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Shree Krishna Janmashtami

He who is boundless and timeless
Was bound in the womb of an imprisoned princess

He by whose radiance shine the sun, moon and the Stars
Was born on Earth when the Sun had set

His dusky face radiated light all around
All animals bathed in his immeasurable love

Unable to contain their emotions
The clouds burst forth into Thunderous showers

The Yamuna sensing the Lord's presence
Overflowed towards Mathura in  spate

He who wills creation, appeared On the 8th day
When the star Rohini was ascendent

The birds seem to sing in joyous abandon
The trees seemed to dance to their tunes

All animals felt a benign energy pulsating through their bodies
They came towards the Prison to catch a glimpse of their creator

The noble father longed to hold his son and caress him
Off fell the chains which from doing so had prevented him!

The alert guards slept as though in a trance
Indeed what is impossible for him who makes the cosmos dance!

The lord who pervades everything was wrapped in a blanket
And …

Shree Brihaspathi Kavacham

ಅಸ್ಯ ಶ್ರೀಬೃಹಸ್ಪತಿ ಕವಚಮಹಾ ಮಂತ್ರಸ್ಯ, ಈಶ್ವರ ಋಷಿಃ,
ಅನುಷ್ಟುಪ್ ಛಂದಃ, ಬೃಹಸ್ಪತಿರ್ದೇವತಾ,
ಗಂ ಬೀಜಂ, ಶ್ರೀಂ ಶಕ್ತಿಃ, ಕ್ಲೀಂ ಕೀಲಕಮ್,
ಬೃಹಸ್ಪತಿ ಪ್ರಸಾದ ಸಿದ್ಧ್ಯರ್ಥೇ ಜಪೇ ವಿನಿಯೋಗಃ ||

*ಅಭೀಷ್ಟಫಲದಂ ವಂದೇ ಸರ್ವಙ್ಞಂ ಸುರಪೂಜಿತಮ್ |
ಅಕ್ಷಮಾಲಾಧರಂ ಶಾಂತಂ ಪ್ರಣಮಾಮಿ ಬೃಹಸ್ಪತಿಮ್ ||

ಅಥ ಬೃಹಸ್ಪತಿ ಕವಚಮ್
ಬೃಹಸ್ಪತಿಃ ಶಿರಃ ಪಾತು ಲಲಾಟಂ ಪಾತು ಮೇ ಗುರುಃ |
ಕರ್ಣೌ ಸುರಗುರುಃ ಪಾತು ನೇತ್ರೇ ಮೇಭೀಷ್ಟದಾಯಕಃ || 1 ||

ಜಿಹ್ವಾಂ ಪಾತು ಸುರಾಚಾರ್ಯಃ ನಾಸಂ ಮೇ ವೇದಪಾರಗಃ |
ಮುಖಂ ಮೇ ಪಾತು ಸರ್ವಙ್ಞಃ ಕಂಠಂ ಮೇ ದೇವತಾಗುರುಃ || 2 ||

ಭುಜಾ ವಂಗೀರಸಃ ಪಾತು ಕರೌ ಪಾತು ಶುಭಪ್ರದಃ |
ಸ್ತನೌ ಮೇ ಪಾತು ವಾಗೀಶಃ ಕುಕ್ಷಿಂ ಮೇ ಶುಭಲಕ್ಷಣಃ || 3 ||

ನಾಭಿಂ ದೇವಗುರುಃ ಪಾತು ಮಧ್ಯಂ ಪಾತು ಸುಖಪ್ರದಃ |
ಕಟಿಂ ಪಾತು ಜಗದ್ವಂದ್ಯಃ ಊರೂ ಮೇ ಪಾತು ವಾಕ್ಪತಿಃ || 4 ||

ಜಾನುಜಂಘೇ ಸುರಾಚಾರ್ಯಃ ಪಾದೌ ವಿಶ್ವಾತ್ಮಕಃ ಸದಾ |
ಅನ್ಯಾನಿ ಯಾನಿ ಚಾಂಗಾನಿ ರಕ್ಷೇನ್ಮೇ ಸರ್ವತೋ ಗುರುಃ || 5 ||

*ಇತ್ಯೇತತ್ಕವಚಂ ದಿವ್ಯಂ ತ್ರಿಸಂಧ್ಯಂ ಯಃ ಪಠೇನ್ನರಃ |
ಸರ್ವಾನ್ ಕಾಮಾನವಾಪ್ನೋತಿ ಸರ್ವತ್ರ ವಿಜಯೀ ಭವೇತ್ ||

|| ಇತಿ ಶ್ರೀ ಬೃಹಸ್ಪತಿ ಕವಚಮ್ ||

For whom is the viel?

||Om Gam Ganapataye Namaha|| ||Om Shree Saraswatyay Namaha|| ||Om Shree Kuladevatyay Namaha|| ||Om Shree Samartha Sadguru Sainaathaya Namaha || || Om Namaha Shivaaya ||

Blessed is he who worships the beloved and is able to see him in all forms. Time and again several seers and prophets have come forth help mankind realize their full potential. According to Advaita, the one who has realized his self, is one with the almighty Parabrahman, for his ego will dissolve in the vast,unbounded ocean called God. One such avatar (Incarnation) was Bhagavan Shree Ramana Maharishi. I recently came upon an interesting conversation between Bhagavan and a devotee. It is deep and pithy! There is enough water here to quench anyone's thirst!

