Friday, February 7, 2014

Krishna Ashtothram Mantra

Krishna Ashtothram Mantra

1. Om Sri Krishnaya Nama
2. Om Kamalanathaya Nama
3. Om Vasudevaya Nama
4. Om Sanatanaya Nama
5. Om Vasudevatmajaya Nama
6. Om Punyaya Nama
7. Om Lilamanusa Vigrahaya Nama
8. Om Srivatsakaustubhadharaya Nama
9. Om Yasoda Vatsalaya Nama
10. Om Haraye Nama
11. Om Caturbhujatta-Cakrasi-Gada-Sankhambujayudhaya Nama
12. Om Devaki-Nandanaya Nama
13. Om Srisaya Nama
14. Om Nanda-Gopa-Priyatmajaya Nama
15. Om Yamuna-Vega-Samharine Nama
16. Om Balabhadra-Priyanujaya Nama
17. Om Putana-Jivita-Haraya Nama
18. Om Sakatasura-Bhanjanaya Nama
19. Om Nanda-Vraja-Jananandine Nama
20. Om Sac-Cid-Ananda-Vigrahaya Nama
21. Om Navanita-Viliptangaya Nama
22. Om Navanita-Nataya Nama
23. Om Anaghaya Nama
24. Om Navanita-Navaharaya Nama
25. Om Mucukunda-Prasadakaya Nama
26. Om Sodasa-Stri-Sahasresaya Nama
27. Om Tribhangi-Madhurakrtaye Nama
28. Om Suka-Vag-Amrtabdhindave Nama
29. Om Govindaya Nama
30. Om Yoginam Pataye Nama
31. Om Vatsa-Palana-Sancarine Nama
32. Om Anantaya Nama
33. Om Dhenukasura-Mardanaya Nama
34. Om Trni-Krta-Trnavartaya Nama
35. Om Yamalarjuna-Bhajanaya Nama
36. Om Uttala-Tala-Bhetre Nama
37. Om Tamala-Syamalakrtaye Nama
38. Om Gopa-Gopisvaraya Nama
39. Om Yogine Nama
40. Om Koti-Surya-Sama-Prabhaya Nama
41. Om Ilapataye Nama
42. Om Parasmai Jyotise Nama
43. Om Yadavendraya Nama
44. Om Yadu-Dvahaya Nama
45. Om Vanamaline Nama
46. Om Pita-Vasase Nama
47. Om Parijatapaharakaya Nama
48. Om Govardhanacaloddhartre Nama
49. Om Gopalaya Nama
50. Om Sarva-Palakaya Nama
51. Om Ajaya Nama
52. Om Niranjanaya Nama
53. Om Kama-Janakaya Nama
54. Om Kanja-Locanaya Nama
55. Om Madhughne Nama
56. Om Mathura-Nathaya Nama
57. Om Dvaraka-Nayakaya Nama
58. Om Baline Nama
59. Om Vrndavananta-Sancarine Nama
60. Om Tulasi-Dama-Bhusanaya Nama
61. Om Syamantaka-Maner Hartre Nama
62. Om Nara-Narayanatmakaya Nama
63. Om Kubjakrstambara-Dharaya Nama
64. Om Mayine Nama
65. Om Parama-Purusaya Nama
66. Om Mustikasura-Canura-Malla-Yuddha-Visaradaya Nama
67. Om Samsara-Vairine Nama
68. Om Kamsaraye Nama
69. Om Muraraye Nama
70. Om Narakantakaya Nama
71. Om Anadi-Brahmacarine Nama
72. Om Krsnavyasana-Karsakaya Nama
73. Om Sisupala-Siras-Chetre Nama
74. Om Duryodhana-Kulantakaya Nama
75. Om Vidurakrura-Varadaya Nama
76. Om Visvarupa-Pradarsakaya Nama
77. Om Satya-Vace Nama
78. Om Satya-Sankalpaya Nama
79. Om Satyabhama-Rataya Nama
80. Om Jayine Nama
81. Om Subhadra-Purvajaya Nama
82. Om Visnave Nama
83. Om Bhisma-Mukti-Pradayakaya Nama
84. Om Jagad-Gurave Nama
85. Om Jagannathaya Nama
86. Om Venu-Nada-Saradaya Nama
87. Om Vrsabhasura-Vidhvamsine Nama
88. Om Banasura-Karantakaya Nama
89. Om Yudhisthira-Pratisthatre Nama
90. Om Barhi-Varhavatamsakaya Nama
91. Om Parthasarathaye Nama
92. Om Avyaktaya Nama
93. Om Gitamrta-Mahodadhaye Nama
94. Om Kaliya-Phani-Manikya-Ranjita-Sri-Padambujaya Nama
95. Om Damodaraya Nama
96. Om Yajna-Bhoktre Nama
97. Om Danavendra-Vinasakaya Nama
98. Om Narayanaya Nama
99. Om Para-Brahmane Nama
100. Om Pannagasana-Vahanaya Nama
101. Om Jala-Kridasamasakta-Gopi-Vastrapaharakaya Nama
102. Om Punya-Slokaya Nama
103. Om Tirtha-Karaya Nama
104. Om Veda-Vedyaya Nama
105. Om Daya-Nidhaye Nama
106. Om Sarva-Bhutatmakaya Nama
107. Om Sarva-Graha-Rupine Nama
108.  Om Parat-Paraya Nama

