Durga Aarti

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Durga Aarti: “
Durga Aarti
(The worship of mother)
By
Shivananda Swami, Translated by P.R.Ramachander

Jai ambe Gowrii maiyaa, Jai shyaamaa Gowrii
Nishadina tumako dhyaavata,

Hari brahma shivjii,
Bholo Jai Ambe Gowri. 1
Victory to mother Gowri,
Victory to the dark colured Gowri,
Who is being daily meditated by,
Vishnu, Brahma and Lord Shiva,
Say victory to mother Gowri.
Maang sinduur viraajat, Tiko mriga madako
Ujjvalase dho nainaa,Chandravadaniko

Bholo Jai Ambe Gowri. 2
With Vermillion in your parting of hair,
Made with musk from the deer,
You have two shining eyes,
In your moon like face,
Say victory to mother Gowri.
Kanaka samaan kalevar, Raktaambar raaje,
Raktapushpa galamaalaa, Kantan par saaje,
Bholo Jai Ambe Gowri. 3
With the golden body colour,
Wearing blood red silks,
Your neck is decorated by a necklace and,
A garland of blood red colour flowers,
Say victory to mother Gowri.
Kehari vaahana raajata, Khadaga khappara dhaari,
Sura nara muni jana sevata, Tinake dukha haari,
Bholo Jai Ambe Gowri. 4
You ride on the splendid lion,
And hold a sword and a skull in your hands,
And are served by Devas, men and sages,
Whose sorrows , you drive away,Say victory to mother Gowri.
Kaanana kundala shobhita, Naasaagre motii
Kotika chandra divaakara, Sam raajata jyotii,
Bholo Jai Ambe Gowri. 5
You shine with ear studs on your ears,
And a pearl on the tip of your nose,
And shine like billions of suns and moons,
And create a great halo of radiance,
Say victory to mother Gowri.
Shumbha nishumbha vidaare, Mahishaasura ghaatii
Dhuumra vilochana nainaa, Nishidina madamaatii

Bholo Jai Ambe Gowri. 6
Oh killer of Shumbha and Nishmbha,
Oh slayer of Mahishasura,
Your eyes are dark with rage,
On killing of Dhoomralochana,
Say victory to mother Gowri.
Chanda Munda Samharo Sonitha Bheeja Hare,
Madhu Kaidabha dhou Maare, Sura Bhaya heen kare,
Bholo Jai Ambe Gowri. 7
Oh killer of Chanda and Munda,
Oh killer of Raktha Bheeja,
You killed the twins Madu and Kaidaba,
And drove away the fear of devas,
Say victory to mother Gowri.
Brahmaanii rudraanii, Tuma kamalaa raani
Aagama-nigama bakhaanii, Tuma shiva pataraani,
Bholo Jai Ambe Gowri. 8
You are Brahmani and Rudrani,
You are Goddess Lakshmi living on a lotus,
You are praised by Vedas and Shastras,
And you are the queen of Lord Shiva,
Say victory to mother Gowri.
Chausatha yoginii gaavat, Nritya karata bhairon,
Baajata taala mridanga, Aura baajata damaruu,

Bholo Jai Ambe Gowri. 9
Sixty four Yoginis are singing,
Lord Bhairava is dancing,
The mrudanga is playing ,
And also the big drum is playing,
Say victory to mother Gowri.
Tuma ho jaga kii maataa, Tuma hii ho bhartaa ,
Bhaktan ki dukha hartaa, Sukha sampati kartaa,
Bholo Jai Ambe Gowri. 10
You are the mother of universe,
And you are the one takes care of it,
You put an end to the sorrow of devotees,
And you are the one who gives pleasure and wealth,
Say victory to mother Gowri.
Bhujaa chaara ati shobhita, Vara mudraa dhaarii
Mana vaanchita phala paavat, Sevata nara naarii
Bholo Jai Ambe Gowri. 11
You have four glowing hands,
With one hand raised in blessing,
You fulfill all the desires of the mind,
Of those men and woman who do your service,
Say victory to mother Gowri.
Kanchana thaala viraajata, Agaru kapuura baatii
Mala ketu mein raajat, Kotiratana jyotii
Bholo Jai Ambe Gowri. 12
In the decorated plate which shines,
Are kept incenses like Camphor and agarbathis,
When they are lit and placed before you,
They shine like billions of gems,
Say victory to mother Gowri.
Maa ambe ki Aarthi jo koi nar Gave,
Kahath Shivananda swami, sukha sampathi pave.
Bholo Jai Ambe Gowri. 13
Shivananda Swami tells you,
That the man who sings this offering to mother,
Would get all pleasures and wealth.
Say victory to mother Gowri.

