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Slokas for Kids

Om… Om… Om…

Shri Gurubhyo Namaha

Harihi Om.

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1. Shuklam-bharadharam Vishnum shashivarnam chaturbhujam |
Prasanna vadanam dhyayet sarva vighnopa-shantaye ||

Meaning
We meditate on Lord Ganesha - who is clad in white (representing purity), who is all pervading
(present everywhere), whose complexion is gray like that of ash (glowing with spiritual splendor), who
has four arms, who has bright countenance (depicting inner calm and happiness) and who can
destroy all obstacles (in our spiritual and worldly path).

2. Vakrathunda Mahaakaaya Suryakoti Samaprabha


Nirvignam Gurumaydeva Sarvakaryeshu Sarvada

Meaning
O Elephant headed large bodied Lord, radiant as a thousand Suns, I ask for your grace so that this task that I am
starting may complete without any hindrances.

3. Gajaananam bhoodha ghanaathi sevitham


kabhitha jamboo palasara pakshitham
umaasutham sokha vinaasakaranam
namaami vigneswara paadha pankajam

Meaning
He who has the face of an elephant, one who is worshipped by the Bhooda ganam, He who eats the essence of
kabitha and Jumbu fruits, He who is the son of Uma Devi and He who alliuiates the ill fellings in us. O! Lord
Vigneshwara who is an embodiment of all the above, we offer our Namaskarams at your Divine feet.

4. Mooshika vaahana modhaha hastha


Chamara karna vilambitha suthra
Vamana rupa maheswara puthra
Vigna vinayaga deva Namaste

Meaning
He who has the mouse as the vahana, He who always keeps Modhaham (a traditional sweet made from coconut
jaggery and rice that is rolled into a ball) He who has ears that resemble a hand held fan. He who wears a chain-
like ornament around his waist, He who is short statured, He who is the son of Lord Parameshwara. O! Lord
Vinayaka who is all the above and he who always anulls all impediments, We worship you the Lord.
5. Agajaanana Padmaarkam Gajaananam Aharnisham
Anekadantham Bhaktaanaam Ekadantam Upaasmahey

Meaning
I worship day and night that elephant faced Lord Ganesha who is like sun to the lotus face of Mother Parvati. Giver
of many boons, the single tusked Ganesh, I salute Thee to give e a boon.

1. Sarasvatii namastubhyaM
varade kaamaruupiNi .
vidyaarambhaM karishhyaami siddhirbhavatu me sadaa .

Meaning
O Goddess Saraswati, salutations to you, the giver of boons, the one who fulfills all desires.
I begin my studies. May there always be accomplishments for me.
2. Yaa kundendu tushaarahaara dhavalaa
yaa shubhra vastraavritaa
yaa veenaa varadanda manditakaraa
yaa shveta padmaasanaa
yaa brahmaachyuta shankara prabhritibihi
devaih sadaa pujitaa. saa maam pattu saravatee bhagavatee
nihshesha jaadyaapahaa.

Meaning
Goddess Saraswati is all white like the kunda blossom, the moon, snow, and pearl. She is dressed in pure White.
While two of Her hands play the veena, the two other hands are poised to give boons, and award punishments as
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needed. She is seated on a white lotus. She is ever worshipped by all the celestials including Brahma, Vishnu and
Maheshwara. May this Saraswati remove my obstacles and protect me.

1. Gurur brahmaa gurur vishnuh


gurur devo maheshvarah
gurur saakshaat parabrahma
tasmai shree gurave namah.

Meaning
Know the Guru to be Brahma himself. He is Vishnu. He is also Shiva. Know Him to be the Supreme Brahman, and
offer thy adorations unto that peerless Guru.

2. Guravey sarva lokaanaam bishajey bhava rohinaam


Nidhaye sarva vidyanaam shree dakshinaa moorthaye namaha

Meaning
Salutations to the Universal teacher, Shree Dakshinamoorthy, who is the repository of all knowledge
and who cures the disease of Samsara.

3. Puujyaaya raaghavendraaya satya dharma rataaya cha |


Bhajataam kalpa vrukshaaya namataaM kaama dhenave ||

Meaning
Salutations to the respected Shri Raghavendra Swamy, who treads always in the path of truth and
righteousness, who is like the divine wish-full-filling tree(kalpavruksha) for one who worships him, who
is like the divine wish-full-filling cow(kamadhenu) for one who bows to him.

4. Manthas mita mukam bhojam, Mahaneya gunarnavam,


Mathura bhashinam santham, Sarva bhoota dhayaparam,
Bhakta vatsalya jalathim, paramananda vigraham,
Gnananandam prapannosmi nirmala gnana sidhaye.

5. Gnananandam priyam sishyam


radha krishna stavapriyam
namamridha prathatharam
haridasa sathgurum bhaje.