D: The Upanishads say, I am told, that he alone knows
the Atman whom the Atman chooses. Why should
the Atman choose at all? If it chooses, why some
particular person?

M: When the sun rises, some buds alone blossom, not
all. Do you blame the sun for that? Nor can …

Helpful Mantras

|| Om Gam Ganapataye Namaha || Om Shree Saraswatyay Namaha || Om Shree Kuladevatyay Namaha || Om Shree Sainaathaya Namaha || Shree Rama Samartha || Om Namaha Shivaaya ||

I recently came upon a very good article in a community on facebook. It listed several Mantras, chanting which can help one in all round development. I believe that chanting of Mantras is similar to auto suggestion and affirmation. It can work wonders in one's life! As the saying goes, "Thoughts are things!". Therefore think positively, chant positive mantras, harness the power of good thoughts and prosper :) . I share this hoping that it may bring peace, harmony and prosperity on one and all.

Mantra for a Child

This mantra may be recited for getting a child, or for childless couples, who want a child.


Devaki-sut Govinda Vasudeva Jagatpate
Dehi me tanayam Krishna Tvaamaham sharanam gataha


O Son of Devaki and Vasudeva, the Lord of the Universe
O Krishna! give me a son ; I take refuge i…

Krishna Dwaipaayana

|| Om Gam Ganapataye Namaha || ||Om Shree Saraswatyay Namaha || ||Om Shree Chandralambayay Namaha || ||Om Shree Kuladevatyay Namaha || ||Om Shree Samartha Sadguru Sainathaya Namaha || ||Om Namaha Shivaaya ||

Om! I first meditate on the single tusked Lambodhara. He is the manifestation of that Hiranyagarbha (Golden egg state of the Universe before it was projected by the thought of God). He is the one manifest being who appeared as many. He is the source of all intelligence and leader of the heavenly army of Ganas (Attendants of Lord Shiva). His name is taken before beginning any auspicious task. Hence I beseech him to help me sing his glory. I then bow before Mother Saraswathi from whom the Vedas originated. All knowledge comes from her feet and flows like the subtle river which flows unseen to the naked eye.I then bow before Samartha Sadguru Sainath Maharaj. He is verily a manifestation of Lord Dattatreya, who roams the earth ever willing to help those who surrender to him. He appea…

Oneness of Saints

|| Om Gam Ganapataye Namaha || Om Shree Saraswatyay Namaha || Om Shree Kuladevatyay Namaha || Om Shree Chandralambyay Namaha || Om Shree Gurubhyo Namaha || || Om Namaha Shivaaya ||

Blessed are those, who remember the single tusked, elephant headed Lord of the Ganas. For their every obstacle is destroyed by his mere grace. He is the primordial power who was born from the womb of the Universal Mother and the God of God's Lord Shiva. By worshiping him alone, the consort of Parvathi destroyed the three celestial cities of the Asuras with his unerring arrow. I then bow before that God of God's to destroy all my shortcomings with his divine blessings. I bow to Lord Shiva and Mother Parvati who are the very embodiment of Prakruthi (Environment) and Purusha(Cosmic consciousness). I then bow before Mother Saraswathi, with her vermillon mark and divine musical instrument the veena has given birth to the Vedas. I then bow before my family diety Mother Chandrala Parameshwari, whose very …

Datta Guru!

As I looked around at the many universes before me
I started to question what really exists around me

The advice of the vedic seers stood like a sentinel
Negate everything around you that is unreal

Keep negating the unreal around you
Keep saying no Not this! Not this! (Neti Neti)

Universe after universe started disappearing
Soon I too drowned in the turbulent waters

Then there appeared the Son of Anasuya
Dressed in the garb of a Fakir!

Contemplating on his own infinite nature he stood there
Like sunlight he came and cleared the thick fog

Hallaj too saw this vision in a trance
Once established in this vision, he stuck to his stance

With three Gunas and forms combined he stood there
The eternal Guru, the only reality

Sadguru Datta alone is real
All else including "I" is illusory!

-Shree GuruDeva Datta!

-Shree Satchitananda Sadguru Sainath Maharaj Ki Jai!

Bow to Shree Sai! Peace be to all!

A prosperous city

There is a prosperous city far far away
Where for thousands of years spirituality has held sway!

In this big town called Pandharapura
Lives a Sahukar (rich landlord) called Vithoba

His mansion is bigger than the biggest palace
And there he lives with his consort Rukmai

The many rooms in his mansion are occupied
By many famous personages of the town

Their names I happily narrate
As I think longingly of the house of my lord

Nivritthinath,Jnandev,Sopan, Muktabai
Namdev, Tukaram, Ghora Kumbhara and Savata Mali

Then there are Choka Mela, Damaji Pant
Also with them is the goldsmith Narahari

In other part of the mansion there are
Samartha Ramdas and Gajanana of Shegaon

There is also the son of Anasuya as Shreepada ShreeVallabha
And there is Shree Nrusimha Saraswathi born at Lada Karanja

There are also Shree Swami Samartha of Akkalkot
And Manik Prabhu of Humanabad

There is also my Sadguru the delightful fakir  Shree Sainath from Shirdi
There is also the weaver poet Kabir and his guru Shree Ramdas

Then there are S…