16 Step Puja Worship in Hinduism

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A Hindu brahmin priest performing puja on a bronze Nataraja in Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, India

There are numerous forms of worship among Hindus, of which Puja is one of the more popular. The most widely accepted and followed system of Puja is the Shodasa – Upachara Puja, or 16 – Service worship.

The main purpose of this type of Puja is two-fold. Primarily it is to uplift the five senses of the worshiper, and by doing so elevate him to a higher level of consciousness that will promote good thoughts and actions. Secondarily it draws upon the Indian traditions of honoring a guest, wherein each upachara is a service to the deity who takes presence in the sculpture for the duration of the Puja.

  1. DhyaanaMeditating on the deity that is being invoked.
  2. AavaahanaInviting the deity into the altar.
  3. AasanaGiving the deity a seat.
  4. Paadya Washing the deity’s feet with clean water.
  5. ArghyaOffering the deity water to rinse hands and mouth.
  6. AachamanaOffering the deity water to drink.
  7. SnaanaBathing the deity with various auspicious items.
  8. VasthraDressing the deity with clean clothes.
  9. YagnopaveethaOffering the deity a clean sacred thread.
  10. GandhaSpreading fresh sandalwood paste on the deity.
  11. Pushpa Offering fresh flowers while chanting the deity’s names.
  12. DhoopaSpreading incense smoke throughout the altar.
  13. DeepaWaving a lamp to illuminate the freshly decorated deity.
  14. NaivedyaOffering the deity food.
  15. Taambula ­– Offering the deity a refreshing mix of betel nut and leaves.
  16. Pradakshina & NamaskaraCircumambulating the altar and bidding farewell to the deity.

Among these sixteen services, five hold more importance than the rest. Together these five services are referred to as the pancha – upacharas, and include gandha, pushpa, dhoopa, deepa, and naivedya. Collectively, these five services engage the five senses.

  • Gandha – Touch
  • Sandalwood paste cools the skin and is a natural insect repellant.
  • Pushpa – Hearing
  • The recitation of the deity’s names that accompanies each flower engages the ears.
  • Dhoopa – Smell
  • Incense envelops the entire temple with a refreshing fragrance for the nose.
  • Deepa – Sight
  • The lamp illuminates the deity and brings out the beauty of the icon to the eyes.
  • Naivedya – Taste
  • Food that has been offered to the deity is eaten and entices the taste buds.
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Bronze Ganesh in opening eye ceremony at the Cleveland Museum of Art

Mantras, Quotes & Hymns of Murugan, Subramaniyan

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The ardent devotees of Murugan call him by a variety of names – Karthilkeya, Arumuga, Shanmuga, Guhan, Skanda, Subramanya and Kumara. He is the son of the Hindu God of Destruction, Lord Shiva and the brother of the remover of obstacles, Lord Ganesh (The elephant-headed God).

Some of the famous mantras are as follows:

1. Moola Mantra

Om Sharavana-bhavaya Namaha

Meaning: Adorations to Lord Subrahmanya

 

2. Muruga Sloka

Gyaanashaktidhara skanda

valliikalyaaNa sundara

devasenaa manaH kaanta

kaartikeya namo.astute

OM subrahmanyaaya namah

Meaning: Adoration to Lord Kartikeya, who is also known as Skanda. He is the one who holds the staff of intelligence, and holds the beautiful beloved of Goddess Vallii. She is the enchanter of the mind of Goddess Devasena. I offer adorations repeatedly to that Divine Kartikeya.

 

3. Sri Subramanya Pancharatnam:  This mantra is also known as Murugan Pancharatna stotram and is a six-verse prayer chanted everyday by devotees, especially on Sashti Viratham days.

