Mantras and Prayers

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Daily Shlokas[edit]

INVOCATION TO LORD GANESH - VAKRATUNDA MAHAKAYA

vakratunda mahaakaaya suuryakoti samaprabha nirvighnam kurume deva shubha kaaryeshhu sarvadaa

O Lord Ganesha, who possesses a large body (mahakaya), a curved trunk (vakratunda), who shines with the brillianceof a million suns (surya koti), please make all my work free of obstacles, always.


PRAYER TO KRISHNA - VASUDEVA SUTAM DEVAM

vasudeva sutam devam kansa chaanuura mardanam devakii paramaa nandam krishhnam vande jagadh gurum

I bow to you, Lord Krishna, the resplendent son of Vasudev, who killed the great tormentors Kamsa and Chanoora, who is a source of great joy to Devaki, and who is indeed a world teacher.


SHANTI MANTRA - OHM SAHANA VAVATU

Ohm saha naa vavatu saha nau bhunaktu saha viiryam karavaa vahai tejasvi naa vadhii tamastu maa vid vishhaa vahai Ohm Shanti, Shanti, Shanti.

Ohm, May God protect us. May God nourish us. May we acquire the capacity to study and understand the scriptures. May our studies be thorough and faithful (to become brilliant). May we never quarrel with or hate each other. Ohm, peace, peace, peace.

At the beginning of a class, the teacher and students generally recite this peace invocation together. Both seek the Lord’s blessings for study that is free of obstacles, such as poor memory, or the inability to concentrate or poor health. They also seek blessings for a conducive relationship, without which communication of any subject matter is difficult. Therefore, this prayer is important for both the teacher and the student.


PRAYER TO THE TEACHER - GURU BRAHMA

Gurur Brahma Gurur Vishnu Gurur Devo Maheshvarah Guru Shakshat Para Brahma Tasmai Shri Guruve Namah

The teacher is like Lord Brahma as he Generates knowledge within us, like Lord Vishnu as he Drives ideas and knowledge into our mind unto the right path, and like Lord Mahesha (Shiva) as he Destroys the ill-conceived ideas that come from our knowledge, while enlightening us and helping us stay on the right path. Thus the teacher is like our ultimate God and we should pray and give respect to our teacher.


TVAMEVA MATA PRAYER

Twameva Mata, Chapita Twameva Twameva Bandhu, Cha Sakha Twameva Twameva Vidya, Dravinum Twameva Twameva sarvam mama deva-deva

O God, You are my mother, my father, my brother, and my friend. You are my knowledge. You are my only wealth. You are everything to me and the God of all Gods.

This mantra is usually recited at the conclusion of a prayer session, meditation, or religious function. Here the devotee surrenders his or her individuality to the Lord for his Grace.


EARLY MORNING PRAYER - KARAGRE VASATE LAKSHMI

karaagre vasate lakshmi karamuule saraswati karamadhye tu govinda prabhaate karadarshanam

samudra vasane devi parvata stanamandale vishnupatni namastubhyam paada sparsham kshamasva me

The front part of the hands (the finger tips) are ascribed to Goddess Lakshmi, the Goddess of wealth, the middle part (the palm proper) to Goddess Saraswati - the Goddess of learning, and the root (the part of hand near the wrist) to Govinda (God). Therefore, every morning, one should have a respectful look at one’s hand, which symbolizes honest labor.

O! Mother Earth, who has the ocean as clothes and mountains and forests on her body, who is the wife of Lord Vishnu, I bow to you. Please forgive me for touching you with my feet.

This is a Morning Prayer called “karadarshana”. One begins the day with this prayer. ‘kara” means the palm of the hand and it stands for the five karmendriyas, or the organs of action. While looking at the palm, one invokes the Lord in the form of various deities, thus sanctifying all the actions that will be done during the day. By acknowledging the Lord as the giver of the capacity to perform actions and as the giver of the fruits of those actions, one sanctifies the actions. Thus, one prays in the morning to reinforce the attitude that all actions are performed as a service to the Lord.


PRAYER TO LORD VISHNU - SHANTA KARAM

Shanta Karam Bhujaga Shayanam Padmanabham Suresham Vishvadharam Gagana Sadrusham Megha Varnam Shubhangam Lakshmi Kantam Kamala Nayanam Yogibhir Dhyana Gamyam Vande Vishnum Bhava Bhaya Haram Sarva Lokaia Kanatham

I adore Lord Vishnu who is the embodiment of peace, who lies on the Shesha serpent, whose navel is the source of the Lotus of the Universe, whose complexion is swarthy like the clouds, whose body shines with heavenly beauty, who is the beloved of Goddess Lakshmi, whose eyes are like Lotus, who is meditated upon by the yogis, who is the remover of the fear of the world-process, the cycle of birth and death.


