5 Shiva Mantras, Chants, Shivarathri Hymn, Shiva Worship

Maha Shivarathri is the most auspicious of festivals dedicated to the Hindu God Shiva.  Here are 5 Shiva Mantras to help you celebrate Lord Shiva!  It is believed that on this day Lord Shiva appeared to the world in the form of a pillar of light, or Jyotirlinga. Lord Shiva, the primordial teacher, is believed to be easily pleased; thus, any worship offered to him – regardless of its simplicity or grandeur – is thought to bring about great merit. All across India, and in many Hindu communities around the world, nightlong vigils are observed in honor of Lord Shiva. Devotees offer abhisheka, or a ritual bath, to bronze and stone sculptures of Lord Shiva in his many forms. Among the most popular of the forms that receive worship on this day are the Shiva Linga, Lord Dakshinamurthy, Lord Bhairava, and Lord Somaskanda.

Since Shiva is easily pleased, offering milk, water, leaves, flowers, clothes, fruits, or even an oil lamp is commendable. Simply meditating upon the form of Shiva with a pure mind and utmost devotion is considered the highest form of worship. The sage Adi Shankara wrote Shiva Manasa Puja as an affirmation of this notion. In this beautifully composed hymn, Shankara performs the Puja of Lord Shiva with vivid and devout imagination. Reciting this hymn on the night of Maha Shivarathri is the best way to begin or end the night’s festivities!




1.

“Ratnaiḥ kalpitamāsanaṃ himajalaiḥ snānaṃ ca divyāmbaraṃ
nānāratna vibhūṣitaṃ mṛgamadā modāṅkitaṃ candanam
jātī campaka bilvapatra racitaṃ puṣpaṃ ca dhūpaṃ tathā
dīpaṃ deva dayānidhe paśupate hṛtkalpitaṃ gṛhyatām”

Meaning:
Oh ocean of compassion! Oh lord of those bound by the noose!
I imagine a throne made of precious gemstones to seat you, cool water trickling from the Himalayas to bathe you, divine clothed embroidered with various jewels to adorn you, flowers composed of jasmine, champak, and Bilva leaves, divine incense, and a bright oil lamp.
Oh Lord, please accept these offerings which I imagine in my heart for you!

2.

“Sauvarṇe navaratnakhaṇḍa racite pātre ghṛtaṃ pāyasaṃ
bhakṣyaṃ pañcavidhaṃ payodadhiyutaṃ rambhāphalaṃ pānakam
śākānāmayutaṃ jalaṃ rucikaraṃ karpūra khaṇḍojjcalaṃ
tāmbūlaṃ manasā mayā viracitaṃ bhaktyā prabho svīkuru

Meaning: Rice pudding and ghee in a golden bowl studded with the nine precious gems, five dishes prepared with milk and curd, plantains, juice, tasty water infused with herbs, and the aromatic betel leaf. These I have prepared in my mind with utmost devotion. Please accept them oh Lord!

3.

“Chatraṃ cāmarayoryugaṃ vyajanakaṃ cādarśakaṃ nirmalaṃ
vīṇā bheri mṛdaṅga kāhalakalā gītaṃ ca nṛtyaṃ tathā
sāṣṭāṅgaṃ praṇatiḥ stuti-rbahuvidhā-hyetat-samastaṃ mayā
saṅkalpena samarpitaṃ tava vibho pūjāṃ gṛhāṇa prabho

Meaning: I offer a splendid umbrella to shade you, fly whisks and a fan to cool you, a spotless mirror to see you, music from the vīṇā, bheri, and mṛdaṅga to please you, sweet songs and dances to entertain you, a full prostration to respect you, and abundant forms of hyms to praise you. Please accept my puja oh Lord!


Worship of Shiva Linga

4.

ātmā tvaṃ girijā matiḥ sahacarāḥ prāṇāḥ śarīraṃ gṛhaṃ
pūjā te viṣayopabhoga-racanā nidrā samādhisthitiḥ
sañcāraḥ padayoḥ pradakṣiṇavidhiḥ stotrāṇi sarvā giro
yadyatkarma karomi tattadakhilaṃ śambho tavārādhanam”

Meaning: You are my soul, Parvathi is my intellect, your attendants are my five vital breaths, my body is your abode. My involvement in the world is nothing but worship unto you. My roaming feet are constantly in the divine act of walking around you, all my speech is in praise to you. All the work I do is a form of worship to you, oh Lord!

