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Re: Quotes from Shankaracharya's
« Reply #375 on: August 06, 2015, 01:09:13 PM »


Kanchi Paramacharya on Role of Salt in diet

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« Reply #376 on: August 06, 2015, 10:55:14 PM »
மன அமைதிக்கு வழி

* நாள் முழுவதும் இயந்திரங்களுடன் வேலை செய்வதால் நாமும் இயந்திரம் போல் ஆகிவிட்டோம். நம் மனதில் எப்போதும் அமைதியோ, தெளிவோ இருப்பதில்லை. அலுவலகம் சென்று வந்ததும் களைத்துப்போய் தூங்கி விடுகிறோம் அல்லது பொழுது போக்குகிறோம். தரமான நல்ல புத்தகங்களை படிக்கக் கூட நினைப்பதில்லை.

* பெரும்பாலான மனிதர்கள் வாழ்வின் பெரும்பகுதியை பொருள் தேடுவதிலேயே கழித்துவிடுகிறார்கள். இன்னும் சிலர், வாழ்வின் நோக்கமே பொருள் சேர்ப்பது மட்டுமே என்று கூட நினைக்கிறார்கள். மனம் பற்றிய சிந்தனையோ, அது ஒழுங்காக இருந்தால் தான் நிம்மதியாக வாழ முடியும் என்ற அக்கறையோ நமக்கு இருப்பதில்லை.

* அன்றாடம் காலையில் எழுந்தவுடன் உடல் தூய்மைக்காக குளியல் செய்கிறோம். ஆனால், மனத்தூய்மைக்கும், நிம்மதியான வாழ்க்கைக்கும், நல்லவர்களின் சேர்க்கை மிக அவசியம். அப்போது தான் அவர்களுடைய வாசனையால் நமக்கும் ஆண்டவனின் நினைப்பு உண்டாகும். நோய் வந்தால் மருத்துவர் உதவி தேவைப்படுவதுபோல, கவலைப்படும் மனம் அமைதி பெற ஒரே வழி பிரார்த்தனை மட்டும் தான்.

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Re: Quotes from Shankaracharya's
« Reply #377 on: August 07, 2015, 10:21:48 AM »
Kanchi Paramacharya on the meaning of "Upavasam"

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Re: Quotes from Shankaracharya's
« Reply #378 on: August 08, 2015, 06:16:39 PM »
Kanchi Paramacharya On Fasting Rules according to Dharma Shastras

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Re: Quotes from Shankaracharya's
« Reply #379 on: August 08, 2015, 09:47:19 PM »
"மஹா பெரியவாளின் பொன் வரிகள்"

?மதத்தை பற்றித் தெரிந்துகொண்டால் அது சோறு போடுமா?? என்று கேள்வி கேட்கிற நிலைமை இன்று இருப்பது ரொம்ப அவமானம். ?அத்யயனம் [வேதப்பயிற்சி] சாப்பாடு போடுமா என்று கேட்காதே! நாம் சாப்பிடுவதும் உயிர் வாழ்வதும் அத்யயனம் பண்ணத்தான் என்று ஆக்கிக் கொள்ளு? என்று சாஸ்திரம் சொல்லியிருக்கிறது. காரணம் கேட்காமல் சாஸ்திரங்களைத் தெரிந்துகொள் என்கிறது.

