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A religious song or poem of praise to God or a god.

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What are the most important mantras/hymn, stotrams and chants for Ram and Krishna?

My parents tell me that Nama Ramayanam (Shuddha-Bramha) is by far the most important hymn for pleasing and worshipping Sri Ram. What are some other hymns, mantras and stotrams dedicated to Shri Ram ...
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What is the Bṛihat-sāma of Sama Veda that the Lord Shree Krishna mentions in BG 11.35 and where can I find it.?

I am looking for this hymn cited by the Lord Shree Krishna. This is not Brihadaranyaka Upanishad, since it is linked to the Yajurveda. Please, help me, I am looking for this.: बृहत्साम तथा साम्नां गा...
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Please help me identify the hymn being sung in this segment

https://youtu.be/ymoKnBGSFGM?feature=shared From 18:27 to 22:46, there is a hymn being sung in what I'm told is the malkauns raga. I hear the phrases 'Niranjana Nirākāra', and 'Dukhha bandhana ...
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Authenticity of Jagannath Ashtakam being a composition of Adi Shankaracharya

As we know a lot of devotional hymns are misattributed to Shankaracharya with Jagannath Ashtakam being one of them. Some hymns are verified by the commentaries on them, some by the writing style and ...
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Which text has this mantra? Abhratrughneem

Which scripture text has this hymn? I've heard it used in South Indian marriages. abhratrughneem varunApatighneem brihaspatE indrAputraghneem lakshamamtAmasmai savitassuvah
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Hymn of lord Shiva by Ma Saraswati

Has devi Saraswati composed any hymn herself on Lord Shiva or on any other deity, if yes please provide a source? This is inspired by the couplet of shiva mahimna stotr
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What is Tvarita Rudra? Where is it found?

Linga Purana (chapter 64) states worship of Lord Shiva done by Parashara using various Vedic Suktas which I also mention in my answer here. The verses are as: अदृश्यंति वशिष्ठं च प्रणम्यारुन्धतीं तत ।...
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What gives the "spiritual - theological authenticity" to modern compositions like Chālīsās & ārtís?

Hanumāna Chālīsā is by far, one of the most popular devotional hymn to a God. It's authorship is credited to Tulsídāsa, although few other sources might also call it as a later interpolated addition ...
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Are Samvada sooktham and aikyamathya sooktham the same?

What is the difference between Samvada sooktha and Aikyamathya sooktha?
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What is the source of this (?) hymn? What does it mean?

I saw a WhatsApp forward about an "extremely difficult poem". It sounded like a hymn to me. My transliteration from the original Malayalam: nrtyadhUrjjaTi ...
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How old is "Om Jai Jagdish Hare"? What are the original lyrics?

I am teaching myself Om Jai Jagdish Hare on Bansuri(flute). What are the official lyrics? Everywhere I see there are slight variations. And some are longer than others. Also, how old are these Hymns?...
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sanskrit mantras and reading doubt? [closed]

i am reading a book and some sanskrit mantras in it is written as 'om namo bhagvate 2 kruna 2 avataram .' what does this 2 means.Thus that mean i have to read the word twice??
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ShoDaSa bAhu NrsiMhASTkam

I am looking for Sanskrit text for Shodasha baahu narasimhashtakam. Which is composed by Vijayendra Teertha of Madhwa line.
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Are these Rigvedic hymns talking about equality of all men or equality among a class of gods?

The blog post Equality In Vedas lists these two hymns from the Rigveda in support of its view that all men are equal. The Vedas teach equality among the people in society. No one is superior or no ...
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Are only the hymns of the Vedas considered apaurusheya, or are the Upanishads considered apaurusheya as well? [duplicate]

I've read multiple times that the Vedas are considered to be without error, and I was wondering whether the same thing is thought of the Upanishads that are often claimed to be part of the Vedas.
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Tatpurusha in Gayathri Mantra

Gayathri mantra dedicated to several gods contains Tatpurusha. For example Shiva Gayathri mantra is Om Tatpurushaya vidmahe Mahadevaya Dhimahi Tanno Rudra prchodayat and Subrahmanya Gayathri Mantra ...
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Meaning of Urdhwaretam in Narayana Sukta

The following mantra appears at the end of Narayana Sukta: ṛtagṃ satyaṃ pa’raṃ brahma puruṣa’ṃ kṛṣṇapiṅga’lam | ūrdhvare’taṃ vi’rūpā’kṣaṃ viśvarū’pāya vai namo nama’ḥ || All the words appearing in ...
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What is the Laghunyasam recited before Sri Rudram? What does it symbolize and represent?

Sri Rudram Laghunyasam The above is a question about the "Why" of Laghunyasam. The time, precautions and reasons. However my question is not the same and I ask for what Laghunyasam symbolizes and ...
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Why did Veda vyasa use agni mantras of rigveda for Durga suktam?

Durga suktam a hymn in mahnarayana upanishad- has only two mantras for devi Durga, one is a gayatri. You can read it's info here The Arya samajis are claiming that the hymn is stolen-interpolated by "...
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What are benefits of samvada sookta?

Sookta are generally for some particular purpose. What are the benefits of samvada sookta ?
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What are the five kind of offerings and vedic hymns Srimad Bhagavatham is referring to?

In this verse from Srimad Bhagavatham 4.7.41, Fire God is praising Narayana. The fire-god said: My dear Lord, I offer my respectful obeisances unto You because by Your favor I am as luminous as ...
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Which Vedic verses describe Saraswati as wife of Brahma?

Does any Vedic sukta call Saraswati as the wife of Brahma-prajapati? Note: This is not a dup. of "Which puranas/upapuranas mention about marriage between Brahma and Saraswati?" which is about ...
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Are there any eulogies and prayers to Brahma?

Brahma is doubtlessly a most important God in Hinduism. He is the Creator of the Universe in the Trinity of Shiva Vishnu Brahma. Just because Shiva banished Brahma's worship, and it is said that ...
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What is the significance of Panchastavi hymn?

Pancha-stavi is a beautiful hymn in praise of goddess tripura. It is important in kashmir school of shaivism. It contains in it many esoteric meanings. Lakshmidhara in his commentary of Saundarya ...
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Is their any Stotra, Stava, Stuti, et cetera for Mohini?

Vishnu manifested into Mohini and gave Devas the ambrosial nectar, and rendered Daityas bereft of Amrita. Then She even cut Rahu Ketu apart. There have always been innumerable Stutis of each ...
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What's the meaning of these verses of 'The Horse' hymn in RigVeda?

Here are the two verses in question from Rigveda Book 1 Hymn 163 यदक्रन्दः परथमं जायमान उद्यन समुद्रादुत वा पुरीषात | शयेनस्य पक्षा हरिणस्य बाहू उपस्तुत्यं महि जातं ते अर्वन || Here's the ...
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Is Shiva Sankalpa Suktam also a Khila Sukta of RigVeda?

Khila Suktas of RigVeda are those Suktas which are associated only in Baskala Shakha of RigVeda and not in Sakala Shakha. For eg. Sri Suktam of RigVeda is also a Khila Sukta. Shiva Sankalpam Sukta is ...
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