Mahabharata Tatparya Nirnaya: Chapter 13: Part 5

  • 81) That asura of evil mind tried to eat it (the arms of the Lord); His mouth, teeth and lips got broken and he suffocated; His body was split into two and he fell down dead; Brahma, Rudra, Indra, Surya and all the other devatas sang praises of Lord Krishna
  • 82) A son of Maya, by the name of Vyoma, had obtained extreme longevity due to the boon of Brahma; He caught all the gopalakas and jailed them inside a cave; Krishna, the Lord of Sri, killed him like an animal and brought all of them out of the cave
  • 83) In this way, when Lord Krishna, the Lord of all worlds and the One with limitless capabilities was living in gOkula performing unique deeds which none else could do, Sage Narada went to Kamsa and informed him that whatever vasudEva had done earlier was a part of devata karya.
  • 84) Upon hearing this, Kamsa, who was always into cruel acts, got up with immense anger and immediately imprisoned vasudEva along with devaki. He then sent Akroora in a chariot to bring Lord Krishna, along with Balarama and the other gopas.
  • 85) Akroora was a deva gandharva by name kishora who had taken avatara to perform special seva of Lord Hari. He had the special amsha of swayambhuva manu in him. IN addition, he also had the avesha of brahma and was a great scholar.
  • 86) He, who always used to be engaged in excellent and worshipful activities, was born in the vrishni lineage as Akroora. He was the minister of Kamsa. Upon hearing Kamsa’s order, he became extremely delighted at the prospect of getting to see Lord Krishna, and felt immensely satisfied.
  • 87) Akroora accepted the excellent chariot given by Kamsa and proceeded towards gokula, while always thinking of the lotus-like feet of bhagavanta that are worshipped by even brahma, during the journey. As he saw the earth embossed by the foot-imprints of the Lord (at gokula) from far itself, he started dancing with joy!
  • 88) Akroora enjoyed that pious place, by rolling on it with great joy, knowing that the dust and earth over there was significant as they had obtained contact with the Lord’s form, the dust being capable of destroying of all sins, and the very same dust was also to be seen in the lightning like shining crowns of brahma, rudra indra and other devatas (in other words, brahma rudra and others bowed down to the feet of Lord Krishna)
  • 89) After that he saw Lord Krishna, the primordial guru of the world herding the cows along with His elder brother. Seeing the One who never undergoes any destruction and the One who is always full of joy, Akroora fell at the feet of the best amongst men!
  • 90) Krishna, the Lord of the Yadus, along with his brother, made Akroora get up and took him to His house. He treated him with all the upacharas. Even though He is the embodiment of endless and eternal knowledge, He asked Akroora about the developments, as a matter of worldly engagement.
  • 91) Lord Krishna, who is verily Lord Padmanabha Himself, and is the One with a body that never ages, got to know about Kamsa’s intentions. IN the morning, he climbed up the chariot along with Balarama and Akroora. Together with the gopas, he reached the banks of the Yamuna in that chariot.
  • 92) Akroora made Lord Krishna and Balarama, the ones who are worshipped in all the worlds, stay in that excellent chariot and got down to the River Yamuna quickly. He had his bath there following the methods prescribed in the shastras. When he was immersing himself in the river, he had the vision of Lord Krishna in the form of shesha-shaayi (resting on Ananta), the best amongst all Purushas.
  • 93) Akroora, who was a large-hearted daani, was also siddha in the agharmarshana mantra. He used to have darshana of only shesha every day (during his agharmarshana). That day, it was very special that he saw Lord Hari as well. Seeing the child-form of Lord Krishna in front of Sesha, he wondered if Lord Krishna was not in the chariot and turned towards the chariot.
  • 94) He found Lord Krishna in the chariot too. Once again, he immersed himself into the water and saw Lord Krishna sleeping on the vast body of Sesha and His feet being worshipped by Brahma, Rudra, Indra and other devatas, and being accompanied by Lakshmi.
  • 95) He worshipped Lord Krishna, the One who is never destroyed, the One who is Padmanabha, with the best of the stutis and once the vision stopped he got back to the chariot. Along with Balarama and Lord Krishna, the One who is endless and One who is full of auspicious guNas, he reached Madhurapuri in the evening.
  • 96) To start with, Lord Krishna, the One with infinite valor, sent off Akroora and then joined Balarama and the other accomplices and went around the city to inspect the same. The residents of the city got very curious and worshipped Him a lot.
  • 97) Sri Krishna saw a washerman, who was very dear to Kamsa, and who had conquered death with the boon of Parvati, approaching on an elephant and asked him for clothes. The washerman started abusing Lord Krishna. At that moment, Lord Krishna smashed him with his palms and sent him to Yama.
  • 98) Lord Krishna, the One whose strength never reduces, having thus killed the washerman took those clothes which were excellent for Himself. He then gave some clothes to Balarama, and few others to his fellow gopas. He then laid the remaining clothes on the roads (of Madhura) and started walking on them,
  • 99) Lord Krishna has a body which is pure knowledge and is the embodiment of inherent and complete bliss. He does not have difference between Himself and his organs or parts. He is without growth or destruction. He can never be understood completely. Yet he emulated the ordinary beings of the world and got himself decorated/attended-to by a barber.
  • 100) Then Lord Krishna, the One who is independent and without any end, received a garland from Sudama. Even in their original forms, the barber and Sudama were the barber and garland maker for Lord Hari in vaikunTa. Hence they had taken avatara on earth in the same form to serve Lord Krishna.
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Dwadasha Stotra – 12

