Stotram and Suktam

What is the meaning of Nasadiya Sukta ?

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

Hanuman Chalisa (हनुमान चालीसा)

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

Manisha Panchakam – story and its origin

Manisha Panchakam (मनीषापञ्चकम्) Manisha Panchakam is a stotra containing five verses (slokas) composed by Shri Adi Shankaracharya.

What is the story or origin of Bhaja Govindam ?

Story or origin of Bhaja Govindam (भज गोविन्दं) It is said that Adi Shankaracharya, accompanied by his disciples, was...

What is Adityahridayam ? What are the benefits of chanting Adityahridayam...

Adityahridayam (आदित्यहृदयम्) Adityahridayam is a devotional hymn dedicated to Aditya or Sun God found in the Yuddha Kanda (6.105)...

Kanakadhara Stotram (कनकधारास्तोत्रम्)

Kanakadhara Stotram ( कनकधारास्तोत्रम् ) Kanakadhara Stotram was composed by Adi Shankaracharya. Kanakadhara (कनकधारा) means...

What is Purusha Suktam ?

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

Shiva Panchakshara Stotram (श्रीशिवपञ्चाक्षरस्तोत्रम्)

Shiva Panchakshara Stotram (श्रीशिवपञ्चाक्षरस्तोत्रम्) Shiva Panchakshara Stotram was composed by Adi Shankaracharya. The Panchakshara (पञ्चाक्षर)...

What is Rudra Suktam (रुद्र सूक्तम्) ?

Rudra Suktam (रुद्र सूक्तम्) Rudra Suktam is a Vedic prayer to Rudra  (Lord Shiva) taken from the Krishna Yajurveda's...

शिव ताण्डव स्तोत्र – अन्वय – हिन्दी अर्थ

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

नासदीय सूक्त – अन्वय , हिन्दी अर्थ​सहित​

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

What is Narayana Kavacha & who thought it to Indra?

Narayana Kavacham (नारायण कवच) Narayana Kavacham is a prayer to Lord Vishnu mentioned in Bhagavata Purana, sixth Skanda-chapter 8. ...

What is Atmashatkam or Nirvanashatkam ?

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

Guru Ashtakam (गुर्वष्टकम्)

Guru Ashtakam (गुर्वष्टकम्) Guru Ashtakam is composed by Adi Sankaracharya. It is a prayer highlighting the importance of...

आदित्यहृदयम् – अन्वय – हिन्दी अर्थ​

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

What is Annapoorna Stotram ?

Annapoorna Stotram (अन्नपूर्णास्तोत्रम्) Annapoorna (अन्नपूर्णा ) is Hindu goddess of food and nourishment. She is considered a manifestation of...

Totakashtakam – तोटकाष्टकम्

Totakacharya One of the chief disciples of Sri Adi Shankara composed...

Dashavatara Stotra

Dashavatara stotra (दशावतारस्तोत्र) Jayadeva was a Sanskrit poet during the 12th century. He is most known for his epic...

Madhurastakam (मधुराष्टकम्)

Madhurastakam (मधुराष्टकम्) is a Sanskrit composition in devotion of Krishna, composed by the Sri Vallabhacharya. Sri Vallabhacharya was a...

Chandi Path (चण्‍डीपाठ)

Chandi Path (चण्‍डीपाठ) Chandi Path is a recitation of the glories of Godesss Chandi, a form of Durga. It...

Pandurangashtakam (पांडुरंगाष्टकम्)

Pandurangashtakam (पांडुरंगाष्टकम्) Panduranga or Vitthal, is a Hindu deity predominantly worshipped in the state of Maharashtra. He is considered...

Hamsa-guhya – Prayer Daksha offered to Vishnu to increase earth population

Hamsa-guhya (हंसगुह्य) This prayer is mentioned in Shrimad Bhagavata Purana 6.4.23 to 6.4.34, it was offered by Prajapati Daksha...

What is Venkatesa Suprabhatam & Who has written it ?

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

Kamakshi Suprabatham

श्रीकामाक्षीसुप्रभातम् कामाक्षि देव्यंब तवार्द्रदृष्ट्यामूकः स्वयं मूककविर्यथाऽसीत् ।तथा कुरु त्वं परमेश जायेत्वत्पादमूले प्रणतं दयार्द्रे ॥ उत्तिष्ठोत्तिष्ठ...

Govindashtakam (श्रीगोविन्दाष्टकम्)

Govindashtakam (श्रीगोविन्दाष्टकम्) सत्यं ज्ञानमनन्तं नित्यमनाकाशं परमाकाशंगोष्ठप्राङ्गणरिङ्खणलोलमनायासं परमायासम् ।मायाकल्पितनानाकारमनाकारं भुवनाकारंक्ष्माया नाथमनाथं प्रणमत गोविन्दं परमानन्दम् ॥ १॥

What is Shri Rama Raksha Stotram ?

Shri Rama Raksha Stotram (श्रीरामरक्षास्तोत्रम्) Shri Rama Raksha Stotram (श्रीरामरक्षास्तोत्रम्) is a Stotra used to offer prayer to Lord...

What is Rudrashtakam (रुद्राष्टकम्) ?

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

Upadesa Saram

Upadesa Saram Ramana Maharshi composed Upadesha Saram (The Essence of Spiritual Instruction) on the request of one of his...

Vishnu Mantra

शान्ताकारम् भुजगशयनम् पद्मनाभम् सुरेशम्विश्वाधारम् गगनसदृशम् मेघवर्णम् शुभाङ्गम्।लक्ष्मीकान्तम् कमलनयनम् योगिभिर्ध्यानगम्यम्वन्दे विष्णुम् भवभयहरम् सर्वलोकैकनाथम्॥ जिनकी आकृति अतिशय...

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