Shadananam, chandana lepithangam,

Mahorasam, divya mayoora vahanam,

Rudrasya soonum, sura loka nadam,

Brahmanya devam, saranam prapadye

 

Jajwalyamanam, sura brunda vandyam,

Kumaradhara thada mandirastham,

Kandarpa roopam, Kamaneeya gathram,

Brahmanya devam, saranam prapadye

 

Dwishadbujam dwadasa divya nethram,

Trayee thanum soolamasim dadhanam,

Seshavatharam, kamaneeya roopam,

Brahmanya devam, saranam prapadye

 

Surari gorahava shobhamanam,

Surothamam shakthi daram kumaram,

Sudhaara shakthyayudha shobhi hastham,

Brahmanya devam, saranam prapadye

 

Ishtartha sidhi pradha meesa puthram,

Ishtannadham bhoosura kamadhenum,

Gangodbhavam sarva jananukoolam,

Brahmanya devam, saranam prapadye

 

Ya slokamidham padatheeha bhakthya,

Brahmanya deva nivesitha manasa san,

Prapnothi bhogamakilam bhuvi yadyadishtam,

Anthe cha gachathi muda guha samyameva

 

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4. Sri Subramanya Karavalambam : This is one of popular mantra of Lord Subramanya, which is chanted by almost all devotees.

Hey Swaminatha karunakara deena bandho,

Sree Paravatheesa mukha pankaja padma bandho,

Sreesadhi deva gana poojitha pada padma,

Valleesa nadha mama dehi karavalambham

 

Devadhi deva sutha, deva ganadhi nadha,

Devendra vandhya mrudu pankaja manju pada,

Devarshi narada muneendra sugeetha keerthe,

Valleesa nadha mama dehi karavalambham

 

Nithyanna dana nirathakhila roga harin,

Bhagya pradhana paripooritha bhaktha kama,

Sruthyagama pranava vachya nija swaroopa,

Valleesa nadha mama dehi karavalambham

 

Krouncha surendra parigandana sakthi soola,

Chapa thi sasthra parimanditha divya panai,

Sree kundaleesa drutha thunda sikheendra vaha,

Valleesa nadha mama dehi karavalambham

 

Devadhi deva radha mandala Madhya methya,

Devendra peeda nagaram druda chapa hastha,

Sooram nihathya sura kotibhiradyamana,

Valleesa nadha mama dehi karavalambham

Heeradhi rathna vara yuktha kireeda hara,

Keyura kundala lasath kavachabhirama,

Hey Veera tharaka jayaa amara brunda vandhya,

Valleesa nadha mama dehi karavalambham

 

Panchaksharadhi manu manthritha ganga thoyai,

Panchamruthai praudhithendra mukhair muneendryai,

Pattabhishiktha maghavatha nayasa nadha,

Valleesa nadha mama dehi karavalambham

 

Sree karthikeya karunamrutha poorna drushtya,

Kamadhi roga kalushi krutha drushta chitham,

Sikthwa thu mamava kala nidhi koti kantha,

Valleesa nadha mama dehi karavalambham.

 

5. Sri Subrahmanya Ashtottara Sata Namavali: We all know the fact that the names of Lord Skanda are innumerable, but in this sthothram the 108 of His descriptive names are enumerated.

1. Om Skandaya namaha

Hail Skanda! Vanquisher of the mighty foes

2. Om Guhaya namaha

Praise be to the Invisible Lord—He who abides in the hearts of devotees true

3. Om Shanmukhaya namaha

Praise be to the six-faced one

4. Om Balanetrasutaya namaha

Praise be to the Son of the Three-Eyed Siva

5.Om Prabhave namaha

Praise be to the Lord Supreme

6. Om Pingalaya namaha

Praise be to the golden-hued one

7.Om Krittikasunave namaha

Hail to the Son of the starry maids

8. Om Sikhivahanaya namaha

Hail to the rider on the peacock

 9. Om Dvinadbhujaya namaha

Hail to the Lord with the twelve hands

10. Om Dvinannetraya namaha

Hail to the Lord with the twelve eyes

11. Om Saktidharaya namaha

Hail to the wielder of the Lance!

