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Kanakadhara Stotram Text in Kannada – Download Kanakadhara Stotra Prayer Lyrics in Kannada

Kannada Kanakadhara Stotra text is provided by Sree Rama Dasa Mission. Kanakadhara Stotram is a popular prayer dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi and was composed by Adi Shankaracharya. This is Kanakadhara Stotram lyrics in pdf in Kannada. You can download the text in Kannada in pdf format. You can also take print of the prayer and share it with older people.
Link – Kanakadhara Stotram Kannada
Related Kanakadhara Stotram pdf in English with meaning Story of Kanakadhara Stotram

Pearls of Wisdom – Swami Nikhilananda Saraswati

The Scriptures speak of the One Reality which is of the nature of Sat-Chit-Ananda (Existence-Consciousness-Bliss). Very simple stated, Satyam ekam vipra bahuda vadanti (The Truth is one but the wise speak of it differently). 
This Reality has certain innate, inherent powers, which can be broadly termed as shakti. It has the power to project, sustain and withdraw the world. The Upanishads explain this with the example of the spiders web. The spider has the ability to project or create its own web out of itself, stay in it or sustain it and in the end take it back into itself or swallow it.
The Sanskrit word srishti is normally understood as creation. But strictly speaking the world is not created it is projected, like the dance of the dancer. The dance though not separate from the dancer remains with her in an unmanifest form, when she is not dancing. She has the ability to project the dance at will, very much like the spider weaves its web. Similarly the world is created through Sh…

Today’s Hindu Calendar – April 22, 2012 – Tithi, Vrat, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on April 22, 2012 – Shukla Paksha Pratipada Tithi orthe first day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Pratipada Tithi or first day during the light phase of moon till 1:49 PM on April 22, 2012. Then onwards it is Shukla Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.

Nakshatra – Bharani Nakshatra the full day and till 2:10 AM on April 23, 2012
Rashi or Moon Sign – Mesha Rashi.

Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Vaishakh Shukla Paksha Pratipada or first day during the waxing phase of moon in Vaishakh month in calendars followed in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa.
Vaishakh Shukla Paksha Pratipada or first day during the light phase of moon in Vaishakh month in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu and Kashmir.