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It took a lot of work, but through careful searching of the Oxford's Rig Veda translation through Google Books, I was able to compile most of the Anukramani's sage and deity information, except for some hymns in books 8 and 9 as I'll describe below. So without further ado, here's the list of seers and deities for each Book of the Rig Veda, in PDF format: ...


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Don't believe blindly what you see on internet. Hinduism or सनातन धर्म (Sanātana Dharma) can't be false as name itself says it is eternal and has "Dharma" in it. Hinduism is confusing for some people because they don't read scriptures in Sanskrit or in other language with proper interpretations of Guru or Acharyas. To understand Hinduism properly, first you ...


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No. Sanātana Dharma doesn't allow chanting "translation" of Veda Mantras. Samhitas are core portions of Vedas. They are directly heard by sages in deep tapasya (transcendental meditation). One must chant these Veda mantras exactly how those Rishis heard. Hence Vedas are called Shruti (that which is heard). Mrityunjaya Mahamantra or any Veda mantra must be ...


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What is a Mantra? The definition of Mantra is Mananat Trayate Iti Mantrah The repetition of which protects or liberates one is called a Mantra (one of many possible translations) Traditionally Mantra's are the ones commonly chanted by priests. But most saints say that the most powerful mantra is just chanting the name of your Ishta Deva. Sri Swami ...


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The Mahamrityunjaya Mantra In Devanagari script: ॐ त्र्यम्बकं यजामहे सुगन्धिंम् पुष्टिवर्धनम् । उर्वारुकमिव बन्धनान् मृत्योर्मुक्षीय माऽमृतात् ।। In English script: om tryambakaṃ yajāmahe sugandhiṃ pushtivardhanam ǀ urvārukamiva bandhanān mrityormukshīya mā'mritāt ǁ This is Great Death-conquering Mantra, also called the Tryambakam Mantra, is a ...


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The proper practice to be followed in the use of the Mrityunjaya Mantra is described in this excerpt from the Rudra Samhita of the Shiva Purana. The sage Dadhichi once got into a fight with a king named Khshuva. Kshuva easily overpowered Dadhichi, so Dadhichi's ancestor Sukracharya (guru of the Asuras) came and magically healed his wounds, and then told ...


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You can chant following mantras daily: Gayatri Mantra ॐ भूर्भुव: स्व: तत्सवितुर्वरेण्यं । भर्गो देवस्य धीमहि, धीयो यो न: प्रचोदयात् ।। Panchakshara Mantra ॐ नमः शिवाय ।। Raam Naam राम राम.... In case you have time then you can either read the Hanuman Chalisa or hear the Hanuman chalisa from .mp3 player (The best one is Gulshan Kumar's Hanuman ...


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The Aditya Hridayam, meaning heart of Surya, is a hymn to Surya the sun god that the sage Agastya told Rama on the battlefield of Lanka right before his battle with Ravana, as described in the Yuddha Kanda of the Ramayana. Here is what Agastya tells Rama: O Rama, the mighty armed! Hear the following eternal secret, by which you can conquer all the ...


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We do have a "bhojan mantra" which we should chant before eating food: ओम् यन्तु नदयोः वर्षन्तु पर्जंया सुपिप्पला ओषधयोः भवन्तुः । अन्नवताम् ओदनवताम् मामिक्षवताम् एशाम् राजा भूयासन् ।। ओदन् मुत्ब्रुवते परमेष्ठीवा एषः यदोदनः । परमामेवैनम् श्रियंगमयति ।।1।। Om Yantu Nadyo Varshantu Parjnyah Supipala Aosadhyao Bhavantu । AnnVata ...


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The meaning of "Om Tat Sat" is given by Shri Krishna in the Bhagavad Gita. Om denotes Brahman, Tat (that) also means Brahman like in the popular mahavakya of the Upanishad Tat twam asi (you are That), and Sat (truth) also means Brahman. So these are the three names of Brahman, the absolute truth: oṁ tat sad iti nirdeśo brahmaṇas tri-vidhaḥ smṛtaḥ ...


