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Gajendra Moksha, Sanskrit text

Gajendra moksha episode occurs in Srimad Bhagwat Purana's Canto 8, Chapters 2, 3 & 4. It is the story of an elephant king, Gajendra, who was rich and successful in life, and enjoyed all the trappings that come with wealth. Yet, when in serious danger from crocodile Graah, none of his friends and riches offered help. He then prayed to God, who helped him instanteously. Sage Shukdev narrated this episode to king Parikshit. The literary value of this text is par excellence as is its power to guide towards spiritual evolution.More...

Venu Geet, Sanskrit text

Venu Geet, Srimad Bhagwat
Venu Geet, is a popular excerpt from Srimad Bhagwat Mahapurana, written by Krishna Dvaipayana Maharshi Ved Vyas. Venu Geet appears in Srimad Bhagwatam's Canto 10. Venu geet is sung by the Gopis in praise of Krishna and his flute. It is an account of the Gopis reacting to the sound of Krishna's flute as he herded cows in the surrounding jungle. Venu Geet vividly describes Krishna, the natural surroundings of Vrindavan, River Yamuna, trees, bamboo bushes, birds, deers, clouds, apsaras and simple women, and of course the cows and calves responding to the song of love that the flute brings to those receptive to it. More...

Vishnu Sahastranam: Sanskrit text

Vishnu Sahastranam, was written in Sanskrit, the language of gods. It is a part of the world's longest epic: Mahabharat Purana or Jai-granth, which translates as 'the scripture of victory'.

Vishnu Sahastranam gives a 1000 names of Vishnu. These were told by Bhishma to Yudhishtir in answer to six questions put to him by Yudhishthir. Yudhishthir wanted to know who to look up to as the highest ideal. Bhishma gave him a 1000 names of God, elaborating on God's qualities, the reason for choosing God as the best friend. Chanting or singing this piece of poetry is said to have therapeutic effect on the body and mind.More...

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