Harivarasanam

Hariharasuthashtakam a.k.a. Harivarasanam Harivarasanam is a sloka on Lord Ayyappa composed by K Kulathur Iyer and it is said that it was sung for the first time in Sabarimala temple by Swami Vimochanananda in 1955. This hymn is sung as a lullaby to the Lord when the doors of the …

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Maalaadu

Ingredients: Sugar- 1 cup Fried Gram (Pottu kadalai)- 1 cup Cardamom- 10 Cashew nuts -8-10 Raisins-8-10 Ghee- 1/4 to 1/2 cup (Recipe Courtesy Prabha’s Palumma) Method: Powder fine sugar and fried gram separately and mix well. Powder cardamom seeds also and mix. Break cashew nuts into small bits. In a …

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Soundaryalahiri

The Soundaryalahari is a famous literary work in Sanskrit written by Adi Shankara. Soundaryalahari means Waves of Beauty. It consists of 100 slokas and it is extolled as the essence of Mantra sastra. It is also a tantra treatise and a unique yantra is attributed to each verse. The ritual …

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