இப்படிக் காரணம் கேட்காமல் படிக்கவேண்டும் என்று சொல்லியிருக்கிற மதத்தில் குழந்தை பிறந்தவுடன் நம்முடைய வித்தையை அறிய முடியாமல் கத்தரித்துவிடுகிறோம்! லெளகிக வித்தையை எடுத்தவுடன் வாசிக்கச் செய்கிறோம். பால்யப் பருவத்திலிருந்தே குழந்தைகளுக்கு ஆஸ்திக புத்தி வரும்படி நாம் பழக்கலாம். இந்த விஷயங்களைத் தவிர மற்ற விஷயங்களில் குழந்தைகளுக்காக எவ்வளவோ செலவு செய்கிறோம். ஒரு தகப்பனார், தம்முடைய குழந்தைக்கு உபநயனம் செய்வதாயிருந்தால் டாம்பீக அம்சங்களுக்காக நூற்றுக் கணக்கில் செலவழிக்கிறார்.அந்தச் செலவில் பத்தில் ஒரு பங்கு உபநயனத்திற்காக ஏற்பட்ட காரியத்தில் செலவழித்து, அந்தப் பையனை நல்ல பிரம்மசாரியாக உருவாக்கினால் நம்முடைய மதநம்பிக்கை போகாது. உபநயன வைபவத்தின் செலவைவிட உபநயன லக்ஷ்யத்திற்காகச் செலவு செய்வது விசேஷம். இந்த விஷயங்களில் பிரைவேட் டியூஷன் வைத்து குழந்தைகளுக்குச் சொல்லி வைக்கவேண்டும். அந்த விஷயங்களை அறிந்த வாத்தியார் மட்டும் ஏன் ஒருவித லாபமும் இன்றி இருக்க வேண்டும்? அவருக்கும் உபயோகமாக இருக்கும். மத விஷயங்கள் பால்யத்திலேயே தெரிந்திருந்தால் ஸந்தேஹமே வராது. நம் மதத்துக்கு ஆதாரமான புஸ்தகமே இன்னதென்று தெரியாத கேவல நிலை வராது.

அப்படி படிக்காததனால் பலவித அபிப்பிராயங்கள் நம்மவர்களிடத்தில் இருக்கின்றன. ஒருவர் ஆஸ்திகராக இருக்கிறார். வேறொருவர் நாஸ்திகராக இருக்கிறார். மற்றொருவர் பக்தி இல்லாமல் வெறும் கர்மாநுஷ்டானம் மட்டும் செய்கிறார். வேறொருவர் அநுஷ்டானமின்றி பக்தி மட்டும் பண்ணிக்கொண்டு இருக்கிறார். இவர்களுக்குள் ஒருவருக்கொருவர் அபிப்பிராய பேதங்கள் ஏகப்பட்ட விதமாக இருக்கின்றன. இதற்காகச் சண்டை வேறு! ஸந்தேஹங்களோ ஆயிரக்கணக்கில் இருக்கின்றன. மதப்படிப்பை இளம் பருவத்திலேயே படித்திருந்தால் எல்லாருடைய அபிப்பிராயமும் ஒன்றாக இருக்கும். ஸந்தேஹம் இருக்காது. மதப்படிப்பைப் படிக்கிற மற்ற மதங்களில் இத்தனை கக்ஷிகள் இல்லை என்பதைப் பிரத்யக்ஷமாகப் பார்க்கிறோம்.

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Re: Quotes from Shankaracharya's
« Reply #380 on: August 26, 2015, 07:44:26 AM »
Wed 26 Aug 2015 is a very auspicious day .According to Kanchi Mahaswamigal "?Of the twenty-seven Yogas, one is named Ayushman. Of the eleven Karanas, one is the called the Bhava. Among the week days, the Sowmya Vaasaram refers to a Wednesday. When ?the Ayushman Yoga and the Bhava Karana?occur together on a Wednesday -Sowmya vasaram, , that day is said to be shlagya-very auspicious day. " . That is the essecnce of blessing people "dheerga ayushman bhava" . Not all days have this rare coincidence of Yoga , Karana , Wednesday . Now this is happening on Wed Aug26th 2015 .Incidentally or coincidentally, that day is ekadasi too.Whatever our prayers are will be answered. Hope everyone gets this message today so that you can spend enough time in the puja room on this special day?.Let us pray our gurus/ Kula Deivam ,Ishta Deivam to bless us with all the spiritual growth we all need. Let us not ask any material benefits ? let us ask for His grace, blessings to elevate us spiritually!

