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Sri Lalitha Sahasranama Stotram

Sri Lalitha Sahasranama Stotram

Author: Venkataraman M Narrator: Venkataraman M Release Date: 01/04/2021

The Lalitha Sahasranamam is one of the important and famous hymn in the Hindu way of life. It is a hymn in praise of Lalitha Tripurasundari also called as Lalithambika. According to the Vedas, God is one without a second. Everything in this Universe is nothing but this divinity. Ordinarily, this abstract doctrine cannot easily be comprehensible to all. Most of the Hindu Puranas therefore present God in various forms including that of a human being so that this idea can be easily assimilated and adored. Lalitha Tripurasundari is one of the finest product of this line of thinking. The Lalitha Sahasranamam occurs in the Brahmanda Purana. It is a hymn that describes the 1000 various names of Sri Lalitha Tripurasundari as the Divine Mother. While doing so, the hymn provides a beautiful mix of poetry, romance, religion and philosophy. The Lalitha doctrine explains Goddess Lalitha as Chidswarupini and Anandarupini namely pure consciousness and blissful consciousness respectively. Human beings can remain cheerful in the world, like children playing by the side of their mother. Living exemplary lives, they finally find eternal rest on the lap of the Divine Mother. This is an audio book of the recitation of the Sahasranamam along with Purva Bhaga and Uttara Bhaga. I have separately published an audio book giving a brief overview by dividing the subject into sixteen segments. Hear and get the blessings of the Almighty Goddess.

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Sri Lalitha Sahasranamam: A Brief Overview

Sri Lalitha Sahasranamam: A Brief Overview

Author: Venkataraman M Narrator: Venkataraman M Release Date: 01/04/2021

The Lalitha Sahasranamam is one of the important and famous hymn in the Hindu way of life. It is a hymn in praise of Lalitha Tripurasundari also called as Lalithambika. According to the Vedas, God is one without a second. Everything in this Universe is nothing but this divinity. Ordinarily, this abstract doctrine cannot easily be comprehensible to all. Most of the Hindu Puranas therefore present God in various forms including that of a human being so that this idea can be easily assimilated and adored. Lalitha Tripurasundari is one of the finest product of this line of thinking. The Lalitha Sahasranamam occurs in the Brahmanda Purana. It is a hymn that describes the 1000 various names of Sri Lalitha Tripurasundari as the Divine Mother. While doing so, the hymn provides a beautiful mix of poetry, romance, religion and philosophy. The Lalitha doctrine explains Goddess Lalitha as Chidswarupini and Anandarupini namely pure consciousness and blissful consciousness respectively. Human beings can remain cheerful in the world, like children playing by the side of their mother. Living exemplary lives, they finally find eternal rest on the lap of the Divine Mother. This audio book gives a brief overview by dividing the subject into sixteen segments along with recitation. I have already published a digital form of the book which will be available with leading booksellers. I have also published another audio book separately reciting the hymn fully along with the Purva Bhaga and Uttara Bhaga. Hear and get the blessings of the Almighty Goddess.

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A few gods and goddesses of Hinduism

A few gods and goddesses of Hinduism

Author: Venkataraman M Narrator: Nithya Venkataraman, Venkataraman M Release Date: 01/03/2021

The foundations of Hinduism are the eternal and supersensuous truths discovered by ancient Indian sages. These revealed Divine Truths are called the Vedas. According to the teachings of the Vedas, God is the One without a second — the absolute, formless, and only Reality. God is referred to as Brahman, the Supreme Universal Soul. It is said in the Vedas that by His mere will, Brahman manifests Himself as this universe. Hence, creation, preservation and destruction of this world are the three aspects of God. These three basic aspects of God are represented by the Trinity called as Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. There are also other deities in Hinduism to personify the various other endless powers and aspects of God. These are the gods and goddesses of Hinduism. A brief sketch on a few important gods and goddesses of Hinduism are given in this book which was published on Amazon Kindle store on 5th April 2017. In this audio book, a recitation of a hymn relating to the relevant gods and goddesses has also been added at the end of each chapter. 

