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Stotra means praises sung of the deity, to whom it is dedicated.

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English meaning of Dwadash stotra - preenayamo vasudevam by Shri Madhavacharya

Can anyone kindly share the meaning of the preenayamo vasudevam Dwadash stotra composed by Shri Madhavacharya. I am trying to do it manually with online sources but now sure if its correct: This is ...
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Difference between stotra and a kavacham

What is the effects of chanting a kavacham ? And how different is it from a stotra in providing results and how should a kavacham be chanted , aloud or quiet?
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Is there any alternatives to chanting a stotra and kavacham loudly?

Recently I came to a post in this website where it was stated that not chanting a stotra aloud does not give any result s. But for today’s generation the situation is such that chanting a stotra or a ...
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What is the difference between Pranam mantra , dhyana mantra and stotram?

In many Bengali books of deities and mahavidyas , I have encountered two types of mantras of a single deity . The Pranam mantra and the dhyana mantra . What is the difference between them and what ...
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Can we recite only Sri Venkatesha Prapatti daily?

Usually Sri Venkatesha Suprabhaatam, Venkatesha Stotram, Venkatesh Prapatti and Venkatesha Mangalaashaasanam are recited together traditionally. Can we recite only Sri Venkatesha Prapatti daily? Thank ...
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What is mukhe, pAdyoh and sarvAnge in mantra nyasa?

I'm specifically referrring to the nyasa of the Gopala sahasranama (from Sammohana tantra), although this one is there in many other mantras/sahasranamas/stotras in the rishi nyasa. The given nyasa ...
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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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Kanakdhara stotra experience

I have recently got to learn about the kanakdhara stotra, and was left awstruck by the story. For those who are not aware of it please have a look : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kanakadhara_Stotra#:~:...
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What are some good powerful stotras that quickly destroy our bad karmas or sins

I believe that our past life sins can be destroyed or reduced through reciting stotras. I have read phalashruti of some stotras having such benefits. I want to know such stotras which are powerful ...
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What all good audio versions of Shiv Tandav Stotram are available online?

The version sung by Shankar Mahadevan is currently the most popular one online. I remember hearing an old version previously but couldn't find it due to the search algorithm pushing newer versions. ...
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Where can I find Shri Dattatreya Bhujanga Prayata Stotram?

I'm searching for Shri Dattatreya Bhujanga Prayata Stotram, probably written by Shri Adi Shankaracharya. Does any one have it?? Please provide a link to it.
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Stotra and mantra reciting positions: sitting at one place or otherwise?

I have had this doubt for ages about the best way to get the benefits of the stotras and the mantras that we recite. But is it necessary to sit down at a place and recite them both or can we do our ...
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How can one have their wishes fulfilled

I am going through a really bad phase and need help. I have tried various remedies including various fasts which did not work. Does anyone know of any stotras which’s can fulfil one’s wishes? Ways to ...
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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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Seeking details on the PanchYudha Stotra

I recently came across this stotra and have since been searching for its origin and author. I would really appreciate it if someone could let me its composer, which scripture it is written in, and how ...
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Can everyone recite Aditya Hridayam Stotra?

If someone has sun in the 9th house, should they chant Aditya Hridayam Stotra? I met two astrologers and they gave opposite advice and I am confused. One said - it will help the sun get powerful. ...
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How to recite the AdityaHrudaya Stotram

I have a small doubt. The Adityahrudaya stotram in Valmiki Ramayana has 2 versions as available here. 1st is having the standard shlokas while the 2nd one is having the Nyasas and Names of Rishis etc. ...
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Full text of the 'Sri Mahalakshmi Dhyanam & Stotram'

I recently came across a piece of paper in my parents' home that is entitled 'Sri Mahalaxmi Dhyanamum Stotramum'. (It is written in English) The first line is: 'sahasratala padmasta karnikaa ...
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Should we Recite pratah smaran slokas before or after bathing?

