Sanskrit Shlokas that every Hindu should preserve and know

by Devang Vibhakar on February 12, 2009

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Hindu scriptures are written mostly in Sanskrit language. Compilation of Sanskrit words is known as ‘Shloka‘. Bhagwad-Gita, Ramayana, Mahabharat, Rugved, Yajurved are some of the examples of Hindu scriptures written in form of Shlokas. Among all written Shlokas, some are regularly recited by Hindus. I’ve put my efforts here to gather most popular Shlokas that we chant or recite in our daily lives. Some we chanted during our school days as prayers, some are morning Shlokas. Some are dedicated to Gods. At end I’ve also given Namavali (various names) of Lord Vishnu and Lord Ganesha. This is a kind of article that every Hindu should preserve and forward to like-minded.

OM

It’s believed that OM is the powerful mantra to worship GOD.

Strinking the temple’s bell generates OM sound, the same tune we chant OM,

Closing our eyes, taking deep breath and saying OM till all the air is exhausted.

We present all our prayers requests wishes through OM.

SHLOKAS

Shanti Mantra – Om Sahana Vavatu

Om Sahana Vavatu Sahanau Bhunaktu
Sahaveeryam Karavavahai
Tejas Vinavati Tamastuma vidhwishavahai
Om Shanti Shanti Shantihi

Translation:

May He protect both of us. May He nourish both of us.
May we both acquire the capacity (to study and understand the scriptures).
May our study be brilliant. May we not argue with each other. Om peace, peace,  peace.

Ganesha Shlokams

Shuklambara Dharam Vishnum
Shashivarnam Chatur Bhujam
Prasanna Vadanam Dhyayet
Sarva Vignopa Santaye

Translation:

Lord Vigneshwara, who wears a white garment, who is all pervading, who has a bright complexion (like a full moon), who has four hands (representing all power), who has an ever-smiling face, upon that deity I meditate, for the removal of all obstacles.

Sri Vakratunda Mahakaaya
Koti-soorya samaprabha
Nirvighnam kuru me Deva
Sarva-karyeshu Sarvadaa

Translation:

O, Lord Ganesha of the curved trunk and massive body, the one whose splendor is equal to millions of Suns, please bless me to that I do not face any obstacles in my endeavors
Guru Shlokam

Gurur Brahma Gurur Vishnu
Gurur Devo Maheshvarah
Guru Shakshat Param Brahma
Tasmai Sri Gurave Namah

Translation:

Know The Guru To Be Brahma Himself. He Is Vishnu.
He Is Also Shiva. Know Him To Be The Supreme Brahman, And Offer Thy Adoration Unto That Peerless Guru.

Saraswathi Shlokams

Saraswathi Namastubhyam
Varade Kamarupini
Vidyarambam Karishyami
Siddhir Bhavatu Me Sada

Translation:

O Goddess Saraswathi; salutations to you, the giver of boons, the one who fulfills desires.
I shall begin my studies. May there always be accomplishment for me.

Vishnu Shlokam

Shanta Karam Bhujaga Shayanam
Padmanabham Suresham
Vishvadharam Gagana Sadrsham
Megha Varnam Shubhangam
Lakshmi Kantam Kamala Nayanam
Yogibhir Dhyana Gamyam
Vande Vishnum Bhava Bhaya Haram
Sarva Lokaiaka Natham

Translation:

I adore Vishnu, the embodiment of Peace, who sleeps on the serpent,
Whose naval is the lotus of the Universe
Who is the Lord of the Gods, who is the support of the Universe, Who is in the form of Space (the Omnipresent)
Whose color resembles that of clouds, Whose body is auspicious
Who is the Lord of Lakshmi, whose eyes are like lotuses
Who is attainable by Yogis through meditation
Who is the destroyer of the fear of birth and death
And who is the One Lord of all the Worlds

Maha-Mrityumjaya Shlokam

Om Trayambakam Yajamahe
Sugandhim Pushtivardhanam
Urva-rukamiva Bhandhanaat
Mrityor-mukshiya ma amritat
Om Klim Nama Shivaya
Om Shanthi Shanthi Shanthihi

Translation:

We worship the three-eyed One (Lord Shiva), Who is fragrant and Who nourishes all beings;
may He liberate me from death, for the sake of Immortality, even as the cucmber is severed from its bondage of the vine.  Om Peace, Peace, Peace

Navagraha Shlokam

Om Namah Sooryaya Chandraya Mangalaya Budhaya Cha
Guru Shukra Shanibhyascha Raahave Ketave Namo Namaha

Translation:

My Salutations to Soorya (Sun), Chandra (Moon), Mangala (Mars) and Budha (Mercury).
I also salute Guru (Jupiter), Shukra (Venus), Shani (Saturn) as well as Rahu and Ketu.

Devi/Durga Shlokam

Sarva-mangala-mangalye Shive Sarvaartha-sadhake
Sharanye Trayambake Gauri Narayani Namostute

Translation:

The one who is the auspiciousness of all that is auspicious (sarvamangalamangalye), the consort of Siva (Sive),
who is the means of accomplishing all desires sarvarthasadhake), who is the refuge of all (saranye),
the three eyed one(tryambake),the fair complexioned one(Gouri), Salutations to you, Narayani(narayani namostute).

