Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Dwadasa Jyotirlingas

These are photos of Dwadasa Jyotirlingas with their stotras in a Shivalayam in my home town kakinada. 2 hours back i went to a Lord Shiva temple in kakinada and taking these photographs at there. Now everywhere arrangements made for devotees because tomorrow i.e. on 27th February, 2014 is "Maha Shivaratri" festival. Here in this temple also arrangements are prepared for tomorrow's festival. I am taking these photos at there.

These Dwadasa Jyotirlingas photos and stotras are carved in stone by indicating number to each of those Jyotirlinga and stotra mentioned in telugu language.

I am taking these photos with my digital camera.

Below (this) is the complete stotra of Dwadasa Jyotirlingams. 

I am using this storam from the website of wikipedia.org  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jyotirlinga

सौराष्ट्रे सोमनाथं च श्रीशैले मल्लिकार्जुनम्।
Saurāṣṭre Somanāthaṃ ca Śrīśaile Mallikārjunam
Somanath in Saurashtra and Mallikarjunam in Shri-Shailam;

उज्जयिन्यां महाकालमोङ्कारममलेश्वरम्॥
Ujjayinyāṃ Mahākālam Oṅkāram Amaleśvaram
Mahakaal in Ujjain, Omkareshwar in Amleshwar;

परल्यां वैद्यनाथं च डाकिन्यां भीमशङ्करम्।
Paralyāṃ Vaidyanāthaṃ ca Ḍākinyāṃ Bhīmaśaṅkaram
Vaidyanath in Paralya and Bhimashankaram in Dakniya;

सेतुबन्धे तु रामेशं नागेशं दारुकावने॥
Setubandhe tu Rāmeśaṃ Nāgeśaṃ Dārukāvane
Ramesham (Rameshwaram) in Sethubandh, Nagesham (Nageshwar) in Darauka-Vana;

वाराणस्यां तु विश्वेशं त्र्यम्बकं गौतमीतटे।
Vārāṇasyāṃ tu Viśveśaṃ Tryambakaṃ Gautamītaṭe
Vishwa-Isham (Vishvanath) in Vanarasi, Triambakam at bank of the river Gautami;

हिमालये तु केदारं घुश्मेशं च शिवालये॥
Himālaye tu Kedāraṃ Ghuśmeśaṃ ca Śivālaye
Kedar (Kedarnatha) in Himalayas and Gushmesh (Gushmeshwar) in Shivalaya (Shiwar).


Below (this) is the phalastuti (recital benefit) for reading this Dwadasa Jyotirlinga stotram.

एतानि ज्योतिर्लिङ्गानि सायं प्रातः पठेन्नरः।
etāni jyotirliṅgāni sāyaṃ prātaḥ paṭhennaraḥ
One who recites these Jyotirlingas every evening and morning

सप्तजन्मकृतं पापं स्मरणेन विनश्यति॥
saptajanmakṛtaṃ pāpaṃ smaraṇena vinaśyati
is relieved of all sins committed in past seven lives.

एतेशां दर्शनादेव पातकं नैव तिष्ठति।
eteśāṃ darśanādeva pātakaṃ naiva tiṣṭhati
One who visits these, gets all his wishes fulfilled.

कर्मक्षयो भवेत्तस्य यस्य तुष्टो महेश्वराः॥:
karmakṣayo bhavettasya yasya tuṣṭo maheśvarāḥ
and one's karma gets eliminated as Maheshwara gets satisfied to the worship.

This is complete photo of these Dwadasa Jyotirlingas.



 
This is Atma Linga Dhyanam photo which at the top of this Dwadasa Jyotirlingam stotram.

Atma Linga Dhyanam:

Om Chaitanyam Paripurnameka mamalam Jyotirmayam Vyapakam,
Tatpam chaakshara mantra yantra sahitam sukshmaati sukshmam param,
Lingam brahma sanatanam sumanasaadhyaathavya roopam sadaa,
Bhaahyaabyantara samsthitham Paramashivam praanewswaram bhaavaye.

1.This is photo of first Jyothirlingam "Sri Somanatha Jyotirlingam" in Saurashtra (Junagad) of Gujarat State.