  1. On Lord, the one with infinite joy! One who will release us from this world! One with Lotus eyes! One who grants great joy to Anandatirtha! Salutations to you!
  2. One who is the abode of the beautiful Indira! O Govinda! One who grants great joy to Anandatirtha! Salutations to you!
  3. One who is worshiped well by Chandra and the Lord of the devatas Indra! One who grants great joy to Anandatirtha! Salutations to you!
  4. One who wears feathers of peacocks on his head! One who gives immense joy to those watching! One who grants great joy to Anandatirtha! Salutations to you!
  5. One who is well worshiped by the group of devatas! One who grants great joy to Anandatirtha! Salutations to you!
  6. One who is worshiped well with Mandara flowers! One who grants great joy to Anandatirtha! Salutations to you!
  7. One whose residence is filled with the aroma of blossomed Mandara flowers! One who grants great joy to Anandatirtha! Salutations to you!
  8. One who creates immense joy in the heart of Indira herself! One who grants great joy to Anandatirtha! Salutations to you!
  9. One who bestows great benovalence on those noble men residing in your abode! One who grants great joy to Anandatirtha! Salutations to you!
  10. One who bestows a radiance called “Ananda”! One who grants great joy to Anandatirtha! Salutations to you!

Dwadasha Stotra – 11

  1. The One who is the best, One who doesn’t age, One who is beyond nature, One who pours the nectar of immortality, the Lord of the Universe, One who is worshipped with devotion by Brahma, Indra and others, One who is the personification of bliss – to such a Lord Hari,  I offer my prayers
  2. One who is proclaimed as the greatest by all sounds of the Vedas, One who is the abode of Indira, One who is worshipped with devotion by Brahma, Indra and others, One who is the personification of bliss – to such a Lord Hari, I offer my prayers
  3. One who is the God for even the Gods, One who destroys the darkness within, One who is worshipped with devotion by Brahma, Indra and others, One who is the personification of bliss – to such a Lord Hari, I offer my prayers
  4. One who is beyond everything, One who is worthy of prayers everyday, One who is dear to Lord Ramaa, One who is worshipped with devotion by Brahma, Indra and others, One who is the personification of bliss – to such a Lord Hari, I offer my prayers
  5. One who is elegant just like the stem of the Lotus, One who is full of auspicious attributes, One who grants false knowledge to evil people, One who is worshipped with devotion by Brahma, Indra and others, One who is the personification of bliss – to such a Lord Hari, I offer my prayers
  6. One who grants wealth, liberation, existence, knowledge, action to all the Gods, One who is the very surprise, One who is the greatest, One who is worshipped with devotion by Brahma, Indra and others, One who is the personification of bliss – to such a Lord Hari, I offer my prayers
  7. One who is further than the farthest for those who don’t have devotion, One who is nearer than the nearest to those who do have devotion, One who is worshipped with devotion by Brahma, Indra and others, One who is the personification of bliss – to such a Lord Hari, I offer my prayers
  8. One who is verily the Ocean full of all complete and auspicious attributes, One who is the Lord of the Suras, One who neither has a beginning nor end, One who is worshiped with devotion by Brahma, Indra and others, One who is the personification of bliss – to such a Lord Hari, I offer my prayers
  9. This stotra, in praise of Lord Hari who is bliss personified, will grant punya. This has been composed by Saint Anandatirtha and will grant inherent joy to those who chant it

