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A Companion to the Study of Hinduism - Part IV
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HR 255.04
Principles and Practice of Hindu Dharma
~ Level - 2
Vedas and Ritualistic Practice
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A Collection of the Texts Available that gives the Divine Message
for Everyone to Study, Understand and Practice in Rituals
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Selected Prayers and Hymns from the Vedic Scriptures to Recite
Veda
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Prayer Hymns from the Vedas
Companion
Part - IV
 

 

 

Gayathri Manthra

 
Om ! Bhoor Bhuva Suvah: Thath Savithur Vare'nyam |
Bhargo Dhevasya Dheemahi Dhiyo Yo Nah: Prachodhayath ||

AUM, O' triple wonder of creation, continuence, and dispersion
Splendour of the three inter-linked worlds here, and around, and beyond; !
[Physical, the subtle and the potential] O' adorable immaculate One,
May You, that Supreme Divine being, stimulate our intellegence
for our self awakening, so that we may realize the Supreme Truth . . . . !!

 
Rig Veda Hymns on 'One God'
 
Idham Mitram Agnim Aahu atho;
Dhivya Sah Suparnah Garuthman |
E'kam Sath Viprah Bahudhah Vadhanthi, Agnim;
Yama Matharisvaanam Aahuh || --
---- Rig Veda - Verse --- I . 164 .46

They call Him (It) Indra, Mitra, Varuna, Agni; and
He is the heavenly nobly-winged Garuthman !
To what is One, Sages give many a title, Agni,
Yama, Matharisvan they call it !!

 
Aakaasat pathitham thoyam Yathaa gacchathi Saagaram |
Sarva Deva Namaskarah Kesavam prathigacchathi ||
Ke'savam prathigacchathi Om nama iti ||

Just as all the water that fall from the sky inescapably reach the sea,
Let all salutations to all the Deities reach only Kesava ;
Indeed they only reach Kesava.

[Here "Kesava" stands for Paramãthma encompassing Brahma, Vishnu and Siva]

 
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Vedic Prayers
 
Kaaye'na Vaachaa Manasendriyair Vaa
Bhuddhyaathmanaa Vaa Prakrthe' Svabhaavaath |
Karomi Yadyat Sakalam Parasmai
Naarayanaayethi Samarpayaami ||

I dedicate to the supreme person Naarayanaa all that I do
by means of the body, words, mind, by the organs of action,
the organs of knowledge and by the impulsion of nature.

 
Om ! Asatho' Maa Sath Gamaya
- Thamaso' Maa Jyothirgamaya |
Mr.uthyo' Maa Amr.ruthamgamaya
- Om! Saanthih: Saanthih: Saanthih: ||

Lead me from the unreal to the Real -
- From darkness [ignorance]
to the Light [knowledge];
- From death to Immortality.

- Om Peace ! Peace !! Peace !!!

 
Om! Sahanaavavatu Sahanau Bhunaktu
Sahaveeryam Karavaavah: |
Thejasvinaa Vadheethamastu Maa Vidvishaa Vahaih: ||
Om! Shaanthih Shaanthih Shaanthih. Om!


May He, the Supreme Lord, protect us both,
The teacher and the student. May He nourish us both.
May our study be thorough and fruitful.
May we not hate each other.

Om ! Peace, Peace, Peace.

 
Om ! Bhadram Karnebhih: Shrunuyaama Devaah:
Bhadram Pashyemaakshabhir Yajathraah: |
Sthirairangai Sthushthuvaagum Sastanoobhih:
Yashema Devahitham Yadhaayuh: |
Svasthi Na Indhro Vriddhashravaah:
Svasthi Nah Pooshaa Vishva Vedaah: |
Svasthi Nasthaakshyo Arishtanemih:
Svasthi No Brihaspathir Dhadhaathu ||
Om ! Shaanthi:, Shaanthi:, Shaanthi:. Om !


O' Ye Gods ! May we hear with our ears only what is auspicious.
May we see with our eyes only what is auspicious.
May we, who sing your praise,
Live our allotted span of life in perfect health and vigor.
May Indhra who is praised by the devotees,
vouchsafe to us safety and well being.
May the all known Pooshan grant us safety.
May Garuda and Brihaspathi grant us well being.

Om ! Peace, Peace, Peace.
 
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Atharva Veda
 
A Vratya there was, just going about - He stirred up Prajapati . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .XV, 1.1
He, Prajapati, saw in Himself gold ; - He generated that " Hiranyagarbham" . . . . . . . XV, 1.2
That became One; that became star - marked ; - That became Great ; that became Chief ;
That became Brahman ; that became Truth ; - There with He had Progeny . . . . . . . . . . XV, 1.3
He increased ; He became Great ; - He became the great God, Mahadeva. !! . . . . . . XV, 1.4
 
The Creator is Perfect; He Possesses Perfect Power;
The Perfect Universe derives life, from Perfect Creator.
Let Us Comprehend This Perfect Power,
That Bestows Life on All Beings.
 
  
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