Spirituality

Absolute Surrender to Sankara – TOTAKAASHTAKAM – ॥ तोटकाष्टकं ॥

In the process of my spiritual journey, I have been trying to understand the works of Adi Sankaracharya. The child in me ventured and tried to understand the following works of Adi Sankara so far. Sivananda Lahari, Siva Panchaksharam, Subramanya Bhujangam, Nirvana Shatakam, Bhaja Govindam and Ganesha Pancharathnam. The current venture is into Dakshinamurthy Sthothram.… Continue reading Absolute Surrender to Sankara – TOTAKAASHTAKAM – ॥ तोटकाष्टकं ॥

Durga Pancharathnam · Spirituality

Durga Pancharathnam- Verse 5

Audio Link https://www.dropbox.com/s/7d025kljtj94cka/Durga%20Pancharatnam-RYKQcQQ3Evs.mp3?dl=0 Sanskrit Verse त्वं ब्रह्मपुच्छा विविधा मयूरी ब्रह्मप्रतिष्ठास्युपदिष्टगीता । ज्ञानस्वरूपात्मतयाखिलानां मां पाहि सर्वेश्वरि मोक्षदात्रि ॥ ५॥ English Transliteration tvaṁ brahma pucchā vividhā mayūrī brahma pratiṣṭhā asya upadiṣṭa gītā | jñāna svarūpa ātma taya ākhilānāṁ māṁ pāhi sarvēśvari mōkṣadātri || 5 || Meaning of the Sanskrit Words त्वं - you ब्रह्म - supreme spirit… Continue reading Durga Pancharathnam- Verse 5

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Durga Pancharathnam – Verse 4

Audio Link https://www.dropbox.com/s/7d025kljtj94cka/Durga%20Pancharatnam-RYKQcQQ3Evs.mp3?dl=0 Sanskrit Verse देवात्मशब्देन शिवात्मभूता यत्कूर्मवायव्यवचोविवृत्या । त्वं पाशविच्छेदकरी प्रसिद्धा मां पाहि सर्वेश्वरि मोक्षदात्रि ॥ ४॥ English Transliteration dēvā atma śabdēna śivā atma bhūtā yat kūrma vāyavya vacō vivr̥tyā tvaṁ pāśa vicchēdakarī prasiddhā māṁ pāhi sarvēśvari mōkṣadātri || 4 || Meaning of the Sanskrit Words देव - God आत्म - Soul शब्देन -… Continue reading Durga Pancharathnam – Verse 4

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Durga Pancharathnam – Verse 3

Audio Link https://www.dropbox.com/s/7d025kljtj94cka/Durga%20Pancharatnam-RYKQcQQ3Evs.mp3?dl=0 Sanskrit Verse परास्य शक्तिः विविधैव श्रूयसे श्वेताश्ववाक्योदितदेवि दुर्गे । स्वाभाविकी ज्ञानबलक्रिया ते मां पाहि सर्वेश्वरि मोक्षदात्रि ॥ ३॥ English Transliteration parāsya śaktiḥ vividhaiva śrūyasē śvētāśvavākyōditadēvi durgē | svābhāvikī jñānabalakriyā tē māṁ pāhi sarvēśvari mōkṣadātri || 3 || Meaning of the Sanskrit Words परास्य - Absolute शक्तिः - Shakti विविधैव- several श्रूयसे -… Continue reading Durga Pancharathnam – Verse 3

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Durga Pancharathnam – Verse 2

Audio Link https://www.dropbox.com/s/7d025kljtj94cka/Durga%20Pancharatnam-RYKQcQQ3Evs.mp3?dl=0 Sanskrit Verse देवात्मशक्तिः श्रुतिवाक्यगीता महर्षिलोकस्य पुरः प्रसन्ना । गुहा परं व्योम सतः प्रतिष्ठा मां पाहि सर्वेश्वरि मोक्षदात्रि ॥ २॥ English Transliteration dēvātmaśaktiḥ śrutivākyagītā maharṣilōkasya puraḥ prasannā | guhā paraṁ vyōma sataḥ pratiṣṭhā māṁ pāhi sarvēśvari mōkṣadātri || 2 || Meaning of the Sanskrit Words देवात्म - divine nature शक्ति - power श्रुति… Continue reading Durga Pancharathnam – Verse 2

Carnatic Musings

Carnatic Musing 6 – Goddess Kamakshi – Shyama Sastri – Raga Punnaga Varali

Audio Link to the Song: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ztdrfevd1d76wj0/MS%20Subbulakshmi-Kanaka%20Shaila%20Viharini-Punnagavarali-Adi-%20Shyama%20Shastri-RnqNVeG4Ocs.mp3?dl=0 Sanskrit Verses of the composition पल्लवि कनक शैल विहारिणि श्री काम कोटि बाले सुशीले अनुपल्लवि वनज भव हरि नुते देवि हिम गिरिजे ललिते सततं विनतम् माम् परिपालय शङ्कर वनिते सति महा त्रिपुर सुन्दरि (कनक) कम्बु कण्ठि कञ्ज सदृश वदने चरणम् 1 करि राज गमने मणि सदने शम्बर विदारि तोषिणि… Continue reading Carnatic Musing 6 – Goddess Kamakshi – Shyama Sastri – Raga Punnaga Varali

Durga Pancharathnam · Spirituality

Durga Pancharathnam – Verse 1

Jagadguru Shri Chandrasekharendra Saraswati Swamigal (20 May 1894 – 8 January 1994) [birth name: Swaminathan], also known as the Sage of Kanchi or Mahaperiyava (meaning, "A venerable sage") Audio Link https://www.dropbox.com/s/7d025kljtj94cka/Durga%20Pancharatnam-RYKQcQQ3Evs.mp3?dl=0 Sanskrit Verse ते ध्यानयोगानुगता अपश्यन् त्वामेव देवीं स्वगुणैर्निगूढाम् । त्वमेव शक्तिः परमेश्वरस्य मां पाहि सर्वेश्वरि मोक्षदात्रि ॥ १॥ English Transliteration tē dhyāna yōgānu anugatā… Continue reading Durga Pancharathnam – Verse 1