Monday, March 23, 2009


Our Success is in our hand

Morning from the sleep as soon as one wakes up; we are supposed to chant

karaagrey vasathey laxmi,
karamadhey saraswathi !
karamooley sthitha gouri,
prabhathey Kara darshanam !!

Meaning :
On the tip of the palm is Goddess Lakshmi, in the middle of the palm is Goddess Saraswathi, on the base of the palm is Goddess Gouri, see the palm in the palm in the early morning.

Wake up and get up
The wakeup call is at the brahma muhurtha, the time when Brahma calls each one of us for the activities of the day. The time of creativity, the beginning of the activity. The god is who calls us in the morning. And one who doesn’t listen to this call of god will never get the ear of the god when he calls him. Thus be creative, getup as soon as we wakeup. Chant the above sloka and rub the eyes with the hand and take a deep breath by stretching the hands back, shake your legs and hands.

This sitting and chanting have a health concept
One who is on the bed is horizontal to the ground. Thus the gravity pull is not on him. The balance is not an issue. The body is at ease. (This is explained with the understanding of the non-Newtonian fluids in the body). As he gets up the whole body gets in to a different state of balancing. This should not be done without a preparation. The time for the preparation is the intermediate level in the body posture. That is the sitting position. The time for this is the one sloka chanting time. Thus the person will get out of the bed only after making sure that he is in full consciousness of the body. Thus the risk of any shock to him is taken care of.

The Motivational Message
The money, the goddess of wealth - the Laksmi is in the tip of the hand. One rubs the fingers to each other to show the money, thus matches for the position given to the goddesses.

Just behind the money, if education does not exist, the money will not be spent wisely. Thus the presence of education is very much essential in the hand. Olden days the iron-pen is used and it is pushed against the palm center while writing. Thus the godess of education, saraswathi is seen in the center of the palm.

No one can use the force without folding the hand. Thus the power, the sakthi remains at the base of the palm. Having money and skill without health is useless. Thus the arogya, the sakthi is essential in our hands. The Goddess of power, energy is the Gouri and the place for this goddess in the palm is given at the right place.

Look at these three powers, which are most essential factors for any one to act. The Kriya sakthi is the combination of money and energy. The Jnana sakthi is the skill. These are essental and knowing that these powers are in our own hand will make us active. The feeling that my abilities are in my own hands makes me to be a good performer. The sloka is to remind us that the Goddess is with us, now it is for us to act. Work hard to make money, learn well to create skill, eat properly and exercise will to generate energy. Then goddess will remain with us on our palm.
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Feeling Cold : Say NO with Bhakthi, Festival and Aroma Therapy

Feeling Cold : Say NO with
Bhakthi, Festival and Aroma Therapy

It is the cold season. People have more pain for silly reasons. Lot of respiratory problems also starts disturbing in this season.

Don’t keep telling people that feeling cold. The mind will start feeling. You agree that it is the feeling and not the reality. Thus if u keep feeling that it is not cold, the cold will not be felt.

He body reacts as the mind reacts. It is said that

sareera manaso yoga
aadhaara adheya bhaavena
thapthajya khadayoriva

The body and the mind is such related as the vessel and the oil.

There is no use of telling that I am feeling cold in the cold season. He season is same for all of us. And we say ‘very bad cold’. It is not that the cold is bad. It is that we are bad and thus we feel that the season is bad. The outlook must change.

The ‘namajapam’, Rama Rama, Krishna Krishna, Govindha Hari Govinda, Amme Narayana, Swamiye Saranamayyapa …. Just try these when u feel cold, the cold will go.

Try to take bath in the early morning in the cold water, once the body get conditioned in cold, the outside cold will not be a problem. If you take bath in the hot water the cold will be felt more.

Many of the festivals are necessarily to change the eating pattern, as the cold season demands more of eating. The cold season will also make people lazy, the festivals keep people on motion and enjoys and demands the social visits.

Accept the nature, and live with that. Enjoy the cold.

It is easy to say but difficult for the people, those who are sick.

The skin has more than 3000 pores in an inch-by-inch surface area on our body. The air gets into body through these pores in the skin. The cold season the pores get shrink and the oxygen flow gets reduced.

Thus many diseases and the pain increase for a small silly wound hit or hitch.
The body stretching can increase the oxygen and the blood flow.
Warming up.
Those who are sick, and to be protected from the cold could apply oil and cover the pores in the skin. And once the oil is removed, after a bath in hot water is a must, so that the pores will get opened. Use of Karpooradi thailam on the body before bath after a dry heating is good for the blood circulation. Dry heating can be done with water bag or use of bottle filled with warm water and rolling on the body.
At night keep the heating machine, at least a small mosquito mat heater in which keep the camphor. This will give a good smell and helps for the easy breath. This is camphor aromatherapy.

Dr T P Sasikumar 9502038875

Snana Samaya (While taking bath)

Snana Samaya (While taking bath)

Chant this sloka while taking bath

gangecha yamune chaiva
godavari sarasvati
narmade sindhu kaveri
jalesmin sannidhim kuru

The sloka will make you healthy.
The water being held in the hand while chanting this sloka is cold or hot, doesn’t matter, by the time the chanting is over the body will get adjusted to the water to get ready for taking bath.
The water with which one is going to take bath could be cold or hot. When the shower pours it on the body in the bathroom, the body gets a shiver, as the water is cold; and gets a shock, as it is hot.
Anyone who feels the temperature of the bucket of water in the bathroom feels the temperature twice and the second time he feels the temperature is all right, or much adjusted. This happens as the body feels the temperature of the water; the body temperature gets adjusted for the water. Thus one could take bath in hot or cold water after holding it in hand for some time. Just pouring the water, cold or hot gives a jerking to the body. This jerking given to the body is not a healthy practice.
Therefore hold water in the hand for some time before taking bath. The time span is the time for chanting a sloka and let the sloka be that of water and river.
This gives a national integration message as the rivers in Bharath are being described here. Almost all the states are connected with the rivers mentioned above. Try to learn the river names and the states through which it runs.
The Saraswathi River, which is not on the topography of Rajasthan and Gujarat to be visible today, is flowing below the ground since BC3200. This shows this sloka is over 5000 years old. Ours could be the only civilization were slokas like this are living thousands of generations.
The sloka connects all the rivers and says the water is same. The dip in any river is equal as all the water is connected in the space. The water gets evaporated and they mix in the upper atmosphere and pours back. Thus all the water is the same and they are all connected.

