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About Ashtanga - Chants

ashtanga yoga mantram (opening prayer)

OmVande Gurunam Charanaravinde Sandarshita Svatma Sukhava Bodhe Nishreyase Jangalikayamane Samsara Hala Hala Mohashantyai

Abahu Purushakaram Shankachakrasi Dharinam Sahasra Shirasam Shvetam Pranamami Patanjalim Om

OmI pray to the lotus feet of the Guru, who is the healer, teaching the knowledge of Self awakening and great happiness, removing the delusion of conditioned existence.

To the sage Patanjali; who is the refuge, holding in his hands infinite time (a wheel of fire), divine sound (a conch), and the capacity for appropriate judgement and action (the sword of discrimination) To him, I prostrate.

mangala mantram (finishing prayer)

OmSvashti Praja Bhyah Pari Pala Yantam Nya Yena Margena Mahi Mahishaha Go Bramanebhyaha Shubamastu Nityam Lokaa Samastha Sukhino Bhavantu Om

OmMay all be well with mankind. May the leaders of the Earth protect in in every way by keeping to the right path. May there be goodness for those who know the earth to be sacred

May all the world be happy May the rains fall on time and may the earth yeild its produce in abundance May this country be free from disturbance and may the righteous be free from fear.Om