ॐ भद्रं कर्णेभिः शृणुयाम देवाः । भद्रं पश्येमाक्षभिर्यजत्राः ।
स्थिरैरङ्गैस्तुष्टुवागँसस्तनूभिः । व्यशेम देवहितं यदायूः
Om Bhadram Karnnebhih Shrnnuyaama Devaah | Bhadram Pashyema-Akssabhir-Yajatraah |
Sthirair-Anggais-Tussttuvaagasas-Tanuubhih | Vyashema Devahitam Yad-Aayuh |
1: Om, May we Hear with our Ears what is Auspicious, O Devas, May we See with our Eyes what is Auspicious, O Yajatraa
2: May we Live with Contentment with Strong Body and Limbs. May we Praise the God and sing His Glories during our Lifespan Allotted to us by the Devas
ॐ द्यौः शान्तिरन्तरिक्षं शान्तिः
पृथिवी शान्तिरापः शान्तिरोषधयः शान्तिः ।
वनस्पतयः शान्तिर्विश्वेदेवाः शान्तिर्ब्रह्म शान्तिः
सर्वं शान्तिः शान्तिरेव शान्तिः सा मा शान्तिरेधि ॥
ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः ॥
Om Dyauh Shaantir-Antarikssam Shaantih
Prthivii Shaantir-Aapah Shaantir-Ossadhayah Shaantih |
Vanaspatayah Shaantir-Vishve-Devaah Shaantir-Brahma Shaantih
Sarvam Shaantih Shaantireva Shaantih Saa Maa Shaantir-Edhi |
Om Shaantih Shaantih Shaantih ||
1: Om, May there be Peace in Heaven, May there be Peace in the Sky,
2: May there be Peace in the Earth, May there be Peace in the Water, May there be Peace in the Plants,
3: May there be Peace in the Trees, May there be Peace in the Gods in the various Worlds, May there be Peace in Brahman,
4: May there be Peace in All, May there be Peace Indeed within Peace, Giving Me the Peace which Grows within Me,
5: Om, Peace, Peace, Peace.
नमो ब्रह्मण्य देवाय गोब्राह्मण हिताय च ।
जगत् हिताय कृष्णाय गोविन्दाय नमो नमः ॥
Namo Brahmannya Devaaya Go-Braahmanna Hitaaya Ca |
Jagat Hitaaya Krssnnaaya Govindaaya Namo Namah ||
1: Salutations to the Lord Who is of the Nature of Supreme Consciousness, and the Friend and Benefactor of the Cows and the Brahmins,
2: Salutations to the Lord Who is the Friend and Benefactor of the Whole World; Salutations to Sri Krishna; Salutations to Sri Govinda; Salutations, Salutations to Him again and again.
ॐ स्वस्ति न इन्द्रो वृद्धश्रवाः । स्वस्ति नः पूषा विश्ववेदाः ।
स्वस्ति नस्ताक्षर्यो अरिष्टनेमिः । स्वस्ति नो वृहस्पतिर्दधातु ॥
ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः ॥
Svasti Na Indro Vrddha-Shravaah | Svasti Nah Puussaa Vishva-Vedaah |
Svasti Nas-Taakssaryo Arisstta-Nemih |Svasti No Vrhaspatir-Dadhaatu ||
Om Shaantih Shaantih Shaantih ||
1: May Lord Indra of Great Fame increase our Well-Being and Prosperity, May Lord Pusha, who is All-Knowing, bless us with Well-Being and Prosperity,
2: May Lord Taakssarya (Garuda), who is the Protector, bless us with Well-Being and Prosperity, May Lord Brihaspati also Bless us with Well-Being and Prosperity,
3: Om Peace, Peace, Peace.
ॐ सह नाववतु । सह नौ भुनक्तु । सह वीर्यं करवावहै ।
तेजस्वि नावधीतमस्तु मा विद्विषावहै ।ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः ॥
Om Saha Nau-Avatu | Saha Nau Bhunaktu | Saha Viiryam Karavaavahai | Tejasvi Nau-Adhiitam-Astu Maa Vidvissaavahai |Om Shaantih Shaantih Shaantih ||
1: Om, May God Protect us Both (the Teacher and the Student), May God Nourish us Both,
2: May we Work Together with Energy and Vigour, May our Study be Enlightening and not give rise to Hostility, Om, Peace, Peace, Peace.
ॐ सर्वे भवन्तु सुखिनः सर्वे सन्तु निरामयाः ।
सर्वे भद्राणि पश्यन्तु मा कश्चिद्दुःखभाग्भवेत् ।
ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः ॥
Om Sarve Bhavantu Sukhinah Sarve Santu Nir-Aamayaah |
Sarve Bhadraanni Pashyantu Maa Kashcid-Duhkha-Bhaag-Bhavet |
Om Shaantih Shaantih Shaantih ||
1: Om, May All become Happy, May All be Free from Illness.
2: May All See what is Auspicious, May no one Suffer.
3: Om Peace, Peace, Peace.
