Friday, January 19, 2007

RAJA ALANKARAM JAN 19 2007

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ravinder said...

Ram Stuti

Bhaye pragata kripaala dina dayaalaa,
Kawshalyaa hitakari
Harashita mahataari muni mana haari,
adabhuta roop bichari
Lochana abhiraamaa tanu dhana shyaamaa
nija aayuda bhuja chaari
Bhushana vanmaalaa nayana bisaalaa,
sobhaa sindhu Kharaari
Bhaya pragata.......................
Kaha doui kar jori astouti tori
Kehi vidhi karon anantaa
Maayaa guna gyaanaa tita amaanaa
Vada puraana bhanantaa
Karunaa sukha saagar saba guna aagar
Jehi gaavahi sruti santaa
So mama hita laagi jana anuraagi
Bhaye pragata sri kantaa
Bhaya pragata.......................
Brahmandanikaayaa , nirmit Maayaa
Rom rom prati veda kahey
Mama oura so baasi yaha oupahaasi
soonata dhir mati thir na rahee
Oupajaa jaba gyaanaa prabhu musukaana
Charita bahuta vidhi kinha chahey
Kahi kathaa suhaii maatou bujhaii
jehi prakaar suta prema lahey
Bhaya pragata.......................
Maataa pooni boli so mati doli
tajahu taata yaha rupaa
Kijiye sisulilaa ati priya silaa
yaha sukh parama anupaa
Suni vachana sujaanaa rodan
hoyi baalaka surabhupaa
Yaha charitra jo gaavahi hari pada paavahi
te na parahii bhava kupaa
Bhaya pragata.......................


Ram Bhajan

Sitaa Raam, Sitaa Raam, Sita Raam Kahiye
Jaahi vidhi rakhe Raam, taahi vidhi rahiye
Mukh me ho Raam naam, Raam sevaa haat me
Tu akela nahin pyare, Raam tere saath me
Vidhi ka vidhan jaan, haani laabh sahiye
Jaahi vidhi rakhe Raam, taahi vidhi rahiye
Kiya abhimaan to phir, maan nahi payegaa
Hogaa pyaare vohi jo shri Raam ji ko bhaayega
Phal aasha tyaaga shuba kaam karate rahiye
Jaahi vidhi rakhe Raam, taahi vidhi rahiye
Jindagi ki dhor sop, hath dinaa nath ke
Maholo me rakhe chaahe jopari me basade
Dhanyavaad nirvivaad, Raam Raam rahiye
Jaahi vidhi rakhe Raam, taahi vidhi rahiye
Aasha ek Raam ji se, duji aasha jorde
Naata ek Raam jise duja naataa tor de
Saadhu sanga Raam saga, ang-ang rangiye
Kaam rasatyaage phaare, Raam rasa pagiye
Sitaa Raam, Sitaa Raam, Sitaa Raam kahiye
Jaahi vidhi rakhe Raam, taahi vidhi rahiye

ravinder said...

Aarti
Om jay jagadisha hare
Swamee jaya jagadeesha hare
Bhakta janon ke sankata,
Chana me doora kare
Om jay jagadisha hare..................
Jo dhyaave phala paave,
Dukh vinaashe mam ka
Sukha sampati ghara aave,
Kasta mite tana ka
Om jay jagadisha hare..................
Maata pitaa tuma mere,
Sharana gahoo kisakee
Tuma bina aur na duja,
Aasa karoon jisakee
Om jay jagadisha hare..................
Tuma poorana paramaatmaa,
Tuma antarayamee
Paara brahma parmeshwar,
Tuma sabake swami,
Om jay jagadisha hare..................
Tuma karunaa ke saagara,
Tuma paalana kartaa
Mei sewak tum swaami,
Kripaa karo bhartaa
Om jay jagadisha hare..................
Tum ho eka agochar,
Sabake praanapatee
Kisa vidhi miloon dayaamayaa
Tumako main kumatee
Om jay jagadisha hare..................
Deen bandhu dukha hartaa,
Tuma rakshaka mere,
Karuna hasta barhawo,
Dwaar paraa tere
Om jay jagadisha hare..................
Vishaya vikaar mitawo,
Paapa haro devaa
Shradhaa bhakti barhawo,
Santana ki sewa
Om jay jagadisha hare..................
Tana mana dhana saba hei tera, (saba kucha..)
Teraa tujako arpan, kyaa lage mera
Om jay jagadisha hare..................
Shri Sitaa Raam ji ki aarti, jo koi nar gave
Kahata Shivaa nanda swaami,
Sukh sampati pave
Om jay jagadisha hare..................

ravinder said...

Devi Stuti
Yaa Devi Sarvabhuteshu Vishnu Mayeti Shabditaa
Namastasyei (3) Namo Namah
Yaa Devi Sarvabhuteshu Chetan Netya Bhidhyate
Namastasyei (3) Namo Namah

Yaa Devi Sarvabhuteshu Budhi Rupena Sanstitha
Namastasyei (3) Namo Namah

Yaa Devi Sarvabhuteshu Nidra Rupena Sanstitha
Namastasyei (3) Namo Namah

Yaa Devi Sarvabhuteshu Shudhaa Rupena Sanstitha
Namastasyei (3) Namo Namah

Yaa Devi Sarvabhuteshu Chaayaa Rupena Sanstitha
Namastasyei (3) Namo Namah

Yaa Devi Sarvabhuteshu Shakti Rupena Sanstitha
Namastasyei (3) Namo Namah

Yaa Devi Sarvabhuteshu Trishnaa Rupena Sanstitha
Namastasyei (3) Namo Namah

Yaa Devi Sarvabhuteshu Akshanti Rupena Sanstitha
Namastasyei (3) Namo Namah

Yaa Devi Sarvabhuteshu Jaati Rupena Sanstitha
Namastasyei (3) Namo Namah

Yaa Devi Sarvabhuteshu Lajjaa Rupena Sanstitha
Namastasyei (3) Namo Namah

Yaa Devi Sarvabhuteshu Shanti Rupena Sanstitha
Namastasyei (3) Namo Namah

Yaa Devi Sarvabhuteshu Shraddha Rupena Sanstitha
Namastasyei (3) Namo Namah

Yaa Devi Sarvabhuteshu Kaanti Rupena Sanstitha
Namastasyei (3) Namo Namah

Yaa Devi Sarvabhuteshu Lakshmi Rupena Sanstitha
Namastasyei (3) Namo Namah

Yaa Devi Sarvabhuteshu Vriti Rupena Sanstitha
Namastasyei (3) Namo Namah

Yaa Devi Sarvabhuteshu Smriti Rupena Sanstitha
Namastasyei (3) Namo Namah

Yaa Devi Sarvabhuteshu Dayaa Rupena Sanstitha
Namastasyei (3) Namo Namah

Yaa Devi Sarvabhuteshu Tushti Rupena Sanstitha
Namastasyei (3) Namo Namah

Yaa Devi Sarvabhuteshu Maatri Rupena Sanstitha
Namastasyei (3) Namo Namah

Yaa Devi Sarvabhuteshu Bhraanti Rupena Sanstitha
Namastasyei (3) Namo Namah

ravinder said...

