Ashtakam or Astakam is derived from the Sanskrit word ‘Asta’ which means ‘eight’. Ashtakam is basically a poetic composition consisting of 8 stanzas. Each stanza has 4 lines and so an ashtakam consists of 32 lines. These lines follow a strict rhyme scheme. Adi Sankaracharya the great Indian philosopher and
108 Names of Lord Krishna Om Krishnaya Namaha Om Kamalanadhaya Namaha Om Vaasudevaya Namaha Om Sanathanaya Namaha Om Vasudevaatmajaya Namaha Om Punyaya Namaha Om Leelamanusha vigrahaya Namaha Om Srivatsa Koustubha dharaya Namaha Om Yasodaa-vathsalaya Namaha Om Hariye Namaha Om Chaturbhujatta Chakrasi-gadha Sankambhujha yudhayujaaya Namaha Om Devakinandanaya Namaha Om Srisaaya Namaha
Sri Durga Saptha Slokiom Asya Sri Durga Saptha Sloki Sloka Manthrasya -narayana Rishi, Anushtup Chanda, Sri Maha Kali, Sri Maha Lakshmi, Sri Maha Saraswathyo Devathah, Sri Duga Preethyartham Saptha Sloki Durga Pate Viniyoga Om Jnaneenaam Api Chethamsi, Devi Bhagwathi Hi Sa, Bala-dha-krushya Mohaya Maha Maya Prayachathi. Om Durge Smrutha Harasi
Mantra : The Siddhi Vinayak mantra is one of the most important of the Ganesh Mantras. Om Namo Siddhi Vinayakaya Sarva Kaarya Kartrey Sarva Vighna Prashamnay Sarvarjaya Vashyakarnaya Sarvajan Sarvastree Purush Aakarshanaya Shreeng Om Swaha. Meaning : The word ‘Siddhi Vinayak’ in Hindi means ‘The God of Achievement
Miti Ka Tan Huaa Pavitra, Ganga Ke Asnan Se | Ant Karan Ho Jaye Pavitra, Jagadambe Ke Dhyan Se || Sarve Mangal Mangalye, Shive Sarvarth Sadhike | Sharanye Trambake Gauri, Narayani Namo Stute || Shakti Shakti Do Mujhe, Karoon Tumhara Dhyan | Path Nirvignya Ho Tera, Mera Ho Kalyan ||
Navratri Ke Nau Din Aaye Dena Nav Vardan Aisi Kripa Karna Ambe Jag Ka Ho Kalyan Navratri Ke Nau Din Aaye Dena Nav Vardan Aisi Kripa Karna Ambe Jag Ka Ho Kalyan Pahla Var Mai Jhooth Naa Bolu Paap Punya Ko Mann Se Tolu Vipda Aaye Laakh Hazaro Fir Bhi
Mantra Aum Tryambakam Yajaamahe Sugandhim PushtivardhanamUrvaarukamiva BandhanaaMrityormuksheeya Maamritaat Meaning We worship the three-eyed One,who is fragrant and who nourishes all.Like the fruit falls off from the bondage of the stem,may we be liberated from death, from mortality.
Slokas Sloka : A pair of successive lines of verse, typically rhyming and of the same length. Most Hindu scriptures are written in forms of slokas. Mahabharata, Ramayana & Upanishads are written in the form of slokas. The first sloka of Mahabharata is “Narayanam namaskrutya naram chaiva narottamam Daivim sarasvatim