The Methodist Prayer

“God our Father and our Mother,

we give you thanks and praise

for all that you have made,

for the stars in their splendour

and the world in its wonder

and for the glorious gift of human life.

With the saints and angels in heaven

we praise your holy name.”

om…………

This is revolutionary, as this means Methodists are the first Christians to acknowledge the female aspect of the Absolute…

Hopefully through self-inquiry, all the worlds religions will begin to see past relative truth of these spiritual hallucinations caused by the minds inability to percieve and comprehend God correctly, in these visions God is percieved as male, or female, or both.

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PRAYER TO THE GREAT SPIRIT

Om Great Spirit, whose voice I hear in the winds
And whose breath gives life to everyone,
Hear me.
I come to you as one of your many children;
I am weak… I am small…I need your wisdom
and your strength.
Let me walk in beauty, and make my eyes ever
behold the red and purple sunsets.
Make my hands respect the things you have made,
and make my ears sharp so I may hear your voice.
Make me wise, so that I may understand what you
have taught my people and
The lessons you have hidden in each leaf and each rock.
I ask for wisdom and strength,
Not to be superior to my brothers, but to be able
to fight my greatest enemy, myself.
Make me ever ready to come before you with
clean hands and a straight eye,
So as life fades away as a fading sunset, so
My spirit may become one with you without shame.
…OM…

PRAYER TO THE FATHER

Om Great Spirit, who art all things;

Human Beings, trees, grass, berries.
Help us, be kind to us.
Let us be happy on earth.
Let us lead our children
To a good life and old age.
These our people; give them good minds
To love one another.
Oh Great Spirit,
Be kind to us
Give these people the favor
To see green trees,
Green grass, flowers, and berries
This next spring;
So we all meet again
Oh Great Spirit,
We ask of you.
Blessed be

mantra


Mantras

The “Yoga of the Mind”, a mantra is a syllable, word or phrase in one of the sacred languages (like Sanskrit & Ghurmeki) and sometimes in English, which elevates or modifies consciousness through its meaning, the sound itself, rhythm, tone, and even the reflexology of the tongue on the palate.

The three languages of consciousness are:

  • human – things, the world; normal or loud voice
  • lovers – longing to belong; strong whisper
  • divine – infinity; mentally or silently.

Some of the most frequently used mantras are given below:

AD GURAY NAMEH, JUGAD GURAY NAMEH,
SAT GURAY NAMEH, SIRI GURU DEVAY NAMEH
is the Mangala Charn Mantra, and is chanted for protection. It surroundsthe magnetic field with protective light, and means “I bow to the primal Guru (guiding consciousness who takes us to God-Realization), I bow to wisdom through the ages, I bow to True Wisdom, I bow to the great, unseen wisdom.”

ADI SHAKTI, ADI SHAKTI, ADI SHAKTI, NAMO NAMO,
SARAB SHAKTI, SARAB SHAKTI, SARAB SHAKTI, NAMO NAMO,
PRITHUM BHAGAWATI, PRITHUM BHAGAWATI, PRITHUM BHAGAWATI,
NAMO NAMO,
KUNDALINI, MATA SHAKTI, MATA SHAKTI, NAMO, NAMO.
The First Shakti Mantra tunes into the frequency of the Divine Mother, and to primal protective, generating energy. Chanting it eliminates fears and fulfils desires. Adi Shakti means the “Primal Power,” Sarab Shakti means “All Power”, and Prithum Bhagawati means “which creates through God.”

AKAL, MAHA KAL:
means “Undying, Great death” is a powerful life-giving chant removing fear and relaxing the mind.

AP SAHAEE HOA SACHE DA SACHE DHOA, HAR, HAR, HAR:
means “The Lord Himself has become our protector, the Truest of True has taken care of us, God, God, God”, or “The Lord Himself is my refuge, true is the support of the True Lord”. Chanted for prosperity.

ARDAS PAYE, AMAR DAS GURU, AMAR DAS GURU,
ARDAS PAYE, RAM DAS GURU, RAM DAS GURU, RAM DAS GURU,
SUCHE SAHE:
Guarantees by the grace of Guru Amar Das, who is hope for the hopeless, and Guru Ram Das, who is King of the Yogis and Bestower of Blessings, past, present and future, that the prayer will be answered, and that all one’s needs are provided for, signed, sealed and delivered!

DHARTI HAI, AKASH HAI, GURU RAM DAS HAI.
Dharti means “earth” and Akash is Ether, and Guru Ram Das is the venerated 4th Sikh Guru. This is the 1st Sodhung Mantra.

EK ONG KAR, SAT GUR PRASAD, SAT GUR PRASAD, EK ONG KAR,
is the Magic Mantra so named for its power and sacredness. It is usually chanted in reverse (Ek Ong Kar, Sat Gur Prasad, Sat Gur Prasad, Ek Ong Kar). Many pages are devoted to the explanation of this mantra and we are warned to chant it in reverence. It means, “There is one Creator – Truth revealed through Guru’s grace”.

EK ONG KAR, SAT NAM, KARTA PURKH, NIRBHAO, NIRVAIR,
AKAL MOORT, AJUNI, SAI BHANG, GUR PRASAD, JAP,
AD SUCH, JUGAD SUCH, HABHE SUCH, NANAK HOSI BHEE SUCH
is the Mul Mantra, the root of all mantras. It means, “The creator of all is One. Truth is His Name. He does everything, fearless, without anger, undying, unborn, self-realized, realized thru Guru’s Grace, Meditate: He was true in the beginning, true thru all the ages, true even now. Nanak shall ever be true.”

EK ONG KAR, SAT NAM, SIRI WHA (HE) GURU
is the Adi Shakti Mantra, and it is very powerful for awakening Kundalini and suspending the mind in bliss. Ek means “One, the essence of all”, Ong is the primal vibration from which all creativity flows, Kar is “creation”, Sat “truth”, Nam “name” Siri “great”, Wha “ecstasy,” and Guru is “wisdom”. Taken together it means, “There is one Creator whose name is Truth. Great is the ecstasy of that Supreme Wisdom”!