PUJA SLOKAS

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PUJA SLOKAS: “
PUJA SLOKAS
Om Bur Buvah Suvaha
Thath Savithur Varenyam
Bhargo Devasya Dhi-Mahi
Dhiyo Yonaha Prachodayat
(Oh God! Thou art the Giver of Life, Remover of pain and sorrow, The Bestower
of happiness, Oh! Creator of the Universe, May we receive thy supreme sindestroying
light, May Thou guide our intellect in the right direction.)
Tvameva Mata Cha Pita Tvameva
Tvameva Bandhuscha Sakha Tvameva
Tvameva Vidya Dravinam Tvameva
Tvameva Sarvam mama Deva Deva
(O Supreme Lord (deva-dev, Master of all demigods), You are our mother, father,
brother, and friend.
You are the knowledge and You are the only wealth. You are our everything. )
Sarve Bhavantu Sukhinaha
Sarve Santu Niramayah
Sarve Bhadrani Pashyantu
Mas Kaschid Dhuka Bhag Bhavet
(May all be happy. May all enjoy health and freedom from disease. May all enjoy
prosperity. May none suffer. )
Om Asatoma Sadgamaya
Tamasoma Jyotirgamaya
Mrityorma Amritamgamaya
Om Shanthi Shanthi Shanthi:
(From the unreal lead us to the real;
Lead us from darkness to light;
From death lead us to immortality;
Peace unto us all. )
Om Sahana Vavatu Sahanau Bhunaktu
Sahaveeryam Karavavahai
Tejasvinaavadheetamastu Maa vidhwishavahai
Om Shanti Shanthi Shanthi:
(May He protect both of us. May He nourish both of us. May we both acquire the
capacity (to study and understand the scriptures). May our study be brilliant. May
we not argue with each other. Om peace, peace, peace.)
Om Poornamadah Poornamidam
Poornat Poornamudachyate
Poornasya Poornamaadaaya
Poornamevaavashishyate
Om Shanthi Shanthi Shanthi:
(That (Brahman is whole)
This (creation) is also whole.
From that whole (i.e. Brahman only) this whole has come out (creation)
But even though this whole has come out of that whole yet that whole remains
whole only
(i.e. Brahman remains unaffected, retains His/Its fullness and completeness.)
Let there be no discard anywhere in the world. Let peace prevail.)
Gangacha Yamunecheva
Godavari Saraswathi
Narmadha Sindhu Kaveri
Jalasmin Sannidhim Kuru
(Let me be close to the waters of (sacred rivers) Ganges, Yamuna, Godhavari,
Saraswathi, Narmadha, Sindhu, and Kaveri (so that I can bathe in them).
GURU
Gurur Brahma Gurur Vishnuh
Gurur Devo Maheshvarah
Guru Shakshat Param Brahma
Tasmai Sri Gurave Namah
(Know The Guru To Be Brahma Himself. He Is Vishnu. He Is Also Shiva. Know
Him To Be The Supreme Brahman, And Offer Thy Adoration Unto That Peerless
Guru.)

DURGA CHALISA

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DURGA CHALISA: “

Durga Chalisa
( The Durga forty In Hindi)
Translated by
P.R.Ramachander
(The Goddess Durga, the consort of Lord Shiva is an extremely popular Goddess throughout India. This mellifluous prayer addresses her and sings her praise. )
Namo Namo Durge Sukh karani,
Namo Namo ambe Dukh harani. 1
Salutations and Salutations to Durga, the giver of pleasure,
Salutations and salutations to the remover of Sorrow.
Nirakar hai jyoti tumhari,
Tihun lok pheli ujayari… 2
Your radiance is unparalleled,
And you shed light on the three worlds.
Shashi lalat mukh mahavishala,
Netra lal bhrikutee vikarala……3
Your face is like a moon and mouth very broad,
Your eyes are red and your frown frightening.
Roop Matu ko adhika suhave,
Daras karat jan ati sukh pave…… 4
Oh mother , you are extremely pretty,
And a sight of you brings pleasure to all.
Tum sansar shakti laya kina,
Palan hetu anna dhan dina…… 5
In you is merged the strength of this world,
And you provide it with food and wealth.
Annapurna hui jag pala,
Tumhi adi sundari Bala. 6
As Annapurni you nurture the world,
And you are the primeval beauty called Bala.
Pralaya kala sab nashan hari,
Tum gauri Shiv-Shankar pyari. 7
During deluge you destroy everything,
And you are Gauri the darling of Shiva shankara
Shiv yogi tumhre guna gaven,
Brahma Vishnu tumhen nit dhyaven. 8
The saints of Shiva sing your praises,
And Brahma and Vishnu daily meditate on you
Roop Saraswati ko tum dhara,
De subuddhi rishi munina ubara. 9
You also take the form of Saraswathi,
And grant them wisdom and look after them.
Dharyo roop Narsimha ko amba,
Pragat bhayin phar kar khamba. 10
Oh mother you take the form of Man-lion,
And broke the pillar and became visible.
Raksha kari Prahlaad bachayo,
Hiranakush ko swarga pathayo. 11
You saved the Prahlada and,
Sent Hiranyakashipu to heaven.
Lakshmi roop dharo jag mahin,
Shree Narayan anga samihahin. 12
You take the form of Goddess Lakshmi,
And found reposing with Lord Narayan.
Ksheer sindhu men karat vilasa,
Daya Sindhu, deeje man asa. 13
You came out of the ocean of milk,
Oh sea of mercy, please fulfill my desires.
Hingalaja men tumhin Bhavani,
Mahima amit na jet bakhani. 14
Oh Bhavani, You are the one in Hingalaja,
And your great power is beyond description.
Matangi Dhoomavati Mata,
Bhuvneshwari bagala sukhdata. 15
You yourself are Mathangi and mother Dhoomavathi,
You yourself are Bhuveneswari and Bhagalamukhi.
Shree Bhairav lara jog tarani,
Chhinna Bhala bhav dukh nivarani. 16
As Bhairavi and Tara you redeem the world,
And you are also Chinnamastha, the panacea of sorrows.
Kehari Vahan soh Bhavani,
Langur Veer Chalat agavani. 17
You repose gracefully on your steed,
And are welcomed by the hero of Monkeys.
Kar men khappar khadag viraje,
Jako dekh kal dan bhaje. 18
When with a sword and a head you appear,
It is seen that even time runs in panic.
Sohe astra aur trishoola,
Jase uthata shatru hiya shoola. 19
Seeing with weapons and the trident,
The heart of the enemy trembles with fear.
Nagarkot men tumhi virajat,
Tihun lok men danka bajat. 20
You only shine in Nagarkot,
And all the three worlds shudder.
Shumbhu Nishumbhu Danuja tum mare,
Rakta-beeja shankhan samhare. 21
You killed the brothers Shumbha and Nishumba,
And also killed the crowds of Raktha Bheeja.
Mahishasur nripa ati abhimani,
Jehi agha bhar mahi akulani. 22
Mahishasura was king who was proud,
Who filled the earth with his sins,
Roop karal Kalika dhara,
Sen Sahita tum tin samhara. 23
And you took the ferocious form of Kali,
And killed him along with his army.
Pan garha Santon par jab jab,
Bhayi sahaya Matu tum tab tab. 24
Whenever the saints are in trouble,
You mother came to their rescue.
Amarpuni aru basava loka,
Tava Mahirna sab rahen asoka. 25
All the words including that of devas,
Remain sorrow less , only by your grace.
Jwala men hai jyoti tumhari,
Tumhen sada poojen nar nari. 26
In the goddess jwalamukhi is your light,
And all men and women pray you always.
Prem bhakti se Jo yash gave,
Dukh-daridra nikat nahin ave. 27
They who sing about you with loving devotion,
Will never be neared by sorrow or poverty.
Dhyave tumhen jo nar man laee,
Janam-maran tako chuti jaee. 28

