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Mantras (Kannada and Devanagiri)

    Written by Hariprasad

    July 3, 2008 at 8:55 pm

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    1. Your blog is very informative and has lots of useful information. I am looking for the text of Sarpa Sukta from Rig Veda. Could you let me know the Mandala and Sukta # s for this Sukta?

      Thanks

      Jagadish

      July 15, 2008 at 12:04 am

    2. Dear Jagadish,

      Thanks for your comments.

      Sarpa Sukta is actually part of the Yajur Veda. You can find it in the Taittariya Samhita 4.2.8. But the easier way is to dowload

      http://veda.007sites.com/PDF/KANNADA/YajurVedaSuktas-Kannada.pdf

      It has Sarpa Sukta along with a few other Suktas.

      All the best!
      – Hari

      Hariprasad

      July 15, 2008 at 10:28 am

    3. Hi Hari,

      Thanks for your response. As far as I know, Sarpa Sukta is in both Rig Veda and Yajur Veda. Perhaps, the Sukta from Krishna Yajur Veda that starts with Namo Astu Sarpebhyo is more popular. Raaga.com has an audio of Sarpa Sukta and the mantrocharana is of Rig Veda style. You can listen to that on http://www.raaga.com/channels/sanskrit/moviedetail.asp?mid=S0000144
      I have been searching for the Devanagari (or Kannada) text of this Sukta and have not been able to find it so far. Perhaps, if you listen to it, you might be able to help me. Thanks, Jagadish

      Jagadish

      July 15, 2008 at 11:14 pm

    4. Hi Hari, I have another question. Could you please let me know what are considered Pancha Suktas according to Madhwa Sampradaya? Are they
      Purusha Sukta, Sri Sukta, Manyu Sukta, Ambhrini Sukta, Balitta Sukta.

      I read somewhere that SaptanAgni sukta is also considered part of Pancha Suktas. Is this same as Agni Sukta? If not, could you please let me know where I can find this Sukta?

      Thanks for your time and help – Jagadish

      Jagadish

      July 15, 2008 at 11:34 pm

    5. Hi Jagadish,

      Sri Bannanje Govindacharya, in his book Pancha Suktagalu has talked about SaptanAgni Sukta. You can find more information about the book from http://anandamala.org/ and you can find the text also in the same book (I guess – I do not have a copy of the book though)

      Since Sri Bannanje has brought out a separate book on Purusha Sukta and Sri Sukta, I guess this book which deals with 5 other suktas was named in that way. But, as far as I understand, the 5 suktas that you mention consitute Pancha Suktas for Madhvas.

      In fact, the book “RigvedIya Ahnika Manjari” brought out by the Sri Manmadhva Siddhantha Granthalaya of Udupi has the 5 suktas you mention.

      Regards, Hari

      Hariprasad

      July 16, 2008 at 10:49 am

    6. Thank you very much, Harish. If you have any updates on Sarpa Sukta from Rig Veda, please let me know. Thanks, Jagadish

      Jagadish

      July 17, 2008 at 6:27 am

    7. Hello Jagadish,

      I could not manage to listen to the link you provided yet. If I figure out the mandala and sukta that the audio corresponds to, will surely update here.

      Thanks, Hari

      Hariprasad

      July 17, 2008 at 9:40 am

    8. dear sir, pls can u help me i want manyusukta, withtranslation in sanskrit/english/devnagiri for learning recitation, also suggest which audio company can i get with sukta&transalation with
      pls reply sugges me thank u
      regards dr ashok

      dr ashok

      July 25, 2008 at 11:57 pm

    9. Hello Hariprasad,

      Is the vishnu sahasranama authored by Vadiraja swamy. I read somwhere that it was authored by Ramanuja himself.
      Thanks,

      Sridhar

      Sridhar

      July 27, 2008 at 5:44 pm

      • Vishnu sahasranama is an excerpt from Mahabharata.When yudhistira asked Bheesahma as to whom one needs to pray,then bheeshma replied that it is none other than Vishnu and then gave upadesham of Vishnu sahasranama

        it is not authored/composed by any one.

        Achyut

        July 4, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    10. Hello Sridhar,

      The Vishnu Sahasranama has a pre-Mahabharata context as well (I forget the exact situation though) but the common context that we all know is that it was recited by Bhishma to Yudhishthira as he was lying on his bed of arrows at the end of the war.

      In fact, Sri Krishna was sitting besides Bhishma listening to the whole conversation between Yudhishthira and Bhishma.

      Sri Sankaracharya has written a commentary on the same where he explains the meanings of the 1000 names but I am not sure if Sri Ramanuja has done the same.

      Regards, Hari

      Hariprasad

      July 28, 2008 at 10:20 am

      • Dear Sri Hari

        Shankaracharya has not commented on VSN. It was a later day reproduction attributed to a different Shankara, albeit belonging to advaita fold.

        Regards
        Mohan Suswaram

        Mohan Suswaram

        May 22, 2011 at 5:14 pm

        • Namaskara Sri Mohan,

          Thanks for that clarification. So it seems to be a later day attribution to him.

          vandanAni,
          Hari

          Hariprasad

          May 22, 2011 at 5:16 pm

      • Dear Sir, I would like download from songs (dasara padagalu) in mp3.. could you pls suggest

        AnuPrakash

        December 1, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    11. Dear Dr Ashok,

      You can find the English translation here..

      http://www.sacred-texts.com/hin/rigveda/rv10083.htm

      The hymn at the above link and the next one (click link to “next” on same page) provide you with the “literal” translation. But please be aware that the sukta is actually dedicated to Lord Narasimha.

      You can find the audio here

      http://www.vedamantram.com/

      The following two links will give you the same in Devanagiri script.

      http://www.sacred-texts.com/hin/rvsan/rv10083.htm

      http://www.sacred-texts.com/hin/rvsan/rv10084.htm

      HTH,
      Regards, Hari

      Hariprasad

      July 28, 2008 at 10:43 am

    12. Dear Dr. Ashok,

      You can find the script for few Rig Veda Suktas in multiple languages at the web site:

      “http://www.geocities.com/yajur.veda”

      Kartik

      July 30, 2008 at 5:52 pm

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    14. Thanks Hari for your clarification on the Visnu sahasranama origins.
      Sridhar

      Sridhar

      August 3, 2008 at 8:58 pm

    15. for vedic texts refer to http://www.geocities.com/yajur.veda/

      You can get yajur text and rig veda suktas in 8 languages

      good luck

      Ramkumar

      August 11, 2008 at 1:20 pm

    16. Dear Sh. Hariprasad,

      I think you have done a wonderful job of making available all these “mantras” and “shlokas” to the rest of the world. May Guru Raghavendra shower his blessings on you.
      For people like me (who hail from Karnataka) but cannot read/ write Kannada, and who are also not learned in Sanskrit, it is very difficult to read the stotras and also comprehend their meaning. Is there some place where all these mantras / stotras are written in english script and also their meaning explained. I would appreciate if you could guide me. Please let me know if the Raghavendra Stotram is available in english script.

      best wishes.

      Shrinivas Katti

      August 25, 2008 at 11:19 am

    17. Dear Shrinivas,

      There are very few sites on the net where you can find stotras in English script. I am pasting a couple of links below.

      http://www.dvaita.org/stotra/alphaList.html

      http://meerasubbarao.wordpress.com/category/sri-madhwacharya/

      The main problem with self-learning, especially in English script, is the pronunciation. It is a significant challenge to transmit the pronunciation, tone and indentations and even more difficult while reading.

      Hope the links help you.
      Happy Sadhana!
      Regards, Hari

      Hariprasad

      August 25, 2008 at 11:29 am

    18. This is a very good collection of stotra’s… i wanted ramraksha stotra and ventakest stotra how can i get them?

      Sameer

      September 10, 2008 at 12:51 pm

    19. Dear Sameer,

      Devanagiri version of Rama Raksha Stotra is available at

      http://www.lightonvedicastrology.com/dailyjyotish-120805.htm

      while the Kannada version of Venkatesha Stotra is available at

      http://www.prapatti.com/slokas/kannada/venkateshastotram.pdf

      Hope that helps.

