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Goddess Chamundi Stuti

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Goddess Chamundi Stuti is a powerful Hindu mantra of Goddess Chamundeswari, an incarnation of Goddess Parvati. The main temple dedicated to the goddess is the Mysore Sri Chamundeswari Temple in Chamundi Hills, Karnataka. Below is the lyrics of Chamundi Stuti taken from Varaha Purana.

Goddess Chamundi Stuti

Jayaswa Devi Chamundey Jaya Bhuthapaharini,
Jaya Sarvagathey Devi Kaalarathri Namosthuthey
Vishwamurthi Shubhey Shuddhey Virupakshi Trilochaney,
Bheema Rupey Shivey Vidyey Mahamaye Mahodaye

Manojavey Jaye Jrumbhey Bheemakshi Kshubithakshaye,
Mahamaari Vichitraangey Geyanrithyapriye Shubhey
Vikaraley Mahakaali Kaalikey Paapahaarini,
Paashahasthey Dandahasthey Bheemarupey Bhayanakey

Chamundey Jwalamaanaasye Teekshnadamshtrey Mahabaley,
Shiva yaanasthithey Devi Prethaasanagathey Shivey
Bheemakshi Bheeshaney Devi Sarvabhuta bhayankari,
Karaaley Vikaraaley cha Mahaakaaley Karaalini

Kaali Karaali Vikrantha Kaalaraathri Namosthuthey,
Vikaraala Mukhi Devi Jwalaamukhi Namosthuthey
Sarvasatwa hithey Devi Sarva Devi Namosthuthey,
Iti Sthuta tadah Devi Rudreyna Parameshtina

Thuthosha Parama Devi Vakyam chedamuvaavacha ha,
Varam Vrushneeva Devesha yatha they Manasi Vakthrathey
Stothraanena ye Devi twam sthuvanthi Varaananey,
Theyshaam twam Varadaa Devi Bhava Sarvagati Sati

Yashchemam Triprakaaram thu Devi Bhaktya samanvitha,
sa Putra Poutra Pashuman Samruddhimupagacchati
Yashchemam Srunuyad Bhaktya Trishaktyastu Samudbhavam,
Sarva paapa vinirmuktaha padam Gacchhatyanamayam

Victory be with you, Chamunda Devi, Bhutaapaharini, All Pervading Devi, Kaalaratri, Vishwa murthi Swarupa, Embodiment of Propitiousness, Essence of Purity, Virupakshi, Three Eyed, Personification of Terror, Arch-type of Auspiciousness, Source of Knowledge, The Great Illusion; You are as fast as mind, Victorious by nature, berserk by behavior, Strange by demeanour, Lover of Music and Dance, Vikaral, Maha Kali, Sin expunger, Kalika, Sporter of rope and club by hands, Originator of ferocity and panic; You are highly illuminated by face, Maha Balavati, seated on dead bodies, Prethas and images of Pisachas, horror-eyed, Bhayankar, Vikaral Kaala Swarupa, Archtype of gallantry and ferociousness, Blazing Faced One, My Greetings, You are the Universal Benefactor! Rudra commended Chamundi Devi with the above Stuti or eulogy; He said that whoever reads or hears it would be blessed by Him and Devi as well.

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December 16, 2013 |

Lalitha Pancharatnam – Pratha Smarami Lalitha Lyrics

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Lalitha Pancharatnam Stotram lyrics in English with meanings. The stotra starting with Pratha Smarami Lalitha Vadanaravindam is the devotional mantra of Goddess Lalita Tripurasundari and composed by Guru Adi Shankaracharya. The benefits of Lalitha Pancharatna stotra is described in the Phala Stuti and according to it those who worship Goddess Lalitha by reciting the Pancharatna stotra will be blessed by the goddess with luck, prosperity and fame.

Lalitha Pancharatnam Stotram Lyrics

Pratha Smarami Lalitha Vadanaravindam,
Bimbadaram pradhula maukthika shobhi nasam,
Aakarna deerga nayanam mani kundaladyam,
Mandasmitham mruga madojjwala phala desam

I meditate in the morning,
On the lotus face of Lalitha,
Whose lips are red as the pomegranate,
Who has nose shining like a pearl,
Whose beautiful long eyes which extend to the ears,
Who has ear drops made of very precious gems,
Who has a very subtle pleasant smile,
Her forehead glows with a mark of perfume.

