As per The S'rîmad Devî Bhâgawatam: Skandha 6: Chpater 17, Ramâ / Ramā / Ramaa is another name of Goddess Laksmî:
49-56. Vyâsa said :-- ... Once on a time Revanta, the son of the Sun, very beautiful and of boundless lustre, was going to Visnu in Vaikuntha, mounted on the beautiful Uchchais’rava, the jewel of the horses. When he was going on horseback with a ...
कटपयादि Number System (Coalescence of Literature and Science in Ancient India)
It is a numerical technique accredited in ancient India to depict letters to numerals for easy remembrance of numbers as words or verses.
Mechanism of this system-
All stand-alone vowels (like अ, आ, इ etc.) represent zero.
The consonant group have numerals assigned as per the ...
It is from Śrī Cāṇakya Nīti 14.1:
पृथिव्यां त्रीणि रत्नानि जलमन्नं सुभाषितम् । मूढैः पाषाणखण्डेषु रत्नसंज्ञा विधीयते ॥
pṛthivyāṃ trīṇi ratnāni jalamannaṃ subhāṣitam । mūḍhaiḥ pāṣāṇakhaṇḍeṣu
ratnasaṃjñā vidhīyate ॥
~ There are three jewels on earth — water, food and wise sayings (Subhāṣita). (Only) fools call pieces of (gem) stone as jewels!
In the Avatarnika tika to the Govinda Bhashya(Brahma Sutra Bhashya) of Srila Baladev Vidyabhushan, a Bhalvaveya Shruti is quoted regarding this context :--
भाल्ववेयश्रुति:– 'अथ ह वाव नित्यानि पुरुषः प्रकृतिरात्मा काल इति। अथ
यान्यनित्यानि प्राणः श्रद्धाभूतानि भौतिकानि इति। यानि ह वा उत्पत्तिमन्ति
तान्यनित्यानि। यानि ह वा अनुत्पत्तिमन्ति तानि नित्यानि। न ...
As OP is asking something that can be chanted by Kid (or not?), I know only two of them which I think a kid can chant, and I was told as a kid!
Many might already know about it, Shubham Karoti is a short shloka which is dedicated to oil lamp. Its meaning is straightforward, it can be chanted by anyone after enlightening the oil lamp at evening....
Here are few prayers for Lord Dhanvantari who is an Avatara of Lord Vishnu.
śankham cakram jalaukam dadhad amṛta ghaṭam cāru dorbhis
chaturbhiḥ|sūkṣma svachhan hṛdayaṁśuka parivilasan maulim ambhoja
netram || kālam bhodojjvalāṅgam kaṭi taṭa vilasac cāru pitāmbarāḍyam |
vande dhanvantarim tam nikhila gada vana prauḍa dāvāgni nīlām ||
Salutations to ...
I decided to translate it myself and find its meaning, any suggestions and revisions will be highly appreciated.
कोणस्थ: पिंगलो बभ्रु:
कृष्णौ रौद्रोंतको यम:
सौरी: शनिश्चरो मंद:
O Shani dev, you are known to be Kōṇastha and piṅgala, known by babhru and Krushna known to be Raudrōntak and Yama also by Sauri, Śanaiścar, manda and Pippalād, ...
Adding to the above answers,
In the Eastern recension of the Valmiki Ramayana, the number of shlokas in each kanda are detailed out in the 4th Sarga of the Balakanda. As per it:-
Bala Kanda comprises of two thousand eight hundred fifty (2850) verses:
द्वे सहस्रे शतान्यष्टौ श्लोकाः पञ्चाशदेव तु। बालचर्या हि यत्रोक्ता राघवस्य महात्मनः॥३०॥
Two thousands eight ...
Written by saint Devidas in Marathi, its Sanskrit equivalent is one from BhramadPuran. The one in marathi mentions the following in its Fal-Shruti (what fruit!?):
लग्नार्थियाचे व्हावे लग्न । धनार्थियासी व्हावें धन ।
पुत्रार्थियाचे मनोरथ पूर्ण । पुत्र देऊनि करावे ॥ ८३ ॥
The one wishing of Marriage, money and child will be blessed with it.
Destiny is the outcome that one’s cumulative actions in their previous lives bring. As said in this
answer, destiny affects major/certain decisions of our present life, not all.
In case destiny and the fruits of recitation are against each other, then either:
The reciter will not get the fruits of recitation, but the magnitude of ill fate that opposed the ...
Yes there is a charm for a desirable wife in Atharvaveda 6:82.
आगछत आगतस्य नाम गृह्णाम्यायतः । इन्द्रस्य वृत्रघ्नो वन्वे वासवस्य शतक्रतोः ॥१॥
येन सूर्यां सावित्रीमश्विनोहतुः पथा । तेन मामब्रवीद्भगो जयामा वहतादिति ॥२॥
यस्तेऽङ्कुशो वसुदानो बृहन्न् इन्द्र हिरण्ययः । तेना जनियते जायां मह्यं धेहि शचीपते ॥३॥
I call the name of him that comes here, ...
This appears to a subhāṣita (wise saying), listed as No. 3587 in the Mahā-Subhāṣita-Saṅgraha. This collection in turn references other subhāṣita collections as its source so it probably doesn't belong to any Hindu scripture.
अष्टादशपुराणेषु व्यासस्य वचनद्वयम् ।
परोपकारः पुण्याय पापाय परपीडनम् ॥
aṣṭādaśapurāṇeṣu vyāsasya vacanadvayam |
The verse is talking about the abheda (non-difference) that exists between yantra, mantra and devata.
There is a very similar verse in the Kularnava Tantra's 6th chapter (86th verse).
yantram mantramayam proktam devata mantrarupini | yantre sa
pujita devi sahasaiva prasidati ||
Yantra is endowed with mantras (or mantric qualities); and devata is
of the ...
Markandeya Purana, Canto 25 to 30,
The story is that of Madalasa who was a Self realised Queen who gave birth to a child. When the child cried, instead of diverting the child's attention with various objects she chose to introduce him to the truth. And that truth is sung in the form of a sweet lullaby which is called madalasa upadesha or madalasa putra ...
"As for Purusha Suktam it's definitely a hymn to Lord Rudra"
Purusha Sukta appeared first in Rig Veda 10.90. Narayana Maharshi was the 'Mantra Drashta'(seer) of the hymn. This Narayana Maharshi was later incarnated as Devaki putra Sri Krishna during Dwaparayuga. His counterpart Nara Maharshi was born as 'Arjuna'. By the grace of Lord Shiva, ...
There are many statements in scriptures that glorify parents.
One such statement was made by Bhishma in Mahabharata when Yudhishthira asked about good deeds. Bhishma told that all deeds are useless unless one do acts to please own parents.
Prajapati is pleased with those acts that please one's father, and the
Earth is pleased with those acts that please one'...
According to the blog here, there are some scriptural descriptions of Jambudweep (especially that night and day appear together on it) that means it has to refer to at least the entire planet Earth or an even greater region of stars.