      Regards, Hari

      Hariprasad

      September 10, 2008 at 1:09 pm

    20. Can you please send me the text file (itrans or baraha) of Sarpa Suktam? Much obliged.

      Thank you

      Tella Puli

      September 12, 2008 at 10:44 pm

    21. Thanks Hariprasad for the feed back am delited to be here on this site that puts me in touch of all the slokas. Thanks once again…

      Sameer

      September 19, 2008 at 2:36 pm

    22. Dear Shri. Hariprasad:

      Is the Durgaa Suukta that you have given according to “rig” vEda swara-s or “yajur-vEda” swara-s? Which is it to be recited according to?

      I’m used to reciting suukta-s in both ways. I’m rig vEdi, but here at the temples, they use mostly yajur-vEda swara-s….

      Please let me know….

      Raghavendra Batni

      September 22, 2008 at 6:04 am

    23. Dear Shri. Hariprasad:

      I’m looking for “aapaduddharaNa raama stOtra” – the one that goes ‘aapadaamapahartaaram’ – with one shlOka for every syllable…..

      If you have it, can you please post it on your blog?

      Great Site…. I really found your postings very useful….
      Thanks, With best regards, Raghavendra.

      Raghavendra Batni

      September 22, 2008 at 6:06 am

    24. Hare Srinivasa,
      namaskAra

      Thanks a lot for the opportuniy to visit your blog and get to know about your interest and the activities. Thanks again for the service to the community by means of your posting in this blog. I specially appreciate your interest and effort for the ToTN project. Just to mention that there are few like minded IT people formed a group called MAdhva Yuva Parishat and trying to take up some community development activities. I hope your contribution would be very much helpful and appreciated. See you again namaskAra

      B.Gopalakrishna Varna

      September 25, 2008 at 5:57 pm

    25. Dear Sri Gopalakrishna,

      Many thanks for your kind words.

      I am actually part of the Jignaasa mailing list but somehow am not able to send any mails to the group :-) The mails bounce back.

      The ToTN project is a big interest of mine. I hope to take it to a good stage and hopefully then more people will join in.

      Regards, Hari

      Hariprasad

      September 26, 2008 at 9:23 am

    26. Is Hitopadesha (“Smara Krishnam …) composed by Shri Akshobhya teertha or by Shri Vaadiraja teertha?

      Raghu

      October 8, 2008 at 2:16 pm

    27. Namaskara Sri Raghu,

      I will confirm this soon. AFAIK, it is by Sri Vadiraja Theertha.

      Regards, Hari

      Hariprasad

      October 8, 2008 at 3:38 pm

    28. Hari avare: Namaskara, Couple of additional questions.
      1. How many times should we do Pradakshina to a Diety or to the Brindavan. Should it always be an odd number such as 3,5,9 etc., and what are the permissible numbers
      2. To follow the Taratamya of our sacred Acharya should we always recite the prayers in Aarohana order or Avarohana order or does it not matter.

      Finally, I was told that if we have Saaligrama in the house, we should be extremely strict in our Achara/Paddhathi etc and if we think that we may not be able to keep up the level of ‘madi’ required, it is better not to procure the Saaligraama. Is this true. Also a related question, is it OK to do Sandhyavandana by reading from the book – one school of thought seems to say that if one can not pronounce/enunciate the words/phrases properly, one is better off in not doing Sandhyavandana.
      Pardon me for these basic quesstions and your inputs will be much appreciated.

      Raghu

      October 10, 2008 at 11:21 am

    29. Namaskara Sri Raghu,

      1. There are multiple theories I have heard on this. But, what I could gather, multiples of 4 is shreshta for Vishnu idols, 3 or odd numbers for Durga, Shiva etc while for Ganapathi – any number from 1 to 21.

      2. The answer to this is purely my personal opinion – I am not sure what Srimadacharya says about this. Since, in true Madhva custom, every single prayer is offered as “antargata” to Maha Vishnu, the order should not matter. Every prayer is offered at his feet.

      3. The issue of Saligrama at home is very interesting. I was recently discussing this in detail with Sri Krishna Raj Bhat, a Madhva scholar and astrologer from Bappanadu, Mulki. He was mentioning that this is the biggest misconception that is causing people to desist from Saligrama Puje. There are many Soumya Saligramas which requires basic “madi” (which in turn only means cleanliness) and nothing more. Some of the bigger idols and Saligramas need more procedure and hence are suitable in mathas and temples.
      One person whom I knew had Saligramas at home but was not performing puje because of this belief. I think its a far greater sin to be not worshipping a saligrama than worshipping it with supposedly lesser levels of madi.
      A simple Saligrama puje would require (a) clean mind :-) (icche, bhakti) (b) clean body (bathing – which all should do everyday anyways) (c) saligrama (d) clean water and (e) purusha sukta (or even just vishnu nama).
      Sri Bannanje Govindacharya, in one of his works, has given instructions on how entire puje can be done with just Purusha Sukta.
      In fact, one of my aims is to come out with a small handbook (sanctioned by some scholar, of course) on how to do puje and japa in really short time and basic krama/madi – for today’s IT generation.
      Same applies to sandhyavandana – any japa is better than no japa. But if desire to do japa is there, it is just a matter of time before right pronunciation comes. Else, even basic chanting of “Om Namo Narayanaya” or “Om Vishnave Namah” itself will constitute japa. Some sadhane is most definitely better than no sadhane.

      Hariprasad

      October 10, 2008 at 11:46 am

    30. Namaskara
      1. Some one told me that Maddhvas should not read/chant popular stotras such as Shri Venkatesha Suprabhatham or Hanuman Chaalisa because the composers of these who are non-Maadhvas do not follow Taratamya. Is this right?
      2. The popular shloka “Shuklam Baradharam…” – does this refer to Shri Maha Vishnu or to Shri Ganesha or to both?
      3. What is the relationship between Shri Mahalakshmi and Shri Parvati Devi? For example, Ambhrani sukta refers to whom?

      Raghu

      October 13, 2008 at 11:14 am

      • Namaskara Shri Raghu,

        1.Every one can read Shri Hanuman Chalisa and Shri Venkatesha Suprabatham,

        You are just showing your love by doing prayer to God. Dwaita, Advita, VishistaDvaitha these all came later in fact it was given some name who follow that procedure. For example To make you understand simply to solve a problem you have 3 formulas some may find 1st way is easier than 2nd and 3rd some may choose 2nd etc.., In the same way every body’s ultimate goal is to get near to Paramatma with the blessings of Acharya. Some choose Dwaita some choose visistaadwata and adwita. But vedas are from the begging of the Srusthi. We don’t know who wrote vedas either Madhwa or any other. When we are reading them I don’t think it is wrong reading Shri hanuman chalisa and Suprabhatam.
        Thank you. Sorry if I am not correct.

        sandep

        October 21, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    31. Namaskara,

      1. I think that is a valid suggestion. Not just the Taratamya, the shlokas may violate many of the Tattvavada principles. For eg. some people consider Hanuman as an avatar of Rudra. If we chant shlokas that reflect the misconception, our beliefs and our prayers will not be in sync (I am not sure what Hanuman Chalisa says – have never read that).
      2. IMHO, Sri Maha Vishnu. The Shloka says “Vishnu” and as far as I know, Vishnu can be called by any name (for e.g. Rudra, Vishvaksena, Vayu etc as in Vishnusahasranama) but no other devata can be called as Vishnu (all pervading).
      3. Mother and daughter. Ambhrani Sukta refers to Maha Lakshmi only. Parvati cannot (and will never) say she lords over Rudra.

      Regards, Hari

      Hariprasad

      October 14, 2008 at 10:17 am

    32. ನಮಸ್ಕಾರ ಹರಿಪ್ರಸಾದರೆ- ನಮ್ಮಮ್ಮ ಶಾರದೆ ಪರಿಶೀಲಿಸಿದೆ. ತಿದ್ದುಗಳನ್ನು ಮುಂದೆ ಕೊಟ್ಟಿದ್ದೀನಿ. ಸೊಗಸಾದ ಹಾಡು.

