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Compiled by Ami Jani

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Sri Ganesha

Vakratund mahakay suryakoti samaprabh Nirvighnam kuru me dev! Sarvakaryeshusarvada

Oh Ganpati, who has a slant face, big body, and who is lustrous (brilliant) like the Sun, always let me work without obstacles.


Sri Sarasvati

Yaa kundendu tushaarahaara dhavalaa Yaa shubhra vastraavritaa Yaa veenaa varadanda manditakaraa Yaa shveta padmaasanaa Yaa brahmaachyuta shankara prabhritibhir Devaih sadaa vanditaa Saa maam paatu sarasvatee bhagavatee Nihshesha jaadyaapahaa

Goddess Saraswati is all white like the kunda blossom,the moon, and pearl. She is dressed in pure white. While two of Her hands play the veena, the other two hands are poised to give boons, and award punishments as needed. She is seated on a white lotus. She is ever worsipped by all the celestials including Brahma, Vishnu, and Mheshwara. May this Saraswati remove my obstacles and protect me.


Pratahkale

Karagre vasate laksmih/ karamadhye sarasvati Karmule sthita gauri/ prabhate karadarsanam

On the forepart of your palm is Goddess Laksmi; In the middle of your palm is Goddess Sarasvati; on the base of your palm is goddess Parvati. In this manner, look at your palm in the morning.


Bhumi Namaskarah
Samudravasane devi parvatastanamandle Visnupatni namastubhyam padasparsam ksamasva m

O one who dwells in the ocean! The effulgent one! One whose breasts are big like the mountain and rounded,(my) salutation to you. Forgive me for my touching(you) with(my) feet.

Kruhnaya Vasudevaya Haraye paramatmane Pranat klesh nashaya Govindaya namo namah

I bow and pray Lord Krishna, son of Vasudeva, who takes away sorrows, sufferings, pain and troubles.

Before Eating
Aham vaisvanaro bhutva prainam dehamasritah Pranapanasamayuktah pacamyanna caturvidham

Om sa navavatu / sa ha nau bhunaktu Saha viryam karavavahai / tejasvinavadhitamustu Ma vidvisavahai / om santih santih santih

May the lord indeed, protect both of us. May he indeed,nourish both of us. May we together acquire the capacity(to study and understand the scriptures). May our study be brillant. May we not disagree with each other. Om peace, peace, peace


Sayana Samaye
Karacaranakrtam vakkayajam karmajam va Sravananayanajam va manasam va paradham Vihitamavihitam va sarvametatksamasva Jaya jaya karunabdhe srimahadevasambho

Lord, kindly forgive all the omissions and commissions born of my eyes, ears, mind, and oragan of speech, or done by my hands and feet, and the omissions ans commisions in the performance of my duties, either enjoined or prohibited. Victory to you, O great lord Siva, the one who is the ocean of kindness, and the cause of happiness!


Sri Krishna

Vasudevasutam devam kamsacanuramardanam Devakiparamanandam krsnam vande jagadgurum

I salute Krishna,the lord, the teacher of the world son of Vasudeva, destroyer of Kamsa and Canura, and the greatest joy of Devaki.


Sri Sivah

Namaste astu bhagavan visvesvaraya mahadevaya tryambaka Tripurantakaya kalagnirudraya nilakanthaya mrtyunjayaya Sarvesvaraya sadasivaya srimanmahadevaya namah

Salutation to you, O lord, the master of the universe, the great lord, the three- eyed one, the destroyer of Tripura, the extinguisher of the Trikala fire and the fire of death, the blue-necked one, the victor over death, the lord of all, the ever-auspicious one, the glorious lord of all deities


Sri Devi

Sarvamangalamangalye sive sarvarthasadhake Saranye tryambake gauri narayani namo'stu te

Salutation to you, O Devi, who is the auspiciousness of all that is auspicious, who is the consort of Lord Siva, who is the means of accomplishing all desires, who is the refugue of all, who is three- eyed and who is the fair- complexioned one.


