December 24, 2017 yogi

DAKSHINA MURTHY STOTRAM Adi Sankaracharyya शान्तिपाठः ॐ यो ब्रह्माणं विदधाति पूर्वं यो वै वेदांश्च प्रहिणोति तस्मै । तंहदेवमात्म बुद्धिप्रकाशं मुमुक्षुर्वै शरणमहं प्रपद्ये ॥ śāntipāṭhaḥ oṃ yo brahmāṇaṃ vidadhāti pūrvaṃ yo vai vedāṃśca prahiṇoti tasmai | taṃhadevamātma buddhiprakāśaṃ mumukṣurvai śaraṇamahaṃ prapadye || ध्यानम् / dhyānam ॐ मौनव्याख्या प्रकटितपरब्रह्मतत्वंयुवानं वर्शिष्ठान्तेवसदृषिगणैरावृतं ब्रह्मनिष्ठैः । आचार्येन्द्रं करकलित चिन्मुद्रमानन्दमूर्तिं स्वात्मरामं मुदितवदनं दक्षिणामूर्तिमीडे ॥ oṃ maunavyākhyā prakaṭitaparabrahmatatvaṃyuvānaṃ varśiṣṭhāntevasadṛṣigaṇairāvṛtaṃ brahmaniṣṭhaiḥ | ācāryendraṃ karakalita cinmudramānandamūrtiṃ svātmarāmaṃ muditavadanaṃ dakṣiṇāmūrtimīḍe || वटविटपिसमीपे भूमिभागे निषण्णं सकलमुनिजनानां ज्ञानदातारमारात् । त्रिभुवनगुरुमीशं दक्षिणामूर्तिदेवं जननमरणदुःखच्छेद दक्षं नमामि ॥ vaṭaviṭapisamīpe bhūmibhāge niṣaṇṇaṃ sakalamunijanānāṃ ṅñānadātāramārāt | tribhuvanagurumīśaṃ dakṣiṇāmūrtidevaṃ jananamaraṇaduḥkhaccheda dakṣaṃ namāmi || चित्रं वटतरोर्मूले वृद्धाः शिष्याः गुरुर्युवा । गुरोस्तु…

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February 10, 2017 yogi 1Comment

Bhramaramba  Devi The Bhramaramba  Devi or Bhramarambika or Bhamri Devi Temple in Srisailam is one of the eighteen Maha Shakti Peethas. Shivaparshvasthita mata shrishaile shubhapithake| Bhramaramba mahadevi karunarasavikshana|| Bhramarambha (Bhramari Devi) means the Mother of Black Bees. The legend is that a demon named Arunasura ruled the whole world. He performed Tapasya chanting The Gayatri Mantra. for a very long time and pleased Lord Brahma. At first, he asked for the boon of immortality, but Brahma unable to give that but Brahma gave the boon that he will not be killed by any two-footed or four-footed creature. With this wish of Arunasura,…

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February 8, 2017 yogi

Phaladhara-Panchadhara One of the beautiful and most significant place in Srisailam. A place for long time meditation. It is located around 4.5Km from Srisailam temple. According to the tradition at this place, Lord Siva appeared to a potter devotee in Atika (piece of Pot) and hence named as Atikeswaram and later it became Hatakeswaram. There is a temple dedicated to Sri Hatakeswara Swamy and is a stone structure datable to 11th-13th Centuries A.D.   It is said that Bhagawan Adi-Shankara Bhagavatpada performed a long penance in this beautiful spot. Here he composed the Shivananda Lahari. In this context, I would…

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February 7, 2017 yogi

Shivananda Lahari As I mentioned in my Phaladhara-Panchadhara post, Bhagawan Adi-Shankara Bhagavatpada is a great Advaita Philosopher. Shivananda Lahari is a devotional hymn on Shiva, composed by Bhagawan Adi Shankara, in the 8th-century. It literary means “Wave of Auspicious Bliss.” It consists of one hundred stanzas of Sanskrit poetry in various chandas (metres). Bhagawan Adisankara wrote this devotional hymn when he was in Srisailam especially he was at Phaladhara-Panchadhara. I have found an excellent website http://shaivam.org where the entire Shivananda Lahari translated into English by Shri P.R.Ramachander. That only I have mentioned here. The work is superb.  

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January 28, 2017 yogi

Jyotirlinga represents Lord Shiva, where Lord Shiva manifested. Jyoti means Radiance and Linga represent the sign of Shiva. There are 12 Jyotirlinga in India which is called Dwadash Jyotirlinga. सौराष्ट्रे सोमनाथं च श्रीशैले मल्लिकार्जुनम्। उज्जयिन्यां महाकालमोङ्कारममलेश्वरम्॥ परल्यां वैद्यनाथं च डाकिन्यां भीमशङ्करम्। सेतुबन्धे तु रामेशं नागेशं दारुकावने॥ वाराणस्यां तु विश्वेशं त्र्यम्बकं गौतमीतटे। हिमालये तु केदारं घुश्मेशं च शिवालये॥ एतानि ज्योतिर्लिङ्गानि सायं प्रातः पठेन्नरः। सप्तजन्मकृतं पापं स्मरणेन विनश्यति॥ एतेशां दर्शनादेव पातकं नैव तिष्ठति। कर्मक्षयो भवेत्तस्य यस्य तुष्टो महेश्वराः॥   Somnath Jyotirlinga The Somnath Jyotirlinga located in Prabhas Patan near Veraval in Saurashtra on the western coast of Gujarat India. As per scriptures it is the first jyotirlinga. The main temple was destroyed and reconstructed several times in the past. At present temple…

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