Mantras Archive

  • Ganesha Sloka Collection

    Ganesha Sloka Collection

    The focus of the August yagya series is Ganesha.  The following file contains almost 2 hours of mantras and slokas for Ganesha.  To download just click “download” to the right of the media player. The file contains: – Ganapati Suprabhatam – Ganapati Gayatri – Ganesha Dhyanam – Ganapati Kavacham – Ganesha Upanishad – Ganapati Pratasmaranam […]

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  • Ganapati Upanishad

    Ganapati Upanishad

    Ganapati Upanishad Om ! O Devas, may we hear with our ears what is auspicious; May we see with our eyes what is auspicious, O ye worthy of worship ! May we enjoy the term of life allotted by the Devas, Praising them with our body and limbs steady ! May the glorious Indra bless […]

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  • Guru Paduka Stotram

    Guru Paduka Stotram

    Guru Paduka Stotram by Adi Shankara Shankara was always very devoted to the value of a guru.  Of course in our modern world, it is easy to be rather cynical, but still we can recognize the importance of the principle of “guru”.  No matter what we wish to learn, someone has to teach it.  Knowledge […]

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  • 108 names of the Sun (Surya Shathanamavali)

    108 names of the Sun (Surya Shathanamavali)

    The vedic tradition offers many tools to increase the level of harmony between us and the universe.  One of them is to listen to, or recite the 108 names of a particular deity or planet.  This technique relies on the intimate relationship between name and form (nama rupa) that is present in the Sanskrit language. […]

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  • Sun (Surya) Mantras for the solar eclipse

    Sun (Surya) Mantras for the solar eclipse

    According to the vedic tradition during an eclipse, mantras can be very effective.  But repeating the same mantra over and over for 2+ hours can get a little boring.  So I have made a compilation of Sun Mantras that is 1 hour and 18 minutes in length.  You are welcome to listen on-line or click […]

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  • Aditya Hridayam – The Sun Mantra

    Aditya Hridayam – The Sun Mantra

    Eclipses are great times for spiritual practices because the effects of the mantras are greatly magnified.  If you get tired of repeating mantra, then you can always listen to them and mantras for the Sun are particularly appropriate.  Over the next few days I will post as many Surya (Sun) mantras as I can locate. […]

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  • Saraswati Suktam

    Saraswati Suktam

    Saraswati is the goddess of wisdom and learning.  She is supposed to be shy and difficult to reach, presumably like wisdom itself.  She is the wife of Brahma the Creator. The Saraswati Suktam is very nice, and some of the translation follows: Paavakaa na Saraswathi Vajebhi vajnivathi Yagnam vasthu dhiyaavasu. Saraswathi is the purifier,Giver of […]

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  • Dakshinamurti


    Dakshinamurti, sometimes also known as Jnana Dakshinamurti, is the form of Shiva associated with the Guru who removes ignorance through jnana (knowledge). While most deities in a temple will face east towards the rising Sun, Dakshinamurti always faces south, the direction of death.  Shiva is known as the victor over death (Mrytunjaya).  So this placement […]

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