RG VEDA INVOCATION

Asato Maa Sad Gamaya Tamaso Maa Jyotir Gamaya Mrityor Maa Amritam Gamaya Ohm Shanti Shanti Shanti

God, please lead me (by giving me knowledge) from the unreal to the real; from darkness (of ignorance) to the light (of knowledge); from death (limitation) to immortality (liberation).


PRAYER TO SARASWATI - YAA KUMDE

Yaa Kundendu Tushara Haara Dhavalaa Yaa Shubhra Vastraavritra Yaa Weena Wara Danda Mandita Karaa Yaa Shweta Padmaasanaa Yaa Brahmaachyuta Shankarah Prabhritibhih Devaih Sadaa Vanditaa Saa Maarn Paatu Saraswatee Bhagavatee Nishesha Jaadyaa Pahaa

Fair as a jasmine flower, the moon or a flake of snow, Dressed in white, her hands adorned by the graceful veena staff, Adorned by Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva, and the other deities, Protect me, Oh Goddess Saraswati, remover of ignorance inert.


PRAYER TO DEVI

sarva mangala maangalye shive sarvaartha saadhike sharanye tryamba ke gauri naaraayani 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.

Goddess Parvati is the consort of Lord Siva and is worshipped as Shakti. The Puranic literature describes her as having many forms, including Durga, Candi, Kali and Uma. While Siva symbolizes the efficient cause of the creation, Shakti symbolizes the material cause.


PRAYER TO LAKSHMI DEVI

yaa devii sarva bhuuteshhu maatri rupena sansthita yaa devii sarva bhuuteshhu shakti rupena sansthita yaa devii sarva bhuuteshhu shaanti rupena sansthita namas tasyai namas tasyai namas tasyai namo namah yaa devii sarva bhuuteshhu lakshmi rupena sansthita namas tasyai namas tasyai namas tasyai 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. O mother, who is present everywhere, who is embodiment of Wealth and Good Fortune, I bow to thee, I bow to thee, I bow to thee.


PEACE INVOCATION

AUM Sarveshaam Swastir Bhavatu Sarveshaam Shantir Bhavatu Sarveshaam Purnam Bhavatu Sarveshaam Mangalam Bhavatu AUM Shantih, Shantih, Shantih AUM

May all be auspecious; May all attain peace; Let there be fulfillment and contentment the world over; May all be blessed. AUM peace, peace, peace.


PEACE INVOCATION

Ohm Sarve Bhavantu Sukhinah Sarve Santu Niramayah Sarve Bhadrani Pushyantu Maa Kaschid Dukhabhaag Bhavet Ohm Shaanti Shaanti Shaanti Shubhamastu, Kalyaanamastu, Aishwaryamastu, Udayostu, Udayostu

May all be happy. May all enjoy health and freedom from disease. May all have prosperity and good luck. May none suffer or fall on evil days.

These are prayers for the prosperity and welfare of humanity. To achieve anything in life, one has to make an effort and await the results. In addition, many unknown factors and laws influence the outcome of that effort. By praying to the Lord, one acknowledges these laws as the natural order inseparable from the Lord, and one acknowledges the Lord as the giver of all results of actions.


GAYATRI MANTRA

Om Bhur Bhuva Swaha Tat Savitur Varenyam Bhargo Devasya Dheemahi Dhiyo Yo Nah Prachodayat

Mother, who subsists as all three Kalas (Lapses of time: past, present and future), in all three Lokas (worlds or realms of experience), and all three Gunas (Universal Attributes: harmony, agitation and inertial), I pray to you to illuminate my intellect and dispel my ignorance, just as the splendorous sunlight dispels all darkness. I pray to you to make my intellect serene and bright.

The Gayatri Mantra is the most sacred of the Rg Veda Mantras. Gayatri means, “the savior of the singer.” Reciting this prayer protects one from harm, dispels the darkness of ignorance and illuminates the world.


OHM JAYA JAGADISHA HARE AARTI

Transliteration:

Om Jaya Jagadisha Hare Swami Jaya Jagadisha Hare Bhakta Jano Ke Sankata Dasa Jano Ke Sankata Kshana Mein Door Kare Om Jaya Jagadisha Hare

Jo Dhyaave Phal Paave Dukha Binase Man Ka Swami Dukha Binase Man Ka Sukha Sampati Ghar Aave Sukha Sampati Ghar Aave Kashta Mite Man Ka Om Jaya Jagadisha Hare

Mata Pita Tum Mere Sharana Padu Main Kisaki Swami Sharana Padu Main Kisaki Tum Bina Aur Na Dooja Prabhu Bina Aur Na Dooja Aasa Karu Main Jisaki Om Jaya Jagadisha Hare

Tuma Pooran Parmathmaa Tuma Antaryami Swami Tum Antaryami Para Brahma Parameshwara Para Brahma Parameshwara Tum Sab Ke Swami Om Jaya Jagadisha Hare

