PRAYER TO LORD GANESH
OM VAKRATUNDA MAHAA KAAYA
SURYA KOTI SAMA PRABHA
NIRVIGHNAM KURU ME DEVA
SARVA KARYESHU SARVADA
O Lord Ganesh, Possessor of a bent trunk and a huge body, whose effulgence is equivalent to a thousand suns, I pray that You remove all obstacles which I may encounter in all my activities
PRAYER TO LORD GANESH
OM GAJAANANAM BHOOTA GANA AADHI SEVITAM
KAPITTHA JAMBOO PHALA SAAR BHAKSHAKAM
UMA SUTAM SHOKA VINAASHA KAARAKAM
NAMAAMI VIGHNESWARA PAADA PANKAJAM
AUM GAM GANAPATAYE NAMAH
We bow to the lotus feet of Vighneshwar, the Divine son of Uma.
O Ganeshji, Thou art served by many bhutaganas, having the face of an elephant, partaking of the jambu and kapisha fruits. Verily Thou art the remover of my unhappiness. O lord have mercy upon us.
PRAYER TO THE GURU
OM GURU BRAHMA GURU VISHNU,
GURU DEVO MAHESHVARAH
GURU SAAKSHAAT, PARAM BRAHMA
TASMAI SHREE GURAVE NAMAH
Salutations to the noble teacher, who is Brahma, Vishnu and Lord Parameshwar and who is verily the Supreme Being.
PRAYER TO SHRI HANUMAANA
OM MANOJAVAM MAARUTA-TULYA BEGAM
JITENDRIYAM BUDDHI MATAAG VARISHTAM
VAATAATMAJAM VAANARA YUTHA MOOKHYAM
SHRI RAAMA DOOTAM SHIRASAA NAMAAMI
O Pawan Putra Hanumaana, blessed are You who have conquered all enemies and vices. Do bless us with divine virtues and guide us, so we may be able to stand in the defense of righteousness and in the promotion of Dharma. Let us become messengers of the Lord Shri Raama, to preach his name to all mankind from this day on. We bow our heads in reverence to You.
PRAYER TO MOTHER LAKSHMI
OM SIDDHI BUDDI PRADE DEVI
BHUTI MUKTI PRADAYINI
MANTRA MURTE SADDA DEVI
MAHAA LAKSHMI NAMO’STU TE
OM LAKSHMI KAROTU KALYAANAM
AAROGYAM SUKHA SAMPADAAM
MAMA SHATRU VINAASHAYA
DEEPA JYOTIR NAMO’STU TE
O Goddess of Light, Mother Lakshmi, remover of the darkness of ignorance and misery. We humbly beseech Thee, to cleanse, all the impurities of the body and soul. Make us pure, prosperous and worthy or Thy divine grace.
Light of lights art Thou; let us shine forth in the wilderness of the world with radiant Love. Do bless our hearts with Heavenly peace. Salutations unto Thee.
PRAYER TO GODDESS SARASVATI
OM NAMO NAMO JAGAT MAATAA
VIDYA PRADAAYANI MAHAA SARASWATI
NAMO NAMO AMARA KALYAANI
MAATAA SARASVATI NAMOSTUTE
O Goddess Sarasvati, in prayerful supplication we offer salutations to You.
Bless us with a steadfast mind and sound intellect to accomplish success in our educational pursuits. We bow our heads to You.
PRAYER TO MOTHER GAURI
OM SARVA MANGAL MAANGALYE
SHIVAY SARVAATHA SAADHIKE
SHARANYE TRIYAMBAKE GAURI
O Auspicious One , You are the source of all auspiciousness. You are the accomplisher of all cherished desires. You are the Giver of refuge. You possess beautiful form and the eye of wisdom. O Power Divine, we offer our salutations to You.
PRAYER TO LORD VISHNU
I bow to Lord Vishnu the one Master of the Universe, who is ever Peaceful, who reclines on the great serpent bed, from whose navel springs the Lotus of the Creative Power, who is the Supreme Being, who supports the entire universe, who is all pervading as the sky, who is dark like the clouds and has a beautiful form; the Lord of Lakshmi, the lotus-eyes One, whom the yogis are able to perceive through meditation, He who is the destroyer of the fear of Samsar.
