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NAMASTE

The Arya Pratinidhi Sabha Trinidad Inc.

Krinvanto Vishvam Aryam - Make the World Noble

MaMaharishi Dayaanand Saraswati Founder of Arya Samaj

Vedic Upaasnaa Vedic Devotions


A GUIDE TO VEDIC HAVAN AND SANDHYAA
2006 arya pratinidhi sabha trinidad (inc).

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Vedic Upaasnaa Vedic Devotions


A GUIDE TO VEDIC HAVAN AND SANDHYAA Arranged, transliterated and translated By Pt. L. Shivapersad Shukla, Barrister-at-Law And Pt. H. Seereeram, M.A., D.P.M.
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CONTENTS

Preface.6 Guide to Pronunciation7 Keys to Pronunciation.....8 Opening Prayer........9 Vedic Sandhyaa.....10 Agnihotra (Havan) 17 Eeshvar-Stuti Praarthnopaasnaa..19 Svasti Vaachan..21 Shaanti Prakaran........................23 Aachaman Mantra.........................24 Ang Sparsh Mantra........................26 Agnyaadhaan Mantra.....................27 Samidhaadaan Mantra...................28 Ghritaahuti Mantra........................29 Jalprasechan Mantra.......................30 Aaghaaraavaayaahuti Mantra........31 Aajyabhaagaahuti Mantra..............32 Mahaavyaahuti Mantra..................33 Svistakritaahuti Mantra.................34 Prajaapatyaahuti Mantra................35 Praatahkaal Ke Mantra..................36 Saayang Kaal Ke Mantra................37 Saayang Praatah Ke Mantra.........38 Pratijyaahuti Mantra......................40 Gaayatree Mantra...........................41 Namaskaar Mantra.........................42 Poornaahuti Mantra....43 Shesh Ghrit Chhorne Kaa Mantra..44 Brahma Stotra45

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Bhajans Index ...47 Aaj Mil49 Swaagat Saba Jan...50 Praano Samaan Pyaaraa..51 Tere Poojan Ko Bhagvaan..52 Nar Naaree..54 Uth Jaag Musaaphir56 Vishvapati Ke Dhyaan Me.57 Tumhaaree Kripaa Se.58 Sharan Prabhu Kee.59 He Jagat Pitaa Bhagvaan60 Eeshvar Kaa Jap.61 Huaa Dhyaan..62 Sharan Apnee..63 Jai Jai Pitaa.64 Ajab Hairaan...65 He Dayaamaya....66 Om Anek Baar Bol.67 Tum Ho Prabhu Chaand.68 Too Hai Sachchaa Pitaa..69 Prabhu Jee Teree Mahimaa70 Chanchal Man.71 Man Kee Aankhen Khol.72 Om Naam Kaa Jhandaa Pyaaraa.73 Vijayee Vishva...74 Dayaanand Ke Veer75 Dayaanand Agar Too..76 Bhaarat Ke Ik Brahmchaaree..77 Sakal Jagat Ko78 Patito Ko.79 Vachan Doge..80 Vachan Detaa Hoon81 Aaj Ghar Shaantih Huee.82 Dukh Door Kar Hamaare83 Pitu Maatu Sahaayak..84 Karo Hari85 Pitajee Tum86

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Pitajee Karoon87 Jeev Re Jeevan88 Ik Aisaa Desh.89 Gaayatree Gaan..90 Nirbal Ke Praan..91 Miltaa Hai Sachchaa...92 AARTEE93 Meal Time Mantra.95 Bed Time Mantra..96 Last Four Mantras From the Rig Veda.98 Aatma-Nivedan.99 Shaanti Paath...101 Vedic Rules of Morality..102 Principles of Arya Samaj.103

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Preface ******

This on-line book was prepared to meet the insistent demand of people who wish to practice Brahma Yajna (Sandhyaa Contemplation of the Divine) and Deva Yajna (Communion and Fumigation Ceremonies for purification purposes). It is hoped that persons who are not acquainted with or versed in the Vedas will also benefit greatly by a study and use of this book. According to the Vedas, man attains bliss by strengthening himself physically, morally and spiritually and for this purpose, the practice of Brahma Yajna and Deva Yajna is essential. These Yajnas demand application of consciousness to the nature and attributes of the Self-Existent Divine Being, Who by means of Mercy i.e. the just application of law regulates the universe. We hope that this book will stimulate greater interest in the pursuit of further studies along these lines. We invite suggestions for the further improvement of this work.

The Arya Pratinidhi Sabha of Trinidad and Tobago, Inc.

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Guide To Pronunciation of Transliterated Words

a aa i ee u oo e ai o ow v

as a in America as a in art as in pin as in week as in pull as in fool as ay in say as in aisle as in no as in cow as a w in wash

In the transliteration of certain words, a nasal sound is implied though not expressed by the letter n

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Keys to Pronunciation of Hindi Characters

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OPENING PRAYER

Om Shanno mitrah sham varunah Shanno Bhavat varyamaa Shanna Indra Brihaspatih Shanno Vishnururukramah Namo brahmane namaste vaayo Twameva pratyaksham Brahmaasi Twameva pratyaksham brahma vadishyaami Ritam vadishyaami Satyam vadishyaami Tanmaamavatu tadvaktaaramavatu Avatu maamavatu vaktaaram. Om Shaanti Shaanti Shaanti May You O Supreme Being, Friend of All (Mitra), the Holiest of all (Varuna) and Controller of the Universe (Aryyamaa) be merciful onto us May You O Almighty One (Indro), Lord of the Universe and Support of all (Brihaspatih) endow us with knowledge and power May You, O Omnipresent (Vishnu) and Omnipotent Being (Urukramah) shower Your blessings all around us. We bow unto You O Most Powerful and Supreme Being (Brahma), You alone are the Omniscient One Whom we feel within our hearts We will call You and You alone the True One. Your will as truly revealed in the Vedas will we obey and preach. We will be truthful in word, deed and thought. You are our shelter. May You protect us who study and contemplate Your Nature who speak only the truth so that our understanding may be firm in Your will and never turn away from it. Your will is truth and righteousness. That which is contrary to Your will is untruth and unrighteousness. May You again shelter and protect us. O Lord be merciful and grant this our prayer, for which we shall feel ever and ever grateful. Let there be peace in the heavenly regions, in the middle regions and on earth.

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VEDIC SANDHYAA

Introduction
The Sandhyaa mantras are divided into three categories: 1. Stuti or Glorification Mantras 2. Praarthnaa or Prayer Mantras 3. Upaasnaa or Communion Mantras Brahmayajna or Sandhyaa should be performed twice daily just before sunrise and at sunset; that is, at dawn and at dusk. When one is doing Sandhyaa at dawn one should sit facing East and at dusk one should sit facing West. It is essential that one should select a quiet, clean, and well-ventilated place that is free from dust and insects as well as from unpleasant smells. Once such a place is selected it is best to use the same place regularly. The devotee should also bathe or clean himself and wear clean loose-fitting garments. The best posture is the Padmaasan or Lotus Posture, but if one cannot comfortably sit in this posture then the Sukhaasan or any other comfortable sitting position will do with the head straight, spine erect and chest thrown out. In this position the devotee should get his mind in a prayerful mood and make an effort to empty his mind of all worldly thoughts. He should then think of the eternal attributes of OM, that is, Sat existence, Chit intelligence and Aanand blisfulness.

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With the mind in this mood the devotee should do at least three Praanaayaamas. One praanaayaama consists of four movements: 1. A slow and deep rhythmatic inhalation 2. A retention of the breath 3. A slow smooth and long exhalation 4. A retention of the breath During each of these four movements, the devotee should mentally recite the Praanaayaama Mantra: Om Bhooh Om Bhuvah Om Svaahaah Om Mahah Om Janah Om Tapah Om Satyam After these three praanaayaamas, the mind having now become calm, still and peaceful, the devotee should commence reciting the first mantra of the Sandhyaa and go through all the remaining mantras in the same slow, steady, rhythmic breathing while concentrating on the meaning of each mantra. While reciting the second and third mantras, that is, Indriyasparsha and Marjan mantras, the devotee should concentrate his thoughts on the respective parts of the body as mentioned in each of the two mantras. By doing so, the devotees mind will be prevented from wandering and he will eventually be able to meditate on the attributes of the Divine Self and commune with Him as he reaches to the end of the Sandhyaa mantras.

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SANDHYAA

1. Om Shanno deveerabhish taya aapo bhavantu peetaye, shanyorabhisrvantu nah May the All-pervading and Self-effulgent One be helpful to us in the realization of our desires and the attainment of happiness and may He always shower His blessings upon us. 2. Om vak vak (both sides of the mouth) Om praanah praanah (both nostrils) Om chakshuh chakshuh (both eyes) Om shrotram shrotram (both ears) Om naabhih (the navel) Om hridayam (the heart) Om kanthah (the throat) Om shirah (the head) Om baahubhyaam yasho-balam (both shoulders) Om kartalkarprishthe (the palms, front and back) O Supreme One! May You strengthen my organs of speech, breath, sight and hearing. May You also strengthen my navel, heart, throat and head and may You strengthen my arms and hands for the performance of glorious deeds. 3. Om bhooh punaatu shirsi (the head) Om bhuvah punaatu netrayoh (the eyes) Om svah punaatu kanthe (the throat, pit of the neck) Om mahah punaatu hridaye (the heart) Om janah punaatu naabhyaam (the navel) Om tapah punaatu paadyoh (the feet) Om satyam punaatu punah shirsi (the crown of the head) Om kham brahma punaatu sarvatra (the whole body)

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May You, O Supreme Being! Source of Energy, Light and Power, purify and strengthen my brain, my eyes, my throat,my heart and my legs. May You purify my intellect and my entire body. 4. Om Bhooh Om Bhuvah Om Svah Om Mahah Om Janah Om Tapah Om Satyam The Divine One is Life, Purity and Bliss. He is Supreme Father of all, Allknowing and Eternal. 5. Om ritainch satyainchaabheeddhaat tapaso-dhyajaayat; tato raatryajaayat tatah samudro arnavah The Vedas and the universal laws of nature which control the universe and govern the cycles of creation and dissolution were made manifest by the Allknowing One. By His great power were produced the clouds and vapours. 6. Om samudraadarnavaadadhi samvatsaro ajaayata ahoraatraani vidadhad vishvasya mish to vashee After the production of the watery expanses there intervened a period of darkness (Samvatsara) after which the Great Lord and Controller of the universe arranged the motions which produce days, nights and other durations of time. 7. Om sooryaachandramasow dhaataa yathaa poorvamakalpayat divam cha prithiveenchaantarikshamtho svah The Great One then produced the sun, the moon, the earth, the upper, middle, and other regions as He did in previous cycles of creation. 8. Om praachee dig agniradhipatirasito rakshitaa dityaa ishavah; tebhyo namodhipatibhyo namo rakshitribhyo nama ishubhyo nama ebhyo astu; yo smaan dveshti yam vayam dvishmas tam vo jambhe dadhmah

