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Asatoma Satgamaya. 1

Raghupati Raghava Raja Ram.. 1

Vakratunda mahAkAya (Lord Ganesha) 1

Saraswati Prarthana. 1

Saraswati Namasthubhyam.. 2

Guru Mantra. 2

Guru Mantra. 2

Diksha. 2

Morning Prayers. 2

Gange cha Yamune. 3

Shubham Karoti 3

Bedtime Prayer 3

Devi 3

Saraswati 3

Gauri 3

Ganesha. 4

Krishna. 4

Shiva. 4

 

Asatoma Satgamaya

Asatoma Satgamaya (from Untruth, lead me to the truth)

Tamasoma Jyotirgamaya (from Darkness, lead me to light)

Mrityorma amritamgamaya (from Death, lead me to Life)

 

Raghupati Raghava Raja Ram

Raghupati Raghava Raja Ram (Rama, the Lord of heavens)

Patita Pavana Sita Ram (Blessed is thy name)

Sita Ram Jai Sita Ram (Victory to you, Sita’s Ram)

Bhaja Pyare tu Sita Ram (Oh so lovable, joyous it is to worship thee)

Ishwar allah tero naam (Some call you Ishwar, some call you Allah)

Sabko sanmati de Bhagwan (Give us your blessings, Bhagwan)

 

Vakratunda mahAkAya (Lord Ganesha)

vakratu.nDa mahaakaaya koTisuuryasamaprabha .
nirvighnaM kuru me deva sarvakaaryeshhu sarvadaa ..

O elephant headed and large bodied Lord, radiant as a thousand Suns, I ask for your grace so that this task that I am starting may complete without any hinderences.

Saraswati Prarthana

yaa kundendu tushhaar haara dhavalaa yaa shubhravastraavR^itaa .
yaa viiNaavarada.nDa ma.nDitakaraa yaa shvetapadmaasanaa .
yaa brahmaachyutasha.nkaraprabhrutibhirdevai sadaa va.nditaa .
saa maaM paatu sarasvatii bhagavatii niHsheshha jaaDyaa pahaa .
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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

Saraswati Namasthubhyam

sarasvatii namastubhyaM varade kaamaruupiNi .
vidyaarambhaM karishhyaami siddhirbhavatu me sadaa ..

O Goddess Saraswati, salutations to you, the giver of boons, the one who fulfills all desires.  I begin my studies.  May there always be accomplishments for me.

Guru Mantra

gurubra.rhmaa gururvishhNuH gururdevo maheshvaraH .
guruH saakshaatparabrahma tasmai shrii guravenamaH ..

I prostrate to that Shree Guru, who is himself Brahma, Vishnu, and God Maheshwara, and who is verily the Supreme Absolute itself.

Guru Mantra

tvameva maataa cha pitaa tvameva .
tvameva bandhushcha sakhaa tvameva .
tvameva vidyaa draviNaM tvameva .
tvameva sarvaM mama devadeva ..

O Lord! Thou art my mother and Thou art my father also;
Thou art my relative and my friend Thou art;
Thou art knowledge and wealth unto me;
Thou art my all-in-all, O Lord of Lords.

Diksha

Satyam vad.  Dharmam char. Swadhyayanmaa Pramadh.
Satyaan Pramaditavyam.  Dharmaan Pramaditavyam.
Kushalaan Pramidtavyam.  Bhutyae na Pramaditavayam.
Swadhyayapravachanaabhyam na Pramaditavyam.

Speak what is true.  Do your duties.  Continue without neglect the study of the Veda.  Do not swerve from Truth and Dharma, and do something useful in the social economy.  Achieve greatness, and do not fail to refresh your memory in respect of what you have learnt.

Morning Prayers

karaagre vasate lakshmiiH karamadhye sarasvatii .
karamuule tu govindaH prabhaate karadarshanaM ..

samudravasane devi parvatastanamaNDale .
vishhNupatni namastubhyaM paadasparshaM 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 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.

Gange cha Yamune

Gange cha Yamune chaiva Godavari Saraswati,
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

Shubham Karoti

shubhaM karoti kalyaaNaM aarogyaM dhanasaMpadaa .
shatrubudhdivinaashaaya diipajyoti namo.astute ..

I salute the One who is the lamplight, that brings auspiciousness, prosperity, good health, abundance of wealth, and the destruction of the intellect's enemy

Bedtime Prayer

karacharaNa kR^itaM vaakkaayajaM karmajaM vaa .
shravaNanayanajaM vaa maanasaM vaaparaadhaM .
vihitamavihitaM vaa sarvametatkshamasva .
jaya jaya karuNaabdhe shriimahaadeva shambho ..

Oh Lord kindly forgive my wrong actions done knowingly or unknowingly, either through my organs of action (hand, feet, speech) or through my organs of perception (eyes, ears) or by my mind.Glory unto Thee O Lord, who is the ocean of kindness.

Devi

yaa devii sarvabhuuteshhu maatR^irupeNa sa.nsthitaH .
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.

Saraswati

Ya Devi Stuyate Nityam Vibhuhairvedaparagaih
SaMe Vasatu Jihvagre Brahmarupa Saraswati

Saraswati, the Goddess of Knowledge, who is praised by the wise who have mastered the Sastra, who is the wife of the Creator, may she live on the tip of my tounge.

Gauri

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.

Ganesha

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 obstacles.

Krishna

vasudeva sutaM devaM ka.nsa chaaNuuramardanaM .
devakii paramaana.ndaM kR^ishhNaM va.nde jagad.hguruM ..

I bow to you O Krishna, the Supreme Guru, Son of Devaki and Vasudeva, the remover of Kamsa and Chanur.

Shiva

karpuuragauraM karuNaavataaraM
sa.nsaarasaaraM bhujagendrahaaram.h .
sadaa vasantaM hR^idayaaravinde
bhavaM bhavaaniisahitaM namaami ..