This is "Sri Somanatha Jyotirlingam" stotram: 
Saurashtradese visadetiramye
Jyotirmayam chandrakalavatamsam
bhaktipradanaraya krupavatheernam
tham Somanatham saranam prapadhye.


2.This is photo of second Jyothirlingam "Sri Mallikharjuna Jyotirlingam" in Srisailam of Andhra Pradesh State.

This is "Sri Mallikharjuna Jyotirlingam" stotram: 

Srisaila srunge vividha prasamge
Seshadri srunge pi sadavasantam
tamarjunam mallika purva menam
namami samsara samudra sethum.


3.This is photo of third Jyothirlingam "Sri Mahakakla Jyotirlingam" in Ujjaini of Madhya Pradesh State.

This is "Sri Mahakakla Jyotirlingam" stotram: 

Avantikayaam vihitaavataaram
mukthi pradaanaya cha sajjananaam
akaala mrutyo parirakshanaardham
vande Mahakaala maham suresam.


4.This is photo of fourth Jyothirlingam "Sri Omkareswara Jyotirlingam" in Amaleshwaram of Madhya Pradesh State.

This is "Sri Omkareswara Jyotirlingam" stotram: 

Kaaverikaa Narmadayoh pavitre
samaagame sajjanee thaaranaaya
sadaiva maandhaathsapure vasantha
mOnkara meesham Shivameka meedhe.


5.This is photo of fifth Jyothirlingam "Sri Vaidyanadha Jyotirlingam" in Chidabhoomi of Jarkhand State.

This is "Sri Vaidyanadha Jyotirlingam" stotram: 

Poorvothare paaralikabhidhaane
Sadasivam tham Girijaa sametham
surasuraraadhitha paadapadmam
Sri Vaidyanadham satatam namami.


6.This is photo of sixth Jyothirlingam "Sri Bhima Shankar Jyotirlingam" in Dakinya (Pune) of Jarkhand State.

This is "Sri Bhima Shankar Jyotirlingam" stotram: 

Yo Dhakini Shakiniki samaaje
nishevyamanam pishithaa sanaisha
Sadaiva Bhimaadhi pada prasiddam
tham Shankaram bhaktahitam namami.

7.This is photo of seventh Jyothirlingam "Sri Rameshwara Jyotirlingam" in Rameshwarm of Tamilnadu State.

This is "Sri Rameshwara Jyotirlingam" stotram: 

Sri Thampraparnee jalaraasiyoge
nibadhyasethum nishi balva patrai
Sri Rama chandrena samarchitam tam
Rameshwarakhyaam satatam namami.

8.This is photo of eighth  Jyothirlingam "Sri Nageswara Jyotirlingam" in Darukavanam of Gujarat State.

This is "Sri Nageswara Jyotirlingam" stotram: 

Amardha sanjhne nagare cha ramye
vibhushithangam vividhaisha bhooghai
sadhbukhi mukthi pradameesamekam
Sri Naganadham saranam prapadhye.


9.This is photo of nineth  Jyothirlingam "Sri Visweswara Jyotirlingam" in Kasi (Varanasi) of Uttara Pradesh State.

This is "Sri Visweswara Jyotirlingam" stotram: 

Saananda maananda vane vasantha
maanandakandam hatapapa brundam
Varaanaseenadha manaadhanaadham
Sri Viswanadham saranam prapadhye.


10.This is photo of tenth Jyothirlingam "Sri Trayambakeswara Jyotirlingam" in Trayambak (near Nasik) of Maharashtra State.

This is "Sri Trayambakeswara Jyotirlingam" stotram: 

Simhadri paarsve pithate ramantham
Godavari theere pavitra desee
yaddharsanaathpaathaka jhaathanasaha
prajayate Trayambaka meesa meede.

11.This is photo of eleventh Jyothirlingam "Sri Kedaranatha Jyotirlingam" in Kedarnath of Uttarakhand State.

This is "Sri Kedaranatha Jyotirlingam" stotram: 

Mahadri parsvecha thate ramantham
sampujyamanam sathatham muneendrai
suraasurairyaksha mahoragaadhyai
Kedarameesam Shivameka meede.


12.This is photo of twelth Jyothirlingam "Sri Gushmesswara Jyotirlingam" in Gushmeshwaram near Ellora of Maharashtra State.