Annapoorna Shlokam

Annapoorne Sada poorne, Shankara Pranavallabhe
Gyana Vairagya Sidyartham, Bhikshaam Dehi cha Parvati
Mata cha Parvati Devi, Pita Devo Maheswarah
Baandava Shiva Bhaktyascha, Svadeso Bhuvanatrayam

Translation:

O Annapurna, Who art ever full, the beloved life-force of Lord Sankara (Shive, O’ Parvathi – grant me alms that I be firmly established in Knowledge and Renunciation.
Mother is shakti, father is shiva, relatives are the devotees of shiva and own country is all the three worlds

Lakshmi Shlokam

Ya Devi Sarva Bhooteshu Lakshmi Roopena Samsthita
Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namaha

Translation:

Salutations again and again to the Devi who abides in all beings in the form of good fortune.

Hanuman shlokams

Buddhir Balam Yasho Dhairyam
Nir Bhayatvam Arogata
Ajatyam Vak Patutvam Cha
Hanumat Smaranat Bhavet

Manoj-avam Maruti Tulya Vegam
Jitendriyam Bhudhi-mataam Varishtam
Vaataatmajam Vaanara-yoota-mukhyam
Sri Ramadootam Sharanam Prapadye OR Sri Ramadootam Shirasaa Namami

Translation:

I surrender to Hanuman, the messenger of Lord Rama, whose speed is as swift as the mind and as swift as the wind,
who has controlled his sense organs and is the most intelligent among the intelligent ones; who is the son of Vayu and the chief of the monkey tribe.

Prabhata shlokam (Morning Shloka)

Karagre Vasate Lakshmi
Kara Mule Saraswathi
Kara Madhye Tu Govindah
Prabate Kara Darshanam

Translation:

On the tip of your fingers is Goddess Lakshmi; on the base of your fingers is Goddess Sarasvati;
in the middle of your fingers is Lord Govinda. In this manner, look at your palm

Other shlokas

Brahmaarpanam Brahma Havir
Brahmagnau Braahmanaa Hutam
Brahmaiva Tena Gantavyam
Brahma Karma Samadhina

Translation:

Any means of offering is Brahman, the oblation is Brahman, the fire in which the offering is made is Brahman, and the one who offers is Brahman. Such a person who abides in Brahman indeed gains Brahman

Namochcharan

Asato Ma Sadgamaya
Tamaso Ma Jyotir gamaya
Mrityorma Amritam gamaya
Om Shanti Shanti Shantihi

Translation:

Lead me (by giving knowledge) from the unreal to the real; from darkness (of ignorance) to the light (of knowledge); from death (sense of limitation) to immortality (limitless liberation)

Tvameva Mata Cha Pita Tvameva
Tvameva Bandhuscha Sakha Tvameva
Tvameva Vidya Dravinam Tvameva
Tvameva Sarvam mama Deva Deva

Translation:

O Supreme Lord (deva-dev, Master of all demigods), You are our mother, father, brother, and friend.
You are the knowledge and You are the only wealth. You are our everything.

Kaayenavaacha Manasendriyerva
Budhyadmanava Prakrite Swabhavat
Karomi Yadyat Sakalam Parasmai
Narayanayeti Samarpayami

Translation:

Unto Lord Narayana, I dedicate all the acts that I perform with my body, speech, mind, senses and
intellect that are born of deliberation and natural tendencies.

Devi shlokams

Maanikya-veenam Upalaalayanteem
Madaalasaam Manjula-vagvilaasaam
Maahendra-neela-dyuti Komalaangeem
Maatanga-kanyaam Manasaa-smaraami

Translation:

She who plays a Veena* of emerald,
She who is tired with activity,
She who can talk honeyed words,
She who is beautiful,
She who is the daughter of Matanga*,
She who is pretty beyond compare,
I meditate on Thee.

*Veena- a musical instrument
*Matanga- A sage of ancient times

Chaturbhuje Chandra-kalavathamse
Kuchonathe Kumkuma-raga-shone
Pundreshu Pashaankusha Pushpabaana Haste
Namaste Jagatega Mataha

Translation:

Oh, you with the four arms, wearing the digit of the moon,
With raised breasts, whost face is the color of kumkum,
Holding the bow of sugar cane, the pasa, the ankusa and the five flower arrows
I bow down to you, who are the One Mother of the Universe

NAMAAVALI (Different names)
LORD GANESHA

Om  sumukaaya   namah
Om   ekadantaaya   namah
Om   kapilaaya  namah
Om   gajakarnakaaya   namah
Om   lambodaraaya   namah
Om  vikataaya   namah
Om  vignarajaaya   namah
Om  ganaati  paaya  namah
Om  dhoomra ketave  namah
Om  gana dhyakshaaya namah
Om  phala chandraaya namah
Om   vakrathundaaya  namah
Om   skanda poorvajaya  namah
Om   soorpa karnaaya  namah
Om  he rambhaaya   namah
Om  gajananaaya   namah
Om  sri mahagnapataye  namah
Om shanthi shanthi shanthihi

LORD VISHNU

Om   achutaaya  namah
Om   ananthaaya  namah
Om   govindaaya   namah
Om   kesavaaya  namah
Om   trivikramaaya  namah
Om   narayanaaya   namah
Om   vamanaaya  namah
Om   madhavaaya   namah
Om   sreedharaaya   namah
Om   hrishikesaaya  namah
Om   vishnave  namah
Om   padmanabhaaya  namah
Om   madhusoodanaaya  namah
Om   damodharaaya  namah
Om  sri haraaya    namah
Om shanthi shanthi shantihi

{ 86 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Biju Sukumaran April 24, 2009 at 9:00 am

What about the Gayatri Mantra? It’s the oldest, most sacred one!

oṃ bhūr bhuvaḥ svaḥ
tat savitur vareṇyaṃ
bhargo devasya dhīmahi
dhiyo yo naḥ pracodayāt

Translation

Let us adore the supremacy of that Divine Sun, the Godhead, who illuminates all, who recreates all, from whom all proceed, to whom all must return, whom we invoke to direct our understanding aright in our progress towards his holy seat.

