HOME (AUM) POOJA

GOD AND GODDESS
Compiled by Anné Naden

Most of our Tamil brothers and sisters do have a prayer room or altar at home. It is the duty of every Hindu to perform some form of pooja at home daily to honor Gods and Goddesses so as to protect the family and to gain good fortune. The idea of this page is to provide our readers who are beginners, with a list of simple mantras, prayers and bajanams,which will constitute an easy repertoire for our brothers and sisters  to start their home Pooja and to build on as they move to another level or stage.

 

Lord Ganesha

Our Shastras require that we start by invoking the blessings of LORD GANESHA

PRAYERS TO LORD GANESHA

1.    Om suklam bharatharam vishnum /  Sashivarnam chatur bhujam

  Prasanana vadanam dhyayet /  Sarva vighnopa shantayeh

MANTRA

1         Vaktratunda mahakaya        2.   OM Tat Purushaya vidmahe

 suryakoti samapraba                    Vakratundaya dhimahe

 Avikgnam gurume deva               Tanno thanthi prachodayath      

 sarva kaaryeshou sarvada

 

RECITING SOME NAMES OF SRI GANESHA

OM Bala ganapati  Namaha     

OM  Vijaya ganapati  Namaha

OM  Suddhi ganapathi Namaha

OM  Urdva ganapati  Namaha

OM  Ucchjsta ganapati Namaha

OM  Nirutthaganapati Namaha

OM  Vighnaraja ganapati Namaha

OM  Duvija ganapati  Namaha

OM  Kshipra ganapati Namaha

OM  Shakti ganapati Namaha

OM  Heramba ganapati Namaha

OM  Vira ganapati Namaha

OM  Laksmi ganapati Namaha

OM  Bhakti ganapati Namaha

OM  Baalachandra Namaha

OM  Tharuna ganapati Namaha

 

DHYAANA SLOKAS

1.    Pidiyathan uruvumai kolamigu kariyathu

Vadikodu thanathadi valipadum avaridar

Kadikana pathivara arulinan migukodai

Vadivinar payilvali valamurai iraiyeh

 

2.    OM Kanaanam thvaa ganapathimkumhava mahae

Kavim kaveenaam upamachra vasthamam

Jyaesdaraajam brahmanaam brahmanaspatha

Aanah schrunvannoothipis seetha  saathanam

OM sri maha ganapathayae namaha

PRAYERS TO GODDESS LUXMI

 

PRAYERS TO GODDESS LUXMI

MANTRA TO GODDESS LUXMI

OM Maha Devi cha vidhmahe

Vishnu patnyai cha dhimahe

Tanno Mahaluxmi prachodayath

 

SOME NAMES OF GODDESS LUXMI

OM Vira luxmiyai namaha                             OM Vijaya  luxmiyai namaha

OM Gaja luxmiyai namaha                            OM Adhi  luxmiyai namaha

OM Shantana luxmiyai namaha                  OM Aishwarya luxmiyai namaha

OM Dhanya luxmiyai namaha

OM Shri mahaluxmiyaye namaha

SHAKTI  MANGALAM

 sarva mangala maangalye shive sarvatha saadhike

Sharanye tryambake devi naarayani namostute

PRAYERS TO LORD MURUGA

 

PRAYERS TO LORD MURUGA

MANTRA TO LOR MURUGA

 OM Tat Purushaaya Vidhmahe                         

 Maha sehnaaya dhimahe                                       

 Tanno Shanmukha Prachodayath

 

RECITING  SOME NAMES OF LORD MURUGA

OM Mourouga yeh Namaha                        OM Shanmugaayeh Namaha      

OM Skandayeh Namaha                              OM Kumaraayeh  Namaha

OM Aginigarpaayeh Namaha                    OM Kukkudathvajaayeh  bamaha

OM Bhaahooleyaayeh Namaha                  OM Guhaayeh Namaha

OM Kaakaneyaayeh Namaha                    OM Brahmachaarineh  Namaha

OM Saravanoth bhavayeh Namaha           OM Shaanmaathuraayeh Namaha

OM Karthigeyaayeh  Namaha                    OM Kraunjathaarineh Namaha

OM Shakthitharaayeh Namaha                 OM Sikivaahanaayeh Namaha

OM SARAVANABAYA NAMAHA

MANTRA TO LORD MURUGA

 OM Tat Purushaaya Vidhmahe                         

 Maha sehnaaya dhimahe                                       

 Tanno Shanmukha Prachodayath

 

SIMPLE SONG TO LORD MURUGA ………………..ERUMAYIL                                                                              

Erumayil  eri vilai adu mugam  onre

Isarudan gnana mojhi pesu mugam onre

Kurum adiyar gal vinai tirku mugam onre

Kunruruva velvangi ninra mugam onre

Arrumuga mana porul ni arulal vendum

Ardi  arunachalam amardha perumale

 

MURUGA MANGALAM

Orouvaye aroulvaye ouladaye iladaye

Marouvaye malaraye maniyaye oliyaye

Karouvaye ouyiraye kadiyaye vidiyaye

Gourouvaye varouvaye aroulvaye kougame

Om velum mayilum tunaye (3)

PRAYERS TO LORD SHIVA

 

Om Vantheh sambu umapathim suragurum

Vantheh jagat kaaranam

Vantheh pannaga pooshanam shashitharam

Vantheh pashoonaam pathim

Vantheh soorya shashaanga vahni nayanam

Vantheh mukunda priyam

Vantheh bhakta janaashrayam cha varatham

Vantheh shivam shankaram

 

