Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Chants of Hindu Gods & Goddesses

Chants of Hindu Gods and Godesses in English RhymeChants of Hindu Gods and Godesses in English Rhyme by Munindra Misra
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GURGAON, India – Hinduism is the third largest religion in the world. According to the CNN website, an estimated 13.8% of the world population is Hindu. Author Munindra Misra gives a glimpse into the heart and expression of this fascinating belief system in his new book, “Chants of Hindu Gods and Goddesses in English Rhyme” (published by Partridge India).

What sets this book apart from other English translations of the Hindu chants Mantras, Stotras, Stuti, Chalisa and Aarti is that, for the first time, these fascinating texts are presented in English rhyme. “Chants of Hindu Gods and Goddesses in English Rhyme” covers the most popular Hindu gods and goddesses including Lord Ganesh, Lord Shiv, Lord Vishnu, Lord Krishna, Lord Ram, Lord Hanuman, Lord Shani, Ma Gayatri, Ma Durga, Ma Laxmi, Ma Mahakali, Ma Saraswati, Ma Ganga and Ma Santoshi. It also features a general description of each deity, which serves as a primer for first-timers.

Misra’s unique approach makes this volume easy to comprehend and its content easy to appreciate. It is a mustread for anyone in need of an introduction to the Sanatan Dharma or Hindu culture. “Chants of Hindu Gods and Goddesses in English Rhyme” offers an insightful and compelling cross section of one of the largest religions of the world. It will be of particular interest to the English-speaking Hindu population and anyone who enjoy studying religion and culture.

“Chants of Hindu Gods and Goddesses in English Rhyme”
By Munindra Misra
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 290 pages | ISBN 9781482818529
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 290 pages | ISBN 9781482818536
e-book | 290 pages | ISBN 9781482818512
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About the Author
Munindra Misra is the youngest of the eight children of the late Pt. Kanhaiya Lal Misra, Advocate General (U.P.) Munindra Misra is the youngest of the eight children of the late Pt. Kanhaiya Lal Misra, Advocate General (U.P.) India.
He has been honoured with a badge and awarded “The Top Viewed Author” award by Knol, a unit of Google.

Partridge India, a Penguin Random House company, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors in India, all priced appropriately for the Indian market. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, Partridge India assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process.
Partridge India shares its headquarters with Penguin. Books India in New Delhi.
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Various Chalisas (forty verses), Mantra, Stotra and Stuti written in Devnagari (Hindi), in praise of numerous Hindu Gods and Goddesses, have been composed by various sages since the Puranic Age.

The most popular deities’ works composed are done in English rhyme along with a `Primer’ for each of them. The objective is to assist the reader to appreciate and comprehend them easily – especially to those who are comfortable in English comprehension.
The original texts of these Gods & Goddesses are also present.
Rigveda: Book No 1. Hyme No. 164 verse 46:
“एकं सद् विप्रा बहुधा वदन्ति”
“Truth, one and the same be,
Wise describe it differently”
- X - X -
May the sunshine ever greet you
and sorrows flow away,
May the knowledge flow within you
and darkness fade away.
- X - X -
असतोमा सत्गामय,
तमसोमा ज्योतिर्गमय,
मृत्योर्मा अमृतंगमय
ॐ शांति शांति शांति
- बृहदारण्यक उपनिषद् 1.3.28.
From the unreal to the real - Lead us
From the darkness to light - guide us
From death to immortality - escort us
Let peace reign supreme between us.
Munindra (Munnan) Misra, for the first time in English rhyme, provides an enlightening view of many ancient holy books on Hinduism and Hindu (Sanatan Dharma) culture. His works display the deep inner meaning of its varied holy texts.
The simplicity, clarity and lucidity of his writings help the global English reader to easily comprehend the illusive original Sanskrit and Hindi works. 

Hanuman Chalisa - A Sample:

श्रीगुरु चरन सरोज रज, निज मनु मुकुरु सुधारि।
बरनउँ रघुबर बिमल जसु, जो दायकु फल चारि॥
With the dust of guru’s lotus feet having,
I cleanse the mirror of my soul sparkling,
Raghuvar’s spotless glory I be singing,
The four fruits of life it ever is giving.
- 303 -
बुद्धिहीन तनु जानिके, सुमिरौ पवन-कुमार।
बल बुद्धि विद्या देहु मोहि, हरहु कलेस बिकार॥
I void of all the wisdom but realizing,
On the son of the wind am meditating,
Strength, wisdom, knowledge be his blessing,
Of the suffering and sin - may he be removing.
- 304 -
जय हनुमान ज्ञान गुन सागर।
जय कपीस तिहुँ लोक उजागर॥
राम दूत अतुलित बल धामा।
अंजनि-पुत्र पवनसुत नामा॥
Hail Hanuman! Ocean of knowledge and virtue be,
Hail God-Monkey enlightener of the Worlds truly,
Ram’s envoy having incomparable might you be,
Son of Anjani and called Pavansuta lovingly.
- 305 -
महाबीर बिक्रम बजरंगी।
कुमति निवार सुमति के संगी॥
कंचन बरन बिराज सुबेसा।
कानन कुंडल कुंचित केसा॥
Mighty, valiant, radiant as thunder-bolt you be,
Banisher of wickedness, befriender of wise surely,
Golden –hued, brilliant and bedecked charmingly,
Ear pendants sparkling and your head hair curly.
- 306 -

About the Author 

The unique work of Munindra (Munnan) Misra in English rhyme on Hinduism and Hindu culture, provides the global English reader, an understanding of the Sanatan Dharma (Hindu culture).
He was honoured with a badge and awarded ‘Top Viewed Author Award’ by Knol – A unit of knowledge of Google in 2011.

About The Book 

Paperback: 290 pages
Publisher: Partridge Publishing (AuthorSolutions) (March 7, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1482818531
ISBN-13: 978-1482818536

Available at:

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  1. This book will find a place in every English speaking Hindu house-hold

  2. Sanskriti Magazine http://www.sanskritimagazine.com/indian-religions/hinduism/ganesha-explained/