GOBINDE, MUKUNDE, UDARE, APARE, HARING, KARING, NIRNAME, AKAME
is the Guru Gaitri Mantra which means “Sustainer, liberator, enlightener, infinite, destroyer, creator, nameless, desireless”. It brings stability to the hemispheres of the brain and works on the Heart Center to develop compassion, patience and tolerance, uniting one with the Infinite.

GURU GURU WAHE GURU, GURU RAM DAS GURU:
calls upon Guru Ram Das in praise of his spiritual guiding light and protective grace.

HAR means Creative Infinity, a name of God.
HARA is another form.
HARI is the active form of Creation.

HARI NAM, SAT NAM, HARI NAM, HARI.
HARI NAM, SAT NAM, SAT NAM, HARI.
The name of God is the True Name.

HUM DUM HAR HAR.
This mantra opens the Heart Chakra and means “We the universe, God, God.”

ONG means Creator – the Primal Vibration from which all creativity flows.

ONG NAMO, GURU DEV NAMO
is the Adi Mantra that precedes Kundalini Yoga practice, tuning one in to the higher self. Ong is “Infinite Creative energy in manifestation and activity”. (“Om” or Aum is God absolute and unmanifested), Namo is “reverent greetings’ implying humility, Guru means “teacher or wisdom”, Dev means “Divine or of God” and Namo reaffirms humility and reverence. In all it means, “I call upon Divine Wisdom”.

ONG SO HUNG is “Creator, I am Thou!”, a heart-opening and empowering mantra.

PRANA, APANA, SUSHUMNA. HARI.
HARI HAR, HARI HAR, HARI HAR, HARI.
Prana is the life force, Apana the eliminating force, and Sushumna is the Central channel for that force. This helps draw energy up the spine for healing. Hari and Har are names of God.

PRITVI HAI, AKASH HAI, GURU RAM DAS HAI(see “Dharti Hai”)
Pritvi means earth – calling on the venerated Guru Ram Das is very powerful.

RA MA DA SA, SA SAY SO HUNG
is the Siri Gaitri Mantra, and is chanted for healing. Ra is the sun, Ma is the Moon, Da is the earth, and Sa is Infinity. Say is the totality of Infinity, and So Hung is “I am Thou”. “Ra Ma Da Sa” is the Earth Mantra. and “Sa Say So Hung” is the Ether Mantra.

SA TA NA MA
is the Panj Shabad expressing the five primal sounds of the universe. “S” is Infinity, “T” is life, “N” means death and “M” is rebirth. (The 5th sound is “A”.) This is one of the most frequently used mantras in Kundalini Yoga.

SAT NAM
is the Seed Mantra or Bij Mantra and it is the most widely used in the practice of Kundalini Yoga. Sat means the Truth; Nam means to call upon, name or identify with. Sat Nam means Truth is my identity and I call upon the eternal Truth that resides in all of us. Chanting this mantra awakens the Soul, and more simply means “really”. It is pronounced to rhyme with “But Mom!”

SAT NARAYAN, WHA HE GURU, HARI NARAYAN, SAT NAM.
Narayan is the aspect of Infinity that relates to water, and Hari Narayan is Creative sustenance, which makes the one who chants it intuitively clear or healing. Sat Narayan is True Sustainer, Wahe Guru, indescribable Wisdom and Sat Nam, True Identity. This is the ancient Chotay Pad Mantra.

WAHE GURU
is the Guru Mantra, the mantra of ecstasy. It is not translatable but chanting it elevates the spirit.

WAHE GURU, WAHE GURU, WAHE GURU, WAHE JEEO:
“The ecstasy of consciousness is my beloved.”

Tantra

TANTRA

The term tantra can assume different meanings and trying to define it is not easy. It can means “plot” or “net”, but can be also synonymous of “doctrine” or “ritual”. The wordtantra draws origin from the sanscrit root tan that means expansion and tra that means liberation. Tantra therefore is a whole of millenary practices to the amplification of the awareness, it is the systematic use of body and mind as physical instrument for the spiritual realization, a practical way to liberation. The body and the mind are governed by the three gunas: sattva, rajas and tamas (virtue, passion, ignorance). They are the principal tools of the nature (Prakriti) to mantain the soul chained to the cycle of birth and death through the inexorable law of the karma.

In the Mahanirvana Tantra and in the Vijñana Bhairava Tantra, Shiva exposes the various techniques of meditation to Shakti, to be able to go over these influences of the nature and rise to an ampler awareness of themself, that is the basic condition to be able to win the cycle of birth and death. These techniques are among the most disparated: from simple tricks and shortcuts for the final liberation, to the forms of meditation tied to the daily actions; from the mantras and rites of purification to the eternal Dharma (truth).

As Dattratreya tells in his Avadhut Gita, everything can be a vehicle to reach the awareness of the Supreme one and of the Supreme one that is in us ; that’s why the Aghoris don’t have limits in the search of new practices for the spiritual realization.

The 24 Natural Gurus Of DATTATREYA

1)    PRITHVI  (mother earth)  9)    AJGAR (cobra) 17)  PINGLA (nadi – right nostril)
2)    JAL (water) 10)  SINDU (point) 18)  KURRAPAKSHI (eagle)
3)    AGNI (fire) 11)  PATANGA (bugs) 19)  BALAK (children)
4)    VAYU (wind) 12)  BHRAMAR (black bee) 20)  KUMARI (virgin)
5)    AKASHA (space – sky) 13)  MADHUKSHIKA (honey) 21)  SANF (snake)
6)    CHANDRA (moon) 14)  GAJ (elephant) 22)  SHARAKRIT (archer)
7)    SURYA (sun) 15)  MRIG (diamond) 23)  MAKADI (spider)
8)    KAPOT (pigeon) 16)  MIN (fishes) 24)  BRINGI (the smallest beingsi)

Mantra

MANTRA

In the Vedas the mantra (sound) is the primary source from which the universe has sprung (in the Bible: “in the beginning it was the Verb”); it is the primordial vibration presents in every thing, the motor of the universe. Through the study and the search on the mantras the ancient wise man have discovered how we can be in harmony with the cosmos and with ourselves.