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Sun is the oldest concept of god in human, probably with the realization that without sun we cannot live or seeing it as a wonder in nature; likewise wind (air), water etc. Sun GOD is prathyaksham (the visible / evident).

nama prathyaksha devaaya bhaskaraaya namo nama….

Among the five traditional concepts in GOD (surya, ganapathy, vishnu, siva, sakthi); many temples are not seen for the SUN in contrast to the other four. But concept of sun got into many of the prayers and poojas. The dwijan (Brahmins on puja activity) are to have gayathri practice praying sun.

Sun have cleansing power. Sunrays are invited by priests to make ordinary water into theertham / sankujalam.

ima aapa siva subha
sudhaascha nirmala paavanaa seethalaaschaiva
poothaa sooryasya rasmihbihi

Sunlight can make water cells to change its shape as water gets energized. It is found that drinking energized water purifies the blood.

Sunlight concentrated to ajna chakra (center place between eye-brows at joining at nose) through crystal is being used for treating psychic patience, called crystal therapy. This justifies the Gayathri chanting with inner meaning - asking for sun to enlighten.


om bhor bhuvasuvaha,
om tat sa vithurvarenyam, bhargo devasya dhimahi,
dheeyo-yonah pracho dayathu

May there be peace on mortal, immortal and divine planes. I meditate upon the most brilliant splendor of the Sun. May he stimulate our intellect so that we are inspired to take the right action at the right time.

The presence of sun is seen in the Agni. Agni in the personified and purified form is the lighted lamp.

Lighted Lamp (Deepam) is an energy generator. A normal Deepam can harmonize around 30 feet radius area. Lamp can be lighted in ghee or high-density-oil. The highly viscous fluid has the capacity to rise through the wick, as they are non-Newtonian fluids. Wick is only the saakshi (the tool) and ghee or oil is what is being lighted. Thus the number of wicks (as misunderstood by many) has no sanctity. It is the deepam (flame / jwala / naalam / varthyam) what is to be counted.

eka varthyam mahaavyaadhi
dwi varthisthu mahath dhanam
thrivarthyam mohamaalasyam
chathurvarthyam daridratha
panjavarthisthu bhadram syaal
dwivarthyam sushobhanam

One naalam is not healthy, two is wealthy, three makes greedy and tired, four give poverty and five is prosperity. But the poet concluded by saying two are enough.

subham karoti kalyanam
arogyam dhyanasampada

Let the light provide the light to make the activity better, let it provide health and concentration. I salute the light that destroys enmity (see the great thought - not the enemy but the enmity is that is being destroyed).

kalyana namakaram kalmashaghnam
kamrakaram kandhi dhoothandakaram
sandhyalakshmee kanda sootraikaratnam
deepajyothir mangalam nasthanothu

Glory the name you have who destroy gloominess, make the beauty with deleting darkness; your glow is like the rathnam on the sandhyalakshmi’s neck; I salute you light.

Deepam is to provide light. Thus while lighting the lamp devotee and the god have to be in light. Symbolically one flame has to be towards bhaktha and other must be for god. Generally pooja room faces east or west. Two flames in the lamp - one to east and other to west. In the presence of light both devotee and God joins, as athma and paramathma; indicated by the chin mudra (Jnana mudra) - joining pointing finger to thump.


om asathoma sath gamaya
thamasoma jyothir gamaya
mruthyorma amrutham gamaya
ohm! santhi santhi santhi

Oh Lord please lead me from the unreal to real. Lead me from darkness to light i.e., ignorance to knowledge, Lead me from death to immortality. May there be peace, peace and perfect peace.


ajaana thimirandasya
jnaananjana salakaya
chakshoorunmeelitham ena
thasmai sree gurave namaha

Not having knowledge is like cataract in the eye. Knowledge is the medicine. Having removed the cataract the eye can see the light. Thus the GURU (doctor) who gives knowledge (medicine) is the one who leads us from darkness to light.

GURU leads us to the light, never explains. Once you are in light, you view and realize. Thus the sun, light and lamp have an inner meaning to convey to the devotees. Let us have that blessing to see that light of blissfulness, enlightenment and realization.
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Before Consuming food

Before Consuming food
(Before start eating, pray looking at the food)

Consuming food is considered as a Yajna karma (sacrifice to fire) in Bharatheeya Tradition. The chanting is taken from Bhgavad Gita. It says the food that I eat is called brahmarpanam (offering to brahma). Brahma is the Lord of Creativity and the food is to make us creative, thus the concept of yajna, the energy creation for betterment is equivalent to the food intake and the creative output of the human. Consider the food as the havis (the ingredients for the sacrifice).

brahmarpanam brahma havir brahmagnau brahmana hutam
brahmaiva tena gantavyam brahma karma samadhina

Looking at the food, stay for some time, praying with the above manthra. The saliva will first get into the stomach as one looks at the food. Then the water through the achaman. This must be followed with bit-by-bit three times the sample food into the mouth. This is to inform the stomach, that this is the food that is going to be consumed, get prepared. This process of eating will make the food eating more systematica dn helps for better health.

Meditation should be done before sunrise in the “Brahm-Mahurt” i.e. between 3.30 and 6.00 A.M. and Yajna should be performed after sunrise. Evening Yajna should be performed before. It is clear that “Yajnas must be performed in sunlight. The science of power of the sunlight is mentioned earlier. It is the essential duty of man to do Meditation and perform Yajna daily. In the same queue, consuming food must be only during sunlight time – day. See the nature, all the animals stop eating as the sun sets off.

