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Chapter 3 of Kalki Purana (unabridged version) has this sloka. Here is complete sloka (from verse 14 to verse 20) in Devanagari and IAST. Sanskrit verses taken from here. You can also read complete Kalki Purana in Sanskrit and English from here (translated by Bhumipati Das). कल्कि रुवाच । kalki ruvāca । गौरीनाथ विश्वनाथ शरण्यं भूतावासं वासुकी...


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Bhaja Govindam stotra is attributed to Krishna or Vishnu. The author of Bhaja Govindam stotra is Adi Shankaracharya. He also wrote commentary on Vishnu Sahasranama. He gave a detailed explanation of the name Govinda. Not one or two, more than that. From The Vishnu Sahasranama Bhashya with Adi Shankara commentary" The Mahabharata, Mokshadharma (San., ...


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Laughing is just a normal activity of Lord Shiva as discussed in a passage of  Mahabharata which I discuss here: He has snakes for his belt, and his ears are adorned with ear-rings made of snakes. Snakes form also the sacred thread he wears. An elephant skin forms his upper garment. He sometimes laughs and sometimes sings and sometimes dances most ...


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Bhujanga prayātam is a meter which has twelve syllables in each quarter (pāda). Only first, fourth, seventh and tenth are light. Rest of the syllables are heavy syllables. In the Natya Shastra Chapter 16 which was written by Bharata muni, the definition is given (Quoting from wisdomlib.org). Aprameyā [The metre with] the feet of twelve ...


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The Shiva Mahimna Stotra ( शिवमहिम्न) is very popular among the devotees of Lord Shiva and is considered one of the best among all Stotras in offered Lord Shiva stotras . The legend behind composition of this Stotra is as follows-: Once a king named Chitraratha (चित्ररथ) had made a nice garden with beautiful flowers in it. Those flowers were used ...


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I'm really surprised there is no English translation to this famous stotra on Hanuman. I searched on the internet but wasn't able to find any, most of the "English" translations were just transliterated Sanskrit texts. So I decided to translate it on my own since my native language happens to be Marathi. A site where they hosted Samartha Ramadasa's books ...


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As commented, some says it is attributed to both Ramakrishna Kavi and Adi Shankaracharya. I'm here talking about what I've found: Mahishasuramardini Stotra is a part of Bhagavatipadyapushpanjalistotra (भगवतीपद्यपुष्पांजलिस्तोत्र) which is written by Ramakrishna Kavi.You can read the full Bhagavati Padya Pushpanjali Stotra here in Sanskrit or transliteration....


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Ravana is a symbol of ego. Ravana had ego for his power, so he went to pick up the whole Kailash mountain on which God Shiva meditates. To achieve this purpose he asked his brother Kubera for Pushpak plane. He traveled towards Himalaya and stopped at the entrance of Kailash to pick it. Nandi found him and asked him to stop. He abused Nandi that Nandi is ...


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Mahabharata: Anushasana Parva, SECTION XVII Upamanyu said These names [Shiva sahasranama] fraught with auspiciousness, leading to advancement, destructive of Rakshasas, and great cleansers should be imparted to only him that is devoted to the great Lord [Shiva], to him that has faith, to him that believes. Unto him that has no faith, him that is an ...


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Choose any one of the following choices : 1) Hanuman (Bajrang bali) text= Hanuman chalisa 2) Bagalamukhi mantra= Bagalamukhi mahamantra Bagalamukhi Devi smashes the devotee's misconceptions and delusions (or the devotee's enemies) 3) mahakaleshwar and mahakali form of shiva and parvati https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahakaleshwar_Jyotirlinga https://en....


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One can recite the so called Abhaya Mantras from the Vedas. The name of the Mantras itself suggests that those are to give freedom from fear. abhayam nah karati antariksham abhayam dyAvAprithivi ubhe ime abhayam pashchAdbhayam purastAt uttarAt adharAdabhayam no astu || May the mid-region free us from all fear, both heaven and earth make us ...


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Madhurashtakam was written by Vallabha Acharya, the founder of the Pushti Marga and philosophy of Shuddhaadvaita. It is written in respect of Lord Krishna. अधरं मधुरं वदनं मधुरं नयनं मधुरं हसितं मधुरम् । हृदयं मधुरं गमनं मधुरं मधुराधिपतेरखिलं मधुरम् ॥१॥ Adharam Madhuram Vadanam Madhuram Nayanam Madhuram Hasitam Madhuram | Hrdayam Madhuram ...


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Although 1 of the post already answer this Question I am appending few more benefits mentioned in the Shiva Mahimna Strotram itself. एककालं द्विकालं वा त्रिकालं यः पठेन्नरः। सर्वपाप-विनिर्मुक्तः शिव लोके महीयते॥ Here 2 benefits are mentioned-: 1. Whoever reads Shiva Mahimna Strotram once, twice or thrice (in a day) revels in the domain of Shiva. 2. ...


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I'm answering the first part of your question regarding the composer and the source of the Mahalakshmi Ashtakam. The composer is Indra ,the king of Gods, and the Ashtaka is found in the Padma Purana.


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This is Meenakshi stotram written by Adi Shankaracharya. But the movie makers have just replaced Minambike with Sri Rajarajeshwari. The shloka in the video is the second half of the second couplet. चक्रस्थेऽचपले चराचरजगन्नाथे जगत्पूजिते आर्तालीवरदे नताभयकरे वक्षोजभारान्विते । विद्ये वेदकलापमौलिविदिते विद्युल्लताविग्रहे मातः पूर्णसुधारसार्द्रहृदये ...


