Spirituality

ஆலமரத்தடி ஆசானின் அருள்வாக்கு – Dakshinamurthy Stothram

As I wrote last week, I have commenced my journey in understanding myself. Nothing works without a prayer and I am a strong believer in that life style. So, I will start with a prayer on who else except the one and only Lord Arunachala at Thiruvannamalai who through Bhagwan Ramana Maharishi kindled the enquiry… Continue reading ஆலமரத்தடி ஆசானின் அருள்வாக்கு – Dakshinamurthy Stothram

Carnatic Musings

Carnatic Musing 7 – Part 2 – Lord Kala Bhairava (Siva) – Swarna Venkatesha Dikshitar Krithi – Raga Kalyani

Audio Link to the song: https://www.dropbox.com/s/k06zy0khtd88nwx/KVN%20-%20Swarna%20Kala%20Bhairavam.mp3?dl=0 Meaning of the Sanskrit Words Pallavi स्वर्णकालभैरवं - Swarnakala Bhairava - वन्दे - salute अहम् - mine सुन्दर - beautiful/handsome Yमुख - face अरविन्दम् - lotus श्रि - majesty/beauty/wealth/auspicious Anupallavi वर्ण - color ज्वाल - flame जटाधरं - ascetic/Siva शुन - dog वाहनं - vehicle क्र्पाकरं - extremely compassionate… Continue reading Carnatic Musing 7 – Part 2 – Lord Kala Bhairava (Siva) – Swarna Venkatesha Dikshitar Krithi – Raga Kalyani

Carnatic Musings

Carnatic Musing 7 – Part 1- Lord Kala Bhairava (Siva) – Swarna Venkatesha Dikshitar Krithi – Raga Kalyani

Audio Link to the Song: https://www.dropbox.com/s/k06zy0khtd88nwx/KVN%20-%20Swarna%20Kala%20Bhairavam.mp3?dl=0 Sanskrit Verses of the Composition पल्लवि स्वर्णकालभैरवं कालभैरवं भैरवं रवं वं वन्देहम् सुन्दर मुखारविन्दम् श्रि अनुपल्लवि वर्ण ज्वाल जटाधरं शुनवाहनं क्र्पाकरं (रक्त) वर शूल कपाल पाश डमरुगधर ससीरुह करम् मध्यम कालम् - तिश्र नडै अग्नि निभ शरीरद्युतिं नग्न शुभ वीक्शणमतिम् लग्न भक्त स्वर्णनिधिम् रक्शकर क्शॆत्रपतिम् श्रि चरणं १ भूत… Continue reading Carnatic Musing 7 – Part 1- Lord Kala Bhairava (Siva) – Swarna Venkatesha Dikshitar Krithi – Raga Kalyani

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