PRAYER TO LORD SHIVA
KARPOOR GOWRAM KARUNA-AVATAARAM
SAMSAAR SAARAM BHUJ-GAYNDR HAARAM
SADAA VASANTAM HRIDAYAAR VINDE
BHAWAM BHAWAANI SAHITAM NAMAAMI
Adorations to Lord Shiva, whose complexion is as white as camphor; who is the incarnate of compassion. We bow to that Shiva who is the essence of the world and who has the King of snakes as His garland. To him who resides in the Lotus like Heart, we surrender ourselves in totality.
PRAYER TO LORD SHIVA
OM NAMAH SHAMBHAVAAYA CHA
MAYO BHAVAAYA CHA
NAMAH SHANKARAAYA CHA, MAYASKARAAYA CHA
NAMAH SHIVAAYA CHA, SHI-VATA-RAAYA-CHA
O Shanakar Bhagwana, we pray for those who are sick and those who are in the hospitals. We pray for for families who have problems at home. We pray for those in our community who are unemployed and those who are in distress.
We offer our salutation to You , O Giver of happiness and well being. We offer our saluations to You, O Promoter of good and auspiciousness. We offer our salutations to You Bestower of bliss and still greater bliss
PRAYER TO SHRI RAAMA
OM RAMMA RAAMETI RAAMETI
RAME RAAME MANORAME
SAHASTRA NAAMA TATULUAM
SHRI RAAMA NAAMA VARAANANE
RAAMA RAAMAAYA BHADRAAYA
SHRI RAGHUNAATHAAYA NAATHAAYA
SITAA PATIYE NAMAHA
Compassionate and merciful Shri Raama, all praise unto You. You are the Lord and master of all Your creation. Let us feel this moment Your presence in our hearts. You are the source of eternal bliss and happiness.
Let us prosper with divinity and love. You are the giver of salvation. Guide us by Your hand to receive Your favors. Be pleased with our devotion O Lord and let our bodies become receptacles for Your divine grace.
PRAYER TO SHRI KRISHNA
OM KAYSHO KLAYSHA NAASHAAYA
DUKHA NAASHAAYA MAADHAVAM
SHREE HARI PAAPA NAASHAAYA
GOVIND AAYANAMO NAMAHA
OM VASUDEVA SUTAM DEVAM
KANSA CHAANOORA MARDANAM
DEVAKEE PARAM AANANDAM
KRISHNAM VANDAY JAGAT GURUUM
We bow repeatedly to Lord Govind. Whose name of Kaysho, repeated with devotion, removes all affliction; whose name of Maadhava, repeated with devotion, removes all pain, and whose name of Hari, repeated with devotion, removes all sin.
We salute Lord Krishna, the Guru of the Universe, the World Teacher, who is the son of Vaasudeva, the Supreme Delight of his mother Devaki, the Lord who destroyed evil personified in Kansa and Chaanoora.
PRAYER TO SURYA NAARAAYANA SWAAMI
OM AADI DEVA NAMASTUBHYAM
PRASEEDA MAMA BHAASKARA
PRABHAA KARA NAMOSTLUTAY
O primeval being, salutations to You.
O Being resplendent, be gracious unto us.
O Creator of the day, we bow to You.
O Divine illuminator, salutations to You
PRAYER FOR UNITY
OM SAHA NAAV AVATU, SAHA NAU BHUNAK TU
SAHA VEERYAM KARAVA AVAHAI
TEJASVI NAAVADHEE TAM ASTU
MAA VIDVISH AAVAHAI
OM SHANTIH, SHANTIH, SHANTIH HARI OM
Oh Lord, protect us both. Nourish us both. May we both acquire the capacity to study and understand the scriptures. May our study be brilliant. May we not argue with each other. Let there be peace amongst us.