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Bhujanga Stotrams are based on BhujungaprayAta meters and which is defined and composed by Adishankaracharya. Let's take a look on how to do the composition: The BhujangaprayAta meter has four "ya" gaNas in a pAda or quarter of each verse. A "ya" gaNas is a short syllable followed by two long syllables in that order. The bhujangaprayAta is a samavR^...


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Original question title before OP edited it: Does "Govinda" in the "Bhaja Govindam" prayer attributed to Adi Sankara refer to Krishna ? From the VERY EXACT SAME blog article, at the beginning of the shloka's explanation Bhaja Govindam Bhaja Govindam – Definetly worship Govinda (Krishna) I have bolded the word Krishna (it's in black color) in case it's ...


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The śivāṣṭottara śatanāma stotram is from Śiva Rahasya Khaṇḍa of Śaṅkara Saṃhitā of Skanda Purāṇam. Nilakantha Diskshita wrote a commentary on śivāṣṭottara śatanāma stotram called Śiva Tattva Rahasyam. In that he writes आद्या सनत्कुमारीया द्वितीया सूतसंहिता । ब्राह्मी तु संहिता पश्चात्तुरीया वैष्णवी मता ॥ पञ्चमी शाङ्करी ज्ञेया सौरी षष्ठी तु संहिता ...


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I am answering only this part: One wanted to become fierce or fearless, according to scriptures/āchāryas who one should worship? According to Devi Bhagavatam, Book 8, Chapter IX, by worshipping Lord Nrisimha one can become fearless. Prahlâda spoke :-- I bow down to Thee, the Bhagavân Nrisingha Deva. Thou art the Light of all Lights. Thy big teeth are ...


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It is Krishnashtakam by Brahmananda. You can read it in Sanskrit at Sanskrit Documents and English translation from Vedanta Spiritual Library. ॥ श्रीकृष्णाष्टक ब्रह्मानन्दविरचितं ॥ श्री गणेशाय नमः । चतुर्मुखादिसंस्तुतं समस्तसात्वतानुतम् । हलायुधादिसंयुतं नमामि राधिकाधिपम् ॥ १॥ Chathur mukhadhi samsthutham, samastha sthvathonutham, ...


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From the image you have attached: Na kavacham na argala stotram kilakam na rahasyakam | Na suktam na api va dhyanam na nyaso na va archanam || I have broken up few words here (वार्चनम् = वा + अर्चनम्) so that we can understand the meaning better. Here Lord Shiva is saying that by reciting only this Stotra one gets the fruits of reciting Sri Chandi ...


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‘Srī Venkateśvara Mangalāsāsanam’ literally means ‘auspicious wishes to Srī Venkateśvara’. It is a Stotra written by the SriVaishnava saint Svāmi Prativādi Bhayaṅkaram Aṇṇā. Hoping that you can read Sanskrit transliterations, I am attaching the text below: 1. śriyaḥ-kānṭāya kalyāṇa-nidhaye nidhayerthināṃ śrīveṇkaṭa-nivāsāya śrīnivāsāya maṅgalam ...


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You can find 25 stotras dedicated to Lord Karthikeya from this page (Hindupedia.com). Few are in Sanskrit and few are in Tamil as well. Stotras are given transliterated English along with translations in English so that one realize what's being said in the stotras. Names of few stotras are: Guha panchakam Kanda Guru Kavacham of Santhananda Swamigal (...


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Meditation on Om for Fearlessness . Chandogya Upanishad tells us that the Gods became fearless by meditating and entering in syllable "Om-ॐ" . One becomes fearless when he masters the Rig ,Yajur and Sama Veda and utters the "OM" swara by completly getting absorbed in it. यदा वा ऋचमाप्नोत्योमित्येवातिस्वरत्येव सामैवं यजुरेष उ स्वरो ...


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Parameswara has Five-Fold functions as I discuss in my answer here and also referred in 5th Anuvaka of Sri Rudram. The verse discussed in Saundarya Lahiri is: जगत्सूते धाता हरिरवति रुद्रः क्षपयते तिरस्कुर्व-न्नेतत् स्वमपि वपु-रीश-स्तिरयति | सदा पूर्वः सर्वं तदिद मनुगृह्णाति च शिव- स्तवाङ्ञा मलम्ब्य क्षणचलितयो र्भ्रूलतिकयोः || २४ || jagatsūte ...


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Devi Aparadha Kshamapana Stotram was composed by Adi Shankaracharya.It is usually customary to recite the stotram after the completion of a Chandi Patha recital or after the completion of any Devi Puja. It is like asking for forgiveness from Mother Goddess for the various offences(like not uttering Mantras correctly,not showing Mudras properly or even ...


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Siddha Kunjika Stotra is recited before Chandi Patha or before reciting the Devi Mahatyam. It is said that just by reciting this stotram the fruits of reciting the Devi Mahatyam are obtained. And,if the stotram is not recited before Chandi Patha then the later recitation bears no fruit or bears less fruits. Siddha Kunjika Stotram is composed by Lord Shiva ...


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Shodasha baahu Nrusimha stotram is available on Sanskrit Documents Website. Link : Shri ShoDashabAhunRisiMhAShTakam . We can read this in different languages and transliteration scripts on the website.


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