Thursday, July 13, 2017

VEDANARAYANASHTAKAM

श्री:
वेदनारायणाष्टकम्
Vedanārāyaṇāṣṭakam
आदिनाथाय देवाय  सच्चिदानन्दरूपिणे 
आदिमूलाय वन्द्याय  परमानन्ददायिने ॥   ()
ādināthāya devāya saccidānandarŪpie
ādimŪlāya vandyāya paramānanda dāyine (1)  

To the primordial God of the form of existence, consciousness and bliss

To the worshipful root cause of all who bestows supreme bliss. 

अमृतामृतरूपाय कल्याणगुणशालिने ।
अखिलजनपालाय     चतुर्वेदस्वरूपिणे ()
amtāmtarŪpāya kalyāṇaguaŚāline
akhilajanapālāya caturvedasvarŪpie (2)

To the nectar of nectar and the abode of auspicious qualities
To the protector of all and of the form of the four Vedas.

मूलप्रकृतिरूपाय  मूलकारणकारिणे ।
मुदामोदप्रमोदाय    मुकुन्दायमुरद्विषे ॥ ()
mŪlapraktirŪpāya mŪlakāraakārie
mudāmodapramodāya mukundāya muradviṣe (3)

To the primeval material form and the source cause of the root cause
To the various manifestations of happiness who is Mukunda and the foe of the demon Mura.

धनधान्यप्रदात्रे च धैर्यैश्वर्यप्रदायिने ।
धर्मचिन्ताप्रदात्रे च धर्मार्थकामदायिने ॥ ()
dhanadhānyapradātre ca dhairyaiŚvaryapradāyine
dharmacintāpradātre ca dharmārthakāmadāyine (4)

To the bestower of wealth and grains who grants courage and all affluence.
To the bestower of righteous thoughts  who grants righteousness, wealth and fulfilment of one’s desires.

जगत् रक्षणधुर्याय जगन्नाथस्वरूपिणे ।
जलाग्निवायुरूपाय  जलजाप्रियकामिने ॥  ()
jagat rakaadhuryāya jagannāthasvarŪpie
jalāgnivāyurŪpāya jalajāpriyakāmine (5)

To the protector of the Universe and the Supreme Lord of the Universe
To one who is of the form of water, fire and air and the beloved Lord of MahalakmĪ.

श्रीधराय सुरेशाय श्रुतिस्मृतिस्वरूपिणे ।
श्रीभूदेवीसमेताय  श्रीलक्ष्मीस्थिरवासिने ॥  ()
ŚĪdharāya sureŚāya ŚṛtismṛtisvarŪpie
ŚĪ bhŪdevĪsametāya ŚĪlakṣmĪsthiravāsine   (6)

To the Supreme who carries ŚṛĪdevĪ in his bosom and  the Lord of celestials who is of the form of Vedas and Smtis.
To  the  Supreme in unison with ŚṛĪ and  BhŪdevĪ   and in whom  MahalakmĪ  eternally resides.

नमस्तुभ्यं हरेराम वेदनारायणाय ते ।
नमस्तुभ्यं हरेकृष्ण हरे हरे नमो नमः ॥ ()
namastubhyam harerāma vedanārāyaṇāya te
namastubhyam harekṣṇa hare hare namo namaḥ (7)

Salutations to thee Vedanārāyaṇa in the form of Rāma
Salutations to thee in the form of Kṛṣṇa who is the manifestation of  Rādhā as well as  Hari and to thee my repeated salutations.

नमः पङ्कजनाभाय गोविन्दपरमात्मने ।
नमः पङ्कजनेत्राय    पवित्रपरमेष्ठिने   ॥ ()
namaḥ paṅkajanābhāya govindaparamātmane
namaḥ paṅkajanetrāya pavitraparameṣṭhine ॥ (8)

Salutations to the lotus-navel Supreme descended as Govinda
Salutations to the lotus-eyed Lord who is the personification of purity and glory.