II Hanuman Mantra II



MANOJAVAM
MAARUTATULYAVEGAM


JITENDRIYAM BUDDHIMATAAM
VARISTHAM,

VAATAATMAJAM
VAANARAYOOTHMUKHYAM

SRIRAMDOOTAM SARANAM
PRAPADHYE.




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II Meaning of Hanuman mantra II

I surrender to Hanuman, the messenger of Lord Rama,
whose speed is as swift as the mind and as swift as the wind.
Who has controlled his sense organs and is the most intellegent
among the intelligent ones; who is the son of vayu and the chief
of the monket tribe.

ravinder said...

II Ramayan ji Ki Aarti II



Aarti Shri Ramayan ji ki, kirti kalit lalit Siya-pi ki II
Gavat Brahmadik Muni Narad, Valmiki vigyan visharad II
Shuk Sanakadi Shesh aru Sarad, barni Pavansut kirti niki II1II
Aarti Shri Ramayan ji ki,...

Gavat Ved Puran ashtdash, chhahon Shastra sab granthan ko ras II
Munijan dhan santan ko sarbas, sar ansh sammat sab-hiki II2II
Aarti Shri Ramayan ji ki,...


Gavat Santat Shambhu Bhavani, aru ghatsambhav muni vigyani II
Vyas adi kavibarj bakhani, Kakbhushundi Garur ke hi ki II3II
Aarti Shri Ramayan ji ki,...


Kalimal harni vishay ras phiki, subhag singar mukti yuvati ki II
Dalan rog bhav muri ami ki, tat mat sab vidhi Tulsi ki II4II
Aarti Shri Ramayan ji ki,...

ravinder said...

II Balaji Ki Aarti II



Om Jai Hanumat Veera Swami Jai Hanuat Veera,
Sankat Mochan Swami Tum ho Randhira.
Pawan-Putra Anjani-Sut, mahimaati bhari,
Dukh Daridra mitao, Sankat chah hari.
Bal samay mein tumne Ravi ko bhaksh liyo,
Devan stuti kinhi, tab hi chod diyo.
Kapi Sugriv Ram sang maitri karvai,
Baali bali maray kapishin gaddi dilvai,
Jari lank ko le Siye ki sudhi Vanar harshaye,
Karaj kathin sudhare Raghuveer maan bhaye.
Shakti lagi Lakshman ke bhari soch bhayo,
Lay Sanjivan booti dukh sab door kiyo.
Le patal Ahiravan jabhi paithi gayo,
Tahi mari prabhu laye jai jaikar bhayo.
Ghate memdhipur mein shobhit darshan ati bihari,
Mangal aur Shanischar mela hai jari.
Shree Balaji ki aarti jo koi nar gave,
Kahat Indra harshit maan vanchhit phal pave

ravinder said...

II Hanuman Ji Ki Aarti II Aarti Ke Jai Hanuman Lalaki (3). Dusht dalan Raghunath kalaki

Jaakay bal say giriwar kaapay, Roog doosh jakay nikat na jhankay

Anjani putra maha balli daayee, Santan kay prabhu sada sahaye...

Day beeraa Raghunath pataway, Lanka jaaree seeya soodi laayee

Lanka so koti Samundra Seekhaayee, Jaat pawansut baran layee

Lanka Jaari Asur Sanghaaray, Seeya Ramjee kay kaaj sawaray...

Lakshman moor chet paray Sakaaray, Aani Sajeewan praan ubaaray

Paitee pataal toori jam kaaray, Ahi Ravana kee bujaa ukhaaray

Baayay bujaa asur dhal maaray, Dahinay bujaa sant jam taray...

Sur nar Muni aarati utaaray, Jai jai jai Hanuman ucharaay

Kanchan thaar Kapoor loo chaayee, Aaaarati karat Anjani maayee

Jo Hanuman kee Aaarati gaaway, Basee Baikoontha param pad paaway

ravinder said...

II Shri RamChandra Kripalu - Shri Ram Stuti / Aarti II



श्री रामचन्द्र कृपालु
श्रीरामचन्द्र कृपालु भजु मन हरण भवभय दारुणम् .
नवकञ्ज लोचन कञ्ज मुखकर कञ्जपद कञ्जारुणम् .. १..

कंदर्प अगणित अमित छबि नव नील नीरज सुन्दरम् .
पटपीत मानहुं तड़ित रुचि सुचि नौमि जनक सुतावरम् .. २..

भजु दीन बन्धु दिनेश दानव दैत्यवंशनिकन्दनम् .
रघुनन्द आनंदकंद कोशल चन्द दशरथ नन्दनम् .. ३..

सिर मुकुट कुण्डल तिलक चारु उदार अङ्ग विभूषणम् .
आजानुभुज सर चापधर सङ्ग्राम जित खरदूषणम् .. ४..

इति वदति तुलसीदास शङ्कर शेष मुनि मनरञ्जनम् .
मम हृदयकञ्ज निवास कुरु कामादिखलदलमञ्जनम् .. ५..




Shri Ramacandra kripalu bhaju, mana, harana bhava bhaya darunam;
navakanja-locana kanja-mukha, kara-kanja pada-kanjarunam. ...1

Kandarpa aganita amita chavi, navalina niraj sundaram;
patapita manahu tarita ruchi suchi, naumi Janaka-sutavaram. ...2


Bhaju Dinabhandu Dinesha danava-daitya-vansha nikandanam;
Raghunanda anandakanda, Kaushalacanda Dasharatha-nandanam. ...3


Sira mukuta kundala tilaka caru, udaru anga vibhushanam;
ajanu bhuja sharacapa dhara, sangrama-jita Khara-Dhushanam. ...4


Iti vadati Tulasidasa Shakara, Shesha munimana ranjanam;
mama hridaya-kanja nivasa kuru, kamadi khaladala ganjanam. ...

ravinder said...

II Shri Ram Jai RamII

श्री राम जय राम जय जय राम .
राम राम राम राम रोम रोम में ..
श्री राम जय राम जय जय राम .
राम राम राम राम जन जन में ..
श्री राम जय राम जय जय राम .
राम राम राम राम कण कण में ..
श्री राम जय राम जय जय राम .
राम राम राम राम राम मुख में ..
श्री राम जय राम जय जय राम .
राम राम राम राम राम मन में ..
श्री राम जय राम जय जय राम .
राम राम राम राम स्वांस स्वांस में ..
श्री राम जय राम जय जय राम .
राम राम राम राम राम राम राम ..
राम राम राम राम राम राम राम .
राम राम राम राम राम राम राम ..

ravinder said...

II Mangal Bhavan Amangal Haree II

मंगल भवन अमंगल हारी
द्रवहु सुदसरथ अचर बिहारी
राम सिया राम सिया राम जय जय राम - २

हो, होइहै वही जो राम रचि राखा
को करे तरफ़ बढ़ाए साखा

हो, धीरज धरम मित्र अरु नारी
आपद काल परखिये चारी

हो, जेहिके जेहि पर सत्य सनेहू
सो तेहि मिलय न कछु सन्देहू

हो, जाकी रही भावना जैसी
रघु मूरति देखी तिन तैसी

रघुकुल रीत सदा चली आई
प्राण जाए पर वचन न जाई
राम सिया राम सिया राम जय जय राम

हो, हरि अनन्त हरि कथा अनन्ता
कहहि सुनहि बहुविधि सब संता
राम सिया राम सिया राम जय जय राम

ravinder said...

Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Hare Hare;
Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Hare Hare.

Shri Rama, jai Rama, jai jai Rama;
Shri Rama, jai Rama, jai jai Rama.

Shri Rama Hare, Shri Rama Hare,
Shri Rama Hare, Sukhadhama Hare;
Shri Rama Hare, Chavidhama Hare,
Man-mohan Sundar Shyama Hare.

Jay Raghunandan:, jai Siya Rama,
Janki-vallabha Sita Rama;
Raghupathi Raghav Raja Rama,
Patita Pavana Sita Rama.

ravinder said...

II Thumak Chalat Ramchandra II
Hey Ram, hey Ram, hey Ram, hey Ram,
jag mein sacho tero naam. Hey Ram...
II Thumak Chalat Ramchandra II

Tu hi mata, tu hi pita hai;
tu hi hai Radha ka Shyam.

Tu antaryami, saba ka Swami;
tere charno me charo dham.

Tu hi bigare, tu hi savare,
es jag ke sare kaam.

Tu hi jagdatta, vishava Vidhata;
tu hi subah ho, tu hi sham.

Hey Ram, hey Ram, hey Ram, hey Ram,
jag me sacho tero naam.

ravinder said...

II Ram Krishna Hari II






Ram Krishna Hari mukund murari I
Pandurang Pandurang Ram Krishna Hari II

Vithal Vithal Pandurang Ram Krishna Hari I
Pandurang Pandurang Ram Krishna Hari II

ravinder said...

Sree Rama Ashtotra

Om Sree-ramaya namah
Om Rama-bhadraya namah
Om Rama-chandraya namah
Om Shaswa-taya namah
Om Rajiva-lochanaya namah
Om Sree-mate namah
Om Rajen-draya namah
Om Raghu-pungavaya namah
Om Jaanaki-valla-bhaya namah
Om Jaitraya namah
Om Jita-mitraya namah
Om Janar-dhanaya namah
Om Visva-mitra-priyaya namah
Om Dantaaya namah
Om Sharana-trana-tatparaya namah
Om Vaali-pramadha-naya namah
Om Vaag-mene namah
Om Satya-vaachine namah
Om Satya-vikramaya namah
Om Vrata-dharaaya namah
Om Sada-hanu-mada-sritaya namah
Om Kousa-leyaya namah
Om Khara-dvamsine namah
Om Vira-dhavada-panditaya namah
Om Vibhee-shana-paritranaya namah
Om Hari-lodanda-khamdanaya namah
Om Sapta-tala-prabettaya namah
Om Dasha-greeva-shiro-haraaya namah
Om Jaama-dagya-maha-darpa-dalanaaya namah
Om Taata-kanta-kaya namah
Om Vedanta-saaraaya namah
Om Vedat-maya namah
Om Bhava-rogasya-bhesha-jaaya namah
Om Dushana-trishiro-hartre namah
Om Trimurtaye namah
Om Trigunat-makaya namah
Om Trivikra-maya namah
Om Trilo-katmaya namah
Om Punya-charitra-keerta-naaya namah
Om Punya-charitra-keerta-naaya namah
Om Triloka-raksha-kaaya namah
Om Dhanvine namah
Om Danda-karanya-kartanaya namah
Om Ahalya-shasa-shamanaya namah
Om Pitru-bhaktaya namah
Om Vara-pradaya namah
Om Jitendri-yaaya namah
Om Jita-krodhaya namah
Om Jita-mitraya namah
Om Jagad-gurave namah
Om Ruksha-vaanara-samghatine namah
Om Chitra-kuta-sama-shrayaaya namah
Om Jayanta-trana-varadaaya namah
Om Sumitra-putra-sevitaya namah
Om Sarva-devadi-devaaya namah
Om Mruta-vanara jeeva-naya namah
Om Maya-mari-hantre namah
Om Maha-devaya namah
Om Maha-bujaya namah
Om Sarva-deva-stutaya namah
Om Soumyaya namah
Om Bramhanyaya namah
Om Muni-samstu-taya namah
Om Maha-yogine namah
Om Maho-daraya namah
Om Sugre-vepsita-rajya-daya namah
Om Sarva-punyadi-kaphala-srutaya namah
Om Smruta-sarva-ghanasha-naya namah
Om Adi-purushaya namah
Om Parama-purushaya namah
Om Punyo-dayaya namah
Om Daya-saraya namah
Om Purana-purshotamaya namah
Om Smitha-vaktraya namah
Om Mita-bhashine namah
Om Purva-bhashine namah
Om Raghavaya namah
Om Anantha guna-ghamberaya namah
Om Deroda-ttaya namah
Om Gunota-maya namah
Om Maya-manusha-charitraya namah
Om Maha-devadi-pujitaya namah
Om Setu-krute namah
Om Jita-vara-siya namah
Om Sarva-tirdhamayaya namah
Om Harye namah
Om Shyamangaya namah
Om Sundaraya namah
Om Shuraya namah
Om Peetaa-vaasaya namah
Om Dhanurdaraya namah
Om Sarva-yagnadi-paya namah
Om Yajvine namah
Om Jaraa-marana-varjitaya namah
Om Veebhee-veshana-pratistatre namah
Om Sarva-paguna-varjitaya namah
Om Paramat-maya namah
Om Para-bramhanye namah
Om Sachitananda-vigrahaya namah
Om Parasmai-jyotine namah
Om Parakashaya namah
Om Parat-paraya namah
Om Pareshaya namah
Om Paranaya namah
Om Paraya namah
Om Sarva-devatma-kaya namah
Om Parasmai namah
Iti Sree Rama Ashtotra

ravinder said...

