Aja Ekadashi on 21st August, 2014 !!

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Abhimana Kshetram !! Sri Emkambareshwarar Temple at Sowcarpet !!

Jai Sriman Narayana !!
Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara !!
Sri Ekambareshwarar temple is one of the Abhimana Kshetram of Lord Shiva located in Sowcarpet, Mint St (Park town), Chennai.  This is one of the oldest temples of Lord Shiva existing for more than 1000 years.  In this temple Lord Ekambareshwara worshipped in the form of a self-manifested Linga.  It is believed that the worship of Sri Ekambareshwarar Temple at Sowcarpet would bring pieties equivalent to the visit to one of the Pancha Bhootha Kshetram of Lord Ekambareshwara which represents the element Earth at Kanchipuram.
Presiding deity – Lord Ekambareshwarar with his consort Goddess Sri Kamakshi
Sthalavruksham – Ashwatha,
Theertham – Kamba Nadi
Festivals – Maha Shivaratri, Panguni Uthiram, Karthikai, Arudra Darisanam, Adi Pooram, Brahmostavam in the month of Chithirai, Avani Moolam, Thai Theertha Vizha, Markazhi Utsavam, Vaikasi Visakam, Vinayaka Chathurthi, Navarathri, Thaipoosam, Aippasi Annabhishekam, Adi Shankara,  Lord Kasi Vishwanatha & Goddess Sri Visalakshi, Goddess Sri Annapoorni, Navagraha, Lord Vaveshwar,Lord Bhairava Goshtamurtham – Lord Ganesha, Lord Anjaneya, Lord Dakshinamurthi, Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu, Chandikeshwara, Lord Surya, Lord Chandra,
Sannidhis – Lord Ganesha,Lord Nandikeshwara, Lord Ramanatha along with Goddess Sri Shakthi, Lord Vishnu and Lord Surya, Goddess Durga, Lord Nataraja & Goddess Sri Sivakami, Lord Subramanya with his consorts Goddess Sri Valli & Deivayanai, Bikshadaneshwara, Lord Somaskandha,
This temple remains open from 6.00 AM to 12.00 PM in the morning and 4.00 PM to 8.00 PM in the evenings.
Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara !!
Jai Sriman Narayana !!

Sri Krishna Janmashtami on 17th August, 2014 !! Sri Madhurashtakam by Sri Vallabhacharya !! Lyrics & Its meaning!!

