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MAHISHASURA MARDINI STOTRAM

Mahishasura Mardini Stotram is a very popular devotional stotra of Goddess Durga composed by Ramakrishna Kavi about whom no details are available (also attributed to Sri Adi Shankaracharya). Mahishasuramardini stotram is based on Devi mahatmyam in which Devi takes the forms of Durga, Lakshmi and Sarasvati to slay Madhu and Kaitabha, Mahishasura, and Sumbha and Nisumbha respectively. To gain the ...

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GANGA STOTRAM

Ganga stotram or the Hymn to Ganga was composed by Adi Shankaracharya. The Ganga is the most sacred river to Hindus. It is also a lifeline to millions of Indians who live along its course and depend on it for their daily needs. It is worshipped as the goddess Ganga in Hindusm.  According to Hindu Mythology .chanting of Ganga Stotram ...

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KAMAKSHI STOTRAM

Kamakshi Stotram  is composed by Sri Adi Shankaracharya The goddess Kamakshi is a form of Tripura Sundari or Parvati or the universal mother goddess. The main abode of Kamakshi is the .. The main temples of Kamakshi Devi in Goa are the Kamakshi Rayeshwar temple at Shiroda.Goddess Kamakshi is considered to be the representation of Shri Vidya. According to Hindu ...

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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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ACHYUTASHTAKAM

Achyutashtakam is one of the prayers to be addressed to Lord Vishnu / Krishna /Sri Ram  composed by Sri Adi Shankaracharya .Lord Vishnu is the Supreme Administrator of the Universe. One of his names is Anantakotibrahmandnayaka – The Administrator of innumerable number of universe. Lord Vishnu is Omnipresent-Sarvavyapi, Omniscient-Sarvashaktiman and Omnipotent-Sarvasamarth . As described in phalshruti-benefits of chanting Achyutashtakam, Devotees ...

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SRI SUBRAHMANYA BHUANGAM

Sri Subrahmanya Bhujangam is a hymn is addressed to Lord Subrahmanya, the presiding deity of Tiruchendur, in the south-east coast of India, off the district of Tirunelveli. The word ‘Bhujangam’ means ‘serpent’. Adi Sankara composed this hymn of thirty three verses, in the peculiar Bhujanga metre, noted for its sinuous movement like that of a serpent. The hymn is full ...

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DAKSHINAMURTHY STOTRAM

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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NIRVANA SHATAKAM

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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SHRI ARDHA NAAREESWARA ASHTKAM

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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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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