The \(Aum) it is the primordial sound, is the matrix of all that exists in the universe. it doesn’t have a particular meaning, it is rather a sacred syllable that represents the essence of the vital energy from which the creation has sprung. \ is the combination of three sounds: A – U – M. The A represents Brahma the creator, the conscience, the state of vigil. The U  represents Vishnu the preserver, the subconscious, the state of dream. The M represents Shiva the destroyer, the unconscious, the state of deep sleep. It can be noticed as these three letters are tightly correlated with the endless breath of the universe, in which the three strengths of creation, preservation and destruction continually follow one another and how they are correlated with the three dimensions of the human conscience.

The utilization of the sounds for spiritual purpose is universally used. In a lot of religions the continuous repeating of a sentence or a sacred sound with the help of a rosary (japa mala) represents the highest form of meditation. The mantras are the best vehicle in the meditation because through them the mind calms the incessant flow of thoughts and it settles in a state of deep concentration.

OM NAMAH SHIVAYA

HOMAGES TO GANESH

OM GAJANANAN BHUT GANADI SEVATAN

KAPITTHI JAMBU FAL CHARU BHAKSHANAM

UMASUTAM SHOK VINASHAKARAKAN

NAMAMI VIDNESHWAR PAD PANKAJAM

SHUKLAMBAR DHARANDEVAN

SASHIVARNE CHATURBHUJAM

PRASHANNDANAN DYAYET

SARVAVIDNO PASHANTAYE

NAVARN MAHAMANTRA

OM EM HRIM KLIM MAHADURGA NAVAKSHARI NAVDURGA NAVATMIKE NAVCHANDI MAHAMAYE MAHAMOHE MAHAYOGANIDRE JAYA MADHUVAITABHA  VIDRAVINI MAHISHASUR MARDINI DHUBHRALOCHANA SANHANTRI CHANDAMUNDA VINASHINI RAKTABIJANTAKE NISHUMBHA DHWANSINI SHUBAN DARPAGHNIDEVI ASHTADASHA BAHUKE KAPAL KHATVANG SHUL KHADGA KETAKA DHARINI CHHITRAMASTAKA DHARINI RUDHIRARAMANSABHOJINI BHUTPRETADI YOGDHVANSINI BRAHMONORADI STUTE DEVI MA RAKSHARAKSHA MAM SHATRUNA NASHAYA HRIM FAT HRUM FAT OM EM HRIM KLIM CHAMUNDAYE BICHCHE

GAYATRI MANTRA

OM BHUR BHUVAH SWAH

TATSAVITUR VARENYAM

BHARGO DEVASYA DHIMAHI DHIYO YONAH

PRACHODAYAT OM

KALI GAYATRI MANTRA

OM KALIKAYE VIDMAHE

SAMSAM YASYANNE

DHIMAHI DHIYO YONAH

PRACHODAYAT OM

AWAKENING MANTRA

Awakening Mantra

KIRAGRE BASTE LAXMI

KARMADHYE SARASWATI

KARMULE STUTAI BRAHMA

PRAVATE KAR DARSHANAM

Ganesh mantra

SUM KAISSYIA KA DANTASYA

KAPLO GAJ KARN KA

LAMBO DHARASYE VIKTO

VIGHNA NASO VINAYAK

These two mantras are very powerful and can be recite in the morning as soon as awake.

Before opening the eyes you have to pass the palms of the hands on the face, then hold them togheter. Opening the eyes, you’ll recite the mantra of the awakening looking only at the palms. Then for seven times you’ll recite the mantra passing the hands on the whole body. At the end you’ll recite the Ganesh mantra.

MANTRAS TO LIGHT INCENSE

SADAH BHAVANI DAHINE

SAMUKU RET GANESH

PANCH DEV RAKSHA KARE

BRAHMA VISHNU MAHESH

TUMEVE MATA CHE PITA TUMEVE

TUMEVE BANDHU CHE SAKA TUMEVEH

TUMEVE VIDDHYA DEVANAM TUMEVE

TUMEVE SARVAM MAM DEV DEVAH

TRAHE MAN TRAHE MAN TRAHE MAN

MAHA MRITYUNJAYA MANTRA

Om Tryamlakam Yajamahe Sugandhim Pusti-vardhanam
Urva-rukamiva Bandhanan Mrtyor-muksheeya Ma-amritat

Om. We worship The Three-Eyed Lord Shiva who is fragrant and who increasingly nourishes the devotees. Worshipping him may we be liberated from death for the sake of immortality just as the ripe cucumber easily separates itself from the binding stalk.

OM SARVESHAM SVASTIR BHAVATU

SARVESHAM SHANTIR BHAVATU

SARVESHAM PURNAM BHAVATU

SARVESHAM MANGALAM BHAVATU

Om, may auspiciousness be unto all

may peace be unto all

may fulness be unto all

may prosperity be unto all

SARVE BHAVANTU SUKHINAH

SARVE SANTU NIRAMAYAH

SARVE BADRANI PASYANTU

MA KAS-CHID DUKHA BHAG BAVET

May all be happy

May all be free from disabelities

May all look to the good of other

May none suffer from sorrow

SHANTI MANTRA (Peace Mantra)

we are everything, we are together

SAHANA BHAVATU SAINAI BHUNATKU

SAHAVIRYAI KARAVAVAI TEJASVI NAMADHI TAMASTE

MAHAVADHYAI SHAVA HE

OM SHANTI SHANTI SHANTI OM

KARPURA-GAURAM KARUNA-VATARAM

SAMSARA-SARAM BHUJAGENDRA HARAM

SADA VASANTAM HRIDAYA RAVINDE

BHAVAM BHAVANI SAHITAM NAMAMI

White as camphor, the avatar of Karuna (god of Compassion), adorned with the garland of the Serpent King, ever dwelling in the lotus of my heart, to the Lord and Lady, Shiva and Shakti together, to them I bow down.

MAHAVAAKYAS (Great Utterances)

AHAM BRAHMAASMI

I AM GOD (From the Brihadaaranyaka Upanishad)

AYAMAATMAA BRAHMA

THE SOUL IS GOD (From the Maandokya Upanishad)

PRAGNAANAM BRAHMA

GOD IS PURE CONSCIOUSNESS (From the Taitireeya Upanishad)

TAT TVAMASI

THAT THOU ART (From the Chaandogya Upanishad)

Om purnam-adah purnam-idam

purnaat purnam-udacyate.

purnasya purnam-adaya,

purnam-eva-vashishyate

(Isopanishad)

That is the Whole, this is the Whole;

from that Whole, this Whole is manifested.