      ಶ್ರೀಕಾಂತ್ ಕೃ. ಮೂರ್ತಿ
      **************

      ಅನುಪಲ್ಲವಿಯಲ್ಲಿ
      ಹೆಮ್ಮೆಯ ಗನನಾಥನೆ- ಹೆಮ್ಮೈಯ ಗಣನಾಥನೆ

      ಕೊನೆಯಲ್ಲಿ
      ಲೇಸಾಗಿ ಜನರ ಸಲಹುವ ಕಾಗಿನೆಲೆ ಆದಿಕೇಶವ ದಾಸ ಕಣೆ- ಲೇಸಾಗಿ ಸುಜನರ ಸಲಹುವ ನೆಲೆಯಾದಿಕೇಶವ ದಾಸ ಕಾಣೆ

      Shrikaanth K. Murthy

      October 15, 2008 at 3:45 pm

    33. [...] in learning or knowing more about Dvaita Philosophy. He has many pages, and one such page is called Mantra which has most stotras you will need to know in Kannada. Here is a small list of [...]

    34. Hari om hari,

      Can you please tell me where I can get Sri Raghavendra Sahasranamavali in english?

      Thanks,

      Vimala

      October 16, 2008 at 11:34 am

    35. hi Hari,
      First of all I would like to appreciate your collection & work… also kindly try to collect famous KEERTHANAS of Sir Purandara Dasaru as muhc as possible.
      thank you

      A B KODANCHA

      October 16, 2008 at 11:44 am

    36. Namaskara Vimala,

      I really doubt if you will get an English transliteration. On the net, I could not locate even a Kannada version.

      If you are from Bangalore, perhaps you should try in Vidya Peetha or Vedanta Book House, Chamarajpet.

      Regards, Hari

      Hariprasad

      October 16, 2008 at 1:30 pm

    37. Namaskara Sri Kodancha,

      Thanks. Will certainly try and add more.

      Regards, Hari

      Hariprasad

      October 16, 2008 at 1:30 pm

    38. Namaskara Shri Hari,
      As Shri Raghu has raised few points 1.pradakshina 2 arohana avarohana krama of prayers 3. Saligrama pooje.

      1. 4 Pradakshina for achieving four purusharthas
      2. Arohana is samhara krama for sanyasi
      3.avarohana is srishti krama for others.

      arohana form of praying from least significant uptill Vishnu, is also laya sadhana suitable at the time of sleep or death….. vijayadasaru

      3.saligrama : suchi asuchi madi is all for the human body and not for the Lord , who is ever present in the Saligrama .Touching Saligrama purifies human body , Chandrahasa used to keep saligrama in his mouth .even then lord blessed him.
      but what we offer to Lord he returns infinitely back,
      Kali offers unclean things ,with unclean mind and intention ,he gets total darkness andhatamas.

      regards
      Chiraan

      chiraan

      October 17, 2008 at 4:55 am

    39. Namaskara Sri Srikaanth avare,

      I checked the original pdf. gaNanatha had come correctly in that.

      I made the second change you recommended. I have uploaded new pdf at the same location.

      Thanks and Regards,
      Hari

      Hariprasad

      October 18, 2008 at 4:18 pm

    40. namaskara hari
      No gaNanAtha was not the correction (Sorry about my typo). I meant the hemmaiya (big bodied hiridAda mai). It is not hemmeya (of pride)

      regards

      ಶ್ರೀಕಾಂತ್ ಕೃ. ಮೂರ್ತಿ

      October 18, 2008 at 4:25 pm

    41. Namaskara: Does any one know of a web site where there is a detailed description of how to perform Sandhyavandane in Madhwa (Yajur Veda) sampradaya – in English? I found a website which has diagrams and all that but it is for Iyengars.

      Raghu

      October 18, 2008 at 9:52 pm

    42. Hi Hari,
      Can I get Sri Rama Rakhsha Stotra in kannada script.

      Rgds,
      Pranesh K
      9866176291

      Pranesh Kulkarni

      October 24, 2008 at 12:04 pm

    43. Hi Hari,

      Greetings! I am Giri and found your blog when
      searching for some Dvaita related stuff. Your
      blog (especially the Mantra section) is great!!!

      Thanks a lot and keep up the good work!

      I was wondering if you have the Veda mantra of
      “savita pashchataat … ” and “pashye aham sharada
      shatam …” My grand-father used to recite it daily
      but I regret not getting it from him when he was alive.

      I believe it is from the “Maha Saura?” But I could not
      get it on the web at all.

      Thanks
      Giri

      S. Giriprasad

      October 26, 2008 at 3:00 am

    44. Namaskara Giri,

      I am not sure of the above suktas. If you can provide more details on where I can find them, perhaps I can try something.

      Regards, Hari

      Hariprasad

      October 29, 2008 at 3:15 pm

    45. Namaskara Hari,

      Thanks for yor reply. Happy Deepavali!

      One of the shlokas is:

      “Pashyema sharada shatam; jeevema sharada shatam; nandama sharada shatam-modama sharada shatam; bhavama sharada shatam…”

      My grand-father used to recite this in the middle of chanting a whole lot of other veda mantras. So I am hoping that the “savita …” mantra will also be found in the
      same set. That mantra is for the Sun to protect
      us.

      Is this information helpful?

      Thanks a lot again!
      Giri

      S.Giriprasad

      October 30, 2008 at 5:54 am

    46. Very nice blog. I am linking it back to my blog here http://suthamutha.blogspot.com

      Lakshmi

      October 30, 2008 at 12:05 pm

    47. Two questions:
      1. When you get a chance can you post some detailed info about Sandhyavandana. I would like to know the meaning of each of the steps that we do like Pranayama, Arghyam, Sooryopasthanam etc.
      2. I have seen people do sasthanganamaskara parallel to the dieties in sannidhana. In other words, most of us do namaskara vertically (perpendicular to the dieties) but some people especially in Chennai, seem to prefer doing it in parallel to the sannidhana. any idea why and what is the correct way to do?
      Thanks

      Raghu

      November 2, 2008 at 12:34 am

      • Dear Shri Raghu

        A very informative book on this is written by Shri.Mahuli Vidyasimhacharya titled “Sandhya Rahasya”. It is available at Jayateertha Vidyapeetha situated behind National High School,Basavanagudi.

        Regards
        Hariprasad Alur

        Hariprasad Alur

        July 18, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    48. Dear Giri,
      This occurs in Mahasouram. You can find the text at the http://www.geocities.com/yajur.veda under RigVedaSuktas document.

      Unknown

      November 2, 2008 at 11:08 pm

    49. can any one please give the detailed steps to perform rig vediya sandhyavandane

      vivekananda

      November 4, 2008 at 12:42 pm

    50. Namaskara Sri Raghu,

      1. Sure, I will try to do this. I have some books by Sri Bannanje and Sri Prabhanjanacharyaru and I should be able to compile something out of those.

      2. I have read numerous opinions about this and, honestly, am not sure what is the “right” way. I think of this in the light of connecting with God. I have tried doing it perpendicular to the dieties (orthogonal to the idols – for e.g facing north if idol faces east) and somehow am very uncomfortable. I therefore do it facing the idols and to the right of it.

      Regards, Hari

      Hariprasad

      November 7, 2008 at 9:32 am

    51. Thanks Hari avare:
      One more question. What is the significance of wearing janivaara and what is its relationship to performing Sandhyavandana? While doing Sandhyavandana there does not seem to be any process (at least in the Yajur Veda paddhathi) that references janivaara. Is there any ritual where we do something with the sacred thread at all? (other than the one where ‘praacheenavithi’ is uttered and the thread is made ‘apasavya’ during the rites to our departed elders)

      Raghu

      November 8, 2008 at 9:24 pm

    52. Namaskara Sri Raghu,

      Some people insist the Janivaara must be held while doing Gayathri Japa while many others reject that. I do not know of any process involving the Janivaara.

      One very good explanation I came across was based on the name “Yagnopavita” itself. Earlier, a cloth on top was very necessary while doing Homa and Yagnas. Since people in earlier days used to do Homas a lot of times, the Upa-Veeta (secondary garment) became almost a permanent addition and hence the concept of “Yagna Upa Veeta” came in. Since the Upanayana ceremony initiates one into Japa, Puje, Homa etc, it is also the right time for one to put on the Yagnopavita.

