Early Morning is considered as the best time to worship God. Early morning is also known as
"Brahma Mahurat" in the Hindu Mythology. It is regarded that prayers made at this time reach
directly to the God. Early Morning Shloka (Sloka) is given here which also serves as the first
prayer of the day to the almighty.
Karaagre Vasathe Lakshmi Karamadhye Saraswathi,
Karamoole Thu Govinda Prabhaathe Karadarshanam,
Samudravasane Devi Parvathasthana mandale,
Vishhnupathni Namastubhyam Paadhasparsham Kshamasva Mey
The front part of the hands (the finger tips) is credited to Goddess Lakshmi, the
Goddess of wealth. The middle part or palm is credited to Goddess Saraswati, the Goddess of
learning and the root (the part of hand near the wrist) to Govinda. So, every morning, one
should have a reverent look at one's hand which represents sincere labor.
I bow to Mother Earth, who has mountains and jungles on her body and whose clothing is
made by the ocean. The wife of Lord Vishnu, please pardon me for touching you with my feet.
It is considered propitious to start the day with this sincere prayer.
Sloka While Eating
Eating is an important activity, which is required in order to live. It is God, who has created
each and every thing. Food, hunger, living beings, all of them form the part of God's creation.
One should remember God, the omnipresent, who has given both, sweet and sour delicacies to
satisfy our taste-buds. Following is the Sloka/ Shloka which can be recited while eating or taking
"Brahmaarpanam Brahma Havih Brahmaagnau Brahmana Hutam,
Brahmaiva Tena Gantavyam Brahmakarmasamaadhina"
The accurate meaning of this mantra is: "A practice of offering is Brahman, the
oblation is Brahman, the device of offering is Brahman, and the fire (hunger) to which the
offering is made, is also Brahman. For such a one, who abides in everything (Brahman), by him
alone Brahman is reached".
: Brahman refers to God himself. This Shloka suggests that god is everywhere, in
the food, inside the devotee and even the hunger is God. So, devotee is taking the food (God)
to the hunger (God). To put succinctly, we always thank god for his divine grace.
(கலைகளில் தேர்ச்சி பெற)
ஓம் நாதமயை ச வித்மஹே
தன்னோ வாணீ ப்ரசோதயாத்
(ஆயுள் ஆரோக்கியம் பெற)
ஓம் சௌஹ் த்ரிபுரதேவி ச வித்மஹே
சக்தீஸ்வரீ ச தீமஹி
தன்னோ அம்ருத ப்ரசோதயாத்
ஓம் சுபகாமாயை வித்மஹே
காமதாத்ரை ச தீமஹி
தன்னோ தேனுஹ் ப்ரசோதயாத்
ஓம் வராஹமுகி வித்மஹே
தன்னோ யமுனா ப்ரசோதயாத்
ஸங்கடஹர கணபதி : (தொல்லை யாவும் நீங்க)
ஓம் நமோ ஹேரம்ப மத மோதி த மம ஸர்வஸங்கடம்
நிவாராய நிவாராய ஹும்பட் ஸ்வாஹா
"Life without God
is like an unsharpened pencil
- it has no point."
Happy moments, praise God.
Difficult moments, seek God.
Quiet moments, worship God.
Painful moments, trust God.
Every moment, thank God
- தேனுபுரீஸ்வரதாசன் இல. சங்கர்.