Tuma Karuna Ke Saagar Tuma Paalana Kartaa Swami Tum Paalana Kartaa Mein Murakh Khal Kaamee Mein Sevaka Tuma Swami Kripa Karo Bharataa Om Jaya Jagadisha Hare

Tuma Ho Ek Agochar Sab Ke Pranapati Swami Sab Ke Pranapati Kisa Vidha Milun Dayamaya Kisa Vidha Milun Krupamaya Tum Ko Main Kumati Om Jaya Jagadisha Hare

Deena Bandhu Dukh Hartaa Tuma Rakshaka Mere Swami Tuma Rakshaka Mere Karuna Hastha Uthaoo Apne Sharana Badhao Dwaara Padaa Tere Om Jaya Jagadisha Hare

Vishaya Vikara Mitao Paap Haro Deva Swami Paap Haro Deva Shraddha Bhakti Badaoo Shraddha Prem Badaoo Santana Ki Sevaa Om Jaya Jagadisha Hare

Tana Mana Dhana Sab Hai Tera Swami Sab Kuch Hai Tera Tera Tuj Ko Arpan Tera Tuj Ko Arpan Kyaa Laage Mera Om Jaya Jagadisha Hare

Om Jaya Jagadisha Hare Swami Jaya Jagadisha Hare Bhakta Jano Ke Santana Dasa Jano Ke Sankata Kshana Mein Doora kare Om Jaya Jagadisha Hare


Translation:

Glory be unto the Lord He resolves in an instant all the problems of his worshippers. Glory be into the Lord.

He who praises is rewarded His mental agony is gone, Peace and riches may come home Physical pain may go off. Glory be unto the Lord.

You are my mother and my father From who else can I seek refuge? No one but you is mine, On whom can I have hope? Glory be unto the Lord!

You are the perfect supersoul. You are the inner governor Transcendental supreme being You’re the master of all Glory be unto the Lord!

You are the ocean of mercy You are the provider. I am your servant, O Lord! Be kind, O Nourisher! Glory be unto the Lord!

You are the sole immobile, You are the Lord of all souls, How can I see, O kind Lord To you, my perverted mind. Glory be unto the Lord!

O friend of the poor! Savior! You are my favorite God, You’re my savior Lord! Extend your merciful hand! O hug me, dear Lord! I am lying at your doorsteps, Glory be unto the Lord.

Eliminate all sensuality, absolve me of all my sins. Absolve me of all my sins. Deepen the faith and devotion, Serve the godly beings, Glory be unto the Lord!

Body and riches are yours, O, all these are yours, When offering yours to you, It is no favor at all, Glory be unto the Lord!

Glory be unto the Lord He resolves in an instant all the problems of his worshippers. Glory be into the Lord. Om Jaya Jagadisha Hare


MATAJI NI AARTI (this aarti is sung during each night of Navaratri).

Jaya aadhya shakti, maa jaya aadhya shakti, Akhand brahmand nibhavyan, Akhand brahmand nibhavyan, padave pragatyan ma, om jay om jay om maa jagadambe

Dwitiya bay swaroop, Shiva shakti janoo, maa Shiva shakti janoo, Bramha Ganapati gaavun, Bramha Ganapati gaavun, har gaavun har maa om jay om jay om maa jagadambe

Tritiya tran swaroop, Tribhuvan man betha, maa tribhuvan man betha, Traya thaki taraveni, Traya thaki taraveni, tun taraveni maa, om jay om jay om maa jagadambe

Chote chatura mahalaxmi, sacharachar vyapya, maa sacharachar vyapya, Char bhuja chau deesha, Char bhuja chau deesha, pragatya dakshina maa, om jay om jay om maa jagadambe

Panchame pancha rushi, Panchame goon padame, maa panchame goon padame, Pancha sahast tyan sohiya, Pancha sahast tyan sohiya, panche tatwo maa, om jay om jay om maa jagadambe

Shasthi tun Narayani, mahisasur maaryo, maa mahisasur maaryo, Nar naree na roope, Nar naree na roope, vyapa saghade maa, om jay om jay om maa jagadambe

Saptami sapta pataal, saveetri sandhya, maa saveetri sandhya, Gau ganga Gayatree, Gau ganga Gayatree, gauri geeta maa, om jay om jay om maa jagadambe

Asthami astha bhooja, aayee ananda, maa ayee ananda, Surinar moonivar janamya, Surinar moonivar janamya, Devo daityo maa, om jay om jay om maa jagadambe

Navami navakul naag, seve navadurga, maa seve navadurga, Navaratri naa poojan, Shivratri naa arachan, kidha nar brahma, om jay om jay om maa jagadambe

Dashami dash avatar, jay vijiya dashmi, maa jay vijiya dashmi, Rame ram ramadya, Rame ram ramadya, Ravan rodyo maa, om jay om jay om maa jagadambe.

