Diwali & Lakshmi Mantras

Monday, November 05, 2018

Happy Diwali!!  शुभ दीपावली

Diwāli, also called Dīpāvali is the festival of lights. It represents the vanquishing of evil, misery and other ailments and the emergence of light, peace and prosperity. It is a five day festival with Diwāli itself occurring on a new moon day – amāvāsya in the Lunar month waning phase of Kārtīka occurring in the October – November timeframe of each year.

There are various traditions associated with this festival. The most observed is that of Lord Kṛṣṇa slaying the demonic asura king Naraka, who had wrecked havoc during his reign. Other traditions link to Kāli pūja during the entire night of the new moon day, performed in a tantric way. Jainas, Buddhists and Sikhs also have their own ways of worship during the time of Diwāli. For those in business, it also marks the beginning of a new year.

The first day is marked as Dhanteras on the 13th lunar day – trayodaśi. This day marks the ushering in of light, cleansing and auspiciousness during the dark fortnight of Kārtīka. It is also marked as ushering in of material wealth and prayers are offered to Goddess Lakṣmi and Lord Gaṇeśa.

The second day is Naraka Caturdaśi on the 14th lunar day. This is the day that’s marked as the slaying of Narakāsura by Lord Kṛṣṇa and the freedom to all the enslaved devotees of the Lord, who did not abide by Naraka’s dictates. Internally, it signifies the grace of Lord to those who follow the path of righteousness/dharma, despite many difficulties and not getting lured into adharma or unrighteous paths.

The third day, amāvāsya is the new moon day of Diwāli. This is the day that marks the celebration of Lord Kṛṣṇa’s victory and it’s marked by bursting firecrackers, distribution of sweets, food, decoration of the homes and businesses with lights and earthen lamps. The day is marked by performing various rituals/pūja-s for Goddess Lakṣmi and Lord Kubera, the treasurer of the celestial suras/gods and Yakṣa-s, signifying the desire to obtain material wealth and freedom from all wealth related issues. Spiritually, it signifies the expansion of consciousness and spiritual growth.

The fourth day, is the first day of the waxing phase and is generally marked as Govardhan Pūja and various other traditions are also followed. This day marks Lord Kṛṣṇa lifting the hill called Govardhana and shielding the people from the wrath of thunder by the Vajra weapon of Indra. Spiritually, this signifies the protection of the Lord from natural calamities and all dangers.

The fifth day is the second day of the waxing phase and is celebrated by brothers and sisters bonding with each other.

A simple mantra from the revered Mantra Mahārṇava can be recited 108 times or more, to retain Goddess MahāLakṣmi grace at all times. No nyāsas are required. Simply pray to the Divine Mother and request Her permanent presence at home and within, at all times.

om̐ śrīm̐ hrīm̐ klīm̐ lakṣmīrāgacchāgaccha mama mandire tiṣṭha tiṣṭha svāhā

ॐ श्रीँ ह्रीँ क्लीँ लक्ष्मीरागच्छागच्छ मम मन्दिरे तिष्ठ तिष्ठ स्वाहा

The sadyaḥ phaladā stotram can also be recited for fast money. The Kamalā kavacam to prevent loss of money. The pañjara stotram for amassing massive wealth. The Kamalā stotram can be recited, to bless us with peace, auspiousness as well as all comforts and wealth.

For those facing problems with business and in deep debts, should consider the MahāLakṣmi mantra japa.

Śrī Saptaviṃśatyakṣara Mahālakṣmī Mantra 

sri mahalakshmi panjara stotram

Srikamalatmika Kavacam

Sadyah Phalada Laksmistava hrdayam

Srikamalatmika Kavacam

Sri Sampatkari Devi Mantra

Sri Kamala Stotram

Sri Dvadasakṣara Mahalaksmi Mantra

Sri Dvadasakṣara Mahalaksmi Mantra (Another Variation)

Śrī Trayodaśakṣara Mahālakṣmī Mantra

Śrī Trayodaśakṣara Mahālakṣmī Mantra - Variation2

This aritce is written by Krishna Reddy and can be contacted at Krishna@manblunder.com

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Sri Durga Saptashati - Sri Siddha Kunjika Stotram

Friday, October 05, 2018

Śrī Siddhakuñjikā Stotram ( श्री सिद्धकुञ्जिका स्तोत्रम् )

Prologue:- The Śrī Devī Mahatmyaṃ, an abstract from Mārkaṇḍeya Purāṇa, is a grand compilation of a war between good and evil, the fight between Goddess Durgā and the demonic asura Mahiṣāsurā.  Spiritually, this applies to the removal of all ills, such as lust, greed, anger, laziness, constant wavering of mind, etc. impacting our spiritual ascension. The Śrī Devī Mahatmyaṃ, also called Caṇḍī Pāṭha or Durgā Saptaśati, consists of 700 verses or ślokas, each of which is considered very sacred and has a material and spiritual purpose associated with it. One who recites the entire 700 verses periodically, gains immense happiness and finally gains eligibility and inclination towards self-realization. In total, the Śrī Devī Mahatmyaṃ is an adulation of the Divine Feminine. It is an outpouring of selfless devotion and surrender to the Divine Mother, seen as a representation of the infinite and everlasting energy and bliss.