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A few short poems of William Wordsworth

A few short poems of William Wordsworth

Author: Venkataraman M Narrator: Venkataraman M Release Date: 01/02/2021

William Wordsworth is one of the greatest poets of English literature. He is remembered as a poet who was concerned with the relationship of human beings to nature. He strongly believed in using the vocabulary and speech patterns of common people in his poems. According to him, human beings who grow up in the lap of Nature are perfect in every respect. Love for nature and sympathy for the common man are the major themes in his poetry. Wordsworth’s poetry is synonymous with the unique landscape of the English Lake District.  In this audio book, the author has presented eight short poems of William Wordsworth.

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An Introduction to Intellectual Property Rights

An Introduction to Intellectual Property Rights

Author: Venkataraman M Narrator: Venkataraman M Release Date: 01/01/2021

AN INTRODUCTION TO INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS Intellectual Property is a subject of recent origin. We own houses, jewels, shares, money in the form of cash etc. These are the things we know as 'Properties'. These are tangible assets. We enjoy them as we own them. Unless and until we offer them to somebody else, these things which we own cannot be taken away and enjoyed by others.  'Intellectual Property', on the other hand, refers to the ownership of intangible and non-physical goods. It results from the expression of an idea. It is the property of your mind or a proprietary knowledge. Since it is the property of your mind, the moment it is divulged, the benefits arising from these ideas can be enjoyed by others. The concept of Intellectual property, therefore, provides that certain products of human intellect should be given the same protective rights that apply to physical properties. This is known as Intellectual Property Rights. It refers to the ownership of intangible and non-physical goods. It includes Copyright, Related Rights, Patents, Trademarks, Industrial Design and Geographical Indications. Since intellectual properties are intangible, it is more difficult to protect them than other types of properties. Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) helps to encourage and protect inventors and creators by giving them exclusive rights over their work for a set period of time. This book gives a brief introduction to the concept of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and the various components of IPR. It will be a useful book to the student community as well as the public at large. It was published in the year 2014. It is available as an e-book with leading booksellers. The author may be contacted at venkalp74@gmail.com in case printed copies of the book are needed.        

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The Utopian Cricket Team

The Utopian Cricket Team

Author: Venkataraman M Narrator: Venkataraman M Release Date: 01/12/2020

The Utopian Cricket Team This book is a fiction based on cricket. As indicated in the title of this book, it is a utopian thought of looking at the game of cricket. The idea is to have a humorous way of looking at the sport from the point of view of other professional fields. The term ‘Utopia’ comes from the work of Thomas More, where it is used to mean both an ideal society and also one that doesn't exist anywhere. The Author has earlier written and published the following books most of which are also available with leading booksellers and online stores and Marketplaces like Draft2 Digital and Amazon. Some of them are available as Audio books also on Findaway Voices. 1. SERVICE MATTERS IN CENTRAL GOVERNMENT JOBS. 2. EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN CENTRAL GOVERNMENT. 3. YATHNI’S TRAVEL TO KAILASH. 4. AN INTRODUCTION TO INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS. 5. GANESHA. 6. HANUMAN. 7. YATHNI’S TRAVEL TO VAIKUNT. 8. ALWARS-THE VAISHNAVITE SAINTS. 9. A FEW GODS AND GODDESSES OF HINDUISM. 10. ANCIENT SAGES OF INDIA. 11. A BRIEF INSIGHT ON COPYRIGHT IN INDIA. 12. GREAT SAINTS OF INDIA. 13. PARADISE COMES TO MYLAPORE 14.NAYANMARS-THE SHAIVITE SAINTS

