karaagre vasate lakshmii karamadhye sarasvatii
karamuule tu govindaH prabhaate karadarshanaM ||
Lakshmi, the Goddess of wealth, resides(vasate) in the fore-most(agre) part of the hands(kara), Saraswati, the Goddess of learning, resides in the palm (kara madhye=middle part of hand) Govinda, the Lord Narayana resides at the root (moola=root) i.e (near wrist). Therefore, every morning, one should have a respectful look at one’s hand.
gurubra.rhmaa gururvishhNuH gururdevo maheshvaraH |
guruH saakshaatparabrahma tasmai shrii guravenamaH ||
I bow to that Shri Guru, who embodies the presence of Brahma, Vishnu the supreme, and Shiva.
Sri Shani Shloka:
namaste koNa saMsthaaya pingalaaya namo.astu te.
namaste babhruruupaaya krushhNaaya cha namo.astu te.
namaste raudradehaaya namaste chaantakaaya cha.
namaste yamasaMj~naaya namaste sauraye vibho.
namaste mandasaMj~naaya shanaishchara namo.astu te.
prasaadaM kuru devesha diinasya praNatasya cha||
I bow to God Shani who is the son of Surya, who is black in complexion, whose planetary motion is unhurried. Please shower your grace upon the devotees who are saluting you.
Nav Graha Shloka:
bhaasvaanme bhaasayettatvaM chandrashchhaalhaada krudbhaveit.|
mangalo mangalaM dadyaat. budhashchha budhataaM disheit.|
gururme gurutaaM dadyaat. kavishchha kavitaaM disheit.|
shanishcha shaM praapayatu ketuH ketuM jaye.arpayeit.|
raahurme raahayedrogaM grahaaH santu karagrahaaH|
navaM navaM mamaishvaryaM dvishantete navagrahaaH|
shane dinamaNeH suuno hyanekaguNa sanmaNe|
arishhTam hara me.abhiishhTaM kuru maa kuru sankaTaM|
hareranugrahaarthaaya shatruuNaaM nigrahaayacha|
vaadiraajayati proktaM grahastotraM sadaa paThet.||
Let Shri Surya enlighten me the knowledge of the supreme (Lord Vishnu), Chandra (Moon) shower happiness on me, Mangala (Mars) give auspiciousness, Budha (Mercury) shower wisdom, Guru the greatness, Shukra (Venus) shower scholarship, Shani (saturn) provide well-being, Ketu give victory, Rahu destroy ill health. Let all the planets be beneficial to me. Let my wealth (devotion, financial properties, knowledge, etc.,) increase day by day. O! Shani (Saturn) the son of Surya, who shines with several virtues, destroy my ill-fate, full-fill my wishes, and please do not put me in difficulties (in the troublesome Saturn period). One should recite this stotra composed by Shri Vadiraja Swamy regularly for the blessings of Shri Hari and the destruction of one’s enemies (greed, jealousy, anger, false pride etc.,)
Sri Tulasi Shloka:
namastulasi kalyaaNi namo vishhnupriye shubhe|
namo moksha pradaayike devii namaH sarva sampatpradaayike||
I bow to auspicious Tulasi who is dear to Lord Vishnu, who brings good luck to devotees, who guides one to attain salvation, who showers all the wealth to the devotees.
Goddess Saraswati Shloka:
shrii saraswatii namaHstubhyaM varade kaama ruupiNi
twaaM ahaM praarthane devii vidyaadaanaM cha dehi me||
I bow to Godess Saraswati who full-fills the wishes of the devotees. I pray you to enlighten me with knowledge.
Sri Hanuman Shloka:
buddhiir balaM yasho dhairyaM nirbhauyatvaM arogataa|
ajaaDyam vaakpaTutvam cha hanuumat smaraNena bhavet.||
By remembering Hanumaan one can gain Wisdom, strength, success, courage, fearlessness, lack of ill-health, lack of sluggishness, oratory skill, etc.,
Sri Lakshmi Devi Shloka:
sarva ma.ngala maa.ngalye shive sarvaartha saadhike|
sharaNye tryaMbake devii naaraayaNii namostute ||
Salutations to the consort of Sri Naraayana (Sri Lakhmi Devi), who is all-auspicious, who is the mastress of all, who blesses devotees succeed in their efforts and who is the refuge of all.
Early Morning Shloka:
Karaagre Vasate Lakshmi Karamadhye
Sarasvati,Karamuule Tu Govinda Prabhaate
Karadarshanam, Samudravasane Devi
Parvatastanamandale, Vishhnupatni Namastubhyam
Paadasparsham Kshamasva Me
The front part of the hands (the finger tips) is credited to Goddess Lakshmi, the Goddess of wealth. The middle part or palm is credited to Goddess Saraswati, the Goddess of learning and the root (the part of hand near the wrist) to Govinda. So, every morning, one should have a reverent look at one’s hand which represents sincere labor.
Shloka while Lighting Lamps:
Subham Karoti Kalyanam
Arogyam Dhana Sampadah
Shatru Buddhi Vinashaya
Dipa Jyotir Namastute
The accurate meaning of the mantra is: “I fold my hands before the light that brings prosperity, auspiciousness, good health, abundance of wealth and destruction of the enemy’s intellect”. Here, Darkness symbolizes enemy’s intellect and with the arrival of light, darkness disappears. Likewise, light (God’s Grace) destroys darkness (enemy’s intellect).