There are many pratah smaran stotram and slokas of various gods (Shiva , devi , Ganesh etc) aswell as of holy being (panch devi sapt cheeranjivi etc). We also have slokas such "karagre vaste ...
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Does one need initiation from a guru to recite vedas?

I’m thinking of reciting medha suktam and shraddha suktam daily. I have read that these suktams are a part of the vedas. Does one need initiation from a guru for reciting vedas or one can recite them ...
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Does reciting Navagraha Stotram change the effect of planets?

There is a NavaGraha stotram composed by Rishi Vedavyasa. These are the benefits of reciting this stotram. इति व्यासमुखोद्गीतं यः पठेत्सुसमाहितः । दिवा वा यदि वा रात्रौ विघ्नशान्तिर्भविष्यति ॥ १०॥ ...
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Can a non-dvija recite the Vishnu Sahasranama stotram?

I am not a dvija yet. I am wondering whether I can recite the Vishnu Sahasranama stotram of the Anushasana Parva. If so, can one say the Pranava when it is found in the Stotram? For example in the ...
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Where is the complete Shambhu Utkarsha Stotra (शम्भूत्कर्ष स्तोत्र) found? (also known as शिवोत्कर्ष स्तोत्र / Shivotkarsha Stotra )

Sri Shivendra Saraswati has written a bhasya on Shiva Sahasranama stotra (available here). While explaining the very first name "ParaDeva", he gives an entire stotra composed by Vyasa as &...
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Kalidasa addressing Devi as "my daughter"

In Syamala Dandakam (of Telugu Kalidasa movie at 3 min 22 secs) he refers to the Devi as sanu_MatPutrike. SyamalaDandakam Can he address a goddess that way in a Stotram ? Is it by the power bestowed ...
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What does the "r" in-between two words mean, especially in Naam-Stotram?

In Nama-stotra I often come across the "r" in between words. What exactly does it serve as or mean? For example, mokṣalakṣmīrmaharddhidā. Could Sanskrit adept please clarify this?
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Can anyone provide me correct Hanuman Dwadashnaam stotram verses and source of this stotram?

Can someone please provide the Hanuman Dwadashnaam stotram verses in sanskrit and the source of this stotram?
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(64 Yogini Stotram) Can we recite the Namavalli of just one of them?

As the title, can we chant the naam mantra of one of them, instead of chanting all of them one by one from No.1 to No.64? There may be mistakes in the mantra of some Yogini-s, and you want to be a ...
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Do different stotras for same god have different effects?

Do different stotras for same god have different effects? For example, if I want to recite stotra for god Hanuman, should I recite Maruti Stotra (in my mother tongue Marathi, written by Swami Ramdas) ...
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How were scriptures, stotras & other texts preserved from the ancient ages to the modern days?

We have two main itihasas, ramayan and mahabharat and hundreds of stotras which actually say in viniyoga that they were given by many ancient rishis or figures like bhishma or various gods and ...
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Does reciting a stotra without knowing its meaning work?

I have read somewhere that if we are reciting any particular stotra with its viniyoga to achieve some goal in mind, in order for a stotra to work, one must know the meaning of the stotra. Is it true?
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Can someone please provide the meaning of the Hari Sankara Stotram by Adi Sankara from MAdhaviya Sankara Digvijayam?

I'm looking for Hari Sankara Stotram By Adi Sankara and a breakdown of the words in the stotram, along with the meaning of the verses.
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Which scripture contains the origin of Nataraja stotram composed by patanjali muni?

I got a story from a website regarding Nataraja Stotram. It goes as follows: Once upon a time, as the story of the origin of the hymn goes, Nandi, Shiva's carrier would not allow Patanjali Muni to ...
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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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Who wrote 'Anjaneya Sahasranam'?

An year ago or so, I found a video titled something like Hanuman/Anjaneya Sahasranamam. I am now unable to find it. Upon Google search, I found text like this which I recall from that video: हनूमान् ...
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What are the scriptural meanings or definitions of the following qualities mentioned in devi stotram?

