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Stotras of Sri Krishna:

Sri Krishna
  • Achyutashtakam : Achyutam Kesavam Rama Narayanam
    - composed by Sri Adi Shankaracharya
    अच्युतस्याष्टकम् : अच्युतं केशवं रामनारायणम्
    (I salute You O Acyuta (the infallible One), I salute You O Keshava (Who nominates and controls everyone, Who has beautiful hair and Who killed the demon Keshi), I salute You O Rama the incarnation of Narayana (Who is without any blemish); I salute You O Krishna (Who attracts others by His divine attributes and beauty), Who is known as Damodara (Who was tied by Mother Yashoda around the waist), I salute You O Vasudeva (son of Vasudeva), I salute You O Hari (Who takes away the sins, Who receives the offerings of the yajna), I salute You O Sridhara (Who bears Sri on His chest), I salute You O Madhava (consort of Mahalakshmi), I salute You Who was the most beloved of the gopikas (the cowherd girls of Vrindavana) and I salute You O Ramachandra the Lord of Janaki.)
  • Bala Mukundashtakam : Kararavindena Padaravindam
    श्रीबालमुकुन्दाष्टकम्: करारविन्देन पदारविन्दं
    (My mind meditates on that beautiful Bala Mukundam, Who with His lotus like hands holds His lotus like feet, and puts the toe in His lotus like mouth; He rests on the fold of the banyan leaf; My mind remembers that beautiful Bala Mukundam.)
  • Jagannathashtakam : Kadacit Kalindi Tatta Vipina Sangita Taralo
    - composed by Sri Adi Shankaracharya
    श्रीजगन्नाथाष्टकम् - कदाचित् कालिन्दी_तट_विपिन_सङ्गीत_तरलो
    (I meditate on Sri Jagannatha, sometimes Who fills the groves (of Vrindavana) on the banks of river Kalindi (Yamuna) with the music (of His flute); The music which waves and flows gently (like the waving blue waters of river Yamuna itself); (There) like a black bee Who enjoys the blooming lotuses (in the form) of the blooming faces (joyful with bliss) of the cowherd women; Whose lotus feet is always worshipped by Ramaa (Devi Lakshmi), Shambhu (Shiva), Brahma, the Lord of the Devas (i.e. Indra Deva) and Sri Ganesha; May that Jagannath Swami be the center of my Vision (inner and outer) (wherever my Eyes go))
  • Kasturi Tilakam Lalata Patale Vakshah Sthale Kaustubham
    कस्तूरीतिलकं ललाटपटले वक्षःस्थले कौस्तुभं
    (I meditate on Gopala Who is adorned with the sacred marks of kasturi (musk) on His forehead and kaustubha jewel on His chest; His nose is decorated with a shining pearl, the palms of His hands are gently holding a flute, the hands themselves are beautifully decorated with bracelets; His whole body is smeared with sandal paste, as if playfully anointed, and His neck is decorated with a necklace of pearls; Surrounded by the cowherd woman, Gopala is shining in their middle in celebration like a jewel on the head.)
  • Krishnaya Vasudevaya Devaki Nandanaya Ca
    - from Srimad Bhagavatam
    कृष्णाय वासुदेवाय देवकी नन्दनाय च
    (I meditate on Sri Krishna Who is the son and the joy of father Vasudeva and mother Devaki; Salutations to Him Who is the boy of cowherd Nanda and Who is Himself the Lord Govinda; Salutations, Salutations to Him again and again.)
  • Madhurashtakam - Adharam Madhuram Vadanam Madhuram Nayanam Madhuram Hasitam Madhuram
    - composed by Sri Vallabhacharya
    मधुराष्टकम् - अधरं मधुरं वदनं मधुरं नयनं मधुरं हसितं मधुरम्
    (O Krishna, Your lips are sweet and charming, Your face is sweet and charming, Your eyes are sweet and charming and Your laughter is Sweet and charming; (O Krishna) Your heart is sweet and charming and Your walking is sweet and charming; Everything about You is sweet and charming, O Lord of sweetness.)
  • Mukam Karoti Vachalam Pangum Langhayate Girim
    मूकं करोति वाचालं पङ्गुं लङ्घयते गिरिं
    (I remember with devotion the divine grace of Krishna Who can make the dumb speak with eloquence and the lame cross high mountains; I remember and extol that grace which flows from the supreme bliss manifestation of Madhava.)
  • Namo Brahmanya Devaya Go Brahmana Hitaya Ca
    - from Vishnu Purana
    नमो ब्रह्मण्य देवाय गोब्राह्मण हिताय च
    (Salutations to the lord Who is of the nature of supreme consciousness, and the friend and benefactor of the cows and the brahmins; Salutations to the lord Who is the friend and benefactor of the whole world; Salutations to Sri Krishna; Salutations to Sri Govinda; Salutations, Salutations to Him again and again.)
  • Nandakumar Ashtakam: Sundara Gopalam Ura Vanamalam Nayana Vishalam Duhkha Haram
    - composed by Sri Vallabhacharya
    नन्दकुमाराष्टकम् - सुन्दरगोपालम्   उरवनमालं   नयनविशालं   दुःखहरम्
    (I meditate on Sri Nandakumara, Who is the beautiful gopala of Vrindavana, with vanamala (garland of forest flowers) hanging on His chest and with large eyes captivating everyone; Whose very form removes the sufferings of His devotees; Who is the bright moon of Vrindavana, and a source of immense joy; Who is the embodiment of supreme bliss Himself and bears the earth within Him; Who is the most beloved Ghanashyama (literally dark-coloured), Who is self-satisfied by being absorbed within His own divine nature, and extremely pleasing, inspiring love and affection from all; Worship that Nandakumara, the essence of all joy, by reflecting on His divine essence (which is) of the nature of supreme brahman.)
  • Pandurangashtakam : Maha Yoga Pithe Tatte Bhimarathya
    - composed by Sri Adi Shankaracharya
    पाण्डुरङ्गाष्टकम् - महायोगपीठे तटे भीमरथ्या
    (Salutations to Sri Panduranga; In the seat of great yoga (Maha Yoga Peetha) (i.e. at Pandharpur) by the bank of river Bheemarathi (has come Panduranga); (He has come) to give boons to Pundarika; (He has come) along with the great munis; Having arrived He is standing like a source of great bliss (of Parabrahman); I worship that Panduranga, Who is the veritable image (lingam) of Parabrahman.)

