These are provided free of cost. However they occupy a whopping MB space and also the maximum monthly bandwidth. Hence I am really paying through my nose for this free service. Hence please don’t ask for downloads. Please note that I don’t sell the CD’s.
In the orthodox Hindu tradition, before starting anything one salutes one’s Guru, Ganesha and Saraswati. These three salutations are called Vandana Trayee. The three short salutations with beeja mantras are as follows:For Guru: Om Gum Gurubhyo Namah
For Ganesha: Om Gam Gloum Ganapataye Namah
For Saraswati: Om Aim Kleeng Sauh Saraswatiyai Namaha
The Vandana Trayee in verses form as follows:
“Gurur Brahma gurur Vishnu gurur devo Maheswarah
Gurur sakshat parambrahmah tasmi sri gurave namah”
(For those who do not have a guru add the following verse for Guru Dakshinamoorti, i.e., Lord Shiva in his incarnation as the Guru of the world
Nidhaye sarva vidyanam bhishaje bhava roginam
Gurave sarvalokanam Dakshinamoortaye namah)
Also see > Guru Paduka Stotra of Adi Shankara with MP3
“Om Gananam twa ganpati gum havamahe Kavimkavina mupamashravastarm
Jyestharajam Brahmanam Brahmanaspata aanas-shrunvotibhi-seedhasadhanam
Maha Ganapataye Namah”
May we worship Ganapati, the Protector of Noble People
The best Poet, the Most Honourable,
The Greatest Ruler and the treasure of all knowledge
O Ganapati, please listen to us and take your seat in our heart.
“Prano Devi Sarawati vajebhirvaajinivati
Dhinama vitriyavatu Vaagdevyai Namah” – Rig Veda
“salutations to mother Saraswati who is the originator of all vibrations and who removes the ignorance of the intellects. Salutations to the Goddess of speech.”
As a guide for those who want to know the correct way of pronouncing and reciting these Vedic stotras, I have recorded MP3 stotras. For each stotra I have bought and listened to 3-4 versions available in the market and recorded the best as per my judgment.