The importance of sacrificial life in the material, psychological and spiritual aspect has been clearly elaborated. The Yajna (Sacrifice) is looked on generally as some actions limited to offerings made in the sacred fire. But Yajna is a very wide term that encompasses all good actions including prayers, associations, donations and the basic essentials of a systematical life. It is said that Yajna should be performed with the intention of attaining worldly pleasures. It is an important duty of all men of four Varnas i.e. Brahman, Kshatri, Vaishya and Shudra including schedule tribe living in remote areas, to perform Yajna Karma.

Better to have food after taking bath. It makes one fresh and feels happy and enjoys the food. At least the leg, hand and the face must be cleaned before consuming food. It is found that the food will provide better energy once the leg, hand and face is wet and cool during the consumption of food.

Wear clean loose dress and convenient according to season. The sitting position of the Brahma or Purohit of Yajna is reserved in the South, facing the North. Facing to east or west is also welcomed but not to face south and sit. “ A comfortable sitting position is called Aasan”. Most comfortable poster of sitting is in crossed legs as this poster reduced body to its minimum space occupancy and the energy gets densified. The blood pumping strain reduced in the body and more concentration is in the activity being done, let it be praying, reading or eating. During each time to consume the food, one has to bend and that make the stomach to press naturally and that makes the food gets to flow in stomach comfortable.

It is an important act to take three sips of water called ‘Aachaman’ before the start of Yajna. It is advisable and allowed for Yajmaanas and Brahma of the Yajna to have ‘Aachaman’ (to take a few sips of water), if / whenever they feel thirsty or lazy during the process of Yajna-karma. Same way during the consumption of food, minimum intake of water must be permitted for better eating and digestion. Many have the basic question of water intake during the food consumption. It is good to have little quantity of food. Not too much of water to reduce the food intake.

‘mitham bhuktwa’ eat little. More quantity of eating will not make one strong. It is the quality of the food that matters more. Eat fresh and clean vegetarian energy food. More leafy and with fiber content is good. Don’t eat fast food and more spicy.

‘ardhapoorathayeth annam thadhardham vaarinam thadha’ is the saying. It is to say that half stomach can be solid food. Half of the half, that is quarter, has to be filled with water. Thus the rest quarter must be free for the air.

Vegetarian food is the best as they have energy in it. The non-vegetarian food is not having any life energy, as they are dead bodies. The meat will contain more than fifty percentage blood in it. The animal could have any disease and the meat will carry all the toxins it has in it. The animal while getting killed have the misery, agony, tension, worry, anger, distress etc. and all that feeling generates hundreds of chemical changes in the blood and that is carried to the consumer. Given an option better to be a vegetarian. Look at the higher grade of veganism for further reading on food. Also could read the book on microbiotics (you are what you eat). Bhagavad Gita describes the character of the individual based on the food he likes and consumes, this indicate our traditional scientific knowledge of food and the relation to the character.

Animals eat only that much it requires. The best habit is to eat what one likes and as how much is required. Many people eat for satisfying someone else, because of compulsion, give company, time pass etc. All these are harming the self. Many times eating is due to taste and not due to the requirement. The tip of the tongue understands the taste. The whole food processing in the body is around moving thirty-six feet without understanding the taste. Care need to be taken on this long journey of the food than the tip of the tongue. Thus the food quality needs to be redefined as the best food that gives energy of creativity.

Dhahanam (fring) that is what happens in the stomach. The agni (fire) place is the stomach. When gets hungry, we get a fire in the stomach. This is the call for the food, called hungry. He stomach must get food. Like the fire in the Yajna require havis. That gets processed to make the energy.

Dalai Lama says ‘these are the days of fast food and slow digestion’. Don’t create long-term problems in life with bad habits of food. It is also important to flush out the waste instead of carrying and taxing the body. May people are not good in using toilets often, instead carry the dirt and move around. Body needs to be cleaned for being energetic.

Dr T P Sasikumar / 9911484007 /


Bhoomi Vandanam

(Salutations to Mother Earth. Touch the ground with the hand before keeping the first foot on the ground in the morning when we getup from the bed after the sleep)

samudravasane devi
parvatasthana mandale
vishnupatni namastubhym
padasparsam kshamasva me

(another text version is mandithe instead of mandale)

It says, mother earth, you are with the rivers and mountains on you. Salutations to the wife of Vishnu deva. Forgive me for keeping my feet on you.

The mother earth is the wife of the protector Vishnu. Earth is the mother who feeds all of us. The mother with the mountains and the river flowing from that mountain is the breast milk that is being fed to its kids. This sloka is a salutation and begging the forgiveness for stepping on her, as we have no other go.

We all have the energy in us, what is called the bio-energy that supports our life, thinking and every other inner and outer activity. While sleeping, it has a calm working, and not much of energy is used. There is much energy around us; all in the form of subtle electromagnetic energy. Energies in the form of electromagnetic subtle particles settle around other energy and settle at peripherals.

At sleep one may have bad dreams and the other thought processes that also burn the bio-energy and thus disposes some electromagnetic energy around. These energies will settle around our AURA. Thus by the time we wakeup in the morning, the AURA will have an energy cover, which is not useful for us. This bad energy needs to be disposed off.

Electric equipment has a plug with the earth-pin for the disposal of the extra-unwanted energy. The unwanted energy that is around our body will automatically get earthened as we step from bed. This happens through the leg in the first step itself.

It has been observed that most of the paralytic and heart attack happens during the time when one gets out of the bed during when the earthling happens through the leg. It is proved that energy transfer trough hand is safer than the legs. That could be the reason for the sapa / beating and asirvada / patting being given with hands only.

Thus touching the ground for some time before the leg touch the ground is a good health practice in life. How much time to keep, is that prescribed by the sloka.

Dr T P Sasikumar 9911484007

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

poorthe mokshavapnuyath

Poorthe Mokshamavapnuyath

thapaparam kruthayuge threthaayaam jnaanamuchyathe
dwapare yajnamevahurdhaanameka kalau yuge

says manusmruthi. In kruthayugam only thapa, threthayugam knowledge. dwaparayugam sacrifis and in kaliyugam benevolence. This would have been defined for the historical and geographical reasons, taking the societal and environmental situation into account.