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O Radiant One! You are present in the east. You are free from limitations and You are our Protector. You produced the sun whose rays infuse life on earth. We acknowledge Your Sovereignty, protection and gift of life. Whosoever may offend us and whomsoever we may offend we commit to Your justice. 9. Om dakshinaa dig indro-dhipatistirashchi raajee rakshitaa pitar ishavah; tebhyo namodhipatibhyo namo rakshitribhyo nama ishubhyo nama ebhyo astu; yo smaan dveshti yam vayam dvishmas tam vo jambhe dadhmah O Lord! You are present in the south. You are our Supreme Ruler. You give us protection against crawling creatures such as serpents and other poisonous animals and You confer wisdom on us through the wise. We acknowledge Your Sovereignty, protection and gift of life. Whosoever may offend us and whomsoever we may offend we commit to Your justice. 10. Om praateechee dig varuno-dhipatih prdaakoo rakshitaa aannamishavah; tebhyo namodhipatibhyo namo rakshitribhyo nama ishubhyo nama ebhyo astu; yo smaan dveshti yam vayam dvishmas tam vo jambhe dadhmah O Source of Beauty! You are also present in the West. You are Our Master and Guardian and Protector against venomous creatures. You have created a variety of food for the preservation of our lives. We acknowledge Your Sovereignty, protection and gift of life. Whosoever may offend us and whomsoever we may offend we commit to Your justice. 11. Om udeechee dig somo-dhipatih svajo rakshitaa shanirishavah; tebhyo namodhipatibhyo namo rakshitribhyo nama ishubhyo nama ebhyo astu; yo smaan dveshti yam vayam dvishmas tam vo jambhe dadhmah O All peaceful-One! You are also present in the North, You are Our Supreme Lord. You are Unborn. You are Our Protector, for it is You, who by means of electrical energy in our body, regulates the movement of blood which keeps us alive. We acknowledge Your Sovereignty, protection and gift of life.Whosoever may offend us and whomsoever we may offend we commit to Your justice. 12. Om dhruvaa dig vishnuradhipatih kalmaashgreevo rakshitaa veerudha ishavah; tebhyo namodhipatibhyo namo rakshitribhyo nama ishubhyo nama ebhyo astu; yo smaan dveshti yam vayam dvishmas tam vo jambhe dadhmah
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O All-pervading One! You are also present in the lower regions. You are Our Protector for it is You who produce the creepers and plants that give us food, shelter and protection. We acknowledge Your Sovereignty, protection and gift of life. Whosoever may offend us and whomsoever we may offend we commit to Your justice. 13. Om ordhvaa dig brihaspatiradhipatih shvitro rakshitaa varshamishavah; tebhyo namodhipatibhyo namo rakshitribhyo nama ishubhyo nama ebhyo astu; yo smaan dveshti yam vayam dvishmas tam vo jambhe dadhmah O Almighty One! You are also present in the upper regions. You are Our Sublime Protector for it is You who cause the rains to fall thereby watering the plants which sustain us. We acknowledge Your Sovereignty, protection and gift of life. Whosoever may offend us and whomsoever we may offend we commit to Your justice. 14. Om udvayam tamasas pari svah pashyanta uttaram; Devam devatraa sooryyamaganma jyotir uttamam O Divine One! You are beyond darkness, the Embodiment of bliss, Eternal, Source of all good qualities and Giver of life. May we by meditating upon You acquire these attributes of Yours. 15. Om udutyam jaatavedasam devam vahanti ketavah; Drishe vishvaaya sooryyam O Lord of the universe! You are the Source of Light and the Origin of the Vedas (Knowledge). All the beautiful and wondrous things of the world portray Your Greatness just as flags and symbols portray greatness of earthly kings. 16. Om chitram devaanaamudgaadneekam chakshurmitrasya varunasyaagneh; Aa praa dyaavaaprithivee antarikshagvam soorya aatmaa jagatastasthushashcha svaahaa O Divine One! You are verily Unique and Supreme and ever present in the minds of the wise; You are the Guiding Light in the sun, moon, the wind, and

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fire; You are the Support of the lower, middle, and upper regions; You pervade all movable and immovable things. 17. Om tachchakshurdevahitam purastaachchukramuchcharat; pashyema sharadah shatam jeevema sharadh shatagvam, shrinuyaam sharadah shatam, prabravaam sharadah shatamadeenaah syaam sharadah shatam bhooyashcha sharadah shataat O All-perceiving One! Well-wisher of the righteous. You are All-pure and Eternal. May we enjoy Your blessings of sight, hearing, speech, and life for one hundred years. Even if we live beyond one hundred years may we continue to enjoy all these blessings. 18. Om bhoorbhuvah svah tatsavitur varenyam bhargo devasya dheemahi dhiyo yo nah prachodayaat O Supreme Being, cause of all manifestation in the Universe, Source of existence, intelligence and bliss! We meditate upon Your adorable nature. May You illumine and inspire our intellect. 19. Om namah shambhavaaya cha mayobhavaaya cha; namah shankaraaya cha mayaskaraaya cha; namah shivaaya cha shivataraaya cha Salutations to You, O Peaceful Being, the Eternal Source of joy and happiness. Salutations to You, O Giver of peace and spiritual well-being. Salutations to You, O Blissful One, nay still more Blissful Being Who fulfils our material and spiritual desires. Ever and ever more do we salute and recognize You. Om Shaantih Shaantih Shaantih May there be Peace, Peace, Peace

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AGNIHOTRA (Havan)

Introduction
The Vedas prescribe five great daily duties as follows: 1. Brahma-yajna . Sandhyaa (devotion to the Divine) 2. Deva-yajna ................. Agnihotra or Homa (Havan) 3. Pitri-yajna . Service to ones parents and learned and righteous persons 4. Atithi-yajna .. Service to selfless teachers and guests 5. Bhoot-yajna or .. Service and protection to animals, the poor Balivaishvadeva-yajna and the helpless Every householder is enjoined to perform Havan twice daily, the best times being just after sunrise and just before sunset. The amount of suffering a man inflicts on his fellow-beings by polluting the air and water with the waste products of his system and consequently bringing on diseases becomes the measure of his sin to atone for which it becomes incumbent on him to do Havan and thereby purify the air and water to an extent equal to or greater than the harm he has done. It is recommended that the amount of material used in the fire should not be less than that consumed as food daily in the household. The performance of Havan also assists in promoting rain and plant life. It also helps one to commit Veda mantras to memory. When Havan is performed on special occasions or in congregations, the entire yajna should consist of: a) Eeshvar Praarthnaa (Study and Meditation of the Divine) b) Svasti Vaachan (Benediction) c) Shaanti Prakaran (Peace Chanting) d) Havan (Purification ceremonies with fire)

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The fire is kindled in an earthen or metallic vessel (kund) having the shape of an inverted, truncated pyramid having the following dimensions: Depth and each of base 9 to 12 (top when inverted) Each side of apex 2 to 3 (bottom when inverted) That is, each side of the top should be four times each side of the bottom. It is also necessary to provide two small glasses with water, two small spoons, a plate and small dishes for ghee, saamagree etc. The fuel consists of small pieces of wood 3 to 6 long of the following types: sandalwood, camphor, mango, or pitch pine. The ingredients to be burnt (Saamagree) are mainly: gum incense (gugul), sandalwood dust, cardamom (ilaichee), rice, saffron (kesar), hyacinth, Sugandhbala and sugar, all ground together. Mohan-bhog, sweet rice and such substances may also be burnt. Ghee and a cube of camphor and matches must also be provided. It is more beneficial to keep the flame regulated so that maximum fumigation be achieved. Instructions have been provided in the text for water-sipping etc. and application of ghee, fuel, etc. Mantras which are to be recited only on special or congregational occasions have been so indicated.

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Eeshvar-stuti Praarthnopaasnaa

Om Vishvaani deva savitar duritaani paraa-suva. Yadbhadran tanna aasuva. O Radiant Divinity, Cause of all manifestations in the universe, remove all evils from us, and endow us with all that is noble Om Hiranyagarbhah samavartataagre bhootasya jaatah patireka aaseet Sa dadhaar prithiveem dyaamutemaam kasmai devaaya havishaa vidhema The bearer of luminous bodies and Lord of all beings was alone present in the beginning. He sustains this earth and all radiant regions. May we contemplate the nature of that Blissful Being with devotion. Om Ya aatmadaa baladaa yasya vishva upaasate prashhisham yasya devaah. Yasyachchhaayaamritam yasya mrityuh kasmai devaaya havishaa vidhema He is the giver of knowledge of self and bestower of strength. He is meditated upon by all the learned and is their inspiration. His shelter is salvation, and getting away from him is death. May we contemplate that Blissful Divinity with devotion. Om Yah praanato nimishato mahitvaik idraajaa jagato babhoova Ya eeshhe asya dvipa-dash chatushpadah kasmai devaaya havishaa vidhema He, by His power, is Supreme among all animate and inanimate things of the world, and He causes all bipeds and quadrupeds to come into being. May we contemplate that Blissful Being with devotion. Om Yena dyaurugraa prithivee cha dridhaa yena svah stabhitam yena naakah Yo antarikshe rajaso vimaanah kasmai devaaya havishaa vidhema

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He upholds radiant regions, the Sun, earth, and other hard bodies. He sustains happy ethereal regions and salvation. He brings into being from elementary matter and dissolves into elementary matter the heavenly bodies in the zodiac. May we contemplate that Blissful Being with devotion. Om Prajaapate na tvadetaanyanyo vishvaa jaataani pari taa babhoova Yat kaamaaste juhumastanno astu vayam syaama patayo rayeenaam O Lord of all subjects! None except You pervade all these objects. May all our desires, for which we come to Your shelter, be fulfilled so that we might become wealthy and prosperous. Om Sa no bandhurjanitaa sa vidhaataa dhaamaani veda bhuvanaani vishvaa Yatra devaa amritamaanashhaanaas, triteeye dhaamanna dhyairayanta He is our Friend, the Cause of all manifestation, and the Sustainer. He knows all places and regions. In Him, abode of all happiness, roam the learned at will enjoying emancipation. Om Agne naya supathaa raaye asmaan vishvaani deva vayunaani vidvaan Yuyo dhyasmajjuhuraanameno bhooyishthaan te nama uktim vidhema O Self-Effulgent Being, All-Holy and Knower of all things! Lead us through the path of goodness to prosperity and knowledge and keep us away from evil deeds. To achieve this end may we always contemplate Your divine nature and be always happy.

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Svasti Vaachan

Om Agnimeeie purohitam yajnasya devamritvijam Hotaaram ratna-dhaatamam We sing in praise of the Great One Who is the Source of all light; Who existed before creation; Who is the first Teacher of all- knowledge material and spiritual; Who is Worthy of contemplation at all times and Who is the Provider of all beautiful and precious things. Om Sa nah piteva soonavegne soopaayano bhava Sachasvaa nah svastaye O Supreme Being! Source of all knowledge! We pray to You to enlighten us with the true knowledge as a father enlightens his son. Om Svasti no mimeetaamashvinaa bhagah Svasti devyaditiranarvanah; Svasti pooshaa asuro dadhaatu nah Svasti dyaavaa prithivee suchetunaa May we be blessed with such teachers, 0 Lord of all beings! As will impart to us beneficial knowledge of the attributes of life-promoting substances. May we derive benefit from the uses of the forces of electricity and magnetism and from our knowledge of the earth and space. Om Svastaye vaayumupbravaam hai somam svasti bhuvanasya yas patih; Brihaspatim sarvaganam svastaye svastaya aadityaaso bhavantu nah May we promote knowledge of air for our well-being and may we recognize and appreciate the beneficial influence of the moon over fluids.

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O Lord! It is You who keeps the heavenly bodies in their orbits. We resort to You for our welfare. Om Vishwv devaa no adyaa svastaye vaishvaanaro vasuragnih svastaye devaa avantvribhavah svastaye svasti no rudrah paatvamhasah May we have wise and enlightened people in our midst. May learned people bring us happiness. May the All-pervading God be benign to us and may He, the Punisher of the wicked protect us from sin. Om Svasti mitraa varunaa svasti pathye revati Svasti na indrashchaagnishcha Svasti no adite kridhi O Supreme Being and Friend of all! May You be kind to us. May the path of riches and prosperity lead us to happiness. May our rulers and leaders bring us happiness. Om Svasti panthaamanu charema sooryaa chandramasaaviva Punardadataa-ghnataa jaanataa sangmemahi May we follow the path of welfare as the sun and moon unswervingly revolve in their orbits. May we associate with those who are learned, pious, charitable and non-violent.

