Thursday, July 30, 2015

Daily prayer time table for the busy persons.

Daily  prayer  time table   for  the  busy persons.

Compiled  by
P.R.Ramachander

     In this modern age  only  old people  and  unemployed  ladies   have got  time to pray ,But prayer   with faith   works wonders in the life  of  persons. It is essential for all other  people  to find time to pray everyday  and also chant such prayers and  chant   only  the right   stotras every day . As one who knows astrology, I know that  praying   the planet  associated with the day  and God associated with planet  would be greatly beneficial  . So I have selected   for each  day  , prayers starting  with  “Shuklambaradaram …”  followed by prayers   addressed to the planet of the day  and God  associated with the planet   ending with a singing of the  Mangalam(Song of auspiciousness).The maximum number  of Slokas ,  one has to  recite a day   is  about 7  and their  chanting  can be completed  in five minutes. I feel recitation of the prayers of this type   for   all the days  of the week would be greatly beneficial.   I request  each of you can  make a collection  of their own  collection  similar to this  and spend  five minutes   of their time   to  pray  and get  blessed  by God   for the entire day.
     Once again  I want to tell that   this is a sample  selection by me    and each of   you who do not have  much time to pray  , may make  their own collection   and use it for  prayer.


1.Sunday
       Surya is the  Vedic God associated   with  Sunday. He was the son  of  Sage Kashyapa   and perhaps the  first great
post-Vedic prayer on any God was  about him and occurs  in Valmiki’s  Ramayana which is the Adhi Grantha.So the prayer  on the Sunday  would be  to the Sun God himself.

1. Shuklam Baradaram Vishnum, Sasi Varnam Chatur Bhujam,
Prasanna Vadanan Dyayet, Sarva Vignoba Sandaye     
                           
 Dressed in white you are,
Oh, all pervading one,
And glowing with the colour of moon.
With four arms, you are, the all knowing one
 I meditate on your ever-smiling face,
 And pray, “ Remove all obstacles on my way”.

2.Pratha smarami Khalu thath savithur varenyam,
Roopam hi mandala mruchodha  thanur yajjomshi,
Samaani yasya kirana  prabhavadhi hethum,
Brahmaa harathma kamalakshya machinthya roopam.                 

I meditate in the morning,  upon the greatly exalted form of Sun God,
Whose plane is Rig Veda, whose body is Yajur Veda,
Whose rays are Sama Veda , who is the source of light,
And whose unimaginable form does the work of holy trinity

3..Japaa Kusumasankasham Kasyapeyam Maha Dhyuthim
Tamognam  Sarvapaapghnam Pranatosmi Divakaram

My salutations to the Sun,
Who is like the flower of meditation,
Who belongs to the clan of Kashyapa,
Who is of greatest brilliance,
Who is the destroyer of darkness,
And who is the destroyer of all sins.

4.Adhi deva Namasthubhyam,,
Praseeda mama Bhaskara,
Divakara namasthubhyam,
Prabha kara Namosthu they.                                                               

Salutations to the primeval God,
Please be kind to me , he who creates the morn.
Salutations to you  the creator of day,
Salutations to you the creator of light.

5.Kale varshathu parjanya,
Prauthwee sasya shalini,
Deso yam kshobha rahitha,
SAjjana santhu nirbhaya.

Let the monsoon be timely and plentiful,
Let  earth  be covered with vegetation,
Let the country live without problems,
And let good people never have fear.

2.Monday
        The planet associated   with Monday  is moon and God associated   with moon is Lord Shiva . Lord Moon came out  of  ocean of milk   when it was  churned   for getting nectar  .He married   all the  27   stars   who were daughters of Daksha .

1. Shuklam Baradaram Vishnum, Sasi Varnam Chatur Bhujam,
Prasanna Vadanan Dyayet, Sarva Vignoba Sandaye                                

Dressed in white you are,
Oh, all pervading one,
And glowing with the colour of moon.
With four arms, you are, the all knowing one
 I meditate on your ever-smiling face,
 And pray, “ Remove all obstacles on my way”.

2.Samam , chathurbhujam vande, keyura makutojjwalam,
Vasudevasya nayanam, Shankarasya cha bhooshanam.                                    

I salute the four armed Moon god who is calm,
Who shines in a gem studded great crown,
Who is the eye of Lord Vishnu,
And the ornament of Lord Shiva.