      Regards, Hari

      Hariprasad

      November 11, 2008 at 1:56 pm

    53. Dear all,
      yagyopaveetha is a symbol of samskara that ordains one to carry out his duty as per ashrama and varna one belongs to. The upaveeta has presence of many dieties. The karma carried out by the dwija bears fruit as per the tejas he has amassed ,this tejas is always present in the granthi.
      for devatas yagyopaveetha should be in savya, for karmas pertaining to rishis ,it should be malakar,for pitrus it should be apsavya.the more pavitra the upaveetha , more concrete the karmaphala, hence it is kept on ears during malamootravisarjana ,ie contact with proverbial ganga.
      NO janivara no samskara,and hence no karma adhikara,no phala.
      regards chiraan

      chiraan

      November 15, 2008 at 3:31 pm

    54. one set janivara for bramhachari, grahastha wears two, because his punya is shared by his wife. since women dont wear janivara , their male wears it for them. you can wear as many for as many people. thirdly one extra is worn as uttariya vastra for yagnya.
      regards
      chiraan.

      chiraan

      November 15, 2008 at 3:35 pm

    55. janivara was also used to differentiate castes in olden days , gold for bramhins,silver for kshatriyas,copper for vaishyas and intermediaries for anulomas, seesa or jute for pratilomas.
      regards
      chiraan

      chiraan

      November 15, 2008 at 3:38 pm

    56. Shri Chiraan: Namaskara Thank you for such valuable information
      Much appreciated. I will take liberty and the magnanimity of Shri Hari Prasad who is our host to ask you for your name so that I can refer your blog to others as well – I like the brief posts on Brahma Jignyasa. Again, Hari avare sorry for taking space on your blog. Chiraan avare, your website does not have a blog …right?…i have so many questions on your posts…how do i get to ask you without misusing the kindness of Shri Hari (pun intended !!)

      Raghu

      November 16, 2008 at 10:49 pm

    57. Namaskara Sri Raghu,

      Sri Chiraan’s blog is linked on the main page. I think each article on his blog has comments enabled (just like this blog). You should be able to pose the questions on the specific articles itself.

      Regards, Hari

      Hariprasad

      November 17, 2008 at 9:37 am

    58. Namaskara,

      Your blog is interesting and full of useful information. I enjoyed reading it.
      Kindly advise where from I could download “Palayachyuta” MP3 audio.

      Thanks & Regards,
      Murali,
      Doha, Qatar

      Murali

      November 17, 2008 at 11:56 pm

    59. Really infomative nice work

      Bharath.O

      November 20, 2008 at 6:43 pm

    60. Dear Hari,

      Accidentally I found your web page and found very informative and interesting. I appreciate your efforts and noble deeds.

      Could you post some of the parihara mantras for navagraha doshas, sarpa dosha etc.

      Regards.

      G S V Babu

      G S V Babu

      December 2, 2008 at 4:55 pm

    61. Namaskara Sri Babu,

      The various mantras for the Navagrahas, their Adhi-devatas and pratyadi-devatas are in my to-do list. I hope to post them as soon as possible.

      Thanks for visiting my blog.
      Regards, Hari

      Hariprasad

      December 2, 2008 at 9:26 pm

    62. hi Hariprasad!

      My name is mahesh.
      I am interested in Rama Mantras.I saw your Rama mantras but it is too long .Can you give some small rama mantras.
      it would of great help

      Mahesh

      December 11, 2008 at 11:53 am

      • Namaskara Mahesh,

        Some really small Rama mantras –

        “Sri Rama Jaya Rama Jaya Jaya Rama”
        “Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare, Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare”
        “Ramaya Ramabhadraya Ramachandraya Vedhase Raghunathaya Nathaya Sitayah Pataye namaha”

        I understand that you are actually asking for some shorter stotras :-) Will try and upload some.

        Thanks for visiting!
        – Hari

        Hariprasad

        December 11, 2008 at 11:59 am

        • Namaskara Hariprasad,

          A concise shloka covering all the kaanda’s of Ramayana. I came to know through Vidwan Sri Ambareeshacharya.

          Sree Ramam Kaasuramancha Nodharmam Naumidharmakam viraamam suviraamam dheehi praptagraamam saraamakam

          Humble Regards
          Hariprasad Alur

          Hariprasad Alur

          August 20, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    63. hi hari!

      Thank you very much!
      It was of great help.
      Looking forward to some more Rama stotras.

      regards
      mahesh

      Mahesh

      December 11, 2008 at 12:33 pm

    64. Namaskara Hari avare:
      Two of my personal favorites are:
      1.Sri Rama Rama Ramethi Rame Raame manorama (ref: VishnuSahasranaama Stothra)
      2.Aapadaapamahartharam Shri Raamam… (ref: Shri Rama Raksha Stothra)

      May be you would like to include them above two in your response to Shri Mahesh.

      I also like the “Kausalya Supraja Raama…” the beginning stothra in Shri Venkateswara Suprabhatham. I have not been reading this due to confusion about Taaratamya. Is it OK to chant Aaditya Hridayam (per our Taaratamya). Please let me know.

      Raghu

      December 11, 2008 at 10:57 pm

      • Namaskara Sri Raghu,

        The first shloka you mention is more of a statement than a prayer where Lord Rudra is explaining the power of Rama mantra to Parvati. Simply chanting ‘Rama’ three times is also very powerful. Hence, the real mantra hidden there is just the name ‘Rama’. But many thanks for bringing up both the shlokas.

        I had the great opportunity to discuss the question of Aditya Hridayam with Sri Vyasanakere Prabhanjanacharya a few months ago. He opined that as long as we did the Anusandhana that the Aditya Hridayam was bestowed by Sri Rama for the welfare of humanity and Surya himself, it is perfectly ok. Never should we think that Sri Rama derived any benefit by praying to Surya. Essentially, we should not fall into the ‘Asura Mohana’ trap that is open there :-)

        Regards, Hari

        Hariprasad

        December 12, 2008 at 11:03 am

    65. hi Hari!

      Can You tell me the second shloka fully.

      regards
      Mahesh

      mahesh

      December 12, 2008 at 11:36 am

      • aapadaamapaharthaaram daataaram sarvasampadaam |
        lokaabhiraamam sri raamam bhooyo bhooyo namaamyaham ||

        Regards, Hari

        Hariprasad

        December 12, 2008 at 2:02 pm

    66. Namskara Hari!

      Thanks for the shloka.

      regards
      mahesh

      mahesh

      December 12, 2008 at 2:55 pm

    67. Shri Hari avare: Thanks for providing the information on Aaditya Hridaya. It makes perfect sense.

      Do you think it will be correct to say that Maadhvas should chant shlokas which originate from the Vedas or Puranas and shlokas written by Shrimadacharya and his parampare and of course by great Maadhvas such as Shri Appanacharya. That way we are assured of following Taratamya.

      Raghu

      December 12, 2008 at 11:51 pm

      • Namaskara Sri Raghu,

        Yes, that would be a good thing to do. I once asked Sri Prabhanjanacharya what he thought of the Durga Saptashathi, especially because in my parts of the world (Udupi side), it is thought of as a Lakshmi shloka set. His response was that since it was not ‘sanctioned’ by any of our Acharyas, it is better avoided, especially given that there are so many others written/sanctioned by them.

        Regards, Hari

        Hariprasad

        December 13, 2008 at 7:55 am

    68. Dear Sir,

      Could you pls. let me know the mandala and where can I find the Aikamatya Suktam sanskrit devanagri script version?

      I have the Rig Veda entire PDF in Sanskrit font, but do not know which page!!

      Pls. help.

      Thanks
      Gopal.S

      Gopalakrishnan.S

      December 15, 2008 at 9:07 am

    69. Namaskara Hari!

      1)I want to buy the Ramayana(English or Kannada version).Can you tell me which book to buy and also the author?
      2)Also the website where i can read it online?

