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Freeindia > Bharat Bhakti
Verse 1
A look at the Hands



Karagre vasate laksmih karanadhye Sarasvati I
Karamule tu govindah prachate karadarsanam II 1 II

The front part of hands (i.e. finger tips as ascribed to Laksmi (goddess of wealth). the middle (i.e. the palm proper) to Sarasvati (goddess of learning), and the root (i.e. part of the hand near the wrist) to Govinda (God). Therefore, every morning one should respectfully have a look at one's hands (which symbolize honest labor).

Freeindia > Bharat Bhakti
Verse 2
Salutation to the Earth



Samudravasane Devi ! Parvatastanamandale I
Visnupatni ! Namstubhyam padasparsam ksamasva me II

O Devi! You are wearing the ocean as a clothing on your body. The mountains are your breasts! O Consort of Visnu! I Salute you and beg your pardon for having to set foot on your body for my routine activities.

Freeindia > Bharat Bhakti
Verse 3
Salutation to the Primeval Deity and the nine planets.



Brahma Muraristripurantakari Bhanuh Sasi Bhumisuto Budhascha I
Guruscha Sukrah Sani-Rahu ketavah Kurvantu sarve maam suprabhatam II

Brahma (the Creator), Murari (Visnu), Tripurantakari (Siva, the slayer of Tripurasura), the Sun, the Moon. Bhumisuta (mars), Budha (Mercury), Brhaspati (Jupiter), Sukra (Venus), Sani (Saturn), Rahu and Ketu may all these make my morning auspicious for me!

Freeindia > Bharat Bhakti
Verse 4
(Thinking of Sanatkumara, ancient Rsis, the seven svara and the seven neither-worlds)



Sanatkumarah Sankah Sanandanah Sanatano pyasuripingalaucha I
Sapta Svarah sapta rasatalani Kurvantu save mama suprabhatam II

Sanatkumara, Sanaka, Sanadana and Sanatana ( whom Brahmaji begot by wish); Rsi Asuri ( a disciple of Rsi Kapila, the founder of the Samkhya system of philosophy), Rsi Pingala ( the auther of Hindu Prosody); the Seven Svara (tones) (i.e. Sarja, Rsabha, Gandhara, Madhyam, Panchama, Dhaivata and Nisada); and the seven nether-worlds (Atla, Vitala, Sutala, Talatala, Rasatala, mahatala and Patala) --- may all these make my morning auspicious for me !

Freeindia > Bharat Bhakti
Verse 5
Thinking of the seven Oceans, Mountains, Sages, Continents, Forests and Heavens.



Saptarnavah sapta kulacha lascha
Saptarsayo dvipavananai sapta I
Bhuradi krtva bhuvanani sapta
Kurvantu sarve mama suprabhatam II

The seven oceans (Lavanabdhi, Iksu, Suravarpa, Ajay, Dadhi, Ksira and Svadu-jala); the seven mountains (mahendra, Malaya, Sahydri, Suktiman, Rkasavan, Vindhya and Pariyatra): the seven Rsis (Kasyapa, Atri, Bharadvaja, Vivamita, Gautama, Jamadagni and Vasistha): the seven dvipas ( Continents) (i.e. Jambu, Plaksa, Salmala, Kusa, Kroncha, Saka and Puskara): the seven vanas (forest) ( i.e. Dandakaranya, Khandarany, Champakaranya, Vedaranya, Naimisaranya, Brahmaranys and Dharmaranya); and the seven bhuvanas (heavens) (i.e. Bhuh, Bhuvah, Svah Mahah, Janah, Traph and Satyam) ---may all these make my morning auspicious for me !

Freeindia > Bharat Bhakti
Verse 6
Remembering the five basic Elements like the Earth and the Water etc.,



Prthvi Sagadha sarasatathapah
sparsi cha vayurjvalanama cha tejah I
Nabhah sasabdam mahata sahaiva
kurvantu sarve mama suprabhatam II

The Earth with its quality of smell, Water with its quality of taste, Air with its quality of touch, Fire with its quality of teja (glow), Akasa (space) with its quality of sabda (sound)---- may all these elements along with the element of Buddhi (intellect) make my morning auspicious for me!