For more about this kindly refer the following 2 links :


Rare day ? Please read
https://mahaperiyavaa.wordpress.com/2015/08/24/rare-day-please-read/


What does Dirgha AyushmAn bhavah mean?

https://mahaperiyavaa.wordpress.com/2012/07/13/what-does-dirgha-ayushman-bhavah-me
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Re: Quotes from Shankaracharya's
« Reply #381 on: September 21, 2015, 08:20:48 PM »
> A Russian Scientist?s experience with Kanchi Maha Periyava & <<

A Russian Scientist?s experience with Kanchi Maha Periava Many years ago, some Russian scholars had come to Chennai for a research on Hindu culture. Maha Swami was then camping at Mylapore and so they had darshan of Him and took many photographs of Him. They gave the photographs to the Russian Ancient Culture Academy in Russia also.

In 1987, Russia held a festival of Indian Culture in the Soviet Cultural Academy in Chennai. Dr.Padma Subramanyam (PS) gave a lecture on Bharatham, Kutchipidi, etc. Then, she was invited to Russia, where she met Prof.Ribakov, who was the chief of Russian Scientific Academy and Russian Ancient Culture Institute.

She was surprised to see a portrait of Maha Periava in his room. When asked, he said it was given by a friend who had visited Him in Chennai and he also wanted to meet Him and clarify a few doubts. Subsequently, he came to Chennai and Dr.PS accompanied him to Kanchipuram. But, Maha Swami was down with fever and the sishyas said they cannot meet Him. They were disappointed and didn't know what to do.

Just then another sishya came to them and said that Periava asked them to come in. They went in, and Prof.Ribakov and Periava kept looking at each other for a while. Then, Dr.PS asked the Prof to clarify his doubts. But the Prof said that all his doubts have already been clarified.

Now comes the best part. Periava asked 'Russians speak their language mixed with Sanskrit, but in Northern Russia do they speak the language without any mix of Sanskrit?' Ribakov was surprised and said 'yes'.
Then Periava said, ' you say Russia now. In the ancient times it was known as Rishivarsham. You know why? That is where Rishis like Yagnavalkiyar were running a Vedic Research Center. Then he spoke about the history of Russia at length. Then the Prof said that he wanted to become a Hindu.

Periava said 'you already are'. But the Prof insisted on a Hindu name for him. Periava laughed and said ' he has grey beard like Rishis. So, from now on his name is Rishi'.

Well, that Rishi, runs a branch of Ramakrishna mutt in Moscow now...
Let us all remember this great Mahan who lived only for our sake to teach us how we should lead our lives!
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Re: Quotes from Shankaracharya's
« Reply #382 on: September 24, 2015, 08:26:27 AM »
Swami Dayananda attained Samadhi on Wed 23 Sept night at 10.15 pm by the Banks of Ganga in his Ashram in Rishikesh . Though he does not belong to any Shankarachara Order , he did an extraordinary work in preserving and giving more clarity and freshness to Adi Shankara's works - especially his commnetaries on the Bhagvad Gita , the Upanishads and the Brahmasutras and in honor of the same Sringeri Achraya Sri Bharati Teertha Mahaswamigal gave the  first Adi Shankarcharya award of the Peetham to Swami Dayananda Saraswati who has strived for  hoisting  the flag of Advaita  Vedanta and keeping the  teaching tradition alive . I am sharing this Totaka Ashtakam as a tribute to Swami Dayananda on his Samadhi .


Totka  Ashtakam

Totka  Ashtakam eight verses composed in honor of Adi ShankarAchArya by one of his chief disciple Sri Totaka Achraya .