3,Sri Neelakanda girijesa suresa shambo,
Sri Parvatheesa karunamaya deena bandho,
Kailasa nadha bhuvanesa Jagan nivasa,
Sri Viswanadha thava Bhasura Suprabatham.                                  

Oh God with blue neck, oh Lord of Parvathi, Oh Lord of Devas,
Oh consort of Parvathi, Oh storehouse of mercy, Oh friend of the oppressed,
Oh Lord of the Kailasa mountain, Oh Lord of Universe, Oh resident of universe,
A lustrous good morning to you, Oh my Lord of the universe.

4.Krupa samaudram, sumukham, trinethram,
Jadadaharam, Parvathi vama bhagam,
Sada shivam, rudramanantha roopam,
Chidambaresam hrudhi bhavayami.         

I meditate on that Lord of Chidambaram,
Who is the ocean of mercy,
Who has a pleasant mien,
Who has three eyes,
Who has matted locks,
Who keeps Parvathy on his left side,
Who is ever peaceful,
And who is limitless and angry.

5.Brahma Murari Sura architha Lingam,
Nirmala bashitha Shobitha  Lingam,
Janmaja dukha vinasaka lingam.
That pranamami sada shiva lingam.

 I bow before that Lingam, which is the eternal Shiva,
Which is worshipped by Brahma, Vishnu and other Devas,
Which is pure and resplendent,
And which destroys sorrows of birth.

6.Bhavvaya Chandra choodaya ,
Nirgunaya gunathmane,
Kalakalaya rudhraya
Neelagreevaya Mangalam,                                    

Mangalam to him who has a blue neck,
Who makes things happen,
Who wears the crescent of moon,
Who is without properties,
Who is the soul of good conduct,
Who is the death to god of death,
And who has a very angry form.

3.Tuesday

     The God associated  with Tuesday   is planet Mars  , also called as Kuja  , Chevvai or Mangal. The God  associated is  Lord Subrahmanya . He is the son of Goddess  earth.  The planet  Rahu   is also associated  with Tuesday. Rahu is the head    of the son of Simhika  , who was  cut in to two pieces  by Lord Vishnu.The  following  is the prayers for Tuesday.

1. Shuklam Baradaram Vishnum, Sasi Varnam Chatur Bhujam,
Prasanna Vadanan Dyayet, Sarva Vignoba Sandaye                                

Dressed in white you are,
Oh, all pervading one,
And glowing with the colour of moon.
With four arms, you are, the all knowing one
 I meditate on your ever-smiling face,
 And pray, “ Remove all obstacles on my way”.

2.Angaraka shakthidaro lohithango darasutha,
Kumaro mangalo bhoumo maha kayo dana pradha.                            

He who is like an ember, who holds a shakthi,
He who has red limbs, He who is the son of earth,
He who is young, he who does good,
He who has a gross body, He who gives wealth,

3.Rahur dhanavamanthri cha simhika chitha nandana,
Ardha kaya, sada krodhi, chandradhithya vimardhana.                       

Rahu, Minister of  Rakshasa, one who makes Simhika happy,
Half bodied one, one who is always angry,
Tormentor  who troubles Sun and Moon.

 4,Omkara Nagarastham Tham Nigamandha vaneshwaram,
Nithyamekam Shivam santham vande guham umasutham                             

Salutations to Guha the son of Uma,
Who lives in the sound Om,
Who owns the forest of Vedantha,
Who is forever stable,
Who is peaceful
And who is peace himself.

5.Shadananam, chandana lepithangam,
Mahorasam, divya mayoora vahanam,
Rudrasya soonum, sura loka nadam,
Brahmanya devam, saranam prapadye.   

I seek refuge with the god, who is Brahman,
Who has six faces,
Who applies sandal paste,
All over his body.
Who is the great essence,
Who rides on a peacock,
Who is the son of Lord Shiva,
And who is the lord of the heaven.

6.Omkararoopa. Saranasraya , sarva soono,
Singara vela, sakaleswara , deenabhandho,
Santhapa nasana, Sanathana , shakthi hastha,
Sri Karthikeya , mama dehi karavalambam.                     

