Simple shlokas to recite Before Meals

4 simple shlokas to recite Before Meals

  1. यज्ञ शिष्ठा शिनः षन्तोमुच्यन्ते सर्व किल बिशैहि |
  2.  भुन्जते ते त्वघं पाप ये पचन्त्यात्मा कारणात ||    bhagwad gita ch 3:13

2.यत् करोषि यदश्नासि यज्जुहोषि ददासि यत् |
यत् तपस्यसि कौन्तेय, तत्कुरुश्व मदर्पणम् ||  bhagwad gita ch 9:27

3.अहं वैश्वा नरो भूत्वा प्राणिनां देहमाश्रितः |
प्राणापान समायुक्त, पचाम्यन्नं चतुर्विधम् || bhagwad gita ch 15:14

4.ॐ सहनाववतु सहनौ भुनक्तु सहवीर्यं करवावहै |
तेजस्विना वधितमस्तु मा विद्विषावहै ॐ शान्ति शान्ति शान्तिः ||

Transliteration

1.Yagna shishta shinah shanto muchyante sarva kil bishaihi |  Bhunjya tete tvagham papa,ye pachantyatma karnat||

2.Yat karoshi yadashnasi,yaj juhoshi dadasi yat| Yat pashyashi kaunteya, tat kurushva madarpanam.||

3.Ahum vaishva naro bhutva,praninaam deha maashritah.| Pranaapaana samaayukta,pachamyannam chaturvidham.||

4.Om sahavaavavatu, sahanau bhunaktu,saha viryam karvaa vahai. Tejashvinaa vadhi ta mastu,maavidhvishaavahai. Om shanti,shani, shanti. ||

Translation(Meaning) in short.

1.A righteous person who eats the food after offered for sacrifice is released from all sins.The others who cook and eat solely for their own sake, eat sin.

2.Oh son of Kunti (Which is Arjuna) whatever you do, eat, offer in sacrifice,giveaway,and practice as austerity, do it as an offering to me (God) – says Shri Bhagwan in Geeta.

3. I(God) become the fire of digestion(Vaishvanara) abide in all animals,and I an associated with the vital air of Life, going in and out of the body I digest all four kinds of food.

4.Oh Gods! We pray to you to please protect us,bless us with bliss, knowledge and Joy. Let us join forces together. May our studies be Bright.  May we not hate or quarrel with each other. Om Peace,Peace,Peace.

Shri Ganesh Aavahan Mantra Shloka श्री गणेश आवाहनं मन्त्र श्लोक

Shri Ganesh Aavahan Mantra Shloka
श्री गणेश आवाहनं मन्त्र श्लोक

shri Ganesh
shri Ganesh

Shri Ganesh Chaturthi . It is also a day when you try to stay away from looking at the moon. Visit my categories on the right of the blog to see what shloka to recited if you happen to see the moon by mistake on this day.

In continuation of our series for steps for pooja practices in typical hindu gujrati homes. This particular segment is for invoking Lord Ganesh which is always done at the beginning of all ceremonies and pooja performances.

Tadaadau shri vighneshvar poojam karishye : तदादौ श्री विघ्नेश्वर् पूजां करिष्ये

Join hands and close your eyes in reciting this following mantra/shloka to invite/invoke Lord Ganesh to the pooja performance.

  • ॐ सुमुखाय नमः Om sumukhaay namah
  • ॐ एक दन्ताय नमः Om Ek dantaaya namah
  • ॐ कपिलाय नमः Om Kapilaaya Namah
  • ॐ गजकर्णकाय नमः Om gajakarnakaya Namah
  • ॐ लम्बोदराय नमः Om Lambodaraaya Namah
  • ॐ विकटाय नमः Om Vikataaya Namah
  • ॐ विघ्नराजाय नमः Om Vidhna Raajaaya namah
  • ॐ गणाधिपाय नमः Om Ganadhipaaya Namah
  • ॐ धूम्रकेतवे नमः Om Dhumratketave Namah
  • ॐ गणाध्यक्षाय नमः Om Ganaadhyakshaaya Namah
  • ॐ भालचन्द्राय नमः Om Bhalchandraaya Namah
  • ॐ गजाननाय नमः  Om Gajananaaya Namah

अभीप्सितार्थ सिध्यर्थं पूजितो यः सुरैरपि |
सर्व विघ्नच्चिदे तस्मै गणाधिपतये नमः
ॐ गणानां त्वा गणपतिं हवामहे,
कविं  कवी  नामुपमश्रवस्तम म्
ज्येष्टराजं ब्रह्मणां ब्रह्मणस्पत,
आनः श्रुन्वन्नूति भिस्सीद सादनम् ||

 श्री महा गणपते नमः| 

Jai Shri Ganesh

विघ्नेश्वर महाभाग सर्व लोक नमस्कृत |
मयरब्धमिदंकर्म निर्विघ्नं कुरु सर्वदा |
आब्रह्मलोकादशेशात् अलोकालोकपर्वतात
ये वसन्ति द्विजदेवाः तेभ्यो नित्यं नमो नमः |
नमो नमो गणेशाय नमस्ते शिव सूनवे |
अविघ्नं कुरुमे देव नमामित्वाम् गणाधिप

श्री महा गणपतये नमः  प्रार्थना समर्पयामि ||

  1. Abhipsitaartha siddhyarthan poojito yah surairapi.
  2. sarva vighnachchidetasmai ganaadhipataye namah.
  3. om ganaaanaam tvaa ganapatim havaamahe,
  4. kavimkavinaam upamashravastavam |
  5. Jyeshtaraajam brahmanaam brahmaanaspta
  6. aa nah shrunvannutibhissida saadanam ||
  7. Shri maha ganapataye namah|
  8. Vighneshvara mahabhaaga sarva loka namaskrutah
  9. mayaarabdhamidam karma,nirvighnam kuru sarvadaa.|
  10. aa brahmalokaadsheshaatalokaalokaparvataat
  11. Ye vasanti dvijadevaha, tebhyo nityam namo namah.
  12. namo namo ganeshaya namaste shiva sunave|
  13. A vidhnam kurume  deva namaamitvaam ganaadhipa.
  14. Shri maha ganapataye namah : Prarthanaam samarpayaami.

