Mumbai: Spirituality helps individuals to look at the complexities of life from a different perspective. An individual’s spiritual leanings help him evolve as a better human being. And hence it is imperative to cultivate the seeds of spirituality in children so that they grow up to be far more sensible and responsible people.
In this post, we have listed out a few simple shlokas with profound meaning that can be taught to your little ones.
वक्रतुण्ड महाकाय सूर्यकोटि समप्रबहा
निर्विग्नम कुरुमेदेव सर्व कार्येशु सर्वदा
Vakratunda Mahakaya Suryakoti Samaprabha
Nirvighnam Kuru Me Deva Sarva-Kaaryeshu Sarvada
O Lord, with a curved trunk and a huge body, you emit the radiance of crores of Suns.
Remove all obstacles and bless me so that I succeed in every task that I undertake now and in future.
गुरुर्ब्रह्मा गुरुर्विष्णुः गुरुर्देवो महेश्वरः
गुरु साक्षात् परब्रह्मा तस्मै श्रीगुरुवेनमः
Gurur Brahmaa Gurur Vishnu
Gurur Devo Maheshwarah
Guru Saakshaata Parabrahma
Tasmai Shri Guruve Namah
Guru (the knowledgeable one who dispels darkness ) is like the divine trinity – Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh. Like Brahma, the creator, guru creates the wisdom by illuminating the minds of his disciple; like Vishnu, he helps his disciple in sustaining the knowledge; like Shiva (Mahesh), he helps in the destruction of darkness or destruction.
ॐ सह नाववतु ।
सह नौ भुनक्तु ।
सह वीर्यं करवावहै ।
तेजस्वि नावधीतमस्तु मा विद्विषावहै ।
ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः ॥
Om Saha Nau-Avatu
Saha Nau Bhunaktu
Saha Viiryam Karavaavahai
Tejasvi Nau-Adhiitam-Astu Maa Vidvissaavahai
Om Shaantih Shaantih Shaantih
May the divine force protect all of us
May we all be nourished
May we all work together with great energy
May our intellectual understanding grow further
And may there be no hostility
OM Peace, OM Peace, OM Peace (May peace prevail)
त्वमेव माता च पिता त्वमेव । त्वमेव बन्धुश्च सखा त्वमेव । त्वमेव विद्या द्रविणम् त्वमेव । त्वमेव सर्वम् मम देव देव ॥
Twameva mata cha pita twameva
Twameva bandhushcha sakha twameva
Twameva vidya dravinam twameva
Twameva sarvam mama deva deva
You are our Mother, You are our Father,
You are our friend and guide,
You are our knowledge and wealth,
You are our everything and our Lord of Lords.
सर्व मंगल मांगल्ये शिवे सर्वार्थ साधिके
शरण्ये त्रयम्बिके देवी नारायणी नमोस्तुते
Sarva mangala mangalye shive sarvaartha saadhike
Sharanye trayambake Gauri Narayani namosthute
The one who is the most auspicious, makes everything auspicious,
The one who fulfils the objectives of her disciples,
I pray to you O Goddess with three eyes, salutations, O Narayani.