Author: Sivananda AshramPublisher: Divine Life SocietyYear: 2005Language: EnglishPages: 176ISBN/UPC (if available): N/A
This volume is meant primarily to respond to a request made by many international visitors to Sivananda Ashram, Who are unfamiliar with the Sanskrit language, but who wish to participate meaningfully in the morning and evening recitations of the Mantras herein. Our intent, therefore, is not a scholarly - perfect transliteration, but rather one intended for ease in sight-reading by our international guests. We believe that, with practice, the ear will pick up the nuances of intonation and pronunciation.
Publisher’s Note Dedication Invocation Part One – Early Morning Meditation 1. Jaya Ganesha 2. Guru Stotras 3. Shanti Mantras 4. Early Morning Hymns 5. [Silent Meditation] 6. Post-Meditation Mantras 7. Concluding Prayers 8. “Deepening Your Meditation” – by Swami Chidananda 9. “A Guided Meditation” – by Swami Chidananda 10. “Peace be unto Ali” – by Swami Chidananda Part Two – Evening Satsang 11. Jaya Ganesha [see above] 12. Opening Hymns 13. Guru Strotras 14. Sri Sukta [Hymns to Goddess Lakshmi] 15. Hymn to Saturn 16. Sri Gita Dhyanam 17. [Recitation of the Bhagavad Gita] 18. Sri Gita Mahatmya [Glory of the Gita] 19. Gita Arati [recited on special occasions] 20. [Evening Programme] 21. Evening Prayer Session Mantras 22. The Universal Prayer 23. Concluding Prayers 24. [Silent Meditation] 25. He Prabho 26. Sivananda Ashram Arati and Mangala Charana 27. The Divine Life Society Grand Arati 28. “The Sri-Sukta” –by Swami KrishnanandaPart Three – Special Occasions Hymns to Sri Hanumanji [recited Saturday evening] 29. Sri Hanuman Stava 30. Sri Hanuman Chalisa 31. Sri Hanuman Ashtaka 32. Sri Rama am Sankirtan [recited on Ekadasi] 33. Narayana Sukta [recited during Temple Pujas] – Translation of Narayana Sukta – by Swami Krishnananda 34. “The Narayana Sukta – An Essay” – by Swami Krishnananda 35. 108 Names of Worshipful Gurudev Sri Swami Sivananda [Recited during Paduka Pujas] 36. Gurudev Mangalam recited each evening at Gurudev’s Kutir 37. Shree Ganga Arati recited each evening at Gurudev’s Ghat 38. The Guru Stotras in Twenty-four Verses 39. Jaya Ganesha as Chanted by Sri Gurudev Part Four – Selected Teachings of Gurudev Sri Swami Sivananda 40. Philosophy of Idol Worship 41. Symbolism in Ritual Worship 42. Twenty Hints on Meditation 43. Twenty Important Spiritual Instructions 44. Sadhana Tattva – The Science of the Seven Cultures 45. Sample Spiritual Diary 46. Sample Resolve Form 47. “Salutations and Adorations” – A prayer by Sri Gurudev 48. “Gurudev’s Legacy” – by Swami Chidananda