Prayers

Gayatri Mantra

Om Bhur bhuvah svahah
Tat savitur varenyamm
Bhargo Devasya dheemahi
Dheeyo yonah prachodayaat.

OM, O Lord! You are the all pervading Source of Light, Sustainer, Protector and Bestower of Happiness, Kindle, Enlighten and inspire our Intelligence to possess Eternal Qualities.

Gajanana Hai Shubhanana

Gajanana Hai Shubhanana.
Gauri Manohara Priya Nandana.
Pashupathi Tanaya Gajanana.
Parama Niranjana Shubhanana.

INVOCATION PRAYERS

Gananam tva Ganapati gum Havamahe
Kavim Kavinam Upamasra vastamam
Jyestharajam Brahmanam Brahmanaspat aana
Srnvan nuti bhissi dasadanam
Prano Devi Saraswati vajebhir vajeni vati
Dhinama vitraya vatu
Ganeshaya Namaha
Saraswatai Namaha
Shri Gurubhyo Namaha
Hari Hi Om

May we worship Ganapati, the Protector of Noble People
The best Poet, the Most Honourable,
The Greatest Ruler and the treasure of all knowledge
O Ganapati, please listen to us and take your seat in our heart.
May we worship Goddess of all learning and
bestower of all knowledge to Her we prostrate.
We bow to lord Ganesha, Devi Sarasvati and
our divine Guru who removes darkness and ignorance.

MANGALA ARTI

Karpoora Gauram Karunavataram
Samsara Saram Bhujagendra Haram
Sada Vasantam Hridayaravinde
Bhavam Bhavani Sahitam Namami

I solute to the merciful Bhava (i.e. Shiva) who is with his consort Parvati,
Adorned with the necklace of the serpant

Mangalam Bhagavan Vishnum
Mangalam Garudadhwajah
Mangalam Pundareekaksham
Mangalayatano Harih

All auspiciousness to God Vishnu
All auspiciousness to One who has Garuda as His flag
All auspiciousness to One who has eyes like the lotus flowers
And auspeciousness to Hari

Sarva Mangala Mangalye
Shive Sarvartha Sadhike
Sharanye Tryambake Gauri
Narayani Namostute
Narayani Namostute
Narayani Namostute

O Parvati, you who makes all desires possible
the most auspicious of the auspicious
My refuge, Gauri, Triambika,
I solute to You
I solute to you
I solute to you.

Prarthana

Twameva mata cha pita twameva
Twameva bandhushcha sakha twameva
Twameva vidya dravinam twameva
Twameva sarvam mama deva deva

You are my mother and my father
You are my relative and friend
You are my knowledge and my wealth
You are my all O Lord of Lords.

Mukam karooti vachalam
Pangum langhayate girim
Yat krupa tamaham vande
Paramanandam Madhavam

You make a dumb person a talkative person
You can make a lame person jump over a mountain
I salute to You and seek that mercy of Yours O Madhava.

Vasudeva sutam Devam
Kamsa Chanoora mardhanam
Devaki paramanandam
Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum

I solute to the God Krishna who is the Son of Vasudeva,
Who killed Kamsa and Chanoora,
Who is the source of Bliss to His mother Devaki
And who is the Teacher of the Universe.

SHANTIH PATHAH

OM SAHANAVAVATU, SAHA NAU BHUNAKTU,
SAHA VIRYAM KARAVAVAI
TEJASVINAVADHITAMASTU MA VIDVISHAVAHAI
OM SHANTI SHANTI SHANTI

Om! May He(Brahman) protect us (teacher and student) both.
May He nourish us both. May we both acquire energy (as a result of this study).
May we both become illumined (by this study).
May we not hate each other.
Om! Peace! Peace! Peace!

OM! ASATO MA SAD-GAMAYA
TAMASO MA JYOTIR GAMAYA
MRTYOR-MA AMRTAM GAMAYA

From the unreal, lead me to the Real;
From darkness lead me to Light;
From death, lead me to immortality.

