Devotion & Prayer


With extra-ordinary depth of vision, Swamiji makes us all laugh while we see the truth of ourselves again and again from angles we had never even conceived, and we see the pure, clear understanding of Shankaracharya shining through. An Audio Course (Course Code – AVG1214) on Devotion & Prayers : Dasasloki by Swami Dayananda Saraswati.

Lord and Devotion

A prayerful life is just not possible without a profound understanding and awareness of Ishvara. Swamiji unfolds the profundity of Ishvara. A Video Course (Course Code – AVG4287) on Devotion & Prayers: Lord and Devotion by Swami Viditatmananda Saraswati.

Shiva Mahimna Stotram

This celebrated Stotram in praise of the greatness of the Lord begins with the question “who can praise the one whom even the Sruti (Veda) tentatively explains by the removal of not that?  It then uses this very method to reveal the nature of reality, Brahman.  This Stotram touches on dialectics and draws on illustrations …

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Forms of Worship & Prayer

In these 8 classes, Swamiji explains worship of the Lord both with form and formless. He also covers the different reasons for prayer, and the mode of prayer as the only 100% willful action available to a human being where there is little to no influence of one’s past. With a basic understanding of the …

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Prayer & Prayerful Life

Prayer is will based karma. Its efficacy is dependent upon the degree of one’s involvement, and one’s involvement is as good as one’s understanding of the altar of prayer. For an effective prayer, knowledge of the lord. Ishvara is inevitable. A prayerful life is just not possible without a profound understanding and awareness of Ishvara. …

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Dakshinamurti Stotram

The Dakshinamurti Stotram, in praise of the glory of Ishvara, holds a significant place in the literature of Shankara. “ I am the whole, with time, place and everything therein”. This essence unfolded by the Upanishads, is captured beautifully in thee verses by Shankara. They depict the self as self-revealing consciousness and the objects that …

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Kipilopadesa from Bhagavatha Purana is dialogue between Kapila and his Mother, Devahuti. A Video Course on Devotion & Prayers: Kapilopadesa From Bhagavatha Purana by Swami Tattvavidananda Saraswati.

Gajendra Moksha

Gajendra Moksha abounds with allegories in every aspect of the text.  Gajendra, the arrogant king of a herd of elephants, symbolizes the individual.  The pleasure-seeking attitude of the elephant, which lands him in the deathly grip of an alligator, is comparable to that of those who are engrossed in the pursuit of pleasures, unmindful of …

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Catuh Sloki Bhagavatam

In four profound verses of the Bhagavatam, Paramesvara teaches Bahmaji the truth of himself, both in essence and in his manifestation as the universe. He also indicates the means, both direct and indirect to understand this teaching. With his mastery of this topic Pujya Swami Dayananda makes these verses completely lucid, showing the listener how he …

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Narada Bhakti Sutras

Naradha Bhakti Sutras are well known sutras by sage, Narada. The Text details in process of devotion, or Bhakti Yoga. An Audio Course on Devotion & Prayers: Narada Bhakti Sutras by Swami Pratyagbodhananda Saraswati.