Special shlokas for specific purposes

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  1. Priya Amarnath

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    My dear Chithra

    Thanks for starting another useful thread. Mymom tought me these slokams when I was a small kid, even I am planning to teach Rohit all these slokams. I liked the slokam u have posted for Lord Murugan, I do not know that slokam. Thanks for attaching the pdf file too.

    Love and regards
    Priya
     
  2. Chitvish

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    My dear Meena !

    I knew you would find these useful to teach Deepu - this is the right age !
    I have just installed a pdf convertor. When everybody wawas writing about taking a printout, it struck me that a pdf file will be helpful ! Hence the late decision !
    Thanks for the F B.
    Love,
    Chithra.
     
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    My dear Sumi !

    I am very happy to receive your feedback. 5 yrs & above is the right age to teach simple shlokas. Start right away - wish you all the best.
    Love,
    Chithra.
     
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    My dear Priya !

    Just a suggestion - since Rohit is too young, you chant these shlokas & tape in a casette. Play them repeatedly when he is awake - he will learn them easily over time. That was what I did at home.
    Even now when I go to any Subrahmanyaswami temple, I get only " skandaya... " first - it is so deeply ingrained in my mind !
    Thankyou for the F B.
    Lov,
    Chithra.
    Now, I am busy getting a " marathon list of shlokas" for grown ups !
     
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    Daily Shlokas from Morning to Night

    Dear Friends,
    I am giving a set of simple shlokas, which are normally chanted from the time one wakes up, to the time one goes to bed. I am giving one shloka for each deity.
    After getting the Feed Backs from you, I will post a PDF version, without the meanings, so that you can take a print out, laminate & keep in the puja room.
    This is my simple, useful gift to my dear IL ites wishing them & their families a very happy, healthy & prosperous 2007.
    Love,
    Chithra.

    Part 1

    1 -As soon as you wake up, first chant HarirHarih 7 times.

    2 - Next hold both your palms before your eyes and chant

    Karagrae Vasate Lakshmi Karmadhyae Saraswati
    Karmulae Tu Govindah Prabhaatae Karadarshanam

    Lakshmi resides in the front of the hands, Saraswathi in the middle. Parvathi dwells in the base. At dawn, I perform the darshan of my hands. May the day, therefore, dawn to me, bringing all prosperities.

    3 - Before you step on to the ground, chant this to seek pardon from Bhoomi Daevi for stepping foot on the ground.

    Samudra vasanae daevi parvatha sthana mandithae
    Vishnu pathni namasthubyam paada sparsham kshamasvamae


    Oh, Bhoomi Daevi, You are clothed by the oceans and the circumferences of the mountains adorn and beautify you. Oh, consort of Lord VishNu, I make obeisance to you. I mat be pardened for my feet tread on Mother Earth.!

    4 - Chant either A or B before taking bath:

    A - Govinda Sthuthi;

    Govindaethi sadaa snaanam govindaethi sadaa japam
    Govindaethi sadaa dhyaanam sadaa Govinda keerthanam

    While taking bath, always remember the name of Lord Govinda. Always chant Govinda’s name. Meditate upon Govinda always and sing Govinda’s praise always.

    OR

    B - Gangaeycha Yamunaeychaiva godhavari saraswathi
    Narmadaey sindhuh kaveri Jale (a)smin sannidhim kuru

    Oh, the rivers Ganga, Yamuns, Godavari, Saraswathi, Narmada, Sindhu and Kaveri, all of you, please gather together in this water.

    5 - When lighting the lamp, the following may be chanted:

    deepo jyotih param brahma deepo jyotih janaardhanaha
    deepo harathu me paapam sandhyaa deepo namo(a)stutae

    The radiance of the lamp is the form of Supreme Brahman. The radiance of the lamp is the form of Lord Janardhana. May the radiance of the lamps destroy my sins. I bow down in obeisance to you, in the dusk.

    More shlokas are given in
    http://www.indusladies.com/forums/showpost.php?p=10603&postcount=11

    6 - If you are in a hurry, chant this minimum, everyday:

    Thvamaeva maathaa cha pithaa thvamaeva
    Thvamaeva banduhscha sakhaa thvamaeva
    Thvamaeva vidyaa draviNam thvamaeva
    Thvamaeva sarvam mama daevadaeva

    You are my mother; you are my father.
    You are my relative; you are my friend.
    You give me knowledge; you give me prosperity.
    You are everything to me, my God of the Gods !

    7 - If you can spend more time chant the following:

    Guru:

    DakshiNamurthy:

    Om namah praNavaarththaya s(h)uddha jnaanaika moorthayae
    Nirmalaaya pras(h)aanthaaya dakshinamoorthayae namah

    He is the very meaning of the primordial pranavva “ aum” and He is the embodiment of the purest form of knowledge. He is pure, totally calm and serene, I offer my obeisance to the supreme Lord Dakshinamurthy.

    OR

    Hayagriva:

    Jnaanandamayam daevam nirmalaspatikaakr(u)thim
    Aadhaaram sarva bhoothaanaam Hayagreevamupasmahae

    I offer my worship to Lord Hayagriva, who is the foundation of all knowledge, who possesses a body that is very pure like the purest of crystals and who is the store house of Jnana or the supreme form of knowledge.

