Saturday, May 14, 2016

Muka Panchashati Padaravinda Shatakam Audio

At the link , one can learn more about Mooka Kavi. The picture on top of this post is also taken from that site – credit goes to them – this is a photo of Sri Muka Sankaraendra Sarasvati Swamigal, the author of Muka Panchasati; He was appointed as the Acharya of Kamakoti Peetam long time ago.  Here we deal with the third set of 100 verses entitled Padaravinda Shatakam. This is set in the Sanksrit metre Shikarini. Here one has to club together five syllables in the middle of the line in order to recite rhythmically. 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.

And now the audio: 46 minutes 13 seconds long.

( Mobile devices: click download; then play.)

NOTE: BECAUSE THIS IS A VERY LARGE FILE ABOUT 42 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 71/1st   line: Audio should be “Maraalaanam” NOT “Suraalaanam”
Verse 98/1st   line: Audio should be “Kakubha” instead of “Kukubha”.

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 !


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