When this Whole is extracted,

that Whole remains being the Whole.

Durga Mantras

(by Shri Adi Shankaracharya)

Na Mantram No Yantram Tadapi Cha Na Jane Stutimaho Na Chavhanam Dhyanam Tadapi Cha Na Jane Stutikathah I
Na Jane Mudraste Tadapi Cha Na Jane Vilapanam Param Jane Matastvadanusaranam Kleshaharanam II

O Maa Durga! I don’t know any prayer or any magical summons to invoke you. Neither I know any mantra and have no idea how to meditate on you. I don’t know your story or glory as well. I neither know your various postures nor am I given to crying in distress. The only thing I know is that seeking shelter under your protection and following your command will definitely end all sufferings.

 

Vidheragyanen Dravinavirhenalasataya Vidheyashakyatvattva Charanyorya Chyutirbhut I
Tadetat Kshantavyam Janani Sakaloddharini Shive Kuputro Jayet Kwachidapi Kumata Na Bhavti II

O Durga, assure salvation to all troubled, I don’t know how to worship you. I don’t have resources or temperament since I am nasty by nature. I don’t have special knowledge to conduct your worship as well. In rendering service to you if, I have made any mistakes or errors, forgive me Mother because there could be a bad son but never a bad mother.

 

Prithivyam Putraste Janani Vahavaha Santi Saralah Param Tesham Madhye Viralataraloaham Tava Sutah I
Madi Yoayam Tyagah Samuchitamidam No Taya Shive Kuputro Kwachidapi Kumata Na Bhavati II

O Maa Durga, this earth has many of your naïve sons, but I am the most fickle among them. There would be hardly any one like me. Yet, O Shive! Rejecting me like this is not proper in this world, as there could be a bad son but never a bad mother.

 

Jaganmatarmatastava Charanseva Na Rachita Na Va Duttam Devi Dravinamapi Bhooyastava Maya I
Tathapi Tvam Sneham Mayi Nirupam Yatprakurushe Kuputro Jayet Kwachidapi Kumata Na Bhavati II

O Mother of the World! I have never rendered any service to you. I never offered money to you. Yet, you bless me always for the reason that in this world there could be a bad son but never a bad mother.

 

Parittyakta Deva Vividhavidhisewa Kulataya Maya Panchasheeteradhikamapneete Tu Vayasi I
Idani Chenmatastava Yadi Kripa Napi Bhavata Niralambo Lambodar Janani Kam Yami Sharanam II

O Parvati, mother of Lord Ganesha, I had been busy restlessly. But now, I have stopped worshipping other gods as I cannot worship them ritually. Therefore, I don’t even expect any help from them. In such a condition I am absolutely helpless. From whom I seek shelter? I have no hope from any other god except you.

 

Shwapako Jalpako Bhavti Madhupako Magira Niratanko Ranko Viharati Chiram Kotikanakaih I
Tavaparne Karne Vishati Manvarne Phalamidam Janah Ko Janeete Janani Japaneeyam Japvidhhau II

O Maa Aparna! One word of your holy prayer that falls in the ear of a foolish rascal is sufficient to make him utter sweet speech like an experienced scholar. With your blessing, a pauper then becomes rich owning millions of gold coins and enjoying life with all its joys till ripe old age. When listening to one word can work such wonders, who can presume the reward obtained by those, who continuously chant your name with full custom of worship.

 

Chitabhasmalepo Garalamashanam Dikpatdharo Jatadhari Kanthe Bhujagapati Hari Paushupatih I
Kapali Bhootesho Bhajati Jagdeeshai Ka Padavin Bhavani Tvatpanigrahan Paripati Phal Midam II

O Durga Bhavani! The one, who keeps his body smeared with the ashes of the dead-bodies; who takes poison for food, who remains naked; who has matted hair on head and the serpent king Vasuki surrounding his neck; who has a cupal like container in his hands. If such a Bhootnath, Lord Shiva (Pashupati-Lord of Animals) is crowned with a title of Jagdeesh, then what is the reason behind it? How did he gain such importance? The clear evidence is your marriage with him.

 

Na Mokshasyakancha Bhavavibhavavancha Cha Na Mey Na Vigyanapeksha Shashimukh Sukheccha Na Punah I 
Atastvan Sanyache Janani Jananam Yatu Mum Vai Mridani Rudrani Shiv-Shiv Bhavaneeti Japatah II

O Maa Durga, with face of moon’s elegance, I don’t crave for Salvation or for material possessions. I don’t even hope to get any expertise in sciences. I don’t long for pleasure as well. My only request to you is to permit me to pass my entire life chanting “Mridani Rudrani Shiva-Shiva Bhavani”.

 

Naradhitasi Vidhina Vividhopachareh Kim Rukshachintak Pareirna Kritam Vachobhib I
Shayme Tvameva Yadi Kinchan Maiyyanathe Dhatse Kripamuchitalam Param Tavaiva II

O Maa Shyama! I never worshipped you with complete rituals or lots of offerings. I was always occupied in harsh words, which crime did my speech not commit? Yet, if you care for this shelter less orphan on your own, this is eligible only for you. Only a kind hearted mother like you can give refuge to such a bad son, as I am.

 

Aapatsu Magnah Smaranam Tvadeeyam Karomi Durge Karunarna Veshi I
Naitaccha Thatvam Mum Methah Kshudhartrisharta Jananim Smaranti II

O Compassionate Goddess Durga! If I remember you after falling in trouble and not before, please do not treat me like a dishonest rogue for the reason that all children yell for mother when they are troubled.

 

Jagdamb Vichitramatra Kim Paripoorna Karunaasti Chenmayi I 
Aparadha Parampara Param Na Hi Mata Samupekshate Sutam II

O Mother of the World! If you still show your kindness towards me should not cause any surprise for the reason, if a son has bent on committing sin after sin, still his mother does not abandon him.