He who meditates you in his mind,
Will get rid of the cycle of birth and death.
Jogi sur-muni kahat pukari,
Jog na ho bin shakti tumhari. 29

Yogis , devas and sages openly say,
They cannot get salvation without you.
Shankar Aacharaj tap keenhon,Kam,
krodha jeet sab leenhon. 30

Adhi Shankara did penance on you,
And won over desire and anger.
Nisidin dhyan dharo Shankar ko,
Kahu kal nahini sumiro tum ko. 31

He always meditated on Lord Shiva,
And never spent any time on you.
Shakti roop ko maran na payo,
Shakti gayi tab man pachitayo. 32

Since he did not realize your powers,
He became sorry because his powers waned.
Sharnagat hui keerti bakhani,
Jai jai jai Jagdamb Bhavani. 33

Then he sought your protection and sung your praise,
Victory, victory , victory to Bhavani mother of the world.
Bhayi prasanna Aadi Jagdamba,
Dayi shakti nahin keen vilamba. 34
Then the primeval mother of the world was pleased,
And gave him back his powers immediately.
Mokon Matu kashta ati ghero,
Tum bin kaun hare dukh mero. 35

Severe distress afflicts me,
And who else can kill my sorrow , except you.
Aasha trishna nipat sataven,
Moh madadik sab binsaven. 36

Desire and longing always torture me,
And passions and lust torment my heart.
Shatru nash keeje Maharani,
Sumiron ekachita tumhen Bhavani. 37

Oh great queen kill all my enemies,
For I meditate with one mind on you.
Karo kripa Hey Matu dayala,
Riddhi-Siddhi de karahu nihala. 38

Please show me mercy , my kind mother,
And show me the paths to riches and powers.
Jab lagi jiyoon daya phal paoon,
Tumhro yash men sada sunaoon. 39

AS long as I live may I get your mercy,
And I would make others hear your fame.
Durga Chalisa jo gave,
Sab sukh bhog parampad pave. 40

He who sings this forty verses on Durga,
Will get all pleasures and attain salvation.

