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Indian mythology is a treasure trove of stories full of adventure, magic, mystery. In this podcast, goal is to make these stories relevant for current day. And more importantly exciting for our little listeners!
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The Bhagavat Gita is one of the main religious literature in the Hindu way of life. It contains about 700 verses divided into 18 cantos. It is the essence of the philosophy contained in the Upanishads and is a part of the Mahabharata which describes the story of the Pandavas and the Kouravas. The development of the variousincidents in the life of t…
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In earlier episodes, I have presented sixteen chapters from my book titled ‘Great Saints of India’. This is the seventeenth chapter of the book dealing with Goswamy Tulsidas. Link for the book https://www.draft2digital.com/book/739855 Link for the audio book https://play.google.com/store/audiobooks/details/VENKATARAMAN_M_Great_Saints_of_India?id=AQ…
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Avvaiyar is one of the important and famous woman poet-saints of Tamilnadu. In Tamil literature, there are many poetesses with the name of Avvaiyar. However, there are two of them who are well known. One of them lived during the Sangam period and was close to the kings of that period like Pari Vallal and Adhigaman. It is said that she wrote a numbe…
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Inearlier episodes, I have presented fifteen chapters from mybook titled ‘Great Saints of India’. Thisis the sixteenth chapter of the book dealing with SantTukaram. Link for book https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MZB809A https://www.amazon.com/dp/1520412738 https://www.draft2digital.com/book/739855 Link for audio book https://www.kobo.com/us/en/audioboo…
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Guru occupies a very important place in the Hindu way of life.Hindu tradition gives a place of high esteem to a guru. The word cannot beeasily translated though roughly it may be said that the word represents ateacher. In Sanskrit, the word Guru is made up of two rootwords Gu and Ru. Gu means darkness, and Ru means remover. So, the word gurustands …
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Inearlier episodes, I have presented fourteen chapters from mybook titled ‘Great Saints of India’. Thisis the fifteenth chapter of the book dealing with Swamy Rama Tirtha. Link for book https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MZB809A https://www.amazon.com/dp/1520412738 https://www.draft2digital.com/book/739855 Link for audio book https://www.kobo.com/us/en/a…
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This is a very short hymn onLord Subrahmanya, the second son of Lord Shiva, also known as Murugan in Tamil.He is also known as Guha and Karthikeya. The first two stanzas of the hymn offerprostrations to the Lord residing at a place called Kumarasaila. Murugan isconsidered to have six faces. He is also the commander-in-chief of the army ofthe celest…
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TheAtmaarpana Stuthi is a hymn in Sanskrit language composed by AppayyaDikshitar, one of the great saints and proponent of Advaita Philosophy afterAdi Sankara. It is a hymn in praise of Lord Shiva and is also known as‘Unmattha Panchaa Shath’. OnceDikshitar felt that he has to put himself to a test as to whether his devotionto Lord Shiva was indeed …
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Inearlier episodes, I have presented thirteen chapters from mybook titled ‘Great Saints of India’. Thisis the fourteenth chapter of the book dealing with Surdas. Link for book https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MZB809A https://www.amazon.com/dp/1520412738 https://www.draft2digital.com/book/739855 Link for audio book https://www.kobo.com/us/en/audiobook/g…
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This is a hymn said to have been composedby the great demon Ravana. Ravana committed the sin of abducting Sita and waspunished by Lord Rama. We all know that. But Ravana was also a great devotee ofLord Shiva and he has composed this hymn praising Lord Shiva. There is a story behind this hymn. It issaid that on one occasion Ravana tried to lift Moun…
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TheAtmaarpana Stuthi is a hymn in Sanskrit language composed by AppayyaDikshitar, one of the great saints and proponent of Advaita Philosophy afterAdi Sankara. It is a hymn in praise of Lord Shiva and is also known as‘Unmattha Panchaa Shath’. OnceDikshitar felt that he has to put himself to a test as to whether his devotionto Lord Shiva was indeed …
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Inearlier episodes, I have presented twelve chapters from my book titled ‘GreatSaints of India’. Thisis the thirteenth chapter of the book dealing with SriChaitanya Mahaprabhu. Link for book https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MZB809A https://www.amazon.com/dp/1520412738 https://www.draft2digital.com/book/739855 Link for audio book https://www.kobo.com/us…