Prathar Bhajami Lalitha Bhuja kalpa vallim,
Rathnanguleeya lasathanguli pallavadyam,
Manikhya hema valayangadha Shobha maanam,
Pundreshu Chapa kusumeshu sruneen dadhanam

I salute in the morning,
That Lalitha whose hand ,
Is like a wish giving climbing plant,
Who wears shining gem studded rings,
Who wears golden bangles with precious stones,
Who holds a bow of flowers,
And who has a goad in her hands.

Prathar namami lalitha charanaravindam,
Bhakteshta dana niratham bhava sindhu potham,
Padmasanadhi sura nayaka poojaneeyam,
Padmangusa dwaja sudarsana lanchanadyam

I worship in the morning,
The lotus like feet of Lalitha,
Which blesses her devotees with their wishes,
Which is a boat which helps them cross the samsara,
And who is worshipped by leaders of devas.
Sitting in the lotus posture,
And who holds lotus, goad, and flag
And the wheel in her hands.

Pratha sthuthave parasivaam lalithaam bhvaneem,
Trayyanha vedhya vibhavam karunanan vadhyam,
Viswasya srushti vilaya sthithi hethu bhootham,
Visweswareem nigama vang mana sathi dhooram

I pray in the morning, that Lalitha
Who is the supreme giver of life,
Who is the Devi who is the slayer of arrogance,
Whose power and protection resides in the Vedas,
Who is the pure and auspicious form of mercy,
Who is the cause of creation, sustenance and destruction,
Beyond scripture, speech, mind and intellect.

Prathar vadami lalithe thava punya nama,
Kameswarethi, kamalethi Maheswareethi,
Sri shambhaveethi jagatham janani parethi,
Vag deva thethi vachasa tripureswareethi

I repeat in the morning your holy names, Lalitha,
As the Devi of passion and love,
As one who sits on the lotus,
As the Supreme Deity,
As the Mother of the world,
As the Devi of words and language,
And as the one who is the Devi of the three cities.

Phala Stuti

Ya sloka panchakam idham, Lalithambikya,
Soubhagyuam, sulalitham patathi prabhathe,
Thasmai dadathi lalitha jadithi prasanna,
Vidhyaam sriyam vimala soukha manantha keerthim

She who reads these five stanzas,
In the morning , extolling the mother Lalitha,.
Who is easy to please
Would get luck, knowledge riches, endless fame
By the grace of Devi Lalitha.

lalitha pancharatnam pratha smarami lalitha

December 16, 2013 |

Nagendra Haraye Trilochanaya Sanskrit Lyrics

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Nagendra Haraye Trilochanaya Lyrics in Sanskrit. Known as Shiva Panchakshara Stotram this is one of the main mantras of Lord Shiva. The significance of this stotra is that each stanza is made of five letters “Na Ma Si Va Ya”. Below is the lyrics of Shiva Panchaksharam mantra composed by Jagat Guru Adi Shankaracharya.

Nagendra Haraye Trilochanaya

नागेन्द्रहाराय त्रिलोचनाय
भस्माङ्गरागाय महेश्वराय ।
नित्याय शुद्धाय दिगम्बराय
तस्मै नकाराय नमः शिवाय ॥१॥

मन्दाकिनीसलिलचन्दनचर्चिताय
नन्दीश्वरप्रमथनाथमहेश्वराय ।
मन्दारपुष्पबहुपुष्पसुपूजिताय
तस्मै मकाराय नमः शिवाय ॥२॥

शिवाय गौरीवदनाब्जवृन्दसूर्याय
दक्षाध्वरनाशकाय ।
श्रीनीलकण्ठाय वृषध्वजाय
तस्मै शिकाराय नमः शिवाय ॥३॥

वशिष्ठकुम्भोद्भव गौतमार्य
मूनीन्द्रदेवार्चितशेखराय ।
चन्द्रार्कवैश्वानरलोचनाय
तस्मै वकाराय नमः शिवाय ॥४॥

