Kanakadhara Stotram ( కనకధారా స్తోత్రం, ಕನಕಧಾರಾ ಸಥಾತ್ರಮ್, कनकधारा स्थोथराम, கனகதாரா ஸ்தோத்ரம் ) is a hymn. It is called Kanakadhara because when Adi Sankara recited it, the Goddess Lakshmi created a shower of golden fruit.
The hymn was written in the 5th century BC by Adi Sankara, a revered Hindu philosopher and theologian. Sankara took Sanyasa (renunciation) at the age of eight. One day, as a young boy, he was begging for alms to prepare his lunch and he went to the house of a very poor Brahmin lady to beg. The lady was upset because there was nothing edible in the house. After searching the house once again she found one amla(Amalak, gooseberry) fruit. She hesitantly offered it to Sankara. He was moved after seeing the plight of the woman and sang 21 hymns praising Goddess Lakshmi. The Goddess was so pleased that she appeared before him and asked him why he has remembered her. He asked the Goddess to grant riches to the poor woman. The Goddess first refused to do so because the lady had not done any work for charity in her previous birth and it is not possible to change one's fate. Sankara told the Goddess that she is the only one who is capable of changing the fate of someone by erasing or changing the writings of the future made by Lord Brahma on the forehead of the person. The Goddess was so pleased that she instantly showered the Brahman lady's house with goose berries made of pure gold. The 21 stanzas became famous and are read by all devout Hindus.
The hymn contains a description of the beauty, personality, power and graciousness of Goddess Lakshmi. Sankara does not distinguish between the three Goddesses of Hinduism. For him Lakshmi, Parvati and Saraswati are the same.
Features in this app :
1. Kanakadhara Stotram in Telugu, Hindi, Kannada, English, Tamil, Hindi and Malayalam
2. Kanakadhara Stotram perfectly synced with the audio.
3. Lyrics font size can be increased/decreased.
4. Automatic Repeat Option available.
5. Alarm/Scheduler : Using this feature you can schedule song for particular time you wish and app will play the audio automatically for that particular time.
6. RingTone : Set Kanakadhara Stotram as RingTone
7. Temple Bell added.
8. Song stops automatically when phone gets call.
9. App runs without internet as well.
10. Hide lyrics on home screen.
11. Turn on/off temple bell vibration.