Friday, July 8, 2011

Kanakadhara Stotram

Jagat Guru Sri Adi Sankaracarya composed Kanakadhara Stotra in praise of Goddess Sri Lakshmi (The Cosmic Mother) and the consort of Lord Vishnu. The story goes like this. Adi Sankaracarya used go for Bhiksha and on a particular day he visited the house of a brahmin lady living in utter poverty. The lady could not offer any food for the saint to eat and there was nothing was available with her. The poor brahmin lady earnestly searched for something to give and at last she found an Amla (gooseberry) fruit and offered the same in the bowl of Adi Sankaracarya. 

The saint was deeply moved at the kind heart filled with devotion and sincerity of the Brahmin lady experiencing utter poverty. The saint immediately in an extempore way started imploring Goddess Lakshmi to be merciful towards this poor brahmin lady to drive away her poverty. 

He recited twenty two stotrams (hymns) in praise of Goddess Lakshmi. This prayer reached the goddess Lakshmi and she was very much pleased and appeared before the saint. The saint offered his prayer and pleaded her to bless the Brahmin lady and grant riches to her.

Goddess Lakshmi tried to convey the fact that the brahmin lady did not qualify for any riches in this life as she did not to do any charities in her previous life. The saint tried to convince with the noble act of charity in this life. He argued that she gave him Amla fruit with very great reverence in spite of her extreme poverty and this act of her alone is enough to shower riches on her.

Goddess Lakshmi was convinced and greatly moved and immensely pleased with the advocacy of the argument of Sri Sankaracarya, showered her with instant rain of golden Amla fruits. Sankaracarya while reciting the Kanakadhara Stotra extolled Lakshmi in all her eight qualifying manifestations Asta Lakshmi.

ஆதிசங்கரர் சிறு வயதில் பிக்ஷைக்காக சென்றபோது ஒரு ஏழை வீட்டில் இவருக்கு பிச்சை இட எதுவும் இல்லாததால் அந்த வீட்டுப் பெண் ஒரு நெல்லிக்கனியை சங்கரருக்கு பிக்ஷையாக அளித்தார். இதனை கண்ட சங்கரர் அந்த வீட்டிலுள்ள தரித்ர நிலை நீங்கி லக்ஷ்மி கடாக்ஷமாக இருக்கவேண்டும் என மஹாலக்ஷ்மியை மனமுருகி இந்த கனகதாரா ஸ்தோத்திரத்தால் ப்ரார்தித்தார் உடனே அந்த வீட்டில் தங்க மழை பொழிந்ததாக சங்கர புராணம் கூறுகிறது.

ஸ்ரீகனகதாரா ஸ்தோத்திரம் ஆதிசங்கரர் அருளிய பொன்மழை பொழிய வைத்த இந்த ஸ்லோகத்தை தினமும்அல்லது செவ்வாய், வெள்ளிக்கிழமைகளில் படித்து மகாலட்சுமியை வழிபட்டால் சகல சவுபாக்கியங்களும் கிடைக்கும்

Kanakathara Stotram


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Kanakadhara Stotram (to alleviate suffering & grant boons)

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Subramanya Bhujangam சுப்பிரமணிய புஜங்கம்

Subramanya Bhujangam is the hymn composed by Adi Sankara in praise of Lord Subrahmanya Swami of Thiruchendur, TamilNadu, India. When the Saint was affected with some disease, Lord Shiva appeared in his dream and instructed to visit Thiruchendur. Accordingly the Saint came before the Lord and found some divine rays emanating from the idol. Immediately he commenced to compose and recite Subramanya Bhujangam before the Lord. The temple town is located at the Bay of Bengal seashore. 'Tiruchendur' or 'Holy city of sandal' is one of the SIX bastions of Lord Subramanya.