Dwadasha Stotra – 10

  1. O protector of the Universe, the Lord of Sri, the greatest, One who is the cause of Rudra, Brahma and others, One who is full of compassion, the One who grants boons, please grant me the knowledge of your stories (qualities/greatness)
  2. One who is worshipped by the Gods, One who protects everyone more than anyone else, One who is the Lord of even the liberated, One who is full of infinite attributes, One who is full of compassion, One who grants boons, please grant me the knowledge of your stories
  3. One who destroys the darkness of ignorance engulfing noble people, One who fills us with the nectar called joy, One who is full of compassion, One who grants boons, please grant me the knowledge of your stories
  4. One who is the navigator of the boat comprising the three worlds, One whose feet are always worshipped, One who takes care of even the Dikpalakas, One who is full of compassion, One who grants boons, please grant me the knowledge of your stories
  5. One who is beyond the three gunas (sattva, rajas, tamas), One who bears the world, grant me that devotion towards which is always more than anything else at any time. One who is full of compassion, One who grants boons, please grant me the knowledge of your stories
  6. Protect me, O Lord, the One who is the reason for the existence of the Tattvas such as Mahat at the beginning of the creation. One who is full of compassion, One who grants boons, please grant me the knowledge of your stories
  7. The One who gives death as well as life, the One who sustains, the Lord of the Universe, give me good devotion. One who is full of compassion, One who grants boons, please grant me the knowledge of your stories
  8. One who has feet with color like that of the rising Sun, One whose fame is pure and without flaw, One who is full of compassion, One who grants boons, please grant me the knowledge of your stories
  9. One whose nails are of the color of the Lotus that has blossomed in water, One who is full of compassion, One who grants boons, please grant me the knowledge of your stories
  10. One whose holy and imcomparable knees are like the quiver of Kama, One whose has limitless strength, One who is full of compassion, One who grants boons, please grant me the knowledge of your stories
  11. One whose thighs are like that of the trunk of an elephant, One who has the queen bee called Ramaa sitting on those thighs, One who is full of compassion, One who grants boons, please grant me the knowledge of your stories
  12. One who is wearing a golden color cloth around His waist, which resemble a fully blossomed ‘Honne’ flower, One who is full of compassion, One who grants boons, please grant me the knowledge of your stories
  13. One who has a navel that has a beautiful Lotus responsible for the birth of Brahma, One who is full of compassion, One who grants boons, please grant me the knowledge of your stories
  14. One who has a stomach which holds the entire Universe in it and which is as tender as a fresh sprout, One who is the protector of even Brahma and others, One who is full of compassion, One who grants boons, please grant me the knowledge of your stories
  15. One whose chest is where the mother of the Universe Lakshmi is residing, One who is the Supreme Yogi, One who is full of compassion, One who grants boons, please grant me the knowledge of your stories
  16. One whose arms hold the Chakra, Shankha and Gada which destroy the sons of Diti, One who is full of compassion, One who grants boons, please grant me the knowledge of your stories
  17. One whose face is the abode of all knowledge and which gives joy to Lakshmi and is moon-like, One who is full of compassion, One who grants boons, please grant me the knowledge of your stories
  18. One whose eyes (just by their glance) destroys the sins of all noble devotees and grants supreme joy (moksha), One who is full of compassion, One who grants boons, please grant me the knowledge of your stories
  19. This story of Lord Hari was composed by the saint who is called Anandatirtha by virtue of always being desirous of Him, One who is the abode of infinite joy