Freeindia > Bharat Bhakti
Verse 7
Venerable seven Mountains



Mahendro Malayah Sahyo devatatme Himalayah I
Dhyeyo Raivatako Vindyo giriscaravalistathaII

Mahendra (in Orissa), Malaya (in Mysore) Sahydri (Western Ghats), Himalaya (the soul of numerous gods---in Northern India), the adorable Raivataka (Giranara - in Kathiawad), Vindhyachala (from Gujarat to Bihar) and Aravali (in Rajasthan)--al these mountains are venerable.

Freeindia > Bharat Bhakti
Verse 8
Consecrate Rivers



Ganga Sindhuscha Kaveri Yamuna cha Sarasvati I
Reva Mahanadi Goda Brahmaputrah punatu mam II

Ganga, Sindhu, Kaveri, yamuna, Sarasvati, Rva (Narmada) Mahanadi, Godavari, and Brahmaputra--may all these rivers consecrate me.

Freeindia > Bharat Bhakti
Verse 9
Moksa bestowing seven cities.



Ayodhya Mathura Maya Kasi Kanbchi Avantika I
Puri Dvaravati chaiva saptaita moksadayikah II

Ayodhya, Mathura, Maya (Haridwar), Kasi, Kanchi, Avantika (Ujjain), and Dwanrika Puri all these seven puries (cities) bestow moksa (emancipation) on human beings.

Freeindia > Bharat Bhakti
Verse 10
Famous holy places and ancient capitals.



Pryagam Pataliputram Vijayanagaram Purim I
Indraprastham Gayam chaiva pratuse pratyaham smaret II

Prayaga, Pataliputra (Patna), Vijayanagara (Hampi-south) Jagannathapuri, Indraprastha (Delhi) and Gaya --- all these holy places are worth remembering everyday in the morning

Freeindia > Bharat Bhakti
Verse 11
Reverenciable Mothers.



Arundhatyanasuya cha Savitri Janaki Sati I
Tejasvini cha Panchali Vandaiyanirantaram II

Arundhati ( wife of Vasistha), Anusuya (wife of Rsi Atri), Savitri ( wife of Satyvan), Janaki (Sita ji), Sati ( daughter of Daksa, wife of Siva), and the noble - spirited Panchali ( Draupadi) --- all these great women deserve our reverence for ever.

Freeindia > Bharat Bhakti
Verse 12
Great Women and Sadhviam.



Laksmirahalya Channamma Mira Durgavati tatha |
Kannagi cha Mahasadhvi Sarada cha Nivedita ||

Laksmibai (the Rani of Jhansi ), Ahalyabai Holkar,Channamma (a brave lady from Karnataka), Mira (a devotee of lord krsna), Durgavati (the queen of Garh - mandal), Kannagi (a lady from Tamilnadu, famous for her fidelity to her husband), Mother Sarada (wife of Swami Ramakrsna Paramahamsa), Sister Nivedita (an Irish disciple of Swami Vivekananda)--all these Iadies command our reverence for ever.

Freeindia > Bharat Bhakti
Verse 13
Victorious great Kings.



Vainyam Prthum Haihayamarjunam cha
Sakuntaleyam Bharatam Nalam cha |
Ramam cha yo vai smarati prabhate
Tasyarthalabho vijayascha haste ||

Prthu (Son of King Vena), Sahasrarjuna of Haihaya dynasty, Bharata (son of Sakuntala), Raja Nala, and the ideal king Sri Rama he who remembers them in the morning acquires affluence and always comes out victorious.

Freeindia > Bharat Bhakti
Verse 14
Brahmarsi and Rajsri beings.



Dadhyanmanurbhrgurasau Haripurvachandro
Bhismarjuna-Dhruva-Vasistha-Sukadayascha |
Prahlada-Narada-Bhagiratha-Visvakarma-
Valmikayo'tra chirachintyasubhabhidhanah ||

Rsi Dadhichi , Manu, Bhrgu, the truthful King Harischandra, the iron - willed Bhisma, Arjuna (the wielder of the famous bow Gandiva), Bhakta Dhruva, Rsi Vasistha, Sukadeva (son of Vyasa), Bhakta Prahlada ,Muni Narada, Bhagiratha (one who brought the Ganga from the Heaven to the Earth), Visvakarma (the first architect), Valmiki (the first poet)---all these sacred names are worth remembering for ever.

