Monday, March 31, 2008


Adi Shankaracharya Ashtakam by Latha at Stutimandal

Sample: O Guru! I adore again and again, the prints of Your lotus feet (i.e., Your footprints) inside my heart. They bestow wealth. They show the way. They give strength (to walk on the way). They bestow fearlessness (in the journey).[1]

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Sunday, March 30, 2008


Shiv Krit Rama Stuti by Tulsidas from Ramcharitmanas at Stutimandal

Sample: O Śrīrāma, Who is the best in the Raghu lineage, Who holds the best bow and a beautiful arrow in hands, Who shatters the cloud-curtain of ignorance and attachment, Who is fire for the forest like doubts, and Who has done favor to demi-gods! Protect me.[1]

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Thursday, March 27, 2008


Brahma Krt Rama Stuti from Ramacharitmanas at Stutimandal

Sample: Glory to Rāma, Who is known as Hari, Who is the abode of happiness, Who is the Lord of Raghu, Who holds an arrow and a bow, Who is like a lion for the elephant like cycle of metempsychosis, Who is the Lord, Who is the abode of qualities, Who is polite, Who is Lord, and Who is glorious.[1]

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Wednesday, March 26, 2008


Rukmini Sandesh to Krishna from Bhagavat Purana at Stutimandal

Sample: O Acyuta, Who is the most handsome One! Having heard Your qualities, which enter through the path of ears and absolve away the pains of life, and having heard about Your handsome appearance, which is the only asset of the eyes of living beings with eyes, my heart is accepting You as a consort leaving behind shyness.[1]

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Tuesday, March 25, 2008


Nisadin Barsat Nain by Soordas at Stutimandal

Sample: Our eyes are watery, day and night; ever since Śyāma left Vraja, the season of rain has dawned on us. (The eyes are shedding tears like rain drops, continuously.) The kājala-pigments don’t stay in eyes for long; they flow with tears and our hands and cheeks become dark due to it.[2]

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Sunday, March 23, 2008


Too Dayalu by Tulsidas from Vinay Patrika at Stutimandal

Sample: You are merciful and I am destitute; You grant wishes and I am the seeker. I am a well-known fallen one and You absolve away the heap of sins. You protect the orphans, and there is no orphan like me [hence, protect me]. There is no pain-absolver like You and I am in immense pain [hence, absolve my pain].[1—2]

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Saturday, March 22, 2008


Ram Ratan Dhan Payo by Mirabai (Meerabai) at Stutimandal

Oh dear! I have got the jewel like name of Rāma. My preceptor has given me an immaculate entity and He has accepted me out of benevolence.[1]

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Bhavayami Gopala Balam by Annamacharya at Stutimandal

Sample: I always meditate upon Baby Gopāla, Who is served by my mind, and Who is the target of tatpada (i.e. tattvamasi).[1]

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Friday, March 21, 2008


Raam Stuti by Yamraj from Bhusundi Ramayan at Stutimandal

Sample: O Śrīrāma! My birth is now successful by the fortune of Your appearance in front of me. Oh! O Rāma, Who is abode of compassion! I am greatly indebted by You right now. Today is the immeasurable lucky day of me and the dwellers of ghostly-world. O Prabhu! I have become deeply satisfied, with my family, by the compassion due to You.[1—2]

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Monday, March 17, 2008


Hanuman Chalisa by Tulsidas at Stutimandal

Dohā: The dust of lotus-feet of preceptor may sharpen the mirror like mind. [I am] narrating the pristine glory of Raghuvara (Rāma), which bestows all the four fruits — dharma, artha, kāma, and mokṣa — in life.[1]

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Sunday, March 16, 2008


Annapoorne Vishalakshi by Guruguha at Stutimandal

Pallavī: O Annapūrnā, Who has large eyes, Who is the witness to the worlds, Who glances [prosperity]! Protect me.[1]

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Tuesday, March 11, 2008


Hanuman Dhyanam by Tulsidas from Ramcharitmanas at Stutimandal

Sample: I salute Hanumān, Who is the Son of Vāyu, Who is the abode of immeasurable strength, Who is tall like a golden mountain, Who is fire for the forest like demons, Who is foremost among the learned, Who is the place for cessation of qualities, Who is the leader of the monkeys, and Who is the dear devotee of Rāma (Raghupati).[1]

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Monday, March 10, 2008


Sarasvati Namostu Te by Muttusvami Guruguha Dikshitar at Stutimandal

Pallavī: O Sarasvatī, Who bestows boons, Who is beyond the demi-gods, Who is saluted by the consort of Lakṣmī, the consort of Gaurī and Guruguha (the poet), and Who is the consort of Brahmā! Salutations to You.[1]

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Saturday, March 08, 2008


Sharada Prarthana by Shankaracharya at Stutimandal

Sample: Salutations to You, O Śāradā, Who is noble, and Who resides in Kāśmīra! I request You incessantly and may You give knowledge to me. That (Śāradā) is devotion, memory, intelligence, and Goddess of speech. She is dear to Brahmā, She resides on the tip of devotee’s tongue, and She bestows qualities like restraint, power and perseverance.[1--2]

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Monday, March 03, 2008


Tripura Sundari Ashtakam by Adi Sankara at Stutimandal

Sample: I seek refuge in the immaculate and beautiful Mother, Who wanders in a Kadamba forest, Who is like a bank of clouds for the dynasty of sages, Whose buttocks have won over the mountains, Who is served by heavenly wide-hipped damsels, Who has new-lotus like eyes, Who is glistening like a new grey cloud, and Who is the consort of Trilocana (Śiva).[1]

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Sunday, March 02, 2008


Devi Apradh Kshama Stotram by Shankaracharya at Stutimandal

Sample: Oh! I don’t know the mantra, the yantra, or the eulogies. I don’t even know how to invoke You, how to meditate on You, and even the speech behind Your eulogies. I don’t know Your mudrā, and I don’t know how to wail. [But] O Mother! I know that following You absolves the biggest distresses.[1]

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Saturday, March 01, 2008


Shiv Pratah Smaran Stotram at Stutimandal

Sample: At morning, I remember Gangādhara Śiva, Who absolves the fear of metempsychosis, Who rules over demi-gods, Who has a bull as vehicle, Who is the consort of Ambikā (Pārvatī), Who has a club, a spear, boon and Abhayamudrā in His hands, Who is Īśvara, Who is the medicine for the disease like metempsychosis, and Who is unique.[1]

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