Friday, February 29, 2008


Shiv Aarti from a Shiv Chalisa book at Stutimandal

Sample: Felicity of Sāmba, Who is Śankara, Who is supreme, Who is true, Who is eternal, Who is bliss, and Who causes auspicion.[1]

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Monday, February 25, 2008


Meenakshi Stotram by Adi Sankara (attributed) at Stutimandal

Sample: O Mother Mīnāksī, Who is Śrīvidyā, Whose dwelling-place is the left half of Śiva, Who is honored by Śrīrājarājā, Who is the existential power of Śrīnātha (Visnu) and Ādiguru (Śiva), Who is sitting on the seat made of Cintāmani, Whose lotus-feet is bowed upon by Śrīvānī (Sarasvatī) and Girijā (Pārvatī), Who is Śrīśāmbhavī, Who is eternal-bliss during afternoon, and Who is the daughter of King Malayadhvaja! Protect me.[1]

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Monday, February 18, 2008


Rudrashtakam by Tulsidas from Ramcharitmanas at Stutimandal

Sample: O Īśāna! I pray You, Who is the lord of all, Who is in eternal Nirvāna-bliss, Who is resplendent, Who is omni-present, and Who is Brahman and Veda in totality. I adore You, Who is for self, Who is formless, Who is without change, Who is dispassionate, Who is like the sky (immeasurable), and Who lives in the sky.[1]

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Sunday, February 17, 2008


Shiv Stotram by Animesh at Stutimandal

Sample: I sing praise of Śaṅkara, Who is the abode of mercy, Who is the abode of Śivā (Pārvatī), Who is known as Kālabhairava, Who is bliss, Who is adored by Death, Who is the abode of auspiciousness, Who relieves from the clutches of tough luck, Who meditates on Ādiśakti (Kālī), and Who lured Śivā and Satī (with His charms).[1]

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Monday, February 11, 2008


Sharada Amba Stavanam at Stutimandal

Sample: I adore Mother Śrī śāradā, Who is resplendent on a seat — which is made of gold, which is beautiful and tasteful, which is glowing due to light from jewels, which is adorned with various decorations, Who has a smiling face, Who is beautiful, Who has ear-rings with trickling jewels and diamonds, Who is accompanied by moonlight streaks, Who is noble, and Whose lustre is like winter-cloud.[1]

Remarks: Special poem for Vasant Panchami 2008

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Sunday, February 10, 2008


Brahmaa Krit Raam Stotram from Bhusundi Ramayan at Stutimandal

Sample: May Rāma — Who is the shining star of the lineage of Sun, Who is the limit of beauty, Who is for the bliss of the three-worlds, Who causes welfare through victory over the Jambha, Who is the happiness of demi-gods, humans and towns, Who is the abode of heaven and earth, Who has a garland of jewels, and Who is known by Rāma — protect me.[1]

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Friday, February 08, 2008


Raam Stuti by Sheshnag from Bhusundi Ramayana at Stutimandal

Sample: Be victorious, the four sons of Daśaratha headed by Rāma, Who strengthen the immeasurable glory of their lineage, Who bestow the desires of their subordinates, Who are like the Sun for established lotus-like lineage of Raghu, Who are the four princes elevated forever.[1]

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Ganesh Pancharatnam by Adi Shankara at Stutimandal

Sample: I bow to Gaṇeśa, Who happily takes a modaka (laḍḍū) in His hands, Who is always a source of liberation, Who has the Moon as an ear-ring, Who brings happiness in shining worlds, Who is without a leader, Who is the only leader, Who destroyed the elephant-demon, Who rapidly destroys the bad forces, and Who is known as Vināyaka.[1]

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Wednesday, February 06, 2008


Ramachandraya Mangalam by Ramadasu at Stutimandal

Sample: Good felicity for Rāmacandra, Who is the pleasure of mind of the daughter of Janaka (Sītā), and Who fulfils my wishes; felicity for Rāmacandra, Who is the Lord of Kausalyā, Who nourishes His devotee with His gentle smile, and Who is served by Indra (Vāsava) and other demi-gods.[1]

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Monday, February 04, 2008


Bhairavi Stuti by Vidyapati at Stutimandal

Sample: O Bhairavī, Who causes fear in the demons, Who is the consort of the Paśupati (Pārvatī), Who is Māyā! Be victorious. O Bhairavī, Who is benevolent to cows! Give a simple boon of wisdom to me. Those who follow You, achieve You.[1]

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Saturday, February 02, 2008


Yashoda and Shyam of Soordas at Stutimandal

Sample: Yaśodā swings Krsna in the baby swing and thinks, ‘I am emotionally submitted to You, Who bestows bliss.’ Yaśomatī (Yaśodā) thinks about her past blissful deeds and then gazes at the beautiful face of her son Krsna .[1—2]

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