Sri Madhvaashtaka Stotra

Recently, I got hold of an excellent book titled “Prana Tantra” written by Sri Sagri Raghavendra Upadhyaya. In that book, I found a stotra on Sri Madhvacharya composed by Sri Trivikrama Panditacharya.

I found that stotra extremely powerful. The same can be downloaded in Kannada, Devanagari and English scripts from the mantras page.

Venkatesha Stotra

The Kannada and Devanagari transliteration of the Sri Venkatesha Stotra is now available at the Mantras page.

The Venkatesha Stotra is a very beautiful and powerful stotra, recited daily by most Madhvas. It is from the Brahmanda Purana and is believed to be extremely powerful in burning away our accumulated sins and obtaining the grace of Lord Vishnu.

An excellent and exhaustive commentary on the stotra is being provided by Sri Chiraan at his website, which is strongly recommended.

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

Hayagriva Jayanthi – 24 August 2010

hayagrIva hayagrIva hayagrIveti vAdinam | naraM mu~nchanti pApAni daridramiva yoShitaH || 1 ||

One who chants ‘Hayagriva Hayagriva Hayagriva’, all his sins will be destroyed, as will his destituteness!

hayagrIva hayagrIva hayagrIvEti yo vadet | tasya nissarate vANI jahnukanyApravAhavat || 2 ||

One who constantly says ‘Hayagriva Hayagriva Hayagriva’, his voice will flow seamlessly like the daughter of Sage Jahnu (river Ganga)!

hayagrIva hayagrIva hayagrIvEti yo dhvaniH | vishobhate sa vaikuNThakavaaTodghATanakShamaH || 3 ||

One whose voice emanates ‘Hayagriva Hayagriva Hayagriva’, such a person will enjoy the capacity of opening the door gates of Vaikuntha!

shlokatrayamidaM puNyaM hayagrIvapadA~Nkitam | vAdirAjayatiproktaM paThatAM sampadAM padam || 4 ||

One who studies these three auspicious shlokas carrying the sign of Hayagriva and spoken by Vadiraja will attain bliss!

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