PRAYERS FOR ALL OCCASIONS
Gurur Bramha Gurur Vishnu
Gurur Devo Maheswaraha
Guru Shakshath Para Bramha
Thasmaisri Gurave Namaha
Dhakshina Moorthaye Namahah!
Guru is Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Maheswara
Guru is nothing but the Supreme Brahman devoid of attributes.
That is the reason why we bow to the Guru.
shriiman mahaa gaNaadhi pataye namaH .
shrii sarasvatyai namaH .
shrii gurave namaH .
shrii maataa pitR^ibhyaaM namaH .
shrii lakshmiinaaraayaNaabhyaaM namaH .
shrii umaamaheshvaraabhyaaM namaH .
ishhTa devataabhyo namaH .
kula devataabhyo namaH .
sthaana devataabhyo namaH .
vaastu devataabhyaaM namaH .
sarevebhyo devebhyo namo namaH ..
avighnamastu .... AUM tatsat.h iti ..
Jaya Ganesha Jaya Ganesha Jaya Ganesha paahimaam
Sri Ganesha Sri Ganesha Sri Ganesha rakshamaam
Jaya Saraswati Jaya Saraswati Jaya Saraswati paahimaam
Sri Saraswati Sri Saraswati Sri Saraswati rakshamaam
Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra
Om trayambakam yajaamahe sugandhim pushtivardhanam
Urvaarukamiva bandhanaan mrityor muksheeya maamritaat.
Concluding Peace Chants
Sarveshaam swasti bhavatu, sarveshaam shaantir bhavatu,
Sarveshaam poornam bhavatu, sarveshaam mangalam bhavatu;
Sarve bhavantu sukhinah, sarve santu niraamayah,
Sarve bhadraani pashyantu, maakaschid duhkhabhaagbhavet;
Asato maa sad gamaya
Tamaso maa jyotir gamaya
Mrityor maa amritam gamaya;
Om poornamadah poornamidam poornaatpoornamudachyate,
Poornasya poornamaadaaya poornamevaavashishyate.
Om shaantih shaantih shaantih!
Meditation On Lord Shiva
Shoolam vajram cha khadgam
Naagam paasham cha ghantaam
damaruka sahitam chaankusham
sphatika maninibham paarvateesham
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
yamaniratamaanan gaari tulya
bhasmita rujira mukhaam
Vandyam geervaana mukhyair
natajana varadam bhaavaye
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
Madhyastha paaniyugale damarutrishoolam;
Adhyastha urdhva karayoh shubha shankhachakre
Vande tamatrivaradam bhujashatkayuktam.
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
Kapittha jamboophala saara bhakshitam;
Umaasutam shoka vinaasha kaaranam
Namaami vighneshwara paada pankajam.
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
Mahaa matim divya mayoora vaahanam;
Rudrasya soonum sura sainyanaatham
Guham sadaaham sharanam prapadye.
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
Prasanna vadanam dhyayet sarvavighnopasantaye
Meditation On Sri Krishna
Vamshee vibhooshita karaan navaneeradaabhaat
Peetaambaraadaruna bimbaphalaa dharoshthaat;
Poornendusundara mukhaad aravinda netraat
Krishnaat param kimapi tattwam aham na jaane.
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
Meditation On Sri Rama
Peetam vaaso vasaanam navakamala dala spardhinetram
Vaamaankaaroodhaseetaa mukhakamala milal lochanam
Naanaalankaara deeptam dadhatamuru jataa mandalam
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.