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Indian mythology. Vishnu, the preserver, forms the part of trinity gods. Vishnu
Slokas form the part of prayers offered to the lord. Vishnu Slokas/ Shlokas are
Vaa Prakriteh Svabhaavaatah
Karomi Yadhyadh Sakalam Parasmai
everything to Lord Vishnu (Narayana); whatever I do with my body, words, mind,
limbs, intellect or my inner self whether intentionally or unintentionally. I
bow to the great lord, Vishnu”.
Vishvaadhaaram Gagana Sadrisham Meghavarnam
Vande Vishhnum Bhavabhayaharam
rests on the Shesha Naag. The Narayana, from whose navel the Lotus springs and
whose complexion is swarthy like the clouds. The God, who is the beloved of
Goddess Lakshmi, whose body shines with divine splendor and whose eyes are like
Lotus. I bow to the lord, Vishnu Narayana, who is meditated upon by the yogis
and who is the remover of the fear of the world-cycle.
Sloka for Lighting Lamp
and abundance in the Hindu religion. Light brings brightness with it and removes
the darkness. Light makes it possible to see things clearly. Following Sloka /
Shloka can be recited while lighting the lamp. This prayer is also known ”deepa
Shatru Buddhi Vinashaya
Dipa Jyotir Namostute
my hands before the light that brings prosperity, auspiciousness, good health,
abundance of wealth and destruction of the enemy’s intellect”. Here, Darkness
symbolizes enemy’s intellect and with the arrival of light, darkness disappears.
Likewise, light (God’s Grace) destroys darkness (enemy’s intellect).
Deepo Me Hara Tu Paapam
hands before the lord, the maintainer of this creation, in the form of this
light. I adore this light, which destroys all the pains resulting from my
omissions and commissions”.
Sloka While Eating
live. It is God, who has created each and every thing. Food, hunger, living
beings, all of them form the part of God’s creation. One should remember God,
the omnipresent, who has given both, sweet and sour delicacies to satisfy our
taste-buds. Following is the Sloka/ Shloka which can be recited while eating or
taking your food.
Brahmaiva Tena Gantavyam Brahmakarmasamaadhina”
practice of offering is Brahman, the oblation is Brahman, the device of offering
is Brahman, and the fire (hunger) to which the offering is made, is also
Brahman. For such a one, who abides in everything (Brahman), by him alone
Brahman is reached”.
Significance: Brahman refers to God himself.
This Shloka suggests that god is everywhere, in the food, inside the devotee and
even the hunger is God. So, devotee is taking the food (God) to the hunger
(God). To put succinctly, we always thank god for his divine grace.
Shiva is one of the most popular gods of the Hindu religion. Shiva is also a
kind-hearted god who blesses people. Sloka on Lord Shiva forms the part of
prayers offered to the lord. Following is the Shloka for invoking Lord Shiva or
Maathaa Mukutee Zalaalee
Kaarunya Sindhu Bhava Dukha Haaree
Thujaveena Shambho Maja Kona Taaree”
forehead is decked with the moon and the king of serpents as a crown. The lord
is full of compassion and the remover of illusion. Shiva is the only protector.
I surrender myself to such great Lord Shiv-Shankar.
Saraswati is considered as the divine consort of Lord Brahma, the Creator of the
universe as per the Hindu Religion. Saraswati is regarded as the destroyer of
chaos and confusion. Slokas on Saraswati form the part of prayers offered to the
goddess. Saraswati Slokas/ Shlokas are as follows:
Vasatu Jihvagre Brahmarupa Saraswati”
by the intelligent who have mastered the Shastra (scriptures). She is the wife
of the Creator. May she live on my tongue.
Twaam Aham Praarthane Devii Vidyaadaanam Cha Dehi Me”
wishes of the devotees. I pray her to enlighten me with knowledge.
Vidyaarambham Karishyaami, Siddhir Bhavatu Mey Sada”
who grants all our desires. As I begin my studies, I bow to the Goddess to help
me in making it fruitful and make me successful in all my efforts.