Jai Sriman Narayana !!
Sri Madhurashtakam was composed by Sri Vallabhacharya, passionate devote of Lord Krishna, conquered learned scholars of Sri Jagannathapuri at a young age.  The King of Jagannathapuri enquired the scholars assembled in the Assembly to detail the supremacy of scriptures, deity, hymns and service, but none of scholars were not in a position to give a satisfying answer to the King.  Ultimately   at the instruction of Sri Vallabhacharya, the questions which required answers by the King was place before Lord Jagannatha, the compassionate Lord composed the following glorious verses to enlighten his ardent devotees.
Yekam Sasthram  Devaki Puthra Gitam
Yeko  Devo Devakiputhra Yeva:
Manthropyekas Thasya Namani Yani,
Karmopyekam Thasya Devasya Seva
{The answers to the question were Gita recited by Lord Krishna is the sacred scripture, son of Devanki is the supreme deity, various glorious names of Lord Krishna is the supreme hymns and the greatest among the service is the Service to Lord Krishna}
Oh! Lord Madhuradhipathey ! Lord Krishna, whose lips are nectar like sweet, beautiful face and the smile, eyes, your compassionate heart and way of walking everything is captivating, everything about you is sweet and matchless; hence the whole world is divine.    Oh! Madhurathipathey ! Lord Krishna, Every word comes out of your mouth is sweet, your myths and the place where you resides is delightful, your movements are sweet and the illusions that you creates as well.  Thus, Oh! Madhurathipathey ! Lord Krishna, everything about you is pleasurable. The divine sounds of your flute is sweet, the dust that appears on your lotus feet is sweet, your lotus hands and feet are sweet, your dance and your associates are charming, ultimately everything about you is attractive.  Oh! Madhurathipathey ! Lord Krishna, your songs are sweet, everything you consumes are sweet, your sleep, your most excellent form and the sandal paste on your forehead are extremely pleasing and everything related to you is incomparable.  Oh! Madhurathipathey ! Lord Krishna, your divine deeds, childhood prank, and play of love, oblations, tranquility and the path of salvation are sweet and everything about you is matchless. Oh! Madhurathipathey ! Lord Krishna, your attractive garland made of berries is stunning, the holy river Yamuna, its water and the ripples, and the lotus in it are striking, and eventually everything about you is admirable.  Oh! Madhurathipatehy ! Lord Krishna, your divine deeds with the Gopis, cowherds and cows are exceptional, your creation & annihilation and your humors, finally everything related to you are most exciting.
Adharam Madhuram Vadhanam Madhuram Nayanam Madhuram Hasitham Madhuram |
Hrudhayam Madhuram Gamanam Madhuram Madhuradhipathey Akhilam Madhuram ||
Vachanam Madhuram Charitham Madhuram Vasanam Madhuram Valitham Madhuram |
Chalitham Madhuram Bhramitham Madhuram Madhuradhipathey Akhilam Madhuram ||
Vrushno Madhuro Renur Madhura: Panir Madhura: Padhou Madhura |
Nruthyam Madhuram Sakhyam Madhuram Madhuradhipathey Akhilam Madhuram ||
Geetham Madhuram Peetham Madhuram Bhuktham Madhuram Suptham Madhuram |
Rupam Madhuram Thilakam Madhuram Madhuradhipathey Akhilam Madhuram ||
Karanam Madhuram Tharanam Madhuram Haranam Madhuram Ramanam Madhuram |
Vamitham Madhuram Shamitham Madhuram Madhuradhipathey Akhilam Madhuram ||
Gunjja Madhura  Mala Madhura Yamuna Madhura Veechi Madhura |
Salilam Madhuram Kamalam Madhuram Madhuradhipathey Akhilam Madhuram ||
Gopi Madhura Leela Madhura Yuktham Madhuram Bhuktham Madhuram |
Dhrushtam Madhuram Shishtam Madhuram Madhuradhipathey Akhilam Madhuram ||
Gopa Madhura Gavo Madhura Yashtim Madhura Shrushti Madhura |
Dhalitham Madhuram Phalitham Madhuram Madhuradhipathey Akhilam Madhuram ||
||  Ithi Madhurashtakam Sampoornam ||
Jai Sriman Narayana !!

Sri Krishna Jayanthi on 17th August, 2014 !! Sri Govindashtakam by Sri Adi Shankara !! Lyrics & Its meaning!!