 

Matsamah Palaki Nasti Papaghni Twatsama Na Hi I
Evam Gyatva Mahadevi Yatha Yogyam Tatha Kuru II

O Maa Durga! I am the greatest sinner and you are the greatest sin-destroyer. Considering this fact in mind, kindly do whatever you think proper.

MORNING MANTRAS

GANESH

SMRAMI GAN-NATH-ANATH BANDHU
SINURPUR PARISHOBIT GANDYGMAM
UDDAND VIGHN PARIKHANDAN CHANDDANDDM
AAKANDLADI SURNAYAK VRIND-VANDHYAM

In this pious dawn i worship Lord Ganesh who is the only Leader of Lords, his cheeks are glorified with vermilion and he is the one who removes all sorts of obstacles in ones goals and targets.

SUN

SMRAMI KHALU TATSAVITUR-VARENYAM
RYPAM HI MANDAL MRICHOTH TANUR-YAJUS
SAMAI YASYA KIRNA: PRABHVADI HETUM
BHRAM-HARATMAKM-LAKSHYA-ACHINTYARUPAM

I worship that form of Lord Surya (The Sun) whose face is compared with Rigveda, Kaleva is Yajurveda and rays are like Samaveda. Who is the whole mighty for this universe, just like Lord Brahma and Lord Shiva and his forms are ideal to concentrate and has got no other substitute.

SHIVA

SMRAMI BHAVBHITI-HARM SURESHM
GANGADHARM VRISHBH-VAHAN MAMBIKESHAM
KHATVANG-SULA-VARDA-BHYAM HASTMI SUM
SANSAR ROGHARM AOUSHDHAM ADWITIYAM

I worship Lord Shiva who is the destroyer of all sorts of fears in this mortal world, Masters of Lords, Whose vehicle is an ox and he is the originator of holy Ganga. He has Khatvanga (a sword in hindu mythology) and Trishul (Trident) in his hands. He is considered as boon to come over out of this mortal world.

VISHNU

SMRAMI BHAVBHITI-MHARTINASAM

NARAYANM GARUDVAHNM ABHNABHAM
GRAHABHI-BOOTVARVARN MUKTIHETUM

CHAKRAYUDHAM TARUN-VARIJ-PATRA-NETRAM

I worship Lord Vishnu who is the destroyer of all sins in this world. He is seated on Garuda. His eyes are just like Lotus. He is also known as Shree Narayan. I pay my devotion to Him.

DEVI

SMRAMI SARHINDA KARO-JWTABHAM,
SDRAT-NAVN-MAKAR-KUNDAL-HAR BHUSAM
DIVYA-YUDHORJIT SUNILSHASTRA-HASTAM
RAKTOT PLABCHARNAM BHAGVATI PRESAM

She is like the moon of winter, glorified with marvelous earrings and necklaces, having divine weapons in thousands of Her hands, Her feet are having an aura like red lotus. She is Goddess Durga, I worship Her in the pious dawn.

NAVGRAHA

BRAHMA MURARITRI PURANTKARI BHANU SASI BHUMISUTO BHUDHACH
GURUSCH SUKRA SANI RAHU KETAV KURVANTU SARVE MAM SUPRABHATAM

After worshipping Lord Brahma, Vishnu and Shankara (Shiva). I bow for the Sun, Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, Saturn, Rahu and Ketu. May all these planets be prosperous for me and this day must pass with all happiness and prosperity.

Om ghorebhyo atha ghorebhyo ghor aghor tareabhyo

Sarvebhyo Sarv Sherwebhyo namastu astu rudra rupebhyo swaha Om



Divine mother chalisa(s)


KALI

The black goddess appears for the first time in the Devi Mahatmya or Durga Saptasati from the Marcandeya Purana. The devotion to Kali,, the goddess that more expresses the archetype of the great mother, has its fulcrum in the tantrism. Her form so terrible symbolizes the power, the strength, the good that defeats the evil, and is the demonstration of the divine power. Black because it is the color where everything disappears, also called Digambari (dressed of sky), Naked and with great breasts as the primordial goddesses.

Shiva in the Mahanirvana Tantra describes Kali thus:

As white, yellow, and other colours all disappear in black, in the same way all beings enter Kali.

Therefore it is that by those who have attained the knowledge of the means of final liberation, the attributeless, formless, and beneficent Kalashakti is endowed with the colour of blackness.

As the eternal and inexhaustible One image of Kala and soul of beneficence is nectar itself, therefore the sign of the Moon is placed on her forehead. As She surveys the entire universe, which is the product of time, with Her three eyes – the Moon, the Sun, and Fire – therefore she is endowed with three eyes.

As She devours all existence, as She chews all things existing with her fierce teeth, therefore a mass of blood is imagined to be the apparel of the Queen of the Devas (at the final dissolution).

As time after time She protects all beings from danger, and as She directs them in the paths of duty, her hands are lifted up to dispel fear and grant blessings.

As She encompasses the universe, which is the product of Rajoguna, she is spoken of, as the Devi who is seated on the red lotus, gazing at Kala drunk with intoxicating wine and playing with the universe. The Devi also, whose substance is intelligence, witnesseth all things .

Durga Chalisa

NAMO NAMO DURGE SUKH KARANI – NAMO NAMO AMBE DUKH HARANI
I bow to You Oh Goddess Durga, the bestower of happiness! I bow to You Oh Goddess Amba, who ends all miseries.

NIRAKAR HAI JYOTI TUMHARI – TIHOUN LOK PHAILI OUJIYARI
The radiance of your light is limitless and all pervading and all the three realms (Earth, Heaven and the Nether World) are enlightened by Thee.

SHASHI LALAT MUKH MAHA VISHALA – NETRA LAL BHRIKOUTEE VIKARALA
Your face is like the moon and mouth very huge. Your eyes shine with a red glow and You have a Frightening frown.

ROOP MATOU KO ADHIK SOUHAVE – DARSHA KARATA JANA ATI SOUKH PAVE
Oh Mother, your look is enchanting, the very sight of which ensures welfare of the devout.

TOUM SANSAR SHAKTI LAYA KEENA – PALANA HEYTU ANNA DHAN DEENA
All the powers of the World repose in Thee and it is You who provides food and wealth for the world’s survival.