    8 - Vinayaka

    Agajaanana padmaarkam gajaananam aharnis(h)am
    Anaekadantham bhakthaanaam aekadantham upaasmahae


    I offer my worship to that Lord Ganesha , day and night, who gives extreme happiness by which the lotus like face of Parvati, the daughter of Mountains, blossoms forth, like the lotus that would bloom by the sight of the Sun; my worship be to that God who possesses the face of an elephant with a single ivory horn, who bestows enormous boons to His devotees.

    More in
    http://www.indusladies.com/forums/showpost.php?p=20549&postcount=172

    9 - Saraswathi:

    Brahmasvaroopaa paramaa jyothiroopaa sanaathanee
    Sarvavidhyaadhi daevee yaa thasyai vaaNyai namo namah

    Oh, mother, Thou art the personification of Brahman. Thou art the supreme Spirit, the Light Divine, the eternal being. Thou art the presiding deity of al branches of learning.Salutations to thee, Oh Goddess of Speech !

    More in
    http://www.indusladies.com/forums/showpost.php?p=12899&postcount=135

    10 – Lakshmi:

    Maatharnamaami kamalae kamalaayathaakshi
    S(h)ree vishNuhruth kamala vaasini vis(h)wamaathah
    Ksheerodajae kamala komala garbhagowri
    Lakshmipraseeda sathatham namathaam s(h)araNyae


    For more shlokas refer to
    http://www.indusladies.com/forums/showpost.php?p=13029&postcount=152

    11 - Devi:

    Sarva mangaLa maangalyae s(h)ivae sarvaarththa saadhakae
    S(h)araNyae thryambikae gowri naaraayaNi namo(a)sthuthae

    Salutation to you, Oh Devi, who is the auspiciousness of all that is auspicious, who is the consort of Lord Shiva, who is the means of accomplishing all desires, who is the refuge of all, who is three-eyed and who is the fair-complexioned one.

    Shlokas for Meenakshi, Kamakshi, Bhuvanes(h)wari & other deoties, I will post separately. The above is a quick common shloka.

    12 – Shiva:

    S(h)ambhum daevam sakalajagathaam ees(h)varam tham thrinaethram
    Gowreenaatham sukhadavaradam chandrachoodam bhajaami

    I offer my worship to Lord Shambu, who wears moon on his head; who protects all the worlds; who is the three-eyed Lord . I offer my worship to the consort of Gowri; to him, who is the bestower of comforts, bestower of boons.

    13 - S(h)iva-Parvathi:

    Namah s(h)ivaabhyaam nava yowvanaabhyaam

    Paraspars slishta vapurdharaabhyaam
    Nagaendrakanyaa vrushakaethanaabhyaam
    Namo namah s(h)anlarapaarvatheebhyaam

    I pray to Lord Shiva and His consort, a very young maide; I pray to the form of Ardhanari, with the-mutually embraced or oneness of bodies of the lord and His consort; I pray to the daughter of the great mountain and the
    Lord who bears the banner with a bull on it; I pray again and again the Lord Shankara and is consort Parvathi.

    14 - Vishnu:

    Namassamastha bhoothaanam aadibhoothaaya bhoobhruthae
    Anaekarooparoopaaya vishNavae prabhavishNavae

    Salutation to Lord Vishnu who is the creator of all human beings, the sustainer of the creation, whose form is all forms, who is all pervasive, and who is self-effulgent.


    Continued in the next post.
     
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2007
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    Daily Shlokas from Morning tto Night - Part 2

    15 - KrishNa:

    Vasudaevasutham daevam kamsachaNoora mardhanam
    Daevakeeparamaanandam krishNam vandae jagadgurum

    I salute KrishNa, the Lord, the teacher of the world, son of Vasudaeva, destroyer of Kamsa and ChaNura and the greatest joy of Daevaki.

    16 - Hanuman:

    Manojavam maruthathulyavaegam

    Jithaendriyam buddhimathaam varishtam
    Vaathaathmajam vaanarayoothamukhyam
    S(h)ree aama dootham s(h)irasaa namaami

    Bowing my head, I salute Hanuman, who travels as fast as the mind and the wind, who has mastered his sense organs, who is best among the intelligent, who is the son of the deity of wind, who is the commander-in-chief of the army of vanara tribe and who is the envoy of S(h)ree Rama.

    17 - S(h)aasthaa:

    Lokaveeram mahaapoojyam sarvarakshaakaram vibhum
    Parvatheehrudayaanandam s(h)aastharam praNamaamyaham


    He is the mightiest of warriors; He is greatly adored; He protects every being; He is supreme; He causes happiness to Parvathi. I offer my salutations to that great Lord Shasta.

    18 - Thulasi:
    Tulasi s(h)ree sakhi s(h)ubhae paapahaariNim puNyadae
    Namasthae naradanuthae namo naraayaNa priyae

    Oh, Tulasi, you are the friend of Devi Lakshmi. You are pure. You destroy all sins. You give luck, auspiciousness and merit. I pray to you, the one praised by the sage Narada and who ( Tulasi) is the favourite of NarayaNa.

