Prayer of the Day
Prayer from Rig Veda
सॊमा॑रुद्रा धारयॆ॑थामसु॒र्यं १॒॑ प्रवा॑मि॒ष्टयॊर॑मश्नुवन्तु ।
दमॆ॑दमॆ स॒प्तरत्ना॒ दधा॑ना॒ शं नॊ॑ भूतं द्वि॒पदॆ॒शं चतु॑ष्पदॆ ॥ ६.७४.१ ॥
Mantra as Romanized text
sOmArudrA dhArayEthAmasuryaM pravAmiShTayOramashnuvantu |
damEdamE saptaratnA dadhAnA shaM nO bhUtaM dvipadEshaM chatuShpadE || 6.74.1 ||
(sOmA rudrA dhArayEthAm asuryaM 1 pra vAm iShTayO aram ashnuvantu |
damEdamE saptaratnA dadhAnA shaM nO bhUtaM dvipadE shaM chatuShpadE || )
Meaning of the Prayer Mantra:
Oh lords of bliss and vitality! May the worships readily
delight You, Who hold the might!
Giving the seven gems in each of our houses,
make us, the two legged beings and four legged
1. sOma - Lord of bliss; dhArayEthAM - hold;
asuryaM - divinity / strength; aram - readily; prAshnuvantu - feed;
damE - home; dadhAna - giving.
2. Vedas praise the various aspects of Supreme in different
forms. In this set of hymns (Rig 6.74), the Supreme Shiva is praised
in the forms of Soma (bliss) and Rudra (vitality).
3. The essence of the four vedas are the four purusharthas
- Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha. Here the wealth and happiness
among the Purushartha are sought.
It is very important to see that the well being is sought not just for
the worshipper but for all lives - two legged or four legged!