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Date: Sat Jun 27 1998 - 14:56:38 PDT

Dear Bhagavatas,
Presented below is Section 9 ( concluding section) of Part 2 Miracles from my
book "Myths, Miracles and Mysticism". The postings on Mysticism will follow.
Dasoham
Anbil Ramaswamy
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Section 9

PHALASRUTIS IN OTHER STOTRAS

In fact, you can find " Phalasrutis' attached as a finale to all scriptural
texts and Stotras listing the benefits that would accrue to the persons who
recite, read or hear the relevant texts 

But, here also, it should be remembered that the Stotras would be more
effective if they had been advised and administered by the Acharya and
properly recited as advised

RANGANATHA ASHTAKAM ( LORD IN KRITAYUGA )

Ranganaatha Ashtakam Punyam Praathar Uthaaya Yah Pateth
Sarvaan Kaamaan Avaapnoti Ranga Sayujyam Aapnuyath
(meaning)
One who rises early in the morning and recites the holy Stotra of Ranganaatha
Ashtaka not only obtains all material benefits but also reaches Lord
Ranganatha himself (never to be born again in this world)

ABHEETHI STAVAM ( ALSO OF RANGANATHA)

Prabhuddha Guru Veekshana Prathitha Venkatesotbhavam 
Imam Abhaya Siddhaye Patah Rangabarthus Stutim
Bhayam Tyajatha  Bhadram iti Abhi Daadtah Sa Vah Kesavah
Swayam Ghana Grinaa Nidhi Guna Ganena Gopaayati
(meaning)
Great devotees! I have been blessed by the wise Acharyas and attained fame. I
am Venkatesa. I have composed this Stotra called Abheethi Stavam by the grace
of Lord Ranganatha. Please read this. You will have no fear of anything. The
Ocean of grace, Sri Ranganatha will offer his protection to you and bless you
with all the good things in life.

RAMABHAKTA ANJANEYA ASHTOTRAM 
(DEVOTEE OF RAMA, THE LORD IN TRETAYUGA)

Iti Evam Hanumatho Naamamnaam Ashtothram Satham
Yah pateth Srunuyath  Nityam Sarva Kaamaan Avaapnuyath
(meaning)
One who reads or hears daily this way the 108 names of Hanumaan, will obtain
whatever one desires.

KRISHNA ASHTOTRAM ( LORD IN DWAPARAYUGA )

Krishna Nama Amrutham Naama Param Ananda Kaarakam
Athyupadrava Doshagnam Param Aayushya Vardhanam
(meaning)
This nectar of the names of Lord Krishna confers the greatest joy, removes all
difficulties and sins and bestows longevity of life

VENKATESA ASHTOTRAM ( LORD IN KALIYUGA )

Iti Sri Venkatesasya Naamnaam Ashtotram Satham Praathah Praatah Samuttaya Yah
Pateth Bhaktimaan Narah Sarveshtaartham Avaapnoti Venkatesa Prasaadadah
(meaning)
That man who with devotion rises up early in the morning and recites the 108
names of Lord Venkatesa will secure whatever he wishes.

LAKSHMI ASHTOTRAM ( GODDESS OF WEALTH AND PROSPERITY )

Trikaalam yo japeth Vidwaan Shaan Maasam Vijitendriyah
Daaridhraya Dvamsanam Kritvaa Sarvam Avaapnoti Yatnatah

Devee Naama Sahasreshu Punyam Ashtotram Satham
Yena Sriyam Avaapnoti Koti Janma Dharidratah

Brighu Vaare Satham Dheemaan Pateth Vatsara Matrakam
Ashtaiswaryam Avaapnoti Kubhera iva Bhutale

Dharidriya Mochanam Naama Stotram Amba Param Satham
Yena Sriyam Avaapnoti Koti Janma Dharidratah

Bhuktvaa Thu Vipulaan Bhogaan Asyaa Sayujyam Aapnuyath
Prathah Kaale Pateth Nityam Sarva Duhka Upasaanthaye

Patamsthu Chintayeth Deveem Sarvabharana Bhushitaam
(meaning)
He is wise who recites three times daily for 6 months controlling sensual
desires and he will be relieved of his poverty and he will obtain whatever he
desires.

Out of the 1000 names of the Goddess, these 108 are the most merit yielding.
By reciting them, even if a person has been wallowing in poverty for millions
of lives, he would be relieved of it and obtain whatever he desires.

A wise person who recites this Stotra on Fridays for one year continuously
will obtain all the eight kinds of Siddhis viz., Progeny, Success, Lordship,
Wealth, Primeordial prosperity, brimful of Granary, Courage and Fame and live
on earth like Kubera, the Lord of wealth.

By this Stotra of the names of the Supreme Goddess, one gets relief from
poverty even if he had been languishing in it for millions of his lives.

One can enjoy all the material prosperity here and attain liberation from
birth. One should read this early in the morning and meditate on the Goddess
(who is fully bedecked with all jewelry)  to get  relief from all kinds of
miseries and sufferings.                          

