siddha-lakshmīh, mōksha-lakshmīh, jaya-lakshmīh, saraswatī, śrī-lakshmīh, vara-lakshmīh, ca, prasannā, mama, sarvadā. There is a variant which says suprasannā bhava sarvadā. The essence is – my Lakshmi should always be pleased.
That dēvī, who is well-established, in all the lōkas (worlds) and in all beings, for her namah, for her namah, for her namah, namah, namah. There are many variants of this ślōkam. I have often prescribed this stuti to people who show effects of rāhu’s illusory influence. And […]
s’rīmannārāyaNa is a kīrtana by annamācārya. It is mostly in samskRtam. If the phrase “nee paadame saraNu’ is replaced by “tava pādam u śaraNam”, then the song is completely in sanskrit. I sang this in front of the divine Cheluva Narayana Swamy at Melkote, Karnataka. I sing this […]
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This is a karma phala samarpaNa ślōkam. It is not a stotram or praise. It is ślōkam for those who wish to practice karma yōga. It says that whatever I do, with my body, speech, manas (the part of the mind that deals with sensory experiences), indriyās (powers […]
Before we begin chanting the bhagavad gītā, it is customary to chant the karādi nyāsah. Here we associate different important phrases from the gītā, with our hands, fingers, heart, eyes and so on, with specific hand gestures. We invoke Bhagavad Gita as a deity and worship her. And […]
If you would like to hear me chant, here is a file of my recording of the Vishnu Sahasranamam.
6 ślōkās. Suklambaradharam Gajananam Agajanana Padmarkam Saraswati namastubhyam Padmapatra Visalakshi Ya kundendu
This prayer is for vighna upaśamana. The quietening of disturbances. s’abda ācara All pūjās start with this ślōkam. Most Hindus recognise this as a prayer to gańēśa. Some śrī vaišńava gurus differ on this matter. I recall that they say it is a prayer to viśvaksēna. artha He […]