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Importance of invoking the Divine in the morning

Importance of invoking the Divine in the morning



According to Hinduism, the soul is incarnated in a human body after going through 84,00,000 cycles of births and deaths. The human birth is considered as a very precious opportunity to raise our vibrations to the point that we are able to unite with the Supreme Being.

As a medium to carry us towards God, the human body therefore, must be put to the best use and life should be made as meaningful as possible. Caring for this precious gift should be both mental and physical while moving towards our goal.

In order to start the day in the right manner, religious texts state that we must begin the day by rubbing our palms together, holding them up in front of us and reciting the following mantra:

कराग्रे वसते लक्ष्मी, करमध्ये सरस्वती
करमूले तु गोविन्दः, प्रभाते कर दर्शनम् |

On the tip of my hands resides Lakshmi (the Goddess of Prosperity) (fingers are our working tools)
In my palms resides Saraswati (the Goddess of Knowledge) (knowledge controls your destiny)
At the base of my hands resides Govinda (Vishnu: the God of Sustenance) (for good health and vibrant energy)
In the morning I take blessings of all three with reverence in my palms.


And or :

समुद्रवसने देवि पर्वतस्तन मण्डिते ।
विष्णुपत्नी नमस्तुभ्यं पादस्पर्शं क्षमस्व मे ।।

Vedavyas has described hands as a vital instrument of success as all important tasks are performed through our hands. Looking for God in our own hands creates a confidence to face any challenge and to find immediate relief to any problem. Realizing God as a part of us also encourages us to work ethically in our vocations, do good deeds in our lives that will be of benefit to all. Knowing that our hands are a witness to God also refrains us from any wrongdoing or harm to others.

Waking up every day in this manner is not only spiritually uplifting but also has a positive effect on our health. During sleep, our body’s metabolism, blood pressure, heart rate, temperature and all other activities slows down. Taking time to open our eyes and lying in bed helps the body adjust and stabilize its function to a normal rhythm.

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17 Responses to "Importance of invoking the Divine in the morning"

  1. Satya Pal  May 29, 2014 at 11:50 pm

    Before getting out of bed and touching the mother earth, this shloka should also be recited :

    समुद्र वसने देवी पर्वत स्तनमंडले,
    लक्ष्मी पत्नी नमस्तुभ्यम पादस्पर्शम क्षमस्व मे

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    • Reghu  May 1, 2016 at 10:04 am

      Pls note that it is vishnu patni and not lakshmi patni

      Reply
  2. Himal  June 11, 2014 at 10:52 pm

    Can someone please write out the mantra using english letters as i cannot read Hindi script.

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  3. srinivasan k.  November 7, 2014 at 10:27 am

    Samudra vasane devi parvata sthanamandale
    lakshmipathnim namosthubyam paada sparsham shamasva me

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    • Reghu  May 1, 2016 at 10:01 am

      For yur kind attention ,It is vishnu patni and not lakshmi patni.

      Reply
  4. Shubham  January 30, 2015 at 7:11 am

    @Himal:
    Kara-grey Vastey Lakshmi, Kar Madhyey Saraswati
    Kar-muley tu Govinda, Prabhatey kar darshnam.

    Reply
  5. Mits  February 24, 2015 at 8:27 am

    One more last shlok is
    Vastudevsutam devam, kans chanur mardanam
    Devaki parma nandam, krushnam vande jagadgurum.
    TRIKAL SANDHYA by swadhyay pariwar, google it.
    Jay shree ram. Hare krishna.

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    • deepika  February 24, 2015 at 11:13 pm

      yes i agree to mits..me too swadhyay pariwar

      Reply
  6. Praveen  June 8, 2015 at 2:33 am

    Hi,
    The second line should be this. This is what I learned in my childhood.

    Kar-muley sthita gowri, prabhatey kar darshanam

    This is what i learned in my childhood. I also cross checed in internet. I am not sure which one is correct. Please double check.

    Thanks,
    Prawin

    Reply
  7. shashanka  June 8, 2015 at 2:57 am

    Hello,
    It is not Govinda..it is Gowri…”Kara mole sthi tha Gowri”
    Thanks

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    • Sanskriti  June 9, 2015 at 2:52 am

      The mantra can be recited with both the names.

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      • T.G.RAMA MURTHY  September 7, 2015 at 10:50 am

        Yes, it is Karmulay Sthithe Gowri, Prabhatey Kar Darshanam, only. My Guruji also corrected this. It is not Govinda. The prayer starts with Devi, and should end up with Devi saying.Devi hold the sword to kill the demons, and the sword stays at the tip of your hand, is the meaning. Thanks.

        ramamurthy tg

        Reply
  8. Yadav  September 16, 2015 at 5:17 pm

    कराग्रे वसते लक्ष्मी, करमध्ये सरस्वती।
    करमूले स्थिता गौरी, प्रभाते करदर्शनम्॥

    karAgre vasate lakShmI, kara-madhye saraswatI |
    kara-moole sthitA gaurI
    prabhatey kara-darshanaM ||

    In Article Image you can find Gowri only not govinda.

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  9. Reghu  May 1, 2016 at 10:17 am

    Samudra-vasane devi parvatha-stana mandithe, Hari-priye namasthubhyam pada-sparsam kshamaswame. Vishnu-patni namasthubhyam shankha-varne cha medini, Aneka ratna-sambhoothe Bhoomidevi namosthuthe.

    Reply
  10. Panayiotis Hiripis  July 16, 2016 at 7:01 am

    Hello Everyone,
    Indeed very nice article, however, when it comes to provide such knowledge we should be very careful to avoid committing errors. Is it 84 million cycles or 8.4 million cycles. Perhaps a zero is missing…
    Thank you.

    Reply
    • Sanskriti  July 16, 2016 at 4:08 pm

      It is 84 Lakh which is 8.4 million.

      Reply
  11. bala srinivasan  September 6, 2016 at 3:15 pm

    I do fervently hope&PREY that my HINDU friends pay equal attention to the SPIRITUALS of our faith as much as the RITUALS.I don’t mean to be condesending, ask for your indulgance.
    Thanks.

    Reply

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