Please give me a helping hand , Oh Lord Karthikeya,
Who is the form of Om , Who offers protection to the seekers,
Who is the son of Lord Shiva, Who is pretty and holds the spear,
Who is God for all, Who is the friend of all the oppressed,
Who destroys sorrow , Who is perennial and who holds the Shakthi

7.BHathabheeshta   pradhayasthu  , bhava  Roga vinasine ,
Bhavani priya puthraya , Ranadheeraya mangalam

Auspeciousness to him who fulfills the wishes of his devotees,
Who cures  the disease  of Samsara,
Who is the son of Goddess Bhavani  and a great hero  in war.

3.Wednesday
    The planet associated   with  Wednesday is the Planet  Budha , who is the son of Mon God and Tara   the wife  of Lord Guru  and the God associated  is  Lord Vishnu  in his several forms.

1. Shuklam Baradaram Vishnum, Sasi Varnam Chatur Bhujam,
Prasanna Vadanan Dyayet, Sarva Vignoba Sandaye                                

Dressed in white you are,
Oh, all pervading one,
And glowing with the colour of moon.
With four arms, you are, the all knowing one
 I meditate on your ever-smiling face,
 And pray, “ Remove all obstacles on my way”.

2.Kowsalya supraja Rama poorva sandhya pravarthathe
Uthishta narasardoola karthavyam daivamahnikam (Twice)

Oh, Darling son of Kaushalya,
The early dawn has broken,
Oh the lion among men,
Be pleased to open your eyes.
And perform the rites of the morn

3.Srimat payonidhi nikethana chakra pane,
Bhogeendra Bhoga mani rajitha punya moorthe,
Yogeesa saswatha saranya Bhabdhi potha,
Lakshmi Nrsimha Mama Dehi Karavalambam.                 

Oh Great God Lakshmi Nrsimha,
Who lives in the ocean of milk,
Who holds the holy wheel as weapon,
Who wears the gems  of the head,
Of Adhisesha as ornaments,
Who has the form of good and holy deeds,
Who is the permanent protection of sages,
And who is the boat which helps us cross,
This ocean of misery called life,
Please give me the protection of your hands.

4.Sugreeva mithram, paramam Pavithram,
Sita kalathram, nava megha gathram,
Karunya pathram, sathapathra nethram,
Sriramachandram sathatham namami.                            

I constantly salute that Lord Ramachandra,
Who is the friend of Sugreeva,
Who is absolutely holy,
Who is the consort of Sita,
Who is of the colour of the new clouds,
Who is the storehouse of mercy,
And who has eyes like the lotus leaf.

5..Radhesam Radhika prana vallabham, vallavee sutham,
Radha sevitha padabjam , Radha vaksha sthala sthiham.                                          
Radhanugam Radhikesam Radhanuka manasam,
Radhadharam bhavadharam  sarvadharam namami tham.                                       

I salute him who is the basis of everything,
Who is the Lord of Radha,
Who is the king of the soul of Radha,
Who is the son of Yasodha,
Whose feet is served by Radha,
Who resides in the breast of Radha,
Who accompanies Radha,
Who is the God of Radha,
Whose mind is attracted by Radha,
Who takes care of Radha,
And who takes care of the burden of our life.

6.Mangalam Yadavendraya, mahaneeya gunabhdhaye,
Vasudeva thanujaya, vaasudevaya mangalam.                  

Mangalam to the chief of cowherds,
Who is the great sea of all that is good,
Mangalam to the Vaasudeva,
Who is the son of Vasudeva.

5.Thursday
      The planet associated   with  is Guru and he  also  is called  Brahaspathi. He is the  teacher  of  Devas..The Gods associated   with Jupiter are  Dakshinamurthy  , Dathathreya   and Lord Guruvayurappan.

1. Shuklam Baradaram Vishnum, Sasi Varnam Chatur Bhujam,
Prasanna Vadanan Dyayet, Sarva Vignoba Sandaye                                

Dressed in white you are,
Oh, all pervading one,
And glowing with the colour of moon.
With four arms, you are, the all knowing one
 I meditate on your ever-smiling face,
 And pray, “ Remove all obstacles on my way”.

2.Gurur brahaspathir jeeva suracharyo vidham vara,
Vageeso dhishino deerga samasru peethambaro yuva.                    

Teacher, lord of prayer of beings, Teacher of demi gods,
Greatest among the mighty , lord of words ,preceptor,
One having a long beard, he who is young and wears yellow silk.

