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Gayatri Mantra  ||   Aarti  ||   Morning Prayer  ||   Shanti Prayer
Hindu Commandments  ||   Guru Shloka  ||   Sarasvathi Shloka  ||   Mandirs

Gayatri Mantra

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Mantra Meaning
Aum Bhoor Bhuwah Swaha,
Tat Savitur Varenyam
Bhargo Devasya Dheemahi
Dhiyo Yo Naha Prachodayat.
Oh God! Thou art the Giver of Life, Remover of pain and sorrow, The Bestower of happiness, Oh! Creator of the Universe, May we receive thy supreme sin-destroying light, May Thou guide our intellect in the right direction.
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Aarti

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AartiTranslation
Om jaya jagadeesha hare
swami jaya jagadeesha hare
bhakta janom ke sankat (2)
kshaNa me doore kare
Om jaya jagadeesha hare
Glory to the creator of the world, who takes away the troubles of the devotee in a flash! Glory to the creator of the world!
jo dhaare phala paave
dukha vinaash man kaa
swami, dukha vinaash man kaa
sukha sampati ghar aave (2)
kashta mite tan kaa
Om jaya jagadeesha hare
He who prays gets fruit, troubles of the mind are set at peace, peace and prosperity come home, problems of the body disappear! Glory to the creator of the world!
maata pita tuma mere
sharaNa kahun mai kisaki
swami, sharaNa kahun mai kisaki
tum bina aur na duja (2)
aas karun mai jisaki
Om jaya jagadeesha hare
You are my parents, who else could I surrender to for retreat, without you there is no one else who I can rely upon! Glory to the creator of the world!
tum pooraNa paramaatma
tum antarayaami
swami, tum antarayaami
paara brahma parameshwara (2)
tum sabaki swami
Om jaya jagadeesha hare
You are omnipresent, you are omnipotent, you are Supreme Lord, you are everyone's Master! Glory to the creator of the world!
tum karuNa ke saagar
tum paalana karata
swami, tum paalana karata
mai sevak tum swami (2)
kripa karo bharataa
Om jaya jagadeesha hare
You are extremely merciful, you are the protector, I am your servant, you are my Lord, Have mercy one m! Glory to the creator of the world!
tum ho eka agochara
sab ke praaNa prati
swami, sab ke praaNa prati
kisa vidha miloo dayamay (2)
tumako mai kumati
Om jaya jagadeesha hare
You are one invincible, you are dear to everyone' heart, How should I meet you, O compassionate one? I being so ignorant! Glory to the creator of the world!
deena bandhu dukha harata
tum rakshaka mere
swami, tum rakshaka mere
karuNa haath uthaao (2)
dvaara paree tere
Om jaya jagadeesha hare
O, friend of the poor, remover of all sorrows, O my protector, Raise your merciful hands, I am at your doorstep! Glory to the creator of the world!
vishaya vikaara mitaao
paapa haro devaa
swami, paapa haro devaa
shradha bhakti badhaao (2)
santana ki seva
Om jaya jagadeesha hare
Remove all my worldly passions and desires, free me from sin, enhance faith and devotion in me and the spirit of service for the saintly beings! Glory to the creator of the world!
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Morning Prayer

Prayer Meaning
Karaagre Vasate Lakshmii
Karamadhye Saraswathii
Karamuule Tu GovindaH
Prabaate KaradarshanaM
Lakshmi, the Goddess of wealth, resides(vasate) in the fore-most(agre) part of the hands(kara), Saraswati, the Goddess of learning, resides in the palm (kara madhye=middle part of hand) Govinda, the Lord Narayana resides at the root (moola=root) i.e (near wrist). Therefore, every morning, one should have a respectful look at one's hand.
This shloka signifies that one should seek the blessings of Goddess Lakshmi and make honest effort to earn wealth to meet the necessities of life, seek the blessings of Goddess Saraswati and make honest effort to gain knowledge in the day and seek the blessings of Lord Narayana and dedicate the entire day's activities to Him.