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Sree Vishnu Ashtotra

Om Vishnave namah
Om Jishnave namah
Om Vashat-karaya namah
Om Deva-devaya namah
Om Vrusha-kapaye namah
Om Damo-daraya namah
Om Deena-bandhave namah
Om Aadi-devaya namah
Om Dite-stutaya namah
Om Punda-reekaya namah
Om Para-nandaya namah
Om Paramatmane namah
Om Paratparaya namah
Om Parashu-dharine namah
Om Vishwatwane namah
Om Krishnaya namah
Om Kalimala-paharine namah
Om Koustu-bhodbasi-toraskaya namah
Om Naraaya namah
Om Narayanaya namah
Om Haraye namah
Om Haraya namah
Om Hari-priyaya namah
Om Swamine namah
Om Vaikuntaya namah
Om Vishwa-tomukhaya namah
Om Hrushi-keshaya namah
Om Aprame-yaya namah
Om Aatmane namah
Om Vara-haya namah
Om Dharanee-saraya namah
Om Dharme-shaya namah
Om Dharanee-nadhaya namah
Om Dyeyaya namah
Om Dharma-bhrutamvaraya namah
Om Sahasra-shirshaya namah
Om Purushaya namah
Om Sahasra-kshaya namah
Om Sahasra-padave namah
Om Sarwa-gaya namah
Om Sarwa-vidyaya namah
Om Sarwaya namah
Om Sharanyaya namah
Om Sadhu-vallabhaya namah
Om Kousalya-nanda-naya namah
Om Srimate namah
Om Raksha-kaya namah
Om Kula-vina-shakaya namah
Om Jagat-kartaya namah
Om Jagadar-taya namah
Om Jagaje-taya namah
Om Janarti-haraya namah
Om Janakee-vallabhaya namah
Om Devaya namah
Om Jayaya namah
Om Jaya-rupaya namah
Om Jaleshwa-raya namah
Om Ksherabdhi-vasine namah
Om Kshirabdhi-tanaya-vallabhaya namah
Om Shesha-shaeine namah
Om Pannagaree-vahanaya namah
Om Vishtara-shravaya namah
Om Madhavaya namah
Om Madhura-nadhaya namah
Om Mukundaya namah
Om Mohana-shanaya namah
Om Daityarine namah
Om Pundaree-kakshaya namah
Om Achyutaya namah
Om Madhu-sudanaya namah
Om Soma-suryagni-nayanaya namah
Om Nrusimhaya namah
Om Bhaktha-vatsalaya namah
Om Nityaya namah
Om Niramayaya namah
Om Nara-devaya namah
Om Shudhaya namah
Om Jagatprabhave namah
Om Haya-grivaya namah
Om Puji-taya namah
Om Upendhraya namah
Om Rukmineepataye namah
Om Sarwadeva-mayaya namah
Om Srishaya namah
Om Sarwa-dharaya namah
Om Sanatanaya namah
Om Soumyaya namah
Om Soumya-pradaya namah
Om Srashtaya namah
Om Vishva-ksenaya namah
Om Janardhanaya namah
Om Yashoda-tanayaya namah
Om Yogaya namah
Om Yoga-shastra-parayanaya namah
Om Rudhrat-makaya namah
Om Rudramurtaye namah
Om Raghavaya namah
Om Madhu-sudanaya namah
Om Atula-tejase namah
Om Parasmai-jyotine namah
Om Sarwa-papa-haraya namah
Om Punyaya namah
Om Amita-tejase namah
Om Dukha-nashanaya namah
Om Daridrya-nashanaya namah
Om Dourbhagya-nashanaya namah
Om Sukha-vardha-naya namah
Om Sarva-sampat-karaya namah
Iti Sree Vishnu Ashtotra Samaptam

ravinder said...

Narayana Hrudayam

Om narayanah param-jyotir-matma narayanah parah
Narayanah param-bramha narayana namo stute || 1
Narayanah paro devo dhata narayanah parah
Narayanah param-dhyata narayana namo stute || 2
Narayanah pram-dhama dhyanam rarayanah parah
Narayanah paro dharmo narayana namo stute || 3
Narayanah paro-devo vidya narayana parah
Vishvam narayana-sakshan-narayana namo stute || 4
Narayana-dvidhirjato jaato naraya-danbhova
Jaato narayana-dimdro narayan namo stute || 5
Ravirnarayana-steja shchamdto narayano mahan
Vahnir-narayana-sakshan-narayana namo-stute || 6
Narayana upasya-sargu-rurnarayanah parah
Narayana paro bodho narayana namo-stute || 7
Narayana param mukhyam sidhir-narayana-sukham
Harir-narayana-shudhih narayana namo-stute || 8

ravinder said...

yathra raghunatha keerthanam thathra thathra kruthamasthakanjalem |
pashpavari paripurna lochanam maruthim namatha rakshasanthagam ||

Sri Maruthi (Son of Wind God), the terror to demons (Rakshasas) is present wherever praise of Sri Rama is sung, with joyous tears in His eyes and folded hands over His head. To Him we offer our salutation (Namaskarams).


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Manojavam maaruta tulya vegam Jitendriyam budhimataam varishtam |
Vaataatmajam Vaanarayootha mukhyam Sri Rama dootam s'irasa namaami ||

Lord Rama's emmisary,(sri Rama dootam) the foremost among the intelligentsia, (budhimataam varishtam) is swift as thought and equal to wind-God in speed (monojavam maaruth tulya vegam). I bow reverently my head (s'irasa namassmi) to that wind God's great son (vaaataatmajam)Hanuman, who keeps his sense organs ever under control (jitendriyam) and a leader of the army of the monkeys (vaanarayootha mukhyam).


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Anjanaanandanam veeram Jaanaki s'oka naas'anam |
Kapees'am Aksha hanthaaram Vande Lanka bhayankaram ||

Anjaneya, the delight of his mother Anjana Devi (Anjanaanandanam) and the destroyer of the demon king Ravana's son Aksha, dispeller of the grief of the daughter of king Janaka (Jaanaki s'oka naas'anam), I salute(Vande) that heroic (veeram) monkey-leader Hanuman (Kapees'am), the source of terror to Lanka (Lanka bhaankaram).


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Ullangya sindhoh salilam saleelam yah s'oka vanhim janakatmajaayaah |
Aadhaya tenaiva dhadaaha lankaam Namaami tam praanjaliraanjaneyam ||

My obeisance to Anjaneya with palms joined (tam praanjaliranjaneyam), who having leapt across the deep sea (salilam) in a playful manner (sa leelam) and picking up the fire of grief of Jankakumari (janakatmajaayaah s'oka vanhim), burnt Lanka with the very same (tenaiva) fire of grief.


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Goshpathy kritha vaaraas'im mas(h)akee kritha raakshasam |
Ramayana mahaa maalaa Ratnam vande anilaathmajam ||

Sri Anjaneya sprang across the ocean effortlessly, as if crossing a Cow's hoof (goshpathy) and crushed many ogres, like mosquitoes. My obeisance(vande) to Son (aathmajam) of wind God (Anila) who shines as a pendent on great Ramayana necklace (Mahamaala).


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Aanajeyam atipaatalaananam kaanchanaadri Kamaneeya vigraham |
Paarijaatatarumoola Vaasinam Bhaavayaami pavamaana nandanam ||

Son of Anjanadevi (Aanajeyam) and the wind God (pavamaana nandanam) who is deep red-faced (ati paatala aananam) and who's body radiates like that of the golden mountain (kaanchanaadri Kamaneeya Vigraham) and has the Paarijaata celestial tree as His abode, I bow down with reverence (Bhaavayaami) Thee.


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budhdirbalam yaso' dhairyam nirbhayatva-maro'gata |
ajadatyam vakpatutvam ca hanumatsmaranadbhavet ||

Wisdom (budhi), physical strength (balam), fame (yashas), courage, valor (fearlessness), good health, vigilance, eloquence, (all these) are bestowed upon meditating on the Lord Hanuman.


