha taught this Holy Ganesha Sahasranama to Lord Maheswara.

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108 names of ganesha

OM Akalmashhaaya Namah:
OM Agnigarbhachchide Namah:
OM AgraNye Namah:
OM Ajaaya Namah:
OM Adbhutamuurtimate Namah:
OM Adhyakkshaaya Namah:
OM Anekaachitaaya Namah:
OM Avyaktamuurtaye Namah:
OM Avyayaaya Namah:
OM Avyayaaya Namah:
OM Aashritaaya Namah:
OM Indrashriipradaaya Namah:
OM Ikshuchaapadhrite namaH .
OM Utpalakaraaya Namah:
OM Ekadantaaya Namah:
OM Kalikalmashhanaashanaaya Namah:
OM M Kaantaaya Namah:
OM Kaamine Namah:
OM Kaalaaya Namah:
OM Kulaadribhettre Namah:
OM KRitine namaH .
OM Kaivalyashukhadaaya Namah:
OM Gajaananaaya Namah:
OM Ganeshvaraaya Namah:
OM Gatine Namah:
OM Gunaatiitaaya Namah:
OM Gauriiputraaya Namah:
OM Grahapataye Namah:
OM Chakrine Namah:
OM Chandaya Namah:
OM Chaturaaya Namah:
OM Chaturbaahave Namah:
OM Chaturmuurtine Namah:
OM Chandrachudamanye Namah:
OM Jatilaaya Namah:
OM Tushhtaaya Namah:
OM Dayaayutaaya namaH .
OM Dakshaaya Namah:
OM Daantaaya Namah:
OM Duurvaabilvapriyaaya Namah:
OM Devaaya Namah:
OM Dvijapriyaaya Namah:
OM Dvaimaatreeyaaya Namah:
OM Dhiiraaya Namah:
OM Naagaraajayagyopaviitavate Namah:
OM Niranjanaaya Namah:
OM Parasmai Namah:
OM PaapahaariNe Namah:
OM Paashaa.nkushadharaaya Namah:
OM Puutaaya Namah:
OM Pramattaadaityabhayataaya Namah:
OM Prasannaatmane Namah:
OM Biijaapuuraphalaasaktaaya Namah:
OM M Buddhipriyaaya Namah:
OM BrahmachaariNe Namah:
OM Brahmadveshhavivarjitaaya Namah:
OM Brahmaviduttamaaya Namah:
OM BhaktavaaJNchhitadaayakaaya Namah:
OM Bhaktavighnavinaashanaaya Namah:
OM Bhaktipriyaaya Namah:
OM Maayine Namah:
OM Munistutyaaya Namah:
OM Muushhikavaahanaaya Namah:
OM Ramaarchitaaya Namah:
OM Lambodaraaya Namah:
OM Varadaaya Namah:
OM Vaagiishaaya Namah:
OM Vanipradaaya Namah:
OM Vighnaraajaaya Namah:
OM Vidhaye Namah:
OM Vinaayakaaya Namah:
OM Vibhudeshvaraaya Namah:
OM Viitabhayaaya Namah:
OM Shaktisamyutaaya Namah:
OM Shaantaaya Namah:
OM Shaashvataaya Namah:
OM Shivaaya Namah:
OM Shuddhaaya Namah:
OM Shuurpakarnaaya Namah:
OM Shailendratanujotsangakelanotsukamaanasaaya Namah:
OM Shriikanthaya Namah:OM Shriikaraaya Namah:
OM Shriidaaya Namah:OM Shriiprataye Namah:
OM Sachchidaanandavigrahaaya Namah:
OM Samastajagadaadhaaraaya Namah:
OM Samaahitaaya Namah:
OM Sarvatanayaaya Namah:
OM Sarvariipriyaaya Namah:
OM Sarvasiddhipradaaya Namah:
OM Sarvasiddhipradaayakaaya namaH
.OM Sarvaatmakaaya Namah:
OM Saamaghoshhapriyaaya Namah:
OM Siddhaarchitapadaambujaaya Namah:
OM Siddhidaayakaaya Namah:
OM Srishhtikartre Namah:
OM somasuuryaagnilochanaaya Namah:
OM Saumyaaya Namah:
OM Skandaagrajaaya Namah:
OM Stutiharshhitaaya Namah:
OM Sthulakanthaaya Namah:
OM Sthulatundaya Namah:
OM Svayankartre Namah:
OM Svayansiddhaaya Namah:
OM Svalaavanyasutaasaarajitamanmathavigrahaaya Namah:
OM Haraye Namah:
OM Hrishhtaaya Namah:
OM Gyanine Namah:


om ganganpatye namah

The Sanskrit word mantra- (मन्त्र) consists of the root man- "to think" (also in manas "mind") and the suffix -tra meaning, tool, hence a literal translation would be "instrument of thought".
Another explanation is that the suffix -tra means "protection".

Mantra japa was a concept of the Vedic sages that incorporates mantras as one of the main forms of puja , or worship, whose ultimate end is seen as moksha /liberation.

It is said that through japa the devotee attains one-pointedness, or extreme focus, on the chosen deity or principal idea of the mantra. The vibrations and sounds of the mantra are considered extremely important, and thus reverberations of the sound are supposed to awaken the Kundalini or spiritual life force and even stimulate chakras according to many Hindu schools of thought.

Any shloka from holy Hindu texts like the Vedas, Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita, Yoga Sutra, even the Mahabharata , Ramayana, Durga saptashati or Chandi are considered powerful enough to be repeated to great effect, and have therefore the status of a mantra.

due to such great importance of mantras i will use this blog to share various mantras and there meaning.also ill share sahasranama, hymns, shlokas, subrabhatams,songs(written by various historical religious writters like adishankrachary etc. in praise of the almighty).

ill be glad if you share your knowledge about the text too..