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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, devotional, a…

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Stainton, Hamsa, “Stotras, Sanskrit Hymns”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online, Editor-in-Chief Associate Editors Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 20 October 2021 <>
First published online: 2018

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