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Brahma Krutha Rama Sthuthi

Brahma Krutha Rama Sthuthi

[Prayer of Rama composed by Lord Brahma]

[Here is a pretty prayer addressed to Lord Rama and composed by Lord Brahma. In the last few verses, Rama is described as Krishna.]

Vande devam vishnumasesha sthithi hethum,

Thwam adhyathma jnanibhir anthar hrudhi bhavyam,

Heya heya dwandwa viheenam paramekam,

Sathamathram sarva hrudhistham drusi roopam. 1

I salute that God Vishnu, who remains after destruction… Continue

Added by pratibha on October 24, 2009 at 10:57am — No Comments

Bala Mukundashtakam

Bala Mukundashtakam

[The octet on the child who gives immortal bliss]

[Among the several forms of devotion in Hinduism, possibly one of the most easy is that of loving him as if he is your baby. This devotional hymn on Lord Krishna follows that approach. Lord Krishna is supposed to sleep on a leaf of a banyan tree and float on the surging waters of final deluge. He is supposed to hold his feet by his hand and put his toe in to his mouth. This hymn in its first stanza brings this image… Continue

Added by pratibha on October 24, 2009 at 10:56am — No Comments

Ashta Vimsathi Vishnu Nama Stotram

Ashta Vimsathi Vishnu Nama Stotram

[The Prayer of Twenty Eight Names of Lord Vishnu)

[This stotra appears in Maha Bharata as a conversation between Arjuna and Lord Krishna.]

Arjuna Uvaacha:

Arjuna asked:

Kim nu Naama Sahasraani Japitena Puanaha punaha

Yaanir Naamaani Divyaanee Taani Chaa chakshva Kesava.

Which of these thousand names, should be chanted again and again,

And which of these divine names would make me see… Continue

Added by pratibha on October 23, 2009 at 5:53pm — No Comments

Anjana Sridhara

Anjana Sridhara

By Poonthanam

[This prayer is one of the very popular prayers addressed to Guruvayurappan written by Poonthanam, the author of Jnanapana. Its utter simplicity and great devotion, makes it very dear to all devotees.]

Anjana Sridhara Charu moorthe Krishna,

Anjali koopi vanangidunnen,

Ananda alangara vasudeva Krishna,

Athangam yellam agathidenam. 1

Hey, pretty Krishna, who is black and who carries Lakshmi,

Salutations to you… Continue

Added by pratibha on October 23, 2009 at 5:50pm — No Comments

Ambadi Paithal

Ambadi Paithal

[The Cowherd Baby]

[This mellifluous simple prayer in Malayalam which is recited by the common man all over Kerala is supposed to be written by the great Poonthanam. If this is true, this prayer would be at least three hundred years old and is simple, composed in colloquial language and is surcharged with devotion to the baby Krishna]

Ambadi thannil oru unniyundangine,

Unnikku oru unni kuzhal undangine,

Uniiku peru unni Krishnan ennangine,

Unni… Continue

Added by pratibha on October 23, 2009 at 1:52pm — No Comments


Achyuthachutha, hare paramathman,

Rama Krishna purushottama vishno,

Vasudeva bhagawan aniruddha,

Sree pathe ! samaya dhukka masesham.

That Hari who is the soul of soul,

Who has no death,

Who causes death at time of deluge,

Who is Rama and Krisna rolled in one,

Who is the greatest among males,

Who is the God of all the world,

Who never can be stopped,

And who is the lord of Goddess Lakshmi,

Be pleased to destroy all my… Continue

Added by pratibha on October 23, 2009 at 1:49pm — No Comments


[Dear Readers,

Please accept our humble obeisances. All glories to Sri Sri Guru and Gauranga. October 22, 2009 is the divine disappearance day of Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. In honor of his day, please accept the following lecture given by Srila Maharaja in Bombay, 1994:]

At the time of his divine departure from this world, Parama-pujyapada Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaja ordered… Continue

Added by kanaiyyadesh on October 21, 2009 at 11:28pm — No Comments


[The Octet of Desires]

By Brahmananda

[Here is a great prayer expressed as the unfulfilled wishes of the devotee.]

Kadha pakshsheendram soparigathamajam kancha nayanam,

Ramasamslishtangam gaganaruchmapeethavasanam,

Gadha sankhaambhojarivaramalokya suchiram,

Gamishyathyethanme nanu saphalatham nethra yugalam. 1

When will my pair of eyes get the good fortune of seeing,

He who rides on the king of birds, who does not have any… Continue

Added by pratibha on October 21, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

Parasurama Stotram

[Prayer to Lord Parasurama]

[Lord Parasurama was an avatar of Vishnu. He was armed an axe (parasu) in his hand. He was the son of Sage Jamadagni and Renuka. He beheaded his mother at the command of his father. Later as per his request Jamadagni gave back her life. To avenge Karthaveeryarjuna’s son’s who killed his parents, he killed 27 generations of Kshatriyas. With the Ramavatara his role came to an end. To wash of his sins in killing the Kshatriyas, he gave all the land he won in… Continue

Added by pratibha on October 21, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

.Is Ashwathama of Mahabharata Still Alive??

