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SRI RAMA CARAMA SLOKA

Thu, 12/15/2011 - 22:14
sarvAbhayapradAtAram SaraNAgata vatsalam !
sItAsupriyabhartAram satyaRAmam namAmyaham !!

Bestower of total safety, lover of those who surrender
Most beloved husband of SrI sItA , my obeisance to SrI satyaRAma
.

SrI RAma's assurance is known as SrI RAma carama sloka, which is as follows:

sakrudeva prapannAya tavAsmIti ca yAcate !
abhayam sarva bhUtebhyo dadAmyetad vratam mama !!

One who seeks refuge in SrI RAma by stating just once that he belongs to SrI RAma is given assurance of total safety against all types of beings . This is the vow of SrI RAma.
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BHAGAVAN SRI LAKSHMI VARAHA CARAMA SLOKA

Thu, 12/15/2011 - 21:19
sarvaiSvarya pradAtAram sarvavyAdhi vinASakam !
sarvavedasvarUpam tam satyakolam namamyaham !!

Bestower of all wealth, Destroyer of all diseases
Embodiment of all Vedas, my obeisance to Sri LakshmI VarAha .


BhagavAn SrI LakshmI varAha has assured as follows, which is known as varAha carama Sloka :
sthite manasi susvasthe SarIre sati yO nara: !
dhAtusAmye sthite smartA viSvarUpam ca mAmajam !!
tatastam mriyamANam tu kAshtha pAshANa sannibham !
aham smarAmi madbhaktam nayAmi paramAm gatim !!



Whomsoever worships BhagavAn SrI LakshmI varAha when he is healthy, is fondly remembered by BhagavAn Himself during his last moment of departure from this world and is escorted by His divine grace to SrI Vaikuntha , His Supreme abode.

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SRI DATTATREYA JAYANTI

Sat, 12/03/2011 - 17:29
SrI DattAtreya JayantI will be celebrated this year on Friday the 9th December, 2011.


SrI DattAreya was born to SrI anasUyA devI - atri maharishi. He represents trimUrtis in the form of brahMA, VishNu and sadASiva .

Adau brahmA madhye vishNurante deva: sadASiva: !
MUrtitraya svarUpAya dattAtreya namostu te !!
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WHAT ARE THE TWENTY FIVE TYPES OF VIMANAS?

Sat, 12/03/2011 - 10:29
There are twenty five types of vimanas as follows which are propelled by the power of Mantras:

pushpaka, ajamukha, bhraajasvat, jyotirmukha, kowshika, bheeshma, shesha, vajraanga, dyvata, ujvala, kolaahala, archisha, bhooshnu, somaanka, panchavarna, shanmukha, panchabaana, mayoora, shankara, tripura, vasuhaara, panchaanana, ambareesha, trinetra and bherunda.

“Pancha-vimshan Maantrikaaha Pushpakaadi Prabhedena”

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YAJNAVALKYA SMRUTI

Sun, 11/06/2011 - 14:14
As per tradition, it is the same YAjnavalkya Maharishi who propagated the SUkla Yajur Veda is the Author of the YAjnavalkya smruti .

Let us remember the opening verse of YAjnavalkya smruti :

YogISvaram YAjnavalkyam sampUjya munayo abruvan !
varNASrametarANAm no bruhi dharmAnaSeshatah !!

After properly worshipping YAjnavalkya Maharishi , the best among the Yogis, the Sages asked him to explain them fully the dharmas pertaining to VarNA , ASrama and others.

Om namah parama Rishibhyo nama: parama Rishibhya:!
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SRI YAJNAVALKYA JAYANTI

Sun, 11/06/2011 - 08:56

SrI YAjnavalkya Jayanti will be celebrated on KArtika MAsa , Sukla Paksha DvAdaSI which falls on Monday the 7th November 2011. This day is also known as YogISvara dvAdaSI. It is very important for all those who believe in Vedic tradition to remember with gratitude this great Rishi par excellence . With the direct blessings of SUrya Deva, he propagated SuKla Yajur Veda which contains the ISAvAsyopanishad. He along with his two dharma Patnis MaitreyI and KatyAyanI are referred to in BrihadAraNyaka Upanishad. His debate with GArgI, the daughter of VAcaknu stimulates the intellect. The philosophical expositions of SrI YAjnavalkya in the Assembly of Emperor Janaka are deep- rooted in spiritual knowledge which transcend time and place.