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Atulita-bal-shamam, hemshailabhadeham
Danuja-vana-krishanam, gyaninamagraganyam
Sakalagunanidhanam, vanaranamadheesham |
Raghupativardootam, Vatajatam namami ||

He who is the repository of immense power with a body glittering like a mountain of gold; who is verily the jungle-fire to incinerate the jungle of demons; the exalted scholar, the mine of all virtue and the master of apesand monkey(vanaramam)- I bow in reverence to such of the wind god, Lord Hanuman, the nenowed ambassador of Lord Rama.


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Aamushi krutha marthaandam goshpathi krutha sagaram ||
thrunee krutha dasagreevam Anjaneyam namamyaham ||

He, who tried to devour the rays of the Sun in one stroke, who crossed the sea as if it is the distance between the front and back legs of the cow , who considered Ravana (Dasagriva) as trifle like grass and ignored him, - I pay obeisance to that Anjaneya.


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asaadhya sadhaka swamin asaadhyam thavakim vadha ||
ramadootha krupasindho mathkaryam sadhaya prabho ||

He, who could achieve that which is impossible, who could do even the most difficult things- Swamin! Hey Swami- Please tell me: Is there anything that you cannot do? You are the ambassador of Lord Rama, you are the ocean of ompassion; Prabho (Prabhu in Sanskrit has the meaning - One who can do, undo and do in another way) please help me in discharging my duties and responsibilities.


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sarva kalyana thaatharam sarvaapadhgana vaarakam ||
apara karuna murthim anjaneyam namamyaham ||

Hey Anjaneya ! who is the giver of all good things, who protect from all adversaries, who is the
repository of immeasurable love and compassion, I pay my obeisance to you.


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doorikirutha sitarthi prikateekirutha rama vaibhava spurithi: ||
dharita dasamukha kirthi: puratho mama pathu hanumato murti: ||

May Lord Hanuman, who got rid of the sufferings of Sita, who brought out succinctly the character and special qualities of Lord Rama, who brought down the fame of Ravana, standing before me, protect me.


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Khyatah: SriRamaduth: Pavanatanubhavah: Pingalaksah: Sikhavan
Sita Sokapahari dasamukhavijayi Lakshmanapranadata |
Aneta Bhesajadreh: Lavanajalanidheh Langane Diksito yah:
Virasriman Hanuman mama manasi Vasan Karyasidhmadhim tanotu ||

Let veera Sriman Hanuman lives in my mind and guide me in every aspect and lead me to victory. This Hanuman, known as the Ramadootha - the messenger of Sri Rama - was born to the Wind God Pavana, the Vayu, his eyes are light yellow in colour, has long hair. He is the one who helped Sita to get rid of her sorrow by conquering the Dasamuka rakshasa, Ravana; gave life to Lakshmana when he was lying unconscious bringing the herbal mountain itself for this purpose (as he had no time to search and select the proper medicinal herbs) and this is the same Hanuman who showed that he has the capability of crossing the Ocean.


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Sarvarista nivarakamam subhakaram Pingaksamaghapaham
Sitanveshana tatparam kapivaram Kotindu Surya prabham |
Lankadvipa Bhayankaram sakaladam Sugriva sammanitam
Devendradi samasta Deva vinutam Kakustha dutam Bhaje ||

My salutations to this Hanuman who always brings subham - everything that is good - for his devotees and eliminates the bad and the evil. He removes even the traces of bad thoughts and deeds from his devotees. i.e he makes them pure in words, thought and deed. With eyes yellow in colour, he is said to be the best among the kapi- the monkeys. He is the one as bright as koti Suryas and koti Chandras (million Suns and Moons) who went in search of Sita. He was a threat to the island of Lanka, but for his devotees he is the one who bestows everything. He was praised by Sugriva. Being the messenger of Rama (the descendent of Kakusth dynasty) he is revered by all Devas including Indra.


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LET ANJANEYA SWAMI BLESS US ALL
in you we trust

ravinder said...

SRI ANJANEYA SWAMI OF NAMAKKAL DIGAMBARA TEMPLE, T NADU

Absolute faith of Bhaktah Prahalad
We offer our prayers to Lord. We stand in front of the deity and pray, but we should have absolute faith in Him. Only then our prayers are answered. To develop faith in Him, we try. Mere trying will not do, but doing will do the miracle. Have absolute faith in Him and surrender yourself to Him, Saranakatha is what the life of Bhaktha Prahalad imparts to us.

Prahalad - the son of Hiranyakasyap - had absolute faith in God; there was not even an iota of doubt in his mind that the Parabrahma exists and exists everywhere. He believed that the very existence of the universe is an act of the God - whereas his father believed otherwise. When challenged by Hiranyakasyap to prove the existence of Parabrahma, Prahlad said that the God exists in every atom and even in subatomic particles. On hearing this Hiranyakasyap retorts and asks Prahlad as to whether the God is in the pillar nearby. Prahlad replies that the God is not only in the pillar but also in the very words uttered by Hiranyakasyap and also in the sound of those words. [Look at the absolute faith the Bhakta Prahalad had on Him.] Angered by this and with a view to proving Prahlad wrong Hiranyakasyap hits the pillar with his mace so as to break it. Lord Vishnu takes the form of Narasimha ie. Half in the form of Nara [man] and half in the form of Simha [Lion] and comes out of the pillar and kills Hiranyakasyap - the Rakshasa.

Narasimha Avtar of Lord Vishnu
When Hiranyakasyap had tried to kill Prahalad by rolling him from mountain, when brought under the feet of the elephant etc., the God had protected him. But why then the Narasimha avtar of Vishnu in ugra [angered] form? Was it taken to avenge the sufferings of true and faithful at the hands of Hiranyakasyap [representing the evil forces]? Yes, but there is more to it. He took the roopa of Narasimha to prove that the absolute faith should not be failed. While He had taken the rest of the Dasa avatharas after due consideration and deliberation, the Narasimha avtar is considered to have been taken on the kshana (micro second), and even before His consort Sri Devi came to know of it.

Ugramoorthi and Santhaswaroopi
When Bhaktha Prahalad had seen Lord Narasimha in the ugra he starts praying to Him to mellow down. The prayers of His Bhaktha mellows down the lord. In the mean time, the devathas had to seek the help of Sri Devi to make Narasimha a santha swaroopi.

Sri Devi's Penance at Namakkal
Sri Devi descends on earth to see the ugramoorthi and mellow Him down. Alas! Sri Devi could see only a mellowed Narasimha moorthi. She undertakes penance to see Him as Ugra Narasimha moorthi and enters the nearby tank full of lotus. The 'kamalaya tank' is said to be in the place called Namakkal in Tamil Nadu. It is interesting to know how that place got the name 'Namakkal'.

