Salutations to Dikpalas, Rishis and Devathas

Ganesha

Aum, Sri Mahaaganaadhipataye Namah

Guidelines for pronunciation are in the footnotes

Digdevthaadi Namaskaram

aum, namah praachyaidishe,
yaascha devathaa ethasyam prathivasanthe thaabhyascha namo namo dakshinaayaidishe
yaascha devathaa ethasyaam prathivasanthe thaabhyascha namo namah pratheechaidishye
yaascha devathaa ethasyaam prathivasanthe thaabhyascha namo namah udeechyaidishye
yaascha devathaa ethasyaam prathivasanthe thaabhyascha namo namah dharaayaidishe
yaascha devathaa ethasyaam prathivasanthe thaabhyascha namo namah vaantharaayaidishe
yaascha devathaa ethasyaam prathivasanthe thaabhyascha namo namah ganga-yamunayormadhye
ye-vasanthitheme prasannathmaana schiranjeevitham vardhayanthi
namo ganga yamuma yormunibhaschanamaha.
sandhyainamaha saavithrainamaha sarasvathainamah sarvaabhyo devathaabhyo namaha
devebhyonamaha rushibhyonamaha gurubhyonamaha prithrobhyonamah
kaamo-kaarsheen-manyur-vaarshinnamonamaha prithvapasthejo vaayuraakasaath
aum namo bhagavathe vasudevaya
yagam sadaa sarvabhuuthaani charaanisthaavaraani cha saayam
pratharnamasyasthi saama sandhyaabhrakshathu


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Guidelines to pronunciation: Sanskrit is essentially a language of sounds and sound vibrations. The efficacy of Sanskrit prayers depends upon the vibrations that are produced during chanting. It is difficult to transliterate Sanskrit words into English with full justification to the original sounds. In the above stated transliteration we followed a simple approach to make it easier even for those who are not familiar with English or Sanskrit. Wherever you find repeat vowels (aa, uu, ee) please stretch the vowel sound (for ex., aa as in vast or path, uu as in cool or root, ee as in eel or feel). Similarly, "ai" should be pronounced as in gait, fight, or tight. Th should be pronounced as in think or thick, but when t alone is used, it should be pronounced as in two, top or tip.