Rubin Museum

Rubin Museum, New York City Get there if you can between April 19, 2019 – March 23, 2020 for a featured exhibition titled “Masterworks of Himalayan Art.” The museum is home to a great many Non-Resident Nepali (NRN) artifacts other than those highlighted in featured exhibitions. The Rubin is methodically… Continue reading

Matangi Kavacam

Sri Sri Devi Matangi is popularly referred to as the Chwasa Dyo (छ्वास द्यो).  She represents the power of absolution, the finality. Consequently, She was located at the waste collection sites on street corners and courtyards.  Yes! There is a philosophical underpinning to waste, its collection, the presiding deity and… Continue reading

Batuk Bhairav Morning Prayer

Morning prayer to Bhagwan Batuk Bhairab. प्रातः स्मरामि बटुकं सुकुमारमूर्तिं prAtaH smarAmi baTukaM sukumAramUrtiM श्रीस्फाटिकाभसदृशं कुटिलालकाढ्यम् । shrIsphATikAbhasadR^ishaM kuTilAlakADhyam | Complete Stotram: श्रीबटुकभैरवप्रातःस्मरणम् Continue reading

Durga Kavaca for Child

This is an aspirational prayer to Sri Sri Durga Devi. It is a prayer for those who seek Her blessings for a child. भगवन् देव देवेशकृपया त्वं जगत् प्रभो । bhagavan deva deveshakR^ipayA tvaM jagat prabho | वंशाख्य कवचं ब्रूहि मह्यं शिष्याय तेऽनघ । vaMshAkhya kavachaM brUhi mahyaM shiShyAya te.anagha… Continue reading

Bagala 108 names

Currently @ Los Angeles County Museum of Art  The 108 facets of Sri Sri Bagalamukhi Devi. भगवन्देवदेवेश सृष्टिस्थितिलयात्मक । bhagavandevadevesha sR^iShTisthitilayAtmaka | शतमष्टोत्तरं नाम्नां बगलाया वदाधुना ॥ १॥ shatamaShTottaraM nAmnAM bagalAyA vadAdhunA || 1|| Complete Stotram: श्रीश्रीबगलाष्टोत्तरशतनामस्तोत्रम् Continue reading

Pashupati Panchasya Stavam

Prayer to the five faces of Bhagwan Pashupatinath. सदा सद्योजातस्मितमधुरसास्वादपरया sadA sadyojAtasmitamadhurasAsvAdaparayA भवान्या दृक्पातभ्रमरततिभिश्चुम्बितपुटम् । bhavAnyA dR^ikpAtabhramaratatibhishchumbitapuTam . Complete Stotram: श्रीपशुपति पञ्चास्य स्तवः Continue reading

Pashupatyastakam

The Lord Protector of All Living Beings. Protector of Nepal. Bhagwan Pashupatinath. Devotees seek His protection with this prayer. ध्यायेन्नित्यं महेशं रजतगिरिनिभं चारुचन्द्रावतंसं dhyAyennityaM maheshaM rajatagirinibhaM chAruchandrAvata.nsaM रत्नाकल्पोज्ज्वलाङ्गं परशुमृगवराभीतिहस्तं प्रसन्नम् । ratnAkalpojjvalA~NgaM parashumR^igavarAbhItihastaM prasannam.h . Complete Stotram: श्रीपशुपत्याष्टकम् Continue reading

Mrityunjaya Stotram of Markendeya

Bhagwan Vishnu sings the praise of the power of the Immortal One in this prayer. ॐ नमो भगवते मृत्युञ्जयाय ततो विष्ण्वर्पितमना, मार्केण्डेयो महामतिः । तुष्टाव प्रणतो भूत्वा, देवदेव जनार्दनम् ॥ विष्णुनैवोपदिष्टं तु, स्तोत्रं कर्णे महामनाः । सम्भावितेन मनसा, तेन तुष्टाव माधवम् ॥ Complete Stotram: श्रीनरसिंहपुराणे मार्केण्डेयकृत मृत्युञ्जय स्तोत्रम् Continue reading