12. Om Pisidasaprabhajanaya namaha

Praise be to the destroyer of the Asuras

13.Om Tarakasurasamharine namaha

Praise be to the slāyar of Tārakāsuran

14. Om Raksobalavimardanaya namaha

Praise be to the Victor of the Asuric forces

15. Om Mattaya namaha

Praise be to the Lord of felicity

16. Om Pramattaya namaha

Praise be to the Lord of bliss

17. Om Unmattaya namaha

Hail Oh passionate One

18. Om Surasainyasuraksakaya namaha

Hail Saviour of the Devas

19. Om Devasenapataye namaha

Hail Commander of the Heavenly hosts

20. Om Pragnya namaha

Hail, Lord of Wisdom

21. Om Kripalave namaha

Hail Compassionate One

22. Om Bhaktavatsalāya namaha

Lover of devout ones, Praise be to Thee

23. Om Umasutaya namaha

Son of Uma—Praise be to Thee

24. Om Saktidharaya namaha

Mighty Lord—Praise be to Thee

25. Om Kumaraya namaha

Eternal youth—Praise be to Thee

26. Om Krauncadharanaya namaha

He who reft asunder the Krauñca Mount—Praise be to Thee

27. Om Senanye namaha

Praise be to the Army Chief

28. Om Agnijanmane namaha

To the effulgence of Fire, all Hail

29. Om Visakhaya namaha

To Him who shone on the astral Visakha—All Hail

30. Om Shankaratmajaya namaha

Thou Son of Sankara—All Hail

31. Om Sivasvamine namaha

Thou Preceptor of Siva—All Hail

32. Om Ganaswamine namaha

On Lord of the Ganas—All Hail

33. Om Sarvasvamine namaha

On Lord, God Almighty, All Hail

34. Om Sanatanaya namaha

Oh Lord eternal, Praise be to Thee

35. Om Anantasaktaye namaha

Thou potent Lord, Praise be to Thee

36. Om Aksobhyaya namaha

Unsullied by arrows art Thou—Praise be to Thee

37. Om Parvatīpriyanandanaya namaha

Thou beloved of Parvati, Praise be to Thee

38. Om Gangasutaya namaha

Oh, son of Goddess Ganga—Praise be to Thee

39. Om Sarodbhutaya namaha

Thou who did’st nestle in the Saravana Lake

40. Om Atmabhuve namaha

Thou Unborn Lord

41. Om Pavakatmajaya namaha

Thou who art born of Fire

42. Om Mayadharaya namaha

Energy Art Thou—Praise be to Thee

43. Om Prajrimbhaya namaha

Praise be to thee Auspicious One

44. Om Ujjrimbhaya namaha

Praise be to the Invincible One

45. Om Kamalasanasamstutaya namaha

Praise be to the Lord extolled by Brahma

46. Om Ekavarnaya namaha

The one Word art Thou—All Hail

47. Om Dvivarnaya namaha

In Two Art Thou—All Hail

48. Om Trivarnaya namaha

Thou Art the Three—All Hail

49. Om Sumanoharaya namaha

Thou Stealer of pure hearts—All Hail

50. Om Caturvarnaya namaha

In four Art Thou—All Hail

51. Om Pancavarnaya namaha

In five letters Art Thou—All Hail

52. Om Prajapataye namaha

Father of all Creation—All Hail

53. Om Trumbaya namaha

Praise be to Thee, Oh Peerless One

54. Om Agnigarbhaya namaha

Thou who dost sustain the fire

55. Om Samigarbhaya namaha

Hail Thou who arose out of the Vanni flame

56. Om Visvaretase namaha

Thou glory of the Absolute Paramasivam, All Hail

57. Om Surarighne namaha

Oh, Subduer of the foes of the Devas, All Hail

58. Om Hiranyavarnaya namaha

Thou resplendent One, All Hail

59. Om Subhakrite namaha

Thou Auspicious One—All Hail

60. Om Vasumate namaha

Thou Oh Splendour of the Vasus All Hail

61. Om Vatuvesabhrite namaha

Praise be to Thee, Oh lover of celibacy

62. Om Bhushane namaha

Thou Luminous Sun—All Hail

63. Om Kapastaye namaha

Thou Effulgence divine, All Hail

64. Om Gahanaya namaha

Thou Omniscient One—All Hail

65. Om Chandravarnaya namaha