इहचामुत्रलाभं  आधिव्याधिनिवारणम् ।
यः पठेत् लभते नित्यं वेदनारायणाष्टकम् ॥ ()
ihacāmutralābham ca ādhivyādhinivāraam
yaḥ pahet labhate nityam vedanārāyaṇāṭakam (9)

One who recites this Vedanārāyaṇāṣṭakam gets cured of all his mental agonies as well as  physical ailments and attains all auspiciousness in this world and thereafter in the Supreme Paramapadam.
जय जय श्रीराधे

वेदनारायण मङ्गलम्

श्रियासहप्रमोदाय वेदनारायणाय ते ।
सियाट्टिल् वासिने भूयात् नित्यश्रीर्नित्य मङ्गलम् ॥ (१)
Śiyāsahapramodāya vedanārāyaṇāya te
siyāṭṭil vāsine bhUyāt nityaŚĪr nitya maṅgalam ॥ (1) `
 
To the Supreme who delights devotees in the loving company of MahalakmĪ  who has manifested  in the form of  Vedanārāyaṇa
To the Lord residing in sacred Seattle, to thee all auspiciousness forever.

जय जय श्रीराधे

Sunday, July 9, 2017

श्रीव्यास वन्दनम्

चतुर्वेदस्वरूपाय   श्रीमतेधर्ममूर्तये ।
ज्ञानभक्त्यवताराय व्यासाचार्याय वन्दनम् ॥
जय जय श्रीराधे 

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

WHO ARE THE GREAT SANSKRIT DRAMATISTS ?

The following are the great Sanskrit dramatists:-

  • Asvaghosha
  • Bhasa
  • Kalidasa
  • Sudraka
  • Bhavabhuti
  • Visakhadatta
  • Bhatta Narayana
  • Murari
  • Rajasekhara
  • Bhimata
  • Kshemisvara 

Saturday, June 24, 2017

WHAT ARE THE VARIOUS NAMES FOR THE TERM “YAJNA” ?

The following are the various names for the term “Yajna” which means a Vedic Sacrifice-     

  • ·       Yajna:
  • ·       Vena:
  • ·       Adhvara:
  • ·       Medha:
  • ·       Vidatha:
  • ·       Narya:
  • ·       Savanam
  • ·       Hotra
  • ·       Ishti:
  • ·       Devatata
  • ·       Makha:
  • ·       Vishnu:
  • ·       Indu:
  • ·       Gharma: 
   जय जय श्रीराधे 

Friday, June 23, 2017

WHAT ARE THE UTENSILS, IMPLEMENTS AND DRAVYAS USED IN THE PERFORMANCE OF SOMA YAGA?

The following are the important utensils,  implements and dravyas that are generally used in the performance of Soma Yaga:-
  • ·       Abhisavana phalaka
  • ·       Abhri
  • ·       Agnihotrahavani
  • ·       Ajyam
  • ·       Ajyasthali
  • ·       Anvaharyasthali
  • ·       Arani
  • ·       Asandi
  • ·       Asida
  • ·       Camasa
  • ·       Caru
  • ·       Catushpatra
  • ·       Darbha
  • ·       Daru Patra
  • ·       Dasapavitra
  • ·       Dhavitra
  • ·       Dohana
  • ·       Dronakalasa
  • ·       Drsad
  • ·       Graha
  • ·       Ida Patra
  • ·       Idhmam
  • ·       Juhu
  • ·       Kalasa
  • ·       Kapala
  • ·       Krishnajina
  • ·       Kurca
  • ·       Madanti
  • ·       Mahavira
  • ·       Meksana
  • ·       Musala
  • ·       Pariplu
  • ·       Patra
  • ·       Phalaka
  • ·       Pinvana
  • ·       Pistapatri
  • ·       Pistodvapani
  • ·       Pranita
  • ·       Pranita Pranayana
  • ·       Proksani
  • ·       Purnapatra
  • ·       Purodasa
  • ·       Sakata
  • ·       Samya
  • ·       Sannayya Tappani
  • ·       Sapha
  • ·       Satpatra
  • ·       Somalata
  • ·       Sphya
  • ·       Sruk
  • ·       Sruva
  • ·       Sthali
  • ·       Surpa
  • ·       Ulukhala
  • ·       Upabhrt
  • ·       Upala
  • ·       Upavesa
  • ·       Vasordhara
  • ·       Vighana mudghara
  • ·       Yoktra
  • ·       Yupa
जय जय श्रीराधे

WHAT ARE THE THREE AGNI USED IN SRAUTA SACRIFICES?

The following are the three Agni used in Srauta Sacrifices:-
(1) Garhapatya
(2) Ahavaniya
(3) Dakshinagni
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WHAT ARE THE SEVEN SOMAYAGAS?

The seven Somayagas are as follows:-
(1) Agnishtoma
(2) Atyagnishtoma
(3) Ukthya
(4) Sodasi
(5) Vajapeya
(6) Atiratra
(7) Aptoryama
जय जय श्रीराधे