Bow your head to lord Shri Ganesh.

shri ganesh
shri ganesh

Next in the series is 10 Aatmapooja  आत्मपूजा in our continuaiton of series for Hinduism: Basics of Pooja practices.

In case you are looking for more Ganesh prayers, stuti and Aarti Please click here

No Chandra darshan(looking at the moon)on Ganesh Chaturthi

No Chandra darshan on Ganesh chaturthi

According to our ancient scritpures( Purana) we should not be looking at the moon on the day or Ganesh chaturthi. The main Ganesh chaturthi day that comes once a year.

The ancient story goes that the moon was laughting at Lord ganesh due to his vehicle the Mouse. So Lord Ganesh cursed the moon by saying that no one will look at the moon on Ganeshchaturthi. Anyone who looks at the moon on the day of ganesh chaturthi will be blamed for something they did not do. The story further goes to say that even Lord Krishna had to bear this curse as he too was accused of stealing the jewel “syamantak Mani(pearl)”  because of looking at the moon on the day of ganesh chaturthi.

Say if you happen to see the moon by mistake on that day, what do we do now? In hindu philosophy and culture one thing I have always noticed is that they always give you solutions to all your problems. There are a few ways to rid yourself of the so called curse. You can :

1. see the moon on 3rd and 5th day as well which is the day before and he day after the day of ganesh chaturthi.
2. Read or listen to the episode that describes the theft of syamantak mani as narrated in  chapters 56 and 57 of tenth skanda of srimad Bhagwad.
3. recite the  following mantra that  with a glass of water in your hand and then drink that water.

Sanskrit:
सिन्ह प्रसेनमवधीत्  सिन्हो जाम्बवता हतः |
सुकुमारक मा रोदीस्तव ह्येष स्यमन्तकः ||
English:
Sinha prasenamavadheet sinho jaambavataa Hatah:|
Sukumarak maa rodistava hyesha syamantaka: ||

Meaning: O handsome prince, it is for this pearl that Sinha killed prasena and Jaambvan killed the sinha, so please do not be upset(cry) Now you and only you have the right to this pearl.

So here’s hoping you don’t see the moon on the day of ganesh chaturthi, but in case you happen to by mistake, please use these tips to counter balance the ill effects of the sight.

shri ganesh
Jai Shri ganesh

Happy Ganesh Chaaturthi.

Disclaimer: Source for all the shlokas/prayers on my blog are Various different scriptures,books,that I have read over my entire lifetime,received from my  grand parents, parents and from ancient hindu/sanskrit books and other material thru my own research for knowledge scriptures. Many are 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.

Shri Suktum Prayers By Pratibha Jani pdf and audio

Shri Suktum – Sanskrit chants    (Prayer to Mother goddess for All round prosperity)

Shri Suktam-transliterations and chants (In sanskrit script with English Transliterations)

This Prayer is offered to Mother Goddess Laxmi for peace, prosperity and over all success in life.

 

Shivratri Fasting recipes Pratibha Jani

Shivratri Fasting recipes Pratibha Jani

Mahesh Murti Shiva Elephantacaves India

shivlingam Pratibha Jani
shivlingam Pratibha Jani

 

 

 

 

 

So, today as I woke up this morning, I thought of how we used to gt up early in the morning and cook fasting recipes for the day. We also used to cook for the members of the  family who did not fat so we did two set of cooking on that day. Fun right? Yup. Actually it was.  Then, once all the kitchen was taken care of, we used to go to Shiva temple. Any temple close to home works just fine.So many times I was also very lucky to be a tour guide at the famous Elephanta caves in Mumbai on the day of shivratri. I loved it so much.

I still do my temple visits here even in NJ.  We are lucky to find Shiva temples in our area that do the special Pujas and follow the Hindu calendar days to perform the Puja.

Really it doesn’t matter if you follow the physical visit to the temple  social /cultural/religious set of customs or if you can just take some time for yourself in introspection and try to reach your inner self, to find that YOU within your self, and /or try to tap into the higher authority that makes the universe and beyond go around. Take a few minutes for yourself and just be at peace with yourself. Meditate and do some pranayam. Do some Shiva chants/shlokas, prayers , aartis, what ever works for you but do something.   So here are my this morning’s fasting recipes: cooking recipes all ready to enjoy and share.    This morning  I made

  • Moriya ni khichdi
  • Bhinda nu shaak
  • Rajagra ni Bhakhri
  • and Moriya ni kadhi

Shiv ratri fasting recipes Pratibha Jani
Shiv ratri fasting recipes Pratibha Jani

Let me know how your day goes today.

and yes fruits

fruits Pratibha Janisrecipes
Pratibha Janisrecipes

 

Happy shivratri everyone, and if you are not fasting you  can still eat these recipes

Shri Govind Damodar Stotra Pratibha Jani

Shri Govind Damodar Stotra Pratibha Jani

गोविन्द दामोदर स्तोत्र प्रतिभा जानि

Written Pdf  Govind damordar stotra Pratibha Jani

Shri Govind Damodar Stotra Pratibha Jani गोविन्द दामोदर स्तोत्र प्रतिभा जानि
Shri Govind Damodar Stotra Pratibha Jani