3.Uthishta Krishna Guruvayupuresa Soure,
Uthishta deva vasudeva supunya murthe,
Uthishta Madhava Janardhana Radhikesa,
Trilokyamethathakhilam kuru Mangaladyam.                 

Wake up oh Lord Krishna, Lord of Guruvayur and Lord Souri*,
Wake up oh God, who is personification of the good deeds of Vasudeva,
Wake up oh Madhava, oh Janardhana and oh Lord of Radha,
And please grant good fortune to all the places of the three worlds.
                                     *Krishna

4.Gurave Sarva Lokanam , bhishaje bhava roginam,
Nidhaye sarva vIdhyanam, Sri Dakshinamurthaye nama

Salutations to God Dakshinamurthy, who is the Guru of the entire world,
Who is the doctor to disease birth-death cycle and a treasure house of all knowledge.

5.Jatadharam, Pandurangam,
Soolahastham Krupanidhim,
Sarvaroga haram devam,
Dathathreyamaham bhaje.                                                               

My salutations to Dathathreya,
Who is with matted hair ,
Who is Lord Vishnu,
Who holds soola in his hand,
Who is store house of mercy,
And who is the panacea for all illness.

6.Maru mandhira vasa , mangalya moorthe,
Jagannadha , Govinda Vishno , Murare,
Bhavad bhakthi randha sphuranthi naraanaam,
Paramananda peeyusha yusham dadadhaathi.                              

Oh Lord who lives in Guruvayur  who is personification of good events,
Oh Lord of the universe , Oh Govinda , Oh Vishnu , Oh killer of Mura,
That man whose mind is completely filled with your devotion,

7.Mangalam mangala kantha  thava vaksha sthala sthitha,
Mangalam prarthayamanasya karothu mama mangalam.

All good to him who is the consort of Lakshmi who is on  his chest,
Since I am praying for auspiciousness, please do good to me.

6.Friday

      The Planet   associated   with  Friday  is  Lord Shukra ,He is also referred to as Brugu   as well as  Kavi. The  God associated   with this planet  is  all forms of the Goddesses.

1.Shuklam Baradaram Vishnum, Sasi Varnam Chatur Bhujam,
Prasanna Vadanan Dyayet, Sarva Vignoba Sandaye                                

Dressed in white you are,
Oh, all pervading one,
And glowing with the colour of moon.
With four arms, you are, the all knowing one
 I meditate on your ever-smiling face,
 And pray, “ Remove all obstacles on my way”.

2.Shukra, kavya. Shukraretha, shuklambara dara, sudhee,
Himabha  kundha dawala, shubramsu, Shukla bhooshana.                       

Shukra, He who is poetic, He who is virile like fire,
He who wears white silks, He who does good acts,
He who is like ice, he who is as white as Jasmine flowers,
He who is very neat and he who decorates himself in white.

3.Jagadavana vidhau tvam jaaga ruukaa bhavaani
Tava tu janani nidraam aatmavat kalpayitvaa,
Prati divasam aham tvam bodhayaami prabhaate
Tvayi kritam aparaadham sarvametam kshamasva  

For protecting the world, you are always on your toes, Bhavani,
And you, mother do sleep more by imagination,
And daily I am waking you up in the morning,
And please pardon me for this error that I commit

4.Udyath bhanu sahasra koti sadrusam, Keyura harojjwalam,
Bimboshtim smitha danthapankthi ruchiram, peetambaralankrutham,
Vishnu brahma surendra sevitha patham, Thathwa swaroopam shivam,
Meenakshmi pranathosmi santhathamaham, karunya vara nithim.  

I always bow before that Meenakshi, who is the treasure house of mercy,
Who shines like billions of rising suns,
Who wears a shining crown,
Who has reddish lips like the Bimba fruits,
Who has shining rows of sparkling teeth,
Who decorates herself with reddish silk,
Whose feet is worshipped by Vishnu, Brahma and Indra,
Who is the consort Of Lord Shiva,
And who is the personification of sacred truth.

6.Pratha smarami Lalitha vadanaravindam,
Bimbadaram pradhula maukthika shobhi nasam,
Aakarna deerga nayanam mani kundaladyam,
Mandasmitham mruga madojjwala phala desam.     

