January 19 2021
A Prayer Offering with a short yet relevant prayer from the Vedas has been chosen for all those who wish to express their well wishes for this country and the new administration, beginning in the year 2021. It would be good to include City, County and State, that form part of the governing body closest to us, wherever we are too, in this prayer.
The prayer is to be repeated in Sanskrit or English just 3 times slowly during each slot. You may choose one or more slots. An oil, ghee lamp or a candle is all you need to focus on, while reciting. Be sure to turn the flame off after each recitation.
It would be great if you can get your friends and family to participate in this Prayer Offering. The more that join, the stronger will be the vibrations sent towards the realization of these wishes.
Volunteers from the Indian Community from different parts of the US, have already pledged to recite at specific time slots, beginning from 7am on January 19 and concluding at 7 am January 20, 2021. We hope you will also join in this effort.
Prayer from the Vedas for Welfare and Peace,
directed towards this new administration and the country.
ॐ स्वस्ति प्रजाभ्यः परिपालयन्ताम्
न्यायेन मार्गेण महीं महीशाः ।
लोकास्समस्तास्सुखिनो भवन्तु ।।
Om svasti prajābhyaḥ paripālayantām ।
nyāyena mārgeṇa mahīṃ mahīśāḥ ।
go-brāhmaṇebhyaś śubham astu nityam ।
lokās samastā sukhino bhavantu ।।
Om. May the multitude attain protection and peace.
May leaders rule the earth with justice.
May auspiciousness be there for cattle* and the brahmins*.
May all regions of the world* be well.
काले वर्षतु पर्जन्यः । पृथिवी सस्यशालिनी ।
देशो ऽयं क्षोभरहितः । ब्राह्मणास्सन्तु निर्भयाः ।।
kāle varṣatu parjanyaḥ । pṛthivī sasyaśālinī ।
desó ‘yaṃ kṣobha-rahitaḥ । brāhmaṇās santu nirbhayāḥ ।।
May timely rains occur.
May the earth be plentiful with grains*.
May the country be free from afflictions.
May the brahmins be fearless.
ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः ।। Om śāntiḥ śāntiḥ śāntiḥ ।।
Om Peace, peace, peace.
*1. Cattle represents provisions for the maintenance of a good life.
* 2. Brahmins are those who are engaged in the “life divine” and can guide the general public with their wisdom and knowledge.
*3. World stands for not just the physical but for all spheres of human endeavors.
*4. Grains are sources of nourishment.
The link below gives the Sanskrit recitation of the prayer in the form of an instructional video.
Vasanti Jayaswal, Shriyum Center,Petaluma, California