 The hymn is so called because it has been composed in the difficult but beautiful meter called toTaka.
There is an interesting history associated with this stotra . Anandagiri
was one of the less scholarly disciples living with Shankara at Sringeri.
But Giri, as he was called, was extremely devoted to the AchArya . Giri
would always engage himself in the service of his Guru . Once it so
happened  that Shankara was about to begin his usual morning discourse
on the upanishads and the other disciples started reciting the shAnti
pATha . But Giri was absent because he had gone to the river to wash his
Guru's clothes . So Shankara asked the other disciples to wait for Giri's
return . But PadmapAda, who was obviously proud of his erudition, said,
``Giri is a dull fellow . He really does not deserve to learn the shAstras.
What is the point in waiting for him to join us?''
Shankara decided to humble the pride of PadmapAda and other disciples.
Out of sheer compassion for Giri, the AchArya blessed him with the
knowledge of the shAstras, making use of supernatural powers to do so.
As a result, Giri became a learned scholar instantaneously . Returning
from the river, he composed the toTakAShTaka, eight verses in praise
of his Guru . The other disciples were struck with wonder to hear him
extemporaneously compose the aShTaka in the difficult meter . Giri also
composed another work, again in the toTaka meter, called the
ShrutisArasamuddharaNa . Due to the grace of the Guru, Giri became
a knower of all scriptures, and he earned the respect of PadmapAda and
other disciples . He came to be known as toTakAchArya, because he was
an adept in composing verses in the toTaka meter . He became one of Shankara's
four most important disciples, and was later entrusted with running the
JyotirmaTh at BadriNath .

Here is MS Subbhalakshmi's Devotional Rendering of the same and below it is given the Transliteration and Translation of the same

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UOEj3vFuGE


viditAkhilashAstrasudhAjaladhe mahitopaniShat kathitArthanidhe |
hRRidaye kalaye vimalaM charaNaM bhava sha~Nkara deshika me sharaNam || 1||



O knower of the nectar-ocean of the scriptures, the expounder of the
knowledge of the great upanishadic treasure! I meditate on Your pure lotus
feet in my heart . O Preceptor Shankara, be my refuge.

karuNAvaruNAlaya pAlaya mAM bhavasAgaraduHkhavidUnahRRidam |
rachayAkhiladarshanatattvavidaM bhava sha~Nkara deshika me sharaNam || 2||



Save me whose heart is afflicted by the misery of the ocean of births,
O (You who are) the ocean of compassion! (By Your grace) make me the
knower of the truths of all the systems of philosophy .  O Preceptor Shankara,
be my refuge.

bhavatA janatA suhitA bhavitA nijabodhavichAraNa chArumate |
kalayeshvarajIvavivekavidaM bhava sha~Nkara deshika me sharaNam || 3||



The people have found happiness due to You, who have the intellect adept in
the inquiry into Self-knowledge . Make me understand the knowledge of God
and the soul . O Preceptor Shankara, be my refuge.

bhava eva bhavAniti me nitarAM samajAyata chetasi kautukitA |
mama vAraya mohamahAjaladhiM bhava sha~Nkara deshika me sharaNaM  || 4||



You are Lord Shiva Himself . Knowing this my mind is filled with an
abundance of joy . Put an end to my sea of delusion . O Preceptor Shankara,
be my refuge.

sukRRite | adhikRRite bahudhA bhavato bhavitA samadarshanalAlasatA |
atidInamimaM paripAlaya mAM bhava sha~Nkara deshika me sharaNam || 5||



Only after numerous virtuous deeds have been performed in many
ways, does a keen desire for the experience of Brahman through You arise.
Protect (me who am) extremely helpless . O Preceptor Shankara, be my refuge.

jagatImavituM kalitAkRRitayo vicharanti mahAmahasashChalataH |
ahimAMshurivAtra vibhAsi guro bhava sha~Nkara deshika me sharaNam || 6||



For the sake of saving the world, (Your) great (disciples) wander assuming
various forms and guises . O Guru, You shine like the sun (among them).
O Preceptor Shankara, be my refuge.

gurupu~Ngava pu~Ngavaketana te samatAmayatAM nahi ko | api sudhIH |
sharaNAgatavatsala tattvanidhe bhava sha~Nkara deshika me sharaNam || 7||