1. ARIRU THADANTHOZH VAZHGA


ARUMUGAM VAZHGA VEPPAI
KOORU SEI THANIVEL VAZHGA
KUKKUDUM VAZHGA SEVVEL
YERIYA MAGNAI VAZHGA
AANAI THUN ANANGU VAZHGA
MAARILA VALLI VAZHGA
VAZHGA SEER ADIYAR YELLAM

Meaning
O Lord Muruga, We salute your 12 strong shoulders that protect us from our enemies, we salute your six faces, we
salute your powerful weapon - the sacred VEL - which tore the mountain KROUNJA to bring out the asura who
took refuge inside it, we also salute the sacred bird - cock - that decorates your symbol in the flag, we salute the
peacock on which you go around the world , we salute your consort Devyani who was brought up by the white
elephant Airavadam, we salute blemishless Valli, your other consort and last but not the least we salute all your
bakthas who worship you, as a respectful prayer.
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2. Uruvai aruvai uladhai iladhai
maruvai malarai maniyai oliyai
karuvai uyirai gadhiyai vidhiyai
guruvai varuvai arulvai guhaney

Meaning
O! Lord Muruga you are the one with the form, you are also one without a form. You are the one who has it all, and
you are the one who does not have it all, you are present in the smallest, in the flower, in the ring of the bell, and in
the Light. You are the embryo, you are the life, you are the destiny, and you are the fate. Please come upon us as
our Guru and bestow your blessings.

3. Shadaananam Kunkuma Rakthavarnam


Mahamathim Divya Mayoora Vaahanam
Rudrasya Soonum Sura Sainya Naatham
Guham Sadhaham Charanam Prapadye

Meaning
I always take refuge in Lord Guha, who is six faced, who's body is colored as kunkuma, Who has a great intelect,
who has the divine peacock as his vehicle, who is the son of Lord Shiva and who is the leader of the army of the
Devas.

1. Aum Trayambakam Yajaamahey


Sugandhim Pusti Vardhanam
Urvaarukamiva Bandhanaath
Mrutyor Muksheeya Maamritaat

Meaning
We worship the three eyed One (Lord Shiva) who is fragrant and who nourishes all beings; may He liberate me
from death, for the sake of immortality, even as cucumber is severed from its bondage of the vine.

2. Brahma Muraari Suraarchita Lingam


Nirmala Bhashita Shobhita Lingam
Janmaja Dukha Vinaashaka Lingam
Tat Pranamaami Sadaa Shiva Lingam

Meaning
I bow before that Sada Shiva Linga, which is adored by Brahma, Vishnu and other Gods, which is praised by pure
and holy speeches and which destroys the cycle of births and deaths.

1. Matha Maragatha Shyama Mathangi Madha Shalini


Kuryath Kataksham Kalayani Kathamba Vanavasini
Jaya Mathanga Thanaye Jaya Neeloth Balathuthey
Jaya Sangeetha Rasikey Jaya Leela Shugapriye
Meaning
O! Mother Mathangi who shines like the emerald gem, O! Auspicious one who reside in the
Kadamba forest, Please cast thy compassionate looks on me. Hail to the daughter of Sage Mathanga !. Hail to thee
who radiate like a blue lotus!. Hail to thee who enjoys music!. Hail to thee with a pet a Parrot.

2. Annapoorney Sadhapoorney Shankara Praana Vallabhey


Gnaana Vairagya Sidhyartham Bikshandehicha Paarvati

Meaning
Oh!Lordess Annapurani,You are always a wholesome entity;you are the most intimate consort of the Lord of Good
Deeds(i.e.Lord Shiva). I seek your grace to attain wisdom and determination to voluntarily abstain from satiating
worldly desires.

3. Sarva Mangala Mangalye Shive Sarvaartha Sadhikey Sharanye Trayambakey Gowri Narayani
Namostutey

Meaning
I salute the three-eyed Divine Mother Narayani, who brings auspiciousness and who fulfils all the desires of the
devotee (both spiritual and material).

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1. Shaantaakaaram bhujagashayanam
padmanaabham suresham
vishvaadhaaram gaganasadrisham
meghavarnam shubhaangam
lakshmeekaantam kamalanayanam
yogihriddhyaanagamyam
vande vishnum bhavabhayaharam
sarvalokaikanaatham.

Meaning
I bow down before Vishnu, the Lord of all worlds and the remover of all causes of fear. He is of blissful form. he lies
on a serpent bed. He sports a lotus on His navel. The Lord of the celestials. He supports the whole cosmos. His
limbs are exquisite and His complexion is blue like that of the sky and the rain cloud. The consort of Lakshmi. He
has eyes rivalling the lotus. The yogis meditate on Him in their innermost heart.

2. Vasudeva Sutham Devam Kamsa Chanoora Mardhanam


Devaki Paramanandham Krishnam Vande Jagathgurum.

Meaning
I bow to you O Krishna, the Supreme Guru, the son of Devaki and Vasudeva, the remover of Kamsa and Chanur

3. Gnaana nanda mayam devam nirmala spatikakrithim


Aadhaaram sarva vidhyaa naam hayagrivam upaasmahey

Meaning
We meditate upon Lord Hayagriva, who is the personification of knowldge and bliss, whose form is like a flawless
crystal and who is the basis of all branches of learning

4. Raamaaya ramabadraaya ramachandraaya vaydasey


Raghunaadaaya naadaaya seethaaya pathaye namo namah

Meaning
My salutations to Bhagawan Sri Rama, the protector of all, one who knows all, the descendant of the Raghu
dynasty, the husband of Sita and the Bhagawan of the entire universe.

