Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Muka Panchashati Stuthi Shatakam Audio


Sri Muka Panchashati as you may know by now is in praise of Sri Kamakshi Amman, the Goddess in Kancheepuram, South India. Those divine souls that have been blessed by Sri Kanchi Maha Periyava Swamigal perceive both Kamakshi Amman and Maha Periyava to be the Same. In fact, there have been instances where people that visually saw Sri Kanchi Maha Periyava with their physical eyes, saw the form of Sri Kanchi Kamakshi Amman, the Goddess in Him. To offer praise to such a high level of devotion, the two photos are placed together at the top of this post.
Here we deal with the fifth and final set of 100 verses entitled Stuthi Shatakam. This is a phenomenal grand finale to the Muka Pancha Shathi set. The Sanskrit metres in this set vary – verses 1-19 form one set based on Mandakranda, verses 20-39 are based on Harini; 40-59 are based on Shikarini; 60-79 based on Mandrakranda again, 80-96 are based on Prthvi ; then 97, 98, 99, 100 and 101 each are mixed from the above. Listening to the Stuthi Shatakam, one might get the feeling of a highly talented artist taking his paint brush and painting swiftly with various colors to express his feelings, except that the paint brush cannot keep up with his mental thoughts !  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. This is a long hymn. 

And now the audio: 46 minutes 24 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 25/2nd line: Audio should be “Vaasanthi” not “Vaasasthi”
Verse 29/1st line: Audio should be “Karupaanati” not “Karupaathati”.
Verse 40/1st line: Audio should be “Laagya” not “Laadhya”.
Verse 41/4th line: Audio should be “Sukruth” not “Sakruth”.
Verse 47/1stline: Audio should be “Pichcha” not “Pinchcha”.

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 ! Om Shree Maha Periyava Namo Namaha !


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