Ekadashi agiyarash, katyayani kaamaa, maa katyayani kaamaa, Kaam doorga kalika, Kaam doorga kalika, Shyama ne raama, om jay om jay om maa jagadambe.

Barase bala roop, Bahuchari Amba maa, maa Bahuchari Amba maa, Batuk Bhairava sohiye, Batuk Bhairava sohiye, Tara chhe tuja, maa om jay om jay om maa jagadambe.

Terase tulaja roop, tun taruni mata, maa tun taruni mata, Brahma Vishnu Sadashiv, Brahma Vishnu Sadashiv, Guna tara gata, om jay om jay om maa jagadambe Chaudashe chauda roop, chandi chamunda, maa chandi chamunda, Bhava bhakti kain aapo, Potani kai stapho, sinha vahani, maa jay om jay om maa jagadambe.

Pooname Kumbha bharyo, sambhalajo karoona, maa sambhalajo karuna , Vashishtha deva vakhanya, markande deva vakhanya, gaye shubha kavita, om jay om jay om maa jagadambe

Savant sole sattavan, solashe baavish maa, maa solashe baavish maa, Savant sole pragatyan, Savant sole pragatyan, reva na tera, om jay om jay om maa jagadambe

Trambavati nagari, aaye roopavati nagari, maa manchavati nagari, Sola sahastra tran sohiye, Sola sahastra tran sohiye, kshama karo gauri, maa daya karo gauri, om jay om jay om maa jagadambe

Shivashakti ne aarti, je koyee gaashe, maa je bhaave gaashe, Bhane shivananda swami, Bhane shivananda swami, sukha sampati thaassey, har kailashe jaashe, maa Amba dukha harashe, om jay om jay om maa jagadambe

Eke ek swaroop, antar nava darasho, maa antar nava darasho, Bhola bhoodar na bhajata, maa Amba ne bhajata, bhavasaagar tarasho, om jay om jay om maa jagadambe

Bhava na janoo, bhakti na janoo seva, maa na janoo seva, Mata na daas ne raakho, Mata na daas ne raakho, charnamrit leva, om jay om jay om maa jagadambe.


POST AARTI PRAYERS

OM POORNAMADAH INVOCATION

AUM puurnamadah puurnamidam puurnaath puurna mudachyate puurnasya puurnamaadaaya puurnamevaa vashishhyate

That is whole. This is whole. Out of the whole only the whole comes. Even after taking the whole out of the whole, that which remains is still whole.


PRAYER TO SHANKAR

karpuura gauram karunaa vataaram sansaara saaram bhujagendra haaram sadaa vasantam hridayaa ravinde bhavam bhavaanii sahitam namaami

I salute to that Ishwara (Shankar), along with Bhavani (Parvati), who is as white as camphor, who is an incarnation of compassion, who is the essence of this world, who wears a serpent around his neck, and who is ever present in the lotus abode of our hearts.


PRAYER TO SHANKAR

karacharana kritam vaa kaayajam karmajam vaa shravana nayanajam vaa maanasam vaa paraadham vihitama vihitam vaa sarvame tat kshamasva jaya jaya karunaabdhe shri mahaadeva shambho

O Lord, kindly forgive all the wrong acts and omissions I have committed, whether committed knowingly or unknowingly, through my organs of action (hands, feet, speech), or through my organs of perception (ear, eyes), or by my mind. Glory to you, Mahadeva, who is the ocean of kindness and compassion, and the cause of happiness. Before going to sleep, one ends the day with this prayer. One asks the Lord for forgiveness for inappropriate actions that one may have knowingly or unknowingly done during the day.


MATAJI SPECIAL SHLOKAS

DEVI KSHAMA

na mantram no yantram tadapi ca na jane stutimaho na cahvanam dhyanam tadapi ca na jane stutikathah na jane mudraste tadapi ca na jane vilapanam param jane matastva danusaranam klesaharanam

Neither do I know chants nor do I know methods, nor do I know how to make prayer. I don’t know how to invoke you nor how to meditate, I have no knowledge of any songs. I don’t know any signs (mudras) and I don’t know the method of imploring deep pleading. But I know one thing for sure, if I follow you (within the folds of your love) I will be released from all my troubles.

vidher-ajnanena dravina-virahenalasataya vidheya sakyatvat-tava caranayor-ya cyutir-abhut tad-etat ksantavyam janani sakaloddharini sive kuputro jayeta kvacidapi kumata na bhavati.

O, Kind Mother (the Liberator of all without discrimination), I don’t know the method of doing puja and I am also lazy by nature. I also do not have the capacity to do the right kind of prayer, With all these shortcomings, if there have been any mistakes, please overlook them. Because a son can be bad, however, it is not in the Mother’s nature to be bad.

prthivyam putraste janani bahavah santi saralah param tesam madhye viralataralo ham tava sutah madiyo yam tyagah samucitamidam no tava sive kuputro jayeta kvacidapi kumata na bhavati.