The dhana karma prescribed for the kaliyuga is known as the panjamahayajna. Panchmahayajna include brahmayajna, devayajna, pitruyajna, manusyayajna, and bhoothayajna. Chanting of the veda constitutes brahmayajna. Sacrifies and puja are devayajna. Tarpana is pitruyajna. Feeding guests is manushyayajna. Offering bali to various creatures is bhuthayajna. The Panchamahayajna together with agnihotra and aupasana are to be performed everyday. Four hundred yajnas or sacrifies are said to be mentioned in the Vedas. Samskaras, all forty of them, are to purify the individual.

Bharatheeya Dharma, branched out into anything like Buddha, Jain will also talk about being Philantharopy. Manushyayajna is important in the dharma sasthra. The Panjamahayathna is what is prescribed. Traditionaly that is what is followed.

Every morning a handful of rice (uncooked) must be seta apart for the poor. All families must do this without fail everyday. The rice thus kept must be collected from house to house, from quarter to quarter, cooked, offered to the diety of the local temple as nivedya and then distributed among the poor. With the handful of rice set apart some money also. This would be sufficient to support for the side dishes and the preparation cost. This will be a great service to the poor and to the god also. Charity like this should be encourage templegoing, not to speak about devotion. Since the food is first offered as the naivedya, it would mean that the devotees will take it as prasada (radiance or happiness) which will impart the inner purity.

Annadana or the gift of food is one kind of service or paropakara. We talk of service to the poor, social service and so on. Today all this is done with much fanfare and publicity. In the past the needy were served naturally, without making any noise.

With education we purify our intelligence, with meditation we purify our mind, with sloka or poetry we purify our speech, by exerting ourselves in the service of others one must purify the physic or body.

Many slokas indicate the importance of the annadanam.

gajathuragasahasram gokulam kotidhaanam
kanakarajitha paathram medhinee saagarantham
ubhayakula visudham kotikanyaapradhaanam
nahi nahi bahudhaanam annadhaanassamaanam

says annadhaanam is greater than donating many horses, elephants, gold ornaments, vessals, land, kanyadhanam etc.

The importance of feeding a knowledgable person indicates the importance given to education - learning and teaching.

sudrakoti sahasraanaam, ekam viprathu bhojayel
viprakoti sahasraanaam, ekam Vishnu prathishtitham
vishnu koti sahasraanaam ekaarudra prathishtitham
rudrakoti sahasraanaam ekojnaanihi bhojyathaam

meaning; donation to one Brahmin is equal that to a crore sudras – feeding one crore Brahmins is equal to constructing a Vishnu temple – making a siva temple is equal to making a crore Vishnu temple – feeding a knowledgable person is equal to making one crore siva temple.

This inner meaning can be read in many ways, in this context it says all Brahmins are supposed be knowledgable but not. The real knowledgable person if not Brahmin too is seen as higher. Thus the learing and teaching is the best service to the people and to god.

The importance of vidyadaanam is given here

annadhaanam param dhaanam, vidyadhaanam athath param
annena kshanikaa thrupti yavath jeevancha vidyaya

feeding is a good philantharpoy activity. But educating is much higher. The food will get digested soon. The education will remain the whole life.

Bharatheeya Dharma talks about two activities. Ishta and Poortha. Ishta karma is the activity that one does for the self, salvation, piece, better life, prosperity, what so ever. The poortha dharma is more of a social commitment.

agnihothram thapa sathyam vedaanaam chaanupaalanam
aadithyam vaisyadhevam cha ishta ithyabhitheeyathe

Service comes under “poorth dharma” and it includes digging wells and ponds, feeding the poor, building temples for the spiritual well-being, laying out gardens. Excavating wells and ponds has been mentioned first.

vaapee koopa thadakaani dhevathanayathanani cha
anna pradhanamudyannam poortha ithyabhitheeyathe

Ishta will take people to swarga and poortha can give moksha. Thus the social service is seen as higher.

ishtathelabhathe swargam poorthe mokshamavapuyeth

Swargalokam - heaven is the place of world after death for the good people and naraka – hell for the bad ones. The swargaloka is not the place of gods. The gandharvas used to be some time at the swarga loka too as guests from their gandhrvaloka.

Moksha (Freedom or Salvation) from the cycle of birth and death is the ultimate goal of Hindu religious life. Moksha is the state of supreme bliss and there is no quest beyond it. Moksha is release from all attachments. It is a state in which the self remains ever in utrammelled freedom and blessedness. The chief purpose of religion is to teach us how this supreme state may be attained.

The mention of feeding and educating are not seen as poortha karma directly, but had given much importance and could be rated as higher than many of the other karma. Thus reading between the lines and analyzing the relevance in today’s context poor feeding and educating are to be considered as the greatest dhana dharma and added into the poortha dharma.

Dr T P Sasikumar, Mayur Vihar


Printed and Published by Indological Trust, Calicut


Nithya Slokah


Compiled by
Dr. T.P. Sasikumar

Poojas may be generally classified into three categories, namely Manthra Puja, Tantra Puja and Stotra Puja. The first two categories call for austerities and may be performed only by qualified persons. On the other hand Stotra Puja (japa) can be performed by all including ladies and children.

I humbly offer you a compilation of slokas. These can be chanted for pleasing different deities, for better result of any actions, for cleansing, santhi, samarpanam, kshamapanam etc….

The whole family may recite these slokas daily sitting at a pooja place and thereby attain peace of mind. The effect of such chanting may not be any immediate benefit. But in a long run these practices gives the benefit. This could be an easy method of meditation. The sloaks, to that matter any poems or songs also helps to improve the memory power.

Dr T P Sasikumar


A. Nityavidhi Slokah (Daily Prayers)
A01. Morning Prayer Karagre…………
A02. Bhoomi Vandhanam Sumudra……….
A03. Yogasana Samaye Yogena…………
A04. While Taking Bath Gangecha………
A05. While Lighting Lamp Subham……. Kalyananama..
A06. Before Studies Sarasvati……….
A07. Before Food Brahmarpanam ……
A08. Karya Sidhi Suklam……..
A09. Namaskara Samaye Yani kani ….
A10. Before Sleep Ramaskanta …….