मूकं करोति वाचालं पङ्गुं लङ्घयते गिरिं ।
यत्कृपा तमहं वन्दे परमानन्द माधवम् ॥
Muukam Karoti Vaacaalam Panggum Langghayate Girim |
Yat-Krpaa Tamaham Vande Param-Aananda Maadhavam ||
1: (I Remember with Devotion the Divine Grace of Krishna Who can make the) Dumb speak with Eloquence and the Lame cross high Mountains,
2: I Remember and Extol that Grace which flows from the Supreme Bliss manifestation of Madhava.
ॐ भूर्भुवः स्वः तत्सवितुर्वरेण्यं।
भर्गो देवस्य धीमहि धियो यो नः प्रचोदयात् ॥
Om Bhuur-Bhuvah Svah Tat-Savitur-Varennyam|
Bhargo Devasya Dhiimahi Dhiyo Yo Nah Pracodayaat ||
1: Om, that (Divine Illumination) which Pervades the Bhu Loka (Physical Plane), Bhuvar Loka (Antariksha Loka or the Astral Plane) and Suvar Loka (Swarga Loka or the Celestial Plane), That Savitr (Divine Illumination) which is the Most Adorable, On that Divine Radiance we Meditate, May that Enlighten Our Intellect and Awaken our Spiritual Wisdom.
गुरुर्ब्रह्मा गुरुर्विष्णुर्गुरुर्देवो महेश्वरः ।
गुरुरेव परं ब्रह्म तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः ॥१॥
Gurur-Brahmaa Gurur-Vissnnur-Gururdevo Maheshvarah |
Gurure[-I]va Param Brahma Tasmai Shrii-Gurave Namah ||1||
1: The Guru is Brahma, the Guru is Vishnu, the Guru Deva is Maheswara (Shiva),
2: The Guru is Verily the Para-Brahman (Supreme Brahman); Salutations to that Guru.
कायेन वाचा मनसेन्द्रियैर्वा बुद्ध्यात्मना वा प्रकृतेः स्वभावात् ।
करोमि यद्यत्सकलं परस्मै गुरुवरायेति समर्पयामि ॥
Kaayena Vaacaa Manase[a-I]ndriyairvaa Buddhy[i]-Aatmanaa Vaa Prakrteh Svabhaavaat |
Karomi Yad-Yat-Sakalam Parasmai Guru-Varaayeti Samarpayaami ||
1: Whatever I do with the Body, Speech, Mind or the Sense Organs, Either by discrimination of the Intellect, or by the deeper feelings of the Heart, or by the existing Tendencies of the Mind,
2: I Do them All (i.e. Whatever work is to be done) without Ownership, And I Surrender them to the Supreme Guru.
या कुन्देन्दुतुषारहारधवला या शुभ्रवस्त्रावृता
या वीणावरदण्डमण्डितकरा या श्वेतपद्मासना ।
या ब्रह्माच्युतशंकरप्रभृतिभिर्देवैः सदा पूजिता
सा मां पातु सरस्वति भगवती निःशेषजाड्यापहा ॥१॥
Yaa Kunde[a-I]ndu-Tussaara-Haara-Dhavalaa Yaa Shubhra-Vastra-[A]avrtaa
Yaa Viinnaa-Vara-Danndda-Mannddita-Karaa Yaa Shveta-Padma-[A]asanaa |
Yaa Brahma-Acyuta-Shankara-Prabhrtibhir-Devaih Sadaa Puujitaa
Saa Maam Paatu Sarasvati Bhagavatii Nihshessa-Jaaddya-Apahaa ||1||
1: (Salutations to Devi Saraswati) Who is Pure White like Jasmine, with the Coolness of Moon, Brightness of Snow and Shine like the Garland of Pearls; and Who is Covered with Pure White Garments,
2: Whose Hands are Adorned with Veena (a stringed musical instrument) and the Boon-Giving Staff; And Who is Seated on Pure White Lotus,
3: Who is Always Adored by Lord Brahma, Lord Acyuta (Lord Vishnu), Lord Shankara and Other Devas,
4: O Goddess Saraswati, Please Protect me and Remove my Ignorance completely.
वक्रतुण्ड महाकाय सूर्यकोटि समप्रभ
निर्विघ्नं कुरु मे देव सर्वकार्येषु सर्वदा
ॐ तत्पुरुषाय विद्महे वक्रतुण्डाय धीमहि। तन्नो दन्ती प्रचोदयात्॥
Vakra-Tunndda Maha-Kaaya Suurya-Kotti Samaprabha
Nirvighnam Kuru Me Deva Sarva-Kaaryessu Sarvadaa
Om Tatpurussaaya Vidmahe Vakratunddaaya Dhiimahi | Tanno Dantii Pracodayaat ||
1: O Lord Ganesha, of Curved Trunk, Large Body, and with the Brilliance of a Million Suns,
2: Please Make all my Works Free of Obstacles, Always.
जयन्ती मङ्गला काली भद्रकाली कपालिनी ।
दुर्गा शिवा क्षमा धात्री स्वाहा स्वधा नमोऽस्तु ते ||
Jayantii Manggalaa Kaalii Bhadrakaalii Kapaalinii |
Durgaa Shivaa Kssamaa Dhaatrii Svaahaa Svadhaa Namostu Te ||
1: Salutations to the Ever-Victorious and Ever-Auspicious Devi Kali, Salutations to Devi Bhadrakali Who Wear a Garland of Skulls,
2: Salutations to Devi Durga, the Ever-Auspicious One, and One with Shiva (as His Consort), Who is the embodiment of Forbearance and Supporter of All Beings; Who is Swaha (the cosmic being to whom the individual being is surrendered) and Swadha (the cosmic being to whom the sacrificial offering goes); Salutations to You.