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Shaanti Prakaran

Om Shanna indraagnee bhavataamvobhih shanna indraa-varunaa raatahavyaa shamindraa somaa suvitaaya shan yoh shanna indra-pooshanaa vaajasaatow May we derive peace from electricity, fire and water. May the sun and the moon bring us peace and fearlessness by eradicating disease. May electricity and wind bring us vigour and peace. Om Shanno bhagah shamu nah shanso astu shannah purandhih shamu santu raayah; shannah satyasya suyamasya shanshah shanno aryyamaa puru-jaato astu May our power, our glory, our intellect, our wealth and our prosperity bring peace to us. May our rulers and judges bring peace to us. Om Shanno dhaataa shamu dharttaa no astu, shanna uroochee bhavatu svadhaabhih; Shan rodasee brihatee shanno adrih, shanno devaanaam suhavaani santu May the Divine One, the Sustainer, and Supporter of the Universe bring peace to us. May the vast sun and the earth produce food in all regions thereby bringing peace to us. May the clouds and the mountains bring peace to us. May all wise men by their sweetness of speech bring peace to us. Om Shanno agnir-jyotir-neeko astu shanno mitraa-varunaa vashvinaasham Shannah sukritaam sukritaani santu shanna ishiro abhivaatu vaatah

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May the Supreme Being, the Source of all light, give us peace. May the days and nights bring us peace. May the sun and moon bring us peace. May our good deeds bring us peace and may the winds blow peacefully in all directions. Om Shanno dyaavaa-prithivee poorvahootow shamantariksham drishaye no astu Shanna oshadheervanino bhavantu shanno rajasaspatirastu jishnuh May the sun, earth and intermediate planets bring peace at the commencement of our undertakings. May the medicinal herbs, food crops and trees of the forest bring peace to us. May the Ruler of the planetary systems give us peace. Om Shanna indro vasubhirdevo astu sham aadityebhirvarunah sushansah Shanno rudro rudrebhirjalaashah shannastvashtaa gnaabhiriha shrinotu May the sun bring us peace. May the water vapours bring us peace. May our preceptors bring us peace by their teachings and may the Almighty fulfil our aspirations. Om Shannah somo bhavatu brahma shannah shanno graavaanah shamu santu yajnaah Shannah svaroonaam mitayo bhavantu shannah prasva shan vastu vedih May the All-peaceful One bring us peace. May our religious undertakings bring us peace. May the plants and vegetables bring us peace. May the oblations in this Vedi bring us peace.

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Aachaman Mantra

Take a little water in the right palm and sip it thrice reciting the following: Om Amrito pastaranamasi svaahaa Om Amritaa pidhaanamasi svaahaa Om Satyam yashah shreer mayi shreeh shrayataam svaahaa May this water bring happiness to all. O Immortal One! You are the Eternal Support of all. May true action, fame wealth and honour be always with me.

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Ang Sparsh Mantra

Take a little water in the left palm. Touch it with the two middle fingers of the right hand and touch indicated parts of the body while reciting the following seven mantras: Om Vaangam aasye stu (Touch lips) Om Nasorme praano stu (Touch nose) Om Akshnorme chakshur astu (Touch eyes) Om Karnayor me shrotram astu (Touch ears) Om Baahvorme balam astu (Touch arms) Om Oorvorme ojo stu (Touch thighs) Om Arishtaani me-ngaani tanoostanvaa me saha santu (Sprinkle over entire body) May there be the power of speech in my mouth May there be the power of breath in my nostrils May there be the power of sight in my eyes May there be the power of hearing in my ears May there be strength in my arms May there be strength in my thighs May all parts of my body be coherently healthy

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Agnyaadhaan Mantra

Ignite camphor while reciting the following: Om Bhoorbhuva svah I ignite this fire to make the earth, the intermediate regions and the upper regions pleasant Place the lighted camphor into the kund while reciting the following: Om bhoor bhuvah svardyowriva bhoomnaa prithiveeva varimnaa tasyaaste prithivee devayajni prishthe-gni mannaa damannaa dyaayaa dadhe The Supreme Being is the Support of all. He is Bliss and pervades all beings. His vastness exceeds that of the earth and the sky. O Divine One! I place this fire on the earth, the abode of illustrious beings, with the hope that it may promote the growth of wholesome food.

Fan the fire while reciting: Om Udbudhyasvaagne pratijaagrihi tvamishtaa poorte sagvam shrijethaamayam cha asmintsadhasthe adhyuttarasmin vishve devaa yajamaanascha seedata O learned ones! May You acquire the highest consciousness and perception. May Your participation in this ceremony lead to the study of the Vedas, promotion of hospitality, establishment of religions institutions, plantations and watering places. May You sit in this gathering and participate with propriety and respect.

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Samidhaadaan Mantra

Take three pieces of wood, dip them in ghee and apply them one by one into the kund after reciting svaahaa in the following mantras: Om Ayanta idhma aatmaa jaatavedas tenedhyasva vardhasva cheddha vardhya chaasmaan prajayaa pashubhir brahma-varchasenaannaadyena samedhaya svaahaa Idam agnaye jaatavedase idam na mam Om Samidhaagnim duvasyata, ghritairbodhayataatithim aasmin havyaa juhotana Om Susamiddhaaya shochishe; ghritam teevram juhotana agnaye jaatavedase svaahaa Idam agnaye jaatavedase idam na mam Om Tantvaa samidbhirangiro ghritena vardhayaamasi; brihachchhochaa yavishthya svaahaa Idam agnaye angirase idam na mam O All-pervading One! I offer myself toYou as I offer this fuel to the fire. May You enlighten me in greater and greater measure as this fire grows with the application of fuel. May You enable me by the help of true knowledge to attain physical and spiritual well-being. Let us feed and arouse this fire with sticks soaked in ghee and with fragrant substances. Let us offer purified substances and ghee. This oblation is made in the name of the Divine Self and not for myself. Let us keep this fire ablaze with fuel and ghee and may it continue to increase in brilliance. This oblation is made in the name of the Divine Self and not for myself.

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Ghritaahuti Mantra

Recite the following mantra five times, each time pouring one spoonful of ghee into the kund and dropping the last drop in a vessel containing water: Om Ayant idhma aatmaa jaatavedastenedhyasva vardhasva cheddha vardhaya chaasmaan prajayaa pashubhir brahma-varchasenaannaadyena samedhaya svaahaa Idam agnaye jaatavedase idam na mam O All-pervading One! I offer myself to You as I offer this fuel to the fire. May you enlighten me in greater and greater measure as this fire grows with the application of fuel. May You enable me by the help of true knowledge to attain physical and spiritual well-being.

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Jalprasechan Mantra

With the recitation of each mantra, sprinkle a little water outside the kund as indicated: Om Adite-numanyasva (Sprinkle in East) Om Anumate-numanyasva (Sprinkle in West) Om Sarasvatya-numanyasva (Sprinkle in North) Om Deva savitah prasuva yajyam, prasuva yajyapatim bhagaaya divyo gandharvah ketapooh ketannah punaatu vaachaspatirvaachannah svadatu (Sprinkle all around) O Indivisible One! Make me selfless and helpful to others. O Wise and Benevolent Father! Make me wise and benevolent. O Source of all learning! Endow me with happiness. O Self-Effulgent One! Motivator of all! May You further the noble intentions of all those who participate herein and assist them to attain glory. O Divine One! May You purify our intellect and make our speech sweet.

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Aaghaaraavaayaahuti Mantra

Place one spoonful of ghee into kund with each mantra as indicated: Om agnaye svaahaa Idam agnaye idam na mam (North) Om Somaaya svaahaa Idam somaaya idam na mam (South) This oblation is made in the name of the Self-Effulgent One and not for myself. This oblation is made in the name of the All-peaceful One and not for myself.

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Aajyabhaagaahuti Mantra

Pour two spoonfuls of ghee in middle of kund with the following: Om Prajaapataye svaahaa Idam prajaapataye, idam na mam Om Indraaya svaahaa Idam indraaya, idam na mam This oblation is made in the name of the Divine One, Supreme Lord of all beings and not for myself. This oblation is made in the name of the All-Glorious One and not for myself.

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Mahaavyaahuti Mantra

The following three mantras are to be recited only in congregational Havans: On the occasion of special or large Havans the following mantras are recited pouring one spoonful of ghee for each mantra. Om Bhooragnaye svaahaa Idam agnaye idam na mam Om Bhuvarvaayave svaahaa Idam vaayave idam na mam Om Svaraadityaaya svaahaa Idam aadityaaya idam na mam Om Bhoorbhuvah svaragnivaayvaadityebhy ah svaahaa Idam agnivaayvaadityebhyah idam na mam This oblation is made in the name the Self-Effulgent One, Supporter of the earth and not for myself. This oblation is made in the name of the Divine Being, the Supporter of the atmosphere and not for myself. This oblation is made in the name All-Blissful Being and not for myself. This oblation is made in the name of the Self-Effulgent, All-Supporting and All-Blissful Being and not for myself.

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Svistakritaahuti Mantra

Make one oblation with prasad and saamagree with the following: Om Yadasya karmano-tyareericham yadvaa nyoonmihaa karam agnishtat svishtakridvidyaat sarvam svishtam suhutam karotu me agnaye svishtakrite suhutahute sarva praayashchitta-aahuteenaam kaamaanaam samarddhyitre sarvaannah kaamaantsamardhaya svaahaa Idam agnaye svishtakrite idam na mam Whatever excesses or shortcomings I have committed, I now commend to the Almighty and seek His rectification thereof for my material and spiritual well-being. I make this oblation in the name of the Self-Effulgent Being Who purifies us and enables us to fulfil our desires. May my desires be fulfilled and may my speech be ever truthful. I have made this wish in the full knowledge that I have no claim to its fulfilment.

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Prajaapatyaahuti Mantra

Make one oblation with Ghee and Saamagree while reciting the following mentally: Om Prajaapataye svaahaa Idam prajaapataye idam na mam This oblation is made in the name of the Divine Self, the Lord of all beings and not for myself.

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Praatahkaal Ke Mantra

Recite the following on mornings only, making one oblation of ghee and saamagree with each mantra: Om Sooryo jyotirjyotih sooryah svaahaa Om Sooryo varcho jyotir varchah svaahaa Om Jyotih sooryah sooryo jyotih svaahaa Om Sajoordevena savitraa, Sajoorushsendravatyaa jushaanah sooryo vetu svaahaa O Supreme Being, Pervader of all moving and stationary things! I make this oblation in exultation over the sun and other luminous bodies. I make this oblation by the grace of the Divine Being Who gives us all knowledge and Who enables us to impart knowledge to others. I make this oblation in the name of the Self-Effulgent One Who is the Source of all light. I make this oblation in the name of the Divine Being Who pervades the sun and other luminous bodies and the atmosphere and Who is Friend of all. May that very Being be the object of my realization.

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Saayang Kaal Ke Mantra

Recite the following after noon only making one oblation of ghee and saamagree with each mantra: Om Agnirjyotir jyotiragnih svaahaa Om Agnirvarcho jyotirvarchah svaahaa Om Agnirjyotir jyotiragnih svaahaa Om sajoordevena savitraa sajooraatryendravatyaa jushaano agnirvetu svaahaa Fire is light. All light emanates from fire and the light of fire emanates from the Self-Effulgent Being. I make this oblation in the name of that SelfEffulgent Being. Fire is luster. This luster emanates from the Illustrious One. Fire is light. All light emanates from fire and the light of fire emanates from the SelfEffulgent Being. I make this oblation in the name of that Self-Effulgent Being. The setting sun also reflects the Self-Effulgent Being and even so does the splendour of the night. I realize the presence of the Almighty in both these phenomena. May my desires be accordingly fulfilled.

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Saayang Praatah Ke Mantra

Oblations to be made morning and afternoon with ghee and saamagree: Om Bhooragnaye praanaaya svaahaa Idam agnaye praanaaya idam na mam Om Bhuvarvaayave-paanaaya svaahaa Idam vaayave-paanaaya idam na mam Om Svaraadityaaya vyaanaaya svaahaa Idam aadityaaya vyaanaaya idam na mam Om Bhoorbhuvah svaragni vaayvaadityebhyah praanaapaanavyaanebhyah svaahaa Idam agnivaayvaa dityebhyah praanaapaan vyaanebhyah idam na mam Om Aapo jyoteeraso-mritam brahma bhoorbhuvah svaro svaahaa Om Yaam medhaam devaganaah pitarashchopaasate tayaa maamadhya medhayaagne medhaavinam kuru svaahaa Om Vishvaani deva savitar duritaani paraa suva yad bhadram tanna aasuva svaahaa Om Agne naya supathaa raaye asmaan vishvaani deva vayunaani vidvaan yuyodhyasmajjuhuraanameno bhooyishthaan te nama uktim vidhema svaahaa I make this oblation in the name of the Self-Effulgent Being, the Giver of vigorous life and not for myself. I make this oblation in the name of the Divine One, the Supporter of the atmosphere and the Giver of the lower breath and not for myself.

