Thursday, November 29, 2007


Vishnu Dhyanam (Shantakaram) by Ved Vyasa at Stutimandal

Sample: I bow to Viṣṇu, Who is in an immense state of rest, Who reclines on a serpent bed, Who has lotus at His belly-button, Who rules over demi-gods, Who is the support of the world, Who is immeasurable like sky, Who is cloud-complexioned, Who has graceful organs, Who is the beloved of Lakṣmī, Who has red-lotus like eyes, Who is achieved by knowledge-seekers during meditation, Who absolves the fear of metempsychosis, and Who is the only Lord of the world.[1]

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Sarasvati Stotram at Stutimandal

Sample: Goddess is seated on a white-lotus, and She is decorated with white flowers. She is adorned with a white dress, She is eternal, and She is coated with white lotion.[1]

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Kaal Bhairav Ashtakam at Stutimandal

Sample: I adore Kālabhairava, Who is the ruler of City Kāśī, Who is adorned by lotus-feet which is revered and served by Indra (Devarāja), Who has a Yajña thread made up of a snake, Who has the moon on His forehead, Who is the abode of mercy, Who has been adored by Nārada and other celestial singers, and Whose clothes are the directions.[1]

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Wednesday, November 28, 2007


Kameshvari Stuti by Yudhisthir (attributed) at Stutimandal

Sample: O Kāmeśvarī, Who is supreme, Who is Brahman (Ātman), Who is eternal, Whose glory is sung by demi-gods, demons and the world! Salutations to You. Even Brahmā and thirty-three (tridaśa) demi-gods don’t know Your manifestations. Shower happiness on the world, O Ādyā (First One)! O Kāmeśvarī! Salutations to You.[1—2]

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Ulookhal Bandhan by Soordas at Stutimandal

Sample: [Yaśodā says] ‘I have tied You (Kṛṣṇa) now and I will see who sets You free.’ Yaśodā said, ‘You have bothered me a lot,’ and tied the hand of Kṛṣṇa to a wooden-mortar.[1]

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Tuesday, November 27, 2007


Attalasundara Ashtakam by Vikram Pandya at Stutimandal

Sample: I betake myself to Śiva, Who is the foremost tower of beauty, Who has an eyebrow like auspicious mountain, Who is adorned by a pleasing arm-stick (dordaṇḍa), and Who created the world from His mouth.[1] I betake myself to Śiva, Who is the foremost tower of beauty, Whose shoulders unpopularized the shining-network of poison Kālakūṭa, Who possesses artistry, and Who is the supreme artist.[2]

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Sunday, November 25, 2007


Ulookhal Bandhan by Tulsidas at Stutimandal

Sample: [Cowherdesses say to Yaśodā] Look at the beautiful body of Hari (Kṛṣṇa). Why are you scolding Him like a heartless person? Just throw away that stick from your hands.[1]

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Tuesday, November 20, 2007


Shiv Shadakshar Stotram at Stutimandal

Sample: The Yogī continuously meditate upon Oṁkāra, Which is eternal, Which is associated with Bindu, and Which bestows desires as well as liberation. Salutations for that Oṁkāra Śiva. The sages, the demi-gods, the group of celestial dancers, and the men bow to Śiva, the Lord of demi-gods. Salutations for that nakāra Śiva.[1—2]

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Monday, November 19, 2007


Yamunashtakam of Adi Sankara at Stutimandal

Sample: May Yamunā — Who holds water painted by the dark-body of Murāri, Who treats the three-worlds as a twig, Who absolves the grief of the three-worlds, Whose banks have groups of forests which please the mind, Who is agitated by haughtiness, and Who is the daughter of Kalinda — washes the malice of my mind.[1]

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Friday, November 16, 2007


Sharda Bhujangam by Adi Sankara (attrib) at Stutimandal

Sample: I continuously adore Mother Śāradā, Who has beautiful pot like breasts, Who has breast-pots which are filled with nectar, Who is the support of benevolence, Who is the support of virtue, Whose face is adorned by a servant-like moon, Who has red lips which are full of giving-quality, and Who is my Mother.[1]

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Monday, November 12, 2007

New feature: Video links

We have a new icon for Videos. If we will find suitable online-video of any poem at Stutimandal, we will hotlink it. The video icon appears after the translation. So far about five videos have been linked. If you have a suggestion for videos, feel free to write to us.