सर्वमङ्गलमाङ्गल्ये शिवे सर्वार्थसाधिके ।
शरण्ये त्र्यम्बके गौरि नारायणि नमोऽस्तु ते ॥
Sarva-Manggala-Maanggalye Shive Sarvaartha-Saadhike |
Sharannye Trya[i-A]mbake Gauri Naaraayanni Namo[ah-A]stu Te ||
1: (Salutations to You O Narayani) Who is the Auspiciousness in All the Auspicious, Auspiciousness Herself, Complete with All the Auspicious Attributes, and Who fulfills All the Objectives of the Devotees (Purusharthas - Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha),
2: Who is the Giver of Refuge, With Three Eyes and a Shining Face; Salutations to You O Narayani.
शान्ताकारं भुजगशयनं पद्मनाभं सुरेशं
विश्वाधारं गगनसदृशं मेघवर्ण शुभाङ्गम् ।
लक्ष्मीकान्तं कमलनयनं योगिभिर्ध्यानगम्यम्
वन्दे विष्णुं भवभयहरं सर्वलोकैकनाथम् ॥
Shaanta-Aakaaram Bhujaga-Shayanam Padma-Naabham Sura-Iisham
Vishva-Aadhaaram Gagana-Sadrsham Megha-Varnna Shubha-Anggam|
Lakssmii-Kaantam Kamala-Nayanam Yogibhir-Dhyaana-Gamyam
Vande Vissnnum Bhava-Bhaya-Haram Sarva-Loka-Eka-Naatham ||
1: (Salutations to Sri Vishnu) Who has a Serene Appearance, Who Rests on a Serpent (Adisesha), Who has a Lotus on His Navel and Who is the Lord of the Devas,
2: Who Sustains the Universe, Who is Boundless and Infinite like the Sky, Whose Colour is like the Cloud (Bluish) and Who has a Beautiful and Auspicious Body,
3: Who is the Husband of Devi Lakshmi, Whose Eyes are like Lotus and Who is Attainable to the Yogis by Meditation,
4: Salutations to That Vishnu Who Removes the Fear of Worldly Existence and Who is the Lord of All the Lokas.
सौराष्ट्रे सोमनाथं च श्रीशैले मल्लिकार्जुनम् ।
उज्जयिन्यां महाकालम्_ॐकारममलेश्वरम् ॥१॥
Saurastre Somanatham Ca Shrishaile Mallikarjunam |
Ujjayinyaam Mahakalam-Omkaara-Mamaleshvaram ||1||
1.1: At Saurashtra is the Somanatha Jyotirlinga and at Srishaila is the Mallikarjuna Jyotirlinga,
1.2: At Ujjayini is the Mahakala (Mahakaleshwar) Jyotirlinga and at Omkara (Omkareshwara) is the Mamaleshwara Jyotirlinga,
परल्यां वैद्यनाथं च डाकिन्यां भीमाशंकरम् ।
सेतुबंधे तु रामेशं नागेशं दारुकावने ॥२॥
Paralyam Vaidyanatham Ca Dakinyam Bhimashankaram |
Setubandhe Tu Ramesham Nagesham Darukavane ||2||
2.1: At Parli is the Vaidyanatha Jyotirlinga and at Dakini is the Bhimashankara Jyptirlinga,
2.2: At Setubandha is the Ramesha (Rameshwaram) Jyotirlinga and at Darukavana is the Nagesha (Nageshwara) Jyotirlinga,
वाराणस्यां तु विश्वेशं त्र्यंबकं गौतमीतटे ।
हिमालये तु केदारम् घुश्मेशं च शिवालये ॥३॥
Varanasyam Tu Vishvesham Tryambakam Gautami-tatte |
Himaalaye Tu Kedaaram Ghushmesham Ca Shivaalaye ||3||
3.1: At Varanasi is the Vishwesha (Vishwanath) Jyotirlinga, and at the bank of river Gautami (Godavari) is the Tryambaka (Tryambakeshwara) Jyotirlinga,
3.2: At Himalaya is the Kedara (Kedarnath) Jyotirlinga, and at Shivalaya is the Ghushmesha (Grishneshwara) Jyotirlinga,
एतानि ज्योतिर्लिङ्गानि सायं प्रातः पठेन्नरः ।
सप्तजन्मकृतं पापं स्मरणेन विनश्यति ॥४॥
Etaani Jyotirlingani Sayam Pratah Patthen-Narah |
Sapta-Janma-Krtam Papam Smarannena Vinashyati ||4||
4.1: These Jyotirlingas, those persons who recites (i.e. meditates upon) during the Evenings and Mornings, ...
4.2: ... (These Jyotirlingas) will destroy by rememberance, the sins committed during the seven births.