ANNAPOORNA HOUI JAG PALA – TUMHI ADI SUNDARI BALA
Like the feeding Mother Annapoorna, You nurture the whole universe and You are the one who appears like the timeless Bala Sundari (young girl of extreme beauty).

PRALAYAKALA SAB NASHANA HARI – TOUM GOWRI SHIV SHANKAR PYARI
At the time of dissolution, it is You, Oh Mother, who destroys everything. You are the beloved consort of Lord Shiva, Gori (Parvati).

SHIV YOGI TUMHRE GUN GAVEIN – BRAHMA VISHNU TUMHEIN NIT DHYAVEIN
Lord Shiva and all yogis always chant your praise. Brahma, Vishnu and all other Gods ever meditate on You.

ROOP SARASWATI KO TOUM DHARA – DEY SUBUDDHI RISHI MUNINA UBARA
You appear in the form of Goddess Saraswati too, to grant wisdom to the sages and thus ensure their welfare.

DHARYO ROOP NARSIMHA KO AMBA – PRAGAT BHAYI PHAR KAR KHAMBA
Oh Mother Amba! It was You who appeared in the form of Narsimha, sundering the pillar.

RAKSHA KARI PRAHLAD BACHAYO – HIRANYAYKSH KO SWARGA PATHAYO
Thus You saved Prahlad and Hiranyakashyap also went to Heaven as he was killed by your hands.

LAKSHMI ROOP DHARO JAG MAHIN – SHREE NARAYAN ANGA SAMAHIN
In the form of Goddess Lakshmi, Oh Mother, you appear in this world and repose by the side of Shree Narayan.

KSHEER SINDHU MEIN KARAT VILASA – DAYA SINDHU DEEJEY MAN ASA
Dwelling in the ocean of milk, Oh Goddess, with Lord Vishnu, please fulfill my desires.

HINGALAJA MEIN TOUMHI BHAVANI – MAHIMA AMIT NA JAT BAKHANI
Oh Bhavani, the famous Goddess of Hingalaja is no one else but You Yourself. Illimitable is your Glory, defying description.

MATANGI DHOOMAWATI MATA – BHUVANESHWARI BAGALA SUKHDATA
You are yourself Matangi and Dhoomavati Mata. It is You who appear as Bhuvaneshwari and Bagalamukhi Devi to bestow happiness to all.

SHREE BHAIRAV TARA JAG TARANI – CHHINNA BHALA BHAVA DUKH NIVARINI
It is You who redeem the world, appearing in the form of Shree Bhairavi, Taradevi and Chhinnamasta Devi, and end its sorrows.

KEHARI VAHAN SOHA BHAVANI – LANGOUR VEER CHALATA AGAVANI
Reposing gracefully upon your vehicle, Oh Goddess Bhavani, You are welcome by the brave Langour (Lord Hanuman).

KAR MEIN KHAPPAR KHADGA VIRAJEY – JAKO DEKH KAL DAR BHAJEY
When You appear in the form of Goddess Kali, with sword in one hand and a Khappar (a bowl made of half the portion of coco-de-la-mer, the coconut of the sea) in the other, even Time flees in panic.

SOHE ASTRA AUR TRISHULA – JASE OUTHATA SHATRU HIYA SHOOLA
Beholding You, well armed, with a Trident in your hand, the enemy’s heart aches with the sting of fear.

NAGARKOT MEIN TOUMHI VIRAJAT – TIHOUN LOK MEIN DANKA BAJAT
You also repose in the form of Devi at Nagarkot in Kangara. Thus all the three realms shudder in the might of your glory.

SHUMBH NISHUMBH DANUJ TOUM MARE – RAKTA BEEJ SHANKHANA SANGHARE
You slayed the demons like Shumbh & Nishumb and massacred the thousand forms of the dreaded Demon Raktabeej.

MAHISHASUR NRIP ATI ABHIMANI – JEHI AGH BHAR MAHI AKOULANI
When the earth was severely distressed bearing the load of the sins of the arrogant Mahishasur.

ROOP KARAL KALIKA DHARA – SEN SAHITA TOUM TIN SAMHARA
You assumed the dreadful form of Goddess Kali and massacred him along with his army.

PARI GARH SANTANA PAR JAB JAB – BHAYI SAHAY MATOU TOUM TAB TAB
Thus, whenever the noble saints were distressed, it is You Oh Mother, who came to their rescue.

AMARPURI ARU BASAV LOKA – TAB MAHIMA SAB RAHEY ASHOKA
All the realms including the Amarpuri (divine realm) remain sorrowless and happy by Your Grace. Oh Goddess!

JWALA MEIN HAI JYOTI TOUMHARI – TOUMHEIN SADA POOJEY NAR NARI
It is the symbol of Your glory that is burning brightly at Shree JwalaJi. All men and women ever worship You, Oh Mother!

PREM BHAKTI SE JO YASH GAVE – DUKH DARIDRA NIKAT NAHIN AVE
He who sings Your glory with devotion, love, and sincerity remains beyond the reach of grief and poverty.

DHYAVE TOUMHEIN JO NAR MAN LAYI – JANMA MARAN TAKO CHHOUTI JAYI
He who meditates upon Your form with concentration goes beyond the cycle of births and deaths.

JOGI SUR MUNI KAHAT POUKARI – JOG NA HO BINA SHAKTI TOUMHARI
All the yogis, gods and sages openly declare that without your favor one can’t establish communion with God.

SHANKARA ACHARAJ TAP ATI KEENHO – KAM KRODH JEET SAB LEENHO
Shankaracharya had performed once a special penance called Acharaj and by virtue of which he had subdued his anger and desire.

NISHIDIN DHYAN DHARO SHANKAR KO – KAHOU KAL NAHIN SOUMIRO TOUMKO
He ever worshipped Lord Shankar and never for a moment concentrated his mind on You.

SHAKTI ROOP KO MARAM NA PAYO – SHAKTI GAYI TAB MAN PACHITAYO
Since He did not realize your immense glory, all His powers waned and then He repented hitherto.

SHARNAGAT HOUYI KIRTI BAKHANI – JAY JAY JAY JAGADAMBA BHAVANI
Then He sought refuge in You, chanted Your glory: “victory, victory, victory to Thee, Oh Jagadamba Bhavani”.