SARVE BHAVANTU SUKHINAH,
SARVE SANTU NIRAMAYAH
SARVE BHADRANI PASHYANTU
MA KASHCHIT DUHKHA-BHAGBHAVET

May everyone be joyful;
May everyone be without disease;
May everyone see happiness;
May no one be subject to sorrow.

OM DHYAUH SHANTIR-ANTARISKSHAM SHANTIH
SHANTI PRITHVI SHANTIH RAPAH
SHANTIH ROSADAYAH SHANTIR BANASPATAYAH
SHANTIR VISHVE DEVAH
SHANTIR-BRAHMA SHANTIR-SARVAM
SHANTIH SHANTI-REVA
SHANTIH SAMA SHANTI-REDHI
OM SHANTIH SHANTIH SHANTIH HARI OM

Unto the heaven be peace, unto the sky and the earth be peace.
Peace be unto the waters; unto the herbs and the trees be peace.
Unto all the gods be peace, unto Brahma and unto all be peace.
And may be realize that peace.

LOKA SAMASTA SUKHINO BHAVANTU

Aum shan no Mitrah sham Varunah.
Shan no bhavatvaryama.
Shan na Indro Brihaspatih.
Shan no Vishnururukramah.
Namo Brahmane. Namaste Vayo.
Tvam eva pratyaksham Brahmasi.
Tvam eva pratyaksham Brahma vadishyami.
Ritam vadishyami. Satyam vadishyami.
Tanmam avatu. Tadvaktaram avatu.
Avatu mam. Avatu vaktaram.
Aum Shantih Shantih Shantih

Aum, may Mitra be propitious to us. May Varuna bless us. May the blessings of Aryama be
with us. May the Grace of Indra and Brihaspati be upon us. May Vishnu, the All-pervading
(“wide-striding”) be propitious to us. Salutations to Brahman. Salutations to Thee, O
Vayu! Thou art the visible Brahman. Thee alone shall I consider as the visible Brahman.
I shall declare:- Thou art the “right.” Thou art the “Good.” May That protect me; May
That protect the speaker. Please protect me. Please protect the speaker. Aum Peace Peace
Peace. TAITTIRIYA UPANSHAD 1.1

Jaya Radha-Madhava

(Jaya) Radha-Madhava, Kunja-Bihari.
(Jaya) gopi-jana vallabha, giri-vara-dhari.
(Jaya) jasoda-nandana, braja-jana-ranjana.
(Jaya) jamuna-tira-vana-cari.

Govinda Jaya Jaya

Govinda Jaya Jaya, Gopala Jaya Jaya.
Radha Ramana Hari, Govinda Jaya Jaya.

Achyutaashtakam

Achyutam Keshavam Rama Narayanam.
Krishna Daamodaram Vasudevam Harim.
Shridharam Maadhavam Raamachandram Bhaje.
Jaanki Naayakam Raamachandram Bhaje.

Achyutam Keshavam Satyabhaa Maadhavam.
Maadhavam Shridaram Radhika Radhikam.
Indira Mandriram Chetasaa Sundaram.
Devaki Nandanam Nandanam Sandadhe.

Hanuman Chalisa


SHRI GURU CHARANA SAROJA RAJA
NIJA MANU MUKURU SUDHAARI
BARANAUN RAGHUVARA VIMALA JASU
JO DAAYAKU PHALA CHARI

Having cleansed the mirror of my soul with the dust of the guru’s lotus-feet, I describe Raghuvara’s spotless glory, the bestower of life’s four fruits.

BUDDHIHIINA TANU JAANIKE
SUMIRAUN PAVANA-KUMAARA
BALA BUDHI VIDYAA DEHU MOHIN
HARAHU KALESA BIKAARA

Realizing that I am void of all wisdom, I meditate on the son of the Wind, may he bless me with strength, wisdom and
knowledge and rid me of my sufferings and sins.