कर्पूरगौरं करुणावतारं संसारसारम् भुजगेन्द्रहारम् ।
सदावसन्तं हृदयारविन्दे भवं भवानीसहितं नमामि ॥
Karpuura-Gauram Karunna-Avataaram Samsaara-Saaram Bhujage[a-I]ndra-Haaram |
Sadaa-Vasantam Hrdaya-Aravinde Bhavam Bhavaanii-Sahitam Namaami ||
1: Pure White like Camphor, an Incarnation of Compassion, The Essence of Worldly Existence, Whose Garland is the King of Serpents,
2: Always Dwelling inside the Lotus of the Heart. I Bow to Shiva and Shakti Together.
ॐ त्र्यम्बकं यजामहे सुगन्धिं पुष्टिवर्धनम्
उर्वारुकमिव बन्धनान् मृत्योर्मुक्षीय मामृतात् ॥
Om Try-Ambakam Yajaamahe Sugandhim Pusstti-Vardhanam
Urvaarukam-Iva Bandhanaan Mrtyor-Mukssiiya Maa-[A]mrtaat ||
1: Om, We Worship the Three-Eyed One (Lord Shiva), Who is Fragrant (Spiritual Essence) and Who Nourishes all beings.
2: May He severe our Bondage of Samsara (Worldly Life), like a Cucumber (severed from the bondage of its Creeper), and thus Liberate us from the Fear of Death, by making us realize that we are never separated from our Immortal Nature.
नागेन्द्रहाराय त्रिलोचनाय भस्माङ्गरागाय महेश्वराय ।
नित्याय शुद्धाय दिगम्बराय तस्मै नकाराय नमः शिवाय ॥१॥
Naagendra-Haaraaya Tri-Locanaaya Bhasma-Angga-Raagaaya Mahe[a-Ii]shvaraaya |
Nityaaya Shuddhaaya Dig-Ambaraaya Tasmai Nakaaraaya Namah Shivaaya ||1||
1.1: (Salutations to Him) Who has the King of Snakes as His Garland and Who has Three Eyes, Whose Body is Smeared with Sacred Ashes and Who is the Great Lord,
1.2: Who is Eternal, Who is ever Pure and Who has the Four Directions as His Clothes, ( signifying that He is ever Free ),Salutations to that Shiva, Who is represented by syllable "Na", The first syllable of the Panchakshara mantra "Na-Ma-Shi-Va-Ya".
मन्दाकिनीसलिलचन्दनचर्चिताय नन्दीश्वरप्रमथनाथमहेश्वराय ।
मन्दारपुष्पबहुपुष्पसुपूजिताय तस्मै मकाराय नमः शिवाय ॥२॥
Mandaakinii-Salila-Candana-Carcitaaya Nandi-Iishvara-Pramatha-Naatha-Mahe[a-Ii]shvaraaya |
Mandaara-Pusspa-Bahu-Pusspa-Su-Puujitaaya Tasmai Makaaraaya Namah Shivaaya ||2||
2.1: (Salutations to Him) Who is Worshipped with Water from the River Mandakini and Smeared with Sandal Paste, Who is the Lord of Nandi and of the Ghosts and Goblins, the Great Lord,
2.2: Who is Worshipped with Mandara and Many Other Flowers, Salutations to that Shiva, Who is represented by syllable "Ma", The second syllable of the Panchakshara mantra "Na-Ma-Shi-Va-Ya".
शिवाय गौरीवदनाब्जवृन्दसूर्याय दक्षाध्वरनाशकाय ।
श्रीनीलकण्ठाय वृषध्वजाय तस्मै शिकाराय नमः शिवाय ॥३॥
Shivaaya Gaurii-Vadana-Abja-Vrnda-Suuryaaya Dakssa-Adhvara-Naashakaaya |
Shrii-Niilakanntthaaya Vrssa-Dhvajaaya Tasmai Shikaaraaya Namah Shivaaya ||3||
3.1: (Salutations to Him) Who is Auspicious and Who is like the Sun Causing the Lotus-Face of Gauri (Devi Parvati) to Blossom, Who is the Destroyer of the Sacrifice (Yajna) of Daksha,
3.2: Who has a Blue Throat and has a Bull as His Emblem, Salutations to that Shiva, Who is represented by syllable "Shi", The third syllable of the Panchakshara mantra "Na-Ma-Shi-Va-Ya".
चन्द्रार्कवैश्वानरलोचनाय तस्मै वकाराय नमः शिवाय ॥४॥
Candra-Aarka-Vaishvaanara-Locanaaya Tasmai Vakaaraaya Namah Shivaaya ||4||
4.1: (Salutations to Him) Who is Worshipped by the Best and most Respected Sages like Vashistha, Agastya and Gautama and also by the Gods and Who is the Crown of the Universe,
4.2: (Salutations to Him) Who has the Chandra (Moon), Surya (Sun) and Agni (Fire) as His Three Eyes, Salutations to that Shiva, Who is represented by syllable "Va", The fourth syllable of the Panchakshara mantra "Na-Ma-Shi-Va-Ya".