यज्ञस्वरूपाय जटाधराय
पिनाकहस्ताय सनातनाय ।
दिव्याय देवाय दिगम्बराय
तस्मै यकाराय नमः शिवाय ॥५॥

पञ्चाक्षरमिदं पुण्यं यः पठेच्छिवसंनिधौ ।
शिवलोकमावाप्नोति शिवेन सह मोदते ॥६॥

nagendra haraye trilochanaya shiva panchakshara stotram

 

December 16, 2013 |

Tulasi Gayatri Mantra

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Tulasi Gayatri Mantra Lyrics and English meaning. Thulasi plant is regarded as an incarnation of Goddess Lakshmi Devi and hence very sacred among Hindus.

Tulasi Gayatri Mantra

Om Tulasi devyai cha Vidhmahe
Vishnu priyayai cha Dheemahe
Thanno Brindah Prachodayath

English Meaning 

Om, Let me meditate on the Goddess of Ocimum,
Oh, Goddess who is dear to Vishnu, give me higher intellect,
And let Brindha illuminate my mind.

(Brindha is another name for Thulasi plant)

tulasi gayatri mantra

 

December 15, 2013 |

Aditya Hridaya Stotra of Surya

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Aditya Hridayam Stotra lyrics in English. Aditya Hridayam is a very powerful mantra of Lord Surya. The benefit of chanting Aditya Hridayam can be seen in the great epic Ramayana. Even after long battle Sree Ram was not able to kill Ravana. Then Agasthya Muni advised Lord Rama to pray the Sun God by chanting Aditya Hridaya Stotra. Lord Rama was capable of easily defeating Ravana after reciting the stotra. Hence reciting this prayer will help one to defeat the enemies.

Aditya Hridayam Stotra Lyrics

Thatho yudha parisrantham samare chinthaya sthitham,
Ravanam chagratho drushtwa yudhaya samupasthitham. 1

Daivathischa samagamya drushtu mabhya gatho ranam,
Upagamyabraveed ramam Agasthyo Bhagawan rishi. 2

Rama rama maha baho srunu guhyam sanathanam,
Yena sarvaanareen vatsa samare vijayishyasi. 3

Adithya hrudayam punyam, sarva sathru vinasanam,
Jayavaham japen nithyam akshayyam paramam shubham. 4

Sarva mangala mangalyam, sarva papa pranasanam,
Chinthasoka prasamanam, ayur vardhanamuthamam. 5

Rasmi mantham samudhyantham devasura namaskrutham,
Poojayaswa vivaswantham bhaskaram bhuvaneshwaram. 6

Sarva devathmako hyesha tejaswai rasmi bhavana,
Esha devasura ganan lokan pathi gabasthibhi. 7

Esha brahma cha Vishnuscha Shiva skanda prajapathi,
Mahendro, dhandha kalo yama somo hyapam pathi. 8

Pitharo vasava sadhya hyaswinou marutho, manu,
Vayur vahni praja prana ruthu hartha prabhakara. 9

Adithya savitha soorya khaga poosha gabasthiman,
Suvarna sadrusa bhanu, hiranya retha divakara. 10

Haridaswa sahasrarchi saptha sapthir mareechiman,
Thimironmadhana shambhu thwashtwa marthanda amsuman. 11

Hiranya garbha shisira thapano bhaskaro ravi,
Agni garbha adithe puthra sanka shisira nasana. 12

Vyomanadha sthamobhedi rig yajur sama paraga,
Ghana vrushtirapam mithro vindhya veedhi plavangama. 13

Aathapee mandali mruthyu pingala sarva thapana,
Kavir viswo maha thejaa raktha sarvodbhava. 14

Nakshtra gruha tharanam adhipo, viswa bhaavana,
Thejasam aphi thejaswi dwadasathman namosththe. 15

Nama poorvaya giraye, paschimaya draye nama,
Jyothirgananam pathaye dhinadhipathaye nama. 16

Jayaya jaya bhadraya haryaswaya namo nama,
Namo nama sahasramso Adithyaya namo nama. 17

Nama ugraya veeraya sarangaya namo nama,
Nama padma prabhodaya, marthandaya namo nama. 18

Brhamesanachuthesaya sooryadhithya varchase,
Bhaswathe sarva bhakshaya roudraya vapushe nama 19

Thmognaya himagnaya sathrugnaya amithathmane,
Kruthagnagnaya devaya jyothisham pathaye nama. 20

Taptha chamikarabhaya vahnaye viswa karmane,
Namasthomabhinignaya ruchaye loka sakshine. 21

Naasa yatyesha vai bhootham tadeva srujathi prabha,
Payathyesha thapathyesha varshatyesha gabhasthibhi. 22

Yesha suptheshu jagarthi bhootheshu parinishtitha,
Yesha evagnihothram cha phalam chaivagnihothrinam. 23.