Thou Radiance of the Moon—Praise be to Thee

66. Om Kaladharaya namaha

Thou who adorns the crescent—Praise be to Thee

67. Om Mayadharaya namaha

Engergy art Thou—Praise be to Thee

68. Om Mahamayine namaha

Great Artist of Deception too art Thou, Praise be to Thee

69. Om Kaivalyaya namaha

Everlasting joy of attainment—Praise be to Thee

70. Om Sahatatmakaya namaha

Art all-pervading—All Hail

71. Om VisvayOnaye namaha

Source of all Existence—All Hail

72. Om Ameyatmane namaha

Oh, Supreme Splendour, All Hail

73. Om Tejonidhaye namaha

Illumination divine—All Hail

74. Om Anamayaya namaha

Savior of all ills—All Hail

75. Om Parameshtine namaha

Thou art Immaculate Lord, Praise be to Thee

76. Om Parabrahmane namaha

Thou Transcendant One, Praise be to Thee

77. Om Vedagarbhaya namaha

The Source of the Vedas art Thou, Praise be to Thee

78. Om Viratsutaya namaha

Immanent Art Thou in the Universe, Praise be to Thee

79. Om Pulindakanyabhartre namaha

Praise be to the Lord of Valli, the Vedda belle

80. Om Mahasarasvatavradaya namaha

Praise be to the source of Gnosis

81.Om asrita Kiladhatre namaha

Praise be to Him who showers grace on those who seek his solace

82. Om Choraghnaya namaha

Praise be to Him who annihilates those who steal

83. Om Roganasanaya namaha

Praise be to the divine Healer

84. Om Anantamurtaye namaha

Praise be Thine whose forms are endless

85. Om anandaya namaha

Praise be Thine, Oh Thou infinite Bliss

86. Om Shikhandīkritagedanaya namaha

Praise be Thine, Thou Lord of peacock banner!

87. Om Dambhaya namaha

Praise be Thine, Oh lover of gay exuberance

88. Om Paramadambhaya namaha

Praise be Thine, Thou lover of supreme exuberance

89. Om Mahadambhaya namaha

Praise be Thine, Oh Lord of lofty magnificence

90. Om Vrishakapaye namaha

Thou who art the culmination of righteousness—All Hail

91. Om Karanopatadehaya namaha

Thou who deigned embodiment for a cause—All Hail

92. Om Karanatita Vigrahaya namaha

Form transcending causal experience

93. Om Anishvaraya namaha

Oh Eternal peerless plentitude, All Hail

94. Om Amritaya namaha

Thou Ambrosia of Life—All Hail

95.Om Pranaya namaha

Thou life of life, Praise unto Thee

96. Om Pranayamaparayanaya namaha

Thou support of all beings—Praise unto Thee

97. Om Vritakandare namaha

Praise unto Thee who subjugates all hostile forces

98. Om Viraghnaya namaha

Thou vanquisher of heroic opponents, Praise unto Thee

99. Om Raktashyamagalaya namaha

Thou art Love, and of crimson beauty— Praise unto Thee

100. Om Mahate namaha

Oh Consummation of glory, All Praise to Thee

101. Om Subrahmanyaya namaha

We praise Thee, Oh effulgent Radiance

102. Om Paravaraya namaha

Oh Supreme Goodness, Praise unto Thee

103. Om Brahmanyaya namaha

We praise Thee, luminous wisdom serene

104. Om Brahmanapriyaya namaha

Thou who art beloved of seers—Praise unto Thee

105. Om Loka Gurave Namaha

Oh universal Teacher, All Praise to Thee

106. Om Guhapriyaya Namaha

We praise Thee, In-dweller in the core of our hearts

107.Om Aksayaphalapradaya namaha

We praise Thee, Oh bestower of indestructible results ineffable

108.Om Sri Subrahmanyaya namaha

We praise Thee, most glorious effulgent Radiance

 

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6. Sri Subramanya Bhujaga Stotram : This mantra is believed to remove Kuja dosha, delayed marriages, clashes, legal disputes, disturbed married life etc.