Sri Ramah

Ramaya ramabhadraya ramacandraya vadhase Raghunathaya nathaya sitayah pataye namah

Salutations unto Lord Rama who is auspiciousness, who is in the form of the shining light ( consciousness present in all beings) who is the creator, who is the Lord of the Raghu clan, the Lord of all beings and the husband of Sita


Sri Visnuh

Shaantaakaaram bhujagashayanam Padmanaabham suresham Vishvaadhaaram gaganasadrisham Meghavarnam shubhaangam Lakshmeekaantam kamalanayanam Yogihriddhyaanagamyam Vande vishnum bhavabhayaharam Sarvalokaikanaatham

I bow down before Vishnu, the lord of all worlds and the remover of all causes of fear. He is of blissful form. He lies on a serpent bed. He sports a lotus an His naval. The Lord of the celestials,He supports the whole cosmos. His limbs are exquisite and His complexion is blue like that of the sky and the rain-cloud. The consort of Lakshmi, He has eyes rivalling the lotus. The yogis meditate on Him in their innermost heart.


Sri Laksmih

Namaste'stu mahamaye sripithe surapujite Sankhacakragadahaste mahalaksmi namo'stu te

Salutation to you, O Mahalasmi, who is all power, who is the seat of wealth, who is worshipped by the gods and who has a shell, a disc and a mace in her hands


Sri Hanuman

Manojavam marutatulyavegam jitendriyam buddimatam varistham Vatatmajam vanarayuthamukhyam sriramadutam sirsa namami

Bowing my head , I salute Hanuman , who travels as fast as the mind and the wind, who has mastered his sense organs, who is the best among the intelligent, who is the son of the deity of wind, who is the commander-in-chief of the army of vandara tribe, and who is the envoy of Sri Rama


Guru Brahma

Gurubrahma guruvishnu gurudevo mahesvarah Gurussaksatparam brahma tasmai sri gurave namah

The guru is Bramha,the guru is Vishnu, the guru is Mahesvara. The guru is the ultimate truth. Unto that guru my prostration.

Tvameva mata cha pita tvameva Tvameva bundus cha sakha tvameva Tvameva vidya dravinam tvameva Tvameva sarvam mama deva
O! God! You are my mother, you are my father, you are my brother, you are my friend, you are my knowledge, you are my wealth, you are everything to me.
Karmanyevaadhikaraste ma phaleshu kadaachana Ma karmaphalahetur bhoor ma te sangostvakarmani
Your right is to work only, but never to the fruit thereof. Be not instrumental in making your actions bear fruit, nor let your attachment be to inaction


Shri Madhurashtkam
Adhram madhuram vandam madhuram nayam madhuram hasitam madhuram Hridyam madhuram gamnam madhuram madhuradhipate rakhilam madhuram Vachnam madhuram charitam madhuram vasnam madhuram valitam madhuram Chalitam madhuram bharamitam madhuram madhuradhipate r Geetam madhuram peetam madhuram laptam madhuram suptam madhuram Roopam madhuram tilkam madhuram madhuradhipate rakhilam maduram Karnam madhuram tarnam madhuramj harnam maduram ramnam madhuram Vamitam madhuram shmaitam madhuram madhuradhipate rakhilam madhuram Gunja madhuram mala madhura yamuna madhura veethi madhura Salilam madhuram kamlam madhuram madhuradhipate rakhilam madhuram Gopl madhuram leela madhuram yuktam madhuram bhaktam madhuram Dalitam madhuram falitam madhuram madhuradhipate rakhilam madhuram