1. Vande padmakaram prasanna vadanam


soubhagyadam bhagyadam
Hasthabyam abyapradam maniganair
nanavidhair bhooshitham
Bakthashbishta palapradham
hari hara brahmadibihi sevitham
Parsve pangaja sanga padma nidhibir
yuktham satha shakthibihi

2. Sarasija nayane saroja haste


dhavalatharam suka gandhamalya shobe
bhagavathi hari vallabe manogye
thribhuvanakari bhoothikari praseeda mahyam.

1. Bhoothanatha, sadananda, Sarva bhootha daya para,


Raksha raksha maha baho, Sasthre thubham namo nama.

Meaning
Salutations and salutations to that Sastha, Who is the lord of all beings, Who is perennially ever happy,
Who shows mercy towards all beings, And I pray, Protect me great hero

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2. Mattha mathanga gamanam karunyamrutha pooritham
Sarva vigna haram devam sastharam pranamamyaham

Meaning
I salute Lord Ayyapa, destroyer of obstacles, who has a gait of an elephant and who is full of compassion

1. Anjaneya Madhi Paatalaananam ; Kanjanaadri Kamaneeya Vigraham;


Paarijatha Tharu Moola Vaasinam; Bhaavayami Bhava mana Nandanam

Meaning
I bow before the darling son of the god of wind, Who is the son of Anjana, Who is great
among killers of ogres, Who is like a golden mountain, Who is handsome looking, And who lives near the
roots of Parijatha tree

2. Anjana nandanam veeram janaki soka naasanam,


Kapeesa maksha hantharam , vandhe lanka bhayankaram

Meaning
Salutations to the terror of Lanka, Who is heroic the son of Anjana, Who brought to an end all sorrows of
Sita, Who is the king of Monkeys, and Who killed Aksha, the son of Ravana

3. Mano javam , maruda thulya vegam,


Jithendriyam buddhi matham varishtam,
Vatha atmajam vanara yudha mukhyam,
Sree rama dootham sirasa namami

Meaning
I bow my head and salute the emissary of Rama, Who has won over his mind, Who has similar speed as
wind, Who has mastery over his organs, Who is the greatest among knowledgeable, Who is the son of
God of wind, And who is the chief in the army of monkeys.

Asato maa sat gamaya


tamaso maa jyotir gamaya
mrityor maa amritam gamaya
om shanthi shanthi shanthi hari om

Meaning
Om, Lead me from unreal to Real, from darkness to Light, from mortality to Immortality

Om Saha Naavavatu, Saha Nau Bhunaktu Saha Viryam Karavaavahai Tejasvina Avadhita Mastu Maa
Vidvishaavahai Om Shanthis, Shanthis, Shanthihi !

Meaning
Om. May that protect us both, teacher and pupil. May that cause both to enjoy the bliss of liberation. May
we both exert to find out the true meaning of the scriptures. May our learning be brilliant. May we never
quarrel with each other. Om. Peace, peace, peace.

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Slokas for Daily Activities
Wake up
Karaagre vasathe Lakshmi
Karamadhye Saraswathi
Karamoolethu Govinda
Prabhathey Karadarshanam.

Meaning
The front part of the hands (the finger tips) are ascribed to Goddess Lakshmi, the Goddess of wealth, the middle
part (the palm proper) to Goddess Saraswati - the Goddess of learning and the root (the part of hand near the
wrist) to Govinda (God). Therefore, every morning, one should have a respectful look at one's hand which
symbolizes honest labor.

Bath Time
Gangeycha Yamunechaiva
Godavari Saraswathi
Narmade Sindhu Kaveri,
Jalesmin Sannithim Kuru

Meaning
In this water, I invoke the presence of holy waters from rivers ganga, yamuna, sindhu, godhavari, narmada and
kaveri.

Food Time
brahmaarpaNaM brahma haviH
brahmaagnau brahmaNaa hutam.h .
brahmaiva tena gantavyaM
brahmakarmasamaadhinaa.

Meaning
A process of offering is Brahman, the oblation is Brahman, the instrument of offering is Brahman, the fire to which
the offering is made is also Brahman. For such a one who abides in Brahman, by him alone Brahman is reached.

Bed Time
Ramaskandam Hanumantam Vainnadeyam vrigodaram
Sayaneya Smarenityam Dursoppanam Tasya nasyati

Slokas at completion of Prayer

Kayena vacha manasendriyairva


Budhyath manovat Prakrithe swabhavat
Karomi yat yat sakalam parasmai
Shriman Narayano yathi samarpayami.

Harihi om.

Shri Gurubyonamaha

Harihi Om.

Gnananandam, Gnananandam, Gnananandam.

Radhe Krishna.....

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