5.

kara caraṇa kṛtaṃ vākkāyajaṃ karmajaṃ vā
śravaṇa nayanajaṃ vā mānasaṃ vāparādham
vihitamavihitaṃ vā sarvametat-kṣamasva
jaya jaya karuṇābdhe śrī mahādeva śambho

Meaning: Whatever may be the sins I have committed with my hands and feet, those sins born of my hands and body, or the sins arising from my work. Whatever may be the sins born of my ears and eyes, or of my mind, or those sins arising from my doing what has been prescribed and not prescribed. Please forgive all of these sins, oh Lord. Victory unto you, oh ocean of compassion, the greatest and most auspicious of gods!



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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

8 Krishna Mantras, Hymns & Quotes for Lord Krishna

Shri Krishna as the name means – He is the one who is capable of attracting everyone. The name Krishna also means absolute truth. Lord Krishna is the eighth and most famous avatar of Lord Vishnu who is symbolized as the best example of truth, love, dharma, and courage.

One of the most widely revered and most popular of all Indian divinities is Krishna, worshiped as the eighth incarnation (avatar) of Vishnu. Lord Krishna became the focus of a large number of devotional cults, which over the centuries have produced a wealth of religious poetry, music, painting, and sculpture.

Krishna affirms life in his pranks, music, and lovemaking

The rich variety of legends associated with Krishna’s life led to an abundance of representation in painting and sculpture. The divine lover (the most common representation) is shown playing the flute, surrounded by adoring gopis.

Here, are some of the most popular mantras of Shri Krishna used by devotees all over the world.








1. Moola Mantra

Om Krishnaya Namaha

Meaning: Salutations to the Lord Krishna


2. Krishna Gayatri Mantra: This mantra brings in high energy for activities and success in the job.

Aum
Devkinandanaye Vidmahe
Vasudevaye Dhi-Mahi
Tan No Krishna Prachodayat
Aum


3. Sri Krishna Ashtakam

Vasudeva Sutham Devam Kamsa Chaanoora Mardhanam |
Devaki Paramaanandham Krishnam Vande’ Jagathgurum ||

Adhasee Pushpa Sankaasam Haara Noopura Sobhitham |
Rathna Kangana keyooram Krishnam Vandhe’ Jagathgurum ||

Kutilaalaka Samyuktham Poorna Chandra Nibhaananam |
Vilasath Kundala tharam Krishnam Vandhe’ Jagathgurum ||

Mandhara Gandha Samyuktham Chaaru-haasam Chathur-bhujam; |
Parhipinjaa Vasoodaangam Krishnam Vandhe’ Jagathgurum ||

Uthpulla Padma Patraksham Nilajimutha Sannibham. |
Yaadhavaanaam Sirorathnam Krishnam Vandhe’ Jagathgurum ||

Rukmini Ke’li Samyuktham, Peethambara Su Sobitham; |
Avaaptha Thulasi Gaandharam, Krishnam Vande Jagathgurum. ||

Gopikaanaam Kusathvanthva Kunkumaangitha Vakshasam |
Srinike’tham Maheshvaasam Krishnam Vandhe’ Jagathgurum ||

Srivatsaankam, Mahoraskam, Vana Maala Virayitham; |
Sanka Chakra Dharam, Devam, Krishnam Vande Jagathgurum. ||

Krishnaashtakam itham Punyam Praatha Ruththaaya Ya:pade’th|
Ko’ti Janma Krutham Papam Smaranaath Thasya Nachyathi. ||


4. 24 name Mantra of Lord Krishna

Shri Keshvay namah, Naraynay namah, Madhvay namah,
Govinday namah, Vishnve namah, Madhusudnay namah,
Trivikramay namah, Vamnay namah, Shridhray namah,
Hrshikeshay namah, Padhanabhay namah, Damodaray namah,
Sankrshnay namah, Vasudevay namah, Prdyumnay namah,
Aniruddhay namah, Purushottmay namah, Adhoxjay namah,
Narsinhay namah, Achyutay namah, Janardnay namah,
Upendray namah, Haraye namah, Shri Krishnay namah.