Freeindia > Bharat Bhakti
Verse 15
Seven immortal beings.



Asvatthama Balirvyasn Hanumamscha Vibhisanah |
Krpah Parasuramascha Saptaite chirajivinah ||
Saptaitan Samsmarennityam Markatndeyamathastamam|
Jived varsasatam Sagramapamrtyuvivarjtah ||

Asvatthama (son of Drona), Raja Bali, Vyasa (the first spiritual preceptor) Hanuman (a devotee of Rama), Vibhisana (a favorite of Rama) Krpacharya and Parasurama --all these seven are immortal beings; and he who remembers them everyday along-with Siva-bhakta Markandeya (a devotee of Siva) becomes a centenarian and never meets an timely death.

Freeindia > Bharat Bhakti
Verse 16
Those who Saved Dharma
and their names sanctifies our tongues.




Punyasloko Nalo raja punyasloko Yudhisthirah |
Punyasloko Videhascha punyasloko Janardanah ||

Raja Nala, the truthful Yudhisthira, Videha Raja Janaka, and Janardana i. e. Lord Krsna -the very utterance of these names sanctifies the tongue.

Freeindia > Bharat Bhakti
Verse 17
Founder of various religious orders.



Buddho Jinendro Goraksah sankarascha Patanjalih |
Rmanujo'tha Chaitanyah Kabiro Guru Nanakah ||

Lord Buddha, Lord Mahavira (Jainendra), Guru Gorakhanatha, Jagadguru Sankaracharya, Maharsi Patanjali (the author of Yogasastra), Acharya Ramanuja, Mahaprabhu Chaitanya, Bhakta Kabir and Guru Nanak--all these great persons have been the founders of various religious orders.

Freeindia > Bharat Bhakti
Verse 18
Saints of highest rank.



Jnanesvarastukaramah Samartho Madhavavallabhau |
Narasistulasidasah Kambah Sadhukulottamah ||

Saint Jnanesvara, Saint Tukarama, Samartha Guru Rama Dasa, Madhvacharya,Vallabhacharya, Narasi Mehata,Saint Tulasidasa, Maharsi Kamba (an Author from the south who wrote the Ramayana in Tamil language)-- all these are saints of the highest rank.

Freeindia > Bharat Bhakti
Verse 19
Noble traditions of saints from South India.



Nayanmaralavarascha Tiruvalluvarastatha |
Vitarantu sadaivaite daivim me gunasampadam ||

Sixty-three Nayanmaras belonging to the Saiva sect in Southern India, twelve Alavara saints belonging to the Vaisnava sect, and the noble saint Tiruvalluvara etc ---may this noble tradition of saints always instill divine qualities in us.

Freeindia > Bharat Bhakti
Verse 20
Wide renounced great conquerors.



Agastyah Kambukaundinyau Rajendrascholabhusanah |
Sarve digjayinah khyatah Sailendro Bapparavalah ||

Maharsi Agastya, king kambu (the founder of Cambodia), Kaundinya (who traveled to Cambodia in the fifth century A. D. and founded a Hindu Kingdom there), the famous and valiant king Rajendra (I) of the Chola dynasty, Sailendra, the founder of the Hindu Kingdom of Srivijaya in Sumatra in the fourth century, Bapparavala of Rajasthan (the conqueror of the Arab Countries)--all these great conquerors are of wide renown.

Freeindia > Bharat Bhakti
Verse 21
Statemen of the moral values



Chahakyaschandraguptascha Vikramah Salivahanah I
Asokah Pusyamitascha Kharavelah Sunitiman II

Chanakya Chandragupta Maurya, Chandragupta Vikramaditya, Salivahana, Samrat Asoka, Senapati Pusymitra, Kharavela from Orissa-- all of them have been statesmen of the highest moral values.

Freeindia > Bharat Bhakti
Verse 22
Great Conquerors who desperate invaders.