Śrī Siddhakuñjikā Stotram, is a sacred hymn that is recited prior to the recitation of Śrī Durgā Saptaśati and is also a pre-requisite for those interested in reciting one of the most powerful mantras - Śrī Caṇḍī Navākṣarī Mantra.  It needs to be noted that the bīja-s or mantra seed syllables of this stotram, reference the Dasamahāvidyā-s or the ten aspects of the Divine Mother, such as the references to Goddesses Kāli with the krīm̐ bīja, Dhūmāvati as Dhūrjaṭa by the dhūm̐ bīja, Kamalātmikā as Mahālakṣmī by the klīm̐ bīja, Bhuvaneśvarī by the hrīm̐ bīja, etc. The mātṛkā-s or the aspects of the Divine Mother ruling the letters of the Sanskrit Alphabet from ‘a’(अ) to ‘kṣa’(क्ष), constitute the bhūta lipi, which is used in the life-infusing (prāṇa pratiṣṭha) ritual. Reference is made to the mātṛkā-s, for infusing life to the Śrī Durgā Saptaśati and the Śrī Caṇḍī Navākṣarī Mantra.

The word kuñjikā, refers to the One who has the keys to unlock the mystic secrets of the Creation. It is therefore of great and immense value, to recite this stotram on its own and also as a pre-requisite for the sacred 700 verses of Śrī Devī Mahatmyaṃ. A mere recitation is not sufficient, but fully comprehending the meaning and performing the sādhana, will definitely provide fruitful results.

There are primarily two variations of the Stotram specified in ...Read More

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SELF-INITIATION OF MANTRAS

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Mantra Initiation (dīkṣā paddhati) - śrī dakṣiṇāmūrtī ( श्री दक्षिणामूर्ती ) invocation and other essentials.

 

As much as possible, one must try and obtain a guru, to guide with mantras and properly initiate the devotee or sādhakā. But often, we are faced with a situation, where we cannot find an appropriate guru to guide us. In such situations, one can go ahead and initiate themselves. The procedure to initiate, as well as guidance from the śāstras or scriptures, is provided below.

One must note that all mantras are not  ...Read More

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Ucchista Ganapati - ekonaviṃśatyakṣara (19 Lettered) Mantra

Sunday, May 27, 2018

                             Ucchiṣṭa gaṇapati Ekonaviṃśatyakṣara Mantra

 

1.viniyogaḥ ( विनियोगः ) :-

oṃ asya śrī madekonaviṃśatyakṣarocchiṣṭa gaṇeśa mantrasya kaṃkola ṛṣiḥ virāṭ chandaḥ। ucchiṣṭa gaṇapatir devatāakhilāptaye jape viniyogaḥ

ॐ अस्य ...Read More

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MINDFULNESS AND CONCENTRATIVE MEDITATION

Saturday, December 02, 2017

This article is authored by Dr. L. Gandhi Bhaskar Patrudu, MBBS, MD (Physiology), MA (Psychology), M.Sc (Biotechnology), Dip in Yoga. He is an Assistant professor of Physiology.

Recently I got some insights about the use of mindfulness and concentrative meditation in our daily lives.  In this article I want to share these insights.  In mindfulness there is some duality. You are centered on your true state (consciousness) and witness everything which is not you (emotions, thoughts etc). But in deep concentration or Samadhi there is no duality.  You lose awareness of ...Read More

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SHIVA IN CONVERSATION WITH SHAKTI - AN OVERVIEW

Friday, June 23, 2017

Shakti: My Lord! You have taught me 64 tantras several yugas ago. The universe that you have created billions of years ago is undergoing constant changes. Is there anything you would like to teach me, which is more relevant to the present time period, I mean kālapuruṣa ………..

Shakti: Then what is the difference between mind and intellect?