And how ’bout my favorite

Aum Asato mā sad gamaya
Tamaso mā jyotir gamaya
Mṛtyormā amṛtam gamaya

From ignorance, lead me to truth;
From darkness, lead me to light;
From death, lead me to immortality

Bṛhadāraṇyaka Upaniṣad 1.3.28

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2 vikas jha December 2, 2010 at 4:59 pm

gayatri mantra is a mantra in which we are neither praising a form of god nor we are demanding any thing from god the thing we are urging for is the help we need to enlighten our own conscience.
translate more shlokas

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3 Biju Sukumaran April 24, 2009 at 9:03 am

oops just saw you already had the last one!

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4 dipanshu June 30, 2010 at 7:08 pm

Awesome!!!!!! Plz send such gud shlokas on vidya n paropkar..on my email. Dipanshuastar@gmail.com

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5 dr.anant choube May 23, 2009 at 1:00 pm

very good efforts for prapogation of hindu philosophy.

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6 Devang Vibhakar July 4, 2014 at 8:36 pm

Thank you Dr. Anant Choube.

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7 Barefoot Gypsy June 18, 2009 at 9:11 pm

I was wondering if you could translate the Acchi Mantra. I can’t seem to find it anywhere.

Om Sarva Buddha Dakini Hri Mama Sakta Soha

I would love to know and I stumbled across your blog looking for any who might. I bookmarked your page here so that I could return to reference the other chants and mantras you have here.

Namaste’
Gypsy

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8 Devang Vibhakar June 19, 2009 at 9:52 am

Hi Gypsy,

I will try to find the same through my resources. Will update the same here only if I get to find it.

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9 sahil February 21, 2013 at 7:18 am

om sarvam gyananandamayam aum gurubyo namha plz tel me the meaning….
nd for wht purpose we chant it????

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10 Barefoot Gypsy June 19, 2009 at 10:52 pm

Thankyou! I really appreciate you taking the time to look.

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11 Sanjeev Shukla (from the North of the Vindhyas) November 12, 2013 at 7:18 am

@Barefoot Gypsy,
1. It is certainly a tantric mantra, but not to please a ghost soul. Dakini, Shakinis, Yakshinis are often worshipped as higher celestial beings (not necessarily benevolent in nature, in fact often with a lower nature or malevolent) who can grant a wishes or accomplishments.
2. Can you share the mantra in the Sanskrit (Devanagari) script? Some elements would become clearer, since the seed mantras within the mantra itself would get delineated.
3. More importantly, the meaning of a tantric mantra is immaterial. It is the play of sound syllables triggering different points in the chakras in a repetitive and systematic fashion that creates the effect. Tantric mantra meanings are meaningless, and the true meaning emerges when the mantra purushcharana is completed (purushcharana is the number of repetitions to master the mantra). Then the mystic import of the mantra is gained and also the effect of the mantra is realized.
4. Vedic Mantras & Pauranic Mantras (as listed above by Devang Vibhakar) are safe to practice. Since this is a tantric mantram, it is not advisable to chant it unless received from a spiritual adept, and better do the sadhana under the guidance of a realized master. If you do not have a Guru or a Master, find one. Or repetitively and with devotion chant simpler mantras till you have an awakening. Preferably also repetitively chant the Kavach (armor) of a deity, which will generate an aura of protection for higher sadhanas. Learn practice of Kavacha and Nyasa from someone (not necessarily a realized soul).
5. Tantric mantras of the ghora nature, release embedded sanskaras and impressions from your deep subconscious, and it is not easy to face the visualizations and impact on the body (physique), the mind, the emotions and the sexual nature. Be sure what you are setting out to do.

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12 Devang Vibhakar June 20, 2009 at 11:20 am

I talked with a person who knows Sanskrit very well and many other shlokas. He doesn’t know perfectly about the roots of this Shloka, but he said that it is a Tantra Shloka, which means that it is used to please a ghost soul or something.

I will try to get the exact meaning of the same though. Let me find a more scholar person who can translate this shloka correctly.

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13 shreya litoria November 6, 2011 at 9:48 am

i really want to appriciete these slokas

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14 Chetna H Kumar July 21, 2009 at 8:37 pm

I just love to praise god by singing shlokas in his honour.
I just love surfing this site to learn a new sloka every day.

Please keep giving more slokas,
Love,
Chetu!

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15 varun July 1, 2010 at 2:54 pm

plz send me shlokas on vidya,teacher,paropkar

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16 smriti pandey July 11, 2010 at 7:56 am

please send me lots of shlokas on vidta,teacher and for good persons

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17 Vikas Tyagi September 4, 2011 at 11:19 am