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Paradise comes to Mylapore

Paradise comes to Mylapore

Author: Venkataraman M Narrator: Venkataraman M Release Date: 01/11/2020

Viswam is a resident of Mylapore which is a place in the city of Chennai in India. Mylapore is an area famous for temples, churches and other religious and cultural places and is also historically, culturally and traditionally a very ancient one. It was a time of Dasara, one of the important festival of the Hindus. Immediately prior to the beginning of Dasara, there is a period of fifteen days known as Mahalayam also called as Pitrupaksha. It is a fortnight of ancestors and people having faith in the Vedic religion used to perform certain religious austerities. Viswam is making arrangements for performance of these austerities. Vishnu Sarma is the father of Viswam who passed away two years before. He comes to Viswam’s place on the earth in a group along with his family and friends from the world of the ancestors to take part in the acceptance of the austerities being performed by his son. These ancestors, who are dead and gone, are coming in their subtle bodies invisible to people on earth. Vishnu Sarma also brings along with him the English poets William Wordsworth and Alfred Tennyson from their place in the Paradise. Vishnu Sarma takes them along to the various places in Mylapore. How does Wordsworth and Tennyson experience their visit to Mylapore? What is the significance of these austerities? What is the greatness of the temples and other places in Mylapore? Listen to this story and enjoy.

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Kandhar Sashti Kavacham

Kandhar Sashti Kavacham

Author: Venkataraman M Narrator: Venkataraman M Release Date: 01/11/2020

According to the Vedas, the sacred texts of Hinduism, God is only one though in the Hindu way of life, he is worshipped in different forms. It is said that God manifests himself as this universe. Hence, creation, preservation and dissolution of this universe are considered as the three aspects of God which is represented respectively as Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. According to mythology, Parvathy is the spouse of Shiva. They have two children, Ganesha and Karthikeya- Ganesha being elder and Karthikeya the younger. Karthikeya is also called as Skanda among many other names. In Tamil, he is popularly known as Murugan and Kandan. The Kanda Sashti Kavacham is one of the most powerful Tamil hymns dedicated to Lord Murugan. According to a legend there was a demon named Surapadman. He got a boon from Brahma that he can only be killed by a son of Lord Shiva. After getting this boon, he was harassing the benevolent beings known as the Devas. The Devas prayed to Shiva. Shiva opened his third eye and six sparks emanated from there. The fire god Agni carried these sparks and placed them in a pond where these six sparks became six babies. Parvati took all six babies and hugged them into one. And that child is Murugan. Murugan became the Commander-in-Chief of the army of the Devas and fought a battle with Surapadman. Goddess Parvathy gave a sacred spear called ‘Vel’ to Murugan. On the sixth day of the waxing phase of the Moon called Sashti in the month of Kartika (October-November), Murugan vanquished Surapadman. Hence that day is considered as auspicious for the worship of Lord Murugan. Kavacham means a shield. The name of Lord Murugan, his Vel and Sashti the day of his victory over the evil forces are the armour which the devotees of Murugan wear as Kanda Sashti Kavacham, the shield for welfare, happiness and prosperity.

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Yathni's Travel to Kailash (Abridged Edition)

Yathni's Travel to Kailash (Abridged Edition)

Author: Venkataraman M Narrator: Venkataraman M Release Date: 01/10/2020

This book is an abridged edition of the main book titled ‘Yathni’s Travel to Kailash’, a story based on Hindu mythology published in 2012. It is a mixture of facts and fiction. In the main book, quotations are given from the religious texts and other literature from various languages- English, Sanskrit, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarathi and Hindi. Containing anecdotes from Hindu mythology, the story takes one to the North Pole, the Moon, the outer space and beyond. In this process matters of educational interest like climate change, space science etc are given with colourful illustrations. Yathni is a little girl studying in Fifth Grade. She is a devotee of Lord Ganesha. Impressed by her devotion and conduct, Ganesha takes her on an excursion to Kailash. Ganesha brings the Pushpaka Vimanam-the celestial airplane- to take Yathni to Kailash. On the way, there are two halts-one at the North Pole and another at Moon. Based on the available facts, a broad picture about the Arctic region, the endangered species like the Polar Bear, facts about Moon and the lunar missions have been explained. Then she goes to Kailash. This is not Mount Kailash on the Himalayas. But it is something found in Hindu scriptures. I have used my imagination based on scriptures to explain this place. Here Yathni has an audience with Lord Shiva. Thereafter, she is taken to Devalokam, the world of gods. Here she is entertained with a dance drama from Bhattathri's Narayaneeyam.. Basic awareness material about global warming, climate change, pollution, endangered species, biodiversity etc and the need for the protection of the environment have been interwoven periodically in the story. The book is for all type of readers and especially for youngsters above ten years of age. Printed copies of the main book are available with me and those who desire to get them may write to me at venkalp74@gmail.com.