Hunajeta Yasodharma Samudro Guptavamsajah |
Srikrsnadevrayascha pradata Harsavardhanah ||

Yasodharma, the conqueror of the Hunas; Samudragupta, the famous Gupta emperor, Krsnadeva Raya, the Majestic ruler of Vijayanagara Empire; the most magnanimous Harsavrdhana ----- all these have been great conquerors who dealt crushing blows to their desperate invaders.

Freeindia > Bharat Bhakti
Verse 23
Men of great Knowledge and valour.



Sadhuh Sankaradevascha tatha Sayanamadhavau |
Pratapah Sivarajascha Govindo Basavesvarah ||

Sankaradeva , a Vaisnava saint from Assam; Saynacharya and Madhavacharya; the iron-willed Maha Rana Pratap Simha; the ad riot statesman Chhatrapati Sivaji; the saint-soldier Guru Govinda Simha and saint Basavesvara, a well-known devotee of Siva from Karnataka------ all these have been men of great knowledge and valor.

Freeindia > Bharat Bhakti
Verse 24
Social reformers in the Modern age.



RamaKrsno Dayanando Ravindro Ramamohanah |
Ramatirtho'ravindascha Vivekananda udyasah ||

Svami Rama Krsna Paramahamsa ; Svami Dayananda Sarasvati, the founder of Arya Samaja; Ravindra Nath Thakur, a great revolutionary poet; Raja Ram Mohan Raya; Svami Rama Tirtha, Yogiraja Aravinda; and Svami Vivekananda, the beloved of the youth---all these have been renowned social reformers in the modern age.

Freeindia > Bharat Bhakti
Verse 25
Sons of Hindu land



Tilako Ramanaschaiva Sudhirnaranao guruh I
Mahatma Malaviyo Mahatma Gandhireva cha II

Lokamanya Bal Gagadhar Tilak, Maharsi Ramana from Tamilanadu, Narayana Guru, a famous saint from Kerala, Madan Mohan Malaviya, a great patriot and the founder of the Benaras Hindu University; and Mahatma Gadhi -- all these have been staunch supporters of Hinduism.

Freeindia > Bharat Bhakti
Verse 26
Dr.Hedgewar founder of the R.S.S



Kesavah Sanghanirmata HedagevaravamsajahI
Sanathtam chintayedetan Hindubhumisutottaman II

Always keep in mind these great sons of the Hindu soil like Dr. Kesava Balirama Hedagevara (born in the Hedagevara family, and the founder of the Rashtriya Svayamsevak Sangha)

Freeindia > Bharat Bhakti
Verse 27
Remembrance of the unknown great souls.



Anukta ye bhakta Haricharanasamsaktahrdaya
Avijnata vira adhisamaramuddhvastaripavah |
Mahamanah santo Bharatabhuvi ye santi cha pare
Namastebhya bhuyadusasi sakalebhyah pratidinam ||

There have been numerous other Bhaktas born on this land who had their hears set on the lotus feet of God, but whose names have not been mentioned in this stotra (hymn); similarly, there have been countless unknown brave warriors on this land who routed their opponents in the battlefield; and then, there have been or are still many other great and saintly personalities born on the sol of Bharata - - we pay our daily obeisance to all these great souls belonging to the past or the presets age.

Freeindia > Bharat Bhakti
Verse 28
A Obeisance to Bharat Mata



Ratnakaradhautapadam Himalyakirtitinim I
Brahmarajarsiratnamdhyam vande BharatamataramII

I pay my obeisance to mother Bharata, whose feet are being a washed by the ocean, who wears the mighty Himalaya as her crown, and who is exuberantly adorned with the gems of traditions set by Brahmarsis and Rajarsis.

Freeindia > Bharat Bhakti
Verse 29
Fruit from daily recitence of Pratah-Smaran



Pratah-Smaranametad yo viditval" daratah pather!
Sa Samyag dharmanisthah syat samsmrta "khandabharatah ||

He who properly understands this Pratah-Smarana, and daily recites it ceremonially with devotion, will be a thoroughly religions fellow, and the picture of Akhanda Bharata (entire undivided India) will, for ever, remain engraved in his heart.

|| May Bharata Mata be triumphant and victorious forever! ||

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