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I make this oblation in the name of the All-Blissful One, the Giver of allpervading breath and not for myself. I make this oblation in the name of the Supreme Being, theProtector of all, AllPervading, Self-Luminous, the Cause of creation, Immortal, Greatest of all things, the Support of all things and All-Blissful. O Self-Effulgent One! May You grant me that wisdom and enlightenment which the sages and elders of yore valued so much. O Radiant Divinity Cause of all manifestations in the universe, remove all evils from us, and endow us with all that is noble. O Self-Effulgent Being, All-Holy and Knower of all things! Lead us through the path of goodness to prosperity and knowledge and keep us away from all evil deeds. To achieve this end may we always comtemplate Your Divine nature and be always happy.

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Pratijyaahuti Mantra

Recite this mantra only in congregational Havans In large Havans oblation is to be made with the following mantra: Om Agne vratapate vratam charishyaami tatte prabraveemi tachchakeyam; tenardhyaasamidamaham anritaatsatyamupaimi svaahaa Idam agnaye idam na mam O Self-Effulgent Being, Lord of the holy ordinances! I shall observe the vow of truthfulness in thought, word and deed. May you enable me to successfully observe this vow of truthfulness.

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Gaayatree Mantra

Recite thrice making one oblation on each occasion: Om Bhoor bhuvah svah tat saviturvarenyam bhargo devasya dheemahi dhiyo yo nah pracho dayaat svaahaa O Supreme Being, Cause of all manifestation in the universe, Source of existence, intelligence, and bliss! We meditate upon Your adorable nature. May You illumine and inspire our intellect.

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Namaskaar Mantra

One oblation with the following: Om Namah shambhavaaya cha mayobhavaaya cha namah shankaraaya cha mayaskaraaya cha namah shivaaya cha shivataraaya cha svaahaa We acknowledge You O Peaceful Being, the Eternal Source of joy and happiness. We acknowledge You O Giver of peace and spiritual well-being! We acknowledge You O Blissful One, nay still more Blissful Being Who fulfils our material and spiritual desires. Ever and ever more do we acknowledge and recognize You.

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Poornaahuti Mantra

Recite thrice making three oblations with all ghee and saamagree: Om, Sarvam poorna gvam svaaha Now verily all this has come to an end

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Shesh Ghrit Chhorne Kaa Mantra

Make oblation with remaining ghee skimmed from water vessel. Om Vasoh pavitramasi shatadhaaram, vasoh pavitramasi sahasr dhaaram; devastvaa savitaa punaatu vasoh pavitrena shatadhaaren supvaa kaamadhukshah By selfless action are all things maintained. By selfless action and by maintenance of the eternal code of morality do we attain purity. May we find an example of selfless action in the countless forces of nature. May You O Self-Effulgent One, Maintainer of the countless forces of nature! Lead us on the path of nobility and on to true scientific knowledge as contained in the Vedas.

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BRAHMA STOTRA

Namaste sate te jagat kaaranaaya Namaste chite sarvalokaashrayaaya Namodvaita tattvaaya mukti pradaaya Namo brahmane vyaapine shaashvataaya Salutations to You O Supreme One! Eternal Lord, Cause and Support of the Universe. Salutations to You, O Source of consciousness, Source of happiness and Giver of Bliss. Over and over again we salute You, O Allpervading One. Tvamekam sharanyam tvamekam varenyam Tvamekam jagatpaalakam svaprakaasham Tvamekam jagat kartri paatri prahartri Tvamekam param nishchalam nirvikalpam You alone are Our Protector and the Maintainer of the universe. You are Self-Effulgent. You alone are the Cause of, the Sustainer and the Dissolver of the universe. You are the Greatest of all, Unchangeable and Formless. Bhayaanaam bhayam bheeshanam bheeshanaanaam Gatih praaninaam paavanam paavanaanaam Mahochchaih padaanaam niyantri tvamekam Pareshaam param rakshanam rakshanaanaam You are feared by the fearless. You are the Ruler of rulers and the Highest of the high. You are the Protector of protectors, the Purity in the purest ones and the Way of all mankind. Vayam tvaam smaraamo vayam tvaam bhajaamo Vayam tvaam jagat saakshiroopam namaamah Sadekam nidhaanam niraalambmeesham Bhavaam bhodhipotam sharanyam vrajaamah

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You are always present in our minds. May we always study Your divine nature and may we adore You alone on the basis of the testimony of the manifest universe. You are the support of all but Yourself Self-supporting. O Supreme One! You alone are Our Guide in the sea of life. May we realize You. Na tasya kaschit patirasti loke Na cheshitaa naiva cha tasya lingam Sa kaaranam karnaadhipaadhipo Na chaasya kaschit janitaa na chaadhipah There is no one above You and no ruler greater than You. You are Formless and without an image. You are the Cause of all causes and You are unborn. Tameeshvaraanaam paramam maheshvaram Tam devataanaam paramam hi devatam Patim pateenaam paramam parastaad Vidaam devam bhuvanesha meedyam You are the Lord of all lords. Only You are worthy of contemplation and study by all great men. You are the Master of masters. O Ruler of the universe! May we always recount your attributes and think of You. Tvameva maataa cha pitaa tvameva Tvameva bandhush cha sakhaa tvameva Tvameva vidyaa dravinam tvameva Tvameva sarvam mam deva deva You alone are Our Mother and You alone Our Father, You alone are OurRelative and Our Greatest Friend. You alone are Our Wealth and Knowledge You are our all in all, and our only Deva

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ORDER OF BHAJANS

Bhajan No. 1............................................................................................................Aaj Mil 2............................................................................................Swaagat Saba Jan 3...................................................................................Praano Samaan Pyaaraa 4...............................................................................Tere Poojan Ko Bhagvaan 5...................................................................Nar Naaree 6.....................................................Uth Jaag Musaaphir 7..Vishvapati Ke Dhyaan Me 8..Tumhaaree Kripaa Se 9..Sharan Prabhuki 10...He Jagat Pitaa Bhagvaan 11Eeshvar Kaa Jap 12.Huaa Dhyaan 13Sharan Apnee 14Jai Jai Pitaa 15.Ajab Hairaan 16..He Dayaamaya 17Om Anek Baar Bol 18....Tum Ho Prabhu Chaand 19.Too Hai Sachchaa Pitaa 20...Prabhu Jee Teree Mahimaa 21...Chanchal Man 22..Man Kee Aankhe Khol 23...Om Naam Kaa Jhandaa Pyaaraa 24..Vijayee Vishva 25...Dayaanand Ke Veer 26Dayaanand Agar Too 27...Bhaarat Ke Ik Brahmachaaree 28...Sakal Jagat Ko 29Patito Ko 30.Vachan Doge 31....Vachan Detaa Hoo

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32.Aaj Ghar Shaanti Huee 33..Dukh Door Kar Hamaare 34.........................................Pitu Maatu Sahaayak 35.......................................................................Karo Hari 36...........................................................Pitajee Tum 37.......................................................Pitajee Karoon 38..........................................................Jeev Re Jeevan 39........................................................Ik Aisaa Desh 40.Gaayatree Gaan 41.Nirbal Ke Praan 42..Miltaa Hai Sachchaa 43.......................................................................................................AARTEE

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Bhajan #1 Aaj Mil


Aaj mil sab geet gaao us prabhu ke dhanyavaad Jiska yash nit gaate hai gandharva guneejan dhanyavaad Mandiro me kandiro me parvato ke shikhar par Dete hai lagaataar sow sow baar munivar dhanyavaad Aaj mil sab geet gaao us prabhu ke dhanyavaad Karte hai jangal me mangal paksheegan har shaakh par Paate hai aanand mil gaate hai svar bhar dhanyavaad Aaj mil sab geet gaao us prabhu ke dhanyavaad Kooe me taalaab me sindhu kee gahree dhaar me Prem-ras me tript ho karte hai jalchar dhanyavaad Aaj mil sab geet gaao us prabhu ke dhanyavaad Shaadiyo me, jalsayo me yajna owr utsov ke aadi Meethe svar se chaahiye kare naaree nar sab dhanyavaad Aaj mil sab geet gaao us prabhu ke dhanyavaad

Let us all assembled today give thanks to that Supreme Being, Whose glory is sung daily by pious, learned men. In mandirs, in caves, and on the tops of mountains, the learned ones shower gratitude on Him profusely. On many a branch, the birds make merry in the forests and in full voice, give thanks to Him. In wells and ponds, and even in the great depths of rivers, the aquatic animals too sing in their contentment give thanks to Him. And so should we all, too, in weddings, fairs at yajnas, and happy occasions in a sweet and melodious voice express our gratitude to the Divine Being.

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Bhajan #2 Swaagat Saba Jan


Swaagat saba jan isa mandir ho bhakti swaati kaa neer, Sundar sumadhur gaanhanaaro ranjit hiradya peer. Eeshha sagun nirgun avinaashee maat pita aru yaar, Tor bhaye hama vatsa sadaa hee taar hame sansaar. Veda kubhaavan door bhagaave aaya yahaa par pyaar, Deva Dayaanand prema viveke vishva rahe ik taar. Teertha bhayaa yaha gota lagaave punya yahaa parasaar, Sangati santan prem chalaave pher saba haar May all be welcome to this mandir to partake of the sweetness of this devotion May this melodious tune eradicate the pains of our heart May the Almighty Father and our parents and friends help us to overcome worldly sufferings May the Veda (Knowledge) help us to get rid of undesirable habits and may love be present among us May the whole world be united in love and understanding as preached by Swami Dyanand In the pilgrimage of this gathering of good and virtuous people may we derive blessings, and may brotherly love and replace disharmony

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Bhajan #3 Praano Samaan Pyaaraa


Praano samaan pyaaraa kul ho sadaa hamaaraa. Maanav samaaj saara pyaaraa bane hamaaraa. Baadhan kataanhaaraa kul ho sadaa hamaaraa. Ham sab sapoot tere hai sadaa adhaaraa. Sampark prem hove kalhaadi kaa mitaaraa. Jag rang-manch yah hai mit khel kaa lakhaaraa. Ravi chandra jot bhaave gun gaan sab tihaaraa. Lobhaadi shatru heyaa antah-karan ujaaraa. Mandir padhaar devaa too hee yahaa hamaaraa. Chahuor shaantimaya ho vipdaa lakhe kinaaraa. Rishi-bhakt bhaavnaa ho guroo hai vahee hamaaraa.

