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What is the purpose of ashtottara Shatanamavali?

Ashtottara Shatanamavali do exist for several gods and goddesses. Ashtottara Shatanamavali contains 108 names corresponding to that particular diety. What is the purpose of ashtottara Shatanamavali? ...
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Shiva Manasa Puja of Sri Adi Shankaracharya and the Champaka flower

Shiva Manasa Puja of Sri Adi Shankaracharya has the verse below: रत्नैः कल्पितमासनं हिमजलैः स्नानं च दिव्याम्बरं नानारत्नविभूषितं मृगमदामोदाङ्कितं चन्दनम् । जातीचम्पकबिल्वपत्ररचितं पुष्पं च धूपं तथा ...
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How many times Aditya Hridayam Stotra should be recited in one sitting?

It is written in Walmiki Ramayana that Lord Rama recited Aditya Hridayam Stotra thrice before attacking Ravana in battlefield. The time domain was Tretayuga and Rama was a very pious human being.So, ...
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Who is the author of Gauranga Ardhanga

I love the lyrics of Gauranga Ardhanga but I am not able find the author of this beautiful chant. Who is the author of this song?
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Who composed the stotra on Ramanujacharya starting “Punyambhoja Vikasaya”?

I heard a stotra in the opening credits of Tamil movie Ramanujacharya which hails Sri Ramanujacharya starting with "Punyambhoja vikasaya" The stanzas which I could understand are as follows. ...
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Adi Shankaracharya's Shiva Panchakshara Stotra, Yajna-Svaruupaaya or Yaksha-Svaruupaaya, which is correct?

In the penultimate verse of phalasruthi of Shiva Panchakshara Stotra written by Adi Shankaracharya, Yajñasvarūpāya {Yakṣasvarūpāya} jaṭādharāya pinākahastāya sanātanāya । divyāya devāya digambarāya ...
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Where Ram Stuti is located in Ramcharitmanas?

Where is the Ram Stuti "Bhaye Prakat Kripala Deēen........" located In Ramcharitmanas? Actually, I bought a Ramcharitmanas and I was searching for the Stuti but didn't get it yet. Can Anyone Help me ...
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What is the difference between a stotra, stava, stuti, sukta and mantra?

What is the difference between a stotra, stava, stuti, sukta and mantra? Please give examples of each to explain. Would be helpful if any references can be quoted from scriptures.
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Should Stotras and Mantras be recited aloud?

Should Stotras, such as Ganpati Stotra, Durga Stotra, etc., and Mantras be recited aloud or can they be recited just in mind? Also, does the absolute correct pronunciation of words in Stotras matter?
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Which scripture contains sri datta stavam?

Is sri datta stavam a part of any scripture? If yes, what is the name of the scripture? Else, who wrote it?
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What is the story of Gandharva Pushpadanta?

The famous Shiva Mahimna Stotra is said to be authored by Gandharva Pushpadanta. Besides the facts that he was a Gandharva and an ardent devotee of Lord Shiva, is there any other information ...
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Where do I find Devotional Sanskrit Stotra Sung in praise of Lord Kartikeya from? [closed]

There does not seem to be many Sanskrit stotras in praise of Lord Kartikeya. Being a member of the Shiva family I am wondering why aren't their many stotras in comparison to other gods? Also, what ...
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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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Subrahmanya Shodasa Nama Stotram from Skanda Purana

Kindly let us know if anyone has the knowledge of the chapter number and verse numbers where the Subrahmanya Shodasa Nama Stotram occurs in Skanda Purana. Thanks in advance.
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Is Navagraha Stotra (Japakusuma-sankasham…) an independent work of Maharshi Vyasa or part of any scriptures?

The Navagraha Stotra is said to have written by Maharshi Vyasa. The Stotra link is given below: Navagrahastotra (with meanings) Is it part of any scripture or just an independent work?
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Who was Budha-Kaushika?

One of the many popular Mantra/Stotra in Hinduism is Ram-Raksha Stotra. And as per this Wikipedia Link, it is written by Budha-Kaushika Rishi. In Ram-raksha itself, it is mentioned that Lord Shiva ...
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Why are different forms of Vishnu to be remembered while doing different types of work in the Vishnu Shodasanama Stotra?

