The Subservience of Devatas to Vayudeva

उत्कण्ठाकुण्ठकोलाहलजवविदिताजस्रसेवानुवृद्धप्राज्ञात्मज्ञानधूतान्धतमससुमनोमौलिरत्नावलीनाम् |भक्त्युद्रेकावगाढ प्रघटनसघटात्कार संघृष्यमाणप्रान्तप्राघ्यन्घ्रि पीठोत्थित कनकरजः पिञ्जरारञ्जिताशाः || In the first shloka of the Hari Vayu Stuti, we have seen how Sri Trivikrama Panditacharya brings out the devotion of Sri Vayudeva towards Sri Hari and how Bharatidevi is possessed by great affection towards Vayu. Having thus explained the hierarchy of Sri Hari and Vayu (and... Continue Reading →

Srimadacharya’s Nakhastuti – Shloka 2

लक्ष्मीकान्त समन्ततो विकलयन् नैवेशितुस्ते समंपश्यामुत्तमवस्तु दूरतरतोSपास्तं रसो योsष्टमः |यद्रोषोत्करदक्षनेत्रकुटिलप्रान्थोत्थिताग्निस्फुरत्खद्योतोपम विश्फुलिङ्गभसिता ब्रह्मेश शक्रोत्कराः || In the previous post we had looked at the first shloka of Srimadacharya's Nakhastuti. Let us look at the second shloka of the stuti in this post. Sri Madhwacharya, after having described the dexterity with which Narasimha's nails rip apart enemies and... Continue Reading →

Srimadacharya’s Nakhastuti – Shloka1

पान्त्वस्मान् पुरुहूतवैरिबलवन्मातङ्गमाद्यद्घटाकुम्भोच्छाद्रिविपाटनाधिकपटुप्रत्येकवज्रायिताः |श्रीमत्कण्ठीरवास्य प्रततसुनखरा दारितारातिदूरप्रध्वस्तध्वान्तशान्त प्रविततमनसा भाविता भूरिभागैः || 1 || When Sri Trivikrama Panditacharya composed the Vayu Stuti and offered it at the lotus feet of Srimadanandatirtha Bhagavatpada, Srimadacharya gave his approval in a special way. While appreciating the composition, he insisted that a prayer that extols the greatness of Sri Mahavishnu must act... Continue Reading →

Vayustuti Mangalacharana

Sri Trivikrama Panditacharya begins his Hari Vayu Stuti with an excellent prayer to Srimadanandatirtha Bhagavatpadacharya. Not only does this first shloka offer a salutation to Sri Madhwacharya, who is the focus of the entire stuti, but it also offers an explanation to the greatness of Sri Mahavishnu and Sri Mukhyaprana (whose avatara Sri Madhwacharya is).... Continue Reading →

The Secret to Vayu Kataksha

It is the desire and goal of every sadhaka to please his/her Guru and obtain their blessings. For those in the path of sanatana dharma, it is well known that the way to Moksha is through the grace of Guru! As dasaru has said so aptly: "guruvina gulaamanaaguva tanaka doreyadanna mukuti" "until one surrenders completely... Continue Reading →

Nellitheertha – A Dharmika Kshetra

Author: N.V.Sripathi Bhat, Bengaluru Ph: 9900265060 Email: nvsbhat@gmail.com INTRODUCTION The coastal belt of Karnataka, the Dakshina Kannada & Udupi Districts are full of famous temples & pilgrimage centres. While there are number of famous temples like Dharmasthala, Subramanya, Udupi, Kateel, Kadri etc. there are also many historical temples which are having subdued existence and Shree... Continue Reading →

Sri Rama Ashtottara Shatanama Stotra

From the Padma Purana - Uttara Khanda Source of text: Wikisource ॐ श्रीरामो रामचंद्रश्च रामभद्रश्च शाश्वतः |राजीवलोचनः श्रीमान्राजेंद्रो रघुपुंगवः || 1 ||जानकीवल्लभो जैत्रो जितामित्रो जनार्दनः |विश्वामित्रप्रियो दांतः शरण्य त्राणतत्परः || 2 ||वालिप्रमथनो वाग्मी सत्यवाक्सत्यविक्रमः |सत्यव्रतो व्रतफलः सदा हनुमदाश्रयः || 3 ||कौशलेयः खरध्वंसी विराधवधपंडितः |विभीषणपरित्राता दशग्रीवशिरोहरः || 4 ||सप्ततालप्रभेत्ता च हरकोदंड खंडनः |जामदग्नि महादर्प्पदलनस्ताडकांतकृत् || 5... Continue Reading →

Dharma: Who decides right and wrong?

The one fundamental principle that sustains order in this world is the sense of right vs wrong. Hindus of course are very familiar with this and use the term Dharma to refer to this principle. There is a prevalent opinion in intellectual circles that the word Dharma has manifold meanings and represents a collection of... Continue Reading →

Bhima’s Purnahuti: Duryodhana Vadha

It was the second half of the 18th day of the great war. Only Duryodhana, Ashwathama, Krupacharya and Krutavarma remained on the Kaurava side. Duryodhana had fled the battlefield and had hidden in the Dwaipayana sarovara. Duryodhana had undertaken "Jalastambhana" inside the pond and was performing japa of a few mantras which were given to... Continue Reading →

Gayatri Devatas: The 24 Rupas of Sri Hari

The following attempt is to capture whatever has been beautifully explained by Sri Bannanje Govindacharya in one of his Kannada pravachanas. It is well accepted that the famous Brahma Gayatri mantra has 24 aksharas in them. But upon splitting the words in the mantra into their aksharas, we find the following: 1 तत् 2 स... Continue Reading →

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