Sanathana Dharma · Slokas


Adityahridhayam is a devotional hymn associated with Aditya or the Sun God( Surya). This week we are going to discuss the origin, significance and benefits on this sloka. The name Adityahridayam means the heart of the Sun God (Aditya- The Sun God, Hridhayam- heart). Therefore, the name of the hymn refers to the one who… Continue reading ADITYAHRIDHAYAM

Sanathana Dharma · Slokas

Hanuman Chalisa

In our series on the varied slokas in Sanathana Dharma, we discuss Hanuman Chalisa in this post. Hanuman Chalisa is a devotional hymn on Lord Hanuman, composed by Tulsi Das. The word Chalisa is derived from the Hindi word Chalis, which means forty. Hanuman Chalisa is a collection of forty hymns on Lord Hanuman. LEGEND… Continue reading Hanuman Chalisa

Sanathana Dharma · Slokas · Vaishnavism

Sri Sthuthi

In the previous post of our sloka series, we discussed Kanagadhara Stotram and its significance. Sri Sthuthi is recited for the same purpose by Vaishnavites, as Kanagadhara Stotram is for Smartas. Sri Sthuthi, composed by Sri Vedantha Desikar, is a stotra, having 25 hymns on Sri Lakshmi, praising her power.  The name “Sri” refers to the goddess… Continue reading Sri Sthuthi

Sanathana Dharma · Slokas


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, 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


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