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Prarthana

Prarthana: A Book of Hindu Psalms


by Arun Shanbhag

Prarthana: A Book of Hindu Psalms by Arun Shanbhag


Prarthana: A Book of Hindu Psalms
ISBN 978-0-9790081-0-8
264 pages; includes Glossary & Bibliography
Non-fiction; Spiritual; Hinduism; Religion;
September 2007

Prarthana is a compilation of sacred hymns from the Vedas, Upanishads and Puranas. In Prarthana, I have presented 36 common prayers in their original Sanskrit (Devanagiri) script, along with romanized transcriptions and modern English translations. A commentary in lay English offers a brief background and reflections on how each prayer applies to our daily life.

Visit ArunsPrarthana.com to read prayers from the book – eventually, the entire book will be online.


You can buy hard copies of Prarthana:

  • On Amazon.com
  • At Strand Book Stall, Fort, Mumbai at a discounted price. Note: Prarthana is not listed on their site, but is in stock. Contact Details
  • Directly from the Author: Please send $17 ($15 + $2 S&H) by PayPal to arun@shanbhag.org (US Shipping only). For bulk purchases or shipping to other locations, pl contact the author

Comments

  1. where can i get Kuladevatha sthotra mp3???

    • The best place is the Kuldevatha temple itself. Sometime, they may have it on their website. If there is a local GSB muth, they may have some collections.
      Which is your kuldevatha? I can see if I have anything.
      Best
      A

  2. sahil chhabra says:

    for all..
    pray Bhagwan Rama..

    Hanuman says i will be delighted if u’;ll chant ram ram jai siya ram..!!
    Pray Hanuman..

    Shani says i will be delighted and will never harm you with sade sati if u’ll chant hanuman chalisa and meditate Bhagwan Rama.!
    Conclusion: Pray Bhagwan Rama and dont worry

  3. Satyabroto Banerji says:

    I chanced upon the last copy that Strand had of your wonderful book. It is one of the best I have ever read. I use it every day. Like you, I also grew up reciting prayers with my parents which I scarcely understood. I love your translation style, and hope you will write much more.

    • Thank you Satya for your kind and encouraging words.
      I am currently working on my next book and when i get stuck, its words from folks like you that keep me going. Many thanks.

      And yes, I will get more stock to Strand Book Stall.

      Arun

  4. sahil chhabra says:

    hi arun,

    i just want to say, if we will be together.we can share and write up many experiences of visiting many pilgrimage places and experience god and spiritual effects..i want to say do contact me on my email…i guess i am very much younger dan you,.,i am 19 from delhi,,i have many things to say bt dont knw where to say nw i got my way…

    lets share our things ..if ull like d experience you can publish to ur book..

    regards,
    sahil chhabra
    9871805475

  5. Dear Arun,

    Where can I get Your Book in Bangalore
    Please email me at the earliest.

    JAYAVANT

    • Jayavant:
      can you call the Strand book stall in Bangalore? I was just at their Mumbai store and they have several in stock.
      And thank you for your enthusiasm for Prarthana.

      Here is their Bangalore address and details:
      S 113-114, Manipal Centre, First Floor, South Block
      Dickenson Road, Bangalore 560 042
      Tel: 2558 0000, 2558 2222, 3057 7661-3

      Arun

      • princesslovelyrose says:

        Hey… I was looking to buy this book for my daughter.We live in Bangalore….Thanks for the details…

        • THank you.
          Strand Book Stall carries it, but am not sure if their Bengaluroo office has it. Just them to get it from their Mumbai office. The contact at their Mumbai office is Mr Premanand Shenvi.

          Thank you for your interest
          Arun

  6. RAMAAYA- ( In Singular ) Only Dhasharatha Can call him
    by Name)

    RAMACHANDRA – Mother Koushalya calls him.

    RAMABHADRA – Mother Kaykayyi calls him

    VEDASE – RISHIS AND MUNIS call him

    NATHA – WIFE SITA calls him ( Eka Patni Vrustusta)

    RAGHUNATHA – FAMILY PRIEST Calls him by this name

    SITA PATAYE – IN LAWS PLACE he is called as Sitapati
    that means our Sita’s Husband

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