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This is a simple stotramconsisting of ten verses praying to Lord Rama for the removal of sufferings andagonies in life. The slokas seek removal of all types of diseases and pray forwell-being and prosperity. Please also visit my website at https://www.ramannithya.com/ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/venkataraman…
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Weare all aware of the great epic Ramayana. It is the religious text whichdescribes and accounts the story and journey of Lord Rama, one of the tenincarnations of Lord Vishnu. The great epic written by Maharshi Valmikihighlights the heritage of India and is considered as an integralpart of the history of ancient India. Thisis a stotram on Lord Rama…
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In earlier episodes, I have presented eleven chapters from my book titled ‘GreatSaints of India’. This is the twelfth chapter of the book dealing with Samarth Ramadas. Link for book https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MZB809A https://www.amazon.com/dp/1520412738 https://www.draft2digital.com/book/739855 Link for audio book https://www.kobo.com/us/en/audio…
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About 100 kmsfrom the city of Chennai in Tamilnadu, there is a place known as Kancheepuram. It is an ancient town with alot of temples. One of the most important temples here is that of GoddessKamakshi-The Kamakshi Amman Temple. I am presentinghere a song in Tamil on this great Goddess. It is known as Kamakshi Amman Virruttam.It is full of piety an…
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The Atmaarpana Stuthi is a hymn in Sanskrit language composed by Appayya Dikshitar, one of the great saints and proponent of Advaita Philosophy after Adi Sankara. It is a hymn in praise of Lord Shiva and is also known as ‘Unmattha Panchaa Shath’. Once Dikshitar felt that he has to put himself to a test as to whether his devotion to Lord Shiva was i…
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In earlier episodes, I have presented ten chapters from my book titled ‘Great Saints of India’. This is the eleventh chapter of the book dealing with Sri Aurobindo. Link for book https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MZB809A https://www.amazon.com/dp/1520412738 https://www.draft2digital.com/book/739855 Link for audio book https://www.kobo.com/us/en/audioboo…
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The Atmaarpana Stuthi-Verses 11-20 The Atmaarpana Stuthi is a hymn in Sanskrit language composed by Appayya Dikshitar, one of the great saints and proponent of Advaita Philosophy after Adi Sankara. It is a hymn in praise of Lord Shiva and is also known as ‘Unmattha Panchaa Shath’. Once Dikshitar felt that he has to put himself to a test as to wheth…
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In earlier episodes, I have presented nine chapters from my book titled ‘Great Saints of India’. This is the tenth chapter of the book dealing with Sri Raghavendra Swami. Link for book https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MZB809A https://www.amazon.com/dp/1520412738 https://www.draft2digital.com/book/739855 Link for audio book https://www.kobo.com/us/en/au…
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The Atmaarpana Stuthi-Verses 1-10 The Atmaarpana Stuthi is a hymn in Sanskrit language composed by Appayya Dikshitar, one of the great saints and proponent of Advaita Philosophy after Adi Sankara. It is a hymn in praise of Lord Shiva and is also known as ‘Unmattha Panchaa Shath’. Once Dikshitar felt that he has to put himself to a test as to whethe…
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This is a story based on Hindu mythology and is a mixture of facts and fiction. Yathni is a little girl studying in Fifth Grade and she is a devotee of Lord Ganesha. Ganesha takes her on an excursion to the legendary mountain of Kailash. How was this excursion, what are the things which she saw and how was her meeting with Lord Shiva. These are the…
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In earlier episodes, I have presented eight chapters from my book titled ‘Great Saints of India’. This is the ninth chapter of the book dealing with Dayananda Saraswati (Arya Samaj). Link for book https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MZB809A https://www.amazon.com/dp/1520412738 https://www.draft2digital.com/book/739855 Link for audio book https://www.kobo.…
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This is a story based on Hindu mythology and is a mixture of facts and fiction. Yathni is a little girl studying in Fifth Grade and she is a devotee of Lord Ganesha. Ganesha takes her on an excursion to the legendary mountain of Kailash. How was this excursion, what are the things which she saw and how was her meeting with Lord Shiva. These are the…
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Namadeva In earlier episodes, I have presented seven chapters from my book titled ‘Great Saints of India’. This is the eighth chapter of the book dealing with Namadeva. Link for book https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MZB809A https://www.amazon.com/dp/1520412738 https://www.draft2digital.com/book/739855 Link for audio book https://www.kobo.com/us/en/audi…
