November 30, 1 Comment. Ayyappa Ashtothram is a list of names of Sabarimala Ayyappa Swami. The number is significant in Hinduism , Buddhism, and Jainism. The names are chanted along with the sacred prayer beads called Japa mala. Usually, prayer beads have rudraksha beads, which are used for chanting ashtotharam. The number is in many ways related to the forces of nature.
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Account Options Sign in. Top charts. New releases. Add to Wishlist. Lord Dharmasasta is the son of Lord Siva and Mohini—the female transformation of Lord Vishnu depicted in the famous story of 'Palazhi Mathanam', the churning of the ocean, in epics and puranas. Dharmasasta is depicted on a horse. He seeks bliss in hunting in forests, desires drinking water in the mid-days, has three eyes and is surrounded by the bhutaganas. The god is named "Bhutanatha" meaning the commander of bhutas all those who are created.
Dharmasasta has two wives, Purna and Pushkala, and a son Satyaka. He is the protector of dharma. The aim of dharma is perfection Purna and prosperity Pushkalatva which are achieved by dharma and wisdom.
Adherence to dharma enables one to achieve truthfulness Satya that is Satyaka. Lord Ayyappan of Sabarimala in Kerala is a major abode of this deity. The popular belief among Keralites is that Lord Ayyappa, the adopted son of the King Rajasekara Pandiya of Pandalam in Kaliyuga, was a human incarnation of Lord Dharmasasta, the hariharasudha.
He was called Manikandan by the King since he had a Bell mani in Neck kanta when the King found him as an infant at the banks of the river Pamba.
Manikantan, after fulfilling the goals of incarnation, selected the Sabarimala as his place for meditation, to elucidate his dharma, the sciences of wisdom to the people of the world, to the gods and to the rishis. There he experienced his ashtasiddhis the great knowledge about 8 prime factors of life and rendered his spiritual knowledge to the devotees and those who seek refuge in him Sharanam. Thus he was called Sri Sabarigirisan one who resides in the mountain of Sabari.
Traditionally devotees observe austerities during the Hindu months of Vrichiga and Dhanu. Sasta or Ayyappan is associated with the graha planet Shani Saturn. By pleasing the lord one can reduce the bad effects of Saturn called sanidosha. Offering Neerajanam to Lord Ayyappa on Saturdays is believed to be good for removing hardships owing to sanidosha. This application is in devotion towards Lord Ayyappa or Shri Dharmashasta. It has the below slokas and manthras in Kannada and English with audio.
The audio helps to learn the mantra pronunciation. Ashtotharam or Ashtotharasathanamavali are generally or more names venerating the deity, in this application it is Dharmashasta or Ayyappa. Ashtotharams are chanted while offering flowers to the deity during daily pooja. One can chant Lakshmi ashtotharam during pooja everyday. This application is one in many spirituality content based applications mainly for users who follow Hindu dharma.
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108 SHARANA GHOSHAM
Add the words ' Saranam Ayyappa ' after each line: 1. Swamiye 2. Harihara Suthane 3. Kannimoola Mahaa Ganapathy Bhagavaane 4. Shakti Vadivelan Sodarane 5. Maalikaippurattu Manjamma Devi Lokamathave 6. Vaavar Swamiye 7.
108 Sarana Gosham
Although devotion to Ayyappan has been prevalent in Kerala for hundreds of years, in the rest of South India, it has become popular only in recent times in the late 20th century. The iconography of Ayyappan depicts him as a handsome celibate God doing yoga and as an epitome of Dharma , who wears a bell around his neck. In the Hindu pantheon, his legends are relatively recent but diverse. He is honored by Muslims in Kerala, with legends wherein Ayyappan defeats and gains worship of the Muslim brigand Vavar. He was raised by a childless royal couple Rajashekara pandiyan and Koperundevi, and grows up as a warrior yogi champion of ethical and dharmic living. Ayyappan popularity has grown in many parts of India, and the most prominent Ayyappan shrine is at Sabarimala , nestled in the hills of Pathanamthitta of Kerala. The shrine receives millions of pilgrims every year in late December and early January, many of whom prepare for weeks before and then climb the hill barefoot,  making it one of the largest active pilgrimage sites in the world.
108 Names of Lord Ayyappa - Ayyappa Ashtothram