Manisha Panchakam (मनीषापञ्चकम्) – story and its origin

Manisha Panchakam is a stotra containing five verses (slokas) composed by Shri Adi Shankaracharya.  The word Manisha means firm conviction, and Panchak means five. So...

Nasadiya Sukta ( नासदीय सूक्त )

Nasadiya Sukta (नासदीय सूक्त ) also known as the ‘Hymn of Creation’, is the 129th hymn of the 10th Mandala of the Rigveda (10:129)....

Sri Shiva Panchakshara Stotram ( श्रीशिवपञ्चाक्षरस्तोत्रम् )

It was composed by Adi Sankaracharaya नागेन्द्रहाराय विलोचनाय भस्माङ्गरागाय महेश्वराय । नित्याय शुद्धाय दिगम्बराय तस्मै नकाराय नमः शिवाय ॥ १ ॥ The great shiva Who has the King of...

Kanakadhara Stotram ( कनकधारास्तोत्रम् )

It was composed by Adi Sankaracharya अङ्गं हरेः पुलकभूषणमाश्रयन्ती भृङ्गाङ्गनेव मुकुलाभरणं तमालम् । अङ्गीकृताखिलविभूतिरपाङ्गलीला माङ्गल्यदाऽस्तु मम मङ्गलदेवतायाः ॥ १ ॥ जैसे भ्रमरी अधखिले पुष्पों से अलंकृत तमाल-वृक्ष का आश्रय...

Hanuman Chalisa (हनुमान चालीसा)

Hanuman Chalisa – with hindi meaning     श्री गुरु चरण सरोज रज, निज मन मुकुरु सुधारि। बरनऊँ रघुवर बिमल जसु, जो दायकु फल चारि। 《अर्थ》→ गुरु महाराज के...

Bhaja Govindam (भज गोविन्दं ) – story & its origin

It is said that Adi Shankaracharya, accompanied by his disciples, was walking along a street in Varanasi one day when he came across an...