Jai Sriman Narayana !!
My humble salutations to Supreme Lord Govinda, the provider of perpetual bliss and who is incompetent without His female energy Goddess Sri Mahalakshmi, He is the eternal Truth, He is the ceaseless Wisdom and Ether, effortlessly sneak among the cowherds creating an illusion of His marvelous presence in various forms and non-existence as well.   My salutations to Lord Govinda who is the epitome of supreme bliss, The Supreme Lord on Earth, divine child of Yasodha who is scared of punishments upon childhood pranks of eating mud, playfully revealing fourteen worlds in his little mouth, He is the pedestal of the three worlds which are visible and invisible as well.  My salutation to Lord Govinda who is the epitome of supreme bliss, a true ascetic, destroyer of enemies of deities thereby reduce the burden on the Earth, remover of grief & sorrows, delightfully consume  butter and the Earth as well, shines in the serene minds and remains peaceful always.  My salutation to Lord Govinda, the Lord of Supreme bliss who protects the living beings in his mischievous cow herd form, protect the cowherds and their  cows while they were impishly vanished by Lord Bhrama, protected the Gopis and cowherds from the peril and made them blissfully resides under Mount Govardhana that was lifted by his little finger.  My salutations to the Supreme Lord Govinda who has various holy names, resides beyond the reach of ignorant.    My salutations to Lord Govinda who is the epitome of supreme bliss, who appeared in his marvelous form before each Gopis assembled, whose dazzling face is covered with the dust raised by the hoof of the cows.  My salutations to Lord Govind who is beyond imagination but attainable only through sincere devotion and dedication, his prominence is imaginable only through the gems like realization.  My salutations to Lord Govinda, Lord of Supreme bliss who took away the attires of the Gopis and settled in a tree while the Gopis were having ablution in a pond, later they were ordered to approach with no shame to destroy their sorrow and passion, Supreme Lord who is the source of eternal wisdom and has the body that was unaffected by the senses.  My salutations to Lord Govinda, who is the epitome of supreme bliss, attractive, cause of all the causes, who is defeated Kala/Time and remains primordial, who gracefully dances on the hood of serpent Kaliya in the river Kalindi/Yami/Yamuna, who has black complexion and destroyer of evil effects of Kali era and He is the cause for the movement of wheel of Kala/Time.  My salutations to Lord Govinda, who is the source of supreme bliss, worshipped by the deities in the sacred land of Brindavan/Vrajabhumi , whose beautiful smiles are prettier than the flowers of Jasmine which incessantly provides happiness to his associates, whose lotus feet is worshipped by the great Sages and Rishis, He is the ocean of virtues worshipped by all.  Whoever meditate upon Lord Govinda by reciting the glorious names Govinda, Achyutha, Madhava, Vishnu, Gokulanayaka, Krishna etc.. and drench in the glorious myths of Lord Govinda would be relieved from sins, thereby attain supreme bliss at the lotus feet of Supreme Lord Govinda.
Sathyam Gnanam Anantham Nithyamanakasham Paramakasam
Goshta Pranganaringana Lolamanayasam Paramayasam |
Maya Kalpitha Nanakaramanakaram Bhuvanakaram
Kshmamanadha Manadham Pranamatha Govindam Paramanandham ||
Mrustnamatsi Hethi Yasodha Thadana Shaishava Santhrasam
Vyadhitha Vakthra Lokitha Lokaloka Chathurdhasha Lokalam |
Lokathraya Pura Moolasthambham Loka Lokamanalokam
Lokesam Paramesam Pranamatha Govindam Paramanandham ||
Thraivishta Paripuviragnam Kshithibharagnam Bhavarogagnam
Kaivalyam Navaneethahara Manaharam Bhuvanaharam |
Vaimalya Spuda Chethovruththi Visheshabhasa Manabhasam
Shaivam Kevala Shantham Pranamatha Govindam Paramanandham ||
Gopalam Bhu Leelavigraha Gopalam Kula Gopalam
Gopi Lekhana Govardhana  Dhruthi Leela Lalitha Gopalam |
Gopirnnigadhitha Govinda Spudanamanam Bahu Namamnam
Gopi Gochara Dhooram Pranamatha Govindam Paramanandham ||
Gopi Mandala Goshtibhedham Bhedhavastha Mabhedhabham
Shashvadh Goghura Nirdhoothoth Krutha Dhooli Dhusara Sowbhagyam |
Shraddha Bhakthi Grihidhananda Machinthyam Chinthitha Sadhbhavam
Chinthamani Mahimanam Pranamatha Govindham Paramanandham||
Snana Vyakulayoshi Dhvasthra Mupadhayaga Muparudam
Vyadhisandhiradha Dhigvasthra Hyupadhathu Mupakarshantham |
Nirdhootha Dhvaya Shoka Vimoham Buddham Buddheranthastham
Saththamathra Shareeram Pranamatha Govindam Paramanandham ||
Kantham Karana Karanamadhi Manadhim Kalamanabhasam
Kalindi Gatha Kaliya Shirasi Muhurnruthyantham Sunruthyantham ||
Kalam Kala Kalatheetham Kalithashesham Kali Doshagnam
Kalathrya Gathi Hethum Pranamatha Govindam Paramanandham ||
Vrindhavana Bhuvi Vrundharaka Gana Vrundharadhyam Vandheham
Kundha Bhamala Mandhasmera Sudhanandham Suhrudhanandham |
Vandhya Shesha Mahamuni Manasa Vandhyanandha Padhadhvandham
Vandhya Shesha Gunabhdhim Pranamatha Govindham Paramanandham ||
Govindhashtakametha Dhadhithey Govindharppitha Chetha Yo
Govinda Achyutha Madhava Vishno Gokula Nayaka Krishnethi |
Govindhrangi Saroja Dhyana Sudha Jaladhouthasamasthagho
Govindham Paramanandhamrutha Manththstham Sa Samabhyethi ||
|| Ithi Shri Govindhashtakam Sampoornam ||
Jai Sriman Narayana !!

