Questions tagged [shloka]

A couplet of Sanskrit verse, especially one in which each line contains sixteen syllables.

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Why the “Karpuragauram karunavtaaram..” shloka is recited before any aarti?

I think it is noticeable that before any aarti this shlok is recited before the start of aarti. my question is, is there any reason behind it and is it also happening from past. https://en.wikipedia....
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How many shlokas are there in Valmiki Ramayana?

Bibek Debroy in the article 10 Sanskrit texts everyone must read says: Valmiki Ramayana - Valmiki was the first Sanskrit poet. He invented the shloka. In roughly 25,000 shlokas, this is the first ...
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What is the origin of the shloka sādhūnāṃ darśanaṃ puṇyaṃ

Which scripture has the following shloka? साधूनां दर्शनं पुण्यं स्पर्शनं पापनाशनम् । संभाषणं कोटितीर्थं वन्दनं मोक्षदायकम् ॥ sādhūnāṃ darśanaṃ puṇyaṃ sparśanaṃ pāpanāśanam । saṃbhāṣaṇaṃ koṭitīrthaṃ ...
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What is that sloka which says Tirthas reside in our right ear?

What is that sloka which says Tirthas reside in our right ear? It is said that when we excrete then our whole body becomes impure but even then our right ear remains pure. The reason for this is ...
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Details about the verse: “Tvameva Mata Ca Pita Tvameva”?

There is a famous verse as follows: त्वमेव माता च पिता त्वमेव । त्वमेव बन्धुश्च सखा त्वमेव । त्वमेव विद्या द्रविणम् त्वमेव । त्वमेव सर्वम् मम देव देव ॥ You Truly are my Mother And You Truly are my ...
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What is the origin of the Sloka “Mantraanaam Pallavo Vaaso…”?

The sloka is to be found here. मंत्राणां पल्‍लवो वासो । मंत्राणां प्रणव: शिर: । शिर: पल्‍लव संयुक्तो । कामधुक्‌ भवेत्‌ ।। The meaning: The letters or words in a mantra constitute its body ...
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Origin of कराग्रे वसते लक्ष्मीः (karaagre vasate lakshmi)

One of the most popular and widely used Shloka in Hinduism is कराग्रे वसते लक्ष्मीः करमध्ये सरस्वती । करमूले तु गोविन्दः प्रभाते करदर्शनम् ॥ karAgre vasate lakShmIH kara-madhye sarasvatI ...
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Mantra Rajapada Stotram

Lord Siva penned this stotram on Lord Narasimha and said that if this is recited in the morning, afternoon and evening with devotion they will attain peace, blissful and healthy life.In total there ...
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How can I memorize complex hindu slokas?

I recently got profound interest in learning Hindu slokas. But I am having very hard time memorizing them. How can I do this. The slokas I am trying are AdityaHridayam, Suryashtakam, BhagavadGita, ...
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Hymn or slokas for eliminating evil thoughts and cultivation positive and good thoughts?

I came to know by chanting "Aditya Hrudayam" slokas we can win over enemies and get good friends. I would like to eliminate negative thoughts, ideas, emotions in our mind and stop generation of those(...
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References for a Shloka on speech

I was looking for various prescriptive Shlokas on the speech of a person. Came across this one with no references mentioned: प्रियवाक्य प्रदानेन सर्वे तुष्यन्ति जन्तवः तस्मात् तथैव कर्तव्यं ...
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Finding (source/original) Shlokas in the RigVeda

This website provides the following translation of the Shlokas from the RigVeda: "He made this Earth fixed by different devices like hills and mountains in shape of pegs but it still rotates . ...
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Which scripture contains the famous Ganesha Sloka “Vakratunda Mahakaya…”?

The following Sloka(in bold ) is probably the most popular among all Ganapaty Slokas "Vakratunda Mahaakaaya Surya Koti Samaprabha Nirvighnam Kuru Me Deva sarva Karyesu Sarvada". Meaning:O ...
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Which scripture is the source of the verse 'Chamakam Namakam Chaiva Purusha Suuktam…?'

Found at the bottom of this page, the sloka (verse) reads: Chamakam Namakam caiva purusa suktam tathaiva ca | Nityam trayam prayunjano Brahmaloke mahiyate || Meaning: He whoever recites ...
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Why is the Sloka “Suklambaradharam Vishnum…” used as Ganapaty Dhyanam when it is clearly a Dhyana Sloka for Lord Vishnu?

As is well known, before starting any ritual Lord Ganapaty (also known as Vighneswaram,or the Lord of obstacles) is invoked first. Usually, almost everywhere, the following Sloka(in bold) is used ...
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Who was Sri Vathsa Somadeva Sharma and how valid are the following shortcut mantras/slokas?

Several short Slokas/Mantras are found on this page and they are said to be compiled by Sri Vatsha Somadeva Sharma. The mantras are shortcut ways of solving various day to day problems and are also ...
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What does gita anvay yog samanvay mean?

I came across this verse via a speech I heard at a temple. And I would like to know more about this sentence or verse or something describe about What I have understood till now is that Geeta anvay ...
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Does the shloka 'ahiṃsā paramo dharma' or excerpt appear in Mahabharata?

Ahimsa paramo dharma, is it taken from Mahabharata? Many sources over internet say so and claim that it is a half-truth and the remaining half is Himsa dharma tadaivacha. Is it true? Who is the ...
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From which Hindu text the following slokha has been taken?

The slokha is "Avasyam anubhogthavyam kritham karma subha asubham; naa bhugtham ksheeyathe karma kalpa koti sathairapi" Is it from vedas or puranas or any other text?
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What is the source of this (Kayena vacha…) text? or Where does it come from?

I am talking about the following shloka (posting it in Sanskrit and English): कायेन वाचा मनसेन्द्रियैर्वा बुद्ध्यात्मना वा प्रकृतेः स्वभावात् । करोमि यद्यद् सकलं परस्मै नारायणायेति समर्पयामि ॥...
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In search of an important shloka from Anushasana Parva of Mahabharata

I am in search of an important shloka which is a part of Mahabharata (13th chapter, Anushasana Parva) after Vishnu Sahasranamam and the shloka is about praising rishis, munis, raja rishis, etc., to ...
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Chanting Gayatri mantra

I read that gayatri mantra should be learned from a sage or yogi OR Brahman. I want to start learning gayatri mantra. What is the procedure to follow for this and whom should I contact?
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What is the complete shloka for Vishnu with meaning?

Can you please tell what is complete shloka of Vishnu with meaning that is below Shaantaakaaram bhujagashayanam padmanaabham suresham Vishwaa dharam Gagana Sadrusham Megha Varnam Subhangam ...
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Hayagriva slokam needed

Azhagiya sarasa sanja slokas In this youtube video telling the name of this slokam at 10:55 min to 11:06 min. This slokas will be help for our speech. I need this slokas for improving speech
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Was value of pi really defined in a sloka?

Recently, I watched a video in which the author claims that there is a sloka in praise of Lord Krishna which results in the value of "pi" up to 30 decimal places, in the katapayadi system. Here is the ...

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