1. Guru Brahma Gurur Vishnu
Guru Devo Maheshwaraha
Guru Saakshat Para Brahma
Tasmai Sree Gurave Namaha
Meaning:Guru is verily the representative of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. He creates, sustains knowledge and destroys the weeds of ignorance. I salute such a Guru.
2. Akhanda Mandalaakaaram
Vyaaptam Yenam charaacharam
Tatpadam Darshitam Yena
Tasmai Sri Gurave Namaha.
Meaning: Guru can guide us to the supreme knowledge of THAT which pervades all the living and non-living beings in the entire Universe (namely Brahman). I salute such a Guru.
3. Agnyaana Timiraandhasya
Gnyaana Anjana Shalaakayaa
Chakshuhu Unmeelitam Yenam
Tasmai Sri Gurave Namaha.
Meaning: A Guru can save us from the pangs of ignorance (darkness) by applying to us the balm of knowledge or awareness of the Supreme, I salute such a Guru.
4. Sthaavaram Jangamam Vyaaptam
Yatkinchit Sacharaa Charam
TatPadam Darshitam Yena
Tasmai Sri Gurave Namaha.
Meaning: That Guru who can enlighten us about the all pervading consciousness present in all the three world or states (of Jaagrath, Swapna and Sushupti … activity, dream and deep sleep state), I salute such a Guru.
5. Chinmayam Vyaapi Yatsarvam
Trailokya Sacharaa Charam
TatPadam Darshitam Yena
Tasmai Sri Gurave Namaha.
Meaning: That revered Master who directs my attention to the ONE divinity existing in all that is inert (immobile) as well as that which is active (mobile), I salute such a Guru.
6. Sarva Sruti Shiroratna
Viraajita Padambujaha
Vedaantaambuja Sooryo Yah
Tasmai Sri Gurave Namaha.
Meaning: That Guru who is the ocean of the Srutis (Vedas), the Sun of knowledge (who can destroy our ignorance with these rays), I salute such a Guru.
7. Chaitanyah Shaashwatah Shaantho
Vyomaateeto Niranjanaha
Bindu Naada Kalaateetaha
Tasmai Sri Gurave Namaha.
Meaning: That Guru who is the representative of the unchangeable, ever present, peaceful spirit, who is one pointed and beyond the realm of space and time, whose vision is always enchanting, I salute such a Guru.
8. Gnyaana Shakti Samaaroodah
Tatwa Maalaa Vibhooshitaha
Bhukti Mukti Pradaaneyna
Tasmai sri Gurave Namaha.
Meaning: The one who is an ocean of knowledge, who is always in Yoga (in unison With God) who is adorned by the knowledge of the God principle, the One Who can liberate us from this mundane existence, I salute such a Guru.
9. Aneka Janma Sampraapta
Karma Bandha Vidaahine
Atma Gnyaana Pradaaneyna
Tasmai Sri Gurave Namaha.
Meaning: The one who can help us free from the chain of karma accumulated over several lives, by teaching us the knowledge of the self (Atma Gnyaana), I salute such a Guru.
10. Shoshanam Bhava Sindhoscha
Gnyaapanam Saarasampadaha
Guror Padodakam Samyak
Tasmai Sri Gurave Namaha.
Meaning: The one who can help us cross this ocean of life, the one who can reveal to us the Divine, I adore his Paadukaas (hold on to his feet), I salute such a Guru.
11. Na Guror Adhikam Tatwam
Na Guror Adhikam Tapaha
Tatwa Gnyaanaat Param Naasti
Tasmai Sri Gurave Namaha.
Meaning: There no greater principle than the Guru; there is no greater penance than the Guru; There is no greater knowledge than meditation on such a Guru. I salute such a Guru.
12. Mannaathah Sri Jaganaatho
Madguruhu Sri Jagad Guruhu
Madh Atma Sarva Bhootaatma
Tasmai Sri Gurave Namaha.
Meaning: The Lord of the world is my Lord and the Guru of the World is my Guru, the SELF in me is the same which is present in all (the same divinity inherent in all beings). I salute such a Guru (who gives me this insight).
13. Guroraadi Anaadischa
Guruh Parama Daivatam
Guroh Parataram Naasti
Tasmai Sri Gurave Namaha.
Meaning: The Guru has neither beginning nor end; the Guru is the ultimate God (in the visible form). There is nothing beyond this Guru principle, and I salute such a Guru.

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18 jagan July 29, 2012 at 5:46 pm

thnks for this post..how true it is.. rely thnks ..radhey krishna

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19 Leka August 1, 2010 at 5:33 pm

I am trying to understand the meaning of the following sloka. Could you help?

mayooradhi roodam mahavakyaa koodam
manohari deham maha siddha keham
mahi deva devum maha veda bhavam
maha deva baalam baje loka baalam

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20 neeta daryani August 2, 2010 at 12:22 pm

superb. please send meanings of following shlokas by tomorrow. on 4th AUG. my son is participating in shloka chantting competion – final and i want that he chants knowing the meaning of shlokas.
KAMYANAM KARMANAM NYASAM SANYASAM KAVAYU VIDIHU:
SARVA FALA TYAGAM PRAHUSTYAGAM VICHAKSHNA.

SURESHAH SHARNAM SHARMA VISHVAETAHA PRAJABHAVAH
AHAH SANVATSARO VYALAH PRATYAYAH SARVADARSHNAH

VIDESHESHU DHANAM VIDYA VYASANESHU DHANAM MATIHI
PARLOKE DHANAM DHARMAH SHEELAM SARVATRA VAI DHANAM.

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21 nandapriya August 13, 2010 at 9:10 pm

guru mantra
om ajnana timirandhasya jnananjana salakaya
caksur unmilitam yena tasmai sri gurave namah
I offer my respectful obeisances unto my spiritual master, who has opened my eyes, blinded by the darkness of ignorance, with the torchlight of knowledge.

hare krishna maha mantra
krishna hare krishna krishna krishna hare hare
hare rama hare rama rama rama hare hare

sri panca tattva maha mantra
jaya sri krishna caitanya prabhu nityananda
sri adaita gadadgara srivasadi gaura bhakti vrnda

Mantra to Sri Krsna Caitanya Mahaprabhu
namo maha vadanyaya krishna prema pradaya te
krsnaya krsna caitanya namne gaura tvise namah
I offer my respectful obeisances unto the Supreme LordSri Krsna Caitanya, who is more magnanimous than any other avatara, even Krsna Himself, because He is bestowing freely what no one else has ever given-pure love of Krsna.