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From Markendya Purana there is Argalastrotram created by Vishnu sage. There is a verse in that. Taken from Durga saptashati of Markandeya Purana . पत्नीं मनोरमाम देहि मनोवृत्तानुसारिणिम तारिणीमदुर्गसंसारसागरस्य कुलोद्भवाम patnim manoramaam dehi manovrittanusarineem taarineem durgasansar sagarasye kulodbhavaam Give me a wife in harmony with ...


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The sloka is from the Pandava Gita. It was said by Gandhari & addressed to Lord Krishna. Gandhari Uvacha:- (Queen Gandhari said:- ) Thwameva matha cha pitha thwameva, Thwameva bhandusha , sakha thwameva, Thwameva vidhya, dravinam thwameva, Thwameva sarvam mama deva deva. 27 Of my god of gods, you are my mother and father, You are my ...


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srI: shrI hayagrIva stOtram srImathE rAmAnujAya nama: AzhhvAr emperumAnAr jIyar thiruvadigaLE sharaNam http://acharya.org/sloka/vdesikan/HayagreevaStotram-eng.pdf || shrI hayagrIva stOtram || shrImAn vEngkaTanAthArya: kavitArkika kEsarI | vEdAntAchAryavaryO mE sannidhattAm sadA hrudi || ज्ञानानन्दमयं देवं निर्मलस्फटिकाकृतिम् । आधारं सर्व विद्यानां ...


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First of all to which deity a revealed Veda mantra is addressed to is known by looking at 'Devata' of the mantra. Each revealed Veda mantra has a 'Rishi' denoting sage who heard the mantra, 'Chhanda' denoting in which meter is that mantra revealed and 'Devata' to whom deity is a mantra addressed. So, it is not that one ...


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The verse occurs in this chapter of the Srimad Bhagavatam. Here is what the sons of Rishabha tell Nimi (the solar dynasty king whom I discuss here): I consider that one whose intelligence is constantly disturbed by his falsely identifying himself with the temporary material world can achieve real freedom from fear only by worshiping the lotus feet of the ...


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Here is the Source of this Verse from Brihad-Aranyaka Upanishad असतो मा सदगमय ॥ तमसो मा ज्योतिर्गमय ॥ मृत्योर्मामृतम् गमय ॥ Meaning: 'Lead me from the unreal to the real! Lead me from darkness to light! Lead me from death to immortality!' Now when he says,' Lead me from the unreal to the real,' the unreal is verily death, the real immortality. He ...


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Yes, that's true. Usually three forms of chanting (japa) are mentioned in scriptures. From Tantra SAra: NijakarnAgocharohayam Sajapo MAnasah Smrito | UpAnsunijakarnasya Gocharaha Parikirtitaha || MantromucchArayedvAchA Sajapo VAchika Smrito | ........................ When the chants are completely done in one's mind and they are not ...


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I just found that mantra in Patha Bheda of First Anuvaka of Mahanarayana Upanishad. Mahanarayana Upanishad contains some Gayatri Mantras and it looks like some variants/lections include this mantra as follows: गायत्र्याः । तत्पुरुषाय विद्महे महादेवाय धीमहि । तन्नो रुद्रः प्रचोदयात् ॥ २३॥तत्पुरुषाय विद्महे वक्रतुण्डाय धीमहि । तन्नो दन्तिः प्रचोदयात् ॥ ...


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Mantras are classified as either masculine, feminine or neuter. Swaha type mantras are feminine and Namaha type are neuter. Swaha is used in havi, homa or yajnas to offer oblations to gods where as Swadha is used to offer oblations to pitars or manes: svāha devahavirdāne praśastā sarva karmasu piturdāne svadhā [BVP - 2.40.6] Meaning Swaha is ...


