[Advaita-l] sri chandrashekhara ashtakam by sri shankaracharya
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Wed Jul 19 21:03:14 CDT 2006
My understanding is this sloka was originally composed by Markandeya, when
Yama came to take his life at 16. Lord Siva protected Markandeya and blessed
him to be a chiranjeevi. Lord Siva also kicked Yama with His foot for
troubling His devotee who was intensely absorbed in His bhakti.
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>Date: Mon, 17 Jul 2006 04:26:22 +0100 (BST)
> greetings to all for the successful performance of spiritual sadhana
>during the chaturmas.
> i am interested to learn the meaning of the sri chandrashekhara ashtakam
>composed by sri shankaracharya - every four lines of the hymn ending with
>the words "chandrashekaramaashraye mama kim karishyati vai yama".
> i would like to have pratipadaartha and also the gist of every stanza.
>can any one please help me? or can any body tell me the web link to the
>shlokas of sri shankara with meanings explained?
> thanking you all in anticipation of help,
> hari om
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