MANTRA

 

OM Tat Purushaya vidmahe
Maha devaya dhimahi

Tanno Shiva prachodayath

OM Tat Purushaya vidmahe
Maha devaya dhimahi
Tanno Rudra prachodayat

 

 

OM Shivaya   Namaha                                                                      OM  Rudraaya    Namaha

OM  Pasupathayeh    Namaha                                                       OM  Neelakanthaya     Namaha

OM  Maheshwaraaya    Namaha                                                   OM  Harikeshshaaya    Namaha

OM  Vrubaakshaaya   Namaha                                                      OM  Kabarthineh    Namaha

OM  Bhahmathaathipaaya   Namaha                                           OM  Haraaya    Namaha

OM  Shambaveh   Namaha                                                            OM  Pinaakineh    Namaha

OM  Sankaraaya   Namaha                                                            OM  Chandrasekaraaya    Namaha

OM Samasthi vithya nagaree naayagaaya   Namaha              OM  Sadashivaya    Namaha

 

 

SIMPLE BHAJANUM

Sottruney

Sottroney vediyan sodi varnavan              

Pottruney tirundadi porundak kaitozha    

Kattruney puttiyor kadalil payechinoum                

Nattruney aarvadu namachiva yave                     

Illaga villakkadu irul keduppadu

Sollaga villakkadu sodiyulladu

Pallaga vilakkudu palarung kanpadu

Nallaga villakudu namachiva yave

 

ULLAGELAM

Om Ullagelam unarndhu odharkhu ariyavan

 Nila vulaviya neermani veniyan

Alagil sodhiyan ambalathu aaduvan

Malar silambadi

Vaazthi vanabguvam

PRAYERS TO LORD VISHNU

 

OM Shanthakaaram bhujagga shayanam

Padmanaabham suresham

Vishvaadharam gaganasadrusham

Meghavarnam shubhangam

Lakshmeekaantam kamalanayanam

Yogibhir dhyaana gamyam

Vande vishnum bhava bhayaharam

Sarvalokaika naatham

 

MANTRA TO LORD VISHNU

OM Naaraayanaaya vidhmahe

Vaasudevaaya dhimahe

Tanno Vishnu prachodayath

 

SOME NAMES OF LORD VISHNU

OM Kesaavaaya Namaha                         OM Vaasudevaaya Namaha                 

OM Naaraayanaaya Namaha                  OM Prathyumnaaya  Namaha 

OM MaathavaayaNamaha                        OM Aniruthaaya Namaha                          

OM GovindaayaNamaha                          OM Purushotthamaaya Namaha

OM Vishnaveh Namaha                            OM Adshoopyaaya Namaha

OM Mathusoothanaaya Namaha             OM Narashimhaaya  Namaha

OM Thrivikramaaya Namaha                 OM Atchuthaaya Namaha

OM Vaamanaaya Namaha                       OM Janaarthanaaya Namaha

OM Sreetharaaya Namaha                       OM Ubenthraaya Namaha              

OM Thamodaraaya Namaha                    OM Harayeh Namaha

OM Hrushikesaaya Namaha                    OM Sri Krihnaaya Namaha                 

OM Sankarshanaaya Namaha   

 

BHAJANAM TO LORD VISHNU

 OM Namoh bhagavathe vasudevaya (8)

THE GAYTRI MANTRA

 

THE GAYTRI MANTRA


The beautiful and soothing sounds, the flowing rhythmic patterns, and the powerful intent make the Gayatri Mantra a wonderful part of one’s daily spiritual practice. It really doesn’t matter what our religion, our color or our ethnicity is – what matters is our intent, and our authenticity, and our willingness to be moved.


The Gayatri Mantra inspires wisdom in us.  In very basic but beautiful language, it says "May the divine light of the Supreme Being illuminate our intellect, to lead us along a path of righteousness". 

The Vedas say:

To chant the Gayatri Mantra
purifies the chanter.
To listen to the Gayatri Mantra
purifies the listener.

It opens up also our heart. And how well we know, when both our minds and our hearts open, we open ourselves up for new possibilities.

For many devout Hindus, the Gayatri is seen as a Divine awakening of the individual mind and the individual soul – Atma. Understanding and simply loving the essence of the Gayatri Mantra is considered by many to be one of the most powerful ways to touching God.

The two words "Gayatri Mantra" might be translated as “a prayer of praise that awakens the vital energies and gives liberation and deliverance from ignorance”.

The shorter form of the Gayatri is practiced far more commonly:

OM BUHR, BHUVA, SWAHA
OM TAT SAVITUR VARENYAM
BHARGO DEVASYA DHEEMAHI
DHIYO YONAHA PRACHODAYAT

We meditate on the glory of the Creator;
Who has created the Universe;
Who is worthy of Worship;
Who is the embodiment of Knowledge and Light;
Who is the remover of Sin and Ignorance;
May He open our hearts and enlighten our Intellect.

There is a longer version which is more profound.

OM BHUR, OM BHUVAHA, OM SWAHA, OM MAHAHA, OM JANAHA, OM TAPAHA,, OM SATYAM
OM TAT SAVITUR VARENYAM
BHARGO DEVASYA DHEEMAHI
DHIYO YONAH PRACHODAYAT”

By chanting this mantra, Divine spiritual light and power is infused in each of our seven chakras and connects them to the Universal Spiritual Energy. The Gayatri can be listened to, chanted, or even thought. There is power and potency in all three approaches.  Choose the approach that you are most comfortable with.