Vedascha kradavaschaiva krathoonam phalameva cha,
Yani kruthyani lokeshu sarva yesha ravi prabhu. 24

Yena mapathsu kruchreshu kanthareshu bhayeshu cha,
Keerthayan Purusha kaschin aavaseedhathi raghava. 25

Poojaswaikegro deva devam jagat pathim,
Ethath trigunitham japthwa yudeshu vijayishyasi. 26

Asmin kshane maha baaho ravanam thwam vadhishyasi,
Evamukthwaa agasthyo jagam yada gatham. 27

Edath sruthwa maha theja nashta shoka abhavath thada,
Dharayamasa supreetho raghava prayathathmavaan. 28

Adhithya prekshya japthwa thu param harsha mavapthavan,
Thrirachamya suchir bhoothwa dhanuradhaaya veeryavaan. 29

Ravanam preshya hrushtathma yudhaya samupagamath,
Sarva yathnena mahatha vadhe thasya drutho bhavath. 30

Adharavira vadha nireekshya ramam,
Mudhithamana paramam prahrushyamana,
Nisicharapathi samkshyam vidhithwa,
Sura gana Madhya gatho vachasthwarethi. 31

Aditya Hridaya Stotra of Lord Surya aditya-hridayam-mantra-sun-god

 

December 15, 2013 |

Pongal Festival – Thai Pongal 2014

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Pongal Festival 2014 is one of the most important Hindu festivals celebrated by Tamil people across the globe. Also known as Thai pongal, the festival is celebrated on the Tamil month of Thai. This year, Thai Pongal date is 14 January 2014. The festival is mainly dedicated to Lord Suyra.

Thai Pongal is a harvest festival and is celebrated for four days. The celebration starts on the last day of the Margazhi month. The first day is observed as Bhogi Pongal. The second day is the important day and is known as Thai Pongal or Perum Pongal. The 3rd day is the Mattu Pongal and Jallikkattu or cattle play is held on this day. The final day is observed as Kaanum Pongal, which is a time for family reunions.

thai pongal festival

Pongal Festival Dates

1) Bhogi Pongal 2014 date is on 13th January

2) Surya Pongal 2014 date is on 14th January

3) Maatu Pongal 2014 date is on 15th January

4) Kaanum Pongal 2014 date is on 16th January

 

The main auspicious ceremony on the Pongal day is the cooking of Pongal dish. Another attraction is the beautifully drawn kolams or rangolis in front of Tamil homes.

The Festival in other parts of India

Thai Pongal festival coincides with Makara Sankranthi festival in many parts of India.

In Punjab, Haryana, and Himachal Pradesh, the day is celebrated as Lohri Festival.

In Assam, the festival is observed as Magh Bihu or Bhogali Bihu.

In Rajasthan and Gujarat the festival is celebrated as Uttarayana.

While in Nepal the day is celebrated as Maghe Sankranti.

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December 15, 2013 |

Shiva Shadakshari Stotram Kannada Lyrics

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Shiva Shadakshari Stotram lyrics in Kannada language. The stotra is written by Adi Guru Shankaracharya. Below is the Kannada lyrics of Shiva Shadakshari Stotram.

