Friday, December 16, 2005

My favorite Mantras and Shlokas - Part 1

I have learnt Mantras, Shlokas and Meditation at a small age of 5 years in School as well as home. Let me share with you people some knowledge I have (it’s just a drop in the ocean but sure will help you guys on some learning trip).

To start of with you can check this site: http://www.hindunet.org/shlokas/ that introduces you to Mantras and Shlokas. Also you can check http://www.indif.com/nri/mantras/default.asp

The first Mantra we were taught was Gayatri Mantra, which we had to utter as soon as we got up in the morning. A bell would ring around 5am and the teacher would announce that we can start reciting the Mantra.

The Gayatri Mantra
Bhoor Bhuwah Swah Tat Savitur Varenyam
Bhargo Devasaya Dheemahi Deeyo yo naha prachodayat
The Guru Mantra
Gurur Brahmaa Gurur VishnuGurur Devo MaheshwarahGuru Saakshaata ParabrahmaTasmai Shri Guruve Namah

Shree Vishnu Mantra
Twameva Mata Cha Pita Twameva
Twameva Bandhu Cha Sakha Twameva
Twameva Vidya Cha Dravidam Twameva
Twameva Saravam Mama Deva Deva

The Devi Mantra
Ya Devi Sarva Bhutesu Maa rupena samsthita
Ya Devi Sarva Bhutesu Shakti rupena samsthita
Ya Devi Sarva Bhutesu Buddhi rupena samsthita
Ya Devi Sarva Bhutesu Laxmi rupena samsthita
Namestasyai Namestasyai Namestasyai Namo Namah

Invocation to Lord Ganesha
vakratu.nDa mahaakaaya koTisuuryasamaprabha .
nirvighnaM kuru me deva sarvakaaryeshhu sarvadaa

Thats enough for now, more in the next post.....!!!

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