यज्ञस्वरूपाय जटाधराय पिनाकहस्ताय सनातनाय ।
दिव्याय देवाय दिगम्बराय तस्मै यकाराय नमः शिवाय ॥५॥
Yajnya-Svaruupaaya Jattaa-Dharaaya Pinaaka-Hastaaya Sanaatanaaya |
Divyaaya Devaaya Dig-Ambaraaya Tasmai Yakaaraaya Namah Shivaaya ||5||
5.1: (Salutations to Him) Who is the Embodiment of Yajna (Sacrifice) and Who has Matted Hairs, Who has the Trident in His Hand and Who is Eternal,
5.2: Who is Divine, Who is the Shining One and Who has the Four Directions as His Clothes (signifying that He is ever Free, Salutations to that Shiva, Who is represented by syllable "Ya", The fifth syllable of the Panchakshara mantra "Na-Ma-Shi-Va-Ya".
पञ्चाक्षरमिदं पुण्यं यः पठेच्छिवसंनिधौ ।
शिवलोकमावाप्नोति शिवेन सह मोदते ॥६॥
Pan.caakssaram-Idam Punnyam Yah Patthe-Shiva-Samnidhau |
Shivalokam-Aavaapnoti Shivena Saha Modate ||6||
6.1: Whoever Recites this Panchakshara (hymn in praise of the five syllables of Na-Ma-Shi-Va-Ya) near Shiva (Lingam),
6.2: Will Attain the Abode of Shiva and enjoy His Bliss.
आदिदेव नमस्तुभ्यं प्रसीद मम भास्कर ।
दिवाकर नमस्तुभ्यं प्रभाकर नमोऽस्तु ते ॥१॥
Aadi-Deva Namastubhyam Prasiida Mama Bhaaskara |
Divaakara Namastubhyam Prabhaakara Namostu Te ||1||
1: (Salutations to Sri Suryadeva) My Salutations to You O Adideva (the first God), Please be gracious to me O Bhaskara (the Shining One),
2: My Salutations to You, O Divakara (the maker of the Day), and again Salutations to You, O Prabhakara (the maker of Light).
कराग्रे वसते लक्ष्मिः करमध्ये सरस्वति ।
करमूले तु गोविन्दः प्रभाते करदर्शनम् ॥
Karaagre Vasate Lakssmih Karamadhye Sarasvati |
Karamuule Tu Govindah Prabhaate Karadarshanam ||
1: At the Top of the Hand (i.e. Palm) Dwell Devi Lakshmi and at the Middle of the Hand Dwell Devi Saraswati,
2: At the Base of the Hand Dwell Sri Govinda; Therefore one should Look at one's Hands in the Early Morning and contemplate on Them.
समुद्रवसने देवि पर्वतस्तनमण्डले ।
विष्णुपत्नि नमस्तुभ्यं पादस्पर्शं क्षमस्वमे ॥
Samudra-Vasane Devi Parvata-Stana-Mannddale |
Vissnnu-Patni Namastubhyam Paada-sparsham Kssama-Svame ||
1: (Oh Mother Earth) The Devi Who is having Ocean as Her Garments and Mountains as Her Bosom,
2: Who is the Consort of Sri Vishnu, I Bow to You; Please Forgive Us for Touching You with Our Feet.
गङ्गेच यमुने चैव गोदावरी सरस्वति ।
नर्मदा सिन्धु कावेरी जलेऽस्मिन् संनिधिं कुरु ॥
Gangge-Ca Yamune Ca-Iva Godaavarii Sarasvati |
Narmadaa Sindhu Kaaverii Jale[a-A]smin Samnidhim Kuru ||
1: O Holy Rivers Ganga and Yamuna, and also Godavari, Saraswati,
2: Narmada, Sindhu and Kaveri; Please be Present in this Water Near Me (and make it Holy).
अच्युतं केशवं रामनारायणं कृष्णदामोदरं वासुदेवं हरिम् ।
श्रीधरं माधवं गोपिकावल्लभं जानकीनायकं रामचंद्रं भजे ॥
Acyutam Keshavam Raama-Naaraayannam Krssnna-Daamodaram Vaasudevam Harim |
Shrii-Dharam Maadhavam Gopikaa-Vallabham Jaanakii-Naayakam Raamacamdram Bhaje ||
1: I Salute You O Acyuta (the Infallible One), I Salute You O Keshava (Who nominates and Controls everyone, Who has beautiful Hair and Who killed the demon Keshi), I Salute You O Rama the Incarnation of Narayana (Who is without any blemish), I Salute You O Krishna (Who attracts others by His Divine Attributes and Beauty) Who is known as Damodara (Who was tied by Mother Yashoda around the waist) , I Salute You O Vasudeva (Son of Vasudeva), I Salute You O Hari (Who takes away the Sins, Who Receives the Offerings of the Yajna),
2: I Salute You O Sridhara (Who Bears Sri on His Chest), I Salute You O Madhava (Consort of Mahalakshmi), I Salute You Who was the Most Beloved of the Gopikas (the Cowherd Girls of Vrindavana) and I Salute You O Ramachandra the Lord of Janaki.
