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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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How various 'Kavach Stotras' from Hindu Puranas can protect women from suffering molestation and other severe crimes? [closed]

We come across various Kavachas or Armours of deities which claim that the one who reads them will be protected. Nowadays we see the crimes against women are ever increasing. Isn't it the right time ...
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Where do I find Jnanagarbha stotra?

From this link and a commentary on Pratyabhijnahridayam by revered acharya Kshemraj we find the following quote which is a spiritual technique (Shambhavopaye) leading to immediate realization if ...
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Is Kaal Bhairava Ashtakam inauthentic work of Adi Shankar?

Here a user claiming Kalbhairava Ashtakam is an inauthentic work of Adi Shankaracharya. As for obvious reasons, works of Vaishnavas on Lord Shiva can be considered inauthentic or can be seen with ...
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Whom & how to worship to develop fearless or fierce instincts?

One wanted to become fierce or fearless, according to scriptures/āchāryas who one should worship? And what is the method? Better if worshipping include reading only Stotra or hymns.
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When Bhairava destroyed the creation of Brahman mere with the great laughter?

In the famous Kaal Bhairava Ashtakam of Adi Shankaracharya we find the verse - अट्टहासभिन्नपद्मजाण्डकोशसंततिं दृष्टिपातनष्टपापजालमुग्रशासनम् । अष्टसिद्धिदायकं कपालमालिकाधरं काशिकापुराधिना...
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What is the use of chanting the sahasranamam everyday?

Everyday morning I hear the Vishnu Sahasranamam Stotram and I feel that my day is the happiest even though I face a little trouble. However I cannot leave or miss a day hearing the stotram. Hence I ...
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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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History behind Mahishasura Mardini Stotram? [duplicate]

I was listening to this powerful stotram on YouTube. Don't know why but there were tears in my eyes it's so powerful! For knowledge sake just wanted to know some facts about it for instance: Who ...
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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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What's the meaning of Sūrya Maṇḍala Stōtram?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32TGOFRIVmE It appears to be from Bhaviṣya Purāṇa because it ends with: ... sūryamaṇḍalasustrōtraṃ yaḥ paṭhēt satataṃ naraḥ | sarvapāpaviśuddhātmā ...
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Mantras/prayers to be chanted by parent for the well being of children

Are there any mantras/stotras that a parent can chant for the well being (health/wisdom/ long life etc) of their children?
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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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Looking for Sri Kalki's stotram to Lord Shiva in Sanskrit

According to the Kalki Purana, Sri Kalki will obtain the horse and his sword by propitiating Lord Shiva. After offering His respectful obeisances to Lord Siva, who is very easily pleased, and ...
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Who is Eeshan/Ishvara refered to in Soundaraya Lahari?

A verse in Soundarya Lahari by Adi Sankara says, Jagat suthe dhata harir avati rudrah kshapayate Tiraskurvan etat svam api vapurisastirayati; Sada-purvah sarvam tad idamanugrhnati cha Shiva- ...
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Can someone give translation to Arya Durga Ashtakam?

This is the Arya Durga Ashtakam- Arya Durga Ashtakam Kindly give its translation.
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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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Music Covers of stotras

Is it wrong to do covers of stotras? I see people talk against music covers of some famous stotras. Some of the common ones are trance covers of shiva stotras and rock cover of arigiri nandini and ...
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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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Does chanting Mahishasura Mardini stotram bestow occult powers?

Are there occult powers attributed to chanting the holy Mahishasura Mardini stotram? The reason behind asking this is - 1. some mantras/shlokas are chanted for invoking the specific deity 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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Is there any hymn or verse for not having any kind of good/bad dreams? How can one skip dreams or illusion?

Is there any hymn or verse for not having any kind of good/bad dreams? How can one skip dreams or illusion? In Vishnu sahasra namavali I found one Om dusvapnanashanay namah But it is not working ...
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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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Chanting Mantra for variety of Pooja's on different gods

While doing the Festival Pooja in home, I am always Chanting the mantra Vishnu Sahasranamam while doing Arathi for all festivals. Hence Could someone please help me to learn mantras for different ...
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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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Which Purana has Shiva Ashtottara Stotram?

The Shiva Ashtottara Stotram which starts as शिवोमहेश्वरश्शम्भुः पिनाकी शशिशेखरः ..... is said to be given by Vishnu to Parvati. Which Purana contains this 1) stotram 2) Dhyana sloka which ...
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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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What is Siddha Kunjika Stotra?

While reading i came across name of a Devi-Stotra called "Siddha Kunjika Stotra"(सिद्धकुन्जिका स्तोत्रं ) ,it's said that lord Shiva himself told this stotra to godess parvati. So i would like to ...
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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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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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Which Scripture mentions the famous Shiva Tandava Stotram?

Shiva Tandava Stotram is a hymn dedicated to Lord Shiva and it describes the daily evening dance of Tandava. It also poetically describes destroying aspects of Shiva. Shiva Tandava Stotram mentioned ...
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Is Ramashtakam an independent work of Vyasa or part of a Purana?

Ramashtakam which you can listen here on YouTube, is an octet on Lord Rama and is attributed to Vyasa. It also ends with the following: Ramashtakam padathi ya sukaram supunyam, Vyasena ...
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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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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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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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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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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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