SRI RAMA BHUJANGAM

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SRI RAMA BHUJANGAM: “ Sri Rama Bhujangam
By
Adhi Shankara Bhagawat Pada
Translated by
P.R.Ramachander
Vishudham param sachidananda roopam,
Gunadhara madhara heenam varenyam,
Mahantham vibhantham guhantham gunantham,
Sukhantham swayamdhama ramam prapadhye. 1
I salute that Rama, who does not have any support,
Who is pure at heart, who is the eternal truth,
Who is personification of the ultimate happiness,
Who is above characters, who is the greatest,
Who cannot be divided, who is end within himself,
Who is at the end of properties. Who is the ultimate pleasure,
And who is the way for himself.
Shivam nithyamekam vibhum tharakakhyam,
Sukhakaramakara soonyam sumaanyam,
Mahesam kalesam suresam paresam,
Naresam nireesam maheesam prapadhye. 2
I salute that Rama, who is the lord of this earth,
Who is peaceful, who is always alone,
Who is the way to salvation,
Who is the way to cross ocean of life,
Who is pleasure itself, who does not have any form,
Who is well respected, who is the greatest god,
Who is god of all arts, who is the lord of devas,
Who is the lord of the ultimate, who is the god of humans,
And who is one who does not have any Lord.
Yada varnayal karnamoole anthakale,
Shivo rama ramethi ramethi kasyam,
Thadekam param tharaka brahma roopam,
Bhajeham, Bhajeham, Bhajeham, Bhajeham. 3
Salutations, Salutations, Salutations, Salutations,
To that great eternal form of tharaka Brahma,
Which makes lord Shiva whisper in the ear,
At the time of death in Kasi, “Rama, rama, rama.”
Maha rathna peete shubhe kalpa moole,
Shukaseenamadhitya koti prakasam,
Sada Janaki Lakshmanopethamekam,
Sada Ramachandram Bhajeham, Bhajeham. 4
I always salute and Salute that Ramachandra,
Who sits on the bejeweled throne ,
Placed below the wish giving tree,
Sitting in the pleasant style,
With the luster of billions of suns,
Always served by Sita and Lakshmana.
Kwanadh rathna manjeera padaravindam,
Lasan mekhala charu peethambaradyam,
Maha rathna harollasath kousthubhangam,
Nabha chanjari manjari lola malam. 5
I salute that Ramachandra,
Whose lotus feet is adorned by jingling anklets,
Who adorns himself with red silk tied by golden belt,
Who wears garlands of great gems and Kousthubha,
And also flower garlands attracted by bees.
Ladad chandrika smera sona dharabham,
Samudhruth pathangendu koti prakasam,
Namad Brahma rudhradhi koteera rathna,
Sphurath kanthi neerajanaradhadhagreem. 6
I salute that Ramachandra,
Whose smile with reddish lips reminds the pretty moon,
Who has luster of thousands of moons and suns,
Whose feet is worshipped by the light of billions
Of gems on the crowns of Brahma and Rudra,
Who bend and salute at his feet.
Pura pranjali nanjaneyadhi bhakthan,
Swa chin mudhraya bhadraya bhodhayantham,
Bhajeham, bhajeham sada ramachandram,
Thwadanyam na manye na manye na manye. 7
I always salute and salute that Ramachandra,
Who is surrounded by Saluting Hanuman and others,
And who teaches eternal knowledge by its symbol in his hands,
And say, Other than you, I do not think of any one , not think and not think.
Yada madsameepam kruthantha samethya,
Prachanda prakopair bhatair bheeshayen maam,
Thada vishkaroshi thwadeeyam swaroopam,
Sada apath pranasam sakodanda banam. 8
When the god of death comes before me,
And threatens me with his powerful angry soldiers,
Then please bring before me your form armed with Kodanda bow,
Which will remove all fear of dangers from me.
Nije manase mandhire sannidehi,
Praseeda , praseedha Prabho Ramachandra,
Sa soumithrina Kaikeyi nandanena,
Swa shakthanu bhakthya cha samsevyamana. 9
Be pleased and pleased, Oh Ramachandra,
Come in my real mind and be present in that temple,
Served by Bharatha, Lakshmana and Shathrugna,
And help this devotee by your power.
Swabhakthagraganyai kapeesair mahesai,
Neekaira nekai cha Rama , Praseedha,
Namasthe namosthweesa , Rama Praseeda,
Prasadi prasadi prakasam, prabho maam. 10
Be pleased with me , Oh Ramachandra,
Who is surrounded by great devotees,
Great monkey lords, kings and chieftains,
I salute you my God, be pleased with me,
Bless me , bless me with light, Oh Lord.
Thwamevasi daivam, param may yadhekam,
Su chaithanya methath thwadanyam na manye,
Yado bhoodameyam viyadwayu thejo,
Jalopadhi kayam charam cha acharam cha. 11
You are my only God, the only eternal fact for me,
I do not acknowledge any power except you,
As all the Bhoothas like air, ether, water,
Earth and fire have only come out of you.
Nama sachidananda roopaya thasmai,
Namo deva devaya ramaya Thubhyam,
Namo Janaki jeevithesaya thubhyam,
Nama pundarikayathakshaya thubhyam. 12
Salutations to Him, who is eternal happiness,
Salutations to Him, who is the God Rama,
Salutations to Him, who is the consort of Janaki,
Salutations to Him ,who bears lotus on his belly.
Namo bhakthi yukthanurakthaya thubhyam,
Namo punya punjai kalabhyaya thubhyam,
Namo Veda vedyaya chadhyaya pumse,
Nama sundrayindira vallabhaya. 13
Salutations to Him, who loves his devotees,
Salutations to Him , who can be seen only as a result of good deeds,
Salutations to the god of Vedas and the primeval man,
Salutations to the pretty one who is the consort of Sita.
Namo viswa karthre, namo viswa harthre,
Namo viswa bhokthre, namo viswa bharthre,
Namo viswa nethre, namo viswa jethre,
Namo viswa pithre, namo viswa mathre. 14
Salutations to him who creates the universe,
Salutations to him who destroys the universe,
Salutations to him who uses the universe,
Salutations to him, who rules over the universe,
Salutations to him, who is the eye of the universe,
Salutations to him who wins over the universe,
Salutations to him, who is father of the universe,
And Salutations to him , who is the mother of the universe.
Namasthe , namasthe samastha prapancha,
Prabhoga, prayoga, pramana , pravena,
Madheeyam mansthwath pada dwandwa sevaam,
Vidhathum pravrutham sukha chaithanya sidhyai. 15
Salutations and salutations to the expert ,
In working upkeep and control of the entire world,
Oh God, my mind is engaged in service of your feet,
With an aim of getting to the real eternal truth.
Shilapi thwadamgrikshama sangirenu,
Prsadhadhi chaithanya madhatha Rama,
Namasthwath pada dwandwa seva vidhanath,
Suchathanya metheethi kim chithramathra? 16
Even an ordinary stone, getting the dust of your feet,
Oh Rama, got the active life back,
And so by saluting and serving your two feet,
If people get perennial salvation, What is so strange?
Pavithram charithram vichithram thwadheeyam,
Nara yea smaranthyanwaham ramachandra,
Bhavantham bhavaantham bharantham bhajantho,
Labhanthe kruthantham na pasyanthyatho anthe. 17
Hey Ramachandra, those men, who remember,
Your holy story which is strange,
And those who chant the names of you,
Who is the destroyer of sorrowful life,
Get at the end what they desire and do not see God of death.
Sa punya sa ganya saranyo mamaayam,
Naro Veda yo deva choodamanim thwam,
Sadhkaramekam, chidannda roopam,
Mano vaga gamyam param dhama Rama. 18
That man who knows that you are the greatest of devas,
Who has a form that is real,
Whose form is eternal happiness,
Who is beyond mind and words,
And who is Rama, the object of salvation,
Is the only one who is blessed and counted one,
And he is the one who has submitted himself to you.
Prachanda, prathapa prabhavabhi bhootha,
Prabhuthari veera, Prabho Ramachandra,
Balam they kadam varnyathe atheva balye,
Yado agandi chandeesa kodanda dandam. 19
Hey Lord Ramachandra, who is the greatest,
Who is very famous all over,
And who is the killer of his enemies,
“There is no need to describe your prowess,
For even at a very young child’s age,
You broke the great bow of Lord Shiva.”
Dasagreevamugram saputhram samithram,
Sari durgamadyastharakshoganesam,
Bhavantham vinaa Rama, Veero naro vaa,
Asuro vaa amaro vaa jayeth kastrilokhyam? 20
Are there either heroes or asuras or devas,
Capable for killing the ten headed one along with his sons,
And friends in a place surrounded by the sea,
Except you Oh Lord Rama.?
Sada rama ramethi ramamrutham they,
Sada rama mananda nishyanda kandam,
Pibantham namantham sudhantham hasantham,
Hanumantha manthar bhaje tham nithantham. 21
Always chanting “Rama”, “Rama”
Drinking always , the nectar of the name “Rama”
Which is ever pretty and a tide of real happiness,
Saluting you and having a smiling face Is Hanuman,
And I pray him always and always.
Sad Rama ramethi Ramamrutham they,
Sada ramamananda nishyantha kandam,
Piban anvaham nanvaham naiva mruthyor,
Bibhemi prasadaadasadaa thavaiva. 22
I who am always chanting “Rama”, “Rama”
Drinking daily , the nectar of the name “Rama”
Am not afraid of death,
Due to your uninterrupted grace.
Aseethasamethairakothanda bhooshai,
Soumithri vandhyair Chanda prathapair,
Alankesa kalair sugreeva mithrair,
Ramabhi deyairalam daivathair na. 23
No other God is required by us except Rama,
Who is always with Sita,
Who wears the Kodanda bow as ornament,
Who is being saluted by Lakshmana,
Who is well known as a great hero,
Who is the God of death to the king of Lanka,
And who is a friend of Sugreeva.
Aveerasanasthair chin mudrikadyair,
Bhkthanjaneyadhi Thathwa prakasair,
Aamandhara moolair mandhara malair,
Ramabhi deyairalam daivathair na. 24
No other God is required by us except Rama,
Who is sitting on the throne of heroes,
Who shows the sign of eternal truth,
Who exhibits eternal principles
To the devotee Hanuman and others,
Who sits on the roots of Mandhara tree,
And who wears the garland of mandhara flowers.
Asindhu prakopair vandhya prathapair,
Bandhu prayanair mandasmithasyair,
Danda pravasair ganda prabodhair,
Ramabhi deyairalam daivathair na. 25
No other God is required by us except Rama,
Who got very angry with the ocean,
Who is sufficiently famous as to be saluted,
Who traveled along with friends,
Who wears a pleasant smile,
Who lived in Danda forest,
And who taught the vast knowledge.
Hare Rama seethapathe ravanare,
Kharare murare asurare parethi,
Lapantham nayantham sada kalamevam,
Samalokayalokaya sesha bandho. 26
Oh lord who is the relation of the entire world,
Please cast your graceful look on me,
Who always spends all the time by chanting,
“Hey lord Hari, consort of Seetha,
Enemy of Ravana, Killer of Khara and Mura,
Killer of asuras and Hey, eternal truth.”
Namasthe sumithra suputhrabhi vandhya,
Namasthe sada kaikeyi nandanedya,
Namasthe sada vanaradheesa bhandho,
Namasthe, namasthe sada Ramachandra. 27
Salutations to him who is venerated by son of Sumithra
Salutations always to him who is respected by son of Kaikeyi,
Salutations always to him who is the friend of king of monkeys,
Salutations and salutations always to Lord Ramachandra.
Praseedha , praseedha, Prachanda prathapa,
Praseedha , praseedha, prachandari kala,
Praseedha , praseedha, prapannanukampin,
Praseedha , praseedha, prabho Ramachandra. 28
Shower your grace , shower your grace, He who has great fame,
Shower your grace , shower your grace, he who is death to his enemies,
Shower your grace , shower your grace, Who is kind to his devotees,
Shower your grace , shower your grace, My Lord Ramachandra.
Bhujangaprayatham param veda saram,
Mudha Ramachandrasya bhakthya cha nithyam,
Padan santhatham chinthayan prantharange,
Sa eva swayam ramachandra sa dhanya. 29
He who reads or always thinks about in his mind ,
This Bhujanga prayer of Lord Ramachandra
Which is the summary of Vedas , daily,
Will attain Ramachandra and always be blessed.

