Yagyopavitam Parampawitram Prajapate Yat Sahjam purastaat |
Ayushya magrayam pratimuncha shubrahm Yagyopavitam balmstu tejah ||
Om yagyopaveetmasi yagsaytva yagyopavitenopanhayaami |
Early Morning Sloka(Early Morning (On Getting up) Mantra:
Early Morning is considered as the best time to worship God. Early morning is also known as "Brahma Mahurat" in the Hindu Mythology. It is regarded that prayers made at this time reach directly to the God. Early Morning Shloka (Sloka) is given here which also serves as the first prayer of the day to the almighty.
Karaagre Vasate Lakshmi Karamadhye Sarasvati,
Karamuule Tu Govinda Prabhaate Karadarshanam,
Samudravasane Devi Parvatastanamandale,
Vishhnupatni Namastubhyam Paadasparsham Kshamasva Me
Meaning: The front part of the hands (the finger tips) is credited to Goddess Lakshmi, the Goddess of wealth. The middle part or palm is credited to Goddess Saraswati, the Goddess of learning and the root (the part of hand near the wrist) to Govinda. So, every morning, one should have a reverent look at one's hand which represents sincere labor.
I bow to Mother Earth, who has mountains and jungles on her body and whose clothing is made by the ocean. The wife of Lord Vishnu, please pardon me for touching you with my feet.
It is considered propitious to start the day with this sincere prayer.
Bath Time Sloka
Bathing is a time when people take a shower to shed the physical impurities and dirt of their body. Following is the Shloka/ Sloka for a Holy Bath, which can be recited while taking a bath.
"Ganga Cha Yamuna Chaiva Godavari Saraswati,
Narmada Sindhu Kaveri Jalesmin Sannidhim Kuru"
Meaning: The literal meaning of this mantra is: "In this water, I invoke the presence of divine waters from the rivers Ganga, Yamuna, Godavari, Saraswati, Narmada, Sindhu and Kaveri. These rivers are considered as goddesses and I pray to them for considering me for their blessings.
Significance: God has given us a beautiful life to live and has created this beautiful world. There are massive rivers and oceans in it. Many rivers like, Ganga, Yamuna, Saraswati etc have their own significance. Taking bath in these rivers is considered auspicious. So, reciting this Sloka with a sincere heart brings you the benefit of taking bath in these rivers.
Sloka While Eating(Before Meal:
Eating is an important activity, which is required in order to live. It is God, who has created each and every thing. Food, hunger, living beings, all of them form the part of God's creation. One should remember God, the omnipresent, who has given both, sweet and sour delicacies to satisfy our taste-buds. Following is the Sloka/ Shloka which can be recited while eating or taking your food.
"Brahmaarpanam Brahma Havih Brahmaagnau Brahmana Hutam,
Brahmaiva Tena Gantavyam Brahmakarmasamaadhina"
Meaning: The accurate meaning of this mantra is: "A practice of offering is Brahman, the oblation is Brahman, the device of offering is Brahman, and the fire (hunger) to which the offering is made, is also Brahman. For such a one, who abides in everything (Brahman), by him alone Brahman is reached".
Significance: Brahman refers to God himself. This Shloka suggests that god is everywhere, in the food, inside the devotee and even the hunger is God. So, devotee is taking the food (God) to the hunger (God). To put succinctly, we always thank god for his divine grace.
Bedtime Mantra (Before going to Bed (Night prayer for forgiveness) Mantra:
"Karacharana Krn Itam Vaakkaayajam Karmajam Vaa,
Shravananayanajam Vaa Maanasam Vaaparaadham,
Vihitamavihitam Vaa Sarvametatkshamasva,
Jaya Jaya Karunaabdhe Shriimahaadeva Shambho"
Meaning: The literal meaning of the mantra is: "O God, kindly pardon my incorrect actions done consciously or unconsciously, either through my organs of action (hand, feet, and speech) or through my organs of perception (eyes, ears) or by my mind. I adore the God, who is the ocean of kindness".
Significance: By God's grace, we have completed one more day of our life. So, in order to thank god and to ask for his mercy, one can recite this Sloka. This bedtime Sloka is a prayer to God asking him to excuse our mistakes and maintain his mercy on us.
Sloka For Lighting Lamp
Light is considered as a symbol of auspiciousness, prosperity and abundance in the Hindu religion. Light brings brightness with it and removes the darkness. Light makes it possible to see things clearly. Following Sloka / Shloka can be recited while lighting the lamp. This prayer is also known ''deepa shlokam''.
"Subham Karoti Kalyanam
Arogyam Dhana Sampadah
Shatru Buddhi Vinashaya
Dipa Jyotir Namostute
Meaning: The accurate meaning of the mantra is: "I fold my hands before the light that brings prosperity, auspiciousness, good health, abundance of wealth and destruction of the enemy's intellect". Here, Darkness symbolizes enemy's intellect and with the arrival of light, darkness disappears. Likewise, light (God's Grace) destroys darkness (enemy's intellect).
Deepo Me Hara Tu Paapam
Deepaa Jyothir Namostute"
Meaning: The literal meaning of the mantra is: "I fold my hands before the lord, the maintainer of this creation, in the form of this light. I adore this light, which destroys all the pains resulting from my omissions and commissions".