O Best among the Gurus! The Lord whose flag bears the emblem of the
bull! You have no equal among the wise . You who are affectionate to those
who seek refuge! The treasure of truth! O Preceptor Shankara, be my refuge.

viditA na mayA vishadaikakalA na cha ki~nchana kA~nchanamasti guro |
drutameva vidhehi kRRipAM sahajAM bhava sha~Nkara deshika me sharaNam || 8||


I have neither understood even one branch of knowledge clearly, nor do I
possess any wealth, O Guru . Quickly bestow on me the compassion which is
natural to You . O Preceptor Shankara, be my refuge.
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Re: Quotes from Shankaracharya's
« Reply #383 on: September 24, 2015, 11:32:27 AM »

Bho Shambho Shiva Shambho (Bho Shambo) 
 Bho Shambo Siva Shambho is a beautiful Lord Shiva devotional song composed by Sri Swami Dayananda Saraswati( who attained Samadhi on Wed 23 Sept 2015 night at this Rishikesh Ashram )  in Revathi Raaga and Adi Taala. The exact date on which he composed this song is not known but it was composed on the Banks of Mother Ganga where his present Ashram is situated and that has a very beautiful view of the Ganges flowing .

Here is a devotional rendering of the Bho Shambo song by Maharajapuram Santhanam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYFRP0Ki1rw

Here are the lyrics & meaning of Bho Shambho Shiva Shambho devotional song.

भो शम्भो शिव शम्भो स्वयंभो (= भु शम्भु शिव शम्भु स्वयम्भु )
bhO shambhO shiva shambhO svayambhO
being from whom all grace happens, Shiva, self-born
गङ्गाधर शंकर करुणाकर मामव भवसागर तारक
gangAdhara shankara karuNAkara mAmava bhavasAgar tAraka
source of the Ganges, the one who blesses (prefix शम् verb कृ ), he who is compassionate,  the boatman to cross the ocean of worldly existence
निर्गुण परब्रम्ह स्वरूप गमागम भूत प्रपन्च रहित
nirguNa parabramha swarUpa gamAgama bhUta prapancha rahita
supreme being who is attribute-less, who is beyond the past, present, the future and this world of five senses/five elements
निज गुह निहित नितान्त अनन्त आनन्द अतिशय अक्षय लिङ्ग
nija guha nihita nitAnta ananta Ananda atishaya akshaya linga
lives in depths of my heart yet in absolute infinity, blissful, unmatched, an eternal symbol
धिमित धिमित धिमि धिमिकिट किटतोम
dhimita dhimita dhimi dhimikiTa kiTatOm
rhythmic sounds of dance
तोम तोम तरिकिट तरिकिट किटतोम
tom tom tarikiTa tarikitA kiTatom
rhythmic sounds of dance
मतङ्ग मुनिवर वन्दित ईश
matanga munivara vandita Isha
Lord who is worshipped by the sage Matanga  (Matanga wrote a treatise on Indian music circa 6AD)
सर्व दिगम्बर वेष्टित वेष
sarva digambara vEshTita vEsha
he who is clothed in ?sky? = naked
नित्य निरञ्जन नित्य नटेश
nitya niranjana nitya naTesha
the one who is eternal, the cosmic dancer
ईश सबेष सर्वेश
Isha sabEsha sarvEsha
Lord, Lord of the stage, the Lord of the world

Shiva Shambho Swayambho
Shiva Shambo Swayambho
Shiva Shambho Swayambho
Shiva Shambhoooooo Swayambhooooooo
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Re: Quotes from Shankaracharya's
« Reply #384 on: September 24, 2015, 09:47:39 PM »


Sringeri Jagadguru Sri Bharati Teerta Mahaswamigal  on Pujya Swamiji Sri  Dayananda Saraswati