      Thanks and regards
      Mahesh

      Mahesh

      December 15, 2008 at 2:47 pm

      • Namaskara Mahesh,

        (1) I remember seeing a 2-volume Kannada translation of Valmiki Ramayana at Vedanta Book House. I do not remember the editor off hand. It was very good. Comes in a case and hard bound. Also, if you obtain the first volume of Mahabharata Tatparya Nirnaya, edited by Sri Vyasanakere Prabhanjanacharya, the chapters on Ramayana in that would provide you some amazing insights. I also heard that the Sangraha Ramayana by Sri Narayana Panditacharya was released in Vidya Peeta a couple of weeks ago. That could be a good buy as well.

        (2) Although a westerner’s translation, this one should be good for online reading…

        http://www.sacred-texts.com/hin/rama/index.htm

        Regards, Hari

        Hariprasad

        December 15, 2008 at 2:59 pm

    70. I have no words to express my gratitude towards all the efforts you have put forward to get all this stuff together. I live in UK and was desperately trying to find all these stotras in kannada lipi. Luckily I found your blog and am very happy. I would also appreciate if you can please post ‘Laxmi Shobhane’ which is almost one of the most essential part of the list.

      Keep up the good work.

      Thanks again.

      nirmala

      December 16, 2008 at 3:48 am

      • Namaskara Nirmala,

        Many thanks for your kind words.

        Lakshmi Shobana is definitely on my list. But I am working on something ambitious for the next few weeks and so it may be a while before I am able to upload this. Do keep visiting.

        Thanks, Hari

        Hariprasad

        December 16, 2008 at 7:58 am

    71. Namskara Hari!

      Thanks a lot for the Sri Rama Dhyanam and Sri Rama Dvadasha Nama Stotra.

      Thank You once again

      regards
      Mahesh

      Mahesh

      December 17, 2008 at 2:09 pm

    72. Namskara hariprasad!

      I need a clarification.
      I saw this vayu stuti and mukhya prana chakram of hanuman.
      Is it good to buy this vayu stuti and worship it at home?

      please advise.

      regards
      mahesh

      mahesh

      December 19, 2008 at 12:46 pm

      • Namaskara Mahesh,

        I am not sure what you mean by “buying Vayu Stuti”. If you are referring to Mukhya Prana Chakra, I suggest you contact a good archaka or purohit and get their opinion. I am not well versed with Chakras and Mandalas and hence my opinions may be wrong. If you are referring to purchasing Vayu Stuti book and reciting it, then its definitely a very good idea, provided you get ‘Upadesa’ from a Guru.

        Regards, Hari

        Hariprasad

        December 19, 2008 at 1:22 pm

    73. namskara Hariprasad!

      Ya i was referring to the mukhya prana chakra and Vayu stuti yuktam ,not the book.I saw it in the hanuman temple which has a photo of Hanuman and rama written all over it and a chakra next to it.
      It was written as vayu stuti and mukhya pranam yuktam.

      regards
      mahesh

      mahesh

      December 19, 2008 at 3:53 pm

    74. Namaskara Shri Hariprasad: When you get a chance can you kindly publish the shlokas and some comments on Any Vayu Stuthi and on Hitopadesha (by Shri Akshobhya teertha). If you have any links for audio of Anu Vayu Stuthi, that will be great. Kannadaaudio.com has Hitopadesha Real Player version by Shri Vidyabhushana. Thank you.

      Raghu

      December 20, 2008 at 6:23 am

    75. hi hari,

      very good . its a really good site and thanks for your effort .
      will look forward for more Veda’s & stotra’s.
      if you need any help , let me know.

      shreenivas

      December 22, 2008 at 12:19 pm

    76. Thanks,

      Hrishi

      Hrishi

      December 22, 2008 at 9:58 pm

    77. Of course you know Shrii Nrsinha stuti made by Shani, it is in the BhaviSyottara Puranam, but where exactly, which adhyaya?
      Thanks in anticipation.

      shooraweera

      December 24, 2008 at 8:35 pm

    78. Can anyone here please explain what ‘Taratamya ‘ is? I am smartha Brahmana, but very keen to get the concepts to follow the going-ons on this wonderful website of shlokas and mantras. I really appreciate the depth of knowledge of people on this page.

      Vijay

      December 26, 2008 at 12:54 am

    79. Namaskar Shri Hari,
      Kindly allow me to put forward the meaning of Tartamya.
      Tartamya in plain english can be translated as Heirarchy .
      Tatavavada protrays five fold differences of which
      1 Difference between Paramatma and Jeeva
      2.Difference among Jeeva
      the second point refers to the uniqueness of the jeevas [individuality] with respect to their qualilities.
      Thus apart from these uniqueness , these are placed in aheirarchy [into gradation] on account of increase in the number of qualities they possess and also on account of dependency they exhibit even in Moksha on their superiors apart from dependence on God.
      Thus in this heirarchy Lord VAYU /Bramha takes the supreme spot amongst jeevas [jeevas yet to attain Moksha] and list goes on
      1 Devatas
      2.Rishis
      3Manushyas
      till trina[ twig] etc.
      each has limitation in understanding GOD and also in the quanta of happiness /qualities.
      Also in samsara the amount of sufferings these suffer are also in descending order.
      Thus Vayu is most knowledged .flawless and unswervingly devoted and rest are lesser in the order , with twig being least knowledged and with ordinary happiness.
      All souls [reflections of GOD] are dependent on God Vishnu , its only he residing in them [different from them] exhibits these limitations as per their swarupa.
      chiraan

      chiraan

      December 27, 2008 at 12:00 am

    80. It is overwhelming to observe such a distinguished collection of Vedic hymns and shlokas, which is well attributed and indexed. It indeed is a joy to see souls like Sri Hariprasad who are utilising the emerging medium of internet to propagate our culture and tradition. The ease of access and the plugins incorporated will definitely be a great tool for those who are thirsty for spiritual/religious scriptures. I wish the very best to him and hope that many more scriptures will find their way into this website. I do have a small request to place…it would be a great help if I could find Hanuman Bhimarupi Stotram and Kalabhairava Stotram in Kannada. I will be very thankful if someone can provide me a link to the same too. Shanti.

      jagadish

      January 1, 2009 at 11:58 am

      • Namaskara Sri Jagadish,

        Many thanks for your wishes. My long term goal for this site is to have all the Sarvamoola Granthas in Kannada script in this site. Hopefully, I will realize this sooner than later. I will try to find the Hanuman Bhimarupi Stotram and the Kalabhairava Stotram. I am not too aware of them.

        Thanks again.
        – Hari

        Hariprasad

        January 1, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    81. Respected Sir,
      Is their any kannada script in vysudeva as per yajur veda soft copy available sir please let me know

      ramnath jeevanagi

      January 1, 2009 at 3:49 pm

      • Namaskara Sri Ramnath,

        I am not sure which mantra you are referring to. Could you kindly clarify.

        Regards, Hari

        Hariprasad

        January 1, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    82. Hi,

      I am looking for a book called munjaneyinda sanjeyatanaka (Morning to Evening) by Bannanje Govindacharya. Can anyone get me a soft copy of this?

      Prashanth

      January 5, 2009 at 4:30 pm

      • all books and audios availabel at Vidya peeta bangalore

        prakash

        December 31, 2009 at 7:00 am

    83. namasthe saar, i would wish to see yantrodharaka praana hanuma stuthi here available for download. thank you!!

      abhay

      January 12, 2009 at 6:25 pm

    84. I am looking for Audio files(MP3/RM) for the pancha sukthas. I have Purusha Sukta and need audio files for the rest.

      * Sri Sukta
      * Manyu Sukta
      * Ambhrini Sukta
      * Balitta Sukta.

      Can someone please let me know the site/links from where we can download these ?

      Thanks,
      Anand

      Anand

      January 13, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    85. Wonderful and Amazingly useful site! Thank you so much.

      Sowmya

      January 14, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    86. Namaskara Hari !

      Happy Pongal to and all the people visiting this site. I hope your ambitious project is shaping well. I am still hopping to get the Lakshmi Shobane Lyrics as soon as possible.

      Many Thanks
      Nirmala

      Nirmala

      January 15, 2009 at 2:16 am

      • Namaskara Nirmala,

        Thanks and wishes to you and your family too.

        Regards, Hari

        Hariprasad

        January 16, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    87. dear sir,

      I have seen this site and it is very useful. It will be better useful if all the veda mantras and upanishats in kannada script are included along with kannada translation.

