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DAKSHINAMURTHY STOTRAM

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The Dakshinamurthy Stotram is a hymn to Shiva, explaining metaphysics of the universe in the frame of the tradition of Advaita Vedanta. The Dakshinamurthy Stotram expounds the theory or philosophy of Advaita Vedanta. It was written by Adi Shankaracharya. Dakshinamurthy is an aspect of Shiva as a guru of all types of knowledge, and bestower of jnana. This aspect of ...

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DWADASH JYOTIRLINGAM STOTRAM

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Jyotirling is a devotional object representing the god Shiva. Jyoti  means ‘radiance’ and  lingam the ‘mark or sign’ of Shiva, or a symbol of the pineal gland; Jyotir Lingam thus means the The Radiant sign of The Almighty. There are twelve traditional Jyotirlinga shrines in India. The worship of the Jyotirlingas has great significance and importance in the Hindu religion. ...

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SHIVA LINGASHTAKAM

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Shiv Lingashtakam is one of the most famous bhajans dedicated to Lord Shiva. Lingashtakam extols the greatness of Linga or Lingam – the symbol of Lord Shiva. It is believed that Lord Shiva appeared in the form of a pillar of fire with no end or beginning. Lingam is an attempt to give form to formless Brahman. It has a ...

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NIRVANA SHATAKAM

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The great  Sri Adi Shankaracharya  of the eighth century summarized the entirety of Advaita Vedanta (non-dualistic philosophy) in six stanzas.This is a beautiful poem written by Adi Shankaracharya, in which the state of Jnana, the Paramartika Satya is beautifully explained. Adi Shankaracharya explains how one should investigate into the true nature of Atman/Brahman by rejecting the Anatma’s (Non-Self) that are ...

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SHIV PANCHAKSHARA STOTRAM

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Shiv Panchakshara Stotra  Is  composed by Sri Adi Shankaracharya Stotras are a type of popular devotional literature and are not bound by the strict rules as some other ancient Indian scriptures, such as the Veda. In Sanskrit literature, poetry written for praise of god is called stotras. The Panchakshara literally means “five letters” in Sanskrit and refers to the five ...

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SHIV TANDAV STOTRA

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The Shiva Tandav Stotra is a devotional hymn recited by the King of Lanka Ravana in praise of Shiva. Ravan seeks the blessings of Shiva and implores him to grant him the boon of liberation from the unending cycle of life and death. This stotra describes the various qualities of Shiva. || शिव तांडव स्तोत्र ||  || Shiv Tandav Stotra ...

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SHIV MANAS PUJA

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The Shiv Manas pooja composed by Adi Shankaracharya is a unique prayer. While reciting this prayer, the devotee does not offer anything material as an offering to Shiva. Everything is on the mental level. All that one wants to offer to Shiva is offered in the mind of the devotee reciting this prayer. || शिवमानसपूजा || || Shiva Manasa Puja ...

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SHIVA PRATAH SMARAN STOTRAM

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This is a stotra on Lord Shiva. It is recited in the early morning to invoke God’s blessings. It is composed by Sri Shankaracharya.In the morning regular chanting of  Shiva Pratah Smaran Stotram gives peace of mind and keeps away all the evil from your life and makes your healthy , wealthy and prosperous. || शिवप्रातःस्मरणस्तोत्रम् || ||Shiva Pratah Smaran ...

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SHIVA SHADAKSHARA STOTRAM

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Shiv Shadakshara Stotram is from Rudrayamal. This stotram is a creation, arisen from the discussion (Samvade) in between God Shiva and Goddess Uma for the benefit of people. “Om Namah Shivaya” is a Shadakshari (having 6 letters in it) mantra. For each letter there is a single stanza. Last stanza is of Falasruti. In all this stotram is having 7 ...

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SHRI ARDHA NAAREESWARA ASHTKAM

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This great stotra is a prayer to Lord Shiva in the form of Ardha Nareeswara. It was written by Adi Shankaracharya. . Regular chanting of  Shri ardha naariiswara ashtkam gives peace of mind and keeps away all the evil from your life and makes your healthy , wealthy and prosperous. ||अर्धनारीश्वर अष्टकम् || || Shri ardha naariiswara ashtkam ||   ...

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