sri krsna pranama
he krsna karuna ssimdhu dina bandhu jagat pate
gopesha gopika kanta radha kanta namo stu te
O my dear Krsna, You are the friend of the distressed and the source of creation. You are the master of the gopis, and the lover of Radharani. I offer my respectful obeisances unto You.

sri isopanisad invocation
om purnam adah purnam idam purnat purnam udacyate
purnasya purnam adaya purnam eva vasisyate
The Personality of Godhead is perfect and complete, and because He is completely perfect, all emanations from Him, such as this phenomenal world, are perfectly equipped as complete wholes. Whatever is produced of the Complete Whole is also complete in itself. Because He is the Complete Whole, even though so many complete units emanate from Him, He remains the complete balance.

prayers to Krishna by Queen Kunti
krsnaya vasudevaya devaki nandanaya ca
nanda gopa kumaraya govindaya namo namah
Let me therefore offer my respectful obeisances unto the Lord, who has become the son of Vasudeva, the pleasure of Devaki, the boy of Nanda and the other cowherd men of Vrndävana, and the enlivener of the cows and the senses.
Srimad Bhagavatam, 1.8.21

prayers to Krishna by Queen Kunti
namah pankaja nabhaya namah pankaja maline
nama pankaja netraya namas te pankajanghraye
My respectful obeisances are unto You, O Lord, whose abdomen is marked with a depression like a lotus flower, who are always decorated with garlands of lotus flowers, whose glance is as cool as the lotus and whose feet are engraved with lotuses.
Srimad Bhagavatam, 1.8.22

prayer to brahmanas, cows, brahminical culture, and Govinda, the protector of these
namo brahmanya devaya go brahmanya hitaya ca
jagad dhitaya krsnaya govindaya namo namah
Visnu Purana 1.19.65
“I offer my respectful obeisances to the Supreme Absolute Truth, Kåñëa, who is the well-wisher of the cows and the brähmaëas as well as the living entities in general. I offer my repeated obeisances to Govinda, who is the pleasure reservoir for all the senses.”

prayer to the vaisnavas
vanca kalpa tarubhyas ca krpa sindhubhya eva ca
patitanam pavanebhyo vaisnavebho namo namah
I offer my respectful obeisances unto all the Vaiñëava devotees of the Lord. They are just like desire trees who can fulfill the desires of everyone. They are oceans of mercy and are the purifiers of the fallen souls.

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22 Thakur das September 12, 2011 at 11:19 pm

I have over the years gotten into the intentional habit of chanting the prayer to the vaisnavas before I start a bhajan, if only silently to myself. Followed by obeisances to my spiritual master. Only by the mercy of the devotee does one ever have the opportunity to associate with Gurudeva, and only by Gurudeva’s mercy can one ever approach KRSNA in humility and tolerance (more humble than a blade of grass, more tolerant then a tree)

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23 Naveen August 25, 2010 at 2:41 pm

Good article on Slokas to recite daily by every Hindu.

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24 Mukund September 9, 2010 at 3:13 pm

It’s very interesting.
But the irony is Now-a-days even parents don’t follow such rituals. How they could teach their kids.
Isn’t ?
Keep it up.

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25 swamini September 15, 2010 at 7:25 pm

can u please add some shlokas on some different topics like vidhya ,satsangati etc etc…….. cause people like me who stumble upon your site in search of shlokas for project(cause i am a student of sanskrit of 9 std ) get disapointed…………

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26 Sanjeev Shukla November 12, 2013 at 7:29 am

On Satsang:
1. Satsangatye Nissangatvam, Nissangatye Nirmohattvam
Nirmotaye Nischchalatattvam, Nischchalatattve Jivanmukti (from Bhajagovindam by Adi Jagadguru Shankaracharya)
2. Bina Satsanga Viveka Na Hoi, Rama Kripa Bina Sulabha Na Soi
& Shath Sudharahi Satsangati Paee, Paarasa Parasa Kudhaatu Suhaai (from Ramcharitamanasa)
On Vidya:
1.Vidyaa Dadati Vinayam, Vinayaadyaati Paatrataam, Paatratam Dhanamaapnoti, Dhanaaddharmah Tatah Sukham
Read Saundarya Lahiri by Adi Jagadguru Shankaracharya – there is a gold mine of shlokas

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27 pankaj mehta October 6, 2010 at 12:04 pm

Sir, i am looking for a appropriate sanskrit shloka on Radha-Krishna relations.
Could you pl email me asap.?
Thank you,
Pankaj Mehta

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28 harini October 14, 2010 at 8:27 pm

where the Mudras used in classical dance came from? Could you direct me to the
source of it? what is their meaning and how they are useful?

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29 prakash October 16, 2010 at 3:07 pm

chanting OR atleast listening these shlokas once in a day is very useful.

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30 sanjay November 5, 2010 at 9:49 am

May I be allowed to add to this.
Om has AUM hidden in it, which relates to the trinity BRAHMA VISHNU MAHESWARA. It is the biginning and end of our existence on earth. So it has to be powerful.
Sanjay

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31 Devang Vibhakar July 4, 2014 at 8:41 pm

True. OM is quite a powerful word. You would find this post useful: http://www.speakbindas.com/meaning-of-word-om/

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32 Pointer Men's Basketball October 30, 2010 at 2:17 pm

Maybe you should edit the post subject title Sanskrit Shlokas that every Hindu should preserve and know | SpeakBindas to more generic for your blog post you create. I liked the post all the same.

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33 sanjay November 5, 2010 at 9:41 am

Pranam
Pl. give the meaning and exact pronunciation of
“YUKTI YUKTAM BACHOGRAYAM BALADEEPI SUKADEEPI YUKTI HINAM BACHOSTHJYAM VRIDHADEEPI SUKADEEPI”
Sanjay

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34 Raj November 17, 2010 at 8:32 pm

Very nice Collection .