Dwadasha Stotra – 9

  1. One who cannot be grasped by intellect, One who destroys the mountain of ignorance called Ajnana, One who bestows variety of auspicious qualities to Vidhi, the abode of all auspicious attributes, One who is of auspicious character, the refuge of the Universe, the greatest, One who is forever luminous, One who is the primordial reason behind the Universe, O Lord of Ramaa, please be my protector
  2. The One who is worshiped with devotion even by Lord Brahma, Rudra and others, One who is dearest to Lord Ramaa’s heart, I take refuge in you. One who is of auspicious character, the refuge of the Universe, the greatest, One who is forever luminous, One who is the primordial reason behind the Universe, the Lord of Ramaa
  3. O Lord, the One who has infinite auspicious attributes as His body, the One who is without any defects, I surrender to you. One who is of auspicious character, the refuge of the Universe, the greatest, One who is forever luminous, One who is the primordial reason behind the Universe, the Lord of Ramaa
  4. One whose body is verily the abode of infinite bliss, One who is forever separate from sorrow, please protect me. One who is of auspicious character, the refuge of the Universe, the greatest, One who is forever luminous, One who is the primordial reason behind the Universe, the Lord of Ramaa
  5. O Lord, the One who rests on the ocean containing the Pralaya water, the eternal One, the personification of happiness, the One who incarnated as Matsya, I surrender to you! One who is of auspicious character, the refuge of the Universe, the greatest, One who is forever luminous, One who is the primordial reason behind the Universe, the Lord of Ramaa
  6. O Lord, the One who took the form of Kurma to bear the Mandara mountain in order that Suras and Asuras could churn the Ocean (to get nectar), please be my protector. One who is of auspicious character, the refuge of the Universe, the greatest, One who is forever luminous, One who is the primordial reason behind the Universe, the Lord of Ramaa
  7. O Lord, the One who took the avatar of Varaha, the personification of ultimate knowledge, and lifted the earth containing mountains such as Meru, Mandara and others, you are my refuge. One who is of auspicious character, the refuge of the Universe, the greatest, One who is forever luminous, One who is the primordial reason behind the Universe, the Lord of Ramaa
  8. O Lord, the One who tore the heart of that mighty son of Diti, the pure One, the victorious Narasimha, please protect me! One who is of auspicious character, the refuge of the Universe, the greatest, One who is forever luminous, One who is the primordial reason behind the Universe, the Lord of Ramaa
  9. The One who spoilt the victories of Bali and other sons of Diti, the One who governs the earth, the One who is undefeated, I take refuge in you. One who is of auspicious character, the refuge of the Universe, the greatest, One who is forever luminous, One who is the primordial reason behind the Universe, the Lord of Ramaa
  10. O Lord, the One who took the form of Pa(rashurama) and destroyed the whole class of evil Kings who could not be defeated by anyone, the One dear to Ramaa, the One who takes care of brave ones, please protect me. One who is of auspicious character, the refuge of the Universe, the greatest, One who is forever luminous, One who is the primordial reason behind the Universe, the Lord of Ramaa
  11. O Lord, the One who destroyed Ravana and other Rakshasas, the One who is eternally free, the One who grants knowledge, the Lord of the Raghu dynasty, I take refuge in you. One who is of auspicious character, the refuge of the Universe, the greatest, One who is forever luminous, One who is the primordial reason behind the Universe, the Lord of Ramaa
  12. O Lord, the One who has extremely soft body, the One who grants boons, the One who has tremendous strength, the One who protected Parthas, the One who appeared in the race of the Yadus, please protect me. One who is of auspicious character, the refuge of the Universe, the greatest, One who is forever luminous, One who is the primordial reason behind the Universe, the Lord of Ramaa
  13. O Lord, the One who gave ignorance to those undeserving evil people who attempted to take the path of Dharma, the One who granted clear knowledge to devatas, the One full of auspicious attributes, I take refuge in you. One who is of auspicious character, the refuge of the Universe, the greatest, One who is forever luminous, One who is the primordial reason behind the Universe, the Lord of Ramaa
  14. O Lord, the One who burns the dirt of Kali, the One who gives joy to the noble hearted, the ultimate refuge for all in this world, O Lord Kalki, please protect me. One who is of auspicious character, the refuge of the Universe, the greatest, One who is forever luminous, One who is the primordial reason behind the Universe, the Lord of Ramaa
  15. O Lord, the One who is the reason behind birth, death and joy for all, the One who is full, the Supreme Personality, I take refuge in you. One who is of auspicious character, the refuge of the Universe, the greatest, One who is forever luminous, One who is the primordial reason behind the Universe, the Lord of Ramaa
  16. O Lord, please be the protector of Sukhatheertha Muni, who is forever indulged in chanting your prayers. One who is of auspicious character, the refuge of the Universe, the greatest, One who is forever luminous, One who is the primordial reason behind the Universe, the Lord of Ramaa