Please explain the reasons for the different forms of Vishnu needing to be remembered when doing different types of work in the Vishnu Shodashnaam Stotra. For example: Why is the action of taking ...
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What is Shri Venkateshwara Mangalasasana stotram recited for?

What is Shri Venkateshwara Mangalasasana Stotram recited for? Where can I find original text with meaning? (as it's hard to find flawless text on internet)
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Why did Ravana create Shiv Stotram?

The Rakshas king Ravana was worshiping Lord Shiva very strongly. Once he has created Shiv Stotram for Lord Shiva. What was the story behind creating Shiv Stotram?
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Ganapati Shodasa Nama Stotram source

Sumukhaschaikadanthascha, Kapilo Gaja Karnika, Lambhodarascha Vikato Vignarajo Vinayaka Dhoomakethurganadhyaksha Phalachandro Gajanana, Vakra Thunda Soorpakarno Herambha Skanda poorvaja ...
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What are the benefits of chanting the Shiva Mahimna Strotram?

Pushhpadanta was a Gandharva singer, in the court of Indra{the Lord of Heaven}.It is said that Pushhpadanta composed a prayer praising the greatness of Lord Shiva. This prayer later became well ...
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Any online link for sri vidya related strotra (bala, lalita etc) with english meaning?

Is there any site which has sri vidya related strotras with english meanings also. Some places have sanskrit text but no meanings.
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Why did parshuram curse stotras? Why Gita, Vishnu Sahasranama and Chandika Saptashathi among some more are free form all dosha?

Varahi Tantra says that in the age of Kali yuga, most stotras are cursed by Parashurama and hence are ineffective. While listing the ones which are free from this curse and hence suitable during Kali ...
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Origin of Bajrang Baan

In which scripture Bajrang Baan is mentioned and is there are multiple versions or one version of Bajrang Baan? One version can be found on Hindupedia.com
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Is the “Bhaja Govindam” prayer attributed to Adi Sankara only a Bhakti text?

First of all - "Govinda" not being "Narayana" can refer to any deity even by Vaishnavite rules. But then a blog named shastranethralaya says Normally this is taken as a Bhakti text. But we’ll ...
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Is phalashruti applicable to people who read translated versions?

Many Hindu texts have phalashruti for even reading the texts or even for reading a single shloka of such texts. In this context I got the doubt: Is phalashruti (for reading) applicable to those who ...
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What is meaning of the Maruti-stotra composed by Ramdas swami?

I have recited this stotra since I was a child and although I have understood the meaning of some parts of it, I would love to get the meaning of the entire prayer. Here is the full text for ...
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What is the significance or reason behind repeating a word in a row multiple times in a stotram?

This is about Mahisasura mardini stotram. Some words are used more than once for example, in 11th sloka it is अयि सुमनःसुमनःसुमनः सुमनःसुमनोहरकान्तियुते Ayi Sumanah-Sumanah-Sumanah Sumanah-...
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What is the eligibility for reciting shiva sahasranama stotram?

Shiva Sahasranama is a "list of a thousand names" of Shiva, one of the most important deities in Hinduism. Is there any eligibility for a person to recite it? If yes, what is the eligibility to do ...
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Is there an English translation of the book Shri Shiva Tattva Rahasya?

I wanted to learn more about Shiva Ashtotthara Shatanama Stotram. So here was an answer which showed me the source of the stotram. And this answer also referred to Shri Shiva Tattva Rahasya written ...
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What is the proper time to recite the Aditya Hrudayam?

What is the proper time for recitation of this stotra? Is it forbidden to listen/chant Aaditya Hrudayam after sunset?
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Who has written Madhurashtakam and what is its meaning?

Who has written Madhurashtakam and what is its meaning? Which deity is addressed in this ashtakam?
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Is there a variation of Madhurashtakam with Mathura in it?

Madhurashtakam is an eight versed chant composed by Vallabhacharya composed on Lord Krishna. It describes about the beauty of Lord Krishna. In the stotra, Vallbhacharya says everything about Lord ...
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What is meaning of “vaarchnam” in siddha kunjika stotram?

In the Shri Siddha Kunjika stotram, there is a following verse: na sūktaṃ nāpi vā dhyānaṃ na nyāso na vārcanaṃ |2|
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Did Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu also write a Shivashtakam?