O, Mother, on this earth you have many good sons and daughters but out of all these I am the most bad child of yours 0, Goddess, you have forsaken me because I have not concentrated on you, this is not reasonable, Because a son can be bad, however, it is not in the Mother’s nature to be bad.

jaganmatarmatastava caranaseva na racita na va dattam devi dravinamapi bhuyastava maya tathapi tvam sneham mayi nirupamam yatprakuruse kuputro jayeta kvachidapi kumata na bhavati

O, Mother of the Universe, I have never rubbed your feet or done any sort of service, I have not given you wealth, but even strangely enough, you are bestowing your grace on undeserving me Because a son can be bad, however, it is not in the Mother’s nature to be bad.

parityakta deva vividha-vidha-seva kulataya maya pancagiter-adhikam-apanite tu vayasi idanim cen-matas-tava yadi krpa napi bhavita niralambo lambodara-janani kam yami saranam.

O, Paravati Ma, Mother who has given birth to Ganesh, while I do prayers to other gods, I remain busy with different kinds of works, all gods have left me because I ‘m eighty-five years, and I can not give them all the prayers. I am despaired and I can not expect any help from them. If you also leave me at this time where shall I go for support except to you?

svapako jalpako bhavati madhu-pakopama-gira niratanko ranko viharati ciram koti-kanakaih. tavaparne karne visati manuvarne phalam-idam janah ko janite janani japaniyam japa-vidhau

O, Mother! If anybody hears even a word of your chant, the result is--even the meanest man can utter the sweet pronunciation of this chant like honey and he becomes a very proficient speaker, The poorest man, you will find suitable work for him (The poorest man enjoys millions of pieces gold ) When even a word of your chant has such a result, the ones who are doing it regularly and methodically, we can not fathom what the result will be, and who is that mortal who can know it?

cita-bhasmalepo garalam-asanam dik-pata-dharo jata-dhan kanthe bhujaga-pati-hanr pasupatih kapall bhutego bhajati jagadlrgaika-padavim bhavani tvatpani grahana-paripati-phalam-idam

O, Goddess, Bhavani, the Adi-Goddess, the one who rubs his body with ashes and whose fool is poison, and the one whose body is nude, and has matted hair and a necklace of cobras and a hung skull in his hands as an alms bowl, gets that name of Jagadeesh (the Lord of the World) what is the reason for this? How did he get such an immanent position? It is only because of the union with you, and by this his importance has increased.

na mokshas-yakanksa bhava-vibhava-vanchapi ca na me na vijnana-peksa sasimukhi sukhecchapi na punah atastvam samyace janani jananam yatu mama vai mrdani rudrani siva siva bhavaniti japatah

O, the Mother whose countenance is like the moon! I do not have any desire for deliverance (moksha), I do not have any desire for worldly wealth. I do not have any craving for knowledge. I also do not want happiness. . . so I have this prayer that the rest of my life may pass in uttering all the names of the Goddess.

naradhitasi vidhina vividhopacaraih kim ruksa cintana-parair-na krtam vacobhih syame tvameva yadi kincana mayyanathe dhatse krpam-ucitam-amba param tavaiva

O, Mother! Shayam, (the blue-bodied one), I could not do methodically your puja or prayer with various religious articles (demeaning oneself before the Godgess). Always my meditation was not crystal clear because it had the hurdness. What fault did I have with all these shortcomings? You bestow on me the greatest grace which is only deserving of you. such a merciful mother can give shelter to such an undeserving son.

Doha: apatsu magnah smaranam tvadiyam, karomi durge karunarnavesi. naitacchathatvam mama bhavayethah, ksudhatrsarta jananim smaranti.

O, Mother! Durga! The ocean of mercy! I am remembering you because I have got all around me the difficulties. I did not pray before this. Kindly don’t consider this prayer of mine as my wickedness, because the child who is suffering from hunger and thirst, only remembers the Mother.

jagadamba vicitram atra kim, paripurna karunasti cenmayi aparadha-parampara-param na hi, mata samupeksate sutam

O, Mother of the universe. I am not surprised, because of your complete grace. A son may do fault after fault, but the mother never ignores him.

matsamah pataki nasti papaghni tvatsama na hi evam jnatva mahadevi yatha-yogyam tatha kuru

O, Mahadevi, Great Goddess, there is no sinner like me on the earth and there is no other person condoning the sins except you. Knowing all this, you do whatever you think is reasonable.


BHAVANYASHTAKAM

Na Taato Na Maato Na Bandhur Na Daata, Na Putro Na Putri Na Bhrityo Na Bharta Na Jaaya Na Vidya Na Vriteer Mameva, Gatistvam Gatistvam Twameka Bhavani

O Mother Divine! Father, Mother, Husband, Wife, Children and Friends - none of these are eternally mine. Knowledge, intellect, mind and will power are also not eternal. O Mother of the universe - You are my only saviour, my eternal refuge.