Hindu Mythology. Ram symbolizes morality, virtue and idealism. Rama Slokas form
part of prayers offered to the lord. Slokas on Lord Rama are as
Yat Sat Vadmrishave Bhati Sakalam Rajoo Yadhaahaibharama,
Yatpadah Palvmaive Bhati Hi Bhavambhodhaisitatti
Vandeaham Tamsheshkaranparam Ramakhayamesham Harim”
beyond all cause. This whole world is a part of his Maya. Lord Ram is the only
one, with whose essence everything shines as real (though in reality it is
false) where snake is misapprehended as a rope and whose feet are a boat to
those who aspire to cross the ocean of Samsara, the relative existence. I
surrender myself to such great Lord.
Vaiaragayambuj Bhaskaram Tawaghharam Dhavanta Paham
Mohambhodharpunjhpatanvidhoo Khe Sambhavam Shankaram,
Vande Braham Kul Kalankshamanam Shree Rambhoopam Priyam”
tree of all Dharma. He is the full moon, giving delight to the ocean of Viveka
or discrimination and the sun for the lotus of Vairagya. He is the destroyer of
sin, the dispeller of the darkness of ignorance and the destroyer of pain. In
the act of destroying the masses of clouds, of delusion he acts like wind. I bow
to the Lord, who is propitious and who brought death to the disgrace to the
Brahmin family of Ravana.
Mukhambujshree Raghunandan Sai Mai Sada Aastu Sa
beauty neither gets enhanced at the coronation nor fades at the hardships of an
exile in the forest. May Lord bless me with all auspicious.
Pano Mahasaikacharoochapam Namame Ramam Raghuvanshnatham”
handsome body is of dark blue color like the blue lotus. He has Sita seated on
his left. He is the one, who wields a beautiful bow and arrows in his hands. I
bow to such great Lord.
destroyer. Gauri represents virtue, fertility, marital felicity, asceticism and
power, as per the Hindu mythology. Parvati is worshipped by women of all ages
and is considered as an auspicious goddess. Slokas on Hindu goddess Parvati form
the part of prayers offered to the goddess. Parvati Slokas / Shlokas are as
Sharanye Tryambake Gaurii, Naaraayanii Namostute”
that is auspicious. She is the consort of Lord Shiva, who grants every desire of
one’s heart. I adore such Devi Parvati, who loves all her children. I bow to the
great mother, who has given refuge to me.
Baandhavah Shiva Bhaktaacha, Svadesho Bhuvanatrayam”
father is Shiva. The devotees are the children. The world is the creation of
these divine beings and we live on the land of such celestial beings.
among the Hindus. Krishna represents knowledge, wisdom, beauty and opulence.
Shri Krishna is the very embodiment of love and divine ecstasy that destroys all
pain and offense. Sloka on Krishna forms the part of prayers offered to the
lord. Here is a list of Krishna Slokas / Shlokas:
Devakii Paramaanandam Krishhnam Vande Jagad Gurum”
(Sister of Kansa) and Vasudeva. He is the slayer of Kansa and Chanur. I bow to
such great lord and may god bless me with his grace always.
Sarvadeva Namaskaaraanh, Keshavam Pratigachchhati”
that falls from the sky flows into the Ocean, in the same way every prayer
offered to any deity flows to Lord Krishna. I bow to such great Lord
Holy Bath Sloka
impurities and dirt of their body. Following is the Shloka/ Sloka for a Holy
Bath, which can be recited while taking a bath.
Narmada Sindhu Kaveri Jalesmin Sannidhim Kuru”
water, I invoke the presence of divine waters from the rivers Ganga, Yamuna,
Godavari, Saraswati, Narmada, Sindhu and Kaveri. These rivers are considered as
goddesses and I pray to them for considering me for their blessings.
Significance: God has given us a beautiful life to live and has
created this beautiful world. There are massive rivers and oceans in it. Many
rivers like, Ganga, Yamuna, Saraswati etc have their own significance. Taking
bath in these rivers is considered auspicious. So, reciting this Sloka with a
sincere heart brings you the benefit of taking bath in these rivers.