Daily Awakening – Sandhya (English)

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

Aachmanam

Om Shanno deveer abhishtaya
aapo bhavantu peetaye.
Shanyor-abhi-shravantu nah.1

Indriyasparsha

Om Vaak Vaak2 – lips
Om praaṇah praaṇah – nostrils
Om chakshuh chakshuh – eyes
Om shrotram shrotram – ears
Om naabhih – navel
Om hṛidayam – heart
Om kaṇṭhah – throat
Om Shirah – head
Om baahu-bhyaam yasho balam – shoulders
Om kartala kara priṣhṭhe – palms and back of palms

Maarjanam

Om bhooh punaatu shirasi – head
Om bhuvah punaatu netrayoh – eyes
Om svah punaatu kanthe – throat
Om mahah punaatu hridaye – heart
Om janah punaatu naabhyaam – navel
Om tapah punaatu paadayoh – feet
Om satyam punaatu punah shirasi – head
Om kham brahma punaatu sarvatra – sprinkle all over

Praanaayaama

Om bhooh. Om bhuvah. Om svah.
Om mahah. Om janah. Om tapah. Om satyam3

Aghamarshanam

Om ritam-cha sat-yam-chaa
‘bheed-dhaat-tapaso ‘dhya-jaayata.
Tato raatr-ya-jaayata 
tatah samudro arnavah4 5

Samudraad arṇavaad adhi,
samvatasaro ajaayata

Aho-raatraaṇi vida-dhad
vishvasya miṣhato vashee6

Sooryaa chandra-masau dhaataa
yathaa poorvam akal-payat.
Divamcha prithiveem
chaan-ta-riksham atho svah7

Aachmanam

Om Shanno deveer abhishtaya
aapo bhavantu peetaye.
Shanyor-abhi-shravantu nah.

Manasaa Parikrama

Om praachee dig-agnir adhi-patir-
asito rakshitaa dityaa iṣhavah.
Tebhyo namo ‘dhipati-bhyo namo
rakshi-tribhyo nama iṣhu-bhyo nama
ebhyo astu. Yo’smaan dveṣhṭi yamvayam
dviṣhmas tam vo jambhe dadhmah.8

Om dakshiṇaa dig-indro dhi-patis-tirash-chi
rajee rakshitaa pitara iṣhavah.
Tebhyo namo ‘dhipati-bhyo namo
rakshi-tribhyo nama iṣhu-bhyo nama
ebhyo astu. Yo’smaan dveṣhṭi yamvayam
dviṣhmas tam vo jambhe dadhmah.9

Prateechee dig varuṇo ‘dhi-patih
pridaakoo rakshitaa-namiṣhavah.
Tebhyo namo ‘dhipati-bhyo namo
rakshi-tribhyo nama iṣhu-bhyo nama
ebhyo astu. Yo’smaan dveṣhṭi yamvayam
dviṣhmas tam vo jambhe dadhmah.10

Udeechee dik somo ‘dhipatih
svajo rakshitaa-shanir-iṣhavah.
Tebhyo namo ‘dhipati-bhyo namo
rakshi-tribhyo nama iṣhu-bhyo nama
ebhyo astu. Yo’smaan dveṣhṭi yamvayam
dviṣhmas tam vo jambhe dadhmah.11

Dhruvaa dig viṣhṇu radhipati
kalmaaṣha greevo rakshitaa veerudha iṣhavah.
Tebhyo namo ‘dhipati-bhyo namo
rakshi-tribhyo nama iṣhu-bhyo nama
ebhyo astu. Yo’smaan dveṣhṭi yamvayam
dviṣhmas tam vo jambhe dadhmah.12

Oordh-vaa dig brihaspatir-adhipatih
Shvitro rakshitaa varṣham-iṣhavah.
Tebhyo namo ‘dhipati-bhyo namo
rakshi-tribhyo nama iṣhu-bhyo nama
ebhyo astu. Yo’smaan dveṣhṭi yamvayam
dviṣhmas tam vo jambhe dadhmah.13

Upasthaanam

Om udvayam tamasas pari
svaḥ pashyanta uttaram.
Devam devatraa sooryam
aganma jyotir uttamam.14

Udutyam jaata-vedasam
devam vahanti ketavah.
Drishe vishvaaya sooryam.15

Chitram devaanaam ud-agaad-aneekam
chakshur mitrasya varuṇasya-agneh.
Aapraa dyaavaa prithivee antariksham
soorya aatmaa jagatas tas-thu-ṣhas cha svaahaa.16

Tach-chakshur devahitam
purastaach chhukram uch-charat
Pashyema sharadah shatam
jeevema sharadaḥ shatam
Shriṇuyaama sharadah shatam
Prabravaama sharadah shatam
Adeenaah syaam sharadah shatam
Bhooyash cha sharadah shataat.17

Brahma Gaayatree Saavitree Guru Mantra

Om bhoor bhuvaḥ svaḥ.
Tat savitur vareṇyam

Bhargo devasya dheemahi.
Dhiyo yo nah pracho-dayaat.18

Samarpana

He eeshvar dayaa-ni-dhe.
Bhavat-kripa-yaa-’nena
japo-paa-sa-naa-di-karma-ṇaa
dharm-artha-kaama-mokshaaṇaam
sadyah siddhir-bhaven-nah.

Namaskaara mantra

Om namah sham bhavaaya cha
mayo bhavaaya cha

namaḥ shankaraaya cha
mayas-karaaya cha

namaḥ shivaaya cha
shivataraaya cha.
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Om shaantih shaantih shaantih


  1. 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
  2. In this mantra, the words are repeated – as in vaak-vaak, the repetition is aimed at the double reference of the organ. For example, vaak – organ of speech – and vaak – power of speech, thus both speech and the organ that creates it are blessed
  3. Taittiriya-aranyaka 10,27
  4. Ritam and satyam are two concepts of vedic wisdom. Ritam is truth, satyam is ultimate truth. For example, if there is a flowing river, the existence of the river is satyam, the flow is ritam, they both complement each other. Example: Husband & Wife relationship can sever, but it is husband and wife, thus ritam; mother and child cannot sever/separate, thus satyam.
  5. Rig Veda 10,190.1
  6. Rig Veda 10,190,2
  7. Rig Veda 10.190.3
  8. Atharva Veda 3,27.1
  9. Atharva Veda 3,27.2
  10. Atharva Veda 3.27.3
  11. Atharva Veda 3.27.4
  12. Atharva Veda 3.27.5
  13. Atharva Veda 3.27.6
  14. Yajur Veda 35.14
  15. Yajur Veda 33.31
  16. Yajur Veda 7.42
  17. Yajur Veda 36.24
  18. Yajur Veda 36.3
  19. Yajur Veda 16.41
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