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Vedic Family Prayer

All the members of a family should meet once a day for family prayer God’s blessings comes to the family that prays daily as a unit. By daily family prayer, humility, good conduct, and love for God become apparent and mutual affection, goodwill and co-operative spirit lead to family solidarity.

All the members of the family, big and small, must participate in the prayer at a convenient time. Visitors and servants present should be also included. All should assemble after washing their hands and face and sit or stand in a convenient posture with the palms of the two hands clasped in a “Namaste” position. Then a lamp should be lit and with quietness and peace of mind, the prayers should be said sincerely and solemnly.

The prayer set out here is made up Universal Prayer, Prayer for Family Welfare, Meal time Prayer, Arti and Shanti Path. Prayer for Health should be done for sick member in the family.

UNIVERSAL PRAYER

Om Bhur bhuvah swah, tatsavitur
varenyam bhargo devasya dhimahi
dhiyo yo nah prachodayat.

O God, The Giver of life. Remover of pains and sorrows Bestower of happiness, and Creator of the Universe Thouart most luminous, pure and adorable .We meditate on Thee May Thou inspire and guide our intellect in the right direction.

Om vishwani deva savitar duritani parasuva
Yad bhadram tanna asuva.

O Lord! The Creator of the Universe, remove all forms of vice and sorrow from us. Give us those qualities that are enobling.

Om agne naya supatha raye asman vishwani
deva vayunani vidwan. Yuyo dhyasma jjuhurana
meno bhuyishthane nama uktim vidhema.

O luminous God! Lead us to the noble path of Thy devotion and grace; Lord! Thou knowest all our deeds. Remove from us all our vice and sins. We offer in every way our homage and salutations to Thee

Om asato ma sad gamaya.
Tamaso ma jyotir gamaya,
Mrityorma amritam gamaya

O Lord! Lead us from untruth to truth Lead us from darkness to light Lead us from death to immortality

Sarve bhavantu sukhinah
Sarve santu niramayah
Sarve bhadrani pashyantu
Ma kashchit dukha mapnuyat

O Lord! in Thee may all be happy May all be free from misery may all realize goodness, and may no one suffer pain.

PRAYER FOR FAMILY WELFARE

  1. Om anuvratah pituh putro matra bhavatu sammanah. Jaya patye-madhu matim vacham vadatu shantivam.
  2. Om ma bhrata bhrataram dwikshan ma swasara muta swasa. Samyanchah savrata bhutva vacham vadata bhadraya.
  3. Om samani prapa sahavo nna bhagah samane yoktre sahavo yunajmi Samyancho agnim saparyatara nabhimiva bhitah

O supreme and merciful Lord, we, the members of this family, have assembled here to offer our prayers to Thee. Grant us wisdom and understanding for the promotion of mutual love and affection. May there be complete absence of hatred and may harmony prevail among all the members of the family. May the interaction between the members of this family and others be full of justice, love and mercy. May the younger members of the family be polite, respectable and dutiful and may all speak the truth seasones with sweetness.

O merciful Father/Paramatma, free us of ailments and worries and help us enjoy good health up to hundred years. May we work together with joint effort to achieve success in our undertakings with Your help. May we obtain all our earnings by honest means and may we enjoy them by sharing with others.

ARTI

Om jay jagdish hare, swami jay jagdish hare,
Bhakt janon ke sankat, kshan men dur kare.
Jo dhyava phal pave, dukh vinse man ka,
Sukh sampati ghar ave, kasht mite tan ka.
Mat pita tum mere, sharan gahun kiski,
Tum bin our na duja, as karun jis ki.
Tum puran paramatma, tum antaryami,
Param brahma parameshwar, tum sab ke swami.
Tum karuna ke sagar, tum palan karta,
Mein sevak tum swami, kripa karo bharta.
Tum ho ek agochar, sab ke pran pati
Jis vidhi milun dayamay, aisi do sumati
Deenbandhu dukh harta, tum rakshak mere;
Karuna hasta badhao, sharan pada tere.
Vishay vikar mitao, pap haro deva,
Shraddha bhakti badhao, santan ki seva.

PRAYER FOR HEALTH

  1. Om Bhur bhuvah swah, tatsavitur
    varenyam bhargo devasya dhimahi
    Dhiyo yo nah prachodayat.

    O God, The Giver of life. Remover of pains and sorrows Bestower of happiness, and Creator of the Universe. Thouart most luminous, pure and adorable .We meditate on Thee May Thou inspire and guide our intellect in the right direction.

  2. Om tanupa agne si tanvam me pahi
    Om ayurda agne syayurme dehi
    Om varchoda agne si varcho me dehi
    Om agne yanme tanva unam tanma aprina

    O Lord, make my body healthy, Give me a happy, long life, make me strong, Remove from my body all ailments and weakness

  3. Om tatchakshur devahitam purastat
    chhukram uchcharat Pashyema
    sharadan shatam jivema sharadah shatam
    shrinuyama sharadah shatam prabravama
    sharadah shatam adinah syama sharadah
    shatam bhuyashcha sharadah shatat.

    O Benefactor of Devotees, I concentrate on Thy pure energy. Give me perfect health. May my eyes, ears, tongue and the others organs function in a proper and healthy way for a hundred years. May I not become helpless and dependent during this time. Give me a hundred years of joyous life free from disease.

  4. Om apah shivah shivatamah shantah
    shantastama state krinvantu bheshajam.

    O all pervading Lord, Thou art beneficent, make me good Thou art the Giver of Peace, cure me of my illness By Thy grace may the germ destroying medicines prove effective in curing me speedily.

  5. Om tryambakam yajamahe sugandhim
    pushti vardhanam urvaruk miva
    bandhanan mrityor mukshiya ma amritat

O sustainer of the Three Worlds, Destroyer of illness and Supporter of all! As a ripe fruit gets its release from its pedicel so free us from disease and give us immortal life.

MEAL TIME PRAYER

Om annapate annasya no dehyana mivasya
shushminah, prapradataram tarisha urjam no
dhehi dvipade chatushpade.

O Lord, the Giver of Food! May Thou provide us with healthy and energy-producting food. Grant happiness to those that give in charity. May all living beings be pleased with energy giving food.

SHANTI PATH(HYMN OF PEACE)

Om Dyauh shanti rantariksham shantih
prithivi shanti rapah shanti roshadhayah
shanthih. Vanaspatayah shantir vishwedevah
shantir brahma shantih sarvam shantih
shantireva shantih sa ma shantiredhi.
Om Shantih, Shantih Shantih

There is peace in the heavenly region; there is peace in the atmosphere, peace reigns on the earth, the water is cooling, the herbs are healing, the plants are peace-giving, there is harmony in the celestial objects and perfection in knowledge, everything in the universe is peace, peace pervades everywhere. May that peace come to me!