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This is a story based on Hindu mythology and is a mixture of facts and fiction. Yathni is a little girl studying in Fifth Grade and she is a devotee of Lord Ganesha. Ganesha takes her on an excursion to the legendary mountain of Kailash. How was this excursion, what are the things which she saw and how was her meeting with Lord Shiva. These are the…
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Dwadasha Jyotirlinga Stotram As we all know, Lord Shiva is generally worshiped in the form of a lingam. Lingam is the mark or sign of the Almighty or the phallus symbol. A Jyotirlinga is a shrine where Lord Shiva is worshipped in the form of a fiery column of light. It is said that Lord Shiva first manifested himself as a Jyotirlinga on the night o…
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Ramana Maharishi In earlier episodes, I have presented six chapters from my book titled ‘Great Saints of India’. This is the seventh chapter of the book dealing with Ramana Maharishi. Link for book https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MZB809A https://www.amazon.com/dp/1520412738 https://www.draft2digital.com/book/739855 Link for audio book https://www.kobo…
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Shiva Aparadha Kshamapana Stotram In this beautiful hymn, Adi Shankara seeks forgiveness from Lord Shiva for certain transgressions or non-observances committed in life. He calls it as Shiva Aparadham and seeks for forgiveness. And whatever he says is applicable to most of we human beings. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com…
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This is a story based on Hindu mythology and is a mixture of facts and fiction. Yathni is a little girl studying in Fifth Grade and she is a devotee of Lord Ganesha. Ganesha takes her on an excursion to the legendary mountain of Kailash. How was this excursion, what are the things which she saw and how was her meeting with Lord Shiva. These are the…
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Ramakrishna Paramahamsa In earlier episodes, I have presented five chapters from my book titled ‘Great Saints of India’. This is the sixth chapter of the book dealing with Ramakrishna Paramahamsa. Link for book https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MZB809A https://www.amazon.com/dp/1520412738 https://www.draft2digital.com/book/739855 Link for audio book htt…
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Manisha Panchakam This is a hymn composed by the great saint Adi Shankara bringing about in just five verses the essence of the Advaitha philosophy. Advaitha meaning non-dualism, expounded in detail by Adi Sankara does not recognize differences between people on the basis of caste, creed etc since everything in the universe is the manifestation of …
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Shirdi Sai Baba In earlier episodes, I have presented four chapters from my book titled ‘Great Saints of India’. This is the fifth chapter of the book dealing with Shirdi Sai Baba. Link for book https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MZB809A https://www.amazon.com/dp/1520412738 https://www.draft2digital.com/book/739855 Link for audio book https://www.kobo.co…
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This is a story based on Hindu mythology and is a mixture of facts and fiction. Yathni is a little girl studying in Fifth Grade and she is a devotee of Lord Ganesha. Ganesha takes her on an excursion to the legendary mountain of Kailash. How was this excursion, what are the things which she saw and how was her meeting with Lord Shiva. These are the…
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Sri Vallabhacharya In earlier episodes, I have presented three chapters from my book titled ‘Great Saints of India’. This is the fourth chapter of the book dealing with Sri Vallabhacharya. Link for book https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MZB809A https://www.amazon.com/dp/1520412738 https://www.draft2digital.com/book/739855 Link for audio book https://www…
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This is a story based on Hindu mythology and is a mixture of facts and fiction. Yathni is a little girl studying in Fifth Grade and she is a devotee of Lord Ganesha. Ganesha takes her on an excursion to the legendary mountain of Kailash. How was this excursion, what are the things which she saw and how was her meeting with Lord Shiva. These are the…
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Sri Madhavacharya In earlier episodes, I have presented two chapters from my book titled ‘Great Saints of India’. This is the third chapter of the book dealing with Sri Madhavacharya. Link for book https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MZB809A https://www.amazon.com/dp/1520412738 Link for audio book https://www.kobo.com/us/en/audiobook/great-saints-of-india…