Dwadasha Stotra – 8

  1. He is worshipped by even those, such as Brahma and others, who themselves are worshipped by all. His shoulders are laced with sandal paste and are long and nice. He is offered Arathi by the glance of the corner of the eyes of Indira. His strong arms have the nature of lifting the Mandara mountain.  We will try to please Lord Hari who is the greatest jewel amongst the assembly of Gods
  2. The activities like creation and destruction are His sporting nature. His very nature is composed of auspicious and perfect attributes like Aishwarya, Veerya, and others.  His very occupation is complete destruction of evil people. He is the peaceful resort for those satvik people who are full of knowledge and devotion. We will try to please Lord Hari who is the greatest jewel amongst the assembly of Gods
  3. He is the one who satisfies the requests of great devotees. His feet are the ones that grant non-material and true pleasure to those who bow with devotion. He is the true reason behind the various life-forms. Those who are well versed in the Vedas are propagating the Truth asking “Doesn’t Hari exist? He does exist. It is wrong to say he doesn’t”. We will try to please Lord Hari who is the greatest jewel amongst the assembly of Gods
  4. He is the One who is always worshipped by the chief Brahmins who are always immersed in the analysis of the Vedas. He is the One who is always worshipped by the valorous emperors of the Universe. He is the One who is beyond our comprehension, the One who is full of knowledge and One without any defects. He is the source of light, the One who doesn’t age, the very personification of joy, the Supreme!. We will try to please Lord Hari who is the greatest jewel amongst the assembly of Gods
  5. There is no one in this Universe who can exceed Him. All the noble ones believe in Him and follow Him. He is the Lord who has everyone under His control. His wish never goes unsatisfied. He has no equals, no superiors. He is the Supreme. The wise ones praise Him through the Vedas. We will try to please Lord Hari who is the greatest jewel amongst the assembly of Gods
  6. He destroys the sadness of those who see Him in their hearts. He is worshipped by Brahma, Indra and others so that they can see Him and keep seeing Him. He is always unreacheable to those evil people who are bound to get destroyed. He easily comes under the control of noble people and acts according to their wish. We will try to please Lord Hari who is the greatest jewel amongst the assembly of Gods
  7. Brahma, the first born, is His dear son. All the auspicious attributes have taken on the form of His body. Rudra, who comes before Indra, is His grandson. He is the primordial Lord who is worshipped by all noble people. We will try to please Lord Hari who is the greatest jewel amongst the assembly of Gods
  8. He is One without any defects and has all auspicious attributes. He is always full (perfect, complete). He is the One addressed by the supreme and infinite words of the Vedas. He is the One without birth and he is the One worshipped by even Brahma and Rudra. We will try to please Lord Hari who is the greatest jewel amongst the assembly of Gods
  9. He is always the bearer of the entire Universe. He is the destroyer of sadness for those who meditate upon Him. He is the doer of all those activities which are impossible for others to do. He is the reason behind the actions of all people. We will try to please Lord Hari who is the greatest jewel amongst the assembly of Gods
  10. All the sins of devotees, who are clean-hearted, are washed away by the daily remembrance of His name. He is the one who has given the appropriate positions to Brahma, Rudra and others. The noble ones always perform their daily duties in order to please Him. We will try to please Lord Hari who is the greatest jewel amongst the assembly of Gods
  11. He grants infinite results to those who offer their noble deeds to Him. Mere remembrance of His name destroys all the sins. He does not have any end, He never ages, He is eternally free. His stomach is the abode of the entire Universe. We will try to please Lord Hari who is the greatest jewel amongst the assembly of Gods
  12. We, having the name of Nanditheertha, having happiness and always concentrating on the Lord, offer our prayers to Him. He gives happiness and bliss to the assembly of Gods by a mere smiling glance from the corner of His eyes. We will try to please Lord Hari who is the greatest jewel amongst the assembly of Gods.