I have seen in atleast three places saying that he has written a Shivashtakam (apart from the one by Sri Adi Shankaracharya). 1. backtogodhead (cites the source "Recorded in Murari Gupta’s Sri ...
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On what basis Pushpadanta states that chanting his Shiva Mahimna Stotram is greater than Spiritual initiation, austerities, etc?

Verse 36 states: Shiv Mahimna Stotram - Text 36 Diksha danam tapas tirtham jnanamyaga-dikah kriyah, mahimnah stava pathasya kallam narhanti shodashim Initiation into spiritual life, ...
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In which scripture does the Shiva Mahimna stotra occur?

For example, the Rudrashtakam occurs in the Ramacharitmanas, Uttar Kanda. I have been unable to find the scriptural source for the Shiva Mahimna stotra.
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Nyasa etc for Lalita Sahasranama

Hari Om, I'm looking for a source of explanation of the procedure of using the Nyasas of Lalita Sahasranama. See below. Would be much appreciated. -Hari अस्य श्रीललितासहस्रनामस्तोत्रमहामन्त्रस्य वशि...
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What are Bhujanga stotrams?

Bhujanga means a snake, or one that has shoulders as locomotive limb. There are many Bhujanga stotrams, on Shiva, Vishnu etc, on almost all deities. What is the definition of a Bhujanga stotram, or ...
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Saying Sanskrit Stotram with incorrect pronunciations? [duplicate]

Not everyone is well versed in reading Hindi and let alone Sanskrit. I recently started chanting the Shiva Mahimna Stotram. However, some of the pronunciations are quite difficult for me. My ...
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Who composed the Mahishasura Mardini stotram?

Who composed the Mahishasura Mardini stotram? Was it Adi Sankaracharya ?
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Can I chant these stotras without initiation?

Can I chant 1. Mantra matruka stava and 2. Mantra matruka pushpamala stava without initiation as these contain panchadashi mantra (which is to be practiced only after initiation under the guidance of ...
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Complete Stotra of Shiva [duplicate]

It looks like the below stotra or mantra is not complete. This stotra of Shiva is taken from Yajurveda. Can anyone provide details about where in Yajurveda, this stotra is mentioned and also the ...
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What are the benefits of reciting Durga Saptashati Devi Aparadha Kshamapana Stotram?

Navarathri is a very important festival of the Hindus. This is a festival during which Devi ie Goddess Durga, is worshipped for nine nights. Goddess Durga is worshipped in various forms on each ...
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From where the lyrics is taken for the following song? Shri Radhe Sharanam Mamah

The song found on Youtube sung by Pt. Jasraj ji Full lyrics Lyrics for Shri Radhe Sharanam Mamah by Pandit Jasraj shree radhey sharnam mamah chaturmukhadi sanstutam samasta satwatanutam ...
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Which is this stotra?

Which is this Sanskrit stotra? (Starts at 24 seconds) https://youtu.be/Tj9d44UrU7c?t=24s
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Is Varahi Devi Trishati available? I want soft copy [duplicate]

I search for "Sri Varahi Devi Trishati", either stotra or namavali "Varahi Devi Trishati 300 names" in any language. I search in telugu, hindi, sanskrit, english, tamil or what ever language. Could ...
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Shri Vyaasa-virachitam Navagraha-stotram

Vyasa has composed Navagraha stotram for the nine planets which comprise two lines. Daily recitation of this will bring good. Adverse effects of the planets will not be there as per legends. What are ...
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Where can one find online the 15 tithi khadagmalas which are chanted as per tithi?

Looking for Tithi Khadagmalas (15 Khadagmalas for the 15 Nitya Devis corresponding to the lunar dates) possibly with explanation. Where online we can find these 15 versions of Khadgamala?
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What is the origin of the Roga Nivaran Stotra?

Can anyone let me know the origin of the below Stotra? अच्युतानन्त गोविन्द नामोच्चारण भेषजात् | नश्यन्ति सकल रोगः सत्यं सत्यं वदाम्यहम् || अच्युतानन्तगोविन्द विष्णो नारायणामृत | रोगान्मे नाशयाशेषान ...