Sri Anjaneya at Kamalaya Tank
Lord Anjaneya the devotee of Lord Rama, is another absolute faithful. He had been in service of his master Lord Rama then. While Anjaneya was taking bath in the Kantaki River in Nepal he had a divine direction to carry the Saleegramam - a rare fossil stone, found normally in Nepal, down South and he had been asked not to put the Saleegramam down in the earth. [Saligramam is a rare fossil stone, found normally in Nepal and it is supposed to represent Hari in the Pujas.] He had picked up the fossil stone and was flying Southward. When the evening Sandya time came he wanted to offer his prayers to his guru Lord Surya. He was looking for the pond and found the Kamalaya tank of Namakal. As he was directed not to keep the Saleegramam stone down in the earth, he requests Sri Devi to keep the Saleegramam with her till he finishes his santhyavandhanam and hands over the fossil stone to her. Time passed by and Anjaneya returned to pickup the Saleegramam, Sri Devi had placed the Saleegramam down on the earth.

Saleegramam's viswaroopam
Before anybody knew what had happened, the Saleegramam started growing big. Anjaneya after his prayer came to know of what had happened from Sri Devi. Not knowing what to do Anjaneya tries to lift the Saleegramam with the knot of his tail. Alas! The Saleegramam broke and Lord Narashimha in Ugra form gave dharshan to Anjaneya and Sri Devi. Lord said to Anjaneya that the penance of Sri Devi had ended because of the Saleegramam brought by him represented Hari in Ugra Narashima form. That the place will be henceforth been known as 'Namakkal' ('Namagiri' in Sanskrit), since the Saleegramam had turned into a mountain here.

The Cave Temple
The Lord Narashima in the main deity of the cave temple atop the hill which is in the middle of this town Namakkal. The Lord Narashima is facing west sitting with his right leg placed to the ground, and His left leg is placed on the right thigh. The sharpness of the 'vajra naka' with which Lord had performed the Hiranya samhara is worth noting. Sri Jankan is standing on His left and Sri Sanadhan on to His right and telling the Lord about the "Lokashama" in His ears. On to his left Siva, and on to His right Brahma is seen pleading with the Lord to mellow down. This is very rare to see the Trimurthis in one place. This place is also known by the name 'Trimurthi Sthala'. Though Lord is seen in ugra form here He is Lord Lakshmi Narashima since it is the place where Sri Devi is also present after her penance.

Digambara Anajaneya Temple
Since the Saleegramam had turned into a mountain open to sky Anjaneya is in Digambara temple with anjalihasta facing and worshiping Lord Lakshmi Narashima and the Saleegramam. The Anjaneya in this kshethra is eighteen feet tall and is having dharshan of the Lord Lakshmi Narashima who is about 250 feet away. The wonder of this dharshan is that the eye of Anjaneya is in straight line with the patha [lotus feet] of Lord Lakshmi Narashima. One could witness Anjaneya having the dharshan of Lord's Lotus feet from the Garudalwar sannathi even today. The imprint of the footsteps of Anjaneya Swami is seen in the Kamalalam tank steps.

Namakkal Town is the Hq. of the Namakkal district, which is extensively covered with hilly ranges and rocks of the Kollimalai range of hills which runs along the east of Nammakkal.

The State Archeological Survey opines that the cave temples were constructed by Adhiyaman rulers who ruled over Kongu Nadu, and the cave sculptures were engraved by Gunasila Adhiya Kula, King during 7th Century.

The Lord Anjaneya who had ended the penance of Sri Devi and got Her the glimpses of the Lord Narashima, and having dharshan of His Patharavindha is waiting for us. In this kshethra He will award us with end of our penance of this janma and to have dharshan of his Lord's Patharavindha.





LET ANJANEYA SWAMI BLESS US ALL
in you we trust

ravinder said...

SRI VEERA ANJANEYA SWAMI TEMPLE, CHENGALPUT, T NADU
Chengalput Perumal Kovil
When you are inside the beautiful temple for Sri Kothanda Ramaswami temple in the serene atmosphere surrounded by green looking mountains on the backdrop, you will feel you are not in a town by name Chengalput but in heaven. Though the temple is named Sri Kothanda Ramaswami temple, the main deity of Sri Ramaswami appears as described in the sloka "vaithehi sahitham...", sitting on a raised platform in the veerasana posture and his right hand showing the gyana mudhra with his consort Sri Vaithehi on his along side. While his anuja Sri Lashmana is standing by his side, the other anujas Bharata and Shatrugna are sitting in front along with Sri Prapanjana Sutha alias Sri Anjaneya with anjali hasta. The serene atmosphere in which Sri Rama is giving the gyanopadesa to Sri Anjaneya is a feast to the eyes, and one would be mesmerised by the sheer grace of the Lord. The 'uthsava moorthi' is however Kothanda Raman.

Sri Varadharaja Swami sannathi
On to the left side of Sri Ramaswami sannathi is the sannathi of Sri Varadharaja Swami, who is the original presiding deity of this temple. Sri Varadharaja Swami here is facing south, and holding the sudharshan chakra in prayoga posture in his right hand. There is a separate thaayar sannathi for Sri Perundevi. The 'uthsava moorthi' of Sri Varadharaja Swami is present with Mata Sri Sri Devi and Sri Booma Devi . This temple was build around 1041 A.D. and popularly known as Perumal koil.

Sri Thima Raja Jamindar shifted the temple in 1768
There was a temple for Lord Sri Pattabiramar in the fort area of Chengalput then. When there was invasion of the Hindu temples by others, Sri Thima Raja Jamindar - the local chieftain - had shifted the Lord Sri Pattabiramar temple to the complex of Sri Varadharaja Swami temple in the year 1768. The Jamindar was the father of Sri Chengalvarayan - after whom the place has acquired the name Chengalput. One of the ornaments that adorn the Lord was gifted in 1887, on the occasion of the golden jubilee celebration rule of HM Queen Victoria.

Sri Anjaneya Swami Sannathi
There is a separate sannathi for Veera Anjaneya in the north -west corner of the complex, the corner ruled by Vayu as per Vaastu shastra . The Lord Anjaneya Swami is in a unique posture here. Anjaneya is seen here with one hand giving abaya and the other hand resting on his hip holding a large lotus. His tail is raised and a small bell is tied to the end of the tail. Like Rudhra who held the "Kalan" tide to the ground as Kala samhara murthi in Thirukataiyur, here Anjaneya is seen holding Sri Sani Bhagawan to the ground.

Legend : Sri Sani Bhagawan and Sri Anjaneya
The story behind this special roopa of Anjaneya goes like this.
When Anjaneya was standing on the top of mountain Mahendra ready to leap to Lanka, Sani Bhagawan the son of Lord Surya came to Anjaneya and told that his seven and half years of tenure with him is to start. Anjaneya told him that since he is going to Lanka on Sri Rama's (who is also a surya vensi) mission, as son of Surya he should spare him for the time and on return he himself will come to Sani Bhagawan. The proposal was agreed upon and Sani Bhagawan was waiting for Anjaneya on the mountain Mahendra.