JAYA HANUMAANA GYANA GUNA SAAGARA
JAYA KAPIISA TIHUN LOKA UJAAGARA
RAAMA DUUTA ATULITA BALA DHAAMAA
ANJANIPUTRA PAVANSUTA NAAMAA

Glory to you, O Hanuman, ocean of all knowledge and virtue! Glory to the Monkey lord, enlightener of the triple
worlds; you are Rama’s envoy of might incomparable Anjani’s son called Pavansuta.

RAATIHUN DIVASA RAAMA DHUNA JAAHIIN
MAGANA RAHATA MANA, TANA DUKHA NAAHIIN
RAAMA SANEHA JAASU URA HOII
MAHAA BHAAGYASHAALII NARA SOII

Wherever people chorus the glory of Rama throughout the night and day and have their minds fully absorbed in it, they
are cured of all bodily suffering. Highly fortunate is only that person whose heart brims with love of Rama.

MAHAABIIRA BIKRAMA BAJARANGII
KUMATI NIVAARA SUMATI KE SANGII
KANCHANA BARANA BIRAAJA SUVESAA
KAANANA KUNDALA KUNCHITA KESAA

You are mighty, valiant, radiant as the thunderbolt, banisher of wickedness, of the wise befriender, golden-hued and
brilliant and charmingly bedecked, with pendants sparkling in your ears and curly hair on the head.

HAATHA BAJRA AU DHVAJAA BIRAAJAI
KAANDHE MUUNJA JANEUU SAAJAI
SANKARA SUVANA KESARIINANDANA
TEJA PRATAAPA MAHAA JAGA BANDHANA

In your hands flash the thunderbolt and banner and across your shoulder the sacred thread of munja. O Shankara’s son,
the delight of Keshari, the greatness of your glory is adored all the world over.

BIDYAAVAANA GUNII ATI CHAATURA
RAAMA KAAJA KARIBE KO AATURA
PRABHU CHARITRA SUNIBE KO RASIYAA
RAAMA LASHANA SIITAA MANA BASIYAA

Learned, accomplished and exceedingly wise, ever eager to carry out Rama’s behest you delight in listening to the
Lord’s ambrosial acts, with Rama, Lakshmana and Sita dwelling in your heart.

SUUKSHMA RUUPA DHARI SIYAHIN DIKHAAVAA
VIKATA RUUPA DHARI LANKA JARAAVA
BHIIMA RUUPA DHARI ASURA SANHAARE
RAAMACHANDRA KE KAAJA SANVAARE

You appeared before Sita in a subtle form, burnt Lanka in a form awesome to behold; you slew the demons by assuming a
gigantic form and thus accomplished Rama’s mission.

LAAYA SANJIVANA LAKHANA JIYAAYE
SHRII RAGHUBIIRA HARASHI URA LAAYE
RAGHUPATI KIINHII BAHUTA BADAAII
TUMA MAMA PRIYA BHARATAHI SAMA BHAAII

You brought the life-giving herb, which resuscitated Lakshmana; joyously then Rama clasped you to his bosom and
praised you again and again. ‘You are as dear to me as Brahma’ he said.

SAHASA BADANA TUMHARO JASA GAAVAIN
ASA KAHI SHRIPATI KANTHA LAGAAVAIN
SANAKAADIKA BRAHMAADI MUNIISAA
NAARADA SAARADA SAHITA AHIISAA

The thousand-headed Serpent hymns your glory! So saying, Sita’s lord fondly embraces you. ‘So also Sanaka, his
brothers, Brahma and the other high sages, Narada, Sarada and the Serpent king’.

JAMA KUBERA DIGPAALA JAHAN TE
KAVI KOBIDA KAHI SAKE KAHAN TE
TUMA UPAKAARA SUGRRIIVAHIN KIINHAA
RAAMA MILAAYA RAAJA PADA DIINHAA

Yama, Kubera and all the guardians of the directions, poets and scholars cannot sing your glory. You rendered great
service to Sugriva when you brought him to Rama, who crowned him king and gave him sovereignty over Kishkindhaa.

