Shanti Mantra - om bhadraṁ karṇebhiḥ śṛṇuyāma devāḥ (MP3)
Om, May we Hear with our Ears what is Auspicious, O Devas, May we See with our Eyes what is Auspicious, O Yajatraa.
May we Live with Contentment with Strong Body and Limbs, May we Praise the God and sing His Glories during our Lifespan Allotted to us by the Devas.
May Lord Indra of Great Fame increase our Well-Being and Prosperity, May Lord Pusha, who is All-Knowing, bless us with Well-Being and Prosperity, May Lord Taakssarya (Garuda), who is the Protector, bless us with Well-Being and Prosperity, May Lord Brihaspati also Bless us with Well-Being and Prosperity. Om Peace, Peace, Peace.
Suggested Prayers before Meal
anna poorne sadha poorne (MP3)
O Annapurna, Who art ever full, the beloved life-force – grant me alms that I be firmly established in Knowledge and Renunciation.
brahmārpaṇaṁ brahma havir brahmāgnau brahmaṇā hutam /
The whole creation being the gross projection of Brahman,
Namasthesthu Mahamaye Sreepeethe Surapoojithe Sankha Chakra Gada Hasthe Maha Lakshmi Namosthuthe
Meaning:I offer my worship to Maha Lakshmi, who symbolizes the great illusion and who is worshipped by all Devas. I worhip Maha Lakshmi who resides in Sri Peetam and who carries Sanku(Conch), Chakram(Disk) and Gadha(Club) in her hand.
Namasthe Garudaroodhe Kolasura Bhayankari Sarva Papa Hare Devi Maha Lakshmi Namosthuthe
Meaning:I offer worship to the one who has Garuda bird as her vehicle and who was feared by even Demon "Kola". I worship Maha Lakshmi who destroys all sadness.
Sarvagne Sarva Varade Sarva Dushta Bhayankari, Sarva Duhkha Hare Devi Maha Lakshmi Namosthute
Meaning:I offer worship to the one who is all knowing, giver of all boons, remover of all dangerous enemies. I worship Maha Lakshmi who is remover of all afflictions.
Siddhi Buddhi Pradhe Devi Bhukthi Mukthi Pradayini Manthra Moorthe Sada Devi Maha Lakshmi Namosthuthe
Meaning:Maha Lakshmi confers great powers, desires, good intellect, enjoyment and Liberation (heaven). I worship Maha Lakshmi who is the personification of all mantras and who is ever shining and radiant.
Adyantharahithe Devi Adi Sakthi Mahesvari Yogaje yoga Sambhoothe Maha Lakshmi Namosthuthe
Meaning:Maha Lakshmi is the one who is without beginning or end. She is the primordial energy and Maheswari. I worship Maha Lakshmi who was created out of yoga and who sustains yoga sakthi.
Sthoola Sookshma Maharowdhre Mahasakthi Mahodhare Maha Pape Hare Devi Maha Lakshmi Namosthuthe
Meaning:Maha Lakshmi represents both the gross and the subtle manifestations of life. She is very scary to the bad. She is the great energy. I worship Maha Lakshmi who destroys the greatest sins.
Padmaasana Sthithe Devi Para Bramha Swaroopini Paramesi Jaganmathar Maha Lakshmi Namosthuthe
Meaning:Maha Lakshmi who has lotus as her seat symbolizes the ultimate reality. I worship Maha Lakshmi who is Parameswari and the mother of the universe.
Svethambharadhare Devi Nanalankara Booshithe Jagat Stithe Jaganmathar Maha Lakshmi Namosthuthe
Meaning:Wearing white clothes Devi Maha Lakshmi is adorned completely with jewels. I worship Maha Lakshmi who is the omnipresent Devine Mother.
Maha Lakshmi Ashtakam Stotram
Ya: patheth Bhakthiman Naraha
Sarva Siddhi Mavapnothi Rajyam Prapnothi Sarvadha
Yeka Kalam Pathem Nithyam Maha Papa Vinasanam
Dwi Kalam Ya: Pathen Nithyam
Dhana Dhanya Samanvithaha
Thri kalam Ya:Pathen Nithyam
Maha Shathru Vinasanam
Maha Lakshmir Baven Nithyam
Prasanna Varadha Subha
Benefits of Chanting this Sloka: The one who chants the above sloka with devotion will get all desires fulfilled and will inherit great land. Chanting this sloka once daily destros all sins. Chanting this sloka twice daily will bring the devotee wealth and grains. Chanting this sloka three times a day will help destroy powerful enemies. It will always enable to obtain the direct, auspicious grace of Maha Lakshmi.
1. मनोबुद्धयहंकार चित्तानि नाहं, न च श्रोत्रजिव्हे न च घ्राणनेत्रे । न च व्योम भूमिर्न तेजो न वायुः, चिदानन्दरूपः शिवोऽहम् शिवोऽहम्।
Manobuddhyahaṃkāra chittāni nāhaṃna cha śrotrajihve na cha ghrāṇanetrena cha vyoma
bhūmir na tejo na vāyuḥchidānandarūpaḥ śivo'ham śivo'ham.
