COLLECTION OF ASHTTOTTARA SHATA NAMAVALI
FOR VARIOUS GODS
I do not have any inclination
or inspiration to make the whole of world religious. Hinduism is a vast tree
that nobody can befall the
age-old tree. It has survived onslaughts from Buddhism, Jainism, Islam and
Christianity. I am not referring to physical conversion of Hindu population.
Brahmins in Vedic age stopped animal sacrifice and the founder of Buddhism,
Gowtama Buddha is regarded as an incarnation of Mahavishnu! Hindus do not hate
Jains who worship the same Gods. They attend Urs of Muslim Saints. They watch
the Christian movie Karunaamayi, (story of Jesus Christ) and shed tears. A true
Hindu cannot hate any religious faith, for he finds all these within his own
religious fold, he has been exposed to the thoughts of other faiths since his
birth! Hinduism is not a tender tree that needs anybody's protection. It is for
us to derive benefits from the vast tree. Even if I want to add a new thought,
it is not possible, as the same has already been explored elsewhere! I do not
believe in" spreading the Gospel to one and all".
I know several
highly placed officers who make their staff write religious, astrological and
management topics for them while they are busy making black money in various
ways. There is a saying in Kannada, "ಮಂತ್ರ
ಹೇಳಲಿಕ್ಕೆ, ಬದನೇಕಾಯಿ ತಿನ್ನಲಿಕ್ಕೆ!" [Mantras are for
telling others and brinjals for my eating]. One need not be religious to talk
I am not an IAS
or IFS who use their subordinates to release "cut and paste" books instantly.
What you see here is, my hard work. Once I wanted to
gift a small book containing certain mantras to my close friend. It would cost
perhaps Rs.20 or less. But, I searched for that in all book stalls, temples and
such places. Letters to the publisher did not produce any result. Later on, I
came to know, he had stopped publication of such books, as the market is not
encouraging! Some of my
enlightened readers ask me to provide them certain mantras, not readily
available in the market. In India, we speak many languages. Many people
prefer to read mantras in their respective mother tongues. I believe, I would be
of some help in their spiritual progress. Hence, this publication. Books marks are provided for easy navigation. For offline use you
can also save the document on your local machine. Unless it is very
essential, please do not take paper prints - "वृक्षो
[Trees protect those, who protect them].
Samhita in Shikshavalli says, "स्वाध्ययने
च न प्रवदितव्यम्। प्रवचने च न प्रवदितव्यम्॥" (Do not give up self-study and teaching others). A Brahmin
(learned man) who does teach others,
becomes brahmaraakshasa (a demon) after his death, it is said. No, I do
not wish to become a brahmaraakshasa! I am merely giving directions to a
traveler like a policeman - nothing more, nothing less.
collection is based on the request of my learned readers. In case any
mantras, stotras or slokas are required to be included, do let me know at
astrovidya.com at gmail.com (replace 'at' by '@'). As the name indicates, ashttottara shata
namavali is 108 names in praise of a particular God, Goddess or a Saint. These
are either recited or used to do pooja by offering flowers, akshata,
kumkum. Though all the gods are same, their powers unlimited and immense, we
identify a particular God with some special powers. For example Mahalakshi
is worshipped for attaining wealth while Saraswathi is worshipped for acquiring
wisdom. In this collection, you will find ashttottara shata namavali for various
gods. These have been provided here in various India languages, as reading
them in the mother tongue is very easy. The specific purpose for recitation
has also been given for easy reference. If you find these difficult to recite
small mantras are also available.
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