Dwadasha Stotra – 7

  1. I salute that Lord Hari, the undefeatable One, whose mere glance at Lord Ramaa gives her such strength that by a mere glance of her eyes, She is able to conduct all worldly events such as existence, destruction, abundance, life, knowledge, regulation, ignorance, confinement (to Samsara) and Moksha
  2. I salute that Lord Hari, the undefeatable One, whose mere glance at Lord Ramaa gives her such strength that relying upon a mere glance of Hers, all the Gods such as Brahma, Rudra, Devendra, Surya, Yama, Chandra and others obtain victory over the Universe
  3. I salute that Lord Hari, the undefeatable One, whose mere glance at Lord Ramaa gives her such strength that replying upon a mere glance of Hers, Gods such as Brahma bestow all auspicious things augmenting Dharma, Artha, Kama and good knowledge to those who bow with devotion
  4. I salute that Lord Hari, the undefeatable One, whose mere glance at Lord Ramaa gives her such strength that by the power of her mere glance, great Rishis, who themselves cause sorrow to vanish, and who have conquered the six vices and are defectless, obtain the ability to meditate on HIM
  5. I salute that Lord Hari, the undefeatable One, whose mere glance at Lord Ramaa gives her such strength that by Her mere glance, Lord Brahma is able to create this Universe which is an embodiment of the works of Shesha, Garuda, Rudra, Indra, Manu and other devatas
  6. I salute that Lord Hari, the undefeatable One, whose mere glance at Lord Ramaa gives her such strength that by Her mere glance, Lord Shiva displays his prowess and destroys this Universe of Indra, Surya, Chandra, Yama and others and performs his great Tandava dance
  7. I salute that Lord Hari, the undefeatable One, whose mere glance at Lord Ramaa gives her such strength that by Her mere glance, Lord Shesha, whose feet is worshiped by Rudra, Indra and other devatas, obtains the divine opportunity of becoming the Lord’s resting place
  8. I salute that Lord Hari, the undefeatable One, whose mere glance at Lord Ramaa gives her such strength that by Her mere glance, Lord Garuda, the one with immense physical strength, valor and speed, became the vehicle of the Lord, while the same cannot even be thought of by Indra and other devatas
  9. Those who chant with devotion this composition, which has come out of the Lotus like face of Anandatirtha Muni, which is pleasing to Ramaa-Hari and which praises Lord Hari, such people will surely realize their wishes due to the divine grace of Ramaa-Hari

Dwadasha Stotra – 6

  1. O son of Devaki, the one who gives joy to Devaki! O son of Nanda! The one who roamed around in Vrundavana, the shining moon of Gokula! The one who had fruits, the handsome One! The one who gave joy to cows! The One who is worshipped by all (sages) – I bow to you
  2. The One who saved the son of Indra (Arjuna), the One who bears a sword called Nandaka, the One who is worshipped through sandalpaste. O Lord of (16108) beautiful women, the one with eyes like that of the petal of a Lotus, the One who bore the Mandara mountain, the One who is proclaimed by the Vedas – to you I offer my salutations!
  3. The One with a face which has the glow of a thousand moons, the One with a smile which emanates fragrance like that of flowers, the One who gives joy to Devatas, the One who is full of bliss – to you I offer my respects
  4. The One who took the form of a fish, the One who rests in the Ocean at the time of Pralaya, the One whom all the Vedas propagate, the One who is praised even by the four-headed Brahma – I bow to you!
  5. The One who took the form of Koorma, the One who held the Mandara mountain (during Amruta mathana), the One who is bearing this Universe from within and outside, the best amongst all Gods – I bow to you
  6. The One who took the form of Varaha, the destroyer of Danavas (like Hiranyaksha), the One who bears the Earth, the One who created the materials required for Yagnas from his own body (like Kusha grass) – I bow to you!
  7. O Lord, the One who conducts the Universe, the destroyer of Hiranyakashipu, the One who removes all types of fears, the One who is close to Devatas, O Lord Nrusimha – I offer my salutions to you
  8. O handsome! The One who appeared like a Brahmachari, the One who restrained Bali Chakravarti, the One who takes various forms for accomplishing divine work, O Lord Vamana – I bow to you
  9. The One who brought fame to the Bhrugu family, the One with divine radiance, the One who destroyed the evil Kshatriyas, the One who is worshipped by Brahma and Rudra, O Parashurama – I bow to you
  10. O Raghava, the One born in the family of Raghu, the One who destroyed Ravana and other Rakshasas, the One dear to Maruti, the One dear to Janaki – I offer my prayers to you
  11. The One who is Devaki’s child, the One with a pleasing personality, the One dear to Rugmini, the well wisher of Pandavas, O Lord Krishna – salutations to you
  12. O Lord Buddha, the One who misguides the Avaidika Daityas, the One who leads to salvation, the One who bestows the true knowledge on Devatas – I bow to you
  13. The destroyer of those born in evil families, the One who will propagate Dharma, the One who will initiate the Kruta Yuga, O Lord Kalki – I bow to you
  14. The One without any defects, the One who is the primordial reason for the Universe, the One who is an Ocean of auspicious attributes, the One with limitless knowledge, O Narayana – my salutations to you!
  15. This composition, made by Anandatirtha, the best amongst sages, in the form of a story of Lord Hari, is auspicious and will destroy all sins and yield eternal happiness