Bhajeham kumaram bhavnikumaram galollasiharam

Namtsya edwiharam, repustomaparam nrusimhavatram

Sada nirvikaram guham nirvicharam

 

Namameesa putraam japashonagatram kuraraatisatrum

Ruvemdwagni neetram, mahabahrnipatram sivasabjamitramPrabhaswatkaltrayam puranam pavitram

 

Aneekarkakoti prabhavasyalamtam manoharimanikya

Bhooshojwalam tam, sritanamabheestam nisamtam

Krupavarikallola bhastkataksham varjanmanohariso

Nambujaksham, prayogapradana pravhaikadaksham baje Kanti kantam parastomarakham

 

Sukastoorisimdooraswalllalatamdayapoorna chittammaha Deviputram, raveedoolllasadratna rajatkireetam bhajekreedita Kasagangadikootam

 

Sukumdaprasoonavalisobhitamgam saratpoorna chandraprabha Kantikantam, sirisha prasunabhiramam bhavatam bhaje deva Senapatim vallabham tam

10 Kali Mantras, Chants, Hymns & Quotes for Pleasing the Dark Goddess

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Kali Ma is known as the preserve of Earth, but due to her destructive powers she is also known as “Dark Mother”. The name Kali means She, who is Beyond Time. She is considered as a berserk form of Durga/Parvati, who is consort of Lord Shiva. Kali Ma is simultaneously portrayed as the giver and destructor of life. However, in most of the interpretations she is portrayed as ferocious and evil. She is the mother of the world and the treasure-house of compassion. She is considered as the primordial mass from which all life arouse.

 

 

 

Here are some mantras to please Kali Ma

1. Bija Mantra:

Kreem

This mantra will protect you from all the evil forces.

2. Simple form of Kali Mantra:

Om Krim Kali

Meaning: K stands for full knowledge,
R means she is auspicious,
I means she bestows booms, and
M that she gives freedom

3.Kali Mantra:

Om Kring Kalikaye Namah

This mantra is simple and transforms the devotee to pure consciousness.

4. Simple Kali Mantra

Om Sri Maha Kalikayai Namaha

Only a few people use this mantra due to its purgative nature.

5. Kalika-Yei Mantra

Om Klim Kalika-Yei Namaha

This mantra is believed to bring relief from all kinds of problems, no matter how much complex it is.

6. The fifteen syllable mantra

Om Hrim Shreem Klim Adya Kalika Param Eshwari Swaha

It is believed that this mantra brings rapid growth to one’s spirituality.

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7. Kali Mantra for Worship

Kring Kring Kring Hing Kring Dakshine Kalike Kring Kring Kring Hring Hring Hung Hung Swaha

The Mantra consists of three seeds, krim, hum and hrim, and the name ‘dakhshina kalike’ and ‘swaha’, which signifying offering. This mantra is used by the devotees of Kali, the preserver of Earth, who saves us from all the ignorance and the fear of death.

8. Kali Gayatri

Om Maha Kalyai
Ca Vidmahe Smasana Vasinyai
Ca Dhimahi Tanno Kali Prachodayat

Meaning: Om Great Goddess Kali, the One and only one, who resides in the Ocean of Life and in the Cremation Grounds that dissolve the world. We focus our energies on you, may you grant us boons and blessings.

9. Kali Chants

a). Om Kali, Kali! Om Kali, Kali!
Namostute, namostute, namo!
Namostute, namostute, namo!
b). Ananda Ma Ananda Ma Kali
Ananda Ma Ananda Ma Kali
Ananda Ma Ananda Ma Kali
Om Kali Ma!

These are the simple chants to please the Black Goddess.

10. Dakshina Kali Dhyan Mantra :- This is also known as karpuradi stotram.

Om karala-badanam ghoram mukta-kEshim chatur-bhuryam.
kalikam dakshinam dibyam munda-mala bibhushitam
sadya-chinna shira kharga bama-dordha karambujam
abhayam baradan-chaiba dakshina-dardha panikam

Meaning: Om. Fierce of face, she is dark, with flowing hair and four-armed.Dakshina Kalika divine, adorned with a garland of heads.
In Her lotus hands on the left, a severed head and a sword
She bestows sanctuary and blessings with her right hands.