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnEFWDAOeZ4
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« Reply #385 on: September 25, 2015, 07:03:09 PM »
One need not sit idle until the competence to study Vedanta has been secured. Chanting at least a single verse of Sri Adi Shankaracharya?s everyday will bring about great results.- Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamigal
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« Reply #386 on: October 12, 2015, 08:01:05 PM »
Since Navrathri is going to start from tomorrow i.e Tue 13 Oct 2015 ,I wish to share from Sri Kanchi Paramacharya's life  a wonderful incident about how his  simple advice to a person in distress to revive  the keeping of Kolu ( Golu ) in the family brought lot of blessings to his family and removed his distress .The festivals , fasts and rituals of Hindu Dharma have very deep significance and  many families and individuals have stopped many of these fasts and festivals either due to ignorance or due to pressure of modern day living or simply dismissing them as just mindless rituals but if we really understand the spirit behind them and try to follow them to the best of our family we can see them showering their blessings as the following incident from Kanchi Mahaswamigal's life illustrates .Kindly go through the link of the same to understand urself .Wishing everyone a Happy Navarathari .May the Mother Goddess bless all of you with a long and healthy life , abundant prosperity and peace of mind .
http://creative.sulekha.com/kanchi-paramacharya-s-mercy_601434_blog
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« Reply #387 on: October 15, 2015, 10:39:32 AM »

   
SRI LALITHA STOTRA NAMAVALI ( Slected 108 names from Sri Lalitha Sahasrnamam by His Holiness  Sringeri Jagadguru Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswami

   
http://vishuji.org/namavali.htm
Introduction

The Divine Mother is the Creatrix. The Worlds come out of her, have their sustenance for a while, and then subside into her. She is the backdrop on which the evanascent world or play of the world goes on. She is Wisdom, Bliss and consciousness Incarnate. The Brahman, the Eternal Witness, is neither male nor female nor neutral.

He is the ear of the ear, mind of the mind, the speech of the speech, the eye of the eye, and life of life. The executory power of the Brahman is the Divine Mother, known as Tripurasundari, Bhuvaneswari, Mahalakshmi, Mahasaraswati, Durga, Gauri and so on, not to speak of the masculine forms, such as Siva, Vishnu, Ganesha etc.

The various powers, functions, forms, qualities and manifestations are described in these 108 names (Ashtothara Namavali) selected by His Holiness Jagadguru Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswami. Longevity, health, progency, education, enchantment, fame, prosperity - all accrue to one who recites the Sri Lalita Stotra Namavali.

Start with the Aachamaniyam :

Achytaya namaha ??????????. Damodara

Ganapati Dhyanam :

Om Shuklam Bharadharam Vishnum ?????????. Upashanth aye.

Pranayam :

Om boohu, om bhuvaha ??????.. Bhur Bhuvasuvarom.

Sankalpam :

Mamopaatha Samastha ????????Prithyartham Shri Lalita Maha Tripurasundari prasada Sidhyarthey, Shri Lalita Stotra Namavali Paarayanam ( or archanam ) karishyey.

Namavali :

Om Sri Maatrey Namaha
Om Deva karya Samudyathaayey Namaha
Om Devarshi gana samghaatha Sthuyamaana atma vaibhavayey Namaha
Om Bhaktha Sowbhagya daayinyey Namaha
Om Bhakthi Priyayey Namaha
Om Bhaya pahaayey Namaha
Om Raaga mathanyey Namaha
Om Mada naashinyey Namaha
Om Moha naashinyey Namaha
Om Mamatahantrayey Namaha

( 10 )

Om Paapa nashinyey Namaha
Om Krodha shamanyey Namaha
Om Lobha naashinyey Namaha
Om Shamsayaghnayey Namaha
Om Bhava naashinyey Namaha
Om Mruthyu Mathanyey Namaha
Om Durgaayey Namaha
Om Dukkha hantrayey Namaha
Om Sukha pradhaayey Namaha
Om Dushta Dooraayey Namaha

( 20 )