Dwadasha Stotra – 5

  1. O Lord, the one who resides everywhere, One who cannot be understood completely by anyone, One who has Vaikunta and other wonderful residences, One who is pure, One who is known as Supreme by knowledgeable people, One who is the Lord of Lakshmi, One who held Dhara (earth) as Varaha, One who held Govardhana and other hills, One who destroys Asuras, One who is holding this Universe, One who is the creator of Brahma who creates Rudra and others, One who is the best – grant us your direct knowledge and destroy the clutches of mortal life. Destroy the veil of ignorance that has engulfed us!
  2. O Lord Keshava – the One who is the cause of even Brahma and Rudra, O ruler of the world, O deity of the One holding the Pasha (Varuna), O Lord of the valorous, I pray to you. O Narayana, the One without any defects, the primordial reason behind this Universe, the One responsible for even the creators like nature, O complete one, O Supreme one, I bow and pray to you
  3. O Lord of Lakshmi, O Lord of the Supreme knowledge, O accomplisher of the devotees’ desires, the One who is the hurdle to the desires of the evil, O preacher of knowledge, the One having a pure Dhyana, I bow to you. O Lord who is proclaimed by the Vedas, O protector of the cows, O destroyer of the gross & subtle bodies enclosing the soul, I pray to you, the One who is worshipped by Skanda and Sanandana
  4. O Lord – the One who is omnipresent in this Universe, the One whose very nature is to create, the One who swallows this Universe (during Pralaya), the One with only (and always complete) happiness, the destroyer of evil people, the One who establishes Dharma very effectively, I especially pray to you. The destroyer of the evil Daitya known as Madhu, the destroyer of Danavas, the One gives pleasure to Devatas, the One who is proclaimed in the Vedas, I bow in reverence to you!
  5. O Lord – the One who is not bound by any regulation, the valorous One, the One who follows the established path in order to educate the world, the One whose engagement always is to establish the righteous path, the One who destroys the world merely by a “Hum-kaara”, the One who is beyond Vedas, time, attributes, the Universe and all souls, I pray to you. O giver of good to noble souls, O giver of sorrow to evil, O giver of knowledge to devotees, the One proclaimed by the Sama Veda, O destroyer of anger and other evil in righteous people, the One who is bearing everything, I bow to you
  6. O Lord – the One who has Lakshmi in his chest, the One whose very nature is bliss, the One who is bearing this earth (as Varaha), the One bearing the liberated souls, I bow to you. O Lord of the senses, the One with beautiful hair, the Lord (bearer) of Brahma, Rudra and others, the Lord of those who surrender, the One who is the Lord of even the powerful, the One who governs the various arts, the One who governs both material and spiritual joy – I pray to you!
  7. O Lord – the One who is the reason for everything auspicious, the One with radiance like that of Sun which makes a Lotus bloom, the One who is bearing all the beings, the One who is bearing this Universe, I pray to you. The One who is present within and even outside of this Universe, the One who is far by virtue of being at the end of the hierarchy, the One who gives happiness to the noble souls, the Supreme One, I bow to you
  8. This song in praise of Lord Hari, composed by Sri Anandatirtha Muni, will act like the Sun in showing the path of salvation to those who sing this with devotion. This song is very capable of increasing devotion towards Lord Hari

Narayana Upanishad

Sri Dheerendra Aeri, a regular visitor to this blog, and a dear friend has transliterated into Kannada, the Maha Narayana Upanishad. The pdf of the same can be downloaded from the mantras page.

I wish to express my sincere thanks to Sri Dheerendra for his contribution. I would only be happy to take more such contributions from you 🙂

May Lord Krishna bless you and your family!

Dhanyavaadaani!