||ಓಂ ಓಂ||

ಓಂಕಾರಬಿಂದು ಸಂಯುಕ್ತಂ ನಿತ್ಯಂ ಧ್ಯಾಯಂತಿ ಯೋಗಿನಃ |
ಕಾಮದಂ ಮೋಕ್ಷದಂ ತಸ್ಮಾದೋಂಕಾರಾಯ ನಮೋನಮಃ || 1 ||

||ಓಂ ನಂ||
ನಮಂತಿ ಮುನಯಃ ಸರ್ವೇ ನಮಂತ್ಯಪ್ಸರಸಾಂ ಗಣಾಃ |
ನರಾಣಾಮಾದಿದೇವಾಯ ನಕಾರಾಯ ನಮೋನಮಃ || 2 ||

||ಓಂ ಮಂ||
ಮಹಾತತ್ವಂ ಮಹಾದೇವ ಪ್ರಿಯಂ ಙ್ಞಾನಪ್ರದಂ ಪರಮ್ |
ಮಹಾಪಾಪಹರಂ ತಸ್ಮಾನ್ಮಕಾರಾಯ ನಮೋನಮಃ || 3 ||

||ಓಂ ಶಿಂ||
ಶಿವಂ ಶಾಂತಂ ಶಿವಾಕಾರಂ ಶಿವಾನುಗ್ರಹಕಾರಣಮ್ |
ಮಹಾಪಾಪಹರಂ ತಸ್ಮಾಚ್ಛಿಕಾರಾಯ ನಮೋನಮಃ || 4 ||

||ಓಂ ವಾಂ||
ವಾಹನಂ ವೃಷಭೋಯಸ್ಯ ವಾಸುಕಿಃ ಕಂಠಭೂಷಣಮ್ |
ವಾಮೇ ಶಕ್ತಿಧರಂ ದೇವಂ ವಕಾರಾಯ ನಮೋನಮಃ || 5 ||

||ಓಂ ಯಂ||
ಯಕಾರೇ ಸಂಸ್ಥಿತೋ ದೇವೋ ಯಕಾರಂ ಪರಮಂ ಶುಭಮ್ |
ಯಂ ನಿತ್ಯಂ ಪರಮಾನಂದಂ ಯಕಾರಾಯ ನಮೋನಮಃ || 6 ||

ಷಡಕ್ಷರಮಿದಂ ಸ್ತೋತ್ರಂ ಯಃ ಪಠೇಚ್ಛಿವ ಸನ್ನಿಧೌ |
ತಸ್ಯ ಮೃತ್ಯುಭಯಂ ನಾಸ್ತಿ ಹ್ಯಪಮೃತ್ಯುಭಯಂ ಕುತಃ ||

ಶಿವಶಿವೇತಿ ಶಿವೇತಿ ಶಿವೇತಿ ವಾ
ಭವಭವೇತಿ ಭವೇತಿ ಭವೇತಿ ವಾ |
ಹರಹರೇತಿ ಹರೇತಿ ಹರೇತಿ ವಾ
ಭುಜಮನಶ್ಶಿವಮೇವ ನಿರಂತರಮ್ ||

ಇತಿ ಶ್ರೀಮತ್ಪರಮಹಂಸ ಪರಿವ್ರಾಜಕಾಚಾರ್ಯ
ಶ್ರೀಮಚ್ಛಂಕರಭಗವತ್ಪಾದಪೂಜ್ಯಕೃತ ಶಿವಷಡಕ್ಷರೀಸ್ತೋತ್ರಂ ಸಂಪೂರ್ಣಮ್ |

Shiva Shadakshari Mantra Shiva Shadakshari Stotram

 

December 15, 2013 |

Ganesha Ashtothram 108 Shatanamavali Sanskrit

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Ganesha Ashtothram 108 Shatanamavali Lyrics in Sanskrit. Ganesha Ashtothrashata Namavali is the 108 names of Lord Ganesh. Below is the Sanskrit lyrics of Ganapati 108 Ashtothra Satha Namavali. Worship Lord Ganesh by chanting these 108 names mantra on Wednesdays will help you to attain Buddhi and Siddhi.