Bhavadbha Vapaarey Mahadukha Bheeruhu, Prapaata Prakaami Pralobhi Pramatah KuSansaara Paasha Prabhadha Sadaham Gatistvam Gatistvam Twameka Bhavani

O Mother Divine! I have fallen in the ocean of birth and death, and I fear their sorrows. I am trapped by my ego, with its countless desires, greed, pride and lust. O Mother of the universe - You are my only saviour, my eternal refuge.

Na Jaanami Daanam, Na Cha Dhyaana Yogam, Na Jaanami Tantram, Na Cha Stotra Mantram Na Jaanami Poojaam, Na Cha Nyaasa Yogam, Gatistvam Gatistvam Twameka Bhavani

O Mother of the universe - I do not know how to come close to you. I do not know any form of worship. Help me, O Mother Divine - You are my only saviour, my eternal refuge.

Na Jaanami Punyam, Na Jaanami Theertham, Na Jaanami Mutkeem, Layam Vaa Kadachit Na Jaanami Bhatkeem, Vratam Vaapi Maatah, Gatistvam Gatistvam Twameka Bhavani

I do not know how to be righteous or find your abode. I do not know how to achieve freedom by dissolving my ego. I am devoid of the will to fight; I surrender. I am not strong enough to make any vow. O Mother of the universe - You are my saviour, my eternal refuge.

Kukarmi, Kusangi, Ku buddhi, Kudasah, Kulaacharaheenah Kadachaaraleenah Kudrushtih, Kuvaakya Prabandah Sadaham Gatistvam Gatistvam Twameka Bhavani

My mind is always engaged in worthless thoughts and actions. My Intellect has become dull, enslaved by old habits. I am unable to behave honourably and my intentions are self-serving. My speech is harsh and hurtful. Save me, O Mother of the universe - You are my only saviour, my eternal refuge.

Prajesham, Ramesham, Mahesham, Suresham, Dinesham Nishiteshwaram Va Kadachit Na Jaanami Chaanyat Sadaham Sharanye Gatistvam Gatistvam Twameka Bhavani

Oh Goddess Supreme ! Brahman, Vishnu, Maheshwara, Indra, Chandra or Surya I do not know. O Mother of the universe, you are known for your compassion. You are my only saviour, my eternal refuge.

Vivaadey, Vishadey, Pramadhey, Pravaasey Jaale Chaanalay, Parvatey, Shatrumadhyae Aranye Sharanye Sada Maa Prapahi Gatistvam Gatistvam Twameka Bhavani

O compassionate Mother, please protect me always, in debate and in danger, in excitement and grief, at home and in alien lands, amidst water and fire, on mountain and forest, among enemies, everywhere, and in all places. O Mother of the universe - You are my only saviour, my eternal refuge.

Anatho Daridro Jara Rogayukto, Mahashkeena Deenah Sada JadyaVaktrah Vipatto Pravishtah Pranashtah Sadaham, Gatistvam Gatistvam Twameka Bhavani

O Mother, I feel like an orphan on this Earth, powerless and without inner wealth, deluded by ignorance and unable to see the light of truth. O Mother of the universe - You are my only saviour, my eternal refuge.