    19 - Rama:

    S(h)ree ramachandraas(h)ritha paarijaathah
    SamasthakalyaaNa guNaabhiraamah

    Seetha mukhaamboruha chanchareeka
    Nirantharam mangaLamaathanothu

    We cherish always, for all auspiciousness to us, and approach the fragrant Lord Ramachandra who is the embodiment of all superlative qualities that are very pleasant; the one who gives happiness to the lotus-eyed Seetha.

    20 - SubrahmaNya:

    Mayooradhiroodam mahaavaakya goodam
    Manoharidaeham mahachchiththa gaeham
    Mahee daevadaevam mahaavaedabhaavam
    Mahaadaevabaalam bhajae lokapaalam

    I worship
    the child of Mahadaeva, the protector of the worlf, mounted on the peacock, who is hidden in the Upanishads, possessed of beautiful body, who lives in the minds of the enlightened, the Lord of the learned and the import of the Vedas.

    21 - Navagraham:

    Aarogyam pradadaathu no dinakarah chandroyas(h)o nirmalam
    Bhoothim bhoomisuthah sudhaams(h)uthanayah prajnaam gururgowravam
    Kaanyah komaLavaagvilaasamathulam mando mukham sarvadaa
    Raahurbhalam virodhas(h)amanam kaethuh kulasyonnitham


    We pray to Surya for health, Chandra for virtuous fame, Angarakan for prosperity, Budhan for intelligence, Brahaspathi for good reputation, Shukra for unparalleled, good ability for conversation, Sannes(h)varan for permanent happiness, Rahu for good physique and ability to destroy enemies and Kethu for progeny.

    22 - Before food:

    AnnapurNaa sthothram;

    AnnapoorNae sadaapoorNae s(h)Ankara praaNa vallabhae
    Jnaana vairagya siddhyartham bikshaam daehi cha parvathi

    Oh, mother AnnapurNa ! You are whole & complete forever. Oh, Parvathi, consort of Lord Shankara, I solicit you for alms, for the sake of attaining liberation and for warding off the desires & passions of worldly thoughts.
    OR

    Bikshaam daehi kr(u)paavalambanakaree maathaa(a)nnapoorNaes(h)varee


    Mother Annapurani, you are the embodiment of grace. Pleae give me food.

    23 - At bed-time:

    Asking forgiveness:

    1 –Kara Charana Kritham Vaak Kaayajam Karmajam Vaa
    Sravana Nayanajam Vaa Maanasam Vaa Aparadham
    Vihitham Avihitham Vaa Sarvametat Kshamasva
    Jaya Jaya Karunabdhe Sri Maha Deva Shambho


    Do Thou forgive me, Oh Lord, for all my sins committed with my hands, feet speech, body, ears, eyes and mind, while doing actions enjoined or otherwise.
    Glory unto Thee, Oh Thou Lord beneficient, Thou God of gods, Thou ocean of mercy.

    Or

    24 - Yanmae manasaa vaachaa karmaNaa vaa dushkrutha krutham
    Thanna indro varuNo bruhaspathih savithaa cha punanthu punah punah

    Whatever sins have been committed by me, by thought, word or deed, may the Supreme Lord, the source of strength, wisdom and purity, forgive me and cleanse me of them all.

    25 - Dedicating all actions:

    Kayena vacha Manasendriyaiva
    Budhyatmana Va Prakrute Swabhavat
    Karomi Yadyath sakalam Parasmai
    Narayanayethi Samarpayami

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    Oh Lord, whatever I have done through body, speech, mind senses, intellect, soul or unconscious natural impulses – all that, I dedicate as an offering unto Thee, the Supreme all-pervading spirit.

    OR


    26 - To prevent bad dreams

    Rama Skanda hanumantam vaikadeyam vrukodaram
    Sayane sa smaren nityam dus-swapnam tasya nashyati

    OR

    Achyutham kaes(h)avam vishNum harim somam janaardhanam
    Hamsam naaraayaNam krishNam japaeth duhsvapna s(h)anthayae

    Love,
    Chithra.
     
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    it wud be great if u cud write in a simple way how to do regular pooja which dosent takes much time and too many shlokas and mantras
     
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    Wonderful Gift for New Year

    Dear Chithra,
    Just exactly what i wanted. Thank you soooooo much for this chithra. I am following most of the slokas that you have posted during my off days , making it a point to spend some time in the pooja room.During working days, i tell the simple ones while travelling to office in cab.

    Heres my request for PDF...Please do make it as a PDF version , i will be the happiest person :-D .



    WISH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY A VERY HAPPY AND A PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR 2007.:-D
     
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    Wonderful way to start the New Year!!!!!

    My dear Chitra,
    This is a wonderful way to start the New Year. I love this collection for each diety. Some or them I am not familiar with. Will try to incorporate these slokams in my daily prayers.

    Wish you and yours a HAPPY NEW YEAR. Thanks a ton Chitra.

    Love,
     

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