Mantra for controlling Piles
"Om Kaka Karta Krori Karta Om Karta Se Hoye
Ye Rasna Desh Hus Pragate Khooni Badi Bavasir Na Hoye. Mantra Janke Na Bataye to Dwadash Brahma Hatya Ka pap Hoy Lakh Jap Kare To Vansh Mein Na Hoye Shabda Sancha, Hanuman Ka Mantra Sancha, Phure Mantra Eswaro Vacha"
Mantra for controlling Jaundice
"Om Shriram Sar Sadha, Lakshman Sadha Baan, Neela, Peela, Rita, Neela Thotha Peela Peela Sarvavidha Rahe to Ramchandraji Ka Rahe Naam Meri Bhakti Guru Ki Shakti Phure Mantra Eswaro Vacha"
Mantra for controlling fever
"Om Namo Bhagvate Rudray Shoolpanaye Pishachadhipataye Aavashye Krishna Pingal Phate Swaha"
(ohm) The greatest of all mantras it is the representation of the Supreme Being. The past, present and the future are all included in this one sound. Meditation on this sacred syllable is said to satisfy every need and leads to liberation.
(ohm shahn-tee) The peace of God.
Om mani padme hum
(ohm mah-nay pahd-may hoom) For opening the heart center and developing compassion.
Gate gate paragate parasamgate bodhi svaha
(gah-tay gah-tay pah-rah gay-tay pah-rah-sahm gah-tay bow-dee svah-hah). To go beyond all illusion to the ultimate reality of God.
(shi-voh-hum) To awaken to one's own spirituality.
Tayata om muni muni maha munaye soha
(ta-ya-ta ohm moo-nee moo-nee moon-aye-yay so-ha) To awaken the Buddha mind - the mind of enlightenment.
Om tare ture tuttare ture soha
(ohm ta-ray too-ray too-t-tar-ray too-ray so-ha) To liberate oneself from fears.
Hari om tat sat
(huh-ree ohm tut sut) For purification and for the benefit of departed souls.
Om namo bhagavate vasu devaya
(ohm nam-o bhag-a-va-tay va-sue day-vai- ya) 12 lettered mantra. Oh infinite Lord, indweller in the heart of all beings, unto you do I turn my consciousness. To see the God within everyone and everything.
(ahh) Seed mantra for manifesting thoughts into the physical world. Begin by chanting or repeating this mantra, then visualize whatever it is you'd like to manifest. See it clearly and then repeat the mantra again until your visualization has been penetrated with the mantra.
Thiru neela kantam
(theeru nayla kan tam) To remove current karmic conditions.
Om Gum Ganapatayei Namaha
(ohm goom gana-pa-tie-ay na-ma-ha) To remove obstacles that are standing in the way of your progress.
Om Shrim Mahalakshmiyei Swaha
(ohm shreem maha-lak-shmee-yay swa-ha) For prosperity and for attracting wealth of all kinds - such as friends, family, health, etc…
Om Namah Shivaya
(ohm nah-mah shi-vay-ya) Salutations to that which I am capable of becoming. Use this mantra to ease your spiritual unfoldment.
Om Sri Rama Jaya Rama, Jaya, Jaya Rama
(ohm sree ramah jah-yah ram-ah jah-yah, jah-yah ram-ah) To enable one to live a divine life within a human body. This mantra was used by Mahatma Gandhi for over 60 years.
Om Sharavana-bhavaya Namaha
(ohm sha-ra-van-a bha-vai-ya) To brighten and increase the positive effects of everything in your life.
SLOKHA on Lord VISHNU
vande vishnum bhavabhayaharam
Meaning : I bow down before Vishnu,the Lord of all worlds and the remover of all causes of fear.
He is of blissful form,he lies on a serpent bed.
He sports a lotus on His navel.The Lord of the celestials.
He supports the whole cosmos.His limbs are exquisite and His complexion is blue like that of the sky and the rain cloud.
The consort of Lakshmi.He has eyes rivalling the lotus.
The yogis meditate on Him in their innermost heart.
Aum Trayambakam Yajaamahey
Sugandhim Pusti Vardhanam
Mrutyor Muksheeya Maamritaat
Meaning: We worship the three eyed One (Lord Shiva) who is fragrant and who nourishes all beings; may He liberate me from death, for the sake of immortality, even as cucumber is severed from its bondage of the vine.
Saraswati is the goddess of arts, music, knowledge, and wisdom. Saraswati is considered as the divine consort of Lord Brahma, the Creator of the universe as per the Hindu Religion. Saraswati is regarded as the destroyer of chaos and confusion. Slokas on Saraswati form the part of prayers offered to the goddess. Saraswati Slokas/ Shlokas are as follows:
"Ya Devi Stuyate Nityam Vibhuhairvedaparagaih
Same Vasatu Jihvagre Brahmarupa Saraswati"
Meaning: Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge, is praised by the intelligent who have mastered the Shastra (scriptures). She is the wife of the Creator. May she live on my tongue
"Shrii Saraswatii Namahstubhyam Varade Kaama Ruupini
Twaam Aham Praarthane Devii Vidyaadaanam Cha Dehi Me"
Meaning: I bow to Goddess Saraswati, who fulfills the wishes of the devotees. I pray her to enlighten me with knowledge.
"Sarasvathi Namastubhyam, Varade Kaamaroopini
Vidyaarambham Karishyaami, Siddhir Bhavatu Mey Sada"
Meaning: Saraswati is the provider of boons and the one, who grants all our desires. As I begin my studies, I bow to the Goddess to help me in making it fruitful and make me successful in all my efforts.