Om Duraachaara Samanyey Namaha
Om Dosha Varjithaayey Namaha
Om Sarvagnyayey Namaha
Om Samaanaadhika Varjithaayey Namaha
Om Sarva mantra swarupiney Namaha
Om Sarva yantra Atmikaayey Namaha
Om Sarva tantra rupayey Namaha
Om Maha Lakshmayey Namaha
Om Maha paathaka Naashinyey Namaha
Om Maha thripura sundaryey Namaha

( 30 )

Om Charaachara Jagannaathaayey Namaha
Om Parvathyey Namaha
Om Shrusti kartriyey Namaha
Om Gopatriyey Namaha
Om Samhaarinyey Namaha
Om Thiro dhaana Karyey Namaha
Om Anugraha daayey Namaha
Om Aaabrahma kita jananyey Namaha
Om Varna ashrama vidhyaayinyey Namaha
Om Nijaagna rupa nigamaayey Namaha

( 40 )

Om Punyaapunya phala pradaayey Namaha
Om Raakshasaghnayey Namaha
Om karunaarasa sagaraayey Namaha
Om veda vedhyaayey Namaha
Om Sadaachara pravarthikayey Namaha
Om Sadyaha Prasaadinyey Namaha
Om Shivankaryey Namaha
Om Shishte Shtaayey Namaha
Om Shiste pujithayey Namaha
Om Gayatryey Namaha

( 50 )

Om Nihi seema mahimney Namaha
Om Samastha Bhakta Sukhadaayey Namaha
Om Punya Labhyayayey Namaha
Om Bandha mochanyey Namaha
Om Sarva vyaadhi prashamanyey Namaha
Om Sarva mruthyu nivaarinyey Namaha
Om Kali kalmasha naashiney Namaha
Om Nitya truptaayey Namaha
Om Maithryaadi Vaasanaa labhyaayey Namaha
Om Hrudayasthaayey Namaha

( 60 )

Om Daitya Hantrayey Namaha
Om Guru Murthyayey Namaha
Om Gomaatrey Namaha
Om Kaivalyapada Daayinyey Namaha
Om Trijagad Vandhyaayey Namaha
Om Vaagadheeswaryey Namaha
Om Jnana Daayey Namaha
Om Sarva Vedanta Samvedyaayey Namaha
Om Yogadaayey Namaha
Om Nirdvaitaayey Namaha

( 70 )

Om Dvaita Varjitaayey Namaha
Om Annadaayey Namaha
Om Vasudaayey Namaha
Om Bhashaa rupaayey Namaha
Om Sukha aradhyaayey Namaha
Om Raja Rajeswaryey Namaha
Om Saamrajya Daayinyey Namaha
Om Sarvaartha Daatriyey Namaha
Om Satchitananda Rupinyey Namaha
Om Saraswathyey Namaha

( 80 )

Om Dakshinaa murthi Rupinyey Namaha
Om Sanakaadhi Samaaraadhyaayey Namaha
Om Nama Paraayana preethaayey Namaha
Om Mithya jagat Adhisthaanaayey Namaha
Om Swarga apavarga daayey Namaha
Om Paramantra vibhedinyey Namaha
Om Sarvaanthar yaminyey Namaha
Om Janma Mrutyu Jara Tapta Jana Vishraanthi Daayinyey Namaha
Om Sarvopanishad Udghushtaayey Namaha
Om Leelaa Vigraha Dharinyey Namaha

( 90 )

Om Ajaayey Namaha
Om Kshaya Vinir muktaayey Namaha
Om Kshipra Prasaadinyey Namaha
Om Samsaara panka Nirmagna Samuddhaarana Panditaayey Namaha
Om Dhana Dhaanya Vivardhinyey Namaha
Om Tattvamartha Swarupinyey Namaha
Om Sarvaapat Vinivaarinyey Namaha
Om Swabhaava Madhuraayey Namaha
Om Sadaa tushtaayey Namaha Om Dharma Vardhinyey Namaha

