Achyut Ashtak by Shankaracharya, Sanskrit text

Adya guru Shankaracharya Achyutashtak

Achyutashtak, a Sanskrit poem by the first Shankaracharya, praises Krishna and other avatars of Vishnu. It is not only a beautiful piece of Sanskrit literature, it helps devotees enjoy God's roop-madhuri - beautiful personality.

17 July, 2008

Gajendra Moksha, Sanskrit text

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

17 July, 2008

Venu Geet, Sanskrit text

Venu geet, Srimad Bhagwat, Sanskrit text

Venu Geet appears in Srimad Bhagwatam's Canto 10. It is an account of the Gopis of Vrindavan's reacting to the sound of Krishna's flute as he herded cows in the surrounding jungle.

17 July, 2008

Meera bai bhajan - Mharo pranam Banke Bihari

Meera bhajan, Braj sahitya, literature, Vrindavan, Raag seva

Braj sahitya has lived in the oral tradition through music. Bhajan, sawaiya, dohe, pad, shloka, styles of writing poetry all find a place here. Similarly, the languages are as varied as the tongues that devotees' could speak. Sanskrit, the local

05 July, 2008

Wadali brothers singing Tere ishq ne nachaaya