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

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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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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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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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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 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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About the author of Shri Hari Stotram?

Shri Hari stotram is a beautiful hymn dedicated to lord Shri Hari (Vishnu). You may read or listen to it on this website http://reveredhinduism.blogspot.com/2016/07/sri-hari-stotram.html?m=1 This ...
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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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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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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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Who composed the Mahishasura Mardini stotram?

Who composed the Mahishasura Mardini stotram? Was it Adi Sankaracharya ?
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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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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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What are the instances where Lord Shiva was found laughing?

In Shivashtakam (Listen here), Lord Shiva is said to be the one having immense laughter. वटाधोनिवासं महाट्टाट्टहासं महापापनाशं सदासुप्रकाशम् । गिरीशं गणेशं महेशं सुरेशं शिवं शङ्करं शम्भुमीशानमी...
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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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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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Who compiled Pandava Gita and what is the earliest reference to it?

Pandava Gita is a stotra or a hymn dedicated to Lord Krishna or Lord Vishnu. There are 76 verses sung by many including Lord Brahma, sages, Indra, Vaishampayana, Pandavas, Draupadi and also Duryodhana,...
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Correct Ruchi krut Pitra stotra in sanskrit and the benefits of chanting everyday

Please let me know Ruchi krut Pitra stotra in sanskrit and English transliteration. Also the benefits of chanting everyday.
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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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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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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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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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What scriptures mention chanting Runa Vimochana Narasimha Stotram relieves debts?

There is a belief that if anybody chants the Runa Vimochana Narasimha Stotram he can be relieved from his debts. Is that belief mentioned in any scriptures? EDIT: Here is the Stotram: ॥ श्रीनरसि...
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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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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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Is there any stotra for worship of Nagaraja (Adishesha or Vasuki)?

I know the Navanaga sloka, but I could not find any stotra for Nagaraja.
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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 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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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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On reading stotrams from hand-written manuscripts

I'm very fond of reading stotrams.So,what i do is download the stotram of my choice in devanagari sanskrit and then write it down in personal copybooks in transliterated english.This method suits me....
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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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How to gain mental strength?

Any Mantras, Shlokas, Stotras related to gain mental strength, overcome mental disorders. Which God is related to mind, related to these mental aspects like mental strength, mind related disorders. ...
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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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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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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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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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(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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What is the english meaning of this shloka? Draupadyaa damantyaa cha savitryaa susheelayaa- Duritaani jitaanyeetajjapaadaaptam cha vanchitam

“Draupadyaa damantyaa cha savitryaa susheelayaa- Duritaani jitaanyeetajjapaadaaptam cha vanchitam.” Its from sri krishna saharanama stotram. And also i found another shloka similar to it. द्रौपदी ...
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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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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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Who spoke the Lakshmi ashtakam & did Lakshmi really kill Kolhasura?

The Lakshmi Ashtakam which starts as Indra uvācha: Namosthesthu Maha Maye, Sree peede, sura poojithe, Sanka , chakra, Gadha hasthe, Maha Lakshmi Namosthuthe. 1 Namasthe ...
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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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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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The Rites of Protection?

Are there any Mantra, Stotra, shloka for protecting oneself, from internal and external foes.
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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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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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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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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 ...