Thanks
Raj.

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35 r.r.shukla December 15, 2010 at 11:49 pm

Hello sir,Please tell the meaning of ” om namo astu sarpebhyo ye ke cha prithvi manu a antarikshe a divitebhyo sarpebhyo namah.”

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36 Devang Vibhakar July 6, 2014 at 1:29 pm

Hello Mr. R. R. Shukla,

Mr. Vatsal Yajnik has responded to your query. You can read the details response at Kaal Sarpa Vedic Mantra

Hope, this helps.

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37 vasudevan July 9, 2014 at 12:37 pm

It is a prayer and namaskarams to all kinds of snakes(‘sarpas’).
The first three lines which comes in udagasanthi is reproduced below.
namo ‘stu sarpebhyo ye ke ca pṛthivīmanu | ye ‘ntarikṣe ye divi
tebhyaḥ sarpebhyo namaḥ || 1 ||
ye ‘dorocane divo ye vā sūryasya raśmiṣu | yeṣāmapsuṣadaḥ krutaṁ
tebhyaḥ sarpebhyo namaḥ || 2 ||
yā iṣavo yātudhānānāṁ ye vā vanaspatīranu | ye vā vaṭeṣu śerate
tebhyaḥ sarpebhyo namaḥ || 3 ||

It is taken from Yajur veda samhita 4-2-8.

There are other 8 lines starting with ‘idagum sarpepyo..’ taken from Nakshtra suktam relating to star ‘aslesha’. It is separately recited on birth star occasion
of people born on star ‘Aslesha (ayilyam).

There are other 8 lines starting with ‘ nigrushvai..’ taken from surya namaskaram panchAti 58. It is mainly in praise of Devendra but the last line ending with
‘subramanyom..subramanyom..subramanyom’ is construed is divine arthi to
Lord subramania.
All these constitute sarpasuktam. There are other types of sarpa suktam also.
I am having audio for the above but do not how to add the audio clip here.

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38 nikhil polke January 13, 2011 at 11:09 am

wanted “sanskrit shlokas” with their translation in english. unable to get it. please help with the same. it should related to education.

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39 Bhushan Gowda January 24, 2011 at 10:19 am

Amazing work..thanks a lot..translations are very useful..

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40 shane watrr February 18, 2011 at 5:08 pm

hindi mein translation karr

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41 Sriram February 27, 2011 at 11:32 am

Let us add mantra on Hayagriva – The lord of Knowledge

“Gyananandamayam Devam, Nirmalaspatikakrutam
Adharam sarva vidyanam, Hayagrivam upasmahe”

This sloka should be recited by every person before he/she starts his/her study

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42 Sanjeev March 11, 2011 at 2:49 pm

GREAT…..

I have a kind request that if you provide me the meaning of hanuman satvan and hanuman shatak

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43 gourav May 15, 2011 at 5:16 pm

please sir give me the meaning of this shloka
Laalyet Panch Varshani
Dus Varshani Taadiyet
Praapte tu Shodshe Varshe
Putra Mitravadaachareet

please sir ………………

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44 Vatsal October 3, 2011 at 1:39 am

Until your child attains 5 yrs in age, do caress and fondly love him,u can scold him and correct him till he achieves ten years, but at the age of sixteen u must treat him as your equal and your friend.

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45 Kalpesh Shukla May 27, 2011 at 3:00 pm

Fantastic ! A big round applause for the care taken to revive sanskrit (mother of all languages).

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46 Arjun Janardhanan June 3, 2011 at 8:52 pm

Hi, I am looking for Satsangati Slokas in Sanskrit language. I am not able to get through the same in net. can you please notify me.

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47 Nimish Aggarwal December 16, 2012 at 2:37 pm

me too buddy. It’s very important. I have a project

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48 aryan June 9, 2011 at 11:03 am

ghatiyan sanskrit me to deye nhi hai

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49 aryan June 9, 2011 at 11:05 am

sorrrrrrrrrrrrrrryyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

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50 sunetra pathak July 24, 2011 at 4:45 pm

Just as we the NAMAAVALI of Ganesha & Vishnu it would be great to know the same of Lord Shiva & Goddess Durga.

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51 maha rudra August 1, 2011 at 6:01 pm

pl help me. i want dhakshina murthy sholuka

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52 D-pak September 1, 2011 at 10:35 pm

Do you know these from Srimad bhagavat.

“Srimad bhagavatakhyoyam, pratyaksha krshna evahi, svikrtose mayanatha, mukthyartham, bhave sagare, and then it continues i don’t know what it continues to but its something like : Enayey waang mei murti

If you guys can find this out, it would be really nice

and also before this sloka, this one can be in padma puran or Srimad bhagavat, i dont know the exact words but its like:

Tiridaya prabishati yam srimad bhagavatam something like this please email you if u guys can find this, thanks

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53 Jagdish Gupta September 8, 2011 at 1:55 pm

I feel every Hindu should be proud of this heritage and should ask their younger generation to read this at least once in a month for attainment of eternal peace .

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54 Devang Vibhakar July 4, 2014 at 8:44 pm

Hello Mr. Jagdish Gupta,

I invite you to share your experience, for inspiration of others.

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55 Radha November 17, 2011 at 3:02 pm

god bless you, what a wonderful job.

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56 Bhanuja November 19, 2011 at 3:34 pm

Can you please tell me some shlokas on RAMAYAN!
As Fast As Possible…..

