About śrī. śrī dēvī is associated with every form of well being. She is the daughter of bhRgu maharši and the wife of višńu. The word siri in kannada and telugu has evolved from śrī and is often used to denote all manner of material wealth. śrī gives […]
My present understanding is that ङ्गं sound at the end of each line helps us with our sahasrāra cakra. In addition, this namana, destroys all the pain of birth, pride, accumulated total sins, 8 kinds of daridra and burns desire. In addition the person who chants this goes […]
I learned this and much other sanskrit chanting from Yogini and Veda Guru Kunda Channagiri – avaru.
One of my friends, who has been giving a lot of participative support in this effort, asked me if I would post dēvī prārthanas, today (since it is a Friday). To take a headbath on a Friday and worship dēvī, is the norm for many Hindu women.
मनोजवं मारुततुल्यवेगम् । जितेन्द्रियं बुद्धिमतां वरिष्ठम् । वातात्मजं वानरयूथमुख्यम् । श्रीरामदूतं शरणं प्रपद्ये ॥ Faster than the mind, As fast as the wind, Victor over the senses, The best among the learned, The son of the wind, Foremost among the Vānara horde, The Messenger of rāma, is The […]
Even though I (or you) focus on accuracy in chanting, there are sometimes some slips and errors. In these ślōkas we seek forgiveness (kšamā) for errors in our practice, sādhana, ācāra for whatever reason. If there is a bhrashTa (falling, failing) of a letter, word, mātra (duration), then […]
This is a beautiful and easy set of ślōkās. All related to śrī rāma. rāma mantra grants fulfilment of life, attainment of mōkśa and is equivalent to chanting the thousand names of višńu. One of the meanings of mantram, is that which protects the mind. rāma, rām, ram, […]
This is a prayer or prārthana. The son of mRkanDu mahaRši, mārkanDēya created this stavam. It is found in māgha māhātmya. He prays to candraśēkhara, to save him. He takes refuge in candraśēkhara and says what can yama do? The phalaśRti says that whenever anyone feels scared of […]
This pancaratna says that (I) do the following 5 things in the morning. Morning Remembering – prātah smarańa of the dēvī’s face Morning Regarding – prātah bhajana of her shoulders Morning namana – prātah namana of her feet Morning Praise (Stating) – prātah stuti of her divine attributes […]
mangała or mangala ślōkah are auspicious chants generally used at the conclusion of a pūjā. The ślōkah recorded above, are for śrī rāma and for the gurus. If you would like to learn chanting from me, please register below.