What is the meaning of the term 'Bhujangam'? The term 'Bhujangam' indicates the shape and movement of the 'serpent'. The verse in this stotram is composed like the movement of a serpent. Lord Subramanya, also known as Lord Muruga is also conceived and worshipped as a great divine serpent. You may witness this kind of worship at the Kukke Subrahmanya temple located in the Sullia taluk, Karnataka State, India and the Lord is indeed worshipped in this manner.

Subramanya Bhujangam

Anuradha krishnamurthy - Subramanya bhujangam MP3 Audio

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Lord Kalabairava is the form of Shiva and he is made responsible for control of time i.e,  the growth and management of time. (Kala means time). Lord Shiva has manifested Himself as Adi Moola Kaala Bhairava with many Bhairava avatars.  From Adi Moola Kaala Bhairava Ashta (eight) Bairavas manifested and they are:

1.      Kala Bhairava,
2.      Asitanga Bhairava,
3.      Samhara Bhairava,
4.      Ruru Bhairava,
5.      Krodha Bhairava,
6.      Kapala Bhairava,
7.      Rudra Bhirava and
8.      Unmatta Bhairava.

The Lord Kalabairava wears the tiger skin and human bones and also wears the twisted serpents as his ornaments i.e, earrings, bracelets, anklets, and sacred thread. The celestial vehicle of Lord Bairava is the dog. The number 13 is auspicious for the Lord. The Ashtami (eighth lunar day) thithi of each paksham (moon / lunar phase fortnight), particularly in the waning phase (that is, Krishna Paksha Ashtami), is important for Kalabairava worship. Kala Bhairava Ashtami, which occurs in December/January is an important day for worshipping the Lord. The Siddha secret that the Kuligai time of each day is ideal for worshipping Kala Bhairava.

In Saivite legends and puranas Lord Kalabairava is considered as the Kshetrapalaka or guardian of temples of Lord Shiva. . In honor of this, all Shiva temple management will ceremonially submit the temple keys to Lord Bairava after locking the temple complex at temple closing time and are received from him at opening time. The Lord safeguards the entire temple complex.

The worship of Kala Bhairava is very important for those living in foreign countries. There's nothing more precious than time. Those who are desirous  to spend, manage or ration their time in a proper manner should pray the Lord Kalabairava.

Lord Kalabairava is often presented as a folk deity or Grama Devata who safeguards the devotee on all eight directions (ettu tikku) and hi is also considered as the guardian of travelers. Those who venture travel especially during  night time should pray for the blessings of the Lord and seek his protection during travel. The Tamil Siddhas used to instruct the travelers to offer the garland of cashew nuts and light ghee lamp before commencing the travel.  Lord Bhairava is also known as Vairavar in Tamil. 
Kaala Bhairava Gayatri Mantra

Om Kaalakaalaaya vidhmahey
Kaalaatheethaaya dheemahi
Thanno Kaala Bhairava Prachodhayaath.

Chant this Gayatri mantra 108 times at sunrise and request Lord Kala Bhairava to help you use your time effectively throughout the day.

Kalabhairavashtakam with Meaning in English

Kalabhairavaashtakam = Kala + Bhairava + Ashtakam = 8 verses on Kala Bhairava. Kalabhairavashtakam is compiled by Sri Adi Sankara Bhagawath Pada. 

Deva raja sevya mana pavangri pankajam,
Vyala yagna suthra mindu shekaram krupakaram,
Naradadhi yogi vrundha vandhitham digambaram,
Kasika puradhi nadha Kalabhairavam bhaje. (1)

I salute Kalabhairava, the lord of the city of Kasi,
Whose lotus like feet is being served by Devendra,
Who is merciful and wears the moon on his forehead,
Who wears a snake as his sacred thread,
Who wears the different directions as his cloth,
And who is worshipped by sages like Narada.