Om namah parama Rishibhyo nama: parama Rishibhya:!
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GOPASHTAMI

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 07:42
GopAshtamI ( GoshtAshtamI) is celebrated on KArtika MAsa Sukla Paksha ashtamI ( 3rd November 2011). On this auspicious day, One shall worship the Cows, offer Grass and Water and be blessed by the Supreme.

kArtike yAshtamI SuklA jneyA GOpAshtamI budhai: !
tatra kuryAt gavAm pUjAm gogrAsam go pradkashiNam !!
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WHETHER SPIRITUALITY AND RELIGION ARE DIFFERENT?

Sat, 10/29/2011 - 19:23
Modern people think that spirituality is different and that it begins only when religion ends. This is due to wrong understanding of the principles of sanAtana dharma. According to us both are complimentary and not contradictory.

As our Religion is based on the foundation of dharma, there is no disjoint between religion and spirituality. In fact, the path of karma yoga representing rituals as ordained in the Scriptures followed in the spirit of selflessness without getting attached to the results and offered as dedication to the Supreme purifies the TrikaraNas constituting the mind, speech and action.
Only when the vAsanas get extinguished and the sway towards rajas and tamas gets corrected , one can achieve tranquility. The day to day practice of dharma plays a pivotal role in shaping the inner core of the person and lifts him up from the terrestial to the transcendental plane , from physics to metaphysics and from entertainment to enlightenment.
Thus there is no dichotomy between religion and spirituality.
Also certain people think that those who practice dharma are inferior to those who talk about spiritual pursuits. This assumption is also wrong as a religious person who follows dharma SAstras can attain the abode of the Supreme by his steadfastness, dedication and devotion.
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DEEPAVALI FESTIVAL

Tue, 10/25/2011 - 22:49
I. Caturdasi

(i)Early Morning GangA snAnam

By doing dIpAvali- GangA snAnam in the early morning during naraka caturdaSi , one does not see yamaloka.

Taile lakshmIrjale gangA dIpAvalyAScaturdaSIm !
PrAta: snAnam ya: kuryAt sa: yamalokam na paSyati !!

Oil – Lakshmi Water – GangA

II. Amavasai

(i)Damodara pUjA
Recite dAmodarAshtakam and perform dAmodara pUjA


(ii)KetAra GaurI Vratam

SUlam damarukam caiva dadhAnam hasta yugmake !
ketAra devamISAnam dhyAyet tripura ghAtinam!!

Ayusca vidyAm ca tathA sukanca saubhAgya vriddhim kuru deva deva !
samsAra ghorAmbunidhau nimagnam mAm raksha kedAra namo namaste!!

(iii)Evening Lighting dIpam

Lighting Dipam in the house and temples, one gets rid of naraka bhayam and enjoys happiness

Datto dIpaScaturdaSyAm narakaprItaye mayA !
Caturvarti samAyuktah sarva pApAnuttaye!!

(iv)Evening Lakshmi kubera pUjA


Pradosha samaye lakshmIm pUjayitvA tata: kramAt !
dIpa vrukshASca dAtavyA: SaktyA deva gruheshu ca !!
svalankrutena bhoktavyam sita vastropa SobhinA !!
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WHAT ARE THE VARIOUS BHAVAS WHILE WORSHIPPING SRI KRISHNA?

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 21:15
There are many BhAvas with which a person can worship SrI KrishNa. The main among them are as follows:

(a) SAnta bhAva (Serene Relationship) reflecting an attitude of peace and tranquility towards the Supreme.

(b) DAsya bhAva (Master - Servant Relationship) representing that of a faithful servant respectfully serving his master .

(c) sakhya bhAva (Friend- Friend Relationship) denoting a feeling of a person towards his dear friend.

(d) VAtsalya bhAva (Parent-Child Relationship) presented in terms of a person towards his affectionate child.

(e) MAdhurya bhAva (Lover-Beloved Relationship) expressed as selfless and unconditional intimate love. This is known as premabhakti and is considered to be supreme.
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SRI RADHA AND SRI GODA

Sat, 10/01/2011 - 13:12
SrI RAdhA is MahAlakshmi in the form of NIlA Devi. She is worshipped with intense bhakti bhAva by AlvArs and AndAl (GodA) as Nappinnai. She is also fondly adored as Pinnai.