B. Sudhi / Jeeva Manthrah (Mantras for Cleansing)
B01. Samarpanam Kayena vacha …….
B02. Mahavakyam Thatwamasi…….
B03. Panjakshari Om nama sivaya
B04. Ashtakshari Om nama narayanaya
B05. Dwadasakshari Om namo bhagavathe vasudevaya
B06. Narayana sthuthy Hare rama……
B07. Gayathri Om bhur………
B08. Mruthyunjayam Om thryam ………
B09. Mantrapushpam Yopam pushpam ………
B10. Sapthasudhi Pranapana ……….
B11. Aswathavruksham Moolatho ………
B12. Thulasi Namasthulasi …..
B13. Bilwam Thridalam ……..
B14. Gomatha Sarva kama…..
B15. Sree Rudram Om namasthe…….
B16. Adithyahridayam Sandapana …………
B17. Kshamapanam Karacharanakrutham….
B18. Poorna Pushpanjali Manthraheenam …..

C. Santi Mantrah ( Mantras for Peace)
C01. Om asathoma ……….
C02. Om badram …..
C03. Om esava …..
C04. Sanno mithra….
C05. Om purnamadaha …

D. Guru Pranam ( Salutations to Guru)
D01. Om narayanam ……..(Guru Parampara)
D02. Akhandamandalakaram…….
D03. Ajnanatimirandh ….
D04. Gurubrahma………..
D05. Dyanamoolam……

E. Grandha Eka Slokah ( Slokas on Grandhas)
E01. Rig vedam Om hari ……..
E02. Yajur vedam Om eshe …….
E03. Sama vedam Om agne …….
E04. Adharvana vedam Om sanno …..
E05. Upanishath Nama parama…..
E06. Ramayanam Poorvam ramatapo …..
E07. Sirmad bhagavatham Adau devkidevi………
E08. Bhagavad Gita Parithranaya……..
E09. Soundarya Lahari Bhavanithvam ……
E10. Narayaneeyam Agre pasyami ….

F. Deva Sthothrah (Prayers to Gods/Goddesses)
F01. Ganapathi Vakrathunda …… Gajananam ………
Eka dantham… Namonamoganesa ……
F02. Saraswathi Yakundendu ……….
F03. Lakshmi Namasthesthu ………
F04. Devi/Bhagavathi Sarva mang … ayur dehi …. Annapo
F05. Bhadrakali Kali Kali …..
F06. Mahalakshmi Namasthesthu ………..
F07. Dhanwanthari Dhanwanthari …….
F08. Durga Sarvaswaroope ……….
F09. Sapthamathrukal Brahmi ………
F10. Naga/Sarpa Anando vasuki ……….
F11. Navagraha Nama Sooryaya ……..
F12. Soorya Namodharma ……..
F13. Brahma Namasthe……. Yena srushtam ……
F14. Vishnu Sasanka… Santakaram ……
F15. Siva Prabhum …. Sivamsivkaram….
F16. Dhakshinamoorthy Guravesarvalo…. Namassivaya
F17. Sri Krishna Krishna ….. Vasudev …… Krishna …
Santhakaram…. Gopala …….
F18. Sri Rama Ramaya …… Aparamapaha ……
F19. Anjaneya Anjaneya …….. Manojavam ……..
Bhudhibalam… etra etra ……
F20. Adisankaran Sruthi smruthi………
F21. Garudan Kunkumangitha …..
F22. Nandhikesan Nandhikesa….
F23. Narasimhamoorthy Ugram veeram …….
F24. Dhathratheyan Kashaya vasthram
F25. Subramanyan Sakti hastham ….. Shadananam ……..
F26. Sasthav Bhoothanadha ………
F27. Ayyappan Akhilabhuvana……..
Nityavidhi Slokah (Daily Prayers)
Nityavidhi slokah are recited at particular times during the day. Every action we perform, even mundane things can be turned in to worship by chanting these mantras and contemplating on their meaning. All of them carry health concept.

A01. Prabhata Smaranam ( Morning Prayer)
(to be chanted as soon as you wake-up. Open your eyes to see your hands, sitting on the bed)
karagre vasathe lakshmi
karamadhye saraswathi
karamoole sthitha gouri
prabhathe karadarsanam

A02. Bhoomi Vandanam
(Salutations to Mother Earth. Touch the ground with the hand before keeping the first foot on the ground)
samudravasane devi
parvatasthana mandale
vishnupatni namastubhym
padasparsam kshamasva me

A03. Yogasana Samaya ( At the time of Yogasana)
yogena chittasya padena vacha
malam sarirasya cha vaidyakena
yopakarottam pravaram muneenam
patanjalim pranjaliranatosmi

A04. Snana Samaya (While taking bath)
gangecha yamune chaiva
godavari sarasvati
narmade sindhu kaveri
jalesmin sannidhim kuru

A05. Deepojvalanam ( While lighting lamp)
Subham karoti kalyanam
arogyam dhyanasampada
kalyana namakaram kalmashaghnam
kamrakaram kandhi dhoothandakaram
sandhyalakshmee kanda sootraikaratnam
deepajyothir mangalam nasthanothu

A06. Padana Samaye ( Before studies)
sarasvati namstubhyam
varade kamroopini
vidarambham karishyami
siddhirbhavatu me sada
padma patra visalakshi
padma kesara vardhini
nithyam padmalaya devi
samampadu sarasvati

A07. Before Consuming food
(Before start eating, pray looking at the food)
brahmarpanam brahma havir
brahmagnau brahmana hutam
brahmaiva tena gantavyam
brahma karma samadhina

A08. Karya siddhi
(Before starting any work, to Ganesh/Vigneswara)
suklambaradharam vishnum
sasivarnam chaturbhujam
prasannavadanam dhyayet
sarva vighnopasantaye

A09. Namaskara Samaye
(Rotate three times clockwise for performing
atma-pradakshina namaskaram)
yani kani cha papani
janmantara krutani cha
tani tani vinashyanti
pradakshina pade pade

A10. Nidra Samaye ( Before sleep)
(Before sleep keep the mind empty and meditate on Hanuman and Sri Ram)
ramaskandham hanumantam
vainateyam vrakodaram
shayane ya smarennityam
duswapnam tasya nasyati

Jeeva / Sudhi Manthrah
(Mantras for Cleansing)
These manthras are good for the purification of the mind and also for maintenance of better health.