5. Shri Krishna Aarti

Aarti Yugal Kishor ki Kijai,
Radhe Tan Man dhan nyochhavar kijai.
Ravi shashi koti badan ki shobha,
Tahi nirakh mera man lobha.
Gaur Shyam mukh nirkhat rijhai,
Prabhu ko rup nayan bhar pijai.
Kanchan thar kapur ki bati,
Hari aye nirmal bhai chhati.
Phulan ki sej phulan ki mala,
Ratna sinhasan baithe Nandlala.
Mor mukut kar murli sohai,
Natwar vesh dekh manmohe.
Oddhe peet neel pat sari,
Kunj Bihari Girvardhari.
Shri Purshottam Girvar dhari,
arti karat sakal Brajanari.
Nandnandan Vnishabhanu Kishori,
Parmanand svami avichal jori.


6. Hare Krishna Maha-Mantra: It is a 16-word Vaishnava mantra, the most famous mantra of Lord Krishna, which first appeared in the Kali-Santarana Upanishad.

Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna,
Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare
Hare Rama, Hare Rama,
Rama Rama, Hare Hare

View this stunning Radha Krishna Statue

7. Shree Radha Krishna Stuti

Kararavinde Na Padaravindam
Mukharavinde Viniveshayantam
Vatasya Patrasya Pute Shayanam
Balam Mukundam Manasa Smarami

Meaning: I memorize the Lord in his infant form (Mukunda), who sleeps in a Banyan leaf. He is the one who puts his lotus life feet to His mouth, with the help of His hands.

Achyutam Keshavam Rama Narayanam
Krishna Daamodaram Vasudevam Harim
Shridharam Maadhavam Raamachandram Bhaje
Jaanki Naayakam Raamachandram Bhaje

Meaning: I sing the praise of Ramachandra, Who is known as Achyuta (infallible), Keshav, Raam, Narayan, Krishna, Damodara, Vasudeva, Hari, Shridhara (possessing Lakshmi), Madhava, Gopikavallabha (Dearest of Gopika), and Janakinayaka (Lord of Janaki or Sita).

Achyutam Keshavam Satyabhaa Maadhavam
Maadhavam Shridaram Radhika Radhikam
Indira Mandriram Chetasaa Sundaram
Devaki Nandanam Nandanam Sandadhe

Meaning: I memorize the Lord in his infant form (Mukunda), who sleeps in a Banyan leaf. He is the one who puts his lotus life feet to His mouth, with the help of His hands.

Tapta-Kanchana-Gaurangi Radhe
Vrindavaneshvari  Vrishabhanu-Sute Devi
Pranamami Hari-Priye

Meaning: I offer my respect to Shri Radha rani, who has a molten gold complexion. O Goddess, You are the queen of Vrindavana, the daughter of King Vrishabhanu, and are very dear to Lord Krishna.

Goloka-Vasini Gopi
Gopisha Gopa-Matrika
Sananda Paramananda
Nanda-Nandana-Kamini

Meaning: Radha rani is a resident of Goloka, known as Vrindavan, and is a cowherd damsel. She is the queen of the gopis and the divine mother of the cowherd boys. She is joyful and always experiencing the highest bliss. She incites strong desires in the heart of the son of Nanda (Lord Krishna).


8. Sree Krishna Stuthi – Sandhyanaamam: This stuti is written by the famous devotee Poothanam, praising Lord Krishna.

Anjana Sreedhara Charumoorthe Krishna
 Anjali Koopi Vanangidunnen
 Aananda Alangara Vaasudeva Krishna
 Aathangam Ellam Akattidene
Indiranadha Jagannivasa Krishna,
Innende Munnil Vilangidene
Erezhulaginum Ekanaadha Krishna,
Eeranju Dikkum Niranja Roopa
Unni Gopala Kamalanethra Krishna,
 Ullil Nee Vannu Vilangidene
Oozhiyil Vannu Piranna Naadha Krishna,
Oonam Koodathe Thunachidene
Ennulilulloru Taapamellam Krishna,
Ennunikanna Shamipickene
Edalalar Banannu Thulyamurthe Krishna,
Ereeyamodhena Kaithozhunnen
Aithikamaakum Sukhathilaho Krishna
 Ayyo Enikkoru Mohamille
Ottalla Kauthugamantharange Krishna
Omalthirumeni Bhangikaanaan
Odakkuzhalvili Melamode Krishna,
Odivarigende Gopabaala
Oudharyakomala Kelisheela Krishna,
Oupamyamilla Gunangalkethum 
Ambujalochana Ninpaada Pankajam,
Ambodu Njaanidaa Koombidunnen
Athyanda Sundara Nandasuno Krishna,
Atthal Kalanjenne Paalikkene 
Krishna Mukilvarna, Vrushnee Kuleshwara,
Krishnambujekshana Kaithozhunnen
Krishna Hare Jaya, Krishna Hare Jaya, Krishna Hare Jaya, Krishna Hare…