(I am not the mind, Intelligence, sense of 'I' (aham karta iti ahamkara), anthakarna (Conditioned consciousness). I am not the sense organs (ears, tongue, nose, eyes and skin). I am not the pancha bhutas (five elements viz., sky or ether, earth, light or fire, the wind and the water). I am "Shiva" (SatChitAnanda) beyond all these.)
2. न च प्राणसंज्ञो न वै पंचवायुः, न वा सप्तधातुः न वा पञ्चकोशः । न वाक्पाणिपादं न चोपस्थपायु, चिदानन्दरूपः शिवोऽहम् शिवोऽहम्।
Na ca praṇasajño na vai paṃcavāyuḥ na vā saptadhātur na vā paṃcakośaḥ na vākpāṇipādaṃ na copasthapāyu
cidānandarūpaḥ śivo'ham śivo'ham.
(I am neither the vital energy nor pancha vayu (vital airs viz., prana, vyana, apana, samana, udana) I am not the saptha dhatu (seven essential elements viz., Rasa=lymph, Rakta=blood, Mamsa=Muscles, Medha=Fat, Asthi=bone, Majja=Marrow, Shukra=Semen). I am not the Panchakosha (five sheaths covering the true self Viz., Annamaya=Gross body, Pranamaya=Vital energy, Manomaya=Mind sheath, Vijnanamaya=Intellect, Anandamaya=Bliss sheath).I am not the Karmendriyas (Motor organs viz., speech, hands, legs, organs of procreation and the elimination). I am “Shiva" (SatChitAnanda) beyond all these.)
3. न मे द्वेषरागौ न मे लोभमोहौ, मदो नैव मे नैव मात्सर्यभावः । न धर्मो न चार्थो न कामो न मोक्षः, चिदानन्दरूपः शिवोऽहम् शिवोऽहम्।
Na me dveşarāgau na me lobhamohau mado naiva me naiva mātsaryabhāvaḥ na dharmo na cārtho na kāmo na mokşaḥ cidānandarūpaḥ śivo'ham śivo'ham.
(I have no hatred or dislike, neither greed nor liking, no delusion. I have no pride or haughtiness, nor jealousy. I am beyond four purusharthas (human goals viz., Dharma=righteousness, Artha= Prosperity, Kama=Desire, Moksha=Liberation). I am "Shiva" (SatChitAnanda) beyond all these).
4. न पुण्यं न पापं न सौख्यं न दुःखं, न मन्त्रो न तीर्थो न वेदा न यज्ञ । अहं भोजनं नैव भोज्यं न भोक्ता, चिदानन्दरूपः शिवोऽहम् शिवोऽहम्।
Na puṇyaṃ na pāpaṃ na saukhyaṃ na dukhyaṃ na mantro na tīrthaṃ na vedā na yajña
ahaṃ bhojanaṃ naiva bhojyaṃ na bhoktā cidānandarūpaḥ śivo'ham śivo'ham.
(I am beyond virtue, vice, pleasure, pain, mantras (sacred chants), pilgrimages, scriptures (Vedas) and rituals or sacrifices (yajnas). I am neither the enjoyed nor the enjoyer, nor enjoyment. I am "Shiva" (SatChitAnanda) beyond all these).
5. न मे मृत्युशंका न मे जातिभेदः, पिता नैव मे नैव माता न जन्मः । न बन्धुर्न मित्रं गुरूर्नैव शिष्यः, चिदानन्दरूपः शिवोऽहम् शिवोऽहम्।
Na me mṛtyuśaṃkā na me jātibhedaḥ pitā naiva me naiva mātā na janmaḥ
na bandhur na mitraṃ gurunaiva śişyaḥ cidānandarūpaḥ śivo'ham śivo'ham.
(I have no fear of death, nor do I have death. I have no doubt and discrimination. I have no father or mother, I have no birth. I have no relatives, nor friend, nor the guru, nor the disciple. I am "Shiva" (SatChitAnanda) beyond all these).
6. अहं निर्विकल्पो निराकार रूपो, विभुत्वाच सर्वत्र सर्वेन्द्रियाणाम् । न चासङत नैव मुक्तिर्न मेयः, चिदानन्दरूपः शिवोऽहम् शिवोऽहम्।
Ahaṃ nirvikalpo nirākāra rūpo vibhutvāca sarvatra sarveṃdriyāṇaṃ na cāsangata naiva muktir na meyaḥ
cidānandarūpaḥ śivo'ham śivo'ham.
(I am all pervasive, and without any form, pervade all senses and world. I have neither attachment to the world, nor to the liberation (mukti). I am "Shiva” (SatChitAnanda) beyond all these).