DEVI SUKTAM

Namoh Devyai Mahadevyai Sivayei Satatam Namah ! Namah Prakrityai Bhadrayai Niyatah Pramatah Ma Tam !! Raudrai Namo Nityayai Gauryei Dhatrayei Namo Namah ! Jyotsnayei Chenduroopinyei Sukhayei Satatam Namah !! Kalyanyei Pranatam Vridhayei Siddhayei Kurmo Namo Namah ! Nairtyei Bhoobhritam Lakshmye Sharvanyei Te Namo Namah !! Durgayei Durgparayei Sarayei Sarvakarinye ! Khyatyei Tatheva Krishnayei Dhoomrayei Satatam Namo Namah !! Atisaumyatiraudraye Natastsyei Namo Namah ! Namo Jagatpratishthaye Devyei Krityei Namo Namah !! Ya Devi Sarvabhooteshu Vishnumayeti Shabdita ! Namastasyei Namastasyei Namastasyei Namo Namah !! Salutations to Devi, the power of Lord Vishnu, who abides in all beings. Salutations. Ya Devi Sarvabhooteshu Chetanetyabhideeyate ! Namastasyei Namastasyei Namastasyei Namo Namah !! Salutations to Devi who abides as the eternal consciousness in all beings. Salutations. Ya Devi Sarvabhooteshu Budhiroopen Sanstitha ! Namastasyei Namastasyei Namastasyei Namo Namah !! Salutations to Divine Mother who manifests as intelligence in all beings. Salutations. Ya Devi Sarvabhooteshu Nidraroopen Sanstitha ! Namastasyei Namastasyei Namastasyei Namo Namah !! To the Devi who causes sleep in all beings, salutations again and again. Salutations. Ya Devi Sarvabhooteshu Kshudharoopen Sanstitha ! Namastasyei Namastasyei Namastasyei Namo Namah !! Salutations to Devi, who causes hunger in all beings. Salutations. Ya Devi Sarvabhooteshu Chayaroopen Sanstitha ! Namastasyei Namastasyei Namastasyei Namo Namah !! Salutations to the Goddess who abides in all beings as the power of reflection. Ya Devi Sarvabhooteshu Shaktiroopen Sanstitha ! Namastasyei Namastasyei Namastasyei Namo Namah !! Salutations to the Goddess who manifests as power in all beings. Ya Devi Sarvabhooteshu Trishnaroopen Sanstitha ! Namastasyei Namastasyei Namastasyei Namo Namah !! Salutations to Devi who manifests as thirst in all beings. Ya Devi Sarvabhooteshu Kshantiroopen Sanstitha ! Namastasyei Namastasyei Namastasyei Namo Namah !! Salutations to the Divine Mother who abides in all beings in the form of forgiveness. Ya Devi Sarvabhooteshu Jatiroopen Sanstitha ! Namastasyei Namastasyei Namastasyei Namo Namah !! Salutations to Shakti who abides in all beings in the form of genius. Ya Devi Sarvabhooteshu Lajjaroopen Sanstitha ! Namastasyei Namastasyei Namastasyei Namo Namah !! Salutations to the Goddess who manifests in all beings in the form of modesty. Salutations, again and again. Ya Devi Sarvabhooteshu Shantiroopen Sanstitha ! Namastasyei Namastasyei Namastasyei Namo Namah !! Salutations to Devi who manifests in all begins in the form of peace. Salutations. Ya Devi Sarvabhooteshu Shraddharoopen Sanstitha ! Namastasyei Namastasyei Namastasyei Namo Namah !! Salutations to Devi who manifests in all beings in the form of faith. Salutations. Ya Devi Sarvabhooteshu Kantiroopen Sanstitha ! Namastasyei Namastasyei Namastasyei Namo Namah !! Salutations to Devi who abides in all beings in the form of beauty. Salutations. Ya Devi Sarvabhooteshu Lakshimiroopen Sanstitha ! Namastasyei Namastasyei Namastasyei Namo Namah !! Salutations to Devi who abides in all begins in the form of wealth. Salutations. Ya Devi Sarvabhooteshu Vrittiroopen Sanstitha ! Namastasyei Namastasyei Namastasyei Namo Namah !! Salutations to that Shakti who abides in all begins in the form of activity. Salutations. Ya Devi Sarvabhooteshu Smritiroopen Sanstitha ! Namastasyei Namastasyei Namastasyei Namo Namah !! Salutations to that Shakti who abides in all beings in the form of memory. Ya Devi Sarvabhooteshu Dayaroopen Sanstitha ! Namastasyei Namastasyei Namastasyei Namo Namah !! Devi abides in the form of compassion in all beings. Salutations to Her again and again. Ya Devi Sarvabhooteshu Tushtiroopen Sanstitha ! Namastasyei Namastasyei Namastasyei Namo Namah !! Devi abides in the form of contentment in all beings. Salutations to Her. Ya Devi Sarvabhooteshu Matriroopen Sanstitha ! Namastasyei Namastasyei Namastasyei Namo Namah !! Devi abides in the all beings in the form of Mother. To Her we salute again and again. Ya Devi Sarvabhooteshu Bhrantiroopen Sanstitha ! Namastasyei Namastasyei Namastasyei Namo Namah !! Devi abides in all beings in the form of delusion. Salutations again and again. Indriyanamdhishthatri Bhootanam Chakhileshu Ya ! Bhooteshu Satatam Tasyei Vyaptidevyei Namo Namah !! Salutations to Devi, the Ruler of all elements and senses. Salutations. Chitiroopen Ya Kritsnametadvyapya Sthita Jagat ! Namastasyei Namastasyei Namastasyei Namo Namah !! Devi pervades this whole universe and abides in all beings in the form of consciousness. Salutations to Her again and again. Stuta Sureih Poorvabheeshthasamsraya, Tatha Surendrena Dineshu Sevita ! Karotum Sa Nah Shubhahetureeshwari, Shubhani Bhadranyabhihantu Chapadah !! Ya Sampratam Choddhatadaityetapitai, Rasmabhireesha Cha Surernamasyate ! Ya Cha Smrita Takshanameva Hanti Nah, Sarvapado Bhaktivinamrammortibhih !!


GRAHA SHANTI

These are the Gaayatri mantras for the nine planets.