B01. Samarpanam (Offerings)
kayena vacha manasendriyairva
buddhyatmana va prakrutersvabhavat
karomi yadyat sakalam parasmai
narayanayeti samarpayami

B02. Mahavakyam
thathwamasi - pragnyanam brahma
ayamathmaa brahma - aham brahmaasmi

B03. Panchakshari Manthram
Om nama sivaya

B04. Ashtakshari Manthram
Om Namo Narayanaya

B05. Dwadasakshari Manthram
Om Namo Bhagavathe Vadudevaya

B06.Narayana Sthuthy ( Maha Manthra)
(Best for regular chanting during the present day - Kali kala)
hare rama hare rama
rama rama hare hare
hare krishna hare krishna
krishna krishna hare hare

B07. Gayathri Manthram
Om bhur bhuvaswaha thath savithoor varenyam
bhargo devasya dheemahi diyoyonaha prajothayath
B08. Mrutyunjaya Manthram
Om thryambakam yajamahe
sugandhim pushti vardhanam
urvarukamiva bandhanan
mruthyor muksheeya mamruthat

B09. Manthrapushpam
yopam pushpam veda
pushpavan prajavan pasuman bhavathi
chandrama va apam pushpam
pushpavan prajavan pasuman bhavathi
om shanti santhi santhi

B10. Saptha Sudhi
pranapana vyanodana samana me sudhyantham
jyothiraham viraja vipapma bhooyasamha swaha
vak mana chakshu srothra ghrana jihwaretho
bhudhya kruthi sangalpa me sudhyantham
jyothiraham viraja .......................
sira pani pada parswa prushtorudara jamgha sisnopasthapayavo me sudhyantham
jyothiraham viraja .......................
thwak charma mamsa rudhira medo majja sthani me sudhyantham
jyothiraham viraja ......................
sabdha sparsa roopa rasa gandha me sudhyantham
jyothiraham viraja .....................
pruthvi vyapasthejo vayurakaso me sudhyantham
jyothiraham viraja .......................
mano bhudhirahankaraschitham me sudhyantham
jyothiraham viraja ......................
manon-maya prana-maya manon-maya vijnana-maya aanantha-maya kosam me sudhyantham
jyothiraham viraja ......................

B11. Aswathavruksham
(while going around the Peepal tree)
moolatho brahma roopaya
madhyatho vishnu roopine
agratha siva roopaya
vruksharajaya te nama

B12. Thusasi
(while going around Thulasi)
namasthulasi kalyani
namo vishnu priya shubhe
namo mokshaprade devi
nama sampath pradayike

B13. Bilwam
thridalam thrigunakaram
thrinethram cha thriyayusham
thrijanma papa samharam
eka bilwam sivarpanam

B14. Gomatha
(while going around gomatha)
sarva kam dhukhe devi
sarva theerthabhishechini
pavane surabhi sreshte
devi thubhyam namosthu te

B15. Sree Rudram
om nnamasthe - asthu bhagavan
visweswaraya mahadevaya
thryambakaya thripuranthakaya
thrikagnikalaya kalagnirudrya
neelakantaya mruthyunjayaya
sarveswaraya sadasivaya
sankaraya sreemanmahadevaya nama
B16. Adithyahridayam
Sandapanasakaraya namo nama
andhakarandakaraya namo nama
chinthamane chithaanandaya te nama
neeharanaasakaraaya namo nama
moha vinasakarya namo nama
santhaya raudraya soumyaya ghoraya
kanthimatham kanthi roopaya te name
sthavarva jangamaachaaryaaya te namo
devaya viswayika sakshine te nama
sathwa pradhaanaaya thathwaaya te nama
sathya swaroopaaaya nithyam namo nama

B17. Kshamapanam ( Asking forgiveness)
karacharanakrutham va
kayajam karmajam va
sravana nayanajam va
manasam vaparadham
vihithamavihitham va
sarvamethal kshamasva
sivasiva karunabdhe

B18. Poorna pushpanjali
manthraheenam kriyaheenam
bhakthiheenam janardhana
(bhakthiheenam maheswari)
yat poojitham maya deva
(yat poojitham maya devi)
paripoornam thadasthute
Santi Manthrah
(mantras for Peace)
The following verses are santi mantras. The santi mantra is recited for peace. It is traditionally recited before chanting other mantras, before we begin the studies and at the beginning of any programme.

C01. Swasthi vakyam
om asato ma sad-gamaya
tamaso ma jyotir-gamaya
mrutyorma amrutam-gamaya
om santi santi santi

om bhadram karnebhi srunuyama devaha
bhadram pasye-maakshabhir-yajathraha
vyasema devahitham yadayu

om esavasya-midam sarvam
yatkincha jagathyam jagat
tena-tyaktena bhunjeethaha
ma grudhaha kasya siddhanam

sanno mithrassam varuna
sanno bhavathwaryyama
sanna indro bruhaspathi
sanno vishnu rurukarma
namo brahmane nasthe vayo
thvameva prathyaksham brahmasi
thvameva prathyaksham brahma
rutham vadhishyami
sathyam vadhishyami
avathu mam
avathu vakthaaram
om santhi santhi santhi
sanno mithrassam varuna
sanno bhavathwaryyama
sanna indro bruhaspathi
sanno vishnu rurukarma
namo brahmane nasthe vayo
thvameva prathyaksham brahma-vaadhisham
aaveethmaam aavidvakthaaram
om santhi santhi santhi
saha nau bhunaktu
saha veeryam karavavahai
thejaswi navadheetamastu
ma vidwishavahai
om santi santi santihi

om poornamada poornamidam
poornath poornamudachyathe
poornasya poornamaadaaya
om santi santi santihi
Guru Pranam

D01. Guru Parampara Smarana
om narayanam padmabhuvam vasishtam
sakthim cha thath parasaram cha
vyasam sukam guada padam mahandam
govinda yogindra madhasya sishyam
sree sankaracharya madhasya padma
padam cha hastha malakam cha sishyam
thamthrodakam varthikakaaramanyaan
asmadh guroon sandhatha manathosmi

D02. Guru - The Brahma
vyaaptham yena charaacharam
tatpadam darsitham yena
tasmai srigurave namah

chakshuurunmulitam yena
tasmai srigurave namah

gururbrahma gururvishnu
gururdevo mahesvara
guru sakshat parabrahma
tasmai sri gurave namah

dhyana-moolam guror-mithra
poja-moolam goro-padam
manthra-moolam guror-vakyam
moksha-moolam guro-krupa
Grandha Eka Slokah
(Slokas for Grandhas)
Brief slokas on the gradhas are to be chanted to remind us about the treasure of knowledge we have.

