॥ भवान्यष्टकम्‌॥ || bhavānyaṣṭakam || Eight stanzas to Goddess Bhavani. These are the most powerful stanzas (prayers) asking for protection and spiritual guidance. This is the first stotra that you learn to sing in MSP Year-1 तातो न माता न बन्धुर्न दाता न पुत्रो न पुत्री न भृत्यो…

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This is one of the two stotras that the MSP students have to learn to recite during MSP Year-1. Twelve stanza are the prayer and the last four are the prayoga. श्रीगणेशाय नमः। śrīgaṇeśāya namaḥ | ॐ अस्य श्रीसरस्वतीस्तोत्रमन्त्रस्य। ब्रह्मा ऋषिः। गायत्री छन्दः। श्रीसरस्वती देवता। धर्मार्थकाममोक्षार्थे जपे विनियोगः।…

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The Gaṇarāja sādhanā for the first year is to be initiated with the teachings of Maharṣi Mudgala (Gaṇeśa Purāṇa). Simple procedure ĀSANA ĀSTIKA MANTRA Gaṇeśa is the giver of faith and the one who removes the doubts and evils caused by Rāhu and tamas graha He sits…

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You are required to observe a fast on the day of Mahā Śivarātri. The very detailed procedure is quite difficult to follow, for ordinary people and what is being advised is a simplified version or the bare-bones of what must be done. The moot point is that the entire…

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This puja will be done by the priest and you too will be doing this puja. Do not get anxious as you will be guided. All materials for the puja will be provided at Jageshwar dham. Those of you well versed in sanskrit can use this document to follow the…

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Vishwarupa teaching the Narayana Kavacha In the Bhagavat Gita, Kṛṣṇa reveals His universal form (Viśvarūpa) to Arjuna which was so formidable for the great hero to even behold. Therefore, before jumping to worship Viśvarūpa, we need to see the teachings in the Śrīmad Bhagavataṁ. Bear in mind that the…

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Sattva (Devanāgarī सत्त्व) is the quality of purity and goodness. It is regarded in sāṁkhya philosophy as the highest of the three guṇa (i.e. among rajas, sattva and tamas) because it renders a person true, honest and wise. It makes things pure and clean. A guṇa is a constituent…

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Introduction Mṛtyuṅjaya literally means ‘Victory over Death’ and Mahā-mṛtyuṅjaya mantra is also called- Mahā-mokṣa mantra as it gives the ultimate enlightenment. Received by Maharṣi Vasiṣṭha and enshrined as a hymn of the Ṛk Veda, it has been sung for thousands of years by the pious who seek penultimate victory over…

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Lord Śiva is the parameṣṭhi guru which means the penultimate guru and Vedavyāsa is the guru of all creatures on this planet. The Vishvanath Jyotirlinga signifies His power as the Guruof everything, the supreme knowledge. This is the first jyotirlinga that appeared out of the earth’s crust and rose upwards…

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