Sri Krishnashtakam !! Lyrics & Its meanings !!

Jai Sriman Narayana !!
My humble salutations to the Preceptor of the Universe, Lord Krishna,  son of Vasudeva, slayer of Kamsa and Chanoora, and the provider of immense bliss to Devaki.  My salutations to the Preceptor of the Universe, Lord Krishna who is adorned with the flowers of Athasi, magnificent garlands and marvelous gem studded anklets and bangles.  My salutations to the Preceptor of the Universe, Lord Krishna who has abundance of curly black hair locks, face has the resemblance of full moon and a marvelous ear jewel dangling in a most attractive way.  My salutations to the Preceptor of the Universe, Lord Krishna who has the sweet scent of the flower Mandhara ,  who has spectacular smile on his face and four arms which carries divine weapons, and whose hair locks are beautifully decorated with the feathers of peacock.  My salutations to the Preceptor of the Universe & Gem of Yadhava clan, Lord Krishna, whose eyes has the resemblance of full bloom lotus and who has the complexion of rich cloud.  My salutations to the Preceptor of the Universe, Lord Krishna who is engaged in pleasing moments with Goddess Sri Rukmini, attired in glorious saffron colored robe and who has the extreme fond for the scent of Tulsi.  My salutations to the Preceptor of the Universe, Lord Krishna who is immersed in the pleasurable moments with the Gopikas/cowherds remaining in their embrace, who has the saffron color marks all over the chest, the place where Goddess Sri Mahalakshmi resides.  My salutations to the Preceptor of the Universe, Lord Krishna who adorned in unique Srivatsam and Vanamala/ fresh alluring flowers on his chest and holds Conch and holy wheels on his hand.  Whoever worships Lord Krishna and recite or memorize the holy verses of Krishnashtakam in the early hours of dawn would be relieved from the sins of numerous of birth.
Vasudeva Sutham Devam Kamsa Chanoora Mardhanam
Devaki Paramanandham Krishnam Vande Jagathgurum ||
Athasi Pushpa Sanghasam Hara Noopura Shobhitham
Ratna Kangana Keyooram Krishnam Vande Jagathgurum ||
Kutilalaka Samyuktham Poorna Chandra Nibhananam
Vilasath Kundaladharam  Krishnam Vande Jagathgurum ||
Mandhara Gandha Samyuktham Charuhasam Chathurbhujam
Bharhi Pinjavachoodangam Krishnam Vande Jagathgurum ||
Uthphulla Pama Pathraksham Neela Jeemootha Sannibham
Yadhavanam Shiro Rathnam Krishnam Vande Jagathgurum ||
Rukmini Keli Samyuktham Peethambara Sushobhitham
Avaptha Tulasi Gandham Krishnam Vande Jagathgurum ||
Gopikanam Kucha Dhwandham Kumkumangitha Vakshasam
Sriniketham Maheshwasam Krishnam Vande Jagathgurum ||
Sreevatsangam Mahoraskam Vanamala Virachitham
Sankha Chakradharam Devam Krishnam Vande Jagathgurum ||
Krishnastakam Idham Punyam Pratharuddhaya Padeth
Koti Janma Krutham Papam Smaranath Thasya Vinashyathi ||
Jai Sriman Narayana !!