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SubhAshita – Mother greater than teacher or father

उपाध्यात् दश आचार्य: आचार्याणां शतं पिता |सहस्रं तु पितॄन् माता गौरवेण अतिरिच्यते || मनुस्मॄति An aacharya (coach, mentor) is ten times more respect worthy than a lecturer. Father is hundred times more respect worthy than a mentor. Mother is thousand times more respect worthy than a father (manusmriti)

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ಮುಕುಂದಮಾಲಾ ಸ್ತೋತ್ರಂ

ಶ್ರೀವಲ್ಲಭೇತಿ ವರದೇತಿ ದಯಾಪರೇತಿ |ಭಕ್ತಪ್ರಿಯೇತಿ ಭವಲುಂಠನಕೋವಿದೇತಿ ||ನಾಥೇತಿ ನಾಗಶಯನೇತಿ ಜಗನ್ನಿವಾಸೇತಿ |ಆಲಾಪಿನಂ ಪ್ರತಿಪದಂ ಕುರು ಮೇ ಮುಕುಂದ || ೧ ಜಯತು ಜಯತು ದೇವೋ ದೇವಕೀ ನಂದನೋಯಂ ಜಯತು ಜಯತು ಕೃಷ್ಣೊ ವೃಷ್ಣಿವಂಶಪ್ರದೀಪಃ. ಜಯತು ಜಯತು ಮೇಘಶ್ಯಾಮಲ ಕೋಮಲಾಂಗೋಜಯತು ಜಯತು ಪೃತ್ವೀಭಾರನಾಶೋ ಮುಕುಂದಃ || ೨ ಮುಕುಂದ ಮೂರ್ಧ್ನಾ ಪ್ರಣಿಪತ್ಯ ಯಾಚೇ |ಭವಂತಮೇಕಾಂತಮಿಯಂತಮರ್ಥಮ್ || ಅವಿಸ್ಮೃತಿಃ ತ್ವತ್ ಚರಣರವಿಂದೇ | ಭವೇ ಭವೇ ಮೇ$ಸ್ತು ಭವತ್ಪ್ರಸಾದಾತ್ || ೩ ನಾಹಂ ವಂದೇ ತವ ಚರಣಯೋಃ ದ್ವಂದ್ವಮದ್ವಂದ್ವಹೇತೋಃ ಕುಂಭೀಪಾಕಂ

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Why chant? Gita or Gayatri !

A friend said something that many people have told me many times in the past “Bhagawad Gita is for old age”. I smile and ask “do we ever get old in that sense”? Those who make that statement never seem to get “old”, i.e. they will probably never touch Bhagawad Gita in their lives. I

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