Wednesday, October 01, 2008

dainik praarthanaa

Navratri is here and so are the pious days of prayers. I wish I prayed to mata ji and other Gods like this all throughout the year instead of nine days. But this is a start. As I think of olden days, I am reminded of the daily prayers we used to say as kids. Though I never attended gharshala (Bhavnagar), I know most of these prayers were part of a daily routine there, and others we used to sing at home while growing up. Wish we too had all these same prayers in Vallabh Vidyanagar (where we had completely different set too, which I'll share later), but nevertheless, here it is. Gujarati prayers.

~~~~~
ish nu aa raaj chhe aakhu je je aa avani vishe
tyaagi ne bhogavi jaaNo vaanchho maa dhan anyanu
~~~~~
asatyo maahe thi prabhu param satye tu lai jaa
unDaa andhaare thi prabhu param teje tu lai jaa
mahaa mrutyu maa thi amrut samipe naath lai jaa
tu hiNo hu chhu to tuj darasanaa daan dai jaa
~~~~~
om tat sat shri naaraayaN tu purushottam guru tu
siddh buddh tu skand vinaayak savita paavak tu
brahmamasd tu akaL shakti tu isu pita prabhu tu
rudra vishNu tu raam krishna tu rahim taao tu
vaasudev gopi swaroop tu chidaanand hari tu
adwitiya tu akaaL nirbhaya aatmalinga shiv tu



~~~~~
sarvadaa sau sukhi thaao
samataa sau sam aacharo
sarvatra divyataa vyaapo
sarvatra shanti vistaro
om shantihi shantihi shantihi
~~~~~
aarati kije shri raghuvar ki
dasharath nandan jai siyavar ki
aarati kije raam
shri raam shri raam
shri raam shri raam
~~~~~
jay bhole bam bam bhole
tum raam daras maarag khole
jay bhole bam bam bhole
tum raam daras maarag khole
jay bhole bam bam bhole
tum raam daras maarag khole
shri raam jay raam jay jay raam
~~~~~
o ishwar bhajiye tane moTu chhe tuj naam
guN taaraa nit gaaiye thaay amaaraa kaam
het laavi hasaav tu sadaa raakh dil saaf
bhool kadi kariye ame to prabhu karje maaf
raatre vehla je suve vehla uthe veer
baL buddhi ne dhan vadhe sukh ma rahe sharir
~~~~~

For Gujarati scripted versions of these prayers, please see here.

9 comments:

Soham Shah said...

In my schhol, CN Vidyalaya, we had these prayers daily .. I relived the memories once again after reading ur post ..

Thanks for taking me back in the memory lane .. I felt like a child again ..

Kumar Ahir said...

u still remember all these prayers?
well we had the first three prayers in our school and college.

Sakhi said...

My daughter has these prarthanaa now!!

Kanan said...

Soham, that's great to know that a school in Ahmedabad had the same prayers. For some reason we didn't have all of them in VVN schools.

Kumar, of course! :) still say them when doing evening prayers, which isn't as often as I'd like. Nice to know you had them in college as well. I had Sanskrit and Hindi ones in 11th-12th.

Sakhi, wow! that's fantastic to know. I love these and think all the kids who know and understand Gujarati should know of them. Your daughter is very lucky as well. :)

Maharshi Pathak said...

Nice one..

Maharshi Pathak said...

Are you from C N School /??

Kanan said...

Maharshi, hello! Glad you liked it. Thank you for your comment. Sorry, but I've never attended CN School. The only school I've attended in Ahmedabad is Ankur and that too when I was in kindergarten.

Admin said...

thanks for the post
btw, I also went to CN

Kanan said...

Admin, thanks! Nice to know you went to CN as well.