Shiva: Mind is explained as “saṁkalpa-vikalpātmākaṁ manaḥ संकल्प-विकल्पात्माकं ...Read More

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GURUJI SPEAKS - AN OVERVIEW

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Guru Pūrṇimā this year (2017) falls on July 08/09. Full moon tithi begins at 07.31 hours Indian Standard Time on July 08 and ends at 09.20 hours IST on July 09. Therefore, Guru pūrṇimā can be celebrated either on July 08th evening or July 09th morning before 09.20 hours IST.

A series of articles titled GURUJI SPEAKS have been published in the year 2013. Some snippets ...Read More

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SRI SUKTAM - Part 12 (Concluding Part)

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

In the original Khilasūkta, there are 29 verses, out of which we have discussed 16 verses so far. These 16 verses are the main part of Śrī Sūktam. Now the balance of 13 verses are being discussed. These verses do not form part of homa procedure of Śrī Sūktam.

पद्मानने पद्मविपद्मपत्रे पद्मदलायदाक्षि।

विश्वप्रिये विष्णुमनोनुकूले ...Read More

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AVADHŪTA GĪTĀ - 7

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Bhagavān Dattātreya continues:  

Upaniṣad-s explain how māyā projects objects as different things from Brahman (It is the māyā that makes us to think that the objects we see are real and different from Brahman; the fact is that everything is Brahman, hence It is called Omnipresent or all pervasive). Brahman is not divisible (hence omnipresent) and hence, there cannot be any comparison for a non-dual Brahman (comparison is possible only if more than one object is present). It is free from actions ...Read More

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PATANJALI YOGA SUTRAS - 10

Sunday, May 07, 2017

Samādhi is attained through the mind that is free from all kinds of thought processes or desires. If the mind has traces of thought processes or desires, they will disturb samādhi after sometime. First ten or fifteen minutes of samādhi is important. Thoughts, if any, compromise the quality of samādhi during this time. (Different types of samādhi-s are discussed in GURUJI SPEAKS). Patañjali speaks about dharmamegha samādhi ...Read More

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Ashwatthama – The Saptarishi of 8th Manvantara

Sunday, July 30, 2017

(This article is published by Santosh Kumar Raja)

In Indian mythology, I think there is no other name that evokes more curiosity, mystery and mixed feelings than that of Ashwatthama. If you punch in “Ashwatthama” in google or any other search engine, you will get umpteen sites, videos, TV channel programs and legends about Ashwatthama each describing a different aspect. But ...Read More

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DAKSHINA KALI MANTRA JAPA

Friday, December 23, 2016

Śrī Dakṣiṇakālī Mahā Mantraḥ || श्री दक्षिणकाली महा मन्त्रः॥

1. Ṛṣyādi nyāsaḥ ऋष्यादि न्यासः

अस्य श्री दक्षिणकाली महामन्त्रस्य। भैरव ऋषिः। उष्णिक् छन्दः। दक्षिणकालिका देवता॥

asya śrī dakṣiṇakālī mahāmantrasya | bhairava ṛṣiḥ । (open the right palm and touch the top of the forehead | uṣṇik chandaḥ (right palm on the mouth) । dakṣiṇakālikā devatā || (right palm on the heart ...Read More

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Theory And Practice of Kundalini Meditation - Introduction

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Kuṇḍalinī is not just a force, but Parāśakti Herself in Her subtlest form. It is one of the quickest methods to liberation. Even without practicing kuṇḍalinī, She ascends to higher chakras depending upon one’s level of love (the highest form of devotion) for Her. Ascension of kuṇḍalinī is directly related to the purity level of one’s mind. Yoga Cūḍāmaṇi Upaniṣad talks abou90t the importance of kuṇḍalinī. Verse 37 says, “Kuṇḍalinī rests in the passage of Brahman. If one goes through this passage, Brahman is attained.” Passage of Brahman that is referred here ...Read More

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Maha Shodashi Mantra Explained

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Mahāṣoḍaśī mantra is formulated like this.

First line:  om - śrīṁ - hrīṁ - klīṁ - aiṁ - sauḥ (ॐ श्रीं ह्रीं क्लीं ऐं सौः)

Place śrī bīja, then place māyā bīja, then kāma bīja, then vāgbhava bīja and finally parā bīja. Thus the first line of this mantra is formed.