And do remember to check the video of Madhurashtakam. It is an amazing treat to the eyes. Once again, scroll to the end of translation for the video icon.

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Sunday, November 11, 2007


Kali Tandav Stuti at Stutimandal

Sample: Salutations to Mother Goddess, Who takes infinite forms, and Who nourishes those who have fallen before Her! O Kālī, Who is furious, Who has a human skull in hand, Who has a garland in hand, Who is the ruler of everything, Who incites desire in Mahākāla (Śiva), Who is a beautiful woman, and Who has moon on Her forehead! Be victorious.[1—2]

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Friday, November 09, 2007


Kapaali (Shiv) Krit Vishnu Stuti at Stutimandal

Sample: Salutations to Viṣṇu, Who rules over demi-gods, and Who has a flag marked with Garuḍa! Salutations to Viṣṇu, Who has a conch-shell, a discus and a mace in hands, and Who is known as Vāsudeva. O Viṣṇu, Who is formless, Who is immeasurable, Who cannot be resolved by arguments, Who is Ārya, Who is pure, Who is pious, Who is both knowledge and ignorance, Who is without support, and Who is the support of everyone! Salutations to You.[1—2]

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Indira (Lakshmi) Prakatya at Stutimandal

Sample: That Who is auspicious, Who was born out due to ocean-churning, Who is gracious — that Who is repository of elegance, Who is worthy of adoration by demi-gods and their enemies (demons), Who is innocent — that Who is world-honored, Who is revered by the enemy of Tripurāsura, Who is dominant — may that Śrīlakṣmī, Who has a gentle heart, and Who is divine mother, protect me.[1]

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Tuesday, November 06, 2007

New browser called FLOCK

We discovered a new browser called FLOCK. It is unique, in our opinion. Here are some salient points:

1) The best feature is customization. In only a few hours, we could customize which sites we login, whether to save passwords there, which RSS feeds are our favorites, which accounts should the browser remember, and so on. This feature is unique across all browsers. No other free browser supports all these desirable features.

2) Aesthetics quality is high. The buttons, the color themes, the tabs, etc. are very beautifully designed.

3) It is based on Firefox core, and therefore, it is expected to be robust and that's how it seems so far to us.

4) DOM and CSS methods are supported well enough.

5) It renders Stutimandal well. Need we ask for more!

We highly recommend the browser for usage.

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Monday, November 05, 2007


Raam Aarti at Stutimandal

Sample: Do an Āratī of Śrīraghuvara (Śrīrāma), Who is Saccidānanda (existence, thought and bliss), Who is blissful, and Who is beautiful.

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Katyayani stuti by Pandav at Stutimandal

Sample: O Goddess Kātyāyanī, Whose lotus-feet is revered by the thirty-three demi-gods1, Who is the primary cause of the creation, maintenance and destruction of the world, Who is a fierce destroyer, Who is the consort of Tripurārī (Śiva), Who is Durgā, Who destroys sorrows of the world! Be happy on me.[1]

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Sunday, November 04, 2007


Nirvana Manjari at of Adi Sankara Stutimandal

Sample: I am not immortal, or I am not a mortal; I am not a demon,; I am not a celestial bard or Yakṣa or the evil-omens; I am not a man, or a woman, or not even a hermaphrodite. I am distinguished and eminent, similar to light (in terms of the expulsion of dark-ignorance); I am eternal bliss or Śiva.[1]

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