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57 RANJEET KAUR July 4, 2014 at 12:14 pm

please sir mujhe bhagwan raam par slok likhne hai unke jiwni par or hindi me un slok ka matlab bhi likhna hai pl help kare

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58 Sandeep Kamath December 10, 2011 at 5:48 pm

Ganesha stotram; chanting this helps one to achieve one’s goal…

Please translate this and re post it sir…

Sree Ganeshaaya Namaha…. Narada Uvaacha

1. Pranamya Shirasa Devam, Gouri Putram Vinayakam
2. Bhaktaa Vaasam Smaren Nityam, Aayuh Kamaartha Sidhayee x2
3. Prathamam Vakratundam Cha, Eka Dantam Dvitiyakam
4. Thritiyam Krishna Pingaaksham, Gaja Vaktram Chaturthakam
5. Lambodaram Panchamam Cha, Shastam Vikatameva Cha
6. Saptamam Vignarajendram, Dhoomra Varnam Thathashtamam
7. Navamam Bala Chandram Cha, Dashamam Tu Vinayakam
8. Ekaadasam Ganapatim, Dwadasam Tu Gajaananam
9. Dwadashai Taani Namaani, Tri Sandhyam Yah Pathe Naraha
10. Nacha Vighna Bhayam Tasya, Sarva Sidhi Karam Prabho
11. Vidyarthi Labhate Vidyaa, Dhanaarthi Labhate Dhanam
12. Putrarthi Labhate Putraa, Mokshaarthi Labhate Gatim
13. Japei Ganapati Stotram, Shadbhir Maasaihi Phalam Labhet
14. Samvatsarena Siddhim Cha, Labhate Naatra Samshayaha
15. Astabhyo Brahmanebhyas Cha, Likhitvaa Yah Samarpayet
16. Tasya Vidyaa Bhavet Sarva, Ganeshasya Prasadakaha

Ithi Sri Narada Purane, Sankasthanaashanam, Naama Sri Ganapathi Stothram, Sampurnam

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59 garee December 30, 2011 at 3:31 pm

Hi

I want to know the meaning of this shloka :

Nana Roop Midam vishwam, na kenaapyasthi bhinnataa, kaarya kaarana roopaya, tasmai sree guruvae namah

Request you to kindly let me know the translation.

Regards
Gargee

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60 Dipika February 1, 2012 at 8:18 pm

Please complete this shloka..I don’t remember one line in the middle..
Girou kalapi gagane payodo
lakshantarerkascha jalescha padmam
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yo yasya mitram na hi tasya duram

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61 Soumya K. Murthy April 27, 2012 at 7:24 am

Hi all,

Dr. Ranganatha. S is a Sanskrit scholar and HOD of Sanskrit at NMKRV College For Women he could be contacted for doubts about shlokas.

From
Soumya K. Murthy

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62 amitian June 8, 2012 at 10:21 pm

can u plz his phone no.?

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63 kashish sansanwal May 30, 2012 at 3:00 pm

i want sanskrit shlokas with hindi meaning

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64 amitian June 8, 2012 at 10:18 pm

can anyone plz tell me 5 shaloks on varun dev..
plz tell it asap..

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65 inderpreet June 11, 2012 at 3:14 pm

please help me find out sanskrit shlokas on satsangati and paropkaar……..
or please mail 5 of them…..

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66 Anshita June 24, 2014 at 4:30 pm

it seems like everyone has got the same project

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67 MadanMohan Tarun June 25, 2012 at 2:36 pm

It is really a big job! My regards.

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68 Devang Vibhakar July 4, 2014 at 8:46 pm

Thank you.

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69 Sneh Barlow June 30, 2012 at 9:43 pm

Please send me this shloka as I have only an incomplete version. It begins like this
Kaamna hridya saroham bhavratu and I dont know the rest . I do know the meaning.
I found your site very helpful and illuminating. Keep up
God’s work!!!!

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70 Vasudevan July 16, 2012 at 12:42 pm

The heading for “shuklambaram..” is given as Ganesha Shloka is not correct. The heading Ganesha mantra is to be given to the next sloka/mantra “Sri Vakratunda Mahakaaya”. The Meaning for vignapo is not vigneshwara it should be read as sarva vigna upa sandhyae meaning removing obstacles in the way.

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71 Harisha Nayak July 21, 2012 at 12:53 pm

I like all shloka… Everyday which shloka we have to follow…….let me know…please mail me…thanx

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72 richa pawar January 17, 2013 at 6:20 pm

pls could anyone update the shloka said before meals.if m not mistaken it begins as “vadani kawala gheta naam ghya shri hariche….”

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73 depaki February 2, 2013 at 12:05 am

tera tujko arpan

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74 sahil February 21, 2013 at 7:22 am

om sarvam gyananandamayam
aum gurubyo namha plz tel me
the meaning….
nd for wht purpose we chant
it????

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77 Ganesh September 21, 2013 at 9:27 am

Please send the sloka and meaning when I bless younger people. Also when I pranam my parents which sloka I have to use.

Thanks.
Ganesh

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78 VASUDEDV November 12, 2013 at 8:49 am

there are a lot of aseervadha panchatis which can be chanted. but the simple is the mantra found in the srisuktam, if you want i can send aseervada mantras of more than 30 but one should learn the same from a guru as veda mantras are to be chanted perfectly with swaras, aksharas, and mantra(time interval) and depending on the occasion.