PRAYER FOR AUSPICIOUSNESS
SARVE BHAVANTU SUKHINAH
SARVE SANTU NIRAAMAYAAH
SARVE BHADRAANI PASHYANTU
MAA KASHCHID DUKHA BHAAG BHAVET
May all be happy, May all enjoy health and freedom from disease. May all enjoy prosperity. May none suffer
OM TRYAMBAKAM YAJAAMAHE
SUGANGHIM PUSTI VARDHANAM
URVAARUKA MIVABAN DHANAAN
MRTYOR MUKSEEYA MAAMRTAAT
We offer our worship to the fragrant three-eyed Lord Shiva, who confers ever increasing prosperity. Please liberate us from the bondage of death like the watermelon (effortlessly separates from the vine); do not (let us turn away) from immortality (liberation).
GAYATRI MANTRA – THE UNIVERSAL PRAYER
OM BHUR BHUWAH SWAH, TAT SAVITUR VARENYAM
BHARGO DEVASYA DHIMAHI, DHIYO YONAH PRACHODAYAAT
O Mother! Who subsists in all the three kaals (Time: Past, Present & Future), in all three lokas (Heaven, Earth & Lower regions) and in all three gunas ( Satwa, Rajas & Tamas). I pray to Thee to illuminate my intellect and dispel my ignorance just as the sunlight dispels all darkness. I pray to Thee to make my intellect serene, bright and enlightened.
OM ASATO MAA SAD GAMAYA
TAMASO MAA JYOTIR GAMAYA
MRTYOR MAA AMRITAM GAMAYA
Oh Lord, Lead me from the unreal to the real;
From Darkness to light;
From death to immortality
OM TWAMEVA MAATAA CHA PITAA TWAMEVA
TWAMEVA BANDHUSH CHA SAKHAA TWAMEVA
TWAMEVA VIDYA DRAVINAM TWAMEVA
TWAMEVA SARVAM MAMA DEVA DEVA
O Lord, Thou art my mother and father. Thou art my relative and my friend. Thou art my knowledge and my wealth. Thou art my everything.
OM PURNAM ADAH PURNAMIDAM
PURNAAT PURNAM UDACHYATE
PURNAM EVAA VASISH YATE
That Almighty God is complete – This world is complete. This complete world comes from the Almighty but the Almighty is still complete although the complete world comes from Him.
NIGHT PRAYER FOR FORGIVENESS
MAANASAM VAA APARAADHAM
VIHITAMAVIHITAM VAA SARVAMETAT KSHAMASVA
JAYA JAYA KARUNABDHE
SHREE MAHAADEVA SHAMBHO
O lord, kindly forgive the wrong actions I have done knowingly or unknowingly, either through my organs of actions or through my organs of perception or by my mind. Glory unto Thee, Oh Lord, who is the ocean of compassion.
OM KARA AAGRE VASATE LAKSHMI
OM KARA MADHYE SARASWATEE
OM KARA MOOLE STITHAA GOWRIE
PRABHAATE KARA DARSHANAM
I bow to Mother Lakshmi, who resides at the tip of the fingers. May she guide our actions in worldly achievements. I bow to Mother Saraswatee who resides in the middle of our palm. May she guide our intelligence. I bow to Mother Gowrie who resides at the base of our palm. May she bestow on us purity and goodness, thereby making us worthy of Divine vision.
PRAYER BEFORE MEALS
OM HARI DAATAA, HARI BHOKTAA
HARI ANNAM PRAJAAPATEE
HARI VIPRA SHAREEMRAM ASTU
I bow to the omnipresent Lord, He who is the giver, He who is the enjoyer, he who is the body or food modified, and He who is the desire for food.
OM DHYOW SHAANTI
ANTARIKSHNA GWAM SHAANTI
VANAS PATAYAH SHAANTI
VISHVE DEVAA SHAANTI
OM SHAANTIH, SHAANTIH, SHAANTIH, SHAANTIH, HARI AUM
OM NAMO PARAM AATMANE NAMAH.
May there be peace in the heaven
May there be peace in the sky
May there be peace on earth
May there be peace on the waters
May there be peace in the plants
May there be peace in the trees
May there be peace among the celestials
May there be peace everywhere
May that peace, the real peace, be mine