Saturday, May 31, 2008


Sri Ganesh Stuti by Tulsidas from Vinay Patrika

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Sample: Sing of Ganapati, the lord of gaṇas, whom the world praises. Borne of Śiva, he is the son and delight of Pārvatī. The abode of siddhis, he has the mouth of an elephant, and is the lord of obstacles (hence their remover), the ocean of compassion, handsome and worthy in every way.[1—2]

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Thursday, May 29, 2008


Bilvashtakam at Stutimandal

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Sample: I offer Śiva one Bilva-leaf, Which has three leaves, Which signifies the three qualities, Which has three leaves like the three eyes (of Śiva), Which resembles the three categories of weapon, and Which absolves the sins of three births. I will pray Śiva with Bilva leaves, Which have three shoots, Which are soft and free of holes, and Which are auspicious. I offer one Bilva-leaf to Śiva.[1—2]

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Wednesday, May 28, 2008


Shivashtakam by Shankaracharya at Stutimandal

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Sample: Salutations for that Śiva, Who is the reason behind the fundamental reason of the creation, Who has yellow eyes made resplendent by shiny lamps, Who has made the king of snakes (a cobra) as an ornament of ear-hoop, and Who bestows boons to Brahmā, Indra, and Visnu.[1]

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Tuesday, May 27, 2008


Bala Muktavali Stotram from Vishnu Yamala Tantra at Stutimandal

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Sample: I adore Bālā, Who is radiant like millions of morning Sun, Who is adorned by millions of universes, and Whose beauty is superior than millions of cupids. I adore Bālā, Whose splendor is comparable to millions of Agnideva, Who is minute, Who can disregard millions and millions put together, Who bestows boons, Whose complexion is red, and Who is timeless.[1—2]

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Monday, May 26, 2008


Nand Gopal by Muttuswami Dikshitar at Stutimandal

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Pallavī: O Nandagopāla! O Mukunda, Who is the dear one of Gokula, Who roams at the bank of Yamunā! Favor me.

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Thursday, May 22, 2008


Doodh Prasang by Soordas at Stutimandal

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Sample: (Krsna says) O Mother! I will drink milk only on the condition that it will taste very nice; bring the milk which I milched out of the cow — feed me with only that milk.[1]

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Saturday, May 17, 2008


Rama Stotram by Indra from Adhyatma Ramayan at Stutimandal

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Sample: I always adore Rāma, Who has the lustre of a lotus, Who is holding the power of fire which burns the forest of metempsychosis, Who is attained as eternal bliss by the dear one of Bhavānī, Who is the cause of the non-existence of this world, and Who is approached by the whole universe.[1]

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Annapoornashtakam by Adi Shankara at Stutimandal

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Sample: May Mother — Who is known as Annapūrṇā, Who is the ruler of Kāśī, Who helps with benevolence and support, Whose hands possess eternal bliss, Who has boon and fearlessness in hands, Who is the abode of beautiful gems, Who does purification of the heavily harassed and tormented one, Who is Māheśvarī in the front of our eyes, and Who glorified the lineage of Himālaya — give me food as alms.[1]

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Friday, May 16, 2008


Lalita Dhyanam from Lalita Sahasranama at Stutimandal

Sample: (One should) Meditate upon the Divine Mother, Who has a red-color smeared body, Who has three-eyes, Who has the leader of stars (the moon) on Her forehead which is shining with precious stones, Who has a gentle smile on the face, Who has breasts full of milk, Who has divine honey — full of bees — in Her hands, Who is bearing a red lotus, Who is serene, and Whose feet is immersed into a jewel pot full of red liquid.[1]

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Wednesday, May 14, 2008


Para Puja by Adi Shankara at Stutimandal

Sample: When the indivisible, eternally blissful, free from transition or change, and induplicate gets stationary (or understood) in mind, then tell me how can I do the prayers! What should be to used to invoke the complete and what should be used as a seat for the One Who is the supreme pillar of existence? Where is the way to clean the feet of the spotless and where is the way to purify the pure.[1—2]

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Tuesday, May 13, 2008


Govindashtakam by Adi Shankara at Stutimandal

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Sample: Extol Govinda, Who is the supreme bliss, Who is the eternal truth, Who is knowledge, Who is eternal, Who is beyond the skies, Who is the final limit, Who roams in the courtyard of cowshed in Vraja, Who needs no effort, Who is the final effort, Who is assuming various forms in the form of Māyā, Who is without form, Who is the form of the universe, Who is Lord (incarnated) on the earth, and Who has no Lord.[1]

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Friday, May 09, 2008


Siva Sivaa Stuti by Shanmukh at Stutimandal

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Sample: Salutations for You, Who is the Lord of Himālaya (Giriśa). Salutations for You, Who is the Daughter of Himālaya. Salutations for Śiva, Who has a flag with a mark of a bull. Salutations for Śivā, Who has a flag with a mark of a lion.[1]

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Krishna in Swing of Yashoda by Soordas at Stutimandal

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Sample: O Kanhaiyā! Swing in the swing. The carpenter has meticulously made and brought the swing and showed its working on the ground. O Kānhā! I am lost in Your charms; swing in the swing.[1]

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Thursday, May 08, 2008


108 names of Lakshmi at Stutimandal

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Sample: I adore Laksmī, Who has a lotus in Her hand, Who has a resplendent body, Who bestows immense and good fate, Who gives fearlessness from Her hands (mudrā), Who is adorned in various ways with jewels, Who fulfils the desired wishes of the devotees, Who is extoled by Hari, Hara and Brahmā, and Who is always accompanied, in the left-side, with glorious powerful lotus, conch-shell and lotus-treasure.[1]

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Saturday, May 03, 2008


Jagannathashtakam by Adi Shankara at Stutimandal

Sample: May Jagannātha — Who sometimes creates the sound of grand music at the banks of Kālindī (Yamunā), Who is the bumble-bee that happily feels the taste of lotus-like face of cowherdesses, Whose feet are honored by Ramā (Laksmī), Śiva, Brahmā, Indra and Ganeśa, and Who is my Lord — happen to walk in the path seen by my eyes.1[1]

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Ambashtakam at Stutimandal

Sample: O Śāmbhavī! Mother Ambā, You are adorned with a crescent moon on forehead, You do not eat even leaves as food in fasting, You are known as Pārvatī, Kālī, Haimavatī and Śivā, You have three eyes, You are known as Kātyāyanī, Bhairavī and Sāvitrī, You are forever young, You bestow auspicion, You bestow kingdom and wealth, You are eternal bliss, You are above all, You are the Goddess, and You rule the Lords as Rājarājeśvarī.[1]

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