I meditate in the morning,
On the lotus face of Lalitha,
Who has deep red lips,
Who has nose shining like a pearl,
Who has very long eyes which extend to the ears,
Who has ear drops made of very precious gems,
Who has a very sober pleasant smile,
And who has a very pretty shining forehead.

8.Kathyayaini , Mahamaye,
Gadga bana dhaurdhare,
Gadga dharinee chandi,
Sri Durga Devi namosthuthe.                                  

Salutations to goddess Durga,
Who is Karthyayaini ,
Who is the greatest enchantress,
Who carries with her sword, arrow and bow,
And who is Chandi who carries the sword.

7.Saturday 
  This  is the day of the planet Saturn as well  as Kethu. Saturn is the son of sun God .Since he moves   slowly  due to his one leg  made  lame  by his brother Yama , he moves slowly and is in Sanskrit called  Sanaischara .Various problems in life are supposed to be caused  by him. The Gods associated with him are  Lord Sastha, Lord  Vekatesa and Lord Hanuman. Kethu is the  body half of the son of the  Rakshasi called  Simhika. The god associated   with him is Lord Ganesa.

1.Shuklam Baradaram Vishnum, Sasi Varnam Chatur Bhujam,
Prasanna Vadanan Dyayet, Sarva Vignoba Sandaye                                

Dressed in white you are,
Oh, all pervading one,
And glowing with the colour of moon.
With four arms, you are, the all knowing one
 I meditate on your ever-smiling face,
 And pray, “ Remove all obstacles on my way”.

2.Neelanjanasamaabhasam Ravi Putram Yamaagrajam
Chaaya Marthanda Sambhootam Tam Namaami Shanaiscaram

My salutations to God Saturn,
Who is  the colour of blue- black,
Who is the son of Sun God,
Who is the elder brother of Yama,
And who is the offspring  of Sun God and his wife Chaya

3.Palaasha Pushpa Sankaasham Tarakaa Graha Mastakam
Roudram Roudraa-tmakam Ghoram Tham Ketum Pranamaamyaham

My salutations TO Kethu,
Who has the appearance of a Palashaa flower,
Who has a star on his head,
Who is terrible to look at,
And Who is ugly and  the soul of terror.

4.Hemantha  santhra hima shubhra  dhukoola ramyam,
Sandhyam upaasya nadha  pushkaraneesu poorvaam,
Aasthaya mandala thapa  soojana padanthi,
Sree bhootha Natha  Bhagawan thava suprabhatham.

 Dew filled, snow filled holy hours,
To worship the birth of the holy dawn,
To bathe in thine holy streams for ever,
King of souls, Oh my Lord, To you a holy and a pleasant morn.

5.Kamala kucha choochuka kumkumatho,
Niyatharuni thaathula neela thano,
Kamalayatha lochana loka pathe,
Vijayee bhava  venkata shaila pathe.                

Victory to the lord of  Venkata Mountain,
Whose blue body coated with vermillion
From the breasts of Lakshmi appears red,
And who is the lord of the universe,
With eyes reminding us of lotus flower.

6.Anjana nandanam Veeram janaki soka nasanam,
Kapeesa Maksha hantharam, Vande lanka bhayangaram.                             

Salutations to the terror of Lanka,
Who is the heroic son of Anjana,
Who  brought to an end , all sorrows of Sitha,
Who is the king of monkeys ,

7.Mudha karatha modhakam, sada vimukthi dayakam,
Kaladaravathamsakam, vichithra loka rakshakam,
Anayakaika nayakam vinasithebha daithyakam,
Nathashubha pranasakam, namami tham vinayakam.                1

I salute that remover of obstacles,
Who has modakas in his hand,
Who always bestows salvation,
Who wears a part of moon on his head,
Who protects this world which is varied,
Who is the leader of those who cannot be lead,
Who is the cause of destruction of asuras,
And who destroys all things which are not good


8.Guru gowrava poornaya
Phala bhoopa priyaya cha,
Nana manikhya hasthaya ,
Mangalam Sri Hanumathe.                  

Mangalam to Sri Hanuman,
Who has respect for his teachers,
Who likes sweets prepared out of fruits,
And whose different hands are decorated by gems.











1 comment:

Madhu said...

Excellent. A collection of very useful prayers with English translations. I have a question/suggestion. Are there any days of the week associated with Sarasvati and Hayagreeva, both of whom are associated with knowledge and wisdom? If so, could you please add appropriate verses?