E01. Rig Vedam
om hari om agnimeela purohitham yajnasya deva mruthyumjam hotharam rathna chathamam

E02. Yajur Vedam
om yeshe thvorje thaw vayavasthopayavastha devo va savitha prarpayathu sreshuthamaya karmane

E03. Sama Vedam
om agna ayahi veethaye grunano havyadathaye nihotha sathsi barhishi

E04. Adharvana Vedam
om sanno deveerabhishtaya apo bhavanthu peethaye samyorabhi sravanthu na

E05. Upanishath
nama parama rushibhyo
nam parama rushibhyaha

E06. Ramayanam
poorvam rama-tapovanandi-gamanam
hatva mrugam kanchanam
vaidhei-haranam jatayu-maranam
bali-nigrahanam samudra-taranam

E07. Sirmad Bhagvatam
adau devaki-devi-garbhajananam
gopi-gruhe vardhanam
kuntisuta palanam
etad-bhagavatam puranakathitam

E08. Bhagavad gita
parithranaya sadhoonaam
vinasaya cha dhushkrutham
dharma samsthapanardhaya
sambhavami yuge yuge

E09. Sauntharya Lahari
bhavani thwam dase
mai vidhara drishtim sakarunam
yithi sthothum vaanjan
kadhayathi bhavaani thwamithi ya
thadaiva thwam thasmai
disasi nija sayoojya padaveem
mukundha brahmendraspuda-

E10. Narayaneeyam
agre pasyami thejo nibidatharakalaa-
peeyushaplavithoham thadanu thadudare
tharunyarambharamyam paramasukharasaa
raveetham naradadairvilasad-upanishal
sundari mandalaischa
Deva Sthotrah
(Prayers to Gods/Goddesses)
These slokas are to be chanted as and when pray at the
various dieties in the temple. Also chant the respective sloka while doing pushparchana or seeing the GOD's pictures in the pooja room.

F01. Ganapathi
vakratunda mahaakaaya
suryakoti samaprabha
nirvighnam kuru me deva
sarvakaaryeshu sarvada
gajananam bhootha ganadhi sevitham
kapithajam bhoopala sarabhakshitham
umasutham soka vinasa karanam
namami vigneswara pada pankajam
yeka dandam mahakayam
thaptha kanjana sannibham
lambhodaram visalaksham
vandeham gana nayakam
namo namo ganesaya
namasthe viswa roopine
nirvignam kurume kamam
namamithwam gajanana
agajanana padmarkam
gajanana maharnisam
aneka dhamtham bhakthanam
yeka dhanthamupasmahe
anyadha saranam nasthy
thwameva saranam mama
thasmath karunya bhavena
raksha raksha ganadhipa
F02. Saraswathi
ya kundendu thushaara haaradhavalaa
ya shubhravastraavritha
ya veenavara dandamanditakara
ya swetha padmaasanaa
ya bhrahmaachyutha shankara
devairsadaa vanditha (poojitaa)
saa maam paatu saraswati
nihshesha jaadyaapahaa

F03. Lakshmi
namastestu mahamaye sreppede surapoojithe
sanghuchakra gadhahaste mahalakshmi namostute

F04. Devi / Bhagavathy
sarva mangala maangalye
shive sarvaartha saadhike
sharanye thriyambake gauri
narayani namosthuthe
ayr dehi dhanam dehi
vidyam dehi maheswari
samasthamakhilam dehi
dehi me parameswari
annapoorne sada poorne
sankara prana vallabhe
jnaana vairagya sidhyartham
bhiksham dehicha parvathy
mathacha parvathy devi
pitha devo maheswara
bhandhava siva bhakthascha
swadeso bhuvanathrayam
F05. Bhadrakali
kali kali mahakali
bhadrakali namosthu the
kulanja kuladharmam cha
mam cha palaya palaya

F06. Mahalakshmi
Namasthesthu mahamaye
sreepeethe sura poojithe
sangachakra gada hasthe
maha lakshmi namosthu te

F07. Dhanwanthari
dhanwanthari maham vanthe
vishnu roopam janardhanam
yasya karunya bhavena
roga muktho bhavenjana

F08. Durga Devi
sarvaswaroope sarveshe
sarvashakti samanvite
bhayebhya-sthrahino devi
durge devi namostute

F09. Saptha Mathrukkal
brahmi maheswari chaiva
kowmari vaishnavi yada
varahi cha thathendrani
chamunda saptha matharah

F10. Sarpa / Naga
anando vasuki sesha
padmanabhascha kambala
drutharashtra sangapala
thakshaka kaliyasthadha
F11. Navagraha
Nama sooryaya somaya mangalaya bhudhaya cha
guru sukra sanibhyascha rahave kethave namaha

F12. Adithyan / Bhaskaran /Surya
namo dharma vidhanaya
namasthe krutha sakshine
nama prathyaksha devaya
bhaskaraya namo namo

F13. Brahma
namasthe loka nadhaya namathe srushtikarine
namasthe veda roopaya namasthe bhrahmane nama
yena srushtam jagathsarvam
svargadhavi vishnu sasanaal
pithamaha namasthesthu
sarva bhoothesa padmaja

