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Vedic Chantings:

saha

chanting

Om sa ha navavatu, sahanau bhunaktu, saha viryam karavavahai

Tejasvi navadhitamastu ma vidvisavahai.

Om Santih, Santih, Santih.

May He protect us both (teacher and the taught) together (by revealing knowledge). May He protect us both (by the results of knowledge). May we attain energy together. Let what we study be invigorating. May we not cavil at each other.

Om! Peace! Peace! Peace!


purnam

chanting

Om purnamada purnamidam purnat purnamudachyate

purnasya purnamadaya purnamevavasisyate

Om! Santih! Santih! Santih!

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Om. That (supreme Brahman) is infinite, and this (conditioned Brahman) proceeds from the infinite (supreme Brahman). (Then through knowledge), realizing the infinitude of the infinite (conditioned Brahman), it remains as the infinite (unconditioned Brahman) alone.

Om! Peace! Peace! Peace!


traya

chanting

Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra

Om Trayambakam yajamahe sughandhim pusti vardhanam

Urvarukamivabhandhanat mrityor muksiya mamrtat

Om! We offer our worship to the fragrant three-eyed Lord Siva who confers ever increasing prosperity. Please liberate us from the hands of death as effortlessly as an orvaruka fruit (watermelon) is separated from the vine; pease let us trun away from Liberation.


suklam

chanting

suklambaradharam visnum sasivarnam caturbhujam

prasannavadanam dhyayet sarvavighnopassantaye

Lord vighnesvara who wears a white garment, who is all-pervading, who has a bright complexion (like the full moon), who has hands (representing all power), who has an ever-smiling face, upon that Deity I meditate, for the removal of all obstacles.


 

saraswati

chanting

Sarasvati namastubhyam varade kamarupini

vidyarambham karisyami siddhirbhavatu me sada

Oh Goddess Sarasvati salutations to you, Oh one who gives booms, Oh one who fulfills desires. I am to begin my studies, may there always be accomplishment for me.


 

gukaram

chanting

Gukarastvandhakarasca rukarastannivartakah

andhakaranirodhitvad gururityabhidhiyate

The letter 'gu' stands for darkness (of ignorance), and 'ru' represent its destruction. A Guru is so called because he destroys the darkness (of ignorance).


 brah

 

chanting

Brahmanandam paramasukhadam kevalam jnanamurtim

Dvandvatitam gaganasadrsam tattvamasyadilaksyam

Ekam nityam vimalamacalam sarvadhisaksibhutam

Bhavatitam trigunarahitam sadgurum tam namami

The one whose nature is fullness that is Brahman, the one who gives me happiness, who is one (non-dual), who is of the form of knowledge, who is beyond the pairs of opposites, who is like space (all-pervasive), who is the implied meaning of 'That Thou Art', who is one (without a second), who is beyond time, who is pure (free from likes and dislikes), who is motionless, who is the witness of the mind (of all mental modes), who is beyond samsara, who is free from the three gunas (sattva, rajas,tamas), I salute (that) teacher, who is truth.


 as

 

chanting

Svasti prajabhyah paripalayantam

nyayena margena mahim mahisah

gobrahmanebhyassubhamastu nityam

lokasamastassukhino bhavantu.

May people be happy. May the kings righteously rule the earth. Let there be welfare for animals and men of wisdom (thinkers) at all times. May all be happy.


 

kale

 

sarve

 

asato

santi

omsriguru

chanting

kale varsatu parjanyah

prithivi sasyasalini

desoyam ksobharahitah

brahmanassantu nirbhayah

May it rain at the proper time. May the earth produce grains. may this country be free from famine. May men of contemplation (the thinkers,the brain trust of the country) be fearless.

sarve bhavantu sukhinah sarve santu niramayah

sarve bhadrani pasyantu ma kascid duhkhabhag bhavet

May all be happy. May all be healthy. May all enjoy prosperity. May none suffer.

Asato ma sadgamaya, tamaso ma jyotirgamaya, mrtyorma amrtam gamaya.

lead me (by giving the knowledge) from unreal (apparent) to the real; from darkness (of ignorance0 to light (of knowledge); (and) from death (sense of limitation) to immortality (limitlessness, liberation).

Om Santih Santih Santih.

Om peace, peace, peace.

Om sri gurubhyo namah harih om