- February 4, 2023
karāgre vasate lakṣmiḥ karamadhye sarasvati .
karamūle tu govindaḥ prabhāte karadarśanam ..
At the fore of the hands resides Lakshmi, and at the middle, Saraswathi; at the root is seated Gauri, (so) see the palm of the hand at dawn (first).
samudravasane devi parvatastanamaṇḍale .
viṣṇupatni namastubhyaṃ pādasparśaṃ kṣamasvame ..
O Goddess, dressed with the oceans, bedecked at the front with mountains, I bow to Thee, O consort of Vishnu, excuse my touching you with my feet.
gaṅge ca yamune caiva godāvari sarasvati .
narmade sindhu kāveri jale’smin saṃnidhiṃ kuru ..
Ganga, Yamuna, Godavari, Saraswathi, Narmada, Sindhu, Kaveri, May all these have a holy confluence in this water.
goviṃdeti sadā snānaṃ goviṃdeti sadājapaṃ .
goviṃdeti sadā dhyānaṃ sadā goviṃda kīrtanam ..
Forever shall be bathing with Govinda chant, forever shall be praying with Govinda chant, forever shall be meditating with Govinda chant, forever there shall be Govinda chant.
ādhitya hrudhāya puṇyaṃ sarva sathṛ vināsanaṃ
jayāvahaṃ jabe nityaṃ akṣayaṃ paramaṃ śivaṃ||
By Chanting the Aditya-Hridayam (the meditation of Sun in the heart ) which is very auspicious and highly beneficial, you will be victorious in battle. This holy hymn dedicated to the Sun-God will result in destroying all enemies and bring you victory and permanent happiness.
oṃ bhūr bhuvaḥ svaḥ tat saviturvareṇyaṃ
bhargo devasya dhīmahi dhiyo yo naḥ pracodayāt..
Om, Pervading the Bhu Loka (Earth – consciousness of the physical plane), Bhuvar Loka (Antariksha – The intermediate space, consciousness of prana) and Swar Loka (Sky – Heaven, consciousness of the divine mind), That Savitur (Savitri, divine essence of the Sun) which is the most Adorable, I meditate on that divine effulgence, May that awaken our Intelligence (Spiritual Consciousness).
śuklāmbaradharaṃ viṣṇuṃ śaśivarṇaṃ caturbhujam .
prasannavadanaṃ dhyāyet sarvavighnopaśāntaye
For the pacification (and elimination ) of all obstructions pray toVishnu who is clothed in dazzling fashion of purity, possessing the brilliance of the moon, sporting four arms, ever-happy and pleasant-faced.
tvameva mātā ca pitā tvameva .
tvameva bandhuśca sakhā tvameva
tvameva vidyā draviṇaṃ tvameva .
tvameva sarvaṃ mama devadeva ..
You are the mother, you are the father, you are the relative, you are the friend, you are education, you are wealth, you are everything for me, O Lord, O Lord.
kāyena vācā manaseṃdriyairvā budhyātmanā vā prakṛteḥ svabhāvāt .
karomi yadyat sakalaṃ parasmai nārāyaṇāyeti samarpayāmi ..
Whatever I do either by body, speech, mind or sensory organs, either with my personal knowledge or natural trait, I surrender and submit all to that to supreme divine Narayana.
asato mā sadgamaya tamasomā jyotir gamaya
mrityormāamritam gamaya Oṁ śhānti śhānti śhāntiḥ
Lead me from the unreal to the real, lead me from darkness to light, lead me from death to immortality.
brahmārpaṇaṃ brahma haviḥ brahmāgnau brahmaṇā hutam .
brahmaiva tena gaṃtavyaṃ brahmakarma samādhinā ..
For the karma yogi the offering is god, the oblation is god and it is god that offers it to the fire of god; in this manner, he realises god and reaches only Him.
This verse from the Bhagavad Gita (Chapter 4, Verse 24) which means: Brahman is the name of the Lord, the cause of the whole creation. Looking at the whole creation as an effect, Brahman is seen as the cause of everything. The effect does not exist separate from its cause. This verse likens food that is eaten to an oblation poured into the fire during ritual. By chanting this prayer before meals, the food that is eaten is offered to Brahman, the Lord.
sarasvati namastubhyaṃ varade kāmarūpiṇi .
vidyārambhaṃ kariṣyāmi siddhirbhavatu me sadā ..
Salutation to you, O Saraswathi, grantor of blessings and embodimentof all wishes, I am getting inducted to studies, may there be fulfilment for me forever.
vakratuṇḍa mahākāya sūryakoṭi samaprabha
nirvighnaṃ kuru me deva sarvakāryeṣu sarvadā
O god with the twisted trunk, broad-bodied, brilliant as thousand suns, bless me with freedom from obstructions and hindrances in all my works and for all times.
karacaraṇa kṛtaṃ vākkāyajaṃ karmajaṃ vā .
śravaṇanayanajaṃ vā mānasaṃ vāparādhaṃ .
vihitamavihitaṃ vā sarvametatkṣamasva .
jaya jaya karuṇābdhe śrīmahādeva śambho ..
O Lord, kindly forgive all the wrong acts and omissions I have committed, whether I committed them knowingly or unknowingly, with my hands, feet, words, ears, eyes, or mind. Glory to you, Mahadeva, who is the ocean of kindness and compassion, and the cause of happiness.
oṃ sarve bhavantu sukhinaḥ sarve santu nirāmayāḥ .
sarve bhadrāṇi paśyantu mā kaścidduḥkhabhāgbhavet .
oṃ śāntiḥ śāntiḥ śāntiḥ ..
May all be happy, may all be free from illness, may all see goodness, may no one suffer.
rāmaṃ skandhaṃ hanumantaṃ vainateyaṃ vṛkodaraṃ |
śayane yaḥ smarennityam dusvapna-stasyanaśyati ‖
Praying to Lords Rama, Skanda (Subrahmanya), Hanumantha, Vainateya (Garuda), and Bhima before going to bed daily, ensures a peaceful sleep without disturbing dreams.