Saturday, October 17, 2009

Hindu Prayer Book

Hindu Prayer Book (English)

Hindu Prayer Book (Hindi)

[updated 2012] A new and expanded print and Kindle version of this book is coming soon. The goal is to provide accurate transliteration, easy to read for new-comers, word by word accurate translation, and meaning to help you understand your devotion.

Hindu Prayer Book - English translation and transliteration. Compilation of most common prayers. This was in response to an article published in Cleveland Plain Dealer in January 2003 that Kirtans are becoming very popular in Cleveland, but not (m)any knew the meaning. Then some ’experts’ commented that words are not important and even that words can be an obstruction to real realization.

The question then comes - why then sing a kirtan, bhajan, and that too in Sanskrit? Words are important, when they convey an idea. So this humble collection of important and common mantras, shlokas, and artis.

Any error is mine,
any perfection is divine.

Simple shloka-s for children and adults alike.
Daily prayer shloka-s and mantras

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  1. what a fantastic share..thank you

  2. thanks v much for this. it's invaluable.

  3. I love this book. It give me back my childhood and schooldays prayers all togather.
    Thank you very much

  4. Invaluable indeed.
    Such materials are unavailable in Fiji.
    Very useful.
    Satya Sharma
    Satyan Niwas, Lautoka

  5. How can we order a print copy of this book?
    Nidhi, Columbus, Ohio

  6. Dear Sir,
    Your Blog brought back so many memories. I would like to have a soft copy of the Hindu Prayer book to teach my children. Please let me know how can I do it?
    Jinoy Viswan,

  7. hi
    please give me the pdf copy of this .

    india ,UAE abudhabi


  8. This book is very informative. Do you have same book in Sanskrit text. I may not pronounce correct words if I am reading in English text especially samaas , visarg. Kindly upload Sanskrit text book as well.
    Thanks in advance.

  9. Hi,

    I really appreciate your work.If you can arrange Hindu prayer in a PDF format which can be printed,it will be the best.I like to carry it with me and pray anywhere.
    I hope you will be interested to arrange this idea.

  10. very useful and great one . Thanks to the publisher
    V M Nambiar-

  11. great work. wonderful prayers and messages. Good guide to everybody. thanks to the publishers


  12. This has given me back "The ignition" required for taking my baby spiritual steps.
    Please send a copy.


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