Morning Prayer - Karaagre Vasate Lakshmi Sloka
The below prayer is to be recited early in the morning when you are getting off the bed. The hands should resemble as shown in the video below.


Morning Prayer:

karaagre vasate lakshmiiH karamadhye sarasvatii.karamuule sthita gauri prabhaate karadarshanaM..
samudravasane devi parvatastanamaNDale .vishhNupatni namastubhyaM paadasparshaM kshamasva me ..


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 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.

O! Mother Earth, who has the ocean as clothes and mountains and forests on her body, who is the wife of Lord Vishnu, I bow to you. Please forgive me for touching you with my feet.

Karagre Vasate Lakshmi - Morning Hymn:




2 comments:

  1. why the gods/goddess are in these manner like why lakshmi at fingertips , sarswati at middle and govind at the base...please reply me

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  2. This is a Morning Prayer called “karadarshana”. One begins the day with this prayer. ‘kara” means the palm of the hand and it stands for the five karmendriyas, or the organs of action. While looking at the palm, one invokes the Lord in the form of various deities, thus sanctifying all the actions that will be done during the day. By acknowledging the Lord as the giver of the capacity to perform actions and as the giver of the fruits of those actions, one sanctifies the actions. Thus, one prays in the morning to reinforce the attitude that all actions are performed as a service to the Lord.

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