Here is an example I took from another post here:
bhaskaraya vidmahe mahaddyutikaraya dhimahi |
tanno adityyah pracodayat
There are lots of variants of this formula. What is the context in which this formula is used and what does it mean?
Any god worshipped in a format can have a basic name being referred to (1 vidmahe). He has another name or description or attribute (2 dheemahi). May he grant us progress (3 prachodayath).