Is Ashwathama of Mahabharata Still Alive?? .If you belive on hinduisam and krishna you must belive on Mahabharat.. according mahabharat ashwatham could

not die..

so what do you think about Ashwathama is he alive...

some where i read long before.. in desert of Rajasthan Army saw many times.. the old old person walking far in

Desert according mahabharat krishna took off his mani from head so as he will always alive on… Continue

Added by pratibha on October 20, 2009 at 11:30pm — 1 Comment

Brahma Sutra

Brahma Sutra




Topic-1: Deliberation on Brahman

1. Hence (is to be undertaken) thereafter a deliberation on Brahman.

Topic-2: Origin etc., of the Universe

2. That (is Brahman) from which (are derived) the birth etc., of this (universe).

Topic-3: Scripture as Source of Knowledge of Brahman

3. (Brahman is omniscient) because of (Its) being the… Continue

Added by pratibha on October 20, 2009 at 8:42pm — No Comments

The Appearance Day of Lord Vamana

Lord Vamanadeva appeared within this world from the womb of Aditi, the mother of the gods. He appeared at midday on the shravan-dvadasi, the 12th day of the lunar month of Shravan when the moon is waxing.

There are many lessons for Vaishnavas to learn from the narration of His activities, as found in the 8th canto, 18th chapter of the Bhagavat Purana (Srimad Bhagavatam). Amongst the lessons are these:

1. That God comes to this world in… Continue

Added by pratibha on October 19, 2009 at 5:49pm — No Comments

Vasudeva Krutha Krishna Stotram

Vasudeva Krutha Krishna Stotram

[Here is prayer by Vasudeva, father of Krishna addressed to Krishna. He finds himself incapable of praying the Lord like all others and requests Krishna to assume the form of a baby so that he can fondle him.]


Thwam atheendraya maksharam nirgunam vibhum,

Dhyanasadhyancha sarvesham paramathmana meeswaram, 1

Swechaa mayam sarva roopam swecharoopa daram param,

Nirliptham paramam brhama bheeja roopam… Continue

Added by pratibha on October 19, 2009 at 4:16pm — No Comments

Sri Hari Namashtakam

Sri Hari Namashtakam

Sri Kesavachyutha mukunda Radangapane,

Govinda, madhava Janardhana dhanavare,

Narayanamarapathe, srijagannivasa,

Jihve japethi sathatham Maduraksharani. 1

Hey toungue, always repeat the sweet letters,

Kesava*, Achyutha, Mukunda, He who holds the wheel,

Govinda, Madhava, Janardhana, killer of asuras,

Narayana, lord of devas, and he who lives all over the universe.

* For meaning of… Continue

Added by pratibha on October 19, 2009 at 4:11pm — No Comments

Vamana Stotram

Vamana Stotram [Prayer to Vamana]

[Though a Rakshasa, Mahabali was a benevolent emperor. But he usurped the Deva kingdom. Vishnu took the form of a young, dwarf, Brahmin boy called Vamana and requested for three steps of land as measured by his feet. In spite of his Guru’s opposition, Mahabali agreed. Vamana took the gigantic form of Trivikrama and measured all the three worlds, in two steps. Mahabali offered his head as a third step.… Continue

Added by pratibha on October 19, 2009 at 4:06pm — No Comments

Indra Krutha Krishna Stotram

Indra Krutha Krishna Stotram [Indra's prayer of Lord Krishna]

[Here is a rare, remarkable and very musical prayer detailing the pranks of Lord Krishna as a boy in Brindavan. After reading this I am wondering why it did not become one of the very popular prayers addressed to Lord Krishna.]

Aksharam param brahma jothi roopam sanathanam,

Gunatheetham nirakaram swecha mayam anathkam, 1

Bhaktha dhyanaya sevayai nana roopa… Continue

Added by pratibha on October 19, 2009 at 4:01pm — No Comments

Mohamudgara or Bajagovindam






Moha mudgara, popularly known as Bajagovindam,is a short lyric, high in poetic excellence and magnificent in philosophical content. Hence this is an important work of Sankara, though a short one . The lilting verses set to music makes it easy to remember thus enhancing the quality of poetry and the selected verses of this… Continue

Added by pratibha on October 19, 2009 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Varaha Kavacham

Varaha Kavacham

[This armour is about the Varaha incarnation of Lord Vishnu. He had to take this

incarnation to save earth which was stolen by an Asura called Hiranyaksha and hid

himself in the deep depths of the sea. Lord Vishnu took the form of a huge boar

entered in to the sea, killed Hiranyaksha and brought back the earth. There is a

very famous temple for this Varaha incarnation in a place… Continue

Added by pratibha on October 19, 2009 at 3:18pm — 1 Comment

Significance of the Dasavataras

Significance of the Dasavataras

1 Matsyaavathaara

The story of Mathsyaavatara is as follows:

Hayagreevaasura took the Vedas when Brahma was supposed to be sleeping and hid them under the sea. Lord Vishnu assuming the form of a large fish retrieved them Now, Hyagreevaasura represents the men of wicked or perverted intellect who influence others and cause the extinction of the wisdom of the… Continue

Added by pratibha on October 19, 2009 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Tri Veda Sandhyavandanam or Tri kal Sandhyavandanam

Tri Vedi Sandhya Vandanam Introduction

Sandhya Vandanam literally means either Salutation to the goddess of Dawn and dusk or the prayers done during dawn and dusk. Hindus considered the period just before dawn and just after dusk as well as the exact period of noon, as extremely suitable for meditation. All Brahmins after Upanayanam (prescribed to be done at the age of seven), were required to do these prayers without fail. Essentially these… Continue

Added by pratibha on October 19, 2009 at 2:54pm — No Comments

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