RAMASHTAKAM

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RAMASHTAKAM: “Ramashtakam
(The octet on Lord Rama)
By
Sage Vyasa
Translated by
P.R.Ramachander

Bhaje visesha sundaram,

samastha papa khandanam,
Swabhaktha chitha ranjanam,

Sadaiva rama madvayam. 1
(I pray always that Rama,
Who is second to none,
Who is especially pretty,
Who cuts off all sins,
And who makes the mind,
Of his devotes happy. )
Jatakalapa Shobhitham,

Samastha papa nasakam,
Swabhaktha bheethi bhanjanam,

Bhajeha rama madvayam. 2
(I pray always that Rama,
Who is second to none,
Who shines with his matted hair,
Who destroys all sins,
And who makes the mind,
Of his devotees free from fear. )
Nija swaroopa bhodhakam,

krupakaram bhavapaham,
Samam shivam niranjanam,

Bhajeha rama madvayam. 3

(I pray always that Rama,
Who is second to none,
Who shows us his real self,
Who is very merciful,
Who destroys sorrows of life,
Who considers every one equal,
Who is peaceful,
And who does all that is good. )
Saha prapancha kalpitham,

hyanamaroopa vasthavam,
Nirakruthim niramayam,

Bhajeha rama madvayam. 4
(I pray always that Rama,
Who is second to none,
Who shows the world in himself,
Who is the truth without names,
Who is someone without form,
And who is away from sickness and pain.)
Nishprapancha, nirvikalpa,

nirmalam, niramayam,
Chideka roopa santhatham,

Bhajeha rama madvayam. 5
I pray always that Rama,
Who is second to none,
Who is away from the world,
Who does not see differences,
Who is crystal clear,
Who does not have diseases,
And who stands always as,
The real form of truth.
Bhavabdhipotha roopakam,

hyasesha deha kalpitham,
Gunakaram, krupakaram,

Bhajeha rama madvayam. 6
I pray always that Rama,
Who is second to none,
Who is the ship to cross the sea of life,
Who shines as all types of bodies.
Who does good ,
And who shows mercy.
Maha vakhya bodhakair virajamana vakpadai,
Parabrahma vyapakam, Bhajeha rama madvayam. 7
I pray always that Rama,
Who is second to none,
Who is so great that,
He is fit to be known through,
Great Vedic sayings,
And who is Brahmam ,
Which is spread everywhere.
Shiva pradham sukhapradham,
bhavaschidham bramapaham,
Virajamana desikam,

Bhajeha rama madvayam. 8
(I pray always that Rama,
Who is second to none,
Who grants peace,
Who gives us pleasure,
Who destroys the problems of life,
Who avoids illusion,
And who is the resplendent Guru. )
Ramashtakam padathi ya sukaram supunyam,
Vyasena bhashithamidham, srunuthe manushya,
Vidhyam sriyam vipula soukhyamanantha keerthim,
Samprapya deha vilaye labhathe cha moksham. 9
(He who reads or hears this octet on rama,
Which is easy to understand,
Which gives rise to good deeds,
Which is written by sage Vyasa,
Would get knowledge ,wealth ,
Pleasure and limitless fame,
And once he leaves his body,
He would also get salvation.)

