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108 Daily Shloka rendition by Dr.Vidhyabhushan

As you can see from the comment below, Ms. Nirupama has provided the Slokas in English. It is a great compilation to teach kids also, small Slokas and tune rendered by Dr.Vidhyabhushan

How blessed we are to have such great people who share their time and energy and compile such amazing scripts to benefit one and all. Thanks a million Nirupama Avare.

Click the link below for the PDF script.

And here is the link for the audio:

Namaste Meeraji,

Thanks for posting the Festival Calendar. You are doing such a wonderful job in keeping us informed about our Madhwa tradition. You are my go to source for pooja vidhana, lyrics and Madhwa recipes.

I recently came across 108 Daily Shloka rendition by Dr.Vidhyabhushan, loved it, link given below. I was able to compile the script for the shlokas. Please provide me your email ID so i can email you the file and you can post it on your site.


Nava Grahas and Planets


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Every time we visited a temple and there was a Nava Graha temple, I recited the following sloka, and also taught it religiously to my Daughter. Even now, when we visit a temple which has Nava Grahas, I keep asking her “Sneha, do you remember the Nava Graha Stotra”. And as all daughters do, she rolls her eyes and recites the mantra.

Namah Sooryaya Chandraya Mangalaya Budhaya Cha
Guru Shukra Shanibhyascha Raahave Ketave Namaha
What it means is – My Salutations to Soorya (Sun), Chandra (Moon), Mangala (Mars) and Budha
(Mercury). I also salute Guru (Jupiter), Shukra (Venus), Shani (Saturn) as well as Rahu and Ketu.

However, I never ever thought that there was any difference between the Nava Grahas and the Planets. I thought they were one and the same until I read this article.

As I was browsing through the web, I found a very interesting article which explains the difference between Nava Grahas and the Planets. When you look at the Nava Graha Stotra, Rahu and Ketu don’t belong to any planet. And this article clearly explains that they are actually classified as Chaya Graha(meaning shadow grahas, not the real ones).

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