Tag Archives: Adi Shankaracharya

ANNAPOORNA STOTRAM

Sri Annapoorna Stotram is composed by Adi Shankaracharya to praise and invoke the grace of Mother Goddess Annapurneswari. Anna means food and grains, while the meaning of purna is full, complete, and perfect. Annapoorna is the Goddess of Nourishment, She who is full, complete, and perfect with food and grains. When Mother Annapoorna is worshiped, She blesses her children with ...

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SHIV PANCHAKSHARA STOTRAM

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 MANAS PUJA

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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VAIDYANATHA ASHTAKAM

Sri Vaidyanatha Ashtakam is a beautiful Hymn Composed by Sri Adi Shankara.  Lord Shiva is considered as the king among physicians (Lord Vaidyanatha) and many people visit Vaitheeswaran Koil in Tamil Nadu to pray for curing of serious illness/disease when they or their family members are affected by it. Those who recite this prayer and pray the Lord Vaidyanatha, who is with his consort Valambika ...

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GANESHA PANCHARATNAM

Sri Ganesha Pancharatnam Stotram was composed By Adi Sankaracharya. Ganesa Pancha Rathnam Stotra is a highly revered devotional prayer song of Lord Ganapathi, the destroyer of obstacles. As the name suggests it is a sloka containing five passages(Pancha) which are gems(Ratnam). Lord Ganesha is also one of the six Gods – the worship of whom was popularized by Adi Shankaracharya; ...

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BHAVANI ASHTAKAM

Bhavani Ashtakam is a great Sanskrit stotra written by Adi Shankaracharya . Bhavani Ashtakam is addressed to Goddess Bhavani, the ferocious aspect of Hindu Goddess Parvati Devi, the consort of Lord Shiva. Goddess Bhavani is believed to be the “Giver of Life”, the Goddess is also described as Karuna Swaroopini, which means the goddess “Filled with Mercy’. Regular chanting of Bhavani ...

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PRATAH SMARAMI HRIDI SAMSPHURA

This is a beautiful morning prayer written and composed by Adi Shankaracharya reminding us the nature of Advaita. It was Swami Vivekananda’s favorite prayer which he used to sing often. || प्रातः   स्मरामि   हृदि   संस्फुरदात्मतत्त्वं || || Pratah Smarami Hridi Samsphurad || प्रातः स्मरामि हृदि संस्फुरदात्मतत्त्वं सच्चित्सुखं परमहंसगतिं तुरीयम् । यत्स्वप्नजागरसुषुप्तिमवैति नित्यं तद्ब्रह्म निष्कलमहं न च भूतसङ्घः ॥१॥ Praatah smaraamii hridii sansphur-daatm-tattvam Sach-chit-sukham ...

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KALABHAIRAVA ASHTAKAM

It was written by Adi Shankaracharya.Kalabhairava, the fearsome aspect of Lord Shiva, is the God who is the protector of Benares. Once Brahma insulted Lord Shiva and his fifth head teasingly laughed at Lord Shiva. From Lord Shiva came out the Kalabhairava { Black Bhairava} who tore off the fifth head of Lord Brahma. On the entreaties of Lord Vishnu, ...

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