Meaning: I salute you, pretty Krishna, who is black and who carries Lakshmi with folded hands. 
Hey happy Krishna, who is decorated. He is also known as Vasudeva,
Be pleased to take away all my sorrows.

Hey Krishna who presides all over the universe and who is the consort of Lakshmi,
Please appear before me,
Hey Krishna who is the only lord of fourteen worlds,
You are the one, who fills all the ten directions fully,

Oh lotus-eyed Krishna, who is the baby cowherd,
Be pleased to come and live inside me,
Oh Krishna, who has taken birth on this earth,
Please help me to live without any problems.

Oh Krishna, you should put out the raging,
Problems of my heart, oh my baby Krishna,
Oh Krishna who is equal to the formidable Banasura,
I salute you with the greatest happiness.

Oh Krishna I do not have any desire,
And alas I do not have any desire,
And Oh Krishna the curiosity within me is great,
To see the beauty of your body, Oh Krishna

Oh Krishna, along with the music of your flute with drum beats,
Oh Lad of the cowherds, please come running to me,
Oh pretty and charitable Krishna, who is playful,
There is no comparison at all for your qualities.


I salute your lotus-like feet with love for you,
Oh Lord with lotus-like eyes,
Oh most pretty one, Ok Krishna, oh son of Nanda,
Please drive away my problems and take care of me.

Oh cloud colored Krishna, Oh star of the clan of Vrushnees,
Oh Krishna with lotus-like eyes, I salute you,
Victory to Krishna who is hari, Victory to Krishna who is Hari,
Victory to Krishna, who is Hari



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6 Murugan Mantras, Quotes & Hymns of Murugan, Subramaniyan, including 108 Chants to Murugan

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).

As far as Indian history goes, Skanda began his existence basically from the beginning. He was a popular war god who lived on forested hills, was fond of hunting, fighting, and an appetite for blood sacrifices. He was young, handsome and a fire-eating, spear-wielding bravo.

This basic template went by many names in different parts of the country. In Maharashtra he was called Khandoba and in vast areas of the south of India the god was known as Malai Kilavan, the Lord of the hills in ancient Tamil. His other name was Murugan. This is the name that he is most recognized as today in places of worship.








1. Moola Mantra

Om Sharavana-bhavaya Namaha

Meaning: Adoration 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



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

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 galollasiharamNamtsya edwiharam, repustomaparam nrusimhavatramSada nirvikaram guham nirvicharam

Namameesa putraam japashonagatram kuraraatisatrumRuvemdwagni neetram, mahabahrnipatram sivasabjamitramPrabhaswatkaltrayam puranam pavitram

Aneekarkakoti prabhavasyalamtam manoharimanikyaBhooshojwalam tam, sritanamabheestam nisamtamKrupavarikallola bhastkataksham varjanmanoharisoNambujaksham, prayogapradana pravhaikadaksham baje Kanti kantam parastomarakham

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


Sukastoorisimdooraswalllalatamdayapoorna chittammaha Deviputram, raveedoolllasadratna rajatkireetam bhajekreedita Kasagangadikootam






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5 Surya Mantras and Surya Namaskaram for Pleasing the Sun God

In Astrology, the Sun, represents our conscious mind and in Hinduism, the Sun God worship considered very sacred. “Surya Namaskaram” is a special bowing method to express salutation to the Sun God (Surya Deva).

 Surya is depicted as a red man with three eyes and four arms, riding in a chariot drawn by seven mares. Surya holds water lilies with two of his hands. With his third hand he encourages his worshipers whom he blesses with his fourth hand. In India,

Surya is believed to be a benevolent deity capable of healing sick people. Even today, people place the symbol of the Sun over shops because they think it would bring good fortune.

One can find many temples, all over India, dedicated to the worship of Surya. He is worshipped in the early hours of dawn, especially on Hindu festivals such as Makar Sankranti, Ratha Saptami, Chhath, and Samba Dashami. 