The following qualities are mentioned in devi stotra. Buddhi, Nidra, Kshudha, Chhaya, Shakti, Trishna, kshanti, Jaati, Lajja, Shanti, Shraddha, Kaanti, Lakshmi, Vritti, Smriti, Daya, Pushti, Maatru, ...
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What are all the rupas of devi to manifest in us according to devi stotra?

For many days, I am aware of stotra of the form Ya Devi sarva bhuteshu "____"-rupena samsthitha ; Namastasye Namastasye Namastasye Namo Namaha When I search about it I came across the ...
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Who framed/derived the concept of namavali from sahasranama stotra? Is there any reference in vedas that namavali can be used for Sahasranama stotra?

When there is a sahasranama stotra, why namavali is inferred from it? Did any sages refer to use namavali from sahas stotra in any spiritual texts? Is it because of the pujas in temples, where the ...
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How to chant/pronounce words like kṛt and bhṛt in sanskrit stotras?

In sanskrit dictionary, the words pronounced like krith and bhrith gives the right meaning for the respective stotras, but in most of the stotra audios,people used to chant kruth and bhruth, which has ...
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Which direction should the chanter face while chanting ganesha slokas? Is there any directions mentioned specific in vedas/puranas for lord ganesha?

Why is the mantra Gananam Tva Ganapatim used to worship Lord Ganesha? In the above link, it is mentioned south, please clarify
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Which stotra are these verses from?

In this video, Dr. Chidabaram Sastry gives two slokas for getting the Grace of Devi for Poetry prowess. But it's hard for me to learn without knowing the lyrics. The slokas are in the video at 0:22 ...
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Are there any stotras for curing baldness or enhancing physical beauty

Yes I do know that this is a materialistic request but honestly some of us can’t shed the materialistic part of life that easily and I believe that our ancient yogis had an answer for everything in ...
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When one cannot escape one's prarabdha karma, why do some stotras say that they can clean up the sins of the last 7 births

Recently I have come across a few stotras with phalasruthi saying that these stotras can cleanse the past life sins. I'm citing Dwadasa jyotirlinga stotra as an example. एतानि ज्योतिर्लिङ्गानि सायं ...
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Stotra/Stuti from scriptures that confers same benefit as performing an agnihotra

I heard that there are some stotras or stutis in Mahabharata that have phala shruti in them which says that reciting that particular set of verses confers equivalent benefit as having done agnihotra ...
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Help translating this stotram

At the end of Dakshinamurty Stotram is written : Angushtha Tarjanee Yoga Mudraa Vyaajena Dehinaam Shrutyartham Brahma Jeevaikyam Darshayanno Vataat Shivaha (...) Mounavyaakhyaa prakatita para brahma ...
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Who is God of relationship?

खलसहवासं विघटय सतामेव सङ्गमनिशं भो । सांब सदाशिव शंभो शङ्कर शरणं मे तव चरणयुगम ॥ १७॥ Oh Lord break my relation with evil people and always make me in company of good people Oh Samba , ...
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What are the Stotras to worship Indra, Agni, Vayu, Soma, and Yama?

What are the Mantras in Epics, Puranas and Agamas and also, other Stotras to worship Indra, Agni, Vayu, Soma, and Yama?
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Should the Vyankatesh Stotra (Marathi) be read at midnight?

As per the translation of the Vyankatesh Stotra that I came across online (blog) it must be read at midnight to fulfill wishes. Can someone who understands Marathi please confirm how an anushthan for ...
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Can you please provide the meaning of Hanuman Vadvanal Stotra in English and explain its benefits?

Please provide the line by line meaning of Vadvanal Stotra in English along with the benefits. Thank you.
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Can someone please provide the stotra of Manasa Devi in Sanskrit?

Please provide the stotra of Manasa Devi in Sanskrit, along with a translation in English if possible?
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Complete and correct version of Siddha Kunjika Stotra

Can anyone please help with the complete and correct version of Siddha Kunjika stotra from Rudrayamala Tantra. In famous publications like Geeta press, complete version is not given. This is the ...
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