Dasavathara stotram

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Dasavathara stotram: “ Dasavathara Stotram
Translated by
P.R.Ramachander
(Lord Vishnu took several incarnations in the world. Of them the most important are ten incarnations(Dasavathara).This prayer addresses the ten avatharas. It is written in a way that complains to god that he does not show the same haste in solving the devotee’s problems, as he did when he took these incarnations.)
Yaa thwara jala sanchare,
Yaa thwara Veda Rakshane,
Mayyarthe karunamurthe ,
Saa thwara kwa gatha hare. 1
Why did you not show the same haste
Which you showed in your travel through the water,
And which you showed in your Protection of Vedas,
When it did concern with solving my sorrow, Hey Vishnu.
(The asura called Hayagreeva stole the four Vedas from Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu took the incarnation of fish(Mathsyavathara) to chase and kill that Asura and bring back the Vedas.)
Yaa thwara mandharodhare
Yaa thwara deva rakshane
Mayyarthe karunamurthe ,
Saa thwara kwa gatha hare. 2
Why did you not show the same haste
Which you showed in lifting mandhaara mountain
And which you showed in taking care of devas,
When it did concern with solving my sorrow, Hey Vishnu.
(To retrieve the lost vigour of the devas, it was decided to churn the ocean of milk with the Mandhara mountain , with snake Vasuki as the rope. The mountain was not standing in a stable manner. Lord Vishnu took the form of Tortoise (Koormavathara) and lent stability to the mountain under the sea)
Yaa thwara kroda veshasya,
Vidhruthou bhoo samudhyathou,
Mayyarthe karunamurthe ,
Saa thwara kwa gatha hare. 3
Why did you not show the same haste
Which you showed when you took the shape of boar,
And bring back and save the earth,
When it did concern with solving my sorrow, Hey Vishnu.
(The rakshasa called Hiranyaksha took away the earth and hid himself under the sea. Lord Vishnu took the form of a boar (Varahavathara) followed and killed him and brought back the earth.)
Yaa thwara Chandra maalaya,
Dharane potha rakshane,
Mayyarthe karunamurthe ,
Saa thwara kwa gatha hare. 4
Why did you not show the same haste
Which you showed in wearing the garland of guts
And in saving the young boy,
When it did concern with solving my sorrow, Hey Vishnu.
(The Rakshasa Hiranya Kasipu who was the brother of Hiranyaksha tormented the universe. He could not be killed either by a man or animal. So Lord Vishnu took the form of man-lion(Narasimhavathara) , killed Hiranya Kasipu and wore his guts as garland and also protected his so Prahladha.)
Yaa thwara vatu veshasya,
Darane bala bandhane
Mayyarthe karunamurthe ,
Saa thwara kwa gatha hare. 5
Why did you not show the same haste
Which you showed in assuming the form of a boy,
And which you showed in catching hold of Bali
When it did concern with solving my sorrow, Hey Vishnu.
(The King Mahabali by his great strength ruled over the entire universe. Lord Vishnu took the form of a young dwarfish boy(Vamanavathara) and requested King Mahabali for three feet of land. Once given he measured the entire earth by two feet and Pushed Mahabali in to the Patala.)
Yaa thwara raja hanane,
Yaa thwara vakhya rakshane
Mayyarthe karunamurthe ,
Saa thwara kwa gatha hare. 6
Why did you not show the same haste
Which you showed in killing of kings
And which you showed in keeping your word,
When it did concern with solving my sorrow, Hey Vishnu.
(The kings and emperors of the earth became powerful and started to torment the earth. At that time Lord Vishnu was born as Parasurama(Parasuramavathara) .When the kings killed his parents he took the vow of exterminating the earth of its kings and killed several generations of all kings)
Yaa thwara raksho hanane,
Yaa thwara brathru palane,
Mayyarthe karunamurthe ,
Saa thwara kwa gatha hare. 7
Why did you not show the same haste
Which you showed in killing of Rakshasas
And which you showed in protection of brother,
When it did concern with solving my sorrow, Hey Vishnu.
(Several Asuras lead by the great Ravana , because of their boons defeated several devas and killed many sages. Lord Vishnu was born as Lord Rama(Ramavathara) and killed all as auras including Ravana. He was helped in this job by his brother Lakshmana)
Yaa thwara kapi rajasya poshane,
Sethu bandhane,
Mayyarthe karunamurthe ,
Saa thwara kwa gatha hare. 8
Why did you not show the same haste
Which you showed in protecting kingdom,
Of monkeys and building of a bridge,
When it did concern with solving my sorrow, Hey Vishnu.
(Lord Rama took the help of monkeys, crossed the ocean between India and Lanka by constructing a bridge and killed Ravana.)
Yaa thwara gopa kanyanam,
Rakshane, kamsa hanane,
Mayyarthe karunamurthe ,
Saa thwara kwa gatha hare. 9
Why did you not show the same haste
Which you showed in protecting gopis
And in killing of Kamsa,
When it did concern with solving my sorrow, Hey Vishnu.
(Evil kings with bad qualities again grew up in this earth. Lord Vishnu was born as Lord Krishna(Krishnavathara) killed Kamsa. He also befriended Gopis in his childhood, possibly to show the myth of caste superiority.)
Yaa thwara baishmi harane
Yaa thwara rugmi bhandane
Mayyarthe karunamurthe ,
Saa thwara kwa gatha hare. 10
Why did you not show the same haste
Which you showed when stealing Rugmani
And which you showed in tying Rugmi
When it did concern with solving my sorrow, Hey Vishnu.
(As Lord Krishna he waged war and made Rukhmani as his wife and in the process killed her brother Rugmi.)
Yaa thwara budha sidhantha
Kadhane budha mohane,
Mayyarthe karunamurthe ,
Saa thwara kwa gatha hare. 11
Why did you not show the same haste
Which you showed in telling principles of Budha
And attracting the wise ones,
When it did concern with solving my sorrow, Hey Vishnu.
(The religion of Sanathana dharma was corrupted by fanatics. Lord Vishnu took birth as Lord Budha and reformed the great religion. Many people do not agree that Budha is an incarnation. They believe that Balarama (the brother of Rama) was an incarnation.)
Yaa thwara thuraga rohe
Yaa thwara mlecha marane
Mayyarthe karunamurthe ,
Saa thwara kwa gatha hare. 12
Why did you not show the same haste
Which you showed in riding the horse
And which you showed in killing the foreigners
When it did concern with solving my sorrow, Hey Vishnu.
(It is predicted that Lord Vishnu will be born as Kalki (Kalkiavathata), who will ride on a horse and kill all foreigners who would be corrupting the Hindu religion.)
Sathya avatharya puthrena
Bhakthiko niraneridham,
Dasavathara sthavakam,
Vadan Mokshamapunyath. 13
He who recites with devotion,
And deep interest,
This prayer of the ten incarnations,
Would himself attain salvation at the end.

