The Patanjali Invocation
(Sage Patanjali was the first person to present the ancient tradition of Yoga in a systematic way. Thus he is considered the founder of Yoga. Patanjali lived around 200 BC)
Om Yogena cittasya padena vacam
Malam sarirasyaca vaidyakena
Yopakarottam prvaram muninam
To the noblest of sages, Patanjali, who gave us yoga for serenity of mind,
grammar for purity of speech and medicine for the perfection of the body, I salute.
Sankha cakrasi dharinam
Sahasra sirasam svetam
I salute before Patanjali whose upper body has a human form,
whose arms hold a conch, and disc and a sword,
who is crowned by a thousand headed cobra.
Oh incarnation of Adisesa my humble salutations to thee.
* Saba mangala ho, saba mangala ho –
Saba mangala mangala mangala ho -2
(sab: all; mangala: pure, auspicious, good)
Naba mangala ho, jala mangala ho –2
Prithivi ka kana kana mangala ho -2
(naba: sky; jala: water
prithivi: earth; kana: smallest particle)
Cittha mangala ho, mati mangala ho -2
Vyakhti ka kshana kshana mangala ho -2
(cittha:citta; mati: intellect, brain
vyakhti: person; kshana: every moment)
Saba mangala ho, saba mangala hooo…..