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79 Ms.Revathi.G November 14, 2013 at 10:52 am

Please tell me the meaning for the below mentioned slokas
Om Sri Brahma putraaya namaha
Om sri kani suttaaya namah
Om sriumattaaya namaha
Om sri libilishtaaya namaha
Om sri naatasya pratima asitasya naamahasta
Om sri vriksha sheela aruthaaya namaha
Om sri mruthyam jayaaya namaha
Om sri pavithra devaaya namaha
Om sri agneeshwaraya namaha
Om sri mahaadevaaya namaha
Om sri sarwa lokaathipaaya namaha
Om sri abishittaaya namaha
Om sri Neeti devaaya namaha

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80 S I Shah March 9, 2014 at 4:12 pm

I have heard in one speech that the word ‘Hindu’ , contrary to the popular notion, does really appear in some Shloka. This shloka describes who a hindu is. Quite unfortunately I cannot recall the verses. All my search in the net etc have ended up in vain. Coul you please help?

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81 Swetha April 17, 2014 at 7:33 pm

Respected Sir,
Speaking honestly.You have done an extremely wonderful job by posting such an impressive slokas,which are highly beneficial in all the ways.
Keep up your awesome job.

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82 Pradnesh Kore April 27, 2014 at 7:45 pm

Hi…can any one please tell me exact meaning of this shlok:
वदनि कवळ घेता नाम घ्या श्रीहरीचे ।
सहज हवन होते नाम घेता फुकाचे ।
जिवन करि जिवित्वा अन्न हे पूर्णब्रह्म ।
उदरभरण नोहे जाणिजे यज्ञकर्म ॥१॥

जनीं भोजनी नाम वाचे वदावे ।
अती आदरे गद्यघोषे म्हणावे ।
हरीचिंतने अन्न सेवित जावे ।
तरी श्रीहरी पाविजेतो स्वभावे ॥२॥

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83 suniti May 29, 2014 at 12:44 am

sir,
u’ve done a remarkable job.moreover, I m happy to see so many people trying to connect with our roots. I sing shlokas while offering my prayers in the morning. I m confused over a word, if anybody can help me, I wud highly appreciate it. just want to confirm whether d following shlok is correct- Namostute te jagat karnaaya, namostute te sarva loka pradaaya, namaami brahmam mukti pradaaya, namaami shambho bhajo namaami.
kindly, tell d meaning too.
Thanks.
Suniti

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84 Vatsal July 4, 2014 at 12:36 pm

Dear Mr. Devang,
wonderful job being done. Since every assignment has the prospects of improvement, i would like to suggest the following format, which i am using for my grand daughter. If you like it, willing to help as much as i can. e.g.

Shlok in Devnagari script
कराग्रे वसते लक्ष्मीः कर मध्ये सरस्वती |
करमूले स्थितो ब्रह्मा प्रभाते कर दर्शनम् ||
Transliteration in English
Karagre vasate laxmihi, kara madhye saraswati
Kara moole shtito brahma , prabhate kar darshnam.

English Translation
Goddess Laxmi, the goddess of Wealth on the tip of my fingers,
Goddess Sarawati, the goddess of Knowledge in the center of my palm,
Lord Brahma, the creator at the wrist,
the embodiment of prosperity, dexterity & creativity respectively
Help my hands to be put to the best use during the day.

Hindi Translation :
मेरे दोनों हाथो की उंगलीयों पर लक्ष्मीजी , हाथों की हथेली के बीचमे सरस्वतीजी और कलाई पर ब्रह्माजी, जो संपत्ति , विद्वत्ता और नवनिर्माण करनेकी शक्ति देनेवाले है , उन्हें हाथ जोड़कर प्रणाम करके प्रार्थना करता हूँ की दिनभर ये मेरे दोनों हाथ अच्छे कर्मोमे लगे रहे.

Audio : to be incorporated if possible

This format gives a complete picture for self study and will become very useful in the long run. Translations in additional languages can be added to increase its reach around the world.

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85 Devang Vibhakar July 4, 2014 at 8:26 pm

Hello Vatsal,

Format suggested by you is very user friendly. Gives a clear cut understanding of the shloka.

Definitely, I would love to receive your help. In fact, I would invite you to make a collection of such shlokas and I will be happy to publish that article under your name only on SpeakBindas. You can think of including some popular shlokas(other than which are already listed in this post).

Let me know what you think.

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86 vatsal July 4, 2014 at 3:27 pm

Some one asked for shlok on Ram : an attempt is made hereunder.

एक श्लोकी रामायणम्|

आदौ रामतपोवनाभिगमनम् हत्वा मृगं काञ्चनं
वैदेहीहरणं जटायुमरणं सुग्रीवसंभाषणम् |
वालीनिग्रहणं समुद्रतरणं लंकापुरीदाहनं
पश्चात् रावणकुंभकर्ण हननं एतद्धिरामायणम् ||

EK SHLOKI RAMAYANAM
Aadau Ram tapovanaabhi gamanam, hatva mrugam kaanchanam,
Vaidehi haranam, jatayu maranam ,sugreev sambhaashanam,
Vali nigrahnam, samudra taranam, lankapuri daahanam,
paschyaat , ravan kumbhakaran hananam, e tad hi Ramayanam

Sampoorna Ramayan in One shlok
In the beginning, starting with Rama’s forest-exile,
killing of the golden deer, abduction of Sita Devi,
death of Jataayu, frienship with Sugriiva, killing of
Vaali, crossing of the ocean, burning of Lankaa and after
that killing of RavaNa and KumbhakarNa – this is the story
(aphorism) of Ramayana

शुरुआतसे राम का वनवास, सुवर्ण मृगकी हत्या
सीता देवीका अपहरण , जटायु की मृत्यु , सुग्रीवसे दोस्ती,
वालीकी हत्या, समुद्र को लांघना , लंका को जलाके
रावण और कुंभकर्ण का विनाश करना – येही है रामायण की कथा

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