Shanti Prayer

Prayer Meaning
Om dyauh shaanti
Antariksham shaanti
Prithivi shaanti
Raapah shaanti
Roshadhayah shaanti
Vanaspatayah shaanti
Vishvedevaah shaanti
Brahma shaanti
Sarvam shaanti
Shaantireva shaanti
Om shantih shantih shantih!
O Supreme Lord! Thy celestial regions are full of peace and harmony: peace reigns on Thy earth and Thy waters. Thy herbs and trees are full of peace. All Thy forces of Nature are full of peace and harmony. There is peace and perfection in Thy eternal knowledge: everything in the universe is peaceful, and peace pervades everywhere. O Lord, may that peace come to me!
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Hindu Commandments

Commandments Meaning
Satyam vada
Dharmam Chara
Matru Devo Bhava
Pitru Devo Bhava
Guru Devo Bhava
Athithi Devo Bhava
Speak the truth.
Do your Dharma(duty).
Consider your Mother as a form of God.
Consider your Father as a form of God.
Consider your Guru as a form of God.
Consider your guests to be a form of God.
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Guru Shloka

Shloka Meaning
Gurur brahmaa gurur vishnuh
gurur devo maheshvarah
gurur saakshaat parabrahma
tasmai shree gurave namah.
Know the Guru to be Brahma himself. He is Vishnu.
He is also Shiva.
Know Him to be the Supreme Brahman,
and offer thy adorations unto that peerless Guru.
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Sarasvathi Shloka

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Shloka Meaning
Ya Kundendu Tushara Hara Dhawala
Ya Shubra Vastra Vruta
Ya Veena Vara Danda Mandithakaraa
Ya Shweta Padmasana
Ya Brahmachyuta Shankar Prabhruthibhi
Devai Sada Vandita
Samaan Patu Saraswathi Bhagawathi
Ni Shesha Jaadya Paha
Sheshines like full a moon in a clear sky;
She is as pure as morning dew on a green leaf.
She wears a white sari (free from contamination),
She holds Veena in her two hands (a symbol of music),
and Veda (original Hindu scriptures)
in other hand (A symbol of knowledge).
She sits on a white lotus and is worshiped by Brahma,
Vishnu, Mahesh, and all other gods of the universe.
She is full of knowledge and we pray to her for all these things.
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Mandirs

Addresses & Informations
Arya Samaj /Vedic aryan Cultural Society 4345, 14th Ave.
Markham, Ont. L3R0J2
Ph :905-475-5513
Hare Krishna Temple (ISCKON) 243, Avenue Rd.
Toronto Ont. M5R2J6
Ph: 416-922-5415
Hindu Cultural Society Laxmi Narayan Mandir 1, Morning View Trial,
Scarborough.Ont.
Ph : 416-284-6282
Hindu Prarthana Samaj 62, Fern avenue.
Toronto, Ont.M6R1K1.
Ph:416-536-9229
Peel arya Samaj Recreation Center 922 North Park Dr.
Brampton Ont.
Ram Mandir 270, Export Blvd,
Mississauga, Ont,L5S 1Y9.
Ph: 905-696-8886
Sanatan Mandir 9333, Woodbine Ave, N of 16th Ave,
Markham, Ont L6C 1T5.
Ph:905-887-7777
Shiv Mandir 205, Champagne Drive, Unit # 1.
Downs view. Ont
Sri Ganesh Temple 10865, Bay view ave.
Richmond Hill, Ontario. L4S1M1.
Ph: 905-883-9109
Swaminarayan Hindu Temple Unit # 32, 246 Brockport Dr.
Etobicoke.Ont.
Ph:416-798-0904
Vishnu Mandir 8640, Yonge St (N.of Hwy 7)
Richmond Hill, Ont. L4J1W8.
Ph: 905-886-1724
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