Bhanu koti bhaswaram, bhavabdhi tharakam param,
Neelakanda meepsidartha dayakam trilochanam,
Kalakala mambujaksha maksha soola maksharam,
Kasika puradhi nadha Kalabhairavam bhaje. (2)

 I salute Kalabhairava, the lord of the city of Kasi,
Who shines like billions of suns,
Who helps us cross this miserable ocean of life,
Who is supreme and has a blue neck,
Who has three eyes and grants us our desires,
Who is the death to the God of death*,
Who has lotus flower like eyes,
Who has the undefeatable trident,
And who does not have decay.

Soola tanga pasa danda pani madhi karanam,
Syama kaya madhi devamaksharam niramayam,
Bheema vikramam prabhum vichithra thandava priyam,
Kasika puradhi nadha Kalabhairavam bhaje. (3)

I salute Kalabhairava, the lord of the city of Kasi,
Who has a spear, a chord and a stick as weapons,
Who is black in colour and the primeval cause,
Who is deathless and the first God,
Who is free from decay and ill health,
Who is the Lord who is a great hero,
And who likes the special vigorous thandava*

Bhukthi mukthi dayakam prasashtha charu vigraham,
Bhaktha vatsalam shivam* , samastha loka vigraham,
Vinikwanan manogna hema kinkini lasath kateem,
Kasika puradhi nadha Kalabhairavam bhaje. (4)

I salute Kalabhairava, the lord of the city of Kasi,
Who fulfills desires and also grants salvation,
Who is well known for his pretty mien,
Who is a form of Shiva, who loves his devotees,
Who is the God of the entire world,
Who assumes various forms,
And who has a golden waist thread,
On which jingling bells are tied.

Dharma sethu palakam, thwa dharma marga nasakam,
Karma pasa mochakam , susharma dayakam vibhum,
Swarna varna sesha pasa shobithanga mandalam,
Kasika puradhi nadha Kalabhairavam bhaje. (5)

 I salute Kalabhairava, the lord of the city of Kasi,
Who maintains the bridge of dharma in life,
Who destroys paths which are not right,
Who saves us from the ties of Karma,
Who is the lord who makes us ashamed,
When trying to do wrong things,
Who has a shining body because of golden rope,
With bells tied in various places.

Rathna padukha prabhabhirama padayugmakam,
Nithyamadwidheeyamishta daivatham niranjanam,
Mrutyu darpa nasanam karaladamshtra mokshanam,
Kasika puradhi nadha Kalabhairavam bhaje. (6)

 I salute Kalabhairava, the lord of the city of Kasi,
Who has feet adorned by the shine of gem studded sandals,
Who is eternal and does not have any one second to him,
Who is our favorite God who bestows everything,
Who takes away the fear of death from humans,
And who grants them salvation by his terrible teeth.

Attahasa binna padma janda kosa santhatheem,
Drushti pada nashta papa jala mugra sasanam,
Ashtasidhi dayakam kapala malikadaram,
Kasika puradhi nadha Kalabhairavam bhaje. (7)

 I salute Kalabhairava, the lord of the city of Kasi,
Whose loud roar is enough to destroy all those created by Brahma,
Whose sight is sufficient to destroy all sins,
Who is crafty and strict ruler,
Who can grant the eight occult powers,
And who wears the garland of skulls.

Bhootha sanga nayakam, vishala keerthi dayakam,
Kasi vasa loka punya papa shodhakam vibum,
Neethi marga kovidham purathanam jagatpathim,
Kasika puradhi nadha Kalabhairavam bhaje. (8)

 I salute Kalabhairava, the lord of the city of Kasi,
Who is the chief of the society of Bhoothas,
Who grants broad based fame,
Who is the lord who judges good and bad deeds,
Of those who live in Varanasi,
Who is an expert in the way of righteousness,
And who is eternally old and lord of the universe.

Kalabhairavashtakam patanthi yea manoharam,
Jnana mukthi sadhanam , vichithra punya vardhanam,
Soka moha dainya lopa kopa thapa nasanam,
Thea prayanthi Kalabhairavangri saniidhim druvam. (9)

Those who read this enticing octet on Kalabhairava,
Which is the source of eternal knowledge,
Which increases the effect of righteous deeds,
And which destroys grief, passion, poverty, want and anger,
Would surely reach the holy presence of Kalabhairava.

May Lord Kaala Bhairava help us use our time effectively on the spiritual path.

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