      Regards

      Nagesh

      hc nagesh

      January 21, 2009 at 12:15 pm

      • Namaskara Nagesh,

        Thanks for your comments. I will certainly try to increase the collection.

        Regards, Hari

        Hariprasad

        January 21, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    88. Can any one please email me MP3 file for
      Dvadasha Stotra – By Sri Madhvacharya. I’m badly in need for this. My email id is email_rahul1010 at yahoo.co.in

      Rahul

      January 26, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    89. Hari Sarvothama Vayu Jeevothama

      Could you please send me mp3 files of hari vayu stuti and other stotras?????

      Raghavendra

      January 28, 2009 at 11:28 am

    90. HariOM Hariprasad,

      You are doing a wonderful job of reminding all of us how rich our culture and heritage are. Shri Krishnana daye nimma mathu nimma privarada mele sadaa irali. I bought Shri Purandaradasara Devaranamagalu some years back (when my mother used to sing – but I used to find it difficult to memorize all of them). My all time favourite is Ambiga Naa Ninna Nambide – ultimate philoshophy entwined in sweet and simple words. Could you please add it to your to-do list so that others who havent heard this song would appreciate it. Once again, thank you so much.

      -Vijayanarasimha.

      Vijay

      January 30, 2009 at 1:43 am

    91. Pranams!

      Do you have the raghavendra ashtotranamavali in Devanagari script?

      thanks

      suvarna

      February 1, 2009 at 12:07 pm

    92. ಮಾನ್ಯರೆ ನಮಸ್ಕಾರ,

      ನಾನು ಎಂ.ಆರ್. ಹೇಮನಗೌಡ ಸಿರುಗುಪ್ಪಾ. ಬಳ್ಳಾರಿ ಜಿ. ಯಿಂದ ನಾನು ತಮ್ಮಲ್ಲಿ ಕೇಳಿಕೊಳ್ಳುವುದೇನೆಂದರೆ ಅರ್ಥಸಹಿತ ಕನ್ನಡ ಅನುವಾದದ ವೇದ ಮತ್ತು ಉಪನಿಷತ್ತ್ ಬೇಕೆಂದರೆ ಎಲ್ಲಿ ನೋಡಬಹುದು ದಯವಿಟ್ಟು ಉತ್ತರಿಸಿ

      ಇಂತಿ ತಮ್ಮ
      ಎಂ. ಆರ್. ಹೇಮನಗೌಡ.

      M.R. Hemanagouda

      February 3, 2009 at 12:58 pm

      • try at Vidya peeta Bangalore/Gokhale institute of public affairs basavanagudi/Ramakrishna mutt basavanagudi bangalore…

        prakash

        December 31, 2009 at 7:02 am

    93. Namaskara Shri Hariprasad avare:
      Can you provide a link or post Shri Vyaasaraja teertha’s Yantroddharaka Hanumantha stuthi please.
      Also I read that some versions have 16 stanzas and some have 8. Would like to get the correct version from you sir. Thanks.

      Raghu

      February 3, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    94. Namaskara Shri Hari avare:
      1. First and foremost please accept my felicitations and best wishes for the VSN portal. It definitely fulfills a long term need of several Maadhvas especially in the online world. A truly divine and noble undertaking and may the Supreme Lord Sri Hari, Sri Vayu and Sri Gurugalu bless you and your family.

      2. Regarding Shri Vyaasaraja teerthas stotra on Yantroddharaka Hanuman, the website gives a 16 stanza version; if you see the SRSMUTT.ORG version, there is a 8 stanza version. I was wondering which is the correct one to be recited.

      Raghu

      February 5, 2009 at 2:36 am

      • Namaskara Sri Raghu,

        1. Thanks so much for your wishes!
        2. I actually am not too well versed with this stuti, honestly. Let me do some research and try and get you an answer.

        Regards, Hari

        Hariprasad

        February 5, 2009 at 9:25 am

    95. Your site is very useful.I was able to find most stotras I was looking for in devanagiri script.

      I am looking for “Lakshmi Shobhane” lyrics in devanagiri script.It is composed by Sri Vadiraja Theerta Swamigalu.

      Please post it in your website.

      rashmi

      February 7, 2009 at 2:39 am

    96. Good portal, really nice work, very useful to Haribhakthas.

      Rajesh

      February 7, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    97. Can you please upload Venkataramana Namavali in kannada, english and devanagari

      venu

      February 11, 2009 at 11:41 am

    98. This website is is verry useful. I want to know what are the stotras said in taratamya by women.

      Vinuta

      February 12, 2009 at 3:40 pm

      • Namaskara Vinuta,

        I assume you are talking about mantras chanted by women under Dvaita tradition. Vishnu Sahasranama, Madhva Nama and Lakshmi Shobhane are the most famous ones.

        Regards, Hari

        Hariprasad

        February 18, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    99. Namaskara Shri Hariprasad: I have two questions. Both solicit your opinions.

      First one is: what are the daily mantras/stotras you recite and how much does it take. I am just trying to get a list of mantras I should chant (of course all should be per our Maadhva siddhantha) as a recommended daily chanting.
      ((Is it appropriate to start the prayer session with Sandhyavandana or should Sandhyavandana be the last part of the prayer session?))

      My second question (I have asked other learned persons this question; so apologies if you saw this in a different website!)
      In your opinion, what is the most important advice given by our Jagad Guru Shri Madhvacharya. For example, if some one were to ask me that question, I would say that the most important thing I learnt from our Acharya’s writings is: “Preenayamo Vasudevam”. I believe that all our actions should be directed to pleasing the Supreme Lord Shri Hari.

      I am interested in knowing your thoughts on this subject.

      Raghu

      February 18, 2009 at 2:11 am

      • Namaskara Sri Raghu,

        Gayathri, Ashtakshari and Panchakshari – as part of the Sandhyavandana (which I do at the beginning), Puje, Vishnu Sahasra Nama, Vayu Stuti and Sri Srishagunadarpana Stotra are what I do daily. In addition, some Mula mantras for which I have received Upadesha – as part of Sandhyavandana. It takes about 45 mins in the morning and 30 mins in the evening.

        In my opinion, Bhakti towards Lord Vishnu is the single biggest message of Sri Madhvacharya. Even for the ultimate goal of Moksha, no amount of effort can guarantee it, except for the grace of Vishnu – closer to which Bhakti alone can take us.

        Regards, Hari

        Hariprasad

        February 18, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    100. Shri Hariprasad avare: A few more questions if you dont mind. What are the Ashtakshari and Panchakshari mantras – can they be found in the standard Sandhyavandana books (Yajur Veda, preferably) or are they something different and if so any pointers to web sites that contain these stotras will be much appreciated.

      Can you provide any links to Shrishagunadarpana stotra which give the stotra as well as the significance behind it, composer and such details.

      Can you also suggest one or two stotras (other than Vayu Stuthi) on Pranadevuru/Hanuman (I have read Shri Vyasaraja teertha’s composition – Yantroddharaka Hanumantha Stotra).

      Thank you for your time.

      Raghu

      February 19, 2009 at 8:28 am

      • Namaskara Sri Raghu,

        I was referring to the Ashtakshari and Panchakshari Mula mantras – Om Om Namo Naraayanaaya Om and Om Namah Shivaya Om.

        Please click on the Mantras link on the top of the page. You will find the Kannada (and devanagiri) versions of Shri Shrishagunadarpana Stotra. I have also written an article earlier which had the history behind the composition of the stotra. Please click here

        http://nharipra.wordpress.com/2008/08/21/shri-shrisha-gunadarpana-stotra/

        Khila Vayu Stuti, Madhvashtakam by Sri Vadiraja Swami are two I can recall readily.

        Regards, Hari

        Hariprasad

        February 19, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    101. Namaste Hari,
      Thanks for your reply .Please let me know in which order i have to chant the following stotras.

