Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Muka Panchashati Mandasmita Shatakam Audio

At the link http://www.kamakoti.org/peeth/origin.html#appendix2 , one can learn more about Mooka Kavi. Here we deal with the second set of 100 verses entitled Mandasmita Shatakam. This is set in the Sanksrit metre Shardoolavikreeditam.  The correction to the metre was pointed out by a visitor by the name of Indu; deeply thankful for pointing this out. This is an absolutely fabulous metre. The sequence will be TRRrr RrRrrrR RRrRRrR  / TRRrr RrRrrrR RRrRRrR. As before, even if the meaning is not understood, just the flow of words will elevate the listener or reciter to high levels of joy.
The inspiration to recite this phenomenal stotram came about from reading an article that dealt with an upanyasam of Sri Kanchi Maha Periyava, wherein He had praised the Muka Panchashati.

This is a long hymn. In the entire set of Muka Panchashati, having recorded in a factory environment with the need to stop and re-start to avoid noises such as telephones and fax machine rings getting recorded, the pitch may not be uniform throughout – please accept sincere apologies.
And now the audio: 42 minutes 47 seconds long.

( Mobile devices: click download; then play.)

NOTE: BECAUSE THIS IS A VERY LARGE FILE ABOUT 39 MEGABYTES, YOU WILL HAVE TO DOWNLOAD AND THEN LISTEN. On mobile devices and some computers, you may get the message -- This file is too large for Google to scan, download anyway? -- You will have to answer "YES" and then listen after download. On some computers, when you hit the play button, if nothing seems to happen, click the Download arrow at the top, click download anyway and then listen. Sorry for the inconvenience -- but this is a big file and praise to Sri Kamakshi Amman -- Her Grace is magnificent !

There have been some errors in the audio pronunciation as given here:
Verse 2/4th  line: Audio should be “Maadhvai” NOT “Moudhvai”
Verse 9/1st   line: Audio should be “Manjusthe” NOT “Munjusthe”
Verse 11/2nd   line: Audio should be “Pruthim” instead of “Prutheem”.
Verse 59/1st   line: Audio should be “Veechee” instead of “Vaachee”.
Verse 81/4th   line: Audio should be “Leecharyai” instead of “Leeyarchai”.
Verse 84/4th   line: Audio should be “Bhoomi” instead of “Bhoobi”.
Verse 90/4th  line: Audio should be “Maso” instead of “Samo”.
Verse 94/3rd   line: Audio should be “Malai” instead of “Male”.

The Sanskrit lyrics can be found at :

To know the meaning of the shlokas, one can go to the following link which gives translations of sets of shlokas at a time – this is a really great service to mankind.

Om Shree Kamakshi Ammane Namo Namaha !



  1. Respected Sir,
    Many thanks for posting muka panchashati.
    May Kamakshi bless you with her infinite grace.

    If you do not have this, please do download this.



  2. Thank you Sri Sendhil Iyya.

  3. Namaste - Shri Raghavan ji,
    Is this mandasmita shatakam in Mandakrantha or Shaardoolavikreeditam ? Based on my limted knowledge as I checked it seems like the latter, please clarify

    1. Please see reply to comment below to Smt. Indhu.

  4. Namaste- feels like this is shardoolavikreeditam, not mandakraanta, do u mind checking please?

    1. THANK YOU SO MUCH for pointing my error. Sincere apologies ! It feels like the Goddess Herself pointed the error to make me a better person one step closer to Her. The post has been corrected. Again, THANK YOU SO MUCH !!