BHAYI PRASANNA ADI JAGADAMBA – DAYI SHAKTI NAHIN KEEN VILAMBA
Then, Oh Primal Goddess Jagadamba, You were propitiated and in no time You bestowed Him with his lost powers.

MAUKON MATOU KASHTA ATI GHERO – TOUM BIN KAUN HAREY DUKH MERO
Oh Mother! Severe afflictions distress me and no one except Your Honored Self can provide relief please end my afflictions.

ASHA TRISHNA NIPAT SATAVEIN – MOHA MADADIK SAB BINSHAVEIN
Hopes and longings ever torture me. All sorts of passions and lust ever torment my heart.

SHATRU NASH KIJEY MAHARANI – SOUMIRON IKCHIT TOUMHEIN BHAVANI
Oh Goddess Bhavani! I meditate only upon You please kill my enemies, Oh Queen!

KARO KRIPA HEY MATOU DAYALA – RIDDHI SIDDHI DEY KARAHOU NIHALA
Oh Merciful Mother! Show me your favor and make me feel happy by bestowing me with all sorts of riches and powers.

JAB LAGI JIYOUN DAYA PHAL PAOUN – TOUMHRO YASH MEIN SADA SOUNAOUN
Oh Mother! May I be respectable of Your grace as long as I live, ever recounting the feats of Your Glory to all.

DURGA CHALISSA JO NAR GAVEY – SAB SOUKH BHOG PARAMPAD PAVEY
This way, whoever sings this Durga Chalisa shall ever enjoy all sorts of pleasures and shall attain the highest state in the end.

DEVIDAS SHARAN NIJ JANI – KARAHOUN KRIPA JAGADAMBA BHAVANI
Deeming Devidas to have sought Your shelter, Oh Bhavani, grant me Your favor.

Shri Mahakali Chalisa

JAYATI MAHAAKAALII JAYATI,
AADYA KAALII MAATA
JAI KARAALA VADANE JAYATI,
JAGATA MAATU VIKHYAATA

Victory to you, O Mahakali! Victory to you, O primordial source of all beings! Victory to you, O formidable-looking goddess, who are renowned as the mother of the world!

JAI JAI RUUPA PRACHANDIKAA,
MAHAAKAALIKAA DEVI
JAYATI JAYATI SHIVA-CHANDRIKAA,
SURA NARA MUNIJANA SEVI

Victory, all victory to you, O great goddess Mahakalika, of terrible and frightening aspect! Victory to you, O Moon on the locks of Shiva who are ever adored by gods, men, hermits and devotees.

JAYATI JAYATI RAKTAASANAA,
RAUDRAMUKHI RUDRAANII
ARI SHONITA KHAPPARA BHARANII,
KHADAGA DHAARINII SHUCHI PAANI

Victory, all victory to you. O consort of Rudra; you are fearsome to look at and prefer a drink of hot blood; you are described as having a sword in your hallowed hand and as one who fills her cranial bowl with the blood of her victims.

JAI JAI JAI MAIYAA SHRII KAALII
JAYATI KHADAGA KARA KHAPPARA VAALII
JAYATI MAHAAMAAYAA VIKARAALAA
RUDRA-SHAKTI KAALAHUN KO KAALAA

Glory, glory to you, O Kali, the bearer of a cranial bowl and a sword in your hands. Victory to you, O terrible Delusion, the might of Rudra and the very death of Death.

MAAN MADHU KAITABHA KE VADHA HETU
PRAGATI SHRII HARI KE TANA SE TUU
SHYAAMALA GAATA MAATA TAVA SOHATA
RAVI SAMA CAVI LAKHI CHAVIPATI MOHATA

O Mother, it is for the slaughter of the demons Madhu and Kaitabha that you appeared from the body of Hari. O Mother, your dark form radiant as the sun looks so splendidly winsome that the god of beauty himself cannot but succumb to its charm.

DASHA MUKHA TIISA NETRA MANA BHAAVANA
BHAALA BAALA SHASHI MUKUTA SUHAAVANA
KO CHAVI VARANI SAKAI MAAN TERII
SHYAAMA KESHA JANU GHATAA SUGHERII

You are ten-faced with thirty attractive eyes, the crescent moon and a lovely coronet on your head. O Divine mother; who can describe your comeliness and your dark hair like massed clouds?

URA ARI MUNDAMAALA CHAVI CHAAJATA
ASTRA SHASTRA DASHA HASTA VIRAAJATA
KHAPPARA KHADAGA TRISHUULA KUTHAARII
GADAA CHAKRA DHANU SHANKHA SUDHAARII

The beauty of the wreath made of your victims’ skulls looks splendid as do the weapons and missiles in all your ten hands. You carry a cranial bowl, a sword, a three-pronged trident, an axe, a club, a disc, a bow and a conch, all in their proper places.

ARI KARA KATANA GHAANGARAA RAAJAI
ANGA-ANGA SHUCHI BHUUSANA SAAJAI
RANJITA RAKTA DASA CHARANA KARAALAA
JIHI VISHAALA RUUPA VIKARAALAA

The beautiful skirt made of the severed arms of your enemies looks so becoming like the sacred ornaments adorning every part of your body. Your ten dread feet are all smeared with blood and your long tongue sticks out, rendering your appearance frightening.

JABAHIN ATTAHAASA MAA KARATII
KAAMPATA THARA-THARA THARA-THARA DHARATII
AADI SHAKTI DHANI JAGA DHAATRII
MAHAA PRALAYA KII ADHISHTHAATRII

When, O Mother, you laugh aloud, the earth shivers (like one suffering from shaking chills). Blessed are you, O Primordial Energy and foster-mother of the world, you are the presiding deity of Doom (who causes universal destruction).

MAAN TAVA PRAGATA SHRII SHANKARA
RASANAA BAAHARA VADANA BHAYANKARA
DHANI DHANI KALAKATTE KII KAALII
SAHASABHUJI SHRII SHIVAPURA VAALII

O Mother Kali! It is your divine feet that made Shiva’s appearance possible in the world; you have long protruding tongue and a frightening look. Blessed, all blessed are you O Mother Kali of Calcutta, who are thousand-armed and who have your abode in Shivapura.

