Sunday, December 30, 2007


Vara De Veena Vadini by Suryakant Tripathi (hindi) at Stutimandal

Sample: O Sarasvatī, Who plays the lute! Give boon.[1]

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Saturday, December 29, 2007


Kaupina Panchakam of Adi Sankara at Stutimandal

Sample: The dispassionate one wearing a piece of loin cloth — who is roaming in the thoughts of Vedānta, who is satisfied by a meagre portion of begged-food, who is meditating in his inner-self without grief — is indeed lucky.[1]

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Wednesday, December 26, 2007


Vishnu Shatpadi by Adi Sankara (attributed) at Stutimandal

Sample: O Viṣṇu! Leading away from arrogance, tranquilise my mind, and destroy the enduring greed for desires. Scatter away the mercy for living-beings, and take me across the cycle of rebirth.[1]

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Tuesday, December 25, 2007


Apradh Kshama Prarthana of Durga Saptashati at Stutimandal

Sample: O Supreme Goddess! Thousands of offences happen due to me continuously. ‘This is my servant’ — having thought this, please forgive my mistakes. I don’t know Your invocation; I don’t know the concluding rites; I even don’t know how to pray. O Goddess! Please forgive me.[1—2]

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Sunday, December 23, 2007


Mrityunjaya Stotram by Markandeya at Stutimandal

Sample: I take the support of Candraśekhara (Śiva), Whose made Mount Meru as a bow, Whose home is at the peak of silver mountain (Kailāsa), Who made the Nāga as a bow-string, Who made Viṣṇu into a fiery arrow, Who burnt the demon Tripurāsura in a flash, and Who was adored by the houses of Tridaśa. What can Yama (death) do to me?[1]

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Sunday, December 16, 2007


Raam Stuti by Ahilya at Stutimandal

Sample: After the blissful and grief-destroying foot of Rāma touched the stone, Ahilyā, who was resplendent with penance, appeared. Having seen the Lord of Raghu (Rāma), Who showers happiness on people, she stood in front of Him with hands-together.[1]

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Saturday, December 15, 2007


Palanaa Jhulanaa of Krishna by Soordas at Stutimandal

Sample: Yaśodā is swinging Kṛṣṇa in a baby-swing. She moves the baby-swing and coaxes Kṛṣṇa with voice out of affection. She sings whichever lullaby comes to Her mind.[1]

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Yashoda Krishna Prem by Animesh at Stutimandal

Sample: When Yaśodā held Mādhava (Kṛṣṇa) in Her lap, she was not able to speak due to immense upsurge of emotions. She dedicated her heart and gazed at Vihārī (Kṛṣṇa), thereby blooming lotuses in her lake-like mind.[1]

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Krishna in Baby Swing by Soordas at Stutimandal

Sample: The carpenter has made a baby-swing adorned with jewels, gems, and gold; there are many toys kept around it and strings of beautiful pearls are hanging at the four corners.[1]

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Thursday, December 13, 2007

New feature: Viewcount

Stutimandal poems have a new feature, viewcount, which tells how many times a particular poem has been viewed. It is marked as "Lifelong view count is ..." at the bottom of the poem page. We plan to incorporate this information into tags as well, so that viewers can use popularity to select which poems to read.

The count has started only with the new version of Stutimandal. Some day, we may add the score of old poems to make things look practical. The most read poem is Hanuman Chalisa (no surprises!).

Suggest any ideas that you might have regarding these counts.

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Gauri Dasakam by Adi Sankara (attributed) at Stutimandal

Sample: I praise Gaurī, Who is my Mother, Who has lotus-like beautiful eyes, Who established and destroyed all the universes as a sport, Who is sought-after by the minds of Yogī who are beyond worldly passions, and Who is resplendent like a flock of sun at the dawn.[1]

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Sunday, December 09, 2007


Vishnu Vandanam at Stutimandal

Sample: I adore Viṣṇu, Who is beyond the world, Who is the arrangement of the world, Who is the Lord of learned men, Who is the end of the world, Who is the beginning of the world, Who has no-one preceding, Who is resplendent, Who is worthy of praises, Who is free from knowledge, lack of knowledge or derivations from them, Who resides inside hearts as consciousness, Who is the splendor of the world, and Who is revered by destiny.[1]

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Friday, December 07, 2007


Krishna Prarthana by Animesh at Stutimandal

Sample: Though I am wicked or without wisdom, I think I am very wise. Though I am greedy and always desirous, I think I am desireless. Though I am greedy and colored with hypocrisy, I think I am deep in virtue. Though I am dull and engrossed in mundane existence (world), I think I am deep in devotion.[1—2]

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Gananayak Astakam at Stutimandal

Sample: I adore the Lord of Gaṇa, Who has one tusk of elephant, Who has a huge body, Who is resplendent like heated-gold, Who has a huge belly, and Who has big beautiful eyes. I adore the Lord of Gaṇa, Who has three-threads running across His body, Who sits on a black-antelope skin, and Whose face is shiny like a crescent-moon.[1—2]

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Thursday, December 06, 2007


Jay Raam Ramaa by Tulsidas at Stutimandal

Sample: Be victorious, O Rāma, Who is the dear one of Ramā, and Who absolves of earth. Protect the men on earth who are aggrieved by metempsychosis. O Rāma, Who is the Lord of Ayodhyā, Ramā, demi-gods, Who is resplendent, and Who is the Lord of everyone! We are seeking refuge in you.[1]

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