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Bhajan# 4 Tere Poojan Ko Bhagavaan


Tere poojan ko bhagavaan, banaa man-mandir aaleeshaan Tere poojan ko bhagavaan, banaa man-mandir aaleeshaan Kisne dekhee teree maayaa Kisne bhed teraa hai paayaa Kisne dekhee teree maayaa Kisne bhed teraa hai paayaa Rishi-muni hare kar dhyaan banaa man-mandir aaleeshaan Tere poojan ko bhagavaan, banaa man-mandir aaleeshaan Kisne dekhee teree soorat Kown banaae teree moorat Kisne dekhee teree soorat Kown banaae teree moorat Too hai niraakaar bhagvaa banaa man-mandir aaleeshaan Tere poojan ko bhagavaan, banaa man-mandir aaleeshaan Yah sansaar hai teraa mandir Too ramaa hai iske andar Yah sansaar hai teraa mandir Too ramaa hai iske andar Karte rishi-muni sab dhyaan banaa man-mandir aaleeshaan Tere poojan ko bhagavaan, banaa man-mandir aaleeshaan Too har gul me, too bulbul me Too har shaakh me, too har paat me Too har gul me, too bulbul me Too har shaakh me, too har paat me Too har dil me prabhu ko maan banaa man-mandir aaleeshaan Tere poojan ko bhagavaan, banaa man-mandir aaleeshaan Saagar teree shaan badhavee Parvat teree shobhaa gave Saagar teree shaan badhavee Parvat teree shobhaa gave Tere roop anoop mahaan banaa man-mandir aaleeshaan Tere poojan ko bhagavaan, banaa man-mandir aaleeshaan

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Toone raajaa rank banaae Toone bhikshuk raaj bithaaye Toone raajaa rank banaae Toone bhikshuk raaj bithaaye Teree leelah eesh mahaan banaa man-mandir aaleeshaan Tere poojan ko bhagavaan, banaa man-mandir aaleeshaan Jhoothe jag kee jhoothee maayaa Moorakh isme kyo bharmaayaa Jhoothe jag kee jhoothee maayaa Moorakh isme kyo bharmaayaa Kar kuchh jeevan kaa kalyaan banaa man-mandir aaleeshaan Tere poojan ko bhagavaan, banaa man-mandir aaleeshaan Tere poojan ko bhagavaan, banaa man-mandir aaleeshaan

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Bhajan #5 Nar Naaree


Nar-naaree sab praatah shaam Bhaj lo pyaare Om kaa naam Om naam kaa pakar sahaara Jo hai sachchaa pitaa hamaaraa Vah hee hai mukti kaa dhaam Bhaj lo pyaare Om kaa naam Kaisaa sundar jagat rachaayaa Soorya chaand aakaash banaayaa Gun gaataa hai jagat tamaam Bhaj lo pyaare Om kaa naam Prithvee owr pahaar banaae Nadiyaa naale khoob sajaae Bin kar karm kare nishkaam Bhaj lo pyaare Om kaa naam Rishiyo muniyo ne hai dhyaayaa Ant kisee na uskaa paayaa Karte hai usko parnaam Bhaj lo pyaare Om kaa naam Man apne ko shudh banaao Vishay-vikaaro se bach jaao Vedo kaa yah hee pharmaan Bhaj lo pyaare Om kaa naam Heeraa janm ganvaao na tum Nandalaal ghabraao na tum Sandhyaa karo subah owr shaam Bhaj lo pyaare Om kaa naam

O Beloved men and women! Sing the name of Om morning and evening. Take refuge in the Supreme Being Who is our true father for that is the pathway to happiness How wonderful is the world, the sun, moon and skies! The entire world is evidence of his power He has made the earth and mountains. He has given us the beautiful rivers and streams. All this has He given selflessly.

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The wise and noble ones have meditated upon Him but no one has been able to comprehend Him Yet all acknowledge the Supreme Being Make your minds pure and avoid worldly pleasure and disorder for this is the injunction of the Vedas Dont live in confusion and waste your precious life Commune with the Self-Existent morning and evening

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Bhajan #6 Uth Jaag Musaaphir


Uth jaag musaaphir bhor bhaee ab rain kaha jo sovat hai Jo jaagat hai so paavat hai Jo sovat hai so khovat hai Tuk neend se aakhe khol zaraa Owr apne eesh se dhyaan lagaa Yah preeti karan kee reeti nahee Prabhu jaagat hai too sovat hai Jo kal karnaa hai aaj kar le Jo aaj karnaa hai ab kar le Jab chiriyo ne chug khet liyaa Phir pachtaae kyaa hovat hai Naadaan bhugat karnee apnee Ai papee paap me chain kaha? Jab paap kee gathree sees dharee Phir sees pakar kyo rovat hai? O traveller! Why are you asleep? Awake and rise for it is already day and there is no sign of darkness. He who is awake finds something. He who is asleep loses something. Open you eyes from your half-sleep and give some thought to the Supreme Being. The world is not a place entirely for enjoyment The Almighty is awake, it is you who are asleep Whatever is to be done tomorrow, do it today, and whatever is to be done today, do it now. When opportunity is lost why do you repent? O sinner! Where is the satisfaction in your foolish actions? When the knot of sin strangles you why do you hold your head and cry?

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Bhajan #7 Vishvapati Ke Dhyaan Me


Vishvapati ke dhyaan me jisne lagaaee ho lagan; kyo na ho usko shaanti kyo na ho uskaa man magan Kaam, krodh, lobh, moh, shatru hai ye mahaabalee; inke hanan ke vaaste jitnaa ho tujhse kar yatan Aisaa banaa svabhaav ko chitt kee shaanti se too paidaa na ho eershaa kee aag dil me kare nahee jalan mitrataa sabse man me rakh tyaag ke vair bhaav ko chhor de terhee chaal ko theek kar apnaa too chalan Usse adhik na hai koee jisne rachaa hai yah jagat Uskaa hee rakh too aasraa uske hee too pakar sharan Chhor de raag dvesh ko man me too uskaa dhyaan kar tujh pai dayaalu hoenge nischaya hai yah parmaatman Aap dayaasvaroop hai aap hee kaa hai aasraa kripa kee drishti keejie mujh pai jab ho samai kathin Man me mere ho chaandnaa moksh kaa raastaa mile maar ke man jo kevalaa indriyo ko kare daman

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Bhajan #8 Tumhaaree Kripaa Se


Tumhaaree kripaa se jo aanand paayaa vaanee se jaaye vah kyokar bataayaa nahee hai yah vah ras jise rasnaa chaakhe nahee roop uskaa kabhee drishti aayaa Nahee hai yah vah gandh jo ghraan jaane tvachaa se na jaaye yah chhooaa chhuaayaa sankhyaa me aanaa asambhav hai uskaa dishaakaal me bhee rahe na samaayaa Tujhsaa na daataa hai tujhsaa na daanee itnaa baraa daan jisne dilaayaa atma unnati me tumhaaree dayaa se meree zindagee ne ajab paltaa khaayaa Sat, chit, aanand owr anant svaroop mujhe mere anubhav ne nishchaya karaayaa Goonge kee rasnaa ke sadrish ameechand kaise bataaye ki kya ras uraayaa

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Bhajan #9 Sharan Prabhu Kee


Sharan prabhu kee aavo re yahee samaya hai pyaare Chhal-kapat owr jhoot ko tyaago, satya me chitt lagaao re Udaya huaa Om naam kaa bhaanu Aao, darshan paao re Paan karo is amrit-phal ko, uttam padvee paao re Hari kee bhakti bin nahee mukti, drirhavishvaas jamaao re Maanush janma amol hai yah, vrithaa na ise ganvaao re Kar lo naam hari kaa simaran, ant ko na pachhtaao re Dhanya daya jo sabko paale, mat usko bisraao re Chhote-bare sab milkar khushee se, gun eeshvar ke gaao re

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Bhajan #10 He Jagat Pitaa Bhagvaan


He jagat pitaa bhagvaan, hame do jyaan too eeshvar pyaaraa Duniyaa me ek sahaaraa Bachpan me hosh na aayaa hai jeevan me paap kamaayaa hai ab jaaoo kahaa vishayo ne mujhko maaraa Duniyaa me ek sahaaraa Dil meraa to yah kahtaa hai too man-mandir me rahtaa hai din raat bhataktaa rahaa mai dar-dar maaraa Duniyaa me ek sahaaraa Paapo se bhagvan hame bachaa vedo ka sachchaa bhakt banaa paakhand jhoot se sab hee kare kinaaraa Duniyaa me ek sahaaraa Majdhaar me hai beraa meraa kripaa kar aashraya hai teraa Nandalaal paap me betaa jeevan saaraa Duniyaa me ek sahaaraa

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Bhajan #11 Eeshvar Kaa Jap


Eeshvar kaa jap jaap re man, vrithaa kaahe ko janma ganvaave Deenaanaath dayaalu svaamee, pargat sab jaa aap re Sarva vyaapak kee poojaa kar, door hove dukh taap re Kar sandhyaa owr parh gaayatree, mit jaave santaap re Chhor asat ko sat graham kar, Nasht hove sab paap re Khush ho kar prabhu bintee sun le, bekas kare vilaap re

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Bhajan #12 Huaa Dhyaan


Huaa dhyaan me eeshvar ke jo magan use koee klesh lagaa na rahaa Jab jyaan kee gangaa me nahaaya to man me mail zaraa na rahaa Paramaatmaa ko jab aatmaa ne liyaa dekh jyaan kee aankho se Prakaash huaa man me uske koee usse bhed chhipaa na rahaa Purushaarth hee is duniyaa me har kaamnaa pooree kartaa hai Manchaahaa sukh usne payaa jo aalsee ban ke paraa na rahaa Dukhadaayak hai sab shatruhai, vishay hai jitne duniyaa ke Vah paar huaa bhavsaagar se jo jaal me inke phansaa na rahaa Yah ved virudh jab mat phaile patthar kee poojaa jaaree huee Jab ved kee vidyaa lop huee to jyaan kaa paanv jamaa na rahaa Yahaan bare-bare mahaaraaj hue balvaan hue vidvaan hue Par mowt ke panje se keval koee rachnaa me aake bachaa na rahaa

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Bhajan #13 Sharan Apnee


Sharan apnee me rakh leeje dayaamai daas hoo teraa, tumhe tajkar kahaan jaaoo hitoo ko owr hai meraa? Bhataktaa hoo mai muddat se nahee aaraam paataa hoo, dayaa kee drishti se dekho nahee to doobtaa beraa Sataayaa raag-dvesho ne tapaayaa teen taapo-ne, dukhaaya janma mrityu kaa huaa behaal hai meraa Dukho ko metne vaalaa tumhaaraa naam sunkar mai, sharan me aa giraa ab to bharosaa naath hai teraa Bare apraadhhain mere phakat ab aas hai teree, dayaa baldev par karke banaa le naath nij cheraa

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Bhajan #14 Jai Jai Pitaa


Jai jai pitaa param aananddaataa, jagadaadi kaaran, mukti-pradaataa Anant owr anaadi visheshan hai tere, too shrishti kaa srashtaa too dhartaa sanhartaa Sookshma se sookshma too hai sthool itnaa, ki jisme yah brahmaand saaraa samaataa Mai laalit va paalit hoo pitri-sneh kaa, yah praakrit sambandh hai tujhse taataa Karo shudh nirmal meree aatmaa ko, karoo mai vinay nitya saayang va praatah Mitaao mere bhay aavaagaman ke, phiroo na janma pataa owr bilbilaataa Binaa tere hai kown deenan kaa bandhu, ki jisko mai apnee avasthaa sunaataa Amee ras pilaao kripa karke mujhko, rahoo sarvadaa teree keerti ko gaataa

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Bhajan #15 Ajab Hairaan


Ajab hairaan hoo bhagvan tumhe kyokar rijhaaoo mai kooee vastu nahee aisee jise sevaa me laaoo mai Karoo kis tarah aavaahan ki tum mowjood ho har jaa niraadar hai bulaane ko agar ghantee bajaaoo mai Tumhee ho moortio me bhee tumhee vyaapak ho phoolo me, bhalaa bhagvaan par bhagvaan ko kaise charhaaoo mai? Lagaanaa bhog kuchh tumko yah ik apmaan karnaa hai khilaataa hai jo sab jag ko use kaise khilaaoo mai? Tumharee jyoti se roshan hai sooraj chaand owr taare mahaa andher hai tum ko agar deepak dikhaaoo mai Bhujaae hai na seenaa hai, na gardan hai na peshaanee too hai nirlep naaraayan, kaha chandan lagaaoo mai?

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Bhajan #16 He Dayaamaya


He dayaamaya ham sabo ko shuddhataaee deejie, door karke har buraaee ko bhalaaee deejie Aisee kripaa owr anugrah ham pai ho paramaatmaa ho sabhaasad is sabhaa ke sab ke sab dharmaatmaa Ho ujaalaa sab ke man me jyaan ke prakaash se Owr andheraa door saaraa ho avidyaa-naashse Khote Karmo se bache owr tere gun gaae sabhee chhoot jaae dukh saare sukh sadaa paae sabhee Saaree vidyaao ko seekhe jyaan se bharpoo ho shubh karma me hoe tatpar dusht gun sab door no Yajna havan se ho sugandhit apnaa bhaaratvarsh desh vaayu-jal sukhdaaee hoe jaae mit saare klesh Ved ke prachar me hoe sabhee purusharthee hoe aapas me preeti owr bane paramaarthee Lobhee owr kaamee krodhee kooe bhee ham me na ho sab vyasno se bache owr chhor deve moh ko Achchhee sangati me rahe owr ved marg par chale tere hee hoe upaasak owr kukarmo se bache Keejie keval kaa hriday shuddh apne jyaan se maan bhakto me barhaao sabkaa bhakti daan se

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Bhajan #17 Om Anek Baar Bol


Om anek baar bol prem ke prayogee hai vahee anaadi naad nirvikalp nirvivaad Bhoolte na poojyapaad veetaaraag yogee dhyaan me dhare virakt bhaav se bhaje subhakt Tyaagte aghee ashakt poch paap rogee Om Om praatah shaam jo jape bisaar kaam To bane vivek-dhaam mukti kyo na hogee?