ब्रह्मा मुरारिस्त्रिपुरान्तकारी भानुः शशी भूमिसुतो बुधश्च ।
गुरुश्च शुक्रः शनिराहुकेतवः कुर्वन्तु सर्वे मम सुप्रभातम् ॥१॥
Brahmaa Muraaris-Tripuraantakaarii Bhaanuh Shashii Bhuumisuto Budhash-Ca |
Gurush-Ca Shukrah Shani-Raahu-Ketavah Kurvantu Sarve Mama Suprabhaatam ||1||
1: (In the early morning I remember) The Devas Brahma, Murari (The enemy of demon Mura, refers to Sri Krishna or Vishnu) and Tripurantakari (The One Who has brought an end to Tripurasuras, refers to Sri Shiva), The Planets Bhanu (The Sun), Shashi (The Moon), Bumisuta (Mars) and Budha (Mercury),
2: Guru (Jupiter), Shukra (Venus), Shani (Saturn), Rahu and Ketu, May all of them make my Morning Auspicious.
दीपज्योतिः परब्रह्म दीपज्योतिर्जनार्दनः ।
दीपो हरतु मे पापं दीपज्योतिर्नमोऽस्तुते ॥
Diipa-Jyotih Para-Brahma Diipa-Jyotir-Janaardanah |
Diipo Haratu Me Paapam Diipa-Jyotir-Namostute ||
1: (Salutations to the Light of the Lamp) The Light of the Lamp represents the Supreme Brahman, the Light of the Lamp represents Janardhana (Sri Vishnu),
2: Let the Light of the Lamp Remove My Sins; Salutations to the Light of the Lamp.
शुभं करोति कल्याणमारोग्यं धनसंपदा ।
शत्रुबुद्धिविनाशाय दीपज्योतिर्नमोऽस्तुते ॥
Shubham Karoti Kalyaannam-Aarogyam Dhana-Sampadaa |
Shatru-Buddhi-Vinaashaaya Diipa-Jyotir-Namostute ||
1: (Salutations to the Light of the Lamp) Which Brings Auspiciousness, Health and Prosperity, 2: Which Destroys Inimical Feelings; Salutations to the Light of the Lamp.
त्वमेव माता च पिता त्वमेव । त्वमेव बन्धुश्च सखा त्वमेव ।
त्वमेव विद्या द्रविणम् त्वमेव । त्वमेव सर्वम् मम देव देव ॥
Tvam-Eva Maataa Ca Pitaa Tvam-Eva | Tvam-Eva Bandhush-Ca Sakhaa Tvam-Eva |
Tvam-Eva Viidyaa Dravinnam Tvam-Eva | Tvam-Eva Sarvam Mama Deva Deva ||
1: You Truly are my Mother And You Truly are my Father. You Truly are my Relative And You Truly are my Friend.
2: You Truly are my Knowledge and You Truly are my Wealth. You Truly are my All, My God of Gods.
करारविन्देन पदारविन्दं मुखारविन्दे विनिवेशयन्तम् ।
वटस्य पत्रस्य पुटे शयानं बालं मुकुन्दं मनसा स्मारामि ॥१॥
Kara-Aravindena Pada-Aravindam Mukha-Aravinde Vi-Niveshay-Antam |
Vattasya Patrasya Putte Shayaanam Baalam Mukundam Manasaa Smaaraami ||1||
1: (My Mind Remembers that Beautiful Bala Mukundam) Who with His Lotus like Hands holds His Lotus like Feet, and Puts the Toe in His Lotus like Mouth,
2: He Rests on the Fold of the Banyan Leaf, My Mind Remembers that Beautiful Bala Mukundam.
1) BAPS Hindu Temple
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2) Gayatri Temple
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3) Brahma Premananda
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4) Balaji Temple
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5) ISKCON Temple (Vedic Centre)
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6) GURU Dwara Sahib
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7) Oregon Buddhist Temple
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आदिदेव नमस्तुभ्यं प्रसीद मम भास्कर । दिवाकर नमस्तुभ्यं प्रभाकर नमोऽस्तु ते ॥१॥
Surya Puja is a divine boon for those who face problems, hurdles and misfortune in their lives. Worship of Sun is beneficial when people get stuck, no matter how hard working, honest and intelligent they are good luck seems to ignore them. People who aspire for sound health, prosperity, good eyesight, strength and courage, success, cure of chronic diseases like leprosy, heart ailment, nervous weakness, asthma etc. should worship the Sun. This planet is known for his Power, strength and glory. An ill-placed Sun could also lead to difficulties in health, relating to heart or blood pressure/ blood circulation. In such a case, it is advisable to recite Surya Japa or Dhyan Mantra. After planning to perform the Surya Puja, one should wear clean red clothes on Sunday and offer lotus flower to the God, facing the east direction. People keep fast on Sundays in the name of Surya Narain or the Sun God. They take food only once a day, generally fruit, before sun-set. Saltish and fried items are avoided. It is believed that a fast on a Sunday saves one from skin diseases like leprosy, ringworm, and eye sores. Sun God is worshipped with red sandalwood and red flowers
Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra
OM Triyambakam Yajamahé Sugandhim Pushtivardhanam
Urvarukamiva Bandhanan Mrityormukshiya Maamritat
ॐ त्र्यम्बकं यजामहे सुगन्धिं पुष्टिवर्धनम् उर्वारुकमिव बन्धनान् मृत्योर्मुक्षीय मामृतात्
Somvar Vrat, or Monday Fasting, is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Somvar takes its name from Soma or Chandra – the Hindu moon god. Fasting on the day is done by many to appease Lord Shiva and get prayers and wishes fulfilled. It is believed that observing Somavar Vrat will help in getting good husbands. It is also believed to help in attaining prosperity and peaceful family life. Somavar Vrat begins from sunrise on Monday. Usually those devotees observing the Vrat visit a Lord Shiva temple in the morning and in the evening. If this is not possible prayers are offered at home. White color dress is worn by those observing the fast. White flowers are also offered to the Shivling. A single meal is taken on the day after midday. Those observing partial fast take fruits or Sabudana Khichadi. In the evening a story related to Somavar Vrat is listened to or read by those observing the fast. Apart from white flowers, people also offer Bilva leaves or Bil patra while doing the puja. The mantra that is chanted is Om Namah Shivaya The fast ends on the next day morning after usual prayers and rituals. When Amavasi, or no moon day, falls on Monday it is considered highly auspicious and the day is known as Somvati Amavas. Mondays in Shravan month (July – August) in North India, Gujarat and Maharashtra is considered highly auspicious. Special pujas are offered to Lord Shiva on Mondays in temples and homes.