Adoration to Ram
Shri ramchandra kripalu bhaj man hara na bhava bhay darunam Nava kanj a lochan kanj mukh kar kanj paad kanjaruna
Lord Ram is most merciful the benevolent the one who allays the fear and misery of this mundane world. The lord has eyes face hands and feet like pink lotus. Let us worship him.
Kandarp aganit amit chavi nav nil nirad sundaram Pat pit manahu tadit ruchi suchi naumi janak sutavaram
Lord ram is immensely handsome much more than Kamdev like blue sky. His yellow attire is like lightening. The husband of Janki-the daughter of Raja Janak I bow before thee.
Sir mukut kundal tilak charu udar ang vibhushanam Ajanubhuj shar chap dhar sangram jit Khar Dushanam
Lord Ram has crown over his head Kundel (an ornament) in ears tilak on forehead and ornaments on his person. He has long arms and is armed with bow and arrows. He had defeated Khar and Dushan in the battlefield.
Bhaju din bandhu Dinesh danav daityavansh nikandanam Raghunand anandkand Kaushalchand Dashrath nandanam
Let us worship Lord Ram the benefactor of the helpless the destroyer of demons the bountiful and the source of joy the son of Kausalya and Dashrath.
Iti vadati Tulsias Shankar-Shesh-muni-manranjanam Mam hriday-kanj nivas kuru kamadi khal dal ganjanam Shri Ramchandra kripalu bhaj man Tulsidas says that Lord Ram gratifies Lord Sankar Sheshnag and other saints. Let Lord reside in my heart who is the destroyer of all the evils. Let us devote to him.

Aaratee

Om jaya jagadeesha hare Om jaya jagadeesha hare Bhaktajanonke sankata Kshanamen doora kare

…………om jaya

jo dhyaave phala paave dukha binase manakaa sukha sampati ghara aave kashta mite tanakaa

…………om jaya

maatapitaa tuma mere sharana gahoon men kisakee tuma bina aura na doojaa aasha karoon jisakee

…………om jaya

tuma poorana paramaatmaa tuma antarayaamee paarabrahma parameshwara tuma sabake swamee

…………om jaya

tuma karoonaake saagara tuma paalanakartaa main moorkha khala kaamee krupaa karo bhartaa

…………om jaya

tuma ho eka agochara sabaake praanapati kisa bidha meelun gosaan- ee tumako main kumatee

…………..om jaya

deenabandhu dukhahartaa thaakura tuma mere apane haatha uthaao dwaara padaa tere

…………om jaya

vishayavikaara mitaao paapa haro devaa shradhaa bhakti badhaao santanakee sewaa

…………om jaya

tana mana dhana saba teraa saba kuchha hai terra teraa tujhako arpana kyaa laage meraa

…………om jaya


GAYATRI MANTRA
Gayan Trayate Gayatri - the reciter chanting the three parts of the mantra is protected by Gayatri

- says Rishi Vasishta.

Shree Adi Sankaracharya remarks,

'Geeyate tatwamunya Gayatri' - the divine song of exquisite atributes is Gayatri.
One who chants the mantra is protected by Bramhan, the Supreme Reality which can manifest as the ishtadevata, the Deity whom we love, adore and worship, because Bramhan is the Ultimate Truth.
Om bhur bhuvah suvah Tat savitur varenyam Bhargo devasya dheemahi Dhiyo yo nah prachodaya

Om
Pranava, symbol of Parabrahmam or the Supreme Reality. It is welcome to the gods.

bhur Earth or the physical plane representing physical existance - the embodiment of vital energy of prana.

bhuvah Atmosphere or the real astral plane. Among elements, the Fire is the first, residing in the circle of Sun - theSupreme Being that annihilates all sufferings.

suvah Heaven or the celestial plane representing the Atman in everything - the embodient of happiness.

tat That which encompasses all - the Parabrahma or Paramata.

savitur The Sun that is luminous; Savitri equivalent to vivifying power of the Sun.

varenyam Excellent and adorable that is fit to be worshipped.
bhargo Effulgent radiance of Divinty that enables transition from the world of darkness to that of light burning the sins in the process.

devasya Divine

dheemahi That which we meditate upon, and absorb mentally.

dhiya Bhuddhi signifying intellect, wisdom and knowlegde.

yo
who or which nah our prachodayat Guide, enlighten and unfold

"O! Supreme Reality of the three worlds! We contemplate upon the excellent, sin-destroying energy of the Effulgent One (the sun, Saviriti) who is all knowlegde. May thou direct our intellect to the right direction and enable us to reach the goal of realization."

 
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