Stotram and Suktam

What is the meaning of Nasadiya Sukta (नासदीय सूक्त) ?

What is Nasadiya Sukta ? Nasadiya Sukta (नासदीय सूक्त) also known as the ‘Hymn of Creation’, is the 129th...

Hanuman Chalisa (हनुमान चालीसा)

Hanuman Chalisa (हनुमान चालीसा) is a Hindu devotional hymn in praise of Hanuman. It was composed by Tulsidas in the Awadhi language....

Manisha Panchakam (मनीषापञ्चकम्) – story and its origin

Who composed Manisha Panchakam (मनीषापञ्चकम्) and what is the story behind it ? Manisha Panchakam is a stotra containing...

What is the story or origin of Bhaja Govindam (भज गोविन्दं)?

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

Kanakadhara Stotram (कनकधारास्तोत्रम्)

Kanakadhara Stotram ( कनकधारास्तोत्रम् ) was composed by Adi Shankaracharya. Kanakadhara (कनकधारा) means "stream" (dhara) of "gold" (kanaka),...

Sri Shiva Panchakshara Stotram ( श्रीशिवपञ्चाक्षरस्तोत्रम् )

Shiva Panchakshara Stotram ( श्रीशिवपञ्चाक्षरस्तोत्रम् ) was composed by Adi Shankaracharya. The Panchakshara (पञ्चाक्षर) means "five letters" in...

What is Adityahridayam (आदित्यहृदयम्) & its benefits ?

What is Adityahridayam (आदित्यहृदयम्)? Adityahridayam (आदित्यहृदयम्) is a devotional hymn dedicated to Aditya or Sun God found in...

What is Purusha Suktam (पुरुषसूक्तम् )?

Purusha suktam (पुरुषसूक्तम्) is hymn mentioned in Rigveda 10.90, dedicated to the Purusha, the "Cosmic Being". This Sukta is...

What is Rudra Suktam (रुद्र सूक्तम्) ?

What is Rudra Suktam (रुद्र सूक्तम्) ? Rudra Suktam (रुद्र सुक्तम् ) is a Vedic prayer to Rudra  (Lord...

What is Narayana Kavacha & who thought it to Indra?

Narayana Kavacham (नारायण कवच) is a prayer to Lord Vishnu mentioned in Bhagavata Purana, sixth skanda-chapter 8.  It is also known as...

What is Atmashatkam (आत्मषट्कम्) or Nirvanashatkam (निर्वाणषट्कम्) ?

Atmashatkam (आत्मषट्कम्), also known as Nirvanashatkam (निर्वाणषट्कम्), is a devotional composition consisting of 6 verses (षट्कम्) written by Adi Shankara summarizing the...

What is Annapoorna Stotram (अन्नपूर्णास्तोत्रम्)?

Annapoorna (अन्नपूर्णा ) is Hindu goddess of food and nourishment. She is considered a manifestation of the goddess Parvati, the wife of...

नासदीय सूक्त – अन्वय , हिन्दी अर्थ​सहित​

नासदीय सूक्त - अन्वय , हिन्दी अर्थ​सहित​ नासदासीन्नो सदासीत् त​दानीं नासीद्रजो नो व्योमा परो...

What is Venkatesa Suprabhatam (श्रीवेङ्कटेशसुप्रभातम्) & Who has written it?

What is Venkatesa Suprabhatam ? Venkatesa Suprabhatam(श्रीवेङ्कटेशसुप्रभातम्) is a collection of Sanskrit hymns or verses recited early morning to...

आदित्यहृदयम् – अन्वय – हिन्दी अर्थ​

आदित्यहृदयम् - अन्वय - हिन्दी अर्थ​ ततो युद्धपरिश्रान्तं समरे चिन्तया स्थितम्‌ । रावणं चाग्रतो दृष्ट्वा युद्धाय समुपस्थितम्‌ ॥1॥दैवतैश्च...

What is Shri Rama Raksha Stotram (श्रीराम रक्षा स्तोत्र)?

What is Shri Rama Raksha Stotram (श्रीराम रक्षा स्तोत्र)? Shri Rama Raksha Stotram (श्रीरामरक्षास्तोत्रम्) is a Stotra used...

शिव ताण्डव स्तोत्र – अन्वय – हिन्दी अर्थ

शिव ताण्डव स्तोत्र - अन्वय - हिन्दी अर्थ जटाटवीगलज्जलप्रवाहपावितस्थले गलेऽवलम्ब्य लम्बितां भुजङ्गतुङ्गमालिकाम् ।डमड्डमड्डमड्डमन्निनादवड्डमर्वयं चकार चण्डताण्डवं तनोतु नः...

Guru Ashtakam (गुर्वष्टकम्)

Guru Ashtakam is composed by Adi Sankaracharya. It is a prayer highlighting the importance of a guru in one's life

What is Rudrashtakam (रुद्राष्टकम्) ?

Rudrashtakam (रुद्राष्टकम्) is a Sanskrit composition in devotion of Lord Shiva. The devotional hymn "Rudrashtakam" appears in the Uttara...

Govindashtakam (श्रीगोविन्दाष्टकम्)

सत्यं ज्ञानमनन्तं नित्यमनाकाशं परमाकाशंगोष्ठप्राङ्गणरिङ्खणलोलमनायासं परमायासम् ।मायाकल्पितनानाकारमनाकारं भुवनाकारंक्ष्माया नाथमनाथं प्रणमत गोविन्दं परमानन्दम् ॥ १॥ Worship Govinda who is supreme bliss,...

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