Prayer Hymns from the Vedas
Rig Veda Hymns on 'One God'
---- Rig Veda - Verse --- I . 164 .46
They call Him (It) Indra, Mitra, Varuna, Agni; and
Aakaasat pathitham thoyam Yathaa gacchathi Saagaram |
Kaaye'na Vaachaa Manasendriyair Vaa
I dedicate to the supreme person Naarayanaa all that I do
Om ! Asatho' Maa Sath Gamaya
Om! Sahanaavavatu Sahanau Bhunaktu
May He, the Supreme Lord, protect us both,
Om ! Bhadram Karnebhih: Shrunuyaama Devaah:
O' Ye Gods ! May we hear with our ears only what is auspicious.
PRAYERS FOR ALL OCCASIONS
Gurur Bramha Gurur Vishnu
Guru is Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Maheswara
shriiman mahaa gaNaadhi pataye namaH .
Jaya Ganesha Jaya Ganesha Jaya Ganesha paahimaam
Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra
Om trayambakam yajaamahe sugandhim pushtivardhanam
Concluding Peace Chants
Sarveshaam swasti bhavatu, sarveshaam shaantir bhavatu,
Meditation On Lord Shiva
MEANING: I prostrate myself before the five-faced Lord of Parvati, who is adorned with various ornaments, who shines like the crystal jewel, who is seated peacefully in the lotus pose, with moon-crested crown, with three eyes, wearing trident, thunderbolt, sword and axe on the right side, who holds the serpent, noose, bell, damaru and spear on the left side, and who gives protection from all fear to His devotees.
Meditation On Sri Shankaracharya
MEANING: I meditate on Sri Shankaracharya who is seated in the lotus posture with Jnanamudra, who is calm, endowed with virtues like Yama, Niyama, etc., whose glory is as great as that of Lord Shiva, who wears the sacred ashes on the forehead, whose face resembles the blossomed lotus, with lotus-like eyes, possessing sacred books in hand, who is ever adored by people of high learning and wisdom, and who fulfils the desires of his devotees (who prostrate themselves before him).
Meditation On Lord Dattatreya
Maalaakamandalu dharah karapadmayugme
MEANING: I meditate on Lord Dattatreya, the son of Atri, who has six hands, who holds the rosary and water-vessel in two hands, with damaru and spear in the other two hands, and with conch and discus in the upper two hands.
Meditation On Lord Ganesha
MEANING: I worship the lotus feet of Ganesha, the son of Uma, the destroyer of all sorrows, who is served by the host of gods and elementals, and who takes the essence of the kapittha-jarnbu fruit (fruit resembling the bilwa fruit).
Meditation On Lord Subramanya
MEANING: I always take refuge in Lord Guha (Lord Subramanya) of six faces, who is of deep red colour and infinite knowledge, who has the divine peacock to ride on, the son of Lord Shiva and the leader of the army of the Devas.
His Mantra is: Om Namo Narayanaya
Suklambharadharam visnum sasi varnam caturbhujam
Meditation On Sri Krishna
Vamshee vibhooshita karaan navaneeradaabhaat
MEANING: I know not any other Reality than the lotus-eyed Krishna with hands adorned with flute, looking like a heavy-laden cloud in lustre, wearing a yellow silk garment, with His lower lip like a ruddy bimba fruit, and with face shining like the full moon.
Meditation On Sri Rama
MEANING: One should meditate on Sri Ramachandra, with hands reaching the knees, holding the bow and arrows, seated in the locked-up lotus posture, wearing a yellow garb, with eyes vying with the newly-blossomed lotus petals, with a pleasant gait, who has Sita seated on His left thigh, who is blue like the clouds, who is adorned with all kinds of ornaments and having a big circle of Jata on the head.
Mantra for a Child
This mantra may be recited for getting a son, or for childless couples, who want a child.
Devaki-sut Govinda Vasudeva Jagatpate
O Son of Devaki and Vasudeva, the Lord of the Universe
Mantra for Marriage
This is a mantra for girls who want to get married. They should say this mantra every day
Kaatyaayani Mahaamaayey Mahaa YoginyaDheeshwaree
O Katyaayani! MahaaMayey (Names of Ma the Mother Goddess) Supreme Lord of all great Yoginis, Make Shree Krishna, my husband Prostrations unto Thee.
Mantra to be chanted before you begin your studies:
My humble prostrations unto Thee, O Goddess Saraswati,
Mantra for Health
Om! Tryambakam Yajaamahe Sugandhim Pushtee Vardhanam
Om! We worship Lord Shiva (The 3-Eyed One) who is full of fragrance and who nourishes all beings; may He liberate me from death, bestow salvation and (lead me) towards Eternity (Make me immortal) just as the ripe cucumber is severed (from the creeper) of its bondage.
Mantra For Prosperity
Aayur dehee Dhanam Dehee
Give me long life
This is a mantra of Maheshwari. Maheshwari is the consort of Maheshwara, another name for Siva. It is said that Siva always grants the boons of those that pray to him or his consort.
Mantra for a Peaceful Life
Sarveshaam Svaastir Bhavatu
May Health abound forever
MANTRA for the FULFILLMENT OF DESIRES and RELEASE FROM BONDAGE
Om kaaram bindu samyuktam nityam dhyaayanti yoginah
The sages constantly meditate upon the sound of Om and its 'Bindu´ (dot) We offer our obeisance to the Divine sound of Om repeatedly,
MANTRA FOR DESTRUCTION OF EVIL AND REMOVAL OF MISERIES-KRISHNA
Krishnaaya Vaasudevaaya Haraye Paramaatmane
O Krishna! Son of Vaasudeva, You are the Supreme Lord, remover of miseries.
THE EPITOME OF DUTY.
Raamaaya Raamabhadraaya Raamachandraaya vedhase
I bow to the Brilliant Rama, doer of good, Lord of the Raghus, the Beloved husband of Seeta
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