Aditya Hrudayam · Spirituality

Aditya Hridayam Verses 4-6

Verse 4 आदित्यहृदयं पुण्यं सर्वशत्रुविनाशनम् । जयावहं जपेन्नित्यमक्षय्यं परमं शिवम् ॥४॥ Aaditya-Hrdayam Punnyam Sarva-Shatru-Vinaashanam | Jaya-[A]avaham Japen-Nityam-Akssayyam Paramam Shivam ||4|| Meaning of the Sanskrit Words AdityahR^idayam = this is the first and only time the name of this shlokam is mentioned by agastyA. It literally means the "Heart of sUryabhagavAn" pUNyam = sacred (adjective for… Continue reading Aditya Hridayam Verses 4-6

Aditya Hrudayam · Spirituality

Aditya Hridayam Verses 4-25 Prelude

The Sun—the heart of our solar system—is a yellow dwarf star, a hot ball of glowing gases. Its gravity holds the solar system together, keeping everything from the biggest planets to the smallest particles of debris in its orbit. Electric currents in the Sun generate a magnetic field that is carried out through the solar… Continue reading Aditya Hridayam Verses 4-25 Prelude

Aditya Hrudayam · Spirituality

Aditya Hridayam Verses 1-3

Verse 1 ततो युद्धपरिश्रान्तं समरे चिन्तया स्थितम् । रावणं चाग्रतो दृष्ट्वा युद्धाय समुपस्थितम् ॥१॥ tatO yuddha parishrAntam samarE cintayAsthitam rAvaNam cAgratO dR^iShTvA yuddhAya samupasthitam Meaning of Sanskrit words tata: - Then (at that very time) yuddham - battle parishrAnti: - exhaustion/fatigue samara: - battle(-field) cintayA - in the middle of a thought sthitam - staying/standing… Continue reading Aditya Hridayam Verses 1-3

Spirituality · Subramanya Bhujangam

Sri Subramanya Bhujangam – Conclusion

भुजङ्गाख्यवृत्तेन क्ऌप्तं स्तवं यः पठेद्भक्तियुक्तो गुहं संप्रणम्य । स पुत्रान्कलत्रं धनं दीर्घमायुः लभेत्स्कन्दसायुज्यमन्ते नरः सः ॥३३॥ Bhujangga-[A]akhya-Vrttena Klptam Stavam Yah Patthed-Bhakti-Yukto Guham Samprannamya | Sa Putraan-Kalatram Dhanam Diirgham-Aayuh Labhet-Skanda-Aaayujyam-Ante Narah Sah || சுற்றும் அரவென பதம் அமைந்த புஐங்கம் எனும் இப்பாடல்தனை முற்றும் உணர்ந்து பக்தியுடன் பரமகுருகுகன் அடிபணிந்து உறைப்போர்க்கு மக்களுடன் மனைமாட்சி நெடுநல்வாழ்வு அளித்திடுவான் ஐயமில்லை பரவசநிலை கூட்டி அடைந்திடுவர் கந்தனவன் பதம்தனை… Continue reading Sri Subramanya Bhujangam – Conclusion

Spirituality · Subramanya Bhujangam

Sri Subramanya Bhujangam Verses 26-32

Adi Sankara takes the Bhujangam to its logical end by surrendering himself before the Lord and seek compassion from the Lord. We can see that Sri Sankara seeks alignment of one’s physical body features, mind, family, relatives & friends to the one and only Lord Subramanya. Verse 26 दृशि स्कन्दमूर्तिः श्रुतौ स्कन्दकीर्तिः मुखे मे पवित्रं… Continue reading Sri Subramanya Bhujangam Verses 26-32