This is "Sri Gushmesswara Jyotirlingam" stotram: 

Ilaapure ramya visala kesmin
samullasam tancha jagadvarenyam
vande mahodhaara tara svabhavam
Gushveshwaraakhyam saranam prapadhye.


Saturday, 15 February 2014

Madhubani paintings



Madhubani painting or Mithila painting is one of the oldest Folk Art form in India developed and practiced by women from Mithila region of Bihar state. Literal meaning of Madhubani painting is "Forest of Honey" and the areas of Mithila. The origins of Madhubani painting are shrouded in antiquity, and a tradition states that this style of painting originated at the time of Ramayana, when King Janaka commissioned artists to do paintings at the time of marriage of his daughter Sita, to Hindu Lord Ram. Madhubani paintings prepared with fingers, nib-pens,twigs and matchsticks by using natural dyes and pigments. Madhubani paintings depicts men and its association with nature, mythological themes etc. Madhubani Mythological themes generally revolves around  Hindu dieties like Lord Krishna, Lord Sri Rama, Lord Shiva, Goddess Durga, Goddess Kali and Sarawati etc.  Natural objects like Sun, Moon and Religious plants like Tulsi and social events like wedding also painted. Madhubani paintings painted on walls during festivals and religious events and other milestones of the life cycle such as Birth, Upanayan (Sacred Thread Ceremony) and marriage. Generally no space is left empty in Madhubani paintings and the gaps are filled by paintings of flowers, animals, birds, and even geometric designs.  There is a theory that different styles in Madhubani paintings can be traced back to different castes. Upper castes of higher class women's styles restricted to religious symbols and gods, while the paintings themselves displayed greater sophistry and intricacy in patterns. These are referred to as the Kanchi and the Bharini styles of Madhubani paintings. While the upper castes restricted themselves to do paintings on religious themes, the lower castes expanded on various themes in their painting style portraying day to day life. There are five distinctive styles in Madhubani art -Bharni, Katchni, Tantrik, Godna & Gobar painting . In 60's Bharni, katchni & tantrik styles were mostly practise by upper caste and Godna & Gobar style by Harijan & Dalits . Now-a-days there is no caste-bar among the artists for their creativity in Madhubani Art . Madhubani paintings are a traditional art form passed from one generation of women to another and only few painters are considered themselves as artists. Madhubani paintings generally carry no mark of the creator. Unfortunately, several styles of Madhubani paintings have become extinct, as there are no practitioners of those styles anymore. Madhubani paintings began to receive national and international attention from 1970s onwards when The President of India gave award to Smt.Jagdamba Devi of Jitbarpur village, near Madhubani. Later many women received awards and recognised by nationally and internationally. Now-a-days Madhubani paintings prepared in Cloth and even in paper also.

In my collection i have several Madhubani paintings which i got from Mr.Ram Kumar Das of Madhubani Mithia Training Centre in Mithila, Bihar.

Recently i purchased my first digital camera and with my camera i am taking photographs of my Madhubani paintings collections. 

I have 2 Madhubani cloth paintings and remaining are paper paintings. These are my Madhubani paintings collections. 

These are 2 different Madhubani cloth paintings which are in my collection.






I am sharing the above cloth paintings with school children at the time of my seminar to them on Indian Heritage and Culture. Below is the photos of my sharing of madhubani cloth painting with school children.








These are several Madhubani paintings greetings cards and big size paintings on paper which are in my collection. Most of these paper madhubani paintings depicts Ramayana theme scenes, themes of Lord Sri Krishna, Folk life etc. 



















Apart from these Madhubani paintings in my collection i have Madhubani paintings First Day cover also. This first day cover issued by Indian Postal Department.





























Recently on 30th November 2014 i am presented my Third Seminar on Indian Heritage and Culture to younger generation children. In this seminar i am sharing my original paintings collections of Madhubani paintings,Midnapore Patachitra paintings,  Cherial Paintings, Warli Paintings and Kalamkari paintings.

Many younger children came to my presentation on that day and clarified their doubts. Please look into my 3rd Seminar on Indian Heritage and Culture message.


http://indian-heritage-and-culture.blogspot.in/2014/12/my-third-seminar-on-indian-heritage-and.html