Early morning short shlokas

Early morning short shlokas

 

Early morning is a wonderful  time and the best time to do Prayers/meditation. The two hours before sunrise is the best time to do prayers in Hindu culture.

Here are three short beginner shlokas for to start teaching the children as they are around four or five years of age. It will help them learn a lot more than just the shlokas.  It will stay with them thru the student years and follow thru the next stage in life of householders as well.

I was taught this by my grandmother many decades ago and it just stayed with me.

1.   Before getting out of bed in the morning sit up in your bed. Open both your palms together and look at them. as you recite this shloka

कराग्रे वसते लक्ष्मि, करमूले सरस्वती करमध्ये तु गोविन्द प्रभाते कर दर्शनम् ||

Karaagre Vasate Laxmi, Laramoole saraswati, Kara madhye to govinda,Prabhaate kara darshanam.

Meaning:

On the tip of your palms reside Laxmi (the goddess of wealth),On the base of your palms reside the goddess saraswati(Goddess of knowledge /learning). In the center of your palms reside the Lord Govind(Vishnu) Early in the morning pray to these to make your morning a fruitful one.

2.      Before placing your feet on the ground in the morning. Situp with our feet dangling from the bed and look at the goddess mother earth (Floor) resite this shloka

समुद्र वसने देवी पर्वत स्तनमण्डले |  विष्णु पत्नि नमस्तुभ्यं पाद श्पर्शह् क्षमश्वमे ||

Samudra vasane devi, Partava stana mandale, Vishnu patni namastubhyum,Paada sprashah Kshamashvamey.

Meaning: -Oh mother goddess(Earth), one who wears the ocean as her wardrobe, Holds mountains to her heart, to that consort(wife) of Lord Vishnu, I bow to please forgive me for placing my feet upon your being. (In other words, ask forgiveness for putting your burden on the earth and thank for the help.)  These thoughts and prayers make one and humble person and teaches us to be respectful to every little favors we have from Mother nature. It also teaches us to appreciate what we always take for granted.

3.      stand on your two feet, bring your palms in prayer pose, close your eyes and pray to the creator of the universe with this shloka.

वसुदेवसुतं देवं कनस चाणूर मर्दनम् | देवकी परमानन्दं , कृष्णं वन्दे जगत् गुरुं ||

Vasudevasutum Devam, Kansa chaanura mardanam, Devaki paramaanandam,krishnam vande jagat gurum.

Meaning:  To the Son of Vasudev , to the one who killed evil persons such as Kansa and Chaanura, the one who brought ultimate happiness to Devaki, to that Lord and Guru (teacher) of the universe Krishna/Govinda/Vishnu, I bow with utmost respect.  Saying so, have a positive intention for a fruitful,successful and a wonderful day ahead.

 Sources : Many and unknown just like the entire sanskrit and Hindu culture and religion. These shlokas are from ancient Hindu culture/knowledge and wisdom. Many of them are used by various religious organizations as their own. However all the shlokas and the knowledge itself is from thousands of years before and is not owned by any one organization/ institution/culture.

शिव पञ्चाक्षर स्तोत्रम् Shiva Panchaakshara Stotrum Pratibha Jani

शिव  पञ्चाक्षर  स्तोत्रम्     Shiva Panchaakshara Stotrum  Pratibha Jani

shivlingam Pratibha Jani
shivlingam Pratibha Jani

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maha shivratri is coming up and I thought of adding this beautiful Shiva shlokas to my collection to share with all my member/subscribers. Have a wonderful Mahashivratri everyone. Meditation, Prayers, fasting if possible.

Read fasting then and now 

Fasting recipes for those interested in fasting

Here is the english and sanskrit PDF written format शिव पञ्चाक्षर स्तोत्रम् Shiva Panchaakshara Stotrum Pratibha Jani

and the audio/video to go along with it.

Shankha Pooja अथ शङ्ख पूजा

Next is shankh Pooja

7. अथ शङ्ख पूजा Atha Shankha Pooja

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shankha (Conch shells)

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Not a regular common practice for daily prayers but it is followed for special occasions. For taking the kind of shankha it is beneficial to have a shankha that is “dakshin Varti” which means circling towards the south(opening) is best.  Any size you can find is fine.

Now take the sankha and dip it in the water of the kalash and take the water into the shankha. take a couple leaves of tulsi if you have , if not then some plain rice or few petals of flower are also fine. Now take this shankha and place it in a copper plate that is called Tarbhaanu.

Tarbhaanu(Copper plate for puja)
Tarbhaanu(Copper plate for puja)

a stainless steel plate is also ok.

Join your hands in prayer and say the following shloka to bring the shankha as part of the ceremony. Shankha is considered to have born from the ocean so invite Lord Vishnu and Shankha to the special occasion.

Let’s start.

शङ्खं चन्द्रार्कदैवत्यं वारुणंचादि दैवतं |
पृष्ठे प्रजापति विद्यात् अग्रे गङ्गा सरस्वती|
त्रैलोक्ये यानि तीर्थानि वासुदेवस्य चाज्ञया |
शङ्खे तिष्ठन्ति विपेन्द्र तस्माद शङ्खं प्रपूजयेत् |
त्वं पूरा सागरोत्पन्नः विष्णुना विधृतः करे ||
निर्मितः सर्वदेवैस्तु पाञ्चजन्य नमोष्तुते |
पवनाय नमः
पाञ्चजन्याय नमः
पद्मगर्भाय नमः
अम्बुराजाय नमः
कंबुराजाय नमः
धवलाय नमः
पाञ्चजन्याय विद्महे पद्मगर्भाय धीमहि तन्नः शङ्खः प्रचोदयात् ||

Śaṅkhaṁ candrārkadaivatyaṁ vāruṇan̄cādi daivataṁ |
Pr̥ṣṭhē prajāpati vidyāt agrē gaṅgā sarasvatī |
Trailōkyē yāni tīrthāni vāsudēvasya cājñayā |
Śaṅkhē tiṣṭhanti vipēndra tasmāda śaṅkhaṁ prapūjayēt |
Tvaṁ pūrā saagarōtpannaḥ viṣṇunā vidhr̥taḥ karē | |
Nirmitaḥ sarvadēvaistu pāñcajan’ya namōṣtutē |
Pavanāya namaḥ
Pāñcajan’yāya namaḥ
Padmagarbhāya namaḥ
Amburājāya namaḥ
Kamburājāya namaḥ
Dhavalāya namaḥ
Pāñcajan’yāya vidmahē pādmagarbhāya dhīmahi tannaḥ śaṅkhaḥ pracōdayāt | |

Bow your head in respect and join your hands in prayer, invitation to the conch shell/Lord Vishnu.

Next is 7. Sankalp.अथः संकल्प