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Achyutashtakam (अच्युताष्टकम्)

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Composer: Ādi Śaṅkarācārya, also known as Śaṅkara Bhagavatpādācārya (“the teacher at the feet of God”) , ( possibly circa 788CE/AD – circa 820 CE ) was born to Kaippilly Sivaguru Nambudiri and Arya Antharjanam in Kalady, Kerala , India. Sri Govinda Bhagavatpada was his Guru. More… Ashatakam: Achytashtakam Verses: 9 Stuti: About Lord Vishnu Language: […]

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gItA dhyAnam

OM pArthAya prati bodhitAM bhagavatA – nArAyaNena svayaM vyAsena grathitAM purANa muninA – madhye mahA bhAratam advai tAmRuta varShiNIM bhagavatIm – aShTA dashAdh yAyinIm amba tvAm anu sanda dhAmi bhagavad – gIte bhaved veShiNIm namo.astu te vyAsa vishAla buddhe phullAra vindAya ta patra netra yena tvayA bhArata taila pUrNaH praj vAlito GYAna mayaH pradIpaH prapanna […]

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Adi Sankaracharya’s Brahma Jnanavali Mala

Adi Sankaracharya’s Brahma Jnanavali Mala Translated by S. N. Sastri [In this work attributed to Sri Sankara the characteristics of the person who has realized that he is Brahman are described. The aspirant for liberation is advised to meditate on these in order to attain to the same state.] sakRt SravaNamAtreNa brahmajnAnam yato bhavet brahmajnAnAvalImAlA […]

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Guru Paduka Panchakam

Guru Paduka Panchakam [The pentad praising sandals of Guru] By Adi Shankara Bhagawat Pada Translated by P. R. Ramachander [These five verses is supposed to have been sung ay the Bhagawat Pada when he went first to meet his Guru Govinda Bhagawat Pada in the banks of Narmada. He has also written another stotra called […]

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Gauri Dasakam

Gauri Dasakam [Ten Verses on Gauri) By Adi Shankara Bhagawat Pada Translated by P. R. Ramachander [Gauri literally the white goddess is another name of Parvathi. This is yet another great stotra written by Adi Shankara Bhagawat Pada extolling the virtues of the mother.] Leela labdha sthapitha lupthakhila lokaam, Lokaa theethair yogibir anthaschira mrugyam, Balaadithya […]

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Shankaracharya Krutha Gangashtakam

Shankaracharya Krutha Gangashtakam [The octet on Ganga composed by Adi Sankara] Translated by P. R. Ramachander Bhagawathi thava theere neeramathrasanoham, Vigatha vishaya thurshna krishnamaradhayami, Sakala kalusha bhange swarga sopana sange, Tharala thara tharange Devi gange praseedha. 1 Goddess, I cam to your shore, And sat there praying on Krishna, And taking nothing else but water. […]

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Adi Sankaracharya’s Ganesha Pancha Ratnam

Adi Sankaracharya’s Ganesha Pancha Ratnam [Five jewels about Ganesa] Translated By P. R. Ramachander Mudha karatha modhakam, sada vimukthi dayakam, Kaladaravathamsakam, vichithra loka rakshakam, Anayakaika nayakam vinasithebha daithyakam, Nathashubha pranasakam, namami tham vinayakam. 1 I salute that remover of obstacles, Who has modakas in his hand, Who always bestows salvation, Who wears a part of […]

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Adi Sankaracharya’s Dasa Sloki or Nirvana Dasakam

Adi Sankaracharya’s Dasa Sloki or Nirvana Dasakam Translated by S. N. Sastri Introduction: It is said that the Dasasloki was composed by Sri Sankara spontaneously when Sri Govindapada, whom he approached with a request to be accepted as a disciple, asked him who he was. The ten slokas which have become famous as ’Dasasloki’ were […]

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Adi Sankaracharya’s Dakshinamurthy Ashtakam

Adi Sankaracharya’s Dakshinamurthy Ashtakam Translated by P. R. Ramachander* [Adi Sankara has written very many great Stotras (prayers) but here is a unique prayer, which is not only a prayer but the summary of all the philosophy that he has taught. Even during his time, this stotra was difficult to comprehend and it became necessary […]

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Adi Sankaracharya’s Bhavani Bhujangam

Adi Sankaracharya’s Bhavani Bhujangam Translated by P. R. Ramachander Shadathara pangeruham, anthar virajath, Sushumnantharalethi thejollasanthim, Sudha mandalam dravayanthim pibanthim, Sudha moorthy meede chidananda roopam. 1 I bow before that personification of nectar, Who is the ever lasting immortal bliss, Who is the luster in the Sushumna, Which is in the six chakras of the body, […]

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