Surya Namaskaram and mantras to chant, while doing the Sun Salutation sequence are as follows:




a. Sun Salutation Pose: Pranamasana (Prayer pose)
Sun Salutation Mantra: Om Mitraaya Namaha
Meaning: Who is friendly to all

b. Sun Salutation Pose: Hastauttanasana (Raised arms pose)
Sun Salutation Mantra: Om Ravaye Namaha
Meaning: The radiant one

c. Sun Salutation Pose: Hasta Padasana (Hand to foot pose)
Sun Salutation Mantra: Om Suryaya Namaha
Meaning: Who is the dispeller of darkness and responsible for bringing activity

d. Sun Salutation Pose: Ashwa Sanchalanasana (Equestrian pose)
Sun Salutation Mantra: Om Bhaanave Namaha
Meaning: One who illumines

e. Sun Salutation Pose: Dandasana (Stick pose)
Sun Salutation Mantra: Om Khagaya Namaha
Meaning: Who is all-pervading, one who moves through the sky

f. Sun Salutation Pose: Ashtanga Namaskara (Salute with eight parts or points)
Sun Salutation Mantra: Om Pooshne Namaha
Meaning: Giver of nourishment and fulfillment

g. Sun Salutation Pose: Bhujangasana (Cobra pose)
Sun Salutation Mantra: Om Hiranyagarbhaaya Namaha
Meaning: Who has golden color brilliance

h. Sun Salutation Pose: Parvatasana (Mountain pose)
Sun Salutation Mantra: Om Mareechaye Namaha
Meaning: The giver of light with infinite number of rays

i. Sun Salutation Pose: Ashwa Sanchalanasana (Equestrian pose)
Sun Salutation Mantra: Om Aadityaaya Namaha
Meaning: The son of Aditi – the cosmic divine Mother

j. Sun Salutation Pose: Hasta Padasana (Hand to foot pose)
Sun Salutation Mantra: Om Savitre Namaha
Meaning: One who is responsible for life

k. Sun Salutation Pose: Hastauttanasana (Raised arms pose)
Sun Salutation Mantra: Om Aarkaaya Namaha
Meaning: Worthy of praise and glory

l. Sun Salutation Pose: Tadasana
Sun Salutation Mantra: Om Bhaaskaraya Namaha
Meaning: Giver of wisdom and cosmic illumination








Here are some of the most popular mantras to gain blessings from the Sun God




1.Aditya Gayatri Mantra – This mantra will help to improve your situation.

Om Bhaskaraya Vidhmahe
Diva karaya Dheemahe
Thanno Surya Prachodayath

Meaning: Om, Let me meditate on the Sun God, Oh, maker of the day, give me higher intellect, And let Sun God illuminate my mind.



2. Surya Mantra to relieve you from headache- This mantra is believed to provide comfort for those persons, who are suffering from the intense pain of a headache. Lie down in a comfortable place and concentrate your mind on the place where you feel the pain and chant this simple mantra for 10 minutes.

Om Karyaaya Namah



3. Aditya Hrudayam Mantra- This mantra can be used to thank Surya Dev, if you cannot find enough time to practice “Surya Namaskaram”.

Aadhitya Hrudhaya Punyam
Sarva Sathru Vinaasanam
Jayaavaham Jabe nithyam
Akshayam Paramam Shivam



4. Lord Surya Mantra

Namah Suryaya Shantaya Sarvaroga Nivaarine
Ayu rarogya maisvairyam dehi devah jagatpate

Meaning:  O! Lord Surya, ruler of the universe, you are the remover of all diseases, the repository of peace. I bow to you and please bless your devotees with long life, health, and wealth.

5. Aditya Hrudhayam:  This mantra appears in Ramayana and was dictated by Sage Agasthiya to Lord Rama in the battlefield. The word ‘Hridaya’ means that which is especially nourishing and healing for the heart or heart of Aditya. The word hridayam refers to the One who is shining or dwelling in the heart. Aditya is derived from “ad” meaning “to enjoy” or to perceive all sense objects like sound, touch, form, taste, and smell, after entering the heart.