Shree Surya Gaayatri Om Bhaaskaraaya vidmahe mahaadyutikaraaya dhemahi tanno surya prachodayaat. Shree Chandra Gaayatri Om Nishaakaraaya vidmahe kalaanaathaaya dhemahi tanno chandra prachodayaat. Shree Mangal Gaayatri Om Angaarakaaya vidmahe bhumi-paalaaya dhemahi tanno kuja prachodayaat. Shree Budha Gaayatri Om Aatreyaaya vidmahe induputraa dhemahi tanno budha prachodayaat. Shree Brihaspati Gaayatri Om Angirasaaya vidmahe suraacaaryaaya dhemahi tanno guru prachodayaat. Shree Shukra Gaayatri Om Bhaargavaaya vidmahe asuraachaaryaaya dhemahi tanno prachodayaat. Shree Shani Gaayatri Om Shanaishcha-raaya vidmahe surya purtraaya dhemahi tanoo manda prachodayaat. Raahu Gaayatri Om Brahama-putraaya vidmahe simhikaayaaya dhemahi tanno raahu prachodayaat. Ketu Gaayatri Om Chitravarnaaya vidmahe sarpasvarupaaya dhemahi tanno ketu prachodayaat. Om Brahmaa-muraari-stripuraanta-kaari bhaanu shashi bhumisuto-budhashcha, gurushcha shukrashcha shani-raahu-ketavah sarve grahaa shaatikaraa bhavantu. Om shaanti shaanti shaanti. If you cannot read the Gaayatri mantra for each planet, then the last mantra (Brahmaa- muraari) must be read every morning before you leave your home.


Navagraha Stotram

1. Sung in CHORUS Namah sooryaya chandraya mangalaya budhayacha Guru shukra shani bruhascha raahave ketave namaha Meaning: Salutations to the navagrahaas, the Sun, Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, Saturn, Rahu, and Ketu.

2. Ravi Japaa kusuma sankasham kaashya-peyam maha-dyutim Tamo arim sarva-paapa-ghnam pranatosmi divaa-karam Meaning: I pray to the Sun, the day-maker, destroyer of all sins, the enemy of darkness, of great brilliance, the descendent of Kaashyapa, the one who shines like the japaa flower.

3. Chandra Dadhi-shankha-tusha-raabham kshiiro-dhaarnava sambhavam Namaami shashinam somam shambor-mukuta bhushanam Meaning: I pray to the Moon who shines coolly like curds or a white shell, who arose from the ocean of milk, who has a hare on him, Soma, who is the ornament of Shiva’s hair.

4. Kuja Dharani-garbha sambhuutam vidyut-kanti samaprabham Kumaram shakti-hastam cha mangalam prana-maamyaham Meaning: I pray to Mars, born of Earth, who shines with the same brilliance as lightning, the young man who carries a spear.

5. Budha Priyangu-kalikaa-shyamam rupenaa-pratimam budham Sowmyam sowmya-guno-petam tam budham prana-maamyaham Meaning: I pray to Mercury, dark like the bud of millet, of unequalled beauty, gentle and agreeable.

6. Guru Devanaam cha rishii-namcha gurum kanchana-sannibham Buddhi-bhuutam trilo-kesham tam namami bruha-spatim Meaning: I pray to Jupiter, the teacher of gods and rishis, intellect incarnate, lord of the three worlds.

7. Sukra Hima kunda-mruna-labham daityanam paramam-gurum Sarva-shastra pravak-taram bhar-gavam prana-maamyaham Meaning: I pray to Venus, the utimate preceptor of demons, promulgator of all learning, he who shines like the fiber of snow-white jasmine.

8. Shani Neelaanjana sama-bhasam ravi-putram yama-grajam Chhaya-martanda sambhutam tam namaami shanaish-charam Meaning: I pray to Saturn, the slow moving, born of Shade and Sun, the elder brother of Yama, the offspring of Sun, he who has the appearance of black collyrium.

9. Rahu Ardha-kaayam mahaa-viiryan chandraa-ditya vimardhanam Sinhi-kaagarbha sambhutam tam rahum prana-maamyaham Meaning: I pray to Rahu, having half a body, of great bravery, the eclipser of the Moon and the Sun, born of Simhikaa.

10. Ketu Palasha pushpa-sankaasham taarakaa graha mastakam Rowdram rowdraa-tmakam ghoram tam ketum prana-maamyaham Meaning: I pray to Ketu, who has the appearance of Palaasha flower, the head of stars and planets, fierce and terrifying.

11. Sung in CHORUS Iti vyaasa mukhodgiitam yah pateth susa-maahitah divaa vaa yadi vaa raatrau vighna shaantir-bhavishhyati Meaning: Those who read the song sung by Vyaasa, will be joyous, sovereign and powerful, and will succeed in appeasing obstacles, occurring by day or by night.

12. Sung in CHORUS Iti shrii vyaasa virachitam navagraha stotram sampoorNam Meaning: Thus ends the song of praise of the nine planets composed by Shri Vyaasa muni. Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mantras_and_Prayers"