Skandamata Navdurga, Dhyana Mantra & Spiritual importance

Skandamata is the fifth aspect of Navdurga Goddesses worshipped during Saran Navratri Durga pooja. Skanda mata puja 2014 date is April 4 & September 29. Spiritual importance of Skanda mata Navadurga pooja: Skanda mata is the fifth form of among nine tremendous aspects of Durga worshipped during Saran Navratra. On this day, Yogis and other […]

Navratri 2014 Stotras, Slokas or Prayers to recite during Durga Navratri Puja

Maa Vaishnavi Devi Vishweshwari Mahamaya

Navratri 2014 Stotras, Slokas or Prayers to recite during Durga Navratri Puja - Devi or Durga is stotra priya which means the Goddess is pleased by reciting prayers and praising her with mantras. Durga Saptashati or Chandi Path or Devi Mahatmyam, Durga Chandrakala Stuthi, Durga Apada uddaraka stotram, Durga Aarti, Durga Ashtakam, Durga Sahasranama stotram, Durga […]

Power of Hare Krishna Maha Mantra

The following story illustrates how the Hare Krishna maha-mantra, although seemingly an ordinary sound, is not the same as other sounds. Out of His love for us, God manifests Himself as His holy name. The Padma Purana declares: abhinnatvam nama naminoh “There is no difference between the name of God and God Himself.” So the […]

Sri Lakshmi Ganapati Stotram (Lakshmi Ganesh Mantra)

Lakshmi Ganapati Stotram or Lakshmi Ganesh mantra is an auspicious stotra to worship Lord Sri Laxmi Ganapati. Usually Lord Ganesh is known as the slayer of obstacles (Vigna Vinayaka). Lakshmi Ganapati means the Lord Ganapati who not only removes obstacles but blesses devotees with prosperity and wealth. Devotees worship Asta Ganapati Murtis for wealth and […]

108 Sacred Names of Surya Deva in Brahma Purana

Brahma once recounted to the sages the one hundred and eight sacred names of Surya. The Brahma Purana lists these names and we reproduce them in nine groups of twelve names each. 1. Surya, Archana, Bhagavana, Tvashta, Pusha, Arka, Savita, Ravi, Gabhastimana, Aja, Kala, Mrityu. 2. Dhata, Prabhakara, Prithivi, Jala, Teja, Akasha, Vayu, Parayana, Soma, […]

Putra Prapthi Ashtakam, Putraprapti Astakam Prayer to chant on Putraprapthi Vrata

Putra Prapthi Ashtakam is the important stotra or prayer chanted during Putra Prapthi Vrata. This Ashtakam is written by Sri Mukkur Lakshmi Narasimhachariar. Putra Prapti Vratham is observed in Vaishakh month. Putra Prapti Ashtakam is also chanted at Putra Ganapathi Vratham which is observed in Phalgun Month. Prahladha varadam shreshtam rajya lakshmya samanvitham putrartham prarthaye […]

Shivaratri Puja Mantras: Stotras, Prayers to chant during Mahashivratri Puja Procedure

Shivaratri puja is one of the auspicious Hindu rituals to perform on Mahashivratri. There are some simple Shiva Mantras or stotras or prayers to chant during Shivaratri puja procedure. It is to note that Mahashivaratri 2014 date is February 27. Bilvashtakam, Lingshtakam, Shiva Astakam, Shiva Panchakshari mantram, Shiva Chalisa, Shiva Aarti, Shiva Sahasranama stotram are […]

Sri Shiva Panchaakshari Stotram, Nagendra Haaraya Trilochanaaya Song Lyrics

Sri Shiva Panchakshari Stotram (Nagendra Haaraya Trilochananya, Bhasmanga raagaya maheshvaraaya) is a popular stotra to Lord Shiva. It is a stotram which explains the significance of each letter in Shiva Panchakshari Mantram (Om Namah Shivaya). Here are the lyrics of Shiva Panchakshari Stotram Naagendra-haaraaya trilochanaaya Bhasmaanga-raagaaya maheshvaraaya Nithyaaya shud-dhaaya digambaraaya Tasmai “Na” kaaraaya namah shivaaya […]

Radha Saptami Stotram, Ratha Saptami Prayer or Slokam to Surya Bhagwan

Radha Saptami, popularly known as Ratha Saptami, is the festival to celebrate Surya Jayanti. On Radha Saptami, performing ceremonial bath in holy rivers like Ganga, Godavari, Yamuna, Narmada, Cauvery, Krishna, etc. is considered as auspicious. While ritual bath on Ratha Saptami, devotees recite the mantra given below: – Ratha Saptami Snan Mantram: Yadhaa janma krutham […]

Saraswati Mantram, Daily Prayer to Goddess Saraswati

Saraswati mantram or the daily prayer to Goddess Saraswati is recited by students, women, job seekers and educationalists for their success in learning and education. They believe that Goddess Saraswati, the Goddess of learning and education, blesses them victory in learning and academics. Vasant Panchami, Ugadi (Gudi Padwa) and Devi Sharad Navratri are the best […]