SRI STUTI ( ALSO OF SRI LAKSHMI, THE GODDESS OF PROSPERITY )

Upachita  Guru Bhakteh Uthitham Venkatesaath 
Kali Kalusha  Nivrityai Kalpamaanam Prajaanaam
Sarasija Nilayaayaah Stotram Etat Patantah
Sakala Kusala Seemaa Saarva Bhouma Bahvanti
(meaning)
This stotra was composed by Venkatesa with intense devotion. This can remove
all the sins and suffering that arise on account of our being in Kaliyuga.
Those who recite this Stotra will not only obtain the farthest in blessings
but also reach beyond viz.,  Moksha ( liberation ) and will shine as the very
emperors here and in the hereafter.

SUDHARSANA ASHTAKAM ( DISC OF LORD VISHNU )

Dwi Chatushkam Idam Prabhuta Saaram Patataam Venkata Nayaka Praneetham
Vishamepi Manorathaha Pradhaavan Na Vihanyeta Rataanga Turya Guptah
(meaning)
One who reads this Stotra of 8 verses pregnant with meaning, composed by Sri
Venkatanatha can secure reliefs by the grace of Lord Sudarsana- a relief that
cannot even be imagined otherwise.

GARUDA DHANDAKAM ( THE DIVINE BIRD VEHICLE OF LORD VISHNU )

Vichitra Siddhitah Soyam Venkatesa Vipaschitaa
Garudadvaja Thoshaaya Gito Garuda Dhandakah
(meaning)
This great Stotra Garuda Dhandakam will protect one from enemies, and secure
accomplishment of wonderful results to one who recites it

GARUDA PANCHAASAT ( ALSO OF GARUDA )

Saikham Panchaa Satham Yam Athanutha Vinatha Nandanam Nandayishyan
Kritvaa Moulou Tadagjnaam Kavi Kathara Ghataa kesari Venkatesah
Taam Etaam Seelayantah Samitha Visha Dhara Vyaadhi Deivadhi Peedam
Kaankshaa Pourastya Laabhaah Kritham Ithara Phalai Thaarkshya Kalpa Bhavanti
(meaning)
Those who recite these 50 slokas of Garuda Panchasat, composed by Venkatesa as
ordained by Garuda himself, will not be affected by bites from poisonous
creatures like snakes, scorpions etc nor by disease nor by ghosts and
preternatural beings. They will be relieved of all mental anxieties. Even
before they think or desire something, that something will be in their hands
already.

HAYAGRIVA STOTRAM ( LORD OF KNOWLEDGE )

Vaagartha Siddhi Hetoh Pataha Hayagiva Samstutim Bhaktyaa 
Kavi Taarkika Kesarinaa Venkata Nathena Virachitaam Etaam
(meaning)
Those who desire to become literary genius and secure knowledge should read
with devotion this Hayagriva Stotra composed by Venkatanatha who is a lion
among poets and logicians.

DASAVATAARA STOTRAM ( ON THE 10 AVATAARS OF THE LORD )

Vidhyo Dhanvati Venkateswara Kavou Jaatham Jagan Mangalam
Devesasya Dasa  Avataara Vishayam Stotram Vivaksheta Yaha
Vaktre Tasya Saraswati Bahumukhi Bhakti Paraa Maanase
Suddhi Kaapi Tanou Disaasu Dasasu Kyatih Subha Jrumbate
(meaning)
This stotra narrates the greatness of the 10 Avataars of Lord Ranganatha  by
his grace and has been composed by Poet venkatesa who is the ocean of arts and
culture. Those who recite this will be blessed with all that is auspicious.
Even if one desires to recite, Saraswati (Goddess of learning) will confer the
ability to compose poems and bestow oratorical proficiency. Intense devotion
will swell in their hearts and they will become great in mind, word and deed
and their fame will spread in all the 10 directions of the Universe.

PANCHAAYUTHA STOTRAM ( THE FIVE WEAPONS OF LORD VISHNU )

Imum Hareh Pancha Mahaa Aayudhaanaam Stavam Pateth Yo Anudhinam Prabhaate
Samastha Duhkaani Bhayaani Sadhyah   Paapaani Nasyanti Sukhaani Santi
(meaning)
If  a person reads daily in the morning this hymn of the five great weapons of
Lord Vishnu, all his sorrows, fears and sins will at once vanish and happiness
will ensue.

EFFICACY OF RECITING THE NAMES' ACHYUTA, ANANTA, GOVINDA'

Achyuta! Anantha! Govinda! Nama Uchhaarana Beshajaat
Nasyanti Sakala Rogaah Satyam Satyam Vadaamyaham
(meaning)
The very mention of the names 'Achyuta, Ananta and Govinda' is a wholesome
medicine by which all diseases are cured. I swear ' This is true, This is
true"

REVELATIONS

The revelation that you receive would be really exciting and exhilerating. You
will gain not only in material benefits but also find yourself spiritually
elevated.You will feel like a blind person who has suddenly regained a vision
of 20/20 able to see colors as never before. The ecstasy is beyond words,
something extraordinary that must be attributed to a supernatural or divine
cause - answering to the definition of MIRACLE we mentioned at the outset.
(Concluded)
(Postings on Mysticism will follow)