मनोजवं मारुततुल्यवेगं जितेन्द्रियं बुद्धिमतां वरिष्ठ ।
वातात्मजं वानरयूथमुख्यं श्रीरामदूतं शरणं प्रपद्ये ।
ॐ रामदूताय विध्महे वायुपुत्राय धीमहि। तन्नो हनुमत् प्रचोदयात् ॥
In Hinduism, each day in a week is dedicated to a particular deity in the Hindu pantheon. Tuesday or Mangalvar is dedicated to Lord Hanuman. Upvaas (fasting) on the day is dedicated to Hanuman and Mangal or Mars. Mangalwar, Tuesday, takes its name from the god Mangal or Mars who rules the day and is considered to be a trouble maker, and the fast is to ward off the harmful effects. Red is the preferred color on the day. It must be noted here that the Hanuman might not be worshipped on Tuesday in all regions. Some communities might be worshipping some other deity. For example, in South India the day is dedicated to Skanda or Muruga or Kartikeya (Kartik). But generally Tuesday is dedicated to Hanuman. Mangalvar Vrat is observed by those couples who wish to have a son. Other benefits include happiness in the family. People who believe in astrology observe fast to alleviate the harmful effects associated with the planet mangal or mars. Those who undertake the fast on Tuesdays only take a single meal. It is a whole day fast. The single meal on the day is usually any food made of wheat and jaggery. Most people observe the fast for 21 Tuesdays without a break. People wear red colored clothes on the day and offer red flowers to Lord Hanuman. It is believed that Lord Hanuman will help his devotees in overcoming difficulties in life especially those that arises from the activities of Mangal grah
BUDH or MERCURY is considered as the greatest among the wisest. It is the closest planet to sun and it is the smallest in the solar system. This Devata bestows wisdom and wealth etc. on his devotees. A prayer to Him, especially on Wednesdays brings in manifold benefits like removal of all obstacles, helps one to get a progeny, possession of fertile lands etc. People fast on Wednesdays as this brings the benefits associated with planet Mercury or Budh. These benefits include growth of business and a happy and peaceful home life. Mercury grants intelligence, good judgment and wit. He also bestows success in education, harmonious relationships and success in artistic ventures. Green is the color of this day and emerald is the stone associated with Mercury. The Wednesday fast involves having a single meal in the day, which is the afternoon meal. Mercury is connected with brainpower and mental acumen. The Wednesday fast helps by making the devotee wise and intelligent. Mercury can also bestow prosperity. Observing this fast removes problems from life and brings good fortune and happiness.
ॐ नमः शिवाय
कर्पूरगौरं करुणावतारं संसारसारम् भुजगेन्द्रहारम् । सदावसन्तं हृदयारविन्दे भवं भवानीसहितं नमामि
In the solar system, Guru, Brihaspathi or Jupiter as his popularly known occupies the second largest position after the Sun. Jupiter is revered as celestial preceptor of the Gods. Worship of Bhraspati or Guru (JUPITER) Devata results in a cure from ailments affecting the stomach and helps one to ward off his/her sins, helps him/her in gaining strength, valor, longevity etc. He grants the boon of father-hood to the childless, good education. Thursdays are considered to be the best day for the worship of Jupiter. The katha(story) which is recited by the devotee, who is fasting and praying to Bhraspati Dev on Thursdays.
