Sri Subrahmanya Pancharatnam

श्रीसुब्रह्मण्यपञ्चरत्नम् षडाननं चन्दनलेपिताङ्गं महामतिं दिव्यमयूरवाहनम् । रुद्रस्य सूनुं सुरलोकनाथं ब्रह्मण्यदेवं शरणं प्रपद्ये ॥ १ ॥ जाज्वल्यमानं सुरबृन्दवन्द्यं कुमारधारतटमन्दिरस्थम् । कन्दर्परूपं कमनीयगात्रं ब्रह्मण्यदेवं शरणं प्रपद्ये ॥ २ ॥ द्विषड्भुजं द्वादशदिव्यनेत्रं त्रयीतनुं शूलमसिं दधानम् । शेषावतारं कमनीयरूपम् ब्रह्मण्यदेवं शरणं प्रपद्ये ॥ ३ ॥ सुरारिघोराहवशोभमानं सुरोत्तमं शक्तिधरं कुमारम् । सुधारशक्त्यायुधशोभिहस्तं ब्रह्मण्यदेवं शरणं प्रपद्ये ॥ ४ ॥ इष्टार्थसिद्धिप्रदमीशपुत्रं मिष्टान्नदं भूसुरकामधेनुम् । गंगोद्भवं सर्वजनानुकूलं ब्रह्मण्यदेवं शरणं प्रपद्ये ॥ ५ ॥ यः श्लोकपञ्चकमिदं पठतीह भक्त्या ब्रह्मण्यदेवविनिवेशितमानसः सन् । प्राप्नोतिभोगमखिलं भुवि यद्यदिष्टं अन्ते स गच्छति मुदा गुहसाम्यमेव ॥ ६ ॥Read more …

Deepavali – The festival of lights

The light reflected in the individual mind is the soul. The light reflected in the cosmic mind is the universal spirit. The microcosm and the macrocosm. Beyond both the individual and the cosmic is the one light of infinite spirit beyond name and form. The infinite consciousness is beyond all form and beyond all personality. This is the ultimate Reality. For the ultimate Reality of infinite inner Consciousness, the best symbol is light. The light of lights, the self-luminous inner light of the self is ever shining steadily in the chamber of your heart.…Read more …

Deepavali Greetings

Paramacharyal's Message on Deepavali Shruti Smriti puranam alayam karunalayam Namami Bhagavadpadam Shankaram Lokashankaram There are many festivals in India. Some festivals are celebrated in certain regions, like Holi in Northern India, Onam in Kerala. However, Deepavali is the only festival that is celebrated all over India from Kashmir to Kanyakumari, by everyone without distinction of class and creed. Everyone celebrates with lights, crackers and sweets. Although almanac differs between regions, (suryamanam or chandramanam), Deepavali is celebrated on the same day by all. Why Deepavali is so special? In ancient Assam, in the city…Read more …

Durga Chandrakala Stuti

Durga Chandrakala Stuti This durgastuti is like a mantra sastra designed to avert poverty, fear from enemies, fear from death, several difficulties, several unanticipated disasters etc., for devotees and is in fifteen verses. The Devi mahatmya and the other anecdotes about the devi given in Varahapurana, Harivamsa, Bhagavata etc., are given in condensed form in this work. Traditionally the descendents of Sri Appayya Dikshita do the japa of this work during their Sandhya worship. Audio Mp3: Rendered by Brahma Sri R.Venkatrama Ghanapatigal Durga Chandrakala Stuti:  | Download MP3          …Read more …

Shri kamalambikayam bhaktim karomi (Avarana 7 of Navavarna Krithis)

श्री कमलाम्बिकायां भक्तिं - रागं सहान - ताळं त्रिपुट (सप्तमावरण कीर्तनम्) पल्लवि श्री कमलाम्बिकायां भक्तिं करोमि श्रित कल्प वाटिकायां चण्डिकायां जगदम्बिकायाम् अनुपल्लवि राका चन्द्र वदनायां राजीव नयनायां पाकारि नुत चरणायां आकाशादि किरणायाम् (मध्यम काल साहित्यम्) ह्रींकार विपिन हरिण्यां ह्रींकार सु-शरीरिण्यां ह्रींकार तरु मञ्जर्यां ह्रींकारेश्वर्यां गौर्याम् चरणम् शरीर त्रय विलक्षण सुख-तर स्वात्मानुभोगिन्यां विरिञ्चि हरीशान हरि-हय वेदित रहस्य योगिन्याम् परादि वाग्देवता रूप वशिन्यादि विभागिन्यां चरात्मक सर्व रोग हर निरामय राज योगिन्याम् (मध्यम काल साहित्यम्) कर धृत वीणा वादिन्यां कमला नगर विनोदिन्यां सुर नर मुनि जन मोदिन्यां गुरु गुह वर प्रसादिन्याम्   Shri kamalambikayam bhaktim karomi…Read more …

Did Kamakshi instruct Gita ? – An interesting incident in composition of Durga Pancharatnam by Paramacharyal

Durga Pancharatnam Composed by Paramacharyal of Kanchi Kama Koti peetam. Source : http://www.hindudharamaforums.com/showthread.php?t=966 relates a very interesting incident in composition of this great stotra. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- An ArAdhanam (homage) day in Tenambakkam -- two o' clock in the afternoon. PeriyavaaL was sitting on the bank of a pond, keeping one leg in the waters. It was time for me as ArAdhana brAhmaNAL to get inside for the ArAdhanam, wearing the vastram (cloth). PeriyavaaL's AGYA (order) for me, calling me by his clap of hands, to sit near him with a piece of paper and…Read more …