Vratapate Mantras

These mantras are used when undertaking a vrat (solemn vow). These verses form part of the Upanayana Sanskaara and provide a medium for taking a solemn oath while asking God for protection from negative forces and negative thoughts. (From the Chandogya Braahmana, 1.6.9)

ॐ अग्ने व्रतपते व्रतं चरिष्यामि
तत्ते प्रब्रवीमि तच्छकेयम्।
तेनर्ध्यासमिदमहमनृतात्सत्यमुपैमि स्वाहा।।
ॐ इदमग्ने इदन्न मम।।

Om agne vratapate vratam chariṣhyaami
tatte prabraveemi tach-chha-ke-yam.
Tena-adhyaa-samidam-aham-anritaat
satyam-upaimi svaahaa.
Idam agnaye idanna mama.

ॐ वायो व्रतपते व्रतं चरिष्यामि
तत्ते प्रब्रवीमि तच्छकेयम्।
तेनर्ध्यासमिदमहमनृतात्सत्यमुपैमि स्वाहा।।
ॐ इदं वायवे इदन्न मम।।

Om vaayo vratapate vratam chariṣhyaami
tatte prabraveemi tach-chha-ke-yam.
Tena-adhyaa-samidam-aham-anritaat
satyam-upaimi svaahaa.
Idam vaayave idanna mama.

 ॐ सूर्य व्रतपते व्रतं चरिष्यामि
तत्ते प्रब्रवीमि तच्छकेयम्।
तेनर्ध्यासमिदमहमनृतात्सत्यमुपैमि स्वाहा।।
ॐ इदं सूर्याय इदन्न मम।।

Om soorya vratapate vratam chariṣhyaami
tatte prabraveemi tach-chha-ke-yam.
Tena-adhyaa-samidam-aham-anritaat
satyam-upaimi svaahaa.
Idam sooryaaya idanna mama.

ॐ चंद्र व्रतपते व्रतं चरिष्यामि
तत्ते प्रब्रवीमि तच्छकेयम्।
तेनर्ध्यासमिदमहमनृतात्सत्यमुपैमि स्वाहा।।
ॐ इदं चन्द्राय इदन्न मम।। 

Om Chandra vratapate vratam chariṣhyaami
tatte prabraveemi tach-chha-ke-yam.
Tena-adhyaa-samidam-aham-anritaat
satyam-upaimi svaahaa.
Idam chandraaya idanna mama.

व्रतानां व्रतपते व्रतं चरिष्यामि
तत्ते प्रब्रवीमि तच्छकेयम्।
तेनर्ध्यासमिदमहमनृतात्सत्यमुपैमि स्वाहा।।
ॐ इदमिन्द्राय इदन्न मम।। 

Om vrataanaam vratapate vratam chariṣhyaami
tatte prabraveemi tach-chha-ke-yam.
Tena-adhyaa-samidam-aham-anritaat
satyam-upaimi svaahaa.
Idam indraaya vratapataye idanna mama.

O Lord You are Agne – the eternal; vaayve – the impelling force, soorya – the light of the universe, Chandra – the dispeller of darkness, vrataanaam – lord of laws. You are Vratapate, the lord of laws and vows. I take a (vrat) vow which I will fulfill through my daily conduct. This vow (te prabraveemi) I wholeheartedly accept and take before you.
O Lord, (shakeyam) give me strength to observe this vrat.
And, (tena) while observing my vow, may I (rishyaasam) remain safe from (amritaat) falsehood while steadfastly moving (satyam) toward truth. May I achieve the highest truth. This is my prayer.
(Idam) This prayer is for the continuous divine guidance for all. This is not for personal gain.