Guru Brahma: Brahma refers to the creative aspect of God. Here, we appreciate and acknowledge our creator as the most powerful Guru.
Guru Vishnu: When we think of God, Vishnu refers to the aspect of Sustenance. Vishnu represents the duration of our lives and all the experiences
we accumulate as we live. Vishnu represents the present time, what are we going through right now and the act of sustenance.
Guru Devo Maheshvara: Devo Maheshvara is another name for Shiva, the Destroyer. This is the transformational or revealing aspect of life.
We ask God to endow us with some Shiva like power so we can defeat some of our challenges like our own EGOS.
Guru Sakshat: Sakshat means the guru that is nearby. Your Teachers, Pandits, parents are our nearby gurus. Param Brahma:
This is the Guru that is indescribable and beyond form.
Tasmai Shri Guruvey Namaha: This means "I offer all my efforts to the teacher." Without the effort of the student, no teaching
can be obtained. Without surrendering all of myself, I cannot learn anything. We surrender all of our efforts and practices, and the fruits of the practice,
at the feet of our Guru.
Om Isha Vaasyam Om Ishaa vaasyam-idam sarvam
Yatkincha jagatyaam jagat
Tena tyaktena bhunjeethaa
Maa gridhah kasya svid-dhanam
Audio ~~~ Yajur Veda 40/1, Isha Upanishad 1 ~~~~~~~~
O men, the Entire Universe is pervaded by God! Enjoy all of nature as gifts from God, but with a spirit of renunciation! Do not be attached to them! And do not covet the wealth of others. Control Greed!
Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high;
Where knowledge is free;
Where the world has not been broken up
Into fragments by narrow domestic wars;
Where words come out from the depth of truth;
Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection;
Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way
Into the dreary desert sand of dead habit;
Where the mind is led forward by thee
Into ever-widening thought and action -
Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake.
Om Sahana vavatu Sahanau Bhunaktu
Saha Veeryam Kara Vaavahai
Tejasvi Naa vadhee tamastu
Maa Vidhi shaava hai
Meaning: May the Lord protect us both, may He nourish us both, may we work together with
great vigor (divine strength). May we both acquire brilliance of our intellect through our studies,
may we not hate each other. Let there be peace, peace, peace.
Om Poornamadah Om Poornamadah Poornamidam
Poornaath Poornam Udachyathe
God is perfect (infinite). This Universe is also perfect (infinite). If perfection(infinity) is taken from anything perfect (infifinite)
what remains is still perfect (infinite). Let there be peace, peace, peace.
O Lord! Thy most sacred name is Om, which is symbolizes all you thy creating, preserving and
dissolving energy. Thou art our friend and sincerest well-wisher, the most adorable and gracious,
Supreme Judge and controller of the universe. Almighty, and lord of all riches, the source of all learning.
Omnipresent and possessing of infinite powers.
We pray thee to shower thy choicest blessings upon us and make us sympathetic and friendly in our dealings,
pure in character, just and merciful in our behavior, charitably inclined, well versed in Vedic Knowledge,
strong in body and well up in the principle of concentration of the mind and Yoga.
Om Sarve Bhavantu Sukhinah
Sarve Santhu Niraamayaah
Sarve Bhadraani Pashyantu
Maa Kaschid Dukha bhaag Bhavet Meaning: May all possess happiness. May all be healthy (free from all diseases). May all see beauty.
May there be good fortune and no misery anywhere. May there be peace everywhere.
Meaning: May there be peace in heaven. May there be peace in the sky. May there be peace on earth.
May there be peace in the water. May there be peace in the plants. May there be peace in the trees.
May there be peace in the Gods. May there be peace in Brahman. May there be peace in all.
May that peace, real peace, be mine.
Om Bhadram Karnebhihi Om Bhadram Karnebhihi Srunuyaama Devaaha
Bhadram Pashyemaa Kshibhirya Jatraaha
Sthirai Rangai Stushtuvaamsa Stanoobhihi
Vyashema Devahitam Yadaayuhu Meaning: Aum Hey Devaas, who are in the form of light, let our ears hear all good things. Hey worshippable Devas,
let our eyes see good and holy things. May we spend this life given to us by God in continued prayers to
You with a strong body, sound in health.
Ab saup diya is jeevan kaa sab bhara tumhaare haathon me.
Hai jeet tumhaare haatho me hai haar tumhaare haathon me.
Mera nishchai hai ek yahee: ek baar tumhe paa jaa-oo mai .
Arpan kar doo jagtee bhar kaa sab pyaar tumhaare haathon me.
Yaa to mai jag se door rahoo aur jag me rahoo to aise rahoo.
Is paar tumhaare haatho me us paar tumhaare haatho me.
Yadi maanush hee mujhe janma mile tab to charano kaa pujaaree rahoo
Mujh poojak kee ik rag rag kaa ho taar tumhaare haatho ma
Jab jab sansaar ka bandee ban, darabaar me tere aa-oo mai.
Ho mere paapo kaa nir-nai sarkaar tumhaare haatho me.
Mujhme me tujhme me hai bhed yahee: mai narhoo too Naaraayan hai.
Mai hoo sansaar ke haatho me, sansaar tumhaare haatho me.
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The Complete Havan Audio (Agnihotra) (The Fire Ritual)
The havan is a religious ceremony performed in temples and in homes that involves worship through the use of a sacred fire. The use of fire as a means of worship is the most ancient of all rites, going back to the earliest Vedic times. This fire ritual is described in elaborate detail in the Brahmanas.
Please play below for the complete Havan done in a peaceful setting without use of music or any other accompanying distractions.
Those who are familiar with the Havan would be able to follow along.
For the curious or those who are unfamiliar with the ritual, some more information are presented below.
How is Havan performed?
A clean place is selected for the Havan. Participants should shower, wear clean clothes
and sit in easy postures. After prayers, fire is lit and Vedic Mantras are chanted and
offerings are made to God.
One should perform Havan at least once a year on their birthdays and as they feel on
other important occasions in their lives.
The following items are needed for the Havan ritual:
1. Pure Ghee
4. Small pieces of Dhoop wood or mango wood
6. Two glasses with water
7. Long Spoon for Ghee
8. Fresh Flowers if one so desire
9. Home-made prasaad
10. Havan Kund
11. Regular spoon for water
Click the links below for the download page to download The Havan (Agnihotra) E-Book or pdf book:
Download a copy of the Havan mp3 Audio here:
The Havan Video below is done exactly as written in the books above:
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