Thursday, February 23, 2017

Aditya Hrdayam Audio

Sri Aditya Hrdayam is a hymn from Sage Valmiki’s Ramayana and is addressed to Sri Rama by Sage Agastya. The details of this hymn are nicely detailed in English in the link at the bottom of this post for the Sanskrit lyrics and is therefore not duplicated here.
In addition to this, there is a really phenomenal talk by Rajarishi Sri Dr. G. Krishna Kumar of ParaShakthi temple in Michigan about the subtle meanings of this Aditya Hrdayam. This video is about 37 minutes long and the link is given at the end of this post.

On a personal experiential note, almost eighteen years ago, in 1999, worldly duty called for the operation of a complicated chemical system at the workplace. The sheer complexity of the system with all kinds of toxic gases and sensitive mechanical devices was unnerving to the mind and nervousness was at its peak. With no previous experience of any kind and no one to fall back onto, the mind was completely in emotional disarray. The one assistant available was also in the same state of mind with no prior experience. At that time, mother-in-law whose name was Pushpa advised the recitation of this very same Aditya Hrdayam hymn, just as Sage Agastya advised Sri Rama who had to battle Ravana. This eliminated the nervousness and provided the courage to proceed forward with the operation. The results have been so great that the system is being run to this day nicely.
This is a short file: only 5 MB

And now the audio: 5 minutes 50 seconds long
( Mobile Devices: Click Download; then play.)

You can find the English lyrics at:

You can find the Sanskrit lyrics along with line by line meanings in English at:

Link to Sri Dr. G. Krishna Kumar's video is:
Om Sri Adityaaya Namaha !!