I heard that some of our ancestors chanted mantras (a few lines) before going to bed and when wake up in the morning. When they wake up in the morning, they first look at their palms and chant something,

I don't know which mantra and the reason from where they followed in our Hinduism.

Could you please provide some explanation on the above one.

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    You can see my answer here for one of the mantras .. It is to be chanted as soon as we wake up in the morning upon seeing the palms
    – Rickross
    Commented Apr 9, 2019 at 5:57
  • I saw your answers and mantras. The [Nitya Karma PujA PrakAsh] Book (on pp 19) mentions the following sloka: however the link couldn't able to redirect.
    – ssr1012
    Commented Apr 9, 2019 at 6:02
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    Here is another link for the same book: dwarkadheeshvastu.com/001-Epics-PDF/Nitya-Karm-Pooja-Prakash/…
    – Rickross
    Commented Apr 9, 2019 at 6:09
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    @Rickross thanks so much.Very good book.
    – user17294
    Commented Apr 9, 2019 at 6:13
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    @ssr1012 Ok but u already know the mantra from my answer .. u can see the transliteration and u'll know how to pronounce it
    – Rickross
    Commented Apr 9, 2019 at 14:26

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Chant Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra before going to the bed and thanks to you God for a beautiful day. In morning try to do Surya Namaskar and Chant Surya Namaskar Mantra. It will give you both physical and spiritual benefits.

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    – Aby
    Commented Apr 11, 2019 at 5:27
  • I am very wonder on your answer, doing and chanting surya namaskar at the time the person awake from bed? (Note I am doing the surya namaskar occasionally in the physical fitness center when time is permits)
    – ssr1012
    Commented Apr 12, 2019 at 7:10

The Mantra to be recited before sleeping is:

Rāmaskandam Hanumantam
Vainatēyam Vṛkodaram
Śayane Yah-Smareṇ-Nityam
Duh-Svapnam Tasya Naśyati

If one remembers Rama, Skanda, Hanuman, Garuda and Bhima daily before sleeping, one’s bad dreams shall be destroyed.

This Sloka calls upon all the powerful entities to wipe out all the bad dreams, and give us a good sleep.

The Mantra to be recited after waking up is:

Karāgre Vasate Lakśmi
Karamadhye Sarasvati
Karamūle Sthitē Gauri
Prabhāta Kara Darśanam

In the tip of my palms resides Lakshmi, in the middle, Sarasvati, and on the bottom, Gauri. Hence, I take Darshana of them in my palms every morning!

  • Alternative versions are Govinda or Brahma instead of Gauri in the third line

This Mantra invokes the three goddesses Gauri, Lakshmi and Sarasvati to bestow auspiciousness upon one every morning.

  • Ramam Skandam Hanumantam
    – user17294
    Commented Apr 20, 2019 at 12:22
  • Morning one I follow from childhood. But I was not aware of the first one (during bed time). thanks for sharing
    – AGupta
    Commented Jun 26, 2020 at 15:13

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