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Navaratri – Day 6 – Dedicated to Goddess Kātyāyanī

चन्द्रहासोज्ज्वलकरा शार्दूलवरवाहना। कात्यायनी शुभं दध्यादेवी दानवघातिनी॥ candrahāsojjvalakarā śārdūlavaravāhanā | kātyāyanī śubhaṁ dadhyādevī dānavaghātinī || candrahāsa  – candrahāsa, ujjvala – luminous, karā – in hand, śārdūla  – best, vara – best, vāhanā  – vehicle, kātyāyanī – mother kātyāyanī,  śubhaṁ – auspicious, dadhyā – confer, devī  – goddess, dānava – demons, ghātinī – the destoryer May Goddess … Continue reading

Navaratri – Day 5 – Dedicated to Goddess Skandamātā

सिंहासनगता नित्यं पद्माश्रितकरद्वया। शुभदास्तु सदा देवी स्कन्दमाता यशस्विनी॥ siṁhāsanagatā nityaṁ padmāśritakaradvayā | śubhadāstu sadā devī skandamātā yaśasvinī || siṁhāsanagatā – who is travelling, seated on the lion, nityaṁ – always,  padmāśritakaradvayā – holding the lotus flower in both hands, śubhadāstu – be auspicious, sadā – always, devī  – goddess, skandamātā – the mother of Skanda, … Continue reading

Navaratri – Day 4 – Dedicated to Goddess Kūṣmāṇḍā

सुरा सम्पूर्ण कलशं रुधिराप्लुतमेव च। दधाना हस्तपद्माभ्यां कूष्माण्डा शुभदास्तु ते॥ surā sampūrṇa kalaśaṁ rudhirāplutameva ca | dadhānā hastapadmābhyāṁ kūṣmāṇḍā śubhadāstu te || surā – nectar of immortality, sampūrṇa – full, kalaśaṁ – pot, rudhirāpluta – blood, eva – exclusively, ca – and, dadhānā – holding, hastapadmābhyāṁ – lotus like hands, kūṣmāṇḍā – Mother kūṣmāṇḍā, śubhadāstu  – be … Continue reading

Happy Janmashtami 2012!

The Jigyasa Team would like to wish everyone a Happy Janmashtami! īśvaraḥ paramaḥ kṛṣṇaḥ sac-cid-ānanda-vigrahaḥ anādir ādir govindaḥ sarva-kāraṇa-kāraṇam Śrī Brahma-saḿhitā Verse 1 The supreme Lord is Sri Krsna, whose form is truth, consciousness and bliss, [This] Govinda is the beginning of all beginnings and the cause of all causes. Note: The Brahma-saḿhitā is a theological … Continue reading

Happy Guru Purnima 2012

The Jigyasa Team would like to wish everyone a Happy Guru Purnima! नमोऽस्तु ते व्यास विशालबुद्धे फुल्लारविन्दायतपत्रनेत्र। येन त्वया भारततैलपूर्णः प्रज्वालितो ज्ञानमयः प्रदीपः॥ namo’stu te vyāsa viśālabuddhe phullāravindāyatapatranetra | yena tvayā bhāratatailapūrṇaḥ prajvālito jñānamayaḥ pradīpaḥ || Obesciences to vyāsa, of broad intellect and with eyes like the petals of a full-blown lotus, by whom the lamp of knowledge, … Continue reading

Happy Narasimha Chaturdashi 2012

The Jigyasa Team would like to wish everyone a Happy Narasimha Chaturdashi! Narasimha Prayers namas te narasiḿhāya prahlādāhlāda-dāyine hiraṇyakaśipor vakṣaḥ śilā-ṭańka-nakhālaye || 1 || I offer my obeisances to Lord Narasimha, who gives joy to Prahlada Maharaja and whose nails are like chisels on the stone like chest of the demon Hiranyakasipu. ito nṛsiḿhaḥ parato nṛsiḿho yato yato yāmi tato nṛsiḿhaḥ bahir nṛsiḿho hṛdaye nṛsiḿho nṛsiḿham ādiḿ śaraṇaḿ prapadye || 2 || Lord Nrsimha is here and also there. Wherever I … Continue reading

Happy Shankara Jayanti 2012!

The Jigyasa Team would like to wish all Smarta Sampradaya devotees a Happy Shankara Jayanti! श्रुति स्मृति पुराणानाम् आलयम करुणालयम्। नमामि भगवत्पादम शंकरं लोक शंकरम्॥ śruti smṛti purāṇānām ālayama karuṇālayam | namāmi bhagavatpādama śaṁkaraṁ loka śaṁkaram || शंकरं शंकराचार्यं केशवं बादरायणम्। सुत्र भाश्य कृतौ वन्दे भगवन्तौ पुनः पुनः॥ śaṁkaraṁ śaṁkarācāryaṁ keśavaṁ bādarāyaṇam | sutra bhāśya kṛtau vande … Continue reading

Happy Vallabha Jayanti 2012!

The Jigyasa Team would like to wish all Pushtimargiya Vaishnava devotees a Happy Vallabha Jayanti! ॥ श्री कृष्ण शरणं मम॥ || śrī kṛṣṇa śaraṇaṁ mama || श्री गोवर्धन नाथ पाद युगलं हे यंगवीन प्रियं। नित्यं श्री मधुराधिपं सुखकरं श्री विट्ठलेशं मुदा॥ śrī govardhana nātha pāda yugalaṁ he yaṁgavīna priyaṁ | nityaṁ śrī madhurādhipaṁ sukhakaraṁ śrī viṭṭhaleśaṁ mudā … Continue reading

Ekashloki Ramayana

The ekaśloki rāmāyaṇam roughly translated as ‘the story of Lord Rama in one verse’, is a very short composition which highlights the fundamental narrations within the rāmāyaṇa. Though the author of this composition is unknown, the verse has been accepted traditionally and recited during many occasions where Lord Rāma is worshiped. ॥ एकश्लोकि रामायणम्॥ आदौ रामतपोवनादिगमनं हत्वा … Continue reading

Happy Gaura Purnima 2012!

The Jigyasa Team would like to wish all Vaishnava devotees a Happy Gaura Purnima! Hare Krsna Hare Krsna Krsna Krsna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare To learn more regarding the life of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu please visit here.

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