Ganesha Ashtothram 108 Shatanamavali

ॐ गजाननाय नमः
ॐ गणाध्यक्षाय नमः
ॐ विघ्नराजाय नमः
ॐ विनायकाय नमः
ॐ द्वैमातुराय नमः
ॐ द्विमुखाय नमः
ॐ प्रमुखाय नमः
ॐ सुमुखाय नमः
ॐ सन्मुखाय नमः
ॐ कृतिने नमः
ॐ ज्ञानदीपाय नमः
ॐ सुखनिधये नमः
ॐ सुराध्यक्षाय नमः
ॐ सुरारिभिदे नमः
ॐ महागणपतये नमः
ॐ मान्याय नमः
ॐ महन्मान्याय नमः
ॐ पुराणाय नमः
ॐ पुरुषाय नमः
ॐ पूष्णे नमः
ॐ पुष्करिणे नमः
ॐ पुण्यकृते नमः
ॐ अग्रण्याय नमः
ॐ अग्रपूज्याय नमः
ॐ अग्रगामिने नमः
ॐ मन्त्रकृते नमः
ॐ शर्वतनयाय नमः
ॐ सर्वस्मै नमः
ॐ अजाय नमः
ॐ सर्वकर्त्रे नमः
ॐ सर्वनेत्रे नमः
ॐ सर्वसिद्धिप्रदाय नमः
ॐ सर्वसिद्ध्याय् नमः
ॐ सर्ववन्द्याय् नमः
ॐ महाकालाय् नमः
ॐ महाबलाय् नमः
ॐ हेरम्बाय् नमः
ॐ लम्बजठराय् नमः
ॐ ह्रस्वग्रीवाय नमः
ॐ महोदराय नमः
ॐ मदोद्घटाय् नमः
ॐ महावीरा नमः
ॐ मत्रिणे नमः
ॐ मङ्गलदाय नमः
ॐ प्रमथार्चिताय नमः
ॐ प्रज्ञाय नम्:
ॐ प्रमोदाय नमः
ॐ मोदकप्रियाय नमः
ॐ मुनिस्तुताय नमः
ॐ मतिमते नमः
ॐ कामिने नमः
ॐ कपित्थप्रियाय नमः
ॐ ब्रह्मचारिणे नमः
ॐ ब्रह्मरूपिणे नमः
ॐ ब्रह्मविदे नमः
ॐ ब्रह्मवन्दिताय नमः
ॐ जिष्णवे नमः
ॐ भक्तजीविताय नमः
ॐ जितमन्मथाय नमः
ॐ ऐस्वर्याय नमः
ॐ स्कन्दाग्रजाय नमः
ॐ सिद्धिसेविताय नमः
ॐ विघ्नकर्त्रे नमः
ॐ विष्णुप्रियाय नमः
ॐ विस्वनेत्रे नमः
ॐ चतुर्भुजाय नमः
ॐ विराजे नमः
ॐ स्वराजे नमः
ॐ वाक्पतये नमः
ॐ श्रीमते नमः
ॐ शाश्वताय नमः
ॐ आश्रितवत्सलाय नमः
ॐ शिवप्रियाय नमः
ॐ शीघ्रकारिणे नमः
ॐ शन्ताय नमः
ॐ शिवानन्दाय नमः
ॐ धीराय नमः
ॐ भक्तनिधये नमः
ॐ भावगम्याय नमः
ॐ भवात्मजाय नमः
ॐ महते नमः
ॐ चतुराय नमः
ॐ महेशाय नमः
ॐ महिताय नमः
ॐ सत्यधर्मिणे नमः
ॐ सर्वधराय नमः
ॐ सत्याय नमः
ॐ सत्यपराक्रमाय नमः
ॐ शुभङ्गाय नमः
ॐ शुभ्रदन्ताय नमः
ॐ शुभदाय नमः
ॐ शुभविग्रहाय नमः
ॐ पञ्चपातकनाशिने नमः
ॐ पार्वतीप्रियनन्दनाय नमः
ॐ विश्वेश्वराय नमः
ॐ विभुदाराध्याय नमः
ॐ वीरवराग्रगाय नमः
ॐ कुमारगुरुवन्द्याय नमः
ॐ कुञ्चरासुरभञ्जनाय नमः
ॐ सृष्टिकर्त्रे नमः
ॐ सुधाकलशहस्ताय नमः
ॐ सुधाकरकलधराय नमः
ॐ पञ्चहस्ताय नमः
ॐ प्रधानेशाय नमः
ॐ पुरातनाय नमः
ॐ प्रसन्नात्मने नमः
ॐ सर्वसिद्धिविनायकाय नमः

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