11. Maha kali dhyanam

Om khargang chakra-gadeshu-chapa-parighan shulang bhushundIng shirah shankhang sanda-dhatIng karistri-nayanAng sarbanga-bhushabritam. nIlashma-dyutimasya pada-dashakang sebe maha kalikang yamastou-chhaite harou kamalajye hantung madhung kaitavam.

Meaning: Aum, Her ten hands is holding a scimitar, disk, mace, arrows and bow, lance, club, a skull and a conch shell. She is a three-eyed goddess, Her body is covered with ornaments, and Her countenance with the brilliance of blue diamonds, with ten limbs. We offer our service to mahakali, She who Brahma praised for protection from the demons madhu and kaitava, when Bishnu was in sleep.

 

 

Hindu Goddess Lakshmi Mantras, Quotes & Hymns

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According to Hindu beliefs the Hindu Goddess Lakshmi is the Goddess of wealth, fortune, luxury, power, prosperity, generosity and embodiment of beauty.  She is also the consort of Lord Vishnu and is believed to give strength to the Lord himself. Goddess Lakshmi is believed to relieve all her devotees from all sorrows related to money. Padma, Padma Priya, Padmamaladhara devi, Kamala, Padmamukhi, Padmakshi, Jalaja, Madhavi, Padmahasta, Padmasundari, Kalyani, Vishnupriya, Ulkavahini and Vaishnavi are some of the names in which She is worshiped. She is also known as Jaganmaatha (“Mother of the Universe”).

You can find innumerable number of slokas in praise of Goddess Lakshmi. Here, are some of them:

1. Beeja Mantra:

Shreem

It is believed that the continuous chanting of this mantra will bring gain and prosperity in life.

2. The manthra that inclucdes 9 names of Mahalakshmi:

Om Mahalakshmi Namahae

Om Gaja Lakshmi Namahae

Om Jaya Lakshmi Namahae

Om Thana Lakshmi Namahae

Om Santana Lakshmi Namahae

Om Seetha Lakshmi Namahae

Om Thaireya Lakshmi Namahae

Om Thannya Lakshmi Namahae

Om Vidya Lakshmi Namahae

Om Maha Vishu Mahalakshmi Namahae

Chanting this mantra will bring youth, beauty, happiness and riches to you, which will make a great difference in life.

3. Shri Dakshina Lakshmi Stotram

Trilokya Poojithe Dhevee Kamala Vishnu vallabhe

Yaya Thawam Achalaa Krishne Thathaa-bhava Mayee Sthiraa

Kamala Chanchala Lakshmi Chalaa Bhoothir Hari Priya

Padma Padmalayaa Samyak Uchai Shri Padma-dharini

Dwada-saithani Naamani Lakshmi Sampoojya Ya Padeth

Sthiraa Lakshmir Bhaved Thasya Puthra-dhara Abhi-saha

Ithi Shri Dakshina Lakshmi Stotram Sampoornam

 

Meaning: Oh Goddess you are the one who is worshiped in all the three worlds,

Oh Kamala, Oh Consort of Lord Vishnu,

Oh Consort of Krishna, If only you are stable,

And abide by me forever.

Oh Kamala, Oh unstable one, Oh Lakshmi,

Oh Goddess who moves everything, Oh Goddess of prosperity,

Oh Darling of Hari, Oh Padma, Oh goddess who lives in lotus,

Oh Goddess who is pleasant, Oh Goddess who is exalted,

Oh Goddess of wealth, Oh Goddess who holds a lotus.

If these twelve names of Lakshmi are read and worshipped,

Lakshmi would be stable and he (who chants) would be with wife and son.

Thus ends the Dakshina Lakshmi Stotram.

The following mantras are believed to bring good fortune, posperity and harmony to the life of the devotees who recite them.