Along with chanting of TiruppAvai , chanting of SrI RAdhA KrupA katAksha Stava helps one to gain the bliss of Krishna katAksha and His divine association.

SrIgovindapriyAm rAjnIm brundAvana manoharIm !
KrupAsvarUpiNIm divyAM RAdhA DevIm namAmyaham !!

I offer my respectful obeisances to the Goddess Sri Radha Devi, Sri Krishna’s beloved Queen, the source of the beauty of Brindavan, who is auspicious and is of the form of mercy.

SrIRAdhikAkruPAPAtrAM VishNucittasutAm sudhAm !
SrIKrishNapremamagnAm tAm GodA Devim namAmyaham !!

I offer my respectful obeisances to Sri Goda Devi (AndAl) who is blessed by Sri Radha Devi (in the form of Nila Devi), the nectar like daughter of Sri Vishnu citta (Perialvar), immersed in Sri Krishna Prema Bhakti.


Jay Jay SrI RAdhe !
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WHO ARE THE ASHTA MANJARIS?

Sat, 09/17/2011 - 21:19
The following are the eight Manjaris who are engaged in the divine service of SrI RadhA KrishNa:

(1) RUpa Manjari
(2) Rati Manjari
(3) Lavanga Manjari
(4) RAsa Manjari
(5) GuNa Manjari
(6) ManjulAli Manjari
(7) VilAsa Manjari
(8) Kausturi Manjari
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WHO ARE THE VARA GOPIS?

Sat, 09/17/2011 - 21:10
The following are the eight exalted Gopis who are engaged in the divine service of SrI RAdhA KrishNa:

(1) KalAvati
(2) SubhAngadA
(3) HiraNyAngi
(4) RatnalekhA
(5) SikhAvati
(6) Kandarpa Manjari
(7) PhullakAlikA
(8) Ananga Manjari
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WHO ARE THE VARISHTA GOPIS?

Sat, 09/17/2011 - 20:54
The following are the eight varishta Gopis who are considered to be topmost in the divine service of SrI RAdhA KrishNa:
(1) LalitA devi
(2) VisakhA devi
(3) CampakalatA
(4) CitrA
(5) TungavidyA
(6) IndulekhA
(7) Rangadevi
(8) Sudevi
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RADHASHTAMI - SOME INFO

Sat, 09/03/2011 - 21:10
SrIgovindapriyAm rAjnIm brundAvanamanoharIm !krupAsvarUpiNIm divyAm RAdhA DevIm namAmyaham!!

1) RadhAshtami is celebrated with great festivity to mark the auspicious birth day of SrI RadharANi.
(2) It is celebrated on the Sukla paksha ashtami (noon) of bhAdrapada month.
(3) This Year RadhAshtami is celebrated on 5th September, 2011.
(4) RadhAshtami is being celebrated in a grand manner especially in BarsAna , the birth place of SrI RadharANi. and in Brindavan for a very long time.
(5) SrI RadharANi 's beloved father is VrushabhAnu and mother is Kirtida
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HAPPY RADHASHTAMI - SRI RADHA-KRUPA-KATAKSHA-STAVA-RAJA- STOTRAM

Wed, 08/31/2011 - 18:35
Happy RAdhAshtami
5th September 2011
SrIgovindapriyAm rAjnIm brundAvanamanoharIm !
krupAsvarUpiNIm divyAm RAdhA DevIm namAmyaham!!

I pray to the Goddess Sri Radha Devi, SriKrishna’s beloved Queen, the source of the beauty of Brindavan, who is auspicious and is of the form of mercy.

Sri Radha is none other than Sri Mahalakshmi, who out of great compassion, facilitates the individual Self to get the divine grace of Bhagavan Sri Krishna, the glorious Yogesvara. According to the Scriptures, the best way to approach Sri Krishna is through obtaining the grace of Sri Radha. Let us not miss this opportunity today to offer our humble and sincere prayers. On this most auspicious Radhashtami day, may Sri Radha Krishna shower blessings on all.