HANUMAN SLOKAS

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HANUMAN SLOKAS: “
HANUMAN SLOKAS

Aum Anjaneyaye Vidmahe,
Mahabalaye Dhi-Mahi
Tanno Hanuman Prachodayat
Buddhir Balam Yasho Dhairyam
Nir Bhayatvam Arogata
Ajatyam Vak Patutvam Cha
Hanumat Smaranat Bhavet
By remembering Hanuman, one can gain wisdom, strength, success, courage,
fearlessness, lack of ill health, lack of sluggishness, and Oratory skills.
Manoj-avam Maruti Tulya Vegam
Jitendriyam Bhudhi-mataam Varishtam
Vaataatmajam Vaanara-yoota-mukhyam
Sri Ramadootam Shirasaa Namami
I surrender to Hanuman, the messenger of Lord Rama, whose speed is as swift as the
mind and as swift as the wind, who has controlled his sense organs and is the most
intelligent among the intelligent ones; who is the son of Vayu and the chief of the
monkey tribe.
Anjaneyam ati-paata-lananam
Kaanchanaadri Kamaneeya Vigraham
Paarijaata-tarumoola vasinam
Bhavayami pavamana nandanam
Anjana’s son, his face deep red,
His body shining like a golden mountain,
Dwelling always at the root of the Parijata tree,
On him, I meditate; the Wind-god’s son.
Yatra yatra Raghunatha Keertanam
Tatra tatra Krita mastakanjalim
Bhaashpa-vaari paripoorna lochanam
Marutim namada rakshasa-antakam
In all those nooks and corners, where the lord of Raghunath (Rama)* is sung about, In
all such nooks and corners is he (Hanuman), With tears flooding from the eyes,
Salutations to my Lord Maruthi*, He who saw the end of all evil ones

God of kuladevata

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God of kuladevata: “

Kuldevatas mainFor purposes of worship the Hindu has three principal deities.
The first is the Gramadevata (the god of the village or town),
The second the Kuladevata (deity of his family or Gotra), and
The third the Ishtadevata (personal deity). Of these the first two are fixed for him at birth and the third he selects for himself from the many deities of the Hindu pantheon. Worship of the Kuladevata is generally performed daily in the family home shrine dedicated to this deity.
belong to the Siva or Shakti cult.
Many villages of Tamil Nadu in South India people are celebrating this Great God, KaruppaswamyMuneeswaran , kaaval deiyvangal! All along the highways in Tamil Nadu we can see huge Iyyanar statues riding on the horse, standing at the entrance to the villages keeping guard as believed by the naive, innocent,pious rural peopleas their life long Guardian God. Usually the idols of this Great God is situated at the entrance of every Hindu temple as security of other Gods present in the temples. In legend it is told that Karuppaswamy is the other image of Lord Shiva and He is given the same importance as given to Lord Shiva. Many hundreds of Boothas are coming under the administration of Lord Karuppaswamy and Boothas are also adorned by His devotees. In every Karuppaswamy temple where Karuppaswamy is the prime God the gaint Bootha Statues are standing on both sides of the temple. Lord Karuppaswamy has different images such as Muthu Karuppana Swamy, Punugu Karuppana Swamy and Sangili Karuppana Swamy,Sonai Karuppanasamy.Karuppusamy stands as a guard for the pathinettam padi.Sabarimalai,
There are different forms of karuppusamy, like Sangilli Karuppan
Lord Karuppaswamy is considered to be the guardian God of the village where His temple is situated. According to common belief not only do this Great God scare away evil spirits and protect villagers against evil diseases and ill fortunes but also punishing erring persons. Gods other than Karuppaswamy are Lord Ayyanar and Lord Madurai Veeran. The statues of these dieties are found at the boundaries of villages. It is common to find the statue of Lord Karuppaswamy riding on horse. It is also believed that Guardian Gods like Lord Karuppaswamy ride around villages on horse to protect people and His devotees. He has His peculiar image by having big crown made of cloth, big moustache and bright eyes. He is always equipped with spear and machete to protect His devotees from evil things.