But in the zeal to assist Sri Rama in accomplishing the task of bringing back Sri Sita, Anjaneya had forgotten the words of promise given to Sani Bhagawan. Anjaneya Swami was assisting building of the bridge to Lanka, by carrying lots of stones on his head to put across the ocean. Sani Bhagawan came to the site and reminded him of the words and asked him as to which part of Anjaneya's body he should occupy. Again Anjaneya pleaded with him to spare him for the time. But Sani Bhagawan as duty bound told him that there could be no relaxation to the duty this time. Anjaneya thought for a while and suggested to Sani Bhagawan that while performing his duty he could also assist Rama by doing some labour, just like a small squirrel which was also doing its mite. Sani Bhagawan asked Anjaneya as to how he could assist Rama,. to which Anjaneya said "carry some stones on your head and sit on my head". With the promise to assist Rama while performing his duty, Sani agreed to this. He carried some stones and occupied Anjaneya's head. Now he was caught between the stone in the head of Anjaneya and the Stone on his own head.

Sri Anjaneya pinning Sri Sani Bhagawan
Anjaneya sang in praise of Lord Rama and was dancing while he was carrying on with his mission. Every time he was jumping, the stones were also jumping and Sani was getting crushed in between. Sani Bhagawan was not able to bear the torment meted by these jumping stones. He requested Anjaneya that he may be relived of this task and that he would prefer to stick around the feet of Anjaneya instead of his head. Anjaneya was busy carrying stones for the Sethu Bandhan and did not pay any heed to the request of Sani Bhagawan. On hearing the noise created by Sani Bhagawan, Lord Rama intervened and told Anjaneya to have a considerate view. Anjaneya then released Sani Bhagawan from his head but had pinned Sani Bhagawan to ground before he could cling to his feet.

Once again Sani Bhagawan requested Anjaneya and Rama to release him with these words :

yo vakthirama the nama maruthe: abiva swayam
kshanam thathra ne thishteyam sathyam prethi srunoomethe |

"O Rama, I will not hold (even see) those who spells your name or Maruthi's name even for a kshanam (micro - second)", with these words Sani Bhagawan goes to his abode.

The Veera Anjaneya moorti of this temple depicts this part of history in the life of Anjaneya.

There is no doubt in the minds of Anjaneya Bhakthas that the Lord is the saviour. Praying to him one could live totally rid of all sankatas for he is a Sankata mokshana prabhu.





LET ANJANEYA SWAMI BLESS US ALL
in you we trust

ravinder said...

Bala Kanda

Shudda Brahma Parathpara Rama
Kalathmaka parameshwara Rama
Seshathalpa suha nidhritha Rama
Barhamthyamara prarthitha Rama
Chanda kirana kala mandana Rama
Srimath Dasratha nandana Rama
Kausalya sukha vardhana Rama
Viswamithra priya dhana Rama
Gora Thatakaa gathaka Rama
Mareehadhi nipathaka Rama
Kaushika muka samrakshaka Rama
Srimad Ahalya uddharaka Rama
Gowthama muni sampoojitha Rama
Sura muni vara samsthutha Rama
Navika davidha mrudhu paada Rama
Mithila pura jana modhitha Rama
Triambaka karmuka banchaka Rama
Seetharpitha vara moulika Rama
Krutha vaivahika kauthuka Rama
Bhargava darpa vinaasaka Rama
Srimad Ayodhya palaka Rama

My Rama, essence of all that is godly, my Rama
My Rama, essence of the destroyer, my Rama
My Rama, who sleeps on the snake Sesha, my Rama
My Rama, who was saluted by Brahma and all Devas, my Rama
My Rama, who was born in Sun's dynasty, my Rama
My Rama, who was a source of joy to Dasaratha, my Rama
My Rama, who made life of Kausalya very happy, my Rama
My Rama, who was most dear to Viswamitra, my Rama
My Rama, who killed ogress Thadaka in the deep forest, my Rama
My Rama, who drove away Maricha, my Rama
My Rama, who saved the prestige of Koushika, my Rama
My Rama, who helped Ahalya to regain form, my Rama
My Rama, who was worshipped by Goutama the sage, my Rama
My Rama, who was given boons by gods and sages, my Rama
My Rama, who was darling of people of Mithila, my Rama
My Rama, who broke the bow of Trayambaka, my Rama
My Rama, who was garlanded by Princess Sita, my Rama
My Rama, who became happy marrying Sita, My Rama
My Rama, who destroyed the ego of Parasu Rama, my Rama
My Rama, who looked after the people of Ayodhya, my Rama

Ayodhya Kanda

Aganitha guna dana bhooshitha Rama,
Avani kamini kamitha Rama
Raaka chandra samaanana Rama
Pithru vakhya sthitha kanana Rama
Priya guha nivedhitha pada Rama
Thal kshalitha nija mrudhu pada Rama
Bharadwaaja supoojitha Rama
Chithra kootadri nikethana Rama
Dasaratha santhatha chinditha Rama
Kaikeyi thayaarthitha Rama
Virachitha nija pithru karmaka Rama
Baratharpitha nija paadhka Rama
Danda kanana pavana Rama

My Rama, who is personification of all good, my Rama
My Rama, who was darling of all citizens, my Rama
My Rama, who was like the full moon in a cloudless sky, my Rama
My Rama, who obeyed the words of his father, my Rama
My Rama, who was worshipped by his friend Guha, my Rama
My Rama, who was taken care of by Guha, my Rama
My Rama, who was worshipped by Sage Bharadwaja, my Rama
My Rama, who lived in Chitra Koota mountains, my Rama
My Rama, who became sad by death of Dasaratha, my Rama
My Rama, who was requested to return by Bharata, my Rama
My Rama, who did the obsequies for his father, my Rama
My Rama, who gave his shoes to Bharata, my Rama
My Rama, who went to Dhandaka forests, my Rama

Aranya Kanda

Dusht viraadha vinaasaka Rama
Sara bhanga sutheeshna architha Rama
Agasthanugruha vardhitha Rama
Grudradhipa samsevitha Rama
Pancha vati thata susthitha Rama
Soopanikharthi vidhaayaka Rama
Khara dhooshana mukha saadhaka Rama
Seetha priya harinaanuga Rama
Mareecharthi krudhaashuka Rama
Vinashta seethanweshaka Rama
Grudhradhipa Gathi dayaka Rama
Sabari datha phalaasana Rama
Kabandha bahu chedana Rama

My Rama, who killed the bad Virata, my Rama
My Rama, who was worshipped by Sage Sarabhanga, my Rama
My Rama, who was blessed by Sage Agastya, my Rama
My Rama, who was honoured by King of Eagles, my Rama
My Rama, who lived near five banyans, my Rama
My Rama, who insulted the voracious Surpanaka, my Rama
My Rama, who killed Khara and Dhushana, my Rama
My Rama, who chased the deer wanted by Sita, my Rama
My Rama, who killed Mareecha in deer's form, my Rama
My Rama, who started searching for the lost Sita, my Rama
My Rama, who sent the King of Eagles to heaven, my Rama
My Rama, who ate the fruits given by Sabari, my Rama
My Rama, who cut the hands of Kabanda, my Rama

ravinder said...

Ohm Anjaneyaye Vidmahe,
Mahabalaye Dhi-Mahi
Tanno Hanuman Pachodayat

ravinder said...

Anjaneya Dhyanam

Ullangya sindho: salilam saleelam
Yeh: Sohkalahnm janakathmajaayaa
Aadaaya dheniva dadaaha langaam
Namaami dham pranjalira anjaneyam

ravinder said...

