Skanda Sashti 2016

    Skanda Sashti is celebrated on the sixth waxing moon of Sun Month ‘Thula’, every Vedic year (November 5th, 2016). This specific day is dedicated to Skanda (Muruga) as He restored peace and prosperity by destroying a demon race whose leader was Shurapadma. Muruga-devotees/followers practice fasting and various rituals are performed to obtain complete …

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Shiva Tandava Stotram (with meaning)

||सार्थशिवताण्डवस्तोत्रम् || ||श्रीगणेशाय नमः || जटाटवीगलज्जलप्रवाहपावितस्थले matted hair-thick as forest-water-flow-consecrated-area गलेऽवलम्ब्य लम्बितां भुजङ्गतुङ्गमालिकाम् | in the throat-stuck-hanging-snake-lofty-garland डमड्डमड्डमड्डमन्निनादवड्डमर्वयं damat-damat-damat-damat-having sound-drum-this चकार चण्डताण्डवं तनोतु नः शिवः शिवम् ||१|| did-fierce-Tandava-may he shower-on us-Shiva-auspiciousness With his neck, consecrated by the flow of water flowing from the thick forest-like locks of hair, and on the neck, where the lofty snake is hanging garland, and the Damaru drum making the sound of …

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Chidambarashtakam

Citāmbarāsatakaṁ  kadamba kālana priyaṁ cidaṁbhayā vihārinaṁ  va deva kumba kumbhitas kaṭim phalā lanot sukhaṁ  sadaṁba kāma kaṇḍanaṁ sadaṁ bhuvāni nīdharaṁ mṛdaṁ buje jagat guruṁ  cidaṁbaraṁ vibhāvayet  samasta bhakta phoṣanaṣ svahasta bhatta kankanaṁ  prasasta kīrti vaibhavaṁ nirasta sajjanā padaṁ  dharaṣṭa mukti sādanaṁ śivaṣṭa candra maṇdalaṁ mṛdaṁ buje jagat guruṁ  cidaṁbaraṁ vibhāvayet  jaṭā kirīta mannitaṁ nikāla locanān …

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