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Bhajan #18 Tum Ho Prabhu


Tum ho prabhu chaand mai hoo chakoraa tum ho kamal phool mai ras kaa bhowraa Jyoti tumhaaree kaa hoo mai patangaa aanand-dhan tum ho mai van kaa moraa Jaise hai chumbak se lohe kee preeti aakarshan kare mohe lagaataar toraa Paanee binaa jaise ho meen vyaakul vaise hee tarpaae tumharaa bichhoraa Ik boond jal kaa mai pyaasaa hoo chaatak amrit kee karo varshaa haro taap moraa

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Bhajan #19 Too Hai Sachchaa


Too hai sachchaa pitaa sare sansaar kaa, Om pyaaraa, too hee too hee hai rakshak hamaaraa. Chaand sooraj sitaare banaae prithvee aakaash parvat sajaae, ant paayaa nahee teraa paayaa nahee paarvaaraa; too hee too hee hai rakshak hamaaraa. Too hai sachchaa pitaa sare sansaar kaa, Om pyaaraa, too hee too hee hai rakshak hamaaraa. Paksheegan raag sundar hai gaate jeeva-jantu bhee sir hai jhukaate, usko hee sukh milaa teree raah par chalaa jo pyaaraa; too hee too hee hai rakshak hamaaraa. Too hai sachchaa pitaa sare sansaar kaa, Om pyaaraa, too hee too hee hai rakshak hamaaraa. Paap paakhand ham se chhuraao ved marg pai hamko chalaao lage bhakti me man kare sandhyaa havan jagat saaraa; too hee too hee hai rakshak hamaaraa. Too hai sachchaa pitaa sare sansaar kaa, Om pyaaraa, too hee too hee hai rakshak hamaaraa. Apnee bhakti mere man lagaanaa kasht nandalaal ke sab mitaanaa, dukhiyaa kangaalo ka owr dhanvaalo ka too sahaaraa; too hee too hee hai rakshak hamaaraa. Too hai sachchaa pitaa sare sansaar kaa, Om pyaaraa, too hee too hee hai rakshak hamaaraa.

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Bhajan #20 Prabhu Jee Teree Mahimaa


Phalo me amrit too bharaa, phoolo bharee sugandh, Baag-bageeche gaa rahe tere geet svachhand. Prabhu jee teree mahimaa aparampaar Bhaanti-bhaanti ke phool jo saare, jinkaa vaar na paar; Prabhu jee teree mahimaa aparampaar Ravi-shashi owr taare saare, chamkat hai din raat; Prabhu jee teree mahimaa aparampaar Chaahe sheetal pavan chalaa de, chaahe jalan apaar; Prabhu jee teree mahimaa aparampaar Baag me powde seenchat sookhe parvat ajab bahaar; Prabhu jee teree mahimaa aparampaar Nadiyaan naale sab gun gaae jhar-jharajhar din raat; Prabhu jee teree mahimaa aparampaar Mai bhee hoo jeejyaasu svaamee aaee tere dvaar; Prabhu jee teree mahimaa aparampaar Chaahe to dutkaar de bhagvan, chaahe rakh chowkeedaar; Prabhu jee teree mahimaa aparampaar

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Bhajan #21 Chanchal Man


Chanchal man nit Om japaa kar Om japaa kar, Om Pal-pal chhin-chhin gharee-gharee nishidin Om japaa kar, Om Praat samaya kee sukh velaa me Sandhyaa kee pulkit rajnee me Rom-rom se nikle tere Om japaa kar, Om Gahraa saagar tootee naiyaa Jeevan tarnee Om khivaiyaa Paar karenge Om Om japaa kar, Om Saar tattva kee khoj kiye jaa Naam saras-ras roz pie jaa Paar karenge Om Om japaa kar, Om

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Bhajan #22 Man Kee Aankhe Khol


Man kee aankhe khol baabaa, man kee aankhe khol Duniyaa kyaa hai ek tamaashaa chaar dino kee jhotee aashaa Pal me tolaa, pal me maashaa, jyaan-taraazoo haath me leker tol sake to tol, Baabaa, man kee aankhe khol Matlab kee sab duniyaadaaree, Matlab ke hai sab sansaaree Jag me teraa ko hitkaaree! Tan-man kaa sab zor lagaakar naam prabhu kaa bol. Baabaa, man kee aankhe khol

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Bhajan #23 Om Naam Kaa Jhandaa Pyaaraa


Om naam kaa jhandaa pyaaraa, Jhandaa oonchaa rahe hamaaraa Eeshvar kee poojaa sikhlaae, vedo kaa marg batlaae Shantih owr sukh ko phailaae, maanavtaa kaa yah rakhvaaraa Jhandaa oonchaa rahe hamaaraa Vishva-prem kaa path parhaataa, oonch-neech kaa bhed mitaataa, Manush banana hame sikhaataa, sab samjhe sansaar hamaaraa. Jhandaa oonchaa rahe hamaaraa Sabkaa yah kalyaan kareega, jhoot-paap-paakhand haregaa; Ripudal isko dekh daregaa, dukho se hogaa chutktaaraa Jhandaa oonchaa rahe hamaaraa Aao aarya veero aaoo, is jhande kee shaan barhaao Sanskriti apnee phailaao, jaya-jayakaar jag saaraa Jhandaa oonchaa rahe hamaaraa Jhandaa na yah jhukne paae, jaan hamaaree bhale hee jaae Saaree duniyaa me lahraae, laal lagaao prem kaa naaraa Jhandaa oonchaa rahe hamaaraa

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Bhajan #24 Vijayee Vishva


Vijayee vishvaa Om kaa pyaaraa Jhande oonchaa rahe hamaaraa Sadaa shakti barasaane vaalaa, Prem-sudhaa sarasaane vaalaa Veero ko harasaane vaalaa, Aarya jaati kaa tan-man saaraa Jhandaa oonchaa rahe hamaaraa Is jhande ke neeche nirbhaya Lakhkar josh barhe kshan-kshan me, Kaape shatru dehkar man me Mit jaae bhaya sankat saaraa Jhandaa oonchaa rahe hamaaraa Aao, pyaare veero aao Vaidik dharma pai bah-bah jaao Ek saath sab milkar gaao Pyaaraa aaryaavart hamaaraa Jhandaa oonchaa rahe hamaaraa Shaan na iskee jaane paae, Chaahe jaan bhale he jaae Vishva vijay karke dikhalaae Tab hove prun poorna hamaara Jhandaa oonchaa rahe hamaaraa

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Bhajan #25 Dayaanand Ke Veer


Dayaanand ke veer sainik banenge, Dayaanand kaa kaam pooraa karenge, Uthaae dhvajaa dharma kee ham phirenge, Usee ke lie ham jienge marenge. Gunjaaenge vedo ko ham geet gaakar Dikhaaenge duniyaa puraanee banaakar Ujarenge shaharo ko jangal basaakar Bitaaenge jeevan ko sachchaa banaakar Uthaaenge rishiyo kee aavaaz ham Banaaenge phir svarg sansaar ko ham Mitaaenge sab sampradaayo mato ko Banaaenge phir aarya saare jagat ko Vahee premgangaa yahaa phir bahegee Jo sansaar kee taapmaalaa haregee Kahegaa jagat phir sw ik svar me saaraa Vahee vriddh bhaarat guru hai hamaaraa

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Bhajan #26 Dayaanand Agar Too


Dayaanand agar too hame na jagaataa, Jo veda kaa marg hame na bataataa Taraptee thee gowe , rotee thee vidhvaa, Anaatho bechaaro kaa, kyaa kuchh pataa thaa Thaa brahmacharya ko jaanta kaise koee, Jo talvaar ko torkar na giraataa Vah kyaa jaante the tujhe kaashee vaale, Jo shaastraarth karke unho na haraataa Dhanya tujhko rishivar, dhanya teree himmat Dayaanand kyaa thaa gazab kaa bhalaa thaa

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Bhajan #27 Bhaarat Ke Ik Brahmchaaree


Bhaarat ke ik brahmchaaree kee ham kathaa sunaate hai Yogi owr par upkaaree kee ham kathaa sunaate hai Ghar-baar rishee ne chhoraa, eeshvar se naataa joraa Dhan-dowlat kaa moh bhee tyaagaa, grihastha se muh ko mora Chhuaachhoot thee bhaaree, vidhvaa kee aahozaaree, Katatee thee gow bichaaree Dekh dashaa bhaarat kee nayan bhar aate hai Ham kathaa sunaate hai Saare paakhand mitaa ke, vedo kaa naad bajaa ke, Nagar-nagar prachaar kiyaa thaa, eent-patthar khaa ke, Chhuaachoot mitaaee, Sandhyaa karnee sikhaaee, pyaare rishi ne; Kar yaad rishi upkaaro ko ham sab gun gaate hai. Ham kathaa sunaate hai

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Bhajan #28 Sakal Jagat Ko


Sakal jagat ko aarya banaao, karke dharma prachaar, Aarya purush ho, aarya ho naaree, aarya sakal parivaar. Satya-grahan me tatpar hoe, chhor asatya vichaar, Ek prabhu kaa kare sab sumiran, taj ke sab aadhaar Prem-sudhaa me snaan kare sab, tai ke bhed vichaar, Iseeme shubh hai, iseeme shaanti, iseeme sukh kaa saar

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Bhajan #29 SHUDDHI KE BHAJAN Patito Ko


Patito ko hamee uthaavenge, Dalito ko gale lagaavenge Koee achhoot nahee chhorenge, Aarya sabhee banaavenge Parmeshvar ke bhakt banaa ke, Sabko Om japaavenge Chhoot-chhaat kaa bhram mitaa ke, Sab bhaaee ban jaavenge vair virodh hataavenge Prem-preeti kee reeti sikhaa ke Vaidik-dharmee saare ban ke Apnaa zor barhaavenge Dayaanand svaamee kee aajyaa, pooree kar dikhlaavenge

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Bhajan #30 Vachan Doge


Vachan doge jab hamko tabhee preetam kahaaoge karo ikraar pancho me use pooraa nibhaaoge. Pakarkar haath jo meraa mujhe patnee banaanaa hai, To meree kishtee umar kee kinaare par lagaaoge Hamaare vastra bhojan kaa phikar karnaa tumhe hogaa, Vachan-man-karm se pyaare mujhe apnaa banaaoge Vipatti sampatti owr gamee shaadee owr sukh-dukh me, Kabhee kisee haal me mujhse judaa hone na paaoge Javaanee me burhaape me khizaa me owr joban me, Nigaahe-mehar se hardam khushee mujhko dikhaaoge Tijaarat nowkree khetee artha dharma-sambandhee, Karo koee kaam jab jaaree hame pahle jataaoge Jo bigre kaam kuchh mujhse karo ekaant me shikshaa, Magar nandee sahelin me na tum hamko rusaaoge Hame taj owr tiriyaa ko diyaa dil tumne to jaano, Kie apne ko paaoge jo meraa jee jalaaoge Agni kee saakshee dekar jo ardhaanginee kiyaa mujhko, To phir baldev apne baae mujhko bithaaoge