Ramayana: Dasharatha's Desire for a Child
Ramachandra appeared in the Ikshvaku dynasty. He is known as Ikshvaku Kuladhana. Kula means "dynasty" and dhana means "property" or "valuable jewel." So he is the jewel of the Ikshvaku dynasty. Dasharatha was known as such because he could fight in ten directions simultaneously. Dasharatha was such a great fighter that sometimes Indra would summon for him when there was a fight with the demons. So Dasharatha would go to the heavenly planets and fight with the demons. And these demons were so expert with maya, they would create darkness, expand into various forms etc. So Dasharatha would fight in ten directions, and when you looked at his ratha, his chariot, it would look as though there were ten kings and ten chariots fighting simultaneously. Dasa means "ten" and ratha means "chariot". That is how he got the name Dasharatha. So Dasharatha was famous for fighting for demigods and righteous kings. And he married Kausalya. From Kausalya, only one daughter was born. She was named Shanti, or "peace." But Dasharatha had no peace, because he only had one daughter, and that daughter would only get married and go to another dynasty. The Vedic system is that when a woman marries, she belongs to the husband's gotra or family line. So if Shanti married to another dynasty, she would belong to it. What about the Ikshvaku dynasty? Dasharatha was so worried. Then he married Sumitra. At least Kausalya had a daughter, but Sumitra had no child.

Then Dasharatha was getting old. He gave up the idea of producing dynasties. As he was getting older he saw that some less powerful kings were doing small yajnas, so he did big yajnas. They were trying to get their name known, because once Dasharatha died Kosala would be broken. The kingdom of Kosala started all the way from what they now call the Dalai lama's line. From up in the north, in Tibet, all the way down to the river Godavari in Andhra Pradesh. So this was Kosala, practically it was the whole of India, not the democratic India but the Vedic India. So he was very worried that this kingdom will be broken to pieces and some small-timers will become emperors. Then vasishtha advised him to go to Kaikeya. This kingdom was right on the border of Afghanistan. They now call it the Sind region. Kaikeyi was the only daughter of the king of Kaikeya. The king's name was also Kaikeya. And when Dasharatha came for marriage negotiation, Kaikeya told him, "You have two queens, and they both have no children. Now you will marry my daughter, but what will happen to her if the other wives have children?" Dasharatha replied, "I don't think they will have children because they have had none up to now. I am also getting old. They're not going to get any child. Only Kaikeyi will get a child." So Kaikeya said, "That's all right, but you must give this in writing." There is a system in the ksatriya marriage known as kanya-sulka. Sulka means "will". When you accept a virgin in marriage, you must give in writing what properties she will enjoy as your wife if you are a ksatriya. This is kanya-sulka, the "will of dowry." So Dasharatha wrote kanya-sulka. He said, "Whoever is born to Kaikeyi will enjoy my kingdom, even if my other wives produce children later." This kanya-sulka was known to three people. Of course, now we all know it, but at that time only three people knew it. vasishtha knew it, Dasharatha knew it, and Kaikeya knew it. It was kept a secret, because otherwise they would blame Dasharatha, "What is this? He is giving the kingdom to a younger woman." So this kanya-sulka was kept secret. But at the time of the marriage, due to great attachment, Kaikeya told his daughter this secret, that whoever is your son will rule this kingdom. Kaikeyi kept this at heart.

Once vasishtha advised Dasharatha to perform ashvamedha-yajna. He was telling him, "If you perform ashvamedha-yajna, then all the demigods will personally come to accept the oblations." There are two kinds of offering oblations to the yajna. One is that Agni will take the oblations and offer it to the different destinations. Another is that the devas will personally come in the sacrificial arena. They will stand in the sky holding their hands open, and when you offer in their name in the fire then the harvest will get up from the fire and go into their hands. And they will eat it right there in front of everyone,. These types of sacrifices are considered first-class, because the devas have come in person. So Dasharatha should perform ashvamedha, and all the devas will come. And then Dasharatha will tell them, "You have your kingdom only because of my fighting. So why don't you continue my dynasty and give me blessings that I can get some son?" That was the plan. There was a big arrangement for ashvamedha-yajna, and wherever Dasharatha's horse went, no-one objected. Ashvamedha-yajna means that you have to select a horse with certain lakshanas or qualities. The ears have to be a certain way, the nose a certain way. There has to be a black part behind the tail. The hooves have to be a certain shape, 35 degrees bent. There is a whole description in karma-khanda. So you have to find out that horse, and after finding it you have to tie a golden leaf on his head. There it will be written, "This horse belongs to King Dasharatha. He will perform ashvamedha-yajna, so everyone should donate liberally. And whoever stops this horse will have to meet the army of King Dasharatha." So this horse will go around the whole world, and if any king dares to stop the horse there will be one army which is following about 100 metres behind the horse. They will have to meet that army. This army would consist of the best fighters in the army, all the generals, and if one can defeat that then more army would be sent. In this way the challenger would have to fight and prove that he is the emperor.

So ashvamedha-yajna was already started, and then when the yajna was going on, Sumantra (the minister of Dasharatha) came to Dasharatha and said, "I remember one incident when Sanat-kumara came to our assembly, when you were a prince." At that time Dasharatha was not married, and Sanat-kumara was visiting Dasharatha's father, Aja. Sanat-kumara made some predictions. "Maharaja Dasharatha will become very famous throughout the three worlds, and he will perform a putra-kamesti yajna, a sacrifice for getting a son. So in this sacrifice, the yajna-purusha, the personification of fire, will come there and give him some sweet rice. And out of this sweet rice Dasharatha will get the Supreme Lord as his sons." This was predicted by Sanat-kumara. At that time Dasharatha was just an unmarried prince, a brahmacari. So Sumantra was a very old man and he suddenly remembered this. He came to Dasharatha and said, "You are doing ashvamedha for getting a son, but Sanat-kumara told you that you should do putra-kamesti." So then there was confusion over which yajna should be performed. In Treta-yuga everything was yajna. For material benefits, for spiritual realization, for anything tretayam yajato makhaih. Makha means "yajna". Now Dasharatha got confused. So he went to vasishtha's house and prostrated himself before him. "Guru maharaja, we have spent 60% of the treasury, and now we come to know that this is not the proper yajna, that there is another yajna. How am I supposed to do this?"

So then vasishtha said, "Oh yes, I remember too now. Sanat-kumara said this. It is not a very expensive yajna, but the purohit, the priest who performs the yajna must be a very special person. That is the difficulty. That person must have not seen a woman until the time of his marriage. He should not have even known what a woman is. Such a great personality must perform the yajna. Then only can the putra-kamesti be performed with the purnahoti and we will get a son."

Then Dasharatha said, "You must tell me where this person is." vasishtha was a walking encyclopedia, because he had been there three lifetimes with the same remembrance. There is no-one in this world who knows better than vasishtha. So vasishtha said, "Yes, there is a person like that." Dasharatha said, "Who is this person? He has never seen a woman or known what a woman is until marriage? At least he must have known about his mother! What kind of a person is he, that he has never heard of a woman yet he has taken birth?"