( 100 )

Om Suvasinyey Namaha
Om Suvasinyarchana preetaayey Namaha
Om Vanchitaartha Pradhayinyey Namaha
Om Avyaja Karunaamurthaye Namaha
Om Ajnaana Dhwanta Dipikaayey Namaha
Om Aabala Gopa Vidhithaayey Namaha
Om Sarva Anullanghya Shasaanaayey Namaha
Om Lalithaambikaayey Namaha

( 108 )

*** OM ***

Naivedyam : (fruits, coconut, paayasam)

Offer prasadam to the Goddess.
Om praanaya swaha, Om apaanaya swaha ???
????..Om Brahmaney swaha

Mangala Neerajanam :

Light up the camphor, show it to the Goddess.

Om Shri Lalita maha tripura Sundariyey namaha.
Karpoora neeraajanam samarpayaami
Mangala neeraajanam samarpayaami

 

   
   
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« Reply #388 on: October 30, 2015, 05:29:06 PM »
Sringeri Jagadguru on What to do if no time for Puja or Nitya Karma

Excerpt from the book: Sanatana Dharma Vol. 1
Chapter 11 Dharma is eternal and unchanging
Page 75-77


Today many people lament: ?Swamiji, we are not in a position to put into practice the principles ordained by the sastras. Times have changed. In the past people led a leisurely life. They used to indulge in religious pursuits from morning till evening. We have to rush to our offices at 8 AM in the morning. How can we take up religious practices, like in the past?? They request me to frame a new set of principles to suit the present day situation. In their opinion, rules framed by the Jagadguru would be accepted by all and would be valued.

I told them that Sri Adi Sankaracharya did not establish the Peethas to stipulate new sets of rules and procedures. He established these Peethas to guide the people, to encourage them and ensure that they abided by the Sastras. It is thus impossible, to change the sastras.

They persist, saying it is not possible to follow the guidelines laid down in the sastras. This is only due to the poor understanding of what is prescribed in the sastras. What do the sastras prescribe?

It is prescribed that we offer worship both in the morning and in the evening. If an elaborate worship is not possible owing to some constraints the sastras prescribe a shorter method of worship as a solution. Why is this not being adopted?

It is prescribed that you should chant the Gayatree mantra 1008 times during the sandhyavandana. If this is not possible it suggests that the mantra be chanted at least 108 times. If, even this is not possible it suggests that you chant the mantra at least 32 times.

The sastras suggest both, mukhyakalpa and anukalpa. lf you follow mukhyakalpa you have to chant the mantra 1008 times. If it is not possible to follow mukhyakalpa you may follow anukalpa and chant the Gayatree mantra only 108 times. What you are asking is - If there is a means by which sandhyavandana can be totally avoided. I am emphatically saying that it is not possible. It is my firm opinion; if it is not possible to chant the Gayatree mantra 1008 times, chant it 108 times; even if that is not possible chant it atleast 32 times, but do not give up sandhyavandana.

If you cannot perform worship in an elaborate manner, chanting Rudra and chamaka, perform it at least in a brief manner, chanting only the purushasookta.

lt would be sheer escapism if you say that even this is not possible.You have time for reading the news papers, for watching the television serials and all other activities. If you say you do not have time only for chanting the Gayatree mantra 108 times it would only amount to escapism. It is a lame excuse given to cover, your lack of interest and faith.
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« Reply #389 on: November 25, 2015, 02:17:09 PM »

Soundarya Laharai - An excellent resource on Adi Shankara's Soundarya Lahari

One shloka per post in Devanagiri with transliteration and meaning in Tamil and English . Beneficial results of reciting each shloka , reference from Abhirami Andadhi , Sri Lalitha Sahasranamam and also from Kanchi Paramacharya's discourse from Ra Ganapathi's Deivathin Kural
http://isatsang.blogspot.in/2014/12/soundarya-lahari-introduction.html
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