On the day of Maha Shivarathri, a major Hindu festival, the various groups of Hindu people are celebrating and praying their own prime Gods including Lord Karuppaswamy. This festival comes on every new moon day of February last week or March first week of every year.

Mahalakshmi Ki Aarathi

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Mahalakshmi Ki Aarathi: “ Mahalakshmi ki aarathi
Translated by
P.R.Ramachander
(This is an extremely popular prayer in the spoken Hindi about Mahalakshmi, the goddess of wealth.)
Om Jai Laxmi Mata, Maiya JaiLaxmi Mata,

Tumko nis din sevat, Hari, Vishnu Data
Om Jai Laxmi Mata 1
Om victory to mother Lakshmi,
Victory to you mother, mother Lakshmi.
You are being served daily by Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma,
Om, victory to mother Lakshmi.
Uma Rama Brahmaani, Tum ho Jag Mata,
Maiya, Tum ho Jag Mata,Surya Chanrama dhyaavat, Naarad Rishi gaata.
Om Jai Laxmi Mata. 2
You are Parvathi, Lakshmi and Saraswathi , oh mother of the world,
Mother, you are mother of the world,
You are being worshipped by moon and sun,
You are sung by sage Narada,
Om, victory to mother Lakshmi.
Durga Roop Niranjani, Sukh Sampati Data,
Maiya Sukh Sampati DataJo koyee tumko dhyaataa, Ridhee Sidhee dhan paataa
Om Jai Laxmi Mata. 3
Oh mother who makes us get everything,
You also take the form of Durga,
And you shower riches and happiness on us,
Oh mother who showers riches and happiness,
He who meditates on you mother,
Gets rid of debts, gets occult powers and gets money,
Om, victory to mother Lakshmi.
Jis ghar mein tu rehtee, sab sukh guna aataa,
Maiya sab sukh guna aataa,Taap paap mit jaataa,
Man naheen ghabraataa.
Om Jai Laxmi Mata 4
In whichever home you live mother,
All pleasures and good tidings come,
Mother all pleasures and good tidings come,
Pain and sins get dissolved,
And mind does never has fear,
Om, victory to mother Lakshmi.
Dhoop Deep phal meva, Ma sweekaar karo,
Maiya Ma sweekaar karo,Gyaan prakaash karo Ma, Moha agyaan haro.
Om Jai Laxmi Mata. 5
Light , scented smoke , fruits and sweets, receive Oh, mother,
Oh my mother receive,
Make my wisdom enlightened , mother,
And get rid of my passion and ignorance,
Om, victory to mother Lakshmi.
Maha Laxmiji ki Aarti, nis din jo gaavey
Maiya nis din jo gaavey,Dukh jaavey, sukh aavey, Ati aananda paavey.
Om Jai Laxmi Mata. 6

NAVAGRAHA SLOKAS

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NAVAGRAHA SLOKAS: “NAVAGRAHA SLOKAS
Om Namah Sooryaya Chandraya Mangalaya Budhaya Cha
Guru Shukra Shanibhyascha Raahave Ketave Namo Namaha
My Salutations to Soorya (Sun), Chandra (Moon), Mangala (Mars) and Budha
(Mercury). I also salute Guru (Jupiter), Shukra (Venus), Shani (Saturn) as well as
Rahu and Ketu.
Aarogyam praathuno Dhinakara:
Chandro yaso nirmalam
Boothim Boomi sutha: Sudham sutanaiya:
Pragnyam Gurur Gouravam
Kanyak komal Vak vilasamadulam
Mandho mudam sarvada
Raahur bhaahu balam,Virodha samanam
Kethus Kulasyonnidhim.
NAVA GRAHA STOTRA
Nava Graha Stotra means the nine old Stotra of the planets,
wherein the nine revolving heavens are invoked.
For the Sun
Japa Kusuma Sankasham
Kashyapeyam Mahadyuthim
Thamognam Sarvapapagnam
Pranathosmi Divakaram
O Destroyer of the Darkness of Ignorance !
O Annihilator of all sins !
My saluations to Thee !
For the Moon
Dhadhi Shankha Thusharabham
Ksheerodharnava Sambhavam
Namami Shashinam Somam
Shambhor Makuta Bhooshanam
O Thou who adorns the head of the mighty Lord Siva !
My obeisances to Thee !
For Jupiter
Devanamscha rishinamscha
Gurum kanchana sannibham
Bandhubhootam trilokesam
Tam namami brahaspathim
O Beloved of all Rishies and Yogins !
O Preceptor of all who follow the Path
Divine !
I bow down to Thee !
For Rahu ( North Node )
Ardhakayam Mahaveeryam
Chandradithya Vimardhanam
Simhika Garbha Sambhootam
Tham Rahum pranamamyaham
O Devourer of the Apollo and Diana !
I bow down to Thee !
For Mercury
Priyangu Kalika Shyamam
Roopena Prathimam Budham
Soumyam Soumya Gunopetham
Namami Shashinam Sutham
O Son of the Moon and Representer of all academic Knowledge !
My salutations
to Thee !
For Venus
Himakunda mrinalabham
Daityanam Paramam Gurum
Sarvashastra pravaktharam
Bharghavam prnamamyaham
O Preceptor of the Demons
O Representer of all Sciences ! I bow down to Thee !
For Ketu ( South Node )
Palasa pushpa sankasam
Tharakakara Vigraham
Ugrascha Vividhakara
Tham Ketum Pranamamyaham
O Destroyer and Terrible of Form !
I bow down to Thee !
For Saturn
Neelanjana Samabhasam
Raviputram Yamagrajam
Chaya Marthanda Sambhootham
Tham Namami Sanaiswaram
O Son of the Sun and the Imparter of Patience and Perseverance.
I bow down to
Thee !
For Mars
Dharanee Garbha Sambhootham
Vidyut Kantha Samaprabham
Kumaram Shakthi Hastham cha
Mangalam Pranamamyaham