TUMHARO MANTRA BIBHISHANA MAANAA
LANKESHWARA BHAE SABA JAGA JAANAA
JUGA SAHASRA JOJANA PARA BHAANUU
LIILYO TAAHI MADHURA PHALA JAANUU

Vibhishana heeded your advice and became Lanka’s lord, which the whole world knows. Considering him to be a sweet
fruit, you swallowed the sun from a distance of two thousand yojnas.

PRABHU MUDRIKAA MELI MUKHA MAAHIIN
JALADHI LAANGHI GAYE ACHARAJA NAAHIIN
DURGAMA KAAJA JAGATA KE JETE
SUGAMA ANUGRAHA TUMHARE TETE

No wonder you leapt across the ocean, carrying the Lord’s ring in your mouth. All the tasks of the world, however
difficult are rendered easily possible by your favour.

RAAMA DUAARE TUMA RAKHAVAARE
HOTA NA AAGYAA BINU PAISAARE
SABA SUKHA LAHAI TUMHAARII SARANAA
TUMA RACCHAKA KAAHUU KO DARA NAA

You are the sentinel posted at Rama’s gate which none can enter unless you let him in. He who seeks refuge in you
enjoys all blessings and with you as protector experiences no fear.

AAPANA TEJA SAMAHAARO AAPAI
TIINONH LOKA HAAKANTEIN KAANPAI
BHUUTA PISAACHA NIKATA NAHIN AAVAI
MAHAABIIRA JABA NAAM SUNAAVAI

When you remember your blazing splendour (which you alone control) and roar aloud, your thunderous voice causes
tremor in the three spheres; when your name Mahavira is incessantly repeated, ghosts and goblins dare not make their
visitation

NAASAI ROGA HARAI SABA PIIRAA
JAPATA NIRANTARA HANUMATA BIIRAA
SANKATA TEIN HANUMAANA CHUDAAVAI
MANA KRAMA BACHANA DHYAANA JO LAAVAI

Constant repetition of your name, O valiant Hanuman, destroys all illness and dispels all suffering. If one meditates
on you with thought, word and deed, you rid one of every calamity.

SABA PARA RAAMA TAPASVII RAAJAA
TINA KE KAAJA SAKALA TUMA SAAJAA
AURA MANORATHA JO KOII LAAVAI
SOII AMITA JIIVANA PHALA PAAVAI

Though Rama himself is a supreme ascetic, Lord of all, yet you, Hanuman, fulfilled all his missions successfully.
Whoever expresses a longing to you is rewarded with countless fruits of life.

CHAARON YUGA PARATAAPA TUMHAARAA
HAI PARASIDDHA JAGATA UJIYAARAA
SAADHU SANTA KE TUMA RAKHAVAARE
ASURA NIKANDANA RAAMA DULAARE

Your glory is famed through all the four ages, shedding its lustre on the terrestrial sphere. You are the protector
of every saint and sage, destroyer of the demons and Rama’s pet.

ASTA SIDDHI NAU NIDHI KE DAATAA
ASA BARA DIINA JAANAKII MAATAA
RAAMA RASAAYANA TUMHARE PAASAA
SADAA RAHO RAGHUPATI KE DAASAA

Be thou the bestower of the eight siddhis and the nine nidhis such is the boon Mother Janaki bestowed on you. You
possess Rama-the philosopher’s stone-and Raghupati’s servant you ever remain.

TUMHARE BHAJANA RAAMA KO PAAVAI
JANAMA JANAMA KE DUKHA VISARAAVAI
ANTA KAALA RAGHUBARA PURA JAII
JAHAN JANMA HARI BHAKTA KAHAAII

By hymning your praises the aspirant attains Rama and forgets the sufferings of all transmigratory births. At last
your votary goes to the city of Raghuvara, where taking birth, he is called Hari’s devotee.

AURA DEVATAA CHITTA NA DHARAII
HANUMATA SEII SARBA SUKHA KARAII
SANKATA KATAI MITAI SABA PIIRAA
JO SUMIRAI HANUMATA BALABIIRAA

He who does not cherish any other god but serves only Hanuman enjoys all bliss. If one constantly repeats the valiant
Hanuman’s name, al calamities disappear and all sufferings end.

