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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…