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GAAYATRI MANTRA

OM BHUR BHUVA SVAHA,
TAT SAVITUR VARENYAM
BHARGO DEVASYA DHIMAYI,
DHIYO YO NAA PRACHODYAAT

(THIS MANTRA MEANS, I MEDITATE AND CALL UPON THE EFFLGENT COSMIC MOTHER, WHO HAS CREATED THE UNIVERSE COMPRISING OF THE THREE PLANES OF EXISTENCE – THE PHYSICAL, THE ASTRAL AND THE CAUSAL. SHE IS FIT TO BE LOVED, RESPECTED, ADORED AND WORSHIPPED. MAY SHE PURIFY AND ENLIGHTEN MY INTELLECT.)

 MAHAA MRITYUNJAYA MANTRA

OM TRAYAMBAKAM YAJAAMAHE,
SUGANDHIM PUSHTIVARDHANAM
URVAARUKAM IVA BANDHANAAN,
MRITYOR MUKSHIYA MAAMRITAAT

(OH THREE-EYED LORD SHIVA, I MEDITATE UPON THEE. YOU WHOSE BODY HAS A FRAGRANT ORDER, WHO ENRICHES OUR NOURISHMENT, LIKE A CREEPER WHICH IS RELEASED FROM ITS BRANCH WHEN RIPE, PLEASE RELEASE ME FROM DEATH AND HUMAN LIMITATION AND GRANT ME IMMORTALITY)

 INVOCATION MANTRA

KARPOORA  GAURAM  KARUNAAVATAARAM,
SANSAARA  SAARAM  BHUJAGENDRAHAARAM
SADAA  VASANTAM  HRIDYAAR  VRINDE,
BHAVAM  BHAVAANI  SAHITAM  NAMAAMI

(OH! LORD SHIVA, WHO HAS CAMPHOR LIKE FAIR COMPLEXION, WHO IS AN INCARNATIONOF COMPASSION, WHO IS THE ESSENCE OF THIS UNIVERSE, WHO WEARS A GARLAND OF SNAKES, PLEASE RESIDE IN THE LOTUS OF MY HEART. TO YOU AND YOUR CONSORT BHAVAANI (PAARVATI) I HUMBLY PROSTRATE.)

GURU (SPIRITUAL TEACHER) VANDAANA

GURUR BRAHMAA GURUR VISHNUH,
GURURDEVO MAHESHWARA;
GURUR SAKSHAAT PARAM BRAHMA,
TASMAI SHREE GURAVE NAMAH.

(GURU IS BRAHMA, GURU IS VISHNU, GURU IS MAHESHVARA (SHIVA), GURU IS PARAM BRAHMA (TRANSCENDENTAL GOD). TO SUCH A GURU, I OFFER MY PROSTRATIONS.)

CLOSING MANTRAS

SARVE BHAVANTU SUKHINAH;
SARVE SANTU NIRAAMAYA
SARVE BHADRAANI PASHYANTU;
 MAA  KASCHID DUKHABHAAG BHAVET.

(MAY ALL BE HAPPY, MAY ALL BE FREE FROM DISCEASES; MAY ALL SEE THE GOOD IN OTHERS, LET NO ONE BE IN SORROW.)

TVAMEVA MAATA CHA PITAA TVAMEVA;
TVAMEVA BANDHUSCHA SAKHAA TVAMEVA
TVAMEVA VIDYAA DRAVINAM TVAMEVA;
TVAMEVA SARVAM MAMA DEVADEVA

(YOU ARE MY MOTHER, YOU ARE MY FATHER, YOU ARE MY BROTHER, YOU ARE MY FRIENS, YOU
ARE MY WISDOM, YOU ARE MY WEALTH. OH! GOD YOU ARE ALL IN ALL FOR ME)

ASATO MAA SAD GAMAYA;
TAMASO MAA JYOTIR GAMAYA
MRITYOR MAA AMRITAM GAMAYA.
OM SHAANTIH ! SHAANTIH ! SHAANTIH !

(OH! LORD, LEAD US FROM UNTRUTH TO TRUTH, FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT; FROM MORATILITY TO IMMORTALITY AND PEACE PEACE PEACE TO ALL.)

"Brahmaarpanam brahma havir
brahmaagnau brahmanaa hutam
brahmaiva tena gantavyam
brahmakarmasamaadhinaa."  (Gita 4:24)

  "The act of offering is God, the oblation is God. It is offered by God, into the Fire of God. God is verily to be attained by him who is absorbed in God in the act of such sacrifice (yagna) " (Gita 4:24).
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