सर्वमङ्गलमाङ्गल्ये शिवे सर्वार्थसाधिके । शरण्ये त्र्यम्बके गौरि नारायणि नमोऽस्तु ते ॥
This fast is observed in many forms and for many benefits. It may be observed for the propitiation of the planet Shukra (Venus), and to ensure longetivity of the son, peace of mind and harmony in the family. It is also observed in the honor of goddess of white raiment's. It is a very popular fast, and is generally observed by the ladies to please goddess Santoshi Mata. Santoshi Maa is an other form of Parvati or Durga.The devotees wear white clothes on this day and eat white food, like kheer, only once at night. Sour dishes are avoided
ऊँ नीलांजनसमाभासं रविपुत्रं यमाग्रजम्। छायामार्तण्डसम्भूतं तं नमामि शनैश्चरम्।
Shanivar (Saturday) is dedicated to Shani Devta(Saturn). The Saturday fast keeps away all the hurdles and misfortunes. Saturn sits in a mirror chariot, yoked with eight black horses. The recitation of Shani Chalisa is also beneficial. On this day the devotees worship Saturn idol made of iron. Black flowers, black sesame seeds (til,). Horse bean (Black urada) and black clothes are used for worship. Black articles and Mustard oil are given in donation.Devotees also feed ants with whole wheat flour.
Ahoi Ashtami fasting is done about 8 days before Diwali on Krishna Paksha Ashtami. According to Purnimant calendar followed in North India it falls during the month of Kartik and according to Amanta calendar followed in Gujarat, Maharashtra and other southern states it falls during the month of Ashwin. However it is only name of the month which differs and the fasting of Ahoi Ashtami is done on the same day. The fasting and Puja on Ahoi Ashtami is dedicated to Mata Ahoi or Goddess Ahoi. She is worshipped by women for the well-being and long life of their children. This day is also known as Ahoi Aathe because fasting for Ahoi Ashtami is done during Ashtami Tithi which is the eighth day of the lunar month. On Ahoi Ashtami mothers hold a fast from dawn to dusk for the well-being of their sons. Fast is broken during twilight after sighting stars in the sky. In some regions women break the fast after sighting the moon but it might be difficult to follow as the moon rises late in the night on the day of Ahoi Ashtami.
Karwa Chauth fasting is done during Krishna Paksha Chaturthi in the Hindu month of Kartik and according to Amanta calendar followed in Gujarat, Maharashtra and Southern India it is Ashwin month which is current during Karwa Chauth. However, it is just the name of the month which differs and in all states Karwa Chauth is observed on the same day. Karwa Chauth coincides with Sankashti Chaturthi a fasting day observed for Lord Ganesha. The fasting of Karwa Chauth and its rituals are observed by married women for the long life of their husband. Married women worship Lord Shiva and His family including Lord Ganesha and break the fast only after sighting and making the offerings to the moon. The fasting of Karwa Chauth is strict and observed without taking any food or even a drop of water after sunrise till the sighting of the moon in the night. Karwa Chauth day is also known as Karak Chaturthi (करक चतुर्थी). Karwa or Karak refers to the earthen pot through which water offering, known as Argha (अर्घ), is made to the moon. Karwa is very significant during Puja and it is also given as Dan to the Brahmin or any eligible woman.
Pradosh Vrat, which is also known as Pradosham in South India, is observed to seek blessings of Lord Shiva.
Pradosh Vrat is observed on both Trayodashi Tithis, i.e. Shukla Paksha Trayodashi and Krishna Paksha Trayodashi, in lunar month. Some people distinguish between Shukla and Krishna Paksha Pradosham.
Monday: Pradosham of this day is also known as Soma Pradosham. This Pradosh helps to attain good health and fulfills one's desires and wishes.
Tuesday: Also known as Bhauma Pradosham, this Pradosham provides relief from diseases and improves the financial condition.
Wednesday: Pradosh of Wednesday is fruitful to gain wisdom, knowledge and blesses the childless couples with child.
Thursday: It is also known as Guru Pradosham. Guru Pradosham helps in surpassing the opponents and enemies.
Saturday: Pradosha of Saturday is known as Maha Pradosham or Shani Pradosham. It is observed by the couples for a harmonious conjugal life.
1 The word Pradosham means eliminating the sins or Doshas.
2 Duration of Pradosham (Pradosh Kaal) is 2 hours 24 minutes after the sunset.
3 Pradosh Kaal varies from region to region.
4 Pradosham Kaal is an opportunity to overcome the bad deeds or Karmas.
ॐ श्री महालक्ष्म्यै च विद्महे विष्णु पत्न्यै च धीमहि तन्नो लक्ष्मी प्रचोदयात् ॐ॥
ॐ श्रीं ह्रीं श्रीं कमले कमलालये प्रसीद प्रसीद ॐ श्रीं ह्रीं श्रीं महालक्ष्मयै नम:॥
ॐ ह्रीं श्रीं लक्ष्मीभयो नमः॥
Mahalakshmi Vrat begins on Shukla Ashtami during Bhadrapada month which comes after four days of Ganesha Chaturthi. Mahalakshmi Vrat is observed for sixteen consecutive days which ends on Krishna Ashtami during Ashwin month (as per Purnimanta calendar followed in North India). Depending on leaped and skipped Tithi during fasting period, total fasting days might reduce to fifteen days or might increase to seventeen days. The fasting is done to appease and seek blessing of Mahalakshmi, the Goddess of wealth and prosperity. Bhadrapada Shukla Ashtami is also observed as birth anniversary of Goddess Radha which is popularly known as Radha Ashtami. The day, when Mahalakshmi Vrat begins, is significant as this day coincides with Durva Ashtami Vrat when Durva grass is worshipped. The same day is also observed as Jyeshta Devi Puja which is performed for three consecutive days.