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INDIA: महा मृत्युंजय

ॐ त्र्यम्बकं यजामहे सुगंधिम पुष्टि वर्धनम
उर्वारुकमिव बन्धनं मृत्योर मुक्षीय मा अमृतात

ॐ = Almighty God
त्र्यम्बकं = three-eyed
यजामहे = We worship, adore, honor, revere
सुगंधिम = sweet fragrance
पुष्टि = A well-nourished condition, thriving, prosperous, full, and complete
वर्धनम = One who nourishes, strengthens, causes to increase (in health, wealth, well-being); who gladdens, exhilarates, and restores health; a good gardener
उर्वारुकम = disease, attachment, obstacles in life, and resulting depression
इवा = Like, just as
बन्धनं = Stem (of the gourd); but more generally, unhealthy attachment
मृत्योर = From death
मुक्षीय = Free us, liberate us
मा = not
अमृतात = Immortality, emancipation

The great mantra dedicated to Shiva as Mrityunjaya is found in the Rig Veda. It is called the Maha Mrityunjaya mantra, the Great Death-Conquering mantra. It is a mantra that has many names and forms. It is called the Rudra mantra, referring to the furious aspect of Shiva; the Tryambakam mantra, alluding to Shiva’s three eyes; and its is sometimes known as the Mrita-Sanjivini mantra because it is a component of the “life-restoring” practice given to the primordial sage Shukra after he had completed an exhausting period of austerity. The Maha Mrityunjaya mantra is hailed by the sages as the heart of the Veda. Along with the Gayatri mantra it holds the highest place among the many mantras used for contemplation and meditation

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Written by curious

July 4, 2010 at 12:05 pm

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INDIA: ॐ पूर्णमदः पूर्नामदिम

ॐ पूर्णमदः पूर्णमिदम
पूर्णात पूर्णमुदा च्यते
पूर्णस्य पूर्णम: दाया
पूर्णमे वावा शिष्यते
ॐ शांति: शांति: शांति:

Written by curious

July 4, 2010 at 11:54 am

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INDIA: ॐ सह न ववतु (शांति मंत्र)

ॐ सह ना ववतु सह नौ भुनक्तु सह वीर्यं करवावहै ।
तेजस्वि नावधीतमस्तु मा विद्विषावहै ॥
ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः ॥

May the Lord protect us together.
May He nourish us together.
May we work together uniting our strength for the good of humanity.
May our learning be luminous and purposeful. May we never hate one another.
May there be peace, peace and perfect peace.

Written by curious

July 4, 2010 at 11:48 am

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INDIA: श्री वक्रतुंड महाकाय

श्री वक्रतुंड महाकाय कोटि सूर्य समप्रभा
निर्विघ्नं कुरुमेदेव: शुभ कर्वेशु सर्वदा

O lord with the twisted trunk, with the effulgence of a billion suns, always remove the obstacles when I am on an auspicious undertaking.”

Written by curious

July 4, 2010 at 11:33 am

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INDIA: कर्मण्ये वाधिकारस्ते

कर्मण्ये वाधिकारस्ते मा फलेषु कदाचन
मा कर्म फल हेतुर्भु:, मा ते संगोत्स्व कर्मणि

You have a right to “Karma” (actions) but never to any Fruits thereof. You should never
be motivated by the results of your actions, nor should there be any attachment in not
doing your prescribed activities.

Written by curious

June 2, 2010 at 11:43 am

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INDIA: ॐ सह ना ववतु

ॐ सह ना ववतु, सह नौ भुनक्तु
सह वीर्यं करवा वहई
तेजस्वी ना वधीतमस्तु
मा विद विषा वहई
ॐ शान्ति शांति शांति

May the Lord protect us together
May He nourish us together
May we work together uniting our strength for the good of the humanity
May our learning be luminous & purposeful
May we never hate one another
May there be Peace Peace Peace

Written by curious

June 2, 2010 at 11:41 am

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INDIA: गुरुर ब्रह्मा गुरुर विष्णु

गुरुर ब्रह्मा, गुरुर विष्णु, गुरुर देवो महेश्वरा
गुरुर साक्षात परम ब्रह्मा, तस्मै श्री गुरुवे नमः

Guru is none other than the Creator, Lord Brahma;
Guru is none other than Lord Vishnu, the Preserver
Guru is Maheshwara, the Destroyer
He is the Supreme Braham Himself
To such Guru I offer my salutations.

Written by curious

June 2, 2010 at 11:36 am

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