TUUHII KAALII SIYA DASHAMUKHA NAASHYO
SHRII RAGHUPATI PADA VIJAYA VILAASO
JAGA SUKHA SHAANTI HETU KALYAANAA
KARIIN RUUPA DHAARANA VIDHI NAANAA

O Kali, as Sita you were instrumental in bringing about Ravana’s destruction and Raghupati’s victory which, appearing became amorous of the Lord’s feet. You assumed manifold forms for the well being peace and happiness of the world.

TUU HII SHRII KRISHNA RUUPA KII KAALII
CHANDRAHAASA MURALII KARA VAALII
CHATURBHUJII TAU ASTABHUJII DHAARII
KAHUN DASHABHUJA ASHTAADASHAKARII

You manifested yourself in the form of Krishna and let your sword be mysteriously transformed into a flute in his hand. Sometimes you take on the form of Vishnu with his four arms, at other times of one (Durga, for example) having eight arms, at still other one having ten or eighteen arms.

KAHUN BATIISA CHAUSATHA BHUJA DHAARATA
KAHUN SAHASRA BHUJA KARI ARI MAARATA
TUU HARI SHAKTI ARDHA VAALII
TIIKSHANADANTA RASANAA RISI VAALII

You sometimes appear with thirty-two arms, at other times with just the double this number, and at still others you multiply your arms into a thousand in order to slay your enemies. You are the very power of Hari invoked with prayer at midnight; you have long sharp fangs and a protruding tongue showing your blood-thirsty and fearsome nature.

RAKTACHANDIKAA KHADAGA DHAARINII
RUDRA CHANDRIKAA KHALA SANHAARINII
SHRII SATASHRINGII AADYA KAALII
KAALII KHOHA NIVAASINI VAALII

You are furious combatant with a sword in your hand (you are usually shown on the battlefield or in a cremation ground where you sit on a corpse surrounded by jackals and goblins); you are at once soothing like the moon and fearsome like Rudra and the slayer of the wicked. You are a sublime as a hundred-peaked mountain and a primordial deity of black or dark complexion. You dwell amongst dark, untrodden caverns.

AADI MAATU TUUHII NARA SHIRAMAALII
TUMHIIN KANSA HANANII VAITAALII
TUMHIIN BHADRAKAALII KAILAASHII
SADAA KHALANA KE RAKTA MKII PYAASII

You are the original mother (of all beings) and at the dame time a dread deity with human heads for your garland; you are the very slayer of Kansa and subduer of ghosts and goblins; you are yourself Bhadrakali, a dweller on Kailasha and one who thirsts for the blood of the wicked.

KHACHA-KHACHA-KHACHA SHIRA KATI SHATRU KARA
BHARA-BHARA-BHARA SHONITA KHAPPARA BHARA
DALA-DALA-DALA DAANAVA BHAKSHANA KARA
CHALA-CHALA CHALA-CHALA RAKTA KHALANA KARA

Again and again you strike off the heads of your enemies (with your lashing sword) and fill your cranial bowl with blood (oozing from corpses). You gorge yourself on the demon host one after another and rushing on and on shed their wicked blood.

GANI-GANI-GANI ARI KARAHU NIPAATAA
DHANI-DHANI-DHANI SHRII KAALII MAATAA
YAHI ARADAASA DAASA KAHAN MAAII
PUURAHU AASA TU HOU SAHAAII

Blessed, blessed, blessed are you, O Mother Kali, who cause your enemies to lick the dust one after another. I entreat you, O mother, to fulfil your votary’s expectations and grant me your favour.

PARYO GAADHA SANKATA ABA BHAARII
KEHI KAA MAIYAA AAJA PUKAARII
CHARI CHORA LAAGYO MAGA MOHII
KARANA CHAHATA RAGHUPATI KO DROHII

I am in a perilous predicament O Mother, and know not whom to call for help. I am being pursued on the rough roads of life by four robbers who are bent upon turning me against the Lord of the house of Raghu Rama.

HAI YEHII SHATRUNA KAA BHUUPAA
KAAMA KRODHA MOHA LOBHA SARUUPAA
INHIIN DEHUN YADI ANTA PACHAARII
TABAHIN MILAHIN BHAGAVANTA MURARII

These are my prime enemies, the sovereign lords of all the deadly evils; lust, anger, infatuation and avarice. If you overthrow them (and abandon me not to my troubles), I would be blessed with devotion to the enemy of Mura, namely, Lord Krishna.

DUUJO EKA ARJA YAHA MAATAA
TODAHU SAPADI KHALANA KE TAANTAA
JETE DUSHTA MAHAA APARAADHII
BADAKARMII PAAMARA BAKA VYAADHII

I also urge you, Mother, to put an end to the unending string of the wicked (bent on vexing me) immediately. All those wicked souls, who are confirmed sinners, evil-doers, mean and suffer from idle volubility and vain chattering:

JO NITA BINU APARAADHA SATAAVATA
DHARMA KARMA SHUBHA HO NA PAAVATA
TINHIN MAATU TUU CHAKI JAA HAALII
BACHANA PUTRA KII HOYA NA KHAALII

Those who cause vexation without being provoked and who render all religious observances and propitious activities fruitless, you pick up, O Mother and slaughter them without delay; let not this prayer of your son go in vain.

PUNI BANI AINDRII AAVAHU MAATAA
ADBHUTA SHAKTI DIKHAAVAHU MAATAA
JHATAPATA LEHU KHALAHIN SANHAARI
MORI MAATU JANI KARAHU ABAARII

I entreat you, O Mother, to reveal yourself as the power of Indra (or as Indrani or as Durga) and display your wondrous might. Slay the villains promptly without further delay.

BHARAHU SHANTI SUKHA DHANA JANA DHAAMAA
ATI ANANDA HOII YAHA GRAAMAA
PUNI PUNI VINAVAHI SUNDARADAASAA
MAIYAA PUURA KARAHU ABHILAASHAA

Fill the homes of your devotees with peace, happiness and prosperity so that this countryside becomes a seat of growing exultation and felicity. Sundardasa bows to you again and again, O Mother, and supplicates you to fulfill his expectations.

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