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Bhajan #31 Vachan Detaa Hoo


Vachan detaa hoo mai tujhko tujhe pyaaree banaaoongaa, Magar mai chand baato kaa ahad tujhse karaaoonga Tujhe mai dharma kee khaatir jo ardhaanginee banaataa hoo, Ahad taa-umar apne se na pag peechhe hataaoongaa Magar taameel hukmo par mere rahnaa kamarbastaa, Huee is kaam me galtee to phir neechaa dikhaaoongaa Sivaa mere owr nar koee chaahe kitnaa ho behtar, Huee kabhee khvaab me khvaahish to dil tumse hataaoonga Griha-aashram ke lie tujhko kiyaa sangin va sahdharmin, Kathin is dharma aashram ko tere bin kar na paaoonga Vipati sampati me har dam hamaare saath me rahnaa, Guzaaraa usme hee karnaa ki jo kuchh mai kamaaoonga Dagaa rakho jo kuchh dil me to apne dil ko tum jaano, Magar mai dharma se apnaa vachan pooraa nibhaaoongaa Vachan baldev ke itne jo hai sveekaar sat chitse, To phir dil-jaan se pyaaree teree khidmat bajaaoongaa

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Bhajan #32 Aj Ghar Shaanti Huee


Aj ghar shaanti huee Tusee gaavo mangalaachaar, aj ghar Shaanti huee; svasti vaachan owr shaanti-paath sab sun kar hue prasann chitt ab; Dhan-dhan he kartaar Aj ghar shaanti huee Ham sab ko prahbu sharan me levo, Saare hee sukh ham ko devo; Dukh ke mochan haar Aj ghar shaanti huee Sukh de ham ko yah jag saaraa, Dukh hove ham sab se nyaaraa; Teeno taap prabhu taar Aj ghar shaanti huee Soorya-chandra owr yah taare; Deve sukh har prakaar Aj ghar shaanti huee Abhayam mitraad abhayam-mitraad, Abhayam jyaataad abhayam parokshaat; Hove abhaya sansaar Aj ghar shaanti huee Dyowh shaantih, antarikshagvam shaantih, Dyaavaa shaantih, prithivee shaanti Shaanti jal kee phuhaar Aj ghar shaanti huee Owrshadhi shaanti vanaspati shaanti Vishve devaah cha brahma shaantih Shaanti ho sow baar Aj ghar shaanti huee Pashyem sharadah shatam Jeevem sharadah shatam Shudh hove vyavahaar Aj ghar shaanti huee Shrinuyaam sharadah shatam Adeenah syaam sharadah shatam Hove na laachaar Aj ghar shaanti huee Saare ral mil aanand gaavo Aj din tum yah mubaarak paavo Gal phoolo ke haar Aj ghar shaanti huee

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Bhajan #33 Dukh Door Kar Hamaara


Dukh door kar hamaara, sansaar ke rachaiyaa, Jaldeese do sahaaraa, manjhdaar me ha naiyaa Tum bin koee hamaaraa, rakshak nahee yahaapar Dhoondhaa jahaan saaraa, tumsaa nahee rakhaiyaa Duniyaa me khoob dekhaa, aankhe pasaar karke Saathee nahee hamaaraa, maa baap owr bhaiyaa Sukhke sabhee hai saathee, duniyaake mitrasaare Teraahee naam, pyaaraa, dukh dard ke bachaiyaa Duniyaame phans hamko haasil huaa na kuch bhee Tere binaa hamaaraa, koee nahee sunaiyaa Chaaro taraphse hampar, gamkee ghataa hai chhaaee Sukhkaa karo ujaalaa, prakaashke karaiyaa Achchhaa buraa hai jaisaa, raajee mai raam rahtaa Cheraachai yah tumhaaraa sudh levo sudh lavaiyaa

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Bhajan #34 Pitu Maatu Sahaayak


Pitu maatu sahaayak svaamee sakhaa Tum hee ik naath hamaare ho jinke kachhu owr adhaar nahee tin ke tum hee rakhavaare ho Sab bhaanti sadaa sukhdaayak ho dukh durgun naashan-haare ho pratipaal karo sagre jag ko atishaya karunaa ur dhaare ho Bhulihai ham hee tum ko tum to hamree sudhi naahi visaare ho upkaaran ko kachhu ant nahee chhin hee chhin jo vistaare ho Mahaaraaj mahaa mahimaa tumharee samjhe virle budhi vaare ho shubh shaantiniketan Prem nidhe! Man-mandir ke ujiyaare ho Is jeevan ke tum jeevan ho in praanan ke tum pyaare ho tum sow prabhu paaya prataap haree Kehi ke ab owr sahaare ho

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Bhajan #35 Karo Hari


Karo hari naiyyaa meree paar Tum bin kown bachaavan haar Vah jag paaraavaar Paap pralobhan injin bhagvan Kheenchi karee manjhdaar Man kevat, maayaa ke mad me Gheraa panch makaar Dheelee paree surat kee doree Svaamin tumhe bisaar Baar-baar takrat dusah dukh Toot gayaa patvaar Naav puraanee jhaanjhari ho gaee Kshan me dooban haar Ballee haath gaho karunaakar Paar karo karttaar Take my boat to the other side, O Eternal One Without You who is able to guard against loss in the waters of the world The currents of sin and temptations are strong The mind is only in the intoxication of illusion and caught-up in sensual enjoyment The thread of recollection hangs loosely and we tend to forget You Over and over we suffer intolerable trouble for the rudder is broken The boat has become an old sieve and in a little while will sink Now that we are caught we cry out Take us across O Eternal One!

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Bhajan #36 Pitaajee Tum


Pitaajee tum patit-uddhaaranhaar Deen-sharan, kangal ke svaamee, dukh ke mochanhaar Is jag maayaa jaal bhraman me, soojhe na saar asaar; Satya jyaan bin andh sam dole, kare asatya aachaar; Paap-pravaah bhayankar jal me, ddobat hai majhdhaar; Tumharee dayaa bin ko samrath hai, kare deen ko paar

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Bhajan #37 Pitaajee Karoon


Pitaa jee karoo tumhe mai pyaar Tumhee deva hamaare man ke Tan ke tum aadhaar Phoolo kee raigandh tumhee ho vidyaa ke aagaar Tarni tej ke traataa tum ho vedo ke suvichaar Jeevan deen-heen ke ho tum sakal jagaat ke saart Pralaya samaya me ek tumhee bas karte dayaa apaar Jal, thal, nabh me vaas tumhaara tan-man me sanchaar Lok-lok me satya tumhaaraa Kan-kan me vistaar

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Bhajan #38 Jeev Re Jeevan


Re man mere moorkha, moh ke bandhan tor; Yah jeevan din chaar hai prabhu se naataa jor Jeev re jeevan hai sangraam Is jeevan ke andar jeev re, kaam karo mishkaam Jeev re jeevan hai sangraam Ko nishkaam karegaa jeev re, paaegaa amrit dhaam Jeev re jeevan hai sangraam Amrit dhaam pad nirvana, paaegaasvarga sthaan Jeev re jeevan hai sangraam Is jeev ke andar jeev re, apnaa aap pahchaan Jeev re jeevan hai sangraam Jo koee apnaa aap pahchaane, jijyaasu mard maidaan Jeev re jeevan hai sangraam

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Bhajan #39 Ik Aisaa Desh


Ik aisaa desh basaae Jahaa prem kee bahe surasree aanand kee ho ghataae, Sukh sampatti kee varshaa ho nit tyaag kee chale havaae; Ghar-ghar me ho havan sugandhit vedo kee ho richaae Aangan-aangan baalak khele, ghar-ghar me ho gaaye; Paraspar saare milkar baithe, eershyaa dvesh mitaae Vedaamrit ko peekar vichre, kadamb vriksh kee chhaae; Ho yah desh svarg ke sadrish, dekhe sab harshaae May this land be so peopled that love will flow and happiness may not diminish May joy and prosperity be showered every day and austerity prevail May sweet smelling incense burn in every house and may Veda mantras be sung May children be held in warm embrace and there be music in every home May all mix freely with no thought of ill-will and anger May all move freely enjoying the protection of true knowledge and May this country be heavenly with unbounded joy

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Bhajan #40 Gaayatree Gaan


Om ho rakshak hamaare Sab guno kee khan ho Bhoo sadaa sab praaniyo me Pran ke bhee pran ho Bhuvah sab dukho ko karte door kripaanidhaan ho Svah sadaa sukhroop sukhmay sukhad sukhadhi mahaan ho Tat vahee suprasiddh brahma devavarnit saar ho Deva savituh sarva utpaadak ho, paalanhaar ho Shubh varenyam varan karne yogya bhagvan aap ho Shuddh bhargo malrahit nirlep ho nishpaap ho Divyagun devasya divya svaroop deva anoop ke Dheemahi dhaare hridaya me divyagun saba aapke Dhiyo yo nah vah hamaaree buddhiyo kaa hit kare Amar prachodayat nit sanmarg par prerit kare

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Bhajan #41 Nirbal Ke Praan


Nirbal ke praan pukaar rahe, jagdeesh hare, jagdeesh hare Shvaaso ke svar jhankaar rahe, jagdeesh hare, jagdeesh hare Aakash, himaalaya, saagar me, prithvee, paataal charaachar me Yah mangjur bol gunjaar rahe, jagdeesh hare, jagdeesh hare Jab dayaa-drishti ho jaatee hai, sokhee khetee lahraatee hai Is aash se jan uchchaar rahe, jagdeesh hare, jagdeesh hare Sukh-dukho kee chintaa hai hee nahee bhaya hai vishvaas na jaae kahee Toote na, lagaa yah taar rahe, jagdeesh hare, jagdeesh hare Tum ho karunaa ke dhaam sadaa, sevak hai raadheshyaam sadaa Bas, itna sadaa vichaar rahe, jagdeesh hare, jagdeesh hare

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Bhajan #42 Miltaa Hai Sachchaa


Miltaa hai sachchaa sukh keval, bhagvaan tumhaare charano me Yadi vairee sab sansaar bane, meraa jeevan mujh par bhaar bane Chaae mowt gale kaa haar bane, rahe dhyaan tumhaare charano me Kahee sankat ne aa gheraa ho, chaahe chaaro or andheraa ho Par chitt na dagmag meraa ho, rahe dhyaan tumhaare charano me Kahee agni pareekshaa me jalnaa ho, chaahe kaato par bhee chalnaa ho Chaahe chhor ke desh bichhurnaa ho, rahe dhyaan tumhaare charano me

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Bhajan #43 AARTEE


Om Jai jagdeesh hare, Svaamee jai jagdeesh hare Bhakta jano ke sankat Bhakta jano ke sankat Kshan me door kare Om Jai jagdeesh hare Maat pitaa tum mere Sharan gahoo kiskee Svaamee sharan gahoo kiskee Tum bin owr na doojaa Tum bin owr na doojaa Aas karoo jiskee Om Jai jagdeesh hare Tum pooran paramaatmaa Tum antaryaamee Svaamee tum antaryaamee Paarbrahma parameshvar Paarbrahma parameshvar Tum sabke svaamee Om Jai jagdeesh hare Tum karunaa ke saagar Tum paalankartaa Svaamee tum paalankartaa Deen dayaalu kripaaloo Deen dayaalu kripaaloo Kripaa karo bhartaa Om Jai jagdeesh hare

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Vishai vikaar mitaao Paap haro devaa Svamee paap haro devaa Shraddhaa bhakti barhaao Shraddhaa bhakti barhaao Santan kee sevaa Om Jai jagdeesh hare Om Jai jagdeesh hare, Svaamee jai jagdeesh hare Bhakta jano ke sankat Bhakta jano ke sankat Kshan me door kare Om Jai jagdeesh hare May the Supreme Being, Lord of the World be ever victorious. May He remove in an instant the misfortunes of the pious ones. O Supreme One! Youa re our Mother and our Father, whose shelter and protection we seek. There is no other but You, on whom we may place our hope. You are the Perfect One, The All-Everlasting One. The Supreme Soul, the Supreme Being. You are the Protector of all. You are the Ocean of Mercy. You are the Preserver of all. Have mercy on us O Supreme Being and destroy our sensuality and defects. And may You increase the sum of goodwill and devotion for the benefit of pious people.

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MEALTIME MANTRA

Om Annapatey nnasya no dehya nameewasya shushminah Prapra daataarang taarisha urjanno dhehi dvipade cha-tushpade

O Almighty One, Lord of food! We partake of this meal by Thy grace. May we use those foods that are healthy-giving free from disease, pure and nourishing. May this food help us to overcome our difficulties and may all bipeds and quadrupeds derive benefit therefrom.

