December 2020

rāma rāghava

RĀMA RĀGHAVA RĀMA RĀGHAVA RĀMA RĀGHAVA RAKṢAMĀM KṚṢNA KEŚAVA KṚṢNA KEŚAVA KṚṢNA KEŚAVA PĀHIMĀM Glory to Rāma and to Kṛṣṇa. Please protect and save us. rāma: seventh incarnation of Viṣṇu, the preserver of the universe, literally “the ever blissful one” rāghava: another name of Rāma, as a descendant of the Raghu dynasty rakṣa: to protect …

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śrī rām jai rām

JAI JAI RĀM SĪTĀ RĀM SĪTĀ RĀM SĪTĀ RĀM Glorious Rāma, praise Rāma, victory to Rāma Sītā and Rāma, Sītā and Rāma, Sītā and Rāma śrī: magnificent, splendid rāma: seventh incarnation of Viṣṇu, preserver and protector of the universe jai: victory to, celebration of sītā: incarnation of Lakṣmī, goddess of abundance …

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oṃ namaste gaṇapataye

OṂ NAMASTE GAṆAPATAYE Oṃ. Salutations to Gaṇeśa oṃ: the first vibration in the universe, the primordial sound from which all other sounds, all words, all languages and all mantras have come forth namaḥ: salutations, reverence te: to you, your gaṇa: group of people pata: lord gaṇapataye: to Gaṇapati (Gaṇeśa), son of Śiva and Pārvatī, the …

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asato mā

ASATO MĀ SADGAMAYA TAMASO MĀ JYOTIRGAMAYA MṚTYORMĀ AMṚTAM GAMAYA Lead me from untruth to truth Lead me from darkness to light Lead me from death to immortality asat: untruth mā: me sat: truth gamaya: lead tamas: darkness jyoti: light mṛtyu: death amṛta: immortality This Vedic mantra is an invocation from the “Bṛhadāraṇyaka Upaniṣad” (1.3.28), the …

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