F14. Vishnu
shaanthakaaram bhujagashayanam
padmanaabham suresham
vishwaadhaaram gaganasadrusham
meghavarnam shubhangam
lakshmi kaantham kamalanayanam
vande vishnum bhavabhayahram
sarvalokaika naatham
sasanka chakram sakireeta kundalam
speetha vastram sarasee ruhekshanam
sahara vaksha sthala
shobhi kausthubha sriyam
namami vishnum sirasa chathu bhujam

F15. Siva
prabhum prana natham vibhum viswa natham
jagannadha nadham sadhananda bhajam
bhaval bhavya bhootheswaram bhoothanatham
sivam sankaram sambhumeesana meede
sivam sivakaram santham sivothmanam sivothamam
siva marga pranetharam pranathosmi sadasivam

F16. Dhakshinamoorthy
gurave sarva lokanam bhishaje bhava roginam
nidhaye sarva vidyanam dhakshinamoorthye nama
namasivaya santhaya sudhaya paramathmane
nirmalaya prasannaya dhakshinamoorthaye nama

F17. Sri Krishna
krishnaaya vaasudevaaya devakee nandanaayacha
nandagopa kumaaraya govindaaya namonamahaa
vasudeva sutam devam kamsachanoora mardanam
devaki paramanandam krishnam vande jagadgurum
krishnaya yadavendraya jnanamudraya yogine
nadhaya rugmineesaya namo vedantha vedine
santhakaram bhujaganayanam
padmanabham suresam
visvadharam gaganasadrusam
meghavarnam subhangam
lakshmi kantam kamalanayanam
vande vishnum bhava-bhaya-haram
gopala rathnam bhuvanayika rathnam
gopangana yavvana bhagya rathnam
sreekrishna rathnam surasevya rathnam
bhajamahe yadava vamsa rathnam

F18. Sri Rama
raamaaya raamabhadraaya raamachandraaya vedasey
raghunaathaya naathaya seethaaya pathayenamahaa
aapara-mapahartharam bhatharam sarva sambhadam
lokabhiramam sreeramam bhuyo bhuyo namamyaham

F19. Aanjaneya / Hanuman
aanjaneya mathipada laadanam
kaanchanadari kamaneeya vigraham
paarijaatha taru moola vasinam
paavayami bhava maana nandanam
manojavam maarya tulya vekam
jithendriyem poorthimatham varishtam
vaadaatmajam vaanarayutha mukham
shri rama dhootham shirasaatnamaami
manojavam maruta tulyavegam
jitendriyam buddhimatam varishtam
vatatmajam vanarayoothamukhyam
srirama-dootam sirasa namaami
buddhirbalam yaso dhairyam nirbhayatvamarogata
ajadyam vakpatutvam cha hanumat-smaranaa-dbhavet
etra etra raghu nadha keerthanam
thatra thatra krutha mastha kanjilum
bhashpa vaari pari poorna lochanam
maruthim namatha raksha santhakam

F20. Adisankaran
sruthi smruthi purananam aalayam karunalayam
namami bhagavath padam sankaram loka sankaram

F21. Garudan
Kunkumangitha varnaya kunthenthu dhavalaya cha
vishnuvaha namasthubhyam pakshirajaya the nama

F22. Nandikesan
nandhikesa mahabaga sivadhyana parayana
goureesankara sevardham anujnam dhathumarhasi

F23. Narasimhamoorthy
ugram veeram mahavishnum
jwalandham sarvathomugham
nrusimham bheeshanam bhadram
mruthyumruthyum namamyaham

F24. Dhathathreyan
kashaya vasthram karadhandadharinam
kamandalam padma karena sangam
vhakram gadha bhooshitha bhushanadyam
sreepada rajam saranam prabhadye

F25. Subramanyan
Sakthi hastham viroopaksham sighi vaham shadananam
dharunam ripu rogaghnam bhavaye kukudadwajam
Shadananam kumkuma raktha varnam
mahaamadhim divya mayura vaahanam
rudrasya soonam, sura sainya natham
guham satha, sharanam aham prabadhyey
shankukhamcha ganaadeesham shampancha
parameshwaram, mama dukha vinaashaaya
sandhadam chintayaamyaham

F26. Sasthav
Bhoothandndha sadananda
sarvabhootha dayapra
raksha raksha mahabhaho
sastre thubyam namo namaha
F27. Ayyapan
bhavayeth bhoothanadham
Swami Sivananda Writes .............
It is better if you get your mantra from your Guru. This is a
tremendous effect on the disciple. The Guru imparts his
SAKTI along with the mantra. If you cannot get a Guru, you
can select any mantra according to your own linking and taste
and repeat it mentally daily, with SRADHA and BHAVA.
This is also has a great PURIFICATORY effect. You will
attain the realization of GOD.
Japa purifies the heart
Japa steadies the mind
Japa destroys the shadripus
Japa destroys birth and death
Japa burs sins
Japa scorches samskaras
Japa annihilates attachment
Japa induces vairagya
Japa roots out all desires
Japa makes one fearless
Japa removes delusion
Japa gives supreme peace
Japa develops prema
Japa unites the devotee with the loard
Japa gives health, wealth, strength and long life
Japa brings god-consciousness
Japa bestows eternal bliss
Japa awakens the kundalini

This compilation is not by accident, but by compulsion. During my lectures on management, scientific analysis on spirituality, vasthu, healing, etc., I used to recommend the people to follow the indian rituals.

Many people come to me asking to suggest some books to learn the minimum required slokas. It was felt that the books are not comprehensive and many a time they are only in regional languages. But the younger generation likes to read in English.

Selection of slokas for a normal compilation is a difficult task as there are numerous slokas and really do not know what to take and what not.

I wanted to include the scientific reasons for the slokas wherever possible. But it was felt that the reason and the requirements of these slokas can be heard once and need not be part of the daily reference book.

This English writing may not be acceptable if the slokas are not heard chanting. Hence it is requested to hear the chanting from some one who knows and use this book for reference and learning.

I am happy that this compilation have been reprinted by many and lakhs of copies have been sold. No copy-write and profit on this for me. This is only a service for those who need this.

Hope you will accept this and give your comments.

Dr. T.P.Sasikumar, 9911484007