1. JAYA BHAVANI

Jaya Bhavani, Amba Bhavani

A love song to the Divine Mother. May her presence awaken within us all. 

Jaya – victory to, or praise, hallelujah!

Bhavani – the Divine Mother (Ma). Shakti (the divine feminine energy, the counterpart to Shiva – the divine masculine consciousness) in the form of the creator. The one that brings all things into existance.

Amba – mother.

Jai Guru Dev, Jagatambe Bhavani

Jai Gurudev – victory to the big Mind, who is dignified, wise, fun-loving, playful, light.

Jagetambe – mother of the world.

 

2. GAYATRI MANTRA

Aum Bhur Bhuvah Svah

Tat Savitur Varenyam

Bhargo Devasya Dheemahi

Dhiyo Yo nah Prachodayat

“O thou existence Absolute, Creator of the three dimensions, we contemplate upon thy divine light. Stimulate our intellect and bestow upon us true knowledge.”

or

“O Divine mother, our hearts are filled with darkness. Please make this darkness distant from us and promote illumination within us.”

 

3. SHAKTI MA

Om namah Shakti Ma, Om namah Shakti Ma

Honor & praise to Shakti, divine energy, the divine feminine – the Holy Mother. Shakti is manifest reality (whereas Shiva, the masculine counterpart is the unmanifest).

Durga Ma, Parvati

Kali Ma, Parvati

Honor & praise to the forms of the supreme Goddess, in her fierce forms, and her domestic, nurturing form.

Durga – the fierce aspect of Shakti. The energy of the mother who would do anything to protect her children. Durga destroys negetive aspects of human nature such as selfishness, jealousy, prejudice, hatred, anger, and ego.

Parvati – the domestic aspect of Shakti, Lord Siva’s consort in the serene aspects. 

Kali – the most terrifying aspect of the Goddess. She was created by Durga (or transformed from the form of Durga) to vanquish demons (which represent aspects of our ego).

Jaya Jagatambe, Jaya Jagatambe

Victory to the Mother of the world.

 

4. REFUGE

Om Shri Krishna Sharanam Mama

Lord Krishna is my shelter, or, I take refuge in Lord Krishna.

Krishna – He who is all-attractive, the source of all pleasure. An incarnation (avatar) of Lord Vishnu, the preserver. 

Radhe Govinda, Radhe Gopal

Radhe Radhe Shyam, Radhe Shyam, Radhe Shyam

Radhe – addressive case of Radha (“O Radha!”), the beloved of Krishna, the embodiment of spiritual love and the Goddess of the universe.

Govinda – a name for the youthful Krishna, the lord of the cows and the Vedas, the one who pleases the senses.

Gopal – shortened form of Gopala, Krishna as a mischevious todler.

Shyam – a name for Krishna referring to his dark black/blue skin

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna

Krishna Krishna Hare Hare

Hare Rama Hare Rama

Rama Rama Hare Hare

Hare – a name for Radhe, the energy of God (divine feminine).

Krishna – He who is all-attractive, the source of all pleasure. An incarnation (avatar) of Lord Vishnu, the preserver. 

Rama – another incarnation of Vishnu, or in this case an incarnation of Krishna.

 

5. OM TRYAMBAKAM

Om tryambakam yajaamahe

sugandhim pushthivardhanam;

Urvaarukamiva bandhanaan

Mrityormuksheeya maamritaat.

We worship the three-eyed one (Lord Shiva) who is fragrant (in a state of supreme bliss), and who sustains all living beings. May he liberate us from (the eternal cycle of birth and) death. May he lead us to immortality, just as the cucumber is released from its bondage (the vine to which it is attached).”

Om namah Shivaya, om namah Shiva

I bow to Lord Shiva

Shivaya or Shiva – the destroyer that clears the path for new growth, the energy of change. Also means the supreme reality, divine consciousness that dwells in all, your true identity, your inner Self. 

Hara, Hara, Hara, Mahadeva, 

Hara, Hara, Hara, Mahadeva, 

Hara – a name for Shiva meaning destroyer, as in the destroyer of the ego, ignorance, illusion, doubt, fear, etc.

Mahadeva – great (maha) God (deva), a name often used for Lord Shiva.

 

6. WAKING DREAM

Radhe Govinda, Radhe Gopala, Radhe Govinda, Radhe Gopala

Govinda Gopala, Gopala Radhe

Radhe Govinda, Radhe Gopala, Rade Ramana Hari bol

I call out to celebrate the union of divine love between cosmic consciousness and cosmic energy. 

Radhe Radhe Shyam, Radhe Radhe Shyam

bolo, Radhe Radhe Shyam, Radhe Radhe Shyam

Radhe Radhe Shyam, Radhe Shyam

Radhe – Krishna’s beloved.

Govinda –  Krishna.

Jaya – victory to.

Gopala – a name for Krishna, meaning protector of cows.

Radha ramana – a name for Krishna, meaning delighted by Radha.

Hari – A name of Krishna as an incarnation of Vishnu. Also means shining one and thief, taking away material suffering. God steals our illusions, burdens and ultimately our hearts.

Bol or Bolo – to sing or chant (the names of God), invoking divine resonance & presence. 

Shyam – Krishna, referring to his dark skin.

 

7. SARASWATI

Om Aim Saraswatyai Namaha

Salutations to the divine goddess Saraswati, bestower of wisdom, intelligence, knowledge, creativity and artistry.

Saraswati, Saraswati, Saraswati, 

Saraswati, Saraswati, Saraswati,

Jai Ma, jai Ma, jai Ma, jai Ma, jai Ma, jai Ma, 

Jai Ma, jai Ma, jai Ma, jai Ma, jai Ma, jai Ma

Victory to the divine Mother.

 

8. EXHIBIT A

Shri Krishna Govinda Hare Murare 

hey natha Narayana Vasudeva

hey natha Narayana Vasudeva

Beautiful Govinda (Krishna), the friend and protector of the cows, the one who is Lord of the senses and who destroys the demon Muri. Hey, you are the Lord Narayana, the first and the last, the one who abides in all things as the sacred heart.

 

9. LOKAH SAMASTAH

Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu

May all beings everywhere be happy and free.

May the thoughts, words, and actions of my own life 

contribute in some way 

to that happiness and to that freedom for all.

Om shanti, om shanti, om shanti

Shanti – Peace (rest, calmness, tranquility, or bliss)