A. Mahalakshmi mantra

Aum

Shring Hring Kleeng Mahalakshmi Namah

Aum

 

B. Maha Lakshmi Mantra

Om Sri Maha Lakshmyai Namah

 

C. Goddess Laxmi Mantra Siddhi Japa

Om Shreem Heem Shreem Kamle Kamalalaye

Praseed Praseed,

Shreem Heem Shreem Om Mahalaxmi

Namaha

 

D. Goddess Mahalakshmi Gayatri:

Om MahaDevyaicha Vidhmahe

Vishnu Patnyaicha Dheemahi

Thanno Lakshmi Prachotayaath

 

E: Lakshmi Mantra to bring fortune and prosperity to enterprises

Om Shring Hring Kling

Tribhuvan Mahalakshmyai Asmaakam

Daaridray Naashay Prachur Dhan

Dehi Dehi Kling Hring Shring Om

Om Shring Hring Kling

Aing Saung Om Hring

Ka A Ee La Hring Ha Sa Ka Ha La

Hring Sakal Hring Saung Aing Kling Hring Shring Om

Om Hring Shring Kreeng

Shring Kreeng Kling Shring Mahaalakshmi

Mam Grihe Dhanam Pooray Pooray

Chintaayai Dooray Dooray Swaha

Om Sarvabaadhaa Vinirmukto,

 Dhan Dhaanyah Sutaanvitah

 Manushyo Matprasaaden Bhavishyati

 Na Sanshayah Om

 

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F. Shri Lakshmi Astothra : Sadha Naamavali

Aum Prakruthyai Namah

Aum Vikruthyai Namah

Aum Vidyaayai Namah

Aum Sarvabhoothahithapradayai Namah

Aum Shraddhayai Namah

Aum Vibhuthyai Namah

Aum Surabhyai Namah

Aum Paramatmikaayai Namah

Aum Vache Namah

Aum Padmalayaayai Namah

Aum Padmaayai Namah

Aum Shuchaye Namah

Aum Swahaayai Namah

Aum Swadhaayai Namah

Aum Sudhaayai Namah

Aum Dhanyaayai Namah

Aum Hiranmaiyai Namah

Aum Lakshmaiyai Namah

Aum Nityapushtayai Namah

Aum Vibhavaryai Namah

Aum Adhithyai Namah

 

Aum Dheethyai Namah

Aum Deepthaayai Namah

Aum Vasudhaayai Namah

Aum Vasudhaarinyai Namah

Aum Kamalaayai Namah

Aum Kaanthayai Namah

Aum Kaamakshyai Namah

Aum Kamala sambhavaayai Namah

Aum Anugrahapradhaayai Namah

Aum Buddhaiyai Namah

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15 Mantras for Appeasing Hindu Goddess Saraswati

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The Hindu Goddess Saraswati is known as the mother of Vedas and of knowledge, music, craft, wisdom, arts and auspiciousness. It is believed that appeasing Goddess Saraswati will remove all the obstacles that one will encounter during his or her career or education. Saraswati is known by different names, such as Vak Devi, the goddess of speech and Sakala Kaladhistatri, goddess bestowing all the arts.

Here, are lists of mantras that are widely used by students to score high in exams. It is believed that students, who after working hard failed to succeed in exams and these mantras, have helped them to attain their goal.

1. Bija Mantra of Saraswati

Aum

Aing Saraswathye Namah

Aum

Meaning: Salutations to Goddess Saraswati

2. Vidya Mantra for students: This sloka is found to improve memory, power and concentration in studies.

Saraswati Namasthubhyam

Varade Kamarupini

Vidhyarambam Karishyami

Siddhir Bavathume Sadha

 

3. Saraswati Vandana

Yaa Kundendu tushaara haaradhavalaa,

Yaa shubhravastraavritha

Yaa veenavara dandamanditakara,

aa shwetha padmaasana

Yaa brahmaachyutha shankara

prabhritibhir Devaisadaa Vanditha

Saa Maam Paatu Saraswatee

Bhagavatee Nihshesha jaadyaapahaa

Meaning: May the Goddess Saraswati protect me. She is fair like the jasmine-colored moon, and whose pure white garland is like frosty dew drops. She is adorned in radiant white attire, on whose beautiful arm rests the veena, and whose throne is a white lotus. She is surrounded and respected by the Gods. Please remove my weariness, sluggishness and ignorance.

