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Daksinamurti Stotra With Manasollasa
Daksinamurti Stotra With Manasollasa

Daksinamurti Stotra With Manasollasa

by Swami Harshananda

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Language

Bi-Lingual

Publisher

Ramakrishna Math

ISBN

N/A - Year: 1999 - Pages: 154

Binding

Paperback

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Author: Swami Harshananda
Publisher: Ramakrishna Math
Year: 1999
Language: Bi-Lingual
Pages: 154
ISBN/UPC (if available): N/A

Description

The book is an independent translation with explanatory notes by Swami Harshananda. The author has provided a scholarly preface to the book giving a bird’s eye view of the contents of the Stotra as well as of the several Ullasas. Readers who are in the habit of skipping prefaces and introductions of books are however advised here to give a careful reading to the preface which will help them in understanding the text. The elaborate explanatory notes by the author add significantly to the value of the book.

Sri Daksinamurti Stotra – also called Sri Daksinamurtyastakam-as its very name indicates is a ‘stotra’ on Sri Daksinamurti. Derived from the root ‘stu’ (= to praise), the word ‘stotra’ means a hymn of praise generally addressed to God or deity and not uncommonly, to sages and spiritual preceptors too. Daksinamurti is an aspect of Lord Siva portrayed as the very personification of spiritual wisdom and eminence. Hence He is the fittest person to be the guru, nay, the Guru of all gurus the Adi-guru or the Primeval Teacher. It is but meet that such an exquisite hymn has been addressed to an exquisite teacher.

In the Indian hymnal literature the stotras of Sri Sankara occupy a unique place. They are charmingly simple and eight simply charming. The panegyrical material of the hymns often alternates with the moral principles or spiritual values. However in a few of the rarer pieces he has introduced masterly condensations of the doctrines of Advaita Vedanta. And this hymn is a masterpiece among them combining in itself poetical elegance as well as metaphysical brilliance a rare achievement indeed

EXTRACTS FROM REVIEWS:

The book under review is an independent translation with explanatory notes by Swami Harshananda, President of the Bangalore branch of the Ramakrishna Math…

The author has provided a scholarly preface to the book, giving a bird's eye view of the contents of the Stotra as well as of the several Ullasas. Readers who are in the habit of skipping prefaces and introductions of books are, however, advised here to give a careful reading to the preface, which will help them in understanding the text...

A proper appreciation of the logic used in the book to refute the other systems of philosophy demands from the reader at least a nodding acquaintance with these systems. It is here that the profuse explanatory notes provided by the author come in handy…

The translation is good and the elaborate explanatory notes by the author add significantly to the value of the book. Serious students of Vedanta should be grateful to Swami Harshananda for bringing out this excellent publication.

= Vedanta Kesari, July 1993

Contents

Contents

Preface

Manasollasa-First Section
Daksinamurti Stotra-Verse 1

Manasollasa-Second Section
Daksinamurti Stotra-Verse 2

Manasollasa-Third Section
Daksinamurti Stotra-Verse 3

Manasollasa-Fourth Section
Daksinamurti Stotra-Verse 4

Manasollasa-Fifth Section
Daksinamurti Stotra-Verse 5

Manasollasa-Sixth Section
Daksinamurti Stotra-Verse 6

Manasollasa-Seventh Section
Daksinamurti Stotra-Verse 7

Manasollasa-Eighth Section
Daksinamurti Stotra-Verse 8

Manasollasa-Ninth Section
Daksinamurti Stotra-Verse 9

Manasollasa-Tenth Section
Daksinamurti Stotra-Verse 10

Daksinamurti Stotra-Additional Verses 11-16

Index to the Verses of Daksinamurti Stotra

Index to the Verses of Manasollasa

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