Vratapate Mantras

These mantras are used when undertaking a vrat (solemn vow). These verses form part of the Upanayana Sanskaara and provides 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)

अग्न व्रतपते
व्रतं रिष्यामि
तत्ते प्रब्रवीमि तच्छकेयम्
तेर्ध्यासमिदमहमनृतात्सत्यमुपैमि ्वाहा।।
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.

वायो व्रतपते
व्रतं रिष्यामि
तत्ते प्रब्रवीमि तच्छकेयम्
तेर्ध्यासमिदमहमनृतात्सत्यमुपैमि ्वाहा।।
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.

 ूर्य व्रतपते
व्रतं रिष्यामि
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 रिष्यामि
तत्ते प्रब्रवीमि तच्छकेयम्
तेर्ध्यासमिदमहमनृतात्सत्यमुपैमि ्वाहा।।
इदं न्द्राय 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 रिष्यामि
तत्ते प्रब्रवीमि तच्छकेयम्
तेर्ध्यासमिदमहमनृतात्सत्यमुपैमि ्वाहा।।
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.

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