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It is (Shanti patha of) Shri Rudram Chamakam From Yajurveda Where is it located in scriptures? Yajurveda has two primary version: Shukla Yajurveda, Krishna Yajurveda There are four shakha of Krishna Yajurveda The Taittiriya Shakha The Maitrayani Shakha The Caraka-Katha Shakha The Kapisthala shakha And Taittiriya Shakha constitue Shri Rudram Chamakam. (...


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The mantra you mentioned isn't actually part of the Rudram. The Rudram and Chamakam constitute Prapathaka 5 and Prapathaka 7 of the Fourth Kanda of the Taittiriya Samhita of the Yajur Veda. In contrast, the mantra you're looking for is from Prapathaka 3 of the Third Kanda of the Taittiriya Samhita: iii.3.2 vāyúr hiṃkartā́gníḥ prastotā́ prajā́patiḥ ...


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The mantra being chanted is "oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya", which means "Om! Salutations to Bhagavan Vāsudeva." Bhagavan literally means the one who has wealth, but in this context it means "supreme being". And Vāsudeva is a name of Vishnu. In any case, this mantra occurs in the very first verse of the Srimad Bhagavatam, which says this: oṁ namo ...


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In Sanskrit grammar, each सुबन्त (grossly interpreted as a noun) has 7 (+1) cases and its form will vary as per the case. This is unlike Hindi (which uses something similar to the prepositions in English) but many south-indian languages will find similarities in the different forms and modifications of the words. So the word सवितृ is the root of a ऋ-कारन्त ...


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It occurs in this chapter of the Narada Purana: The immutable, the consort of Vishnu, the wife of Shambhu, minaketana, smriti, mamsa adorned with indu with manu and with the moon in the crest, Ganapati in the dative, then at the end vara veranda be added, then at the end of sarva one should utter janam, then add me vasham anaya bring them all to my ...


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Refer to this article by the Kamakotimandali : According to it, the following texts either mention it or discuss things associated with it (like Pathoddhara of the Mantra-- getting the correct formation--whether Rama will come first or Krishna --- things like that): Sanat Kumara Samhita (which is a Pancharatra Agama), 2. Radha Hridaya (a Tantric work, not ...


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Yes, the sanskrit word Bhuta can have different meanings e.g. 1. For addressing happened in past, 2. For Pancha Mahabhuta (five elements - Agni, Vayu, Jala, Prithivi and Aakash) and 3. For living beings. More accurate translation would be "becoming" or manifasting. Here it's used to address living beings. According to Sanskrit Dictionary: bhūta भूत ...


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Yes, you can chant the following mantras before eating food. Bhagavad Gita 3:13: यज्ञ शिष्ठा शिनः षन्तो मुच्यन्ते सर्व किल बिशैहि | भुन्जते ते त्वघं पाप ये पचन्त्यात्मा कारणात || Translation: The devotees of the Lord are released from all kinds of sins because they eat food which is offered first for sacrifice. Others, who prepare food ...


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The power of the Gayatri mantra is explained in the Brahma Sutras, the Chandogya Upanishad and the Brhadaranyaka Upanishad. The Brhadaranyaka Upanishad (V.xiv.1.) says (Swami Madhavananda translator): 'Bhumi' (the earth), 'Antariksa' (sky) and 'Dyaus' (heaven) make eight syllables, and the first foot of the Gayatri has eight syllables. So the above three ...


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The Upanishads say that the Vedas are Om. Om is the Vedas. Why prayers and rites are started with Om is explained in Taittiriya Upanishad I.viii.1. (Swami Gambhirananda translator) - "...A Brahman, when about to recite the Vedas utters Om under the idea, 'I shall attain Brahman'. He does verily attain Brahman." At the end of his commentary on this verse, ...


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There is no purpose behind these classifications it is just a way of dividing stanzas and collection of verses in Sanskrit language. Suktam/Sukta refers to a vedic hynm of unmanned composition, since vedas are apaurusheya they are of divine origins (It is best way to worship a deity but for word of caution it is only meant for dwijas If you don't have had ...


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