A Prayer to the Trimurthis, the Triple Gods of Hinduism

The Trimurthis

Aum Jagath Srishti, Sthithi, Laya Kaaraka Trimurthi Devathaa Namah

composed by Jayaram V

This is a devotional prayer to Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva, the Thrimurthi Devathas. It is composed by Jayaram V for daily recitation by those who are not familiar with Sanskrit slokas and who may find it difficult to use them in their daily prayers. It is composed on the same lines as most Sanskrit prayers.

A Prayer to the Triple Gods of Hinduism

Aum Salutations to the Supreme Self who is
Maha Vishnu, Maheshwara, and Para Brahma,
Who is both Manifested and Unmanifested.
May He carry my mind beyond the limits
and rest my senses in the silence of my heart.

Aum, Salutations to the three most auspicious devas.
Salutations to Brahma, the lord of creation.
Salutations to Vishnu, the supporter of all.
Salutations to Shiva, the most auspicious.
Salutations to the triple deities whose forms are known and unknown.

Aum, Salutations to the three universal forms.
May Brahma increase my mental brilliance.
May Vishnu preserve my purity and auspiciousness.
May Shiva remove my impurities, ignorance and confusion.
May the three gods protect me from sinful actions.

Aum Salutations to the highest manifestations of Shakti.
May Maha Saraswathi increase my knowledge and wisdom.
May Maha Lakshmi bestow upon me peace and prosperity.
May Maha Devi infuse my body with strength, vigor, and energy.
Aum may there be peace in me, peace above, and peace everywhere.

This is an auspicious prayer to the Three universal gods, with the potential to benefit those who recite it everyday.

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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.

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