      Ganapati stotra , vishnu sahastranamavali, krishna stotra ,malakshmi dwadash stotra,shre shree shagundarpan stotra,Ramaa Stotra, Tulasi stotra, Saraswati stotra, Naga stotra, rama stotra, Hanuman Stotra, Shiv stotra, parvati stotra, subramanya stotra,shani stotra,shani kavacch,navagraha stotra,Raghavendra stotra, vijaya kavach,keshav naam

      Vinuta

      February 19, 2009 at 10:27 am

      • Namaskara Vinuta,

        In one of the previous comments in this thread, Sri Chiraan had clarified that avarohana krama is prescribed for non-sanyasis. Hence, starting from Vishnu stotras, you can proceed in the order of Lakshmi, Hanuman and so on.

        BTW, the list you have made is really huge. Do you chant all of these daily?

        Regards, Hari

        Hariprasad

        February 19, 2009 at 11:44 am

    102. Yes i do chant .It will be great if you let me know avarohana krama so that i can chant according to this.

      Regards,
      Vinuta

      Vinuta

      February 19, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    103. thanx i cud here sri hari vayu stuthi !

      otocard

      March 10, 2009 at 6:30 pm

    104. Greetings

      I am looking for meaning of RamRaksha Stotra. Sorry if its already answered in your blog – couldn’t spot it.

      Thanks

      Paramanand

      April 4, 2009 at 1:13 pm

    105. Hari Om

      women are not chanting vedas (some body tells donot chant vishnusahasranama), is it right or wrong? shall we chant? please give me the reasons related to shastras & also sceintific reason

      Sowmya

      May 18, 2009 at 2:45 pm

      • Namaskara Sowmya,

        In the book form of the audio discourse given by Sri Sri Vishva Priya Theertha Swamiji of Adamaru Matha on the Vishnu Sahasranama, there is a detailed and conclusive article on the topic of chanting of Vishnu Sahasranama by women. That article collates the views of several Dvaita scholars, including that of Sri Sri Vidyamanya Theertha Swamiji and conclusively declares that women *CAN* chant the stotra.

        In the discourse though, Sri Sri Vishva Priya Swamiji has made it clear that anyone who has not had the Upanayana Samskara should not chant “Om” during the stotra recitation. Such persons, which includes women, should use “Sri” instead of “Om”.

        That should answer it from a Shastra point of view. Personally also, I believe that women should definitely chant the stotra. It contains names of the Lord and no one can be excluded from calling out the Lord!

        Hope that helps.
        Regards, Hari

        Hariprasad

        May 20, 2009 at 4:05 pm

      • As regards the Vedas, I have a slightly longer explanation. Hope I make some sense.

        During the Vedic times, strict adherence to rituals and discipline was very important. Only people who had their Upanayana samskara were allowed to chant the Vedas. This, according to me, was because once the Upanayana was done, the person maintained a high level of purity, cleanliness and adherence to Shastras, rituals, etc. For e.g. once Upanayana is done, one is expected to clean himself every day early in the morning and only then start the Japa/Puje and chanting of Vedas.

        According to the Shastras, any secretion from the human body makes one unclean. This is also a practical/scientific observation. Given that men can secrete almost any day, there is a strict requirement on their part to clean themselves every single time before starting rituals. During the rituals/chanting, it is strictly forbidden to get “unclean”. Control over senses and concentration on the spiritual aspects alone helps achieve this.

        For women, nature has enforced some things which make it impossible for them to control such secretions during few days every month (during their periods). Even if Upanayanam is done to women (hypothetically), they would not be able to practice the necessary rituals for at least few days a month. Now the Shastras do not allow a person who has undergone Upanayana to “give up” the practices even for a day! He loses the Brahmacharya if he does so.

        That being the case, the purpose of Upanayana would not be served if women underwent them. As an outcome of Upanayana not being done, they are not allowed to chant the Vedas.

        Note that our Shastras only prevent them from chanting Vedas, undergoing Upanayana and performing few other rituals. Our Shastras are absolutely not against them going in the path of spirituality.

        Men are prevented from chanting the Vedas without first undergoing physical cleanliness. The restriction on women, IMO, is just a natural extension of this rule. I do not think they were/are targeted specifically.

        Similarly, even if a Brahmin child does not undergo the Upanayana Samskara, or does not strictly practice the rituals after Upanayana, our Shastras forbade such people from chanting the Vedas.

        Note that the above comment is an analysis of mine. I probably would not be able to point to exact resources which declare these things. I firmly believe our ancient Rishis made “rules” with the most sincerest of intentions. My analysis is just to try to find out what could have led them to put such a restriction in place.

        Regards, Hari

        Hariprasad

        May 20, 2009 at 4:23 pm

        • Thanks for ur reply. I felt very happy.

          Regarding to vedas I have doubt,

          In olden days women like Gargi, shashwathi were teaching the vedas, How can it possible to them? Even Kalyanidevi made somany sanskrit shlokas in Sanskrit (Eg: Laghuvayustuti)
          And also will you please tell me about Kalyanidevi & her works

          Sowmya

          May 27, 2009 at 5:21 pm

        • Thanks for ur Reply. I felt very happy to see this Reply. It is more informative.
          But I have a doubt regarding the vedas related to women!
          In olden days women like Gargi, shashwathi were teaching veads, how can it possible to them? were they special than an ordinary woman? Even kalyanidevi made somany sanskrit Shlokas (eg: Laghu Vayustuti)
          Please tell me about Kalyanidevi & her works.

          Sowmya

          May 27, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    106. Dear Shri Hari,

      Could you please let me know the authentic source for studying Puranas, Shastras, Upanishads, Ramayana and Mahabharata (translated to English) coherent with our Vedic culture and as per Srimadanand teertha? It would be of great help

      With Best Regards,

      Raghavendra

      Raghavendra

      May 21, 2009 at 3:14 pm

      • Namaskara sowmyaji ,

        Sachi onwards woman are all eligible for vedas . not others . interesting rutukala is only for those woman governed by sachi and Indra as a relief for INdra from bramhahatya of Vritrasur and not for others , all woman who are not giverned by INDRA and SACHI are eligible for vedas.

        chiraan

        June 1, 2009 at 10:06 pm

    107. Hi Sir,
      I have been told that I have been afflicted with Sarpa Dosha since last 15 years , hence I have faced lot of trauma and sufferings in these past many years.
      Can you please suggest me a remedy or a mantra or what I need to do for getting rid from this Sarpa dosha .
      Thanks in Advance.

      Jaiwanth

      July 30, 2009 at 11:27 am

      • Namaskara Jaiwant,

        Not sure where you are based out of. If you are in South India, you can get Sarpa Samskara done at Kukke Subramanya Temple, Karnataka.

        You can visit http://www.kukketemple.com/ for more information.

        If visiting Kukke is difficult, you need to consult a local priest and take their advice and get it remedied.

        If all these options are difficult, please drop me an email at nharipra at gmail dot com.

        Regards, Hari

        Hariprasad

        July 30, 2009 at 11:36 am

    108. hello ,
      i am looking for- arthavasersha of Lord Shiva and Lord vishnu. For Ganesha i have it. By the way there r 5 arthavaseersha of panch deva exists in world.please provide me clue ,information that from where can i get these rare and hiidden arthavaseersha.

      thanks,
      dheeraj

      dheeraj

      September 10, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    109. Pranam Hariji,
      I post my questions in Chiranji Blog, In one of my query..he asnwerd me that..to look out for Narsumha stuti in your blog.I have searched your blog but could not find it.
      I have a question/doubt here, as I happen to go to hanuman/shnai temple on saturday..how many pradikshanas one has to do.please clarify this.

      Also I have done kalsarpa dosha nivahran in kukke subramanyam and kal hasti..where i went alone and performed it..as my Mother is not alive and my father i am not in touch with him..so the kalsarpa dosha nivaran is it succesful…? also I am going thru sade sati..i want to know the phase in which i am and when it is going to end?also I am i would like to know my horoscope..my dob is 23/05/1980
      pob:NIpani, Karnataka
      TOB:03.30am
      please hariji..i want to know about my marriage and career..as I am in relationship now we are thinking of talking to his parents.

      I know hariji I have asked lots of questions..as I amgoing thru a very tough period now…uour solutions will help me or show me the right path.
      Hope you will reply to my queries.

