Daily Awakening – Sandhya (Sanskrit/English)

भूर्भुवः ्वः
तत्सवितुर्वरेण्यं भर्गो देव्य धीमहि
धियो प्रोदयात्1

Om bhoor bhuvaḥ svaḥ. Tat savitur vareṇyam
Bhargo devasya dheemahi.
Dhiyo yo nah pracho-dayaat.

Aachamanam

Chant this mantra thrice, each time sipping water from the right palm 2

शन्नो देवीरभिष्टय
पो भव्तु पीतये
शंरभि श्रव्तु
3

Om Shanno deveer-abhiṣhṭaya4
aapo5 bhavantu peetaye.
Shanyor-abhi-shravantu nah.

देवी-्वरूप ईश्वर पूरण अभीष्ट कीजे।
ीर हो ुधामय कल्याण दान-दीजे॥
ित ऋद्धि-िद्धि बरहित हो दा हमारा।
बहती रहे हृदयमेद्धर्म प्रेम-धारा॥
Devee svaroop eeshvar, pooraṇ abheeṣhṭ keeje,
Yah neer ho sudhaa-mai, kalyaan daan deeje

Nit ṛiddhi siddhi barse, hit ho sadaa hamaaraa
Bahtee rahe hridai me, saddharm prem dhaaraa.

May the All-Pervading Divine Mother be gracious unto us to satisfy our inner cravings and send down blessings all around us.
O Shan gracious, abhishtaya pleasant, aApah omnipresent deveee divine Mother (radient One), bhavantu may shanyor blessings of peetaya contentment abhishravantu shower, flow to nah us.


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  1. Yajur Veda 36.3
  2. For each chant, take some water in the right palm and sip at the end of each chant.
  3. Rig Veda 10.9.4, Yajur Veda 36.12, Saama Veda 1.33, Atharva Veda 1.6.1; The Garuda Puraana 1.218. 9 also includes this mantra
  4. Devih in context refers to the process of evaporation and distillation of water, that is water that has evaporated. See R.Griffith translation of Saama Veda.
  5. Atharva Veda Book 1, Hymns 4, 5 and 6 deals with a subject matter of Ap or water. This mantra in Book 1, Hymn 6, Verse 1, thus the relationship of Ap is drawn.