PRAYERS & SHOLKAS
shuklaambaradharaM devaM shashivarNaM chaturbhujam.h |
prasannavadanaM dhyaayet.h sarvavighnopashaantaye ||
Lord Ganesha, who wears a
white garment, who is all-pervading, who has a bright complexion, who has four
arms, who has an ever smiling face, upon that God, I meditate for removal of all
sarva ma.ngala maa.ngalye shive sarvaartha saadhike |
sharaNye tryaMbake gaurii naaraayaNii namostute ||
Adorations to Goddess who
is the auspiciousness of all that is auspicious, who is the consort of Lord
Shiva, who is the bestower of every desire of one's heart. Adorations to You O
Devi, I have taken refuge in you.
AUM bhuurbhuvaH svaH
bhargo devasya dhiimahi dhiyo yo naH prachodayaat.h ||
AUM. I adore the Thee who illuminates the three worlds -physical,
astral and causal; I offer my prayers to that God who shines like the Sun. May
He enlighten our intellect.
AUM puurNamadaH puurNamidaM puurNaat.h
puurNasya puurNamaadaaya puurNamevaavashishhyate ||
That is whole. This is whole. Out
of whole only whole comes.
Even after taking whole out of whole, that is whole which remains.
AUM Sarveshaam Swastir Bhavatu
Sarveshaam Shantir Bhavatu |
Sarveshaam purnam Bhavatu |
Sarveshaam Mangalam Bhavatu ||
AUM Shantih, Shantih, Shantih ||
May all be auspecious;
May all attain peace;
Let there be fullness and contentment all over;
May all be blessed.
AUM peace, peace, peace.
ASATO MAA SADGAMAYA
AUM asato maa sadgamaya |
tamaso maa jyotirgamaya |
mR^ityomaa.r amR^itaM gamaya ||
AUM shaa.ntiH shaa.ntiH shaa.ntiH ||
Lead me from the unreal to real;
Lead me from the darkness of ignorance to light of knowledge
Lead me from death to immortality.
Om Peace! Peace!! Peace!!
Gange cha Yamune chaiva Godavari
Narmade Sindhu Kaveri jalesmin sannidhim kuru |
In this water, I invoke
the presence of holy waters from the rivers Ganga, Yamuna, Godavari, Saraswati,
Narmada, Sindhu and Kaveri
brahmaarpaNaM brahma haviH
brahmaagnau brahmaNaa hutam.h |
brahmaiva tena gantavyaM brahmakarmasamaadhinaa ||
A process of offering is
Brahman, the oblation is Brahman, the instrument of offering is Brahman, the
fire to which the offering is made is also Brahman. For such a one who abides in
Brahman, by him alone Brahman is reached.
srI vakratu.nDa mahaakaaya
nirvighnaM kuru me deva sarvakaaryeshhu sarvadaa ||
O, Lord Ganesha of
the curved trunk and massive body; The one whose splendor is equal to millions
of Suns, Please bless me so that I do not face any obstacles in my endeavors.
DEVI UNIVERSAL MOTHER
yaa devii sarvabhuuteshhu maatR^irupeNa
yaa devii sarvabhuuteshhu shaktirupeNa sa.nsthitaH |
yaa devii sarvabhuuteshhu shaantirupeNa sa.nsthitaH |
namastasyaiH namastasyaiH namastasyaiH namo namaH ||
O mother, who is present
everywhere, who is embodiment of Universal Mother,
O mother, who is present everywhere, who is embodiment of Power and Energy,
O mother, who is present everywhere, who is embodiment of Peace,
I bow to thee, I bow to thee, I bow to thee.
sa.nsaarasaaraM bhujagendrahaaram.h |
sadaa vasantaM hR^idayaaravinde
bhavaM bhavaaniisahitaM namaami ||
kaayena vaachaa manasendriyairvaa
buddhyaatmanaa vaa prakR^iteH svabhaavaat.h .
karomi yad.hyad.h sakalaM parasmai |
naaraayaNaayeti samarpayaami ||
I dedicate everything to that Lord Narayana; whatever I perform with my
body, speech, mind, limbs, intellect or my inner self either intentionally or
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