Stotras, Sanskrit Hymns
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Stotras, hymns of praise, are some of the most popular and versatile compositions in Sanskrit. In general, these hymns praise and appeal to a divinity with direct, devoti…

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Hamsa Stainton, “Stotras, Sanskrit Hymns”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 17 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2012

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