1. Thatho yuddha parishraantam samare chintayaa sthitam
Raavanam chaagrato drishtvaa yuddhaaya samupasthitam



2. Daivataishcha samaagamya drashtu mabhyaagato ranam
Upaagamyaabraveed raamam agastyo bhagavaan rishihee



3. Raama Raama mahaa baaho shrunu guhyam sanaatanam
Yena sarvaanareen vatsa samare vijayishyasi



4. Aaditya Hridayam punyam sarva shatru vinaashanam
Jayaavaham japennityam akshayyam paramam shivam



5. Sarva mangala maangalyam sarva paapa pranaashanam
Chintaa shoka prashamanam ayur vardhanamuttamam



6. Rashmi mantam samudyantam devaasura namaskritam
Poojayasva vivasvantam bhaaskaram bhuvaneshvaram



7. Sarva devaatmako hyeshaha tejasvee rashmi bhaavanaha
Esha devaasura ganaan lokaan paati gabhastibhih



8. Esha brahmaa cha vishnuscha shivah skandah prajaapatih
Mahendro dhanadah kaalo yamassomo hyappam patih



9. Pitaro vasavassaadhyaa hyashvinou maruto manuh
Vaayur vahnih prajaah praana ritukartaa prabhaakaraha



10. Aadityassavitaa sooryah khagah pooshaa gabhastimaan
Suvarna sadrisho bhaanur hiranyaretaa divaakaraha



11. Haridashwah sahasraarchih sapta saptir mareechimaan
Tmironmathanah shambhuh stvashtaa maartanda amshumaan



12. Hiranya garbhah shishirah tapano bhaaskaro ravih
Agni garbhoditeh putrah shankhah shishira naashanah



13. Vyoma naathah stamo bhedee rig yajussaama paaragah
Ghana vrishti rapaam mitro vindhya veethee plavagamah



14. Aatapee mandalee mrityuh pingalah sarva taapanah
Kavir vishwo mahaa tejaa raktassarva bhavod bhavah



15. Nakshatra graha taaraanaam adhipo vishva bhaavanah
Tejasaamapi tejasvee dvaadashaatman namostute



16. Namah poorvaaya giraye paschimaayaadraye namah
Jyotirganaanaam pataye dinaadhipataye namaha



17. Jayaaya jaya bhadraaya haryashvaaya namo namaha
Namo namah sahasraamsho aadityaaya namo namaha



18. Nama ugraaya veeraaya saarangaaya namo namaha
Namah padma prabodhaaya maartaandaaya namo namaha



19. Brahmeshaanaachyuteshaaya sooryaayaaditya varchase
Bhaasvate sarva bhakshaaya roudraaya vapushe namah



20. Tamoghnaaya himaghnaaya shatrughnaaya mitaatmane
Kritaghaghnaaya devaaya jyotishaam pataye namaha



21. Tapta chaameekaraabhaaya vahnaye vishwa karmane
Namastamobhi nighnaaya ruchaye loka saakshine



22. Naashayatyesha vai bhootam tadeva srijati prabhuh
Paayatyesha tapatyesha varshatyesha gabhastibhih



23. Esha supteshu jaagarti bhooteshu pari nishthitah
Esha chaivaagni hotrancha phalam chivaagni hotrinaam



24. Vedaashcha kratavashchaiva kratoonaam phalameva cha
Yaani krityaani lokeshu sarva esha ravih prabhuh



25. Enam aapatsu krichchreshu kaantaareshu bhayeshu cha
Keertayan purushah kashchin naavaseedati raaghava



26. Poojayasvaina mekaagro deva devam jagatpatim
Etat trigunitam japtvaa yuddheshu vijayishyasi



27. Asmin kshane mahaa baaho raavanam tvam vadhishyasi
Evamuktvaa tadaagastyo jagaama cha yathaagatam



28. Etachchrutvaa mahaa tejaa nashta shoko bhavattadaa
Dhaarayaamaasa supreeto raghavah prayataatmavaan



29. Aadityam prekshya japtvaa tu param harshamavaaptavaan
Triraachamya shuchir bhootvaa dhanu raadaaya veeryavaan



30. Raavanam prekshya hirshtaatmaa yuddhaaya samupaagamatu
Sarva yatnena mahataa vadhe tasya dhrito bhavatu



Atha ravi ravadannirikshya raamam
mudita manaah paramam prahrishyamaanah
Nishi chara pati samkshayam viditvaa
suragana madhyagato vachastvareti




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