Chants, Mantras and Prayers
Devi haven held at the school with the Gita Group 2011
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org 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 8:30am – 9:15am there is chanting of the Mahamrityunjaya Mantra 108 times during Yajna (fire ceremony) at the school thereafter every 2nd 3rd and 4th Saturday in Parktown ‘Childline’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.
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.
om bhoor-bhu-vah SVA-ha tat-sa-vi-tur-va
bhar-go de-va-sya dhee-MA-hidhi-yo yo nah pra-cho-DA-yaat
“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
(32 Names of Durga, or “Durga Path”)
1. om DUR-gaa
9. dur-ga-maa-P A-haa
11. dur-ga dai-tya-LO-KA-da-vaa-NA-laa
18. DUR-GA-MA-GY AA-NA-sam-sthaa-naa
19. dur-ga-ma-dhyaa-na-BHA A-si-nee
25. DUR-ga-MA AN-gee
28. DUR-ga-me-SHV A-ree
29. DUR-ga-BHEE-MA A
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