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BEDTIME MANTRAS

Om Yajjaagrato dooramudaiti daivam Tadu suptasya tathaivaiti Doorangamam jyotishaam jyotirekam Tanme manah shivasankalpamastu

That celestial entiry (the mind) which goes far when man is awake and wanders similarly while he is asleep and which travels far and wide is the only one light of all lights. O Lord! May that mind of mine be possessed of noble intentions.
Om Yena karmaanyapaso maneeshino Yajne krinvanti vidatheshu dheerah Yadapoorvam yakshmantah prajaanaam Tanme manah shivasankalpamastu

Through whose agency the patient wise men perform their works and which is mysterious and is seated in the innermost recess of all creatures: O Lord! May that mind of mine be possessed of noble intentions.
Om Yatprajnaanamuta cheto dhritishcha Yajjyotirantaramritam prajaasu Yasmaanna rite kinchana karma kriyate Tanme manah shivasankalpamastu

That which is endowed with the faculties of cognition, recollection and retention and that which is the immortal light placed within the self of all creatures and that without whose agency no work can be accomplished. O Lord! May that mind of mine be possessed of noble intentions.
Om Yenedam bhootam bhuvanam bhavishyat Parigriheetam-amritena sarvam Yena yajyastaayate saptahotaa Tanme manah shivasankalpamastu

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That immortal substance by which all events of the past, present, and future are fully comprehended and which presides over the senses and the intellect: O Lord! May that mind of mine be possessed of noble intentions.
Om Yasminnrichah saam yajoogvmshi Yasmin-pratishthitaa-rathanaa bhaavivaaraah Yasminshchittagvam sarvamotam prajaanaam Tanme manah shivasankalpamastu

That mind in which the Vedas, Shastras and all other knowledge find repose and which is so spacious as to accommodate all forms of knowledge and science, by means of which all intelligent persons meditate: O Lord! May that mind of mine be possessed of noble intentions.
Om Sushaarathirashvaaniva yanmanushyaan Neneeyate bheeshubhirvaajina iva Hrit pratishtham yadajiram javishtham Tanme manah shivasankalpamastu

As the skilful charioteer controls his horses by the use of his reins so does a controlled mind take man to his desired goal. This mind which reposes in the heart is most swift and never ages: O Lord! May that mind of mine be possessed of noble intentions.

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LAST FOUR MANTRAS FROM THE RIG VEDA

Om sam samidyuvase vrishannagne vishvaanyarya aa Ilaspde samidhyase sano vasoonyaabhar O Powerful, Noble and Illustrious Supreme Being! You unite and bring together all things and You are present in the whole universe. May You grant us all forms of shelter, success, and prosperity. Om sangachchdvam sam vaddhvam sanvo manaasee jaantaam Devaa bhaagam yathaa poorve sam jaanaanaa upaaste O Devotees! Move towards one common goal; speak pleasantly to each other and let your minds be all of one accord to acquire knowledge of various sciences, and like the enlightened Seers of yore, you ought to meditate upon Me alone who am the only real object of your devotion. Om samaano mantrah samitih samaanee samaanam manah sah chittmeshaam Samaanam mantrambhimantraye vah samaanen vo havishaa juhomi O Devotees! Let your thoughts be alike and the place of your assembly ought to be common. Your minds should be of one accord and let your hearts be united. I (Your Guiding Light) initiate you in the common inspired hymn and provide all of you with common objects of acceptance and offering. Om Samaanee vah aakotih samaanaa hridayaani vah samaanamastu vo mano yathaa vah susahaasati O Devotees! Let your objects of life be the same; let your hearts and minds be united so that there may be an excellent common status of life for all.

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AATMAA-NIVEDAN (Self Dedication)

Om bhoor bhuvah svah tat saviturvarenyam bhargo devasya dheemahi Dhiyo yo nah pracho dayaat O Supreme Being, Cause of all manifestations in the universe, Source of existence, intelligence, and bliss! We meditate upon your adorable nature. May you illumine and inspire our intellect. Om asato maa sad-gamaya Tamaso maa jyotir-gamaya Mirtyor maamritam-gamaya Lead us from falsehood unto truth; from darkness unto light and from death to immortality. Om Tejo-si tejo mayi dhehi Veeryamasi veeryam mayi dhehi Balamasi balam mayi dhehi Ojo-syojo mayi dhehi Manyurasi manyum mayi dhehi Saho-si saho mayi dhehi Thou art Light, may I shine in the light of truth; Thou art Infinite Energy, may I grow inner strength; Thou art Supreme Power, may I be possessed of the great power of truth; Thou art Inner Awareness, may I ascend inwardly; Thou art Supreme Justice, may I inhere in justice Thou art Infinite Patience, may I be patient Om sah naavavatu sah now bhunaktu sah veeryam karavaavahai Tejasvinaavdheetam-astu maa vidvishaavahai

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May You protect s and enable us to serve each other with love and, enjoying the fruits of this earth, gain strength together. May our learning make our lives glorious and may we bear no ill-will towards each other. Our Sarve bhavantu sukhinaah Sarve santu niraamayah Sarve bhadraani Pashyantu Maa kaschit dukha maapanuyaat May all be happy, my all be free from disease. May all realize goodness and may no one suffer from pain. Om Shantih Shantih Shantih

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SHAANTI PAATH (Peace Chant)

Om Dyowh shaanti Antarikshagvam shaantih Prithivee shaanti Raapah shaanti Roshadhayah shaantih Vanaspatayah shaanti Vishve devaah shaanti Brahma shaantih Sarvagvam shaantih Shaantihreva shaantih Saa maa shanti redhi Om Shantih! Shantih! Shantih! May there be peace in te heavenly regions May there be peace in the atmosphere May peace reign on earth May the water be soothing and may the medicinal herbs be healing May the plants be the Source of peace to all May all enlightened persons bring peace to us May the Vedas (Knowledge) spread peace throughout May all other objects give us peace and May that peace even bring peace and May that peace come to us forever. May there be Peace, Peace, Peace Namaste

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OM VEDIC RULES OF MORALITY

The Yamas (Abstensions) 1. Ahinsaa Abstension from Violence 2. Satyam - Abstension from untruthfulness in thought, word and deed 3. Asteyam Abstension from dishonesty 4. Brahmacharya Abstension from self-indulgence 5. Aparigraha Abstension from attachment and fickleness

The Niyamas (Observances) 1. Showcham - Purity in body and mind 2. Santosh - Contentment 3. Tapah Perseverance in virtuous deeds despite handicaps 4. Svaadhyaaya Study of self, acquisition of knowledge and teaching 5. Eeshvar Pranidhaan Devotion to spiritual matters

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10 Principles of Arya Samaj

Krinvanto Vishvam Aryam

Make This World Noble

1. God is the primary cause of all that is known through spiritual and physical sciences. 2. God is existent, intelligent and blissful. He is formless, omnipotent, just, kind, unborn, endless, unchangeable, beginningless, unequalled, the support of all, the Lord of all, omnipresent, immanent, unageing, immortal, fearless, eternal, holy, and the creator of the universe. He alone should be communed with. 3. The Veda is the scripture of all true knowledge. Reading, teaching, hearing and making others hear the Veda is the first duty of all Aryans. 4. For accepting Truth and rejecting falsehood one should always be prepared. 5. All work should be done in keeping with righteousness after due reflection over right and wrong. 6. To do good to the whole world is the main object of this organization i.e. to improve physically, spiritually and socially. 7. One should have dealings with all in accordance with love, law and propriety. 8. Dispelling of ignorance and promoting of knowledge should be done. 9. Nobody should remain contented with his own prosperity but the individual prosperity should be considered in the prosperity of all. 10. All men should be bound in following altruistic, social rules and in every rule of welfare let all be free

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Vedic Wedding Ceremony

Swagat & Introduction (Welcome) Welcome and greetings are extended to the bridegroom, bride, family and friends. Kanya Agaman (Arrival of the Bride) The bridesmaids and the father escort the bride to the Mandap (nuptial canopy). Jai Mala (Exchange of Garlands) The priest guides the couple to the Mandap (nuptial canopy). Bride welcomes Groom with a floral garland and Groom garlands Bride. This exchange symbolizes formal acceptance and respect. Prarthna Mantra (Prayer) Chanting of the great Gayatri mantra to invoke the blessings of the supreme Lord. Madhupak (Offerings) Bride offers the mixture of honey and yogurt to the groom. Honey symbolizes the sweetness of eternal love and yogurt for the sake of his eternal good health and nutrition. Aachman (Purification) Sipping the water three times for the purification of the heart and body. Agni Pradipan Kindling of sacred fire. The wedding is made solemn before Agni (fire), the symbol of knowledge, power, and purity, as a principle witnesses to the ceremony. Kanya Daan (Giving hand of bride)

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The prime wealth of a Hindu household is the daughter (Kanya), who symbolizes the Hindu Goddess of Wealth (Lakshmi). Brides parents will place her hands into Grooms and pour holy water over them to finalize the gesture of gift giving (transfer of wealth). Brides father requests Groom to accept his daughter as an equal partner in all walks of life. It is noted in Vedic scriptures that there is no "Daana" (gift) greater than Kanya Daan (giving a daughters hand in marriage). Groom promises to accept Bride as his equal life partner. Jaya Home (Offerings) Offerings in to sacred tire emphasize the couples joint responsibility in maintaining the love and dignity of their union. Paani Graham (Accepting the Hand) The bridegroom holds the hand of the bride and both of them solemnly pledge before God that they have become one and will forever love each other and remain mutually devoted for the remainder of their lives. Pledges (Exchange of vows) The priest reads the solemn union declaration. The bride and bridegroom exchange the holy marriage vows. Groom: I take your hand in mine, for the attainment of prosperity and offspring. May you enjoy long life and happiness with me. By the grace of God and blessings o fall assembled, you have become my life partner and wife. You are my lawful wife and I am your lawful husband. Bride: I take your hand in mine in pursuit of righteousness for the benefit of both our families. I will stand by you. May we be provided with prosperity and offspring and may I keep you splendidly radiant as the rays of the sun. Mangal Phera Brides brother puts rice in the hands of Bride & Groom to offer to Agni (the Lord of Fire) who dispels darkness and ignorance while leading into light and knowledge. The couple then walks around the sacred fire. Each round represents the four basic goals of human life: Dharma: Moral sense to lead a good life Artha: Financial prosperity Kama: Blessing for strong, virtuous children and to share the responsibilities of home
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Moksha : Self restraint and eternal physical, mental and spiritual strength Together the four goals symbolize the couple's commitment to each other, the community and the cosmos. During the first three rounds Bride leads Groom and during the last round Groom leads. Shila Rohan A rock is placed in the north east comer of the Mandap. While Bride places her right foot on the piece of rock, Groom recites a hymn the Ashma Bhava. The statement is to encourage his wife to be as strong as the rock, to be firm towards any difficulties of life they may face together. Rice and flowers are sprinkled on the couple by her parents, relatives and friends. Saptapadi (Seven steps) The bride and groom take seven steps forward together, symbolizing the beginning of their journey through life. These steps signify the guiding principles of life. Each of these steps represents the vows made by the couple: Together we will love, cherish and respect one another from this day forward, for better for worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness or in health ... forever. Together we will create a home full of joy and laughter, where we find serenity and strength. Together we will share a steadily deepening love, which grows in understanding and unselfishness. Together we will embrace each other's family as well as our own yet to come. Let us have a measure of patience and forgive with grace. Together we will develop a sense of value that we may care for people more than possessions, for honor more than honors, and for the dimensions of a home more than the details of a house. Let us forever be best friends and partners, share each other's ideas and ideals. The couple is now united and will pray for the blessings from God. The father-in-law offers the bride a sacred necklace.
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Sindhoor Daan The bridegroom puts Sindhoor (Red Powder) in the parting of the bride's hair and welcomes her into his life as his eternal partner. The newly wedded couple touches the feet and takes blessings from the parents of both families. Akhand Subhagyavati Married women from the bride's family come forth to wish her eternal happiness. Aashirvaad All guests and relatives recite a hymn with the priest to wish the couple good luck, prosperity and a long, happy married life together. Shaantih Path Hymn of peace

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