There is a common doubt whether to include ॐ in the beginning or not. Any mantra should start with ॐ. Kulārṇava Tantra (XV.57) says that not beginning a mantra without ॐ causes impurity of birth. Further, Chāndogya Upaniṣad begins by saying “om iti etat akṣaram udgītham upāsīta ॐ इति ...Read More

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ATMA BODHA - THE EPILOGUE

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Śaṃkarācārya who had authored many works on dvaita or dualism such as Saundaryalaharī, etc. had also authored Supreme Advaita Scriptures or non-dualistic Scriptures like Ātmabodhaḥ, Tattvabodhaḥ, Vivekacūḍamaṇi, etc. What is the need for Śaṃkarācārya to author both dualistic and non-dualistic Scriptures? He was a loka Guru (Guru for the world) and he had the dual responsibility of developing bhakti (devotion) and at the same time, leading elevated souls to the path of ...Read More

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Will You Come Back Guruji - Part 1

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Part 1

Guruji in the horizon is a short story about a rustic boy ultimately transforming into a Spiritual Guru. The story will be published as a series, containing a number of parts. Here is part 1:

It is yet another day.  I always like the dawn - the creeks of birds, misty leaves and the redness of the dawn. Red stands for compassion.  I used to wonder how the sun being so red at the time of dawn gradually turns white.  I live near river Cauvery. It is good to walk on the sandy river bed.  The tiny sand grains acupressure my feet and I used to enjoy this.  The river was flowing with the rustic sound that changes every minute.  In ...Read More

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SHIVA PANCHAKSHARI MANTRA JAPA

Saturday, December 17, 2016

श्री शिवपञ्चाक्षरी महामन्त्रः Śrī Śivapañcākṣarī Mahāmantraḥ

 1. Ṛṣyādi nyāsaḥ ऋष्यादि न्यासः 

अस्य श्री शिवपञ्चाक्षरी महामन्त्रस्य। वामेदेव ऋषिः। पङ्क्तिछन्दः। सांबपरमेश्वरो देवता॥

asya śrī śivapañcākṣarī mahāmantrasya । Vāmedeva ṛṣiḥ|(open the right palm and touch the top of the forehead)| paṅktichandaḥ (right palm on the mouth)| sāṁbaparameśvaro ...Read More

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Spiritual Journey - 20

Sunday, January 01, 2017

Avadhūta and Paramahaṁsa are essentially jīvanmukta-s. After evolving into a jīvanmukta, one decides how he or she pursues his or her life, till he or she becomes videhamukta (mokṣa – after death). Only a yogi can evolve into a jīvanmukta. A perfect yogi is the one, who has realized the Self within. He is shaped into a yogi by his Guru, without whom, imparting higher spiritual knowledge and practice is not possible. All Advaita Scriptures ultimately convey that Brahman is within and what is within, pervades the entire universe. This essence is conveyed to his disciples by a Guru. There are hundreds of Scriptures in Advaita such as Upaniṣad-s, Bhagavad Gītā, Yoga Vāsiṣṭha, Pañcadaśi, etc. Each of these Scriptures reveal Brahman ...Read More

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ŚRĪ DURGĀ SAPTAŚLOKĪ

Saturday, December 03, 2016

श्री दुर्गा सप्तश्लोकी Śrī Durgā Saptaślokī

Śrī Durgā Saptaślokī consist of seven verses, which is considered as the essence of Śrī Durgā Saptaśatī, also known as Śrī Devī Māhātmyam consisting of 700 verses. It is said that Śrī Durgā Saptaślokī should be chanted daily, three times. It is also said that proper recitation of this removes, poverty, ailments, fear and mental afflictions.

ज्ञानिनामपि चेतांसि देवी भगवति हि सा।

बलादाकृष्य मोहाय ...Read More

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MANTRA RĀJA PADA STOTRAM

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

श्री मन्त्रराज पद स्तोत्रम्॥ Śrī Mantrarāja Pada Stotram ||

Śrī Mantrarāja Pada Stotram is one of the powerful mantras. It cures serious diseases and ailments. It also gives knowledge, wealth and all types of auspiciousness. It is said that this hymn should be recited, first with mantra rāja mantra which is given below (commencing with om ugraṁ vīraṁ mahāviṣṇuṁ).  There are highlighted words in each of the first ten verses. If we place these words one after another, we will get mantra rāja mantra. There are eleven verses in this hymn and one verse for phalaśruti. There is a YouTube clipping at the end of this article for correct ...Read More

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Kundalini Meditation - Video (for Turiya and Turyatita Stages of Meditation)

Friday, August 01, 2014

This audio is on kundalini meditation for turiya and turyātīta stages. Duration of this audio is 30 minutes. 

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Mahaganpati Mantra Japa

Friday, April 28, 2017

Mahaganapati Mantra Japa

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Chakra Cleansing and Energisation

Monday, June 13, 2016

This is another audio in YouTube for cleansing and energising psychic chakras. Duration of this audio is 15 minutes. This is different from YouTube audio uploaded for kundalini meditation which includes turya and turyātītā stages. This audio is meant for practicing cleansing and energizing chakras.

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