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Ardhanariswara Stotram This is a beautiful hymn composed by Adi Sankara offering salutations to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvathi in the form of Ardhanariswara. Ardhanariswara is a form of Shiva combined with his consort Parvathi. Literally, it means half female deity. The form of Shiva here is depicted as half-male and half-female, equally split dow…
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Subrahmanya Bhujangam This is a hymn composed and sung by Adi Sankara at a place called Tiruchendur in Tamilnadu. Lord Subrahmanya, the second son of Lord Shiva is well known by the name of Murugan in Tamilnadu. Tiruchendur is a seacoast in the south eastern part of the state and there is a beautiful temple there for Lord Murugan. It is said that i…
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This is a story based on Hindu mythology and is a mixture of facts and fiction. Yathni is a little girl studying in Fifth Grade and she is a devotee of Lord Ganesha. Ganesha takes her on an excursion to the legendary mountain of Kailash. How was this excursion, what are the things which she saw and how was her meeting with Lord Shiva. These are the…
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Saints Saints are the great souls who have devoted their life, energy and experience for the welfare of the people. India has been blessed from time immemorial by the advent of innumerable saints like Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, Swamy Vivekananda and Goswamy Tulsi Das. I have published a book on nineteen such great Saints along with an audio version o…
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Dasasloki of Adi Sankara The essence of the Advaita doctrine of Adi Sankara is contained in these ten verses. It is said that Adi Sankara composed this at the time when he approached his Guru, Sage Govindabhagawat pada. Faced with the need of seeking a competent guru who can regularise him into the Sanyasa Ashrama, Sankara approaches Govindabhagawa…
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Saints are the great souls who have devoted their life, energy and experience for the welfare of the people. They are extraordinary human beings having great wisdom, vast experience and character worthy of imitation. They gifted everything to the world without seeking fame or any kind of gain. Welfare of the world was their sole objective. India ha…
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This is a story based on Hindu mythology and is a mixture of facts and fiction. Yathni is a little girl studying in Fifth Grade and she is a devotee of Lord Ganesha. Ganesha takes her on an excursion to the legendary mountain of Kailash. How was this excursion, what are the things which she saw and how was her meeting with Lord Shiva. These are the…
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Pratah Smarana Stotram This stotram is a Morning Prayer composed by Sri Adi Shankara on the Supreme Spirit. It consists of only three verses in which the mind, speech and body of the individual are sought to be dedicated to the Almighty. In these verses Adi Shankara sets forth the quintessence of Advaita-Vedanta. As we all know, the dawn is the mos…
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This is the sixth episode of the story titled ‘Yathni's Travel to Kailash’. The first episode was published on 5th August 21. The second, third, fourth and fifth were published on 3rd September 21, 15th September 21, 22nd October 21 and 16th November 21 respectively. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/venkataraman-…
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Mukundamala The Alwars are a group of twelve ancient Vaishnava saints who lived in Tamil Nadu. They are famous for their poetry in Tamil known as Pasurams in praise of Lord Vishnu. In the earlier episodes I have made a brief mention about these 12 Alwars. Kulasekara Alwar is one of these 12 Alwars. Kulasekara Alwar was a king. He was also a great s…
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This is the fifth episode of the story titled Yathni's Travel to Kailash. The first episode was published on 5th August 21, the second on 3rd September 21,third on 15th September 21 and fourth on 22nd October. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/venkataraman-m/message…
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Diwali, also called as Deepavali is one of the most celebrated and important festivals of India. The name is derived from the Sanskrit word Deepavali, meaning “row of lights.” ‘Avali’ means row and ‘Deepa’ is light. Generally, the festival lasts for five days from the 13th day of the dark phase of the lunar month of Ashvina to the second day of the…
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This is the fourth episode of the story titled Yathni's Travel to Kailash. The first episode was published on 5th August 21, the second on 3rd September 21 and the third on 15th September 21 . --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/venkataraman-m/message
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