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Stotras are Hindu prayers that praise aspects of God, such as Devi, Siva, or Vishnu. Stotras, according to Swami Tapasyananda, are invariably uttered aloud and consist of chanting verses conveying the glory and attributes of God. The three most famous and sacred stotras in Hinduism are Lalitha Sahasranama, Shri Rudram Chamakam, and Vishnu Sahasranama.

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Satapatha Brahmana Part III (SBE41): Introduction (5079 words)
At certain stated times during the performance, hymns (stotra) are chanted by the Udgâtris; each of which is followed by an appropriate recitation (sastra) of Vedic hymns or detached verses, by the Hotri priest or one of his assistants.
In regard to the composition of the preceding stotras, with the exception of the Mâdhyandina-pavamâna and the Agnishtoma-sâman, the Ukthya, indeed, may be said to constitute a parallel form of Sacrifice beside the Agnishtoma
Stotras, the total number of verses of which is not divisible by three, of course require a slightly different distribution.
Shanmuka Kavacam and the Kavacam genre (1547 words)
Though there is evident presence of certain elements and aspects of kavaca stotra in the Atharva Veda, the kavaca stotras in their exact structural and compositional genre may be seen in the āgamas of Śaiva and Śākta traditions.
Another important kavaca stotra of remotest time is the one known as Subramaņya Kavaca Stotra occurring in the Kumāra Tantra, one of the upāgamas of the Kāmikāgama.
Devatā denotes the deity invoked and eulogised in the stotra.
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