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A few hymns on Devi

A few hymns on Devi

Author: Venkataraman M Narrator: Venkataraman M Release Date: 01/10/2020

Devi is the Great Goddess of Hinduism. Devī is the Sanskrit word for ‘goddess’. She is revered in a variety of forms. She is the Divine Female, revered by all as a mother. Hence she is known as the Mother Goddess. The Mother Goddess is India's supreme Divinity. She assumes cosmic proportions, destroying evil. In some forms she is benign and gentle and in other forms she is ferocious and dynamic. As a cosmic force of Durga or Kali she destroys the demonical forces that threaten world equilibrium. In her gentle form she bestows wealth, fortune, and success. The Puranas and other poetic verses composed by sages and saints praise the Mother-goddess in various forms of hymns and give a detailed account of her glory and powers. The subject matter of these hymns are generally petitions to the deity like pardoning of sins committed knowingly or unknowingly, removal of problems and difficulties in life, grant of the good things of life, desire for obtaining knowledge etc. Or it may be on some lofty ideals, or sublime heights of philosophy or mystical experience. They are generally called as ‘Stotram’. These hymns are thus generally simple poems expressing praise and personal devotion of a deity. People generally recite these hymns for getting relief from the problems of daily life and for obtaining peace and tranquillity. A brief idea about nine such hymns on the Devi have been narrated along with their recitation in this audio book.

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Alwars: The Vaishnavite Saints

Alwars: The Vaishnavite Saints

Author: Venkataraman M Narrator: Venkataraman M Release Date: 01/09/2020

The Alwars are a group of twelve ancient Vaishnava saints who lived in Tamil Nadu in the eighth and ninth centuries. They are famous for their poetry in praise of Lord Vishnu. The collection of their 4000 poems is known as the ‘Naalaayira Divya Prabhandam’. Among the Alwars, the first in the line up is Poigai Alwar, Bhudat Alwar and Pei Alwar. They are collectively called as 'Mudhal Alwars' (the first Alwars) and belong to the same period of time. The other Alwars are Perialwar, Andal, Nammalwar, Madhura kavi Alwar, Tirumazhisai Alwar, Thondaridipodi Alwar, Tirumangai Alwar, Tiruppan Alwar and Kulasekara Alwar. The Nalayira Divya Prabandham is the collective corpus of the passionate hymns of the Alwars. These hymns are known as ‘Paasurams’. The book gives brief details of these twelve Alwars and their compositions. There is also the recitation of a sample pasuram of each of these Alwars in every chapter. The details of the 4000 pasurams of the Nlayira Divya Prabandam are given in the Appendix. This book was published in the year 2015 and is available on the Amazon’s Kindle store.

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Ancient Sages of India

Ancient Sages of India

Author: Venkataraman M Narrator: Venkataraman M Release Date: 01/09/2020

The foundations of Hinduism are the eternal and super sensuous truths discovered by ancient Indian sages. Most of them are unknown. The truths discovered by them are known as the Vedas. Sages are the great souls who have found out the truth and devoted their life, energy and experience for the welfare of the people. They are extraordinary human beings having great wisdom, vast experience and character worthy of imitation. They gifted everything to the world without seeking fame or any kind of gain. Welfare of the world was their sole objective. According to Hindu chronology, the period of the ancient sages is till the end of Dwapara Yuga, which is about 5000 years back. The penetration of these sages in the subjects they dealt with is very profound and clear. The later generation just interpreted their work and followed their footsteps. India has been blessed from time immemorial by the advent of innumerable sages. In this book you can hear the stories of some of these known sages.

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