      Hare krishna

      Rupaalii shinde

      November 9, 2009 at 2:35 pm

    110. Excellent. Indian Vedic contribution is a reservoir of Vibrant Information and Harmonious Creativity. May the Womb of Nature Embrace all with Tranquil Blessings from this day forward. Let this attract one’s attention affecting them Positively. It is a Sanctuary of the Self , a Creative Venue which serves as an Enduring Expression of Lightness, where a peaceful Atmosphere with Sunlight Flows and serene atmosphere prevail.

      In the storm of life we struggle through myriads of stimuli of pressure, stress, and muti-problems that seek for a solution and answer. We are so suppressed by the routine of this every life style that most of us seem helpless. However, if we look closely to ancient techniques we shall discover the magnificent way to understand and realize the ones around us and mostly ourselves. If only we could stop for a moment and allow this to happen. May all beings be happy (Loka Samastha Sukhino Bhavanthu)

      The ancient Hindu philosophy of keepiing mind and body for the well being, has entered the managerial, medical and judicial domain of the world. Today it has found its place as an alternative to the theory of modern management and also as a means to bring back the right path of peace and prosperity for the human beings. Let me bow to Indian Maharishi Veda Vysa with folded hands who helped in removing the impurities of the mind through his writings on Vedas, impurities of speech through his writings on pur

      bhattathiri

      December 14, 2009 at 9:44 am

    111. Hi,
      I am kavita residing at Hyderabad working in HCL.
      I need ur help. I got married 6 years back.
      still no childer. As per the hororscope there was some Naga dosha, visited to kukke subramnya, done poojas but still the problem not resolved.
      so please send me the sloka of subramanya just I want to read daily. if posible please help me .

      Kavita

      January 7, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    112. I must commend you for the wonderful job done in compiling all the necessary mantras. I have a request to make. Can you send me aditya hrudayam in kannada script? Would be grateful to you. Regards
      Vinod Madhavan Iyer

      vinod madhavan

      January 11, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    113. Can you send me the aditya hrudayam in kannada script?
      Regards
      Vinod Madhavan

      vinod madhavan

      January 11, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    114. I am looking for a English translation of the Dwadasha Stotram. If it is already available, may I have the link to it, please?

      Thank you!
      Smitha

      Smitha

      February 24, 2010 at 7:14 am

    115. Dear Hari,

      I guess Krishnaamrita Mahaarnava was your last addition to Mantras blog. Is it that I am missing something or is it that indeed there hasn’t been new additions. I guess you must have other commitments. I look forward to your latest updates.

      Best Regards,
      Raghavendra

      Raghavendra

      February 28, 2010 at 10:02 pm

      • Namaskara Raghavendra,

        Due to extreme work load at office, I have a little less time nowadays for working on the portal. I am concentrating on the Vishnu Sahasranama Portal whenever I find time.

        http://vishnusahasranama.wordpress.com

        There, I have completed adding 460 pages till date but as of Saturday, there is at least one page for every shloka. I will continue to focus more on that portal for a while. Want to get that to a reasonable state of completion sooner than later.

        Pranaamaah,
        Hari

        Hariprasad

        March 1, 2010 at 10:14 am

    116. Namaskara Hari

      Like may others I came upon your site by a happy accident. I was trying to locate in which veda the shanti mantra.. lokaha samasta sukhino bhavantu… go brahnmanebhyaha sukhino bhavantu… comes from. Can you help?

      Then I see that you are working on the Vishnu Sahasranama site. My late father has done a poetic, alliterative translation of the same. Had plans of publishing it but it never happened. DO you think you could include it in your site? I could send you the content on your personal mail id, if you wish.

      Dhanyosmi and keep up the great job!

      Purnima

      Purnima Yogi

      March 5, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    117. plesae can i have the kannada version of manya suktha, to help women’s to recite Manyu suktha.

      N S RAGHAVENDRA

      March 12, 2010 at 11:03 am

    118. Dear Shri. Hariprasad:

      namaskaaragaLu… today – I was in need of ‘brahmaNaspati-suukta’ and there it was in your blog. I sincerely thank you for providing these precious resources to us. Thank you….

      By the way – I want to call you. Can you please e-mail me your telephone numbers?

      Also – Did you find the book of dEvaranaamagaLu in tuLu by shrii vaadiraajaru?

      Lastly: there is a song “muuLuLLe nammo kriShNe pAro balle” in tuLu. Can you please send me the words for this song?

      Please kindly visit my youtube channel at your leisure. I have posted some of my kachEri clips there.

      http://www.youtube.com/user/NadaSudha

      Thanking you for your time & help,
      With respects and best regards, Raghavendra (Washington DC, USA)

      Raghavendra Batni

      March 23, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    119. dear sir,
      pl send me the mantra for mantra pushpam,purusha suktha,sri suhth and also send me aditya hrudayam in kannada script? Would be grateful to you.
      Regards,
      guruprasath

      sguruprasath

      May 6, 2010 at 11:35 am

    120. m looking for lyrics of saraswati vishwa vijay kavach either in kannda or english…it would be helpful…thanks

      Proshitha

      July 7, 2010 at 10:26 am

    121. Sir, I am looking for Indirani Stotram and request you to send it to my email id. thanks.

      Best Regards
      Ramachandran

      ramachandran

      July 7, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    122. Sir,
      I need to know about ikkay mantra jappa which is for husband and wife understanding with sarpasuktha mantra,where can i get or if possible in web pls let me know thanks

      venkatesh

      August 11, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    123. Dear Sir, what are the ways of worshipping Hanuman Ji daily? by what all mantras can Hanuman Ji be worshipped??

      w

      September 5, 2010 at 9:24 pm

      • Sri Balitha sooktha, Sei Harivayusthuthi and Sundarakanda parayana essentially

        Gopalakrishna

        February 17, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    124. Also Guruji, which mantra should be recited when one is in any sort of difficulty however big or small it may be??

      w

      September 5, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    125. Respected sir
      Where can i get “raghavendra sahasranaamam ” in english at chennai.Kindly help.
      Thanks
      Regards
      Sayi

      sayi

      November 19, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    126. Dear Mr. Hari,

      Yr website is highly educative and enjoyed reading the question and answer given by you. I need know the following
      The origin of Pashyami sharad shatam and would like to have the sloka in sanskrit to able to pronounce correctly
      thnx,
      raj ayer

      RAJ AYER

      November 26, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    127. namaskara

      I am very happy by looking in to this weblog.Thanks and thanks a lot.

      I actually wish to give one information and want your advice also. There is a Sriyooganarasimha swamy temple in a remove village, This temple belongs to Hysola period notified by the acrological department. There was no pooja from past many years. With the help of other devotiees we have now restarted the pooja activities from 2005 onwards. the Government of Karnataka is very silent. since there is no income. Could you kindly advice me what to do and how to go about.

      Thanks with regards

      M.S.KRISHNAMURTHY

      KRISHNA MURTHY MALALI

      November 28, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    128. Hai Hariprasad ,

      My Name is madhu I am intrested in astrology
      COuld you please give me your email ID / Phone no ?

      Thanks
      Madhu

      Madhu

      December 6, 2011 at 10:43 am

    129. Hi Shri Hari Prasad,
      I cam across bhuta raja slokas (two) on yours and few others’ websites. I am an illiterate in Kannada script. Is it possible for you to upload a copy of the two slokas in either Devanagari or English. Please let me know.

      thanks very much
      Guru

      Guru

      February 13, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    130. Maanyare,
      I require mp3 audio format of Purusha Sukta, Sri Sukta, Durga Sukta and Hari Vayu Stuti. Please provide me suitable link for download, my email ID is nandagopal.rao@gmail.com

      Nandagopal

      October 1, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    131. I want Madhvanama script either in Hindi or sanslrit
      Purushotham shedambi
      shedambi@yahoo.co.in

      purushotham shedambi

      February 22, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    132. Namaskara

      MADHVA sampradaya VIVAH indetail with mantras and meaning/ anusandhana.

      Regards

      SHREE

      June 29, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    133. Hi HariPrasad,

      Can I get a Sri Bhutaraja Stotra 1 and 2 in either Telugu or english. If possible please send it to selamraj@gmail.com. Thank you.
      Regards,
      Rajendra.

      Rajendra

      July 11, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    134. it is a realy usefull to every one. please send the mp3 mantras rudra

      raghavendra

      August 5, 2013 at 10:29 am


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