Sanathana Dharma · Slokas

KANAGADHARA STOTRAM

Kanagadhara Stotram is a popular hymn, written by Sri Adhi Sankaracharya, praising Goddess Lakshmi. The stotram consists of 21 hymns, praising the goddess. The background, structure, and significance of reciting the stotra are discussed in this blog. LEGEND BEHIND THE STOTRA One day, as a young boy, Adhi Sankaracharya went to take Bhiksha to prepare… Continue reading KANAGADHARA STOTRAM

Sanathana Dharma · Slokas

SOUNDARYALAHARI

Soundaryalahari, meaning waves of beauty, is a tantric text that praises the beauty (Soundharyam) of Sri Lalitha Mahatripura Sundari. It is a collection of hundred slokas that eulogise the beauty, grace, and munificence of the Goddess. Soundaryalahari is believed to be of divine origin and Aadhi Shankaracharya was the first seer and partly the composer… Continue reading SOUNDARYALAHARI

Sanathana Dharma · Slokas

SRI VISHNU SAHASRANAMA STOTRA

Vishnu is one of the main forms of God, and the personal supreme God for Sri Vaishnavas in Hinduism. A list of 1000 names of Vishnu is called as Vishnu Sahasranama (1000 names). This stotra was composed by Bhishma as an advice to King Yudhishtra. BACKGROUND OF THE SLOKA The most popular version of the stotra… Continue reading SRI VISHNU SAHASRANAMA STOTRA

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Lalitha Sahasranama – An Introduction

Slokas play an important role in Hinduism. The slokas in Sanathana dharma are said to have an indefinite power that gives bhakthas power, peace, wealth, knowledge and whatever they ask for. Gyanopadesam attempts to study the significance of a few slokas in the weeks to come. This is our attempt to understand the story behind… Continue reading Lalitha Sahasranama – An Introduction