Friday, October 2, 2009

Daily Hindu Prayers


Prayer When Taking Bath

Cleanliness of body and mind is considered very important by Hindus. As the old-age saying "Cleanliness is next to Godliness", to decrease the separation of us from God, we need to purify the body as well as mind during bath. When one takes bath in the early morning, he needs to meditate Maha Vishnu in mind and chant this short mantra.

Mantra While Taking Bath to Purify Body & Mind

Govindethi Sada Snanam Govindethi Sada Japam,
Govindethi Sada Dhyanam, Sada Govinda Keerthanam

Meaning of the Mantra


Meditate on Govinda while taking bath,
Meditate on him in your prayers,
Meditate on him while thinking of God,
And always sing his name.

Prayer Before Getting up from Bed


There are many different stotras and mantras a Hindu is supposed to chant in the morning. Karagra Vasathe Lakshmi is one such stotram a Hindu devotee needs to chant as soon as he wakes up from his bed.

How to chant this mantra - One needs to look at his palms and in the mind think that Goddess Lakshmi, Saraswati and Govinda (Vishnu) is present in his palm. It is believed that the first thing a man sees in the morning determines one’s day.

Daily Hindu Mantra Lyrics to Chant in the Morning

Karagre Vasathe Lakshmi,
Karamadhye Saraswathi,
Karamoole Sthitha Govinda,
Prabhate Kara Darshanam

Meaning of the Mantra

Goddess Lakshmi lives in the tip of my palm,
Goddess Saraswathi lives in its middle,
And Govinda (Vishnu) lives at its base,
So I see my palm in the early morning.

Mantra when one wakes up from his bed :


Samudra Vasane Devi is one of the daily Hindu prayers addressed to the Bhumi Devi. Hindus consider Earth (Bhumi Devi or Bhu Devi) as a Goddess. Bhumi Devi or Bhudevi is the consort of Lord Varaha, one of the 10 Avatars of Lord Maha Vishnu. Hence Hindus consider Bhuma Devi (Earth) as our mother and we need to ask her to pardon befor seeting our foot on her.


This is the daily prayer addressed to Bhumi Devi as soon as one wakes up from bed and before setting his foot on earth.

Hindu Daily Prayer addressed to Bhumi Devi

Samudhra Vasane Devi,
Parvatha Sthana Mandithe,
Vishnu Pathni Namasthubhyam
Pada Sparsam Kshamasva Mae

Meaning of the Prayer

Salutations to the divine wife of Lord Vishnu,
Who is clothed by oceans,
And is adorned prettily by the mountains,
Pardon me mother, for setting my foot on you.


Prayer When Lighting The Lamp – Sanskrit Stotras

Agni or the God of Fire is considered as the one of the greatest Gods by Hindus. Agni, the most important of the Vedic gods, is the mediator between the devotee and the Gods. Agni Deva is the acceptor of sacrifices and all the offerings we made to Fire God (Agni) goes to the deities because Agni Deva acts as a bridge or messages between us and other Gods.

According to the sages, we need to pray this prayer daily when we lit the Lamp

Prayer to Agni Deva (God of Fire)

Shubham Karothi Kalyanam,
Aarogyam, Dhana Sampadam,
Budhi Vruddhi Shatru Vinasaya
Deepa Jyothi Namo Nama




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