Stotras of Devi Radharani:

Devi Radharani
  • Radha Shoddasha Nama Stotram (Sixteen Names)
    - from Brahma Vaivarta Purana
    राधाषोडशनामस्तोत्रम्
    (The sixteen names which forms the essence of the thousand names of Radharani are explained - Radha, Raaseshwari, Raasavasini, Rasikeshwari, Krishnapranadhika, Krishnapriya, Krishna Swarupini, Krishna Vamanga Sambhuta, Paramanandarupini, Krishnaa, Vrindavani, Vrindaa, Vrindavana Vinodini, Chandravali, Chandrakanta and Sharat Chandra Prabhanana)

Nama Japa of Sri Krishna:

Sri Krishna and Nature:

Nature
  • Sri Krishna & Vrindavana Forest
    - from Srimad Bhagavatam 10.15
    कृष्ण वृन्दावनम्
    (Sri Krishna & Vrindavana Forest: The forest was filled with the charming sounds of bees and that of various animals and birds; And it abounded in lakes whose clear and still waters were like the visible embodiments of the minds of the great souls. Pleased with the touch of the winds which were fragrant with the sweet smell of hundred-petalled lotuses, and seeing the pure and clear lakes, Bhagavan held in His Mind this Nature of Vrindavana and decided to enjoy it further.)

