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)

अग्ने व्रतपते व्रतं िष्यामि
तत्ते प्रब्रवीमि तच्छकेयम्
तेर्ध्यासमिदमहमनृतात्सत्यमुपैमि ्वाहा।।
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.

वा व्रतपते व्रतं िष्यामि
तत्ते प्रब्रवीमि तच्छकेयम्
तेर्ध्यासमिदमहमनृतात्सत्यमुपैमि ्वाहा।।
इदं वा 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.

  ूर्य व्रतपते व्रतं िष्यामि
तत्ते प्रब्रवीमि तच्छकेयम्
तेर्ध्यासमिदमहमनृतात्सत्यमुपैमि ्वाहा।।
इदं ूर्याय 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.

ंद्र व्रतपते व्रतं िष्यामि
तत्ते प्रब्रवीमि तच्छकेयम्
तेर्ध्यासमिदमहमनृतात्सत्यमुपैमि ्वाहा।।
इदं ्द्राय 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 िष्यामि
तत्ते प्रब्रवीमि तच्छकेयम्
तेर्ध्यासमिदमहमनृतात्सत्यमुपैमि ्वाहा।।
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.