4. Mahasaraswati Mantra

Om

Aing Mahasaraswatyai Namah

Meaning: Salutations to Goddess Maha Saraswati

5. Saraswati Mantra

Shuklaam Brahmvichaar

Saar Paramaadyaam Jagadvyaapineem Veennaa Pushtak

Dhaarinneebhamay Daam

Jaad Yaapandhkaaraapahaam

Haste Sfatik Maalikaam Vidhateem

Paramaasane Sansthitaam Vande Taam

Parameshwareem Bhagwateem Buddhi Pradaam Shaaradaam.

Meaning: I plead to Goddess Saraswati who is fair in color, the first and foremost divine energy, who is present in the world in the form of knowledge, who wields a Veena, Vedas, Sfatik rosary in her hands and one of whose hands is raised in blessing. She is the one who is capable of eliminating ignorance and bestow intelligence.

6. Maha Saraswati Mantra: This simple mantra is mainly used by students to make learning easy.

Om Aim  Hrim

Kleem Maha Saraswati Devaya

Namaha

 

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7. Saraswati Mantra to recite before study

Saraswathi Namasthubhyam,

Varadey Kaamarupinee

Vidhyarambham Karishyami,

Sidhir bhavathu mey sada

Meaning: O, Goddess Saraswati, my humble prostrations unto Thee. She is capable of fulfilling all my wishes. I request you to bestow thy blessings on me, before I start my studies.

8. Saraswati Mantra for Success in Education and Career

Om

Vageeshwaryae Vidmahe Vagwadeenyae

Dhimahe Tannah Saraswati Prachodayat

This mantra is also known as Gayathri of Saraswati

 

9. Saraswati Mantra

Saraswati Mahabhage

Vidye Kamalalochane

Vishwaroope Vishaalaakshi

Vidyam dehi namosthuthe

Meaning: Oh great Goddess Saraswati, the lotus-eyed personified knowledge. Oh, I request you to shower me with all the powers and glories of all knowledge that exist. She has large-eyes, taking the form of the whole universe.

10. Saraswati Mantra for Acquiring Knowledge

Vad Vad Vaagwaadinee Swaha

 

11. Saraswati Mantra for Enhancing Intelligence

Om

Aing Hreeng Shreeng

Vaagdevyai Saraswatyai Namah

 

12. Saraswati Mantra for Wealth and Knowledge

Om

Arham Mukha Kamal Vaasinee

Paapaatma Kshayam Kaari

Vad Vad Vaagwaadinee Saraswati

Aing Hreeng Namah Swaaha

 

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13. Saraswati Ashtakshara Mantra: This mantra comprises of the 12 names of Goddess Saraswati and it is advised that all knowledge seekers should practice it, to gain high and pure knowledge.

Pratham Bharti naam

Dwitaya tu Saraswati

Trutiya Sharda Devi

Chaturth Hansavahini

Pancham Jagatikhayata

Shasth Maheshwari tatha

Saptham tu Kaumari

Astham Bhramacharini

Navam Vidhyadhatrini l Dasham Vardayini

Ekadasham Rudraghanta

Dwadasham Bhuneshwari

Atani Dwadsho Naamami

Y Patcchrnuyaadpi

Nach Vidhna Bhav Taysa Mantra Siddhiker Tatha

14. Mantra for Knowledge: Reciting this mantra will increase the mental capability and will considerably increase the knowledge gain.

Om

Namo Bhagwati Saraswati Parmeshwari

Vaagvaadini Mam Vidhya Dehi Bhagwati

Bhans Vaahini Hans Samarudha Buddhi

Dehi Dehi Pragya Dehi Dehi

Vidhya Parmeshwari Saraswati Swaha

15. Mantra for illumination: This mantra is dedicated to Goddess Saraswati to illuminate the minds of knowledge seekers.

Maho

Arnah Saraswati Pracheyati Ketuna,

Dhiyo Vishwa Virajati