Chants, Mantras and Prayers

Devi haven held at the school with the Gita Group

Prayers

We now have a dedicated e-mail address where you can send requests for those that are in need of relief from suffering, lessening their fears no matter what the nature; be it emotional, mental, physical, spiritual, loss of a loved one, prayers for exams, depression etc etc. These names will be read out before each yajna ceremony on Saturdays – prayers@yogasa.co.za don’t hesitate to e-mail us, you’re in our prayers. Chanting the Mahamrityunjaya Mantra together with a fire ceremony intensifies the Mantra. Chanting this mantra for other people is a great tool for us too, it can relieve us of self importance that we can experience especially when individuals are in a space of pain.

 

First Saturday of every month from 07h00 to 08h00 in summer, and 09h00 to 10h00 in winter. Please call the School to confirm.

There is chanting of the Mahamrityunjaya Mantra 108 times during Yajna (fire ceremony) at the school on the first Saturday of every month, which coincides with the monthly visit of the young adults who were once part of the Childline Organisation.  It is said that chanting of this mantra creates Divine vibrations that heals on all levels. Yajna ceremonies have been preserved, maintained and kept alive in India until today! All are welcome!

Pure offerings are given into the fire such as ghee (clarified butter), rice, camphor and samagri (composition of pure, superior, natural herbs and roots), which emits an aromatic atmosphere transforming inner and outer environment throughout the ceremony to maintain the element of social balance.

Mantras

Mahamrityunjaya mantra

tra-yam-BA-kam ya-jaa-MA-he
su-gan-dhim pu-shti-var-dha-NAM
ur-vaa-ru-ka-mi-va ban-DHA-naat mrit-yor-muk-sheeya maam-RI-taat

We worship Lord Shiva, the three-eyed one.
The one who is the master of all senses and qualities and the one who is the sustainer of all growth.May He release us from the bondage of death as a ripened cucumber is released from its stalk and may He (not deprive us of immortality) grant us immortality.”

Benefits: Experience of healing and feeling of deep relaxation pervades in entire physical and mental bodies.

GÄYATRI MANTRA

om bhoor-bhu-vah SVA-ha tat-sa-vi-tur-va
-ren-Y AM
bhar-go de-va-sya dhee-MA-hidhi-yo yo nah pra-cho-DA-yaat

Meaning:

“May there be peace on mortal, immortal and Divine planes.
I meditate upon the most brilliant splendour of the Sun God.
May He stimulate our intellect ( so that we are inspired to
take the right action at the right time).”

Benefits : Gayatri gives experiences of luminosity

DURGÄDVÄTRINSHANNÄMAMÄLÄ
(32 Names of Durga, or “Durga Path”)

1. om DUR-gaa
2. dur-gaar-ti-sha-MA-nee
3. dur-gaa-pad-vi-ni-vaa-RI-nee
4. dur-ga-mach-chhe-DI-nee
5. dur-ga-saa-DHI-nee
6. dur-ga-naa-SHI-nee
7. dur-ga-TOD-dhaa-RI-nee
8. dur-ga-ni-HAN-tree
9. dur-ga-maa-P A-haa
10. dur-ga-ma-gyaa-NA-daa
11. dur-ga dai-tya-LO-KA-da-vaa-NA-laa
12. dur-ga-MAA
13. dur-ga-MAA-LO-kaa
14. dur-ga-maat-MA-sva-roo-PI-nee
15. dur-ga-maar-ga-PRA-daa
16. dur-ga-ma-VI-dyaa
17. dur-ga-maa-SHRI-taa
18. DUR-GA-MA-GY AA-NA-sam-sthaa-naa
19. dur-ga-ma-dhyaa-na-BHA A-si-nee
20. dur-ga-mo-haa
21. dur-ga-MA-gaa
22. dur-ga-maar-THA-sva-roo-PI-nee
23. dur-ga-maa-SU-ra-sam-HAN-tree
24. dur-ga-maa-YU-dha-dhaa-RI-nee
25. DUR-ga-MA AN-gee
26. dur-ga-MA-taa
27. dur-gam-yaa
28. DUR-ga-me-SHV A-ree
29. DUR-ga-BHEE-MA A
30. dur-ga-bhaa-maa
31. dur-ga-bhaa
32. DUR-ga-daa-RI-neeummarised translation)

Rescue me from catastrophe and provide me with knowledge and wisdom. Remove illusion and ignorance and make a difficult path easy by showing me the right way.

Benefits: Overcoming major obtacles