Scriptures of Sri Krishna:
Devotees of Sri Krishna:
Sri Mirabai Sri Madhavacharya Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu
  • From Puranas:
    • Gopis
    • Sudama
    • Pandavas
  • Saints:
    • Madhavacharya
    • Namdev
    • Surdas
    • Chaitanya Mahaprabhu
    • Mirabai
    • Vallabhacharya
    • Saints of Maharashtra

Pilgrimages of Sri Krishna:
Festivals of Sri Krishna:

Stotras of Sri Jagannatha:

Sri Jagannatha
  • Jagannathashtakam : Kadacit Kalindi Tatta Vipina Sangita Taralo
    - composed by Sri Adi Shankaracharya
    श्रीजगन्नाथाष्टकम् - कदाचित् कालिन्दी_तट_विपिन_सङ्गीत_तरलो
    (I meditate on Sri Jagannatha, sometimes Who fills the groves (of Vrindavana) on the banks of river Kalindi (Yamuna) with the music (of His flute); The music which waves and flows gently (like the waving blue waters of river Yamuna itself); (There) like a black bee Who enjoys the blooming lotuses (in the form) of the blooming faces (joyful with bliss) of the cowherd women; Whose lotus feet is always worshipped by Ramaa (Devi Lakshmi), Shambhu (Shiva), Brahma, the Lord of the Devas (i.e. Indra Deva) and Sri Ganesha; May that Jagannath Swami be the center of my Vision (inner and outer) (wherever my Eyes go))


Stotras of Sri Panduranga:

Sri Panduranga
  • Pandurangashtakam : Maha Yoga Pithe Tatte Bhimarathya
    - composed by Sri Adi Shankaracharya
    पाण्डुरङ्गाष्टकम् - महायोगपीठे तटे भीमरथ्या
    (Salutations to Sri Panduranga; In the seat of great yoga (Maha Yoga Peetha) (i.e. at Pandharpur) by the bank of river Bheemarathi (has come Panduranga); (He has come) to give boons to Pundarika; (He has come) along with the great munis; Having arrived He is standing like a source of great bliss (of Parabrahman); I worship that Panduranga, Who is the veritable image (lingam) of Parabrahman.)




Bharatavarsha - The Land of Gods and Sages:

1. Stotras by Deity:
Initial: Ganesha - Hanuman - Gurudeva - Gayatri
Tridevas: Brahma - (Vishnu - Narasimha - Rama - Krishna) - Shiva
Tridevis: Saraswati - (Lakshmi - Tulasi - Bhoomi) - Parvati
Others: Murugan - Surya - Ganga - Yamuna - Narmada - Others
Final: Vedas - Brahman

2. Pilgrimages by Deity:
Initial: Ganesha
Tridevas: Brahma - (Vishnu - Narasimha - Rama - Krishna) - Shiva
Tridevis: Saraswati - Lakshmi - (Parvati - Shakambari)
Others: Murugan - Ganga

3. Sadhana: Sadhana - Hermitages - Penances

4. Saints: Ramakrishna - Vivekananda - Ramana - Saints

5. Sacred Geography: Forests - Mountains - Rivers - Lakes

6. Puranas: Scriptures

7. Religious Life: Stotras - Puja - Pilgrimages - Festivals - Varnashramas - Samskaras - Traditions

8. Other Aspects: Sanskrit - Arts - Music - Dance - Medicine - Architecture - Astronomy

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Om, May there be Peace in Heaven,
May there be Peace in the Sky,
May there be Peace in the Earth,
May there be Peace in the Water,
May there be Peace in the Plants,
May there be Peace in the Trees,
May there be Peace in the Gods in the various Worlds,
May there be Peace in Brahman,
May there be Peace in All,
May there be Peace Indeed within Peace,
Giving Me the Peace which Grows within Me,
Om, Peace, Peace, Peace.

(Shanti Mantra of Upanishad)

Preserve Nature,
And Nature will preserve Us,
Simplify Life,
And make the Nature thrive,
Plant Trees,
And make our planet Green.

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