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Voice of Sankara

Following are some Shlokas, by Sri Adi Sankara. You would find the Shlokas presented in Sanskrit, with equivalent phonetics in English, alongwith their translation.

Anatma Sri Vigarhana
This Prakarana (section dealing with the vanity of all acquisitions), consists of eighteen verses including the last two which deal with the fruit of mastering and thinking on it. The style is simple in diction and sublime in ideas, and accords well with the style of Sri Sankara's Mohamudgara.
Bhaja Govindam
Adore the Lord, adore the Lord, adore the Lord, O fool! when the appointed time (for departure) comes, the repetition of grammatical rules will not, indeed, save you.
Bhavani Bhujanga Stotra
I bow to that embodiment of ambrosia which is Consciousness and Bliss incarnate. It melts the orb of the moon and drinks (the moon-light).
Dakshinamurthi Stotram
Dakshinamurti is one of the radiant human forms which Lord Siva the Supreme Spirit takes out of His infinite mercy (Daksinya) to uplift the ripe soul from bondage. The banyan tree under which he is seated typifies the microcosm in the tiny seed of the tree and the vast expanse of its branches, leaves and roots that evolve from it respectively thereby illustrating how the Universe evolves out of the Supreme Spirit who willed in the Upanisadic words `Bahusyam', `May I multiply'.
Dasa Shloki
Neither earth, nor water, nor fire, nor air, nor ether, nor sense-organ, nor their aggregate (am I) because they are inconstant. That which is the one established in sleep, that one which remains (after the sublation of all else) - that auspicious absolute (Self) I am.
Dhanyashtakam
That alone is knowledge which brings about tranquillity of the senses. That alone is to be known which has its significance established in the Upaniuads.
Dvadasalinga Stotram
Somanath temple in Gujarat is one of the twelve abodes of Uivalinga of hallowed memory. A `linga' is so called because it `points to' the Supreme Reality.
Ganesha Pancha Ratna Stotra
The one Absolute, called Brahman by the Vedas, transcends our faculties. Yet it comes within our grasp and comprehensive in any form, shape and characteristic that we choose to invest it with. So God is worshipped in any form which a devotee wishes to, and he is considered to be still within the Hindu fold.
Gauridashakam
Devi is but the kinetic aspect of the Supreme Self that brings about the creation, sustenance and dissolution of the Universe. This is evident in all Devi stotras.
Govindashtakam
Worship Govinda who is supreme bliss, real, knowledge, infinite, and eternal, who is free from Akasha (and other upadhis), who is the highest light, who was eager as a child to crawl in the cow-pen, who is really free from difficulties, but who appears to be in difficulties
Guruvashtakam
One's body may be handsome, wife beautiful, fame, excellent and varied, and wealth like unto Mount Meru; but if one's mind be not attached to the lotus feet of the Guru, what thence, what thence, when thence, what thence?
Hanumat Pancharatnam
I now meditate of Hanuman, the son of Vayu, who is free from all desires for the enjoyment of objects, in whom the tears of joy rolled down coupled with horripilation, who is pure in heart, who is foremost among the messengers of Rama, and who is dear to the heart.
Jivanmuktananda Lahari
Seeing, like pictures, the people of the city consisting of men and young women of different forms clad in attractive dress and decked with ornaments of gold, Realising that he is actually seeing them and mixing merrily with them.
Kanakadhara Stotra
May the sportive glances of the auspicious goddess (Lakshmi), which, as the she-bee would rest on a TamAla tree adorned with buds, resort to the body of Lord Hari who has the horripilation as the ornament and which have all the riches, be the bestowers of auspiciousness unto me.
Lakshminarasimha Pancha Ratnam
If you wish to earn the affection of your master then always worship the man-lion (form of the lord). One who is keen on seeing an adorned image (in a mirror), (always) decorates the object (first).
Maya Panchakam
Maya which is skilful in accomplishing the impossible brings about the distinctions of the world. Euvara, and jeva in my consciousness, which is unique and eternal, partless and impartite, and which is free from all distinctions.
Pandurangashtaka
This hymn in nine verses in the Bhujangaprayata metre in on paiauranga, the form of Vishnu in the shrine at Pandaripura (modern Pandarpur) in the Maharashtra State. There is an interesting anecdote relating to this deity and to a devotee of that deity, namely, Pundarika.
Pratah Samarana Stotram
This is a prayer consisting of three stanzas in which the mind (manas) speech (vak), and body (kaya) of the individual are sought to be dedicated to the supreme Spirit. The first thoughts, words and actions of everyday exert a great influence on the life of the individual.
Shatpadi Stotram
Oh Lord Vishnu! Drive away (my) immodesty, quell (my) mind and dispel the mirage of objects of worldly pleasure. Spread out compassion (in me) for all beings. Make me cross the ocean of worldly existence (to the shore, viz. mokua) (1)
Sivapradha Kshamapana Stotram
Sri Annapurna Stotram
Oh! Mother Annapurna! renderer of the support of compassion, the bestower of eternal happiness, the donor of gifts and protection, the ocean of beauty, the destroyer of all sins and purifier, the great goddess, the purifier of the family of Himavan, and the great deity of Kasi, (thou) grant us alms.
Sri Meenakshi Pancharatnam
I remain ever bowing to that (goddess) Minakui, an ocean of compassion, who is radiant like the multitudes of rising Suns, and is resplendent with the bracelet and necklace and is having reddish lips (like the bimba fruit), with shining rows of smiling teeth, and decorated with silk garments, and is having the feet worshipped by the gods Vishnu, Brahma and Indra and is of the form of the reality and is auspicious.
Srimad Achyutashtakam
Oh, the unlapsing Lord, the unswerving Being, Hari, the supreme Self, the handsome Sri Rama, the dark-blue Krishna, the best Purusha, the all-pervading God, the One enveloping all and residing in all, Bhagavan possessing the six essential characteristics, the unabated and unobstructed Lord, the Lord of Goddess Sri, may You ward off all our sufferings and pains.
Subramanya Bhujanga Stotra
May Ganesa who, though always a child, can destroy the mountain of obstacles, who though having the face of an elephant is worshipped by lions (or by Siva with five faces), who is sought after by Brahama, Indra, and others, who is auspicious, and whose greatness is immeasurable, bless me with prosperity.
Totakashtakam
One of the chief disciples of Sankara composed an octad of verses in praise of the Master. The metre he has used in this composition is the difficult but beautiful totaka. Hence he was himself given the name Totakacharya...
Umamaheshwari Stotram
This hymn of praise is devoted to Lord Mahesvara who is the inseparable companion of Uma who represents his uakti. The nondifference between the Sakti and Saktiman is given an anthropomorphic form in the half male female Ardhanareuvara in temples.
Upadesa Panchakam
Study the Veda every day; do properly the karma prescribed therein; through that (act), worship the Lord ; give up the thought of doing an act with desire (for its fruit); shake off the group of sinful deeds; consider (mentally) the defect in worldly pleasure; strive for the desire (for the knowledge) of the Atman (Self); get out of your home without delay.
Yati Panchakam

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