Sri Radha Krupa Kataksha Stava Raja Stotram bestows the divine grace of Sri Radharani and the ever blissful association of Sri Radha Krishna.
Jaya Jaya SrI RAdhe.
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SrI RAdhA-krupA-katAksha-stava-rAja-stotram

1
munIndra-vrinda-vandite triloka-Sokha-hAriNi
prasanna-vaktra-pankaje-nikunja-bhU-vilAsini
vrajendra-bhAnu-nandini- vrajendra-sUnu-sangate
kadA-karishyasIha- mAm- krupA-katAksha-bhAjanam

2
aSoka-vriksha-vallari vitAna-mandapa-sthite
pravAla-vAla-pallava-prabhArunAnghri-komale
varAbhaya-sphurat-kare- prabhUta-sampadAlaye
kadA-karishyasIha- mAm- krupA-katAksha-bhAjanam

3
ananga-ranga-mangala- prasanga-bhangura-bhruvAm
sa-vibhramam- sa-sambhramam- driganta-bAna-pAtanaih
nirantaram- vaSI-kruta-pratIta-nanda-nandane
kadA-karishyasIha- mAm- krupA-katAksha-bhAjanam

4
tadit-suvarNa-campaka- pradIpta-gaura-vigrahe
mukha-prabhA-parAstakoti-SAradendu-maNdale
vicitra-citra-sancarat- cakora-SAva-locane
kadA-karishyasIha- mAm- krupA-katAksha-bhAjanam

5
madonmadAti-yauvane- pramoda-mAna-maNdite
priyAnurAga-ranjite- kalA-vilAsa-paNdite
ananya-dhanya-kunja- rAjya- kAma-keli-kovide
kadA-karishyasIha- mAm- krupA-katAksha-bhAjanam

6
aSesha-hAva-bhAva- dhIra hIra-hAra-bhUshite
prabhUta-SAtakumbha-kumbha –kumbhi- kumbha-sustani
praSasta-manda-hAsya-cUrNa -pUrNa-saukhya-sAgare
kadA-karishyasIha- mAm- krupA-katAksha-bhAjanam

7
mriNAla-vAla-vallari taranga-ranga-dor-late
latAgra-lAsya-lola-nIla-locanAvalokane
lalal-lulan-milan-manojna -mugdha-mohanASrite
kadA-karishyasIha- mAm- krupA-katAksha-bhAjanam

8
suvarNa-mAlikAncita -trirekha-kambu-kaNthage
tri-sUtra-mangalI-guna-tri-ratna-dipti-dIdhiti
salola-nIla-kuntala-prasUna-guccha-gumphite
kadA-karishyasIha- mAm- krupA-katAksha-bhAjanam

9
nitamba-bimba-lambamAna -pushpa-mekhalA-guNe
praSasta-ratna-kimkiNI -kalApa-madhya-manjule
karIndra-SuNda-dandikA- varoha-saubhagoruke
kadA-karishyasIha- mAm- krupA-katAksha-bhAjanam

10
aneka-mantra-nAda-manju -nUpurArava-skhalat
samAja-rAja-hamsa-vamSa- nikvaNAti-gaurave
vilola-hema-vallari- vidambi-cAru-cankrame
kadA-karishyasIha- mAm- krupA-katAksha-bhAjanam

11
ananta-koti-vishNu-loka -namra-padmajArcite
himAdrijA-pulomajA-virincijA-vara-prade
apAra-siddhi-riddhi-digdha -sat-padAngulI-nakhe
kadA-karishyasIha- mAm- krupA-katAksha-bhAjanam

12
makheSvari- kriyeSvari- svadheSvari- sureSvari
triveda-bharatISvari - pramAna-SAsaneSvari
rameSvari- kshameSvari - pramoda-kAnaneSvari
vrajeSvari- vrajAdhipe- SrI-rAdhike- namo'stu- te

13
itItamadbhutam- stavam – niSamya- bhAnu-nandini
karotu- santatam- janam - krupA-katAksha-bhAjanam
bhavet- tadaiva- sancita-trirUpa-karma-nASanam
bhavet- tadA- vrajendra-sUnu-maNdala-praveSanam
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WHETHER IT IS ALWAYS NECESSARY TO QUOTE FROM SCRIPTURES ?

Mon, 08/22/2011 - 22:16
We need not necessarily quote from Scriptures all the time. As long as our practice is not in variance with the dharma, we can always go by it and explain it in general terms. If a genuine practitioner of dharma says something it carries full conviction.

Dharma is of two types, sAmanya dharma and viSesha dharma . In order to properly understand the intricacies of dharma for practical appliication in a specific situation, we may have to refer to the Scriptures as they constitute the root of dharma.

One word of caution. While rationalizing one should not contravene the Scriptures.
Rationalization manifests as a poem while Scriptures constitute the prosody.

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