JAI JAI JAI HANUMAANA GOSAAIIN
KRIPAA KARAHU GURUDEVA KII NAAIN
JO SATA BAARA PAATHAKARA KOII
CHUUTAHI BANDHI MAHAASUKHA HOII

Glory, glory, all glory to the Lord Hanuman! Be gracious to me like my own guru. He who recites this a hundred times
is freed from bondage and enjoys supreme bliss.

JO YAHA PADHAI HANUMAANA CHAALIISAA
HOYA SIDDHI SAAKHII GAURISAA
TULASIIDAASA SADAA HARI CHERAA
KIIJAI NAATHA HRIDAYA MAHAN DERAA

He who reads this Hanumanchalisa attains perfection, to which the Lord Shiva testifies. Says Tulasi, ‘O Lord, make my
heart your dwelling-place, you who are forever in Rama’s service.’

DOHAA

PAVANATANAYA SANKATA HARANA,
MANGALA MUURATI RUUPA
RAAMA LAKHANA SIITAA SAHITA,
HRIDAYA BASAHU SURA BHUUPA

O Son of the wind, dispeller of all calamities, the very embodiment of all blessings! O king of the immortals, dwell in my heart with Rama, Lakshmana and Sita.

Aarti


Om Jaya Jagadeesha harey Swaami Jaya Jagadeesha harey
Bhakta janon key sankata, daas jano key sankata,
Kshana mein door Karey - Om Jaya Jagadeesha harey ..

Salutation to Thee, O Lord of the universe,
Thou, who, in an instant, removest the sorrows and problems, of those who love Thee!
Salutations unto Thee!

Jo Dhyaavey Phala Paavey Dukha Vinasey Mana kaa
Sukha Sampati Ghara Aavey, Kashta Mitey Tana kaa
Om Jaya Jagadeesha harey

Thou rewardest Thy devotees, who singest Thy praise, by removing their mental afflictions.
Joy, prosperity and health enter the homes of those who pray to Thee!

Maat Pitaa Tum Merey Sharana Gahoon kiski
Tum Bin Aur na Doojaa Aash karoon Jiski - Om Jaya

Thou art my Mother and Father, whose refuge I seek,
There is no one else beside Thee, who I could really count on!

Tuma Purana Paramaatmaa Tuma Antaryaami
Par-Brahma Parameshvara Tuma Sabake Swami - Om Jay

Thou art Complete and Perfect! There is nothing hidden from Thee!
Thou art Perfect, Eternal, Absolute. The Lord of all Creation!

Tuma Karunaa Ke Saagar Tuma Paalana Kartaa
Mai moorakh khal-kaami
Mai Sevaka Tum Swami Kripaa Karo Bharataa - Om Jay.....

Thou art an Ocean of Compassion, Thou art the Protector of all,
I am ignorant, O Lord! I am but your Servant, while Thou art my Master!
Do Have Mercy on me!

Tum Ho Ek Agochara Sabkey Praanapati
Kisa Vidhi Miloon Dayaamaya Tuma ko main kumati - Om Jay......

Thou art the One. The Real Essence. The Life of all lives.
How do we unite?
I, who am so ignorant, and Thou who art All Merciful?

Deena Bandhu Dukha Harataa Thaakur Tum merey Swaami Rakshaka tum Mere
Apney haath uthaao, apney charan lagaao, Dwaar para main terey, Om Jay......

Thou, art the Succour of the oppressed, and the Remover of pain and sorrow.
Thou art my Protecting Force!
I beseech Thee to Raise Thy hand, so that I surrender to Thee!

Vishaya Vikaar Mitaao Paap Haro Devaa
Shraddhaa Bhakti Badhaao Santan Ki Sevaa - Om Jay.....

Help me to get rid of my imperfections and vices,
Bless me with increasing faith, and spirit of service to the devout!

Tan Man sab tera, sab kuchh hai tera,
Tera tujhko arpan, kyaa laagey mera. Om Jay......

All that I possess belongs to Thee,
I offer Thee what in reality is Thine, As nothing is truly mine!